STURM, Joseph


Registration Nr.:    S 0265 / V 00522

Birthday:    14.05.1928, Luxembourg City

Father:    Jacques STURM

Mother:    Anne LAUX

Service entry:    09.07.1945

Contingent:    2nd 

Ranks:    Caporal (1947)
                  Sergent (1951)
                  Sergent-Chef (1963)
                  Brigadier-Chef (1968)
                  Adjudant (1972)
                  Inspecteur de Police (1972)
                  Adjudant-Chef (1976)
                  Commissaire de Police (1978)
                  Adjudant-Major (1981)

Death:    20.08.2004

Under Nazi occupation, Jos was an employee of the Wilhelm-Luxemburg railway company. During the Battle of the Bulge, he found work at an American medical hospital. In Summer 1945, he worked for a short period as a steward in the Hotel Alpha in Luxembourg City.

After his compulsory military service had expired, he voluntarily enlisted for a 3-year period, even joining the second contingent to fight alongside the UN troops in Korea. Overseas, he took part in several combat patrols, during which he was in charge of a section (group of 10 men). After his return from Korea, he completed an impressive career in the Army. In 1968 he was transferred to the police as Brigadier-Chef. In 1978, he was promoted to Inspecteur, before retiring in 1983. In April 1988, he was granted the honorary title of Adjudant-Major.

Croix d'Honneur et de Mérite militaire en bronze (Lux.)
United Nations Service Medal (UNO)
Médaille du Volontaire de Guerre Combattant avec barrette en argent (Bel.)
Korean War Service Medal (RoK)
Médaille du Volontaire de Guerre avec barrette en bronze (Bel.)
Médaille Commémorative des théâtres d'opérations extérieures (Bel.)
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