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Created by:
Bureau of Engraving and Printing, American, founded 1862  Search this
Issued by:
United States Army, American, founded 1775  Search this
Received by:
John Earl Warren Jr., American, 1946 - 1969  Search this
Signed by:
Kenneth G. Wickham, America, 1913 - 2004  Search this
Stanley R. Resor, American, 1917 - 2012  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper
Dimensions:
H x W (on paper mount): 10 × 12 in. (25.4 × 30.5 cm)
H x W (certificate): 8 × 10 1/2 in. (20.3 × 26.7 cm)
Type:
medals
Place made:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States, North and Central America
Date:
March 17 1969
Description:
The Bronze Star citation issued for First Lieutenant John E. Warren, Jr. The citation is on white paper with black printed type. The top has a color image of the Bronze Star with its' red and white ribbon. In large block print below the image, the text reads [THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA]. In smaller type, the text continues, [TO ALL WHO SHALL SEE THESE PRESENTS GREETING: / THIS IS TO CERTIFY THAT / THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA / AUTHORIZED BY EXECTUIVE ORDER, 24 AUGUST 1962 / HAS AWARDED]. Below, in larger type again, [THE BRONZE STAR MEDAL ... / FOR / MERITORIOUS ACHIEVEMENT / IN GROUND OPERATION AGAIST HOSTILE FORCES]. In the center of the two lines, lists Warren's name and rank. On the bottom of the citation are the signatures of [Kenneth G. Wickham / MAJOR GENERAL, USA / THE ADJUTANT GENERAL] on the left, and [Stanley R. Resor / SECRETARY OF THE ARMY] on the right. In the center is the seal of the Department the Army in gold. The stamp reads, in a circle around the central emblem, [UNITED STATES OF AMERICA / WAR OFFICE. In the center, the banner above the flags and swords state, [THIS WILL DEFEND], and below, [MDCCLCCVIII]. Underneath in smaller type is a maker’s mark, [BUREAU OF ENGRAVING AND PRINTING, LITHG.] An image of a star is in all four corners of the citation. The back of the document is blank. The citation is mounted on a brown paper attached with scotch tape.
Topic:
African American  Search this
Military  Search this
Vietnam War, 1961-1975  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Gloria Warren-Baskin, sister of Lt. John E. Warren, Jr.
Object number:
2017.112.3.2
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Awards and Medals
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd53c91adf8-6902-47d8-ae49-7b3d4fca53d7
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2017.112.3.2