Silver Star, “Harry F. Lawrence”. 135th Engr Cmbt Bn

Product ID: B-2468
Country: United States
Condition: VF

Silver Star, slot brooch, hand-engraved on a slant “Harry F./Lawrence”. With copied XX Corps General Orders (18 Jul 1945) awarding the Silver Star to Tech 5 Lawrence, 135th Engineer Combat Battalion, for “gallantry in action in Germany on 28 March 1945. During an assault crossing of the Rhine River at Mainz, Technician Lawrence was assigned the mission of ferrying infantrymen to the enemy-held shore. Twice he attempted to cross the river with boatloads of troops but withering enemy fire riddled his craft, inflicted many casualties and drove him back. Although seriously wounded, Technician Lawrence was able to bring his boat loaded with injured men to safety…”.

The pendant has been reversed so the naming shows when displayed, and the ribbon has been carefully resewn at the slot brooch.