PECK, ARCHIE A. - Medal of Honor Recipient


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: While engaged with 2 other soldiers on patrol duty, he and his comrades were subjected to the direct fire of an enemy machinegun, 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 he continued on, twice returning safely bringing in both men, being under terrific machinegun fire during the entire Journey.

This data was extracted from the Committee on Veterans' Affairs, U.S. Senate, Medal of Honor Recipients: 1863-1973 (Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1973)