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World War I - U.S. Army

Earl D Gregory

  • Rank: Sergeant
  • Conflict/Era: World War I
  • Unit/Command:
    Headquarters Company, 116th Infantry,
    29th Division
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Army
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: October 8, 1918
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: Bois-de-Consenvoye, France
With the remark "I will get them," Sgt. Gregory seized a rifle and a trench mortar shell, which he used as a hand grenade, left his detachment of the trench-mortar platoon, and advancing ahead of the infantry, captured a machine gun and three of the enemy. Advancing still farther from the machine-gun nest, he captured a 7.5 centimeter mountain howitzer and, entering a dugout in the immediate vicinity, singlehandedly captured 19 of the enemy.
Medal of Honor Recipient Earl D. Gregory
Medal of Honor Recipient Earl D. Gregory
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: Chase City, Mecklenburg County, Virginia
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Born: October 18, 1897, Chase City, Mecklenburg County, VA, United States
  • Died: January 6, 1972, Birmingham, AL, United States
  • Buried: Tuscaloosa Memorial Park (MH) (18-60), Tuscaloosa, AL, United States
  • Location of Medal: Special Collections, Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University, Blacksburg, VA

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