Charles Coolidge was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor for his actions near Belmont-Sur-Buttant, France in October of 1944. After capturing a hill near Belmont-Sur-Buttant Coolidge and his platoon were charged with securing the objective. They eliminated one German patrol and soon faced the threat of armored reinforcements. Coolidge stood and challenged the tank commander personally and then led the platoon to victory over the German forces. All told over 80 enemy soldiers were killed or wounded.
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