Named WW2 Purple Heart Medal Grouping – Mazzalle
Fantastic Named WW2 Purple Heart Medal Grouping (John William Mazzalle). Medals included: 2 engraved Purple Heart Medals, engraved Bronze Star Medal, Good Conduct Medal, WW2 Victory Medal, EAME Campaign Medal (with arrowhead device, 1 silver campaign star, and 2 bronze campaign stars), American Campaign Medal, and Army of Occupation Medal (with Germany clasp). Grouping additionally includes: 9th Infantry Division patch, Army Presidential Unit Citation ribbon, EAME Campaign ribbon (with arrowhead device, 1 silver campaign star, and 2 bronze campaign stars), Purple Heart lapel pin, Bronze Star lapel pin, and Good Conduct lapel pin. Grouping also includes WW2 discharge/demobilization paperwork for John W. Mazzalle (as received).
Bronze Star and first Purple Heart are both officially machine engraved. Second Purple Heart is officially script engraved. All engraved medals are named to “John W. Mazzalle“. Bronze Star and Purple Hearts are all slot brooch.
*Artifact(s) come(s) with a packet of printed research paperwork related to John W. Mazzalle – 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, Technician Fifth Grade John W. Mazzalle (ASN: 37284582), a native of Saint Paul, Minnesota, served with Company F, 47th Infantry Regiment, 9th Infantry Division during WW2 and with the 148th Ordnance Motor Vehicle Assembly Company during the post-war occupation. Mazzalle was wounded on March 30, 1943, during the Battle of El Guettar in Tunisia, North Africa.