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The Distinguished Service Cross
 U.S. Army - Pre-WW1 Interim 

 

Interim 1871 - 1898
 

YOUNG, JOHN C. 
(First Award) 
Sergeant Major, U.S. Army 
3d Infantry 
Date of Action: November 19, 1896 
Citation: 
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to John C. Young, Sergeant Major, U.S. Army, for rescuing a comrade from drowning in Minnesota River, near Fort Snelling, Minnesota, November 19, 1896. " 
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: Detroit, MI 
Other Award: Distinguished Service Cross w/OLC (Spanish-American War)

Interim 1899 - 11910
 

BROADUS, LEWIS
First Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company M, 25th Infantry
Date of Action: July 3, 1906
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Lewis Broadus, First Sergeant, U.S. Army, for coolness, presence of mind, and bravery in saving lives of others at Fort Niobrara, Nebraska, on July 3, 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: Richmond, VA

BRYAN, WILLIAM
Sergeant, U.S. Army
69th Company, Coast Artillery Corps
Date of Action: July 21, 1910
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to William Bryan, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for voluntarily entering a closed place and removing sacks of powder that were in close proximity to burning powder and smoldering debris, at the risk of his own life, thereby preventing further disaster after the explosion at Fort Monroe, Virginia, July 21, 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: New York, NY

HICKEY, EDWARD J.
Private, U.S. Army
Quartermaster Detachment
Date of Action: November 28, 1904
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Edward J. Hickey, Private, U.S. Army, for rescuing the body of a drowning boy at West Point, New York, November 28, 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: West Point, NY

KAHN, JOSEPH F.
Private, U.S. Army
Company I, 3d Infantry
Date of Action: July 12, 1904
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Joseph F. Kahn, Private, U.S. Army, for saving a fellow soldier from drowning in the harbor of Fort Liscum, Alaska, July 12, 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: Phoebus, VA

KOENIG, EDWARD
Private, U.S. Army
Company G, 8th Infantry
Date of Action: July 13, 1905
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Edward Koenig, Private, U.S. Army, for distinguished service on July 13, 1905, at the Governors Island Dock, New York, N.Y., in saving from drowning at the risk of his own life, a civilian who had jumped into the bay with the intention of committing suicide.
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

MCDOWELL, WINCHESTER
Private, U.S. Army
Company B, 5th Infantry
Date of Action: December 8, 1905
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Winchester McDowell, Private, U.S. Army, for conspicuous gallantry at Lake Champlain, New York, December 8, 1905.
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: Fulton Chain, NY

METCALF, CHARLES K.
Hospital Steward, U.S. Army
Hospital Corps
Date of Action: September 8, 1900
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Charles K. Metcalf, Hospital Steward, U.S. Army, for distinguished service during the cyclone at Galveston, Texas, September 8, 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: Floyd, VA

OHMER, CHARLES
Private, U.S. Army
Company F, 19th Infantry
Date of Action: February 28, 1899
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Charles Ohmer, Private, U.S. Army, for distinguished services in attacking and defeating robbers near Adjuntas, Puerto Rico, February 28, 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: Detroit, MI

 

Interim 1910 - 1917
 

BOWDEN, WILLIAM H.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company C, 27th Infantry
Date of Action: June 25, 1912
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to William H. Bowden, Corporal, U.S. Army, for distinguished conduct in rescuing a fellow soldier from drowning in the Wisconsin River, Wisconsin, on June 25, 1912.
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: Farmersville, TX

DAVIS, HARVEY S.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company B, 6th Infantry
Date of Action: August 19, 1912
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Harvey S. Davis, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for heroism in having saved another soldier from drowning at Fort Monroe, Virginia, August 19, 1912.
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: Nagatuck, WV

KEISTER, GUY A.
Private, U.S. Army
Company F, 8th Infantry
Date of Action: May 7, 1911
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Guy A. Keister, Private, U.S. Army, for saving a comrade from drowning at Lakeside, California, May 7, 1911.
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: Pasadena, CA

OLSEN, STANLEY R.
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Troop H, 6th Cavalry
Date of Action: May 17, 1916
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Stanley R. Olsen, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for distinguished service in saving from death by drowning, Private Emil A. Saboslay, Troop B, 6th Cavalry, at Espia, Chihuahua, Mexico, May 17, 1916.
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: Schenectady, NY

RICHARDSON, CLARENCE M.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
3d Company Potomac, Coast Artillery Corps
Date of Action: November 25, 1917
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Clarence M. Richardson, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for saving a fellow soldier from death by drowning at the risk of his own life, at Fort Washington, Maryland, November 25, 1917.
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: Riverside, KY

SCHAUS, WALTER C.
Private, U.S. Army
66th Company, Coast Artillery Corps
Date of Action: August 27, 1915
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Walter C. Schaus, Private, U.S. Army, for entering a burning building after other gallant soldiers were unable to endure the suffocating smoke, and at the imminent risk of his life rescued an inmate from the consuming flames, at Presidio of San Francisco, California, August 27, 1915.
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: Milwaukee, WI

VANDERVERT, CLAUDE R.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company K, 7th Infantry
Date of Action: September 28, 1914
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Claude R. Vandervert, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for distinguished conduct, September 28, 1914, at Vera Cruz, Mexico, in risking his life in rescuing a man who was in danger of drowning.
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: Malvern, IA

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