Korean War hero’s body comes home to Ohio

By Christine Holmes - Zanesville Times Recorder - (TNS)

A war hero and longtime Roseville resident made his way home in an honorable fashion Friday afternoon to be laid to rest after dying at the age of 90 on Wednesday.

Ronald Rosser was awarded the Medal of Honor by President Harry Truman in 1952 for his action in the Korean War as a member of the 38th Infantry Regiment of the U.S. Army. Rosser is recorded to have subdued 13 enemy soldiers while under heavy fire from a Chinese machine gun.

Rosser was honored once again when the plane carrying his body from Tennessee arrived at John Glenn Columbus International Airport around 2:30 p.m.

A law enforcement escort led by the Ohio State Highway Patrol and assisted by the Columbus Police Department and Franklin County Sheriff’s Office began around 3 p.m. with members of local law enforcement and other agencies present to show their respect.

According to the Ohio State Highway Patrol, the procession traveled I-70 to Zanesville, where the Zanesville Police Department and Perry County sheriff’s office led Rosser to Goebel Funeral Home in Crooksville.

Calling hours are scheduled for Saturday at the Crooksville High School gymnasium from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m., followed by a funeral service. Rosser will be buried next to his wife, Sandra Kay, at Iliff Cemetery in McLuney.


By Christine Holmes

Zanesville Times Recorder


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