Jerry West Digital Collection

["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 West in Japan Before Returning to Korea

Identifier:
050538
Date:
undated
Description:
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.
Topical Subjects:
Portraits--W., Soldiers., and Korean War, 1950-1953.
Personal Names:
West, Jerry, 1938-
Medium:
print