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First Name: Archie

Last Name: Peck

Birthplace: Tyrone, NY, USA

Gender: Male

Branch: Army (1784 - present)

Home of Record: Hornell, NY
Middle Name: A.

Date of Birth: 22 November 1894

Date of Death: 15 September 1978

Rank: First Sergeant

Years Served:
Archie A. Peck

•  World War I (1914 - 1918)


Archie A. Peck

First Sergeant, U.S. Army

Medal of Honor Recipient

World War I

First Sergeant Archie A. Peck (22 November 1894 - 15 September 1978) was a U.S. Army soldier who received the U.S. military's highest award for valor, the Medal of Honor, for his heroic actions during World War I.

Archie A. Peck was born in Tyrone, NY, on 22 November 1894. He entered into the Army at Hornell, NY.

Medal of Honor

Rank and organization: Private, U.S. Army, Company A, 307th Infantry, 77th Division.

Place and date: In the Argonne Forest, France, 6 October 1918.

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.

Peck remained in the Army after the war and attained the rank of First Sergeant.

Death and Burial

First Sergeant Archie A. Peck died on 15 September 1978. He is buried at Evergreen Cemetery in Sinclairville, NY.

Honoree ID: 1806   Created by: MHOH




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