Rolves, who received the Silver Star, Bronze Star, Purple Heart and Prisoner of War Medal
, also began an organization for former POWs in his area.
He was awarded an Air Medal with Oak Leaf Clusters, an Army Good Conduct Medal, a European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal, a Prisoner of War Medal
, a World War II Victory Medal and a Purple Heart.Upon returning to civilian life, Al and Phyllis settled in Worcester where he became a successful businessman, owning and operating three dry cleaning stores all located in Worcester.
The Prisoner of War Medal
was created by Public Law 99-145 in 1985.
In a ceremony in Wuerzberg, Germany before they left, the soldiers were awarded six medals each: the Purple Heart for injuries received in captivity, the Army Commendation medal, the Prisoner of War medal
, the Armed Forces medal, the United Nations medal and the Nato medal.
The 94-year-old survivor of a POW labor camp and the Bataan Death March received the Prisoner of War Medal
, Bronze Star and the Combat Infantryman Badge after he and his son, Michael, returned from a trip to Japan to promote understanding and healing with the U.S.
SALEM - A Eugene veteran of World War II received his Purple Heart and Prisoner of War medals
Tuesday, more than 60 years after earning them through his service in the war's Pacific Theater.
On Monday, Lynch was awarded the Bronze Star, Purple Heart and Prisoner of War medals