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CMOHS.org - Corporal PRUITT, JOHN HENRY, U.S. Marine Corps

Recipient Detail

 

PRUITT, JOHN HENRY

Rank: Corporal
Organization: U.S. Marine Corps
Company: 78th Company
Division: 6th Regiment, 2d Division
Born: 4 October 1896, Fayettesville, Ark.
Departed: Yes
Entered Service At: Phoenix, Ariz
G.O. Number: 62
Date of Issue: 12/31/1919
Accredited To:
Place / Date: At Blanc Mont Ridge, France, 3 October 1918
 
 


PRUITT, JOHN HENRY Photo
 
Citation

Also received the Army Medal of Honor. Cpl. Pruitt single-handed attacked 2 machineguns, capturing them and killing 2 of the enemy. He then captured 40 prisoners in a dugout nearby. This gallant soldier was killed soon afterward by shellfire while he was sniping at the enemy.