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John W. Minick
Birth: Jun. 14, 1908
Allegheny County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Nov. 21, 1944
Dürener Landkreis
Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany

World War II Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He was a Staff Sergeant Squad Leader in Company I, 3d Battalion, 121st Infantry, 8th Infantry Division. He was awarded the Medal of Honor for action on November 21, 1944 near Hurtgen, Germany. He was killed in action. His citation in part reads "Voluntarily, S/Sgt. Minick led four men through hazardous barbed wire and debris, finally making his way through the minefield for a distance of 300 yards. When an enemy machine gun opened fire, he signaled his men to take covered positions, edged his way alone toward the flank of the weapon, and opened fire, killing two members of the guncrew and capturing three others. Moving forward again, he encountered and engaged singlehandedly an entire company killing 20 Germans and capturing 20, and enabling his platoon to capture the remainder of the hostile group. Again moving ahead and spearheading his battalion's advance, he again encountered machine-gun fire. Crawling forward toward the weapon, he reached a point from which he knocked the weapon out of action. Still another had to be crossed. Undeterred, S/Sgt. Minick advanced forward alone through constant enemy fire and while thus moving, detonated a mine and was instantly killed." (bio by: Don Morfe) 
Family links: 
  Anthony F Minick (1880 - 1964)
  Alma Minick (1890 - 1970)
  Marjorie M Minick (1930 - 1930)*
  Lillian A Minick (1907 - 2004)*
  John W. Minick (1908 - 1944)
  Sarah Ruth Minick (1914 - 1914)*
  Margaret E Minick Nemec (1917 - 2014)*
*Calculated relationship
Westminster Memorial Gardens
Cumberland County
Pennsylvania, USA
Plot: Section F, Lot 304
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Don Morfe
Record added: Feb 26, 2003
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