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ARMY AWARDS AND COMMENDATIONS
Captain Bernard J. Ryan
Capt. Bernard J. Ryan, Chateaugay, N. Y., while serving with the 506th Parachute Infantry of the 101st Airborne Division, was awarded the Silver Star and the Silver Star with Oak Leaf Cluster. He was also awarded the Bronze Star "for meritorious service in connection with military operations against an enemy of the United States in France, Holland and Belgium. He received the Purple Heart for wounds received in action at Bastogne, Belgium, in January 1945. According to the citation accompanying the Silver Star award, "Capt. Bernard J. Ryan, while serving with the Army of the United States, distinguished himself by gallantry in action. On Oct. 5, 1944, after two hours of constant mortar and artillery fire, his battalion was subjected to an attack by a strong enemy force in the vicinity of Opheusden, Holland. The battalion aid station located in
MEDICINE AND THE WAR. JAMA. 1946;130(12):792-795. doi:10.1001/jama.1946.02870120038013