Roger’s Bronze Star

This excerpt is taken directly from Roger’s Bronze Star Citation (and is why I’m so proud to be his little sister):

“Upon enemy contact, and without regard for his safety, Lance Corporal Deeds maneuvered twenty meters forward under enemy fire, established a firing position, and suppressed the enemy with machinegun fire. Upon learning 2d Platoon had sustained severe casualties within the enemy’s strongpoint, he launched a recovery effort. Again, without regard for his safety, he assaulted thirty meters under fire and through the enemy’s kill zones to secure and render aid to the embattled Marines. Lance Corporal Deeds provided first aid and security for the wounded Marines before being mortally wounded. By his zealous initiative, courageous actions, and exceptional dedication to duty, Lance Corporal Deeds reflected great credit upon himself and upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service.”

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5 thoughts on “Roger’s Bronze Star

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  3. Hey! Your brother was a good friend of mine and I’ll never forget him. This citation doesn’t do him justice. He was one of the bravest, most courageous people I’ve ever known. I stayed in the USMC until 2013 and during that time I never missed an opportunity to tell another infantryman about Roger. Not just his actions on the 16th, but who he was and how awesome he was. I hope you’re doing well!

    Charlie K

    • Thanks so much for commenting on this, Charlie! I definitely believe you that the citation doesn’t do him justice. I don’t think anything could do you guys justice for everything that you did that November. Thanks so much for helping keep Roger’s memory alive – it means more than you may ever know!

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