Group of 11 to Lt Col Norwood Boop, Air Defense Artillery
Group to Lt Colonel Norwood F. Boop. 6th Artillery Group (Air Defense): Legion of Merit, crimp brooch, machine-engraved “Norwood/F/Boop”; Army Commendation Medal, with 3 oak leaf clusters, crimp-over-slot brooch, unnamed; Army Good Conduct Medal, slot brooch; American Defense Service Medal; American Campaign Medal; Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, with 3 stars; World War II Victory Medal; Army Occupation Medal, clasp “Germany”; National Defense Service Medal, with oak leaf cluster; Armed Forces Reserve Medal, Army, crimp-over-slot brooch, with hourglass device; Philippine Liberation Medal, with 1 star (US-made). With a ribbon bar for a Philippine Presidential Unit Citation. With photocopied research.
Lt Col Boop was born in 1919 and joined the Army National Guard in November 1939. From 1941 through 1945, he served as a staff sergeant (artillery). He was commissioned in January 1945 as served as the executive officer, Battery C, 116th Field Artillery Battalion (31st Infantry Division). From 1946 through 1951, Lt Col Boop served in the Army Reserve. Then, from 1951 through 1954, he served with the 393rd Field Artillery in Germany, commanding a battery. In July 1956, Lt Col Boop went to Saigon, Vietnam, as part of the Military Assistance and Advisory Group, serving as an artillery advisor for a year. From 1962 through 1965, he served in Germany. From 1965 through 1968, he served with the 6th Artillery Group, Fort Bliss, Texas, as the group executive officer, and received the Legion of Merit for that service. Lt Col Boop retired in July 1969 and died in 1974. He is buried in El Paso, Texas.