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the Mt.Mestas Memorial Monument, PFC Felix B. Mestas, Jr., and the Invasion of Italy and Trieste (TRUST)
periods of World War II between 1942-1954. Our focus is towards preserving Family and Historical knowledge
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Silver Star or Medal of Honor ?
Silver Star Revisited

by (Ret.) Col. Todd Wheatley

Col. Edwin Todd Wheatley, Jr., was a bootcamp bunkmate of Pvt. Felix B. Mestas, Jr. and spent his later years advocating for a Medal of Honor upgrade for his friend.

Mr. Wheatley authored the article "Silver Star or Medal of Honor?" about this work, which was published in a national medal collectors magazine he was associated with in June 2003.

MtMestas.com would like to pay it's respects and dedicate the Blue Devils Research Library in his memory.



Col. Edwin Todd Wheatley, Jr.
7 Jul 1924 - 29 May 2004

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Todd Wheatley was well respected amoung his friends and several have expressed how much he cared about Felix B. Mestas, Jr.

So, herein is the story of Todd Wheatley, friend of Felix B. Mestas, Jr. I've been told that he would have been happy to give his permission for the reprinting of his article, and especially because it is being reprinted on a website of a relative of PFC Mestas.

MtMestas.com expresses gratitude to Todd's friend Tom E. Kullgren for providing the magazine and bios and to Dick Flory, JOMSA Editor for permissiom to reproduce the Wheatley article here on the website.

Thank you.

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