US Army Bronze Star Medal & Ribbon Carl E Dickinson
WWII era US Army Bronze Star in gilt bronze, original ribbon with brooch missing. Later slot ribbon with oak cluster.
Named to Carl E. Dickinson, although the medal is engraved Dicknson (with the I missing). Assumed miss-spelling of the name. Hand engraved. Neither ribbon glows under black lights.
Carl E. Dickinson was from Oswega, NY and died in 2009 at 95 years old. Carl was a highly decorated veteran of World War II. As a member of the 327th Glider Infantry Regiment of the 101st Airborne Division, he fought on Utah Beach at Normandy on D-Day and participated in the battle for Carentan, France.
After Carentan he was promoted to staff sergeant in charge of the First Platoon, Company F. He landed by glider and fought in Holland as part of Operation Market Garden and later saw extensive action while defending Bastogne, Belgium, during the Battle of the Bulge. He was wounded during the breakout from the Bastogne area but was returned to service a few weeks later to witness the final days of war. He then assisted in the search for Nazi leaders in and around the Berchtesgaden area.
For his service he received the Bronze Star with Oak Clusters, the Purple Heart, the Combat Infantryman’s Badge, the European Theater Medal with four stars, the Presidential Unit Citation, the New York State Conspicuous Service Star and the Conspicuous Service Cross, and several other medals and awards.
A wax figure depicting him is on display in a Bastogne museum, commemorating his actions during the Battle of the Bulge.
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