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CMOHS.org - Corporal O'SHEA, THOMAS E., U.S. Army

Recipient Detail

 

O'SHEA, THOMAS E.

Rank: Corporal
Organization: U.S. Army
Company: Machine Gun Company
Division: 107th Infantry, 27th Division
Born: New York, N.Y.
Departed: Yes
Entered Service At: Summit, N.J.
G.O. Number: 20
Date of Issue: 12/31/1919
Accredited To:
Place / Date: Near Le Catelet, France, 29 September 1918
 
 


O'SHEA, THOMAS E. Photo
 
Citation

Becoming separated from their platoon by a smoke barrage, Cpl. O'Shea, with 2 other soldiers, took cover in a shell hole well within the enemy's lines. Upon hearing a call for help from an American tank, which had become disabled 30 yards from them, the 3 soldiers left their shelter and started toward the tank under heavy fire from German machineguns and trench mortars. In crossing the fire-swept area Cpl. O'Shea was mortally wounded and died of his wounds shortly afterwards.