Korean War Marine MoH recipient Duane Dewey dies, aged 89

| October 14, 2021

Corporal Duane Dewey

Devtun sends the unfortunate news that USMC Corporal Duane Dewey has passed away. Dewey was awarded the Medal of Honor for actions in Korea. While being treated for injuries from a grenade which had exploded at his feet he pulled the corpsman treating him to safety, alerted his squad, and dove on the grenade. “Doc, I got it in my hip pocket!” He told the corpsman before the grenade exploded. The explosion lifted Dewey off the ground and inflicting “gaping shrapnel wounds throughout the lower part of his body.”

Eisenhower said he had “a body of steel,” and I can’t argue that. Military.com has the full article. Dewey was the first MoH recipient to get the medal from President Eisenhower.

Category: Marines, Medal of Honor, We Remember

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  1. Roh-Dog says:

    Rest Easy, Dear Corporal.

  2. Graybeard says:

    Rest in peace, Corporal.

  3. KoB says:

    Godspeed and Fare Well Good Sir. We Salute your Courage and Service. “…that such men lived!”

  4. UpNorth says:

    Rest In Peace, Corporal Dewey.

  5. USAFRetired says:

    Guard Mount for the next time the Army and the Navy gaze on heavens scene

  6. AW1Ed says:

    Fair winds and following seas, Marine.

  7. A Proud Infidel®™️ says:

    *Slow Salute*

  8. OWB says:

    RIP, sir.

  9. Gwdusn says:

    Semper Fi. I think Ike really said he had “Balls of Steel”.

  10. Jason says:

    I spent roughly 2 days with him when he was in Alabama for a Medal of Honor event. He was very pleasant to speak with and very a humble person.

  11. Old tanker says:

    May you be in perpetual light forever and your reunion with Brothers be joyous.

  12. Dustoff says:

    Mrs. Dustoff just told me to pass this message on Marine..

    잘 쉬다

    Rest Well.

  13. ninja says:

    Rest In Peace To A TRUE Warrior.

    Thank You, Devton and Mason for sharing.