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

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 FAATZ, STEPHEN R.
Private, U.S. Army
Battery A, 120th Field Artillery, 32d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: August 4, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Stephen R. Faatz, Private, 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 Faatz, in company with two other men, rescued a French soldier from drowning in a stream. The act was performed while the valley was filled with mustard gas.
General Orders No. No. 147, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Milwaukee, WI

FAHEY, JOSEPH H.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company B, 311th Infantry Regiment, 78th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 26, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Joseph H. Fahey, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Vieville-en-Haye, France, September 26, 1918. Sergeant Fahey made three attempts to silence several machine-guns which had held up his platoon. He retired only after he had been wounded and his companions killed or wounded.
General Orders No. 26, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Elizabeth, NJ

FAIR, HAROLD I.
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
101st Infantry Regiment, 26th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 25, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Harold I. Fair, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action in the Belleau Bois, north of Verdun, France, October 25, 1918. Lieutenant Fair, with a noncommissioned officer, while in advance of our line encountered an enemy patrol engaged in removing wounded Americans. They attacked and succeeded in putting the enemy to flight. The noncommissioned officer was sent back for reinforcements, but Lieutenant Fair continued on and captured an enemy officer. Later, with the assistance of others, he removed to safety all the wounded.
General Orders No. No. 39, W.D., 1920
Home Town: Brooklyn, NY

FAIRALL, GEORGE S.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Machine-Gun Company, 112th Infantry Regiment, 28th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: August 7, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to George S. Fairall, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Fismes, France, August 7, 1918. While in command of a section of machine guns, Sergeant Fairall made a reconnaissance in advance of his gun position. Encountering a party of the enemy he kept them engaged until he was wounded in the left arm. He refused immediate evacuation and later guided a company of Infantry to a position in the front line in time to avoid a serious situation. He continued to act as runner for his organization until forced to be evacuated on account of his wounds.
General Orders No. No. 11, W.D., 1921
Home Town: Steelton, PA

FAISON, JAMES K.
Private, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 118th Infantry Regiment, 30th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 13 - 17, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to James K. Faison, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Vaux-Andigny, France, October 13 - 17, 1918. During the advance in the vicinity of Vaux-Andigny, Private James K. Faison for four days and four nights worked unceasingly dressing the wounded and gave them food and water. On five different occasions, he went out over ground swept by enemy shell and machine-gun fire to rescue the wounded, at times within 100 yards and in direct view of the enemy positions.
General Orders No. No. 133, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Bennettsville, SC

FALACCHI, JOSEPH
Private, U.S. Army
Company C, 316th Infantry Regiment, 79th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 5, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Joseph Falacchi, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action on Hill 378, near Verdun, France, November 5, 1918. Private Falacchi with two other men occupied a small shell hole on the front line, there being no other troops near except 15 men who occupied a large shell hole a few yards to their right. The morning was foggy and about 60 Germans crept through the lines, outflanked the men in the large shell hole, disarmed them, and ordered them to stand fast. Private Falacchi and his two companions immediately opened rapid fire, killing six of the Germans and completely routing the others, thereby rescuing their 15 comrades from the hands of the enemy.
General Orders No. No. 3, W.D., 1929
Home Town: Philadelphia, PA

FALKINBURG, EDWIN A.
Private, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 311th Infantry Regiment, 78th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 21, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Edwin A. Falkinburg, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Chevieres, France, October 21, 1918. Private Falkinburg remained on duty continuously for four hours, administering aid to wounded men under heavy shell fire. Finding that he could not properly work while wearing his gas mask, he removed it, although many gas shells were bursting in his vicinity. After being gassed he continued to work for an hour until all the wounded were attended.
General Orders No. 15, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Bernegat, NJ

FALLAW, THOMAS H.
Captain, U.S. Army
167th Infantry Regiment, 42d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 16, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Thomas H. Fallaw, Captain, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Landres-et-St. Georges, France, October 16, 1918. In the attack on the Cote-de-Chatillon, seeing that the entire advance was being held up in an open field by heavy machine-gun fire from the edge of the woods, Captain Fallaw personally organized a detachment and led it in a rush on the woods under heavy fire, making a daring and vigorous attack on the enemy machine-gun nests, clearing the edge of the woods, capturing prisoners and inflicting severe losses on the enemy. Through this gallant act Captain Fallaw gained the final objective with a minimum loss to his command, and set an inspiring example of disregard for personal safety and devotion to duty.
General Orders No. No. 131, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Opelika, AL

FALLS, ROY NISEL (AKA: NISEL RAFALSKY)
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Sanitary Detachment, 115th Infantry Regiment, 29th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 9 - 12, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Roy Nisel Falls, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action under the name Nisel Rafalsky. (See alias for citation)
Home Town: , Unknown

FANNING, HARRY W.
Corporal, U.S. Army
117th Trench Mortar Battery, 42d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: March 5, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Harry W. Fanning, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Le Chamois, France, March 5, 1918. Corporal Fanning was in charge of a trench mortar emplacement which was firing a barrage against an enemy raid. One of the bombs from the mortar fell on the side of the emplacement and was rolling into the emplacement where the gun crew and four other men were located. Corporal Fanning rushed across the emplacement, seized the bomb as it was rolling, and unscrewed the fuze, thereby exposing himself to great danger and by his heroic action saving the lives of his comrades in the emplacement.
General Orders No. No. 22, W.D., 1929
Home Town: Baltimore, MD

FARBER, LLOYD
Corporal, U.S. Army
Headquarters Company, 353d Infantry Regiment, 89th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 2, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Lloyd Farber, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Bantheville, France, November 2, 1918. Corporal Farber displayed exceptional bravery in three times carrying messages through severe artillery barrages.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Selden, KS

FARKAS, JOE F.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company E, 23d Infantry Regiment, 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 12, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Joe F. Farkas, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Thiaucourt, France, September 12, 1918. As Sergeant Farkas was leading his platoon in an attack on a machine-gun nest, a bullet struck him in the eye, destroying its sight. Despite this agonizing wound he continued in advance and put the enemy machine-gun nest out of action, refusing to seek medical aid until the success of his platoon's mission had been assured, more than an hour and a half later.
General Orders No. 126, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Bradley, OH

FARMER, JAMES B.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company L, 128th Infantry Regiment, 32d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: August 30 & October 8, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to James B. Farmer, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Soissons, France, Aug. 30, 1918, and in the Argonne sector, France, October 8, 1918. Secretary Farmer voluntarily established an advanced dressing station under enemy machine-gun and artillery fire. He continued to render first aid until forced back by a threatened counterattack, at which time he personally assisted two seriously wounded men to the First Aid Station, then returning to the line and remaining with the unit until it was relieved.
General Orders 98, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Radford, VA

FARRELL, EDWARD J.
Private, U.S. Army
Company A, 102d Infantry Regiment, 26th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: February 28, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Edward J. Farrell, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action on the Monte des Tombes position, France, on the night of February 28, 1918. Private Farrell voluntarily obtained permission to run through enemy fire to assist a comrade who had been wounded.
General Orders No. 126, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Hartford, CT

*FARRELL, JOHN J.
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 John J. Farrell, 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 machine-gun fire of the enemy, Private Farrell left the group and, crawling around to the flank of the nest, charged with his bayonet. The enemy surrendered and his comrades took the gun, after which the advance continued. Private Farrell was so seriously wounded during the combat that he died before he could be removed from the field.
General Orders No. 32, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Put in Bay, MI

FARRELL, THOMAS F.
Major, U.S. Army
1st Engineers, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 8 - 9, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Thomas F. Farrell, Major, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Bois-de-Moncy, France, October 8 - 9, 1918. On October 8 when ordered to take and hold Hill 269, which was strongly held by enemy forces, Major Farrell with great skill and with undaunted courage and determination led his battalion to the attack, seized and held this vital point despite the fact that he was attacked by greatly superior numbers on three sides and nearly surrounded by strong enemy forces who showed extraordinary determination to regain this highly important position. He held the hill until reinforcements could reach him after darkness had fallen on October 9, 1918. His fearless leadership, utter disregard for his own safety, and complete devotion to duty raised the morale of his battalion to a high pitch and inspired them to acts of great endeavor.
General Orders No. No. 15, W.D., 1923
Home Town: Troy, NY

FARRELL, WILLIAM J.
First Lieutenant (Chaplain), U.S. Army
104th Infantry Regiment, 26th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: April 20 & November 9, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to William J. Farrell, First Lieutenant (Chaplain), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Seicheprey, France, April 20, 1918. With great gallantry and with utter disregard for his own danger, Chaplain Farrell personally conducted an ambulance from the battalion command post to the position of a supporting battery, where he assisted in the evacuation of the wounded. At Ville-devant-Chaumont, France, November 9, 1918, when informed that one of the men of his battalion had been mortally wounded, Chaplain Farrell, in spite of extremely heavy artillery and flanking machine-gun fire, made his way by running and crawling from shell hole to shell hole until he reached the dying soldier to whom he gave the last rites of his church and with whom he remained until the soldier died.
General Orders No. No. 49, W.D., 1922
Home Town: Dorchester, MA

FARRIS, OSCAR L.
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
Company C, 114th Machine-Gun Battalion, 30th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 17, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Oscar L. Farris, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near La Hale Menneresse, France, October 17, 1918. While in charge of a platoon of his company, which was manning the immediate guns supporting the advancing infantry his platoon was caught in the enemy's counterbarrage and many men became casualties. Lieutenant Farris reorganized the remaining men into squads, collecting stragglers and was able to push ahead with all guns and reached the objective on schedule time despite the heavy machine-gun and trench-mortar fire of the enemy. After reaching the objective he offered his services to the Infantry commander who had him advance four of his machine guns to protect his right flank, enabling the withdrawal of Lewis guns on that flank for use elsewhere. His able leadership and initiative contributed largely to the success of the operation.
General Orders No. No. 12, W.D., 1929
Home Town: Winchester, TN

*FARST, LAROY
Private, U.S. Army
Company K, 38th Infantry Regiment, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 8, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Laroy Farst, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Cierges, France, October 8, 1918. Making his way forward under unusually heavy shell fire, Private Farst crawled to within 75 yards of the enemy's lines to bring in his wounded platoon commander. In attempting this heroic mission Private Farst was killed.
General Orders No. 32, W.D., 1919
Home Town: New Madison, OH

*FARWELL, GEORGE W.
Major, U.S. Army
361st Infantry Regiment, 91st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 28 - 29, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to George W. Farwell, Major, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Gesnes, France, September 28 - 29, 1918. He displayed exceptional personal bravery in leading his command to the capture of enemy positions near Gesnes, France, September 28 - 29, 1918. In each of these actions his troops were subjected to heavy artillery bombardment and machine-gun fire, but due to his coolness and the inspiration of his personal leadership and bravery, his battalion in each instance captured and held the positions attacked.
General Orders No. 20, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Los Angeles, CA

FAZLER, ROBERT
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Company L, 312th Infantry Regiment, 78th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 22, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Robert Fazler, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action in Grand Pre, France, October 22, 1918. After delivering a message to his battalion headquarters, passing through the main street of Grand Pre, which was being enfiladed by a terrific enemy fire, Private Fazler went to the rescue of a comrade who had fallen under the direct fire and observation of the enemy, notwithstanding the warning that to go to the man's aid would mean certain death to him. He gave the wounded man first-aid treatment and successfully carried him to a place of safety.
General Orders No. 44, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Newark, NJ

FEATHERS, EARL H.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 9th Machine-Gun Battalion, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 12 - 15 & November 10, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Earl H. Feathers, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Bois-de-Cunel, France, October 12 - 15, 1918. Sergeant Feathers, with utter disregard of his personal safety, voluntarily made five trips into November 10, 1918. While an ammunition train was passing through a town, one of the trucks was struck by a shell and set on fire. The blazing truck was abandoned, and, knowing that it would soon explode and kill all those in the vicinity, Sergeant Feigle jumped on the truck and drove it to the outskirts of the town, thereby saving the lives of at least 35 people.
General Orders No. 26, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Dover Plains, NY

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

FECHET, D'ALARY
Major, U.S. Army
23d Infantry Regiment, 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 18, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to D'Alary Fechet, Major, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Vierzy, France, July 18, 1918. Major D'Alary personally led his battalion in the attack, during which he was severely wounded in the neck by a shell fragment. After receiving first aid he rejoined his battalion and remained in command throughout the operation. His energy and personal heroism were material factors in the successful attack made by his battalion on the strongly fortified town of Vierzy.
General Orders No. No. 3, W.D., 1921
Home Town: Jacksonville, FL

FEEGAL, JOHN R.
Private, U.S. Army
102d Infantry Regiment, 26th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 20, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to John R. Feegal, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Vaux, France, July 20, 1918. When his company was held up by a machine gun Lieutenant Feegal went ahead under fire alone and killed the machine-gun operator with his pistol, thereby enabling his company to continue the advance.
General Orders No. No. 125, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Meriden, CT

*FEGELEY, BYRON S.
Private, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 7th Infantry Regiment, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 1, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Byron S. Fegeley, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Cierges, France, October 1, 1918. After having been rendered unconscious for two hours by an exploding shell, Private Fegeley, upon recovering consciousness, continued to administer first aid to the wounded. Later, while carrying a severely wounded man to safety, he was fatally wounded by a shell fragment.
General Orders No. No. 16, W.D., 1920
Home Town: Hamburg, NJ

*FEINBERG, HIRCHE J.
Private, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 4th Infantry Regiment, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 6, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Hirche J. Feinberg, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Cunel, France, October 6, 1918. After all the officers had noncommissioned officers of the company to which he was attached had become casualties, with the exception of the company commander, Private Feinberg voluntarily assisted in reorganizing the company and holding the men together, continually going up and down along the line under the severe enemy fire until he was killed.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: New York, NY

FELITTO, CARMINE
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company D, 308th Infantry Regiment, 77th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 4, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Carmine Felitto, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Binarville, France, October 4, 1918. When his platoon leader and a small detachment of men were surrounded by the enemy and subjected to a terrific artillery and machine-gun fire, Corporal Felitto volunteered and brought a message from his lieutenant to the company commander, bravely making his way through the enemy lines, despite the fact that he had seen other men killed while making the attempt. He brought the first message from the detachment, which had been cut off from the company for 18 hours.
General Orders No. 32, W.D., 1919
Home Town: New York, NY

FENOUILLET, CARL
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company E, 107th Infantry Regiment, 27th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 18, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Carl Fenouillet, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near St. Souplet, France, October 18, 1918. Corporal Fenouillet, after his commanding officer and four sergeants had become casualties, took command of the company, rallied it by his personal heroism and exposure to fire and gallantly led it in the attack.
General Orders No. No. 11, W.D., 1921
Home Town: Brooklyn, NY

*FENTON, NEAL D.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 26th Infantry Regiment, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 6, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Neal D. Fenton, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Verdun, France, October 6, 1918. Corporal Fenton volunteered and went forward in the face of direct concentrated machine-gun fire to the rescue of a wounded man. He was killed while attempting this rescue.
General Orders No. 44, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Hutchinson, KS

FENTON, ROLAND T.
Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army
Company B, 103d Machine-Gun Battalion, 26th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 18, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Roland T. Fenton, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Belleau, France, July 18, 1918. Before daylight on the morning of July 18, 1918, when his command arrived at the jumping off position, Lieutenant Fenton discovered that one platoon was missing. Not desiring to send his runner back through the heavy enemy barrage, Lieutenant Fenton turned his command over to another officer and with utter disregard for his own personal safety went to locate the missing platoon. Although knocked down and wounded by a bursting shell he found the platoon and guided it around the barrage to its position. Additional ammunition then being needed by his organization Lieutenant Fenton went through enemy shell fire a second time, arranged for ammunition, returned and in spite of his wounds advanced with his command, refusing to be evacuated until it was relieved three days later.
General Orders No. 6, W.D., 1931
Home Town: Melrose, MA

FENWICK, EDWARD G.
Private, U.S. Army
Section No. 517, Ambulance Service (French Army Attached)
Date of Action: June 7, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Edward G. Fenwick, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Abeele, France, on the morning of June 7, 1918. After having suffered severe injuries, with no thought of himself, Private Fenwick walked some distance to camp and procured assistance for the three wounded soldiers whom he had removed from his car after it had been struck by a high-explosive shell.
General Orders No. No. 109, W.D., 1918
Home Town: East Falls Church, VA

FERENTCHAK, MARTIN
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company K, 18th Infantry Regiment, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 1, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Martin Ferentchak, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action north of Baulny, France, October 1, 1918. After the patrol leader had been killed, Sergeant Ferentchak assumed command of a patrol which had advanced about a kilometer in front of our lines. This patrol encountered the enemy and was exposed to heavy artillery and machine-gun fire. In spite of enemy fire, Sergeant Ferentchak carefully observed and sketched the enemy positions. The patrol suffered heavy casualties, but this noncommissioned officer led the remainder of his group back to our lines and furnished information which proved of great value to his commander in the attack which followed a few days later.
General Orders No. No. 53, W.D., 1920
Home Town: Chicago, IL

FERGUSON, DOUGALD
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Machine-Gun Company, 126th Infantry Regiment, 32d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: August 1, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Dougald Ferguson, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Cierges, northeast of Chateau-Thierry, France, August 1, 1918. When the infantry on his right was held up by fire from an enemy machine-gun, Sergeant Ferfuson seized a rifle and rushed around the flank of the enemy's position, bayoneting two of the machine- gun crew and shooting the third, thus enabling the infantry to advance.
General Orders 66, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Grand Rapids, MI

FERGUSON, EUGENE R.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company G, 137th Infantry Regiment, 35th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 29, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Eugene R. Ferguson, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Montrebeau Woods, France, September 29, 1918. It was here on September 29, Corporal Otis Heberly was shot through the leg by a machine-gun bullet. He fell out in an open stretch swept by heavy machine-gun and shell fire. It was here that Corporal Eugene Ferguson crawled out and started back with him, receiving a machine-gun wound through the abdomen while in the act. It was here that First Sergeant Clarence Gooch and Sergeant Irvin Cowger, disregarding all risks, moved out and with a rudely constructed Utter, brought him back to safety. For these gallant deeds, Corporal Ferguson was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross, and Sergeant Gooch and Cowger were cited by General Pershing for exceptional bravery.
General Orders 78, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Minneapolis, KS

FERGUSON, GEORGE H.
Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army
6th Infantry Regiment, 5th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 14, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to George H. Ferguson, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Romagne, France, October 14, 1918. After being painfully wounded in the leg early in the attack, Lieutenant Fergusen continued forward, leading his platoon through an unusually heavy artillery and machine-gun fire. Later he left a shell hole in which he had taken refuge and administered first aid to soldiers who had fallen near him, until forced to abandon his work because of exhaustion.
General Orders No. 44, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Newark, DE

FERGUSON, GEORGE L.
Sergeant First Class, U.S. Army
306th Field Signal Battalion, 81st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 9, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to George L. Ferguson, Sergeant First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Bois-de-Manheulles, France, November 9, 1918. While making a reconnaissance of the enemy's advanced positions, Sergeant Ferguson, alone, routed a German machine-gun squad, who were setting up a machine-gun along a road over which our troops were advancing. He continued the reconnaissance with the battalion commander until the latter was fatally wounded, and then assisted him to a dressing station, being subjected to heavy machine-gun fire the entire time.
General Orders No. 32, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Elyria, OH

*FERGUSON, HAROLD
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company E, 107th Infantry Regiment, 27th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 29, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Harold Ferguson, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Ronssoy, France, September 29, 1918. During the attack on the Hindenburg line Corporal Ferguson assumed command of a platoon after the officers and senior noncommissioned officers had become casualties. He rapidly reorganized the platoon and fearlessly led it into effective combat through heavy shell and machine-gun fire. He was later killed after reaching his objective.
General Orders No. No. 19, W.D., 1920
Home Town: Thiells, NY

FERGUSON, JOHN E.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company H, 115th Infantry Regiment, 29th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 8 - 29, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to John E. Ferguson, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Samogneux, France, October 8 - 29, 1918. Throughout the offensive east of the Meuse, near Samogneux, Corporal Ferguson displayed exceptional bravery and endurance as a battalion runner, repeatedly carrying important messages through intense artillery and machine-gun fire after other runners had been killed in traversing the same routes. On numerous occasions he alone was responsible for the maintenance of both forward and rear liaison.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: New York, NY

*FERGUSON, JOSEPH SIMPSON
(First Award)
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
Company H, 110th Infantry Regiment, 28th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 30, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Joseph Simpson Ferguson, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Courmont, France, on July 30, 1918: As he was re-forming his platoon in a sunken road after a withdrawal, Lieutenant Ferguson went forward under enemy machine-gun and sniper fire and carried to shelter a severely wounded soldier.
General Orders 95, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Philadelphia, PA
Other Award: Distinguished Service Cross w/OLC (WWI)

*FERGUSON, JOSEPH SIMPSON
(First Award)
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
Company H, 110th Infantry Regiment, 28th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 26, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Joseph Simpson Ferguson, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Varennes, France, September 26, 1918. Lieutenant Ferguson was engaged in "mopping up" the town, when he discovered a considerable force of the enemy coming from dugouts and taking up positions in the rear of the front line with machine-guns and anti- tank guns from which they fired upon the front line and almost immediately destroyed five tanks. Realizing at once the heavy casualties that might be caused to our troops and the impossibility of further advance by the front line, with this enemy force in its rear, Lieutenant Ferguson, on his own initiative, assembled a portion of his men, skillfully conducted them to a point on the eastern edge of the town, thence towards the west, and captured the entire enemy forces, consisting of about 20 officers and over 100 men, thus enabling the front line to continue its advance.
General Orders 95, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Philadelphia, PA
Other Award: Distinguished Service Cross w/OLC (WWI)

FERGUSON, LLOYD L.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company L, 11th Infantry Regiment, 5th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 8 - 9, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Lloyd L. Ferguson, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Brandeville, France, November 8 - 9, 1918. After leading his platoon against a superior number of the enemy, Sergeant Ferguson was wounded and taken to an aid station, where he was ordered evacuated. He refused, and rejoined his company the following day, and was again wounded while advancing at the head of his platoon.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Chatfield, MN

FERRELL, WILLIAM M.
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 11th Infantry Regiment, 5th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 5, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to William M. Ferrell, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Verdun, France, November 5, 1918. While rendering first aid under terrific fire, Private Ferrell was severely wounded. In spite of his injury, he continued to dress the wounds of a comrade, after which he helped him back to the first-aid station. Even after returning, he displayed more interest in the wounds of another than he did in caring for his own wounds.
General Orders No. 46, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Ashland, MS

FERRY, BRADFORD
Private, U.S. Army
Company E, 115th Infantry Regiment, 29th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 17, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Bradford Ferry, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Montagne, France, October 17, 1918. After three men of his carrying party had been wounded and the others scattered by shell fire, Private Ferry organized a second detail which he led through heavy shell fire to his company kitchen cook and returned after dark with rations for the men in the front line.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Elkton, MD

FESSELMEYER, WILLIAM T.
Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army
4th Infantry Regiment, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 14 - 15, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to William T. Fesselmeyer, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Grand Ballois Farm, France, July 14 - 15, 1918. On the night of July 14 - 15 Lieutenant Fesselmeyer continually exposed himself to heavy gas and shell fire while caring for wounded until he was overcome by gas and exhaustion.
General Orders No. 32, W.D., 1919
Home Town: New York, NY

FIECHTER, WALTER
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
109th Infantry Regiment, 28th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 16, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Walter Fiechter, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near St. Agnan, France, July 16, 1918. Although painfully wounded at the start of an attack, First Lieutenant Fiechter refused to be evacuated, but continued to lead his platoon forward until ordered to withdraw. His courage was an inspiration to his command.
General Orders 71, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Philadelphia, PA

FIELD, JOHN HENRY, JR.
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
309th Infantry Regiment, 78th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 16, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to John Henry Field, Jr., First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Champigneulles, France, October 16, 1918. In the attack on the Bois-de-Loges, when his company commander was severely wounded, Lieutenant Field took command of the company and, although he himself was severely wounded, continued to lead his men with great coolness and aggressiveness, being the only officer with the company. In the face of extremely heavy machine-gun and artillery fire, he conducted the advance so skillfully as to capture over 60 prisoners and 5 machine guns. Although his wound had so disabled him that he had great difficulty in adjusting his gas mask, in spite of continued periods of gas shelling, he refused to be evacuated until the following morning, when his battalion was relieved by another organization.
General Orders No. No. 56, W.D., 1922
Home Town: Nashua, NH

*FIELDS, JAMES O.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company D, 130th Infantry Regiment, 33d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 10, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to James O. Fields, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Fresnes-en-Woevre, France, November 10, 1918. With utter disregard of his personal danger Corporal Fields went into an intense enemy barrage to rescue a wounded soldier. While accomplishing this heroic feat he was seriously wounded.
General Orders No. 35, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Livermore, IA

FIELDS, WILLIAM E.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company C, 14th Machine-Gun Battalion, 5th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 14 & November 1, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to William E. Fields, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Cunel, France, October 14, 1918. Sergeant Fields placed his machine gun on a forward and exposed slope and opened an effective fire on the enemy position. The enemy concentrated machine-gun fire on his position, but by his fearless conduct he continued to fire, and succeeded in silencing three enemy machine guns, thus enabling the Infantry to advance. At Clery-le-Grande, November 1, 1918, after being severely wounded, Sergeant Fields refused medical attention, directing the medical personnel to other wounded.
General Orders No. No. 27, W.D., 1920
Home Town: Uniontown, PA

FIGGINS, CHARLES R.
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 Charles R. Figgins, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Eclisfontaine, France, September 28, 1918. Responding to a call for volunteers, Corporal Figgins, 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: Wasco, CA

FIIGEN, PETER
Private, U.S. Army
Company D, 311th Infantry Regiment, 78th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 23 - 24, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Peter Fiigen, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Vieville-en-Haye, France, September 23 - 24, 1918. On the night of September 23 - 24, Private Fiigen repeatedly carried messages between his company and battalion headquarters through a heavy barrage, until completely exhausted. On the morning of September 26, he volunteered and carried an important message to battalion headquarters through a heavy machine-gun fire.
General Orders No. 26, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Perth Amboy, NJ

*FILLINGIN, LINNIE G.
Cook, U.S. Army
Company H, 167th Infantry Regiment, 42d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: March 5, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Linnie G. Fillingin, Cook, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in the action near Pexonne, France, March 5, 1918. Cook Fillingin displayed courageous devotion to duty by remaining at his post under heavy fire and after being wounded. He died from wounds received, March 6, 1918.
General Orders No. 88, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Coffee, AL

FILLYAW, WALTER J.
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 4th Infantry Regiment, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 5, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Walter J. Fillyaw, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Cunel, France, October 5, 1918. Having been wounded and ordered to the rear, Private Fillyaw nevertheless continued to administer first-aid treatment to other wounded men under constant shell fire, until he was wounded a second time, when he was evacuated, despite his protests.
General Orders 89, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Fayetteville, NC

FINCH, ROBERT L.
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
Adjutant, 3d Battalion, 372d Infantry Regiment, 93d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 28, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Robert L. Finch, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Bussy Farm, France, September 28, 1918. First Lieutenant Finch voluntarily led a portion of the first attacking wave over the enemy's position in the face of intense artillery and machine-gun fire. Later he, in company with another officer, voluntarily advanced under heavy fire to the enemy's wire and cut an opening for the passage of our troops.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Tempe, AZ

FINK, WILLIAM W.
Private, U.S. Army
Battery A, 124th Field Artillery, 33d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 31, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to William W. Fink, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Remonville, France, October 31, 1918. Private Fink, a driver, was seriously wounded by shell fire while going forward to the front line infantry trenches with his platoon, but he remained at his post, refusing to seek medical attention until he fell from his horse, exhausted.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Springfield, IL

FINKLE, BURR
Private, U.S. Army
Company K, 165th Infantry Regiment, 42d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 28, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Burr Finkle, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Villers-sur- Fere, France, on July 28, 1918. Private Finkle saw six Germans about to make a prisoner of his corporal, who had been severely wounded in the ankle. He called a comrade and advanced on the Germans, killing two of them, and took the other four prisoners, returned with his corporal safely to our lines.
General Orders No. 108, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Middletown, NY

FINLEY, ARCHIE J.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company K, 125th Infantry Regiment, 32d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 9, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Archie J. Finley, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Gesnes, France, October 9, 1918. In the fighting near Gesnes, Corporal Finley's platoon became isolated in a position far in advance of the rest of his company. In order to obtain liaison, Corporal Finley twice voluntarily carried messages from his platoon to the remainder of the company. In order to do this, it was necessary to cross two stretches which were entirely open to the enemy's fire. In spite of this, Corporal Finley carried out his mission successfully and completed plans for the withdrawal of the platoon that night. During the withdrawal of the platoon, Corporal Finley repeatedly returned to search for wounded men, whom he carried on his back to a place of safety.
General Orders 78, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Winters, MI

*FINN, HENRY
Private, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 4th Infantry Regiment, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 23, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Henry Finn, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Les Franquettes Farm, France, July 23, 1918. Despite the severe bombardment of machine guns, Private Finn went into an open field to administer aid to wounded officers and men. He was killed while rendering aid to these men.
General Orders No. 32, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Portal, ND

FINN, JOHN J.
Mechanic, U.S. Army
Company G, 105th Infantry Regiment, 27th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 29, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to John J. Finn, Mechanic, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action east of Ronssoy, France, September 29, 1918. During the operations against the Hindenburg line Mechanic Finn left shelter and went forward under heavy shell and machine-gun fire and rescued five wounded soldiers. While in the performance of this gallant act he and another soldier attacked an enemy dugout, killing two of the enemy and taking one prisoner. This courageous act set a splendid example to all.
General Orders No. No. 14, W.D., 1925
Home Town: New Rochelle, NY

*FINNEGAN, JOHN J.
(First Award)
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company F, 165th Infantry Regiment, 42d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 16, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to John J. Finnegan, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action in the Champagne- Marne Defensive, France, July 16, 1918. Although suffering from a wound received earlier in the day, Corporal Finnegan exposed himself to direct enemy fire while directing the defense of his position during a stubborn enemy attack. After having been rendered unconscious by an enemy stick grenade he was carried to the dressing station. When he regained consciousness several hours later he insisted upon donning his equipment and returning to his organization where he continued to serve with great bravery until the enemy was repulsed.
General Orders No. No. 2, W.D., 1931
Home Town: New York, NY
Other Award: Distinguished Service Cross w/OLC (WWI)

*FINNEGAN, JOHN J.
(Second Award)
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company F, 165th Infantry Regiment, 42d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 28, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to John J. Finnegan, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Ourcq River, France, July 28, 1918. While acting as scout and sniper Corporal Finnegan made his way across the Ourcq River, obtained valuable information of the enemy, and returned to his own lines, at all times under intense enemy machine-gun, rifle, artillery, and sniper fire. His company concentrating their fire upon enemy positions indicated by Corporal Finnegan, silenced enemy machine guns. He performed the same mission shortly thereafter, and while so engaged for the third time within a few hours, he was mortally wounded by enemy fire and died upon the field.
General Orders No. No. 16, W.D., 1923
Home Town: New York, NY
Other Award: Distinguished Service Cross (WWI)

*FINNEGAN, ROBERT
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company A, 28th Infantry Regiment, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: May 27 - 28, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Robert Finnegan, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Cantigny, France, May 27 - 28, 1918. Although mortally wounded Corporal Finnegan concealed that fact, encouraged his men by his example of fortitude, and continued to fire his automatic rifle until he became exhausted.
General Orders No. 99, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Pittsburgh, PA

*FINNERTY, BERNARD R.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company H, 165th Infantry Regiment, 42d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 16, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Bernard R. Finnerty, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Auberive, France, July 16, 1918. Sergeant Finnerty bravely attacked a group of the enemy without assistance in a bayou near, and drove them out, thereby saving his unit from surprise attack. While engaged in this courageous enterprise he was killed.
General Orders No. 99, W.D., 1918
Home Town: New York, NY

FINUCANE, PETER
Corporal, 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 Peter Finucane, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Bazoches, France, August 14, 1918. Corporal Finucane voluntarily exposed himself to intense enemy machine-gun and artillery fire, crawling forward, in company with four other men of his company, in search of their wounded company commander, who had fallen a short distance in front of his company's position. After a fruitless search for the wounded officer the patrol engaged the nearest enemy post and in a fight with hand grenades destroyed it. Corporal Finucane then assisted a wounded comrade to return to his own lines. The heroic conduct of Corporal Finucane greatly encourage the men of his company, inciting them to heroic endeavor.
General Orders No. No. 14, W.D., 1923
Home Town: New York, NY

*FIORENTINO, ANTHONY
Private, U.S. Army
Company L, 110th Infantry Regiment, 28th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: August 25, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Anthony Fiorentino, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Magneux, France, August 25, 1918. Volunteering to locate an enemy machine-gun nest which was inflicting heavy casualties on our forces, Private Fiorentino advanced alone and by drawing the enemy fire enabled his company to destroy the nest and continue the advance. In exposing himself to the hostile fire, this gallant soldier was fatally wounded and died on the field shortly afterward.
General Orders 95, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Rankin, PA

FIORITO, DIONIGO
Private, U.S. Army
Company M, 9th Infantry Regiment, 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 4, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Dionigo Fiorito, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Tuilerie Farm, France, November 4, 1918. After many of the stretcher bearers had become casualties, Private Fiorito, without assistance, carried many of his wounded comrades to the rear, through heavy machine-gun and shell fire.
General Orders No. 46, W.D., 1919
Home Town: New York, NY

FISCHER, JOHN C.
Private, U.S. Army
Company D, 165th Infantry Regiment, 42d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 15, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to John C. Fischer, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action northeast of Chalons-sur-Marne, France, July 15, 1918. Private Fischer, with Private Charlie C. Landon, volunteered to rescue another soldier who had been severely wounded during the heavy enemy bombardment. With a total disregard for their own personal safety they courageously went forward and while attempting to reach the wounded soldier, Private Landon was hit by a shell and died a few minutes later. Private Fischer was wounded by shell fire but returned to the first-aid station for assistance to bring in the wounded soldier, refusing to have his own wound dressed until his mission had been accomplished.
General Orders No. No. 3, W.D., 1929
Home Town: Urbana, OH

FISHER, AARON R.
Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army
366th Infantry Regiment, 92d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 3, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Aaron R. Fisher, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Lesseux, France, September 3, 1918. Lieutenant Fisher showed exceptional bravery in action when his position was raided by a superior force of the enemy by directing his men and refusing to leave his position, although he was severely wounded. He and his men continued to fight the enemy until the latter were beaten off by counterattack.
General Orders No. No. 147, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Lyles, IN

*FISHER, FRANK J.
Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army
355th Infantry Regiment, 89th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 3 - 4, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Frank J. Fisher, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Beauclair, France, November 3 - 4, 1918. Largely as a result of his personal bravery Lieutenant Fisher advanced our front line a distance of two kilometers, going out in advance and capturing two German machine-guns and killing the crews. When his line was later halted by heavy fire, he exposed himself fearlessly in passing among his men to steady them and direct the consolidation of the position they held. While so doing he was mortally wounded.
General Orders 87, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Kansas City, KS

FISHER, HAROLD
Corporal, U.S. Army
Headquarters Company, 103d Infantry Regiment, 26th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 25, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Harold Fisher, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Riaville, France, September 25, 1918. While a member of the party making a raid on Riaville, after the detachment had been ordered to retire upon completion of its mission, corporal fisher voluntarily went forward at great personal risk of his life through extremely heavy hostile machine-gun fire and succeeded in carrying back to his own lines a helpless wounded comrade. His act was one of great devotion to duty and was an inspiration to his comrades.
General Orders No. 9, W.D., 1923
Home Town: Houlton, ME

FISHER, RUSSELL S.
Captain, U.S. Army
61st Infantry Regiment, 5th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 4 - 5, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Russell S. Fisher, Captain, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Dun-Sur-Meuse, France, November 4 - 5, 1918. After all means of conveyance across the canal had been destroyed by enemy shell fire, Captain Fisher bravely called on his company to swim, he himself leading his men into the water. The successful accomplishment of this task made it possible for him to attack and capture the height of the east side of the river and drive out the enemy, who were holding the bridgehead.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Chicago, IL

FISHER, WALTER S.
Sergeant First Class, U.S. Army
Company C, 304th Field Signal Battalion, 79th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 28 - November 11, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Walter S. Fisher, Sergeant First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Grand Montagne, France, October 28 to November 11, 1918. During this operation our telegraph and telephone lines were being constantly cut by enemy artillery fire. With utter disregard of his own personal danger Sergeant Fisher went out many times, night and day, in an area that was covered with artillery fire, including much gas, to repair breaks in the wires. By his example of personal bravery Sergeant Fisher encourage the men of his platoon to assist in maintaining the lines of communication, thus enabling messages of important military value to be transmitted in times of greatest need.
General Orders No. No. 22, W.D., 1929
Home Town: Minocqua, WI

*FISKE, NEWELL R.
Captain, U.S. Army
7th Infantry Regiment, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 15, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Newell R. Fiske, Captain, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Fossoy, France, July 15, 1918. Captain Fiske fearlessly led his troops in a counterattack through intense artillery fire, inspiring his men by his gallant conduct. He lost his life while in the performance of this act.
General Orders No. 44, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Cranford, NJ

FITTS, WILLIAM T., JR.
Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army
117th Infantry Regiment, 30th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 17, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to William T. Fitts, Jr., Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Ribeauville, France, October 17, 1918. When a friendly tank appeared suddenly out of the fog and opened fire on his organization, Lieutenant Fitts rushed in front of the tank, signaling it to cease firing. He was wounded in the chest in the performance of this act, but remained with his organization until compelled to go to the rear due to weakness caused from loss of blood.
General Orders No. No. 3, W.D., 1921
Home Town: Knoxville, TN

*FITZGERALD, HOWARD P.
Private, U.S. Army
Company L, 104th Infantry Regiment, 26th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: April 10, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Howard P. Fitzgerald, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Bois Brule, near Apremont, France, April 10, 1918. Private Fitzgerald displayed coolness, courage, and the spirit of self-sacrifice in action, digging out a buried comrade while under heavy fire, persisting in his work until he received a mortal wound, of which he died April 11, 1918.
General Orders No. 88, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Springfield, MA

FITZGERALD, JAMES
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company M, 38th Infantry Regiment, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 19, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to James Fitzgerald, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action during the battle of the Marne, France, July 19, 1918. Sergeant Fitzgerald repeatedly volunteered for patrol duty during the period of the Germans' occupation south of the Marne, and while a member of a reconnoitering patrol, his patrol was fired upon by machine guns from a German strong point. The patrol withdrew with the exception of Sergeant Fitzgerald, who remained in the vicinity under a heavy fire and courageously continued his reconnaissance until his mission had been accomplished, after which he killed two Germans and returned with valuable information.
General Orders No. 9, W.D., 1923
Home Town: Elmira, NY

FITZGERALD, ROBERT J.
Private, U.S. Army
Section No. 625, Ambulance Service (French Army Attached)
Date of Action: September 3, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Robert J. Fitzgerald, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Soissons, France, September 3, 1918. His ambulance broke down while he was on his way to an advanced post along a road then under steady machine-gun fire. In spite of the enemy fire, he attempted to repair the machine, but was unable to do so. Securing assistance, he repaired it under fire in full view of the enemy and continued to make repeated trips with wounded through machine-gun and artillery bombardment.
General Orders No. 15, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Ben Avon, PA

FITZPATRICK, MICHAEL
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company A, 11th Infantry Regiment, 5th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 9 - 11, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Michael Fitzpatrick, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Jametz, France, November 9 - 11, 1918. Commanding a platoon in the attack on the town of Jametz, France, and finding the attack held up by the enemy holding a bridge with machine guns, Sergeant Fitzpatrick gallantly charged the bridge with his platoon and carried it, thereby allowing those in the rear to come forward. After capturing the bridge he immediately reorganized his platoon and, charging into the town, captured five prisoners and two machine guns.
General Orders No. No. 4, W.D., 1933
Home Town: Hoboken, NJ

FITZPATRICK, MICHAEL F.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company L, 165th Infantry Regiment, 42d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 14, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Michael F. Fitzpatrick, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Landres et St. Georges, France, October 14, 1918. After his platoon commander had been killed, Sergeant Fitzpatrick took command of the platoon. Although painfully wounded in the arm early in the engagement and constantly exposed to intense machine-gun and artillery fire and gas, he remained at his post directing and encouraging his men until his platoon was relieved late that night, when he was evacuated.
General Orders No. 32, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Brooklyn, NY

FITZSIMMONS, THOMAS E.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Headquarters Company, 165th Infantry Regiment, 42d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 15, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Thomas E. Fitzsimmons, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Landres-et-St. Georges, France, October 15, 1918. Running forward to a slope just above the enemy's wire, Sergeant Fitzsimmons, although exposing himself to direct fire of all kinds, was able to conduct such an effective fire with his trench mortars, that a threatened enemy counterattack was broken up.
General Orders No. 44, W.D., 1919
Home Town: South Orange, NJ

FLAGG, DANIEL S.
Private, U.S. Army
Company M, 131st Infantry Regiment, 33d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 26, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Daniel S. Flagg, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Meuse, Argonne, France, September 26, 1918. With three other soldiers Private Flagg crawled across an open field, subjected to heavy machine-gun and artillery fire, for 200 yards, to flank three enemy emplacements which were holding up the advance. This volunteer patrol captured the machine-gun positions, killing seven and capturing 23 of the enemy.
General Orders 87, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Chicago, IL

FLANAGAN, GORDON D.
Private, U.S. Army
Battery A, 313th Field Artillery, 80th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 28, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Gordon D. Flanagan, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Dannevoux, France, September 28, 1918. The fieldpiece of which Private Flanagan was gunner was moved by hand to a position exposed to observation and enemy fire, in order to deliver direct fire upon the enemy guns near Vilosnes. The officer in charge was called away early in the engagement and Private Flanagan took command during the critical period and fired 200 rounds at enemy guns. In spite of the heavy enemy fire concentrated upon his position, he delivered a very effective fire on the enemy. He ceased to fire only after his gun had been struck by shell splinters from both front and rear.
General Orders No. No. 24, W.D., 1920
Home Town: Red Creek, WV

FLANAGAN, HUGH M.
Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army
28th Infantry Regiment, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 18, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Hugh M. Flanagan, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Cutry, France, July 18, 1918. Lieutenant Flanagan personally led his platoon in an attack on several machine-gun nests which were holding up the advance of the entire battalion. At times he was 50 yards in advance of his men. His action so inspired his command that the enemy strong point was destroyed and 100 prisoners were captured. He was severely wounded in the attack.
General Orders No. 126, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Fond du Lac, WI

FLANNERY, HARRY E.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company D, 341st Machine-Gun Battalion, 89th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 1, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Harry E. Flannery, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action in the Bois-de-Bantheville, France, November 1, 1918. During heavy enemy shell fire Sergeant Flannery kept excellent control over his gun section and, when severely wounded, refused to be cared for until other men received first aid.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Hillsview, SD

FLANNERY, WALTER R.
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
70th Infantry Regiment, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: June 3, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Walter R. Flannery, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Sauvigny, France, June 3, 1918. At great peril to his life on the night of June, 1918, First Lieutenant Flannery voluntarily swam the River Marne, near Sauvigny, France, and brought back a wounded French soldier, who, having escaped from his German captors, was unable to return to his own lines.
General Orders No. 99, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Pittsburgh, PA

FLEET, GEORGE T.
Captain, 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 George T. Fleet, Captain, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Berzy-le-Sec, France, July 21, 1918. Amid showers of machine-gun bullets and artillery shells of all calibers, Captain Fleet gallantly proceeded to the front lines for vital information needed by the division commander, and accomplished his mission in spite of the great danger to which he was exposed.
General Orders No. No. 132, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Douglas, AZ

FLEGEL, FRANK H.
Private, U.S. Army
Company L, 315th Infantry Regiment, 79th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 29, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Frank H. Flegel, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Nantillois, France, September 29, 1918. When his platoon had been ordered to cover because of the annihilating machine-gun and artillery fire, Private Flegel accompanied another soldier to the rescue of a comrade who was lying 300 yards distant. The journey was made through heavy and continuous fire, but Private Flegel, with his fellow soldier, succeeded in bringing their wounded comrade to safety.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Philadelphia, PA

*FLEISCHMAN, FRANK F.
Private, U.S. Army
Company K, 115th Infantry Regiment, 29th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: August 31, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Frank F. Fleischman, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Balschwiller, Alsace, August 31, 1918. After a raid against enemy trenches, Private Fleischman volunteered to accompany his platoon leader into November of the platoon who had been wounded. While engaged in this courageous duty he was mortally wounded.
General Orders No. No. 102, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Back River, MD

*FLEMING, JOHN L.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company M, 112th Infantry Regiment, 28th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 2, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to John L. Fleming, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Apremont, France, October 2, 1918. When the advance of his organization was held up by a strong enemy counterattack, and his company was suffering heavy casualties from enfilading fire from the enemy position on Chene Tondu Hill, Sergeant Fleming placed two automatic rifle teams in a position in advance of our front line. He directed the fire of these guns until he fell mortally wounded. His conduct was a material factor in the successful repulse of the enemy.
General Orders No. No. 11, W.D., 1921
Home Town: Grove City, PA

FLEMING, PATRICK F.
Private, U.S. Army
Company M, 138th Infantry Regiment, 35th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 12, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Patrick F. Fleming, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Oderon, Alsace, July 12, 1918. Private Fleming bravely attempted to pick up and throw away a live grenade that had fallen among five soldiers, but because of irregularities of the trench he could not reach it before it burst. He thrust his foot on it, thereby saving his companions from death or injury but causing wounds that necessitated amputation of the foot.
General Orders No. 59, W.D., 1919
Home Town: St. Louis, MO

FLEMING, SAMUEL WILSON, JR.
Major, U.S. Army
315th Infantry Regiment, 79th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 9, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Samuel Wilson Fleming, Jr., Major, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Beaumont, France, November 9, 1918. On the night of November 9, Major Fleming received a serious and painful wound from a high-explosive shell, but refused to be evacuated, and continued in command of his battalion until the signing of the armistice on November 11. He was exposed not only to heavy enemy fire but to severe weather conditions as well.
General Orders No. 44, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Harrisburg, PA

FLEMING, THOMAS W.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company G, 128th Infantry Regiment, 32d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 14, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Thomas W. Fleming, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Romagne and Bantheville, France, October 14, 1918. When the advance was held up by fire from an enemy machine gun, Corporal Fleming, with utter disregard of personal danger, rushed out alone in the face of terrific machine-gun and shell fire, attacked the machine-gun nest, killing the gunner, capturing the four remaining members of the crew and bringing them back to our lines.
General Orders 98, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Merrill, MI

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

FLETCHER, ALLEN
Captain, U.S. Army
362d Infantry Regiment, 91st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 29, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Allen Fletcher, Captain, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Gesnes, France, September 29, 1918. Although he was severely wounded, Captain Fletcher continued to lead his company in the assault of Gesnes; then, much weakened by his wound, he reorganized his company and directed its employment as a covering detachment in the withdrawal. He remained with his company until ordered to leave his post and received medical treatment. He showed throughout the engagement a devotion to duty only exceeded by his utter disregard of personal safety.
General Orders No. 27, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Victorville, CA

FLETCHER, JEFFERSON B.
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
Section No. 517, Ambulance Service, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 6, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Jefferson B. Fletcher, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Autry (Ardennes), France, October 6, 1918. First Lieutenant Fletcher was on his way to establish an advance aid station during a heavy bombardment when he was wounded by a shell fragment and his right ear drum broken. Two men accompanying him were killed, and the concussion of the exploding shell knocked him into a ditch full of water, where he lay for an hour. Displaying unfaltering devotion to duty, he continued on his mission, established the aid station, and remained in command of his section.
General Orders No. No. 137, W.D., 1918
Home Town: New York, NY

*FLETCHER, LEE C.
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
111th Infantry Regiment, 28th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: August 10 - 13, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Lee C. Fletcher, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Fismette, France, August 10 - 13, 1918. When his battalion was attacked by a greatly superior force, Lieutenant Fletcher, intelligence officer, organized a detachment and successfully defended an important position. Later, when our barrage was falling short, he voluntarily carried a message to the artillery for the purpose of correcting the fire.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Wellsburg, NY

FLING, JOHN H.
First Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company I, 138th Infantry Regiment, 35th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 26 & 27, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to John H. Fling, First Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Cheppy, France, September 26 and 27, 1918. When his company commander was killed and his company left without officers, Sergeant Fling took command of the company, successfully withdrew it from the midst of machine-gun nests, reorganized it and continued the advance. He was severely wounded in the head next day, but insisted on remaining on duty with his company and advancing in the attack, notwithstanding the fact that the advance was over a gassed area and his wounds prevented his wearing a gas mask.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: St. Louis, MO

FLINT, JOHN H.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Machine-Gun Company, 165th Infantry Regiment, 42d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 15 & September 23, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to John H. Flint, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Ferme de Jonchery, France, July 15, 1918, and near La Marche, France, September 23, 1918. Stationed with the company train near a French battery of artillery, Sergeant Flint, then a mechanic, left a concrete shelter and volunteered to carry a severely wounded French soldier to the dressing station. To reach the dressing station, over a kilometer away, he crossed an open field, subjected at the time to intense artillery bombardment. Later when a 150-millimeter shell burst near a shelter tent in which he was sleeping, killing one and wounding three noncommissioned officers and hurling Sergeant Flint several yards, he called assistance and supervised the care of the wounded.
General Orders No. 59, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Brooklyn, NY

FLOOD, JAMES E.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company F, 38th Infantry Regiment, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 11, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to James E. Flood, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Romagne, France, October 11, 1918. Sergeant Flood kept his platoon advancing under heavy artillery and machine-gun fire and although seriously wounded, continued in command until the objective was reached.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Dennison, OH

FLOOD, JOHN VINCENT
Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army
303th Infantry Regiment, 77th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: June 24, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to John Vincent Flood, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Badonviller, France, June 24, 1918. Lieutenant Flood, after being severely wounded, continued to direct his platoon with great courage and determination.
General Orders No. No. 24, W.D., 1920
Home Town: New York, NY

FLORIAN, PAUL A., JR.
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 Paul A. Florian, Jr., 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 Florian exhibited splendid courage and gallantry. After having been twice wounded he continued under heavy shell and machine-gun fire to install telephone wires to an advance headquarters.
General Orders No. 20, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Troy, NY

FLOWERS, ABNER
Captain, U.S. Army
167th Infantry Regiment, 42d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 15 - 16, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Abner Flowers, Captain, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Cote-de-Chatillon, France, October 15 - 16, 1918. Captain Flowers, after his battalion commander was wounded and evacuated early in the attack, took command and reorganized the remnants of the 2d and 3d Battalions, leading them to a successful final attack. Captain Flowers, disregarding his own danger, made a personal reconnaissance alone and ascertained that the enemy was preparing for a counterattack. Then leading his battalion in a final assault the command repulsed the counterattack and captured or killed practically the entire force of the enemy. His disregard for his own personal safety, coolness, and good judgment were an inspiration to his men and encouraged them to continue to their final objective.
General Orders No. No. 13, W.D., 1929
Home Town: Ozark, AL

FLOYD, WILLIAM M.
Private, U.S. Army
Company L, 4th Infantry Regiment, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 13, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to William M. Floyd, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Les Evaux, France, July 13, 1918. After seeing several patrols fail in the attempt to cross the River Marne, during the night, Private Floyd, with three companions, successfully crossed in broad daylight and in full view of the enemy, remaining in hostile territory throughout the day.
General Orders No. 32, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Norris City, IL

FLYNN, JOHN L.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company G, 131st Infantry Regiment, 33d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 9, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to John L. Flynn, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Consenvoye, France, October 9, 1918. Upon his own initiative Corporal Flynn advanced by short rushes under machine-gun and sniper fire to a point from which he successfully bombed and silenced an enemy machine-gun sniper who was holding up the advance of his company.
General Orders No. 46, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Whiteside County, IL

FOCHT, JOHN A.
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
Company B, 315th Engineers, 90th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 27, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to John A. Focht, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Madeline Farm, October 27, 1918. Knocked down and severely wounded when enemy shells hit the building where his company was at mess, Lieutenant Focht remained in the shelled area and, with the assistance of one of his men, carried out the wounded to a place of safety, where their wounds could be dressed.
General Orders 87, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Sweetwater, TX

FOGG, PRESTON DOANE
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
309th Infantry Regiment, 78th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 16, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Preston Doane Fogg, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Champigneulles, France, October 16, 1918. After leading his company in the attack on Champigneulles and thereafter successfully withdrawing the remnants of his command, Lieutenant Fogg, although himself wounded, carried to shelter another wounded officer, who was unable to walk.
General Orders No. 35, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Brighton, MA

FOGO, EDWARD T.
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
Company C, 120th Infantry Regiment, 30th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 18, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Edward T. Fogo, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near La Selle River, France, October 18, 1918. When his company had received orders to advance from the front line, First Lieutenant Fogo, then in command, led the company to its objective, despite severe wounds he had received prior to the start of the attack. He refused treatment until the mission was complete, when he went to the dressing station. He returned as soon as possible and remained with his company during the entire operations.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Wellsville, OH

FOLEY, HARRY J.
Private, U.S. Army
Company E, 125th Infantry Regiment, 32d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 31, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Harry J. Foley, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Cierges, northeast of Chateau-Thierry, France, July 31, 1918. After he had been wounded in both arms Private Foley collected ammunition from the dead and wounded who were lying on the battle field, and carried it under fire to his comrades on the firing line.
General Orders No. No. 132, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Waterford, MI

FOLEY, THOMAS F.
Captain, U.S. Army
101st Infantry Regiment, 26th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 15 - 22, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Thomas F. Foley, Captain, U.S. Army, for repeated acts of extraordinary heroism in action near Vaux, France, July 15 to 22, 1918. Throughout the four days of the advance Captain Foley commanded and led his battalion with exceptional bravery and judgment, thereby inspiring his men. When strong resistance was encountered he personally went forward and reconnoitered the terrain under heavy machine-gun and sniper fire, and on July 15 and again on July 22 he personally led his battalion in successful attacks.
General Orders No. No. 125, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Worcester, MA

FOLLIS, CHARLES
Captain, U.S. Army
125th Infantry Regiment, 32d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 31, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Charles Follis, Captain, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Sergy, France, July 31, 1918. After the capture of Hill 212, near Sergy, Captain (then 1st Lieutenant) Follis personally directed the consolidation of the position. He continually exposed himself to sweeping machine-gun fire while looking after the care and evacuation of all wounded men on the field, personally making sure that all were taken to the Aid Station.
General Orders 64, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Sault Ste. Marie, MI

*FOLSOM, JOHN V.
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Company L, 361st Infantry Regiment, 91st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 28, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to John V. Folsom, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action in Bois-Cummunal-de-Cierges, east of Exmorieux Ferme, France, September 28, 1918. His company, checked by a heavy barrage of machine gun and artillery fire, with gas shells interspersed, Private Folsom volunteered to carry an important message from his company commander to the commander of an artillery unit. With great gallantry he accomplished his mission in the face of intense enemy fire. He was killed in action on October 10, 1918, fighting for Hill 255. His high courage and splendid soldierly qualities were important factors in the operations of his company, and inspired his comrades to great endeavors.
General Orders No. 9, W.D., 1923
Home Town: Cedarhill, ID

FOLSOM, LYNN H.
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
117th Infantry Regiment, 30th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 8 -20, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Lynn H. Folsom, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Fremont, France, October 8 - 20, 1918. Although he was painfully wounded on October 8, Lieutenant Folsom remained on duty, taking command of his company six days later, when he was the only officer present, and effectively reorganizing the command after its strength had been greatly reduced. Still suffering from his wound, Lieutenant Folsom led his company in attack on October 17 and stayed at his post for two days thereafter until his battalion was relieved.
General Orders No. No. 137, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Elizabethton, TN

*FOLZ, ALEXANDER
Corporal, 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 Alexander Folz, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Remonville, France, November 1, 1918. While leading his squad in attack on a machine- gun nest, Corporal Folz's automatic rifleman was wounded, and unable to continue. Captain Folz took the gun, and, firing as he advanced, put the machine gun out of action, but he was so badly wounded during the exploit that he died from his wounds a few minutes after.
General Orders No. 44, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Rockford, IL

FOOKS, HERBERT C.
Major, U.S. Army
145th Infantry Regiment, 37th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 4, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Herbert C. Fooks, Major, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Eyne, Belgium, November 4, 1918. Although severely wounded and his jaw shattered by a machine-gun bullet, Major Fooks refused to be evacuated, administered first aid himself, and continued to fearlessly direct his battalion during a strong counterattack. The personal example of this officer was a vital factor in the success of the operation.
General Orders No. No. 19, W.D., 1920
Home Town: Salisbury, MD

FORBES, BURT T.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company I, 119th Infantry Regiment, 30th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 1, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Burt T. Forbes, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Ypres, Belgium, September 1, 1918. While his patrol was acting as a flank guard, with orders not to fire unless absolutely necessary, Corporal Forbes detected an enemy patrol of eight men approaching and starting to set up a machine-gun. Crawling forward alone, he charged the enemy patrol and single-handed killed three Germans and routed the other five.
General Orders 81, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Greenville, NC

FORBIS, FRED M.
Private First Class, 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 Fred M. Forbis, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action southeast of Remonville, France, November 1, 1918. Private Forbis, a member of the leading combat group of his platoon encountered a machine-gun nest of six guns; although only one hundred feet from the nest, he remained at his automatic rifle pouring in such a sheath of bullets on the enemy that it enabled his comrades to outflank the nest. He remained at his post until severely wounded. His exceptional nerve and coolness was an inspiration to his comrades throughout the action.
General Orders 95, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Holts Summit, MO

*FORD, CHARLES M.
Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army
Company D, 141st Infantry Regiment, 36th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 9, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Charles M. Ford, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near St. Etienne, France, October 9, 1918. After all the officers of his company had been killed or wounded, Lieutenant Ford took command of the company and, with about twenty-four men, advanced beyond the main line, over extremely difficult ground, capturing twenty-four enemy machine guns. Lieutenant Ford established his men in a good position, practically isolated from the rest of the line, and manning the captured guns, held the position under heavy machine-gun and shell fire for about sixty hours.
General Orders 78, W.D., 1919
Home Town: West Plains, MO

FORD, DARIS V.
Private, U.S. Army
Company C, 4th Engineers, 4th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: August 6, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Daris V. Ford, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action on the River Vesle, east of St. Thibaut, France, August 6, 1918. While his company was advancing ahead of the Infantry toward the Vesle River, to put in foot-bridges, Private Ford, acting as liaison messenger, displayed undaunted courage and utter disregard for his personal safety, by time after time carrying messages through a terrific enemy barrage and heavy machine- gun fire, each time successfully accomplishing his mission.
General Orders 78, W.D., 1919
Home Town: North Platte, NE

FORD, FRANK M.
Private, U.S. Army
Company D, 166th Infantry Regiment, 42d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 27, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Frank M. Ford, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action northeast of Chateau-Thierry, France, July 27, 1918. After he and a comrade had located a hostile machine gun in a clump of trees 500 meters north of a chateau which their platoon was holding east of Fere-en-Tardenis, they secured permission of their platoon commander to attempt to force the enemy to abandon this position, and advanced over open ground and in the face of fire. With their rifles they drove the enemy from their gun, killing one and wounding another.
General Orders No. No. 108, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Covington, KY

FORE, JAMES EDWARD
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company E, 118th Infantry Regiment, 30th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 17, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to James Edward Fore, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at St. Martin-Riviere, France, October 17, 1918. While engaged with four other soldiers in mopping up a village, Sergeant Fore led his men in a flank attack on a machine-gun neat and captured the crew, numbering 18. Pushing forward, he organized a squad of stragglers and captured an entire company of Germans, including two officers.
General Orders No. 44, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Union, SC

FORE, SAMUEL WITT
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company E, 118th Infantry Regiment, 30th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 8, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Samuel Witt Fore, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Brancourt, France, October 8, 1918. Disregarding personal safety, Sergeant Fore ran forward through heavy machine-gun and shell fire to a shell hole where a wounded soldier lay mortally wounded and carried his comrade to shelter.
General Orders No. 50, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Union, SC

FOREHAND, WALTER S.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company I, 119th Infantry Regiment, 30th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 29, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Walter S. Forehand, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Bellicourt, France, September 29, 1918. Sergeant Forehand showed exceptional bravery and devotion to duty by advancing with another soldier, though separated from his platoon, in the attack by his regiment on September 29, 1918. They found four privates, also lost in the smoke and fog; and, with this small party, proceeded toward the objective. During their advance, they surprised and captured ninety-two Germans, including several officers, without other aid. They succeeded in getting all of the prisoners back to the Military Police, and then rejoined their platoon.
General Orders 78, W.D., 1919
Home Town: South Mills, NC

FOREMAN, MILTON J.
Colonel, U.S. Army
122d Field Artillery, 33d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 4, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Milton J. Foreman, Colonel, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Ferme de Maucourt, northwest of Beauclair, France, November 4, 1918. When the advance of the Infantry was held up by heavy fire from hostile machine guns and artillery, which his artillery was unable to locate and neutralize, Colonel Foreman personally advanced by creeping through a heavy enemy artillery barrage to a point in the Infantry front line where he could by direct visual observation locate the position of enemy machine guns. Remaining at this post exposed to a terrific hostile bombardment he transmitted information to the supporting artillery and directed their fire on hostile strong points until the advance of the Infantry line was effected.
General Orders No. 9, W.D., 1923
Home Town: Chicago, IL

FORMICA, PIETRO
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Company A, 29th Infantry Regiment, 4th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: August 8, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Pietro Formica, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Ville Savoye, France, August 8, 1918. After several other soldiers had been killed in attempting to carry a message across an open field, under intense enemy fire, Private Formica volunteered for this perilous mission and successfully accomplished it. He continued to display marked courage in carrying messages under fire, until he was wounded next day.
General Orders 95, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Detroit, MI

*FORREST, HARRY E.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company I, 313th Infantry Regiment, 79th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 26, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Harry E. Forrest, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Montfaucon, France, September 26, 1918. Sergeant Forrest led his platoon in attack against an enemy machine-gun nest which was impeding the progress of his company. During the course of the exploit he was killed y fire from the nest, but his action enabled his men to accomplish the capture of 12 of the enemy who were manning the guns in the nest.
General Orders No. 32, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Baltimore, MD

FORRESTER, ROBERT R.
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
327th Infantry Regiment, 82d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 13, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Robert R. Forrester, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Pont-a-Mousson, France, September 13, 1918. Lieutenant Forrester volunteered for duty with other organizations ordered to make a daylight raid against the enemy. His superb leadership and coolness under very trying circumstances greatly reduced the number of casualties among his troops and his disregard of personal safety greatly inspired his men.
General Orders No. 103, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Atlanta, GA

FORSTER, GEORGE J.
Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army
26th Infantry Regiment, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 4 - 13, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to George J. Forster, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Verdun, France, October 4 - 13, 1918. Throughout the engagement of October 4 - 13, 1918, Lieutenant Forster displayed exceptional coolness and bravery under artillery, machine-gun, and rifle fire, directing the fire of his 37-mm guns, thereby rendering invaluable assistance to his battalion commander by this action and in establishing liaison and obtaining important information.
General Orders No. No. 14, W.D., 1928
Home Town: Kansas City, MO

FORSTER, HAROLD R.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company C, 108th Infantry Regiment, 27th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 29, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Harold R. Forster, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action east of Ronssoy, France, September 29, 1918. During the operations against the Hindenburg line, when the advance of his company was held up by an enemy machine- gun nest, Corporal Forster crawled forward to a small shell hole, killed four of the German machine gunners with a Lewis gun and put their gun out of action, thereby permitting the advance to continue. In accomplishing this courageous act, he was seriously wounded.
General Orders No. 20, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Clyde, NY

*FORSYTH, MATTHEW W., JR.
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 Matthew W. Forsyth, Jr., Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action Thiaucourt, France, September 12, 1918. When his gun position was subjected to a heavy enfilading fire, Private Forsyth continued in the service of his piece, regardless of his personal safety, and was killed while in the performance of his duty.
General Orders No. 59, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Cheltenham, PA

FORT, HOWARD H.
(First Award)
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company L, 28th Infantry Regiment, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 19 - 21, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Howard H. Fort, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Soissons, France, July 19 - 21, 1918. As mess sergeant, Sergeant Fort established the advance kitchen of the 3rd Battalion of his regiment under direct observation of an enemy balloon and under heavy enemy shellfire. Due to congestion of traffic, the roads being blocked with ammunition trains, the delivery of rations at night was forbidden. Sergeant fort for three successive days, voluntarily led a ration train in daylight in constant exposure to enemy shelling from his kitchen to the troops of the battalion in the front lines, showing splendid devotion to duty and utter disregard for his own safety. His bravery and determined devotion to his comrades inspired them to great endeavors.
General Orders No. No. 15, W.D., 1923
Home Town: Anderson, IN
Other Award: Distinguished Service Cross w/OLC (WWI)

FORT, HOWARD H.
(Second Award)
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company L, 28th Infantry Regiment, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 1 - 12, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Howard H. Fort, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Exermont, France, October 1 - 12, 1918. Sergeant Fort, then mess sergeant, company L, 28th Infantry, displayed outstanding courage and bravery and exceptional devotion to duty by voluntarily exposing himself daily to intense enemy artillery fire in conducting ration trains and delivering rations to the front-line troops. This duty was performed during nine successive nights under intense and concentrated fire, under untold hazards and difficulties. Sergeant Fortís indomitable spirit, his devotion to his comrades, and his utter disregard for his own safety greatly inspired the men of his organization and were important factors in the successful operations of this regiment during this engagement.
General Orders No. No. 15, W.D., 1923
Home Town: Anderson, IN
Other Award: Distinguished Service Cross (WWI)

*FORTH, HERMAN
Private, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 341st Machine-Gun Battalion, 89th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 2, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Herman Forth, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action in the Bois-de-Barricourt, France, November 2, 1918. Private Forth in the face of enemy machine-gun fire, went to the aid of two severely wounded soldiers, carried them into a shell hole, dressed their wounds, and, while endeavoring to get the blankets from the packs of the wounded men, was struck in the head by a machine-gun bullet and instantly killed.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Wayne City, IL

*FOSNES, ERNEST
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company A, 59th Infantry Regiment, 4th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 19 & August 8, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Ernest Fosnes, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action during the Aisne-Marne offensive, France, July 19, and August 8, 1918. On July 19 Corporal Fosnes exposed himself to intense machine-gun and artillery fire to assist in the reorganization of his company, which had become temporarily disorganized, due to heavy losses. On August 8, when his platoon had become separated from the company during the attack, he exposed himself to direct machine-gun fire in order to encourage the members of his platoon in their task. He was mortally wounded a short time afterwards.
General Orders No. No. 5, W.D., 1920
Home Town: Montevideo, MN

*FOSS, SAXTON C.
Private, U.S. Army
Company F, 9th Infantry Regiment, 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 8, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Saxton C. Foss, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Medeah Ferme, France, October 8, 1918. With exceptional courage, Private Foss voluntarily advanced to flank a machine-gun nest, which was holding up the advancing battalion; and, in so doing, was fatally wounded.
General Orders 89, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Somerville, MA

FOSSETT, EDWARD JOSEPH
Private, U.S. Army
Company M, 111th Infantry Regiment, 28th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 5 - 6, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Edward Joseph Fossett, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action during an attack in the Courlandon Woods, September 5 - 6, 1918. While acting as liaison between the 109th and 111th Infantry, Private Fossett was severely wounded by a high-explosive shell, but refused to be evacuated until his command was relieved on September 9.
General Orders No. 72, W.D., 1920
Home Town: Philadelphia, PA

FOSSIE, LESTER
Supply Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company M, 370th Infantry Regiment, 93d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 5, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Lester Fossie, Supply Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Ferme- de-la-Riviere, France, October 5, 1918. A messenger having been wounded by an enemy sniper in the open between the lines, Sergeant Fossie immediately went to his rescue, and brought him into the company head quarters over ground swept by machine-gun and sniper fire.
General Orders No. 46, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Metropolis, IL

FOSTER, HAMILTON K.
Captain, 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 Hamilton K. Foster, Captain, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Soissons, France, July 22, 1918. A courageous and inspiring leader at all times, Captain Foster particularly distinguished himself for bravery and judgment by charging and capturing a machine-gun nest that threatened his advance, although wounded during that action.
General Orders No. 15, W.D., 1919
Home Town: New Rochelle, NY

FOSTER, JOHN (AKA: WILL ROGERS)
Private, U.S. Army
Company K, 9th Infantry Regiment, 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 18, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to John Foster, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action under the name Will Rogers. (See alias for citation)
Home Town: , Unknown

*FOSTER, WALTER L.
Private, 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 Walter L. Foster, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Bellicourt, France, September 29, 1918. Acting as a runner, Private Foster carried frequent messages between his platoon leader and company commander, exposed at all times to heavy enemy fire of artillery and machine guns. While performing this meritorious work he was killed by machine-gun fire.
General Orders No. 21, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Haw River, NC

FOUREMAN, ROY B.
Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army
308th Trench Mortar Battery, 158th Field Artillery Brigade, 83d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 23, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Roy B. Foureman, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Brabant sur Meuse, France, October 23, 1918. During the offensive action in Bossois Bois the four trench mortars operated by Lieutenant Fouremanís platoon were put out of action. Under an enemy barrage Lieutenant Foureman went from gun to gun, encouraging his men to continued effort until his last gun was out of action, when he turned his attention to assisting the wounded.
General Orders No. 21, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Greenville, OH

FOUST, BENJAMIN E.
Mechanic, U.S. Army
Company F, 139th Infantry Regiment, 35th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 29, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Benjamin E. Foust, Mechanic, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Exermont, France, September 29, 1918. After having one eye shot out, Mechanic Foust refused to avail himself of the opportunity to be evacuated to the rear, but rendered first aid to himself and continued to dress the wounds of his comrades, until a heavy concentration of gas so affected his wounded eye that he was forced to go to the rear. His work was the means of saving the lives of many of his comrades.
General Orders No. 59, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Augusta, KS

FOUST, JOHN W.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Machine-Gun Company, 38th Infantry Regiment, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 22, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to John W. Faost, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Cunel, France, October 22, 1918. After all the officers of his company had been wounded, Sergeant Faust (then corporal) assumed command, and with great courage and bravery organized a detachment, recapturing two of his machine guns that had fallen to the enemy in a counterattack earlier in the day.
General Orders No. 44, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Lexington, NC

FOWLE, JOHN G.
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 John G. Fowle, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Juvigny, France, August 31, 1918. Under harassing machine-gun fire, and in plain view of the enemy, Sergeant Fowle voluntarily went forward a distance of 150 yards to dress the wounds of an officer. He returned for assistance after which he removed the officer to a place of safety.
General Orders 64, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Traverse City, MI

*FOWLER, LEWIS K.
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Company B, 120th Infantry Regiment, 30th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 19, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Lewis K. Fowler, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Busigny, France, October 19, 1918. Private Fowler remained at his post, covering the withdrawal of his company with his automatic rifle, in order that the company might take up a better position. He was instantly killed while in the performance of this mission.
General Orders No. 32, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Cardenas, NC

FOX, CHARLES M.
Captain (Medical Corps), U.S. Army
353d Infantry Regiment, 89th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 26, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Charles M. Fox, Captain (Medical Corps), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Bantheville, France, October 26, 1918. Although he was suffering from the effects of gas, Captain Fox maintained his battalion dressing station under a terrific bombardment of gas and high explosive shells, which had almost demolished his station, continuing to care for the wounded and refusing to be evacuated until blindness rendered him unable to work.
General Orders 66, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Chicago, IL

FOX, FRANK
Private, U.S. Army
Company G, 115th Infantry Regiment, 29th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 15, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Frank Fox, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Ravine-de- Molleville, France, October 15, 1918. Upon learning that a small party had been ambushed by three enemy machine-gun nests and one soldier killed and an officer severely wounded, Private Fox voluntarily accompanied an officer to within 50 yards of the machine-gun nests, in the face of heavy enemy machine-gun fire, and assisted in carrying the wounded officer to safety.
General Orders No. No. 1, W.D., 1934
Home Town: Rockford, MI

FOX, FRANK I.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Headquarters Company, 120th Field Artillery, 32d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: August 4, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Frank I. Fox, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at St. Gilles, near Fismes, France, August 4, 1918. Corporal Fox, with other soldiers, made frequent trips to maintain telephone communication between battalion and regimental headquarters during a destructive bombardment. All other lines had been destroyed, arid as this line was used by both Infantry and Artillery for communication with the rear, it was of utmost importance that it be maintained.
General Orders No. No. 139, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Milwaukee, WI

FOX, GEORGE F.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company F, 308th Infantry Regiment, 77th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 15, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to George F. Fox, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near St. Juvin, France, October 15, 1918. Corporal Fox exposed himself to machine-gun fire to rescue a wounded comrade who lay in an exposed position. While crawling out to bring in his comrade he was under direct enemy observation and bursts of machine-gun fire.
General Orders No. No. 10, W.D., 1920
Home Town: New York, NY

FOX, MATHEW S.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Battery F, 104th Field Artillery, 27th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 4, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Mathew S. Fox, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Consenvoye, France, November 4, 1918. While the battery position was being subjected to severe bombardment of gas and high explosive shells, Corporal Fox, in an effort to rescue two wounded comrades, extinguished a pile of burning camouflage which was used as a cover for the ammunition and fuses. While fighting the burning camouflage, the ammunition was exploded by another bursting shell.
General Orders No. 46, W.D., 1919
Home Town: York, NY

FOY, RICHARD
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 Richard Foy, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Bazoches, France, August 14, 1918. Private Foy voluntarily exposed himself to intense machine-gun and artillery fire, crawling forward, in company with four other men of his company, in search of their wounded company commander who had fallen a short distance in front of his company's position. After a fruitless search for the wounded officer, the patrol engaged the nearest enemy post and in a fight with hand grenades destroyed it. Private Foy then assisted a wounded comrade to return to his own line. The heroic conduct of Private Foy greatly encourage the men of his company, inciting them to heroic endeavors.
General Orders No. No. 16, W.D., 1923
Home Town: Brooklyn, NY

*FRANCIS, RAYMOND
Corporal, U.S. Army
Battery E, 76th Field Artillery, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 6, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Raymond Francis, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Montfaucon, France, October 6, 1918. While acting as chief of section during an important firing, Corporal Francis was mortally wounded by an enemy shell which rendered all but one of the section casualties. Although suffering great pain, he directed the remaining members of the gun crew in firing until he was relieved.
General Orders No. No. 29, W.D., 1920
Home Town: Philadelphia, PA

FRANCISCO, JOHN
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company M, 132d Infantry Regiment, 33d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 12, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to John Francisco, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action in the Bois- de-Foret, France, October 12, 1918. Sergeant Francisco, then a Private, displayed remarkable heroism and leadership. During the afternoon, the enemy made three strong counterattacks, and it was during these attacks that Sergeant Francisco gathered together fragments of squads and assumed command of them. He led them against the enemy, approaching from the rear of the right flank, and was personally responsible for the capture of four machine guns and five prisoners.
General Orders 78, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Chicago, IL

FRANK, EMANUEL
Corporal, U.S. Army
Machine-Gun Company, 38th Infantry Regiment, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 15, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Emanuel Frank, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Launay, France, July 15, 1918. Corporal Frank with an officer and another soldier of his company attacked a patrol of seven Germans who had captured four American soldiers, killed one of the Germans and captured the others.
General Orders No. 23, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Rockaway Beach, NY

FRANK, WILLIAM J.
Private, U.S. Army
Headquarters Company, 30th Infantry Regiment, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 14 - 15, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to William J. Frank, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Bois-d'Agrimont, France, July 14 - 15, 1918. On the night of July 14 - 15 Private Frank volunteered and carried messages through heavy shell fire, after other runners had been killed in the attempt to perform the same mission.
General Orders No. 32, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Wahpeton, ND

FRARY, FRANK M.
Sergeant, 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 M. Frary, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Greves Farm, France, July 15, 1918. Responding to a call for volunteers, Sergeant Frary, with eight other soldiers, manned two guns of a French battery which had been deserted by the French during the unprecedented fire, after many casualties had been inflicted on their forces. For two hours he remained at his post and poured an effective fire into the ranks of the enemy.
General Orders No. 46, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Ogden, UT

FRASER, DUNCAN
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
16th Infantry Regiment, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 18, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Duncan Fraser, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Soissons, France, July 18, 1918. With four men, Lieutenant Fraser captured a machine-gun nest, which was delivering an annihilating fire upon his company and holding up its advance.
General Orders 81, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Ardsley-on-Hudson, NY

*FRASER, HARRY L.
Captain, U.S. Army
Quartermaster Corps, 5th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 10, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Harry L. Fraser, Captain, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Brandeville, France, November 10, 1918. Captain Frazer was directing a working party, which was being heavily bombarded. Having been ordered to safety, Captain Fraser, thinking only of the welfare of his men, went forth to see that all had found shelter, and was instantly killed.
General Orders No. 20, W.D., 1919
Home Town: El Paso, TX

FRASIER, LYMAN S.
Major, U.S. Army
26th Infantry Regiment, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 7, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Lyman S. Frasier, Major, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Verdun, France, October 7, 1918. While conducting a flanking movement to reduce the enemy defenses on Hill 272, at the head of his two assaulting companies, Major Frasier met a battalion of enemy, formed for counterattack against our advanced positions, in the Bois-de-Money. Disposing of his force with excellent judgment, Major Frasier himself conducted an assault that routed the enemy, driving him from the field in complete disorganization. Later in the action, when wounded, he refused to relinquish command, and continued to direct the operations of his battalion until he had placed his troops on their final objective.
General Orders 78, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Amsterdam, NY

FRATUS, GEORGE R.
Private, U.S. Army
Company F, 61st Infantry Regiment, 5th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 1, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to George R. Fratus, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Aincreville, France, November 1, 1918. When telephone communications had been cut off, Private Fratus volunteered to carry messages to the Battalion Commander. Though he was wounded in passing through an intense artillery barrage, he succeeded in delivering the messages.
General Orders 95, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Providence, RI

FRAY, JOHN P.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company H, 102d Infantry Regiment, 26th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 18, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to John P. Fray, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at St. Hilaire, France, September 18, 1918. While under heavy enemy machine-gun fire, Corporal Fray charged a machine gun single-handed, putting it out of action and dispersing its crew. Later, as the raiding party withdrew, he assisted in carrying back the wounded.
General Orders No. 26, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Waterbury, CT

*FREDERICKS, CORNELIUS C.
Private, 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 Cornelius C. Fredericks, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Frapelle, France, August 17, 1918. Private Fredericks displayed great coolness and courage under a heavy enemy barrage when he unhesitatingly went forward to destroy enemy wire entanglements and continued this extremely hazardous work until killed.
General Orders No. 15, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Brooklyn, NY

FREDLUND, VICTOR
Private, U.S. Army
Company C, 315th Engineers, 90th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 25, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Victor Fredlund, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Preny, France, September 25, 1918. While withdrawing from a day light raid with his detail Private Fredlund saw a wounded Infantry soldier lying helpless behind a heavy machine-gun and artillery barrage. He returned through the intense fire and, finding that the wounded soldier's leg was practically severed, he tourniqueted the leg and carried him 100 yards through the barrage to a place of temporary shelter. Securing additional assistance, he took the man to the first-aid station. By his courage and efforts the wounded soldier's life was saved.
General Orders No. No. 140, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Moline, IL

*FREE, GEORGE M.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company C, 320th Infantry Regiment, 80th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 10, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to George M. Free, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Bois De Ogon, France, October 10, 1918. After half of his platoon and his officers had been killed or wounded, Sergeant Free, under a terrific barrage and machine-gun fire organized a charge to attack a strong point, which was seriously menacing the whole command. In attempting this most hazardous task, Sergeant Free was killed.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Pittsburgh, PA

FREEHOFF, WILLIAM F.
Captain, U.S. Army
38th Infantry Regiment, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 15, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to William F. Freehoff, Captain, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action along the Marne River, July 15, 1918. Under a heavy hostile artillery fire and fire from low-flying airplanes, Captain Freehoff rallied and reorganized scattered elements of his own and another company and courageously led them in the face of heavy machine-gun fire against a strong machine-gun nest, killed and wounded several of the crew and captured the gun.
General Orders No. No. 56, W.D., 1922
Home Town: Vestal Center, NY

FREEMAN, EDGAR H.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company D, 167th Infantry Regiment, 42d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: March 4, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Edgar H. Freeman, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Ancerviller, France, March 4, 1918. Corporal Freeman conducted himself with marked bravery as a member of a patrol of five men which encountered an enemy patrol of eleven men, which it attacked and routed, taking two prisoners.
General Orders No. 126, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Montevallo, AL

FREEMAN, PATRICK
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company B, 308th Infantry Regiment, 77th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 27, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Patrick Freeman, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action in the Forest of Argonne, France, September 27, 1918. Sergeant Freeman displayed exceptional courage and bravery while leading his platoon against enemy machine-gun and trench-mortar positions and putting them out of action. Although wounded, this soldier remained on duty with his platoon, killing and capturing several of the enemy and finally occupying part of the hostile trench.
General Orders No. 20, W.D., 1919
Home Town: New York, NY

FREEMAN, ROBERT L.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company F, 128th Infantry Regiment, 32d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 7, 1919
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Robert L. Freeman, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Gesnes, France, October 7, 1918. One of four survivors of a platoon of 41 who attacked Hill 269, Sergeant Freeman, with the three others, continued on their mission and held the hill for some time without hope of reinforcements.
General Orders No. No. 47, W.D., 1921
Home Town: North Yakima, WA

*FREIBERG, HYMAN
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 Hyman Freiberg, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Chipilly Ridge, France, August 9, 1918. Although wounded in an early advance, Second Lieutenant Freiberg went forward with his men until he fell from loss of blood. He refused to be evacuated, and, while his wounds were being treated on the spot, preparatory to resuming the advance, was killed by shell fire.
General Orders 87, W.D., 1919
Home Town: New York, NY

*FREML, WESLEY
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
26th Infantry Regiment, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: May 30, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Wesley Freml, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Cantigny, France, May 30, 1918. While leading his company to the relief of a company who were holding a newly captured position, and while consolidating his new position, Lieutenant Freml was constantly subjected to perilous shelling and even though twice wounded by bursting shell, he refused evacuation. He successfully repulsed three strong enemy counterattacks, and while engaged in a hand-to-hand fight with two German officers he was killed.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Vail, IA

FRENCH, HENRY
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Company L, 119th Infantry Regiment, 30th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 10, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Henry French, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near St. Souplet, France, October 10, 1918. When his platoon was ordered to withdraw, Private First Class French manned a Lewis gun, the crew of which had become casualties, and, by delivering a heavy fire, successfully covered the withdrawal. Himself subjected to heavy enemy fire, and, wounded in the course of action, he remained at his post till the danger to his platoon was over.
General Orders 81, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Maynardville, TN

FRESHOUR, ERNEST W.
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Company D, 166th Infantry Regiment, 42d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: June 6, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Ernest W. Freshour, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Ancerviller, France, June 6, 1918. After all communications had been cut off and his platoon had suffered heavy casualties, Private Freshour, with another member of his platoon, volunteered and carried a message through heavy artillery and machine-gun fire to their company commander, giving him the information necessary to reinforce the position.
General Orders No. 35, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Marion, OH

*FRETZ, EARL R.
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
12th Machine-Gun Battalion, 4th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 18, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Earl R. Fretz, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Courchamps, France, July 18, 1918. After all the officers of Company E, 59th Infantry, had become casualties, Lieutenant Fretz voluntarily assumed command of the Infantry company in addition to his machine-gun platoon and personally led it forward to its objective. The gallantry displayed by this officer while exposed to heavy machine-gun and artillery fire was an important factor in the success of the advance.
General Orders No. No. 5, W.D., 1920
Home Town: Dorchester, MA

FREW, STEPHEN P.
Private, U.S. Army
Company A, 326th Infantry Regiment, 82d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 15 & 16, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Stephen P. Frew, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near St. Juvin, France, October 15 and 16, 1918. After seeing a runner killed by a shell while passing through a terrific artillery barrage, Private Frew volunteered to carry the message, well knowing that he had to cross an open space swept by machine-gun fire, 400 yards from Ravine au Pierre to battalion headquarters, in full view of the enemy. He showed a courage and bravery which was an inspiration to all of his comrades.
General Orders No. 9, W.D., 1923
Home Town: Punxsutawney, PA

*FREY, AMEL
Captain, U.S. Army
26th Infantry Regiment, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: May 27, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Amel Frey, Captain, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near the Bois-de-Fontaine, France, may 27, 1918. Captain Frey was seriously wounded while bringing his support platoons forward during a raid on his sector by the enemy, but gallantly continued to lead his men in the repulse of the raid until carried from the field by the stretcher bearers an hour later.
General Orders No. 126, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Toledo, OH

FREY, CLARENCE F.
Private, U.S. Army
Headquarters Company, 316th Infantry Regiment, 79th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 7, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Clarence F. Frey, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Verdun, France, November 7, 1918. Acting as runner, Private Frey was sent from regimental headquarters to the front lines. On the way he was severely wounded by the fragment of a shell, but he continued on despite weakness from loss of blood and dazed from shock. He delivered his message before being evacuated.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Red Lion, PA

FREY, GEORGE J.
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Company C, 16th Infantry Regiment, 1st Division
Date of Action: October 8, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to George J. Frey, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action north of Exermont, France, October 8, 1918. Private Frey advanced beyond the front lines in order to locate an enemy machine-gun group who were raking the valley with their fire. Upon his approach the crew abandoned their gun and retreated into a wood. Private Frey pursued them into the shelter of the woods, firing upon them as he advanced. Upon returning he discovered a wounded comrade lying about 50 yards in advance of our lines in a place exposed to heavy fire. Private Frey went to this wounded man and carried him to a place of safety.
General Orders No. 60, W.D., 1920
Home Town: New York, NY

FRIEL, JOHN W.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company K, 145th Infantry Regiment, 37th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 2, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to John W. Friel, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Eyne, Belgium, November 2, 1918. In full view of the enemy and under heavy artillery and machine-gun fire, Corporal Friel, with two other men, swam the Escaut River and assisted in the construction of a footbridge. The construction of this bridge aided materially in the later successful operations of American troops in this vicinity.
General Orders No. 68, W.D., 1920
Home Town: Philadelphia, PA

*FRIEL, JOSEPH
Private, U.S. Army
Company A, 308th Infantry Regiment, 77th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 2 - 5, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Joseph Friel, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Binarville, France, October 2 - 5, 1918. Private Friel was on duty as a battalion runner during the period of six days in which his own and another battalion were surrounded by the enemy in the Argonne Forest, France, and cut off from communication with friendly troops. Although he was without food and, toward the end of the period, almost exhausted, this soldier carried messages to all parts of the position. Constantly under heavy fire from machine guns and trench mortars, he showed an utter disregard for his own personal safety. On the night of October 5, 1918, he was sent to carry a message through the enemy lines to regimental headquarters. Several other attempts had been made, as this soldier knew, which had resulted in the death or capture of the runners. He made the attempt, but was killed in the performance of his mission by the enemy fire.
General Orders No. 16, W.D., 1919
Home Town: New York, NY

*FRIERSON, MEADE, JR.
Captain (Cavalry), U.S. Army
125th Infantry (Attached), 32d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 31, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Meade Frierson, Jr., Captain (Cavalry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Sergy, France, July 31, 1918. Captain Frierson was continually at the head of his company in the attack on Hill 212, near Sergy, and was constantly exposed to the terrific enemy fire while leading his men forward. After the objective had been gained and the men had dug in on the crest of the hill, he remained on watch the entire night, constantly patrolling his company sector under the heavy rifle, machine-gun, and artillery fire from the enemy's lines. He was later killed while on a hazardous reconnaissance in the vicinity of Juvigny, France.
General Orders 64, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Nashville, TN

FRIES, GEORGE J., JR.
Private, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 319th Infantry Regiment, 80th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 11, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to George J. Fries, Jr., Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Cunel, France, October 11, 1918. For two days and nights Private Fries worked incessantly as the only first-aid man with two companies in the front line. On several occasions he went out in front of our lines under heavy enemy fire, to aid wounded men and to help bring them back to our line, his pack and equipment being badly torn by pieces of shrapnel.
General Orders No. 35, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Carrick, PA

FRITZ, ALBERT W.
Private, U.S. Army
Company I, 16th Infantry Regiment, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 18 - 23, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Albert W. Fritz, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action south of Soissons, France, July 18 - 23, 1918. While attached to a machine gun company as an ammunition carrier, Private Fritz, after being twice wounded, continued to carry ammunition while exposed to heavy shell fire.
General Orders No. 15, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Berlin, WI

FRITZ, CLYDE A.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company K, 9th Infantry Regiment, 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 18, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Clyde A. Fritz, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Soissons, France, July 18, 1918. Corporal Fritz accompanied a party of 10 men which attacked a ravine infested with enemy machine-gun nests. During the exploit all except Corporal Fritz and one comrade were killed or wounded, but they succeeded in silencing enough guns to make further advance possible.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Kokomo, IN

FRITZ, LEONARD B.
Private, U.S. Army
Company M, 117th Infantry Regiment, 30th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 18, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Leonard B. Fritz, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Busigny, France, October 18, 1918. When his platoon was held up by an enemy machine- gun post, Private Fritz with another soldier taking their automatic rifles rushed forward through intense fire, skillfully placed the rifle in position and opened effective fire.
General Orders No. No. 133, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Laurel Bloomery, TN

FRIZZELL, CHARLES F.
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
38th Infantry Regiment, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 22, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Charles F. Frizzell, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Le Charmel, France, July 22, 1918. While making a personal reconnaissance in front of our lines Lieutenant Frizzell was seriously wounded, but crawled to the rear to a patrol with valuable information. He ordered that he be left behind and that the patrol return with the information he had obtained. The patrol returned and he, unable to resist by fighting, was later taken prisoner by the advancing enemy.
General Orders No. No. 19, W.D., 1920
Home Town: New York, NY

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

*FUHRMAN, PAUL C.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company B, 9th Machine-Gun Battalion, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 12, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Paul C. Fuhrman, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Romagne, France, October 12, 1918. Corporal Fuhrman, without regard to personal safety, operated and advanced his machine gun under intense enemy artillery and machine-gun fire. By this act he disabled and put out of action two enemy machine-gun crews which were holding up the advance of the infantry.
General Orders No. No. 16, W.D., 1920
Home Town: Brooklyn, NY

FULLER, ARTHUR M.
Supply Sergeant, 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 Arthur M. Fuller, Supply Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Cunel, France, October 14, 1918. Accompanied by one other soldier, Sergeant Fuller 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 eater the woods and continue the advance.
General Orders No. 44, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Baltimore, MD

FULLER, JOSEPH M.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Battery D, 109th Field Artillery, 28th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 4, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Joseph M. Fuller, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Apremont, France, October 4, 1918. Sergeant Fuller left an observation post to aid in the rescue of an officer who had fallen in a field swept by artillery and machine-gun fire. After administering first-aid, he carried the officer to a place of safety, his prompt action saving the officer's life.
General Orders 64, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Wilkes-Barre, PA

*FULLER, KENNETH E.
Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army
23d Infantry Regiment, 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 18, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Kenneth E. Fuller, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Vaux Castille, France, July 18, 1918. When his company was temporarily halted by heavy machine-gun fire, Second Lieutenant Fuller personally led a group of ten men in an attack on the machine-gun position. He was killed while leading this attack, but due to his heroic example the enemy position was captured and his company was able to continue its advance.
General Orders No. No. 22, W.D., 1920
Home Town: Exeter, NH

FULLER, LONZO L.
Private, U.S. Army
Company H, 128th Infantry Regiment, 32d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 1, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Lonzo L. Fuller, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Juvigny, north of Soissons, France, September 1, 1918. During an attack on a strong enemy position, in the face of heavy fire from artillery and machine guns, Private Fuller, a runner, worked unceasingly throughout the attack in maintaining lateral liaison between units. The entire route which he was obliged to travel was exposed to heavy fire from the enemy, and on one of his trips he succeeded in locating a machine-gun nest which had been inflicting heavy losses on our troops. Returning through a rain of bullets, he reported the exact position of the emplacement, which enabled the artillery to demolish it.
General Orders No. 20, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Lansing, MI

FULLER, SMITH
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company d, 110th Infantry Regiment, 28th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 30, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Smith Fuller, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Courmont, France, July 30, 1918. After the enemy had been driven back from his position, and the new line was being organized by the 1st battalion, a gap occurred on the right, toward which the enemy made a determined counterattack. Sergeant Fuller, with utter disregard of his own personal danger and on his own initiative, assumed command of a platoon and rushed it into the gap in the line, where under severe enemy artillery and machine-gun fire it was able successfully to repulse the enemy and break up the counterattack.
General Orders No. No. 22, W.D., 1929
Home Town: Uniontown, PA

FULLER, WILLIAM H.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company M, 137th Infantry Regiment, 35th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 29, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to William H. Fuller, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Montrebeau Woods, France, September 29, 1918. With another soldier Corporal Fuller left a shell hole and advancing under heavy machine-gun fire rescued one of our wounded soldiers and took him to a dressing station. He showed marked heroism, the mission being undertaken against the advice of his platoon leader.
General Orders 71, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Manchester, KS

FULTON, SELMO
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Battery C, 129th Field Artillery, 35th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 29, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Selmo Fulton, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Charpentry, France, September 29, 1918. When the rest of the gun squad was wiped out by heavy shelling and he himself had been wounded, Private Fulton continued to fire his piece single-handed until another gun squad was formed.
General Orders 81, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Odessa, MO

FUNDERBURK, MYRON M.
Mechanic, U.S. Army
Company I, 118th Infantry Regiment, 30th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 8, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Myron M. Funderburk, Mechanic, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Brancourt, France, October 8, 1918. Mechanic Funderburk was acting as a stretcher bearer for his company, which was suffering many casualties as it advanced. While he was carrying a wounded soldier, Mechanic Funderburk was himself seriously wounded in the shoulder. He continued, under heavy artillery fire, to evacuate the wounded until he fell from exhaustion.
General Orders No. 21, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Pageland, SC

FUQUAY, JAMES
Private, U.S. Army
Company H, 370th Infantry Regiment, 93d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 28, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to James Fuquay, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Guillemet Farm, France, September 28, 1918. When Private Fuquay, an automatic rifleman, was stationed at a particularly dangerous location, his rifle became jammed, whereupon he took it apart, remedied the trouble, and again put it into operation. While doing this he was wounded in the left arm, but refused first-aid, continuing to serve his piece and direct fire on the enemy positions until completely exhausted from loss of blood.
General Orders No. 44, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Chicago, IL

FURBUSH, GEORGE W. , JR.
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
23d Infantry Regiment, 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 1, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to George W. Furbush, Jr., First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Vaux, France, July 1, 1918. Although wounded, First Lieutenant Furbush continued in displaying the greatest courage and disregard of all personal danger at all times. Throughout the critical period of 48 hours, July 30 - 31, 1918, near Sergy, he particularly distinguished himself when leading his platoon into position in face of fire on the crest of Hill November 1, 1918. Immediately after the beginning of the attack in the Bois-de- Bantheville, when his company was held up by a strong machine-gun nest and his company commander and several others were killed, Lieutenant Furlong took a soldier with him and with great gallantry and coolness attacked and captured the machine-gun nest of four guns, killing or wounding a number of the crew.
General Orders No. No. 4, W.D., 1927
Home Town: Waltham, MA

FUREY, JOHN PATRICK
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company H, 165th Infantry Regiment, 42d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 15, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to John Patrick Furey, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Landres-et-St. Georges, October 15, 1918. Although himself slightly wounded while near enemy wire entanglements, which position was boxed in by a hostile artillery barrage and swept by enemy machine guns, Sergeant Furey, with utter disregard for his own safety voluntarily exposed himself to great danger in going to the aid of a comrade, who was severely wounded in both legs, bandaging his wounds and assisting him to the first-aid station, all under heavy hostile fire. He then rejoined his command near the front line. In the performance of this gallant act he was again wounded.
General Orders No. 9, W.D., 1923
Home Town: New York, NY

FURFORO, VINACEZO
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 Vinacezo Furforo, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action during the Meuse-Argonne offensive, France, September 26, 1918. With three other soldiers Private Furforo 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

FURNESS, THOMAS F.
Lieutenant, U.S. Army
7th Field Artillery, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 1 - 5, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Thomas F. Furness, Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Fosse, France, November 1 - 5, 1918. Performing his duties as liaison officer in a most effective manner, Lieutenant Furness also took command of infantry platoons, after the officers had become casualties, and led them brilliantly. On one occasion he reorganized a platoon after the leader had been killed and attacked a strong machine-gun position, capturing four guns and 15 prisoners.
General Orders No. No. 3, W.D., 1924
Home Town: Brookline, MA

 

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GABRIEL, HARRY S.
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
316th Infantry Regiment, 79th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 3, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Harry S. Gabriel, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Molleville Farm, near Hill 378, Grande Montagne sector, France, November 3, 1918. Between 6:30 and 9 o'clock Lieutenant Gabriel fought with two platoons through a dense thicket against an unlocated enemy, who resisted with constant artillery and machine gun fire. The two officers of the platoons on his left were killed, as well as his accompanying officer, Lieutenant Rudolph E. Peterson. Although his men were decimated, he rallied them four separate times and took command of the men originally on his left after their officers were killed, and renewed his assaults against hidden machine-gun nests on Hill 370. His small group silenced 7 machine guns and captured several prisoners. He reached his objective-Hill 370-in spite of terrific losses, definitely located the enemy, which was the main purpose of the reconnaissance, and assisted in the capture of 7 machine-gun nests. The extraordinary courage of Lieutenant Gabriel, his coolness and superb devotion to duty served as a constant inspiration to every man of the 316th Infantry Regiment.
General Orders No. No. 14, W.D., 1923
Home Town: Watkins, NY

GADDIS, THOMAS
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company K, 111th Infantry Regiment, 28th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 5, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Thomas Gaddis, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near La Chene Tondu, France, October 5, 1918. When his company had been held up by sweeping fire from a machine-gun nest, Sergeant Gaddis, in charge of a patrol of five men, went forward to reduce the nest. The patrol was once driven back by the terrific fire, but again advanced. Fifteen feet from the nest two guns opened fire, killing three of the patrol, whereupon Sergeant Gaddis rushed forward alone and killed the crews of both guns with hand grenades. His action not only made possible the advance of the line, which was of extreme importance, but also saved many of his comrades at a time when his company had suffered heavy casualties.
General Orders No. 50, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Oil City, PA

GAFFEY, LUKE
(First Award)
Private, U.S. Army
Company F, 108th Infantry Regiment, 27th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 28, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Luke Gaffey, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Ronssoy, France, September 28, 1918. Private Gaffey displayed rare courage in leaving shelter and going into an open field under heavy shell and machine-gun fire and rescuing wounded soldiers of another regiment.
General Orders No. 133, W.D., 1919
Home Town: New York, NY
Other Award: Distinguished Service Cross w/OLC (WWI)

GAFFEY, LUKE
(Second Award)
Private, U.S. Army
Company F, 108th Infantry Regiment, 27th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 29, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Luke Gaffey, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Ronssoy, France, September 29, 1918. When all the other members of his squad had been killed or wounded, Private Gaffey picked up an automatic rifle and advanced alone against an enemy position.
General Orders No. 133, W.D., 1919
Home Town: New York, NY
Other Award: Distinguished Service Cross (WWI)

GAGE, GEORGE H.
Captain (Medical Corps), U.S. Army
28th Infantry Regiment, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: March 17, May 28, & July 18 - 22, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to George H. Gage, Captain (Medical Corps), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Rembercourt, France on March 17, 1918, and at Cantigny, May 28, 1918. Conspicuous for his courage, Captain Gage gave inspiration to the officers and men of the command by his extraordinary heroism throughout the operations south of Soissons, July 18 to 22, 1918, and especially at Berzy-le-Sec, July 21, 1918, when he accompanied the first line and attended the wounded in the open under incessant machine-gun and artillery fire.
General Orders No. No. 117, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Rochester, NY

GAHRING, W. ROSS
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
28th Infantry Regiment, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: May 28 - 31, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to W. Ross Gahring, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Cantigny, France, May 28 - 31, 1918. First Lieutenant Gahring was severely wounded by machine-gun fire shortly after successfully leading his platoon to its objective. November 1, 1918. Throughout the two campaigns Captain Gaillot accompanied every officer's patrol, fearlessly exposing himself to heavy machine-gun and artillery fire, rendering invaluable service to the regiment to which he was attached.
General Orders No. 99, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Mount Vernon, MO

GAINES, JOHN P.
Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army
26th Infantry Regiment, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 20, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to John P. Gaines, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Soissons, France, July 20, 1918. Second Lieutenant Gaines stayed with his command and led it to its final objective . After being wounded, he directed the consolidation of his position, and yielded his post only at the command of a superior officer.
General Orders No. No. 100, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Bay City, TX

GALBRAITH, FREDERICK W., JR.
Colonel, U.S. Army
147th Infantry Regiment, 37th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 29, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Frederick W. Galbraith, Jr., Colonel, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Ivoiry, France, September 29, 1918. When an enemy counterattack was imminent he went into the front lines under a violent artillery and machine-gun barrage, and by the coolness and certainty of his orders and the inspiring example of his personal courage reorganized his own command and took command of other units whose officers had been lost or diverted in the confusion of battle. Knocked down by a shell, he refused to be evacuated and continued to carry on the work of reorganizing his position and disposing the troops to a successful conclusion.
General Orders No. No. 140, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Cincinnati, OH

GALE, CARROLL M.
Captain, U.S. Army
131st Infantry Regiment, 33d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 10, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Carroll M. Gale, Captain, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action north of Bois-de-Chaume, France, October 10, 1918. Although painfully wounded while his company was advancing to the final objective, Captain Gale courageously continued to lead the company and later directed the front-line operations of his battalion until the line was organized. Captain Gale was continuously under heavy shell and machine-gun fire while moving back and forth along the line, and the example of his coolness and bravery was an inspiration to his men.
General Orders No. No. 56, W.D., 1922
Home Town: Chicago, IL

*GALE, HUGH K.
Private, U.S. Army
Company C, 8th Machine-Gun Battalion, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 4, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Hugh K. Gale, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action north of Cierges, France, October 4, 1918. When the attack on Hill 241 was held up, Private Gale led a few infantrymen and machine gunners forward under artillery and machine-gun fire to establish a new line about a kilometer in advance of our front lines. He was mortally wounded while making the dash forward.
General Orders No. No. 16, W.D., 1920
Home Town: Liberty, NM

GALKA, TONY
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 Tony Galka, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Crezancy, France, July 15, 1918. After his company had withdrawn from their position, Private Galka voluntarily returned to the former position, and throughout the night of July 15 - 16 assisted in evacuating the wounded.
General Orders No. 32, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Barnesboro, PA

GALLAGHER, CORNELIUS E.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company C, 309th Machine-Gun Battalion, 78th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 28 - 29, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Cornelius E. Gallagher, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Grand Pre, France, October 28 - 29, 1918. Although painfully wounded in the shoulder, Sergeant Gallagher remained at his post for six hours, without reporting his wound. Even then he requested permission to remain, and, having obtained it, he encouraged his men to withstand a threatened counterattack. He left the field only when ordered to do so.
General Orders No. 35, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Bayonne, NJ

*GALLAGHER, GEORGE
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company L, 30th Infantry Regiment, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 15 & 23, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to George Gallagher, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Crezancy, France, July 15; and near Jaulgonne, France, July 23, 1918. On the night of July 15, during the intense shelling which preceded the German offensive, Corporal Gallagher made three trips through the fire and, collecting lost troops, conducted them to their place in the line. On July 23 he led a patrol through perilous fire, and established communication with troops on the right of his position.
General Orders 78, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Brooklyn, NY

*GALLAGHER, JOHN M.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company C, 1st Engineers, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 9, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to John M. Gallagher, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Verdun, France, October 9, 1918. While his battalion was defending a hill captured from the enemy, Corporal Gallagher was placed on the extreme right of the line, nearest to the enemy, when an enemy counterattack was launched against their position. On account of the severe casualties inflicted, orders were given to withdraw. Remaining alone at his post after the withdrawal, Corporal Gallagher valiantly resisted the attack, advancing about 30 yards, when he saw the enemy strip the body of his dead commanding officer. Later, when his company drove the enemy beyond the former position, they found the body of Corporal Gallagher, lying across his rifle. In a circle, facing him, were the bodies of six Germans, whose lives he exacted during the unequal struggle.
General Orders No. 32, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Ginter, PA

GALLO, JOSEPH
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company A, 2d Engineers, 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 1, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Joseph Gallo, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Vaux, France, July 1, 1918. Sergeant Gallo showed great bravery and energy and exceptional presence of mind in leading his platoon through heavy barrage fire to reinforce a weakened section of the line. Further, after the capture of a hill which was his objective, he pursued a German officer, although exposed to heavy fire, captured him, took away his arms and brought him back a prisoner.
General Orders No. No. 117, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Silver Lake, NJ

*GALLOWAY, JUDSON PAUL
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
23d Infantry Regiment, 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: June 6, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Judson Paul Galloway, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action in the Chateau-Thierry sector, France, June 6, 1918. Lieutenant Galloway exhibited exceptional courage and leadership when, after being mortally wounded, he continued to direct the steady advance of his platoon in the face of heavy machine-gun fire until struck a second time and killed.
General Orders No. No. 116, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Newburgh, NY

GALOFF, FRED
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company H, 128th Infantry Regiment, 32d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 5 - 11, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Fred Galoff, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action in the vicinity of Breheville and Ecurey, northwest of Verdun, France, November 5 - 11, 1918. Sergeant Galoff displayed remarkable leadership and courage in keeping the men together and calm under the terrific enemy artillery and machine-gun fire during the attack on November 10, 1918. Although gassed and exhausted, he refused to go to the rear for medical treatment and remained with the company, assisting in giving first aid to the wounded and arranging for their evacuation, disregarding personal danger and displaying a fine spirit of sacrifice.
General Orders No. No. 3, W.D., 1922
Home Town: Elmwood, WI

*GAMMELL, WARREN S.
Sergeant 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 Warren S. Gammell, Sergeant First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action northwest of Somme-Py, near St. Etienne, France, October 8, 1918. Sergeant Gammel showed conspicuous courage and devotion to duty in evacuating the wounded under most trying conditions. He made repeated trips in plain view of the enemy observers over roads under continuous shell fire. He was killed by a shell fragment while riding in an ambulance to an advanced post.
General Orders No. 15, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Madison, MN

GANCAZ, STANLEY
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Company A, 28th Infantry Regiment, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 4, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Stanley Gancaz, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Exermont, France, October 4, 1918. When a German 77-mm gun, supported by numerous machine-guns, broke the tank attack and held up the infantry advance, Private Gansaz, with two scouts, made an encircling movement amid heavy fire, and put the gun out of action, capturing the entire crew. They then cleaned out the enemy dugouts in the vicinity and returned with 40 prisoners, including an officer.
General Orders No. 103, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Jersey City, NJ

GANDER, WILLIAM
Private, U.S. Army
Company E, 60th Infantry Regiment, 5th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 14, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to William Gander, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Cunel, France, October 14, 19I8. Voluntarily advancing ahead of his company, Private Gander captured an enemy machine-gun with three prisoners. The next morning, with another soldier, he again went forth and caused the surrender of several guns and five prisoners. His bravery in both instances greatly facilitated the advance of his company, who were meeting with resistance from the nests, which Private Gander wiped out.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Springfield, OH

GANNON, JOSEPH J.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company E, 104th Infantry Regiment, 26th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: April 12, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Joseph J. Gannon, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Boise Brule, near Apremont, France, April 12, 1918. Corporal Gannon displayed courage and self-sacrificing devotion to duty in action against the enemy, voluntarily going with one comrade to an advanced post in a communication trench and with automatic rifle holding back advance of the enemy through the trench until his comrade was killed and he himself severely wounded.
General Orders No. No. 107, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Cambridge, MA

GARBER, HARRY E.
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Battery F, 21st Field Artillery, 5th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 24, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Harry E. Garber, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Montauville, France, October 24, 1918. When an enemy shell set fire to the powder dump of his battery, Private Garber crossed a shell-swept area to warn his companions of the danger from the threatened explosion of the dump. He then re-crossed the shelled area to notify his officers of the conflagration and returned to the burning dump to assist in saving some of the powder.
General Orders No. 21, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Beaver Falls, PA

GARCIA, AMADO
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Company K, 110th Infantry Regiment, 28th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: August 26, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Amado Garcia, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Fismes, France, August 26, 1918. With two other soldiers Private Garcia crawled 300 yards in front of our lines, through the enemy's wire, and attacked a hostile machine-gun nest. The enemy crew opened fire on them at a range of only ten yards and resisted stubbornly, but they succeeded in killing three of the crew and driving off the others with clubbed rifles. They returned to our lines under heavy fire.
General Orders 98, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Acomita, NM

GARCIA, GRAVIEL
Private, U.S. Army
Company C, 325th Infantry Regiment, 82d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 16, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Graviel Garcia, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near St. Juvin, France, October 16. 1918. Private Garcia voluntarily went out into No Man's Land under heavy enemy fire and administered first aid to a wounded comrade. While making his way back to our lines with the wounded man he was himself severely wounded.
General Orders No. 46, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Somerville, TX

GARDELLA, FRANK J.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Machine-Gun Company, 165th Infantry Regiment, 42d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 28, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Frank J. Gardella, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action north of the River Ourcq, near Villers-sur-Fere, France, July 28, 1918. When two enemy airplanes flew parallel to our Infantry lines north of the River Ourcq, pouring machine- gun bullets into our positions and driving everyone to cover, Sergeant Gardella rushed to his machine gun and took aim at the upper of the two machines. Although he was constantly subject to a storm of bullets from the planes and from enemy snipers on the ground, he nevertheless coolly sighted his gun and riddled the upper plane. It collapsed and fell in flames, striking the lower one as it fell and causing it to crash to the earth also.
General Orders No. 99, W.D., 1918
Home Town: New York, NY

GARDINER, KENNETH
Corporal, U.S. Army
Battery A, 10th Field Artillery, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 17, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Kenneth Gardiner, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near St. Eugene, France, July 17, 1918. Suffering from shell shock and a wound in the shoulder, Corporal Gardiner continued to carry messages over shell-swept roads until he was forced to go to the dressing station by his battery commander.
General Orders No. 44, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Council Bluffs, IA

*GARDNER, ALFRED W.
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
305th Infantry Regiment, 77th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 3, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Alfred W. Gardner, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action in the Argonne Forest, France, October 3, 1918. Attacking enemy machine-gun nests, Lieutenant Gardner displayed the highest courage when he led his company up a steep slope in the face of murderous fire. Before he could accomplish his objective he was killed.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: New York, NY

GARDNER, ELMER W.
Private, U.S. Army
Company G, 9th Infantry Regiment, 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 18, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Elmer W. Gardner, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action south of Soissons, France, July 18, 1918. While acting as a runner, Private Gardner was seriously wounded, but in spite of his injury, he struggled forward and delivered his message
General Orders 7, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Binghamton, NY

GARDNER, GEORGE W.
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 George W. Gardner, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action in Bois- de-Barricourt, France, November 2, 1918. Sergeant Gardner led his platoon through shell and machine-gun fire in an attack on strong enemy positions, capturing two machine- guns and assisting in the destruction of several others that were holding up our advance.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Traer, KS

GARDNER, JOHN H.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company L, 118th Infantry Regiment, 30th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 8, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to John H. Gardner, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Brancourt, France, October 8, 1918. After his company commander had been wounded immediately before an attack, Sergeant Gardner took command of the company and led it throughout the action. When his company was held up by machine-gun fire, he went forward and killed four German machine-gunners, thereby enabling his company to continue the advance. On another occasion he picked up the rifle of a wounded soldier and killed three of the enemy. Later, when his company was almost surrounded by hostile machine gunners, under his cool direction his men fought their way out, reached their objective, and consolidated the position.
General Orders No. 21, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Hartsville, SC

*GARDNER, MARTIN E.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company A,A, 326th Infantry Regiment, 82d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 15, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Martin E. Gardner, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near St. Juvin, France, October 15, 1918. After his commanding officer had been severely wounded, Sergeant Gardner took command of the detachment, and although severely wounded himself, he gallantly led his group in the attack against enemy machine-gun fire. At the conclusion of this successful attack, he was shot and killed by an enemy sniper.
General Orders No. 72, W.D., 1920
Home Town: Sharpsburg, MD

GAREY, ENOCH B.
Major, U.S. Army
18th Machine-Gun Battalion, 6th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 16, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Enoch B. Garey, Major, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action in the Gerardmer defensive sector, France, September 16, 1918. Major Garey organized and led a combat patrol which penetrated the enemy lines and returned with several prisoners. Although exposed to machine-gun fire and later grenade fire from a superior number of the enemy, he conducted his patrol so as to accomplish its mission and returned to our lines with valuable information.
General Orders No. 60, W.D., 1920
Home Town: Baltimore, MD

GAREY, PHILIP
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 Philip Garey, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Ronssoy, France, September 29, 1918. Organizing a platoon of survivors of a battalion, Sergeant Garey led them in attack against the enemy. Under terrific shell and machine- gun fire, he advanced against the enemy machine-gun nest, and by the effective use of hand grenades, killed or wounded the crew and destroyed the gun.
General Orders No. 32, W.D., 1919
Home Town: South Orange, NJ

GARIEPY, THEODORE T.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company C, 125th Infantry Regiment, 32d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: August 1, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Theodore T. Gariepy, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action east of Bois-des-Grimpettes, near Cierges, northeast of Chateau-Thierry, France, August 1, 1918. When two companies of another organization deployed in a field a violent artillery fire was directed on them, necessitating their moving into an adjoining wood, leaving their dead and wounded on the field. Corporal Gariepy, with a party of five men, left the woods and directed the work of carrying the wounded to a safe spot, where they could be given medical attention. He directed this work under heavy fire and with an utter disregard for his own life.
General Orders No. No. 132, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Detroit, MI

GARLINGTON, CRESWELL
Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Army
General Staff, 77th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 14, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Creswell Garlington, Lieutenant Colonel, 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 Colonel Garlington helped establish an advanced observation post. Learning a wounded officer was in front, Lieutenant Colonel Garlington made his way twice through intense fire from artillery and small arms to where the wounded officer lay and assisted in carrying him to safety.
General Orders No. 21, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Ednor, MD

GARNER, CORTIS H.
Private, U.S. Army
Company C, 105th Field Signal Battalion, 30th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 28 - October 1, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Cortis H. Garner, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Bellicourt and Nauroy, France, September 28 to October 1, 1918. Attached to the headquarters of the 6th infantry brigade as a dispatch rider Private Garner repeatedly showed exceptional bravery throughout the operations of that brigade. During the engagement near Bellicourt he particularly distinguished himself by his prompt delivery of all messages under vigorous shell fire and bombing raids by enemy aircraft, riding day and night in all kinds of weather.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Raleigh, NC

GARNER, GEORGE W.
Private, U.S. Army
Company D, 28th Infantry Regiment, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 4, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to George W. Garner, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Exermont, France, October 4, 1918. When a German 77-millimeter gun, supported by numerous machine guns, broke the tank attack and held up the infantry advance, Private Garner, with two scouts, made an encircling movement amid heavy fire and put the gun out of action, capturing the entire crew. They then cleaned out the enemy dugouts in the vicinity, and returned with forty prisoners, including an officer.
General Orders 87, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Lonoke, AR

GARNER, JOHN B.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company F, 325th Infantry Regiment, 82d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: August 16 - 17, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to John B. Garner, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action north of Clermery, in Lorraine, France, on the night of 16 - 17 August, 1918. Although wounded in the face and hand, Sergeant Garner went 50 meters up a road in the face of fire from two German machine-guns and of exploding grenades to rescue a lieutenant who lay 100 meters within the German wire, so severely wounded as to be unable to move without assistance. Sergeant. Garner put the officer on his back, crawled through the enemy's wire and from there carried him 500 meters across open ground, under fire, to safety.
General Orders No. No. 100, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Cedartown, GA

GARNSEY, CYRUS, III
Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army
7th Field Artillery, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: May 18, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Cyrus Garnsey, III, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Broyes, France, May 18, 1918. While the position of Battery A, 7th Field Artillery, was being transferred to a new position on the afternoon of May 18, 1918, the enemy opened fire on the old position, where a few men remained on duty. Observing that Corporal John G. Flynt, one of these men, had been severely wounded, Lieutenant Garnsey, with entire disregard for his own personal safety, rushed forward and carried the wounded corporal to a place of safety.
General Orders No. No. 6, W.D., 1930
Home Town: Seneca Falls, NY

GARR, CHARLES W.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company D, 2d Engineers, 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 7, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Charles W. Garr, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near St. Etienne-a-Arnes, France, October 7, 1918. Advancing ahead of our infantry Corporal Garr made a reconnaissance of the town of St. Etienne-a-Arnes, and, in spite of the danger, exposed to artillery and machine-gun fire of our own and enemy guns, he procured and returned with valuable information.
General Orders No. 23, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Spiro, OK

*GARRETT, VICTOR E.
Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army
28th Infantry Regiment, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 19 & October 4, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Victor E. Garrett, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Berzy-le-Sec, France, July 19, 1918, and near Exermont, France, October 4, 1918. Lieutenant Garrett displayed great courage and self-sacrifice during the four days' battle south of Soissons, conducting his platoon with calmness and good judgment, especially on July 19, 1918, when he aided in keeping his company together when large shells struck among the men, personally supervising the care of the wounded and getting them to aid stations, with utter disregard of his own safety, while subjected to heavy enemy artillery and machine-gun fire. Lieutenant Garrett displayed extraordinary heroism during the three days previous to the attack on Exermont, France, by refusing to be evacuated although suffering from an injury to his foot, remaining at his post until October 4, 1918, when acting as liaison officer, he with five men was suddenly confronted by 20 Germans, and while leading the attack he made the supreme sacrifice. His dauntless courage and excellent example enabled his men to take the Germans as prisoners.
General Orders No. No. 12, W.D., 1929
Home Town: Kerrville, TX

GARRISON, FREDERICK R.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company A, 165th Infantry Regiment, 42d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 29, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Frederick R. Garrison, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Meurcy Farm, near Villers-sur-Fere, France, July 29, 1918. Leading his platoon against an enemy machine-gun nest Sergeant Garrison, with only four men of his platoon remaining when he reached the guns, captured seven prisoners and two machine guns. Although twice wounded, he remained with his organization until its relief.
General Orders No. 8, W.D., 1934
Home Town: New York, NY

GARRISON, WILLIAM H.
Private, U.S. Army
Signal Corps Company, 101st Infantry Regiment, 26th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 20 - 23, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to William H. Garrison, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Chateau-Thierry, France, July 20 - 23, 1918. Private Garrison displayed great personal bravery and skill in maintaining telephone lines between the regimental commander and the leading battalion for more than two days. He patrolled the line continuously and repaired it when it was cut during bombardment. Knocked down frequently by exploding shells, and once buried beneath dirt and debris, he nevertheless stuck courageously to his task, thereby making communication possible.
General Orders No. No. 125, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Atlanta, NV

GARRITY, PATRICK
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Company C, 354th Infantry Regiment, 89th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 1, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Patrick Garrity, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Remonville, France, November 1, 1918. When his company was advancing across an open field an enemy machine gun opened fire upon it from the left front. Private Garrity and two other soldiers being on that flank of the company, immediately advanced alone at a run and with his bayonet drove the three Germans from their guns into a nearby dugout, captured them and the gun.
General Orders No. No. 35, W.D., 1920
Home Town: Chicago, IL

GARSIDE, HENRY P.
Private, U.S. Army
Company F, 9th Infantry Regiment, 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 1 - 5, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Henry P. Garside, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Beaumont, France, November 1 - 5, 1918. On duty as a company runner, Private Garside repeatedly carried messages unflinchingly through heavy enemy machine-gun and shell fire with utter disregard for personal safety
General Orders No. 44, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Fall River, MA

GARST, HENRY J.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company H, 47th Infantry Regiment, 4th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: August 9, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Henry J. Garst, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Bazoches, France, August 9, 1918. Responding to a call for volunteers to destroy a hostile machine- gun, Corporal Garst, with two other soldiers, boldly went forward through machine-gun fire and accomplished this mission.
General Orders No. 46, W.D., 1919
Home Town: St. Louis, MO

*GARTHRIGHT, JOHN E.
Private, U.S. Army
Company M, 307th Infantry Regiment, 77th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 28 - 28, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to John E. Garthright, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action in the Forest of Argonne, France, September 28 - 29, 1918. Private Garthright distinguished himself time after time carrying in wounded under heavy shell fire until he was finally killed while engaged in this self-sacrificing work.
General Orders No. 20, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Brooklyn, NY

GARVIN, FRANK W.
Private, U.S. Army
Company C, 107th Infantry Regiment, 27th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 18, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Frank W. Garvin, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near St. Souplet, France, October 18, 1918. After the advance of his company had been stopped by strong hostile machine-gun fire, Private Garvin, with three companions, advanced far ahead of the front line to attack an enemy position located in a large farmhouse. By skillful maneuvering in the broad daylight they covered all entrances to the house and forced the surrender of the entire force of the enemy, numbering 36 men and two officers. During the exploit they killed two Germans who attempted to take cover in the cellar.
General Orders No. 46, W.D., 1919
Home Town: New York, NY

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

*GASKINS, FREDERICK O.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company I, 118th Infantry Regiment, 30th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 16, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Frederick O. Gaskins, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near la Haie-Menneresse, France, October 16, 1918. When the advance of his company was held up by two machine-gun nests Corporal Gaskins led his squad entirely on his own initiative in the face of intense machine-gun fire against an enemy post on the right flank. Followed by his men he rushed the position, taking it and killing two of the gun crew. He then rushed a second post alone with his rifle, killing one of the crew. He was himself killed before he could reach the post.
General Orders No. No. 133, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Chesterfield, SC

GASPAROTTO, TONY
Private, U.S. Army
Company B, 119th Infantry Regiment, 30th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 29, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Tony Gasparotto, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Bellicourt, France, September 29, 1918. During the operations against Bellicourt, Private Gasparotto, without assistance, charged an enemy position, taking and returning with 26 prisoners.
General Orders No. 32, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Livingston, IL

GASTON, GEORGE F.
Private, U.S. Army
Company H, 131st Infantry Regiment, 33d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: August 9, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to George F. Gaston, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Chipilly Ridge, France, August 9, 1918, After being severely wounded by shrapnel Private Gaston showed the greatest courage by continuing to advance on a machine-gun emplacement, keeping the gun occupied, and thereby enabling a detachment to flank the position and capture it.
General Orders No. 128, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Findlay, IL

GASTON, PAUL J.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Sanitary Detachment, 121st Machine-Gun Battalion, 32d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: August 1, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Paul J. Gaston, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action in front of Bellevue Farm, near Cierges, France, August 1, 1918. During the attack on Bellevue Farm Sergeant Gaston worked energetically throughout the engagement which continued from 2 to 10 p. m., to give first aid to the wounded and to carry them to the dressing station. He was under fire of snipers continuously and frequently went into shell and machine-gun fire to administer to wounded soldiers. His calmness and courage was a source of inspiration to the combat troops.
General Orders No. No. 124, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Rhinelander, WI

*GASTON, ROBERT A.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company F, 141st Infantry Regiment, 36th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 8, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Robert A. Gaston, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near St. Etienne, France, October 8, 1918. Corporal Gaston led three attempts to take an enemy machine-gun nest under enfilade fire. In the final attempt he was wounded, but continued to advance until he was killed by machine-gun fire.
General Orders No. 21, W.D., 1919
Home Town: San Antonio, TX

GATAINO, ISAAC
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company I, 47th Infantry Regiment, 4th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: August 8, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Isaac Gataino, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near St. Thibaut, France, August 8, 1918. Corporal Gataino showed exceptional courage and judgment when patrolling the country to the flank of his company under heavy machine-gun and artillery fire. He obtained liaison with the flank company and brought back valuable information regarding the river to the front of our lines.
General Orders No. 35, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Chicago, IL

GATES, AUSTIN
Private, U.S. Army
Company M, 16th Infantry Regiment, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 3, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Austin Gates, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Charpentry, France, October 3, 1918. Private Gates went forward with three other soldiers, and, though subjected to intense enemy fire rescued a wounded soldier who had fallen in advance of our lines.
General Orders 81, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Drummond, MT

*GAUDETTE, GEORGE J.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company E, 102d Infantry Regiment, 26th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 10, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to George J. Gaudette, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action north of Verdun, France, November 10, 1918. Corporal Gaudette volunteered to carry a message from his company commander to the commanding officer, 2d Battalion, 102d Infantry. He proceeded on his mission under severe enemy machine-gun and artillery fire and when about half the distance had been covered he was severely wounded in the right side by a machine-gun bullet. Although mortally wounded, Corporal Gaudette continued on his mission until he made the supreme sacrifice.
General Orders No. No. 6, W.D., 1930
Home Town: New Britain, CT

GAY, JAMES H.
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
30th Infantry Regiment, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 15, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to James H. Gay, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Crezancy, France, July 15, 1918. When his small force of about 30 men was almost entirely surrounded by greatly superior forces of the enemy, Lieutenant Gay, refusing to surrender, cut his way out by delivering a deadly fire from both his front and rear. He also captured about 150 prisoners, including a major, and his remarkable gallantry aided greatly in breaking up the German drive of July 15.
General Orders No. 46, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Philadelphia, PA

*GAY, LAWRENCE W.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Headquarters Company, 101st Field Artillery, 26th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 23, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Lawrence W. Gay, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action north of Verdun, France, October 23, 1918. As a sergeant in charge of an artillery observation post and rocket relay station during an intensive bombardment of gas shells, after a direct hit had been made on his observatory Sergeant Gay evacuated all his men, but he, himself, though badly gassed, continued for 6 hours and until relieved to observe the enemy's fire and relay calls for barrages. He died shortly after being evacuated thus sacrificing his life to save the men under his command, his extraordinary heroism and devotion to duty under a continuous bombardment of high explosives being a great inspiration to the men of his regiment.
General Orders No. 9, W.D., 1923
Home Town: Groton, MA

GAY, LUTHER
Private, U.S. Army
Company L, 5th Infantry Regiment, 5th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 5, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Luther Gay, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near the Bois-de- Chatillon, France, November 5, 1918. As Private Gay and another soldier were going to the rear to guide the remainder of their company to its position, they were fired on from an enemy machine-gun nest. Attacking the nest, they killed four of the crew and captured one prisoner, driving off the remainder.
General Orders 98, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Oak Park, GA

GAYNIER, CHARLES E.
Private, U.S. Army
Company C, 105th Infantry Regiment, 27th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 30, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Charles E. Gaynier, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Ronssoy, France, September 30, 1918. Private Gaynier exhibited exceptional bravery in voluntarily leaving shelter, going forward under heavy shell and machine-gun fire and bringing back to our lines several wounded comrades.
General Orders No. 126, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Rockaway, NY

*GCALAIRTCH, AUGUST
Private, U.S. Army
Company L, 9th Infantry Regiment, 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 25, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to August Gcalairtch, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Soissons, France, July 25, 1918. While endeavoring with his automatic rifle to silence the fire of an enemy machine-gun nest, which was holding up a portion of our line, Private Gcalairtch was killed by shell fire.
General Orders No. 21, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Newark, NJ

GEANEY, EDWARD J.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company D, 165th Infantry Regiment, 42d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 30, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Edward J. Geaney, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Villers- sur-Fere, France, July 30, 1918. In the assault, seeing his officer wounded, with great effort and under heavy fire Sergeant Geaney succeeded in getting the wounded officer almost to a place of safety when he sustained a machine-gun wound which broke his arm. In spite of the pain and with great fortitude he succeeded in getting the officer to a place of safety.
General Orders No. No. 30, W.D., 1921
Home Town: New York, NY

GEARHARD, AUGUST F.
First Lieutenant (Chaplain), U.S. Army
328th Infantry Regiment, 82d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 15 - 16, October 3 - 20, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to August F. Gearhard, First Lieutenant (Chaplain), U.S. Army, for repeated acts of extraordinary heroism in action at Norroy and Vandieres, France, September 15 - 16, 1918, and at Chatel Chehery and Sommerance, France, October 3 - 20. During this advance of his regiment from Norroy to Vandieres Chaplain Gearhard displayed exceptional bravery and fidelity to his duties by working two days and nights without sleeping, recovering and removing to the rear the killed and wounded, making frequent trips into no man's land under heavy shell fire for this purpose. In the operations at Chatel-Chehery and Sommerance this officer again distinguished himself by remaining constantly at the advanced aid station assisting the surgeon, administering aid to the wounded, cheering and comforting them.
General Orders No. No. 142, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Milwaukee, WI

GEE, OTHEL J.
First Lieutenant (Medical Corps), U.S. Army
20th Field Artillery (Attached), 5th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 27, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Othel J. Gee, First Lieutenant (Medical Corps), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Vieville-en-Haye, France, September 27, 1918. Lieutenant Gee voluntarily ran to the assistance of a wounded soldier, dressed his wounds, and carried him to shelter through severe shell fire.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Timpson, TX

GEER, CLARENCE W.
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
102d Infantry Regiment, 26th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 18 - 19, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Clarence W. Geer, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at St. Hilaire, France, September 18 - 19, 1918. While advancing with a raiding party, in the face of heavy machine-gun fire, he charged alone into the woods and captured two prisoners single-handed. After the raiding party had retired, he again went back alone into the woods under the same heavy machine-gun fire, to locate wounded who had been left behind. His courage and exceptional bravery set an example to his men which contributed greatly to the success of the raid.
General Orders 78, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Torrington, CT

GEER, FREDERICK W.
Private, U.S. Army
Company M, 312th Infantry Regiment, 78th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 26, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Frederick W. Geer, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Grand Pre, France, October 26, 1918. In the face of heavy machine-gun fire and on his own initiative, Private Geer left a place of safety and made his way by crawling to the side of a wounded comrade, administering first-aid treatment.
General Orders No. 35, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Albany, NY

GEHRIS, JACK D.
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 308th Infantry Regiment, 77th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 2 & 5, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Jack D. Gehris, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Binarville, France, October 2 and 5, 1918. Under a heavy enemy barrage Private Gehris went to the rescue of two severely wounded men and carried them to a place offering scant shelter, where they were forced to remain until aid arrived the next morning. On October 5, 1918, when a shell struck his first-aid station, lulling two and wounding five others, he, although wounded, administered first aid to his comrades before receiving medical attention for himself.
General Orders No. 35, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Easton, PA

GENEST, PAUL P.
Mechanic, 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 Paul P. Genest, Mechanic, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Vaux, France, July 1, 1918. Mechanic Genest picked up a live grenade thrown into his group from an enemy dugout and hurled it back into the dugout, killing and wounding a number of the enemy and saving the lives of several comrades.
General Orders No. No. 132, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Lowell, MA

GENICKE, RAYMOND
Private, U.S. Army
Company H, 128th Infantry Regiment, 32d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: August 29, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Raymond Genicke, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Juvigny, France, August 29, 1918. Private Genicke accompanied an officer in advancing ahead of the first wave under intense machine-gun and shell fire to within a few feet of an enemy trench and captured 75 prisoners. He then entered this trench and took ten more of the enemy.
General Orders No. 32, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Detroit, MI

GENRICH, LUDWIG
Mechanic, U.S. Army
Company I, 60th Infantry Regiment, 5th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 6, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Ludwig Genrich, Mechanic, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Clery- le-Petit, France, November 6, 1918. His company having been held up by enemy machine-gun fire, Mechanic Genrich, with his platoon leader and another soldier, attacked a machine-gun nest, killing two of the crew and capturing eight prisoners, thereby permitting the company to advance and establish a bridgehead.
General Orders 81, W.D., 1919
Home Town: South Bend, IN

GENTRY, CARL C.
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Company D, 139th Infantry Regiment, 35th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 30, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Carl C. Gentry, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Baulny, France, September 30, 1918. Upon his own initiative, Private Gentry organized a platoon composed of disorganized men from various units, and led it through terrific machine-gun fire, stopping an advance of the enemy. In performing this courageous feat he was severely wounded.
General Orders 95, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Trenton, MO

*GENTRY, HERMAN D.
Private, U.S. Army
Company C, 167th Infantry Regiment, 42d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: March 5, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Herman D. Gentry, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Pexonne, France, March 5, 1918. Private Gentry showed courageous devotion to duty by remaining at his post under heavy shell fire. He died March 11, 1918, of wounds that were received in action while fighting gallantly.
General Orders No. No. 22, W.D., 1926
Home Town: Huntsville, AL

GEORGE, RUBIN L.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company A, 59th Infantry Regiment, 4th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 29, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Rubin L. George, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Brieulles, France, September 29, 1918. After his platoon had become badly disorganized under heavy fire, and all the sergeants had been killed or wounded, Corporal George took charge of the platoon, reorganized it with great courage, and initiative, and led it on in the attack against hostile machine guns. He was wounded shortly afterwards, but he remained throughout the night where he had fallen refusing to be evacuated till all the other wounded had been cared for.
General Orders 95, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Chualar, CA

GEORGE, WILLIAM B., JR.
Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army
102d Field Artillery, 26th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: June 16, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to William B. George, Jr., Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Xivray, France, June 16, 1918. While on duty as observation officer Lieutenant George displayed great gallantry and initiative while making a reconnaissance to discover the enemy movements. During a violent bombardment, when the roads were being swept by heavy shell fire, Lieutenant George exposed himself to enemy fire for the purpose of obtaining the desired information.
General Orders No. No. 1, W.D., 1934
Home Town: Billings, MT

GERLING, FRANK C.
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Company I, 38th Infantry Regiment, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 8 & 9, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Frank C. Gerling, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action on Hill 253, Meuse-Argonne offensive, France, October 8 and 9, 1918. Private Gerling carried numerous messages over a dangerous and hazardous route, which was constantly swept by machine-gun and artillery fire. Due to his efforts the company was able to maintain communication with the battalion and with the platoons in advance.
General Orders No. No. 16, W.D., 1920
Home Town: Fort Loramie, OH

GETCHELL, CHARLES H.
Mess Sergeant, U.S. Army
Battery F, 151st Field Artillery, 42d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 21, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Charles H. Getchell, Mess Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Pannes, France, September 21, 1918. While the terrain was under heavy artillery fire from the enemy, Sergeant Getchell, observing some wounded men lying in the open without attention, ran to their aid of his own volition, administered to their wounds, and helped carry them to a place of safety, after which he again went out into the shell-swept area and made a careful reconnaissance of the fields, searching for any other casualties which he might have overlooked.
General Orders No. 128, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Minneapolis, MN

GEYER, ROBERT E.
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 Robert E. Geyer, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Thiaucourt, France, September 12, 1918. While acting as spare gunner, Private Geyer 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 completed.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: South Bend, IN

GHOLSTON, JABEZ G.
Captain, U.S. Army
6th Infantry Regiment, 5th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 7, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Jabez G. Gholston, Captain, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Fontaines, France, November 7, 1918. Captain Gholston personally led several of his platoons against machine guns on the flank of the attacking battalion and reduced that resistance. He was wounded by shellfire upon reaching the objective, but remained with his company until the position had been organized and an advance upon a new objective begun.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Woodland, MS

GIBBS, DUDLEY R.
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Battery E, 150th Field Artillery, 42d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 28, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Dudley R. Gibbs, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Fleville, France, October 28, 1918. Acting as courier, Private Gibbs was riding through an intense shelling and, stopping at a cry of help, observed two members of his organization lying in the road. Going to their aid, he found that one man was already dead and the other seriously wounded. He administered aid under most harassing conditions, and assisted in his removal to a dressing station.
General Orders No. 26, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Miami, OK

GIBNEY, JOHN J.
Corporal, 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 John J. Gibney, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Greves Farm, France, July 15, 1918. Responding to a call for volunteers, Corporal Gibney, with eight other soldiers, manned two guns of a French battery which had been deserted by the French during the unprecedented fire, after many casualties had been inflicted on their forces, For two hours he remained at his post and poured an effective fire into the ranks of the enemy.
General Orders No. 46, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Tucson, AZ

GIBSON, HERBERT D.
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
23d Infantry Regiment, 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 3, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Herbert D. Gibson, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near St. Etienne-a-Arnes, France, October 3, 1918. During the attack, when his company was debouching from a wood, Lieutenant Gibson's men were suddenly exposed to direct fire of a 150-millimeter gun some 200 meters to the front. Lieutenant Gibson rushed toward the enemy guns, killing two gunners before other members of his organization joined him and completed the capture of the guns.
General Orders No. No. 35, W.D., 1920
Home Town: East Poultney, VT

GIBSON, RALPH
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company H, 370th Infantry Regiment, 93d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 8, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Ralph Gibson, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Beaume, France, November 8, 1918. Sergeant Gibson, then private, led his platoon across a fire- swept zone in the advance of the objective, encouraging his men by his fearless example. On the same day he was placed in charge of two important reconnoitering patrols, whose mission was to locate enemy machine-gun positions that were known to be in the path of the advance of the company. He accomplished the mission, constantly exposed to enemy fire, and brought back important information.
General Orders No. 46, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Chicago, IL

GIBSON, THOMAS R.
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
18th Infantry Regiment, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 21, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Thomas R. Gibson, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Soissons, France, July 21, 1918. First Lieutenant Gibson displayed rare gallantry and leadership when, all the other officers of his company having been killed or wounded, he led his men through a zone of intense bombardment, and, although badly wounded himself, he attained his objective with only five men and two machine-guns, refusing to be evacuated until his guns were effectively in action.
General Orders No. 128, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Chicago, IL

GIESCKE, LEWIS M.
Private, U.S. Army
Company I, 132d Infantry Regiment, 33d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 9 - 12, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Lewis M. Giescke, Private, U.S. Army, for repeated acts of extraordinary heroism in action near Brieulles, France, October 9 - 12, 1918. Private Giescke administered first aid to many comrades under heavy shell fire and assisted them to the aid station. When his company was in need of water he went alone under heavy machine- gun fire, in direct view of the enemy, and procured it. Each night he personally guided the ration detail through heavy bombardment. Toward the end of the engagement, after his platoon sergeant and the other noncommissioned officers had become casualties, Private Giescke took charge of the platoon, displaying unusual leadership.
General Orders No. 44, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Poplar Grove, IL

GIGER, GEORGE J.
First 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 George J. Giger, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action north of Verdun, France, October 12, 1918. While leading his platoon in attack, Lieutenant Giger was wounded but refused evacuation, encouraging his men to continue, when he was again wounded. He then assisted in the removal of the wounded and refused attention until all others had received first aid.
General Orders No. 26, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Newark, NJ

GILBERT, FRANCIS W.
Captain, U.S. Army
307th Infantry Regiment, 77th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: August 26 & November 10, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Francis W. Gilbert, Captain, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Fismes, France, August 26, 1918, and near Remille, France, November 10, 1918. On August 26 Captain Gilbert made a daylight reconnaissance of the ruins of the Tannerie, near Fismes, entered Fismes under direct observation and fire of the enemy and continued his reconnaissance along the Rouen-Reims road, under machine-gun fire, for the purpose of ascertaining whether or not the terrain was favorable for an attack on the Chateau du Diable. On November 10 he voluntarily led a patrol across the River Meuse, and located the enemy positions.
General Orders No. 23, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Utica, NY

GILBERT, HAROLD N.
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
30th Infantry Regiment, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 10, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Harold N. Gilbert, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Mezy, France, July 10, 1918. With utter disregard for his own safety, exposed to heavy enemy machine gun and rifle fire, Lieutenant Gilbert crossed open ground under enemy observation and less than 75 yards from the enemy line and rendered first aid to wounded members of his platoon, thus saving their lives and setting an example of bravery and devotion to duty to other members of his command.
General Orders No. 9, W.D., 1923
Home Town: Williamsport, PA

GILBERTIE, JOHN S.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company E, 327th Infantry Regiment, 82d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 7 - 26, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to John S. Gilbertie, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Cornay, France, October 7 - 26, 1918. During the entire action from October 7, Corporal Gilbertie carried messages from the front line to battalion and regimental headquarters, although suffering from the effects of gas and sickness. On two occasions he volunteered and led patrols into the enemy territory, obtaining and returning with information of the utmost importance and value.
General Orders No. 21, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Westport, CT

GILCHRIST, EDWARD J.
Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army
102d Infantry Regiment, 26th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 29, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Edward J. Gilchrist, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Verdun, France, October 29, 1918. After the advance of his company had been held up by intense machine-gun and rifle fire, Lieutenant Gilchrist successfully gathered together the scattered members of his command and consolidated his position. He then exposed himself to great danger from heavy machine-gun fire by crawling far in advance of our lines and rescuing several wounded men who were lying helpless, unprotected in shell holes.
General Orders No. 46, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Richmond Hill, NY

GILES, FLORAIN D.
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
26th Infantry Regiment, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: May 27, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Florain D. Giles, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action opposite Montdidier, France, May 27, 1918. During the heavy enemy bombardment which preceded an enemy raid, Lieutenant Giles was twice buried by debris, due to enemy shell fire. Although suffering from concussion, he rallied his men and led them in a counterattack, repulsing the enemy, who had attempted to enter his platoon sector.
General Orders No. No. 39, W.D., 1920
Home Town: Wilmore, KY

GILFILLAN, DEAN MCGREW
Captain, U.S. Army
345th Battalion, Tank Corps, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 26, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Dean McGrew Gilfillan, Captain, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Varennes, France, October 26, 1918. Captain Gilfillan destroyed two machine-guns and inflicted heavy losses on a column of German infantry after his tank had been set on fire by two direct hits by enemy artillery and he himself wounded by machine-gun fire. He left his tank only when explosion was imminent, was wounded a second time by shell fragments, but remained at his post until he had turned over his command to another officer.
General Orders No. 44, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Ironton, OH

GILKESON, SHANKLIN EBENEZER
Sergeant, U.S. Army
167th Ambulance Company, 42d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 16, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Shanklin Ebenezer Gilkeson, 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 Gilkeson volunteered to lead a squad of litter bearers to rescue several wounded men of another regiment who had been caught in a heavy barrage. Although he was wounded himself, he succeeded in leading the squad for a distance of 3 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 men.
General Orders No. No. 131, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Claremore, OK

GILL, JOHN HENRY
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Headquarters Company, 120th Infantry Regiment, 30th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 29, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to John Henry Gill, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Bellicourt, France, September 29, 1918. After being twice wounded during the attack, Sergeant Gill, with his trench-mortar section men, who had become lost from other companies, and stragglers, attacked a strong machine-gun position at the junction of the tunnel and canal and was wounded the third time. During the attack he was wounded in 13 places by machine-gun bullets and shrapnel, but continued the attack with the utmost coolness and bravery.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Henderson, NC

GILL, MARTIN MATTHEW
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Company A, 65th Infantry Regiment, 42d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 15, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Martin Matthew Gill, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Landres-et-St. Georges, France, October 15, 1918. Displaying remarkable coolness and bravery, under heavy artillery and machine-gun fire, Private Gill volunteered in every way possible to assist in administering to the wound ed. Going forward over hazardous area, he brought in a wounded comrade to a place of safety.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: New York, NY

*GILL, RAYMOND
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company D, 308th Infantry Regiment, 77th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: August 24, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Raymond Gill, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Ville Savoye, France, August 24, 1918. During the advance of his company across the Vesle River, Sergeant Gill, disregarding his severe wounds, insisting on leading a patrol to capture a sniper, who was occupying a formidable position to fire on our men. While on this precarious mission, Sergeant Gill was killed.
General Orders No. 32, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Long Island City, NY

GILLEN, EDWARD N.
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 Edward N. Gillen, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Hearne, Belgium, November 4, 1918. With two other soldiers, Private Gillen volunteered to rescue two wounded men, who had been lying in an exposed position on the opposite bank of the Scheldt River for two days. Making two trips across the stream, in the face of heavy machine-gun and shell fire, he and his companions succeeded in carrying both the wounded men to shelter.
General Orders No. 59, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Toledo, OH

GILLESPIE, PETER
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Machine-Gun Company, 165th Infantry Regiment, 42d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 29, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Peter Gillespie, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Villers-sur-Fere, France, July 29, 1918. Locating an enemy sniper, Sergeant Gillespie, then a private, took the rifle of a dead comrade, and with no regard to personal safety, crawled forward under heavy machine-gun fire to a position far in advance of the assaulting wave. After an exchange of shots, he killed an enemy sniper, who had killed or wounded several members of his battalion, and worked his was back to his own lines through an area, swept by fire from nearby heights. When all of his officers had been evacuated, he rallied the survivors of his company and held them to their task, after another company had been sent up as relief. He aided materially in the repulse of a strong counterattack, although suffering from the effects of gas, refusing to be evacuated till he became exhausted and was carried from the field.
General Orders 81, W.D., 1919
Home Town: New York, NY

*GILLESPIE, WILLIAM L.
Private, U.S. Army
Company G, 16th Infantry Regiment, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 4, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to William L. Gillespie, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action in the Forest of Argonne, France, October 4, 1918. While carrying a message from the support to the firing line, Private Gillespie was severely wounded, but he continued on his mission and delivered his message.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Fort Wayne, IN

GILLETT, TOD FORD
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Section No. 647, Ambulance Service, A.E.F.
Date of Action: June 19, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Tod Ford Gillett, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action June 19, 1918, near Beaumont, France. Private First Class Gillett volunteered to proceed with his ambulance under heavy bombardment to bring wounded men to a place of safety. While returning on this perilous trip he was killed by a shell.
General Orders No. No. 126, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Tampa, FL

GILLETTE, NORRIS W.
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
148th Ambulance Company, 112th Sanitary Train, 37th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 26, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Norris W. Gillette, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Montfaucon, France, September 26, 1918. While in command of a medical detachment working forward through the woods on the right flank of the 73d Brigade sector, Lieutenant Gillette encountered a large number of men in confusion who were without officers and under fire from enemy snipers located both at the edge of the woods and at a strong point on a knoll beyond it. By his remarkable courage and tact, and through the power of his inspiring heroic example, the scattered troops were reorganized into squad and platoon groups and took up a position from which they as part of a battalion later moved forward and drove the enemy from the woods and overcame the enemy's strong point.
General Orders No. No. 56, W.D., 1922
Home Town: Toledo, OH

GILLIAM, REXIE E.
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 Rexie E. Gilliam, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Soissons, France, July 18 - 22, 1918. Four times Lieutenant Gilliam led his company over the top during the battle of Soissons, and by his individual bravery inspired his men to four successful attacks.
General Orders No. 15, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Mesilla Park, NM

GILLILAND, SAMUEL F.
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 11th Field Artillery, 6th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 9 - 10, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Samuel F. Gilliland, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Laneuville, France, November 9 - 10, 1918. Private First Class Gilliland made repeated trips over a road which was under continuous shell fire, he being the only driver who would risk driving over this road. On one trip his ambulance was struck by a shell, which wounded him, killed one of his patients, and caused fresh wounds to several others, but he continued on duty, evacuating the wounded of his own and other organizations.
General Orders No. 46, W.D., 1919
Home Town: South Boston, VA

GILLIS, ANGUS J.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company F, 1st Engineers, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 20, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Angus J. Gillis, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Soissons, France, July 20, 1918. Corporal Gillis displayed exceptional courage when he carried messages through an area under intense shell and machine-gun bombardment after four men. had lost their lives in the attempt.
General Orders No. 15, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Beverly, MA

GILLOTTI, ANGELO J.
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 Angelo J. Gillotti, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Thiaucourt, France, September 12, 1918. While acting as spare cannoneer, Private Gillotti sprang, at a word from his executive officer to act as No. 1 of the supplementary gun crew for the first piece, whose entire crew were wounded and continued in the service of his piece until the barrage had been completed.
General Orders No. 59, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Utica, NY

*GILMER, ROBERT A.
Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army
Company K, 371st Infantry Regiment, 93d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 30, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Robert A. Gilmer, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Trieres Farm, France, September 30, 1918. While personally reconnoitering a position to place his platoon in the defense of Trieres Farm, Lieutenant Gilmer, regardless of personal danger, exposed himself in an area swept by machine-gun fire, and was killed while in the performance of this mission.
General Orders 62, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Anderson, SC

GILSTRAP, LEE F.
Bugler, U.S. Army
Company B, 142d Infantry Regiment, 36th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 8, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Lee F. Gilstrap, Bugler, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near St. Etienne- sur-Marne, France, October 8, 1918. In the assault of the 142d Infantry before the town of St. Etienne, Bugler Gilstrap voluntarily accompanied the first assaulting wave of his regiment. Under direct observation of the enemy he assisted many wounded men to shelter, with utter disregard for his own safety. Throughout the day he voluntarily carried messages from battalion to regimental headquarters through a zone swept by terrific enemy machine-gun, gas-shell, and high-explosive artillery fire. Repeatedly urged by officers and noncommissioned officers to seek shelter, he coolly declined to do so, continuing on his dangerous missions in complete contempt for the hottest fire, until badly burned by gas-shell fire and evacuated to hospital. During the course of the day he found several enemy soldiers hiding in shell holes. These men he required to carry wounded American soldiers to dressing stations. The indomitable heroism, contempt for enemy fire, and superb devotion to duty of Bugler Gilstrap served as an example of soldierly bravery and conduct to every man of his regiment and inspired them all to the greatest endeavors.
General Orders No. No. 15, W.D., 1923
Home Town: Chandler, OK

*GILTS, DAN
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Company C, 60th Engineers, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 15, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Dan Gilts, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Crezancy, France, July 15, 1918. After being wounded, Private Gilts was being evacuated when he discovered that all ammunition carriers of a nearby battery had been disabled. He insisted in being allowed to carry up ammunition until the battery was completely out of action.
General Orders No. 44, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Mishawaka, IN

GINGRAS, JULES, JR
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company F, 302d Engineers, 77th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: August 18, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Jules Gingras, Jr., Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Ville-Savoye, France, August 18, 1918. Sergeant Gingras voluntarily plunged into the Vesle River to rescue some soldiers who had fallen into the water with full packs while crossing a footbridge and were in danger of drowning. In order to see, he removed his gas mask, and as a result was severely the succeeding three days and nights without food he controlled the firing line of the advanced position until badly wounded by shrapnel.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: New York, NY

GITZ, RALPH
Corporal, U.S. Army
Battery A, 109th Field Artillery, 28th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 6, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Ralph Gitz, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Courville, France, September 6, 1918. Exposing himself to an artillery barrage, Corporal Gitz occupied an exposed position to read projector signals from the infantry front line. He volunteered for this duty and rendered valuable service, receiving and transmitting messages until he was so severely wounded that it was necessary for him to be evacuated.
General Orders 71, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Hazleton, PA

GIVENS, FRED G.
Captain, U.S. Army
130th Infantry Regiment, 33d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 10, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Fred G. Givens, Captain, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Marcheville, France, November 10, 1918. Captain Givens led the attack on Marcheville with exceptional bravery and, although wounded while passing through a heavy barrage, would not leave his company until his objective had been reached and the plans made for its defense.
General Orders No. 23, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Carbondale, IL

GJERSTAD, GUSTAV
Private, U.S. Army
Company D, 9th Infantry Regiment, 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 1, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Gustav Gjerstad, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Mayonville, France, November 1, 1918. While assisting a squad to flank a machine-gun nest which was delaying his company's advance, Private Gjerstad was twice painfully wounded. He persisted in continuing in the advance until another wound forced him to the rear for treatment.
General Orders No. 44, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Gary, MN

GLADNEY, WILLIAM H.
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Company M, 111th Infantry Regiment, 28th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: August 8 - 12, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to William H. Gladney, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Fismes, France, August 8 - 12, 1918. Private Gladney repeatedly carried messages for a period of five days from Fismes to Fismette. The route over which he traveled was exposed to enemy observation and covered by enemy sniper, machine- gun, and 77-millimeter fire. He frequently delivered messages when others failed. His gallant conduct enabled his commanding officer to maintain communication throughout the operation.
General Orders No. 60, W.D., 1920
Home Town: Philadelphia, PA

GLASS, HENRY B.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company L, 116th Infantry Regiment, 29th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 8 - 15, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Henry B. Glass, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action north of Verdun, France, October 8 - 15, 1918. Corporal Glass repeatedly volunteered to carry messages through violent artillery and machine-gun fire, after other runners failed to get through. After being gassed and ordered to the rear, this soldier continued on duty until he collapsed.
General Orders 87, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Lynchburg, VA

*GLASSBRENNER, FRED L.
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Headquarters Company, 119th Infantry Regiment, 30th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 29, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Fred L. Glassbrenner, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Bellicourt, France, September 29, 1918. Private Glassbrenner was advancing with the one-pounder gun section when he was wounded in the leg by a machine-gun bullet and was urged to go to the rear. He, nevertheless, continued to advance and was later killed upon leaving a sheltered position to go to the assistance of another wounded soldier.
General Orders No. 32, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Alton, IL

GLEASON, JAMES V.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company A, 111th Infantry Regiment, 28th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: August 9 - 13, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to James V. Gleason, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Fismette, France, August 9 - 13, 1918. When the enemy attacked our lines, employing liquid fire, Corporal Gleason inspired the troops of which he formed a part to hold the post. During the succeeding three days and nights, without food, he controlled the firing line of the advanced position until badly wounded by shrapnel.
General Orders No. 27, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Pottstown, PA

GLEASON, JOHN W.
Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army
345th Battalion, Tank Corps, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 26 - October 4, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to John W. Gleason, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Cheppy, Montrebeau Woods, and Exermont, France, September 26 - October 4, 1918. During the action at Cheppy Lieutenant Gleason led his platoon against a strong point defended by machine and antitank guns, leaving his tank and leading his command on foot through a mine field under heavy rifle and machine-gun fire. Two days later, in Montrebeau Woods, he led his platoon against machine-gun nests, cleaning them out, and leading a battalion of infantry forward to occupy this position. On October 4 he continued in the attack on Exermont, though he had been twice wounded and ordered to the rear.
General Orders No. 46, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Wheaton, IL

GLENDENNING, HUGH L.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company D, 107th Infantry Regiment, 27th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 29, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Hugh L. Glendenning, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Ronssoy, France, September 29, 1918. During the operations against the Hindenburg line Sergeant Glendenning, 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: Jersey City, NJ

GLENN, CHARLES
Private, U.S. Army
Company D, 4th Engineers, 4th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: August 11, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Charles Glenn, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Ville Savoye, France, August 11, 1918. Although his eyes had been burned by gas, Private Glenn volunteered for duty and assisted in the construction of an artillery bridge across the Vesle River, under constant machine-gun and artillery fire, setting a conspicuous example of personal bravery and devotion to duty.
General Orders No. No. 145, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Spokane, WA

GLOMSKI, FRANK
Sergeant, U.S. Army
2d Battalion Scout Platoon, 127th Infantry Regiment, 32d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: August 31, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Frank Glomski, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Terny-Sorny, north of Soissons, France, August 31, 1918. When the advance of his battalion was halted by heavy machine-gun fire he went forward alone, advancing from one shell hole to another, under the heavy fire mentioned, and located the exact positions of enemy machine-gun emplacements. Wounded while accomplishing this dangerous mission, he nevertheless attempted to deliver his information to battalion headquarters. Again wounded while endeavoring to reach the post of command, he gave detailed information to another soldier, who reported it to the battalion commander.
General Orders No. No. 128, W.D., 1928
Home Town: Eau Claire, WI

*GLUCK, FREDERICK
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Company E, 165th Infantry Regiment, 42d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 16, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Frederick Gluck, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Sommerance, France, October 16, 1918. Private Gluck volunteered to leave his battalion, which was in support, and help carry wounded men from the field of action. He was killed while in the performance of this mission, after having assisted in bringing in at least a dozen of his wounded comrades.
General Orders 78, W.D., 1919
Home Town: New York, NY

GLYNN, CORNELIUS T.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company K, 59th Infantry Regiment, 4th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 5 - 6, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Cornelius T. Glynn, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Bois-du-Fays, France, October 5 - 6, 1918. Corporal Glynn showed marked bravery as battalion runner, repeatedly carrying messages through heavy artillery and machine-gun fire. He remained on duty night and day, aiding materially in maintaining liaison.
General Orders 71, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Hartford, CT

*GOBEY, NATHAN
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company B, 9th Infantry Regiment, 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 5, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Nathan Gobey, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Medeah Ferme, France, October 5, 1918. While his company was being held up by heavy fire from an enemy machine-gun nest, Sergeant Gobey, fearlessly and in great danger to himself, succeeded in flanking the nest and putting three machine guns out of action. In the performance of this act, he was killed instantly.
Decorations U.S. Army, Supplement II, 1939
Home Town: New York, NY

GODFREY, JOHN R.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company C, 116th Infantry Regiment, 29th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 23, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to John R. Godfrey, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Bois d'Etrayes, France, October 23, 1918. In the face of a terrific enemy barrage, Sergeant Godfrey, then Private Godfrey, went out in advance of his lines and brought in a wounded comrade.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Hampton, VA

GOETSCH, ARTHUR J.
Private First class, U.S. Army
Company D, 4th Engineers, 4th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: August 11, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Arthur J. Goetsch, Private First class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Ville Savoye, France, August 11, 1918. Although his eyes had been burned by gas, Sergeant Goetsch volunteered for duty and assisted in the construction of an artillery bridge across the Vesle River, under constant machine-gun and artillery fire, setting a conspicuous example of personal bravery and devotion to duty.
General Orders No. No. 147, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Walnut, IA

GOETZ, MOWRY E.
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
316th Infantry Regiment, 79th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 29, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Mowry E. Goetz, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Bois-de-Beuge, north of Montfaucon, France, September 29, 1918. Orders having been received at regimental headquarters to withdraw the troops to the Bois-de- Beuge, and a provisional battalion of the regiment occupying an advance position in which they were surrounded by enemy forces, the order for retirement of the battalion was not delivered to the battalion commander. Later in the afternoon it was learned that an American barrage would fall on the woods (Bois-de-Beuge) occupied by the battalion. Lieutenant Goetz volunteered to carry orders for the withdrawal of the battalion and, despite terrific enemy machine-gun and artillery fire, he made his way over rough and broken country, accompanied voluntarily by Private Roy B. Andes. They accomplished their mission, returning with the battalion to the new position as the American shells commenced to fall upon the Bois-de-Beuge.
General Orders No. No. 15, W.D., 1923
Home Town: Woodlawn, PA

GOLD, THOMAS B.
First Lieutenant (Medical Corps), U.S. Army
119th Infantry Regiment, 30th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 8 & October 18 - 19, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Thomas B. Gold, First Lieutenant (Medical Corps), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Busigny, France, October 9, 1918 and Mazinghien, France, October 18 - 19, 1918. During the attack of October 9 Lieutenant Gold established his aid post in a roadside shrine up with the front line, where he rendered valuable assistance to the wounded. On another occasion he established alone a post close to the front line, where he again gave treatment until the heavy fire of the enemy forced him to withdraw. During the advance of October 18 - 19 he established another frontline post under the enemy fire and thus saved the lives of many of the troops.
General Orders No. 44, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Lawndale, NC

GOLDBERG, SAM
Private, U.S. Army
Headquarters Company, 138th Infantry Regiment, 35th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 26, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Sam Goldberg, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Cheppy, France, September 26, 1918. Displaying marked heroism, Private Goldberg entered an enemy dugout alone, armed only with a pistol, and compelled the surrender of 18 Germans he encountered there. Exposing himself to intense machine-gun fire, he dressed the wounds of an officer, showing utter disregard of his personal danger. Later he compelled four German prisoners to carry a wounded officer to the rear.
General Orders 71, W.D., 1919
Home Town: St. Louis, MO

*GOLDCAMP, FRANK J.
Private, 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 Frank J. Goldcamp, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Bois-des- Tailoux, France, March 28, 1918. Killed in action while fighting gallantly, Private Goldcamp attempted to rescue his patrol leader, Sergeant Swingle, who was lying wounded within sight of his lines. While engaged in this work he came under hostile machine-gun fire and was killed.
General Orders No. No. 22, W.D., 1926
Home Town: Akron, OH

GOLDEN, WILLIAM T.
Private, U.S. Army
Company C, 113th Infantry Regiment, 29th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 23, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to William T. Golden, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Bois- de-Etraye, France, October 23, 1918. After his company had been forced to retire about 100 meters on account of a heavy barrage on its position, Private Golden worked his way through heavy shell and machine-gun fire to the position formerly held and succeeded in bringing a wounded comrade to a place of safety.
General Orders No. 35, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Newark, NJ

GOLDSTEIN, ISAAC
Private, U.S. Army
Company D, 312th Infantry Regiment, 78th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 19, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Isaac Goldstein, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Talma Farm, France, October 19, 1918. Disregarding the warning that to leave shelter meant almost certain death, Private Goldstein went to the aid of a wounded comrade through an open field exposed to murderous artillery and machine-gun fire. Bringing his comrade back to safety, he took a message from the wounded man's pocket and delivered it to its destination. Under cover of darkness he carried his comrade to a first-aid station.
General Orders No. 44, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Newark, NJ

*GOLTRA, ISAAC V.
First Lieutenant, 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 Isaac V. Goltra, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action in the Chateau- Thierry sector, France, June 6 - 7, 1918. Lieutenant Goltra exhibited exceptional self- sacrifice and courage in the face of heavy machine-gun fire, promptly taking command of his platoon when its leader was killed, and fearlessly leading its advance. The second day of the attack he was killed while directing his platoon through a heavy German barrage.
General Orders No. No. 116, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Blue Mound, IL

GONZALES, BENJAMIN
Wagoner, U.S. Army
Company B, 3d Ammunition Train, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 15, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Benjamin Gonzales, Wagoner, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Crezancy and Chateau-Thierry, France, July 15, 1918. While on duty with the 30th Infantry, Wagoner Gonzales saw an officer and two soldiers killed while attempting to remove company records which were in danger of capture. He then left his dugout, succeeded in bringing up a truck, loaded what records he could, and after assisting several wounded men into the truck drove it out under heavy shell fire.
General Orders No. 26, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Watrous, NM

GOODALL, ROBERT M.
Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army
321st Machine-Gun Battalion, 82d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 12, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Robert M. Goodall, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Belair Farm, near Pont-a-Mousson, France, September 12, 1918. When our forces were attacked on the right flank at Belair Farm, Lieutenant Goodall defended this flank alone with his pistol, preventing the enemy from coming up the trenches until the infantry could form too resist the attack. Throughout a very trying and critical time this officer displayed utter disregard of personal danger, and by his remarkable personal bravery inspired confidence among his own men and cooperating troops.
General Orders No. 13, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Birmingham, AL

GOODING, ROY H.
Private, U.S. Army
Section No. 554, Ambulance Service, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 2 - 9, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Roy H. Gooding, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Somme-Py, France, October 2 - 9, 1918. Private Gooding volunteered and drove an ambulance at night, relieving men who were exhausted, and evacuated wounded from the most advanced posts under shell fire. On October 5 he voluntarily went out and repaired an ambulance which had been damaged by a shell, in direct view of the enemy, who shelled the place continually as he worked. On October 7 he repaired another car under the same circumstances, assuring the prompt evacuation of the wounded.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: West Haven, CT

GOODMAN, LIONEL
Private, U.S. Army
Headquarters Company, 125th Infantry Regiment, 32d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 11 - 13, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Lionel Goodman, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Verdun, France, October 11 - 13, 1918. Private Goodman, runner for the Third Battalion, 125th Infantry, during the taking and holding of the line near La Tuilerie Ferme, was engaged in carrying important messages, crossing and re-crossing death valley between Hill 258 and La Cote Dame Marie, the foremost part of the line held by the Third Battalion. The valley was swept by machine-gun fire, the terrain affording absolutely no protection, requiring a perilous dash of 500 yards across open ground before any cover was reached. It was only by display of supreme courage that important messages reached the battalion.
General Orders No. 13, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Detroit, MI

GOODMAN, WALTER O.
Private, U.S. Army
Company E, 315th Infantry Regiment, 79th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 7, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Walter O. Goodman, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Molleville Farm, France, November 7, 1918. Private Goodman volunteered to carry wounded to the first-aid station through, continuous shell fire. After he became too exhausted to carry more, he continued to help those who could walk with assistance.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Philadelphia, PA

GOODRICH, LOUIS D.
Private, U.S. Army
Company A, 2d Engineers, 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: June 9, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Louis D. Goodrich, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism from Lucy-de-Bocage to Bouresches, France, June 9, 1918. Private Goodrich voluntarily carried an important message from Lucy-le-Bocage to Bouresches in daylight along an open road between the lines exposed to small-arms fire.
General Orders No. 99, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Sedalia, MO

GOODRIDGE, GEORGE L.
Captain, U.S. Army
101st Infantry Regiment, 26th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 8, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to George L. Goodridge, Captain, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Verdun, France, November 8, 1918. Captain Goodridge, with about 30 men, secured a footing in an advanced enemy trench. The attacking battalion met with stubborn resistance and fell back to their starting point, but he tenaciously held his position until relieved on November 11. His coolness and courage made it possible to hold this position 800 meters in advance of our line under intense machine-gun and artillery fire.
General Orders No. 23, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Melrose, MA

GOODWILLIE, HERRICK R.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company B, 131st Infantry Regiment, 33d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 10, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Herrick R. Goodwillie, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Bois-de-Chaume, France, October 10, 1918. When his company was enfiladed from the right by machine-guns and could neither advance nor withdraw, Sergeant Goodwillie volunteered to go for assistance, after several runners had been killed in similar attempts. Crawling back through heavy machine-gun fire, he reached the trench mortar battery, guided them forward, and himself operated one of the mortars which knocked out the enemy machine-gun nest, saving his company.
General Orders 71, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Oak Park, IL

GOODWIN, ROBERT HAZEN
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company H, 117th Infantry Regiment, 30th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 26 - 29, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Robert Hazen Goodwin, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Bellicourt, France, September 26 - 29, 1918. Sergeant Goodwin was badly gassed on the 26th of September and ordered to the hospital, but insisted on remaining at his post, despite the fact that he was suffering great pain. On September 29 he was painfully wounded by shell fire, but again remained with his platoon, refusing to be evacuated. He efficiently performed his duties until his company was relieved.
General Orders No. 44, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Bristol, TN

GORDON, ERSKINE
Captain, U.S. Army
319th Infantry Regiment, 80th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 26, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Erskine Gordon, Captain, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Gercourt, France, September 26 - 27, 1918. After the assaulting companies had passed over three machine- gun nests, which., not having been destroyed, opened heavy and effective fire, Captain Gordon reorganized scattered elements of his own company and of two others and fearlessly exposing himself to the fire of these guns as well as that of our own artillery, personally led an attack on three nests, capturing them with 50 prisoners.
General Orders 7, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Washington, DC

*GORDON, FRANK P.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Battery E, 103d Field Artillery, 26th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: April 20, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Frank P. Gordon, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Seicheprey, France, April 20, 1918. Corporal Gordon displayed conspicuous courage in voluntarily going to the aid of a wounded comrade during which action he and the man he was assisting were killed
General Orders No. 88, W.D., 1918
Home Town: New Haven, CT

GORDON, HAROLD J.
Captain, 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 Harold J. Gordon, Captain, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Hearne, Belgium, November 4, 1918. Although in command of an ambulance company and not required to work so far forward, Captain Gordon voluntarily crossed the river and sought out wounded among the troops in the advance line. Finding two severely wounded men, he gave them first aid under withering machine-gun, rifle, and shellfire, arranged such shelter for them as he could, then sought assistance to carry them on to safety. Returning with three men of his company, the bearers placed one of the wounded on an improvised litter, while the other was carried on the shoulders of the officer until the latter was exhausted. The fire becoming more intense, the wounded man was placed on the ground and encouraged by the officer to crawl to safety, the latter crawling beside him and protecting hem from the enemy's fire with his own body.
General Orders No. 9, W.D., 1923
Home Town: Cleveland, OH

*GORDON, MILLEDGE A.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Machine-Gun Company, 118th Infantry Regiment, 30th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 26 - October 17, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Milledge A. Gordon, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Harricourt, France, September 26 - October 17, 1918. Orders for his relief having failed to reach him, Sergeant Gordon remained on duty all night, maintaining liaison between gun sections of his platoon. exposed to severe shell fire from which he was gassed, Sergeant Gordon nevertheless stayed with his company, and while going forward on October 8, he fainted from the effects of the gas and was evacuated to the rear, unconscious. Regaining consciousness while en route to the casualty clearing station, he crawled out of the ambulance and worked his way back to his company without securing treatment. Though still suffering from weakness, he persistently refused to be evacuated and took part in subsequent engagements with his platoon until he was killed in action October 17, 1918.
General Orders No. 44, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Clemson College, SC

GORMAN, CARLYSLE A.
Sergeant, 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 Carlysle A. Gorman, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action in the Bois Brabant-sur-Meuse, France, October 8, 1918. Sergeant German, 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

GORMAN, JAMES A.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company G, 23d Infantry Regiment, 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 3, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to James A. Gorman, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near St. Etienne-a-Arnes, France, October 3, 1918. When he saw a soldier lying wounded about 200 yards in front of his trench, Corporal Gorman, without thought of personal danger, went out and brought him to safety, under terrific machine-gun fire from both sides and from the front.
General Orders No. 35, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Mount Carmel, PA

*GOSSELIN, ALEXANDER
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company B, 2d Field Signal Battalion, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 4, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Alexander Gosselin, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Exermont, France, October 4, 1918. After finishing the work of laying telephone lines on high ground under heavy artillery fire and direct observation of the enemy, Sergeant Gosselin ordered his men to shelter and remained behind to repair breaks caused by the shelling. He was killed a few minutes later by the explosion of a shell.
General Orders No. 44, W.D., 1919
Home Town: San Francisco, CA

GOTTSCHALK, FRANK L.
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
128th Infantry Regiment, 32d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: August 3, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Frank L. Gottschalk, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near St. Gilles, France, August 3, 1918. After being severely wounded while leading an attack on a machine-gun nest, Lieutenant Gottschalk continued to lead his platoon in the face of severe machine-gun fire, remaining on duty all night, until reaching the final objective.
General Orders No. 44, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Marathon City, WI

GOTTSCHALK, JAMES
Private, U.S. Army
Company C, 15th Machine-Gun Battalion, 5th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 14, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to James Gottschalk, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Cunel, France, October 14, 1918. Refusing to be evacuated after being seriously wounded, Private Gottschalk continued to carry messages through heavy machine-gun and shell fire. After becoming too weak to make trips by himself he guided another runner, and later assisted a wounded comrade to the rear, refusing any assistance for himself.
General Orders No. 35, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Leetonia, OH

GOULD, WILLIAM
Mechanic, U.S. Army
Company K, 105th Infantry Regiment, 27th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 18, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to William Gould, Mechanic, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near St. Souplet, France, October 18, 1918. Mechanic Gould, single-handed, attacked a heavy machine-gun which was covering the retreat of the Germans, and drove off the crew.
General Orders No. 23, W.D., 1919
Home Town: West Hebron, NY

GOUMAS, GEORGES
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Company B, 307th Field Signal Battalion, 82d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 21, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Georges Goumas, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Fleville, France, October 21, 1918. Private First Class Goumas was in a relay station which was struck by a shell, wounding him and five others. After assisting the other wounded men to a truck near by, he returned through the falling shells to the relay station and assisted another soldier in repairing the wire, which had been cut, remaining at his post until he had made sure that the lines were in good condition and he was ordered to come in by his commanding officer.
General Orders No. No. 145, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Marietta, GA

GOURLEY, GEORGE BENJAMIN
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company E, 131st Infantry Regiment, 33d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: August 10, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to George B. Gourley, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Chipilly Ridge, France, August 10, 1918. Sergeant Gourley displayed qualities of leadership by taking command of his platoon and continuing the advance when his platoon commander had been killed. With one other soldier he fearlessly attacked an enemy machine-gun nest, capturing the gun and killing the crew. He then carried the captured gun with him and used it effectively against the enemy.
General Orders No. No. 128, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Chicago, IL

*GOW, KENNETH
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
Machine-Gun Company, 107th Infantry Regiment, 27th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 29, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Kenneth Gow, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Ronssoy, France, September 29, 1918. While supply officer for his company, Lieutenant Gow personally took rations forward with a pack mule through continuous shell and machine-gun fire. When all officers of his company were either killed or wounded, he assumed command and led it forward through heavy shell and machine-gun fire. He was killed on October 17.
General Orders No. No. 1, W.D., 1926
Home Town: Summit, NJ

GRABAU, JOHN C.
Captain (Medical Corps), U.S. Army
106th Field Artillery (Attached), 27th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 3, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to John C. Grabau, Captain (Medical Corps), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Brabant-sur-Meuse, France, November 3, 1918. Captain Grabau displayed great coolness and courage, while under a heavy shellfire, in going to the assistance of a wounded soldier, and although twice knocked down by exploding shells and badly wounded in the arm, he continued his efforts until he ascertained the soldier was dead. Later, at the dressing station, although bleeding profusely, he refused to attend to his own wounds until he had dressed the wounds of several other men.
General Orders No. No. 56, W.D., 1922
Home Town: Buffalo, NY

*GRABINSKI, ELMER C.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company B, 150th Machine-Gun Battalion, 42d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 28, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Elmer C. Grabinski, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in the action between Sergy and Villers-sur-Fere, France, on July 28, 1918. Corporal Grabinski led his gun crew with courage and fearlessness in the attack north of the River Ourcq. He directed the fire of his gun with excellent effect, shooting several enemy snipers. Showing always the greatest eagerness to press forward and always disregarding his own safety, he was killed after leading his men forward successfully to their objective.
General Orders No. 99, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Fon du Lac, WI

GRADDY, WILLIAM E.
Private, U.S. Army
Company B, 110th Engineers, 35th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 29, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to William E. Graddy, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Baulny, France, September 29,1918. As a company runner Private Graddy was sent to the rear with an important message, having to pass through the enemy counter-barrage. Though severely wounded soon after starting on the mission, he struggled on and delivered the message as he fell, fainting from loss of blood.
General Orders No. 59, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Couch, MO

GRADY, JOHN J.
Private, U.S. Army
Company L, 101st Infantry Regiment, 26th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 20, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to John J. Grady, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Vaux, France, July 20, 1918. Private Grady, Corporal Austin J. Kelley, and Private Harold E. Rounds penetrated the enemy's lines in the face of machine-gun fire, captured a machine- gun and its crew, and returned with valuable information concerning the enemy's positions.
General Orders No. No. 125, W.D., 1918
Home Town: South Boston, MA

GRAHAM, EDWARD L.
Captain, U.S. Army
119th Infantry Regiment, 30th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 29 - 30, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Edward L. Graham, Captain, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Bellicourt, France, September 29 - 30, 1918. Although twice wounded while leading his men, Captain Graham refused to be evacuated, inspiring his command by his personal courage and fortitude. Ordered to the rear by a superior officer, he returned to his men as soon as his wounds were dressed.
General Orders 81, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Lexington, VA

GRAHAM, JOHN D.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Section No. 554, Ambulance Service, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 2 - 9, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to John D. Graham, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Somme-Py, October 2 - 9, 1918. Corporal Graham was on duty continuously during this period, at the most advanced marine post, assuring the prompt evacuation of the wounded and gassed. On the night of October 5, hearing that several ambulances were needed to evacuate a number of wounded who were very close to the line, Corporal Graham, accompanied by the driver, passed over a road and across a field raked by machine-gun and shell fire and evacuated the wounded that were at this place. On October 6 he worked under shell fire practically the whole day at an advanced post, superintending the loading of the ambulances and the rapid evacuation of the wounded.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Philadelphia, PA

GRAHAM, JOSEPH D.
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Company B, 165th Infantry Regiment, 42d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 28, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Joseph D. Graham, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Ourcq River, near Villers-sur-Fere, France, July 28, 1918. After repeated attempts had been made to rescue two wounded soldiers, who were lying within a hundred yards of the enemy lines, Sergeant Graham went out alone, over ground so swept by machine-gun and rifle fire that two men had been killed previously in the attempt, and succeeded in bringing the two wounded soldiers to safety, showing by his valor and devotion to duty an excellent example to the men of the organization.
General Orders No. No. 14, W.D., 1923
Home Town: Brooklyn, NY

GRANGER, JOHN MCCLAVE
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company M, 107th Infantry Regiment, 27th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 29, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to John McClave Granger, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Bony, France, September 29, 1918. Corporal Granger crossed an area exposed to heavy fire to deliver a message, and while in the act of delivering his message his left leg was torn off by a shell. He refused assistance and shouted words of encouragement to members of his platoon in action.
General Orders No. No. 19, W.D., 1920
Home Town: New York, NY

*GRANT, DAVID S.
Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army
Company F, 39th Infantry Regiment, 4th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: August 5,1 918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to David S. Grant, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at St. Thibault, France, August 5, 1918. While leading his platoon in an attack upon the enemy's fortified position, with utter disregard for his own personal safety, Lieutenant Grant advanced steadily at the head of his platoon through severe m-t and artillery fire, thereby being an inspiration to his men. When the order was given to continue the advance in small detachments, Lieutenant Grant led the first of these against the enemy's fire until he fell mortally wounded. Although he realized the seriousness of his wound, he refused to be cared for and directed the disposition of his platoon until he made the supreme sacrifice.
General Orders No. No. 17, W.D., 1928
Home Town: Asheville, NC

GRANT, DONALD H.
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
26th Infantry Regiment, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 4 - 12, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Donald H. Grant, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action east of Exermont, France, October 4 - 12, 1918. By repeatedly volunteering to carry messages under heavy machine-gun and artillery fire to front-line company commanders, and by his coolness and courage in carrying out the numerous dangerous missions assigned him, under intense enemy fire, Lieutenant Grant was an inspiration to the officers and men around him.
General Orders No. No. 14, W.D., 1928
Home Town: Hobart, NY

*GRAUER, SHIPTON G.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company B, 108th Machine-Gun Battalion, 28th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 5, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Shipton G. Grauer, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Baslieux, north of the Vesle River, France, September 5, 1918. The advance of his platoon having been halted by a wire entanglement, Sergeant Grauer advanced alone about 50 yards in advance of his platoon, under enemy fire, and located a gap in the enemy wire. He then signaled to his platoon which advanced. He was mortally wounded in the performance of this act, but his gallant deed enabled the others to continue the attack.
General Orders No. No. 46, W.D., 1920
Home Town: Reading, PA

GRAVE, HENRY. H.
Captain, U.S. Army
116th Infantry Regiment, 42d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 12, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Henry. H. Grave, Captain, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near St. Baussant, France, September 12, 1918. During the St. Mihiel offensive Captain Grave was leading an assault wave, which was checked by dense machine-gun fire. In order to locate the exact position of the enemy strongholds, he mounted the parapet, thus drawing a burst of machine-gun fire, which enabled his Stokes mortars to open fire. He then led a flanking group to the position, while his assault wave went forward and captured 34 prisoners and a machine-gun, rifles, and a store of ammunition, the first prisoners to be taken during the drive.
General Orders No. No. 24, W.D., 1920
Home Town: Columbus, OH

GRAVES, JOHN C.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company A, 1st Gas Regiment, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 5, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to John C. Graves, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Nantillois, France, October 5, 1918. After other means of communication had failed Corporal Graves voluntarily carried messages from the regimental post of command to advanced positions through several enemy barrages of gas and high-explosive shells. He continued on duty, even after being wounded, until he was exhausted.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Des Moines, IA

GRAVES, SIDNEY C.
(First Award)
Major, U.S. Army
16th Infantry Regiment, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: April 29, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Sidney C. Graves, Major, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action in the Bois-de-Fontaine, France, April 29, 1918. Having located an enemy machine gun in front of his position, Major (then captain) Graves, with three men, voluntarily crawled out to the position of the machine gun, in full view and within 100 yards of the enemy lines, shot the gunner, killed the rest of the crew with grenades, and returned with his party without a casualty.
General Orders No. No. 15, W.D., 1923
Home Town: El Paso, TX
Other Award: Distinguished Service Cross w/OLC (Siberia)

GRAY, COLA A.
First Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company A, 102d Machine-Gun Battalion, 26th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 26, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Cola A. Gray, First Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Marcheville, France, September 26, 1918. When all of his officers had been wounded, Sergeant Gray took command of the company and led it throughout the attack under terrific fire from all arms, showing high qualities of leadership and personal bravery.
General Orders No. 15, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Waverly, MA

GRAY, JOSEPH W.
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
7th Engineers, 5th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 18, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Joseph W. Gray, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action in Romagne, France, October 18, 1918. Lieutenant Gray, although wounded, personally supervised the construction of a bridge under severe artillery and direct machine-gun fire, thereby making it possible for the infantry and artillery to advance to more advantageous positions.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Titusville, PA

GRAY, THOMAS J.
Private, U.S. Army
Company M, 168th Infantry Regiment, 42d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 28, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Thomas J. Gray, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action northeast of Chateau-Thierry, France, on July 28, 1918. Private Gray distinguished himself when, with four other men, he raided an enemy machine-gun nest held by 12 Germans. As a result of their daring and presence of mind, one of the enemy was killed, the other 11 captured, and their four machine-guns turned upon the retreating foe.
General Orders No. No. 108, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Elliott, IA

GRAYSON, THOMAS J.
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
28th Infantry Regiment, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 2 - 3, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Thomas J. Grayson, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Exermont, France, October 2 - 3, 1918. Lieutenant Grayson commanded a combat patrol which penetrated 2 kilometers into the enemy lines, and although twice attacked he maintained his position for 36 hours without supplies before returning to our lines with valuable information. The leadership and initiative displayed by Lieutenant Grayson were vital factors in the successful performance of this important mission.
General Orders No. No. 16, W.D., 1920
Home Town: Biloxi, MS

*GREEN, DONALD R.
Sergeant, 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 Donald R. Green, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Thiaucourt, France, September 12, 1918. Sergeant Green continued in the service of his piece under a galling enfilading fire. In his fortitude and devotion to duty, he set a high example to the men of his section until he and his entire crew were casualties. He was killed while serving his piece.
General Orders No. 15, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Anacostia, DC

GREEN, DONALD W.
Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army
167th Infantry Regiment, 42d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 26 - August 1, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Donald W. Green, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action northeast of Chateau-Thierry, France, July 26 to August 1, 1918. Second Lieutenant Green set an example of heroism and devotion to duty at Coix Rouge Farm, when he continued to lead his platoon through heavy fire for five days after being wounded.
General Orders No. No. 108, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Chicago, IL

GREEN, ERNEST B.
Private, U.S. Army
Company D, 118th Infantry Regiment, 30th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 25, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Ernest B. Green, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Bellicourt, France, September 25, 1918. Although stunned and bruised by a shell which burst in his trench, he went to the aid of a comrade outside of the trench and brought him to safety. This was in full view of the enemy and under heavy shelling.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Concord, NC

GREEN, GARLAND
Private, U.S. Army
Company D, 30th Infantry Regiment, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 15, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Garland Green, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Mezy, France, July 15, 1918. During the German artillery bombardment of July 15, Private Green carried messages between company and battalion headquarters, and, although wounded in the arm, refused evacuation until relieved two days later.
General Orders No. 32, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Barkers Creek, NC

*GREEN, HERBERT D.
Private, U.S. Army
Company A, 7th Infantry Regiment, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 19, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Herbert D. Green, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Cunel, France, October 19, 1918. Private Green voluntarily crossed an area swept by heavy machine-gun and artillery fire to carry water to distressed members of his platoon. He was killed in the performance of this self-assigned task.
General Orders No. No. 16, W.D., 1920
Home Town: Buffalo, OH

GREEN, JAMES O., JR.
Captain, U.S. Army
23d Infantry Regiment, 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: June 6, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to James O. Green, Jr., Captain, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Chateau-Thierry, France, June 6, 1918. After two platoons under his command had been practically wiped out, Captain Green continued forward to his objective with two enlisted men and remained throughout the night under heavy fire in hope of keeping the ground gained until reinforcement came up.
General Orders No. No. 19, W.D., 1921
Home Town: Whitewater, WI

*GREEN, WALLACE
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 Wallace Green, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Frapelle, France, August 17, 1918. Sergeant Green unhesitatingly and with great coolness and courage went forward under a heavy enemy barrage to destroy wire entanglements and continued this hazardous work until killed.
General Orders No. 15, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Eure, NC

GREEN, WILLIAM W.
Captain, U.S. Army
Company H, 365th Infantry Regiment, 92d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 10 & November 10, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to William W. Green, Captain, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Bellaire Farm, France, October 10, 1918, and at the Bois Frehaut, France, November 10, 1918. On October 10, 1918, Captain Green, with utter disregard of his own personal danger, went out under enemy machine-gun and shell fire and rescued three wounded men of his company who were lying in an exposed position, administered first aid, and carried them, one at a time, to a place of comparative safety. On November 10, 1918, Captain Green led his company through wire and heavy enemy fire to its objective, when he found that the right flank of his company was exposed to enemy fire. After the arrival of two platoons and two machine guns as reinforcements, Captain Green climbed a tree in order to see over the crest of the hill behind which the enemy was advancing. In this exposed post he was subjected to heavy shrapnel and machine-gun fire, many branches of the tree being cut, but his observation enabled him so to organize his position that his command was able to repulse successfully three enemy counterattacks, thereby enabling the battalion to hold the Bois Frehaut.
General Orders No. No. 22, W.D., 1929
Home Town: Afton, VA

GREEN, WILLIE
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company B, 358th Infantry Regiment, 90th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 13, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Willie Green, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Vilcey, France, September 13, 1918, While officers were holding a conference in a dugout on our outpost line, a German patrol came across a small footbridge directly to the entrance of the dugout and threw a grenade inside. Corporal Green, without any thought of personal danger, in order to save his officers from injury, stood on the grenade and then shot two of the retreating patrol.
General Orders No. No. 127, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Hastings, OK

GREENE, DON
Private, 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 Don Greene, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near the Bois-de- Barricourt, France, November 2, 1918. Private Greene displayed conspicuous bravery in twice carrying important messages across an area under heavy shell and machine-gun fire from the front and flanks.
General Orders 81, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Eldorado, KS

GREENE, EDWARD B.
Cook, 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 Edward B. Greene, Cook, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Greves Farm, France, July 15, 1918. During a bombardment, and after his kitchen had been blown to pieces, Cook Greene voluntarily carried ammunition to exposed positions for several hours under heavy enemy shell fire and in plain view of the enemy balloons. Although wounded in both legs, he refused to be evacuated until ordered to the rear. After rejoining his battery from the hospital he was again wounded in action.
General Orders No. 8, W.D., 1935
Home Town: Douglas, AZ

GREENE, HAROLD
First Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company H, 107th Infantry Regiment, 27th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 29, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Harold Greene, First Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Ronssoy, France, September 29, 1918. When his commanding officer was severely wounded and evacuated, First Sergeant Greene took command of the company and led it into effective combat. He continued to lead the company forward through a terrific fire of artillery and machine-guns for more than a mile after being severely wounded, and refused to be evacuated until he had received a second wound which made it impossible for him to continue further.
General Orders No. 32, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Binghamton, NY

GREENE, HENRY W.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company C, 107th Infantry Regiment, 27th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 28, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Henry W. Greene, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action south of Ronssoy, France, September 28, 1918. Sergeant Greene left the shelter of a trench and went forward some 35 yards and assisted a wounded soldier to shelter. This act was performed shortly after daybreak at a time when the location of the wounded man and the trench were being swept by hostile fire.
General Orders No. No. 16, W.D., 1920
Home Town: Brooklyn, NY

GREENE, JAMES A.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company F, 26th Infantry Regiment, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: June 7, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to James A. Greene, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Cantigny, France, June 7, 1918. While in charge of an outpost, Corporal Greene was attacked by a patrol of 12 Germans and held his ground single-handed after the other members of the outpost were either killed or wounded. He inflicted heavy casualties on the enemy patrol, repulsing it, and then held his post until relief came.
General Orders No. 44, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Providence, RI

GREENE, JOHN N.
Captain, U.S. Army
6th Field Artillery, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: March 1, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to John N. Greene, Captain, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action in the Ansauville sector, March 1, 1918. Attacked in a dugout by a large party of Germans, Captain Greene was wounded by the explosion of an enemy hand grenade. He refused to surrender when ordered to do so, but instead fought vigorously until he had wounded or driven away all of the attacking party.
General Orders No. No. 126, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Staunton, VA

GREENFIELD, WILLIAM G.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company G, 357th Infantry Regiment, 90th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 12, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to William G. Greenfield, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Fey-en-Haye, France, September 12, 1918. Although wounded, Sergeant Greenfield continued to advance with his organization until its objective was reached. He showed qualities of leadership by organizing all the men he could find and assuming command until he was relieved by officers and ordered to have his wound dressed.
General Orders No. No. 128, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Camargo, OK

GREENWAY, JOHN C.
Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Army
101st Infantry Regiment, 26th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 23, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to John C. Greenway, Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Verdun, France, October 23, 1918. During a terrific enemy shelling on two of his battalions, and after both his battalion commanders had been wounded. Colonel Greenway personally directed the activities and greatly encouraged his forces by his presence. Leading them in attack he demonstrated the utmost valor at the most critical moments, and he was the first of his command to enter the German trench which marked the objective of the day's attack.
General Orders No. 46, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Warren, AZ

*GREENWOOD, HARRY L.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company K, 315th Infantry Regiment, 79th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 26, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Harry L. Greenwood, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Malancourt, France, September 26, 1918. On September 26 Sergeant Greenwood personally led a patrol of four men against a machine-gun which was holding up the advance, captured the gun and nine prisoners. He inspired his men to greater effort by his excellent example, under heavy machine-gun fire, and was killed while reorganizing his platoon after a counterattack.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Philadelphia, PA

GREER, GEORGE B.
Private, U.S. Army
117th Trench Mortar Battery, 42d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: March 19, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to George B. Greer, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near the village of Negre, France, March 19, 1918. Private Greer, with utter disregard of his own personal danger, volunteered to carry an important message for his platoon commander. While on a shell- swept road endeavoring to carry out this mission he was severely wounded by a shell fragment and was found in this condition by a French soldier. Being unable to speak French he could not explain the importance of his mission. With the assistance of the French soldier, however, Private Greer continued on his mission until he was able to deliver the message to a member of his own organization. He soon thereafter became unconscious from the effects of his wound. Private Greer displayed extraordinary courage, self-sacrifice, and devotion to duty in completing his mission after having been so severely wounded.
General Orders No. No. 22, W.D., 1929
Home Town: Baltimore, MD

GREGORY, RALPH AMHERST
Major, U.S. Army
109th Infantry Regiment, 28th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 16, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Ralph Amherst Gregory, Major, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near St. Agnan, France, July 16, 1918. During an attack on Hill 200 in which his battalion participated, the French and American forces were repulsed with heavy losses owing to terrific machine-gun and artillery fire. Leaving the protection afforded by the trenches and mounting the parapet thereof, with utter disregard for his own safety and in full view of the enemy, he exhorted his men to again attack, his indifference to the intense enemy machine-gun fire to which he was subjected raising the morale of his men to so high a pitch as to enable them to renew the assault with great courage and determination, driving the enemy from their strongly held positions.
General Orders No. 9, W.D., 1923
Home Town: Scranton, PA

GRESHAM, FRANK B.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company G, 39th Infantry Regiment, 4th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 26, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Frank B. Gresham, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near the Bois-du-Fays, France, September 26, 1918. After his patrol had been twice scattered by machine-gun, fire, Sergeant Gresham continued his reconnaissance, accompanied by only one other soldier, and secured the information for which he had been sent. Upon rejoining his company he was placed in command of his platoon, whose commander had been wounded, and succeeded in reorganizing it under heavy shell fire.
General Orders No. 46, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Augusta, GA

GRIBBON, JOHN J.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company D, 165th Infantry Regiment, 42d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 30, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to John J. Gribbon, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Meurcy Farm, France, July 30, 1918. When his patrol had been caught under a severe cross fire by machine-guns and most of the members killed or wounded, and the survivors withdrawn to cover, it was discovered that a wounded man had been left at the farthest point to which the patrol had advanced. Sergeant Gribbon, then a corporal, volunteered to rescue him. Running a hundred yards over open country swept by withering machine-gun fire, he reached the severely wounded member of his patrol, and half dragged, half carried his helpless comrade back with him to safety.
General Orders 81, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Brooklyn, NY

GRIDER, THOMAS E.
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 Thomas E. Grider, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Soissons, France, July 22, 1918. Private Grider carried important messages through heavy shell and machine-gun fire and fought his way through territory occupied by the enemy.
General Orders 87, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Danville, IL

*GRIFFIN, HARRY Q.
Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army
109th Infantry Regiment, 28th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 16, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Harry Q. Griffin, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action on Hill 200, near St. Agnan, France, July 16, 1918. When the first attack on Hill 200 was made by American troops on July 16, 1918, Second Lieutenant Griffin led his platoon to the most advanced point reached by any detachment and was killed when within 20 yards of an enemy machine-gun emplacement.
General Orders No. 99, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Winthrop, MA

GRIFFIN, MARTIN G.
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
23d Infantry Regiment, 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 6, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Martin G. Griffin, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near St. Etienne, France, October 6, 1918. After the major and adjutant of the battalion had been killed, Lieutenant Griffin took command of the battalion and led it in an attack over difficult terrain, under heavy machine-gun and artillery fire. He gained his objective and held it.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Fall River, MA

GRIFFIN, ROBERT A.
Captain, U.S. Army
364th Infantry Regiment, 91st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 26 - 29, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Robert A. Griffin, Captain, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Epinonville, France, September 26 - 29, 1918. His company having suddenly become trapped in the smoke and fog under heavy enemy artillery fire, Captain Griffin displayed notable coolness in getting his men to cover in a trench near by, being the last to take shelter, though he was knocked down by bursting shell in so doing. As soon as the fire abated he quickly re-disposed his men and led them toward the enemy. On the next afternoon, during the attack on Epinonville, he led eleven soldiers in a successful charge on an enemy machine-gun nest. Later he personally assisted in carrying in wounded men of his company under heavy machine-gun fire. On the afternoon of September 29 Captain Griffin was severely wounded while on a patrol, but he continued on under heavy machine-gun and artillery fire, and successfully accomplished his mission.
General Orders 81, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Edenvale, CA

GRIFFITH, CHAUNCEY M.
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 Chauncey M. Griffith, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Greves Farm, France, July 15, 1918. Responding to a call for volunteers, Private Griffith, with eight other soldiers, manned two guns of a French battery which had been deserted by the French during the unprecedented fire, after many casualties had been inflicted on their forces. For two hours he remained at this post and poured an effective fire into the ranks of the enemy.
General Orders No. 46, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Amery, WI

GRIFFITH, LUTHER C.
Private, U.S. Army
Company G, 120th Infantry Regiment, 30th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 29, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Luther C. Griffith, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Bellicourt, France, September 29, 1918. When the other members of a Lewis gun crew had become casualties, Private Griffith operated the gun single-handed, and, attacking an enemy machine-gun emplacement, killed the gunner and made the other two members of the crew prisoners.
General Orders 81, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Reidsville, NC

*GRIFFITH, OSCAR C.
Private First Class, U.S. Army
12th Ambulance Company, 1st Sanitary Train, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: April 26, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Oscar C. Griffith, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Villers-Tournelle, France on April 26, 1918. Private First Class Griffith displayed extraordinary heroism and devotion to duty in going to the assistance of a wounded man lying in the open and administering first aid under heavy fire. He was killed while engaged in this courageous service.
General Orders No. 88, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Gadsden, AL

GRIFFITH, WALTER
Private, U.S. Army
Company G, 16th Infantry Regiment, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 4, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Walter Griffith, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action in the Argonne Forest, France, October 4, 1918. Private Griffith was delivering a message to the front line when he encountered an enemy machine-gun firing on our front line troops from the rear. He crawled to the emplacement and silenced the fire from the gun by killing both gunners.
General Orders No. 44, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Hitchins, KY

GRIFFITHS, ALFRED S.
Captain, U.S. Army
308th Infantry Regiment, 77th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: August 19, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Alfred S. Griffiths, Captain, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Ville Savoye, France, August 19, 1918. While suffering from the effects of gas, Captain Griffiths led a liaison patrol to the flanking battalion across an open slope and under direct enemy observation, exposed during the whole journey to terrific artillery and machine-gun fire. He remained on duty as battalion adjutant after all other officers had been evacuated because of the effects of gas, although he had been rendered temporarily speechless and blind by a severe gassing.
General Orders No. 35, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Amityville, Long Island, NY

GRIMES, EUSTIS B.
Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army
102d Infantry Regiment, 26th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 26, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Eustis B. Grimes, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Marcheville, France, September 26, 1918. During a violent enemy bombardment Lieutenant Grimes advanced with his detachment under intense machine-gun fire, wiped out a machine-gun nest, and captured the gun, which had been harassing the right of our line. He displayed exceptional bravery and resourcefulness throughout the entire engagement.
General Orders No. No. 138, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Fitchburg, MA

GRINDLE, IVOR
Private, U.S. Army
Company D, 103d Infantry Regiment, 26th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 26, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Ivor Grindle, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Marcheville, France, September 26, 1918. Private Grindle, with Sergeant John P. Diggins, climbed out of a trench in the face of severe shrapnel and machine-gun fire, proceeding 150 yards across an open space to the aid of a wounded officer and dressed his wounds.
General Orders No. No. 143, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Bucksport, ME

GRINSTEAD, JAMES R.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company M, 137th Infantry Regiment, 35th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 26 - 30, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to James R. Grinstead, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Buzemont, France, September 26 - 30, 1918. Although wounded in the foot, while still in the departure trench, he went forward in the attack with his company. Later, he led two platoons to the attack against superior numbers, and in the face of withering fire. Wounded a second time, he refused to be evacuated until the regiment was relieved.
General Orders No. 59, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Pawhuska, OK

*GRISHAM, JESSE M.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company L, 359th Infantry Regiment, 90th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 12, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Jesse M. Grisham, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Fey-en-Haye, France, September 12, 1918. When the advance of his company was halted by an impassable barbed-wire entanglement, Corporal Grisham voluntarily jumped out of a trench in the face of heavy machine-gun fire and cut sufficient paths through the wire to enable the company to continue its advance. In the performance of this self- sacrificing act this gallant soldier was killed.
General Orders No. No. 129, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Holland, AR

GRISWOLD, AVA H.
First Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company C, 125th Infantry Regiment, 32d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 9 - 12, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Ava H. Griswold, First Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Romagne, France, October 9 - 12,1918. First Sergeant Griswold displayed initiative and marked personal bravery in voluntarily organizing the leading patrols under heavy fire beyond the front lines of his company. He thus obtained valuable information, his activity providing against surprise attacks by the enemy at a critical period. When he could not obtain volunteers for patrols, he did not hesitate to go on dangerous reconnaissance missions by himself.
General Orders 71, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Paxton, IL

GRISWOLD, CHAUNCEY J.
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 312th Infantry Regiment, 78th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 16, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Chauncey J. Griswold, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Grand Pre, France, October 16, 1918. Private Griswold volunteered to leave his battalion which was in support, and went forward to the front line where he established a dressing station. He remained with this advance station during the entire time it was in the line and gave first aid to the wounded under constant shell fire and through frequent gas attacks.
General Orders No. 35, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Dorchester, MA

*GRISWOLD, LEVI W.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company C, 139th Infantry Regiment, 35th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 29, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Levi W. Griswold, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action in the Montrebeau Woods, France, September 29,1918. During a hostile counterattack Corporal Griswold, with absolute disregard for personal safety, crept out from a shell hole under terrific machine-gun fire and gas bombardment in an attempt to assist a wounded comrade to adjust his gas mask. He was killed in the performance of this self- sacrificing mission.
General Orders 89, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Yarrow, MO

*GROBTUCK, SAMUEL D.
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Company K, 308th Infantry Regiment, 77th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: August 21, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Samuel D. Grobtuck, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Ville Savoye, France, August 21, 1918. While carrying a message to his battalion commander asking for reinforcements, Private Grobtuck passed through the village of Ville Savoye filled with mustard gas, and was killed by shell fire while crossing an open field under direct observation of the enemy.
General Orders No. 32, W.D., 1919
Home Town: New York, NY

GROENENBOON, ONNO
Private, U.S. Army
Company L, 16th Infantry Regiment, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: June 2, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Onno Groenenboon, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Cantigny, France, June 2, 1918. Private Groenenboon went forward under intense machine-gun and artillery fire and assisted in the removal of a wounded soldier over a distance of one kilometer.
General Orders No. 26, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Volga, SD

*GROSS, GEORGE
Private, U.S. Army
Company D, 372d Infantry Regiment, 93d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 29, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to George Gross, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Sechault, France, September 29, 1918. Although he had been badly gassed, Private Gross kept his machine-gun in action until he fell beside his gun.
General Orders No. 13, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Washington, DC

GROSS, JOHN J.
Private, U.S. Army
Company M, 168th Infantry Regiment, 42d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 12, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to John J. Gross, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Flirey, France, September 12, 1918. When the advance of his company had been held up by a hostile machine gun, Private Gross, single-handed, advanced upon and captured the machine gun and five machine gunners, displaying splendid courage and utter disregard of his own personal danger. By his extraordinary heroism Private Gross saved the lives of many men and permitted his company to continue the advance.
General Orders No. No. 6, W.D., 1930
Home Town: Fairfield, IA

GROVE, GLENN M.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company D, 11th Machine-Gun Battalion, 4th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 26, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Glenn M. Grove, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Nantillois, France, September 26, 1918. Sergeant Grove, with two officers, using captured German Maxim guns, pushed forward to a heavily shelled area from which the other troops had withdrawn, and by their accurate and effective fire kept groups of the enemy from occupying advantageous positions. When given permission to withdraw, Sergeant Grove declined to o so, but maintained fire superiority all afternoon until it became too dark to see. His conspicuous gallantry furnished an inspiration to the other members of the command.
General Orders No. No. 145, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Tyrone, PA

GROVES, JOHN H.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company L, 325th Infantry Regiment, 82d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 16, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to John H. Groves, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near St. Juvin, France, October 16, 1918. Sergeant Groves led a patrol against a machine-gun nest which was causing many casualties in his company. He then worked his way to the rear of another machine-gun position, charged it, capturing three prisoners, two guns, and killing six of the enemy.
General Orders No. 46, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Warehouse Point, CT

GROWDON, JAMES P.
Captain, U.S. Army
4th Engineers, 4th Engineers, 4th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: August 5, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to James P. Growdon, Captain, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action west of Fismes, France, August 5, 1918. After reconnoitering a sector of the River Vesle in advance of the front lines of the infantry for the purpose of selecting a site for a footbridge, Captain Growdon went with a small party of engineers through an enemy barrage from 77- millimeter and one-pounder guns and assisted in directing the construction work. As soon as the operations were discovered machine-gun fire was opened upon the party, but they continued at work, removing the German wire entanglements and successfully completing a bridge, which was of great value in subsequent operations.
General Orders No. 21, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Portland, OR

GRULKEY, FRED F.
Private, U.S. Army
Company C, 113th Infantry Regiment, 29th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 12, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Fred F. Grulkey, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action in the Bois d'Ormont, northeast of St. Mogneux, France, October 12, 1918. Private Grulkey was seriously wounded in the chest, but he continued in the advance until he was again wounded, when he crawled forward with his company to its objective.
General Orders No. No. 130, W.D., 1918
Home Town: El Reno, OK

GRUMLEY, FRED
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company I, 166th Infantry Regiment, 42d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 15, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Fred Grumley, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action east of Reims, France, July 15, 1918. After his rifle had been put out of commission Corporal Grumley jumped to the parapet with hand grenades, with which he aided materially in compelling the retreat of the Germans.
General Orders 81, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Columbus, OH

GRUNDY, JOHN
Private, U.S. Army
Company K, 9th Infantry Regiment, 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 1, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to John Grundy, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Tuilerie Farm, France, November 1, 1918. Private Grundy made his way through heavy shell and machine-gun fire to his lieutenant, who had been seriously wounded, and dressed his wounds. He later rendered excellent service by keeping liaison between the platoons of his company while they were under severe machine-gun and shell fire. He continued to render valuable service in this way until wounded.
General Orders No. 46, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Philadelphia, PA

GUCWA, JOSEPH
Private, U.S. Army
Company F, 26th Infantry Regiment, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 19, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Joseph Gucwa, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Soissons, France, July 19, 1918. Severely wounded at the beginning of the offensive, Private Gucwa remained with his company throughout the day, attacked with it again in the evening, and accompanied it, fighting bravely until it reached its objective.
General Orders No. No. 132, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Newark, NJ

GUDE, CHARLES J.
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Company D, 342d Machine-Gun Battalion, 89th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 3, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Charles J. Gude, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Bouclair, France, November 3, 1918. After being twice wounded and unconscious for about an hour, upon being revived Private Gude took command of his squad and later of his section, after the squad and section leaders had been wounded, refusing first aid until he was relieved and ordered to the rear by his platoon commander.
General Orders No. 44, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Nebraska City, NE

GUENTHER, ALOIS J.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company C, 111th Infantry Regiment, 28th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: August 10, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Alois J. Guenther, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action west of Fismette, France, August 10, 1918. Sergeant Guenther, with another soldier, voluntarily left a place of safety and crawled through heavy machine-gun and shell fire to the aid of a comrade who had fallen wounded during the withdrawal of their company from an exposed position, carrying him 75 yards across an open area to shelter.
General Orders No. No. 128, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Pittsburgh, PA

GUENTHER, CHARLES R.
Private, U.S. Army
Battery B, 102d Artillery, 26th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: February 28, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Charles R. Guenther, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Chavignon, Chemin-des-Dames, France, February 28, 1918. Private Guenther was wounded while reporting to his post under a heavy bombardment of his battery on February 28, 1918. He nevertheless served his gun during the whole duration of the barrage, and, although wounded, he displayed extraordinary bravery and gave a fine example of devotion to duty.
General Orders No. No. 129, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Webster, MA

*GUESS, JOHN, JR.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company H, 364th Infantry Regiment, 91st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 28, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to John Guess, Jr., Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Eclisfontaine, France, September 28, 1918. Assisted by another sergeant, and leading a combat group across an open valley under constant hostile fire, Sergeant Guess completed the capture of four machine-gun nests and three prisoners. He was seriously wounded in the encounter and died soon afterwards.
General Orders No. 21, W.D., 1919
Home Town: El Monte, CA

GUINUP, EARL M.
Private, U.S. Army
Company K, 312th Infantry Regiment, 78th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 23, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Earl M. Guinup, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Grand Pre, France, October 23, 1918. While Grand Pre was being severely bombarded by artillery, Private Guinup volunteered to enter a section of the town to determine the advisability of his company's entrance therein. He successfully accomplished his mission through the severe barrage and returned with the necessary information for the entrance.
General Orders No. 35, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Fulton, NY

*GULBRANDSEN, ARVID W.
Second Lieutenant, 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 Arvid W. Gulbrandsen, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Bois-de-Chaume, France, October 8, 1918. Leading his platoon against an enemy machine-gun nest which was inflicting severe casualties on his battalion, Lieutenant Gulbrandsen continued to advance alone in the face of the annihilating machine-gun fire, after 14 of his men were killed about him. Before reaching his objective, he was killed by machine-gun fire from his right flank.
General Orders No. 44, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Chicago, IL

GUMBS , ESRIC C.
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Company E, 310th Infantry Regiment, 78th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 2 - 4, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Esric C. Gumbs, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Authe and Sy, France, November 2 - 4, 1918. Private Gumbs, while acting as battalion runner, repeatedly crossed areas subjected to heavy shell and machine-gun fire, carrying messages to and from flank companies. His work, performed with unhesitating devotion to duty, materially contributed to the successful advance of his battalion.
General Orders No. 44, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Brooklyn, NY

GUMM, JAY D.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
117th Train Headquarters and Military Police, 42d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 15, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Jay D. Gumm, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Vadenay, north of Chalons-sur-Marne, France, July 15, 1918. During the shelling of Vadenay Sergeant Gumm voluntarily left a place of safety and went through heavy fire of major caliber shells and rescued a French soldier who was lying, severely wounded, in the street.
General Orders No. 20, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Dallas, TX

GUMP, NOAH L.
Private, U.S. Army
Company B, 7th Engineers, 5th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 5, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Noah L. Gump, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Brieulles, France, November 5, 1918. When three of the boats supporting a pontoon bridge across the Meuse River were destroyed by artillery fire, Private Gump voluntarily waded into the stream under heavy artillery and machine-gun fire and held up the deck of the bridge until new boats were launched and placed in position.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Fulton, KS

GUNCKLE, WILK
Private, U.S. Army
Company M, 148th Infantry Regiment, 37th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 3, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Wilk Gunckle, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Hearne, Belgium, November 3, 1918. Private Gunckle volunteered and guided ammunition carriers to advanced positions, despite the fact that he was seriously wounded in the face, which made it necessary to hold a bandage in place during the journey to and from the front. After receiving treatment at the first-aid station he returned to his duties.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Osgood, OH

GUNDERSON, ARTHUR J.
Sergeant, 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 Arthur J. Gunderson, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action on the Meuse River, France, September 26, 1918. When the advance of his platoon was held up by fire from three .77 fieldpieces which were being protected by one machine gun, Sergeant Gunderson, with two comrades, advanced on this battery, which was firing point-blank, and, by short rushes and with utter disregard for personal safety, put the machine gun out of action, killed the crew, and captured the three fieldpieces, thus enabling his platoon to advance to its objective.
General Orders No. No. 56, W.D., 1922
Home Town: Chicago, IL

GUNN, FRED L.
Private, U.S. Army
Company D, 28th Infantry Regiment, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: May 28 - 31, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Fred L. Gunn, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at the battle of Cantigny, France, May 28 - 31,1918. Private Gunn repeatedly on his own initiative left the security of the trench to administer first aid under fire and in full view of the enemy snipers and machine-gunners. His brave conduct was a noble example and his ministration relieved suffering and saved lives.
General Orders No. 99, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Meridian, MS

GUNST, GERALD H.
First Lieutenant, 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 Gerald H. Gunst, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Andevanne, France, November 2, 1918. When several officers of a company became casualties, Lieutenant Gunst took command of an assault platoon. Although wounded in the leg while leading his platoon in the attack, he continued on until the objective was reached. Hen then voluntarily carried an important message to regimental headquarters, crossing an area covered by enemy machine-gun fire.
General Orders No. No. 39, W.D., 1920
Home Town: Corpus Christi, TX

*GUNTERMAN, JAMES
Private, U.S. Army
Company M, 7th Infantry Regiment, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 25, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to James Gunterman, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Argenthol, France, July 25, 1918. While charging an enemy machine-gun nest which was holding up the advance of his squad Private Gunterman was mortally wounded, but his heroic deed enabled his comrades to capture the nest.
General Orders No. No. 16, W.D., 1920
Home Town: Rumsey, KY

GUSTAFSON, CARL
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Company C, 2d Engineers, 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 8 - 9, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Carl Gustafson, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Medeah Ferme, France, October 8 - 9, 1918. Engaged as runner, Private Gustafson constantly carried messages through a sector which was under intense shell and machine- gun fire and infested with sniper fire.
General Orders No. 44, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Eureka, CA

GUSTAFSON, CHARLES
Private, U.S. Army
Company G, 5th Ammunition Train, 5th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 24, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Charles Gustafson, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Septsarges, France, October 24, 1918. When an enemy shell struck some pyrotechnics stored in the ammunition dump of his organization, Private Gustafson assisted in removing inflammable material and placing the fire under control. Through his coolness and courage the destruction of a large quantity of nearby ammunition was avoided.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Cooperstown, NY

GUTHRIE, ELMER F.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company E, 353d Infantry Regiment, 89th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 1, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Elmer F. Guthrie, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Barricourt, France, November 1, 1918. When his battalion encountered heavy machine- gun fire, which stopped its advance, Sergeant Guthrie quickly organized a group of ten or twelve men from different companies and led them with exceptional dash and courage, in an attack on the enemy gun. Skillfully picking out a protected route, he succeeded in flanking the nest and annihilating the crew.
General Orders 95, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Hutchinson, KS

GUY, LEONARD E.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company C, 58th Infantry Regiment, 4th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 27, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Leonard E. Guy, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Nantillois, France, September 27, 1918. Sergeant Guy displayed exceptional courage in attacking single-handed a machine-gun emplacement, capturing the gun and taking as prisoners three machine-gunners.
General Orders 81, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Great Falls, MT

GUYER, THOMAS L.
Private, U.S. Army
Company I, 119th Infantry Regiment, 30th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 29, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Thomas L. Guyer, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Bellicourt, France, September 29, 1918. Although wounded severely by shell fire, Private Guyer remained on duty as machine-gun ammunition carrier throughout the day, refusing to be evacuated. His example of courage inspired those serving near him.
General Orders 81, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Erie, PA

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