James William Fous
Private First Class
3RD PLT, E CO, 4TH BN, 47TH INFANTRY, 9TH INF DIV, USARV
Army of the United States
Omaha, Nebraska
October 14, 1946 to May 14, 1968
JAMES W FOUS is on the Wall at Panel 60E, Line 11

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James W Fous
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08 Oct 2007

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John Sharp
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The President of the United States
in the name of the Congress of the United States
takes pride in presenting the

MEDAL OF HONOR

posthumously to

JAMES WILLIAM FOUS
Private First Class
United States Army

for service as set forth in the following

CITATION:

For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty. PFC Fous distinguished himself at the risk of his life while serving as a rifleman with Company E. PFC Fous was participating in a reconnaissance-in-force mission when his unit formed its perimeter defense for the night. PFC Fous, together with 3 other American soldiers, occupied a position in a thickly vegetated area facing a woodline. PFC Fous detected 3 Viet Cong maneuvering toward his position and, after alerting the other men, directed accurate fire upon the enemy soldiers, silencing 2 of them. The third Viet Cong soldier managed to escape in the thick vegetation after throwing a hand grenade into PFC Fous' position. Without hesitation, PFC Fous shouted a warning to his comrades and leaped upon the lethal explosive, absorbing the blast with his body to save the lives of the 3 men in the area at the sacrifice of his life. PFC Fous' extraordinary heroism at the cost of his life were in keeping with the highest traditions of the military service and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the U. S. Army.



Site 685, Section G
Fort McPherson National Cemetery
Maxwell, Nebraska

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