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First Name: Thomas

Last Name: Pope

Birthplace: Chicago, IL, USA

Gender: Male

Branch: Army (1784 - present)

Home of Record: Chicago, IL
Middle Name: A.

Date of Birth: 15 December 1894

Date of Death: 14 June 1989

Rank: Corporal

Years Served:
Thomas A. Pope

•  World War I (1914 - 1918)


Thomas A. Pope

Corporal, U.S. Army

Medal of Honor Recipient

World War I

Corporal Thomas A. Pope (15 December 1894 - 14 June 1989) 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.

Thomas A. Pope was born in Chicago, IL, on 15 December 1894; he also entered into the Army from that city.

Medal of Honor

Rank and organization: Corporal, U.S. Army, Company E, 131st Infantry, 33rd Division.

Place and date: At Hamel, France, 4 July 1918.

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.

Death and Burial

Corporal Thomas A. Pope died on 14 June 1989. He is buried at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, VA, in Section 35, Lot 3157.

Honoree ID: 1810   Created by: MHOH




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