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 James H. Fields, Sr

James H. Fields, Sr

Birth
Caddo, Stephens County, Texas, USA
Death 17 Jun 1970 (aged 49)
Houston, Harris County, Texas, USA
Burial Houston, Harris County, Texas, USA
Plot Section H-B Site 6
Memorial ID 18090 · View Source
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World War II Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. Born in Caddo, Texas, he served as a First Lieutenant in the 10th Armored Infantry, 4th Armored Division, US Army. At Réchicourt, France, he personally led his platoon in a counterattack on a German position on September 27, 1944. Although wounded in the face by a bursting shell, he continued to direct his platoon in the attack, exposed himself to enemy fire and attended one of his wounded men. Rushing two enemy machine guns, he knocked out both positions with a light automatic rifle. His action inspired his men to increase the pressure of the attack and only when the enemy was scattered did he allow himself to be evacuated to the command post. For most conspicuous gallantry, he was promoted Captian and awarded the Medal of Honor by General George S. Patton Jr. on February 27, 1945.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Added: 25 Oct 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 18090
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for James H. Fields, Sr (26 Jun 1920–17 Jun 1970), Find A Grave Memorial no. 18090, citing Houston National Cemetery, Houston, Harris County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .