Face of Defense: Vietnam Vet Regains Long-lost Bronze Star
By Jane Gervasoni
U.S. Army Public Health Command
ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md., Aug. 30, 2011 – More than 40 years ago, Army 1st Lt. Robert C. Berkshire earned a Bronze Star Medal for valor during his service in Vietnam.
Army 1st Lt. Robert C. Berkshire takes a break during his deployment to Vietnam in 1970. Berkshire recently received a new Bronze Star Medal — the original had been stolen along with his duffle bag at the end of his Vietnam tour of duty — to replace the one he’d earned more than 40 years ago. Courtesy photo