The Transylvania Times -

WWII Infantrymen To Be Awarded Bronze Star Medals


The Bronze Star Medal for bravery was established in World War II. At the conclusion of the war, General George C. Marshall, the U.S. Army Chief of Staff was reviewing the number of bravery decorations awarded to U.S. Army infantry soldiers. He knew these soldiers accounted for more casualties than any other branch of the U.S. armed forces.

Marshall was disturbed to learn that comparatively few had received any awards or recognition for their service. He determined that many commanders were unaware of the criteria for awarding the Bronze Star Medal. This reason, combined with the late anno...

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