On Wednesday July 9, 2003 Robert W. Walther was presented the Silver Star and Bronze Star‘s, third-highest and fourth-highest personal decorations for valor in combat. He earned these during his service in World War II, in the 2nd Infantry Division and 45th Infantry Division in such actions as the liberation Dachau.

Below are scans from The Tennessean showing him being presented with those medals by U.S. Representative Bart Gordon.