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Raymond Harvey

  • Birth 1 Mar 1920 Nebo, Murray County, Oklahoma, USA
  • Death 18 Nov 1996 Scottsdale, Maricopa County, Arizona, USA
  • Burial Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA
  • Plot Section 6, Site 8360-B-LH
  • Memorial ID 6691607

Korean War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He served in the United States Army during the Korean War as a Captain in Company C, 17th Infantry Regiment. He was awarded the CMOH for his bravery in the vicinity of Taemi-Dong, Korea, on March 9, 1951. His citation reads "When his company was pinned down by a barrage of automatic weapons fire from numerous well-entrenched emplacements, imperiling accomplishment of its mission, Capt. Harvey braved a hail of fire and exploding grenades to advance to the first enemy machine gun nest, killing its crew with grenades. Rushing to the edge of the next emplacement, he killed its crew with carbine fire. He then moved the 1st Platoon forward until it was again halted by a curtain of automatic fire from well fortified hostile positions. Disregarding the hail of fire, he personally charged and neutralized a third emplacement. Miraculously escaping death from intense crossfire, Capt. Harvey continued to lead the assault. Spotting an enemy pillbox well camouflaged by logs, he moved close enough to sweep the emplacement with carbine fire and throw grenades through the openings, annihilating its 5 occupants. Though wounded he then turned to order the company forward, and, suffering agonizing pain, he continued to direct the reduction of the remaining hostile positions, refusing evacuation until assured that the mission would be accomplished. Capt. Harvey's valorous and intrepid actions served as an inspiration to his company, reflecting the utmost glory upon himself and upholding the heroic traditions of the military service". His Medal was awarded to him on August 2, 1951. He remained in the United States Army after his Korean War service, and retired in 1962 with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel.

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  • Added: 17 Aug 2002
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