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To: Bommer
Ted Knight! 5 bronze Stars from WWII. Second highest decorated soldier of WWII next to Audey Murphy!

Five Bronze Stars is remarkable ... but hardly qualifies Ted Knight as the second highest decorated soldier in WWII.

26 posted on 08/16/2007 5:00:17 PM PDT by BluH2o
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To: BluH2o
Five Bronze Stars is remarkable ... but hardly qualifies Ted Knight as the second highest decorated soldier in WWII.

Think again.

30 posted on 08/16/2007 6:52:34 PM PDT by Bommer (Global Warming: The only warming phenomena that occurs in the Summer and ends in the Winter!)
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To: BluH2o; Bommer; SAMWolf
Ted Knight! 5 bronze Stars from WWII. Second highest decorated soldier of WWII next to Audey Murphy!

It might make him third. Lt. Col Matt Urban had equal awards to Murphy, including MOH.

Urban was called the Ghost by his German foes because he kept coming back to fight despite his wounds, his record was capped with the Medal of Honor in 1980 after a long-lost recommendation for the nation's highest military honors was unearthed and acted upon by President Jimmy Carter. According to the Total Army Personnel Command in Alexandria, Virginia, both Murphy and Urban were awarded 29 medals.

Matt Louis Urban Lieutenant Colonel, United States Army

The FReeper Foxhole Remembers Lt. Col. Matt Louis Urban - Feb 11th, 2004

35 posted on 08/16/2007 7:46:23 PM PDT by Professional Engineer (The answer is 42.)
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To: BluH2o
I am curious were the bronze stars, being talked about actually battle stars. My dad had 3 large battle stars on his uniform for action at Monte Casino, Bulge and Rhine. He also had two smaller stars, not sure what action they were for.
38 posted on 08/17/2007 4:17:53 AM PDT by mware (By all that you hold dear..on this good earth... I bid you stand! Men of the West!)
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