JOHN R. FOX
One enlistment Ohio 372nd Infantry. Honorable discharge,
March 22, 1940. R.O.T.C. graduate and commissioned,
Wilberforce University, June 13, 1940.
February 28, 1941, Fort Devens,
Mass.; August 15, 1941, Fort Benning, Georgia, the Infantry
School. Graduate of Rifle and
Heavy Weapons Course.
Distinguished Service Cross
(posthumously) for calling down artillery
fire on his own position to stop an enemy
advance. Read the May 16, 1982 article about
the ceremony, and the
speech by my father from 1992
for details of the abuse and neglect Lt. Fox and other heroes of the
segregated regiment faced because of institutional racism in the
segregated U.S. Army.
30-Apr-96 - Lt. John R. Fox recommended to receive the
Medal of Honor.
Published articles on the subject from ...
1997-01-13 - Lt. John R. Fox awarded the
Medal of Honor!
On 1997-01-13, Arlene Fox, the widow of Lt. John R. Fox, recieved his postumous
Medal of Honor from President Clinton in a
White House ceremony which was broadcast
live on C-SPAN ... I managed to capture a copy on video tape, and hope to add
the video to this page someday.
2005-05-05: Found some more sites ...
2006-02-10: Hasbro Offers 'Buffalo Soldier' GI Joe Action Figure Commemoration Lt. John R. Fox
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