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Robert Bolenius Ritchie
First Lieutenant, United States Army
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Combat Infantryman Badge

Robert Bolenius Ritchie
Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Born January 20, 1927
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
Service Number O-59398
Died of Wounds
Died April 3, 1951 in Korea

USMA Class of 1949, First Lieutenant Ritchie was a member of the Heavy Mortar Company, 5th Infantry Regimental Combat Team.

He was Wounded in Action while fighting the enemy in South Korea on March 24, 1951 and died of those wounds on April 3, 1951.

For his leadership and valor, First Lieutenant Ritchie was awarded the Bronze Star, the Purple Heart with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters, the Combat Infantryman's Badge, the Korean Service Medal, the United Nations Service Medal, the National Defense Service Medal and the Korean War Service Medal.



KOREA HERO BURIED IN ARLINGTON

Washington, November 30, 1951 - Army Lieuenant Robert B. Ritchie of Lancaster, Pennsylvania, was was fatally wounded in Korea last Spring was buried in Arlington National Cemetery today with military honors.

Lietuenant Ritchie, who was graduated from West Point in 1949, was wounded March 24 while serving with the Fifth Regimental Combat Team.  He died on April 3.



RITCHIE, ROBERT BOLENIUS
1LT USA
DATE OF BIRTH: 01/20/1927
DATE OF DEATH: 04/03/1951
BURIED AT: SECTION 3  SITE 1930-A
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
Posted: 29 July 2007
US Miitary Academy (West Point) SEAL
 
 
 

     Bronze Star Medal

Purple Heart Medal - 2 awards