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Chris Carr
aka: Christos H. Karaberis

 

TAPS

Fading light dims the sight,
And a star gems the sky,
    Gleaming bright.
From afar drawing nigh,    
    Falls the night.


Day is done, gone the sun,
From the lake, From the hills,
    From the sky.
All is well, safel
y rest,
    God is nigh.


Then good night, Peaceful night,
Till the light of the dawn
    Shineth bright,
God is near, do not fear,
  Friend, good night.

Los Angeles National Cemetery
  275-G-15  

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Born:  April 06, 1914 at Manchester, NH

Entered Service in the US Army from Manchester, NH

Earned The Medal of Honor During World War II For heroism October 01 & 02, 1944 at Guignola, Italy

Died:  September 16, 1970 at the age of 56

When his platoon was pinned down by heavy enemy fire Sergeant Karaberis climbed in advance of his squad on a maneuver around the left flank to eliminate the enemy positions. Undeterred by deadly fire he crept to the rear of the first machinegun and charged, firing his submachine gun. In this surprise attack he captured eight prisoners and turned them over to his squad before striking out alone for a second machinegun. He leaped to his feet and ran forward, pouring automatic fire into the emplacement that killed four of its defenders and forced the surrender of a lone survivor. He again moved forward to attack a third machinegun. He closed with a nerve-shattering shout and burst of fire. Paralyzed by his whirlwind attack, all four gunners immediately surrendered. Again advancing in the face of an alerted enemy, he killed four of the crew and captured three more. The six defenders of the adjacent position, cowed by the savagery of his assault, immediately gave up. By his one-man attack, heroically and voluntarily undertaken in the face of tremendous risks, Sergeant Karaberis captured five enemy machinegun positions, killed eight Germans, took 22 prisoners, cleared the ridge leading to his company's objective.

 

 

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