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Re: Korea - 50 years ago this week, Jan. 24-30
An interesting piece of information. This isn't the
first time I have read something about a surviving
family member refusing to accept a posthumous Korean
War Medal of Honor from Harry Truman. Even Bill
Clinton didn't experience this humiliation. I think
both wives of the Medal of Honor winners from the
Somalia operation accepted their husband's Medal of
Honor from Clinton.
--- Brooke Rowe <email@example.com>
> Korea - 50 years ago this week, Jan. 24-30
> Jan. 29 -- Edith Rosengrant, widowed mother of Pfc.
> Dick Rosengrant,
> who won the Medal of Honor posthumously for actions
> in Korea, returns
> the medal to President Truman "as not being fit from
This story may be in error though. I have not been
able to find a citation for a Korean War MOH winner by
his name. the ABMC web site does list a KIA named
Dick Rosengrant. Here is the entry:
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Killed in Action
Died August 10, 1951 in Korea
Private First Class Rosengrant was a member of Company
B, 7th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division. He was
seriously injured in South Korea on April 8, 1951 and
returned to duty on April 19, 1951. He was Killed in
Action while fighting the enemy in North Korea on
August 10, 1951.
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