Rosenbusch, Klaus

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ROSENBUSCH, Sergeant Major Klaus

Sergeant Major Klaus Rosenbusch, 1933 – 2021

Following a year of declining health SGM Rosenbusch, US Army, retired, passed away at home in the company of his wife of 62 years. Born and raised in Germany, perhaps the defining moment of his life was leaving home as a teenager to escape the growing influence of the Soviet Union on what would become East Germany. He would not be able to return home again for almost 40 years. His stay in western Germany was long enough to become an apprentice electrician and to make arrangements to join his older brother who was already living in the USA.

In 1954 the second defining experience for Klaus was to join the US Army. This led to a 30-year career that had him stationed in France, Germany, Vietnam and Korea, along with numerous bases in the US. Along the way he married Susi and they raised a family. His family became part of his military family and Klaus was a proud American soldier. He earned the Meritorious Service Medal, the Army Commendation Medal with oak leaf clusters, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal and Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal. In addition, he made many lifelong friends brought together by the common bond of living a military lifestyle.

His final posting was at Fort McPherson in the Atlanta area. Tired of 30 years of constant relocation, Klaus and Susi decided to make Georgia their home. They count many neighbors and former neighbors from Marietta and Duluth among their friends.

Klaus was preceded in death by his parents, daughter and two brothers. He is survived by his wife, son, sister, nieces and nephews and his dear daughter in law and her extended family.

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