JAMES H MONROE
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HONORED ON PANEL 15E, LINE 48 OF THE WALL

JAMES HOWARD MONROE

WALL NAME

JAMES H MONROE

PANEL / LINE

15E/48

DATE OF BIRTH

10/17/1944

CASUALTY PROVINCE

BINH DINH

DATE OF CASUALTY

02/16/1967

HOME OF RECORD

CHICAGO

COUNTY OF RECORD

Cook County

STATE

IL

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

PFC

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR JAMES HOWARD MONROE
POSTED ON 4.3.2003
POSTED BY: Jim Stepanek

VALOR. American men & women have died in wars ... WE REMEMBER!

DuPage County, Illinois "Wall of Fallen Heroes"
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POSTED ON 12.7.2002

James Howard Monroe Middel School

JAMES HOWARD MONROE MIDDEL SCHOOL WAS NAMED AFTER JAMES. THIS PAST YEAR WE HAD A ASSEMBILY ON HIS BIRTHDAY AND WE HEARD THE STORY ABOUT HOW HE HAD GAVE HIS LIFE TO SAVE OTHERS. I JUST WANTED TO SAY THAT I THANK HIM FOR ALL THE GREAT THINGS HE DID FOR OUR COUNTRY.
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POSTED ON 1.9.2002
POSTED BY: Doug Sterner

In Honor of a TRUE American Hero

In an act of heroism above and beyond the call of duty, this American gave his life so that others might live. We honor his memory and sacrifice by preserving the torch of liberty that has been passed to us.
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POSTED ON 3.26.2001
POSTED BY: CLAY MARSTON

IN REMEMBRANCE OF THIS HEROIC UNITED STATES ARMY SOLDIER WHOSE NAME SHALL LIVE FOREVER MORECONGRESSIONAL MEDAL OF HONOR


PRIVATE FIRST CLASS


JAMES HOWARD MONROE


served as a


MEDICAL AIDMAN


with


HEADQUARTERS & HEADQUARTERS COMPANY

1st BATTALION

8th CAVALRY

1st CAVALRY DIVISION (AIRMOBILE)


and was a posthumous recipient of the


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who rests in honored glory in


WHEATON CEMETERY


WHEATON, ILLINOIS



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CITATION

FOR AWARD OF THE

CONGRESSIONAL MEDAL OF HONOR

TO

PRIVATE FIRST CLASS

JAMES HOWARD MONROE



BONG SON

HOAI NHON PROVINCE

REPUBLIC OF VIETNAM

16 FEBRUARY 1967



For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action at the risk of
his life above and beyond the call of duty. His platoon was
deployed in a night ambush when the position was suddenly
subjected to an itense and accurate grenade attack, and one
foxhole was hit immediately. Responding without hesitation 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 valorous actions, performed in a flash
of inspired selflessness, PFC Monroe saved the lives of two
of his comrades and prevented the probable injury of several
others. His gallantry and intrepidity were in the highest
traditions of the United States Army, and reflect great credit
upon himself and the Armed Forces of his country.



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CONGRESSIONAL MEDAL OF HONOR


was presented to his family

on 17 October 1968

at

The Pentagon

by the

Secretary of the United States Army

Stanley R. Resor



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THE PROUD YOUNG VALOR THAT ROSE ABOVE THE MORTAL

AND THEN, AT LAST, WAS MORTAL AFTER ALL





YOU ARE NOT FORGOTTEN

NOR SHALL YOU EVER BE





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