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James H. Fields, Sr
Birth: Jun. 26, 1920
Caddo
Stephens County
Texas, USA
Death: Jun. 17, 1970
Houston
Harris County
Texas, USA

World War II Medal of Honor Recipient. Born in Caddo, Texas, he served as a First Lieutenant in the 10th Armored Infantry, 4th Armored Division, US Army. At Réchicourt, France, he personally led his platoon in a counterattack on a German position on September 27, 1944. Although wounded in the face by a bursting shell, he continued to direct his platoon in the attack, exposed himself to enemy fire and attended one of his wounded men. Rushing two enemy machine guns, he knocked out both positions with a light automatic rifle. His action inspired his men to increase the pressure of the attack and only when the enemy was scattered did he allow himself to be evacuated to the command post. For most conspicuous gallantry, he was promoted Captian and awarded the Medal of Honor by General George S. Patton Jr. on February 27, 1945. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
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  Mathilde Roberts (1925 - 1996)*
 
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Burial:
Houston National Cemetery
Houston
Harris County
Texas, USA
Plot: Section H-B Site 6
GPS (lat/lon): 29.93054, -95.45068
 
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Record added: Oct 25, 2000
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James H. Fields, Sr
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- Robert Saulino, Sr.
 Added: Jun. 26, 2016
Remembering you and your service. God Bless.
- R. Owens
 Added: Jun. 26, 2016
Remember and cherish our brave soldiers.
- J. Bruce Fox
 Added: Jun. 26, 2016
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