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The Ambush at Valmontone: Privates Christian & Johnson (June 2-3,1944)

On June 2-3, 1944 near Valmontone, Italy, soldiers of the 3rd Infantry Division‘s 15th Infantry Regiment were ambushed by a Nazi mixed infantry and armor force. Two of the men caught in the ambush – both privates – on their own initiative sacrificed their own lives in lone attacks that diverted the enemy’s attention and allowed their comrades to escape.

Their names were Herbert F. Christian and Elden H. Johnston. Both men posthumously received the Medal of Honor.

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