Congressman Marchant Presents Overdue Military Medals to Two Recipients
U.S. Congressman Kenny Marchant presented overdue military decorations to two veterans, Jim Wallace and Bernard Jezercak both of Carrollton.
Sgt. Jim Wallace of Carrollton served in the United States Army Air Corps during World War II from 1943 to 1946. Wallace was recognized with the following decorations: Presidential Unit Citation with Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster, Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal with 4 Bronze Service Stars, World War II Victory Medal, Sharpshooter Badge with Carbine Bar, and the WWII Honorable Service Lapel Button.
Bernard Jezercak of Carrollton served in the U.S. Army as a technical sergeant during World War II. Jezercak was a soldier of the Merrill’s Marauders, a special operations unit that went deep into enemy territory. Because of their exceptional heroism, each soldier was recognized with a Bronze Star. My military liaison, John Hayes, conducted superior work to confirm Jezercak’s service and procure this distinguished award. Jezerack was also recognized with the Silver Star, Presidential Unit Citation, American Defense Service Medal, Combat Infantryman Badge 1st Award, and the WWII Honorable Service Lapel Button.
When many veterans leave the service for civilian life, they are unaware they are due military medals. Congressman Marchant believes all veterans deserve recognition no matter the length of time that has passed since service. If you are a veteran or a family member of a veteran in the 24th Congressional District who has earned awards for your military service but have not yet received recognition, please contact John Hayes in Congressman Marchant’s district office (972) 556-0162.