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Harold Baumgarten

Jacksonville Beach, Florida

Mar 2, 1925 – Dec 25, 2016 (Age 91)

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DR. HAROLD (HAL) BAUMGARTEN, M.D., D-DAY SURVIVOR, DESCRIBED BY TOM BROKAW AS "ONE OF THE GREATEST OF THE GREATEST GENERATION", DIED ON DEC 25, 2016. HE WAS BORN IN NEW YORK, MARCH 2, 1925 AND BECAME A PERMANENT RESIDENT OF FLORIDA IN 1947. HE LANDED IN THE FIRST WAVE ON OMAHA BEACH...

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Just watched a documentary about the Normandy landings and the allied campaign that followed. Hard to imagine the horrors that Harold and all of his comrades endured. Now I've found out that he died in 2016. Rest in Peace Harold . Thank you.

On this Remembrance Day in Australia I add my Thanks to you and your mates for your selfless deeds. We owe our incredible lives and lifestyles to all who served in all theaters of war. You will never be forgotten.




God bless you sir for your service. Our children sleep safely today in freedom because of what you and the others did so long ago.

I read his autobiography shortly after it came out and was amazed by his bravery, determination and thoughtfulness for other's in the midst of battle. Harold was everything that one thinks of when the term Greatest Generation is proffered.
He and many men and women like him make it possible for all of us in this great Country to enjoy all of the freedoms that too many take for granted.
Rest In Peace, Dr. Baumgarten.

Thank you for everything

Thank you for all you did for your country and humanity. I wish I had gotten a chance to meet Hal in life. Both of my grandfathers served in the Army and Navy during WW2 as well, so this generation has always interested me as my family had many of the same experiences. My condolences to the family on losing a great man. May we keep the memories of this generation alive.

I truly hope that the members of Dr. Harold Baumgarten's family understand the level of gratitude, and inspiration, that their courageous patriarch still elicits to this day. May we never forget the unfathomable sacrifices that he made to fight tyranny, and preserve freedom.

Grande hal queria ter lutado ao seu lado