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    Henry Fonda's Bronze Star. During the early years of World War II, Henry Fonda had helped raise funds for the defense of Britain from Nazi Germany, before enlisting in the U.S. Navy, stating "I don't want to be in a fake war in a studio." Fonda served for three years, initially as a Quartermaster 3rd Class on the destroyer USS Satterlee, and later as a Lieutenant Junior Grade in Air Combat Intelligence in the Central Pacific. It was during the latter period that he received this Bronze Star for "meritorious service as Assistant Operations Officer and Air Combat Intelligence Officer... during operations against enemy Japanese forces from May 12, 1944 to August 12, 1945. Displaying professional ability and untiring energy, Lieutenant Fonda rendered valuable assistance in planning and executing air operations which effectively... neutralized hostile installations on nearby enemy-held islands and atolls..." The award is accompanied by a letter from Secretary of the Navy James Forrestal dated August 1947. Both are in Excellent condition and have been matted and framed in a 15.5" x 14.5" display.

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