Arthur George Bonifas

Korean War
RankMajor U.S. Army
Date of DeathAugust 18 1976
Bronze Star
National Defense Service Medal
Purple Heart
Vietnam Service Medal
For his leadership and valor, Major Bonifas was awarded the Bronze Star with Oak Leaf Cluster, the Commendation Medal, the Purple Heart, the Vietnam Service Medal and the National Defense Service Medal.
USMA Class of 1966, Major Bonifas was a veteran of the Vietnam War. In Korea, he was a member of the 2nd Infantry Division. He was killed by North Koreans in the Demilitarized Zone while clearing trees to ensure visual observation on August 18, 1976.