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This is a nice World War II Purple Heart with an enameled background. It was awarded Posthumously to Private First Class Jacque Boulton.
PFC Jacque Boulton, born in 1920, enlisted in the US Army Air Corps from San Francisco, California on 15 February 1941. He had completed high school in California.
He was assigned to the 2nd Platoon, 680th Ordnance Company (Aviation Pursuit), that was organized and trained at Hamilton Field, California.
In October 1941, the unit moved to Fort McDowell, San Francisco, California, in preparation for embarking for the Philippines, sailing from Fort Mason aboard the USAT Tasker H. Bliss (This ship had formerly been the SS President Taft), and the USAT Willard A. Holbrook.
The 680th 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, Boulton's unit fought as infantry. His unit was captured and taken prisoner on 15 April 1942.
Boulton 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 come under locking catch.
FOR MILITARY MERIT JACQUE BOULTON
This is from a Military Medals collection which we will be listing more of over the next few months. VCJJX18 LBBGEX06/17/19 hldSBBGEX08/19 depVDIEX08/05/19 pymtMEJJX08/13/19 pymntTRDVGEJX09/19 pymntMEJJV10/21/19 SBBEEX10/21/19. SLCON-DVB-20-20 SLBBGEX10/26/20 TLPTRVAACHX TRCEJX07/10/22 TLBBGEX07/10/22
8+ (Excellent+): The medal shows minor wear, the case shows minor to moderate wear and spot of stain, overall excellent condition.
GUARANTEE: As with all my artifacts, this piece is guaranteed to be original, as described.