Re: bronze star
The EAME refers to the Europe-Africa-Middle East campaign medal. Represented on the soldiers uniform by what iscommonly called the ETO ribbon.A small bronze star is worn on the service ribbon for each campaign the soldier is credited with. 5 Stars--5 campaigns.Had he been credited with a 6th campaign he would have replaced the 5 bronze campaign stars with a single silver campaign star and the sixth campaign would be represented by a single bronze star.
The bronze campaign stars on the campaign ribbon are NOT the same as the BRONZE STAR MEDAL awarded for merit or achievement.