Bernard F. Thalken

World War II
Service #37073048
RankPrivate First Class, U.S. Army
Unit39th Infantry Regiment, 9th Infantry Division
Entered Service From
Date of DeathJuly 31, 1943
Buried Plot H Row 14 Grave 23
Sicily-Rome American Cemetery
Nettuno, Italy

Purple Heart

The Purple Heart is awarded to members of the Armed Forces of the United States who after 5 April 1917 have been wounded or killed in action against an enemy of the United States or an opposing armed force, while serving with friendly foreign forces engaged in an armed conflict, as the result of acts of enemy or hostile opposing forces, as a result of terrorist attacks or attacks on peacekeeping forces since 28 March 1973, or by friendly fire in circumstance as described above.

Purple Heart