This is a nice World War II Purple Heart with an enameled background.
PFC Jacque Boulton, born in 1920, enlisted in the Air Corps from San Francisco, California on 15 February 1941. He had completed high school in California.
He was assigned to 2nd Platoon, 680th Ordnance Company, (Aviation Pursuit) that was organized and trained at Hamilton Field, California.
In October 1941, they moved to Fort McDowell, San Francisco in Preparation for embarking for the Philippines, California; sailing from Fort Mason aboard the USAT Tasker H. Bliss, at fort Mason (This ship had formerly been the SS President Taft) and the USAT Willard A. Holbrook.
They arrived in Manila on 23 October 1941, and were assigned to Nichols Field, with the 24th Pursuit Group.
Following the Japanese attack on the Philippines, beginning on 8 December 1941, his unit fought as infantry. His unit was taken prisoner on 15 April 1942.
He died as a Prisoner of War on 17 May 1942 at Camp O'donnell, Luzon, Philippines.
Source: Information from Complete history of the 680th Engineers at Bataan Death March: A Brief History of the 680 Ordnance Company by the Survivors
Information, copy comes with the medal.
Circa erly WWII.
Approximately 3-1/4" in height x 1-3/8" in width.
MATERIALS / CONSTRUCTION:
Gold plated and enameled brass, silk.
Horizontal Pin with locking come under catch.
FOR MILITARY MERIT JACQUE BOULTON
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8+ (Excellent+): The medal shows minor wear, the case shows minor to moderate wear and spot of stain, overall excellent condition.
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