|Birth: ||Oct. 4, 1896|
|Death: ||Oct. 3, 1918|
Cpl Pruitt is one of only five Americans to be a recipient of the Double Medal Of Honor. A Double Medal Of Honor was given by both the United States Army and the United States Navy for the same act. Cpl Pruitt was killed in that action on October 3,1918. His official Army CMOH citation reads as follows: Corporal Pruitt single-handed attacked 2 machineguns, capturing them and killing 2 of the enemy. He then captured 40 prisoners in a dugout nearby. This gallant soldier was killed soon afterward by shellfire while he was sniping at the enemy. His official Navy CMOH citation reads as follows: For extraordinary gallantry and intrepidity above and beyond the call of duty while serving with the 78th Company, 6th Regiment, 2d Division, in action with the enemy at Blanc Mont Ridge, France, 3 October 1918. Corporal Pruitt, single-handed attacked 2 machineguns, capturing them and killing 2 of the enemy. He then captured 40 prisoners in a dugout nearby. This gallant soldier was killed soon afterward by shellfire while he was sniping the enemy.
Arlington National Cemetery
Plot: Section 18, Site 2453, Map Grid P 10
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Record added: Mar 18, 1999
Find A Grave Memorial# 4782
Added by: Anonymous
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God bless you and Thank You for your service to our great Nation. Rest in Peace.|
Added: Aug. 23, 2015
Never forgotten...Numquam Obliviscar.|
DJ and Derrick
Added: Aug. 15, 2015
God bless you throughout the Summer, the season of life at its fullest. Rest in Peace.|
Richard S. Barzelogna
Added: Jul. 12, 2015
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