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CMOHS.org - Sergeant GREGORY, EARL D., U.S. Army

Recipient Detail

 

GREGORY, EARL D.

Rank: Sergeant
Organization: U.S. Army
Company: Headquarters Company
Division: 116th Infantry, 29th Division
Born: Chase City, Va.
Departed: Yes
Entered Service At: Chase City, Va.
G.O. Number: 34
Date of Issue: 12/31/1919
Accredited To:
Place / Date: At Bois-de-Consenvoye, north of Verdun, France, 8 October 1918
 
 


GREGORY, EARL D. Photo
 
Citation

With the remark "I will get them," Sgt. Gregory seized a rifle and a trench-mortar shell, which he used as a handgrenade, left his detachment of the trench-mortar platoon, and advancing ahead of the infantry, captured a machinegun and 3 of the enemy. Advancing still farther from the machinegun nest, he captured a 7.5-centimeter mountain howitzer and, entering a dugout in the immediate vicinity, single-handedly captured 19 of the enemy.