b. 09/05/1917 Borton, Illinois. d. 02/04/2001 Palo Alto, California.
DATE OF MOH ACTION: 25/06/1944 Fort du Roule, France.
World War II Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He also earned a Purple Heart with three Oak Leaf Clusters and a Bronze Star with one Oak Leaf Cluster for his wartime service. Carlos later served as national president of the Congressional Medal of Honor Society. Gov. Ronald Reagan appointed Ogden director of the California Selective Service System in 1967. He was active as a Mason and a Kiwanian and was honored for his work numerous times. Ogden served as a First Lieutenant, United States Army, Company K, 314th Infantry, 79th Infantry Division. He was awarded his medal for service near Fort du Roule, Cherbourg, France, on June 25, 1944.
On the morning of June 25, 1944, near Fort du Roule, guarding the approaches to Cherbourg, France, 1st Lt. Ogden's company was pinned down by fire from a German 88-mm. gun and 2 machineguns. Arming himself with an M-1 rifle, a grenade launcher, and a number of rifle and handgrenades, he left his company in position and advanced alone, under fire, up the slope toward the enemy emplacements. Struck on the head and knocked down by a glancing machinegun bullet, 1st Lt. Ogden, in spite of his painful wound and enemy fire from close range, continued up the hill. Reaching a vantage point, he silenced the 88mm. gun with a well-placed rifle grenade and then, with handgrenades, knocked out the 2 machineguns, again being painfully wounded. 1st Lt. Ogden's heroic leadership and indomitable courage in alone silencing these enemy weapons inspired his men to greater effort and cleared the way for the company to continue the advance and reach its objectives.
BURIAL LOCATION: ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY, ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA.
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