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Thomas Edward McCall
Birth: May 9, 1916
Burrton
Harvey County
Kansas, USA
Death: Sep. 19, 1965

World War II Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He served as a Staff Sergeant, Commander of a Machine Gun Section, in the United States Army in Company F, 143d Infantry, 36th Infantry Division. He was awarded the Medal of Honor for action on January 22, 1944 near San Angelo, Italy. His citation reads in part "Displaying outstanding aggressiveness, he ran forward with the weapon on his hip, reaching a point 30 yards from the enemy, where he fired two bursts of fire into the nest, killing or wounding all of the crew and putting the gun out of action. A second machine gun now opened fire upon him and he rushed its position, firing his weapon from the hip, killing four of the guncrew. A third machine gun, 50 yards in the rear of the first two, was delivering a tremendous volume of fire upon our troops. S/Sgt. McCall spotted its position and valiantly went toward it in the face of overwhelming enemy fire. He was last seen courageously moving forward on the enemy position, firing his machine gun from the hip." (bio by: Don Morfe) 
 
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 Parents:
  Richard Byrd McCall (1877 - 1945)
  Alice Josephine King McCall (1876 - 1965)
 
 Spouse:
  Maxine Evelyn Jeffers McCall (1924 - 1975)*
 
 Children:
  Thomas Edward McCall (1957 - 2016)*
 
 Siblings:
  Hubert Herman McCall (1898 - 1973)*
  Mary Elizabeth McCall Coker (1899 - 1967)*
  Ella McCall Lofton (1901 - 1989)*
  Dewey George McCall (1904 - 1969)*
  Russell McCall (1909 - 1988)*
  Shelby M. McCall (1911 - 1953)*
  Thomas Edward McCall (1916 - 1965)
  Lois Eliza McCall (1919 - 1919)*
  Florence Katherine McCall (1921 - 1935)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Spring Vale Cemetery
Lafayette
Tippecanoe County
Indiana, USA
Plot: Section 12, Lot 281
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Don Morfe
Record added: Sep 20, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 7882484
Thomas Edward McCall
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