Jerry West Digital Collection

["Sgt. David West was basketball star Jerry West's older brother. He 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."]

Portrait of Sergeant David L. West of Chelyan, W. Va.

Identifier:
050536
Date:
ca. 1951
Description:
Sgt. David West was basketball star Jerry West's older brother. He 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.
Topical Subjects:
Portraits--W., Soldiers--West Virginia., and Korean War, 1950-1953.
Personal Names:
West, Jerry, 1938-
Medium:
print