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RONALD THOMAS BLEACHER


is honored on Panel 42W, Line 38 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • I'm proud of our Vietnam Veterans

    Posted on 3/10/18 - by Dennis Wriston
    Corporal Ronald Thomas Bleacher, Served with Company H, 2nd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, Third Marine Amphibious Force.
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  • THANKS

    Posted on 4/7/17 - by Lucy Conte Micik bennysgift@gmail.com
    DEAR CORPORAL BLEACHER,
    THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE AS A RIFLEMAN. SEMPER FI. IT HAS BEEN FAR TOO LONG FOR ALL OF YOU TO HAVE BEEN GONE. WE APPRECIATE ALL YOU HAVE DONE, AND YOUR SACRIFICE. WATCH OVER THE U.S.A., IT STILL NEEDS YOUR COURAGE.. GOD BLESS YOU. MAY THE ANGELS BE AT YOUR SIDE. REST IN PEACE. MANY OF US HAVE BEGUN OUR JOURNEY TO EASTER. AND YOU ARE ALL IN OUR PRAYERS.
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  • tribute to ronald bleacher

    Posted on 11/10/15 - by Brian C Bleacher
    Thank you for your courage and bravery you gave your life for your country and your familys freedom .I am proud to have the same blood line as you .If more people from are city had the pride and morals it would be a better place so msny years later. R I P RONALD BLEACHER US MARINE CORE
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  • Silver Star Citation (full)

    Posted on 9/29/14 - by A Marine Corporal, Vietnam
    Ronald Thomas Bleacher
    Date of death: September 29, 1968
    Place of Birth: Delaware, Wilmington, New Castle
    Home of record: Marshallton Delaware
    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 Corporal Ronald Thomas Bleacher (MCSN: 2283664), United States Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving as a Squad Leader with Company H, Second Battalion, Fifth Marines, FIRST Marine Division (Rein.), FMF, in connection with combat operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam. On 29 September 1968, Corporal Bleacher's platoon was operating near Cu Ban village in Quang Nam Province when the Marines came under intense small arms and automatic weapons fire from a large North Vietnamese Army force occupying positions on three sides of the friendly unit. In the initial moments of the fire fight the lead squad sustained several casualties and was pinned down in an area dangerously exposed to the enemy fire. Disregarding his own safety, Corporal Bleacher unhesitatingly led his squad to the point of heaviest contact and provided covering grenade launcher fire as his men began to evacuate the casualties. When the determined enemy intensified the attack in an attempt to halt the evacuation, Corporal Bleacher boldly launched a single-handed counterattack across the fire-swept terrain. As he fearlessly maneuvered against the advancing enemy, Corporal Bleacher was mortally wounded. His heroic actions inspired all who observed him and enabled his platoon to recover all of its casualties while accounting for thirteen North Vietnamese soldiers killed. By his exceptional courage, indomitable fighting spirit and selfless devotion to duty, Corporal Bleacher upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and of the United States Naval Service. He gallantly gave his life for his country.
    Action Date: September 29, 1968

    Service: Marine Corps

    Rank: Corporal

    Company: Company H

    Battalion: 2d Battalion

    Regiment: 5th Marines

    Division: 1st Marine Division (Rein.), FMF
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  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 9/21/13 - by Curt Carter
    Dear CPL Ronald Thomas Bleacher, sir

    As an American, I would like to thank you for your service and for your sacrifice made on behalf of our wonderful country. The youth of today could gain much by learning of heroes such as yourself, men and women whose courage and heart can never be questioned.

    May God allow you to read this, and may He allow me to someday shake your hand when I get to Heaven to personally thank you. May he also allow my father to find you and shake your hand now to say thank you; for America, and for those who love you.

    With respect, and the best salute a civilian can muster for you, Sir

    Curt Carter
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