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First Name: Jack

Last Name: Peacock

Birthplace: Gatesville, TX, USA

Gender: Male

Branch: Army (1784 - present)

Home of Record: Speegleville, TX

Date of Birth: 29 January 1894

Date of Death: 10 April 1967

Rank: Sergeant

Years Served: 1916-1919
Jack Peacock


Jack Peacock

Sergeant, U. S. Army

Distinguished Service Cross

War Department, General Orders No. 37 (1919)
The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 9, 1918, takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Sergeant Jack Peacock (ASN: 1488214), United States Army, for extraordinary heroism in action while serving with Company K, 141st Infantry Regiment, 36th Division, A.E.F., near St. Etienne, France, 8 October 1918.
All the officers of his company being killed, Sergeant Peacock took command and led the company into action, capturing 62 German prisoners who were occupying and directing a fire against our troops from six machine-gun nests.

On 28 February 1919 awarded the French Croix de Guerre with palm.

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Texas WWI Exceptional Gallantry

Honoree ID: 315933   Created by: drjones46




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