Public Figure Profiles

Richard Keith Sorenson

Richard Keith Sorenson (August 28, 1924 – October 9, 2004) was a United States Marine who, as a private, received the Medal of Honor during World War II for his heroism during the Marine landing on Kwajalein Atoll on the night of February 1–2, 1944. He threw himself on an exploding Japanese grenade that was part of US munitions captured during the Battle of Bataan, to save the lives of five fellow Marines. Although fragments of the grenade ripped through his thighs, hips, right arm and right leg, he survived the action. Of the 27 Marines who similarly threw themselves on grenades to save the lives of their fellow Marines during World War II, Sorenson was one of only four who lived. Fellow Medal of Honor recipients Richard E. Bush, Jacklyn H. Lucas and Carlton R. Rouh were the other three survivors.

After recovering from the wounds, Sorenson continued to serve in the Marine Corps until he was discharged in 1946 at the rank of sergeant. He enlisted in the Reserves in 1947. He reached the rank of master sergeant, received a commission as a Marine Corps officer in 1953 and remained in the Corps until 1955.

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Some of their strengths

Richard Keith Sorenson has many admirable traits.

Based on spiritual traditions from around the world, they are someone who can be described as Intelligent, Charismatic, Organized, Kind, Curious, Confident, and Extroverted.

Smart and Sophisticated

According to Mysticism’s Astrology tradition, Richard Keith Sorenson is someone who is a smart, sophisticated, and organized person who displays kindness and grace in every day interactions, and who also has a passionate soul. A person who defines themself by their friends and what groups they belong to.

Helpful and Supportive

Based on Daoism’s Ba-Zi or ‘Chinese Zodiac’ tradition, people who know Richard Keith Sorenson well know them as someone who can be accepting, supportive, and productive, like a garden.

Courteous and Easygoing

According to Hinduism’s Jyotisha or ‘Vedic Astrology’ tradition, many would also describe Richard Keith Sorenson as someone who is polite, modest, and diplomatic.

A person who tends to be socially popular, who loves intellectual or creative activities, who has a talent for communicating with and understanding the needs of others, and who seems to have a knack for getting recognized for their efforts.

Stable and Creative

Based on the Mayan Tzolk’in or ‘Mayan Astrology’ tradition, Richard Keith Sorenson is someone who thrives in volatile situations, and who tends to be a source of stability and comfort for others who are experiencing challenging times .

They are also someone who is altruistic, tolerant, and sophisticated, and who tends to be a perfectionist who is always working to try and make everything and everyone better.

Altruistic and Purposeful

According to Judaism’s Kabbalah tradition, Richard Keith Sorenson tends to be someone who has a desire to be of service to a higher calling and who is always trying to perfect things. Who can be practical and polished, reserved and methodical, and who tends to trust internal judgment before trusting anyone else at face value.

Some of Richard Keith Sorenson's challenges

While Richard Keith Sorenson has many strengths, nobody is perfect. They also have some challenging traits they need to manage.

For example, Richard Keith Sorenson can be Arrogant, Selfish, Difficult, Perfectionist, Status-seeking, Complicated, and Brusque.

Difficult and Perfectionist

One of Richard Keith Sorenson's key challenges is that they are someone who can be difficult and too much of a perfectionist.

Richard Keith Sorenson must also exercise caution as they can be short-tempered and aggressive, and can be excessive and unrealistic.

Indecisive and Materialistic

Richard Keith Sorenson is someone who can be indecisive, indulgent, and materialistic, who can have difficulty focusing on a single career or profession, have difficulty following orders or respecting authority, and who can suffer from "analysis paralysis".

Critical and Bossy

Finally, Richard Keith Sorenson also can be too focused on the small details of life, try to control whatever is happening, and be finicky and demanding.

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