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AUSTIN GOODING - Bronze Star
Source: Waveland Independent Waveland, Montgomery County, Indiana Aug 2, 1945
Mrs. Naomi GOODING has received the Bronze Star medal that has been awarded Austin for heroic and meritorious achievements in the ETO also a copy of "The Forward Observer" printed at Eichstatt Germany that contains the following article which will be of interest to home folks. Presentation of combat awards to 40 members of the 775 Battallion was of the occasion for a review Parade of 4 batteries of the Battalion on Fri June 8. The ceremony marked the culmination of 10 months of combat, during which the battalion participated in 4 major battle campaigns in the ETO.
Of the service battery, two were awarded Bronze Stars T/5 Austin L. Gooding and Capt. Robert Rosenthal. Austin writes that he expects to be overseas for some time yet. Gives address - typed by kbz
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