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Congressional Medal of Honor Citations for Actions Taken This Day VILLEPIGUE, JOHN C.

Rank and organization: Corporal, U.S. Army, Company M, 118th Infantry, 30th Division. Place and date: At Vaux-Andigny, France, 15 October 1918. Entered service at. Camden, S.C. Born: 29 March 1896, Camden, S.C. G.O. No.: 16, W.D., 1919. Citation: Having been sent out with 2 other soldiers to scout through the village of Vaux-Andigny, he met with strong resistance from enemy machinegun fire, which killed 1 of his men and wounded the other. Continuing his advance without aid 500 yards in advance of his platoon and in the face of machinegun and artillery fire he encountered 4 of the enemy in a dugout, whom he attacked and killed with a handgrenade. Crawling forward to a point 150 yards in advance of his first encounter, he rushed a machinegun nest, killing 4 and capturing 6 of the enemy and taking 2 light machineguns. After being joined by his platoon he was severely wounded in the arm.

Checotah Lions Club

Checotah Lions Club

Checotah Lions Club 2020-2021 officers: Tail Twister Mike Key, Treasurer Robert Jennings, President Darren Armstrong, Co-Secretaries Iris Park and Bill Frame. Not pictured; Vice President Tony Fields. STAFF PHOTO

The Class of

The Class of

The Class of Checotah has been bringing home the trophies in competitions. Pictured here at Elgin they came in 1st place in Division 4A, 1st place High Visual, 1st place Outstanding Drumline and Best in Class. COURTESY PHOTO

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