Pinder was posthumously awarded the Bronze Star Medal “[f]or heroic achievement in connection with military operations against the enemy in the vicinity of Gangi, Sicily, 23 July 1943. Courageously remaining at an exposed observation post under severe artillery and mortar bombardment, Corporal Pinder transmitted valuable tactical information to a regimental command post. His heroic devotion to duty was instrumental in capture of an important objective."
Citation for the Bronze Star
Pinder was posthumously awarded the Bronze Star for his actions near Gangi Sicily on 23 July 1943.