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Medal of Honor

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Medal of Honor

Medal of Honor

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by Michael P. Spradlin - Biography, Children's, Children's 8-12, Children's Nonfiction, History, Military, Nonfiction, Women's History

Jack C. Montgomery was a Cherokee from Oklahoma, and a first lieutenant with the 45th Infantry Division Thunderbirds. On February 22, 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, neutralizing the German machine-gunners and taking numerous prisoners in the process. Montgomery's actions demoralized the enemy and saved the lives of many American soldiers.