We mourn the loss of Medal of Honor Recipient and Korean War Veteran PFC. Robert E. Simanek USMC, who passed away today at the age of 92.
Simanek was serving with Company F, 2nd Battalion, 5th Marines, 1st Marine Division, when the action occurred on August 18, 1952, during the Battle of Bunker Hill. His patrol had gone well forward of friendly lines to occupy an outpost when the Marines ran into a trap. HE THREW HIMSELF ON AN ENEMY GRENADE TO SAVE HIS COMRADES, and was severely wounded in the legs.
Rest in Peace PFC Simanek, we pledge to honor your service and preserve your legacy. -Because of The Brave