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COL Cecil Hamilton Bolton

COL Cecil Hamilton Bolton

Birth
Crawfordville, Wakulla County, Florida, USA
Death 22 Jan 1965 (aged 56)
San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, USA
Burial San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, USA
Plot Section PC Grave 22-J
Memorial ID 18157 · View Source
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World War II Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He served as a First Lieutenant in Company E, 413th Infantry Regiment, 104th Division, US Army. During the crossing of the Mark River in Holland, November 2, 1944, he led a bazooka team against a German positions. He charged the enemy machine gun nest, killing the two gunners and was wounded. He then attacked a second machine gun, a 88-mm artillery piece and he crawled back wounded to his lines. For these actions, he was awarded the Medal of Honor in September, 1945 and reached the rank of Colonel before leaving the Army.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Added: 27 Oct 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 18157
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for COL Cecil Hamilton Bolton (7 Oct 1908–22 Jan 1965), Find A Grave Memorial no. 18157, citing Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .