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Vietnam War Air Medal and Purple Heart Group

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Vietnam War Air Medal and Purple Heart Group

Purple Heart (bronze gilt, un-named, 35.6 mm x 44.5 mm); and Air Medal (bronze, 41.6 mm, with one silver and one bronze oak leaf clusters on the ribbon). Un-mounted, on original ribbons with brooch pinbacks, mint. Accompanied by his Purple Heart Certificate (for wounds received in Vietnam on January 30, 1968, printed signature of Major General John J. Tolson, 1st Cavalry Division (Airmobile), Commanding, dated February 10, 1968), his Air Medal Certificate (for heroism while participating in aerial flight from February 9 to February 20, 1968 in Vietnam, printed signature of Major General John J. Tolson, 1st Cavalry Division (Airmobile), Commanding, dated February 29, 1968), his Air Medal Certificate (for meritorious achievement while participating in aerial flight from February 20 to March 26, 1968 in Vietnam, printed signature of Major General John J. Tolson, 1st Cavalry Division (Airmobile), Commanding, dated April 15, 1968), his Air Medal Certificate (for meritorious achievement while participating in aerial flight from July 16 to December 28, 1967 in Vietnam, signature of Major General W.R. Peers, Commanding, dated May 5, 1968), his Air Medal Certificate (for meritorious achievement while participating in aerial flight from February 20 to June 2, 1968, signature of Brigadier General Richard J. Allen, 173d Airborne Brigade, Commanding, dated June 26, 1968), his Meritorious Service Medal Certificate (for outstanding meritorious service from June 1969 to June 1971, printed signature of Lieutenant Colonel C.E. Hutchin, Jr., Commanding, 1st U.S. Army, dated June 1, 1971, with accompanying letter, in War Office presentation folder), his Meritorious Service Medal Certificate for First Oak Leaf Cluster (for outstanding meritorious service from June 1971 to February 1975, printed signature of Lieutenant General Patrick F. Cassidy, Commanding, 5th U.S. Army, dated May 10, 1973, with accompanying letter, in War Office presentation folder), two copies of Awardees of Various Medals List (letterhead of the Department of the Army Headquarters, First United States Army, Fort George G. Meade, Maryland, dated May 11, 1971) and two Photographs while with the United States Army Reserve Officers' Training Corps (black and white, gloss finish: one of Bertholf Sitting at His Desk, 108 mm x 133 mm; the other of Bertholfin an Office Setting Shaking Hands with an Officer and a Woman to his Right, 120 mm x 185 mm).   Footnote: 065202 (482-24-1467) Lieutenant Colonel Cheney Litton Bertholf Jr. was born in the District of Columbia in 1922. His service records reads as follows: Apr 28A-Mo Grad Armor Sch O Adv Crse 53 Enl 14 June 46 to 22 Apr 47 21t AUS 23 Apr 47 to Capt AUS 26 Jan 53 RA 21t Armor 30 Jan 52 D/R 22 Apr 49 to Capt 22 Apr 56 PL 16064. He later served during the Vietnam War, where he was to earn his Air Medal and was wounded, receiving a Purple Heart. Upon return to the United States, he was placed as Professor of Military Science with the Army Reserve Officers' Training Corps Instructor Group, in Columbus, Ohio. His Meritorious Service Medal Certificate Letter reads as follows: "While serving as Professor of Military Science, United States Army Reserve Officers' Training Corps Instructor Group, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, from June 1969 to June 1971, Lieutenant Colonel distinguished himself by rendering outstanding meritorious service. Through his exceptional personal qualities and leadership traits, he has repeatedly demonstrated an organizational and managerial capability worthy of emulation. His untiring efforts, devotion to duty and insistence for superior results have materially improved the instruction of the Military Science Department at the University and have produced a lasting influence on the junior officers graduated from this institution. Lieutenant Colonel Bertholf's outstanding achievements and devotion to duty are in keeping with the highest traditions of the military service and reflect great credit upon himself and the United States Army." He followed his assignment in Columbus with a position as Chief, Unit Training Branch, Training Division, Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff, Operations and Training, Headquarters, Fifth United States Army, at Fort Sam Houston, Texas. His Meritorious Service Medal Certificate for First Oak Leaf Cluster Letter reads as follows: "Lieutenant Colonel Bertholf, Armor, distinguished himself by outstanding meritorious service as Chief, Unit Training Branch, Training Division, Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff, Operations and Training, Headquarters, Fifth United States Army, Fort Sam Houston, Texas, from June 1971 to February 1973. Demonstrating extraordinary leadership ability, professional competence and mature judgment, he fulfilled his intricate responsibilities in a distinctively outstanding manner and consistently attained optimum results. Through his application of sound principles, personal initiative, and resourcefulness, he initiated policies and procedures which greatly enhanced training efficiency. By his singular managerial skill, decisiveness and executive ability, he contributed immeasurably to the smooth accomplishment of the mission of the Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff, Operations and Training. Lieutenant Colonel Bertholf's enthusiastic application of military and professional knowledge, pride in accomplishment, and ability to produce results of the highest caliber reflect great credit upon himself and the military service."
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