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The OSS Book was compiled from a CIA report with additional information from 9 unpublished sources and 23 published sources.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
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