BUD HAUGH'S MEDALS ~
World War II
All Pictures are scans
of Bud's actual Medals ~ Ribbons
PURPLE HEART MEDAL¹
BUD WAS WOUNDED MARCH 1, 1945, AT THE
BATTLE OF RHINELAND, GERMANY.
HIT FIRST BY 50 CALIBER MACHINE GUN FIRE AND SECOND BY MORTAR SHRAPNEL WHILE BEING EVACUATED.
TO BE WORN ON THE DRESS UNIFORM IN
LIEU OF THE FULL MEDAL
Left to Right
Purple Heart Medal
Good Conduct Medal
European Theater of Operation (ETO) with Two Battle Stars²
Left to Right
World War II Victory Medal
American Campaign Medal
Each of the above ribbons represents
a medal. Medals should have been issued for each ribbon. In many cases the military did
not 'get around' to issuing the medals. The only medal found, for Bud's ribbons, was the
Purple Heart. At this time, medals that were never issued, are still being sought by many
World War II Veterans and in many cases their survivors.
¹The Purple Heart Metal History
~ The Purple Heart was established by General George Washington at Newburgh, New York, on
7 August 1782, during the Revolutionary War. It was reestablished by the President of the
United States per War Department General Orders 3, 1932
The Purple Heart is awarded in the name of the President of the United States to any member of an Armed Force or any civilian national of the United States who, while serving under competent authority in any capacity with one of the U.S. Armed Services after 5 April 1917, has been wounded or killed, or who has died or may hereafter die after being wounded-
²Battle stars were issued to a military unit for each major battle in which they have been engaged. While a military unit may engage the enemy in many fighting contacts, only major, named battles, were recognized with a battle star.