Oklahoma Casualties Database

World War II

CHILDERS, JAMES ELTON

Private, U. S. Army. Home address: Anadarko, Caddo County. Mrs. Katherine Childers, Mother, 217 West Central, Anadarko. Born February 11, 1908. Enlisted May 7, 1942. Decorations: Order of the Purple Heart; Silver Star awarded posthumously. Attended public schools at Binger, Oklahoma. The Citation with the Silver Star awarded for gallantry in action, stated in part: ' , When Company I, 115th Infantry was violently counter-attacked by a strong enemy force, Private Childers, a member of an artillery forward observation party, alone and unassisted, remained at his post to provide covering fire for the withdrawal of his party." Died October 1, 1944, in action at Birgden, Germany.

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