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John Cantey Villepigue
Birth: Mar. 29, 1896
Camden
Kershaw County
South Carolina, USA
Death: Apr. 18, 1943

Congressional Medal of Honor recipient. Rank and Organization: Corporal, U.S. Army, Company M, 118th Infantry, 30th Division. Place and Date: At Vaux-Andigny, France, 15 October 1918. Entered Service At: Camden, S.C. Born: 29 March 1896, Camden, S.C. G. O. No.: 16, W.D., 1919. Citation: Having been sent out with 2 other soldiers to scout through the village of Vaux-Andigny, he met with strong resistance from enemy machinegun fire, which killed 1 of his men and wounded the other. Continuing his advance without aid 500 yards in advance of his platoon and in the face of machinegun and artillery fire he encountered 4 of the enemy in a dugout, whom he attacked and killed with a handgrenade. Crawling forward to a point 150 yards in advance of his first encounter, he rushed a machinegun nest, killing 4 and capturing 6 of the enemy and taking 2 light machineguns. After being joined by his platoon he was severely wounded in the arm. 
 
Burial:
Quaker Cemetery
Camden
Kershaw County
South Carolina, USA
Plot: Section 14
 
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