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Sass, Louis

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Oral History

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Louis Sass was born 23 May 1919 in St. Paul, Minnesota, and grew up there. He graduated from Washington High School in 1937, then worked at a number of jobs in St. Paul, among them the St. Paul Foundry Company on Como Avenue. Louis was drafted into the US Army in September 1941, prior to the US entering the war. He served in the 75th Infantry Division, arriving in France in 1944. Louis saw action at the Battle of the Bulge (Dec 1944 – Jan 1945); the Battle of the Colmar Pocket (1945); and the Battle for the Ruhr (1945). He was discharged from service in Dec 1945. (information verified from narrator records) Louis was married in 1944, prior to leaving for Europe. He and his wife Norma Jean (d. 1994) had three children. Following military service, Louis worked for the Veterans Administration, then for several other companies, some outside of Minnesota. Louis Sass died 17 August 2003 in St. Paul.


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