Pope, Thomas A

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.

Place of Birth IL See More >
Service Branch U.S. Army See More >
Division 131st Infantry, 33d Division
Conflict World War I See More >
Location and Details At Hamel, France, 4 July 1918
Accredited To IL See More >