I think this is a long shot, but I promised I'd ask. My Uncle Carl C. Williams left a diary of his service from Jun 4, 1944- Oct 17, 1944. He was a Sgt. with 242nd infantry 66th division, we believe battalion A, but are not sure about the battalion. He was among the first units to land on Omaha beach. On July 1, 1944 he says his commanding Lt., Nevin Woodside told him that his name and another squad member they call Frenchy Foucher were handed in for the Bronze star, for clearing bunkers out on the beach. His daughter wanted to know if he did qualify for the Bronze star, since he never recieved any metals, nor did my own dad for his serve. Both are gone now, but the family is thinking of publishing my uncle's diary and would like to get the facts straight. We know he did qualify for a purple heart when he was wounded later. I have his service number, and I think the diary is a fairly good record of his service. Lt. Nevin Woodside is 84 yrs old and lives in Pittsburg, so he might even be able to verify it. But how do I go about finding out from the government?