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The Distinguished Service Cross
World War I
 To Members of the U.S. Army 

 

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AAMODT, MORRIS H. G.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company K, 148th Infantry Regiment, 37th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 3, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Morris H. G. Aamodt, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Hearne, Belgium, November 3, 1918. Sergeant Aamodt advanced alone through violent artillery fire to reconnoiter the new position to be occupied by his company beyond the L'Escaut River. He made the reconnaissance and returned with valuable information for his company commander, but was wounded while advancing to the new position with his company.
General Orders No. 44, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Chicago, IL

AAMOT, ARTHUR
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company D, 126th Infantry Regiment, 32d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: August 29, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Arthur Aamot, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Juvigny, France, August 29, 1918. Sergeant Aamot had sought cover in a shell hole, after a difficult advance in the face of heavy machine-gun fire, when he observed distress signals from a tank nearby, on which concentrated artillery and machine-gun fire was being directed by the enemy. Leaving his shelter, Sergeant Aamot proceeded through the fire to the tank, where he found a wounded man, whom he courageously carried to safety.
General Orders No. 44, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Saco, MT

AARONSON, JULIUS
(First Award)
Private, U.S. Army
Company G, 109th Infantry Regiment, 28th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 7, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Julius Aaronson, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Apremont, France, October 7, 1918. When his company was suddenly fired upon by enemy machine guns during an advance and forced to seek shelter Private Aaronson remained in the open under a continuous shower of machine-gun bullets, caring for eight wounded men, dressing their wounds and securing their evacuation.
General Orders No. 35, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Lansford, PA
Other Award: Distinguished Service Cross w/OLC (WWI)

AARONSON, JULIUS
(Second Award)
Private, U.S. Army
Company G, 109th Infantry Regiment, 28th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 7, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Julius Aaronson, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Apremont, France, on October 7, 1918, Private Aaronson is awarded one bar to be worn with the Distinguished Service Cross. Having become separated from his company and wounded by a bullet which pierced his helmet, Private Aaronson advanced alone on a machine-gun nest across an open field in broad daylight, killed the gunner and captured two of the crew, whom he pressed into the service of carrying wounded.
General Orders No. 35, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Lansford, PA
Other Award: Distinguished Service Cross (WWI)

ABBOTT, GEORGE C.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company A, 357th Infantry Regiment, 90th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 12, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to George C. Abbott, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Fey-en-Haye, France, September 12, 1918. Sergeant Abbott saved the life of a soldier who was directly under the fire of an enemy machine gun by rushing the gun, killing the gunner, and capturing the gun. His gallant conduct inspired the men of his platoon to continue the advance.
General Orders No. No. 128, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Norman, OK

ABBOTT, ROBERT L
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company B, 3d Supply Train, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: May 31 to June 4, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Robert L Abbott, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Chateau- Thierry, France, May 31 to June 4, 1918. Wounded in the hand by a bursting shell, he voluntarily drove a motorcycle, carrying messages and information to and from French and other headquarters. He was without sleep for 36 hours and constantly passed through hostile machine-gun and shell fire.
General Orders No. No. 132, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Sherman, TX

ABBOTT, WILLIAM Y.
Bugler, U.S. Army
Company D, 111th Infantry Regiment, 28th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 2, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to William Y. Abbott, Bugler, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action during the Meuse-Argonne offensive, France, October 2, 1918. While on duty as a runner carrying messages to company commanders across heavily shelled areas, Bugler Abbott discovered an office lying severely wounded out in advance of the line. After delivering his message he volunteered to rescue this officer unaided and in so doing he himself was wounded.
General Orders No. 6, W.D., 1931
Home Town: Philadelphia, PA

ABELE, HERBERT A.
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
324th Infantry Regiment, 81st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 9, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Herbert A. Abele, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Ville-en-Woevre, France, November 9, 1918. Lieutenant Abele voluntarily went through an intense machine-gun barrage at great personal risk in order to rescue a wounded soldier.
General Orders No. 32, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Memphis, TN

ABEND, LOUIS
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company M, 28th Infantry Regiment, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: May 28 - 30, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Louis Abend, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Cantigny, France, May 28 - 30, 1918. When all the officers of his platoon had become casualties under a heavy artillery and machine-gun fire, Corporal Abend, displaying great bravery and initiative, voluntarily took command, effected a reorganization of the platoon which was being rapidly depleted, and held his men so well in hand that they completely repulsed two powerful counterattacks launched by the enemy.
General Orders No. No. 4, W.D., 1924
Home Town: New York, NY

ABERCROMBIE, HUGH
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Battery A, 10th Field Artillery, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 15, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Hugh Abercrombie, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Janvier Farm, France, July 15, 1918. Sergeant Abercrombie, in charge of the ammunition detail, realizing that all the ammunition at the guns had been used by a barrage to prevent the enemy from crossing the Marne River, immediately organized his detail and carried ammunition by hand from scattered piles whose locations were known to him alone, to the battery position, a distance of about a kilometer. While so engaged, he was severely wounded but refused to be evacuated. After receiving first-aid treatment he ordered that he be placed in a shallow trench, from which place he directed the supply of ammunition to the guns. His bravery and utter disregard of his wounded condition were an inspiration to his comrades.
General Orders No. 8, W.D., 1934
Home Town: Verona, PA

ABERNATHY, CHARLES V.
Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army
6th Infantry Regiment, 5th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 14, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Charles V. Abernathy, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Thiaucourt, France, September 14, 1918. Commanding the regimental pioneer platoon, Lieutenant Abernathy led it and the Stokes Mortar Platoon as Infantry, and overcame a machine-gun nest, capturing several machine guns and disposing of the crew. He continued to advance under heavy shell and machine-gun fire, until he fell wounded in the head, hip and leg.
General Orders 70, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Palatka, FL

ABRAMS, ROLAND W.
Private, U.S. Army
Company K, 313th Infantry Regiment, 79th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 3, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Roland W. Abrams, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Crepion, France, November 3, 1918. While carrying a message from battalion to regimental headquarters, Private Abrams was seriously injured in the lungs and eyes by concentrated mustard gas, but he continued on his mission and reported back to battalion headquarters before seeking medical attention.
General Orders No. 21, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Baltimore, MD

*ACHENBACH, MAX
Private, U.S. Army
Company A, 2d Machine-Gun Battalion, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 5, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Max Achenbach, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Fleville, France, October 5, 1918. When his gun squad had received orders to withdraw to a better position, because of the intense fire to which they were subjected, the retreat was delayed because the gunner had been wounded. Private Achenbach rushed to the gun and endeavored to remove it, but while thus engaged he received severe wounds in the arms, legs, and stomach which shortly after caused his death.
General Orders 64, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Revere, MA

*ACHESON, WILLIAM CHALMERS
Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army
320th Machine-Gun Battalion, 82d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 14, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to William Chalmers Acheson, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near St. Juvin, France, October 14, 1918. Seeing a flank position exposed by the non-arrival of an infantry regiment, Lieutenant Acheson promptly moved his four guns to the position and held off a strong attack by the enemy. During the action 30 prisoners were taken, but nearly all his platoon had been killed or wounded. Lieutenant Acheson personally operated a gun and, although wounded, poured a most effective fire into the ranks of the enemy, continuing until he died from loss of blood.
General Orders No. 44, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Pittsburgh, PA

ACKERS, DEANE E.
Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army
16th Infantry Regiment, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 22, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Deane E. Ackers, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Soissons, France, July 22, 1918. Lieutenant Ackers assumed command of several detachments which were nearly surrounded by superior forces of the enemy, and with singular gallantry and leadership fought his way through the enemy lines back to our positions.
General Orders No. 46, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Abilene, KS

ACKLEY, FRANCIS
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company D, 60th Infantry Regiment, 5th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 14, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Francis Ackley, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Cunel, France, October 14, 1918. After his company had suffered severe losses from an enemy machine gun, Corporal Ackley volunteered to silence it single-handed. Advancing from the flank, under heavy sniping fire, he surprised the crew, killed the three gunners with his pistol and then turned the machine gun on the enemy, covering the advance of his detachment to the position and inflicting several losses on the hostile troops.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Elmira, NY

ACKLEY, GEORGE
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company L, 148th Infantry Regiment, 37th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 27, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to George Ackley, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Montfaucon, France, September 27, 1918. While leading his platoon, Sergeant Ackley stormed and destroyed two machine-gun nests. Later he again displayed utter disregard for his personal safety when he extricated his platoon from a perilous position, forcing a passage through the enemy and rejoining the remainder of the company.
General Orders No. 59, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Pomeroy, OH

ACKLEY, JAMES
Private, U.S. Army
Company A, 23d Infantry Regiment, 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: June 6, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to James Ackley, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Chateau-Thierry, France, June 6, 1918. Even after he had been painfully wounded, Private Ackley remained on duty during the attack, performing his mission as runner, until ordered to the dressing station by his commanding officer.
General Orders 87, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Siegel, PA

ACKLEY, WARD M.
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
363d Infantry Regiment, 91st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 27, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Ward M. Ackley, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Very, France, September 27th, 1918. Exposing himself to heavy machine-gun and artillery fire in leading his platoon forward, First Lieutenant Ackley (then a lieutenant) himself captured a machine-gun nest, killing seven of the enemy with, his automatic pistol.
General Orders No. 44, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Portland, OR

ADAIR, RUSSEL K.
Private, U.S. Army
Company B, 6th Infantry Regiment, 5th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 7, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Russel K. Adair, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Fontaines, France, November 7, 1918. Private Adair, accompanied by three other soldiers, volunteered and went out under heavy machine-gun and artillery fire to rescue a wounded comrade. Failing in the first attempt, they again tried, and this time succeeded in bringing the wounded man to shelter.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Tolesboro, KY

ADAIR, WILLIAM R.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company C, 315th Field Signal Battalion, 90th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 24, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to William R. Adair, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Montfaucon, France, October 24, 1918. After being severely gassed, Sergeant Adair stayed at his post and ran his telephone lines. Through a terrific artillery barrage he remained on duty, though he was blinded and could hardly talk, until his organization was relieved.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Fort Gibson, OK

ADAMS, EDWARD
Private, U.S. Army
Company E, 9th Infantry Regiment, 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 5, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Edward Adams, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Medeah Ferme, France, October 5, 1918. After all the other runners in his company had become casualties, Private Adams carried numerous messages through heavy barrages and maintained communication with battalion headquarters at a critical moment in the operations.
General Orders 70, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Petersburg, VA

ADAMS, FRANK H.
Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Army
38th Infantry Regiment, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 15, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Frank H. Adams, Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Dormans, France, on July 15, 1918. Lieutenant Colonel Adams was conspicuous for gallantry in action when, with courage and forcefulness and without regard to his personal safety, he voluntarily organized detachments of units other than his own and led them into effective combat.
General Orders No. No. 101, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Vincennes, IN

ADAMS, FREDERICK W.
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
16th Infantry Regiment, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 22, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Frederick W. Adams, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Soissons, France, July 22, 1918. During the violent fighting of July 22, 1918, Lieutenant Adams distinguished himself by his courage, judgment and efficient leadership. After the strength of the regiment had been seriously reduced by losses, he took command of a large number of the remaining troops, disposed them in effective positions, walking up and down the lines under constant fire from the enemy, and by his example of coolness and bravery inspired his men to hold the positions they had gained.
General Orders No. 44, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Kansas City, MO

ADAMS, HARRY J.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company K, 353d Infantry Regiment, 89th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 12 - 13, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Harry J. Adams, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Bouillonville, France, September 12-13, 1918. Sergeant Adams followed a retreating German into a house in the town of Bouillonville and, ascertaining that the enemy had entered a dugout, fired the remaining two shots in his pistol through the door and ordered the surrender of the occupants. By his bravery, coolness, and confidence he captured single-handed approximately 300 prisoners, including seven officers.
General Orders No. 20, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Sweetwater, TX

ADAMS, JAMES S.
Private, U.S. Army
Company M, 310th Infantry Regiment, 78th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 22, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to James S. Adams, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Mon Plaisir Farm, north of Thiaucourt, France, September 22, 1918. Disregarding his own personal safety, Private Adams went to an open field, swept by heavy machine-gun fire, to the assistance of an officer who had been wounded during the withdrawal of his company from a raid. He bandaged the officer's wound and carried him to shelter, thereby saving the officer's life.
General Orders No. No. 127, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Arlington, NJ

*ADAMS, JOHN C.
Captain, U.S. Army
30th Infantry Regiment, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 15, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to John C. Adams, Captain, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Crezancy, France, July 15, 1918. Captain Adams was gassed to such an extent that he vomited several times in his gas mask and had to lie on top of his dugout under heavy shell fire to get sufficient air. He refused to leave his post for medical treatment and remained to direct the movements of his company during the entire day. He was killed in action July 25, 1918.
General Orders No. 32, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Portland, OR

ADAMS, JOHN ORA
Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army
9th Infantry Regiment, 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 3, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to John Qra Adams, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Medeah Ferme, France, October 3, 1918. Lieutenant Adams remained on duty after receiving two shrapnel wounds in arm, and continued to lead platoon to its objective. He directed to consolidation of his position and the reorganization of his platoon before finally reporting to the aid station eight hours after being wounded.
General Orders No. 15, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Kalispell, MT

ADAMS, QUINCY
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company C, 320th Machine-Gun Battalion, 82d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 13, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Quincy Adams, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Xon Hill, France, September 13, 1918. Facing intense machine-gun fire, Corporal Adams went forward with another soldier for two hundred yards and rescued a wounded infantryman who had fallen when the patrol he was with had been forced back by hostile fire. Corporal Adams showed utter disregard for personal danger.
General Orders 71, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Limestone, ME

ADAMS, ROLAND LEE
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
327th Infantry Regiment, 82d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 16 - 18, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Roland Lee Adams, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Sommerance, France, October 16-18, 1918. During an attack First Lieutenant Adams led his company through a heavy artillery and machine-gun fire. When he had advanced more than a kilometer in front of the other troops in the vicinity he found his flank exposed to terrific fire, which made it necessary to draw back the right wing for connection with nearest division. He personally placed each group in position and was at all times exposed to sniper and machine-gun fire. Even after being seriously gassed he volunteered for duty in the front line.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Jackson, AL

*ADAMS, SAMUEL T.
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
140th Infantry Regiment, 35th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 29, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Samuel T. Adams, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Exermont, France, September 29, 1918. After all the other officers of his company had become casualties, Lieutenant Adams reorganized his company and led it brilliantly in the assault on the town of Exermont. He was killed later during the consolidation of the new position.
General Orders 70, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Kenneth, MO

ADAMSKI, JIOZEF
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company C, 320th Infantry Regiment, 80th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 9, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Jiozef Adamski, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Bois-des- Ogons, France, October 9, 1918. Rushing ahead of his advancing lines, exposed to heavy enemy fire, Corporal Adamski discovered a trail which was not being covered by enemy fire, and through which men could pass in safety. He returned with this valuable information to his company commander, his action permitting his company to safely pass through the zone.
General Orders No. 44, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Pittsburgh, PA

ADELHELM, HUGO C.
Sergeant First Class, U.S. Army
Company C, 108th Engineers, 33d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 8, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Hugo C. Adelhelm, Sergeant First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Consenvoye, France, October 8, 1918. While a member of a working party, engaged in building a bridge across the Meuse River, Sergeant Adelhelm, with another soldier, volunteered to cross the river in order to handle guy-ropes, though there were two enemy machine-gun nests on the opposite bank, within 100 meters of the bridge site. Though his gas mask was rendered useless in crossing the river, he remained for more than two hours under a bombardment of gas and high-explosive shell and machine-gun fire until the work was completed.
General Orders 98, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Chicago, IL

ADELSPERGER, EARL
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company C, 125th Infantry Regiment, 32d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 9, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Earl Adelsperger, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Gesnes, France, October 9, 1918. In charge of a reconnaissance patrol, Sergeant Adelsperger led his command far into enemy lines, until he encountered intense flanking machine gun fire. Having guided his men to cover, he continued to advance alone, until he discovered the source of the enemy fire, after which he returned to his men, and started back to our lines. On the return he stopped and assisted a badly wounded man, picking him up and carrying him to safety, at the same time guiding his patrol in safety to the lines.
General Orders 64, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Carey, OH

ADKISSON, SAMUEL P.
Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army
39th Infantry Regiment, 4th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 10, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Samuel P. Adkisson, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Septsarges, France, October 10, 1918. Leading his platoon through an unusually heavy barrage, Lieutenant Adkisson filled a gap on the right flank which was until then exposed. From this point he attacked and captured several machine guns and 20 prisoners. During an attack he was badly gassed and his platoon reduced in strength to six men, but he held his position under a murderous crossfire of artillery and machine guns until relieved three days later.
General Orders No. 44, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Los Angeles, CA

ADLER, JULIUS O.
Major, U.S. Army
306th Infantry Regiment, 77th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 14, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Julius O. Adler, Major, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at St. Juvin, France, October 14, 1918. Accompanied by another officer, Major Adler was supervising the work of clearing the enemy from St. Juvin where they suddenly came upon a party of the enemy numbering 150. Firing on the enemy with his pistol, Major Adler ran toward the party, calling on them to surrender. His bravery and good marksmanship resulted in the capture of 50 Germans, and the remainder fled.
General Orders No. 44, W.D., 1919
Home Town: New York, NY

ADLER, NICK
Wagoner, U.S. Army
Supply Company, 120th Field Artillery, 32d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: August 8 - 20, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Nick Adler, Wagoner, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near St. Gilles, south of Fismes, France, August 8 - 20, 1918. Through the operations near the Vesle River, covering a period of 12 days, Wagoner Adler delivered hot meals to the firing battery at great personal risk due to enemy shell fire. The battery position and all roads leading to them were subject to frequent enemy fire, but this soldier on every occasion delivered the meals to the battery without delay.
General Orders No. No. 139, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Eau Claire, WI

*ADREAN, CHARLES H.
First Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company A, 107th Infantry Regiment, 27th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 29, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Charles H. Adrean, First Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action east of Ronssoy, France, September 29, 1918. While commanding part of his company, First Sergeant Adrean was wounded in the head, but continued to direct his men, reorganizing a detachment of soldiers and establishing a line of defense in a trench. Later, while going to the assistance of some members of his command who had pushed far to the front, he was again hit in the shoulder and severely wounded. His heroic and voluntary disregard of self in order to save his comrades set a splendid example to all ranks. He has since died of the wounds received in this action.
General Orders No. 16, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Utica, NY

ADSIT, HENRY
Captain, U.S. Army
Machine-Gun Company, 107th Infantry Regiment, 27th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 29, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Henry Adsit, Captain, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Le Catelet, France, September 29, 1918. While leading a platoon of heavy machine guns through a smoke screen and under terrific fire, Captain Adsit suddenly became pocketed in the midst of the enemy machine-gun strongholds. He personally went forward and, with the aid of bombs and the effective use of his pistol, made possible the holding of the position until a defense was organized.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Buffalo, NY

AFFATATO, EPIFANIO
Private, U.S. Army
Company C, 107th Infantry Regiment, 27th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 29, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Epifanio Affatato, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Ronssoy, France, September 29, 1918. After being severely wounded by flying shrapnel, Private Affatato took shelter in a shell hole somewhat in advance of his company, from which he had become separated in the fog and smoke. He saved the lives of four of his wounded comrades who were occupying the shell hole by throwing live grenades, which had been tossed into the shell hole by members of his own company in the rear, into the enemy's lines.
General Orders No. 46, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Brooklyn, NY

AGHABABIAN, VARTAN
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 146th Infantry Regiment, 37th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 28, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Vartan Aghababian, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action northwest of Montfaucon, France, September 28, 1918. Private first Class Aghababian voluntarily accompanied the first attack wave of the 146th Infantry, seeking out the wounded under terrific enemy machine-gun and artillery fire, carrying them to places of safety and applying first aid until he himself, was seriously wounded. Private First Class Aghababian's heroic conduct and devotion to his comrades greatly inspired the men of his regiment.
General Orders No. No. 15, W.D., 1923
Home Town: Springfield, OH

AHEARN, TIMOTHY
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company C, 102d Infantry Regiment, 26th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 27, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Timothy Ahearn, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Verdun, France, October 27, 1918. After all of the officers and sergeants had become casualties, Corporal Ahearn took command of his company, leading it through the remainder of the day's action with great bravery and ability. Late in the day he went to the rescue of a wounded officer and succeeded in bringing him to a place of safety through a terrific machine-gun fire.
General Orders No. 44, W.D., 1919
Home Town: New Haven, CT

AIBNER, AUGUST
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company M, 58th Infantry Regiment, 4th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 4, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to August Aibner, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Bois-du- Fays, France, October 4, 1918. Sergeant Aibner advanced in the midst of an enemy barrage and rescued two of his comrades who were lying wounded in advance of our front line, and under heavy enemy fire.
General Orders No. No. 2, W.D., 1920
Home Town: Thermopolis, WY

AIELLO, ANTONIO
Private, U.S. Army
Company A, 4th Machine-Gun Battalion, 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 19, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Antonio Aiello, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Vierzy, France, July 19, 1918. Private Aiello voluntarily left the safety of the trench, advanced nearly a hundred yards in the open under heavy artillery fire, and carried back to safety a severely wounded marine.
General Orders No. 132, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Philadelphia, PA

AIRD, WILLIAM A.
Major, U.S. Army
348th Machine-Gun Battalion, 91st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 26 - October 4, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to William A. Aird, Major, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action between the Meuse River and the Argonne Forest, France, September 26, to October 4, 1918. Major Aird repeatedly reorganized the Infantry on the left flank of his division sector, and by his sound tactics and good judgment kept the attack progressing against snipers, machine-gun nests, and artillery. He personally, on several occasions, went forward to reconnoiter and then led the attack against the discovered positions. He captured three enemy 77-millimeter guns, and by sighting through the bore, turned their fire on hostile emplacements and machine-gun nests, destroying many such nests. His fearlessness, courage and initiative were an inspiration and example to those under him, and to his efforts much of the splendid progress on this portion of the field was due.
General Orders No. 139, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Gardena, CA

AKERS, EDGAR W.
Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army
308th Infantry Regiment, 77th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 28, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Edgar W. Akers, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Binarville, France, September 28, 1918. During the advance in the Argonne Forest, France, Lieutenant Akers, having been severely wounded, led his platoon in a successful assault on two machine-gun nests, thereby aiding the advance of his battalion sergeant.
General Orders No. 20, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Seattle, WA

AKINS, BENNIE A.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company A, 52d Infantry Regiment, 6th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 12 - 13, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Bennie A. Akins, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Munster, Alsace, September 12 - 13, 1918. In repulsing a raid on our trenches, Corporal Akins seized an automatic rifle and pursued the Germans across "No Man's Land" in the face of converging fire of several enemy machine guns.
General Orders No. 23, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Madison, GA

ALBERT, RALPH F.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Headquarters Company, 103d Infantry Regiment, 26th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 23, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Ralph F. Albert, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Trugny, France, July 23, 1918. Although wounded by the explosion of his gun, Sergeant Albert remained on duty throughout the action in the Belleau Wood. Exposing himself to withering machine-gun fire, he carried a wounded comrade to a place of safety.
General Orders No. No. 10, W.D., 1920
Home Town: Houlton, ME

ALBRECHT, GEORGE W.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company G, 5th Ammunition Train, 5th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 24, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to George W. Albrecht, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Septsarges, France, October 24, 1918. When an enemy shell struck some pyrotechnics stored in the ammunition dump of his organization, Sergeant Albrecht directed and assisted in the removal of inflammable material and placing the fire under control. Through his coolness and courage, the destruction of a large quantity of near-by ammunition was avoided.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Watertown, IL

ALBRIGHT, FRED C.
Captain (Medical Corps), U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 353rd Infantry Regiment, 89th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 13, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Fred C. Albright, Captain (Medical Corps), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Xammes, France, September 13, 1918. When the battalion on the left of his own met with such heavy fire, as it was attempting to take up its position, that it was forced to withdraw leaving many wounded men behind, Captain Albright, with fearless disregard for his own safety, went to the adjoining area and, under continued heavy artillery fire, cared for all the wounded who had been left there.
General Orders 95, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Garland, KS

ALDRIDGE, JOSEPH S., JR.
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Company B, 311th Infantry Regiment, 78th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 24 - 25, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Joseph S. Aldridge, Jr., Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Vieville-en-Haye, France, September 24 - 25, 1918. On the night of September 24 - 25 Private Aldridge repeatedly carried messages between his company and battalion headquarters through a heavy barrage. He also took the place of a wounded litter bearer and assisted in bringing in wounded under shell fire.
General Orders No. 26, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Elizabeth, NJ

ALE, JOHN H.
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
Company M, 355th Infantry Regiment, 89th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 12, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to John H. Ale, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action north of Flirey, France, September 12, 1918. After having been badly wounded early in the action, losing his right hand and being wounded in both legs and the chest, Lieutenant Ale returned to his platoon and addressed the men, telling them he was unable to go with them, but that he had confidence in their ability to go ahead without him, and urged them to sustain the high reputation of the platoon, company, and battalion, thereby inspiring his men with his own personal courage to advance.
General Orders No. No. 128, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Muncie, IN

*ALEKNO, FRANK
Private, U.S. Army
Company B, 23d Infantry Regiment, 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: April 21, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Frank Alekno, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Maujouy Farm, Senoncourt, France, while a member of a patrol of three men on April 21, 1918. Private Alekno attacked a hostile patrol of seven men, and although fatally wounded continued in action until the hostile patrol was driven back and the officers commanding it, with a noncommissioned officer, was killed. Although mortally wounded, he carried a message for assistance to a point 200 yards away.
General Orders No. 88, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Lawrence, MA

*ALENDAL, OLE
Private, U.S. Army
Company H, 355th Infantry Regiment, 89th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 9 - 10, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Ole Alendal, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action in crossing the Meuse River, France, November 9 - 10, 1918. Private Alendal volunteered as a member of a patrol which was to cross the Meuse River by swimming at a point known to be heavily occupied by enemy detachments, on the night of November 9 - 10, to gain information of the enemy and to capture prisoners. When the members of the patrol reached the middle of the river, they were discovered by the enemy who immediately opened a severe fire upon them using artillery, machine guns, and hand grenades. The heavy fire compelled all but six men to return. With utter disregard for his own personal safety Private Alendal, one of the remaining members, continued to proceed until he made the supreme sacrifice while endeavoring to carry out the mission.
General Orders No. No. 6, W.D., 1930
Home Town: Viborg, SD

ALEXANDER, LEON R.
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Company B, 348th Machine-Gun Battalion, 91st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 27 - October 1, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Leon R. Alexander, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Eclisfontaine, France, September 27 - October 1, 1918. Private Alexander repeatedly carried messages between his company and battalion posts of command, through heavy artillery and snipers' fire.
General Orders 70, W.D., 1919
Home Town: National City, CA

ALEXANDER, ROBERT
Major General, U.S. Army
77th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 11, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Robert Alexander, Major General, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Grand Pre, France, October 11, 1918. During the advance in the Argonne Forest and at a time when his forces were fatigued by the stress of battle and a long period of active front-line service, Major General Alexander visited the units in the front line, cheering and encouraging them to greater efforts. Unmindful of the severe fire to which he was subjected, he continued until he had inspected each group. His utter disregard of danger and inspiring example resulted in the crossing of the Aire and the capture of Grand Pre and St. Juvin.
General Orders No. No. 55, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Fortress Monroe, VA

ALEXANDER, THOMAS L.
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
327th Infantry Regiment, 82d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 8, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Thomas L. Alexander, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Chatel-Chehery, France, October 8, 1918. Leading the first attack wave, Lieutenant Alexander was painfully wounded in the mouth. He continued on through the heavy fire for a distance of 2, 000 yards until his objective was reached. Organizing his position and consolidating his men, he remained in command, though very weak from exhaustion and loss of blood, refusing treatment until relieved.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Charlotte, NC

ALFONTE, DALLAS R.
Captain, U.S. Army
18th Infantry Regiment, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 4, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Dallas R. Alfonte, Captain, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Exermont, France, October 4, 1918. Although painfully wounded by a machine-gun bullet on October 4, Captain Alfonte refused to be evacuated and remained on duty in an exposed position on Hill 240 until his regiment was relieved.
General Orders No. No. 11, W.D., 1921
Home Town: Ingalls, IN

ALLAMONG, ISAAC F.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company I, 116th Infantry Regiment, 29th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 8, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Isaac F. Allamong, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Marlbrouke, France, October 8, 1918. Corporal Allamong displayed exceptional daring in capturing single-handed three guns and twenty prisoners.
General Orders No. 44, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Winchester, VA

ALLEN, ABE L.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company B, 28th Infantry Regiment, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: May 22, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Abe L. Allen, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action during a heavy bombardment of the front line near Cantigny, France, May 22, 1918. Although severely injured by the explosion of a shell which buried two comrades, Corporal Allen promptly and courageously dug them out with his hands and took them to shelter, being subjected all the time to severe fire of shell and shrapnel.
General Orders No. 99, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Leesville, LA

ALLEN, CHARLES B.
Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army
Company A, 137th Infantry Regiment, 35th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 26 - 29, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Charles B. Allen, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Baulny, France, September 26 - 29, 1918. Lieutenant Allen, although sick as a result of being gassed in the advance of Vanquois, refused to be evacuated and remained with his company, assuming command when its captain was called to command the battalion, leading his company with exemplary courage and skill in the attack on Baulny, on the evening of September 27, driving beyond the place and L'Esperance to the ravine north of the latter place, with one exception the farthest north reached by any considerable force that night. He rejoined the battalion on the morning of the 28th and led his company successfully in the advance to Bois-de-Montrebeau, and on the morning of September 29, to Exermont, in which advance he was seriously and painfully wounded, but again refused to be evacuated. Holding Exermont until a superior officer ordered him to retire, he thereafter resolutely held his company on the line in Bois-de-Montrebeau until the ordered withdrawal the evening of September 29, when he was evacuated by order.
General Orders 71, W.D., 1919
Home Town: St. Louis, MO

ALLEN, CHARLES W.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company E, 357th Infantry Regiment, 90th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 23, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Charles W. Allen, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Bantheville, France, October 23, 1918. During a fight between his company and superior force of the enemy, Sergeant Allen observed a machine gun in action on the flank of his platoon. He charged the emplacement and captured the crew of six men.
General Orders No. 46, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Drummond, OK

*ALLEN, CLARENCE E.
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
30th Infantry Regiment, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 15, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Clarence E. Allen, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Crezancy, France, July 15, 1918. Lieutenant Allen displayed exceptional courage, bravery and self- sacrifice by moving about the woods in which his platoon was quartered during a heavy bombardment, placing his men in safe dug-puts and rendering aid to wounded men under an intense shelling of high explosives and gas shells. He was killed while in the execution of this mission.
General Orders 64, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Salt Lake City, UT

*ALLEN, EDWARD
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company E, 38th Infantry Regiment, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 15, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Edward Allen, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Moulin, France, July 15, 1918. At a critical time in the last German offensive, Sergeant Allen voluntarily made a reconnaissance of the enemy position at a time when his company was almost surrounded. He was mortally wounded as he returned to our lines, but lived to give information which was of vital importance in repelling the enemy attacks.
General Orders No. No. 5, W.D., 1920
Home Town: Philadelphia, PA

ALLEN, FRED
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company B, 28th Infantry Regiment, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: May 28 - 30, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Fred Allen, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Cantigny, France, May 28 - 30, 1918. During the attack and defense of Cantigny, Sergeant Allen established an automatic rifle post, 75 yards in front of our lines, and, under heavy machine-gun and shell fire of the enemy. He had previously rendered invaluable aid in fearlessly crawling from shell hole to shell hole to aid wounded comrades.
General Orders 87, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Chicago, IL

ALLEN, JOSEPH E.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company B, 116th Infantry Regiment, 29th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 8, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Joseph E. Allen, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Brabrant, France, October 8, 1918. Corporal Allen, in company with four other soldiers, attacked and captured eight machine guns, together with their crews, in the face of determined resistance.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Richmond, VA

ALLEN, LESLIE
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company K, 364th Infantry Regiment, 91st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 28, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Leslie Allen, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Eclisfontaine, France, September 28, 1918. Responding to a call for volunteers, Corporal Allen, with five others, advanced 400 yards beyond their front to bring in wounded comrades. They succeeded in rescuing seven of their men and also in bringing in the dead body of a lieutenant while exposed to terrific machine-gun fire.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Hawthorne, CA

ALLEN, OLIVER
Major, U.S. Army
16th Infantry Regiment, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 4 - 11, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Oliver Allen, Major, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action in the Forest of Argonne, France, October 4 - 11, 1918. Captain (now Major) Allen remained in command of his company after he had been wounded, and took command of the battalion and led it forward, under heavy fire from artillery and machine guns, taking and holding all objectives.
General Orders No. 21, W.D., 1919
Home Town: New York, NY

ALLEN, WILLIAM Y.
Private, U.S. Army
Company F, 9th Infantry Regiment, 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 3, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to William Y. Allen, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Medeah Ferme, France, October 3, 1918. Private Allen, together with four other men, charged a machine-gun nest containing three heavy machine guns and captured the three guns and twenty prisoners.
General Orders No. 21, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Atlanta, GA

ALLEY, ARVLE H.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company M, 116th Infantry Regiment, 29th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 12 & 15, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Arvle H. Alley, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Samogneux, France, October 12, 1918, and October 15, 1918. On October 12 Sergeant Alley repeatedly exposed himself while aiding wounded comrades under terrific bombardment. On October 15 he fearlessly entered the wood and drove back enemy detachments before they could place machine guns on the flank of his battalion.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Radford, VA

ALLISON, CARL OSCAR
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company C, 312th Machine-Gun Battalion, 79th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 2, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Carl Oscar Allison, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action in the Argonne Forest, France, November 2, 1918. In the face of direct machine-gun fire not more than 40 yards distant, Sergeant Allison mounted a machine gun and succeeded in knocking out one of the enemy guns and taking twenty-five prisoners. Although seriously wounded during this most gallant exploit, he remained at his gun and ably assisted the advancing infantry, until weakness and loss of blood forced him to go to the rear.
General Orders No. 46, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Washington, DC

ALLMAN, FRANK
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company A, 305th Engineers, 80th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 5, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Frank Allman, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Beaumont, France, November 5, 1918. Corporal Allman and a comrade were severely wounded by the explosion of a shell. Corporal Allman administered first aid to his companion, himself refusing medical attention. He then carried the wounded man through the heavily shelled town to a dressing station. Although again wounded by machine-gun fire, he continued to assist the man, refusing medical attention until his comrade had been attended to.
General Orders No. 35, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Big Stone Gap, VA

ALMON, EARL
Captain, U.S. Army
16th Infantry Regiment, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 4, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Earl Almon, Captain, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Fleville, France, October 4, 1918. After the battalion commander and all the company officers had been killed or wounded, Captain Almon (then first lieutenant), battalion adjutant, took command, and although wounded by high explosive fire, reorganized the battalion under violent artillery and machine-gun fire and continued the advance. Although twice counterattacked, he reached and held his objective.
General Orders No. 44, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Warm Springs, AR

ALONZO, EUGENE
Private, U.S. Army
Machine-Gun Company, 364th Infantry Regiment, 91st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 27 & October 4, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Eugene Alonzo, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Eclisfontaine, France, September 27, 1918, and October 4, 1918. On September 27 Private Alonzo, with two other soldiers, volunteered and went 300 yards beyond our outpost lines, through heavy shell fire, to bring in a wounded private of his regiment. On October 4, he remained in the open, under heavy shrapnel and high explosive fire, giving first aid to our wounded men until he was wounded by shrapnel.
General Orders No. 46, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Los Angeles, CA

ALT, WALTER F.
First Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company G, 309th Infantry Regiment, 78th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 1, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Walter F. Alt, First Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Bois-de-Loges, France, November 1, 1918. With another soldier, First Sergeant Alt went to the rescue of an officer and several men of his company who had been severely wounded and were lying in some bushes more than 100 yards to the front. Crossing and re-crossing five times an open area which was under a heavy high-explosive shell fire and swept by machine-gun fire, he brought in the officer and wounded men of the part. The soldier who accompanied Sergeant Alt was instantly killed by machine-gun fire in the attempt to effect the rescue.
General Orders No. No. 49, W.D., 1922
Home Town: Buffalo, NY

AMBRUNN, WILLIAM C.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company H, 38th Infantry Regiment, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 15, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to William c. Ambrunn, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Mezy, France, July 15, 1918. Corporal Ambrunn remained at his post, bombing incoming German boats with hand grenades, although wounded during the battle.
General Orders No. 32, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Newark, NJ

*AMES, OLIVER, JR.
Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army
165th Infantry Regiment, 42d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 27 - 28, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Oliver Ames, Jr., Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action during the fighting at Meurcy Farm, near Villers-sur-Fere, France, July 27 - 28, 1918. Lieutenant Ames' heroic leadership was an inspiration to his command. He fought gallantly until on the last day when he was killed while going forward voluntarily through machine-gun and sniper's fire to the assistance of his battalion commander.
General Orders No. No. 120, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Boston, MA

*AMES, PATRICK
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company M, 165th Infantry Regiment, 42d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 14 - 18, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Patrick Ames, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Landres-et-St. Georges, France, October 14 - 18, 1918. Under direct fire from enemy machine guns, Corporal Ames made four trips across open ground, carrying messages during the attack on Landres-et-St. Georges. On the night of October 17, Corporal Ames accompanied a patrol sent out to penetrate the enemy's line and showed exceptional coolness in covering the retirement of the patrol under heavy shell and machine-gun fire. On the following night, being in charge of another similar patrol, Corporal Ames was mortally wounded, but he again displayed superior courage and leadership in withdrawing his men without further casualties.
General Orders 74, W.D., 1919
Home Town: New York, NY

AMMONS, GEORGE H
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Battery A, 124th Field Artillery, 33d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 31, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to George H Ammons, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Remonville, France, October 31, 1918. While in charge of the limbers and horses of a platoon sent to the front line infantry trenches, Sergeant Ammons, although himself wounded, took the place of a driver who had fallen from his horse. He refused medical attention until all the pieces were in position and the limbers and horses taken to a place of safety.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Chicago, IL

*AMORY, THOMAS D.
Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army
26th Infantry Regiment, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 2, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Thomas D. Amory, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Verdun, France, October 2, 1918. Lieutenant Amory took out a patrol of 64 men, penetrating the enemy lines for the purpose of reconnoitering terrain, over which an advance was to be made on the following morning. When his patrol was fired on by machine guns from all sides, Lieutenant Amory led three of his men forward to clear the machine-gun nests, placing the rest of his men under cover. He succeeded in overcoming one of these nests and killing the crew, but as he was advancing on another gun, located in a house about 10 yards away, he was killed by a machine-gun bullet, his last words being, "We will take that nest or die trying. "
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Wilmington, DE

ANDERSON, ALEXANDER E.
Major, U.S. Army
165th Infantry Regiment, 42d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 29, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Alexander E. Anderson, Major, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Bois Colas near Sergines-et-Nesles, France, July 29, 1918. During a counterattack by the enemy, Major Anderson, with great courage and disregard for his own safety, gathered together a small number of men and with them rushed to the support of a thinly held line. Exposing himself to concentrated machine-gun fire, he exhorted his men to stand fast, his example of courage and contempt for the heavy enemy fire greatly encouraging the men engaged and resulting in the complete repulse of the enemy forces.
General Orders No. 9, W.D., 1923
Home Town: New York, NY

ANDERSON, CHARLES L.
Sergeant First Class, U.S. Army
306th Field Signal Battalion, 81st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 10, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Charles L. Anderson, Sergeant First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Haudiomont, France, November 10, 1918. Sergeant Anderson worked incessantly during a very heavy enemy barrage, keeping up the lines of communication between the regiment and battalions in the field. He was often buried in debris and knocked down by shell explosions, and was both wounded and gassed, but bravely continued his work.
General Orders No. 32, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Mayville, NY

ANDERSON, EMORY L.
Private, U.S. Army
Company K, 26th Infantry Regiment, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 19, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Emory L. Anderson, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Ploisy, France, July 19, 1918. Disregarding a painful wound in the shoulder, Private Anderson kept his automatic rifle in action and remained in the advance, until ordered to the rear.
General Orders 87, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Nashville, GA

*ANDERSON, ERNEST H.
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Company F, 1st Gas Regiment, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 26, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Ernest H. Anderson, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Moulin de Guenoville, France, September 26, 1918. Private Anderson, with three other soldiers, advanced nearly 200 yards over an open hillside exposed to machine-gun fire and carried two wounded men to the protection of a nearby trench. Private Anderson has since been killed in action.
General Orders No. 44, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Anaconda, MT

*ANDERSON, FLETCHER D.
Private, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 7th Infantry Regiment, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 5, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Fletcher D. Anderson, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action north of Cierges, France, October 5, 1918. While attending wounded under fire of artillery and machine guns, Private Anderson, although himself wounded, continued to render first aid to the wounded while subject to fire, until mortally wounded by machine- gun fire.
General Orders No. No. 10, W.D., 1920
Home Town: Jamestown, ND

*ANDERSON, FRANK E. (AKA: FRANK E. ANDREA)
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company G, 111th Infantry Regiment, 28th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 16, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Frank E. Anderson, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action under the name Frank E. Andrea. (See alias for citation)
Home Town: , Unknown

ANDERSON, HARRY N.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Battery E, 10th Field Artillery, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 15, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Harry N Anderson, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Greves Farm, France, July 15, 1918. Sergeant Anderson displayed notable courage in continuing to direct the fire of his piece under terrific bombardment after being twice wounded, continuing on duty until he was ordered to the rear.
General Orders No. 44, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Wataga, IL

ANDERSON, JOEL
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company K, 16th Infantry Regiment, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 4, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Joel Anderson,, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Fleville, France, October 4, 1918. After all the company officers had been killed or wounded, Sergeant Anderson assisted in organizing his company under heavy fire and led a portion in the attack. When the advance was halted by heavy enfilade machine-gun fire, he led a platoon to the attack of the machine-gun nest and captured the guns and their crews, thus permitting the continuation of the advance.
General Orders No. No. 35, W.D., 1920
Home Town: San Francisco, CA

*ANDERSON, LANE S.
Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army
106th Infantry Regiment, 27th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 27, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Lane S. Anderson, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action in the attack on the Hindenburg Line in France, September 27, 1918. Shortly after reaching his objective his detachment was attacked and almost encircled by the enemy, who were covering the position with sweeping machine-gun fire. In the face of this fire, Lieutenant Anderson, with a grenade in each hand, jumped up from the cover of his position and attacked the enemy by bombing. He had advanced but a short distance when he was struck several times by machine-gun shots. He was dragged back to his trench and died shortly after.
General Orders No. No. 10, W.D., 1920
Home Town: Charleston, WV

ANDERSON, LEONARD
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company G, 117th Infantry Regiment, 30th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 8, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Leonard Anderson, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Premont, France, October 8, 1918. Wounded by shell fire, Corporal Anderson led an automatic rifle team forward under intense enemy fire, to knock out an enemy machine- gun position which had held up the advance of his company. He refused to be evacuated until the final objective had been reached.
General Orders 81, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Hillsboro, TN

ANDERSON, OLIVER
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company L, 362d Infantry Regiment, 91st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 31, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Oliver Anderson, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Steenbrugge, Belgium, October 31, 1918. Sergeant Anderson, with two other soldiers, attacked a strong machine-gun position from which a destructive fire had been poured into his platoon and the platoon of the flank company, wounding his lieutenant, the platoon sergeant, and many others. They drove the machine gunners from the position, thereby enabling the line to continue the advance.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Sand Creek, MT

ANDERSON, PAUL H.
Private, U.S. Army
Company G, 360th Infantry Regiment, 90th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 1, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Paul H. Anderson, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Le Grand Carre Farm, France, November 1, 1918. After being severely wounded early in the combat, Private Anderson went on two missions for his battalion commander which necessitated his passing through heavy machine-gun fire, not mentioning the fact that he had been wounded.
General Orders No. 46, W.D., 1919
Home Town: El Paso, TX

ANDERSON, RICHARD C.
Private, U.S. Army
Company M, 125th Infantry Regiment, 32d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 31, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Richard C. Anderson, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Sergy, France, July 31, 1918. Assisted by another soldier, Private Anderson rescued a wounded comrade from within 100 feet of the enemy line, dragging him back to safety, through annihilating machine-gun fire.
General Orders 81, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Manistique, MI

*ANDERSON, ROBERT B.
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
28th Infantry Regiment, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: May 28 - 30, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Robert B. Anderson, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action in the attack and defense at Cantigny, France, May 28 - 30, 1918. First Lieutenant Anderson showed utter disregard for his personal safety in leading his command forward in spite of artillery and machine-gun fire. While directing the security of his men after the advance, and in order to make certain that they were protected first, he himself was killed.
General Orders No. 99, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Wilson, NC

*ANDERSON, THOMAS B.
Major, U.S. Army
110th Infantry Regiment, 28th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 30 & September 5, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Thomas B. Anderson, Major, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Courmont, France, July 30th and near Baslieux, France, September 5th, 1918. Leading his battalion in an attack, Major Anderson refused to be evacuated when wounded and gassed, until the objective had been gained and the position consolidated. His courage was an inspiration to his men. Five weeks later he was killed while leading a patrol across open ground, swept by heavy fire, against an enemy machine-gun nest.
General Orders No. No. 1, W.D., 1926
Home Town: Latrobe, PA

ANDERSON, WALTER N.
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
363d Infantry Regiment, 91st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 26, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Walter N. Anderson, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Very, France, September 26, 1918. With the aid of an enlisted man, Lieutenant Anderson attacked a nest of enemy snipers and succeeded in killing two, wounding one, and taking the remaining two as prisoners.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Berkeley, CA

ANDERSON, WILLIAM A.
Private, U.S. Army
Company B, 131st Infantry Regiment, 33d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: August 9, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to William A. Anderson, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Chipilly Ridge, France, August 9, 1918. Private Anderson rendered service as stretcher bearer under heavy shell fire, continuing on duty for 48 hours, until complete exhaustion compelled him to be evacuated.
General Orders No. No. 128, W.D., 1018
Home Town: Chicago, IL

ANDERSON, WILLIAM L.
Mechanic, U.S. Army
Company C, 38th Infantry Regiment, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 1 - 16, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to William L. Anderson, Mechanic, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action during the Meuse-Argonne offensive, October 1 - 16, 1918. Mechanic Anderson acted as company runner and carried numerous messages on routes exposed to artillery and machine-gun fire. When on the point of collapse from exhaustion and ordered to the rear, he refused to leave his company. His individual efforts in maintaining communication regardless of the great dangers to which he was exposed were of great value to his company commander.
General Orders No. No. 16, W.D., 1920
Home Town: Cartersville, VA

*ANDES, JAMES COWAN
Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army
16th Infantry Regiment, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 19, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to James Cowan Andes, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Soissons, France, July 19, 1918. Second Lieutenant Andes fearlessly led his platoon in the face of heavy machine-gun fire to a cave in which several hundred Germans had taken shelter. Rather than subject any of his men to extreme danger, he entered the cave alone and demanded the surrender of the enemy and was killed as a result of this heroic act.
General Orders No. 15, W.D., 1919
Home Town: New York, NY

ANDES, ROY B.
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Headquarters Company, 316th Infantry Regiment, 79th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 29, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Roy B. Andes, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Bois-de-Beuge, north of Montfaucon, France, September 29, 1918. Voluntarily accompanying Lieutenant Goetz, under intense enemy machine-gun and artillery fire, Private First Class Andes made his way over rough and broken terrain to the advanced position held by a provisional battalion of his regiment with a message to the battalion commander to immediately withdraw his forces to a position in the rear, as an American barrage was about to fall, and a short time later did fall, on the woods which was formerly occupied by the battalion. The heroic conduct of Private Andes and the officer he accompanied saved the lives of many of his comrades.
General Orders No. No. 15, W.D., 1923
Home Town: East Petersburg, PA

ANDRE, CHARLES H.
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
305th Machine-Gun Battalion, 77th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 14 - 15, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Charles H. Andre, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near St. Juvin, France, October 14 - 15, 1918. Coming face to face with a large number of the enemy, while he was on a reconnaissance patrol, Lieutenant Andre opened fire with his revolver and continued to advance, demoralizing the enemy and proving instrumental in the capture of fifty prisoners. During a counterattack, he voluntarily went forward with a machine-gun in the face of heavy fire, and operated it to such effect as to break two waves of the advancing enemy.
General Orders 71, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Detroit, MI

*ANDREA, FRANK E. (AKA: FRANK E. ANDERSON)
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company G, 111th Infantry Regiment, 28th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 16, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Frank E. Andrea, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for heroic service rendered under the name Crezancy, France, July 16, 1918. Sergeant Andrea was told by a runner that an enemy patrol had captured two ambulances containing American wounded on the road east of his position. He organized a relief party, personally commanded it, drove the enemy to rout, recovered the ambulance and the wounded men, and brought them back to our lines.
General Orders No. No. 102, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Pittsburgh, PA

*ANDRES, JOHN, JR.
Private, U.S. Army
Company C, 8th Machine-Gun Battalion, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 4, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to John Andres, Jr., Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Cierges, France, October 4, 1918. As the company runner Private Andres repeatedly carried important messages across areas swept by artillery and machine-gun fire. Upon returning after delivering a message he picked up an abandoned machine gun of a wounded comrade and bravely bore it forward into the attack 500 meters until killed by enemy machine-gun fire.
General Orders No. No. 2, W.D., 1920
Home Town: Forks, NY

ANDREWS, LAWRENCE G.
Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army
Company A, 28th Infantry Regiment, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 21, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Lawrence G. Andrews, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Berzy-le-Sec, France, July 21, 1918. Lieutenant Andrews showed utter disregard for personal danger in leading his platoon in the assault. After being wounded he with his men captured several prisoners and organized the positions taken.
General Orders No. No. 3, W.D., 1935
Home Town: Wauseon, OH

ANDREWS, MYRON MORRIS
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
26th Infantry Regiment, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 19, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Myron Morris Andrews, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Soissons, France, July 19, 1918. Besides inspiring his men by his conduct in the fighting near Soissons, France, Lieutenant Andrews promptly disposed his company to cover a battalion front in a critical situation and by fearless exposure, under fire, successfully directed the operations of the command.
General Orders No. No. 100, W.D., 1918
Home Town: West Hartford, CT

*ANDREWS, SAM E.
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
145th Infantry Regiment, 37th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 26, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Sam E. Andrews, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Montfaucon, France, September 26, 1918. Lieutenant Andrews displayed brilliant courage and leadership in leading his platoon against and capturing a strong enemy machine-gun nest. In this exploit he was killed, but his notable coolness and determination furnished an inspiration to his men.
General Orders 70, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Ozark, AL

ANDREWS, WALTER GRESHAM
Captain, U.S. Army
107th Infantry Regiment, 27th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 29 - 30, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Walter Gresham Andrews, Captain, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Vendhuile, France, September 29 - 30, 1918. Although severely wounded in the arm on the morning of September 29, Captain Andrews gallantly led his company throughout the attack on the Hindenburg line. After the advance he made a personal reconnaissance under heavy shell and machine-gun fire and organized a section of a trench within 20 yards of the enemy line. This position was held against enemy grenade and machine-gun fire until his company was relieved on the afternoon of September 30.
General Orders No. 72, W.D., 1920
Home Town: Buffalo, NY

*ANDRYKOWSKI, VICTOR
Private, U.S. Army
Company G, 125th Infantry Regiment, 32d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 31 - August 3, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Victor Andrykowski, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Courmont and St. Martin, France, July 31 - August 3, 1918. Throughout the battle to force passage of the Ourcq River and capture the heights beyond, Private Andrykowski, a stretcher bearer, worked day and night, evacuating wounded under heavy artillery and machine-gun fire. On August 3, under violent shell fire opposite Mont St. Martin, he made repeated trips between the firing line and the dressing station until he was killed by a shell.
General Orders No. 20, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Saginaw, MI

ANGELL, HOWARD M.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
362d Infantry Regiment, 91st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 29, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Howard M. Angell, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Gesnes, France, September 29, 1918. Sergeant Angell was wounded during the advance of his regiment on Gesnes, but, refusing medical treatment, he continued in command of his section until next morning, when he was ordered to the dressing station by his battalion commander.
General Orders No. 27, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Bingham, UT

ANGELLY, HENRY M.
Private, U.S. Army
Company D, 358th Infantry Regiment, 90th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 14, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Henry M. Angelly, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action during the St. Mihiel offensive, September 14, 1918. Private Angelly, with four other men, volunteered to cross a valley to the woods opposite and silence machine guns which had held up the advance of his company. In the face of heavy enemy fire this small group accomplished its mission, thus enabling the company to cross the valley without further loss. Private Angelly was severely wounded in the performance of this act.
General Orders No. 72, W.D., 1920
Home Town: Boswell, OK

ANGELO, JOSEPH T.
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Headquarters Company, 1st Brigade, Tank Corps, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 26, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Joseph T. Angelo, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Cheppy, France, September 26, 1918. Within 40 meters of the German machine guns, Private Angelo carried his wounded commanding officer into a shell hole and remained with him under continuous shell fire for over an hour, except when he twice carried orders to passing tanks.
General Orders No. 44, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Pennsgrove, NJ

*ANGIER, ALBERT E.
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
Company M, 308th Infantry Regiment, 77th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 14, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Albert E. Angier, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Revillon, France, September 14, 1918. Although wounded, Lieutenant Angler continued to lead his men in an attack. By his gallant example he urged them forward through enemy fire to their objective. Even when mortally wounded, he continued to direct the consolidation of his position, refusing medical attention in favor of others who had a better chance to live than himself.
General Orders No. 32, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Waban, MA

ANKUDOVITCH, WILLIAM D.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Battery A, 109th Field Artillery, 28th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: August 29, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to William D. Ankudovitch, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Courville, France, August 29, 1918. When, the battery position was being subjected to concentrated enemy fire, a shell burst near Corporal Ankudovitch's gun, wounding him and four other members of the gun crew. Disregarding his own injuries, Corporal Ankudovitch assisting in caring for the other men and carrying them to the rear until he fell, exhausted from loss of blood.
General Orders 78, W.D., 1919
Home Town: West Hazelton, PA

*ANTES, JAY LE. R.
Private, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 28th Infantry Regiment, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: May 28 & 29, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Jay Le. R. Antes, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Cantigny, France, May 28 - 29, 1918.. Private Antes fearlessly exposed himself to barrage and machine-gun fire to perform his duty as a stretcher bearer. In order that the suffering of wounded might be relieved and lives saved, with unselfish heroism he left the security of the trench to go to wounded in a machine-gun emplacement, and while performing this noble duty was killed.
General Orders No. No. 15, W.D., 1921
Home Town: Norristown, PA

ANTHONY, CLEM
Private, U.S. Army
Company L, 128th Infantry Regiment, 32d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: August 30, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Clem Anthony, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Juvigny, north of Soissons, France, August 30, 1918. When a retirement had been ordered, Private Anthony was the last to leave his post, fearlessly exposing himself to fire from machine guns and snipers to bring in a wounded soldier, together with his automatic rifle and ammunition. Throughout the engagement his conduct under fire furnished an example of coolness and courage to his comrades.
General Orders No. 20, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Newaygo, MI

ANTHONY, GEORGE W.
Private, U.S. Army
Company C, 56th Infantry Regiment, 7th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 9 - November 11, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to George W. Anthony, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Rembercourt, France, October 9th to November 11th, 1918. Private Anthony, as company and platoon runner, worked tirelessly and unceasingly without regard to personal safety, carrying messages both day and night under violent machine-gun and artillery fire.
General Orders 70, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Blackfoot, ID

*ANTHONY, HAROLD B.
Supply Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company D, 362d Infantry Regiment, 91st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 26 & 29, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Harold B. Anthony, Supply Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Bois-de-Very, France, September 26, 1918. Sergeant Anthony, while leading a small detachment operating on the flank of his company, suddenly came under heavy machine-gun fire. Alone he crawled up close to the machine-gun and, attacking it, killed all four of the gunners. He advanced to the nest to see the result of his work, and brought the gun back. He carried it for an hour, but was forced to discard it because of its great weight. Again at Epinonville, France, September 29, 1918, the company was held up by machine-gun fire from front and flank. Sergeant Anthony spotted the machine-gun nest. While attempting to reach an automatic squad to point out the hostile gun he was killed by the machine-gun fire.
General Orders No. 59, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Miles City, MT

ANTHONY, ROY C.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company B, 354th Infantry Regiment, 89th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 1, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Roy C. Anthony, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Remonville, France, November 1, 1918. Leading his platoon against perilous fire, Sergeant Anthony showed great courage in advancing and breaking down resistance of the enemy machine guns and artillery. Although twice wounded, he refused treatment until the company was relieved. His efforts were mainly responsible for the successful gaining of all objectives.
General Orders No. 44, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Carrington, MO

*ARCHER, JOSEPH D.
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Company D, 117th Ammunition Train, 42d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 11, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Joseph D. Archer, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Montfaucon, France, October 11, 1918. Private Archer, on duty at the ammunition dump of the 42d Division when it was violently bombarded by the enemy, volunteered to assist another soldier, who was wounded. He was killed shortly before reaching the dressing station.
General Orders No. 13, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Philadelphia, PA

*ARKMAN, FRANK
Private, U.S. Army
Company L, 305th Infantry Regiment, 77th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 5, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Frank Arkman, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Bois-de-la- Naza, France, October 5, 1918. With utter disregard for his personal safety, Private Arkman went forward with three other soldiers, in the face of heavy machine-gun and grenade fire, and brought back five seriously wounded men to a first-aid station. He displayed bravery, coolness, and good judgment in effecting the rescue.
General Orders No. 59, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Bellingham, MN

*ARMIJO, MARCOS B.
Private, U.S. Army
Company C, 125th Infantry Regiment, 32d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: August 5, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Marcos B. Armijo, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action north of Mont St. Martin, south of the Vesle River, near Fismes, France, August 5, 1918. While his company was under a heavy barrage fire, Private Armijo was hit by a shell and both his legs blown off. Private Armijo lifted himself up on his elbow and rolled and smoked cigarettes. By this display of nerve he conveyed to his comrades an unconquerable spirit of fearlessness, pluck, and will power.
General Orders No. No. 116, W.D., 1918
Home Town: El Paso, TX

*ARMISTEAD, JOSEPH G.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Headquarters Company, 6th Infantry Regiment, 5th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 14, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Joseph G. Armistead, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Thiaucourt, France, September 14, 1918. After his Stokes Mortar had been destroyed by enemy shell fire and the officer in charge severely wounded, Corporal Armistead formed his squad as riflemen and led them forward against a machine-gun nest which was firing on our line from the flank. In attempting this bold feat, Corporal Armistead was killed.
General Orders 87, W.D., 1919
Home Town: San Antonio, TX

ARMSTRONG, EDWARD V.
Private, U.S. Army
Company L, 28th Infantry Regiment, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: March 28, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Edward V. Armstrong, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Seicheprey, France, March 28, 1918. Private Armstrong was a member of a patrol consisting of an officer and four men who with great daring entered a dangerous portion of the enemy trenches where they surrounded a party nearly double their own strength, drove off an enemy rescuing party and made their way to our lines with four prisoners from whom valuable information was obtained.
General Orders No. 126, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Marianna, PA

ARMSTRONG, THOMAS
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company H, 106th Infantry Regiment, 27th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 29, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Thomas Armstrong, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action east of Ronssoy, France, September 29, 1918. During the operations against the Hindenburg line, Sergeant Armstrong alone, attacked and drove back an enemy patrol. Later, when his captain was wounded, Sergeant Armstrong remained with him and killed two Germans who attacked them.
General Orders No. No. 142, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Brooklyn, NY

ARNOLD, ALBERT C.
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
326th Infantry Regiment, 82d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 10 & 11, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Albert C. Arnold, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near St. Juvin, France, October 10 & 11, 1918. On the night of October 10-11, Lieutenant Arnold was painfully wounded while reconnoitering the enemy's positions, but continued with his mission after receiving first aid from an accompanying soldier. Early in the morning of October 11, with the assistance of one soldier, he silenced a machine gun which was enfilading our line. He was again wounded while accomplishing this mission, but continued his efforts until another machine gun had been put out of action through his personal direction. He remained on duty with his men until he became so weak from loss of blood and exposure to gas that he collapsed and was carried from the field.
General Orders No. 46, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Jacksonville, FL

ARNOLD, ALFRED C.
(First Award)
Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Army
9th Infantry Regiment, 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 4 - 9, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Alfred C. Arnold, Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Medeah Farm, France, October 4 - 9, 1918. Lieutenant Colonel Arnold displayed the most inspiring personal bravery and cool judgment under massed counterattacks, heavy machine-gun fire, and intensive artillery barrage. Performing many gallant acts beyond those in the line of his duty, he held his line, maintained liaison under difficult conditions with the unit on his right, and at a critical time repelled a serious counterattack.
General Orders No. 44, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Middletown, CT
Other Award: Distinguished Service Cross w/OLC (WWI)

ARNOLD, ALFRED C.
(Second Award)
Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Army
9th Infantry Regiment, 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 12, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Alfred C. Arnold, Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Thiaucourt, France, September 12, 1918. At a critical moment in the advance Lieutenant Colonel Arnold went through a barrage and stopped the assaulting lines of a neighboring unit which had failed to halt on their objective and were in danger from their own barrage. His coolness in walking up and down the line under heavy enemy bombardment inspired confidence and restored order in a wavering line.
General Orders No. 44, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Middletown, CT
Other Award: Distinguished Service Cross (WWI)

ARNOLD, DEWEY G.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company G, 28th Infantry Regiment, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 12, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Dewey G. Arnold, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Nonsard, France, September 12, 1918. Accompanied by another soldier, Corporal Arnold attacked and destroyed an enemy machine-gun nest, using only his rifle and bayonet.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Roebuck, SC

*ARNOLD, HOWARD W.
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
165th Infantry Regiment, 42d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 28, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Howard W. Arnold, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Villers-sur-Fere, France, July 28, 1918. With complete disregard for his own safety, First Lieutenant Arnold left the shelter of a shallow trench and, in full view of the enemy, crossed a field swept by a hail of enemy machine-gun and rifle fire to warn his company commander of a strong enemy force which threatened to isolate the companies holding the advanced position. Although warned by his company commander of his danger, he calmly returned to his platoon's position under the hottest enemy fire. As he was about to enter a place of shelter, he was killed by enemy fire.
General Orders No. No. 15, W.D., 1923
Home Town: New York, NY

ARNOLD, WALTER F.
Private, U.S. Army
Company I, 16th Infantry Regiment, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 4, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Walter F. Arnold, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Exermont, France, October 4, 1918. Private Arnold, while passing through an enemy machine-gun barrage, located an enemy machine-gun position. He single-handedly rushed the position, captured the gun, and forced the crew to surrender.
General Orders No. No. 24, W.D., 1920
Home Town: Philadelphia, PA

ARPIN, EDMUND P.
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
128th Infantry Regiment, 32d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 7, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Edmund P. Arpin, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Gesnes, France, October 7, 1918. First Lieutenant Arpin volunteered to lead and led a platoon of forty-one men in an attack on Hill 269. Although all but four became casualties, this small group, under the leadership of Lieutenant Arpin, continued on its mission, took the hill, and held it for some time without hope of reinforcements.
General Orders No. No. 47, W.D., 1921
Home Town: Grand Rapids, WI

ARRANTS, WILLIAM R.
First Lieutenant (Medical Corps), U.S. Army
317 Infantry (Attached), 80th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 28 & October 5, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to William R. Arrants, First Lieutenant (Medical Corps), U.S. Army, for repeated acts of extraordinary heroism in action in the Bois De La Cote Lemont, France, September 28, 1918, and near Nantillois, France, October 5, 1918. Lieutenant Arrants, with his battalion aid unit, accompanied his battalion into action in the Bois De La Cote Lemont and promptly opened his aid station within 100 yards of the front line, where he worked all night under continuous fire, giving aid to the wounded. When there was a shortage of stretcher bearers he assisted in bringing in the wounded. Under intense fire he undertook to locate the ambulance dressing station and personally directed the evacuation of wounded to it. In the attack from the Bois De Fay, October 5, he again went with the attacking troops and opened a first-aid station in an old cellar with no cover. Under an intense barrage of shrapnel and high-explosive shells he performed the most devoted service in attending the wounded, working continuously for nine hours until after his unit had been ordered to retire.
General Orders No. No. 140, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Decatur, TN

*ARSENAULT, LUCIAN L.
Private, U.S. Army
Company B, 103d Infantry Regiment, 26th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 18, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Lucian L. Arsenault, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Torcy, France, July 18, 1918. When he declined to leave his platoon for treatment, though severely wounded in the leg by machine-gun fire, continuing with the advance of his platoon, Private Arsenault was again wounded and again refused to go to the rear, but continued with the assaulting line until he received a third wound, which caused instantaneous death. His high courage, unselfish devotion to duty, and utter disregard for his own safety, raised the morale of his company to a high pitch and spurred them on to great endeavors.
General Orders No. 9, W.D., 1923
Home Town: Mexico, ME

ARSENAULT, THOMAS
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Company G, 306th Infantry Regiment, 77th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: August 27, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Thomas Arsenault, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Bazoches, France, August 27, 1918. With an utter disregard for his personal safety, Private Arsenault rescued a wounded officer and carried him across an area swept by a withering machine-gun fire to a dressing station, preventing the capture of a wounded man by the enemy.
General Orders 87, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Newcomb, NJ

ASCHER, OSCAR
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company K, 305th Infantry Regiment, 77th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 6, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Oscar Ascher, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action in the Argonne Forest, France, October 6, 1918. Engaged as messenger, Corporal Ascher made repeated trips to the most advanced positions, each time under severest of machine-gun fire. On one occasion he volunteered and carried a message to a platoon sergeant, when the latter was actually engaged in charging the enemy. Corporal Ascher accomplished this hazardous mission by verbally delivering the instructions contained in the message, thereby materially aiding in the success of the attack.
General Orders 64, W.D., 1919
Home Town: New York, NY

ASH, HAROLD JAMES
Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army
Company C, 345th Battalion, Tank Corps, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 4, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Harold James Ash, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Bois-de-Montrebeau, France, October 4, 1918. Driving his tank in the face of a 77- mm gun Lieutenant Ash, then sergeant, continued his mission, until his tank was destroyed. He remained with the tank until a machine-gun nest was destroyed, arid then accompanied the tank commander on foot through severe fire, killing two snipers with his pistol, while the commander was disabling machine and antitank guns, after which he returned to his lines.
General Orders No. 46, W.D., 1919
Home Town: New York, NY

ASHBURN, ISAAC S.
Major, U.S. Army
358th Infantry Regiment, 90th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 12, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Isaac S. Ashburn, Major, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Fey-en-Haye, France, during the attack on the St. Mihiel Salient, September 12, 1918. After being practically paralyzed for more than an hour from a wound in the neck, Major Ashburn resumed command of his battalion and continued to lead it with exceptional daring and effect until he was incapacitated by a second wound two days later.
General Orders No. No. 128, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Greenville, TX

ASHCRAFT, EUGENE M.
Private, U.S. Army
Company E, 28th Infantry Regiment, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 6, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Eugene M. Ashcraft, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Exermont, France, October 6, 1918. Responding to a call for volunteers, Private Ashcraft proceeded 400 yards ahead of his platoon to ascertain the location of the enemy. The mission was accomplished through an extremely heavy fire, but Private Ashcraft, after obtaining his information, successfully returned over the same ground, and made his report to the platoon commander.
General Orders No. 44, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Newcastle, IN

ASHTON, WILLIAM E.
Major (Medical Corps), U.S. Army
309th Field Artillery (Attached), 78th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 17, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to William E. Ashton, Major (Medical Corps), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Marcq, France, October 17, 1918. The mess trench at Headquarters, 155th Infantry Brigade, was struck by a shell as the officers were sitting down to their evening meal, several being killed and a greater number wounded by the shell exploding on the edge of the trench. Major Ashton, on hearing of the disaster insisted on going with the ambulances himself, notwithstanding that the road to and the terrain occupied by the brigade were under heavy artillery fire. With great courage he rendered aid to the wounded, during which time he was subjected to constant explosion of phosgene shells and, in order to perform his duties, he was forced to remove his gas mask.
General Orders No. No. 14, W.D., 1928
Home Town: Philadelphia, PA

ATCHAVIT, CALVIN
Private, U.S. Army
Company A, 357th Infantry Regiment, 90th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 12, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Calvin Atchavit, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Fey-en-Haye, France, September 12, 1918. During the attack of his company, though he had been severely wounded in his left arm, Private Atchavit shot and killed one of the enemy and captured another.
General Orders 87, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Walters, OK

ATKINS, MARVIN L.
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
105th Infantry Regiment, 27th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 18, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Marvin L. Atkins, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near St. Souplet, France, October 18, 1918. Continuing in action after being gassed, Lieutenant Atkins displayed exceptional personal bravery when the advance of his platoon was checked by heavy machine-gun fire, in seizing the gun of a wounded soldier and attacking a machine-gun, which he silenced and captured. Under the inspiration of this fearless act his company overcame several other machine-gun emplacements and reached the objective.
General Orders No. 44, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Lakeville, CT

ATKINS, MOSES D.
Captain, U.S. Army
353d Infantry Regiment, 89th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 12 - 13, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Moses D. Atkins, Captain, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near St. Mihiel, France, September 12 - 13, 1918. Though he was wounded at the outset of the attack, Captain Atkins continued to lead his company with skill and entire disregard of danger, until during the attack on Thiaucourt when he was wounded a second time so severely that he was unable to proceed.
General Orders 70, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Galveston, TX

ATKINSON, JOSEPH T.
Private, U.S. Army
Company B, 112th Engineers, 37th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 2, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Joseph T. Atkinson, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Heuvel, Belgium, November 2, 1918. Private Atkinson, with two other soldiers, crossed the Scheldt River, after two attempts, and succeeded in stretching a line for a bridge across the stream. They were discovered and fired upon by the enemy, but they continued at work driving stakes, and made a second trip across the river to obtain wire, despite the fact that a violent artillery barrage had been laid down on their position.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Cleveland, OH

ATKINSON, RALPH
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Headquarters Company, 167th Infantry Regiment, 42d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 16, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Ralph Atkinson, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Landres et St. Georges, France, October 16, 1918. During the attack on the Cote-de- Chatillon, Sergeant Atkinson, in command of the Stokes Mortar Platoon, together with three other soldiers, was advancing with the first wave of the assault when, on nearing the objective, he discovered about 250 of the enemy forming for a counter attack. At this juncture he and his party advanced with a Stokes mortar, under heavy fire, to a position where he could get a fair field of fire, set up the mortar, and opened a murderous fire on the approaching enemy, dispersing them in every direction. His quick action, good judgment, and leadership undoubtedly not only broke up the enemy counterattack but inflicted severe losses on the enemy. He showed extraordinary heroism and courage at a critical time.
General Orders No. 131, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Camden, AR

*ATWOOD, JOHN BAIRD
Major, U.S. Army
316th Infantry Regiment, 79th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 28, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to John Baird Atwood, Major, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action north of Montfaucon, France, September 28, 1918. The elements of the leading company of his battalion being stopped by terrific enemy machine-gun and artillery fire from the Bois-de-Beuge and the sunken Nantillois-Cunel Road and in danger of disorganization, Major Atwood then rushed personally into a position of the most extreme danger in the first wave, called to his men to follow, turned the retreat into an advance, and fell dead from a rifle wound in the face as he personally directed fire on an enemy machine-gun nest.
General Orders No. No. 15, W.D., 1923
Home Town: Pittsburgh, PA

AUBER, JOHN J.
Private, U.S. Army
Company E, 314th Infantry Regiment, 79th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 1, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to John J. Auber, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Samogneux, France. November 1, 1918. While standing in the entrance of his dugout Private Auber saw a grenade, with fuse burning, rolling into the dugout where his comrades were sleeping. He picked up the grenade and attempted to throw it away, but it exploded in his hand, blowing off the hand and forearm.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Elm Grove, WV

AUSTERMANN, RICHARD W
Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army
128th Infantry Regiment, 32d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: August 8, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Richard W Austermann, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Fismes, France, August 8, 1918. Lieutenant Austermann collected several groups of disorganized men from different companies, organized a patrol, and, advancing across a creek, so deployed his men as to pour a cross fire on enemy machine- gun nests. Observing other nests then out of range, he led a volunteer squad and cleaned out three more machine-gun nests. Lieutenant Austermann continued with the squad and put out of action three more nests.
General Orders No. No. 143, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Loyal, WI

AUSTIN, CLAUDE W.
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
130th Infantry Regiment, 33d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 5, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Claude W. Austin, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action south of Dun- sur-Meuse, France, October 5, 1918. On the evening of October 5, a shell struck an old building in front of a dugout occupied by one of Lieutenant Austin's machine-gun teams, wounding two of the men who were just coming out, and hurling them to the bottom of the steps. Fire from the building spread to the framework of the dugout, which contained a quantity of grenades and high explosives. Lieutenant Austin unhesitatingly ran to the rescue of the two men and dragged them out, one at a time, but they died a short time later. He then entered the dugout, bringing out five unwounded men, undoubtedly saving their lives, for the dugout was totally destroyed a short time later. The entire exploit was carried on under sniping fire from across the river, as well as machine-gun and artillery fire from three sides of the salient.
General Orders No. 44, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Effingham, IL

*AUSTIN, EDWIN
Private, U.S. Army
Company F, 127th Infantry Regiment, 32d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 30, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Edwin Austin, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Roncheres, France, July 30, 1918. Private Austin volunteered to go out in advance of our front lines and bring back wounded, who had been left there when his company was with-drawn. He made two trips, under heavy fire, bringing back wounded with the aid of another soldier, but was killed by machine-gun fire when he went out for the third time.
General Orders 66, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Shawano, WI

*AUSTIN, FRANCIS R.
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
109th Infantry Regiment, 28th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 11, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Francis R. Austin, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Haumont, France, November 11, 1918. First Lieutenant Austin led a platoon of machine guns and two 1-pounder guns with their crews under cover of a fog within the enemy's wire and attacked at close range a strong point held by twenty-five men and ten machine-guns. After this position had been reduced, concentrated machine-gun fire from the ranks forced Lieutenant Austin and his party to withdraw. Exposing himself in order to place his men under cover, he was mortally wounded, but he directed the dressing of the wounds of his men and their evacuation before he would accept any aid for himself. He died a few hours later.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Boston, MA

*AUSTIN, JAMES B.
Captain, U.S. Army
38th Infantry Regiment, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 8, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to James B. Austin, Captain, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Cierges, France, October 8, 1918. Captain Austin continued for several hours to command his company, after he had been shot through the body and in the leg. He sent back numerous reports to his regimental commander during this period, but never mentioned the fact that he was severely wounded.
General Orders No. 126, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Chicago, IL

AUSTIN, JOHN C.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Headquarters Company, 167th Infantry Regiment, 42d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 16, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to John C. Austin, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Landres et St. Georges, France, October 16, 1918. Corporal Austin volunteered and crawled forward more than 50 yards in the open under heavy rifle, machine-gun and shell fire, from the enemy, in order to observe the fire effect of a Stokes Mortar. He returned with valuable information, which assisted in breaking up a hostile counterattack. A few minutes later, with another soldier, he went to the assistance of a comrade, who had fallen wounded in an open field 50 yards away, and carried him to shelter under heavy enemy machine-gun fire.
General Orders 81, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Sylacauga, AL

*AUSTIN, RAYMOND B.
Major, U.S. Army
6th Field Artillery, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 7, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Raymond B. Austin, Major, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Fleville, France, October 7, 1918. In order to obtain first-hand information of the enemy's disposition and render the maximum support to the attacking Infantry, Major Austin, with absolute disregard for his own personal safety, made repeated trips to the Infantry front line during the attack of the 1st Division, October 7, 1918. He continued until mortally wounded, to send to the Artillery information of the utmost value concerning the enemy's disposition.
General Orders No. No. 56, W.D., 1922
Home Town: Delaware, OH

AVERY, CHARLES D.
Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army
28th Infantry Regiment, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: May 27, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Charles D. Avery, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Cantigny, May 27, 1918. After a two-hour barrage, which caused many casualties in our forces, the enemy raided a sector occupied by our troops. During the attack, Lieutenant Avery exhibited unusual courage in holding together his handful of men, after one-third had become casualties, and distributing ammunition to remaining men, which finally stopped the attack. Two prisoners were taken during the battle. Lieutenant Avery was severely wounded about the head, and later buried in a trench where he remained for three and one-half hours, before being dug out.
General Orders 64, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Emporia, KS

AWBERY, CLARENCE
Private, U.S. Army
Company B, 6th Infantry Regiment, 5th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 7, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Clarence Awbery, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Fontaines, France, November 7, 1918. Private Awbery, accompanied by three other soldiers, volunteered and went out under heavy machine-gun and artillery fire to rescue a wounded comrade. Failing in the first attempt they again tried, and this time succeeded in bringing the wounded man to the shelter.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Elk Creek, KY

AWL, FRANCIS A.
Captain, U.S. Army
315th Infantry Regiment, 79th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 26 - 29, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Francis A. Awl, Captain, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action during the Meuse- Argonne offensive, September 26 - 29, 1918. On September 26, when a portion of his company had been pocketed on a ridge and subjected to enfilade fire of the enemy's machine guns and snipers, disregarding his own safety, Captain Awl crawled into the open on the exposed flank and, by engaging the enemy, enabled his men to withdraw, thereby saving a great loss of life and permitting the unit to reform for a further advance. Later he repeatedly led successful attacks against superior numbers and machine-gun nests. While in an attack on September 29 he was severely wounded and refused to be evacuated until forced to do so.
General Orders No. No. 38, W.D., 1922
Home Town: Harrisburg, PA

AYERS, JOHN W.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company C, 115th Infantry Regiment, 29th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 18, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to John W. Ayers, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Sivry, France, October 18, 1918. During several engagements in the vicinity of Sivry, Corporal Ayers, upon his own initiative, went forward and located enemy machine-gun nests. On another occasion, his platoon having lost connection with his company during a heavy enemy artillery fire, he reconnoitered the position and established liaison with his company.
General Orders No. 16, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Easton, MD

AYLWARD, WILLIAM B.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company A, 102d Infantry Regiment, 26th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 23, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to William B. Aylward, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Epieds, France, July 23, 1918. Corporal Aylward maintained liaison between the platoons of his company, and, after his platoon commander and sergeant had been shot down, he took command of the platoon, remaining in command until only two men and himself were left alive and unwounded. Although slightly gassed, he remained on duty, rendering first aid and carrying wounded to the First Aid Station until he became so overcome from the effects of the gas, that he had to be evacuated.
General Orders 74, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Waterbury, CT

AYOTTE, EDWARD E.
Private, U.S. Army
Headquarters Company, 103d Infantry Regiment, 26th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 20, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Edward E. Ayotte, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Bouresches, France, July 20, 1918. Under the deadly fire of the enemy’s artillery and machine-guns, Private Ayotte administered first aid to many wounded. He carried a wounded officer some distance to safety, after which he returned, ceasing in his attention to the wounded only after all had received aid.
General Orders 87, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Houlton, ME

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