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David Bernard Champagne
Birth: Nov. 13, 1932
Death: May 28, 1952

Korean War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He served as a Corporal in the United States Marine Corps in Company A, 1st Battalion, 7th Marines, 1st Marine Division (Rein). He was awarded the Medal of Honor for action on May 28, 1952 in Korea. He was killed in action. His citation reads in part "Suffering a painful leg wound while assisting in repelling the ensuing hostile counterattack, which was launched under cover of a murderous hail of mortar and artillery fire, he steadfastly refused evacuation and fearlessly continued to control his fire team. When the enemy counter-attack increased in intensity, and a hostile grenade landed in the midst of the fire team, Cpl. Champagne unhesitatingly seized the deadly missile and hurled it in the direction of the approaching enemy. As the grenade left his hand, it exploded, blowing off his hand and throwing him out of the trench. Mortally wounded by enemy mortar fire while in this exposed position, Cpl. Champagne, by his valiant leadersip, fortitude, and gallant spirit of self-sacrifice in the face of almost certain death, undoubtedly saved the lives of several of his fellow marines." (bio by: Don Morfe) 
 
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 Parents:
  Bernard Leo Champagne (1909 - 1996)
  Anna Osborne Champagne (1911 - 1982)
 
 Sibling:
  Reginald H Champagne (____ - 1953)*
  David Bernard Champagne (1932 - 1952)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Saint Francis Catholic Cemetery
Waterville
Kennebec County
Maine, USA
 
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Originally Created by: Don Morfe
Record added: Mar 16, 2003
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David Bernard Champagne
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David Bernard Champagne
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David Bernard Champagne
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