Can you check with the daughter and see if there are more photos of Lt or Capt Wells with his ribbons?
The photos in the Bellringer do appear to show 3 ribbons that match the Form 66-1, Silver Star, Air Medal and Asiatic-Pacific Theater Service ribbons. The patterns appear correct but an extremely poor resolution so it's difficult to tell accurately. A scan of a photo with the highest resolution possible of the ribbons would be great if you can do that. The approximate date of the photo would also help.