Lewis Mountain in Charlottesville, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Technical Sergeant Frank D. Peregory
Erected 1994 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number G-27.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, World II. In addition, it is included in the Medal of Honor Recipients series list.
Location. 38° 2.383′ N, 78° 30.417′ W. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Charlottesville VA 22903, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. James Monroe’s First Farm (approx. ¼ mile away); Henry Martin (approx. ¼ mile away); University of Virginia (approx. 0.3 miles away); Edgar Allan Poe (approx. 0.3 miles away); Thomas Jefferson Monument (approx. 0.3 miles away); William Holding Echols (approx. 0.4 miles away); Kappa Sigma Fraternity (approx. 0.4 miles away); The University “Corner” (approx. half a mile away).
Also see . . . Medal of Honor Citation for Frank Peregory. “On 8 June 1944, the 3d Battalion of the 116th Infantry was advancing on the strongly held German defenses at Grandcampe, France, when the leading elements were suddenly halted by decimating machinegun 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 handgrenades 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.” (Submitted on May 3, 2009.)
Credits. This page was last revised on April 17, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 3, 2009, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 1,990 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on May 3, 2009, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.