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Korean War Medal of Honor hero dies at 90

(From the left) Medal of Honor recipients former U.S. Army Spc. 5 James McCloughan, former U.S. Army Cpl. Ronald Rosser, and retired U.S. Army Lt. Col. Charles Kettles participate in an Army Full Honors Wreath-Laying Ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia. (U.S. Army photo by Elizabeth Fraser / Arlington National Cemetery / released)

A war hero and longtime Roseville, Ohio resident made his way home in an honorable fashion Friday afternoon to be laid to rest after dying at the age of 90 on Wednesday.

Ronald Rosser was awarded the Medal of Honor by President Harry Truman in 1952 for his action in the Korean War as a member of the 38th Infantry Regiment of the U.S. Army. Rosser is recorded to have subdued 13 enemy soldiers while under heavy fire from a Chinese machine gun.

Here’s a U.S. Army video commemorating his Medal of Honor actions:

The National Medal of Honor Museum tweeted, “We are saddened to learn that #MedalofHonor recipient Ronald E. Rosser has passed away. He represented the best of our country, serving in the Army and then working as a teacher and in law enforcement. Please join us in keeping his family in our thoughts.

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Rosser was honored once again when the plane carrying his body from Tennessee arrived at John Glenn Columbus International Airport around 2:30 p.m.

The body of Medal of Honor winner and Columbus native Ronald Rosser is taken from an airplane on Friday, Aug. 28, at John Glenn Columbus International Airport. (Fred Squillante/Dispatch/TNS)

A law enforcement escort led by the Ohio State Highway Patrol and assisted by the Columbus Police Department and Franklin County Sheriff’s Office began around 3 p.m. with members of local law enforcement and other agencies present to show their respect.

The body of Medal of Honor winner and Columbus native Ronald Rosser is taken from an airplane on Friday, Aug. 28, at John Glenn Columbus International Airport. (Fred Squillante/Dispatch/TNS)

According to the Ohio State Highway Patrol, the procession traveled I-70 to Zanesville, where the Zanesville Police Department and Perry County sheriff’s office led Rosser to Goebel Funeral Home in Crooksville.

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©2020 The Columbus Dispatch (Columbus, Ohio)

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