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posted 12/16/2019 12:00:55 PM  Reply w/Quote
My great grandfather Edward. F Miner was in Company B of the 66th Armored Infantry Battalion and according to his obituary states he had received a Bronze Star. I have tried and tried to find anything with his name tied to it but the only thing that I have come across is his Army serial number and his enlistment date. Can someone please help in guiding me in the right direction?

Thank you for your time.

Melissa

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posted 12/17/2019 10:44:26 PM    Click here to view the profile for MikeWoldenberg  Click here to email MikeWoldenberg  edit/delete post  Reply w/Quote
Bob Scherer and I will work on this.
Mike Woldenberg

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posted 12/18/2019 10:14:43 AM    Click here to view the profile for Bob Scherer  Click here to email Bob Scherer  edit/delete post  Reply w/Quote
Hello Melissa,
I have about 90% of the General Orders issued by the 12th Armored Division. However, reviewing them for one name is a real challenge. Each page is a separate .jpg file and one General order can have up to 40 pages with 3-4 citations on each page. When I get enough requests and enough time I do go through them. You are now on the list. Another possibility is that you g-grandfather was issued the Bronze Star Medal because he had earned the Combat Infantryman Badge. In 1947 the decision was made that all men who had earned the CIB, due to the extremes of weather, deprivation and danger they had experienced were authorized the BSM. The man just had to apply for it. If that's the case, there would be an order awarding it, but no citation. The order would not have made it to the 12th Armored Division files, where I got all my General Orders from, but would have been simply mailed to the individual with the medal. I will be going to the Nation Personnel Records Center in St Louis in February and would be happy to get you a copy of whatever is in his personnel file. Please email me at rwscherer@verizon.net and I'll send you a form with the info I would need to find his file. I need this info before Christmas since the records have to be requested 30 days before I arrive. Best of luck in your search!
Bob Scherer