|Thomas A. Pope|
Corporal Thomas Pope
|Born||December 15, 1894|
|Died||June 14, 1989(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|
|Unit||Company E, 131st Infantry, 33d Division|
|Battles/wars||World War I|
Medal of Honor|
Croix de Guerre (France)
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.
- ↑ "POPE, THOMAS A.". Army of Medal of Honor website. 2009-08-03. http://www.history.army.mil/html/moh/worldwari.html. Retrieved 2009-08-28.
- "Thomas A. Pope". Claim to Fame: Medal of Honor recipients. Find a Grave. http://www.findagrave.com/memorial/7863953. Retrieved 2009-08-28.
- Thomas A. Pope at Hall of Valor
- "Arlington Cemetery Biography". http://www.arlingtoncemetery.net/tapope.htm.
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