Wigle, Thomas W.

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Name
Wigle, Thomas W. Gender: M
Thomas Willford Wigle
born on 18 May 1909 at 15:00 (= 3:00 PM )
Place Indianapolis, Indiana, 39n46, 86w09
Timezone CST h6w (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_taucol.18.gif 27°15' s_mo.18.gif s_taucol.18.gif 17°56 Asc.s_libcol.18.gif 11°48'



Biography

United States Army officer and a recipient of the United States military's highest decoration—the Medal of Honor—for his actions in World War II. Prior to enlisting, Thomas Wigle was a Concert Violinist with Kansas City Philharmonic.

Wigle joined the Army from Detroit, Michigan, and by 14 September 1944 was serving as a second lieutenant in Company K, 135th Infantry Regiment, 34th Infantry Division. On that day, in Monte Frassino, Italy, Wigle assumed command of a platoon and led an assault on a heavily fortified German position. He single-handedly attacked three German-held houses before being wounded. He died of his wounds two days later, on 16 September 1944 at age 35, and, on 7 February 1945, was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor.


Link to Wikipedia biography

Events

Source Notes

Sy Scholfield provided birth certificate.

Categories

  • Traits : Personality : Courageous
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Live Stage (Concert Violinist)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Instrumentalist (Violinist)
  • Vocation : Military : Combat
  • Vocation : Military : Honors (Medal of Honor)
  • Vocation : Military : Killed
  • Vocation : Military : Military service (WWII)