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Richard David Dewert

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Medal Of Honor, Korea

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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, Navy Corpsman Richard Dewert rushed to the assistance of one of the more seriously wounded men and, despite a painful leg wound sustained while dragging the stricken marine to safety, steadfastly refused medical treatment for himself. He then 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.

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