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THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

TO ALL WHO SHALL SEE THESE PRESENTS, GREETING:

THIS IS TO CERTIFY THAT THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AUTHORIZED BY EXECUTIVE ORDER, FEBRUARY 4, 1944 HAS AWARDED

THE BRONZE STAR MEDAL First oak-Leaf Cluster

TO Major (then First Lieutenant) James L. Riffe, 054 861, Infantry FOR

MERITORIOUS ACHIEVEMENT IN GROUND OPERATIONS AGAINST THE ENEMY Pacific Theater of Operations, 1 May 1945

GIVEN UNDER MY HAND IN THE CITY OF WASHINGTON THIS 5th DAY OF September 1952

[signed] Wm E Bergin, Major General, USA, the Adjutant General [signed] Frank Pace Jr, Secretary of the Army [seal] UNITED STATES OF AMERICA WAR OFFICE This We'll Defend MDCCLXXVIII