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  • United States. A Silver Star & Bronze Star Group to 1st Lieut Washburn for Actions in France & Belgium 1944-1945
  • United States. A Silver Star & Bronze Star Group to 1st Lieut Washburn for Actions in France & Belgium 1944-1945
  • United States. A Silver Star & Bronze Star Group to 1st Lieut Washburn for Actions in France & Belgium 1944-1945
  • United States. A Silver Star & Bronze Star Group to 1st Lieut Washburn for Actions in France & Belgium 1944-1945
  • United States. A Silver Star & Bronze Star Group to 1st Lieut Washburn for Actions in France & Belgium 1944-1945
  • United States. A Silver Star & Bronze Star Group to 1st Lieut Washburn for Actions in France & Belgium 1944-1945
  • United States. A Silver Star & Bronze Star Group to 1st Lieut Washburn for Actions in France & Belgium 1944-1945
  • United States. A Silver Star & Bronze Star Group to 1st Lieut Washburn for Actions in France & Belgium 1944-1945
  • United States. A Silver Star & Bronze Star Group to 1st Lieut Washburn for Actions in France & Belgium 1944-1945
  • United States. A Silver Star & Bronze Star Group to 1st Lieut Washburn for Actions in France & Belgium 1944-1945
  • United States. A Silver Star & Bronze Star Group to 1st Lieut Washburn for Actions in France & Belgium 1944-1945
  • United States. A Silver Star & Bronze Star Group to 1st Lieut Washburn for Actions in France & Belgium 1944-1945
  • United States. A Silver Star & Bronze Star Group to 1st Lieut Washburn for Actions in France & Belgium 1944-1945
  • United States. A Silver Star & Bronze Star Group to 1st Lieut Washburn for Actions in France & Belgium 1944-1945
  • United States. A Silver Star & Bronze Star Group to 1st Lieut Washburn for Actions in France & Belgium 1944-1945
  • United States. A Silver Star & Bronze Star Group to 1st Lieut Washburn for Actions in France & Belgium 1944-1945
  • United States. A Silver Star & Bronze Star Group to 1st Lieut Washburn for Actions in France & Belgium 1944-1945
  • United States. A Silver Star & Bronze Star Group to 1st Lieut Washburn for Actions in France & Belgium 1944-1945
  • United States. A Silver Star & Bronze Star Group to 1st Lieut Washburn for Actions in France & Belgium 1944-1945
  • United States. A Silver Star & Bronze Star Group to 1st Lieut Washburn for Actions in France & Belgium 1944-1945
  • United States. A Silver Star & Bronze Star Group to 1st Lieut Washburn for Actions in France & Belgium 1944-1945

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United States. A Silver Star & Bronze Star Group to 1st Lieut Washburn for Actions in France & Belgium 1944-1945

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United States. A Silver Star & Bronze Star Group to 1st Lieut Washburn for Actions in France & Belgium 1944-1945

A Silver Star & Bronze Star Group of Five to First Lieut Washburn, 2nd Battalion, 134th Infantry Regiment, 35th Infantry Division, United States Army for Actions in France and Belgium 1944-1945. Silver Star (two-piece construction, silver star placed upon a bronze gilt star-shaped base, engraved "BEN C. WASHBURN" on the reverse, measuring 36 mm (w) x 34.5 mm (h), original ribbon with brooch pinback, scattered gilt wear); Bronze Star Medal (in bronze, measuring 36.5 mm (w) x 35.5 mm (h), original ribbon with brooch pinback); American Campaign Medal (in bronze, measuring 31.8 mm in diameter, original ribbon with brooch pinback); European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal (in bronze, measuring 31.8 mm in diameter, four bronze stars on its original ribbon with brooch pinback); and World War II Victory Medal (early issue in bronze, measuring 36.5 mm in diameter, original ribbon with brooch pinback). Near extremely fine. Accompanied by a Combat Infantryman Badge (in sterling silver with blue enamels, measuring 76.3 mm (w) x 27 mm (h), both push pin points intact, one with a push pin). 
 
Footnote: The 35th Infantry Division landed at Omaha Beach in Normandy, France on July 5, 1944. The 134th Infantry Regiment entered St. Lo on July 18th, after the defeat of twelve German counterattacks at Emelie. The division crossed the Vire River on August 2nd, and in hard fighting, captured Agincourt on September 21st. They stormed and captured Morhange after heavy combat on November 15, 1944. The regiment took Hilsprich with tanks and massive artillery fire on November 24th, the division assaulting across the Saar River on December 7th. The regiment was fiercely counterattacked at Habkirchen on December 25th. The division moved to relieve Bastogne on December 26th, where they fought a thirteen day battle in which they faced four German divisional assaults. During the period from late November 1944 to early January 1945, First Lieutenant Ben C. Washburn, 2nd Battalion, 134th Infantry Regiment, 35th Infantry Division would be cited for two awards, for his heroic and gallant actions, from Headquarters, 35th Infantry Division. The first award would be the Bronze Star Medal, by General Orders No. 58, dated December 26, 1944, for actions taken in late November in France, his citation stating: "For heroic service in connection with military operations against and enemy of the United States, in the vicinity of **** and ****, France, on 26 and 27 November, 1944. Lieutenant Washburn, Transportation Officer of the Second Battalion, **** Infantry, personally reconnoitered a route to send supplies to attacking units in the villages **** and ****, as the only direct route into these villages was in enemy hands. Despite artillery and mortar fire, he succeeded in locating a suitable route, and on the night of 26 November, he brought four vehicles to a point between the two villages, then directed the carrying of supplies by hand to each of the villages. The same procedure was followed the next night. Throughout this operation, Lieutenant Washburn worked under heavy enemy fire, ensuring a constant flow of vital supplies to all companies of the front. His cool-headed resourcefulness and tireless devotion to duty reflect credit upon his character as an officer." The second award would be the Silver Star, by General Orders No. 12, dated February 15, 1945, for actions taken in early January 1945 in Belgium, his citation stating: "The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress July 9, 1918, takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star to First Lieutenant (Infantry) Ben C. Washburn (ASN: 0-1302559), United States Army, for gallantry in action while serving with Headquarters, 2d Battalion, 134th Infantry Regiment, 35th Infantry Division, in action on 2, 3 and 4 January 1945. When two companies of the 2d Battalion, 134th Infantry Regiment, suffered the severing of their supply line by enemy action, Lieutenant Washburn reconnoitered for a route for the delivery of vital supplies. Despite the fact that the only route available traversed open terrain subjected to enemy machine gun and small arms fire, Lieutenant Washburn successfully led hand-carrying parties during the nights of 2, 3 and 4 January, organized litter teams to evacuate the seriously wounded men of the two companies and by his leadership, initiative and resourcefulness, enabled the two units to continue their operations against the enemy."
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