Carr, Chris, SFC

Deceased
 
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Last Rank
Sergeant First Class
Last Service Branch
Infantry
Last Primary MOS
11F50-Infantry Operations and Intelligence NCO
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1944-1945, 85th Division
Service Years
1942 - 1953
Official/Unofficial US Army Certificates
Cold War Certificate

Sergeant First Class


Two Service Stripes



Four Overseas Service Bars


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Home State
New Hampshire
New Hampshire
Year of Birth
1914
 
This Military Service Page was created/owned by the Site Administrator to remember Carr, Chris (MOH), SFC.
 
Contact Info
Home Town
Manchester, New Hampshire
Last Address
Huntington Beach, California

Date of Passing
Sep 16, 1970
 
Location of Interment
Los Angeles National Cemetery - Los Angeles, California
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Section 275, Row G, Grave 15

 Official Badges 

Infantry Shoulder Cord


 Unofficial Badges 




 Military Association Memberships
Congressional Medal Of Honor SocietyMedal of Honor
  1945, Congressional Medal Of Honor Society
  1945, Medal of Honor [Verified] - Assoc. Page


 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

World War II Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. Born Christos H. Karaberis, he had his name legally changed after his service in the War. Served in the United States Army as a Sergeant in Company L, 337th Infantry, 85th Infantry Division. He was awarded the CMOH for his bravery near Guignola, Italy, on October 1 and 2, 1944. His citation reads "Leading a squad of Company L, he gallantly cleared the way for his company's approach along a ridge toward its objective, the Casoni di Remagna. When his platoon was pinned down by heavy fire from enemy mortars, machineguns, machine pistols, and rifles, he climbed in advance of his squad on a maneuver around the left flank to locate and eliminate the enemy gun positions. Undeterred by deadly fire that ricocheted off the barren rocky hillside, he crept to the rear of the first machinegun and charged, firing his submachinegun. In this surprise attack he captured 8 prisoners and turned them over to his squad before striking out alone for a second machinegun. Discovered in his advance and subjected to direct fire from the hostile weapon, he leaped to his feet and ran forward, weaving and crouching, pouring automatic fire into the emplacement that killed 4 of its defenders and forced the surrender of a lone survivor. He again moved forward through heavy fire to attack a third machinegun. When close to the emplacement, he closed with a nerve-shattering shout and burst of fire. Paralyzed by his whirlwind attack, all 4 gunners immediately surrendered. Once more advancing aggressively in the face of a thoroughly alerted enemy, he approached a point of high ground occupied by 2 machineguns which were firing on his company on the slope below. Charging the first of these weapons, he killed 4 of the crew and captured 3 more. The 6 defenders of the adjacent position, cowed by the savagery of his assault, immediately gave up. By his l-man attack, heroically and voluntarily undertaken in the face of tremendous risks, Sgt. Karaberis captured 5 enemy machinegun positions, killed 8 Germans, took 22 prisoners, cleared the ridge leading to his company's objective, and drove a deep wedge into the enemy line, making it possible for his battalion to occupy important, commanding ground." His Medal was awarded on November 1, 1945.

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Combat Infantryman 1st Award
Rifle
Machine Gun
Submachine Gun

 
 Unit Assignments
85th Division
  1944-1945, 85th Division
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1944-1944 WWII - European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Rome-Arno Campaign (1944)
  1944-1945 WWII - European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/North Apennines Campaign (1944-45)
  1950-1953 Korean War
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