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Viper19114
08-21-2015, 17:44
I was going through some of the bio's on the POW Bio site. There is a link on the bottom that has the medal of honor awardees. I notice some of the POW's and Some not POW's were awarded what appears to be the Army and navy world war II Occupation medal. This is not the POW medal. It is white black red white and example would be the great Jon Cavainai Also, I noticed that Robert Howard's bio is not on the Medal of Honor list. If anyone can fill the required information to the web master, I am sure it would be well received. He is America's most decorated soldier.

Viper19114
08-23-2015, 08:02
I have sent everything I could on Robert Howard to the link site to post a tribute to this great man.

Richard
08-23-2015, 08:46
Also, I noticed that Robert Howard's bio is not on the Medal of Honor list. If anyone can fill the required information to the web master, I am sure it would be well received. He is America's most decorated soldier.

Jon Caviani was a POW - Bob Howard was not so his bio wouldn't necessarily be found on a web-site dedicated to POWs.

Richard

JJ_BPK
08-23-2015, 09:24
I was going through some of the bio's on the POW Bio site. There is a link on the bottom that has the medal of honor awardees. I notice some of the POW's and Some not POW's were awarded what appears to be the Army and navy world war II Occupation medal. This is not the POW medal. It is white black red white

To your question of the awards,, grab a copy of AR 600-8-22

http://www.apd.army.mil/pdffiles/r600_8_22.pdf

From AR 600-8-22


2–9. Prisoner of War Medal
a. The Prisoner of War (POW) Medal is authorized by Public Law 99–145, 10 USC 1128, 8 November 1985, as
amended by, 10 USC 1128, 1989. It is authorized for any person who, while serving in any capacity with the U.S.
Armed Forces, was taken prisoner and held captive after 5 April 1917.
b. The POW Medal is to be issued only to those U.S. military personnel and other personnel granted creditable U.S.
military service, who were taken prisoner and held captive—




5–11. Army of Occupation Medal
a. The Army of Occupation Medal was established by War Department General Orders 32, 1946. It is awarded for
service for 30 consecutive days at a normal post of duty (as contrasted to inspector, visitor, courier, escort, passenger,
temporary duty, or detached service) while assigned to any of the following:


Each of these awards have detailed requirements that need to be satisfied before being awarded.

Viper19114
08-23-2015, 16:02
Richard. You are correct in that Robert Howard was not a POW. But the site has a Tribute section that regardless of POW/NOT POW for any soldier under the appropriate categories.