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Franklin Dabney Peregory

Technical Sergeant, Army

Hometown: Charlottesville
Casualty Date: June 14, 1944
Died In: Grandcamp (near Couvains), France
Awards: Medal of Honor, Purple Heart

Awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor posthumously for action on June 8, 1944 at Omaha Beach, Normandy, capturing a number of German soldiers and destroying several machine guns singlehandedly. Killed in action 6 days later at Couvains, France.

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