74th Infantry Detachment (LRP),173 Brigade
Medal of Honor, Bronze Star with oak leaf cluster, Air Medal with oak leaf cluster, Army Commendation Medal with oak leaf cluster
South Vietnam 1968
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KIA - see Roll of Honour
ROLL OF HONOUR:https://www.specialforcesroh.com/index.php?threads/rabel-laszlo.4455/
Medal of Honor : The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pride in presenting the Medal of Honor (Posthumously) to Staff Sergeant Laszlo Rabel (ASN: 17738385), United States Army, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty while serving as leader of Team Delta, 74th Infantry Detachment (LRRP), 173d Airborne Brigade, in action against enemy aggressor forces at Binh Dinh Province, Republic of Vietnam, on 13 November 1968. At 1000 hours on this date, Team Delta was in a defensive perimeter conducting reconnaissance of enemy trail networks when a member of the team detected enemy movement to the front. As Staff Sergeant Rabel and a comrade prepared to clear the area, he heard an incoming grenade as it landed in the midst of the team's perimeter. With complete disregard for his life, Staff Sergeant Rabel threw himself on the grenade and, covering it with his body, received the complete impact of the immediate explosion. Through his indomitable courage, complete disregard for his safety and profound concern for his fellow soldiers, Staff Sergeant Rabel averted the loss of life and injury to the other members of Team Delta. By his gallantry at the cost of his life in the highest traditions of the military service, Staff Sergeant Rabel has reflected great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
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