Rogoshewski at Dead Cold Ridge
This morning as every
morning was preparing the next days Soldier
of the Day. Went to find the Morning Report
showing the date John Rogoshewski was
wounded to add to the history of what
happened to him 9 June. 3 hours later and
I’m just finishing up this article.
It turns out that John
Rogoshewski was part of another article
Dead Cold Ridge written February of
2023. Didn’t have a clue until I went
through all of the Morning Reports and Maps
while looking for what happened to him.
Sometimes you fall way down the Rabbit Hole
when doing research. This was one of those
times. Below is the history for John
Rogoshewski’s time in the Army, start to
Here is a link to all of the Records for
John Rogoshewski showing when he joined
Company C, when he was wounded and where for
Normandy, Holland and the Bulge along with
all of his wounds and the Maps that go along
with this article.
Private First Class
John Rogoshewski (Army Serial Number
12095600) fought in three campaigns starting
6 June 1944 in Normandy and dying in
Bastogne 19 December 1944. Rogoshewski was
an original member of Company C 506th
Parachute Infantry Regiment (and the 506th
became attached to the 101st
Airborne Division while still in the USA).
Rogoshewski eventually became First Scout
for his Platoon.
After the 6 June jump
Rogoshewski was wounded for the first time 9
June when a Sniper hit him. He was fighting
in and around Saint-Côme-du-Mont.
Rogoshewski was sent back to England and was
admitted a second time for his original
injury. He then came back to the Company in
August and jumped into Holland 17 September
Rogoshewski was wounded
again 20 September while scouting the Zon
Bridge. He rejoined Company C a week later
Before his next
campaign Rogoshewski ended up on the BBC
Radio talking about his first two battles,
Normandy and Holland. It was
a very interesting 2:45 interview
to say the least.
This leads us to his
last battle and the end of his life, the
well named “Battle of the Bulge”. The
official campaign was named the Ardennes.
The 506th Parachute Infantry
passed through Hermoule before they arrived
at Noville, Belgium early 19 December 1944.
To read the rest of
what happened this day to Private First
Class Rogoshewski and the other men from
Company C you can go here;
Dead Cold Ridge
January 15, 2024