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Posted 15 July 2017 - 11:13 AM

On the 1999 retroactivity of the Combat Action Ribbon for WW2 Navy and USMC non-aviation vets who were in combat, see the link below.  I can barely make out the words "we regret...delay responding to your request." on your transmittal letter and CAR, so looks like he wrote and asked for it.   A few years back, I was working on behalf of a WW2 Navy vet's daughters in an unsuccessful effort to prod the Navy to find a record of treatment for a severe shrapnel wound he received in a kamikaze attack on the first day of the Okinawa invasion for which he was awarded a bronze star as first lieutenant in fire suppression that saved his ship from blowing up and/or sinking.  The Navy didn't look beyond his St. Louis file that we already had, with no record of treatment and so no PH.  As "consolation awards" they sent the daughters a CAR and the Philippine PUC posthumously, since he had died in the mid 90s.

 

Cool paper, thanks for posting.  

 

 

https://www.gpo.gov/...W-106publ65.htm

In his reunion folder he to someone explaining how someone in his group told him how to obtain this awaed.

 

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