|Birth: ||Oct. 11, 1916|
|Death: ||Nov. 5, 2003|
Son of Herman E. & Anna M. Bauch, 1920 Prec 5, San Patricio Co, born TX, SSDI last residence Thompsons Station, Williamson, Tennessee
From Find A Grave contributor Truman Bratteli:
First Sergeant Erich Bauch served in Battery B, 328th Field Artillery, of the 85th Division, also called the Custer Division, during WWII. He took part in the Italian Campaign. When the war ended, he was at Brenner Pass in Austria, about twenty miles north of Italy. By the war's end, he had earned a Bronze Star Medal, American Defense Medal, National Defense Medal, WWII Victory Medal, North Africa-Italy Campaign Medal with three stars for the major campaigns of Rome-Arno, Po Valley, and Northern Appeninnes, along with the Good Conduct Medal.
After the war, he decided to make a career of the military and re-enlisted in the Army Air Corps. He retired from active duty from the USAF in December 1958, his last duty assignment as Recruiter, assigned to Beeville, Texas. He retired as a Master Sergeant having served nearly 23 years.
After retiring from the military, he began his "second career" as a police officer for the city of Mathis, Texas, the same town in which he'd been raised. After serving there as patrolman, Police Chief, and Deputy Sheriff in San Patricio, Live Oak, and Fayette Counties of Texas, he retired from full-time law enforcement in 1981, but kept on part-time until the end of 1992.
Herman E. Bauch (1878 - 1967)
Anna M. Bauch (1883 - 1969)
Dixie Dale Hart Bauch (1924 - 1998)
M SGT US Army, World War II, Bronze Star Medal
Cenizo Hill Cemetery
San Patricio County
Created by: Charlie Ward
Record added: Jan 20, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 17590584