Mar 11 at 7:29 PM
Todays #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. 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.