Bronze Star Medal Awarded — 4 Comments

  1. My father, Kenneth Schulte, and his cousin, Gerhard Hunhoff, were also members of Battery E of the 147th Field Artillery Unit. I have pictures of him with John Hoaglin and Steve Carda from Fort Ord.

  2. Gary, that is so exciting! I would love to know if you have any photos of the entire unit. Incidentally, you might be interested in my post from October 7 with the newspaper article containing the roster for Battery E. It lists both your dad and his cousin. I’ll be happy to email you a copy of the article if you aren’t able to copy it from my blog.

  3. Sorry for the delay in responding. I have a unit picture of Battery E (Yankton) in a book titled “South Dakota in World War II.” It has a section on the 147th FA.

    The picture isn’t the best quality, but I can scan it if you want. E-mail me at

    I bought the book at Gallagher Books, 1-866-425-5225 or At the time they had more than 1 copy available.

  4. My father also served in the 147th field artillery b company I believe. His name was Robert V. Jorgenson and he grew up in Vermillion SD He enlisted in the service in 1938 had boot a Ft Ord did R&R at Pearl Harbor left aboard the USS Willard Holbrook (Pensacola convoy) when it was diverted to Australia.

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