Robert J. Pruden
Staff Sergeant Robert Joseph Pruden served in the Army for Company G, the 75th Infantry Regiment, and as a member of the Americal Division. Pruden was awarded the Medal of Honor posthumously on May 26, 1971 for his actions at Quang Ngai Province, Republic of Vietnam. Where on November 29, 1969 he demonstrated outstanding courage and sacrifice by leading a reconnaissance team into enemy territory on what was deemed a suicide mission. As soon after he and his men became surrounded by enemy fire and the mission became compromised. Where Pruden took it upon himself to leave his position and run straight into enemy fire where he was wounded several times and yet still managed to get his men to safety.
November 29, 1969