Charles H. Coolidge

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Charles Henry Coolidge
Coolidge is congratulated by Lt. Gen Wade H. Haislip after he was presented with the Medal of Honor
Born(1921-08-04)August 4, 1921
Signal Mountain, Tennessee, U.S.
DiedApril 6, 2021(2021-04-06) (aged 99)
Chattanooga, Tennessee, U.S.
AllegianceUnited States of America
Service/branchUnited States Army
RankTechnical Sergeant
Unit3rd Battalion, 141st Infantry Regiment, 36th Infantry Division
Battles/warsWorld War II
AwardsMedal of Honor
Légion d'honneur

Charles Henry Coolidge (August 4, 1921 – April 6, 2021)[1] was a United States Army soldier. He was awarded the United States military's highest decoration—the Medal of Honor. He received this honor for his actions in World War II. He was the oldest living person to have been given the Medal of Honor at the time of his death.

Coolidge died on April 6, 2021 at his home in Chattanooga, Tennessee from problems caused by multiple sclerosis, aged 99.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. WWII Army Enlistment Records
  2. Carroll, David. "Local World War II veteran & Medal of Honor recipient Charles H. Coolidge dies at 99". WRCB. Retrieved April 7, 2021.