Originally Posted by USAFChief
07-05-2012 04:48 PM
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Cpl. Ronald E. Rosser, 2d Infantry Division, US Army, was awarded the Medal Of Honor for his heroism and gallantry in battle at Ponggilli, Korea, 12 January 1952. During that action he killed 13 enemy troops while armed only with a carbine and a hand grenade.
The citation accompanying the award of his Medal Of Honor describes his heroic exploits in full.
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I have an M1 Carbine. Its an all original Inland. It has the flat bolt, high wood, flip sight, push safety, etc. It also has the name of the Marine that was carrying it on Saipan gouged into the stock. The man I bought it from said he traded a Marine comming off Saipan a .45 for it. He said the first few Marines wouldnt trade their carbines away. But about the 4th one did. He said thinking back he wished he would have traded for a nicer one. Not one with the guys name in the stock.
So anyway your sitting there reading this and wondering what this has to do with this story. Well the name on the rifle is James J Watson Jr. I thought maybe I had found the original owner of the carbine till I read the story and found out it is James C Watson. Am still searching for James J Watson Jr.