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Orville Lerew, 2007 (Interviewed by Chuck Beck, SDPB Radio)

  • Branch of Service: United States Army
  • Troop D 87th Cavalry, 7th Armored Division
  • Highest Rank: Sgt.
  • Military Service: Drafted, November 9, 1942 - October 18, 1945


Listen to the following sections by scrolling forward to the timecode.

:10 Receiving war medals
:55 Night security duty.
5:35 Battle of the Bulge
7:50 War medal stories
9:20 Received word he was going home
10:30 Lost some long time friends in the war

Orville Lerew Obituary 

This story was recorded at an SDPB event in Faulkton, SD. 


Images Provided by Orville Lerew

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Orville Lerew WWII Service Medals:

   - Bronze Star

   - Medal of Verdun

   - Purple Heart With Oak Leaf Cluster

   - Victory Medal

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Award of Bronze Star


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