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Albright, Lt. Frank P. | Apgar, T/Sgt. Horace | Balfour, Maj. Ronald Edmund

Apgar, T/Sgt. Horace  

Technical Sergeant (TSgt), U.S. Army, Monuments, Fine Arts, and Archives (MFAA)

Horace V. Apgar saw active combat duty in Europe from March 1944 to August 1945, and was transferred from the 100th infantry division to the MFAA, European Theatre of Operations in early fall of 1945. He was stationed in Frankfurt as an investigator, and until the spring of 1946, he was involved in the retrieval and restitution of Jewish property. He was assigned to a Rothschild home in Paris, which was being used as a repository for recovered Jewish artifacts stolen from synagogues and temples. For his military service Apgar was decorated with the Bronze Star, the ETO Ribbon with three stars, the WWII Victory Medal and the Combat Infantry Badge.

Following the war, in 1949, Apgar graduated from Eastman School of Music at the University of Rochester, having also studied at New York University and the University of Oklahoma. From 1951 to 1955 he was a Bass teacher at the University of Oklahoma. After graduation, he commenced a 56-year career at the Oklahoma City Philharmonic Orchestra, where he was most recently the principal double bass player. He also taught as an adjunct professor at Oklahoma City University for 35 years. His wife of over fifty years, Nancy, was also a musician and died in 2002. He currently resides in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.


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