Korean War veteran receives Bronze Star in Memorial Day weekend ceremony at Edward Hospital

May 29, 2017
Peter Bury Bronze Star
 It took 64 years, but Peter Bury, an 89-year-old Lisle resident, finally received the Bronze Star Medal he earned during the Korean War. U.S. Rep. Bill Foster presented Bury with the medal during a ceremony at Edward Hospital in Naperville on Saturday, May 27. Bronze Stars are awarded for heroic or meritorious achievement or service.
 
Bury was a Lieutenant in the U.S. Army during the Korean War in 1952-53. He served as a forward observer for the 58th Field Artillery Battalion, 3rd Infantry Division.
 
Bury was originally scheduled to receive the medal in a ceremony Saturday at the Brookdale Lisle senior living community, where he is a resident, but a medical condition forced him to be admitted to Edward Hospital on Friday. Initiated by Edward Emergency Department staff, plans were quickly made with Rep. Foster and the Lisle VFW to move the ceremony to the hospital.
 
Bury was notified he had earned the Bronze Star following his service in Korea, but never received the medal. Bury contacted Rep. Foster for assistance in getting the medal. Rep. Foster’s staff was successful in its efforts, resulting in the presentation of Bury’s Bronze Star, 64 years after he was discharged from the Army.