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Lieut Robert Craig
Birth: 1919, Scotland
Death: Jul. 11, 1943
Favarotta
Provincia di Agrigento
Sicilia, Italy

Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. The medal citation reads as follows: "Sec. Lieut. Robert Craig. Infantry, United States Army. For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of life, above and beyond the call of duty, on July 11, 1943, at Favoratta, Sicily. Lieutenant Craig voluntarily undertook the perilous task of locating and destroying a hidden enemy machine gun which had halted the advance of his company. Attempts by three other officers to locate the weapon had resulted in failure, with each officer receiving wounds. Lieutenant Craig located the gun and snaked his way to a point within 35 yards of the hostile position before being discovered. Charging headlong into the furious automatic fire, he reached the gun, stood over it, and killed the three crew members with his carbine. With this obstacle removed, his company continued its advance. Shortly thereafter, while advancing down the forward slope on a ridge, Lieutenant Craig and his platoon, in a position devoid of cover and concealment, encountered the fire of approximately 100 enemy soilders. Electing to sacrifice himself so that his platoon might carry on the battle, he ordered his men to withdraw to the cover of the crest while he drew enemy fire to himself. With no hope of survival, he charged toward the enemy until he was within 25 yards of them. Assuming a kneeling position, he killed five and wounded three enemy soldiers. While the hostile forces concentrated fire on him, his platoon reached the cover of the crest. Lieutenant Craig was killed by enemy fire, but his intrepid action so inspired his men that they drove the enemy from the area, inflicting heavy casualities on the hostile forces." 
 
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 Parents:
  William F Craig (1892 - 1968)
  Jane Montgomery Craig (1892 - 1985)
 
 Siblings:
  William F Craig (1918 - 2013)*
  Robert Craig (1919 - 1943)
  Jane Montgomery Craig Curtiss (1922 - 2001)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Toledo Memorial Park
Sylvania
Lucas County
Ohio, USA
Plot: Section 36, Lot 188, Grave 5
 
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Originally Created by: Mark Pawelczak
Record added: May 26, 2002
Find A Grave Memorial# 6449231
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- Jimmy Joe
 Added: Jul. 11, 2017

- Rene Saenz-Tanner
 Added: May. 27, 2017
Rest in sweet peace, dear Robert. Thank you for your selfless service to our country and the sacrifice you made so others could live. You are a true hero and patriot. You will never be forgotten.
- Susan Eberz Emery
 Added: Dec. 16, 2016
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