BUCHER, GERALD

 

 

VETERAN OF FOREIGN WARS OF THE UNITED STATES

 

GERALD BUCHER

 

Army     Rank: Tech Corporal

 

1942-1945       Combat

 

Asiatic-Pacific

 

Military Honors and Awards:

Good Conduct Medal

Philippine Liberation with

     2 Bronze Stars

Asiatic-Pacific Theater Medal

Expert Rifleman Badge

Presidential Unit Citation

 

Camp Perry, Fort Louis, Hawaii, New Guinea Morotai Island, Philippines, and Japan occupation

 

 

 

 

 

I served in the Army as a Technical Corporal from 1942-1945.   I was inducted in 1942 at Camp Perry, Ohio.   I took basic training at Fort Louis, Washington.   From there I served on the Hawaiian Islands in 1943 and New Guinea in early 1944.   I was sent to Morotai Island in December 1944, the Philippines, and Luzon.   I finally was sent to Honshu, Japan in 1945.  

 

During my years of service I was honored with such awards as Good Conduct Medal, Philippine Liberation with 2 Bronze Stars, Asiatic-Pacific Theater Medal,  Expert Rifleman Badge, and the Presidential Unit Citation.