Peregory, Frank D.

Date of birth:
April 10th, 1916 (Esmont/Virginia, United States)
Date of death:
June 14th, 1944 (Normandy, France)
Buried on:
Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial
Plot: G. Row: 21. Grave: 7.

Biography

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Frank D. Peregory was born April 10th, 1916 in Esmont, Virginia. In 1931 he lied about his age in order to join the Virginia Army National Guard. At the outbreak of World War Two, the National Guard unit in which he served was transformed to Company K, 116th Infantry Regiment, 29th Infantry Division. February 3rd, 1941, the unit was incorporated in federal service. The unit was trained at Fort Meade and was subsequently sent to Europe to continue training in Scotland and England.
Frank D. Peregory and his unit participated in the Normandy landings on June 6th, 1944. Six days after the acton which earned him a Medal of Honor on June 8th, he lost his life while fighting in the Normandy bocage.

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