1st Battalion 22nd Infantry







John Anthony Yeso proudly displays the belated Army Commendation Medal (ARCOM) with combat “V” device,
and one oak leaf cluster.

He was awarded the ARCOM for heroism in connection with operations against an armed hostile force in the Republic of Vietnam,
on May 5, 1968. However, he had never received it. After exhaustive efforts were made by one of our B-Company brothers
to secure the award, he finally received the citation on October 17, 2013.

The Army Commendation Medal (ARCOM) is awarded to any member of the Armed Forces of the United States who,
while serving in any capacity with the Army, distinguishes himself or herself by heroism, meritorious achievement or
meritorious service.

The Oak Leaf Cluster represents the first award of the ARCOM to Mr. Yeso, for meritorious achievement in connection
with combat operations. The "V" ("V" Device) is worn solely to denote "participation in individual acts of heroism
involving conflict with an armed enemy”, and represents his second award of the medal.

The Army wished to present the medal to John in a ceremony, in his home town of Pittsburgh, but in the spirit
of true humility, John declined any public adoration, and quietly received the award directly from the
Army Awards Branch.


The Army Commendation Medal with V device and Oak Leaf Cluster




John Yeso






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