Harvey, Raymond

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Harvey, Raymond




(1920-1996) Captain, U.S. Army, Company C, 17th Infantry Regiment. Born 1 March 1920, Ford City, PA. Lived in Arizona from 1978 until his death in 1996. Cited for action on 9 March 1951 in the Republic of Korea. When his unit was pinned down by heavy automatic weapons fire, Captain Harvey braved the hail of gunfire and grenades and advanced to the first machinegun nest, destroying it. He advanced to the next emplacement, killing its crew with carbine fire. He then neutralized a third position, followed by annihilation of even a fourth enemy pillbox. Though wounded, Captain Harvey continued to order his company forward, refusing evacuation until being assured that the mission would be accomplished.

Medal of Honor Recipient