Medals: Discription of articles:
Collar buttons, U.S. and Crossed Cannons (distinguish the Artillery, Medals and Bars,
L to R Good Conduct Medal, Victory Medal WWII, European theater WWII with one battle star (one Major battle), Occupation Medal WWII, Lapel pin (ruptured duck) given after discharge from the service, Private First Class Chevrons, Six gold bars
(known as hershey bars) one for each six months served overseas, Sharpshooter pin
with two bars (one for each weapon qualified for), Lanyard (worn on left shoulder with
dress uniform). A lanyard is a rope pulled to fire a cannon. Many thanks to Ron Albers for his description of Wally’s medals.