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First Name: James

Last Name: Bobo

Birthplace: Corsicana, TX, USA

Gender: Male

Branch: Army (1784 - present)

Home of Record: Dallas, TX
Middle Name: C.

Date of Birth: 27 February 1918

Date of Death: 16 April 1945

Rank: First Lieutenant

Years Served:
James C. Bobo

•  World War II (1941 - 1945)


James C. Bobo

1st Lieutenant, U. S. Army

Distinguished Service Cross

Headquarters, Seventh U.S. Army, General Orders No. 574 (1945)
(Citation Needed) - SYNOPSIS: First Lieutenant (Cavalry) James Cecil Bobo (ASN: 0-1031888), United States Army, was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company C, 116th Cavalry Reconnaissance Squadron, in action against enemy forces on 8, 12, and 16 April 1945.
On that date, his platoon was fired on by an enemy machine gun as they entered a town. Lieutenant Bobo dismounted from his armored car, crawled to the enemy's rear and destroyed the hostile emplacement. Four days later, he killed two enemy snipers with hand grenades and his carbine and captured four Germans. Two days later, while reconnoitering for a new route of approach, Lieutenant Bobo annihilated a hostile machine gun and Panzerfaust nest by crawling to within twenty-five yards of the position and hurling grenades. While advancing shortly afterwards, he was killed by a sniper. First Lieutenant Bobo's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.

Origin of Nickname/Handle:

Texas WWII Exceptional Gallantry

Honoree ID: 105937   Created by: MHOH




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