The President of the United States
in the name of The Congress
takes pleasure in presenting the
Medal of Honor
HAYS, GEORGE PRICE
Rank and Organization: First Lieutenant, U.S.
Army 10th Field Artillery, 3d Division. Place and Date: Near Greves Farm, France,
14-15 July 1918. Entered Service At: Okarche, Oklahoma. Born: 27 September
1892, China. G. O. No.: 34, W.D., 1919.
At the very outset of the unprecedented artillery bombardment by the enemy, his line of
communication was destroyed beyond repair. Despite the hazard attached to the mission of
runner, he immediately set out to establish contact with the neighboring post of command
and further establish liaison with 2 French batteries, visiting their position so
frequently that he was mainly responsible for the accurate fire therefrom. While thus
engaged, 7 horses were shot under him and he was severely wounded. His activity under most
severe fire was an important factor in checking the advance of the enemy.
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