Received by
Warren, John Earl Jr., American, 1946 - 1969
Issued by
United States Army, American, founded 1775
March 17, 1969
brass (alloy), bronze, metal and silk (textile)
H x W x D: 2 3/4 × 1 7/16 × 5/16 in. (7 × 3.7 × 0.8 cm)
The Bronze Star issued for First Lieutenant John E. Warren, Jr. features a bronze star on a ribbon. The ribbon is red with white edges and a blue and white stripe in the center. The ribbon is connected to a gold pinback through an opening on top of the pin. The bottom of the pin is sewn with white thread to the ribbon. The star hangs from its ribbon by a rectangular metal loop with rounded corners. The star is bronze with five points and at the center is a small silver star. The back has text in a circle that reads [HERIOC OR MERITORIOUS ACHEIVEMENT]. In the center of the circle is the awardee's name, [JOHN E. / WARREN / JR.].
Place depicted
United States, North and Central America
Awards and Medals
Vietnam War, 1961-1975
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Gloria Warren-Baskin, sister of Lt. John E. Warren, Jr.
Object number
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions

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