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

 

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 HAAS, ROBERT K.
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
308th Infantry Regiment, 77th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 10, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Robert K. Haas, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Revillon, France, September 10, 1918. During the attack on Revillon, Lieutenant Haas voluntarily left his shelter and went across an open slope in full observation of the enemy and under heavy machine-gun fire to the aid of a wounded soldier, bringing him back to our lines for first-aid treatment.
General Orders No. 35, W.D., 1919
Home Town: New York, NY

HAAS, WILLIAM A.
Corporal, 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 William A. Haas, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action on Hill 378, near Verdun, France, November 5, 1918. Corporal Haas 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. Corporal Haas 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: West Reading, PA

HABECKER, GUY M.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company I, 316th Infantry Regiment, 79th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 4 - 6, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Guy M. Habecker, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Verdun, France, November 4 - 6, 1918. While performing the duties of supply sergeant, Corporal Habecker succeeded in getting food to his company which was holding the outpost line. He led carrying parties through heavy shell fire, bringing hot coffee and bread to the men. On one occasion he made the journey unaided, taking with him a large quantity of bread.
General Orders No. 44, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Steelton, PA

HACKER, HENRY E.
Private, U.S. Army
Company A, 110th Infantry Regiment, 28th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 1, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Henry E. Hacker, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Apremont, France, October 1, 1918. Private Hacker overheard a lieutenant report to the battalion commander the location of an enemy machine-gun nest which was causing heavy casualties among our troops. Due to heavy shelling, delay in the bringing up of a one- pounder crew was serious, and Private Hacker, realizing the need for immediately silencing the enemy machine-guns, acting on his own initiative, advanced alone over a fire-swept area for about 500 yards, attacked and captured the enemy crews of six men and two machine-guns and brought them back to our lines.
General Orders 64, W.D., 1919
Home Town: New York, NY

HADLEY, LEE A.
First Lieutenant (Medical Corps), U.S. Army
106th Infantry (Attached), 27th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 29, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Lee A. Hadley, First Lieutenant (Medical Corps), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Ronssoy, France, September 29, 1918. Under observation of the enemy and with complete disregard for his own safety Lieutenant Hadley ran and crawled 200 yards to a shell hole where eighteen of his men had been killed or wounded by shellfire. Dressing the wounds of twelve of the surviving men, he carried each of them 100 yards to a place of safety under intense enemy machine-gun and artillery fire; from this point they were evacuated by members of a sanitary detachment. Two of the wounded men were killed by enemy fire while being carried in the arms of this officer. The undaunted bravery of Lieutenant Hadley was an inspiration to every member of his organization.
General Orders No. No. 14, W.D., 1923
Home Town: Lacona, NY

HADNETT, GEORGE
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company F, 145th Infantry Regiment, 37th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: August 15, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to George Hadnett, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action east of Baccarat, France, August 15, 1918. Corporal Hadnet was in command of a small advance post which was successfully held by three men and himself against a raid by 80 of the enemy. Two of his party were killed, but the staunch defense of the others drove off the raiders. He personally killed three of the enemy in hand-to-hand fighting.
General Orders No. No. 100, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Youngstown, OH

HAGAN, LUTHER J.
Private, U.S. Army
Company K, 119th Infantry Regiment, 30th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 29, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Luther J. Hagan, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Bellicourt, France, September 29, 1918. When his squad was held up by fire from a sniper's post, he advanced alone against it across an open space and drove the others off, allowing a renewal of the advance. Later he braved heavy shell fire to go to the aid of wounded soldiers, dressing their wounds and assisting them back to the lines.
General Orders 81, W.D., 1919
Home Town: French Lick, IN

*HAGEMAN, AUGUST
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Company M, 30th Infantry Regiment, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 15 & 26, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to August Hageman, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Crezancy, France, July 15, 1918. Private Hageman carried frequent messages through barrage fire, and later brought in wounded and carried ammunition to the front line. On July 26, near Jaulgonne, this man also carried messages through the most violent shellfire.
General Orders 95, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Lantry, SD

HAGEMEYER, GEORGE K.
Private, 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 George K. Hagemeyer, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Bony, France, September 29, 1918. During a period that his company was held up by hazardous enemy fire, Private Hagemeyer acted as stretcher bearer and, even though wounded, and ordered to the rear, he continued in the work of removing the wounded. He remained at his task throughout the violent fire until he was wounded five times and forced to retire from loss of blood.
General Orders No. 44, W.D., 1919
Home Town: New York, NY

HAGERMAN, OTHO M.
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Company A, 354th Infantry Regiment, 89th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 1, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Otho M. Hagerman, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Barricourt, France, November 1, 1918. Seeing his platoon held up by murderous machine-gun fire, Private Hagerman advanced over an open area, in the face of fierce machine-gun fire, to a point within 150 yards of the enemy, from where he destroyed the machine-gun nest with rifle grenades.
General Orders 81, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Kahoka, MO

HAHN, FREDERICK
Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army
7th Field Artillery, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: May 28 - 30, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Frederick Hahn, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Cantigny, France, May 28 - 30, 1918. Second Lieutenant Hahn unhesitatingly went into heavy shell fire to supervise the repair of telephone lines and to act as runner when the further maintenance of the wires became an impossibility.
General Orders No. 99, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Savannah, GA

HAHN, JOSEPH C.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Machine-Gun Company, 354th Infantry Regiment, 89th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 1, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Joseph C. Hahn, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Remonville, France, November 1, 1918. Corporal Hahn displayed exceptional bravery and initiative in leading his machine-gun squad through heavy fire ahead of the infantry front line to a point only thirty yards from six enemy machine-guns which defended a hill. Despite the intense grenade and machine-gun fire, which was directed at him, he maintained such effective fire that the hostile guns were put out of action and the infantry advance thereupon resumed.
General Orders 95, W.D., 1919
Home Town: St. Louis, MO

HALE, CLAUD P.
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 354th Infantry Regiment, 89th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 1, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Claud P. Hale, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Remonville, France, November 1, 1918. Braving the deadly machine-gun and artillery fire, he worked unceasingly, and with no regard for his personal safety in administering to wounded men and assisting them to places of safety. He constantly went forward into the open under machine-gun fire to aid fallen comrades, and his work was the means of saving many lives.
General Orders 64, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Martinsburg, MO

HALEY, ROSCO ROBERT
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
142d Infantry Regiment, 36th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 8, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Rosco Robert Haley, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near St. Etienne, France, October 8, 1918. Lieutenant Haley was severely wounded in the head while leading his platoon forward, but he continued in the advance, directing the cutting of wire entanglements under heavy fire. Shortly afterward he received another wound in the face, but he again refused to go to the rear, remaining with his platoon encouraging his men and maintaining organization until he became unconscious.
General Orders 66, W.D., 1919
Home Town: San Antonio, TX

*HALFMANN, ANTHONY N.
Sergeant, 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 Anthony N. Halfmann, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Villers-sur-Fere, France, July 28, 1918. Sergeant Halfmann displayed courage, coolness, and leadership throughout the attack on the enemy positions north of the River Ourcq. The machine-gun crew which he was directing shot seven enemy snipers from their posts. He was killed while reconnoitering in advance of our lines for an advantageous position for his guns.
General Orders No. No. 102, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Fond du Lac, WI

HALL, CHARLES P.
Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Army
Adjutant, 3d Infantry Brigade, 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 18, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Charles P. Hall, Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Vierzy, France, July 18, 1918. At a critical time in the battle, when information was difficult to obtain, Lieutenant Colonel Hall, Brigade Adjutant, volunteered to report on the fighting in Vierzy, which was then in the hands of the enemy. Accompanying a group of French tanks, he entered the town under intense fire; and, during the advance, went forward through machine-gun fire and carried to safety a wounded man. He assisted materially in maintaining organization among the troops and established a first aid station at which many wounded were cared for, returning later to Brigade Headquarters with valuable information.
General Orders 98, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Charleston, MS

HALL, FRED L.
Private, U.S. Army
Company E, 26th Infantry Regiment, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 19, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Fred L. Hall, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Soissons, France, July 19, 1918. Private Hall refused to go to the rear when wounded, continued to fire his automatic rifle with effectiveness, and when finally exhausted directed another man in the use of the rifle and attempted to act as ammunition carrier.
General Orders No. No. 132, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Doyon, ND

*HALL, GEORGE W.
Private, U.S. Army
Machine-Gun Company, 305th Infantry Regiment, 77th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 5, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to George W. Hall, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Pincon Farm, France, September 5, 1918. After having been ordered to a place of safety, Private Hall left his shelter and returned to a trench, which was being severely shelled, rescued and brought back two wounded comrades. He was killed in action three days later.
General Orders No. 44, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Chicago, IL

*HALL, HAROLD DE LA MONTE
Private, U.S. Army
Company A, 59th Infantry Regiment, 4th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 29, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Harold De La Monte Hall, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Bois-de-Brieulles, France, September 29, 1918. When his company was in a perilous position Private Hall volunteered and carried a message to battalion headquarters, a distance of 1,000 yards, under heavy artillery and machine-gun fire. On his return journey he was killed.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Buffalo, WV

*HALL, HENRY H.
Private, U.S. Army
Company L, 119th Infantry Regiment, 30th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: August 31, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Henry H. Hall, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Voormezeele, Belgium, August 31, 1918. When the carrier of a Lewis gun crew was killed, Private Hall took his place; and ammunition becoming exhausted, volunteered to go for a new supply, under heavy fire. Wounded while on this mission, he opened fire on the enemy with his rifle, engaging a hostile patrol until he was mortally wounded by a second bullet.
General Orders 87, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Lumber Bridge, NC

HALL, HERBERT W.
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
44th Artillery, Coast Artillery Corps
Date of Action: September 27, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Herbert W. Hall, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Thiaucourt, France, September 27, 1918. Lieutenant Hall was in charge of a trainload of ammunition being sent to two 8-inch howitzer batteries in active operation against the enemy. Finding that part of the light railway track had been destroyed by enemy shell fire, he secured a detail of men under an engineer officer and worked with them to repair the track. When the engineer officer was killed by an exploding shell, Lieutenant Hall assumed full charge and. continued the work under heavy shell fire, showing utter disregard for personal danger and inspiring confidence in his men by his calmness, decision, and courage.
General Orders No. 15, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Boston, MA

HALL, JAMES G.
First Lieutenant (Medical Corps), U.S. Army
360th Infantry Regiment, 90th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 12 - 15, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to James G. Hall, First Lieutenant (Medical Corps), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Montauville, France, September 12 - 15, 1918. In spite of severe wounds, including two broken ribs, received on the first day of the action, Lieutenant Hall continued at his post for three days administering aid to the wounded throughput the combat. Numbers of lives were saved by his heroism and devotion to duty.
General Orders No. No. 27, W.D., 1920
Home Town: Atlanta, GA

*HALL, PERCY M.
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
107th Infantry Regiment, 27th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 29, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Percy M. Hall, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Ronssoy, France, September 29, 1918. Disregarding his extremely weak condition, Lieutenant Hall insisted on going into attack with his company. Recent illness made it nearly impossible for him to stand, still he went to all parts of the line during an enemy counter barrage and murderous machine-gun fire, maintaining his platoon formations. By giving his overcoat to a wounded man, he so exposed himself that he died shortly afterwards from the effects.
General Orders No. 32, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Montclair, NJ

HALL, RAMON L.
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 Ramon L. Hall, 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 Hall left shelter, in broad daylight, went forward under heavy shell and machine-gun fire, and succeeded in bringing back to our lines a wounded soldier. His splendid courage and gallant conduct furnished a fine example to his command.
General Orders No. 20, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Schenectady, NY

HALL, THOMAS H.
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Company B, 364th Infantry Regiment, 91st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 31, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Thomas H. Hall, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Kleithoek, Belgium, October 31, 1918. When the attack of his battalion was held up by heavy fire from an enemy machine gun nest, Private First Class Hall led a detail of two other enlisted men for 200 yards across an open field swept by the enemy fire, to a position on the flank within 50 yards of the machine gun nest, where, although slightly wounded, with utter disregard of his personal safety, he stood up in the face of heavy fire from both flanks and, firing as he ran, charged the position forcing the surrender of 13 of the enemy, therein, thus silencing their two machine guns. After removing valuable documents from the body of a fallen enemy officer, Private First Class Hall forced his prisoners to take up their machine guns and accompany him to his own lines through an intense enemy fire by which one of the prisoners was wounded.
Decorations U.S. Army, Supplement IV, 1940
Home Town: Santa Monica, CA

HALL, VARNER
Sergeant, 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 Varner Hall, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Ancerviller, France, March 4, 1918. Sergeant Hall conducted himself with marked bravery as a member of a patrol of five men which encountered an enemy patrol of eleven men, attacked vigorously, routed the enemy patrol and took two prisoners.
General Orders No. 126, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Birmingham, AL

*HALL, WILLIAM A.
Private, U.S. Army
Company A, 353d Infantry Regiment, 89th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 12, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to William A. Hall, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near St. Mihiel, France, September 12, 1918. Private Hall, acting as runner between his company and battalion headquarters, made several trips through severe artillery bombardment before he was severely wounded.
General Orders No. 20, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Winfield, KS

HALLEY, ORVEL H.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company M, 28th Infantry Regiment, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 1 - 3, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Orvel H. Halley, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Exermont, France, October 1 - 3, 1918. While in charge of two squads of a reconnoitering patrol on an exceptionally hazardous mission in the vicinity of Serieux Farm, Corporal Halley displayed utter fearlessness, leading his men in groups through zones swept by intense machine-gun fire, returning three times to guide those left behind. Reaching his objective, he voluntarily entered and moved about within the German lines, returning with important information for the officer in charge of the patrol. When the patrol was surrounded, Corporal Halley, although dangerously situated with his men, held on, refusing to surrender and repulsed two attacks. Later, when attacked by much greater force, he succeeded under cover of semidarkness in withdrawing under heavy fire and joined his company. His bravery, coolness, and devotion to duty were a constant inspiration to his men.
General Orders No. 9, W.D., 1923
Home Town: Macon, MO

HALPHEN, DEWEY
Private, U.S. Army
Company M, 37th Infantry Regiment, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: May 28 - 30, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Dewey Halphen, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Cantigny, France, May 28 - 30, 1918. Private Halphen acted as liaison agent during the fight with courageous disregard of his own safety.
General Orders No. 99, W.D., 1918
Home Town: St. Martinsville, LA

HAM, SAMUEL V.
Colonel, U.S. Army
109th Infantry Regiment, 28th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 6, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Samuel V. Ham, Colonel, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Magneux, France, September 6, 1918. By courageously leading his firing line in the advance across the Vesle River from Magneux toward Muscourt, Colonel Ham exemplified the greatest heroism and truest leadership, instilling in his men confidence in their undertaking. Having been severely wounded, and unable to move, he remained for ten hours on the field of battle, directing the attack, and refused to be evacuated or receive medical attention until his men had been cared for.
General Orders No. No. 128, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Warrington, IN

HAMAK, FRANK A.
Private, U.S. Army
Company E, 165th Infantry Regiment, 42d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 8, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Frank A. Hamak, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Chaumont, South of Sedan, France, November 8, 1918. Severely wounded in the legs by machine-gun fire, and unable to walk, Private Hamak refused to accept assistance from his comrades rather than expose them to danger, and crawled five hundred yards to a dressing station.
General Orders No. 126, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Wecota, SD

HAMBRICK, GORDON A.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company K, 9th Infantry Regiment, 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 3, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Gordon A. Hambrick, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Medeah Ferme, France, October 3, 1918. Believing his platoon commander to be killed and finding himself in front of our attacking wave, Sergeant Hambrick gathered a number of men, detached from their organizations, who had pushed to the front, and led them against an enemy position across ground swept by machine-gun fire. With 25 men, he attacked a strongly defended enemy position occupying the right flank, capturing 80 prisoners and five enemy machine guns, and held the position until the arrival of our attacking wave.
General Orders No. 21, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Georgetown, KY

*HAMEL, ALFRED R.
Captain, U.S. Army
26th Infantry Regiment, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 18, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Alfred R. Hamel, Captain, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Soissons, France, July 18, 1918. Although severely wounded, Captain Hamel refused to give up, and continued courageously to lead his company until killed.
General Orders No. No. 132, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Atlantic City, NJ

HAMES, WILLIAM W.
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
372d Infantry Regiment, 93d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 28 - 29, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to William W. Hames, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Bussy Farm and Sechault, France, September 28 - 29, 1918. First Lieutenant Hames was in charge of the 37-millimeter guns, which he skillfully employed until they were put out of action. He then joined one of the assaulting waves advancing on the enemy's position, and with the aid of two men captured a machine-gun and three prisoners. Although badly gassed, he continued in action until the next day, when he collapsed.
General Orders No. 13, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Jonesville, SC

HAMILTON, ARTHUR M.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company E, 58th Infantry Regiment, 4th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 6, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Arthur M. Hamilton, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Brieulles, France, October 6, 1918. Corporal Hamilton and a comrade, under heavy enemy fire, went to the rescue of wounded lying in advance of our lines and returned to our lines with two wounded American soldiers. In accomplishing this mission they advanced to within 75 yards of the enemy lines, over an area which the enemy raked with their fire.
General Orders No. No. 53, W.D., 1920
Home Town: Des Moines, IA

HAMILTON, BRYAN
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company E, 145th Infantry Regiment, 37th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 31, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Bryan Hamilton, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Olsene, Belgium, October 31, 1918. Sergeant Hamilton was leading a detachment forward which was caught in a heavy enemy counter-barrage. Though he was badly wounded by shell fire, he kept his men organized and, pushing forward, dislodged the enemy from a strong position, where he was again wounded.
General Orders No. 44, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Portsmouth, OH

*HAMILTON, BYRON W.
Sergeant, 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 Byron W. Hamilton, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action on Hill 212, near Sergy, France, July 28, 1918. When leading a rushing attack on machine-guns on Hill 212. Sergeant Hamilton rallied his company after it had become disorganized under a machine-gun barrage and all the officers were killed or wounded. He led his men forward in an effective attack and was shortly afterwards killed while moving along his line.
General Orders No. 99, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Pleasant Plain, IA

*HAMILTON, JAMES A.
First Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company M, 105th Infantry Regiment, 27th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 27, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to James A. Hamilton, First Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Ronssoy, France, September 27, 1918. First Sergeant Hamilton rallied his company after it had become disorganized under a machine-gun barrage and all the officers were killed or wounded. He led his men forward in an effective attack, and was shortly afterwards killed while moving along his line.
General Orders No. 20, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Hoosick Falls, NY

HAMILTON, JOHN W.
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
120th Infantry Regiment, 30th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 29, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to John W. Hamilton, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Bellicourt, France, September 29, 1918. Assuming command of his company when two senior officers became casualties, First Lieutenant Hamilton led his men bravely under heavy fire, continuing in command after being wounded in the arm by a shell splinter. Later when knocked down by a large piece of shell which struck him in the leg, he again refused to leave his men and kept up the advance. He personally led a patrol of three squads into the town of Bellicourt held by the enemy, returning with prisoners and valuable information which aided in the further advance.
General Orders 64, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Pleasanton, KS

*HAMILTON, OTHO
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 Otho Hamilton, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near St. Etienne-a-Arnes, France, October 3, 1918. Lieutenant Hamilton advanced his company through an area swept by machine-gun and shell fire, and by his coolness and excellent leadership brought his company into an extremely advantageous position. He then caused a platoon to be sent flanking a machine-gun that had retarded his advance, and with the remainder of the company maintained a continuous fire against the enemy's position, encouraging his men by his gallant example. He was later instantly killed by shell fire while returning from a reconnaissance.
General Orders No. 20, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Pomeroy, OH

HAMILTON, REUBEN G.
Major (Medical Corps), U.S. Army
Headquarters Ambulance Section, 101st Sanitary Train, 26th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 25 - 26, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Reuben G. Hamilton, Major (Medical Corps), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Marcheville, France, September 25 - 26, 1918. Major Hamilton established and maintained an ambulance dressing station in an advanced and hazardous position, where he labored unceasingly, treating and evacuating the wounded, throughout the day, in full view of the enemy and under heavy bombardment. Knowing that our troops were withdrawing and the enemy was about to enter the town, he continued his aid to the wounded, even after permission to withdraw had been given him by his commanding officer.
General Orders No. No. 138, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Carlisle, SC

*HAMM, ARTHUR E.
Captain, U.S. Army
326th Infantry Regiment, 82d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: August 4, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Arthur E. Hamm, Captain, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Flirey, France, August 4, 1918, Though wounded at the start of a daylight raid, Captain Hamm continued to lead his men, reaching a depth of 1000 yards into the enemy lines under heavy fire, setting an example of fortitude which contributed largely to the success of the operation. He was killed in action during the St. Mihiel drive.
General Orders 71, W.D., 1919
Home Town: West Hampton Beach, Long Island, NY

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

*HAMMOND, CHARLES A.
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
Company L, 125th Infantry Regiment, 32d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 31, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Charles A. Hammond, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Sergy, France, July 31, 1918. Advancing up and beyond Hill No. 212, First Lieutenant Hammond was shot through the arm, yet he refused to go to the rear, even for first-aid treatment, but continued to assault with his platoon until he received two more wounds from the last of which he died.
General Orders No. No. 117, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Port Huron, MI

HAMMOND, CHARLES GALLOWAY
Private, 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 Charles Galloway Hammond, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Vadenay, France, July 15, 1918. During the heavy shelling of Vadenay on the morning of July 15, Private Hammond voluntarily left a place of safety, went to the aid of a wounded French soldier, and brought him to shelter through heavy fire of large-caliber shells.
General Orders No. 46, W.D., 1919
Home Town: South Roanoke, VA

HAMMOND, JOHN
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company C, 165th Infantry Regiment, 42d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 15, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to John Hammond, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Landres-et-St. Georges, France, October 15, 1918. Having observed four liaison men killed in an attempt to reach headquarters with an important position sketch, Corporal Hammond volunteered to attempt the mission. He not only successfully reached his destination, but also returned to his post, the entire exploit being under most severe fire.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Brooklyn, NY

HAMMOND, LEROY H.
Captain, U.S. Army
371st Infantry Regiment, 93d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 28 & 29, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to LeRoy H. Hammond, Captain, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Ardeuil-et- Montfauxelles, France, September 28 & 29, 1918. On the afternoon of September 28, Captain Hammond was wounded in the arm and in the leg by a shell fragment. He refused to go to the rear, knowing if he did so it would depress the morale of his men. On the following day he led one of his machine-gun sections forward in the attack through heavy fire until severely wounded a second time. The enemy position was taken, with guns, prisoners, and much material.
General Orders No. No. 53, W.D., 1920
Home Town: Mount Pleasant, TN

HAMMOND, WILLIAM H.
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
39th Infantry Regiment, 4th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 26 - 27, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to William H. Hammond, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Montfaucon, France, September 26 - 27, 1918. First Lieutenant Hammond fearlessly led his platoon against a German counterattack and succeeded in breaking it up. Sighting a German patrol taking American prisoners to the rear, he led a combat patrol which routed the Germans and rescued the captured Americans. In the advance in which he took part the next day, he was severely wounded in the chest, but refusing first-aid treatment, continued to urge his men forward, although unable himself to go.
General Orders 95, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Visalia, CA

HAMMONS, CHARLES C.
Corporal, 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 C. Hammons, Corporal, 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, Corporal Hammons directed and assisted in the removal of inflammable material and placing the fire under control. Through his, coolness and courage the destruction of a large quantity of nearby ammunition was avoided.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Southland, TX

HAMPLE, HARRY E.
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Company C, 131st Infantry Regiment, 33d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: August 10 - 19, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Harry E. Hample, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Chipilly Ridge, France, August 10 - 19, 1918. Private Hample volunteered repeatedly to carry messages over ground swept by heavy machine-gun and artillery fire. He displayed marked personal courage, accomplishing every mission he was given.
General Orders 71, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Watkins, IA

HAMPSON, EDMUND R.
Wagoner, U.S. Army
Company B, 101st Machine-Gun Battalion, 26th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 22, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Edmund R. Hampson, Wagoner, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Trugny, France, July 22, 1918. Although painfully wounded by shrapnel, Wagoner Hampson courageously continued his duty of evacuating the wounded until exhausted from loss of blood.
General Orders No. No. 125, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Waterbury, CT

HAMRIC, ERVIN
Private, U.S. Army
Company D, 8th Machine-Gun Battalion, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 6, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Ervin Hamric, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Cunel, France, October 6, 1918. Private Hamric carried numerous messages over routes exposed to artillery and machine-gun fire from company headquarters to the front-line platoons. The individual efforts of this soldier in delivering messages when exposed to enemy fire were of great value to his company commander.
General Orders No. No. 16, W.D., 1920
Home Town: Sutton, WV

HANBERY, JAMES W.
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
59th Infantry Regiment, 4th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 19, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to James W. Hanbery, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Chateau- Thierry, France, July 19, 1918, in command of the attacking unit of the assault company of his battalion. After gaining his objective, in an advance through heavy machine-gun and artillery fire, the battalion on his left having been held up by enemy machine-gun nests, Lieutenant Hanbery's company and battalion became exposed to grazing and flanking fire which threatened the destruction of the entire battalion. Lieutenant Hanbery reorganized the attacking line and although wounded, led a brilliant and successful attack against the enemy machine-gun nests until again wounded and rendered helpless, when he refused succor in order not to endanger the lives of his men.
General Orders No. No. 31, W.D., 1922
Home Town: Pittsburg, KS

HANCOCK, GLEN
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Machine-Gun Company, 7th Infantry Regiment, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 11 & 19, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Glen Hancock, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Cunel, France, October 11, and 19, 1918. While Sergeant Hancock (then a Private) was on duty as company runner, he took charge of a squad whose corporal had been wounded; and, moving the gun to a favorable position, quickly established fire superiority over the enemy and thereby enabled the Infantry to overcome a group of the enemy who had been delaying the advance. While he was firing the gun, a bursting shell buried him and two other soldiers, but he immediately extricated himself and resumed firing. On the night of October 19, he manned another gun, whose squad had been put out of action, and took charge of the crew until the unit was relieved.
General Orders 98, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Wakeeney, KS

HAND, LEO
Private, U.S. Army
Machine- Gun Company, 119th Infantry Regiment, 30th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 10, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Leo Hand, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near St. Souplet, France, October 10, 1918. When his gun team had suffered heavy casualties Private Hand continued in the advance, although severely wounded by shell fire. His bravery was an inspiration to the men with him, and by continuing the operation of the machine-gun, he gave support which was invaluable to the advancing Infantry.
General Orders 81, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Clear Lake, SD

HANDWERK, RUSSELL E.
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 Russell E. Handwerk, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Soissons, France on July 19, 1918. When the line of which he was a part was halted by a machine gun, Private Handwerk advanced on it alone and put it out of action.
General Orders No. No. 132, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Slatington, PA

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

HANDY, THOMAS T.
Major, U.S. Army
7th Field Artillery, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: March 9, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Thomas T. Handy, Major, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action in the Salient-du-Feys, France, March 9, 1918. When Company D, 168th Infantry was under severe attack in the salient du Feys, France, Major Handy voluntarily joined it upon finding that he could do so without interfering with his normal duties, and by his coolness and conspicuous courage aided materially in its success.
General Orders No. 126, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Emory, VA

HANEY, MATHIAS WILLOUGHBY
Captain, U.S. Army
39th Infantry Regiment, 4th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 26 - 28, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Mathias Willoughby Haney, Captain, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Montfaucon Hill, France, September 26 - 28, 1918. Captain Haney, then a lieutenant, displayed exceptional skill in extricating his company from a perilous position into which it had moved because of a dense fog, and, in so doing, captured prisoners whose number exceeded that of his own command. Taking command of his battalion next day at a critical time he succeeded in stopping a threatened retreat, and under heavy machine-gun and shell fire reestablished the line. On September 28, near Septsarges, Captain Haney led his battalion forward through heavy fire, advancing his line one kilometer and holding it against counterattacks until he was relieved.
General Orders No. 46, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Philadelphia, PA

*HANFORD, JOHN P.
Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army
166th Infantry Regiment, 42d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 29, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to John P. Hanford, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action in the vicinity of Seringes-et-Nesles, northeast of Chateau-Thierry, France, July 29, 1918. Lieutenant Hanford displayed great coolness and bravery in leading his platoon under severe enemy machine-gun fire until he was severely wounded. Although the seriousness of his wound was apparent, he nevertheless continued to encourage his men and, before permitting himself to be evacuated, turned the command over to his platoon sergeant, giving him all possible advice in the handling of the situation. Lieutenant Hanford showed an utter disregard for his own personal safety, which was an inspiration to the entire command. The wound received resulted in his making the supreme sacrifice on August 1, 1818.
General Orders No. 6, W.D., 1930
Home Town: Cedar Rapids, IA

HANGER, CHARLES R.
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
356th Infantry Regiment, 89th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 10 - 11, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Charles R. Hanger, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Pouilly, France, November 10 - 11, 1918. When three of the companies of his battalion had become lost in the dense fog, during the crossing of the Meuse, Lieutenant Hanger made five trips through extremely heavy shell fire and guided them to the river crossing, thus enabling the battalion to fulfill its mission in the operation.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Laddonia, MO

HANKINS, STAYTON M.
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
112th Infantry Regiment, 36th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 8, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Stayton M. Hankins, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near St. Etienne, France, October 8, 1918. Although severely wounded in the leg. Lieutenant Hankins continued in command of his company, remaining in action until he fell from complete exhaustion and was evacuated.
General Orders No. 59, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Quanah, TX

HANLEY, GEORGE E.
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Machine-Gun Company, 7th Infantry Regiment, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 14 & 15, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to George E. Hanley, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Fossoy, France, July 14 & 15, 1918. During the intensive artillery bombardment preceding the last German offensive, Private Hanley carried seven messages between company and platoon headquarters. He exposed himself to heavy artillery fire in order to maintain communication between the platoons of his company.
General Orders No. No. 16, W.D., 1920
Home Town: Buffalo, NY

HANLEY, JAMES MATTHEW
First Lieutenant (Chaplain), U.S. Army
165th Infantry Regiment, 42d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 28, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to James Matthew Hanley, First Lieutenant (Chaplain), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Villers-sur-Fere, France, July 28, 1918. Leaving his place of safety, Chaplain Hanley voluntarily faced the fire of artillery and machine guns, so that he could administer to the wounded. He disregarded advice of his commanding officer to cease exposing himself, and he remained, giving first aid, comforting, cheering, and hearing confessions of the dying. After he had been severely wounded, he was taken to the rear.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Cleveland, OH

HANLEY, JOHN J.
Private, U.S. Army
Company E, 326th Infantry Regiment, 82d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 11, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to John J. Hanley, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near St. Juvin, France, October 11, 1918. While on duty as a stretcher bearer, Private Hanley was painfully wounded in the head, but he nevertheless continued to evacuate the wounded, crossing and re-crossing the Aire River several times under heavy fire, and refusing to secure treatment himself until all of the other wounded had been cared for.
General Orders No. 46, W.D., 1919
Home Town: New York, NY

HANLEY, WILLIAM T.
Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army
30th Infantry Regiment, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 24 - 25, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to William T. Hanley, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Le Charmel, France, July 24 - 25, 1918. After he had led his platoon through intense shell and machine-gun fire. Lieutenant Hanley, although twice wounded, remained at his post throughout the encounter.
General Orders No. 32, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Rumford, ME

HANNA, EDWARD G.
Private, U.S. Army
4th Machine-Gun Battalion, 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 3 - 4, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Edward G. Hanna, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Blanc Mont Ridge, France, October 3 - 4, 1918. Private Hanna went with two runners in advance of the front line to reconnoiter a position which his battalion \vas to occupy. In the face of heavy shell and machine-gun fire they made their way to a point just beyond the summit of Blanc Mont Ridge. Private Hanna was seriously gassed and the other two soldiers were wounded. He accomplished his mission and remained under heavy fire all the night, reporting to his commanding officer next day. Though suffering from the effect of the gas, he continued on duty for seven days.
General Orders No. 21, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Confidence, CA

HANNA, LEON M.
Private, U.S. Army
Company D, 131st Infantry Regiment, 33d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 10, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Leon M. Hanna, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Bois-de- Chaume, France, October 10, 1918. When his platoon had suffered heavy casualties and was held up by fire from a hidden machine-gun emplacement, he advanced alone under heavy fire, and locating the enemy position, charged it. He bayoneted the enemy gunner and captured two of the gun crew, enabling his platoon to resume the advance.
General Orders 64, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Chicago, IL

HANNA, MARK
Major, U.S. Army
356th Infantry Regiment, 89th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 6 - 11, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Mark Hanna, Major, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Stenay, France, November 6 - 11, 1918. Major Hanna displayed extreme courage on November 6 by making a daring reconnaissance of the town of Pouilly, near Stenay. This town was held in strength by the enemy, with evident indication of determination to prevent a crossing of the River Meuse at this point. He remained in this town over two hours, returning with information of great value. On the night of November 10 - 11 he was in command of the second battalion of the 356th Infantry, and while waiting to cross the River Meuse Major Hanna's battalion was subject to terrific shell fire. During this period he walked up and down the line encouraging and steadying his men. Major Hanna was killed at the head of his command.
General Orders No. 20, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Kansas City, MO

*HANNA, SAMUEL H.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company B, 12th Machine-Gun Battalion, 4th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 30, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Samuel H. Hanna, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Bois-du-Fays, France, September 30, 1918. When Company C, 58th Infantry, was temporarily halted by heavy machine-gun fire, Sergeant Hanna exposed himself to enfilading fire in order to place his guns in position to execute a covering fire for the Infantry. With the aid of the fire from the machine guns under his command the advance was resumed. In the performance of this deed he was mortally wounded.
General Orders No. No. 5, W.D., 1920
Home Town: Van Nuys, CA

HANSEN, ARTHUR A.
Major, U.S. Army
101st Infantry Regiment, 26th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 2, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Arthur A. Hansen, Major, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Bois-de-Warville, France, October 2, 1918. Despite the fact that the support elements failed to arrive at the point of departure, Major Hansen, unable to communicate with his superiors, led his troops forward. Encountering a particularly intense enemy barrage, he demonstrated unusual ability by safely conducting his command over the shell-swept area and successfully accomplishing his mission.
General Orders No. 46, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Waltham, MA

*HANSEN, HERMAN L.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company A, 23d Infantry Regiment, 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 3, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Herman L. Hansen, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near St. Etienne-a-Arnes, France, October 3, 1918. Corporal Hansen voluntarily exposed himself to heavy machine-gun fire, and with the assistance of another soldier, brought in from an exposed position a soldier severely wounded. Corporal Hansen was killed after he had relieved himself of the wounded man.
General Orders No. 20, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Nicolaus, CA

HANSON, WALTER R.
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 128th Infantry Regiment, 32d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 7 - 8, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Walter R. Hanson, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Gesnes, France, October 7 - 8, 1918. When his battalion was forced to withdraw three times successively within forty-eight hours, Private Hanson each time went out in front of the line under intense machine-gun and shell fire, and rescued wounded men.
General Orders 81, W.D., 1919
Home Town: LaCrosse, WI

*HANTSCHKE, EDWARD
Private, U.S. Army
Machine-Gun Company, 165th Infantry Regiment, 42d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 12, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Edward Hantschke, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Pannes, France, September 12, 1918. Seeing his platoon leader was being fired upon by a German sniper, Private Hantschke, who at the time was under cover, jumped to his feet and stepping in front of the officer tried to push him into a shell hole. The bullet intended for the officer struck Private Hantschke in the mouth, killing him instantly.
General Orders 74, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Newark, NJ

HAPSCH, JOHN P.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company G, 16th Infantry Regiment, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 18, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to John P. Hapsch, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Soissons, France, July 18, 1918. Knowing that the enemy had captured a wounded member of his company, Corporal Hapsch with two others advanced across dangerous ground to a barn, where they routed the enemy captors and carried back their comrade to safety.
General Orders No. 72, W.D., 1920
Home Town: Hudson, WI

HARBIN, ELLIOTT R.
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Company C, 105th Field Signal Battalion, 30th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 29, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Elliott R. Harbin, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Bellicourt, France, September 29, 1918. While assisting a party in laying a telephone line, Private Harbin was seriously wounded, but refused to be evacuated, and continued his work throughout the day under heavy shell fire. He also assisted in giving first aid to the wounded under fire.
General Orders No. 44, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Greenville, SC

HARBISON, HARRY J.
Private, U.S. Army
Company K, 26th Infantry Regiment, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 20, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Harry J. Harbison, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action west of Berzy-le- Sec, France, July 20, 1918. Although severely wounded in the leg by machine-gun fire, Private Harbison refused to go to the rear, bandaged his own wound, and advanced with his platoon until its final objective was reached.
General Orders No. 15, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Philadelphia, PA

HARDER, FRED J.
First Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company K, 364th Infantry Regiment, 91st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 29, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Fred J. Harder, First Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Eclisfontaine, France, September 29, 1918. Responding to a call for volunteers, Sergeant Harder crossed an open space, a distance of about 300 yards, under terrific hostile fire of machine guns and artillery, to the position held by his machine-gun company, to inform them of the location of enemy machine-gun nests and snipers, who had escaped detection. The enfilading fire of the enemy threatened to wipe out his company, but the success of Sergeant Harder's mission enabled our guns to silence the fire of the enemy.
General Orders No. 44, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Brawley, CA

HARDIE, WILLIAM C.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company A, 38th Infantry Regiment, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 15, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to William C. Hardie, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Mezy, France, July 15, 1918. During the preparations for the German offensive of July 15, 1918, and through the intense artillery bombardment connected therewith, Sergeant Hardie showed utter disregard of personal danger by voluntarily rescuing wounded comrades from exposed positions.
General Orders No. 23, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Jersey City, NJ

HARDIN, MELVIN N.
Private, U.S. Army
Company L, 118th Infantry Regiment, 30th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 23 - 27, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Melvin N. Hardin, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Bellicourt, France, September 23 - 27, 1918. During four days of operations and under unusually adverse conditions, Private Hardin, acting as company runner, repeatedly carried messages from company headquarters to the front line, over open ground, subjected to shell and direct machine-gun fire. With practically no food or sleep, and showing absolute disregard for personal safety, he successfully performed each mission, aiding materially in the maintenance of liaison and the success of the attack.
General Orders No. 59, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Greer, SC

HARDIN, WILLIAM T.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company L, 142d Infantry Regiment, 36th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 8, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to William T. Hardin, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near St. Etienne, France, October 8, 1918. Sergeant Hardin was severely wounded in the right shoulder early in the action, but although bleeding profusely he refused to go to the rear until the enemy's position had been captured and the line consolidated.
General Orders No. 50, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Rhome, TX

*HARDING, STACY L.
Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army
120th Field Artillery, 32d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 26 - October 11, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Stacy L. Harding, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Malancourt, and Nantillois, France, September 26 to October 11, 1918. On duty as artillery information officer, Lieutenant Harding displayed the utmost courage, fortitude and devotion to duty in maintaining liaison between the infantry and artillery, going repeatedly to the front line and carrying messages for both infantry and artillery commanders. In seeking the location of an infantry company, under heavy machine-gun and artillery fire, Lieutenant Harding searched woods on the Cote Dame Marie, as far as the enemy's wire, where he was killed by machine-gun fire.
General Orders 66, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Antioch, CA

HARDISON, DEWITT
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Company C, 105th Field Signal Battalion, 30th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 29, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Dewitt Hardison, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Bellicourt, France, September 29, 1918. Being a member of a detail to establish communication with the front line, Private Hardison was caught in an enemy barrage, during which his detail suffered many casualties. Although badly gassed, he continued to work for the entire day, always exposed to heavy artillery fire, after which he assisted in the removal of the wounded.
General Orders No. 21, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Kenly, NC

HARDY, HARRISON A.
Private, U.S. Army
Company A, 38th Infantry Regiment, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 15, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Harrison A. Hardy, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Mezy, France, July 15, 1918. Although painfully wounded during the battle of the Marne, Private Hardy continued on duty with his platoon and was active in bringing wounded men to the safety of our own lines.
General Orders No. 44, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Peabody, MA

HARDY, LESLIE
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company B, 23d Infantry Regiment, 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: June 8, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Leslie Hardy, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Bouresches, France, June 8, 1918. While leading his platoon under severe artillery fire, Sergeant Hardy was severely wounded but continued to lead and direct the operations of his platoon until he became completely exhausted and was carried to the first-aid station in his rear.
General Orders No. No. 16, W.D., 1929
Home Town: Eldorado, IL

HARDY, ORVILLE, JR.
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 Orville Hardy, Jr., Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Mezy, France, July 15, 1918. Corporal Hardy remained with his gun after all the other members of his gun crew were killed or wounded. He continued to fire until his ammunition was exhausted, then removed the firing mechanism and returned to our lines, fighting his way with his pistol.
General Orders No. 23, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Shamokin, PA

HARELIS, STEVE J.
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Company H, 38th Infantry Regiment, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 15,1 918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Steve J. Harelis, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Mezy, France, July 15, 1918. During the intense enemy artillery shelling in preparation for the German offensive of July 15, 1918, Private Harelis voluntarily made three attempts to bring in a wounded comrade who was exposed to enemy fire before he finally succeeded in getting him to safety.
General Orders No. 23, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Boston, MA

HARGRAVE, THOMAS J.
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
309th Machine Gun Battalion, 309th Machine-Gun Battalion, 78th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 26, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Thomas J. Hargrave, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Grand Pre, France, October 26, 1918. Lieutenant Hargrave personally made a reconnaissance of the entire front of the battalion to which he was attached, under heavy machine-gun and shell fire, and he returned with very valuable information. In order to deliver his information in the shortest possible time, he returned through an open field, subjected to an enemy fire. This officer later rendered valuable assistance in repelling counterattacks by his coolness and intelligent direction of the company.
General Orders No. 35, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Rochester, NY

HARKENRIDER, LOUIS H.
Private, U.S. Army
Ambulance Service, 5th Regiment (Marines)(Attached), 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: June 6, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Louis H. Harkenrider, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action in the vicinity of Chateau-Thierry on June 6, 1918. With a corporal, Private Harkenrider went out into an open field under heavy shell and machine-gun fire and succeeded in bandaging and carrying back to our lines a wounded comrade.
General Orders No. No. 101, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Griffith, IN

HARLIN, HENRY JOHN
Private, U.S. Army
Machine-Gun Company, 107th Infantry Regiment, 27th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 29, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Henry John Harlin, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Ronssoy, France, September 29, 1918. After an advance of more than 2,000 yards with the infantry, Private Harlin crawled through a barbed-wire entanglement and remained the entire night under machine-gun fire within a few yards of enemy position in order to protect his comrades from a surprise attack.
General Orders No. 44, W.D., 1919
Home Town: New York, NY

HARLOW, LEON E.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Battery F, 7th Field Artillery, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: May 28 - 30, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Leon E. Harlow, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Cantigny, France, May 28 - 30, 1918. Corporal Harlow voluntarily left his shelter and went out into a smothering bombardment to perform exhausting labor in repairing telephone lines. He repaired five breaks in a 50-yard stretch of wire, and when the same small section was again broken in four places he carried a message through heavy shelling to the regimental post of command.
General Orders No. 99, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Waco, TX

HARMAN, JOHN T.
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
26th Infantry Regiment, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 19, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to John T. Harman, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Soissons, France, July 19, 1918. First Lieutenant Harmon refused to be evacuated when wounded, but continued forward with his command in a third successful advance until wounded seriously a second time.
General Orders No. 133, W.D., 1919
Home Town: New York, NY

HARMON, HENRY C.
Private, U.S. Army
Company C, 102d Infantry Regiment, 26th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 26, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Henry C. Harmon, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Marcheville, France, September 26, 1918. Private Harmon carried messages across an area swept by violent machine-gun and artillery fire, showing remarkable bravery, and devotion to duty on several occasions when the situation was critical and the messages were of the utmost importance.
General Orders No. No. 137, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Edgemont, SD

HARMON, JOHN J.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company B, 38th Infantry Regiment, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 10, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to John J. Harmon, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action in the Meuse-Argonne offensive, France, October 10, 1918. Sergeant Harmon showed exceptional courage, initiative, and devotion to duty. After all the company officers were either killed or wounded, he assumed command, and with absolute disregard of his own safety did reorganize, under intense shell and machine-gun fire, the scattering units of the company and fearlessly led them to their objective. By this action many casualties were avoided, and by his personal example of coolness and courage the men were so encouraged and stimulated that they accomplished their difficult task.
General Orders No. No. 16, W.D., 1920
Home Town: Weir, KS

HARREL, BENJAMIN H.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company K, 131st Infantry Regiment, 33d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 10, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Benjamin H. Harrel, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Consenvoye, France, October 10, 1918. Upon discovering an enemy machine-gun nest beyond the objective, on his own initiative Sergeant Harrel crawled out with two men, and though subjected to heavy fire flanked the position, captured the machine gun and 31 prisoners, one of them an officer, killing two of the enemy who tried to escape.
General Orders 71, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Indianapolis, IN

HARRELL, RAYMOND
Private, U.S. Army
Company K, 11th Infantry Regiment, 5th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 21, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Raymond Harrell, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Bois- des-Rappes, France, October 21, 1918. While carrying a message to another battalion in the line, Private Harrell was wounded by a machine-gun bullet at the same time his companion was killed. He courageously delivered his message, despite the wound, and received an answer which he delivered to his company and battalion commanders before being evacuated.
General Orders 81, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Murphysboro, IL

HARRELL, WILLIAM F.
Colonel, U.S. Army
16th Infantry Regiment, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 4, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to William F. Harrell, Colonel, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Apremont, France, October 4, 1918. Colonel Harrell (then major) showed extraordinary coolness under fire in the battle of the Argonne. When one portion of his battalion was held up by machine- gun fire he went forward to the most advanced elements, reorganized them, and carried the objective, but was severely wounded while in the execution of his mission.
General Orders No. 44, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Marion, SC

*HARRIMAN, LYNN H.
Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army
101st Infantry Regiment, 26th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: May 27, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Lynn H. Harriman, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action in the Humbert Plantation, France, May 27, 1918, while in command of his platoon. Second Lieutenant Hariman was viciously attacked by the enemy in greatly superior numbers. He led his men with determination and great courage, and himself stopped their advance in a side trench. He was mortally wounded but continued to fight on, calling upon and encouraging his men and participating with them in driving the enemy off.
General Orders No. 88, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Concord, NH

HARRIMAN, SHERMAN G.
Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army
2d Engineers, 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 15 - 16, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Sherman G. Harriman, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Crezancy, France, July 15 - 16, 1918. Assisting in the removal of the wounded, Lieutenant Harriman, then sergeant, drove an ambulance throughout the entire night, continuing until several hits by the enemy completely disabled his machine. The next morning he led his men into the trenches through an intense shelling and remained in command for 12 hours after being wounded.
General Orders No. 44, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Lawrence, MA

*HARRINGTON, ALEXANDER
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company C, 109th Infantry Regiment, 28th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 30, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Alexander Harrington, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Montblainville, France, September 30, 1918. Sergeant Harrington, though wounded and about to be carried to the rear, seeing two comrades who were apparently more severely wounded than himself, ordered the litter bearers to carry the other men first. Before the litter bearers returned, Sergeant Harrington was killed by a machine-gun bullet. His bravery, sacrifice, and qualities of leadership were an inspiration to the members of his command.
General Orders No. No. 56, W.D., 1922
Home Town: Philadelphia, PA

HARRINGTON, ERNEST A. S.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company F, 103d Infantry Regiment, 26th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 12, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Ernest A. S. Harrington, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Bois-de-St. Remy, France, September 12, 1918. While sniper fire was holding up the advance of a section of his platoon, Corporal Harrington rushed forward and, without aid, forced an officer and six men to surrender at the point of his bayonet.
General Orders No. 26, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Windham, NH

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

HARRINGTON, JOHN H.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company G, 28th Infantry Regiment, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: May 29, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to John H. Harrington, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Cantigny, France, May 29, 1918. In the absence of his platoon commander, Corporal Harrington led his platoon forward under heavy machine-gun fire from a support position to the assistance of a front-line unit. Although severely wounded in the hip, he delivered to the commander of the support troops a report of the situation of the front line.
General Orders No. No. 39, W.D., 1920
Home Town: New Haven, CT

HARRIS, CHARLES
Mechanic, U.S. Army
Company L, 102d Infantry Regiment, 26th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 22, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Charles Harris, Mechanic, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Trugny, France, July 22, 1918. Mechanic Harris voluntarily carried a message from his company post of command to regimental headquarters, amid a storm of enemy shell and machine- gun fire, accomplishing his mission and thus preventing the division artillery from firing upon its own troops. On a previous occasion during the Aisne-Marne offensive he had carried important messages through intense enemy fire, once having encountered on such a mission four of the enemy, one of whom he killed and three of whom he brought in as prisoners. His outstanding bravery and devotion to duty served as an example to the men of his regiment.
General Orders No. No. 16, W.D., 1923
Home Town: Meriden, CT

*HARRIS, CHARLES D.
Captain, U.S. Army
6th Engineers, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 20, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Charles D. Harris, Captain, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action in the Claires-Chenes Woods, October 20, 1918. While leading his company in an attack on enemy machine- gun nests, Captain Harris, with three of his men in advance of the remainder of the company, fearlessly attacked an enemy machine-gun nest, capturing three prisoners, and two guns, turning the guns against the enemy. He was mortally wounded while operating one of the guns in an exposed position.
General Orders 70, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Cedartown, GA

*HARRIS, CLIFFORD O.
Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army
128th Infantry Regiment, 32d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 1, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Clifford O. Harris, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Juvigny, France, September 1, 1918. When the advance of his platoon was halted by the effective fire of an enemy machine-gun nest, Lieutenant Harris with two others rushed out before the front line to attack the enemy position. While in the accomplishment of this heroic act and when within the enemy's lines he was killed.
General Orders No. No. 11, W.D., 1921
Home Town: Portland, OR

HARRIS, DAVID C., JR.
Private, U.S. Army
Company D, 56th Infantry Regiment, 7th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 13, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to David C. Harris, Jr., Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action in the Puvenelle sector, France, October 13, 1918. Private Harris was dispatched with an important message to battalion headquarters after three runners had failed to penetrate the severe enemy barrage. With an utter disregard for his own personal safety Private Harris succeeded in passing through the heavy enemy artillery fire and delivered the message. After returning to his company Private Harris found that one of the officers of his company had been wounded and made another trip to battalion headquarters to secure first aid. While making this trip he assisted another wounded officer in the first-aid station, making in all three trips over this extremely dangerous area. During the performance of this act of gallantry Private Harris was severely gassed. Private Harris' extraordinary courage and devotion to duty and his successful deliver of the message were of great importance to his company, and resulted in the saving of many lives.
General Orders No. No. 22, W.D., 1929
Home Town: Mineral Wells, TX

HARRIS, DUNCAN G.
Major, U.S. Army
305th Infantry Regiment, 77th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 30, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Duncan G. Harris, Major, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action in the Argonne Forest, September 30, 1918. During an attack in the Argonne Forest, Major Harris fell and broke his collar bone, but he continued with his battalion throughout the attack, and until the Meuse was reached. For 15 days he was continually with big battalion, personally leading them against strongly fortified enemy position, although suffering acute and continued pain from his injury and being handicapped by having his arm in a sling.
General Orders No. 46, W.D., 1919
Home Town: New York, NY

HARRIS, EDWARD C.
Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army
321st Infantry Regiment, 81st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 11, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Edward C. Harris, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Grimaucourt, France, November 11, 1918. Under the fire of three machine guns, firing upon him from different directions, Lieutenant Harris took his gun through the enemy wire and mounted it. He would not permit his men to remain in such a dangerous position, and, after being wounded severely, ordered his men to leave him.
General Orders No. 32, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Wendell, NC

HARRIS, GRAHAM W.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Machine-Gun Company, 120th Infantry Regiment, 30th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 29, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Graham W. Harris, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Bellicourt, France, September 29, 1918. Becoming separated from his platoon in the dense smoke and fog with five other sol .tiers, Sergeant Harris kept his men together and continued the advance under heavy artillery and machine-gun fire. Upon reaching the objective he made a personal reconnaissance 600 yards to the front, capturing several prisoners and assisting in breaking up three machine-gun nests. He remained in this advanced position until he was ordered back.
General Orders No. 44, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Oxford, NC

*HARRIS, JOB R.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company B, 4th Machine-Gun Battalion, 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 8, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Job R. Harris, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Medeah Ferme, France, October 8, 1918. Sergeant Harris, though he had fainted twice as a result of being gassed the previous night, remained on duty and continued to lead his section. Placing them in action, he displayed great coolness and bravery in directing the fire of his guns until he was killed by enemy machine-gun fire.
General Orders No. No. 142, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Pittsburgh, PA

HARRIS, MAHLON H.
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
312th Infantry Regiment, 78th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 26, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Mahlon H. Harris, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Grand Pre, France, October 26, 1918. During the assault on the citadel Lieutenant Harris gallantly led his company through heavy enemy fire. Learning that the adjoining company had met with extraordinarily heavy machine-gun fire which had killed all of its officers and was holding up the company, he, of his own volition, passed through deadly fire, reorganized this adjoining company and led it, with his own, to the objective. This officer was among the first to scale the wall of the citadel.
General Orders No. No. 28, W.D., 1921
Home Town: Powell, PA

HARRIS, MORGAN K.
Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army
Company G, 109th Infantry Regiment, 28th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 29, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Morgan K. Harris, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Apremont, France, September 29, 1918. Surrounded by a number of the enemy during a hostile counterattack and called upon to surrender, Lieutenant Harris escaped by knocking down one of his adversaries and shooting another. Crawling back to his support, he organized a group of men and led them in completely repulsing the counterattack, displaying the utmost courage and determination.
General Orders 98, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Lawrence, NY

HARRIS, ROY
Private, U.S. Army
Company F, 4th Engineers, 4th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: August 5, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Roy Harris, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action west of Fismes, France, August 5, 1918. Private Harris was a member of a small detachment of engineers which went out in advance of the front line of the infantry through an enemy barrage from 77 millimeters and one-pounder guns to construct a footbridge over the River Vesle. As soon as their operations were discovered machine-gun fire was opened up on them, but, undaunted, the party continued at work, removing the German wire entanglements and completing a bridge which was of great value in subsequent operations.
General Orders No. No. 145, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Quitman, GA

*HARRIS, WILLIAM L.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company E, 101st Infantry Regiment, 26th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 13, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to William L. Harris, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near St. Remy, France, September 13, 1918. While acting as a runner, between company and battalion headquarters, under terrific shell fire, Corporal Harris carried messages without regard to personal danger, until struck and killed by a shell.
General Orders 78, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Malden, MA

HARRISON, CURTIS
Corporal, U.S. Army
Supply Company, 166th Infantry Regiment, 42d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: June 18 - 19, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Curtis Harrison, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Migneville, in the Baccarat sector, France, June 18 - 19, 1918. When the enemy threw approximately 600 gas shells into the town of Migneville, Corporal Harrison, who was assistant wagonmaster of supply company and in charge of the animals of the 3d Battalion, 166th Infantry, at the first gas alarm succeeded in adjusting their gas masks. Later, when shrapnel and high explosives were thrown into the town and were penetrating the barn in which the animals were billeted, Corporal Harrison entered the place alone to care for them, being twice knocked over by the concussion of high explosives and twice wounded in the leg by pieces of shrapnel. With utter disregard for his own personal safety he remained on duty for 12 hours in an effort to keep the animals in places of safety that they might be ready to effect a movement of the battalion the next night.
General Orders No. 6, W.D., 1930
Home Town: Circleville, OH

*HARSSELL, GEORGE J.
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Company C, 111th Machine-Gun Battalion, 29th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 12, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to George J. Harssell, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Verdun, France, October 12, 1918. By encouraging his comrades and rendering valuable aid to the wounded, Private Harssell succeeded greatly in retaining the morale of those about him, during an almost continued rain of shells. Even after being severely wounded by shrapnel, he attempted to retain the spirit by singing. After being relieved to a hospital he died.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Jersey City, NJ

HART, CLAUDE V.
Sergeant, 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 Claude V. Hart, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Sergy, France, July 28, 1918. Sergeant Hart coolly and with utter disregard of danger led his platoon against enemy machine-gun emplacements. Four of the foe were captured, together with their two machine-guns, which he turned and operated on the retreating Germans until he was severely wounded.
General Orders No. 99, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Cherokee, IA

HART, FRANK I.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company C, 108th Engineers, 33d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 7 - 8, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Frank I. Hart, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Consenvoye, France, on the night of October 7 - 8, 1918, when in command of a detail of Company C, 108th Engineers, which was engaged in the construction of a bridge across the Meuse River. In directing and supervising the construction of this bridge Sergeant Hart exposed himself to heavy enemy artillery and machine-gun fire. During an enemy gas bombardment he exposed himself to additional danger by distributing gas masks to the members of his detail, who had lost their masks during the construction of the bridge. Due in great part to his energy and gallantry, the bridge was completed in time to enable the attack to be carried out the following morning with marked success.
General Orders No. No. 30, W.D., 1921
Home Town: Chicago, IL

HART, GEORGE C.
Captain, U.S. Army
309th Machine-Gun Battalion, 78th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 25 - 26, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to George C. Hart, Captain, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Grand Pre, France, October 25 - 26, 1918. On October 25 Captain Hart volunteered to lead his company into a particularly dangerous sector on the ridge north of Grand Pre, offering their use practically as infantry. His act was of inestimable value in strengthening the morale of the Infantry battalion which had suffered very heavy casualties and had no prospect of relief. On the morning of October 26 during a counterattack he not only personally directed the location of his machine guns in the outpost line, but by his splendid example of fearlessness he rallied and commanded the Infantry when no other officer was available, and was an inspiration to both the infantrymen and machine gunners in holding the ridge. He fought valiantly until very seriously wounded by enemy machine-gun fire.
General Orders No. No. 56, W.D., 1922
Home Town: Elmira, NY

*HART, LOUIS FRANCIS
Private, U.S. Army
Company B, 101st Machine-Gun Battalion, 26th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 28, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Louis Francis Hart, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action in Houppy Bois, Molleville, France, October 28, 1918. Volunteering to accompany a runner who had been ordered to carry an important message from his platoon commander to the battalion commander through a zone swept by heavy artillery fire, and with disregard for own safety, he proceeded to carry out his mission until struck and killed by an enemy shell.
General Orders No. No. 13, W.D., 1923
Home Town: Hartford, CT

*HART, SAMUEL C.
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Company G, 119th Infantry Regiment, 30th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 29, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Samuel C. Hart, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Bellicourt, France, September 29, 1918. After having been seriously wounded in the arm which caused much pain and loss of blood, Private Hart continued to advance, carrying a Lewis gun and pouring an effective fire into the ranks of the enemy until he was killed in the attack.
General Orders No. 46, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Mooresville, NC

HARTIGAN, WALTER F. L.
Major, U.S. Army
118th Infantry Regiment, 30th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 29, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Walter F. L. Hartigan, Major, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Bellicourt, France, September 29, 1918. During the attack against the Hindenburg line, while at the division forward observation post, Major Hartigan, realizing that many men were losing their direction in the heavy fog, voluntarily left his post of comparative safety, went forward under a heavy hostile artillery barrage, and in the face of machine-gun fire reorganized into detachments at this critical time several hundred stragglers of the 60th Brigade, as well as two companies of the 117th Infantry. Securing tanks to accompany them, by indefatigable efforts he directed these units forward when their assistance was of prime importance to the successful issue of the combat.
General Orders No. No. 49, W.D., 1922
Home Town: Lynchburg, VA

HARTLEY, PAUL LIVINGSTON
Private, 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 Paul Livingston Hartley, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Montbrehain, France, October 8, 1918. After practically all of the other members of his squad had become casualties, Private Hartley maintained an effective fire with his automatic rifle from an advanced position and thereby protected his platoon. He was twice buried by exploding shells, but each time he dug himself out and resumed firing immediately. After his ammunition was exhausted he rushed forward with his empty gun and forced 20 of the enemy to surrender.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Hartsville, SC

HARTMAN, GUY L.
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
6th Infantry Regiment, 5th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: August 17, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Guy L. Hartman, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Frapelle, France, August 17, 1918. After having been painfully wounded Lieutenant Hartman refused to go to the rear for treatment. He made his way through a heavy barrage, and brought up a platoon that was stopped by heavy fire. Some time later, after having his wound dressed he conducted his brigade commander through a heavily gassed area, after which he remained constantly on duty until relieved.
General Orders No. 32, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Farmington, NC

HARTMAN, WILLIAM A.
Sergeant First Class, U.S. Army
Company F, 107th Engineers, 32d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: August 4, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to William A. Hartman, Sergeant First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Fismes, France, August 4, 1918. Sergeant First Class Hartman was a member of a patrol sent out from the battalion post of command at midnight, to reconnoiter the Vesle River front, near Fismes, France, for the location of possible sites for pontoon bridges and of material for making structures. Despite heavy artillery and machine-gun fire that forced the patrol to scatter and separated him from the Lieutenant in charge, he continued the work on his own initiative, and, acting entirely without orders, started his detail on the actual construction of rafts for the pontoon bridges. His courage, ability as a leader, and his inflexible determination made the reconnaissance a complete success.
General Orders No. 99, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Milwaukee, WI

HARTMANN, MIKE A.
First Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company I, 314th Infantry Regiment, 79th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 27, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Mike A. Hartmann, First Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Montfaucon, France, September 27, 1918. Sergeant Hartmann advanced alone, and silenced a machine-gun nest which was holding up an entire platoon.
General Orders No. 46, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Brooklyn, NY

*HARTUNG, JOHN A.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company B, 354th Infantry Regiment, 89th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 1, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to John A. Hartung, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Remonville, France, November 1, 1918. While leading his combat group forward, Sergeant Hartung encountered a machine-gun stronghold, which opened fire on his force from three sides. He charged the guns to the front, but he was killed on reaching the line. His valorous act, however, enabled his men to break the line and take the flanking guns, thereby saving many casualties in his platoon.
General Orders No. 44, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Ewing, MO

HARTWELL, ALBERT S.
Private, U.S. Army
Section No. 633, Ambulance Service, A.E.F.
Date of Action: March 20 - 23, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Albert S. Hartwell, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action east of Reims, France, March 20 to 23, 1918. Private Hartwell repeatedly drove his ambulance over a road east of Reims, France, that was under bombardment of gas and explosive shells. Upon one occasion, while cranking his car, he was knocked several yards, by the explosion of a shell, yet he continued his work. Another day his car was hit by a shell and badly damaged, and he himself was severely wounded in the head and both legs. In spite of his wounds he carried a wounded man, who was in the ambulance, to a place of safety, made him comfortable, and then crawled to a dressing station for assistance.
General Orders No. 99, W.D., 1918
Home Town: , France

HARVEY, GEORGE U.
Captain, U.S. Army
308th Infantry Regiment, 77th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: August 23, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to George U. Harvey, Captain, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action on the Vesle river, France, August 23, 1918. Although under severe machine-gun fire from the enemy Captain Harvey, with utter disregard for his own personal safety, led a patrol of seven men against an enemy machine-gun nest that was inflicting heavy losses on his company. His seven men being wounded, Captain Harvey was the first to reach the nest where three of the enemy were killed, one taken prisoner, and two machine guns captured.
General Orders No. No. 12, W.D., 1929
Home Town: New York, NY

*HARVEY, HARRY A.
Captain, U.S. Army
18th Field Artillery, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 14 - 15, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Harry A. Harvey, Captain, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Chateau-Thierry, France, July 14 - 15, 1918. During the bombardment preceding the enemy attack across the Marne the position of Battery A, 18th field Artillery, was subjected to heavy artillery fire for a period of four hours. All communications were destroyed and the ammunition dump destroyed by hostile fire. Throughout the enemy bombardment, Captain Harvey kept his battery in action, exposing himself to concentrated enemy artillery fire in order to replenish his ammunition supply, and delivered an effective fire on the enemy.
General Orders No. No. 22, W.D., 1920
Home Town: Memphis, TN

*HARVILLE, BRAXTON B.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company K, 167th Infantry Regiment, 42d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 15, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Braxton B. Harville, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Landres-et-St. Georges, France, October 15, 1918. During the attack on the Cote-de-Chatillon corporal Harville volunteered and with utter disregard of his own personal danger went forward alone crawling until he reached a position where he could enfilade an enemy machine-gun nest which was holding up the advance. While continuing on his mission and firing on the enemy next he was knocked down twice by enemy fire, but each time he arose and continued moving forward, until he was killed by a machine-gun bullet when about 50 yards from the nest.
General Orders No. No. 2, W.D., 1931
Home Town: Edgewater, AL

HARWOOD, FRANK M.
Private, U.S. Army
1st Battalion, 9th Infantry Regiment, 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 3 - 9, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Frank M. Harwood, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Blanc Mont Ridge, France, October 3 - 9, 1918. While acting as battalion runner, Private Harwood, regardless of personal danger, many times volunteered and carried messages under the most intense shell fire, and greatly assisted in maintaining liaison with other units.
General Orders No. 21, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Arlington, MA

HARWOOD, RALPH W.
Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army
102d Infantry Regiment, 26th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 23 - 29, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Ralph W. Harwood, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Verdun, France, October 23 - 29, 1918. Throughout the action from October 23 to 28 Lieutenant Harwood set a splendid example of courage and heroism to his company in action against overwhelming odds. On October 29, upon learning that four of his men were in shell holes in front of the line and near the enemy's position and were so badly wounded that they could not return without assistance, he crawled forward and rescued the four men, one at a time, bringing them back to our lines through a constant and terrific machine-gun fire.
General Orders No. 46, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Barre, MA

HASKEW, EDWARD D.
Wagoner, U.S. Army
33rd Ambulance Company, 4th Sanitary Train, 4th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 6, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Edward D. Haskew, Wagoner, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action between Septsarges and Fromereville, France, October 6, 1918. Wagoner Haskey was on duty with his ambulance, carrying wounded from a battalion aid station. He left with four stretcher cases and went about two kilometers south of Gercourt; while ascending a hill his ambulance was struck by a shell, he receiving multiple shell wounds of hands, left thigh, and feet. Although seriously wounded, he bravely remained at his post and continued on with his ambulance along a shell-swept road to the crest of the hill near an aid station, when he turned his ambulance off the road and sought assistance for his wounded.
General Orders No. No. 128, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Gladstone, NJ

HASKINS, CLIFFORD R.
Wagoner, U.S. Army
Company B, 101st Machine-Gun Battalion, 26th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 22, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Clifford R. Haskins, Wagoner, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Trugny, France, July 22, 1918. Wagoner Haskins was seriously wounded in the leg while placing injured soldiers in his ambulance. Nevertheless, he insisted on driving the machine to the dressing station and continued the work of evacuating the wounded until exhausted from loss of blood.
General Orders No. 125, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Elmwood, CT

HASSARD, ROBERT J.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company E, 9th Infantry Regiment, 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 18, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Robert J. Hassard, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Vierzy, France, July 18, 1918. Corporal Hassard led his squad in the attack with conspicuous bravery and utter disregard for his own safety. Although wounded three times, he refused to go to the rear for medical attention and remained at his post on the firing line until his company was relieved the following night. Throughout the fight he rendered valuable assistance to his platoon leader, assisted in reorganizing the company after the attack and in preparing the position for the counterattack.
General Orders No. No. 132, W.D., 1918
Home Town: New York, NY

HASSEBROCK, WILLIAM M.
Private, U.S. Army
Machine-Gun Company, 11th Infantry Regiment, 5th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 8, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to William M. Hassebrock, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Brandeville, France, November 8, 1918. Wounded in the leg by shrapnel, Private Hassebrock continued in the advance, carrying his machine-gun. Soon afterward he was knocked down and again wounded in the same leg, but, although he was ordered to a dressing station, he succeeded in joining his gun crew at the firing position, where he was wounded severely for the third time.
General Orders 81, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Holstein, MO

HASSIG, ALBERT U.
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
358th Infantry Regiment, 90th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 12, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Albert U. Hassig, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action between Fey-en-Haye and Vilcey, France, September 12, 1918. Although he was severely wounded, Lieutenant Hassig refused to go to a first-aid station, but continued to give great assistance in silencing enemy machine-gun nests.
General Orders No. 23, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Oklahoma City, OK

HASSLER, RUDOLPH P.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company K, 362d Infantry Regiment, 91st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 29, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Rudolph P. Hassler, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Gesnes, France, September 29, 1918. Although he was seriously wounded, Sergeant Hassler remained in command of his platoon until he was relieved nest morning, displaying exceptional devotion to duty.
General Orders No. 1, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Sumatra, MT

HATCH, BENJAMIN T., JR.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company E, 116th Infantry Regiment, 29th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 15, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Benjamin T. Hatch, Jr., Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action north of Samogneux, France, October 15, 1918. When his company was subjected to deadly machine-gun fire from two hostile nests, Sergeant Hatch, upon his own initiative, organized an attacking group and led it in an assault on the machine-gun nest, putting them out of action and making it possible for the further advance of his company.
General Orders No. 15, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Disputanta, VA

HATCH, CARL T.
Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army
317th Infantry Regiment, 80th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 4, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Carl T. Hatch, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Nantillois, France, October 4, 1918. Seriously wounded in both knees while leading his platoon against German machine-gun nests, Lieutenant Hatch declined to be evacuated, but remained in command of his platoon for nine hours, until it was relieved.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Baltimore, MD

HATCH, SIDNEY H.
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Headquarters Company, 132d Infantry Regiment, 33d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 11, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Sidney H. Hatch, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Brieulles, France, October 11, 1918, After being wounded by a shell which buried him in a small hole, Private Hatch made a trip to battalion headquarters, carrying a message from his platoon, and after returning with an answer, assisted in carrying ammunition until the sergeant discovered that he had been wounded and sent him to the aid station.
General Orders No. 44, W.D., 1919
Home Town: River Forest, Il

HATCHER, SAMUEL H.
Private, U.S. Army
Company B, 117th Infantry Regiment, 30th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 29, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Samuel H. Hatcher, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Bellicourt, France, September 29, 1918. During the very thickest of the fighting, Private Hatcher, assisted by another soldier, attacked two enemy machine-gun positions, killing the gunners and capturing the guns, thus allowing the further advance of his company.
General Orders No. 35, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Walland, TN

*HATLESTAD, ANDREW W.
Private, U.S. Army
Machine-Gun Company, 7th Infantry Regiment, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 3, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Andrew O. Hatlestad, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Montfaucon, France, October 3, 1918. Private Hatlestad repeatedly carried messages to the front-line platoons through heavy artillery and machine-gun fire. He was killed by enemy fire while carrying a message to the front line under heavy fire.
General Orders No. No. 16, W.D., 1920
Home Town: Athboy, SD

HAUBRICH, ROBERT
Major, U.S. Army
166th Infantry Regiment, 42d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 7, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Robert Haubrich, Major, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Sedan, France, November 7, 1918. Personally leading his battalion, which was the assault battalion, in the advance upon Sedan, Major Haubrich exposed himself many times to intense machine-gun and heavy artillery fire, in order to keep contact with the enemy, greatly encouraging all the members of his command by his gallantry. Later in the day he was wounded but he continued on duty until two hours later, when he had his wounds dressed at the first-aid station, resuming command immediately afterward.
General Orders 81, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Columbus, OH

HAUSMANN, WILLIAM L.
Private, U.S. Army
Company A, 4th Infantry Regiment, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 14 - 15, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to William L. Hausmann, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Grand Ballois Farm, France, July 14 - 15, 1918. Under a heavy gas and shell bombardment Private Hausmann repeatedly volunteered and delivered messages over routes other than his own when the runners assigned to those routes had been killed or wounded.
General Orders No. 32, W.D., 1919
Home Town: St. Helena, NE

HAUSS, ALBERT M.
Private, U.S. Army
Company I, 28th Infantry Regiment, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 19, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Albert M. Hauss, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Soissons, France, July 19, 1918. With the aid of two men Private Hauss charged and captured a German machine gun.
General Orders No. No. 117, W.D., 1918
Home Town: East St. Louis, IL

HAVEN, CHESTER
Private, U.S. Army
Company B, 1st Engineers, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 9, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Chester Haven, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Exermont, France, October 9, 1918. Upon his own initiative, Private Haven, with another soldier, displayed notable courage in attacking two machine guns which were hindering the advance. Undaunted by the heavy machine-gun fire, they poured deadly rifle fire upon the enemy gunners and forced them to flee toward our attacking troops, who captured them.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Falls City, OR

HAVERFIELD, JAMES G.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company G, 145th Infantry Regiment, 37th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 31, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to James G. Haverfield, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Olsene, Belgium, October 31, 1918. Sergeant Haverfield advanced alone under heavy machine-gun fire and killed two and captured three, also two machine-guns of the enemy, who were delivering effective machine-gun fire on the attacking wave of his company and delaying its progress.
General Orders No. 59, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Tiltonsville, OH

HAWIE, ASHAD G.
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Company F, 167th Infantry Regiment, 42d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 16, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Ashad G. Hawie, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Landres-et-St. Georges, France, October 16, 1918. Private Hawie, as company runner, without hesitation or fear of fire from heavy artillery and machine-guns, made repeated trips with messages between company and battalion headquarters. On one trip he was attacked by two Germans, one of whom he killed. Taking the other prisoner, he continued on his mission and turned his prisoner over to the battalion commander after delivering his message.
General Orders No. No. 131, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Mobile, AL

HAWKE, FREDERICK J.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company L, 325th Infantry Regiment, 82d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 15, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Frederick J. Hawke, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near St. Juvin, France, October 15, 1918. When his company was temporarily held up by severe machine-gun fire, Sergeant Hawke led a patrol in an attack on an enemy machine-gun, working his way behind the gun and rushing it, killing one of the crew, wounding another and taking three prisoners.
General Orders 71, W.D., 1919
Home Town: North Andover, MA

HAWKINS, OWEN C.
Sergeant, 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 Owen C. Hawkins, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Flirey, France, September 12, 1918. Sergeant Hawkins displayed great gallantry and utter disregard for his own personal safety when, single-handed, he rushed an enemy machine-gun post which he captured with 17 prisoners. Later, when his platoon commander had been wounded, he took command of the platoon and carried on with the skill and efficiency of a commissioned officer.
General Orders No. No. 2, W.D., 1931
Home Town: Red Oak, IA

HAWKINS, PAUL G.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Machine-Gun Company, 119th Infantry Regiment, 30th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 28 - 29, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Paul G. Hawkins, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Bellicourt, France, September 28 - 29, 1918. As a platoon runner, Sergeant Hawkins showed marked personal bravery, repeatedly carrying important messages over shell swept areas, and under heavy machine-gun fire sometimes for a distance of two miles, and, when his section leader became separated from his section, took command and led it with success.
General Orders 81, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Sanford, FL

HAWKINS, WILLIAM S.
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
107th Infantry Regiment, 27th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 17, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to William S. Hawkins, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near St. Souplet, France, France, October 17 - 18, 1918. Acting as liaison officer during the forcing of the La Selle River, Lieutenant Hawkins was severely wounded by an exploding shell. Undeterred by the weakened condition to which his wound reduced him, he bravely continued on, working untiringly under heavy shell and machine-gun fire, for two days until the advance of his battalion was checked.
General Orders No. 46, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Flushing, Long Island, NY

*HAWKINSON, HOWARD E.
Captain, U.S. Army
28th Infantry Regiment, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 4, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Howard E. Hawkinson, Captain, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Exermont, France, October 4, 1918. Although suffering intense pain from a gunshot wound in the leg which had not healed, Captain Hawkinson led the regimental assault battalion, of which he was in command, in the attack on that day. Forging ahead of his lines with his staff in darkness and fog, he suddenly came upon a German detachment to the rear of which were two machine guns which immediately opened fire. Despite surprise, courageously exposing himself, he advanced intrepidly on the nest with utter disregard for personal safety, firing his pistol wounding some of the crew and falling, mortally wounded, when only 10 yards from the pit from which the fire was directed.
General Orders No. 9, W.D., 1923
Home Town: Syracuse, NY

*HAWKS, EMERY
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company E, 125th Infantry Regiment, 32d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 8, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Emery Hawks, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Romagne, France, October 8, 1918. Sergeant Hawks led his platoon after his Lieutenant had been killed and when the advance was held up by intense machine-gun fire, fearlessly exposed himself in going in advance of his men to rescue a wounded soldier, being killed while administering first-aid treatment to him.
General Orders 71, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Flint, MI

HAYES, CASEY H.
Major, U.S. Army
10th Field Artillery, 10th Field Artillery, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 15, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Casey H. Hayes, Major, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Greves Farm, France, July 15, 1918. Major Hayes, then on duty as battalion adjutant, assumed command during the absence of the battalion commander. Communication between battalion headquarters and the batteries had been cut off by an enemy bombardment of the greatest intensity, but this officer, in entire disregard for his own safety, went to each battery position and gave orders, the execution of which aided materially in stopping the German advance at a critical moment.
General Orders No. 44, W.D., 1919
Home Town: San Diego, CA

HAYES, EDWARD S.
Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Army
Assistant Chief of Staff, G-3, 78th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 19, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Edward S. Hayes, Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Chevieres, France, October 19, 1918. Lieutenant Colonel Hayes, with a private acting as guide, voluntarily made a personal reconnaissance of the front lines and the Bois-de-Loges, near the Aire River, under heavy enemy fire, being severely wounded while making this reconnaissance.
General Orders No. 72, W.D., 1920
Home Town: Waterbury, CT

HAYES, JOSEPH
Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army
323d Infantry Regiment, 81st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 11, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Joseph Hayes, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Manheulles, France, November 11, 1918. Although severely wounded, Lieutenant Hayes continued in command of his platoon in an advance under violent artillery fire until ordered to the rear by his company commander.
General Orders No. 32, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Haverhill, MA

*HAYES, MICHAEL J.
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
306th Infantry Regiment, 77th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: August 14 & October 14, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Michael J. Hayes, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for repeated acts of extraordinary heroism in action at Bazoches, France, August 14, 1918, and St. Juvin, France, October 14, 1918. On August 14 Lieutenant Hayes led a patrol of five men in broad daylight and without any cover rescued his company commander who had fallen wounded near a German machine-gun nest. Failing to find the wounded officer, he crawled to within 20 yards of the post, attacked it with great dash and gallantry, inflicting a number of casualties in spite of heavy fire from enemy machine guns and hand grenades. On October 14 this officer led his platoon forward into the attack with energy and courage, in the face of heavy artillery and machine-gun fire. In the face of direct fire from enemy machine-guns upon Ms platoon, disregarding his own personal safety, he went forward to reconnoiter and find cover for his men from which to continue the attack. In the performance of his courageous enterprise he was killed by machine-gun fire.
General Orders No. 20, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Cleveland, OH

*HAYES, MORRISON
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company D, 12th Machine-Gun Battalion, 4th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 19, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Morrison Hayes, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Hautevesnes, France, July 19, 1918. Although wounded during an advance, Corporal Hayes refused to be evacuated and led his squad forward with the Infantry, placing the gun in action in the front line. Exposed to intense fire, he maintained his gun in action until he received a second wound, which later proved fatal. When ordered to withdraw, he assisted in moving the gun back to another position, inspiring his men by his personal heroism.
General Orders No. No. 35, W.D., 1920
Home Town: Wellsville, NY

HAYNES, GLENN C.
Captain, U.S. Army
168th Infantry Regiment, 42d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 16, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Glenn C. Haynes, Captain, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Bois-de-Chatillon, France, October 16, 1918. Captain Haynes, as battalion commander, distinguished himself by his coolness and leadership in the attack on Bois-de-Chatillon and Cote-de- Chatillon. When the commanders of his two frontline companies were put out of action after having obtained a footing upon the slopes, Captain Haynes personally took command of the two companies and in utter disregard for his own safety successfully led them through heavy artillery, machine-gun, and rifle fire to their objective.
General Orders No. 13, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Centreville, IA

HAYNES, WILLIAM G.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company I, 104th Infantry Regiment, 26th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 20, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to William G. Haynes, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Givry, France, July 20, 1918. Upon learning that a soldier lay wounded in a shell hole, Corporal Haynes voluntarily left shelter, went through a heavy machine-gun fire and carried the wounded soldier to the dressing station.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Revere, MA

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

*HAZLETT, CLARK S.
Private, U.S. Army
Machine-Gun Company, 132d Infantry Regiment, 33d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 10, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Clark S. Hazlett, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Brieulles, France, October 10, 1918. On hearing the call for aid by several men who had been hit by shellfire, Private Hazlett rushed to their aid and, although exposed to heavy artillery and machine-gun fire, he applied first aid to the wounded men. While in the act of placing the wounded on litters, he was killed.
General Orders No. No. 56, W.D., 1922
Home Town: Wilkinsburg, PA

HEACOX, HARRY W.
Private, U.S. Army
Company I, 131st Infantry Regiment, 33d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 10, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Harry W. Heacox, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Bois-de-Harville, France, November 10, 1918. After performing several dangerous missions as a company runner, Private Heacox volunteered to go forward with an officer to attack a machine-gun nest that was causing heavy casualties. Though the officer was killed in the attempt, Private Heacox captured the nest, took command of the company on his own initiative, and carried it forward to its objective.
General Orders 71, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Indianapolis, IN

HEAD, CARROLL E.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company C, 111th Field Signal Battalion, 36th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 14, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Carroll E. Head, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Attigny, France, October 14, 1918. The enemy having located the advance divisional information center, the personnel was removed to a new position. Corporal Head volunteered and removed the switchboard, changing the wire connections so that communication would not be interrupted. For five or sis minutes he worked under intense shell fire, several shells passing through the building as he worked. He succeeded, however, in reestablishing the line connections outside the building. Immediately after he left the building it was completely demolished by a shell.
General Orders 81, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Fort Worth, TX

HEALEY, JEREMIAH
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company G, 308th Infantry Regiment, 77th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 3 - 7, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Jeremiah Healey, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Charlevaux, France, October 3 - 7, 1918. Although wounded on the third day of the battle in the Argonne Forest, Sergeant Healey continually exposed himself to machine-gun and artillery fire while aiding and cheering his men. He also volunteered his services in an attempt to break through the enemy lines and bring aid to his organization.
General Orders No. 35, W.D., 1919
Home Town: New York, NY

*HEALY, HAROLD A.
Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army
Company D, 8th Machine-Gun Battalion, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 15, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Harold A. Healy, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Le Channel, France, July 15, 1918. After several runners had been unsuccessful in attempts to carry an important message, Lieutenant Healy volunteered and succeeded in delivering the message through intense shell fire, returning with the reply and aiding three wounded infantrymen en route. Later, with another officer, he went through heavy enemy shell and machine-gun fire and carried to shelter two wounded Frenchmen.
General Orders 89, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Norwich, CT

HEALY, JAMES E.
Private, U.S. Army
Company B, 165th Infantry Regiment, 42d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: June 12, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to James E. Healy, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Baccarat, France, June 12, 1918. Private Healy voluntarily left the shelter of the trenches and went forward in broad daylight some 300 yards under direct fire of enemy machine guns and snipers to the rescue of one of his comrades who, while within 100 yards of the enemy lines, had been mortally wounded. His action prevented the capture of this wounded comrade and retrieved important enemy maps and documents which had been procured from enemy casualties. The coolness, courage, and utter disregard of personal danger displayed by Private Healy were an inspiration to his comrades.
General Orders No. 8, W.D., 1934
Home Town: New York, NY

HEARD, ELMER
Captain, U.S. Army
360th Infantry Regiment, 90th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 1, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Elmer Heard, Captain, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Le Grand Carre Farm, France, November 1, 1918. After all the other officers of his company had been wounded, Captain Heard remained in command, though he had himself been severely wounded and was suffering from illness, courageously leading his men throughout two days and nights of severe fighting.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Weleetka, OK

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

HEATH, FLOYD E.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company C, 23d Infantry Regiment, 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 4, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Floyd E. Heath, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near St. Etienne-a-Arnes, France, October 4, 1918. Anticipating an enemy counter attack, Corporal Heath was ordered to take out a patrol of eight men to scour the woods to left of his position, drive out the snipers and establish liaison with the enemy on the left. Fearing that the size of the patrol would attract too much attention, he left the others in the trench, and going out, accomplished the mission alone, returning under heavy machine-gun fire.
General Orders No. 35, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Warren, IL

HEATH, LAUREL B.
Private, U.S. Army
Company C, 2d Antiaircraft Machine-Gun Battalion, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 4, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Laurel B. Heath, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Brieulles, France, November 4, 1918. Private Heath went through intense shell fire, and assisted Second Lieutenant Samuel F. Telfair in carrying a wounded comrade to safety.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Windsor, NY

HECHTL, ALBERT LOUIS
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company C, 146th Infantry Regiment, 37th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 26 - October 1, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Albert Louis Hechtl, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Montfaucon, France, September 26 to October 1, 1918. Throughout the five days' offensive Sergeant Hechtl commanded his platoon with rare coolness and was always in the first wave of his company, facing the greatest danger. He personally took charge of a thin line of outposts on the flank and broke up a German counterattack that was forming under the protection of a barrage. On the fourth day of the drive this soldier was severely gassed, but he concealed this fact from his officers until he was exhausted.
General Orders No. No. 139, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Canton, OH

HEDLUND, FRITZ
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Company F, 101st Infantry Regiment, 26th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 23, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Fritz Hedlund, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action in Trugny Woods, France, July 23, 1918. Private Hedlund, a runner, maintained liaison between his company commander and an isolated combat group. Passing through two German attacking waves under intense fire, Private First Class Hedlund reached the combat group. On the return trip several Germans attempted to take him prisoner. He shot one of them, bayoneted another, and escaped from the others. He made three more trips to the combat group and kept up constant liaison.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Waltham, MA

*HEDRICK, ARLY L.
Captain, U.S. Army
110th Engineers, 35th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 28, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Arly L. Hedrick, Captain, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Baulny, France, September 28, 1918. While reconnoitering for mined bridges, Captain Hedrick was warned that a certain masonry arch was held under enemy machine-gun fire. He placed his detail under cover, advanced alone under persistent fire, exposing himself continually while removing detonators from the mines he found, and returned across open ground to his command.
General Orders No. 59, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Kansas City, MO

*HEFFRON, JOHN J.
Private, U.S. Army
Company C, 38th Infantry Regiment, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 15 - 18, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to John J. Heffron, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Crezancy, France, July 15 - 18, 1918. Private Chiffon repeatedly carried messages to the front-line platoons over routes exposed to heavy machine gun and artillery fire. Due to his individual efforts communication was maintained during a critical period.
General Orders No. No. 35, W.D., 1920
Home Town: Minooka, PA

*HEFFRON, WALTER R.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company C, 353d Infantry Regiment, 89th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 12, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Walter R. Heffron, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Limey, France, September 12, 1918. Prior to the attack Sergeant Heffron saved his platoon from exposure to enemy fire by going out of our trench in the face of the enemy machine-gun barrage and cutting a path through our wire. He then made his way back to his men and led them through this opening. Though the enemy machine-gun fire was intense, he carefully organized his platoon and had it in perfect formation when the command was given to advance. His example of coolness and bravery steadied his men and gave them confidence at the start of their first offensive. He was killed by a shell as he was leading his men across the first enemy trenches.
General Orders No. No. 49, W.D., 1922
Home Town: Kingman, KS

HEIDEN, LAURENCE E.
Private, U.S. Army
Company K, 168th Infantry Regiment, 42d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 15, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Laurence E. Heiden, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action northeast of Suippes, France, July 15, 1918. After he had been severely wounded in his left hand by a bursting enemy shell, Private Heiden found a comrade who was wounded so severely that he could not travel unaided. Shells were bursting around the spot where this man lay and any halt there subjected the man to grave danger, but Private Heiden went to the aid of the wounded man, carried him through the shell fire, despite the suffering to himself, and delivered his comrade to the litter bearers. Private Heiden had then suffered such loss of blood that it was necessary for him to be carried by litter the remainder of the way to the dressing station, but he insisted that his comrade be brought in first and given attention. The spirit of self-sacrifice displayed by Private Heiden on this occasion reflects great credit upon himself and the Army in which he served.
General Orders No. No. 22, W.D., 1929
Home Town: Merrill, IA

HEIKEN, EILERT G.
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
356th Infantry Regiment, 89th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 23 & November 9 - 10, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Eilert G. Heiken, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action in the Argonne and St. Mihiel (France) drives, September 23 and November 9 - 10, 1918. On the night of September 23, though wounded in the shoulder at the beginning of the attack on Domartin Wood, Lieutenant Heiken continued until his mission was successfully accomplished. On the night of November 9, with eight men, he was the first to cross the Meuse and patrol enemy lines. On the night of November 10, with 20 men, he covered the crossing of his battalion until severely wounded.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Ottawa, KS

HEIKKINEN, JOHN
Private, U.S. Army
Company G, 125th Infantry Regiment, 32d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 31 - August 3, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to John Heikkinen, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Courmont and St. Martin, France, July 31 to August 3, 1918. Throughout the battle to force passage of the Ourcq River and capture the heights beyond, Private Heikkinen, a stretcher bearer, worked day and night, evacuating wounded under heavy artillery and machine-gun fire. On August 3 under violent shell fire opposite Mont St. Martin he made repeated trips between the firing line and the dressing station until wounded.
General Orders No. 21, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Atlantic Mine, MI

HEIM, CARL A.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company L, 108th Infantry Regiment, 27th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 28 - 29, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Carl A. Heim, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action east of Ronssoy, France, September 28 - 29, 1918. During the operations against the Hindenburg line, Sergeant Heim displayed great gallantry and leadership in reorganizing and assuming command of his company and leading it into effective combat after all the officers had been killed or wounded.
General Orders No. 20, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Elmira, NY

HEIMERDINGER, CHARLES
Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army
23d Infantry Regiment, 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 3, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Charles Heimerdinger, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Landres-et-St. Georges, France, November 3, 1918. When machine-gun nests were rendering his position untenable Lieutenant Heimerdinger led a patrol of 12 men into the enemy's lines, reducing the numbers of nests and returning with 20 prisoners. During his return his patrol was fired upon and two of his men wounded. He then took two of his men and kept a fire on the enemy until both his wounded and prisoners could be brought in.
General Orders No. 46, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Chicago, IL

HEINTZ, VICTOR
(First Award)
Captain, 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 Victor Heintz, Captain, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Cierges, France, September 29, 1918. Hearing a call for help from a severely wounded soldier, Captain Heintz immediately left his place of shelter and crawled through heavy artillery and machine-gun fire to the side of the man and carried him to a place of safety.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Cincinnati, OH
Other Award: Distinguished Service Cross w/OLC (WWI)

HEINTZ, VICTOR
(Second Award)
Captain, U.S. Army
147th Infantry Regiment, 37th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 28, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Victor Heintz, Captain, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Cierges, France, September 28, 1918. While serving as operations officer of his regiment, with complete disregard for his own safety and under terrific enemy machine-gun, rifle, sniper, and artillery fire, Captain Heintz ran and crawled several hundred yards to the post of command of the commander of the assault battalion of his regiment after several runners had been killed or wounded in attempting the same object and delivered orders from the regimental commander which served to prevent a successful enemy attack and enabled the battalions in support and reserve to reorganize their forces for defense of the regiment's position. The daring and soldierly devotion to duty displayed by Captain Heintz greatly inspired the officers and men with whom he served.
General Orders No. No. 15, W.D., 1923
Home Town: Cincinnati, OH
Other Award: Distinguished Service Cross (WWI)

HEINY, JOHN D.
Captain, U.S. Army
139th Infantry Regiment, 35th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 27, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to John D. Heiny, Captain, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Charpentry, France, September 27, 1918. In order to secure important information as to the position of hostile batteries, Captain Heiny passed through the enemy's artillery fire and was twice severely wounded. In spite of his wounds he remained on duty throughout the entire engagement and gave great assistance in the reorganization of advance positions.
General Orders No. 126, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Kirksville, MO

HEINZ, NICK
Private, U.S. Army
Company M, 358th Infantry Regiment, 90th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 12, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Nick Heinz, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Vilcey, France, September 12, 1918. Assisted by another soldier he outflanked a German machine-gun nest, killed the gunner and captured the gun. Although painfully wounded in both arms, he stayed with the gun until he was relieved 12 hours later.
General Orders No. No. 128, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Holdingford, MN

HEINZMANN, GROVER P.
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 Grover P. Heinzmann, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Verdun, France, October 12, 1918. After having seen several of his men killed or wounded in an attempt to deliver a message through a heavily shelled area, Lieutenant Heinzmann volunteered and carried the dispatch to its objective, then offering to return through the same barrage, on any mission required by his battalion commander.
General Orders No. 32, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Passaic, NJ

HEITZ, HARRY D.
Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army
327th Battalion, Tank Corps, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 1, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Harry D. Heitz, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Apremont, France, October 1, 1918. With rare coolness, courage, energy, and initiative Lieutenant Heitz led two platoons of tanks against an enemy attack upon the town of Apremont. Two of the tanks being disabled, he continued to advance, causing heavy casualties among the enemy forces. He continued for a considerable distance within the enemy lines and attacked them from the rear, thus rendering highly important help to his own forces. He continued his attack upon the enemy until his own tank was completely disabled. Discovering a wounded sergeant lying exposed to violent enemy machine-gun, rifle, and artillery fire he carried the wounded man to shelter.
General Orders No. No. 14, W.D., 1923
Home Town: Kansas City, MO

HELIKSON, FRANK
Private, U.S. Army
Headquarters Company, 10th Field Artillery, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 15, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Frank Helikson, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at St. Eugene, France, July 15, 1918. Being on duty as a messenger between battalion headquarters and the battery positions when the roads were under heavy bombardment of gas and high explosive shells, Private Helikson continued to make trips until his foot was shattered. Even after receiving this wound, he completed the mission upon which he was then engaged before seeking medical treatment.
General Orders No. 32, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Franklin, MI

HELLIWELL, HAROLD H.
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
9th Infantry Regiment, 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 8, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Harold H. Helliwell, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Medeah, Ferme, France, October 8, 1918. While acting as battalion adjutant, when the latter was wounded, Lieutenant Helliwell made continual reconnaissances under heavy shell and machine gun fire. He maintained liaison at all times, and carried important messages to the flanks and rear through the enemy barrage. He assisted in organizing the battalion when attacked upon the flank in successful resistance to a determined counterattack by superior forces.
General Orders No. 21, W.D., 1919
Home Town: St. Paul, MN

*HELLMAN, CHARLES F.
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Company G, 326th Infantry Regiment, 82d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 11, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Charles F. Hellman, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near St. Juvin, France, October 11, 1918. Engaged as company runner, Private Hellman was given a message for delivery to the forward platoon. Through withering machine-gun and deadly artillery fire, he made his way, but fell wounded after going about 25 yards. He dragged himself forward and delivered his message, after which he started back. On the return journey he was hit the second time and killed.
General Orders 78, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Somerville, MA

HELM, LYNN, JR.
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
3d Battalion, 11th Field Artillery, 6th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 7, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Lynn Helm, Jr., First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Laneuville, France, November 7, 1918. Acting as battalion telephone officer, Lieutenant Helm repeatedly went out himself under heavy fire rather than assign such hazardous missions to members of his detail, personally directing the repair and maintenance of a line which was severed 15 times in two hours within a length of only one kilometer.
General Orders No. 44, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Los Angeles, CA

HELMICK, DAN S.
Captain, U.S. Army
Company B, 1st Engineers, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 9, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Dan S. Helmick, Captain, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Bois-de-Moncy, France, October 9, 1918. Captain Helmick personally organized his company for the attack and directed the consolidation of the captured objective. He established his post of command in the front line, and repeatedly passed up and down the line directing his men under heavy shell fire until severely wounded.
General Orders No. 44, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Minneapolis, MN

HELMORE, JOSEPH F.
Private, U.S. Army
Company M, 125th Infantry Regiment, 32d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 31, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Joseph F. Helmore, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action northeast of Chateau-Thierry, France, July 31, 1918. Through heavy machine-gun fire and artillery barrage fire, Private Helmore, with another man, dragged a wounded comrade from within one hundred feet of the enemy lines to his own lines, a distance of 150 yards.
General Orders 87, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Elsie, MI

HELSLEY, ALBERT B.
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
16th Infantry Regiment, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 9, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Albert B. Helsley, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Fleville, France, October 9, 1918. During the attack of Hill 272, Lieutenant Helsley courageously led, under a heavy machine-gun fire, a section of his machine-gun platoon to a position from which they could engage a machine-gun nest about 400 yards distant that was causing heavy casualties, and although severely wounded, he nevertheless remained in command and directed the advance which resulted in taking the enemy's strong point and relieving an exposed flank from a heavy fire.
General Orders No. No. 4, W.D., 1923
Home Town: Bowling Green, KY

*HEMINGWAY, HAROLD L.
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
104th Infantry Regiment, 26th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 12, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Harold L. Hemingway, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action in the vicinity of St. Remy, France, September 12, 1918. In advancing with his company under heavy shell and machine-gun fire Lieutenant Hemingway boldly exposed himself, and his personal conduct was a splendid example of fearlessness to all his men. His company having been held up by enemy barbed-wire entanglements, and two enlisted men having been wounded at the enemy's wire, Lieutenant Hemingway exposed himself to machine-gun fire to advance in front of the front line in order to rescue the two wounded members of his company.
General Orders No. No. 19, W.D., 1921
Home Town: New Haven, CT

HEMPE, JOSEPH C. (AKA: JOSEPH C. VERCRUYSSE)
Private, U.S. Army
Company H, 306th Infantry Regiment, 77th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 15, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Joseph C. Hempe, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action under the name Joseph C. Vercruysse. (See alias for citation)
Home Town: , Unknown

HENDERSHOT, FORD J.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company K, 7th Infantry Regiment, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 15, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Ford J. Hendershot, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Fossoy, France, July 15, 1918. After all his men had been wounded by the intense artillery shelling of the enemy, during the offensive of July 15, Corporal Hendershot went to their aid, applying first aid and guiding litter bearers to the dressing station. He went put again and brought a wounded comrade in on his back under constant heavy fire.
General Orders No. 44, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Bad Axe, MI

HENDERSON, CHARLES R.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company L, 107th Infantry Regiment, 27th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: August 22, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Charles R. Henderson, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Dickebusch, France, August 22, 1918. When his post was attacked by a greatly superior number of the enemy, he heroically defended it in spite of the loss of six of his squad and succeeded in driving off the enemy.
General Orders No. 99, W.D., 1918
Home Town: White Plains, NY

HENDERSON, GEORGE H.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
140th Ambulance Company, 110th Sanitary Train, 35th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 30, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to George H. Henderson, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Charpentry, France, September 30, 1918. Sergeant Henderson, while leading litter bearers, came under intense shell fire. Seeing a wounded man lying in an exposed position, Sergeant Henderson, accompanied by another soldier, left shelter to go to the wounded man's assistance. While they were proceeding under terrific fire, his companion was killed and he himself severely wounded by a bursting shell. Despite his wound, Sergeant Henderson continued on his mission, administered first aid to the wounded man and carried him back to the shelter of a shell hole.
General Orders 70, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Newark, NJ

HENDERSON, HENRY
Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army
354th Infantry Regiment, 89th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 1, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Henry Henderson, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Remonville, France, November 1, 1918. When his company was fired upon by a battery of German 77s not more than 300 yards distant, Lieutenant Henderson led his platoon at a run through two machine-gun nests which were defending that flank of the battery and succeeded in capturing the entire battery with the aid of the bayonet.
General Orders No. 26, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Council Bluffs, IA

HENDLER, ULLMAN C.
Captain, U.S. Army
Company K, 110th Infantry Regiment, 28th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 30, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Ullman C. Hendler, Captain, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Courrnont, France, July 30, 1918. Severely wounded in the shoulder early in the attack on the Bois-de-Grimpettes, Captain Hendler, (then First Lieutenant) though he was suffering intense pain, refused to be evacuated but continued to lead his company forward until the entire woods had been captured and the new position consolidated.
General Orders 98, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Philadelphia, PA

HENDRICKS, PATRICK
Private, U.S. Army
Company C, 308th Infantry Regiment, 77th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: June 24,1 918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Patrick Hendricks, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Badonviller, France, June 24, 1918. After being wounded, Private Hendricks continued to work his automatic rifle until it was destroyed. He then secured a rifle and continued to fight and later assisted other wounded before having his own wound dressed.
General Orders No. 46, W.D., 1919
Home Town: New York, NY

HENDRICKS, TERRY NICHOLS
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
Battery E, 12th Field Artillery, 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 4, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Terry Nichols Hendricks, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Mont Blanc, France, October 4, 1918. During the course of a terrific bombardment by the enemy, which forced the firing battery to take shelter, and when two of the gun crew were seriously wounded, Lieutenant Hendricks voluntarily left cover and, without regard for his own safety, carried the wounded men through heavy fire to a place of safety.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Valdosta, GA

HENLEY, COURTNEY S.
Captain, U.S. Army
327th Infantry Regiment, 82d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 11, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Courtney S. Henley, Captain, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action north of the Sommerance-St. Juvin Road, France, October 11, 1918. Captain Henley led a part of three enlisted men in an attack on an enemy machine-gun position which was doing considerable damage to our forces. Under intense hostile fire his attack drove the enemy gunners from the machine-gun nest.
General Orders No. 105, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Birmingham, AL

HENNELLY, JAMES H.
Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army
10th Field Artillery, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 14 - 15, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to James H. Hennelly, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near St. Eugene, France, July 14 - 15, 1918. On duty with the infantry as liaison officer, Lieutenant Hennelly was captured by a part of the enemy while taking a message back to the artillery. Shortly afterwards he succeeded in making his escape; and although he had been twice wounded, he made his way through a heavy barrage and delivered his message.
General Orders No. 59, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Norfolk, VA

HENNESSEY, PATRICK
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company B, 34th Infantry Regiment, 7th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 1 - 2, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Patrick Hennessey, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Rembercourt, France, November 1 - 2, 1918. While in command of a platoon, Sergeant Hennessey was wounded, but he refused to be evacuated and remained with his men for 30 hours, under a heavy bombardment with gas and high-explosive shells, looking after them and administering first aid to the wounded.
General Orders No. 35, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Newark, NJ

*HENNESSY, JAMES
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company B, 312th Infantry Regiment, 78th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 22, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to James Hennessy, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Grand Pre, France, October 22, 1918. With all disregard for his own danger, Sergeant Hennessy crawled about 30 yards through a sweeping machine-gun fire, to the rescue of a wounded comrade. He was killed by a machine-gun bullet while administering aid to the wounded soldier.
General Orders 64, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Newark, NJ

HENRIKSEN, HANS
Private, U.S. Army
Company A, 5th Machine-Gun Battalion, 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 6, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Hans Henriksen, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Letanne, France, November 6, 1918. Private Henriksen went out from a place of safety through a heavy shell fire and helped to carry a wounded comrade to safety. Without orders, he made a second trip for a distance of 500 yards through machine-gun and artillery fire to bring in the tripod of his gun squad.
General Orders No. 26, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Chicago, IL

*HENRY, CLIFFORD WEST
(First Award)
Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army
102d Infantry Regiment, 26th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 13, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Clifford West Henry, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action in the St. Mihiel offensive, France, September 13, 1918. During the operations of his regiment in the St. Mihiel Salient, Lieutenant Henry was sent with his platoon to effect contact with American troops advancing from the south. After penetrating the enemy lines for several kilometers he posted the members of his platoon in strategic positions and, advancing alone in absolute darkness through enemy machine-gun infested territory for a distance of two kilometers, captured single-handed a German major and his orderly from whom valuable information was obtained, and established contact with flank elements of our troops, thus completing liaison across the salient.
General Orders No. No. 1, W.D., 1934
Home Town: New York, NY
Other Award: Distinguished Service Cross w/OLC (WWI)

*HENRY, CLIFFORD WEST
(Second Award)
Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army
102d Infantry Regiment, 26th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 14, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Clifford West Henry, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action during the St. Mihiel offensive, September 14, 1918. During the St. Mihiel offensive, although mortally wounded and suffering great pain, Lieutenant Henry gave information for the disposition of his men. He refused first aid until other wounded men had been taken care of.
General Orders No. No. 28, W.D., 1921
Home Town: New York, NY
Other Award: Distinguished Service Cross (WWI)

HENRY, DANIEL C.
Private, U.S. Army
Company B, 30th Infantry Regiment, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 15, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Daniel C. Henry, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Chateau-Thierry, France, July 15, 1918. After many other runners had been killed or wounded, Private Henry carried several messages from platoon to company headquarters. At this time the enemy had crossed the Marne River, and the route followed by Private Henry was exposed to heavy artillery and machine-gun fire.
General Orders No. No. 16, W.D., 1920
Home Town: Fairmount City, PA

HENRY, NORMAN
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Machine-Gun Company, 370th Infantry Regiment, 93d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 30, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Norman Henry, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Ferme de la Riviere, France, September 30, 1918. While leading his squad under heavy fire, Sergeant Henry displayed great bravery and coolness by repairing a damaged gun under direct enemy observation. He proved of valuable assistance to the one remaining officer of his company in assembling the scattered units of his company after they had reached their objective.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Chicago, IL

HENRY, RAY
Corporal, 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 Ray Henry, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Cierges, south of Fismes, France, July 31, 1918. In the advance up the hill of Les Jumbles Woods, in the face of a heavy machine-gun and artillery barrage, he was wounded in the shoulder, but he nevertheless continued to advance. Being unable to use his rifle, he threw it down, drew his pistol, and led his platoon forward until he received six more bullet wounds.
General Orders No. 20, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Flint, MI

HENRY, THOMAS
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
28th Infantry Regiment, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 18, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Thomas Henry, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Soissons, France, July 18, 1918. Lieutenant Henry gallantly led his platoon forward through heavy machine-gun fire in an attack on a strongly held enemy position. Due to his initiative and gallantry, two enemy machine guns were captured and 25 of the enemy forced to surrender. Later, when wounded, he refused to be evacuated until, through loss of blood, he could go no farther.
General Orders No. 68, W.D., 1920
Home Town: New York, NY

HENSLEY, HENRY G.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company H, 56th Infantry Regiment, 7th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 1, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Henry G. Hensley, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Preny, France, November 1, 1918. When the position of his platoon became untenable on account of machine-gun fire from a nest in their front, Sergeant Hensley attacked the nest alone and succeeded in driving off the enemy with hand grenades.
General Orders No. 32, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Vixen, NC

*HENSLEY, THOMAS L.
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Company H, 4th Infantry Regiment, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 29, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Thomas L. Hensley, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Roncheres, France, July 29, 1918. Going from one wounded comrade to another, exposed to heavy machine-gun and deadly sniper fire, Private Hensley administered aid to all that he could reach before being killed in the performance of this heroic mission.
General Orders No. 32, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Humble, TX

HEPBURN, WILLIAM
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
102d Infantry Regiment, 26th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 24, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to William Hepburn, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Verdun, France, October 24, 1918. With only a handful of men, Lieutenant Hepburn charged a machine-gun nest, killing or wounding the whole crew. He silenced the fire of five different guns, and, in taking the last, he was severely wounded about the head. He continued, however, until his mission was accomplished and the gun silenced.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Hartford, CT

HERITIER, ARTHUR
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Company I, 125th Infantry Regiment, 32d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 31, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Arthur Heritier, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action on Hill No. 212, near Cierges, northeast of Chateau-Thierry, France, July 31, 1918. After one man had been killed and two others wounded in attempting to render first aid to a lieutenant who lay mortally wounded in an area that was subjected to fire from enemy machine guns and snipers, Private first Class Heritier successfully reached the lieutenant and gave him first aid, risking his own life in doing so.
General Orders No. No. 117, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Linwood, MI

HERMAN, ALBERT W.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company D, 102d Infantry Regiment, 26th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 21, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Albert W. Herman, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Epieds, France, July 21, 1918. By the effective use of his bayonet, Sergeant Herman killed many of the enemy; and, although painfully wounded, he continued to fight until ordered to the rear by his commanding officer.
General Orders No. 26, W.D., 1919
Home Town: New Haven, CT

HERR, CHARLES RYMAN
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
319th Infantry Regiment, 80th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 4 - 6, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Charles Ryman Herr, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action in the Bois-des-Ogons, France, October 4 - 6, 1918. Suffering from the effects of mustard gas, Lieutenant Herr refused to leave his platoon and later, when his company commander was killed, took command of the company. Under the inspiration of his personal bravery his command overcame the most determined resistance and succeeded in getting a foothold in the Bois des Ogons while it was under flanking fire from machine guns and artillery. Lieutenant Herr personally visited his outposts under a heavy artillery and machine-gun barrage, inspiring confidence which enabled his men to maintain their position at a critical time.
General Orders 7, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Flemington, NJ

HERREN, WILLIAM
First Sergeant, U.S. Army
Machine-Gun Company, 58th Infantry Regiment, 4th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: August 7, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to William Herren, First Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Ville-Savoye, France, August 7, 1918. Sergeant Herren carried guns and ammunition to the front line platoons through an intense barrage after several carrying details had failed to get through. He then volunteered to stay with the right flank platoon, which was under heavy fire in an exposed position. During the afternoon, he and one other man pushed forward with a captured machine gun, and assisted materially in breaking up several hostile counterattacks during the day.
General Orders 64, W.D., 1919
Home Town: West Asheville, NC

HERRICK, LESTER
Private, 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 Lester Herrick, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action east of Ronssoy, France, September 29, 1918. During the operations against the Hindenburg line Private Herrick exhibited great courage and bravery by advancing alone against two enemy machine-gun positions, putting both of them put of action. In accomplishing this he was seriously wounded.
General Orders No. 20, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Rockwell Springs, NY

*HERRMANN, BERTRAND
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Company D, 312th Infantry Regiment, 78th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 23, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Bertrand Herrmann, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Grand Pre, France, October 23, 1918. Private Herrmann with his twin brother, Private First Class Victor Herrmann, voluntarily crossed an open field heavily swept by machine-gun fire, and assisted First Sergeant James P. Collins carry to shelter their company commander, who had been mortally wounded. As they were returning to our lines this soldier was slightly wounded, and later in the day, while being evacuated to the rear, he was killed by a shell.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Newark, NJ

HERRMANN, VICTOR
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Company D, 312th Infantry Regiment, 78th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 23, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Victor Herrmann, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Grand Pre, France, October 23, 1918. Private Herrmann, with his twin brother, Private First Class Bertrand Herrmann, voluntarily crossed an open field heavily swept by machine-gun fire, and assisted First Sergeant James P. Collins to carry to shelter their company commander, who had been mortally wounded.
General Orders No. 35, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Newark, NJ

HERSCHKOWITZ, JACK
Private, U.S. Army
Company C, 308th Infantry Regiment, 77th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 29, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Jack Herschkowitz, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Binarville, France, September 29, 1918. In order to obtain ammunition and rations, Private Herschkowitz, with another soldier, accompanied an officer in an effort to reestablish communication between battalion and regimental headquarters. They were attacked by a small party of Germans, but drove them off, killing one. When night came they crawled unknowingly into the center of a German camp, where they lay for three hours undetected. Finally discovered, they made a dash to escape. In order to protect the officer, Private Herschkowitz deliberately drew the enemy fire to himself, allowing the officer to escape. Private Herschkowitz succeeded in getting through and delivering his message the next morning.
General Orders No. 13, W.D., 1919
Home Town: New York, NY

HERTER, EDWARD
Private, U.S. Army
Company M, 131st Infantry Regiment, 33d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 10, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Edward Herter, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Bois-de-Harville, France, November 10, 1918. On his own initiative Private Herter left shelter and crossed open ground, swept by machine-gun fire, to rescue a wounded comrade. Though himself severely wounded on the mission, he succeeded in carrying the soldier back to his own lines.
General Orders 71, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Chicago, IL

*HESS, HERMAN L.
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
148th Infantry Regiment, 37th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 29, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Herman L. Hess, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Cierges, France, September 29, 1918. Accompanied by a soldier, Lieutenant Hess made two trips through fire, and rescued two wounded left lying in an exposed place took up a new position.
General Orders No. 50, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Pomeroy, OH

HESTER, HARVEY S.
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
120th Infantry Regiment, 30th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 10, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Harvey S. Hester, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Vaux Andigny, France, October 10, 1918. Although severely wounded in the back by shrapnel, Lieutenant Hester led his platoon forward, covering a flank of his battalion which was exposed to heavy enemy fire.
General Orders No. 35, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Asheville, NC

HEUEISEN, FRANK A.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company A, 137th Infantry Regiment, 35th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 29, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Frank A. Heueisen, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Montrebeau Woods, France, September 29, 1918. When his company was checked and forced to withdraw into the woods, Sergeant Heueisen voluntarily went into an open field under heavy machine-gun fire and carried wounded soldiers a hundred yards to shelter, preventing their capture by the enemy.
General Orders No. 20, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Great Bend, KS

*HEWIT, BENJAMIN H.
Captain, U.S. Army
Company F, 316th Infantry Regiment, 79th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 28 - 29, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Benjamin H. Hewit, Captain, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Montfaucon, France, September 28 - 29, 1918. Captain Hewit led his men into battle with such fearlessness and valor that he was at all times able to reorganize and continue forward under most difficult circumstances. Although wounded, he remained in command, always being under terrific shell and machine-gun fire, but not until he had received a second wound did he relinquish his command. While being taken from the field he received a third wound.
General Orders No. 55, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Hollidaysburg, PA

HEYDENBERK, DICK
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Company D, 3d Machine-Gun Battalion, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 19, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Dick Heydenberk, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Ploisy, France, July 19, 1918. When he was wounded Private Heydenberk declined medical attention until he led his platoon through steady bombardment to its final objective and had seen to the proper placing of his guns. Although weak from loss of blood he stayed at his post and effectively directed the fire of his command until wounded four times.
General Orders No. No. 126, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Wayland, MI

HICKEY, THOMAS J.
Private, U.S. Army
Battery C, 101st Field Artillery, 26th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 24, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Thomas J. Hickey, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Samogneux, France, October 24, 1918. After his piece had received two direct hits and he was the only man left uninjured in his squad, Private Hickey refused to seek shelter and assisted in the evacuation of the wounded. During a terrific shelling, he made two trips to the aid station with a litter.
General Orders No. 21, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Providence, RI

HICKOK, CHARLES H., JR.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Headquarters Company, 122d Field Artillery, 33d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 1, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Charles H. Hickok, Jr., Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Verdun, France, November 1, 1918. Commanding an artillery liaison detail, Sergeant Hickok succeeded, after many attempts, in laying a telephone line through a heavy enemy barrage and opening up communication between infantry and artillery. Just as he reached a point where his line was connected with the Infantry Sergeant Hickok was severely wounded, losing his right leg.
General Orders No. 44, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Poughkeepsie, NY

HICKS, ALBERT (AKA: MCBRIDE, FRANK)
First Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company A, 9th Machine-Gun Battalion, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 14 - 15, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Albert Hicks, First Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action under the name Frank McBride. (See alias for citation)
AKA
Home Town: , Unknown

HICKS, CHARLES L.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company A, 6th Infantry Regiment, 5th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 5, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Charles L. Hicks, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Bois- de-Chatillon, France, November 5, 1918. Accompanied by another soldier, Sergeant Hicks advanced against an enemy machine-gun unit which was holding up the advance of his platoon and the company on his left. He completed the capturing of the position, killing three of the enemy and routing the remaining part of the unit, thereby enabling his platoon to advance to their objective.
General Orders No. 44, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Dawson Springs, KY

HIGGINS, MARTIN J.
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Company H, 165th Infantry Regiment, 42d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 30, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Martin J. Higgins, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Villers-sur-Fere, on July 30, 1918. Private First Class Higgins twice left shelter and went out into exposed places in front of the firing line, under heavy enemy machine-gun fire, and carried in wounded comrades.
General Orders No. 99, W.D., 1918
Home Town: New York, NY

HIGGINS, PATRICK P.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company B, 7th Engineers, 5th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 20, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Patrick P. Higgins, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Cunel, France, October 20, 1918. While making a reconnaissance within the enemy lines, Sergeant Higgins assisted in capturing an enemy machine-gun nest which was harassing the party. Under heavy machine-gun fire, he gave first-aid treatment to a wounded soldier, and when the officer in charge of the detachment was wounded, he bound up the latter's injuries and carried him two kilometers through heavy machine-gun and shell fire to an aid station.
General Orders No. 26, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Denver, CO

HIGGINS, WESTRA
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company C, 101st Infantry Regiment, 26th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 23, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Westra Higgins, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action north of Verdun, France, October 23, 1918. Sergeant Higgins alone attacked two machine-gun nests which were holding up the advance of his platoon, killing four of the enemy and capturing two.
General Orders No. No. 35, W.D., 1920
Home Town: Charlestown, MA

HIGGINS, WILLIAM H.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company I, 309th Infantry Regiment, 78th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 16, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to William H. Higgins, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Bois-de-Loges, France, October 16, 1918. Although painfully wounded early in an attack, Sergeant Higgins refused to be evacuated and continued to lead his platoon in the advance, displaying marked personal bravery.
General Orders 71, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Lockport, NY

HIGGS, HERMAN C.
Private, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 1st Gas Regiment, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 26, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Herman C. Higgs, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Montfaucon, France, September 26, 1918. Private Higgs worked continuously and heroically under withering fire from machine-guns, upon several occasions voluntarily going out ahead of the first wave to administer first aid to wounded soldiers. His untiring efforts and personal bravery saved the fives of many wounded soldiers and were a source of inspiration to the combat troops.
General Orders No. No. 147, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Lafayette, IN

HIGHLEY, CHARLES C.
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
319th Infantry Regiment, 80th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 1, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Charles C. Highley, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Immecourt, France, November 1, 1918. In the face of heavy machine-gun fire Lieutenant Highley personally led his platoon, or elements thereof, against several enemy machine-gun nests, putting out of action and capturing 15 guns with 50 prisoners. Later in the day he led a squad of men in an attack on a battery of enemy field pieces seen coming out of a wood south of Sivry, and succeeded in capturing the three pieces of artillery, together with 55 prisoners and 27 horses.
General Orders 81, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Conshohocken, PA

HIGHLEY, ELMER W.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 7th Engineers, 5th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 13, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Elmer W. Highley, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Nantillois, France, October 13, 1918. Sergeant Highley, although wounded, remained on duty after his battalion had passed on and the other troops in the vicinity had been forced into dugouts; giving first aid and directing the evacuation of his wounded comrades on a heavily shelled road.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Sturgis, SD

HIGLEY, GEORGE R.
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
124th Machine-Gun Battalion, 33d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 8, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to George R. Higley, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Consenvoye, France, October 8, 1918. Upon their own initiative Lieutenant Higley, who was on duty as reconnaissance officer, and another officer crossed the Meuse River to reconnoiter a supply route. They were fired upon by two enemy machine-guns, but, disregarding the heavy machine-gun and shell fire, they advanced on the enemy positions and captured the two machine-guns together with 31 Austrian prisoners.
General Orders No. 46, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Chicago Heights, IL

*HIGLEY, JAMES S.
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
364th Infantry Regiment, 91st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 27, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to James S. Higley, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Very, France, September 27, 1918. Lieutenant Higley fearlessly led his platoon under heavy enemy fire, from Mont des Allieux through the enemy position in the Bois-de-Cheppy. The following day he again valiantly led his platoon against enemy machine-gun positions near Very and continued leading the attack until killed by enemy fire.
General Orders No. No. 39, W.D., 1920
Home Town: Phoenix, AZ

HIGSON, WILLIE
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company C, 120th Infantry Regiment, 30th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 29, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Willie Higson, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Bellicourt, France, September 29, 1918. Corporal Higson showed extraordinary heroism and courage in leading men under heavy shrapnel and enfilading machine-gun fire during the attack on the Hindenburg line. During a temporary halt he acted as runner through this fire, and attempted to return after being severely wounded.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Henderson, NC

HILBURN, HERBERT S.
Captain, U.S. Army
359th Infantry Regiment, 90th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 2, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Herbert S. Hilburn, Captain, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Villers-devant- Dun, France, November 2, 1918. Under heavy machine-gun fire, Captain Hilburn repeatedly went to the rear of his company to rally and reorganize it, and then rushed forward to lead his men on. Having taken the town of Villers-devant-Dun and the crest beyond, he held it with only 16 men until the next morning against superior numbers of the enemy.
General Orders No. 46, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Plainview, TX

HILDEBRAND, HARRY
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company C, 3d Machine-Gun Battalion, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 18 - 24, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Harry Hildebrand, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Soissons, France, July 18 - 24, 1918. Sergeant Hildebrand went forward beyond the front line, exposed to fire of snipers, and repaired and put into action an abandoned enemy machine-gun. Later his platoon commander, being wounded and the platoon disorganized by direct artillery fire he took command, reorganized the platoon, gathered reinforcements, and protected a dangerously exposed flank of the infantry. He also voluntarily led his machine guns with the attacking battalion, rendering most efficient service until wounded.
General Orders No. 44, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Butte, MT

HILDRETH, RICHARD P.
Captain, U.S. Army
23d Infantry Regiment, 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 3, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Richard P. Hildreth, Captain, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Landres-et-St. Georges, France, November 3, 1918. During offensive operations west of the Meuse it was found necessary to withdraw his command to a less exposed position. When he had successfully accomplished this withdrawal, Captain Hildreth saw three of his men lying wounded 100 yards in front of his lines. Assisted by another officer, he crawled out, under heavy gun and shell fire, and safely conducted the wounded to shelter.
General Orders No. 46, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Chicago, IL

*HILGER, JOHN
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company M, 26th Infantry Regiment, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 19, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to John Hilger, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Soissons, France. In spite of two wounds received on July 19, 1918, Sergeant Hilger led his platoon against a machine-gun nest and flanked and captured it, but as this courageous and useful deed was accomplished he was struck by a machine-gun bullet and killed.
General Orders No. No. 132, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Kansas City, MO

HILL, FRANK Y.
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
117th Infantry Regiment, 30th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 8, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Frank Y. Hill, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Geneve, France, October 8, 1918. Lieutenant Hill was wounded by shell fire while he was leading his men forward, but he nevertheless continued in the attack until his men were stopped by intense machine-gun fire and forced to take cover in shell holes. Voluntarily leaving shelter, he thereupon started back to obtain reinforcements, and after going only a short distance was seriously wounded in three places by machine-gun fire.
General Orders No. 50, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Sparta, TN

HILL, GLEN
Private, U.S. Army
Company E, 104th Infantry Regiment, 26th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: April 12 - 13, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Glen Hill, Private, U.S. Army, for coolness and gallantry in action April 12 - 13, 1918, north of Rembercourt, France. Having recently been assigned to the regiment and hearing order for counter attack being given in an adjoining detachment, Private Hill joined the latter and himself killed two of the enemy with his bayonet.
General Orders No. No. 107, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Cedar Springs, MI

HILL, GUY H.
Private, U.S. Army
Company E, 28th Infantry Regiment, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 18 - 20, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Guy H. Hill, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Soissons, France, July 18 - 20, 1918. When the advance was held up by an enemy machine-gun, Private Hill rushed it single handed, put the gun out of commission, and took the crew prisoners.
General Orders No. No. 117, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Plattsburg, NY

*HILL, HENRY R.
Major, U.S. Army
128th Infantry Regiment, 32d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 16, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Henry R. Hill, Major, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Romagne-sous- Montfaucon, France, October 16, 1918. With absolute disregard for his personal safety, Major Hill led his battalion over the top personally reached the objective, and cleaned out enemy machine-gun nests. When a group of enemy machine gunners were about to open fire on his flank, Major Hill noticed them, and, armed only with a captured pistol, he immediately went forward to engage them. Taken by surprise, three of the crew surrendered, but one, remaining in the pit, turned the machine gun on him; and as Major Hill's pistol failed to work he was instantly killed by the machine-gun fire.
General Orders No. 35, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Quincy, IL

HILL, LLOYD G.
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
363d Infantry Regiment, 91st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 29, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Lloyd G. Hill, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Tronsol Farm, France, September 29, 1918. Receiving no response to a call for volunteers, First Lieutenant Hill personally went forward under machine-gun fire and rescued a wounded member of his detachment, bringing him in and transferring him to a first-aid station.
General Orders No. 44, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Spokane, WA

HILL, ROBERT
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company C, 61st Infantry Regiment, 5th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 6, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Robert Hill, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Cote-St. Germaine, France, November 6, 1918. When his platoon had been stopped by heavy artillery and machine-gun fire Corporal Hill crawled forward, though wounded, and led his men to their objective before being evacuated.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Buffalo, MN

HILL, SAMUEL
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Company E, 320th Infantry Regiment, 80th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 26, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Samuel Hill, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Bethincourt, France, September 26, 1918. Assisted by three comrades, Private Hill volunteered and went to the aid of a platoon which was held up by machine-gun fire. Although being under constant fire of the enemy, he flanked the stronghold and by effective use of his automatic rifle killed two officers and three enlisted men and captured the gun.
General Orders No. 21, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Apollo, PA

HILL, TERRELL WINFRED
Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army
312th Infantry Regiment, 78th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 23, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Terrell Winfred Hill, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Grand Pre, France, October 23, 1918. His company commander being wounded, Lieutenant Hill assumed command of the company and led it gallantly forward in the attack. Due to the intensity of the enemy fire, the advance was halted, but this officer continued to expose himself in order to place his men in a position of shelter. In the performance of this act he was himself wounded in the right arm but continued in active command of the company until relieved the following day.
General Orders No. No. 15, W.D., 1921
Home Town: Columbus, GA

HILL, WILLIAM H.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company A, 166th Infantry Regiment, 42d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 27, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to William H. Hill, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Haumont, France, September 27, 1918. Corporal Hill, while establishing liaison with a separate unit of his patrol under heavy machine-gun fire, personally captured two prisoners, and, after delivering them to a guard, continued with his mission. He was severely wounded while performing this dangerous mission.
General Orders No. 23, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Columbus, OH

HILLDRING, JOHN H.
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
Company K, 38th Infantry Regiment, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 22, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to John H. Hilldring, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action in the Fere Forest near Jaulgonne, France, July 22, 1918. During the attack on the slopes of Hill 210, Company K, 38th Infantry, lost contact with the unites of the battalion, becoming exposed to a severe flank attack by overwhelming forces of the enemy. Lieutenant Hilldring, in command of a platoon of Company K, repeatedly exposed himself to heavy enemy fire while making personal reconnaissances to the right flank to maintain liaison, consolidate the troops, and protect the company to withdraw. Earlier on this day, during an assault against the heights north of Charteves, Lieutenant Hilldring displayed unusual courage in leading two platoon runners in a flank attack against an element of the enemy defense which was firing into the flank and rear of his company, capturing the gun and several prisoners and driving off the other members of the hostile combat group.
General Orders No. No. 1, W.D., 1937
Home Town: Westport, CT

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

*HILLIG, HARRY
Private, U.S. Army
Company G, 119th Infantry Regiment, 30th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 29, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Harry Hillig, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Bellicourt, France, September 29, 1918. Although he had been seriously wounded in the neck by a machine-gun bullet, Private Hillig refused to go to the rear, and continued in the advance until he was killed several hours later.
General Orders No. 44, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Carrollton, IL

HINE, OTTO L. H.
Captain, U.S. Army
Dental Corps, 139th Infantry (Attached), 35th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 29 - 30, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Otto L. H. Hine, Captain, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Chaudron Farm, France, September 29 - 30, 1918. Upon his own initiative, Captain Hine (then first lieutenant) went to a dressing station in advance of the line, after the infantry had withdrawn, and worked under heavy bombardment of gas and high explosive shells, dressing the patients and directing their evacuation. That night he returned to our lines through heavy artillery and machine-gun fire to arrange for ambulances and litters. Later he made another trip to the rear for the purpose of securing an artillery barrage to protect his dressing station. Through his exceptional courage and energy, all the wounded men were safely evacuated.
General Orders 81, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Muskogee, OK

HINES, JOHN L.
Brigadier General, U.S. Army
1st Infantry Brigade, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 21, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to John L. Hines, Brigadier General, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Berzy-le- Sec, France, July 21, 1918. At a critical time during the battle southwest of Soissons, when liaison had been broken between the 16th Infantry and 26th Infantry, and repeated efforts to reestablish it had failed, General Hines, then in command of the 1st Infantry Brigade, personally went through terrific artillery fire to the front lines of the 16th Infantry, located its left flank, and, walking in front of the lines, encouraged the troops by his example of fearlessness and disregard of danger. He then succeeded in finding the right forward elements of the 26th Infantry and directed the linking up of the two regiments, thereby enabling the operations to be pushed forward successfully.
General Orders No. No. 10, W.D., 1920
Home Town: White Sulphur Springs, WV

HINES, PAUL H.
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
102d Infantry Regiment, 26th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 25 - 26, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Paul H. Hines, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Marcheville and Riaville, France, September 25 - 26, 1918. Lieutenant Hines showed great bravery and devotion to duty throughout this action. At one time he went through a violent artillery bombardment and machine-gun fire to reestablish broken liaison with battalion on left. Later he voluntarily led a party of first-aid men across an open field swept by machine-gun fire and rescued a wounded officer after several previous attempts had failed.
General Orders No. No. 139, W.D., 1918
Home Town: South Boston, MA

HINSON, GUY R.
Sergeant First Class, U.S. Army
Company F, 105th Engineers, 30th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: August 27, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Guy R. Hinson, Sergeant First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action in Canal sector, Belgium, August 27, 1918. Sergeant First Class Hinson was in charge of a platoon, delivering a highly concentrated gas-cloud attack against the enemy, when the cloud unexpectedly flared back. After leading his men to a place of safety, this soldier went back into the cloud four times at imminent peril to his own life, collecting and rescuing others who had been overcome. Conducting his platoon through heavy machine- gun fire, he put them in charge of another sergeant with instructions to resume their mission, while he again returned to search for gassed men, and found all but two. His excellent leadership and unusual courage prevented many casualties and at the same time effected the completion of an important mission.
General Orders No. No. 145, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Charlotte, NC

HINTZ, EDWARD E.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company I, 102d Infantry Regiment, 26th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 29, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Edward E. Hintz, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Bouresches, France, July 20, 1918. Although seriously wounded, Corporal Hintz remained on duty, and, with nine remaining men of his platoon, assisted in filling a gap between his company and the company on the right, a distance of about 200 yards, until support arrived.
General Orders No. 126, W.D., 1919
Home Town: New Britain, CT

HIRSCHFELDER, CHESTER J.
Captain, U.S. Army
5th Machine-Gun Battalion, 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 4, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Chester J. Hirschfelder, Captain, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near St. Etienne, France, October 4, 1918. When an enemy machine gun was inflicting heavy casualties upon his company, Captain Hirschfelder crawled forward alone across a field exposed to heavy machine-gun fire and threw hand grenades into the enemy position. His action silenced the machine gun and prevented further casualties to his company.
General Orders No. No. 53, W.D., 1920
Home Town: Beeville, TX

HISER, HENRY
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Company B, 136th Machine-Gun Battalion, 37th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 26, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Henry Hiser, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Avocourt, France, September 26, 1918. When the advance of his platoon was held up by fire from a hostile machine-gun nest, Private Hiser advanced alone ahead of the platoon, worked his way around the flank and rear, and single-handed killed the officer in command and a gunner and captured 15 prisoners, thereby enabling his platoon to advance.
General Orders No. No. 56, W.D., 1922
Home Town: Levanna, OH

HITCHENS, ERNEST L.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company K, 313th Infantry Regiment, 79th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 7 - 8, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Ernest L. Hitchens, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Crepion, France, November 7 - 8, 1918. While his battalion was conducting a relief, Sergeant Kitchens and four members of his platoon were wounded by shell fire. After he had taken the four wounded comrades to a first-aid station, he immediately returned without treatment to himself, despite his severe suffering from, three body wounds, and remained with his platoon until the completion of the relief.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Baltimore, MD

*HIX, JAMES C.
Private, U.S. Army
Company F, 127th Infantry Regiment, 32d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 30, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to James C. Hix, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Roncheres, France, July 30, 1918. With another soldier, Private Hix volunteered to go out in advance of our lines to rescue wounded soldiers who had been left there when the company withdrew. Under heavy fire, they made two trips, bringing back wounded men. Private Hix was wounded by machine-gun fire, when he went out for the third time.
General Orders 66, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Beloit, WI

HOBBS, AVIS T.
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
119th Infantry Regiment, 30th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: August 30 & October 8, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Avis T. Hobbs, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Voormezeele, Belgium, August 30, 1918, and near Busigny, France, October 9, 1918. Under heavy shell fire and in full view of the enemy First Lieutenant Hobbs volunteered for and conducted a daylight patrol of one man and himself to reconnoiter the best route for a raid, obtaining very valuable information. Later, when in the course of an attack our line was held up by the enemy, he led a patrol of twelve men; and under heavy fire, placed his Lewis gun so as to drive out the enemy, advancing two thousand yards ahead of our front lines to gain information.
General Orders 81, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Lebanon, TN

HOBSCHEID, PAUL
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company C, 131st Infantry Regiment, 33d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: August 9, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Paul Hobscheid, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Chipilly Ridge, France, August 9, 1918. Sergeant Hobscheid, under heavy fire, advanced into a hostile sniping post, found and entered a long dugout, and brought out 30 prisoners.
General Orders No. No. 128, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Chicago, IL

HOBSON, HENRY W.
Major, U.S. Army
356th Infantry Regiment, 89th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 12, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Henry W. Hobson, Major, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near St. Mihiel, France, September 12, 1918. Within ten minutes after the beginning of the advance, at 5 a. m., Major Hobson was twice wounded in the shoulder by a machine-gun bullet and by shrapnel in the leg. Being in command of the assault battalion and realizing the importance of its operations, he continued to accompany and direct his command throughout the day, notwithstanding his wounds which caused him great pain and difficulty of movement. At halts he had to be assisted to lie down and get up by his adjutant; nevertheless he remained on duty until the fighting of the day was over.
General Orders No. 99, W.D., 1918
Home Town: New York, NY

HODGES, COURTNEY H.
Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Army
6th Infantry Regiment, 5th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 2 - 4, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Courtney H. Hodges, Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Breulles, France, November 2 - 4, 1918. Lieutenant Colonel Hodges personally conducted a reconnaissance of the Meuse River, to determine the most advantageous location for a crossing, and for a bridge site. Having organized a storming party, he attacked the enemy not 100 paces distant, and, although failing, he managed to effect the crossing of the canal after 20 hours of ceaseless struggling. His fearlessness and courage were mainly responsible for the advance of his brigade to the heights east of the Meuse.
General Orders No. 3, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Perry, GA

*HOEYNCK, FRANK J.
Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army
314th Engineers, 89th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 6 - 7, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Frank J. Hoeynck, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Bantheville, France, November 6 - 7, 1918. Lieutenant Hoeynck, on a reconnaissance of the bridge at Pouilly, and the road from Pouilly to Inor. He was accompanied on the expedition by a soldier of his platoon, the two being the first to cross the river at Inor. At this point they gained most valuable information. re-crossing the river, he made his way to Pouilly, under machine-gun fire, collecting engineer data of the greatest importance. Just as they approached their destination Lieutenant Hoeynick was killed by machine-gun fire.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Chicago, IL

HOFFMAN, CLYDE O.
First Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company K, 357th Infantry Regiment, 90th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 14, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Clyde O. Hoffman, First Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Fey-en-Haye, France, September 14, 1918. Sergeant Hoffman was seriously wounded when three enemy machine guns opened fire on his platoon at a range of only twenty-five yards, but he continued firing on the enemy until the enemy guns were silenced, inspiring the other members of his platoon by his coolness and courage.
General Orders 98, W.D., 1919
Home Town: El Reno, OK

HOFFMAN, EARL A.
Private, U.S. Army
Company C, 341st Machine-Gun Battalion, 89th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 24, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Earl A. Hoffman, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action in the Bois-de-Bantheville, France, October 24, 1918. Severely wounded while dressing the wounds of 23 of his platoon, Private Hoffman continued his work until he fainted from pain and was evacuated.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Randolph, NE

HOFFMAN, HENRY J.
Private, U.S. Army
Battery C, 151st Field Artillery, 42d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 15, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Henry J. Hoffman, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Suippes, France, July 15, 1918. After telephonic communication had been severed, Private Hoffman volunteered and carried a message over territory perilously swept by shell fire. He was further hindered by being obliged to wear his gas mask, but the mission was successfully accomplished.
General Orders No. 35, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Virginia, MN

HOFFMAN, MYRON I.
First Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company M, 363d Infantry Regiment, 91st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 31, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Myron I. Hoffman, First Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Paarden Kanter, Belgium, October 31, 1918. Sergeant Hoffman was mortally wounded by shell fire while he was returning to report to his company commander the position of the dressing station, which he had located in order that the wounded might be evacuated under cover of darkness. While being carried to the rear in great pain he directed his litter bearers to go by way of the battalion post of command in order that he might deliver his reports.
General Orders No. No. 21, W.D., 1918
Home Town: San Francisco, CA

HOGAN, JOHN A.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company C, 358th Infantry Regiment, 90th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 28 - 30, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to John A. Hogan, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Bois-des-Rappes, France, October 28 - 30, 1918. While Sergeant of a liaison platoon, he volunteered to locate a machine-gun nest, and under heavy fire, went out alone and destroyed it. He volunteered to go out on a dangerous reconnaissance mission and returned with valuable information of the enemy, thus enabling a successful machine-gun barrage to be laid down on the hostile positions.
General Orders 98, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Heavener, OK

HOGAN, JOHN V.
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Company D, 355th Infantry Regiment, 89th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 12, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to John V. Hogan, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Bois-de-Mort Mare, France, September 12, 1918. Private Hogan was in command of the 4th Platoon of Company d, 355th Infantry, when it encountered a machine gun delivering an effective fire upon our troops. Placing his men under cover he went forward alone, without orders, and in utter disregard of his own safety. He killed the gunner and one other, captured the gun, and took ten prisoners. He was constantly under heavy enemy fire yet he pressed on with undaunted courage and determination.
General Orders No. 7, W.D., 1929
Home Town: Chicago, IL

HOGE, WILLIAM M.
Major, U.S. Army
7th Engineers, 5th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 4, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to William M. Hoge, Jr., Major, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Brieulles, France, November 4, 1918. After personally and voluntarily reconnoitering the site of a pontoon bridge over the Meuse, in daylight and under direct shell fire, Major Hoge commanded the movement of a train of heavy wagons, under enemy observation, to this location. Major Hoge then supervised the construction of the bridge and the successful crossing of the train.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Lexington, MO

HOGGLE, JOHN
Private, U.S. Army
Company D, 7th Engineers, 5th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 4, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to John Hoggle, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Brieulles, France, November 4, 1918. When three of the boats supporting a pontoon bridge across the Meuse River were destroyed by artillery fire, Private Hoggle voluntarily waded into the stream to a depth of four feet, 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: Delmar, AL

HOLCOMB, ROY
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company H, 166th Infantry Regiment, 42d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 14, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Roy Holcomb, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Sommerance, France, October 14, 1918. Sergeant Holcomb remained with his platoon throughout the day, leading and directing them in action, although badly gassed and ordered to the hospital.
General Orders No. No. 23, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Chillicothe, OH

HOLDEN, JAMES E.
Private, U.S. Army
Headquarters Company, 312th Infantry Regiment, 78th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 20, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to James E. Holden, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Limey, France, September 20, 1918. Undaunted by heavy shell fire, Private Holden, a runner between brigade and regiment headquarters, delivered an important message, walking and crawling through a wood which was being so heavily bombarded with gas and high-explosive shells that it had been evacuated. He returned to his post, after delivering his message, through the same severe fire.
General Orders No. 44, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Newark, NJ

HOLLAND, HARRY G.
Private, U.S. Army
Company B, 122d Machine-Gun Battalion, 33d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 10, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Harry G. Holland, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Bois-de-Chaume, France, October 10, 1918. Advancing alone against 20 of the enemy whom he saw bringing machine-guns into position to enfilade his position, Private Holland killed ten and routed the rest, his entire exploit being under heavy shell and machine-gun fire.
General Orders No. 44, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Lincoln, IL

HOLLAND, JAMES W.
Sergeant First Class, U.S. Army
Company D, 105th Engineers, 30th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 29, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to James W. Holland, Sergeant First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Bellicourt, France, September 29, 1918. While suffering from severe wounds and still subjected to intense artillery fire, Sergeant Holland directed the evacuation of his platoon commander and fully instructed his junior sergeant before he would allow himself to be evacuated.
General Orders No. 21, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Gastonia, NC

HOLLAND, RICHARD W.
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Company F, 130th Infantry Regiment, 33d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 10, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Richard W. Holland, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Marcheville, France, November 10, 1918. When his platoon was in an isolated position, exposed to heavy fire, Private First Class Holland volunteered to carry a message through intense machine-gun and artillery fire. Though his rifle was shot from his hands, he delivered the message.
General Orders 71, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Rend, IL

HOLLIDAY, HARRY
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
Machine-Gun Company, 30th Infantry Regiment, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 15, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Harry Holliday, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Mezy, France, July 15, 1918. Although wounded during the enemy's barrage, Lieutenant Holliday remained in charge of his gun squad, protecting it from the flank with pistol and hand grenades. He was again wounded by hand grenade but persisted in protecting the flank of the gun, though the enemy had advanced as close as the muzzle. After keeping his gun in action for ten hours he organized a platoon of his gunners and stragglers and fought a retiring action for over a mile. He remained with his men until ordered to the hospital on account of his wounds.
General Orders No. 32, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Traverse City, MI

HOLLINGSWORTH, 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 Hollingsworth, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Remonville, France, November 1, 1918. Corporal Hollingsworth led his combat group against a machine-gun position, through an intense machine-gun and artillery fire, and although severely wounded, took part in the capture of the machine guns and crews. He refused to be evacuated until he had reported to his company commander.
General Orders No. 44, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Henderson, NC

HOLLIS, GEORGE G.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company E, 356th Infantry Regiment, 89th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 4, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to George G. Hollis, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Lucy, France, November 4, 1918. While acting as scout of a patrol group, Corporal Hollis encountered an enemy machine-gun nest and opened fire on it. He killed the gunner and captured the nest, thereby protecting the balance of his patrol from casualties. He turned the captured guns on the enemy.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Ajo, AZ

HOLLOWAY, HORACE L.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
308th Trench Mortar Battery, 83d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 23, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Horace L. Holloway, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Brabant-sur-Meuse, France, October 23, 1918. During an offensive action in Boissois Bois Sergeant Holloway remained at his post under the most hazardous circumstances. In the open, under fire of machine guns and 77s, he kept his mortar going for 57 minutes, firing 230 bombs. Repeatedly knocked down by concussion of exploding shells, he only ceased firing when exhausted.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Richmond, VA

HOLLY, GEORGE W.
Private, U.S. Army
Company D, 307th Infantry Regiment, 77th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: June 23, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to George W. Holly, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Baccarat, France, June 23, 1918. Private Holly attempted to catch a hand grenade thrown into the window of his dugout by a German and did succeed in diverting it and thereby saving from death or injury a number of his comrades, but in the effort lost most of his hand.
General Orders No. No. 107, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Mount Vernon, NY

HOLMES, ALBERT P.
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 Albert P. Holmes, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Chipilly Ridge, France, August 9, 1918. After six runners had been killed or wounded in an attempt to establish liaison with battalion headquarters, Private Holmes volunteered for this hazardous duty and succeeded in getting through under heavy shell fire where others had failed.
General Orders No. No. 128, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Chicago, IL

*HOLMES, BURTON
Private, U.S. Army
Company C, 371st Infantry Regiment, 93d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 28, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Burton Holmes, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Hill 188, France, September 28, 1918. After he had been badly wounded and his automatic rifle had been put out of commission, Private Holmes returned to his company, under extremely heavy machine-gun and shell fire, and taking another automatic rifle, went back and reopened fire on the enemy. While thus engaged he was killed.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Pendleton, SC

HOLMES, CHARLES
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Company B, 127th Infantry Regiment, 32d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 14, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Charles Holmes, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Gesnes, France, October 14, 1918. Private Holmes carried to safety a wounded officer, passing over a path blocked by two barbed-wire obstacles, and enfiladed by enemy machine-gun fire. After successfully accomplishing this perilous mission, Private Holmes succeeded in working his way back to his company over the same route, in the face of heavy fire.
General Orders 66, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Potter Valley, CA

HOLMES, CHRISTIAN R.
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
26th Infantry Regiment, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: March 22, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Christian R. Holmes, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Ansauville, France, March 22, 1918. As leader of a patrol First Lieutenant Holmes displayed extraordinary heroism and daring; he cut and crawled through 12 strands of wire in front of an enemy listening post, leaped upon the sentinel, made him a prisoner, and brought him back through "No Manís Land".
General Orders No. No. 129, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Cincinnati, OH

HOLMES, FELIX R.
Captain, U.S. Army
129th Infantry Regiment, 33d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 11, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Felix R. Holmes, Captain, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Consenvoye, France, October 11, 1918. After being wounded and ordered to the aid station, Captain Holmes reported to his regimental headquarters, giving a detailed report of the forward conditions. His strength failing, while attempting to reach the aid station alone, he was assisted to the place, had his wounds dressed, and was tagged for evacuation, but instead returned to the front line, through intense shell, machine-gun and sniper fire, and took command of his company.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Cranberry, WV

HOLMES, FRANK D.
Private, 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 Frank D. Holmes, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Cierges, France, August 1, 1918. After he had seen two runners wounded in attempting to get through, Private Holmes voluntarily undertook the mission. He crossed an open field about 500 meters wide, thence through the town of Cierges, constantly under direct enemy observation and subjected to withering fire, and, after delivering his message, he returned over the same route. Called upon to guide a company to a new position, he led them up in groups to avoid losses, making several trips through the murderous fire.
General Orders 64, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Chicago, IL

HOLMES, HARVEY H.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company H, 38th Infantry Regiment, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 15 - 19, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Harvey H. Holmes, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Mezy, France, July 15 - 19, 1918. Corporal Holmes observed that a number of Germans were moving toward a clump of bushes near our front during the battle of the Marne. With a patrol of his men Corporal Holmes rushed the position under heavy machine-gun fire and captured 60 prisoners.
General Orders No. 46, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Norwich, NY

*HOLMES, JAMES H., JR.
Captain, U.S. Army
26th Infantry Regiment, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 18 - 19, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to James H. Holmes, Jr., Captain, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Soissons, France, July 18 - 19, 1918. After having bravely led his company in three attacks in two days near Soissons, France, Captain Holmes was killed in a fourth attack, while charging an enemy machine-gun.
General Orders No. No. 132, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Charleston, SC

HOLMES, OLIVER WENDELL
Limey, U.S. Army
353d Infantry Regiment, 89th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 12, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Oliver Wendell Holmes, Limey, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Limey, France, September 12, 1918. Seeing his lieutenant fall severely wounded, Private Holmes, with another stretcher bearer, rushed through heavy machine-gun fire to his assistance. When they had placed the lieutenant on their stretcher and were endeavoring to go through the heavy fire to the dressing station, Private Holmes fell mortally wounded.
General Orders No. No. 28, W.D., 1921
Home Town: Hastings, NE

*HOLROYD, CROSSLEY MONTROSE
Private, U.S. Army
Company B, 109th Infantry Regiment, 28th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 16, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Crossley Montrose Holroyd, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action on July 16, 1918, near St. Agnan, France, Private Holroyd voluntarily left the shelter of the trench and went into machine-gun and artillery fire three times to rescue wounded comrades 100 yards away.
General Orders No. 108, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Philadelphia, PA

HOLT, FRANK MAURICE
Sergeant, 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 Frank Maurice Holt, Sergeant, 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, Sergeant Holt, in company with two other men, rescued a French soldier from drowning in a stream. This act was performed while the valley was filled with mustard gas.
General Orders No. 15, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Milwaukee, WI

HOLT, JEFFERSON L.
Private, U.S. Army
Medical Corps, 2d Engineers, 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: June 2 - 3, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Jefferson L. Holt, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action during the day and night of June 2 - 3, 1918. Private Holt exposed himself to severe and continuous fire beyond call of duty in order to bring aid to wounded engineers and marines.
General Orders No. 99, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Pecos, TX

HOLT, WALTER A.
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 Walter A. Holt, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near St. Juvin, France, October 15 - 16, 1918. Private Holt volunteered to establish liaison with the unit on the right, although this mission required that he cross an area swept by heavy artillery and machine-gun fire. Although fired upon at short range by enemy snipers, he successfully completed his mission and succeeded in capturing three German prisoners. Later he exposed himself to heavy machine-gun fire in order to assist in the rescue of the wounded.
General Orders No. 72, W.D., 1920
Home Town: Rochelle, GA

HOLTZ, ADOLPH
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Company D, 101st Infantry Regiment, 26th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 23, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Adolph Holtz, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action in the Trugny Woods, near Chateau-Thierry, France, July 23, 1918. Private Holtz, with two other men in an advanced position ahead of the battalion, charged a machine- gun, killed four of the enemy, and drove off the rest, thereby making possible the advance of their comrades.
General Orders No. No. 125, W.D., 1918
Home Town: North Plymouth, MA

*HOLTZ, FRANK F.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company C, 307th Infantry Regiment, 77th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 4, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Frank F. Holtz, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Verdun, France, October 11 - 13, 1918. His platoon held up and cut off from the remainder of the company, he volunteered to establish liaison and summon reinforcements after several runners had been killed or captured in the attempt. Passing through intense artillery and machine-gun fire, he carried word to his company commander, but was mortally wounded while returning to his platoon.
General Orders 71, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Buffalo, NY

HOLZ, WILLIAM
First Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company H, 18th Infantry Regiment, 77th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 18 & 19, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to William Holz, First Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action south of Soissons, France, July 18 & 19, 1918. Sergeant Holz exposed himself to heavy enemy fire reorganizing a platoon of his company and in leading it forward in the attack. He was wounded by a fragment of a high-explosive shell the following day while again leading his platoon in the attack. Although directed for evacuation to the hospital he refused to go, and gathered together a small group of stragglers and led them forward to the attacking line. Later he was forced to go to the rear on account of weakness from loss of blood.
General Orders No. No. 53, W.D., 1920
Home Town: Lancaster, PA

HOLZGREBE, WILLIAM
Private, U.S. Army
Company K, 125th Infantry Regiment, 32d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 11, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to William Holzgrebe, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Verdun, France, October 11 - 13, 1918. Private Holzgrebe, runner of the 3d 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 3d Battalion. The valley was swept by machine-gun fire, the terrain affording absolutely no protection, requiring a perilous dash of 500 yards over open ground before any cover was reached. It was only by display of supreme courage that important messages reached the battalion.
General Orders No. No. 140, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Escanaba, MI

HOLZMAN, GEORGE D.
Private, U.S. Army
3d Battalion, 362d Infantry Regiment, 91st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 11, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to George D. Holzman, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Gesnes, France, October 11, 1918. Private Holzman, on duty at one of the posts of a double relay of runners between battalion and regimental headquarters, carried numerous messages through heavily shelled area. Three other soldiers were killed and five seriously wounded along his route, but with unfaltering devotion to duty Private Holzman continued at his work of relaying messages until he was relieved.
General Orders No. No. 137, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Valley City, ND

HOLZMAN, SIDNEY
Private, U.S. Army
Machine-Gun Company, 132d Infantry Regiment, 33d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 10, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Sidney Holzman, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action in the Bois-De-Foret, France, October 10, 1918. After six runners had been killed or wounded in attempts to get through heavy shell fire with an important message from the regimental commander of the 39th Infantry, to the regimental commander of the 59th Infantry, Private Holzman, with Private James J. Snyder, responded to a call for volunteers and succeeded in delivering the message.
General Orders No. 32, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Chicago, IL

HONCHAR, STEVE
Private, U.S. Army
Company A, 60th Infantry Regiment, 5th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 7, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Steve Honchar, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Brandeville, France, November 7, 1918. When a small group of his platoon with which he was advancing, was surprised by enemy machine-gun fire, Private Honchar, an automatic rifleman, selected a position and opened fire. He silenced a portion of the fire and drew the rest in his direction, thereby enabling his comrades to take cover. After being wounded three times ha called a comrade and directed his fire, after which he crawled back for first-aid treatment.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Akron, OH

HOOD, ROBERT B.
Captain, 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 B. Hood, Captain, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Thiaucourt, France, September 12, 1918. While acting as executive officer, Captain Hood brought the battery into action under fire, superintended the placing of the guns and the unloading of the ammunition, and directed the fire of the battery under an intense enfilading fire. When the entire gun crew of his first piece was wiped out, he hastily formed a supplementary gun squad and succeeded in getting the first piece into action again within four minutes.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Hutchinson, KS

*HOOK, ALFRED J.
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
106th Infantry Regiment, 27th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 29, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Alfred J. Hook, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action east of Ronssoy, France, September 29, 1918. Lieutenant Hook exhibited great courage and gallantry in taping off the line of departure for his company under a heavy shell and machine-gun fire, Later in the attack this daring officer was killed at the head of his company.
General Orders No. No. 139, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Brooklyn, NY

*HOOK, JOSEPH J.
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
356th Infantry Regiment, 89th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 5 & 6, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Joseph J. Hook, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Pouilly, France, November 5 & 6, 1918. Participating in the first reconnaissance of the damaged bridges at Pouilly, with two others, Lieutenant Hook advanced more than 500 meters beyond the American outposts, crossing three branches of the Meuse River and successfully encountering the enemy.
General Orders No. No. 3, W.D., 1921
Home Town: Atlanta, GA

HOOK, WILLIAM B.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company B, 4th Engineers, 4th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: August 9, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to William B. Hook, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near St. Thibaut, France, August 9. 1918. While a member of a party engaged in constructing a bridge across the Vesle River, in advance of the Infantry, Sergeant Hook voluntarily plunged into the stream under heavy enemy machine-gun and grenade fire, swam with a line to the opposite bank, which was held by the enemy; and securely tied the end of the bridge to the opposite bank.
General Orders 98, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Los Angeles, OH

HOOPER, MONROE C.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company I, 119th Infantry Regiment, 30th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 10, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Monroe C. Hooper, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Busigny, France, October 10. 1918. Knocked down by the explosion of an explosive bullet beneath his helmet, Corporal Hooper regained his feet and led the members of his patrol against a hostile patrol which had been encountered. Though he and his men were outnumbered nearly five to one, he led the advance against the enemy, himself killing seven Germans.
General Orders 81, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Andrews, NC

HOOVER, CHARLES S.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
308th Battery, Trench Artillery, 158th Field Artillery Brigade, 158th Field Artillery Brigade, 83d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 23, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Charles S. Hoover, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Brabant-sur- Meuse, France, October 23, 1918. Sergeant Hoover, during the offensive action in the Boissois Bois was in charge of two trench mortars. Wounded by shrapnel and knocked down by the explosion of bombs, he returned to the one mortar that was undamaged and continued to fire until it was put out of action.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Columbus, OH

*HOPE, BEN
Private, U.S. Army
Company D, 167th Infantry Regiment, 42d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 26, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Ben Hope, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action northeast of Chateau-Thierry, France, July 26, 1918. After he had been wounded in the head Private Hope continued to advance against the enemy until he had been wounded three more times. He died as a result of these wounds.
General Orders No. No. 117, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Huntsville, AL

HOPKINS, GEORGE A.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company G, 126th Infantry Regiment, 32d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 14, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to George A. Hopkins, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Cierges, France, October 14, 1918. Although he had received a wound in the head Sergeant Hopkins returned to his platoon, which had been stopped by a machine gun one hundred yards away, and was suffering many casualties. Passing to the flank of the platoon, Sergeant Hopkins located the enemy gunner and shot him, taking the other two members of the crew prisoners. The platoon thereupon resumed its advance.
General Orders 66, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Burlingame, KS

*HOPKINS, THOMAS
Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army
139th Infantry Regiment, 35th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 20, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Thomas Hopkins, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Wesserling, France, July 20, 1918. Second Lieutenant Hopkins left his own post of comparative safety and voluntarily went through a heavy artillery barrage to rescue a private who was wounded and entangled in barbed wire. While engaged in this self- sacrificing effort he was killed.
General Orders No. No. 126, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Wichita, KS

HOPKINS, WILLIAM T.
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
76th Field Artillery, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 28, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to William T. Hopkins, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Le Channel, France, July 28, 1918. After his commanding officer, himself, and 32 members of the battery had been wounded by a bomb from an enemy plane, Lieutenant Hopkins assumed command of the battery, remaining at his post until all wounded had been evacuated and another officer found to replace him.
General Orders No. 44, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Savannah, GA

HOPP, HARVEY M.
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Battery C, 122d Field Artillery, 33d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 30, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Harvey M. Hopp, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Romagne, France, October 23, 1918. Under fire from enemy artillery, machine-guns and snipers, Private Hopp crawled out in the open to within 50 meters of a hostile position, remaining there several hours and returning with valuable information concerning the enemy's movements.
General Orders No. 44, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Wilmette, IL

HOPPE, HARRY E.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company K, 115th Infantry Regiment, 29th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 31, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Harry E. Hoppe, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Gildwiller, Alsace, on July 31, 1918. Sergeant Hoppe displayed extraordinary heroism, presence of mind, and physical endurance during an enemy raid against his small advance post near Gildwiller, in Alsace, on July 31, 1918. Although seriously wounded from grenades, he and one private from his company counterattacked a greatly superior enemy, personally killing at least one of them with his rifle, preventing any entry by the enemy into his post, and finally reentering our lines after having received a second severe wound.
General Orders No. 7, W.D., 1925
Home Town: Baltimore, MD

HOPPING, FLOYD
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company L, 363d Infantry Regiment, 91st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 29, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Floyd Hopping, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Very, France, September 29, 1918. When his company was stopped by a wide belt of barbed wire Sergeant Hopping, then a mechanic, voluntarily went forward, under heavy machine-gun fire, and cut lanes through the wire in several places, thereby enabling his company to push through without casualties.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Los Gatos, CA

*HORGAN, HARRY B.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company C, 165th Infantry Regiment, 42d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 31, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Harry B. Horgan, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Ferme de Meurcy, near Villers-Sur-Fere, France, July 31, 1918. After his platoon had moved from an open field to the cover of the woods, Corporal Horgan returned to the field under heavy machine-gun fire to rescue a wounded comrade lying in an exposed position, and was killed by the side of the man he tried to save.
General Orders No. No. 102, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Congress Junction, AZ

HORN, IRVIN B.
Private, U.S. Army
Company D, 7th Engineers, 5th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 14, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Irvin B. Horn, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Cunel, France, October 14, 1918. Private Horn boldly entered a hostile dug-out by himself, knowing that it was occupied by the enemy, and, when he was confronted by a German major and his orderly, killed the major and captured the orderly.
General Orders No. 44, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Avon, IL

HORNE, WILLIAM T.
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Machine-Gun Company, 117th Infantry Regiment, 30th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 8 - 10, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to William T. Horne, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Busigny, France, October 8 - 10, 1918. Near Busigny, on October 8, Private First Class Horne was gassed, but he remained on duty for two days until the objective had been reached.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Knoxville, TN

HORSEMAN, CARL
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company C, 115th Infantry Regiment, 29th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 12, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Carl Horseman, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action in the Bois- de-Consenvoye, France, October 12, 1918. Sergeant Horseman voluntarily left shelter and went through heavy shell fire to rescue some men who had been wounded when a shell struck their dugout. After administering first-aid treatment he assisted them to a dressing station.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Cambridge, MD

HORTON, EUGENE W.
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Company K, 308th Infantry Regiment, 77th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: August 22, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Eugene W. Horton, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Ville-Savoye, France, August 22, 1918. When his company was attacked by greatly superior numbers of the enemy, Private Horton continued to operate his automatic rifle although exposed to heavy machine-gun fire. His gallant conduct was a material factor in the successful repulse of the enemy who were endeavoring to turn the flank of his organization.
General Orders No. No. 11, W.D., 1921
Home Town: New York, NY

*HORTON, HARDIN F.
Second Lieutenant, 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 Hardin F. Horton, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Bois-de-Chaume, France, October 10, 1918. Although twice wounded, Lieutenant Horton refused to leave his command, continuing to lead it through annihilating machine- gun and perilous shell fire. When a machine gun on the flank opened fire and caused many casualties on his forces, he seized a rifle, and, firing from a standing position, he was wounded a third time and killed.
General Orders 78, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Ithaca, NY

HORTON, HARRY H.
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 148th Field Artillery, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 11, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Harry H. Horton, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Montfaucon, France, October 11, 1918. Although himself severely wounded in the legs, chest, and face, and his lower jaw shattered by the explosion of an enemy shell in the first-aid station, Private Horton, refusing first aid and, despite the fact that he was speechless and suffering intense pain, made his way under heavy fire to the nearest dugout and summoned aid for his wounded comrades. He then returned to his station and assisted in the evacuation of the wounded.
General Orders No. 8, W.D., 1935
Home Town: Laramie, WY

HORTON, VAN
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company E, 366th Infantry Regiment, 92d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 4, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Van Horton, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Lesseux, France, September 4, 1918. During a hostile attack, preceded by a heavy minenwerfer barrage, involving the entire front of the battalion, the combat group to which this courageous soldier belonged was attacked by about 20 of the enemy, using liquid fire. The sergeant in charge of the group and four other men having been killed, he fearlessly rushed to receive the attack and the persistency with which he fought resulted in stopping the attack and driving back the enemy.
General Orders No. No. 143, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Athens, AL

*HOSKINS, LEONARD C.
Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army
52d Artillery, Coast Artillery Corps
Date of Action: June 28, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Leonard C. Hoskins, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near La Chappelle, France, June 28, 1918. Second Lieutenant Hoskins gave proof of great devotion and bravery when he entered a shell-swept area in search for wounded, and was killed while conducting several of his men to safety.
General Orders No. No. 101, W.D., 1918
Home Town: East Las Vegas, NM

HOSP, JAMES
Private, U.S. Army
Company H, 53d Infantry Regiment, 6th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 4, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to James Hosp, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Landersbach, Alsace, October 4, 1918. Private Hosp was a member of a party of 50 attacked by an enemy raiding party consisting of about 300 storm troops. During the raid and before the barrage lifted he crossed over open ground to his poet and manned it alone throughout the engagement. During the latter part of the fight he was the sole protection for a group of soldiers near him who had been flanked by the enemy.
General Orders No. No. 130, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Ilion, NY

HOSTETTER, JAY F.
Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army
10th Field Artillery, 10th Field Artillery, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 14 - 15, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Jay F. Hostetter, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Greves Farm, France, July 14 - 15, 1918. Having discovered that two French guns on his left had lost all the crew during the terrific German bombardment, Lieutenant Hostetter requested and obtained permission to use them. Securing volunteers from his ranks, he pressed the guns into action, and for several hours poured an effective fire into the forces of the advancing enemy. His entire exploit was subjected to the extreme danger of high explosives and gas shells.
General Orders No. No. 27, W.D., 1920
Home Town: Lancaster, PA

HOUSEHOLDER, JONATHAN A.
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Section No. 590, Ambulance Service, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 7, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Jonathan A. Householder, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Dun-sur-Meuse, France, November 7, 1918. Proceeding along a road with a detachment of seven ambulances, Private First Class Householder stopped his car when fired upon by a German sniper near the roadside; and, though unarmed himself, attacked and disarmed the German. Then, with the aid of other ambulance drivers, he attacked a patrol of Germans, capturing five.
General Orders 81, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Irwin, PA

HOUSTON, CLYDE
Private, U.S. Army
Company M, 9th Infantry Regiment, 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 4 & 7 - 11, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Clyde Houston, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Tuilerie Farm, France, November 4 and 7 - 11, 1918. On November 4, Private Houston showed unusual courage and daring in carrying messages under heavy machine-gun and artillery fire. On November 7-11, he carried messages between his company and battalion headquarters while the enemy were endeavoring to cut off communication by machine- gun and shell fire.
General Orders No. 46, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Houston Heights, TX

*HOUSTON, SAMUEL HUMES
Major, U.S. Army
58th Infantry Regiment, 4th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: August 4, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Samuel Humes Houston, Major, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Ville- Savoye, France, August 4, 1918. With but 15 minutes in which to prepare his battalion for attack, Major Houston on horseback galloped from flank to Sank, fully exposed to deadly artillery fire, in order to make the necessary preparations for the advance. After his leading element had started the attack, he was killed by an enemy shell.
General Orders 62, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Baltimore, MD

HOVATTER, EVERETT E.
Private, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 5th Machine-Gun Battalion, 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 4, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Everett E. Hovatter, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Medeah Farm, France, October 4, 1918. When the artillery barrage of the enemy had lowered upon the infantry to which he was attached, necessitating an alteration in their position, Private Hovatter, regardless of personal safety, remained to render aid to the wounded and to provide for their evacuation.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Auburn, SD

HOWARD, CHARLES
Private, U.S. Army
Battery B, 151st Field Artillery, 42d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 15, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Charles Howard, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Suippes, France, July 15, 1918. After all communication by telephone had been destroyed by heavy enemy shell fire, Private Howard volunteered and carried a message to the artillery post of command, calling for a barrage at several critical points, through an area subject to terrific shell fire.
General Orders No. 35, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Highwood, MN

HOWARD, CHARLIE
Corporal, 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 Charlie Howard, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Frapelle, France, August 17, 1918. Corporal Howard, although severely wounded early in the action, refused to quit the fight, and shortly afterwards, when his second leader was killed, took command of and led his section forward to its objective.
General Orders No. 15, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Fonde, KY

*HOWARD, CHESTER R.
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
104th Infantry Regiment, 26th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 20, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Chester R. Howard, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Belleau Wood, France, July 20, 1918. Lieutenant Howard was wounded early in the action, but set a splendid example of personal bravery by retaining command of his company and leading it through a violent artillery and machine-gun barrage until he fell exhausted after advancing 200 meters.
General Orders No. No. 125, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Mt. Vernon, IA

HOWARD, GEORGE H.
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
326th Infantry Regiment, 82d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 16 - 26, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to George H. Howard, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near St. Juvin, France, October 16 - 26, 1918. On October 16 Lieutenant Howard was severely wounded by a machine-gun bullet which struck him in the hip. After having his wound dressed at the first-aid station he refused to be evacuated, but instead returned to his platoon and continued to lead it for the remaining ten days of the engagement. He constantly refused to leave his command until ordered to the rear by his battalion commander, although suffering intense pain from his wounds.
General Orders No. 46, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Philadelphia, PA

HOWARD, HARRY
Private, U.S. Army
Battery B, 76th Field Artillery, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 28, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Harry Howard, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Le Channel, France, July 28, 1918. After he, himself, had been badly wounded, and, seeing his commanding officer and 32 comrades wounded by a bomb from an enemy plane, Private Howard refused treatment, but assisted in the evacuation of the wounded.
General Orders No. 44, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Summit, NJ

HOWARD, HENRY
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company A, 39th Infantry Regiment, 4th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 27, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Henry Howard, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Septsarges, France, September 27, 1918. Although seriously wounded during a bombardment which scattered his men and caused his company and battalion to retire behind a ridge in the rear, Sergeant Howard, with about fifteen men held the advanced position under the continuous fire of machine-guns, one-pounders, and artillery until relieved the following day by another battalion. He insisted on remaining with his detachment until the commanding officer of the relieving battalion personally directed his evacuation.
General Orders 64, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Valley View, KY

HOWARD, JAMES L.
Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Army
Division Machine-Gun Officer, 26th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 26, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to James L. Howard, Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Marcheville, France, September 26, 1918. Lieutenant Colonel Howard directed the machine-gun attack in person. Entering Marcheville ahead of the troops, he rendered great assistance while the town changed hands four times. When he was in a small party, cut off and surrounded by the enemy and under fire from every direction, by his coolness and resourcefulness he assisted materially in aiding the party to withdraw. He effectively organized machine-gun defenses when the enemy was endeavoring to drive our troops from the town. During the entire day he was under intense artillery bombardment, machine-gun and rifle fire, and hand-to-hand conflict with the enemy.
General Orders No. No. 138, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Hartford, CT

HOWARD, ROBERT P.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company B, 131st Infantry Regiment, 33d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: August 9, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Robert P. Howard, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Chippily Ridge, France, August 9, 1918. Corporal Howard displayed extraordinary bravery when after being wounded by a machine-gun bullet and with a piece of shrapnel in his lung, he refused to be evacuated. Stating that he knew most of the non- commissioned officers in the company had been killed or wounded, he remained on duty with his men, setting an example of coolness and courage.
General Orders 71, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Chicago, IL

HOWARD, WILLIAM
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 William Howard, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Charpentry, France, October 3, 1918. With a rescue party of three other men, Private Howard went four hundred yards in advance of our lines to rescue a wounded soldier who had lain in an exposed place before an enemy machine-gun post for five days. The mission was successfully performed in broad daylight under a sweeping fire from enemy machine guns.
General Orders No. 108, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Paris, KY

HOWARD, WILLIAM HARRISON
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
9th Infantry Regiment, 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 18 - 19, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to William Harrison Howard, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action south of Soissons, France, July 18 - 19, 1918. Lieutenant Howard conspicuously distinguished himself by his gallant actions in leading his platoon through two fierce attacks. By his splendid example in facing enemy fire, his platoon fought with the same qualities and succeeded in routing the enemy until the final objective was reached. His personal disregard of consequences to himself under terrific shell fire was noted at all times by his men along the line. Lieutenant Howard was wounded just before his objective was reached.
General Orders No. No. 139, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Lockport, IL

*HOWE, GEORGE P.
First Lieutenant (Medical Corps), U.S. Army
Medical Officers' Reserve Corps, British Expeditionary Forces (Attached), 37th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 28, 1917
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to George P. Howe, First Lieutenant (Medical Corps), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action on the Tower Hamlets Spur, east of Ypres, Belgium, September 28, 1917. Although wounded in the head on the morning of September 28 during the operation on the Tower Hamlets Spur, Lieutenant Howe displayed conspicuous courage and devotion in attending to wounded under very heavy and continuous shell fire, refusing to leave and continuing at his aid post until killed by a shell.
General Orders No. 88, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Boston, MA

HOWE, HARRY R.
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
101st Engineers, 26th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 14, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Harry R. Howe, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action in the Bois-de-la Croisette, France, July 14, 1918. After being badly burned on the left hand by the explosion of a mustard-gas shell, First Lieutenant Howe declined an opportunity to be relieved and worked for more than an hour under heavy gas and high-explosive shell bombardment, getting his men out of the area of concentrated gas. Unable to use his left hand, he remained on duty during the July offensive.
General Orders No. No. 125, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Mansfield, MA

HOWE, MAURICE W.
Captain, U.S. Army
167th Infantry Regiment, 42d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 22, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Maurice W. Howe, Captain, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Haumont, France, September 22, 1918. Captain Howe commanded an early morning raid on the town of Haumont, and not only executed the raid successfully, but returned alone a second time to the town to be assured that none of his men had been left wounded. He inflicted severe losses on the enemy and took 17 prisoners.
General Orders No. 21, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Fitchburg, MA

HOWE, WILLIAM J.
Private, U.S. Army
Company H, 28th Infantry Regiment, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: May 28 - 30, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to William J. Howe, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Cantigny, France, May 28 - 30, 1918. Acting as company runner, Private Howe showed exceptional bravery in carrying messages through heavy shelled area, where he was also a target for snipers. Although, rendered unconscious by shell explosion on one of his trips, he continued on duty as soon as he regained consciousness.
General Orders No. 99, W.D., 1918
Home Town: New Haven, CT

HOWLAND, HARRY S.
Colonel, U.S. Army
138th Infantry Regiment, 35th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 26, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Harry S. Howland, Colonel, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Cheppy, France, September 26, 1918. After losing touch with his first and second line battalions, due to unusually heavy fog. Colonel Howland, with a mixed detachment (partly non- combatant), penetrated to a point immediately in front of the German line of resistance. While getting better cover for his detachment under heavy shell fire and direct machine- gun fire, Colonel Howland was wounded in the hand by a shell fragment. After three hours' delay, tanks arrived, and Colonel Howland advanced with his detachment, taking the enemy position with many prisoners. After remaining in the attack for over seven hours he was evacuated because of the wound in his hand.
General Orders 71, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Chicago, IL

HOWLAND, SYLVESTER J.
Private, U.S. Army
Company B, 105th Infantry Regiment, 27th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 29, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Sylvester J. Howland, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action east of Ronssoy, France, September 29, 1918. During the operations against the Hindenburg line Private Howland left shelter, went forward under heavy shell and machine-gun fire, and succeeded in rescuing a wounded soldier, thereby displaying great bravery and gallantry. In performing this act he was wounded.
General Orders No. 20, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Waterford, NY

HOY, HENRY
Private, U.S. Army
Company A, 132d Infantry Regiment, 33d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 26, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Henry Hoy, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Forges, France, September 26, 1918. Private Hoy saw a hand grenade dropped near an officer of his company, which endangered not only the officer's life, but also many members of the company who were in the vicinity. Rushing to the spot, he picked up the bomb and hurled it in the direction of the enemy. It exploded in the air and the lives of his comrades were thus saved by his act.
General Orders No. 44, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Chicago, IL

*HOYT, RUSSEL E.
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 Russel E. Hoyt, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Bois-Brule, France, April 12, 1918. Corporal Hoyt displayed courage and self-sacrificing devotion to duty in going to communication trench with one comrade and holding back advance of enemy through trench until killed at his post.
General Orders No. No. 26, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Cambridge, MA

HUARD, SOLOMON
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Company C, 16th Infantry Regiment, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 8, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Solomon Huard, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action on Hill 272, near Fleville, France, October 8, 1918. While carrying a message for his platoon commander Private Huard was fired upon by an enemy machine-gun nest. He dropped to the ground and opened fire on it, and in the fight which ensued killed two of the crew and forced the remaining three to surrender, sending them to the rear. After delivering his message he returned to his organization and took command of a squad, which he led throughout the action.
General Orders No. No. 35, W.D., 1920
Home Town: Winslow, ME

HUBBARD, HAROLD G.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company C, 115th Machine-Gun Battalion, 30th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: August 23, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Harold G. Hubbard, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Ypres, Belgium, August 23, 1918. During a heavy hostile bombardment, Sergeant Hubbard voluntarily left his dugout and went through the shell fire to the assistance of his wounded platoon commander. After taking the officer to a partially sheltered position, he ran 400 yards through the barrage to secure a litter and assisted the stretcher bearer in carrying the wounded officer to a dressing station.
General Orders No. 35, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Wilmington, NC

HUBBARD, HENRY G.
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 Henry G. Hubbard, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Cantigny, France, June 2, 1918. Private Hubbard 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. 35, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Tallahassee, FL

HUBBARD, WILLIS W.
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
Acting Regimental Adjutant, 17th Field Artillery, 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 11, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Willis W. Hubbard, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Lironville, France, September 11, 1918. Although starting on a mission which would have taken him away from the place of danger, Lieutenant Hubbard went to the aid of a wounded soldier and was himself severely wounded in the head. Almost blinded by blood, he assisted the soldier to a place of safety and later insisted upon being allowed to remain with the regiment.
General Orders No. 32, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Champaign, IL

*HUDNALL, JAMES W.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company G, 120th Infantry Regiment, 30th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 29, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to James W. Hudnall, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Bellicourt, France, September 29, 1918. After being twice wounded, Sergeant Hudnall continued to lead his platoon in attack, capturing two machine-guns. In later action he received additional wounds which caused his death.
General Orders No. 21, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Spray, NC

HUDSON, BEN S.
Captain, U.S. Army
137th Infantry Regiment, 35th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 26 - 28, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Ben S. Hudson, Captain, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Varennes and Baulney, France, September 26 - 28, 1918. Captain Hudson personally led an attack on a machine-gun nest which was holding up the advance and captured it, taking nine prisoners and three guns. In the two following days he led his battalion in attacks under direct shell and machine-gun fire until he was wounded in the foot. As litter bearers were carrying him to the rear, they met a severely wounded soldier, whereupon Captain Hudson ordered the litter bearers to carry the wounded soldier to the dressing station while he walked.
General Orders 87, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Fredonia, KS

HUDSON, HAROLD A.
Sergeant First Class, U.S. Army
Company C, 105th Field Signal Battalion, 30th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 29, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Harold A. Hudson, Sergeant First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Bellicourt, France, September 29, 1918. Sergeant Hudson and a number of other members of a signal detachment were wounded by shell fire while proceeding through an enemy counter-barrage to the front line, but disregarding his own injuries this soldier administered first aid to his wounded comrades and then extended a telephone line to the advance message center, and, with five men, maintained and operated the message center.
General Orders No. 44, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Asheville, NC

HUDSON, ORLIN
Captain, U.S. Army
110th Engineers, 35th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 29 - 30, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Orlin Hudson, Captain, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Baulny Ridge, France, September 29 - 30, 1918. At a critical period in the attack when the assaulting troops were compelled to withdraw, Captain Hudson advanced his battalion of engineers from a support position in the face of heavy artillery and machine-gun fire, and established a line of resistance. Rallying to his support elements of retiring units he repulsed three strong counterattacks and held the line until reinforcements arrived. Although severely wounded early in the operations, Captain Hudson refused to be evacuated, and remained with his command throughout the entire action.
General Orders No. 8, W.D., 1935
Home Town: Fredonia, KS

HUEBNER, CLARENCE R.
(First Award)
Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Army
28th Infantry Regiment, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: May 28 - 30, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Clarence R. Huebner, Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Cantigny, France, May 28 - 30, 1918. For three days Lieutenant Colonel Huebner withstood German assaults under intense bombardment, heroically exposing himself to fire constantly in order to command his battalion effectively, and although his command lost half its officers and 30 per cent of its men, he held his position and prevented a break in the line at that point.
General Orders No. No. 14, W.D., 1920
Home Town: Bushton, KS
Other Award: Distinguished Service Cross w/OLC (WWI)

HUEBNER, CLARENCE R.
(Second Award)
Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Army
28th Infantry Regiment, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 18 - 23, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Clarence R. Huebner, Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Soissons, France, July 18 - 23, 1918. Lieutenant Colonel Huebner displayed great gallantry, and, after all the officers of his battalion had become casualties, he reorganized his battalion while advancing, captured his objective and again reorganized his own and another battalion, carrying the line forward. He remained continuously on duty until wounded on the second day of the action.
General Orders No. No. 14, W.D., 1920
Home Town: Bushton, KS
Other Award: Distinguished Service Cross (WWI)

HUELSER, CHARLES A.
Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army
Machine-Gun Company, 165th Infantry Regiment, 42d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 14, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Charles A. Huelser, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Landres-et-St. Georges, France, October 14, 1918. Sent forward through terrific machine-gun and artillery fire to take command of a platoon in the front lines, Second Lieutenant Huelser displayed marked personal courage and heroism, inspiring the men serving under him by his example of fearlessness. During a heavy counterattack, he showed great gallantry, coolly placing his guns where they could best fire upon the advancing enemy, although subjected the while to intense enemy fire. He succeeded in breaking up the enemy attack, and, although wounded by a machine-gun bullet, refused to be evacuated until the enemy had withdrawn.
General Orders 95, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Brooklyn, NY

HUFF, CHESTER RAY
Private, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 310th Infantry Regiment, 78th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 17 - 27, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Chester Ray Huff, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Thiaucourt, France, September 17 - 27, 1918. During the night of September 17, Private Huff gave proof of great devotion to duty by leaving protection and assisting another comrade in bringing a wounded soldier to safety. Again, on the morning of September 27 he left shelter and journeyed over 500 yards to the side of a wounded comrade through shell fire, carrying the victim to the first-aid station.
General Orders No. 44, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Jersey City, NJ

HUFFMAN, CHARLES E. JR.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company C, 16th Infantry Regiment, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 19 - 20, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Charles E. Huffman, Jr., Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Soissons, France, July 19 - 20, 1918. Sergeant Huffman organized an automatic rifle squad under heavy machine-gun fire and led it in an attack upon an enemy machine-gun nest. The guns and crew were captured. The enemy gun was firing with serious effect on the right flank of his company, causing heavy losses. Later he took charge of a bombing squad and raided an enemy machine-gun position, capturing the guns and crew. In this latter operation he was severely wounded.
General Orders No. No. 35, W.D., 1920
Home Town: Gadsden, AL

*HUGHES, FLOYD A.
Mechanic, U.S. Army
Company C, 146th Infantry Regiment, 37th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 26 - 30, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Floyd A. Hughes, Mechanic, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Montfaucon, France, September 26 - 30, 1918. Mechanic Hughes was constantly on duty as a runner during the offensive west of the Meuse River, many times carrying messages through heavy machine-gun and shell fire. On September 30, when the enemy was reported to be forming for a counterattack on the left flank, Mechanic Hughes volunteered to take the information to the battalion commander. Passing through heavy shell fire he delivered the message in time to enable the battalion commander to protect the threatened flank, but he was killed by a shell on his return trip to his company.
General Orders No. No. 130, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Canton, OH

HUGHES, GEORGE E.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company B, 348th Machine-Gun Battalion, 91st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 27 - 30, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to George E. Hughes, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Eclisfontaine, France, September 27 - 30, 1918. Sergeant Hughes was seriously gassed September 27, but refused to leave his post and continued working and fighting with his comrades under heavy shelling for three days till complete exhaustion forced him to be evacuated.
General Orders No. No. 128, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Rainbow, CA

HUGHES, WILLIAM E.
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Company L, 116th Infantry Regiment, 29th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 15, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to William E. Hughes, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action in the Bultruy Bois, France, October 15, 1918. Though he had been wounded in the leg and ordered to be evacuated, Private Hughes remained with his company in the advance, displaying marked fortitude. Twenty-four hours later his leg had become so stiff that he was compelled to go to the rear. This soldier had previously displayed marked courage by remaining with his automatic rifle under heavy fire, after two members of his squad had become casualties, until he had silenced an enemy machine gun.
General Orders 98, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Lynchburg, VA

HUGHES, WILLIAM J.
Private, U.S. Army
Company M, 118th Infantry Regiment, 30th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 8, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to William J. Hughes, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Brancourt, France, October 8, 1918. Because his company had already suffered heavy casualties and he realized that all men possible were needed on the firing line, Private Hughes refused to be evacuated when seriously wounded, and continued in the advance till the objective had been reached and consolidated eight hours later.
General Orders 74, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Goodhope, Il

HULETT, FORREST
Private, U.S. Army
Company F, 116th Infantry Regiment, 29th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 24, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Forrest Hulett, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Etraye Ridge, France, October 24, 1918. Crawling to the aid of two men who had been left when his company withdrew, Private Hulett was exposed to both sniper and machine-gun fire. On reaching the side of his comrades he found them both to be dead, after which he made his way safely to our lines.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Bridgeport, MI

HULL, ALASON J.
First Lieutenant (Medical Corps), U.S. Army
4th Battalion, South Stafford Regiment, British Expeditionary Forces (Attached)
Date of Action: May 27, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Alason J. Hull, First Lieutenant (Medical Corps), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Cormicy, France, May 27, 1918. When forced to withdraw his aid post Lieutenant Hull went back to attend a severely wounded man and succeeded in rescuing him when the enemy were only 50 yards away.
General Orders No. No. 30, W.D., 1921
Home Town: Troy, NY

HULL, HENRY C.
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 Henry C. Hull, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Bony, France, September 29, 1918. After being severely wounded in the head, Sergeant Hull reorganized a badly scattered line in the midst of heavy shell and machine- gun fire and led it into effective combat against the enemy. He continued to lead his men forward until loss of blood compelled him to place another in command.
General Orders No. 32, W.D., 1919
Home Town: White Plains, NY

HULSART, C. RAYMOND
Captain, U.S. Army
11th Railway Engineers, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 30, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to C. Raymond Hulsart, Captain, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Gouzeaucourt, France, November 30, 1918. When an unarmed working party under his command were subjected to a sudden German attack, Captain Hulsart displayed extraordinary heroism in going through heavy shell fire to direct the escape of his men, remaining under fire until all had left, and going back into the barrage to assist in carrying a wounded soldier of another unit, and returning into the barrage a second time to search for a wounded British soldier.
General Orders No. No. 129, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Plainfield, NJ

HULTZEN, LEE S.
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
311th Infantry Regiment, 78th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 26, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Lee S. Hultzen, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Vieville- en-Haye, France, September 26, 1918. After reaching his objective with a platoon of about 15 men, Lieutenant Hultzen organized his platoon and held it with three captured German machine-guns. He cleaned out a "pill box" and attacked a dozen of the enemy with practically no assistance.
General Orders No. 26, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Norwich, NY

HUMBIRD, JOHN A.
Captain, U.S. Army
102d Machine-Gun Battalion, 26th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 26, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to John A. Humbird, Captain, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action a Marcheville, France, September 26, 1918. Captain Humbird displayed indomitable courage and leadership on numerous occasions during this engagement. Leading a small group of men through barbed-wire entanglements in the face of machine-gun fire and hand grenades, he cleaned out a trench, capturing a strong enemy machine-gun emplacement and its entire crew. When the town of Marcheville fell into our hands he organized a machine-gun position under heavy machine-gun fire, locating a position for antiaircraft guns, during which time hostile planes were flying low and firing upon our troops. After the recapture of Marcheville by the enemy, he led his platoon in the counterattack.
General Orders No. No. 139, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Sandpoint, ID

HUMMER, JOSEPH H.
Private, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 108th Machine-Gun Battalion, 28th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 5, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Joseph H. Hummer, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Fismes, France, September 5, 1918. While assigned to duty as first-aid man, Private Hummer rescued two wounded men despite intense hostile machine-gun and rifle fire. While so engaged he himself was badly wounded, but continued on his mission, carrying the wounded men to places of safety. The indomitable spirit of self-sacrifice and splendid devotion to duty thus displayed served as an example to the men of his organization, inspiring them to greater endeavors.
General Orders No. No. 13, W.D., 1923
Home Town: Riverside, PA

HUMPHREY, FRANK H.
Mechanic, U.S. Army
Company G, 28th Infantry Regiment, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 19, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Frank H. Humphrey, Mechanic, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Soissons, France, July 19, 1918. Mechanic Humphrey courageously charged ahead with one man and attacked a machine-gun nest, putting the gun out of commission and killing the gunners. He showed conspicuous gallantry in action throughout the whole attack.
General Orders No. No. 117, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Minneapolis, MN

HUMPHREY, RAY H.
Captain (Medical Corps), U.S. Army
130th Infantry Regiment, 33d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 4, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Ray H. Humphrey, Captain (Medical Corps), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near the Bois-de-Septsarges, France, October 4, 1918. Having just been transferred to the 130th Infantry, Major Humphreys (then Captain) was seriously wounded in the head while on his way to take up his work at the regimental aid post. He, nevertheless, refused to be evacuated, but continued on duty caring for the wounded at this place. He later proceeded under severe artillery fire to the battalion aid post, where he continued his work under most trying conditions.
General Orders 81, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Union, NY

HUNT, CHARLES H.
Private, U.S. Army
Headquarters Company, 4th Machine-Gun Battalion, 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 3, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Charles H. Hunt, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Blanc Mont Ridge, France, October 3, 1918. Detailed with two other soldiers to undertake a dangerous reconnaissance, Private Hunt made his way to the point designated through heavy shell and machine-gun fire. Neglecting the wound in the back, he proceeded to his destination and to the dressing station, where he was tagged for evacuation. Regardless of his wound, he returned and remained on duty until the battalion was relieved on October 10.
General Orders No. 21, W.D., 1919
Home Town: , Canada

HUNT, DAVID B.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Machine-Gun Company, 101st Infantry Regiment, 26th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 16, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to David B. Hunt, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Bourbelin, France, July 16, 1918. When an artillery barrage was laid down on the section of which he was a member, killing three and wounding five, including the section sergeant and corporal, Corporal Hunt, severely wounded himself, carried the sergeant to the first-aid station, returned to his post through the barrage, assumed leadership of the section, and successfully directed their operations until he fell from exhaustion.
General Orders No. 44, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Jamaica Plain, MA

HUNT, HARMON
Private, U.S. Army
Company H, 112th Infantry Regiment, 28th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: August 27, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Harmon Hunt, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Fismette, France, August 27, 1918. When the two companies of the 112th Infantry holding the town of Fismette were forced to withdraw after suffering heavy casualties as a result of desperate enemy assault, Private Hunt with seven other men volunteered to remain and keep down an enfilading fire, which was seriously interfering with the withdrawal across the Vesle River of the few remaining men of the command. When again attacked by an overwhelming force, he was one of the defenders of the crossing and made possible the retirement of about 20 of his comrades. He continued to hold the position against great odds, inflicting heavy casualties upon the enemy, and finally retired under orders, fighting his way through machine-gun, rifle, and trench-mortar fire. His exceptional disregard for personal safety, resourcefulness, and bravery were an inspiration to all his comrades.
General Orders No. No. 4, W.D., 1923
Home Town: Chauncey, WV

HUNT, HENRY BOICE
Private, 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 Henry Boice Hunt, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Remicourt, France, October 8, 1918. While the advance of his company was being held up by terrific machine-gun fire from several enemy nests, and after all the members of his squad had become casualties, Private Hunt made his way forward with his automatic rifle. Under a continual rain of machine-gun and shell fire he operated his gun against the enemy until the gun jammed, whereupon he took a shovel, rushed a machine-gun post 75 yards away, and killed the gunner, thereby enabling the continuance of the advance.
General Orders No. 50, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Chesterfield, SC

HUNT, THOMAS
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company K, 167th Infantry Regiment, 42d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 14, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Thomas Hunt, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Cote-de- Chatillon, France, October 14, 1918. Although painfully wounded in the chest, Corporal Hunt refused to be evacuated, and remained in command of his squad through two days of hard fighting thereafter. In so doing, Corporal Hunt set a splendid example of courage and devotion to duty to the other members of the command.
General Orders No. 8, W.D., 1934
Home Town: Chicago, IL

HUNTER, DAVID, JR.
Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army
101st Infantry Regiment, 26th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 23, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to David Hunter, Jr., Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Trugny Woods, France, July 23, 1918. Under terrific machine-gun and sniper fire, Captain Hunter (then Second Lieutenant) led his battalion scouts into Trugny Woods, two hundred yards ahead of the assaulting waves, and crawling to within thirty feet of an enemy machine-gun nest, killed or wounded every member of the crew. He then crawled from point to point along the front, under intense fire, and noted the position of enemy guns, returning with information which enabled his battalion to clear the woods.
General Orders 81, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Rockford, IL

HUNTER, FRANCIS R.
Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Army
76th Field Artillery, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 4, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Francis R. Hunter, Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Cierges, France, October 4, 1918. While directing the operations of his battalion in a forward position under heavy artillery fire a high-explosive shell exploded under his horse, killing the horse and severely wounding Lieutenant Colonel Hunter in the right leg. In spite of his serious injuries he insisted upon seeing his battery commander and before being evacuated he personally charged each with his mission, urging them to put forth all possible efforts in carrying out their important mission.
General Orders No. No. 24, W.D., 1920
Home Town: Racine, WI

*HUNTER, JONES W.
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Company G, 9th Infantry Regiment, 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 3, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Jones W. Hunter, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Vaux, France, July 3, 1918. Private First Class Hunter showed himself to be conspicuously brave, although wounded by a shell and unable to carry ammunition, for which duty he had been detailed, he went over the top with his squad and fought heroically with it until killed.
General Orders No. 99, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Charlotte, NC

*HUNTER, ROBERT L.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company A, 115th Infantry Regiment, 29th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 24, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Robert L. Hunter, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Verdun, France, October 24, 1918. Disregarding his own danger and encouraging his men by word and action, Sergeant Hunter led his platoon in an attack upon a machine- gun nest and was instantly killed. His men, inspired by his heroism, continued the attack and captured the machine-gun nest.
General Orders No. 1, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Baltimore, MD

HUNTER, WILLIAM L.
Private, U.S. Army
Company D, 58th Infantry Regiment, 4th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 26 - October 6, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to William L. Hunter, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action in Bois-du-Fays, France, September 26 - October 6, 1918. While on duty as a company runner, Private Hunter repeatedly carried messages when exposed to artillery and machine-gun fire. Although reduced to a state of physical exhaustion, he refused to be relieved and continued to perform his duty of maintaining liaison.
General Orders No. No. 5, W.D., 1920
Home Town: Vincent, OH

HUNTLEY, JOSEPH R.
Private, U.S. Army
Company I, 104th Infantry Regiment, 26th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 21, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Joseph R. Huntley, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action east of Belleau, France, July 21, 1918. Under the leadership of an officer Private Huntley and Private Charles E. Richardson charged a machine-gun nest, captured two guns, and killed or captured 12 men.
General Orders No. No. 125, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Winchester, MA

*HUNTON, ORAMELL E.
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Section No. 606, Ambulance Service, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 4, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Oramell E. Hunton, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action northwest of Somme-Py, St. Etienne, France, October 4, 1918. Private Hunton showed conspicuous courage and devotion to duty in evacuating the wounded under the most trying conditions. He made repeated trips in plain view of enemy observers over roads under continuous shell fire. He was killed by a shell fragment while standing beside his car at an advanced post.
General Orders No. No. 133, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Portland, ME

HUPMAN, LOCKERN
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company L, 6th Infantry Regiment, 5th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: August 17, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Lockern Hupman, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Frapelle, France, August 17, 1918. After his platoon commander had fallen Sergeant Hupman took command of his platoon and led it to its objective through a heavy enemy barrage, although himself twice wounded.
General Orders No. 15, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Long Island City, NY

HURDLE, WILLIAM G.
Private, U.S. Army
Machine-Gun Company, 370th Infantry Regiment, 93d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 30, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to William G. Hurdle, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Ferme la Folie, France, September 30, 1918. While under heavy enemy fire Private Hurdle volunteered and accompanied by another soldier, rescued a wounded comrade from an exposed position. He also performed valuable service as liaison agent, and under very heavy fire succeeded in cases where others had failed.
General Orders No. 46, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Driver, VA

HURLEY, FRANCIS E.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company E, 101st Infantry Regiment, 26th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: February 23, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Francis E. Hurley, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action in the region of Grand Pont-Moulin Rouge, France, on the night of February 23, 1918. Corporal Hurley took part in a daring raid into the enemy's lines He showed great valor and fearlessness, and particularly distinguished himself by leading the patrol into a German dugout, whose occupants had refused to surrender, and from which 16 prisoners were taken.
General Orders No. No. 129, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Maiden, MA

HURLEY, JOHN PATRICK
Captain, U.S. Army
165th Infantry Regiment, 42d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 28, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to John Patrick Hurley, Captain, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Villers-sur- Fere, France, July 28, 1918. His company having reached its objective, Captain Hurley ordered several patrols forward to silence several enemy machine guns which were causing heavy casualties in his own and other companies of his battalion. The patrols meeting heavy casualties from the intense enemy fire, Captain Hurley himself organized a patrol and led it forward. While temporarily checked by the intense fire, he crawled forward and rescued a wounded officer, carrying him to a place of shelter. Resuming the advance of the patrol Captain Hurley was severely wounded, but continued to direct the movement of his men, who, inspired by the great courage and fortitude of their leader, pushed forward and captured the machine-gun nest, killing for capturing the crews thereof.
General Orders No. No. 15, W.D., 1923
Home Town: Brooklyn, NY

HURLEY, PHILIP H.
First Lieutenant (Infantry), U.S. Army
83d Company, 6th Regiment (Marines)(Attached), 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: June 6, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Philip H. Hurley, First Lieutenant (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action in the Bois-de-Belleau, France, on June 6, 1918. First Lieutenant Hurley displayed coolness, judgment, and utter fearlessness, in leading his platoon to its objective under heavy fire.
General Orders No. 15, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Milford, CT

HURST, WILLIAM E.
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Company G, 126th Infantry Regiment, 32d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: August 27, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to William E. Hurst, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Juvigny, France, August 27, 1918. Upon being sent with a message under heavy machine-gun fire to a platoon commander, Private Hurst found the latter lying wounded. Unassisted, he carried the officer to a shell hole, bound up his wound, and returned to his company commander with important information.
General Orders 66, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Detroit, MI

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

*HUSSEY, JOHN
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company I, 325th Infantry Regiment, 82d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 16, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to John Hussey, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near St. Juvin, France, October 16, 1918. After his platoon leader had become a casualty, Sergeant Hussey led his platoon forward with great bravery, under intense direct fire from a machine-gun nest, being killed while in the attack.
General Orders 74, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Westfield, MA

*HUTCHCRAFT, REUBEN B.
Captain, U.S. Army
166th Infantry Regiment, 42d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 7, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Reuben B. Hutchcraft, Captain, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Sedan, France, November 7, 1918. Captain Hutchcraft personally took command of a platoon of his company which was designated as advance guard and led his patrol to the most advanced point reached by any of our troops during the engagement. He was killed while making reconnaissance within 30 yards of enemy machine guns.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Paris, KY

HUTCHINGS, CHARLES, JR.
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
9th Infantry Regiment, 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 2 & 3, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Charles Hutchings, Jr., First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action south of Beaumont, France, November 2 & 3, 1918. On the night of march of his regiment through the enemy lines Lieutenant Hutchings commanded the advance party. About midnight his group was halted by heavy machine-gun and Stokes- mortar fire. Lieutenant Hutchings deployed his command and went forward alone to make a reconnaissance. Although exposed to fire from both lines, he completed his reconnaissance and captured nine of the enemy, whom he returned to our lines, together with valuable information.
General Orders No. No. 35, W.D., 1920
Home Town: Brewster, NY

*HUTH, ALBERT A.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company H, 319th Infantry Regiment, 80th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 1, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Albert A. Huth, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Immecourt, France, November 1, 1918. Corporal Huth voluntarily advanced three times against an enemy machine-gun stronghold, which was holding up his platoon's advance. He was wounded during his last attempt, but his act enabled his platoon to advance and capture 25 of the enemy, who were concealed nearby.
General Orders No. 44, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Pittsburgh, PA

HUTSON, GEORGE R.
Private, U.S. Army
Battery B, 76th Field Artillery, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 28, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to George R. Hutson, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Le Channel, France, July 28, 1918. After he, himself, his commanding officer, and 32 comrades had been wounded by a bomb from an enemy plane, Private Hutson remained at his post, assisted in laying his piece, and directing fire on the enemy.
General Orders No. 44, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Knoxville, TN

HUTTO, JOHN B.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Headquarters Company, 167th Infantry Regiment, 42d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 29, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to John B. Hutto, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Beuvardes, France, July 29, 1918. Sergeant Hutto voluntarily left his 37 MM gun section, which was attached to the reserve battalion, in order to accompany another section into action against the enemy machine-gun nests which were sweeping our lines with heavy fire. When his platoon commander was wounded shortly afterward, he, with another soldier, made his way under heavy shell and machine-gun fire to where the officer lay and after administering first-aid, carried him to a place of safety.
General Orders 81, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Birmingham, AL

HYATT, ROBERT W.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company B, 18th Infantry Regiment, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 4, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Robert W. Hyatt, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Exermont, France, October 4, 1918. On two occasions Sergeant Hyatt exposed himself to heavy enemy fire while advancing in front of our lines in order to make observations of the enemy's activities on Hill 240. Upon his second journey to this exposed position he was severely wounded in the leg and was forced to remain in the enemy's lines until rescued the following day by our advancing troops.
General Orders No. No. 3, W.D., 1921
Home Town: Benton, IL

HYDE, JAMES
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company B, 7th Infantry Regiment, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: June 20, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to James Hyde, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action in the Bois-de-Belleau, on June 20, 1918. Sergeant Hyde went out into the open under heavy machine-gun fire to carry in a wounded man. Being unable to pick him up, he lay down, pulled the man on his back, and crawled to his position.
General Orders No. 99, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Roxborough, PA

*HYMAN, ERNEST
Private, U.S. Army
Machine-Gun Company, 120th Infantry Regiment, 30th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 29, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Ernest Hyman, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Bellicourt, France, September 29, 1918. Becoming separated from his organization in the smoke and fog, Private Hyman joined another soldier and was instrumental in breaking up three machine-gun nests and capturing four prisoners. After reaching the objective, he volunteered and accompanied a reconnaissance patrol 600 yards beyond the line to make sure that the valley was clear of the enemy. Private Hyman was later killed in action.
General Orders No. 32, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Palmyra, NC

*HYMAN, WILLIAM P.
Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army
166th Infantry Regiment, 42d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 29, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to William P. Hyman, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action during the capture of Seringes-et-Nesles, France, on July 29, 1918, by the organization of which he was a part. While holding a portion of the town with his platoon, he found that one of his men was missing. Being told that the man was wounded and lay beyond a hedge at the edge of the village, he unselfishly attempted to locate the wounded man, was caught in direct machine-gun fire, and killed.
General Orders No. 88, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Iowa Falls, IA

HYNES, THOMAS J.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company B, 114th Infantry Regiment, 29th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 12, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Thomas J. Hynes, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Bois- d'Ormont, France, October 12, 1918. Taking command of the platoon after the platoon leader had become a casualty, Sergeant Hynes gallantly led it in the attack. Although wounded in the head he continued in command until exhausted. After having his wound dressed he attempted to rejoin his organization, but was severely wounded before reaching the front lines. Sergeant Hynes refused to be littered to the dressing station until other wounded soldiers had been taken care of.
General Orders No. No. 30, W.D., 1921
Home Town: Jersey City, NJ

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