Group to Franklin Kaefer, US Army
Group of three: Purple Heart, slot brooch, unnamed, unnumbered; New York Conspicuous Service Cross, numbered “14844”, marked “Sterling”, clutch-back; Veterans of Foreign Wars convention abdge, with “Committee” bar, imprinted “28th Annual/Encampment/Dept of Mass/Veters/of Foreign Wars/June 17-20, 1948/Springfield, Mass”. With a three-place ribbon bar (Army Good Conduct; American Defense Service and Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medals), and a set of Masonic cufflinks and tie bar.
The Conspicuous Service Cross was awarded to Sergeant Kaefer on 11 January 1968 in Williamsville, New York. He served in the Army from April 1939 through July 1945. Kaefer was born in Buffalo and died in November 1989 and is buried in Cowlesville, New York.