The Medal of Honor
82nd Airborne WW II Medal of Honor
Charles N. DeGlopper
Sgt Leonard Funk
101st Airborne WW II
Medal of Honor
Robert G Cole
Joe E. Mann
17th Airborne WW II
T/Sgt Clinton M Hendrick
S/Sgt Isadore S Jachman
Pvt George J Peters
Pfc Stuart S Stryker
517th PRCT WW II
Pfc Melvin E Biddle
509th PIB WW II
Cpl Paul B Huff
11th Airborne WW II
Pvt Elmer E Fryar
Pfc Manuel Perez Jr
503rd RCT WW II
Sgt Ray E Eubanks
Pvt Lloyd G McCarter
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S I T E S
ADVA - Military Awards
Military Order of the Purple Heart
US Army ROTC - Awards Decorations and Badges
H. J. Saunders - US Military Insignias
Purple Heart Database
Brig General Ira Swift, assistant Commanding General 82nd Airborne, decorating Pvt Leonard Opper of the 504th PIR with the DSC
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A R T I C L E S
D-Day: The Paratroopers Experience
Ardennes: Battle of the Bulge
General M B Ridgeway decorating Col H L Lewis, the CO of the 325th GIR, during the D-Day Landings
If you need information about an award you believe you or a family
member was due or if you would like to know more about the circumstances in which a deceased family
member received an award, you will need to send Standard Form 180 (SF 180) or a letter containing
all the appropriate information to the Army Reserve Personnel Center.
(Picture: right) 1st Sgt Leonard Funk of the 508th PIR
receiving the Medal of Honor from President Truman.
The World War II Victory Medal (left) was
awarded to all the servicemen and women who served in the United States Armed Forces during
the years 1941 to 1946.
The Distinguished Service Cross (DSC)
(right) was established by an Act of Congress
on July 9, 1918. It is awarded to a person serving in any capacity with the Army for
extraordinary heroism which involved risking one's life in such a manner as to set the
individual apart from their comrades.
The Purple Heart (left) was
originally called The Badge of Merit and was awarded to only three soldiers during The
Revolutionary War by its designer and creator General George Washington. It was
reinstituted in 1932 and is now awarded to any member of the United States Armed Forces
killed or wounded in armed conflict.
The Silver Star
(right) was established by an Act of Congress on July 9, 1918. It is awarded to a person serving in
any capacity with the Army who is cited for gallantry in action with marked distinction
against an enemy of the United States while engaged in military operations involving
conflict with an opposing foreign force.
The Bronze Star (left) was established by
Executive Order 9419 on February 4, 1944 and is awarded to a person serving in any capacity
with the United States Army after December 6, 1941 who distinguished themselves by heroic or
meritorious achievement while engaged in military operations involving conflict against an
The Combat Infantry Badge (right) was established by
the War Department on 27 October 1943. Lieutenant General Lesley J.McNair, then the Army
Ground Forces commanding general, was instrumental in its creation. He originally recommended
that it be called the "fighter badge." The CIB was designed to enhance morale and the prestige
of the "Queen of Battle." Then Secretary of War Henry Stinson said, "It is high time we
recognize in a personal way the skill and heroism of the American infantry."
The European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal
(left) was awarded to persons serving in the
European-African-Middle Eastern Theatre of Operations in any capacity with the Armed Forces
of the United States between December 7, 1941 until November 8,1945.
The Asia- Pacific Campaign Medal
(right) was awarded to persons serving in the
Asia- Pacific Theatre of Operations in any capacity with the Armed Forces
of the United States between December 7, 1941 until March 2, 1946.
The American Campaign Medal
(left) was awarded to persons serving in the American Theatre of
Operations in any capacity with the Armed Forces of the United States between December 7,
1941 until March 2,1946.
The Presidential Unit Citation
(right) is awarded to units of the United States Army and their
allies for exhibiting extraordinary heroism as a unit in such a way as to set it apart
from other units.
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