MIA Bronze Star medal?
I have been searching for a very long time for an explanation pertaining to a Bronze Star Medal with an oak leaf cluster that my husband's uncle earned while serving in the 5th division, 11th regiment.Since he was only "in action" for about 5 days before he became MIA, I questioned what he could have done to earn such an honor.
Tonight, I was analyzing his unit on the abmc website, and I noticed that each and every man whose name is inscribed upon the tablets of the missing, had a Bronze Star medal to his credit.Some have more, like a silver star, or several oak leaf clusters; but each and every man in the 11th regiment who is listed as MIA, has a Bronze Star medal to his credit.
Could I have hit upon something here?Is anyone familiar enough with the Bronze Star to know if Uncle Fred might have one for being MIA, and the second for serving as an infantryman, in lieu of the Combat INfantry badge?
I look forward to reading some of your comments.
Thanks so much.