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Three members of the 104th Regiment, 26th Division, are cited by Major Leon Gladding.  L. to R: Sgt. William Farsfield, Silver Star for gallantry in action; T/5 Oce_ Trueblood, Bronze Star for meritorious service beyond the line of duty; T/4 Matthew Buda also Bronze Star for meritorious service beyond the line of duty. 27 Dec. 1944.     Ben was cited in March and received his Bronze Star in June.

Photo by U.S. Army Signal Corps.

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Jun 16, 1945  Bronze Star was awarded, and as he pinned it on my shirt, he said, “You’ve earned this, Kaplow.”

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