Corporal John Henry Pruitt, U.S. Marine Corps, Medal of Honor Recipient

Pruitt of 78th Company, 6th Regiment, 2d Division was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions at Blanc Mont Ridge, France, on October 3, 1918. 


Also received the Army Medal of Honor. 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. 

Courtesy of the United States Marine Corps