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b. 16/11/1946 Brooklyn, New York.  d. 14/01/1969 Tay Ninh, Vietnam.

 

DATE OF MOH ACTION: 14/01/1969 Tay Ninh, Vietnam.

 

Vietnam Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. Served in the Vietnam War in the United States Army as a First Lieutenant in Company C, 2nd Battalion Mechanized), 22nd Infantry, 25th Infantry Division. He was awarded the CMOH for his bravery at Tay Ninh Province, Republic of Vietnam, on January 14, 1969. His Medal was posthumously awarded to his family by President Richard Nixon on August 6, 1970.

 

MOH CITATION:

 

For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty. 1st Lt. Warren, distinguished himself at the cost of his life while serving as a platoon leader with Company C. While moving through a rubber plantation to reinforce another friendly unit, Company C came under intense fire from a well-fortified enemy force. Disregarding his safety, 1st Lt. Warren with several of his men began maneuvering through the hail of enemy fire toward the hostile positions. When he had come to within 6 feet of one of the enemy bunkers and was preparing to toss a hand grenade into it, an enemy grenade was suddenly thrown into the middle of his small group. Thinking only of his men, 1st Lt. Warren fell in the direction of the grenade, thus shielding those around him from the blast. His action, performed at the cost of his life, saved 3 men from serious or mortal injury. First Lt. Warren's ultimate action of sacrifice to save the lives of his men was in keeping with the highest traditions of the military service and reflects great credit on him, his unit, and the U.S. Army

 

BURIAL LOCATION: LONG ISLAND NATIONAL CEMETERY, EAST FARMINGDALE, NEW YORK.

Section O, Grave 33144

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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John Earl Warren Jnr

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