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Arthur Stanley Katz was born on March 21, 1923, in Brooklyn, N.Y. he gave up his college student’s draft deferment status to enlist in the United States Cavalry on November 16, 1942. He was honorably discharged on November 18, 1945. He served with the 86th

Cavalry Reconnaissance Squadron attached to the Sixth Armored Division in

General Patton’s Third Army in Europe. He fought in all of Patton’s engagements, including the Battle of the Bulge. He was wounded twice, awarded two Purple Hearts and a Bronze Star.

He is fluent in German, and at the war’s end, he joined the Army’s Military Government unit in Wuerttemberg, Germany, where, on June 16, 1945, he met Anneliese Baur from the Black Forest Region of Germany, and fell instantly in love. They were married for 55 years. Anneliese gave him five wonderful children: three boys, two girls. Anneliese succumbed to Alzheimer’s on March 20, 2002.

Arthur practiced Intellectual Property Law for 50 years. He is the author of “From The Embers Rising: How WWII and the Love of a Courageous, Beautiful German Girl, Shaped Two Lives.”