March 4, 2015

Harry McLeary Wurzbach

Harry McLeary Wurzbach
May 19, 1874 - San Antonio
November 6, 1931 - Seguin, Texas

United States Congressman (1921-1929, 1930-1931)

GPS Coordinates
29° 25.294, -098° 28.054

Section J
San Antonio National Cemetery
San Antonio

March 1, 2015

Glenn Corbett

Glenn Edwin Rothenburg
August 17, 1933 - El Monte, California
January 16, 1993 - San Antonio, Texas

Actor, The Crimson Kimono (1959)

GPS Coordinates
29° 28.564, -098° 25.806

Section Q
Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery
San Antonio

February 25, 2015

Cecil Hamilton Bolton

Cecil Hamilton Bolton
October 7, 1908 - Crawfordville, Florida
January 22, 1965 - San Antonio, Texas

World War II Medal of Honor

Citation
As leader of the weapons platoon of Company E, 413th Infantry, on the night of 2 November 1944, he fought gallantly in a pitched battle which followed the crossing of the Mark River in Holland. When 2 machineguns pinned down his company, he tried to eliminate, with mortar fire, their grazing fire which was inflicting serious casualties and preventing the company's advance from an area rocked by artillery shelling. In the moonlight it was impossible for him to locate accurately the enemy's camouflaged positions; but he continued to direct fire until wounded severely in the legs and rendered unconscious by a German shell. When he recovered consciousness he instructed his unit and then crawled to the forward rifle platoon positions. Taking a two-man bazooka team on his voluntary mission, he advanced chest deep in chilling water along a canal toward 1 enemy machinegun. While the bazooka team covered him, he approached alone to within 15 yards of the hostile emplacement in a house. He charged the remaining distance and killed the 2 gunners with hand grenades. Returning to his men he led them through intense fire over open ground to assault the second German machinegun. An enemy sniper who tried to block the way was dispatched, and the trio pressed on. When discovered by the machinegun crew and subjected to direct fire, 1st Lt. Bolton killed 1 of the 3 gunners with carbine fire, and his 2 comrades shot the others. Continuing to disregard his wounds, he led the bazooka team toward an 88-mm. artillery piece which was having telling effect on the American ranks, and approached once more through icy canal water until he could dimly make out the gun's silhouette. Under his fire direction, the two soldiers knocked out the enemy weapon with rockets. On the way back to his own lines he was again wounded. To prevent his men being longer subjected to deadly fire, he refused aid and ordered them back to safety, painfully crawling after them until he reached his lines, where he collapsed. 1st Lt. Bolton's heroic assaults in the face of vicious fire, his inspiring leadership, and continued aggressiveness even through suffering from serious wounds, contributed in large measure to overcoming strong enemy resistance and made it possible for his battalion to reach its objective.

GPS Coordinates
29° 28.697, -098° 25.960

Section PC
Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery
San Antonio

February 22, 2015

Benjamin Johnson

Benjamin Johnson
June 8, 1815 - Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana
October 13, 1872 - Jefferson County, Texas

Soldier of San Jacinto

GPS Coordinates
29° 43.108, -093° 54.319


Sabine Pass Cemetery
Sabine Pass

February 18, 2015

Samuel Bronson Cooper

Samuel Bronson Cooper
May 30, 1850 - Eddyville, Kentucky
August 21, 1918 - New York City, New York

United States Congressman (1893-1905, 1907-1909)

GPS Coordinates
30° 06.146, -094° 06.107


Magnolia Cemetery
Beaumont