Bio: Ganz, Jorgen R. (Military Honor - 7 Aug 1952)

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Surnames: Ganz, Olson

----Source: Colby Phonograph (Colby, Clark County, Wis.) 08/07/1952

Pfc. Ganz Receives Combat Infantryman Badge

Pfc. Jorgen R. Ganz, whose wife, Gloriette Ann, lives in Colby with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Byron Olson, recently was awarded the Combat Infantryman Badge for excellent performance of duty in combat with the 7th Infantry Division in Korea.

The badge, a symbol of the front line fighting man, distinguishes the combat from rear area and service troops. It consists of a miniature replica of a Revolutionary War flintlock rifle mounted on a blue background and superimposed on a wreath.

A rifleman with 2nd Battalion Headquarters, 17th Infantry Regiment, Ganz entered the Army in July 1951 and arrived in Korea last month. He has also been awarded the Korean Service Ribbon with one campaign star.

He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Max W. Ganz, Route 1, Little Falls, Minn.



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