Charles J. Denholm


Medal_of_Honor_ribbon-131x37Distinguished Service Cross
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  • Rank and organization: Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Army, 16th Infantry, 1st Infantry Division
  • Place and date: Near ***, Sicily, *** July 1943
  • G.O. No.: HQ, Seventh U.S. Army, General Orders No. 31 (1943)

Charles J. Denholm, O-21293, Lieutenant Colonel, 16th Infantry, for extraordinary heroism in action.
On *** July 1943 near ***, Sicily, his battalion having been overrun by tanks, Lieutenant Colonel Denholm ordered them to withdraw. Remaining behind with two other officers and two enlisted men, he manhandled three antitank guns into positions and manned one of them himself. Although seriously wounded twice, he remained at the gun firing until one tank had been knocked out and another stopped. Only when the remaining tanks were almost on top of his position did Lieutenant Colonel Denholm and his party withdraw to the rear. Entered military service from Pennsylvania.

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