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Richard Edward Kraus
Birth: Nov. 24, 1925
Cook County
Illinois, USA
Death: Oct. 3, 1944
Peleliu Island
Peleliu, Palau

World War II Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He was killed in action. He served as a Private First Class in the United States Marine Corps Reserve in the 8th Amphibious Tractor Battalion, Fleet Marine Force. He was awarded the Medal of Honor for action on October 5, 1944 at Peleliu Island, Palau Islands. His citation reads in part "While returning to the rear, they observed two men approaching who appeard to be marines and immediately demanded the password. When, instad of answering, one of the two Japanese threw a hand grenade into the midst of the group, Pfc. Karaus heroically flung himself upon the grenade and , covering it with his body, absorbed the full impact of the explosion and was instantly killed." (bio by: Don Morfe) 
Fort Snelling National Cemetery
Hennepin County
Minnesota, USA
Plot: Section DS-61A
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Don Morfe
Record added: Sep 28, 2003
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Richard Edward Kraus
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Richard Edward Kraus
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Richard Edward Kraus
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