Mike Darling, who has been cataloging the military collection, is hoping that someone can identify the highly-decorated St. Charles soldier who wore this United States Army uniform during World War II. Its Eisenhower style jacket bears the insignia of a Staff Sergeant in the 101st Airborne Division and indicates he served two years overseas.
Our Mystery Hero was a qualified paratrooper with badges for two glider landings in combat areas. His medals include two bronze stars earned for heroism in combat and a European-African-Middle Eastern campaign medal with a bronze arrow signifying landing in combat plus four stars that denote five awards of this medal. There is also a Good Conduct medal. Unit awards include a Presidential citation with two bronze oak leave clusters, denoting three awards of this decoration. He also earned an
Honorable Discharge badge.
If you know the identity of this person, please contact Alison or Amanda at
firstname.lastname@example.org or (630) 584-6967.