Junior James Spurrier

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Junior James Spurrier

Birthdate: (61)
Birthplace: Russell, Kentucky, United States
Death: February 25, 1984 (61)
Place of Burial: Johnson City, Washington, Tennessee, United States
Managed by: Shirley Marie Caulk
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About Junior James Spurrier

The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Staff Sergeant Junior James Spurrier, United States Army, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty while serving with Company G, 134th Infantry Regiment, 35th Infantry Division, in action against the enemy at Achain, France, on 13 November 1944. At 2 p.m., Company G attacked the village of Achain from the east. Staff Sergeant Spurrier armed with a BAR passed around the village and advanced alone. Attacking from the west, he immediately killed three Germans. From this time until dark, Staff Sergeant Spurrier, using at different times his BAR and M-1 rifle, American and German rocket launchers, a German automatic pistol, and hand grenades, continued his solitary attack against the enemy regardless of all types of small-arms and automatic-weapons fire. As a result of his heroic actions he killed an officer and 24 enlisted men and captured two officers and two enlisted men. His valor has shed fresh honor on the U.S. Armed Forces.

General Orders: War Department, General Orders No. 18 (March 15, 1945)

Action Date: 13-Nov-44

Service: Army

Rank: Staff Sergeant

Company: Company G

Regiment: 134th Infantry Regiment

Division: 35th Infantry Division

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December 14, 1922
Russell, Kentucky, United States
February 25, 1984
Age 61
Johnson City, Washington, Tennessee, United States