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Archer T. Gammon

Born: Sep 11, 1918

Death: Jan 11, 1945

Birthplace: Chatham

Nationality: United States

Archer T. Gammon

Date of Birth : Sep 11, 1918
Date of Death : Jan 11, 1945
Birth Place : Chatham

Archer T. Gammon was a United States Army soldier and a recipient of the United States military's highest decoration—the Medal of Honor—for his actions in World War II. Gammon joined the Army from Roanoke, Virginia in March 1942, and by January 11, 1945 was serving as a Staff Sergeant in Company A, 9th Armored Infantry Battalion, 6th Armored Division. On that day, near Bastogne, Belgium, he destroyed a German machine gun position before beginning a one-man assault on a Tiger Royal tank. He silenced a supporting machine gun emplacement and killed two infantrymen before he was killed by a shot from the tank. For these actions, he was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor a year later, on February 13, 1946. Gammon, aged 26 at his death, was buried in Mountain View Cemetery, Danville, Virginia.

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