All books excluding the OSS & Belgian book were compiled from the General Orders of that command that were present at the National Archives. Each book notes which general orders were missing from the boxes at the National Archives. They include awards down to and including the Combat Infantryman Badge, Combat Medic Badge and Letters of Commendation that are cited in the general orders of each specific command. They do not include any awards of the Good Conduct Medal or specific campaign credits to individuals or unit awards that are mentioned in some general orders. And also include the Adjutant Generalís Battle Death Report for each division.

          The OSS Book was compiled from a CIA report with additional information from 9 unpublished sources and 23 published sources. It is not comprehensive but is a very good beginning accounting for over 3,000 awards. The Belgian book was compiled for a variety of sources.

         Our books are of particular interest in US medal collectors but other collectors and history buffs may find them useful as well. They are similar in format to Al Gleimís works.

         Here are some examples from the 3rd Army book: The examples appear skewed due to your browser's settings

Van Fleet, James A., MG, Headquarters, 90th Division later Headquarters, III Corps DSC w/2olc
     (GO#29,1945,3Army) (GO#133,1945,3Army)
Van Heukelom, Raymond R., CPT, Chaplain, Headquarters, 590th Ordnance Battalion BSM
     (GO#205,1945,3Army)
Van Hock, William Y., CPT, ? Cavalry Reconnaissance Squadron BSM (GO#84,1944,3Army)
Van Kamerik, John G., 2LT, Company B, ? Engineer Topographic Battalion BSM (GO#112,1944,3Army)
Van Maanen, Charles H., T-4, Headquarters Company, 3rd Army BSM (GO#267,1945,3Army)
Van Neste, Keith G., CPT, Headquarters Company, 23rd Infantry, 2nd Infantry DSC (GO#168,1945,3Army)

         To keep costs down all books, unless otherwise noted, are softbound.

         The statistics listed on each book's web page are pretty accurate but may be slightly off, as I used a computer program to count the awards