The Purple Heart is ranked just below the Bronze Star
Greg Walden's office presented him the Bronze Star
in a ceremony in the family's backyard in Medford.
During WWII, the Regimental Combat Team received seven Presidential Unit Citations, 21 Medals of Honor, 29 Distinguished Service Crosses, 560 Silver Stars, 4,000 Bronze Stars
, 22 Legion of Merit Medals, 15 Soldier's Medals and more than 4,000 Purple Hearts.
Wallaert previously received both decorations and his Bronze Star
request was filed March 16.
Maybe it's better that it took so long to get his Bronze Star
, Pasqual said.
It was an honor for me to present him with the Bronze Star
and to be a part of his very special event," said Ernst.
COURAGEOUS: Royal Tank Regiment soldier Tommy Bond who was awarded the Bronze Star
Karl Gregory, a 3rd Brigade Combat Team Soldier from the 1st Infantry Division was awarded the Silver Star, the Soldier's Medal and the Bronze Star
with Valor this month for his actions on three separate occasions during Operation Iraqi Freedom at ceremonies held in Germany last May.
Rumsfeld pinned the Bronze Star
Medal on six members of the Cuscatlan Battalion for heroism under fire in Iraq.
Hays is the most decorated member of the class of 1950 with three Silver Stars, seven Distinguished Flying Crosses, the Bronze Star
with combat "V," and 18 Air Medals.
I can find only one place in Matt Welch's "A Swift Boat Kick in the Teeth" (November) where Welch actually addresses something he found to be untrue in the swift boat vets' claims: "For instance, in the original commercial, military doctor Van O'Dell said, 'John Kerry lied to get his Bronze Star
Army, he fought in France and Germany, earning a Bronze Star
and Purple Heart.
He earned a Silver Star for bravery, a Bronze Star
for combat valor, and three Purple Hearts.
Kerry received not one, not two, but three Purple Hearts, the Bronze Star
, and the Silver Star.
More than 80 Soldiers who earned the Silver Star, Bronze Star
or Purple Heart during operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom were each matched with one of the nation's top high school football players and introduced at the start of the All-American Bowl contest between the East and West squads.