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Posted 3 years ago

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scottvez
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Clyde R. Watson was drafted from Tennessee in AUG 1944 and served overseas to earn this Bronze Star.

I don't know his branch or unit, but would suspect that he was in the Infantry since EVERY Combat Infantryman was awarded the BSM as well.

Scott

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  1. scottvez scottvez, 3 years ago
    Thanks tlmbaran.

    Scott
  2. scottvez scottvez, 3 years ago
    Thanks again official.

    Scott
  3. stepback_antiques stepback_antiques, 3 years ago
    Super nice to have one that was actually issued.
  4. scottvez scottvez, 3 years ago
    Thanks stepback-- yeah, I like the named ones, although a good many were issued without names.

    Believe it or not we (US Army) were still presenting some WW2 era purple hearts during the early part of OEF!

    Scott
  5. Chrisnp Chrisnp, 3 years ago
    Yes, those were purple hearts manufactured in anticipation on the invasion of the japanese mainland. When the bomb was dropped and Japan surrendered, the military had about a half million purple hearts in inventory. I learned about this when purple hearts in their WWII style cases were awarded to some of my fellow soldiers in Bosnia in the 90s. Here's an article on the purple hearts:

    http://hnn.us/articles/1801.html
  6. scottvez scottvez, 3 years ago
    Thanks for the information Chris!

    Scott
  7. scottvez scottvez, 3 years ago
    Thanks for looking packrat.

    Scott
  8. scottvez scottvez, 2 years ago
    Thanks mikko.

    Scott
  9. scottvez scottvez, 2 years ago
    Thanks p...!

    scott

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