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O'SHEA, THOMAS

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Becoming separated from their platoon by a smoke barrage, Cpl. O'Shea, with two other soldiers, took cover in a shell hole well within the enemy's lines. Upon hearing a call for help from an American tank, which had become disabled 30 yards from them, the three soldiers left their shelter and started toward the tank under heavy fire from German machine guns and trench mortars. In crossing the fire-swept area Cpl. O'Shea was mortally wounded and died of his wounds shortly afterwards.

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Service

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U.S. Army Corporal 3d Platoon, Machine Gun Company, 107th Infantry, 27th Division

Conflict

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born

World War One 1918 New York, New York

Citation

Becoming separated from their platoon by a smoke barrage, Cpl. O'Shea, with two other soldiers, took cover in a shell hole well within the enemy's lines. Upon hearing a call for help from an American tank, which had become disabled 30 yards from them, the three soldiers left their shelter and started toward the tank under heavy fire from German machine guns and trench mortars. In crossing the fire-swept area Cpl. O'Shea was mortally wounded and died of his wounds shortly afterwards.