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Sergeant Robert W. Carr Class of 2013

Bronze Star Medal with V Device

United States Army

Bronze Star Medal with "V" Device

For heroism not involving participation in aerial flight, in connection with military operations against a hostile force in the Republic of Vietnam: On 16 June 1968, Sergeant Carr was serving as a platoon sergeant with his company during a reconnaissance in force operation. Soon after discovering an apparently vacant enemy base camp, the lead element was subjected to hostile small arms and claymore mine fire. Sergeant Carr saw his platoon leader and radio-telephone operator seriously wounded by mine and rocket fire and, with complete disregard for his personal safety, immediately advanced through the hail of hostile rounds to assume control of the platoon. Although wounded in the hand, Sergeant Carr deployed his men into good firing positions and directed their fire for maximum effectiveness. He then moved to an exposed forward location and accurately supervised the fire of his men by marking enemy targets with bursts of fire from his weapon. When the friendly unit broke contact to employ artillery fire, Sergeant Carr remained in his open location and put forth covering fire until all of his men had reached safety. His courageous initiative and competent leadership significantly contributed to the successful outcome of the encounter. Sergeant Carr's outstanding display of aggressiveness, devotion to duty and personal bravery is in keeping with the finest traditions of the military service and reflects great credit upon himself, the 1st Infantry Division, and the United States Army.


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