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Old 15 April 2021, 19:25
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Oldest living MOH recipient passed away

Charles H. Coolidge, the oldest living MOH recipient passed away April 6th at the age of 99. He was the only remaining recipient from the European theater. RIP Sir!
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Old 15 April 2021, 19:26
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Old 15 April 2021, 19:30
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Old 15 April 2021, 19:59
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RIP Sir

https://www.cmohs.org/recipients/charles-h-coolidge
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Old 15 April 2021, 21:01
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99, A very good run.
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Old 15 April 2021, 22:47
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Old 16 April 2021, 02:36
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A great man. RIP.
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Old 16 April 2021, 04:12
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Old 16 April 2021, 11:06
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Old 17 April 2021, 14:27
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RIP, this portion of his MOH citation caught my attention.

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They ran into an enemy force in the woods estimated to be an infantry company. TSgt. Coolidge, attempting to bluff the Germans by a show of assurace and boldness, called upon them to surrender, whereupon the enemy opened fire.
I was watching A Bridge Too Far the other night, TSgt. Coolidge's actions reminded me of this scene in the movie, my favorite scene in the movie too.

Insert that old standby . before com.

https://www.youtubeDOTcom/watch?v=-Li65P_3lvM

Have to appreciate the boldness of the gesture.
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Old 17 April 2021, 20:08
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