From the Archive

Leroy Gerald Lewin, World War II Army

By May 14, 2020 No Comments

In the DJHS archive, we have Leroy Gerald Lewin’s World War II Army Dress Jacket, which was donated by his daughter. Over the right breast pocket is his name pin, and over the left pocket are his medals and insignia.

The medals denote the following (Top-Bottom; L-R):

Bronze Star 
Army Commendation 
Purple Heart
Likely Philippine Liberation with bronze service star, displayed upside down
Armed Forces Reserve with hourglass device denoting 10+ years of service
Unidentified (if you know, please leave a comment– we’re stumped!)
Asiatic-Pacific Campaign 
American Campaign 
Asiatic-Pacific Campaign with two bronze service stars and a bronze arrowhead. The bronze arrowhead is a device signifying participation in a military assault, by land or by sea
WWII Victory  

The jacket also features lapel insignia, a tank in front of crossed sabers, indicating that Leroy Lewin was part of the Armor division. This insignia design came into style after 1950.

From the Leroy Lewin Collection

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