17 February 2008

Medal of Honor: T. E. O'Shea


Corporal, U.S. Army; Machine Gun Company, 107th Infantry, 27th Division

Born: New York, N.Y.

Citation: Becoming separated from their platoon by a smoke barrage, Cpl. O'Shea, with 2 other soldiers, took cover in a shell hole well within the enemy's lines [near Le Catelet, France, on 29 September 1918]. Upon hearing a call for help from an American tank, which had become disabled 30 yards from them, the 3 soldiers left their shelter and started toward the tank under heavy fire from German machineguns and trench mortars. In crossing the fire-swept area Cpl. O'Shea was mortally wounded and died of his wounds shortly afterwards.

Note: The "2 other soldiers" were Sergeants A. L. Eggers and J. C. Latham, both of whom were also awarded the Medal of Honor.

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