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First Name: Thomas

Last Name: Hall

Birthplace: Fort Mill, SC, USA

Gender: Male

Branch: Army (1784 - present)

Home of Record: Fort Mill, SC
Middle Name: Lee

Date of Birth: 1893

Date of Death: 08 October 1918

Rank: Sergeant

Years Served:
Thomas Lee Hall

•  World War I (1914 - 1918)


Thomas Lee Hall

Sergeant, U.S. Army

Medal of Honor Recipient

World War I

Sergeant Thomas Lee Hall (1893 - 8 October 1918) was a U.S. Army soldier who was posthumously awarded the U.S. military's highest award for valor, the Medal of Honor, for his heroic actions during World War I.

Medal of Honor

Rank and organization: Sergeant, U.S. Army, Company G, 118th Infantry, 30th Division.

Place and date: Near Montbrehain, France, 8 October 1918.

Citation: Having overcome 2 machinegun nests under his skillful leadership, Sgt. Hall's platoon was stopped 800 yards from its final objective by machinegun fire of particular intensity. Ordering his men to take cover in a sunken road, he advanced alone on the enemy machinegun post and killed 5 members of the crew with his bayonet and thereby made possible the further advance of the line. While attacking another machinegun nest later in the day this gallant soldier was mortally wounded.

Death and Burial

Sergeant Thomas Lee Hall was killed in action on 8 October 1918. He is buried at Unity Cemetery in Fort Mill, SC, in the World War I Plot.

Honoree ID: 1767   Created by: MHOH




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