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Robert B. Nett
Birth: Jun. 13, 1922
Death: Oct. 19, 2008

World War II Congressional Medal of Honor recipient. Known as The Father of Officer Candidate School, Nett earned the highest military decoration awarded by the United States government on Dec. 14, 1944 for his heroic actions during hand to hand fighting with Japanese soldiers at their heavily fortified stronghold near Cognon in the Philippines. Medal of Honor citation reads: "He commanded Company E in an attack against a reinforced enemy battalion which had held up the American advance for 2 days from its entrenched positions around a 3-story concrete building. With another infantry company and armored vehicles, Company E advanced against heavy machinegun and other automatic weapons fire with Lt. Nett spearheading the assault against the strongpoint. During the fierce hand-to-hand encounter which ensued, he killed 7 deeply entrenched Japanese with his rifle and bayonet and, although seriously wounded, gallantly continued to lead his men forward, refusing to relinquish his command. Again he was severely wounded, but, still unwilling to retire, pressed ahead with his troops to assure the capture of the objective. Wounded once more in the final assault, he calmly made all arrangements for the resumption of the advance, turned over his command to another officer, and then walked unaided to the rear for medical treatment. By his remarkable courage in continuing forward through sheer determination despite successive wounds, Lt. Nett provided an inspiring example for his men and was instrumental in the capture of a vital strongpoint." He was a member of both the Army Ranger Hall of Fame and the Officer Candidate School Hall of Fame and received the Spirit of Hope Award, Jan. 24, 2007. (bio by: Elizabeth Reed) 
 
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  Frances Kabler Nett (1918 - 2012)*
 
 Children:
  Robert B Nett (1954 - 2012)*
 
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Burial:
Fort Benning Post Cemetery
Fort Benning
Muscogee County
Georgia, USA
 
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Originally Created by: Elizabeth Reed
Record added: Oct 20, 2008
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