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Radcliff, Lloyd (PFC, HQ, 2d BN)

Raddatz, PVT Dale C. (2ID)

Headquarters, 2nd Infantry Division
General Orders No. 17 - 17 January 1953

The Bronze Star Medal with V Device is awarded to Private Dale C. Raddatz, RA17344957, Infantry, United States Army, a member of Company I, 9th Infantry Regiment, 2d Infantry Division, who distinguished himself by heroic achievement on 27 and 28 October, 1952 in the vicinity of Chorwon, North Korea. On these dates, Private Raddatz was a member of a reconnaissance patrol with the mission of observing enemy movement in the area surrounding Hill 180. As they prepared to change their position, the hostile forces suddenly began dropping in a devastating hail of artillery and mortar fire and at the same time initiated a company sized attack upon the patrol in an attempt to surround them. Realizing they were badly outnumbered, the patrol began a withdrawal toward friendly lines. At that time Private Raddatz, completely disregarding his personal safety, voluntarily remained behind during the tremendous hail of artillery and mortar fire in order to provide the patrol with protective rear guard fire. By inflicting numerous casualties upon the enemy, he succeeded in disrupting pursuit, thereby permitting an orderly and safe withdrawal. The initiative and bravery shown by Private Raddatz were largely responsible for the patrol reaching the friendly lines with their valuable reconnaissance reports. The heroism in action displayed by Private Raddatz reflect great credit upon himself and the military service. Entered the military service from Minnesota.

Radel, CDR Frederick M.  (USN)

General Orders: Commander, 7th Fleet
Serial 755 - April 25, 1953

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Bronze Star Medal with Combat "V" to Commander Frederick M. Radel (NSN: 0-82757), United States Navy, for meritorious service while serving as Commanding Officer of the U.S.S. Gurke (DD-783) during combat operations against the enemy North Korean and Chinese Communist Forces in the Korean Theater from 14 February 1952 to 10 May 1952. Commander Radel displayed outstanding seamanship, initiative and leadership in the exercise of his command, attaining a degree of combat readiness capable of meeting the many and varied situations encountered during action off the Korean coast. While conducting shore bombardment as a unit of the Blockading and Escort Force, the ship was frequently taken under fire by enemy shore batteries. He handled his ship with outstanding skill and courage, conducting prompt and effective counterbattery fire against the enemy. The steady improvement in the condition of his ship as to material and training was due in most part to his leadership and untiring efforts. By his inspiring leadership, determined vigilance and initiative he was instrumental in inflicting widespread damage on the enemy, contributing directly to the success of the United Nations' Campaign in Korea.

Radin, PFC Frank (3rd ID)

Radke, CPL Marvin A. (Army)

Headquarters, Department of the Army
General Orders No. 39 - 31 July 1957

Corporal Marvin A. Radke, (then Private First Class), Infantry, United States Army, distinguished himself by heroism near Chorwon, Korea, on 18 September 1952. While his unit was withdrawing from a hill in order to regroup, Corporal Radke returned to the most forward bunker, within 75 yards of the enemy, in order to rescue a seriously wounded comrade. Despite continuous enemy mortar and machine gun fire, Corporal Radke successfully completed his voluntary mission. The cool courage of Corporal Radke contributed in large measure to the saving of his comrade's life and reflects great credit on himself and the military service.

Radoszewski, CAPT Bernard H. (2ID)

Department of the Army
General Orders No. 43 - 24 June 1955

Captain Bernard H. Radoszewski, Infantry, United States Army, a member of Company L, 9th Regiment, 2d Infantry Division, distinguished himself by heroic conduct in action near Yoju, Korea, on 14 February 1951. His company was in position several miles forward of friendly front lines with orders to hold a critical road junction when the enemy launched a determine attack with numerically superior forces. As the battle raged severe casualties were suffered, communications were out of action, important terrain was lost, and the situation was deteriorating very rapidly. Throughout the severe fighting Captain Radoszewski displayed outstanding leadership and courage. He repeatedly exposed himself to enemy fire maintaining liaison and contact between units under fire. When ammunition shortages became critical Captain Radoszewski personally secured and carried ammunition from abandoned vehicles of the Reconnaissance Company which permitted the inflicting of further heavy casualties on the attacking forces. Despite the fact that he was wounded during the action, he assisted in evacuating wounded comrades to less exposed areas. Captain Tadoszewski's courage, leadership and devotion to duty reflect great credit on himself and the military service.

Ragland, SFC Bridge F.

Ragland, PFC Herbert S. (3ID)

Railey, PFC James (3ID)

Rajala, PFC Roland H. (2ID)

Headquarters, 2nd Infantry Division
General Orders No. 217 - 24 June 1951

The Bronze Star Medal with V Device is awarded to Private First Class Roland H. Rajala, RAl6329623, Infantry, United States Army, a member of Company M, 38th Infantry Regiment, 2d Infantry Division, who distinguished himself by heroic achievement on 18 May 1951 in the vicinity of Kiwaji-mal, Korea. Company M was supporting the rifle companies of the battalion against heavy enemy attacks. One enemy group had infiltrated the right flank of the battalion and were in the process of setting up an observation post in rear of the 81mm mortar platoon position. They had already emplaced three machine guns and were delivering deadly fire into the platoon position. Utterly heedless of his safety, Private Rajala set up one of the mortars to fire in the direction of the enemy positions. Despite the intensity of the enemy fire, he worked swiftly and was soon delivering effective fire on the enemy. His fire destroyed one gun and silenced several others, enabling rifle troops to flank the positions and destroy them. The heroism demonstrated by Private Rajala reflects great credit upon himself and the military service. Entered the military service from Minnesota.

Ramirez, MAJ Agustin A. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Ramirez, PFC Carlos (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Ramirez, LTCOL Carlos Betances (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Ramirez-deArllano, 1LT Gustavo A. (65th Inf., 3rd ID) (3 awards)

Ramirez-Kohl, CAPT Emilio (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Ramos, SGT Luis M. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Ramos, MSGT Luis (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Ramos, SGT 1C Pablo (65th Inf., 3ID) (posthumous)

Ramos-Cancel, SFC Mario (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Ramos-Diaz, SGT Francisco (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Ramos-Ramos, SGT 1C Basilio (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Ramsey, PVT Alfred (90th FAB, 25ID) (GO90, 28Aug50)

Rangel, Charles B. (503 FAB, 2ID)

Ranstrom, SGT 1C Dennis A. (2ID)

Headquarters, 2nd Infantry Division
General Orders No. 188 - 18 June 1951

The Bronze Star Medal with V Device is awarded to Sergeant First Class Dennis A. Ranstrom, ER57504400, Infantry, Army of the United States, a member of Company A, 9th Infantry Regiment, 2d Infantry Division, who distinguished himself by heroic achievement on 2 June 1951 in the vicinity of Inje, Korea. Company A was attacking a well entrenched enemy force on Hill 541. Upon reaching the top of the hill the company was met by a sudden counterattack. The platoon sergeant was wounded in this action, and Sergeant Ranstrom assumed command. When the enemy charged the second time, Sergeant Ranstrom led his men into an attack against the oncoming enemy. Although the enemy was numerically superior and was supported by heavy mortar and machine gun fire, Sergeant Ranstrom’s men, inspired by his display of fearlessness, beat off the enemy. Sergeant Ranstrom was wounded in this engagement but his men had gained confidence from him and held their positions. Sergeant Ranstrom’s leadership and courage reflect great credit upon himself and the military service. Home of record: Warren, Minnesota.

Rathlauf, Donald (CPL, CO. K, 35th Inf. Regt.)

Rawlings, Herbert B. (Army - 25th Division)

General Orders No. 411 - 25 November 1950
Headquarters 25th Division

The First Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster to the Bronze Star with V device is awarded to Master Sergeant Herbert B. Rawlings, Infantry, Company E, 35th Infantry, United States Army. On 3 September 1950, near Haman, Korea, when he was cut off from his unit by the enemy forces, Master Sergeant Rawlings contacted a patrol from his company which was operating in the area and joined in an attack to break through the enemy lines. When ammunition became dangerously low, he stormed through hostile positions, secured a resupply of ammunition at his unit, and returned to the patrol through a gauntlet of enemy fire. The patrol attacked the enemy with renewed vigor, and having repulsed them rejoined the unit. Master Sergeant Rawlings' personal courage and outstanding leadership were an inspiration to his comrades and reflect great credit upon himself and the United States Army. Entered the military service from Nebraska.

Rawn, 1LT William A. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Ray, Alan (USN)

Ray, SGT Charles R. (25ID)

Headquarters, 25th Infantry Division
General Orders No. 197 - 26 September 1950

Sergeant Charles R. Ray, RA20943652, Infantry, Company B, 335th Infantry, United States Army. On 19 August 1950 near Uiryong, Korea, Sergeant Ray's platoon was temporarily halted by a well emplaced enemy machine gun on the hill which the company was attacking. Sergeant Ray, moving to a position which was directly exposed to the intense hostile fire, neutralized the machine gun with fire of his automatic rifle. Later, after the unit had attained its objective, Sergeant Ray again contributed vitally to stemming an enemy counter-attack by fearlessly exposing himself to deliver effective fire on the hostile force. Sergeant Ray's valor and devotion to duty are in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Army. Entered the military service from California.

Ray, PFC James L. (2ID)

Headquarters, 2nd Infantry Division
General Orders No. 147 - 15 June 1951

Private First Class James L. Ray, RA14346402, Corps of Engineers, United States Army, a member of Company B, 2d Engineer Combat Battalion, 2d Infantry Division, distinguished himself by heroic achievement from 14 to 17 February 1951 in the vicinity of Chipyong-ni, Korea.  Company B was part of the 23d Regimental Combat Team which was surrounded by hostile forces.  The regimental perimeter was under constant fire from enemy troops who occupied the commanding terrain in the area.  Private ray was a member of a part which was constructing underground shelters for the wounded.  During the period he exposed himself constantly to the heavy enemy fire to gather materials for the necessary construction.  With the comfort and safety of the wounded as his foremost thought, he performed his mission rapidly and efficiently.  The heroism displayed by Private Ray reflects great credit upon himself and the military service.  Entered the military service from Tennessee.

Ray, Leslie M.

Department of the Army
General Orders No. 107 - 14 December 1951

Leslie M. Ray, American Red Cross field director, serving with the 15th Infantry Regiment, United States Army, distinguished himself by heroic conduct in action near Seoul, Korea, on 3 March 1951. Displaying sympathetic understanding and consummate concern for the mental and physical well-being of the combat soldier, Mr. Ray selflessly braved withering hostile fire to locate seven enlisted men with advance elements deployed along the Han River to deliver messages of critical morale nature. Through his efforts, a link was established between them and their families, which relieved the strain ad uncertainty created by emotional upsets involving personal problems and difficulties. Mr. Ray's unflinching courage and devotion to duty were highly inspiration, enhanced the esprit de corps and combat effectiveness of the command, and reflect distinct credit on himself and the American Red Cross.

Raya, SFC Felix S. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Raybould, 1LT Lynn R. (2ID)

Headquarters, 2ndInfantry Division
General Orders No. 121 - 27 May 1951

First Lieutenant R. Raybould, 061709, (then Second Lieutenant), Artillery, United States Army, a member of Battery C, 37th Field Artillery Battalion, 2d Infantry Division, distinguished himself by heroic achievement on 22 August 1950 in the vicinity of Taegu, Korea. Lieutenant Raybould was a forward observer with the 2d Battalion while the enemy was attacking its positions in force with intense artillery, mortar and small arms fire. With complete disregard for his own safety, he exposed himself to the enemy fire to better his observation of the artillery fire, continuously directing this fire throughout the action. As a result of Lieutenant Raybould's heroic actions, the battalion was able to repulse the enemy. The heroism and devotion to duty displayed by Lieutenant Raybould reflect great credit upon himself and the military service. Entered the military service from Utah.

Raye, James D. (USN)

Reardon, MAJ David (Army Chaplain, 15th Inf. Regt., 3ID)

Red Elk, PFC Roderick (ARMY)

Redd, 1LT Walter W. (Co. L, 24th Inf. Rgt., 25ID)

Redman, SFC William S.N. (3rd ID)

Reese, CWO Benjamin C. (65th Inf., 3rd ID) (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Reese, SFC Clarence C. (25ID, Hq & Hq Co., 1st Bn, 27th Rgt.) (2nd Oak Leaf cluster)

Reeves, PFC Bobby M. (3rd ID)

Reeves, PVT James N. (3rd ID)

Rehm, SGT John A. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Reid, PFC Jack R. (2ID)

Headquarters, Department of the Army
General Orders No. 12 - 11 April 1961

Private First Class Jack R. Reid, United States Army, Company K, 38th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division, distinguished himself by heroism in ground combat against an armed enemy on 31 March 1952, in Sindo-dong, Korea. While a member of an ambush patrol, Private Reid had volunteered, when all others had refused, to assist in an assault on a known enemy machinegun bunker. As he advanced to a position within approximately 150 yards of the enemy location, the base squad was attacked from three directions by a superior number of enemy forces with small arms, automatic weapons. grenade and mortar fire. After being forced to withdraw, Private Reid reorganized and led the squad in a counterattack, captured a wounded enemy soldier whose personal effects provided intelligence information of vital importance, and aided in the safe evacuation of two wounded comrades. Private Reid's remarkable presence of mind, selfless regard for the welfare of his fellow men, and heroic actions under critical combat conditions are in the most cherished traditions of the United States Army, and reflect distinct credit upon himself and the military service.

Reidlinger, CPL Charles W. (3rd ID)

Reignierd, Albert L. (USN)

Reilly, Chaplain G.J. (USNR)

Reilly, James D. (USN)

Reilly, PFC Richard D. (3rd ID)

Reim, CPL Robert D. (Army)

Headquarters, Department of the Army
General Orders No. 45 - 28 August 1957

Corporal Robert D. Reim, Infantry, United States Army, distinguished himself by heroism in Korea, on 13 September 1952. While on a patrol on the hill known as "Old Baldy," Corporal Reim's group encountered an enemy ambush and suffered numerous casualties. When the patrol was ordered to withdraw, Corporal Reim voluntarily remained behind throwing hand grenades to such effect that the enemy was frustrated in his attempt to cut off the group and the wounded could be safely evacuated. Corporal Reim's courage and devotion to duty reflect great credit on himself and are in keeping with the traditions of the military service.

Remillard, CPL Donald (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Renfroe, PFC John R. (3rd ID)

Replogle, SGT James (8th FAB, 25ID) (GO67, 19Aug50)

Resto-Vazquez, WO jg Jose A. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Reta, CPL George (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Reus-Froylan, 2LT Johnny (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Reuter, CPL Anthony J. (2ID)

Headquarters, 2nd Infantry Division
General Orders No. 8 - 9 January 1951

The Bronze Star Medal with V Device is awarded to Corporal Anthony J. Reuter, RA17265436, Military Police Corps, United States Army, a member of 2d Military Police Company, 2d Infantry Division, who distinguished himself by heroic achievement on 29 November 1950 near Kunu-ri, Korea. On the evening of that date, the defensive positions of his company were brought under attack by a numerically superior enemy force, and the platoon sergeant was wounded by enemy mortar fire. Corporal Reuter immediately assumed command of the platoon and, with complete disregard for his own safety, went from one position to another to encourage his men and direct their fire. By constantly exposing himself to the intense enemy fire, he was a source of inspiration to his men and was a jaor factor in their ultimate success in routing the enemy. The heroic actions and competent leadership of Corporal Reuter on this occasion reflect great credit upon himself and the military service. Entered the military service from Minnesota.

Reyes, SGT Jose V. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Reyes, SFC Julio (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Reyes, SGT 1C Julio J. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Reyes, MSGT (then SGT 1C), Roberto (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Reyes, CPL Edison (65th Inf., 3rd ID) (2 awards)

Reyes, SGT 1C Henry (2ID)

Headquarters, 2nd Infantry Division
General Orders No. 147 - 15 June 1951

Sergeant First class Henry Reyes, RA39744411, (then Sergeant), Infantry, United States Army, a member of Company A, 23d Infantry Regiment, 2d Infantry Division, distinguished himself by heroic achievement on 28 February 1951 in the vicinity of Na-dong, Korea.  The squad commanded by Sergeant Reyes was advancing with the mission of reducing an enemy roadblock.  Although the squad received fire from both its front and rear, Sergeant Reyes remained fully exposed as he directed the fire of his riflemen upon enemy strong points.  When ordered to withdraw, he remained behind to cover the movement and withdrew only when his squad had reached safety.  The heroism displayed by Sergeant Reyes reflects great credit upon himself and the military service.  Entered the military service from California.

Reyes, PFC Ramon (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Reyes-Baez, PFC Juan (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Reyes-Escobar, PVT Manuel (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Reynolds, CPL Clyde C. (3rd ID)

Reynolds, 1LT Eugene F. (79tgh Hvy Tk Bn, 25ID) (GO85, 27Aug50)

Reynolds, SGT Jessie R. (Army - 89th Medium Tank Battalion)

General Orders No. 288 - 3 November 1950
Headquarters 25th Division

The First Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster to the Bronze Star with V device is awarded to Sergeant Jessie R. Reynolds, Armor, Company A, 89th Medium Tank Battalion, United States Army. On 18 August 1950, Sergeant Reynolds was a member of an infantry tank team assigned the mission of defending the pass near Koman-ni, Korea. From all 0400 hours that date to 1500 hours the following day, the superior number of hostile forces repeatedly attacked the position and were repelled. During this period Sergeant Reynolds' tank platoon moved to an exposed position on top of the highest hill in the area, and despite the intense enemy small arms, mortar, machine gun and antitank gun fire concentrated on the tanks, succeeded in destroying all enemy gun crews and riflemen in their field of vision, completely defeating the enemy. Approximately 167 enemy dead were accounted for in this protracted engagement. By his devotion to duty, Sergeant Reynolds greatly assisted in the successful defense of the pass. Entered the military service from Georgia.

Reynolds, SGT 1C Van W. (2ID) (posthumous)

Headquarters, 2nd Infantry Division
General Orders No. 77 - 9 April 1951

The Bronze Star Medal with Letter "V" device is posthumously awarded to Sergeant First Class Van Reynolds, RA65559349, Infantry, United States Army, a member of Headquarters Company, 3d Battalion, 38th Infantry Regiment, 2d Infantry Division, who distinguished himself by heroic achievement on 12 February 1951 at Saemal, Korea. At 0200 hours of that date, an enemy force outflanked the forward lines of the battalion and attacked the battalion command post, surrounding the area and penetrating to within 150 yards of the command post. Sergeant Reynolds, heedless of the intense enemy fire and with complete disregard for his personal safety, remained in the command post, receiving telephone calls and logging messages. Although the command post was set up in a tent and offered no cover from the enemy machine gun and mortar fire, he remained at his post all during the night and throughout the following day. His actions aided immeasurably in the control of the battalion during the most trying and decisive period of combat. The heroism displayed by Sergeant Reynolds reflects great credit upon himself and the military service. Entered the military service from Utah.

Rhode, SGT Eugene C. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Rhodes, PFC Billy J. (24ID)

Headquarters, 24th Infantry Division
General Orders No. 80 - August 09, 1950

Private First Class Billy J. Rhodes, RA14210065, Infantry, United States Army, a member of Headquarters Company, 24th Infantry Division, is awarded the Bronze Star Medal for heroic achievement on 20 July 1950 at Taejon, Korea. During the withdrawal from Taejon, Private Rhodes was driving a vehicle. It was necessary to drive through numerous road blocks. During the passage of one such point, Private First Class Rhodes was wounded by mortar fire. Although faint and weak from loss of blood, he refused to stop on the narrow road to change drivers, because he realized all vehicles in the convoy behind his would have to stop also. He continued to drive until the entire convoy was halted by another wrecked vehicle blocking the road. By his heroic action, Private First Class Rhodes brought great credit on himself and the military service. Entered the military service from Columbus, Georgia.

Rhodes, SGT Norman N. (2ID) (posthumous)

Headquarters, 2nd Infantry Division
General Orders No. 87 - 5 November 1950

Sergeant Norman N. Rhodes, RA16282277, Artillery, United States Army, a member of Battery A, 15th Field Artillery Battalion, 2d Infantry Division, distinguished himself by heroic achievement from 31 August 1950 to 2 September 1950 in the vicinity of Agok and Hagam, Korea.  During this period he was the reconnaissance sergeant with an artillery forward observation post, supporting a rifle company which was completely surrounded by the enemy.  When a numerically superior enemy force was observed approaching the company's position, Sergeant Rhodes, at great danger to himself, moved forward to a vantage point and acted as radio man, while the forward observer directed accurate artillery fire upon the enemy.  Disregarding his own safety, he remained in the observation post relaying firing data for our defensive artillery fire, which enabled the bulk of the company to withdraw.  The next morning he withdrew with the remainder of the company to the vicinity of Hagam, where they were subjected to heavy enemy small arms fire.  He immediately assisted in the organization of a squad of infantrymen to lay down a strong base of fire, which was vitally needed to cover the evacuation of the wounded.  While performing this duty, he was fatally wounded by the enemy fire.  The heroic and inspiring actions of Sergeant Rhodes on those occasions reflect great credit upon himself and the military service.  Entered the military service from Michigan.

Rice, SGT Donald Ray (2ID) (MIA - posthumous)

Rice, CPL Cllyde J.

Rice, Lester K. (USN)

Rice, Chaplain Leo F.

PARTIAL CITATION - AWARDED OCTOBER 1953

He continually demonstrated exceptional ability in dealing with the most difficult religious, morale and personal problems.  His skillful coordination and efficient administration of the charitable efforts of the command increased the prestige of the United States Forces in the area.  Disregarding his personal fatigue, he conscientiously worked extremely long hours in order to effectively discharge his responsibilities...  He frequently went to the scene of battle to administer last rites to the dead and offer prayers for the wounded in hospitals and regularly visited refugee villages in the vicinity of the regiment to offer religious guidance to the predominantly Christian population.  In the absence of chaplains in other United Nations units, he visited those units to conduct services and attend to te religious needs of the personnel.

Rice, SGT William H. (2ID)

Headquarters, 2nd Infantry Division
General Orders No. 87 - 5 November 1950

Sergeant William H. Rice, RA33849781, Infantry, United States Army, a member of Company L, 23d Infantry Regiment, 2d Infantry Division, distinguished himself by heroic achievement on 16 September 1950 in the vicinity of Changnyong, Korea.  On this date Sergeant Rice was squad leader during an attack made by his company on the enemy's defensive lines along the Naktong River.  The route of advance was over extremely mountainous terrain which made it difficult to control the movements of his unit.  Several times when his squad was pinned down by severe enemy fire he set an example of personal courage to his men, inspiring and exhorting them to continue the attack.  Through his exposure of enemy fire he was able to maintain complete control over his squad at all times, and maneuvered it in such a manner as to render maximum support to his platoon.  His complete indifference for his personal safety was an inspiration to his men and his skillful leadership was highly instrumental to the success of his company's mission.  Sergeant Rice's heroism on this occasion reflects great credit upon himself and the military service.  Entered the military service from Washington.

Richards, 1LT George (3ID) (Bronze Star with V) (posthumous)

Richards, George E., RA 065 883, First Lieutenant, Company K, 15th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Infantry Division, Republic of Korea

Award: Bronze Star Medal with "V" Device for Valor (Posthumous)
Date(s): 10 June to 11 June 1953
Authority: AR 600-8-22, Paragraph 3-13
Reason: For heroism in ground combat

For heroic achievement in action against the enemy on the night of 10-11 June 1953, during the successful defense of Outpost Harry in the Republic of Korea. While under a massive barrage of high explosive rounds from Chinese Communists Forces, Lieutenant Richards inspired his men to fortify the company's hill position in anticipation of a forthcoming assault by a reinforced regiment of Chinese Infantry. In spite of the company's defensive fire, the enemy reached the trenches. Lieutenant Richards sounded the alarm and without regard for his personal safety, engaged the enemy in close combat, killing several with deadly carbine fire. He held the enemy at bay long enough for the forward observer to request friendly artillery to open fire on their own position. An enemy grenade severely wounded Lieutenant Richards, rendering him unconscious and was subsequently killed by an enemy soldier. Lieutenant Richard's self-sacrifice helped to ensure that Outpost Harry remained in the hands of the United States Eighth Army. His unflinching courage and good cheer in the face of overwhelming odds was an inspiration to his soldiers and in the highest traditions of military service and reflects great credit upon himself, the 15th Infantry Regiment and the United States Army.

Richards, SGT John L. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Richardson, Cpl. Fred J. (25ID, Co. I, 5th Rgt.)

Richardson, PFC Howard A. (2ID)

Headquarters, 2nd Infantry Division
General Orders No. 179 - 17 June 1951

The Bronze Star Medal with V Device is awarded to Private First Class Howard A. Richardson, RA27725561, Infantry, United States Army, a member of Company C, 9th Infantry Regiment, 2d Infantry Division, who distinguished himself by heroic achievement on 11 May 1951 in the vicinity of Anhyon-ni, Korea. On that day, Private Richardson was a rifleman in the first platoon of Company C assaulting well entrenched enemy positions on Hill 699. A well concealed enemy opened fire, halting the company’s attack and inflicting several casualties on the assault company. The wounded men, unable to reach any comparative safety, were subjected to continuous intense enemy fire. Private Richardson, completely disregarding his personal safety, dashed across open ground and carried one of the wounded men to a point where he could get medical aid. He then returned up the slope and brought down the second wounded man, all this time being under intense enemy fire. Private Richardson’s devotion to duty, heroism and courageous acts reflect the highest credit upon himself and the military service. Entered the military service from Nebraska.

Richardson, SGT Jack M. (25ID)

Headquarters, 25th Infantry Division
General Orders No. 249 - 27 October 1950

Sergeant (then Corporal) Jack M. Richardson, RA18319567, Infantry, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 27th Infantry, United States Army.  On 2 September 1950 when the regimental command post near Haman, Korea was attacked by infiltrating enemy with small arms, automatic weapons, and an anti-tank gun, Sergeant Richardson crawled through the intense fire and manned a machine gun mounted on an open truck.  Despite the devastating hostile fire he effectively silenced both the machine gun and the antitank gun.  Sergeant Richardson's aggressiveness and courageous devotion to duty reflect great credit upon himself and the armed forces.  Entered the military service from Michigan.

Richardson, Martain (1st LT, HV Mortar)

Riddle, 1LT Paul E. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Ridenour, SGT Thomas K. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Riedt, PFC James C. (79th Hvy Tk Bn, 25ID) (GO94, 29Aug50)

Rifleman, CAPT James D. (3ID) (2nd Oak Leaf Cluster)

Riggins, CAPT Jack F. (25ID) (1st Oak Leaf Cluster)

Headquarters, 25th Infantry Division
General Orders No. 232 - 18 October 1950

Captain Jack F. Riggins, 0386895, Infantry, Headquarters, 25th Infantry Division, United States Army.  On 9 July 1950 Captain Riggins was a member of a party awaiting the arrival of the Division Commander at an airfield near Pusan, Korea.  When the plane was long overdue and the other members of the party departed, Captain Riggins remained at the field on the assumption that the Division Commander would attempt the flight despite the hazardous flying conditions.  The field at which the plane was scheduled to land was not equipped with lights or communications facilities.  When a plane was heard circling overhead, Captain Riggins improvised landing lights by placing available vehicles at Strategic positions around the field, enabling the pilot to make a safe landing.  Captain Riggin's timely action eliminated a hazardous situation and prevented what might have been an extremely serious aircraft accident.  His resourcefulness and devotion to duty reflect the highest credit on himself and the United States Army.  Entered the military service from Arkansas.

Riggs, PFC Carlos Jr. (24ID)

Headquarters, 24th Infantry Division
General Orders No. 166 - 6 October 1950

Private First Class Carlos Riggs, Jr., RA15415500, Infantry, United States Army, then a member of Company B, 34th Infantry Regiment, 24th Infantry Division, is awarded the Bronze Star Medal for heroic achievement on 15 August 1950, in the vicinity of the Naktong River, Korea. Wounded by the initial blast of a well concealed enemy automatic weapon, Private Riggs unhesitatingly exposed himself to the dangers of the increasing fire and with complete disregard for his own safety, effectively brought the fire of his rifle to bear on the enemy position. By the volume and accuracy of his fire he was able to quickly eliminate the automatic weapon. The courage and unselfish devotion to duty displayed by Private Riggs served well to inspire the men of his platoon, and reflect great credit on himself and the military service. Entered military service from Bethel, Ohio.

Riley, PFC Charles E. (25th Div Arty) (GO98, 29Aug50)

Riley, 1LT Herbert A. (2ID)

Headquarters, 2d Infantry Division
General Orders No. 138 - 25 April 1953

Meritorious - First Lieutenant Herbert A. Riley, 02207535, Armor, United States Army, Battery "D", 82nd Antiaircraft Artillery Automatic Weapons Battalion (Self-Propelled), 2d Infantry Division, in Korea, from 1 September 1952 to 21 April 1953.  Entered the Federal service from Texas.

Rinschen, SGT Eugene E. (2ID)

Headquarters, 2nd Infantry Division
General Orders No. 85 - 22 April 1951

The Bronze Star Medal with V Device is awarded to Sergeant Eugene E. Rinschen, RA17268848, (then Corporal), Infantry, United States Army, a member of Company F, 23d Infantry Regiment, 2d Infantry Division, who distinguished himself by heroic achievement on 19 September 1950 in the vicinity of Changnyong, Korea. During an assault against well-entrenched enemy positions, Sergeant Rinschen’s platoon was pinned down by intense hostile machine gun and small arms fire. Quickly estimating the situation, Sergeant Rinschen advanced to a position from where he could fire upon the enemy machine gun. By this action, he diverted the hostile fire to himself, thus enabling his platoon to maneuver and destroy the enemy weapon and its crew. The heroism displayed by Sergeant Rinschen reflects great credit upon himself and the military service. Entered the military service from Omaha, Nebraska.

[KWE Note: Sergeant Rinschen was seriously wounded November 30 and was evacuated back to the States. His primary assignment was “cook” – indicating how desperate the fighting at Changnyong had become.]

Rios, PFC Mariano (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Rios-Santiago, PVT Oscar (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Rippee, CAPT Robert I. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Ritterbush, 1LT Vernon E. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Rivera, SGT 1C Angel M. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Rivera, 2LT Benigno (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Rivera, SGT Benito (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Rivera, CPL Carlos (65 Inf., 3rd ID)

Rivera, MSGT David R. (65th Inf., 3rd ID) (2 awards)

Rivera, MSGT Domingo

Rivera, PVT Donald A. Cirino (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Rivera, SGT 1C Fidel (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Rivera, SGT 1C Hector L. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Rivera, CPL Jesus M. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Rivera, PFC Joseph (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Rivera, PVT Luis Felipe (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Rivera, SGT Miguel A. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Rivera, SGT Pedro (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Rivera, CPT Ramon (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Rivera-Aponte, CPL Gregorio (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Rivera-Carbana, PFC Guillermo (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Rivera-Cordoba, PVT Jose (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Rivera-Garcia, SGT Rafael (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Rivera-Glass, SGT 1C Gregorio (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Rivera-Hernandez, SGT Sergio (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Rivera-Maldonado, PFC Domingo (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Rivera-Morales, PFC Bonifacio (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Rivera-Perez, WO jg Santos (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Rivera-Rivera, CPL Wilson (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Rivera-Rivera, CPL Jose (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Rivera-Rivera, CPL Luciano (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Rivers, SGT 1C Marion Rivers (25ID)

Headquarters, 25th Infantry Division
General Orders No. 249 - 27 October 1950

Sergeant First Class (then Sergeant) Marion Rivers, RA12555879, Infantry, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 24th Infantry, United States Army.  While carrying a message to a front line battalion near Sangju, Korea on 23 July 1950, Sergeant First Class Rivers' intelligence and reconnaissance squad was subjected to intense artillery fire which forced them to dismount from their vehicle and seek cover.  Despite the artillery barrage, Sergeant First Class Rivers deployed his men and led them through the deadly fire and delivered the vital message to the command post.  Sergeant First Class Rivers' courageous devotion to duty is in keeping with the highest traditions of the military service.  Entered the military service from New York.

Rivers, SGT Norris (2ID)

Headquarters, 2nd Infantry Division
General Orders No. 173 - 16 June 1951

The Bronze Star Medal with V Device is awarded to Sergeant Norris Rivers, RA3766470, Infantry, United States Army, a member of Company M, 9th Infantry Regiment, 2d Infantry Division, who distinguished himself by heroic achievement on 17 September 1950 in the vicinity of Yongsan, Korea. On that date Sergeant Rivers was in command of a section of machine guns which were supporting a battalion attack on Hill 201, a key terrain feature. As the machine gun section was moving into position, the well concealed enemy delivered an intense mortar barrage which was so effective that every member of the machine gun section was struck by mortar fragments and wounded. Although severely wounded himself, Sergeant Rivers, without concern for his own safety, started to move his men to safety. Instructing the slightly wounded members of the section to spread out and stay far apart, he moved the seriously wounded men to the rear. After all the men in his section were safely evacuated, he reported to an aid station where his wounds were treated and he was evacuated. Thecourageous actions and selfless devotion to duty of Sergeant Rivers reflects great credit on himself and the military service. Entered the military service from Iowa.

Robb, MAJ Kenneth R. (65th Inf., 3rd ID) (2 awards)

Robbins, SGT Oscar Leroy (US Army)

Sergeant Robbins stayed behind to blow a bridge at Hudong-ni.

Rober, PFC Robert V. (24ID)

Headquarters, 24th Infantry Division
General Orders No. 56

Private First Class Robert V. Rober, RA13263429, Infantry, United States Army, a member of Company D, 21st Infantry Regiment, 24th infantry Division is awarded the Bronze Star Medal for heroic achievement on 4 July 1950, near Osan, Korea. The strafing of American Troops and positions by the enemy set fire to an ammunition dump. Private First Class Rober, and two comrades, at the risk of their lives removed ammunition from the dump to nearby rice paddies where it was placed under water. Through their efforts about 120 rounds of 75 millimeter rifle ammunition was saved. At this period, no other supply was available and the ammunition saved was used against the enemy tanks and soldiers the following day. The action by Private First Class Rober reflects great credit on himself and the military service.

Roberts, M/SGT Charles T. Jr. (3rd ID)

Roberts, SGT 1C Elza F. (25ID)

Headquarters, 25th Infantry Division
General Orders No. 233 - 19 October 1950

Sergeant First class Elza F. Roberts, RA335905846, Infantry, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 2d Battalion, 35th Infantry, United States Army.  As battalion motor sergeant from 14 July to 8 September 1950, Sergeant First Class Roberts served with distinction during the early extremely difficult days of the Korean conflict.  Working long hours under most adverse conditions of terrain, weather and enemy action he supervised the maintenance and employment of the battalion vehicles in a superior manner.  His courageous recovery of lost and damaged vehicles in the forward combat zone and their subsequent repair was instrumental in the salvage of critically needed transportation.  Sergeant First Class Roberts' devotion to duty and technical accomplishments are in keeping with the highest traditions of the military service.  Entered the military service from Indiana.

Roberts, 1LT Eugene (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Roberts, CPL Raymond (24ID, Co. C, 3d Eng. Combat Bn.)

Roberts, PFC Roy L. (25ID)

Headquarters, 25th Infantry Division
General Orders No. 144 - 14 September 1950

Private First Class Roy L. Roberts, RA18297776, Infantry, Company A, 27th Infantry, United States Army.  On 2 August 1950 near Chindong-ni, Korea, Private First class Roberts and three other enlisted men discovered a medium tank, the turret of which had been damaged by an enemy anti-tank gun.  Although he was unfamiliar with the operation of a tank, Private First Class Roberts assisted in returning it to the battalion area.  When the enemy attacked the following morning, Private First Class Roberts acting as driver with the three others as gunners and crewmen, moved the tank into position and directed fire on the attacking forces, notwithstanding the hazards of an open turret.  When the 76mm gun jammed, the crew moved the tank around the perimeter directing 30 to 50 calibre machine gun fire on the enemy, until all ammunition had been expended.  While seeking more ammunition he had to abandon the tank when the turret jammed and the tank was set afire.  By their bold and ingenious actions, Private First Class Roberts and the crew had destroyed two hostile machine gun positions and inflicted numerous casualties on the enemy.  The resourcefulness, initiative and courage of Private First Class Roberts reflect the greatest credit on himself and the military service.  Entered the military service from Texas.

Roberts, CPL William C. (25ID)*

Headquarters, 25th Infantry Division
General Orders No. 180 - 23 September 1950

Corporal William C. Roberts, RA14332540, Army Medical Service, Medical Company, 27th Infantry, United States Army.  On 27 July 1950 near Yongdong, Korea, Corporal Roberts was serving as aidman [words believed to be missing here] and automatic weapons fire.  Noting that an adjacent unit was suffering casualties while his own unit was not, he left his place of relative safety and rushed 100 yards through the heavy fire to the wounded.  Despite the great danger, he administered first aid to and evacuated numerous personnel to the aid station.  Corporal Roberts' valorous initiative and devotion to duty reflect great credit on himself and the Army Medical Service.  Entered the military service from North Carolina.

[*KWE Note: It appears that a line or several words were dropped within the text of Corporal Roberts' citation.  The error was on the part of whoever wrote up the citation, not the Korean War Educator.]

Roberts, CPL William C. (25ID, Med. Co., 27th Rgt.) (1st Oak Leaf Cluster)

Robertson, SGT Herbert E. (2ID)

Headquarters, 2nd Infantry Division
General Orders No. 73 - 3 April 1951

The Bronze Star Medal with V Device is awarded to Sergeant Herbert E. Robertson,  RA17259980, Infantry, United States Army, a member of 1st Ranger Infantry Company (Airborne), 2d Infantry Division, who distinguished himself by heroic achievement on 15 February 1951 near Chipyong-ni, Korea. On that date, under the cover of fire of a tank, he led his squad across 300 yards of open fields to evacuated several wounded men who had been left there earlier in the day. He maintained an exposed position, with complete disregard for his personal safety, in order to organize carrying parties and search for other wounded. When all of the wounded had been evacuated, he provided covering fire for the withdrawal of his men. The heroism displayed by Sergeant Robertson was a source of great inspiration to his comrades and reflects great credit upon himself and the military service. Entered the military service from Nebraska.

Robertson, CPL James Robert

Robbins, CPL Chester R. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Roberson, PVT HARRY P. (3ID) (posthumous)

Robinson, M/SGT David (Co. E, 24th Inf. Rgt., 25ID)

Robles, 2LT Jose Jr. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Robles, MSGT Lorenzo (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Robles-Flores, SGT Rafael (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Robson, MSGT Herman (25ID)

Headquarters, 25th Infantry
General Orders No. 240 - 22 October 1950

Master Sergeant Herman Robson, RA6381557, Infantry, Company C, 35th Infantry, United States Army.  As first sergeant of his company from 13 July to 23 August 1950 Master Sergeant Robson rendered outstanding service during the early critical phase of the Korean conflict.  Tirelessly supervising the activities and functions of his company and assisting his non-commissioned officers with the problems occasioned by the arduous periods of combat in difficult terrain, Master Sergeant Robson inspired his men to greater accomplishments.  Master Sergeant Robson's initiative, mature judgment, and superior leadership reflect great credit upon himself and the United States Army.  Entered the military service from Arkansas.

Roby, PFC Donnie F. (ID) (posthumous)

Rockis, LT Edward W. (3rd ID)

Rockwerk, CAPT Louis (24ID)

Department of the Army
General Orders No. 72 - 30 September 1954

Captain Louis Rockwerk, Infantry, United States Army, a member of Company C, 19th Infantry Regiment, 24th Infantry Division, distinguished himself by heroic conduct in action against the enemy near Anju, Koreas, on 4 November 1950. His unit occupied defensive positions on a small hill which was dominated by strong enemy positions located on commanding terrain features overlooking friendly defenses. Hostile forces launched a strong, determined assault, attacking from the rear, delivering extremely heavy small arms and automatic weapons fire. Captain Rockwerk constantly exposed himself to enemy fire checking positions and organizing his unit for a possible counterattack. Despite the growing shortage of ammunition Captain Rockwerk directed accurately steady fire into the ranks of the enemy causing heavy casualties. When it became obvious that the attackers would overrun his position Captain Rockwerk successfully destroyed his vehicles and heavy weapons to prevent their capture. Captain Rockwerk's courageous actions, tenacity of purpose, and inspiring leadership reflect great credit on himself and the military service.  Home of Record: Albany, NY.

Rodrigues, SGT John N. (3rd ID)

Rodriguez, MSGT Abdon Santiago (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Rodriguez, PFC Efrain M. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Rodriguez, SGT Euripedes Marino (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Rodriguez, SGT 1C Hector Febles (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

(Puerto Rico) Bronze Star for meritorious service in Korea 20 September 1951-09 January 1952.

Rodriguez, CAPT Jose M. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Rodriquez, MAJ Jose M. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Rodriguez, CPL Ismael (65th Inf., 3rd (D)

Rodriguez, MSGT Ismael (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Rodriguez, CPL Jorge L. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Rodriguez, CPL Jose A. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Rodriguez, MSGT Lino (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Rodriguez, SGT 1C Luis (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Rodriguez, SGT Maximino (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Rodriguez, WO jg Miguel A. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Rodriquez, SGT 1C Pedro (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Rodriguez, SGT 1C Santiago (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Rodriguez-Hernandez, PFC Francisco (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Rodriguez-Perez, PFC Antonio (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Rodriguez-Rivera, PFC Francisco (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Rodriguez-Rivera, SFC Ildefonso (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Rodriguez-Rivera, PVT Joaquin (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Rodriguez-Reyes, CPL Ismael (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Rodriguez-Rodriguez, CPL Francisco (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Rodriguez-Rodriguez, CPL Guillermo (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Rodriguez-Rodriguez, CPT Jose A. (65th Inf., 3ID)

Rodriguez-Velazquez, CPL Jose A. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Roe, 2LT Patrick C. (USMC)

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Bronze Star Medal with Combat "V" to Second Lieutenant Patrick C. Roe, United States Marine Corps, for heroic service in connection with operations against the enemy while serving with a Marine Infantry Battalion in Korea, from 27 November to 9 December 1950. Second Lieutenant Roe, acting as Battalion Intelligence Officer, displayed outstanding professional skill, courage and leadership in the performance of his duties. He gathered enemy information of vital importance to the battalion and reported the enemy activity in such an accurate and timely manner, that the battalion commander was prepared to meet each enemy threat before it developed. He was directly responsible for the efficiency and success of the many patrol activities engaged in by his battalion. On one occasion, when his battalion was attacking strong enemy positions, the established route of supply and evacuation was cut off by enemy troops. Fearlessly and heedless of his own personal safety, he alone, moved over ground that had not been previously covered by friendly troops to reconnoiter the area and establish an alternate supply and evacuation route. His actions directly contributed to the successful completion of his battalion's assigned missions. Second Lieutenant Roe's initiative and courageous actions were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service. (Second Lieutenant Roe is authorized to wear the Combat "V".)

Rogers, SFC Charles E. (2nd ID)

Headquarters, Department of the Army
General Orders No. 42 - 7 November 1960

Sergeant First Class Charles E. Rogers, (then Corporal), Infantry, United States Army, a member of Company G, 23d Infantry Regiment, 2d Infantry Division, distinguished himself by heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy on 18 November 1952, in the vicinity of Agok, North Korea. Sergeant Rogers was a member of a patrol with the mission of entering the village of Agok to determine whether or not it was still occupied by enemy forces after having been subjected to friendly artillery fire. Having accomplished that mission, and capturing a prisoner in the process, the unit started back to friendly lines. During the return trip, when the prisoner attempted to employ a hand grenade which he was sneaking from a hiding place in his clothing, Sergeant Rogers quickly detected this act. With complete disregard for his own personal safety, Sergeant Rogers immediately lunged at the prisoner, engaged him in a fierce struggle, and succeeded in wresting the grenade from him. The spontaneous reaction and soldierly display of selfless courage manifested by Sergeant Rogers in this situation undoubtedly saved the lives of his comrades. His brave conduct in this effort is in keeping with the most cherished traditions of the United States Army, and reflects great credit upon himself and the military service.

Rogers, PVT David M. (ARMY) (with V device)

Rogers, 1LT Fred C. (3ID) (with V device)

Headquarters, 3d Infantry Division
General Orders No. 50 - 8 April 1954

First Lieutenant Fred C. Rogers, 067334, Infantry, Company "B", 7th Infantry Regiment, 3d Infantry Division, United States Army.  During the early morning hours of 24 June 1953, in the vicinity of Kumhwa, Korea, Lieutenant Rogers had the mission of leading his platoon through enemy artillery and mortar barrages toward the embattled positions of Company "K".  As the platoon moved up the slope, Lieutenant Rogers was informed that enemy troops had infiltrated the United Nations trenches and heavy fighting was in progress.  Rapidly ascending the hill, he deployed his men in effective positions and directed their fire upon the attackers.  Lieutenant Rogers then observed a number of wounded defenders lying about the hilltop fortifications unable to reach sheltered positions.  Disregarding his personal safety, he courageously rushed across the shell-torn slope and removed those casualties to a protected area.  After the assault had been repelled, Lieutenant Rogers led six of his men through the network of trenches to restore the sector's security.  Following this, he deployed his platoon to the flanks, administered aid to the wounded and supervised their evacuation to rear aid stations.  Lieutenant Rogers was greatly responsible for the decisive defeat of the enemy attack with a minimum of friendly casualties.  Lieutenant Rogers' outstanding heroism and devotion to duty reflect great credit upon himself and the military service.  Entered the Federal service from Arkansas.

Rogers, PFC Forrest F. (3rd ID)

Rogers, Capt. Joseph B. (Co. K, 15th Inf. Rgt., 3ID)

Rogers, PFC K.C, (3ID)

Rogulski, PVT Richard J. (3rd ID)

Rohrbough, Cpl. Calvin (24ID, Co. L, 5th Rgt.)

Rohrig, SGT John E. (3rd ID)

Roise, LTCOL Harold S. (USMC)

Roldan-Galarza, PFC Bonifacio (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Rollier, 2LT Robert L. (27th Inf. Rgt., 25ID) (GO85, 27Aug50)

Roman, PFC Stephen C. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Roman-Lugo, PFC Oscar (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Roman-Reichard, SGT 1C Donato (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Romero, WO jg Victor M. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Romero-Gerena, SFC Jose (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Rommel, CPL Ferdinand H. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Rongen, MSGT John A. (2ID)

Headquarters, 2nd Infantry Division
General Orders No. 116 - 24 December 1950

The Bronze Star Medal with V Device is awarded to Master Sergeant John A. Rongen, RA6491679, Infantry, United States Army, a member of Headquarters Company, 3d Battalion, 38th Infantry Regiment, 2d Infantry Division, who distinguished himself by heroic achievement on 8 September 1950 Masonni, Korea. On the morning of this date, an enemy force of estimated platoon strength established a road block on the main supply route. When Sergeant Rongen learned of this situation, he realized the importance of keeping the supply route open and immediately volunteers to lead a four man patrol to clear a village and reduce the road block. He led the patrol through the village, driving the enemy before him, and assembled his group on the high ground outside the village. During this action he noticed the enemy attempting to reach a position from which they could bring fire upon the patrol. Remaining in an exposed position and with complete disregard for his own safety, he opened fire on the enemy and succeeded in killing two of them. Due to his extreme courage and inspiring leadership the road block was broken and the flow of supplies continued without interruption. The heroism and initiative displayed by Sergeant Rongen on this occasion reflect great credit upon himself and the military service. Entered the military service from Minnesota.

Roof, CPL Benneville G. Jr. (65th Inf., 3rd ID) (2 awards)

Root, LTCOL Ernest E. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Rosa, SGT Jesus (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Rosado, SGT 1C Angel (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Rosado, CPL Michael (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Rosario, CPL Ramon I. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Rosario-Colon, SGT 1C Juan (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Rosario-Sanchez, MSGT Ruben (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Rose, SFC Harold L. (65th Inf., 3ID)

Rose, CAPT Peter (3ID)

Rosecrants, SGT George (25ID)

Headquarters, 25th Infantry Division
General Orders No. 193 - 26 September 1950

Sergeant George Rosecrants, RA16282641, Army Medical Service, Medical Company, 35th Infantry, United States Army. On 30 July 1950 during intense fighting near Yongdong, Korea, Sergeant Rosecrants rushed to assistance of a man who lay wounded in his foxhole. Realizing that first aid would not suffice, he left the emplacement and directed another soldier to cover him while he again went to the wounded man, removed him from his foxhole and carried him through the intense fire over a ridge. Then protecting the man with his own body against intermittent hostile fire, he walked and supported him to the aid station. Sergeant Rosecrants valorous devotion to duty reflects the greatest credit on himself, his unit and the Army Medical Service. Entered the military service from Illinois.

Rosenwald, John (Army - 25th Division)

General Orders No. 231 - 18 October 1950
Headquarters 25th Division

The Bronze Star is awarded to Sergeant First Class John Rosenwald, Armor, Company A, 89th Medium Tank Battalion, United States Army. During the period 3 August to 1 October 1950 in the initial phase of the Korean conflict Sergeant First Class Rosenwald rendered outstanding service as a member of a tank maintenance section. Repairing tanks and vehicles under intense artillery, mortar, and small arms fire in the front line unit areas, Sergeant First Class Rosenwald was instrumental in maintaining a maximum number of vehicles available for operations during this critical period. Sergeant First Class Rosenwald's technical knowledge and untiring devotion to duty are in keeping with the highest traditions of the military service. Entered the military service from Minnesota.

Rosipayla, SGT Edward G. (7ID)

Headquarters, 7th Infantry Division
General Orders No. 649 - September 23, 1953

Sergeant Richard G. Rosipayla, (then Corporal), Infantry, United States Army, a member of Company E, 17th Infantry, distinguished himself by heroic achievement near Sokkogae, Korea.  On 5 July 1953, Sergeant Rosipayla was aiding his comrades by giving devastating covering fire during a heavy fire fight with the enemy.  Although Sergeant Rosipayla was under continuous enemy artillery and mortar fire, he unhesitatingly remained in his exposed position to more accurately lay fire on the enemy forces.  With complete disregard for his personal safety, Sergeant Rosipayla remained subjected to the intense enemy fire in order to better place his fire which was a large factor in demoralizing and pinning down the enemy which materially aided the friendly units.  The heroic actions of Sergeant Rosipayla reflect great credit on himself and the military service.  Entered the Federal service from Pennsylvania.

Ross, CPL Jimmie Jr. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Ross, John M. (25th ID)

General Orders No. 50 - 23 January 1951
25th Infantry Division

The Bronze Star with V device is awarded to Private First Class John M. Ross, RA17273511, Army Medical Service, Medical Company, 27th Regiment, 25th Infantry Division, United States Army. From 3 September to 6 September 1950, Private First Class Ross was a member of a group which operated a temporary medical facility near Chirwon, Korea. Without professional assistance or supervision, he and his comrades provided medical care for the wounded of an isolated battalion of infantry. On the second day, increased enemy action necessitated movement of the aid station to a more secure position. Working tirelessly, he assisted in the movement of all wounded to the new location despite continuing hostile fire. When the critical condition of some of the wounded required immediate professional attention, he and his comrades negotiated an enemy roadblock to take the wounded to a point from which they could be evacuated. Throughout the seventy-two hour period during which the battalion was isolated, a total of 105 casualties were treated with only five fatalities. Private First Class Ross’ notable courage, tenacity and outstanding military skill are in keeping with the highest traditions of the Army Medical Service. Entered military service from Iowa.

Ross, PFC William E.

Headquarters, 2nd Infantry Division
General Orders No. 845 - 11 December 1951

The Bronze Star Medal with V Device is awarded to Private First Class William E. Ross, US55093806, Infantry, Army of the United States, a member of Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, (then Company B), 23d Infantry Regiment, 2d Infantry Division, who distinguished himself by heroic achievement on 22 September 1951 in the vicinity of Samtae-dong, Korea. On that date Private Ross was a member of a platoon which had the mission of attacking an enemy–held hill. During the course of this action, the enemy launched a heavy concentration of mortar, automatic weapons and small arms fire, inflicting numerous casualties on the assaulting friendly elements. Despite this, Private Ross continued in the attack, inflicting numerous casualties upon the enemy, until hostile positions were completely overrun. Although in dire need of ammunition and food, Private Ross valiantly defended the newly won position against repeated enemy counterattacks until friendly reinforcements arrived. The heroism in action and devotion to duty displayed by Private Ross on this occasion reflect great credit upon himself and the military service. Entered the military service from Iowa.

Roth, SGT Henry (2ID)

Headquarters, 2nd Infantry Division
General Orders No. 462 - 19 August 1951

The Bronze Star Medal with V Device is awarded to Sergeant Henry Roth, RA37161122, Signal Corps, United States Army, a member of 2d Signal Company, 2d Infantry Division, who distinguished himself by heroic achievement on 3 September 1950 in the vicinity of Pusan, Korea. Sergeant Roth was team chief of the Division Signal Wire Team attached to the 38th Infantry Regiment. On this day the 38 Infantry Regiment was on the line at the Pusan Perimeter when an estimated enemy battalion had taken position on Hill 285, overlooking the command post site of the regimental headquarters. Volunteers were called for from the personnel in the area to defeat this enemy force and eliminate the danger to the Regimental Headquarters. Sergeant Roth, disregarding his own personal safety, volunteered. His men, following his leadership, also volunteered. Sergeant Roth led his men against the enemy and assisted in eliminating the enemy force and capturing of four enemy soldiers. Sergeant Roth’s courageous and aggressive action reflect great credit upon himself and the military service. Entered the military service from North Dakota.

Roth, Robert A.

Headquarters, 2d Infantry Division
General Orders No. 125 - 31 May 1951

Corporal Robert A. Roth, RA16307539, Infantry, United States Army, a member of Headquarters Company, 3d Battalion, 23d Infantry Regiment, 2d Infantry Division, distinguished himself by heroic achievement on 14 February 1951 near Chipyong-ni, Korea.  When communication wires between Headquarters Company were severed by intense enemy mortar and artillery fire, Corporal Roth volunteered to repair the wire lines.  With complete disregard for his personal safety, he went along the wire, checking and repairing it in order that communications could be reestablished in the most expeditious manner.  His heroic action enabled his company commander to have contact at all times with other units.  The heroic conduct of Corporal Roth reflects great credit upon himself and the military service.  Entered the military service from Illinois.

Rothenay, Edward F. (USN)

Rothlauf, Donald G. (Army - 25th Division)

General Orders No. 323 - 12 November 1950
Headquarters 25th Division

The Bronze Star with V device is awarded to Corporal Donald G. Rothlauf, Infantry, Company K, 35th Infantry Regiment, United States Army. On 3 September 1950 near Chuam, Korea when his company was attacked several times by an overwhelming number of enemy forces, Corporal Rothlauf repeatedly braved the intense enemy small arms and automatic weapons fire to distribute ammunition. Moving from foxhole to foxhole under the constant enemy barrage, he redistributed the dwindling supply of ammunition. When the supply of rifle ammunition was exhausted, he removed the cartridges from machine gun belts and loaded rifle clips to supply the riflemen. Corporal Rothlauf's daring and valorous actions reflect great credit upon himself and his organization. Entered the military service from Iowa.

Rott, Chaplain (CAPT) Ralph R. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Rouse, SGT James P. (25ID)

Headquarters, 25th Infantry Division
General Orders No. 50 - 22 October 1950

Sergeant James P. Rouse, RA32678712, Infantry, Headquarters 25th Infantry Division, United States Army.  During the period 14 July to 30 September 1950, Sergeant Rouse served in Korea as assistant to the Division Casualty Officer.  He assisted greatly in the organization and operation of a sound and efficient system of casualty reporting throughout the command.  Working tirelessly under adverse and trying conditions, Sergeant Rouse continued to maintain close contact with the unit personnel sections and to guide them in their administrative actions relating to all phases of casualty reporting, Sergeant Rouse's initiative, devotion to duty and unquestionable good judgment reflect the highest credit on himself and the military service.  Entered the military service from Texas.

Rowe, SGT 1C Floyd W. (2ID)

Headquarters, 2nd Infantry Division
General Orders No. 147 - 15 June 1951

Sergeant First Class Floyd W. Rowe, RA39144257, Corps of Engineers, United States Army, a member of Company B, 2d Engineer Combat Battalion, 2d Infantry Division, distinguished himself by heroic achievement from 14 to 17 February 1951 in the vicinity of Chipyong-ni, Korea.  Company B was part of the 23d Regimental Combat Team which was surrounded by hostile forces.  The regimental perimeter was under constant fire from enemy troops who occupied the commanding terrain in the area.  Sergeant Rowe was in charge of a platoon which was constructing underground shelters for the wounded as his foremost thought, he performed his mission rapidly and efficiently.  The heroism displayed by Sergeant Rowe reflects great credit upon himself and the military service.  Entered the military service from Washington.

Rowland, 1LT Ben D. Jr. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Ryan, 1LT Aaron (65th Inf., 3rd ID) (2 awards)

Ruark, Joseph E. (Army - 25th Division)

Headquarters 25th Division
General Orders No. 332

The Bronze Star with V device is awarded to Sergeant First Class Joseph E. Ruark, Army Medical Service, Medical Company, 29th Infantry Regiment, United States Army. On 19 August 1950 during a concerted enemy attack on the regimental reserve unit in the vicinity of Taegu, Korea, Sergeant First Class Ruark braved the intense hailed hostile mortar and artillery fire to make his way to a severely wounded soldier, rendered first aid, stayed with them and until Medical Equipment arrived, and assisted in evacuating the soldier from the danger zone. Returning to the battle area, he continued to assist in the evacuation of casualties until all wounded were cared for. Sergeant First Class Ruark's calm courage, professional skill and devotion to duty are in keeping with the highest traditions of the Army Medical Service. Entered the military service from Iowa.

Rubenstein, PFC Stanley E. (45ID)

Headquarters, 45th Infantry Division
General Orders No. 464 - 21 September 1952

Private First Class Stanley E. Rubenstein, Infantry, United States Army, Company I, 179th Infantry Regiment, 45th Infantry Division, is cited for heroism in action against an armed enemy near Karayon-ni, Korea.  Late at night on 15 June 1952, an enemy force of reinforced regimental size, supported by heavy mortar and artillery fire, attacked United Nations' position on Hill 191.  Because of the flying dirt and debris caused by the exploding enemy shells, many of the friendly weapons were malfunctioning, and fire power in Private Rubenstein's sector was limited.  Suddenly, he spotted an enemy burp gun lying a short distance from his position and, although aware of the danger in leaving his position of safety, he leaped from the entrenchment, ran into the raging enemy fire, and retrieved the weapon.  He then began to fire into the surging enemy ranks, and his accurate, withering blasts soon discouraged the foe and forced them into withdrawal. The outstanding courage of Private Rubenstein not only saved many lives but was a large factor in repulsing the enemy attack, and his heroism reflects high credit on himself and the military service.  Entered the Federal service from Texas.

Ruberte, CPL Santos (65th Inf., 3ID)

Rubins, John D. (USN)

Rubio, SGT 1C Benjamin (2ID)

Headquarters, 2nd Infantry Division
General Orders No. 87 - 5 November 1950

Sergeant First Class Benjamin Rubio, RA20912231, Infantry, United States Army, a member of Company B, 23d Infantry Regiment, 2d Infantry Division, distinguished himself by heroic achievement on 31 August 1950 in the vicinity of Changnyong, Korea.  The enemy had overrun the positions of his company and it became necessary to withdraw as many men as possible to a battalion assembly point.  Sergeant Rubio reorganized a squad and directed its withdrawal under heavy enemy fire leading it through an uncharted mine field.  When his squad was pinned down by the enemy located on a hill, he directed an encircling attack on the enemy's rear which failed because of the superior fire power directed against him, and forced him to continue his withdrawal.  As the squad approached friendly lines it was fired upon by our tanks.  Without hesitation, and indifferent to his personal safety, he walked directly into the fire in order to be recognized.  His leadership was an inspiration to his men and was the determining factor in bringing an entire squad to safety.  The heroism displayed by Sergeant Rubio on this occasion reflects great credit upon himself and the military service.  Entered the military service from Washington.

Ruby, SGT Ned C. (3rd ID)

Rucker, SGT James D. (25ID) (1st Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster)

Headquarters, 25th Infantry Division
General Orders No. 232 - 18 October 1950

Sergeant James D. Rucker, RA35481612, Infantry, Company F, 35th Infantry, United States Army.  As first cook and mess steward of his company from 20 July to 25 August 1950, Sergeant Rucker rendered outstanding service during the early critical phase of the Korean conflict.  Although handicapped by the loss of the majority of his equipment due to enemy action, Sergeant Rucker worked long hours to prepare hot meals and deliver them to the troops on the line, usually by pack board over rough and hazardous terrain subjected to enemy fire.  Sergeant Rucker's untiring devotion to duty, resourcefulness and courage reflect great credit upon himself and the United States Army.  Entered the military service from Kentucky.

Ruddy, CAPT Kenneth E. (25ID) (1st Citation)

Headquarters, 25th Infantry Division
General Orders No. 193 - 26 September 1950

Captain Kenneth E. Ruddy, 057239, Infantry, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 27th Infantry, United States Army. On 21 August 1950 in the vicinity of Sinji, Korea when the gestures of a group of enemy 2000 yards forward of the frontlines indicated a desire to surrender, Captain Ruddy volunteered to lead a mounted patrol into the area where the group was located. The group dispersed as the patrol approached and the latter were brought under intense fire from hostile small arms and 20mm cannon fire. Ordering the men to dismount, Captain Ruddy organized defensive positions and directed fire on the enemy until supporting fire could be placed on the hostile positions, then led the patrol to safety. Captain Ruddy's aggressive leadership and courageous devotion to duty reflect the highest credit on himself and his unit. Entered the military service from Missouri.

Ruddy, CAPT Kenneth E. (25ID, Hq & Hq Co., 1st Bn, 27th Rgt.) (2nd Oak Leaf Cluster)

Ruschmeyer, CAPT Gerald (2ID)

Headquarters, 2nd Infantry Division
General Orders No. 140 - 9 June 1951

The Bronze Star Medal with V Device is awarded to Captain Gerald F. Ruschmeyer, 062229, Artillery, United States Army, Commanding Officer of Battery B, l7th Field Artillery Battalion, who distinguished himself by heroic achievement on 30 November 1950 in the vicinity of Kunu-ri, Korea. The enemy forces were well dug in on high ground along the road on which the 2d Infantry Division and its attached elements were ordered to withdraw. Captain Ruschmeyer was at the head of his battery when the column was halted by an enemy roadblock. He proceeded along the length of the column under intense enemy fire to encourage his men and to direct fire against an enemy machine gun and mortar position. His coolness under fire was an inspiration to those who observed him. The courage and inspiring leadership displayed by Captain Ruschmeyer reflect great credit upon himself and the military service. Entered the military service from Iowa.

Russell, SFC Robert (Co. A, 35th Inf. Rgt., 25ID (1st Oak Leaf Cluster)

Russell, SFC Robert F. (25ID, Co. A, 35th Rgt.) (2nd Oak Leaf Cluster)

Russo, 1LT Joseph J. (24ID, 55th Eng. Treadway Bridge Co.)

Rutherford, SGT Charles F. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Ryan, PFC John E. (65th Inf., 3rd ID)

Ryan, SFC John J. (Heavy Tank Co., 3ID)

Ryhak, Samuel J. (25th ID)

General Orders No. 95 - 1 February 1951
25th Infantry

The Bronze Star with V device is awarded to Corporal Samuel J. Ryhak, RA37796615, Infantry, Company I, 35th Regiment, 25th Infantry Division, United States Army. West of Chungam-ni, Korea, on 23 September 1950, a company adjacent to Corporal Rybak’s unit was assaulting hostile emplacements. When their advance was halted by the entrenched foe, he voluntarily left his station, secured a vantage point and delivered a stream of devastating machine gun fire on the enemy area. Although drawing intense small arms and automatic weapons fire upon himself, he remained in his exposed position, continued his effective fire and enable the attack to continue, driving the enemy to flight. Corporal Rybak’s initiative, valor and selfless devotion to duty reflect great credit on himself, his unit and the Armed Forces. Entered military service from Minnesota.

Rylance, Loren (PFC, Co. A, 65th Engineer Combat Btn, 25th ID)

 

 

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