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SSGT Curtis F. Shoup
Birth: Jan. 11, 1921
Buffalo
Erie County
New York, USA
Death: Jan. 7, 1945
Luxembourg, Belgium

World War II Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He was killed in action. He served as a Staff Sergeant in the United States Army in Company I, 346th Infantry, 87th Infantry Division. He was awarded the Medal of Honor for action on January 7, 1945 near Tillet, Belgium. His citation in part reads "Realizing that the machine gun must be silenced at all costs, S/Sgt. Shoup, armed with an automatic rifle, crawled to within 75 yards of the enemy emplacement. He found that his fire was ineffective from this positioon, and completely disregarding his own safety, stood up and grimly strode ahead into the murderous stream of bullets, firing his low-held weapon as he went. He was hit several times and finally was knocked to the ground. But he struggled to his feet and staggered forward until close enough to hurl a grenade, wiping out the enemy machine-gun nest with his dying action." (bio by: Don Morfe) 
 
Burial:
North Scriba Union Cemetery
North Scriba
Oswego County
New York, USA
Plot: Lot 290
GPS (lat/lon): 43.48858, -76.39181
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Don Morfe
Record added: Jan 23, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 8308196
SSGT Curtis F. Shoup
Added by: Ron Moody
 
SSGT Curtis F. Shoup
Added by: Don Morfe
 
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- Saralyn McAfee Smith
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