STÜTZ, Roger


Registration Nr.:    07816

Birthday:    09.03.1930, Luxemburg City

Father:    Jean STÜTZ

Mother:    Catherine FRIEDHOF

Service entry:    08.03.1949

Contingent:    1st & 2nd

Ranks:    Soldat de 2e Classe
                  Soldat de 1re Classe (1952)
                  Caporal (1952)

Death:    22.08.1952, in Chokko-Ri (Korea)

Roger began his compulsory military service on 8 March 1949. He was officially discharged from the Army on 26 September 1949, when he joined the First Luxembourgish contingent on 30 September 1950. Towards the end of his term, Roger decided to sign up for another year. During his second term, he was promoted twice: to Soldat de 1re Classe in May 1952 and to Caporal in June 1952. Henceforth he served as a driver for the commander of the BUNC (Belgian United Nations Command) Lieutenant-Colonel Georges Vivario.

Roger was fatally wounded by a grenade at Chokko-Ri on 22 August 1952. An official military funeral was held on 17 March 1953 in Luxembourg City to honor him and his fellow deceased veteran Robert Mores. Both were subsequently buried in their hometown cemeteries.

Croix d'Honneur et de Mérite militaire en vermeil avec palme (Lux.)
Médaille du Volontaire de Guerre avec barrette en bronze (Bel.)
Croix de Guerre (Lux.)
Médaille Commémorative des théâtres d'opérations extérieures (Bel.)
Croix de Guerre avec palme (Bel.)
Médaille du Volontaire de Guerre Combattant avec barrette en argent (Bel.)
United Nations Service Medal (UNO)
Korean War Service Medal (RoK)
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