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b. 22/11/1894 Tyrone, New York. d. 15/09/1978 Sinclairville, New York.

 

DATE OF MOH ACTION: 06/10/1918 Argonne Forest, France.

 

World War I Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. Peck served as a Private, United States Army, Company A, 307th Infantry, 77th Division. He was awarded his medal for service In the Argonne Forest, France, on October 6, 1918.

 

MOH CITATION:

 

For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity above and beyond the call of duty in action with the enemy in the Argonne Forest, France, on October 6, 1918. While engaged with two other soldiers on patrol duty, Private Peck and his comrades were subjected to the direct fire of an enemy machine gun, at which time both his companions were wounded. Returning to his company, he obtained another soldier to accompany him to assist in bringing in the wounded men. His assistant was killed in the exploit, but he continued on, twice returning safely bringing in both men, being under terrific machinegun fire during the entire Journey.

 

BURIAL LOCATION: EVERGREEN CEMETERY, SINCLAIRVILLE, NEW YORK.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Archie A Peck

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