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 Louis Richard Rocco

Louis Richard Rocco

Birth
Albuquerque, Bernalillo County, New Mexico, USA
Death 31 Oct 2002 (aged 63)
San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, USA
Burial San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, USA
Plot Section AI Site 549
Memorial ID 6899352 · View Source
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Medal Of Honor Recipient from the Vietnam War. In 1970, Rocco was a Sergeant First Class (SFC) when he volunteered to accompany a medical evacuation team on an urgent mission to evacuate eight critically wounded Army of the Republic of Vietnam personnel. The helicopter he was riding in became the target of intense enemy automatic weapons fire. The aircraft was forced down, fracturing Rocco's wrist and hip and severely bruising his back.Ignoring his injuries, he extracted the survivors from the burning wreckage, sustaining burns to his own body. Despite intense enemy fire, Rocco helped administer first aid to his wounded comrades until his wounds and burns caused him to collapse and lose consciousness.


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: Erik Lander
  • Added: 1 Nov 2002
  • Find A Grave Memorial 6899352
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Louis Richard Rocco (19 Nov 1938–31 Oct 2002), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6899352, citing Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .