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SSGT Junior James “Junior” Spurrier

SSGT Junior James “Junior” Spurrier

Birth
Russell County, Kentucky, USA
Death 25 Feb 1984 (aged 61)
Johnson City, Washington County, Tennessee, USA
Burial Johnson City, Washington County, Tennessee, USA
Plot Section HH, Row 15, Grave 8
Memorial ID 7700965 · View Source
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World War II Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He served in the United States Army during World War II as a Staff Sergeant in Company G, 134th Infantry, 35th Infantry Division. He was awared the CMOH for his bravery at Achain, France, on November 13, 1944. His citation reads "For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty in action against the enemy. At 2 p.m., Company G attacked the village of Achain from the east. S/Sgt. Spurrier armed with a BAR passed around the village and advanced alone. Attacking from the west, he immediately killed 3 Germans. From this time until dark, S/Sgt. Spurrier, using at different times his BAR and Ml rifle, American and German rocket launchers, a German automatic pistol, and handgrenades, continued his solitary attack against the enemy regardless of all types of small-arms and automatic-weapons fire. As a result of his heroic actions he killed an officer and 24 enlisted men and captured 2 officers and 2 enlisted men. His valor has shed fresh honor on the U.S. Armed Forces." His Medal was awarded to him on March 15, 1945.

Bio by: Tom Denardo


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  • Originally Created by: Tom Denardo
  • Added: 22 Jul 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7700965
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for SSGT Junior James “Junior” Spurrier (14 Dec 1922–25 Feb 1984), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7700965, citing Mountain Home National Cemetery, Johnson City, Washington County, Tennessee, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .