Karl Hoffman, 1923-2009, 3rd Panzer, Anti Tank Battalion 3, Kursk
Posted 02 March 2009 - 06:03 AM
Hoffmann, Karl 85 03/29/1923 02/22/2009 Karl Hoffmann was born in Berlin, Germany, on March 29, 1923, and passed away Feb. 22, 2009, in Green Valley, Ariz. A German officer in World War II, he fought on the Russian front, sustaining several wounds and receiving various medals for his bravery in action. Following the end of the war, Karl worked as a cost accountant for the U.S. Army. In 1950 he immigrated to Portland where he began living what he always referred to as his "American Dream." Karl began his career in the United States employed as a pay clerk for a shingle company, and moved to an accounting position at Pacific Power and Light(PacifiCorp). He remained employed at the company for the next 40 years, ending his career as the company's treasurer. Throughout his life, Karl immersed himself completely into, and thoroughly enjoyed, his many and varied hobbies, including repairing vehicles, photography, building and repairing televisions and radios, flying his plane, and of course, computers. Karl was instrumental in starting the computer club at the Lake Oswego Senior Center and further carried that interest to Green Valley's club. Karl assisted in the refurbishing and maintenance of the 60 computers at the "Springs" and in addition taught many courses in the operation and maintenance of computers.
Posted 02 March 2009 - 06:51 AM
Karl didnt mind answering the many questions I had about the eastern front. Like the Author of so-you-want-interview-veteran states, Karl suggested I read a few of his favorites that included; SOLDAT BY SIEGFRIED KNAPPE, and IN DEADLY COMBAT BY GOTTLIEB HERBERT BIEDERMANN. I would read and ask questions.
Edited by crash, 12 March 2009 - 08:19 AM.
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