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SSGT Jack James Pendleton

SSGT Jack James Pendleton

Birth
Sentinel Butte, Golden Valley County, North Dakota, USA
Death 12 Oct 1944 (aged 26)
Bardenberg, Stadtkreis Aachen, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Burial Yakima, Yakima County, Washington, USA
Plot Lot 2, Quarter SE, Block 308, Section C
Memorial ID 8059698 · View Source
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WW II Congressional Medal of Honor recipient. Served as a Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army, Company I, 120th Infantry, 30th Infantry Division. On October 12, 1944, when his Company was advancing on the town of Bardenberg, Germany, they reached a point where they were pinned down by fire from a nest of enemy machineguns. After several unsuccessful attempts had been made against the gun he and his squad began crawling forward, with he leading approximately 10 yards in advance of his men. Withering fire and after advancing approximately 130 yards, he was seriously wounded. He disregarded the wound and ordered his men to remain where they were. With a supply of hand grenades he began working his way forward alone. He had advanced to within 10 yards of his target when he was killed by a burst from the gun. His actions had enabled others to move into positions from which the machine gun was knocked out. He was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor on April 6, 1945.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
  • Added: 4 Nov 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 8059698
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for SSGT Jack James Pendleton (31 Mar 1918–12 Oct 1944), Find A Grave Memorial no. 8059698, citing Tahoma Cemetery, Yakima, Yakima County, Washington, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .