For their accomplishments in Burma the Marauders were awarded the "DISTINGUISHED
UNIT CITATION" in July, 1944. However in 1966 this award was redesignated as the
"PRESIDENTIAL UNIT CITATION" which is awarded by the President in the name of
Congress. The Marauders also have the extremely rare distinction of having every member
of the unit receive the "BRONZE STAR".
Barely two years after that reunion, he would be dead. Many times during his twenty-one year stint in the U.S. Army his life would be in danger as he struggled against the odds to serve his country, but no battle did he fight harder than his own in his personal war against liver cancer, which ultimately took his life in November of 1989.
My Dad, The Soldier