BRAVEHORSE WARRIOR US Army 1st Lt JACK MONTGOMERY
MEDAL of HONOR
Born: Long, OK
Entered Service: Sallisaw, OK
Date/Place of Action: February 22, 1944 - Padiglione, Italy
Unit: Company I, 3d Bn, 180th Infantry, 45th Infantry Division
Presentation: Presented At the White House
By President Franklin D. Roosevelt on January 10, 1945
Buried at: Fort Gibson National Cemetery, Fort Gibson, OK
United States Army First Lieutenant Jack C. Montgomery
Jack C. Montgomery. A Cherokee Warrior from Oklahoma, and a First Lieutenant with the 45th Infantry Division Thunderbirds.
On 22 February 1944, near Padiglione, Italy, Montgomery's rifle platoon was under fire by three echelons of enemy forces,
when he single-handedly attacked all three positions, taking prisoners in the process.
As a result of his courage, Montgomery's actions demoralized the enemy and inspired fellow warriors to defeat the Axis troops.
From: historical accounts & records
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