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 Carlton Robert Rouh

Carlton Robert Rouh

Birth
Lindenwold, Camden County, New Jersey, USA
Death 8 Dec 1977 (aged 58)
Camden, Camden County, New Jersey, USA
Burial Berlin, Camden County, New Jersey, USA
Plot Track 4, Section 5, Block O, Lot 6
Memorial ID 19085 · View Source
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World War II Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. Served in World War II in the United States Marine Corps Reserves a First Lieutenant in the 1st Battalion, 5th Marines, 1st Marine Division. He was awarded the CMOH for his bravery at Peleliu Island, Palau Islands Group, on September 15, 1944. His citation reads "For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty. Before permitting his men to use an enemy dugout as a position for an 81-mm. mortar observation post, 1st Lt. Rouh made a personal reconnaissance of the pillbox and, upon entering, was severely wounded by Japanese rifle fire from within. Emerging from the dugout, he was immediately assisted by 2 marines to a less exposed area but, while receiving first aid, was further endangered by an enemy grenade which was thrown into their midst. Quick to act in spite of his weakened condition, he lurched to a crouching position and thrust both men aside, placing his own body between them and the grenade and taking the full blast of the explosion himself. His exceptional spirit of loyalty and self-sacrifice in the face of almost certain death reflects the highest credit upon 1st Lt. Rouh and the U.S. Naval Service". He served as mayor of Lindenwold for 1 year in 1977.

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  • Added: 19 Dec 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 19085
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Carlton Robert Rouh (11 May 1919–8 Dec 1977), Find A Grave Memorial no. 19085, citing Berlin Cemetery, Berlin, Camden County, New Jersey, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .