SSGT Archer Thomas Gammon

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SSGT Archer Thomas Gammon

Chatham, Pittsylvania County, Virginia, USA
Death 11 Jan 1945 (aged 26)
Bastogne, Arrondissement de Bastogne, Luxembourg, Belgium
Burial Danville, Danville City, Virginia, USA
Plot Section 1, Lot 158
Memorial ID 7914227 · View Source
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World War II Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He was killed in action. He served as a Staff Sergeant in the United States Army in Company A, 9th Armored Infantry Battalion, 6th Armored Division. He was awarded the Medal of Honor for action on January 11, 1945 near Bastogne, Belgium. His citation reads in part "The tank had started to withdraw, backing a short distance, then firing, backing some more, and then stopping to blast out another round, when the man whose singlehanded relentless attack had put the ponderous machine on the defensive was struck and instantly killed by a direct hit from the Tiger Royal's heavy gun. By his intrepidity and extreme devotion to the task of driving the enemy back no matter what the odds, S/Sgt. Gammon cleared the woods of German forces, for the tank continued to withdraw, leaving open the path for the gallant squad leader's platoon."

Bio by: Don Morfe

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  • Originally Created by: Don Morfe
  • Added: 27 Sep 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7914227
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for SSGT Archer Thomas Gammon (11 Sep 1918–11 Jan 1945), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7914227, citing Mountain View Cemetery, Danville, Danville City, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .