Bergman, Robert A., HM3

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Last Rank
Petty Officer Third Class
Last Primary NEC
HM-8404-Medical Field Service Technician/FMF Combat Corpsman
Last Rating/NEC Group
Hospital Corpsman
Primary Unit
1951-1952, HM-8404, 7th Marine Regiment/3rd Bn (3/7)
Service Years
1950 - 1952
HM-Hospital Corpsman

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Home State
New York
New York
Year of Birth
1930
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Not Specified
Last Address
EGGERTSVILLE, NY

Casualty Date
Jun 22, 1952
 
Cause
Hostile, Died of Wounds
Reason
Gun, Small Arms Fire
Location
Korea, South
Conflict
Korean War
Location of Interment
Forest Lawn Cemetery - Buffalo, New York
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Not Specified

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7th Marine Regiment/3rd Bn (3/7)
  1951-1952, HM-8404, 7th Marine Regiment/3rd Bn (3/7)
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  1950-1953 Korean War
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                                                    SILVER STAR

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The President of the United States of America takes pride in presenting the Silver Star (Posthumously) to Hospitalman Robert Arnold Bergman United States Navy, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action against the enemy while serving as a Corpsman attached to Company I, 3d Battalion, 7th Marines, FIRST Marine Division (Rein.), FMF, in Korea, on 16 June 1952. When the squad to which he was attached was ambushed by the enemy, and the forward elements of the unit were pinned down within 20 yards of the assigned objective by intense hostile small-arms and grenade fire, Hospitalman Bergman unhesitatingly dashed forward through a hail of enemy fire to survey the area for casualties. Learning that medical assistance was not required at the point of the squad, he bravely raced across 150 yards of open, fire-swept terrain to reach the main body of the unit and to administer medical aid to the wounded during a heavy barrage of hostile mortar fire. Although severely wounded by enemy fire while treating a stricken Marine, he refused to be evacuated and calmly instructed another member of the squad in administering aid to the casualty. Subsequently evacuated from the area, he later succumbed to the wounds received in this action. By his outstanding courage, daring initiative and selfless efforts in behalf of his comrades, Hospitalman Bergman served to inspire all who observed him and upheld the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service. He gallantly gave his life for his country
   
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