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PFC Ralph Eugene Pomeroy
Birth: Mar. 26, 1930
Quinwood
Greenbrier County
West Virginia, USA
Death: Oct. 15, 1952
Kangwon-do, North Korea

Korean War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He served as a Private First Class (Machine Gunner) in the United States Army in Company E, 31st Infantry Regiment, 7th Infantry Division. He was awarded the Medal of Honor for action near Kumhwa, Korea on October 15, 1952. He was killed in action. His citation reads in part "Despite withering fire and bursting shells, he maintained his heroic stand and poured crippling fire into the ranks of the hostile force until a mortar burst severely wounded him and rendered the gun mount inoperable. Quickly removing the hot, heavy weapon, he cradled it in his arms and, moving forward with grim determination, raked the attacking forces with a hail of fire. Although wounded a second time he pursued his relentless course until his ammunition was expended to within 10 feet of the foe and then, using the machine gun as a club, he courageously closed with the enemy in in hand-to-hand combat until mortally wounded." (bio by: Don Morfe) 
 
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 Parents:
  George Emory Pomeroy (1904 - 1976)
  Garnet Fair Lilly Pomeroy (1909 - 1987)
 
 Siblings:
  Ralph Eugene Pomeroy (1930 - 1952)
  James Curtis Pomeroy (1933 - 2006)*
  Bonnie Jean Pomeroy Frink (1935 - 2009)*
  George David Pomeroy (1940 - 2014)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
At the End of the Trail Cemetery
Clintonville
Greenbrier County
West Virginia, USA
Plot: Old Section C
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Don Morfe
Record added: Feb 15, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 7188813
PFC Ralph Eugene Pomeroy
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PFC Ralph Eugene Pomeroy
Added by: Don Morfe
 
PFC Ralph Eugene Pomeroy
Added by: Don Morfe
 
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A American hero!
- J. Bruce Fox
 Added: Mar. 26, 2016
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