Captain Rouh (May 11, 1919 – December 8, 1977 was a United States Marine who received the Congressional medal of Honor for gallantry risking his life to save the lives of two fellow Marines on Peleliu Island on September 15,1944. Then First Lieutenant Rouh threw his body between his fellow Marines and an exploding grenade. During World War II, 21 Marines similarly used their bodies to cover grenades in order to save the lives of others. Four of these Marines survived — including Rouh and fellow Medal of Honor recipients Richard E. Bush, Richard K. Sorenson and Jacklyn H.Lucas.
The Carlton R. Rouh Veteran’s Center is a warm vibrant place where South Jersey veterans can relax, socialize, learn, share, teach, inspire and mentor.
It adjoins our open green space, fresh water creek and Walk of Honor memorial.