Pearl Harbor commendation letter and ribbon bar
Lot 15
A commendation to Medic 3rd class Robert L. Bateman Jr.
dated April 13, 1942 4
Sold for US$ 625 inc. premium
Auction Details
Lot Details
A commendation to Medic 3rd class Robert L. Bateman Jr.
dated April 13, 1942
for his valor rescuing sailors from the burning U.S.S. Arizona; a carbon copy on headed U.S.S. Solace (AH5) notepaper, dated April 13th 1942, and signed by Benjamin Perlman; together with a bar for the American Defense Medal; together with a Bronze Star Medal group for Burt F Wood, 24th Infantry, a Pearl Harbor attack survivor, stationed at Schofield Barracks, Honolulu, the group issued in 1995, with the Bronze star, Army Conduct Medal, WWII Victory Medal, American Defense Medal, Asiatic Pacific medal, Combat Infantry Badge, the set of medals with related memorabilia; a Christmas dinner menu for Schofield barracks for 1941, the collection in a binder.
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Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    The War Museum


    The commendation awarded to Bateman for service during the Japanese attack on the U.S. Pacific Fleet in Pearl Harbor, has the following citation for distinguished devotion to duty and extraordinary courage and disregard of your own safety during the attack on the U.S. Pacific Fleet in Pearl Harbor...by Japanese forces on December 7, 1941. While a member of a stretcher party from the U.S.S. Solace, you went aboard the burning U.S.S. Arizona in order to rescue casualties while the crew of that ship were abandoning ship.
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