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Kevin lopez and Amere Nelms

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Kevin lopez and Amere Nelms
James Anderson Jr
Viet Nam Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. Served during the War in Viet Nam in the United States Marine Corps as a Private First Class in the 2nd Platoon, Company F, 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marines, 3rd Marine Division. He was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor for his bravery in the Republic of Vietnam on February 28, 1967. His citation reads “For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty. Company F was advancing in dense jungle northwest of Cam Lo in an effort to extract a heavily besieged reconnaissance patrol. Pfc
He showed honor by earning the Purple Heart, National Defense, Vietnam Services,and Vietnam Campaign medals.He showed citizenship by fighting for his country and defending it .
Cause of death
1947-1967 . Suddenly, an enemy grenade landed in the midst of the marines and rolled alongside Pfc. Anderson's head. Unhesitatingly and with complete disregard for his personal safety, he reached out, grasped the grenade, pulled it to his chest and curled around it as it went off. Although several Marines received shrapnel from the grenade, his body absorbed the major force of the explosion.

Private First Class, U.S. Marine Corps, 2d , PlatoonCompany F, 2d Battalion, 3d Marines, 3d Marine Division
James anderson jr showed courage by jumping on a grenade and protecting his fellow soldier he showed patriotism by fighting for his country.
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