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CMOHS.org - Corporal POPE, THOMAS A., U.S. Army

Recipient Detail

 

POPE, THOMAS A.

Rank: Corporal
Organization: U.S. Army
Company: Company E
Division: 131st Infantry, 33d Division
Born: Chicago, Ill.
Departed: Yes
Entered Service At: Chicago, Ill.
G.O. Number: 44
Date of Issue: 12/31/1919
Accredited To:
Place / Date: At Hamel, France, 4 July 1918
 
 


POPE, THOMAS A. Photo
 
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.