Wallach, Eli Herschel, CPT

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Last Rank
Captain
Last Service Branch
Medical Service Corps (Officer)
Last Primary MOS
3530-Patient Administration Officer
Last MOS Group
Medical Service Corps (Officer)
Primary Unit
1944-1945, 3530, 12th Evacuation Hospital
Service Years
1940 - 1945

Medical Service Corps (Officer)

Captain



Two Overseas Service Bars


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Home State
New York
New York
Year of Birth
1915
 
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Home Town
Brooklyn, New York
Last Address
New York City, New York

Date of Passing
Jun 24, 2014
 
Location of Interment
Not Specified
Wall/Plot Coordinates
TBD
Military Service Number
Not Specified

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Honorably Discharged WW II


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Last Known Activity
Service in the Army in World War II; spent five years in the Medical Corps of the Army, reaching the rank of captain. As a medical administrative officer, a duty that sent him to various locations like Hawaii, Casablanca and France. It was in France that he began showing his acting talent by performing in a show to entertain the recovering troops.

Wallach served as a staff sergeant in Hawaii in a military hospital in the United States Army in World War II. He was soon sent to Officer Candidate School (OCS) in Abilene, Texas to train as a medical administrative officer. He graduated as a Second Lieutenant and was sent to Madison Barracks in upstate New York. He was promptly shipped to Casablanca and, later in the war, to France. It was there that a superior discovered his acting history and asked him to form a show for the patients. He and other members from his unit wrote a play called Is This the Army?, which was inspired by Irving Berlin's This is the Army. In the comedic play, Wallach and the other men clowned around as various dictators, with Wallach portraying Adolf Hitler, the leader of Nazi Germany.

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   1940-1942, 673, Tripler Army Medical Center

Staff Sergeant
From Month/Year
- / 1940
To Month/Year
- / 1942
Unit
Tripler Army Medical Center Unit Page
Rank
Staff Sergeant
MOS
673-Medical NCO
Base, Fort or City
Not Specified
State/Country
Hawaii
 
 
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 Tripler Army Medical Center Details

Tripler Army Medical Center
Type
Support
 
Parent Unit
Surgical/Evacuation Hospital Units
Strength
Center
Created/Owned By
Not Specified
   

Last Updated: Nov 23, 2018
   
   
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