Bronze Star for Thousand Oaks resident

Photos by Michael Coons/Acorn Newspapers

  • Major General Laura Yeager, commanding general for the 40th infantry division of the California Army National Guard, presents the Bronze Star to World War II veteran Eldon Knuth during a ceremony at University Village Sept. 29 in Thousand Oaks.

  • ACHIEVEMENT—World War II veteran Eldon Knuth, left, receives the Bronze Star from Maj. Gen. Laura Yeager, commanding general for the 40th Infantry Division of the California Army National Guard, during a ceremony Sept. 29 at University Village in Thousand Oaks. Knuth received the medal for meritorious achievement for his part in a battle for a fortress in Metz, France, in November 1944.

  • World War II veteran Eldon Knuth received the Bronze Star during a ceremony at University Village Sept. 29 in Thousand Oaks.

  • World War II veteran Eldon Knuth, left, smiles after receiving the Bronze Star from Major General Laura Yeager, commanding general for the 40th infantry division of the California Army National Guard, during a ceremony at University Village Sept. 29 in Thousand Oaks.

  • The family of Eldon Knuth watch as he receives the Bronze Star during a ceremony at University Village Sept. 29 in Thousand Oaks.

  • Margaret Knuth, left, and her husband, Eldon, pose for photographs after he received the Bronze Star for valor during a ceremony at University Village Sept. 29 in Thousand Oaks.

  • Soldiers in the Army pose for photographs with World War II veteran Eldon Knuth after he received the Bronze Star during a ceremony at University Village Sept. 29 in Thousand Oaks.

  • Margaret Knuth talks with Major General Laura Yeager, commanding general for the 40th infantry division of the California Army National Guard, during a ceremony for Knuth’s husband, Eldon at University Village Sept. 29 in Thousand Oaks.

  • World War II veteran Eldon Knuth, left, receives help with his chair from Army Specialist Beshoy Marco following a ceremony to award Knuth with the Bronze Star at University Village Sept. 29 in Thousand Oaks.

  • World War II veteran Eldon Knuth looks over a program from his Bronze Star ceremony at University Village Sept. 29 in Thousand Oaks.

  • World War II veteran Eldon Knuth was awarded the Bronze Star for valor during a ceremony at University Village Sept. 29 in Thousand Oaks.

  • World War II veteran Eldon Knuth looks over the certificate he received during his Bronze Star ceremony at University Village Sept. 29 in Thousand Oaks.

  • World War II veteran Eldon Knuth was awarded the Bronze Star for valor during a ceremony at University Village Sept. 29 in Thousand Oaks.

  • World War II veteran Eldon Knuth was awarded the Bronze Star for valor during a ceremony at University Village Sept. 29 in Thousand Oaks.