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Subject: BRONZE STAR RECIPIENTS

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Entry: 6592 BRONZE STAR RECIPIENTS

NORMAN WACHTL wrote on July 2, 2014

Fairhope Alabama


Comments:

Is there a record of my Bronze Star awardedn in 1951?

Thank you.

Norm Wachtl





Entry: 6482 BRONZE STAR RECIPIENTS

CARMELO AGUILAR-MERCADO wrote on December 31, 2013

Arecibo Puerto Rico


Comments:

Korean Service Medal with 2 bronze stars. United Nations Service Medal





Entry: 6409 BRONZE STAR RECIPIENTS

AL OZMENT wrote on October 2, 2013

Longview To


Comments:

John R Ozment,Cpl in US Army, fought in Korea, discharged in1952,was
awarded the Bronze Star. I don't know why. He has passed however
would never talk about his time in Korea. I am wanting to find out what he
did to receive the Bronze Star.





Entry: 6356 BRONZE STAR RECIPIENTS

TIM SMITH wrote on June 13, 2013

Newark DE


Comments:

Found record of my Fathers that outlined his heroic actions
during the war. He was awarded the Bronze Star Medal.

Corporal Thomas L. Smith, RA13359052, Army Medical Service, United States Army.

A member of Medical Company,32d Infantry, distinguished himself by heroic
movement near Paeam; Korea.

On 7 December 1951, the command post of the tank company was subjected to severe
intense enemy shelling which inflicted many casualties among the personnel
manning the post.

As the shelling began Corporal Smith, with complete disregard for his personal
safety, immediately began to move from position to position in the impact area
searching for the wounded and treating their injuries.

Continuously exposing himself with unconcern for the exploding shells, Corporal
Smith administered to all of the wounded, and directed their evacuation to
safety. Through his great courage and bravery, all of the casualties received
prompt medical treatment and evacuation.

The heroic action displayed by Corporal Smith reflects great credit on himself,
and the military Service. Entered in the Federal service from the State of
Maryland.

By Command of Major General Lemnitzer:
Official: R.L Harrison Lt Col AGC Adjutant General
Royal Reynolds Jr. Colonel GS Chief of Staff





Entry: 6317 BRONZE STAR RECIPIENTS

BROOKE CRAIG wrote on May 27, 2013

West Palm Beach Florida


Comments:

I am trying to get my grandfathers name on the Bronze Star Recipient list. It
doesn't seem as easy as the Purple Heart list. This is very frustrating and
upsetting.
Such an honor should be easily documented and should be public record.
Does anyone know how to go about doing this???

Grandfather: Donald M. Cohen USAF 13th Bomb Sqd.





Entry: 6315 BRONZE STAR RECIPIENTS

JAN (SILCOCK) MUZZIN wrote on May 27, 2013

Lacey Washington


Comments:

My father (Gordon G. Silcock from Michigan) also received a
Bronze Service Star and I thus far have been unsuccessful
in finding out why. He served in the Korean War at CPL(T)
from 1950 to 1952. 40th Signal Company APO 6 FEC.
Cognizant District or Area Command was Fifth Army Area.
Place of separation was Camp Carson Colorado October 20,
1952. Any information would be appreciated.





Entry: 6278 BRONZE STAR RECIPIENTS

DEBORAH WILLIFORD wrote on February 6, 2013

Maitland Florida


Comments:

My father died in January 2010. He was awarded a Bronze
Star for his service to our great country in Korea, but I
don't know why. How do I find out about this?
Thank You.





Entry: 6261 BRONZE STAR RECIPIENTS

MARIA SEED wrote on January 19, 2013

Toodyay, Western Australia


Comments:

Hello, My stepfather died two days ago and while looking
through his records we found paperwork that he was honorably
discharged from the US Army on 9/4/1953, and also on 28 Dec
1959, I am guessing he enlisted twice? There was also record
that he received three bronze stars whilst in service. Like
so many others I would love to know what he done, I am
imagining it was just the horrific environmental conditions
they had to live through that would be enough to award them
this medal. His name was Donald Louis Henneman, Born 1929.
He can be found on the Lyman county South Dakota military
file, but their are no details. Hope someone can help. Also
we could not find any medals.

Kind Regards
Maria Seed, Australia





Entry: 6257 BRONZE STAR RECIPIENTS

CARLOS JERRY AUSTIN wrote on January 12, 2013

childress texas


Comments:

during ww11 a vet could geta bronze star for meritorus
service for having a combat infantry Badge,was this
exfended for the korean war?





Entry: 6252 BRONZE STAR RECIPIENTS

HERB HARPER wrote on January 9, 2013

Georgetown TENNESSEE


Comments:

Regarding Awards and Decorations (MEDALS) go to our Web
Site Http://pyramidiers.com click on A. F. Locator and
scroll down to Awards and Decorations. this will give you
the address at Randolph AFB, TX to get the info you seek.

If I can be of more help, you may contact me at
BOMBGRP98@aol.com

Herb Harper, Historian Emeritus, 98th Bomb Group Vets.
Assoc.





Entry: 6246 BRONZE STAR RECIPIENTS

ROY SNYDER wrote on December 30, 2012

Fairmont West Va


Comments:

My father in law just told us this Christmas Day that he was the recipient of
four Bronze stars during his time in the army in the Korean War. He was
with a Mortor Co. And some of the stories he told made my hair stand on
end. I don't think he has any of the medals that he was awarded and I
seriously doubt that he has any thing as a DD-214 after all these years. Is
there anywhere I can contact that might be able to help? I know that there
used to be a place in St. Louis but I am not sure of how to get hold of them.
Ay help will be greatly appreciated.





Entry: 6183 BRONZE STAR RECIPIENTS

SHAYNE BACA wrote on September 17, 2012

Biloxi MS


Comments:

My father, Louie Baca, earned a Bronze Star on February 14,
1953 in Korea. Any idea on how to get replacement medals
and why he received this award? Thanks in advance.





Entry: 6171 BRONZE STAR RECIPIENTS

MICHAEL LEAHY wrote on August 6, 2012

poughkeepsie new york


Comments:

my father francis d leahy a segearnt in the army earned 2
bronze stars for his actions at the punchbowl i think can u
help





Entry: 6170 BRONZE STAR RECIPIENTS

MANUEL MELLO JR wrote on July 30, 2012

Ripon Ca


Comments:

My father was awarded the Bronze Star in Korea, I'd like to
be able to view that and read why it was awarded. I am very
proud of him and somewhat upset because I can't find his
name on any list. My fathers name and unit was....

Manuel Mello
Company B
15th Infantry Regiment
3rd Infantry Division

He was awarded the Bronze Star for heroism and devotion to
duty for his actions on June 12th 1953 at a friendly
outpost (Outpost Harry) near Songnae-Dong, Korea





Entry: 6134 BRONZE STAR RECIPIENTS

L. HUNTER wrote on May 27, 2012

Williamsport Pa


Comments:

My Father, William E Hunter, Master Seargant, 1st Cavalry,
USArmy, served during both WW II and Korea. I believe he
served for about 12 years ending about 1953 or 1954. He
was awarded a Purple Heart and a Bronze Star, although I
don't know exactly when or where or for which meritorious
act among many he was awarded it. Dad refused to talk
about his service or any experiences during, but most
especially about his service overseas during either war.
When asked he would always say "That's all in the past and
that's where it's going to stay."

After Dad passed away, Mom told us that Dad had be told he
had been approved for a Silver Star, but that is was during
wartime and he never actually recieved the medal, which she
said was common during wartime. Dad would never pursue
getting the medal, nor would he let Mom do that on his
behal--or even mention it to anyone. Soon after, Mom also
passed away, so we never had the chance to find out
anything more.

When Dad passed and his obituary was in the newspaper,
there were men who came to his service who told us they had
known Dad for 20 years and never even knew he had been in
the service. There was 1 man in particular who said he
used to tell Dad stories of his Navy days and Dad never
said a word about having been in the Army!

I don't know whether to pursue it since Dad was so adament
about letting that entire part of his life stay in the
past. And I have no idea whatsoever when, where or why he
was recommended for the Silver Star--or even if Mom had the
facts straight that he had actually been approved.

No matter, medal or not, William E Hunter was a great
American, a great man, and a wonderful husband and father.
He was very well liked and respected by his employees, his
community and all who knew him and I'm glad I had this
forum to 'talk' about him and let everyone know that the
world is a better place for having had MstSgt W E Hunter in
it for 83 years!





Entry: 6096 BRONZE STAR RECIPIENTS

NICOLE THOMPSON wrote on April 21, 2012

Buffalo NY


Comments:

I just received replacement medals for my grandfather who
was a sgt in the army during korea. With them I received 2
small bronze starts but don't have any idea what they were
for or used for, does anyone know?





Entry: 6092 BRONZE STAR RECIPIENTS

CHRISTOPHER SARLO wrote on April 16, 2012

Waterbury CT


Comments:

I may have posted here before, but I will do so again
anyway. My Uncle Tony, Antonio Sarlo, served in the US
ARMY 629th MedEvac unit during the Korean War. According
to his DD 214, he served from 1952-1954 and earned 2 Bronze
Stars. I know that there is a process in place to obtain
the medals for veterans who never physically received them,
but I imagine that there has to be a record/citation for
any medal awarded during military service. Does anyone
know where I might find such records?

He died before I was born and I so there are few that I can
speak with to get this information first hand. It would be
nice to have the historical details to complete information
in our family tree as well.

Any information would be greatly appreciated. Thank you
for your time and consideration.

Sincerely,

Christopher M. Sarlo





Entry: 6057 BRONZE STAR RECIPIENTS

LACY SCOTT wrote on March 17, 2012

rocky mount va


Comments:

glee a scott of va my father was awarded 3 bronze stars for
his service in korea. would never tell why he got them.
always said they just gave them to him for showing up.he
passed away last year. we have the medals & records, & will
pass them down as time goes on.explantion on records for
awarding them to him has a big V stamped on it.





Entry: 4817 BRONZE STAR RECIPIENTS

DAVID A. BICE wrote on July 23, 2011


Comments:

My brother, Sgt. Edward Ray Bice, was medic in Korea. He was awarded the Bronze Star. That is noted on his burial plaque provided by the U.S. Army. However, we cannot find the medal. We have the flag from his coffin but no medal. How do we get a replacement?





Entry: 4813 BRONZE STAR RECIPIENTS

ROBERT L. MCGUCKIN wrote on July 20, 2011


Comments:

I was awarded both the bronze star and purple heart medals
for service in Korea. Other then my DD-214, I cannot find any record of my receiving these awards. Where could I find this information? I have copy of my citation, although it is on onion skin paper and hard to read.





Entry: 4799 BRONZE STAR RECIPIENTS

NIK SIMMONS wrote on June 28, 2011


Comments:

I just found out recently that my grandpa (now 3 years deceased) recieved 2 Bronze Stars while serving in the 171st Field Artillery Battalion. We know very little about why he recieved them, and I have been looking for a list of Bronze Star recipients also.





Entry: 3384 BRONZE STAR RECIPIENTS

R.TULLY wrote on December 29, 2005


Comments:

o/s bars mean overseas bars. they were (are still?) small hash marks worn on the sleeve to indicate time spent overseas. each one denoted 18 months, I think - been a long time since I was introduced to them.





Entry: 3291 BRONZE STAR RECIPIENTS

PAUL SQUIRE wrote on October 25, 2005


Comments:

After doing some work on a Geneology project i undertook about half a year ago, I discovered that my grandfather, Alfonso Truisi, while serving as an mechanic in the 472d in the war was awarded two bronze stars, as well as something called an 'O/S bar' (I don't know what this means, I'm not exactly fluent in military abbreviations. If anyone could tell me what this means, I'd be very thankful.) I tried to get some records on his time in the Army, but like Mary Walden Ware's case, they were burned in a fire. Searches for a list of Bronze star recipients has so far been fruitless. I was wondering if anyone has found a good site yet?
Thanks.





Entry: 3163 BRONZE STAR RECIPIENTS

GORDON HANSEN wrote on September 9, 2005


Comments:

interestingly, my father also was awarded a bronze star from the korean war and i did not find out about it until just before his death in october of 1999. i am also looking for more information about the circumstances around the award. i ran across the





Entry: 3130 BRONZE STAR RECIPIENTS

MARIE wrote on August 9, 2005


Comments:

Did anyone ever find a list of Bronze Star recipients?





Entry: 3096 BRONZE STAR RECIPIENTS

MARY WALDEN WARE wrote on July 21, 2005


Comments:

my father was awarded the bronze star during the korean conflict. he was in the air force as an electrician. we know very little about how he earned it. we are now trying to obtain the medal. but his military records were destroyed in a fire and we ar





Entry: 3026 BRONZE STAR RECIPIENTS

JEROMY HERING wrote on May 23, 2005


Comments:

my grandfather, darrel ford ross, served in the army on heartbreak ridge. he was part of the 502nd airborne and i believe he was a ranger. the one and only story he ever told, was that he had to walk 50 miles to his troop through enemy territory. as he





Entry: 2874 BRONZE STAR RECIPIENTS

RENE NESSER wrote on March 6, 2005


Comments:


two veterans from luxembourg , jos wagener ltcol ret and

raymond beringer sgtm ret , both luxembourg army , won a

bronze star for heroic actions during the korean war as

members of the belgian/luxembourg unit integrated into

the 7th u.s





Entry: 2832 BRONZE STAR RECIPIENTS

ALLAN GOLDSTON wrote on February 19, 2005


Comments:

Army Lt. Kenneth Simpson won Bronze Star, now living at Maggie Valley, NC, age 76





Entry: 2827 BRONZE STAR RECIPIENTS

RAY BURNS wrote on February 16, 2005


Comments:

my father , raymond e. burns , won 3 bronze stars in korea and never spoke of the war . i found out about the awards upon his death .
i'd love to see the list and the descriptions of the awards .
thank you .. ray





Entry: 2822 BRONZE STAR RECIPIENTS

BILL BABBS wrote on February 13, 2005


Comments:

josie,

did you ever have any luck finding a list of bronze star recipients from the korean war? my dad won a bronze star at pork chop hill and i thought it would be wonderful to see that list with his name on it.

bill babbs
mechanicsburg, pa





Entry: 2686 BRONZE STAR RECIPIENTS

JOSIE BROMLEY wrote on August 6, 2004


Comments:

I'm looking for a list of personnel who received a Bronze Star for their actions during the Korean War.