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A soldier’s story: In memory of Milton ‘Chris’ Christian, ‘Private First Class, totally First Class, all the way’

From 1943 to 1946 Christian served as a machine gunner with the 29th Infantry Division. He doesn’t consider himself a hero, although his collection of medals tells another story – Purple Heart, Good Conduct Medal, European-African Middle Eastern Campaign Medal, Victory Medal, Combat Infantryman Badge 1st Award, Honorable Service Lapel Button, Marksman Badge – ribbons he says he earned simply doing his job, protecting his fellow soldiers. READ MORE