Featured guest Ronald E. Rosser, a Korean War veteran, will address the World War II Heritage Group of the Mahoning Valley March 17 at Ala Carte Catering. Rosser is one of 78 surviving Medal of Honor winners, which he earned during the police action in Korea.
After completing 10th grade at the age of 17, Ronald Rosser left high school to join the army. Trained to be a paratrooper, he was to see his first combat action in Korea. Assigned to Company L of the 38th Infantry Regiment, he earned his Medal of Honor by braving weapon fire in assaulting a hilltop objective and being wounded three times during those attacks. Rosser rescued several wounded men under constant fire.
President Truman presented Cpl. Ronald Rosser with the nation’s greatest honor. Rosser has met every President personally since that day forward. He finally retired from the service in 1968 as a Master Sergeant. Realizing his lack of education left him in the lower ranks, Rosser finished high school and earned a college degree. He dedicates himself to meeting with grade school children and encouraging them to complete their education. He details his own example of a lack of a formal education in holding him back while in the ranks of the army.
Rosser is a native of Columbus and resides in Roseville.
The meeting will be preceded by a buffet dinner at 6:30 p.m. Reservations are available by contacting David Frank, group president, at 330-533-6737.