The President of the United States
in the name of The Congress
takes pleasure in presenting the
Medal of Honor
SLACK, CLAYTON K.
Rank and Organization: Private, U.S. Army,
Company D, 124th Machine Gun Battalion, 33d Division. Place and Date: Near
Consenvoye, France, 8 October 1918. Entered Service At: Madison, Wis. Born:
23 February 1896, Plover, Wis. G. O. No.: 16, W.D., 1919.
Observing German soldiers under cover 50 yards away on the left flank, Pvt. Slack, upon
his own initiative, rushed them with his rifle and, single-handed, captured 10 prisoners
and 2 heavy-type machineguns, thus saving his company and neighboring organizations from