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James H. Fields

United States Army Medal of Honor Recipient
Born Jun 26, 1920

James H. Fields was a United States Army officer and a recipient of the United States military's highest decoration—the Medal of Honor—for his actions in World War II.

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1920 Birth Born on June 26, 1920.


1942 22 Years Old Fields was drafted into the Army from Houston, Texas in February 1942, and by September 27, 1944 was serving as a first lieutenant in 10th Armored Infantry Regiment, 4th Armored Division. … Read More
1944 24 Years Old For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at risk of life above and beyond the call of duty, at Rechicourt, France. On September 27, 1944, during a sharp action with the enemy infantry and tank forces, 1st Lt. Fields personally led his platoon in a counterattack on the enemy position. … Read More
1945 25 Years Old For these actions, he was awarded the Medal of Honor five months later, on February 27, 1945. … Read More


1970 50 Years Old Died on June 17, 1970.
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