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O'Shea Thomas E.

Name:
Thomas E. O'Shea
Rank:
Corporal
Serial Number:
Unit:
107th Infantry Regiment, 27th Division
Date of Death:
1918-09-29
State:
New York
Cemetery:
Somme American Cemetery Bony, France
Plot:
B
Row:
6
Grave:
14
Decoration:
Congressional Medal of Honor
Comments:

O'Shea was awarded the Medal of Honor for action near Le Catelet, France, 29 September 1918. His citation reads, "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. 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."