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

 

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CABLE, ROBERT B.
First Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company M, 117th Infantry Regiment, 30th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 7 - 17, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Robert B. Cable, First Sergeant, U.S. Army, for repeated acts of extraordinary heroism in action near Monbrehain and Busigny, France, October 7 - 17, 1918. Leading two platoons of his company, after the officers had become casualties, Sergeant Cable effectively cleared the ground on the right flank of the company of machine-gun nests, capturing two guns. Later in the day he took command of the company, when no officers remained with it, and continued to be in charge for a week, in which time he led his own men in six attacks, inspiring them by his fearlessness. On October 9 he led an attack on the town of Busigny, charging across an open field in the face of heavy machine-gun fire from the houses of the village and clearing the town of the enemy. This gallant soldier was later wounded while leading two platoons against an enemy machine-gun nest.
General Orders No. 46, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Tellico Plains, TN

CADDLE, JAMES
Private, U.S. Army
Company B, 308th Infantry Regiment, 77th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: August 23 - 25, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to James Caddle, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Ville Savoye, France, August 23 - 25, 1918. Private Caddie, a battalion runner, displayed exceptional bravery in carrying numerous messages under heavy artillery fire to the front line positions, crossing the Vesle River and proceeding for more than a kilometer in plain view of the enemy, over terrain which was continually bombarded with gas and high explosive shells.
General Orders 78, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Churchville, NY

*CAGLE, THOMAS G.
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Company L, 117th Infantry Regiment, 30th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 7, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Thomas G. Cagle, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Poncheaux, France, October 7, 1918. When part of the line had been halted by heavy fire from three machine-gun nests, Private Cagle and Corporal George W. Spears, armed only with rifles and bayonets, rushed the nearest hostile position, and, of the crew of six, killed three and put the remainder to flight. Being unable to advance on two other guns because of their heavy fire, these two soldiers then opened fire with their rifles and forced the remainder of the crew of approximately 12 to abandon the position, after two of their number had been killed and two wounded. Private Cagle was wounded in this action, but he declined to be evacuated, and shortly afterwards was killed.
General Orders No. No. 14, W.D., 1925
Home Town: Lenoir City, TN

CAHILL, HARRY F.
Captain, U.S. Army
18th Infantry Regiment, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 18 - 22, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Harry F. Cahill, Captain, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Soissons, France, July 18 - 22, 1918. Captain Cahill was at all times regardless of personal safety and commanded successively a platoon, a company, and a battalion, carrying again and again his command through heavy fire to all assigned objectives by sheer leadership and personal example. With a very small force he successfully organized and held valuable information concerning the enemy positions.
General Orders No. No. 120, W.D., 1918
Home Town: New York, NY

CAHILL, WILLIAM J.
Private, U.S. Army
Company D, 59th Infantry Regiment, 4th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 3 & 9, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to William J. Cahill, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Bois-de-la-Cote-Lemont, France, October 3, and the Bois-du-Fays, France, October 9, 1918. On Octobers, while acting in the capacity of company runner, Private Cahill carried messages to two platoons of his company, through a heavy fire of machine guns and snipers. He successfully delivered the messages, after crawling for a distance of 400 yards. On October 9, in company with one other runner, he delivered messages to a platoon which was engaged in combat liaison duty in the Bois-de-Fay, passing through a severe artillery fire while in the execution of this mission.
General Orders No. 46, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Manchester, NH

CAIN, CHARLES
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company D, 165th Infantry Regiment, 42d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 15, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Charles Cain, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Landres- et-St. Georges, France, October 15, 1918. Volunteering for the mission, Corporal Cain exposed himself in the open to heavy shell and machine-gun fire to obtain ammunition for his company, after all on. hand had been exhausted. He made repeated trips over the battlefield to gather ammunition from the bodies of the dead, until his entire company had been supplied.
General Orders 95, W.D., 1919
Home Town: New York, NY

CAIN, JAMES S.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company C, 5th Machine-Gun Battalion, 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 4 - 6, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to James S. Cain, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Medeah Ferme, France, October 4 - 6, 1918. Accompanied by another soldier, Sergeant Cain left the shelter of his trench under heavy shell fire to render assistance to soldiers buried by the explosion of a shell. Shortly after he left cover again to go to the assistance of other members of his section wounded by shell fire. On October 6 he was wounded by machine-gun fire in the performance of his duty.
General Orders No. 27, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Troy, NY

CAIN, LYLE B.
Private, U.S. Army
Company K, 38th Infantry Regiment, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: August 10, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Lyle B. Cain, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Fismes, France, August 10, 1918. Private Cain, with one other soldier, volunteered and went to the rescue of a wounded man from another regiment and returned through heavy machine-gun and shell fire, bringing the wounded man to his own trench.
General Orders No. 32, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Wenatchie, WA

CAIN, ROBERT S.
Captain, U.S. Army
111th Infantry Regiment, 28th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: August 11 - 12, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Robert S. Cain, Captain, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action in the Bois-de-Chateau- Diable, west of Fismette, August 11 - 12, 1918. Armed with a Chauchat rifle, Captain Cain personally led the advance elements of the line, driving the enemy before him and clearing the above forest south of the railroad and north of the Vesle River, along the Reims-Rouen road. By personally exposing himself on the railroad, he maintained liaison at great personal risk. In all of this, he displayed sterling qualities of leadership and fearlessness beyond that required to perform the duties of his office.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Pittsburgh, PA

CALBI, CARMEN
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company I, 308th Infantry Regiment, 77th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 14, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Carmen Calbi, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Grand Pre, France, October 14, 1918. Sergeant Calbi, with two others, made a flank attack upon an enemy machine-gun nest. He rushed through enemy machine-gun fire and captured the gun.
General Orders No. No. 27, W.D., 1920
Home Town: New York, NY

*CALDEIRA, JOSEPH R.
Private, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 30th Infantry Regiment, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 9, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Joseph R. Caldeira, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action in Bois-de-Cunel, near Madeline Farm, France, October 9, 1918. Subjected to heavy shell, machine gun, and rifle fire, Private Caldeira displayed exceptional courage in evacuating wounded from the front line to battalion aid station, which he continued until instantly killed by a shell.
General Orders No. No. 49, W.D., 1922
Home Town: Hayward, CA

CALDWELL, EDGAR N.
Major, U.S. Army
16th Infantry Regiment, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 12, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Edgar N. Caldwell, Major, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near St. Mihiel, France, September 12, 1918. When his company met with enemy machine-gun fire of such intensity that the success of the operation was threatened, Major Caldwell (then Captain) disregarding personal danger, walked up and down the front line, designating targets to his men and encouraging them. He then led an automatic rifle squad, proceeding two hundred yards ahead of the line, and captured an enemy machine gun.
General Orders 66, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Fort Atkinson, WI

CALDWELL, GEORGE S.
Private, U.S. Army
Company G, 28th Infantry Regiment, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 18, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to George S. Caldwell, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Soissons, France, July 18, 1918. In order to stop artillery fire which was causing heavy losses in our ranks, Private Caldwell, with another soldier, rushed 300 yards to the front attacked a machine-gun strong point and a 77-millimeter artillery gun, captured the position and the gun, killed 2 and captured 13 of the enemy.
General Orders No. No. 145, W.D., 1918
Home Town: McKeesport, PA

CALDWELL, GEORGE W.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 76th Field Artillery, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 15, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to George W. Caldwell, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near la Trinite Ferme, France, July 15, 1918. Although suffering from a severe gassing, received after his mask had been shot away by the fragment of a shell, Sergeant Caldwell continued through the heavy shelling to administer aid to the wounded.
General Orders No. 44, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Lake George, NY

*CALHOUN, GROVER W.
Private, U.S. Army
Company B, 3d Machine-Gun Battalion, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 19, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Grover W. Calhoun, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Soissons, France, July 19, 1918. Private Calhoun distinguished himself by exceptional coolness and heroic handling of his gun. While under intense fire he inflicted heavy casualties on the enemy, thereby materially aiding the advance, and was killed on July 19, 1918, while seeking an advantageous position during the advance of that date.
General Orders No. 99, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Morgan, GA

CALLAHAN, WILLIAM
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company E, 308th Infantry Regiment, 77th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 9, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to William Callahan, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Revillon, France, September 9, 1918. In order to clean out an enemy machine-gun nest which was holding up the advance of his company Sergeant Callahan volunteered and, with an officer crawled through the enemy wire into his lines, killed two of the enemy; and, although their position was discovered and the area was swept by machine-gun fire, he remained with the officer, killed an enemy machine gunner, and drove another away with his gun, and finally returned with information concerning enemy positions.
General Orders No. 35, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Elmhurst, NY

CALLARD, ARTHUR
Private, U.S. Army
Company A, 23d Infantry Regiment, 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 3, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Arthur Callard, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near St. Etienne- a-Arnes, France, October 3, 1918. While on duty as a company runner Private Callard carried a message through two barrages to regimental commanders. a wide front under intense bombardment and against the pressure of enemy infantry
General Orders No. 13, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Fall River, MA

CALLEN, NATHANIEL ERNEST
Major, 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 Nathaniel Ernest Callen, Major, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Molain, France, October 17, 1918. While leading his battalion into advanced positions, Major Callen made personal reconnaissance of the territory ahead of his troops in order to locate strongly held machine-gun nests, which were holding up the advance of his battalion. On several occasions he personally superintended the cleaning out of machine- gun nests. Throughout the engagement he was subjected to continuous machine-gun, sniper, trench mortar, and artillery fire, but continued his work, setting an excellent example of courage and bravery.
General Orders No. 35, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Athens, TN

*CALLEWAERT, ALBERIS
Private, U.S. Army
Headquarters Company, 58th Infantry Regiment, 4th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 18, August 4, & September 28, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Alberis Callewaert, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Chezy, France, July 18, 1918, near La-Pre Farm, August 4, 1918; and near Bois-de-Fays, September 28, 1918. Facing heavy fire, Private Callewaert carried ammunition from regimental headquarters to the companies of the assaulting battalion, returning with prisoners. In a later engagement, he carried and laid wire while under heavy fire from snipers, machine- guns and artillery, thus maintaining telephonic communication with the front line companies. Subsequently, while endeavoring to establish telephonic communications, he was killed while carrying wire across ground swept by machine guns and artillery.
General Orders 64, W.D., 1919
Home Town: St. Paul, MN

CALVIN, HARRY LESLIE
Captain, U.S. Army
12th Field Artillery, 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 21, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Harry Leslie Calvin, Captain, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Tigny, France, July 21, 1918. With utter disregard for personal danger, Captain Calvin passed for 200 yards under intense artillery and machine-gun fire to rescue a wounded officer. Finding the wounded officer could only be moved on a stretcher, he placed him in a shell hole and started back for one. He was severely wounded in the head, falling unconscious. Recovering a half hour later, he tried to go back to rescue the wounded officer, but again fell senseless.
General Orders 87, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Brooklyn, NY

CAMELL, HARVEY E.
Private, U.S. Army
Company M, 132d Infantry Regiment, 33d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 10, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Harvey E. Camell, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Breuilles, France, October 10, 1918. After seeing several other runners fail in the attempt to get through the barrage, Private Camill volunteered and carried a message through the violent barrage to his battalion commander. During the entire action of October 6-13, he performed most valiant service in maintaining liaison between his company and battalion headquarters.
General Orders No. 32, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Cohasett, MN

CAMERON, CHARLES
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Company B, 3d Machine-Gun Battalion, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 19, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Charles Cameron, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Soissons, France, July 19, 1918. When the Infantry of which Private Cameron was a part was held up by a trench occupied by Germans near Soissons, Private Cameron voluntarily ran around the trench to its rear, shot and killed one of the enemy, and captured the remainder.
General Orders No. 99, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Youngstown, OH

CAMPBELL, ALEXANDER
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company I, 309th Infantry Regiment, 78th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 23, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Alexander Campbell, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Rembercourt, France, September 23, 1918. A shell landed in an observation post occupied by Sergeant Campbell and two other soldiers, seriously wounding all three. Though he himself had been struck in seven places, this soldier placed both his companions under shelter and then walked through the barrage to company headquarters where he sent stretcher bearers to the assistance of his wounded comrades, before securing first aid for himself.
General Orders 71, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Lockport, NY

*CAMPBELL, GEORGE A.
Captain, U.S. Army
18th Infantry Regiment, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 12, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to George A. Campbell, Captain, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near St. Mihiel, France, September 12, 1918. Captain Campbell displayed exceptional bravery, when, with three men, he preceded his battalion into Le Jolie Bois and captured three machine guns and 20 prisoners which had been maintaining a heavy fire upon our lines.
General Orders No. 44, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Woburn, MA

CAMPBELL, HARRY W.
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 Harry W. Campbell, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Romagne, France, October 14, 1918. Sergeant Campbell, on patrol with two other soldiers, captured a machine gun and 13 prisoners, killing two others who tried to escape.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: New York, NY

CAMPBELL, JAMES E.
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Company K, 311th Infantry Regiment, 78th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 1, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to James E. Campbell, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Grand Pre, France, November 1, 1918. After all the regular company runners had become casualties, Private Campbell volunteered as a runner, carrying a call for reinforcements through the enemy barrage and guiding the reinforcing troops back to his company. He then aided in first-aid work until his company was relieved.
General Orders No. 35, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Oswego, NY

CAMPBELL, JOHN A.
Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army
9th Infantry Regiment, 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 3, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to John A. Campbell, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Blanc Mont Ridge, France, October 3, 1918. While in an advanced position flanked by machine guns and under heavy artillery fire, Lieutenant Campbell carried a message to regimental headquarters by the shortest and most direct route, woods occupied by the enemy.
General Orders No. 21, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Brooklyn, NY

CAMPBELL, MARTIN H.
Band Sergeant, U.S. Army
Headquarters Company, 4th Infantry Regiment, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 24, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Martin H. Campbell, Band Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Le Channel, France, July 24, 1918. Sergeant Campbell, frequently requested and was granted permission to render aid to the wounded. Making his way into an open field, swept by a withering machine-gun fire, he rendered first-aid to many of the wounded. While performing this highly meritorious work, he himself was wounded by grenade fire.
General Orders 64, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Flint, MI

CAMPBELL, ROBERT L.
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
368th Infantry Regiment, 92d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 27, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Robert L. Campbell, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Binarville, France, September 27, 1918. In the afternoon of September 27 Lieutenant Campbell saw a runner fall wounded in the middle of a field swept by heavy machine-gun fire. At imminent peril to his own life, and in full view of the enemy, he crossed the field and carried the wounded soldier to shelter.
General Orders No. 27, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Greensboro, NC

CAMPBELL, WILLIS M.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company B, 59th Infantry Regiment, 4th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 29, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Willis M. Campbell, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Brieulles-sur-Meuse, France, September 29, 1918. Sergeant Campbell made his way forward in the face of annihilating fire to the aid of a wounded comrade who was lying exposed to this great hazard and carried him across an open field to safety.
General Orders No. 50, W.D., 1919
Home Town: New Castle, PA

CAMPITELLI, DONATO
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company L, 7th Infantry Regiment, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 21, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Donato Campitelli, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action on Hill 299, France, October 21, 1918. Shortly after the attack started Corporal Campitelli discovered a machine gun to his left. He worked his way toward it and without aid captured it with its crew and garrison of fourteen men.
General Orders No. No. 30, W.D., 1920
Home Town: Gibbstown, NJ

CANAVAN, PATRICK
Private, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 23d Infantry Regiment, 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 3 - 9, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Patrick Canavan, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near St. Etienne-a-Arnes, France, October 3 - 9, 1918. Private Canavan gave aid to the wounded under severe shell and machine-gun fire, and was wounded twice before he left the field. He refused the aid of stretcher bearers and walked alone to the ambulance station.
General Orders No. 35, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Campello, MA

CANNON, CLARENCE F.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company L, 117th Infantry Regiment, 30th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 7, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Clarence F. Cannon, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Ponchaux, France, October 7, 1918. After being severely wounded by machine-gun fire Sergeant Cannon continued to lead his platoon in attack until he was ordered to the rear by his commanding officer.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Lenour City, TN

CAPEN, RALPH A.
First Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company A, 311th Machine-Gun Battalion, 79th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 29 - October 1,1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Ralph A. Capen, First Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Montfaucon, France, September 29 - October 1, 1918. On September 29 Sergeant Capen voluntarily left his place of safety and rescued a wounded comrade and brought him to a place of shelter. On October 1 he volunteered to assist in carrying rations to his company, making repeated trips through heavy artillery fire, and each time successfully accomplished his mission.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Mattoon, IL

CAPEZIO, JOHN
Private, U.S. Army
Company D, 9th Infantry Regiment, 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 4, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to John Capezio, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Beaumont, France, November 4, 1918. In the face of heavy machine-gun and shell fire, Private Capezio led a squad in a flank attack on an enemy machine-gun nest, which was holding his company and endangering the success of its mission. Through his coolness and bravery under fire, the enemy machine guns and the entire crew was captured.
General Orders 78, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Newark, NJ

CAPPADOCIA, LOUIS
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company F, 38th Infantry Regiment, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 15, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Louis Cappadocia, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Moulins, France, July 15, 1918. Sergeant Cappadocia led his platoon successfully against enemy machine guns that were harassing the company from the flank. After being wounded in the chin by a machine-gun bullet he refused to be evacuated and went forward with his platoon in the counterattack.
General Orders No. No. 19, W.D., 1920
Home Town: New York, NY

CAPPEL, MARVIN
Captain (Medical Corps), U.S. Army
9th Infantry (Attached), 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 3, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Marvin Cappel, Captain (Medical Corps), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Medeah Farm, France, October 3, 1918. Captain Cappel visited the front line continually, both night and day, supervising the evacuation of the wounded, personally directing the work of the stretcher bearers, and on several occasions, when the fighting was most severe, ran forward, under intense artillery and machine-gun fire, and personally gave first-aid and carried in the wounded.
General Orders No. 21, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Alexandria, LA

CAPPS, ELIJAH A.
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 Elijah A. Capps, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Bellicourt, France, September 29, 1918. In face of heavy machine-gun fire, Private Capps, with two other soldiers, attacked and put out of action an enemy machine-gun post, capturing a German officer and three soldiers.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Princeton, NC

CAPWELL, ANDREW W.
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Company C, 103d Machine-Gun Battalion, 26th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 19, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Andrew W. Capwell, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action in the Bois de la Brigade de Marines (Bois-de-Belleau), France, July 19, 1918. Private Capwell made 19 trips from the wood across a field swept by heavy machine-gun fire, carrying to shelter 18 soldiers and one officer, who had been wounded. He himself was wounded next morning by a shell-shocked soldier whom he was trying to aid.
General Orders 87, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Chepachet, RI

CARAGEORGE, SOCRATES
Corporal, U.S. Army
4th Machine-Gun Battalion, 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 19, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Socrates Carageorge, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Vierzy, July 19, 1918. Corporal Carageorge voluntarily left shelter and went three hundred yards across an open field through a heavy barrage and procured signal rockets with which he successfully directed the fire of our artillery.
General Orders No. 99, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Philadelphia, PA

CARBAUGH, CHARLES F.
Private, U.S. Army
Company F, 47th Infantry Regiment, 4th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 9, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Charles F. Carbaugh, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action southeast of Bazoches, France, October 9, 1918. Private Carbaugh was sent as a runner to direct a platoon of his company to assemble and return to its position. He displayed unusual leadership in performing his mission by himself, taking command of the disorganized unit, getting it well in hand, and leading it back under a hostile shelling without losses and without confusion.
General Orders No. 21, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Stephens City, VA

*CARDER, CYRIL
Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army
Company D, 16th Infantry Regiment, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 21, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Cyril Carder, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Soissons, France, July 21, 1918. Having been wounded in the back and arm, Lieutenant Carder refused to be evacuated, but continued to lead his platoon forward in the face of intense machine-gun fire, repeatedly exposing himself, with total disregard for personal safety, until he was killed by machine-gun fire.
General Orders 89, W.D., 1919
Home Town: New York, NY

CARDWELL, HENRY WARREN
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company D, 117th Infantry Regiment, 30th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 17, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Henry Warren Cardwell, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Molain, France, October 17, 1918. Having been separated from their company in a smoke barrage, Corporal Cardwell and Private Lee found themselves face to face with a party of the enemy. Private Lee brought his automatic rifle to his shoulder and attempted to fire, but the gun was jammed and would not shoot. Seeing themselves covered by the gun and not knowing its condition, the Germans threw up their hands, and while Private Lee kept the rifle at his shoulder Corporal Cardwell rounded up the Germans and disarmed them. Their ruse resulted in the capture of 12 of the enemy, comprising 3 machine-gun crews.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Normandy, TN

CARDWELL, MARION H.
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
58th Infantry Regiment, 4th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 18, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Marion H. Cardwell, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Chevillon, France, July 18, 1918. After his company had failed in an attack on Hill 208 with the loss of two officers and sixty-five men, Lieutenant Cardwell reorganized the remaining men of his organization and personally led them in a second attack on the same objective. The advance was made in the face of heavy machine-gun and trench mortar fire, but due to the example and individual bravery of Lieutenant Cardwell, the objective was taken and held.
General Orders No. No. 10, W.D., 1920
Home Town: Dayton, OH

CAREY, EDDIE
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company H, 103d Infantry Regiment, 26th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 12, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Eddie Carey, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Bois-de-St. Remy, France, September 12, 1918. When his platoon was forced to halt by enemy machine-gun fire, Corporal Carey crawled forward with an automatic rifle under machine-gun fire, opened fire on the enemy's position, killed two of the Germans, and captured the gun.
General Orders No. 26, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Waterville, ME

CARGIN, GEORGE I.
Private, 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 George I. Cargin, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Ronssoy, France, September 29, 1918. During the operations against the Hindenburg line, Private Cargin, with four other soldiers, left shelter and went forward into an open field, under heavy shell and machine-gun fire, and succeeded in bandaging and carrying back to our lines two wounded comrades.
General Orders No. 20, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Stalker, PA

*CARKENER, STUART
Corporal, U.S. Army
Headquarters Company, 76th Field Artillery, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 31, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Stuart Carkener, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Roncheres, France, July 31, 1918. Despite the fierce shelling to which he was subjected, Corporal Carkener remained at his forward observation post for many hours, until killed by enemy shell fire.
General Orders No. No. 14, W.D., 1925
Home Town: Kansas City, MO

CARLEY, VICTOR A.
Private, U.S. Army
Company D, 361st Infantry Regiment, 91st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 3, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Victor A. Carley, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Gesnes, France, October 3, 1918. Private Carley voluntarily and unhesitatingly left shelter under heavy shell fire and, without thought of personal danger, rendered first aid and carried a wounded comrade to a place of safety.
General Orders No. 20, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Seattle, WA

CARLISLE, ROBERT GUNN
Second Lieutenant, 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 Robert Gunn Carlisle, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near St. Juvin, France, October 1, 1918. After his platoon had suffered very heavy casualties Lieutenant Carlisle led a group of eight men on a reconnaissance along the Aire River. Encountering enemy machine-gun fire, he gallantly led his group in the attack and completely silenced the enemy fire. Due, in part, to his heroism, his organization was able to cross the Aire River on the following day.
General Orders No. No. 3, W.D., 1921
Home Town: Aberdeen, MS

CARLISLE, THOMAS W.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company D, 119th Infantry Regiment, 30th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 29 & October 12, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Thomas W. Carlisle, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Bellicourt, France, September 29, 1918; and near St. Souplet, France, October 12, 1918. Sergeant Carlisle volunteered with two comrades and went in advance of our lines, under heavy machine-gun fire, and rescued a wounded soldier. Later, when his platoon had been reduced to four men, he inspired them by his personal courage to hold their position till reinforcements arrived.
General Orders 81, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Goldsboro, NC

CARLSON, CHARLES G.
Private, U.S. Army
Headquarters Company, 129th Infantry Regiment, 33d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 17, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Charles G. Carlson, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Consenvoye, France, October 17, 1918. Though he was seriously wounded, Private Carlson succeeded in reaching his destination with an important message, his route being under heavy shell fire, through ravines filled with gas.
General Orders 64, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Chicago, IL

CARLSON, EARNEST A.
Corporal, U.S. Army
4th Regimental Section - Company C, 9th Field Battalion (Signal Corps), 5th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 22, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Earnest A. Carlson, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action in the Bois-de-Rappes, France, October 22, 1918. Although he was almost exhausted from gas and fatigue, Corporal Carlson remained on duty throughout the day and night, laying telephone lines from the regimental relay station to the front lines through heavy barrage fire from artillery and machine guns.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Houston, TX

CARLSON, EMIL
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Company A, 128th Infantry Regiment, 32d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: August 1 & October 14, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Emil Carlson, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for repeated acts of extraordinary heroism in action near Cierges, France, August 1, 1918; and near Gesnes, France, October 14, 1918. During an attack near Cierges, Private Carlson, assisted by two comrades, repeatedly exposed himself to enemy machine-gun and artillery fire, in order to assist the wounded to the first-aid station. On October 14, in the Meuse-Argonne offensive, when the advance of his company was held up by enemy machine-gun fire, he advanced in attacking a machine-gun nest, until all the members of the squad were killed except himself. He then pushed on alone and killed one of the enemy. His rifle becoming jammed and useless, he continued to advance and succeeded in capturing the two guns, together with the crew, consisting of eight men.
General Orders 95, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Merrillan, WI

CARLSON, GUSTUS H.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company B, 104th Infantry Regiment, 26th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 15, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Gustus H. Carlson, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Verdun, France, October 15, 1918. Sergeant Carlson showed extraordinary courage and bravery in going beyond our front line under heavy machine-gun fire and bringing back two wounded comrades.
General Orders No. No. 17, W.D., 1924
Home Town: Framingham, MA

CARLSON, SWEN
Private, U.S. Army
Company M, 131st Infantry Regiment, 33d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 26, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Swen Carlson, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action in Meuse-Argonne, France, September 26, 1918. On his own initiative, Private Carlson crawled out with three other soldiers across an open field for two hundred yards, subject the while to intense artillery and machine-gun fire, to flank three machine-gun emplacements, which were holding up the advance. With his comrades Private Carlson killed seven of the enemy and captured twenty-three prisoners.
General Orders 71, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Chicago, IL

CARLSON, WALTER C.
Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army
117th Infantry Regiment, 30th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 9 & 17, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Walter C. Carlson, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Geneve, France, October 9, 1918. Remaining on duty after being wounded in the shoulder by a shell fragment, Lieutenant Carlson aided the advance of his battalion by leading his platoon in flanking attacks on machine-gun nests. He advanced with his men for 400 yards across a field heavily swept by machine-gun fire to a railroad embankment and held the position for more than an hour; reinforcements were prevented from reaching him by the intense fire. By his courage and determination in maintaining this position he protected the flank of his battalion and made possible its further advance. On October 17, near La Selle River, this officer was knocked down and wounded by a bursting shell; when he recovered he moved forward with his platoon until weakness compelled his evacuation.
General Orders No. No. 133, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Chicago, IL

CARNAHAN, HARRY F.
Private, U.S. Army
Company M, 111th Infantry Regiment, 28th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: August 11, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Harry F. Carnahan, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Fismette, France, August 11, 1918. Although the bridge crossing the Vesle was being heavily shelled and many men were killed in attempting to cross it, Private Carnahan made repeated trips, each time carrying a badly wounded man. He was finally wounded, but refused evacuation, volunteering for duty the following day and providing medical attention for his wounded comrades by venturing across the bridge through the murderous fire.
General Orders No. 50, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Birdville, PA

CARNER, FRANK W.
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 Frank W. Carner, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action south of Sedan, France, November 7, 1918. Although wounded, Corporal Carner refused to be evacuated and continued to lead his squad forward. Finding another squad without a leader, he combined it with his own, led them both to the attack under heavy fire, and succeeded in driving the enemy from a strong position. His action enabled his company to advance to its objective.
General Orders No. 68, W.D., 1920
Home Town: Cleveland, OH

CARNEY, THOMAS J.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Machine-Gun Company, 16th Infantry Regiment, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 18 - 22, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Thomas J. Carney, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action south of Soissons, France, July 18 to 22, 1918. After his platoon commander and platoon sergeant had both been wounded, Corporal Carney took command of the platoon, reorganized it under heavy fire, and successfully led the attack of his platoon on all objectives. This noncommissioned officer had previously performed gallant service while commanding a machine-gun section during a heavy enemy bombardment at Cantigny, France, May 28, 1918.
General Orders No. No. 55, W.D., 1920
Home Town: Brooklyn, NY

*CARPENTER, FRANK B.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company C, 307th Infantry Regiment, 77th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 5, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Frank B. Carpenter, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Moulin de Charlevaux, France, October 5, 1918. While advancing with his platoon in the Argonne Fewest, Corporal Carpenter located a machine-gun sniper who was directing fire on his squad. Ordering his men to take cover, he drew the sniper's attention to himself by fire from his rifle. His gallant efforts prevented heavy casualties among his squad, but he himself was killed.
General Orders No. 44, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Lockport, NY

*CARPENTER, JAMES B.
Private, U.S. Army
Company H, 47th Infantry Regiment, 4th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: August 9, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to James B. Carpenter, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Bazoches, France, August 9, 1918. Private Carpenter responded to a call for volunteers to destroy a hostile machine gun, the approach to which was covered by fire from three other machine guns. With seven other soldiers he went forward and skillfully and boldly accomplished the mission. This courageous soldier has since been killed in action.
General Orders No. 21, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Avant, OK

CARPENTIER, GEORGE R.
First Lieutenant (Chaplain), U.S. Army
166th Infantry Regiment, 42d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 7, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to George R. Carpentier, First Lieutenant (Chaplain), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Cheveuges, France, November 7, 1918. Volunteering for the service, Chaplain Carpentier accompanied a patrol as interpreter, and later, when our troops encountered stubborn resistance and sustained heavy casualties, he established a dressing station, and, under heavy shell fire, administered to the wounded and dying, continuing this service after he himself had been wounded twice.
General Orders No. 126, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Washington, DC

CARR, JOHN M.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Machine-Gun Company, 117th Infantry Regiment, 30th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 8, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to John M. Carr, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Montbrehain, France, October 8, 1918. While leading his section upon a hostile machine- gun nest Sergeant Carr fell mortally wounded, but he inspired his men by urging them on and giving detailed instructions to the soldier whom he placed in command to succeed himself.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Knoxville, TN

CARR, WARNER W.
Major, U.S. Army
9th Infantry Regiment, 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: June 30, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Warner W. Carr, Major, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Vaux, France, June 30, 1918. Preparatory to an attack upon Vaux, and in broad daylight, Major Carr voluntarily crawled out into No Manís Land to a point close to the enemy lines, remaining there several hours under fire from machine guns and snipers, while he made sketches of the town and the defenses. The information he obtained was of the utmost importance in planning the attack which was made the following day with marked success.
General Orders No. 7, W.D., 1925
Home Town: Fowler, IN

CARRIER, WILLIAM H.
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
9th Infantry Regiment, 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 5, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to William H. Carrier, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Tuilerie Farm, France, November 5, 1918. While on his way to investigate the situation on the flank of his battalion, he received word that the flank company was hard pressed and without officers. He fearlessly made his way across an open field swept by continuous machine-gun fire, and although four guides were hit and his own clothing pierced, reached the company and saved the situation.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Glastonbury, CT

*CARRIGAN, ALFRED H.
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
142d Infantry Regiment, 36th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 8, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Alfred H. Carrigan, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near St. Etienne, France, October 8, 1918. After he had led his men through the wire and obtained cover, Lieutenant Carrigan saw one of his men wounded and entangled in the wire. He left cover under heavy fire to bring this man to safety. As he was helping him out of the wire he was shot in the neck by a machine-gun bullet.
General Orders No. 20, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Wichita Falls, TX

CARROLE, ALICK
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Company D, 16th Infantry Regiment, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 9, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Alick Carrole, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action in the Argonne Forest, France, October 9, 1918. While his platoon was being seriously menaced by hostile machine-gun fire, Private Carrole, the only survivor of his squad, crawled forward, and with his rifle, killed two gunners and captured the remaining six men. His act enabled the further advance of his platoon.
General Orders No. 46, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Watertown, MA

CARROLL, CLARENCE E.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company E, 52d Infantry Regiment, 6th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 28, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Clarence E. Carroll, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Ampiersbach, France, September 28, 1918. Although badly wounded, Corporal Carroll continued in action against an attempted raid by the enemy until he was blinded by the explosion of a hand grenade. His determination was evidenced by the remark, "I can't see, you give it to them, " which he made when passing his rifle to a sergeant of his company.
General Orders No. 32, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Winnsboro, LA

CARROLL, DANIEL B.
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
364th Infantry Regiment, 91st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 26 - 28, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Daniel B. Carroll, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Bois-de-Cheppy, France, September 28, 1918. Although wounded in the arm in the attack of September 26, Lieutenant Carroll gallantly led his platoon forward, under heavy artillery and machine-gun fire, through the Bois-de-Cheppy. Later, while leading his platoon in an attack near Neuve Grange Farm, he continued on until severely wounded a second time.
General Orders No. No. 39, W.D., 1920
Home Town: Santa Cruz, CA

CARROLL, GEORGE A.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Machine-Gun Company, 326th Infantry Regiment, 82d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 11, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to George A. Carroll, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near St. Juvin, France, October 11, 1918. Seeing an officer lying wounded, and unable to return, Corporal Carrroll went forth in full view of the enemy and under terrific machine- gun and shell fire, assisted the officer to safety. He returned to his post and helped in the operation of his gun until ordered to withdraw.
General Orders 81, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Rock Island, IL

CARROLL, PATRICK J.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company F, 306th Infantry Regiment, 77th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: August 15, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Patrick J. Carroll, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Bazouches, France, August 15, 1918. Corporal Carroll led a patrol of five men to the rescue of his company commander, who was lying concealed within twenty yards of an enemy's machine-gun nest. He advanced through the intense machine-gun fire to the enemy's position, and, although wounded in nine places, returned to our lines with important information.
General Orders 81, W.D., 1919
Home Town: New York, NY

CARROLL, ROBERT E.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
26th Infantry Regiment, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 19, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Robert E. Carroll, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Soissons, France, July 19, 1918. His platoon having been held up by machine-gun fire from an enemy dugout near Soissons, Sergeant Carroll crawled to the door of the dugout, killed the crew, and captured the gun.
General Orders No. No. 132, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Cedartown, GA

*CARROLL, THOMAS A.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company F, 16th Infantry Regiment, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: June 3, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Thomas A. Carroll, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Cantigny, France, on or about June 3, 1918. While a member of a patrol which was rushed by a greatly superior hostile patrol, Sergeant Carroll opened fire on the enemy at 15 yards, and although severely wounded displayed marked courage in covering the retirement of his patrol.
General Orders No. No. 129, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Cincinnati, OH

CARROLL, THOMAS P.
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Company D, 312th Infantry Regiment, 78th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 18, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Thomas P. Carroll, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Grand Pre, France, October 18, 1918. Accompanying a patrol, Private Carroll voluntarily advanced in the face of annihilating machine-gun fire, in attacking a machine-gun nest which was halting the progress of his platoon. He forced the enemy to retreat, and then captured the gun.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: New York, NY

CARROLL, TROY C.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company A, 301st Battalion, Tank Corps, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 8, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Troy C. Carroll, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Brancourt, France, October 8, 1918. Corporal Carroll was a gunner in a tank which was struck four times by shells, which killed or wounded the entire crew. Disregarding his own wounds in the back and leg, he walked 3 miles to secure assistance, guided stretcher bearers back to the disabled tank and assisted in evacuating the wounded until he was completely exhausted.
General Orders No. 32, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Elkhart, IN

CARROLL, WILLIAM M., JR.
Captain, U.S. Army
315th Infantry Regiment, 79th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 29, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to William M. Carroll, Jr., Captain, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Nantilois, France, September 29, 1918. Captain Carroll with a sergeant of his company outflanked a machine-gun nest which was holding up their advance, shot one German noncommissioned officer who tried to escape, and captured two prisoners, the other occupants fleeing. The reduction of this machine-gun nest made it possible for the flank of the battalion to advance.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Rutherford, NJ

CARRY, CHAMP
Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army
18th Field Artillery, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: August 11, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Champ Carry, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Fismes, France, August 11, 1918. During heavy shelling by the enemy Lieutenant Carry voluntarily went forward into a shell-swept area in front of the battery position to assist in bringing back a severely wounded man. Lieutenant Carry, assisted by another officer and an enlisted man, carried the wounded man under heavy fire to a place of comparative safety, from where he was evacuated to the rear. The utter disregard for his own personal safety displayed by Lieutenant Carry was an inspiration to the entire command.
General Orders No. No. 22, W.D., 1929
Home Town: Chicago, IL

*CARSON, BEN C.
Mechanic, U.S. Army
Machine-Gun Company, 322d Infantry Regiment, 81st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 9, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Ben C. Carson, Mechanic, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Moranville, France, November 9, 1918. Although suffering acutely from a wound, Mechanic Carson continued with the advance and, after setting up his gun, preparing to open fire, he received a second wound, which caused his death.
General Orders No. 32, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Seattle, WA

*CARSON, JOSEPH C.
Sergeant, 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 Joseph C. Carson, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Les Huit, Chemins, France, September 26, 1918. Sergeant Carson, with two other men, 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 had successfully silenced its fire when he was killed by the fire of other enemy machine guns.
General Orders No. 72, W.D., 1920
Home Town: Tulsa, OK

CARSON, LESTER
Private, U.S. Army
Company L, 111th Infantry Regiment, 28th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: August 11, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Lester Carson, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Fismette, France, August 11, 1918. After a runner had been killed trying to carry a message from Fismette to Fismes, Private Carson volunteered and successfully delivered a duplicate message over the same route through heavy artillery and machine-gun fire.
General Orders No. 99, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Clearfield, PA

*CARTER, BUCK A.
Private, 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 Buck A. Carter, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Bellicourt, France, September 29, 1918. Wounded in the hand, Private Carter continued in the advance, operating his Lewis gun effectively. He aided in the capture of two enemy machine-gun posts, inspiring those serving with him by his personal fortitude. He was killed later in the performance of his duty.
General Orders 87, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Ingold, NC

*CARTER, CARL C.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company A, 7th Infantry Regiment, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: June 21, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Carl C. Carter, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action in Belleau Wood, France, June 21, 1918. Sergeant Carter fearlessly led his platoon in an attack until shot down by machine-gun bullet, after which he rose to his feet and urged his men forward and then fell dead.
General Orders No. No. 16, W.D., 1920
Home Town: Fresno, CA

CARTER, CARL H.
Private, U.S. Army
Company C, 56th Infantry Regiment, 7th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 9 - November 11, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Carl H. Carter, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Rembercourt, France, October 9 - November 11, 1918. As a battalion runner, Private Carter worked unceasingly without regard of personal safety, carrying messages night and day under fire from enemy artillery and machine guns.
General Orders No. 133, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Claremore, OK

*CARTER, CLARY
Private, U.S. Army
Company H, 38th Infantry Regiment, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 15, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Clary Carter, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Mezy, France, July 15, 1918. Private Carter held a post where the Germans made repeated attempts to cross the River Marne in boats. He continued to fire his automatic rifle into the boatloads of Germans, after being wounded, until killed at his post.
General Orders No. No. 21, W.D., 1925
Home Town: Naulakla, VA

CARTER, EDWARD J.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company I, 308th Infantry Regiment, 77th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 14, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Edward J. Carter, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Grand Pre, France, October 14, 1918. When his company was halted by machine-gun fire, which threatened to wipe out the entire company, Sergeant Carter led a patrol and charged the nest, and was successful not only in cleaning out the stronghold, but in enabling his company to command a more favorable position.
General Orders No. 35, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Binghamton, NY

CARTER, ELIOT A.
Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army
103d Infantry Regiment, 26th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 12, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Eliot A. Carter, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Bois- de-St. Remy, France, September 12, 1918. Advancing against greatly superior numbers of the enemy, Lieutenant Carter was painfully wounded. He refused evacuation until his objective was reached, and during the combat captured or killed more than 60 of the enemy.
General Orders No. 44, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Nashua, NH

CARTER, FRANK
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
326th Infantry Regiment, 82d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 11, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Frank Carter, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near St. Juvin, France, October 11, 1918. Leading two platoons across the Aire River, Lieutenant Carter brought his command to the aid of an assault company which had been stopped by withering enemy fire. As senior officer with the troops who had crossed the River, he constantly exposed himself in organizing units and directing fire. He continued in action after being wounded, being evacuated only after he had dropped from exhaustion, and after he had rescued three wounded enlisted men and one officer.
General Orders 81, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Atlanta, GA

CARTER, FRANKLIN W.
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
165th Infantry Regiment, 42d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 26 - 28, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Franklin W. Carter, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Villers-sur-Fere, France, July 26 - 28, 1918. When all the men in his platoon had become casualties, he operated the one remaining machine-gun with the aid of two volunteers from a line company. Even after he had himself been severely wounded, he remained at his post until the Infantry, having effected a crossing of the Ourcq, were firmly established. Refusing assistance to the dressing station, he tried to crawl back, but dropped exhausted.
General Orders 64, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Pittsburgh, PA

CARTER, HUGH C.
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Sanitary Detachment, 115th Infantry Regiment, 29th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 11 - 17, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Hugh C. Carter, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Verdun, France, October 11 - 17, 1918. On October 11 Private Carter dressed and treated wounded men on the front line under shell fire continuously for two hours. On October 16 he carried a wounded officer on his back, under shell fire, into the first-aid station. On October 17 he directed litter bearers to the front line and helped to evacuate the wounded. All during the drive he went back and forth to the dressing station for bandages and medicine for the wounded, and daily during the attacks he would search the woods for wounded men.
General Orders No. 1, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Baltimore, MD

CARTER, JOHN C.
Private, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 118th Infantry Regiment, 30th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 5 - 17, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to John C. Carter, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Vaux Andigny, France, October 5 - 17, 1918. Private Carter displayed notable bravery in administering aid to wounded men and carrying them to the aid station under heavy fire. He also assisted in maintaining liaison to the flanks and rear of his company under continuous fire, volunteering and carrying a message under especially hazardous conditions and during an enemy counterattack. During this engagement, Private Carter was wounded, but he declined to leave his post until ordered to do so by an officer.
General Orders 87, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Columbia, SC

CARTER, MICHAEL
Corporal, U.S. Army
Headquarters Company, 361st Infantry Regiment, 91st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 28, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Michael Carter, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Gesnes, France, September 28, 1918. Corporal Carter, attached to the signal section of the attacking battalion, repeatedly spliced telephone wires in the midst of heavy artillery and machine-gun fire during the attack, displaying at all times exceptional coolness and personal bravery and aiding materially in maintaining communication between battalion and regimental command posts.
General Orders No. 15, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Los Angeles, CA

CARTER, PAUL D.
Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army
28th Infantry Regiment, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 9, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Paul D. Carter, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action during the Argonne-Meuse offensive, October 9, 1918. Rendered helpless by the explosion of a gas shell, he refused evacuation, but after regaining consciousness returned to his command and was instrumental in repulsing a strong enemy counterattack.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Knoxville, TN

CARTER, ROBERT G.
Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army
6th Infantry Regiment, 5th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 12 - 14, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Robert G. Carter, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Thiaucourt, France, September 12 - 14, 1918. Commanding a platoon of Stokes mortars, Lieutenant Carter showed marked bravery and leadership, capturing many prisoners and directing the organization of captured positions with utter disregard of his personal danger. On September 14 he directed the operations of his mortars under an intense artillery and machine-gun fire until the last one was smashed by shell fire; and he having been twice wounded and unable to continue forward, called his section leaders and ordered them to continue the advance with the Infantry, before he would allow himself to be taken to the rear.
General Orders No. 46, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Chevy Chase, MD

*CARTER, THOMAS E.
Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army
9th Infantry Regiment, 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 4, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Thomas E. Carter, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Tuilerie Farm, France, November 4, 1918. Lieutenant Carter showed extraordinary heroism when he led his company through an intense machine-gun and artillery fire against superior numbers. He made an important gain but was killed by machine-gun fire during the engagement.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Andover, MA

CARTER, WILLIAM C.
Private, U.S. Army
Company F, 311th Infantry Regiment, 78th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 1, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to William C. Carter, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Grand Pre, France, November 1, 1918. While the advance of his company was being held up by hostile machine-gun fire Private Carter worked his way around the enemy's flank and, although exposed to sniper fire, he charged the nest, and by effective use of his Chaucat rifle captured that nest and the one on the right. His action made possible the further advance of his company and the capture of 47 more prisoners.
General Orders No. 44, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Auburn, IL

CARTON, CHARLES A.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Headquarters Company, 12th Field Artillery, 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 15, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Charles A. Carton, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Givry, France, October 15, 1918. Sergeant Carton displayed conspicuous courage and gallantry under fire by organizing a detachment, leading it out in front of our fine under heavy fire, and bringing back the body of an officer who had been killed by a sniper.
General Orders No. 13, W.D., 1919
Home Town: , Canada

CARTONA, CHARLES
Private, U.S. Army
Company I, 102d Infantry Regiment, 26th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 26, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Charles Cartona, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Verdun, France, October 26, 1918. During the operations in the Belieu Bois, Private Cartona went forward at the risk of personal danger, and succeeded in rescuing a wounded comrade and brought him back to safety, being subjected the whole journey to intense and deadly artillery and machine-gun fire.
General Orders 64, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Terryville, CT

CARTY, JAMES F.
Private, U.S. Army
Company K, 102d Infantry Regiment, 26th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 12, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to James F. Carty, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Bois-de-St. Remy, France, September 12, 1918. When infantry advance had been held up by machine-gun fire, the strength of which could not be determined, Private Carty and another soldier scouted far beyond their lines into enemy territory; and after cutting telephone cables, crept up on the nests from the rear. The entire personnel of the guns, consisting of one officer and 39 men was taken prisoner by Private Carty, after which he marched them into our lines.
General Orders No. 26, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Wallingford, CT

CARVER, JOHN
Corporal, 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 John Carver, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Bellicourt, France, September 29, 1918. With another soldier, Corporal Carver attacked and demolished two enemy machine-gun posts 200 yards in advance of our lines. He then stood guard at the entrance of a dugout while the other soldier entered it and brought out 75 German soldiers and three officers, who were taken back to the line as prisoners.
General Orders 81, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Maggie, NC

CARVER, PAUL M.
Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army
16th Infantry Regiment, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 18, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Paul M. Carver, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Soissons, France, July 18, 1918. Lieutenant Carter displayed exceptional qualities of courage and leadership in conducting his platoon through heavy shell and machine-gun fire to its objective. He was later severely wounded while rallying his men, and consolidating the new position.
General Orders 78, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Dexter, ME

CARVO, JOSEPH H.
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Company I, 47th Infantry Regiment, 4th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 29 - 30, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Joseph H. Carvo, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Sergy, France, July 29 - 30, 1918. Acting as runner, Private First Class Carvo carried messages repeatedly over open ground swept by terrific machine-gun fire, aiding materially in the maintenance of liaison.
General Orders 71, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Yakima, WA

CASAGA, SAMUEL E.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company A, 132d Infantry Regiment, 33d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 4, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Samuel E. Casaga, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at St. Maurice, France, November 4, 1918. Sergeant Casaga was a member of a patrol which was stopped on the edge of a wood by enemy machine-gun fire. While his comrades returned the fire, he crawled to the flank of the enemy's position, disregarding the machine-gun fire, and single-handed, captured a prisoner, whom he brought back to our lines.
General Orders No. 59, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Chicago, IL

CASE, ARCHIE B.
Private, U.S. Army
Sanitary Detachment, 108th Infantry Regiment, 27th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 29, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Archie B. Case, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action east of Ronssoy, France, September 29, 1918. During the operations against the Hindenburg line Private Case repeatedly left shelter and went forward into the open, under heavy shell and machine-gun fire, and succeeded in bandaging and carrying back to our lines many wounded soldiers.
General Orders No. 20, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Rochester, NY

CASERTA, VINCENZO
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 Vincenzo Caserta, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Marcheville, France, November 10, 1918. Although wounded early in the attack, Corporal Caserta continued to lead his squad to its objective and refused to leave the field until ordered to do so by an officer.
General Orders No. 23, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Rend, IL

CASEY, CHARLES J.
Captain, U.S. Army
168th Infantry Regiment, 42d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: March 9, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Charles J. Casey, Captain, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Salient-du-Feys, France, on March 9, 1918. Captain Casey displayed notable gallantry in leading a command of untried men in company with French troops in a successful raid on enemy trenches. By his heroic conduct he inspired both his own men and the men of our ally participating in the operation.
General Orders No. 126, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Red Oak, IA

*CASEY, GEORGE A.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company G, 305th Infantry Regiment, 77th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 27, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to George A. Casey, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Barricade Pavilion, France, September 27, 1918. Although he had been mortally wounded by enemy shell fire, which caused heavy casualties in his platoon, Sergeant Casey reorganized the platoon and directed the placing of outposts so that the position could be held, refusing to have his own wounds dressed until the other wounded men were evacuated.
General Orders 89, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Cold Spring, NY

CASEY, JOHN L.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company I, 102d Infantry Regiment, 26th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 23, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to John L. Casey, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Chateau-Thierry, France, July 23, 1918. After seeing three runners shot down while trying to cross an open field through violent machine-gun fire to establish liaison with a regiment five hundred yards away on his left, Sergeant Casey undertook the same mission and successfully accomplished it.
General Orders No. No. 125, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Fairfield, CT

CASEY, JOSEPH W.
(First Award)
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company F, 101st Infantry Regiment, 26th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 23, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Joseph W. Casey, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action east of Epieds, France, July 23, 1918. Leading his platoon under a heavy machine-gun barrage and through the fire of snipers from trees, Sergeant Casey attacked two German machine-gun nests, captured their guns, and killed their crews. He then saw three Germans crawling toward his men to open fire on them. He dashed forward and attacked them single-handed, and killed them all.
General Orders No. No. 30, W.D., 1921
Home Town: Lawrence, MA
Other Award: Distinguished Service Cross w/OLC (WWI)

CASEY, JOSEPH W.
(Second Award)
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company F, 101st Infantry Regiment, 26th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 25, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Joseph W. Casey, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Belieu Bois, north of Verdun, France, October 25, 1918. While leading his patrol in advance of our lines Sergeant Casey, encountering an enemy machine-gun nest, rushed in advance of his patrol and captured the position.
General Orders No. No. 30, W.D., 1921
Home Town: Lawrence, MA
Other Award: Distinguished Service Cross (WWI)

CASSELO, ANGELO
Private, U.S. Army
Company D, 6th Infantry Regiment, 5th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 8, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Angelo Casselo, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Fontaines, France, November 8, 1918. While engaged as scout, Private Casselo put to flight an enemy machine-gun crew unaided and maintained his distance ahead of his company in the face of flanking machine-gun fire, which had prevented others from gaining ground.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: West Patterson, NJ

CASSIDY, EUGENE B.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company M, 110th Infantry Regiment, 28th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: August 26, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Eugene B. Cassidy, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near the Vesle River, France, August 26, 1918. With utter disregard for his own safety, Sergeant Cassidy voluntarily left shelter; and, going 100 yards in advance of the line, under heavy machine-gun and shell fire, rescued a wounded officer.
General Orders 98, W.D., 1919
Home Town: New Derry, PA

CASSIDY, HENRY K.
(First Award)
Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army
Company D, 165th Infantry Regiment, 42d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: May 4 - 5, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Henry K. Cassidy, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Ancerviller, France, may 4 - 5, 1918. With great skill and daring Lieutenant Cassidy led a patrol at night into the enemy's lines. The patrol surprised and captured an entire outpost, killing two and bringing in four prisoners. His undaunted courage and leadership proved an inspiration to his men and aided materially in the successful accomplishment of his mission.
General Orders No. No. 2, W.D., 1932
Home Town: Wichita, KS
Other Award: Distinguished Service Cross w/OLC (WWI)

CASSIDY, HENRY K.
(Second Award)
Captain, U.S. Army
165th Infantry Regiment, 42d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 28, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Henry K. Cassidy, Captain, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near the Ourcq River, France, July 28, 1918. After his battalion commander had been killed and he himself so severely wounded that he was unable to walk without assistance, Captain Cassidy (then first lieutenant and battalion adjutant) remained on duty for three days, despite the fact that he had been ordered to the rear, and assisted the new battalion commander in re-forming the battalion. He remarkable fortitude and courage furnished and inspiration to the members of the battalion and aided materially in the attack.
General Orders 81, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Wichita, KS
Other Award: Distinguished Service Cross (WWI)

CASSIDY, JOSEPH D.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Battery C, 124th Field Artillery, 33d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 1, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Joseph D. Cassidy, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Romagne, France, November 1, 1918. After three members of his gun crew had been wounded during heavy enemy shell fire, Sergeant Cassidy, alone, continued to keep his gun in action. Later, after reorganizing his section, he administered first-aid treatment to the wounded men.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Pekin, IL

*CASSIDY, JOSEPH J.
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Company C, 111th Machine-Gun Battalion, 29th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 23, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Joseph J. Cassidy, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action in the Bois díEtrayes, near Verdun, France, October 23, 1918. In spite of being very ill and near exhaustion, Private Cassidy, with his gun crew, under almost continuous shell fire for more than 24 hours remained directing and encouraging the men of his depleted squad. Private Cassidy was killed by shell fire while he was faithfully engaged in keeping his machine gun in action.
General Orders No. 3, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Princeton, NJ

CASSINGHAM, LEROY
Private, U.S. Army
Company M, 358th Infantry Regiment, 90th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 12, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Leroy Cassingham, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Fey-en-Haye, France, September 12, 1918. During the attack of this company between Fey-en-Haye and Vilcey on September 12, Private Cassingham became separated from his company, but continued to advance alone. He entered an enemy dugout and single-handed captured thirteen prisoners, including one German Major.
General Orders 81, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Osage, OK

CASTLEMAN, LAWRENCE A.
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Company K, 311th Infantry Regiment, 78th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 25, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Lawrence A. Castleman, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Grand Pre, France, October 25, 1918. Despite the fact that the remainder of his company had been forced to evacuate a height, Private Castleman remained at his post, and by exceptional handling of his automatic rifle he stopped an enemy advance made it possible for his company to again occupy the position.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Pawnee, IL

CASTURA, MICHAEL
(First Award)
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company C, 125th Infantry Regiment, 32d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: August 1 & 3, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Michael Castura, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Cierges and Mont St. Martin, northeast of Chateau-Thierry, France, August 1 and 3, 1918. During the attack on Cierges, Sergeant Castura took command of his platoon when the c commanding officer had been evacuated and led it successfully through the barrage to its objective. On august 3, when one of his men had been left wounded on the field and no first aid men were present, this soldier dashed through a terrific barrage and carried the wounded man to shelter.
General Orders No. 20, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Hazelton, PA
Other Award: Distinguished Service Cross w/OLC (WWI)

CASTURA, MICHAEL
(Second Award)
First Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company C, 125th Infantry Regiment, 32d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: August 29, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Michael Castura, First Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action east of Juvigny, France, August 29, 1918. While leading his company in the advance in the direction of Juvigny, Sergeant Castura was severely wounded but refused to be evacuated until he had directed one of his platoon commanders to assume command of the company. He remained at his post despite his wounds until the new commander had arrived and was given the necessary orders and instructions. By his bravery, coolness under fire, and devotion to duty, Sergeant Castura was a great inspiration to the men of his command.
General Orders No. No. 16, W.D., 1929
Home Town: Hazelton, PA
Other Award: Distinguished Service Cross (WWI)

CASWELL, GEORGE D.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company M, 105th Infantry Regiment, 27th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 27, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to George D. Caswell, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Ronssoy, France, September 27, 1918. Corporal Caswell braved the perils of exacting machine-gun fire when he ventured out to rescue a wounded comrade. He completed this mission and returned for another comrade, who was lying wounded still farther forward. He also successfully brought this man to safety. That evening he led a detail through the murderous fire to replenish the supply of hand grenades. While returning to the lines he was seriously wounded when the box which he was carrying exploded.
General Orders No. 32, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Troy, NY

CATALANO, SOLOMON
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company C, 305th Infantry Regiment, 77th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 2, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Solomon Catalano, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Bazoches, France, September 2, 1918. As a member of a small patrol, Corporal Catalano crossed the Vesle River to reconnoiter the enemy's positions. The patrol, having accomplished its mission, was attacked by the enemy and subjected to heavy machine- gun fire. In covering the withdrawal, Corporal Catalano attacked, single-handed, and drove off six of the enemy. By his deed he enabled the others to return to our lines with the valuable information obtained. In the encounter he was severely wounded in the throat.
General Orders No. No. 35, W.D., 1920
Home Town: New York, NY

CATHCART, JAMES O.
Major, U.S. Army
126th Infantry Regiment, 32d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 14 - 19, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to James O. Cathcart, Major, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Gesnes, France, October 14 - 19, 1918. Finding two companies of another battalion badly disorganized, Major Cathcart effected a reorganization and ordered them to advance, personally assuming command of these troops of his own battalion, which, had been in support, and of another battalion. He conducted the successful attack on Cote Dame Marie, exhibiting extraordinary initiative and bravery and showing utter disregard of his own personal danger.
General Orders 71, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Detroit, MI

CATHCART, WILBUR
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Company L, 107th Infantry Regiment, 27th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: August 22, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Wilbur Cathcart, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Lake Dickebusch, Belgium, august 22, 1918. All wire communications between Company L and battalion headquarters having been destroyed by shell fire, Private Cathcart voluntarily and with utter disregard for his personal safety carried an important message to his battalion command through terrific machine-gun and artillery fire and under observation of the enemy. His hazardous mission successfully accomplished, he returned through terrific machine-gun fire to his company, his conduct having been a splendid example of bravery and devotion to the men of his company.
General Orders No. 9, W.D., 1923
Home Town: Elmhurst, NY

*CATHER, GROSVENOR P.
Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army
26th Infantry Regiment, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: May 27, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Grosvenor P. Cather, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Cantigny, France, May 27, 1918. During a strong enemy attack Lieutenant Cather mounted the parapet of his trench, and, although exposed to withering machine-gun fire, he so skillfully directed the fire of his automatic rifles that the attack was repulsed. In this action he fell mortally wounded.
General Orders No. 44, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Bladen, NE

CATTUS, JOHN C.
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
30th Infantry Regiment, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 10 - 11, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to John C. Cattus, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Bois-de- Cunel, France, October 10 - 11, 1918. Although severely wounded while advancing with his company and assisting in taking enemy trenches, Lieutenant Cattus returned to the post of command, through heavy machine-gun and shell fire, with valuable information of the troops in the line.
General Orders No. 32, W.D., 1919
Home Town: New York, NY

CAULDER, LAWRENCE E.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company I, 118th Infantry Regiment, 30th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 8, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Lawrence E. Caulder, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Brancourt, France, October 8, 1918. With another soldier, Corporal Caulder crawled through intense artillery and machine-gun fire fifty yards in advance of their platoon, for the purpose of sniping the enemy machine gunners who were holding up the platoon. His companion was killed, but Corporal Caulder remained at his post and kept up an effective rifle fire on the enemy nest, until the tanks came up and destroyed it.
General Orders 78, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Chesterfield, SC

*CAUSLAND, HARRY L.
Private, U.S. Army
Company I, 357th Infantry Regiment, 90th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 24, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Harry L. Causland, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Bantheville, France, October 24, 1918. Private Causland was acting as ammunition carrier for a machine gun which was supporting a raid on the enemy by the infantry. While this gun was being operated from a shell hole, its ammunition became exhausted and the corporal called back to the carriers, who were in shell holes 25 yards behind, to bring up more ammunition. Though the gun position was under heavy enemy fire, Private Causland called out, "I'll take it, " and rushed forward with two boxes of ammunition. Just as he reached the emplacement with the ammunition he was killed instantly by a machine-gun bullet.
General Orders No. 44, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Anacortes, WA

CAVANAUGH, JAMES A.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company B, 102d Engineers, 27th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: August 29, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to James A. Cavanaugh, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Mount Kemmel, Belgium, August 29, 1918. After several runners sent back through a heavy barrage for reinforcements and ammunition had failed to return Corporal Cavanaugh, who was on duty with the Infantry, volunteered for this mission and successfully accomplished it.
General Orders No. 23, W.D., 1919
Home Town: New York, NY

CAVANAUGH, LEONARD
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company L, 18th Infantry Regiment, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 4, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Leonard Cavanaugh, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Exermont, France, October 4, 1918. After all the officers of the company had become casualties, Corporal Cavanaugh took command of and reorganized the company under heavy fire and led it in the attack on Hill 240. It was due to his courage and initiative that his company reached all objectives.
General Orders No. No. 35, W.D., 1920
Home Town: West Duluth, MN

CAVANAUGH, THOMAS J.
First Sergeant, U.S. Army
111th Infantry Regiment, 28th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: August 11 & 12, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Thomas J. Cavanaugh, First Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Fismette, France, August 11 and 12, 1918. After he had been wounded by shrapnel, Sergeant Cavanaugh refused to go to the rear but directed the operations of his platoon in resisting enemy attacks for an hour and a half, when he finally collapsed. The following day he returned and unhesitatingly selected a position of great danger to himself in order to direct machine-gun fire upon enemy snipers. By his courageous exposure he thus made possible the evacuation of twenty-five wounded men across an exposed area and over the Vesle River.
General Orders No. No. 116, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Pittsburgh, PA

CAVENAUGH, HARRY LATOUR
Colonel, U.S. Army
363d Infantry Regiment, 91st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 26 - October 5, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Harry Lat. Cavenaugh, Colonel, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action in the Argonne-Meuse offensive, Colonel Cavenaugh personally commanded his regiment after all the officers of his staff had been evacuated because of sickness or wounds. He continually exposed himself to terrific enemy fire, while leading and organizing broken units, and making reconnaissances of the front lines. On September 26th he personally led his command out of Cheppy Woods and thereafter kept his post of command in close contact with his fighting units.
General Orders 64, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Guthrie, OK

CAVENEE, CLAUDE E.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company B, 354th Infantry Regiment, 89th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 1, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Claude E. Cavenee, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Remonville, France, November 1, 1918. After his platoon commander had been wounded, Sergeant Cavenee took command of his platoon, which was under heavy machine-gun and artillery fire, and, by the force of his own example of bravery, led his men in an attack successfully overcoming the enemy's resistance, in spite of unfavorable odds.
General Orders 95, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Monroe City, MO

CAYER, ALBERT J.
Private, U.S. Army
Company B, 38th Infantry Regiment, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 15, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Albert J. Cayer, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Mezy, France, July 15, 1918. During the intense enemy artillery preparation just prior to the German offensive of July 15, 1918, Private Cayer voluntarily made several trips through the heaviest shelling to bring wounded comrades from the field.
General Orders No. 23, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Brooklyn, NY

CAYWOOD, HUGH T.
Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army
Company A, 110th Engineers, 35th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 26, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Hugh T. Caywood, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Cheppy, France, September 26, 1918. While a member of a platoon of wire cutters, Second Lieutenant Caywood, with the assistance of a comrade, attacked and captured an enemy machine-gun nest that was holding up the advance. One officer, six men and two guns were taken, in the face of intense machine-gun fire.
General Orders No. 59, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Eureka, KS

CECILIA, LOUIS
Private, U.S. Army
Company G, 132d Infantry Regiment, 33d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 8, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Louis Cecilia, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Consenvoye, France, October 8, 1918. While his company was being held up by machine-gun fire Private Cecilia crawled to a point within 10 yards of the nest and bombed out the enemy, where they came under fire from our guns and were killed. During the exploit Private Cecilia was wounded by enemy bombs.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Chicago, IL

CELLAR, CHESTER M.
Corporal, 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 Chester M. Cellar, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action east of Ronssoy, France, September 29, 1918. After the other members of his automatic rifle squad had been killed or wounded in an assault against an enemy machine-gun nest, Corporal Cellar operated his gun alone, holding the fire of the machine gun until reinforcements arrived and put it out of action. His great courage and gallantry set an inspiring example to all his comrades.
General Orders No. 20, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Rochester, NY

CEPAGLIA, PHILIP
Private, U.S. Army
Company C, 308th Infantry Regiment, 77th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 2 - 8, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Philip Cepaglia, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Binarville, France, October 2 - 8, 1918. Private Cepaglia was on duty as a battalion runner during the period of six days in which his own and another battalion were surrounded by the enemy in the Argonne Forest, France, and cut off from communication with friendly troops. Although he was without food and toward the end of the period almost exhausted, this soldier carried messages to all parts of the position. Constantly under heavy fire from machine guns and trench mortars, he showed an utter disregard for his own personal safety.
General Orders No. 20, W.D., 1919
Home Town: New York, NY

CERBIN, STANLEY F.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company H, 18th Infantry Regiment, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 4 & 5, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Stanley F. Cerbin, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Exermont, France, October 4 and 5, 1918. On October 4, Sergeant Cerbin led a small group through heavy fire and captured an enemy machine-gun nest with its crew of six men. The following day he again assisted in the capture of a machine-gun nest. Sergeant Cerbin later, after all officers had become casualties, took command of the company and led it forward to its objective.
General Orders No. No. 39, W.D., 1920
Home Town: Chicago, IL

CHADWICK, HARRY R.
Captain, U.S. Army
132d Infantry Regiment, 33d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 11, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Harry R. Chadwick, Captain, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Bois-du-Fays, France, October 11, 1918. Although wounded while placing his machine guns in position, preparatory to an attack, he remained on duty for several hours, constantly exposing himself to enemy fire, as he moved along the front line to encourage his men. He remained on duty until exhausted from loss of blood.
General Orders 71, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Chicago, IL

CHAFIN, MARILE
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company I, 7th Infantry Regiment, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 15, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Marile Chafin, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Fossoy, France, July 15, 1918. While delivering a message, Corporal Chafin was severely wounded by the explosion of a shell, but continued with his mission and returned with an answer before reporting for treatment.
General Orders No. 44, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Williamson, WV

CHAMBERLAIN, ISRAEL J.
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Company B, 116th Infantry Regiment, 29th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 9, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Israel J. Chamberlain, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action in Bois Bossios, France, October 9, 1918. Private Chamberlain went through an open country under heavy machine-gun fire to ascertain whether friendly troops were ahead of his regiment, after unknown soldiers had been observed; he was urged by the French troops on the flank not to make the return trip as certain death seemed sure to be the outcome; but, without hesitation, returned with information which resulted in the wounding of one of the enemy, the killing of two, and the capture of 37, including one officer.
General Orders No. 44, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Hartland, VT

CHAMBERLAIN, MAX C.
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Company A, 28th Infantry Regiment, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 19, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Max C. Chamberlain, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action south of Soissons, France, July 19, 1918. Although twice wounded by machine-gun fire, Private Chamberlain continued on in the assault wave and assisted in driving the enemy from their positions. The courage of this noncommissioned officer was a material factor in the capture of a number of prisoners.
General Orders No. No. 39, W.D., 1920
Home Town: Provo, UT

CHAMBERLAIN, WARD B.
Captain, U.S. Army
307th Infantry Regiment, 77th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 15, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Ward B. Chamberlain, Captain, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Merval, France, September 15, 1918. While leading his company in attack through terrific shell fire, Captain Chamberlain was severely wounded in the right hand, this wound rendering his entire right arm useless. Despite his weakness from loss of blood, he refused to be evacuated until forced to do so.
General Orders No. 46, W.D., 1919
Home Town: New York, NY

CHAMBERS, CHARLES C.
Major, U.S. Army
135th Machine-Gun Battalion, 37th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 26, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Charles C. Chambers, Major, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action in Bois-de- Septsarges, near Montfaucon, France, September 26, 1918. While voluntarily going forward on a mission of establishing liaison between a front-line unit of his own division and the division on the right, Major Chambers encountered a large number of men falling back in confusion, badly disorganized and without leaders, as a result of a heavy artillery fire and machine-gun fire from pill boxes in the woods and from a strong point on the heights beyond. With the greatest energy, courage, and leadership, at a most critical time and under a heavy fire, he reorganized the scattered troops, put them in trenches, and later led them forward, overcoming a stubborn resistance from machine guns, drove the enemy from his position, reestablished the front line and accomplished his liaison mission. By his calmness, decision, and courage he inspired great confidence among the scattered and confused troops.
General Orders No. No. 49, W.D., 1922
Home Town: Cleveland, OH

CHAMPENY, ARTHUR S.
Captain, U.S. Army
356th Infantry Regiment, 89th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 12, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Arthur S. Champeny, Captain, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near St. Mihiel, France, September 12, 1918. Assisting the battalion commander, who had been severely wounded in the early fighting, Captain Champeny maintained the liaison personnel, making many journeys himself through heavy shelling. When the battalion commander had been evacuated he assumed command and moved the battalion to its new position.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Lyons, KS

CHAMPION, HERBERT O.
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Sanitary Detachment, 105th Engineers, 30th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 16, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Herbert O. Champion, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Proven, Belgium, July 16, 1918. When an enemy airplane dropped a bomb in the camp of his organization killing one soldier and wounding seven including himself, Private Champion administered first aid to the other wounded, helped carry them to the dressing station, and there gave further assistance in dressing and evacuating the wounded men, never mentioning his own serious injuries until he knew that all the others had been cared for.
General Orders No. No. 145, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Mooresboro, NC

CHANDLER, ISAAC
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company L, 125th Infantry Regiment, 32d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 31, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Isaac Chandler, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Cierges, France, July 31, 1918. While his company was leading in a battalion attack, Corporal Chandler persisted in carrying messages to the battalion commander and carrying rations to the line, under intensive machine-gun fire from the front and flanks, after he had been very severely wounded.
General Orders No. 46, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Menominee, MI

CHANEY, EDWARD
Private, 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 Edward Chaney, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Sommauthe, France, November 4, 1918. Private Chaney crawled in front of the line under heavy machine-gun fire and carried a wounded soldier to safety.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Smith, VA

CHAPIN, IVORY H.
Private, 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 Ivory H. Chapin, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Wadonville, France, September 25, 1918. Private Chapin assisted in establishing a dressing station in dugout under heavy shell fire. When it was destroyed by a shell he worked unceasingly in the open under fire from enemy machine guns and snipers, caring for the wounded. He remained at his post for several hours after his station had been ordered closed, permitting neither his own exhaustion nor the enemy fire to deter him from aiding the wounded.
General Orders No. No. 139, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Hurley, NM

CHAPIN, WILBUR M.
Private First class, U.S. Army
Machine-Gun Company, 7th Infantry Regiment, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 11, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Wilbur M. Chapin, Private First class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Fossoy, France, on the night of July 14 - 15, 1918, and near Cunel, France, October 11, 1918. During the German offensive of July 15, Private Chapin, while under heavy artillery and machine-gun fire, carried three messages to front-line platoons. On October 11, in the Meuse-Argonne offensive, after all his squad were killed by a shell which buried the gun, Private Chapin dug the gun out and moved to a new position, where he resumed firing on the enemy and assisted in repulsing a counterattack.
General Orders No. No. 16, W.D., 1920
Home Town: Peever, SD

CHAPMAN, ELBRIDGE G., JR.
Captain, U.S. Army
5th Machine Gun Battalion (Attached 1st Battalion), 9th Infantry Regiment, 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 12, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Elbridge G. Chapman, Jr., Captain, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Thiaucourt, France, September 12, 1918. During a heavy enemy counterattack, Captain Chapman remained constantly in front of his company, directing their fire and encouraging their efforts. His bravery was mainly responsible in preventing the enemy's advance and the taking of his position.
General Orders No. 44, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Denver, CO

CHAPPELL, RALPH A.
Private, U.S. Army
Company I, 30th Infantry Regiment, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 15, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Ralph A. Chappell, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Crezancy, France, July 15, 1918. Although badly wounded by shell fire during the heavy artillery fire of the enemy's offensive, Private Chappell remained at his post in the front line until ordered to the rear by his commanding officer.
General Orders No. 44, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Lincoln, NE

CHARLES, JOSEPH
Private, U.S. Army
Company L, 306th Infantry Regiment, 77th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 2, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Joseph Charles, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action in the Forest of Argonne, France, October 2, 1918. When his company was held up by barbed wire during an attack on hostile machine guns, Private Charles displayed marked courage in crawling over the wire to the dugout occupied by the enemy and capturing single-handed 20 prisoners and a machine gun.
General Orders No. 20, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Kingston, NY

CHARTIER, ERNEST J.
First Sergeant, U.S. Army
Machine-Gun Company, 67th Infantry Regiment, 90th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 14, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Ernest J. Chartier, First Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near St. Marie Farm, France, September 14, 1918. First Sergeant Chartier volunteered to go forward with the patrol of three on two occasions, to destroy machine-gun nests, which were holding up our advance. Both missions were successful, the enemy emplacements being reduced and the advance resumed. Sergeant Chartier exposed himself voluntarily to the fire of the enemy guns that they might be located by the flash.
General Orders 87, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Buffalo, ND

CHARTIER, PEARL D.
Private, U.S. Army
Company H, 140th Infantry Regiment, 35th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 27, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Pearl D. Chartier, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Charpentry, France, September 27, 1918. Private Chartier voluntarily, went forward in the face of intense artillery and machine-gun fire and cut gaps through wire entanglements, in order to facilitate the advance of his battalion.
General Orders 70, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Concordia, KS

CHASE, JOHN W.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company L, 30th Infantry Regiment, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 15 and July 23 - 24, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to John W. Chase, Corporal, U.S. Army, for repeated acts of extraordinary heroism in action near Jaulgonne, France, July 15, and July 23 - 24, 1918. On July 15 Corporal Chase made two trips through a violent barrage to locate missing comrades. On July 23 he volunteered and found a first-aid station, to which he carried many of the wounded. On July 24, after his company had been relieved, he voluntarily remained behind until all wounded were evacuated, during which time he was exposed to unusual shellfire.
General Orders No. No. 35, W.D., 1920
Home Town: Fort Lupton, CO

CHAYIE, JOSEPH A.
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Company M, 127th Infantry Regiment, 32d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 10, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Joseph A. Chayie, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Terny-Sorny, north of Soissons, France, September 10, 1918. Under heavy shell fire, when movement in the open was extremely hazardous, Private First Class Chayie made eight trips from the front lines to battalion headquarters with important messages. His courage, high sense of duty, and coolness under fire were an example of heroism and devotion to duty which inspired his comrades.
General Orders No. No. 128, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Milwaukee, WI

CHEEVERS, EARL J.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Headquarters Company, 132nd Infantry Regiment, 33d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 26, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Earl J. Cheevers, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Bois-de-Forges, France, September 26, 1918. While engaged in maintaining a line of communication, Sergeant Cheevers saw four of the enemy enter a dugout during an attack. Armed with only a pistol, he followed and, upon reaching the dugout, he ordered the men to come out. When they refused, he entered, routed out and captured twelve prisoners.
General Orders 81, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Chicago, IL

CHELLIS, WALTER L.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Headquarters Company, 125th Infantry Regiment, 32d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 31 - August 6, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Walter L. Chellis, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Fismes, between the Ourcq and Vesle Rivers, France, July 31, to August 6, 1918. Sergeant Chellis displayed exceptional courage and skill in maintaining observation posts under heavy artillery fire. On his own initiative accompanied only by his brother, he reconnoitered the advanced positrons of his brigade, passing through three heavily shelled areas, subjected also to the fire of the enemy snipers and machine gunners obtaining information of great importance to his brigade commander.
General Orders No. No. 100, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Ellsworth, MI

CHENEY, HENRY A.
Private, U.S. Army
Company B, 103d Machine-Gun Battalion, 26th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: June 18 - 24, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Henry A. Cheney, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Chateau-Thierry, France, June 18 - 24, 1918. When his unit advanced on Belleau and Givry Private Cheney was seriously wounded in the left arm, but continued to carry his heavy gun with his right arm through twelve hundred meters of enemy fire and took up his position with his squad. When a shell struck his position, severely wounding a comrade and half burying him, the gun, and the remainder of the squad, he extricated himself, assisted his companions to recover the gun, and remained at his post until ordered to a dressing station by his platoon commander.
General Orders No. No. 125, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Hookset, NH

CHENOWETH, CHARLES E.
Captain, U.S. Army
363d Infantry Regiment, 91st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 29 - 30, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Charles E. Chenoweth, Captain, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action in the Forest of Argonne, France, September 29 - 30, 1918. At the time when troops on the left had retired, Captain Chenoweth, with his company, covered the left flank of his division and thus prevented an attack by the enemy upon its flank. After being severely wounded, he remained at his post until he had issued the necessary orders for holding the position he had seized.
General Orders No. 20, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Lima, OH

*CHERRY, CLAUD E.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company B, 11th Machine-Gun Battalion, 4th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: August 9, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Claud E. Cherry, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near St. Thibaut, France, August 7, 1918. Sergeant Cherry commanded the third platoon of his company during the engagement hear St. Thibaut. On August 7, 1918, he crossed the Vesle River and took up a position in, front of his own infantry on terrain constantly swept by heavy artillery, machine-gun, and sniper fire and directed his guns so skillfully as to silence a machine-gun nest and make possible the Infantry advance. His conspicuous courage was an inspiration to his men. This gallant soldier was killed on August 9, 1918, by a fragment from an aerial bomb.
General Orders No. 15, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Joliet, IL

*CHESNEY, ANTHONY
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 Anthony Chesney, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Soissons, France, July 19, 1918. After being twice wounded and unable to advance, Corporal Chesney took over an automatic rifle and used it effectively until ordered to the rear by an officer.
General Orders No. No. 132, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Kulpmont, PA

CHILDERS, JOHN W.
Private first class, U.S. Army
Company B, 354th Infantry Regiment, 89th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 1, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to John W. Childers, Private first class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Remonville, France, November 1, 1918. After all his superiors had become casualties, Private Childers assumed command of the platoon and reorganizing the scattered groups, he led them forward against great resistance and gained his objective.
General Orders No. 44, W.D., 1919
Home Town: LaGrange, MO

CHILES, WALTER K.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company B, 1st Engineers, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 20, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Walter K. Chiles, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Soissons, France, July 20, 1918. Sergeant Chiles displayed exceptional courage, after being wounded, by remaining in command of his platoon under intense bombardment until he received a second severe wound.
General Orders 87, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Anniston, AL

CHIRAFISI, ANTHONY J.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company H, 11th Infantry Regiment, 5th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 8, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Anthony J. Chirafisi, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Brandeville, France, November 8, 1918. Sergeant Chirafisi volunteered to establish liaison between the battalions of his regiment. He crossed a valley under heavy artillery fire and climbed for over an hour on a hill exposed to steady machine-gun fire, accomplished his mission, and returned by the same route.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: High Cliff, WI

*CHISHOLM, RAYMOND C.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company A, 345th Battalion, Tank Corps, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 26, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Raymond C. Chisholm, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Varennes, France, September 26, 1918. After his tank had been hit by a shell Sergeant Chisholm ordered his driver ahead, although fatally wounded. He continued to take an important part in the action until he dropped dead, at his post.
General Orders 78, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Springfield, NJ

CHITTUM, WARREN A.
Private, U.S. Army
Company K, 364th Infantry Regiment, 91st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 29 - October 1, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Warren A. Chittum, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Eclisfontaine, France, September 29 - October 1, 1918. Although his right thumb had been shot off, Private Chittum remained at his post as carrier of an automatic rifle squad throughout the engagement.
General Orders No. 44, W.D., 1919
Home Town: San Francisco, CA

CHRISTENBERRY, CURN
Private, U.S. Army
Company L, 167th Infantry Regiment, 42d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 16, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Curn Christenberry, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Souain, France, July 16, 1918. After having been wounded Private Christenberry remained courageously at his post under heavy shell fire, and not only afforded an inspiring example by that fortitude but rescued comrades who had been buried when a shell caved in their trench.
General Orders No. No. 101, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Landersville, AL

CHRISTENSEN, WALTER
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
166th Infantry Regiment, 42d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 15, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Walter Christensen, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Reims, France, July 15, 1918. Immediately following the bombardment of his position, Lieutenant Christensen conducted himself with heroic disregard of personal safety in speedily placing his men in such advantageous posts and spurring them to vigorous action by seizing a rifle and fighting himself on the parapet of the trench that the German charge at that point was instantly repulsed. Although wounded he remained on duty until the enemy was defeated and his men were safe.
General Orders No. 99, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Gowen, MI

CHRISTENSON, WALTER T.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Machine-Gun Company, 28th Infantry Regiment, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 7, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Walter T. Christenson, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Sedan, France, November 7, 1918. After his platoon commander and the second in command had become casualties, Sergeant Christenson (then a private) took charge of the platoon, reorganized it, and led it forward, set up his machine guns in the open under the direct fire of enemy machine guns and artillery, and successfully silenced four enemy machine guns which were impeding the advance of the Infantry. Again he volunteered and carried a message from his company commander to the battalion post of command and brought back an answer without loss of time, through a terrific enemy fire. After his company was relieved, he returned to the former position with a detail of men and brought back all the wounded of his platoon, personally seeing that they were properly cared for and evacuated.
General Orders No. 44, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Brigman, MI

CHRISTIANSEN, HANS P.
First Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company A, 28th Infantry Regiment, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: May 27 - 28, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Hans P. Christiansen, First Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Cantigny, France, May 27 - 28, 1918. First Sergeant Christianson refused to receive treatment, although sick, and walked up and down the line encouraging his men and exposing himself to shell and machine-gun fire.
General Orders No. 99, W.D., 1918
Home Town: St. Paul, MN

CHRISTIANSEN, HENRY
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
101st Ambulance Company, 101st Sanitary Train, 26th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 25 - 26, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Henry Christiansen, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Saulx, France, September 25 - 26, 1918. Lieutenant Christensen established and operated a dressing station in an advanced position under constant heavy bombardment by the enemy. When word was received that our troops were withdrawing and permission had been given to move his station to a safer position he declined to withdraw, but continued his work of ministering to the wounded.
General Orders No. 16, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Chicago, IL

CHRISTIANSON, ENOCH
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Company A, 308th Infantry Regiment, 77th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 1, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Enoch Christianson, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Binarville, France, October 1, 1918. When the advance of his platoon had been checked by enemy machine-gun fire, Private Christianson deliberately exposed himself to sniper fire in order to locate the position of the sniper who had caused several casualties in his platoon.
General Orders No. 32, W.D., 1919
Home Town: New York, NY

CHRISTMAN, CLARENCE R.
Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army
2d Machine-Gun Battalion, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 22, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Clarence R. Christman, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Soissons, France, July 22, 1918. By leading one of his machine guns in advance of the Infantry through a wheat field south of Soissons, Second Lieutenant Christman succeeded in obtaining a position of advantage from which he cleaned out an enemy trench and forced out of action a hostile machine gun which had been holding up the advance of our infantry.
General Orders No. 99, W.D., 1918
Home Town: New York, NY

CHRISTOPHER, JOHN C.
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
168th Infantry Regiment, 42d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 28, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to John C. Christopher, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Sergy, France. July 28, 1918. First Lieutenant Christopher led his platoon against the Prussian Guards on Hill No. 212, near Sergy. So courageous was he and so skillful in directing the attack that 13 of the enemyís best troops were captured at their guns and 5 machine guns were taken and turned on the foe.
General Orders No. 99, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Red Oak, IA

CHURCH, JOHN H.
Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army
28th Infantry Regiment, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: May 28 - 31, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to John H. Church, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Cantigny, France, May 28 - 31, 1918. Knocked down and rendered unconscious by the explosion of a shell early in the attack, Second Lieutenant Church staggered forward as soon as he regained consciousness and insisted upon resuming command, thereby giving a striking example of fortitude to him men.
General Orders No. 99, W.D., 1918
Home Town: New York, NY

CHYKO, JOHN
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company E, 314th Infantry Regiment, 79th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 10, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to John Chyko, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Moirey, France, November 10, 1918. Taking command of a platoon in the absence of officers and sergeants, Corporal Chyko led a successful assault. With a small detachment of his men, he wiped out several machine-gun nests, thereby aiding in the advance of his battalion. On the same evening, after establishing listening posts, he patrolled with three men 1 kilometer from the front line, thus establishing security of the battalion position for the night.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Beaver Valley, PA

CINAMON, ARCHIE
Private, U.S. Army
Machine-Gun Company, 117th Infantry Regiment, 30th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 29, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Archie Cinamon, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Bellicourt, France, September 29, 1918. Private Cinamon, a runner, carried many messages under heavy fire. At one time when his platoon was held up by machine-gun fire he, with another soldier, refused to take cover, but delivered effective rifle fire until the machine gun was silenced, thereby enabling his platoon to continue its advance.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Rodgersville, TN

CISEK, JULIAN
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Company M, 18th Infantry Regiment, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 4, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Julian Cisek, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Exermont, France, October 4, 1918. After his company had suffered very heavy casualties, Private Cisek reorganized a group of about thirty-five men, under heavy artillery and machine-gun fire, and led them forward in the attack, a distance of about two kilometers, to the objective. Upon the capture of the objective he assisted in the consolidation of the position taken.
General Orders No. 60, W.D., 1920
Home Town: Bessemer, MI

*CLABBY, JOHN L.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company F, 101st Infantry Regiment, 26th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 23, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to John L. Clabby, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Epieds, France, July 23, 1918. During the advance by his platoon upon machine-gun nests in Trugny Woods Sergeant Clabby observed a German machine gun on his right flank. He charged it single-handed in the face of its fire, killed the gunners, and destroyed the gun.
General Orders No. No. 125, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Lawrence, MA

CLAFLIN, JAMES A.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 5th Machine-Gun Battalion, 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 13, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to James A. Claflin, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Thiaucourt, France, September 13, 1918. In a territory swept by the direct fire of two German batteries Sergeant Claflin displayed great courage and devotion to duty in giving first aid to the wounded and in superintending their removal to a place of safety.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Philadelphia, PA

CLAPP, DAVID O.
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Company B, 28th Infantry Regiment, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: May 28, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to David O. Clapp, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action in the defense of Cantigny, France, May 28, 1918. Although wounded several times, Private First Class Clapp stayed with his automatic rifle and assisted in the reconsolidation of his platoon. He was ordered to the aid station, but after receiving first aid insisted on returning to his post, where he remained working until forced to be evacuated.
General Orders No. 99, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Ada, OK

CLARK, ARTHUR I.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company C, 39th Infantry Regiment, 4th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 26, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Arthur I. Clark, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Esnes, France, September 26, 1918. Sergeant Clark was in command of one platoon of his company, which was held up by intense enemy machine-gun fire. Accompanied by two other soldiers, he voluntarily made an attack on one of the nests under heavy fire, firing a rifle grenade into it and forcing its surrender. He then advanced on another machine-gun nest and captured it, taking seven prisoners from both nests. His platoon having been forced to fall back by machine-gun fire from the rear, he reorganized it and led it in a successful attack on 75 of the enemy whom he discovered near by.
General Orders 98, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Moore, MT

CLARK, BEAUVAIS
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Battery F, 106th Field Artillery, 28th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: August 20, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Beauvais Clark, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Fismes, France, August 20, 1918. When it became necessary to lay a line across a shell-swept area to the battery's forward observation post, Sergeant Clark undertook the task alone rather than expose other men of the detail to the extreme danger. With utter disregard for his own personal danger, he went forward under heavy enemy shell fire and put through and repaired the line which was cut several times by enemy fire, and thus enabled the continuance of the firing of the guns of his own organization. His outstanding gallantry under heavy enemy fire and his courage and coolness were an inspiration to the men of his detail.
General Orders No. No. 16, W.D., 1928
Home Town: Philadelphia, PA

CLARK, GEORGE E.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Battery D, 122nd Field Artillery, 33d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 2, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to George E. Clark, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Epinonville, France, October 2, 1918. When his battery echelon was bombed, Sergeant Clark, with great courage and presence of mind, conducted his men to shelter and then took charge of rescuing and treating the wounded, until he was himself wounded by an exploding bomb, necessitating the amputation of one of his arms.
General Orders 78, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Chicago, IL

CLARK, HAROLD S.
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 104th Infantry Regiment, 26th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 18 - 21, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Harold S. Clark, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Belleau and Girvy, France, July 18 - 21, 1918. While a member of the medical detachment, Private Clark exhibited rare courage and devotion to duty, repeatedly exposing himself to a concentration of hostile machine-gun fire while applying first aid and carrying wounded men from the front lines to the dressing stations. His complete disregard for his own safety and his devotion to his comrades greatly inspired the men of his battalion.
General Orders No. No. 15, W.D., 1923
Home Town: Ware, MA

CLARK, HARRY C.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company G, 115th Infantry Regiment, 29th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 15, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Harry C. Clark, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action in the Bois- de-Montagne, France, October 15, 1918. Sergeant Clark remained for two days by himself in a sniper's post in advance of the front line, killing 12 enemy scouts. When all of the officers of his company had been incapacitated this soldier took command and steadied his men by his own coolness and courage. He remained on duty until he was wounded while leading a combat liaison patrol.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Cumberland, MD

*CLARK, JAMES PAUL
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company F, 108th Infantry Regiment, 27th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 29, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to James Paul Clark, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Ronssoy, France, September 29, 1918. Corporal Clark displayed unusual courage and leadership in taking command of his company after all the officers had been killed and leading it into effective combat.
General Orders No. 15, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Medina, NY

CLARK, JOHN F.
Private, 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 John F. Clark, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Moulins, France, July 15, 1918. Private Clark carried numerous messages from company headquarters to the front-line platoons, when it was almost impossible to maintain liaison, particularly exposing himself to intense enemy fire. Through his efforts communication was maintained at a critical time in the defensive operations against the last enemy offensive.
General Orders No. No. 10, W.D., 1920
Home Town: Bloomington, IL

CLARK, JOSEPH
Private, U.S. Army
Company C, 8th Machine-Gun Battalion, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 4, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Joseph Clark, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action north of Cierges, France, October 4, 1918. Private Clark, during an attack under terrific shell and machine- gun fire, carried messages from company to platoon headquarters, thus maintaining the necessary communication required in a successful operation.
General Orders No. No. 10, W.D., 1920
Home Town: Cameron, WV

CLARK, MERL E.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company C, 168th Infantry Regiment, 42d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 16, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Merl E. Clark, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at the Cote- de-Chatillon, east of Grand Pre, France, October 16, 1918. Sergeant Clark, after leading his platoon in a resolute assault across open ground swept by machine-gun fire, saw his left held up by machine-gun nest. Taking four soldiers, he flanked the enemy position, killed four Germans, capturing two prisoners, and two heavy machine guns, his own detachment suffering no casualties. Sergeant Clark executed this movement with exceptional skill, daring, and promptness, and in less than 10 minutes cleared the ground for the advance of two companies.
General Orders No. 1, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Webster City, IA

CLARK, ORRIE A.
(First Award)
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Company F, 307th Infantry Regiment, 77th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 5, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Orrie A. Clark, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Fismes, France, September 5, 1918. Private Clark volunteered and carried a message from his platoon commander to a squad leader, through continuous shell and machine-gun fire, and was thereby the means of saving the lives of six men of the squad.
General Orders 74, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Geneva, NY
Other Award: Distinguished Service Cross w/OLC (WWI)

CLARK, ORRIE A.
(Second Award)
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Company F, 307th Infantry Regiment, 77th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 5, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Orrie A. Clark, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action on Hill 273 in the Forest of Argonne, France, October 5, 1918. When an officer called for volunteers to cut an opening in a thick barbed wire entanglement, Private Clark unhesitatingly responded and under the enemy's rifle fire and cross fire from two machine-guns, worked for more than an hour at cutting the wire, desisting only when ordered to do so by his officers. He then returned to his organization through the enemy's artillery barrage.
General Orders 74, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Geneva, NY
Other Award: Distinguished Service Cross (WWI)

CLARK, PATRICK J.
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Company C, 5th Machine-Gun Battalion, 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 13, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Patrick J. Clark, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Thiaucourt, France, September 13, 1918. On two occasions Private Clark unhesitatingly went through heavy machine-gun fire, carrying messages. Later, when volunteers were called for to take a message through a violent barrage, he was the first to respond.
General Orders No. 46, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Bridgeport, CT

CLARK, ROBERT P.
Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army
16th Infantry Regiment, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 4, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Robert P. Clark, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Cantigny, France, July 4, 1918. Accompanied by five men, Lieutenant Clark rushed a trench manned by a greatly superior number of the enemy, and fought until the entire enemy garrison had been killed or wounded. Four of his patrol were killed and one wounded in the encounter. He bandaged the wounded man and returned to our lines, carrying a wounded German prisoner.
General Orders No. 46, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Orono, ME

CLARK, WILLIAM L.
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 William L. Clark, 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 Clark 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: Knoxville, TN

CLARKE, GEORGE
Private, U.S. Army
Sanitary Detachment, 107th Infantry Regiment, 27th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 29, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to George Clarke, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action east of Ronssoy, France, September 29, 1918. Private Clarke displayed great gallantry and bravery in the treatment and evacuation of the wounded. While advancing with his company to the forward unit of his command, a most exposed position, he saw a British tank emerge from a smoke screen, heading straight for a small hole in which a group of 14 wounded men were seeking shelter. Private Clarke endeavored to attract the attention of the crew of the tank but failing to do so he disregarded his own personal danger by assisting the waling wounded and dragging the more seriously wounded men to a place of safety. His gallantry and fearlessness on this occasion undoubtedly saved the lives of many of these men.
General Orders No. No. 6, W.D., 1930
Home Town: Brooklyn, NY

CLARKE, LEO GEORGE
Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army
11th Infantry Regiment, 5th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 5 - 10, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Leo George Clarke, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Remonville, France, November 5 - 10, 1918. Lieutenant Clarke set an example of bravery and self-sacrifice to his men during the period November 5 - 9. On November 10, while assembling his company, he discovered a wounded man lying in a place exposed to machine-gun fire, and, regardless of his own danger, carried him to a place of safety.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Waukon, IA

CLARY, EMMET S.
Private, U.S. Army
Company B, 3d Machine-Gun Battalion, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 19, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Emmet S. Clary, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Soissons, France, July 19, 1918. Shocked and bruised by a shell, Private Clary was taken to an aid station and put with the wounded who were to be evacuated; but when Infantry reinforcements passed by he joined them, participated in their attack, and fought effectively with rifle and bayonet. He took five prisoners and was ordered to escort them to the rear. On his way back he ascertained the location of his company commander, and, after disposing of his prisoners, he reported back to his organization and asked for further duty.
General Orders No. No. 108, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Odum, GA

CLASBY, DANIEL J.
Private, U.S. Army
Company F, 101st Infantry Regiment, 26th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 12, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Daniel J. Clasby, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Bois-de-St. Remy, France, September 12, 1918. Accompanying two other soldiers Private Clasby rushed forward in advance of his lines, exposed to heavy machine-gun fire, and captured two machine guns and six of the enemy who were manning the position.
General Orders No. 26, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Waltham, MA

CLAUSON, OSCAR
Private, U.S. Army
Company F, 362d Infantry Regiment, 91st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 31, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Oscar Clauson, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near the Scheldt River, Belgium, October 31, 1918. When the advance of the front line was held up by fire from a machine-gun nest 300 yards to the front, Private Clauson with two others crossed the open field in the face of fire from enemy artillery, machine guns and snipers. Charging the nest, they killed two of the crew, wounded two others, and captured five, together with the machine gun.
General Orders No. 46, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Havre, MT

CLAY, FRED
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company K, 125th Infantry Regiment, 32d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 31, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Fred Clay, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Sergy, France, July 31, 1918. After all runners had become casualties in attempting to carry out their missions, Corporal Clay voluntarily assumed the duties of company runner. His efforts were materially responsible for success gained during the day, during the course of which he repeatedly exposed himself to direct enemy artillery and machine-gun fire.
General Orders 64, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Saginaw, MI

*CLEARY, ALBERT F.
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Company A, 117th Train Headquarters and Military Police, 42d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 21, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Albert F. Cleary, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at St. Hilaire-au-Temple, France, on the night of July 21, 1918. While on duty as a town patrol during an enemy aerial bombardment, Private Cleary, disregarding his own danger, remained at his post and continued to make his rounds to see that all other troops were under cover until he was struck by an enemy aerial bomb and made the supreme sacrifice.
General Orders No. No. 16, W.D., 1929
Home Town: Gloucester, VA

CLELAND, JOHN R. D.
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
28th Infantry Regiment, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 21,1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to John R. D. Cleland, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Soissons, France, July 21, 1918. Although he was wounded before and in the attack upon Berzy-le-Sec, First Lieutenant Cleland declined an opportunity to be evacuated and led his platoon to its final objective, which he consolidated and held.
General Orders No. 15, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Jacksonville, FL

CLEMENT, JOSEPH T.
Major, U.S. Army
39th Infantry Regiment, 4th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 18, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Joseph T. Clement, Major, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near La Ferte-Milon, France, July 18, 1918. Major Clement reported for duty from the hospital as his regiment was preparing to advance to the attack. Soon thereafter, when it was of urgent necessity that important orders o the regimental commander be carried to the officer commanding the assault battalion, he volunteered for the dangerous mission. Accompanied by two men he worked his way forward through a heavy artillery shell fire, located the assault units, and delivered the attack order. Endeavoring to locate the commander of the assault battalion, he fearlessly went into a heavy artillery barrage and continued this important and hazardous task until he was wounded by shell fire.
General Orders No. No. 43, W.D., 1922
Home Town: Dunnellon, FL

CLEMENTSON, HARRY B.
Private, U.S. Army
Company A, 305th Infantry Regiment, 77th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 27,1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Harry B. Clementson, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Carefour-de-Meurrissons, France, September 27, 1918. After his company had taken shelter from the enfilading machine-gun and trench-mortar fire, Private Clementson, accompanied by two other soldiers, crawled out, in the face of a machine- gun barrage, to the aid of wounded comrades, thus saving the lives of at least two of his companions.
General Orders No. 44, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Eagle Bend, MN

CLERMONT, JOSEPH R.
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 Joseph R. Clermont, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near St. Juvin, France, October 16, 1918. With another soldier, Private Clermont advanced several hundred yards ahead of the front line under heavy artillery and machine-gun fire and rescued a wounded comrade.
General Orders No. 50, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Fall River, MA

*CLEVELAND, VICTOR A.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company L, 130th Infantry Regiment, 33d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 12, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Victor A. Cleveland, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action in the Bois-de-Chaume, France, October 12, 1918. Corporal Cleveland led a detail to the rescue of an officer who had been caught in the heavy barrage of gas and high- explosive shells and seriously wounded. In his efforts to get the wounded officer to an aid station this courageous soldier was killed.
General Orders No. 20, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Louisville, IL

CLEVERLY, IRVING N.
Private, U.S. Army
Sanitary Detachment, 107th Infantry Regiment, 33d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 28, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Irving N. Cleverly, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Ronssoy, France, September 28, 1918. Private Cleverly voluntarily accompanied Sergeants John W. Schwengler and Harry W. Green, 107th Infantry, advanced 250 yards in front of the company's position in the face of intense enemy machine-gun fire at short range, rescued a badly wounded soldier who had lain exposed to this fire for 24 hours, carried the wounded man back to comparative shelter, and dressed his wounds, undoubtedly saving the life of the wounded man. This gallant and heroic act was an object lesson of soldierly conduct and greatly inspired the men of the 107th Infantry.
General Orders No. No. 15, W.D., 1923
Home Town: Brooklyn, NY

CLINCY, WILL
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Company F, 366th Infantry Regiment, 92d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 4, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Will Clincy, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Frapelle, France, September 4, 1918. He showed exceptional bravery during an enemy raid. His teammate on an automatic rifle having been mortally wounded, and although he was himself severely wounded he continued to serve his weapon alone until the raid was driven back.
General Orders No. 15, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Birmingham, AL

CLINE, FLOYD
Private, U.S. Army
Company C, 7th Infantry Regiment, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 23, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Floyd Cline, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at La Tuilerie Farm, near La Charmel, France, during the Aisne-Marne offensive, July 23, 1918. When no stretcher bearers were available Private Cline voluntarily crossed an open space of 200 yards swept by heavy enemy machine-gun fire directly in front of his company's lines and brought back to safety a severely wounded comrade who was calling for help.
General Orders No. 9, W.D., 1923
Home Town: Pineville, WV

*CLINE, JACOB F.
Bugler, U.S. Army
Company D, 111th Machine-Gun Battalion, 29th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 11, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Jacob F. Cline, Bugler, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Verdun, France, October 11, 1918. Bugler Cline voluntarily left cover to carry a litter through an intense bombardment, after the litter bearers had been wounded. He was killed while on this duty.
General Orders No. 32, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Union Hill, NJ

CLINE, JESSE L.
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 Jesse L. Cline, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Lion- devant-Dun, France, November 7, 1918. Although entirely unacquainted with the personnel of his company, to which he had just been assigned, Private Cline volunteered and led a party of 20 men in a successful attack on a strong enemy machine-gun position.
General Orders No. 44, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Justice, WV

CLINTON, WALTER E.
Private, U.S. Army
Headquarters Company, 103d Infantry Regiment, 26th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 14, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Walter E. Clinton, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at La Void-de-Chatel, France, July 14, 1918. During an enemy bombardment Private Clinton, upon hearing cries for help, voluntarily left his shelter and went to the aid of wounded soldiers. He made two trips across an area swept by heavy enemy shell fire to rescue wounded comrades.
General Orders No. 8, W.D., 1934
Home Town: Lynn, MA

CLOONAN, JOHN J.
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Company D, 103d Infantry Regiment, 26th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 20, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to John J. Cloonan, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Belleau Wood, France, July 20, 1918, while acting as an automatic-rifle man. His assistant having been wounded, Private Cloonan advanced under a heavy concentration of enemy machine-gun fire and artillery fire and volunteered to destroy, single-handed, two enemy machine guns which were directing a severe fire against the flank of his company. With great bravery and utter disregard for his own safety, he successfully accomplished his mission; his act undoubtedly save the lives of many of his comrades and also permitted the further advance of his company.
General Orders No. 9, W.D., 1923
Home Town: Manchester, NH

CLOSE, HARRY L.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company D, 106th Infantry Regiment, 27th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 27, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Harry L. Close, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Ronssoy, France, September 27, 1918. During operations against the Hindenburg line, Corporal Close, single handed, attacked a group of 13 of the enemy. By hard fighting he succeeded in killing three and taking the remainder as prisoners, marching them to the rear under heavy fire of machine guns and shells. When returning to his command he was wounded.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Brooklyn, NY

*CLOWE, EDWARD P.
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 Edward P. Clowe, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action south of Landres-et-St. Georges, France, October 15, 1918. Sergeant Clowe led his section in the attack through heavy enemy machine-gun fire on a strongly held enemy position. His organization was compelled to halt, due to the intensity of the enemy fire. For four hours Sergeant Clowe held an advanced position until he was ordered to withdraw. After assisting in the evacuation of the wounded, he, with two others, acted as rear guard. This noncommissioned officer continued to resist superior numbers of the enemy until he fell mortally wounded and his death followed within the enemy lines.
General Orders No. 72, W.D., 1920
Home Town: New York, NY

COAKLEY, JOHN L.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Battery B, 17th Field Artillery, 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 9, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to John L. Coakley, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Somme-Py, France, October 9, 1918. Although seriously wounded and still exposed to enemy shell fire Corporal Coakley refused treatment until three other members of his squad had been removed and attended to.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Kansas City, KS

COATS, LORENZA C.
Private, U.S. Army
Company A, 56th Infantry Regiment, 7th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 9 - November 11, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Lorenza C. Coats, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Rembercourt, France, October 9 - November 11, 1918. As company and platoon runner, Private Coats worked tirelessly, being on duty almost constantly both day and night, and carrying numerous messages, under enemy machine-gun and artillery fire.
General Orders 78, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Winnsboro, TX

COBBEY, LUTHER W.
Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army
Company B, 7th Machine-Gun Battalion, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: May 31 - June 4, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Luther W. Cobbey, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Chateau-Thierry, France, May 31 - June 4, 1918. Responding to a call for help Lieutenant Cobbey crossed the bridge over the Marne alone under heavy machine-gun fire of our own and enemy troops and assisted an officer and several wounded soldiers who had been trapped on the north bank of the river to cross the bridge and reach our lines in safety.
General Orders No. No. 4, W.D., 1936
Home Town: Cleveland, OH

COCHRAN, CARLISLE C.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 30th Infantry Regiment, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 15, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Carlisle C. Cochran, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Crezancy, France, July 15, 1918. Sergeant Cochran, though severely injured in one foot early in the morning, persevered in the work of rendering first aid and assistance to the wounded exposed to heavy shell fire, until it became necessary for him to be evacuated later in the afternoon.
General Orders No. No. 16, W.D., 1920
Home Town: Huntersville, NC

COCHRAN, JOHN B.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company A, 357th Infantry Regiment, 90th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 12, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to John B. Cochran, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Fey-en-Haye, France, September 12, 1918. Although severely wounded Sergeant Cochran led his section forward and captured three machine guns.
General Orders No. No. 128, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Gildford, MT

*COCHRAN, WILLIAM F.
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 William F. Cochran, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action in the Bois-de-Rappes, France, October 14, 1918. Disregarding his own personal safety, Sergeant Cochran assisted in reorganizing his company under heavy machine-gun and artillery fire and leading it against machine-gun nests, which were holding up the advance of his battalion. He was killed in action during this engagement.
General Orders 70, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Gulfport, MS

CODAY, WILLIAM C.
Private, U.S. Army
Company C, 56th Infantry Regiment, 7th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 9 - November 11, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to William C. Coday, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Rembercourt, France, October 9, - November 11, 1918. As company and platoon runner, Private Coday worked tirelessly, being on duty almost constantly both day and night, carrying numerous messages under enemy machine-gun and artillery fire.
General Orders 78, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Stonebluff, OK

COFF, JOSEPH J.
Bugler, U.S. Army
Company F, 138th Infantry Regiment, 35th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 26, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Joseph J. Coff, Bugler, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Very, France, September 26, 1918. Bugler Coff was a member of liaison group, who worked their way 1, 000 yards in advance of their first wave. Surrounded by enemy machine-guns, Bugler Coff, accompanied by two more soldiers, silenced two machine guns and took 23 prisoners. Seriously gassed he persisted in remaining in the fight, until exhausted.
General Orders No. 46, W.D., 1919
Home Town: St. Louis, MO

*COFFEY, JOSEPH E.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company C, 16th Infantry Regiment, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 20 & October 9, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Joseph E. Coffey, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Soissons, France, July 20, 1918. After all the officers of his company had been killed or wounded and his company commander had taken command of the battalion, Sergeant Coffey unhesitatingly took command of and skillfully led the company forward in the face of a heavy hostile fire and successfully took their objective. On October 9, 1918, in the Argonne Forest, after being severely wounded, he refused to be evacuated and continued to advance with his platoon. Displaying the greatest courage and gallantry, he voluntarily attempted to save the life of his company commander, who had been severely wounded by enemy machine-gun fire. It was during this heroic effort that Sergeant Coffey was killed.
General Orders No. No. 43, W.D., 1922
Home Town: Erie, PA

*COFFMAN, RALPH L.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company B, 15th Machine-Gun Battalion, 5th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 4, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Ralph L. Coffman, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Breuilles, France, November 4, 1918. When his advance had been held up by an enemy machine gun, having been advised that the crew manning the gun would die rather than surrender, Sergeant Coffman alone attacked the gun. His attempt proved fatal, for he was killed before reaching the gun. His action, however, enabled his platoon . to overcome the resistance without further serious loss.
General Orders No. 21, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Marceline, MO

COGSWELL, THEODORE L.
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
319th Infantry Regiment, 80th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 1, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Theodore L. Cogswell, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Landres-et-St. Georges, France, November 1, 1918. In the advance of that day Lieutenant Cogswell's company was halted by intense machine-gun fire while passing through barbed-wire entanglements. In the face of this fire Lieutenant Cogswell voluntarily crawled down a slope in front of the enemy's position and in full view thereof, discovered a sunken road at the foot of the slope, crawled back to his company, and led them to the advanced position. Immediately upon reaching the new position he again voluntarily sought a favorable forward position, crawling a distance of 75 yards toward the enemy, when he was severely wounded. The outstanding bravery and devotion to duty displayed by Lieutenant Cogswell served to incite the men of his company to heroic endeavors, enabling them to assist in the capture of the town of Landres-et-St. Georges, together with 209 prisoners, 9 field pieces, and 15 machine guns.
General Orders No. No. 14, W.D., 1923
Home Town: Washington, DC

COHAN, ABRAHAM
Private, U.S. Army
Sanitary Detachment, 103d Infantry Regiment, 26th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 9, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Abraham Cohan, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Verdun, France, November 9, 1918. After three others had failed in the attempt and were wounded, Private Cohan went out under terrific machine-gun fire and gave first aid to a wounded soldier.
General Orders No. 21, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Needham, MA

COHEE, ORA J.
First Lieutenant (Chaplain), U.S. Army
34th Infantry Regiment, 7th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 1 & 2,1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Ora J. Cohee, First Lieutenant (Chaplain), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Rembercourt, France, November 1 & 2, 1918. Chaplain Cohee worked untiringly, under constant artillery fire, for two days, in charge of the stretcher bearers, personally assisted in carrying wounded men to safety.
General Orders No. 35, W.D., 1919
Home Town: South Bend, IN

COHEN, FRANK J.
Private, U.S. Army
Headquarters Company, 107th Field Artillery, 28th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 5, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Frank J. Cohen, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Baslieux, France, September 5, 1918. On duty with an officer at an observation post far in advance of the Infantry line, he exposed himself to heavy machine-gun fire to obtain stretcher and bandages when the officer was hit by a machine-gun bullet. The officer's wound having proved fatal, Private Cohen, the following day, volunteered to go out and assist in bringing back the body, being constantly subjected to enemy fire.
General Orders 71, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Pittsburgh, PA

*COHN, DAVID H.
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
363d Infantry Regiment, 91st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 31, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to David H. Cohn, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Spitaals- Bosschen, Belgium, October 31, 1918. When his company met with determined resistance from enemy machine guns and snipers, Lieutenant Cohn, being the only officer remaining with his company, undertook a dangerous reconnaissance himself rather than assign the mission to others, and while so engaged was mortally wounded.
General Orders No. 50, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Spokane, WA

COHN, EUGENE S.
Captain, U.S. Army
364th Infantry Regiment, 91st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 2, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Eugene S. Cohn, Captain, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Exmorieux Farm, France, October 2, 1918. After being painfully wounded by shrapnel, Captain Cohn refused to go to the rear and remained on duty with his company in the front line without medical attention for 54 hours.
General Orders No. 46, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Spokane, WA

COHN, HERBERT ARNOLD (AKA: HERBERT A CONE)
Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army
39th Infantry Regiment, 4th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 26, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Herbert Arnold Cohn, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action east of Montfaucon, France, September 26, 1918. Lieutenant Cohn led the assault wave forward through heavy machine gun fire in an attack against a strongly defended enemy position. He was forced to pass through barbed-wire entanglements before entering the enemy trenches. While exposing himself to intense machine-gun fire, he was badly wounded, but his command, inspired by his gallant example, gained and held the objective sought.
General Orders No. No. 3, W.D., 1921
Home Town: New York, NY

COHOON, WILLIAM M.
Private, U.S. Army
Company M, 105th Infantry Regiment, 27th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 27, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to William M. Cohoon, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Ronssoy, France, September 27, 1918. In the face of concentrated fire from hostile machine guns, Private Cohoon, together with Corporal George D. Caswell, made his way over rough and broken terrain under observation of the enemy, rescued a severely wounded comrade, carried him to a place of safety, and returned to a point still farther in advance of his own lines and carried another member of his company to shelter. This action, showing indomitable bravery and devotion to duty, undoubtedly saved the lives of the wounded men and set a splendid example of courage and self-sacrifice to other members of the command.
General Orders No. No. 13, W.D., 1923
Home Town: Wappingers Falls, NY

COLBURN, ALVIN
Captain, U.S. Army
Company H, 9th Infantry Regiment, 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 1 - 2, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Alvin Colburn, Captain, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Vaux, France, July 1 - 2, 1918. After undergoing a severe bombardment from trench mortars and 77's, which caused numerous casualties in his company, Captain Colburn led his company in an attack and succeeded in capturing 100 prisoners and 13 machine guns. He constantly exposed himself to enemy fire while leading his command towards its objective. His gallant conduct and able leadership gave his men the confidence necessary to accomplish their mission and to repel a strong counterattack in the darkness of the early morning of July 2, 1918.
General Orders No. 130, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Washington, DC

COLE, ALAN RAMSAY
Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army
16th Infantry Regiment, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 18, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Alan Ramsay Cole, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Soissons, France, July 18, 1918. Although wounded early in the morning, Second Lieutenant Cole continued to lead his platoon in the front wave, personally silencing machine-gun nests, displaying wonderful courage, leadership, and devotion to duty during the entire operations. He remained with his platoon until ordered to the rear by his battalion commander.
General Orders No. 46, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Portland, ME

COLE, ARTHUR CLEMENCE
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
23d Infantry Regiment, 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 1, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Arthur Clemence Cole, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Landres-et-St. Georges, France, November 1, 1918. Lieutenant Cole exposed himself to heavy machine-gun fire in order to lead a small detachment against a strongly held enemy position. Armed with a rifle, he attacked an enemy machine-gun position from the flank, capturing same. He then led his unit against other machine-gun nests, which resulted in the capture of some guns and about 40 of the enemy crews.
General Orders No. No. 35, W.D., 1920
Home Town: Providence, RI

COLE, CHARLES EDWARD
Private, U.S. Army
Company F, 359th Infantry Regiment, 90th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 1, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Charles Edward Cole, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Bourrut, France, November 1, 1918. Under heavy machine-gun fire Private Cole organized two broken platoons and guided them into position. Through two days of strong operation he acted as runner, carrying messages to the front, and returning with valuable information, at all times exposed to severe shell and machine-gun fire.
General Orders No. 46, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Dallas, TX

*COLEBANK, PHILIP R.
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
147th Infantry Regiment, 37th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 29, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Philip R. Colebank, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Ivoiry, France, September 29, 1918. First Lieutenant Colebank, with two soldiers went out in the face of heavy machine-gun and artillery fire to bring in a wounded soldier. As they reached the wounded man a shell burst, killing him instantly.
General Orders No. No. 133, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Cincinnati, OH

COLEMAN, CARROLL J.
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Company H, 311th Infantry Regiment, 78th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 17 & November 1, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Carroll J. Coleman, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Grand Pre, France, October 17, 1918, and November 1, 1918. With another soldier, Private Coleman went out twenty-five yards in advance of the front line, under severe shell and machine-gun fire, and carried to shelter a wounded comrade. After administering first aid, they carried him four kilometers to the dressing station across fields exposed to heavy hostile fire. On November 1, Private Coleman went through heavy artillery and machine-gun fire and assisted in carrying his commanding officer, who had been wounded, to the Aid Station. Upon his return, though nearly exhausted, he volunteered to go back with an ammunition detail.
General Orders 70, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Jamaica, VT

COLEMAN, RUFUS M.
Private, U.S. Army
Company B, 115th Infantry Regiment, 29th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 8 - 24, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Rufus M. Coleman, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Verdun, France, October 8 - 24, 1918. In the Verdun sector, east of Meuse, Private Coleman volunteered on several occasions, during a heavy barrage, to take messages to the battalion commander. He at all times disregarded his personal safety, and his splendid work was an inspiration to all those associated with him.
General Orders No. 2, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Weleetka, OK

COLEMAN, WILLIAM O.
First Lieutenant (Cavalry), U.S. Army
Aid-de-Camp, 1st Infantry Brigade, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 20, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to William O. Coleman, First Lieutenant (Cavalry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Soissons, France, July 20, 1918. His liaison group having suffered many casualties, Lieutenant Coleman exposed himself to heavy fire on two different occasions in traversing the front line of the 18th Infantry during the attack. He returned each time with valuable information. Later, while on a mission to the front line, he was severely wounded, which necessitated the amputation of his left arm. Previously at Seicheprey, France, March 1, 1918, while on a mission to obtain identifications of enemy participants in a raid, he went out in advance of our lines, under heavy enemy fire, to assist in the capture of an enemy raider.
General Orders No. 60, W.D., 1920
Home Town: Chappell, SC

COLFLESH, ROBERT
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company M, 7th Infantry Regiment, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 14, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Robert Colflesh, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Fossoy, France, July 14, 1918. After his men had been caught in an intense artillery shelling, Corporal Colflesh, although wounded, refused to seek shelter until all his men had taken cover. While aiding the last man into a trench he received a second wound.
General Orders No. 59, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Des Moines, IA

COLLETTE, JOE
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Company L, 166th Infantry Regiment, 42d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 7, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Joe Collette, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Sedan, France, November 7, 1918. After his company had taken up a position and were waiting for orders, Private Collette, in the absence of the company's runners, volunteered and carried all messages to and from the battalion post of command some 800 yards distant. His route lay over a steep hillside subjected to a heavy concentration of artillery machine-gun and sniper fire. He continued to carry messages after learning that the enemy had the exact range of the post of command and a shell struck the building, killing several of the men. Having had nothing to eat for 36 hours, he finally fell, completely exhausted.
General Orders No. 44, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Elk River, MN

COLLEY, DWIGHT T.
Captain, U.S. Army
104th Infantry Regiment, 26th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 16, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Dwight T. Colley, Captain, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Bois d'Haumont, France, October 16, 1918. On October 16 Captain Colley, then second lieutenant, led his company to the enemy's trenches despite the failure of supporting tanks to advance. After the order to withdraw had been given, he remained on the field, personally superintending the removal of every wounded man. He crawled along the ground for a long distance, under the close range fire of enemy machine guns, in order to make sure that no wounded men had been left behind.
General Orders No. 46, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Nayatt, RI

COLLEY, THOMAS M.
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
Company A, 308th Infantry Regiment, 77th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 6, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Thomas M. Colley, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Stonne, France, November 6, 1918. Though wounded, Lieutenant Colley voluntarily went through shell fire and gave first aid to the wounded members of his platoon, thereby receiving additional wounds.
General Orders No. 35, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Mart, TX

COLLIER, CLIVE C.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company D, 359th Infantry Regiment, 90th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 1 & 2, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Clive C. Collier, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Villers-devant-Dun, France, November 1 & 2, 1918. Corporal Collier courageously led his squad through heavy machine-gun and artillery fire and drove off several machine-gun crews. The next day after being wounded by fire from a heavy Maxim gun, he continued the advance, captured the gun, killed one of the crew, and took two prisoners.
General Orders No. 46, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Waxahachie, TX

COLLIER, JAMES W.
Private, U.S. Army
Headquarters Company, 6th Field Artillery, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 6, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to James W. Collier, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Fleville, France, October 6, 1918. Private Collier voluntarily went forward and made his way to the enemy front lines to locate hostile artillery firing at short range on our batteries. While on this mission, he was seriously wounded by machine-gun fire.
General Orders No. No. 35, W.D., 1920
Home Town: Hot Springs, AR

COLLINGE, PERCY T.
Sergeant First Class, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 316th Engineers, 91st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 1 - 2, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Percy T. Collinge, Sergeant First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Very, France, October 1 - 2, 1918. Sergeant First Class Collinge courageously and skillfully directed his men in giving aid to wounded soldiers under heavy shell fire. After being wounded he continued on duty until weariness forced him to go to the hospital. Within two days he was again with his detachment.
General Orders 71, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Los Angeles, CA

COLLINS, CORNELIUS P.
Private, U.S. Army
Company C, 165th Infantry Regiment, 42d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 29, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Cornelius P. Collins, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Meurcy Farm, north of Chateau-Thierry, France, July 29, 1918. When the advance of his platoon was held up by enemy fire from a machine-gun nest on Hill 212, Private Collins with several others charged the nest, but were repulsed with heavy losses, all but three of the party being killed or wounded. He and two comrades immediately volunteered and made the second assault, which was successful. His courageous and gallant actions were an inspiration to his company. He was severely wounded on July 30.
General Orders No. No. 4, W.D., 1923
Home Town: Falmouth, MA

*COLLINS, EMMETT E.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Machine-Gun Company, 168th Infantry Regiment, 42d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 28, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Emmett E. Collins, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near the Ourcq River, France, July 28, 1918. After being wounded, Sergeant Collins voluntarily returned to his company as soon as he had received first aid, and fought courageously until he was killed.
General Orders 81, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Des Moines, IA

COLLINS, IRUM Q.
Private, U.S. Army
Company D, 114th Infantry Regiment, 29th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 12 - 17, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Irum Q. Collins, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Verdun, France, October 12 - 17, 1918. Private Collins displayed exceptional bravery carrying messages as a runner through barrage fire and gassed areas with heroic devotion to duty until he was finally overcome by gas.
General Orders No. No. 130, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Sterling, MI

COLLINS, JAMES H.
Private, U.S. Army
Company L, 308th Infantry Regiment, 77th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 16, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to James H. Collins, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action west of St. Juvin, France, October 16, 1918. Private Collins, with another soldier, volunteered to cross a level open space for 600 yards, swept by converging machine-gun fire, to deliver a message to the front line, undeterred by the knowledge that six other soldiers had been wounded in a similar attempt. Crawling from one shell hole to another, he succeeded in reaching the front line and delivering the message.
General Orders No. 20, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Sag Harbor, NY

COLLINS, JAMES P.
First Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company D, 312th Infantry Regiment, 78th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 23, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to James P. Collins, First Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Grand Pre, France, October 23, 1918. Upon his own initiative Sergeant Collins crossed an open field heavily swept by machine-gun fire, and, assisted by two other soldiers, carried to shelter his company commander, who had been mortally wounded.
General Orders No. 35, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Newark, NJ

COLLINS, PATRICK
Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army
167th Infantry Regiment, 42d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 31, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Patrick Collins, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Sergy, France, July 31, 1918. Being informed that a wounded man was lying in "No Manís Land". Lieutenant Collins (then sergeant) immediately volunteered and, with Private Pitts, went to his aid. The intense fire of the enemy necessitated crawling the entire distance. While on the return trip the wounded man was hit by a machine-gun bullet and instantly killed, but these two men brought in the dead body, crawling with great difficulty over the shell-torn ground.
General Orders No. 23, W.D., 1919
Home Town: El Paso, TX

*COLLINS, PETER, JR.
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 Peter Collins, Jr., Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Ronssoy, France, September 29, 1918. When his platoon was checked at the wire in front of a strongly manned enemy trench, acting on his own initiative, Corporal Collins led his Lewis-gun squad around the left flank of the platoon under terrific hand grenade, rifle, and machine-gun fire from the enemy. Leading his squad, he jumped into a German trench and, with his Lewis -gun, inflicted heavy casualties, silenced an enemy machine gun, and compelled many of the enemy to surrender. Then, by his rifle fire, he prevented the enemy from advancing in the trench from the left. While in the act of mopping up this trench, Corporal Collins was killed.
General Orders No. No. 49, W.D., 1922
Home Town: Mount Vernon, NY

COLLINS, ROBERT L.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company L, 305th Infantry Regiment, 77th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 5, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Robert L. Collins, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Bois-de- la-Naza, France, October 5, 1918. In the face of heavy machine-gun fire and grenades, Sergeant Collins went forward with three other soldiers and brought back five seriously wounded men to a point where they could be given first-aid treatment. With utter disregard for his personal safety, he displayed coolness and good judgment effecting the rescue.
General Orders No. 59, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Brewster, NY

COLLINS, WALTER T.
Private, U.S. Army
165th Infantry Regiment, 42d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 15, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Walter T. Collins, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism on 15 July 1918 while serving as a sniper with the 1st Battalion, 165th United States Infantry in Jonchery, France during the Champaigne Defensive. Colonel Collins was first to respond to a call for volunteers to carry a message through open terrain swept by machine gun fire and a heavy artillery bombardment of high explosives and gas shells. Although badly gassed, and at one time knocked down by the concussion of high explosive shells, Colonel Collins rescued two wounded comrades, carrying each in turn through the heavy bombardment to a position of safety in the town of Jonchery. Severely gassed during the perilous mission, and nearly exhausted from his efforts in rescuing his wounded comrades, Colonel Collins, nevertheless, refused all medical aid until he delivered his message. His splendid courage and resourcefulness materially aided in consolidating the unit's position without further losses. Colonel Collins' selfless actions were in keeping with the highest traditions of military service and reflect great credit upon him the 165th Infantry and the United States Army.
Department of the Army General Orders No. 30, (1980)
Home Town: , Unknown

COLLINS, WILBUR M.
Captain, U.S. Army
327th Infantry Regiment, 82d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 8, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Wilbur M. Collins, Captain, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Chatel-Chehery, France, October 8, 1918. After the barrage had failed to fall in time, he led his platoon into the face of machine-gun fire, personally capturing one gun and turning it on the enemy, causing them to flee in disorder. Haying reached his objective, he organized his positions under a heavy artillery barrage.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Macon, GA

COLONNA, THOMAS
Private, U.S. Army
Company F, 312th Infantry Regiment, 78th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 17, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Thomas Colonna, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Grand Pre, France, October 17, 1918. Upon being wounded by a shell, Private Colonna refused to go to the rear, but remained on the firing line against the advice of his commanding officer, dressing the wounds of two comrades.
General Orders No. 35, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Jersey City, NJ

COLTON, JAMES STANLEY
Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army
116th Engineers (Attached), Company F, 107th Engineers, 32d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: August 4 - 6, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to James Stanley Colton, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Fismes, France, from August 4 - 6, 1918. Second Lieutenant Colton successfully carried out a reconnaissance for the location of possible bridge sites across the River Vesle, near Fismes, France. He was constantly under heavy shell fire, and was frequently harassed by fire from hidden machine-gun nests in the town. Nevertheless, he passed beyond our furthest lines and secured the desired information. He was wounded before his mission was accomplished, but refused to return to his battalion until he had made his reconnaissance and had been relieved by another detail.
General Orders No. 99, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Pasadena, CA

COLVILLE, GEORGE, JR.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Machine-Gun Company, 354th Infantry Regiment, 89th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 1, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to George Colville, Jr., Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Remonville, France, November 1, 1918. Corporal Colville (then private first class) was a member of a machine-gun crew firing at close range from a shell hole in an open field, when their gun became disabled. Thereupon he and two other soldiers advanced with pistols upon the enemy machine-gun nest, at which they had been firing, and captured it with three guns and nine prisoners. Putting one of the captured guns into immediate action against the enemy, they enabled the Infantry to advance with a minimum of casualties.
General Orders 95, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Marceline, MO

*COMBS, HANON FIELDS
Captain, U.S. Army
38th Infantry Regiment, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 22, August 7, & October 9, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Hanon Fields Combs, Captain, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action in France against the enemy during the months of July, August, and October, 1918. On July 22, 1918, while at the head of his company, which was advancing in the direction of Le Charmel, Department of Aisne, France, against the enemy, Captain Combs noticed that after passing a certain spot on the road his company was subject to the machine-gun fire of a sniper. Organizing a small party he led them in capturing the machine gun and killing the sniper. On August 7, 1918, at the Vesle River, he personally silenced a machine-gun sniper that had been keeping up a harassing fire on his command. This was done in the face of machine-gun fire. On October 9, 1918, near Cierges, Department of Meuse, Captain combs was wounded in action by shrapnel in the back. He refused to go back to the first-aid station. October 22, 1918, he was killed by a sniper while establishing a new post command.
General Orders No. No. 19, W.D., 1920
Home Town: Typo, KY

*COMBS, STEVE
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company A, 4th Infantry Regiment, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 16, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Steve Combs, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Cunel, France, October 16, 1918. After all his superior officers and non-commissioned officers were killed or wounded, Corporal Combs took command of the platoon and pushed forward, capturing a machine gun and its crew. Although being mortally wounded a short time afterwards, he constantly called to his companions to continue the advance until he lost consciousness.
General Orders 64, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Tallega, KY

COMERFORD, JOHN T.
Captain, U.S. Army
Machine-Gun Company, 101st Infantry Regiment, 26th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 28, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to John T. Comerford, Captain, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Bois-de-Belleu, north of Verdun, France, October 28, 1918. Following five days' combat, during which his company made three attacks and repulsed four counterattacks in which his company was well-nigh exhausted by uninterrupted fighting, the enemy placed a barrage of minenwerfer, machine-gun and artillery fire on a slightly entrenched front line, causing the Infantry to fall back, leaving a gap in the line. Captain Comerford volunteered to reestablish the line, gathered a group of ten men, organized them, and led them into the gap, encountered an enemy patrol coming through, charged and drove them out, reestablished the line, and held it under a heavy machine-gun fire until reinforcements arrived. During this action he and a majority of his men were wounded, and some of the latter killed, but their heroic action prevented the enemy from inflicting heavy losses by flanking fire.
General Orders No. No. 56, W.D., 1922
Home Town: Brookline, MA

COMFORT, CHARLES W., JR.
(First Award)
Major (Medical Corps), U.S. Army
Medical Corps (Attached), 102d Infantry Regiment, 26th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: April 20, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Charles W. Comfort, Jr., Major (Medical Corps), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Seicheprey, France, April 20, 1918. Major Comfort administered first-aid for 36 hours, without rest or relief, to numerous wounded in the open, almost constantly under heavy artillery fire, and assisted in their evacuation thereby setting an example of heroic performance of his duties under the most trying circumstances.
General Orders No. 15, W.D., 1919
Home Town: New Haven, CT
Other Award: Distinguished Service Cross w/OLC (WWI)

COMFORT, CHARLES W., JR.
(Second Award)
Major (Medical Corps), U.S. Army
Medical Corps (Attached), 102d Infantry Regiment, 26th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 26, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Charles W. Comfort, Jr., Major (Medical Corps), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Marcheville, France, September 26, 1918, . Major comfort displayed the highest courage and devotion to duty being continually present on the front line administering first-aid to the wounded under violent artillery and machine- gun fire.
General Orders No. 15, W.D., 1919
Home Town: New Haven, CT
Other Award: Distinguished Service Cross (WWI)

*COMFORT, WILLIS E.
Captain, U.S. Army
16th Infantry Regiment, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 18, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Willis E. Comfort, Captain, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Soissons, France, July 18, 1918. After being severely injured Captain comfort refused to be evacuated, but energetically led his company forward to its objective and maintained it there until he was mortally wounded.
General Orders No. 15, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Kit Carson, CO

*COMINA, LOUIS
Private, U.S. Army
Company C, 110th Infantry Regiment, 28th Division
Date of Action: September 26, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Louis Comina, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Varennes, France, September 26, 1918. With two other soldiers, Private Comina voluntarily went forward under heavy artillery and machine-gun fire and silenced an enemy machine-gun nest, killing four of the crew and bringing back 11 prisoners. He was killed in action eight days later.
General Orders No. 126, W.D. 1919
Home Town: Chrysotile, AZ

*COMPTON, LETCHER C.
Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army
Intelligence Officer, 1st Battalion, 104th Infantry Regiment, 35th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 27 & 28, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Letcher C. Compton, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Charpentry, France, September 27 and 28, 1918. Lieutenant Compton exposed himself to heavy machine-gun fire to advance ahead of his battalion for the purpose of locating accurately the enemy's positions. His repeated reconnaissances secured valuable information for his battalion commander. Lieutenant Compton was killed while making a reconnaissance south of Exermont.
General Orders No. 60, W.D., 1920
Home Town: Kirkwood, MO

CONATY, CHARLES C.
First Lieutenant (Chaplain), U.S. Army
111th Infantry Regiment, 28th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 16, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Charles C. Conaty, First Lieutenant (Chaplain), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Crezancy, France, July 16, 1918. Without regard for his personal safety Chaplain Conaty, under intense shell fire, following the attack of his troops from Crezancy to the Marne River, attended the wounded and throughout the night searched and assisted in carrying wounded to the dressing station.
General Orders No. 99, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Taunton, MA

CONDIT, GEORGE W.
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Medical Department, 353d Infantry Regiment, 89th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 2 - 3, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to George W. Condit, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Barricourt, France, November 2 - 3, 1918. Undeterred by seeing another man killed in attempting to reach a wounded soldier, who was lying in the open 100 yards from a wood, Private Condit fearlessly exposed himself to fire from enemy snipers and machine guns, and succeeded in carrying the wounded soldier to shelter. Throughout the attack of November 2-3, Private Condit worked under severe machine- gun fire without cover, in dressing wounds after all other first-aid men had become casualties.
General Orders 66, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Troy, KS

CONDIT, PHILLIP H.
First 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 Phillip H. Condit, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Cunel, France, October 11, 1918. With marked bravery, Lieutenant Condit led two platoons under withering machine-gun fire in an attack on a machine-gun nest, and succeeded in killing the entire enemy crew, including an officer. His company commander having been wounded, First Lieutenant Condit organized his company's sector in a shallow enemy trench, which had been captured, and for two days held this position against repeated hostile counterattacks, inspiring his men by his courage and cheerful bearing in the face of hardships.
General Orders 89, W.D., 1919
Home Town: East Orange, NJ

CONE, HERBERT A. (AKA: HERBERT ARNOLD COHN)
Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army
39th Infantry Regiment, 4th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 26, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Herbert A. Cone, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action under the name Herbert Cohn. (See alias for citation)
AKA
Home Town: , Unknown

CONKLIN, MATHEW E.
Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army
310th Infantry Regiment, 78th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 16, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Mathew E. Conklin, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near St. Juvin, France, October 16, 1918. Lieutenant Conklin was wounded while leading his company in advance, but continued to lead his men across an open area under a heavy machine-gun and artillery fire, wading the Agran River, and took his position on a hillside where he directed the digging in of his company, before he would be evacuated.
General Orders No. 44, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Syracuse, NY

*CONKLING, JOSEPH W.
Captain, U.S. Army
327th Infantry Regiment, 82d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 11, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Joseph W. Conkling, Captain, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action during the advance from Sommerance-St. Juvin road toward Landres-et-St. Georges, France, October 11, 1918. When the entire line was held up by direct artillery fire and concentrated machine- gun fire Captain Conkling crawled out on the open crest of the hill for a distance of 200 yards alone, for the purpose of reconnoitering and spotting enemy emplacements. Though the fire was constant and direct, he reached his objective and returned, seriously wounded several times by machine-gun bullets which later caused his death.
General Orders No. No. 3, W.D., 1921
Home Town: Atlanta, GA

CONLIN, JOHN J.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company L, 307th Infantry Regiment, 77th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 14, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to John J. Conlin, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Merval, France, September 14, 1918. Although wounded in the head by machine- gun bullet during an attack, Sergeant Conlin continued to lead his platoon in the advance and organized his position after the objective had been captured. He refused to be evacuated until loss of blood prevented his continuing with his company.
General Orders No. No. 10, W.D., 1920
Home Town: Brooklyn, NY

CONN, JEROME W.
Private, U.S. Army
Battery A, 76th Field Artillery, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 28, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Jerome W. Conn, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Le Charmel, France, July 28, 1918. While delivering an important message, Private Conn was wounded in the arm and head by shell fragments. Neglectful of self, he completed his mission, delivered his message, and fell unconscious.
General Orders No. No. 10, W.D., 1920
Home Town: Toledo, OH

CONN, ROBINS L.
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
308th Infantry Regiment, 77th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 10, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Robins L. Conn, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Revillon, France, September 10, 1918. Lieutenant Conn volunteered, and, with two soldiers, went on a patrol for the purpose of capturing prisoners. They crawled forward to within a few yards of the enemy lines, overpowered two sentries and succeeded in delivering them to the battalion commander, despite the fact that the enemy put down a heavy barrage of rifle fire and fire grenades.
General Orders No. 35, W.D., 1919
Home Town: New York, NY

*CONNELL, ANDREW F.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
101st Ambulance Company, 101st Sanitary Train, 26th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 26, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Andrew F. Connell, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Saulx, September 26, 1918, Sergeant Connell labored unceasingly throughout the engagement treating and evacuating the wounded soldiers in the advanced areas. He made repeated trips through an intense barrage and was again returning to duty at the front after a trip through exceptionally heavy fire when he was killed by an exploding shell.
General Orders No. No. 133, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Rochester, NH

CONNELLY, FRANCIS J.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company A, 301st Battalion, Tank Corps, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 29, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Francis J. Connelly, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Bellicourt, France, September 29, 1918. Sergeant Connelly was on duty as gunner in a tank, whose track was broken by a direct hit from an enemy shell. Because of the heavy machine-gun fire it was impossible to repair the track, but Sergeant Connelly, accompanied by another soldier, left the tank, picked up some rifles, and crawling through the trenches and brush to the rear of the machine-gun position killed four of the enemy crew. They then returned to the tank and assisted in repairing the track under heavy shell fire.
General Orders No. 50, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Conshohocken, PA

CONNELLY, MARTIN F.
Private, U.S. Army
Machine-Gun Company, 113th Infantry Regiment, 29th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 23, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Martin F. Connelly, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Bois d'Etrayes, France, October 23, 1918. During a counterattack Private Connelly, under heavy enemy machine-gun fire took the place of a gunner who had been wounded. He served this gun in its advanced position until forced by heavy fire and casualties to withdraw to a position with the company it was assisting. After serving the gun until the enemy attack was repulsed, Private Connelly voluntarily returned through the heavy machine-gun and rifle fire and carried the wounded gunner to a place of safety.
General Orders No. No. 4, W.D., 1936
Home Town: Summit, NJ

CONNELLY, MICHAEL F.
Private, U.S. Army
Headquarters Company, 125th Infantry Regiment, 32d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 10 - 13, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Michael F. Connelly, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Romagne, France, October 10 - 13, 1918. Private Connelly, acting as battalion runner, repeatedly crossed the valley between hill 258 and Lacote Dame Marie, a distance of 500 yards, swept continually by machine-gun and sniper fire.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Lansing, MI

CONNETTE, FRED
Private, U.S. Army
Company F, 125th Infantry Regiment, 32d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 31, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Fred Connette, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near the Bois-les- Jomblets, northeast of Chateau-Thierry, France, July 31, 1918. While advancing with the first wave under heavy machine-gun fire and artillery barrage, Private Connette was severely wounded. Knowing there was a machine gun nest directly in front of him, which was decimating the company by its fire, he disregarded his injuries, went forward, and killed the machine gunner and captured the machine gun.
General Orders No. No. 117, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Detroit, MI

*CONNORS, JOHN
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company H, 38th Infantry Regiment, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 15, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to John Connors, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action on the river bank, near Chateau-Thierry, France, July 15, 1918. Corporal Connors commanded a squad that kept two machine-guns in operation to prevent Germans landing until all in the group were killed. He was the last to fall, being shot as he was in the act of throwing a hand grenade into a boat filled with the enemy.
General Orders No. 88, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Pawtucket, RI

CONOVER, HOWARD R.
Private, U.S. Army
Company A, 312th Infantry Regiment, 78th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 20, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Howard R. Conover, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Grand Pre, France, October 20, 1918. Although painfully wounded in the hand Private Conover went to the assistance of a wounded comrade who was lying helpless in an exposed position. He carried him from the front a distance of 400 yards on his back, and when forced to relinquish his burden because of exhaustion, he informed and directed stretcher bearers, thus assuring the safety of his comrade.
General Orders No. 46, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Trenton, NJ

*CONRAD, ROBERT Y.
Captain, U.S. Army
116th Infantry Regiment, 29th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 8, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Robert Y. Conrad, Captain, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Samogneux, France, October 8, 1918. Captain Conrad led his company in an assault, capturing many prisoners and machine guns. He continually inspired his men by utter disregard of danger and was mortally wounded while leading a charge on a machine-gun nest.
General Orders No. 32, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Winchester, VA

CONROY, LAWRENCE
Mechanic, U.S. Army
Company I, 312th Infantry Regiment, 78th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 23, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Lawrence Conroy, Mechanic, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Grand Pre, France, October 23, 1918. Seeing a comrade lying wounded in front of our lines, Mechanic Conroy voluntarily made his way forward and rescued the man from direct machine-gun fire. After all platoon leaders had become casualties, he assumed command and very creditably directed the action throughout the entire attack.
General Orders 81, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Newark, NJ

CONSIDINE, ALBERT J.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Headquarters Company, 101st Infantry Regiment, 26th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 13, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Albert J. Considine, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Vaux, France, July 13, 1918. Leaving a place of safety Corporal Considine voluntarily dashed through a dense enemy barrage to the rescue of comrades who were entombed in a signal station which had been demolished by shellfire. Despite the continuing enemy fire, he dug away the ruins, rescued the wounded, and assisted them to first aid.
General Orders No. No. 30, W.D., 1921
Home Town: Newton, MA

CONSIDINE, FRANCIS
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Company A, 308th Infantry Regiment, 77th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 26, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Francis Considine, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near La Harazee, France, September 26, 1918. As acting corporal, Private Considine was in charge of a group which ran upon an enemy machine-gun nest in a swamp. Although wounded in one foot by a machine-gun bullet, and in the other foot by a grenade, he continued to hold his post and encouraged his men until assistance came.
General Orders No. 35, W.D., 1919
Home Town: New York, NY

CONWAY, JAMES
Private, U.S. Army
Company C, 58th Infantry Regiment, 4th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 29, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to James Conway, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Nantillois, France, September 29, 1918. Private Conway, a company runner, repeatedly volunteered for the most dangerous missions, carrying messages through enemy machine, gun and shell fire on numerous occasions. Several days later, when his ear drum was broken by concussion from a bursting shell he refused to go to the rear for treatment but remained on duty until his company was relieved.
General Orders 66, W.D., 1919
Home Town: New Bedford, MA

COOK, FRANK B., JR.
Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army
4th Engineers, 4th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: August 11, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Frank B. Cook, Jr., Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Ville Savoye, France, August 11, 1918. Lieutenant Cook directed the construction of an artillery bridge on the Vesle River under constant machine-gun and shell fire, set a splendid example to the members of his command by his disregard of danger. On the morning of August 11 he was wounded while personally looking after the safety of an outguard during a heavy enemy bombardment.
General Orders No. No. 143, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Oakland, CA

*COOK, FRED A.
Major, 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 Fred A. Cook, Major, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near St. Etienne-a-Arnes, France, October 3 - 9, 1918. Major Cook led his battalion in an attack, although exposed to machine-gun fire from both flanks and front, steadying and encouraging his men by his fearless example. He was instantly killed while directing the reduction of a strongly entrenched machine-gun position.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Post Mills, VT

COOK, LLOYD H.
Captain, U.S. Army
7th Machine-Gun Battalion, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 20, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Lloyd H. Cook, Captain, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near the Bois Claires- Chenes, France, October 20, 1918. After marching all night to his company's position for the initial attack, Captain Cook personally led the advance upon the enemy, inspiring his men by his bravery and determination, frequently going ahead of his company to reconnoiter its position. Even after being wounded in the leg by machine-gun fire, he continued forward until he received two more wounds.
General Orders 98, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Chelsea, MA

COOK, ROBERT P.
Sergeant, 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 Robert P. Cook, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Bellicourt, France, September 29, 1918. When his platoon was held up by machine- gun fire during an advance, although suffering from a painful machine-gun bullet wound in the hand, Sergeant Cook personally killed the gunner and put the gun out of action, thus permitting the further advance of his platoon.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Altamahaw, NC

COOK, ROBERT R.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company A, 131st Infantry Regiment, 33d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 11, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Robert R. Cook, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Bois-de- Chaume, France, October 11, 1918. Sergeant Cook crawled out in front of the lines some hundred yards to locate enemy snipers. While in this perilous position he fired upon and put out of action a group of enemy machine gunners, thus exposing his position and drawing enemy sniper fire. Having in his possession a number of asphyxiating grenades, which emit a dense white smoke, he hurled one of the at the sniper's position and under cover of this improvised smoke screen walked back to the lines.
General Orders No. 35, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Whiting, IN

COOKSEY, THOMAS LARKIN
Sergeant, U.S. Army
315th Train Headquarters & Military Police, 90th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 5, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Thomas Larkin Cooksey, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Cantigny-Devant-Sassey, France, November 5, 1918. During a very heavy attack in the vicinity of his post, where artillery fire and aircraft machine-gun fire had created a most confusing situation, Sergeant Cooksey calmly directed traffic, aided wounded, and removed obstructions, thereby preventing wild disorder. He assisted the drivers of ammunition trucks getting their machines to places of safety.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Lamesa, TX

COOLAHAN, WILLIAM T.
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Company B, 109th Machine-Gun Battalion, 28th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: August 9, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to William T. Coolahan, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Fismes, France, August 9, 1918. Private Coolahan exposed himself to heavy machine-gun fire to stand in the middle of the Vesle River and assist the members of his section across the stream. His individual courage was an important factor in enabling his organization to cross the stream and take up a position to cover the crossing of Infantry units.
General Orders No. 60, W.D., 1920
Home Town: Philadelphia, PA

COOLIDGE, EDMUND
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Headquarters Company, 101st Infantry Regiment, 26th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 23, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Edmund Coolidge, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Belleau Bois France, October 23, 1918. Private First Class Coolidge left shelter and exposed himself to intense machine-gun fire, when he saw a soldier lying wounded in advance of our lines. He reached the wounded man despite the enemy fire, and dragged him back to a place of safety.
General Orders 71, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Concord, MA

COONEY, JAMES M.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company A, 357th Infantry Regiment, 90th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 12, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to James M. Cooney, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Fay-en-Haye, France, September 12, 1918. Corporal Cooney single-handed captured 43 Germans at one time, and later assisted in the capture of many other prisoners and machine-guns.
General Orders 87, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Shawnee, OK

COONEY, MICHAEL
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company C, 165th Infantry Regiment, 42d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: August 1, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Michael Cooney, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Villers- sur-Fere, Aisne, France, August 1, 1918. Corporal Cooney carried a wounded soldier 150 yards to safety through heavy machine-gun fire; then seeing his platoon about to advance, he returned under fire to the place where he had picked up the wounded man, secured his own rifle, and returned to join the advance.
General Orders No. 26, W.D., 1919
Home Town: New York, NY

COOPER, EDWIN H.
Captain, U.S. Army
Photographic Section, Signal Corps, 26th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 18 & 20, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Edwin H. Cooper, Captain, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Torcy, France, July 18 and 20, 1918. On July 18 Captain Cooper advanced fearlessly under enemy fire to an exposed position in a shell hole in front of the attacking troops in order to carry out a photographic mission. While in this position he went to the rescue of a wounded man and carried him to the shelter of a shell hole about 100 yards to the rear. Later he assisted in the evacuation of enemy prisoners. On July 20 he again advanced to a forward position in order to secure pictures of the attacking troops. His gallant conduct stimulated the morale of the advancing troops.
General Orders No. No. 24, W.D., 1920
Home Town: Atlantic City, NJ

COOPER, EVERETT B.
Private, U.S. Army
Company M, 116th Infantry Regiment, 29th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 12, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Everett B. Cooper, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Samogneux, France, October 12, 1918. Private Cooper left a safe place, went through a terrific barrage to help a wounded comrade, and brought him back under heavy machine- gun fire. Private Cooper also carried important messages through the barrage.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Cambria, VA

*COOPER, JAMES A.
Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army
3d Machine-Gun Battalion, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 18 - 19, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to James A. Cooper, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action between Berzy-le-Sec and Soissons, France, July 18 - 19, 1918. Second Lieutenant Cooperís leadership under fire was distinguished by heroic conduct and the prompt utilization of every advantage. Through his fearlessness, devotion to duty, and while leading the men forward on the second day he was killed.
General Orders No. 99, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Hale Center, TX

COOPER, THOMAS
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company K, 371st Infantry Regiment, 93d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 30 - October 2, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Thomas Cooper, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Trieres Farm, France, September 30, 1918, - October 2, 1918. Wounded in an attack on Trieres Farm, France, September 30, Sergeant Cooper remained on duty with his company and commanded his platoon until evacuated on October 2, 1918.
General Orders 81, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Florence, SC

*COOPER, WILLIAM N.
Private, U.S. Army
Company L, 119th Infantry Regiment, 30th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 10, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to William N. Cooper, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near St. Souplet , France, October 10, 1918. Private Cooper left shelter to advance under heavy machine-gun fire, and rescued a wounded soldier, carrying him back to safety. He was killed in action the following day.
General Orders 87, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Knoxville, TN

COPE, ONAL M.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company C, 2d Engineers, 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 1 - 4, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Onal M. Cope, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Vaux, France, July 1 - 4, 1918. Acting as runner during the entire action Corporal Cope volunteered and carried messages making eight trips one night, exposed at all times to high explosives and gas shells and machine-gun fire.
General Orders No. 23, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Arrowsmith, IL

*COPE, TOBE C.
Major, U.S. Army
371st Infantry Regiment, 93d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 30, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Tobe C. Cope, Major, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Trieres Farm, France, September 30, 1918. Wounded in the arm, Major Cope remained on duty throughout the engagement, led his battalion, and encouraged his men by his gallant example, and refused to be evacuated.
General Orders No. 21, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Fort Thomas, KY

COPELAND, FRANCIS T.
Mechanic, U.S. Army
Company B, 107th Infantry Regiment, 27th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 29, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Francis T. Copeland, Mechanic, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Ronssoy, France, September 29, 1918. Mechanic Copeland, with a companion, left the protection of a trench, and in the face of heavy machine-gun and grenade fire went in advance of our lines to rescue a wounded comrade. They were exposed to heavy fire from the time they left the trench. Mechanic Copeland's companion was killed as they were returning to the trench, but he, however, struggled on and succeeded in dragging the wounded man to safety.
General Orders No. No. 19, W.D., 1920
Home Town: New York, NY

CORAM, CLAUDE A.
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Machine-Gun Company, 117th Infantry Regiment, 30th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 29 & October 9, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Claude A. Coram, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Bellicourt, and Nauroy, France, September 29, 1918, and near Premont, France, October 9, 1918. When his platoon was held up by enemy artillery fire, Private Coram, a runner, succeeded in passing through the severe fire and establishing liaison with the infantry nearby. On October 9th, he again showed unusual coolness in carrying a message through a wood containing numerous enemy snipers and machine guns.
General Orders 78, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Knoxville, TN

CORNELL, ELMO
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company G, 26th Infantry Regiment, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 19, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Elmo Cornell, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Soissons, France, July 19, 1918. Corporal Cornell led an automatic rifle squad until all his men had been killed or wounded, and then alone, from a farther advanced position, silenced the machine gun which had decimated his command.
General Orders No. No. 132, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Harbor Springs, MI

CORNELL, THOMAS L.
Captain, U.S. Army
26th Infantry Regiment, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 20 & 21, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Thomas L. Cornell, Captain, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Soissons France, July 20 & 21, 1918. Captain Cornell showed complete disregard of self in placing his men to the best advantage under machine-gun and artillery fire, and in the last of the fighting rendered invaluable assistance under fire in the reorganization of the battalion of which his command was a part.
General Orders No. No. 132, W.D., 1918
Home Town: East Orange, NJ

CORNWELL, ARTHUR B.
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
18th Infantry Regiment, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 4, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Arthur B. Cornwell, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Exermont, France, October 4, 1918. When his battalion commander was missing Lieutenant Cornwell assumed command of the Second Battalion and personally led it in the attack on Hill 240, which was strongly defended by the enemy, who, by their machine-gun fire, inflicted heavy casualties upon the attacking troops. The position was taken and the units on both flanks, previously held up by the fire from this position, were enabled to continue their advance.
General Orders No. No. 46, W.D., 1920
Home Town: Saginaw, MI

*COSGROVE, JOHN D.
Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army
139th Infantry Regiment, 35th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 26 - 27, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to John D. Cosgrove, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Charpentry, France, September 26 - 27, 1918. As battalion intelligence officer, Second Lieutenant Cosgrove repeatedly went in front of his own and adjoining battalions to secure information which he conveyed to regimental headquarters over fields swept by artillery and machine-gun fire. When the advance of his battalion was checked by destructive hostile fire, this officer, disregarding personal danger, conducted a personal reconnaissance, locating many machine guns and strongholds. He was killed while voluntarily leading and placing troops in advantageous positions to reduce these machine-gun nests.
General Orders No. 16, W.D., 1919
Home Town: St. Louis, MO

COSTIANES, NICK
Private, 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 Nick Costianes, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action northeast of Chateau-Thierry, France, July 28, 1918. Private Costianes distinguished himself when with four other men, he raided an enemy machine-gun nest held by 12 Germans. As a result of daring and presence of mind, one of the enemy was killed, the other 11 captured, and their four machine guns turned upon the retreating foe.
General Orders No. 99, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Greenville, PA

COSTNER, OLEY
Private, U.S. Army
Company L, 117th Infantry Regiment, 30th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 7, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Oley Costner, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Ponchaux, France, October 7, 1918. When his company commander, for whom he was orderly, was wounded, Private Costner carried the wounded officer for 75 yards, under heavy fire, to a shell hole. When this location was fired upon by a machine-gun he crawled out, against his captain's advice, attacked the enemy position, and brought back the gun. Though ordered by his company commander to leave him and save himself from the heavy fire to which they were subjected, he remained at his post until he could effect the officer's evacuation to the rear.
General Orders 81, W.D., 1919
Home Town: London, TN

COTTEN, ORVIL L.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company C, 105th Field Signal Battalion, 30th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 27, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Orvil L. Cotton, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Bellicourt, France, September 27, 1918. In order to maintain communication between two regiments of Infantry, and, after an assisting detachment had suffered severe casualties, Corporal Cotten alone kept the line in repair, working under constant heavy shellfire. Although badly gassed, he refused evacuation, requesting and obtaining permission to continue with his work.
General Orders No. 21, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Memphis, TN

COTTON, JOHN W.
Captain, U.S. Army
2d Machine-Gun Battalion, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 20, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to John W. Cotton, Captain, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Soissons, France, July 20, 1918. When the advancing infantry line had been held up by heavy artillery and machine-gun fire and all the officers had become casualties, Captain Cotton sent what remained of his machine-gun company to protect the flanks and then voluntarily reorganized the assaulting line, breaking up a hostile counterattack which had been launched from the hill in front of them. Twice during the action he personally led tanks forward in advance of the line and reduced hostile machine-gun nests. As he was leading the attacking waves forward in the face of heavy fire he was seriously wounded in the head by a machine-gun bullet, but he pushed on until he was forced to stop by loss of blood.
General Orders 98, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Hollywood, CA

COUCHOT, OTTO V.
Sergeant, 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 Otto V. Couchot, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Soissons, France, July 18, 1918. Sergeant Couchot voluntarily proceeded with four other men the 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 this bold attack the enemy was driven off and the tank retaken. Company A, 18th Infantry, was thereby enabled to continue the advance with slight loss.
General Orders No. No. 3, W.D., 1921
Home Town: Dayton, OH

COUGHLIN, WILLIAM C.
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Company L, 312th Infantry Regiment, 78th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 23, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to William C. Coughlin, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Grand Pre, France, October 23, 1918. Private First Class Coughlin volunteered and maintained liaison with a company which had been cut off from the rest of the battalion, making several trips across open ground for 150 yards under intense machine-gun fire.
General Orders No. 35, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Aurora, NY

COURTER, JAMES L.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company C, 101st Field Signal Battalion, 26th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 26, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to James L. Courter, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Marcheville, France, September 26, 1918. When telephone communication to the rear had been cut and its reestablishment was impossible because of the intensity of the bombardment, Corporal Courter voluntarily carried important messages to the rear through a violent artillery barrage and machine-gun and rifle fire.
General Orders No. 15, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Thornton, PA

COURTNEY, ARTHUR M.
Private, U.S. Army
Company D, 9th Infantry Regiment, 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 4, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Arthur M. Courtney, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near La Fontaine au Croncq Farm, France, November 4, 1918. Private Courtney, a stretcher bearer, displayed exceptional gallantry in continuing to remove wounded from a field swept by machine-gun fire of such intensity that five of his associates were killed and two others wounded.
General Orders 78, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Friday, TX

COURTNEY, GERALD
Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army
102d Machine-Gun Battalion, 26th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 25, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Gerald Courtney, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Wadonville, France, September 25, 1918. Lieutenant Courtney was wounded while conducting his platoon into position preparatory to laying a barrage for a raid. With utter disregard for his personal safety he remained on duty for more than an hour, satisfying himself that all of his guns were properly laid and adjusted for firing. After his wounds were dressed he returned to duty and remained with his platoon until it was relieved.
General Orders No. No. 137, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Boston, MA

COURTNEY, JOHN T.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company L, 104th Infantry Regiment, 26th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: April 10, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to John T. Courtney, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at St. Agnant, France, April 10, 1918. Sergeant Courtney displayed courage, coolness, and the spirit of self-sacrifice, when he obtained permission to leave shelter and went through a shell-swept area to bring in wounded, carrying one wounded man more than 50 yards under heavy shell fire.
General Orders No. No. 109, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Waltham, MA

COVENTRY, HENRY
First Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company I, 326th Infantry Regiment, 82d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 11 - 27, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Henry Coventry, First Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near St. Juvin, France, October 11 - 27, 1918. All the officers of his company having become casualties, Sergeant Coventry assumed command, and by his coolness and good judgment, successfully led it to its objective. He was himself wounded in the leg during the operations, but he refused to be evacuated until his company was relieved.
General Orders No. 78, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Philadelphia, PA

*COVERT, SAMUEL J.
Private, U.S. Army
Sanitary Detachment, 146th Infantry Regiment, 37th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 28, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Samuel J. Covert, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Montfaucon, France, September 28, 1918. Voluntarily leaving cover, Private Covert went through intense machine-gun and artillery fire to the assistance of a wounded soldier and was himself killed while administering first aid to the latter.
General Orders No. 50, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Londonville, OH

*COWAN, JACK
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Machine-Gun Company, 358th Infantry Regiment, 90th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 12, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Jack Cowan, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Vilcey, France, during the offensive against the St. Mihiel salient September 12, 1918. As a runner, Private First Class Cowan made four trips through a barrage, carrying important messages from the company command post. At another time he recovered a machine gun, the crew of which had been knocked out by a shell, and carried it unaided to a position where it was put in action. This brave soldier was killed while in the faithful performance of his duties.
General Orders No. No. 129, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Tulsa, OK

COWIE, JAMES
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company K, 9th Infantry Regiment, 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 3, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to James Cowie, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near St. Georges, France, November 3, 1918. While advancing with his platoon under heavy machine-gun fire and after providing shelter for his men Sergeant Cowie, with two of his men, outflanked a gun, capturing it and 18 prisoners.
General Orders No. 35, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Du Bois, PA

*COX, EDGAR L.
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Machine-Gun Company, 120th Infantry Regiment, 30th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 29, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Edgar L. Cox, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Bellicourt, France, September 29, 1918. With five other soldiers, Private Cox succeeded in breaking up three machine-gun nests and capturing eight prisoners under heavy artillery and machine-gun fire. After his platoon had reached its objective he and four others volunteered and made a reconnaissance 600 yards in front of the line to make sure that the valley beyond was clear of the enemy. Private Cox has since been killed in action.
General Orders No. 32, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Lebanon, KY

COX, EDWARD J.
First Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company L, 30th Infantry Regiment, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 23, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Edward J. Cox, First Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Jaulgonne, France, July 23, 1918. Although suffering from severe mustard-gas burns, Sergeant Cox led a platoon through the attack of July 23 with unquestionable initiative, coolness, and courage.
General Orders No. 46, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Schaghticoke, NY

COX, GEORGE C.
Captain (Signal Corps), U.S. Army
2d Field Signal Battalion, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 4 - 5, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to George C. Cox, Captain (Signal Corps), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Hill 240, north of Exermont, France, October 4 - 5, 1918. Captain Cox made a most hazardous daylight reconnaissance in front of the American lines to determine the disposition of the enemy then holding this hill. During this entire exploit he was under close-range rifle and machine-gun fire. Subsequently he accompanied the assault wave in the attack, and, with two noncommissioned officers, established and maintained, from October 5 - 9, 1918, telephonic communication on Hill 240 under intense artillery concentrations and in spite of direct machine-gun fire. This action was vital to the combat efficiency of the command and the success of the 1st Brigade.
General Orders No. No. 15, W.D., 1923
Home Town: Cullowhee, NC

COX, JOHN J.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company I, 38th Infantry Regiment, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 9, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to John J. Cox, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Cunel, France, October 9, 1918. Sergeant Cox bravely took command of Company I after all officers of his company had been killed or wounded. He quickly reorganized the company and, in the face of heavy machine-gun fire, led the company forward to its objective. He consolidated his position and held the line until relieved the following day.
General Orders No. No. 19, W.D., 1920
Home Town: Vandling, PA

COX, LEONARD
Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army
305th Infantry Regiment, 77th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 2, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Leonard Cox, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action on the Vesle River near Bazoches, France, September 2, 1918. Second Lieutenant Cox left St. Thibaut in broad daylight with another officer and a patrol of 10 men to reconnoiter the enemy's positions across the Vesle River. The patrol divided and Lieutenant Cox conducted his half to the chateau in Bazoches, a recognized German post. He entered the yard of the chateau, met parties of the enemy personally, killed two, and wounded another who were firing on members of his patrol; continued his observations, though fired upon by machine guns, and with great skill withdrew his patrol under fire without loss, having gained valuable information.
General Orders No. 15, W.D., 1919
Home Town: New York, NY

COX, LEWIS B.
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
6th Infantry Regiment, 5th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 12 - 15, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Lewis B. Cox, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action during the St. Mihiel offensive, September 12 - 15, 1918. From the beginning of the battle until evacuation from the field severely wounded, First Lieutenant Cox displayed exceptional heroism, bravery, and devotion to duty of the highest order. Especially courageous was his work on September 14 in the Bois-de-Bonvaux when, facing a murderous machine- gun fire, many of his men down, himself twice wounded, he held his ground until reinforcements came up, and surrounded and captured the enemy machine-gun nest. His work was a splendid example to the entire command.
General Orders No. 128, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Lexington, VA

COX, OMAR CLARK
Sergeant First Class, U.S. Army
Company A, 105th Field Signal Battalion, 30th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 16, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Omar Clark Cox, Sergeant First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Ypres, Belgium, July 16, 1918. Sergeant First Class Cox volunteered and assisted a British soldier to reestablish communication lines, which the heavy artillery fire had made useless. Crawling through almost direct machine-gun fire, and making his way through barbed wire, he reached his point, where he remained for almost two hours. He made his way back to our lines, through an intense hand- grenade bombardment.
General Orders No. 21, W.D., 1919
Home Town: La Follette, TN

*COXE, EDWARD G.
Private, U.S. Army
Company D, 165th Infantry Regiment, 42d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 28, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Edward G. Coxe, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Ferme de Meurcy, near Villers-sur-Fere, France, July 28, 1918. Private Coxe continued to care for the wounded under heavy machine-gun and artillery fire after he himself was severely injured. He has since died as a result of the wounds received in action.
General Orders No. No. 116, W.D., 1918
Home Town: New York, NY

*COYLE, EDWARD A.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company H, 16th Infantry Regiment, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 26, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Edward A. Coyle, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Cheppy, France, September 26, 1918. While on duty as a liaison officer, Captain Coyle, observed a strongly fortified enemy trench, which was a menace to further advance. He organized a group of fourteen men and, in the face of heavy machine-gun and sniper fire, led them in an attack on the trench. Through his quick decision and courage, the hostile position was captured with fifty-two prisoners, three heavy and two light machine guns.
General Orders No. No. 27, W.D., 1920
Home Town: Darien Center, NY

COYLE, WILLIAM J.
Captain, 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 William J. Coyle, Captain, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Cheppy, France, September 26, 1918. While on duty as liaison officer, Captain Coyle observed a strongly fortified enemy trench, which was a menace to further advance. He organized a group of 14 men, and in the face of heavy machine-gun and sniper fire led them in an attack on the trench. Through his quick decision and courage the hostile position was captured with 52 prisoners, 3 heavy and 2 light machine gun.
General Orders 70, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Seattle, WA

CRABBE, GEORGE S.
Captain, 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 George S. Crabbe, Captain, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Cierges, France, July 31, 1918. While advancing with his company, Captain Crabbe wrenched his leg severely in the crossing of the Ourcq River, but continued in the advance. Later he was severely wounded by machine-gun bullets in the left thigh, but again refused evacuation, and continued in command of his company until the objective had been reached and the position consolidated, remaining nine hours with his company after having been wounded.
General Orders 64, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Saginaw, MI

CRADDOCK, JOHN E.
Corporal, U.S. Army
316th Military Police, 91st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 2, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to John E. Craddock, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Very, France, October 2, 1918. Engaged in regulating traffic at an important distributing point, which was suddenly bombarded, Corporal Craddock, by his coolness, prevented a general stampede when drivers and working parties started to seek cover.
General Orders 81, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Riverside, CA

CRAFT, URBAN V.
Private, U.S. Army
Headquarters Company, 322d Field Artillery, 83d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 15 - 18, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Urban V. Craft, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Bois-de-Grand Montagne, France, October 15 - 18, 1918. Private Craft, with utter disregard for his personal safety, constantly exposed himself to enemy fire while repairing wires and maintaining important telephone communications within his area.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: West Branch, MI

*CRAIDGE, ROBERT E.
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 Robert E. Craidge, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Hill 212, near Cierges, northeast of Chateau-Thierry, France, July 31, 1918. Corporal Craidge was in charge of an advanced Chauchat rifle position while his company was exposed to severe machine-gun fire from the front and right flank. After three of his men had been killed and the other totally blinded by shellfire, Corporal Craidge remained at his post and kept his gun in operation until he was killed, this brave act inspiring the members of his organization who were eyewitnesses.
General Orders No. No. 116, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Bay City, MI

CRAIG, CLAUDE H.
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
132d Infantry Regiment, 33d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 26, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Claude H. Craig, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Bois-des- Forges, France, September 26, 1918. When the advance of his platoon was held up by enemy machine-gun fire, Lieutenant Craig, with utter disregard for his own safety and in front of his platoon, personally led it in the attack on the machine-gun nests, and assisted in destroying the hostile nests, killing 2 officers and 6 men. His courageous action was an inspiration to his men and made possible the advance of the attacking wave.
General Orders No. No. 56, W.D., 1922
Home Town: Austin, MN

*CRAIG, JOHN M.
Colonel, U.S. Army
Regimental Headquarters, 16th Infantry Regiment, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 18 - 19, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to John M. Craig, Colonel, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Soissons, France, July 18 - 19, 1918. After the commander of the front line battalion and most of the junior officers had been killed, Lieutenant Colonel Craig voluntarily left regimental headquarters and assumed command of the assault battalion. He led a small detachment of soldiers in a personal reconnaissance, locating and destroying machine- gun nests, thereby permitting the battalion to continue the advance which he led personally until he was killed.
General Orders No. 35, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Garnett, KS

CRAIG, WILLIAM H.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Battery F, 313th Field Artillery, 80th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 1, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to William H. Craig, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Grand Carre Farm, France, November 1, 1918. While acting as battery scout Corporal Craig carried several important messages through intense artillery and machine-gun fire from the Infantry front lines to the battery position. On the afternoon of November 1, he was severely wounded while carrying a message to an advance observation post.
General Orders No. No. 10, W.D., 1920
Home Town: Castle Shannon, PA

CRAMER, JOHN W.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company H, 361st Infantry Regiment, 91st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 1, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to John W. Cramer, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Audenarde, Belgium, November 1, 1918. Corporal Cramer was a member of a patrol sent out to reconnoiter the town of Audenarde. This patrol discovered several enemy machine- gun sniper posts, located in buildings, which were enfilading the streets of the town. With another soldier, he dodged from building to building and entering one of the houses containing a machine gun, captured 2 machine gunners.
General Orders No. 21, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Hailey, ID

*CRAMP, TONY
Private, U.S. Army
Company B, 150th Machine-Gun Battalion, 42d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 28, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Tony Cramp, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action during the action north of the Ourcq River, near Villers-sur-Fere, France, on July 28, 1918. Private Cramp showed extraordinary courage and ability as a leader of men in field of battle. When his section sergeant had been killed and his corporal wounded, he assumed command of his gun section and led them forward against the enemy, directing the fire with effect until killed.
General Orders No. 88, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Fond du Lac, WI

CRANDALL, DEWITT H.
Private, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 108th Infantry Regiment, 27th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 29, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Dewitt H. Crandall, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action east of Ronssoy, France, September 29, 1918. During the operations against the Hindenburg line, Private Crandall, although he had been twice wounded, courageously treated the wounded, inspiring the combat troops by his example until wounded a third time.
General Orders No. 20, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Canisteo, NY

*CRANDALL, JOSEPH B.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company B, 9th Machine-Gun Battalion, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 14 - 15, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Joseph B. Crandall, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Chateau-Thierry, France, July 14 - 15, 1918. Being detached from his platoon with a machine-gun section for the purpose of making a relief, Sergeant Crandall, although severely wounded and suffering great pain, continued to direct his section until killed at his post.
General Orders No. 44, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Old Bridge, NJ

*CRANDALL, ROBERT F.
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
38th Infantry Regiment, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: June 18, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Robert F. Crandall, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Chateau-Thierry, France, June 18, 1918. Lieutenant Crandall led a platoon across the Marne River. When fired upon from three directions the patrol was forced back to the river bank. Finding some of the men missing, he alone returned to the place within the enemy lines in order to guide back the missing members of the patrol. In an encounter with a group of the enemy he captured and brought back an enemy noncommissioned officer.
General Orders No. No. 35, W.D., 1920
Home Town: Stamford, CT

CRANDALL, ROBERT L.
Private, U.S. Army
Company A, 305th Infantry Regiment, 77th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 27, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Robert L. Crandall, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Carrefour-de-Merrissons, France, September 27, 1918. After his company had taken shelter from the enfilading machine-gun and trench-mortar fire of the enemy, Private Crandall, with two other soldiers, crawled to the aid of wounded comrades, thus saying the lives of at least two, while exposed to terrific fire of the enemy.
General Orders No. 44, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Peoa, UT

CRANE, JOHN A.
Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Army
6th Field Artillery, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 18, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to John A. Crane, Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Cantigny and again in the battle of July 18, 1918, southwest of Soissons, France. Having on the morning of that day advanced his batteries three miles and, finding that the normal liaison between Artillery and Infantry was not then operating and that observation of fire from near the batteries was impossible, Lieutenant Colonel Crane went forward himself to locate our Infantry front lines and to personally conduct fire on the enemy's forces. He advanced through heavy enemy artillery and machine-gun fire over a terrain easily visible to the enemy to the front line of the supported infantry at Chaudun, where he drew down a violent shelling from enemy artillery. Undeterred by this and seeing German machine- gun detachments advancing to a position a short distance from him, he continued to seek a favorable point of observation. While engaged in this dangerous and self-imposed mission he was desperately wounded. This inspiring action on the part of the battalion commander, locating and supporting the advance Infantry elements, permitted the supported Infantry to seize and hold a line ahead of adjacent units, and, protected by its supporting Artillery, to hold the lead in the attack of the Tenth French Army.
General Orders No. No. 15, W.D., 1923
Home Town: Pikesville, MD

CRANFORD, ALBERT LEE
Private, 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 Albert Lee Cranford, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Bellicourt, France, September 27, 1918. After all his comrades had been killed or wounded and he himself injured by an enemy hand grenade, Private Cranford defended his post single-handed in the face of a German bombing attack until reinforcements arrived. He then continued on duty with his company, refusing to be evacuated until he was severely gassed later.
General Orders No. 50, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Concord, NC

CRAVEN, ALBERT D.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company K, 7th Infantry Regiment, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 7, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Albert D. Craven, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action north of Cierges, France, October 7, 1918. Sergeant Craven, on three occasions, voluntarily exposed himself to heavy machine-gun fire; crawling in advance of our lines, he rescued wounded comrades.
General Orders No. No. 10, W.D., 1920
Home Town: Weiser, ID

CRAVEN, FREDERICK P.
Private, 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 Frederick P. Craven, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Landres St. Georges, France, October 15, 1918. After all company and battalion liaison agents had been killed or wounded, in an attempt to deliver an important message to the battalion commander, Private Craven voluntarily undertook the task. Under heavy machine-gun, sniper and artillery fire he accomplished his mission and returned with an answer.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Roxbury, MA

CRAVEN, HERMAN C.
Private, U.S. Army
Company G, 120th Infantry Regiment, 30th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 9, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Herman C. Craven, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Premont, France, October 9, 1918. While serving as a runner, Private Craven volunteered to go to an exposed position on the flank to a body of troops, deliver a message to them if they were Americans, and report back if they were Germans. Using a captured German bicycle, he rode along a road subjected to heavy fire, found that the troops were American, and delivered an important message.
General Orders 81, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Eupora, MS

CRAVEN, HOWARD
Battalion Sergeant Major, U.S. Army
Headquarters Company, 361st Infantry Regiment, 91st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 26, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Howard Craven, Battalion Sergeant Major, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Gesnes, France, September 26, 1918. Although wounded, Sergeant Major Craven remained on duty, and during the heaviest bombardment of the battalion command post reorganized and kept under control the liaison section, which was essential to the successful operation of the battalion. He constantly exposed himself to danger and rendered service of great value.
General Orders No. 20, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Emporium, PA

CRAVEN, WILLIAM J.
Private First Class, U.S. Army
101st Ambulance Company, 101st Sanitary Train, 26th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 25 - 26, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to William J. Craven, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Wadonville, France, September 25 - 26, 1918. Private Craven assisted in establishing a dressing station in a dugout in an advanced position. When it was destroyed by a shell he worked unceasingly in the open under fire from enemy machine-guns and snipers, caring for the wounded. He remained at his post for several hours after his station had been ordered closed, permitting neither his own exhaustion nor the enemy fire to deter him from aiding the wounded.
General Orders No. No. 139, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Boston, MA

CRAWFORD, CLIFFORD
Private, U.S. Army
Headquarters Company, 372d Infantry Regiment, 93d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 28 - 29, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Clifford Crawford, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Bussy Farm, France, September 28 - 29, 1918. Private Crawford was acting as liaison agent between regimental headquarters and the battalion. Having carried a message through a heavy bombardment to the commander of a battalion which was about to make an attack, he joined the first wave of the attack and dashed into the enemy's trenches. Seeing two of the enemy rush to a dugout, he followed them and brought ten prisoners from the dugout, killing two who tried to escape.
General Orders No. 13, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Boston, MA

CRAWFORD, HAROLD E.
Private, U.S. Army
Company B, Machine-Gun Battalion, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 19, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Harold E. Crawford, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action between Soissons and Berzy Le Sec, France, July 19, 1918. Private Crawford bravely carried messages through shell fire and reorganized and directed infantry units. Entrusted with a particularly important message that he knew must be delivered, he fearlessly started through a heavy bombardment to execute his mission and while so engaged was severely wounded.
General Orders No. 99, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Lorain, OH

CRAWFORD, NED
Private, U.S. Army
Company C, 316th Field Signal Battalion, 91st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 2, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Ned Crawford, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Epinonville, France, October 2, 1918. When the telephone station in which he was working was struck by a shell, killing two men and injuring five, Private Crawford disregarded personal safety and continued to operate his switchboard in an exposed position, in order that communication might be maintained until a new central could be established in a new location.
General Orders No. No. 127, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Hood River, OR

CRAWFORD, ROBERT E.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company D, 7th Engineers, 5th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 4, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Robert E. Crawford, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Verdun, France, November 4, 1918. When three boats in a pontoon footbridge across the Meuse River were destroyed by artillery fire, Corporal Crawford volunteered and swam into the river under heavy shell fire and, by holding up the deck until new boats were launched and placed in position, permitted the uninterrupted crossing of the infantry.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Oklahoma City, OK

CRAWFORD, WILLIAM B.
Captain, U.S. Army
370th Infantry Regiment, 93d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 30, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to William B. Crawford, Captain, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Ferme- de-la-Riviere, France, September 30, 1918. Having been placed in command of Company L, whose task it was to lead the advance in an attack, the same undertaking having failed the day previous, Captain Crawford, in order to assure the success of the attack, personally led the advanced element of his company in the face of heavy fire. The objective was successfully carried, due to Captain Crawford's gallant conduct.
General Orders No. 46, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Denison, TX

CRESSMAN, CALVIN J.
Private, U.S. Army
Company E, 314th Infantry Regiment, 79th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 9, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Calvin J. Cressman, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Moirey, France, November 9, 1918. Private Cressman, first carrier for his automatic rifle team, advanced with a patrol against strong machine-gun positions. Although wounded five times, he refused to be taken back and continued to load the automatic rifle in the face of heavy machine-gun fire.
General Orders No. 46, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Coopersburg, PA

CRESSWELL, JAMES A.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company K, 101st Infantry Regiment, 26th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 26, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to James A. Cresswell, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action north of Verdun, France, October 26, 1918. In the desperate attacks of the 101st Infantry, Corporal Cresswell captured and held the last height of the Meuse between the 23d and 28th of October, 1918. Corporal Cresswell, having succeeded to the command of his platoon, displayed the utmost bravery and fearlessness in personally leading his platoon in repeated attacks against the enemy, during which he exposed himself with great courage. He proved himself an inspiring and successful leader in all these attacks. On October 26, with utter disregard of danger, he personally led an attack, successfully wiping out a group of four machine-gun nests, thereby clearing dangerous terrain and allowing the unit on his right to successfully proceed with the counterattack. He went without rest and sleep to the point of exhaustion, and his personal valor and bravery gave added impetus to his men, so that under his able leadership all the new objectives during these dates were captured until the platoon itself was relieved on October 29.
General Orders No. No. 56, W.D., 1922
Home Town: Hingham, MA

CRISP, CURTIS M.
First Sergeant, 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 Curtis M. Crisp, First Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Marcheville, France, November 10, 1918. When all the company runners had been wounded during a raid by his battalion, Sergeant Crisp volunteered to establish liaison with an adjacent company. While going through a heavy barrage under sniper fire from three directions he was knocked unconscious by the concussion of a bursting shell. Upon recovering he succeeded in killing a sniper who was picking off our men and had wounded his company commander. Though unable to stand, Sergeant Crisp insisted on remaining on duty with his company.
General Orders No. 46, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Parish, IL

CRISTOFARO, VITTORIO
Private, U.S. Army
Company K, 312th Infantry Regiment, 78th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 23, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Vittorio Cristofaro, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Grand Pre, France, October 23, 1918. While his company was forced to lie in the open for a period of 24 hours because of the murderous machine-gun and artillery fire of the enemy, Private Cristofaro, occupying a position in front of the company, advanced and attacked the enemy gun nests, silencing no less than three guns and killing their crews.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Syracuse, NY

CRITES, HERMAN
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
125th Infantry Regiment, 32d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: August 31, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Herman Crites, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Juvigny, France, August 31, 1918. After his own company had reached the objective assigned to it, Lieutenant Crites made a personal reconnaissance on the front and flank and discovered that the right flank regiment was being held up by a strong machine-gun nest. He immediately maneuvered his company to a position where an enfilading fire could be delivered, enabling the flanking regiment to attain its objective. By utilizing the German arms and ammunition, his company took up the advance when it was discovered that a wide interval had been left between the two regiments because of a terrific machine-gun fire on the flanks of the regiments. He at once directed his company in the filling of this gap, holding the position during the night, as well as capturing four heavy and two light machine guns.
General Orders 64, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Flint, MI

CROCKER, JOHN M.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Headquarters Company, 322d Field Artillery, 83d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 16 & 17, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to John M. Crocker, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Verdun, France, October 16 & 17, 1918. Maintaining a telephone line between infantry and artillery under a constant artillery barrage, Sergeant Crocker's courage made possible the launching of artillery fire, which stopped enemy counterattacks. During the action he repaired 30 breaks, his line being so badly cut that he was obliged to use enemy wire for repairing. Because of the intensity of the fire, Sergeant rocker sent his men to a place of safety, remaining alone at the hazardous post.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Hamilton, OH

CROCKETT, EDWARD L.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company E, 116th Infantry Regiment, 29th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 29, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Edward L. Crockett, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Bellicourt, France, September 29, 1918. When his company was subjected to severe machine-gun fire, Sergeant Crockett, with two other soldiers, attacked a nest of four machine-guns, killing eight of the enemy and capturing 27.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Florence, AL

CROCKETT, OREN O.
Private, U.S. Army
Company C, 8th Machine-Gun Battalion, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 4, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Oren O. Crockett, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action north of Cierges, France, October 4, 1918. Private Crockett, during an attack under terrific shell and machine-gun fire, carried messages from company to platoon headquarters, thus maintaining the necessary communication required in a successful operation.
General Orders No. No. 10, W.D., 1920
Home Town: Plain View, NM

CROFTS, JOHN A.
Private, U.S. Army
Company C, 120th Infantry Regiment, 30th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 29, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to John A. Crofts, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Bellicourt, France, September 29, 1918. After being wounded in the left arm to such an extent that he could not continue his duties as stretcher bearer, and after being ordered back for treatment, Private Crafts continued throughout the day and night under heavy shell fire to assist such wounded as were able to walk.
General Orders No. 44, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Evansville, IN

CROMPTON, WILLIAM H.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 9th Infantry Regiment, 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 7, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to William H. Crompton, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Blanc Mont Ridge, France, October 7, 1918. Sergeant Crompton continued attending the wounded after the first-aid station, in which he was working, was struck by a shell, which wounded him and killed one of the men.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Fall River, MA

CROMWELL, JOSEPH P.
Captain, U.S. Army
11th Infantry Regiment, 5th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 14, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Joseph P. Cromwell, Captain, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Cunel, France, October 14, 1918. When the assault battalion of his regiment had been held up by terrific hostile artillery and machine-gun fire, upon learning of the loss of all the company commanders, Captain Cromwell voluntarily left the supporting battalion and went forward through an almost overwhelming enemy fire to the advance position of the assault battalion, where, although wounded in the arm, he assisted the battalion commander in leading the men from a very disadvantageous position to the capture of a near-by hill held by the enemy, and later in the hostile counterattack assisted in the defense of the position.
General Orders No. No. 49, W.D., 1922
Home Town: Lynchburg, VA

CRONE, JOHN B.
Captain, U.S. Army
60th Infantry Regiment, 5th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 6, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to John B. Crone, Captain, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Murvaux, France, November 6, 1918. During the operations of his company which resulted in the capture of Murvaux, Captain Crone, with the aid of two soldiers, rushed a machine-gun nest, capturing the gun and gunner. Later in the day he repulsed a heavy counterattack on the hill Cote St. Germaine.
General Orders 71, W.D., 1919
Home Town: West Lebanon, IN

CRONKHITE, LEROY G.
Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army
308th Infantry Regiment, 77th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 28, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Leroy G. Cronkhite, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Binarville, France, September 28, 1918. In the face of heavy machine-gun fire, Lieutenant Cronkhite went forward to within hand grenade range of the enemy lines and brought back to shelter a soldier who had been severely wounded. Later in the day he went out alone and located a dangerous machine-gun nest which was thereupon destroyed. Although wounded, Lieutenant Cronkhite refused to be evacuated until October 1, when he was ordered to the hospital by the battalion commander.
General Orders 81, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Seattle, WA

*CROSBIE, SAMUEL F.
Sergeant, 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 Samuel F. Crosbie, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Ronssoy, France, September 29, 1918. After his company had passed the first and second lines of the enemy's resistance and when all his company officers and sergeants senior to him had been killed, Sergeant Crosbie, while under a heavy hostile machine-gun fire, which was sweeping his company's position at short range, voluntarily moved from shell hole to shell hole, reorganized a potion of the company, and was killed as he was about to lead the line forward.
General Orders No. No. 49, W.D., 1922
Home Town: Malone, NY

CROSS, HERBERT A.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Battery E, 12th Field Artillery, 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 12, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Herbert A. Cross, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Thiaucourt, France, September 12, 1918. Acting as gunner of the second piece, Corporal Cross continued in the service of his piece under heavy hostile shell fire. When the entire gun crew of the first piece was wiped out, at a word from his executive officer he assumed command of the first piece, with a hastily organized crew. He assisted in lifting aside the dead and wounded and continued in the service of the first piece during the barrage, until the infantry had attained their objectives.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Wayne, MI

CROSS, JAMES
Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army
108th Infantry Regiment, 27th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 15, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to James Cross, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near St. Souplet, France, October 15, 1918. Accompanied by four soldiers, Lieutenant Cross made a reconnaissance of the River La Salle, the journey being under constant heavy machine-gun fire. To secure the desired information it was necessary to wade the stream for the entire distance. On the following evening, Lieutenant Cross taped the line from which his regiment would launch their attack; and, in the battle that followed, he was severely wounded.
General Orders 74, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Helenwood, TN

CROSS, PAUL
Private, 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 Paul Cross, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near St. Juvin, France, October 12, 1918. After his machine-gun squad had been dispersed by a sweeping enemy fire, Private Cross continued to operate his gun alone until forced to leave it by the overwhelming enemy attack. He then killed two of the enemy with his pistol, but was severely wounded in the encounter. His unusual bravery and daring contributed materially to the success of his regiment in the action.
General Orders No. 46, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Lacey, IA

CROSS, WILLIE
Private, U.S. Army
Company M, 117th Infantry Regiment, 30th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 7, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Willie Cross, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Bellicourt, France, October 7, 1918. After three runners had been killed in attempting to carry a message to an advanced platoon through a heavy artillery and machine-gun barrage, Private Cross volunteered for the mission and carried the message through.
General Orders No. 21, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Jefferson City, TN

*CROTTY, PETER J.
Sergeant, 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 Peter J. Crotty, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Meurcy Farm, near Villers-sur-Fere, France, July 28, 1918. Sergeant Crotty displayed exceptional heroism when he took 22 men and attacked a nest of enemy machine guns, forcing the enemy to retire with heavy losses. He held the position for three hours when, owing to his party being reduced by casualties to five men, he was compelled to withdraw.
General Orders No. No. 22, W.D., 1929
Home Town: New York, NY

CROW, JOHN H.
Private, U.S. Army
Company F, 114th Infantry Regiment, 29th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 12 - 17, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to John H. Crow, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Verdun, France, October 12 - 17, 1918. Throughout the six-days' engagement Private Crow performed heroic duty in maintaining liaison between regimental and battalion posts of command. He reorganized relay posts, beyond his required route, delivered messages when relays were gone, passing through three barrages to do so, and, although gassed, refused to quit his work.
General Orders No. No. 130, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Salem, NJ

CROWE, FRED A.
Private, U.S. Army
Company D, 7th Engineers, 5th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 14, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Fred A. Crowe, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Cunel, France, October 14, 1918. Private Crowe crawled forward under fire from machine-guns and snipers and killed two Germans who were operating a machine-gun in a tree.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Minneapolis, MN

CROWELL, CLARENCE A.
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Company I, 38th Infantry Regiment, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 15, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Clarence A. Crowell, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Counigis, France, July 15, 1918. Private First Class Crowell carried messaged from his company and battalion headquarters over routes swept by heavy artillery fire. Due to the individual gallantry of this runner, communication was maintained during the terrific bombardment which preceded the German attack on the Marne.
General Orders No. No. 53, W.D., 1920
Home Town: Hyannis, MA

*CROWLEY, EDWARD J.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company F, 307th Infantry Regiment, 77th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 15, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Edward J. Crowley, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Glennes, France, September 15, 1918. Leaving cover, under heavy machine- gun and shell fire, Sergeant Crowley visited the outposts, in order the assure himself of their security. After accomplishing this mission he fearlessly exposed himself to rescue a wounded comrade; and, in so doing, lost his life.
General Orders 74, W.D., 1919
Home Town: New York, NY

*CROWLEY, JOHN J.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company M, 197th Infantry Regiment, 27th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 29, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to John J. Crowley, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Ronssoy, France, September 29, 1918. When the advance of his platoon was checked by perilously heavy machine-gun fire, from the direct front, Sergeant Crowley, after ordering his men to cover, advanced alone and bombed the gun out of action. After successfully leading his platoon to one of the furthermost points of the advance, he was killed.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Mohawk, NY

CRUM, LEO J.
First Lieutenant (Medical Corps), U.S. Army
126th Infantry (Attached), 32d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: August 1, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Leo J. Crum, First Lieutenant (Medical Corps), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Cierges, France, July 31 and August 1, 1918. During the attack against Cierges by his regiment First Lieutenant Crum worked continuously and heroically under fire to treat and evacuate the wounded. When the house in which his first-aid station was located was struck by an enemy shell, he safely evacuated all of his patients and promptly established another aid station near the front. His untiring efforts and personal bravery saved the lives of many wounded and suffering men, and were a source of inspiration to the entire command.
General Orders No. No. 124, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Kalamazoo, MI

*CRYDER, CHARLES C.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company C, 166th Infantry Regiment, 42d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 5, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Charles C. Cryder, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Suippes, France, July 5, 1918. Corporal Cryder remained with his commanding officer, who was overcome with gas, and assisted him to a place of safety during a severe bombardment, despite the fact that the officer repeatedly suggested that he leave him and seek safety for himself, and that he had previously been instructed to seek shelter in a concrete dugout 1, 000 yards in the rear in case of bombardment.
General Orders No. 27, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Irwin, OH

*CUDDY, GEORGE J.
Private, U.S. Army
Company F, 107th Infantry Regiment, 27th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 29, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to George J. Cuddy, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Ronssoy, France, September 29, 1918. Shot through both cheeks and the throat, Private Cuddy refused to be evacuated, and continued to advance through intense machine-gun fire. Later he fell, mortally wounded by a third bullet. His heroic conduct was an inspiration to those near him.
General Orders 71, W.D., 1919
Home Town: New York, NY

*CUFF, WILLIAM E.
Private, U.S. Army
Machine-Gun Company, 307th Infantry Regiment, 93d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 28, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to William E. Cuff, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Mont-de-Sanges, France, September 28, 1918. Private Cuff carried important messages for his regimental commander, constantly exposing himself to heavy artillery and machine-gun fire until he was killed.
General Orders No. 44, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Chicago, IL

CULLEN, FRED E.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company D, 12th Machine-Gun Battalion, 4th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: August 7, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Fred E. Cullen, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Bazoches, France, August 7, 1918. When two American soldiers attempted to cross an open space and were fired upon by enemy machine gun, one of the soldiers fell wounded, and the enemy concentrated their fire upon the fallen man. Under enemy machine-gun fire Corporal Cullen rushed forward 75 yards and in spite of the heavy fire carried his wounded comrade to a place of safety.
General Orders No. No. 27, W.D., 1920
Home Town: Skaneateles, NY

CULLEN, MICHAEL J.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company K, 364th Infantry Regiment, 91st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 28, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Michael J. Cullen, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Eclisfontaine, France, September 28, 1918. With six other soldiers, Corporal Cullen responded to a call for volunteers to go four hundred yards beyond the front line and bring in wounded comrades. Under terrific machine-gun and shell fire, he assisted in the rescue of seven wounded men, also bringing in the dead body of a company lieutenant.
General Orders No. 59, W.D., 1919
Home Town: San Francisco, CA

CULLEN, WILLIAM J.
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
308th Infantry Regiment, 77th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 2 - 8, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to William J. Cullen, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Binarville, France, October 2 - 8, 1918. During the advance of his regiment through the Forest of Argonne, France, Lieutenant Cullen led his company, under intense concentration of machine-gun fire, to the day's objective, steadying his men and directing the organization and entrenchment of his position. During the period in which part of the regiment was cut off by the enemy, he continued to visit his posts and encourage his men under intense concentrations of trench-mortar and machine-gun fire, effectively directing the repulse of attacks on his position. On October 4-5-6 this officer, observing friendly airplanes, left his shelter and went out into a cleared space in plain view of the enemy and under intense machine-gun fire signaled the position to the airplanes. During all this critical time when his company, as well as the battalion, was entirely without food for five days, he displayed coolness, good judgment, and efficiency, furnishing an inspiring example to his men. His gallantry in action contributed materially to the holding of the left flank and the successful resistance made by his battalion.
General Orders No. 20, W.D., 1919
Home Town: New York, NY

CULLISON, JESSE M.
Lieutenant Colonel, 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 Jesse M. Cullison, Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Laversines, France, July 18, 1918. Lieutenant Colonel Cullison distinguished himself by doing more than his duty in disposing front-line troops in effective position, fearlessly subjecting himself to danger in order to accomplish his task and thereby inspiring the officers and men of his brigade to valorous and successful attack.
General Orders No. 44, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Hempstead, MD

CULVER, STANLEY
Private, U.S. Army
Company C, 314th Infantry Regiment, 79th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 10, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Stanley Culver, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Moirey, France, November 10, 1918. During an advance Private Culver, though suffering from wounds, carried important messages under heavy shell fire from, battalion to company commander, refusing to have his wounds dressed until his mission was completed. He returned after treatment was given, and remained at his work as runner, not allowing himself to be evacuated.
General Orders No. 46, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Berwick, PA

CUMMINGS, AVERY D.
Colonel, U.S. Army
181st Infantry Brigade, 91st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 29, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Avery D. Cummings, Colonel, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Gesnes, France, September 29, 1918. During the attack on Gesnes Colonel Cummings, then a lieutenant colonel, in addition to performing his regular duties as brigade adjutant, 181st Brigade, went forward with the front line of attack, directing the organization and outposting of the front line after Gesnes and the army objective beyond it had been captured. All of the senior officers of the assaulting regiment having been killed or wounded in the attack on Gesnes, he unhesitatingly organized the scattered elements of the regiment and pushed the attack home to final success.
General Orders No. 139, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Couer D'Alene, ID

CUMMINGS, FRANK J.
Sergeant, 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 Frank J. Cummings, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Marcheville, France, September 26, 1918. Sergeant Cummings repeatedly volunteered for dangerous missions, carrying messages through violent artillery and machine-gun fire. When a small portion of his organization was cut off by the enemy, he went to their aid alone, and with his pistol cleaned out a bombers' nest.
General Orders No. 15, W.D., 1919
Home Town: New Haven, CT

CUMMINS, FRED
Private, U.S. Army
Company F, 132d Infantry Regiment, 33d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 9, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Fred Cummins, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Consenvoye, France, October 9, 1918. Private Cummins, single-handed, captured a German machine-gun, killing one of the crew and routing the others. He then turned the gun on the enemy with great effectiveness, protecting the right flank of his battalion. Later in the day he volunteered and rescued an outpost of three men, which was surrounded by the enemy. He performed these missions with great courage, bravery, and initiative, subjected to severe enemy fire throughout the entire exploit.
General Orders No. 44, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Harrisburg, IL

*CUNNINGHAM, CHARLES E.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company K, 126th Infantry Regiment, 32d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: May 27, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Charles E. Cunningham, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action in the vicinity of Hecken, Alsace, on May 27, 1918. Although seriously wounded during a surprise attack by a German patrol Sergeant Cunningham continued to direct his men and succeeded in driving the enemy off.
General Orders No. 99, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Grand Rapids, MI

CUNNINGHAM, FLOYD L.
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
116th Infantry Regiment, 29th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 8, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Floyd L. Cunningham, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Brabant, France, October 8, 1918. Lieutenant Cunningham displayed rare courage in voluntarily going to the assistance of a wounded comrade, under heavy machine-gun and shell fire.
General Orders No. 46, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Northfield, MN

*CUNNINGHAM, OLIVER B.
Captain, U.S. Army
15th Field Artillery, 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 21, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Oliver B. Cunningham, Captain, U.S. Army, for repeated acts of extraordinary heroism in action near Villemontoire, Chateau-Thierry, and St. Mihiel, France, July 21, 1918, to September 17, 1918. During this period Captain Cunningham, with utter disregard for his personal safety, on numerous occasions exposed himself to the enemy fire while reconnoitering arid performing liaison work. On September 17, while at his post as liaison officer with the most advanced infantry unit, Captain Cunningham was killed by an enemy shell.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Evanston, IL

CUNNINGHAM, WILLIAM A.
Captain, U.S. Army
321st Machine-Gun Battalion, 82d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 12, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to William A. Cunningham, Captain, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Sommerance, France, October 12, 1918. Captain Cunningham, though painfully wounded in the face by shrapnel when his battalion was seriously engaged, continued to lead his men through heavy shell fire, leading them with skill and inspiring them with courage.
General Orders No. 13, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Athens, GA

*CURFMAN, THOMAS D.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company G, 28th Infantry Regiment, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 5, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Thomas D. Curfman, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Exermont, France, October 5, 1918. When the advance of his company was retarded by machine-gun fire Sergeant Curfman took an automatic rifle from a wounded gunner and went forward alone to a position from which he opened fire and destroyed the enemy nest. He was himself mortally wounded.
General Orders 74, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Steubenville, OH

CURLEE, WILLIAM
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company F, 9th Infantry Regiment, 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 3, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to William Curlee, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Medeah Ferme, France, October 3, 1918. Corporal Curlee, together with four other men, charged a machine-gun nest containing three heavy machine guns and captured the three guns and 20 prisoners.
General Orders No. 21, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Polkton, NC

CURNOW, EARL M.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company H, 128th Infantry Regiment, 32d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 2, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Earl M. Curnow, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Juvigny, north of Soissons, France, August 29 to September 2, 1918. Though he had been severely gassed, Corporal Curnow remained with his company while it was in the front line. When it was in support, he aided in carrying wounded across an area covered by machine-gun and artillery fire. Although this work was not required of him, he volunteered for it in spite of the danger and his own physical condition.
General Orders No. No. 139, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Detroit, MI

CURRAN, FRED F.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company B, 363d Infantry Regiment, 91st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 26, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Fred F. Curran, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Very, France, September 26, 1918. Corporal Curran accompanied a lieutenant on an attack against a nest of enemy snipers on. September 26. They succeeded in killing two, wounding one, and taking the remaining two prisoners.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: San Francisco, CA

CURRIE, WALTER
Private, U.S. Army
Company A, 59th Infantry Regiment, 4th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: August 7, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Walter Currie, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Ville-Savoye, France, August 7, 1918. On the Vesle River, when his company was in need of ammunition and after several men had been killed in the attempt to secure it, Private Currie volunteered and went for ammunition across an open field, swept by machine-gun fire. He successfully returned with the ammunition, thereby greatly assisting his company to hold its position. He was severely wounded near Brieulles while making a gallant stand against the enemy with twelve other men, the only survivors of his platoon.
General Orders 98, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Detroit, MI

CURRY, GEORGE F.
Private, U.S. Army
Company F, 38th Infantry Regiment, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 15, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to George F. Curry, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Moulins, France, July 15, 1918. Private Curry voluntarily took up an abandoned automatic rifle and with one man moved to an exposed flank and opened a continuous harassing fire on the advancing enemy. Although exposed to direct fire, Private Curry kept his gun in action until an Infantry platoon could take up a better defensive position.
General Orders No. No. 19, W.D., 1920
Home Town: Capitol Heights, MD

CURTI, MIKE
Private, U.S. Army
Company F, 127th Infantry Regiment, 32d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 4, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Mike Curti, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Gesnes, France, October 4, 1918. Private Curti, a litter bearer, went out alone in front of the lines several times under the severest of fire, and carried back wounded men from an exposed area, from which his company had been forced to withdraw.
General Orders 66, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Reno, NE

CURTIN, DAVID F.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Machine-Gun Company, 101st Infantry Regiment, 26th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 27, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to David F. Curtin, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action in Bois Belleau, north of Verdun, France, October 27, 1918. The attacking Infantry having been temporarily halted by machine-gun fire from the front, Sergeant Curtin, grasping the situation, led a group of men in a flank attack upon the enemy machine-gun position, which resulted in the capture of the position and 30 prisoners. His deed enabled the left of the line to advance to its objective.
General Orders No. No. 39, W.D., 1920
Home Town: Brookline, MA

CURTIS, BERNARD B.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company G, 116th Infantry Regiment, 29th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 8, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Bernard B. Curtis, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action in the Bois- de-Brabant, France, October 8, 1918. Corporal Curtis courageously continued to lead his squad against the enemy, after being painfully wounded in the face by shell fragments, refusing to obtain first aid in order not to delay the advance of his squad.
General Orders No. 126, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Hopewell, VA

CURTIS, CLYDE O.
First Sergeant, 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 Clyde O. Curtis, First Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action south of Soissons, France, July 18, 1918. Leading his platoon against an enemy battery in the face of direct fire, Sergeant Curtis personally killed the gunner and, with the aid of his men, either killed or wounded the entire crew, thus preventing further casualties on his troops.
General Orders No. 44, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Stella, NE

CURTIS, EARL W.
Private, U.S. Army
Company B, 59th Infantry Regiment, 4th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 29, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Earl W. Curtis, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Brieulles-sur-Meuse, France, September 29, 1918. Advancing alone across open territory and exposed to extremely heavy machine-gun fire, Private Curtiss rescued a fellow soldier who was lying wounded beyond the front line. He accomplished his mission, even after being painfully wounded in the head during his return.
General Orders No. 46, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Virden, IL

CURTIS, JOHN E.
Captain, U.S. Army
360th Infantry Regiment, 90th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 1, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to John E. Curtis, Captain, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Andevanne, France, November 1, 1918. After his company had reached its objective and was under a terrific hostile artillery and machine-gun fire which caused the loss of 10 killed and 25 wounded in a short time, Captain Curtis displayed conspicuous bravery by exposing himself to a heavy shelling while going forward and bringing to shelter one of his men who had been wounded and was unable to move.
General Orders No. No. 49, W.D., 1922
Home Town: Meridian, MS

CURTIS, NATHAN M.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company I, 131st Infantry Regiment, 33d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 10, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Nathan M. Curtis, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Consenvoye, France, October 10, 1918. Voluntarily leaving shelter, Corporal Curtis led a patrol of three men across an open field, under heavy shell fire, and captured an enemy machine-gun, killing two and capturing one of the crew.
General Orders 70, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Chicago, IL

CURTIS, ROLLIN B.
First Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company A, 128th Infantry Regiment, 32d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: August 1 & October 9, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Rollin B. Curtis, First Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Cierges, France, August 1, 1918; and near Gesnes, France, October 9, 1918. During the advance near Reddy Farm, Sergeant Curtis, then a platoon commander, was painfully wounded in the leg, but refused to be evacuated until wounded a second time. During the advance, the battalion commander asked for a volunteer to establish liaison with the unit on the right. Sergeant Curtis immediately offered his services for this hazardous mission. On October 9, near Gesnes, when the only officer in his company was killed, Sergeant Curtis took command, leading the company through an intense enemy barrage. Although wounded and knocked down by the explosion of a shell, he continued to lead the company until relieved.
General Orders No. 126, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Baraboo, WI

*CURTIS, WILL C.
Private, 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 Will C. Curtis, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near St. Etienne, France, October 8, 1918. While passing through a heavy enemy barrage Private Curtis was mortally wounded, but continued to advance, encouraging his comrades to follow him. His example of courage and fearlessness gave confidence to his comrades and the advance was successful. He later died of his wounds.
General Orders No. 21, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Krum, TX

CUSHING, FREDERICK R.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Battery C, 7th Field Artillery, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 4, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Frederick R. Cushing, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Exermont, France, October 4, 1918. Sergeant Gushing volunteered and took his place and gun squad forward to the infantry front lines, where he was subjected to violent bombardment. He refused to take shelter until nearly all his horses and three of his men were wounded, and then left shelter no less than five times to rescue wounded comrades, this being done under a heavy barrage.
General Orders No. 31, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Roxbury, MA

*CUSHION, LEON J.
Private, 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 Leon J. Cushion, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Marcheville, France, September 26, 1918. Under terrific machine-gun, artillery and rifle fire, Private Cushion displayed great courage in locating and fighting enemy machine gunners. He was killed while rushing a machine-gun nest.
General Orders No. No. 133, W.D., 1918
Home Town: East Hardwick, VT

CUSTEAU, ODILON
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company C, 103d Infantry Regiment, 26th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 20, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Odilon Custeau, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Belleau Wood, France, July 20, 1918. In the advance of the first wave, east from Belleau Wood, Corporal Custeau cleaned out, single-handed, a dugout of German machine- guns.
General Orders No. No. 125, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Concord, NH

CUTLER, MERRITT D.
Corporal, 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 Merritt D. Cutler, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Ronssoy, France, September 29, 1918. Although suffering from wounds, Corporal Cutler went forth under treacherous enemy fire and dragged two wounded comrades to safety. Later the same day he organized a stretcher party and brought in three wounded comrades under machine-gun fire, which was so severe that it had stopped the advance of neighboring troops.
General Orders No. 32, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Freeport, NY

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