Sgt. Earle D. Gregory, Medal of Honor

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Earle Davis Gregory

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Birthplace: Clayville, Virginia
Death: 1972 (74-75)
Place of Burial: Tuscaloosa Memorial Park Tuscaloosa, Tuscaloosa County, Alabama
Immediate Family:

Son of William Jackson Gregory and Pearl Woodley Gregory
Husband of Private
Father of Janette Mayfield

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About Sgt. Earle D. Gregory, Medal of Honor

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Earle_Davis_Gregory

Earle Davis Gregory (October 18, 1897—January 6, 1972) was a World War I Medal of Honor recipient for his heroic actions in 1918 during the Meuse-Argonne Offensive in France.

Medal of Honor citation

General Orders: War Department, General Orders No. 34 (March 7, 1919)

"The President of the United States in the name of The Congress takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to

SERGEANT EARLE DAVIS GREGORY (ASN: 1290053) UNITED STATES ARMY

for service as set forth in the following CITATION:

For extraordinary heroism on 8 October 1918, while serving with Headquarters Company, 116th Infantry, 29th Division, in action at Bois-de-Consenvoye, France. With the remark "I will get them," Sergeant 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 machine gun and three of the enemy. Advancing still farther from the machine gun nest, he captured a 7.5-centimeter mountain howitzer and, entering a dugout in the immediate vicinity, single-handedly captured 19 of the enemy.

/S/ WOODROW WILSON"

https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/7127190/earle-davis-gregory

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Sgt. Earle D. Gregory, Medal of Honor's Timeline

1897
1897
Clayville, Virginia
1972
1972
Age 75
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Tuscaloosa Memorial Park Tuscaloosa, Tuscaloosa County, Alabama