RAIDERS Rozga, Walter Joseph

Rangers in World War II
By Robert W Black
Secret Days
By ASA Briggs

Craig Robertson

Administrator
Staff member
  • SURNAME
Rozga
  • FORENAME
Walter Joseph
  • UNIT
1st Raider Battalion (Company C)
  • RANK
Corporal
  • NUMBER
297533
  • AWARD
Silver Star
  • PLACE
Tulagi, Solomon Islands, 7th August 1942
  • ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
KIA - See Roll of Honour
 

ROLL OF HONOUR:

https://www.specialforcesroh.com/index.php?threads/rozga-walter-joseph.58490/

CITATION:

Silver Star : The President of the United States of America takes pride in presenting the Silver Star (Posthumously) to Corporal Walter J. Rozga (MCSN: 297533), United States Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity while serving with the First Marine Raider Battalion during the attack against enemy Japanese forces on Tulagi, Solomon Islands, on 7 August 1942. Displaying exceptional courage and initiative, Corporal Rozga advanced under heavy hostile fire and destroyed a group of the enemy who were entrenched in a well-concealed position, enabling his platoon to move forward and complete the destruction of the Japanese at that point. His great personal valor was in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service. He gallantly gave his life in the defense of his country.

WEB LINKS:

https://valor.militarytimes.com/hero/38512

FINDAGRAVE:

https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/58162807/walter-j-rozga
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