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 Recipients
  1945, Congressional Medal Of Honor Society [Verified]
  1945, Medal of Honor Recipients [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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WWII - European Theater of Operations/Northern France Campaign (1944)
From Month/Year
July / 1944
To Month/Year
September / 1944

Description
(Northern France Campaign 25 July to 14 September 1944) Bombardment along a five-mile stretch of the German line enabled the Allies to break through on 25 July. While some armored forces drove southward into Brittany, others fanned out to the east and, overcoming a desperate counterattack, executed a pincers movement that trapped many Germans in a pocket at Falaise. The enemy fell back on the Siegfried Line, and by mid-September 1944 nearly all of France had been liberated. During these operations in France, while light and medium bombers and fighter-bomber aircraft of Ninth Air Force had been engaged in close support and interdictory operations, Eighth and Fifteenth Air Forces had continued their strategic bombing.
   
My Participation in This Battle or Operation
From Month/Year
July / 1944
To Month/Year
September / 1944
 
Last Updated:
Mar 16, 2020
   
Personal Memories
   
Units Participated in Operation

A Battery, 559th Anti-Aircraft Artillery Battalion

HHC, 899th Tank Battalion

287th Military Police Company

1st Battalion, 18th Infantry Regiment

630th Military Police Company

709th Military Police Battalion

21st Military Police Company (Airborne)

5th Military Police Battalion (CID)

230th Military Police Company

218th Military Police Company

401st Military Police Company

11th Military Police Battalion (CID)

92nd Military Police Company

972nd Military Police Company

94th Military Police Company

4th Battalion, 42nd Field Artillery Regiment

518th Military Police Battalion

A Battery, 26th Field Artillery

783d Military Police Battalion

 
My Photos From This Battle or Operation
No Available Photos

  650 Also There at This Battle:
  • Accattato, Rocco, PFC, (1943-1945)
  • Asher, LD, LTC, (1936-1960)
  • Ashworth, Howard Hugh, S/Sgt, (1942-1945)
  • Austin, John, S/Sgt, (1943-1945)
  • Bailey, Olen, 1st Sgt, (1942-1945)
  • Belan, Elmer, T/5, (1943-1948)
  • Berkowitz, Leo, 1st Sgt, (1942-1946)
  • Black, Eric, 1LT, (1941-1945)
  • Blansfield, James Julian, PFC, (1941-1945)
  • Boal, Delbert, PFC, (1941-1945)
  • Bolio, Robert, Cpl, (1943-1945)
  • Brasfield, Casper Lafayette, Sgt, (1942-1945)
  • Brown, Garfield, Cpl, (1942-1946)
  • Brown, James, 1LT, (1942-1945)
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