Fred L. Borch served 25 years active duty as an Army lawyer and retired in 2005. A professionally trained historian (M.A., Univ. of Virginia), he now serves as the Regimental Historian and Archivist for the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General’s Corps. He is the author and co-author of many books and articles on military medals, including The Air Force Cross, The Purple Heart, The Silver Star and Kimmel, Short and Pearl Harbor. He lives in Charlottesville, VA.
Charles P. McDowell has written numerous articles and books on medals and decorations and has served as a resource to several Federal organizations, including the Navy Memorial Museum, the Army’s Institute of Heraldry, and to the awards branches of the Army, Navy, and Marine Corps. McDowell is a retired Air Force Reserve officer and is also retired from the Department of Defense