James Phillip Connor

James Phillip Connor

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James Phillip Connor (January 12, 1919–July 27, 1994) was a sergeant in the United States Army who received the Medal of Honor after leading a platoon of 36 men attached to the 7th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Infantry Division against German positions, defended by snipers and machine gun nests, at Cape Cavalaire, France on August 15, 1944. Seriously wounded in the course of the assault, the third suffered while on active duty, he continued to fight alongside his men until his injuries forced him to stand down (although he continued to direct the assault).

Although losing one-third of his platoon, Connor's men were successfully able to outflank the enemy killing seven German soldiers and capturing forty more as well as taking a considerable amount of supplies including three machine guns.

Medal of Honor citation

His official citation states "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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