|Thomas L. Hall|
|Died||October 8, 1918 (aged 24–25)|
|Place of birth||Fort Mill, South Carolina|
|Place of death||Near Montbrehain, France|
|Place of burial||Unity Cemetery, Fort Mill South Carolina|
|Allegiance||United States of America|
|Service/branch||United States Army|
|Unit||Company G, 118th Infantry, 30th Division|
|Battles/wars||World War I|
|Awards||Medal of Honor|
Thomas Lee Hall (1893–October 8, 1918) was a S.C. National Guard Soldier from the 118th Infantry Regiment, 30th Infantry Division serving with the United States Army. He received the Medal of Honor for his actions during World War I.
Biography[edit | edit source]
Hall was born in Fort Mill, South Carolina in 1893 and died October 8, 1918 in Near Montbrehain, France. He is buried in Unity Cemetery, Fort Mill, South Carolina. His gravesite is located in the World War I plot.
Medal of Honor citation[edit | edit source]
Rank and organization: Sergeant, U.S. Army, Company G, 118th Infantry, 30th Division. Place and date. Near Montbrehain, France, 8 October 1918. Entered service at: Fort Mill, S.C. Birth: Fort Mill, S.C., G.O. No.: 50, W.D., 1919.
Having overcome 2 machinegun nests under his skillful leadership, Sgt. Hall's platoon was stopped 800 yards from its final objective by machinegun fire of particular intensity. Ordering his men to take cover in a sunken road, he advanced alone on the enemy machinegun post and killed 5 members of the crew with his bayonet and thereby made possible the further advance of the line. While attacking another machinegun nest later in the day this gallant soldier was mortally wounded.
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References[edit | edit source]
- This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the United States Army Center of Military History.
- "Thomas Lee Hall". Army of Medal of Honor website. 2009-08-03. http://www.history.army.mil/html/moh/worldwari.html. Retrieved 2009-08-09.
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- "Thomas L. Hall". Claim to Fame: Medal of Honor recipients. Find a Grave. http://www.findagrave.com/memorial/7811012. Retrieved 2009-08-09.
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