You are reading the record of honored service member Peregory Frank D, coming from the state Virginia in the United States of America (according to my records his last home and/or enlistment state).
He served as Technical Sergeant with military service number #20365455 in this unit - 116 Infantry Regiment 29 Division.
He gave his life for our freedom on Wednesday 06 June 1944. He is buried or memorialized on the American Cemetery and Memorial in Colleville-sur-Mer, Normandy, France.
The location of his grave: Plot G, Row 21, Grave 7
On 8 June 1944, the 3rd Battalion of the 116th Infantry was advancing on the strongly held German defenses at Grandcamp-Maisy, France, when the leading elements were suddenly halted by decimating machine gun fire from a firmly entrenched enemy force on the high ground overlooking the town. After numerous attempts to neutralize the enemy position by supporting artillery and tank fire had proved ineffective, T/Sgt. Peregory, on his own initiative, advanced up the hill under withering fire, and worked his way to the crest where he discovered an entrenchment leading to the main enemy fortifications 200 yards away. Without hesitating, he leaped into the trench and moved toward the emplacement. Encountering a squad of enemy riflemen, he fearlessly attacked them with hand grenades and bayonet, killed 8 and forced 3 to surrender. Continuing along the trench, he single-handedly forced the surrender of 32 more riflemen, captured the machine gunners, and opened the way for the leading elements of the battalion to advance and secure its objective. The extraordinary gallantry and aggressiveness displayed by T/Sgt. Peregory are exemplary of the highest tradition of the armed forces.
98-year-old 29th Division D-Day vet Leonard Jindra prays at the grave of 29th Division Medal of Honor recipient Frank Peregory killed in Normandy in June 1944.
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