Ralph Pucket is a Korean War veteran who always put others before himself. His bravery and selfless service earned him the Medal of Honor more than 70 years after he served.
In 1950, Lt. Pucket was young and lacked combat training but did not hesitate when called to risk his life in battle. The story goes that he volunteered for a dangerous mission without knowing what it involved.
This is what he was like and what he was known for, stepping up without question and leading by example. His leadership put him in command of 51 Army Rangers facing fierce combat.
During an enemy invasion, Ralph was seriously wounded. Putting others before himself, he ordered his men to leave him behind. It was this sort of selfless courage that earned him the Medal of Honor. Take a look at the video below for more about this great man and his story.
Ralph Pucket is just one example of the courage of the greatest generation. Those who gave so much during WW II and the Korean War deserve our eternal respect and gratitude. That is why we think it is so important for Congress to pass a bill we call The Greatest Generation Benefits Act. Learn more about this important legislation here.