Biography: David Golub was born on March 7, 1926, in New York, New York. He was the son of Aaron and Lena Golub and attended local schools in the New York area, graduating in 1944.
Service Time: On June 19, 1944, David entered the service at Fort Dix, New Jersey and was eventually assigned to B Company of the 893rd Tank Destroyer Battalion, serving in Europe. Due to his late entry into the service, he didn’t return to the U.S. until March 5, 1946, and was eventually discharged in June at the rank of Technician 5th Grade.
After returning home, David went back to school and earned an accounting degree. He wasn’t able to find a job in his field and ended up driving a Fink bread truck. He later owned a Carvel Ice Cream store on Staten Island, NY. David married the former Lillian Markowitz, who was also from New York. Although few details of his life are known, he was a member of the Jewish War Veterans organization.
David passed away on May 22, 1976, at the age of 50. He was buried in Queens, NY.
I want to thank David’s nephew, Eric, for his assistance with this tribute and providing the photos of his uncle.
David behind the .50 caliber Browning Machine gun mounted to one of the units’ M20 Scout Vehicles.
David, standing at right, with some men from his unit. David has his arm around Anthony Allegrucci, who is also featured on this website.
Above, on the left, David is sharing some time with friends at a club soon after returning to the U.S.. Photo is dated March 16, 1946.
David’s brother Julian also served with the Navy in WWII.