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Thomas Lee Hall

  • Rank: Sergeant
  • Conflict/Era: World War I
  • Unit/Command:
    Company G, 118th Infantry,
    30th Division
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Army
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: October 8, 1918
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: near Montbrehain, France
Having overcome two machine-gun nests under his skillful leadership, Sgt. Hall's platoon was stopped 800 yards from its final objective by machine-gun fire of particular intensity. Ordering his men to take cover in a sunken road, he advanced alone on the enemy machine-gun post and killed five members of the crew with his bayonet and thereby made possible the further advance of the line. While attacking another machine-gun nest later in the day this gallant soldier was mortally wounded.
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: Fort Mill, York County, South Carolina
  • Awarded Posthumously: Yes
  • Born: 1893, Fort Mill, York County, SC, United States
  • Died: October 8, 1918, France
  • Buried: Unity Cemetery (MH), Fort Mill, SC, United States

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