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 John Earl Warren, Jr

John Earl Warren, Jr

Birth
Brooklyn, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA
Death 14 Jan 1969 (aged 22)
Tay Ninh, Tay Ninh, Vietnam
Burial East Farmingdale, Suffolk County, New York, USA
Plot Section O, Site 33144
Memorial ID 10220 · View Source
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Vietnam Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. Served in the Vietnam War in the United States Army as a First Lieutenant in Company C, 2nd Battalion Mechanized), 22nd Infantry, 25th Infantry Division. He was awarded the CMOH for his bravery at Tay Ninh Province, Republic of Vietnam, on January 14, 1969. His citation reads "For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty. 1st Lt. Warren, distinguished himself at the cost of his life while serving as a platoon leader with Company C. While moving through a rubber plantation to reinforce another friendly unit, Company C came under intense fire from a well-fortified enemy force. Disregarding his safety, 1st Lt. Warren with several of his men began maneuvering through the hail of enemy fire toward the hostile positions. When he had come to within 6 feet of one of the enemy bunkers and was preparing to toss a hand grenade into it, an enemy grenade was suddenly thrown into the middle of his small group. Thinking only of his men, 1st Lt. Warren fell in the direction of the grenade, thus shielding those around him from the blast. His action, performed at the cost of his life, saved 3 men from serious or mortal injury. First Lt. Warren's ultimate action of sacrifice to save the lives of his men was in keeping with the highest traditions of the military service and reflects great credit on him, his unit, and the U.S. Army". His Medal was posthumously awarded to his family by President Richard Nixon on August 6, 1970.

Bio by: Russ Dodge


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MEDAL OF HONOR 1ST LT US ARMY VIETNAM 0 33144 NEW YORK CO C 22 INF 25 INF DIV SS-BSM-PH


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  • Added: 29 Jun 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 10220
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John Earl Warren, Jr (10 Nov 1946–14 Jan 1969), Find A Grave Memorial no. 10220, citing Long Island National Cemetery, East Farmingdale, Suffolk County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .