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Everett Parker Pope
Birth: Jul. 16, 1919
Norfolk County
Massachusetts, USA
Death: Jul. 16, 2009
Sagadahoc County
Maine, USA

World War II Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He served in the United States Marine Corps during World War II as a Captain in Company C, 1st Battalion, 1st Marines, 1st Marine Division. He was awarded the CMOH for his bravery during the Battle of Peleliu Island, Palau Group, on September 19 and 20, 1944. His citation reads "For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty while serving as commanding officer of Company C. Subjected to pointblank cannon fire which caused heavy casualties and badly disorganized his company while assaulting a steep coral hill, Capt. Pope rallied his men and gallantly led them to the summit in the face of machinegun, mortar, and sniper fire. Forced by widespread hostile attack to deploy the remnants of his company thinly in order to hold the ground won, and with his machineguns out of order and insufficient water and ammunition, he remained on the exposed hill with 12 men and 1 wounded officer determined to hold through the night. Attacked continuously with grenades, machineguns, and rifles from 3 sides, he and his valiant men fiercely beat back or destroyed the enemy, resorting to hand-to-hand combat as the supply of ammunition dwindled, and still maintaining his lines with his 8 remaining riflemen when daylight brought more deadly fire and he was ordered to withdraw. His valiant leadership against devastating odds while protecting the units below from heavy Japanese attack reflects the highest credit upon Capt. Pope and the U.S. Naval Service." 
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  Eleanor P Hawkins Pope (1919 - 2009)*
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Arlington National Cemetery
Arlington County
Virginia, USA
Plot: Section 59, Site 3800
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Record added: Jul 20, 2009
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Happy heavenly birthday and happy angel day to a hero! Rest always in eternal peace.
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