The President of the United States
in the name of
takes pleasure in presenting the
Medal of Honor
GREGORY, EARL D.
Rank and Organization: Sergeant, U.S. Army,
Headquarters Company, 116th Infantry, 29th Division. Place and Date: At
Bois-de-Consenvoye, north of Verdun, France, 8 October 1918. Entered Service At:
Chase City, Va. Birth: Chase City, Va. G. O. No.: 34, W.D., 1919.
With the remark "I will get them," Sgt. Gregory seized a rifle and a
trench-mortar shell, which he used as a hand grenade, left his detachment of the
trench-mortar platoon, and advancing ahead of the infantry, captured a machinegun and 3 of
the enemy. Advancing still farther from the machinegun nest, he captured a 7.5-centimeter
mountain howitzer and, entering a dugout in the immediate vicinity, single-handedly
captured 19 of the enemy.