Robert E. Simanek

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Robert Ernest Simanek
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Robert E. Simanek, Medal of Honor recipient
Born(1930-04-26)April 26, 1930
Detroit, Michigan, U.S.
DiedAugust 1, 2022(2022-08-01) (aged 92)
Novi, Michigan, U.S.
AllegianceUnited States United States
Service/branchUnited States Marine Corps
Years of service1951–1953
RankPrivate First Class
Unit2nd Battalion 5th Marines
Battles/warsKorean War
AwardsMedal of Honor
Purple Heart

Robert Ernest Simanek (April 26, 1930 – August 1, 2022) was a United States Marine. He was a recipient of the U.S. military's highest decoration, the Medal of Honor, for his actions in the Korean War.[1]

The Medal of Honor was presented to him by President Dwight D. Eisenhower in a White House ceremony on October 27, 1953. He was the 36th Marine to receive the medal in the Korean War.[1]

In addition to the Medal of Honor, he was also awarded the Purple Heart, the Korean Service Medal with two bronze service stars, the United Nations Service Medal, and the National Defense Service Medal.[1]

Simanek died on August 1, 2022 in Novi, Michigan at the age of 92.[2]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "PRIVATE FIRST CLASS ROBERT ERNEST SIMANEK, USMC (RETIRED)". Who's Who in Marine Corps History. United States Marine Corps History Division. Archived from the original on June 15, 2011. Retrieved March 10, 2011.
  2. Congressional Medal of Honor Society Announces Passing of Medal of Honor Recipient Robert E. Simanek at 92

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