Technical Sergeant Frank D. Peregory

Technical Sergeant Frank D. Peregory (HMC72)

Location: Charlottesville, VA 22903
Country: United States of America

N 38° 2.383', W 78° 30.417'

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Born at Esmont on 10 April 1915, Frank D. Peregory enlisted in May 1931 in Charlottesville's Co. K (Monticello Guard), 116th Inf. Regt., 29th Inf. Div. On D-Day, 6 June 1944, T. Sgt. Peregory landed in the assault on Omaha Beach, Normandy, France. At Grandcamp, on 8 June, he single-handedly charged an enemy stronghold with grenades and bayonet, killing 8 soldiers and capturing 35. Six days later he was killed in action near Couvains. For his valor T. Sgt. Peregory was awarded the Medal of Honor. He was the sole Virginian in the 29th Division to be awarded the medal, which was given to only 14 of the 300,000 Virginians who served in the war. Peregory is buried at the American Cemetery in St. Laurent, Normandy, France.
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HM NumberHMC72
Series This marker is part of the Medal of Honor Recipients series
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Marker NumberG-27
Year Placed1994
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, October 14th, 2014 at 12:03am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 718781 N 4213155
Decimal Degrees38.03971667, -78.50695000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 2.383', W 78° 30.417'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 2' 22.98" N, 78° 30' 25.02" W
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Area Code(s)434, 540
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 101-137 US-29 BUS, Charlottesville VA 22903, US
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