The President of the United States
in the name of
takes pleasure in presenting the
Medal of Honor
LYLE, ALEXANDER GORDON
Rank and Organization: Lieutenant Commander
(Dental Corps), U.S. Navy. Born: 12 November 1889, Gloucester, Mass. Appointed
from: Massachusetts. Other Navy Award: Legion of Merit.
For extraordinary heroism and devotion to duty while serving with the 5th Regiment, U.S.
Marine Corps. Under heavy shellfire, on 23 April 1918, on the French Front, Lt. Comdr.
Lyle rushed to the assistance of Cpl. Thomas Regan, who was seriously wounded, and
administered such effective surgical aid while bombardment was still continuing, as to
save the life of Cpl. Regan.
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