Historical Reference

The Legion of Merit is a military award of the United States Armed Forces that is given for exceptionally meritorious conduct in the performance of outstanding services and achievements. The Legion of Merit is sixth in the order of precedence of all U.S. military awards.

World War II

We estimate 166 Red Bulls received LOM during WWII. These are the names we can confirm.
Barney, James P. 252d Field Artillery Group
Burghardt, Lt. Col. Stanley L., Div. HQ
Butler, Fredrick Bates, 168th Infantry Regiment
Culhane, Staff Sgt. John E., 135th Regimental Combat Team.
Darby, William O., Lt. Col., (Staab)
Hesse, Staff Sgt. Frederick A., Hq. Co., 3rd Bn., 168th Infantry "Rainbow" Regiment
Hine, COL Henry Chester Jr.
Kelly, Lt. Col. Joseph E., commanding officer 175th F. A. Bn.
Leslie, Morris J., Capt. MC, 133rd Infantry
Neely, Robert Benton, Col., Artillery
Ryder, Charles Wolcott, Maj. Gen.
Stanford, Albert Charles, Brig. Gen., Division Artillery
Ward, Robert W., Maj. Gen., 135th Infantry Regt., BOLC

After World War II

Arne, CW5 Gary
Boone, CSM Bob
Loidolt, MG Neal G., BOLC
Nash, MG Richard C., BOLC
Shellito, MG Larry W.
Weber, LTC Mark M.
Soukup, COL Troy J.

More information: http://valor.militarytimes.com/search.php?medal=16
This is a partial list. Do you have names to add? Please send to 34infdivassoc@gmail.com

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