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Morris E. Crain
Birth: Oct. 7, 1924
Death: Mar. 13, 1945
Haguenau
Departement du Bas-Rhin
Alsace, France

World War II Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He was killed in action. He served as a Technical Sergeant in Company E, 141st Infantry, 36th Infantry Division. He was awarded the Medal of Honor for action on March 13, 1945 at Haguenau, France. His citation reads in part "T/Sgt. Crain deployed another platoon which had been sent to his support and then rushed through murderous tank and small-arms fire to the foremost house, which was being defended by five of his men. With the enemy attacking from an adjoining room and a tank firing point-blank at the house, he ordered the men to withdraw while he remained in the face of almost certain death to hold the position. Although shells were crashing through the walls and bullets were hitting all around him, he held his ground and with accurate fire from his submachine gun killed three Germans. He was killed when the building was destroyed by the enemy." 
 
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Mount Pleasant Church Cemetery
La Center
Ballard County
Kentucky, USA
 
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Originally Created by: Don Morfe
Record added: Aug 07, 2003
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Morris E. Crain
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Morris E. Crain
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Morris E. Crain
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