Connor, James Phillip, Sgt

Deceased
 
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Last Rank
Sergeant
Last Service Branch
Infantry
Last Primary MOS
745-Rifleman
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1941-1945, 745, 7th Infantry Regiment
Service Years
1941 - 1945

Sergeant


One Service Stripe



Three Overseas Service Bars


 Last Photo   Personal Details 

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Home State
Delaware
Delaware
Year of Birth
1919
 
This Military Service Page was created/owned by the Site Administrator to remember Connor, James Phillip (MOH), Sgt.
 
Contact Info
Home Town
Wilmington, Delaware
Last Address
Wilmington, Delaware

Date of Passing
Jul 27, 1994
 
Location of Interment
Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery - Bear, Delaware
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Unknown

 Official Badges 

Honorably Discharged WW II French Fourragere Honorable Discharge Emblem (WWII)


 Unofficial Badges 




 Military Association Memberships
Congressional Medal Of Honor SocietyMedal of Honor
  1944, Congressional Medal Of Honor Society
  1944, Medal of Honor [Verified] - Assoc. Page


 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

World War II Medal of Honor Recipient. He served as a Sergeant in the US Army in Battle Patrol, 7th Infantry, 3d Infantry Division. He was awarded the Medal of Honor for action at Cape Cavalaire, Southern France on August 15, 1944. His citation reads in part "Again emphasizing the prevalent urgency of the mission, he impellied his men toward a group of buildings honeycombed with enemy snipers, and machine guns. Here he received his third grave wound. Still resolved to carry on, he relinquished command only after his attempts proved that it was physically impossible to stand. Nevertheless, from his prone position he gave the orders and directed his men in assaulting the enemy. Infused with Sgt. Connor's dogged determination, the platoon, though reduced to less than one-third of its original 36 men, outflanked and rushed the enemy with such furiousness that they killed seven, captured 40, seized three machine guns and considerable other material, and took all their assigned objectives, successfully completing their mission. By his repeated examples of tenaciousess and indomitable spirit, Sgt. Connor transmitted his heroism to his men until they became a fighting team which could not be stopped."

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 Ribbon Bar

Combat Infantryman 1st Award

 
 Unit Assignments
7th Infantry Regiment
  1941-1945, 745, 7th Infantry Regiment
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1942-1942 WWII - European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Algeria-French Morocco Campaign (1942)
  1943-1943 WWII - European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Tunisia Campaign (1942-43)
  1943-1943 WWII - European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Sicily Campaign (1943)
  1943-1944 WWII - European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Naples-Foggia Campaign (1943-44)
  1944-1944 WWII - European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Rome-Arno Campaign (1944)
  1944-1944 WWII - European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Southern France Campaign (1944)
  1944-1944 WWII - European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Anzio Campaign (1944)
  1944-1945 WWII - European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Rhineland Campaign (1944-45)
  1945-1945 WWII - European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Ardennes Alsace Campaign (1944-45)
  1945-1945 WWII - European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Central Europe Campaign (1945)
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