Rees, Richard Morgan, CPT

Fallen
 
 Photo In Uniform   Service Details
39 kb
View Time Line
Last Rank
Captain
Last Service Branch
Infantry
Last Primary MOS
1542-Infantry Unit Commander
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Officer)
Primary Unit
1973-1973, 1542, US Army Pacific (USARPAC)/Joint Casualty Resolution Center (JCRC)
Service Years
1962 - 1973

Infantry


Special Forces
Captain


 Last Photo   Personal Details 

12 kb

Home State
Ohio
Ohio
Year of Birth
1941
 
This Military Service Page was created/owned by SSG Daniel Gaumer (Jarhead47) to remember Rees, Richard Morgan, CPT.

If you knew or served with this Soldier and have additional information or photos to support this Page, please leave a message for the Page Administrator(s) HERE.
 
Casualty Info
Home Town
Kent
Last Address
Kent

Casualty Date
Dec 15, 1973
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Gun, Small Arms Fire
Location
Gia Dinh (Vietnam)
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Not Specified
Wall/Plot Coordinates
01W 120

 Official Badges 

Infantry Shoulder Cord


 Unofficial Badges 




 Military Association Memberships
Vietnam Veterans Memorial
  1982, Vietnam Veterans Memorial [Verified]3 - Assoc. Page

 Photo Album   (More...


 Ribbon Bar

Combat Infantryman 1st Award
Parachutist (Basic)

 
 Unit Assignments
US Army Pacific (USARPAC)/Joint Casualty Resolution Center (JCRC)
  1973-1973, 1542, US Army Pacific (USARPAC)/Joint Casualty Resolution Center (JCRC)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1973-1973 Vietnam War/Cease-Fire Campaign (1972-73)
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Assigned to HQ, Field Team 6.
   
Comments/Citation



The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 9, 1918 (amended by act of July 25, 1963), takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Captain (Infantry) Richard Morgan Rees, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations involving conflict with an armed hostile force in the Republic of Vietnam, while serving with Field Team 6, Control Team B, Headquarters, Joint Casualty Resolution Center. Captain Rees distinguished himself by exceptionally valorous actions on 15 December 1973. His extraordinary heroism and devotion to duty, at the cost of his life, were in keeping with the highest traditions of the military service and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.


General Orders: Department of the Army, General Orders No. 24 (December 2, 1975)




The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 8, 1918 (amended by act of July 25, 1963), takes pride in presenting the Silver Star (Posthumously) to Captain (Infantry), [then First Lieutenant] Richard Morgan Rees, United States Army, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action on 11 April 1968 in the Republic of Vietnam while assigned to Detachment A-302, Company A, 5th Special Forces Group. On this date a two-company task force engaged a well-entrenched and determined enemy force at approximately 1300 hours, while the Special forces unit was performing a search and destroy mission. During the ensuing action, Captain Rees exposed himself to vicious and deadly enemy fire while extricating his seriously wounded Task Force Commander and an enlisted member of the unit. He then took command of the American force, successfully overran the enemy positions and assured the evacuation of all friendly casualties. His determined actions and outstanding bravery in the fierce combat action became an inspiration to his troops and did much to assure their victory on that date. Captain Rees' performance of duty reflected great credit upon himself and the United States Army.


General Orders: Department of the Army, General Orders No. 30 (September 18, 1972)

   
Copyright Togetherweserved.com Inc 2003-2011