Robert E Roeder

Robert E Roeder

Birth
Summit Station, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 28 Sep 1944 (aged 27)
Italy
Burial Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA
Plot Section 12-6116
Memorial ID 8905318 · View Source
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World War II Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He was killed in action. He served as a Captain, Company Commander, in the United States Army in Company G, 350th Infantry, 88th Infantry Division. He was awarded the Medal of Honor for action on September 27-28, 1944 at Mount Battaglia, Italy. His citation in part reads "The following morning, while the company was engaged in repulsing an enemy counterattack in force, Capt. Roeder was seriously wounded and rendered unconscious by shell fragments. He was carried to the company command post, where he regained consciousness. Refusing medical treatment, he insisted on rejoining his men. Although in a weakened condition, Capt. Roeder dragged himself to the door of the command post and, picking up a rifle, braced himself in a sitting position, he began firing his weapon, shouted words of encouragement, and issued orders to his men. He personally killed two Germans before he himself was killed instantly by an exploding shell. Though Capt. Roeder's able and intrepid leadership his men held Mount Battaglia against the aggressive and fanatical enemy attempts to retake this important and strategic height."

Bio by: Don Morfe


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  • Originally Created by: Don Morfe
  • Added: 12 Jun 2004
  • Find a Grave Memorial 8905318
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Robert E Roeder (25 Jul 1917–28 Sep 1944), Find a Grave Memorial no. 8905318, citing Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .