Named WW2 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment Bronze Star Medal Grouping – Carroll
Exceptional Named WW2 Bronze Star Medal Grouping (Henry E. Carroll). Includes: official government machine engraved Bronze Star Medal with name “Henry E. Carroll“, Purple Heart Medal, Good Conduct Medal, Combat Infantry Badge (sterling marked), Bronze Star ribbon, Purple Heart ribbon, Bronze Star lapel pin, Purple Heart lapel pin, and official cases for both Bronze Star Medal and Purple Heart Medal.
Purple Heart is unengraved and unnumbered, but is identified via the included Bronze Star Medal (as received).
Bronze Star Medal, Purple Heart Medal, and Good Conduct Medal are all period slot brooch.
*Artifact(s) come(s) with a packet of printed research paperwork related to Henry E. Carroll – including (where available) subject’s general vital statistics/subject’s military records/additional insights into subject’s military service. [Please note that this research was performed exclusively by/for Magi Militaria utilizing subscription-based archives, database resources, and other various internet searchable sources – included research may contain records from U.S. government archives, but the information furnished in this packet was not produced via NARA/NPRC information request.]
According to our research, Corporal Henry Edward Carroll (ASN: 20350080), a native of Annapolis, Maryland, served with Service Company, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division during WW2. Given his date of enlistment (February 3, 1941) and WW2 Hospital Admission Card Files, we can surmise that Carroll would have been with the 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment throughout their numerous operations in WW2 – including combat jumps into Gela, Sicily (Operation Husky); Salerno, Italy (Operation Avalanche); Ste-Mère-Église, France (Operation Overlord); and Nijmegen, Holland (Operation Market Garden) as well as the 82nd Airborne Division’s defensive operations in the Battle of the Bulge. After WW2, Carroll would remain in service up to the Korean War. For his service to his country, Carroll would receive the Bronze Star Medal and Purple Heart Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster (being wounded in both WW2 and Korea, the latter of which would result in permanent disability).
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