Graphic Novel Brings to Life the Story of a Korean War Hero


On Could 21, 2021, President Joe Biden offered 1st Lt. Ralph Puckett with the Medal of Honor for valorous motion within the Korean Struggle on November 25, 1950. However his story takes on new life within the type of a graphic novel.

The most recent challenge of “Medal of Honor,” an illustrated collection produced by the Affiliation of the U.S. Military, portrays his mission within the Battle of the Ch’ongch’on River, a part of Gen. Douglas MacArthur’s “Dwelling-by-Christmas Offensive” that left the Military Ranger fragged.

Puckett risked his life serving as Commander, Eighth Military Ranger Firm, Job Pressure Dolvin. In an assault on Hill 205, the enemy directed mortar, Puckett “mounted the closest tank exposing himself to the lethal enemy hearth,” the Military wrote in a information story.

The specter of enemy hearth pinned down a platoon, so Puckett made the choice to expire from the tank and draw enemy hearth so his Rangers may take out machine weapons and take Hill 205. Regardless of being injured by a grenade fragment, he refused to be evacuated.

He “deliberately uncovered himself three extra occasions to an enemy sniper earlier than the sniper was killed,” his quotation reads.

“Unable to acquire artillery assist to repel the sixth enemy assault, 1st Lt. Puckett and his command have been overrun by the enemy. Two mortar rounds detonated in 1st Lt. Puckett’s foxhole inflicting extreme wounds to his toes, buttocks, and left arm.”

Puckett was initially offered with the Distinguished Service Cross earlier than being upgraded to the Medal of Honor.

“The Affiliation of the US Military celebrates their valor with the Medal of Honor graphic novel collection,” in response to a launch from AUSA.

“These full-color digital books are created by a proficient workforce of execs drawn from the world of comedian e book trade, and the small print are vetted by skilled historians. Every eight-page challenge profiles a real American hero, bringing to life the daring deeds that distinguished themselves by gallantry in motion ‘above and past the decision of obligation.’”

In October 2018, AUSA launched its first version of “Medal of Honor: Alvin York.”

“Thus far, a dozen points have been printed, commemorating such heroes as Audie Murphy, Mary Walker, Daniel Inouye, Henry Johnson, and Roy Benavidez,” the discharge added.

To learn “Medal of Honor: Ralph Puckett,” you may go to www.ausa.org/puckett.


Initially printed on Army Instances, our sister publication.

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