Marine Corps Vietnam Tankers Historical Foundation©
Marine Corps Vietnam-era Tankers and Ontosmen Have Made History.
Your Historical Foundation is Making it Known.
Sgt. PRATHER, RONALD B., JR. (KIA)
The President of the United States takes pride in
presenting the Silver Star Medal (Posthumously) to Ronald B. Prather,
Jr. (2177783), Sergeant, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry
and intrepidity in action while serving with Company A, 1st Anti-Tank
Battalion, 1st Marine Division (Rein.), FMF, in connection with combat
operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam on February 7,
1968. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion
to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, Sergeant Prather upheld
the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval
Service. He gallantly gave his life for his country.
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