The President of the United States
in the name of
takes pleasure in presenting the
Medal of Honor
BARGER, CHARLES D.
Rank and Organization: Private First Class,
U.S. Army, Company L, 354th Infantry, 89th Division. Place and Date: Near
Bois-deBantheville, France, 31 October 1918. Entered Service At: Stotts City, Mo. Birth:
Mount Vernon, Mo. G.O. No.: 20, W.D., 1919.
Learning that 2 daylight patrols had been caught out in No Man's Land and were unable to
return, Pfc. Barger and another stretcher bearer upon their own initiative made 2 trips
500 yards beyond our lines, under constant machinegun fire, and rescued 2 wounded