Freedom Committee of Orange County




Name: David William Lester
Rank: PFC WWII,     S/Sgt Korean Conflict
Branch of Service: U. S. Army
Specialty: Combat Engineer
Unit: 30th Infantry (Old Hickory) Division
Active Duty Dates: June 1942 to September 1945
Reserve Duty: Korean Conflict
Armed Conflicts: WWII
Theater of Operations: European
Campaigns: Central Europe, Ardennes (Battle of theBulge), Rhineland
Medals & Awards: Bronze Star with V & Bronze Star,   Meritorious Service ribbon, Purple Heart Medal, WWII Victory Medal, European Campaign Ribbon with 3 Bronze Stars, Belgium  Fourragere Shoulder Cord (Designated 30th Infantry “Old Hickory” Division.) French Legion of Honor.
Speaking Subjects: Battle of the Bulge, First troops to liberate Belgium, first to liberate Holland, and first to invade Germany


Available Videos

David Lester – Living History Project