Become our sponsor and display your banner here
Results 1 to 7 of 7

Bronze Star with Oak Leaf Cluster

Article about: I recently got my first US WW2 award in the mail; a Bronze Star awarded to Master Sergeant Robert V. Wilkins. I've added the story that came with the award in the photos down below. Is it po

  1. #1

    Default Bronze Star with Oak Leaf Cluster

    I recently got my first US WW2 award in the mail; a Bronze Star awarded to Master Sergeant Robert V. Wilkins. I've added the story that came with the award in the photos down below.

    Is it possible to get a citation for his Bronze Star or any more information about the recipient?
    Click to enlarge the picture Click to enlarge the picture Bronze Star with Oak Leaf Cluster   Bronze Star with Oak Leaf Cluster  

    Bronze Star with Oak Leaf Cluster   Bronze Star with Oak Leaf Cluster  

    Bronze Star with Oak Leaf Cluster  

  2. #2
    ?

    Default

    Nice medal looks like a government reissue probably after 1960. Very unlikely you'll find the citation as they didn't keep very good records of bronze star citations.

  3. #3

    Default

    If it is a Bronze Star w.OLC it was awarded two separate times, I believe if it doesn't have a "V" device it was not awarded for a specific act of heroism during combat. That is not to say he never received a Bronze Star with a V Device as that would be worn as a separate ribbon or medal displayed with the device.

  4. #4
    MAP
    MAP is offline
    ?

    Default

    Very nice pick up Alexsander (by the way, nice to see you posting, has it been awhile?)

    Gel is correct. This is a post war example most likely as it has a "crimp brooch" pin. But all original and a nice piece of history. Congrats!
    "Please", Thank You" and proper manners appreciated

    My greatest fear is that one day I will die and my wife will sell my guns for what I told her I paid for them

    "Don't tell me these are investments if you never intend to sell anything" (Quote: Wife)

  5. #5

    Default

    Quote by MAP View Post
    Very nice pick up Alexsander (by the way, nice to see you posting, has it been awhile?)

    Gel is correct. This is a post war example most likely as it has a "crimp brooch" pin. But all original and a nice piece of history. Congrats!
    Thanks for all the input guys, I appreciate it!

    It's nice to be back Map! I'll try to post more often.

  6. #6

    Default

    According to the US militaria forum the LI-GI stamped on the back of the brooch pin stands for "lordship industries-Government inspected" and was a mark used by them in the 1980's. Incidentally the company lost its license to produce military awards to the US government in the mid 90's because it sold 300 unauthorized Medal of honors to a dealer who sold them on to collectors at shows ! Regards Paul

  7. #7
    ?

    Default

    As noted, it is an official replacement award

    You might find a copy of the citation in his official records, which can be requested through NARA. Note that there was a massive fire at the archives in 1973 that damaged a large amount of the Army and Air Force records. You could try hiring a researcher to pull the file for you, it usually takes MUCH less time than the standard SF-180 request, which I've had take nearly a year on numerous occasions

Similar Threads

  1. 03-31-2019, 04:27 PM
  2. US Army Commendation Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster

    In Orders, medals and decorations
    03-27-2019, 08:20 PM
  3. WW2 Bronze Star

    In Orders, medals and decorations
    03-23-2015, 11:39 PM
  4. about US Bronze Star

    In Orders, medals and decorations
    09-08-2014, 04:18 PM
  5. Bronze Star Set

    In Orders, medals and decorations
    07-29-2013, 02:28 PM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •