Duane E. Dewey

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Duane Edgar Dewey
Dewey DE.jpg  A light blue neck ribbon with a gold star shaped medallion hanging from it. The ribbon is similar in shape to a bowtie with 13 white stars in the center of the ribbon.
Medal of Honor recipient
Born(1931-11-16)November 16, 1931
Grand Rapids, Michigan, U.S.
DiedOctober 11, 2021(2021-10-11) (aged 89)
St. Augustine, Florida, U.S.
AllegianceUnited States of America
Service/branchUnited States Marine Corps
Years of service1951–1952
Unit2nd Battalion 5th Marines
Battles/warsKorean War
AwardsMedal of Honor (1952)
Purple Heart Medal
Combat Action Ribbon
Presidential Unit Citation

Duane Edgar Dewey (November 16, 1931 – October 11, 2021) was an American combat Marine. He received the U.S. military's highest decoration for valor, the Medal of Honor, for his actions on April 16, 1952 during the Korean War. Although wounded by an enemy grenade, he fell on another exploding grenade with his own body to save the life of a corpsman and the other Marines around him.[1]

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  1. "Medal of Honor: Duane E. Dewey". NBC Nightly News. June 22, 2007. {{cite news}}: |access-date= requires |url= (help)

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