Thomas 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.
GRAYSON, THOMAS JACKSON
- VETERAN SERVICE DATES: Unknown
- DATE OF BIRTH: 05/05/1897
- DATE OF DEATH: 04/06/1962
- DATE OF INTERMENT: 04/10/1962
- BURIED AT: SECTION 34 SITE 1100
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
Michael Robert Patterson was born in Arlington and is the son of a former officer of the US Army. So it was no wonder that sooner or later his interests drew him to American history and especially to American military history. Many of his articles can be found on renowned portals like the New York Times, Washingtonpost or Wikipedia.
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