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 (age 90)
Detroit, Michigan
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 (born April 26, 1930) is a former United States Marine. He is 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]

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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. Retrieved March 10, 2011.

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