Medal presentation ceremony
Medal presentation ceremony

“…compared with some I’ve earned this thing (the bronze star medal) honestly, - but, actually, this doesn’t mean a lot except for the bang that the uninitiated might get out of such a presentation.  File it with the Purple Heart or in the dead-letter office, or somewhere, - and someday I’ll tell you the real story of how I happened to get the thing!”

Letter from Luxembourg, February 3, 1945