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DFC and Air Medal to SGT Melvin Lertzman

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Hard to say, but I found these on top of a trash pile set for the trash man . How do I find out about this hero ?? Can only seem to post one pic ???? Says too big but same as other,Thanks, BB


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Here is his enlistment record:




And is SSDI:


Name: Melvin Lertzman State of Issue: California Date of Birth: Saturday April 01, 1911 Date of Death: Saturday May 31, 1997 Est. Age at Death: 86 years, 1 months, 30 days Confirmation: Verified

Interested in items related to:

-Amarillo A.A.F. / Amarillo Air Force Base

-Military instillations located in the Texas Panhandle, South Plains, and West Texas.

-"F" Company, 142nd Infantry Regiment, 36th Infantry Division (Texas National Guard)

-413th Civil Affairs Battalion (USAR)


In Memoriam:

CSM Juan H. Hernandez - U.S. Army WWII, Korea, Vietnam

RM1c William C. Denney - U.S.S. McDermut (DD-677) Korea


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