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

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DABNEY, MILAN
Private, U.S. Army
Company B, 348th Machine-Gun Battalion, 91st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 27 - October 1, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Milan Dabney, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Eclisfontaine and Tronsol Farm, France, September 27 to October 1, 1918. Throughout five days of action Private Dabney maintained liaison between company and battalion posts of command, repeatedly passing through the enemy's barrages, and constantly subjected to enemy sniping.
General Orders 87, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Butte, MT

DABNEY, WILLIAM C.
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
26th Infantry Regiment, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 18 - 22, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to William C. Dabney, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Soissons, France, July 18 - 22, 1918. Lieutenant Dabney took his command over the top in four successive attacks near Soissons and by his bravery and effective leadership four times achieved success in reaching his objective.
General Orders No. 126, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Louisville, KY

DACHNOWICZ, PETER
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Company L, 16th Infantry Regiment, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 21 - 22, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Peter Dachnowicz, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Soissons, France, July 21 - 22, 1918. During the attack Private Dachnowicz was buried in debris by an exploding shell, rendered unconscious, and his automatic rifle destroyed. After regaining consciousness and receiving first aid, he refused to be evacuated. Securing another automatic rifle from a dead soldier, despite his injuries, he rejoined his platoon and continued with the advance. Later in the action by the effective use of his automatic rifle, he aided materially in repelling a counterattack.
General Orders No. 8, W.D., 1935
Home Town: Jersey City, NJ

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

DAKIN, HURSEY A.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company F, 1st Gas Regiment, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 26, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Hursey A. Dakin, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action in the Bois-de-Jure, near Gercourt, France, September 26, 1918. Corporal Dakin volunteered with another soldier to attack a machine-gun nest which was holding up the advance. They advanced against very heavy machine-gun fire and captured the position, killing 2 Germans and routing the remainder of the gun crew.
General Orders No. 27, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Freewater, OR

DALE, JOHN R.
Private, U.S. Army
Company F, 167th Infantry Regiment, 42d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: May 3 - 4, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to John R. Dale, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action while a member of a patrol in "No Man's Land" in the vicinity of Ancerviller, France, on the night of May 3 - 4, 1918. Private Dale displayed exceptional bravery and coolness when under heavy enemy fire he, together with two of his comrades, went out and brought their wounded leader back to a place of safety. He and his companions then went out again in the face of a severe enemy fire and attempted to rescue another member of the patrol.
General Orders No. 6, W.D., 1931
Home Town: Gadsden, AL

DALEY, PHILIP A.
Private, U.S. Army
Company A, 1st Engineers, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 9, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Philip A. Daley, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action northwest of Verdun, France, October 9, 1918. On two occasions, when intense machine-gun fire threatened his platoon, Private Daley voluntarily accompanied another soldier and attacked the enemy positions in the face of heavy fire, silencing the guns by effective rifle fire.
General Orders No. 32, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Hollister, CA

DALLAS, FRED W.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Headquarters Company, 360th Infantry Regiment, 90th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 2, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Fred W. Dallas, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near the Bois-de-Argonne, France, November 2, 1918. Although his arm was shattered by a machine-gun bullet, Corporal Dallas refused to go to the rear, but continued to advance under extremely heavy machine-gun fire until he received two more wounds, one piercing his leg and making it impossible for him to advance further. While crawling to the rear he encountered another wounded man, and assisted him to the dressing station.
General Orders No. 46, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Beaumont, TX

*DALRYMPLE, THERON E.
Sergeant First Class, U.S. Army
Company A, 1st Engineers, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: May 9, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Theron E. Dalrymple, Sergeant First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Bois-de-Villers, France, on May 9, 1918. Sergeant First Class Dalrymple displayed heroic devotion to duty by rendering first-aid assistance to the wounded, by handling his platoon under shell fire with coolness and courage, and by attempting to protect a comrade while he himself was mortally wounded.
General Orders No. No. 100, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Rochester, NY

DALRYMPLE, WILLIAM
Private, 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 William Dalrymple, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Soissons, France, July 19, 1918. Private Dalrymple crawled to an enemy sniper's post and killed or wounded all its occupants.
General Orders No. No. 132, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Albertville, AL

DALTON, GILBERT R.
Bugler, U.S. Army
Company M, 132d Infantry Regiment, 33d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 9, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Gilbert R. Dalton, Bugler, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Bois-de- Malaumont, France, October 9, 1918. Bugler Dalton and an officer were making a reconnaissance of Bois-de-Malaumont. Upon entering the woods they were suddenly fired upon by machine guns. Together they rushed the machine-gun. The officer was wounded and unable to take cover. Bugler Dalton ran across an open space, exposing himself to short range of machine-gun fire, and carried the officer to a position of safety.
General Orders No. 59, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Eldorado, IL

DALY, PAUL
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
18th Infantry Regiment, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 19 - 22, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Paul Daly, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Soissons, France, July 19 - 22, 1918. Although wounded, Lieutenant Daly took command of the first battalion of his regiment after the previous battalion commanders had been wounded, displaying the highest courage in advancing and holding the objective of his battalion. Three days later he was again wounded, but remained with his command until he was ordered to the rear by his regimental commander.
General Orders No. 46, W.D., 1919
Home Town: New York, NY

DANIEL, CHARLES E.
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Company B, 116th Infantry Regiment, 29th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 27, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Charles E. Daniel, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action in the Bois-d'Etrayes, France, October 27, 1918. Private Daniels crawled from his own trenches to within range of an enemy machine-gun nest which had been harassing his company all day, and bombed out the gunners with hand grenades, thereby enabling his company to occupy more advantageous position.
General Orders No. 15, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Richmond, VA

DANIEL, HENRY
Private, U.S. Army
Battery A, 10th Field Artillery, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 16, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Henry Daniel, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near St. Eugene, France, July 9, 1918. Private Daniel repeatedly volunteered and carried important messages four kilometers through heavy shell fire near the enemy's lines. On one trip he found a wounded soldier and carried him through an enemy barrage to the dressing station.
General Orders No. 44, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Crete, NE

DANIEL, JOSIAH
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company E, 16th Infantry Regiment, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 18, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Josiah Daniel, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action south of Soissons, France, July IS, 1918. Sergeant Daniel voluntarily and alone advanced against a machine- gun and captured the gun and its crew.
General Orders No. 15, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Watkinsville, GA

DANIELL, WILLIAM H.
Private, U.S. Army
Company G, 119th Infantry Regiment, 30th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 18, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to William H. Daniell, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Ribeauville, France, October 18, 1918. When enemy sniper and machine-gun fire had held up his line and caused many casualties in his ranks, Private Daniell went forward a distance of about 150 yards and, with the aid of his machine-gun, put an enemy nest out of action and killed one of the snipers.
General Orders No. 50, W.D., 1919
Home Town: White Hall, IN

DANIELS, FRANCIS L.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company H, 353d Infantry Regiment, 89th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 2, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Francis L. Daniels, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Tailly, France, November 2, 1918. When his company had been held up by a machine- gun, and a comrade killed at his side, Corporal Daniels voluntarily advanced alone over an open space for 200 yards in the face of the machine-gun fire into a clump of bushes, from which he succeeded in killing the enemy gunner and capturing the gun.
General Orders No. 46, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Smith Center, KS

DANLEY, RAYMOND
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Company B, 8th Machine-Gun Battalion, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 14 - 15, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Raymond Danley, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Courbin, France, on the night of July 14 - 15, 1918. When other means of liaison were impossible Private Danley volunteered to act as a runner. He repeatedly carried messages through intense artillery fire from the company P.C. to a front-line platoon.
General Orders No. No. 10, W.D., 1920
Home Town: Harrisburg, PA

DANTUONO, FERDINAND A.
Private, 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 Ferdinand A. Dantuono, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Chateau-Thierry, France, July 1 - 15, 1918. Private Dantuono exposed himself to intense artillery fire to carry numerous messages. Liaison was maintained at critical times through the individual efforts of this soldier.
General Orders No. No. 10, W.D., 1920
Home Town: Brooklyn, NY

*DANYSCH, STEVE G.
Sergeant, 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 Steve G. Danysch, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action south of Soissons, France, July 19, 1918. Having received a severe wound in the head, Sergeant Danysch refused to be evacuated and continued to lead his platoon with great bravery until he fell unconscious. He died from his wounds several days later.
General Orders No. No. 132, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Westoff, TX

DANZIG, SAMUEL V. H. (AKA: SAMUEL HYATT VALLANCE)
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
8th Machine-Gun Battalion, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 14 - 15, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Samuel V. H. Danzig, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Fossoy, France, July 14 - 15, 1918, and near Le Channel, France, July 26, 1918. Lieutenant Danzig repeatedly crossed open spaces swept by shell fire during a violent barrage to inspect the gun positions, under artillery fire, encouraging his men and looking after their safety. Later in the day he took charge of the guns of an officer who had been wounded and placed them in new positions. On July 26 he advanced through a heavy barrage on a reconnaissance and placed four guns in support of a battalion of infantry. After the infantry had withdrawn he held this position. under enemy fire from the rear and flanks, until ordered to withdraw the following night.
General Orders 98, W.D., 1919
Home Town: New York, NY

DARCY, JAMES J.
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Company B, 165th Infantry Regiment, 42d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: June 12, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to James J. Darcy, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Baccarat, France, June 12, 1918. Exposing himself to intense enemy fire and with complete disregard for his own safety, Private Darcy made his way under observation of the enemy to within a short distance of their lines, rescued a wounded soldier, whom he carried a distance of 300 yards to a position of comparative safety, in broad daylight and at all times under observation of the enemy. The superb courage and soldierly devotion to duty thus displayed greatly inspired the men of the regiment.
General Orders No. No. 15, W.D., 1923
Home Town: Brooklyn, NY

DARKOSKI, WACLAW
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company K, 26th Infantry Regiment, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 9, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Waclaw Darkoski, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action in the Argonne Forest, France, October 9, 1918. During the fighting in the Argonne, October 4 - 13, Sergeant Darkoski displayed extraordinary heroism and ability in leading his platoon against strong points under the most severe shell and machine-gun fire. On October 9, in a hand-to-hand fight, he alone captured two enemy guns.
General Orders No. 44, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Jersey City, NJ

DARLING, HOMER C.
Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army
132d Infantry Regiment, 33d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 10 - 12, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Homer C. Darling, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Bois-du-Fays, France, October 10 - 12, 1918. Exposed to heavy machine- gun fire from the front and right flank, Second Lieutenant Darling led his platoon forward through heavy brush, although suffering heavy casualties. During the advance he and one other member of his platoon attacked a machine-gun nest and captured three machine guns and five prisoners. In hand-to-hand fighting he personally killed five Germans and wounded others.
General Orders No. 59, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Mendon, MA

DASCH, CARL W.
Private, U.S. Army
Headquarters Company, 167th Infantry Regiment, 42d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 26 - August 1, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Carl W. Dasch, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action during the entire period, July 26 to August 1, 1918, in action northeast of Chateau- Thierry, France. Private Dasch carried messages between the firing line and battalion headquarters through heavy enemy shell fire. On returning from the firing line he would pick up a severely wounded man each time and carry him through the barrage to a first- aid station. He finally became so exhausted he could not continue his work, yet he had to be ordered to report to the aid section for treatment. During the whole series of engagements he did not sleep and taxed his physical endurance to the utmost at all times, setting to his comrades an example of utter disregard of danger and exceptional devotion to duty.
General Orders No. No. 102, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Weiser, ID

DAUGHTY, JOHN E.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company F, 130th Infantry Regiment, 42d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 6, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to John E. Daughty, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action in the Evergreen Woods, France, November 6, 1918. While on a daylight patrol, Sergeant Daughty displayed exceptional bravery, when with one other man he fought a large force of the enemy, killing a German officer and two machine gunners who were attempting to put their guns in action. Surrounded by the enemy, he captured a German corporal and fought his way out with his pistol, not having time to load his rifle. He marched his prisoners to the rear at the point of his bayonet, thereby running the risk of being captured himself, in order to carry out orders to take at least one prisoner.
General Orders No. 46, W.D., 1919
Home Town: National City, IL

*DAUSCH, WILLIAM
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company I, 107th Infantry Regiment, 27th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 29, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to William Dausch, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Ronssoy, France, September 29, 1918. During operations against the Hindenburg line, Sergeant Dausch rendered valuable assistance and demonstrated rare courage in attacking and destroying two enemy machine-gun nests by the accurate fire of his rifle. Even, after being mortally wounded in the head, he continued in the combat until he collapsed.
General Orders No. 32, W.D., 1919
Home Town: New York, NY

*DAVIDSON, ALEX
Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army
7th Infantry Regiment, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 16, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Alex Davidson, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Madeleine Farm, France, October 16, 1918. While leading his platoon in an attack Lieutenant Davidson was struck down by enemy fire. He got up and started forward, urging his men on, until he was hit a second time. He refused medical attention, and, although mortally wounded, he motioned to his men to continue the attack.
General Orders No. No. 53, W.D., 1920
Home Town: Boat, KY

*DAVIDSON, JOSEPH M.
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
318th Infantry Regiment, 80th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 4, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Joseph M. Davidson, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near La Polka Farm, France, November 4, 1918. First Lieutenant Davidson's line was stopped 300 yards from the La Polka Farm by a terrific concentration of machine-gun fire directed from the high ground and woods on the farm. By his coolness and courage he quickly collected together a platoon, and leading them across open ground swept by machine-gun fire, he attacked the machine guns. Just before reaching the enemy, Lieutenant Davidson was killed, but his men, inspired by his coolness and devotion, fought on and captured the machine-gun nests.
General Orders No. No. 3, W.D., 1922
Home Town: St. Joseph, LA

DAVIDSON, LILBURN C.
Captain, U.S. Army
359th Infantry Regiment, 90th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 15, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Lilburn C. Davidson, Captain, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Villers-sur- Preney, France, September 15, 1918. When his own lines were being heavily shelled at night, Captain Davidson lead a patrol of 36 men to gain contact with the enemy, and after being challenged by German outposts, led his men in a charge, under heavy fire, killing forty of the enemy, and capturing 36 prisoners, 4 trench mortars, and 4 machine-guns. He established and held an important position until leap-frogged by the remainder of his company in an attack several hours later.
General Orders 87, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Jackson, KY

DAVIDSON, WILLIAM LEE
Captain, U.S. Army
Dental Corps, 115th Infantry (Attached), 29th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 12, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to William Lee Davidson, Captain, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action north of Verdun, France, October 12, 1918. Captain Davidson, while attending wounded under heavy fire, was himself wounded by several pieces of shell fragments. Regardless of his own wounds, he continued in his care of the wounded, refusing to be treated until his regiment was relieved from the line, when several pieces of shell were removed from his head and shoulders.
General Orders No. No. 24, W.D., 1920
Home Town: Chester, SC

DAVIS, ABEL
Colonel, U.S. Army
132d Infantry Regiment, 33d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 9, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Abel Davis, Colonel, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Consenvoye, France, October 9, 1918. Upon reaching its objective, after a difficult advance, involving two changes of directions, Colonel Davis's regiment was subjected to a determined enemy counterattack. Disregarding the heavy shell and machine-gun fire, Colonel Davis personally assumed command and by his fearless leadership and courage the enemy was driven back.
General Orders No. 44, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Chicago, IL

DAVIS, BEN G.
Private, U.S. Army
Company C, 115th Machine-Gun Battalion, 30th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: August 23, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Ben G. Davis, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Ypres, Belgium, August 23, 1918. When several members of his platoon were severely wounded by shell fire, Private Davis, though himself wounded, went through the bombardment to a dugout and procured assistance for his comrades, guiding a rescuing party to their assistance.
General Orders No. 35, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Wilmington, NC

DAVIS, CHESTER A.
Major, U.S. Army
3d Machine Gun Battalion, 3d Machine-Gun Battalion, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 12 - 13, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Chester A. Davis, Major, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Hattonville, France, in the St. Mihiel salient, September 12 - 13, 1918. Sent by his brigade commander to verify the positions of the first lines of the assaulting battalions, Major Davis continued forward to ascertain the approximate location of the enemy lines. Accompanied by only two others, he overtook a hostile formation of about 60 men, wagons, animals, and machine-guns, which formed a rear guard to facilitate the retreat of the enemy convoys, and by the exercise of rare gallantry and judgment, captured this entire enemy force, despite its overwhelming superiority in numbers and strength.
General Orders No. No. 128, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Salem, MA

DAVIS, CHESTER V.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company E, 6th Infantry Regiment, 5th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 4, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Chester V. Davis, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Brieulles, France, November 4, 1918. Corporal Davis volunteered to carry a message to the battalion commander, notifying him that our barrage was falling short. Crossing a valley swept by shell and machine-gun fire, he swam the icy Meuse River and succeeded in delivering his message in time to avoid further casualties.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Tennyson, IN

DAVIS, CLARENCE A.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company D, 168th Infantry Regiment, 42d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 14, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Clarence A. Davis, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Cote-de-Chatillon, France, October 4, 1918. During the attack Corporal Davis made his way forward through intense artillery and machine-gun fire to rescue a wounded comrade. When he had reached a point about 25 yards in front of the enemy trenches he found that the man was dead, and he, himself, so seriously wounded that he was compelled to return.
General Orders No. 23, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Clarence, IA

DAVIS, DUNK
First Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company G, 119th Infantry Regiment, 30th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 29, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Dunk Davis, First Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Bellicourt, France, September 29, 1918. Sergeant Davis voluntarily went forward to attack enemy machine guns, which were carefully concealed and raising havoc with his section of the line. He succeeded in putting both posts out of action and killing all the occupants.
General Orders No. 50, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Raeford, NC

DAVIS, DWIGHT F.
Major (Infantry), U.S. Army
General Staff Corps, Assistant Chief of Staff, 69th Infantry Regiment, 35th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 29 - 30, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Dwight F. Davis, Major (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action between Baulny and Chaudron Farm, France, September 29 - 30, 1918. After exposure to severe shelling and machine-gun fire for three days, during which time he displayed rare courage and devotion to duty, Major Davis, then adjutant, 69th Infantry Brigade, voluntarily and in the face of intense enemy machine-gun and artillery fire proceeded to various points in his brigade sector, assisted in reorganizing positions, and in replacing units of the brigade, this self-imposed duty necessitating continued exposure to concentrated enemy fire. September 38, 1918, learning that a strong counterattack had been launched by the enemy against Baulny ridge and was progressing successfully, he voluntarily organized such special duty men as could be found and with them rushed forward to reinforce the line under attack, exposing himself with such coolness and great courage that his conduct inspired the troops in this crisis and enabled them to hold on in the face of vastly superior numbers.
General Orders No. 9, W.D., 1923
Home Town: St. Louis, MO

DAVIS, EDGAR C.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company H, 61st Infantry Regiment, 5th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 5, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Edgar C. Davis, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Dun- sur-Meuse, France, November 5, 1918. Sergeant Davis. voluntarily advanced alone against an enemy machine-gun which was holding up his platoon, capturing four prisoners had failed in an attempt to cross the Marne, Sergeant Davis, with three companions, crossed the river in daylight and, in full view of the enemy, remained in enemy territory throughout the day.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Lewisburg, TN

DAVIS, FRED C.
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
Company H, 108th Infantry Regiment, 27th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 29 - 30, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Fred C. Davis, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Ronssoy, France, September 29 - 30, 1918. Lieutenant Davis successfully held a trench several hundred yards in advance of the Hindenburg line, under heavy shell and machine-gun fire, with a detachment which he had organized with men from different organizations. The following morning he led his detachment still farther, cleaning up about 500 yards of enemy trenches.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Madrid, IA

*DAVIS, GUY K.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company F, 359th Infantry Regiment, 90th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 2, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Guy K. Davis, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Villers- devant-Dun, France, November 2, 1918. After his platoon sergeant had become a casualty he assumed command and led his men with marked personal bravery and skill, advancing under fire until he was mortally wounded. His example inspired his men with his own fighting spirit.
General Orders 87, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Utica, IL

*DAVIS, HARRY J.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company D, 60th Infantry Regiment, 5th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 14, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Harry J. Davis, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Cunel, France, October 14, 1918. While the advance of his platoon was being held up by deadly enfilading fire of the enemy, Corporal Davis voluntarily rushed over open ground, through direct machine-gun fire, for a distance of over 100 meters, and, with the aid of his bayonet attacked the nest. He killed both of the gunners, thereby silencing the fire but during the combat he himself was severely wounded. It was due to his prompt and fearless action that further advance of his platoon was made possible.
General Orders No. 44, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Camden, NJ

*DAVIS, HENRY
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Company H, 6th Infantry Regiment, 5th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 14, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Henry Davis, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Romagne-sous-Montfaucon, France, October 14, 1918. Although wounded, Private Davis courageously led several attacks against machine-gun emplacements. While reconnoitering from an exposed position in front of the lines he was wounded a second time by a sniper, but refused to go to the rear until ordered to do so.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Pomeroyton, KY

DAVIS, HERMAN
Private, U.S. Army
Company I, 113th Infantry Regiment, 29th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 10, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Herman Davis, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Molleville Farm, France, October 10, 1918. On duty as a company runner, Private Davis was accompanying the left assault platoon of his company during the advance through the woods, when it was fired on by an enemy machine gun. As soon as the gun opened fire the members of the platoon scattered and attempted to flank the gun, but Private Davis pushed on ahead, being the first to reach the nest, attacked it single handed, and killed the four enemy gunners. His gallant act enabled his platoon to continue the advance.
General Orders No. 46, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Big Lake, AR

DAVIS, HILDRED D.
Bugler, U.S. Army
Company C, 124th Machine-Gun Battalion, 33d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 11, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Hildred D. Davis, Bugler, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Butgneville, France, November 11, 1918. When his platoon and the infantry company to which it was attached were held up by hostile obstructions and machine-gun fire, Bugler Davis volunteered and carried a message to the left flank of the company. A few minutes afterwards he again distinguished himself by leaving the cover of a trench, going forward under heavy machine-gun fire, and helping rescue a wounded officer.
General Orders No. 46, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Springfield, IL

DAVIS, HOWARD HUBBER
First Lieutenant (Medical Corps), U.S. Army
12th Sherwood Foresters, British Army (Attached), A.E.F.
Date of Action: January 8, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Howard Hubber Davis, First Lieutenant (Medical Corps), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action in Templeux Quarries, France, January 8, 1918. Lieutenant Davis entered a dugout which had been caved in by enemy shell fire and ministered to the wounded. Although the dugout was under heavy shellfire, he performed an operation for amputation of a leg and thereby saved a soldier's life.
General Orders No. No. 138, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Cleveland, OH

*DAVIS, JOSEPH CARLTON
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
103d Field Artillery, 26th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: April 26, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Joseph Carlton Davis, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Beaumont, France, April 26, 1918. Lieutenant Davis kept his battery in action during a heavy destructive enemy bombardment which lasted for several hours. Although almost half of his detachment were killed or wounded and three of his guns put out of action, he personally directed the fire of his remaining gun. Later, while assisting a wounded officer to safety through a shell-swept area, a shell exploded near them, killing the wounded officer and knocking Lieutenant Davis to the ground. His work throughout the engagement was an inspiration to his men.
General Orders No. No. 21, W.D., 1925
Home Town: Providence, RI

DAVIS, LEROY
Private, U.S. Army
Company L, 370th Infantry Regiment, 93d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 18, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Leroy Davis, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Mont-de-Sanges, France, September 18, 1918. Private Davis went out, under heavy fire, to the aid of a runner who had been wounded, applied first aid, took the messages of the wounded man, and delivered them to their destination.
General Orders No. 46, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Champaign, IL

DAVIS, LUTHER F.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company K, 117th Infantry Regiment, 30th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 9, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Luther F. Davis, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Busigny, France, October 9, 1918. While commanding a platoon Sergeant Davis repeatedly volunteered and went forward to draw fire from enemy machine gun, thereby locating the positions of the machine-gun posts and facilitating their destruction.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Chattanooga, TN

*DAVIS, MURRAY
Major, U.S. Army
140th Infantry Regiment, 35th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 26 - 29, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Murray Davis, Major, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Exermont, France, September 26 - 29, 1918. Major Davis led his battalion brilliantly, and, when wounded, refused to go to the rear, but having his wound dressed on the spot continued in command of his battalion. Later he was killed while leading his command in an advance.
General Orders No. 59, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Kansas City, MO

DAVIS, NEWELL B.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company I, 28th Infantry Regiment, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: May 28, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Newell B. Davis, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Cantigny, France, May 28, 1918. Corporal Davis voluntarily left shelter and exposed himself to violent machine-gun fire in order to bring to shelter a wounded comrade. While performing this meritorious deed he was himself seriously wounded.
General Orders No. 99, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Hornell, NY

DAVIS, NEWMAN
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company D, 11th Infantry Regiment, 5th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 7 - 8, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Newman Davis, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Brandeville, France, November 7 - 8, 1918. After all the officers of his command had become casualties, Corporal Davis took command, displaying exceptional gallantry in leading his men.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Jacksonville, LA

DAVIS, THOMAS H.
Private First class, U.S. Army
Sanitary Detachment, 368th Infantry Regiment, 92d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 30, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Thomas H. Davis, Private First class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Binarville, France, September 30, 1918. Private Davis, with an officer and another soldier, voluntarily left shelter and crossed an open space 50 yards wide swept by shell and machine-gun fire to rescue a wounded soldier, whom they carried to a place of safety.
General Orders No. 20, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Hampton, VA

DAVIS, WALTER E.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Headquarters Company, 4th Infantry Regiment, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 13, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Walter E. Davis, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Les Evaux, France, July 13, 1918. After several night patrols had failed in the attempt to cross the Marne, Sergeant Davis, with three companions, crossed the river in daylight, and, in full view of the enemy, remained in enemy territory throughout the day.
General Orders No. 32, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Lyndora, PA

*DAVIS, WILLIAM D.
Colonel, U.S. Army
361st Infantry Regiment, 91st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 26 - October 2, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to William D. Davis, Colonel, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Gesnes, France, September 26 - October 2, 1918. Colonel Davis displayed distinguished gallantry in leading and directing his front line in the four days' advance on Gesnes and in the four following days, holding the front line under heavy shellfire. During this period his regiment was suffering heavy casualties, but he remained constantly with the front line, encouraging his men by his presence to hold out under this most dangerous and trying condition of warfare. Twice wounded, he remained in command of his regiment throughout the entire action until it was finally relieved on October 12.
General Orders No. No. 139, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Neosho, MO

DAVIS, WILLIAM R.
Private, U.S. Army
Company E, 104th Infantry Regiment, 26th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: April 12, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to William R. Davis, Private, U.S. Army, for exceptional courage and devotion to duty in action at Bois Brule, near Apremont, France, April 12, 1918, remaining at his post and continuing to fire his rifle and grenades at the enemy after he was severely wounded in action.
General Orders No. 99, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Brockton, MA

DAVIS, WILTSHIRE C.
First Sergeant., U.S. Army
Company G, 116th Infantry Regiment, 29th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 11, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Wiltshire C. Davis, First Sergeant., U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Haumont, France, October 11, 1918. After the loss of all his officers and his company was becoming disorganized, Sergeant Davis took command and reassembled the company, bringing it to the objective at the most opportune moment. He commanded for a period of eleven days thereafter and successfully continued the operations by his leadership and exceptional courage under fire.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Farmville, VA

DAWSON, HAROLD A.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Sanitary Detachment, 126th Infantry Regiment, 32d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: August 31, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Harold A. Dawson, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Juvigny, France, August 31, 1918. Sergeant Dawson volunteered to go out into a field swept by artillery and machine-gun fire to administer first aid to wounded soldiers, constantly exposing himself to fire. His work saved the lives of many soldiers. After dark, when it was possible to remove the wounded from the field, he worked tirelessly during their evacuation to the first-aid station.
General Orders 71, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Kalamazoo, MI

DAY, CLINTON
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Company C, 58th Infantry Regiment, 4th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: August 7, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Clinton Day, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near St. Thibaut, France, August 7, 1918. Private Day repeatedly volunteered and carried messages from his company in the front line across an open field swept by enemy machine-gun and sniper fire, to the battalion post command. He also voluntarily made trips across this dangerous area for the purpose of filling canteens for wounded soldiers and securing stretchers.
General Orders 66, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Fillmore, UT

DAY, LOUIS T.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Headquarters Company, 103d Infantry Regiment, 26th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: May 20, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Louis T. Day, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Apremont, France, May 20, 1918. Displaying remarkable coolness and courage, Sergeant Day volunteered and with one other man, at about midnight and under a heavy enemy artillery and machine-gun fire crawled through and over several wire entanglements to a point well within the hostile machine-gun outpost line, where they cut several meters from the armored cable which supplied electric current to the enemy's wire entanglements which were an impediment and danger to our reconnoitering patrols.
General Orders No. No. 49, W.D., 1922
Home Town: Somerville, MA

DAYTON, ALLAN S.
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
107th Field Artillery, 107th Field Artillery, 28th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 6, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Allan S. Dayton, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Fismes, France, September 6, 1918. Lieutenant Dayton led a patrol out of the infantry lines in order to adjust the artillery fire on machine-guns which were holding up the advance. It was found necessary to advance about half a mile beyond the front lines across open ground swept by machine-gun fire, but, undaunted, this officer continued on for half an hour until he established telephone communications with his regiment. Having finished his work, Lieutenant Dayton helped to carry a wounded officer back through an enemy barrage safely to our lines.
General Orders No. 1, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Pittsburgh, PA

DE BERARDINAS, PIETRO
Private, U.S. Army
Company H, 115th Infantry Regiment, 29th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 17, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Pietro De Berardinas, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Verdun, France, October 17, 1918. In the Bois-de-Consenvoye, east of the Meuse, Private De Berardinas, acting in the capacity of a runner, carried three successive messages through continuous and heavy barrages of both our own and the enemy's artillery, traversing a path where two men had previously been killed by the same barrage.
General Orders No. 15, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Highlandtown, MD

DE CARL, THEODORE J.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company E, 60th Infantry Regiment, 5th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 12, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Theodore J. De Carl, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Cunel, France, October 12, 1918. In order to deliver a message from the regimental headquarters to the attacking battalion with all the speed possible, Corporal DeCarl crossed an open area under continuous machine-gun fire. Although painfully wounded while traversing this open stretch of 500 meters, he successfully delivered the message.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Philadelphia, PA

DE COTA, JOSEPH
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company B, 101st Infantry Regiment, 26th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 23, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Joseph De Cota, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Verdun, France, October 23, 1918. During the advance of his battalion at Molleville Farm, Sergeant De 'Cota was rendered unconscious and wounded by the explosion of a shell. Recovering his senses, he quickly rejoined his platoon and led it during the attack. Although suffering from a painful wound in the arm, he remained on duty until ordered to the rear by his company commander late the next day.
General Orders No. 21, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Charlestown, MA

DE LACOUR, REGINALD B.
First Lieutenant, 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 Reginald B. De Lacour, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action north of Chalons-sur-Marne, France, July 15, 1918. After having been knocked down and severely wounded in the leg by an exploding shell at about 7 o'clock a.m., and although suffering great pain and much weakened by loss of blood, Lieutenant De Lacour refused to leave his platoon, but remained on duty therewith under heavy enemy fire until about 11 o'clock a.m., when relieved by another officer. His fortitude and disregard of personal danger were a source of inspiration to the men of his platoon.
General Orders No. No. 30, W.D., 1921
Home Town: Stratford, CT

DE LACY, AUBREY B.
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
166th Infantry Regiment, 42d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 27, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Aubrey B. De Lacy, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Haumont, France, September 27, 1918. Leading a patrol into the town to ascertain whether or not it was still occupied by the enemy, Lieutenant De Lacy came under heavy machine-gun fire. Against greatly superior numbers he continued forward and, entering the town, took two prisoners, from whom he gained valuable information.
General Orders No. 23, W.D., 1919
Home Town: New York, NY

*DE LAITE, DONALD K.
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Battery D, 76th Field Artillery, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 15, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Donald K. De Laite, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Romagne, France, October 15, 1918. As a member of a gun crew Private De Laite kept his gun in action during heavy enemy bombardment. When 3 shells exploded among the gun crew, killing or wounding all of them, Private De Laite, although fatally wounded, disregarded his own wounds and went to obtain aid for his wounded comrades.
General Orders No. No. 27, W.D., 1920
Home Town: Portage, ME

DE LOISELLE, HAROLD C.
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
106th Infantry Regiment, 27th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 27, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Harold C. De Loiselle, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Ronssoy, France, September 27, 1918. Lieutenant De Loiselle twice voluntarily went forward under heavy shell and machine-gun fire to reconnoiter the enemy positions. While leading the second of these patrols the officer who accompanied him was killed. Notwithstanding, with but one other man, he continued in his reconnaissance until almost surrounded by the enemy. He succeeded in outmaneuvering the enemy and returned with valuable information.
General Orders No. No. 39, W.D., 1920
Home Town: Brooklyn, NY

DE MAY, JOSEPH
Private, U.S. Army
Company L, 23d Infantry Regiment, 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 1, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Joseph De May, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Vaux, France July 1, 1918. Private De May gamely continued to fire his automatic rifle after falling wounded in both legs.
General Orders No. 99, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Lawrence, MA

*DE RHAM, CHARLES, JR.
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
305th Infantry Regiment, 77th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 3 and 27, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Charles De Rham, Jr., First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Bazoches, France, September 3, 1918, and in the Meuse-Argonne offensive, September 27, 1918. On September 3 Lieutenant De Rham led the first patrol of his brigade across the Vesle River, exposed to heavy enemy machine-gun fire. On September 27 he led five attacks against enemy machine-gun positions. He was killed while making the fifth attack.
General Orders No. No. 24, W.D., 1920
Home Town: Cold Spring, NY

DE ROGATIS, ALBERT.
Private, U.S. Army
Company M, 309th Infantry Regiment, 78th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 16, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Albert. De Rogatis, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near St. Juvin, France, October 16, 1918. When his company was held up by heavy machine-gun fire, Private De Rogatis voluntarily worked his way behind an enemy machine-gun position, killed a German soldier, and captured seven others, together with two machine- guns.
General Orders 81, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Asbury Park, NJ

DE ROSSELLI, PETER L.
Private, U.S. Army
Company F, 361st Infantry Regiment, 91st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 4, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Peter L. De Rosselli, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Gesnes, France, October 4, 1918. Accompanying a patrol on a reconnaissance, Private Roseli penetrated enemy positions, the exploit being accomplished under heavy fire. Although wounded, he returned with valuable information regarding the positions of enemy machine-gun nests and sniper posts.
General Orders No. 108, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Hollywood, CA

*DE RUM, HOWARD P.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company C, 102d Field Signal Battalion, 27th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 29, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Howard P. De Rum, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Ronssoy, France, September 29, 1918. Corporal De Rum accompanied the first attacking wave, stringing telephone lines under terrific enemy fire, even after being advised by the signal officer to seek shelter, courageously maintained communication until he was killed.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Buffalo, NY

DE SMIDT, JOHN
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company G, 132d Infantry Regiment, 33d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 4, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to John De Smidt, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Hamel, Belgium, July 4, 1918, With the assistance of an Australian soldier, Corporal De Smidt crept up on the position of an enemy machine-gun, captured the gun and forced its crew to carry it back to our lines.
General Orders 81, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Chicago, IL

*DE VALLES, JOHN B.
Chaplain, U.S. Army
104th Infantry Regiment, 26th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: April 10 - 13, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to John B. De Valles, Chaplain, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Apremont, Toul sector, France, April 10 to 13, 1918. Chaplain De Valles repeatedly exposed himself to heavy artillery and machine-gun fire in order to assist in the removal of the wounded from exposed points in advance of the lines. He worked for long periods of time with stretcher bearers in carrying wounded men to safety. Chaplain De Valles previously rendered gallant service in the Chemin des Dames sector, March 11, 1918, by remaining with a group of wounded during a heavy enemy bombardment.
General Orders No. No. 35, W.D., 1920
Home Town: New Bedford, MA

DE VOS, PETER A.
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Company C, 60th Infantry Regiment, 5th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 14, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Peter A. De Vos, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Cunel, France, October 14, 1918. Accompanied by one other soldier, Private DeVos flanked two machine-gun nests, killed seven of the enemy, and captured four machine-guns, thereby making it possible for two companies of his battalion to enter the woods and continue the advance.
General Orders No. 44, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Chicago, IL

DEAKINS, JESSE S.
Mechanic, 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 Jesse S. Deakins, Mechanic, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action south of Soissons, France, July 18, 1918. Mechanic Deakins 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. 72, W.D., 1920
Home Town: St. Joseph, MO

DEAN, JOHN J.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company H, 110th Infantry Regiment, 28th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 27, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to John J. Dean, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Montblainville, France, September 27, 1918. Although wounded in the lung by a machine-gun bullet, Sergeant Dean refused to be evacuated. Upon his platoon reaching its objective, he consolidated the new position and repulsed a strong counterattack with heavy losses to the enemy. He then reported to his battalion commander, refusing a litter, saying that all effectives were needed in the line, and walked to the dressing station.
General Orders 64, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Philadelphia, PA

DEAN, THOMAS G., JR.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company D, 197th Infantry Regiment, 27th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 29, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Thomas G. Dean, Jr., Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Ronssoy, France, September 29, 1918. During the operations against the Hindenburg line Corporal Dean, 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 men.
General Orders No. 20, W.D., 1919
Home Town: New York, NY

*DEARING, VINTON ADAMS
Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army
28th Infantry Regiment, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: May 28, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Vinton Adams Dearing, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Cantigny, France, May 28, 1918. Detailed in command of a carrying party, Second Lieutenant Dearing bravely proceeded under fire to execute his mission, and by his example of bravery heartened his men, who were under fire for the first time. On May 29, 1918, he took his party through heavy shelling to carry ammunition to the front lines without being ordered to do so.
General Orders No. 99, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Cambridge, MA

*DEASEY, HERBERT A.
Private, U.S. Army
Company F, 131st Infantry Regiment, 33d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: August 9, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Herbert A. Deasey, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Chipilly Ridge, France, August 9, 1918. Acting on his own initiative Private Deasey advanced alone against a machine-gun nest that had been causing heavy casualties among his comrades. He crawled to within a short distance of the enemy position before he was detected. He then rushed the post and bayoneted the three gunners, being himself killed in the encounter.
General Orders 71, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Chicago, IL

DECAIRE, GEORGE
Bugler, U.S. Army
Company G, 125th Infantry Regiment, 32d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 12, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to George Decaire, Bugler, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near the Ourcq River, France, July 31, 1918. Bugler Decaire, acting as runner to battalion headquarters, continued in the advance and performed his duties under extremely heavy shell and machine-gun fare after he had been very severely wounded in the knee.
General Orders No. 46, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Baltic, MI

DECHERT, ROBERT
Captain, U.S. Army
7th Infantry Regiment, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 23, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Robert Dechert, Captain, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Le Channel, France, July 23 - 25, 1918. When the attacking battalion had been held up by machine- gun fire, Captain Dechert (then first lieutenant), who was on duty s regimental signal officer, personally carried wire across an open field in full view of the enemy and established a telephone station within 200 yards of the front line. He then went forward under heavy shell fire to report to the battalion commander, and returning to the telephone kept it in operation for 24 hours under intense artillery and machine-gun fire.
General Orders 89, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Philadelphia, PA

DECOPPET, ANDRE
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
Aid-de-Camp, 77th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 14, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Andre Decoppet, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Merval, France, September 14, 1918. In preparation for an attack by units of his division, Lieutenant Decoppet helped establish an observation post. Learning a wounded officer was in front, Lieutenant Decoppet made his way twice through intense fire from artillery and small arms to where the wounded officer lay. and assisted in carrying him back to safety.
General Orders No. 21, W.D., 1919
Home Town: New York, NY

DEE, FRANK E.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company I, 107th Infantry Regiment, 27th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 29, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Frank E. Dee, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Ronssoy, France, September 29,1918. When the advance of his platoon had been held up by direct machine-gun fire, Sergeant Dee, severely wounded during the advance, went out in plain view of the enemy, pulled the pin of a grenade with his teeth; and, throwing the bomb with his left arm, put the gun and its crew out of action.
General Orders No. 32, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Waterbury, CT

DEERINGER, HENRY
Private, U.S. Army
Company B, 117th Infantry Regiment, 30th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 8, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Henry Deeringer, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Estrees, France, October 8, 1918. While working as a stretcher bearer Private Deeringer was himself severely wounded, but he nevertheless succeeded in getting his patient to the dressing station, where he himself received first aid and was tagged for evacuation. Tearing the tag from his coat, he returned to the field and continued to perform his duties until afternoon, when he was hardly able to walk, and was again ordered to the rear.
General Orders No. 46, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Knoxville, IA

*DEESE, PEYTON V.
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
167th Infantry Regiment, 42d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 28, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Peyton V. Deese, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Nesles, France, July 28, 1918. Although wounded, Lieutenant Deese led his platoon against enemy machine-gun nests, silencing them. He hade his way through a heavy barrage, encountering and breaking an enemy counterattack. Progressing slowly and with great difficulty on account of the deadly fire, he reached a strongly fortified position of the enemy, where he captured many prisoners and machine guns, and which he defended until the arrival of support. During the action he was again wounded, the effects of which caused his death.
General Orders No. 46, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Skippersville, AL

DEFORD, AUGUST H.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company M, 28th Infantry Regiment, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: May 28, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to August H. Deford, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Cantigny, France, May 28, 1918. Although wounded three times in the attack, Corporal De Ford showed conspicuous bravery in assisting to capture a machine-gun which was causing heavy losses. Although nearly exhausted, he captured three prisoners and made them secure before accepting attention to his injuries.
General Orders No. 99, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Chicago, IL

*DEGGS, GEORGE
Private, U.S. Army
Company E, 56th Infantry Regiment, 7th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 2, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to George Deggs, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Preny, France, November 2, 1918. During an enemy counterattack the dugout in which Private Deggs and his companions were taking shelter was surrounded by a group of the enemy, who were demanding surrender. Jumping to the fire step, and with the aid of a rifle, Private Deggs killed four of the enemy and caused the rest to flee in confusion.
General Orders No. 44, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Benford, TX

DELAMBO, MIKE
Private, U.S. Army
Company M, 7th Infantry Regiment, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 20, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Mike Delambo, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action in the Claires- Chenes Woods, France, October 20, 1918. When his company was held up by machine- gun fire Private Delambo, with two comrades, advanced and made a flank attack on an enemy machine-gun position, capturing the gun and forcing 1 officer, 2 sergeants, and 6 privates to surrender. By his deed the company was enabled to continue the advance.
General Orders No. No. 27, W.D., 1920
Home Town: Greensburg, PA

DELAND, THORNDIKE
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
340th Field Artillery, 89th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 4, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Thorndike Deland, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Marimbois Farm, France, November 4, 1918. Assisted by a soldier, First Lieutenant Deland went forward in advance of the infantry to lay telephone wires. Nearing Marimbois Farm, they found the place occupied by the enemy. Armed with hand grenades, he advanced on a dugout, where he routed out 17 of the enemy, bringing them back to our lines in the midst of a severe shell and machine-gun fire.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Denver, CO

*DELARIO, CHARLES E.
Captain, U.S. Army
360th Infantry Regiment, 90th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 2, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Charles E. Delario, Captain, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Verdun, France, November 2, 1918. Wounded while leading his company in the advance, Captain Delario turned over the command to another officer and went to the rear for first aid. Upon reaching the aid station he learned that his company was without officers, whereupon he immediately started back to the front through heavy machine-gun fire and was killed on the way.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Los Angeles, CA

DELESDERNIER, LIONEL W.
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Company L, 102d Infantry Regiment, 26th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: April 20, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Lionel W. Delesdernier, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Seicheprey, France, April 20, 1918. With great daring and utter disregard for his own safety Private Delesdernier made three hazardous journeys from his company command post to the battalion ammunition dump through the Bois-de-Remoirre, which was infested with enemy machine-gun nests and snipers. Twice he was driven off by pistol and grenade fire which he returned, and the third time forced to abandon further attempts when the dump was destroyed by enemy fire. Using the top of a dugout as a parapet he, with a few men of his company, engaged the enemy and with pistols and grenades alone kept the enemy from the company post of command. Finally Private Delesdernier, running through a terrific barrage of enemy fire, carried a message to the company support, accomplished his mission, and again returned through the enemy barrage to the defense of his company's headquarters.
General Orders No. 9, W.D., 1923
Home Town: Meriden, CT

DELEUW, CHARLES E.
Captain, U.S. Army
4th Engineers, 4th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: August 11, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Charles E. Deleuw, Captain, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Ville Savoye, France, August 11, 1918. Captain Deleuw was in command of a detachment of engineers engaged in constructing an artillery bridge across the river Vesle under constant fire from machine-guns and bombardment by both high-explosive and gas shells. Although he was suffering from the effects of gas, this officer remained in charge of the party, directing the work, and furnishing his men a splendid example of courage under fire and disregard for personal safety.
General Orders No. No. 138, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Riverside, IL

DELOTO, PETER
Sergeant, 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 Peter Deloto, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Grand Pre, France, October 25, 1918. During the attack Sergeant Deloto single-handed captured eight prisoners, and later aided materially in the capture of 16 more. When his company had been held up by the fire of a machine-gun, he set out, unassisted, and succeeded in capturing it, during which exploit he was wounded in the leg.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Fulton, NY

DENN, ANDREW
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company E, 16th Infantry Regiment, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 22, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Andrew Denn, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Soissons, France, July 22, 1918. Reorganizing his platoon, after all officers and noncommissioned officers had become casualties, he led a charge on an enemy machine-gun nest which threatened to annihilate his platoon and halted its advance. Although wounded in the attack, he continued on until he had killed the gunner and the entire crew.
General Orders No. 44, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Albany, NY

DENNELLEY, JOHN HENRY
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company A, 165th Infantry Regiment, 42d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 15, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to John Henry Dennelley, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Landres-et-St. Georges, France, October 15, 1918. When his company had been ordered to withdraw under intense machine-gun and artillery fire, Sergeant Dennelley, remained in the position until the other men had safely retired, when he saw to the removal of six wounded men.
General Orders No. 126, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Great Neck Station, NY

DENNIS, ERWIN A.
Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army
108th Infantry Regiment, 27th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 17, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Erwin A. Dennis, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near St. Souplet, France, October 17, 1918. Second Lieutenant Dennis led a small patrol against an enemy machine-gun nest, which he successfully captured. He discovered a large enemy nest, and for three hours held a position against it until reinforced by a Vickers machine-gun. This aid forced the enemy to surrender; the capture consisted of eight officers, 145 men, three large Maxim guns, seven light machine guns, and three antitank guns.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Auburn, NY

DENNISON, CHARLES S.
Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army
306th Infantry Regiment, 77th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 27, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Charles S. Dennison, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action in the forest of Argonne, France, September 27, 1918. Second Lieutenant Dennison was in command of a patrol sent out in the afternoon to locate a machine-gun nest. In the course of this operation he received a severe wound, but after reporting the location of the machine-gun nest at company headquarters he immediately returned to the vicinity of the machine-gun nest and spent the greater part of the night searching for a member of his patrol who was missing. Although he was suffering severe pain from his wounds, he refused to go to the first-aid station before the missing soldier was found.
General Orders No. 21, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Denver, CO

*DEROCHERS, RODOLPHE
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Company C, 2d Machine-Gun Battalion, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 9, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Rodolphe Derochers, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Exermont, France, October 9, 1918. Private Desrechers, a company runner, displayed exceptional bravery in carrying messages through heavy shell and machine-gun fire until killed.
General Orders No. 44, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Fall River, MA

*DERRICKSON, PAUL W.
Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army
28th Infantry Regiment, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: May 28, 1919
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Paul W. Derrickson, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action in the advance on Cantigny, France, May 28, 1918. Second Lieutenant Derrickson courageously went forward with his platoon and reached the position he had been directed to take. Fearlessly walking up and down his line, he cheered and directed the work of his men until he was killed.
General Orders No. 99, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Norfolk, VA

DERRY, JOHN W.
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Company D, 4th Infantry Regiment, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 15, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to John W. Derry, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Nesles, France, July 15, 1918. Private First Class Derry requested permission to leave the trenches and to assist the wounded. Under heavy artillery bombardment of the enemy, he aided many wounded comrades to a dressing station, returning with litters for the more seriously wounded.
General Orders No. 32, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Petersburg, IL

*DESAUSSURE, EDWARD C.
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
328th Infantry Regiment, 82d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 18, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Edward C. Desaussure, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Sommerance, France, October 18, 1918. Lieutenant Desaussure was painfully wounded by shrapnel while in command of his company. Continuing to direct its operations while he was having his wound attended at the dressing station, he insisted upon returning to his command immediately thereafter, and, in attempting to do so, was killed by a bursting shell. His conspicuous devotion to duty and self-sacrificing spirit furnished an inspiration to his men, which contributed materially to the ultimate success of the attack.
General Orders 78, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Jacksonville, FL

DESKINS, FRANK
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company D, 354th Infantry Regiment, 89th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 1, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Frank Deskins, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Remonville, France, November 1, 1918. Corporal Deskins took command of the four leading combat groups, after four other leaders had been disabled, directing them with such skill and coolness that many machine guns were taken from the enemy. Four hours before the day's objective had been reached his shoulder was pierced by a machine-gun bullet, but he told no one of the wound until his line had been organized along the objective.
General Orders No. 44, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Myrtle, WV

DETROW, WALTER H.
Private, U.S. Army
Company B, 47th Infantry Regiment, 4th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: August 1, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Walter H. Detrow, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Sergy, France, August 1, 1918. After all the officers and noncommissioned officers of his platoon had been lost, Private Detrow assumed command of the platoon, successfully leading it from its critical situation to the objective through a terrific machine-gun and shell fire. He performed this gallant act without any previous instructions or orders and acted entirely upon his own initiative.
General Orders No. 44, W.D., 1919
Home Town: New Springfield, OH

DETTRE, REXFORD H.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Headquarters Company, 6th Field Artillery, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: May 1, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Rexford H. Dettre, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Villers- Tournelle, Cantigny Sector, France, on May 1, 1918. Corporal Dettre displayed distinguished bravery in twice leaving his shelter during a heavy bombardment and going to the assistance of wounded men lying exposed in the open.
General Orders No. No. 100, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Brandenton, FL

DEVANE, DUNCAN J.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company C, 115th Machine-Gun Battalion, 30th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: August 23, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Duncan J. Devane, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Ypres, Belgium, August 23, 1918. Upon learning that several members of his platoon had been wounded by enemy shell fire, Sergeant DeVane immediately left his dug-out and went to their assistance. After carrying one man to shelter and being knocked down by a bursting shell in so doing, he returned to the shelled area and helped carry the rest of the wounded men to the dressing station 500 yards away, across a field which was being heavily bombarded with gas and high explosive shells.
General Orders No. 35, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Clarkton, NC

DEVEREAUX, HAROLD J.
Private, U.S. Army
Company M, 125th Infantry Regiment, 32d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 31, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Harold J. Devereaux, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Sergy, France, July 31, 1918. When his company had crossed the River Ourcq and captured the Bois Pelger, the corporal of his squad, fighting beside him, was wounded by machine-gun fire. The enemy continued to fire on the wounded man, and Private Devereaux, single- handed, with the fire of his rifle, attacked the machine gun and succeeded in putting it out of action.
General Orders No. No. 117, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Elsie, MI

DEWALT, CLYDE H.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company K, 356th Infantry Regiment, 89th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 10 - 11, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Clyde H. Dewalt, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Pouilly, France, November 10-11, 1918. Sergeant Dewalt volunteered and led a patrol against enemy machine guns which were flanking his company. He captured two of the guns, and returned with five prisoners, making possible the continuance of his company's advance.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Danville, PA

DEWITZ, HELMUTH
Private, U.S. Army
Company D, 127th Infantry Regiment, 32d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: August 31, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Helmuth Dewitz, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Juvigny, north of Soissons, France, August 31, 1918. Private Dewitz was a member of a party who assisted in attacking a machine-gun nest held by approximately 70 Germans. Under terrific fire from the enemy who laid down an artillery barrage upon their position, they concentrated their rifle fire so effectively that 32 Germans surrendered within an hour. After the prisoners had been brought in, Private Dewitz, with another soldier, using a captured German gun, established a machine-gun position under heavy fire from both artillery and machine guns and delivered fire upon enemy positions.
General Orders No. 6, W.D., 1932
Home Town: Salem, OR

DEXTER, ALLAN L.
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
104th Infantry Regiment, 26th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: April 12, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Allan L. Dexter, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Bois Brule, near Apremont, France, April 12 and 13, 1918, while acting as battalion scout officer. First Lieutenant Dexter displayed conspicuous courage and devotion to duty by exposing himself constantly under heavy shell fire to secure information, continuing his work for 24 hours after being wounded and until he collapsed at dressing station, where he had been sent for treatment.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Brookline, MA

*DI PASQUALE, FORTUNATO
Private, U.S. Army
Company D, 308th Infantry Regiment, 77th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: August 23, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Furtunato Di Pasquale, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Ville-Savoye, France, August 23, 1918. During the attack of his company to regain ground in the outpost zone on the Vesle River, Private Di Pasquale found himself holding an important post on the left flank of the company. He advanced across a railroad track in the face of terrific machine-gun fire from the high bank beyond the railroad cut, and, undaunted by enemy fire and with great courage, climbed half way up the steep railroad embankment and aided materially to the success of his company in driving the enemy from their machine-gun emplacement. Private Di Pasquale was killed as he made this advance.
General Orders No. No. 56, W.D., 1922
Home Town: Niagara Falls, NY

*DIAL, WALTER V.
Lieutenant, U.S. Army
2d Machine-Gun Battalion, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 4, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Walter V. Dial, Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Fleville, France, October 5, 1918. Lieutenant Dial displayed exceptional courage in leading his platoon in attacking and breaking up German machine-gun nests under heavy artillery and machine- gun fire. Although he was wounded, Lieutenant Dial refused to be evacuated and continued to advance until he was killed.
General Orders No. 68, W.D., 1920
Home Town: Huntington, WV

DICARLO, SALVATORE
Private First Class, U.S. Army
4th Machine Gun Battalion, 4th Machine-Gun Battalion, 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 18, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Salvatore Dicarlo, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Vierzy, France, July 18,1918. Single-handed, Private Di Carlo attacked and captured three enemy machine guns and eight prisoners. Later he rendered first aid to wounded comrades and assisted them from the field under intense machine-gun and artillery fire.
General Orders No. 42, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Los Angeles, CA

DICK, HENRY J.
Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army
131st Infantry Regiment, 33d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: August 9, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Henry J. Dick, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Chipilly Ridge, France, August 9, 1918. Although wounded, Second Lieutenant Dick rushed a machine-gun nest that was causing heavy casualties, and bayoneted one of the crew, shot two, and captured five of the enemy. Seeing some of the enemy enter a dugout, he followed, capturing twelve more Germans and three machine guns. His bravery was an inspiration to his men.
General Orders 71, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Emporia, KS

DICKENS, BENJAMIN
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company E, 16th Infantry Regiment, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 4, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Benjamin Dickens, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action in the forest of Argonne, France, October 4, 1918. Although he was severely wounded early in the attack, Sergeant Dickens refused to be evacuated, and, when all of the officers had become casualties, he took command of the company and led it to the objective. Shortly afterwards the enemy made a strong attack against the position, but, although he was scarcely able to walk, he so successfully led his company that the superior number of the enemy was forced to withdraw.
General Orders No. 44, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Harmony, IN

DICKERSON, WILLIAM L.
Private, 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 William L. Dickerson, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Soissons, France, July 19, 1918. With two other soldiers Private Dickerson rushed a machine-gun position, killed the crew and captured the gun in order to make the advance of his platoon possible.
General Orders No. No. 132, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Pelzer, SC

DICKEY, LESLIE J.
First Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company F, 322d Infantry Regiment, 81st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 10, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Leslie J. Dickey, First Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Grimaucourt, France, November 10, 1918. After his company had been relieved, Sergeant Dickey voluntarily returned to the position which they formerly occupied and carried a wounded comrade to safety through fierce artillery fire.
General Orders No. 32, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Vincennes, IN

*DICKINSON, CLEMENT P.
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
129th Machine-Gun Battalion, 35th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 27, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Clement P. Dickinson, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Charpentry, France, September 27, 1918. Lieutenant Dickinson voluntarily went forward alone through intense artillery and machine-gun fire to locate machine-gun positions and having accomplished this, returned and led his company forward to the attack, thus passing three times through this intense field of fire. On the following morning, having again volunteered to reconnoiter the new positions, he was instantly killed by a high-explosive shell.
General Orders No. No. 31, W.D., 1922
Home Town: Clinton, MO

*DICKOP, RAY C.
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
127th Infantry Regiment, 32d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: August 4, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Ray C. Dickop, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action in the attack on Fismes, France, August 4, 1918. On reaching Chezelles Farm, First Lieutenant Dickop was shot in the head, body and legs. Although thus fatally wounded, when orders came for another assault, he gave the command "Charge" to his company and led the assault until he fell dead.
General Orders No. No. 117, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Beloit, WI

*DICKSON, HARRISON A.
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
131st Infantry Regiment, 33d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: August 9, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Harrison A. Dickson, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Chipilly Ridge, France, August 9, 1918. When his company was held up by heavy machine-gun fire, First Lieutenant Dickson ordered his men to lie down and went out alone, facing intense fire, in an effort to capture the hostile nest. Shortly after starting forward, he was shot through the heart.
General Orders 74, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Jacksonville, IL

DIENER, LOUIS
Captain (Medical Corps), U.S. Army
Sanitary Detachment, 112th Machine-Gun Battalion, 29th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 26 - 27, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Louis Diener, Captain (Medical Corps), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action in the Ravine de la Veux Michieux, France, October 26 - 27, 1918. Upon being notified that an enemy shell had struck a dugout occupied by the brigade radio detachment, Captain Diener ran to the aid of the buried men and worked tirelessly to rescue them. Despite the fact that numerous gas and high explosive shells were falling in the vicinity, he continued his efforts until he was certain that the three men remaining in the ruined dugout were dead.
General Orders No. 15, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Culpeper, VA

DIETER, ARTHUR
Private, U.S. Army
Company A, 103d Engineers, 28th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 16, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Arthur Dieter, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at St. Agnan, France, July 16, 1918. On four different occasions during the night of July 16 Private Dieter volunteered and under heavy shell and machine-gun fire successfully rescued wounded comrades.
General Orders No. 99, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Dunmore, PA

DIETZ, ALBERT
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company I, 59th Infantry Regiment, 4th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 6, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Albert Dietz, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action in the Bois-de- Fays, France, October 6, 1918. When one of Sergeant Dietz's men was wounded and his clothing and bandolier of ammunition caught fire, he cried for help, and Sergeant Dietz left a place of safety and, regardless of his personal safety, went through intense machine- gun fire and rescued him.
General Orders No. 35, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Vincennes, IN

DIETZ, EDWARD W. A.
Private First Class, U.S. Army
314th Engineers, 89th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 6 - 7, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Edward W. A. Dietz, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Bantheville, France, November 6 - 7, 1918. Private Dietz accompanied an officer on a reconnaissance of the bridge at Pouilly, and the road from Pouilly to Inor. Successfully reaching the river, he crossed, an act which had not been done by any troops previously. Re-crossing under heavy enemy fire, he made his way to Pouilly, collecting on his way most valuable information and data for engineer work. Just as they approached their destination he was wounded, the officer with him being killed. When darkness set in, he returned and supplied most valuable information regarding the reconnaissance.
General Orders No. 46, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Omaha, NE

DIGGINS, JOHN P.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company D, 103d Infantry Regiment, 26th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 26, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to John P. Diggins, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Marcheville, France, September 26, 1918. Sergeant Diggins, with Private Iron Grindie, climbed out of a trench in the face of severe shrapnel and machine-gun fire, proceeded 150 yards across an open space to the aid of a wounded officer, and dressed his wounds.
General Orders No. No. 142, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Nashua, NH

DIGGS, BENJAMIN W.
Private First Class, 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 Benjamin W. Diggs, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Montbrehain, France, October 7, 1918. Private Diggs volunteered and successfully carried a message through heavy shell and machine gun fire in plain view of the enemy, after one runner had been killed and two others wounded in attempting to accomplish this mission. Though he was gassed in performing this feat, Private Diggs refused to seek first aid until he was wounded later in the afternoon.
General Orders No. 50, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Oliver Springs, TN

DIGGS, JUNIUS
Private, U.S. Army
Company G, 371st Infantry Regiment, 93d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 30, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Junius Diggs, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Ardeuil, France, September 30, 1918. After his company had been forced to withdraw from an advanced position under severe machine-gun and artillery fire, Private Diggs went forward and rescued wounded soldiers, working persistently until all of them had been carried to shelter.
General Orders No. 46, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Chestervield, SC

DIGIACOMO, PASQUALE
Private, U.S. Army
Company F, 145th Infantry Regiment, 37th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: August 15, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Pasquale Digiacomo, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action east of Baccarat, France, August 15, 1918. Private Digiacomo was one of four men who successfully held a small advanced post against a raid of 80 of the enemy. Two of the defenders were killed, but the staunch work of the others drove off the raiders. He engaged in a hand-to-hand encounter with the assailants, with hand grenades and his rifle.
General Orders No. 50, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Akron, OH

*DILBECK, ANDREW W.
Private, U.S. Army
Company I, 356th Infantry Regiment, 89th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 10 - 11, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Andrew W. Dilbeck, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Pouilly, France, November 10 - 11, 1918. Private Dilbeck, accompanied Lieutenant Murphy and three other soldiers in a flank attack on three heavy machine guns. Fired on directly at 30 yards, they charged the guns, and in the hand-to-hand fight which followed this soldier and two of his comrades were killed.
General Orders No. 44, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Crossville, AL

DILE, PERCY L.
Private, U.S. Army
Company C, 15th Machine-Gun Battalion, 5th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 13,1 918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Percy L. Dile, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action in the St. Mihiel offensive, France, September 13, 1918. After being severely wounded, Private Dile refused to be evacuated but made several trips through intense machine-gun and shell fire, bringing up ammunition to his squad. After the gunner was killed, he took his place and fired the gun until completely exhausted.
General Orders No. 35, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Lawrenceville, IL

DILL, LESTER C.
Private, U.S. Army
Company B, 47th Infantry Regiment, 4th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: August 1, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Lester C. Dill, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Sergy, France, August 1, 1918. After being wounded twice while he was carrying a message, Private Dill bandaged his wounds under fire and delivered his message.
General Orders No. No. 145, W.D., 1928
Home Town: Towanda, PA

DILLARD, MARQUIS L.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company A, 354th Infantry Regiment, 89th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 1, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Marquis L. Dillard, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Barricourt, France, November 1, 1918. While leading a patrol in advance of our lines, Sergeant Dillarde was subjected to intense machine gun and minenwerfer fire. With marked courage, he successfully led his men in a charge, first upon the machine gun, and then upon the minenwerfer, capturing both gun and the crews.
General Orders 87, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Laddonia, MO

DILLENBECK, WILLARD
Private, U.S. Army
Company A, 26th Infantry Regiment, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 21, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Willard Dillenbeck, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Soissons, France, July 21, 1918. Private Dillenbeck repeatedly carried messages from his company to platoon commanders, in daylight across open ground in full view of the enemy and under heavy bombardment.
General Orders No. No. 132, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Delavan, WI

DILLIARD, JOHN A.
Private, U.S. Army
Company B, 306th Machine-Gun Battalion, 77th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 14, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to John A. Dilliard, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Marcq, France, October 14, 1918. In the performance of his duties as runner, Private Dilliard was obliged to travel over a road which was under constant and heavy shell fire, but he succeeded in delivering a message to his commanding officer, which enabled the latter to so place his guns that a direct fire was made on the enemy.
General Orders No. 21, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Brooklyn, NY

DILLINGHAM, CHARLES K.
Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army
318th Infantry Regiment, 80th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 6, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Charles K. Dillingham, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Nantillois, France, October 6, 1918. Lieutenant Dillingham, on duty as battalion intelligence officer, twice volunteered and led a patrol through woods known to be occupied by hostile machine guns. Working his way through artillery and machine-gun fire, he succeeded in ascertaining the position of units on the right and left of his own. Throughout the action around Nantillois and the Bois-des-Ogons, this officer was a constant inspiration to his men by his devotion to duty and disregard of personal safety.
General Orders 7, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Germantown, PA

*DILLON, HARRY
Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army
26th Infantry Regiment, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 22, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Harry Dillon, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Soissons, France, July 22, 1918. By cool and daring leadership Second Lieutenant Dillon carried his platoon forward in four attacks and took all objectives assigned to him.
General Orders No. 15, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Mondovi, WI

DILLON, JOHN T.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company C, 102d Infantry Regiment, 26th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 22, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to John T. Dillon, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Chateau- Thierry, France, July 22, 1918. After being wounded Sergeant Dillon refused to go to the rear, but volunteered to act as a runner and repeatedly carried messages through the enemy barrage. Later the same day he voluntarily joined his platoon and fought with it in a successful attack against the enemy's line.
General Orders No. No. 125, W.D., 1918
Home Town: New Haven, CT

*DILWORTH, JOSEPH
Private, U.S. Army
Company A, 39th Infantry Regiment, 4th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 26, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Joseph Dilworth, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Montfaucon Hill, France, September 26, 1918. After his squad leader had become a casualty, Private Dilworth assumed command and led his men against machine-gun nests, materially assisting in the capture of two guns and prisoners. He was killed in the performance of duty.
General Orders 89, W.D., 1919
Home Town: South Manchester, CT

DION, ARTHUR J.
First Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company F, 326th Infantry Regiment, 82d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 14, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Arthur J. Dion, First Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Fleville, France, October 14, 1918. During the advance of his battalion, and at a time when the concentrated fire of the enemy had caused numerous casualties in our ranks, Sergeant Dion not only reorganized his own platoon but assisted in reforming others after the leaders had been lost. He was selected as patrol leader to gain contact with the enemy, and although painfully wounded and nearly exhausted from loss of blood he continued on. After having his wound dressed he insisted on returning to complete his mission.
General Orders No. 50, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Milford, MA

DION, EDWARD L.
Private, U.S. Army
Company C, 102d Infantry Regiment, 26th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: April 20, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Edward L. Dion, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action in defending his post during the Seicheprey engagement on the morning of April 20, 1918. Although completely surrounded by the enemy on several occasions, Private Dion fought them off with grenades and rifle fire, finally succeeding in driving them away, after which he carried a wounded comrade through a rain of shrapnel to a first-aid station and returned to his post.
General Orders No. 99, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Hartford, CT

*DIPASQUALE, AMERICO
Private, U.S. Army
Company G, 315th Infantry Regiment, 79th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 11, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Americo Dipasquale, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Verdun, France, November 11, 1918, Private Dipasquale volunteered his services as a connecting file, and during the course of operations was obliged to cross and re-cross fields swept by shell and machine-gun fire. His efforts were instrumental in keeping contact with the unit of his left. While he was thus engaged, Private Dipasquale was killed.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Philadelphia, PA

*DISALVO, CHARLES
Private, 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 Charles Disalvo, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Remonville, France, November 1, 1918. When the combat group, of which he was a member, was held up by enemy machine-guns, Private Disalvo charged forward alone, and, attacking the nest, killed one gunner and forced the rest to surrender. His heroic act enabled the advance to be resumed, though Private Disalvo had himself been mortally wounded.
General Orders 71, W.D., 1919
Home Town: St. Louis, MO

*DIXON, BEN F.
Captain, U.S. Army
120th Infantry Regiment, 30th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 29, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Ben F. Dixon, Captain, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Vaux-Andigny, France, September 29, 1918. Captain Dixon was severely wounded during the early part of the operations against the Hindenburg line; his company having only one officer, he remained on duty. Shortly afterwards he received a second wound, and again refused to leave his men. When he saw that the front waves of his company were getting into barrage he at once went forward to stop them, and while doing so he was killed.
General Orders No. No. 3, W.D., 1924
Home Town: Asheboro, NC

DIXON, JOHN R.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company D, 112th Infantry Regiment, 28th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 27, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to John R. Dixon, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action west of Varennes, France, September 27, 1918. While advancing in the attack against a strongly held enemy position, Sergeant Dixon's platoon was suddenly fired on by several machine guns. The platoon commander was killed and the platoon forced to withdraw. Hearing the cries of a wounded comrade, he advanced through heavy machine-gun fire over 100 yards toward the enemy lines and returned with a severely wounded comrade.
General Orders No. No. 11, W.D., 1921
Home Town: Pittsburgh, PA

DIXON, ROY T.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company B, 131st Infantry Regiment, 33d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 14, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Roy T. Dixon, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Consenvoye, France, October 14, 1918. After five runners had been killed or wounded in attempting to reach the battalions on the flanks of his own, Corporal Dixon volunteered to lead a patrol to establish liaison with them. In so doing, he encountered an enemy machine gun, which he boldly attacked and silenced, successfully accomplishing his mission.
General Orders 78, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Chicago, IL

DOBBS, LAIN
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company B, 26th Infantry Regiment, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 4, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Lain Dobbs, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Verdun, France, October 4, 1918. While attacking woods protected by machine guns, Sergeant Dobbs, in command of a small patrol, was surrounded by about 50 of the enemy. Under his direction the party succeeded in killing or wounding many of the enemy, causing the remainder to withdraw. Although affected by gas, he continued to fight on, until seriously wounded by shell fire.
General Orders 64, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Rapids, KY

DOBSON, WOODRUFF W.
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
308th Infantry Regiment, 77th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 29, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Woodruff W. Dobson, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Le Moulin de l'Homme Mort, France, September 29, 1918. Lieutenant Dobson volunteered and reconnoitered in front of the first line battalion to secure information regarding enemy machine-guns and minenwerfers which had checked the advance of his organization. He was wounded by a sniper's bullet as he crawled back from this reconnaissance, but refused to submit to first-aid, until he made his report to the battalion commander and informed his men of the enemy's position.
General Orders No. 35, W.D., 1919
Home Town: New York, NY

DODD, BRENDON J.
Major, U.S. Army
132d Infantry Regiment, 33d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 8, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Brendon J. Dodd, Major, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Consenvoye, France, October 8, 1918. While the attacking first wave was halted by machine-gun fire, Major Dodd crossed the line and, getting in front of it, located the direction from which the fire was coming. He then directed a flanking fire on the stronghold and so encouraged his men that the attack was renewed. His great bravery resulted in a highly successful attack, during which many of the enemy were killed and captured and a large number of our men recovered, who were taken prisoners earlier in the day.
General Orders No. 32, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Chicago, IL

DODDER, ALEXANDER
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company H, 53d Infantry Regiment, 6th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 4, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Alexander Dodder, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Landersbach, Alsace, October 4, 1918. Sergeant Dodder was in a detachment of 50 soldiers who were attacked by a raiding party of the enemy composed of 300 storm troops. Though severely wounded by shell fire and grenades during the combat, this courageous soldier continued to operate his automatic rifle until the enemy retreated. The fire of the rifle which he was manning alone dispersed the main body of the enemy and prevented them from capturing prisoners and gaining valuable information.
General Orders No. No. 120, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Walworth, WI

DODGE, CHARLIE M.
Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army
Sanitary Detachment, 104th Infantry Regiment, 26th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: April 10, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Charlie M. Dodge, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Bois Brule, near Apremont, France, April 10, 1918. Second Lieutenant Dodge displayed conspicuous gallantry during the action of April 10, 1918, in running through a heavily shelled area to rescue an officer who had fallen mortally wounded, and at great personal risk carrying him to the dressing station.
General Orders No. 99, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Springfield, MA

*DODGE, ROWLAND S.
Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army
101st Infantry Regiment, 26th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 24 - 25, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Rowland S. Dodge, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Verdun, France, October 24 - 25, 1918. Learning of the proposed advance in which his company was to participate, and, although sick in a hospital, Lieutenant Dodge secured his release and joined his command. He was at all times in advance of his front line, reconnoitering the ground, thereby facilitating the advance. Leading a counterattack, he was killed by rifle fire.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Pawtucket, RI

D'OGOSTINO, ANTONIO
Private, U.S. Army
Company B, 109th Infantry Regiment, 26th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 15, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Antonio D'Ogostino, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near St. Agnan, France, July 15, 1918. Private D'Ogestino voluntarily went out alone through strange territory under heavy bombardment near St. Agnan, France, July 15, 1918, obtained important information and his own initiative rescued two wounded French soldiers exposed to enemy fire.
General Orders No. No. 109, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Williamsport, PA

DOGRESS, CHRISTIAN
Private, U.S. Army
Company A, 9th Infantry Regiment, 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 4, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Christian Dogress, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Medeah Ferme, France, October 4, 1918. Though he had been wounded three times by machine- gun fire, Private Degress refused to go to the rear and remained in the advance of his company until the final position was reached and consolidated.
General Orders No. No. 147, W.D., 1918
Home Town: New Castle, PA

DOHERTY, JOHN
First Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company B, 4th Infantry Regiment, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 23, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to John Doherty, First Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Les Franquettes Farm, France, July 23, 1918. After his company had withdrawn, Sergeant Doherty remained for five hours in an open field, swept by machine-gun fire, with his company commander, who was seriously wounded; carrying him to a dressing station after darkness had set in.
General Orders No. 32, W.D., 1919
Home Town: New York, NY

*DOLAN, BERNARD LEO
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company I, 309th Infantry Regiment, 78th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 16, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Bernard Leo Dolan, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Champignuelle, France, October 16, 1918. Although he was himself wounded, Corporal Dolan left the shelter of a shell hole and went out under terrific machine-gun fire to assist a wounded comrade. In so doing he received another wound, which cause his death.
General Orders No. No. 35, W.D., 1920
Home Town: Lockport, NY

DOLAN, CHARLES E.
Private, U.S. Army
Company D, 55th Infantry Regiment, 7th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 8, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Charles E. Dolan, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Jaulny, France, November 8, 1918. After repeated efforts had failed Private Dolan carried a message from his platoon to his company commander, through an intense artillery and machine-gun barrage. He then guided a detail of stretcher bearers back through the barrage to his platoon and assisted in the evacuation of the wounded.
General Orders No. 44, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Zion City, IL

DOLAN, JAMES
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company G, 308th Infantry Regiment, 77th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 3 - 7, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to James Dolan, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Charlevaux, France, October 3 - 7, 1918. Corporal Dolan was very severely wounded while in charge of his automatic rifle section, which was a unit of a surrounded battalion. After receiving first aid he resumed his post and remained in command of his section until the battalion was relieved.
General Orders No. 32, W.D., 1919
Home Town: New York, NY

DOLCE, LOUIS C.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company C, 2d Field Battalion, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 8, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Louis C. Dolce, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Exermont, France, October 8, 1918. Corporal Dolce volunteered and laid a telephone line to an advanced observation post under heavy artillery and machine-gun fire, working his way the entire distance of more than one kilometer through dense undergrowth and barbed-wire entanglements.
General Orders No. 44, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Butte, MT

*DOLL, JOHN A.
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Company E, 145th Infantry Regiment, 37th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 31, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to John A. Doll, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Olsene, Belgium, October 31, 1918. While leading a squad forward, Private Doll suddenly found himself in the midst of an enemy barrage, but he exposed himself to the severe fire, in trying to keep his men organized and continue with the advance. He was killed while thus engaged.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: York, PA

*DOLLARD, WILLIAM B.
Private, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 1st Engineers, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 22, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to William B. Dollard, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Soissons, France, July 22, 1918. When he learned that a colonel lay wounded in an exposed position in front of the lines, Private Dollard asked and obtained permission of his company commander to go to the officer's assistance. While attempting to perform this courageous duty he was killed by machine-gun fire.
General Orders No. No. 1, W.D., 1926
Home Town: New Bedford, MA

DOMBROWSKI, LEON A.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company H, 7th Infantry Regiment, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 4 - 5, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Leon A. Dombrowski, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action north of Montfaucon, France, October 4 to 5, 1918. Corporal Dombrowski exposed himself to heavy machine-gun fire in order to crawl out in advance of our lines and drag a severely wounded noncommissioned officer to a near-by shell hole. Later under the cover of darkness he assisted this wounded noncommissioned officer to the first-aid station during an enemy bombardment.
General Orders No. No. 53, W.D., 1920
Home Town: Buffalo, NY

*DOMMET, C. HARRY
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 108th Machine-Gun Battalion, 28th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 5, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to C. Harry Dommet, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Villette, France, September 5, 1918, while serving as first-aid man attached to Company B. Wounded, and sent back to the dressing station, Private Dommet learned that the other first-aid man attacked to his company had been sent back and that the company was without medical aid, he, despite his own wounds and weakened condition, returned to his company under heavy enemy fire and continued to minister to the wounded until relieved and sent to the hospital, where he died as a result of gunshot wounds on September 5, 1918. His great courage and self-sacrifice were an inspiration to the men of his battalion.
General Orders No. No. 13, W.D., 1923
Home Town: Lancaster, PA

DONAHOE, FRANK C.
Private, U.S. Army
Company A, 4th Infantry Regiment, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 4, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Frank C. Donahoe, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Cunel, France, October 4, 1918. While his company was in support of the attacking company, communication was temporarily lost in the darkness. After all the runners had become casualties, Private Donahoe volunteered and succeeded in establishing liaison, pushing forward through the severe machine-gun and artillery fire despite the fact that he was painfully wounded soon after starting on his mission.
General Orders No. 44, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Philadelphia, PA

DONAHUE, HARRY J.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company C, 16th Infantry Regiment, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 18 - 20, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Harry J. Donahue, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Soissons, France, July 19 - 20, 1918. Sergeant Donahue assisted his company commander in the reorganization of his company under heavy shellfire. Due to the loss of officers, he led a few men through heavy machine-gun fire and captured a machine-gun position which was causing losses to his company. In the performance of this act he was severely wounded in the head by a machine-gun bullet.
General Orders No. No. 35, W.D., 1920
Home Town: Philadelphia, PA

DONAHUE, JOE J.
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Battery E, 323d Field Artillery, 83d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 24, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Joe J. Donahue, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Bois-de-Consenvoye, France, October 24, 1918. Venturing over a road where three other runners had failed, Private Donahue carried a most important message over an area which was subjected to the fiercest kind of shelling. He chose this route to expedite the delivery, even though it was possible to make the journey by a longer but less dangerous route. He completed his mission, despite two severe wounds he had received on the way.
General Orders 78, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Stewartville, MN

DONAHUE, MICHAEL J.
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 Michael J. Donahue, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Exermont, France, October 4 - 5, 1918. On October 4, assisted by a small group of his platoon, Sergeant Donahue attacked an enemy machine-gun nest and captured it. On the following day, while attacking an enemy machine-gun nest, his platoon was repulsed with many casualties. Accompanied by a comrade, he advanced through heavy machine-gun fire and brought in the wounded men to safety. He then reorganized his platoon and made a second attack on the enemy position, capturing the gun and crew.
General Orders No. No. 35, W.D., 1920
Home Town: Springfield, MA

DONAHUE, WILLIAM H.
Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Army
151st Field Artillery, 151st Field Artillery, 42d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: March 5, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to William H. Donahue, Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Pexonne, France, on March 5, 1918. Lieutenant Colonel Donahue entered the quarry of Battery C, 151st Field Artillery, when it was under accurately adjusted shell fire, for the purpose of aiding the officers and men of that battery when he might with propriety have stayed away.
General Orders No. 50, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Minneapolis, MN

*DONALDSON, GLENN S.
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Section No. 606, Ambulance Service, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 8, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Glenn S. Donaldson, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action northwest of Somme-Py, near St. Etienne, France, October 8, 1918. Private Donaldson showed conspicuous courage and devotion to duty in evacuating the wounded under the most trying conditions. He made repeated trips in plain view of enemy observers over roads under continuous shell fire. He was killed by a shell fragment while he was driving his ambulance over a heavily shelled road.
General Orders No. 21, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Winona, MN

DONALDSON, JAMES HOWLAND
(First Award)
Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army
28th Infantry Regiment, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: May 28, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to James Howland Donaldson, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Cantigny, France, May 28, 1918. At the crucial moment of a strong enemy counterattack launched while the 28th Infantry was digging in and strengthening its newly captured position in front of Cantigny, Lieutenant Donaldson with great courage and splendid leadership, seeing one flank of a company without officer giving ground under intense fire, rushed over an area swept by concentrated machine-gun fire, steadied and reorganized the unit, and in conjunction with his own platoon led them in a successful counterattack, regaining all ground and holding for three days against persistent efforts by the enemy to dislodge him.
General Orders No. No. 13, W.D., 1923
Home Town: Richmond Hill, NY
Other Award: Distinguished Service Cross w/OLC (WWI)

DONALDSON, JAMES HOWLAND
(Second Award)
Second 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 James Howland Donaldson, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Berzy-le-Sec, France, July 21, 1918. His captain having been killed, and after three days of continuous fighting, with many casualties, Lieutenant Donaldson reorganized his company and with such other available men as could be found led the attacking first wave on Berzy-le-Sec, displaying rare courage and splendid leadership, advancing in front of his company through a terrific enemy artillery and machine-gun barrage. Charging at the head of his men, five enemy machine-gun nests were destroyed, this officer personally killing two gunners with his pistol. Later his company was halted by terrific machine-gun fire from the front and left flank. Lieutenant Donaldson rushed to the edge of the wood, drove the enemy gunners to flight, and calling on his men to follow he led them through a treacherous muddy swamp across the river Crise in mud and water waist deep, in the face of terrific enemy artillery, machine-gun, and rifle fire. Upon reaching the river bank Lieutenant Donaldson was wounded but refused to be evacuated to the hospital, remaining on duty during several counterattacks until relieved two days later.
General Orders No. No. 13, W.D., 1923
Home Town: Richmond Hill, NY
Other Award: Distinguished Service Cross (WWI)

DONALDSON, STUART S.
Private, U.S. Army
148th Ambulance Company, 112th Sanitary Train, 37th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 4, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Stuart S. Donaldson, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Heurne, Belgium, November 4th, 1918. With two other soldiers, Private Donaldson volunteered to rescue two wounded men, who had been lying in an exposed position on the opposite bank of the Scheldt River for two days. Making two trips across the stream, in the face of heavy machine gun and shell fire and his companions succeeded in carrying both the wounded men to shelter.
General Orders 87, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Toledo, OH

DONNELLY, EDWARD
First Sergeant, 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 Edward Donnelly, First Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Soissons, France, July 19, 1918. As liaison sergeant, First Sergeant Donnelly showed conspicuous bravery and good judgment when the loss of his captain threatened the success of the company's operations. He maintained communication and went forward on four attacks under heavy fire.
General Orders No. No. 132, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Providence, RI

DONNELLY, PATRICK C.
Wagoner, U.S. Army
Company B, 6th Engineers, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: March 28, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Patrick C. Donnelly, Wagoner, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Hamel, Belgium, March 28, 1918. Wagoner Donnelly placed himself in a most exposed position, under direct observation of the enemy, to cover the attempted rescue of a wounded comrade, maintaining his position until the party returned.
General Orders No. 32, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Philadelphia, PA

DONOGHUE, WALTER P.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company D, 308th Infantry Regiment, 77th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 6, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Walter P. Donoghue, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Moulin-de-Charlevaux, in the Argonne Forest, France, October 6, 1918. Sergeant Donoghue was sent out on a patrol to investigate machine-gun fire from the left flank and to the rear of his company's position, and was wounded in the left leg by shrapnel fragments. Upon reporting back to his company commander he refused to be evacuated, but insisted in taking an active and gallant part in four subsequent attacks made to reach a battalion of our troops who were cut off and surrounded by a superior force of the enemy.
General Orders No. 126, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Bronx, NY

DONOVAN, JAMES J.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 312th Infantry Regiment, 78th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 16 - 20, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to James J. Donovan, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Grand Pre, France, October 16 - 20, 1918. In the face of heavy shell and machine-gun fire, and continuous gas attacks, Corporal Donovan established and maintained for four days a dressing station in a most advanced position. When an enemy attack seemed imminent, he refused to retire to safety, but remained at his post, being relieved, after his comrades had advanced.
General Orders No. 35, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Bayonne, NJ

DONOVAN, JOHN P.
Private, U.S. Army
Company L, 356th Infantry Regiment, 89th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 5 & 6, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to John P. Donovan, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Pouilly, France, November 5 and 6, 1918. Participating in the first reconnaissance of the damaged bridges at Pouilly, with two others, Private Donovan advanced more than 500 meters beyond the American outposts, crossing three branches of the Meuse River and successfully encountering the enemy.
General Orders No. No. 3, W.D., 1921
Home Town: Glasgow, MO

DONOVAN, PAUL J.
Private, U.S. Army
Headquarters Company, 131st Infantry Regiment, 33d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: August 9, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Paul J. Donovan, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Chipilly Ridge, France, August 9, 1918. Private Donovan, while exposed to machine-gun and artillery fire, went forward and killed an enemy sniper. Later, while moving forward to the attack, he entered single-handed a dugout and captured five of the enemy.
General Orders No. No. 16, W.D., 1920
Home Town: Chicago, IL

DONOVAN, WILLIAM J.
Colonel, U.S. Army
165th Infantry Regiment, 42d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 28 - 31, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to William J. Donovan, Colonel, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Villers-sur-Fere, France, July 28 - 31, 1918. Colonel Donovan led his battalion across the River Ourcq and captured important enemy strong holds. He was in advance of the division for four days, all the while under shell and machine-gun fire from the enemy, who were on three sides of him, and he was repeatedly and persistently counter-attacked, being wounded twice. Colonel Donovanís coolness and efficient leadership rendered possible the maintenance of this position.
General Orders 71, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Buffalo, NY
Other Award: Medal of Honor (WWI)

DOOCY, ELMER T.
Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army
168th Infantry Regiment, 42d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 14 - 15, 28, & 30 - 31, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Elmer T. Doocy, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for repeated acts of extraordinary heroism in action near Suippes, northeast of Chalons-sur-Marne, France, July 14, 1918, and near Sergy, northeast of Chateau-Thierry, France, July 28 and 30 - 31, 1918. After being severely wounded, with utter disregard of his own safety and comfort, Second Lieutenant Doocy remained on duty with his platoon under heavy fire of gas and high-explosive shells. Again, on Hill 212, near Sergy, he led his platoon and that of another wounded officer forward into a machine-gun nest, under heavy fire, capturing four prisoners and two machine-guns, and two days later, at night, near Sergy, at great risk of his own life, he bravely went out in front of a German sniper and brought back into the line a wounded corporal of his platoon.
General Orders No. 99, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Pittsfield, IL

DOOGS, JOHN A.
Private, U.S. Army
Company C, 2d Engineers, 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 9, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to John A. Doogs, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Medeah Ferme, France, October 9, 1918. Crawling forward under heavy machine-gun fire, Private Doogs assisted in bringing a wounded comrade to safety.
General Orders No. 23, W.D., 1919
Home Town: St. Francis, TX

DOOLEY, JAMES
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company C, 38th Infantry Regiment, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: August 7, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to James Dooley, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action on the Vesle River, France, August 7, 1918. While acting as litter bearer, Corporal Dooley displayed exceptional bravery and courage in crossing in broad daylight the river on a narrow footbridge within 100 yards of the enemy machine guns, and where several men had been killed by enemy fire. He succeeded in crossing, and carried back an officer who had been mortally wounded on the north bank of the river.
General Orders No. No. 4, W.D., 1923
Home Town: Jersey City, NJ

DOOLEY, JOHN J.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company A, 30th Infantry Regiment, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 15 - 16, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to John J. Dooley, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Crezancy, France, July 15 - 16, 1918. Throughout the engagement, Sergeant Dooley encouraged the men of his company by his gallant conduct. After the company was ordered to withdraw, Sergeant Dooley voluntarily returned to the position his company had held and, throughout the night of July 15 - 16, assisted in evacuating the wounded.
General Orders No. 32, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Jamaica Plain, MA

*DOREMUS, HARRY B.
Captain, U.S. Army
114th Infantry Regiment, 29th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 27, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Harry B. Doremus, Captain, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Verdun, October 27, 1918. Having been ordered to establish liaison between his company and the support unit on the right, Captain Doremus led his detail to its objective under heavy machine- gun fire. The successful completion of his work saved a most serious situation, but in the performance of his duty he was killed.
General Orders No. 21, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Hackensack, NJ

DOREY, HALSTEAD
Colonel, U.S. Army
4th Infantry Regiment, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 15, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Halstead Dorey, Colonel, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action north of Montfaucon, France, October 15,1918. When his men had become almost exhausted by 12 days' continuous fighting against stubborn resistance and had suffered heavy casualties, Colonel Dorey, himself suffering from a painful wound, went forward from his post of command through a heavy enemy barrage to the front line, where he reorganized his forces and directed the attacking units for two days, until he was again severely wounded. His conspicuous bravery inspired his troops to the successful assault of a strongly fortified ravine and woods which were of vital importance and resulted in the capture of numerous prisoners and much material.
General Orders No. 46, W.D., 1919
Home Town: St. Louis, MO

DOREY, LEO J.
Private, U.S. Army
Company F, 103d Infantry Regiment, 26th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 12, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Leo J. Dorey, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Bois-de-St. Remy, France, September 12, 1918. Throughout a period of extreme shelling and unusually heavy machine-gun fire, Private Dorey volunteered and carried messages repeatedly from his platoon to his company commander. He conveyed information which resulted in the capture of two officers and 22 men of the enemy.
General Orders 64, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Burlington, VT

DORGAN, JOHN JOSEPH
Private, U.S. Army
Company C, 356th Infantry Regiment, 89th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 23, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to John Joseph Dorgan, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Beney, France, September 23, 1918. Although wounded four times at the start of the engagement, Private Dorgan continued with the advance of his platoon. Under heavy fire, his comrades began to waver, and Private Dorgan immediately went to the assistance of the sergeant and aided greatly in keeping the men under control.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Toledo, OH

*DORSEY, JAMES W., JR.
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Company B, 104th Field Signal Battalion, 29th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 26, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to James W. Dorsey, Jr., Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Brabant-sur-Meuse, France, October 26, 1918. Upon learning that a number of soldiers had been buried in a dugout struck by an enemy shell, Private Dorsey immediately of his own volition left shelter, organized a rescuing party, and went to their aid, fearlessly exposing himself to a heavy shell fire. To save others he gave his own life.
General Orders No. 21, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Washington, DC

DOTY, MERL
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company K, 117th Infantry Regiment, 30th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 6, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Merl Doty, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Beaurevoir, France, October 6, 1918. Corporal Doty volunteered and crossed an open space swept by fire from enemy machine-guns and snipers to rescue wounded comrades.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Rockwell City, IA

DOUCETTE, GEORGE
Corporal, 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 George Doucette, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action north of Verdun, France, October 23, 1918. Although not required by his regular duties to do so, Corporal Doucette voluntarily went forward with the first attacking wave and displayed notable bravery in attacking machine-gun nests. After being wounded he continued to advance until he received a second wound which necessitated his evacuation.
General Orders No. 126, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Attleboro, MA

DOUDNA, JOHN F.
First Lieutenant (Medical Corps), U.S. Army
362d Infantry (Attached), 91st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 25, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to John F. Doudna, First Lieutenant (Medical Corps), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Gesnes, France, September 25, 1918. First Lieutenant Doudna was under constant shell fire with his battalion for 17 days, and though he had been painfully wounded by a machine-gun bullet, he remained at his post, rendering first aid to the wounded night and day, performing the duties of two other medical officers who had been incapacitated in addition to his own. Lieutenant Doudna's utter disregard for personal danger and complete devotion to duty made possible the rapid evacuation of the wounded, thus materially keeping up the morale of the combat troops and alleviating the suffering of the wounded.
General Orders No. No. 139, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Lake City, MI

DOUGENECK, FRANCIS
Corporal, 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 Francis Dougeneck, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Marcheville, France, September 26, 1918. When a patrol in charge of a wounded officer was entirely cut off by machine-gun and artillery fire, Corporal Dougeneck displayed great bravery by voluntarily carrying a message over grounds swept by machine-guns and later leading a rescuing party to the position.
General Orders No. 15, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Bristol, CT

DOUGHERTY, RAYMOND M.
Regimental Sergeant Major, U.S. Army
Headquarters Company, 30th Infantry Regiment, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 15, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Raymond M. Dougherty, Regimental Sergeant Major, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Bois d'Aigremont, France, July 15, 1918. Sergeant Major Dougherty constantly exposed himself to shell fire while receiving messages from runners and in giving directions to them. He also frequently removed his gas mask to make himself more clearly understood and encourage the runners by his example.
General Orders No. 32, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Lincoln, NE

DOUGHTY, CHARLES A.
Private, U.S. Army
Company C, 9th Infantry Regiment, 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 4, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Charles A. Doughty, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near La Fontaine au Croncq Farm, France, November 4, 1918. As a stretcher bearer, Private Doughty displayed exceptional courage in removing wounded men from a field swept by enemy machine-gun fire of such intensity that five men, other soldiers engaged in this work, were killed, and another wounded.
General Orders 95, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Broadwater, VA

DOUGLAS, JOHN E.
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 John E. Douglas, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near St. Etienne, France, October 8, 1918. Lieutenant Douglas was a member of a patrol consisting of himself, another officer, and three soldiers, which came under fire from an enemy machine-gun nest. Leading the patrol forward by short rushes to within a short distance of the enemy position, he had his companions take cover while he continued on alone in full view of the enemy, and by accurate fire from an automatic rifle at a range of 40 yards, silenced the nest, capturing 20 men and four machine-guns.
General Orders 66, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Bessemer, AL

*DOUGLAS, OTIS R.
Private, U.S. Army
Company C, 112th Infantry Regiment, 30th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 28, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Otis R. Douglas, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Bellicourt, France, September 29, 1918. Hearing cries of distress from a disabled tank, Private Douglas assisted an officer by advancing in the face of terrific machine-gun and shell fire to the spot. November 15, 1918, and near the Meuse River, November 5, 1918. On October 15, Sergeant Douglas led his platoon against a strong machine-gun nest in the open field east of the Bois-de-Pultier, capturing about 20 prisoners with very few casualties in his own platoon. On November 5, he led his platoon across the Meuse in the face of heavy machine-gun, rifle and artillery fire and successfully cleared the heights east of the river of strong enemy machine-gun positions.
General Orders No. 44, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Taylorsville, NC

DOUGLAS, REED S.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company L, 60th Infantry Regiment, 5th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 15 & November 5, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Reed S. Douglas, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Bois-de-Pultier, France, October 15, 1918, and near the Meuse River, November 5, 1918. On October 15 Sergeant Douglas led his platoon against a strong machine-gun nest in the open field east of Bois-de-Pultier, capturing about 20 prisoners, with very few casualties in his own platoon. On November 5 he led his platoon across the Meuse in the face of heavy machine-gun, rifle, and artillery fire and successfully cleared the heights east of the river of strong enemy machine-gun positions.
General Orders No. 64, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Pittsburgh, PA

*DOUGLASS, ALLAN W.
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
113th Field Artillery, 30th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 12, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Allan W. Douglass, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Limey, France, September 12, 1918. During the engagement, after having been struck by a shell splinter, Lieutenant Douglas continued his work of removing dead and wounded horses, and assisted in moving the carriages to a place of safety. He was again struck and killed. By his courage and devotion to duty he inspired the men of his section to continue their work successfully.
General Orders No. No. 15, W.D., 1923
Home Town: Buffalo, NY

DOUGLASS, JAMES M.
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
320th Machine-Gun Battalion, 82d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 14, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to James M. Douglass, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near St. Juvin, France, October 14, 1918. When his platoon had become greatly disorganized through many casualties, Lieutenant Douglass, although wounded, reorganized it, and led it through hazardous machine-gun and artillery fire. He remained on duty for several days, during which time he suffered acutely from his wounds, until ordered to a dressing station.
General Orders No. 46, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Russelville, AL

DOUGLASS, JOSEPH U.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company K, 107th Infantry Regiment, 27th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 29, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Joseph U. Douglass, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action east of Ronssoy, France, September 29, 1918. Corporal Douglass, with three other soldiers, went out into an open field under heavy shell and machine gun fire and succeeded in carrying back to our lines four seriously wounded men.
General Orders No. 20, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Ridgewood, NJ

DOVELL, CHAUNCEY E.
First Lieutenant (Medical Corps), U.S. Army
371st Infantry Regiment, 93d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 28 - 30, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Chauncey E. Dovell, First Lieutenant (Medical Corps), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Bussy Farm, Ardeuil, Montfauxelle, and Trieres Farm, France, September 28 - 30, 1918. Throughout three days of most intense action, Lieutenant Doveil worked unceasingly in caring for the wounded, disregarding a severe wound which he himself received in the neck by shall fragment. He remained continuously on duty, giving an example of fortitude and courage to all about him.
General Orders 78, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Somerset, VA

DOWNER, JOHN W.
Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Army
6th Field Artillery, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: March 11, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to John W. Downer, Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Beaumont, France, March 11, 1918. While commanding a battalion of artillery in support of an extensive raid, Colonel Downer was severely gassed. Despite his sickness and suffering from pain, he remained at his post, which was subjected to several direct hits, and directed the fire of his battalion. He rendered invaluable aid to the advancing infantry, holding his men at their posts during the intensity of the continual gas bombardment, lasting one entire night.
General Orders No. 32, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Norfolk, VA

DOWNEY, ERNEST L.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company G, 137th Infantry Regiment, 35th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 28, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Ernest L. Downey, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near the Bois-de-Montrebeau, France, September 28, 1918. After being severely wounded, Sergeant Downey, refused to go to the rear, but continued in the advance until the final objective was reached and his company relieved.
General Orders 98, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Pleasanton, KS

DOWNHAM, LEXIE
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Company M, 19th Infantry Regiment, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: May 28 - 30, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Lexie Downham, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Cantigny, France, May 28 - 30, 1918. Private First Class Downham captured, single-handed, by exercising unusual bravery, ten of the enemy.
General Orders No. 99, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Anderson, IN

DOWNS, FRANK J.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company B, 58th Infantry Regiment, 4th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 19, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Frank J. Downs, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Courchamps, France, July 19, 1918. During an enemy counterattack, when the units on his right and left were falling back, Sergeant Downs, promptly grasping the situation, fearlessly led his platoon forward 400 yards, broke up the enemy attack, and established a new line of resistance. His heroic conduct enabled adjoining units to advance.
General Orders No. No. 27, W.D., 1920
Home Town: Pottsville, PA

DOYLE, JOHN J.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company C, 23d Infantry Regiment, 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 4, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to John J. Doyle, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near St. Etienne- a-Arnes, France, October 4, 1918. Corporal Doyle, in charge of the runners, repeatedly carried important messages himself from company to battalion headquarters. He volunteered to deliver a message to an outpost through a hail of machine-gun bullets, and while performing this mission was wounded.
General Orders No. 46, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Peabody, MA

DOYLE, JOHN W.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 125th Infantry Regiment, 32d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: August 1, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to John W. Doyle, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Cierges, France, August 1, 1918. The Infantry, forced by vastly superior numbers to seek a more advantageous position, left 21 wounded men between the lines. Sergeant Doyle, together with Lieutenant Warde B. Smith and Private Krause, Medical Detachment, 125th Infantry, in broad daylight under concentrated machine-gun and artillery fire carried the wounded men to a place of safety, thus undoubtedly saving their lives. The indomitable courage and spirit thus displayed inspired the troops with renewed determination and courage.
General Orders No. 9, W.D., 1923
Home Town: Breckenridge, MI

DOYLE, WILLIAM
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company C, 100th Infantry Regiment, 28th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 27, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to William Doyle, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Apremont, France, September 27, 1918. When the advance of his company was halted by machine-gun fire from an enemy nest, Sergeant Doyle, utterly disregarding his own personal danger, volunteered to locate definitely, and silence, if possible, the destructive fire. With great skill and bravery he advanced about 500 yards beyond our lines and assisted in silencing the machine guns and capturing several prisoners. The courageous action of Sergeant Doyle greatly inspired his comrades and enabled his company to make a further advance.
General Orders No. No. 2, W.D., 2932
Home Town: Colwyn, PA

DOZER, OTIS V.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company F, 353d Infantry Regiment, 89th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 2, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Otis V. Dozer, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action in the Bois- de-Barricourt, France, November 2, 1918. Sergeant Dozer fearlessly exposed himself in the face of machine-gun fire for the purpose of setting an example to the men of his company. He was wounded while advancing, but continued until exhausted. His coolness and courage resulted in the capture of three machine-guns and their crews.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Cedar Vale, KS

DOZIER, CARMON
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Company B, 117th Infantry Regiment, 30th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 8, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Carmon Dozier, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Estrees, France, October 8, 1918. After being severely wounded by shell fire, Private Dozier crawled forward, killed two enemy machine-gunners, and captured their gun, thereby clearing the way for the further advance of his company.
General Orders No. 46, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Yorkville, TN

DOZIER, ROY C.
Private, U.S. Army
Company C, 16th Infantry Regiment, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 22, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Roy C. Dozier, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Soissons, France, July 22, 1918. While engaged as runner, Private Dozier displayed extreme courage and devotion to duty by carrying messages through heavy machine-gun and artillery fire, and through enemy occupied territory.
General Orders No. 26, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Hillman, GA

DRAKE, THOMAS D.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company A, 59th Infantry Regiment, 4th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 19 & September 29, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Thomas D. Drake, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Courchamps, France, July 19, 1918, and near Brieulles, France, September 29, 1918. After having successfully led his platoon to its objective in the attack of July 19, Sergeant Drake gathered together groups of other companies of the battalion which had become disorganized due to heavy losses and established under intense fire a line of defense which was held until the unit was relieved. On September 29 he was wounded in the hand, but refused to go to the rear and continued to perform his duties, frequently exposing himself to heavy machine-gun fire in order to control his command.
General Orders No. No. 10, W.D., 1920
Home Town: Lumberport, WV

DRAPER, CHARLES L.
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Company C, 107th Infantry Regiment, 27th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 29, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Charles L. Draper, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Ronssoy, France, September 29, 1918. After his company had passed beyond the first line of the enemy's resistance and at a time when hostile machine-gun fire presented the most formidable resistance to the advance, Private Draper, single- handed, rushed a hostile machine-gun position, killed both of its defenders, and captured the gun.
General Orders No. No. 16, W.D., 1920
Home Town: Carthage, NY

DRAUGHON, EDGAR S. W.
Private, U.S. Army
Sanitary Detachment, 120th Infantry Regiment, 30th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 29 - October 20, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Edgar S. W. Draughon, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near St. Quentin, France, September 29 to October 20, 1918. Throughout this period Private Draughon labored unceasingly in evacuating the wounded from the front lines to the battalion aid post. On October 19 Private Draughon, with complete disregard for his personal safety, advanced under heavy shell and machine-gun fire beyond the front line, rendered first aid to a wounded officer, and assisted him to the rear.
General Orders No. 35, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Fayetteville, NC

DRAVLAND, ALBERT B.
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Company G, 328th Infantry Regiment, 82d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 7, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Albert B. Dravland, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Chatel-Chehery, France, October 7, 1918. Acting as stretcher bearer, Private First Class Dravland displayed exceptional courage in transporting wounded from the battlefield under machine-gun and artillery fire. He worked continuously for more than 48 hours without a rest, supervising a detachment of stretcher bearers searching the woods for wounded.
General Orders No. 15, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Carbury, ND

DRAVO, CHARLES A.
Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Army
165th Infantry Regiment, 42d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 6 - 7, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Charles A. Dravo, Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Sedan, France, November 6 - 7, 1918. Leading the front-line battalion of his regiment throughout the entire attack. Colonel Dravo was constantly under accurate machine-gun fire and incessant artillery fire. Having been ordered to advance, he personally formed his lines for attack, despite the fact that for 29 hours he had labored without rest or relief, and led his command forward, in the face of fiercest fire, encountering and subduing the enemy after a hand-to-hand struggle.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Pittsburgh, PA

DREBEN, SAM
First Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company A, 141st Infantry Regiment, 36th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 8, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Sam Dreben, First Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near St. Etienne, France, October 8, 1918. Sergeant Dreben discovered a party of German troops going to the support of a machine-gun nest situated in a pocket near where the French and American lines joined. Sergeant Dreben called for volunteers and, with the aid of about 30 men, rushed the German positions, captured four machine-guns, killed more than 40 of the enemy, captured two, and returned to our lines without the loss of a man.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: El Paso, TX

DRECHSEL, GEORGE
Private, U.S. Army
Company F, 1st Gas Regiment, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 26, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to George Drechsel, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Moulin de Guenoville, France, September 26, 1918. With three other soldiers, he advanced nearly 200 yards over an open hillside exposed to machine-gun fire and carried two wounded men to the protection of a nearby trench.
General Orders No. 44, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Chicago, IL

DREES, ALBERT J.
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Machine-Gun Company, 364th Infantry Regiment, 91st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 26 - 29, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Albert J. Drees, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action in the Meuse-Argonne offensive, France, September 26 - 29, 1918. Seriously wounded by shrapnel, Private Drees refused evacuation, but remained with his gun team for three days, rendering great assistance through terrific encounter. His sufferings finally necessitated his removal to the hospital.
General Orders No. 44, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Los Angeles, CA

DRENNON, LOU H.
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 Lou H. Drennon, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Marcheville, France, November 10, 1918. During an attack on the town, Sergeant Drennon, although severely wounded, continued to lead his men until they had reached their objective, when he fell completely exhausted.
General Orders No. 32, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Ina, IL

DRESBACH, IRVIN H.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company H, 166th Infantry Regiment, 42d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 14, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Irvin H. Dresbach, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Sommerance, France, October 14, 1918. Taking command of the platoon and also the advance patrol, when both their leaders had become casualties, and despite the fact that he was so severely gassed than he could hardly speak, Sergeant Dresbach pushed vigorously forward, compelling the enemy to run in confusion and causing them to surrender to a nearby division.
General Orders No. 35, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Hallsville, OH

*DRESSEL, EVERETT GLEE
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Machine-Gun Company, 125th Infantry Regiment, 32d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: August 31, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Everett Glee Dressel, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Juvigny, France, August 31, 1918. After his company had captured two enemy fieldpieces and a large quantity of ammunition, enemy artillery attempted to blow up the ammunition with incendiary shells. At great risk of his life from the explosion of shells and grenades, he extinguished the fires, thereby insuring the safety of his comrades and the retention by his company of its advanced position.
General Orders No. No. 15, W.D., 1926
Home Town: Flint, MI

DROTNING, HAROLD J.
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Battery A, 125th Field Artillery, 32d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: August 4, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Harold J. Drotning, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near St. Gilles, south of Fismes, France, August 4, 1918. When the men of his battery position had been ordered to shelter on account of enemy shelling, Private Drotning, in company with two other men, rescued a French soldier from drowning in a stream. This act was performed while the valley was filled with mustard gas.
General Orders No. 21, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Milwaukee, WI

*DRUMM, CLARENCE M.
Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army
28th Infantry Regiment, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: May 28, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Clarence M. Drumm, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Cantigny, France, May 28, 1918. Second Lieutenant Drumm bravely led his platoon, through shell and machine-gun fire, to its objective, and fearlessly exposed himself by walking up and down his line to direct and encourage his men. After making certain that they were well cared for and just before it was possible for him to think of himself, he was killed.
General Orders No. 99, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Bigelow, KS

*DRY, CLARENCE C.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company I, 140th Infantry Regiment, 35th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 28, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Clarence C. Dry, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Exermont, France, September 28, 1918. Volunteering to ascertain the location of an enemy machine-gun nest, Sergeant Dry walked into the open to draw its fire; and, when, he was about 50 yards from the hostile position, he was kilted. His self-sacrificing act enabled his platoon to destroy the enemy nest.
General Orders 70, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Kansas City, MO

DRYSDALE, GEORGE
Private, U.S. Army
Headquarters Company, 167th Infantry Regiment, 42d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 29, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to George Drysdale, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Beuvardes, France, July 29, 1918. Upon learning that his platoon commander had been wounded, Private Drysdale voluntarily left cover and went to his assistance under intense enemy machine-gun fire. With another soldier, he administered first aid to the wounded officer and then carried him through the machine-gun fire to a place of safety.
General Orders 81, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Pratt City, AL

DU BOIS, VICTOR A.
Corporal, 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 Victor A. Du Bois, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action north of Verdun, France, October 23, 1918. When the sergeant in charge of his wiring- laying detail was wounded Corporal Du Bois assumed command and although himself wounded, continued the work and established liaison with the assaulting battalion. He then went back to the wounded sergeant, administered first aid and brought stretcher bearers to him.
General Orders No. 21, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Wakefield, MA

DUBIE, EUGENE
Private, 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 Eugene Dubie, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Belleau, France, July 20, 1918. Private Dubie displayed exceptional courage and initiative in single-handed attacks on groups of hostile machine-gun crews. In the face of murderous fire he led attacks in which centers of enemy resistance were overpowered.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Livermore Falls, ME

*DUBLINSKY, MORRIS
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Company M, 38th Infantry Regiment, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 15, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Morris Dublinsky, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Mezy, France, July 15, 1918. Prior to the German offensive of July 15, 1918, during an intense artillery bombardment by the enemy, Private Dublinsky voluntarily brought in two wounded comrades through the heavy fire.
General Orders No. 32, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Maiden, MA

DUBOIS, RUSSELL L.
Private, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 308th Infantry Regiment, 77th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: August 20, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Russell L. Dubois, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Ville Savoye, France, August 20, 1918. Although suffering acutely from the effects of mustard gas, Private Dubois refused to be evacuated, because of the great need of medical attention among his comrades. For three days he remained at his post, and only went to the rear when ordered to do so by his commanding officer.
General Orders No. 35, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Mount Kisco, NY

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

*DUDDERAR, MARSHALL B.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company K, 117th Infantry Regiment, 30th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 7, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Marshall B. Dudderar, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Geneve, France, October 7, 1918. Taking command of his company after the company commander had been wounded, Sergeant Dudderar led his men forward in the face of intense fire until further advance was impossible, when he proceeded alone for 25 yards, exposing himself in full view of the enemy in an effort to draw fire and thus locate a machine-gun nest that was causing losses. He returned with the desired information, but in the advance he was mortally wounded and died shortly afterward.
General Orders No. 21, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Chattanooga, TN

DUDLEY, MACK
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Company G, 128th Infantry Regiment, 32d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 1, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Mack Dudley, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Terny-Sorny, France, September 1, 1918. During the preparations for attack, Private First Class Dudley acted as runner, carrying several messages through extreme machine-gun and shell fire to the different platoon leaders, maintaining liaison until the reorganization was complete.
General Orders 64, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Dickson, TN

DUDZINSKI, FRANCISZAK
Private, U.S. Army
Company I, 120th Infantry Regiment, 32d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 31, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Franciszak Dudzinski, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Cierges, France, July 31, 1918. Under heavy machine-gun fire, Private Dudzinski went out in front of the position of his unit and administered first aid to three wounded men, being himself wounded while engaged in this courageous service.
General Orders No. No. 14, W.D., 1925
Home Town: Hamtramck, MI

DUELL, HOLLAND S.
Major, U.S. Army
306th Field Artillery, 77th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 28 - 29, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Holland S. Duell, Major, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Binarville, France, September 28 - 29, 1918. While in command of the 2d Battalion, 306th Field Artillery, Major Duell voluntarily took one of the guns of his battalion forward to a position in advance of the immediate front line of the 368th Infantry. Although subjected to heave machine-gun fire at short range and artillery fire he continued to direct the fire of his gun, and by his example of coolness and bravery encourage the gun detachment to remain at their gun, thereby assisting greatly in repulsing a severe counterattack of the enemy.
General Orders No. No. 38, W.D., 1922
Home Town: Yonkers, NY

DUEY, ARMA
Private First Class, 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 Arma Duey, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Jaulgonne, France, July 23, 1918. During the attack made by his company, Private Duey constantly carried messages under heaviest shell fire, insuring and maintaining liaison with all neighboring units.
General Orders 64, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Houtzdale, PA

DUFF, ELDON A.
Private, U.S. Army
Company B, 103d Infantry Regiment, 26th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 20, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Eldon A. Duff, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Belleau Wood, France, July 20, 1918. In the face of terrific enemy machine-gun fire, Private Duff voluntarily joined a squad of men from his company, openly exposed himself to the enemy, charged a machine-gun crew, and with his bayonet killed the gunner and all other members of the crew. His outstanding courage and devotion to duty inspired his comrades, raising their morale to a high pitch.
General Orders No. 9, W.D., 1923
Home Town: Eskridge, KS

DUFF, PHILIP T.
Private, U.S. Army
Company E, 132d Infantry Regiment, 33d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 9, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Philip T. Duff, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Consenvoye, France, October 9, 1918. During an enemy counterattack accompanied by heavy fire, Private Duff volunteered and carried an important message to the battalion commander. He later led the supporting company to its position in the line, displaying notable courage in facing machine-gun fire.
General Orders 78, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Chicago, IL

DUFFY, FRANCIS A.
Private, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 310th Infantry Regiment, 78th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 21 & October 16, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Francis A. Duffy, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Thiaucourt and Grand Pre, France, September 21 and October 16, 1918. On September 21, at Thiaucourt, France, Private Duffy remained in the front line trenches under heavy artillery and machine-gun fire, caring for the wounded, and displaying utter disregard for personal danger while administering first-aid treatment to 40 men. During the advance of his company from Statuvin to Grand Pre, Private Duffy followed immediately behind the first wave, under heavy machine-gun and shell fire, caring for the wounded as they fell.
General Orders No. 20, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Florence, NJ

DUFFY, FRANCIS P.
First Lieutenant (Chaplain), U.S. Army
165th Infantry Regiment, 42d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 28 - 31, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Francis P. Duffy, First Lieutenant (Chaplain), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action in the village of Villers-sur-Fere, France, July 28 to 31, 1918. Chaplain Duffy devoted himself tirelessly and unceasingly to the care of the wounded and dying. Despite a constant and severe bombardment with shells and aerial bombs, he continued to circulate in and about two aid stations and the hospitals, creating an atmosphere of cheerfulness and confidence by his courageous and inspiring example.
General Orders No. 99, W.D., 1918
Home Town: New York, NY

DUFFY, JOHN
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Company F, 306th Infantry Regiment, 77th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: August 14, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to John Duffy, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Bazoches, France, August 14, 1918. Private Duffy voluntarily joined a daylight patrol seeking information as to the strength and positions of the enemy, which was attacked about 100 yards beyond its own lines by an enemy hostile post of seven men. The enemy was immediately attacked from the rear, several of the men killed, and the survivors scattered. A moment later another enemy post was attacked and in hand-to-hand fighting, Private Duffy killed one of the enemy and was himself badly wounded. Although unable to walk and under heavy fire from near-by enemy posts, Private Duffy dragged himself to his own lines and gave valuable information as to the disposition of the enemy forces.
General Orders No. 16, W.D., 1923
Home Town: Brooklyn, NY

DUFFY, JOHN C.
Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army
Company F, 53d Infantry Regiment, 6th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 4, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to John C. Duffy, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Landersbach, Alsace, October 4, 1918. During an attack by a German raiding party of about 300 men, Second Lieutenant Duffy took command of a post where the five men manning it had been killed or wounded by liquid fire. By his coolness and fearless exposure of himself he was able to hold the post with a small reinforcement. After the raid he removed some 20 grenades which had become dangerously hot, due to the fire, and were about to explode.
General Orders No. No. 130, W.D., 1918
Home Town: New Bern, SC

DUFFY, MARK MATTHEW
First Lieutenant (Medical Corps), U.S. Army
124th Field Artillery (Attached), 33d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 1, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Mark Matthew Duffy, First Lieutenant (Medical Corps), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Romagne, France, November 1, 1918. First Lieutenant Duffy displayed exceptional bravery in caring for the wounded and directing their evacuation under heavy shell fire. During the action he went under concentrated fire and rescued several wounded men.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Chicago, IL

DUFFY, OWEN F.
Private, U.S. Army
Company K, 325th Infantry Regiment, 82d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 16, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Owen F. Duffy, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near St. Juvin, France, October 16, 1918. Private Duffy, with another soldier, voluntarily made several trips out into November 5-6, 1918. When his section leader was lulled, Private Dugan took command of the section and led it against a machine-gun nest, capturing three machine guns and prisoners. He was dangerously wounded in this encounter, but continued to lead his men forward until he fell exhausted from loss of blood.
General Orders 78, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Qwllacillw, NY

DUFFY, THOMAS J.
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Company G, 101st Infantry Regiment, 26th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 2, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Thomas J. Duffy, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action in the Bois-de-Wavrille, Troyon sector, France, October 2, 1918. While a member of a raiding party which penetrated to the enemy's second line, Private Duffy located a machine gun which was about to fire on the rear of his platoon. Exposing himself to heavy machine-gun fire he crawled to a position of vantage and shot the gunner and captured the gun and two other members of the crew.
General Orders No. No. 39, W.D., 1920
Home Town: Woburn, MA

*DUGAN, DANIEL, JR.
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
317th Infantry Regiment, 80th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 4, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Daniel Dugan, Jr., First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Nantillois, France, October 4, 1918. Lieutenant Dugan, after several attempts to gain a foothold in the Bois-des-Ogons had failed, courageously led a platoon across a ravine covered by enemy fire and gained a foothold in the woods. This attack was made in the face of heavy machine-gun fire from the front and flank. The personal leadership and courage displayed by Lieutenant Dugan were vital factors in the success of the attack.
General Orders No. No. 19, W.D., 1920
Home Town: Orange, NJ

*DUGAN, FRANK
Private, U.S. Army
Company A, 26th Infantry Regiment, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 5 - 6, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Frank Dugan, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action in the Argonne sector, France, October 5 - 6, 1918. When his section leader was killed, Private Dugan took command of the section and led it against a machine-gun nest, capturing three machine guns and prisoners. He was dangerously wounded in this encounter, but continued to lead his men forward until he fell exhausted from loss of blood.
General Orders No. 44, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Cleveland, OH

DUGAN, JOHN I.
Private, U.S. Army
Company B, 353d Infantry Regiment, 89th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 23, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to John I. Dugan, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Bois-de- Bantheville, France, October 23, 1918. Although badly wounded in the face, Private Dugan refused medical attention and assisted in an attack on a machine-gun nest, capturing one gun by himself.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Fort Scott, KS

*DUGAT, GEORGE T.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company D, 362d Infantry Regiment, 91st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 26, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to George T. Dugat, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Epinonville, France, September 26, 1918. Corporal Dugat, in company with two other soldiers, while advancing well to the front of the company as scouts, encountered eight enemy machine guns and four snipes, which by brave action and good judgment were put out of action and the enemy killed or captured. On October 1, 1918, while on duty with his company Corporal Dugat made the supreme sacrifice.
General Orders No. No. 2, W.D., 1931
Home Town: Weldon, MT

*DUKE, ARY A.
Private, U.S. Army
Company H, 167th Infantry Regiment, 42d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 15 - 16, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Ary A. Duke, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Souain, France, in the engagement of July 15 - 16, 1918. Private Duke displayed praiseworthy devotion to duty and courageous self-sacrifice when he remained at his post under heavy fire, receiving wounds that later caused his death.
General Orders No. 99, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Andalusia, AL

*DULANEY, DICK
Private, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 357th Infantry Regiment, 90th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 10, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Dick Dulaney, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Bantheville, France, November 10, 1918. Having been assigned to a company as first-aid man, Private Dulaney rendered most valiant service, working constantly under terrific fire. Never considering his own safety, he was always ready to administer to the wounded, his continued exposure resulting in wounds so severe that his death followed a few hours after receiving them.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: El Reno, OK

*DULEVITZ, FRED C.
Private, U.S. Army
Company K, 102d Infantry Regiment, 26th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 23 - 27, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Fred C. Dulevitz, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Verdun, France, October 23 - 27, 1918. When it became vitally important to get a message to the battalion commander, Private Dulevitz volunteered for the mission, knowing that it was necessary to pass through a terrific enemy barrage. Shortly after starting on his mission, and while passing through the murderous fire, he was instantly killed.
General Orders 64, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Hartford, CT

DULY, JOHN
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company D, 55th Infantry Regiment, 7th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 8, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to John Duly, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Jaulny, France, November 8, 1918. When one of his men became entangled in the barbed wire, Sergeant Duly alone went to his rescue under heavy fire. He then went forward, alone, through intense artillery and machine-gun fire to attack a machine-gun nest. While returning to our lines, he fell exhausted from fatigue and shell shock.
General Orders No. 32, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Bridgeport, CT

DUMAIS, CANDIDE
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 Candide Dumais, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Bois-de-St. Remy, France, September 12, 1918. When under heavy machine-gun fire, Corporal Dumais charged the machine gun from, the flank, killed the gunner, made five prisoners and put the gun out of action.
General Orders No. No. 19, W.D., 1921
Home Town: Waterville, ME

DUNBAR, CHARLES T.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company F, 4th Engineers, 4th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: August 5, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Charles T. Dunbar, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action west of Fismes, France, August 5, 1918. Corporal Dunbar was a member of a small detachment of Engineers which went out in advance of the front line of the Infantry, through an enemy barrage from 77-millimeter and 1-pounder guns, to construct a footbridge over the River Vesle. As soon as their operations were discovered machine-gun fire was opened upon them, but undaunted the party continued at work, removing the German wire entanglements and successfully completing a bridge, which was of great value in subsequent operations.
General Orders No. No. 145, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Sidney, NE

DUNCAN, ALVIN P.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company D, 16th Infantry Regiment, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 7, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Alvin P. Duncan, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Sedan, France, November 7, 1918. Sergeant Duncan led a daylight patrol against an enemy machine-gun emplacement, which was harassing the advance of his company. Under the murderous fire from this gun, his patrol was wiped out, but he pressed on alone, capturing the machine gun and gunner. He showed coolness and bravery under heavy fire and his action materially facilitated the advance of his company.
General Orders 64, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Smithville, MS

DUNCAN, BASIL E.
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Machine-Gun Company, 117th Infantry Regiment, 30th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 8 - 9, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Basil E. Duncan, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Busigny, France, October 8 - 9, 1918. Private Duncan, a runner, repeatedly carried messages with great coolness and daring, undeterred by the most intense artillery and machine-gun fire.
General Orders 78, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Fordtown, TN

*DUNCAN, CHARLES B.
Captain, U.S. Army
77th Field Artillery, 77th Field Artillery, 4th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 29, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Charles B. Duncan, Captain, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Bois-de-Septsarges, France, September 29, 1918. When an enemy shell landed in the ammunition dump of his battery, Captain Duncan jumped in among the burning shells and succeeded in getting the fuses away and extinguishing the fire. Later he was mortally wounded by enemy shell fire.
General Orders 71, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Nashville, TN

DUNCAN, EDWARD A.
First Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company A, 108th Infantry Regiment, 27th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 29, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Edward A. Duncan, First Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action east of Ronssoy, France, September 29, 1918. During the operations against the Hindenburg line First Sergeant Duncan displayed great gallantry and courage by going forward under heavy shell and machine-gun and bandaging the wounded and bringing them back to our lines. Throughout the engagement he exhibited a fearless disregard of the enemy's fire and performed valuable service by organizing new squads when his company was suffering heavy casualties as a result of shell and machine-gun fire.
General Orders No. 20, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Buffalo, NY

DUNCAN, ERNEST
Private, U.S. Army
Company A, 30th Infantry Regiment, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 15, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Ernest Duncan, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Crezancy, France, July 15, 1918. During the engagement Private Duncan set an example to the other members of his company by his gallant conduct. After the company was ordered to withdraw, he voluntarily returned to the position his company had held, and throughout the night assisted in evacuating the wounded.
General Orders No. 32, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Paris, MO

DUNCAN, GEORGE E.
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Company K, 139th Infantry Regiment, 35th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 28, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to George E. Duncan, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action in Montrebeau Woods, France, September 28, 1918. Upon seeing his brother killed by a bursting shell as he was leading his platoon forward, Private Duncan displayed the utmost bravery and initiative in rushing forward, taking command of the platoon, which had become depleted by casualties, and was in danger of becoming disorganized, and leading it forward in the advance.
General Orders 95, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Platte City, MO

DUNCAN, JOHN C.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company D, 354th Infantry Regiment, 89th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 1, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to John C. Duncan, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Remonville, France, November 1, 1918. In command of the leading group of his platoon, he encountered a machine-gun nest, containing six guns, about one hundred feet ahead of him. After opening fire on the enemy position, the automatic gunner and carrier of his group were shot. Corporal Duncan then took the automatic rifle and, running forward into the enemy fire shot and took prisoner the German machine-gun crews.
General Orders 87, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Whiteside, MO

DUNIGAN, PATRICK RICHARD
Major (Chaplain), U.S. Army
126th Infantry Regiment, 32d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 31 & August 1 - 4, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Patrick Richard Dunigan, Major (Chaplain), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Sergy, in the valley of the Ourcq River, France, July 31, August 1 - 4, 1918. While performing his duties as chaplain of the 126th Infantry, 32d Division, Chaplain Dunigan repeatedly displayed exceptional qualities of personal courage and heroism in attendance upon the wounded, and dying, going from the most advanced points of the firing line to the several dressing stations, crossing and re-crossing the lowlands of the Ourcq River which were under intense artillery and machine-gun fire; again crossing and re-crossing them when the entire valley was drenched with gas, and against the protests of officers who warned him that he was doing so at the imminent risk of his own life. After having been severely gassed while in the performance of these errands of mercy, and tagged for evacuation, he refused to be evacuated and still persisted in carrying his errands of mercy to the wounded and dying, thereby enhancing the morale of the troops in his fearless disregard of personal danger and contributed materially to the success of the capture of the heights beyond the Ourcq River and the advance to the Vesle river at Fismes.
General Orders No. No. 15, W.D., 1923
Home Town: Emmett, MI

DUNLAP, JAY
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company L, 111th Infantry Regiment, 28th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 1, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Jay Dunlap, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action in the Argonne Forest, France, October 1, 1918. Knowing that two men were killed in attempting to rescue a wounded comrade who was lying far in front of the line, Corporal Dunlap volunteered and attempted the rescue. Despite the severe fire directed at this point, he successfully accomplished his mission.
General Orders No. 50, W.D., 1919
Home Town: East Pittsburgh, PA

DUNN, DON
Private First Class, U.S. Army
140th Ambulance Company, 110th Sanitary Train, 35th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 29, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Don Dunn, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Charpentry, France, September 29, 1918. Working as a litter bearer in the advanced area, when our front line dropped back, Private First Class Dunn remained on the field alone during the night, dressed the wounds of a number of soldiers, and carried them to the protection of a shell hole, later carrying them back to the Dressing Station. He continually exposed himself to machine-gun and artillery fire during this work.
General Orders No. 59, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Oklahoma City, OK

DUNN, GEORGE H.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company M, 110th Infantry Regiment, 28th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 30, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to George H. Dunn, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Cierges, France, July 30, 1918. Early in the attack Sergeant Dunn was wounded in the leg by a bullet and ordered to the first-aid station, but he refused to leave and continued on in the advance. He assisted in the reorganization of his platoon and led a section forward in the attack. His conduct was of great value to his organization commander during this difficult operation.
General Orders No. No. 55, W.D., 1920
Home Town: Latrobe, PA

*DUNN, JAMES R.
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Company B, 116th Infantry Regiment, 29th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 8, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to James R. Dunn, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Bois-Brabant-sur-Meuse, France, October 8, 1918. Private Dunn, with four other soldiers, fearlessly attacked eight machine-gun positions and succeeded, after stubborn resistance, in capturing both the guns and the crews.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Richmond, VA

DUNN, JOSEPH H.
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 Joseph H. Dunn, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Marcheville, France, September 25 - 26, 1918. Captain Dunn assisted in establishing and maintaining an ambulance dressing station in an advanced position, where he labored heroically dressing and evacuating the wounded in full view of the enemy, under constant heavy bombardment by the enemy.
General Orders No. No. 14, W.D., 1925
Home Town: Rockland, MA

DUNN, JOSEPH J.
Private, U.S. Army
Company K, 111th Infantry Regiment, 28th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 26, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Joseph J. Dunn, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action in the Argonne Forest, France, September 26, 1918. Having become separated from his combat group, Private Dunn was making his way back to his lines when he came upon a machine-gun crew of four of the enemy. Rushing them with his pistol and hand grenades, he demanded and accomplished their surrender. He returned with the captured men and gun.
General Orders No. 50, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Philadelphia, PA

DUNNE, CHRISTOPHER C.
Private, U.S. Army
Company D, 131st Infantry Regiment, 33d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: August 9, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Christopher C. Dunne, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Chipilly Ridge, France, August 9, 1918. In an attack on an enemy machine-gun nest he bayoneted the gunner and captured four others of the crew. Although wounded in this action, he showed great devotion to duty by remaining with his squad until the line was consolidated.
General Orders No. 128, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Chicago, IL

DUNNE, JAMES F.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Headquarters Company, 7th Field Artillery, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 4, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to James F. Dunne, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Very, France, October 4, 1918. After three of his operators were killed and he himself was wounded, Corporal Dunne refused to be evacuated, but remained at his switchboard, maintaining uninterrupted communication.
General Orders No. 32, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Dorchester, MA

DUNNE, THOMAS J.
First Lieutenant (Chaplain), U.S. Army
306th Infantry Regiment, 77th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 26 - November 11, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Thomas J. Dunne, First Lieutenant (Chaplain), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action during the Meuse-Argonne offensive, France, September 26 to November 11, 1918. While a crossroads was being heavily shelled by enemy artillery and after several men had been killed and others wounded, Chaplain Dunne, utterly disregarding his own safety, went to their assistance and ministered to them. He constantly exposed himself to the heaviest fire in order to assist the wounded men of his regiment, at all times displaying heroic conduct and superb devotion to his duty. His splendid and consistent bravery and contempt for his own safety was a continuing inspiration to every man in his regiment and served to build up a fine sense of duty and soldierly obligation in the organization.
General Orders No. No. 14, W.D., 1923
Home Town: Stapleton, NY

DUNNINGTON, WALTER G., JR.
Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army
10th Field Artillery, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 14 - 15, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Walter G. Dunnington, Jr., Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near St. Eugene, France, July 14 - 15, 1918. Wounded and gassed while directing the fire of one platoon of his company under terrific bombardment, Lieutenant Dunnington refused to be relieved. Although the area surrounding his position was heavily saturated with gas, he removed his gas mask in order that he could make his commands heard above the roar of the guns.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Farmville, VA

DUNSING, CLARENCE L. A.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company A, 115th Infantry Regiment, 29th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 18, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Clarence L. A. Dunsing, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Molleville, France, October 18, 1918. During a heavy bombardment, Corporal Dunsing, who was on duty as gas noncommissioned officer, went along the front line of his company and administered first-aid treatment to several seriously wounded men.
General Orders No. 44, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Frederick, MD

*DUPRE, HAROLD J.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company L, 9th Infantry Regiment, 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 3, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Harold J. Dupre, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Medeah Ferme, France, October 3, 1918. Sergeant Dupre gallantly led his half platoon against an enemy machine-gun nest, and captured the position, together with four machine guns and about 60 prisoners. Immediately after this he fell mortally wounded.
General Orders No. 20, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Syracuse, NY

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

DURHAM, JAMES E.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company D, 3d Machine-Gun Battalion, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 19, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to James E. Durham, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Ploisy, France, July 19, 1918. When the officer commanding his machine-gun platoon had been wounded, Sergeant Durham took command of the platoon and the adjacent Infantry, whose officers had become casualties, displaying extraordinary heroism in leading both to attack the enemy artillery while subject to direct fire from their guns. By his conspicuous coolness and unfaltering courage at a very critical time, he inspired great confidence in the men under his control, while consolidating the positions at the final objective.
General Orders 81, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Buffalo, KY

DURING, FRED
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
4th Infantry Regiment, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 4, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Fred During, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Nantillois, France, October 4, 1918. Lieutenant During crossed an open field toward the enemy under the heaviest of machine-gun fire, enfilading and frontal, in order to give directions to French tanks for an attack on enemy machine-guns. He was wounded in the leg and received a second wound while returning to his company. In spite of his wounds, he directed the attack from a shell hole until carried from the field, due to loss of blood.
General Orders No. No. 19, W.D., 1920
Home Town: Lawton, OK

DURR, JOSEPH S.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company D, 308th Infantry Regiment, 77th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: August 23 - September 1, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Joseph S. Durr, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Fismes, France, August 23 to September 1, 1918. After several attempts had been made by large groups to take a small position in the woods north of our forces, Corporal Durr volunteered and was given 14 men with instructions to reach and hold the position until relieved. He made an attempt to perform this duty and within a short time five of his men were killed and five wounded. He nevertheless continued with the four remaining men in spite of heavy enemy resistance and succeeded in reaching the objective, holding the position gained for 48 hours. He then reported to his commanding officer and returned to the position with assurance that reinforcements would be furnished. He held the position throughout the night when he again encountered intense enemy machine-gun and shell fire that killed the remaining 4 members of his party. Corporal Durr's display of extraordinary heroism by holding his position under trying conditions was of great value to his organization.
General Orders No. No. 16, W.D., 1929
Home Town: New York, NY

DUTTON, HERBERT WALLACE
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
109th Infantry Regiment, 28th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 5, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Herbert Wallace Dutton, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Fismette, France, September 5, 1918. When his battalion commander was wounded during the crossing of the Vesle River, Lieutenant Dutton assumed command, rallied the scattered men, and reorganized them into fighting units, inspiring them by his own brave and determined spirit. His judgment in selecting strong points and making his dispositions made possible the success of the operation. In the course of the action Lieutenant Dutton encountered a hostile machine-gun nest, killing the officer in command of it with a rifle, and capturing 14 prisoners. He then turned the captured gun on the enemy and expended 4,000 rounds of captured ammunition in covering an exposed flank.
General Orders No. No. 24, W.D., 1920
Home Town: Stroudsburg, PA

DUTY, RAY
Corporal, U.S. Army
Battery A, 10th Field Artillery, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 23 - 26, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Ray Duty, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action during the Meuse-Argonne offensive, France, October 23 to 26, 1918. Corporal Duty volunteered and succeeded in carrying messages between the front line and advance P.C., when other runners failed to get through under severe fire of artillery and machine guns.
General Orders No. No. 10, W.D., 1920
Home Town: Cincinnati, OH

DWIGGINS, DANIEL M.
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
167th Infantry Regiment, 42d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 29, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Daniel M. Dwiggins, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Beuvardes, France, July 29, 1918. Commanding a platoon of 37 mm. guns, Lieutenant Dwiggins carried two guns over the top of a hill 7212, under intense machine-gun fire, and placing them in an open wheat field and opened effective fire at short range on the enemy machine-gun nests. Heavy shell fire was directed at his guns and one of them was put out of action. Sending his men to cover, beneath the crest of the hill he remained with the second gun, in the face of heavy machine-gun and artillery fire, Even being wounded in the leg by a machine-gun bullet, he continued to fire his gun until it exploded, displaying remarkable disregard for personal safety.
General Orders 98, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Drew, MS

DYE, HENRY E.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company D, 126th Infantry Regiment, 32d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: August 29, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Henry E. Dye, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Juvingy, France, August 29, 1918. After an advance through heavy machine-gun fire, from which his organization had suffered many casualties and he himself had been twice wounded, Corporal Dye had taken refuge in a shell hole, when he heard the cries of a wounded comrade, who was lying in an exposed position. Disregarding the intense machine-gun fire, Corporal Dye crossed an open space, dressed the wounds of his comrade and carried him to shelter.
General Orders No. 44, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Walworth, NE

DYER, HERBERT RALPH
First 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 Herbert Ralph Dyer, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Premont, France, October 9, and near Molain, France, October 17, 1918. On October 9, when his company was held up by heavy fire from numerous machine guns, Lieutenant Dyer showed extraordinary bravery in driving them out and allowing the advance of the battalion to continue. On October 17, when all the officers of an adjoining company had been killed, he promptly took command under the terrific enemy fire, and although twice wounded continued to lead the two companies in the advance.
General Orders No. 68, W.D., 1920
Home Town: Columbia, TN

 

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*EADS, LEE S.
Captain, U.S. Army
60th Infantry Regiment, 5th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 15 - 17, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Lee S. Eads, Captain, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Regnieville, France, September 15 - 17, 1918. Prompted by his great devotion to duty Captain Eads preferred to remain on duty with a detachment of his company organized as a carrying party, desiring to see that his detail performed the work assigned to them to the very utmost. While thus engaged he received severe wounds, which proved to be the cause of his death.
General Orders No. 20, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Hamilton, MO

EARL, ELMER
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company K, 369th Infantry Regiment, 93d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 26, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Elmer Earl, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Ripont Swamp, France, September 26, 1918. While passing through a swamp where most of the platoon was wounded, Corporal Earl dressed the wounds of several of his comrades, and, after reaching the shelter of a hill beyond, returned repeatedly and assisted many of his comrades to a place of safety.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Goshen, NY

EARLE, WILLIAM J.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company E, 9th Infantry Regiment, 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 8, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to William J. Earle, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Medeah Ferme, France, October 8, 1918. When his company had been held up by a machine-gun nest Corporal Earle advanced on the nest from the flank and captured it single- handed.
General Orders No. 21, W.D., 1919
Home Town: East St. Louis, IL

EARLY, BERNARD
Corporal (Acting Sergeant), U.S. Army
Company G, 328th Infantry Regiment, 82d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 8, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Bernard Early, Corporal (Acting Sergeant), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Chatel-Chehery, France, October 8, 1918. When in command of a party of 17 men Sergeant Early flanked a German battalion. Upon being suddenly confronted by about 200 of the enemy, Sergeant Early decided to attack despite the disparity of numbers. By his quick decision and excellent leadership Sergeant Early effected a successful surprise attack, which he led and commanded until severely wounded by enemy machine-gun fire. The conspicuous gallantry and outstanding leadership on the part of Sergeant Early so inspired the remainder of his small command that it continued the attack until the enemy battalion was either killed or taken prisoner.
General Orders No. No. 22, W.D., 1929
Home Town: New Haven, CT

EAST, JAMES
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company A, 308th Infantry Regiment, 77th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 29, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to James East, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Binarville, France, September 29, 1918. Sergeant East volunteered and guided three wounded men to a first-aid station through heavy machine-gun lire. He was wounded while on this mission; but, learning that his company was to make an advance, refused to be evacuated, and returned to duty, gathering important information as to the enemy positions.
General Orders No. 35, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Quinton, KY

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

EATON, STARR SEDGWICK
Captain, U.S. Army
23rd Infantry Regiment, 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 1, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Starr Sedgwick Eaton, Captain, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Chateau- Thierry, France, July 1, 1918. Captain Eaton displayed notable coolness and courage during the attack by his company, winning a brilliant success and capturing a large number of prisoners and a, quantity of enemy munitions. After obtaining his objective he personally led a small detachment against a hostile machine-gun and silenced it, capturing in person the machine gunners and destroying the nest.
General Orders No. No. 117, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Madison, WI

*EBBERT, PETER W.
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
58th Infantry Regiment, 4th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: August 7, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Peter W. Ebbert, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Ville Savoye, France, August 7, 1918. Lieutenant Ebbert, acting as battalion supply officer, conducted numerous details of food and ammunition through the heavy enemy artillery barrage. Later in the day he volunteered for observation duty and was posted in a prominent tower, where he was killed by a direct artillery hit.
General Orders No. 27, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Glen Rock, NJ

EBERLIN, RALPH
First Lieutenant, 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 Ralph Eberlin, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Mezy, France, July 15, 1918. Although severely wounded during the first attack of the Germans on the railroad line near Mezy, Lieutenant Eberlin remained in command of his platoon and held an exposed flank against repeated attacks of the enemy.
General Orders No. 59, W.D., 1919
Home Town: New York, NY

ECHOLS, BYRON C.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company B, 3d Machine-Gun Battalion, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 4, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Byron C. Echols, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action northwest of Epinonville, France, October 4, 1918. When the advance of the Infantry line was held up by enemy machine-gun fire, Corporal Echols led his machine-gun crew in advance of the Infantry line and, although exposed to heavy machine-gun and artillery fire, he acted as gunner and opened an effective fire which silenced two enemy machine guns and allowed the Infantry to advance. Later he again led his crew forward and while engaging an enemy machine-gun nest was severely wounded.
General Orders No. No. 10, W.D., 1920
Home Town: Brilliant, AL

*ECKEL, WILLIAM H.
Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army
117th Infantry Regiment, 30th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 7, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to William H. Eckel, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Ponchaux, France, October 7, 1918. When heavy fire was encountered from enemy machine-gun nests located in a railroad cut, Lieutenant Eckel led his platoon in several successful attacks on these nests, personally killing and wounding a number of the enemy with his pistol and disarming one of them in a hand-to-hand struggle. He then reorganized the captured position and held out against the enemy with such men as he had left, opening fire himself with an automatic rifle, which he secured from a dead soldier. While attempting to destroy some enemy machine-gun nests in front of his platoon this gallant officer was mortally wounded by a shell fragment.
General Orders 74, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Knoxville, TN

ECKER, FREDERICK W.
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
115th Infantry Regiment, 29th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 10, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Frederick W. Ecker, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Verdun, France, October 10, 1918. While leading his platoon in the Bois-de- Cosenvoye in an attack against strong enemy machine-gun nests, Lieutenant Ecker was severely wounded. He continued to advance, and routed the enemy from their positions and refused to leave his platoon until it was reorganized.
General Orders No. 2, W.D., 1919
Home Town: New York, NY

*ECKWEILER, ROBERT J.
Private, U.S. Army
Company C, 3d Ammunition Train, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 15, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Robert J. Eckweiler, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Crezancy, and Chateau-Thierry, France, July 15, 1918. On the morning of July 15, Private Eckweiler, with Private McNamee, volunteered and brought up a truck for the purpose of saving the records of the 30th Infantry, which were in danger of capture. He was killed while attempting this mission.
General Orders 78, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Notch, PA

ECONOMOS, CONSTANTINE D.
Private, U.S. Army
Company B, 131st Infantry Regiment, 33d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 26, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Constantine D. Economos, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action during the Meuse-Argonne offensive, France, September 26, 1918. With three other soldiers Private Economos charged and captured a battery of three .77 field pieces which, protected by machine guns, were firing point-blank on the position held by his company. This deed enabled his company to continue the advance.
General Orders No. No. 5, W.D., 1920
Home Town: Chicago, IL

*EDDY, HENRY LESLIE
Second Lieutenant (Infantry), U.S. Army
82d Company, 6th Regiment (Marines)(Attached), 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: June 4, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Henry Leslie Eddy, Second Lieutenant (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Chateau-Thierry, France, June 4, 1918. Second Lieutenant Eddy, U.S. Army, while attached to 82d Company, 6th Regiment, U.S. Marine Corps, gave the supreme proof of that extraordinary heroism which will serve as an example to hitherto untried troops.
General Orders No. 15, W.D., 1919
Home Town: New Britain, CT

EDELL, CHRISTOPHER L.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company D, 303d Engineers, 78th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 30, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Christopher L. Edell, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Thiaucourt, France, September 30, 1918. With utter disregard for his own personal safety and in the face of intense enemy shell fire, Corporal Edell voluntarily crossed "No Man's Land" during a heavy enemy barrage and brought back three members of his command who were wounded and helpless in front of the trenches, thereby saving the lives of these men and setting an example of soldierly courage and determination to the members of his organization.
General Orders No. No. 12, W.D., 1929
Home Town: Patterson, NJ

EDGAR, FRED W.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company G, 30th Infantry Regiment, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 24,1 918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Fred W. Edgar, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Jaulgonne, France, July 24, 1918. Corporal Edgar placed five wounded men in a shell hole in front of the enemy's machine-gun emplacements and protected them until nightfall with his rifle fire. He then went for aid and returned with stretchers to find that three of them had left the place. After helping to carry the two remaining to the rear, he returned to make further search, in which he was unsuccessful, but returned with one German prisoner whom he had captured.
General Orders No. 32, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Le Raysville, PA

EDMISTON, ANDREW, JR.
Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army
39th Infantry Regiment, 4th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: August 2, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Andrew Edmiston, Jr., Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action in the Foret-de-Fere, France, August 2, 1918. While in command of a platoon of his regiment it was severely bombed by enemy planes and under intense artillery fire. Serious disorganization followed the bombing. Taking steps for the safety of his unit Lieutenant Edmiston went forward under heavy artillery fire and assisted in the reorganization of units and, though badly wounded, insisted upon the evacuation of all other wounded before accepting first aid for himself. His splendid example of courage and devotion inspired every man of his command.
General Orders No. 9, W.D., 1923
Home Town: Weston, WV

EDMUNDS, EDWARD, JR
Captain, U.S. Army
102d Infantry Regiment, 26th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 27, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Edward Edmunds, Jr., Captain, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Verdun, France, October 27, 1918. An order having been received from division headquarters for an accurate report on the strength present in the front line, Captain (then First Lieutenant) Edmunds crawled from shell hole to shell hole in broad daylight and in plain view of the enemy who kept him under a continuous sniping fire from numerous machine guns. Going on under these conditions he personally counted every man in the front line of the battalion that he was commanding and made his report to the regimental commander.
General Orders No. 44, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Newton, MA

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

EDWARDS, DANIEL R.
Private, U.S. Army
Company C, 3d Machine-Gun Battalion, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: May 28 - 30, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Daniel R. Edwards, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Cantigny, France, may 28 - 30, 1918. Serving as gunner of his machine-gun squad Private Edwards advanced with the first assault line of the Infantry and while passing through the village of Cantigny at 5:30 a.m., May 28 carrying his machine gun upon his shoulder, he was attacked by an enemy soldier and bayoneted, receiving a severe wrist wound; the enemy soldier was killed by an infantryman. Continuing in the advance beyond Cantigny and meeting intense enemy fire, the attacking wave was halted. Private Edwards with his squad remained in an advanced position, protecting with his fire the Infantry which had fallen back to a more advantageous position and were entrenching. While thus engaged the machine gunners repulsed two determined enemy counterattacks, during which the three members of the squad accompanying Private Edwards were killed and he himself severely wounded. Despite these wounds, which he himself dressed, he remained alone in his position throughout the day, firing whenever a target offered, withstanding attacks by liquid fire and machine-gun fire, he refused to be evacuated and continued to operate his gun until nightfall, when his company was relieved. His extraordinary bravery and devotion to duty, his fortitude and undaunted determination despite his numerous and painful wounds, incited the men of his battalion to splendid endeavors and raised their morale to an extremely high pitch.
General Orders No. No. 15, W.D., 1923
Home Town: Bruceville, TX
Other Award: Medal of Honor (WWI)

*EDWARDS, GARRETT
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company F, 16th Infantry Regiment, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 19, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Garrett Edwards, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Soissons, France, July 19, 1918. When the infantry of which Sergeant Edwards was a part was held up by an enemy machine-gun nest which was inflicting heavy losses upon his platoon, he unhesitatingly went forward to ascertain its location and was killed while performing this courageous duty.
General Orders No. 15, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Kittyton, TN

*EDWARDS, GEORGE H.
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Battery C, 105th Field Artillery, 27th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 26, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to George H. Edwards, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Forges, France, September 26, 1918. In the face of heavy machine-gun fire, at great personal risk, Private Edwards crawled out from a position of safety and rescued a wounded soldier who was lying exposed to the enemy fire. Private Edwards was killed later in the advance while charging a machine-gun nest.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Brooklyn, NY

EDWARDS, HARLEY S.
Private, U.S. Army
Battery E, 12th Field Artillery, 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 4 - 5, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Harley S. Edwards, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Somme-Py, France, October 4 - 5, 1918. During a violent enemy counter-barrage, Private Edwards with Private Russell Morgan, remained on duty for 14 hours, repairing the telephone line from their battery position to the battalion post of command, 250 meters away. Within this period the wires were cut by shell fire more than 20 times, but these two soldiers, displaying remarkable coolness and disregard of danger, promptly mended all breaks and maintained constant communication between the battalion and the battery commanders.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Titusville, PA

EDWARDS, HUGH F.
Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army
9th Infantry Regiment, 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 1, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Hugh F. Edwards, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Vaux, on July 1, 1918. Second Lieutenant Edwards led his platoon against heavy machine-gun fire, silenced several machine-guns, established his guns at his objective, repelled a counterattack on his left flank, personally killed two of the enemy.
General Orders No. 99, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Hamilton, KS

EDWARDS, NORMAN E.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company H, 364th Infantry Regiment, 91st Division
Date of Action: September 28, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Norman E. Edwards, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Eclisfontaine, France, September 28, 1918. Going forward alone and in the open 100 yards in front of his company, Corporal Edwards fired a rifle grenade into a machine-gun nest. The fire of the machine guns immediately slackened, and when they were captured it was found that only three of the enemy remained to man four guns.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Chicago, IL

EDWARDS, PAUL S.
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
Signal Corps (Attached), 304th Brigade, Tank Corps, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 26, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Paul S. Edwards, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Cheppy, France, September 26, 1918. During the attack on Cheppy Lieutenant Edwards displayed unusual gallantry by crossing a fire-swept area and carrying messages to tanks, coolly moving from one to another and informing the drivers of his mission, under a fire so heavy and accurate that many of the tanks were struck by bullets while he was standing by.
General Orders No. 20, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Little Rock, AR

*EGLER, FREDERICK A.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company M, 320th Infantry Regiment, 80th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 11, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Frederick A. Egler, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Cunel, France, October 11, 1918. Advancing alone far beyond the lines, Sergeant Egler encountered and attacked an enemy machine-gun emplacement, killing an officer and capturing two guns, causing the enemy, about eight in number, to flee in disorder. During the action on November 1, Sergeant Egler received wounds which caused his death.
General Orders No. 32, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Pittsburgh, PA

EHLERS, CARL H.
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 Carl H. Ehlers, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Eclisfontaine, France, September 28, 1918. Responding to a call for volunteers, Corporal Ehlers, with five others, advanced 400 yards beyond their front to bring in wounded comrades. They succeeded in rescuing seven of their men, also in bringing in the dead body of a lieutenant, while exposed to terrific machine-gun fire.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Sacramento, CA

EICH, WERNER
Private, U.S. Army
Company K, 166th Infantry Regiment, 42d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 7, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Werner Eich, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Sedan, France, November 7, 1918. Private Eich was a member of a patrol sent put to silence machine-gun nests which were holding up the battalion's advance. When the officer leading the patrol fell mortally wounded, this soldier went to his assistance in the face of heavy fire from machine guns only 100 yards away, three other soldiers being killed in similar attempts.
General Orders No. 44, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Mount Washington, OH

EICHELSDOERFER, ROBERT M.
First Lieutenant (Cavalry), U.S. Army
Aide-de-Camp, 2d Infantry Brigade, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 7, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Robert M. Eichelsdoerfer, First Lieutenant (Cavalry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Mouzon, France, November 7, 1918. Lieutenant Eichelsdoerfer with another officer made a most hazardous reconnaissance of the enemy position along the River Meuse and supplied valuable information of these positions. During the entire exploit they were constantly under enemy observations and heavy fire of their guns.
General Orders No. No. 3, W.D., 1922
Home Town: Indianapolis, IN

EICHORN, VICTOR L.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Sanitary Detachment, 165th Infantry Regiment, 42d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 16, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Victor L. Eichorn, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at St. Benoit, France, September 16, 1918. While the regimental dressing station was under heavy shell fire Sergeant Eichern volunteered to lead a squad of litter bearers to rescue several wounded men of another regiment who had been caught in a heavy barrage. He succeeded in leading his squad for a distance of three kilometers through a constant severe bombardment under direct observation of the enemy artillery and snipers to an outpost outside of his own regimental sector. He brought in one wounded officer and seven severely wounded soldiers without losing any of his own men.
General Orders No. No. 131, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Brooklyn, NY

EIGENAUER, JOHN E.
Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army
Company H, 60th Infantry Regiment, 5th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 15, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to John E. Eigenauer, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Bois-des-Rappes, France, October 15, 1918. Advancing ahead of his platoon, Lieutenant (then Sergeant) Eigenauer engaged two enemy machine-gun nests, killing all the gunners. He then led his platoon forward until the fire of the enemy became so dense that he was obliged to dig in.
General Orders 87, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Philadelphia, PA

EIKLEBERRY, GIDEON J.
Sergeant First Class, U.S. Army
Photographic Section, Signal Corps (Attached), 26th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 20, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Gideon J. Eikleberry, Sergeant First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Bouresches, France, July 20, 1918. Sergeant Eikleberry fearlessly advanced to a forward position during the attack of the 104th Infantry, in order to secure pictures of the attacking troops. After being severely wounded he continued his work until ordered to the rear. His gallant conduct stimulated the morale of the advancing troops.
General Orders No. 68, W.D., 1920
Home Town: Jeffersonville, IL

EKLUND, EMIL J.
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
58th Infantry Regiment, 4th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 5, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Emil J. Eklund, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Bois-du- Fays, France, October 5, 1918. The courageous conduct of Lieutenant Eklund while in command of the left flank platoon of the division during a strong enemy counterattack, exposed to heavy machine-gun and rifle fire, had a great moral effect on his men. The attack was repulsed after a hand-to-hand encounter in which many casualties were suffered.
General Orders No. No. 16, W.D., 1920
Home Town: Butte, MT

*ELIA, PASQUALE
Private, U.S. Army
Company K, 7th Infantry Regiment, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 5, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Pasquale Elia, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Cierges, France, October 5, 1918. Private Elia, on his own initiative, advanced to an exposed position of great danger, and with his automatic rifle killed 18 Germans. Due to the individual efforts of this soldier his company was able to advance. He continued his fire until he was killed.
General Orders No. No. 10, W.D., 1920
Home Town: Webster, PA

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

ELIOT, AMORY VIVION
Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army
307th Infantry Regiment, 77th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 2, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Amory Vivion Eliot, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action between Fismette and Bazoches, France, September 2, 1918. Lieutenant Eliot advanced in front of our lines, exposed to close range enemy machine-gun fire, and rescued a severely wounded soldier.
General Orders No. No. 2, W.D., 1920
Home Town: New York, NY

ELKINS, STEPHEN B.
Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army
105th Infantry Regiment, 27th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 29, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Stephen B. Elkins, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action east of Ronssoy, France, September 29, 1918. During the operations against the Hindenburg line Lieutenant Elkins, with three sergeants, occupied an outpost position in advance of the line, which was attacked by a superior force of the enemy. He so directed his small detachment that he succeeded in repulsing the attack, killing ten Germans, capturing five, and putting the rest of the enemy to flight. The bravery and determination displayed by this group were an inspiration to all who witnessed them.
General Orders No. 20, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Birmingham, AL

ELLER, LLOYD
Private, U.S. Army
Company B, 2d Engineers, 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 10, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Lloyd Eller, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Mouzon, France, November 10, 1918. During the construction of a floating footbridge across the Meuse River the engineers were subjected to violent machine-gun and small arms fire at short range. Private Eller was undismayed by the enemy's fire and the fact that most of the men around him had fallen. When the bridge broke, he lashed it together and then despite his drenched condition from the icy water volunteered as bridgehead guard on the enemy's side of the river.
General Orders No. No. 3, W.D., 1935
Home Town: Enders Lake, NE

ELLET, MONROE
Private, 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 Monroe Ellet, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Thiaucourt, France, September 12, 1918. Acting as spare cannoneer, Private Ellet sprang, at a word from his executive officer, to act as No. 1 in the supplementary gun crew for the first piece, whose entire crew were casualties. He assisted in laying aside the dead and wounded, and continued in the service of his piece until the barrage was captured.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Huntington, IN

ELLINGTON, JAMES M.
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
120th Infantry Regiment, 30th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 29, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to James M. Ellington, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Bellicourt, France, September 29, 1918. Severely wounded in an attack Lieutenant Ellington refused to stop for first aid, leading his men forward under heavy fire. When after several hours fighting, he was ordered to the rear by his battalion commander, he returned to the front line after having his wound dressed, directing the work of reorganizing his command and consolidating the position that had been won.
General Orders 81, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Oxford, NC

ELLIOTT, CHARLES B.
Major, U.S. Army
23d Infantry Regiment, 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: June 6 - 7, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Charles B. Elliott, Major, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Chateau-Thierry, France, June 6 - 7, 1918. Leading his command in combat on June 6 - 7, Major Elliott reformed his badly shattered units in the face of unusual and annihilating fire and directed the placing of his guns throughout a severe gas attack, which severely poisoned him. While leading two companies of his battalion forward in the attack, July 19, he was wounded by artillery fire.
General Orders No. 126, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Alexandria, VA

ELLIOTT, CHARLES G.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company M, 56th Infantry Regiment, 7th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 5, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Charles G. Elliott, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Preny, France, November 5, 1918. While leading a patrol in front of his company sector on November 5, 1918, Sergeant Elliott and another member of his patrol were wounded, when heavy machine-gun fire was encountered. However, he retained command of the patrol, took care of the wounded man, and reported to his company commander the results of the patrol before he would be evacuated.
General Orders No. 32, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Elmira, NY

*ELLIOTT, CLARK R.
Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Army
26th Infantry Regiment, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 21, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Clark R. Elliott, Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Soissons, France, July 21, 1918. Lieutenant Colonel Elliot promptly and courageously took command of the men of the front lines at a critical stage of the engagement. While leading them forward in a successful attack was himself killed.
General Orders No. No. 132, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Minneapolis, MN

ELLIOTT, EDWIN A.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company E, 39th Infantry Regiment, 4th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 12, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Edwin A. Elliott, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action north of Nantillois, France, October 12, 1918. An ammunition detail having failed several times to carry ammunition over a barraged zone, Sergeant Elliott voluntarily gathered and conducted an ammunition detail over 3 kilometers under extremely heavy artillery and machine-gun fire to the front line. In advance of his men he dragged a full box of Springfield ammunition for over a kilometer and distributed it to the front line. Later, he volunteered to carry, and carried, a message back to regimental headquarters.
General Orders No. No. 15, W.D., 1921
Home Town: Elm Mott, TX

ELLIS, GEORGE L.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company M, 11th Infantry Regiment, 5th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 4, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to George L. Ellis, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Brieullep, France, November 4, 1918. While his regiment was trying to force a crossing over the Meuse River, Sergeant Ellis swam and saved the lives of two of his comrades who had become exhausted in the cold water.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Aurora, MO

ELLIS, HERBERT J.
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
30th Brigade, Tank Corps, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 26, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Herbert J. Ellis, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Montfaucon, France, September 26, 1918. First Lieutenant Ellis set a conspicuous example of daring and disregard of personal safety throughout the advance toward Montfaucon. Standing up in the open under fire from enemy snipers and machine-guns, he directed the engineers in the work, of clearing a path, for the tanks. Single-handed he routed a sniper who was harassing the engineers engaged in this work. With a French officer he entered the Bois- de-Cuisy in advance and assisted in putting out of action seven Germans who were hindering the advance.
General Orders No. No. 128, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Toledo, OH

ELLIS, LUTHER E.
Captain, U.S. Army
102d Infantry Regiment, 26th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 23, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Luther E. Ellis, Captain, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action in Bois-d'Ormont, France, October 23, 1918. Captain Ellis personally led his company against a strongly held enemy machine-gun position. During the advance he was shot through the lung. When wounded his men halted to render first aid, but he ordered them forward. His example of gallantry contributed greatly to the success of the attack.
General Orders No. 133, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Montpelier, IN

ELLIS, NATHANIEL WATSON
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
117th Infantry Regiment, 30th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 7, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Nathaniel Watson Ellis, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Montbrehain, France, October 7, 1918. When his company was held up by sweeping machine-gun fire, Lieutenant Ellis rushed forward alone, in the face of direct machine-gun fire, to an enemy machine-gun nest 60 yards in advance of his platoon and by the effective use of his pistol killed five of the enemy and captured 26 prisoners, together with the machine-gun. Although he had been seriously wounded in two places while advancing, he held the position until his platoon came up.
General Orders No. 46, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Tellico Plains, TN

ELLSWORTH, BRADFORD
Captain, U.S. Army
306th Infantry Regiment, 77th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 5, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Bradford Ellsworth, Captain, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near La Besace, France, November 5, 1918. Captain Ellsworth displayed great courage by leading a mounted reconnaissance patrol a kilometer in advance of our lines, developed the enemy's line by drawing fire from his machine-guns, and remained under this heavy machine-gun fire until the emplacement had been located.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: New York, NY

ELLSWORTH, LEON E.
Private, U.S. Army
Machine-Gun Company, 103d Infantry Regiment, 26th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 20, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Leon E. Ellsworth, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Bouresches, France, July 20, 1918. The left company of the battalion engaged in attack against Hill 190 between Bouresches and Belleau was checked by intense enemy fire, the right company proceeding towards its objective, thus creating a dangerous break in the line. The battalion commander found it imperative to establish communication with the commander of the right company. Private Ellsworth volunteered to carry the message, crossing an open field in full view of the enemy machine gunners for a distance of 200 yards. Returning to the battalion post of command he was wounded in the hand and shot through the chest, the bullet passing through the body. Notwithstanding his severe wounds he reported back after accomplishing his mission and then walked to a dressing station, from which he was evacuated. The heroic act of Private Ellsworth proved an inspiration to the men of his battalion.
General Orders No. No. 15, W.D., 1923
Home Town: Jeffersonville, VT

ELMER, CLARENCE G.
Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army
9th Infantry Regiment, 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 2, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Clarence G. Elmer, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Belval-Bois-des-Dames, France, November 2, 1918. When he was asked to send out a squad in advance of the line under heavy machine-gun fire to enfilade enemy artillery, Lieutenant Elmer asked for and received permission to lead the party, and by his bravery and coolness succeeded in driving the enemy gunners away from their guns.
General Orders No. 44, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Lanark, IL

ELMES, CHESTER H.
Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army
114th Infantry Regiment, 29th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 12, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Chester H. Elmes, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Verdun, France, October 12, 1918. Though suffering from a painful wound in the head and ordered to the rear, Lieutenant Elmes reluctantly left his platoon and in spite of weakness carried a wounded soldier under heavy shell fire to a dressing station 500 yards away.
General Orders No. No. 130, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Concord Junction, MA

ELPERN, BENJAMIN D.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company E, 30th Infantry Regiment, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 23 - 26, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Benjamin D. Elpern, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Jualgonne, France, July 23 - 26, 1918. Corporal Elpern volunteered and carried messages under hazardous circumstances when wire communication had been entirely destroyed by the intense shell fire. He also rendered timely aid in guiding parties bringing up food and ammunition.
General Orders 87, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Greensburg, PA

ELSEA, ALBERT E.
(First Award)
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company B, 129th Machine-Gun Battalion, 35th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 6, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Albert E. Elsea, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Hilsenfirst, France, July 6, 1918, while acting as machine-gun leader. Sergeant Elsea was wounded in the face by a bursting shell, but continued to direct his men until attack ended, and then insisted on walking to a dressing station.
General Orders No. No. 16, W.D., 1920
Home Town: Joplin, MO
Other Award: Distinguished Service Cross w/OLC (WWI)

ELSEA, ALBERT E.
(Second Award)
Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army
Company B, 129th Machine-Gun Battalion, 35th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 12 & 15, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Albert E. Elsea, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action during the Meuse-Argonne offensive, October 12, 1918. Second Lieutenant Elsea took up a position exposed to heavy machine-gun and artillery fire in order to direct the fire of his machine guns. Although knocked down twice by concussion of high-explosive shells, he continued at his position. On October 15, 1918, he gathered a squad of strugglers under fire and led them, together with his own unit, to their objectives.
General Orders No. No. 16, W.D., 1920
Home Town: Joplin, MO
Other Award: Distinguished Service Cross (WWI)

*ELSWORTH, EDWARD, JR.
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
6th Engineers, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 20, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Edward Elsworth, Jr., First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action in the Claires-Chenes Woods, France, October 20, 1918. When two machine-gun nests were holding up the advance of his company, Lieutenant Elsworth took three soldiers and by daring and skillful maneuvering captured both guns. Later in the same day Lieutenant Elsworth charged another machine-gun nest and was killed.
General Orders No. No. 142, W.D., 1918
Home Town: New York, NY

ELY, EARNEST E.
Sergeant First Class, U.S. Army
Headquarters Company, 1st Brigade, Tank Corps, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 26 & October 12, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Earnest E. Ely, Sergeant First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action in the Aire Valley, France, September 26 and October 12, 1918. Sergeant Ely worked for five days and nights under intense shell fire to establish signal communications. While engaged in this work he was gassed and carried to a dressing station unconscious. On regaining consciousness he escaped from the dressing station, returned to his post, and continued to work for 12 hours more until he was gassed for a second time.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Eugene, OR

ELY, HANSON E.
Brigadier General, U.S. Army
3d Infantry Brigade, 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 18, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Hanson E. Ely, Brigadier General, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Vierzy, France, July 18, 1918. In order that he might personally direct the attack, General Ely attempted to enter Vierzy which was not yet cleared of the enemy; he was fired on at short range by enemy machine guns in the town. He then personally organized and directed an attack which resulted in the capture of the town and in the advance of the lines well beyond. General Ely's indomitable bravery, disregard for his own safety, his devotion to his men, and his frequent presence with them in the front line, inspired them to deeds of great courage and enabled the troops to take the town, despite strong enemy resistance made by vastly superior numbers.
General Orders No. No. 15, W.D., 1923
Home Town: Iowa City, IA

EMERSON, HARLOW B.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company K, 120th Infantry Regiment, 32d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 31, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Harlow B. Emerson, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Sergy, France, July 31, 1918. Early in the attack on Hill 212, Corporal Emerson was severely wounded but continued to lead his squad in advance until ordered to the rear, having successfully reached the objective, he administered first-aid to a number of his wounded comrades, fearlessly exposing himself to further danger in the performance of this voluntary work.
General Orders 64, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Saginaw, MI

EMERSON, WILLARD I.
Captain, U.S. Army
311th Infantry Regiment, 78th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 1, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Willard I. Emerson, Captain, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Grand Pre, France, November 1, 1918. Captain (then Lieutenant) Emerson displayed remarkable gallantry and leadership during the fighting north of Grand Pre, when the line of his regiment was the pivot for the advance of the army. He personally led his company around machine-gun nests, frequently going out with selected patrols for the purpose of bombing out enemy machine gunners. When the commanding officer of the company on his left was incapacitated, Captain Emerson at once took command of the company and maneuvered it with his own. By this example in undergoing hardships during the advance he sustained the morale of his men and inspired them to valiant combat.
General Orders No. 3, W.D., 1919
Home Town: New York, NY

EMERY, DONALD
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Medical Department, 107th Infantry Regiment, 27th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: August 22, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Donald Emery, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Dickebusch, France, August 22, 1918. Displaying an absolute disregard of danger in caring for wounded under shell and rifle fire and a continuous cheerfulness under trying conditions, Private First Class Emeryís courageous example was inspiring to his comrades.
General Orders No. 99, W.D., 1918
Home Town: New York, NY

EMERY, JOHN G.
Major, U.S. Army
18th Infantry Regiment, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 9, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to John G. Emery, Major, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Hill 240, Exermont sector, France, October 9, 1918. Major Emery, with the greatest gallantry and utter disregard for his own safety, personally led the advance of his battalion against the strongly occupied position of the enemy, holding it to the attack by force of leadership, in an extremely thick fog and under heavy enemy artillery and machine-gun fire. When the fog lifted, his battalion was so close upon the enemy that the latter, though equipped with many machine guns, retired from their position. While deliberately proceeding to a vantage point which was under heavy enemy fire, in order that he might better direct the combat, he fell severely wounded by shell fire.
General Orders No. No. 43, W.D., 1922
Home Town: Grand Rapids, MI

*EMERY, JOSEPH W., JR.
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
9th Infantry Regiment, 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 18, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Joseph W. Emery, Jr., First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Vierzy, France, July 18, 1918. While attached to the regimental post of command in the rear, Lieutenant Emery voluntarily joined the assaulting battalion as a platoon leader in a company which was short of officers. When desperate hostile resistance was encountered at the outset of the attack and all the other officers of the company became casualties, he took command of the company and courageously led his men in overcoming enemy machine-gun nests. While rushing an enemy position at the head of his men this gallant officer was killed.
General Orders No. 108, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Quincy, IL

*EMORY, GERMAN H. H.
Major, U.S. Army
320th Infantry Regiment, 80th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 1, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to German H. H. Emory, Major, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Sommerance, France, November 1, 1918. After advancing to the north slope of the Ravine Aux Pierres through heavy machine-gun and shell fire, Major Emory's battalion was momentarily held up by a very intense machine-gun fire. He was killed while personally directing the attack and encouraging his troops, moving back and forth in front of the line in plain view of the enemy and under direct machine-gun fire.
General Orders No. 27, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Baltimore, MD

ENDICOTT, BURTIS A.
(First Award)
Private, U.S. Army
Company C, 102d Infantry Regiment, 26th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 22, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Burtis A. Endicott, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Trugny, France, July 22, 1918. After five runners had been shot down trying to get through a heavy artillery barrage with a message to the battalion commander, Private Endicott volunteered to carry the same message over the same route and succeeded.
General Orders 87, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Ridgway, IL
Other Award: Distinguished Service Cross w/OLC (WWI)

ENDICOTT, BURTIS A.
(First Award)
Private, U.S. Army
Company C, 102d Infantry Regiment, 26th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 26, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Burtis A. Endicott, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Marcheville, France, September 26, 1918. While isolated from the rest of his platoon and under violent machine-gun and artillery fire, Private Endicott was wounded in the arm by a machine- gun bullet. After receiving first aid he returned to duty and continued in the fight until again wounded.
General Orders 87, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Ridgway, IL
Other Award: Distinguished Service Cross w/OLC (WWI)

ENDLER, FRANK
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 Frank Endler, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Fontaines, France, November 8, 1918. Private Endler, while preceding his platoon in an. advance met two German machine-gun groups, and by his rifle fire and accurate information, made it possible for that flank of his company to advance. During the engagement he saved many lives by carrying valuable information to his company commander through heavy machine-gun fire.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Avella, PA

ENGEL, GEORGE F.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company F, 127th Infantry Regiment, 32d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 10, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to George F. Engel, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Gesnes, France, October 10, 1918. Sergeant Engel repeatedly advanced under fire in front of our lines, locating enemy positions. He displayed the utmost bravery and fearlessness on all occasions, as well as cool judgment. On October 10 he was leading a patrol under heavy enemy fire and was wounded by an enemy machine-gun bullet. Although badly wounded he refused to go to the rear for aid, but continued the advance until he had obtained the desired information.
General Orders No. No. 59, W.D., 1921
Home Town: Milwaukee, WI

ENGELBRECHT, FRED
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company K, 16th Infantry Regiment, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 4, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Fred Engelbrecht, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Fleville, France, October 4, 1918. When the attack of his company on the second objective was halted by machine-gun fire from the front, Sergeant Engelbrecht with a comrade advanced and destroyed the enemy machine-gun position, forcing four of the enemy to surrender.
General Orders No. No. 35, W.D., 1920
Home Town: Elkton, SD

*ENGLANDER, LEO
Private, U.S. Army
Company D, 308th Infantry Regiment, 77th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: August 23, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Leo Englander, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action on the Vesle River, near Ville-Savoye, France, August 23, 1918. Private Englander volunteered to go out into no man's land to bring in a comrade from his platoon who had been seriously wounded and unable to move. Private Englander reached the man and was about to carry him to safety when he was killed by enemy machine-gun fire. His heroism was an inspiration to the members of his company.
General Orders No. No. 56, W.D., 1922
Home Town: New York, NY

ENGLE, JOSEPH C.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company D, 119th Infantry Regiment, 30th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 29, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Joseph C. Engle, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Bellicourt, France, September 29, 1918. Although himself wounded, Sergeant Engle continued to lead the advance of his platoon and, when it was held up by fire from an enemy machine-gun nest, he advanced against it alone, bombed it, and thus allowed a resumption of the advance.
General Orders 81, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Memphis, TN

ENGLISH, LEE M.
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
Dental Corps (Attached), 314th Infantry Regiment, 79th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 29, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Lee M. English, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Montfaucon, France, September 29, 1918. Although he had received a very painful wound two days previous, Lieutenant English remained on duty at an aid station under heavy shell fire until it was completely destroyed and many of the inmates and attendants killed or wounded. He assisted in caring for these wounded and directing their evacuation and then dressed the wounded on the field until an aid station could be located farther to the rear.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Bedford, OH

*ENGLISH, MATH L.
(First Award)
Captain, U.S. Army
344th Battalion, Tank Corps, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 26, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Math L. English, Captain, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Cheppy, France, September 26, 1918. During the attack on Cheppy, Captain English dismounted from his tank and, under heavy machine- gun fire, personally supervised the cutting of a passage for his tanks through three hostile trenches.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Coupeville, WA
Other Award: Distinguished Service Cross w/OLC (WWI)

*ENGLISH, MATH L.
(Second Award)
Captain, U.S. Army
344th Battalion, Tank Corps, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 4, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Math L. English, Captain, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Exermont, France, October 4, 1918. Captain English left his tank under heavy machine-gun and artillery fire to make a personal reconnaissance, in the course of which he was killed.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Coupeville, WA
Other Award: Distinguished Service Cross (WWI)

ENOCHS, REX PAUL
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
60th Infantry Regiment, 5th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 16 - 17, October 5- - 16, & November 6, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Rex Paul Enochs, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action in the Bois-de-Bon-Vaux, France, September 16 - 17, 1918; near Bois-de-Rappes, France, October 15 - 16, 1918, and in the Murvaux Valley, France, November 6, 1918. In the Bois-de-Bon Vaux, Lieutenant Enochs displayed exceptional bravery in maintaining liaison between his battalion and adjoining units under heavy artillery and machine-gun fire. On October 15 - 16, he was part of a small detachment which advanced to the objective several kilometers beyond the other troops, being completely cut off by the enemy. During the night Lieutenant Enochs led patrols and personally overcame enemy machine-gunners. On November 6, this officer maintained liaison system in advance of our troops despite enemy machine-gun fire from the front and flanks.
General Orders 78, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Pleasantville, IN

ENRIGHT, HAROLD W.
Private, U.S. Army
Company I, 47th Infantry Regiment, 4th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 28, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Harold W. Enright, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Bois-de-Brieulles, France, September 28, 1918. Private Enright charged an enemy machine-gun nest which was inflicting heavy losses upon our troops and delayed the advance. He wounded the gunner and captured the gun, thereby enabling our advance to continue.
General Orders No. 46, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Warren, IL

EPLER, CHARLES H.
Private, U.S. Army
Company A, 59th Infantry Regiment, 4th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: August 8, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Charles H. Epler, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Ville Savoye, France, August 8, 1918. After several unsuccessful attempts to silence an enemy machine-gun nest had been made, Private Epler and another soldier volunteered to put the nest out of action. His companion was killed, but Private Epler succeeded in throwing grenades into the nest, setting fire to the ammunition boxes with which it was surrounded killing several of the crew and stopping the fire of the gun.
General Orders 95, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Dayton, OH

EPLEY, BRUCE
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company M, 6th Infantry Regiment, 5th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: August 17, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Bruce Epley, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Frapelle, France, August 17, 1918. Rather than ask another to undertake so dangerous a mission, Sergeant Epley himself cut the enemy's wire under heavy bombardment and led his section to its objective. Later, in the absence of his platoon commander, he assumed command of his platoon and directed the consolidation of its position. He then crossed an open field under heavy machine-gun fire to locate another platoon which had become lost, found the remnants of the platoon, which he reorganized and led to the objective. Though he had been seriously gassed, this soldier continued on duty throughout the three days' bombardment, refusing to be evacuated until he was ordered to the rear.
General Orders No. 44, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Newport, TN

EPPIHEIMER, ELMER L.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company I, 111th Infantry Regiment, 28th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: August 4, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Elmer L. Eppiheimer, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Fismes, France, August 4, 1918. Volunteering as runner on a most hazardous mission across a ruined bridge, Sergeant Eppiheirner, after successfully making the crossing, again offered to re-cross to inform our batteries that their barrage was falling short. When he had reached the middle of the bridge art enemy shell exploded, throwing him into the river and slightly wounding him. He completed his journey by swimming and delivered his message without delay.
General Orders No. 50, W.D., 1919
Home Town: West Chester, PA

ERB, DANIEL
Private, U.S. Army
Company D, 11th Infantry Regiment, 5th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 5, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Daniel Erb, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near the village of Dun-sur-Meuse, France, November 5, 1918. Having become separated from the remainder of his company, Private Erb discovered and captured single-handed a hostile machine-gun crew. Taking his prisoners to a dugout near by, he found 48 more Germans, whom he also disarmed.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Emanus, PA

ERKENBRACK, HARRY B.
Private, U.S. Army
9th Infantry Regiment, 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 30, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Harry B. Erkenbrack, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Medeah Ferme, France, October 30, 1918. As a runner, Private Erkenbrack proved himself a fearless soldier by maintaining liaison for his battalion commander at all times through the most severe shell fire. He was always at the front when called upon for dangerous missions, and he carried them out with the greatest gallantry.
General Orders 95, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Okanogan, WA

EROMO, GILIMO
Private, U.S. Army
Company M, 7th Infantry Regiment, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 24, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Gilimo Eromo, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action in the Claires- Chenes Woods, France, October 24, 1918. When his company was held up by heavy machine-gun fire, Private Eromo on his own initiative made a flank attack upon a machine-gun nest, capturing same and forcing one officer, two sergeants, and six privates to surrender. By his act the company was thus enabled to continue in the advance.
General Orders No. No. 27, W.D., 1920
Home Town: McKees Rocks, PA

ERVIN, SAMUEL J., JR.
Private, U.S. Army
Company I, 28th Infantry Regiment, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 18, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Samuel J. Ervin, Jr., Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Soissons, France, July 18, 1918. During the attack when the leaders of the other two platoons of his company had become casualties, Private Ervin displayed marked courage and leadership in assisting his platoon commander in reorganizing those platoons and in fearlessly leading one of the platoons through heavy enemy artillery and machine-gun fire to the capture of the objective. Upon arriving at the objective they were swept by terrific fire from an enemy machine-gun nest which inflicted heavy casualties. Private Ervin called for volunteers and led them in the face of direct fire in a charge upon the machine-gun nest until he fell severely wounded in front of the gun pit; but two members of the party reached the machine gun, killed the crew, and seized the gun. After being wounded he crawled back to the firing line and organized an automatic-rifle post and refused to be evacuated until danger of counterattack had passed. Private Ervin's gallant conduct in this action exemplified exceptional courage and leadership and was an inspiration to his comrades.
General Orders No. 6, W.D., 1932
Home Town: Morganton, NC

ESPY, ROBERT
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
167th Infantry Regiment, 42d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 26, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Robert Espy, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Courpoil, France, July 26, 1918. While making a reconnaissance of his position 200 yards in front of our lines, Lieutenant Espy noticed the enemy preparing a counterattack. Taking an automatic rifle from a dead gunner's hands he alone, although twice wounded, opened fire on them, breaking up the attack and inflicting severe losses on their ranks.
General Orders No. 23, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Abbeville, AL

ESSER, JOSEPH F.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company H, 319th Infantry Regiment, 80th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 1, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Joseph F. Esser, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Imecourt, France, November 1, 1918. When his company was held up by enemy machine-gun fire, Corporal Esser, having no rifle grenades, searched about with disregard for his own safety until he found two, with which he boldly attacked the enemy, causing the surrender of two hundred Germans.
General Orders 87, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Springdale, PA

ESTEP, ISAAC
Private, U.S. Army
Company C, 9th Infantry Regiment, 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 4, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Isaac Estep, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near La-Fontaine- au-Croncq Farm, France, November 4, 1918. Being on duty as stretcher bearer, Private Estep displayed exceptional gallantry and disregard of danger to self in removing wounded from a field swept so by machine-gun fire that the ordinary man would have felt justified in leaving them until the storm had abated. Of the five men engaged in this work, one was killed and Private Estep and one other wounded, while the clothing and equipment of all were riddled by bullets.
General Orders 95, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Clinchport, VA

ETHIER, RALPH
Sergeant, 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 Ralph Ethier, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Gesnes, France, September 26, 1918. Sergeant Ethier, who was in charge of the signal section attached to the attacking battalion, displayed remarkable coolness and disregard for personal danger in bringing the battalion telephone line through heavy artillery and machine-gun fire to the ridge which was being attacked, and there establishing communication with regimental headquarters.
General Orders No. 13, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Hoquaim, WA

EVANS, BENJAMIN A.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company I, 315th Infantry Regiment, 79th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 7, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Benjamin A. Evans, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action north of Verdun, France, November 7, 1918. Corporal Evans on the night of November 7, 1918, when hearing the company commander asking for volunteers to reconnoiter about 100 yards of unknown ground and locate an enemy trench, did volunteer to undertake the mission and, accompanied by Private Bryson, successfully accomplished the same and brought back valuable information. As a noncommissioned officer his example and courage aided greatly in holding his platoon together.
General Orders No. No. 39, W.D., 1920
Home Town: Philadelphia, PA

EVANS, CHARLES H.
Private, U.S. Army
Company B, 39th Infantry Regiment, 4th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 26, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Charles H. Evans, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near the Bois-de-Brieulles, France, September 26, 1918. When his company was held up by heavy enemy machine-gun fire, Private Evans and two other soldiers advanced in the face of intense fire and captured the enemy machine-gun nest, from which the fire had been coming, killing two of the enemy and capturing three prisoners with their machine gun.
General Orders 98, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Lewistown, MT

*EVANS, EDWIN V.
Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army
16th Infantry Regiment, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 23, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Edwin V. Evans, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action south of Soissons, France, July 23, 1918. When his battalion was forced to fall back before heavy machine-gun and artillery fire, Lieutenant Evans led six runners in an attack on an enemy machine-gun nest. They had progressed about 200 yards ahead of the line when this officer, who was in advance of his men, was instantly killed just as he reached the machine-gun nest.
General Orders No. 44, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Boulder, CO

EVANS, GEORGE R.
Private, U.S. Army
Company E, 322d Infantry Regiment, 81st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 10, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to George R. Evans, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Grimaucourt, France, November 10, 1918. Private Evans repeatedly carried messages through very heavy artillery and machine-gun fire and at one time successfully carried a wounded comrade through an intense barrage to a first-aid station.
General Orders No. 32, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Lapine, AL

EVANS, GWILYN R.
Private, U.S. Army
Company M, 30th Infantry Regiment, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 15, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Gwilyn R. Evans, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action in the Bois- d'Agrimont, Fance, July 15, 1918. Private Evans, a runner, frequently exposed himself to heavy artillery fire in carrying messages for his battalion commander.
General Orders 78, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Lebo, KS

EVANS, HENRY C.
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
6th Field Artillery, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 19, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Henry C. Evans, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Chaudun, France, July 19, 1918. Learning that the advance of the Infantry which his battery was supporting was meeting with stubborn resistance, Lieutenant Evans voluntarily went forward through artillery and machine-gun fire to the crest of a hill and climbed a tree overlooking the enemy position for the purpose of adjusting fire upon the enemy. Though subjected to severe fire from hostile artillery and machine guns, he courageously remained in this exposed position, and was thus able to direct the fire of his battery as to materially assist the advance of the Infantry.
General Orders No. No. 56, W.D., 1922
Home Town: Baltimore, MD

*EVANS, PLUMMER
Private, 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 Plummer Evans, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Verdun, France, October 11, 1918. Disregarding his own personal safety, Private Evans volunteered to assist in aiding his wounded comrades, leaving his place of safety, during an intense bombardment. While performing this meritorious work, he himself was killed.
General Orders No. 32, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Soldier, KY

EVANS, RODERICK
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company G, 28th Infantry Regiment, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 6, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Roderick Evans, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Hill No. 240, Exermont, France, October 6, 1918. After Corporal Evans had been wounded and sent to the dressing station, he voluntarily returned to the front line and led his platoon in action until he was wounded a second time.
General Orders 78, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Girard, OH

EVANS, WILLIAM C.
Private, U.S. Army
Sanitary Detachment, 306th Infantry Regiment, 77th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: August 27 - 28, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to William C. Evans, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Bazoches, France, August 27 - 28, 1918. This soldier showed extraordinary heroism and devotion to duty by attending the wounded without rest or relief, under heavy shell fire, until he fell unconscious from exhaustion. He remained at work for two days and a half under circumstances which called for the greatest determination and courage.
General Orders No. No. 100, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Plainsville, PA

EVENSON, ELMER
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Headquarters Company, 128th Infantry Regiment, 32d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: August 30, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Elmer Evenson, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Juvigny, France, August 30, 1918. Sergeant Evenson voluntarily made five trips in front of the line, under intense machine-gun and artillery fire, and brought in five wounded men, who had been left in an exposed position after a withdrawal of the line.
General Orders No. 55, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Elkhorn, WI

EVERSOLE, CLAY
Private, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 148th Infantry Regiment, 37th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 27, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Clay Eversole, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Cierges, France, September 27, 1918. During the advance of Company K, 148th Infantry, Private Eversole frequently exposed himself to great danger by carrying a number of wounded men through heavy machine-gun fire from an open field to a place of safety.
General Orders No. No. 27, W.D., 1922
Home Town: Dayton, OH

*EVERSON, LUDWIG L.
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
129th Machine-Gun Battalion, 35th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 26, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Ludwig L. Everson, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action in the Argonne Forest, France, September 26, 1918. Meeting with stubborn resistance from the enemy, First Lieutenant Everson reorganized scattered personnel from other units, attached them to his platoon and continued to advance. When mortally wounded, he refused all assistance, ordering his detachment forward.
General Orders No. 59, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Joplin, MO

*EYLER, WILLIAM H.
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
166th Infantry Regiment, 42d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: August 2, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to William H. Eyler, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action northeast of Chateau-Thierry, France, August 2, 1918. Never faltering in his advance during the attack on the hill commanding Marceuil-en-Dole, and disregarding all personal danger, Lieutenant Eyler led his company forward through heavy fire until he was killed.
General Orders No. No. 132, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Paulding, OH

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