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9/22/2017 12:11:25 AM
Posted: 8/4/2005 5:21:19 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/4/2005 5:23:38 PM EDT
What conflict was this?
Link Posted: 8/4/2005 5:25:04 PM EDT
Wow.
Link Posted: 8/4/2005 5:27:22 PM EDT
Korea.

Retired after the Army refused to send him to Vietnam.

Hardcore.
Link Posted: 8/4/2005 5:27:26 PM EDT

Originally Posted By colesteele:
What conflict was this?



Korea

www.cmohs.org/recipients/photo-citations/pcit-Rosser-Ronald-E.htm

Full listing: www.cmohs.org/index.html
Link Posted: 8/4/2005 5:28:25 PM EDT
ROSSER, RONALD E.

Rank and organization: Corporal, U.S. Army, Heavy Mortar Company, 38th Infantry Regiment, 2d Infantry Division. Place and date: Vicinity of Ponggilli, Korea, 12 January 1952. Entered service at: Crooksville, Ohio. Born: 24 October 1929, Columbus, Ohio. G.O. No.: 67, 7 July 1952.
Link Posted: 8/4/2005 5:28:29 PM EDT

Originally Posted By colesteele:
What conflict was this?



Korea
Link Posted: 8/4/2005 5:29:11 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/4/2005 5:39:56 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/4/2005 6:14:47 PM EDT

Originally Posted By DVDTracker:
Damn....


Citation:
Cpl. Rosser, distinguished himself by conspicuous gallantry above and beyond the call of duty. While assaulting heavily fortified enemy hill positions, Company L, 38th Infantry Regiment, was stopped by fierce automatic-weapons, small-arms, artillery, and mortar fire. Cpl. Rosser, a forward observer was with the lead platoon of Company L, when it came under fire from 2 directions. Cpl. Rosser turned his radio over to his assistant and, disregarding the enemy fire, charged the enemy positions armed with only carbine and a grenade. At the first bunker, he silenced its occupants with a burst from his weapon. Gaining the top of the hill, he killed 2 enemy soldiers, and then went down the trench, killing 5 more as he advanced. He then hurled his grenade into a bunker and shot 2 other soldiers as they emerged. Having exhausted his ammunition, he returned through the enemy fire to obtain more ammunition and grenades and charged the hill once more. Calling on others to follow him, he assaulted 2 more enemy bunkers. Although those who attempted to join him became casualties, Cpl. Rosser once again exhausted his ammunition obtained a new supply, and returning to the hilltop a third time hurled grenades into the enemy positions. During this heroic action Cpl. Rosser single-handedly killed at least 13 of the enemy. After exhausting his ammunition he accompanied the withdrawing platoon, and though himself wounded, made several trips across open terrain still under enemy fire to help remove other men injured more seriously than himself. This outstanding soldier's courageous and selfless devotion to duty is worthy of emulation by all men. He has contributed magnificently to the high traditions of the military service.




I was watching that program on the Military channel tonight and was almost in tears listening to him tell his story. That is a hero, nothing less

May God bless him and his family

Link Posted: 8/4/2005 7:35:13 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Jarhead_22:
What a stud.

That reminds me: I went to the Tuesday evening Sunset Parade at the Iwo Jima Memorial right next to Arlington National Cemetery this week, and there was a contingent of the 1st Marine Raider Battalion there. These guys were in their seventies, WWII vets with their wives, kids and grandkids, in their Raider Battalion hats. When they were announced by the MC they got a three or four minute standing ovation. They finally stood up and waved their hats at everyone with this total 'aw shucks' attitude. It's pretty amazing what these modest grandfatherly guys accomplished.



That's awesome!!
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