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 Thomas Francis Pendegrast

Thomas Francis Pendegrast

Birth
Waterford, County Waterford, Ireland
Death 26 Apr 1913 (aged 42)
Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
Burial Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
Plot Section J, Div I, Lot 247
Memorial ID 5542 · View Source
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Philippine Insurrection Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. Born in Waterford, Ireland, he served as a Corporal in the United States Marine Corps. On the dates of March 25, 27, 29 and April 5, 1899, Corporal Pendegrast was one of three Marines attached to the 8th Army Corps, involved in the jungle fighting against insurgent forces in the Philippine Islands. He distinguished himself in capturing the rebel capital of Malolos and forcing the insurgent command to retreat northward into the mountains. For bravery in the face of the enemy, he was promoted Sergeant and awarded the Medal of Honor on July 19, 1901. His official Medal of Honor citation spells his last name as "Prendergast."

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Added: 29 May 1999
  • Find A Grave Memorial 5542
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Thomas Francis Pendegrast (2 Apr 1871–26 Apr 1913), Find A Grave Memorial no. 5542, citing Greenwood Cemetery, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .