the pacific campaign medal that came as part of the set has 3 campaign stars and a spearhead device. where could I find unit info? Thanks In advance
Earlier medal cases were made of wood whereas the later versions were constructed from metal. The Bronze Star itself is a WWII era slot-brooch however I believe the engraving is 50's era. Likely the vet applied for a Bronze Star, which he was entitled to if he earned the CIB. More info on that below from wikipedia:
Bronze Star Medal - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
World War II infantry award
As a result of a study conducted in 1947, the policy was implemented that authorized the retroactive award of the Bronze Star Medal (without the "V" device) to all soldiers who had received the Combat Infantryman Badge or the Combat Medical Badge during World War II. The basis for doing this was that the badges were awarded only to soldiers who had borne the hardships which resulted in General Marshall's support of the Bronze Star Medal. Both badges required a recommendation by the commander and a citation in orders
Not much info on the vet. I did find his WWII Compensation Application. If you really want to find out, you could contact Geoff at www.goldenarrowresearch.com. He may be able to find additional information for you, obviously for a fee.
Or, you could submit SF-180 and request the info from the Archives. This can take a few months and while free, they charge a fee to make copies of any paperwork found ($20-$60). At times, this cost can be greater than Geoff's fee.
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I wonder why the family disposed of his medal? Perhaps the family line went extinct and there was no one to pass it on to.
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