Max Reischel

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Record 227/959
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Collection Winnebago County Historical Commission
Copyright Oshkosh Public Museum
Description Gelatin print of Max Reischel.
Year Range from 1935
Event World War II
Year range to 1943
Medium Photographic Paper
Notes Bust view image of Sergeant Max Reischel. He is wearing the winter service uniform and hat. He wears sergeant's chevrons on his sleeves and a campaign ribbon and marksmanship qualification badge on his left breast.
Max Reischel was born in Bavaria, Germany in 1880. His family immigrated to the United States before 1883. His father Edward Reischel was a cabinet maker and died prior 1893. In 1895 Max was working as a laborer and helping to support his widowed mother Mary and younger siblings. He was working as a laborer at Robert Brand & Sons in Oshkosh, WI in 1905. He enlisted in the US Army on September 29, 1906 and was assigned to the 106th Company, Coast Artillery. He is listed as five feet, eight inches tall; blue eyes; light brown hair; ruddy complexion and excellent character. Max became a professional soldier and was stationed at Fort Worden, Washington, Headquarters Company, 14th Coast Artillery. He was promoted to sergeant on May 9, 1930. His last recorded enlistment was at age fifty-two on February 18, 1935 for three years. His service record during World War II is unknown.
Object ID P2005.20.53
Object Name Print, Photographic
People Reischel, Max
Print size 4" x 6"
Subjects Portrait photographs
World War II
United States Army
Artillery (Troops)
Title Max Reischel
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