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Lieut Robert Dale Reem
Birth: Oct. 20, 1925
Lancaster
Lancaster County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Nov. 6, 1950, South Korea

Korean War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. A 1948 Graduate of the USNA, he served in the Korean War in the United States Marine Corps as a Second Lieutenant in Company H, 3rd Battalion, 7th Marines, 1st Marine Division (Rein.). He was awarded the CMOH for his bravery in the vicinity of Chinhung-ni, Korea, on November 6, 1950. His citation reads “For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty as a platoon commander in Company H, in action against enemy aggressor forces. Grimly determined to dislodge a group of heavy enemy infantry units occupying well-concealed and strongly fortified positions on commanding ground overlooking unprotected terrain. 2nd Lt. Reem moved slowly forward up the side of the ridge with his platoon in the face of a veritable hail of shattering hostile machine gun, grenade, and rifle fire. Three times repulsed by a resolute enemy force in achieving his objective, and pinned down by the continuing fury of hostile fire, he rallied and regrouped the heroic men in his depleted and disorganized platoon in preparation for a fourth attack. Issuing last-minute orders to his noncommissioned officers when an enemy grenade landed in a depression of the rocky ground in which the group was standing, 2nd Lt. Reem unhesitatingly chose to sacrifice himself and, springing upon the deadly missile, absorbed the full impact of the explosion in his body, thus protecting others from serious injury and possible death. Stouthearted and indomitable, he readily yielded his own chance of survival that his subordinate leaders might live to carry on the fight against a fanatic enemy. His superb courage, cool decisiveness, and valiant spirit of self-sacrifice in the face of certain death reflect the highest credit upon 2nd Lt. Reem and the U.S. Naval Service. He gallantly gave his life for his country”. His Medal was issued to him posthumously. (bio by: Russ) 
 
Burial:
Arlington National Cemetery
Arlington
Arlington County
Virginia, USA
Plot: Section 6, Grave 9376-B, Map Grid X/18
 
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Record added: Jun 25, 2001
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Lieut Robert Dale Reem
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- bob tarte
 Added: Nov. 6, 2016

- sjm
 Added: Nov. 6, 2016
Rest in peace, Lieutenant. Thank you for your service and sacrifice. God bless you for your gallant stand in defense of freedom.
- Sharon
 Added: Nov. 6, 2016
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