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World War I - U.S. Army

Thomas A Pope

Details
  • Rank: Corporal
  • Conflict/Era: World War I
  • Unit/Command:
    1st Platoon, Company E, 131st Infantry,
    33d Division
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Army
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: July 4, 1918
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: Hamel, France
Citation
His company was advancing behind the tanks when it was halted by hostile machine-gun fire. Going forward alone, he rushed a machine-gun nest, killed several of the crew with his bayonet, and, standing astride his gun, held off the others until reinforcements arrived and captured them.
Medal of Honor Recipient Thomas A. Pope
Medal of Honor Recipient Thomas A. Pope
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: Chicago, Cook County, Illinois
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Presentation Date & Details: April 22, 1919
    Ettlebruck, Luxembourg presented by Gen. John J. Pershing
  • Born: December 15, 1894, Chicago, Cook County, IL, United States
  • Died: June 14, 1989, Maywood, IL, United States
  • Buried: Arlington National Cemetery (MH) (35-3157), Arlington, VA, United States
 

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