American D-Day Gallantry & Casualty Group
An American D-Day Gallantry & Casualty Group - Silver Star (JOHN J. COOPER); Bronze Star; Purple Heart (JOHN J. COOPER) with Oak Leaf Cluster; Army Good Conduct Medal; American Campaign Medal; European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal with Arrowhead and Five Bronze Battle Stars; World War II Victory Medal; Army of Occupation Medal with GERMANY Bar; and National Defense Service Medal. Naming is officially engraved on the Silver Star and Purple Heart. Unmounted, original ribbons, near mint. Accompanied by a Combat Infantryman Badge (sterling silver and blue enamels, marked "STERLING" on the reverse, 26 mm x 76.3 mm); 4th Infantry Division Patch (two-colour embroidery, 74 mm x 74 mm, residue on the reverse from previous board mounting); Corporal Chevrons (green embroidery on navy blue cotton, 77 mm x 82 mm) and a photograph of Cooper being presented one of his medals (black and white, gloss finish, U.S. Army Signal Corps insignia in the lower right corner, 103 mm x 126 mm). Footnote: John J. Cooper served with the 359th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Division and was part of the D-Day invasion at Utah Beach on June 6, 1944 in Normandy, France. The Oak Leaf Cluster on his Purple Heart is indicative of a second wound, while the Arrowhead and Five Bronze Battle Stars on his European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal are for his involvement on D-Day.