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Earle Davis Gregory

Date of birth: October 18, 1897
Date of death: January 06, 1972
Burial location: Tuscaloosa, Alabama
Place of Birth: Virginia, Clayville
Home of record: Chase City Virginia

Earl Gregory entered active duty in the U.S. Army from the Virginia National Guard.

AWARDS AND CITATIONS

Medal of Honor

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Awarded for actions during the World War I

The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Sergeant Earle Davis Gregory (ASN: 1290053), United States Army, 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 machinegun and three 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.

General Orders: War Department, General Orders No. 34 (March 07, 1919)

Action Date: 8-Oct-18

Service: Army

Rank: Sergeant

Company: Headquarters Company

Regiment: 116th Infantry

Division: 29th Division