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

 

BABST, JULIUS J.
(First Award)
First Lieutenant (Chaplain), U.S. Army
23d Infantry Regiment, 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: June 6 - 7, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Julius J. Babst, First Lieutenant (Chaplain), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Chateau-Thierry, France, June 6 - 7, 1918. Chaplain Babst displayed exceptional bravery and devotion to duty by repeatedly going out from the first-aid station of his battalion to care for the wounded, and voluntarily exposing himself to terrific artillery and machine- gun fire to administer the last sacraments to the dying. At imminent risk to his own life, he worked to improve the conditions at the aid station, and fearlessly conducted burial services under fire.
General Orders No. 46, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Denver, CO
Other Award: Distinguished Service Cross w/OLC (WWI)

BABST, JULIUS J.
(Second Award)
First Lieutenant (Chaplain), U.S. Army
23d Infantry Regiment, 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 3 - 9, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Julius J. Babst, First Lieutenant (Chaplain), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near St. Etienne, October 3 - 9, 1918. Chaplain Babst showed magnificent courage in caring for the wounded under heavy fire, having personally administered to over 50 officers and men; also assuring their evacuation. He showed remarkable devotion to duty by refusing an opportunity to attend chaplain's school, preferring to accompany his regiment into battle, where he labored unceasingly for seven days, during which time he performed many acts of bravery.
General Orders No. 46, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Denver, CO
Other Award: Distinguished Service Cross (WWI)

*BACHMAN, JOHN A.
Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army
308th Machine-Gun Battalion, 78th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 26, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to John A. Bachman, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Jaulny, France, September 26, 1918. During an early morning raid Lieutenant Bachman attempted to place two guns in position, when the enemy opened a terrific barrage. He was ordered to shelter on the hill, and, after his men had taken refuge there, he went back to determine whether or not all of his men had found shelter. In passing through the heavy barrage he was hit by a shell and instantly killed.
General Orders No. 44, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Buffalo, NY

BACKLEY, EDWARD J.
Private, U.S. Army
Company D, 28th Infantry Regiment, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 20, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Edward J. Backley, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Berzy-le-Sec, France, July 20, 1918. Private Backley showed exceptional courage and devotion to duty in unhesitatingly advancing against the intense fire of a machine-gun and assisting in capturing the gun and crew.
General Orders No. No. 117, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Chicago, IL

*BACKSTROM, ROBERT E.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company B, 131st Infantry Regiment, 33d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: August 10, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Robert E. Backstrom, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Chipilly Ridge, France, August 10, 1918. When the outpost along the sunken Bray Corbie Road was reputedly shelled and driven back by snipers, Sergeant Backstrom voluntarily went out alone, with utter disregard for his own safety, and held this position all day under heavy sniper and machine-gun fire and repeated shelling on his position.
General Orders No. No. 38, W.D., 1922
Home Town: Chicago, IL

BACON, BENJAMIN R.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company D, 326th Infantry Regiment, 82d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 16, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Benjamin R. Bacon, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action south of Champigneulles, France, October 16, 1918. Twice wounded by machine-gun bullets, Sergeant Bacon continued to lead his platoon through heavy artillery and machine-gun fire, penetrating the enemy lines and silencing several machine-guns.
General Orders No. 46, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Philadelphia, PA

*BAILEY, ALFRED G.
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 Alfred G. Bailey, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Moulins, France, July 15, 1918. Sergeant Bailey, unaided, killed two enemy machine gunners and captured a third, together with his machine-gun.
General Orders No. 32, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Eli, OK

BAILEY, CLARENCE A.
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
Company L, 318th Infantry Regiment, 80th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 1 - 6, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Clarence A. Bailey, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action during the Meuse-Argonne offensive, France, November 1 - 6, 1918. On the night of November 4, 1918, when the left of the division was counterattacked and temporarily driven back from La Thibaudine Farm, though passed by the retiring front lines and under no obligation to remain in advance of them, Lieutenant Bailey and a companion, though having been advised to withdraw, nevertheless, decided to remain and continued throughout the night several hundred yards beyond the division outposts in an exposed locality well known to the enemy, where they were swept by cross fire of machine guns and under an intensive artillery bombardment, both by enemy guns and by our own fire. From this position they continued to render reports of hostile movements over a telephone line, maintained at the greatest personal risk, to such good purpose that the attack of the division, renewed on the morning of November 5, 1918, was a complete success. To this voluntary exposure and gallantry in disregard of self is due in large measure the success of the division in carrying out the mission assigned to it.
General Orders No. 6, W.D., 1931
Home Town: Denver, CO

BAILEY, EARL WALLACE
Private, U.S. Army
Machine-Gun Company, 38th Infantry Regiment, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 22, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Earl Wallace Bailey, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Jaulgonne, France, July 22, 1918. Private Bailey crawled forward through severe machine-gun and rifle fire and killed two members of an enemy machine- gun crew. He immediately turned the captured gun around and with it opened an effective fire on the enemy, thus enabling a company of infantry to advance.
General Orders No. No. 19, W.D., 1920
Home Town: Cardiff, NY

BAILEY, ERNEST O.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company E, 117th Infantry Regiment, 30th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 9 & 17, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Ernest O. Bailey, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Premont, France, October 9, 1918; and near Molain, France, October 17, 1918. When his company was held up by machine-gun fire, Corporal Bailey carried a message across open ground to a tank commander, whose tank brought the needed support for reducing the nests. On October 17, 1918, in company with an officer, he braved intense shell fire to rescue a wounded soldier.
General Orders 81, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Roosevelt, MN

BAILEY, HENRY S.
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 Henry S. Bailey, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action during the Argonne-Meuse offensive, France, September 26, 1918. Commanding a small detachment which was being held up by machine-gun fire, Lieutenant Bailey, with one soldier proceeded to force the enemy's withdrawal. Working ahead under terrific fire, although wounded, he made his way to the right flank of the enemy's position, and within 15 minutes silenced the fire.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Berkeley, CA

BAILEY, IVAN Y.
Private, U.S. Army
Company B, 361st Infantry Regiment, 91st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 10, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Ivan Y. Bailey, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Gesnes, France, October 10, 1918. While on a liaison patrol Private Bailey and Corporal Carl G. Theobald attacked and captured a hostile machine-gun nest and its entire crew. Private Bailey then took the prisoners across "No Man's Land" to our lines under machine-gun fire.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Fort Shaw, MT

BAILEY, JESSE M.
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Sanitary Detachment, 103d Machine-Gun Battalion, 26th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 18 - 24, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Jesse M. Bailey, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Chateau-Thierry, France, July 18 - 24, 1918. Private First Class Bailey gave an inspiring example of courage and coolness in treating wounded for two days without rest or food and under intense artillery and machine-gun fire. While maintaining a dressing station in a crater, an enemy shell struck in the center of the hole, wounding nearly all in the crater and severely injuring one man, who was buried in the earth and debris. Upon regaining consciousness Private Bailey treated all of the wounded men, helped them to the first-aid station, returned and dug out the man who had been buried and left for dead and succeeded in resuscitating him.
General Orders No. No. 125, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Providence, RI

*BAILEY, ROBERT M.
Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army
114th Infantry Regiment, 29th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 12, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Robert M. Bailey, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Verdun, France, October 12, 1918. Leading his platoon against an enemy position, Lieutenant Bailey was fatally wounded, but refused to leave until his position was organized and a counterattack repulsed.
General Orders No. 44, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Anderson, SC

BAILEY, THOMAS
Captain, U.S. Army
111th Infantry Regiment, 28th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 4, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Thomas Bailey, Captain, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Fismes, France, September 4, 1918. When the advance was held up owing to lack of information and no man volunteered for a reconnaissance mission because of the hazard attached thereto, Captain (then First Lieutenant) Bailey undertook the mission. Crawling on his belly 100 yards across an open space and then traversing 200 yards of woods infested by the enemy he gained and returned with information of the greatest value, making possible a subsequent and successful attack.
General Orders No. 50, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Philadelphia, PA

BAILEY, THOMAS F.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company A, 354th Infantry Regiment, 89th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 1, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Thomas F. Bailey, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Barricourt, France, November 1, 1918. Corporal Bailey, seeing that the advance of his platoon was stopped by machine-gun fire from the right front, took three men with him, and, with a rush in the face of a withering fire, charged the machine gun and captured it and the crew of five prisoners, thereby saving his platoon from the destructive fire of the gun and enabling it to immediately continue to advance.
General Orders No. No. 4, W.D., 1923
Home Town: Williamstown, MO

BAILEY, WALTER J.
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Machine-Gun Company, 325th Infantry Regiment, 82d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 12, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Walter J. Bailey, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near St. Juvin, France, October 12, 1918. Securing a captured German machine gun, Private Bailey operated it against the enemy from an exposed position until he was wounded and rendered unconscious by an enemy shell.
General Orders 78, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Lansing, IA

BAIN, EDGAR H.
Captain, U.S. Army
119th Infantry Regiment, 30th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 9, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Edgar Bain, Captain, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Busigny, France, October 9, 1918. Advancing under heavy fire with orders to pass through the front line company, Captain Bain found the troops he was to relieve 1,000 yards from their position, falling back. Rallying them, he personally led the troops in advance, under terrific fire, assaulting and capturing the assigned objective.
General Orders 81, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Goldsboro, NC

BAINBRIDGE, ROGER J.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company A, 26th Infantry Regiment, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 19,1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Roger J. Bainbridge, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action while acting as liaison corporal near Soissons, France, July 19, 1918. Corporal Bainbridge was severely wounded, but nevertheless continued in action and killed three of the enemy before being ordered to a dressing station for treatment.
General Orders No. No. 132, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Edmund, OK

*BAIR, HOWARD A.
Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army
345th Infantry Regiment, 89th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 2, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Howard A. Bair, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Barricourt, France, November 2, 1918. Calling on his platoon to follow, Lieutenant Bair pushed forward and attacked enemy machine-gun nests. After killing two of the enemy, he himself was killed by a hand grenade, while accepting the surrender of another of the enemy.
General Orders No. 44, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Columbus, OH

BAKER, DOUGLAS B.
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
30th Infantry Regiment, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 9 - 15, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Douglas B. Baker, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Bois-de-Beuge and Bois De La Pultiere, October 9 - 15, 1918. During the period October 9 - 15, 1918, Lieutenant Baker made frequent trips through heavy shell, gas, and machine-gun fire to repair broken telephone and telegraph wires, and when they could no longer be repaired he personally carried messages through the shell-swept area. On October 15 he personally reconnoitered the Bois De La Pultiere under heavy machine- gun and shell fire in an endeavor to find a suitable location for his regimental post of command.
General Orders No. 32, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Melrose, MA

*BAKER, EMORY L.
Private, U.S. Army
Company M, 28th Infantry Regiment, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: May 28, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Emory L. Baker, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Cantigny, France, May 28, 1918. While acting as platoon runner, Private Baker passed through three violent artillery barrages with coolness and apparent contempt for danger, and repeatedly carried ammunition to his comrades under fire.
General Orders No. No. 139, W.D., 1918
Home Town: New Bloomfield, MO

BAKER, JESSE
Private, U.S. Army
Company A, 312th Infantry Regiment, 78th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 18, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Jesse Baker, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Grand Pre, France, October 18, 1918. On October 18 Private Baker carried a message from his platoon leader to the leader of an adjoining platoon, crossing an area swept by an intense machine-gun fire. While waiting for a reply he was seriously wounded, but returned with the answer to his platoon leader, remaining on duty until ordered evacuated by his commanding officer.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Phillipsburg, NJ

BAKER, JOHN
Private, U.S. Army
Company I, 368th Infantry Regiment, 92d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 28, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to John Baker, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Binarville, France, September 28, 1918. Although severely wounded in the right hand, losing two fingers, Private Baker, a runner continued three hundred yards through heavy enemy machine-gun fire to the forward battalion, and delivered his message alone, having been deserted by an unwounded fellow runner.
General Orders 81, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Philadelphia, PA

BAKER, JOHN M.
(First Award)
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company G, 4th Infantry Regiment, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 29, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to John M. Baker, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Roncheres, France, July 29, 1918. Corporal Baker led a patrol through heavy machine-gun fire, in an attack on an enemy nest. Seeing all the members of his patrol lying about, either killed or wounded, he courageously continued the fire, killing a sniper who had been inflicting severe losses.
General Orders No. 103, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Raleigh, NC
Other Award: Distinguished Service Cross w/OLC (WWI)

BAKER, JOHN M.
(Second Award)
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company G, 4th Infantry Regiment, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 14, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to John M. Baker, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Cunel, France, October 14, 1918. Corporal Baker is awarded an Oak-leaf Cluster, to be worn with the distinguished-service cross. After his platoon commander was wounded Corporal Baker took command; and, after being wounded, refused to go for treatment, remaining to lead his platoon for two days, until relieved.
General Orders No. 103, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Raleigh, NC
Other Award: Distinguished Service Cross (WWI)

BAKER, JOHN T.
Sergeant First Class, U.S. Army
Company F, 7th Engineers, 5th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 18 & November 3 - 4, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to John T. Baker, Sergeant First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Brieulles, France, October 18, and November 3 - 4, 1918. On October 18, Sergeant Baker, with a detail of 19 men, carrying wire for wiring in outposts, followed the infantry through the Bois-de-Rappe, where he employed his men as infantry to assist in holding the captured position. Later he wired in four outposts in direct view of and under heavy fire from the enemy. On November 3 and 4 he succeeded several times in laying foot bridges across the Meuse, under heavy fire, allowing the infantry to cross to the east bank.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Bancroft, IA

BAKER, MCLAURIN
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company C, 105th Field Signal Battalion, 30th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 18, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to McLaurin Baker, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Mazinghien, France, October 18, 1918. During the fighting around Mazinghien, Sergeant Baker, while attached to the 120th Infantry, was painfully wounded by shrapnel, which necessitated his going to the first-aid station for treatment. Realizing that his services were greatly needed at the line he refused to be evacuated, but remained in action until the troops were withdrawn.
General Orders No. 35, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Lamar, SC

BALDRIDGE, ROBERT L.
Private, U.S. Army
Ambulance Company, 112th Sanitary Train, 37th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 4, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Robert L. Baldridge, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Hearne, Belgium, November 4, 1918. With two other soldiers, Private Baldridge volunteered to rescue two wounded men who had been lying in an exposed position on the opposite bank of the Scheldt River for two days. Making two trips across the stream in the face of heavy machine-gun and shell fire, he and his companion succeeded in carrying both the wounded men to shelter.
General Orders No. 59, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Toledo, OH

BALDRIDGE, TROY J.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company A, 18th Infantry Regiment, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 18, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Troy J. Baldridge, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action south of Soissons, France, July 18, 1918. Corporal Baldridge voluntarily led four men a distance of about 400 yards in advance of our line and attacked a superior force of the enemy who were attempting to man a machine gun in a disabled French tank. Due to his bold attack, the enemy was driven off and the tank retaken. His company was thereby enabled to continue the advance with slight loss.
General Orders No. No. 53, W.D., 1920
Home Town: Woodlawn, IL

BALDWIN, GEOFFREY P.
Major, U.S. Army
60th Infantry Regiment, 5th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 15, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Geoffrey P. Baldwin, Major, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action in the Bois-des- Rappes, France, October 15, 1918. Major Baldwin personally led his small detachment through woods that were infested with machine-gun nests and attained his objective on the northern edge of the Bois-des-Rappes and held same regardless of the danger due to his position in advance of the line and being enveloped by the enemy on both flanks. In utter disregard of his own life, he personally charged a machine-gun nest and killed the gunner.
General Orders No. No. 22, W.D., 1920
Home Town: Battle Creek, MI

BALDWIN, MOSES S.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company G, 167th Infantry Regiment, 42d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 15, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Moses S. Baldwin, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Landres-et-St. Georges, France, October 15, 1918. In an attack on the Cote-de-Chatillon, disregarding all personal danger, he repeatedly went over shell-swept areas under heavy machine-gun fire to give first-aid treatment to the wounded and carry them to shelter.
General Orders No. No. 131, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Midland City, AL

BALDWIN, THOMAS
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Company K, 9th Infantry Regiment, 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 18, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Thomas Baldwin, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Soissons, France, July 18, 1918. After all the other runners of his platoon had been either killed or wounded by machine-gun and shell fire and he himself had been seriously wounded Private Baldwin refused evacuation, continuing with his mission. After making three trips through the heavy barrage he guided platoons to their designated objectives, after which he was ordered to a dressing station.
General Orders No. 35, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Ironton, OH

*BALDWIN, WILLIAM W.
First Lieutenant, 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 William W. Baldwin, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Meurcy Farm on the Ourcq River, France, July 29, 1918. When the advance of the assault company which he was commanding was held up by a very heavy artillery and machine-gun fire, Lieutenant Baldwin realizing the emergency, went to the front and personally participated in the capture of the machine-gun nests. Due to his personal leadership and outstanding courage, his company overcame the resistance, crossed the Ourcq River, and captured Meurcy Farm, when he was killed.
General Orders No. No. 4, W.D., 1923
Home Town: Chicago, IL

BALL, ERNEST W.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company H, 361st Infantry Regiment, 91st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 29, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Ernest W. Ball, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Eclisfontaine, France, September 29, 1918. While his company was being harassed by enemy snipers hidden in imitation tanks, Private Ball, without aid, went forward and succeeded in killing one and capturing another.
General Orders No. 44, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Rigby, ID

BALL, RALPH
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company M, 16th Infantry Regiment, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 9, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Ralph Ball, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Fleville, France, October 9, 1918. Although severely wounded, Corporal Ball led his section through a terrific barrage and advanced until his men had safely passed the bombed area before he would allow himself to be evacuated.
General Orders No. 23, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Millbrook, NY

*BALL, WILLIAM R.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company G, 357th Infantry Regiment, 90th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 9 - 17, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to William R. Ball, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Fey-en-Haye, France, September 9 - 17, 1918. Becoming separated from his patrol, Corporal Ball, with another soldier, attacked an enemy patrol and drove it off, though the number of their opponents was estimated at 50. He did excellent work with his platoon in the advance of September 12 north of Fey-en-Haye, in rushing machine-gun nests. On September 17 he was a member of an outpost attacked by a larger body of Germans. Though wounded, he remained at his post.
General Orders No. No. 128, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Lindsay, OK

*BALLARD, BLACKBURN W.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company A, 1st Engineers, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 9, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Blackburn W. Ballard, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Verdun, France, October 9, 1918. Advancing alone ahead of his squad, in the face of unusual machine-gun fire, Corporal Ballard set out to attack a machine-gun nest. He so inspired his men that they came to his assistance, and under his direction, the stronghold was taken, together with many prisoners. While guarding the collected prisoners he was killed.
General Orders No. 44, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Colusa, CA

*BALLARD, FREDERICK E.
Private, U.S. Army
Company C, 102d Machine-Gun Battalion, 26th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 26, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Frederick E. Ballard, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Marcheville, France, September 26, 1918. Private Ballard displayed remarkable courage and coolness during this engagement. When apparently trapped in an enemy trench near a machine-gun emplacement, he worked his way out under the wire entanglement in plain view of the enemy, and, re-turning with hand grenades, assisted in bombing out the machine-gun nest and capturing some of the men who were defending it. Later he accompanied a detachment and assisted in mopping up the town, driving out the enemy, and taking several prisoners. While thus engaged he was struck by an exploding shell and killed.
General Orders No. 21, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Ludlow Vt., VT

BALLARD, WALTER D.
Private, U.S. Army
Company B, 16th Infantry Regiment, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 18 - 22, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Walter D. Ballard, Private, U.S. Army, for exceptional initiative and bravery throughout the operations south of Soissons, France, July 18 to 22, 1918, he with extraordinary heroism on July 21, 1918, with two companions, captured two machine guns that were causing heavy losses to his company.
General Orders No. No. 117, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Redfield, IA

BALLESTERO, FRED V.
Private, U.S. Army
Company A, 363d Infantry Regiment, 91st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 26, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Fred V. Ballestero, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Very, France, September 26, 1918. At the very outset of the action, Private Ballestero took six prisoners single handed and under fire. After his company had been stopped by heavy firing, he and another soldier went ahead on a reconnaissance mission and encountered heavy machine-gun fire. Sending his companion back with information and for help, he alone pressed on, capturing a machine-gun and its entire crew.
General Orders 64, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Tacoma, WA

BALLING, JOSEPH P.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company M, 311th Infantry Regiment, 78th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 1, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Joseph P. Balling, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Grand Pre, France, November 1, 1918. Assigned to the duty of carrying rations, water and ammunition to the front line, Corporal Balling led his details over ground, under incessant gas attacks, and terrific shell fire. Although his force was greatly decreased through casualties, he maintained complete control, and succeeded in supplying the troops with necessities. After being helplessly wounded, he directed the movements for the safety of his detail and the care of the wounded.
General Orders 64, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Buffalo, NY

BALMAYNE, COLIN B. (AKA: COLIN B. JOE)
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company K, 23d Infantry Regiment, 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 1 & 5, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Colin B Balmayne, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for heroic service rendered under the name Colin B. Joe. (See alias for citation)
Home Town: , Unknown

BANAHAN, RAYMOND F.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company L, 115th Infantry Regiment, 29th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 10, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Raymond F. Banahan, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Bois-de-Consenvoye, France, October 10, 1918. Through heavy artillery fire, Sergeant Banahan went to the side of a wounded comrade who was exposed to the enemy and in a helpless condition. Taking his wounded comrade with him, he returned to safety, his whole journey being made through an artillery barrage.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Baltimore, MD

BANE, THOMAS P.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company C, 117th Infantry Regiment, 30th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 9, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Thomas P. Bane, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Busigny, France, October 9, 1918. Corporal Bane, while leading his squad in the advance with his company, was wounded by a machine-gun bullet in the head. Despite his wound, he continued in the advance until the objective was reached and the position consolidated. Corporal Bane on the day previous, in company with two companions, rushed a nearby machine-gun nest, killing five of the enemy and capturing the remainder.
General Orders 78, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Durham, NC

BANISTER, MORRIS A.
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Company C, 107th Infantry Regiment, 27th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: August 17, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Morris A. Banister, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Mount Kemmel, Belgium, on the night of August 17, 1918. While engaged with a working party in the repair of the communicating trenches, Private First Class Banister voluntarily went to the rescue of a British ration party which had been struck by a high-explosive shell. Under concentrated machine-gun and rifle fire and continuous shell fire he assisted in carrying the British wounded for a distance of 125 yards while fully exposed to enemy fire and utterly without regard for his own safety.
General Orders No. 9, W.D., 1923
Home Town: Watertown, NY

BANK, CARL
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company K, 126th Infantry Regiment, 32d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: August 28, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Carl Bank, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Juvigny, north of Soissons, France, August 28, 1918. Though he was severely wounded by machine-gun fire, Sergeant Banks continued to lead his platoon throughout the attack until his company reformed, and an emergency no longer existed.
General Orders No. No. 139, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Lowell, MI

BANKS, HARLEY E.
(First Award)
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
Company M, 167th Infantry Regiment, 42d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 22, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Harley E. Banks, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action in the St. Mihiel salient, France, September 22, 1918. Lieutenant Banks led a platoon in a raid on the village of Haumont, displaying excellent skill and leadership in getting the platoon into the designated position under an intense and highly concentrated enemy artillery and machine-gun fire. Upon entering the village Lieutenant Banks personally captured a machine gun and then, with the assistance of two runners, captured eleven prisoners from adjacent dugouts.
General Orders No. No. 3, W.D., 1929
Home Town: Columbus, OH
Other Award: Distinguished Service Cross w/OLC (WWI)

BANKS, HARLEY E.
(Second Award)
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
Company M, 167th Infantry Regiment, 42d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 14 - 16, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Harley E. Banks, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action during the attack on Cote-de-Chatillon, France, October 14 - 16, 1918. Lieutenant Banks led his platoon in repeated attacks on the strongly fortified enemy position. When his company commander was wounded, Lieutenant Banks assumed command of the company and, by personal observation under fire of enemy snipers and machine gunners, obtained valuable information relative to the enemy's lines. He led his company across an open field in the final attack under heavy enemy machine-gun and rifle fire and was among the first to reach the objective. After consolidating his position Lieutenant Banks, under a heavy hostile barrage, again formed his company to resist the counterattack and by his skill and bravery was mainly responsible for its repulse. Throughout the three days Lieutenant Banks demonstrated great leadership and utter disregard for his own personal safety, thereby setting a splendid example of courage and devotion to duty to the men of his command.
General Orders No. No. 3, W.D., 1935
Home Town: Columbus, OH
Other Award: Distinguished Service Cross (WWI)

*BANKS, LEONARD S.
Private, U.S. Army
Company G, 4th Infantry Regiment, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 23, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Leonard S. Banks, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action in the Foret- de-Fere, France, July 23, 1918. Badly wounded while on patrol Private Banks returned to his company to get assistance for wounded comrades. He then volunteered and led the first-aid men through heavy gas and shell bombardment to the place where his wounded comrades were.
General Orders No. 32, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Farnum, NE

BANN, EDDIE
Private, U.S. Army
Company M, 318th Infantry Regiment, 80th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 4, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Eddie Bann, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action in the Bois-des- Ogons, France, October 4, 1918. Private Bann was acting as stretcher bearer with another soldier who was shot by a sniper. Going out under fire from the sniper, he captured the latter with the aid of another man. While taking his prisoner to the rear, Private Bann found a wounded man, whom he carried to the aid station under heavy fire, while his companion went on with the prisoner. Upon returning from the aid station he continued his work of rescuing the wounded.
General Orders 7, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Pittsburgh, PA

BARBER, HENRY A.
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
9th Machine-Gun Battalion, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 14 & 15, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Henry A. Barber, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Moulins, France, July 14 & 15, 1918. Seeing his right flank badly exposed to the enemy’s advance across the Marne, Lieutenant Barber changed the position of two of his guns to meet his emergency, performing this task during terrific enemy fire. He then ran a distance of 150 yards in the open to stop the fire of our own infantry on our troops. Going forward to the aid of a wounded soldier, Lieutenant Barber administered first aid and was carrying the wounded man to safety, when the latter died. Picking up the one remaining undamaged gun, he opened fire on the enemy, who were crossing the river, sinking one boat, killing many, and causing the others to abandon their boats.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Cambridge, MD

BARBER, THOMAS M.
First Lieutenant (Medical Corps), U.S. Army
28th Infantry (Attached), 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: May 28 - 30, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Thomas M. Barber, First Lieutenant (Medical Corps), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Cantigny, France, May 28 - 30, 1918. First Lieutenant Barber repeatedly demonstrated heroic self-sacrifice by caring for wounded under enemy fire with apparent contempt for his own safety. When his aid station had been destroyed by shell fire he promptly moved into a shell hole nearby and continued his faithful work.
General Orders No. 99, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Charleston, WV

BARBIER, ALEX J.
Private, U.S. Army
Headquarters Company, 356th Infantry Regiment, 89th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 22, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Alex J. Barbier, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Bantheville, France, October 22, 1918. While engaged in a raid on enemy positions, Private Barbier was painfully wounded in the head, but refused to go to the rear, remaining on duty with his platoon and taking an active part in the action for 24 hours after being wounded.
General Orders No. No. 3, W.D., 1921
Home Town: White Castle, LA

*BARBOUR, WILLIAM C.
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Company C, 119th Infantry Regiment, 30th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 9, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to William C. Barbour, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Busigny, France, October 9, 1918. During the operations near Busigny, on October 9, Private Barbour, with one other soldier, voluntarily left his place of comparative safety and advanced into the open in the face of close-range machine-gun fire, to rescue a severely wounded comrade. He received a severe wound while engaged in this self-appointed task, from which he later died.
General Orders No. 44, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Smithfield, NC

BARD, FRANKLIN C.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company K, 325th Infantry Regiment, 82d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 14 - 18, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Franklin C. Bard, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near St. Juvin, France, October 14 - 18, 1918. After all the officers of his company had become casualties, Sergeant Bard reorganized the company with notable bravery and skill, and led it forward to its objective. Retaining command next day, though handicapped by numerous casualties, he kept his men well in hand and successfully led them in all advances which were ordered, inspiring them by his courage and coolness.
General Orders 78, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Adams, MA

*BARDMAN, BARNEY
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Company B, 307th Infantry Regiment, 77th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 15, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Barney Bardman, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Grand Pre, France, October 15, 1918. Private Bardeman, acting as scout for his platoon, was attempting to effect a crossing over the river under heavy machine-gun and sniping fire. When he was struck by a bullet and mortally wounded he called out a warning to the other five members of the platoon to take cover, thereby saving many lives.
General Orders No. No. 142, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Brooklyn, NY

BARFIELD, H. M.
Second Lieutenant, 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 H. M. Barfield, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Mezy, France, July 15, 1918. During the battle of the Marne, near Mezy, Lieutenant Barfield rallied the men of a company who were falling back in disorder, formed them and stopped what otherwise would have been a rout. This, in the face of heavy machine-gun and artillery fire. At the same time, he managed and controlled the fire of his four machine guns so as to deliver an annihilating fire on the enemy.
General Orders 64, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Macon, GA

BARKALOW, JAMES W.
Private, U.S. Army
Company C, 18th Infantry Regiment, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 9, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to James W. Barkalow, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Exermont, France, October 9, 1918. After all, except himself and one other man, of two squads had been either killed or wounded, Private Barkalow gathered together seven men and continued to advance in the face of heavy shell and machine-gun fire, capturing an enemy machine gun which had been causing heavy losses in our lines, killing two of the operators and taking the third prisoner. Hen then continued his advance to a trench where he and his men captured 35 additional prisoners. Sending these prisoners to the rear under proper guard he again advanced and captured a trench mortar and five German prisoners, all these acts being performed under heavy fire.
General Orders No. 9, W.D., 1923
Home Town: South Amboy, NJ

BARKER, MANDEVILLE J., JR.
Y.M.C.A., U.S. Army
108th Machine-Gun Battalion, 28th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 15, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Mandeville J. Barker, Jr., Y.M.C.A., U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Baslieux, France, September 15, 1918. Mr. Barker showed a fearless disregard of his own safety by crawling out in front of the line under heavy enemy machine-gun and sniper fire to aid wounded soldiers, whom he carried back to shelter after dressing their wounds. He also administered aid to a wounded German within 20 yards of the enemy lines and brought him in a prisoner.
General Orders No. No. 140, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Garrettsville, OH

BARKSDALE, ALFRED D.
Captain, U.S. Army
116th Infantry Regiment, 29th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 8, 12, & 15, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Alfred D. Barksdale, Captain, U.S. Army, for repeated acts of extraordinary heroism in action near Samogneux, France, October 8, near Molleville, France, October 12, and in the Bois-de-Grand Montague, France, October 15, 1918. Commanding a support company during the attack of October 8, Captain Barksdale discovered that his battalion had advanced ahead of the unit on the right flank, and was suffering heavy losses from machine-gun fire. Without orders he attacked and captured the guns, taking many prisoners. On October 12, he worked for over an hour exposed to a terrific bombardment, binding the wounds of his men. On October 15 he advanced alone into a thick wood and with the aid of his pistol put out of action a destructive machine gun, which was pouring such a deadly fire that his men could not raise their heads.
General Orders No. 44, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Lynchburg, VA

BARLOW, ALFRED M.
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
Company L, 148th Infantry Regiment, 37th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 3, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Alfred M. Barlow, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Hearne, Belgium, November 3, 1918. Although suffering from a painful shrapnel wound in the leg, First Lieutenant Barlow led his company, with excellent leadership and command, over the river, and not until he had received wounds in both legs would he give his consent to be taken to a dressing station.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Gallipolis, OH

BARLOW, CLYDE
Private, U.S. Army
Company A, 9th Machine-Gun Battalion, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 9, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Clyde Barlow, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action during action near Cierges, France, October 9, 1918. Private Barlow exposed himself to artillery and direct machine-gun fire while going 300 yards in advance of our front lines to render first aid to a wounded soldier, whom he carried to shelter with the assistance of a comrade.
General Orders No. No. 2, W.D., 1920
Home Town: Town Bluff, TX

BARLOW, FRANCIS A.
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
125th Infantry Regiment, 32d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 31, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Francis A. Barlow, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near the Ourcq River, France, July 31, 1918. Lieutenant Barlow was severely wounded in the passage of the Ourcq River and the capture of the heights beyond, but continued in command of his company. When another officer of his company was wounded, he attempted to carry him to a place of safety, but was physically unable to do so. Although repeatedly urged to go to the rear, he continually refused and remained in command of the company until it was ordered to withdraw.
General Orders No. 46, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Cheboygan, MI

BARNARD, COURTNEY H.
Captain, U.S. Army
345th Battalion, Tank Corps, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 26, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Courtney H. Barnard, Captain, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Cheppy, France, September 26, 1918. During the attack on Cheppy, Captain Barnard personally reconnoitered on foot a passage through an extensive mine field while under heavy artillery and machine-gun fire, and later led his company through this mine field and destroyed the machine-gun nests which were holding up the advance of our Infantry. Captain Barnard was exposed to terrific machine-gun and artillery fire throughout the entire action, and by his coolness and courage set a splendid example to his men, which produced a noticeable determination on their part, which materially aided in the success of the attack.
General Orders No. No. 4, W.D., 1923
Home Town: Albany, NY

BARNES, FRANK C., JR.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Battery B, 10th Field Artillery, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 16, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Frank C. Barnes, Jr., Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action during the Champagne-Marne offensive, France, July 16, 1918. Sergeant Barnes, while in charge of a detached piece, by his bravery, courage, and devotion to duty greatly inspired his men at all times. When an enemy shell either killed or wounded his entire gun crew excepting one man, he, although painfully wounded, assisted the other wounded members of his crew to the first-aid station.
General Orders No. No. 16, W.D., 1929
Home Town: Lily, CO

BARNES, HARRY C., JR.
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
6th Infantry Regiment, 5th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 19, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Harry C. Barnes, Jr., First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for showing good judgment, bravery and determination in leading his patrol into the enemy's lines in the Bois-Brule near St. Die, in the Vosges, France, on July 19, 1918. Although seriously wounded, First Lieutenant Barnes continued to direct his men and succeeded in driving off the enemy at the same time wounding four of the German patrol with his own revolver.
General Orders No. No. 24, W.D., 1920
Home Town: Tulsa, OK

BARNES, JULIUS L.
Private, U.S. Army
Company M, 101st Infantry Regiment, 26th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 15, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Julius L. Barnes, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action during action near Vaux, France, July 15, 1918. When two members of a small group were severely wounded during a counter-attack against the enemy, Private Barnes advanced twice across the open under machine-gun fire and brought each man back to cover.
General Orders No. No. 39, W.D., 1920
Home Town: Stow, MA

BARNES, RAYMOND
Private, U.S. Army
Company B, 3d Machine-Gun Battalion, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 18, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Raymond Barnes, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Berzy-le- Sec, France, July 18, 1918. Private Barnes was severely wounded by a shell, but as soon as he regained consciousness he went forward, rejoined his former position in squad, and fought with it until ordered to an aid station by his platoon commander.
General Orders No. No. 109, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Taylorsville, NC

BARNES, ROBERT
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company L, 370th Infantry Regiment, 93d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 19, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Robert Barnes, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Mont de Singes, France, September 19, 1918. After starting on a mission to reconnoiter the front lines of the enemy, Sergeant Barnes received wounds which proved serious. Disregarding advice to return, he continued collecting valuable information, which was submitted to his company commander through a member of his patrol party.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Danville, IL

BARNETT, CECIL E.
Private, U.S. Army
Machine-Gun Company, 117th Infantry Regiment, 30th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 8 - 9, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Cecil E. Barnett, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Busigny, France, October 8 - 9, 1918. After repeatedly carrying messages under heavy fire, Private Barnett was painfully wounded while acting as a connecting file, but he continued on duty until he was ordered to the dressing station. He then insisted on being permitted to rejoin his company rather than be sent to the hospital.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Pittsburgh Landing, TN

*BARNETT, LELAND M.
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
148th Infantry Regiment, 37th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 27, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Leland M. Barnett, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Ivoiry, France, September 27, 1918. Having become separated from his battalion headquarters, Lieutenant Barnett, battalion adjutant, on his own initiative, undertook, under heavy artillery and machine-gun fire, to locate machine-gun nests which were hindering the advance. He ignored the warnings of his orderly as to the danger of this work and continued at it until he was killed.
General Orders No. 126, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Norwood, OH

BARNHART, WALTER I.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company I, 329th Infantry Regiment, 80th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 27, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Walter I. Barnhart, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Bois d'en Dela, France, September 27, 1918. Accompanied by an officer, Sergeant Barnhart advanced against an enemy machine-gun nest which was holding up the advance of his company. When they had reached a point within 50 yards of the gun, they were fired upon and the officer was severely wounded. Sergeant Barnhart immediately picked the officer up and through a hail of machine-gun bullets brought him to a position of safety.
General Orders No. 44, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Bradenville, PA

BARNWELL, FRANK H.
Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army
26th Infantry Regiment, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 18, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Frank H. Barnwell, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism. Second Lieutenant Barnwell distinguished himself by heroic and inspiring leadership at Soissons, France, July 18, 1918, directing his platoon with unusual effectiveness until he fell wounded.
General Orders No. No. 132, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Memphis, TN

BARR, JOSEPH T.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Battery D, 76th Field Artillery, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 14 & 15, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Joseph T. Barr, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Chateau-Thierry, France, during the night of July 14 and 15, 1918. While in command of a "roving" gun section, Sergeant Barr took up a position about 500 yards in rear of the front line and executed a fire mission while exposed to heavy enemy bombardment. Although wounded, he refused to go to the rear until his mission was completed and the gun returned to the battery.
General Orders No. No. 16, W.D., 1920
Home Town: South Orange, NJ

BARRETT, HERBERT W.
Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army
Company H, 9th Infantry Regiment, 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 3, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Herbert W. Barrett, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Blanc Mont, France, October 3, 1918. Reorganizing his company after the other officers had become casualties, Lieutenant Barrett led them in an attack, capturing a machine-gun nest, capturing or killing the crew. Under heavy fire, he rescued two of his men who had been wounded and buried by a high-explosive shell. He was wounded while administering first aid to one of his men, under machine-gun fire.
General Orders 87, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Sommerville, MA

BARROW, CHARLES L.
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
120th Machine-Gun Battalion, 42d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 30 & 31, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Charles L. Barrow, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for Extraordinary heroism in action northeast of Chateau-Thierry, France, July 30 & 31, 1918. Acting as leader of a platoon, First Lieutenant Barrow stimulated his men by his heroic conduct to success until incapacitated by a second wound.
General Orders No. No. 4, W.D., 1927
Home Town: Austin, TX

BARROWS, CLAYTON E.
Private, U.S. Army
Company D, 8th Machine-Gun Battalion, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 14 &15, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Clayton E. Barrows, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Le Rocq Farm, France, July 14 &15, 1918. On duty as a runner at battalion headquarters, Private Barrows was sent with a message to his company commander during a terrific enemy bombardment. Passing for two and one-half kilometers over ground where gas and high-explosive shells were constantly falling, he was forced to tear off his gas mask in order to find his way; but he succeeded in delivering his message, falling exhausted just as his mission was completed.
General Orders 98, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Springfield, MA

*BARRY, EDWARD
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company K, 354th Infantry Regiment, 89th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 1, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Edward Barry, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Bois-du- Barricourt, France, November 1, 1918. After receiving a dangerous wound in the chest from a shell fragment, Corporal Barry insisted in going forward with his combat group. He pushed forward through the intense machine-gun fire until again hit by a machine-gun bullet, which caused his death.
General Orders No. 126, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Chicago, IL

*BARRY, EDWARD W.
Private, U.S. Army
Company I, 311th Infantry Regiment, 78th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 25, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Edward W. Barry, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Grand Pre, France, October 25, 1918. Acting as a stretcher bearer, under heavy machine-gun fire, Private Barry was wounded, but disregarded his own injuries; went to the aid of another wounded man, and, while attending him, was killed by shrapnel.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Palmyra, NY

BARRY, HERBERT E.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
359th Infantry Regiment, 90th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 12, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Herbert E. Barry, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Fey-en-Haye, France, September 12, 1918. Sergeant Barry, while carrying a message through a heavy barrage, was knocked down by shell explosions several times, but with heroic devotion to duty he continued on and delivered his message. On the return trip he was rendered unconscious for three hours by a shell. Upon being revived he immediately reported to battalion headquarters for duty.
General Orders No. No. 128, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Brainerd, MN

BARRY, JOHN
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company H, 28th Infantry Regiment, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 19, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to John Barry, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Soissons, France, July 19, 1918. After his platoon had been halted by the fire from a concealed machine- gun nest, Sergeant Barry, alone, exposed to heavy enemy fire, advanced and attacked the enemy position. He single-handed, put the machine-gun nest out of action and thus enabled his platoon to continue the advance.
General Orders No. 68, W.D., 1920
Home Town: New York, NY

BARRY, WILLIAM H.
Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army
28th Infantry Regiment, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 5, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to William H. Barry, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Exermont, France, October 5, 1918. Assuming command of his company after his company commander and a major portion of the company became casualties, Second Lieutenant Barry reorganized his company and personally led it forward in the attack, successfully attaining his objective in the face of intense machine-gun and artillery fire. He constantly exposed himself to enemy fire in order to encourage and insure the protection of his men.
General Orders No. 103, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Langley, WA

BARTELS, HERMAN B.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company F, 130th Infantry Regiment, 33d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 10, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Herman B. Bartels, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Marcheville, France, November 10, 1918. While maintaining liaison with an adjacent company during a raid, Corporal Bartels personally cleared out two dugouts, taking a number of prisoners. He was later wounded, but continued in action until he fell.
General Orders No. 23, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Effingham, IL

BARTH, FREDERICK
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company C, 305th Infantry Regiment, 77th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 2 & November 8, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Frederick Barth, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Villers-devant-Mouzon, France, November 8, 1918. Corporal Barth with an officer penetrated about 3 kilometers into the enemy lines. Due to the fearlessness of Corporal Barth, the patrol evaded the challenge of an enemy sentry and returned to our lines with valuable information. Previously, on September 2, 1918, near Bazoches, Corporal Barth swam the Vesle and fixed a rope for the crossing of a patrol. The patrol penetrated the enemy position and reconnoitered same, during which time Corporal Barth was wounded while going, under enemy fire, to the assistance of a wounded comrade whom he helped to our lines after obtaining special information of the enemy. The return of the patrol was made possible only by the heroic efforts of Corporal Barth.
General Orders No. No. 24, W.D., 1920
Home Town: Brooklyn, NY

BARTLETT, ELMER E., JR.
Private, U.S. Army
Company C, 2d Engineers, 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 9, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Elmer E. Bartlett, Jr., Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Medeah Farm, France, October 9, 1918. Crawling forward under heavy machine-gun fire, Private Bartlett assisted in bringing a wounded comrade to safety.
General Orders No. 23, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Florence, NJ

BARTLETT, GEORGE W.
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Company I, 26th Infantry Regiment, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 19, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to George W. Bartlett, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Soissons, France, July 19, 1918. Acting in the capacity of battalion runner, Private Bartlett volunteered and carried an important attack order from his regimental headquarters to the front line battalion through a terrific artillery bombardment. He was twice knocked down while in the performance of this mission, but successfully delivered his message on time. Although in a dazed condition upon reaching the forward line, he again volunteered to carry a message across an area swept by enemy machine-gun fire.
General Orders No. 44, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Honeoye, NY

*BARTO, TOM D.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company D, 4th Engineers, 4th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: August 11, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Tom D. Barto, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action on the Vesle River, near Ville Savoye, France, August 11, 1918. Corporal Barto volunteered to go into Ville Savoye at a time when it was under a heavy bombardment to rescue a wounded officer.
General Orders No. No. 129, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Bellingham, WA

BARTON, CHARLES R.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company L, 103d Infantry Regiment, 26th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 20, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Charles R. Barton, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Belleau Wood, France, July 20, 1918. Wounded in the leg by a machine-gun bullet, Sergeant Barton dressed his wound and continued to lead his section in a successful attack on two machine-gun nests. He remained on duty for 14 hours, until weakness forced him to be evacuated.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Houlton, ME

BARTON, HARRY D.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Battery A, 6th Field Artillery, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 4, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Harry D. Barton, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Fleville, France, October 4, 1918. Being in charge of one of the sections of drivers of his platoon when it was caught in an enemy barrage, Corporal Barton unlimbered his gun and caisson, removed his horses and drivers to a place of safety, and returning to his platoon acted as runner, passing four times over heavily shelled areas.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Youngstown, OH

BARTON, JESSE M.
Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army
118th Infantry Regiment, 30th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 17, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Jesse M. Barton, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Becquigny, France, October 17, 1918. After his superior officer had been wounded, Second Lieutenant Barton assumed command of and personally led the advance of his unit until he was struck by an enemy shell and severely wounded. Although suffering intense pain and almost unconscious, he refused to be evacuated until after he had given instructions to the platoon sergeant to continue the advance. His gallant conduct was an inspiring example to the men of his platoon.
General Orders No. 68, W.D., 1920
Home Town: Barton, OH

BARTON, THOMAS D.
Captain, U.S. Army
142d Infantry Regiment, 36th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 8 - 10, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Thomas D. Barton, Captain, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near St. Etienne, France, October 8 - 10, 1918. Captain Barton advanced his company against a strongly fortified enemy position, and succeeded in capturing the enemy works, together with twenty machine guns and ninety prisoners. After he had lost all his company officers and sustained many casualties in his command, Captain Barton again moved forward through an intense barrage, and established the most advanced position of the first day of the battle.
General Orders 81, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Saint Joe, TX

BASCOM, ROBERT
Private, U.S. Army
Company E, 127th Infantry Regiment, 32d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 19, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Robert Bascom, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Badricourt, Alsace, France, July 19, 1918. During an enemy raid on a platoon sector, Private Bascom, although wounded three times by shell fragments, carried a message through artillery barrages to the company headquarters and returned with reinforcements. He did not accept first aid until after the raid had been repulsed.
General Orders No. No. 22, W.D., 1920
Home Town: Portland, OR

*BASS, URBANE F.
First Lieutenant (Medical Corps), U.S. Army
372d Infantry Regiment, 93d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 1 - 6, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Urbane F. Bass, First Lieutenant (Medical Corps), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Monthois, France, October 1 - 6, 1918. During the attack on Monthois Lieutenant Bass administered first aid in the open under prolonged and intense shell fire until he was severely wounded and carried from the field.
General Orders No. 13, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Fredericksburg, VA

*BASSETT, REXFORD O.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company D, 358th Infantry Regiment, 90th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 26, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Rexford O. Bassett, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Les Hult Chemins, France, September 26, 1918. Corporal Bassett volunteered to rush an enemy machine gun which had concentrated its fire on an opening in some barbed-wire entanglement through which his company was endeavoring to advance. He gallantly attacked the pill box and temporarily silenced one of the fire openings when he was mortally wounded.
General Orders No. 72, W.D., 1920
Home Town: Enid, OK

BASSETT, WALDO S.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company L, 9th Infantry Regiment, 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 18, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Waldo S. Bassett, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action south of Soissons, France, July 18, 1918. Corporal Bassett volunteered to carry messages through intense shell and machine-gun fire after all of the runners had been killed or wounded. He was wounded while carrying a message, but continued on in spite of his injuries until it was delivered, and refused to go to the rear for treatment until ordered to do so by his company commander.
General Orders No. No. 117, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Franklin, MA

BASSI, JOSEPH
Private, U.S. Army
Company I, 59th Infantry Regiment, 4th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 4 - 7, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Joseph Bassi, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Bois-du- Fays, France, October 4 - 7, 1918. Showing marked personal courage, Private Bassi repeatedly crossed ground swept by heavy artillery and machine-gun fire to deliver important messages. He volunteered for dangerous missions, his example being an inspiration to the other runners.
General Orders 71, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Memphis, TN

BASSMAN, BARNETT
Private, U.S. Army
Company A, 325th Infantry Regiment, 82d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 16, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Barnett Bassman, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near St. Juvin, France, October 16, 1918. When many squads of his company had been broken up and the men scattered, Private Bassman, with great courage, collected 15 men, who had become separated from their squads, and organized them into a provisional platoon, which he successfully led in the attack, thereby contributing materially to the success of his company.
General Orders No. 46, W.D., 1919
Home Town: New York, NY

BATCHELDER, HAROLD W.
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 Harold W. Batchelder, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Bois d'Aigremont, France, July 15, 1918. When it seemed impossible for a runner to get through the violent barrage, Lieutenant Batchelder volunteered and carried an important message to regimental headquarters, returning with an answer.
General Orders No. 46, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Hardwick, VT

BATEMAN, HENRY
Corporal, U.S. Army
Headquarters Company, 307th Infantry Regiment, 77th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 4, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Henry Bateman, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near St. Pierremont, France, November 4, 1918. After passing through a heavily bombarded area, Corporal Bateman learned that a soldier of his platoon had been wounded and had fallen in the shelled area. He at once volunteered and went back for him, assisted in bringing him to a place of safety, and later helped to carry him through another shelled area to the first-aid station.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Buffalo, NY

BATEMAN, HENRY E.
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
114th Infantry Regiment, 29th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 12 - 13, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Henry E. Bateman, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Verdun, France, October 12 - 13, 1918. After all the battalion runners had become casualties, Lieutenant Bateman volunteered and carried important messages to the rear through violent artillery and machine-gun fire. The next day this officer went through a wood occupied by enemy machine-gun nests and snipers and established liaison with three companies in an advanced position.
General Orders No. 44, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Easton, MD

BATES, BRET V.
Captain, U.S. Army
139th Ambulance Company, 110th Sanitary Train, 35th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 1, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Bret V. Bates, Captain, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Chaudron Farm, France, October 1, 1918. When the Sanitary detachment, with which he was working, was ordered to fall back under intense artillery and machine-gun fire, Captain Bates (then First Lieutenant), upon his own volition and contrary to the advice of others, refused to leave the wounded men, who had not been evacuated, but remained with them throughout the day, ministering to them under the most violent fire, in utter disregard for his own safety. When night came, he secured litter bearers and succeeded in taking all the wounded to safety.
General Orders 70, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Wheaton, MN

BATES, CHARLES E. H.
Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army
103d Infantry Regiment, 26th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 26, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Charles E. H. Bates, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Marcheville, France, September 26, 1918. Lieutenant Bates displayed the highest qualities of courage and leadership in leading his platoon through to its objective under a heavy barrage of machine-gun fire and artillery fire without flank support. He held his objective under murderous artillery and machine-gun fire until relieved.
General Orders No. 46, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Alameda, CA

*BATES, PAUL A.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company F, 30th Infantry Regiment, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 15 and October 10, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Paul A. Bates, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Crezancy, France, July 15, 1918, and near Cunel, France, October 10, 1918. During a terrific bombardment on the morning of July 15 Sergeant (then Private) Bates carried in and dressed the wounded at great personal risk to himself. On October 10, near Cunel, although fatally wounded, Sergeant Bates continued to command his men in attack on machine guns until the end.
General Orders No. 32, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Williamstown, PA

BATLEY, HAROLD
Private, U.S. Army
Company C, 308th Infantry Regiment, 77th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: June 24, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Harold Batley, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Badonvilliers, France, June 24, 1918. Private Batley, after two patrols had failed, volunteered and went alone to the grouped combat through the barrage and brought back information of the highest value.
General Orders No. 123, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Lawrence, MA

BATSON, GEORGE WELLS
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company A, 118th Infantry Regiment, 30th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 26, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to George Wells Batson, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Bellicourt, France, September 26, 1918. With absolute disregard for his personal safety Corporal Batson went 300 yards beyond the front line, in full view of the enemy and under heavy machine-gun fire, and brought back a wounded soldier.
General Orders No. 35, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Greenville, SC

BATTA, FRANK
Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army
111th Infantry Regiment, 28th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: August 10, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Frank Batta, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Fismes and Fismette, France, August 10, 1918. By bravely taking an exposed position at great risk to himself, Lieutenant Batta successfully maneuvered his command across a railroad track which was enfiladed by machine-gun and sniper fire. While doing so he was wounded in the neck, yet he fearlessly led his troops in a successful assault. His exceptional courage and initiative inspired his men to a victorious attack.
General Orders No. 126, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Chillicothe, MO

BATTEN, HAROLD A.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company A, 102d Machine-Gun Battalion, 26th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 26, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Harold A. Batten, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Marcheville, France, September 26, 1918. While the squad to which Corporal Batten belonged was proceeding to its objective all the other members were either killed or wounded. After procuring assistance for the wounded soldiers, he immediately attached himself to another squad of his section and remained on duty with it throughout the day.
General Orders No. 15, W.D., 1919
Home Town: South Boston, MA

BAUERNFEIND, JOHN R.
Private, U.S. Army
Company B, 310th Machine-Gun Battalion, 79th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 5, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to John R. Bauernfeind, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Verdun, France, November 5, 1918. With two other soldiers Private Bauernfeind voluntarily left a place of safety, went forward 40 meters under machine-gun fire in plain view of the enemy, and rescued another soldier, who had been blinded by a machine-gun bullet and was helplessly staggering about.
General Orders No. 44, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Baltimore, MD

*BAUGHN, ROBERT O.
First Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company G, 16th Infantry Regiment, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 4, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Robert O. Baughn, First Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action in the Argonne Forest, France, October 4, 1918. During offensive operations, Sergeant Baughn carried important messages across fire-swept territory, continuing with this work until seriously wounded.
General Orders No. 44, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Calhoun, KY

BAXTER, ALBERT F.
Captain, U.S. Army
353d Infantry Regiment, 89th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 1, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Albert F. Baxter, Captain, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action in the Bois-de- Barricourt, France, November 1, 1918. When his company was held up by machine-gun nests on three separate occasions, Captain Baxter moved forward to a position in advance of his leading elements, and, with rifle grenades, put the machine-gun nests out of action. On each of these occasions it was Captain Baxter's act that enabled his company to continue its advance. Throughout the attack his leadership and initiative were largely responsible for the success of his company.
General Orders 95, W.D., 1919
Home Town: San Jose, CA

BAXTER, GEORGE K.
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Company C, 107th Infantry 27th Division
Date of Action: September 29, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to George K. Baxter, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Ronssoy, France, September 29, 1918. Private Baxter was a scout for a Lewis gun squad during the attack. After all members of his squad, except the corporal, had been killed he ran over 30 yards, picked up the Lewis gun, and opened fire on a group of 20 of the enemy who were attempting to turn the flank of the platoon. He was exposed to heavy machine-gun fire, but his own fire was so effective that his unit was able to continue the advance.
General Orders No. 16, W.D., 1920
Home Town: Watertown, NY

BAXTER, STUART A.
Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army
26th Infantry Regiment, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: June 5, July 1, & October 4, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Stuart A. Baxter, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for repeated acts of extraordinary heroism in action near Montdidier, France, June 5; near Soissons, France, July 21; near Verdun, France, October 4, 1918. On June 5 Lieutenant Baxter led a patrol across a heavily-shelled area and established liaison with an adjoining battalion. On July 21, while his platoon was being held up by terrific machine-gun fire, Lieutenant Baxter crawled forward to dress the wounds of his men, and he so encouraged and rallied his men that further advance was made possible. On October 4, though suffering from wounds, he advanced with his company in the face of most destructive fire of machine guns and artillery, until further advance was impossible.
General Orders No. 21, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Detroit, MI

BAXTER, WILLIAM V.
Private, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 308th Infantry Regiment, 77th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 8 & 28, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to William V. Baxter, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Revillon, France, September 8, and in the Argonne offensive September 28, 1918. On September 8 Private Baxter went to the aid of wounded comrades, despite the deadly fire of rifles and machine guns; and after administering to them in a shell hole, he carried the men, one at a time, to safety. On September 28, after being painfully wounded, he refused to go to the rear until he had rendered first aid to a more seriously wounded comrade.
General Orders No. 35, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Red Hook, NY

BAY, ROLAND W.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company C, 23d Infantry Regiment, 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 3, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Roland W. Bay, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near St. Etienne-a-Arnes, France, October 3, 1918. Corporal Bay went out 50 yards in front of the line, under heavy machine-gun fire, and brought back a wounded soldier. Later he carried a message 200 yards through a heavy barrage to battalion headquarters. He also volunteered to bring up ammunition under heavy fire, and was wounded while performing that mission.
General Orders No. 46, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Salem, IL

*BAYLY, HARRY E.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Headquarters Company, 353rd Infantry Regiment, 89th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 22, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Harry E. Bayly, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Remonville, France, October 22, 1918. When the advance was checked by severe machine-gun fire, Sergeant Bayly, who was in charge of a one-pounder section, volunteered to open fire on the nest with a Stokes Mortar. Holding the mortar between his legs, he put it in action immediately and silenced the machine-gun nest, allowing the advance to continue. Sergeant Bayly was killed by shell fire several days later.
General Orders 66, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Topeka, KS

BEACH, WILLIAM B.
Sergeant First Class, U.S. Army
Company C, 4th Engineers, 4th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: August 6 & 8, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to William B. Beach, Sergeant First Class, U.S. Army, for repeated acts of extraordinary heroism in action near St. Thibaut, France, August 6 and 8, 1918. Being a member of a covering detachment sent out to protect a detail which was constructing a bridge over the Vesle River, Sergeant Beach voluntarily left his squad and fought his way alone down the river, in order to locate an enemy machine-gun nest. The flashes from his automatic rifle drew fire from the enemy, and he was forced to jump into the river for protection. Swimming back to his squad, he organized a detail and led it in a successful attack on the hostile position. Two nights later, after this bridge had been destroyed, this soldier, with three others, volunteered to rebuild the bridge. Under continuous fire from the enemy, he swam the river several times, and set the posts for the bridge, thereby making possible the infantry attack on the following morning.
General Orders No. 46, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Kingman, AZ

BEAL, HAROLD V.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Battery A, 13th Field Artillery, 4th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: August 13, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Harold V. Beal, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Chery-Chartreuve, France, August 13, 1918. Corporal Beal displayed unusual courage in repairing shattered telephone lines during a heavy barrage under direct observation by the enemy. He was repeatedly knocked down by concussion of shells and he was painfully wounded in the shoulder by a bursting shell, but he continued at his work until it was completed without seeking medical aid.
General Orders 89, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Oak Ridge, MO

BEAN, FRANCIS A.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company A, 107th Infantry Regiment, 27th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 18, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Francis A. Bean, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near St. Souplet, France, October 18, 1918. His company having been stopped by heavy enemy machine-gun fire, Sergeant Bean and two other soldiers worked their way into the enemy position, putting out of action two hostile machine guns. They then proceeded toward a dugout nearby under heavy fire and, upon encountering a German in the act of throwing a grenade at them, Sergeant Bean shot him. Reaching the entrance to the dugout, they forced the surrender of the occupants, who numbered thirty-five, including three officers.
General Orders 70, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Utica, NY

BEAN, RUFUS
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company G, 7th Infantry Regiment, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 11, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Rufus Bean, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Cunel, France, October 11, 1918. Though he had been so severely gassed as to be incapacitated for duty, and was also suffering from a painful rupture, Sergeant Bean remained in command of his platoon, which had been reduced to two squads, and led it under heavy artillery and machine-gun fire in an attack on an enemy machine-gun position, killing the gunners and capturing the gun. With conspicuous bravery he directed the consolidation of the position in the captured trench, under continuous machine-gun and artillery barrage.
General Orders 95, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Poplar Bluff, MO

BEARD, CORNELIUS
Captain, U.S. Army
101st Engineers, 26th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: March 17, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Cornelius Beard, Captain, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at the front near Chavignon, France, March 17, 1918. Captain Beard was knocked down by a shell explosion, which caused him to lose consciousness. Upon regaining consciousness he searched for and found some of his men. During two hours he assisted Sergeant Reed and Corporal Belanger, of his detachment, back to the trenches, part of the time under fire of a German aviator and of German artillery. His energy, self-sacrifice, and spirit throughout the operation were of the highest order.
General Orders No. No. 129, W.D., 1928
Home Town: Boston, MA

BEARD, EDWIN L.
Private, U.S. Army
Company M, 23d Infantry Regiment, 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: June 6, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Edwin L. Beard, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action after his platoon was practically wiped out and had been withdrawn near Chateau-Thierry, France, on June 6, 1918. Private Beard continued forward to his objective, and remained throughout the night under heavy fire in hope of keeping the ground gained until reinforcements came up.
General Orders No. 99, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Redfield, SD

*BEASLEY, SHADWORTH O.
Major (Medical Corps), U.S. Army
76th Field Artillery, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 14 - 16,1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Shadworth O. Beasley, Major (Medical Corps), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Les Petit, Bordeaux Woods, France, July 14 - 16, 1918. During the entire action Major Beasley braved the danger of continuous shell fire by constantly searching for wounded and administering treatment.
General Orders No. 44, W.D., 1919
Home Town: San Francisco, CA

BEATO, JOHN
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company H, 131st Infantry Regiment, 33d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: August 9 - 10, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to John Beato, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Chipilly Ridge, France, August 9 - 10, 1918. Corporal Beato volunteered and led a patrol of eight men which located an enemy nest, attacked it and brought back forty prisoners, among them two wounded officers. Throughout the fight he showed marked personal bravery and ability in leading ration parties through heavy enemy barrages.
General Orders 71, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Chicago, IL

BEATON, STANLEY
Sergeant, U.S. Army
101st Ambulance Company, 101st Sanitary Train, 26th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 25, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Stanley Beaton, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Wadonville, France, September 25, 1918. Sergeant Beaton established a dressing station outpost under extremely heavy shell fire and cared for his wounded companions in the open under fire from enemy snipers and artillery.
General Orders No. No. 142, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Brookline, MA

*BEATTIE, ARTHUR J.
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
167th Infantry Regiment, 42d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 15, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Arthur J. Beattie, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Landres- et-St. Georges, France, October 15, 1918. Although sick, Lieutenant Beattie refused to relinquish his command and with utter disregard for his own personal danger led his platoon in the attack under heavy enemy machine-gun, artillery, and rifle fire, which resulted in the capture of the objective, thereby setting an example to his men of coolness, outstanding courage, and devotion to duty. During the performance of this brave act Lieutenant Beattie was struck by enemy shell fire and made the supreme sacrifice.
General Orders No. No. 16, W.D., 1929
Home Town: Norwalk, OH

BEATTIE, MORSE N. B.
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Sanitary Detachment, 126th Infantry Regiment, 32d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 31, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Morse N. B. Beattie, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Cierges, France, July 31, 1918. Voluntarily leaving shelter Private First Class Beattie crossed an open field, subjected to heavy machine-gun and artillery fire, to give first aid to wounded soldiers. His heroic action saved the lives of the wounded men.
General Orders 71, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Kalamazoo, MI

BEATTY, GEORGE S.
Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army
7th Infantry Regiment, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 15, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to George S. Beatty, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Le Rocq Farm, France, July 15, 1918. Having remained at battalion headquarters, after the relief of his battalion, when the German barrage, preceding the second battle of the Marne opened, Lieutenant Beatty, realizing the gravity of the situation, voluntarily went out through heavy destructive fire on a reconnaissance of the front lines, and obtained information which could not be secured in any other manner. He encouraged the troops by his disregard for personal danger, and gave directions for the defense of the positions. It being necessary for him to remove his gas mask in order to accomplish this mission, he was seriously burned by mustard gas.
General Orders 89, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Clinton, NC

BEATTY, GEORGE W.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 306th Infantry Regiment, 77th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 15, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to George W. Beatty, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at St. Juvin, France, September 15, 1918. Sergeant Beatty went forward to dress the wounds of an officer, who could not be brought in because of the exceedingly heavy machine-gun fire, his bravery being instrumental in saving the officer's life. Throughout the entire day this soldier worked tirelessly at the dressing station under heavy shell fire until he was completely exhausted, showing a persistent devotion to duty.
General Orders No. 21, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Denver, CO

BEATY, LESLIE
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Company G, 119th Infantry Regiment, 30th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 18, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Leslie Beaty, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Ribeauville, France, October 18, 1918. When enemy machine-gun fire was holding up the advance of the line, Private Beaty carried ammunition forward and aided a comrade to knock an enemy nest out of action and kill a sniper who was inflicting heavy losses on our troops.
General Orders No. 50, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Jamestown, TN

BEAUDETTE, JOSEPH A.
First Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company C, 23d Infantry Regiment, 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 1 and 3-6, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Joseph A. Beaudette, First Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Landres-et-St. Georges, France, November 1 and 3-6, 1918. Single-handed, Sergeant Beaudette attacked and captured a German machine-gun nest, killing with his pistol the seven members of the crew. Two days later, after all the officers of his company had become casualties, he assumed command, and for three days led the company in the advance from Posse to Beaumont, displaying exceptional qualities of courage and leadership during severe fighting.
General Orders No. 126, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Saginaw, MI

*BEAUVAIS, WALTER U.
Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army
131st Infantry Regiment, 33d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 10, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Walter U. Beauvais, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Bois-de-Harville, France, November 10, 1918. In command of the left of the assaulting wave when it was held up by machine-gun fire, Second Lieutenant Beauvais placed himself in an exposed position, where he could command a view of the enemy position, and shot the gunner, thus allowing the resumption of the advance. He exposed himself continually to heavy fire, setting an example of courage and coolness. He was mortally wounded later in the performance of duty.
General Orders 64, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Totenville, NY

BECK, ALBERT
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company D, 30th Infantry Regiment, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 23 - 26, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Albert Beck, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Jaulgonne, France, July 23 - 26, 1918. During the exceptionally heavy bombardment of the enemy from July 23 to 26, Sergeant Beck volunteered and carried messages, after wire communication had been destroyed, and runners wounded by the heavy firing. He also aided in guiding parties in bringing food and ammunition to the front line.
General Orders 64, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Magnet, IN

BECK, CHARLES L.
Private, U.S. Army
Company M, 126th Infantry Regiment, 32d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 14, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Charles L. Beck, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Romagne, France, October 14, 1918. In an attack on Cote Dame Marie the 126th Infantry was held up, owing to intense machine-gun fire and grenades. Private Beck volunteered as a member of a combat patrol, which cut through the enemy lines, captured 10 machine guns, killed or captured 15 of the enemy, and forced a large number to surrender, clearing the Cote Dame Marie of the enemy, thus enabling the regiment to continue their advance.
General Orders No. 21, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Westphalia, IN

BECK, JOHN I.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company F, 7th Infantry Regiment, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 15, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to John I. Beck, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Fossoy, France, July 15, 1918. After the remainder of his platoon had become casualties, Corporal Beck, with five other soldiers, succeeded in holding his platoon position against a flank attack by the enemy, inspiring his men by his courage to pour a deadly fire into the ranks of the approaching Germans. Though he was wounded by machine-gun bullet, he refused to leave his post until he was finally ordered to be evacuated.
General Orders 89, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Mclntyre, GA

BECKER, EDWARD
First Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company L, 128th Infantry Regiment, 32d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: August 30 and October 8, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Edward Becker, First Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Juvigny, France, August 30, 1918, and in the Argonne Forest, France, October 8, 1918. During the attack on Juvigny, when all the officers in his company had been wounded, Sergeant Becker immediately took command of the company and led them in the attack. After the engagement he supervised and assisted in the work of clearing the field of wounded, working under incessant machine-gun and artillery fire. In the Argonne Woods, October 8, when the advance of his organization was held up by cleverly concealed enemy machine guns, Sergeant Becker, with an officer, exposed himself to the enemy fire while reconnoitering the enemy positions. As a result of their observations the company was successfully disposed with only three casualties.
General Orders 98, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Sparta, WI

*BECKER, FRED H.
Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army
Infantry, 5th Regiment (Marines)(Attached), 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 18, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Fred H. Becker, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Vierzy, France, July 18, 1918. Lieutenant Becker went forward in advance of his platoon and destroyed a machine-gun nest, thereby preventing the death or injury of many men of his command. His self-sacrificing courage permitted his platoon to advance, but, as he completed the performance of this noble work, he himself was killed.
General Orders No. No. 116, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Waterloo, IA

BECKWITH, BRYAN
Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army
Company F, 119th Infantry Regiment, 30th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: August 25, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Bryan Beckwith, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Ypres, Belgium, August 25, 1918, At imminent peril to his own life, Lieutenant Beckwith (then a sergeant) and two companions extinguished a fire in an ammunition dump caused by a bursting shell, thereby preventing the explosion of the dump and saving the lives of a large number of men who were in the vicinity.
General Orders No. 44, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Fayetteville, NC

BEDOLFE, HAROLD
Sergeant First Class, U.S. Army
Company B, 4th Engineers, 4th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: August 5, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Harold Bedolfe, Sergeant First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near St. Thibaut, France, August 5, 1918. Sergeant First Class Bedolfe went forward, exposed to intense rifle, machine-gun, and artillery fire, and carried on his back, with the assistance of another soldier, a badly wounded comrade to a shell hole, thus saving the life of the wounded soldier. In the performance of this act Sergeant Bedolfe was severely wounded.
General Orders No. No. 5, W.D., 1920
Home Town: Oakland, CA

BEEBE, LEWIS 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 Lewis C. Beebe, Captain, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Crezancy, France, July 15, 1918. During the terrific artillery bombardment of the German offensive of July 15, 1918, Captain Beebe carried a wounded man 300 yards to a dressing station. In order to maintain the liaison Captain Beebe made repeated trips through the heavy shelling, repairing the wires, and reestablishing communication.
General Orders No. 32, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Eugene, OR

BEEBY, ALBERT E.
Corporal, 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 Albert E. Beeby, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Vierzy, France, July 19, 1918. Corporal Beeby voluntarily left the safety of the trench, advanced about 100 yards in the open, under heavy artillery fire, and carried to safety a severely wounded marine.
General Orders No. 15, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Hill City, KS

BEECHER, HARRISON S.
Captain, U.S. Army
347th Machine-Gun Battalion, 91st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 29, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Harrison S. Beecher, Captain, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Gesnes, France, September 29, 1918. Although suffering from a gunshot wound in the leg, Captain Beecher continued to lead his company in the attack. Later he was again wounded but continued in active command until exhausted and ordered by his superior officer to be evacuated. His fearless conduct and example were an inspiration to his officers and men.
General Orders No. No. 28, W.D., 1921
Home Town: Tacoma, WA

BEERE, DONALD M.
Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Army
320th Field Artillery, 82d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 3, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Donald M. Beere, Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Buzancy, France, September 29, 1918. In the face of terrific enemy artillery and machine-gun fire Lieutenant Colonel Beere, accompanied by another officer, voluntarily made his way forward and beyond the advanced infantry lines for a distance of several hundred yards. Upon reaching the advanced infantry lines they separated, but first made plans so that the information obtained might be carried back by either officer. After a very thorough reconnaissance they located the enemy positions and strong points which were holding up the advance. They then successfully returned to our lines and communicated the information to the nearest artillery, which concentrated fire upon the critical points and silenced the enemy resistance, thereby permitting the Infantry to resume.
General Orders No. No. 16, W.D., 1929
Home Town: Golden, CO

BEERS, J. CLYDE
Mechanic, U.S. Army
Company F, 110th Infantry Regiment, 28th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 29, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to J. Clyde Beers, Mechanic, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Sergy, France, July 29, 1918. After an unsuccessful attack on the Bois-de-Grimpettes, Mechanic Beers went out alone in front of our line, in plain view of the enemy, under heavy machine-gun fire from the front and flank, and gathered up the Chauchat rifles and Musette bags of ammunition which had been abandoned by wounded men. He made several trips, distributing the badly needed equipment to the advanced elements of our line.
General Orders No. No. 53, W.D., 1920
Home Town: Indiana, PA

*BEGLEY, WILLIAM
Private, U.S. Army
Company G, 308th Infantry Regiment, 77th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 2 - 6, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to William Begley, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Charlevaux, France, October 2 - 6, 1918. When his battalion was surrounded in the Argonne Forest, October 3-7 Private Begley took charge of his squad, after the corporal had been killed and despite the fact that he was wounded in the arm by a machine-gun bullet, encouraged his men through all the attacks of the four days until he was killed October 6.
General Orders 87, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Brooklyn, NY

BEHAN, JAMES P.
Private, U.S. Army
Battery A, 13th Field Artillery, 4th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: August 13, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to James P. Behan, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Chery-Chartreuve, France, August 13, 1918. Private Behan displayed unusual courage in repairing shattered telephone lines during a heavy barrage, under direct observation by the enemy. He was repeatedly knocked down By concussion of shells, and his helmet was smashed by a bursting shell but he continued at his work until it was completed without seeking medical aid.
General Orders 89, W.D., 1919
Home Town: New Orleans, LA

BEHRENDT, AUGUST F.
Captain, U.S. Army
16th Infantry Regiment, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 9, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to August F. Behrendt, Captain, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Exermont, France, October 9, 1918. On three different occasions, Captain Behrendt reorganized his command, and, placing himself in the lead, advanced against machine-gun nests, each time accomplishing his mission, despite severe losses. He led a patrol against a nest, which was firing point-blank on his troops, continuing after half his patrol had been killed or wounded, rushing the nest and capturing the gun and crew.
General Orders No. 44, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Kansas City, MO

*BEIFUS, MARTIN
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company M, 308th Infantry Regiment, 77th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 12, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Martin Beifus, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Serval, France, September 12, 1918. During the advance of his platoon Sergeant Beifus went out alone and with a Chauchat rifle and grenades drove the enemy out of a trench which was later occupied by our troops. Mortally wounded, he continued to encourage and direct his men in the work of consolidating the position, refusing to be evacuated till this work had been accomplished.
General Orders No. No. 21, W.D., 1925
Home Town: Brooklyn, NY

BEINLICH, HARRY F.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company L, 108th Infantry Regiment, 27th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 15, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Harry F. Beinlich, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near St. Souplet, France, October 15, 1918. Accompanied by an officer and three other soldiers, Corporal Beinlich made a reconnaissance of the River La Selle, the journey being made under constant and heavy machine-gun fire. To secure the desired information it was necessary to wade the stream for the entire distance.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Elmira, NY

BELANGER, EDWARD A.
Private, U.S. Army
Company F, 9th Infantry Regiment, 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 1, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Edward A. Belanger, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Vaux, July 1, 1918. Private Belanger bravely attacked eight of the enemy, killing four and capturing four.
General Orders No. 99, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Chicopee Falls, MA

BELEFANT, ABRAHAM
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Headquarters Company, 307th Infantry Regiment, 77th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 4, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Abraham Belefant, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near St. Pierremont, France, November 4, 1918. After passing through a heavily bombarded area, Sergeant Belefant learned that a soldier of his platoon had been wounded and had fallen in the shelled area. He at once volunteered and went back for him, assisted in bringing him to a place of safety, and later helped to carry him through another shelled area to the first-aid station.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Brooklyn, NY

BELK, EDD
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Company G, 60th Infantry Regiment, 5th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 12, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Edd Belk, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Cunel, France, October 12, 1918. Although seriously wounded and ordered to the rear, Private Belk continued in the advance with his company through an intense barrage of artillery and machine-gun fire. Later in the day he had his wound dressed, and was tagged for evacuation, but returned to his company and continued on active duty with his organization.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Iberia, MO

*BELKO, JOHN G.
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Company A, 110th Infantry Regiment, 28th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 27, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to John G. Belko, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Montblainville, France, September 27, 1918. Private Belko made several trips under heavy fire, carrying wounded comrades to shelter. On the same day he advanced alone 60 yards ahead of the line under heavy machine-gun fire and drove off about 20 of the enemy, who had been harassing his company with rifle grenade fire. He was later wounded in action.
General Orders 98, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Donora, PA

*BELL, ALBERT H., JR.
Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army
4th Infantry Regiment, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 23, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Albert H. Bell, Jr., Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Les Franquettes Farm, France, July 23, 1918. While acting as battalion gas officer, Lieutenant Bell volunteered and took charge of a squad of men, captured a machine gun and eight prisoners. He was killed while attempting to take a second machine gun.
General Orders No. 32, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Greensburg, PA

BELL, BLAKE
Private, U.S. Army
Headquarters Company, 4th Infantry Regiment, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 20, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Blake Bell, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Cunel, France, October 20, 1918. When all superiors of the platoon had become casualties, Private Bell assumed command, and efficiently conducted the operations. When his guns had been put out of action, he personally salvaged the parts and resumed fire. When relieved, he safely conducted the remnants of the platoon from the line.
General Orders No. 44, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Kinde, MI

BELL, FRANK
Private, U.S. Army
Company D, 358th Infantry Regiment, 90th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 12, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Frank Bell, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Fay-en-Haye, France, September 12, 1918. Private Bell saved the lives of thirty of his comrades by coming out of a dugout, into which the Germans were throwing grenades, shooting the leader and dispersing the remainder of the party.
General Orders 95, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Vian, OK

BELL, FRANK E. (AKA: JAMES MANNING)
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company C, 4th Engineers, 4th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: August 8, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Frank E. Bell, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action under the name James Manning. (See alias for citation)
Home Town: , Unknown

BELL, FRANK J.
Private, U.S. Army
Company A, 128th Infantry Regiment, 32d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 6, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Frank J. Bell, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Gesnes, France, October 6, 1918. Private Bell, while acting as a runner, repeatedly volunteered to take the place of other runners who had become exhausted, and delivered messages under severe enemy artillery and machine-gun fire. On the night of October 6, while on an important mission, he received a painful wound in the hand. He, nevertheless, continued on and delivered his message. On his return to battalion headquarters, he refused to be evacuated, dressed the wound himself, and continued in the capacity of runner.
General Orders 95, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Chicago, IL

BELL, GEORGE
Private, U.S. Army
Company E, 366th Infantry Regiment, 92d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 4, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to George Bell, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Lesseau, September 4, 1918. Although he was severely wounded, Private Bell remained at his post and continued to fight a superior enemy force which had attempted to enter our lines, thereby preventing the success of an enemy raid in force.
General Orders No. No. 139, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Athens, AL

BELL, GLENN A.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company D, 359th Infantry Regiment, 90th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 2, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Glenn A. Bell, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Villers- devant-Dun, France, November 2, 1918. Corporal Bell was wounded in the arm by machine-gun fire, but in spite of his injury continued , to lead his squad and assisted in taking several machine-gun nests.
General Orders No. 46, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Barry, TX

BELL, JOHN A.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Machine-Gun Company, 363rd Infantry Regiment, 91st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 31, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to John A. Bell, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for Extraordinary heroism in action near Waereghem, Belgium, October 31, 1918. Sergeant Bell showed great devotion to duty and extreme bravery under fire when he refused to leave the field until ordered to do so after his arm had been so badly wounded that amputation was necessary.
General Orders 74, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Pasadena, CA

BELL, WILLIAM B.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company I, 125th Infantry Regiment, 32d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 31, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to William B. Bell, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Cierges, France, July 31, 1918. When his company was held up by severe machine-gun fire from the right flank, Corporal Bell voluntarily went out in front of our lines and carried a wounded comrade to cover and administered first aid.
General Orders 81, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Keno, MI

*BELL, WILLIAM Z.
Private, U.S. Army
Company C, 108th Infantry Regiment, 42d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 15, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to William Z. Bell, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action east of Grand Pre, France, October 15, 1918. Private Bell, serving as stretcher bearer during two attacks, with exceptional bravery and disregard of danger exposed himself during an intense artillery bombardment to assist a wounded soldier in imminent need of first aid and was killed at his work by an enemy shell.
General Orders No. No. 21, W.D., 1925
Home Town: Malone, FL

BELLAMY, HARGROVE
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
Company H, 119th Infantry Regiment, 30th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 29, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Hargrove Bellamy, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Bellicourt, France, September 29, 1918. During the operations against the Hindenburg Line Lieutenant Bellamy was in command of Company H, 119th Infantry, and was shortly the only officer present. Leading his company in the advance Lieutenant Bellamy assisted the attack on his left. Before the objective was reached, the assaulting company in his front lost all its officers and suffered many casualties. Discovering the situation Lieutenant Bellamy moved forward, took command of the assaulting wave, and led it against the enemy position, knowing it to be strongly entrenched. In the face of intense enemy artillery, machine-gun, rifle, and grenade fire he continued the advance, reached the machine-gun positions, strong points and trenches, and captured them in hand-to-hand combat. Although wounded, Lieutenant Bellamy remained with his company, knowing that he was the only officer present in that section of the line, leading his men forward to their objective.
General Orders No. No. 2, W.D., 1931
Home Town: Wilmington, NC

*BELOUNGEA, WILLIAM A.
Corporal, 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 William A. Beloungea, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action northeast of Chateau-Thierry, France, July 31, 1918. With the assistance of another soldier, Corporal Beloungea dragged a wounded comrade to his own trench, a distance of 150 yards, through an intense barrage of machine-gun and artillery fire.
General Orders 78, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Manistique, MI

BELT, BILLIE W.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company B, 314th Motor Supply Train, 89th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 24, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Billie W. Belt, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Bouillonville, France on September 24, 1918. When an enemy shell struck a truck loaded with gasoline, killing two men and wounding several others, Corporal Belt rushed to the burning truck, in spite of the danger from the exploding bedons of gasoline, pulled one of the men from beneath the burning truck and extinguished the flames on his clothing. He then returned and attempted to rescue another man but was unable to do so.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Windsor, MO

*BENDER, JOHN F.
Private, U.S. Army
Company B, 4th Infantry Regiment, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 23, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to John F. Bender, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Les Franquette Farm, France July 23, 1918. Private Bender crawled forward and continued to fire into a machine-gun nest until he was killed.
General Orders No. 32, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Mount Carmel, PA

*BENEFIELD, COBBETT
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company E, 142d Infantry Regiment, 36th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 8, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Cobbett Benefield, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near St. Etienne, France, October 8, 1918. Wounded in the arm by a machine-gun bullet while leading his squad through enemy entanglements, Corporal Benefield rallied his men and led them in an attack on the machine gun, which was enfilading the line, and captured the gun with its entire crew. Continuing on despite his wound, he was killed shortly afterward while leading his squad under a heavy enemy bombardment.
General Orders 66, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Caddo, OK

BENJAMIN, RAY N.
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
2nd Engineers, 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 6, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Ray N. Benjamin, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Blanc Mont, France, October 6, 1918. While commanding a detachment of wire cutters working in advance of the Infantry, Lieutenant Benjamin was painfully wounded by a shell fragment, but he refused to leave his men until his mission was accomplished and the advance of the Infantry assured.
General Orders No. 32, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Gray Court, SC

BENJAMIN, WILLIAM F.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company H, 307th Infantry Regiment, 77th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: August 27, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to William F. Benjamin, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Chateau-Diable, near Fismes, France, August 27, 1918. Although severely wounded in the first minutes of a three-hour engagement, Sergeant Benjamin continued to lead his platoon with entire disregard of personal safety, and although suffering intensely from his wounds, he refused to be evacuated until the action was over and he had found cover for his men.
General Orders No. No. 128, W.D., 1918
Home Town: New York, NY

*BENNETT, CHARLES S.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company K, 16th Infantry Regiment, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 19 - 20, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Charles S. Bennett, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action south of Soissons, France, July 19 and 20, 1918. During the night of July 19, while in charge of an automatic rifle squad on outpost duty, Corporal Bennett was taken prisoner by an enemy patrol. He effected his escape by means of securing a German Luger pistol from his captor and taking single-handed 30 of the enemy as prisoners, all of whom he marched to his own lines. After rejoining his company, he was directed to the rear, but declined to go, and remained with his comrades until he was mortally wounded about 5 p.m., July 20, 1918. After being wounded he persistently refused to be evacuated from the field until forced to do so by his platoon commander.
General Orders No. No. 4, W.D., 1923
Home Town: Tulsa, OK

BENNETT, HARRY L., JR.
Captain, U.S. Army
26th Infantry Regiment, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 18, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Harry L. Bennett, Jr., Captain, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Soissons, France, July 18, 1918. Being in command of a regimental train and having been instructed to deliver medical supplies at all costs to the advance first-aid station, and after all means of transportation had failed, Captain Bennett secured a wheel litter which he packed with medical supplies, then filled his arms and started forward under heavy artillery bombardment. He delivered the supplies as directed after having passed through the intense hostile counter barrage and aided in saving the lives of many wounded men. His personal courage and utter disregard of danger gave proof of his high soldierly qualities. At St. Baussant on September 12, 1918, he personally and gallantly led a charge on an enemy machine gun which held up the advance of his battalion. He shot and killed the gunner and killed and captured many of the enemy. His splendid valor and coolness were an inspiration to his men and materially assisted in the success of the operation.
General Orders No. No. 56, W.D., 1922
Home Town: Houston, TX

BENNETT, JACK
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company K, 11th Infantry Regiment, 5th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 10, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Jack Bennett, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Louppy, France, November 10, 1918. Sergeant Bennett led a patrol in a flank attack on a machine-gun nest which was holding up the advance, and though half of his party was killed or wounded, he succeeded in putting the gun out of action. Coming under the fire of another machine gun, he was forced to take cover till after dark when he returned to our lines, bringing with him the wounded men.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Jasper, MO

BENNING, FRED G.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Machine-Gun Company, 16th Infantry Regiment, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 9, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Fred G. Benning, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action south of Exermont, France, October 9, 1918. After his platoon commander had been killed and two senior noncommissioned officers disabled, Corporal Benning took command of the platoon and, by his able leadership and courage, conducted it through heavy fire to its assigned position on Hill 240.
General Orders No. No. 5, W.D., 1920
Home Town: Norfolk, NE

BENOIT, HENRY N.
Private, U.S. Army
Company D, 361st Infantry Regiment, 91st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 26 - October 4, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Henry N. Benoit, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Gesnes, France, September 26 - October 4, 1918. During eight days of action while acting in the capacity of runner between his company and battalion headquarters, Private Benoit was constantly subjected to a heavy shell fire, but performed his mission without thought of personal danger, carrying the many messages promptly and successfully.
General Orders 64, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Ekalaka, MT

BENSON, ANDREW A.
Private, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 1st Gas Regiment, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 1, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Andrew A. Benson, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Bantheville, France, November 1, 1918. Severely wounded by shell fire, Private Benson continued to give first aid to the wounded until struck the second time. After receiving the second wound he remained on duty, giving directions for the care of other wounded.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Bertrand, NE

*BENTLEY, RICHARD E.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company L, 108th Infantry Regiment, 27th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 15, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Richard E. Bentley, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near St. Souplet, France, October 15, 1918. Accompanied by an officer and three other soldiers, Corporal Bentley made a reconnaissance of the River La Selle, the journey being made under constant and heavy machine-gun fire. To secure the desired information it was necessary to wade the stream for the entire distance.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Horseheads, NY

BENTON, HARWOOD O.
Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army
137th Infantry Regiment, 35th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 29, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Harwood O. Benton, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Montrebeau Woods, France, September 29, 1918. When the advance of his company had been checked and forced back into the woods Lieutenant Benton, although himself wounded, went into an open field and, under heavy machine- gun fire and rescued two wounded comrades. He remained in action despite his wounds for three days, when he was ordered to the hospital by the battalion commander.
General Orders No. 46, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Oberlin, KS

BENZ, CEDRIC CHARLES
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
111th Infantry Regiment, 28th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 1, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Cedric Charles Benz, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action while trying to assist a wounded companion in the attack on Hill 204, west of Chateau-Thierry, France, July 1, 1918. First Lieutenant Benz discovered a party of Germans, and with the aid of two wounded soldiers boldly rushed them and made 38 prisoners.
General Orders No. No. 100, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Pittsburgh, PA

BERG, JOHN N.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company C, 317th Infantry Regiment, 80th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 4, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to John N. Berg, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Sommauthe, France, November 4, 1918. Corporal Berg led his squad under heavy machine-gun fire in an attack on a machine-gun nest, capturing two machine guns, killing the gunners, and driving off the remainder of the crews. With his squad he held the position for one hour, until the arrival of the rest of his company.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Crosby, PA

BERG, JOSEPH
Private, U.S. Army
Company G, 167th Infantry Regiment, 42d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 27, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Joseph Berg, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Croix Rouge Farm, northeast of Chateau-Thierry, France, July 27, 1918. When his company was in action near Hill No. 212, Private Berg was posted as lookout while his company was entrenching. He observed the enemy bringing forward machine guns through the wheat fields to place them in position. Waiting until they were within close range, he exposed himself to heavy machine-gun and artillery fire and succeeded in killing or disabling the crews of three machine guns, thus saving his company from heavy casualties.
General Orders No. No. 102, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Mount Vernon, WA

BERGASSE, HERMAN J.
First Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company A, 308th Infantry Regiment, 77th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 28, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Herman J. Bergasse, First Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Binarville, France, September 28, 1918. Assuming command of the company after his commanding officer had become a casualty, Sergeant Bergasse led a formidable attack on an enemy machine-gun emplacement, silencing two guns in the nest, and permitting the further advance of his battalion.
General Orders No. 35, W.D., 1919
Home Town: New York, NY

*BERGEN, WILLIAM J.
Private, U.S. Army
Company K, 165th Infantry Regiment, 42d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 28, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to William J. Bergen, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action while on duty as a litter bearer in action near Villers-sur-Fere, France, July 28, 1918. Private Bergen was killed while going into heavy machine-gun and shell fire to rescue the wounded. He had worked tirelessly and fearlessly throughout the attack on the enemy north of the River Ourcq
General Orders No. 88, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Bronx, NY

BERGSTEIN, ALFRED M.
First Lieutenant (Medical Corps), U.S. Army
18th Infantry (Attached), 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 8, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Alfred M. Bergstein, First Lieutenant (Medical Corps), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Exermont, France, October 8, 1918. Under heavy shell fire, Lieutenant Bergstein cared for the wounded, although he had been severely wounded and was suffering great pain. He refused to be evacuated until all the wounded had been treated.
General Orders No. 46, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Pottsville, PA

BERKELEY, THEODORE I.
Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army
4th Infantry Regiment, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 23, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Theodore I. Berkeley, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Mont St. Pere, France, July 23, 1918. While in an open field swept by heavy machine-gun and rifle fire, Lieutenant Berkeley was ordered by his battalion commander to seek cover in the woods; but seeing a wounded man farther to the front, he went to his aid and brought him to a place of safety.
General Orders No. 32, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Morristown, NJ

BERKLEY, GEORGE
First Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company K, 11th Infantry Regiment, 5th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 14 - 18, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to George Berkley, First Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Cunel, France, October 14 - 18, 1918. After all the officers of his company had been killed or wounded, Sergeant Berkley successfully led his men until compelled, through wounds, to leave the field.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Golden Pond, KY

*BERKOMPAS, OLIUS
Bugler, U.S. Army
Company I, 125th Infantry Regiment, 32d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 11, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Olius Berkompas, Bugler, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Romagne, France, October 11, 1918. In the attack on Hill 258 Bugler Berkompas volunteered to carry messages from his company in the attacking line to the battalion post of command. In order to reach the post of command it was necessary to cross an open area of about 500 yards in width, subjected to intense machine-gun fire and under direct observation of the enemy. He was killed while engaged in this mission.
General Orders 64, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Rudyard, MI

BERLANDER, ALBERT M.
Sergeant First Class, U.S. Army
Company D, 2d Engineers, 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 15, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Albert M. Berlander, Sergeant First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Attigny, France, October 15, 1918. While making a reconnaissance of the Aisne River and the Ardennes Canal, in advance of the line of American outposts, Sergeant Berlander was wounded by a sniper's bullet. He called to his comrades in time to warn them and ordered them not to come to his assistance. By lying still until darkness came he was able to continue his reconnaissance and return with valuable information.
General Orders No. No. 27, W.D., 1920
Home Town: San Francisco, CA

*BERRY, BENJAMIN I.
Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army
5th Machine-Gun Battalion, 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 4 - 6, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Benjamin I. Berry, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Mont Blanc, France, October 4 - 6, 1918. Upon hearing that his company commander had been killed and that the second in command was wounded, Lieutenant Berry went immediately to the front line and took command. On October 5, 1918, he was wounded in the head and the surgeon ordered him evacuated. Lieutenant Berry removed the evacuation tag and went to the front line, where he remained for 24 hours. Although in a weakened condition, he personally guided the company after they had been relieved.
General Orders No. 20, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Carizozo, NM

*BERRY, ERNEST
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 Ernest Berry, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action during the St. Mihiel offensive, France, September 14, 1918. Private Berry, 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. He was slightly wounded in the performance of this act and killed in action a few days thereafter.
General Orders No. 72, W.D., 1920
Home Town: Kiefer, OK

*BERRY, STANLEY H.
Private, U.S. Army
Battery D, 76th Field Artillery, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 14 - 15, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Stanley H. Berry, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Chateau-Thierry, France, July 14 - 15, 1918. During an intensive hostile bombardment, when all telephone lines had been cut off by shell fire, Private Berry voluntarily went out and continued to repair the forward lines until killed. His heroic conduct and self-sacrifice were an inspiration to all his comrades at a most trying time.
General Orders No. No. 43, W.D., 1922
Home Town: Philadelphia, PA

BERRY, THOMAS A.
Private, U.S. Army
Company E, 357th Infantry Regiment, 90th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 12, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Thomas A. Berry, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Vilcey, France, September 12, 1918. Private Berry was a member of a patrol, cleaning up a trench, when an enemy grenade was thrown into the midst of the group. With notable presence of mind and entire disregard for his own safety, Private Berry seized the grenade and threw it over the parapet, where it exploded an instant later, thereby saving the lives of his comrades.
General Orders 98, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Drumright, OK

BERRY, WAYNE R.
Private, U.S. Army
Company B, 140th Infantry Regiment, 35th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 29, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Wayne R. Berry, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Exermont, France, September 29, 1918. Although seriously wounded, Private Berry disregarding the danger, advanced alone on a reconnaissance under heavy machine-gun fire, and brought back important information of the enemy.
General Orders 70, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Speed, MO

BERRY, WILLIAM
Private, U.S. Army
Company A, 61st Infantry Regiment, 5th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 7, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to William Berry, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Lion- devant-Dun, France, November 7, 1918. In the attack on the town of Lion-devant-Dun, Private Berry's company was halted by heavy machine-gun fire. Advancing ahead and urging his comrades to follow, he succeeded in gaining a foothold in the town until he was felled by the murderous fire of the enemy guns.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Lockport, NY

BERRYHILL, JOHN W.
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Company D, 120th Infantry Regiment, 30th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 29, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to John W. Berryhill, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Bellicourt, France, September 29, 1918. With eight other soldiers, comprising the company headquarters detachment, Private First Class Berryhill assisted his company commander in cleaning out enemy dugouts along a canal and capturing 242 prisoners.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Charlotte, NC

BERWICK, ELWYN L.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Battery C, 13th Field Artillery, 4th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: August 13, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Elwyn L. Berwick, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Chery- Chartreuve, France, August 13, 1918. When an enemy shell struck his battery position, setting fire to a powder drum and killing or wounding 30 men, corporal Berwick, though himself wounded went into the burning dump at imminent risk to his life and assisted in extinguishing the flames. He then assisted in removing the other men before securing aid for himself. Refusing to be evacuated, he reported back to his battery with one arm in a sling and resumed his place as gunner.
General Orders No. No. 27, W.D., 1920
Home Town: Alameda, CA

BESS, ROY A.
Private, U.S. Army
Company L, 355th Infantry Regiment, 89th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 4, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Roy A. Bess, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Beaufort, France, November 4, 1918. Although wounded by machine-gun fire, Private Bess refused first aid, and continued in the engagement for two days without treatment.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: St. Louis, MO

*BESSINGER, EDWARD
Corporal, U.S. Army
Headquarters Company, 15th Field Artillery, 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: June 1, July 1, & September 17, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Edward Bessinger, Corporal, U.S. Army, for repeated acts of extraordinary heroism in action near Chateau-Thierry, France, and near Thiaucourt, France, June 1, July 1, and September 17, 1918. Near Chateau-Thierry, Corporal Bessinger repeatedly exposed himself to heavy shell and gas bombardments in order to maintain telephone communication between the Infantry and Artillery posts of command. Near Thiaucourt, on September 17, he accompanied the first wave of Infantry carrying a projector, and, in spite of the heavy shell fire, kept the Artillery informed of the progress of the attack. He was killed near Bomme, France, on October 7, while in the faithful performance of his duty.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Chicago, IL

BEST, EDWARD G.
Private, U.S. Army
Company E, 305th Infantry Regiment, 77th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 3, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Edward G. Best, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action in the Forest of Argonne, France, October 3, 1918. During an attack on a series of strong enemy machine-gun nests, Private Best took charge of company liaison and voluntarily carried messages to all the platoons of the company, exposing himself fearlessly to sweeping machine-gun fire.
General Orders 78, W.D., 1919
Home Town: New York, NY

BEVAN, STANLEY
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company D, 15th Machine-Gun Battalion, 5th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 3 - 4, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Stanley Bevan, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Brieulles, France, November 3 - 4, 1918. When the foot bridges over the Meuse River were destroyed by artillery fire, Sergeant Bevan volunteered and assisted in repairing the damage under violent machine-gun fire. On the night of November 4, while leading his platoon across the foot bridge, part of it was blown away and he fell into the water, but, pulling himself out, he continued to lead his men, regardless of the cold and extreme fatigue. Later, he exposed himself to the enemy fire while carrying a wounded man to a place of safety.
General Orders No. 35, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Frostburg, MD

BIBLE, PAUL
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company E, 16th Infantry Regiment, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 7, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Paul Bible, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action south of Sedan, France, November 7, 1918. Corporal Bible, aided by a comrade, advanced under heavy fire upon an enemy machine-gun position which was causing severe losses to their company. Disregarding personal danger, they silenced the machine gun and thus enabled their company to continue the advance with few losses.
General Orders No. No. 35, W.D., 1920
Home Town: Foley, MN

*BICKFORD, ERNEST E.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company H, 16th Infantry Regiment, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 18, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Ernest E. Bickford, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Soissons, France, July 18, 1918. Without assistance Corporal Bickford attacked an enemy machine- gun which was located in a tree and dislodged the gun, but was himself killed while performing this courageous duty.
General Orders No. 15, W.D., 1919
Home Town: North English, IA

BICKNELL, LEROY A.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company D, 9th Machine-Gun Battalion, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 9 - 26, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Leroy A. Bicknell, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action during the Argonne-Meuse operations October 9 - 26, 1918. With no Infantry support, his platoon withstood an enemy attack for two days, during which time two of his men and one gun were captured. He planned and carried out a counter attack, using in part captured enemy guns, and succeeded in releasing his own men and capturing about 50 prisoners.
General Orders No. 26, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Westford, MA

BIEMUELLER, ORIGINES P.
Wagoner, U.S. Army
110th Ambulance Company, 103d Sanitary Train, 28th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: August 10 - 13, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Origines P. Biemueller, Wagoner, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Fismes, France, August 10 - 13, 1918. Because of the destruction from shell fire of 10 of the 13 ambulances of his company, Wagoner Biemueller worked for 48 hours driving through shell swept and gas-infested areas, thereby making possible the evacuation of the wounded.
General Orders No. 15, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Philadelphia, PA

*BIERYTA, MICHAEL
Private, U.S. Army
Company M, 131st Infantry Regiment, 33d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 10, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Michael Bieryta, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Bois-de-Harville, France, November 10, 1918. Under terrific machine-gun fire, Private Bieryta advanced through forty feet of wire entanglements, hacking his way with his bayonet, so that his platoon could pass through to their objective. He was mortally wounded by enemy fire as he finished his work.
General Orders 71, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Chicago, IL

BIGONEY, PHILIP W.
First Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company H, 307th Infantry Regiment, 77th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: August 27, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Philip W. Bigoney, First Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Chateau-Diable, France, August 27, 1918, and September 8, 1918. With utter disregard for his own safety, First Sergeant Bigoney dressed the wounds of many of his comrades under the intense machine-gun and rifle fire from the enemy's lines. On September 8 he rescued a wounded officer from a heavy barrage, carried him to a place of safety, and dressed his wounds.
General Orders 64, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Brooklyn, NY

BILEK, JOHN
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company M, 26th Infantry Regiment, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 12, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to John Bilek, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action during the St. Mihiel offensive, France, September 12, 1918. When the advance of his company was held up by direct enemy machine-gun and artillery fire, Sergeant Bilek displayed unusual courage and leadership when, without orders and on his own initiative, he skillfully led his platoon to a position on the flank of the enemy. He then launched an attack which resulted in capturing several machine guns and many prisoners, thereby enabling his company to continue his advance.
General Orders No. 8, W.D., 1934
Home Town: Cleveland, OH

BILITSKI, JOHN N. F.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company A, 108th Infantry Regiment, 27th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 29, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to John N. F. Bilitski, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action east of Ronssoy, France, September 29, 1918. During the operations against the Hindenburg line, Sergeant Bilitski, although twice wounded, refused to leave the field, but remained with his platoon, exhibiting magnificent courage and bravery, until he was wounded a third time. His devotion to duty set a splendid example to the men of his company.
General Orders No. 26, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Buffalo, NY

BILLINGSLEY, EARL
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company H, 61st Infantry Regiment, 5th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 5, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Earl Billingsley, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Dun- sur-Meuse, France, November 5, 1918. Sergeant Billingsley voluntarily went forward alone against an enemy machine-gun nest which was holding up the advance of his line, wounding and capturing one prisoner and putting the remaining occupant to flight.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Anniston, AL

BILLIS, GUST
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company A, 113th Infantry Regiment, 29th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 12, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Gust Billis, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Bois- d'Amont, France October 12, 1918. With disregard for his personal safety, Sergeant Billis saved the life of an officer of his company by attacking and killing two Germans who were about to strike the officer in the back. Later the same day he attacked, of his own accord, several machine-gun nests, always returning with prisoners, machine guns, or both.
General Orders No. 32, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Menomonie, WI

BILLMAN, FRED E.
Private, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 47th Infantry Regiment, 4th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 29 - 30, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Fred E. Billman, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Sergy, France, July 29 - 30, 1918. Private Billman displayed conspicuous bravery by administering first aid to wounded soldiers in areas swept by shell and machine-gun fire.
General Orders No. 35, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Windgap, PA

*BILLS, ANTHONY C.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Headquarters Company, 7th Field Artillery, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: May 28 - 31, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Anthony C. Bills, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Cantigny, France, May 28 - 31, 1918. Corporal Bills voluntarily and constantly was exposed to shell fire to repair important telephone lines. During the performance of this work he lost an arm and was otherwise seriously injured.
General Orders No. 99, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Hastings, CT

BINGHAM, JOHN P.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company D, 107th Infantry Regiment, 27th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 29, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to John P. Bingham, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Ronssoy, France, September 29, 1918. During the operations against the Hindenburg line Corporal Bingham left shelter and went forward, crawling on his hands and knees under heavy machine-gun fire to the aid of a wounded officer and a wounded soldier. With the assistance of another soldier he succeeded in dragging and carrying them back to the shelter of a trench.
General Orders No. 20, W.D., 1919
Home Town: New York, NY

BINKLEY, DAVID V.
Private, U.S. Army
Company I, 168th Infantry Regiment, 42d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 28, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to David V. Binkley, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Hill No 212, near Sergy, northwest of Chateau-Thierry, France, July 28, 1918. Private Binkley sought and obtained permission to go out in front of our lines and recover his corporal, who was lying severely wounded in the open. He crossed an open area that was swept for more than 50 yards by enemy machine guns, reached the corporal, and carried him safely back into our lines. Later he was wounded, but refused to go to the aid station until his company had won its objective.
General Orders No. No. 117, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Ames, IA

*BIRCH, ALBERT E.
Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army
342d Machine-Gun Battalion, 89th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 1, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Albert E. Birch, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Bois-de-Bantheville, France, November 1, 1918. Although suffering from a wound received during the action of November 1, Lieutenant Birch refused to go to the rear for treatment, but continued on duty with his platoon throughout a very critical period. He remained on duty until the morning of November 11, when he was killed.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Lawrence, KS

BIRCH, ERNEST W.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Battery D, 5th Field Artillery, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: March 3, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Ernest W. Birch, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Ansauville, France on March 3, 1918. Corporal Birch voluntarily left his dugout under intense enemy bombardment and, without assistance, rescued a comrade who was lying outside, wounded and exposed to enemy fire.
General Orders No. No. 129, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Lankershim, CA

BIRCH, ROBERT I.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company E, 16th Infantry Regiment, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 6 - 7, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Robert I. Birch, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Sedan, France, November 6 - 7, 1918. Sergeant Birch voluntarily led a small group against an enemy machine-gun nest which was impeding the progress of his company. Although severely wounded in the attack, he succeeded in silencing the gun nest, and remained until the mission was completed.
General Orders No. 44, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Albee, SD

BIRCHFIELD, KENNETH
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company B, 60th Infantry Regiment, 5th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 14, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Kenneth Birchfield, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Cunel, France, October 14, 1918. Private Birchfield advanced alone upon a machine gun, which was holding up the platoon 150 yards in advance of his company, killed the gunner with the butt of his rifle, and forced two other gunners to surrender.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Henderson, WV

BIRD, FELIX
Private, U.S. Army
132nd Infantry Regiment, 33d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 9, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Felix Bird, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Consenvoye, France, October 9, 1918. Advancing alone against a dugout, Private Bird captured forty-nine of the enemy, and killed one officer, who attempted to escape.
General Orders 71, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Chicago, IL

BIRD, HOBART M.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Battery A, 147th Field Artillery, 32d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: August 12, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Hobart M. Bird, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near St. Gilles, France, August 12, 1918. After being painfully wounded by an exploding shell, Sergeant Bird, with no thought of his own wound, assisted a more severely wound comrade to the first- aid station and then walked a distance of 1 and 1/2 kilometers over a heavily shelled road in quest of ambulance and stretchers.
General Orders No. 46, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Portland, OR

BIRMINGHAM, DANIEL J.
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
28th Infantry Regiment, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 18, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Daniel J. Birmingham, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Soissons, France, July 18, 1918. Though twice wounded Lieutenant Birmingham refused to be evacuated until the objective had been gained and the position consolidated. Again, in the attack on Exermont, October 4, he continued in command of his battalion, after suffering a dangerous wound in the hip, until all the objectives had been taken and the positions consolidated.
General Orders No. 44, W.D., 1919
Home Town: New York, NY

*BIRNEY, KNOX B.
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
6th Engineers, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 20, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Knox B. Birney, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action in the Claires- Chenes Woods, France, October 20, 1918. Lieutenant Birney on his own initiative took 12 men from his platoon and charged a number of machine-gun nests which had been holding up the advance for two hours. Attacking them across open ground, he cleaned out the nests and captured 42 prisoners. In attacking other nests in the vicinity he lost his life. His courageous act made it possible for the attacking troops to gain and hold the woods with minimum number of casualties.
General Orders No. No. 142, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Philadelphia, PA

BISCHOFF, CLIFFORD E.
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
128th Infantry Regiment, 32d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: August 29 & September 2, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Clifford E. Bischoff, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Juvigny, France, August 29, and September 2, 1918. Rendered unconscious by a bursting shell, which wounded his company commander, Lieutenant Bischoff took command of his company as soon as he regained consciousness and later assumed command of the battalion when the battalion commander was gassed. After being relieved of command he went forward on a reconnaissance with one soldier and the two of them alone captured 75 of the enemy.
General Orders No. 32, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Superior, WI

*BISER, JOHN L.
Private, U.S. Army
Company B, 115th Infantry Regiment, 29th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 9, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to John L. Biser, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Verdun, France, October 9, 1918. While under intense machine-gun and artillery fire Private Biser disregarded his personal safety, administered first aid to a wounded comrade near him, and was instantly killed by a shell.
General Orders No. No. 139, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Hagerstown, MD

BISHOP, GEORGE O.
Private, U.S. Army
Company G, 38th Infantry Regiment, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 15, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to George O. Bishop, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Mezy, France, July 15, 1918. Against the advice of his companions, Private Bishop advanced through intense artillery and machine-gun fire against an enemy machine gun, which was maintaining a damaging fire on his company. Single handed, he killed the crew of this gun, returning to our lines with the captured gun.
General Orders No. 46, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Salem, VA

BISHOP, RALPH L.
Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army
102d Infantry Regiment, 26th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: February 28, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Ralph L. Bishop, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in command of a working party of about 30 men near Chemin-des-Dames on the night of February 28, 1918. Second Lieutenant Bishop encountered a heavy barrage of the enemy, which protected the advance of enemy assault troops. With coolness and courage he immediately placed his men in shell holes, fought off the enemy, and twice walked through the enemy's and our own barrage to recover the remains of one of his party and to collect his own men.
General Orders No. No. 126, W.D., 1918
Home Town: New Haven, CT

BIWAN, JOSEPH
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Headquarters Company, 120th Field Artillery, 32d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: August 4 - 5, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Joseph Biwan, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at St. Gilles, near Fismes, France, August 4 - 5, 1918. Throughout two days Private First Class Biwan maintained the telephone lines running into battalion headquarters, making frequent repairs of the lines amid falling walls and heavy bombardment by both gas and high-explosive shells.
General Orders No. No. 139, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Sheboygan, WI

BLACK, FREDERICK W.
Captain (Medical Corps), U.S. Army
28th Infantry Regiment, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 18 - 22, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Frederick W. Black, Captain (Medical Corps), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Soissons, France, July 18 - 22, 1918. Captain Black went over the top to the attack in the first wave and was wounded on the morning of the first day. Disregarding his wound, he pressed on with the attacking troops and crossed and re-crossed the sector immediately behind the most advanced wave, rendering first aid to wounded and placing them in shell holes. He worked unceasingly without sleep or rest and was again wounded on the fourth day by shell fire. Though twice wounded, he steadily refused to be evacuated until the evening of the fourth day, when he was exhausted and suffering from his wounds.
General Orders No. No. 117, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Huntington, PA

*BLACK, JOHN M.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company G, 110th Infantry Regiment, 28th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: August 29 - 30, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to John M. Black, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Villette, on the Vesle River, France, August 29 - 30, 1918. Sergeant Black commanded one of four patrols which were sent out to attack and drive out enemy outposts on the railroad embankment a few hundred yards south of the river. As they advanced, the patrols were met by heavy enemy machine-gun and rifle grenade fire which necessitated the withdrawal of three of the patrols. Sergeant Black led his patrol to the railroad, drove out the enemy, and held the position throughout the night and the following day until ordered to retire, although repeatedly attacked by the enemy. During the operations between the Vesle and Aisne Rivers, France, September 7, 1918, Sergeant Black, with utter disregard of his own personal safety, directed the fire of his platoon upon a retreating body of the enemy, and while in this exposed position he was killed in action.
General Orders No. No. 2, W.D., 1931
Home Town: Hollidaysburg, PA

BLACK, LAMAR
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Machine-Gun Company, 363d Infantry Regiment, 91st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 27, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Lamar Black, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Eclisfontaine, France, September 27, 1918. Sergeant Black with Lieutenant John F. Puhlke, asked for and received permission to go forward and rout out some enemy snipers who were annoying the company. After moving forward around the enemy's flank and killing the snipers, they decided to flank some enemy machine gunners who were holding up the advance of the regiment. Upon reaching the enemy machine-gun line they captured the flank gun with its crew. The prisoners were then made to direct them to the next gun. This was repeated gun after gun, until more than 80 prisoners were captured with their guns. After turning their prisoners over to an officer of their regiment, both Sergeant Black and Lieutenant Puhke turned some of the enemy guns on the retreating enemy. The success attained by Sergeant Black and his companion, by their remarkable feat, was so great as to demoralize completely the enemy resistance and made it possible for the regiment to resume the advance with but little opposition.
General Orders No. No. 2, W.D., 1931
Home Town: Irby, WA

BLACK, WILLIAM A.
Private, U.S. Army
Company E, 6th Infantry Regiment, 5th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 3 - 4, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to William A. Black, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action during the Meuse offensive November 3 - 4, 1918. After three runners had been wounded in an attempt to deliver an important message, Private Black volunteered and delivered the message, twice crossing a valley swept by machine-gun and artillery fire, and wading a river filled with ice and slush.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Clarks, LA

BLACKBURN, RAYMOND G.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company C, 308th Infantry Regiment, 77th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 2, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Raymond G. Blackburn, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Binarville, France, October 2, 1918. Sergeant Blackburn volunteered and led a reconnaissance patrol, and while returning to his company commander with his information one of the patrol became detached, and was in danger of being captured by the enemy. Realizing his comrade's predicament Sergeant Blackburn rushed to his aid and rescued him, killing two of the enemy and dispersing the others.
General Orders No. 35, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Yonkers, NY

BLACKBURN, WALDEN E.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company C, 324th Infantry Regiment, 81st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 9, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Walden E. Blackburn, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Manheulles, France, November 9, 1918. Corporal Blackburn, after having part of his right breast torn away, remained on duty directing his squad for 36 hours, when he fainted from exhaustion, and was carried from the field.
General Orders No. 32, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Bellbuckle, TN

*BLACKHAM, HENRY RYSDYK
Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army
116th Infantry Regiment, 29th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 11, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Henry Rysdyk Blackham, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Brabant, France, October 11, 1918. Although severely wounded by machine-gun fire, Lieutenant Blackham refused to go to the rear and continued to lead his company until he was killed.
General Orders No. 20, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Jersey City, NJ

BLACKINTON, GEORGE W.
Lieutenant Colonel, 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 George W. Blackinton, Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Xammes, France, September 12 - 13, 1918. Having moved his battalion to an advanced position, in accordance with orders, Major Blackinton found himself without support on either flank and no supporting machine guns or artillery two kilometers in advance of our main front line. In spite of his perilous situation this officer, with the utmost coolness and good judgment, set to work entrenching and consolidating the position determined to hold it at all costs, though his battalion was subjected to artillery and machine-gun fire and was threatened by counter attack by the enemy in force.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Detroit, MI

*BLACKMAN, EDWARD S.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company G, 59th Infantry Regiment, 4th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 5, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Edward S. Blackman, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action in the Bois-du-Fays, France, on or about October 5, 1918. Corporal Blackman repeatedly volunteered to carry messages through intense barrages of artillery fire in order to obtain essential information and to keep his battalion commander informed as to the progress of the battle. While performing this mission, he was severely wounded and died later as a result of wounds received during this action.
Decorations U.S. Army, Supplement II, 1939
Home Town: Providence, RI

BLAIR, GEORGE A.
Captain, U.S. Army
117th Infantry Regiment, 30th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 8, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to George A. Blair, Captain, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Premont, France, October 8, 1918. During the advance from Geneve to Premont, Captain Blair was seriously wounded by machine-gun fire. Despite his condition, he insisted on remaining with his company, and allowed himself to be evacuated only after his objective had been reached, his position reorganized, and liaison established with flank units.
General Orders No. 46, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Knoxville, TN

*BLAIR, JOSEPH E.
Private, U.S. Army
Company E, 104th Infantry Regiment, 26th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: April 12, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Joseph E. Blair, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action during the action of April 12, 1918 at Bois Brule, near Apremont, France. Private Blair displayed exceptional coolness and devotion to duty in declining to seek cover during bombardment and continuing at his post in exposed position awaiting attack of enemy. He was killed in action April 13, 1918.
General Orders No. 88, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Holyoke, MA

*BLAIR, TRACY S.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company E, 353d Infantry Regiment, 89th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 1 & 2, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Tracy S. Blair, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Barricourt, France, November 1 & 2, 1918. After his platoon had reached its objective Corporal Blair voluntarily accompanied his platoon commander on a reconnaissance patrol of the enemy's positions. They came upon a large body of German troops without being discovered, and Corporal Blair, under fire of artillery and machine guns, went back and brought up two platoons, which drove off the hostile force and captured a number of prisoners. The following day, while advancing in the face of severe machine-gun fire, Corporal Blair was fatally wounded.
General Orders 70, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Buffalo, KS

BLAKE, ARTHUR D.
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Company B, 103d Machine-Gun Battalion, 26th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 12, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Arthur D. Blake, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near St. Remy, France, September 12, 1918. During an enemy attack Private Blake, although not on duty, first discovered the presence of the enemy and gave the alarm. During the action, four of the enemy attempted to flank one of the machine-gun positions. Private Black killed one of the flanking group with his pistol and captured the other three unaided.
General Orders No. No. 24, W.D., 1920
Home Town: Gary, IN

BLAKE, CHARLES RAYMOND
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
Pilot, 7th Aviation Instruction Center, French Army (Attached)
Date of Action: August 9, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Charles Raymond Blake, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Lassigny, France, August 9, 1918. Lieutenant Blake with Second Lieutenant Earle W. Porter, observer, while on a reconnaissance expedition at a low altitude far beyond the enemy lines, was attacked by five German battle planes. His observer was wounded at the beginning of the combat, but he maneuvered his plane so skillfully that the observer was able to shoot down one of their adversaries. By more skillful maneuvering he enabled his observer to fight off the remaining planes and returned safely to friendly territory.
General Orders No. 20, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Westerly, RI

BLAKEMAN, CHESTER W.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company D, 9th Infantry Regiment, 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 1 - 4, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Chester W. Blakeman, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near the Meuse River, France, November 1 - 4, 1918. After being wounded by machine-gun fire, Sergeant Blakeman treated his wound himself and continued to lead his men under heavy shell and machine-gun fire until he was again wounded and ordered to a first aid station.
General Orders 70, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Horse Cave, KY

*BLAKNEE, FAUN
First Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company B, 5th Machine-Gun Battalion, 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 5, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Faun Blaknee, First Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Somme-Py, France, October 5, 1918. First Sergeant Blaknee volunteered to carry an important message across an area swept by machine-gun fire. He arrived at the company post of command with the message and fell dead from a wound he received while in the execution of his mission.
General Orders No. 27, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Bellaire, OH

BLALOCK, ROBERT
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company D, 26th Infantry Regiment, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 7, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Robert Blalock, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Verdun, France, October 7, 1918. Sergeant Blalock led a patrol of 10 men against a strong enemy machine-gun position, flanking the strong point and attacking it from the rear with admirable judgment. After expending all his ammunition this soldier continued the fight with two captured Luger pistols, and himself killed eight of the enemy in spite of being wounded. Nine machine-gun nests were wiped out as a result of this attack and the position was organized for defense with the captured guns.
General Orders No. 46, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Krebs, OK

BLANCHARD, EDGAR
Private, U.S. Army
Company G, 120th Infantry Regiment, 30th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 29, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Edgar Blanchard, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Bellicourt, France, September 29, 1918. Private Blanchard displayed marked personal bravery, capturing single-handed seven Germans whom he came upon in a trench and dugout. While taking the prisoners to the rear, he met a wounded soldier, and, preferring to return to the firing line, turned the prisoners over to the wounded man and rejoined his squad.
General Orders 81, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Fayetteville, NC

BLANCHARD, HAROLD
Major, U.S. Army
327th Infantry Regiment, 82d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 7 - 21, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Harold Blanchard, Major, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action during the Meuse- Argonne offensive, October 7 - 21, 1918. During 14 days of severe fighting Major Blanchard was constantly on duty with his battalion, although suffering severely from bronchitis, the result of being gassed. He personally took command of a company, after all the officers had become casualties, and led them through a heavy artillery barrage and machine-gun fire, gaining his objective. Immediately after his battalion was relieved he collapsed from the severe strain.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Boston, MA

BLANCHARD, WALTER H.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company B, 344th Battalion, Tank Corps, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 26, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Walter H. Blanchard, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Varennes, France, September 26, 1918. Corporal Blanchard, in company with an officer, crawled forward under heavy fire at the risk of his own life, and dragged back a wounded man, who was lying about 150 meters in front of our trenches.
General Orders 81, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Haverhill, MA

BLANCHETTE, EDWARD W.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company A, 104th Infantry Regiment, 26th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 16, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Edward W. Blanchette, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Verdun, France, October 16, 1918. Although wounded and ordered to the rear, Corporal Blanchette continued to lead his platoon after his sergeant had been killed and continued in command until he dropped from exhaustion.
General Orders No. 21, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Millbury, MA

BLANKENSHIP, JOHN C.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company C, 5th Field Signal Battalion, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 15, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to John C. Blankenship, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Fossoy, France, July 15, 1918. During the intense artillery bombardment, preparatory to the great German offensive of July 15, Corporal Blankenship voluntarily led a medical officer to the aid of wounded men, following broken wire through woods. He guided the party on their return over the same route, although suffering from a severe wound.
General Orders No. 44, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Ottawa, IL

BLAUROCK, OSCAR
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Company D, 4th Infantry Regiment, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 14, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Oscar Blaurock, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Nesles, France, July 14, 1918. During a heavy shell and gas bombardment, Private Blaurock made repeated trips with messages to the various platoons, at the same time volunteering and assisting in the removal of the wounded to a place of safety.
General Orders No. 32, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Brooklyn, NY

BLEASDALE, REDWALD H.
Private, U.S. Army
Headquarters Company, 30th Infantry Regiment, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 15, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Redwald H. Bleasdale, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Mezy, France, July 15, 1918. Private Bleasdale remained with his gun during a heavy bombardment, until his gun pit was blown in, and then removed his gun to another position and continued the fire under heavy machine- gun fire. Later, in the same action, he volunteered and went to reconnoiter a small woods believed to be occupied by enemy troops. There he killed several Germans single handed, and returned to our lines with an American soldier.
General Orders No. 32, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Janesville, WI

*BLEAU, HOMER J.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company A, 59th Infantry Regiment, 4th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 29, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Homer J. Bleau, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Brieulles, France, September 29, 1918. When his company was held up by heavy artillery and machine-gun fire, Sergeant Bleau displayed exceptional bravery and devotion to duty in leading his platoon across an open field in an attack upon an enemy machine-gun nest. Even after receiving a wound, from the effects of which he died next morning, he remained with his men, encouraging them on and inspiring them by his fortitude.
General Orders 89, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Munising, MI

BLEAZARD, ORSON D., JR.
Private, U.S. Army
Company C, 9th Field Signal Battalion, 5th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 22, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Orson D. Bleazard, Jr., Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action in the Bois-des-Rappes, France, October 22, 1918. Although he was almost exhausted from gas and fatigue, Private Bleazard remained on duty throughout the day and night, laying telephone lines from the regimental relay station to the front line through heavy barrage fire from artillery and machine guns.
General Orders No. No. 27, W.D., 1920
Home Town: Taylorsville, UT

*BLESSING, GEORGE
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company E, 38th Infantry Regiment, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 14 - 15, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to George Blessing, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Moulins, France, July 14 - 15, 1918. Although exposed to severe artillery fire, Corporal Blessing kept the automatic rifle teams under his command in action, thus causing very heavy casualties to the enemy who were attempting to cross the Marne River in boats. The stubborn resistance of this unit prevented the enemy from gaining a foothold at a critical point of our lines. While encouraging his men to greater efforts he was killed by shell fire.
General Orders No. No. 10, W.D., 1920
Home Town: Pittsfield, MA

BLEWETT, CHARLES H.
Private, U.S. Army
Company A, 9th Machine-Gun Battalion, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 14 - 20, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Charles H. Blewett, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Moulins, France, July 14 - 20, 1918. After being wounded in the arm by shrapnel, Private Bluett continued on duty with his platoon until he was relieved four days later. He then joined another platoon, going back to the line, and remained in action until the condition of his wound necessitated his evacuation.
General Orders No. 44, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Richardson, TX

BLOCK, SAMUEL M.
Private, U.S. Army
Company A, 102d Infantry Regiment, 26th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 26, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Samuel M. Block, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Marcheville, France, September 26, 1918. After several other runners had failed, Private Block volunteered and was successful in carrying a message through an intense machine- gun and artillery barrage.
General Orders No. 15, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Tampa, FL

BLOHM, JOHN
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company B, 305th Infantry Regiment, 77th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 2, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to John Blohm, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near St. Thibaut, France, September 2, 1918. From a shell hole, in which he had taken shelter while returning from a successful daylight patrol across the Vesle River, Sergeant Blohm saw a corporal of his patrol dragging himself through the grass and bleeding profusely from a wound in the neck. He unhesitatingly left his shelter, carried the corporal behind a tree near the river bank, dressed his wound, and using boughs from a fallen tree as an improvised raft, towed the injured man across the river and carried him 200 yards over an open field to the American outpost line, all under continuous rifle and machine-gun fire.
General Orders No. 99, W.D., 1918
Home Town: New York, NY

BLOMBERG, HENRY S.
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
127th Infantry Regiment, 32d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: August 30, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Henry S. Blomberg, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Juvigny, north of Soissons, France, August 30, 1918. Inspiring his men by his own personal bravery, Lieutenant Blomberg vigorously led his company forward in the face of heavy machine-gun and artillery fire, capturing the heights overlooking Juvigny, with many prisoners. After reaching the objective he repeatedly exposed himself to hostile fire time after time in reorganizing the line. During the defense of the position won he personally set up and operated a captured German machine gun against the enemy while under terrific fire.
General Orders No. No. 143, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Superior, WI

BLOMGREN, ERNEST W.
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Sanitary Detachment, 106th Infantry Regiment, 27th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 27, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Ernest W. Blomgren, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Ronssoy, France, September 27, 1918. During the operations against the Hindenburg Line, east of Ronssoy, on September 27, 1918, Private Blomgren displayed unusual courage and bravery by going forward through the terrific shell and machine-gun fire to rescue wounded comrades.
General Orders 64, W.D., 1919
Home Town: New York, NY

BLOND, PERCY S.
First Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company C, 146th Infantry Regiment, 37th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 26 - October 1, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Percy S. Blond, First Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Montfaucon, France, September 26 - October 1, 1918. Crossing an exposed area under heavy shell and machine-gun fire, Sergeant Blond went forward and rescued a wounded comrade, carrying him 200 yards up a steep slope. On another occasion, during a severe artillery and machine-gun bombardment, he crept alone to an advanced post and carried back another wounded soldier. During the five days’ action Sergeant Blond gave first-aid treatment to 20 members of his company, inspiring everyone by his valiant conduct in ministering to the wounded.
General Orders No. No. 139, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Washington, PA

BLOOD, ROBERT O.
Captain (Medical Corps), U.S. Army
103d Infantry (Attached), 26th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 20 - 23, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Robert O. Blood, Captain (Medical Corps), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Bouresches, France, July 20 - 23, 1918. Captain Blood remained with his battalion during the entire advance, working untiringly under heavy enemy fire at all times, superintending the evacuation of the wounded and caring for them in the most dangerous and exposed positions. On July 22 he established his dressing station in an advanced position that was constantly under shell fire, and many times left his station to go into the front lines to treat the wounded.
General Orders No. No. 125, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Concord, NH

BLOOMBERG, SAM
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Company B, 312th Infantry Regiment, 78th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 18 - 23, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Sam Bloomberg, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Grand Pre, France, October 18 - 23, 1918. During the period of five days that his company was occupying an advanced and isolated position, Private Bloomberg volunteered and carried messages to his company headquarters after seeing two other runners wounded in the attempt to cross through the sweeping barrage. He was at all times under constant fire and observation of enemy machine gunners, but he succeeded in establishing liaison during the entire operations.
General Orders No. 44, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Newark, NJ

BLOSSOM, LYNN
Private, U.S. Army
Company I, 128th Infantry Regiment, 32d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: August 30, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Lynn Blossom, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Juvigny, France, August 30, 1918. While engaged as runner during an attack, Private Blossom maintained liaison with adjoining units, throughout a most intense fire of artillery and machine guns, continuing his work until wounded by machine-gun fire.
General Orders 64, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Liberty, MI

BLUME, FERDINAND F.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company C, 319th Infantry Regiment, 80th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 26, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Ferdinand F. Blume, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action on the west bank of the Meuse, France, September 26, 1918. While his platoon was being held up by wire and other obstacles, and the fire of the enemy threatened to annihilate it, Corporal Blume made his way through the wire to the German trenches, from which position he bombed the enemy from their trenches. He thus saved the lives of many of his comrades, and enabled them to take the trenches with a minimum of casualties.
General Orders No. 44, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Millvale, PA

BLUME, LEO H.
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Company C, 312th Infantry Regiment, 78th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 18, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Leo H. Blume, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Talma Farm, France, October 18, 1918. Private Blume volunteered to carry a message from his platoon across a zone of 200 yards swept by heavy artillery and machine-gun fire. He was seriously wounded while making the attempt to perform the mission and remained under this terrific fire for over two hours before it was possible to rescue him.
General Orders 64, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Rensselaer, NY

*BLUMENTHAL, ALABEL
Private, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 128th Infantry Regiment, 32d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: August 2, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Alabel Blumenthal, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Cierges, France, August 2, 1918. As Private Blumenthal was dressing wounded men and carrying them into shell holes for protection, a heavy barrage was put down in the field where he was working but he nevertheless refused to seek cover, ministering to the wounded and reassuring them, until he was mortally wounded by a bursting shell.
General Orders 70, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Chicago, IL

BLUST, PAUL E.
Private, U.S. Army
Company C, 2d Engineers, 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 9, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Paul E. Blust, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Medeah Farm, France, October 9, 1918. Crawling forward under heavy machine-gun fire, Private Blust assisted in bringing a wounded comrade to safety.
General Orders No. 23, W.D., 1919
Home Town: New Orleans, LA

BLY, ROBERT
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
168th Infantry Regiment, 42d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 15,1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Robert Bly, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near the Cote-de- Chatillon, France, October 15, 1918. Leading his own and another company by a flanking movement around Hill 288 in the face of terrific machine-gun fire, Lieutenant Bly, with remarkable courage and skill, reached the enemy's line and effected the capture of a strongly fortified and entrenched position on the crest of the hill, together with numerous machine-guns, 92 prisoners, and 1 minenwerfer. He personally took charge of the minenwerfer and turned it on the enemy, firing all then-available ammunition. During these operations this officer himself killed or captured two complete machine-gun crews. Later in the day he again led his company forward and captured Hill 242, together with another minenwerfer, under circumstances which required the greatest determination and courage.
General Orders No. 13, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Fort Scott, KS

BLYNN, JOHN M.
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Section No. 554, Ambulance Service, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 2 - 9,1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to John M. Blynn, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Somme- Py, France, October 2 - 9, 1918. Throughout the attack north of Somme-Py, Private Blynn worked day and night, repeatedly driving over roads under constant shell fire to the advanced dressing stations, and, when necessary, driving to points still farther to the front. On October 3, in front of the advanced infantry post, his ambulance was wrecked by a bursting shell. Securing another car, he evacuated the wounded.
General Orders No. No. 145, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Philadelphia, PA

BLYTHE, WILLIAM JESSE
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
104th Infantry Regiment, 26th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 21,1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to William Jesse Blythe, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action east of Belleau, France, July 21, 1918. Lieutenant Blythe, with two enlisted men, charged a machine-gun nest, captured two machine guns, and killed or captured 12 of the enemy.
General Orders No. No. 125, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Chino, CA

BOAL, THEODORE D.
Captain, U.S. Army
Aide-de-Camp to the Commanding General, 28th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 27, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Theodore D. Boal, Captain, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Montblainville, France, September 27, 1918. While serving as aide to the commanding general, 28th Division, Captain Boal voluntarily exposed himself to great danger by repeatedly crossing an elevation swept by extremely heavy fire from rifles and machine guns in order to carry information to some 37-millimeter guns that were enabled to neutralize the machine guns of the enemy which were enfilading the entire front line of the division. His actions were an important factor in the destruction of the hostile machine guns and contributed materially to the success of the attack on the enemy position.
General Orders No. No. 56, W.D., 1922
Home Town: Boalsburg, PA

*BOARDMAN, GUY W.
Private, U.S. Army
Company A, 59th Infantry Regiment, 4th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 19,1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Guy W. Boardman, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Courchamps, France, July 19, 1918. Though he had been wounded in the ankle, Private Boardman crawled out from a shell hole under heavy machine-gun fire, and made several trips to a small stream 100 yards away for the purpose of filling the canteens of his wounded comrades, until he was ordered to the rear for medical aid. He was later killed in action while charging an enemy machine-gun nest.
General Orders No. 108, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Hughson, CA

BOARDMAN, WALTER J.
Private First Class, 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 Walter J. Boardman, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Belleau Wood, France, July 18, 1918. Private First Class Boardman openly and fearlessly exposed himself to severe hostile fire and the fire of enemy snipers while rushing to capture an enemy ammunition carrier who was bringing up ammunition to one of the enemy's machine-gun squads. Capturing the ammunition carrier, he threw many bombs into the machine-gun positions, killing or driving out the crews.
General Orders No. 9, W.D., 1923
Home Town: Manchester, NH

BOAS, ROSS H.
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
1st Engineers, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 19, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Ross H. Boas, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Soissons, France, July 19, 1918. After being wounded, Lieutenant Boas continued to lead two platoons of engineers, acting as infantry in the protection of the flank of the brigade, for three days, exposed to terrific machine-gun and artillery fire throughout the attack, during which time more than two-thirds of his detachment were lost.
General Orders No. 35, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Harrisburg, PA

BOBB, LOUIS C.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company K, 109th Infantry Regiment, 28th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 2, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Louis C. Bobb, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Apremont, France, October 2, 1918. Sergeant Bobb was a member of a reconnaissance patrol consisting of an officer and four soldiers, which was stopped and in danger of being surrounded by enemy machine gunners and snipers. Risking his own life to save his comrades, he dashed from cover to draw the enemy fire, calling on the others to run. Crossing an open space for 150 yards under a sheltered position he continued to keep the enemy down by his fire, while the other members of the patrol succeeded in escaping.
General Orders 87, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Williamsport, PA

*BOBO, JOHN
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company E, 16th Infantry Regiment, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 18 - 19, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to John Bobo, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Soissons, France, July 18 - 19, 1918. When his company's advance was seriously threatened by the terrific fire from a machine-gun nest, Sergeant Bobo personally killed the machine-gun crew and captured the gun. Later in the same action, he led a party of two squads against an enemy strong point, capturing 2 officers, 125 men, and 12 machine guns that were delivering a sweeping fire, threatening the success of the entire operation. Sergeant Bobo was killed shortly after the completion of this extraordinary feat.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Bonanza, AR

BOBRYK, JOSEPH
Private, U.S. Army
Company G, 327th Infantry Regiment, 82d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 7, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Joseph Bobryk, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Chatel- Chehery, France, October 7, 1918. After his company had suffered heavy casualties in reaching its objective and consolidating its position. Private Bobryk volunteered and, single handed, carried numerous wounded men to the dressing station, crossing the Aire River in so doing and passing each time through terrific artillery and machine-gun fire. Even after being painfully gassed, he continued this work without thought for his own personal safety.
General Orders No. 189, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Dickinson, PA

BOEHLE, WILLIAM E.
Private, U.S. Army
Company A, 30th Infantry Regiment, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 15 - 16, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to William E. Boehle, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Crezancy, France, July 15 - 16, 1918. After his company had withdrawn from their position, Private Boehle voluntarily returned to the former position, and throughout the night of July 15-16 assisted in evacuating the wounded.
General Orders No. 32, W.D., 1919
Home Town: O’Fallon, MO

BOGGS, ERNEST H.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company M, 142d Infantry Regiment, 36th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 8, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Ernest H. Boggs, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near St. Etienne, France, October 8, 1918. After his company had made an attack and had taken up a new position, Corporal Boggs rendered great assistance in the reorganization of the new position. He was seriously wounded while in the performance of this work, but refused to go to the rear because it might weaken the position.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Pilot Point, TX

BOGGS, JOHN C.
Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army
2d Machine-Gun Battalion, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 21, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to John C. Boggs, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Soissons, France, July 21, 1918. Second Lieutenant Boggs displayed exceptional personal bravery and initiative by volunteering to take charge of a machine gun and crew, protecting an exposed flank with them and dispersing an enemy counterattack.
General Orders No. 15, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Richmond, VA

BOHAN, WILLIAM J.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company L, 38th Infantry Regiment, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 15, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to William J. Bohan, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Mezy, France, July 15, 1918. During the intense enemy artillery preparation prior to the German offensive of July 15, Sergeant Bohan voluntarily left the shelter of a trench to aid a wounded comrade to a place of safety.
General Orders No. 32, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Newburgh, NY

BOIKO, MIKE
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company A, 102d Infantry Regiment, 26th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 26, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Mike Boiko, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Marcheville, France, September 26, 1918. When the advance of his company was temporarily halted by machine-gun fire from an enemy nest, Sergeant Boiko volunteered to flank the nest and put the guns out of action. Although under intense fire, Sergeant Boiko, utterly disregarding his own personal danger, crawled out from the lines and worked his way to a favorable position where enfilade fire could be delivered and with his pistol silenced the guns, capturing them and a portion of the enemy gun crews, thus enabling his company to make a further advance.
General Orders No. 6, W.D., 1931
Home Town: Waterbury, CT

BOLACK, WILLIAM F.
Mechanic, U.S. Army
Machine-Gun Company, 104th Infantry Regiment, 26th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 25, 1913
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to William F. Bolack, Mechanic, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Verdun, France, October 25, 1913. While taking a train of machine-gun carts to the relief of his company in the front line, Mechanic Bolack was caught in a terrific bombardment, his train scattered, several of his mules killed, and he himself wounded. He had his wounds dressed at a nearby station and, refusing to be evacuated, passed through the bombardment three times while reorganizing his train and carrying out his mission.
General Orders No. 23, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Springfield, MA

BOLEN, JACOB
Private, U.S. Army
Company C, 314th Infantry Regiment, 79th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 2, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Jacob Bolen, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Verdun, France, November 2, 1918. Although suffering from a painful shell fragment wound in the head Private Bolen remained on duty with his platoon, exposing himself to machine- gun sniper fire while acting as outpost. Advancing alone at daylight he reconnoitered what appeared to be a machine-gun position, returning with information which enabled his outguard to better their location.
General Orders No. 46, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Philadelphia, PA

BOLIN, HERALD E.
Battalion Sergeant Major, U.S. Army
Headquarters Company, 363rd Infantry Regiment, 91st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 31, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Herald E. Bolin, Battalion Sergeant Major, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Waereghem, Belgium, October 31, 1918. a wounded soldier lying in an exposed position, Sergeant Major Bolin started to go to the former's assistance, and as he did so was knocked down by a bullet which struck him in the hip. He nevertheless continued on in the face of the dangerous fire and succeeded in moving his wounded comrade to shelter before attending to his own wound. Although he was suffering intense pain, he refused to go to the rear, but remained constantly at his post under artillery and machine-gun fire, having been on strenuous duty and without sleep for two days.
General Orders No. 46, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Wenatchee, WA

BOLLES, FRANK C.
(Second Award)
Colonel, U.S. Army
39th Infantry Regiment, 4th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 26 & 28, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Frank C. Bolles, Colonel, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Septsarges, France, September 26, and near Bois-de- Fays, France, September 28, 1918. On September 26 Colonel Bolles personally directed the assaulting battalion of his regiment when the line was temporarily held up by hostile fire, leading the attacking troops forward to their objective. After reaching the objective, terrific hostile fire caused many casualties, and the line was beginning to waver when Colonel Bolles assisted in the reorganization of the line, and by his personal example of courage and fearlessness encouraged his men to hold in the face of the withering machine-gun and artillery fire until the flank division had advanced abreast. On September 28 he rallied his men under the sweeping fire of machine guns, minenwerfer, and artillery, and although painfully wounded, personally assisted in the reorganization of the positions.
General Orders No. No. 14, W.D., 1923
Home Town: Rolla, MO
Other Award: Distinguished Service Cross (Philippine Insurrection)

BOLLING, ALEXANDER R.
Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army
4th Infantry Regiment, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 14 - 15, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Alexander R. Bolling, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action in Bois-de-Nesles, France, July 14 - 15, 1918. While in command of three widely separated platoons in the Bois-de-Nesles, on the night of July 14-15, Lieutenant Boiling continually exposed himself to very heavy gas and shell fire by going from one platoon to another.
General Orders No. 32, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Philadelphia, PA

BOLLINGER, ERNEST V.
Private, U.S. Army
Company F, 28th Infantry Regiment, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 19, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Ernest V. Bollinger, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Soissons, France, July 19, 1918. Private Bollinger advanced on machine-gun snipers on the Paris- Soissons road, showing exceptional bravery by reaching the machine gun and killing the snipers with hand grenades and automatic rifle.
General Orders No. No. 117, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Little Rook, AR

*BOLT, BERNARD H.
Private, U.S. Army
Company K, 28th Infantry Regiment, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: March 28, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Bernard H. Bolt, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Seicheprey, France, March 28, 1918, as 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, captured a greater number than themselves, drove off an enemy rescuing party, and made their way back to our lines with four prisoners, from whom valuable information was obtained. Private Bolt died from wounds received in this expedition.
General Orders No. No. 129, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Birmingham, AL

BOLTON, ARTIE E.
Captain, U.S. Army
Company H, 115th Infantry Regiment, 29th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 16, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Artie E. Bolton, Captain, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action in the Bois- de-la Grande, Montagne, France, October 16, 1918. Having been ordered to take up his position on the final objective, Captain Bolton made a personal reconnaissance of his company front line, during which time he was subjected to the artillery fire of both friendly and enemy guns and machine guns directed on his position. He again went out on the same mission and captured 20 prisoners who were carrying a machine gun.
General Orders No. 44, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Wingina, VA

BOLTON, HERBERT C.
Private, U.S. Army
Company C, 9th Field Signal Battalion, 5th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 2 & 5, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Herbert C. Bolton, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action during the Meuse-Argonne offensive, France, November 2 and 5, 1918. On November 2, 1918, Private Bolton advanced with the assaulting company of the 60th Infantry into Chery-le-Petit and under intense enemy artillery and machine-gun fire, laid telephone lines, thus establishing communication between the forward elements and the regimental headquarters. On November 5, 1918, Private Bolton extended the telephone lines across the Meuse River and to the bank of the canal. Undeterred by the fact that the bridge across the canal was destroyed by enemy shell fire, Private Bolton under heavy enemy fire swam the canal with telephone equipment on his back and established communication between the advancing units of the regiment and the regimental headquarters. By his conspicuous bravery and utter disregard of personal safety in going forward as one of the first of the attacking forces, Private Bolton contributed largely to the success of the engagement.
General Orders No. 8, W.D., 1934
Home Town: Portland, Canada

BONACK, PAUL J.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company L, 127th Infantry Regiment, 32d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: August 30, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Paul J. Bonack, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Juvigny, France, August 30, 1918. When his company was stopped by a concealed machine-gun nest, Sergeant Bonnack ascertained its position and courageously attacked it. , single- handed, upon his how initiative, killing the crew and enabling his company to continue the advance
General Orders 98, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Three Lakes, WI

BONAVANTURA, FERDINANDO
Private, U.S. Army
Company B, 309th Infantry Regiment, 78th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 19, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Ferdinando Bonavantura, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near St. Juvin, France, October 19, 1918. Private Bonavantura, armed with an automatic rifle, captured a machine gun single handed under heavy flanking fire from machine guns. The gun was supported by a squad of infantry, whom he forced to flee. Later he led a detail far into the enemy lines, encouraging his men by his fearless example.
General Orders No. 35, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Burlington, NJ

BONGARDT, CHARLES F.
Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army
17th Field Artillery, 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 1, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Charles F. Bongardt, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action during the fight at Vaux, July 1, 1918, while serving as a telephone officer, he crossed an open field in full view of the enemy and under constant bombardment three times to repair telephone lines vitally necessary to keep six batteries in operations
General Orders No. No. 101, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Omaha, NE

BONNEY, TIMOTHY D.
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
103d Infantry Regiment, 26th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 20, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Timothy D. Bonney, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Belleau, France, July 20, 1918. With complete disregard for his own safety, First Lieutenant Bonney rescued two wounded soldiers under an extremely heavy barrage of machine-gun fire by which they were surrounded. Unassisted, he carried both men through a hail of fire to the nearest dressing station, his great courage and devotion to duty undoubtedly saving their lives.
General Orders No. 9, W.D., 1923
Home Town: Mexico, ME

BOONE, LEWIS W.
Private, U.S. Army
Company M, 118th Infantry Regiment, 30th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 11, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Lewis W. Boone, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Vaux- Andigny, France, October 11, 1918. On duty as a company runner, Private Boone carried an important message through an artillery and machine-gun barrage to battalion headquarters. Starting back through the barrage to the front lines, he was wounded; but, believing he might be needed at the front, attempted to make his way back to his company, displaying unusual fortitude and devotion to duty.
General Orders 81, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Westville, SC

*BOONE, WILLIAM EWING
Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army
26th Infantry Regiment, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 18 - 19, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to William Ewing Boone, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action in displaying valorous leadership throughout two days of attack near Soissons, France, July 18 - 19, 1918. Lieutenant Boone was killed while charging enemy machine guns at the head of his platoon.
General Orders No. 59, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Kansas City, MO

BOOP, LAWRENCE
Private, U.S. Army
Company A, 59th Infantry Regiment, 4th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 29, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Lawrence Boop, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near the Bois-de-Brieulles, France, September 29, 1918. After all communication with the company on the left had been broken by an intense machine-gun and artillery fire, Private Boup volunteered and reestablished liaison with the flank company, successfully performing this mission by going a distance of over 300 yards through a terrific artillery and machine-gun fire.
General Orders No. No. 39, W.D., 1920
Home Town: Girard, OH

BOOTH, CHARLES W.
Private, U.S. Army
Company F, 130th Infantry Regiment, 33d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 10, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Charles W. Booth, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Marcheville, France, November 10, 1918. After being wounded twice by snipers fire, Private Booth continued to crawl forward until he located and killed the sniper, who was picking off our men. His act saved many lives.
General Orders No. 44, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Rockford, IL

BOOTH, JAMES O.
Cook, U.S. Army
Company I, 319th Infantry Regiment, 80th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 26 & 28, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to James O. Booth, Cook, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Sivry-Sur-Meuse, France, September 26 & 28, 1918. Booth displayed exceptional courage when, under heavy shell fire and in an exposed position, he constantly made coffee for the battalion and carried it to the lines. On another occasion he assisted in the evacuation of the wounded, carrying them over a half mile under severe fire to the battalion first-aid station.
General Orders No. No. 140, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Glassport, PA

BOOTZ, HENRY A.
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
165th Infantry Regiment, 42d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: March 20 - 21 and July 28, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Henry A. Bootz, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action in the Luneville sector, France, March 20 and 21, 1918, and near Villers-sur-Fere, France, July 28, 1918. While conducting a rain in the Luneville sector, Lieutenant Bootz exposed himself to heavy enemy fire to carry a severely wounded soldier to a place of safety. He later reorganized a patrol to search for missing members of his raiding party. Near Meurcy Farm, July 28, Lieutenant Bootz gallantly led his company until he was severely wounded. He then continued to direct the operations of his organization until the position was consolidated.
General Orders No. No. 55, W.D., 1920
Home Town: New York, NY

BORDKAS, GUS
Private, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 354th Infantry Regiment, 89th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 1, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Gus Bordkas, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Barricourt, France, November 1, 1918. Private Bordkas showed great bravery and extraordinary heroism by dressing and evacuating the wounded under a terrific shell fire. While advancing with the front echelon he saw a comrade fall when a withering machine- gun fire was encountered, and without hesitation ran to his rescue, carrying the wounded man to the shelter of a shell hole.
General Orders No. 44, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Kansas City, MO

BORDVICK, MONRED A.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company C, 132d Infantry Regiment, 33d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 8, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Monred A. Bordvick, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Consenvoye, France, October 8, 1918. In charge of a flank patrol of four men during an attack, he entered a village occupied by the enemy in force, and captured forty- two prisoners and three machine guns which were holding up the advance of the battalion from the left flank. He displayed marked courage and ability as a leader.
General Orders 71, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Chicago, IL

BORETZ, HARRY
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company H, 107th Infantry Regiment, 27th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 18, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Harry Boretz, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Arbre Guernon, Belgium, October 18, 1918. Although severely wounded and ordered to dressing station, Corporal Boretz returned to the front lines, rejoined his company and voluntarily joined a patrol which attacked and routed enemy machine-gun crews. The officer in command of the patrol having been killed, corporal Boretz assumed command thereof and directed the capture of an enemy machine-gun crew of four men.
General Orders No. No. 16, W.D., 1923
Home Town: New York, NY

BORKUS, THOMAS
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company B, 1st Engineers, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 9, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Thomas Borkus, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Exermont, France, October 9, 1918. Upon his own initiative, Corporal Borkus, with another soldier, displayed notable courage in attacking two machine guns which were hindering the advance. Undaunted by the heavy machine-gun fire, they poured deadly rifle fire upon the enemy gunners, and forced them to flee toward our attacking troops, who captured them.
General Orders No. 32, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Chicago, IL

BORST, RALPH P.
Regimental Supply Sergeant, 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 Ralph P. Borst, Regimental Supply Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Crezancy, France, July 15, 1918. Hearing that the wounded at a dressing station had no means of evacuation, Sergeant Borst took four escort wagons over shell-swept territory and carried the men to an ambulance stations. He then established ambulance service between this point and his battalion dressing station.
General Orders No. 32, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Syracuse, NY

BORTON, EDWARD W.
Private, U.S. Army
Machine-Gun Company, 364th Infantry Regiment, 91st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 4, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Edward W. Borton, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Eclisfontaine, France, October 4, 1918. After obtaining permission to go to the aid of wounded soldiers Private Borton 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: Taft, CA

BOSONE, PETER P.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company F, 362d Infantry Regiment, 91st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 26 - October 12, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Peter P. Bosone, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action during the Argonne offensive, France, September 26 to October 12, 1918. Sergeant Bosone was knocked unconscious by shell fire, but after recovering immediately continued in action, thus setting a good example of devotion to duty to his men.
General Orders No. 2, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Bingham, UT

BOSTON, WILLIE
Private, U.S. Army
Machine-Gun Company, 371st Infantry Regiment, 93d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 29, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Willie Boston, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Ardeuil, France, September 29, 1918. With three other soldiers, Private Boston crawled 200 yards ahead of our line under violent machine-gun fire and rescued an officer who was lying mortally wounded in a shell hole.
General Orders No. 46, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Roopville, GA

BOTELLE, GEORGE W.
Private, U.S. Army
Company C, 308th Infantry Regiment, 77th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 4, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to George W. Botelle, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Charlevaux Mill, France, October 4, 1918. Private Botelle repeatedly carried messages over ground swept by intense enemy fire. When his battalion had been surrounded and several other runners had been killed or wounded in the attempt, he volunteered to carry a message through the enemy lines to the regimental post of command, being severely wounded in the performance of this mission.
General Orders 71, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Waterbury, CT

BOTHWELL, EUGENE
Private, U.S. Army
Company K, 7th Infantry Regiment, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 15, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Eugene Bothwell, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Fossoy, France, July 15, 1918. Through the heavy artillery preparation of the enemy of July 15, Private Bothwell volunteered and carried a message over an entirely strange route. He successfully completed his mission and returned with the answer.
General Orders No. 44, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Tonawanda, NY

BOTSFORD, NORMAN L.
First Lieutenant, 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 Norman L. Botsford, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Montfaucon, France, September 28, 1918. Although suffering from a painful shell wound while leading his platoon, Lieutenant Botsford declined to receive medical attention. He courageously kept on in the advance, bravely leading his men under extremely heavy shell and machine-gun fire until he collapsed. His devotion to duty and example in his wounded condition was a great inspiration to his men.
General Orders No. No. 56, W.D., 1922
Home Town: Pittsburgh, PA

BOUCHARD, JOSEPH A.
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 Joseph A. Bouchard, 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 Bouchard directed and assisted in the removal of the inflammable material, and placed 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: Detroit, MI

BOUCHER, ADELARDE
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Headquarters Company, 101st Infantry Regiment, 26th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 23 - 26, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Adelarde Boucher, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action in the Belie Bois, October 23 - 26, 1918. During three days of intense shelling and concentrated machine-gun fire, Private Boucher acted as guide and liaison runner for the several units of his regiment, time and again, both day and night, passing through the heavy fire, keeping contact with all adjacent units. He played a very strong part in maintaining the excellent liaison, and aided materially in the efficient distribution of ammunition throughout the entire attack.
General Orders 64, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Fitchburg, MA

BOUGHAN, JOSEPH F.
Private, U.S. Army
Company C, 101st Infantry Regiment, 26th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 27, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Joseph F. Boughan, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action north of Verdun, France, October 27, 1918. While advancing with the first wave Private Boughan, with another soldier, attacked a machine-gun nest and killed two of the crew. He accomplished this feat only after a hand-to-hand encounter, in which he was severely wounded.
General Orders No. 21, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Newton, MA

BOUGIE, JAMES
Private, U.S. Army
Sanitary Detachment, 106th Infantry Regiment, 27th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 29, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to James Bougie, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Ronssoy, France, September 29, 1918. During operations against the Hindenburg line Private Bougie went forward under a heavy shell and machine-gun fire and brought in wounded comrades, continuing his work even after he himself had been wounded.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Brooklyn, NY

BOURDON, WILLIAM R.
Captain, U.S. Army
124th Machine-Gun Battalion, 33d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 26, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to William R. Bourdon, Captain, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Bois- de-Forges, France, September 26, 1918. Captain Bourdon (then first lieutenant) was advancing with his platoon, when it came under heavy enemy machine-gun fire from a small clump of woods. Ordering his men to take cover, he went forward alone, located the machine gun, and killed the gunner.
General Orders No. 46, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Minneapolis, MN

*BOURLAND, WILLIAM P.
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
Company C, 1st Engineers, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 8 - 9, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to William P. Bourland, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Verdun, France, October 8 - 9, 1918. On October 8, leading his company to the assault of a hill, First Lieutenant Bourland captured many prisoners and machine guns. On October 9, while defending the hill, the enemy launched a counterattack of greatly superior numbers, but, in the face of great danger, Lieutenant Bourland proceeded to an outpost, and by skillful direction he contributed greatly to the successful defense of the hill. He was killed while in command at this outpost.
General Orders No. 27, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Rock Springs, TX

*BOURNE, RUSSEL K.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Battery C, 103d Field Artillery, 26th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October, 24, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Russel K. Bourne, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Samogneux, France, October, 24, 1918. After his place had received two direct hits, Corporal Bourne refused to seek safety and helped to carry a wounded comrade across a terrifically shelled area. While in the performance of this task he was instantly killed.
General Orders No. 21, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Manville, RI

BOUSTEAD, GEORGE R.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company M, 168th Infantry Regiment, 42d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 28, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to George R. Boustead, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action in France. Corporal Boustead distinguished himself northeast of Chateau-Thierry, France, on July 28, 1918, when, as the leader of a squad of four men, he raided an enemy machine-gun nest held by twelve Germans. As a result of this daring work one of the enemy was killed, the other eleven captured, and their four machine guns turned upon the retreating foe.
General Orders No. No. 108, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Woodbine, IA

*BOUTON, ARTHUR E.
Major, U.S. Army
9th Infantry Regiment, 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 18, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Arthur E. Bouton, Major, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Soissons, France, July 18, 1918. Major Bouton exhibition of dash and courage in leading an assaulting line against enemy machine-gun nests under terrific artillery fire and the successful protection of his left flank, which became exposed when liaison was broken, aided materially the success of the whole attack. He was killed by shell fire while leading his battalion in the assault.
General Orders No. No. 116, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Trumansburg, NY

*BOWER, JAMES R.
Private, U.S. Army
Company L, 362d Infantry Regiment, 91st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 29, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to James R. Bower, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Gesnes, France, September 29, 1918. Private Bower was with his company commander and three other soldiers, firing at Germans in trees, when he observed another group of the enemy about to open fire on his party. He directed attention toward the enemy in order to warn his company commander and the other soldiers. In so doing he drew the first shots from the Germans and was killed.
General Orders No. 13, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Pasadena, CA

BOWES, DAVID M.
Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army
304th Brigade, Tank Corps, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 26, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to David M. Bowes, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Varennes, France, September 26, 1918. Second Lieutenant Bowes crawled forward under heavy fire at the risk of his own life and rescued a wounded soldier, who was lying about 150 meters in front of the trenches occupied by the advanced Infantry.
General Orders No. 20, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Bath, NY

BOWLES, ELVER J.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
308th Battery, 158th Field Artillery Brigade, 83d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 23, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Elver J. Bowles, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Brabant-sur-Meuse, France, October 23, 1918. During an offensive action in the Bois-sois Bols, Sergeant Bowles remained in the open under direct fire of machine gun and artillery, assisting another soldier in operating a trench mortar for 57 minutes, firing 230 bombs. Repeatedly knocked down from concussion from exploding shells and bombs, he remained at his post until exhausted.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Columbus, OH

*BOWLES, WHITNEY
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company L, 107th Infantry Regiment, 27th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 29, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Whitney Bowles, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Le Catelet, France, September 29, 1918. After the advance had ceased Sergeant Bowles exposed himself to intense machine-gun fire in order to place the remains of his platoon in shell holes, and organize his platoon for defense. Later learning that an officer of another company lay severely wounded a short distance in front of our lines, Sergeant Bowles unhesitatingly advanced into heavy machine-gun fire toward the officer to rescue him. He was killed while attempting the rescue.
General Orders No. No. 16, W.D., 1920
Home Town: Forest Hills, NY

BOWMAN, SILAS E.
Private, U.S. Army
Company F, 117th Infantry Regiment, 30th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 7 - 9, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Silas E. Bowman, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Premont, France, October 7 - 9, 1918. For three successive days Private Bowman carried messages over ground swept by machine-gun fire and heavy shelling. He disregarded personal safety, and was instrumental in establishing liaison with units in the vicinity.
General Orders No. 44, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Johnson City, TN

BOYATT, CHARLES H.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company L, 131st Infantry Regiment, 33d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 10, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Charles H. Boyatt, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Bois-de-Harville, France, November 10, 1918. Advancing through a clearing in the woods subjected to heavy fire, Corporal Boyatt with another soldier, flanked and destroyed an enemy machine-gun nest, capturing prisoners, and allowing their company to resume the advance.
General Orders No. No. 17, W.D., 1924
Home Town: Chicago, IL

BOYD, CLYDE M.
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Headquarters Company, 166th Infantry Regiment, 42d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 14 & 15, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Clyde M. Boyd, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Suippes, France, July 14 & 15, 1918. Private Boyd’s position as 37-millimeter gunner was subjected to an all-night shelling, so intense that, although wounded, he would not allow his comrades to carry him to safety until the bombardment slackened. He remained for three hours after being wounded, and when examined it was found that he had received 22 wounds.
General Orders No. 21, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Payne, OH

*BOYD, JOSEPH A.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company B, 7th Infantry Regiment, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 12 & 14, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Joseph A. Boyd, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action during the Meuse-Argonne offensive, France, October 12 and 14, 1918. Sergeant Boyd returned to his company on October 11, and due to his poor physical condition on account of wounds received in June he was directed to remain with the kitchen. Upon hearing of the heavy casualties of officers and noncommissioned officers in his company he voluntarily joined his company and showed great initiative in leading a platoon in the attack of October 12. On October 14, while gallantly leading his platoon in attack, Sergeant Boyd was killed by shell fire.
General Orders No. No. 10, W.D., 1920
Home Town: Scipio, OK

BOYD, LAYTON A.
Private, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 2d Engineers, 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 9, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Layton A. Boyd, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Medeah Ferme, France, October 9, 1918. Exposed to enemy sniper and machine-gun fire, Private Boyd went in front of our lines to administer aid to a wounded officer, and also to wounded enemy troops. He also crawled to within 50 feet of an enemy machine gun and assisted in bringing a wounded comrade to safety.
General Orders No. 23, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Nowata, OK

BOYD, LOGAN W.
Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army
117th Infantry Regiment, 30th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 29, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Logan W. Boyd, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Bellicourt, France, September 29, 1918. Assuming command of his company after all other company officers had become casualties or were lost in the fog, Lieutenant Boyd, although wounded in the arm by shell fragments, skillfully led his company forward under a heavy hostile artillery fire until their objective was reached and the position consolidated, when he consented to go to the rear for treatment. During the advance through the heavy fog Lieutenant Boyd, by his personal leadership, kept the company intact, thereby making possible the capture of 100 prisoners by his organization.
General Orders No. No. 43, W.D., 1922
Home Town: Knoxfille, TN

*BOYD, RICHARD H.
Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army
117th Infantry Regiment, 30th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 17, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Richard H. Boyd, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near La Haie Menneresse, France, October 17, 1918. After his platoon had suffered severe casualties, and his ammunition entirely exhausted, Lieutenant Boyd went about the town under annihilating fire to collect the stragglers. With a few he managed to collect, he attacked and put out of action three enemy machine-gun nests, after which he reported to the front line. Here he voluntarily exposed himself in assisting wounded from the face of murderous fire, and while standing in full view of the enemy, directing his men to seek shelter, he was killed by a shell explosion.
General Orders 64, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Knoxville, TN

BOYD, WILLIAM C.
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
117th Infantry Regiment, 30th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 7, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to William C. Boyd, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Ponchaux, France, October 7, 1918. During the attack of his company, displaying exceptional bravery and disregard of personal danger, Lieutenant Boyd went forward in the face of a heavy machine-gun fire, and in full view of the enemy carried a badly wounded soldier to safety in a near-by shell hole. His gallant conduct was an excellent example and an inspiration to his company.
General Orders No. No. 4, W.D., 1923
Home Town: Knoxville, TN

BOYKIN, SAMUEL V.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company B, 105th Infantry Regiment, 27th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 20, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Samuel V. Boykin, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action east of Ronssoy, France, September 20, 1918. During the operation, against the Hindenburg line, Sergeant Boykin, with an officer and two other sergeants, occupied an outpost position in advance of the line, which was attacked by a superior force of the enemy. Sergeant Boykin assisted in repulsing this attack and in killing 10 Germans, capturing 5, and driving off the others. The bravery and determination displayed by this group was an inspiration to all who witnessed it.
General Orders No. 20, W.D., 1919
Home Town: New York, NY

BOYLE, J. EDWARD
Captain, U.S. Army
110th Infantry Regiment, 28th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 26, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to J. Edward Boyle, Captain, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Varennes, France, September 26, 1918. While bringing his company into position Captain Boyle was severely wounded, being struck in eleven places by fragments of high-explosive shells. Seeing that his being wounded and the enemy fire had caused some disorganization of his command, he assembled his platoon and section leaders, assigned them their missions and although bleeding profusely, set them an example of coolness and bravery. Inspired by his bravery, the company moved forward, getting into action at a critical period of the fight.
General Orders 64, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Beaver Falls, PA

BOYLE, JAMES B.
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
115th Infantry Regiment, 29th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 8, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to James B. Boyle, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Verdun, France, October 8, 1918. During an offensive of his organization, on the edge of Consenvoye Wood, Lieutenant Boyle led a flanking attack on the enemy, and by the skillful handling of his platoon captured two machine guns and opened a way for an advance which resulted in clearing the wood of the enemy and greatly assisted in obtaining our objective. Later Lieutenant Boyle was severely wounded while leading a wire-carrying party through, a heavy artillery barrage, refusing first aid until a soldier, wounded at the same time, had been attended to.
General Orders No. 2, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Baltimore, MD

*BOYLE, JUNIUS I.
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
147th Infantry Regiment, 37th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 11, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Junius I. Boyle, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action in the Bois Dommartin, northwest of Thiaucourt, France, October 11, 1918. First Lieutenant Boyle voluntarily and alone made a reconnaissance of the Bois Dommartin, a strongly fortified enemy position, and returned with valuable information. Later, accompanied by another soldier, he again made a reconnaissance, and while returning with valuable information was attacked by a superior enemy force and killed.
General Orders No. 68, W.D., 1920
Home Town: Baltimore, MD

BOYLE, WILLIAM J.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Machine-Gun Company, 9th Infantry Regiment, 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 5, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to William J. Boyle, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Medeah Ferme, France, October 5, 1918. Corporal Boyle saved the lives of many of his comrades by killing two enemy machine gunners and putting the guns out of action.
General Orders No. 46, W.D., 1919
Home Town: New York, NY

BOYSEN, ERNEST J.
Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army
305th Infantry Regiment, 77th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 1, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Ernest J. Boysen, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Champigneulles, France, November 1, 1918. When his platoon was held up by fire from enemy machine-guns and snipers, Lieutenant Boysen went forward in advance of his platoon, in disregard for personal danger; and, with a rifle, brought down three enemy snipers, and drove off the enemy machine-gunners, thereby enabling his platoon to resume its advance.
General Orders 81, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Harlan, IA

*BOZARTH, LOUIS
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company F, 315th Supply Train, 90th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 8, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Louis Bozarth, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Madeleine Farm, France, November 8, 1918. While driving a supply train truck Corporal Bozarth was severely wounded in the left leg by fragment of an enemy high-explosive shell and the truck was badly damaged by shellfire. Assisted by his helper, he made temporary repairs and drove the truck to its destination. He later died as a result of the wounds received.
General Orders No. 60, W.D., 1920
Home Town: El Paso, TX

*BOZENHART, ERNEST G.
Private, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 147th Infantry Regiment, 37th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 29, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Ernest G. Bozenhart, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Ivoiry, France, September 29, 1918 Making his way through heavy artillery and machine-gun fire, Private Bozenhart rendered valuable medical treatment to the wounded and assisted in bringing the men to safety and forwarding them to a first-aid station. In the performance of his duties he was shortly afterwards killed.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Toledo, OH

BRACEY, JAMES E.
Sergeant First Class, U.S. Army
Company A, 1st Engineers, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 9, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to James E. Bracey, Sergeant First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action north of Exermont, France, October 9, 1918. During the attack on Hill 269, when his group came under direct machine-gun fire, Sergeant Bracey skillfully advanced his men and then alone he rushed and captured the enemy gunner. His gallant act enabled other members of his group to close in on the enemy without loss, capturing the gun and forcing five of the enemy to surrender.
General Orders No. 72, W.D., 1920
Home Town: Rowland, NC

BRACKETT, ALBERT C.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company D, 103d Infantry Regiment, 26th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 26,1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Albert C. Brackett, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Marcheville, France, September 26, 1918. Although he was severely wounded, Sergeant Brackett insisted upon continuing his duties. Under severe fire from snipers, machine guns, and artillery, he repeatedly stood up in the open, offering himself as a target for the snipers in order to locate their positions.
General Orders No. No. 142, W.D., 1918
Home Town: South Paris, ME

BRADBURY, ARTHUR W.
Captain, 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 Arthur W. Bradbury, Captain, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Gesnes, France, September 29, 1918. Severely wounded while his battalion was attacking Gesnes, Captain Bradbury refused to be evacuated. Though unable to walk, he remained in active command of his battalion during a critical period of the engagement, until the objective had been gained, his own battalion and the one on his left reorganized, the occupied position consolidated, and food and water procured for his men.
General Orders No. 59, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Seattle, WA

BRADFIELD, WALTER E.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company H, 142d Infantry Regiment, 36th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 8, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Walter E. Bradfield, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near St. Etienne, France, October 8, 1918. While advancing with his company, Corporal Bradfield was wounded in the hip by a sniper who was inflicting severe losses on the company. Crawling forward, he killed this sniper, and continued in action even after receiving a second wound. He refused to go to the rear until he was ordered to do so by his company commander.
General Orders 66, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Sapula, OK

BRADFORD, JOSEPH W.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company M, 16th Infantry Regiment, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 4, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Joseph W. Bradford, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action in the Argonne-Meuse offensive, October 4, 1918. Consolidating remnants of other platoons with his own, Sergeant Bradford advanced against violent machine-gun fire of the enemy. He directed an attack against two nests, which were reduced and his objective gained. While reconnoitering in front of his objective, he was severely wounded.
General Orders No. 46, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Brockton, MA

BRADFORD, THOMAS C.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company B, 167th Infantry Regiment, 42d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 26, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Thomas C. Bradford, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Bois-de-la-Fere, France, July 26, 1918. While advancing under intense machine- gun fire, Sergeant Bradford was severely wounded in the jaw but refused to be evacuated or to have his wounds dressed. Observing that the company was moving to a forward position, he motioned the men of his platoon to follow him and continued leading them until his weakened condition made it impossible for him to advance further.
General Orders No. 8, W.D., 1935
Home Town: Birmingham, AL

BRADLEY, JOSEPH L.
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Company L, 9th Infantry Regiment, 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 8, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Joseph L. Bradley, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Medeah Ferme, France, October 8, 1918. Without regard for his own safety, Private Bradley worked unceasingly as a stretcher bearer, caring for the wounded of other companies, as well as of those of his own, and inspiring others to greater efforts by his example of courage and endurance
General Orders 78, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Marshall, NC

BRADLEY, MANLEY
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company D, 317th Infantry Regiment, 80th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 5, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Manley Bradley, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Nantillois, France, October 5, 1918. Sergeant Bradley was wounded in the head while leading his platoon across a valley swept by machine-gun fire, but he continued to lead his men on to their objective, refusing to report to the dressing station until he was ordered to do so.
General Orders No. 46, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Montebello, VA

BRADLEY, PAUL W.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Machine-Gun Company, 165th Infantry Regiment, 42d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: April 26, July 29, & October 14, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Paul W. Bradley, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Ancerviller, France, April 26, 1918, near Meurcy Farms, France, July 29, 1918; and near Landres-et-St. Georges, France, October 14, 1918. When an enemy shell struck the gun position of his squad near Ancerviller, France, severely wounding him, Corporal Bradley (then a private), coolly removed the gun to a place of safety and returned for the tripod, being wounded for a second time in so doing. Near Meurcy Farm, this soldier assumed leadership of his squad after his corporal was severely wounded in the arm by a machine gun bullet, until the objective had been taken and the line firmly established. During the advance on the enemy position near Landres-et-St. Georges, Corporal Bradley again displayed conspicuous coolness and courage in taking charge of his section, after the section sergeant had been wounded, and directing the placing and firing of the guns.
General Orders 78, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Short Hills, NJ

BRADLEY, ROE
Private, U.S. Army
Company F, 118th Infantry Regiment, 30th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 8, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Roe Bradley, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Brancourt, France, October 8, 1918. When a party of twenty-five of the enemy threatened the advance by machine-gun fire from a sunken road, Private Bradley, who was ahead of the front line, quickly got his automatic rifle into action, and, by well-directed enfilading fire, killed a large number of the enemy, capturing the remainder. His timely act prevented an interruption of the attack.
General Orders 78, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Glendale, SC

*BRADSHAW, HOWARD W.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company A, 61st Infantry Regiment, 5th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 14, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Howard W. Bradshaw, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Cunel, France, October 14, 1918. His Company being left without officers, Sergeant Bradshaw reorganized the company under severe shell fire. With absolute disregard for his personal safety he led the company against machine-gun emplacements until he was killed.
General Orders No. 20, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Akron, OH

BRADSNYDER, HENRY
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company G, 102d Infantry Regiment, 26th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 23, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Henry Bradsnyder, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Verdun, France, October 23, 1918. Accompanied by his lieutenant, Corporal Bradsnyder charged two machine-gun nests which were causing heavy losses in our ranks. To reach the positions it was necessary to pass through an intense machine-gun and artillery fire. The first gun was successfully reached, a German officer and one of the gun crew killed and the gun captured. In the dash for the second gun the lieutenant was severely wounded. Corporal Bradsnyder gave him first-aid treatment and remained with him, protecting him from death or capture until aid arrived some time later.
General Orders No. 44, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Thompsonville, CT

BRADY, CLIFFORD N.
Private, U.S. Army
Company K, 357th Infantry Regiment, 90th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 23 - 24, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Clifford N. Brady, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Bantheville, France, October 23 - 24, 1918. On many occasions, while his battalion was holding a position, Private Brady crawled far in advance of the outposts and with glasses and compass located enemy machine-gun positions. His work was done under most hazardous conditions and heaviest fire, but he succeeded after all other attempts had proved fatal.
General Orders No. 46, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Enid, OK

BRADY, DALTON E.
Captain, U.S. Army
60th Infantry Regiment, 5th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 14, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Dalton E. Brady, Captain, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Cunel, France, October 14, 1918. In the face of heavy machine-gun and shell fire Captain Brady left a sheltered position to go to the rescue of First Sergeant Kenneth Romaine, who was lying wounded some distance away in a shell hole upon which the enemy was directing a heavy machine-gun fire. With utter disregard for his own personal safety, he carried the wounded sergeant through the terrific machine-gun and shell fire to a place of safety.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: French Creek, WV

BRADY, FRANCIS M.
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
9th Machine-Gun Battalion, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 12, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Francis M. Brady, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Cunel, France, October 12, 1918. Lieutenant Brady led his platoon over 300 meters of open ground, attacking and capturing five enemy machine guns with their officers and crews, thereby saving many lives and establishing liaison with the troops on his right. He re- crossed the open ground to report his location. Despite intense artillery fire, he held the captured position for 48 hours, and with a loader personally silenced two enemy machine-guns which were enfilading the troops advancing to his support.
General Orders No. 26, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Yonkers, NY

BRAGG, JAMES W.
Private, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 308th Infantry Regiment, 77th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 2 - 7, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to James W. Bragg, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Binarville, France, October 2 - 7, 1918. Private Bragg was on duty with a detachment of his regiment which was cut off and surrounded by the enemy in the Argonne Forest, France, for five days. Though he was without food throughout this period, he continued to render first aid to the wounded, exposing himself to heavy shell and machine-gun fire at the risk of his life until he was completely exhausted.
General Orders No. 20, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Webster County, WV

BRAMBLE, EDWIN D.
Private, U.S. Army
Headquarters Company, 102d Infantry Regiment, 26th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 26, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Edwin D. Bramble, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Marcheville, France, September 26, 1918. Private Bramble performed valuable service in maintaining communication by voluntarily repairing telephone lines under a violent artillery bombardment. While so engaged he was seriously wounded.
General Orders No. No. 139, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Mapleton, IA

*BRANDT, ARTHUR F.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company E, 168th Infantry Regiment, 42d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 16, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Arthur F. Brandt, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action northeast of Verdun, France, October 16, 1918. After his company had been in action three days during the attack on the Cote-de-Chatillon, and was to be relieved, Corporal Brandt volunteered to guide the company to a position of security in the rear which he had selected. While the relief was being made under shell fire, this soldier and four others were severely wounded by a bursting shell. Realizing that his wound would prove fatal, Corporal Brandt, while being carried on a stretcher, indicated the route to be taken by the company, being wounded in the face and scarcely able to talk. Through his extraordinary fortitude and will power the company was able to reach its position over difficult terrain and under enemy fire. Corporal Brandt died from his wounds next day.
General Orders No. 32, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Pottsville, IA

BRANDT, LENNO H.
Corporal, 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 Lenno H. Brandt, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Fleville, France, October 4, 1918. Corporal Brandt, with one companion, advanced ahead of his organization, exposed to heavy fire, and silenced an enemy machine-gun nest which had halted his company.
General Orders No. No. 35, W.D., 1920
Home Town: Boone, IA

BRANSON, WALTER W.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company F, 16th Infantry Regiment, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 19, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Walter W. Branson, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Soissons, France, July 19, 1918. Upon finding six men who during the advance had become separated from their companies, he voluntarily organized them into a detachment, led an attack upon two machine guns, killed seven of the crew, and captured five.
General Orders No. 15, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Evansville, IN

BRANT, FRANK A.
Private, U.S. Army
Company H, 168th Infantry Regiment, 42d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: May 17 - 18, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Frank A. Brant, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action during an enemy raid on G.C. #11, C.R. Chamois sector, France, on the night of May 17 - 18, 1918. When about ten of the enemy, intent on securing prisoners and, supported by hand grenades and rifle fire, penetrated our lines, Private Brant and three companions displayed exceptional bravery and fortitude when they fought them hand-to-hand and succeeded in killing one and dispersing the remainder of this superior force.
General Orders No. 8, W.D., 1934
Home Town: Azallia, MI

BRANTLEY, ROBERT CLINE
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company D, 1st Gas Regiment, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 26, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Robert Cline Brantley, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Malancourt Woods, France, September 26, 1918. After his detachment had been ordered to the rear, Sergeant Brantley remained to administer first aid to a wounded comrade, bringing him to safety, through withering machine-gun fire.
General Orders 87, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Monterey, CA

BRAUN, GUSTAV J.
Captain, U.S. Army
47th Infantry Regiment, 4th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 29 - 30, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Gustav J. Braun, Captain, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Sergy, France, July 29 - 30, 1918. No medical officer or first-aid man being present, Captain Braun, then first lieutenant and battalion liaison officer, established a first-aid station and worked throughout the day and night dressing the wounded. On both days he repeatedly went out himself in the most intense shell fire and carried wounded men to shelter. When the water supply was exhausted, he made several trips through heavy machine-gun fire and filled canteens at water holes and a creek in front of the line.
General Orders No. 46, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Indianapolis, IN

BRAUN, PAUL
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company C, 26th Infantry Regiment, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 21, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Paul Braun, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action in the battle near Soissons, France, July 21, 1918. Sergeant Braun lead his platoon against a machine-gun, captured the gun, and killed its crew.
General Orders No. No. 132, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Philadelphia, PA

BRAUNGARDT, LAFAYETTE
Private, U.S. Army
Battery F, 10th Field Artillery, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 15, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Lafayette Braungardt, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Greves Farm, France, July 15, 1918. Responding to a call for volunteers, Private Braungardt, with eight other soldiers, manned two guns of a French battery, which had been deserted by the French during the unprecedented fire, after many casualties had been inflicted on their forces. For two hours he remained at his post and poured an effective fire into the ranks of the enemy.
General Orders No. 46, W.D., 1919
Home Town: St. Louis, MO

BREAKEY, JOHN W.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company H, 131st Infantry Regiment, 33d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: August 9, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to John W. Breakey, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Chipilly Ridge, France, August 9, 1918. After being shot through both legs, Sergeant Breakey gallantly continued to perform his duty, charging one machine-gun nest after another, until the objective was reached.
General Orders No. No. 128, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Chicago, IL

*BRECKENRIDGE, ROBERT M.
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Company H, 365th Infantry Regiment, 92d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 29, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Robert M. Breckenridge, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Ferme de Bel-Air, France, October 29, 1918. Although severely wounded in the leg from shell fire, Private Breckenridge, an automatic rifleman, continued in action, crawled forward for a distance of 100 yards to a position where he obtained a better field of fire, and assisted preventing any enemy party from taking a position on the company flank. In spite of his wound, Private Breckenridge continued to use his weapon with great courage and skill until he was killed by enemy machine-gun fire.
General Orders No. 31, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Hennessy, OK

BRECKINRIDGE, LUCIEN S.
Captain, U.S. Army
308th Infantry Regiment, 77th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 14, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Lucien S. Breckinridge, Captain, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Grand Pre, France, October 14, 1918. After bridges over the Meuse River having been destroyed by artillery fire, Captain Breckenridge, who had been ordered to cross the river with his battalion, personally reconnoitered the banks of the river in utter disregard for his own safety until he found a ford. He then led his command across the stream under intense machine-gun and artillery fire, and established a position on the heights of the opposite bank.
General Orders 78, W.D., 1919
Home Town: New York, NY

BREEDEN, ELDON
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
357th Infantry Regiment, 90th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 12, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Eldon Breeden, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Fey-en-Haye, France, September 12, 1918. Though he had been wounded in the side by a machine-gun bullet, Lieutenant Breeden refused medical aid until he had led his platoon to its objective.
General Orders 78, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Medford, OK

*BREEDING, DICK B.
Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army
Company A, 167th Infantry Regiment, 42d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: May 12, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Dick B. Breeding, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Vacqueville, France, May 12, 1918. Lieutenant Breeding had been out with a patrol into the enemy's lines when it was discovered that one member of the patrol was missing. Lieutenant Breeding with another officer volunteered to return into the enemy lines in search of the missing man, thereby setting an example of determination, energy, and bravery. They proceeded on their mission and, while looking for the missing man discovered one of the enemy lurking in the bushes, whereupon Lieutenant Breeding shot and killed him, bringing the body into the American lines. Valuable information was obtained which aided materially in the later action of the command. Lieutenant Breeding was killed in action on July 28, 1918.
General Orders No. No. 12, W.D., 1929
Home Town: Holdenville, OK

BREEN, VINCENT C.
Captain, U.S. Army
101st Infantry Regiment, 26th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 27, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Vincent C. Breen, Captain, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action in the Bois Belleau north of Verdun, France, October 27, 1918. Curing the attack made to retake the woods lost by the retirement of our units, Captain Breen was severely wounded in the arm. After receiving first aid he again led his company forward through heavy fire until wounded a second time, this time in the shoulder. It was largely due to his courage and initiative that his company was able to advance to take its objective.
General Orders No. No. 39, W.D., 1920
Home Town: Boston, MA

BREGGER, THOMAS
Private, U.S. Army
Hospital Corps, 7th Infantry Regiment, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 22 - 25, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Thomas Bregger, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near La Tulerie Farm, France, July 22 and near Le Channel, France, July 25, 1918. Private Bregger displayed exceptional courage while caring for the wounded soldiers of his battalion while under intense machine-gun and artillery fire. His efforts were unceasing, for a long period he was the only hospital corps man on duty, and when the battalion was relieved he voluntarily remained on duty, staying with the wounded throughout the night under the severe artillery fire.
General Orders 64, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Ithaca, NY

BREKKE, OLAF
Private, U.S. Army
Company C, 58th Infantry Regiment, 4th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 2 - 5, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Olaf Brekke, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Nantillois, France, October 2 - 5, 1918. Though wounded in the chest by shrapnel, he refused to be evacuated, continuing his duties as runner for three days, till his organization was relieved. He showed marked personal heroism in performing dangerous missions, exposing himself to heavy artillery and machine-gun fire.
General Orders 81, W.D., 1919
Home Town: South Fergus Falls, MN

*BREMER, HERMAN F.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Machine-Gun Company, 119th Infantry Regiment, 30th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 29, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Herman F. Bremer, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Bellicourt, France, September 29, 1918. Sergeant Bremer displayed coolness, excellent judgment, and efficient leadership in keeping his platoon intact, while advancing with the regiment. Exposed to fire from all sides, he set his guns and engaged the enemy. While leading his men to a new position, he was instantly killed.
General Orders No. 21, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Charleston, SC

BREMNER, FRANK M.
Private, U.S. Army
Company G, 131st Infantry Regiment, 33d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: August 9, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Frank M. Bremner, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Chipilly Ridge, France, August 9, 1918. When an enemy machine-gun was holding up our advance, he worked out alone in advance of our front lines, and getting in rear of the hostile position, captured the enemy gun and its crew. While advancing, Private Bremmer showed utter disregard of the heavy artillery and machine-gun fire to which he was subjected.
General Orders 71, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Chicago, IL

BRENNAN, ELMER W.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company D, 125th Infantry Regiment, 32d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 31, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Elmer W. Brennan, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action in and near Cierges, northeast of Chateau-Thierry, France, July 31, 1918. During the heavy shelling in the Bois De Grimpettes, Corporal Brennan rendered himself conspicuous by exposing himself to great personal danger in order to give aid to wound companions, frequently searching the woods for wounded soldiers. He aided seven comrades who had been badly wounded to places of safety. That afternoon he conducted a liaison officer from the position his company occupied forward through a barrage to the town of Cierges. When this officer had been wounded and gasses, Corporal Brennan assisted him to reach his destination and deliver his message.
General Orders No. No. 139, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Detroit, MI

BRENNAN, HUGH F.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company K, 328th Infantry Regiment, 82d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 8 - 13, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Hugh F. Brennan, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Fleville, France, October 8 - 13, 1918. After being severely wounded in the shoulder by a machine-gun bullet, Sergeant Brennan refused to be evacuated but remained in command of his company, to which he had succeeded after all the officers had become casualties. For four days he led his men in the operations against the enemy, though he was suffering severely, until his wound became infected and he was evacuated against his protest.
General Orders 78, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Pittsburgh, PA

BRENNAN, MATTHEW
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company B, 165th Infantry Regiment, 42d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 15, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Matthew Brennan, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Landres-et-St. Georges, France, October 15, 1918. After his platoon commander, platoon sergeant, and all other noncommissioned officers had become casualties, Corporal Brennan assumed command of his platoon, reorganized it under trying conditions, and continued the advance under heavy machine-gun and artillery fire, inspiring his men by his coolness and leader ship
General Orders 78, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Hoboken, NJ

BRENNER, JACOB P.
Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army
322d Field Artillery, 83d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 12, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Jacob P. Brenner, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Molleville Farm, France, October 12, 1918. As Executive Officer at a battery, and responsible for the prompt delivery of the barrage to repel a counterattack by the enemy, he remained under heavy fire at his post after being severely wounded, and successfully carried out his mission. His example of heroism was an inspiration to his men.
General Orders 71, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Youngstown, OH

BRENSTUHL, GEORGE
Private, U.S. Army
Company L, 166th Infantry Regiment, 42d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 15, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to George Brenstuhl, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near St. Georges, France, October 15, 1918. Seeing the only other company runner killed while delivering a message of vital importance, Private Brenstuhl crawled from shell hole to shell hole during a rain of machine-gun bullets, took the message from the dead man, and completed the mission.
General Orders No. 23, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Lancaster, OH

BRESLIN, JAMES E.
Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army
168th Infantry Regiment, 42d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 15, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to James E. Breslin, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Cote- de-Chatillon, France, October 15, 1918. Second Lieutenant Breslin was in charge of a combat liaison platoon during the offensive operations at Cote-de-Chatillon. When the leading companies were held up by intense concentrated machine-gun fire, he courageously led his platoon forward and penetrated the enemy's lines for a depth of 1 kilometer, his command being reduced by heavy casualties to only 12 men. In severe hand-to-hand fighting he captured 2 machine-gun nests and 40 prisoners, and obtained valuable information regarding the hostile positions, which enabled the leading companies to continue the advance.
General Orders No. 13, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Maiden, MA

BRESNAHAN, THOMAS F.
First Lieutenant, 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 Thomas F. Bresnahan, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Mezy, France, July 15, 1918. While acting as battalion signal officer Lieutenant Bresnahan organized a detachment of orderlies, runners, and casuals and attacked a German patrol, which was completely routed.
General Orders No. 23, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Fitchburg, MA

BRETT, SERENO E.
Major, U.S. Army
326th Battalion, Tank Corps, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 12, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Sereno E. Brett, Major, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Richecourt, France, September 12, 1918. On the opening day of the St. Mihiel offensive Major Brett led his battalion on foot from Richecourt to the Bois Quart De Reserve in the face of heavy machine-gun and artillery fire, and by his coolness and courage setting an example to the entire battalion.
General Orders No. 15, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Corvallis, OR

BREWER, GUY S.
Major, U.S. Army
168th Infantry Regiment, 42d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 12, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Guy S. Brewer, Major, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near St. Mihiel, France, September 12, 1918. Major Brewer personally led the assaulting wave of his battalion at St. Mihiel, continuing to the enemy's wire, despite the fact that he was wounded by a shell fragment. While directing his men through the wire entanglements his right arm was shattered by a machine-gun bullet, but he remained on the field for more than an hour directing the disposition of his forces and giving careful directions to the succeeding commander.
General Orders No. 26, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Des Moines, IA

BREWER, JOHN B.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company K, 9th Infantry Regiment, 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 18, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to John B. Brewer, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Soissons, France, July 18, 1918. Leading his platoon in attack, Sergeant Brewer encountered heavy machine-gun and shell fire, but he continued to press on, despite a severe wound which he received early in the fight. While his line was being held up by machine-gun fire he encouraged his men, despite a second wound which shortly after compelled his removal from the field.
General Orders No. 35, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Middletown, OH

BREWER, LOUIS M.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company H, 126th Infantry Regiment, 32d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 9, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Louis M. Brewer, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Romagne, France, October 9, 1918. When his platoon sergeant was severely wounded during an attack on enemy machine-gun nests, Corporal Brewer took command of the platoon and led it forward. In so doing he was himself wounded, but he refused to seek medical aid until the objective had been reached and the platoon reorganized.
General Orders No. 126, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Detroit, MI

BRICE, ARTHUR T., JR.
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
7th Infantry Regiment, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 15, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Arthur T. Brice, Jr., First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Bois d'Aigremont, France, July 15, 1918. With a total disregard for his own danger, Lieutenant Brice went into the Bois d'Aigremont under a heavy artillery fire, and led scattered troops to the new line of resistance near Fossoy where they were successfully employed against the enemy's advance. Later, he successfully led his company into Le Channel in the face of a heavy artillery and machine-gun fire, and cleared that town of the enemy.
General Orders 64, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Washington, DC

BRICKLEY, DAVID J.
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
101st Infantry Regiment, 26th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 23 - 24, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to David J. Brickley, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Verdun, France, October 23 - 24, 1918. Stubbornly resisting three strong enemy counterattacks, Lieutenant Brickley, without aid, went forward and by effective machine- gun fire drove the enemy from and captured a strong pill box which had been raising havoc in our ranks.
General Orders No. 46, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Dorchester, MA

BRIDENSTINE, LESLIE
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company F, 316th Engineers, 91st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 1, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Leslie Bridenstine, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Audenarde, Belgium, November 1, 1918. Sergeant Bridenstine volunteered to accompany an officer and three other soldiers on a reconnaissance patrol of the city of Audenarde. Entering under heavy shell fire, the party reconnoitered the city for seven hours, while it was still being patrolled by the enemy, advancing 2 kilometers in front of our own outposts and beyond those of the enemy.
General Orders No. 1, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Holtville, CA

BRIDGES, ALVIN O.
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Company D, 120th Infantry Regiment, 30th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 29, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Alvin O. Bridges, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Bellicourt, France, September 29, 1918. With eight other soldiers, comprising the company headquarters detachment, he assisted his company commander in cleaning out enemy dugouts along a canal and capturing 242 prisoners.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Jonesboro, NC

BRIGANDO, WILLIAM J.
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Company I, 102d Infantry Regiment, 26th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 27, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to William J. Brigando, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Verdun, France, October 27, 1918. During the attack on Hill 360, north of Verdun, on October 27, Private Brigando, in charge of a squad, made a desperate attempt to silence a machine gun which was holding up the advance of the entire company. The nature of the terrain made this attack more than hazardous, but Private Brigando nevertheless persisted until the entire squad, himself included, had become casualties.
General Orders No. 103, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Meriden, CT

BRIGGS, CHARLES A.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company D, 306th Machine-Gun Battalion, 77th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 29, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Charles A. Briggs, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action in the Foret D'Argonne, north of La Harazee, France, September 29, 1918. Knowing that his commanding officers and three soldiers had been shot down and reported killed, Sergeant Briggs volunteered, obtained permission, and passed into a zone of heavy and continuous machine-gun fire to where his comrades lay, to render first aid and to rescue them if alive, but unfortunately he found his comrades dead.
General Orders No. No. 128, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Binghamton, NY

BRIGHAM, GEORGE N.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company I, 47th Infantry Regiment, 4th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: August 10, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to George N. Brigham, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at St. Thibaut, France, August 10, 1918. Accompanied by another soldier, Corporal Brigham penetrated the enemy's lines and patrolled a sector from the north bank of the River Vesle to the town of Bazoche. These two men entered an enemy dugout and killed two Germans, at the same time locating a machine-gun emplacement. Corporal Brigham, though wounded, completed his mission before obtaining first aid.
General Orders No. 15, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Rockville, CT

BRIGHT, HORACE O.
First Lieutenant, 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 Horace O. Bright, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Belleau Bois, France, October 27, 1918. Although severely wounded by enemy machine-gun fire, Lieutenant Bright displayed exceptional bravery, courage, and devotion to duty when he reorganized his company and established a line of resistance which withstood continuous attacks at a critical point in the line. Despite his wounds, he remained in command and actively directed operations until relieved by another officer three hours later.
General Orders No. No. 2, W.D., 1932
Home Town: Cambridge, MA

BRIMER, FRANK M.
First Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company B, 348th Machine-Gun Battalion, 91st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 27 & 30, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Frank M. Brimer, First Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Eclisfontaine, France, September 27 & 30, 1918. First Sergeant Brimer exemplified in the highest degree the spirit of bravery, devotion to duty and self- sacrifice. Though he had been badly gassed during the action of September 27, he maintained liaison between his company and the battalion post of command, at one time carrying an important message from the front to the artillery. On September 29, though still suffering from the effects of gas, he refused to leave his company, and on a cold, rainy night brought up fresh ammunition over a rough unfamiliar road in the dark through heavy shell fire. He took part in the action on Tronsal Farm Hill September 30, assisting in the direction and control of fire of the machine guns of his company. In the evening of September 30 he was killed while taking a wounded soldier to the rear.
General Orders No. No. 129, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Los Angeles, CA

BRINDA, JOHN
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company B, 355th Infantry Regiment, 89th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 12, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to John Brinda, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Flirey, France, September 12, 1918. Without waiting orders Sergeant Brinda went forward against a concealed enemy machine gun which was holding up his platoon, killed the gunner, and captured four men, thereby enabling his platoon to continue the advance.
General Orders No. No. 128, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Oasis, NE

BRINK, HERBERT M.
Mechanic, U.S. Army
Battery B, 104th Field Artillery, 27th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 14, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Herbert M. Brink, Mechanic, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Montzeville, France, September 14, 1918. When a continuous bombardment had set fire to the camouflage covering of a large ammunition dump of 75-millimeter shells and exploded nine of the shells, Mechanic Brink, utterly disregarding his personal safety, left a sheltered position and ran to the dump, and with the aid of three other men extinguished the fire, not only saving the ammunition but also preventing the ascertainment of the exact location of the dump by the enemy.
General Orders No. 32, W.D., 1919
Home Town: New York, NY

BRINKLEY, AMIEL W.
Captain, U.S. Army
117th Infantry Regiment, 30th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 7, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Amiel W. Brinkley, Captain, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Beaurevoir, France, October 7, 1918. While commanding his company in action Captain Brinkley was wounded by shell fire, which fractured his jawbone in two places. He continued in command of his company, reorganizing it sufficiently to advance, when he was forced to withdraw because of the loss of speech.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Memphis, TN

BRISON, CHARLES W.
Mechanic, U.S. Army
Company A, 60th Infantry Regiment, 5th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 12, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Charles W. Brison, Mechanic, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Cunel, France, October 12, 1918. While his company was occupying a position on the forward slope of a hill, subjected to incessant sniping, machine-gun and artillery fire, Mechanic Brison voluntarily covered a large area searching for the wounded and administering first aid to them. He also carried important messages between the different units of his company.
General Orders 64, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Reading, PA

BRITT, CHARLES
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company H, 307th Infantry Regiment, 77th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 10, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Charles Britt, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Remilly, France, November 10, 1918. While accompanying a patrol, Corporal Britt swam the Mouse River to repair a footbridge. His exploit was accomplished under most severe fire of enemy machine guns and artillery, but his act enabled the patrol to cross the river and return with information of the utmost value.
General Orders No. 46, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Cornwall-on- Hudson, NY

BRITTAIN, WILLIAM S.
Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army
Machine-Gun Company, 125th Infantry Regiment, 32d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: August 31, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to William S. Brittain, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Juvigny, France, August 31, 1918. Lieutenant Brittain by his aggressive spirit and action when out beyond the main Infantry line pushed forward unsupported with his platoon and captured 2 German officers, 94 men, and 8 machine guns. From this point of action Lieutenant Brittain with his platoon proceeded in a direction from which firing could be heard and by his quick decision captured 2 enemy field guns, caliber 105, and 6 trench mortars, and immediately thereafter attacked and captured 30 prisoners and 3 additional heavy machine guns.
General Orders No. 20, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Flint, MI

*BRITTON, JOE
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company I, 138th Infantry Regiment, 35th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 26, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Joe Britton, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Varennes, France, September 26, 1918. Sergeant Britton was in command of a platoon which became separated from the rest of the company in a heavy fog. Entering Varennes in advance of any other troops, Sergeant Britton, with his command occupied the southern edge of the town in the face of heavy machine-gun fire and took 24 prisoners. When he saw that the odds were hopelessly against him he successfully withdrew, with only one casualty. Later, after being gassed, he manifested exceptional courage and endurance by remaining on duty with his company and advancing in the attack.
General Orders No. 13, W.D., 1919
Home Town: St. Louis, MO

*BROADFOOT, JOSIAH
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company B, 244th Battalion, Tank Corps, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 27,1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Josiah Broadfoot, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near La Forge Farm, France, September 27, 1918. Corporal. Broadfoot volunteered to drive a tank, and, his services being accepted, he attacked enemy machine-gun nests until his tank was put out of action, destroying several enemy nests which had held up our infantry. He then continued the advance on foot until he was fatally wounded.
General Orders 89, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Westerly, RI

*BROADHEAD, JOSHUA K.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Battery A, 103d Field Artillery, 26th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: April 20, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Joshua K. Broadhead, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Seicheprey, France, April 20, 1918. Sergeant Broadhead displayed exceptional bravery and devotion to duty during the action of April 20, 1918, when, although wounded early in the engagement, he refused to leave his section, remaining on duty and keeping his gun in action until killed later in the day.
General Orders No. 88, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Providence, RI

BROCK, EDWARD J.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Supply Company, 364th Infantry Regiment, 91st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 3, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Edward J. Brock, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Wortegen, Belgium, November 3, 1918. While his wagon train was being heavily shelled, Sergeant Brock was severely wounded and his horse killed. He refused, however, to be evacuated, and mounting another horse led the train to a location where it was safely parked.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Los Angeles, CA

BROCKI, MIECZYSLAW
(First Award)
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company B, 16th Infantry Regiment, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 18 - 22, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Mieczyslaw Brocki, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action south of Soissons, France, July 18 - 22, 1918. Displaying exceptional initiative and bravery throughout the operations, Corporal Brocki with 2 companions, captured 2 machine-guns that were causing heavy losses in his company.
General Orders No. No. 14, W.D., 1920
Home Town: Chicago, IL
Other Award: Distinguished Service Cross w/OLC (WWI)

BROCKI, MIECZYSLAW
(Second Award)
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company B, 16th Infantry Regiment, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 21, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Mieczyslaw Brocki, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Soissons, France, July 21, 1918. Regardless of his personal safety, Corporal Brocki successfully led his platoon in action against the enemy, although greatly outnumbered. When in danger of being surrounded, he killed with clubbed rifle, 6 of the enemy and wounded 3 and fought his way out to a wounded comrade and rescued him.
General Orders No. No. 14, W.D., 1920
Home Town: Chicago, IL
Other Award: Distinguished Service Cross (WWI)

*BROCKMAN, WILLIAM L.
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Company A, 150th Machine-Gun Battalion, 42d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 15, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to William L. Brockman, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Auberive, France, July 15, 1918. Private Brockman continued to operate his machine gun against the attacking enemy after all other members of the crew had been killed. Then, going forward to rescue a wounded comrade, was himself instantly killed.
General Orders No. No. 3, W.D., 1935
Home Town: Appleton, WI

BROCOPP, HERMAN A.
Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army
Company I, 363d Infantry Regiment, 91st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 31, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Herman A. Brocopp, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Waereghem, Belgium, October 31, 1918. Lieutenant Bronco, with utter disregard for his own personal safety, repeatedly led his platoon forward in the face of severe enemy fire. During the engagement his command captured two guns of an enemy field artillery battery. His coolness, courage, and bravery were a great inspiration to his men during this action. After the engagement he rendered valuable assistance to his company commander in organizing the company position for the night.
General Orders No. No. 13, W.D., 1920
Home Town: Bismarck, ND

BROOKS, EDWARD H.
Captain, U.S. Army
76th Field Artillery, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 5, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Edward H. Brooks, Captain, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Montfaucon, France, October 5, 1918. Captain Brooks exposed himself to heavy and accurate artillery fire directed on an ammunition train while driving a loaded ammunition truck to safety, and driver of which had been killed by the enemy fire. This truck was attached to a burning truck, and the prompt action of Captain Brooks averted a possible explosion which would have caused serious losses.
General Orders No. No. 27, W.D., 1920
Home Town: Concord, NH

BROOKS, EDWARD P.
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
1st Engineers, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 7, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Edward P. Brooks, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Pont-Maugis, France, November 7, 1918. Exposing himself to intense machine-gun and artillery fire, Lieutenant Brooks personally reconnoitered the ground over which an attack was to be made. He then skillfully led his men in a successful attack on the village, which was defended by machine guns and a 77 mm. gun firing on the advancing troops. Lieutenant Brooks coolly led his platoon in the face of this fire until they were near enough to put the enemy gunners to route by rifle fire.
General Orders 78, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Westbrook, ME

BROOKS, EVERETT J.
Wagoner, U.S. Army
Supply Company, 166th Infantry Regiment, 42d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 29, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Everett J. Brooks, Wagoner, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action northeast of Chateau-Thierry, France, July 29, 1918. In response to a call from the attacking battalion for ammunition, Wagoner Brooks voluntarily drove a combat wagon in broad daylight under intense artillery and machine-gun fire into the front-line position near Fere-en-Tardenois, and delivered the ammunition required by his comrades on the front.
General Orders No. No. 2, W.D., 1932
Home Town: Circleville, OH

BROOKS, FLOYD A.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company K, 9th Infantry Regiment, 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 13, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Floyd A. Brooks, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Champagne, France, October 13, 1918. After his lieutenant was seriously wounded, Sergeant Brooks took command of the platoon and led it with marked ability for seven days. Later in the Argonne-Meuse engagement, he personally led his platoon against a machine gun which was holding up the advance of our line and destroyed the gun.
General Orders No. 46, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Newport, KY

BROOKS, ORA B.
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Company C, 16th Infantry Regiment, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 8 - 12, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Ora B. Brooks, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action during the attack on Hill 272, north of Exermont, France, October 8 to 12, 1918. Private Brooks, as a runner, carried messages through artillery and machine-gun fire. He was of great value to his company commander, as he was at all times performing tasks involving great hazard. On one occasion he advanced beyond the lines and located an enemy machine gun, returned to our lines, secured a squad, and gallantly assisted in the capture of the gun and crew.
General Orders No. No. 27, W.D., 1920
Home Town: Findlay, OH

BROOKSHIRE, ALBERT B.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company B, 113th Machine-Gun Battalion, 30th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 16 - 19, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Albert B. Brookshire, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near La Salle River, France, October 16 - 19, 1918. In addition to performing his duties as Gas non-commissioned officer, Sergeant Brookshire, on five occasions, volunteered and successfully delivered important messages, passing through intense enemy fire, from his company to the advanced positions in the front line.
General Orders 81, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Paris, TN

BROOKSHIRE, WILSON D.
Private, U.S. Army
Company G, 120th Infantry Regiment, 30th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 29, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Wilson D. Brookshire, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Bellicourt, France, September 29, 1918. Private Brookshire, with one other soldier, attacked a machine-gun post which was causing much damage. They captured the post, taking prisoner one officer and eight men and put the machine gun out of action.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Taylorville, NC

BROPHY, WILLIAM E.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company A, 354th Battalion, Tank Corps, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 6, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to William E. Brophy, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Argonne Forest, France, October 6, 1918. Although wounded in the arm, Corporal Brophy insisted upon returning to his tank and taking part in the counterattack. He remained with the tank, doing very effective work until the attack had been repulsed.
General Orders No. 46, W.D., 1919
Home Town: McAdoo, PA

BROSNAHAN, DANIEL T.
Private, U.S. Army
Company M, 326th Infantry Regiment, 82d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 16, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Daniel T. Brosnahan, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near St. Juvin, France, October 16, 1918. On three different occasions Private Brosnahan advanced under heavy machine-gun and artillery fire to a point considerably in advance of our front lines and rescued wounded comrades, bringing them safely back to our lines.
General Orders No. 59, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Springfield, MA

BROWN, ALBERT B.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 121st Field Artillery, 32d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: August 7 & 14, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Albert B. Brown, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near St. Gilles, south of Fismes, France, August 7 and 14, 1918. When a bombardment was laid down on the batteries of his regiment Sergeant Brown, on his own initiative, rushed his detachment to the assistance of the wounded, administering first aid and evacuating the wounded in spite of continued enemy shelling. On another occasion, when he was severely gassed and blinded by the explosion of a mustard gas shell, he made his way to a telephone and summoned medical assistance for the wounded, exposing himself to the increased danger from the effect of gas in order that the other wounded might be cared for.
General Orders No. 20, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Milwaukee, WI

*BROWN, BAYARD
Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army
26th Infantry Regiment, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 2 - 22 & October 9, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Bayard Brown, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Soissons, France, July 2 - 22, and near Verdun, France, October 9, 1918. Lieutenant Brown took command of his battalion at Soissons after all his senior officers had been killed or wounded, organized for a counterattack, and held his command all day, although he was dangerously wounded. In the fight for Hill 212, in the Argonne, he took command of his company after his company commander had been killed, and led it forward until mortally wounded within 50 yards of the enemy position.
General Orders No. 44, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Genoa, IL

BROWN, BERLIN WESLEY
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company M, 117th Infantry Regiment, 30th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 18, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Berlin Wesley Brown, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Busigny, France, October 18, 1918. When his platoon had been driven back by a concentrated machine-gun barrage and his platoon commander had been seriously wounded, and fallen on the field, Sergeant Brown and another soldier volunteered and brought the officer back to the line.
General Orders No. No. 133, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Tellico Plains, TN

BROWN, BILL
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company G, 167th Infantry Regiment, 42d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 16, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Bill Brown, 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, after having been severely wounded and gassed, Sergeant Brown refused to go to the hospital, realizing that his presence with his platoon, which had suffered heavy casualties, would greatly assist in the attack. He reorganized his platoon and personally led it in the attack, later consolidating his positions, thereby setting an example of utter disregard for danger and inspiring his men by his remarkable courage and devotion to duty.
General Orders No. 131, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Ozark, AL

BROWN, CLIFFORD E.
Private, U.S. Army
Company A, 110th Machine-Gun Battalion, 29th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 23, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Clifford E. Brown, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Verdun, France, October 23, 1918. Private Brown voluntarily went into a sector that was under an intense barrage of enemy artillery, machine, and gas-shell fire and assisted in bringing a wounded comrade to the first aid station.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Akron, OH

BROWN, CLIFFORD R.
Private, U.S. Army
Company C, 308th Infantry Regiment, 77th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 2 - 7, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Clifford R. Brown, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Binarville, France, October 2 - 7, 1918. During the time when his company was isolated in the Argonne forest, and cut off from communication with friendly troops, Private Brown, together with another soldier, volunteered to carry a message through the German lines, although he was aware that several unsuccessful attempts had been previously made by patrols, the members of which were either killed, wounded, or driven back. By his courage and determination he succeeded in delivering the message and brought relief to his battalion.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Panama, NY

BROWN, DEWEY S.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company E, 120th Infantry Regiment, 30th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 29, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Dewey S. Brown, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Bellicourt, France, September 29, 1918. Wounded twice at the start of an advance, he remained in command of his platoon, carrying it through to a position near its objective, when he was wounded a third time and forced to retire. His personal courage was an inspiration to the men under him.
General Orders 81, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Oxford, NC

BROWN, EDWARD B.
Private, U.S. Army
Company E, 16th Infantry Regiment, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 7, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Edward B. Brown, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action south of Sedan, France, November 7, 1918. Private Brown, aided by his corporal, advanced upon a machine-gun position which was causing severe losses to their company. Disregarding personal danger, they silenced the machine gun, thus enabling their company to continue the advance with few losses.
General Orders No. No. 35, W.D., 1920
Home Town: Kansas, IL

*BROWN, FRANCIS J.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Battery F, 76th Field Artillery, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 14 - 15, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Francis J. Brown, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Chateau-Thierry, France, July 14 - 15, 1918. Sergeant Brown kept in repair the telephone lines, which were constantly being broken by the heavy shelling, remaining at this hazardous task until killed by an enemy shell.
General Orders No. 44, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Englewood, NJ

*BROWN, FRANK (AKA: ADOLPH SCHWARTZ)
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company A, 30th Infantry Regiment, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 15, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Frank Brown, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Mezy, France, July 15, 1918. Having been detailed to carry rations to another company of his regiment, and learning, upon his arrival there, that an attack was imminent, Corporal Brown volunteered and remained with the company commander. He continued on duty long after he had been mortally wounded, and was killed in action later in the day.
General Orders No. 32, W.D., 1919
Home Town: New York, NY

*BROWN, FREDERICK H., JR.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company I, 107th Infantry Regiment, 27th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 29, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Frederick H. Brown, Jr., Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Ronssoy, France, September 29, 1918. On two occasions Sergeant Brown averted heavy casualties in his platoon by going forward and, single handed, destroying machine-gun nests with hand grenades. At the time of his death, Sergeant Brown had brought his platoon to the farthest point of advance.
General Orders No. 32, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Englewood, NJ

BROWN, GEORGE
Private, U.S. Army
Headquarters Company, 59th Infantry Regiment, 4th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 4 - 5,1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to George Brown, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Bois-du-Fays, France, October 4 - 5, 1918. As a battalion runner, Private Brown repeatedly exposed himself to intense artillery and machine-gun fire, crossing open spaces in view of the enemy to deliver important messages. He aided largely in maintaining liaison and his courage was an inspiration to those near him.
General Orders 71, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Moundsville, WV

BROWN, GEORGE L.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company K, 313th Infantry Regiment, 79th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 27, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to George L. Brown, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Montfaucon, France, September 27, 1918. Corporal Brown crawled ahead of his platoon, located and killed a sniper who had wounded him and several others. Although seriously wounded, he remained in command of his platoon until he was ordered to the rear, when he insisted on going back without assistance, though he was so weak he could hardly walk.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Baltimore, MD

BROWN, GEORGE V.
Sergeant, 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 George V. Brown, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Fleville, France, October 4, 1918. During an attack, Sergeant Brown advanced with five other soldiers into the enemy's line and, although surrounded by six German machine- guns, held his position until support reached him. Although badly gassed, he refused to be evacuated.
General Orders 81, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Marysville, CA

*BROWN, HAROLD
Private, U.S. Army
Company D, 308th Infantry Regiment, 77th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 4, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Harold Brown, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Charlevaux, France, October 4, 1918. When the first two battalions of his regiment had been surrounded by the enemy, Private Brown volunteered to accompany a patrol for the purpose of establishing liaison with the forward troops, knowing from the fate of previous patrols that the mission would probably prove fatal. He was killed as the patrol was attempting unsuccessfully to reach the forward battalions.
General Orders 74, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Bakersfield, CA

BROWN, HAROLD A.
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Company F, 102d Infantry Regiment, 26th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: February 28, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Harold A. Brown, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action in the vicinity of Chavignon, France, February 28, 1918. Private Brown was a member of a working party detailed to string barbed wire well out in front of the advance post. His party encountered a violent enemy barrage which protected enemy assault troops. Private Brown helped to fight off the enemy, and with rare coolness and daring continued to pass back and forth through the hostile barrage collecting our men and assisting in the reorganization of the party.
General Orders No. 6, W.D., 1931
Home Town: Orange, CT

*BROWN, HARRY A.
Private First Class, 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 Harry A. Brown, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Ronssoy, France, September 29, 1918. Private First Class Brown voluntarily assisted in putting out of action an enemy pyrotechnic expert whose activities were hampering and disclosing the position of the company about to assault the enemy lines. This act was performed with utter disregard of personal danger in the face of intense machine-gun and rifle fire and necessitated crawling over rough and broken terrain under observation of enemy machine gunners and snipers. His courageous action doubtless saved his company heavy losses and greatly strengthened the morale of his organization.
General Orders No. 9, W.D., 1923
Home Town: Watertown, NY

BROWN, HERBERT A.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company K, 9th Infantry Regiment, 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 18, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Herbert A. Brown, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Soissons, France, July 18, 1918. When his company was being swept by a withering machine-gun fire from a hidden nest Corporal Brown voluntarily made his way around the flank of the emplacement and attacked the crew. After causing the crew to flee in disorder he manned the gun and poured a heavy fire into their retreating ranks.
General Orders No. 35, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Lauraville, MD

BROWN, JAMES
Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army
104th Infantry Regiment, 26th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 10, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to James Brown, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Ville-devant-Chaumont, France, November 10, 1918. In command of the 2d Battalion of his regiment and directed to take the town of Ville-devant-Chaumont, Lieutenant Brown led his battalion in person, and by a process of slow infiltration successfully carried out his mission. His entire disregard for his own safety, his coolness under heavy enemy fire, and his gallant leadership proving an inspiration to his men, enabling them in the face of concentrated machine-gun fire to take the town, making possible the advance of the troops of his division on both sides.
General Orders No. 9, W.D., 1923
Home Town: Quechee, VT

BROWN, JAMES E.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company M, 103d Infantry Regiment, 26th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 18 - 20, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to James E. Brown, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Torcy and Belleau, France, July 18 - 20, 1918. Corporal Brown displayed exceptional bravery as a member of a patrol of six men, which entered Belleau from the rear and captured four prisoners. He also worked untiringly in the evacuation of wounded at Torcy in the face of constant and intense shell fire. Later, when his platoon commander and most of the commissioned officers had been incapacitated, Corporal Brown took command of his platoon and skillfully led it in the advance, keeping his command together under heavy shell and machine-gun fire until he was struck four times.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Revere, MA

*BROWN, JAMES FINLEY
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
302d Engineers, 77th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 7, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to James Finley Brown, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Villers-devant-Mouzon, France, November 7, 1918. First Lieutenant Brown displayed remarkable bravery in reconnoitering sites for foot bridges across the Meuse River and later directing the construction of these bridges under heavy machine-gun fire. While so engaged, he was killed by a sniper.
General Orders No. 21, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Brooklyn, NY

BROWN, JAMES R.
Private, U.S. Army
110th Ambulance Company, 103d Sanitary Train, 28th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: August 10 - 13, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to James R. Brown, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Fismes, France, August 10 - 13, 1918. Because of the destruction from shell fire of 10 of the 13 ambulances of his company, Private Brown worked for 72 hours, 48 of them without rest, driving through a shell swept and gas-infested area, and thereby making possible the evacuation of the wounded.
General Orders No. 15, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Philadelphia, PA

*BROWN, JOHN
Private, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 11th Infantry Regiment, 5th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 5, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to John Brown, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Remonville, France, November 5, 1918. While making his way to the side of a wounded comrade, Private Brown was seriously wounded, but he refused to permit the litter bearers to take him to a dressing station until those wounded about him were first evacuated.
General Orders No. 44, W.D., 1919
Home Town: New York, NY

BROWN, JOSEPH FRANCE
Private, U.S. Army
Company K, 306th Infantry Regiment, 77th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 27, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Joseph France Brown, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near the Forest of Argonne, France, September 27, 1918. During an attack on the trenches held by his company, Private Brown found an automatic rifle, which had been abandoned by a wounded soldier. Though he was unfamiliar with the operation of the weapon, Private Brown opened fire on the enemy with it, killing two of them and thereby making possible the escape of three of his comrades, who had been captured by the enemy. The remainder of the hostile force was driven off.
General Orders 78, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Hogansburg, NY

BROWN, JOSEPH J.
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
7th Infantry Regiment, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: June 20, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Joseph J. Brown, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action in the Bois-de- Belleau, on June 20, 1918. First Lieutenant Brown went out into No Man’s Land in the face of a violent German machine-gun fire to carry back into his own trenches a severely wounded soldier.
General Orders No. 99, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Philadelphia, PA

BROWN, JOSHUA D.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company B, 115th Infantry Regiment, 29th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 14 - 16, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Joshua D. Brown, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Verdun, France, October 14 - 16, 1918. On October 14 while commanding a platoon in the Bois de Consenvoye, north of Verdun, Sergeant Brown was wounded. He refused to be sent to the hospital, and continued in command of his platoon, doing excellent work, until October 16, when he was again severely wounded and carried from the field.
General Orders No. 2, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Hagerstown, MD

BROWN, LELAND
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Company B, 61st Infantry Regiment, 5th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 6, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Leland Brown, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Cote St. Germaine, France, November 6, 1918. Private First Class Brown attacked a machine-gun nest single handed and in the face of heavy fire, reduced the nest, capturing one prisoner. Later in the same day he patrolled alone under heavy fire in advance of his company and attacked another machine-gun position, capturing the gun and four prisoners.
General Orders No. 35, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Crossville, IA

BROWN, LESLIE W.
Captain, U.S. Army
Company E, 360th Infantry Regiment, 90th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 1, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Leslie W. Brown, Captain, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Le Grande Carre Ferme, France, November 1, 1918. While advancing through a violent counterbarrage, a shell struck in the midst of the company headquarters group, practically annihilating it and wounding Captain Brown to such an extent that he lay for a time unconscious. When revived he effected a reorganization of his company and continued the advance. Shortly thereafter he was wounded a second time but refused to be evacuated, remaining with his command through two days and nights of severe fighting. The personal example of fearlessness displayed by Captain Brown inspired his men and those of neighboring units and contributed materially to the success of the operations.
General Orders No. No. 6, W.D., 1930
Home Town: Mathis, TX

BROWN, LESTER
Private, U.S. Army
Company M, 11th Infantry Regiment, 5th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 10, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Lester Brown, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Joully, France, November 10, 1918. After a small patrol had failed to silence a machine gun, Private Brown rushed forward with an automatic rifle, through a heavy machine-gun fire, and was wounded.
General Orders No. 50, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Murfreesboro, TN

BROWN, PAUL FRANCIS
Captain (Medical Corps), U.S. Army
361st Infantry (Attached), 91st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 26 - 27, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Paul Francis Brown, Captain (Medical Corps), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Eclisfontaine, France, September 26 - 27, 1918. Captain Brown voluntarily advanced in front of our lines for the purpose of rescuing the wounded left in advance of the new lines by the retirement of a unit of the regiment. Due to his efforts 14 wounded Americans were brought safely back to our lines.
General Orders No. No. 35, W.D., 1920
Home Town: Minneapolis, MN

BROWN, ROY A.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company E, 366th Infantry Regiment, 92d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 4, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Roy A. Brown, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Lesseux, France, September 4, 1918. Sergeant Brown was a member of a combat group which was attacked by 20 of an enemy raiding party, advancing under a heavy barrage and using liquid fire. The sergeant in charge of the group was killed and several others, including Private Brown, were wounded. Nevertheless this soldier, with three others, fearlessly resisted the enemy until they were driven off.
General Orders No. No. 139, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Decatur, AL

BROWN, ROY J.
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Company C, 117th Infantry Regiment, 30th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 8, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Roy J. Brown, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Premont, France, October 8, 1918. Private Brown exhibited unusual courage and bravery when he and three companions, though warned of the great danger, accompanied their commanding officer across an exposed area to the flank of an enemy machine-gun nest in order to draw the fire of the machine guns from the exposed platoons of their company, which were suffering heavy casualties. One of his companions was killed and another fatally wounded; nevertheless, the ruse was successful and permitted other men of the company to advance from the opposite flank and capture the machine-gun nests.
General Orders No. 8, W.D., 1934
Home Town: Fountain City, TN

BROWN, RUSSELL A.
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Company A, 107th Infantry Regiment, 27th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 18, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Russell A. Brown, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near St. Souplet, France, October 18, 1918. When the advance of his battalion was checked by heavy machine-gun fire, Private Brown, with two other soldiers, went forward under heavy fire to reconnoiter the enemy positions. By effective rifle fire, they drove the gunners from two machine-gun nests into a dugout nearby, which they captured, together with 35 prisoners, including three officers.
General Orders 87, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Morristown, NJ

BROWN, SAMUEL A., JR.
Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army
108th Infantry Regiment, 27th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 29, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Samuel A. Brown, Jr., Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Ronssoy, France, September 29, 1918. Advancing with his platoon through heavy fog and dense smoke and in the face of terrific fire which inflicted heavy casualties on his forces, Lieutenant Brown reached the wire in front of the main Hindenburg line, and, after reconnoitering for gaps, assaulted the position and effected a foothold. Having been reinforced by another platoon, he organized a small force, and by bombing and trench fighting captured over a hundred prisoners. Repeated attacks throughout the day were repelled by his small force. He also succeeded in taking four field pieces, a large number of machine guns, antitank rifles, and other military property, at the same time keeping in subjection the prisoners he had taken.
General Orders No. 21, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Jamestown, NY

BROWN, SAMUEL R.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company F, 322d Infantry Regiment, 81st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 9, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Samuel R. Brown, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action November 9, 1918, near Moranville and Grimaucourt, France. After having been wounded in the afternoon of November 9, Sergeant Brown had his wound dressed and returned to his platoon through very heavy enemy artillery and machine-gun fire. When his platoon was relieved he returned to the former position through enemy artillery fire to the rescue of a wounded man and assisted him to the rear.
General Orders No. 32, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Macclesfield, NC

BROWN, VINCIL E.
First Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company B, 60th Infantry Regiment, 5th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 16, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Vincil E. Brown, First Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near St. Mihiel, France, September 16, 1918. Seeing a comrade lying wounded and exposed to great danger of machine-gun and shell fire, Sergeant Brown went to his aid; and, after rescuing him, carried him through the sweeping barrage to the first aid station, a distance of one-half kilometer.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Norman, OK

*BROWN, WALTER B.
Private, U.S. Army
Company K, 125th Infantry Regiment, 32d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 9, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Walter B. Brown, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Gesnes, France, October 9, 1918. Exposing himself to the greatest danger, Private Brown constantly carried messages from the company to the platoons occupying the front lines. The journey necessitated his crossing an area swept by intense artillery and withering machine-gun fire, but he successfully maintained liaison during a very critical period of the attack.
General Orders 64, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Brainard, MN

BROWN, WILLIAM J.
Corporal, U.S. Army
101st Field Signal Battalion, 26th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 26, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to William J. Brown, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Riaville, France, September 26, 1918. At a critical time when the need for a barrage was imperative and telephone communication impossible Corporal Brown voluntarily carried a message to the artillery across an open field which was subject to intense artillery, machine-gun, and rifle fire.
General Orders No. 15, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Roxbury, MA

*BROWNE, JENNINGS B.
Bugler, U.S. Army
Machine-Gun Company, 7th Infantry Regiment, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 14 - 15, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Jennings B. Browne, Bugler, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Fossoy, France, July 14 - 15, 1918. Bugler Browne exposed himself to heavy fire while carrying numerous messages during the heavy artillery preparation preceding the last German offensive. He was killed while acting as guide to a front-line platoon.
General Orders No. No. 10, W.D., 1920
Home Town: Columbus, GA

BROWNVILLE, CHARLES G.
Private, U.S. Army
Medical Department, 103d Infantry Regiment, 26th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 20 & 22, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Charles G. Brownville, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action east of Belleau, France, July 20 and 22, 1918. On July 20 and again on July 22 Private Brownville was conspicuous for his unfailing assistance to wounded under heavy fire of machine guns and his absolute fearlessness.
General Orders No. No. 125, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Needham, MA

BRUCE, ANDREW D.
Major, U.S. Army
4th Machine-Gun Battalion, 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 17 - 18 & October 3 - 4, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Andrew D. Bruce, Major, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Vierzy, France, July 17 - 18, 1918, and near Blanc Mont October 3 - 4, 1918. On the night of July 17-18, Major Bruce made a personal reconnaissance ahead of his troops through heavy flanking machine-gun fire. He pushed forward to the outpost lines through heavy artillery and machine-gun fire to keep in touch with all his company. On October 3-4 he made a personal reconnaissance on the left flank of his division through heavy shell fire and continual sniping and gained information which enabled him to well place his battalion and cover an exposed flank.
General Orders No. 44, W.D., 1919
Home Town: San Antonio, TX

BRUCE, JOHN S.
Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army
102nd Infantry Regiment, 26th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 23, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to John S. Bruce, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Trugny, France, July 23, 1918. Despite the fact that he had been wounded, Lieutenant Bruce continued in command of his machine-gun platoon, firing the gun himself when the crew was depleted, until he received a second wound.
General Orders 78, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Franklin, NH

BRUCE, WILL
Private, U.S. Army
Company C, 16th Infantry Regiment, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 18, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Will Bruce, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action south of Soissons, France, July 18, 1918. Private Bruce with three others advanced in front of our lines and silenced an enemy machine-gun post, killing the crew of four. The post was causing heavy casualties on the left flank of the company. On the following day with a comrade he advanced beyond the lines and silenced two machine guns, forcing the crews to surrender. In the latter operation he was wounded.
General Orders No. No. 24, W.D., 1920
Home Town: Spartanburg, SC

BRUNDRETT, CHARLES E.
Private, U.S. Army
Company D, 102d Infantry Regiment, 26th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: April 20, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Charles E. Brundrett, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Seicheprey, France, April 20, 1918. Although surrounded on all sides by the enemy, and with his ammunition entirely exhausted, Private Brundrett offered a most stubborn resistance to the enemy's attack, fighting his way through their ranks with his rifle and bayonet, to the support platoon, where he again took up the fight.
General Orders 87, W.D., 1919
Home Town: New Haven, CT

BRUNER, NORMAN K.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company H, 168th Infantry Regiment, 42d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: May 17 - 18, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Norman K. Bruner, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action during an enemy raid on G.C. #11, C.R. Chamois sector, France, on the night of May 17 - 18, 1918. When about ten of the enemy, intent on securing prisoners and, supported by hand grenades and rifle fire, penetrated our lines, Private Bruner and three companions displayed exceptional bravery and fortitude when they fought them hand-to-hand and succeeded in killing one and dispersing the remainder of this superior force. In the performance of this act Corporal Bruner was wounded by an exploding hand grenade.
General Orders No. 8, W.D., 1934
Home Town: Oelwein, IA

BRUNNER, HOWARD V.
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Company B, 149th Machine-Gun Battalion, 42d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 29 - 30, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Howard V. Brunner, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Sergy, France, July 29 - 30, 1918. As platoon runner, Private First Class Brunner showed marked heroism in volunteering for dangerous missions, repeatedly carrying important messages through zones swept by intense artillery and machine-gun fire. He remained on duty after being wounded, and until his command was relieved.
General Orders 71, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Bethlehem, PA

BRYAN, CLAUDE
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company I, 56th Infantry Regiment, 7th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 10, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Claude Bryan, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Preny Ridge, France, November 10, 1918. After being wounded in the foot by a machine-gun bullet, Corporal Bryan refused to go to the rear when ordered to do so, but remained with the company until the whole line was relieved.
General Orders No. 44, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Chicago, IL

*BRYANT, HOMER E.
Private, U.S. Army
Company H, 118th Infantry Regiment, 30th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 11, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Homer E. Bryant, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near St. Martin Revere, France, October 11, 1918. Hearing a call for help from a man lying beyond the front line, Private Bryant, a stretcher bearer, unhesitatingly went to his assistance, although the spot was under heavy fire from enemy machine guns and snipers. As he was approaching the wounded man, he was instantly killed by an enemy sniper.
General Orders 74, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Salem, SC

BRYANT, WILLIAM E.
Sergeant, 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 William E. Bryant, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action during the St. Mihiel offensive, France, September 14, 1918. Sergeant Bryant, 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.
General Orders No. 72, W.D., 1920
Home Town: Boswell, OK

BRYSON, JULIUS JESSEE
First Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company D, 118th Infantry Regiment, 30th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 27, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Julius Jessee Bryson, First Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Bellicourt, France, September 27, 1918. Although wounded very severely in the knee by shrapnel, Sergeant Bryson remained in charge of his platoon for more than twenty-four hours, during a critical period of the operations. Due to his excellent example of courage, leadership and skill in handling them, his platoon successfully repelled a number of enemy attacks during this period of time.
General Orders 64, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Webster, NC

BRYSON, SAMUEL R.
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
371st Infantry Regiment, 93d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 29, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Samuel R. Bryson, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action in the Champagne Sector, France, September 29, 1918. After being wounded, Lieutenant Bryson remained in command of his platoon, never hesitating in his attempts to gain his objective, in the face of the greatest hazards.
General Orders No. 46, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Mauch Chuck, PA

BRYSON, WILLIAM
Private, U.S. Army
Company I, 314th Infantry Regiment, 79th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 7, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to William Bryson, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Verdun, France, November 7, 1918. Private Bryson volunteered to reconnoiter an enemy trench to determine its exact location, and to ascertain whether or not it was protected by wire. His mission was accomplished under heavy fire, and the information he obtained proved of the greatest assistance and value.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Decatur, AR

BUB, ELROY
Private, U.S. Army
Headquarters Company, 30th Infantry Regiment, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 15, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Elroy Bub, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Mezy, France, July 15, 1918. Private Bub successfully carried messages through terrific artillery and machine-gun fire and was wounded while performing the mission.
General Orders No. 32, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Milwaukee, WI

BUCHANAN, ALFRED
Sergeant, 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 Alfred Buchanan, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Le Grand Carre Farm, France, November 1, 1918. After being severely wounded early in action Sergeant Buchanan had his wound dressed and started to rejoin his platoon, but passed through a gap in our lines and reached the German lines instead. He returned from there, located his platoon and led it with marked courage and coolness until he was severely wounded the second time.
General Orders No. 46, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Bryan, TX

*BUCHANAN, MAX C.
Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army
28th Infantry Regiment, 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: May 28 - 31, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Max C. Buchanan, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action in the assault at Cantigny, France, May 28 - 31, 1918. Second Lieutenant Buchanan brilliantly led his platoon in the assault at Cantigny, France, reached his objective, consolidates his position successfully under heavy fire, continually walked up and down his line to instruct and encourage his men, until he was killed by an enemy shell.
General Orders No. 99, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Boston, MA

BUCHANAN, ROBERT C.
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Company B, 54th Infantry Regiment, 6th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 16 - 17, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Robert C. Buchanan, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Metzera, Alsace, September 16 - 17, 1918. On the night of September 16 - 17 Private First Class Buchanan led his patrol into an entirely unfamiliar sector of the enemy positions and without artillery support captured four prisoners and secured much valuable information; despite the heavy hostile grenade, rifle, automatic rifle and machine-gun fire, "he cut through the enemy's electrified wire and overcame a sentinel without losing a man. Three of the prisoners were captured by Private Buchanan when he alone stormed a barricaded dugout and disarmed three Germans.
General Orders No. 32, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Maitland, WV

BUCK, BEAUMONT B.
Brigadier General, U.S. Army
Commanding General, 2d Infantry Brigade, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 21, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Beaumont B. Buck, Brigadier General, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action before and during the attack of Berzy-le-Sec, France, July 21, 1918. Brigadier General Buck displayed conspicuous gallantry and heroic leadership of his command. When most of the officers of his brigade had fallen, General Buck, with contempt of personal danger, in spite of heavy artillery bombardment and machine-gun fire, traversed the front of his advancing forces, gave correct directions to his organization commanders and led the first wave of the culminating attack which stormed and captured the town.
General Orders No. 20, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Hillsboro, TX

BUCK, BENJAMIN
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company G, 128th Infantry Regiment, 32d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 14, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Benjamin Buck, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Romagne, France, October 14, 1918. Corporal Buck advanced alone beyond the front lines, through a terrific barrage and in the face of unusually active machine-gun fire, to the rescue of a wounded comrade. While making his way through the wood he came upon two other members of the company whom he utilized as a patrol attacking and capturing an enemy machine-gun nest, together with six prisoners. He then went to the rescue of the wounded soldier, forcing the prisoners to carry the man to the rear.
General Orders 98, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Fond du Lac, WI

BUCK, OSCAR L.
Captain, U.S. Army
165th Infantry Regiment, 42d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 15, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Oscar L. Buck, Captain, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action in the attack on Landres- et-St. Georges line, France, October 15, 1918. Captain Buck led his company ably and efficiently in the attack. Although severely wounded, he refused to go to the rear, but continued to direct his men under terrific artillery and machine-gun fire until he was exhausted.
General Orders No. No. 19, W.D., 1920
Home Town: Detroit, MI

BUCK, ROBERT
Private, U.S. Army
Company A, 119th Infantry Regiment, 30th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 29, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Robert Buck, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Bellicourt, France, September 29, 1918. Although seriously wounded in the arm by machine-gun fire early in the engagement, Private Buck for three hours continued on duty as an automatic rifle carrier and did not go to the rear until his company had been reorganized.
General Orders No. 35, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Goldsboro, NC

BUCKENDAHL, EMIL
Private, U.S. Army
Company F, 127th Infantry Regiment, 32d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 5, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Emil Buckendahl, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Gesnes, France, October 5, 1918. Private Buckendahl, a litter bearer, on his own initiative, went out from a position of shelter to an exposed flank, under intense machine-gun fire, and carried back to safety a wounded soldier, who had been left in the field.
General Orders 66, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Pierce, NE

BUDD, ARTHUR D.
Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Army
311th Infantry Regiment, 78th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 28, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Arthur D. Budd, Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Grand Pre, France, October 28, 1918. After our troops had established a neat line and before the position had been consolidated, the enemy put down an extraordinary heavy barrage on the position. Col. Budd went through this barrage from one end of the line to the other to prepare for the expected counterattack before returning to his post of command.
General Orders No. 35, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Meriden, CT

BUDD, JOHN O.
Private, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 7th Infantry Regiment, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 15, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to John O. Budd, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Fossoy, France, July 15, 1918. Working throughout the heavy enemy artillery fire of July 15, which preceded the German offensive, Private Budd aided the wounded and evacuated 12 comrades from an exposed position.
General Orders No. 44, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Minden, NE

BUDD, KENNETH P.
Major, U.S. Army
308th Infantry Regiment, 77th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: August 16, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Kenneth P. Budd, Major, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Ville Savoye, France, August 16, 1918. Although Major Budd’s post of command was subjected to continuous and concentrated gas attacks, and despite the fact that he was severely gassed during the bombardment, he refused to be evacuated, remaining for three days to personally superintend the relief of his battalion and the removal to the rear of men who had been gassed
General Orders No. 32, W.D., 1919
Home Town: New York, NY

BUELL, RALPH POLK
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
107th Infantry Regiment, 27th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 29, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Ralph Polk Buell, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action in an attack on Ronssoy, France, September 29, 1918. Lieutenant Buell led his company in attack exposed to heavy artillery fire. When confronted by a strong enemy machine gun position, firing point-blank on his advancing unit, he led the dash which resulted in the capture of the trench. He fell wounded 30 yards in advance of his men.
General Orders No. No. 16, W.D., 1920
Home Town: Bayside, NY

BUFFALO, JOSEPH A.
Private, U.S. Army
Company F, 358th Infantry Regiment, 90th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 12, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Joseph A. Buffalo, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Fey-en-Haye, France, September 12, 1918. Although he was seriously wounded early in action, Private Buffalo remained in the fight throughout the day, leading small parties of men against machine-gun emplacements, killing two of the enemy himself, and refusing to be evacuated till late at night, unable to fight further.
General Orders No. No. 128, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Bixby, OK

BULKLEY, STANLEY
Captain, U.S. Army
105th Infantry Regiment, 27th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 29, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Stanley Bulkley, Captain, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Ronssoy, France, September 29, 1918. Commanding the 3d Battalion of his regiment, and having led them forward to a position covering the left flank of the division, Captain Bulkley discovered a small unit of another battalion located in a shell hole some distance in advance of his position. Finding this unit entirely surrounded by the enemy and in imminent danger of total annihilation, Captain Bulkley, though suffering from a severe head wound, rushed forward to their assistance, firing a Lewis gun, breaking the enemy's attack, and killing and wounding several of the machine gunners. This action was in full view of the enemy and performed with utter disregard of heavy enemy machine-gun and rifle fire, and served as an inspiration to the members of the American fighting forces engaged in that operation.
General Orders No. No. 13, W.D., 1923
Home Town: New York, NY

BULLION, GEORGE
Private, U.S. Army
Company C, 125th Infantry Regiment, 32d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 2, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to George BullionBuschman, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Cierges, France, October 2, 1918. While our troops were endeavoring to establish a line six hundred meters in front of the town of Cierges, heavy artillery and enfilading machine-gun fire from enemy guns threatened to hinder the operation. When it became necessary to establish liaison with adjoining units, Private Bullion volunteered and undertook the mission, crossing and re-crossing the area under heavy fire. He continued with his work, although weak from exhaustion and lack of food, until the line was established and the crisis passed.
General Orders No. 59, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Centralia, WA

*BULLOCK, BENJAMIN, III
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
3d Battalion, 315th Infantry Regiment, 79th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 28 - 29, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Benjamin Bullock, III, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Nantillois, France, September 28 - 29, 1918. On the afternoon of September 28 Lieutenant Bullock displayed great bravery and fearlessness by assisting two wounded to a place of safety, while under heavy sniper and artillery fire. On the morning of September 29 Lieutenant Bullock again demonstrated great bravery by advancing alone into a wood and killing a sniper. On the afternoon of September 29, while carrying a message to regimental post of command he was killed by a high- explosive shell.
General Orders No. 35, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Ardmore, PA

*BUMA, RAYMOND
Corporal, U.S. Army
Machine-Gun Battalion, 39th Infantry Regiment, 4th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 26, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Raymond Buma, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Cuisy, France, September 26, 1918. After all his squad members had become casualties, Corporal Buma alone continued to operate his gun; and, after his ammunition was exhausted, he ran from shell hole to shell hole picking up ammunition and carrying it back to his gun, resumed fire on the enemy that was very instrumental in the success of the attack. He was killed in action shortly afterwards.
General Orders No. 44, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Whitinsville, MA

BUMP, ARTHUR L.
Colonel, U.S. Army
56th Infantry Regiment, 7th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 2, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Arthur L. Bump, Colonel, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Preny, France, November 2, 1918. While his regiment was being subjected to an intense enemy bombardment Colonel Bump visited every platoon in the front line and so encouraged and inspired his men by his bravery that they successfully met and repulsed every counterattack made upon them.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: New London, OH

BUNCH, HENRY E.
Captain (Medical Corps), U.S. Army
168th Infantry Regiment, 42d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 13 - 16, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Henry E. Bunch, Captain (Medical Corps), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near the Bois-de-Chatillon, France, October 13 - 16, 1918. During the advance of his regiment in the Verdun sector he established aid stations at points as far advanced as possible and supervised them throughout the combat, working continuously, and fearlessly without food or rest. On October 14 this officer went out in advance of the front line to reconnoiter a site for an aid station and an ambulance route. Seeing a wounded officer lying about 300 meters from the enemy's line, he went to his rescue and carried him through terrific machine-gun and rifle fire to a shell hole, where he administered aid, in entire disregard of his own safety.
General Orders No. 13, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Camilla, GA

BUNGE, ROBERT C.
Captain, U.S. Army
148th Infantry Regiment, 37th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 26 & 27, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Robert C. Bunge, Captain, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Montfaucon, France, September 26, 1918. While in command of a combat liaison group operating between the 37th and 91st Divisions, and under heavy hostile artillery fire, Captain Bunge, although painfully wounded by a shell fragment and burned with gas, courageously remained in command of his company, maintained contact with the enemy, and directed the company movements. When the attack was continued on September 27 and his company was acting in the same capacity, while passing through a terrible hostile artillery barrage he received a serious fracture of the skull from enemy shell fragments, and refusing to be evacuated he tenaciously continued with his group. Later, on the same day, while leading his company, he was again seriously wounded by shell fire, which necessitated his evacuation.
General Orders No. No. 43, W.D., 1922
Home Town: Cincinnati, OH

BUNYARD, CLARENCE H.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company A, 113th Machine-Gun Battalion, 30th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 29, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Clarence H. Bunyard, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Bellicourt, France, September 29, 1918. Corporal Bunyard, wounded soon after the opening of the attack, continued to lead his squad until he was incapacitated by a second wound.
General Orders No. 59, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Memphis, TN

BUONOMO, ANTHONY
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Company F, 310th Infantry Regiment, 78th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 19, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Anthony Buonomo, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Chevieres, France, October 19, 1918. Private Buonomo was voluntarily acting as guide on a reconnaissance with an officer, when the latter was severely wounded by a bursting shell. Having himself been struck by a shell fragment, he disregarded his own injuries, but immediately bandaged the officer's wound and assisted him to the dressing station 800 meters away across an open field swept by shell fire. He then volunteered to return to division headquarters through intense artillery fire to report that the reconnaissance had not yet been completed.
General Orders No. 44, W.D., 1919
Home Town: New York, NY

BURBANK, FRANK J.
Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army
103d Infantry Regiment, 26th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 20, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Frank J. Burbank, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action west of Bouresches, France, July 20, 1918. After his company had suffered severe casualties Lieutenant Burbank reorganized his company under heavy machine-gun and artillery fire. He then led his organization in the attack on Hill 190. He was the first to enter the enemy trenches and personally captured a machine gun, with its crew. Due to his gallantry, the objective was reached and held.
General Orders No. No. 11, W.D., 1921
Home Town: Livermore Falls, ME

BURCH, ALBERT S.
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
326th Infantry Regiment, 82d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 14, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Albert S. Burch, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near St. Juvin, France, October 14, 1918. While leading his men against determined enemy resistance, Lieutenant Burch was severely wounded in the arm by four machine-gun bullets. Although suffering intense pain, he continued to press on until ordered to the rear. On his way to the dressing station, he endeavored to carry a more severely wounded officer; and although greatly weakened, he struggled with his burden until the arrival of litter bearers.
General Orders 81, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Atlanta, GA

BURCHFIELD, JOSEPH H.
Private, U.S. Army
Medical Department, 16th Infantry Regiment, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 18 - 22, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Joseph H. Burchfield, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action throughout the operations south of Soissons, France, July 18 - 22, 1918. During the entire operation Private Burchfield repeatedly exposed himself to heavy enemy fire in order to dress and evacuate the wounded. On July 22 he went through a heavy enemy barrage to render first aid to the wounded in the front line and to evacuate them to the rear and was himself wounded while engaged in this work.
General Orders No. 99, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Cleveland, OH

BURCHILL, GEORGE H.
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Battery C, 122d Field Artillery, 33d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 26, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to George H. Burchill, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Very, France, September 26, 1918. Though suffering from illness, Private Burchill volunteered and performed valiant service as a telephone operator under heavy shell fire. Later he went out alone through shell fire to repair the telephone line, which had been broken in several places by shells.
General Orders No. 44, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Chicago, IL

BURDEN, EDWARD F.
Private, U.S. Army
Sanitary Detachment, 326th Infantry Regiment, 82d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 11, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Edward F. Burden, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near St. Juvin, France, October 11, 1918. Under heavy machine-gun and shell fire, Private Burden crossed and re-crossed the Aire River five times, administering first aid to forty wounded soldiers, until he collapsed from exhaustion.
General Orders 78, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Long Island City, NY

BURDETT, WILLIAM C.
Captain, 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 William C. Burdett, Captain, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Medeah Ferme, France, October 3, 1918. Throughout five days of the most bitter fighting Captain Burdette displayed most exceptional valor and coolness in leading his men through intense machine-gun and barrage fire. He fell seriously wounded while at the head of his men.
General Orders No. 21, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Mortel, TN

BURGARD, JOHN C.
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
362nd Infantry Regiment, 91st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 27, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to John C. Burgard, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Epinonville, France, September 27, 1918. On duty as battalion liaison officer, Lieutenant Burgard was establishing the battalion post of command at daybreak, when he suddenly discovered a party of the enemy placing machine guns so as to fire upon the position from the flank. Firing a rifle to give the alarm, Lieutenant Burgard advanced toward the enemy, followed by the battalion headquarters group, whom he led in a vigorous attack on the hostile force, killing seven, and capturing forty-three of the enemy, six machine guns and two light machine rifles, with but one casualty among his own men.
General Orders 70, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Portland, OR

BURGESS, FREDERICK V.
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
Company C, 15th Machine-Gun Battalion, 5th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 13, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Frederick V. Burgess, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near St. Mihiel, France, September 13, 1918. After being painfully wounded by a machine-gun bullet in a particularly intense barrage of machine-gun and shell fire Lieutenant Burgess remained with his platoon, visiting his guns and directing their fire throughout a determined counterattack, refusing to be evacuated until the attack was over.
General Orders No. 35, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Burlington, VT

BURGH, DAVID T.
Chaplain, U.S. Army
105th Infantry Regiment, 27th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 29, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to David T. Burgh, Chaplain, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action east of Ronssoy, France, September 29, 1918. During the operations against the Hindenburg line Chaplain Burgh displayed remarkable devotion to duty and courage in caring for the wounded under heavy shell and machine-gun fire. The splendid example set by this officer was an inspiration to the combat troops.
General Orders No. No. 137, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Warren, ME

BURGIN, JOHN C.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company A, 7th Engineers, 5th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 14,1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to John C. Burgin, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Romagne, France, October 14, 1918. Seriously wounded while advancing with his platoon under terrific shell and machine-gun fire, Sergeant Burgin refused treatment and led his men on to the objective.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Bond, KY

BURK, WALTER S.
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
359th Infantry Regiment, 90th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 2, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Walter S. Burk, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Villers-devant-Dun, France, November 2, 1918. Lieutenant Burk refused to leave his platoon after being wounded. He led his men in the advance under heavy machine-gun fire and held all the potions taken until relieved the following morning.
General Orders No. 44, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Troy, NY

*BURKE, CAMPBELL
Captain, U.S. Army
361st Infantry Regiment, 91st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 9, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Campbell Burke, Captain, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Gesnes, France, October 9, 1918. The battalion which Captain Burke commanded was ordered to attack a position on Hill 255 under terrific machine-gun and artillery fire. His coolness and personal example contributed largely to the success of the battalion and enabled it to capture substantially the entire objective. He was severely wounded in this engagement.
General Orders No. 20, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Beatrice, KY

*BURKE, CHARLES H.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company E, 28th Infantry Regiment, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: March 16, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Charles H. Burke, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action while on patrol duty at Boise-de-Remieres, Seicheprey, France on March 16, 1918. After being severely wounded, Corporal Burke refused to leave his patrol leader who had also been severely wounded, and stayed by his side during intense bombardment and assisted in driving off an enemy patrol. He has since died of wounds received.
General Orders No. 88, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Wellsville, OH

BURKE, JACKSON D.
Sergeant Major, U.S. Army
Headquarters Company, 28th Infantry Regiment, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: May 28 - 30, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Jackson D. Burke, Sergeant Major, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Cantigny, France, May 28 - 30, 1918. Sergeant Major Burke showed exceptional energy, bravery, and loyalty to duty. At one period of the fight it was necessary to send a message of great importance to the regimental commander. It was considered impossible for a runner to reach regimental headquarters because of the intensity of the enemy fire. He nevertheless volunteered to carry the message, and by crawling several hundred yards through machine-gun fire he successfully executed his mission.
General Orders No. 99, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Maloneton, KY

BURKE, JOHN J.
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 John J. Burke, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Villers- sur-Fere, France, July 27 - 28, 1918. Lieutenant Burke was instructed by his regimental commander to take four men and locate the position of the assaulting battalion. Upon leaving regimental headquarters he was severely wounded but continued on his mission in the face of unusually heavy artillery and machine-gun fire. He succeeded in locating the battalion only after four hours' search, constantly under fire, whereupon he returned and reported to his regimental commander.
General Orders No. 44, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Jersey City, NJ

*BURKE, JOHN T. (AKA: JOHN P. O'ROURKE)
Private, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 9th Infantry Regiment, 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 3 - 9, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to John T. Burke, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action under the name John P. O'Rourke. (See alias for citation)
Home Town: , Unknown

BURKE, WALTER F.
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 311th Infantry Regiment, 78th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 25 - 26, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Walter F. Burke, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Vieville-en-Haye, France, September 25 - 26, 1918. During an extreme shelling Private Burke cared for the wounded, although exposed at all times to the hazard of the rain of shells. He was stunned by the concussion of a high-explosive shell, which killed men on both sides of him, but he continued until ordered to the aid post. He volunteered and returned to the lines to relieve a comrade who had fallen from exhaustion.
General Orders No. 44, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Orange, NJ

*BURKS, CHARLES R.
Private, U.S. Army
Company I, 165th Infantry Regiment, 42d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 30, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Charles R. Burks, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Sergy, northeast of Chateau-Thierry, France, July 30, 1918. During the midday attack on Sergy, after all the runners had been exhausted and many men had been killed or wounded, Private Burks volunteered to take a message to a neighboring unit through violent bombardment and machine-gun fire. He was killed by a machine-gun bullet while on his way with the message.
General Orders No. No. 116, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Malvern, IA

*BURKS, JAMES B.
Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army
Company D, 113th Infantry Regiment, 29th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 23, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to James B. Burks, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Etraye Ridge, France, October 23, 1918. Having gone out from his position under heavy machine-gun fire in an effort to establish liaison with the unit on his right, Lieutenant Burks encountered an enemy patrol. In the combat which followed, he was killed, after he had killed several of his adversaries.
General Orders 78, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Newport News, VA

BURLEIGH, NELSON
Private, U.S. Army
Company E, 125th Infantry Regiment, 32d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 31, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Nelson Burleigh, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Cierges, northeast of Chateau-Thierry, France, July 31, 1918. Although severely wounded, Private Burleigh crawled to an exposed and dangerous place where a comrade lay seriously injured and rendered first aid, thereby saving his comrade's life.
General Orders No. No. 117, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Flint, MI

BURNETT, CLIFTON
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Headquarters, 1st Infantry Brigade, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 9, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Clifton Burnett, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Montrefagne, France, October 9, 1918. On October 9, Sergeant Burnett volunteered and established liaison between battalion commanders and brigade headquarters, under heavy artillery and machine-gun fire. On the same day he twice volunteered and carried messages and acting as guide across fields subjected to shell and machine-gun fire. He repeatedly repaired telephone wires when no lineman were available and continued this work through shell fire and gas bombardment, although four of the men working with him were wounded.
General Orders 81, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Pilgrim, TX

BURNS, EDWARD N.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company B, 111th Infantry Regiment, 28th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: August 10, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Edward N. Burns, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Fismette, France, August 10, 1918. When the attack of his company was held up by fire from a hostile strong point, Sergeant Burns with two other men voluntarily cut their way through enemy wire entanglements under heavy fire, reached their objective and engaged the enemy in hand-to-hand combat. During this latter action six of the enemy were killed, and the attacking line was enabled to advance to the new position. At further risk of his life, Sergeant Burns carried back one of his comrades who had been fatally wounded in the action.
General Orders No. No. 49, W.D., 1922
Home Town: Philadelphia, PA

BURNS, FORREST
First Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company I, 28th Infantry Regiment, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 18 - 19, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Forrest Burns, First Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Soissons, France, July 18 - 19, 1918. When the advance of his platoon had been halted by heavy machine-gun fire from the front, Sergeant Burns, with three others, advanced through heavy machine-gun fire and attacked the enemy position. His group succeeded in capturing two enemy machine guns, thereby enabling his organization to advance with slight loss. After the platoon commander had been killed, he directed the advance of his platoon until severely wounded.
General Orders No. 72, W.D., 1920
Home Town: Richmond, KY

*BURNS, HAROLD W.
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
308th Trench Mortar Battery, 158th Field Artillery Brigade, 83d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 23, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Harold W. Burns, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Brabant sur Meuse, France, October 23, 1918. In the open, under direct fire from the enemy machine guns and artillery, Lieutenant Burns went from gun to gun of his platoon, encouraging his men to continued effort. Gassed, he refused to be evacuated, but remained in command of his platoon until after the action, when he gave first aid to the wounded.
General Orders No. 50, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Gary, IN

BURNS, JOSEPH W.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company C, 165th Infantry Regiment, 42d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 15, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Joseph W. Burns, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Landres-et-St. Georges, France, October 15, 1918. Assisted by another soldier, Sergeant Burns voluntarily went to the aid of a comrade, who was lying in front of his lines, and in full view of the enemy. After administering first aid, they succeeded in bringing the wounded man to safety.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Brooklyn, NY

*BURNS, MYRON D.
Private, U.S. Army
Company F, 7th Infantry Regiment, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 15, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Myron D. Burns, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Fossoy, France, July 15, 1918. Although suffering intense agony from severe wounds, Private Burns killed eight of the enemy with his rifle and bayonet and then crawled about for two days before being picked up. He died shortly after from his wounds.
General Orders No. 44, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Shamrock, OK

BURNS, THOMAS V.
Private, U.S. Army
Company E, 9th Infantry Regiment, 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 18, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Thomas V. Burns, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Vierzy, France, July 18, 1918. Private Burns fearlessly sprang to the assistance of a French officer and helped him, under fire, remove a wounded French soldier from a burning tank which had been struck by a shell. Afterwards, seeing a gap in the firing line, he collected four men, dashed forward and captured five machine guns, with which he held the line until the arrival of reinforcements. He then rejoined his platoon, where he rendered valuable service during the remainder of the battle.
General Orders No. No. 117, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Scranton, PA

BURR, GEORGE E.
Sergeant First Class, U.S. Army
Company C, 107th Field Signal Battalion, 32d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: August 2, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to George E. Burr, Sergeant First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Cierges, France, August 2, 1918. Sergeant Burr, in charge of a detachment, strung wire far in advance of the front lines, working through a heavy artillery fire, to the point where the regimental post of command was to be situated, 100 yards from the enemy line. When he was ordered to leave one man at the instrument, while the rest of the detachment returned to the rear, Sergeant Burr himself volunteered, and remained alone at this dangerous position.
General Orders No. No. 147, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Milwaukee, WI

BURR, JOHN G.
Mechanic, U.S. Army
Company A, 130th Infantry Regiment, 33d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 9, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to John G. Burr, Mechanic, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Riaville, France, November 9, 1918. As mechanic Burr was administering first aid to a wounded comrade during a raid, they were attacked by several of the enemy. Undaunted by this superior force, Mechanic Burr succeeded in killing four and driving off the others, thereby setting a conspicuous example of courage and coolness.
General Orders 70, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Effingham, IL

BURRELL, REUBEN
Private, U.S. Army
Machine-Gun Company, 371st Infantry Regiment, 93d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 30, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Reuben Burrell, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action in the Champagne Sector, France, September 30, 1918. Private Burrell, although painfully wounded in the knee, refused to be evacuated, stating that if he went to the rear there would not be enough left for his group to function.
General Orders No. 46, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Conshohocken, PA

BURROUGHS, FRANK ALBERT
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Machine-Gun Company, 118th Infantry Regiment, 30th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 17, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Frank Albert Burroughs, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near la-Haie-Menneresse, France, October 17, 1918. When his platoon commander was wounded and all the noncommissioned officers had become casualties, under a heavy enemy barrage which fell upon his company, killing or wounding more than a third of the men, Sergeant Burroughs, then a private, reorganized the platoon under the heavy shell fire, directed the evacuation of the wounded, and then led the one remaining gun team forward, displaying remarkable coolness and initiative.
General Orders No. 50, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Watauga, SD

*BURTON, EDWARD A.
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
128th Infantry Regiment, 32d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: August 1, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Edward A. Burton, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Cierges, France, August 1, 1918. Lieutenant Burton was mortally wounded while carrying a wounded man from a position exposed to artillery and machine-gun fire, but, regardless of his own suffering, he persisted in his task until he had placed the wounded man in a place of safety. Lieutenant Burton died while being evacuated.
General Orders No. 44, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Reedsburg, WI

BURTON, MILTON G.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company E, 316th Engineers, 91st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 28, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Milton G. Burton, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Eclisfontaine, France, September 28, 1918. While attached to an Infantry unit, Sergeant Burton evidenced great bravery in bringing in four severely wounded men from the front lines to the dressing station. After reaching dressing station he immediately administered first aid to the men, being continually exposed to the machine-gun and sniper fire.
General Orders No. 46, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Los Angeles, CA

BUSCH, GEORGE L.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company D, 354th Infantry Regiment, 89th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 1, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to George L. Busch, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Remonville, France, November 1, 1918. Sergeant Busch's company was waiting at its first objective for the barrage to advance, when five enemy machine guns opened fire on it from a point in front of the barrage. Realizing the gravity of the situation Sergeant Busch led a combat group from his platoon with exceptional skill and bravery through the barrage to the flank of the enemy position and silenced the machine guns, capturing prisoners from their crews. While returning through the barrage, he was knocked down by concussion from a bursting shell, but he immediately arose and led his men back to the platoon.
General Orders 70, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Troy, MO

BUSCHING, GEORGE A.
Private, U.S. Army
Company G, 118th Infantry Regiment, 30th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 8, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to George A. Busching, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Brancourt, France, October 8, 1918. Private Busching observed a severely wounded soldier about 100 yards from his post on a sunken road heavily shelled by artillery and machine-gun enfilading fire. He voluntarily went out and carried this soldier to a place of safety.
General Orders No. No. 133, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Plainfield, IA

BUSCHMANN, JEROME
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company G, 9th Infantry Regiment, 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 18, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Jerome Buschmann, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action south of Soissons, France, July 18, 1918. With John Rockwell, private, William F. Rockwell, private; Alfred Shimampwski, private; and Watzlaw Viniarsky, private; all of the same company, Sergeant Buschmann distinguished himself by attacking a party of more than 60 Germans and, in an intense and desperate hand-to-hand fight, succeeded in killing 22 men and capturing 40 men and five machine guns.
General Orders No. 20, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Webb City, MO

*BUSEY, CHARLES BOWEN
Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army
310th Infantry Regiment, 78th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 1, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Charles Bowen Busey, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action in the Bois-des-Loges, France, November 1, 1918. While on duty as instructor at the school and Langres, France, Lieutenant Busey was sent to the 78th Division for a week of observation work, where on his own request, he was attached to a front-line battalion; and again, on his own request, was assigned to duty with a company. During the attack on the enemy strong point in the Bois-des-Loges, Lieutenant Busey unhesitatingly and with utmost gallantry led a patrol of four men through a heavy artillery and machine-gun fire toward the position of a machine-gun nest which was holding up the company's advance, when he was killed by a hostile hand grenade within a few yards of his objective.
General Orders No. No. 43, W.D., 1922
Home Town: Urbana, IL

*BUSH, ALDEN
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company C, 125th Infantry Regiment, 32d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: August 1, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Alden Bush, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action during the attack on and capture of the village of Cierges, northeast of Chateau-Thierry, France, August 1, 1918. Corporal Bush was fatally wounded. In spite of his wound he struggled forward, urging on and inspiring his men, and keeping up with the attacking wave until he fell.
General Orders No. No. 102, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Detroit, MN

BUSH, GARRET
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company A, 26th Infantry Regiment, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 19 - 21, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Garret Bush, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action during the fighting near Soissons, France, July 19 - 21, 1918. Corporal Bush repeatedly passed through shell and machine-gun fire to locate dangerous enemy positions.
General Orders No. No. 132, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Sheyenne, ND

BUSH, HERMAN L.
First Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company B, 102d Machine-Gun Battalion, 26th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 25, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Herman L. Bush, First Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Verdun, France, October 25, 1918. Sergeant Bush, learning that an officer was lying wounded in both legs in a zone of heavy machine-gun fire, immediately left a position of shelter, went to his aid, and succeeded in bringing the officer back to a place of safety.
General Orders No. 21, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Dorchester, MA

*BUSHNELL, THEODORE K.
Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army
2d Machine-Gun Battalion, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 5, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Theodore K. Bushnell, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Fleville, France, October 5, 1918. Lieutenant Bushnell showed exceptional bravery by remaining with his platoon after being wounded. He refused evacuation until he received a second wound, the nature of which demanded his immediate return to the rear.
General Orders No. 44, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Denver, CO

BUSK, JOSEPH R.
Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army
38th Infantry Regiment, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: June 17, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Joseph R. Busk, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action east of Chateau-Thierry, France, June 17, 1918. Despite the coldness of the water, the swiftness of the current, and the presence of the enemy on the opposite bank, Lieutenant Busk completed a personal reconnaissance of the enemy's position by swimming the River Marne, after which he took a patrol across the river in boats, and obtained valuable information regarding the movements of the enemy.
General Orders No. 126, W.D., 1919
Home Town: New York, NY

*BUTCHER, GEORGE S.
Captain, U.S. Army
111th Machine-Gun Battalion, 29th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 27, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to George S. Butcher, Captain, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Verdun, France, October 27, 1918. Hearing a call for help from a neighboring platoon of another company, whose men were all casualties, Captain Butcher quickly made his way there, manned the guns, and kept up a steady fire until he was himself killed by a shell. His action was purely voluntary; but, realizing the necessity of opening fire immediately, he disregarded his own safety in order to protect others, displaying the most heroic self- sacrifice.
General Orders No. 15, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Upper Montclair, NJ

BUTCHER, ORA LEE
Private, U.S. Army
Company M, 356th Infantry Regiment, 89th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 12, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Ora Lee Butcher, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action in the Bois-de-Mort Mare, near Flirey, France, September 12, 1918. Private Butcher, on duty as an observer at battalion headquarters, twice volunteered to carry important messages from his battalion commander to company commanders. In so doing he passed through heavy barrages.
General Orders No. No. 139, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Pattonsburg, MO

BUTCHER, THOMAS W.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company C, 359th Infantry Regiment, 90th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 2, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Thomas W. Butcher, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Villers-devant-Dun, France, November 2, 1918. Having been wounded in the back by a machine-gun bullet, Corporal Butcher led his squad through heavy machine-gun fire, capturing three guns and capturing or killing all of the crews.
General Orders No. 46, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Fort Worth, TX

BUTLER, CHARLES
Private, U.S. Army
Machine-Gun Company, 371st Infantry Regiment, 93d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 29, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Charles Butler, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Ardeuil, France, September 29, 1918. With three other soldiers, Private Butler crawled 200 yards ahead of our lines under violent machine-gun fire and rescued an officer who was lying mortally wounded in a shell hole.
General Orders No. 46, W.D., 1919
Home Town: New Orleans, LA

BUTLER, EMORY L.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company K, 119th Infantry Regiment, 30th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 29, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Emory L. Butler, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Bellicourt, France, September 29, 1918. Becoming separated from his platoon during the advance, Corporal Butler continued 500 yards beyond the objective, and, although there were several enemy machine-guns near him, he went to a dugout and forced the 35 occupants to come out and surrender. He was soon joined by other members of his platoon and aided in cleaning out other nearby dug-outs, displaying absolute disregard of danger.
General Orders 81, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Rowan County, NC

BUTLER, JAMES S.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company F, 103d Infantry Regiment, 26th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 3, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to James S. Butler, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Verdun, France, November 3, 1918. While leading a daylight patrol into the Bois Moirey to ascertain the enemy's position, Sergeant Butler volunteered and advanced alone into a machine-gun nest to draw fire. He went forward until fired upon by enemy machine guns and snipers. He then crawled back and reported the position of the enemy to his battalion commander.
General Orders No. 21, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Keene, NH

*BUTLER, RICHARD
Private, U.S. Army
Company D, 102d Machine-Gun Battalion, 26th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 26,1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Richard Butler, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Marcheville, France, September 26, 1918. Private Butler volunteered to accompany a party whose mission was to bomb a hostile machine-gun emplacement. Under heavy shell fire he approached to within 30 feet of the emplacement, when he was fired upon from loopholes in a stone wall. Working his way behind the wall, this courageous soldier enfiladed the enemy with rifle fire and effected their capture. While he was disarming prisoners he was shot and mortally wounded.
General Orders No. 133, W.D., 1918
Home Town: New Haven, CT

BUTLER, WILLIAM
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company L, 369th Infantry Regiment, 93d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: August 18, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to William Butler, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Maison- de-Champagne, France, August 18, 1918. Sergeant Butler broke up a German raiding party which had succeeded in entering our trenches and capturing some of our men. With an automatic rifle he killed four of the raiding party and captured or put to flight the remainder of the invaders.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: New York, NY

BUTTERFIELD, CLARK
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company B, 13th Machine-Gun Battalion, 5th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 14, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Clark Butterfield, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Cunel, France, October 14, 1918. Leaving his shelter in a shallow machine-gun emplacement, and accompanying an officer, Sergeant Butterfield ventured forth through a most intense fire, to the aid of a wounded officer, and assisted in carrying him a distance of 170 yards to safety.
General Orders No. 44, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Minneapolis, MN

BUTTS, EDMUND L.
Colonel, U.S. Army
30th Infantry Regiment, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 14 - 18, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Edmund L. Butts, Colonel, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action in the Bois d'Aigremont, near Crezancy, France, July 14 - 18, 1918. On repeated occasions during the intense enemy bombardment preceding the second battle of the Marne and on the following day Colonel butts went to exposed positions under heavy shellfire for the purpose of making personal reconnaissances, securing information of great value. The personal courage and determination displayed by him inspired his regiment to withstand successfully the principal shock of the German attack and drive the enemy back across the Marne by the brilliant counterattacks which he planned.
General Orders No. 116, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Stillwater, MN

*BYAM, OLIVER P.
Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army
7th Infantry Regiment, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 11, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Oliver P. Byam, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Cunel Heights, France, October 11, 1918. Upon his own initiative Lieutenant Byam moved his machine-gun platoon through heavy artillery and machine-gun fire 400 meters in advance of the front line and from there opened fire on the enemy, who was holding up our advance, displaying exceptional bravery in holding this position against several hostile attacks. This officer was later killed by machine-gun fire while leading a patrol to the enemy's line.
General Orders 89, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Gooding, ID

*BYINGTON, RUSSELL P.
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Company I, 105th Infantry Regiment, 27th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 29, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Russell P. Byington, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action east of Ronssoy, France, September 29, 1918. During the operations against the Hindenburg line, he was wounded early in the action but continued to advance with his company, and declined to go to the rear for medical treatment. Later in the engagement he was killed by a machine-gun bullet. His gallantry and bravery and absolute disregard for his personal safety was a splendid example to all ranks.
General Orders No. 16, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Ossining, NY

BYRD, DANIEL B.
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
Company F, 119th Infantry Regiment, 30th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 10, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Daniel B. Byrd, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Escaufourt, France, October 10, 1918. Leading a small detachment under heavy fire, while the regiment was making an advance, he encountered stiff resistance which threatened to cut his detachment from the main line. By his utter disregard of the great danger, and the prompt placing of his automatic rifles, he made it possible for his detachment to return to the lines. He was wounded by shrapnel, but he remained with the men until ordered to the rear by his commanding officer.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Fayetteville, NC

BYRD, MACK C.
First Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company D, 2d Engineers, 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: June 3, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Mack C. Byrd, First Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Bois-de- Belleau, France, June 3, 1918. Although badly wounded and suffering intense pain, Sergeant Byrd refused evacuation, remaining and assisting his commanding officer throughout the operations.
General Orders No. 23, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Elkin, NC

BYRD, WOODIE E.
Bugler, U.S. Army
Company E, 116th Infantry Regiment, 29th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 15, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Woodie E. Byrd, Bugler, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Samogneux, France, October 15, 1918. Bugler Byrd displayed notable bravery in successfully carrying messages to the right flank of his company after four other soldiers had been killed or wounded in attempting to carry out this mission.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Port Norfolk, VA

BYRNE, JAMES J.
Private, U.S. Army
Company D, 115th Infantry Regiment, 29th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 10, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to James J. Byrne, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Bois-de- Consenvoye, France, October 10, 1918. While the advance of his platoon was being held up by machine-gun fire from a tree, Private Byrne made his way through heavy and constant fire, to a position from which he was able to kill the gunner and rout the remainder of the enemy. His valiant action made possible the further advance of his platoon without serious loss.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Baltimore, MD

BYRNS, ROBERT A.
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
107th Infantry Regiment, 27th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 29, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Robert A. Byrns, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Venduil, France, September 29, 1918. Lieutenant Byrns, although himself wounded, reorganized his company after the captain was killed and led it forward in the face of intense machine-gun fire until he was wounded a second time. His splendid courage and gallant conduct set an inspiring example to all ranks.
General Orders No. 20, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Staten Island, NY

BYRON, THOMAS F.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company C, 102d Infantry Regiment, 26th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 22, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Thomas F. Byron, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near St. Hilaire, France, September 22, 1918. Assisted by another soldier Sergeant Byron rushed a machine-gun nest, which had been firing on their patrol. They succeeded in killing the crew.
General Orders No. 26, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Waterbury, CT

BYRUM, JOHN C.
First Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company E, 120th Infantry Regiment, 30th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 29, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to John C. Byrum, First Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Bellicourt, France, September 29, 1918. Although he was wounded at the very start of the attack, Sergeant Byrurn continued with the advance, reorganizing scattered units and leading them back to the lines. Later his arm was shot off, but he steadfastly refused evacuation until loss of blood so weakened him that he was taken to the rear.
General Orders No. 50, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Edenton, NC

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