A 96th Infantry Division patrol moves through a village on Leyte. The man in the foreground is probably a squad leader or platoon sergeant, as indicated by the compass hanging from the front of his cartridge belt.
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The mission of the 96th Infantry Division Association Heritage Fund is to guard the legacies and honor the sacrifices of our 96th veterans. Through oral and written history preservation, documentary films, educational programs, and civic events, the Heritage Fund works to ensure that Americans fully appreciate - and never forget - the sacrifices made by those who have worn the uniform of the 96th Division.
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These awards were earned by soldiers of the 96th Infantry Division for their service in Leyte and Okinawa during World War II.
WWII Victory Ribbon
American Campaign Ribbon
Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Ribbon
Philippine Liberation Ribbon
Presidential Unit Citation Ribbon
Combat Infantryman Badge