Jerry West Digital Collection

["David was an older brother of basketball star Jerry West. 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."]

Sergeant David West in His Army Uniform

Identifier:
050539
Date:
ca. 1951
Description:
David was an older brother of basketball star Jerry West. 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., and Korean War, 1950-1953.
Personal Names:
West, Jerry, 1938-
Medium:
digital file