John A. Mytych|
Sergeant John A. Mytych served enlisted in 1933, and served with the 26 Infantry Regiment. In 1938 he was transferred to the 27th Infantry Regiment, serving at Schofield Barracks, Honolulu. He returned to the states, transferring to the 16th IR. He was sent overseas, and was wounded on Tunisia.
His photo album below contains some interesting and entertaining photos and documents, mostly from his days in Hawaii.
His Purple Heart is a rare piece, as it is an officially engraved medal to a WIA. Mytych had already returned to the US by the time the medal was issued, thus he received it directly from the Philadelphia Quartermaster Depot, rather than an award in the field.
Mytych's Bronze star is typical of the engraving seen on 1947 Combat Infantry conversion awards.