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Richard David Dewert
Birth: Nov. 17, 1931
Death: Apr. 5, 1951

Korean War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. Dewert served as a Hospital Corpsman, United States Navy. Hospital Corpsman attached to Marine infantry company, 1st Marine Division. He was awarded his medal posthumously for service in Korea, on April 5, 1951. His citation reads-For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty while serving as a HC, in action against enemy aggressor forces. When a fire team from the point platoon of his company was pinned down by a deadly barrage of hostile automatic weapons fired and suffered many casualties, HC Dewert rushed to the assistance of 1 of the more seriously wounded and, despite a painful leg wound sustained while dragging the stricken marine to safety, steadfastly refused medical treatment for himself and immediately dashed back through the fireswept area to carry a second wounded man out of the line of fire. Undaunted by the mounting hail of devastating enemy fire, he bravely moved forward a third time and received another serious wound in the shoulder after discovering that a wounded marine had already died. Still persistent in his refusal to submit to first aid, he resolutely answered the call of a fourth stricken comrade and, while rendering medical assistance, was himself mortally wounded by a burst of enemy fire. His courageous initiative, great personal valor, and heroic spirit of self-sacrifice in the face of overwhelming odds reflect the highest credit upon HC Dewert and enhance the finest traditions of the U.S. Naval Service. He gallantly gave his life for his country. (bio by: K) 
 
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Massachusetts National Cemetery
Bourne
Barnstable County
Massachusetts, USA
 
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