The veteran died at the age of 99 and received the country’s highest military medal, the Medal of Honor.
A museum named after him said that an American veteran did a great job fighting the German army in eastern France in 1944 and died this week at the age of 99.
Charles Coolidge (Charles Coolidge), the oldest recipient of America’s most prestigious Military Medal of Honor, died on Tuesday. “peacefully” The Medal of Honor at the National Heritage Center in Chattanooga, in the southeastern United States, said it was named in his honor.
During World War II, Charles Coolidge fought North Africa and Italy for the first time. In 1944, after landing in Anzio, he participated in the battle to retake Rome from the Germans.
In August 1944, the division was sent to the south of France, and then Rhône joined the Moselle (Moselle) and fought against the French First Army, which suffered heavy losses. In October, Mr. Coolidge, the then sergeant, met a German company in the Vosges Forest in Belmont-sur-Bitete, and was in a row accompanied by a tank. In the absence of personnel, the 23-year-old soldier commanded the platoon and attempted to bluff and demand the enemy to surrender, but was shot violently.
“During four consecutive days of hard fighting, the enemy launched multiple attacks, and Sergeant Coolidge marched on the front line within the range of direct fire, commanding, comforting and appeasing his men, most of whom were recruits.”, The museum said. “Because of Mr. Coolidge’s excellent command, the number of this group has been reduced, and the equipment is not much. It has been able to repel the enemy several times.”
The Germans asked for reinforcements, and Charles Coolidge seized a bazooka. Seeing that it didn’t work, he threw a grenade at the enemy troops before withdrawing to the troops, without having to regret the casualties of the other side.
son “An extraordinary and heroic command” He won the Medal of Honor the following year. Before the war ended, the veteran returned to his hometown of Tennessee and raised three children.