Re Awards - Barbara and phcollector - Just to confuse the matter further - I have GOs for Purple Hearts and a few Good Conduct awards issued at battalion level. Thesecontain from one to 20 or more names listed by place and date. Usually they also have SN and residence. There are no higher awards on these GOs.
I have another 3 page GO issued at Corps level which contains the names of men from a number of different units with their rank, home town, and nature of award. This order contains orders for both the Silver Star and Bronze Star.
There is a line on Don's discharge papers that lists the awards he had earned and the Order #s, dates and unit where they could be found. They can be ordered as a single unit from NARA.e mail email@example.com Include full name, address, phone #, e mail address. Wait 10 days or so for reply. Then wait 3-4 weeks (maybe more) for result or order/invoice. If that follow directions.
It has been awhile since I have done this. It might be better to go to NARA for direstions. Mary