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Title: Herman F. Fritzenkotter Papers, 1941-1990Add to your cart.
ID: MS-0495
Extent: 1.21 Linear Feet
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Herman Fredrick Fritzenkotter was born in Chicago, Illinois in 1923.  Two years later his family moved to San Diego.  Fritzenkotter graduated from Sweetwater High School in 1941 and enrolled at San Diego State College that same year.  Shortly thereafter, he left college to join the Merchant Marines.  In September of 1943, he enlisted with the United States Army.  He was sent to Europe where he served as Message Center Chief for the 8th Infantry Regiment, 4th (Ivy) Division.  Fritzenkotter and his regiment saw action in Normandy, Ardennes, the Battle of the Bulge, the Rhineland, and in Central Europe.  He was awarded the Bronze Star Medal in 1945 for bravery on the field.

After the war, Fritzenkotter returned to San Diego State College where he was an active member of the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity. In 1949, he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in art.  A year later he married Patricia Allard. Fritzenkotter worked as an industrial canvas salesman, and created wood sculptures in his spare time.  During his semi-retirement, he and his wife travelled throughout Europe, returning to many of the battlefields he had fought at.  He remained active at San Diego State as a member of the Retirement Association, Alumni Association, and the President’s Leadership Fund.

Fritzenkotter died on May 29, 2009.  He had two children, Kurt and Anna.

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Acquired: 02/01/2011. 2011-008, 2011-062
Restrictions: This collection is open for research.
Rights: The copyright interests in these materials have not been transferred to San Diego State University. Copyright resides with the creators of materials contained in the collection or their heirs. The nature of historical archival and manuscript collections is such that copyright status may be difficult or even impossible to determine.  Requests for permission to publish must be submitted to the Head of Special Collections, San Diego State University, Library and Information Access. When granted, permission is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical item and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder(s), which must also be obtained in order to publish. Materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials.
Acquisition Note: Patricia Allard Fritzenkotter
Preferred Citation: Identification of item, folder title, box number, Herman F. Fritzenkotter Papers, Special Collections and University Archives, Library and Information Access, San Diego State University.
Collection Material Type: Personal Papers
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