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Col. Ralph Puckett, a Medal of Honor recipient, lies in honor in the Capitol rotunda

Ralph Puckett Jr., a retired United States Army Colonel and Medal of Honor recipient, was honored with his cremated remains lying in honor at the Capitol rotunda. He passed away at the age of 97 in Georgia. Puckett showed extraordinary heroism during the Korean War, leading to the award of the Medal of Honor. President Joe Biden presented him with the medal in a ceremony attended by foreign leaders. Puckett’s legacy of valor and courage was highlighted during the ceremony, and his actions in Korea and Vietnam were praised. The tribute in the U.S. Capitol was a recognition of his remarkable service to the country.


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