Duane E. Dewey
|Duane Edgar Dewey|
|Born||November 16, 1931|
Grand Rapids, Michigan, U.S.
|Died||October 11, 2021 (aged 89)|
St. Augustine, Florida, U.S.
|Allegiance||United States of America|
|Service/branch||United States Marine Corps|
|Years of service||1951–1952|
|Unit||2nd Battalion 5th Marines|
|Awards||Medal 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.
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- "Corporal Duane Edgar Dewey, USMCR". Who's Who in Marine Corps History. History Division, United States Marine Corps. Archived from the original on 2011-05-16. Retrieved 2007-09-02.
- "Duane E. Dewey Medal of Honor citation". Archived from the original on 2006-03-29. Retrieved 2006-04-04.