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 George Henry Ramer

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George Henry Ramer

Birth
Meyersdale, Somerset County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 12 Sep 1951 (aged 24)
South Korea
Burial Lewisburg, Union County, Pennsylvania, USA
Plot Section 3D, Lot 1868, Grave 4
Memorial ID 7242719 View Source
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Korean War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He served as a Second Lieutenant in the United States Marine Corps in the 3d Platoon, Company I, 3d Battalion, 7th Marines, 1st Marine Division. He was awarded the Medal of Honor for action on September 12, 1951 in Korea. His citation reads in part "Unable to hold the position against an immediate, overwhelming hostile counterattack, he ordered his group to withdraw and singlehandedly fought the enemy to furnish cover for his men and for the evacuation of three fatally wounded marines. Severely wounded a second time, 2d Lt. Ramer refused aid when his men returned to help him and, after ordering them to seek shelter, courageously manned his post until the hostile troops overran his position and he fell mortally wounded."

Bio by: Don Morfe


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  • Originally Created by: Don Morfe
  • Added: 7 Mar 2003
  • Find a Grave Memorial 7242719
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/7242719/george-henry-ramer : accessed ), memorial page for George Henry Ramer (27 Mar 1927–12 Sep 1951), Find a Grave Memorial ID 7242719, citing Lewisburg Cemetery, Lewisburg, Union County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Find a Grave .