Jerry West Digital Collection

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West is pictured in front of a Japanese structure after he has made a recovery from hepatitis.  He was the older brother of basketball star Jerry West. David was awarded the Bronze Star for meritorious service after dragging a fellow soldier from a rice paddy after he was hit. David died in the Korean War at age 22 when Jerry was 12.
David was brother to basketball star Jerry West. He died in the Korean War at age 22 when Jerry was 12.