Re: Bronze Star veteran
Mail to:Director, National Records Center, Military Personnel Records, 9700 Page Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63132-5291. You will have to provide as much info as possible about your father. I did so for a friend of mine and it took quite a long time for an answer. Almost a year later after requesting his medals from WWII they came in an plain brown manila envelope. Enclosed was form NAVPERS 1650/65(7-91)& a review of his eligibility for the following awards: American Campaign Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal w/1 silver star, Navy Commendation Medal w/"V", Presidential Unit Citation Ribbon w/1 bronze star, Silver Star Medal, World War II Victory Medal, Marine Corps Sharpshooter Pistol Badge(cannot issue) & the Honorable Service Lapel Button. His children were quite happy to see his medals and so was I.
I've since requested any citations associated with these fine awards along of course with his approval signature. Hope to see the citations one of these days. This Marine will remain anonymous as I know he would wish. It has been a pleasure to know this man. When your father's bronze star finally comes your eyes will also light up like mine did. Good luck & by the way, my uncle Jim made the Battle of the Bulge. I was too young for the Big One but eventually enlisted in the Marines in 1956 for a 6 year
obligation. No regrets!!