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Reginald B. Desiderio

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Reginald Benjamin Desiderio (September 12, 1918 – November 27, 1950) was a soldier in the United States Army during the Korean War. He posthumously received the Medal of Honor for his actions on November 27, 1950 during the Battle of the Ch'ongch'on River. Desiderio joined the Army from Gilroy, California in March 1941. He is buried in San Francisco National Cemetery San Francisco, California. Honors The United States Army Reserve Center on Westminster Drive in Pasadena, California is named in his honor. The airfield at USAG Humphreys (ICAO: RKSG) in Pyongtaek, South Korea, is named in his honor. There is a memorial park dedicated to him in his hometown of Clairton, Pennsylvania containing a WW1 artillery piece and a 1950s missile. There is also a street named in his honor nearby. Medal of Honor citation Rank and organization: Captain, U.S. Army, commanding officer, Company E, 27th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division Place and date: Near Ipsok, Korea, Nov
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