Chris Carr (Karaberis) (1914 - 1970)

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Nicknames: "Chris Carr", "Christos H. Karaberis"
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Birthplace: Manchester, Hillsborough, NH, USA
Death: Died
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About Chris Carr (Karaberis)

The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Sergeant Chris Carr, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism on October 1 and 2, 1944, while serving with Company L, 337th Infantry Regiment, 85th Infantry Division, in action at Guignola, Italy Leading a squad of Company L, Sergeant Carr gallantly cleared the way for his company's approach along a ridge toward its objective, the Casoni di Remagna. When his platoon was pinned down by heavy fire from enemy mortars, machineguns, machine pistols, and rifles, he climbed in advance of his squad on a maneuver around the left flank to locate and eliminate the enemy gun positions. Undeterred by deadly fire that ricocheted off the barren rocky hillside, he crept to the rear of the first machinegun and charged, firing his submachine gun. In this surprise attack he captured eight prisoners and turned them over to his squad before striking out alone for a second machinegun. Discovered in his advance and subjected to direct fire from the hostile weapon, he leaped to his feet and ran forward, weaving and crouching, pouring automatic fire into the emplacement that killed four of its defenders and forced the surrender of a lone survivor. He again moved forward through heavy fire to attack a third machinegun. When close to the emplacement, he closed with a nerve-shattering shout and burst of fire. Paralyzed by his whirlwind attack, all four gunners immediately surrendered. Once more advancing aggressively in the face of a thoroughly alerted enemy, he approached a point of high ground occupied by two machineguns which were firing on his company on the slope below. Charging the first of these weapons, he killed four of the crew and captured three more. The six defenders of the adjacent position, cowed by the savagery of his assault, immediately gave up. By his one-man attack, heroically and voluntarily undertaken in the face of tremendous risks, Sergeant Karaberis captured five enemy machinegun positions, killed eight Germans, took 22 prisoners, cleared the ridge leading to his company's objective, and drove a deep wedge into the enemy line, making it possible for his battalion to occupy important, commanding ground. (Chris Carr's name legally changed from CHRISTOS H. KARABERIS, under which name the medal was awarded )

General Orders: War Department, General Orders No. 97 (November 1, 1945)

Action Date: October 01 & 2, 1944

Service: Army

Rank: Sergeant

Company: Company L

Regiment: 337th Infantry Regiment

Division: 85th Infantry Division

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Chris Carr aka Christos H. Karaberis's Timeline

1914
April 6, 1914
Manchester, Hillsborough, NH, USA
1970
September 16, 1970
Age 56
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Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, USA