Hi Guys, I read on the internet that Sgt Wallace & Spec Wendling of the 2/127th have both been awarded the Bronze Star, posthumously. Is this common practice or would they have been awarded it for a Specific act prior to their deaths? I`m aware of the criteria for the award of the Purple Heart, but am a little confused as to the criteria for the Bronze Star. Their awards are as follows........ Sergeant Wallaceâs awards and decorations include The Bronze Star, The Purple Heart, The Good Conduct Medal, The Army Reserve Components Achievement Medal, The National Defense Service Medal, The Iraqi Campaign Medal, The Army Service Ribbon, The Combat Infantry Badge The Air Assault Badge, and five awards of the Wisconsin Wright Medal. Specialist Wendlingâs awards include The Bronze Star, The Purple Heart Medal, The National Defense Service Medal, The Iraqi Campaign Medal, The Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, The Army Service Ribbon The Combat Infantry Badge and two awards of the Wisconsin Wright Medal. Is it likely that they were awarded the BS, PH & CIB all for the same incident? bjow.