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The Distinguished Service Cross
 U.S. Army - Philippine Insurrection 

 


ALOE, ALFRED
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
12th Infantry
Date of Action: September 22, 1900
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Alfred Aloe, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Mozambique, Ilocos Norte, Philippine Islands, September 22, 1900. In the face of a heavy fire from insurgent forces, with great gallantry Lieutenant Aloe advanced to within 75 yards of the enemy's line and rescued the dead body, arms, and equipment of a soldier of his command and dressed the serious wounds of another.
General Orders No. No. 10, W.D., 1924
Home Town: Philadelphia, PA

ANDERSON, ALMER A.
Trumpeter, U.S. Army
Troop F, 7th Cavalry
Date of Action: November 9, 1912
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Almer A. Anderson, Trumpeter, U.S. Army, for extraordinary gallantry. Trumpeter Anderson rendered assistance to a fellow trooper who was disabled while swimming horses across the Tagnig River, near Fort McKinley, Philippine Islands, November 9, 1912, probably saving the man's life.
D.S.C. issued in lieu of the certificate of merit and the D.S.M. under the provisions of the act of Congress approved March 5, 1931.
Home Town: Chicago, IL

ANDREWS, CHARLES F.
Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army
43d Infantry, U.S. Volunteers
Date of Action: March 11, 1900
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Charles F. Andrews, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Paranas, Samar, Philippine Islands, March 11, 1900. During an attack by a greatly superior number of insurgents on the town which he was occupying with a small detachment, Lieutenant Andrews displayed exceptional courage, initiative, and highest qualities of leadership in successfully repulsing a desperate attack of the enemy, most of whom were armed with bolos.
General Orders No. No. 13, W.D., 1924
Home Town: San Francisco, CA

BARNES, WALTER K.
Acting Hospital Steward, U.S. Army
Hospital Corps
Date of Action: June 3, 1900
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Walter K. Barnes, Acting Hospital Steward, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action on June 3, 1900, at Province of Bulacan, Philippine Islands, during an engagement with insurgents for going forward to the firing line and applying first-aid dressing to a soldier who had been wounded fatally.
D.S.C. issued in lieu of the certificate of merit and the D.S.M. under the provisions of the act of Congress approved March 5, 1931.
Home Town: Birmingham, AL

BASSETT, DANIEL S.
Private, U.S. Army
Company F, 21st Infantry
Date of Action: June 22, 1899
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Daniel S. Bassett, Private, U.S. Army, for distinguished service at San Felipe Church, El Deposito, Manila Province, Philippine Islands, June 22, 1899.
D.S.C. issued in lieu of the certificate of merit and the D.S.M. under the provisions of the act of Congress approved March 5, 1931.
Home Town: Philadelphia, PA

BOLLES, FRANK C.
(First Award)
Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army
18th Infantry
Date of Action: February 12, 1899
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Frank C. Bolles, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action during the attack on Jaro, Panay, Philippine Islands, February 12, 1899. Second Lieutenant Bolles exhibited conspicuous bravery and skill in handling his detachment and directing the fire of his piece. Even after he was seriously wounded in the leg he continued to encourage his men and could scarcely be prevailed upon to desist from attempting mounting his horse when so crippled as to be unable to do so.
General Orders No. No. 14, W.D., 1923
Home Town: Rolla, MO
Other Award: Distinguished Service Cross w/OLC (WWI)

BOYINGTON, JOHN E.
Private, U.S. Army
Company I, 26th Infantry, U.S. Volunteers
Date of Action: October 15, 1900
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to John E. Boyington, Private, U.S. Army, for most distinguished service in an engagement with Insurgents near Tubungan, Philippine Islands, October 15, 1900.
D.S.C. issued in lieu of the certificate of merit and the D.S.M. under the provisions of the act of Congress approved March 5, 1931.
Home Town: Coopers Mills, ME

*BRICKEY, WILEY J.
First Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company H, 47th Infantry, U.S. Volunteers
Date of Action: February 14, 1900
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Wiley J. Brickey, First Sergeant, U.S. Army, for distinguished gallantry in action near Malabog, Luzon, Philippine Islands, February 14, 1900.
D.S.C. issued in lieu of the certificate of merit and the D.S.M. under the provisions of the act of Congress approved March 5, 1931.
Home Town: Maryville, TN

CARNER, GEORGE W.
Musician, U.S. Army
company H, 4th Infantry
Date of Action: September 5, 1901
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to George W. Carner, Musician, U.S. Army, for having assisted in saving two comrades from drowning in Borac river, near Nasugbu, Philippine Islands, September 5, 1901.
D.S.C. issued in lieu of the certificate of merit and the D.S.M. under the provisions of the act of Congress approved March 5, 1931.
Home Town: Poughkeepsie, NY

CODY, MYRON
Private, U.S. Army
Company A, 16th Infantry
Date of Action: March 9, 1901
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Myron Cody, Private, U.S. Army, for distinguished service at Corkscrew Hill, Nueva Vizcaya, Philippine Islands, March 9, 1901.
D.S.C. issued in lieu of the certificate of merit and the D.S.M. under the provisions of the act of Congress approved March 5, 1931.
Home Town: Luke Chute, OH

CONNOLLY, PATRICK A.
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
21st Infantry
Date of Action: December 23, 1901
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Patrick A. Connolly, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near San Jose, Batangas, Luzon, Philippine Islands, December 23, 1901. While leading his detachment of 7 men in an attack against a band of 23 insurgent bolomen, which resulted in a desperate hand-to-hand encounter, Lieutenant Connolly displayed personal bravery, courage, and leadership qualities of the highest order, and despite a severe wound on the head received early in the engagement he heroically continued the fight until all the enemy were killed.
General Orders No. No. 17, W.D., 1924
Home Town: Springfield, MA

COPELAND, SAMUEL
Private, U.S. Army
Company A, 24th Infantry
Date of Action: December 7, 1899
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Samuel Copeland, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action against Filipino insurgents at Naguilian, Luzon, Philippine Islands, December 7, 1899. When the command of which he was a member was held up in the crossing of the Rio Grande de Cagayan by rifle fire from a well-entrenched enemy, and being without boats or rafts with which to cross, Private Copeland, with five other members of his company, volunteered to swim the river. Displaying great gallantry and with utter disregard for his life, he swam the river in the face of heavy rifle fire, returned on a raft, secured arms and ammunition, crossed a second time, and took part in an attack which drove a superior force of the enemy from their trenches and the town occupied by them, thereby making possible the further advance of his company.
General Orders No. No. 3, W.D., 1925
Home Town: Washington, DC

COSTON, TONY
Private, U.S. Army
Company D, 44th Infantry, U.S. Volunteers
Date of Action: April 9, 1901
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Tony Coston, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action against insurgent forces near Caridad, Leyte, Philippine Islands, April 9, 1901. Private Coston, accompanied by five other men, with utter disregard for his personal safety, gallantly ascended a steep, narrow, rocky trail under a direct fire of both cannon and rifles, and a hail of huge boulders hurled down upon him, and succeeded in driving the insurgents from their strongly entrenched position and captured 12 cannon and a quantity of supplies.
General Orders No. No. 21, W.D., 1925
Home Town: Webber, KS

DAVIDSON, ALEXANDER H.
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
36th Infantry, U.S. Volunteers
Date of Action: October 17, 1899
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Alexander H. Davidson, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in an engagement with hostile Filipino insurgents near Porac, Province of Pampanga, Island of Luzon, Philippine Islands, on October 17, 1899.
General Orders No. 27, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Delaware City, DE

DRAKE, CHARLES B.
Captain, U.S. Army
14th Cavalry
Date of Action: February 14, 1904
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Charles B. Drake, Captain, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at the siege and taking of Cotta Pang Pang, Jolo, Philippine Islands, February 14, 1904. Captain Drake's conspicuous bravery and daring were demonstrated in leading the men to the firing line and being the first over the bamboo fence and the stone wall of the cotta.
General Orders No. 126, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Old Forge, PA

FERGUSON, ARTHUR M.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company E, 20th Kansas Volunteer Infantry
Date of Action: April 26, 1899
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Arthur M. Ferguson, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Calumpit, Philippine Islands, April 26, 1899, against an armed enemy. At the imminent risk of his life Corporal Ferguson voluntarily crawled through a network of iron beams underneath a bridge and, inch by inch, worked his way hand over hand across the bridge until he was underneath an insurgent's outpost, obtaining a complete description of the condition of the bridge.
General Orders No. 126, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Burlington, KS
Other Award: Medal of Honor (Philippine Insurrection)

FISHER, RONALD E.
Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army
14th Cavalry
Date of Action: May 3, 1905
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Ronald E. Fisher, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Peruka Utig's Cotta, Philippine Islands, may 3, 1905. In a hand-to-hand fight in a trench in the jungle, Lieutenant Fisher killed three Moros and cleared the trench.
General Orders No. No. 3, W.D., 1922
Home Town: Annapolis, MD

GARRARD, FLOYD P.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Troop I, 2d Cavalry
Date of Action: June 27, 1910
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Floyd P. Garrard, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for unhesitatingly going to the relief of a comrade in distress and displaying great presence of mind and fortitude in rescuing that comrade from drowning, at the risk of his own life, at Camp Overton, Mindanao, Philippine Islands, June 27, 1910.
D.S.C. issued in lieu of the certificate of merit and the D.S.M. under the provisions of the act of Congress approved March 5, 1931.
Home Town: Omaha, NE

GOULD, FRED H.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company H, 9th Infantry
Date of Action: January & February, 1902
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Fred H. Gould, Corporal, U.S. Army, for distinguished service in operations at Oras, Samar, Philippine Islands, January and February, 1902
D.S.C. issued in lieu of the certificate of merit and the D.S.M. under the provisions of the act of Congress approved March 5, 1931.
Home Town: Los Gatos, CA

GRAHAM, HUGH A.
Private, U.S. Army
Troop C, 4th Cavalry
Date of Action: October 11, 1899
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Hugh A. Graham, Private, U.S. Army, for courage in attempting, with two comrades, at the risk of their lives, to rescue a sergeant of their troop from drowning in the Rio Grande de la Pampanga River, Philippine Islands, October 11, 1899.
D.S.C. issued in lieu of the certificate of merit and the D.S.M. under the provisions of the act of Congress approved March 5, 1931.
Home Town: Philadelphia, PA

HARRIS, HENRY L., JR.
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
22d Infantry
Date of Action: May 3, 1905
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Henry L. Harris, Jr., First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action against an armed enemy at the capture of Peruka-Utig's Cotta, island of Jolo, Philippine Islands, May 3, 1905. Lieutenant Harris gallantly and fearlessly directed the movements of the most exposed part of the firing line, and, without regard for his personal safety, was the first man to enter the cotta, a stronghold of the enemy, where it was expected that a last stubborn stand would be made by the insurgents.
General Orders No. 126, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Hoboken, NJ

HARRISON, FRED A.
Private, U.S. Army
Troop C, 6th Cavalry
Date of Action: December 31, 1901
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Fred A. Harrison, Private, U.S. Army, for distinguished service in engagement near San Nicolas, Cavite Province, Philippine Islands, December 31, 1901.
D.S.C. issued in lieu of the certificate of merit and the D.S.M. under the provisions of the act of Congress approved March 5, 1931.
Home Town: La Junta, CO

HARTY, BERNARD A.
Private, U.S. Army
Troop A, 6th Cavalry
Date of Action: July 4, 1909
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Bernard A. Harty, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action in action against hostile Moros on Patian Island, Philippine Islands, July 4, 1909. Private Harty, with other men, entered a cave occupied by a desperate enemy, and in the face of a heavy fire with utter disregard for his personal safety, aided in forcing the outlaws to abandon their stronghold, which resulted in their destruction by our forces.
General Orders No. No. 14, W.D., 1925
Home Town: Philadelphia, PA

HENNECKE, FREDERICK
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company L, 8th Infantry
Date of Action: October 11, 1899
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Frederick Hennecke, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for conspicuous gallantry in action against Pulajanes, near the village, near La Paz, on the island of Leyte, Philippine Islands, October 11, 1899.
D.S.C. issued in lieu of the certificate of merit and the D.S.M. under the provisions of the act of Congress approved March 5, 1931.
Home Town: New York, NY

HERTER, OTTO
Private, U.S. Army
Hospital Corps
Date of Action: March 27, 1903
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Otto Herter, Private, U.S. Army, for distinguished service during an engagement with ladrones near Bago-Buntay, Rizal, Philippine Islands, on March 27, 1903.
D.S.C. issued in lieu of the certificate of merit and the D.S.M. under the provisions of the act of Congress approved March 5, 1931.
Home Town: Stuttgart, Germany

HOBBS, HORACE P.
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
17th Infantry
Date of Action: May 5, 1905
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Horace P. Hobbs, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Pala's Cotta, Island of Jolo, Philippine Islands, May 5, 1905. With his company (provisional company, 17th Infantry), Lieutenant Hobbs held his command in a position under heavy hostile fire at a range of from 10 to 100 yards from a strong enemy position for more than four hours and gained valuable information as to the enemy's position by fearlessly exposing himself in climbing a tree to make observations.
General Orders No. No. 4, W.D., 1923
Home Town: Germantown, PA

HUMPHREY, CHARLES F., JR.
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
12th Infantry
Date of Action: August 16, 1899
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Charles F. Humphrey, Jr., First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action against hostile insurgents at Angeles, Luzon, Philippine Islands, August 16, 1899, while serving as first lieutenant, 12th U.S. Infantry. While exposed to heavy enemy fire Lieutenant Humphrey dressed the wounds of three men of his company, and his courage, coolness, and good judgment were an inspiration to his command.
General Orders No. 126, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Washington, DC

JEFFERS, SOLOMON L.
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
33d Infantry, U.S. Volunteers
Date of Action: January 25, 1900
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Solomon L. Jeffers, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action against insurgent forces, near Licuan, Luzon, Philippine Islands, January 25, 1900. With great gallantry and fearlessness Lieutenant Jeffers led seven men up a narrow trail against unknown numbers of the enemy, flanked their position, and killed or captured the entire number.
General Orders No. 7, W.D., 1925
Home Town: Little Rock, AR

JOHNSTON, GORDON
Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army
43d Infantry, U.S. Volunteers
Date of Action: February 1, 1900
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Gordon Johnston, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Palo, Leyte, Philippine Islands, February 1, 1900. While in command of a small detachment of scouts Lieutenant Johnston displayed remarkable gallantry and leadership in charging a greatly superior force of entrenched insurgents in the face of cannon and rifle fire, driving the enemy from their position and capturing the town of Palo.
General Orders No. No. 13, W.D., 1924
Home Town: Birmingham, AL
Other Award: Medal of Honor (Philippine Insurrection)

JORDAN, JOSEPH E.
Private, U.S. Army
Company H, 43d Infantry, U.S. Volunteers
Date of Action: March 26, 1900
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Joseph E. Jordan, Private, U.S. Army, for distinguished service in the attack on insurgents at Calbayog, Samar, P.I., on March 26, 1900.
D.S.C. issued in lieu of the certificate of merit and the D.S.M. under the provisions of the act of Congress approved March 5, 1931.
Home Town: New York, NY

KEENEY, ARMAR D.
Private, U.S. Army
Company D, 8th Infantry
Date of Action: September 10, 1907
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Armar D. Keeney, Private, U.S. Army, for distinguished conduct in rescuing a comrade from drowning near Ilollo, Panay, Philippine Islands, September 10, 1907.
D.S.C. issued in lieu of the certificate of merit and the D.S.M. under the provisions of the act of Congress approved March 5, 1931.
Home Town: Bonanza, AR

KING, EDWARD L.
Captain, U.S. Army
11th Cavalry
Date of Action: October 6, 1899
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Edward L. King, Captain, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Imus, Cavite Province, Philippine Islands, October 6, 1899. Captain King's his great personal bravery in disarming a hostile Filipino saved the life of a brother officer.
General Orders No. 126, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Bridgewater, MA

KREGER, EDWARD A.
Captain, U.S. Army
39th Infantry, U.S. Volunteers
Date of Action: March 10, 1900
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Edward A. Kreger, Captain, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action between Los Banos and Bay Laguna, Philippine Islands, March 10, 1900, in an engagement with an armed enemy.
General Orders No. 108, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Cherokee, IA

LEONARD, CHARLES L.
Hospital Steward, U.S. Army
Hospital Service
Date of Action: April 8, 1903
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Charles L. Leonard, Hospital Steward, U.S. Army, for distinguished gallantry in the assault on Fort Bacolod, Lake Lanao, Mindanao, Philippine Islands, April 8, 1903.
D.S.C. issued in lieu of the certificate of merit and the D.S.M. under the provisions of the act of
Congress approved March 5, 1931.
Home Town: Lancaster, PA

LEWIS, CONVERSE R.
Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army
23d Infantry
Date of Action: June 14, 1904
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Converse R. Lewis, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action against hostile Moros on the Buluan river, island of Mindanao, June 14, 1904.
General Orders No. 111, W.D., 1919
Home Town: New Orleans, LA

LEWIS, WILLIAM F.
Captain (Medical Corps), U.S. Army
U.S. Army
Date of Action: January 7, 1905
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to William F. Lewis, Captain (Medical Corps), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Laksamana Usap's Cotta, island of Jolo, Philippine Islands, January 7, 1905. During the attack on the cotta, Captain Lewis showed great gallantry and courage when he went into the line of fire to the assistance of a badly wounded soldier, whom he rescued and carried to the dressing station, where the man later died.
General Orders No. No. 4, W.D., 1923
Home Town: Kingston, NC

MAHONEY, DENIS
Private, U.S. Army
Company L, 36th Infantry, U.S. Volunteers
Date of Action: August 16, 1899
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Denis Mahoney, Private, U.S. Army, for gallantry in action near Guagua, Philippine Islands, August 16, 1899.
D.S.C. issued in lieu of the certificate of merit and the D.S.M. under the provisions of the act of Congress approved March 5, 1931.
Home Town: New York, NY

MCDONALD, WILBERT L.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company D, 19th Infantry
Date of Action: March 7, 1906
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Wilbert L. McDonald, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for gallant conduct in action at Mount Bud-Dajo, Jolo, Philippine Islands, March 7, 1906.
D.S.C. issued in lieu of the certificate of merit and the D.S.M. under the provisions of the act of Congress approved March 5, 1931.
Home Town: Huntsville, TN

MCMASTER, GEORGE H.
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
Company H, 24th Infantry
Date of Action: December 7, 1899
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to George H. McMaster, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action while in command of Company H, 24th Infantry, which was held up in the crossing of the Rio Grande de Cagayan, Philippine Islands, December 7, 1899, by rifle fire from a well-entrenched enemy on the opposite bank, and being without rafts or boats with which to cross, Lieutenant McMaster volunteered to swim the river. Displaying great gallantry and utmost disregard of his own life, with a party of five men he swam the river in the face of a heavy rifle fire and with reinforcements which later joined him drove the enemy from their trenches and then through and out of the town, thereby making possible the further advance of his command.
General Orders No. No. 43, W.D., 1922
Home Town: Columbia, SC

MILES, PERRY L.
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
14th Infantry
Date of Action: February 5, 1899
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Perry L. Miles, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Manila, Philippine Islands, February 5, 1899. During the attack by two companies of the 14th Infantry on blockhouse No. 14 and adjacent trenches strongly held by insurgent forces, when the commanding officer was mortally wounded, the advance was checked and the troops were partially demoralized in the face of a heavy concentrated fire from the front and both flanks, Lieutenant Miles assumed command, ordered the advance to continue, and went along the line with utter disregard of the hostile fire and urged his men forward. Then, with exceptional gallantry and the highest qualities of leadership, he dashed forward, many yards ahead of his men, calling on them to follow, and drove the enemy from their position. His splendid example of personal heroism, courage, and coolness furnished the needed inspiration to the wavering command and resulted in the successful accomplishment of a seemingly impossible attack.
General Orders No. No. 10, W.D., 1924
Home Town: Columbus, OH

MILLER, CLAUDE H.
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
24th Infantry
Date of Action: December 7, 1899
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Claude H Miller, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Naguilian, Luzon, Philippine Islands, December 7, 1899. When the command of which he was a member was held up in the crossing of the Rio Grande de Cagayan by rifle fire of a well-entrenched enemy, and being without boats or rafts with which to cross, Lieutenant Miller hastily constructed a raft made of bamboo, strips of shelter tents, and personal equipment, an on this flimsy affair with two soldiers volunteered to cross the river. Displaying great gallantry and with utter disregard for his own safety Lieutenant Miller crossed the river in the face of heavy rifle fire and took part in an attack which drove the enemy from the trenches and the town occupied by them, thereby making possible the further advance of the command.
General Orders No. No. 3, W.D., 1925
Home Town: Lynchburg, VA

MONROE, EDWARD M.
Private, U.S. Army
Company A, 24th Infantry
Date of Action: December 7, 1899
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Edward M. Monroe, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Naguilian, Luzon, Philippine Islands, December 7, 1899. When the command of which he was a member was held up in the crossing of the Rio Grande de Cagayan by rifle fire from a well-entrenched enemy and being without boats or rafts with which to cross, Private Monroe with five other members of his company volunteered to swim the river. Displaying great gallantry and with utter disregard for his life, he swam the river in the face of heavy rifle fire, returned on a raft, secured arms and ammunition, crossed a second time, and took part in an attack which drove a superior force of the enemy from their trenches and the town occupied by them, thereby making possible the further advance of his company.
General Orders No. No. 3, W.D., 1925
Home Town: Philadelphia, PA

MORELAND, GEORGE
Private, U.S. Army
Company L, 26th Infantry
Date of Action: October 30, 1902
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to George Moreland, Private, U.S. Army, for highly meritorious conduct in voluntarily nursing a comrade who was suffering from Asiatic cholera while separated from attendance, and without assistance preparing the body for burial, thereby contracting the disease and endangering his own life in safeguarding the health of his comrades, at Cabano, Guimaras, Philippine Islands, October 30, 1902.
D.S.C. issued in lieu of the certificate of merit and the D.S.M. under the provisions of the act of Congress approved March 5, 1931.
Home Town: Nettleton, MI

MORROW, BISHOP L.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company I, 28th Infantry
Date of Action: May 1, 1903
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Bishop L. Morrow, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for bravery in saving the life of a wounded comrade by defending him against the treacherous attack of three Moros, all of whom he killed or wounded, near Pantar on the Iligan, Lake Lanao Military Road, Philippine Islands, May 1, 1903.
D.S.C. issued in lieu of the certificate of merit and the D.S.M. under the provisions of the act of Congress approved March 5, 1931.
Home Town: Mark, LA

MYERS, LEO A.
Private, U.S. Army
Troop K, 6th Cavalry
Date of Action: July 2, 1909
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Leo A. Myers, Private, U.S. Army, for gallantry in action against hostile Moros at Patian Island, Philippine Islands, July 2, 1909.
D.S.C. issued in lieu of the certificate of merit and the D.S.M. under the provisions of the act of Congress approved March 5, 1931.
Home Town: San Francisco, CA

O'BRIEN, JAMES J.
Private, U.S. Army
Company D, 5th Infantry
Date of Action: February 2, 1901
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to James J. O'Brien, Private, U.S. Army, for distinguished service in action at Batioto, Philippine Islands, February 2, 1901.
D.S.C. issued in lieu of the certificate of merit and the D.S.M. under the provisions of the act of Congress approved March 5, 1931.
Home Town: New York, NY

ODIN, ARTHUR S.
Private, U.S. Army
Company I, 9th Infantry
Date of Action: June 13, 1899
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Arthur S. Odin, Private, U.S. Army, for distinguished service in the action near Zapote River, Philippine Islands, June 13, 1899.
D.S.C. issued in lieu of the certificate of merit and the D.S.M. under the provisions of the act of Congress approved March 5, 1931.
Home Town: Syracuse, NY

OLSON, ROY C.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company D, 19th Infantry
Date of Action: March 7, 1906
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Roy C. Olson, Corporal, U.S. Army, for gallant conduct in action at Mount Bud-Dajo, Jolo, Philippine Islands, March 7, 1906, in willingly and unhesitatingly responding to a call for a few men to occupy an exposed point in advance of the line in plain view and within 25 or 30 yards of the enemy, from which point he kept up a most effective fire until the assault was made.
D.S.C. issued in lieu of the certificate of merit and the D.S.M. under the provisions of the act of Congress approved March 5, 1931.
Home Town: Kansas City, MO

PARROTT, ROGER S.
Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army
2d Field Artillery
Date of Action: July 4, 1909
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Roger S. Parrott, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action on Patian Island, Philippine Islands, July 4, 1909. During the attack on the Moro stronghold Lieutenant Parrott commanded with great gallantry and coolness a mountain-gun detachment. In the face of enemy fire the mountain gun was dragged to and held by block and tackle within a few yards of the hostile position, from which place he directed a heavy fire on the enemy, and replaced his gunner when the latter was severely wounded. When the assault on the enemy's position took place and the gun commanded by Lieutenant Parrott could no longer be fired, he took command of the men in his immediate vicinity, gallantly leading them forward, and engaging the charging enemy in hand-to-hand combat.
General Orders No. No. 13, W.D., 1924
Home Town: Dayton, OH

PERSHING, JOHN J.
Brigadier General, U.S. Army
Commander
Date of Action: June 15, 1913
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to John J. Pershing, Brigadier General, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action against hostile fanatical Moros at Mount Bagsak, Jolo, Philippine Islands, on June 15, 1913. Brigadier General Pershing personally assumed command of the assaulting line at the most critical period when only about 15 yards from the last Moro position. His encouragement and splendid example of personal heroism resulted in a general advance and the prompt capture of the hostile stronghold.
Decorations U.S. Army, Supplement V, 1941
Home Town: Laclede, MO

PHILBIN, PATRICK
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company L, 15th Infantry
Date of Action: December 31, 1900
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Patrick Philbin, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for distinguished service in the action at the Barrio of San Juan, Philippine Islands, December 31, 1900.
D.S.C. issued in lieu of the certificate of merit and the D.S.M. under the provisions of the act of Congress approved March 5, 1931.
Home Town: Dunmore, PA

REMINGTON, PHILIP
Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army
22d Infantry
Date of Action: October 22, 1905
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Philip Remington, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Malala River, Mindanao, Philippine Islands, October 22, 1905. While commanding the leading troop of the advance guard of an expedition against Dato Ali, upon locating Ali's cotta, which was occupied by hostile Moros, Lieutenant Remington courageously dashed forward, leading his men, and engaged the enemy at point-blank range. In a pistol and rifle duel he succeeded in killing Ali with his pistol, but not until one of Lieutenant Remington's own men had been killed by rifle fire from Ali. He then disposed his command, which in a brisk fire fight killed the remaining members of the band of Moros.
General Orders No. No. 4, W.D., 1923
Home Town: Windsor, CT

RHODES, CHARLES D.
Captain, U.S. Army
6th Cavalry
Date of Action: December 31, 1901
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Charles D. Rhodes, Captain, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near the barrio of San Nicolas, Pueblo of Bacoor, Cavite, Luzon, Philippine Islands, December 31, 1901. Captain Rhodes gallantly and fearlessly led an attack on a superior body of insurgents with two men of his troop, killing two of the enemy and wounding two, including their leader, and dispersing the remainder.
General Orders No. 126, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Delaware, OH

RICE, GEORGE D.
Chaplain, U.S. Army
27th Infantry, U.S. Army
Date of Action: May 2, 1902
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to George D. Rice, Chaplain, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Bayan, Lake Lanao, Mindanao, Philippine Islands, May 2, 1902. With utter disregard for his personal safety Chaplain Rice administered to the wounded under heavy fire from the enemy.
General Orders No. No. 14, W.D., 1925
Home Town: Medford, MA

RINGS, WILLIAM
Cook, U.S. Army
Company L, 30th Infantry, U.S. Volunteers
Date of Action: March 26, 1900
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to William Rings, Cook, U.S. Army, for distinguished gallantry in action at Analason Mountains, Luzon, Philippine Islands, March 26, 1900.
D.S.C. issued in lieu of the certificate of merit and the D.S.M. under the provisions of the act of Congress approved March 5, 1931.
Home Town: Durand, MI

SHEEN, HENRY H.
Captain, U.S. Army
14th Infantry
Date of Action: August 19, 1900
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Henry H. Sheen, Captain, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with operations against an armed enemy near Dasmarinas, Philippine Islands, August 19, 1900. Captain Sheen, at the imminent risk of his own life succeeded in saving the life of a brother officer from drowning while the detachment under his command was attempting to cross the Imus River and effect a surprise upon a rendezvous of a ladrone band in the vicinity.
General Orders No. 118, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Norfolk, VA

SMITH, ROBERT H.
Private, U.S. Army
Company L, 30th Infantry, U.S. Volunteers
Date of Action: March 26, 1900
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Robert H. Smith, Private, U.S. Army, for distinguished gallantry in action on Analason Mountains, Luzon, Philippine Islands, March 26, 1900.
D.S.C. issued in lieu of the certificate of merit and the D.S.M. under the provisions of the act of Congress approved March 5, 1931.
Home Town: Alma, MI

STAPLES, FRANK
Private, U.S. Army
Company F, 27th Infantry
Date of Action: May 4, 1903
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Frank Staples, Private, U.S. Army, for distinguished gallantry in the assault on Fort Pitacus, Philippine Islands, May 4, 1903.
D.S.C. issued in lieu of the certificate of merit and the D.S.M. under the provisions of the act of Congress approved March 5, 1931.
Home Town: Brooklyn, NY

SWAN, FRANK S.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company K, 6th Infantry
Date of Action: July 19, 1899
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Frank S. Swan, Corporal, U.S. Army, for distinguished service in action at Bobong, Negros, Philippine Islands, July 19, 1899.
D.S.C. issued in lieu of the certificate of merit and the D.S.M. under the provisions of the act of Congress approved March 5, 1931.
Home Town: Brooklyn, NY

TREADWAY, SAMUEL
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company G, 22d Infantry
Date of Action: April 9, 1904
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Samuel Treadway, Corporal, U.S. Army, for gallant and meritorious conduct in the attack on a Moro Cottain in Mindanao, Philippine Islands, known as Linak, April 9, 1904, rendering valuable service after being severely wounded.
D.S.C. issued in lieu of the certificate of merit and the D.S.M. under the provisions of the act of Congress approved March 5, 1931.
Home Town: Parkersburg, WV

VAN WAY, CHARLES W.
Captain, U.S. Army
33d Infantry, U.S. Volunteers
Date of Action: November 2, 1900
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Charles W. Van Way, Captain, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action on the Abra River, Abra Province, Luzon, Philippine Islands, November 2, 1900, in action against insurgents.
General Orders No. 44, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Winfield, KS

WENDELL, WILLIAM
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Troop C, 6th Cavalry
Date of Action: July 4, 1909
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to William Wendell, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action against hostile Moros on Patian Island, Philippine Islands, July 4, 1909. Sergeant Wendell with other men entered a cave occupied by a desperate enemy and in the face of a heavy fire, with utter disregard for his personal safety, aided in forcing the outlaws to abandon their stronghold, which resulted in their destruction by our forces.
General Orders No. No. 14, W.D., 1925
Home Town: Cleveland, OH

WHELAN, JOHN
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company F, 27th Infantry
Date of Action: May 2, 1902
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to John Whelan, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for conspicuous gallantry in action at Bayang, Philippine Islands, May 2, 1902.
D.S.C. issued in lieu of the certificate of merit and the D.S.M. under the provisions of the act of Congress approved March 5, 1931.
Home Town: New York, NY

WILLFORD, JAMES W.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company G, 9th Infantry
Date of Action: September 1, 1901
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to James W. Willford, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for great coolness and good judgment displayed in commanding a battery when ambushed by natives near Basey, Samar, Philippine Islands, September 1, 1901.
D.S.C. issued in lieu of the certificate of merit and the D.S.M. under the provisions of the act of Congress approved March 5, 1931.
Home Town: Urbana, OH

WILLIAMS, GUS J.
Private, U.S. Army
Company A, 24th Infantry
Date of Action: December 7, 1899
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Gus J. Williams, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Naguilian, Luzon, Philippine Islands, December 7, 1899. When the command of which he was a member was held up in the crossing of the Rio Grande de Cagayan by rifle fire from a well-entrenched enemy, and being without boats or rafts with which to cross, Private Williams with five other members of his company volunteered to swim the river. Displaying great gallantry and with utter disregard for his life, he swam the river in the face of heavy rifle fire, returned on a raft, secured arms and ammunition, crossed a second time, and took part in an attack which drove a superior force of the enemy from their trenches and the town occupied by them, thereby making possible the further advance of his company.
General Orders No. No. 3, W.D., 1925
Home Town: Jacksonville, AL

WOODS, GEORGE
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company B, 27th Infantry
Date of Action: May 2, 1902
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to George Woods, Corporal, U.S. Army, for conspicuous gallantry in action at Bayang, Philippine Islands, May 2, 1902.
D.S.C. issued in lieu of the certificate of merit and the D.S.M. under the provisions of the act of Congress approved March 5, 1931.
Home Town: St. Louis, MO

WOODS, WALTER W.
Private, U.S. Army
Company H, 22d Infantry
Date of Action: February 13, 1904
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Walter W. Woods, Private, U.S. Army, for excellent service after being severely wounded in an attack on Camp Santas, Mindanao, Philippine Islands, February 13, 1904.
D.S.C. issued in lieu of the certificate of merit and the D.S.M. under the provisions of the act of Congress approved March 5, 1931.
Home Town: Worcester, MA

ZINK, EDWARD J.
Quartermaster Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company A, 22d Infantry
Date of Action: January 22, 1904
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Edward J. Zink, Quartermaster Sergeant, U.S. Army, for most distinguished gallantry in action on the Ramaien River, Mindanao, Philippine Islands, January 22, 1904.
D.S.C. issued in lieu of the certificate of merit and the D.S.M. under the provisions of the act of Congress approved March 5, 1931.
Home Town: Louisville, KY

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