STURM, Joseph

Registration Nr.:    S 0265 / V 00522
Birthday:    14.05.1928, Luxembourg City
Father:    Jacques STURM
Mother:    Anne LAUX
Service entry:    09.07.1945
Contingent:    2nd
Ranks:    Caporal (1947)
                  Sergent (1951)
                  Sergent-Chef (1963)
                  Brigadier-Chef (1968)
                  Adjudant (1972)
                  Inspecteur de Police (1972)
                  Adjudant-Chef (1976)
                  Commissaire de Police (1978)
                  Adjudant-Major (1981)
Death:    20.08.2004


Joseph Sturm was born on 14 May 1928 in Luxembourg City. He visited the elementary school in Bonnevoie between 1934 and 1942. Under Nazi occupation, he started working for the Wilhelm-Luxemburg railway company. After the liberation of Luxembourg in September 1944, Jos worked during the battle of the Bulge in an American medical facility. Before he was called up for compulsory military service on 9 July 1945, he worked for a short period as a steward in the Hotel Alpha in Luxembourg City.
Immediately after his compulsory term has expired, he voluntarily enlisted for a 3-year period. From now on, he stayed in the military and even joined the Second Luxembourgish contingent to fight alongside the UN troops in Korea. Overseas, he was part of several patrols, on which he was charged with the command over his section (group of 10 men). After his return from Korea, he started off an impressive career in the Luxembourgish military and later in the police. In 1968 he was first detached to the police as Brigadier-Chef. In 1978, he was promoted Detective, before he retired in 1983.
After his retirement, he was granted the honorable right to wear the title and uniform of an Adjudant-Major.
Jos died on 20 August 2004 at the age of 78.