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NameRankDate / {*}Asterisk
indicates Fatal wounds
Location of incidentHome Town: Other Information Submitter or SourceProof Received
Raasch, Carol {*}WWIISheboygan County, Wisconsin Sheboygan County Veterans Memorial 
Raasch, Clarence  {*}WWIISheboygan County, Wisconsin Sheboygan County Veterans Memorial 
Racer, Robert RussellSfcMarch, 1945 {*}At SeaUvalde, TexasOccured while abord the submarine the USS KeteSubmitted by: Albert Racer 
Radcliff, Clarence W. 1944St. Lo, FranceColumbus, OhioArmySubmitted by: Randy S. Radcliff 
Radzwich, Edward R.Capt.November, 1944Lorraine, FranceWest Hazelton, PennsylvaniaClick here for more about this recipientSubmitted by his daughter: Virginia Ferdensi 
Rains, Mike F.Sgt.March, 1991Desert StormVidor, TexasArmySubmitted by: Tammie Rains 
Rakestraw, George Wm.L/Cpl.May 29, 1968Mutter's Ridge
Dongha Mountain, Vietnam
Louisville, KentuckyMarinesSubmitted by the Recipient 
Ramaker, Ralph R., Jr. {*}WWIISheboygan County, Wisconsin Sheboygan County Veterans Memorial 
Ramey, Harry W.Pfc.February 21, 1945 {*}Luzon PhilippinesGreensboro, AlabamaArmySubmitted by: Martha Ramey 
Raml, HaroldT/SgtJune 9, 1945 Kohler, WisconsinParatroops; also awarded a silver star & Presidential Unit CitationTaken from "The Sheboygan Press" newspaper index cards 
Ramos, Secundino B.Pvt.1944PhilippinesMarathon, TexasWas also awarded a Bronze Star, served with 37th US Army Infantry Division during WIISubmitted by: Elva Ramos Diaz 
Rand, Bert TrueCoxswainApril 28, 1945 {*}USS PinkneyPrairieville, TexasClick here for more about this recipientSubmitted by: Ronald Lee Harris, Capt. USNR, Ret. 
Ransdell, CurtisSgt.November, 1966 {*}VietnamNew MexicoArmySubmitted by: Edgar Ransdell 
Rapley, Roy HarryPfc.February 18, 1944Eniwetok Atoll, Marshall IslandsSequim, WashingtonClick here for more about this recipientSubmitted by: Jeanette Rapley Sauntry 
Rassell, Lawrence J. 1943 {*} Dacada, Wisconsin Taken from "The Sheboygan Press" newspaper index cards 
Rassmussen, LelandM/Sgt.April 1, 1997 {*}Tegucigalpa, HondurasGreenfield, WisconsinAir Force 440th Airlift Wing; killed in C-130 Plane CrashNews Media Coverage 
Ratcliffe, Stephen W.Sp-5April 3, 1970Quang Nagi, VietnamEnon, OhioArmySubmitted by the recipient 
Ratliffe, James R.Sgt.August 8, 1950Chin-Dong-Ni, KoreaSmackover, ArkansasMarinesSubmitted by the Recipient 
Rawl, Joseph H.CW2December 9, 1967Tam Ky, VietnamBatesburg, South CarolinaClick here for more about this recipientSubmitted by the Recipient 
Reading, Wesley C. November 4, 1944Vossenack, GermanyTakoma Park, Maryland28th Infantry Division / Medic; Also awarded a Bronze StarSubmitted by his son: Wesley C. Reading, Jr. 
Rease, Walter W.Sgt.1952South KoreaColeman, MichiganClick here for more about this recipientSubmitted by: Tony Rease 
Reaves, Bradley, Jr.Sgt.March 22, 1968
April 15, 1968
VietnamBowden, GeorgiaArmySubmitted by the Recipient 
Reed, John Grifford1st. Lt.January 3, 1943 {*}St. Nazaire, FranceOberlin, LouisanaClick here for more about this recipientSubmitted by: Paul C. Reed 
Reeves, JodieE-6January 25, 1981Nueva, San SalvadorCharlotte, North Carolina Submitted by the Recipient 
Regan, SylvesterPfc.August 24, 1944 Sheboygan Falls, WisconsinMarine-AirTaken from "The Sheboygan Press" newspaper index cards 
Reichardt, Frank Otto October 19, 1944 Sheboygan, WisconsinCo. A, 222 Bn, I.T.B.Taken from "The Sheboygan Press" newspaper index cards 
Reichert, Leonard J.Lt.March, 1945 {*}Fatal CrashSheboygan Falls, WisconsinNavy Bombing SquadronTaken from "The Sheboygan Press" newspaper index cards 
Reid, Ned R.M/Sgt.January 4, 1945Flamierge, BelgiumSalt Lake City, UtahClick here for more about this recipientSubmitted by his Son: Kevin N. ReidYes
Reilly, Kevin P.Cpl.May 26, 1967VietnamPhoenix, ArizonaMarinesSubmitted by: Terry Reilly 
Reilly, Leo T. August, 1943 {*} Cascade, WisconsinInfantryTaken from "The Sheboygan Press" newspaper index cards 
Reinecke, Kenneth J.Sgt.January 21, 1945 {*} Plymouth, WisconsinInfantryTaken from "The Sheboygan Press" newspaper index cards 
Reinert, Wallace K. February 3, 1945{*} Sheboygan, WisconsinArmy -Armored Replacement Tr.Taken from "The Sheboygan Press" newspaper index cards 
Remshak, Frank J. January 6, 1945 {*} Sheboygan, WisconsinInfantry - ParatrooperTaken from "The Sheboygan Press" newspaper index cards 
Renzelmann, TheodorePfc.February 12, 1944 {*} Sheboygan, Wisconsin Taken from "The Sheboygan Press" newspaper index cards 
Reseburg, Donald L.Pfc.November, 1944 {*} Sheboygan, WisconsinInfantryTaken from "The Sheboygan Press" newspaper index cards 
Resto, ClementT/Sgt.October 20, 1943Duren, GermanyBronx, New YorkClick here for more about this recipientSubmitted by his nephew: Danny Nieves 
Rethlake, Sylvester F.S/Sgt.April, 1943 {*}Kazerine Pass, North AfricaHutchinson, MinnesotaArmy, 34th Division, was KIA in the battle of Kazerine Pass.Submitted by: S.B. Wheeler 
Revell, Clifford L.Pfc.June 24, 1945 Port Aransas, TXClick here for more about this recipientSubmitted by: Steve Revell 
Revell, James VincentCapt.November 19, 1944Belgium, FrancePortsmouth, VirginiaClick here for more about this recipientSubmitted by his Daughter: Genevieve Revell Partain 
Revezoulis, GeorgePfc.June 6, 1945 Sheboygan, WisconsinInfantryTaken from "The Sheboygan Press" newspaper index cards 
Reynolds, Frederick  :EnglandHamden, ConnecticutMilitary Police OfficerSubmitted by: Betty Donaldson 
Reynolds, George W.PfcMarch 8, 1951Yongpyong, KoreaHolston, Virginia Submitted by: Beverly (Reynolds) Kissler 
Rhodes, Horace Watt1st. Lt.November 11, 1944 {*}Adriatic SeaAthens, OhioArmy Air Corps, was in a downed plane near ItalySubmitted by: Betty Ayers 
Riber, William D.Sgt.August 18, 1944 {*}GermanyDecatur, IllinoisClick here for more about this recipientSubmitted by: Casimer A. Milaszewski 
Ricci, Joseph Peter (Clifford) WW IIOkinawaNew York, New YorkCompany B, 713th Tank Flame Throwers.Submitted by Kathleen Burnett 
Rice, Arthur A.Capt.April, 1970VietnamKingsport, TennesseeArmySubmitted by the Recipient 
Rice, Laughlin J.Sp-5March, 1968Iron Triangle, VietnamFrankfort, KentuckyClick here for more about this recipientSubmitted by the Recipient 
Richards, AndreaS/Sgt.June 25, 1996Dhahran, Saudia Arabia Air Force; Was wounded by a terrorist bombing at Khobar Towers  
Richardson, Charles R.Sgt.July 3, 1944NormandyBallinger, TexasArmySubmitted by: Robert Richardson 
Richardson, Merle L.T-5November 18, 1944
February 26, 1945 {*}
Matzerath, GermanyEnid, OklahomaArmy, Radio Operater, was also awarded a Bronze Star & Oak Leaf Cluster.Submitted by: Doris Creech 
Richee, Johnny G.Sgt. VietnamIndianpolis, Indiana Submitted by: Charles L. Fout 
Richmond, Glenn E.Cpl.March 11, 1945Cologne, FranceOakwood, TexasClick here for more about this recipientSubmitted by his Granddaughter-in-law: Jessica BrennerYes
Rickey, Edgar AllenCplJuly 25, 1943Cefalu, SicilyHobart, OklahomaClick here for more about this recipientSubmitted by: Joan Stiles 
Riley, Jay Morton, Jr.1st Lt.March 7, 1945 {*}Bari, ItalyLincoln, NebraskaArmy Air Corps; Shot down with crew after completing missionSubmitted by; Martha Plambeck 
Rimkus, Joseph E.AFCJune 25, 1996 {*}Dhahran, Saudia ArabiaEdwardsville, IllinoisAir Force; was killed by a terrorist bomb at the Khobar Towers  
Rinehart, Floyd RogerPfc.Aug., 1944Moritia Island, New GuineaBronson, MissouriClick here for more about this recipientSubmitted by his Son: Daniel A. Rinehart 
Ritchie, Jesse RobertS/Sgt.December 5, 1969Tien Phouc, VietnamAthens, TennesseeAir ForceSubmitted by the Recipient 
Rittenhouse, RobertPfc.1944 {*}Pacific Sector in SaiponSheboygan, WisconsinM.B., N.A.D.; MIATaken from "The Sheboygan Press" newspaper index cards 
Rivera, Costello SilvasPfc.May 29, 1943 {*}Attu Island,
Aleutian Isdlands,
Alaska
Los Angeles, CaliforniaCostello served in Company B, 32nd Infantry Regiment, 7th Infantry Division.Submitted by:Johnny Rivera 
Rivers, Arthur J.Sgt.February 3, 1945FranceBlack River, New YorkClick here for more about this recipientSubmitted by his Son: Floyd J. Rivers 
Rivers, George William, Jr.Sgt.January 5, 1944 {*}Mount Sammucro, ItalyStamford, TexasClick here for more about this recipientSubmitted by: Sarah Thornbury 
Rives, Wilbur C.Lt. Com.December, 1941Pearl HarborHenderson, TennesseeClick here for more about this recipientSubmitted by: Sally Austin 
Rizor, George HenryPfc.November 25, 1944BelgiumPatterson, OhioClick here for more about this recipientSubmitted by his Grandson: Daniel B. RizorYes
Robb, Charles W.E-3September 13, 1968Loc NinhPark Ridge, IllinoisInfantrySubmitted by the Recipient 
Roberts, David T.Cpl.May 17, 1966Phu-Bai, VietnamBellevue, NebraskaClick here for more about this recipientSubmitted by the Recipient 
Roberts, Earl ThomasPvt.April 11, 1945 {*}WWIIStandford, KentuckyClick here for more about this recipientSubmitted by: Edith Pierce 
Roberts, EugenePvt.August 30, 1944 {*}FranceWatonga, OklahomaArmySubmitted by his Niece-in-law: Drucilla Roberts 
Roberts, Eugene EarlW-OOctober 17, 1950Korean War Army.Submitted by his daughter: Cathy Pierce 
Roberts, FrankT/Sgt.November 13, 1944St. Lowe, FrancePrattsville, ArizonaUncle Frank was 35th inf. div. in a foxhole when wounded by mortar fire.Submitted by his nephew: Marvin D. Roberts 
Roberts, J. W.Sgt.June 21, 1944Rome, ItalyLambert, Mississippi509th Parachute InfantryGovernment Military PaperworkYes
Roberts, Raymond M.Seaman 1/CJuly 24, 1944 {*}Tianin Island - Marianas CampaignSan Francisco, CaliforniaNavySubmitted by: Rob Roberts 
Roberts, William Richard, Jr.Pvt.1944ArdennesHarahan, LouisanaArmySubmitted by: James R. Hunter 
Robertson, HarrySgt.January, 1944EuropeCharleston, West VirginiaArmySubmitted by his grandson: Scott Robertson 
Robertson, Lee Morris WWIIEuropeLakeview, TexasArmy MedicSubmitted by: Keith Clark 
Robinson, LesterS/Sgt.February 27, 1991IraqPinole, CaliforniaClick here for more about this recipientSubmitted by the recipient 
Robinson, Robert LewisE-5June, 1970VietnamClemson, South CarolinaArmySubmitted by the Recipient 
Robinson, Robert W.E-51965Mekong Delta area of VietnamSan Jose, CaliforniaClick here for more about this recipientSubmitted by his son: R.W. Robinson 
Roble, Joseph E.L/CplSeptember 16, 1968 {*}Quang Tri Province, VietnamLatrobe, PennsylvaniaMarinesSubmitted by: Matt Roble 
Robson, Charles RobertSgt.WWIIBastogne Click here for more about this recipient  
Rockwell, John W.Pvt.October 19, 1944 {*}Le Havre, FranceAugusta, WisconsinArmy, was killed wil deactivating mines, he left behind a loving wife and 3 year old daughter.Submitted by his granddaughter: Barbara A. Peterson 
Rockwell, Malcom H.Capt.December 17, 1944 {*}BelgiumAugusta, WisconsinClick here for more about this recipientSubmitted by his great-niece: Babara A. Peterson 
Roden, George W.Sgt.July 1, 1944Grosette, ItalyAmarillo, TexasCompany A, 81st Reconnaisance BattalionGovernment Military PaperworkYes
Roehr, Kenneth E.Lt.1944 {*}GermanyPlymouth, WisconsinAir ForceTaken from "The Sheboygan Press" newspaper index cards 
Rogers, Charles E.Maj.May 4, 1967 {*}LaosGary, IndianaAir Force, 1st Air Commando Squadron "HOBO" Stationed at Pleiku ABSubmitted by: Kimberly Rogers Hunter 
Rogers, Charles E.Sp-4March 31, 1969VietnamMinden, LouisianaArmySubmitted by the Recipient 
Rogers, Fred W.PfcOctober 3, 1944Peleliu, Palau IslandsSteubenville, OhioClick here for more about this recipientSubmitted by the Recipient 
Rogers, Harry JamesPfcFebruary 12, 1945 {*}Marianhauf, GermanyLombard, IllinoisU.S. Army, 334th Infantry, Co. ASubmitted by his son: Harry James Rogers, Jr. 
Rogerson, CharlesPfc.May 31, 1967 {*}Quang Ngai, VietnamSt. Petersburg, FloridaClick here for more about this recipientSubmitted by: John R. Rowland 
Rohde, Raymond T.Pfc.June 3, 1945 {*}OhinawaSheboygan, WisconsinArmyTaken from "The Sheboygan Press" newspaper index cards 
Roles, Delbert C.Pfc.July 29, 1944 {*}PacificOdd, West VirginiaMarinesSubmitted by his niece: Brenda Atkinson 
Rollins, RichardT/Sgt.June 25, 1996Dhahran, Saudia Arabia Air Force; Was wounded by a terrorist bombing at Khobar Towers  
Romaine, NickCapt1967VietnamWichita, KansasClick here for more about this recipientSubmitted by the Recipient 
Romero, Joseph V.Pvt.November 1, 1944Leyte, Philippine IslandsDenver, ColoradoInfantryGovernment Military PaperworkYes
Romero, Rodolfo M.Sp-4May 29, 1970Cambodia, VietnamFullerton, CaliforniaArmySubmitted by the Recipient 
Romine, Henry EddisPfc.November 16, 1944
June 18, 1945
Leyte, Philippine IslandsAnderson, ALClick here for more about this recipientSubmitted by: Gayle Romine Davis 
Rominger, Luther VonleeS/Sgt.February, 1951 {*}KoreaWichita, KansasField ArtillerySubmitted by: Vera Romminger Bluejacket 
Ronningen, Thor I.Sgt.March 5, 1945Cologne Plain, GermanyAmes, IowaArmy-InfantrySubmitted by: John R. Tabb 
Roof, Barry Nelson, Sr.Sgt.March 1, 1969VietnamWest Columbia, South CarolinaMarines, wounded on Rt. 1 Tad to Hill 10Submitted by his wife: Jeanie Elaine Roof 
Rooker, GeorgePfc.December, 1944ArdennesBarnsdall, OklahomaArmySubmitted by his Granddaughter: Teresa WheelerYes
Rosenberg, James E.L/CplJuly 12, 1965DaNang, VietnamMontgomery, NY   
Rosinski, John F.S/Sgt.May 1, 1945 {*}OkinawaSayrville, New Jersey Submitted by: Stephen Rosinski 
Roskup, Andrew PeterPfc.May 4, 1945 {*}AustriaIowa City, IowaClick here for more about this recipientSubmitted by: Edward J. Roskup 
Rosmussen, Tilford W.Sgt.November 12, 1944Leyte, Philippine IslandsMcCamey, TexasAir CorpsGovernment Military PaperworkYes
Ross, Winfred Alban   Sechlerville, WisconsinArmySubmitted by his daughter: Patricia Costantini 
Rosser, David Edwing2nd. Lt.July 27, 1944 {*}Normandy, FranceTennesseeArmy, Co E, 23d Inf., 2d Inf Div. Was killed during an Artillery barrage.Submitted by: Jeffrey L. Smith 
Rothe, Donald January 14, 1943 Sheboygan, WisconsinInfantryTaken from "The Sheboygan Press" newspaper index cards 
Rountree, William Marvin WWIIGermanyOcala, FLArmySubmitted by his grandchild: Chris Rountree 
Rouse, William C.Sp4September 3, 1967 {*}South VietnamStewartsville, OhioClick here for more about this recipientSubmitted by: Donald Kalahar 
Roush, JackPvt.June, 1944 {*}St. Lo, FranceHuntington, IndianaArmySubmitted by his cousin: John E. Roush 
Rowe, John Hannington  KoreaBurbank, CaliforniaClick here for more about this recipientSubmitted by his daughter; Carol Rowe Ratzlaff 
Rowell, Gary L.CplSeptember 17, 1969DaNang, VietnamKosciusko, MississippiMarinesSubmitted by the recipient 
Rowland, John R.MajorJune 21, 1970CambodiaBerrien Springs, MichiganClick here for more about this recipientSubmitted by the Recipient 
Roxby, Ronald ArthurCpl1969VietnamMerritt Island, FloridaMarinesSubmitted by: Donald L. Roxby 
Rozmaryn, Stanley T.Sp-4October 11, 1969VietnamAnderson, CaliforniaClick here for more about this recipientSubmitted by the Recipient 
Rubak, Ernest J.Pfc.January, 1945
March, 1945
Bastogne
Wessel, Germany
Chicago, Illinois17th Airborne, was awarded one Purple heart with a cluster for two separate injuriesSubmitted by: Jeff Rubak 
Rude, Roger Warren, Sr.Sgt.WWIIEuropeBellefontaine, OhioArmySubmitted by: Rebecca K. Rude 
Rueda, Guadalupe G.Sgt.1967VietnamHollister, CaliforniaClick here for more about this recipientSubmitted by: Jaime G. Rueda 
Rugh, Bill January 5, 1945Lingayen GulfOregonClick here for more about this recipientSubmitted by his wife: Jeanne 
Rulli, ArthurPvt.December, 1944BelgiumGreensburg, PennsylvaniaArmySubmitted by his Nephew: Frank Lago 
Ruppel, Emil May 2, 1945 Sheboygan, Wisconsin Taken from "The Sheboygan Press" newspaper index cards 
Ruppert, Donald A.S/Sgt.1944GermanyReading, Pennsylvania69th Infantry Rifleman Army Bronze Star Submitted by: Donna L. (Ruppert) Fakete 
Rush, Paul EdwardSgt.WWII London, KentuckyClick here for more about this recipientSubmitted by: Don Rush 
Rushton, Leo J.Pvt.August 18, 1944 {*}Luzon, PhilippinesWilks Barre, Pennsylvania Submitted by: Leo Rushton 
Russell, Joseph Eugene1st. Lt.WWIIFogia, ItalyCenterville, TennesseArmy Air Corps, was injured in flying a mission from North Africa over Fogia, ItalySubmitted by his daughter: Jodi Horton 
Russell, Ronald PatrickSP4March 4, 1969 {*}Kontum, Republic of VietnamEl Cajon, CaliforniaClick here for more about this recipient
Click here To view a website created honoring his memory.
Submitted by: Charles L. "Chuck" Taylor, Jr. 
Russell, William L. Capt.1944WWIICecil, ArkansasClick here for more about this recipientSubmitted by: Bill Russell 
Russo, Augustine D.Sgt. E-5October 4, 1966 {*}Chu Chi, VietnamNew Castle, Pennsylvania Submitted by: Peter Russo 
Rustin, Earl RobertSgt.1945Iwo JimaMoorhead, Iowa5th Marine Division which raised the flag at Iwo JimaSubmitted by: Steve Leisinger 
Ryan, Thomas JosephSgt.September 3, 1950Yongsan, KoreaDeer River, MinnesotaClick here for more about this recipientSubmitted by the Recipient 
NameRankDate / {*}Asterisk
indicates Fatal wounds
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