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Letter to May Ruth Muza from Randall Jacobs, Vice Admiral, USN, The Chief of Naval Personnel NAVY DEPARTMENT BUREAU OF NAVAL PERSONNEL WASHINGTON 25. D. C. Mrs. May Ruth Muza 107 Central Avenue Oshkosh, Wisconsin Dear Mrs. Muza: I am proud to inform you that your late husband, Earl Valentine Muza, Seaman Second Class, U.S. Naval Reserve, has been awarded the Bronze Star Medal for his services as set forth on the following occasion: "For heroic achievement 'While attached to LST 289 when that ship was attacked by enemy E Boats off England, on April 28, 1944. With his vessel's engines crippled and fires raging, MUZA returned to the stern of the ship and carried a wounded man to the wardroom. With utter disregard for his own personal safety, he went back again into the wreckage to search for another member of the crew but was fatally injured in this hazardous undertaking. MUZA's extreme bravery and valiant self sacrifice were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service." In view of the fact that the permanent citation contains information which at present is confidential, it must be retained in the Bureau until such time as the need for secrecy is past. It will be forwarded to you at a later date. The medal is' being forwarded to you under separate cover by registered mail. Please acknowledge receipt on the enclosed form. Sincerely yours, Randall Jacobs Vice Admiral, USN The Chief of Naval Personnel
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