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Full Text Citations For Award of

The Distinguished Service Cross
World War I
 To Members of the U.S. Army 

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 IGOU, PAUL
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company K, 117th Infantry Regiment, 30th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 7, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Paul Igou, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Beaurevoir, France, October 7, 1918. After having been severely wounded in the knee, Sergeant Igou remained in command of his platoon. During the destructive fire he established his headquarters in a shell hole, and, by means of runners, maintained liaison and directed the attack. During a strong counterattack by the enemy he skillfully commanded his platoon and repulsed the attack. He remained on duty for 24 hours after being wounded.
General Orders No. 44, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Chattanooga, TN

IHRKE, ALBERT L. J.
Private, U.S. Army
Company B, 47th Infantry Regiment, 4th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: August 1, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Albert L. J. Ihrke, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Sergy, France, August 1, 1918. Private Ihrke displayed great courage and devotion to duty by remaining in an exposed position under heavy machine-gun and shell fire to cover the withdrawal of his company.
General Orders No. 46, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Mayville, MI

IMHOF, HARRY E.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company D, 21st Machine-Gun Battalion, 7th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 1, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Harry E. Imhof, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Vieville, France, November 1, 1918. During a heavy barrage of high-explosive and gas shells Sergeant Imhof assisted an officer to give first aid to a wounded officer and two soldiers after the platoon had withdrawn from the position.
General Orders No. 46, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Millvale, PA

INGALLS, RAY L. H.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Battery E, 11th Field Artillery, 6th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 6 - 7, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Ray L. H. Ingalls, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Laneuville, France, October 6 - 7, 1918. Sergeant Ingalls displayed conspicuous leadership in handling his section under heavy shell fire. When he was wounded by a bursting shell he first ascertained the damage done to his section by the shell before proceeding to the dressing station, taking another wounded man with him.
General Orders No. 44, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Lubec, ME

*INGERSOLL, HARRY
Captain, U.S. Army
313th Infantry Regiment, 79th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 26, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Harry Ingersoll, Captain, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Montfaucon, France, September 26, 1918. Captain Ingersoll showed absolute disregard for personal danger in leading his company in an attack against an enemy position, strongly entrenched and protected by barbed wire entanglements. Although he was killed at the enemy wire by machine-gun fire, his men, inspired by his courage, carried on the attack and took the enemy position, which had been holding up the advance.
General Orders 78, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Philadelphia, PA

INGOLD, ALBERT S.
Private, U.S. Army
Company H, 103d Infantry Regiment, 26th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 12, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Albert S. Ingold, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Bois-de-St. Remy, France, September 12, 1918. Although suffering from wounds, Private Ingold continued to advance with his company, and when the advance was held up by enemy machine-gun fire, he made his way forward and with an automatic silenced the fire of two enemy guns. He continued on despite his condition until the objective was reached.
General Orders No. No. 10, W.D., 1920
Home Town: Imperial, NE

INGOLD, WILLIAM J.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company H, 26th Infantry Regiment, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: June 3, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to William J. Ingold, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Cantigny, France, June 3, 1918. While posting a listening post, Sergeant Ingold encountered a hostile patrol of about forty men. He attacked the Germans, although armed only with a pistol, and, killing an officer and one soldier, routed the enemy. Carrying the body of the officer, he had just returned to our lines when a raid was attempted by the Germans. Running to the scene of action, he killed two more Germans, aiding materially in routing the raiding party.
General Orders 71, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Memphis, TN

INGRAM, ISAAC F.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company I, 116th Infantry Regiment, 29th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 15, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Isaac F. Ingram, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Samogneux, France, October 15,1918. Corporal Ingram advanced alone and with his automatic rifle silenced a hostile machine-gun whose fire was holding up the line.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Ferrum, VA

INGRAM, LEE H.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company G, 105th Infantry Regiment, 27th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 29, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Lee H. Ingram, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action east of Ronssoy, France, September 29, 1918. During the operations against the Hindenburg line Sergeant Ingram left shelter and went forward under heavy shell and machine-gun fire and rescued five wounded soldiers. In performing this gallant act, Sergeant Ingram and another soldier attacked an enemy dugout, killing two of the enemy, and taking one prisoner.
General Orders No. 20, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Gloversville, NY

INKS, CHARLES L.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company K, 111th Infantry Regiment, 28th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: August 12, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Charles L. Inks, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Fismette, France, August 12, 1918. Upon his own initiative, Sergeant Inks crawled thirty-five yards in advance of the line under the most intense machine-gun fire to where a wounded soldier lay, carrying him to shelter and administering first aid treatment, thereby saving his life.
General Orders 98, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Pittsburgh, PA

INMAN, PERCY E.
Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army
13th Machine-Gun Battalion, 5th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 13, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Percy E. Inman, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Madeleine Farm, France, October 13, 1918. Lieutenant Inman was seriously wounded while making a reconnaissance under a heavy fire, but returned with his report.
General Orders No. 23, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Bangor, ME

INNES, THOMAS
Private, U.S. Army
Company K, 109th Infantry Regiment, 28th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 16, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Thomas Innes, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near St. Agnan, France, July 16, 1918. Wounded during an attack, Private Innes returned to the line after having his wound dressed, and, though incapacitated for using a rifle, assisted in carrying wounded soldiers from the field, subjected the while to intense machine-gun and artillery fire, until he was exhausted and ordered to the rear.
General Orders 71, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Philadelphia, PA

INSLEY, HARRY B.
Private, U.S. Army
Company C, 115th Infantry Regiment, 29th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 8, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Harry B. Insley, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Sivry, France, October 8, 1918. Working his way over ground swept by machine-gun fire, Private Insley attacked an enemy machine-gun which was harassing our advance from the rear, shot one of the crew, mortally wounded the gunner, and returned to his command with the enemy gun.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Wingate, MD

IRBY, SPIRLEY E.
Private, U.S. Army
Company H, 370th Infantry Regiment, 93d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 8, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Spirley E. Irby, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Beaume, France, November 8, 1918. Private Irby carried messages to the various units in his vicinity under severe enemy fire. He was badly wounded while in the performance of this duty.
General Orders No. 46, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Blackstone, VA

IRELAND, RUTHERFORD
Captain, U.S. Army
106th Infantry Regiment, 27th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 18, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Rutherford Ireland, Captain, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near St. Souplet, France, October 18, 1918. Captain Ireland continued to lead his battalion in attack, although suffering great pain from a wound caused by shell fire. After being ordered to the dressing station, he had his wound dressed without waiting to have the shrapnel removed, returning to his battalion, and remaining on duty for two days.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Brooklyn, NY

IRONS, BENJAMIN G.
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 311th Infantry Regiment, 78th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 25 - 26, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Benjamin G. Irons, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Vieville-en-Haye, France, September 25 - 26, 1918. Private Irons, with another soldier, advanced to an exposed position, and while administering first aid to a wounded man the three were suddenly surrounded and captured by a party of the enemy. While being taken toward the German lines, Private Irons and his companion attacked their captors and succeeded in freeing themselves, at the same time capturing two Germans, whom they brought to battalion headquarters, together with the wounded man.
General Orders 78, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Silverton, NJ

IRONS, JOHN K.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company K, 11th Infantry Regiment, 5th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 12, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to John K. Irons, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Bois St. Claude, in the St. Mihiel salient, France, September 12, 1918. After being wounded in the foot by a machine-gun bullet and later in the leg by shrapnel, Corporal Irons continued in the advance of his squad all that day, without medical attention other than his own first aid, thereby displaying exceptional courage and devotion to duty.
General Orders No. No. 128, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Steubenville, OH

IRRGANG, ANDREW
Corporal, U.S. Army
Machine-Gun Company, 120th Infantry Regiment, 30th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 29, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Andrew Irrgang, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Bellicourt, France, September 29, 1918. After he had become separated from the rest of the platoon, Corporal Irrgang kept his squad together and broke up a machine-gun post, capturing the gunners and the gun. As his own gun had become disabled, he turned the captured gun around and fired 1,000 rounds from it, covering the advance of the infantry. He then continued to lead his squad forward under terrific artillery and machine- gun fire.
General Orders No. 44, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Spades, IN

IRWIN, FRANK J.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company C, 107th Infantry Regiment, 27th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: August 17, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Frank J. Irwin, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action in the Mount Kemmel sector, Belgium, August 17, 1918. While engaged with an American working party between the British front and support lines a British ration party passing near by was struck by high-explosive hostile shellfire, badly wounding several. Corporal Irwin, with two assistants, voluntarily twice crossed an area under heavy enemy shell and machine-gun fire in order to carry the wounded men to a position of safety.
General Orders No. No. 43, W.D., 1922
Home Town: New York, NY

ISAAC, JOSEPH
Private, U.S. Army
Company N, 125th Infantry Regiment, 32d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 31, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Joseph Isaac, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action northeast of Jaulgonne, near Sergy, France, July 31, 1918. Although wounded in the head, Private Isaac crawled from within 100 feet of the German line back to his own line, 150 yards distant, carrying a more severely wounded comrade on his back.
General Orders No. No. 117, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Manistique, MI

IVES, EDWIN B.
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
9th Infantry Regiment, 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 3, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Edwin B. Ives, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Blanc Mont Ridge, France, October 3, 1918. First Lieutenant Ives volunteered and carried an important message from battalion to regimental headquarters through heavy machine-gun and artillery fire and returned with an answer.
General Orders No. 21, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Great Bend, KS

 

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 JACK, DANIEL L.
Private, U.S. Army
Company F, 362d Infantry Regiment, 91st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 31, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Daniel L. Jack, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near the Scheldt River, Belgium, October 31, 1918. When the advance of the front line was held up by fire from a machine-gun nest 300 yards to the front, Private Jack, with two others, crossed the open field in the face of fire from enemy artillery, machine-guns, and snipers. Charging the nest, they killed two of the crew, wounded two others, and captured five, together with the gun.
General Orders No. 46, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Geneva, IN

*JACKSON, BURNWELL C.
Private, U.S. Army
Company F, 16th Infantry Regiment, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 19, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Burnwell C. Jackson, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Soissons, France, July 19, 1918. Private Jackson, alone, captured a machine-gun, killed two of the crew, and took the remaining three prisoners. Later in the same day he was killed while making a similar attempt.
General Orders No. 15, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Kingston, NC

*JACKSON, FRANKLIN J.
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
106th Infantry Regiment, 27th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 29, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Franklin J. Jackson, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action east of Ronssoy, France, September 29, 1918. During the operations against the Hindenburg line Lieutenant Jackson, trench-mortar officer of his regiment, twice volunteered to go forward under heavy shell and machine-gun fire on a personal reconnaissance. While gallantly and courageously engaged in the second reconnaissance he was killed.
General Orders No. No. 142, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Brooklyn, NY

JACKSON, GEORGE C.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company M, 16th Infantry Regiment, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 2, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to George C. Jackson, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Fleville, France, October 2, 1918. His platoon becoming disorganized by enemy artillery fire, Sergeant Jackson halted his men, reorganized them under the heavy fire and resumed the advance. Later he borrowed an automatic rifle from one of the men in his platoon, and, firing it from his hip, advanced on an enemy machine-gun, killing two members of the crew and capturing another.
General Orders No. 44, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Fort Worth, TX

JACKSON, HORATIO N.
Major (Medical Corps), U.S. Army
313th Infantry Regiment, 79th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 26 - 29, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Horatio N. Jackson, Major (Medical Corps), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Montfaucon, France, September 26 - 29, 1918. Constantly working in the face of heavy machine-gun and shell fire, Major Jackson was most devoted in his attention to the wounded, always present in the line of advance, directing the administering of first aid, and guiding the work of Utter bearers. He remained on duty until severely wounded by high-explosive shells, when he was obliged to evacuate.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Burlington, VT

JACKSON, JAMES
First Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company K, 31st Infantry Regiment, 33d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 11, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to James Jackson, First Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Consenvoye, France, October 11, 1918. Advancing with a few companions through the enemy barrage, First Sergeant Jackson attacked a machine-gun emplacement which had been inflicting heavy casualties, and captured the enemy gun and 17 prisoners. His personal heroism was an inspiration to those with him.
General Orders 71, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Chicago, IL

JACKSON, RUFUS B.
Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army
370th Infantry Regiment, 93d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 28, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Rufus B. Jackson, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Farm La Folie, France, September 28, 1918. Having been ordered to use his Stokes mortars in wiping out machine-gun nests, which had been resisting the advance of his company, Lieutenant Jackson made a personal reconnaissance by crawling to the enemy's lines to locate the nests. Accomplishing his purpose, he returned and directed the fire, silencing the guns.
General Orders No. 46, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Chicago, IL

JACKSON, WILLIAM
Sergeant, U.S. Army
9th Infantry Regiment, 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 3 - 9, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to William Jackson, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Blanc Mont Ridge, France, October 3 - 9, 1918. While acting as battalion runner, Sergeant Jackson, regardless of personal danger, many times volunteered and carried messages under the most intense shell fire, thereby greatly assisting in maintaining liaison with other units.
General Orders No. 21, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Easton, PA

JACOBS, WENDELL W.
Private, U.S. Army
Company C, 341st Machine-Gun Battalion, 89th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 30, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Wendell W. Jacobs, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action in the Bois-de-Bantheville, France, October 30, 1918. When six men of his section were wounded and his own hand was partly severed by a shell fragment, Private Jacobs had another soldier sever his hand with a pocket knife and then bandage it. While in this condition he assisted other wounded soldiers in every way possible before proceeding to the first-aid station, whence he was evacuated to the hospital.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Glenwood Springs, CO

JACOBSON, WILLIAM
Private, U.S. Army
Company D, 23d Infantry Regiment, 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: June 6, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to William Jacobson, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Chateau-Thierry, France, June 6, 1918. Private Jacobson perseveringly continued his work throughout the night as a runner under heavy fire, after having his nose shot off, in order to maintain communication.
General Orders No. 99, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Chicago, IL

*JACOBSON, WILLIAM A.
Private, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 128th Infantry Regiment, 32d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 7, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to William A. Jacobson, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Gesnes, France, October 7, 1918. When his battalion was forced to retire under heavy artillery and machine-gun fire, Private Jacobson went out in front of the line, administering first aid and bringing in the wounded who had been left lying in exposed positions. While so engaged he received two wounds, the second of which caused his death before he reached the aid station.
General Orders No. 44, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Viroqua, WI

JACQUES, LEO P. T.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company L, 104th Infantry Regiment, 26th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: April 10, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Leo P. T. Jacques, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in the action at Boise Brule, France, April 10, 1918. Sergeant Jacques displayed courage, coolness, and spirit of self-sacrifice in voluntarily going through shell-swept area to bring back wounded to a place of safety, carrying one wounded man more than 50 yards under heavy shell fire.
General Orders No. 99, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Greenfield, MA

JAGER, HOLGER
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company A, 101st Infantry Regiment, 26th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 27, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Holger Jager, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action north of Verdun, France, October 27, 1918. Corporal Jager continued to carry messages after being wounded in the back by a machine-gun bullet, until he was again wounded by a bursting shell so seriously that his evacuation was necessary.
General Orders No. 21, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Boston, MA

JAMES, BENJAMIN
First Sergeant, U.S. Army
Battery A, 101st Field Artillery, 26th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: April 21, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Benjamin James, First Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in the action of April 21, 1918, at Seicheprey, France. When a shell struck the gunpit of a battery, although seriously wounded in the chest and legs by fragments, First Sergeant James immediately obtained stretchers for the other men, doing everything possible for their comfort until he fell. He declined medical attention until all others had been looked after, setting a splendid example of self-sacrifice.
General Orders No. 99, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Brookline, MA

JAMES, DARL S.
Captain, U.S. Army
110th Engineers, 35th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 29 - 30, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Darl S. James, Captain, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Baulny, Meuse, France, September 29 - 30, 1918. Although severely wounded within a few moments from the start of the engagement, Captain James refused to be evacuated, but remained in command of his company and in addition, throughout the day, assisted in reorganizing scattered elements. On September 30, during two counterattacks, he supervised the resistance of his sector in spite of his weakened condition, and continually inspired his command, by his disregard of machine-gun and artillery fire.
General Orders No. 59, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Kansas City, MO

JAMES, JESSE A.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company L, 4th Infantry Regiment, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 13, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Jesse A. James, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Les Evaux, France, July 13, 1918. After many attempts to get patrols across the Marne had failed, Sergeant James alone swam the river, taking with Mm a wire, by which a boat containing two of his comrades was drawn across, without attracting the attention of the enemy.
General Orders No. 32, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Madill, OK

JAMES, JOSEPH
Private, U.S. Army
Headquarters Company, 368th Infantry Regiment, 92d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 30, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Joseph James, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Binarville, France, September 30, 1918. Private James went to the aid of a wounded companion under very severe machine-gun and artillery fire and brought him to cover. He stayed with the wounded man, giving him all possible aid until assistance came, when he returned to his place with the platoon.
General Orders No. 35, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Philadelphia, PA

JANKOWSKI, JAN
Supply Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company G, 9th Infantry Regiment, 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 1, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Jan Jankowski, Supply Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Vaux, France, July 1, 1918. Sergeant Jankowski entered a dugout, killing two and capturing three of the enemy single-handed.
General Orders No. 99, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Chicago, IL

*JANSEN, LOUIS B.
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
361st Infantry Regiment, 91st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 26, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Louis B. Jansen, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Epinonville, France, September 26, 1918. When the advance of his battalion was held up by an enemy machine-gun nest, Lieutenant Jansen, accompanied by a soldier, crossed the enemy wire, took the position, killed one of the enemy and captured four prisoners and two machine-guns.
General Orders No. 20, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Chicago, IL

JANSSEN, MARTIN J.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company A, 335th Infantry Regiment, 89th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 12, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Martin J. Janssen, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Flirey, France, September 12, 1918. Coming up in the rear of two platoons of a battalion of the first line, Sergeant Janssen, belonging to another battalion, noticed the two platoons were held up by machine-gun fire from the front and flank and appeared to be without a leader. Fearlessly exposing himself, he ran from one end of the line to the other urging the men forward until both platoons had moved across a small gully out of danger from the machine-gun fire. His bravery and leadership thus prevented the interruption of the advance of the entire first line.
General Orders No. No. 127, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Rushville, NE

JANSSEN, ROLLA
Corporal, U.S. Army
1st Battalion, 9th Infantry Regiment, 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 3, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Rolla Janssen, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Blanc Mont Ridge, France, October 3, 1918. While acting as a battalion runner, Corporal Janssen carried a message through a heavy barrage, and, although wounded, succeeded in returning with an answer. After his wound had been dressed, he remained on duty throughout the engagement.
General Orders No. 21, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Ashley, IL

JARDINE, DAVID F.
First Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company I, 30th Infantry Regiment, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 15 - 26, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to David F. Jardine, First Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action in the Bois d'Aigremont, France, July 15 - 26, 1918. When the platoon commander was killed, Sergeant Jardine was placed in command of a platoon and without regard for his personal safety, led it to the proper place through a violent barrage and successfully maintained the leadership of it throughout the battle.
General Orders No. No. 21, W.D., 1925
Home Town: Kansas City, MO

JARVI, EINO I.
Mechanic, U.S. Army
Company M, 125th Infantry Regiment, 32d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 11 - 13, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Eino I. Jarvi, Mechanic, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Verdun, France, October 11 - 13, 1918. Mechanic Jarvi, runner for the 3d Battalion, 125th Infantry, during the taking and holding of the line near La Tuilerie Ferme, was engaged in carrying important messages crossing and re-crossing death valley, between Hill 258 and La Cote Dame Marie, the foremost part of the line held by the 3d Battalion. The valley was swept by machine-gun fire, the terrain affording absolutely no protection, required a perilous dash of 500 yards across open ground before any cover was reached. It was only by display of supreme courage that important messages reached the battalion.
General Orders No. 13, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Rudyard, MI

JARVIS, HOMER S.
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
11th Machine-Gun Battalion, 4th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 26, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Homer S. Jarvis, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Nantillois, France, September 26, 1918. Lieutenant Jarvis, with another officer and a soldier, using captured German Maxim guns, pushed forward to a heavily shelled area from which the infantry had withdrawn, and by their accurate and effective fire kept groups of the enemy from occupying advantageous positions. Maintaining fire superiority all afternoon, Lieutenant Jarvis withdrew from his dangerous position only when it became too dark to see.
General Orders No. No. 138, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Caldwell, ID

*JAUSS, RAYMOND B.
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
30th Infantry Regiment, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 15, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Raymond B. Jauss, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Crezancy, France, July 15, 1918. After all means of liaison had failed, Lieutenant Jauss carried important messages to his observation posts. He was killed by shell fire while visiting one of his observation stations near Crezancy.
General Orders No. 32, W.D., 1919
Home Town: New York, NY

JAWORSKI, FRANK
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company F, 4th Engineers, 4th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: August 5, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Frank Jaworski, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action west of Fismes, France, August 5, 1918. Corporal Jaworski was a member of a small detachment of engineers which went out in advance of the front line of the infantry through an enemy barrage from 77-mm. guns and one-pounder guns to construct a footbridge over the River Vesle. As soon as their operations were discovered machine-gun fire was opened up on them, but, undaunted, the party continued at work, removing the German wire entanglements and completing a bridge which was of great value in subsequent operations.
General Orders No. No. 145, W.D., 1918
Home Town: West Hammond, IL

JAY, DELANCEY KANE
Major, U.S. Army
307th Infantry Regiment, 77th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: August 27, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Delancey Kane Jay, Major, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Chateau du Diable, near Fismes, France, August 27, 1918. With utter disregard of his own safety Major Jay left the shelter of his command post and personally directed the attack of his battalion against the strongly fortified enemy position in and about Chateau du Diable north of the Vesle River. From the beginning of the attack he stood on a railroad embankment within 70 meters of the enemy line, fully exposed to their observation, and under a continuous and intense fire of concealed machine guns, rifles, and artillery. From this position he continued to direct, control, and encourage his officers and men during the progress of the attack, and even after he had been wounded and until exhausted by loss of blood. He refused to be evacuated until he had given full instructions to his second in command and until all wounded enlisted men had been evacuated. His exceptional example of physical and mental courage was an inspiration to all his officers and men under the most trying and dangerous conditions.
General Orders No. 9, W.D., 1923
Home Town: Westbury, Long Island, NY

JEFFERS, LAMAR
Captain, U.S. Army
326th Infantry Regiment, 82d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 11, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Lamar Jeffers, Captain, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action neat St. Juvin, France, October 11, 1918. On the night of October 10 - 11 Captain Jeffers reconnoitered a badly damaged bridge, and early in the morning of the 11th he supervised its repair, being continuously under an intense machine-gun fire. He later led the leading company of the battalion over this bridge and across an open and level terrain, where all of his officers and almost two-thirds of his men became casualties and he himself was seriously wounded. He continued to lead his company forward until he fell, shot through the jaw with a machine-gun bullet.
General Orders No. 46, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Anniston, AL

JEFFERSON, ALBERT G.
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
Company C, 131st Infantry Regiment, 33d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 4, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Albert G. Jefferson, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Le Hamel, Belgium, July 4, 1918. After being severely wounded in the breast and shoulder from shell fire, First Lieutenant Jefferson continued with and commanded his platoon until its final objective was reached and its consolidation was completed.
General Orders No. 99, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Oak Park, IL

JEFFERY, FOREST G.
Private, U.S. Army
Company M, 7th Infantry Regiment, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 20, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Forest G. Jeffery, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action north of Cunel, France, October 20, 1918. At a time when his platoon was held up by machine- gun fire from the front, Private Jeffery with two other comrades went forward and attacked the machine-gun position from the flank, capturing one officer, two sergeants, and six privates, and enabling his platoon to further advance without loss of men.
General Orders No. No. 22, W.D., 1920
Home Town: Newport, AR

*JEFFORDS, PAUL
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company A, 137th Infantry Regiment, 35th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 28, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Paul Jeffords, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Baulny Ridge, France, September 28, 1918. After gallantly leading a section of the line in an advance, Corporal Jeffords was wounded in several places by machine-gun bullets, while he was taking position for the squad, but he refused medical attention and continued to display unusual fortitude until he died several minutes later.
General Orders 89, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Kansas City, KS

JEFFREY, ROBERT F.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Headquarters Company, 110th Infantry Regiment, 28th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 29, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Robert F. Jeffrey, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Apremont, France, September 29, 1918. Corporal Jeffrey was a member of a section operating 37-mm. guns which was attacked by the enemy. After removing the guns to safety he learned that the officer commanding the section had been captured, whereupon he organized a party of five, attacked the enemy's patrol, numbering 35, and succeeded in delivering the captured officer, killing 15 of the enemy and personally capturing two. Later in the same evening, in entire disregard for his own safety, Corporal Jeffrey assisted a sergeant in organizing 75 men for a counterattack, which they launched in the face of heavy fire at close range, driving the enemy back for more than a kilometer.
General Orders No. No. 145, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Homer City, PA

JENKINS, JAMES T.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company G, 317th Infantry Regiment, 80th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 5, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to James T. Jenkins, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Nantillois, France, October 5, 1918. Patrolling by himself, in front of the line, Sergeant Jenkins came upon a machine-gun emplacement manned by a German officer and three men. He wounded the officer and one soldier by rifle fire, captured the other two men, and took them with the machine-gun to the rear.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Buena Vista, VA

JENKINS, JOHN M.
Colonel, U.S. Army
30th Infantry Regiment, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 14, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to John M. Jenkins, Colonel, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Cunel, France, October 14, 1918. Colonel Jenkins personally led a reconnaissance patrol through the eastern and northern edges of Bois-de-la-Pultiere in order to obtain most necessary information while the area was being continuously bombarded by high-explosive and gas shells and raked by machine-gun fire. His courage and braver was a splendid example and an inspiration to the officers and men of his command.
General Orders No. 103, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Yorkville, SC

JENKINS, MATHEW
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company F, 370th Infantry Regiment, 93d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 20, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Mathew Jenkins, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Vauxaillon, France, September 20, 1918. Sergeant Jenkins was in command of a detachment and was ordered to attack the German line. After rescuing, under fire, a wounded comrade, he charged with his detachment, took a fortified tunnel, and, though far in advance of our lines and without rations and ammunition, held the position for more than 36 hours, until relieved, making use of captured guns and ammunition to repel the counterattacks made upon him.
General Orders No. No. 127, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Chicago, IL

*JENKINS, PAUL B.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Headquarters Company, 315th Infantry Regiment, 79th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 11, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Paul B. Jenkins, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Gibercy, France, November 11, 1918. While installing a telephone line, Sergeant Jenkinsí regiment started an attack. The enemy responded with a terrific barrage and before the communication was completed Sergeant Jenkins was in the midst of a heavy encounter. Bravely he remained at his post, endeavoring to establish telephone service, but was instantly killed by shell fire.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Philadelphia, PA

JENKINS, WADE H.
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Machine-Gun Company, 357th Infantry Regiment, 90th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 14, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Wade H. Jenkins, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near St. Marie Farm, France, September 14, 1918. Private First Class Jenkins volunteered to go forward with three other soldiers to reduce two machine-gun nests, which successively held up our advance. Crawling forward under heavy fire, he showed marked personal bravery, attacking and killing occupants of the enemy emplacements.
General Orders 87, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Orlando, OK

JENKINS, WESTON C.
Captain, U.S. Army
307th Infantry Regiment, 77th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 5, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Weston C. Jenkins, Captain, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action in the forest of Argonne, France, October 5, 1918. Captain Jenkins commanded the second battalion of his regiment with conspicuous gallantry. With utter disregard for his own safety, he continued throughput the action to direct his troops personally, moving about from place to place under heavy artillery and machine-gun fire. Exposing himself to the hostile fire, he encouraged his men in their efforts to break through the enemy's line and succeeded in maintaining their aggressive spirit by his personal example of fearlessness.
General Orders No. 20, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Rome, NY

*JENKS, DEAN N.
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
7th Infantry Regiment, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 16, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Dean N. Jenks, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Fossoy, France, July 16, 1918. Lieutenant Jenks fearlessly led his company in an attack under a heavy bombardment, encouraging his men by his example. He was killed by shell fire while in the performance of this act.
General Orders No. 44, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Denver, CO

*JENNART, LEON
Bugler, U.S. Army
Battery E, 119th Field Artillery, 32d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 12, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Leon Jennart, Bugler, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Badricourt, Alsace, July 12, 1918. As Bugler Jennart was returning from a reconnaissance with his battery commander, under heavy artillery fire, a shell struck between them, mortally wounding the officer and throwing Bugler Jennart from his horse, which was killed. Although he was himself seriously wounded, this soldier crawled across the road to the assistance of his captain, and, just before he reached the latter's side, was instantly killed by another bursting shell.
General Orders 66, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Detroit, MI

JENNINGS, EDGAR A.
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
120th Infantry Regiment, 32d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 31, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Edgar A. Jennings, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Cierges, France, July 31, 1918. First Lieutenant Jennings displayed marked bravery during an attack by his company, and when liaison with adjoining units had been lost, volunteered repeatedly for dangerous missions, he being a sergeant at the time. He exposed himself in the open to enemy machine-gun fire to rescue wounded soldiers, and reorganized the company after heavy casualties had been sustained.
General Orders 71, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Lynchburg, VA

JENSEN, INGEMANN
Private, U.S. Army
Machine-Gun Company, 132d Infantry Regiment, 33d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 9, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Ingemann Jensen, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Bois-du-Fays, France, October 9, 1918. In the action in the Bois-du-Fays, on October 9, Private Jensen was wounded, but returned to the line as soon as he had his wound dressed. He was wounded the second time and sent to the first-aid station, where he was ordered to the rear, but, instead returned to the line, where he was wounded for the third time and carried to the rear on a stretcher.
General Orders No. 44, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Chicago, IL

JENSEN, OTTO CARSTEN
Private, U.S. Army
Company E, 305th Infantry Regiment, 77th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 1, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Otto Carsten Jensen, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near St. Juvin, France, November 1, 1918. When his company had suffered heavy casualties and had been withdrawn, Private Jensen went out with another soldier in advance of our lines, under machine-gun fire, to rescue the wounded. In attempting this hazardous mission, he was seriously wounded.
General Orders No. No. 53, W.D., 1920
Home Town: Rock Springs, WY

JERABEK, JERRY J.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company A, 121st Machine-Gun Battalion, 32d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 14, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Jerry J. Jerabek, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action in Romagne Woods, France, October 14, 1918. Passing through heavy fire and through wire entanglements, he led his section to a position 500 meters in advance of the infantry, where he set up his guns and effectively covered the advance. He showed marked bravery and skill in leading his men, capturing 22 prisoners without sustaining a casualty.
General Orders 81, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Algoma, WI

JERMIASON, AXEL
Private, U.S. Army
Company K, 26th Infantry Regiment, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: May 27, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Axel Jermiason, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Cantigny, France, May 27, 1918. Private Jermiason was so seriously wounded that he could not operate his automatic rifle, but refused to be evacuated and continued with the rifle taking the place of first loader. Becoming very weak from the loss of blood, he was ordered to the rear by his platoon commander, but on his way back picked up a rifle and continued in the fight until the enemy had been driven back.
General Orders No. 44, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Buford, ND

JERRY, BARNEY
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company F, 322d Infantry Regiment, 81st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 10, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Barney Jerry, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Grimaucourt, France, November 10, 1918. While acting as scout 400 yards in advance of his company, Corporal Jerry opened fire on ten Germans advancing in front of his position, killing two, wounding one, and causing the rest to retreat.
General Orders No. 32, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Memphis, TN

JERVEY, FRANK JOHNSTONE
Captain, U.S. Army
4th Infantry Regiment, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 23, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Frank Johnstone Jervey, Captain, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Les Franquettes Farm, France, July 23, 1918. Although wounded five times when his company was suddenly fired upon by machine-guns while crossing an open field, Captain Jervey remained in command of his company until he became unconscious.
General Orders No. 32, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Charleston, SC

*JERZAKOWSKI, WALTER
First Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company K, 127th Infantry Regiment, 32d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: August 5, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Walter Jerzakowski, First Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action between Fismes and Vesle River, France, August 5, 1918. After a temporary halt had been made by his organization to reorganize the line, and the advance was resumed, an attempt was made by the enemy to outflank the company. On the exposed flank, under heavy enemy shell fire, Sergeant Jerzakowski coolly and heroically organized such a defense that the enemy was unable to outflank his company which was able to reach its objective. Sergeant Jerzakowski was later killed in action on October 5, 1918.
General Orders No. No. 3, W.D., 1929
Home Town: Milwaukee, WI

JEWETT, HENRY C.
Colonel, U.S. Army
316th Engineers, 91st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 24 - October 4, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Henry C. Jewett, Colonel, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action during the Argonne- Meuse offensive, September 25 to October 4, 1918. Assigned to the command of an infantry brigade, Colonel Jewett was directed to go forward, find his brigade, and consolidate his regiments, which had become separated. He crossed territory under terrific fire and pulled his rear regiment to the aid of the regiment in the front, which was seriously engaged, thereafter commanding the movements of both regiments in a highly creditable manner.
General Orders No. 20, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Buffalo, NY

JILLSON, HOWARD D.
Private, U.S. Army
Company F, 309th Infantry Regiment, 78th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 17, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Howard D. Jillson, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action in Bois-de-Hailbat, northeast of Jaulny, France, September 17, 1918. Although suffering from illness, Private Jillson volunteered as runner, and repeatedly carried messages across heavily shelled areas, displaying the greatest courage and coolness.
General Orders No. No. 125, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Buffalo, NY

*JOBES, LESLIE J.
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
115th Infantry Regiment, 29th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 8, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Leslie J. Jobes, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Verdun, France, October 8, 1918. Lieutenant Jobes, while in command of his platoon during an engagement of the 29th Division, Verdun sector, displayed exceptional bravery, disregarding his own safety and encouraging his men, both by words and action. While leading his platoon in an attack on a machine-gun nest he was instantly killed, but the attack begun by him continued and resulted in the machine-gun nests being captured.
General Orders No. 2, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Hoboken, NJ

JOE, COLIN B. (AKA: COLIN B. BALMAYNE)
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company K, 23d Infantry Regiment, 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 1 & 5, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Colin B. Joe, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action in the Meuse-Argonne offensive, November 1 and November 5, 1918. With complete disregard of his own danger, Sergeant Joe went forward alone, when the advance was held up by two machine-gun nests, and, single- handed, reduced these positions, capturing nine prisoners. Later, he single-handed attacked the crews of three machine guns, being severely wounded in this action.
General Orders 81, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Milton, MA

JOERGER, CARL F.
Private, U.S. Army
Company M, 312th Infantry Regiment, 78th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 24, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Carl F. Joerger, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Grand Pre, France, October 24, 1918. Leaving his dugout, Private Joerger voluntarily crawled across a machine-gun swept area to the aid of two wounded comrades. While performing this heroic task he was seriously wounded.
General Orders No. 44, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Newark, NJ

*JOHANSON, CARL I.
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Company B, 306th Infantry Regiment, 77th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 27, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Carl I. Johanson, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action in the Forest of Argonne, France, September 27, 1918. Private Johanson displayed exceptional bravery in volunteering to cut the enemyís wire and thereby make it possible for his company to advance upon the enemy. In performing this invaluable service he repeatedly exposed himself to heavy fire from enemy machine guns and was severely wounded.
General Orders No. 21, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Brooklyn, NY

*JOHNS, LATIMER A.
Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army
122d Field Artillery, 33d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 30, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Latimer A. Johns, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Gesnes, France, September 30,1918, Lieutenant Johns was in command of a platoon in support of an assaulting battalion of infantry. During the attack he went far ahead of the infantry to establish an observation post, where he directed fire from his guns, thereby rendering valuable assistance to the advancing battalion. After several attempts, he went through a heavy enemy barrage and enfilading machine-gun fire, but when returning to his post he was killed.
General Orders No. No. 21, W.D., 1925
Home Town: Randolph, WI

JOHNS, SAMUEL H.
Private, U.S. Army
Company L, 372d Infantry Regiment, 93d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 28, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Samuel H. Johns, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Bussy Farm, France, September 28, 1918. After several other runners had been killed or wounded, Private Johns volunteered to carry a message over fields swept by heavy machine-gun fire and artillery bombardment. He succeeded in delivering the message, but was severely wounded while on the return trip.
General Orders No. 13, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Needham, MA

JOHNSEN, EDWIN A.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company D, 18th Infantry Regiment, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 4, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Edwin A. Johnsen, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Exermont, France, October 4, 1918. Sergeant Johnsen led his section in the attack through heavy artillery fire. Although severely wounded by a high-explosive shell, he remained with his organization until he was unable to continue forward, due to the loss of blood.
General Orders No. No. 35, W.D., 1920
Home Town: Elgin, IL

JOHNSON, ABE
Private, U.S. Army
Company G, 102d Infantry Regiment, 26th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 26, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Abe Johnson, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Marcheville, France, September 26, 1918. Private Johnson volunteered to accompany a party whose mission was to bombard a hostile machine-gun emplacement. Under heavy shell fire he approached to within 30 feet of the emplacement, when he was fired upon through loopholes in a stone wall. Working his way behind the wall, Private Johnson enfiladed the enemy -with rifle fire and effected their capture, with the machine- gun.
General Orders No. 21, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Waterbury, CT

JOHNSON, ALGOT
Private, U.S. Army
Company A, 308th Infantry Regiment, 77th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: August 26, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Algot Johnson, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Ville Savoye, France, August 26, 1918. Under heavy fire from the enemy, Private Johnson, accompanied by one man, crossed the Vesle River and silenced a machine-gun, which was causing heavy casualties in his company. They killed one gunner and wounded the other.
General Orders No. 35, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Bronx, NY

JOHNSON, ALVA LEE
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company G, 5th Ammunition Train, 5th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 24, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Alva Lee Johnson, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Septsarges, France, October 24, 1918. When an enemy shell struck some pyrotechnics stored in the ammunition dump of his organization, Corporal Johnson directed and assisted in the removal of inflammable material and placing the fire under control. Through his coolness and courage the destruction of a large quantity of nearby ammunition was avoided.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: El Paso, TX

JOHNSON, ARTHUR
Private, U.S. Army
Headquarters Company, 370th Infantry Regiment, 93d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 30, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Arthur Johnson, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Mont des Singes, France, September 30, 1918. Acting as ammunition carrier, Private Johnson received a painful injury in the back from a shell fragment. While engaged in carrying ammunition he found a wounded man in an exposed position and, regardless of his own wound, carried the man under heavy shell fire to the first-aid station, a distance of more than a kilometer, returning to his work immediately afterwards.
General Orders No. 46, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Newcomer, PA

JOHNSON, BRAINARD W.
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Sanitary Detachment, 116th Infantry Regiment, 29th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 24, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Brainard W. Johnson, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Verdun, France. Private Johnson repeatedly exposed himself to heavy machine-gun fire in giving first-aid to the wounded and carrying them to the rear. Through his devotion to duty and disregard of danger many lives were saved.
General Orders No. 34, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Basic, VA

JOHNSON, CHARLES B., JR.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Battery A, 101st Field Artillery, 26th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 18, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Charles B. Johnson, Jr., Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action north of Chateau-Thierry, France, July 19, 1918. While his battery position was under shell fire and its ammunition dump had been hit and shells were exploding in it and the crew was ordered to leave Sergeant Johnson remained, put out three fires in the dump, and afterwards, under heavy fire, searched for and brought wounded to shelter.
General Orders No. No. 125, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Somerville, MA

JOHNSON, CHRISTIAN A.
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Headquarters Company, 106th Infantry Regiment, 27th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 27, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Christian A. Johnson, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Ronssoy, France, September 27, 1918. When a strong force of the enemy had cut off his company from the advance units of our troops, Private Johnson volunteered to accompany two officers on a hazardous patrol to ascertain the exact location of the enemy and our advance troops. They came under terrific enemy fire, by which one of the officers was killed, but Private Johnson continued forward until he was completely surrounded by the enemy. He succeeded in working his way back and made his report, which was of great value in meeting the critical situation.
General Orders 78, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Rapid City, MI

JOHNSON, FRANCIS P.
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Company F, 102d Infantry Regiment, 26th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: February 28, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Francis P. Johnson, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action in the vicinity of Chavignon, France, February 28, 1918. Private Johnson was a member of a working party detailed to string barbed wire well out in front of the advance post. His party encountered a violent enemy barrage, which protected the enemy assault troops. Private Johnson helped to fight off the enemy, and with rare coolness and daring continued to pass back and forth through the hostile barrage collecting our men and assisting in the reorganization of the party.
General Orders No. 6, W.D., 1931
Home Town: Ansonia, CT

JOHNSON, GEORGE S.
Private, U.S. Army
Company K, 16th Infantry Regiment, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 4, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to George S. Johnson, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Fleville, France, October 4, 1918. When his organization was halted by machine-gun fire from the front, Private Johnson, accompanied by a noncommissioned officer, advanced upon and destroyed the enemy machine-gun position, forcing four of the enemy to surrender, and thereby insuring the further advance of his unit.
General Orders No. No. 35, W.D., 1920
Home Town: Rockford, IL

JOHNSON, GUSTAVE H.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Battery C, 305th Field Artillery, 77th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: August 16, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Gustave H. Johnson, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Chery-Chartreuve, France, August 16, 1918. Corporal Johnson assisted Lieutenant Robinson in rescuing the body of an officer from a burning ammunition dump which was under fire.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Brooklyn, NY

JOHNSON, HANNING G.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Battery B, 151st Field Artillery, 42d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 15, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Hanning G. Johnson, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Suippes, France, July 15, 1918. Sergeant Johnson remained in command of his gun section throughout the entire day, after having been severely wounded.
General Orders No. 44, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Minneapolis, MN

JOHNSON, HAROLD R.
Private, U.S. Army
Headquarters Company, 102d Field Artillery, 26th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: April 20, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Harold R. Johnson, Private, U.S. Army, for exceptional bravery and devotion to duty near Seicheprey, France, on April 20, 1918, when, although wounded in the arm and leg, Private Johnson continued, while under heavy shell fire, to repair the telephone lines, and succeeded in reestablishing communications.
General Orders No. No. 107, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Providence, RI

JOHNSON, HENRY
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company C, 369th Infantry Regiment, 93d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: May 13 - 15, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Henry Johnson, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action in France during the period 13 - 15 May 1918. Private Johnson distinguished himself by extraordinary heroism while engaged in military operations involving conflict with an opposing foreign force. While on a double sentry night duty, Private Johnson and a fellow soldier were attacked by a raiding party of Germans numbering almost twenty, wounding both. When the Germans were within fighting distance, he opened fire, shooting one of them and seriously wounding two more. The Germans continued to advance, and as they were about to be captured Private Johnson drew his bolo knife from his belt and attacked the Germans in a hand-to-hand encounter. Even though having sustained three grenade and shotgun wounds from the star, Private Johnson went to the rescue of his fellow soldier who was being taken prisoner by the enemy. He kept on fighting until the Germans were chased away. Private Johnsonís personal courage and total disregard for his own life reflect great credit upon himself, the 369th United States Infantry Regiment, the United States Army, and the United States of America.
Awarded under Act of Congress, 2002
Home Town: Albany, NY

JOHNSON, HENRY
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Company G, 119th Infantry Regiment, 30th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 29, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Henry Johnson, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Bellicourt, France, September 29, 1918. After his platoon had been halted by unusually heavy fire from machine-gun nests, Private Johnson made his way forward and by the effective use of hand grenades killed the occupants of the nest and made possible the continuance of the advance.
General Orders No. 50, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Creston, TN

JOHNSON, JOHN
Private, U.S. Army
Company A, 102d Infantry Regiment, 26th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 27, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to John Johnson, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Bellieu Bois, north of Verdun, France, October 27, 1918. On three separate occasions Private Johnson displayed the utmost heroism and complete disregard for personal danger by crawling from out lines while under direct observation and machine-gun fire and, by the skillful use of natural cover which the ground afforded, brought back to safety three wounded comrades who were lying helpless near the enemy's position, thereby saving them from death or capture.
General Orders No. No. 49, W.D., 1922
Home Town: Alexander, IA

JOHNSON, MAURICE E.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company D, 306th Machine-Gun Battalion, 77th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 2 - 7, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Maurice E. Johnson, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Binarville, France, October 2 - 7, 1918. Two platoons of his company being surrounded by strong enemy forces, Corporal Johnson continued to operate his machine gun with little rest for five days. Each day small enemy groups endeavored to capture the machine gun, which was stationed on the right flank of the company; on each occasion Corporal Johnson remained with his gun in the face of deadly enemy fire, delivering bursts of fire which drove the enemy raiders to cover, killing and wounding many of them. Wounded on October 4 by grenade fire, he still remained at his post; he was again wounded on October 5. On October 7, owing to his wounds, his machine gun was temporarily out of action and the ground held by riflemen. On the afternoon of this day the enemy launched an attack against the right flank, using liquid fire, whereupon Corporal Johnson, in spite of his exhaustion due to his wounds, resumed operation of his machine gun, and with such effect as to repulse the enemy.
General Orders No. No. 13, W.D., 1923
Home Town: Buffalo, NY

*JOHNSON, MELVIN B.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company M, 127th Infantry Regiment, 32d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 14, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Melvin B. Johnson, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Gesnes, France, October 14, 1918. When his battalion was held up after suffering heavy casualties from flanking machine-gun fire, Corporal Johnson went out alone with an automatic rifle, to a position 250 yards in advance of our lines, and, although subjected to intense fire from three directions, operated his gun and so neutralized the enemy fire while his battalion reformed. He was killed on this mission, undertaken on his own initiative.
General Orders 78, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Greve, MT

JOHNSON, OSCAR E.
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Company B, 60th Infantry Regiment, 5th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 14, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Oscar E. Johnson, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Cunel, France, October 14, 1918. Private Johnson volunteered and went to the rescue of his platoon commander who had been wounded and was lying in a very dangerous position, subjected to heavy machine-gun and shell fire. He succeeded in carrying the officer to a place of safety.
General Orders 81, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Norwalk, CT

*JOHNSON, OSCAR E.
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Company C, 325th Infantry Regiment, 82d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 14 - 15, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Oscar E. Johnson, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near St. Juvin, France, October 14 - 15, 1918. In utter disregard for his own safety, Private Johnson repeated carried messages through heavy fire until he received wounds which later caused his death.
General Orders No. 44, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Jamestown, NY

JOHNSON, PAUL
Private, U.S. Army
Company M, 127th Infantry Regiment, 32d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 14, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Paul Johnson, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Gesnes, France, October 14, 1918. When the battalion was held up by heavy machine-gun fire, he volunteered to go forward 250 yards and help in establishing a position to neutralize the enemy fire. Although wounded, he remained at his post for seven hours, under heavy fire till the enemy position was taken by assault.
General Orders 71, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Oconto, WI

JOHNSON, RAGNVOLD
Cook, U.S. Army
Company B, 361st Infantry Regiment, 91st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 29 - October 1, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Ragnvold Johnson, Cook, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Gesnes, France, September 29 to October 1, 1918. Under heavy shell fire, and badly wounded, he constantly assisted for three days in cooking for an entire battalion in the front line.
General Orders No. No. 139, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Everett, WA

JOHNSON, REUBEN L.
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Company B, 47th Infantry Regiment, 4th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 28, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Reuben L. Johnson, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near the Bois-de-Brieulles, France, September 28, 1918. Although he had been painfully wounded in the back by a bursting shell, Private Johnson continued to perform his duties as a runner under heavy artillery and machine-gun fire, thereby enabling his company commander to maintain control of the company. He remained on duty until late in the night when he was ordered to the dressing station.
General Orders 98, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Ashton, SD

*JOHNSON, RICHARD D.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company E, 127th Infantry Regiment, 32d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 30, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Richard D. Johnson, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Cierges, France, July 30, 1918. Coming unexpectedly upon a German machine gun, Sergeant Johnson threw himself upon it as it started firing, being himself killed, but preventing any casualties among the members of his own platoon, the enemy gunners being made prisoners
General Orders 74, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Eau Claire, WI

JOHNSON, ROYAL C.
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
313th Infantry Regiment, 79th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 26 - 27, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Royal C. Johnson, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Montfaucon, France, September 26 - 27, 1918. Lieutenant Johnson constantly exposed himself to the enemy fire during the action at Montfaucon, setting an example to his men by his fearlessness. When severely wounded by shell fire, he assisted two wounded men of his company to the rear and refused to occupy space in the ambulance until these men had been provided for.
General Orders No. No. 3, W.D., 1924
Home Town: Aberdeen, SD

JOHNSON, SAMUEL M.
Major, U.S. Army
372d Infantry Regiment, 93d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 27, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Samuel M. Johnson, Major, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Bussy Farm, France, September 27, 1918. Major Johnson led his battalion with exceptional bravery and judgment through a heavy enemy barrage in an attack on a strong hostile force on the plateau south of Bussy Farm, fearlessly exposing himself to point out enemy machine- gun positions. Having attained his objective, he held his ground in spite of the fact that his command had been badly cut up and participated in the attack on the following day. In spite of the strong resistance, his battalion captured a large number of guns, an ammunition dump, and valuable material. His fearlessness, energy, and leadership inspired his men to successful attack.
General Orders No. 13, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Athens, OH

JOHNSON, SILAS J.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 56th Infantry Regiment, 7th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 3, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Silas J. Johnson, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action in the Puvenelle Sector, France, November 3, 1918. When the company to which he was attached withdrew from their position and the medical personnel was ordered to find a place of safety, Sergeant Johnson refused to leave the wounded. He carried a seriously wounded officer one and a half kilometers through a heavy artillery barrage to the battalion aid station.
General Orders No. 44, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Northfield, MN

JOHNSON, SWAN
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company G, 16th Infantry Regiment, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 18, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Swan Johnson, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Soissons, France, July 18, 1918. Sergeant Swan personally reconnoitered a heavily guarded enemy position and killed one of the foe. In spite of being seriously wounded, he succeeded in returning to his patrol, informing them of the enemy's position and thereby enabling them to capture the entire enemy force.
General Orders No. 15, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Seattle, WA

JOHNSON, SWAN E.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company B, 131st Infantry Regiment, 33d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: August 9, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Swan E. Johnson, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Chipilly Ridge, France, August 9, 1918. His company having been held up by concentrated machine-gun and artillery fire, Sergeant Johnson and another soldier went forward and made a reconnaissance, locating a way forward which was protected from direct fire. Although he was badly wounded, Sergeant Johnson returned and led his company along this route, thereby enabling the entire battalion to advance.
General Orders 70, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Chicago, IL

JOHNSON, WILBUR
Private, U.S. Army
Battery C, 119th Field Artillery, 32d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: August 9, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Wilbur Johnson, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Les Pres Farm, France, August 9, 1918. When an enemy shell burst at the rear of the gun pit, wounding him and all the members of the gun crew except the chief of the section, Private Johnson concealed the fact that he had received two severe wounds in the back, after he had assisted in removing his wounded comrades. He then resumed his duties and continued serving the piece for about ten minutes until he collapsed.
General Orders 98, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Lansing, MI

JOHNSON, WILLIAM T.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company A, 318th Infantry Regiment, 80th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 5, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to William T. Johnson, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Bois- du-Fays, France, October 5, 1918. While leading a patrol, Sergeant Johnson encountered terrific machine-gun fire, which forced him to order his patrol to cover. He then advanced alone, working his way to the nest which he destroyed, and allowed for the continuance of patrol. Later the same day, he braved the perils of an extremely heavy barrage to bring to safety a wounded comrade who was lying 300 yards in advance of the lines.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Waverly, VA

JOHNSTON, EWART
Captain, U.S. Army
116th Infantry Regiment, 29th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 8, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Ewart Johnston, Captain, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action during the attack on Malbrouck Hill and Consenvoye Woods, north of Verdun, France, October 8, 1918. Captain Johnston led his company through heavy machine-gun and artillery fire in the attack on his objective. Upon reaching a position scheduled for a passage of the lines he located a strong enemy position. Upon his own initiative he led his company in a bayonet attack and captured about 200 prisoners.
General Orders No. No. 15, W.D., 1921
Home Town: Winchester, VA

JOHNSTON, FRANK
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company M, 142d Infantry Regiment, 36th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 8, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Frank Johnston, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near St. Etienne, France, October 8, 1918. After his company had been thrown into confusion by running into its own artillery barrage, Corporal Johnston reorganized a large part of the company and continued the advance. His command was again separated by a barrage of enemy artillery fire, but he continued with that portion of the company left under his control until he was twice wounded and carried to the rear.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Denton, TX

JOHNSTON, GEORGE W.
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Company A, 149th Machine-Gun Battalion, 42d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 29 - August 1, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to George W. Johnston, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Sergy, France, July 29 to August 1, 1918. When all the other runners were either wounded or exhausted, Private First Class Johnston maintained liaison by constantly carrying messages through zones swept by intense enemy fire. He often volunteered to assist stretcher bearers in removing wounded from the battlefield.
General Orders 71, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Phillipsburg, NJ

JOHNSTON, HAMILTON
Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army
38th Infantry Regiment, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 15, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Hamilton Johnston, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Launay, France, July 15, 1918. Lieutenant Johnston, with two soldiers, attacked a patrol of seven Germans who had captured four American soldiers, killed one of the Germans, and captured the others.
General Orders No. 23, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Troy, NY

JOHNSTON, HUGH
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company D, 325th Infantry Regiment, 82d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 11, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Hugh Johnston, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near St. Juvin, France, October 11, 1918. Voluntarily leaving shelter Sergeant Johnston crawled out into the open under heavy enemy fire to the aid of a wounded soldier. While administering first aid to the latter he was himself wounded, but he nevertheless attempted to carry his comrade to safety, and in so doing he received a second wound.
General Orders No. 46, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Brooklyn, NY

*JOHNSTON, JOSEPH H.
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
322d Infantry Regiment, 81st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 15, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Joseph H. Johnston, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Beulay, France, October 15, 1918. Lieutenant Johnston led a daylight patrol behind the German front line for the purpose of securing information as to the reported retreat of the enemy. Discovering an enemy machine gun, he led his men in an attempt to capture it, but when they were about twenty-five yards away, the gun opened fire and this officer was mortally wounded. Upon being pulled into a trench by members of the patrol, he manifested no anxiety concerning himself, but urged his men to continue their mission.
General Orders 74, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Chapel Hill, NC

JOHNSTON, LOUIS E.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Machine-Gun Company, 120th Infantry Regiment, 30th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 18 - 19, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Louis E. Johnston, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Mazinghein, France, October 18 - 19, 1918. When his platoon became separated from the battalion to which it was attached, Corporal Johnston proceeded under heavy shell fire along a road with which he was unfamiliar and established liaison with his battalion.
General Orders No. 35, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Davidson, NC

JOHNSTON, WILLIAM H.
Major General, U.S. Army
91st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 27 - 30, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to William H. Johnston, Major General, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action northwest of Verdun, France, September 27 - 30, 1918. Major General Johnston repeatedly showed exceptional bravery during the Argonne-Meuse offensive, frequently visiting his front lines under heavy fire from enemy artillery, machine-guns, and snipers, displaying marked coolness and inspiring the members of his command with confidence and determination.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Cincinnati, OH

JOINER, ARTHUR ELMER
Private, U.S. Army
Company A, 360th Infantry Regiment, 90th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 1, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Arthur Elmer Joiner, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Le Grand Carre Farm, France, November 1, 1918. Private Joiner, a battalion runner, made four trips to his company through intense machine-gun fire. On the fourth trip he was severely wounded, but he continued to crawl along until he intercepted another runner and gave him the message.
General Orders No. 46, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Granbury, TX

JOLLEY, THOMAS
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 101st Field Artillery, 26th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: March 6, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Thomas Jolley, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Chemin-des-Dames, France, March 6, 1918. While the area in which he was located was being heavily shelled by the enemy, Private First Class Jolley showed extraordinary valor by leaving his dugout, passing through 300 meters of heavy shell fire, and rendering aid to a wounded man at great risk of his own life.
General Orders No. No. 129, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Lawrence, MA

JONA, STEPHEN, JR.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company B, 102d Infantry Regiment, 26th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 26, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Stephen Jona, Jr., Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Marcheville, France, September 26, 1918. During a barrage lasting two hours, Corporal Jona placed his men in the best shelter available, remaining in observation himself, and refused to take cover. He organized a platoon of men who had become separated from their commands and led them forward under a heavy fire from artillery, machine guns, and snipers. Throughout the engagement he was a source of inspiration to his men.
General Orders No. No. 137, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Hartford, CT

JONES, ALVEY
Sergeant Major, U.S. Army
Headquarters Company, Motor Battalion, 1st Ammunition Train, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: February 22 & July 23, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Alvey Jones, Sergeant Major, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Beaumont, France, February 22, 1918, and at Missy aux Bois, France, July 23, 1918. Near Beaumont, Sergeant Major Jones displayed marked courage by refusing to be evacuated after being wounded remaining on duty under severe shell fire and preventing a traffic blockade. At Missy aux Bois, an enemy shell set fire to a pile of ammunition, which he was salvaging. Disregarding danger, he managed to save a larger pile nearby, extinguishing the flames. Though he was slightly wounded, he continued his work until every box of ammunition was salvaged.
General Orders No. No. 14, W.D., 1920
Home Town: Morton Grove, IL

JONES, ARCHIE J.
Private, U.S. Army
Company D, 364th Infantry Regiment, 91st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 28, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Archie J. Jones, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action during the attack on Bois-de-Baulny, north of Epinonville, France, September 28, 1918. During the attack Private Jones rushed, under enemy machine-gun fire, into the open in advance of the lines held and rendered first aid to a badly wounded officer who was lying exposed to enemy machine-gun fire.
General Orders No. No. 39, W.D., 1920
Home Town: Chicago, IL

JONES, ARTHUR CARROLL
Private, U.S. Army
Company G, 313th Infantry Regiment, 79th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 28, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Arthur Carroll Jones, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Montfaucon, France, September 28, 1918. While on his way to the dressing station for treatment, hearing a call for a volunteer to carry an important message from brigade headquarters to a regiment which was being pressed back, Private Jones volunteered and carried the message through a terrific intervening enemy barrage, and as a result of his courageous actions reinforcements arrived at a critical time.
General Orders No. No. 4, W.D., 1923
Home Town: Baltimore, MD

JONES, ARTHUR W.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company A, 30th Engineers, British Expeditionary Forces (Attached)
Date of Action: April 9, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Arthur W. Jones, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Cambrin, Rance, April 9, 1918. While returning from the front lines on the morning of April 9, 1918, Corporal Jonesí platoon was subjected to a heavy shell fire, several of the men being killed or wounded, the balance taking shelter nearby. Corporal Jones persisted in leaving his shelter and searching for wounded, several of whom be brought back in the midst of a barrage. He carried on the work in heroic manner for the benefit of his comrades and with disregard for his own personal safety.
General Orders No. No. 126, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Minneapolis, MN

*JONES, CARL O.
Private, U.S. Army
Company E, 118th Infantry Regiment, 30th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 8, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Carl O. Jones, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Montbrehain, France, October 8, 1918. Crawling to the flanks of a German machine-gun nest, Private Jones covered the crew with his rifle from a distance of 30 yards and captured 12 of the enemy. This gallant soldier was subsequently killed in action.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Kannapolis, NC

JONES, CHARLES G.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company F, 318th Infantry Regiment, 80th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 4 - 5, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Charles G. Jones, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Bois De Ogon, France, October 4 - 5, 1918. Making his way through a heavy barrage, Corporal Jones brought valuable information as to the enemy's position to his company commander. He then returned to the enemy's position showing absolute disregard for his own personal danger, and brought back two wounded men who had fallen there.
General Orders 81, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Hopewell, VA

JONES, CLARENCE M.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company B, 112th Infantry Regiment, 28th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 8, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Clarence M. Jones, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Chatel- Chehery, France, October 8, 1918. Ordered to clear Hill 244 of the enemy, Sergeant Jones led a patrol of seven men up a steep slope under enemy grenade fire by which four of his men were killed. Pushing on with the remaining three he silenced three machinegun nests and twelve snipers, driving off the remainder of the Germans. He then sent one of his men back with a message and with the other two held the position for two hours until he was relieved.
General Orders 98, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Meadville, PA

JONES, CLAUDE V.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company M, 358th Infantry Regiment, 90th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 12, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Claude V. Jones, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Fey-en-Haye, France, September 12, 1918. With the assistance of one other soldier, Corporal Jones attacked a machinegun nest from the flank, and captured the gun, together with 11 prisoners.
General Orders 81, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Clarita, OK

*JONES, DANIEL L.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Headquarters Company, 110th Infantry Regiment, 28th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 6, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Daniel L. Jones, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Baslieux, France, September 6, 1918. In command of a detachment of signal men in the crossing of the Vesle River, Sergeant Jones was severely gassed while transmitting an important message to the rear. He, however, continued with his message the entire distance to the Regimental Headquarters, where he arrived exhausted and suffering severely from burns and gas inhalation. Although tagged at the dressing station for evacuation, he refused to be evacuated and returned to the front line, later bringing three other men blinded by gas to the rear. Sergeant Jones subsequently died from the injuries received.
General Orders 95, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Latrobe, PA

JONES, ECMAN T.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company E, 26th Infantry Regiment, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 19, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Ecman T. Jones, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Soissons, France, July 19, 1918. After being wounded Sergeant Jones refused to be evacuated, led his platoon in attack, and continued fighting until incapacitated by a second severe wound.
General Orders No. 15, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Ottawa, KS

JONES, GEORGE W.
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
102d Field Artillery, 26th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 31, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to George W. Jones, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action in the Ravine-de- Bois-de-Caures, France, October 31, 1918. Though himself painfully wounded by a bursting shell when his battery position was heavily bombarded by the enemy, Lieutenant Jones immediately directed the work of rescuing wounded men from demolished dugouts and evacuating them to the rear. Having finished this work he at once reorganized his battery and carried out orders for immediate fire on the enemy.
General Orders No. 46, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Worcester, MA

JONES, HARRIS
Captain, U.S. Army
Company D, 6th Engineers, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: March 27 - April 3, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Harris Jones, Captain, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Warfusee- Abancourt, Somme, France, March 27 - April 3, 1918. Captain Jones, with utter disregard for his own personal safety, courageously led his men during this period, repeatedly passing from trench to trench encouraging his men while under enemy machine-gun and rifle fire. On may 30, 1918, when all other officers of his company became casualties, he repeatedly exposed himself to enemy fire while going from the front-line trench to the strong point, about 100 yards in front, in order to keep the machine-guns in action, and directing the reconstruction of the trenches after the enemy bombardment had partially destroyed them. This splendid gallantry and leadership displayed by Captain Jones, and his utter disregard for his own personal safety, were a great inspiration to the men of his command.
General Orders No. No. 12, W.D., 1929
Home Town: Clayville, NY

JONES, HARRY
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company G, 132d Infantry Regiment, 33d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 8, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Harry Jones, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Consenvoye, France, October 8, 1918. Corporal Jones showed extraordinary personal bravery when his platoon was held up by fire from a machine gun emplacement. Crawling forward alone from his own lines, he worked his way to the flank of the enemy position and then rushed it, bayoneting one German and taking two prisoners. his action enabled his platoon to advance at once.
General Orders 64, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Chicago, IL

JONES, HARVEY L.
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Company C, 123d Machine-Gun Battalion, 33d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 3, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Harvey L. Jones, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Dannevoux, France, October 3, 1918. Under direct observation of the enemy and under heavy enemy artillery and machine-gun fire, Private Harvey rescued a wounded soldier who was lying exposed to heavy fire and close to the enemy's lines. With great bravery he succeeded in carrying the wounded man to a place of comparative safety whence he was removed to the hospital.
General Orders No. No. 15, W.D., 1923
Home Town: Peoria, IL

JONES, HENRY L.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Battery D, 109th Field Artillery, 28th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 4, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Henry L. Jones, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near La Chene Tondu, France, October 4, 1918. Corporal Jones left an observation post and, exposing himself to intense artillery and machinegun fire, dressed the wounds of an officer who had fallen in the open; then, with the aid of another soldier, he carried the wounded officer to a dressing station. His action saved the life of the officer.
General Orders 64, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Wilkes-Barre, PA

*JONES, HERBERT J.
Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army
6th Field Artillery, 6th Field Artillery, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 4, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Herbert J. Jones, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Coullemelle, France, July 4, 1918. During a heavy enemy bombardment, Lieutenant Jones exposed himself fearlessly to go to the assistance of a wounded soldier, being killed by shell fire while engaged in this heroic action
General Orders 87, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Dresden, TN

*JONES, JAMES T.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company C, 117th Infantry Regiment, 30th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 24, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to James T. Jones, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Ypres, Belgium, July 24, 1918. Corporal Jones was in charge of a detached automatic rifle post, heavily bombarded by the enemy. Two of his men were killed by shell fire, two others and he himself seriously wounded. Though it was his first experience under fire, Corporal Jones exhibited unhesitating devotion to duty by remaining at his post. Sending for assistance, he reorganized his position, and gave aid and comfort to the wounded.
General Orders No. 50, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Knoxville, TN

JONES, LEE
Private, U.S. Army
Company C, 7th Infantry Regiment, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 4, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Lee Jones, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action north of Cierges, France, October 4, 1918. Learning that his company commander was wounded in making a reconnaissance, Private Jones, with utter disregard for his own personal danger, crawled about 100 yards in advance of the front line under intense machine-gun and rifle fire, succeeded in reaching the wounded officer, and moved him back within the front line. About an hour later Private Jones, although wounded, carried the officer about a mile to the first-aid station in Cierges.
General Orders No. No. 13, W.D., 1929
Home Town: Belmont, OH

JONES, LEROY
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Company E, 115th Infantry Regiment, 29th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 8, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Leroy Jones, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Verdun, France, October 8, 1918. While his platoon was being held up by machinegun fire, Private Jones voluntarily left his position and, crawling through intense machinegun fire, he single-handed captured two machine guns, killing four of the enemy and taking both crews.
General Orders No. 32, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Wilmington, DE

JONES, PERCY H.
Private, U.S. Army
Company B, 131st Infantry Regiment, 33d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 9, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Percy H. Jones, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Consenvoye, France, October 9, 1918. After two other soldiers had been killed and one wounded in attempts to rescue their wounded platoon leader, Private Jones went forward under heavy machine-gun fire and carried his lieutenant to a place of safety.
General Orders No. No. 35, W.D., 1920
Home Town: Buffalo Junction, VA

JONES, SANDY E.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company C, 371st Infantry Regiment, 93d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 28 - 29, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Sandy E. Jones, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Champagne, France, September 28 - 29, 1918. Corporal Jones was engaged as company clerk and was left behind to care for the company records. When he learned that all the company officers had become casualties, he immediately went forward, and, collecting the scattered elements of the company, reorganized them under most trying and difficult conditions.
General Orders No. 46, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Taft, SC

JONES, THOMAS EDWARD
First Lieutenant (Medical Corps), U.S. Army
368th Infantry (Attached), 92d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 27, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Thomas Edward Jones, First Lieutenant (Medical Corps), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Binarville, France, September 27, 1918. Lieutenant Jones went into an open area subjected to direct machinegun fire to care for a wounded soldier who was being carried by another officer. While dressing the wounded runner, a machinegun bullet passed between his arms and his chest and a man was killed within a few yards of him.
General Orders No. 35, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Washington, DC

JONES, WALTER B.
Bugler, U.S. Army
Company C, 110th Infantry Regiment, 28th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 14 - 15, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Walter B. Jones, Bugler, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action in the Second Battle of the Marne, France, July 14 - 15, 1918. After all officers of his company had been killed wounded, or taken prisoner, Bugler Jones, while endeavoring to return to his own lines after having been separated with a detachment from his company, took command and by his excellent judgment led the detachment forward, frequently exposing himself to enemy fire, and leading his men through the enemy lines. During this action Bugler Jones frequently exposed himself to heavy enemy fire and on one occasion rendered first aid to a severely wounded comrade, thereby saving his life. By his fearlessness and bravery he inspired his men and succeeded in rejoining his regiment.
General Orders No. No. 2, W.D., 1931
Home Town: Somerset, PA

JONES, WILBUR S.
Wagoner, U.S. Army
Supply Company, 166th Infantry Regiment, 42d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 15, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Wilbur S. Jones, Wagoner, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Chalons-sur-Marne, France, July 15, 1918. During the great German artillery bombardment of July 15, Wagoner Jones was driving a ration cart to the front lines when he was caught in the heavy bombardment. both his mules were killed and he was blown from his seat by a shell explosion, the same shell killing a comrade on the cart ahead of him. Catching a stray mule and borrowing another, Wagoner Jones returned with his comrade to the company, after which he delivered his rations. After his team became frightened and ran away, he remained in the fight throughout the attack of the day. While delivering rations he was wounded, but he completed his task before he would allow his wound to be dressed.
General Orders No. 44, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Newport, KY

JONES, WILLIAM
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company I, 166th Infantry Regiment, 42d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 12, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to William Jones, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near St. Baussant, France, September 12, 1918. When his platoon came under heavy fire from a machinegun nest on its flank, Corporal Jones took part of his squad, surrounded the nest, and captured the gun and crew.
General Orders No. 44, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Newark, OH

JONES, WILLIAM
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company G, 131st Infantry Regiment, 33d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 26, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to William Jones, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Bethincourt, France, September 26, 1918. Upon his own initiative Sergeant Jones advanced under concentrated rifle and machinegun fire, which was holding up his platoon, and put out of action a nest of light machine guns on the flank, thereby permitting the platoon to continue forward.
General Orders No. 46, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Chicago, IL

JONES, WILLIE F.
Private, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 118th Infantry Regiment, 30th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 7, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Willie F. Jones, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Brancourt, France, October 7, 1918. In the face of heavy enemy fire, Private Jones, together with three other stretcher bearers, advanced before our front line and brought back to shelter a wounded Australian officer.
General Orders No. No. 133, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Abbeville, SC

*JORDAN, CHARLES F.
Private, U.S. Army
Company H, 119th Infantry Regiment, 30th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 29, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Charles F. Jordan, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Bellicourt, France, September 29, 1918. Private Jordan repeatedly exposed himself to enemy fire to save his comrades, going forward in advance of our lines to attack machinegun nests. After reducing one enemy nest with rifle grenades, he proceeded to attack another, and, while so doing, was killed by enemy snipers.
General Orders 87, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Coolumee, NC

JORDAN, CLIFFORD M.
Private, U.S. Army
Company L, 16th Infantry Regiment, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: June 2, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Clifford M. Jordan, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Cantigny, France, June 2, 1918. Private Jordan went forward, under intense machinegun and artillery fire, and assisted in the removal of a wounded soldier over a distance of one kilometer.
General Orders No. 35, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Malta, MT

JORDAN, EDWARD J.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company M, 111th Infantry Regiment, 28th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: August 12, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Edward J. Jordan, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Fismette, France, August 12, 1918. Having learned from a raid of the previous night that a comrade was lying wounded in front of his lines, Corporal Jordan set out to rescue him after seeing two other men killed in the attempt. Crawling in full view of the enemy, he was shot through the leg when a storm of fire was directed at him, but he struggled on and brought his man to safety.
General Orders No. 50, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Philadelphia, PA

JORDAN, JAMES O.
Private, U.S. Army
Company H, 117th Infantry Regiment, 30th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 9, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to James O. Jordan, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Busigny, France, October 9, 1918. When his platoon was subjected to heavy machinegun fire from the front and flanks, Private Jordan courageously operated his automatic rifle from an exposed position with such good effect that fire superiority was maintained until reinforcements arrived.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Winston-Salem, NC

JORDAN, JOHN P.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company A, 1st Gas Regiment, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 5, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to John P. Jordan, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Nantillois, France, October 5, 1918. After other means of communication had failed Corporal Jordan voluntarily carried messages from the regimental post of command to advanced positions through several enemy barrages of gas and high explosive shells. He continued on duty even after being wounded, until he was exhausted.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Cleveland, OH

*JORDAN, MORTIMER H.
Captain, U.S. Army
167th Infantry Regiment, 42d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 15, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Mortimer H. Jordan, Captain, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Souain, France, July 15, 1918. Seeing a private of his company wounded by shell fire, Captain Jordan left his shelter and rushed to the aid of the wounded man. After administering first aid, he carried him through the terrific bombardment a distance of 150 yards to a place of safety.
General Orders No. 27, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Birmingham, AL

JORDAN, NOLAN L.
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Company K, 314th Infantry Regiment, 79th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 26, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Nolan L. Jordan, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Malancourt, France, September 26, 1918. Private Jordan, with another soldier of his platoon, outflanked a machinegun in advance of our line, killed three of the crew and captured two others, together with the machine gun.
General Orders No. 46, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Courtland, VA

JOUBERT, JAMES M.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company K, 105th Infantry Regiment, 27th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 17, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to James M. Joubert, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near St. Souplet, France, October 17, 1918. Sergeant Joubert exhibited great daring in advancing single-handed against two enemy machineguns, which he put out of action.
General Orders No. 126, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Glens Falls, NY

JULEWICZ, HYLORY
Private, U.S. Army
Company A, 326th Infantry Regiment, 82d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 17, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Hylory Julewicz, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near St. Juvin, France, October 17, 1918. After the first-line positions in front of Champigneulles, France were abandoned, Private Julewicz's company commander discovered that important papers, messages, and maps which could give information to the enemy had been left in the old front line. Private Julewicz, without announcing his purpose, at risk of life or capture, crossed 500 yards of machine-gun and shell-swept ground in full view of the enemy and recovered the papers.
General Orders No. 9, W.D., 1923
Home Town: Jersey City, NH

*JUTRAS, WILLIAM M.
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
103d Infantry Regiment, 26th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 26, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to William M. Jutras, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Riaville, France, September 26, 1918. When the platoon on the right flank of his company was threatened by an enfilading movement of enemy machine guns, Lieutenant Jutras carried a message to the commander of that platoon through deadly machinegun and minenwerfer bombardment. It then being necessary to establish liaison with the company on the right in order to save this platoon from annihilation, and knowing that he faced almost certain death, this gallant officer unhesitatingly volunteered for this mission and crossed a terrain swept by converging machinegun fire. Mortally wounded, he delivered his message in time to save his platoon.
General Orders No. No. 142, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Manchester, NH

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