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Thomas A. Pope
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Corporal Thomas Pope
Born (1894-12-15)December 15, 1894
Died June 14, 1989(1989-06-14) (aged 94)
Place of birth Chicago, Illinois
Place of burial Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia
Allegiance United States of America
Service/branch United States Army
Rank Corporal
Unit Company E, 131st Infantry, 33d Division
Battles/wars World War I
Awards Medal of Honor
Croix de Guerre (France)

Thomas A. Pope (December 15, 1894 – June 14, 1989) was a soldier in the United States Army who received the Medal of Honor for his actions during World War I.


Pope was born in Chicago, Illinois on December 15, 1894 and died June 14, 1989. He is buried in Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia. His grave can be found in section 35, lot 3157.

Medal of Honor citationEdit

Rank and organization: Corporal, U.S. Army, Company E, 131st Infantry, 33d Division. Place and date: At Hamel, France, 4 July 1918. Entered service at: Chicago, Ill. Birth: Chicago, Ill. G.O. No.: 44, W.D., 1919.


His company was advancing behind the tanks when it was halted by hostile machinegun fire. Going forward alone, he rushed a machinegun nest, killed several of the crew with his bayonet, and, standing astride his gun, held off the others until reinforcements arrived and captured them.[1]

See alsoEdit


  1. "POPE, THOMAS A.". Army of Medal of Honor website. 2009-08-03. Retrieved 2009-08-28. 

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