Fred C. Pronchick

World War II
Service #33070127
RankPrivate, U.S. Army Air Forces
Unit803rd Engineer Battalion, Aviation
Entered Service From
Pennsylvania
Date of DeathOctober 22, 1942
Buried Plot N Row 1 Grave 24
Manila American Cemetery
Taguig City, Philippines

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Silver Star

The Silver Star, established by Act of Congress on 9 July 1918 and amended on 25 July 1963, is awarded to a person who, while serving in the United States Armed Forces, is cited for markedly distinct gallantry while in action against an enemy of the United States, while engaged in military operations involving conflict with an opposing or foreign force, or while serving with friendly foreign forces engaged in an armed conflict against an opposing armed force in which the United States is not a belligerent party. Upon application, it is awarded to individuals who received a citation for gallantry in published orders issued by a headquarters commanded by a general officer in World War I. In precedence for valor, the Silver Star ranks immediately behind the Distinguished Service Cross and the Navy Cross.

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