GREGORY, EARL D. - Medal of Honor Recipient


Rank and organization: Sergeant, U.S. Army, Headquarters Company, 116th Infantry, 29th Division.

Place and date: At Bois-de-Consenvoye, north of Verdun, France, 8 October 1918.

Entered service at: Chase City, Va. Birth: Chase City, Va. G.O. No.: 34, W.D., 1919.

Citation: With the remark "I will get them," Sgt. Gregory seized a rifle and a trench-mortar shell, which he used as a handgrenade, left his detachment of the trench-mortar platoon, and advancing ahead of the infantry, captured a machinegun and 3 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.

This data was extracted from the Committee on Veterans' Affairs, U.S. Senate, Medal of Honor Recipients: 1863-1973 (Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1973)