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 Fields was born in Caddo, Texas on June 26, 1920.


1939 19 Years Old He graduated from Mirabeau Lamar High School in Houston, Texas in 1939.


1942 22 Years Old He attended the University of Oklahoma before he was drafted into the U.S. Army from Houston in February 1942, and by September 27, 1944 was serving as a first lieutenant and a platoon commander in Company A, 10th Armored Infantry Battalion (redesignated from the 10th Armored Infantry Regiment in September 1943), 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 He was awarded the Medal of Honor five months later, on February 27, 1945. … Read More


1970 50 Years Old He was an independent oil operator in Texas after the war, and died on June 17, 1970 at age 49. … Read More
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