Original U.S. Killed In Action - Next of Kin "Gold Star" pin. "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA 1, AUGUST 1947 - ACT OF CONGRESS" Made by Brooks & Co. New York N.Y.
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World War II U.S. Army Purple Heart & Bronze Star Group:
United States Army Private Harvey Ernest White Jr. (service #35076474) was born January 27th 1916 in Piqua, Ohio to Harvey E. Sr. and Vesta White. Harvey Jr. was a graduate of Piqua High School and the University of Dayton. Harvey was the manager of a Lowe Bro’s. paint store before entering the service.
Harvey enlisted as a Private in the Army on March 27th 1944 at Fort Thomas, Newport Kentucky. After training at Camp Fannin, Texas he sailed to fight the Nazi’s on September 7th 1944, arriving in Europe on September 15th 1944.
Pvt. White was transferred to the 18th Infantry Regiment, Co B, 1st Infantry Division on October 28th 1944. Pvt. White was wounded in action on November 13th 1944 while fighting in Germany. He was evacuated to a hospital where he recuperated overseas from his wounds for the next 3 months. Pvt. White departed Europe on February 22nd 1945, and arrived home in the United States on March 11th 1945. He continued to recuperate stateside and received his medical discharge on June 1st at Camp Carson, Colorado. Pvt. White was awarded a Purple Heart and Bronze Star Medal along with a Presidential Unit Citation, Combat Infantry Badge, & accompanying campaign/service medals for his service in Germany.
Harvey worked in the Paint industry his entire life. He worked for Lowe Bro’s paint, Pittsburg Plate Glass Company, he was at one time a co-owner of the K.L. Coate Paint & Wall Paper Outlet, and he retired from the Yenkin-Majestic Paint Corporation.
Harvey was a former Boy Scout leader of troop 40 and he was a long time member of the Hope Lutheran Church, where he served as a councilman & Sunday school superintendent. He was also a past member of the Antioch Shrine marching patrol.
United States Army Private Harvey Ernest White Jr. died on Saturday, December 21st 1992 in San Antonio, Texas. He was buried at the Forest Hill Cemetery, Pique, Ohio.
World War II U.S. Army Rex Products Company Purple Heart Medal #186670 (lacquer enamel heart), Slot Brooch, pin-back Ribbon Bar, Lapel Pin, & titled leatherette Case. Ribbon drape & bar tested U.V. negative as shown. (Planchette and lacquer heart showing wear)