The President of the United States
in the name of
takes pleasure in presenting the
Medal of Honor
Rank and Organization: First Sergeant, U.S.
Army, Company K, 308th Infantry, 77th Division. Place and Date: In the forest of
Argonne, France, 4 October 1918. Entered Service At: Brooklyn, N.Y. Born: 10
March 1894, Buffalo, N.Y. G. O. No.: 50, W.D., 1919.
He took out a patrol for the purpose of attacking an enemy machinegun which had checked
the advance of his company. Before reaching the gun he became separated from his patrol
and a machinegun bullet shattered his right arm. Without hesitation he advanced on the gun
alone, throwing grenades with his left hand and charging with an empty pistol, taking one
prisoner and scattering the crew, bringing the gun and prisoner back to the first-aid