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World War I - U.S. Army

Archie A Peck

  • Rank: Private (Highest Rank: First Sergeant)
  • Conflict/Era: World War I
  • Unit/Command:
    Company A, 307th Infantry,
    77th Division
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Army
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: October 6, 1918
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: Argonne Forest, France
While engaged with two other soldiers on patrol duty, he and his comrades were subjected to the direct fire of an enemy machine gun, at which time both his companions were wounded. Returning to his company, he obtained another soldier to accompany him to assist in bringing in the wounded men. His assistant was killed in the exploit, but he continued on, twice returning safely, bringing in both men, being under terrific machine-gun fire during the entire journey.
Medal of Honor Recipient Archie A. Peck
Medal of Honor Recipient Archie A. Peck
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: Hornell, Steuben County, New York
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Presentation Date & Details: February 9, 1919
    Chaumont, France, presented by Gen. John J. Pershing
  • Born: November 22, 1894, Tyrone, Schuyler County, NY, United States
  • Died: September 15, 1978, Jamestown, NY, United States
  • Buried: Evergreen Cemetery (MH) (594), Sinclairville, NY, United States
  • Location of Medal: Freedoms Foundation, Valley Forge, PA

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