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Thomas A. Pope
Corporal, United States Army
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Born 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.


POPE, THOMAS A.

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. 

Citation:

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

Thomas A. Pope Gravesite PHOTO
Photo (c) Michael Robert Patterson, July 1997

TAPope Gravesite PHOTO
Photograph By M. R. Patterson, October 2002


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