O'Shea, Thomas Eugene, CPL

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Last Rank
Last Service Branch
Last Primary MOS
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1917-1918, 745, 107th Infantry Regiment
Service Years
1917 - 1918


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Home State
New Jersey
New Jersey
Year of Birth
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Last Address
587 Springfield Avenue

Casualty Date
Sep 29, 1918
Hostile, Died
Gun, Small Arms Fire
World War I
Location of Interment
American Cemetery - Somme, France
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27th Infantry Division107th Infantry Regiment
  1917-1918, 745, 27th Infantry Division
  1917-1918, 745, 107th Infantry Regiment
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1918-1918 World War I/World War I/Somme Defensive Campaign
  1918-1918 World War I/World War I/Somme Offensive Campaign
  1918-1918 World War I/World War I/Ypres-Lys Campaign
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Medal of Honor

Awarded for actions during World War I

For extraordinary heroism on 29 September 1918, while serving with Machine Gun Company, 107th Infantry, 27th Division, in action at Le Catelet, France. Becoming separated from their platoon by a smoke barrage, Corporal O'Shea, with two other soldiers, took cover in a shell hole well within the enemy's lines. Upon hearing a call for help from an American tank, which had become disabled 30 yards from them, the three soldiers left their shelter and started toward the tank under heavy fire from German machineguns and trench mortars. In crossing the fire-swept area Corporal O'Shea was mortally wounded and died of his wounds shortly afterwards.

Service: Army

Rank: Corporal

War Department, General Orders No. 20 (January 30, 1919)

He was interred in Somme American Cemetery and Memorial Bony, Departement de l'Aisne, Picardie, France Plot B-16-14.
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