POPE, THOMAS A. - Medal of Honor Recipient


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. Citation: 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.

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)