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Thomas L. Hall
Born 1893
Died October 8, 1918 (aged 24–25)
Place of birth Fort Mill, South Carolina
Place of death Near Montbrehain, France
Place of burial Unity Cemetery, Fort Mill South Carolina
Allegiance United States of America
Service/branch United States Army
Rank Sergeant
Unit Company G, 118th Infantry, 30th Division
Battles/wars World War I
Awards Medal of Honor

Thomas Lee Hall (1893–October 8, 1918) was a S.C. National Guard Soldier from the 118th Infantry Regiment, 30th Infantry Division serving with the United States Army. He received the Medal of Honor for his actions during World War I.

BiographyEdit

Hall was born in Fort Mill, South Carolina in 1893 and died October 8, 1918 in Near Montbrehain, France. He is buried in Unity Cemetery, Fort Mill, South Carolina. His gravesite is located in the World War I plot.

Medal of Honor citationEdit

Rank and organization: Sergeant, U.S. Army, Company G, 118th Infantry, 30th Division. Place and date. Near Montbrehain, France, 8 October 1918. Entered service at: Fort Mill, S.C. Birth: Fort Mill, S.C., G.O. No.: 50, W.D., 1919.

Citation:

Having overcome 2 machinegun nests under his skillful leadership, Sgt. Hall's platoon was stopped 800 yards from its final objective by machinegun fire of particular intensity. Ordering his men to take cover in a sunken road, he advanced alone on the enemy machinegun post and killed 5 members of the crew with his bayonet and thereby made possible the further advance of the line. While attacking another machinegun nest later in the day this gallant soldier was mortally wounded.[1]

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ReferencesEdit

PD-icon.svg This article incorporates  from websites or documents of the United States Army Center of Military History.
  1. "Thomas Lee Hall". Army of Medal of Honor website. 2009-08-03. http://www.history.army.mil/html/moh/worldwari.html. Retrieved 2009-08-09. 

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