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

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 KACPRZYZKI, BRONISLAW
Private, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 9th Infantry Regiment, 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 12, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Bronislaw Kacprzyzki, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Jaulny, France, September 12, 1918. Private Kacprzyzki, with three other soldiers, volunteered to carry wounded men of their companies from in front of our advanced positions and carried this work on under violent machine-gun fire while a counterattack was developing.
General Orders 74, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Detroit, MI

KAIN, RANCY R.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company C, 126th Infantry Regiment, 32d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: August 1, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Rancy R. Kain, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action in the woods north of Cierges, France, August 1, 1918. In an attack on the woods occupied by the enemy north of Cierges to clear out machine guns and snipers, Sergeant Kain was in charge of a platoon. Seeing two machine-gun nests and no officer being present to take command, he directed his platoon in such a manner as to silence the machine-guns, killing four of the enemy. He also silenced another machine-gun located in a tree, and personally brought down the operator.
General Orders No. No. 117, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Watervliet, MI

KALLOCH, PARKER C., JR.
Major, U.S. Army
137th Infantry Regiment, 35th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 29, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Parker C. Kalloch, Jr., Major, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action north of Montrebeau Woods, France, September 29, 1918. Major Kalloch, although wounded, and scarcely able to walk, personally organized and led an attack against a superior force at Exermont in the face of heavy artillery and intense machine-gun fire. His extraordinary courage and utter disregard for personal safety were an inspiration to his entire command.
General Orders No. 126, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Portland, ME

KAMINSKI, MIKE
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Company I, 125th Infantry Regiment, 32d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 11, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Mike Kaminski, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Romagne, France, October 11, 1918. Private Kaminski displayed exceptional courage in repeatedly crossing an area swept by machine-gun and shell fire to carry messages to battalion headquarters, after seeing many other soldiers killed or wounded in attempting the same mission. On one occasion he stopped in full view of the enemy to take a message from another runner, who had been wounded.
General Orders 64, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Detroit, MI

KANALEY, JOSEPH
Private, U.S. Army
Company D, 111th Machine-Gun Battalion, 29th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 11, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Joseph Kanaley, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Verdun, France, October 11, 1918. Private Kanaley ran along a road that was being heavily shelled and secured a litter, returning with it over the same route, and assisted in carrying a wounded soldier to a first-aid station.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Orange, NJ

KANE, ALVA
Private, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 353rd Infantry Regiment, 89th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 25 - 27, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Alva Kane, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Bantheville Woods, France, October 25 - 27, 1918. After two medical officers, attached to the battalion with which he was serving, had been gassed and evacuated he took over and operated the first-aid station, remaining heroically at his post, though subjected to heavy shell fire. He remained continuously on duty until blinded by mustard gas.
General Orders 81, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Stilwell, KS

*KANE, CHARLES J.
Private, U.S. Army
Company I, 23d Infantry Regiment, 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 1, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Charles J. Kane, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Vaux, France, July 1, 1918. Attempting to bring his captain, who was lying wounded and exposed to fire, to shelter, Private Kane was himself killed, thereby sacrificing his life in an effort to rescue his commanding officer.
General Orders No. No. 102, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Syracuse, NY

KANE, MATTHEW JOSEPH
Private, U.S. Army
Company A, 165th Infantry Regiment, 42d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 15, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Matthew Joseph Kane, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Landres-et-St. Georges, France, October 15, 1918. Private Kane volunteered several times to act as liaison agent, after every runner had been either killed or wounded. He was untiring in his efforts to maintain communication under heavy enemy artillery and machine-gun fire.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: New York, NY

*KANOPSKY, FRANK
Private, U.S. Army
Company E, 4th Infantry Regiment, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 28, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Frank Kanopsky, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Roncheres, France, July 28, 1918. While acting as runner, Private Kanopsky was severely burned with mustard gas and wounded by shrapnel. He refused to be evacuated and continued to perform his duties under intense machine-gun fire.
General Orders No. 32, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Harwick, PA

*KANTZ, CLARENCE E.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company K, 311th Infantry Regiment, 78th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 26, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Clarence E. Kantz, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Grand Pre, France, October 26, 1918. During an enemy counterattack, Sergeant Kantz by his foresight saved the company on the right of his platoon by reinforcing that company's flank. This action stopped the advance of several machine gunners who were advancing through our lines at that point, but cost Sergeant Kantz his life.
General Orders No. 20, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Camden, NJ

KAPERZYNSKI, JOE
Private, U.S. Army
Company A, 9th Machine-Gun Battalion, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 15, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Joe Kaperzynski, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Moulins, France, July 15, 1918. During the German offensive July 15, 1918, Private Kaperzynski directed the firing of his machine gun while exposed to heavy enemy artillery and machine-gun fire, inflicting heavy losses on the enemy. During the attack near Madeline Farm, he, with a companion, crawled in front of our lines and rescued a wounded American soldier.
General Orders No. No. 22, W.D., 1920
Home Town: Pittsburgh, PA

KARCH, EMANUEL
Private, U.S. Army
Company B, 16th Infantry Regiment, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 18 - 22, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Emanuel Karch, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Soissons, France, July 18 to 22, 1918. Displaying exceptional initiative and bravery throughout the operations south of Soissons, Private Karch, with extraordinary heroism, on July 21, 1918, with two companions, captured two machine-guns that were causing heavy losses to his company.
General Orders No. No. 117, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Angela, MT

KARDOK, JOSEPH
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Company A, 4th Infantry Regiment, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 15, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Joseph Kardok, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Grand Ballois Farm, France, July 15, 1918. After being badly gassed, Private Kardok continued with his duties as runner, exposed to the extreme shelling of high explosive and gas bombs.
General Orders No. 32, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Philadelphia, PA

KARELIS, KIMON
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Company C, 15th Machine-Gun Battalion, 5th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 12 - 13, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Kimon Karelis, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Vieville-en-Haye, France, September 12 - 13, 1918. After he was severely wounded and his squad leader killed, Private Karelis took charge of the squad and directed their fire with such telling effect that three machine-guns which had caused many casualties in our ranks were put out of action. In the counterattack which followed, he personally manned the machine gun after the other members of the crew had been killed or wounded, and continued to operate it until completely exhausted.
General Orders No. 35, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Milwaukee, WI

*KARG, HOWARD M.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company A, 309th Infantry Regiment, 78th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 5, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Howard M. Karg, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at St. Juvin, France, November 5, 1918. Under terrific enemy bombardment Sergeant Karg carried a soldier, who was overcome by gas, for a distance of 50 yards over a road exposed to the direct fire of enemy machine-gun snipers and shell fire, to a place of safety.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Mount Holly, NJ

*KARKER, JACK
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company C, 107th Infantry Regiment, 27th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 29, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Jack Karker, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Ronssoy, France, September 29, 1918. In the face of hostile machine-gun fire Corporal Karker ran to the assistance of a wounded comrade. He pulled the wounded man into a shell hole, keeping his own body interposed between the wounded man and the enemy's fire. While giving first aid to his wounded comrade, Corporal Karker was killed.
General Orders No. No. 19, W.D., 1920
Home Town: Lowville, NY

*KARLS, RAY M.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company C, 117th Field Signal Battalion, 42d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 14 - 15, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Ray M. Karls, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Souain, France, July 14 - 15, 1918. Sergeant Karls while in charge of the visual posts of the 167th Infantry during the bombardment on the night of July 14 - 15, 1918, went constantly from post to post with utter disregard of personal danger, and allowed the men under him to get shelter from the intense shell fire while he stood their post. After having been gassed, and wounded in the arm, he assisted in the evacuation of the wounded, refusing to have his own wound dressed until all others had received attention. He died from the effects of gas soon after receiving treatment. His bravery, courage, and devotion to duty were an inspiration to his comrades.
General Orders No. No. 2, W.D., 1932
Home Town: Jasper, MO

KARPS, TOM D.
Private, U.S. Army
Company M, 126th Infantry Regiment, 32d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 14, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Tom D. Karps, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Romagne, France, October 14, 1918. In an attack on Cote Dame Marie, the 126th Infantry was held up, owing to intense machine-gun fire and grenades. Private Karps volunteered as a member of a combat patrol which cut through the enemy lines, captured ten machine guns, killed and captured 15 of the enemy, and forced others to surrender. They cleared that part of the Cote Dame Marie of the enemy, enabling the regiment to continue their advance.
General Orders No. No. 1, W.D., 1937
Home Town: McGill, NV

KARWOSKI, PAUL J.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company M, 311th Infantry Regiment, 78th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 26, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Paul J. Karwoski, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Grand Pre, France, October 26, 1918. Acting as a scout, Sergeant Karwoski obtained valuable information as to the location of enemy positions, and single-handed attacked a machine- gun crew, killing one of the enemy and taking the remaining two prisoners.
General Orders No. 35, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Trenton, NJ

KAUFFMAN, ABE
Private, U.S. Army
Battery F, 7th Field Artillery, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: May 28, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Abe Kauffman, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at during the enemy counterattack on Cantigny, France, May 28, 1918. Private Kauffman refused to leave his gun after he had lost a finger during the enemy, but continued to perform his duties until so severely wounded as to be unable to assist in serving his piece.
General Orders No. 99, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Philadelphia, PA

*KAY, IVAN E.
Private, U.S. Army
Company L, 363d Infantry Regiment, 91st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 31, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Ivan E. Kay, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Waereghem, Belgium, October 31, 1918. When the progress of two front-line companies had been held up by intense machine-gun fire and the enemy had begun to close in on our forces Private Kay, although in an exposed position, checked the advance of the enemy with rifle grenades until he was killed. His act made possible the renewal of the advance by the two companies.
General Orders 66, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Little Falls, MN

*KAYES, JOHN P.
Private, U.S. Army
Company B, 165th Infantry Regiment, 42d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 30, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to John P. Kayes, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Meurcy Farm, near Villers-sur-Fere, France, July 30, 1918. Private Kayes, with utter disregard of his own personal danger, was constantly at his commanding officer's side when he believed him to be in danger, pointing out enemy machine-gun and sniper emplacements, leading detachments to their proper places, and undertaking missions of liaison which he considered too hazardous for others. While advancing to the attack on an enemy position he was severely wounded, being struck by four machine-gun bullets, but refusing to be carried he struggled his way to cover in order that the stretcher bearers would not endanger their lives in the severe enemy machine-gun fire. Private Kayes on October 7, 1918, died as the result of his wounds.
General Orders No. No. 2, W.D., 1931
Home Town: New York, NY

KAYLOR, FRANK E.
Private, U.S. Army
Company D, 166th Infantry Regiment, 42d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 27, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Frank E. Kaylor, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action northwest of Chateau-Thierry, France, July 27, 1918. After he and a comrade located a hostile machine-gun in a clump of trees l500 meters north of a chateau which their platoon was holding east of Fere-en-Tardenois, they secured the permission of their platoon commander to attempt to force the enemy to abandon this position and advanced over open ground and in the face of fire. With their rifles they drove the enemy from their gun, killing one and wounding another.
General Orders No. No. 35, W.D., 1920
Home Town: Marion, OH

*KAYSER, ALFRED
Private, U.S. Army
Company A, 7th Infantry Regiment, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 21,1 918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Alfred Kayser, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Mont St. Pere, Marne, France, July 21, 1918. Private Kayser, with an automatic rifle, went forward in advance of our line and opened fire on an enemy machine-gun position in order to cover the flank attack of another platoon. Although mortally wounded, he continued to fire until the platoon had completed its flanking movement.
General Orders No. No. 19, W.D., 1920
Home Town: New York, NY

*KEACHIE, EDWIN S.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Battery B, 5th Field Artillery, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 18 - 24, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Edwin S. Keachie, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Soissons, France, July 18 - 24, 1918. Corporal Keachie displayed unusual ability and courage by taking the place of officers who had been wounded and faithfully performing their duties while his battery position was under severe flanking fire. He continually exposed himself to violent bombardment until killed.
General Orders No. 35, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Detroit, MI

KEAN, ROBERT WINTHROP
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
15th field Artillery, 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 18 & 19, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Robert Winthrop Kean, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Vierzy, France, July 18 & 19, 1918. First Lieutenant Kean accompanied two successive waves of infantry in the attack on Vierzy and Villemontoire, July 18, exposing himself with almost reckless disregard of the enemyís heavy shell and machine-gun fire, secured valuable information for the artillery as to the location of our own and the enemyís lines, and personally took command of an isolated 9th Infantry machine-gun detachment that had lost its officers by heavy fire. Lieutenant Kean on July 18 and 19 actually accompanied three successive waves of the 23d Infantry, the 9th Infantry, and an attack by French infantry without rest. His endurance and courage were exceptional and most inspiring upon this occasion, and upon all other occasions of attack by the 2d Division
General Orders 87, W.D., 1919
Home Town: New York, NY

KEANE, CHRISTOPHER W.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 131st Infantry Regiment, 33d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 4, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Christopher W. Keane, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Hamel, Belgium, July 4, 1918. Throughout the engagement Sergeant Keane displayed great gallantry and devotion to duty by treating the wounded in an area swept by machine-gun and artillery fire. When two stretcher bearers who were working with him were killed he impressed German prisoners into the service of carrying wounded to the aid station.
General Orders No. 99, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Chicago, IL

*KEARIN, EDWARD J.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company C, 165th Infantry Regiment, 42d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: August 1, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Edward J. Kearin, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Meurcy Farm, near Villers-sur-Fere, France, August 1, 1918. Corporal Kearin accompanied by another soldier advanced to attack an enemy machine-gun nest which was causing heavy losses to our troops. His companion having been wounded, Corporal Kearin with exceptional bravery fought his way back through an exposed area and brought his wounded companion to a place of safety.
General Orders No. 6, W.D., 1931
Home Town: Brooklyn, NY

KEARNEY, JOHN J.
Private, 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 John J. Kearney, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Marcheville, France, September 26, 1918. When liaison with the front line companies had been completely broken and several runners had failed to reach them, Private Kearney successfully carried a message through an intense machine-gun and artillery barrage, returning with important information
General Orders No. No. 143, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Hartford, CT

KEARNS, CHARLIE F.
Private, U.S. Army
Company E, 357th Infantry Regiment, 90th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 12, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Charlie F. Kearns, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Fey-en-Haye, France, September 12, 1918. Private Kearns rushed machine-gun nests that were holding up the advance of his company, killed the crews with his automatic rifle, and captured the guns. He continued to render valiant service throughout the engagement until he was wounded by a shell fragment.
General Orders No. No. 128, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Blackwell, OK

KEARNS, THOMAS W.
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
47th Infantry Regiment, 4th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 29 - 30, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Thomas W. Kearns, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Sergy, France, July 29 - 30, 1918. When a counterattack was impending, First Lieutenant Kearns successively carried 15 wounded men across a shell-swept area, in full view of the enemy, taking them to a place of safety and preventing them from being captured by the enemy. Later he reorganized groups of stragglers and led them into combat.
General Orders 71, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Boston, MA

*KEATING, WILLIAM JOSEPH
Captain, U.S. Army
114th Infantry Regiment, 29th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 27, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to William Joseph Keating, Captain, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Mallesville Farm, north of Verdun, France, October 27, 1918. While he was in command of the machine-gun company of his regiment, and every available gunner had been killed or wounded, Captain Keating personally manned one of the guns and kept it in operation until killed.
General Orders No. 20, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Texas, MD

KEATON, ANDY W.
Private, U.S. Army
Company G, 357th Infantry Regiment, 90th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 9 - 12, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Andy W. Keaton, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Fey-en-Haye, France, September 9 - 12, 1918. Becoming separated from his patrol, Private Keaton with another soldier attacked an enemy patrol and drove it off though he number of their opponents was estimated at 50. During the advance of September 12, north of Fey-en-Haye, Private Keaton went to the rescue of his battalion commander and another officer who were pocketed by the fire of a machine gun. He stalked the gun position and drove off the gunners.
General Orders No. 128, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Ozark, AR

KEE, SING
Private, U.S. Army
Company G, 306th Infantry Regiment, 77th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: August 14 - 15, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Sing Kee, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Mont Notre Dame, west of Fismes, France, August 14 - 15, 1918. Although seriously gassed during shelling by high- explosive and gas shells, Private Kee refused to be evacuated and continued, practically single-handed, by his own initiative, to operate the regimental message center relay station at Mont Notre Dame. Throughout this critical period he showed extraordinary heroism, high courage, and persistent devotion to duty, and totally disregarded all personal danger. By his determination he materially aided his regimental commander in communicating with the front line.
General Orders No. 99, W.D., 1918
Home Town: New York, NY

KEENAN, JOHN J.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company D, 55th Infantry Regiment, 7th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 8, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to John J. Keenan, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Jaulny, France, November 8, 1918. With a detail of seven men, Corporal Keenan volunteered and went through severe artillery and machine-gun fire to bring in a platoon which had been cut off for five hours in front of a strongly fortified enemy position. Repeated efforts to reach the platoon during the day had failed, but Corporal Keenan and his party brought in the entire platoon, including several wounded men, among them the platoon commander.
General Orders No. 44, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Chicago, IL

KEENAN, JOSEPH A.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company L, 315th Infantry Regiment, 79th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 29, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Joseph A. Keenan, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Nantillois, France, September 29, 1918. When his platoon had been ordered to cover because of annihilating machine-gun and artillery fire, Corporal Keenan accompanied another soldier to the rescue of a comrade who was lying 300 yards distant. The journey was made through heavy and continuous fire, but Corporal Keenan, with his fellow soldier, succeeded in bringing their wounded comrade to safety.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Philadelphia, PA

KEENAN, WILLIS H.
First Lieutenant (Medical Corps), U.S. Army
369th Infantry (Attached), 93d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 26 - October 1, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Willis H. Keenan, First Lieutenant (Medical Corps), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action in the Champagne Sector, France, September 26 to October 1, 1918. Although suffering from illness, First Lieutenant Keenan remained on duty day and night throughout the engagement. When his battalion was in reserve, he voluntarily went forward to the assaulting battalions whose surgeons had been evacuated. In the attack on Sechault he exposed himself continuously to intense artillery and machine-gun fire while rendering first aid.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Coshocton, OH

KEENE, GEORGE L.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company K, 28th Infantry Regiment, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 18 - 19, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to George L. Keene, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Soissons, France, July 18 - 19, 1918. Corporal Keene, then acting sergeant, rendered splendid assistance to his commanding officer in helping him to organize and lead a group of American and French Colonial soldiers against an enemy strong point located in a rock quarry on high ground. During the attack, Corporal Keene was in command of the troops on the right flank, and in storming the position, he rushed forward at the head of his men, hurled a hand grenade in the trenches, subdued one of the most difficult posts of the enemy position and personally captured an officer on whom was found important maps of the enemy positions. On the second day, Corporal Keene served in the capacity of an officer by commanding a company in the first wave of the attack formation and when his battalion commander became wounded he rendered valuable aid in assisting in maintaining control of formations until the objective was reached.
General Orders No. No. 5, W.D., 1937
Home Town: Crockett, TX

KEENE, WALTER
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Company F, 105th Infantry Regiment, 27th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 17, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Walter Keene, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Arbre Guernon, France, October 17, 1918. During the advance of his company into the town, Private Keene, with utter disregard of his own personal danger, pursued several of the enemy into a house, and, single-handed, captured ten of them as they were in the act of setting up a machine-gun. On the following morning, October 18, 1918, near the town of Mazinghein, when the advance of the battalion had been temporarily halted by heavy enemy fire, Private Keene voluntarily carried a message for reinforcements to battalion headquarters through intense shell and machine-gun fire and returned with the necessary reinforcements, thereby enabling the battalion to continue its advance.
General Orders No. 6, W.D., 1932
Home Town: New York, NY

KEEPER, EASTER E.
Private, U.S. Army
Company L, 131st Infantry Regiment, 33d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 10, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Easter E. Keeper, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Bois-de-Harville, November 10, 1918. Volunteering for the service, Private Keeper went out in advance of our lines, under heavy machine-gun fire, to cut lanes through wide belts of barbed wire. Despite the enemy fire, to which he was constantly exposed, he accomplished his mission, enabling the attacking waves to resume the advance.
General Orders 64, W.D., 1919
Home Town: East Liverpool, OH

KEIRS, ROBERT M.
Private, U.S. Army
Company A, 9th Machine-Gun Battalion, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 15, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Robert M. Keirs, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Moulins, France, July 15, 1918. During the strong enemy attack, Private Kiers made a daylight reconnaissance under enemy machine-gun and artillery fire to locate the positions reached by the enemy in their advance across the Marne. He located accurately the enemy line, and the information he secured was of the greatest value to his platoon commander. Later he carried messages, under machine gun fire, to our artillery.
General Orders No. No. 22, W.D., 1920
Home Town: Washington, PA

*KEISER, HARRY M.
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
Company H, 125th Infantry Regiment, 32d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 31, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Harry M. Keiser, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Cierges, northeast of Chateau-Thierry, France, July 31, 1918. In the action to force the passage of the Ourcq River and capture the heights beyond, he distinguished himself by his conduct and personal example to his men. Under artillery fire and heavy machine-gun fire he continued to direct his platoon, even though severely wounded, in an effective manner against the enemy, until he was killed by machine-gun fire.
General Orders No. No. 132, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Chicago, IL

KEITH, HUBERT W.
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
38th Infantry Regiment, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 22, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Hubert W. Keith, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action northeast of Cunel, France, October 22, 1918. First Lieutenant Keith courageously led his company in the attack on Hill 299, exposed to heavy machine-gun fire. He quickly organized his position, and later repelled an enemy counterattack. Although wounded on the evening of the 22d, he continued with his company until the following day.
General Orders No. No. 22, W.D., 1920
Home Town: Clermont, GA

KEITH, MONT R.
Private, U.S. Army
Company L, 28th Infantry Regiment, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 1 - 12, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Mont R. Keith, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Exermont, France, October 1 - 12, 1918. Private Keith voluntarily joined a patrol whose mission was to locate enemy machine guns and to secure such other information as might be of value to the attacking forces. The patrol penetrated the enemy's lines to a distance of a kilometer, locating a large number of machine-gun nests. Cut off from their own troops without food for water for 36 hours and under constant enemy fire, 1 officer and 18 of the 36 men of the patrol were either killed or wounded. Private Keith with indomitable spirit made his way to the American forces, in broad daylight under intense enemy fire, furnished valuable information of the enemy to his battalion commander, and voluntarily made his way back to the beleaguered patrol in order to lead them to their own lines; they thus escaped the American barrage which preceded the attack of October 4, 1918. His undaunted courage, leadership, and devotion to duty proved an inspiration to every man of his regiment.
General Orders No. No. 13, W.D., 1923
Home Town: Roxbury, MA

KELL, PORTER P.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company I, 28th Infantry Regiment, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 18 - 23, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Porter P. Kell, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action south of Soissons, France, July 18 - 23, 1918. Corporal Kell carried numerous important messages over ground swept by heavy machine-gun and artillery fire, returning with valuable information from adjoining units. Due to his gallantry, his company commander was able to keep in close touch with platoon leaders. Corporal Kell on several occasions dressed the wounded under heavy enemy fire.
General Orders No. No. 39, W.D., 1920
Home Town: Clayton, GA

KELLER, ROY L.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company B, 354th Infantry Regiment, 89th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 1, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Roy L. Keller, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Remonville, France, November 1, 1918. When his combat group was heavily fired upon, while crossing open exposed ground, by two machine-guns, Sergeant Keller charged the position from the flank, personally killing one gunner and making the capture of the other members of the crews possible. His action made possible the advance of his company.
General Orders No. 44, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Kirksville, MO

KELLEY, AUSTIN J.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company L, 101st Infantry Regiment, 26th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 20, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Austin J. Kelley, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Vaux, France, July 20, 1918. Corporal Kelley and Privates Harold E. Rounds and John J. Grady penetrated the enemy's lines in the face of machine-gun fire, captured a machine-gun and its crew, and returned with valuable information concerning the enemy's positions.
General Orders No. No. 125, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Malden, MA

KELLEY, HENRY G.
Private, U.S. Army
Company G, 119th Infantry Regiment, 30th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 20, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Henry G. Kelley, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Bellicourt, France, September 20, 1918. Voluntarily advancing alone against a machine-gun nest, which was causing heavy casualties in his platoon, Private Kelley bombed the enemy position, killing five of the crew and capturing the remaining three.
General Orders No. 46, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Andrews, NC

KELLEY, ORLEN O.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company I, 356th Infantry Regiment, 89th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 7 - 8, & 11, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Orlen O. Kelley, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Pouilly, France, November 7 - 8, and November 11, 1918. Accompanying a patrol into the village of Pouilly to determine the strength of the enemy, Sergeant Kelley crossed the Meuse by means of a destroyed bridge, which, together with all approaches thereto, was subjected to an intense harassing fire of one-pounders, machine-guns and snipers. On November 11, Sergeant Kelley continued a gallant fight against an enemy machine-gun nest, after his company commander had been evacuated because of wounds.
General Orders No. 32, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Pickering, MO

KELLOG, GORDON V.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Battery A, 122d Field Artillery, 33d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 30, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Gordon V. Kellog, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near the Bois-de- Bantheville, France, October 30, 1918. Having been sent on a reconnaissance, Corporal Kellog reached the enemy lines and returned with information of great value.
General Orders No. 44, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Chicago, IL

KELLY, AUGUSTINE C.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Battery B, 122d Field Artillery, 33d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 29, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Augustine C. Kelly, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Bantheville, France, October 29, 1918. Corporal Kelly voluntarily proceeded to a point within 150 meters of the enemy, where he remained for more than an hour, securing, valuable information regarding the enemy's position and activity. During all this time he was subjected to severe shell, machine-gun and snipers' fire, being wounded by a shell while returning to our lines.
General Orders No. 44, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Laurel, MS

KELLY, CHARLES
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company C, 12th Machine-Gun Battalion, 4th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 29, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Charles Kelly, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action during the Meuse-Argonne offensive, France, September 29, 1918. Sergeant Kelly led his platoon in the attack with great bravery against strongly held enemy trenches. Shortly after reaching his objective he was wounded in the throat. He refused to be evacuated, but continued to actively command his men until the night of October 1, by which time, due to his wound, he had lost the power of speech.
General Orders No. No. 19, W.D., 1920
Home Town: Dalton, MA

KELLY, FRANCIS A.
First Lieutenant (Chaplain), U.S. Army
104th Machine-Gun Battalion, 27th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 26 - 30 & October 13 - 20, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Francis A. Kelly, First Lieutenant (Chaplain), U.S. Army, for repeated acts of extraordinary heroism in action near Ronssoy, France, September 26 - 30, 1918, and east of the Le-Selle River, France, October 13 - 20, 1918. During the operations of his regiment against the Hindenburg line and later east of the LeSelle River, Chaplain Kelly was constantly at the front, caring for the-wounded and supervising the burial of the dead, often under heavy shell and machine-gun fire. His fearless conduct afforded an inspiring example to the combat troops.
General Orders No. No. 143, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Cohoes, NY

KELLY, JAMES P.
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
18th Field Artillery, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 14 - 15, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to James P. Kelly, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Chateau- Thierry, France, July 14 - 15, 1918. During the bombardment preceding the enemy attack across the Marne the position of Battery B, 18th Field Artillery, was subjected to heavy artillery fire for a period of four hours. All communications were destroyed and the ammunition dump destroyed by hostile fire. Throughout the enemy bombardment Lieutenant Kelly kept his battery in action, exposing himself to concentrated enemy artillery fire in order to replenish his ammunition supply, and delivered an effective fire on the enemy.
General Orders No. 22, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Exeter, NH

KELLY, JOHN
Private, U.S. Army
Company A, 341st Machine-Gun Battalion, 89th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 2, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to John Kelly, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Bois-de-Barricourt, France, November 2, 1918. With his machine-gun section, Private Kelly was sent to an advanced position, where they were subjected to fire from numerous enemy snipers and machine-gun positions, and were also mistaken for the enemy by our own infantry. After the section lieutenant was wounded he directed the sergeant to signal their identity to the infantry, and, overhearing the order, Private Kelly rose on the edge of the shell hole to-send the message, but was met by bursts of automatic rifle fire. In order to save his comrades from the danger of this fire, he ran down the hill to our own lines, convinced the infantry of the identity of the troops ahead, and then returned to his section.
General Orders No. 46, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Storm Lake, IA

KELLY, LAWRENCE J.
Private, U.S. Army
Company F, 101st Infantry Regiment, 26th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 12, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Lawrence J. Kelly, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Bois-de-St. Remy, France, September 12, 1918. Accompanying two other soldiers, Private Kelly rushed forward in advance of his lines, exposed to heavy machine-gun fire, and captured two machine-guns and six of the enemy who were manning the position.
General Orders No. 26, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Woburn, MA

KELLY, LEO P.
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
9th Infantry Regiment, 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: June 6 - 7, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Leo P. Kelly, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Vaux, France, June 6 - 7, 1918. During a night attack made by his battalion, Lieutenant Kelly, the battalion adjutant, voluntarily left his dugout and went to the front line positions, through the intense artillery fire. There he successfully maintained liaison with the advance troops and the artillery in the rear by means of signals sent from his exposed position. His absolute disregard for his own safety contributed largely to the success of the engagement.
General Orders 64, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Pueblo, CO

KELLY, MICHAEL A.
Major, U.S. Army
165th Infantry Regiment, 42d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 15, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Michael A. Kelly, Major, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Landres-et-St. Georges, France, October 15, 1918. Major Kelly, because of having a very high fever, was ordered to the rear while conducting an attack against strong resistance. He refused, however, to be relieved, remaining in command for two days, after which time he collapsed, his sickness which resulted necessitating his remaining in the hospital for a period of over a month.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: New York, NY

KELLY, THOMAS P.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company G, 102d Infantry Regiment, 26th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 22, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Thomas P. Kelly, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near St. Hilaire, France, September 22, 1918. Assisted by another soldier, Corporal Kelly rushed a machine-gun nest which had been firing on their patrol. They succeeded in killing the crew.
General Orders No. 26, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Waterbury, CT

*KELSEY, HARRY R.
First Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company E, 139th Infantry Regiment, 35th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 27, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Harry R. Kelsey, First Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Charpentry, France, September 27, 1918. Sergeant Kelsey volunteered to carry an important message from his company commander to battalion headquarters and, knowing the extreme importance of the message, proceeded by the most direct route through the enemy machine-gun fire and artillery barrage, with entire disregard for his personal safety. He was killed while performing this heroic service.
General Orders No. 59, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Easton, KS

KEMME, CHARLES
Private, U.S. Army
Company F, 28th Infantry Regiment, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 18 & 20, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Charles Kemme, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Soissons, France, July 18, 1918. Private Kemme displayed exceptional bravery and utter disregard of his own life by advancing on a machine-gun nest of two guns and six men, and by working his way up to the rear of the guns, put them out of action in hand-to-hand combat. On July 20, 1918, he again advanced on a machine gun which was doing great damage to the men in his sector by sniping, put the gun out of action, and returned to the trenches with the gun.
General Orders No. No. 121, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Milwaukee, WI

KEMMERER, BIRTRUS
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company H, 139th Infantry Regiment, 35th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 26, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Birtrus Kemmerer, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Baulny, France, September 26, 1918. Seeing his battalion adjutant lying wounded several hundred yards in front of our lines, and in great danger from heavy machine-gun and rifle fire, Corporal (then private) Kemmerer, with a total disregard for personal danger, went to the assistance of this officer and succeeded in carrying him to safety. This gallant soldier was himself wounded while performing this heroic act.
General Orders No. 59, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Carrelton, MO

KEMPTON, RAYMOND D.
Private, U.S. Army
Company C, 114th Infantry Regiment, 29th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 12, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Raymond D. Kempton, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Verdun, France, October 12, 1918. Although severely wounded in the arm, Private Kempton refused to go to the rear, and after receiving first aid treatment rejoined his platoon under heavy shell fire and continued to fight until incapacitated by a second severe wound.
General Orders No. No. 130, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Hackensack, NJ

KENASTON, HAROLD W.
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
356th Infantry Regiment, 89th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 4 - 10, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Harold W. Kenaston, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Pouilly, France, November 4 - 10, 1918. On November 4 Lieutenant Kenaston was severely gassed during a heavy shelling, but remained on duty. On November 5, still suffering from the effects of the gas, he volunteered and went to a nearby town to assist in the work of supplying reserve rations for the command, working continuously for two days and two nights under terrific fire. During the night of November 10-11 he guided an element to the pontoon crossing the Meuse, and, while returning, he was rendered unconscious by a shell explosion. Gaining consciousness, he voluntarily started on a search for a part of his command, which had been lost in the dense fog.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Canton, OH

KENDAL, HERBERT B.
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 Herbert B. Kendal, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Bois-de-St. Remy, France, September 12, 1918. While under heavy fire, Private Kendal cut through the opening through the enemy's wire entanglements and then crawled through the opening he had made, leading a small detail against an enemy machine-gun, which he flanked and put out of action. With two companions, he destroyed a second emplacement and, while advancing upon a third, was severely wounded by shell fire.
General Orders 87, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Wolfeboro, NH

KENNEDY, GEORGE M.
Private, U.S. Army
6th Engineers, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 2, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to George M. Kennedy, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Malancourt, France, October 2, 1918, about 2:30 a.m. Private Kennedy was on guard in a corral when a shell landed, wounding some of the men and killing several animals. He immediately wakened the occupants of the camp and returned to his post, finding that another shell had struck, wounding several more men and killing more horses. He went to a wagon where a sick soldier lay helpless and succeeded in carrying him aid and leading a badly wounded soldier away from the spot. While thus engaged a third shell struck, wounding one man and violently throwing all three men to the ground. Private Kennedy arose and carried the helpless soldier to a safe dugout, where he was given first aid. He then returned to the corral to assist other wounded.
General Orders No. No. 120, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Galesburg, IL

KENNEDY, GRANT
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company G, 4th Infantry Regiment, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 13, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Grant Kennedy, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Cunel, France, October 13, 1918. When his platoon commander was wounded, Corporal Kennedy reorganized the platoon, while under severe fire, placing his men so as best to repel the enemy's counterattack. He inspired his men by his own personal bravery. Wounded and sent to a hospital, he returned to the front line after a week's treatment, being severely wounded while leading his men in an attack.
General Orders 98, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Imboden, VA

KENNEDY, HARRY
Private, U.S. Army
Company C, 26th Infantry Regiment, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 19, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Harry Kennedy, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Soissons, France, July 19, 1918. Armed with only his rifle and bayonet, Private Kennedy alone captured a machine-gun after killing the entire crew. He then turned his captured gun on the enemy, causing the retreat of an entire platoon.
General Orders No. 44, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Fairmont, IL

KENNEDY, JOHN J.
Captain, U.S. Army
110th Infantry Regiment, 28th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 29, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to John J. Kennedy, Captain, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Courmont, France, July 29, 1918, Learning that two of his men were lying wounded in an exposed position in front of our lines, he went forward alone, facing heavy fire, to their rescue. After carrying one of the wounded men back to our lines, he was confronted by a German upon his return. Picking up a rifle of the wounded man he had come to rescue, he shot the German, and then completed his mission of rescue.
General Orders 71, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Scottdale, PA

KENNEDY, RAY R.
Private, U.S. Army
Company C, 119th Infantry Regiment, 30th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 18 - 19, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Ray R. Kennedy, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Ribeauville, France, October 18 - 19, 1918. On the night of October 18 - 19, when all. communication had been temporarily lost with the unit on the left of his regiment, Private Kennedy volunteered to attempt the establishment of liaison, fully aware of the danger necessarily incurred. While attempting to cross a heavily shelled area to reach the flank regiment, he received a wound which resulted in the loss of his leg.
General Orders No. 44, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Estherville, IA

KENNER, ALBERT W.
Major (Medical Corps), U.S. Army
26th Infantry (Attached), 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 22, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Albert W. Kenner, Major (Medical Corps), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Soissons, France, July 22, 1918. Learning that his regimental commander had been mortally, Major Kenner voluntarily went through machine-gun fire beyond the front lines in the hope of helping him. Finding his colonel dead, he recovered the body, in spite of the danger to which such action subjected him.
General Orders No. 15, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Washington, DC

KENNGOTT, JOSEPH L.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company K, 311th Infantry Regiment, 78th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 25 & November 1, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Joseph L. Kenngott, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action northwest of Grand Pre, France, October 25, 1918, and November 1, 1918. Sergeant Kenngott showed great fearlessness and bravery on October 25, 1918, when he made a reconnaissance on the right flank of his company after the objective had been gained. Without waiting for orders Sergeant Kenngott took four men with rifles and rifle grenades and established a position on this flank which was exposed to heavy enemy machine-gun fire. He bravely maintained this position throughout the day, stubbornly resisting all enemy efforts against the flank, driving back several patrols, and personally putting two machine guns out of action, killing or wounding the crew. As platoon leader on November 1, 1918, Sergeant Kenngott hastily organized the remnants of his company after it had advanced into an ambuscade of enemy machine guns, succeeded in extracting it from this perilous position, consolidated the position, and when reinforcements arrived led the attack which resulted in the destruction of the enemy machine-gun nests and permitted his regiment's subsequent advance.
General Orders No. No. 16, W.D., 1929
Home Town: Clementon, NJ

KENNY, FRANK H., JR.
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Company H, 107th Infantry Regiment, 27th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 29, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Frank H. Kenny, Jr., Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Ronssoy, France, September 29, 1918. When his commanding officer fell wounded, Private Kenny made his way through intense machine-gun fire to his first sergeant and notified him that he should assume command of the company. He then continued with the company until the advance was checked and the first sergeant severely wounded, when he made his way in search of the next in command. Failing to find him, he organized a squad of slightly wounded men, and with an automatic rifle and ammunition, which he salvaged, mopped up a section of the enemy trench, and then rejoined his company in its continued advance.
General Orders No. 32, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Scarsdale, NY

KENNY, THOMAS
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company H, 195th Infantry Regiment, 27th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 17, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Thomas Kenny, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near St. Souplet, France, October 17, 1918. While patrolling alone in advance of the line, Sergeant Kenny discovered a German officer directing a detachment in establishing machine-gun posts. He immediately opened fire, killing one and forcing the others to surrender. Later, reinforced by the remainder of his squad, Sergeant Kenny captured 34 of the enemy, including seven officers.
General Orders No. 23, W.D., 1919
Home Town: New York, NY

KENOYER, JOHN
Private, U.S. Army
Company E, 137th Infantry Regiment, 35th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 28, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to John Kenoyer, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Baulny, France, September 28, 1918. Having previously made several trips to the rear with wounded comrades under heavy shell fire, Private Kenoyer, with another litter- bearer, after making three attempts, succeeded in reaching their battalion commander, who lay wounded under heavy machine-gun fire, and carried him back to safety.
General Orders 95, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Hutchinson, KS

KENT, WALTER J.
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Sanitary Detachment, 105th Infantry Regiment, 27th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 17, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Walter J. Kent, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near St. Souplet, France, October 17, 1918. With splendid courage and devotion to duty and without thought for his own safety, Private Kent cared for 40 wounded men of his command, at all times exposed to terrific machine- gun and high-explosive shell fire. He continued his aid until he himself was severely wounded while attempting to obtain stretchers with which to move the more serious cases. His remarkable courage and devotion to his comrades inspired every man of his command.
General Orders No. 9, W.D., 1923
Home Town: Whitestone, NY

KENYON, THEODORE S.
Captain, U.S. Army
306th Infantry Regiment, 77th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 27, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Theodore S. Kenyon, Captain, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action in the Forest of Argonne, France, September 27, 1918. Captain Kenyon displayed exceptional qualities of leadership and gallantry in action while leading his company against a counterattack of the enemy in superior numbers. Later, although three times wounded, he remained with his command.
General Orders No. 21, W.D., 1919
Home Town: New York, NY

KEPNER, WILLIAM E.
Captain, U.S. Army
4th Infantry Regiment, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 5 - 6, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to William E. Kepner, Captain, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Cunel, France, October 5 - 6, 1918. While in command of a battalion. Captain Kepner personally led one company of his command in an attack on a woods occupied by a company of German machine-gunners. He was the first man to enter the woods and later when part of the attacking company was held up by flanking machine-gun fire, he, with a patrol of three men, encircled this machine-gun and after a hard hand-to-hand fight, put the gun out of action.
General Orders No. 44, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Kokomo, IN

KERR, ALWYN A.
Private, U.S. Army
Company F, 114th Infantry Regiment, 29th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 13, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Alwyn A. Kerr, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Bois-de- Ormont, France, October 13, 1918. While on guard duty in the front line Private Kerr saw four of the enemy approaching through the thick fog. Without hesitation, he gave the alarm and charged them, capturing the entire number, after determined resistance.
General Orders No. 35, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Detroit, MI

KERR, MARK E.
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Section No. 647, Ambulance Service, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 11 - 13, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Mark E. Kerr, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Fleville and St, Juvin, France, October 11 - 13, 1918. After 36 hours of continuous firing over heavily shelled roads, Private Kerr upon his own initiative was the first to establish liaison with an advanced dressing station which had been isolated by the explosion of a tank trap. To do this he lifted his car across the mine crater with the aid of some infantrymen, and for eight hours thereafter drove his ambulance through a heavy bombardment of high- explosive and gas shells between the mine crater and the dressing station. During this period his car was pierced repeatedly by shell fragments two of his patients receiving additional wounds. Two days later when the infantry had made a further advance his car was again the first to establish liaison with an advanced dressing station on the outskirts of St. Juvin.
General Orders No. No. 145, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Fellows, CA

KERR, ROLAND M.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company M, 111th Infantry Regiment, 28th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: August 11, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Roland M. Kerr, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Fismette, France, August 11, 1918. Corporal Kerr volunteered to carry a severely wounded soldier to a dressing station across a bridge subjected to intense enemy fire. With three other soldiers, he started across the bridge carrying the wounded man. One stretcher bearer was killed and another wounded, but Corporal Kerr continued with the wounded soldier and after reaching the dressing station returned and rescued the stretcher bearer, wounded on the bridge.
General Orders 64, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Philadelphia, PA

KERWIN, JOSEPH N.
Sergeant First Class, U.S. Army
Company F, 316th Engineers, 91st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 1, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Joseph N. Kerwin, Sergeant First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Audenarde, Belgium, November 1, 1918. Sergeant Kerwin volunteered to accompany an officer and three other soldiers on a reconnaissance patrol of the city of Audenarde. Entering under heavy shell fire, the party reconnoitered the city for seven hours, while it was still being patrolled by the enemy, and advanced two kilometers in front of our own outposts and beyond those of the enemy.
General Orders No. 1, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Salt Creek, WY

*KESKE, CLARENCE E.
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 Clarence E. Keske, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Gesnes, France, October 14, 1918. When his battalion was held up and suffering heavy losses from flanking fire of four enemy machine-gun nests, Private Keske volunteered and advanced to a position 250 yards ahead of the line and helped to establish a position neutralizing the enemy fire, which enabled the battalion to re-form. He remained in this advanced position, inspiring by his courageous example his comrades to maintain the position, although under terrific machine-gun fire from three sides and hand grenades, until he was killed.
General Orders No. No. 56, W.D., 1922
Home Town: Beaver Dam, WI

*KESSLER, EDWARD M.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company F, 353d Infantry Regiment, 89th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 12, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Edward M. Kessler, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Flirey, France, September 12, 1918. When his platoon was held up by heavy machine-gun fire in front of the Bois-de-Mort Mare, Corporal Kessler advanced with his squad and succeeded in putting the machine guns out of action without losing a man. Farther on in the woods, two more machine guns were encountered, firing from a dugout. This soldier went out alone and silenced the guns with hand grenades, thereby facilitating the advance of the entire company.
General Orders 87, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Cheney, KS

KESSLER, HENRY O.
Private, U.S. Army
Company C, 308th Infantry Regiment, 77th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: August 23, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Henry O. Kessler, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Ville Savoye, France, August 23, 1918. Private Kessler was the first to respond to a call for volunteers to rescue a wounded soldier who had fallen, severely wounded, while on a patrol. Crawling forward through intense machine-gun and artillery fire, he assisted in the rescue, being severely wounded while engaged in the undertaking.
General Orders No. 32, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Brooklyn, NY

KETCHEM, HAROLD
Private, U.S. Army
Machine-Gun Company, 117th Infantry Regiment, 30th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 29, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Harold Ketchem, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Bellicourt, France, September 29, 1918. Private Ketchem, a runner, carried many messages under heavy fire. At one time when his platoon was held up by machine-gun fire he, with another soldier, refused to take cover, but delivered effective rifle fire until the machine gun was silenced, thereby enabling his platoon to continue its advance.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Alexandria, SD

*KIAH, MARTIN J.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company C, 1st Engineers, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 20, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Martin J. Kiah, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Soissons, France, July 20, 1918. When volunteers were called for by his company commander, Corporal Kiah volunteered and rescued wounded comrades from a barrage. Although wounded in the performance of these heroic deeds, he continued until killed by shell fire.
General Orders No. No. 124, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Bay City, MN

KIBLER, JOHN T.
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
23d Infantry Regiment, 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 3 - 4, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to John T. Kibler, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near St. Etienne- a-Arnes, France, October 3 - 4, 1918. Although severely gassed by a gas shell which burst in the trench beside him, Lieutenant Kibler retained command of his company and led it forward in a difficult night attack, penetrating the enemy's line to a depth of 2 kilometers. Throughout the night he and his men were subjected to a deadly cross fire from enemy machine guns and at daybreak a strong counterattack was launched against him. Heroically leading a small force against the flank of the attacking party, Lieutenant Kibler succeeded in routing a greatly superior force. He courageously continued to lead his men until so weakened by the effects of the gas that he lost consciousness.
General Orders No. No. 49, W.D., 1922
Home Town: Chestertown, MD

KIDD, CHARLES M.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company E, 316th Infantry Regiment, 79th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 10, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Charles M. Kidd, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Verdun, France, November 10, 1918. While his company was being held up by machine-gun fire. Corporal Kidd led his squad, in spite of a severe leg wound, against the machine-gun, killing the gunner, and clearing the way for the advance of his company.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: New Freedom, PA

KIDD, CLIFFORD C.
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Machine-Gun Company, 354th Infantry Regiment, 89th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 1, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Clifford C. Kidd, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Remonville, France, November 1, 1918. Private Kidd displayed exceptional bravery in carrying his machine gun through heavy fire ahead of the infantry front line to a point only thirty yards from six enemy machine guns which defended a hill. Despite the intense grenade and machine-gun fire which was directed at him, he maintained such effective fire that the hostile guns were put out of action and the infantry advance thereupon resumed.
General Orders 95, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Denver, CO

KIDWELL, HERBERT H.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company D, 7th Infantry Regiment, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 4, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Herbert H. Kidwell, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Cierges, France, October 4, 1918. When the patrol of which he was a member, whose mission it was to establish communication with the 4th Infantry, encountered heavy enemy machine-gun and artillery fire from all sides, it became necessary to take shelter in a shell hole. After two other members of the patrol had been unable to advance, Sergeant Kidwell alone, with exceptional courage and coolness, unflinchingly went forward through the enemy fire and succeeded in completing the mission.
General Orders No. No. 4, W.D., 1936
Home Town: Dacan, TN

KIELPINSKI, VINCENT P.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company K, 127th Infantry Regiment, 32d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: August 31, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Vincent P. Kielpinski, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Juvigny, France, August 31, 1918. When his company had become disorganized and his company commander gassed, Sergeant Kielpinski carried orders under intense fire and assisted in reorganizing the company. Though he was wounded the next day and ordered to the hospital, he returned from the dressing station to his company and continued in action.
General Orders 98, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Milwaukee, WI

KILBOURNE, CHARLES E.
Colonel, U.S. Army
General Staff Corps, 89th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 12, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Charles E. Kilbourne, Colonel, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Thiaucourt, France, September 12, 1918. Colonel Kilbourne as chief of staff exposed himself to artillery and machine-gun fire during the advance of his division, exercising cool judgment and strong determination in reorganizing the lines and getting troops forward to the objective.
General Orders No. No. 143, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Portland, OR
Other Award: Medal of Honor (Philippine Insurrection)

KILBY, ROBERT E. L.
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Company K, 9th Infantry Regiment, 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 14, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Robert E. L. Kilby, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near St. Mihiel, France, September 14, 1918. Private Kilby volunteered to go with his company commander to reconnoiter a German trench before a contemplated advance. They encountered a German officer with seven men in the trench. Private Kilby successfully cleaned the trench and saved his captain's life by his coolness and exceptional courage.
General Orders No. 46, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Laurel Bloomery, TN

KILCHER, ELMER J.
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Company D, 130th Infantry Regiment, 33d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 10, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Elmer J. Kilcher, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Fresnes-en-Woerve, France, November 10, 1918. Private Kilcher voluntarily returned through the enemy's barrage after a raid to rescue another soldier who had been wounded and was himself wounded as a result of his self-sacrificing effort.
General Orders No. 23, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Waucoma, IA

KILFOYLE, FRANK J.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company M, 139th Infantry Regiment, 35th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 26, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Frank J. Kilfoyle, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Varennes, France, September 26, 1918. Under heavy machine-gun and artillery fire, Sergeant Kilfoyle led an automatic rifle squad into Varennes and captured an enemy machine-gun nest, which had been inflicting heavy casualties on our forces, killing or wounding all the members of the crew, including a German major. Two days later he again displayed skillful leadership in organizing his platoon against an enemy counterattack, which was successfully repulsed.
General Orders 95, W.D., 1919
Home Town: St. Joseph, MO

*KILIBARDA, STEVE P.
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Battery C, 10th Field Artillery, 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 15, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Steve P. Kilibarda, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action during the Champagne-Marne defensive, France, July 15, 1918. During the bombardment Private Kilibarda's left arm was rendered useless by a fragment of a shell, but despite this wound, he continued bravely to serve with his battery under intense shell fire even though it was necessary for him to hold the shells between his legs and fuse them with his right hand.
General Orders No. 8, W.D., 1935
Home Town: Council Bluffs, IA

KILLORAN, JOHN
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
20th Field Artillery, 5th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 17 & 26, & November 2, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to John Killoran, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Thiaucourt, France, September 17, September 26, and November 2, 1918. During the St. Mihiel offensive while serving as regimental munitions officer, Lieutenant Killoran personally directed the supply of ammunition to the firing batteries. With utter disregard of his own personal danger he conducted the ammunition trucks through heavily shelled and gassed sections of the road. The fortitude and courage displayed by him were an inspiration to the members of the command.
General Orders No. No. 1, W.D., 1934
Home Town: Brighton, MA

KILMER, EVERETT A.
Private, U.S. Army
Company M, 16th Infantry Regiment, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 3, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Everett A. Kilmer, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Charpentry, France, October 3, 1918. Private Kilmer voluntarily accompanied three other soldiers and went forward under heavy enemy fire and rescued a wounded comrade who had fallen in advance of our lines.
General Orders 81, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Seneca, IL

KILPATRICK, LLOYD
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Company C, 21st Machine-Gun Battalion, 7th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 1, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Lloyd Kilpatrick, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Vieville-en-Haye, France, November 1, 1918. Private Kilpatrick acted as a runner during offensive operations and under severest barrages and carried important messages to and from the front lines.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Freemansburg, PA

KILROY, JOSEPH F.
First Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company K, 315th Infantry Regiment, 79th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 4, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Joseph F. Kilroy, First Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Verdun, France, November 4, 1918. Sergeant Kilroy led a patrol of five men to flank a machine-gun nest, but heavy machine-gun fire caused the loss of the other members of the patrol. He picked up the automatic rifle of a fallen comrade, and by his effective and severe fire rendered valuable aid in breaking up a local counterattack, which was forming.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Philadelphia, PA

KIMBALL, ROY EDMUND
Private First Class, U.S. Army
101st Field Signal Battalion, 26th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 26, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Roy Edmund Kimball, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Marcheville, France, September 26, 1918. Private Kimball displayed remarkable coolness and courage under violent bombardment when he voluntarily repaired telephone lines and rendered great assistance in maintaining communication. Although wounded, he continued his work until ordered evacuated by his commanding officer.
General Orders 87, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Somerville, MA

KIMBALL, WALTER G.
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
9th Infantry Regiment, 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 12, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Walter G. Kimball, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near St. Mihiel, France, September 12, 1918. While advancing in the first wave of the advance of September 12, he was forced to deploy his platoon over a wide sector in thickly wooded territory in order to maintain contact and liaison with the unit on the flank. The crews of several machine-gun nests were routed, and in one instance he captured a machine-gun crew assisted by only two of his men.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: New York, NY

*KIMMELL, HARRY L.
(First Award)
Captain, U.S. Army
16th Infantry Regiment, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 19, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Harry L. Kimmell, Captain, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action south of Soissons, France, July 19, 1918. When his company was halted by machine-gun fire from the front, Captain Kimmell led a platoon through heavy machine-gun fire and captured the enemy position, forcing its defenders to surrender. His gallantry enabled the entire battalion to continue the advance.
General Orders No. No. 3, W.D., 1921
Home Town: Washington, DC
Other Award: Distinguished Service Cross w/OLC (WWI)

*KIMMELL, HARRY L.
(Second Award)
Captain, U.S. Army
16th Infantry Regiment, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 9, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Harry L. Kimmell, Captain, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action north of Fleville, France, October 9, 1918. Captain Kimmell personally led two platoons of his company against a strongly held enemy position. He fell mortally wounded while leading this advance, but other members of his command, inspired by his gallantry, successfully assaulted the enemy position.
General Orders No. No. 3, W.D., 1921
Home Town: Washington, DC
Other Award: Distinguished Service Cross (WWI)

KINCAID, JAMES LESLIE
Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Army
Judge Advocate General's Department, 106th Infantry (Attached), 27th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 27, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to James Leslie Kincaid, Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Ronssoy, France, September 27, 1918. Because of a shortage of officers and after additional officers had been requested, Colonel Kincaid volunteered to command one of the battalions of the 106th Infantry. He commanded the battalion throughout the engagement of September 27, 1918, with great courage and forcefulness and without regard to his personal safety, thereby setting a splendid example to all ranks.
General Orders No. No. 59, W.D., 1921
Home Town: Syracuse, NY

KING, DELANCY
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
108th Infantry Regiment, 27th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 29, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Delancy King, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Ronssoy, France, September 29, 1918. Lieutenant King was wounded early in the engagement but he continued to load his men until he received a second wound. His gallantry under shell and machine-gun fire and his disregard for his own safety furnished a splendid example to all ranks.
General Orders No. 15, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Buffalo, NY

*KING, EARL S.
Private, U.S. Army
Company b, 168th Infantry Regiment, 42d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: May 29, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Earl S. King, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Badonviller, France, May 29, 1918. During a raid on our trenches by a superior enemy force Private King, while rushing to the assistance of his commanding officer, engaged two of the enemy in a hand-to-hand bayonet fight and, although fatally wounded in this encounter, he succeeded in killing one of his opponents and prevented the attack on the flank from penetrating into our lines.
General Orders No. No. 3, W.D., 1935
Home Town: Cedar Heights, IA

KING, EDWARD E.
First Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company M, 16th Infantry Regiment, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 4, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Edward E. King, First Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Fleville, France, October 4, 1918. Assuming command of his company after the company commander had been wounded, Sergeant King reinforced it with remnants of other units, leading the entire command through perilous machine-gun and artillery fire to his objective. After having consolidated his position, he led a volunteer patrol against several machine-gun nests, which were harassing the position. Under violent fire from these guns, he cleaned out the troublesome nests, with small losses to his forces.
General Orders No. 50, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Dayton, OH

KING, FRED T.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Headquarters Company, 149th Field Artillery, 42d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 8 - 9, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Fred T. King, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Bulson, France, November 8 - 9, 1918. Placed in charge of a telephone detail, Sergeant King refused to be evacuated when wounded by a splinter from a shell, which killed five of his men and wounded twelve others. He remained on duty until the regiment left the line, inspiring his men by his example of fortitude.
General Orders 71, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Danville, IL

KING, GEORGE
Private, U.S. Army
Company D, 16th Infantry Regiment, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 9, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to George King, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near the Argonne Forest, France, October 9, 1918. Private King was a member of a reconnoitering patrol which encountered heavy fire from hostile machine guns. Private King advanced alone and killed the gunners, enabling his patrol to complete its mission.
General Orders No. 44, W.D., 1919
Home Town: New York, NY

*KING, HAROLD J.
Lieutenant, U.S. Army
126th Infantry Regiment, 32d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: August 4, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Harold J. King, Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Fismes, France, August 4, 1918. Advancing in the face of terrific machine-gun fire. Lieutenant King rescued a wounded man of his platoon, the exploit being accomplished in broad daylight. After carrying the man 150 yards, in full view of the enemy, he stopped at request made by the dying man. During the advance from the Ourcq to the Vesle, he demonstrated most admirable courage and fearlessness. While accompanying a reconnaissance patrol, on the night of October 10 - 11, he was killed by sniper fire.
General Orders No. 59, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Manistee, MI

KING, HENRY M.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
110th Infantry Regiment, 28th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 29, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Henry M. King, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Apremont, France, September 29, 1918. During a determined enemy counterattack, Lieutenant King (then sergeant) volunteered with another soldier to Locate the source of enemy fire which was inflicting heavy casualties on his company. Going forward under fire and discovering Beven of the enemy, they opened fire, killing two, wounding two and capturing a machine gun. Their courageous feat materially aided his platoon to continue the advance.
General Orders 98, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Greensburg, PA

KING, JAMES NORMAN
Captain (Chaplain), U.S. Army
310th Infantry Regiment, 78th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 16, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to James Norman King, Captain (Chaplain), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Thiaucourt, France, September 16, 1918. Chaplain King gave proof of unhesitating devotion and energy far beyond all call of his duty as battalion chaplain. He was continually on the outpost lines searching for and burying the dead and circulating among the men in the trenches. During the entire period the line was subjected to extremely heavy shelling from the enemy, yet he allowed nothing to interfere with his having burial services for the dead that were brought to the burial ground located within the shelled area. He was sent to the rear, but he prevailed upon the surgeon to allow him to return to the front and continue his work.
General Orders No. No. 127, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Lima, OH

KING, JAMES PRYN
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
122d Machine-Gun Battalion, 33d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 10, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to James Pryn King, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Consenvoye, France, October 10, 1918. While in command of a machine-gun platoon attached to the 131st Infantry, Lieutenant King, by personal reconnaissance established machine-gun and automatic-rifle outposts. During a threatened counterattack he exposed himself to point-blank fire and walked from outpost to outpost reassuring his men.
General Orders No. No. 19, W.D., 1920
Home Town: Hillsboro, IL

*KING, JESSE L.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company D, 361st Infantry Regiment, 91st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 26, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Jesse L. King, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Gesnes, France, September 26, 1918. Corporal King, together with two other soldiers, captured three enemy machine guns and 26 prisoners.
General Orders No. 20, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Laramie, WY

KING, RICHARD E.
Private, U.S. Army
Headquarters Company, 340th Field Artillery, 89th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 4, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Richard E. King, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Marimbois Farm, France, November 4, 1918. Assisting an officer in establishing communication with the advancing infantry, Private King reached Marim-bois Farm, where he found the place occupied by the enemy. Armed with hand grenades, he advanced on a dugout, where he routed out 17 of the enemy, bringing them back to our lines in the midst of severe shell and machine-gun fire.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Tucson, AZ

KINKADE, BERTE L.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company D, 28th Infantry Regiment, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 4, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Berte L. Kinkade, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Exermont, France, October 4, 1918. When a German 77-mm. gun supported by numerous machine guns broke the tank attack and held up the infantry advance, Corporal Kinkade, with two scouts, made an encircling movement amid heavy fire and put the gun out of action, capturing the entire crew. They cleaned out the enemy dugouts in the vicinity and returned with forty prisoners, including an officer.
General Orders 74, W.D., 1919
Home Town: St. Joseph, MO

KINNEER, ISAAC G.
Supply Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company A, 2d Machine-Gun Battalion, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 18, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Isaac G. Kinneer, Supply Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action south of Soissons, France, July 18, 1918. Sergeant Kinneer took command of his platoon after his platoon leader had been wounded, and led one of his sections through our own barrage in order to take up a position where he could fire upon two 77- millimeter fieldpieces which were firing point blank on our troops. The fire of this gun was so effective that the guns were captured and the crews were forced to surrender.
General Orders No. 72, W.D., 1920
Home Town: Mount Pleasant, IA

KINNEY, MARTIN H.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company E, 315th Engineers, 90th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 26, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Martin H. Kinney, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Pont-a- Mousson, France, September 26, 1918. After receiving orders to withdraw from position, Sergeant Kinney saw an officer lying wounded and helpless about 15 yards in advance of the line. With utter disregard for his own safety he crawled through heavy enemy fire from the front and flanks to the aid of the officer and dragged him back about 50 yards to the shelter of a small mound, where he dressed the officer's wound, and then carried him through the barrage to a first-aid station.
General Orders No. No. 128, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Fort Worth, TX

KIRK, EDGAR
Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army
2d Machine-Gun Battalion, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 19, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Edgar Kirk, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Soissons, France, July 19, 1918. At a critical period in the attack south of Soissons when the infantry was held up by a German battery, Second Lieutenant Kirk pushed forward with one of his machine guns in the face of direct machine-gun and artillery fire and by cool and courageous direction of this gun put the battery out of action, thereby causing its capture and permitting the infantry to advance.
General Orders No. 15, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Princeton, IN

KIRK, HENRY S.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company B, 105th Infantry Regiment, 27th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 29, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Henry S. Kirk, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action east of Ronssoy, France, September 29, 1918. During the operations against the Hindenburg line Sergeant Kirk, with an officer and two other sergeants, occupied an outpost position in advance of the line, which was attacked by a superior force of the enemy. Sergeant Kirk assisted in repulsing this attack and in killing ten Germans, capturing five, and driving off the others. The bravery and determination displayed by this group was an inspiration to all who witnessed it.
General Orders No. 20, W.D., 1919
Home Town: New York, NY

KIRK, RICHARD M.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company H, 361st Infantry Regiment, 91st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 1, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Richard M. Kirk, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Audenarde, Belgium, November 1, 1918. Sergeant Kirk was a member of a patrol sent out to reconnoiter the town of Audenarde. This patrol discovered several enemy machine- gun sniper posts, located in buildings, which were enfilading the streets of the town. Taking another soldier with him, and dodging from building to building, he entered one of these houses and captured two machine-gunners.
General Orders No. 21, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Seattle, WA

KIRKPATRICK, CLIFFORD
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Section No. 647, Ambulance Service, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 13 - 15, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Clifford Kirkpatrick, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Sommerance, France, October 13 - 15, 1918. While he was loading his ambulance at an advanced dressing station Private Kirkpatrick was struck in the back by a shell fragment and rendered unconscious. Upon recovering, he drove his car through heavy shell fire back to the field hospital and made repeated trips until he was relieved. Two days later Private Kirkpatrick, arriving at a point on the road near an advanced post, saw a shell strike in the middle of an infantry detachment moving up to the line. He stopped his car, and, despite continuous and intense shelling, loaded on three wounded soldiers, carried them to the nearest aid station, returned, and continued the work of evacuation until relieved.
General Orders No. No. 145, W.D., 1918
Home Town: North Leominster, MA

KIRSCHENBAUM, EDWARD
Private, U.S. Army
Company F, 38th Infantry Regiment, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 15, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Edward Kirschenbaum, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Moulins, France, July 15, 1918. Private Kirschenbaum carried numerous messages through heavy artillery and machine-gun fire from the front-line companies to battalion headquarters. Due to his efforts communications were maintained during the period when his organization was successfully defending its position against powerful enemy attack. On one of his trips he captured three enemy prisoners, who had infiltrated through our lines.
General Orders No. No. 22, W.D., 1920
Home Town: New York, NY

KITE, GEORGE J.
Private, U.S. Army
Company B, 102d Machine-Gun Battalion, 26th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 24, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to George J. Kite, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Verdun, France, October 24, 1918. After several runners had been killed in the attempt, Private Kite volunteered and delivered an important message under a hail of fire.
General Orders No. 21, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Grove Hill, VA

KITTS, EDWARD F.
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Company D, 362d Infantry Regiment, 91st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 26, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Edward F. Kitts, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Epinonville, France, September 26, 1918. Private Kitts, in company with two other soldiers, while advancing well to the front of the company as scouts, encountered eight enemy machine guns and four snipers, which by brave conduct and good judgment were put out of action and the enemy killed or captured.
General Orders No. 6, W.D., 1930
Home Town: Harlem, MT

KJELLBERG, JOHN
Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army
Machine-Gun Company, 102d Infantry Regiment, 26th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 23, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to John Kjellberg, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Trugny, France, July 23, 1918. After being wounded, Second Lieutenant Kjellberg refused to be evacuated, but gallantly continued in command of his platoon, firing the machine gun himself when the crew was depleted until he was sounded a second time.
General Orders No. 126, W.D., 1919
Home Town: New York, NY

KJOSE, CLARENCE ORLANDO
Corporal, U.S. Army
Machine-Gun Company, 7th Infantry Regiment, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 15, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Clarence Orlando Kjose, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action in the Claires-Chenes Woods, France, October 15, 1918. Advancing with two squads in front of the company to which he was attached, after being twice stopped by enfilading machine-gun fire and losing half his detachment Corporal Kjose continued to lead his squad through the woods; and put out of action an enemy machine-gun, which had been holding up the advance of the Infantry. This soldier had been wounded twice within the three preceding days, but continued in action refusing to be evacuated.
General Orders 98, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Akron, OH

KLAESI, ARNOLD
Private, U.S. Army
Company F, 9th Infantry Regiment, 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 18, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Arnold Klaesi, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Soissons, France, July 18, 1918. Although weakened from the effects of having been twice gassed, Private Klaesi voluntarily left his place of comparative safety and advanced under terrific artillery and machine-gun fire to the aid of his company commander who had been severely wounded, and assisted him to the rear. Informed by his commanding officer that he might remain a the rear, Private Klaesi returned to the front line and continued in action.
General Orders No. No. 1, W.D., 1934
Home Town: Chicago, IL

*KLANSKA, FREDERIC
Private, U.S. Army
Company F, 4th Infantry Regiment, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 26, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Frederic Klanska, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Le Channel, France, July 26, 1918. Private Klanska at great personal risk voluntarily left his shelter and went 100 yards into an open field swept by heavy machine-gun fire and brought in a wounded man on his back.
General Orders No. 32, W.D., 1919
Home Town: St. Paul, MN

KLAPETZKY, JOSEPH W.
Corporal, U.S. Army
314th Ambulance Company, 304th Sanitary Train, 79th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 29, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Joseph W. Klapetzky, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Montfaucon, France, September 29, 1918. Corporal Klapetzky went through heavy shell fire into a station which he knew contained a large quantity of ammunition in order to rescue two wounded German prisoners. He succeeded in carrying them to safety.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Syracuse, NY

KLAVITER, EMIL O.
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Machine-Gun Company, 362d Infantry Regiment, 91st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 29, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Emil O. Klaviter, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Gesnes, France, September 29, 1918. Private Klaviter, a runner and signalman, while carrying a message to the attacking battalion, encountered an enemy machine-gun nest. Single-handed he killed two of the German machine-gunners and captured six others, together with their gun, ammunition, and belts. The prisoners were then turned over to some other soldiers and forced to carry a wounded officer to the rear, while Private Klaviter continued on his mission.
General Orders 64, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Reno, NV

KLEBANOW, LOUIS
(First Award)
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company E, 307th Infantry Regiment, 77th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: August 27, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Louis Klebanow, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Chateau du Diable, near Fismes, France, August 27, 1918. During the attack, after several runners had failed to deliver an important message, Corporal Klebanow voluntarily carried the message from the battalion commander to a flank company through intense machine-gun and shell fire. Returning through the same bombardment with the reply, he then led reinforcements forward to the flank company which enabled the company to resist successfully a counterattack by superior forces. Earlier in the same day, under direct machine-gun fire, he voluntarily went to the aid of a wounded officer, bound up his wounds, and assisted him to shelter.
General Orders No. No. 4, W.D., 1936
Home Town: New York, NY
Other Award: Distinguished Service Cross w/OLC (WWI)

KLEBANOW, LOUIS
(Second Award)
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company E, 307th Infantry Regiment, 77th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 4, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Louis Klebanow, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Fismes, France, on the night of September 4, 1918. Although severely wounded by an exploding shell in a congested road which killed or wounded four officers and every enlisted man in the detachment, Corporal Klebanow directed the evacuation of the wounded and kept the road open for traffic.
General Orders No. No. 4, W.D., 1936
Home Town: New York, NY
Other Award: Distinguished Service Cross (WWI)

*KLEIBER, WALTER J.
Private, U.S. Army
Battery E, 10th Field Artillery, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 14, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Walter J. Kleiber, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Greves Farm, France, July 14, 1918. Private Kleiber was acting as telephone operator at a gun in a detached position, when all the crew became casualties. With another soldier, he courageously continued to fire the piece under the heaviest bombardment until it was struck by a shell and he was killed.
General Orders No. 44, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Whiting, IN

KLEIN, IRVING
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company A, 308th Infantry Regiment, 77th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 29 & October 3 - 7, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Irving Klein, Corporal, U.S. Army, for repeated acts of extraordinary heroism in action near Binarville, France, September 29, 1918, and Charlevaux, France, October 3 - 7, 1918. On September 29, after locating the position of three enemy machine-guns, he succeeded in silencing one, took up a position against the other two under intense shell fire, and sent back information to his company commander which made it possible to clean out the entire nest. On October 3, although wounded seriously, Corporal Klein continued to assist his men in repulsing the attack of an enemy combat patrol.
General Orders No. 35, W.D., 1919
Home Town: New York, NY

KLICK, ALBERT W.
Sergeant, 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 W. Klick, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Bois-de-St. Remy, France, September 12, 1918. With the aid of six comrades, Sergeant Klick attacked and put out of action a machine-gun which was checking the advance of his company. Later he captured, without aid, about 20 prisoners, and, while advancing against another nest, he was twice wounded. Although in severe pain, he declined the use of a litter, walking three kilometers to a dressing station.
General Orders No. 26, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Fairfield, ME

KLIER, GEORGE J.
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Company G, 320th Infantry Regiment, 80th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 11, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to George J. Klier, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Verdun, France, October 11, 1918. While his platoon was being forced back, Private Klier remained to bind up the wounds of a comrade, although he himself was suffering from a painful wound. He then refused to be taken to the rear until all the others had been evacuated.
General Orders No. 21, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Pittsburgh, PA

KLINE, DAVID
Private, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 341st Machine-Gun Battalion, 89th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 1 - 2, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to David Kline, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Remonville and Barricourt, France, November 1 - 2, 1918. Attached to a company immediately behind the assault battalion of infantry, Private Kline worked unceasingly, giving aid and treatment to the wounded in this vicinity in an area constantly swept by intense fire from all arms. Displaying the highest devotion to duty and disregard for his own safety he frequently worked in plain view of the enemy.
General Orders No. 13, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Omaha, NE

KLINE, ORVAL
Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army
11th Machine-Gun Battalion, 4th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 12, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Orval Kline, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action northeast of Nantillois, France, October 12, 1918. While the infantry was falling back 200 meters to take coyer from heavy artillery and machine-gun fire, he, with his platoon sergeant, stayed at their one remaining machine-gun, which they continued to operate for 45 minutes, until the infantry position was reestablished. They not only successfully covered withdrawal of the infantry, but also captured a German machine-gun and three prisoners.
General Orders No. No. 138, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Bloomington, MD

*KLINE, ROBERT J.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company D, 126th Infantry Regiment, 32d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 5, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Robert J. Kline, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Gesnes, northwest of Verdun, France, October 5, 1918. Picking up a light Maxim gun and ammunition left by the retreating enemy, he advanced in front of his company's line and supported it with enfilading fire so effectively that he was soon made the target of many German guns. With the utmost coolness and entire disregard for his own safety, he continued to give appreciable support with his captured gun until he was killed by the hostile machine-gun fire. His example of bravery and audacity was an inspiration to the whole command.
General Orders No. 16, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Saranac, MI

KLING, ISAIAH MILLER
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company K, 7th Infantry Regiment, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 20, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Isaiah Miller Kling, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Cunel, France, October 20, 1918. Corporal Kling courageously led a detachment of 20 men against a machine-gun position on the right flank of the company, which was causing heavy losses. During the attack all others of Corporal Kling's detail became casualties, but he continued on alone. Gaining an advanced position in a shell hole, he kept the enemy machine gun under continuous fire until reinforcements arrived and captured it.
General Orders No. No. 22, W.D., 1920
Home Town: Gettysburg, PA

KLINGE, WALTER
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Company M, 105th Infantry Regiment, 27th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 17, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Walter Klinge, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near St. Souplet, France, October 17, 1918. When sent out as a scout with a small patrol consisting of an officer and two men, Private Klinge courageously went ahead alone, killed two enemy scouts, whom he encountered, and drove the gunners away from two machine-guns. When the patrol came up the capture of the guns was completed with their assistance.
General Orders No. 32, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Brooklyn, NY

*KLINGER, WALTER W.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company B, 113th Infantry Regiment, 29th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 23, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Walter W. Klinger, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Bois d'Etrayes, France, October 23, 1918. Two of his companions having been lulled, Sergeant Klinger advanced alone upon one of the enemy's strongest machine-gun nests and destroyed it with hand grenades. He was later killed while administering first aid to a wounded soldier.
General Orders No. 13, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Newark, NJ

KMIOTEK, ALOYSIMS
Private, U.S. Army
Company A, 4th Infantry Regiment, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 15, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Aloysims Kmiotek, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Grand Ballois Farm, France, July 15, 1918. Although badly wounded, Private Kmiotek continued to perform his duties as runner and before he would accept relief notified adjoining relays that his post was disabled.
General Orders No. 32, W.D., 1919
Home Town: New Castle, PA

KNAPP, CHARLES H.
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Company B, 61st Infantry Regiment, 5th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 2 & 6, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Charles H. Knapp, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action northwest of Aincreville, France, November 2, 1918. Private Knapp took command of Company B, after all the officers were killed or wounded, and led his company to the attack. When held up by machine-gun fire from enemy nest, he led out a patrol against it, capturing the guns and killing the crew. Again on November 6 at Hill Cote St. Germaine he assumed command of the company and repulsed a strong enemy counterattack.
General Orders No. No. 35, W.D., 1920
Home Town: New Brunswick, NJ

KNAUFF, RALPH E.
Private, U.S. Army
Battery D, 107th Field Artillery, 28th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: August 19, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Ralph E. Knauff, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Mont St. Martin, France, August 19, 1918. Seeing another soldier fall seriously wounded, Private Knauff ran to his assistance and, under heavy shell fire, carried him to safety.
General Orders No. 15, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Renovo, PA

KNIGHT, HENRY
Private, U.S. Army
Company D, 30th Infantry Regiment, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 15, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Henry Knight, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Crezancy, France, July 15, 1918. After his company had been relieved Private Knight remained to guide the new organization through the intense artillery and machine-gun fire, and for three days carried food and water to the wounded, who could not be removed during the bombardment.
General Orders No. 44, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Easton, ME

KNIGHT, JOHN T., JR.
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
Battery A, 20th Field Artillery, 5th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 12, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to John T. Knight, Jr., First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action during the St. Mihiel offensive, France, September 12, 1918. Although seriously wounded, Lieutenant Knight refused to be evacuated, and continued to exercise active command of his battery during the attack.
General Orders No. 8, W.D., 1935
Home Town: Washington, DC

KNIGHT, PAUL R.
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
308th Infantry Regiment, 77th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 3 - 5, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Paul R. Knight, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Binarville, France, October 3 - 5, 1918. Although he had been twice wounded, First Lieutenant Knight led his company in four attempts to cut through a heavy barbed-wire entanglement to capture Hill 205 in the Forest of Argonne, France, in order to reach two battalions of his regiment which had been cut off by the enemy.
General Orders No. 20, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Hibernia, NY

KNOKE, EUGENE F.
Private, U.S. Army
Company M, 362d Infantry Regiment, 91st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 29, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Eugene F. Knoke, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Gesnes, France, September 29, 1918. Private Knoke performed his duties as company runner with the utmost fearlessness, crossing fire-swept fields on two occasions to carry important messages to neighboring units.
General Orders No. 3, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Glasston, MT

*KNOWLTON, RAYMOND F.
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Battery E, 101st Field Artillery, 26th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 21, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Raymond F. Knowlton, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action north of Verdun, France, October 21, 1918. With great heroism and devotion to duty and with utter disregard for his personal safety, Private Knowlton rushed forward to the aid of a wounded soldier who was lying exposed to terrific enemy fire. While so engaged he was hit by enemy shell fire and mortally wounded, dying shortly thereafter. The superb devotion to duty displayed by Private Knowlton greatly inspired and encouraged the men of his battery.
General Orders No. No. 16, W.D., 1923
Home Town: Danvers, MA

KNOX, WILLIAM L.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company L, 102d Infantry Regiment, 26th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: April 20, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to William L. Knox, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Seicheprey, France, April 20, 1918. His platoon having been relieved from its position in the front lines, Sergeant Knox remained with the relieving platoon, which was without a commissioned officer, organized and maintained its position during a severe attack by enemy infantry, bombers, and machine-gun fire. Though his platoon was entirely surrounded and cut off from support, and he himself twice wounded by shrapnel and grenades, he led his men against the enemy, broke through their lines, and established contact with the units on his right. His coolness, leadership, and outstanding courage under intense enemy fire greatly inspired his men and spurred them on to great endeavors in the face of vastly superior numbers.
General Orders No. No. 14, W.D., 1923
Home Town: South Coventry, CT

*KOBERNAT, JAMES F.
Private, U.S. Army
Company M, 307th Infantry Regiment, 77th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 11, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to James F. Kobernat, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action in the Forest of Argonne, France, October 11, 1918. Private Kobernat succeeded in establishing an automatic rifle post under heavy machine-gun fire. In the face of this heavy fire he continually advanced until he was killed.
General Orders No. No. 142, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Hill City, MN

KOCH, ARTHUR H.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company A, 357th Infantry Regiment, 90th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 12, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Arthur H. Koch, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Fey-en-Haye, France, September 12, 1918. With the help of only one other soldier corporal Koch successfully attacked a German machine-gun nest from the flank, killing 7 Germans, wounding 1, and capturing 3 machine guns.
General Orders 98, W.D., 1919
Home Town: St. Paul, MN

*KOCHANIK, JOHN
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company K, 127th Infantry Regiment, 32d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: August 4, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to John Kochanik, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Fismes, France, August 4, 1918. Ordering his squad to take cover, Corporal Kochanik, single- handed, rushed an enemy machine gun and killed the two Germans manning it. As he was turning the captured gun on the enemy, this courageous soldier was killed by a sniper.
General Orders 95, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Milwaukee, WI

*KOCHENSPARGER, JAMES
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company F, 166th Infantry Regiment, 42d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 29, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to James Kochensparger, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action northwest of Chateau-Thierry, France, July 29, 1918. Sergeant Kochensparger was killed on July 29, 1918, when establishing an outpost beyond the edge of Seringes-et- Nesles, which had just been captured by our forces. Throughout the attack he led his section of automatic riflemen with the greatest gallantry, giving an example of courage and bravery that was an inspiration to the men of his command.
General Orders No. 99, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Circleville, OH

KOCHLI, FRED
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
146th Infantry Regiment, 37th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 27, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Fred Kochli, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Montfaucon, France, September 27, 1918. When the advance of the 37th Division was temporarily halted by terrific enemy machine-gun fire, Lieutenant Kochli volunteered to command a patrol and before dawn advanced for several hundred yards against a most stubborn hostile resistance, attacked and captured an enemy machine-gun company consisting of 14 machine guns, 3 officers, and 23 enlisted men. Leaving the captured guns and prisoners with his patrol, Lieutenant Kochli, with two noncommissioned officers, further advanced to Montfaucon in the face of heavy machine-gun fire and captured three 77-mm field pieces and two light machine guns, thereby aiding materially the advance of the 37th Division.
General Orders No. 68, W.D., 1920
Home Town: Alliance, OH

KOEHLER, KURT H. A.
Private, U.S. Army
Company A, 1st Engineers, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 9, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Kurt H. A. Koehler, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Verdun, France, October 9, 1918. Operating without assistance a machine gun which he secured by crawling out ahead of our lines, Private Koehler successfully resisted a greatly superior force of the enemy, killing several and causing the rest to retreat. When wounds in the shoulder made it impossible for him to further operate the gun he rendered it unserviceable with a pick handle before retiring and reporting to his company commander.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Hillsdale, OR

KOEPPEL, OSCAR
Captain, U.S. Army
166th Infantry Regiment, 42d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 27, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Oscar Koeppel, Captain, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Seringes, France, July 27, 1918. After being severely wounded while leading his men through an intense barrage, Captain Koeppel refused to leave his company until they had been established on the front line and all orders and instructions turned over to the next in command.
General Orders No. 26, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Liden Heights, OH

KOERPER, FRANK P.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Headquarters Company, 131st Infantry Regiment, 33d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 26, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Frank P. Koerper, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Gercourt, France, September 26, 1918. Under heavy machine-gun fire Corporal Koerper crept up to a church and captured four of the enemy who were operating machine-guns from this building.
General Orders No. 46, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Chicago, IL

KOFMEHL, WILLIAM H.
Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army
Company C, 15th Machine-Gun Battalion, 5th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 21, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to William H. Kofmehl, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action north of Verdun, France, October 21, 1918. After his platoon had suffered heavy casualties in the Bois-des-Rappes from machine-gun fire he located the enemy guns, and, rallying a handful of his men, charged the enemy positions, capturing 37 prisoners. After getting his own machine guns in position Lieutenant Kofmehl, seeing that one of his gunners had been wounded, operated the gun himself, setting an excellent example to his men.
General Orders No. 59, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Rapid City, SD

KOGLER, JOHN M.
Private, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 26th Infantry Regiment, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 18, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to John M. Kogler, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Soissons, France, July 18, 1918. In spite of the fact that he had been severely wounded himself, Private Kogler refused to be relieved, and continued to treat wounded under fire for two days.
General Orders No. 15, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Baltimore, MD

KOHN, MARIAN
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company B, 8th Machine-Gun Battalion, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 5 - 6, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Marian Kohn, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action during the Argonne-Meuse offensive, France, October 5 - 6, 1918. Seeing his platoon commander and platoon sergeant buried by a shell explosion, Corporal Kohn left his trench, and, in the face of perilous machine-gun and shell fire, single-handed rescued his comrades from the caved-in trench.
General Orders No. 44, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Toledo, OH

KOHN, MAT A.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company K, 145th Infantry Regiment, 37th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 4, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Mat A. Kohn, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Hearne, Belgium, November 4, 1918. Corporal Kohn went through heavy shell and machine-gun fire for a distance of 100 yards and carried a wounded comrade to safety.
General Orders No. 59, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Wabasha, MN

KOIJANE, FRANK A.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company G, 132d Infantry Regiment, 33d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 4, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Frank A. Koijane, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Hamel, Belgium, July 4, 1918. While digging in at his final objective Sergeant Koijane came under fire from a hostile machine gun in a sunken road 200 yards to the right front. With Lieutenant Yagle and two Australian soldiers, he rushed the position and captured the gun and eight prisoners.
General Orders No. No. 14, W.D., 1920
Home Town: Chicago, IL

KOLEMAN, NORMAN
Sergeant, 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 Norman Koleman, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Les Pres Farm, France, August 9, 1918. Sergeant Koleman had just returned with his gun crew to their dugout, after maintaining fire for twelve hours, under heavy bombardment, when a shell of large caliber struck directly over the dugout, killing or wounding the entire crew. Regardless of the fact that he himself had been wounded in nine places, Sergeant Koleman immediately walked and crawled to the nearest helter to secure aid for this men.
General Orders 98, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Lansing, MI

KOLONOCZYK, WASYL
(First Award)
Private, U.S. Army
Company C, 107th Infantry Regiment, 27th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 18, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Wasyl Kolonoczyk, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near St. Souplet, France, October 18, 1918. Private Kolonoczyk, under heavy shell and machine-gun fire, left the shelter of his trench and, going forward under a thick smoke screen, single-handed captured between 30 and 40 German prisoners. His conspicuous gallantry and bravery upon this occasion showed a heroics disregard for his own safety, which was a splendid example for all.
General Orders No. 46, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Cohoes, NY
Other Award: Distinguished Service Cross w/OLC (WWI)

KOLONOCZYK, WASYL
(Second Award)
Private, U.S. Army
Company C, 107th Infantry Regiment, 27th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 18, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Wasyl Kolonoczyk, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near St. Souplet, France, October 18, 1918. After the advance of his company had been stopped by strong hostile machine-gun fire, Private Kolonoczyk, with three companions, advanced far ahead of the front line to attack an enemy position located in a large farmhouse. By skillful maneuvering in the broad daylight they covered all entrances to the house and forced the surrender of the entire force of the enemy, numbering 36 men and two officers. During the exploit they killed two Germans, who attempted to take cover in the cellar.
General Orders No. 46, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Cohoes, NY
Other Award: Distinguished Service Cross (WWI)

*KOLWYCK, OREN C.
Private, U.S. Army
Company M, 118th Infantry Regiment, 30th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 27, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Oren C. Kolwyck, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Villeret, France, September 27, 1918. Private Kohlwyck displayed marked bravery as battalion runner, fearlessly exposing himself to heavy fire to deliver important messages. Volunteering to deliver a message which necessitated his crossing a barrage of high explosive, shrapnel and gas shells, he was mortally wounded.
General Orders 87, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Humbolt, TN

*KOON, CARTER R.
Private, U.S. Army
Company B, 1st Engineers, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 20, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Carter R. Koon, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action south of Soissons, France, July 20, 1918. Private Koon volunteered and obtained the permission of his company commander to pass through an area then under heavy shell fire for the purpose of recovering wounded comrades. He made two trips successfully, but on his third trip he was mortally wounded.
General Orders No. 15, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Seattle, WA

KOON, ETHEN S.
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
119th Infantry Regiment, 30th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: August 31, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Ethen S. Koon, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Ypres, Belgium, August 31, 1918. Ignoring his severe wound, suffered in the advance of his platoon against the enemy south of Ypres, Lieutenant Koon remained with his men until all the wounded had been evacuated, and personally directed the reorganization of his position until ordered to the rear by his commanding officer.
General Orders No. 44, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Asheville, NC

KOPP, HENRY
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Company G, 28th Infantry Regiment, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 12, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Henry Kopp, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near St. Mihiel, France, September 12, 1918. Private Kopp displayed excellent courage in capturing a machine gun, which he turned upon an adjoining trench, forcing 20 of the enemy to surrender.
General Orders No. 46, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Brooklyn, NY

KORGIS, HERCULES E.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company L, 23d Infantry Regiment, 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 3 - 9 & November 5, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Hercules E. Korgis, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Mont Blanc, France, October 3 - 9, 1918, and near Letanne, France, November 5, 1918. While leading a small patrol in an endeavor to establish liaison with the French troops on the right, during an attack, Sergeant Korgis's patrol was subjected to short-range machine-gun fire from two enemy guns. The fire halted their advance, whereupon Sergeant Korgis designated a few men to fire upon the enemy from the front, while he led the remainder in a flank attack upon the enemy, charging the post, killing the enemy crew of eight with grenades, and capturing their guns. On November 5, when an attack section became disorganized due to surprise fire from enemy machine guns, Sergeant Korgis fearlessly exposed himself to this fire and rushed to the "panic stricken" section and conducted them to cover, reorganized them, and subsequently led them in an attack upon the enemy position.
General Orders No. No. 46, W.D., 1920
Home Town: Worcester, MA

KORN, WALTER S.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company G, 120th Infantry Regiment, 30th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 29, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Walter S. Korn, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Bellicourt, France, September 29, 1918. Sergeant Korn continued to lead his platoon in attack on the Hindenburg line after he had received a wound from shrapnel. He was later knocked down by a rock thrown by a shell explosion, twice more wounded by shrapnel, but continued to lead his platoon until he received a severe wound, which necessitated his evacuation. He personally captured two prisoners in the attack.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Leetonia, OH

KORTH, HERMAN
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company D, 121st Machine-Gun Battalion, 32d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: August 31, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Herman Korth, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Juvigny, north of Soissons, France, August 31, 1918. Under heavy fire from machine guns and artillery, Sergeant Korth crawled to the crest of a hill, setting stakes to line our artillery on enemy machine-gun emplacements. He remained in observation in this perilous position for half an hour, signaling back when our own troops were endangered by the fire of the batteries.
General Orders No. 20, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Fond du Lac, WI

*KORZYSKO, GEORGE
Private, U.S. Army
Company H, 132d Infantry Regiment, 33d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 26, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to George Korzysko, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Forges, France, September 26, 1918. During the action in Forges wood, Private Korszsko, single-handed, attacked and captured several machine guns, killing the gunners with hand grenades. It was while he was thus engaged that he was killed.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Chicago, IL

KOS, MAX S.
Private, U.S. Army
Company K, 47th Infantry Regiment, 4th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: August 8 - 9, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Max S. Kos, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near St. Thibaut, France, August 8 - 9, 1918. Private Kos volunteered to patrol the valley along the railroad tracks north of St. Thibaut for the purpose of locating machine-gun nests. He was wounded early in the morning, but he remained in the valley until the next night, securing the information for which he was sent, and killing two Germans.
General Orders No. 15, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Indianapolis, IN

KOSSMAN, ADOLPH
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company C, 316th Infantry Regiment, 79th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 5, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Adolph Kossman, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action on Hill 378, near Verdun, France, November 5, 1918. Corporal Kossman with two other men occupied a small shell hole on the front line, there being no other troops near except 15 men who occupied a large shell hole a few yards to their right. The morning was foggy and about 60 Germans crept through the lines, outflanked the men in the large shell hole, disarmed them, and ordered them to stand fast. Corporal Kossman and his two companions immediately opened rapid fire, killing six of the Germans and completely routing the others, thereby rescuing their 15 comrades from the hands of the enemy.
General Orders No. No. 3, W.D., 1929
Home Town: Wyomissing, PA

KOSTAK, FRANK J.
Private, U.S. Army
Company G, 131st Infantry Regiment, 33d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: August 9, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Frank J. Kostak, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Chipilly Ridge, France, August 9, 1918. Single-handed, Private Kostak, with great gallantry, attacked a machine-gun position, capturing two machine guns and seven prisoners.
General Orders No. No. 128, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Chicago, IL

KOUTS, WILLIAM M.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company D, 261st Infantry Regiment, 91st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 26, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to William M. Kouts, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Gesnes, France, September 26, 1918. Sergeant Kouts, together with two other soldiers, captured three enemy machine guns and 20 prisoners.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Camas, WA

KOWALKOWSKI, LEO
Private, U.S. Army
Company E, 137th Infantry Regiment, 35th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 28, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Leo Kowalkowski, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Baulny, France, September 28, 1918. Having previously made several trips to the rear with wounded comrades under heavy shell fire, Private Kowalkowski, with another litter bearer, after making three attempts succeeded in reaching their battalion commander who lay wounded under heavy machine-gun fire and carried him back to safety.
General Orders 95, W.D., 1919
Home Town: St. Louis, MO

KOWASKI, LEWIS L.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company B, 28th Infantry Regiment, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: May 28 - 30, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Lewis L. Kowaski, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Cantigny, France, on may 28 - 30, 1918. Corporal Kowaski captured an enemy machine gun and aided materially in breaking up a counterattack by using it against his foes. In company with his captain, he led the way to a dugout which he had located in capturing the machine gun and assisted in taking nine prisoners.
General Orders No. No. 109, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Indiana Harbor, IN

KOZIKOWSKI, STANISLAW
Private, U.S. Army
Company C, 308th Infantry Regiment, 77th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 2 - 7, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Stanislaw Kozikowski, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Binarville, France, October 2 - 7, 1918. During the time when his company was isolated in the Argonne forest and cut off from communication with friendly troops. Private Kozikowski, together with another soldier, volunteered to carry a message through the German lines, although he was aware that several unsuccessful attempts had been previously made by patrols and members of which were either killed, wounded or driven back. By his courage and determination, he succeeded in delivering the message and brought relief to his battalion.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Brooklyn, NY

*KOZLOSKI, JOHN
Private, U.S. Army
Company A, 4th Infantry Regiment, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 14 - 15, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to John Kozloski, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Grand Ballois Farm, France, July 14 - 15, 1918. Private Kozloski repeatedly volunteered and delivered messages over routes where all previous runners had either been killed or wounded.
General Orders No. 32, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Baltimore, MD

*KRAFT, WILLIAM E.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company M, 108th Infantry Regiment, 27th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 29, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to William E. Kraft, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Ronssoy, France, September 29, 1918. In the attack on the Hindenburg line, after all the officers of his company became casualties, Sergeant Kraft too command and led his company in the attack through machine-gun and artillery fire. Shortly after returning from a personal reconnaissance of the enemy machine-gun position, he again took up the advance, and was leading the attack when killed by an enemy sniper. The heroism displayed by this noncommissioned officer was an important factor in the success of the attack of his company.
General Orders No. No. 46, W.D., 1920
Home Town: Weehawken, NJ

KRAMER, HENRY G.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company D, 107th Infantry Regiment, 27th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 29, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Henry G. Kramer, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Ronssoy, France, September 29, 1918. During the operations against the Hindenburg line Corporal Kramer, with four other soldiers, left shelter and went forward into an open field under heavy shell and machine-gun fire and succeeded in bandaging and carrying back to our lines two wounded men.
General Orders No. 20, W.D., 1919
Home Town: New York, NY

KRAMPS, CLARENCE O.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Battery C, 10th Field Artillery, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 14 - 15, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Clarence O. Kramps, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near St. Eugene, France, July 14 - 15, 1918. Corporal Kramps remained on duty as chief of section after being very severely wounded. Later in the action when one of his gun crew was wounded, he was lifted to the seat and continued to fire the piece in addition to his other duties until forcibly taken from the seat and sent to an aid station. Here it was found that he had been wounded in four places.
General Orders No. 32, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Rosedale, KS

KRAUSE, JOSEPH
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Sanitary Detachment, 316th Infantry Regiment, 79th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 6, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Joseph Krause, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Consenvoye Woods, France, November 6, 1918. During the Meuse-Argonne, while Hill 378, north of Verdun, was being stormed by the 316th Infantry, Sergeant Krause, himself in the foremost rank, rushed forward in the face of heavy fire from a machine- gun nest and rescued successively three wounded soldiers who had fallen in the attempt to take the hill, bringing each in turn to safety. His actions were in disregard of his own safety and were an inspiration to his comrades.
General Orders No. 9, W.D., 1923
Home Town: New rochelle, NY

KRAUSE, WILLIAM
Private, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 125th Infantry Regiment, 32d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: August 1, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to William Krause, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Cierges, France, August 1, 1918. The battalion to which he was attached, forced by vastly superior numbers to take up a more advantageous position, left 21 wounded men well in advance of their second position. Private Krause, together with Lieutenant Warde B. Smith, Medical Corps, and Sergeant John W. Doyle, medical detachment, under observation of the enemy and in the face of intense enemy mm-g fire carried the wounded men to a place of safety. The indomitable spirit and extreme devotion to his comrades inspired the men of his organization with renewed courage and determination.
General Orders No. 9, W.D., 1923
Home Town: Saginaw, MI

KRAUSE, WILLIAM H.
First Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company C, 108th Infantry Regiment, 27th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 29, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to William H. Krause, First Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Ronssoy, France, September 29, 1918. First Sergeant Krause displayed great gallantry during the operations against the Hindenburg line. A smoke barrage was put down by the enemy between his company and the company on the left. The company commander having been wounded, Sergeant Krause sent a soldier to establish liaison with the company on the left. When this soldier was severely wounded and unable to accomplish his mission, Sergeant Krause went himself and succeeded in reaching the company. While returning to his own company, Sergeant Krause met a party of Germans attempting to break through the gap between the two companies. In a personal encounter he killed a German officer and forced the rest of the party to withdraw.
General Orders No. 20, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Syracuse, NY

KRAYER, NICHOLAS
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company E, 107th Infantry Regiment, 27th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 29, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Nicholas Krayer, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Ronssoy, France, September 29, 1918. During the attack on the Hindenburg line, after all officers in his company had been killed, Corporal Krayer exposed himself to heavy machine-gun fire to reorganize his command. He went from shell hold to shell hole, and by his courageous example inspired his men to continue the advance.
General Orders No. 68, W.D., 1920
Home Town: New Providence, NJ

*KREIS, JACOB
Private, U.S. Army
Company I, 47th Infantry Regiment, 4th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: August 10, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Jacob Kreis, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at St. Thibaut, France, August 10, 1918. Accompanied by another soldier, Private Kreis penetrated the enemy's lines and patrolled a sector from the north bank of the River Vesle to the town of Bazoches. These two men entered an enemy dug-out and killed two Germans, at the same time locating a machine-gun emplacement.
General Orders No. No. 147, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Sheboygan, WI

KREITZER, DAVID I.
Private, U.S. Army
Machine-Gun Company, 112th Infantry Regiment, 28th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: August 7 - 8, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to David I. Kreitzer, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Fismes, France, August 7 - 8, 1918. After being severely wounded in the right shoulder, Private Kreitzer refused immediate evacuation and continued to perform his duty as company runner. Upon several occasions, he exposed himself to heavy enemy fire in order to carry messages from company headquarters to his platoon. His gallant conduct aided materially in keeping up the morale and courage of his comrades.
General Orders No. No. 11, W.D., 1921
Home Town: Mechanicsburg, PA

*KRIECHBAUM, PHILLIP E.
Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army
112th Infantry Regiment, 28th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 3, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Phillip E. Kriechbaum, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Apremont, France, October 3, 1918. When his company was halted by heavy machine-gun fire, Lieutenant Kreichbaum advanced ahead of his company, thus personally leading them to the attack. He was killed by enemy machine- gun fire while some distance ahead of the first wave. His initiative and heroism were material factors in this operation.
General Orders No. No. 11, W.D., 1921
Home Town: Chambersburg, PA

KRIECHBAUM, ROY R.
Captain, U.S. Army
112th Infantry Regiment, 28th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: August 9, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Roy R. Kriechbaum, Captain, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Fismette, France, August 9, 1918. When the town of Fismette was held both by the enemy and our forces, Captain Kriechbaum voluntarily exposed himself to heavy close-range machine- gun fire in order to rescue a wounded soldier. While in the performance of this heroic act, he was severely wounded in both legs.
General Orders No. No. 11, W.D., 1921
Home Town: Chambersburg, PA

KRIGBAUM, WILLIAM L.
Captain, U.S. Army
Company A, 124th Machine-Gun Battalion, 33d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 9, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to William L. Krigbaum, Captain, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Bois-de-Chaume, France, October 9, 1918. When the battalion to which Captain Krigbaum was attached had reached its objective north of Bois-de-Chaume, it was subjected to two counterattacks. The right flank of the battalion was left exposed and all the gun crews on that flank were either killed or wounded and the guns put out of action. At the most critical time of this emergency, Captain Krigbaum alone mounted a captured German machine gun and so successfully operated it against the enemy that the counterattack was stopped and the flank of the battalion saved from serious losses.
General Orders 64, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Decatur, IL

KROGER, CHESTER F.
Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army
26th Infantry Regiment, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 19, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Chester F. Kroger, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Soissons, France, July 19, 1918. While directing the attack of his platoon against strong enemy resistance beyond the Paris-Soissons Highway, Lieutenant Kroger was severely wounded in the head by a machine-gun bullet. He refused immediate evacuation, and although staggering from the loss of blood he assisted in the reorganization of the various units of the 2d Battalion and continued with the advance until he fell from exhaustion.
General Orders No. 72, W.D., 1920
Home Town: Cincinnati, OH

KROMER, CHESTER C.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company K, 125th Infantry Regiment, 32d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: August 30, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Chester C. Kromer, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Juvigny, France August 30, 1918. Corporal Kromer voluntarily made four trips in front of the line, under machine-gun and artillery fire, and brought in four wounded men, who had been left in an exposed position after a withdrawal of the line.
General Orders 66, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Grand Rapids, MI

KROTOSHINSKY, ABRAHAM
Private, U.S. Army
Company K, 307th Infantry Regiment, 77th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 6, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Abraham Krotoshinsky, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action in Argonne Forest, France, October 6, 1918. Private Krotoshinsky was on liaison duty with a battalion of the 308th Infantry which was surrounded by the enemy north of the Forest De la Buironne in the Argonne Forest. After patrols and runners had been repeatedly shot down while attempting to carry back word of the battalion's position and condition, Private Krotoshinsky volunteered for the mission and successfully accomplished it.
General Orders No. No. 139, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Bronx, NY

KRUEGER, ARTHUR
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 Arthur Krueger, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Consenvoye, France, October 9, 1918. While his platoon was halted by murderous fire of the enemy, Private Krueger crawled from a shell hole, in which he was seeking shelter, and made his way forward to the aid of a wounded comrade. On the way, he was wounded, but bravely continued on, until he had dressed the wounds of his comrade. He then insisted on walking to the dressing station for treatment of his own wounds.
General Orders No. 126, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Chicago, IL

KRUGER, ANTHONY J.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company K, 308th Infantry Regiment, 77th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 29, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Anthony J. Kruger, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Wilhelmplatz, France, September 29, 1918. Sergeant Kruger was ordered to take his platoon and capture a machine gun which was holding up the advance of the company and causing many casualties. Without hesitation, Sergeant Kruger, armed with an automatic pistol, and, with utter disregard for his personal safety, charged the machine gun, stopping only when he was rendered unconscious by two bullet wounds in the neck.
General Orders No. 35, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Patchogue, NY

KRUM, JAMES EDWARD
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company E, 131st Infantry Regiment, 33d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 4, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to James Edward Krum, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Hamel, Belgium, July 4, 1918. Although severely wounded in the right arm at the beginning of the engagement, Sergeant Krum continued forward as squad leader, exhibiting great gallantry and setting an inspiring example to his men. After his wound had been dressed, he insisted upon returning to duty with his platoon.
General Orders No. No. 14, W.D., 1920
Home Town: Chicago, IL

KRZYKWA, ALBERT S.
Private, U.S. Army
Company M, 126th Infantry Regiment, 32d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 14, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Albert S. Krzykwa, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Romagne, France, October 14, 1918. In an attack on Cote Dame Marie the 126th Infantry was held up, owing to intense enemy machine-gun lire and grenades. Private Krzykwa volunteered as a member of a combat patrol which cut through the enemy lines, capturing ten machine-guns, killed and captured 15 of the enemy, and forced a large number to surrender, clearing that part of the Cote Dame Marie of the enemy, enabling the regiment to continue their advance.
General Orders No. 21, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Alto, MI

KUBACKI, STEVE
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company D, 55th Infantry Regiment, 7th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 10, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Steve Kubacki, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Jaulny, France, November 10, 1918. After leading his platoon to its objective, and having consolidated a defense position, Sergeant Kubacki alone went forward under heavy shell fire to reconnoiter the enemy's position. Finding the area clear, he moved his platoon 300 yards forward to a more favorable position, which he held despite the fierce fire of the enemy.
General Orders No. 32, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Milwaukee, WI

KUDER, HAWARD F.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Battery F, 10th Field Artillery, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 14 - 15, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Haward F. Kuder, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Greves Farm, France, July 14 - 15, 1918. Sergeant Kuder volunteered to carry messages after communication had been broken off. Although wounded, he refused to be relieved, and continued making trips to the batteries throughout the heavy bombardment, without thought of personal safety.
General Orders No. 44, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Philadelphia, PA

KUHLMAN, ALFRED H.
Private, U.S. Army
116th Ambulance Company, 103d Sanitary Train, 28th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 11, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Alfred H. Kuhlman, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Haumont, France, October 11, 1918. Private Kuhlman, a stretcher bearer, gave proof of great courage and high sense of duty by helping transport a wounded soldier to a dressing station under heavy fire, by which three other stretcher bearers were killed or seriously wounded. Private Kuhlman was himself wounded, but he nevertheless returned to the shell-swept area and assisted in rescuing a wounded officer and six wounded soldiers.
General Orders No. 27, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Rogers City, MI

KUHLMAN, GEORGE WINFIELD
Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army
107th Engineers, 32d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: August 5 - 6, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to George Winfield Kuhlman, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Fismes, France, August 5 - 6, 1918. Second Lieutenant Kuhlman was sent on the night of August 5 - 6, 1918, to make a reconnaissance of all possible means of crossing the River Vesle, near Fismes, France. It had been reported that the Germans had all retreated from the south bank of the river, but he found that such was not the case; they were there in force. Nevertheless, such was his bravery and determination that he crossed into and through the German lines, made a full reconnaissance, and returned with his report.
General Orders No. 99, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Glidden, WI

KUHN, RUPERT C.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company D, 105th Machine-Gun Battalion, 27th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 27, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Rupert C. Kuhn, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action northeast of Ronssoy, France, September 27, 1918. During the attack on the Hindenburg line Sergeant Kuhn, with utter disregard of his own personal danger, unhesitatingly left the shelter of the trenches and went forward under heavy enemy artillery and machine- gun fire and succeeded in rescuing two wounded comrades who were lying helpless in a forward machine-gun position, bringing them to a place of safety where they could receive first-aid treatment. His gallant conduct and devotion to his comrades greatly inspired the men of his battalion.
General Orders No. No. 2, W.D., 1932
Home Town: Castile, NY

KUNIEAWSKY, BEN
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Company C, 2d Machine-Gun Battalion, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 4, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Ben Kunieawsky, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Exermont, France, October 4, 1918. Private Kunieawsky, with a companion, went forward in front of our lines to flank and locate the enemy machine-gun nests, whose fire was halting the advance of our Infantry. They were exposed to heavy machine-gun fire but pushed forward. His companion was mortally wounded, but Private Kunieawsky continued and located the enemy position and returned with information which enabled our forces to put nests out of action.
General Orders No. No. 19, W.D., 1920
Home Town: Dickinson, ND

KUNZE, ALBERT J.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company I, 28th Infantry Regiment, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 18, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Albert J. Kunze, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action south of Soissons, France, July 18, 1918. Having reached the first objective, his platoon was temporarily halted by heavy enemy machine-gun fire. Corporal Kunze, hearing cries for help from a wounded comrade who lay about 200 yards in front of the platoon, voluntarily left shelter, went out under heavy machine-gun fire, and succeeded in bring him to a place of safety. In so doing, corporal Kunze was severely wounded.
General Orders No. No. 1, W.D., 1937
Home Town: Brooklyn, NY

*KUNZIE, HARRY K.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company I, 126th Infantry Regiment, 32d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: August 1, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Harry K. Kunzie, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Cierges, France, August 1, 1918. Corporal Kunzie crawled out in advance of his company and, single-handed, killed the six Germans forming the crew of a machine-gun. He then continued forward to silence another gun, being mortally wounded in the attempt.
General Orders 74, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Big Rapids, MI

KURLE, CHRISTIAN
Private, U.S. Army
Company H, 307th Infantry Regiment, 77th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 4, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Christian Kurle, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Oches, France, November 4, 1918. Exposing himself to heavy machine-gun fire, Private Kurle crossed an open field 300 yards wide and rescued a severely wounded comrade.
General Orders No. 46, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Forsyth, MT

KUSENER, ERNEST F.
Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army
301st Battalion, Tank Corps, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 29, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Ernest F. Kusener, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Ronssoy, France, September 29, 1918. After his tank had been put out of action and set on fire by a direct hit which killed our of the crew, Lieutenant Kusener, utterly disregarding his own personal danger, entered the blazing tank which was still being fired on and dragged the remainder of the crew to safety. Displaying exceptional coolness and bravery he then carried two members of the crew, who had been seriously wounded, to a dressing station, the two trips being made over ground swept by heavy machine-gun fire.
General Orders No. No. 2, W.D., 1932
Home Town: Gary, IN

KWASIGROCH, PAUL J.
Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army
6th Infantry Regiment, 5th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 5 - 6, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Paul J. Kwasigroch, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Bois-de-Chatillon, France, November 5 - 6, 1918. Despite severe leg wounds Lieutenant Kwasigroch remained on duty with his company throughout the entire action, refusing treatment until his objective had been reached and the remainder of his company reorganized and a liaison established. On the following day after first aid had been given he returned immediately to duty, and during the remaining advances commanded in a most skillful and courageous manner, he being the only officer left with the organization.
General Orders No. 32, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Milwaukee, WI

KYBURG, HENRY E.
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
28th Infantry Regiment, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 6, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Henry E. Kyburg, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Hill 240, north of Exermont, France, October 6, 1918. During the attack and consolidation of positions near Hill 240, Lieutenant Kyburg constantly exposed himself to a very heavy sweeping machine-gun and shell fire in order to supervise personally the reorganization of his company and the consolidation of the positions gained.
General Orders No. No. 14, W.D., 1928
Home Town: Springfield, MA

KYLE, ERNEST C.
Private, U.S. Army
116th Ambulance Company, 104th Sanitary Train, 29th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 11, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Ernest C. Kyle, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Haumont, France, October 11, 1918. Private Kyle, a stretcher bearer, gave proof of great courage and high sense of duty by helping transport a wounded soldier to a dressing station under heavy enemy fire, by which three other stretcher bearers were killed or seriously wounded. He repeatedly returned to the shell-swept area and assisted in rescuing the wounded.
General Orders No. 27, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Portland, OR

 

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LA BUHN, EDMUND C.
Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army
116th Infantry Regiment, 29th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 8 - 9, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Edmund C. La Buhn, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Brabant, France, October 8 - 9, 1918. Becoming detached from his regular organization on October 8, Lieutenant LaBuhn, accompanied by five soldiers, attached himself to another company and voluntarily took part in the offensive operations. Leading his men, he charged a machine-gun nest and captured several guns and four prisoners. He continued in action with this company until wounded on October 9, 1918.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Detroit, MI

LA CROIX, ORIE H.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company A, 308th Infantry Regiment, 77th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 1, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Orie H. La Croix, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Binarville, France, October 1, 1918. When his company commander and first sergeant had been wounded, Corporal La Croix rallied the company and continued the advance, fearlessly exposing himself to hostile fire and inspiring the men with him by his courage.
General Orders 87, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Bridgeport, CT

LA FORD, RUSSELL E.
Private, U.S. Army
Company K, 108th Infantry Regiment, 27th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 29, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Russell E. La Ford, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action east of Ronssoy, France, September 29, 1918. During the operations against the Hindenburg line Private La Ford left shelter and went out into the open under heavy shell and machine-gun fire and succeeded in bandaging and carrying back to our lines a wounded officer.
General Orders No. 20, W.D., 1919
Home Town: North Tonawanda, NY

LA GROW, ELGIA
Private, U.S. Army
Company A, 357th Infantry Regiment, 90th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 12, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Elgia La Grow, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Fey-en-Heye, France, September 12, 1918. Private La Grow displayed an admirable quality of courage in always being the first to venture forth in an endeavor to wipe out obstacles in his company's advance. He captured without aid three enemy machine-guns on different occasions.
General Orders No. 81, W.D., 1819
Home Town: Gladstone, CO

LA JENNESSEE, JOSEPH P.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company D, 60th Infantry Regiment, 5th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 14, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Joseph P. La Jennessee, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Cunel, France, October 14, 1918. Sergeant La Jennessee retained the command of his platoon after he had received a severe gunshot wound in the leg, maintained the organization of his platoon under heavy fire, and directed it in the overcoming of several machine-gun positions. He consolidated his position on the line held by the company and remained on post 36 hours until ordered evacuated on account of his wound.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Mahnomen, MN

LA MORDER, HENRY C.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Headquarters Company, 166th Infantry Regiment, 42d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 16, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Henry C. La Morder, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Buzancy, France, October 16, 1918. While his platoon was taking shelter from the withering machine-gun fire, Sergeant LaMorder heard cries of a wounded comrade in a near-by shell hole. Braving the deadly machine-gun fire, he went to his assistance, bound up his wounds, and, when attempting to carry him to safety, was himself severely wounded. He started to crawl to the dressing station, but became exhausted after going a very short distance.
General Orders No. 23, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Akron, OH

LACOSSE, LAWRENCE J.
Private, U.S. Army
Company K, 107th Infantry Regiment, 27th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 29, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Lawrence J. Lacosse, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action east of Ronssoy, France, September 29, 1918. Private Lacosse, with three other soldiers, went out into an open field under heavy shell and machine-gun fire and succeeded in carrying back to our lines four seriously wounded men.
General Orders No. 20, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Malone, NY

LADUE, RALPH E.
Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army
Company A, 111th Machine-Gun Battalion, 4th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 19, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Ralph E. Ladue, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Chouy, France, July 19, 1918. When the advance of the infantry regiment to which he was attached was temporarily halted by direct machine-gun frontal fire and by strong enfilading fire from an enemy machine-gun nest in a stone tower on a flank, Lieutenant Ladue voluntarily made a reconnaissance in advance of the front line crawling from shell hole to shell hole under heavy enemy fire. He then gallantly led two squads of machine guns into a position of great danger about 100 yards in front of the firing line, and by his extraordinary coolness and tactical skill so directed the fire of his guns that the machine-gun nest was silenced, thereby permitting the advance of the entire firing line.
General Orders No. No. 1, W.D., 1934
Home Town: Brooklyn, NY

LAGASSEY, NAPOLEON
Private, U.S. Army
Company K, 23d Infantry Regiment, 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 3 - 9, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Napoleon Lagassey, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near St. Etienne-a-Arnes, France, October 3 - 9, 1918. While carrying a message Private Lagassey was wounded in both legs and in the face, but delivered his message to the proper place before he collapsed from loss of blood.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: North Oxford, MA

LAGEAISE, STANLEY, JR.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Headquarters Company, 28th Infantry Regiment, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: May 28, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Stanley Lageaise, Jr., Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action during three days of fighting at Cantigny, France, May 28 - 30, 1918. Corporal Lageaise worked bravely without thought of himself to maintain lines in working condition. He was almost constantly under heavy fire, but fearlessly went into it whenever necessary and thereby aided materially in the success of the regimentís enterprise.
General Orders No. 99, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Duluth, MN

LAIMINGER, ALFRED 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 Alfred S. Laiminger, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Bois-de-St. Remy, France, September 12, 1918. When his company was held up by heavy machine-gun fire, Private Laiminger circled through the woods and opened fire with his automatic rifle upon the enemy machine-gun emplacement, forcing the enemy crew to retire, leaving their gun in position
General Orders 87, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Sopris, CO

LAIRD, FRED L.
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Company H, 138th Infantry Regiment, 35th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 6, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Fred L. Laird, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Hilsenfirst, Alsace, July 6, 1918. While acting as rear guard for a raiding party Private Laird saw two of the enemy who had escaped the attention of the raiding party preparing to cut off the retreat of the party. In spite of the enemy machine-gun and artillery fire he remained behind to cover the retreat of the party and by his rifle fire killed two of the enemy who were preparing to cut off the retreat of the party. A few minutes later, with a grenade, he killed one of the enemy who had attacked two unarmed litter bearers. By his prompt deed he saved the lives of these two men.
General Orders No. No. 55, W.D., 1920
Home Town: Hamburg, IL

*LAIT, HENRY A.
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Company G, 103d Infantry Regiment, 26th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 12, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Henry A. Lait, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near St. Remy, France, September 12, 1918. Private Lait, with comrades, advanced into the open and fired an automatic rifle on an enemy machine-gun emplacement, thereby drawing the machine-gun fire to themselves and enabling the platoon, which had been exposed to an enfilading fire, to flank the gun and put it out of action. Private Lait was killed by a machine-gun bullet during the action.
General Orders No. 27, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Old Town, ME

LAKE, CLARENCE W.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company F, 127th Infantry Regiment, 32d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 5, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Clarence W. Lake, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Gesnes, France, October 5, 1918. With two other soldiers, Corporal Lake advanced ahead of their company and rushed an enemy machine-gun nest from the flank, capturing 14 members of the crew and two machine-guns and thereby enabling the advance to continue. Carrying the captured guns with them to the objective, they later used them successfully in repelling a hostile counterattack.
General Orders 66, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Topsfield, MA

LAKE, JAMES
Private, U.S. Army
Company B, 120th Infantry Regiment, 30th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 29, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to James Lake, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Bellicourt, France, September 29, 1918. With eight other soldiers, comprising the company headquarters detachment, Private Lake assisted his company commander in cleaning out enemy dugouts along a canal and captured 242 prisoners.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Kingston, KY

*LAMB, EARL
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company F, 132d Infantry Regiment, 33d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 9, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Earl Lamb, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Consenvoye, France, October 9, 1918. When the advance of his platoon was stopped by an enemy machine-gun, Corporal Lamb charged the gun from the flank, wounded one of the gunners, and captured the other two members of the gun crew, together with the gun. Remaining in an advanced position under fire throughout the day, he used the captured machine-gun in breaking up an enemy counterattack.
General Orders No. 46, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Chicago, IL

LAMB, JOHN R.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company C, 107th Field Signal Battalion, 32d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: August 28 - September 4, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to John R. Lamb, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Juvigny, north of Soissons, France, August 28 to September 4, 1918. When heavy shelling and machine-gun fire destroyed the telephone communication, Sergeant Lamb, without orders and upon his own initiative, went out and repeatedly patrolled the line, making repairs and reestablishing communication. Thereafter, he continued to patrol the line, constantly improving connections and placing the line in protected places. He worked indefatigably day and night during a period of seven days and refused to rest or seek a place of safety while he could find work to do. When he saw the body of his brother who had been killed in action he did not falter, but remained on duty as before.
General Orders No. 20, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Rockford, MI

LAMB, ROBERT J.
Major, U.S. Army
119th Infantry Regiment, 30th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 29, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Robert J. Lamb, Major, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Bellicourt, France, September 29, 1918. In command of a company, Major Lamb, with two other men, rushed a machine-gun post, which was holding up the advance, killing the German crew. Later, separated from part of his command owing to a dense smoke screen, he found himself with a few men in front of three German machine-gun nests. Leading the attack, he captured the enemy positions, with 25 prisoners.
General Orders 81, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Fayetteville, NC

*LAMBING, FLOYD C.
Private, U.S. Army
Company A, 320th Infantry Regiment, 80th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 10, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Floyd C. Lambing, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Nantillois, France, October 10, 1918. Private Lambing, when his company was suddenly pulled back, went forward through both friendly and enemy shell fire to an advanced post, and directed the occupants of the outpost to safety, although he was killed in the act.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Appolo, PA

LAMM, JOHNNIE
Private, U.S. Army
Company G, 120th Infantry Regiment, 30th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 29, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Johnnie Lamm, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Bellicourt, France, September 29, 1918. In the face of heavy machine-gun fire, Private Lamm, with two other soldiers, attacked and put out of action an enemy machine-gun post, capturing a German officer and three soldiers.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Lucama, NC

LAMPMAN, BRYAN
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company F, 1st Gas Regiment, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 26, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Bryan Lampman, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Moulinn de Guenoville, France, September 26, 1918. Corporal Lampman, with three other soldiers, advanced nearly 200 yards over an open hillside exposed to machine-gun fire and carried two wounded men to the protection of a near-by trench.
General Orders No. No. 35, W.D., 1920
Home Town: Quincy, MI

*LAMSON, DWIGHT F.
Private, U.S. Army
Company C, 353d Infantry Regiment, 89th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 12, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Dwight F. Lamson, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Limey, France, September 12, 1918. Seeing his lieutenant fall severely wounded, Private Lamson, with another stretcher bearer, rushed through severe machine-gun fire to his assistance. When they had placed the lieutenant on their stretcher and were endeavoring to go through the heavy fire to the dressing station, Private Lamson fell, mortally wounded.
General Orders 89, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Little River, KS

LANDES, WILLIAM S.
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
113th Infantry Regiment, 29th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 11 - 25, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to William S. Landes, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action north of Samagneux, France, October 11 - 25, 1918. Lieutenant Landes, acting as regimental munitions officer, was wounded early in the action but remained on duty for two weeks supervising the distribution of ammunition to the front line battalions. Through his untiring efforts and utter disregard of personal danger under heavy shell fire an adequate supply of ammunition to the battalions in the line was constantly maintained. After the attack on the Bois d'Etrayes, October 24, when liaison with the advance battalion had been broken by the intense bombardment, this officer volunteered to proceed to the position occupied by this battalion and returned with valuable information as to the location of the front line.
General Orders No. 15, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Lansdowne, PA

*LANDON, CHARLES L.
Private, U.S. Army
Company D, 166th Infantry Regiment, 42d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 15, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Charles L. Landon, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action northeast of Chalons-sur-Marne, France, July 15, 1918. Private Landon with Private John Fischer, volunteered to rescue another soldier who had been severely wounded during the heavy enemy bombardment. With a total disregard for their own personal safety they courageously went forward and while attempting to reach the wounded soldier. Private Landon was hit by a shell which resulted in his death a few minutes later.
General Orders No. No. 3, W.D., 1929
Home Town: Marion County, OH

LANDON, HAROLD M.
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
369th Infantry Regiment, 93d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 29, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Harold M. Landon, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Sechault, France, September 29, 1918. Lieutenant Landon, on duty as assistant liaison officer, personally carried an order to the assault battalion in order to insure its delivery, passing through heavy fire. The battalion commander being killed just as he arrived, Lieutenant Landon gave the order to the next senior and then waited to see its execution. When the assaulting line wavered under a terrific enemy barrage, this officer jumped ahead of the line and led the first wave 1,000 meters to the objective, assisting in consolidating the new position before he returned to regimental headquarters.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: New York, NY

LANDRY, GERARD P.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company B, Machine-Gun Battalion, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 19, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Gerard P. Landry, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Soissons, France, July 19, 1918. When his platoon commander was incapacitated by wounds, Sergeant Landry displayed instant initiative, effectively took command of his platoon, and directed its movements with marked ability and courage during the remaining three days of the advance.
General Orders No. 99, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Dutch Town, LA

LANDSTREET, ROBERT S.
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
115th Infantry Regiment, 29th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 8 - 16, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Robert S. Landstreet, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Bois-de-Consenvoye and Bois-de-la Grande Montague, France, October 8 - 16, 1918. On October 8 First Lieutenant Landstreet led his platoon through machine-gun and rifle fire in an advance which resulted in the capture of 300 prisoners and 12 machine-guns. On the morning of October 16 lie volunteered, with one sergeant, and straightened out the line of an adjacent unit. His movements were under constant machine-gun fire, and so close to the enemy that he, with his sergeant, captured two prisoners while accomplishing their mission.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Baltimore, MD

LANE, ELMER L.
Private, U.S. Army
Company F, 104th Infantry Regiment, 26th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: April 13, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Elmer L. Lane, Private, U.S. Army, for coolness and gallantry in action at Bois Brule, France, April 13, 1918. Standing on the parapet of a trench in order to see the advancing enemy through heavy fog, Private Lane continued, under heavy fire, to throw hand grenades at the enemy until severely wounded, thus preventing the enemy from penetrating the line in the vicinity of his post.
General Orders No. 99, W.D., 1918
Home Town: West Somerville, MA

LANE, LESLIE M.
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Company C, 102d Infantry Regiment, 26th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: April 4 - 5, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Leslie M. Lane, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Seicheprey, France, April 4 - 5, 1918. On the night of April 4 - 5, 1918, Private First Class Lane was carrying rations to the men in the front trenches. He encountered a large enemy platoon who demanded his surrender. He refused to surrender, drew his pistol, and killed the enemy platoon commander, causing the enemy raiding party to retire. During the encounter he was severely wounded by hand grenades. By his quickness of action he undoubtedly saved the lives of the men in our advanced listening post.
General Orders No. No. 192, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Poughquag, NY

LANERGAN, JOHN F.
Private, U.S. Army
Company B, 101st Infantry Regiment, 26th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 23 & 27, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to John F. Lanergan, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Verdun, France, October 23, 1918, and in the Belie Bois, France, October 27, 1918. While engaged as runner during the attack on Houppy Bois on October 23, Private Lanergan made repeated trips over an area swept by machine-gun and artillery fire. On October 27, after all his superior officers had become casualties, Private Lanergan assembled scattered combat groups and, after reorganizing them, led them in a successful counterattack against the enemy.
General Orders No. 46, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Dorchester, MA

LANGDON, RUSSELL C.
Colonel, U.S. Army
127th Infantry Regiment, 32d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: August 5, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Russell C. Langdon, Colonel, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Fismes, France, August 5, 1918. After a patrol had reported to him that a bridge crossing of the Vesle could not be located due to heavy enemy machine-gun and rifle fire, Colonel Langdon personally led a patrol through an area covered by enemy shall and machine-gun fire, to the Vesle River and selected a suitable spot for the building of a bridge and gave instructions for the selection of material for construction.
General Orders No. No. 46, W.D., 1920
Home Town: Brooklyn, NY

LANGE, CARL M.
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Company B, 2d Machine-Gun Battalion, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 5, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Carl M. Lange, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Fleville, France, October 5, 1918. Seeing that his first line was being held up by machine-gun fire from the woods, Private Lange, with another soldier, voluntarily made his way through a terrific enemy barrage and entered the woods, cleared out three machine-guns, killed several of the crew, and captured about 20 prisoners. Failing in his attempt to communicate the success of his mission to the attacking wave, he himself went back, and, finding his officers had all become casualties, assisted in organizing a small force and leading it to the objective.
General Orders No. 44, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Hartington, NE

LANGEMAK, FRITZHOF G.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company M, 28th Infantry Regiment, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 4, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Fritzhof G. Langemak, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Exermont, France, October 4, 1918. In the absence of any commissioned officer Corporal Langemak assumed command of the platoon of which he was a member when it was in serious danger because of lack of leadership. With utter disregard for personal safety, subjected to intense machine-gun fire, he coolly reorganized the men about him, most of whom were replacements who had never been in action. Although lost and without maps he led his men in vigorous attacks against the enemy forces and well placed machine-gun nests, eventually reaching his objectives where he reestablished liaison with his flanks and continued the advance. By his fearlessness and aggressiveness he prevented the enemy from gaining advantage of a gap which was starting to open in our attacking line, and by his initiative aided the advance of the troops on his flanks.
General Orders No. 9, W.D., 1923
Home Town: Sturgeon Bay, WI

LANGFORD, JULIUS A.
Private, U.S. Army
Company A, 120th Infantry Regiment, 30th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 17 - 19, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Julius A. Langford, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near St. Souplet, France, October 17 - 19, 1918. Being a company runner, Private Langford displayed marked bravery, repeatedly crossing heavily shelled areas and exposing himself to machine-gun fire to deliver important messages enabling his company to maintain adequate liaison.
General Orders 81, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Swepsonville, NC

LANGHAM, GEORGE W.
Private, U.S. Army
Company H, 128th Infantry Regiment, 32d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: August 29 - September 2, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to George W. Langham, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Juvigny, north of Soissons, France, August 29 - September 2, 1918. Though he had been severely gassed, Private Langham remained on duty with his company while it was in the front line. Later, when it was in support, he voluntarily aided in the work of carrying wounded across an area covered by artillery and machine-gun fire.
General Orders No. 20, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Roaring Springs, PA

LANGLEY, JOHN H.
Private, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 311th Infantry Regiment, 78th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 21, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to John H. Langley, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Chevieres, France, October 21, 1918. Private Langley remained on duty continuously for four hours, administering aid to wounded men under heavy shell fire. Finding that he could not properly work while wearing his gas mask, he removed it, though many gas shells were bursting in his vicinity. After being gassed he continued to work for an hour, until all the wounded were attended.
General Orders No. 27, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Newfield, NJ

LANGSTON, LUTHER J.
First Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company A, 148th Infantry Regiment, 37th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 27, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Luther J. Langston, First Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Ivoiry, France, September 27, 1918. When his platoon was halted by the fire of concealed enemy machine guns, Sergeant Langston dashed ahead of his organization and, alone, captured the enemy machine gun, forcing five of the enemy to surrender. This act of heroism enabled his organization to resume the advance.
General Orders No. No. 11, W.D., 1921
Home Town: Covington, OH

*LANIGHAN, MATTHEW S.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company I, 309th Infantry Regiment, 78th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 16, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Matthew S. Lanighan, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near St. Juvin, France, October 16, 1918. Although wounded, Sergeant Lanighan refused to be evacuated and led his men with marked personal courage, capturing several enemy machine-guns and prisoners. He was killed while organizing his platoon for a further
General Orders 87, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Lockport, NY

LAPEAN, FRED W.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 7th Infantry Regiment, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 30, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Fred W. Lapean, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action during the Meuse-Argonne offensive, north of Cierges, France, September 30, 1918. Under observation of the enemy and subjected to heavy machine-gun fire, Sergeant Lapean, on his own initiative, worked his way from shell hole to shell hole in order to give first aid to three wounded men who were lying in an open field next to the Cierges- Romagne Road.
General Orders No. No. 47, W.D., 1921
Home Town: Holyoke, MA

LARKIN, EDWARD T.
Chief Mechanic, U.S. Army
Battery C, 10th Field Artillery, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 14 - 15, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Edward T. Larkin, Chief Mechanic, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action during the Champagne-Marne defensive, France, July 14 - 15, 1918. When a member of a gun crew had been killed, Private Larkin took his place. While performing these duties, he himself was severely wounded in the abdomen but continued the performance of his duties, refusing to be evacuated until he was overcome from loss of blood.
General Orders No. No. 3, W.D., 1935
Home Town: Zurich, MT

LARKIN, MICHAEL
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company I, 28th Infantry Regiment, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 18, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Michael Larkin, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Soissons, France, July 19, 1918. When his platoon had been halted by heavy machine-gun fire from the front, Corporal Larkin, with three others, pushed forward through heavy fire and attacked the enemy machine-gun nest. Two enemy machine guns were captured and their crews forced to surrender. He then reorganized the enemy position and assisted in the repulse of a strong enemy counterattack. He served with distinction until a serious wound forced his evacuation.
General Orders No. 72, W.D., 1920
Home Town: Jersey City, NJ

LARSON, COLONEL
Corporal, U.S. Army
Headquarters Company, 128th Infantry Regiment, 32d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 1 - 3, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Colonel Larson, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Juvigny, France, September 1 - 3, 1918. Corporal Larson constantly patrolled the telephone lines in front of Juvigny, repairing the lines under heavy artillery and machine- gun fire. Near Ecurey, when the enemy artillery fire was so intense as to make telephonic communications impossible, Corporal Larson, on duty as a lineman, volunteered as a runner, and served as such under extremely heavy fire until completely exhausted.
General Orders 98, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Neillsville, WI

LARSON, JAMES A.
Corporal, 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 James A. Larson, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Malancourt, France, September 26, 1918. Corporal Larson, with another soldier from his platoon, outflanked a machine-gun 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: Blossburg, PA

LARSON, JULIUS D.
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Company F, 7th Engineers, 5th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 3, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Julius D. Larson, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Brieulles, France, November 3, 1918. With indomitable courage and bravery, Private Larson rendered most valuable assistance in the construction of a pontoon bridge across the Meuse River, and two other bridges across the Canal Est. At both places the work was done in the face of heavy machine-gun fire.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Chaseburg, WI

*LASHIWER, HYMAN
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Company M, 9th Infantry Regiment, 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 12, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Hyman Lashiwer, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Jaulny, France, September 12, 1918. Private Lashiwer, with three other soldiers, volunteered to carry wounded men of other companies from in front of our advanced positions and carried this work on under violent machine-gun fire while a counterattack was developing.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: New York, NY

*LASSEIGNE, FRANCIS M.
Captain, U.S. Army
Company D, 30th Infantry Regiment, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: June 17 - 18, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Francis M. Lasseigne, Captain, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Chartreves, France, June 17 - 18, 1918. Captain Lasseigne conducted a patrol across the Marne River which stream was closely guarded by the enemy, and succeeded in eluding the hostile outposts on the north bank. The patrol proceeded about 600 yards into enemy territory and entered the town of Chartreves, captured five Germans, returned to the boats, and succeeded in re-crossing the river. On the return trip the enemy discovered the patrol and subjected it to heavy fire, but Captain Lasseigne brought his men and prisoners safely back to the south bank of the river.
General Orders No. No. 16, W.D., 1929
Home Town: San Juan, PR

LATHAM, DAVIDSON U. N.
Wagoner, 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 Davidson U. N. Latham, Wagoner, 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, Wagoner Latham assisted in removing inflammable material and placing the fire under control. Through his coolness and courage, the destruction of a large quantity of near-by ammunition was avoided.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Gastonia, NC

*LAUBER, CLARENCE E.
Private, U.S. Army
Company I, 356th Infantry Regiment, 89th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 10 - 11, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Clarence E. Lauber, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Pouilly, France, November 10 - 11, 1918. Private Lauber accompanied Lieutenant Murphy and three other soldiers in a flank attack on three heavy machine-guns; fired on directly at 30 yards, they charged the guns, and in the hand-to-hand fight which followed this soldier and two of his comrades were killed.
General Orders No. 44, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Wauseon, OH

LAUGHLIN, JOSEPH H.
Private, U.S. Army
Company A, 28th Infantry Regiment, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: May 28 - 30, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Joseph H. Laughlin, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Cantigny, France, May 28 - 30, 1918. In command of the battalion runners, Private Laughlin volunteered to carry messages through the unusually heavy fire. During a very critical period of the fighting, he twice went through a machine-gun barrage to the front line to obtain information when no word from that source had been received for a long period.
General Orders 98, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Concord, NC

LAUNCELOT, MARC V.
Sergeant, 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 Marc V. Launcelot, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Medeah Ferme, France, October 3, 1918. During the absence of his platoon commander, Sergeant Launcelot took command of the platoon, led an attack and captured seven machine guns in strong position. He was later seriously wounded.
General Orders No. 21, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Bridgeport, CT

*LAUTENBACHER, IVAN L.
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
Company C, 316th Infantry Regiment, 79th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 2, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Ivan L. Lautenbacher, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Verdun, France, October 2, 1918. Although suffering from a severe illness Lieutenant Lautenbacher refused to be evacuated and remained with his organization. When his company commander was seriously wounded, he took command of the company and pressed the attack until he received wounds which result in his making the supreme sacrifice.
General Orders No. No. 14, W.D., 1928
Home Town: Schuylkill Haven, PA

*LAUTENSLAGER, EARL W.
Private, U.S. Army
Company B, 108th Infantry Regiment, 27th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 29, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Earl W. Lautenslager, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action east of Ronssoy, France, September 29, 1918. During the operations against the Hindenburg line, when his company was held up by an enemy machine-gun nest, he volunteered to cross an open field in front of his company in order to ascertain the exact location of the enemy's position. While engaged in this enterprise he was killed by a bursting shell. His heroic self-sacrifice was a splendid example to the men of his company.
General Orders No. 16, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Genesee, NY

*LAVIOLETTE, HENRY J.
Private, U.S. Army
Company K, 104th Infantry Regiment, 26th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 20 - 23, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Henry J. Laviolette, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Chateau-Thierry, France, July 20 - 23, 1918. Private Laviolette, acting as a runner, carried messages through heavy artillery fire with absolute fearlessness until killed.
General Orders No. No. 116, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Marlboro, MA

*LAVOIE, LEO J.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company D, 16th Infantry Regiment, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 9, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Leo J. Lavoie, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action in the Argonne Forest, France, October 9, 1918. Corporal Lavoie led his squad against an enemy machine gun which was causing severe losses on his company. His journey was made through a very difficult terrain and under deadly fire, but his mission was accomplished without the loss of a man. Later in the day he was killed while leading his squad.
General Orders No. 44, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Lunenburg, MA

LAWHORNE, DEWIE H.
Private, U.S. Army
Company G, 120th Infantry Regiment, 30th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 29, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Dewie H. Lawhorne, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Bellicourt, France, September 29, 1918. In the face of heavy machine-gun fire, Private Lawhorne, with two other soldiers, attacked and put out of action an enemy machine-gun post, capturing a German officer and three soldiers.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Draper, NC

LAWLESS, EDWARD R.
Sergeant Major, U.S. Army
Headquarters Company, 39th Infantry Regiment, 4th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 18, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Edward R. Lawless, Sergeant Major, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Troesnes, France, July 18, 1918. When it had become necessary to send an urgent message to the battalion base company, Sergeant Major Lawless, though under fire for the first time voluntarily took the message across an open field, a distance of 500 yards. It seemed almost impossible to get through the murderous fire, but, knowing the importance of the message, Sergeant Major Lawless ventured through, rather than take the longer yet safer route. He completed his mission, returning over the same course.
General Orders No. 44, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Boston, MA

LAWLESS, JAMES B.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Machine-Gun Company, 310th Infantry Regiment, 78th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 22, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to James B. Lawless, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Thiaucourt, France, September 22, 1918. During a raid Sergeant Lawless bayoneted the men at two enemy machine guns, which were firing upon our raiding party and put several others out of action with and grenades.
General Orders No. 35, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Newport, RI

LAWLOR, JOSEPH WILLIAM
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
118th Infantry Regiment, 30th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 17, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Joseph William Lawlor, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at St. Martin-Riviere, France, October 17, 1918. Being the only officer left with the company, Lieutenant Lawlor was ordered to clear a village of the enemy. Most of his command became separated from him in a dense fog, but with his one remaining squad he proceeded to accomplish his mission. Lieutenant Lawler and one soldier came upon a hundred Germans operating machine guns from behind a hedge and succeeded in capturing 50 of the enemy. This officer then pursued the others, exchanging shots with a German officer as he ran.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Montclair, NJ

LAWRANCE, JACKSON S.
Major (Medical Corps), U.S. Army
368th Infantry (Attached), 92d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 30, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Jackson S. Lawrance, Major (Medical Corps), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Binarville, France, September 30, 1918. Major Lawrance, with two soldiers, voluntarily left shelter and crossed an open space 50 yards wide, swept by shell and machine-gun fire, to rescue a wounded soldier, whom they carried to a place of safety.
General Orders No. 20, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Philadelphia, PA

LAWRENCE, HENRY S.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company B, 108th Machine-Gun Battalion, 28th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 5, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Henry S. Lawrence, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Baslieux, France, September 5, 1918. When the advance of the platoon commanded by him was held up by machine-gun fire from the front and flanks, Sergeant Lawrence took a rifle and bayonet and, accompanied by another soldier, crawled under the enemy wire in the face of severe fire, drove off the crews of several enemy machine guns and returned with two prisoners, thereby enabling his platoon to rush on. Subsequently under heavy machine-gun and sniper fire, he went along the line of his gun emplacements cheering and encouraging his men, his fearlessness affording an inspiration to them throughout the engagement.
General Orders No. No. 128, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Peckville, PA

LAWRENCE, HULL F.
Private, U.S. Army
Company K, 312th Infantry Regiment, 78th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 23, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Hull F. Lawrence, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Grand Pre, France, October 23, 1918. While his company was seeking shelter from a continuous rain of machine-gun bullets, Private Lawrence voluntarily carried messages from his company commander, who was lying wounded under enemy observation, to battalion headquarters. He worked under heavy bombardment at all times, but showed remarkable courage and devotion to duty while thus engaged.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Newark, NJ

LAWRENCE, VIVIAN S., JR.
Corporal, U.S. Army
319th Ambulance Company, 305th Sanitary Train, 80th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 29, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Vivian S. Lawrence, Jr., Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Gercourt, France, September 29, 1918. While Corporal Lawrence was passing along the roads leading to Septsarges, near Gercourt, in an ambulance, a large shell fell among a group of infantry soldiers nearby, severely wounding five of them. He stopped the ambulance and rendered efficient first aid, although under concentrated shell fire. He then loaded the patients in the ambulance and removed them from the shelled area.
General Orders No. 13, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Churchland, VA

*LAWSON, BRADLEY
Private First Class, 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 Bradley Lawson, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Bellicourt, France, September 29, 1918. Having been wounded by a bursting shell immediately after the opening of the attack, Private Lawson refused to go to the rear, but remained with his corporal, who had been severely wounded by the same shell. For two hours, under an intense enemy barrage, he continued to minister to his wounded comrade, until another shell burst nearby, by which he was fatally wounded.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Kildav, KY

LAWSON, FRED M.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company L, 7th Infantry Regiment, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 14 - 17, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Fred M. Lawson, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Fossoy, France, July 14 - 17, 1918. When it was reported that the enemy had crossed the Marne River, Corporal Lawson twice led a patrol across his platoon front through heavy shell fire and at the risk of his life. On July 15, 16, & 17 he worked day and night unceasingly until forced to stop from complete exhaustion, displaying at all times the highest coolness and judgment, and rendering services of the greatest value.
General Orders 87, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Rosehill, KY

LAWTON, CHARLES B.
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
28th Infantry Regiment, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 4, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Charles B. Lawton, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Exermont, France, October 4, 1918. Company M, 28th Infantry, under command of Lieutenant Lawton, while in advance against the enemy's position was topped by a heavy concentration of machine-gun fire. Lieutenant Lawton, the only officer present, took four men and fearlessly went forward of his company's front line, passing through the enemy fire, and entered a wood which formed the enemy's front line. Discovering a series of five hostile machine-gun positions he promptly led a rush upon them, overcoming and subduing the three center positions. Dividing his party, he, with one man, rushed the fifth position, capturing it together with several prisoners, while the remaining members of his party rushed the other positions successfully. While returning to his own lines with the prisoners, Lieutenant Lawton was severely wounded. This extraordinary gallantry enabled the company to continue its advance.
General Orders No. No. 2, W.D., 1931
Home Town: Ann Arbor, MI

LAY, ARTHUR
Mechanic, U.S. Army
Company D, 9th Infantry Regiment, 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 3 - 4, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Arthur Lay, Mechanic, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near the Meuse River,. France, November 3 - 4, 1918. While passing through the German lines at night carrying messages Mechanic Lay captured eight of the enemy, including two officers, and marched them back four kilometers. Next day he carried messages through artillery and machine-gun fire, and fearlessly exposed himself to danger in guiding companies into position. While returning from a mission he carried a severely wounded comrade through a machine-gun barrage to the dressing station.
General Orders No. 46, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Albany, NY

LAYER, JOHN L.
Private, U.S. Army
Battery B, 10th Field Artillery, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 14, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to John L. Layer, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near St. Eugene, France, July 14, 1918. Private Layer continued on duty, repairing breaks in telephone line, even after being severely wounded and almost unconscious.
General Orders No. 44, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Pittsburgh, PA

LE CLAIR, ARTHUR H.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company D, 16th Infantry Regiment, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 12, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Arthur H. Le Clair, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action in the Argonne Forest, France, October 12th, 1918. When ordered on an exploiting party one and one-half kilometers in advance of our lines, Corporal Le Clair first reconnoitered the route and then led his men forward under heavy fire from the enemy artillery and machine guns. He held the position he established under heavy fire, until relieved 14 hours later.
General Orders 87, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Gardner, MA

LE MASTERS, CHARLES A.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company C, 314th Field Signal Battalion, 89th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 4 - 11, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Charles A. Le Masters, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Beauclair, France, November 4 - 11, 1918. From November 4 to 11, while continually under heavy shell fire, Corporal Le Masters laid and maintained lines of communication within his area with utter disregard for his personal safety.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Litchfield, NE

LE MAY, JOSEPH J.
Private, U.S. Army
Company K, 364th Infantry Regiment, 91st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 28, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Joseph J. Le May, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Eclisfontaine, France, September 28, 1918. Responding to a call for volunteers, Private Le May, with five others, advanced 400 yards beyond their front to bring in wounded comrades. They succeeded in rescuing seven of their men and also bringing in the dead body of a lieutenant, while exposed to terrific machine-gun fire.
General Orders No. 44, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Seattle, WA

LEACH, GEORGE E.
Colonel, U.S. Army
151st Field Artillery, 42d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: March 5, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to George E. Leach, Colonel, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Pexonne, France, March 5, 1918. Colonel Leach entered the quarry of Battery C, 151st Field Artillery, then subjected to a particularly accurate artillery bombardment, for the purpose of directing and encouraging the officers and men of that battery when he might with propriety have sent his directions by messenger.
General Orders No. 126, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Minneapolis, MN

LEACH, JOHN A.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company H, 38th Infantry Regiment, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 22, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to John A. Leach, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near La Franquette Farm, France, July 22, 1918. While his unit was in close contact with the enemy, a spy circulated a report that the company had been ordered to withdraw. Those who thus retired were shot down by the enemy. During the disorder that followed, Sergeant Leach fearlessly reorganized the platoon under close-range enemy fire. Due to his heroic example, the men of his platoon held their ground and repulsed the strong enemy attack which followed.
General Orders No. No. 22, W.D., 1920
Home Town: Westminster, VT

LEACH, JOHN W.
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
117th Infantry Regiment, 30th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 29, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to John W. Leach, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Bellicourt, France, September 29, 1918. About 6.30 in the morning of September 29 Lieutenant Leach received a serious wound which rendered his right arm useless. Notwithstanding his suffering and weakness from loss of blood he continued to lead his platoon toward its objective until after 1 o'clock on that day, when he became so exhausted and weak that he was ordered to the aid station by his commanding officer and from there was evacuated to the hospital
General Orders No. 46, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Knoxville, TN

LEARY, EDMUND M.
Colonel, U.S. Army
358th Infantry Regiment, 90th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 10, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Edmund M. Leary, Colonel, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Stenay, France, November 10, 1918. Under heavy machine-gun and artillery fire Colonel Leary personally led two sections of machine guns and two platoons of infantry to the assistance of one of his battalions in order to protect its flank.
General Orders No. 46, W.D., 1919
Home Town: North Whitefield, ME

LEAVELL, JOHN H.
Captain, U.S. Army
Company F, 316th Engineers, 91st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 1, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to John H. Leavell, Captain, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Audenarde, Belgium, November 1, 1918. Captain Leavell led a patrol of four men on a reconnaissance of the city of Audenarde at a time when it was still occupied by enemy patrols and snipers, obtaining important data on destroyed bridges and locating materials necessary in repairing them. While on this errand Captain Leavell and his men encountered a German patrol three times their number and in the combat which followed several of the enemy were killed or wounded and a spy was captured.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Salt lake City, UT

*LECHNER, CARL J.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company B, 168th Infantry Regiment, 42d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: May 29, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Carl J. Lechner, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Badonviller, France, May 29, 1918. during a raid on our trenches by a superior enemy force, Corporal Lechner engaged in a hand-to-hand bayonet fight with one of the enemy who had penetrated our line and killed him. Although fatally wounded in this encounter, he propped himself up on the parapet and continued to fire his rifle at the enemy until they were repulsed. He later died as a result of wounds sustained in this action.
General Orders No. No. 3, W.D., 1935
Home Town: Cedar Falls, IA

*LEDWELL, HARVEY M.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company A, 4th Infantry Regiment, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 26, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Harvey M. Ledwell, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Charmel, France, July 26, 1918. Although very seriously wounded, Sergeant Ledwell refused aid of his men, who stopped to assist him, ordering them forward and directing their attack until they had passed beyond hearing distance.
General Orders No. 126, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Greensboro, NC

LEE, ALFRED P.
Private, 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 Alfred P. Lee, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Apremont, France, April 10, 1918. During the action of April 10, 1918, Private Lee displayed courage, coolness, and the 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: Northampton, MA

LEE, ARTHUR TRUMBULL
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
364th Infantry Regiment, 91st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 28 & October 31, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Arthur Trumbull Lee, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Tronsol Farm, France, September 28, and at Leauwken, Belgium, October 31, 1918. On the afternoon of September 28 Lieutenant Lee advanced with his platoon to Tronsol Farm under heavy artillery and machine-gun fire and captured seven machine guns and much ammunition. Forced to retire he returned with his capture and platoon in good order. On October 31, while attempting to locate machine-gun nests which were holding up his advance, he was so severely wounded that, in spite of his desire to continue, he was unable to do so.
General Orders No. 46, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Walla Walla, WA

LEE, CARL
Private, U.S. Army
Company D, 117th Infantry Regiment, 30th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 17, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Carl Lee, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Molain, France, October 17, 1918. Having become separated from their company in a smoke barrage, Private Lee and Corporal Henry W. Cardwell found themselves face to face with a party of the enemy. Private Lee brought his automatic rifle to his shoulder and attempted to fire, but the gun was jammed and would not shoot. Seeing themselves covered by the gun and not knowing its condition, the Germans threw up their hands, and while Private Lee kept the rifle at his shoulder Corporal Cardwell rounded up the Germans and disarmed them. Their ruse resulted in the capture of 12 of the enemy, comprising three machine-gun crews.
General Orders No. 44, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Osage, IA

LEE, CHRIS
Private First Class, 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 Chris Lee, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Cantigny, France, May 27, 1918. During an enemy raid Private Lee exposed himself to heavy artillery, machine-gun, and rifle fire to go to the company dump for ammunition. Although wounded twice when en route to the dump and three times more while returning, he persisted and delivered to his squad the needed ammunition and then acted as loader for an automatic rifle team until the attack was repulsed.
General Orders No. No. 19, W.D., 1920
Home Town: , Canada

LEE, CHRISTOPHER F.
Major, U.S. Army
102d Infantry Regiment, 26th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 25, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Christopher F. Lee, Major, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Verdun, France, October 25, 1918. When his battalion had met with heavy artillery, machine-gun, and rifle resistance, and his troops were on the verge of becoming disorganized, Major Lee took the leadership of the front line platoon and charged the enemy. In this act he was so seriously wounded that he had to be evacuated.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Boston, MA

LEE, EDWARD BROOKE
Captain, U.S. Army
115th Infantry Regiment, 29th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: August 31, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Edward Brooke Lee, Captain, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Balschwiller, Alsace, August 31, 1918. While in command of a raiding party against the enemy trenches near Balschwiller on the morning of August 31, 1918, Captain Lee led the advance through the enemy wire, being the last to quit the enemy trenches, personally assisting in carrying the wounded back through the enemy counter-barrage, and remaining all day of August 31 in a shell hole in no man's land in order to assist all wounded to return to our line.
General Orders No. No. 3, W.D., 1922
Home Town: Silver Spring, MD

LEE, EVERETT D.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company L, 105th Infantry Regiment, 27th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 27, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Everett D. Lee, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Ronssoy, France, September 27, 1918. When the advance of his company was checked by concentrated machine-gun and rifle fire Sergeant Lee advanced alone, sought out enemy machine-gun nests, and by the use of hand grenades and with complete disregard for his own safety, killed and wounded members of enemy machine-gun crews, causing them to abandon the guns, and thus permitting the Infantry to again advance. Sergeant Lee's courage and devotion to duty raised the morale of his company to a high pitch.
General Orders No. No. 13, W.D., 1923
Home Town: Saratoga Springs, NY

LEE, JAMES A.
Private, U.S. Army
Company D, 107th Infantry Regiment, 27th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 18, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to James A. Lee, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at St. Souplet, France, October 18, 1918. The advance of his organization having been temporarily halted by machine-gun fire from a fortified house, Private Lee went forward as a scout to locate the entrance to the house. After discovering the entrance, he led a detachment in an assault, and at the point of the bayonet compelled about 35 of the enemy to surrender. A few minutes later, while advancing alone toward an outhouse, he effected the capture of more of the enemy.
General Orders No. No. 39, W.D., 1920
Home Town: Norwood, NY

*LEE, JOHN C.
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
131st Infantry Regiment, 33d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: August 9, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to John C. Lee, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Chipilly Ridge, France, August 9, 1918 When his platoon was held up by fire from a machine-gun nest, First Lieutenant Lee advanced alone against the enemy position, and, although mortally wounded, attacked and killed the crew, falling dead among the bodies of the Germans.
General Orders 74, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Chicago, IL

LEE, ORUM
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company H, 146th Infantry Regiment, 37th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 27, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Orum Lee, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Montfaucon, France, September 27, 1918. Sergeant Lee, with an officer and noncommissioned officer, advanced 200 yards beyond the objective of the patrol in the face of heavy machine-gun fire and captured three 77-millimeter fieldpieces and two light machine guns.
General Orders No. No. 16, W.D., 1920
Home Town: Orrville, OH

LEE, ROBERT S.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company C, 102d Field Signal Battalion, 27th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 29, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Robert S. Lee, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action east of Ronssoy, France, September 29, 1918. Sergeant Lee was a member of an advanced regimental signal party which went over the top with the third wave in the attack against the Hindenburg line. The officer in charge and three privates were wounded, and two sergeants, two corporals, and two runners were killed. Sergeant Lee, in the face of terrific shell and machine-gun fire, fearlessly and courageously strung telephone lines and patrolled same in such a manner as to insure telephone communications with the battalion to which he was attached. His bravery and extreme devotion to duty was a splendid inspiration to all his comrades.
General Orders 74, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Albany, NY

LEE, THEODORE F.
Private, U.S. Army
Company H, 362d Infantry Regiment, 91st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 29, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Theodore F. Lee, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Gesnes, France, September 29, 1918. When the advance of his battalion was held up by a machine-gun nest on a high ridge south of Gesnes, Private Lee and another soldier charged the emplacement, killing part of the crew and routing the others, capturing three heavy machine guns and one light Maxim gun, which they turned on the retreating Germans.
General Orders No. 26, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Ibapah, UT

*LEE, VICTOR C.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company H, 355th Infantry Regiment, 89th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 9 - 10, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Victor C. Lee, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action in crossing the Meuse River, France, November 9 - 10, 1918. Sergeant Lee volunteered as a member of a patrol which was to cross the Meuse River by swimming at a point known to be heavily occupied by enemy detachments, on the night of November 9 - 10, to gain information of the enemy and to capture prisoners. When the members of the patrol reached the middle of the river, they were discovered by the enemy who immediately opened a severe fire upon them using artillery, machine guns, and hand grenades. The heavy fire compelled all but six men to return. With utter disregard for his own personal safety Sergeant Lee, one of the remaining members, continued on the mission, succeeded in crossing the river, and immediately thereafter made the supreme sacrifice.
General Orders No. 6, W.D., 1930
Home Town: Fremont, NE

LEE, WILLIAM F.
Major, U.S. Army
28th Infantry Regiment, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 7, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to William F. Lee, Major, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Cheveuges, France, November 7, 1918. While his battalion was engaged with the enemy on the heights near Sedan Major Lee left his advance command post, went forward in the face of heavy enemy machine-gun and artillery fire, where he personally supervised the successful reduction of enemy machine-gun positions and strong points. Later in the engagement, when his battalion was under a heavy frontal and flanking fire of machine guns, rifles, and direct artillery fire from high ground, he again left his advance command post, and with the utmost disregard for his personal safety advanced into the assault waves, traversed them, encouraging his men, and assisted the company officers in bringing such effective fire upon the enemy as to enable the battalion to advance upon their objective in the minimum time and with the least possible loss of life. His gallant and courageous conduct was an inspiration to his command in in a large measure responsible for the success of the 28th Infantry in the operations against Sedan.
General Orders No. No. 49, W.D., 1922
Home Town: Amherst, MA

LEEB, JOSEPH S.
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Company D, 361st Infantry Regiment, 91st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 3, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Joseph S. Leeb, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Gesnes, France, October 3, 1918. Private First Class Leeb voluntarily and unhesitatingly left shelter under heavy shell fire and without thought of personal danger, rendered first aid, and carried a wounded comrade to a place of safety.
General Orders No. 20, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Chicago, IL

*LEEKER, GARRETT
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Company F, 38th Infantry Regiment, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 9, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Garrett Leeker, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Romagne, France, October 9, 1918. In the attack on Hill 253 Private Leeker took command of his platoon after the platoon leader and the sergeant had become casualties. He reorganized the platoon under fire and fearlessly led it to its objective. He fell mortally wounded while leading his men in the attack.
General Orders No. No. 27, W.D., 1920
Home Town: Jersey City, NJ

*LEEPER, DAN C.
Captain, U.S. Army
359th Infantry Regiment, 90th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 2, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Dan C. Leeper, Captain, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Villers-devant-Dun, France, November 2, 1918. In the face of intense machine-gun fire Captain Leeper led his company forward to its objective, capturing a machine-gun nest and making possible the capture of a strong enemy position on a hill. This officer was severely wounded during these operations, but his courage was an inspiration to his men in consolidating their position.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Denison, TX

LEGGE, BARNWELL R.
Major, U.S. Army
26th Infantry Regiment, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 5, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Barnwell R. Legge, Major, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Verdun, France, October 5, 1918. Personally leading an attack against a strong enemy position, Major Legge inspired his men by his courage, cutting his way through entanglements and directing the attacks against three different strong points.
General Orders 87, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Charleston, SC

LEGGE, EUGENE A.
Private, U.S. Army
Headquarters Company, 30th Infantry Regiment, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 16, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Eugene A. Legge, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action during the second battle of the Marne, France, July 16, 1918. After several runners had failed in the attempt, Private Legge volunteered to carry important messages through a zone swept by severe enemy shell fire. He accomplished his mission and returned to his station at the front.
General Orders No. No. 1, W.D., 1934
Home Town: Waterbury, CT

LEGNOSKY, JOHN
First Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company L, 58th Infantry Regiment, 4th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 4, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to John Legnosky, First Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action in the Bois-de-Malaumont, east of Breuilles, France, October 4, 1918. Although painfully wounded in the foot on October 4, First Sergeant Legnosky remained on duty with his company. After his company commander had been killed he assumed command of the company and efficiently led it in action until the unit was released on October 7, 1918. He repeatedly exposed himself to heavy fire in order to better control his men.
General Orders No. No. 16, W.D., 1920
Home Town: Hadley, PA

*LEHY, HOWARD C.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company B, 311th Infantry Regiment, 78th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 26, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Howard C. Lehy, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Bois-de-Grand Fontaine, France, September 26, 1918. After his patrol had disposed of two sniper posts with rifle grenades, Sergeant Lehy held his group in position and covered the withdrawal of his platoon from heavy enfilading machine-gun fire of the enemy.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Oakhurst, NJ

*LEIBOULT, EDWARD N.
First Lieutenant, 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 Edward N. Leiboult, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near St. Juvin, France, October 11, 1918. Under terrific fire, he led his platoon across the Aire River, formed them on ground devoid of cover; and, though he had suffered 50 per cent casualties, led the survivors in a charge against the enemy, falling mortally wounded at the head of his men.
General Orders 87, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Fulton, NY

LEITER, WILSON H.
Private, U.S. Army
Company M, 111th Infantry Regiment, 28th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: August 11, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Wilson H. Leiter, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Fismette, France, August 11, 1918. While his company was withdrawing to a place of safety Private Leiter stopped in a most exposed position, and, picking up a badly wounded man, he continued in the withdrawal until the point of assembly was reached, at which time he brought him to a dressing station.
General Orders No. 50, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Harrisburg, PA

LEITZELL, WILBUR F.
Captain, U.S. Army
107th Machine-Gun Battalion, 28th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 1, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Wilbur F. Leitzell, Captain, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Apremont, France, October 1, 1918. Captain Leitzell exposed himself to heavy fire in order to place his machine guns in action against an enemy counterattack. Due to his initiative and gallantry the enemy attack was repulsed without the aid of supporting Infantry. Later, the commander of arriving Infantry support being wounded, Captain Leitzell took command of the Infantry and led them to their positions. While in the performance of this act he was seriously wounded.
General Orders No. 72, W.D., 1920
Home Town: State College, PA

LEMASTER, FRANK
Private, U.S. Army
Company C, 1st Engineers, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 9, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Frank Lemaster, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Bois-de-Moncy, France, October 9, 1918. Remaining alone on an outpost 100 yards in advance of his detachment, Private Lemaster, by the efficient and effective use of his rifle, stopped a German counterattack, personally killing 12 of the enemy during the exploit.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Morgan County, KY

LEMIEUX, WILLIAM
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company A, 9th Machine-Gun Battalion, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 15, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to William Lemieux, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Mezy, France, July 15, 1918. Though the two infantry platoons to which he was attached had been reduced to but fifteen men, Sergeant Lemieux stuck to his position with his two guns; and, in order to obtain a better field of fire, placed them on top of a railroad embankment in plain view of the enemy, under intense machine-gun and shell fire. From here he maintained a deadly fire upon enemy boats crossing the Marne River sinking several, killing the occupants of others, and forcing several to turn back. He also wiped our several enemy platoons which were preparing to cross the River. His guns were twice buried by bursting shells, but each time he calmly cleared the guns and immediately resumed firing. His gallant stand contributed materially to the successful defense of the sector.
General Orders 98, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Taunton, MA

*LEMMA, SAMUEL
Private, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 7th Infantry Regiment, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: June 18, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Samuel Lemma, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action in the Belleau Wood, France, June 18, 1918. After being severely wounded in the leg, Private Lemma exposed himself to heavy machine-gun fire in order to give medical attention to other wounded. His activities after being wounded caused a serious hemorrhage, which resulted in his death from loss of blood.
General Orders No. No. 22, W.D., 1920
Home Town: Canandaigua, NY

LEMMON, CHARLIE E.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company M, 16th Infantry Regiment, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 9, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Charlie E. Lemmon, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Fleville, France, October 9, 1918. Sergeant Lemmon alone charged an enemy machine- gun, capturing the gun and two German soldiers. He was seriously wounded while in the successful execution of this mission. His timely capture of the gun made it possible for his company to advance and organize their objective with few casualties.
General Orders 74, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Augusta, GA

LEMMON, FRED L.
Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Army
140th Infantry Regiment, 35th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 27 - 28, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Fred L. Lemmon, Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Charpentry, France, September 27 - 28, 1918. Wounded severely in the chest, Lieutenant Colonel Lemmon remained in command of his battalion for 24 hours, until no longer able to walk. He showed a great personal courage and skill in leading his battalion against heavy shell and machine-gun fire, refusing to be evacuated until helpless from loss of blood.
General Orders No. 59, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Hutchinson, KS

LEMON, DWIGHT E.
Private, U.S. Army
Company B, 310th Machine-Gun Battalion, 79th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 8, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Dwight E. Lemon, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Verdun, France, November 8, 1918. When his comrades, many of whom were wounded, were suffering from want of water, Private Lemon took their canteens and went 200 meters to the rear under heavy artillery and machine-gun fire, where he filled the canteens at a spring and returned through the intense fire under direct observation of machine-gunners and snipers.
General Orders No. 44, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Indianapolis, IN

LENAHAN, EDWARD J.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company B, 8th Machine-Gun Battalion, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 7, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Edward J. Lenahan, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Montfaucon, France, October 7, 1918. Corporal Lenahan, a runner, repeatedly carried messages through heavy barrages. On one occasion, when an enemy shell struck a dugout occupied by himself and several comrades, burying two of them, though he was suffering from the concussion, he immediately set to work digging out the imprisoned men, disregarding the intense shell and machine-gun fire to which he was subjected.
General Orders 95, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Savannah, GA

*LENAHAN, JOHN C.
Private, U.S. Army
Company M, 308th Infantry Regiment, 77th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 14, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to John C. Lenahan, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Grand Pre, France, October 14, 1918. When his company was ordered to take a position along the river bank under heavy machine-gun and artillery fire, Private Lenahan, acting first sergeant, made his way from flank to flank, supervising the disposition of the troops. Despite serious wounds received, he completed his mission and reported to his company commander, dying shortly after from the effect of his wounds.
General Orders No. 32, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Brooklyn, NY

LENNOX, HERBERT K.
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 Herbert K. Lennox, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Cantigny, France, May 27, 1918. Engaged as gunner of an automatic rifle team, Private Lennox was so severely wounded that he was unable to withdraw from the advancing enemy. Concealing himself until the assaulting wave had passed over him, he opened fire on the enemy from the rear, completely discouraging their attack and forcing them to retire.
General Orders No. 44, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Pottsville, PA

LEONARD, HARRY D.
Private, U.S. Army
Company B, 16th Infantry Regiment, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 19 - 22, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Harry D. Leonard, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action in operations south of Soissons, France, July 19 to 22, 1918. Severely wounded on July 19, 1918, Private Leonard continued to go forward with his company until the operations were over. On July 20, in spite of his wounds, he carried a message through a heavy barrage.
General Orders No. No. 117, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Kings Mills, OH

LEONARD, HARRY W.
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Headquarters Company, 166th Infantry Regiment, 42d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 15 - 18, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Harry W. Leonard, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Chateau-Thierry, France, July 15 - 18 and July 28, 1918. During the terrific struggle of July 15 - 18, Private Leonard continually volunteered and carried messages through territory swept by high explosives, shrapnel, and gas. On July 28 he left his shelter to assist his company commander, who had been seriously wounded, carrying him through a rain of shells to a place of safety.
General Orders No. 26, W.D., 1919
Home Town: London, OH

LEONARD, JOHN W.
Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Army
6th Infantry Regiment, 5th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 14, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to John W. Leonard, Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Romagne, France, October 14, 1918. Lieutenant Colonel (then major) Leonard personally led the assaulting wave in an attack under severe shell and machine-gun fire from the front arid flanks. Upon reaching the objective he directed the organization of the position, and by his example of fearlessness rallied his men and kept his line intact.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Toledo, OH

LEONARD, MELVIN H.
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
9th Infantry Regiment, 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 18, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Melvin H. Leonard, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Soissons, France, July 18, 1918. Although impeded by a very painful wound, Lieutenant Leonard continued to lead his company, through a first and second attack on the enemy, though barely able to walk. Upon gaining his objective he supervised the consolidation of the position, under severe shell fire, and remained until his company was relieved.
General Orders No. 46, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Boston, MA

LEPLEY, JAMES B.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company M, 168th Infantry Regiment, 42d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 14 - 15, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to James B. Lepley, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Souain, to the northeast of Chalons-sur-Marne, France, on the night of July 14 - 15, 1918. Sergeant Lepley left his trench and returned to the woods, through a smothering fire of gas, high explosive, and shrapnel, to search for two men from his platoon who were missing. He found them lost in the woods and guided them back to the platoon. On July 28, 1918, near Sergy, France, he led his platoon forward in the face of a heavy machine- gun fire and captured six machine-guns and 13 prisoners from the Prussian Guards.
General Orders No. 99, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Red Oak, IA

LESESNE, FRANCIS K.
Captain, U.S. Army
371st Infantry Regiment, 93d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 29, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Francis K. Lesesne, Captain, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Ardeuil, France, September 29, 1918. Painfully wounded in the arm by shell fire, Captain Lesesne nevertheless remained with his company until his organization two days later had gone into a reserve position and he was ordered to evacuate.
General Orders No. 46, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Charleston, SC

LESH, WILLIAM THEODORE
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Battery A, 321st Field Artillery, 82d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 14, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to William Theodore Lesh, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Sommerance, France, October 14, 1918. Wounded by shell fire, Sergeant Lesh refused to be evacuated, but after receiving first aid, continued to command his section, which was under heavy fire, encouraging his men by his own bravery.
General Orders 87, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Scranton, PA

LETZING, JOHN LAWRENCE
Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army
148th Infantry Regiment, 37th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 29, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to John Lawrence Letzing, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action north of Montfaucon, France, September 29, 1918. During the attack Lieutenant Letzing exposed himself to heavy artillery, rifle, and machine-gun fire to lead tanks against enemy machine-gun positions. After the tanks had been withdrawn he walked up and down the firing line of his platoon and encouraged his men to greater efforts.
General Orders No. No. 3, W.D., 1921
Home Town: Roxbury, MA

LEVAN, SIMPSON
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company A, 2d Engineers, 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 1 - 3, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Simpson Levan, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Moneaux and Vaux, France, July 1 - 3, 1918. Although wounded in the head and left leg by a high- explosive shell, which fact he concealed from his officers, Corporal Levan continued forward with his company. While thus wounded he led his platoon under heavy fire from Monneaux to Vaux during three days of hard and constant fighting, effectively discharging his duties until exhausted.
General Orders No. No. 132, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Linn, KS

LEVAS, JAMES
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company B, 3d Machine-Gun Battalion, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 19, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to James Levas, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action between Berzy- le-Sec and Soissons, France, on July 19, 1918. Sergeant Levas took charge of his platoon after his commander was killed. Soon afterward he himself was wounded, but he dressed his own wound and continued forward. In a later advance directed by him he was severely wounded, but placed his gun in position, looked after the security of his men, and reported those facts personally to his commanding officer before permitting himself to be taken to a dressing station.
General Orders No. 99, W.D., 1918
Home Town: New York, NY

LEVENSON, ABE
Private, U.S. Army
Company G, 167th Infantry Regiment, 42d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 27, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Abe Levenson, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Croix Rouge Farm, northeast of Chateau-Thierry, France, July 27, 1918. When his company was in action near Hill 212, Private Levenson was posted as lookout while his company was entrenching. He observed the enemy bringing forward machine guns through the wheat fields to place them in position. Waiting until they were within close range, he exposed himself to heavy machine-gun and artillery fire and succeeded in killing or disabling the crew of two machine guns, thus saving his company from heavy casualties.
General Orders No. No. 102, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Washington, DC

LEVESQUE, ADELORD
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Battery D, 76th Field Artillery, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 5 & 18, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Adelord Levesque, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Montfaucon, France, October 5, 1918, and near Cierges, France, October 18, 1918. On October 5, when four men of his gun crew were wounded and he himself hit by a shell fragment, Sergeant Levesque kept the gun in action until a new gun crew was organized. On October 18, when an enemy shell burst at his gun, killing or wounding all the gun crew but himself, he again kept to his gun carrying out the mission assigned to him.
General Orders No. No. 22, W.D., 1920
Home Town: , Canada

LEVINE, ABEL J.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company H, 107th Infantry Regiment, 27th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 29, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Abel J. Levine, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Bony, France, September 29, 1918. After his platoon had suffered heavy casualties and. all the sergeants had been wounded, Corporal Levine collected the remaining effectives in his own and other units, formed another platoon, and continued the advance. When his rifle was rendered useless he killed several of the enemy with his pistol. He was wounded shortly afterward, but he refused assistance until his men had been cared for and evacuated.
General Orders No. 44, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Mount Vernon, NY

*LEVINE, JACOB
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 Jacob Levine, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near St. Juvin, France, November 1, 1918. While his company was being attacked from three sides and the terrific enemy fire had caused many casualties in the ranks, Private Levine volunteered and carried a message to the left flank. After he had advanced about 10 yards he was killed by a deluge of machine-gun bullets.
General Orders No. 50, W.D., 1919
Home Town: New York, NY

LEVIS, WILLIAM EDWARD
Second 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 William Edward Levis, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Bois-d'Agrimont, France, July 15, 1918. On several occasions Lieutenant Levis volunteered and went through the intense artillery bombardment of the enemy to perform important missions. He led a detail of three men to secure rockets, and on the journey two were killed, and the other wounded. Undaunted, he alone pushed on, arriving at the ammunition dump just as an enemy shell exploded and destroyed it.
General Orders No. 32, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Alton, IL

LEVY, JOSEPH
Supply Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company B, 311th Infantry Regiment, 78th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 26, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Joseph Levy, Supply Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Bois-de-Grande Fontaine, France, September 26, 1918. With utter disregard for his own safety, Sergeant Levy repeatedly led details through heavy enemy artillery and machine-gun fire, carrying rations to the hungry and exhausted men in the advanced positions. Again and again he carried wounded men under the hottest enemy fire to dressing stations with complete contempt for personal danger. The consistently heroic conduct of Sergeant Levy throughout this combat service served as an example of soldierly conduct to the men of his company.
General Orders No. No. 14, W.D., 1923
Home Town: Seabright, NJ

LEVY, REUBEN M.
First Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company B, 363d Infantry Regiment, 91st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 26, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Reuben M. Levy, First Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Very, France, September 26, 1918. After the advance of his platoon had been held up by machine-gun fire, Sergeant Levy, with one other man, attacked one machine gun and put it out of action. This act resulted in the enemy abandoning two other machine guns and permitted the advance of his platoon.
General Orders No. 72, W.D., 1920
Home Town: Placerville, CA

LEWANDOWSKI, FELIX
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Company I, 38th Infantry Regiment, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 8 & 9, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Felix Lewandowski, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action during the attack on Hill 253 in the Argonne, France, October 8 and 9, 1918. Private Lewandowski carried numerous messages from company to battalion headquarters over a route which was constantly swept by heavy machine-gun and artillery fire. His efforts in maintaining communication were of the greatest value to his commanding officer.
General Orders No. 60, W.D., 1920
Home Town: Trenton, NJ

LEWIS, BERNARD
Private, U.S. Army
Company A, 368th Infantry Regiment, 92d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 30, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Bernard Lewis, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Binarville, France, September 30, 1918. During an attack on Binarville Private Lewis volunteered to go down the road that leads into the village to rescue a wounded soldier of his company. To accomplish his mission he was compelled to go under heavy machine- gun and shell fire. In total disregard of personal danger he brought the wounded man safely to our lines.
General Orders No. No. 127, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Washington, DC

*LEWIS, CHARLES
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company M, 61st Infantry Regiment, 5th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 12, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Charles Lewis, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action in the Bois- de-Rappes, France, October 12, 1918, and near Cunel, France, October 13, 1918. Sergeant Lewis assisted, on October 12, in carrying his company commander, who had been severely wounded, to a first-aid station, under heavy shell fire. On October 13, near Cunel, he took charge of his company and had successfully reached the objective and held it until he was killed by shell fire.
General Orders No. 20, W.D., 1919
Home Town: San Francisco, CA

LEWIS, EVAN E.
(First Award)
Colonel, U.S. Army
102d Infantry Regiment, 26th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 26, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Evan E. Lewis, Colonel, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Marcheville, France, September 26, 1918. Being second in command of the assaulting troops, Colonel Lewis (then a major) displayed great bravery and rare initiative. While under terrific artillery and machine-gun fire he reorganized scattered units, established and organized positions in depth, set up liaison from front to rear, and in hand-to-hand fighting personally led his men, inspiring in them a confidence and tenacity of purpose that were productive of success.
General Orders No. 23, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Worthing, SD
Other Award: Distinguished Service Cross w/OLC (WWI)

LEWIS, EVAN E.
(Second Award)
Colonel, U.S. Army
102d Infantry Regiment, 26th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 10, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Evan E. Lewis, Colonel, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Beaumont, France, November 10, 1918: Colonel Lewis, commanding his regiment, personally led the advance of his front line, under a heavy artillery and machine-gun fire, and gained the absolute confidence of his troops by his example of courage and coolness.
General Orders No. 23, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Worthing, SD
Other Award: Distinguished Service Cross (WWI)

*LEWIS, FRANK A.
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Company I, 125th Infantry Regiment, 32d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 9 - 11, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Frank A. Lewis, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Romagne, France, October 9 - 11, 1918. During the period from October 9 - 11, 1918, Private First Class Lewis repeatedly volunteered and carried messages from his company in the front line to his battalion post of command, crossing and re- crossing a fire-swept valley while engaged in this work. After being dangerously wounded on his last trip, he bent all his energies to attracting the attention of another runner who would deliver his message, but the delay in securing first aid resulted in his death. His work during these days was not only an inspiration to his comrades, but also of inestimable value in the success of the regimental attack.
General Orders 64, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Chavies, AL

*LEWIS, FRANK NELSON
Captain, U.S. Army
4th Infantry Regiment, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 5 - 6, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Frank Nelson Lewis, Captain, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Cunel, France, October 5 - 6, 1918. Although severely wounded in both arms and both legs during the advance of his company on the night of October 5 - 6, Captain Lewis continued in command, and by his bravery and courage contributed materially to the complete success of the attack.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Memphis, TN

LEWIS, HAROLD A.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company K, 113th Infantry Regiment, 29th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 10, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Harold A. Lewis, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Ravine-de-la-Reine, north of Samogneux, France, October 10, 1918. After his platoon commander had been wounded, Sergeant Lewis, although twice wounded himself, continued to lead the platoon until its objective was reached. By his bravery and persistency the platoon, greatly outnumbered, succeeded in overcoming the enemy.
General Orders No. No. 130, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Jersey City, NJ

*LEWIS, HARRY J.
Private, U.S. Army
Machine-Gun Company, 38th Infantry Regiment, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 23,1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Harry J. Lewis, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Jaulgonne, France, July 23, 1918. Private Lewis repeatedly volunteered and carried messages across a zone swept by artillery, machine-gun, and rifle fire. He fearlessly and efficiently performed his duties until killed.
General Orders No. No. 22, W.D., 1920
Home Town: Martville, NY

LEWIS, JAMES
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company I, 28th Infantry Regiment, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 4 - 11, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to James Lewis, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Exermont, France, October 4 - 11, 1918. Sergeant Lewis volunteered repeatedly for dangerous missions; and, a private at the time, took command of the platoon when all the noncommissioned officers had become casualties. In leading his men forward, he inspired them by his personal bravery, ably directing the consolidation of the objective when taken. Placed in permanent command of his platoon by his company commander, he led an attack with marked disregard of personal danger and later led ration and water details through heavily gassed and shelled areas to obtain supplies for his men.
General Orders 98, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Hay River, WI

LEWIS, MADISON H.
Captain, U.S. Army
302d Engineers, 77th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: August 18, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Madison H. Lewis, Captain, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Ville-Savoye, France, August 18, 1918. Under enemy fire, high explosive and gas .Captain Lewis voluntarily plunged into the Vesle River to rescue some soldiers who had fallen into the water with full packs while crossing a footbridge, and were in danger of drowning. In order to see, he removed his gas mask, and, as a result, was severely gassed.
General Orders 98, W.D., 1919
Home Town: New York, NY

LEWIS, MORRISON F.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Headquarters Company, 107th Field Artillery, 28th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 5, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Morrison F. Lewis, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Baslieux, France, September 5, 1918. Corporal Lewis directed a detail running a telephone line to an advanced observation post under heavy artillery and machine-gun fire, and when shell fire rendered the maintenance of the line impossible, directed the detail in the evacuation of wounded infantrymen. Subjecting himself to intense enemy fire, he carried to the rear the body of an officer who had been killed by enemy machine- gun fire.
General Orders 71, W.D., 1919
Home Town: New Castle, PA

LEWIS, ROBERT D.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company M, 311th Infantry Regiment, 78th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 27, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Robert D. Lewis, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Grand Pre, France, October 27, 1918. After his company had reached its objective, Corporal Lewis rendered valuable assistance in organizing positions on ground swept by enemy fire. Alone, he flanked a machine-gun position and captured two prisoners. While patrolling between the outposts, he wag wounded by machine-gun fire.
General Orders No. 35, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Buffalo, NY

LEWIS, ROBERT F.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company G, 119th Infantry Regiment, 78th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 29, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Robert F. Lewis, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Bellicourt, France, September 29, 1918. His section having been stopped by a concealed machine-gun, Corporal Lewis on his own initiative, crawled forward alone over ground swept by machine-gun fire. Attacking the nest with bombs, and firing at it with his ride, he killed the entire crew, numbering seven, and thereby cleared the way for the further advance of his section.
General Orders No. 46, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Bolton, NC

LEWIS, STACY A.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company A, 2d Machine-Gun Battalion, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 22, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Stacy A. Lewis, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Soissons, France, July 22, 1918. Sergeant Lewis voluntarily organized a machine-gun crew, moved forward in front of the infantry under heavy machine-gun and shell fire, killed an entire machine-gun crew and captured the gun.
General Orders No. 15, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Kildare, OK

LEWIS, WILLIAM PENN, JR.
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
115th Infantry Regiment, 29th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 16, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to William Penn Lewis, Jr., First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Verdun, France, October 16, 1918. Lieutenant Lewis, although ill at the time, led his platoon in an attack in the Bois-de-Grande Montagne against numerous enemy machine-gun nests and quickly dispatched the enemy troops therein. Finally he advanced alone and captured an enemy sniper from a tree and brought him into our lines. He remained with his company until October 18, when he collapsed with shell shock and exhaustion.
General Orders No. No. 46, W.D., 1920
Home Town: Baltimore, MD

LIBERMAN, LOUIS
Corporal, U.S. Army
Headquarters Company, 6th Field Artillery, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: May 1, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Louis Liberman, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Villers Tournelle, Cantigny Sector, France, on May 1, 1918. Corporal Liberman displayed distinguished bravery in twice leaving his shelter during a heavy bombardment and going to the assistance of wounded men lying exposed in the open.
General Orders No. No. 100, W.D., 1918
Home Town: New York, NY

LICKLIDER, JOHN D.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company D, 28th Infantry Regiment, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 20, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to John D. Licklider, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Berzy-le-Sec, France, on July 20, 1918. Sergeant Licklider gave proof of unhesitating devotion and energy in brilliantly leading four men against a machine-gun, which was delivering intense fire, and capturing the gun.
General Orders No. No. 117, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Martinsburg, WV

LIDDELL, CHARLES J.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company D, 142d Infantry Regiment, 36th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 14, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Charles J. Liddell, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Attigny, France, October 14, 1918. Sergeant Liddell was engaged on a reconnaissance with another soldier when the latter was wounded. Being unable to carry his comrade back to the dressing station, Sergeant Liddell placed him in a sheltered position and made his way to regimental headquarters, four kilometers to the rear, to secure an ambulance. The ambulance being driven back by enemy artillery fire, Sergeant Liddell made another trip to the rear and returned with a side car, in which he succeeded in rescuing the wounded man, despite heavy machine-gun fire.
General Orders No. 50, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Marietta, OK

LIDWELL, EDWARD J.
Private, U.S. Army
Company H, 131st Infantry Regiment, 33d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 9, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Edward J. Lidwell, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Bois-de- Chaume, France, October 9, 1918. Advancing single-handed against a machine gun, Private Lidwell put it out of action, killing its crew of three and preventing an enfilading fire on the company, thus saving many lives.
General Orders No. 126, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Chicago, IL

LIEBERMAN, NATHAN
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company C, 131st Infantry Regiment, 33d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: August 9, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Nathan Lieberman, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Chipilly Ridge, France, August 9, 1918. He displayed unusual gallantry in rushing a machine-gun nest whose fire was checking the advance. With the assistance of men in his squad he put the machine gun out of action and took four prisoners.
General Orders No. No. 128, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Chicago, IL

LIEBESKIND, HARRY
(First Award)
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 102d Infantry Regiment, 26th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 20, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Harry Liebeskind, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Trugny, France, July 20, 1918. Private Liebeskind repeatedly exposed himself to heavy machine-gun and shell fire while aiding the wounded in areas from which combatant troops had temporarily retired, organized carrying parties, and rallied a platoon of infantry whose officers had been wounded, thereby enabling the platoon to hold its advance position.
General Orders No. No. 3, W.D., 1935
Home Town: Waterbury, CT
Other Award: Distinguished Service Cross w/OLC (WWI)

LIEBESKIND, HARRY
(Second Award)
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 102d Infantry Regiment, 26th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 8, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Harry Liebeskind, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action in the Bois-de-Caures, north of Verdun, France, November 8, 1918. Private Liebeskind exposed himself to heavy enemy fire to accompany a medical officer to a badly wounded soldier. The patient was carried to a shell hole and later Private Liebeskind exposed himself to heavy fire in order to cut a passage through a wire entanglement. This act made it possible to evacuate the patient to the rear.
General Orders No. No. 3, W.D., 1921
Home Town: Waterbury, CT
Other Award: Distinguished Service Cross (WWI)

*LIETZAN, JOSEPH S.
Private, U.S. Army
Battery E, 6th Field Artillery, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: April 27, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Joseph S. Lietzan, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Coullemelle, France, on April 27, 1918. Under a heavy bombardment, Private Lietzan voluntarily went to the assistance of other soldiers who had been buried in a dugout by enemy shell fire, and was killed while engaged in this heroic act.
General Orders No. 88, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Hammond, IN

LIEUALLEN, FRED ADCOOK
Captain (Medical Corps), U.S. Army
47th Infantry (Attached), 4th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 28 - 31, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Fred Adcook Lieuallen, Captain (Medical Corps), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Sergy, France, July 28 - 31, 1918. Captain Lieuallen operated a dressing station for two days under unusually heavy enemy fire. Our front line was for a time bent back by the enemy, thus exposing his position to capture by the enemy; he refused to leave the dressing station, and continued to attend to the needs of 100 wounded men until the lost ground was retaken by our troops. This officer performed gallant service also at St. Thibaut, France, August 6 - 12, 1918, while maintaining a dressing station with the advanced elements under heavy enemy fire.
General Orders No. No. 53, W.D., 1920
Home Town: Portland, OR

LIGGETT, HARRY B.
Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army
Company A, 122d Machine-Gun Battalion, 33d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 10, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Harry B. Liggett, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Bois-de-Chaume, France, October 10, 1918. Leading his platoon under heavy shell and machine-gun fire, Lieutenant Liggett launched an attack on two enemy machine-gun nests. Accompanied by one soldier he silenced the fire from one nest with rifle fire, and directed the fire of his platoon so that the other nest was destroyed. He was severely wounded in this action.
General Orders No. 44, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Freeport, IL

LIGHT, JOHN C.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company A, 110th Engineers, 35th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 26, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to John C. Light, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Cheppy, France, September 26, 1918. He fearlessly attacked a machine-gun position and single-handed killed one gunner and captured another. Later, when his entire squad was wounded, he refused to be evacuated, although severely wounded himself, and remained at his post until his entire squad had been cared for.
General Orders No. 59, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Topeka, KS

LIGHT, LAVERN
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company E, 311th Infantry Regiment, 78th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 1, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Lavern Light, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Grand Pre, France, November 1, 1918. While his company and two others were fighting to prevent being cut off and annihilated by the enemy, Corporal Light voluntarily crept out ten yards in advance of the line and killed five of the enemy, who were attempting to execute an encircling movement with machine guns. Remaining in his exposed position with cool tenacity, he continued materially toward reducing the hostile forces and making possible a rush by his company.
General Orders 98, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Cooperstown, NY

LIGHT, WILBUR S.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company F, 358th Infantry Regiment, 90th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 12 - 14, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Wilbur S. Light, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Fey-en-Haye, France, September 12 - 14, 1918. His daring and bravery were conspicuous. Corporal Light charged a German machine gun single-handed, killing the gunner and putting three others of the crew to flight. During this action he killed six of the enemy. He showed rare leadership on numerous occasions in forming groups and leading them against machine-gun nests.
General Orders No. No. 128, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Durant, OK

LIGHTNER, BLAKE
Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army
110th Infantry Regiment, 28th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 29 - 31 & September 27 - October 3, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Blake Lightner, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Courmont, France, July 29 - 31, 1918, and near Montblainville, France, and September 27, 1918 to October 3, 1918. Lieutenant Lightner voluntarily established an advance observation post at Courmont. During his work, he was knocked down by the concussion of an exploding shell but remained at his post. Throughout the action in the Argonne he repeatedly exposed himself while leading his men. At Montblainville, although wounded by a shell splinter, he continued in action and succeeded in putting into operation German machine guns against the enemy, greatly assisting in repulsing their counterattack. He refused to be evacuated until ordered to the rear.
General Orders 98, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Rosebud, PA

LIGON, LOUIS LUCIAN
Captain, U.S. Army
118th Infantry Regiment, 30th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 8, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Louis Lucian Ligon, Captain, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Brancourt, France, October 8, 1918. Commanding a battalion, which had been caught in a terrific barrage, Captain Ligon pushed forward and led his command until the barrage had lifted. Although he was severely gassed, which, rendered him nearly speechless and caused much suffering, Captain Ligon remained with his troops for eight days, leaving his post only when ordered to do so by his commanding officer.
General Orders No. 50, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Anderson, SC

LIGSUKIS, FRANK
Mechanic, U.S. Army
Company I, 325th Infantry Regiment, 82d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 16, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Frank Ligsukis, Mechanic, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near St. Juvin, France, October 16, 1918. With another soldier, Mechanic Ligsukis voluntarily made several trips into "No Manís Land," under heavy enemy fire, and carried to safety eight wounded comrades who had been lying helpless and exposed to this fire.
General Orders 81, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Hartford, CT

LILJEBERG, RAGNAR
Private, U.S. Army
Company D, 131st Infantry Regiment, 33d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: August 9 - 11, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Ragnar Liljeberg, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Chipilly Ridge, France, August 9 - 11, 1918. Being on duty as a runner, Private Liljeberg carried messages under heavy shell and machine-gun fire. Owing to casualties, he did the work of six runners, proving himself to be a man of unusual gallantry and devotion to duty.
General Orders 64, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Chicago, IL

LILLARD, DAVID W.
Captain, U.S. Army
117th Infantry Regiment, 30th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 7, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to David W. Lillard, Captain, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Poncheaux, France, October 7, 1918. Severely wounded in the side, when an enemy machine-gun bullet struck and exploded two clips of shells in his magazine pouch, Captain Lillard struggled to his feet and directed the further advance of his company. For six hours he remained in command of his company, issuing orders from a shell hole, under the most intense fire. During part of this period he was practically unconscious and was suffering severe pain; but he, nevertheless, successfully accomplished the organization of his company's position.
General Orders 81, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Etowah, TN

*LIMON, JOE
Private, U.S. Army
Company M, 47th Infantry Regiment, 4th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: August 10, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Joe Limon, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near St. Thibaut, France, August 10, 1918. Wounded in a scouting mission, Private Limon remained on observation until he had gained valuable information. After having his wound dressed, he returned to duty and made several trips to the flank regiments, each time bringing back valuable information for our own troops and of the enemy. He later voluntarily located a minenwerfer and heavy mortar emplacement from which the enemy was firing on neighboring troops.
General Orders No. 32, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Seattle, WA

LINDAHL, LUTHER E.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company I, 47th Infantry Regiment, 4th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 28, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Luther E. Lindahl, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Bois-de-Brieulles, France, September 28, 1918. Sergeant Lindahl charged an enemy machine gun which was inflicting heavy losses upon our troops and delaying the advance. He wounded the gunners and captured the gun, thereby enabling our advance to continue.
General Orders No. 46, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Sheffield, PA

LINDBERG, ALBERT W.
Captain (Medical Corps), U.S. Army
2d Machine-Gun Battalion, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 8, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Albert W. Lindberg, Captain (Medical Corps), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Exermont, France, October 8, 1918. Crawling out over shell-torn ground and in the face of direct machine-gun fire, Captain Lindberg rescued a soldier whose leg had been shattered by shell fire. By performing an amputation while constantly exposed to sniping and machine-gun fire, he made it possible to evacuate the soldier to safety a few hours later, when the infantry moved forward.
General Orders No. No. 34, W.D., 1924
Home Town: Hillsboro, IL

LINDEN, HARRY
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company H, 308th Infantry Regiment, 77th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: August 16, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Harry Linden, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Ville Savoye, France, August 16, 1918. After all his company officers and first sergeant had been evacuated because of gas, Sergeant Linden assumed command of the company, which was then occupying an extremely precarious position, exposed to an unusually heavy shell and gas bombardment. He remained in command until the company was relieved, and the following night, despite his sufferings from the effects of gas, helped carry up ammunition under intense enemy artillery fire.
General Orders No. 32, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Brooklyn, NY

LINDHOLM, REUBEN P.
Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army
307th Infantry Regiment, 77th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 4, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Reuben P. Lindholm, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action in the Argonne Forest, France, October 4, 1918. Although wounded severely in the arm by a machine-gun bullet, Lieutenant Lindholm continued to lead his company. After making the disposition of his company he reported in person to his commanding officer. He then returned to his company and continued in command until relieved.
General Orders No. No. 19, W.D., 1920
Home Town: Bayshore, Long Island, NY

LINDIE, ELMER H.
Private, U.S. Army
Company F, 103d Infantry Regiment, 26th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 12, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Elmer H. Lindie, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Bois-de-St. Remy, France, September 12, 1918. Under heavy grenade and rifle fire, Private Lindie crawled forward from shell hole to shell hole, until he reached a flank position of an enemy machine-gun nest, from which point he killed a gunner and caused the rest to surrender to his comrades.
General Orders No. 26, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Monson, ME

LINDQUIST, EDWARD N.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company B, 18th Infantry Regiment, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 19, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Edward N. Lindquist, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action south of Soissons, France, July 19, 1918. His platoon having been halted by heavy machine-gun fire, Sergeant Lindquist went forward through heavy machine-gun fire and, single handed, attacked an enemy sniper who, armed with a light machine gun, was inflicting many casualties on his organization. He killed the sniper and thus enabled his organization to continue the advance.
General Orders No. 72, W.D., 1920
Home Town: Dunnegan, MO

LINDSAY, GRANT S.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company L, 166th Infantry Regiment, 42d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 7, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Grant S. Lindsay, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Sedan, France, November 7, 1918. Sergeant Lindsay was in command of his platoon on the right flank of the assaulting wave when hidden concentrations of machine guns were encountered in front and on the right flank. Skillfully maneuvering his combat groups, he led them . with remarkable courage and coolness through the heavy enemy machine-gun fire and broke up the hostile counterattack which had been started. In so doing, he personally advanced ahead of his men under heavy fire from machine guns and snipers, and succeeded in locating some of the machine-gun nests.
General Orders 81, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Lancaster, OH

LINDSAY, ROBERT W.
Private, U.S. Army
Company B, 131st Infantry Regiment, 33d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 10, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Robert W. Lindsay, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Consenvoye, France, October 10, 1918. Private Lindsay volunteered to carry messages over ground swept by heavy fire after two other runners had been wounded. He delivered important messages, working to maintain liaison after he had himself been wounded.
General Orders 71, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Morris, IL

LINDSEY, CLYDE H.
Private, U.S. Army
Company A, 59th Infantry Regiment, 4th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 29, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Clyde H. Lindsey, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Bois-de-Brieulles, France, September 29, 1918. Disregarding personal safety, Private Lindsey, in the performance of his duties as runner, carried repeated messages across greatly exposed area, which was subjected to fierce artillery and machine-gun fire. He succeeded after another runner had been killed in the attempt.
General Orders No. 46, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Cambridge, IL

LINDSTEN, ALBIN
Private, U.S. Army
Company H, 117th Infantry Regiment, 30th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 29, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Albin Lindsten, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Bellicourt, France, September 29, 1918. Responding to a call for volunteers by his company commander to locate the source of machine-gun fire, which had cut off the headquarters platoon from the rest of the company, Private Lindsten crawled through the barrage, ascertained the position of the guns, and led the platoon to safety. He then crawled back through the barrage, located the rest of the company, and guided the platoon to them.
General Orders No. 32, W.D., 1919
Home Town: White Bear, MN

LINER, IRVING L.
Private, U.S. Army
Company D, 308th Infantry Regiment, 77th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 2 - 7, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Irving L. Liner, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Binarville, France, October 2 - 7, 1918. Private Liner was a battalion runner, when his battalion was surrounded by the enemy in the Forest of Argonne and cut off from communication with friendly troops. He carried messages with great cheerfulness under conditions of stress and under heavy machine-gun and shell fire, at a time when he was exhausted by exposure and hunger, being without food for five days.
General Orders No. 21, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Brooklyn, NY

LINGO, LOVICK P.
Lieutenant, U.S. Army
328th Infantry Regiment, 82d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 9 - 10, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Lovick P. Lingo, Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Cornay, France, October 9 - 10, 19I8. Lieutenant Lingo was with an attacking party, which, after driving off the enemy, was counterattacked and surrounded. Upon being called on to surrender, he refused, and despite the fact that ten men had been shot down in trying to get away, fought his way out and, though wounded, reached his own lines. Later, when Lieutenant Lingo learned that his company 'was without officers, he returned and remained with it for several days until weakness from his wound forced his evacuation.
General Orders 81, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Milledgeville, GA

*LINIGER, WILLIAM
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company I, 126th Infantry Regiment, 32d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 9, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to William Liniger, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Romagne, France, October 9, 1918. After all the officers of his company had been killed or wounded an attack by his platoon was ordered on an enemy machine-gun nest. Receiving a mortal wound in the attack, which, captured the enemy nest, Sergeant Liniger struggled on until the objective had been reached, encouraging his men and setting them an example of his bravery.
General Orders 71, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Muskegon, MI

LINK, OLLIE R.
Cook, U.S. Army
Company M, 119th Infantry Regiment, 30th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 9 - 10, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Ollie R. Link, Cook, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near St. Souplet, France, October 9 - 10, 1918. Hearing that the casualties in his company were very heavy, Cook Link left his place in the kitchen and joined his comrades on the front line. From there he advanced alone a distance of 200 yards and located two machine-gun nests, the journey being done in the face of heavy enemy fire.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Buies Creek, NC

LINSKEY, WILLIAM F.
Private, U.S. Army
Company E, 131st Infantry Regiment, 33d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 4, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to William F. Linskey, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Hamel, Belgium, July 4, 1918. Private Linskey was severely wounded in the right arm by shrapnel at the beginning of the battle. Nevertheless, he carried his automatic rifle forward and used it effectively in the assault on the village.
General Orders No. 99, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Chicago, IL

LINTON, CLYDE W.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Battery E, 42nd Artillery, Coast Artillery Corps
Date of Action: July 15, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Clyde W. Linton, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Suippes, France, July 15, 1918. Corporal Linton displayed remarkable courage and devotion to duty, a lineman in charge of exposed telephone lines between his battery commander's station and the firing battery, during the German attack at Suippes. At great personal risk he repaired the lines as they were broken by shell fire. In performing this duty he was severely wounded.
General Orders No. 21, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Akron, MI

*LINTON, FREDERICK M.
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
51st Infantry Brigade, 26th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 25 - 26, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Frederick M. Linton, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Marcheville and Riaville, France, September 25 - 26, 1918. Lieutenant Linton, while acting as liaison officer with brigade headquarters, volunteered to carry a message from the front lines to the rear through a terrific barrage and murderous machine-gun fire. After successfully accomplishing this mission, he returned with a platoon of reinforcements across an open field through the same heavy fire. When the town of Marcheville fell into the enemy's hands, he volunteered to lead a platoon in the counterattack and was wounded while in command. He retained command and held his ground with the platoon until he received his second and fatal wound.
General Orders No. 44, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Roslindale, MA

*LIPPE, OSCAR P.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company L, 307th Infantry Regiment, 77th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: August 29, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Oscar P. Lippe, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near the Vesle River, France, August 29, 1918. Sergeant Lippe saw a wounded comrade 50 yards away and immediately started to his assistance across an open space covered by machine-gun and sniper fire. He was killed attempting to reach his comrade.
General Orders No. 21, W.D., 1919
Home Town: New York, NY

*LIPPITT, ALEXANDER F.
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
166th Infantry Regiment, 42d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 15, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Alexander F. Lippitt, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action in the Champagne sector, north of Chalons, France, July 15, 1918. During a powerful enemy attack, Lieutenant Lippitt led his platoon through heavy artillery and machine-gun fire in a counterattack against the enemy, which had gained a foothold in our line. The enemy was repulsed and the line reestablished. He assisted in the reorganization and defense of the position against two enemy assaults. The gallantry of this officer was a great aid to his command at a time of unusual danger. He was killed a few days later while advancing to an attack.
General Orders No. No. 53, W.D., 1920
Home Town: Providence, RI

LIPSCOMB, ABNER E.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company I, 141st Infantry Regiment, 36th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 8, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Abner E. Lipscomb, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near St. Etienne, France, October 8, 1918. After all the officers of his company were either killed or wounded, Sergeant Lipscomb took command of his company, and although twice wounded, continued to advance. He led the company with courage and skill; held difficult positions in the exposed salient occupied by the first battalion, and established a flank guard.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Brenham, TX

LISA, JAMES R.
First Lieutenant (Medical Corps), U.S. Army
105th Infantry Regiment, 27th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 18, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to James R. Lisa, First Lieutenant (Medical Corps), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near St. Souplet, France, October 18, 1918. After his battalion had been compelled to withdraw because of enfilading fire, Lieutenant Lisa displayed marked bravery in going forward and attending wounded men whose evacuation was impossible because of the intense fire.
General Orders No. 23, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Randalls Island, NY

*LISTER, JOHN M.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company K, 363d Infantry Regiment, 91st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 31, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to John M. Lister, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Waereghem, Belgium, October 31, 1918. When the progress of two front line companies had been stopped by the intense fire of enemy machine guns, and the enemy began to close in on these troops, Corporal Lister voluntarily assembled a squad of automatic riflemen and grenadiers and went forward to an exposed position, where he directed the fire of his squad until killed.
General Orders No. 20, W.D., 1919
Home Town: San Francisco, CA

LITTLEFIELD, FRANK C.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company K, 328th Infantry Regiment, 82d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 10, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Frank C. Littlefield, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Cornay, France, October 10, 1918. Corporal Littlefield was a member of a detachment which had been surrounded by the enemy and had fought for several hours against overwhelming odds. When the officer in charge was about to surrender to the enemy, this soldier refused to do so, and, dashing through severe machine-gun and rifle fire, succeeded in making his escape, though he was wounded in the face in so doing. Reporting to his company without delay, he remained on duty throughout the entire operation.
General Orders 87, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Winterport, ME

LITTLEJOHN, KENNETH S.
Captain, U.S. Army
6th Engineers, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 20, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Kenneth S. Littlejohn, Captain, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action in the Claires-Chenes Woods, France, October 20, 1918. Captain Littlejohn reorganized three Engineer companies after they had retired from the woods and by his personal example of daring and bravery successfully led his men against enemy machine guns. His gallant action resulted in the capture of the Claires Chenes Woods.
General Orders No. No. 137, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Nogales, AZ

LIVELSBERGER, GEORGE D.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company C, 316th Infantry Regiment, 79th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 28, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to George D. Livelsberger, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action north of Montfaucon, France, September 28, 1918. taking command of a platoon that had suffered severe losses from enemy machine-gun fire, Corporal Livelsberger led the platoon around the left flank of an enemy spur trench in which were planted several machine guns, and which was holding up the advance of our troops. He directed a charge upon the enemy crews of these guns and as a result the enemy gunners abandoned their guns, and those not killed retreated in disorder.
General Orders No. No. 14, W.D., 1928
Home Town: Edge Grove, PA

LIVERMORE, RUSSELL B.
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
104th Infantry Regiment, 26th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 18, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Russell B. Livermore, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near the Bois-de-Belleau, France, July 18, 1918. As his battalion was advancing across an open field, it came under fire from a hostile machine gun located in a strong enfilading position in a ravine. Hastily gathering a group of men from his platoon, Lieutenant Livermore led them in a charge on the nest and put it out of action, capturing eleven prisoners and saving his battalion many casualties.
General Orders 81, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Yonkers, NY

LLOYD, DALE W.
Private, U.S. Army
Headquarters Company, 28th Infantry Regiment, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 5 - 11, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Dale W. Lloyd, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Exermont, France, October 5 - 11, 1918. Advancing with front line units, Private Lloyd established observation posts under heavy and continuous shell and machine-gun fire. Although suffering from wounds, he remained at his post and rendered valuable reports regarding the progress of the battle.
General Orders No. 44, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Marengo, OH

LLOYD, WILFRED
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Company L, 127th Infantry Regiment, 32d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: August 4, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Wilfred Lloyd, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Fismes, France, August 4, 1918. Wounded while advancing under machine- gun fire, he showed highest devotion to duty by returning to his company as soon as he had obtained first-aid treatment. He crawled to a road, secured a pistol to replace the one he had lost when he was wounded, and joined a group which attacked a machine-gun nest, capturing the position and the machine gun.
General Orders No. No. 128, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Beloit, WI

LOCKARD, DENNIS H.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company C, 2d Field Battalion, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 5, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Dennis H. Lockard, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Exermont, France, October 5, 1918. Leading a detail through an intense bombardment, Sergeant Lockard kept in operation the telephone lines of regimental headquarters, thereby enabling his regimental commander to keep in touch with elements on the firing line.
General Orders No. 44, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Muncy, PA

LOCKE, RAYMOND I.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company A, 129th Machine-Gun Battalion, 35th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 26, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Raymond I. Locke, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Varennes, France, September 26, 1918. Accompanied by another soldier, Sergeant Locke went through heavy fire and by skillful maneuvering located and captured an enemy 77-mm. gun, with part of its crew, which had been checking the advance of our troops.
General Orders 98, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Clinton, MO

*LODER, JAMES C.
Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army
26th Infantry Regiment, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 18, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to James C. Loder, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Soissons, France, on July 18, 1918. Second Lieutenant Loder gallantly inspired his platoon to three vigorous and successful advances against machine-gun fire near Soissons, France, in the last of which he was killed.
General Orders No. No. 132, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Chattanooga, TN

LOESCHER, FRANK B.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company K, 360th Infantry Regiment, 90th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 1, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Frank B. Loescher, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Le Grand Carre Farm, France, November 1, 1918. Although wounded in the arm early in the attack, Sergeant Loescher continued to lead his platoon in the attack on a strong enemy position, and by the use of rifles, rifle grenades, and hand grenades, and after capturing several machine-gun nests, including one dugout containing 70 Germans, forced the entire strong point to yield, including two German companies armed with machine guns, which had been holding up the advance of the whole company.
General Orders No. 46, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Sealy, TX

*LOGAN, PATTON L.
Captain, U.S. Army
6th Infantry Regiment, 7th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 10, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Patton L. Logan, Captain, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Mon Plaisir Ferme, France, November 10, 1918. During the attack Captain Logan, at the head of an assaulting platoon, advanced under heavy machine-gun and artillery fire. He was seriously wounded and later lost his leg as a result of the wound, but refused evacuation and continued to direct the attack until darkness prevented further operations.
General Orders No. No. 3, W.D., 1935
Home Town: Pittsburgh, PA

*LOGUE, THOMAS
Private, U.S. Army
Battery D, 119th Field Artillery, 32d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 29, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Thomas Logue, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Montfaucon, France, September 29, 1918. Private Logue worked ceaselessly under heavy enemy shell fire, in carrying wounded comrades to the first aid station, until he was himself severely wounded.
General Orders 66, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Detroit, MI

LOHMANN, LEWIS E.
Corporal, U.S. Army
3d Battalion, 11th Field Artillery, 6th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 7, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Lewis E. Lohmann, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Laneuville, France, November 7, 1918. Corporal Lohmann displayed fearless devotion to duty in maintaining telephone lines while his battalion was in action near Laneuville. On one occasion he voluntarily accompanied an officer, and under heavy fire, repaired a telephone line which was severed 15 times in two hours within a length of only one kilometer.
General Orders No. 44, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Pekin, IL

LOKEN, CLARENCE
Private, U.S. Army
Company M, 356th Infantry Regiment, 89th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 4, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Clarence Loken, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Beaufort, France, November 4, 1918. Private Laken was engaged as a runner and made several trips through heavy bombardment from the front line to the support battalion. Even, after his equipment had been riddled by shell fragments, he continued, maintaining liaison between these two points.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Morris, WI

LOMONACO, FRANK
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Company K, 315th Infantry Regiment, 79th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 4 - 5, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Frank Lomonaco, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action in the Meuse-Argonne offensive, November 4 - 5, 1918. In the performance of his duties as runner Private Lomonaco made repeated journeys across areas swept by machine-gun fire, but he never hesitated in the execution of his mission. On the firing line he was of most valuable assistance in destroying a counterattack.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Brooklyn, NY

LONADIER, JULES
Private, U.S. Army
Company L, 23d Infantry Regiment, 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 1 - 7, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Jules Lonadier, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Bayonville, France, November 1 - 7, 1918. Private Lonadier, a company runner, displayed exceptional courage in repeatedly passing through heavy enemy fire and delivering all messages entrusted to him. in a prompt and efficient manner.
General Orders 87, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Trichell, LA

LONG, ARTHUR S.
Private, U.S. Army
Company D, 16th Infantry Regiment, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 9, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Arthur S. Long, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Hill 272, France, October 9, 1918. Facing direct fire from a 77-mm. gun which was enfilading his company, Private Long advanced against the gun with an automatic rifleman. Attacking the German gun position, he captured the crew, making it possible for his company to hold the ground it had gained.
General Orders 71, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Roberts, MT

*LONG, FRANK S.
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
110th Infantry Regiment, 28th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 5, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Frank S. Long, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Fleville, France, October 5, 1918. Haying been wounded in the side by shrapnel while caring for wounded men of his platoon, Lieutenant Long refused to be evacuated, but returned from the dressing station to his command. While withdrawing his platoon to a better position under heavy barrage he was instantly killed by shell fire. His courage and self-sacrifice furnished a splendid inspiration to his men.
General Orders 95, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Burlington, IA

LONG, MILTON E.
Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army
7th Infantry Regiment, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 12, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Milton E. Long, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Cunel Heights, France, October 12, 1918. After being severely wounded by a machine-gun bullet, Lieutenant Long displayed exceptional courage and determination by remaining with his platoon, moving it forward and clearing the woods of enemy machine guns, three of which he captured with their entire crews.
General Orders 98, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Columbus, GA

LONGFIELD, SIMON F.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company D, 23d Infantry Regiment, 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: June 7, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Simon F. Longfield, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Bois-de- Clerembauts, France, June 7, 1918. Even after having been seriously wounded, Corporal Longfield continued with his duties as runner throughout the whole night, after which he was ordered to the rear because of weakness, caused by loss of blood.
General Orders No. 108, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Hartford, CT

LONGOWSKI, JOSEPH
Private, U.S. Army
Company L, 59th Infantry Regiment, 4th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 4, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Joseph Longowski, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Bois-du- Fays, France, October 4, 1918. Under heavy fire, while performing a mission as battalion runner, Private Longowski encountered an enemy patrol of four men and, forcing them to surrender, brought them to the rear.
General Orders 71, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Winona, MN

LOOMIS, JOHN H.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company F, 311th Infantry Regiment, 78th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 28, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to John H. Loomis, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Grand Pre, France, October 28, 1918. Corporal Loomis volunteered to lead a three-man patrol on a reconnaissance of enemy positions. After one of his men had been wounded, he continued on with the other one and gained the information sought. Being wounded on the return trip by fire from machine guns, he was forced to remain under cover until night, when he located his other wounded man and returned under cover of darkness with valuable information.
General Orders No. 44, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Attica, NY

LOOMIS, JOHN S.
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
132d Machine-Gun Battalion, 36th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 10, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to John S. Loomis, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near St. Etienne, France, October 10, 1918. During an attack to straighten the front of the 71st Brigade, Lieutenant Loomis, in command of a machine-gun platoon, upon arriving at the objective, discovered that all of the infantry officers in the vicinity had fallen, thus leaving their troops in confusion. Although under a heavy barrage of high explosive and gas shells, machine-gun and rifle fire, Lieutenant Loomis removed his gas mask in order that his voice might carry, and, with great coolness, reorganized the infantry forces, thus enabling them to hold the ground they had gained. Lieutenant Loomis remained in command until he was so severely gassed that he had to be carried from the field.
General Orders 81, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Dallas, TX

LORD, ERNEST G.
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Company B, 15th Machine-Gun Battalion, 5th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: August 17, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Ernest G. Lord, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Frapelle, France, August 17, 1918. Private Lord, although wounded severely early in the action and suffering great pain, refused to quit his squadron, but advanced with it until its objective was reached.
General Orders No. 15, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Toledo, OH

*LORING, DAVID WORTH
Lieutenant, U.S. Army
115th Machine-Gun Battalion, 30th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: August 23, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to David Worth Loring, Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Ypres, Belgium, August 23, 1918. When his gun positions were rendered untenable by shell fire, and his men were ordered to seek shelter in dugouts, Lieutenant Loring left a place of safety for the purpose of seeing that all his men were under cover and was mortally wounded by a shell, dying on his way to the hospital.
General Orders No. 32, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Wilmington, NC

LOSCO, PATRICK
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Company H, 9th Infantry Regiment, 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 5, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Patrick Losco, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Beaumont, France, November 5, 1918. As a runner Private Losco showed absolute disregard for personal danger in carrying messages across areas swept by artillery and machine-gun fire, maintaining liaison between his company and battalion commander.
General Orders No. No. 16, W.D., 1920
Home Town: Brooklyn, NY

LOTT, JOHN H.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company C, 109th Infantry Regiment, 28th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 16, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to John H. Lott, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near St. Agnan, France, July 16, 1918, Two different times Corporal Lott preceded his platoon into enemy wire under fire, cut a path for it, and returned and led it through the gaps thus made.
General Orders No. No. 109, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Waycross, GA

LOUCKS, CLIFFORD C.
Private, U.S. Army
Company B, 112th Engineers, 37th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 2, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Clifford C. Loucks, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Heuvel, Belgium, November 2, 1918. Private Loucks, with two other soldiers crossed the Scheldt River after two attempts and succeeded in stretching a line for a bridge across the stream. They were discovered and fired upon by the enemy, but they continued at work driving stakes and made a second trip across the river to obtain wire, despite the fact that a violent artillery barrage had been laid down on their position.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: East Cleveland, OH

LOUGH, MAXON S.
Major, U.S. Army
38th Infantry Regiment, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 9, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Maxon S. Lough, Major, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Romagne, France, October 9, 1918. Although severely wounded, Major Lough continued to lead his battalion to his objective and refused to be evacuated until his battalion was relieved.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Fargo, ND

*LOUGHLIN, JOSEPH J.
Captain, U.S. Army
322d Infantry Regiment, 81st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 9, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Joseph J. Loughlin, Captain, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Moranville, France, November 9, 1918. At the sacrifice of his own life Captain Loughlin went forward through heavy machine-gun fire to locate a nest of machine-guns which was holding up the advance of the regiment. He located the machine-guns so that the one- pounders could silence them, but was killed by the enemy machine-gun fire.
General Orders No. 32, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Wilmington, NC

*LOVE, CHARLES J.
Private, U.S. Army
Company K, 59th Infantry Regiment, 4th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 5, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Charles J. Love, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Bois-du- Fays, France, October 5, 1918. Volunteering for a dangerous liaison mission, Private Love went out alone, crossing an open space for 400 yards, which was swept by heavy machine-gun fire. Going far in advance of our lines he obtained the desired information and brought back a German prisoner. He was killed later in the performance of duty, by shell fire.
General Orders 71, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Boonville, NY

LOVELACE, DAVID H.
Private, 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 David H. Lovelace, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Bellicourt, France, September 29, 1918. His left arm having been rendered useless by a shrapnel wound, Private Lovelace continued to carry ammunition with his other arm until the objective was reached, when, against his protests, he was ordered to the rear for medical treatment.
General Orders No. 44, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Jonesville, NC

LOWE, JOHN C.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company C, 364th Infantry Regiment, 91st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 31, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to John C. Lowe, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Leeuwken, Belgium, October 31, 1918. With three other soldiers, Corporal Lowe skillfully worked his way under heavy fire to the Sank of a machine-gun nest, which was holding up the advance of his platoon with enfilading fire, killed six Germans and captured three machine-guns.
General Orders 64, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Long Beach, CA

LOWE, THURMAN
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company A, 52d Infantry Regiment, 6th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 12 - 13, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Thurman Lowe, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Munster, Alsace, September 12 - 13, 1918. In repulsing a raid on our trenches, Sergeant Lowe seized an automatic rifle and pursued the Germans across "No Manís Land," in the face of converging fire of several enemy machine-guns.
General Orders No. 23, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Boma, TN

LOYD, LOUIS H.
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Company F, 356th Infantry Regiment, 89th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 4, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Louis H. Loyd, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Beaufort, France, November 4, 1918. Despite the fact that severe wounds made it impossible for him to take along his automatic rifle, Private Loyd continued in the advance of the company. Again wounded, he refused evacuation, continuing with his comrades until the objective was reached.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Oakville, MO

LOYD, SAMUEL A.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company L, 116th Infantry Regiment, 29th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 15 & 23, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Samuel A. Loyd, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action north of Verdun, France, October 15 & 23, 1918. After being severely gassed, Sergeant Loyd continued to advance with his company, in spite of suffering great pain. On October 23, when his company was under heavy flanking fire from machine-guns, this soldier rescued several wounded men and administered first-aid treatment.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Lynchburg, VA

*LUBECK, TONY
Private, U.S. Army
Company I, 28th Infantry Regiment, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: May 28, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Tony Lubeck, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Cantigny, France, May 28, 1918, while engaged on a mission to kill an enemy sniper who was inflicting severe losses upon American forces . After succeeding in his mission, Private Lubeck, himself, was killed.
General Orders No. 99, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Chicago, IL

LUCIA, ARTHUR A.
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Company M, 4th Infantry Regiment, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 27, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Arthur A. Lucia, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Le Channel, France, July 27, 1918. Private Lucia volunteered to carry an important message through a heavy artillery barrage, after several other runners had reported that they could not get through. He succeeded in his mission.
General Orders 71, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Brooklyn, NY

LUEBKE, ALVIN J.
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
142d Infantry Regiment, 36th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 27, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Alvin J. Luebke, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Roche, France, October 27, 1918. Regaining consciousness while being carried to the rear after he had been wounded by an exploding shell, First Lieutenant Luebke returned immediately to his company, which he later led 500 meters into "No Manís Land" for the purpose of organizing his position preparatory to an attack the next morning.
General Orders No. 44, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Forestville, WI

LUKAZ, JOSEPH
Private, U.S. Army
Company D, 4th Infantry Regiment, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 13, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Joseph Lukaz, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Cunel, France, October 13, 1918. While defending an outpost, after all his comrades had been wounded, Private Lukz was attacked by a group of eight Germans, one an officer. With his automatic rifle, he disabled all but the officer and two men, who took cover in a shell hole. Running to their hiding place, he killed all the enemy with hand grenades, and returned to hold his ?ortiori of the line intact.
General Orders 64, W.D., 1919
Home Town: South Fork, PA

*LUKENS, ALAN W.
Captain, U.S. Army
316th Infantry Regiment, 79th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 29, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Alan W. Lukens, Captain, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near La Madeleine Ferme, north of Montfaucon, France, September 29, 1918. the attacking forces of his regiment having been checked in their advance by strongly held enemy positions, a temporary withdrawal of the advance elements was ordered in order that the supporting artillery might lay down a barrage in the woods occupied by the extreme front-line elements. Upon learning that the order for withdrawal had apparently failed to reach a few of his men who still remained in the woods, Captain Lukens himself made his way to the woods, under a hail of enemy machine-gun fire, found his men, and directed them to places of comparative safety, and, while so engaged, was himself killed by enemy machine-gun fire. His superb devotion to the men of his command served to incite them to heroic endeavors.
General Orders No. No. 15, W.D., 1923
Home Town: Haveford, PA

LUMLEY, ZODA D.
Captain (Medical Corps), U.S. Army
357th Infantry Regiment, 90th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 14 & November 10 - 11, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Zoda D. Lumley, Captain (Medical Corps), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action in the St. Mihiel offensive, September 14, and near Baalon, France, November 10 - 11, 1918. In the St. Mihiel offensive, Captain Lumley showed marked personal courage, advancing his first-aid station with the front line. Near Baalon, he maintained a dressing station far to the front, under terrific artillery and machine-gun fire, showing absolute indifference to personal safety that he might aid the men on the firing line during heavy gas bombardments.
General Orders 87, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Kampsville, IL

LUMN, JESSE
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Machine Gun Company 137th Infantry Regiment, 35th Infantry Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 29, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Jesse Lumn, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action with the enemy near Exermont, France, on September 29, 1918. Although he was wounded by machine gun bullets in both legs in the attack on Exermont, he refused to go to the rear and for more than 2 hours continued to carry ammunition to his gun in action, until he fell exhausted.
General Orders No. 46, W.D. 1942
Home Town: Lyons, KS

LUMPKIN, LAWERNCE M.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Quartermaster Corps, Pack Train No. 1, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 4, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Lawernce M. Lumpkin, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Exermont, France, October 4, 1918. Sergeant Lumpkin conducted his pack train, loaded with wire, through the enemy's counter barrage, over high, open ground, under direct observation of the enemy. Five of his ten mules were killed, but he managed to make a second trip and bring up enough wire to finish the line.
General Orders No. 44, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Danville, VA

LUND, CARL S.
Private, U.S. Army
102d Machine-Gun Battalion, 26th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 12, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Carl S. Lund, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Mouilly, France, September 12, 1918. At great risk of his own life from machine-gun fire at close range, Private Lund volunteered and went to the aid of a wounded comrade, bandaged his wounds, and helped him to a place of safety.
General Orders No. 23, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Someville, MA

LUNDEGARD, AXEL C.
Private, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 26th Infantry Regiment, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 4, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Axel C. Lundegard, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Verdun, France, October 4, 1918. Private Lundegard went forward alone and unarmed into the enemy's territory to rescue a wounded man who had been injured in the advance patrol fighting. He succeeded in his mission despite very heavy machine-gun and artillery fire.
General Orders No. 44, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Chicago, IL

*LUNSFORD, BEDFORD B.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company M, 117th Infantry Regiment, 30th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 7, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Bedford B. Lunsford, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Bellicourt, France, October 7, 1918. When the line was held up by enemy machine-gun fire, Corporal Lunsford strapped an automatic rifle to his shoulder and advanced in the face of machine-gun fire. Firing as he went forward, he killed four of the enemy before he fell, nearly riddled with bullets.
General Orders No. No. 133, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Mount Vernon, TN

LUNSFORD, JESSE
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company G, 120th Infantry Regiment, 30th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 29, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Jesse Lunsford, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Bellicourt, France, September 29, 1918. Corporal Lunsford attacked, single handed, a machine-gun post from which a destructive fire was being directed against his company. While he was approaching the nest the machine-gun shot the butt off his rifle and cut a hole in his breeches, but he succeeded in getting close enough to the nest to throw four hand grenades into it and then killed the gunner with his bayonet.
General Orders No. 32, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Timber Lake, NC

LUSK, JAMES G.
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
2d Machine Gun Battalion, 16th Infantry (Attached), 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 4, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to James G. Lusk, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Montebreau Woods, near Charpentry, France, October 4, 1918. After all the other officers in the attack had been killed or wounded, Lieutenant Lusk took command of fragments of the battalion, reorganized them under heavy artillery and machine-gun fire, and personally led them forward in the attack, as a result of which six machine guns and a number of prisoners were taken. The capture effected, the advance of other troops was insured.
General Orders No. No. 53, W.D., 1920
Home Town: Greenville, MS

LUTZ, JOHN D.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company M, 23d Infantry Regiment, 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 3 - 9, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to John D. Lutz, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near St. Etienne-a-Arnes, France, October 3 - 9, 1918. Corporal Lutz fearlessly exposed himself to a close range, enfilading fire of a German automatic rifle. He continued to lead his men throughout the battle after being wounded.
General Orders No. 35, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Allston, MA

LUZENSKI, WILLIAM
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company H, 126th Infantry Regiment, 32d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: August 4, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to William Luzenski, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action northeast of Chateau-Thierry, France, August 4, 1918. Shortly after the assault was launched Sergeant Luzenski was wounded by shell fire. In spite of his wounds he gallantly led his platoon, gained his objective, and remained in command of his platoon until ordered to the rear by his commanding officer.
General Orders No. No. 117, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Detroit, MI

LUZI, LUZIUS
Private, U.S. Army
Company C, 153d Infantry Regiment, 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: June 6, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Luzius Luzi, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Chateau-Thierry, France, June 6, 1918. Private Luzi fearlessly and frequently passed through heavy machine-gun fire while performing his duty as a runner near Chateau-Thierry, France, on June 6, 1918, after being twice wounded.
General Orders No. No. 4, W.D., 1926
Home Town: Salesville, MT

LUZOW, GOTTLEIB
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Company A, 18th Infantry Regiment, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 10, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Gottleib Luzow, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Exermont, France, October 10, 1918. His platoon being held up by enemy machine- gun fire, Private Luzow, with one other soldier, advanced upon the machine gun with its crew. Their heroic action enabled his platoon to continue the advance with small loss.
General Orders No. No. 35, W.D., 1920
Home Town: Chicago, IL

LYERLY, WILLIAM B.
Private, U.S. Army
Company D, 120th Infantry Regiment, 30th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 29, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to William B. Lyerly, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Bellicourt, France, September 29, 1918. With eight other soldiers, comprising the company headquarters detachment, Private Lyerly assisted his company commander in cleaning out enemy dug-outs along a canal and capturing 242 prisoners.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Mount Vernon, NC

LYNCH, ANDREW B.
Sergeant, 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 Andrew B. Lynch, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Apremont, France, September 29, 1918. Sergeant Lynch was on duty with a section operating 37-millimeter guns. Under orders he moved the guns to the rear, and then learning that his commanding officer had been taken prisoner, he, with another soldier, organized a party of five, attacked the enemy patrol numbering 35, and killed 15 of them, personally rescuing his commanding officer and capturing three prisoners. Immediately afterwards he took command of 75 men and launched a counterattack, driving the enemy before them for over a kilometer, His conduct exemplified the greatest courage, judgment, and leadership.
General Orders No. 20, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Philadelphia, PA

*LYNCH, EDMOND W.
Captain, U.S. Army
111th Infantry Regiment, 28th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: August 10, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Edmond W. Lynch, Captain, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Fismette, France, August 10, 1918. Seeing two of his platoons being cut off by the enemy. Captain Lynch alone went to their rescue and engaged the enemy with his automatic pistol, killing several. He saved his platoons, but in so doing sacrificed his own life.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Sharon Hill, PA

*LYNCH, HENRY PETER
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company E, 105th Infantry Regiment, 27th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 29, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Henry Peter Lynch, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Ronssoy, France, September 29, 1918. Having been trapped in a shell hole with nine other men 50 yards in front of the line, Corporal Lynch crawled back to his company's position through heavy enemy machine-gun fire and reported their predicament. He then organized a bombing party, led it against the hostile machine gun and put it out of action, thereby enabling his men to return safely to our line.
General Orders No. 46, W.D., 1919
Home Town: White Plains, NY

LYNCH, JOSEPH J.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company D, 165th Infantry Regiment, 42d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 30, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Joseph J. Lynch, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Meurcy Farm, France, July 30, 1918. Sergeant Lynch voluntarily went to the rescue of his lieutenant, who was severely wounded and lying in an exposed position. He succeeded in carrying the wounded officer to safety through the intense machine-gun and rifle fire.
General Orders No. 59, W.D., 1919
Home Town: White Plains, NY

LYNCH, RONALD D.
Private, U.S. Army
Company B, 6th Infantry Regiment, 5th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 7, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Ronald D. Lynch, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Fontaines, France, November 7, 1918. Private Lynch, accompanied by three other soldiers, volunteered and went out under heavy machine-gun and artillery fire to rescue a wounded comrade. Failing in the first attempt, they again tried and this time succeeded in bringing the wounded man to shelter.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Elbridge, TN

LYNK, HARRY E.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company G, 106th Infantry Regiment, 27th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 29, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Harry E. Lynk, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Ronssoy, France, September 29, 1918. While suffering from severe wounds he organized several small groups from other companies, consolidated them, and led them into effective combat, continuing with this splendid example of courage and fearlessness until wounded a second time.
General Orders No. 23, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Brooklyn, NY

*LYON, JOHN
Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army
116th Infantry Regiment, 29th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 15, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to John Lyon, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Samogneux, France, October 15, 1918. During the attack on the Bois-de-la-Grande-Montagne, Lieutenant Lyon left a place of comparative safety to cross an open space, exposed to direct observation and fire from the enemy, to attempt a rescue of a wounded officer. He and two men who accompanied him were killed in this attempt.
General Orders No. No. 3, W.D., 1924
Home Town: Ballston, VA

*LYONS, DOUGLAS M.
Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army
114th Infantry Regiment, 29th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 12, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Douglas M. Lyons, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Verdun, France, October 12, 1918. Inspiring his men by his fearlessness, Lieutenant Lyons led an attack against a strongly fortified enemy position, and, in so doing, was killed.
General Orders 87, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Fort Henry, TN

LYONS, WALTER F.
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Battery C, 103d Field Artillery, 26th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 24, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Walter F. Lyons, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Samogneux, France, October 24, 1918. Private Lyons went through a heavily shelled area to obtain medical aid for his wounded comrades, and, failing to do this, returned to the position to aid in evacuating them. While carrying a wounded man to a place of safety, two men who were assisting him were instantly lulled; nevertheless he continued at his task until the position was evacuated.
General Orders No. 21, W.D., 1919
Home Town: North Attleboro, MA

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