Joseph T. BOOK
UnitA Co / 47th Infantry Regiment
9th Infantry Division
date of death11/07/1944
Original cemeterySainte Mère Eglise n°2
Current cemeteryB-18-45 Normandy American Cemetery St-Laurent/Mer Omaha Beach France
Bronze Star Medal
The Bronze Star Medal is awarded to any member of the armed forces who has distinguished himself or herself by courage in action or merit in an operation against the enemy outside the air.
Combat Infantryman Badge
On November 15, 1943, to enhance the image of the infantryman, the War Department created the Combat Infantryman Badge retroactive to December 7, 1941. The badge was accompanied by a monthly bonus of $10. The badge was awarded to officers and enlisted men whose conduct in combat was exemplary.
European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal
Campaign medal awarded for 30 consecutive days of service in Europe, Africa or the Middle East between December 7, 1941 and November 8, 1945.
The Purple Heart is awarded to any armed forces personnel injured or killed in action.
WWII Victory Medal
The decoration commemorates military service during World War II and is awarded to any member of the United States Army.