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What were the requirements and protocol for the receiving the Individual Bronze Star in World War 2?

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March 17, 2005 11:52PM

Here is an item of interest to WWII combat infantrymen and

combat medics concerning awarding of the Bronze Star Medal. After

General Omar Bradley became Chief of Staff of the U. S. Army, he

announced that he felt combat infantrymen and medics of WWII

deserved something more than a 'well done'. Army regulations were

changed so that combat infantrymen and medics from World War II who

had been awarded the Combat Infantry Badge or Combat Medic Badge

between Dec. 7, 1941 and Sept. 3, 1945 were also eligible for the

Bronze Star award. If you qualify, send your request to: National

Personnel Records GSA (Army), 9700 Page Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63132.

You might mention in your request that the authority for the award

is Change 13 to AR 600-45, Department of the Army, 4 November 1947.

For more particulars check requirements for a Bronze Star award,

sect. 3-13, para. d, (2). You too can still be a (young?) hero. The

award only applies to infantrymen and medics from the World War II

era. The regulations for awarding the Combat Infantry Badge were

changed after WWII so later servicemen do not qualify.

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