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Capt John E Abbott, Jr

Capt John E Abbott, Jr

320th Infantry Regiment - Company K

John Edward Abbott, the son of John and Lily Abbott, was born on November 6, 1919 in San Diego, California. He joined Company K, 320th Infantry Regiment as a 1st Lieutenant on July 17, 1944 and was promoted to Captain on December 16, 1944, He was wounded in action on January 2, 1945 but he remained on duty. Capt. Abbott was Killed in Action 3 days later on January 5, 1945.

Bronze Star Medal Citation

First Lieutenant John E Abbott, Jr, O26234, Infantry, United States Army, for meritorious service in connection with military operations against an enemy of the United States in France from 8 to 13 November 1944. Entered military service from California

General Orders No. 56, Headquarters 35th Infantry Division, 12 December 1944

Silver Star Medal

Silver Star Medal (Posthumous) Citation

Captain John E Abbott, Jr, O26234, Infantry, United States Army, for gallantry in action near * * * *, Luxembourg from 27 December 1944 to 5 January 1945. When his objective was high ground to his front, Captain Abbott was advancing with his company, but halted his men while he went forward, killed the enemy sentry and thus surprised enemy troops in their foxholes. Two days later, Captain Abbott, while leading his men, was wounded in the face by shrapnel, but refused evacuation until he had assured himself of the safety and welfare of his troops. On 5 January, during an attack, Captain Abbott exposed himself to intense enemy fire in order to move among his men, personally checking their ammunition and rations, in a zealous endeavor to promote their efficiency. While so engaged, he was killed by enemy fire. Captain Abbott's leadership, consideration for his men, and constant zeal for the success of his unit, are in accord with military tradition. Entered service from California.

General Orders No. 16, Headquarters 35th Infantry Division, 9 March 1945

Captain John E Abbott, Jr is buried at Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery in San Diego, California.


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