Bolton, Cecil Hamilton, COL

Deceased
 
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Last Rank
Colonel
Last Service Branch
Infantry
Last Primary MOS
1542-Infantry Unit Commander
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Officer)
Primary Unit
1944-1945, 104th Infantry Division (Timber Wolves)
Service Years
1942 - 1962

Infantry

Colonel



Three Overseas Service Bars


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Home State
Florida
Florida
Year of Birth
1908
 
This Military Service Page was created/owned by the Site Administrator to remember Bolton, Cecil Hamilton (MOH), COL USA(Ret).
 
Contact Info
Home Town
Crawfordsville, Florida
Last Address
San Antonio, Texas

Date of Passing
Jan 22, 1965
 
Location of Interment
Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery - San Antonio, Texas
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Section PC Grave 22-J

 Official Badges 

Infantry Shoulder Cord US Army Retired (Pre-2007)


 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. He served as a First Lieutenant in Company E, 413th Infantry Regiment, 104th Division, US Army. During the crossing of the Mark River in Holland, November 2, 1944, he led a bazooka team against a German positions. He charged the enemy machine gun nest, killing the two gunners and was wounded. He then attacked a second machine gun, a 88-mm artillery piece and he crawled back wounded to his lines. For these actions, he was awarded the Medal of Honor in September, 1945 and reached the rank of Colonel before leaving the Army.

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 Ribbon Bar

Combat Infantryman 1st Award

 
 Unit Assignments
104th Infantry Division (Timber Wolves)
  1944-1945, 104th Infantry Division (Timber Wolves)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1944-1944 WWII - European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Northern France Campaign (1944)
  1944-1945 WWII - European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Rhineland Campaign (1944-45)
  1945-1945 WWII - European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Central Europe Campaign (1945)
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