The President of the United States
in the name of
takes pleasure in presenting the
Medal of Honor
FURLONG, HAROLD A.
Rank and Organization: First Lieutenant, U.S.
Army, 353d Infantry, 89th Division. Place and Date: Near Bantheville, France, 1
November 1918. Entered Service At: Detroit, Mich. Birth: Pontiac, Mich. G.
O. No.: 16, W.D., 1919.
Immediately after the opening of the attack in the Bois-de-Bantheville, when his company
was held up by severe machinegun fire from the front, which killed his company commander
and several soldiers, 1st. Lt. Furlong moved out in advance of the line with great courage
and coolness, crossing an open space several hundred yards wide. Taking up a position
behind the line of the machineguns, he closed in on them, one at a time, killing a number
of the enemy with his rifle, putting 4 machinegun nests out of action, and driving 20
German prisoners into our lines.