A letter to Mr. Robert Tatosky from the Norwegian Royal Ministry of Defence dated March 27, 1992.
Mr. Robert Tatosky:
Replacement of the Norwegian War Medal.
We have received a letter form Mr. I Millar dated November 4, 1991 with information of saving the lives of Norwegian refugees onboard "S/S HENRY BACON". as she was attacked and after a brave fight was sunk in the Arctic in February 1945. He also informed us that you never received the well deserved Norwegian War Medal which you were awarded in 1946 as crew member of the "S/S HENRY BACON". Most probably the award must have been lost in the mail.
The Norwegian Council of War Decoration issued this decision on the 5th of March:
"The Norwegian Council of War Decoration recommends the War Medal awarded to Robert Tatosky by Royal Resolution of 4 January 1946, to be forwarded to him, as he together with the crew on board "S/S HENRY BACON" on 23 February 1945, in a courageous manner fought German air attacks, and saved Norwegian refugees on board the ship."
Please find enclosed the Norwegian War Medal and a diploma as a token of Norwegian gratitude for the courageous deed you and the rest of the crew of "S/S HENRY BACON" carried out to save the lives of Norwegian refugees.
Even Enge, Head of Division.
I would also like to note that Robert Tatosky was also awarded the Russian medal for the 40th Anniversary of Victory in The Great Patriot War, at the Russian Embassy in Washington, DC.