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Pvt James Howard Monroe
Birth: Oct. 17, 1944
Aurora
Kane County
Illinois, USA
Death: Feb. 16, 1967, Vietnam

Vietnam War Congressional Medal of Honor recipient. Served as a Private First Class, U.S. Army, Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 8th Cavalry, 1st Cavalry Division. At Bong Son, Hoai Nhon Province, Republic of Vietnam, on February 16, 1967, Pfc. Monroe’s platoon was deployed in a night ambush when the position was suddenly subjected to an intense grenade attack. Responding to the calls for help from the wounded men Pfc. Monroe moved forward through heavy small-arms fire to the foxhole but found that all of the men had expired. He turned immediately and crawled back through the deadly hail of fire toward other calls for aid. He moved to the platoon sergeant's position where he found the radio operator bleeding profusely from fragmentation and bullet wounds. Ignoring the continuing enemy attack, Pfc. Monroe began treating the wounded man when he saw a live grenade fall directly in front of the position. He shouted a warning to all those nearby, pushed the wounded radio operator and the platoon sergeant to one side, and lunged forward to smother the grenade's blast with his body. Through his actions, Pfc. Monroe saved the lives of 2 of his comrades and prevented the probable injury of several others. His Medal of Honor was awarded posthumously and accredited to the state of Illinois.  (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
Burial:
Wheaton Cemetery
Wheaton
DuPage County
Illinois, USA
 
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Originally Created by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
Record added: Jul 04, 2003
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