Sgt. James P. Connor Memorial Circle

Sgt. James P. Connor Memorial Circle (HM6VV)

Location: Bear, DE 19701 New Castle County
Country: United States of America

N 39° 32.974', W 75° 44.472'

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Born in Wilmington, Delaware, on January 12, 1919, James P. Connor entered the U.S. Army in January 1941. As a member of the 7th Infantry, 3rd Division, he was a participant in the amphibious landing at Cape Cavalaire in southern France. On August 15, 1944, Sgt. Connor was assigned to a battle patrol whose mission was to destroy enemy fortifications that threatened the troops that were coming ashore. Seriously wounded by a mine that killed his platoon lieutenant, Sgt. Connor refused medical aid and inspired the men to cross a mine-saturated beach under intense fire. Though wounded again, he led the patrol through nearly impregnable mortar concentrations. Despite receiving a third grave wound, which rendered him unable to stand, Sgt. Connor continued to give orders and direct the assault. Reduced to less than one-third of its original strength, the patrol took all their assigned objectives, successfully completing their mission, and saving many lives as a result. Discharged in 1945, Sgt. Connor returned to his native state, where he resided until his death on July 27, 1994. In recognition of his bravery, devotion, and sacrifice, Sgt. James P. Connor was awarded our Nation's highest military tribute, the Congressional Medal of Honor.
HM NumberHM6VV
Series This marker is part of the Medal of Honor Recipients series
Marker NumberNC-126_MARKE
Year Placed2002
Placed ByDelaware Public Archives
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, September 11th, 2014 at 12:29am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 436317 N 4378027
Decimal Degrees39.54956667, -75.74120000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 32.974', W 75° 44.472'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 32' 58.44" N, 75° 44' 28.32" W
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Area Code(s)302
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1201-1965 Chesapeake City Rd, Bear DE 19701, US
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