Several individuals helped me recover a number of medals that my late father, Francis Jacquart, earned while serving in China, Burma and India during World War II.
I appreciate my friend and neighbor, Fred Borgmann, an expert on war medals and author of a book on this subject, for making me aware that my dad may have been eligible for additional medals after noticing the two medals I did have in my possession, and then reviewing my dad’s discharge papers with me.
Kerry Niemcek with U.S. Rep. Reid Ribble’s office helped me track down and secure these treasured mementos. This was a tremendous public service that I greatly appreciate, as I would not have known how to go about securing war medals, especially from that long ago.
I am writing this letter in the hopes that it might make others aware that their loved ones just might not have all the proper acknowledgment that they so rightly deserved for serving their country. If you are not sure, why not look into it, you just might be surprised at what you find out. I sure was. I only wish my dad was still around to see them. Perhaps you will be more fortunate.