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Charles H. Coolidge

Military Person from United States of America

Charles H. Coolidge is a former 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. Coolidge joined the Army from his birth city of Signal Mountain, Tennessee, and by October 24, 1944 was serving as a technical sergeant in Company M, 141st Infantry Regiment, 36th Infantry Division. During an enemy attack on that day and the following three days, east of Belmont-sur-Buttant in France, Coolidge assumed command of his group and showed conspicuous leadership. For his actions during the battle, he was awarded the Medal of Honor in July 1945. Coolidge currently resides near Chattanooga, Tennessee, where a highway and park have been named for him. On September 15, 2006, he was belatedly awarded the Légion d'honneur by officials of the French consulate at a ceremony in Coolidge Park. Technical Sergeant Coolidge's official Medal of Honor citation reads: Leading a section of heavy machineguns supported by 1 platoon of Company K, he took a position near Hill 623, east of Belmont sur Buttant, France, on October 24, 1944, with the mission of covering the right flank of the 3d Battalion and supporting  ( Wikipedia article )

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Personal facts

Date of birth
1921
Place of birth
Signal Mountain
Nationality
United States of America

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