Thomas A. Pope
|Thomas A. Pope|
Corporal Thomas Pope
December 15, 1894|
|Died||June 14, 1989(aged 94)|
|Place of burial||Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia|
|Allegiance||United States of America|
|Service/branch||United States Army|
|Unit||Company E, 131st Infantry, 33d Division|
|Battles/wars||World War I|
|Awards||Medal of Honor
Croix de Guerre (France)
Medal of Honor citation 
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, Ill. Birth: Chicago, Ill. G.O. 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.
See also 
- "POPE, THOMAS A.". Army of Medal of Honor website. 2009-08-03. Retrieved 2009-08-28.
- "Thomas A. Pope". Claim to Fame: Medal of Honor recipients. Find a Grave. Retrieved 2009-08-28.
- "Thomas A. Pope". Hall of Valor. Military Times.
- "Arlington Cemetery Biography".
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