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 Fred William Stockham

Fred William Stockham

Birth
Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan, USA
Death 22 Jun 1918 (aged 37)
Belleau, Departement de l'Aisne, Picardie, France
Burial Union, Union County, New Jersey, USA
Plot Section C, Block 9, Lot 13
Memorial ID 7199757 · View Source
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World War I Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He served as a Gunnery Sergeant in the United States Marine Corps in the 96th Company, 2d Battalion, 6th Regiment, 4th Brigade, 2d Division. He was killed in action. He was awarded the Army Medal of Honor for action on June 13 and 14, 1918 in Bois-de-Belleau, France. His citation reads "During an intense enemy bombardment with high-explosive and gas shells which wounded or killed many members of the company, G/Sgt. Stockham, upon noticing that the gas mask of a wounded comrade was shot away, without hesitation, removed his own gas mask and insisted upon giving it to the wounded man, well knowing that the effects of the gas would be fatal to himself. He continued with undaunted courage and valor to direct and assist in the evacuation of the wounded, until he himself collapsed from the effects of gas, dying as a result thereof a few days later. His courageous conduct undoubtedly saved the lives of many of his wounded comrades, and his conspicuous gallantry and spirit of self-sacrifice were a source of great inspiration to all who served with him."

Bio by: Don Morfe


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  • Originally Created by: Don Morfe
  • Added: 20 Feb 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7199757
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Fred William Stockham (16 Mar 1881–22 Jun 1918), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7199757, citing Hollywood Cemetery, Union, Union County, New Jersey, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .