Courtesy of the New York State Military Museum,
Division of Military and Naval Affairs.
THE IMMIGRANT SON
SGT. ERNEST A. BRUDERHAUSEN
YONKERS, NEW YORK
COMPANY H, 71ST INFANTRY REGIMENT, 44TH INFANTRY DIVISION
Originally from Yonkers, New York, Sergeant Ernest A. Bruderhausen, Company H, 71st Infantry Regiment, was the son of German immigrants. His fluency in German became an asset as the 71st moved closer to Germany. Bruderhausen served as the unofficial translator for his unit.
Bruderhausen was wounded at the start of the attack on Simserhoff Fortress on December 13, 1944.