Chris Carr was born in Manchester, N.H. on April 6, 1914. Carr enlisted and stayed in the Army, attaining the rank of Sergeant First Class and also serving during the Korean War. He passed away on September 16, 1970. Huntington Beach has a park named in his honor.

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The President of the United States of America, authorized by

Act of Congress, 3 March 1863, has awarded the Medal of Honor to

Sergeant Chris Carr

United States Army


Citation: Sgt. Chris Carr, U.S. Army, Company L, 337th Infantry, 85th Infantry Division. On 1–2 October, 1944, he gallantly cleared the way for his company to reach the Casoni di Ramagna near Guignola, Italy. When his platoon was pinned down by heavy enemy small weapons fire, he climbed alone around the left flank of the German positions to find and eliminate the enemy.

Undeterred by the deadly fire, he crept to the rear to a machine gun position and charged. He quickly captured eight prisoners turned them over to his squad, and then set out for the second position. Discovered by the enemy, he leapt to his feet, taking the second position while killing four and capturing one.

Sgt. Carr then moved forward under heavy fire, to a third position, with a shout and a burst of fire. He captured the position and four more Germans. Once more advancing in the face of and alerted enemy, he approached a point of ground occupied by two machine guns. In his assault on these positions he killed four and captured nine more.

By his one-man attack, Sergeant Carr captured five enemy positions, killed eight Germans, and captured 22 more, enabling his battalion to occupy commanding ground.

Orange County Walk of Honor by AMVETS


More about Chris Carr:

Notable Orange County Veterans:

1st Lieutenant Kenneth A. Walsh, Medal of Honor: World War II Fighter Ace

Captain Nelson M. Holderman, Medal of Honor:  World War I Hero

Captain William E. Barber, Medal of Honor: Fought at Iwo Jima

Corporal Tibor Rubin, Medal of Honor: Korean War – 1st Cavalry Division

Lance Corporal Kenneth L. Worley, Medal of Honor: Gave His Life for his Country

Lieutenant (J. G.) Donald A. Gary, Medal of Honor: Officer on The USS Franklin in Japan

Master-At-Arms Second Class Michael A. Monsoor, Medal of Honor: Navy Seal Dies While Saving His Comrades

PFC Clarence B. Craft, Medal of Honor: Hastened the End of the Campaign on Okinawa

Specialist Fourth Class John P. Baca, Medal of Honor: Vietnam Vet Protects His Troops

Staff Sergeant Walter D. Ehlers, Medal of Honor: Stormed Omaha Beach on D-Day

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