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POPE, THOMAS

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

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Service

Rank

Division

U.S. Army Corporal 1st Platoon, Company E, 131st Infantry, 33d Division

Conflict

Year of honor

born

World War One 1918 Chicago, Cook County, Illinois

Citation

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