RAIDERS Mulford, Robert Lee

Craig Robertson

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Staff member
  • SURNAME
Mulford
  • FORENAME
Robert Lee
  • UNIT
1st Raider Battalion (Company A)
  • RANK
Corporal
  • NUMBER
290745
  • DATE OF DEATH
10th July 1943
  • AGE
24
  • GRAVESITE
Long Island National Cemetery, East Farmingdale, New York, USA. Plot J, 14061
  • ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
resided Dyess, Arkansas
born 14.08.1918, Norfolk, Nebraska
Next of kin - Wife Mrs. Robert L. Mulford, 917 18th Street, North West, DC
KIA New Georgia, Solomon Islands
 

DATE OF DEATH:

10-Jul-1943

AWARD:

https://www.specialforcesroh.com/index.php?threads/mulford-robert-lee.58446/

CITATION:

Silver Star : The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress July 9, 1918, takes pride in presenting the Silver Star (Army Award) (Posthumously) to Corporal Robert L. Mulford (MCSN: 290745), United States Marine Corps, for gallantry in action at New Georgia, Solomon Islands, on 10 July 1943. When his platoon was pinned down by enemy fire Corporal Mulford retrieved a Browning Automatic Rifle from a casualty and led his squad forward in an assault on hostile positions. During the action he personally destroyed an enemy light machine gun and its entire crew. In doing so Corporal Mulford sacrificed his life.

WEB LINKS:

https://valor.militarytimes.com/hero/37885

FINDAGRAVE:

https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/82619265/robert-lee-mulford
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