Posted By:Sheila Endres
Subject:How do I find out why a medal was awarded?
Post Date:November 11, 2004 at 08:04:27
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Forum:Spanish-American War Forum
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Does anyone know how to find out why an ancestor received the Silver Star? I know he received it for something he did while serving in the Phillipines, but I want to know why....

I sent for his military records at NARA, but all they sent me were copies of enlistment and retirement papers...nothing about any medals or awards.