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HARRY LEONARD KAUS JR


is honored on Panel 2E, Line 58 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • Childhood Memory

    Posted on 3/30/18 - by Mark Grice SR. markgrice@windstream.net
    Midget League Football Jamestown NY. Remember Harry well from the late 1950s to early 1960s
  • I'm proud of our Vietnam Veterans

    Posted on 11/29/17 - by Dennis Wriston
    Private First Class Harry Leonard Kaus Jr., Served with Company H, 2nd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, Third Marine Amphibious Force.
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  • Silver Star Citation

    Posted on 8/18/17 - by A US Marine, Vietnam
    Harry L. Kaus , Jr.
    Date of birth: 29-Nov-46
    Date of death: Killed in Action
    Place of Birth: New York, Dunkirk
    Home of record: Dunkirk New York
    Status: KIA

    AWARDS AND CITATIONS

    Silver Star
    Awarded for actions during the Vietnam War

    The President of the United States of America takes pride in presenting the Silver Star (Posthumously) to Private First Class Harry L. Kaus, Jr. (MCSN: 2077042), United States Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with Company H, Second Battalion, Fourth Marines, THIRD Marine Division (Rein.), FMF, during Operation STARLITE near Chu Lai, Republic of Vietnam, on 18 August 1965. While engaged in an attack against well-entrenched insurgent communist (Viet Cong) forces, Private First Class Kaus' platoon came under such intense and accurate enemy small arms, recoilless rifle and rocket fire that movement in any direction without serious casualties was impossible. Quickly recognizing the gravity of the situation, he and a fellow Marine, acting without command, rushed from their protected positions and fearlessly assaulted the enemy. Completely disregarding the danger, Private First Class Kaus continued in his attack, destroying the crew of a rocket launcher and several of the enemy in the area before he fell to the ground mortally wounded. By his courageous actions and loyal devotion to duty Private First Class Kaus inspired his platoon to destroy the remaining enemy, reflected great credit upon the Marine Corps and upheld the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service. He gallantly gave his life for his country.

    Action Date: 18-Aug-65

    Service: Marine Corps

    Rank: Private First Class

    Company: Company H

    Battalion: 2d Battalion

    Regiment: 4th Marines

    Division: 3d Marine Division (Rein.), FMF
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  • to the family of pfc harry kaus

    Posted on 8/13/15 - by albin albinfredrickson@gmail.com
    sorry 4 your loss. a true american hero !!!!!!!
  • Harry L.Kaus Jr.

    Posted on 12/19/14
    RIP My Dear Brother
    Merry Christmas
    Love Your Sister
    Debra
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