Historical records matching Earl Davis Gregory
About Earl Davis Gregory
The President of the United States in the name of The Congress takes pleasure in presenting the
Medal of Honor
GREGORY, EARL D.
Rank and Organization: Sergeant, U.S. Army, Headquarters Company, 116th Infantry, 29th Division. Place and Date: At Bois-de-Consenvoye, north of Verdun, France, 8 October 1918. Entered Service At: Chase City, Va. Birth: Chase City, Va. G. O. No.: 34, W.D., 1919.
With the remark "I will get them," Sgt. Gregory seized a rifle and a trench-mortar shell, which he used as a hand grenade, left his detachment of the trench-mortar platoon, and advancing ahead of the infantry, captured a machinegun and 3 of the enemy. Advancing still farther from the machinegun nest, he captured a 7.5-centimeter mountain howitzer and, entering a dugout in the immediate vicinity, single-handedly captured 19 of the enemy.