The President of the United States
in the name of The Congress
takes pleasure in presenting the
Medal of Honor
POPE, THOMAS A.
Rank and Organization: Corporal, U.S. Army,
Company E, 131st Infantry, 33d Division. Place and Date: At Hamel, France, 4 July
1918. Entered Service At: Chicago, Ill. Birth: Chicago, Ill. G. O. No.:
44, W.D., 1919.
His company was advancing behind the tanks when it was halted by hostile machinegun fire.
Going forward alone, he rushed a machinegun nest, killed several of the crew with his
bayonet, and, standing astride his gun, held off the others until reinforcements arrived
and captured them.