Robert Schneider   1st Marine "Devils Brigade"

Grandson Ron Seeks Purple Heart for his Grandfather

Navy Cross Recipient
My grandfather was one of the three to get The Navy Cross for extraordinary heroism the night of September 13th -14th 1942 during the Battle of Bloody Ridge on Guadalcanal.  In face of withering enemy machine gun & mortar fire, Pvt. Robert Schneider without orders, took charge of and himself assisted in carrying machine gun & mortar ammunition along Lunga Ridge to the spots where these weapons were in action. He was wounded by shrapnel in the Solomons. I am trying to get his Purple Heart awarded to him, he has since died.

Seeking Purple Heart
We are trying to get his medical records from the government, but there is alot of red tape. We are trying to find the field hospital where he was taken to, or find a record of his injury.

  We have a news paper article, but the government needs more to give the Purple Heart.  Anyone with information on his battalion, the 1st.Marine Battalion "Devils Brigade", please contact me.

Ron Schneider
email rks4vols@bellsouth.net

 

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