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Author Topic: Assenois [B] - Memorial James Hendrix - Medal of Honour  (Read 4269 times)


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« on: 1 November 2008, 23:03:58 »

Memorial for James Hendrix.
Rewarded with the Medal of Honour for action in Assenois at December 26th 1944

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James R. Hendrix (August 20, 1925 – November 14, 2002) was a United States Army soldier and a recipient of the United States military's highest decoration—the Medal of Honor—for his actions in World War II.

Hendrix joined the Army from his birth place of Lepanto, Arkansas, and by December 26, 1944 was serving as a private in Company C, 53rd Armored Infantry Battalion, 4th Armored Division. On that day, near Assenois, Belgium, he captured two enemy artillery guncrews, held off the fire of two machine guns until wounded comrades could be evacuated, and then rescued a soldier from a burning vehicle. For these actions, he was awarded the Medal of Honor nine months later, on September 1, 1945.

Hendrix reached the rank of Master Sergeant and served during the Korean and Vietnam Wars before leaving the Army. He died at age 77 and was buried in the Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, Florida.

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