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Matej Kocak
Birth: Dec. 31, 1882, Slovakia
Death: Oct. 4, 1918
Departement des Ardennes
Champagne-Ardenne, France

World War I Double Congressional Medal of Honor recipient. Sergeant, U.S. Marine Corps, 5th Regiment, 2nd Division. Born in Gbey (Slovakia), Austria. Joined Marine Corps in New York. G.O. Army Department, No. 34, W.D., 1919 CITATION: For extraordinary heroism while serving with the Sixty-sixth Company, Fifth Regiment, Second Division, in action in the Viller-Cottertes section, south of Soissons, France, 18 July 1918. When a hidden machine gun nest halted the advance of his battalion, Sergeant Kocak went forward alone unprotected by covering fire and worked his way in between the German positions in the face of heavy enemy fire. Rushing the enemy position with his bayonet, he drove off the crew. Later the same day, Sergeant Kocak organized French colonial soldiers who had become separated from their company and led them in attacking another machine-gun nest, which was also put out of action. He recieved both the Army and Navy Medals of Honor for this action.  (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
Burial:
Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery and Memorial
Romagne-sous-Montfaucon
Departement de la Meuse
Lorraine, France
Plot: D, Row 41, Grave 32
 
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Originally Created by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
Record added: May 10, 2003
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Matej Kocak
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- Michele Herrick
 Added: Dec. 31, 2016
A Heroes Hero. Thank You for your service and sacrifice.
- Bastin
 Added: Dec. 8, 2016

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