Roddie Edmonds  (1919)

Roddie Edmonds (1919)

World War II · US Army

At Stalag IX-B, a German POW Camp, Edmonds had his men stand firm when the camp commandant asked for Jewish soldiers to step forward. He responded with, "We are all Jews here."

World War II (1939 - 1945)
Branch

Army

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Conflict Period

World War II

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Organization

Army

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Organization Code

ARMY

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Served For

United States of America

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Rank

Master Sergeant

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WW2 Service Fact

US Army Master Sgt. Roddie Edmonds, who died in 1985, led over 1,000 POWs in refusing to deliver Jewish comrades to German captors at Stalag 9B Bad Orb Hessen-Nassau, Prussia 50-09

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Korean War (1950 - 1953)
Conflict Period

Korean War

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Served For

United States of America

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09 Feb 2013
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