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Madison County Alabama Medal of Honor Recipient…

Lt. Cecil Bolton

 Born in Crawfordsville, Fl., grew up in Sheffield, Al. and 
enlisted in the U.S. Army on 27 July, 1942 at Huntsville. Al. 
On 2 November, 1944 in Holland, Lt. Bolton, although 
severely wounded, waded across a canal to eliminate 
an enemy machine gun position, returned to pick up 
assistance and again crossed the icy waters to knock out 
another machine gun and an artillery piece before 
painfully crawling back to his own lines. He was awarded 
the Medal of Honor at a White house ceremony. 
Lt. Bolton remained in the Army and retired with 
the rank of Colonel. He died 22 January, 1965 
in San Antonio, TX.

Military Hall Of Heroes
Madison County Courthouse  100 Northside Square, Huntsville, AL 35801  

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