The President of the United States
in the name of
takes pleasure in presenting the
Medal of Honor
EDWARDS, DANIEL R.
Rank and Organization: Private First Class, U.S.
Army, Company C, 3d Machine Gun Battalion, 1st Division. Place and Date: Near
Soissons, France, 18 July 1918. Entered Service At: Bruceville, Tex. Born: 9
April 1897, Moorville, Tex. G. O. No.: 14, W.D., 1923.
Reporting for duty from hospital where he had been for several weeks under treatment for
numerous and serious wounds and although suffering intense pain from a shattered arm, he
crawled alone into an enemy trench for the purpose of capturing or killing enemy soldiers
known to be concealed therein. He killed 4 of the men and took the remaining 4 men
prisoners; while conducting them to the rear one of the enemy was killed by a high
explosive enemy shell which also completely shattered 1 of Pfc. Edwards' legs, causing him
to be immediately evacuated to the hospital. The bravery of Pfc. Edwards, now a tradition
in his battalion because of his previous gallant acts, again caused the morale of his
comrades to be raised to high pitch.