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Frank D. Peregory
Birth: Apr. 10, 1915
Esmont
Virginia, USA
Death: Jun. 14, 1944

World War II Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. Served in the United States Army during World War II as a Technical Sergeant in Company K 116th Infantry, 29th Infantry Division. He was awarded the CMOH for his bravery at Grandcampe France, June 8, 1944. His citation reads "On 8 June 1944, the 3rd Battalion of the 116th Infantry was advancing on the strongly held German defenses at Grandcampe, France, when the leading elements were suddenly halted by decimating machine-gun fire from a firmly entrenched enemy force on the high ground overlooking the town. After numerous attempts to neutralize the enemy position by supporting artillery and tank fire had proved ineffective, T/Sgt. Peregory, on his own initiative, advanced up the hill under withering fire, and worked his way to the crest where he discovered an entrenchment leading to the main enemy fortifications 200 yards away. Without hesitating, he leaped into the trench and moved toward the emplacement. Encountering a squad of enemy riflemen, he fearlessly attacked them with hand grenades and bayonet, killed 8 and forced 3 to surrender. Continuing along the trench, he single-handedly forced the surrender of 32 more riflemen, captured the machine gunners, and opened the way for the leading elements of the battalion to advance and secure its objective. The extraordinary gallantry and aggressiveness displayed by T/Sgt. Peregory are exemplary of the highest tradition of the armed forces". He was killed in action only 6 days later. (bio by: Russ Dodge) 
 
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  Bessie G Kirby Peregoy (1906 - 1984)*
 
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Burial:
Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial
Colleville-sur-Mer
Departement du Calvados
Basse-Normandie, France
Plot: Section G, Row 21, Grave 7
 
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Record added: Jul 25, 2001
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