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BERNARD BROSKY

Bernard F. Brosky, 95, of Wheeling, WV, died Monday, July 7, 2014, in Wheeling Hospital.

He was born June 16, 1919 in Wheeling, a son of the late Frank and Martha Welch Brosky.

He was a former employee of Wheeling Steel and the Ormet Corp, enjoyed woodworking and building grandfather clocks, was a member of Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church, and an Army veteran of WWII.

Private First Class Brosky was a member of the first battalion of the 168th regiment and received the Distinguished Unit Citation for seizing and holding important German positions on Mount Pantano, Italy, anchor of the German winter line in 1943, and opening the way for Fifth Army drive to the Rapido River valley.

For four days and nights from November 29, 1943 to December 3, the battalion stormed and seized the vital objective, clung tenaciously to its position despite ferocious Nazi attacks, severe casualties, bitter weather, rugged terrain and almost insuperable supply communications and evacuation problems.

German attempts to gain the objective were preceded by intense artillery and mortar barrages and climaxed by bitter fire fights and hand to hand engagements.

At times due to the shortage of ammunition, the embattled Yank infantryman threw stones and ration cans at assaulting Nazis. The battalions stand forced the Germans to abandon their winter line.

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Bernard F. Brosky, 95, of Wheeling, WV, died Monday, July 7, 2014, in Wheeling Hospital.

He was born June 16, 1919 in Wheeling, a son of the late Frank and Martha Welch Brosky.

He was a former employee of Wheeling Steel and the Ormet Corp, enjoyed woodworking and building grandfather clocks, was a member of Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church, and an Army veteran of WWII.

Private First Class Brosky was a member of the first battalion of the 168th regiment and received the Distinguished Unit Citation for seizing and holding important German positions on Mount Pantano, Italy, anchor of the German winter line in 1943, and opening the way for Fifth Army drive to the Rapido River valley.

For four days and nights from November 29, 1943 to December 3, the battalion stormed and seized the vital objective, clung tenaciously to its position despite ferocious Nazi attacks, severe casualties, bitter weather, rugged terrain and almost insuperable supply communications and evacuation problems.

German attempts to gain the objective were preceded by intense artillery and mortar barrages and climaxed by bitter fire fights and hand to hand engagements.

At times due to the shortage of ammunition, the embattled Yank infantryman threw stones and ration cans at assaulting Nazis. The battalions stand forced the Germans to abandon their winter line.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his wife, Frances J. Marschner Brosky, two sisters, Alice Zitzmann and Martha Harzer, twin- brother, Paul Brosky.

Surviving is one daughter, Marilyn (Donald) Burlitch of Wheeling; a granddaughter, Jennifer (Tim) Roberts of Wheeling; two great-grandchildren, Conner Roberts and Cameron Roberts.

Friends received 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Monday at the Altmeyer Funeral Home, 1400 Eoff Street, Wheeling, where Vigil services will be held at 3 p.m.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 15, 2014 in Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church, Wheeling.

Interment with military honors in Mount Calvary Cemetery, Wheeling.

Online condolences can be given at www.altmeyer.com.

is parents, he is preceded in death by his wife, Frances J. Marschner Brosky, two sisters, Alice Zitzmann and Martha Harzer, twin- brother, Paul Brosky.

Surviving is one daughter, Marilyn (Donald) Burlitch of Wheeling; a granddaughter, Jennifer (Tim) Roberts of Wheeling; two great-grandchildren, Conner Roberts and Cameron Roberts.

Friends received 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Monday at the Altmeyer Funeral Home, 1400 Eoff Street, Wheeling, where Vigil services will be held at 3 p.m.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 15, 2014 in Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church, Wheeling.

Interment with military honors in Mount Calvary Cemetery, Wheeling.

Online condolences can be given at www.altmeyer.com.

BERNARD BROSKY

Bernard F. Brosky, 95, of Wheeling, WV, died Monday, July 7, 2014, in Wheeling Hospital.

Arrangements are pending at the Altmeyer Funeral Home, 1400 Eoff St., Wheeling.