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Chase City in Mecklenburg County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Sgt. Earle D. Gregory

 
 
Sgt. Earle D. Gregory Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, June 21, 2009
1. Sgt. Earle D. Gregory Marker
Inscription. Born in Powhatan County on 18 Oct. 1897, Earle D. Gregory enlisted in 1914 at Chase City in the Virginia Volunteers (Virginia National Guard). He served in the 116th Inf. Regt., 29th Inf. Div., in WWI. On the first day of combat near Verdun, France, on 8 Oct. 1918, heavy German machine-gun fire stalled the division's attack. Saying, "I will get them," Gregory seized a rifle and trench-mortar shell, moved ahead of his platoon, and singlehandedly captured a machine gun, a howitzer, and 22 Germans. He became the only Virginian awarded the Medal of Honor during WWI. Gregory died in Tuscaloosa, Ala., on 6 Jan. 1972.
 
Erected 1996 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number F-89.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Medal of Honor Recipients marker series.
 
Location. 36° 47.93′ N, 78° 27.599′ W. Marker is in Chase City, Virginia, in Mecklenburg County. Marker is at the intersection of East 2nd Street (Virginia Route 92) and Boyd Street, on the right when traveling east on East 2nd Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Chase City VA 23924, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Christiansville (approx. mile away);
Robert E. Lee Community Center. image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, June 21, 2009
2. Robert E. Lee Community Center.
Thyne Institute (approx. 1.3 miles away); a different marker also named Thyne Institute (approx. 1.4 miles away); Lunenburg County / Mecklenburg County (approx. 4.7 miles away); Charlotte County / Mecklenburg County (approx. 5.9 miles away); West End High School (approx. 7.7 miles away); Mount Horeb Church (approx. 8 miles away); Paul Carrington (approx. 8.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chase City.
 
Also see . . .  U.S. Army Center Of Military History - Medal of Honor Recipients. World War I. Gregory, Earl D. (Submitted on June 23, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. HeroesWar, World I
 
Chase City High School WWII Memorial. image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, June 21, 2009
3. Chase City High School WWII Memorial.
In memory of students of vocational agriculture of Chase City High School who gave their lives in World War II. Johnnie W. Crowe, Durham P. Gurley, James C. Herndon, Jr., Walter F. Kizer, Henry P. Lipscomb, William A. Leach C. Harvey Wilson, Sidney F. Wortman, Jr. Erected 1947
Chase City War Memorial. image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, June 21, 2009
4. Chase City War Memorial.
This memorial is proudly dedicated to those Chase City men and women who selflessly served their nation in all its wars and conflicts from the day our forefathers fired the first shots against the British tyranny in 1776. Chase City is particularly proud of its sons who served with "E" Company of the 116th Infantry that spearheaded the Normandy landings in June 1944 and of those who risked all in America's undeclared wars on battlefields of Korea, Vietnam, Iran and Grenada.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 23, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 663 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 23, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.
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