Army Col. Ralph Puckett Decorated For Leading Ferocious Counteroffensive Against Chinese Troops In Korea

In a recent Medal of Honor ceremony, President Joe Biden awarded Army Col. Ralph Puckett the prestigious medal for his time in the Korean War. The now retired Army Colonel is 94-years-old.

Hill 205

The battle at Hill 205 was the beginning of China's involvement in the Korean War. The hill was looking over the Chongchon River.

At the time of the battle 70 years ago, Puckett was a 1st Lieutenant. He led the charge to take over the hill from the Chinese.

On November 25, 1950, Puckett and the 8th Army Ranger Company charged Hill 205. They overtook the Chinese forces against insurmountable odds.

Puckett and his men did their best to defend the hill, for as long as possible, even in the early morning. Puckett called in artillery strikes to help defend their position.

When Puckett became gravely injured, he ordered his men to leave him there as they retreated. His soldiers refused and never forgot his actions.

Award Ceremony

Puckett and his family went to the ceremony that was done in the East Room in the White House. In Biden's addressed he referred to the Korean War as "The Forgotten War."

"Those men who were there under...Puckett's command never forgot his bravery," Biden said.

Also in attendance was South Korean president, Moon Jae-in. Moon Jae-in made sure to pose for a picture with Puckett, Biden and the other honorees.

“Without the sacrifice of veterans like Col. Puckett and the 8th Army Ranger Company,” Moon Jae-in said, “the freedom and democracy we enjoy today couldn’t have blossomed in Korea.”

Decorated Colonel

Puckett was incredibly honored to be presented with the award, though he is no stranger to honors. The retired colonel is a well-known Army Ranger with many medals for his years of service.

He has two Distinguished Service crosses, two Silver Stars and two Bronze Stars for his bravery in battle. Puckett retired in 1971 after he was done serving in the Vietnam War.

“It was quite a shock when I received a call from [President Joe Biden]. I never thought he’d be calling to speak to me. I was surprised by how humble, ordinary, and friendly he sounded.”

Col. Puckett

Puckett dressed in a uniform from 1949 from his commission from West Point. To him, it symbolized that "our country has survived those many years."

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14 comments on “Army Col. Ralph Puckett Decorated For Leading Ferocious Counteroffensive Against Chinese Troops In Korea”

    1. The stage is set ! The infiltrators are already here , and this time it will be on our OWN TURF !!! I agree with you 100 % !

  1. We need more courageous and dedicated men like Colonel Ralph Pucket who are sincere and honest. With his background as a West Point graduate and a fighting man, he is a very great example for all our uniformed men how to fight to win. Thank Almighty God for Colonel Puckett.

    1. Honor him by NOT letting this great country sink any farther into the cesspool that the POLLITICANS have created. Honor HIM & ALL THOSE WHO HAVE & ARE SERVING, by standing up & not letting what they fought & died for, wither & fade away.
      You can't fix something by looking at it & shaking your head. You have to jump in, get your hands dirty
      and START FIXING IT. It's up to each one of you. Do you want to die FREE & ON YOUR FEET. or ENSLAVED ON YOUR KNEES.
      As for me, I know where I STAND ( I repeat ) "STAND" ON THIS ISSUE. Either stand behind me & back me up, or shoulder too shoulder with me. There is a third choice. And that is to be placed in front of me as a shield. FREEDOM AIN'T FREE , & never will be.

  2. It's not only Col. Puckett that should be honored. Where would Col. Puckett be now if his men left him there wounded. I think his men should also be honored for not leaving him there to die. There can't be to many of them that are still living.

  3. President Biden called the Korean Conflict "The Forgotten War" There is a reason, as it was the first war in our history as a country that we were involved in a NO WIN WAR. Technically we are still at war with N. .Korea. The wars that have followed have also been NO WIN WARS. China entered the War in Korea when U..N. Forces took the fighting into N. Korea. The Chinese soldiers then proceeded to kill off all of the Medics. Their white arm bands and the fact they were unarmed attempting to retrieve injured U.N. forces from NO MAN'S Land meant nothing to them. The Geneva Convention means Nothing to them. Why would they be any different when they devised a designer virus to make it even more virulent than the original found in nature and send i world wide. Col Puckett was finally awarded the Medal of Honor --a long time in coming. His bravery and leadership is what legends are made of. I was glad to see the President of S. Korea was there to speak and join in the ceremony to Honor Col. Puckett. The S .Koreans are still to this day so grateful to America and especially the American soldiers who saved them from the Communist Chinese who would have enslaved them. Something else to be grateful for this Memorial Day that a Capitalist Free Country like S. Korea exists to this day as an example to the Communist Countries that surround them of what freedom brings to it's people.

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      """"""""GREED & POWER"""""""" WE THE PEOPLE HAVE THE RIGHTS TO CHANGE GET RID OF EXPELL THIS GOVERNMENT. THEY WERE PUT IN POWER BY US WE THE PEOPLE. AND THEY HAVE FAILED US YOU ME THEM AND EVERY CITIZEN IN THIS COUNTRY. THEY ARE SUPPOSED TO PROTECT OUR FREEDOMS &AND RIGHTS THEY HAVE FAILED. ITS TIME FOR THEM TO GO. IF YOU DONT GET UP GET OFF YOUR - - -ES AND STOP THIS YOU HAVE TO BE THE ARMY FOR YOUR COUNTRY!!!! IF YOU WANT A WIFE KIDS PARENTS TO HAVE A RESPECTABLE PLACE TO LIVE AND RAISE YOUR FAMILY . COMMUNISM YOU WON HAVE AND THING THAT IS WHAT THEY MEAN BE EVEYONE HAVING THE SAME. YOU WONT BE ABLE TO OWN A HOME PROLERTY CAR HAVE YOUR KIDS AT HOME WITH YOU WHERE THEY SHOULD BE. YOU WILL BE BEGGIMG FOR FOOD WATER CLOTHES SHELTER TOOTHPASTE BRUSH SHAMPOO YOIR SMELL PRETTIES THIS COUNTRY IS UNDER ATTACK . THIS GOVERNMENT IS NOTHING MORE THAN A BAND OF THIEVES LIERS CHEATERS AND INSTEAD OF PROTECTING OUR RIGHTS AND FREEDOMS THEY ARE TAKING THEM AWAY !!!! THEY ARE A TYRRANICAL MOB HERE TO TAKE EVERYTHING THEY CAN GET . AND THEY WILL KILL TO TAKE WHAT THEY WANT. IF WE DON'T FIGHT WE ALL LOSE. !!!!! WHAT WILL IT BE BOYS DO YOU NO WHERE YOUR SWINGERS ARE ????

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