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Michael J. Perkins
Birth: 1899
Death: Oct. 28, 1918

World War I Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. Perkins served as a Private First Class, United States Army, Company D, 101st Infantry, 26th Division. He was awarded his medal for service at At Belieu Bois, France, on October 27, 1918. His citation reads-He voluntarily and alone, crawled to a German "pill box" machinegun emplacement, from which grenades were being thrown at his platoon. Awaiting his opportunity, when the door was again opened and another grenade thrown, he threw a bomb inside, bursting the door open, and then, drawing his trench knife, rushed into the emplacement. In a hand-to-hand struggle he killed or wounded several of the occupants and captured about 25 prisoners, at the same time silencing 7 machineguns.  (bio by: K) 
 
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New Calvary Cemetery
Mattapan
Suffolk County
Massachusetts, USA
 
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Record added: Sep 11, 2003
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