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
This story was recorded at an SDPB event in Faulkton, SD.
Images Provided by Orville Lerew
Orville Lerew WWII Service Medals:
- Bronze Star
- Medal of Verdun
- Purple Heart With Oak Leaf Cluster
- Victory Medal
Award of Bronze Star
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