Charette, William Richard, HMCM

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Last Rank
Master Chief Petty Officer
Last Primary NEC
HM-0000-Hospital Corpsman
Last Rating/NEC Group
Hospital Corpsman
Primary Unit
1975-1977, HM-8424, Naval Hospital Orlando, FL
Service Years
1951 - 1977
HM-Hospital Corpsman
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Contact Info
Home Town
Ludington, MI
Last Address
Lakeland, Florida

Date of Passing
Mar 18, 2012
Location of Interment
Florida National Cemetery - Bushnell, Florida
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Congressional Medal Of Honor SocietyUnited States Navy Memorial
  2016, Congressional Medal Of Honor Society
  2016, United States Navy Memorial - Assoc. Page

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Korean War/Third Korean Winter (1952-53)/Outpost Battles (Vegas - Reno - Carson)
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March / 1953
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March / 1953

The Battle for Outpost Vegas was a battle during the Korean War between the armed forces of the United States and China from March 26–28, 1953, four months before the end of the Korean War. Vegas was one of three outposts called the Nevada Cities north of the Main Line of Resistance (MLR), the United Nations defensive line which stretched roughly around the latitude 38th Parallel. Vegas, and the outposts it supported, Reno and Carson, were manned by elements of the 1st Marine Division. On March 26, 1953 the Chinese army launched an attack on the Nevada Cities, including Vegas, in an attempt to better the position of China and North Korea in the Panmunjon peace talks which were occurring at the time, and to gain more territory for North Korea when its borders would be solidified. The battle raged for five days until Chinese forces halted their advance after partially obtaining their objective through capturing one outpost north of the MLR on March 28. The battle for outpost Vegas and the surrounding outposts are considered the bloodiest fighting to date in western Korea during the Korean War. It is estimated that there were over 1,000 American casualties and twice that number of Chinese during the battle of outpost Vegas. The battle is also known for the involvement of Sergeant Reckless, a horse in a USMC recoilless rifle platoon who transported ammunition and the wounded during the U.S. defense of outpost Vegas.             
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March / 1953
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March / 1953
Last Updated:
Mar 16, 2020
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  13 Also There at This Battle:
  • Blumenthal, Jerry, PO3, (1951-1955)
  • Hawkins, James, PO2, (1951-1955)
  • Johnson, Clarence, PO3, (1952-1956)
  • Rushing, Roudolph, PO2, (1950-1954)
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