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John Henry Pruitt
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. 
 
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 Parents:
  George Benton Pruitt (1876 - 1954)
  Melissa Belle Bryant Pruitt (1880 - 1951)
 
 Sibling:
  John Henry Pruitt (1896 - 1918)
  Hurley Benton Pruitt (1899 - 1956)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Arlington National Cemetery
Arlington
Arlington County
Virginia, USA
Plot: Section 18, Site 2453, Map Grid P 10
 
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Record added: Mar 18, 1999
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God bless you throughout Winter, the cold, harsh season in which nature sleeps and goes dormant, awaiting the arrival of Spring. Rest in Peace.
- Rick
 Added: Jan. 11, 2016
God bless you throughout the 2015 Christmas Season. Merry Christmas (early)! Rest in Peace.
- Rick
 Added: Dec. 14, 2015
Merry Christmas (early)! God bless you during this holiest season of 2015. Rest in Peace.
- Rick
 Added: Dec. 7, 2015
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