WWI Silver Star group of four, Sgt Louis L. Nick, 56th Infantry, 4th Division
Group of four to Sergeant Louis L. Nick, 59th Infantry, 4th Division: Silver Star, numbered “11357″, marked by BB&B and hand-engraved “Louis L. Nick”; World War I Victory Medal, with clasps “Aisne-Marne”, “St. Mihiel”, “Meuse-Argonne” and “Defensive Sector”; World War I Occupation Medal, slot brooch; Pennsylvania World War I Service Medal, “Federal Service” design. With an overseas cap, a 4th Division patch and various buttons and insignia; with original documents, including: appointment as a corporal (3 March 1918); 59th Infantry Special Orders No. 145, with his Victory Medal bar entitlement and silver citation star citation; Welcome letter from King George V; Honorable Discharge (2 August 1919); a death certificate (2 August 1974). With a copied award card with the citation: “Aisne-Marne Offensive, August 8 to 13, 1918. He displayed great courage and fearlessness in guiding reliefs to and from the front line on the Vesle River under heavy enemy machine gun and shell fire.” The award of the Silver Star was approved in August 1940. Plus, the original forwarding boxes for the Silver Star and Pennsylvania WWI medal, both addressed to Nick in Uniontown, Pennsylvania.