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JOHN R. FOX
2nd Lieutenant

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.

Awarded the 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.

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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.

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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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