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Jack James Pendleton
Birth: Mar. 31, 1918
Sentinel Butte
Golden Valley County
North Dakota, USA
Death: Oct. 12, 1944, Germany

WW II Congressional Medal of Honor recipient. Served as a Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army, Company I, 120th Infantry, 30th Infantry Division. On October 12, 1944, when his Company was advancing on the town of Bardenberg, Germany, they reached a point where they were pinned down by fire from a nest of enemy machineguns. After several unsuccessful attempts had been made against the gun he and his squad began crawling forward, with he leading approximately 10 yards in advance of his men. Withering fire and after advancing approximately 130 yards, he was seriously wounded. He disregarded the wound and ordered his men to remain where they were. With a supply of hand grenades he began working his way forward alone. He had advanced to within 10 yards of his target when he was killed by a burst from the gun. His actions had enabled others to move into positions from which the machine gun was knocked out. He was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor on April 6, 1945.  (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
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 Parents:
  Grover Pendleton (1892 - 1931)
  Dora Gretchen Byer Pendleton (1894 - 1949)
 
 Siblings:
  Kenneth W. Pendleton (1915 - 1974)*
  Jack James Pendleton (1918 - 1944)
  Shirley Agnes Pendleton Jacobson (1921 - 1993)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Tahoma Cemetery
Yakima
Yakima County
Washington, USA
Plot: Lot 2, Quarter SE, Block 308, Section C
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
Record added: Nov 04, 2003
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