The President of the United States
in the name of
takes pleasure in presenting the
Medal of Honor
*BAESEL, ALBERT E.
Rank and Organization: Second Lieutenant, U.S.
Army, 148th Infantry, 37th Division. Place and Date: Near Ivoiry, France, 27
September 1918. Entered Service At: Berea, Ohio. Born: 1892, Berea, Ohio. G.
O. No.: 43, W.D., 1922.
Upon hearing that a squad leader of his platoon had been severely wounded while attempting
to capture an enemy machinegun nest about 200 yards in advance of the assault line and
somewhat to the right, 2d Lt. Baesel requested permission to go to the rescue of the
wounded corporal. After thrice repeating his request and permission having been
reluctantly given, due to the heavy artillery, rifle, and machinegun fire, and heavy
deluge of gas in which the company was at the time, accompanied by a volunteer, he worked
his way forward, and reaching the wounded man, placed him upon his shoulders and was
instantly killed by enemy fire.