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SSGT Curtis F. Shoup

SSGT Curtis F. Shoup

Birth
Buffalo, Erie County, New York, USA
Death 7 Jan 1945 (aged 23)
Luxembourg, Belgium
Burial North Scriba, Oswego County, New York, USA
Plot Lot 290
Memorial ID 8308196 · View Source
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World War II Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He was killed in action. He served as a Staff Sergeant in the United States Army in Company I, 346th Infantry, 87th Infantry Division. He was awarded the Medal of Honor for action on January 7, 1945 near Tillet, Belgium. His citation in part reads "Realizing that the machine gun must be silenced at all costs, S/Sgt. Shoup, armed with an automatic rifle, crawled to within 75 yards of the enemy emplacement. He found that his fire was ineffective from this positioon, and completely disregarding his own safety, stood up and grimly strode ahead into the murderous stream of bullets, firing his low-held weapon as he went. He was hit several times and finally was knocked to the ground. But he struggled to his feet and staggered forward until close enough to hurl a grenade, wiping out the enemy machine-gun nest with his dying action."

Bio by: Don Morfe


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  • Originally Created by: Don Morfe
  • Added: 23 Jan 2004
  • Find A Grave Memorial 8308196
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for SSGT Curtis F. Shoup (11 Jan 1921–7 Jan 1945), Find A Grave Memorial no. 8308196, citing North Scriba Union Cemetery, North Scriba, Oswego County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .