|Birth: ||Dec. 24, 1919|
|Death: ||Apr. 13, 2006|
Adam Macht honored with Bronze Star, Purple Heart for action in Africa WWII passed away April 13, 2006 at the age of 87 in Cypress Place Senior Living in Ventura, Calif.
. He was born in 1919.
An Ojai World War II veteran died early Thursday, one day after receiving his much-delayed Purple Heart and Bronze Star medals.
On Wednesday, Adam Macht was pinned with Bronze Star and Purple Heart medals — more than 60 years after he earned them.
Macht served as a combat infantryman under Gen. George S. Patton during World War II in Tunisia, Algeria and French Morocco. But he never received the Bronze Star he earned for heroic service or the Purple Heart he was awarded for wounds suffered in battle.
About two weeks ago, a routine investigation into confirming Macht's military service for possible veterans' pension benefits revealed that he'd never been formally presented his medals, among the military's highest and oldest honors. He was awarded the Bronze Star in 1944 for valiant conduct in ground combat during the "Algeria-French Morocco Campaign in the North African Theater of Operations," according to his discharge records
Chief Master Sgt. Benito Salinas of the Air National Guard called the ceremony "a long overdue presentation" before pinning the three-inch medals to Macht's green Army jacket.
He was a former civilian employee at Naval Base Ventura County, was a decorated sharpshooter while in the military and an excellent bowler.
The son of Russian immigrants, Macht was born in the United States and grew up in Topeka, Kansas. an older sister who preceded him death. He had no children. His father died when he was 5 years old. He will be buried in a plot next to his late wife of 30 years, Erma, at Ivy Lawn Memorial Park in Ventura California.
Adam John Macht (1880 - 1924)
Elizabeth Ann Schneider Macht (1881 - 1948)
Erma Mabelle Whitnack Macht (1908 - 2000)*
Albert Andrew Macht (1912 - 2000)*
John A. Macht (1915 - 1953)*
Mary Aletha Macht (1916 - 2006)*
Adam Nicholas Macht (1919 - 2006)
Anna Marie Macht Sperling (1920 - 2002)*
Ivy Lawn Memorial Park
Created by: Kathleen Fleury Bilbrey
Record added: Apr 14, 2006
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