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James Dennis LaBelle
Birth: Nov. 25, 1925
Columbia Heights
Anoka County
Minnesota, USA
Death: Mar. 8, 1945

World War II Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He was killed in action. He served as a Private First Class in the United States Marine Corps Reserve in the 27th Marines, 5th Marine Division. He was awarded the Medal of Honor for action on March 8, 1945 at Iwo Jima, Volcano Islands. His citation reads in part "Suddenly a hostile grenade landed beyond reach of his foxhole. Quickly estimating the situation, he determined to save the others if possible, shouting a warning, and instantly dived on the deadly missile, absorbing the exploding charge in his own body and thereby protecting his comrades from serious injury."  (bio by: Don Morfe) 
 
Burial:
Fort Snelling National Cemetery
Minneapolis
Hennepin County
Minnesota, USA
Plot: Section B1, Grave 422-S
 
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Originally Created by: Don Morfe
Record added: Sep 29, 2003
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