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Robert A. Belet

Date of birth: August 6, 1914
Place of Birth: New Jersey, Blairstown
Home of record: Blairstown New Jersey

AWARDS AND CITATIONS

Silver Star

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Awarded for actions during the World War II

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star to Technical Sergeant Robert A. Belet (MCSN: 256662), United States Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity while serving with the FIRST Marine Division during operations against enemy Japanese forces on Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands, on the night of 9 - 10 August 1942. With utter disregard for his own personal safety, Technical Sergeant Belet, in the face of persistent enemy fire, skillfully directed the repairing of a critical wire line. His efficient and courageous leadership was an inspiration to his men and aided materially in re-establishing communication over this vital circuit. His initiative, perseverance, and unswerving loyalty were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

Action Date: August 9 - 10, 1942

Service: Marine Corps

Rank: Technical Sergeant

Division: 1st Marine Division