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Medal of Honor recipient dies at 79

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posted on Mar, 22 2012 @ 11:55 PM
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It is always a sad day when we lose another true hero. A Navy Corpsmans jog is a selfless act in it's self. This man went above and beyond the call of duty for Marines. I can proudly say that he may be gone but he nor his selfless act will ever be forgotten. Semper Fi.

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Retired Master Chief Hospital Corpsman William Charette, who received a Medal of Honor for throwing his body on top of a patient during a grenade attack during the Korean War, has died.



It was March 27, 1953, during the Chinese attack on Marine outpost Vegas when Charette threw himself over his patient during a grenade attack, absorbing the blast with his own body. In separate instances, Charette removed his battle vest to put on a patient, tore parts of his uniform to dress battle wounds and stood up in a trench, braving gunfire, to attend to a patient.






posted on Mar, 23 2012 @ 12:04 AM
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Thanks for posting this.


Salute!



posted on Mar, 23 2012 @ 12:06 AM
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Another hero has passed... 'salute'



posted on Mar, 23 2012 @ 12:19 AM
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reply to post by usmc0311
 


As a former Marine/Army Soldier via LATMOV. His honor & bravery shall never be diminished.

Semper Fi



posted on Mar, 23 2012 @ 12:19 AM
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May he rest in peace, a true hero.



posted on Mar, 23 2012 @ 12:29 AM
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My prayers and condolences go out to his friends and family. RIP



posted on Mar, 23 2012 @ 01:35 AM
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As a man from a military family, I salute.
R.I.P.
You're an inspiration to everyone.



posted on Mar, 23 2012 @ 03:24 PM
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Being a Marine myself id like to say Semper Fi

RAH!



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