George Joseph Peters-WWII Hero,sacrificed his life for others.

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Born: Mar. 19, 1923 . Cranston Providence County  Rhode Island, USA.

Died:Mar. 24, 1945 Düsseldorf .Düsseldorfer Stadtkreis .Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany.

World War II Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He served in the United States Army during World War II as a Private in Company G, 507th Parachute Infantry, 17th Airborne Division. He was awarded the CMOH for his bravery at Fluren, Germany, on March 24, 1945.

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His citation reads “Pvt. Peters, a platoon radio operator with Company G, made a descent into Germany near Fluren, east of the Rhine. With 10 others, he landed in a field about 75 yards from a German machinegun supported by riflemen, and was immediately pinned down by heavy, direct fire. The position of the small unit seemed hopeless with men struggling to free themselves of their parachutes in a hail of bullets that cut them off from their nearby equipment bundles, when Pvt. Peters stood…

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