Edwin Bruce Mumford, 89, Bloomfield Hills MI, died Dec. 17, 2011. He served as a sergeant in charge of communications for the 324th Combat Engineer Battalion. In December 1944, his unit was behind German lines for the initial three days of the Battle of the Bulge and anchored the forward slope of the line on Elsenborn Ridge from Dec. 19-26. He transported his saxophone in his jeep and played in divisional bands throughout the war. He graduated from the University of Kentucky with a B.S. in mechanical engineering. He moved to Detroit in 1958, and had a 58-year career in the automotive industry as head of Global Sales for Anchor Conveyors of Dearborn MI, and head of Allied Conveyors of America in Bloomfield Hills. Survivors include two sons and six grandchildren.
Edwin Bruce Mumford
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