The President of the United States
in the name of The Congress
takes pleasure in presenting the
Medal of Honor
*HERIOT, JAMES D.
Rank and Organization: Corporal, U.S. Army,
Company I, 118th Infantry, 30th Division. Place and Date: At Vaux-Andigny, France,
12 October 1918. Entered Service At: Providence, S.C. Birth: Providence,
S.C. G. O. No.: 13, W.D., 1919.
Cpl. Heriot, with 4 other soldiers, organized a combat group and attacked an enemy
machine-gun nest which had been inflicting heavy casualties on his company. In the advance
2 of his men were killed, and because of the heavy fire from all sides the remaining 2
sought shelter. Unmindful of the hazard attached to his mission, Cpl. Heriot, with fixed
bayonet, alone charged the machinegun, making his way through the fire for a distance of
30 yards and forcing the enemy to surrender. During this exploit he received several
wounds in the arm, and later in the same day, while charging another nest, he was killed.