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  1. I discovered he was from Wisconsin? Robert
  2. Enlistment records reveal four names identified. What state did the veteran enlist? Robert
  3. So my question is, if he was a POW what circumstances would qualify him getting the Purple Heart? Dying as a prisoner? Yes.
  4. "If a WWII USMC veteran was with a unit that was awarded a Presidental Unit award, would his PUC ribbon have one star or none?" Members of the 4th Marine Regiment that fought battles of Bataan and Corregidor were awarded the Army DUC/PUC w/OLC. According to guideines all reciients of the Citation are entitled the BSM. Robert
  5. The name is Beddoes. http://aad.archives.gov/aad/record-detail.jsp?dt=466&mtch=1&cat=TS14&tf=F&sc=11675,11660,11679,11667,11669,11676,11672,11673&bc=,sl,fd&txt_11675=36980055+&op_11675=0&nfo_11675=V,8,1900&rpp=10&pg=1&rid=43549 Strange there is no camp identified. Robert
  6. US MERCHANT MARINERS SERVICE OF WW II Following litigation from the outcome of P.L. 95-202, the Secretary of the Air Force was directed to declare on January 19, 1988, that the Service of the American Merchant Marine in Oceangoing Service during the period December 7, 1941, to August 15, 1945, be considered “active duty” for the purposes of all laws administered by the VA if the merchant seamen met certain criteria. Some 240,000 to 250,000 merchant seamen served at times between 07 December 1941 and 31 December 1946 and were eligible to receive benefits accorded all ve
  7. NAVY DEPARTMENT BULLETIN CUMULATIVE EDITION; 31 DEC. 1943 43-1391 --- Navy Awards to Merchant Marine Personnel Op18 C-jc, Serial 202913, 9 September 1943 ACTION: ALL SHIPS AND STATIONS 1. Authority is hereby delegated to the Commander in Chief, United States Fleet, the Commander in Chief, United States Pacific Fleet, the Commander in Chief, United States Atlantic Fleet, the Commander United States Naval Forces Europe, the Commander THIRD Fleet, the Commander FOURTH Fleet, the Commander SEVENTH Fleet, and the Commander EIGHTH Fleet to make awards of certain Navy decorations to officers an
  8. Today is another Veterans’ Day of disappointment. Justice is yet to be served to so many WWII veterans. No doubt members and those who served the Marine Corps are close knit, and cover each other’s back. There were members of the 4th Marine Regiment who participated in battles of Bataan and Corregidor. Substantial numbers lost their lives in combat or while held captive. Seems many were never recognized towards their combat service contrary to everything in the book due to lack of knowledge or misinterpretation of the order given by President Roosevelt and the Code of Federal Regulati
  9. I do not know how you compare the two since guidelines are clear, wounds occurred after 5 April 1917 are entitled the Purple Heart today. AR 600-8-22 / 25 February 1995 d. Upon written application to Commander, ARPERCEN, ATIN.- DAR-P-VSEA, 9700 Page Boulevard, St. Louis, MO 63132-5200, award may be made to any member of the Army, who during World War 1, was awarded a Meritorious Service Citation Certificate signed by the Commander in Chief, American Expeditionary Forces, or who was authorized to wear wound chevrons. Posthumous awards to personnel who were killed or died of wounds af
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