In Memory of
U.S. Army Private
Marvin Bloomberg
Huron, South Dakota
Beadle County
March 9, 1925 – January 10, 1945
Killed in Action in France

Marvin Bloomberg marker at WWII Memorial Dedication

Marvin Bloomberg was born March 9, 1925, in Minneapolis, Minnesota, to Leo and Nellie Bloomberg. The family moved to Huron, South Dakota, where Marvin was raised and educated. He graduated from Huron High School in 1943. While he was in school, Marvin was considered an outstanding baseball player. In 1943, he played second base for the junior American Legion team, which won an all-state berth; Marvin was the youngest player to participate. In fact, Marvin had caught the attention of scouts from the Brooklyn Dodgers, whose efforts to take him to New York were halted when he enlisted in the service.

In September of 1943, Marvin entered active service at Fort Snelling, Minnesota. Part of his training took place at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, before he was sent overseas to France in November of 1944, as part of the 398th Infantry Regiment, 100th Infantry Division.

On January 10, 1945, Pfc. Marvin Bloomberg was killed in action in France when struck by shrapnel.  He was posthumously awarded the Purple Heart and the Bronze Star for bravery since he had given his life while attempting to administer first aid to a squad leader.

Pfc. Marvin Bloomberg was buried at Plot B, Row 32, Grave 55, Ardennes American Cemetery, Neupre, Belgium.

This entry was respectfully submitted by Sheila Hansen and Mary Schwartz. Information for this entry was provided by an application for a SD veteran’s bonus payment and by information supplied by Gary Bloomberg, Rapid City, SD