Buchmann, Robert Everett, 2ndLt

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Last Rank
Second Lieutenant
Last Primary MOS
0301-Basic Infantry Officer
Last MOSGroup
Infantry
Primary Unit
1950-1951, 0302, F Co, 2nd Bn, 7th Marine Regiment (2/7)
Service Years
1950 - 1951

Second Lieutenant

 
 

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Home State
New York
New York
Year of Birth
1930
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Bellmore
Last Address
Bellmore

Casualty Date
May 29, 1951
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Gun, Small Arms Fire
Location
Korea, North
Conflict
Korean War
Location of Interment
Long Island National Cemetery - Farmingdale, New York
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Section D Site 1086

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Korean War Fallen
  1951, Korean War Fallen

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

 
 Unit Assignments
2nd Bn, 7th Marine Regiment (2/7)
  1950-1951, 0302, F Co, 2nd Bn, 7th Marine Regiment (2/7)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1951-1951 Korean War/CCF Spring Offensive (1951)
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

 
   
Comments/Citation
  Silver Star
The President of the United States of America takes pride in presenting the Silver Star (Posthumously) to Second Lieutenant Robert Everett Buchmann (MCSN: 0-51091), United States Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity as a Platoon Leader of Company F, Second Battalion, Seventh Marines, FIRST Marine Division (Reinforced), in action against enemy aggressor forces in Korea on 1 March 1951. Boldly exposing himself to direct flanking fire from an enemy machine gun, Second Lieutenant Buchmann led his men across a narrow, precipitous ridge toward a jutting peak designated as their objective and, skillfully directing the platoon up the tortuous slope, arrived at a position only thirty yards below the hostile emplacements. Although painfully wounded when the enemy opened fire with a devastating hail of grenades, he again assumed an exposed position to rally and reorganize his men, continuing up the steep incline until he gained a position just below the enemy. From this vantage point, he directed such accurate and shattering grenade fire that the hostile force was completely routed. His outstanding leadership, superb courage and unwavering devotion to duty in the face of overwhelming odds reflect the highest credit upon Second Lieutenant Buchmann and the United States Naval Service.
Action Date: 1-Mar-51

   Silver Star
The President of the United States of America takes pride in presenting a Gold Star in lieu of a Second Award of the Silver Star (Posthumously) to Second Lieutenant Robert Everett Buchmann (MCSN: 0-51091), United States Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity as a Rifle Platoon Commander of Company F, Second Battalion, Seventh Marines, FIRST Marine Division (Reinforced), in action against enemy aggressor forces in Korea on 29 May 1951. When his platoon was pinned down by devastating hostile automatic weapons and small arms fire during the attack against a strongly defended enemy hill position, Second Lieutenant Buchmann bravely charged up the hill and carried out a single-handed assault on the strong point. Felled by an enemy grenade while engaged in this action, he was preparing to rise and continue his one-man attack when he was struck by hostile fire and mortally wounded. By his courageous leadership and aggressive fighting spirit, Second Lieutenant Buchmann served to inspire the members of his platoon to heroic efforts in completely routing the entrenched enemy and upheld the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service. He gallantly gave his life for his country.
Action Date: May 29, 1951
   
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