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TO THE VICTORIA & GEORGE CROSS

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b. 15/12/1894 Chicago, Illinois. d. 14/06/1989 Hines, Illinois.

 

DATE OF MOH ACTION: 04/07/1918 Hamel, France.

 

Served in the United States Army during World War I as a Corporal in Company E, 131st Infantry, 33rd Division. He was awarded the CMOH for his bravery at Hamel, France, on July 4, 1918.

 

MOH CITATION:

 

His company was advancing behind the tanks when it was halted by hostile machinegun fire. Going forward alone, he rushed a machinegun nest, killed several of the crew with his bayonet, and, standing astride his gun, held off the others until reinforcements arrived and captured them

 

BURIAL LOCATION: ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY, ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA.

Section 35, Lot 3157

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Thomas A Pope

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