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Reginald Rodney Myers
Birth: Nov. 26, 1919
Boise
Ada County
Idaho, USA
Death: Oct. 23, 2005
Jupiter
Palm Beach County
Florida, USA

Korean War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He served in the United States Marine Corps during the Korean War in the 3rd Battalion, 1st Marines, 1st Marine Division. His citation reads "For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty as executive officer of the 3d Battalion, in action against enemy aggressor forces. Assuming command of a composite unit of Army and Marine service and headquarters elements totaling approximately 250 men, during a critical stage in the vital defense of the strategically important military base at Hagaru-ri, Maj. Myers immediately initiated a determined and aggressive counterattack against a well-entrenched and cleverly concealed enemy force numbering an estimated 4,000. Severely handicapped by a lack of trained personnel and experienced leaders in his valiant efforts to regain maximum ground prior to daylight, he persisted in constantly exposing himself to intense, accurate, and sustained hostile fire in order to direct and supervise the employment of his men and to encourage and spur them on in pressing the attack. Inexorably moving forward up the steep, snow-covered slope with his depleted group in the face of apparently insurmountable odds, he concurrently directed artillery and mortar fire with superb skill and although losing 170 of his men during 14 hours of raging combat in subzero temperatures, continued to reorganize his unit and spearhead the attack which resulted in 600 enemy killed and 500 wounded. By his exceptional and valorous leadership throughout, Maj. Myers contributed directly to the success of his unit in restoring the perimeter. His resolute spirit of self-sacrifice and unfaltering devotion to duty enhance and sustain the highest traditions of the U.S. Naval Service." He received his Medal of Honor from President Truman in a joint-ceremony with Pueblo Chosin Reservoir Medal of Honor hero Carl Sitter. Sitter received his medal, in part, for his reinforcement of Major Myers on East Hill on the second day. The two men were life-long friends, and Myers gave considerable interview footage to the documentary "Beyond the Medal of Honor" which told Sitter's story. (bio by: Debbie) 
 
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 Parents:
  Herbert Greenleaf Myers (1885 - 1965)
  Grace Beck Myers (1885 - 1953)
 
 Sibling:
  Herbert Greenleaf Myers (1916 - 1935)*
  Reginald Rodney Myers (1919 - 2005)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Arlington National Cemetery
Arlington
Arlington County
Virginia, USA
Plot: Section 60, Lot 884
 
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Originally Created by: Debbie
Record added: Nov 03, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 12246257
Reginald Rodney Myers
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Sir, Thank You sir for your service, this is coming from the 5 Miller brothers who also proudly served Our Country.
- Robert David Miller
 Added: Jun. 13, 2014

- Lazer
 Added: Jan. 28, 2014

- Marty Stewart
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