1.     Bronze Star Medal for meritorious achievement accomplished with distinction.

“The Bronze Star Medal is presented to Sergeant Arthur Tomie who distinguished himself by outstandingly meritorious service in connection with military operations against a hostile force in the Republic of Vietnam. During the period October 1969 to October 1970 he consistently manifested exemplary professionalism and initiative in obtaining outstanding results. His rapid assessment and solution of numerous problems inherent in a combat environment greatly enhanced the allied effectiveness against a determined and aggressive enemy. Despite many adversities; he invariably performed his duties in a resolute and efficient manner. Energetically applying his sound judgment and extensive knowledge, he contributed materially to the successful accomplishment of the United States mission in the Republic of Vietnam. His loyalty, diligence and devotion to duty were in keeping with the highest traditions of the military service and reflect great credit upon himself and the United States Army.”

2.     Army Commendation Medal for valorous actions in direct contact with an enemy force.

“The Army Commendation medal is presented to Specialist Four Arthur Tomie who distinguished himself by exceptionally meritorious achievement in support of operations against communist aggression in the Republic of Vietnam. During the period 16 October 1969 to 15 March 1970 he astutely surmounted extremely adverse conditions to obtain consistently superior results. Through diligence and determination he invariably accomplished every task with dispatch and efficiency. His unrelenting loyalty, initiative and perseverance brought him wide acclaim and inspired others to strive for maximum achievement. Selflessly working long and arduous hours, he has contributed significantly to the success of the allied effort. His commendable performance was in keeping with the finest traditions of the military service and reflects distinct credit upon himself and the United States Army.”

3.     Vietnam Service Medal with 4 Bronze Service Stars

4.     Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross with Palm Unit Citation

5.     National Defense Service Medal

6.     Sharpshooter Qualification Badge with Rifle and Machine Gun Bars

7.     Marksman Qualification Badge with Automatic Rifle and Rifle Bars




        Distinguished Service Medal

“The Governor of the State of New Jersey, Jon S. Corzine, under authority of 38A:15-2, New Jersey Revised Statutes, awards the Distinguished Service Medal to Sergeant Arthur Tomie for distinguished meritorious service in ground operations during Vietnam Conflict in the Southern Asiatic Theater of Operations.”

    Vietnam 25th Anniversary Commemorative Medal

“In recognition of your patriotic and dedicated service in Southeast Asia during the Vietnam Conflict (31 December 1960 to 7 May 1975). The citizens of the State of New Jersey are forever grateful.”




Last updated: 10/10/08