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PFC James Dennis LaBelle

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PFC James Dennis LaBelle

World War II Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He was killed in action. He served as a Private First Class in the United States Marine Corps Reserve in the 27th Marines, 5th Marine Division. He was awarded the Medal of Honor for action on March 8, 1945 at Iwo Jima, Volcano Islands. His citation reads in part "Suddenly a hostile grenade landed beyond reach of his foxhole. Quickly estimating the situation, he determined to save the others if possible, shouting a warning, and instantly dived on the deadly missile, absorbing the exploding charge in his own body and thereby protecting his comrades from serious injury."

Bio by: Don Morfe


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  • Originally Created by: Don Morfe
  • Added: 29 Sep 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7931463
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for PFC James Dennis LaBelle (25 Nov 1925–8 Mar 1945), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7931463, citing Fort Snelling National Cemetery, Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .