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


 Last Photo   Personal Details 

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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/Rhineland Campaign (1944-45)
From Month/Year
September / 1944
To Month/Year
March / 1945

Description
(Rhineland Campaign 15 September 1944 to 21 March 1945) Attempting to outflank the Siegfried Line, the Allies tried an airborne attack on Holland on 17 September 1944. But the operation failed, and the enemy was able to strengthen his defensive line from Holland to Switzerland. Little progress was made on the ground, but the aerial attacks on strategic targets continued. Then, having regained the initiative after defeating a German offensive in the Ardennes in December 1944, the Allies drove through to the Rhine, establishing a bridgehead across the river at Remagen.
   
My Participation in This Battle or Operation
From Month/Year
September / 1944
To Month/Year
March / 1945
 
Last Updated:
Mar 16, 2020
   
Personal Memories
   
Units Participated in Operation

A Battery, 559th Anti-Aircraft Artillery Battalion

HHC, 899th Tank Battalion

1st Battalion, 18th Infantry Regiment

307th Military Police Company

978th Military Police Company

21st Military Police Company (Airborne)

66th Military Police Company

5th Military Police Battalion (CID)

3rd Military Police Company

3rd Infantry Division

230th Military Police Company

504th Military Police Battalion

218th Military Police Company

401st Military Police Company

11th Military Police Battalion (CID)

571st Military Police Company

972nd Military Police Company

351st Military Police Company

64th Military Police Company

759th Military Police Battalion

142nd Military Police Company, 94th Military Police Battalion

65th Military Police Company

94th Military Police Company

154th Transportation Company

4th Battalion, 42nd Field Artillery Regiment

518th Military Police Battalion

644th Tank Destroyer Battalion

A Battery, 26th Field Artillery

508th Military Police Battalion

783d Military Police Battalion

385th Military Police Battalion

HHC

 
My Photos From This Battle or Operation
No Available Photos

  1152 Also There at This Battle:
  • Accattato, Rocco, PFC, (1943-1945)
  • Allison, William H., Sgt, (1944-1946)
  • Allworth, Edward A., 2LT, (1941-1945)
  • Angileri, Joseph, T/Sgt, (1942-1946)
  • Ashworth, Howard Hugh, S/Sgt, (1942-1945)
  • Assante, Howard, T/4, (1942-1945)
  • Austin, John, S/Sgt, (1943-1945)
  • Babbitt, Hadley Charles, Cpl, (1942-1946)
  • Badger, Edward Rhoades, 1LT, (1942-1946)
  • Bahlau, Frederick Arthur, 1LT, (1942-1945)
  • Bailey, Doug, PFC, (1940-1945)
  • Bailey, Olen, 1st Sgt, (1942-1945)
  • Bangsboll, Leif, LTC, (1943-1963)
  • Barrett, William Clarence, CPT, (1941-1947)
  • Battaglia, John, Pvt, (1942-1945)
  • Baymor, Michael, COL, (1940-1975)
  • Beck, Carl, M/Sgt, (1942-1963)
  • Berkowitz, Leo, 1st Sgt, (1942-1946)
  • Betts, Feroen, S/Sgt, (1942-1945)
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