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John J. Pinder, Jr
Birth: Jun. 7, 1912
Death: Jun. 6, 1944

World War II Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He served as a Technician Fifth Grade in the United States Army in the 16th Infantry, 1st Infantry Division. He was awarded the Medal of Honor for action on June 6, 1944, near Colleville-sur-Mer, France. He was killed in action. His citation in part reads "On D-day, Pinder landed on the coast 100 yards offshore under devastating enemy machine gun fire and artillery fire which caused severe casualties among the boatload. Carrying a vitally important radio, he struggled towards shore in waist-deep water. Only a few yards from his craft he was hit by enemy fire and was gravely wounded. Pinder never stopped. He made shore and delivered the radio. Pinder, though terribly weakened by loss of blood and in fierce pain, on three occasions went int the fire-swept surf to salvage communication equipment. On the third trip he again was hit, suffering machine-gun bullet wounds in the legs. Remaining exposed to heavy enemy fire, growing steadily weaker, he aided in establishing the vital radio communications on the beach. While so engaged this dauntless soldier was hit for the third time and killed." (bio by: Don Morfe) 
 
Burial:
Grandview Cemetery
Florence
Washington County
Pennsylvania, USA
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Don Morfe
Record added: Mar 05, 2003
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John J. Pinder, Jr
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John J. Pinder, Jr
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John J. Pinder, Jr
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