A Soldier's Story: Lieutenant Jack Cleveland Montgomery

Born on July 23, 1917, in Long, Oklahoma, Lieutenant Jack Cleveland Montgomery graduated from the Chilocco Indian Agricultural School (Lieutenant Montgomery was a member of the Cherokee Native American Tribe) and played running back for the school football team.

He enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1937 and, during World War II, was deployed to Italy.  There, Lieutenant Jack C. Montgomery earned a Congressional Medal Of Honor by single-handedly attacking (and taking) enemy positions, armed with an M1 rifle, a carbine, and some grenades. He was seriously wounded during this firefight.

He returned to his home in Oklahoma shortly after and died on June 11, 2002.  He rests in the Fort Gibson National Cemetery.


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