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Dale Eldon Christensen
Birth: May 31, 1920
Death: Aug. 4, 1944

World War II Congressional Medal of Honor recipient. Born in Cameron Township, Iowa and served as a Second Lieutenant, Troop E, 112th Cavalry Regiment, US Army. At the Driniumor River, New Guinea he distinguished himself in heavy fighting which occurred there against Japanese forces. On July 16, 1944, his platoon was engaged in a fire fight with a effectively placed enemy machinegun. He ordered his men to remain under cover, crept forward and put the gun out of action with hand grenades. Again on July 19, his platoon was pinned down by intense fire. Ordering his men to remain under cover, he alone went forward to locate the best direction from which to attack. He located five enemy machineguns, destroyed one with hand grenades and rejoined his platoon. He then led his men in a successful assault driving the enemy from there positions with a loss of four mortars, 10 machineguns and many dead. Two weeks later near Afua, Dutch Guinea, he was killed in action leading his platoon in an attack on an enemy machinegun position. He was the first Iowan in WW II to be awarded the Medal of Honor. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
Burial:
Manila American Cemetery and Memorial
Manila
Metro Manila
National Capital, Philippines
Plot: A-12-200
 
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Originally Created by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
Record added: Dec 18, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 8191837
Dale Eldon Christensen
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Dale Eldon Christensen
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Rest in Peace, beloved soldier. See you in Heaven.
- Mary
 Added: Apr. 13, 2014
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- Honor WWII
 Added: Feb. 15, 2014

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 Added: Jan. 15, 2014
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