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James Phillip Connor

Born: Jan 12, 1919

Death: Jul 27, 1994

Birthplace: Wilmington

Nationality: United States

James Phillip Connor

Date of Birth : Jan 12, 1919
Date of Death : Jul 27, 1994
Birth Place : Wilmington

James Phillip Connor was a sergeant in the United States Army who received the Medal of Honor after leading a platoon of 36 men attached to the 7th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Infantry Division against German positions, defended by snipers and machine gun nests, at Cape Cavalaire, France on August 15, 1944. Seriously wounded in the course of the assault, the third suffered while on active duty, he continued to fight alongside his men until his injuries forced him to stand down. Although losing one-third of his platoon, Connor's men were successfully able to outflank the enemy killing seven German soldiers and capturing forty more as well as taking a considerable amount of supplies including three machine guns. Connor joined the Army from his birth city of Wilmington, Delaware in January 1941. He was discharged in 1945.

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