My brother was in the Navy. His ship was sunk Mar. 1941 he was listed as MIA until Nov. 1945. There were no surviors. They had left the Manila, Corregidor area for Australia. He is on the AMBC as earning a Purple Heart. But in 1992 the gov. said anyone who was engage in the battle at Corregidor was eligble for the Bronze Star with Valor. I sent for it and received one. The certificate only gives his name and rate and that it was for meritorious service from 7 Decemer to 1 March 1941.