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Herbert F. Christian
Birth: Jun. 18, 1912
Death: Jun. 3, 1944

World War II Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He was killed in action. He served as a Private in the United States Army in Company E, 15th Infantry, 3d Infantry Division. He was awarded the Medal of Honor for action on June 2-3, 1944 near Valmontone, Italy. His citation reads in part "Although his right leg was severed above the knee by cannon fire, Pvt. Christian advanced on his left knee and the bloody sump of his right thigh, firing his submachine gun. Despite excruciating pain, Pvt. Christian continued on his self-assigned mission. He succeeded in distracting the enemy and enabled his 12 comrades to escape. He killed three enemy soldiers almost at once. Leaving a trail of blood behind him, he made his way forward 20 yards, halted at a point within 10 yards of the enemy, and despite intense fire killed a machine-pistol man. Reloading his weapon, he fired directly into the enemy position. The enemy appeared enraged at the success of his ruse, concentrated 20-mm machine-gun, machine-pistol and rifle fire on him, yet he refused to seek cover. Maintaining his erect position, Pvt. Christian fired his weapon to the very last. Just as he emptied his submachine gun, the enemy bullets found their mark and Pvt. Christian slumped forward dead." (bio by: Don Morfe) 
 
Burial:
Greenwood Cemetery
Byesville
Guernsey County
Ohio, USA
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Don Morfe
Record added: Mar 30, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 8577813
Herbert F. Christian
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Herbert F. Christian
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Herbert F. Christian
Added by: Don Morfe
 
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- Lazer
 Added: Jan. 15, 2014
Thank you for your outstanding courage while serving our country. RIP Sir.
- Jack Prue
 Added: Feb. 13, 2013
I visited Greenwood today and stopped to pay my respects.
- Gary Siler
 Added: Oct. 25, 2012
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