The Great Adventure

Season 1 Episode 15

Rodger Young

Aired Weekdays 4:00 PM Jan 24, 1964 on CBS
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Rodger Young
This episode tells us a story about a brave man... Rodger W. Young...was born in 1918 in Tiffin, Ohio. He joined the Army in January 1938 during World War II, and served in the South Pacific. On July 31, 1943, a hidden Japanese machine gun nest pinned down Rodger and his squad on the island of New Guinea. Rodger, determined to destroy the nest, and threw grenades. He was killed, but his actions allowed his squad to escape, and the Japanese suffered several casualties. For this action Rodger Young was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor.moreless

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