Offered for auction is an original and quite difficult to find complete (boxed) Bronze Star PLUS OEAK LEAF set (Bronze Star, Ribbon Bars including the Bronze Star Medal and Purple heart!), lapel pin and original box). The set has a fantastic patina. Great 100% original award in perfect and complete condition. The oak leaf is very rare: it means the owner earned the Bronze Star TWICE!
Great medal set for your WW2 collection!
''The Bronze Star Medal is a United States decoration awarded to members of the United States Armed Forces for either heroic achievement, heroic service, meritorious achievement, or meritorious service in a combat zone.
Colonel Russell P. "Red" Reeder conceived the idea of the Bronze Star Medal in 1943; he believed it would aid morale if captains of companies or of batteries could award a medal to deserving people serving under them. Reeder felt another medal was needed as a ground equivalent of the Air Medal, and suggested calling the proposed new award the "Ground Medal". The idea eventually rose through the military bureaucracy and gained supporters. General George C. Marshall, in a memorandum to President Franklin D. Roosevelt dated 3 February 1944, wrote
The fact that the ground troops, Infantry in particular, lead miserable lives of extreme discomfort and are the ones who must close in personal combat with the enemy, makes the maintenance of their morale of great importance. The award of the Air Medal has had an adverse reaction on the ground troops, particularly the Infantry Riflemen who are now suffering the heaviest losses, air or ground, in the Army, and enduring the greatest hardships.''
- dans la boîte d'origine - Infanterie - Airborne
- Pays d’origine
- Unité militaire
- Étoile de bronze unique de la Seconde Guerre mondiale avec grappe RARE OAKLEAF, épinglette, barre ruban Purple Heart
- Original / Réplique
- Bon état
- Avec certificat d’authenticité