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James R Hendrix - Davenport, Florida, USA.
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member veritas vita
N 28° 09.518 W 081° 36.197
17R E 440770 N 3114922
Quick Description: James R Hendrix - Medal of Honor recipient, has a polished granite monument and the American Flag flying in his honour. Located in Davenport, Florida, USA.
Location: Florida, United States
Date Posted: 4/18/2014 9:06:03 AM
Waymark Code: WMKHRW
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 3

Long Description:
James R Hendrix - Davenport, Florida, USA.

"James R. Hendrix, who received the Medal of Honor for single-handedly capturing 13 German soldiers and rescuing fellow G.I.'s while under fire in the Battle of the Bulge in World War II, died Thursday November 14th 2002 at his home in Davenport, Florida. He was 77." Text Source: (visit link)

"James Richard Hendrix (August 20, 1925 – November 14, 2002) was a United States Army soldier and a recipient of the United States military's highest decoration—the Medal of Honor—for his actions in World War II.

Hendrix was born and raised in Lepanto, Arkansas, the son of a sharecropper. He left school after the third grade to work in the fields. In 1944, at age 18, he was drafted into the U.S. Army and sent to basic training in Florida, the first time he had been more than a few miles from his hometown.

After training, Hendrix was sent to Europe as a private with the 53rd Armored Infantry Battalion, 4th Armored Division. After waiting out the invasion of Normandy aboard ship in the English Channel, his unit landed and joined the drive across France and into Belgium as part of General George Patton's Third Army.

On December 26, 1944, near Assenois, Belgium, Hendrix captured two enemy artillery guncrews, held off the fire of two machine guns until wounded comrades could be evacuated, and then rescued a soldier from a burning vehicle. For these actions, he was awarded the Medal of Honor nine months later, on September 1, 1945.

Hendrix reached the rank of master sergeant and served during the Korean War before leaving the Army in 1965. He died at age 77 and was buried in the Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, Florida." Text Source, and for more info: (visit link)
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