- Second World War (1939-1945)
- 59th Coast Artillery Regiment, Seaward Defenses, U.S. Army
- Awarded on:
"The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress July 9, 1918, takes pride in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal (Posthumously) to Colonel (Coast Artillery Corps) Paul Delmont Bunker (ASN: 0-1897), United States Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility, at Fort Mills, Corregidor, Philippine Islands, from 8 December 1941 to 6 May 1942. As Commander of the Seaward Defenses of Manila Bay, Colonel Bunker constantly maintained his command in a state of instant readiness to repel hostile naval attack. In addition to the normal function of the weapons of his command he repeatedly engaged hostile land targets on both shores of Manila Bay, contributing materially to the defensive operations of the mobile land forces. Colonel Bunker displayed courageous and incessant devotion to duty in directing the activities of his batteries and in supervising the immediate repair of damage inflicted by enemy bombardment. His inspiring leadership maintained superior morale and efficiency in his command throughout the campaign."
War Department, General Orders No. 8 - Posthumously awarded