Archie A. Peck

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Archie A. Peck
Born (1894-11-22)November 22, 1894
Tyrone, New York
Died September 15, 1978(1978-09-15) (aged 83)
Place of burial Evergreen Cemetery Sinclairville, New York
Allegiance United States of America
Service/branch United States Army
Rank Private
Unit Company A, 307th Infantry, 77th Division
Battles/wars World War I
Awards Medal of Honor

Archie A. Peck (November 22, 1894 – September 15, 1978) was a soldier in the United States Army who received the Medal of Honor for his actions during World War I. While serving a a private foot soldier in the US 77th Division during the Meuse-Argonne Offensive, his unit ended up with several others behind German lines, in what was later known as "the Lost Battalion". This was the bloodiest battle of the war involving US troops.[1] Peck acted gallantly in the surrounding unit, saving two wounded men under machine gun fire.

Biography[edit]

Peck was born in Tyrone, New York on November 22, 1894 and died September 15, 1978. He is buried in Evergreen Cemetery Sinclairville, New York.

Medal of Honor citation[edit]

Rank and organization: Private, U.S. Army, Company A, 307th Infantry, 77th Division. Place and date: In the Argonne Forest, France, 6 October 1918. Entered service at: Hornell, N.Y. Birth: Tyrone, N.Y. G.O. No.: 16, W.D., 1919

Citation:

For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity above and beyond the call of duty in action with the enemy in the Argonne Forest, France. 6th October, 1918. While engaged with two other soldiers on patrol duty. Private Peck and his comrades were subjected to the direct fire of an enemy machine gun, at which time both his companions were wounded. Returning to his Company he obtained another soldier to accompany him, to assist in bringing in the wounded men. His assistant was killed in the exploit, but Private Peck continued on, twice returning and safely bringing in both men, being under terrific machine-gun fire during the entire journey. [2]

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References[edit]

 This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the United States Army Center of Military History.
  1. ^ Ferrell, Robert H. 2012. America's Deadliest Battle: Meuse-Argonne, 1918. Lawrence: University Press of Kansas.
  2. ^ "PECK, ARCHIE A.". Army of Medal of Honor website. 2009-08-03. Retrieved 2009-08-22. 

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