Guns & Patriots

Medal of Honor Roll Call: John H. Pruitt

 

Rank and organization: Corporal, U.S. Marine Corps, 78th Company, 6th Regiment, 2d Division. Place and date: At Blanc Mont Ridge, France, 3 October 1918. Entered service at: Phoenix, Ariz. Born: 4 October 1896, Fayettesville, Ark. G.O. No.: 62, W.D., 1919.

Army:

Cpl. Pruitt single-handed attacked 2 machineguns, capturing them and killing 2 of the enemy. He then captured 40 prisoners in a dugout nearby. This gallant soldier was killed soon afterward by shellfire while he was sniping at the enemy.

Navy:

For extraordinary gallantry and intrepidity above and beyond the call of duty while serving with the 78th Company, 6th Regiment, 2d Division, in action with the enemy at Blanc Mont Ridge, France, 3 October 1918. Cpl. Pruitt, single-handed attacked 2 machineguns, capturing them and killing 2 of the enemy. He then captured 40 prisoners in a dugout nearby. This gallant soldier was killed soon afterward by shellfire while he was sniping the enemy.

 

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  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_SXUOZMOEG7JDCQVNP2FZXKDH7E Theresa

    woo whoo Cheers to john…full throddle john …

  • Jimmy J

    2 CMH’s!!! Thank God such a man lived. God bless Cpl. John H. Pruitt, 78th Company, 6th Regiment, 2d Division, USMC, USN, USA.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/John-Grubb/100000743606161 John Grubb

    It take,s men of great fortitude,to do what Cpl.John H.Pruitt accomplished! God bless you Cpl.Pruitt.