|Rank||Private U.S. Army|
|Date of Death||February 12 1951|
Korean Service Medal
National Defense Service Medal
Republic of Korea War Service Medal
United Nations Service Medal
Combat Infantryman Badge
Private Ruiter was awarded the Purple Heart, the Combat Infantryman Badge, the Korean Service Medal, the United Nations Service Medal, the National Defense Service Medal and the Republic of Korea War Service Medal.
Private Ruiter was a member of the 38th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division. He was Killed in Action while fighting the enemy in South Korea on February 12, 1951.