Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Army World War II Veteran Ramon G. Gutierrez.

Ramon served with Company E, 2nd Battalion, 141st Infantry Regiment, 36th Division during World War II. His unit was deployed to North Africa and later assigned to the Italy Campaign.

On Sept. 9, 1943, Ramon and his unit were one of the leading battalions to land at Salerno, Italy. As they advanced ashore, they were pinned down by intense enemy fire. Ramon rushed a machine gun nest to clear the way despite getting hit in the arm. He also participated in other battles in Italy, including Mount Rotondo, San Pietro and Monte Cassino.

For his service and gallant actions at Salerno, Ramon was awarded the Silver Star and received the Order of Patriotic War Second Degree from the Soviet Union.

Ramon passed away at the age of 70, in his hometown of Wichita Falls, Texas.

We honor his service.


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Graphic By Kierra Willis: Kierra Willis is a Graphic Communication Major at the University of Maryland University College. She currently has an AAS in Graphic Design and Visual Communications.

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Published on Mar. 11, 2017

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  1. RCA March 12, 2017 at 11:10 am

    San Pietro and Monte Cassino. I had the opportunity to see where those battles took place.There is a monument there that honors the 36th. It was very humbling for me to see, to say the least. I salute you sir.

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