Profiles of Honor Spotlight:
PVT. George O. Bishop

PVT. George O. Bishop

WWI

Salem, VA

 

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When George Oakley Bishop’s unit (Co. G, 38th Infantry Division, US Army) was pinned down by heavy German machine gun fire near Mezy, France in July 1918, Bishop charged through the barrage—against the warnings of his fellow soldiers.

 

He captured the German machine gun nest, single-handedly taking down 18 enemy soldiers as he went.

 

Bishop was awarded both the Distinguished Service Cross and the French Croix de Guerre for his death-defying bravery.

 

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