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Melvin Mayfield
Birth: Mar. 24, 1919
Death: Jun. 19, 1990

World War II Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He served as a Corporal in the United States Army in Company D, 20th Infantry, 6th Infantry Division. He was awarded the Medal of Honor for action on July 29, 1945 at Cordillera Mountains, Luzon, Philippine Islands. His citation reads in part "Cpl. Mayfield, in a gallant single-handed effort to aid them, rushed from shell hole to shell hole until he reached four enemy caves atop the barren fire-swept hill. With grenades and his carbine, he assaulted each of the caves while enemy fire pounded about him. However, before he annihilated the last hostile redoubt, a machine-gun bullet destroyed his weapon and slashed his left hand. Disregarding his wound, he secured more grenades and dauntlessly charged again into the face of point-blank fire to help destroy a hostile observation post." (bio by: Don Morfe) 
 
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  Emma Bell Grossenbacher Mayfield (1922 - 1946)*
 
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Burial:
Frazeysburg Cemetery
Frazeysburg
Muskingum County
Ohio, USA
Plot: 5th Addition, 1st Row
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Don Morfe
Record added: Apr 05, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 8602362
Melvin Mayfield
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Melvin Mayfield
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Melvin Mayfield
Added by: Don Morfe
 
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