MY FARMINGTON, MINNESOTA
BRONZE STAR STORY
This is a true story, it really happened.
The time, place, and events have not been changed to protect anyone's innocence.
after returning from Viet-nam, I took leave from Fort Sill and visited
my parents in Farmington, Minnesota. The year was 1965.
Dick pointed to
my ribbons and asked what they were. Proudly I started with my Bronze
Star, after which Dick remarked: "My aunt Mary has one of those".
Now fast forward 40 years to the year 2005. According to Dick's aunt Mary's obituary in the Farmington Independent, she had not only been awarded the Bronze Star, but was: "the first woman ever to receive the Bronze Star for courageous action during active duty!"