FORCE RECON Backovich, Robert G.

John Robertson

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Staff member
  • SURNAME
Backovich
  • FORENAME
Robert G.
  • UNIT
1 Recon Company (H&S Bn,1 Provisional Marine Brigade)
  • RANK
Private First Class
  • NUMBER
1091435
  • AWARD
Silver Star
  • PLACE
Korea 1950
  • ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
from Oakland,California
born Oakland,California
 

CITATION:

Silver Star : The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star to Private First Class Robert G. Backovich (MCSN: 1091435), United States Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity while serving as a Rifleman of Reconnaissance Company, Headquarters and Service Battalion, First Provisional Marine Brigade, Fleet Marine Force, Pacific, in action against enemy aggressor forces in Korea on 10 August 1950. When the enemy was discovered in an attempt to ambush the battalion to which he was attached, Private First Class Backovich bravely moved forward through intense hostile fire, killing one of the enemy by an accurate stroke with the butt of his rifle. Aggressively firing a captured automatic weapon, he fearlessly continued in the attack and succeeded in killing three more of the enemy. By his marked courage, initiative and aggressive fighting spirit, Private First Class Backovich contributed immeasurably to the destruction of the hostile forces and served to inspire all who observed him, thereby upholding the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

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