Thomas Jackson Grayson
Brigadier General, United States Army
Jackson Grayson was born in Mississippi on 5 May 1897. He served
in the United States Army through to the rank of Brigadier General.
He died on 10 April 1962 and was buried with full military honors in Section
34 of Arlington National Cemetery. His son, Thomas
Jackson Grayson, Jr., Sergeant, United States Army, was killed-in-action
in the Korean war and is buried next to his father.
GRAYSON, THOMAS J.
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
28th Infantry Regiment, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 2 - 3, 1918
General Orders No. No. 16, W.D., 1920
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Thomas J. Grayson, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Exermont, France, October 2 - 3, 1918.
Lieutenant Grayson commanded a combat patrol which penetrated 2 kilometers into the enemy lines, and although twice attacked he maintained his position for 36 hours without supplies before returning to our lines with valuable information. The leadership and initiative displayed by Lieutenant Grayson were vital factors in the successful performance of this important mission.
Photo Courtesy of Russell C. Jacobs, October 2006
GRAYSON, THOMAS JACKSON