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Herbert T Amborski

PFC in 603rd Engineer Camouflage Bn : Co D, 3rd Platoon


Born 1914 in NY, Died 1986

County of residence at enlistment: Erie County, NY
Other residence(s): Lackawanna, NY in 1942
United States Army, European Theatre of Operations
Occupation before the war: teachers (secondary school) and principals
College education before the war: Fredonia State Teachers College 4 years
College education after the war: Fredonia State Teachers College
Notes: S/SGT; Bronze Star; GO #1, Sec II, Hq 12th A Gp, 6 Jan 45. Meritorious Service: Platoon Sergeant, France, 14 Jun-11 Jul 44
Source: 603rd Camouflage Engineer Roster provided by W. Anderson; Awards and Decorations; Bernie Mason Company D Roster; photo from Dahl Collection, GALP Archive

Enlistment record:,sl,fd&rpp=10&pg=1&rid=593521

He graduated from Fredonia State Teachers' College with a Bachelor's in Education in 1947.

He had been the treasurer of the Fredonia Normal Art Club (Fredonia Normal was the name of the college up until WW2) in 1934, so clearly his education had been interrupted by the war. (Or perhaps he was certified as a teacher without the Bachelor's degree? Article below this one says he'd been teaching for 29 years which is probably not exactly accurate due to the interruption of the war.)

In 1956, he became president of the New York State Poultry Association. The article states he is a science teacher, and former president of the Buffalo and Western New York Poultry Association. Photo here.

A 1966 article says he had been a teacher in the Lackawanna (NY) school system for 29 years. His primary interest outside of work was the breeding and exhibiting of unusual breeds of poultry. He won the International Grand Champion award for a "White Frizzle" hen at the Canton, Ohio show in 1956.

He died on January 3, 1986. Record below. Wife named Elva.

Find a Grave record.

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