PFC Stephen Katchen Jr., the son of Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Katchen Sr., Budd Lake, N.J., has been awarded theBronze Star for Heroism, in the Republic of Vietnam. Mr. and Mrs. Katchen are both former resident of Nesquehoning. The award was received "for heroism in connection with military operations against a hostile force, Private Katchen distinguished himself by heroic actions on 9 June 1965."