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PFC Richard Edward Kraus

PFC Richard Edward Kraus

Birth
Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA
Death 3 Oct 1944 (aged 18)
Peleliu Island, Peleliu, Palau
Burial Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota, USA
Plot Section DS-61A
Memorial ID 7926778 · View Source
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World War II Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He was killed in action. He served as a Private First Class in the United States Marine Corps Reserve in the 8th Amphibious Tractor Battalion, Fleet Marine Force. He was awarded the Medal of Honor for action on October 5, 1944 at Peleliu Island, Palau Islands. His citation reads in part "While returning to the rear, they observed two men approaching who appeard to be marines and immediately demanded the password. When, instad of answering, one of the two Japanese threw a hand grenade into the midst of the group, Pfc. Karaus heroically flung himself upon the grenade and , covering it with his body, absorbed the full impact of the explosion and was instantly killed."

Bio by: Don Morfe


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  • Originally Created by: Don Morfe
  • Added: 28 Sep 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7926778
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for PFC Richard Edward Kraus (24 Nov 1925–3 Oct 1944), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7926778, citing Fort Snelling National Cemetery, Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .