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Archer Thomas Gammon

Staff Sergeant, Army

Born: September 11, 1918
Hometown: Danville
Entered: March 21, 1942
Casualty Date: January 11, 1945
Died In: near Bastogne, Belgium
Awards: Medal of Honor, Bronze Star Medal, Purple Heart, Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, WWII Victory Medal, Combat Infantryman Badge, Eur-Afr-MidEastern Campaign Medal

Awarded Medal of Honor posthumously for action 1/11/1945 at Battle of the Bulge. Singlehandedly killed 9 German soldiers & forced tank to retreat, before was KIA. Was 1 of 4 brothers & a sister who served in the armed forces.

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