Captain Richard M. Rees
Captain Richard Morgan Rees was commissioned an Infantry Officer upon graduation from Infantry Officer Candidate School Class 9-67, 8 Feb 1967 as a Distinguished Graduate. At the time he was Killed in Action, Captain Rees was serving with Field Team 6, Control Team B, Headquarters, Joint Casualty Resolution Center. CPT Rees was posthumously awarded the Distinguished Service Cross.
CITATION: For extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations involving conflict with an armed hostile force in the Republic of Vietnam, while serving with Field Team 6, Control Team B, Headquarters, Joint Casualty Resolution Center, Captain Rees distinguished himself by exceptionally valorous actions on 15 December 1973. His extraordinary heroism and devotion to duty, at the cost of his life, were in keeping with the highest traditions of the military service and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
His military awards and decorations include: Distinguished Service Cross, Silver Star, Purple Heart, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Ribbon, and the Combat Infantryman Badge.