SGT James Phillip Connor

SGT James Phillip Connor

Wilmington, New Castle County, Delaware, USA
Death 27 Jul 1994 (aged 75)
Wilmington, New Castle County, Delaware, USA
Burial Bear, New Castle County, Delaware, USA
Plot Section 1, Field B, Row C, Grave 22
Memorial ID 7126868 · View Source
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World War II Medal of Honor Recipient. He served as a Sergeant in the US Army in Battle Patrol, 7th Infantry, 3d Infantry Division. He was awarded the Medal of Honor for action at Cape Cavalaire, Southern France on August 15, 1944. His citation reads in part "Again emphasizing the prevalent urgency of the mission, he impellied his men toward a group of buildings honeycombed with enemy snipers, and machine guns. Here he received his third grave wound. Still resolved to carry on, he relinquished command only after his attempts proved that it was physically impossible to stand. Nevertheless, from his prone position he gave the orders and directed his men in assaulting the enemy. Infused with Sgt. Connor's dogged determination, the platoon, though reduced to less than one-third of its original 36 men, outflanked and rushed the enemy with such furiousness that they killed seven, captured 40, seized three machine guns and considerable other material, and took all their assigned objectives, successfully completing their mission. By his repeated examples of tenaciousess and indomitable spirit, Sgt. Connor transmitted his heroism to his men until they became a fighting team which could not be stopped."

Bio by: Don Morfe

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