Amann, Richard Joseph, PFC

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Last Rank
Private 1st Class
Last Primary MOS
Last MOSGroup
Primary Unit
1950-1950, 0311, F Co, 2nd Bn, 1st Marine Regiment (2/1)
Service Years
1949 - 1950

Private 1st Class


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Home State
Rhode Island
Rhode Island
Year of Birth
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Last Address
South Orange
New Jersey

Casualty Date
Sep 21, 1950
Hostile, Died
Gun, Small Arms Fire
Korea, South
Korean War
Location of Interment
Arlington National Cemetery - Arlington, Virginia
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Section 12 Site 7470

 Official Badges 

 Unofficial Badges 

 Military Association Memberships
Korean War Fallen
  1950, Korean War Fallen

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 Ribbon Bar
Rifle Marksman (Pre 1959)USMC Basic Qualification Badge

 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1949, Boot Camp (Parris Island, SC), 5
 Unit Assignments
1st Recruit Training Bn, MCRD (Cadre) Parris Island, SC2nd Marine DivisionF Co, 2nd Bn, 1st Marine Regiment  (2/1)
  1949-1949, 0300, 1st Recruit Training Bn, MCRD (Cadre) Parris Island, SC
  1949-1949, 0300, 2nd Marine Division
  1950-1950, 0311, F Co, 2nd Bn, 1st Marine Regiment (2/1)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1950-1950 Korean War/UN Offensive (1950)/Second Battle of Seoul
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Silver Star
The President of the United States of America takes pride in presenting the Silver Star (Posthumously) to Private First Class Richard Joseph Amann (MCSN: 1101604), United States Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity while serving as an Ammunition Carrier in Company F, Second Battalion, First Marines, FIRST Marine Division (Reinforced), in action against enemy aggressor forces in Korea, on 21 September 1950. Repeatedly exposing himself to enemy fire, Private First Class Amann completed his assigned mission of carrying mortar ammunition up a small ridge to a mortar position. Remaining forward and engaging in the fire fight, he observed that a near-by rifleman was wounded and immediately picked up the wounded Marine's automatic weapon and directed effective fire on enemy targets of opportunity. When he spotted an enemy machine gun nest firing into his company's positions, he stood and fired long bursts at the hostile gun emplacement before he received a mortal wound by return hostile fire. By his courageous actions, he demolished the enemy machine gun and killed or wounded the entire crew. His fortitude, initiative and unswerving devotion to duty reflect great credit upon Private First Class Amann and the United States Naval Service. He gallantly gave his life for his country.
Action Date: September 21, 1950
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