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Graphic novel brings to life the story of a Korean War hero
By: Sarah Sicard - Army Times Observation Post News 05-06-22

Artist picture of: Ralph Puckett was a commander of the 8th U.S. Army Ranger Company during the Korean War. (Image via AUSA)

On May 21, 2021, President Joe Biden presented 1st Lt. Ralph Puckett with the Medal of Honor for valorous action in the Korean War on November 25, 1950. But his story takes on new life in the form of a graphic novel.

The latest issue of “Medal of Honor,” an illustrated series produced by the Association of the U.S. Army, portrays his mission in the Battle of the Ch’ongch’on River, part of Gen. Douglas MacArthur’s “Home-by-Christmas Offensive” that left the Army Ranger fragged.

Puckett risked his life serving as Commander, Eighth Army Ranger Company, Task Force Dolvin. In an attack on Hill 205, the enemy directed mortar, Puckett “mounted the closest tank exposing himself to the deadly enemy fire,” the Army wrote in a news story.

The threat of enemy fire pinned down a platoon, so Puckett made the decision to run out from the tank and draw enemy fire so his Rangers could take out machine guns and take Hill 205. Despite being injured by a grenade fragment, he refused to be evacuated.

He “intentionally exposed himself three more times to an enemy sniper before the sniper was killed,” his citation reads.

“Unable to obtain artillery support to repel the sixth enemy assault, 1st Lt. Puckett and his command were overrun by the enemy. Two mortar rounds detonated in 1st Lt. Puckett’s foxhole inflicting severe wounds to his feet, buttocks, and left arm.”

Puckett was originally presented with the Distinguished Service Cross before being upgraded to the Medal of Honor.

“The Association of the United States Army celebrates their valor with the Medal of Honor graphic novel series,” according to a release from AUSA.

“These full-color digital books are created by a talented team of professionals drawn from the world of comic book industry, and the details are vetted by professional historians. Each eight-page issue profiles a true American hero, bringing to life the daring deeds that distinguished themselves by gallantry in action ‘above and beyond the call of duty.’”

In October 2018, AUSA released its first edition of “Medal of Honor: Alvin York.”

“To date, a dozen issues have been published, commemorating such heroes as Audie Murphy, Mary Walker, Daniel Inouye, Henry Johnson, and Roy Benavidez,” the release added.

To read “Medal of Honor: Ralph Puckett,” you can visit

Observation Post is the Military Times one-stop shop for all things off-duty. Stories may reflect author observations.
About this writer: Sarah Sicard is a Senior Editor with Military Times. She previously served as the Digital Editor of Military Times and the Army Times Editor. Other work can be found at National Defense Magazine, Task & Purpose, and Defense News.

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