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John R. Crews
Birth: Mar. 8, 1923
Golden
McCurtain County
Oklahoma, USA
Death: Sep. 25, 1999
Oklahoma City
Oklahoma County
Oklahoma, USA

World War II Congressional Medal of Honor recipient. Served as a Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army, Company F, 253d Infantry, 63d Infantry Division. Near Lobenbacherhof, Germany on April 8, 1945, his company came under heavy enemy machinegun and automatic rifle fire. Storming a well dug in position single handedly, he killed 2 of the machinegun crew at pointblank range with his M 1 rifle. Although badly wounded from enemy crossfire he charged the remaining enemy positions and with accurate rifle fire forced 7 enemy soldiers to surrender and the other defenders to flee. His other awards include, the Purple Heart, Silver Star, two Bronze Stars and the Combat Infantryman's Badge. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Isaac Richard Crews (1884 - 1965)
  Adela Schwamb Crews (1887 - 1983)
 
 Spouse:
  Hilda Joan Adams Crews (1926 - 1996)*
 
 Siblings:
  Theodore Isaac Crews (1909 - 1992)*
  Mary Elizabeth Crews Pitts (1910 - 1996)*
  Marion Ralph Crews (1919 - 2001)*
  Vera Ione Crews Eubanks (1921 - 2005)*
  John R. Crews (1923 - 1999)
  James L. Crews (1931 - 1979)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Resthaven Gardens Cemetery
Oklahoma City
Cleveland County
Oklahoma, USA
Plot: Garden of Hope, Section 29, Lot 110
GPS (lat/lon): 35.36016, -97.52383
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
Record added: Sep 06, 2003
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