Thomas A. Pope
Corporal, United States Army
at Chicago, Illinois, December 15, 1894, he earned the Medal of Honor in
World War I while serving with Company E, 131st Infantry, 33rd Division,
American Expeditionary Forces (AEF) at Hamel, France, July 4, 1918. The
Medal was actually issued in 1919.
He died on June 14, 1989 and was buried in
Section 35 of Arlington National Cemetery.
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, Illinois. Birth: Chicago, Illinois. GO. 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
CPL US ARMY
WORLD WAR I
DATE OF BIRTH: 12/15/1894
DATE OF DEATH: 06/14/1989
BURIED AT: SECTION 35 SITE 3157
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY