HEADQUARTERS 34TH INFANTRY DIVISION
United States Army
16 April 1945
Lt Col Farrant L. Turner,
P.O. Box 2930,
Honolulu 2, Hawaii.
My dear Colonel:
In answer to your letter and recommendation to Col Stipp, who is now on Temporary Duty to the United States, I desire to advise you of the action taken on your recommendation.
It is quite impossible to give the subject soldier a Combat Infantry Badge due to the fact that he was a part of the Medical section of the battalion even though the act performed was that of a combat soldier. We have however forwarded your recommendation to the Commanding Officer, 442nd Infantry Regiment, for action, recommending the award of the new Combat Medical Badge to which he is fully entitled. We could have made the award from this headquarters, however we feared a duplication of the award as the 100th Infantry Battalion will no doubt make the award to all their former medical personnel.
Events here are about as usual, however me are all looking forward to the end of this affair. I hear from the old Chief at intervals. The Judge, Ritchie and Barrois are the same as ever.
With best personal regards, I am
Dee M. White
Lt Col, AGD