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

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 QUICK, ARTHUR H.
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 Arthur H. Quick, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Villers Tournelle, Cantigny sector, France, on May 1, 1918. Corporal Quick displayed distinguished bravery in leaving his shelter during a heavy bombardment and going to the assistance of a wounded man who was lying exposed in the open.
General Orders No. No. 100, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Kansas City, KS

QUICK, CHARLES A.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Headquarters Company, 126th Infantry Regiment, 32d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 11- 16, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Charles A. Quick, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action in the Argonne Forest, France, October 11 - 16, 1918. Sergeant Quick displayed great bravery in bring up a gun from the 37-mm platoon, and in the face of enemy machine- gun and sniper fire worked his way well ahead of the front lines and concentrated his fire on the enemy machine-gun nests in such a manner that they were soon put out of action, thereby paving the way for the advancing line.
General Orders No. 6, W.D., 1930
Home Town: Grand Rapids, MI

QUINN, HENRY E.
Private, U.S. Army
Company I, 28th Infantry Regiment, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: May 29, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Henry E. Quinn, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action May 29, 1918, at Cantigny, France. In response to a call for volunteers to penetrate a heavy enemy barrage and obtain definite information concerning tanks and conditions of enemy front line, Private Quinn accomplished his mission to the imminent peril of his own life.
General Orders No. 99, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Swartz, LA

QUINN, JAMES H.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company I, 308th Infantry Regiment, 77th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 10, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to James H. Quinn, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Revillon, France, September 10, 1918. Sergeant Quinn volunteered and accompanied a patrol, which was sent out for the purpose of capturing prisoners. Crawling through "No Manís Land," he came upon two Germans occupying an outpost. In the struggle that ensued the enemy was overpowered, but the exploit brought forth a destructive fire of rifles and rifle grenades from the enemy, through which Sergeant Quinn successfully maneuvered back to his lines, bringing his captives with him.
General Orders No. 32, W.D., 1919
Home Town: New York, NY

QUINN, JIM
Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army
28th Infantry Regiment, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 18, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Jim Quinn, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Soissons, France, July 18, 1918. With a small platoon Second Lieutenant Quinn attacked and captured a fortified French farmhouse in an open field. He so courageously and skillfully handled his men that this German strongpoint, held by 100 men and five machine-guns, was promptly captured.
General Orders No. No. 100, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Memphis, TN

QUINN, JOH
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Battery F, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 15, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to John Quinn, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Greves Farm, France, July 15, 1918. Responding to a call for volunteers, Sergeant Quinn, with eight other soldiers, manned two guns of a French battery, which had been deserted by the French during the unprecedented fire, after many casualties had been inflicted on their forces. For two hours he remained at his post and poured an effective fire into the ranks of the enemy.
General Orders 98, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Chicago, IL

*QUIRI, ROBERT
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company F, 310th Infantry Regiment, 78th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 18, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Robert Quiri, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Thiaucourt, France, September 18, 1918. Leading a patrol under heavy fire, Sergeant Quiri was able to protect an unprotected portion of his line until the next unit could take it over. He was at all times an inspiration to his men, continually exposing himself to danger, while assuring their safety and comfort. After having his legs blown off and receiving other wounds, he gave all necessary information to his successor, before allowing himself to be carried away. He died soon after reaching the dressing station.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Syracuse, NY

 

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 RABINOWITZ, ISAAC
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Company A, 107th Infantry Regiment, 27th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 18, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Isaac Rabinowitz, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near St. Souplet, France, October 18, 1918. When the advance of his battalion was checked by heavy machine-gun fire, Private Rabinowitz, with two other soldiers, went forward under heavy fire to reconnoiter the enemy positions. By effective rifle fire, they drove the gunners from two machine-gun nests into a dugout nearby, which they captured, together with 35 prisoners, including three officers.
General Orders 98, W.D., 1919
Home Town: New York, NY

RABORN, JOHN
Private, U.S. Army
Company A, 7th Infantry Regiment, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: June 21, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to John Raborn, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Bois-de-Belleau, France, June 21, 1918. While making his way to a first-aid station after being wounded in five places by machine-gun bullets and shrapnel, he encountered two Germans. His own rifle having been shot away, Private Raborn picked up a rifle lying nearby and shot one of the Germans; and, in a bayonet duel with the other German, killed him also, after he himself had been wounded again during the encounter.
General Orders 81, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Augusta, GA

RACHEK, JOHN
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
104th Infantry Regiment, 26th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 22, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to John Rachek, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Trugny, France, July 22, 1918. Although he had been twice wounded, First Lieutenant Rachek refused to be evacuated and continued on duty with his company during the attack and capture of Trugny under heavy fire until he was incapacitated by a third wound.
General Orders No. No. 130, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Brooklyn, NY

*RADEVICK, RADOVAN
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 Radovan Radevick, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Grand Ballois Farm, France, July 14 - 15, 1918. During an intense shell and gas bombardment, Private Radevick repeatedly volunteered and carried messages and assisted in caring for the wounded at great personal risk.
General Orders No. 32, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Cleveland, OH

RAFALSKY, NIZEL (AKA: ROY NISEL FALLS)
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Sanitary Detachment, 115th Infantry Regiment, 29th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 9 - 12, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Nizel Rafalsky, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Verdun, France, October 9 - 12, 1918. During the drive in which this regiment took part in the vicinity of the Meuse, Sergeant Rafalsky displayed great courage and presence of mind in attending to the wounded, not only of the organization to which he was attached but also of those in adjoining organizations. The exceptionally valuable service performed by this soldier was done under heavy shell and machine-gun fire.
General Orders No. 2, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Baltimore, MD

RAFFINGTON, CHARLES S.
Private, U.S. Army
Medical Department, 2d Engineers, 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: June 2 - 3, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Charles S. Raffington, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Lucy, France, during the day and night of June 2 - 3, 1918. Private Raffington exposed himself to severe and continuous fire beyond the call of duty in order to bring aid to wounded engineers and marines.
General Orders No. 99, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Hutchinson, KS

RAFTER, EDWIN J.
Corporal, 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 Edwin J. Rafter, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action east of Ronssoy, France, September 27, 1918. Corporal Rafter while in command of a flank detachment of which all the members except himself were killed or wounded, remained alone at his post during the entire night, and by his constant rifle fire defeated several attempts of enemy groups to develop an attack on the left of his organization, thus enabling his company to reorganize and consolidate their position. His indomitable courage and devotion to duty set an inspiring example to the men of his company and battalion.
General Orders No. No. 13, W.D., 1923
Home Town: New York, NY

RAGSDALE, IRVING LE NOIS
Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army
356th Infantry Regiment, 89th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 4, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Irving Le Nois Ragsdale, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for repeated acts of extraordinary heroism in action near Beaufort, France, November 4, 1918, and near Laneuville, France, November 6, 1918. Advancing across open ground under intense machine-gun and artillery fire on November 4, 1918, Lieutenant Ragsdale killed an enemy machine-gunner with his automatic pistol. Later he again crossed an open field under terrific machine-gun fire, killing two enemy gunners who were retarding the advance. On November 6, during an intense shell and gas bombardment of Laneuville, he repeatedly exposed himself while assisting the wounded.
General Orders No. 35, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Portland, OR

RAIKOVICH, MATO
Private, U.S. Army
Machine-Gun Company, 18th Infantry Regiment, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 21, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Mato Raikovich, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action south of Soissons, France, July 21, 1918. Private Raikovich assisted in carrying a machine gun forward through intense enemy machine-gun and artillery fire. Placing his machine gun in action, he delivered an effective fire which caused the enemy to abandon the counterattack.
General Orders No. No. 3, W.D., 1921
Home Town: Woodlawn, PA

RAINES, LESTER
Private, U.S. Army
Company C, 309th Machine-Gun Battalion, 78th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 29 - November 2, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Lester Raines, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Grand Pre, France, October 29 to November 2, 1918. During the five days of operations, Private Raines worked without hesitation carrying messages through constant shell fire, and, acting as guide for ration parties, his information at all times proving most valuable and accurate.
General Orders No. 35, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Akron, OH

RALEIGH, WALTER J.
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Company A, 107th Ammunition Train, 32d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 4, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Walter J. Raleigh, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Juvigny, north of Soissons, France, September 4, 1918. During a heavy enemy bombardment a shell burst near two ammunition trucks that were being unloaded at a dump, blowing up one truck and setting fire to the other. Disregarding the warnings of bystanders, Private Raleigh rushed forward, cranked the engine of the burning truck and assisted in backing it to a place of safety while others extinguished the fire. His conspicuous bravery was the means of saving a large quantity of ammunition.
General Orders No. No. 137, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Menasha, WI

RALSTON, SAMUEL J.
First Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company F, 28th Infantry Regiment, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: May 28, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Samuel J. Ralston, First Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Cantigny, France, May 28, 1918. First Sergeant Ralston commanded a platoon of his company, efficiently leading it in the initial attack and inspiring his men to reach their objective, where they dug in. Two runners having been wounded in an attempt to carry back a message calling for the lengthening of our artillery fire, he obtained permission to leave his platoon, volunteered to carry the message, and successfully delivered it to his regimental commander through a heavy German counter-barrage, the pass of the American barrage, and continuous and intense machine-gun fire, by which he was wounded. He repeatedly refused to be evacuated to the rear, though a serious counterattack was in progress, remaining at regimental headquarters until his recovery.
General Orders No. No. 13, W.D., 1923
Home Town: Philadelphia, PA

RAMPSCH, JOHN
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company G, 16th Infantry Regiment, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 19, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to John Rampsch, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Soissons, France, July 19, 1918. During offensive operations near Soissons, Sergeant Rampsch was severely wounded in the neck, but continued to lead his platoon until forced to retire from loss of blood.
General Orders No. 44, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Chicago, IL

*RAMSDELL, RALPH
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company D, 103d Machine-Gun Battalion, 26th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 26, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Ralph Ramsdell, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Marcheville, France, September 26, 1918. Under terrific artillery and machine-gun fire, Corporal Ramsdell displayed exceptional bravery in hunting for machine-gun nests. He was killed while engaged in this hazardous work.
General Orders No. No. 1, W.D., 1926
Home Town: Waterboro, ME

RAMSEY, EARL E.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company G, 353d Infantry Regiment, 89th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 2, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Earl E. Ramsey, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near the Barricourt Woods, France, November 2, 1918. Sergeant Ramsey was leading the first section of a combat platoon when it encountered machine-gun fire of such intensity that the entire advance was threatened. Realizing the gravity of the situation he stepped out into the open ahead of his men in order to direct them more effectively, inspiring them by his bravery. He was seriously wounded a few minutes later.
General Orders 98, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Cedar Vale, KS

RAMSEY, HENRY
(First Award)
First Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company F, 362d Infantry Regiment, 91st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 31, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Henry Ramsey, First Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near the Scheldt River, Belgium, October 31, 1918. When the advance of the front line was held up by fire from a machine-gun nest 300 yards to the front, Sergeant Ramsey, with two others, crossed the open field in the face of fire from enemy artillery, machine-guns and snipers. Charging the nest, they killed two of the crew, wounded two others and captured five, together with the gun.
General Orders No. 46, W.D., 1919
Home Town: New Bedford, MA
Other Award: Distinguished Service Cross w/OLC (WWI)

RAMSEY, HENRY
(Second Award)
First Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company F, 362d Infantry Regiment, 91st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 26 - 29, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Henry Ramsey, First Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action during the Argonne offensive, France, September 26 - 29, 1918. For three days Sergeant Ramsey kept his men well organized, and when he was gassed and severely wounded in the chest, insisted that other men more seriously wounded than he be removed from the field before he would permit anyone to assist him to the dressing station.
General Orders No. 2, W.D., 1919
Home Town: New Bedford, MA
Other Award: Distinguished Service Cross(WWI)

RAMSEY, JAMES R.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company M, 112th Infantry Regiment, 28th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 2, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to James R. Ramsey, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Apremont, France, October 2, 1918. During the attack east of Chene Tondu, when his organization was held up by a strong counterattack, Corporal Ramsey, in command of an automatic rifle squad, kept up harassing fire on the enemy from a position which was under heavy enemy fire. Four members of his squad were disabled and one gun put out of action, but he, single handed, kept up a constant fire with the one remaining gun. His heroic conduct was a material factor in the successful repulse of the enemy.
General Orders No. No. 11, W.D., 1921
Home Town: Grove City, PA

RAND, GEORGE E.
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
353d Infantry Regiment, 89th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 2, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to George E. Rand, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action in Bois-de- Barricourt, France, November 2, 1918. First Lieutenant Rand led his platoon in the face of terrific machine-gun fire, capturing four machine-guns and their crews, thereby facilitating the advance of the command. Over half of his men were either killed or wounded before reaching the objective.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Vasselboro, ME

RANDALL, MOOD A.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company A, 120th Infantry Regiment, 30th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 19, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Mood A. Randall, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Catillon, France, October 19, 1918. When the advance was held up by enemy machine- gun fire, Sergeant Randall volunteered and led his platoon, which consisted of only eight men, under heavy enemy fire, in a successful attack on a machine-gun nest outflanking and putting same out of action, thereby enabling his company to continue advancing.
General Orders 98, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Memphis, TN

RANDALL, SAMUEL J.
Private, U.S. Army
Company L, 108th Infantry Regiment, 27th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 15, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Samuel J. Randall, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near St. Souplet, France, October 15, 1918. Accompanied by an officer and three other soldiers, he made a reconnaissance of the River La Selle, the journey being made under constant heavy machine-gun fire. To secure the desired information it was necessary to wade the stream for the entire distance.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Penn Yan, NY

RANSOM, WARREN A.
Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army
6th Field Artillery, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 18, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Warren A. Ransom, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Missy- aux-Bois, Chaudon, France, July 18, 1918. Lieutenant Ransom accompanied Major John A. Crane, Field Artillery, on a reconnaissance of the enemy's position under intense enemy rifle, machine-gun, and artillery fire; the mission accomplished, Major Crane was seriously wounded while some distance in rear of Lieutenant Ransom and in plain view of the enemy gunners. Lieutenant Ransom returned at once to Major Crane, carried him to a place of comparative shelter, and, despite the heavy enemy fire, sought and found a medical officer, whom he led to the wounded officer. Again leaving shelter he secured a litter and with the assistance of two French soldiers carried the wounded officer to a place of safety.
General Orders No. No. 14, W.D., 1923
Home Town: New York, NY

*RANSON, JOHN O.
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
371st Infantry Regiment, 93d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 30, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to John O. Ranson, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Ardeuil, France, September 30, 1918. When his company was held up by an enemy machine-gun nest, Lieutenant Ranson volunteered and led his platoon in an attack on the position and, while attempting to carry out his mission, was killed.
General Orders No. No. 21, W.D., 1925
Home Town: Huntersville, NC

*RAPP, FRED N.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Machine-Gun Company, 59th Infantry Regiment, 4th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 6, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Fred N. Rapp, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action in the Bois-du-Fays, France, October 6, 1918. While exposed to an exceptionally heavy barrage in the Bois-de-Fay, Corporal Rapp left his shelter and went to the aid of a seriously wounded comrade. He was killed by a fragment, from a high-explosive shell while in the performance of this gallant mission.
General Orders No. 44, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Alexandria, SD

RAPPORT, GEORGE D.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company G, 105th Infantry Regiment, 27th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 17, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to George D. Rapport, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near St. Souplet, France, October 17, 1918. With complete disregard for his own safety Sergeant Rapport attacked, single handed, two enemy machine-gun nests, killing or capturing the crews. The gallantry and devotion to duty thus displayed greatly inspired the men of his regiment.
General Orders No. No. 16, W.D., 1923
Home Town: Gloversville, NY

RASCOE, ROBERT R.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Sanitary Detachment, 120th Infantry Regiment, 30th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 10, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Robert R. Rascoe, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Becquigny, France, October 10, 1918. Going forward to establish an aid post, Sergeant Rascoe, finding that the advance had already started, took his position in the front line and, exposed to terrific fire, cared for the wounded until the medical department was brought up. Later, while bringing up rations, he encountered shell fire and, although wounded and knocked down, he quickly regained his feet and completed his mission.
General Orders No. 26, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Reidsville, NC

*RASMUSSEN, AXEL
Major, U.S. Army
28th Infantry Regiment, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: May 4, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Axel Rasmussen, Major, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Rocquencourt, France, May 4, 1918. Major Rasmussen proceeded to his post of command in spite of heavy bombardment in order to save important papers and while thus engaged was killed by shell fire.
General Orders No. 88, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Sherwood, OR

RASSMUSSEN, CARL
Private, U.S. Army
Company B, 39th Infantry Regiment, 4th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 27, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Carl Rassmussen, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Bois-de-Brieulles, France, September 27, 1918. Private Rassmussen, a company runner, volunteered and made two trips from the post of command of his own regiment to that of the regiment adjoining his own, passing each time more than a thousand yards under intense enemy machine-gun fire.
General Orders 98, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Edinburg, TX

RATCHICK, LUIS
Private, 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 Luis Ratchick, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action northeast of Ronssoy, France, September 27, 1918. During the attack on the Hindenburg line Private Ratchick displayed unusual coolness and bravery when on two occasions he voluntarily carried wounded comrades to a dressing station about 1,500 yards distant and each time returned to his company over a road that was being swept by heavy artillery and machine-gun fire. By his utter disregard of personal danger, Private Ratchick set an example which was of the utmost value to his company then and throughout all of its subsequent engagements.
General Orders No. No. 2, W.D., 1932
Home Town: New York, NY

RATENBURG, HERBERT
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Sanitary Detachment, 101st Machine-gun Battalion, 26th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 22, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Herbert Ratenburg, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action north of Chateau-Thierry, France, July 22, 1918. Although wounded in three places by machine-gun bullets, Sergeant Ratenburg followed the attack and continued his duty, thereby inspiring his comrades.
General Orders No. No. 125, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Manchester, CT

RATKOVICH, PETER
Private, U.S. Army
Company C, 110th Infantry Regiment, 28th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 26, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Peter Ratkovich, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Varennes, France, September 26, 1918. With two other soldiers, Private Ratkovich, on his own initiative, led a charge on an enemy machine-gun nest, and, although severely wounded, pressed forward, wounding three and capturing three of the enemy.
General Orders 71, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Oakland, CA

RAWLINSON, JOHN W.
Private, U.S. Army
Company K, 106th Infantry Regiment, 27th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 28, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to John W. Rawlinson, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Quinne-nont, France, near Ronssoy, France, September 28, 1918. After assisting in repulsing a strong enemy counterattack, Private Rawlinson, with two other soldiers, became separated from his company, due to the heavy fog. Seeing a superior force of the enemy in a trench, they unhesitatingly attacked, and after killing and wounding several of the enemy, they captured numerous prisoners and brought them back to our lines.
General Orders No. 68, W.D., 1920
Home Town: Kingsville, TX

*RAY, JOHN E.
Captain (Medical Corps), 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 John E. Ray, Captain (Medical Corps), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Bellicourt, France, September 29, 1918. Establishing his first-aid station in the front line, Captain Ray advanced with the infantry. He continued on with the troops, caring for the wounded, until he himself was so badly wounded that he was evacuated. He died from his wounds a few days later.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Raleigh, NC

RAY, LEE M.
Sergeant Major, U.S. Army
39th Infantry Regiment, 4th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: August 5, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Lee M. Ray, Sergeant Major, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near St. Thibaut, France, August 5, 1918. Sergeant Major Ray (then a corporal clerk of headquarters) volunteered and delivered important operations messages to the French regiments attacking on the left flank of the 39th Infantry. He made his way for about one and one- half miles through heavy artillery, machine-gun and sniping fire, parallel to the enemy's line, located the French headquarters, and delivered the message in time to stop flanking attacks by the enemy.
General Orders No. 44, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Philadelphia, PA

RAYKMAN, ROY
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Battery A, 151st Field Artillery, 42d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 26, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Roy Raykman, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near the Cote-de- Chatillon, France, October 26, 1918. During a heavy bombardment of his ammunition train, when one man and twelve horses were killed and several men wounded, Sergeant Raykman displayed coolness and quick judgment in cutting loose the dead horses and straightening out the train. He then returned through the shell fire and searched in the darkness until he found all the wounded.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Clam Falls, WI

RAYMOND, FRANK H.
Corporal, 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 Frank H. Raymond, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Romagne, France, October 14, 1918. In the attack on Cote Dame Marie, the 126th Infantry was held up owing to intense machine-gun fire and grenades. Corporal Raymond 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. 21, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Freemont, MI

RAYNER, IRA C.
Sergeant, 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 Ira C. Rayner, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Nonsard, France, September 12, 1918. Although under fire for the first time and very ill with a high fever, Sergeant Rayner took charge of the platoon after the platoon leader had been killed, and effectively directed it for two days, in spite of his physical condition, refusing to be evacuated until in a state of collapse.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Hollandale, MS

REACH, HARRY B.
Private, U.S. Army
Company K, 110th Infantry Regiment, 28th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 27, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Harry B. Reach, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Varennes, France, September 27, 1918. Acting as a company runner Private Reach voluntarily carried numerous messages under heavy machine-gun fire, displaying marked courage and devotion to duty.
General Orders 98, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Penns Grove, NJ

*READ, JOHN J.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company C, 315th Infantry Regiment, 79th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 5, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to John J. Read, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Molleville Farm, north of Verdun, France, November 5, 1918. Sergeant Read led the advance of his platoon through heavy enemy fire in the attack against a strongly held enemy position. Although cut off from his company he continued to advance until mortally wounded. Prior to the performance of the above act he distinguished himself by volunteering to conduct and conducting ration details over routes exposed to heavy artillery fire.
General Orders No. 72, W.D., 1920
Home Town: Philadelphia, PA

READ, ROSS E.
Private, U.S. Army
Company D, 1st Engineers, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: May 28, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Ross E. Read, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Cantigny, France, May 28, 1918. Private Read voluntarily went forward over an area swept by machine-gun fire to the aid of a wounded comrade, who was entangled in barbed wire. He worked in a perilously exposed position until he extricated his companion and carried him to safety.
General Orders No. 32, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Portland, OR

RECKTENWALD, JACOB
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company C, 315th Infantry Regiment, 79th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 7 - 10, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Jacob Recktenwald, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Gibercy, France, November 7 - 10, 1918. On the night of November 7, Sergeant Recktenwald risked his own life in heavy artillery fire, going from shell hole to shell hole helping his wounded comrades. On November 10 he distributed rations to the men of his company under shell and machine-gun fire.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Philadelphia, PA

RED, HAROLD D.
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 Harold D. Red, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near the Bois-de- Bantheville, France, October 30, 1918. Under heavy shell fire, Corporal Red crawled 200 meters to a shell hole in order to draw a sketch of the enemy's position.
General Orders No. 44, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Chicago, IL

REDEKER, PAUL W.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company M, 125th Infantry Regiment, 32d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 31, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Paul W. Redeker, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Sergy, northeast of Chateau-Thierry, France, July 31, 1918. Corporal Redeker twice volunteered to carry messages from company headquarters to the battalion post of command through heavy machine-gun fire and artillery barrage. He assisted in gathering the elements of the company together after the assault. He volunteered for every dangerous duty and in broad daylight, in full sight of the enemy, dragged wounded to places of shelter.
General Orders No. No. 117, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Manistique, MI

REDICK, FRED C.
Captain, U.S. Army
146th Infantry Regiment, 37th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 26, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Fred C. Redick, Captain, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Montfaucon, France, September 26, 1918. Severely wounded in the head and leg while leading his company, Captain Redick refused to go to the rear, though he was ordered to do so by the battalion commander and attending surgeon, continuing in the attack and inspiring his men by his conspicuous bravery.
General Orders No. 59, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Wooster, OH

*REDWOOD, GEORGE B.
(First Award)
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
28th Infantry Regiment, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: March 28, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to George B. Redwood, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Seicheprey, France, March 28, 1918. With great daring First Lieutenant Redwood led a patrol of our men into a dangerous portion of the enemy trenches, where the patrol surrounded a party nearly double their own strength, captured a greater number than themselves, drove off an enemy rescuing party, and made their way back to our lines with four prisoners, from whom valuable information was taken.
General Orders No. 27, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Baltimore, MD
Other Award: Distinguished Service Cross w/OLC (WWI)

*REDWOOD, GEORGE B.
(Second Award)
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
28th Infantry Regiment, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: May 28, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to George B. Redwood, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Cantigny, France, May 28, 1918. First Lieutenant Redwood conducted himself fearlessly to obtain information of the enemy's action, Although wounded, he volunteered to reconnoiter the enemy's line, which was reported to be under consolidation. While making a sketch of the German position on this mission he was under heavy fire, and continued his work after being fatally wounded until it was completed. The injuries sustained at this time caused his death.
General Orders No. 27, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Baltimore, MD
Other Award: Distinguished Service Cross (WWI)

REECE, BRAZILLA CARROL
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
102d Infantry Regiment, 26th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 23 - 28, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Brazilla Carrol Reece, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action in the Bois d'Ormont, France, October 23 - 28, 1918. In leading his company through four successful actions, Lieutenant Reece was twice thrown violently to the ground and rendered unconscious by bursting shells, but upon recovering consciousness he immediately reorganized his scattered command and consolidated his position. On several occasions, under heavy enemy machine-gun fire, he crawled far in advance of his front line and rescued wounded men who had taken refuge in shell holes.
General Orders No. 46, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Butler, TN

REED, ALBERT J.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Headquarters Company, 147th Field Artillery, 32d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: August 30, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Albert J. Reed, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Juvigny, north of Soissons, France, August 30, 1918. While stationed in an observation post which was heavily bombarded with gas and high-explosive shells, Corporal Reed assisted in carrying to the rear through this heavy fire another member of the party who was seriously wounded, it being possible to proceed only by going from one shell hole to another. After accomplishing this mission he returned to his post of duty under the same severe fire.
General Orders No. 20, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Davis, CA

REED, CECIL E.
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Company E, 353d Infantry Regiment, 89th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 2, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Cecil E. Reed, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Barricourt, France, November 2, 1918, When the advance of his platoon was held up by severe machine-gun fire, Private Reed left cover, advanced across open ground and opened fire on the enemy nest with rifle grenades. After twice returning to obtain more grenades, he succeeded with a well-directed shot in driving the enemy crew from the nest, whereupon they were killed by other members of his company.
General Orders 66, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Stratton, NE

*REED, EDGAR F.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company E, 61st Infantry Regiment, 5th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 14 - 16, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Edgar F. Reed, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Bois-des-Rappes, France, October 14 - 16, 1918, and at Aincreville, France, October 31 and November 2, 1918. On October 16 Sergeant Reed made his way through the German line, carrying a wounded companion. Although wounded and burned by mustard gas, he remained on duty, refusing to be evacuated. On October 31, he volunteered and materially assisted in the holding of Aincreville while the defense was organized. On November 2 he received a wound from which he later died, but he remained at his post acting as sniper for four hours.
General Orders No. 20, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Kokomo, IN

REED, GEORGE
Cook, U.S. Army
Company G, 145th Infantry Regiment, 37th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 1, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to George Reed, Cook, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Eyne, Belgium, November 1, 1918. After the remainder of his company had withdrawn, Cook Reed crossed the Scheldt River alone, under terrific artillery and machine-gun fire, and rescued a wounded comrade.
General Orders No. 59, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Norwalk, OH

*REED, GLENN M.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company B, 355th Infantry Regiment, 89th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 13, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Glenn M. Reed, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Beney, France, September 13, 1918. Sergeant Reed voluntarily left shelter and passed through a heavy barrage to assist a wounded comrade who was unable to reach shelter by himself. As a result of this heroic action, he was killed.
General Orders No. No. 129, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Grant, NE

REED, RAYMOND E.
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Company F, 108th Infantry Regiment, 27th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 29, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Raymond E. Reed, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Ronssoy, France, September 29, 1918. With great courage Private First Class Reed went through heavy machine-gun and shell fire to the rescue of two wounded soldiers, whom he carried to our lines after dressing their injuries.
General Orders No. No. 143, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Medina, NY

REED, WASHINGTON
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
1st Battalion, 60th Infantry Regiment, 5th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 25, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Washington Reed, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Pont-a-Mousson, France, September 25, 1918. Wounded severely in the knee while leading his company in action, Lieutenant Reed refused first aid and continued to his objective 500 yards away. Here he organized the position under intense shell fire by the enemy. When ordered to withdraw, he used the stretcher, which had been sent for him, to carry back a dead soldier of his company.
General Orders No. 44, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Wayne, PA

REES, JOHN
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company M, 361st Infantry Regiment, 91st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 29, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to John Rees, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Gesnes, France, September 29, 1918. Sergeant Rees fearlessly led his platoon in the face of a murderous fire in an attack on a machine-gun nest, and by his personal example contributed largely to the success of the attack by his platoon.
General Orders No. 20, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Ellensburg, WA

REESE, HAROLD L.
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
30th Infantry Regiment, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 15, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Harold L. Reese, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Mezy, France, July 15, 1918. During the unprecedented artillery bombardment preparatory to the great German offensive of July 15, Lieutenant Reese maintained liaison between different signal units by visiting the positions during the bombardment. It seemed utterly impossible for runners to venture through this fire, yet Lieutenant Reese voluntarily led a detail through the barrage and thus established communication, also encouraging his men to greater efforts.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Mahoney City, PA

REESE, JOHN D.
Private, U.S. Army
Company L, 142d Infantry Regiment, 36th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 27, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to John D. Reese, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Roche, France, October 27, 1918. Though he was suffering from illness and had been told to go to the rear, Private Reese for three days remained on duty as a runner, and, when almost exhausted, went forward with his company in attack, voluntarily accompanying a liaison patrol on a dangerous mission.
General Orders No. 44, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Farwell, TX

REESE, JOHN E.
Sergeant, 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 E. Reese, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Audenarde, Belgium, November 1, 1918. Sergeant Reese 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, advancing two kilometers in front of our own outposts and beyond those of the enemy.
General Orders No. 15, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Butte, MT

REESE, WILLIAM
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 William Reese, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Romagne, France, October 11, 1918. Private Reese displayed exceptional courage in repeatedly crossing an area swept by machine-gun and shell fire to carry messages to battalion headquarters after other soldiers had been killed or wounded in attempting the same mission.
General Orders 64, W.D., 1919
Home Town: San Saba, TX

*REEVE, CHARLES B.
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
23d Infantry Regiment, 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 3 - 9, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Charles B. Reeve, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near St. Etienne, France, October 3 - 9, 1918. After his battalion commander had become a casualty, Lieutenant Reeve assumed command, and showed exceptional dash and skill in attack. When his battalion had been halted by heavy machine-gun fire, he commanded and led a charge through an open field, gaining his objective. It was during this charge that he was killed.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Plymouth, IN

REEVES, JAMES H.
Colonel, U.S. Army
353d Infantry Regiment, 89th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 12 - 13, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to James H. Reeves, Colonel, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near St. Mihiel, France, September 12 - 13,1918. On the opening day of the St. Mihiel offensive. Colonel Reeves placed himself at the head of the assaulting battalion and personally led the advance from the inception of the attack until the fourth objective was reached. He was constantly exposed to artillery, machine-gun and rifle fire, and, by his total disregard for personal danger, furnished an inspiring example to his men. On the following day he rallied a battalion of another regiment, which had become disorganized and was retreating. Under heavy artillery fire he reorganized it and sent it forward again at a critical juncture in the attack.
General Orders 87, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Centre, AL

*REGAN, JOHN M.
Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army
128th Infantry Regiment, 32d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: August 1, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to John M. Regan, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Cierges, France, August 1, 1918. Mortally wounded by enemy fire while leading his platoon, Second Lieutenant Regan remained at the head of his men till he collapsed. He set an example of coolness and fortitude to his command, encouraging them by word and action.
General Orders 74, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Boise, ID

REGGIARDO, ANTONIO
Sergeant, 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 Antonio Reggiardo, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Waereghem, Belgium, October 31, 1918. Sergeant Reggiardo, then corporal, voluntarily went forward with a squad of men to combat hostile machine-gun nests, which had held up the advance of four companies. After the squad leader had been killed he took command and, directing a heavy fire of automatic rifles and rifle grenades, he drove back the advance German posts and cleared the way for the further progress of his company.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Martinez, CA

REICH, LOUIS B.
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
128th Infantry Regiment, 32d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: August 1, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Louis B. Reich, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Cierges, France, August 1, 1918. Lieutenant Reich voluntarily went forward and exposed himself in order to draw the enemy machine-gun fire so as to locate their position. He succeeded in ascertaining their positions and while returning to his front line he was hit and severely wounded by a shell fragment; but refusing to be evacuated, he returned to his organization and remained in action throughout the engagement.
General Orders 98, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Fort Atkinson, WI

REID, ALLISON W.
Private, U.S. Army
Company A, 2d Engineers, 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 8 - 9, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Allison W. Reid, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Medeah Ferme, France, October 8 - 9, 1918. Engaged as runner, Private Reid constantly carried messages through a sector which was under intense shell and machine-gun fire and infested with sniper fire.
General Orders No. 44, W.D., 1919
Home Town: San Leandro, CA

REID, GEORGE B.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Battery A, 151st Field Artillery, 42d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 15, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to George B. Reid, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Suippes, France, July 15, 1918. While acting as gunner, during the firing of a barrage, Corporal Reid was shot through the arm by an enemy machine-gun from an aeroplane, but although serious wounded, he continued to fire his gun throughout the barrage. He was then evacuated in an exhausted condition.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Minneapolis, MN

REID, JOSEPH W.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company I, 116th Infantry Regiment, 29th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 15, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Joseph W. Reid, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action in Bois-de- la-Grande-Montagne, France, October 15, 1918. When his platoon was held up by machine-gun fire, Corporal Reid fearlessly led them forward and captured machine-guns and prisoners. He later organized and consolidated the position won.
General Orders No. 35, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Winchester, VA

REID, THOMAS C.
Captain, U.S. Army
38th Infantry Regiment, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 15, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Thomas C. Reid, Captain, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Moulin, France, July 15, 1918. During a strong enemy attack on his company sector, Captain Reid fearlessly exposed himself to heavy fire in order to direct the fire of his men. He personally led two counterattacks upon the enemy, breaking up their attack and forcing them to retire. Due to this gallantry, his company, notwithstanding its heavy losses, decisively defeated an enemy grenadier regiment and forced it to retire across the Marne.
General Orders No. No. 24, W.D., 1920
Home Town: Demopolis, AL

*REID, WILLIAM R.
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
307th Infantry Regiment, 77th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: August 27, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to William R. Reid, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Chateau-de-Diable, France, August 27, 1918. Lieutenant Reid, while on duty as battalion adjutant, voluntarily led a small patrol into woods held by the enemy to ascertain the source of heavy machine-gun fire which stopped the advance of his battalion. In the performance of this courageous act he was killed by enemy machine-gun fire.
General Orders No. 32, W.D., 1919
Home Town: New York, NY

*REIFIN, ABE
Private, U.S. Army
Company H, 28th Infantry Regiment, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 14, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Abe Reifin, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near the Meuse River, France, October 14, 1918. Private Reifin displayed exceptional courage in volunteering and going over open ground through direct artillery and machine-gun fire. Upon returning be again volunteered to pass the same heavy fire in order to. establish liaison between his platoon and company. He lost his life in attempting this hazardous mission.
General Orders 89, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Cincinnati, OH

REILLEY, CHARLES R.
Sergeant First Class, U.S. Army
Company F, 316th Engineers, 91st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 1 & 10, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Charles R. Reilley, Sergeant First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Audenarde, Belgium, November 1, and November 10, 1918. On November 1 Sergeant Reilley voluntarily accompanied a patrol into the city of Audenarde, when it was still occupied by the enemy, obtaining important data on destroyed bridges and attacking an enemy patrol three times the number. He also captured a German spy while the latter was attempting to escape. On this same day he forced a sniper to cover, thus saving the life of his captain, who was about to be fired upon. On November 10 he swam the Escaut River, braving the fire of enemy snipers on the opposite bank, and tied a rope to an enemy barrel bridge, thereby making a crossover for the infantry.
General Orders No. 44, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Jumbo town, CO

REILLEY, THOMAS T.
Captain, U.S. Army
165th Infantry Regiment, 42d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 27 - August 1, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Thomas T. Reilley, Captain, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Villers-sur-Fere, France, on July 27 to August 1, 1918. Wounded and ordered to the rear, Captain Reilley nevertheless remained with his men in an exposed and dangerous position, which it was necessary to hold, His presence and example held his company fast against continuous fire.
General Orders No. 99, W.D., 1918
Home Town: New York, NY

REILLY, ARCHIBALD F.
Private, U.S. Army
Company C, 165th Infantry Regiment, 42d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 15, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Archibald F. Reilly, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Landres et St. Georges, France, October 15, 1918. Private Reilly, with one other soldier, went to the aid of a wounded comrade who was lying about 50 yards in advance of our lines, in plain view of enemy gunners and snipers, and carried him through machine-gun and shell fire to a place of safety.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Richmond Hill, Long Island, NY

REILLY, MICHAEL
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company G, 16th Infantry Regiment, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 18, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Michael Reilly, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Soissons, France, July 18, 1918. After being wounded Sergeant Reilly remained with his squad and continued to lead it in action until he was again seriously wounded two days later.
General Orders 98, W.D., 1919
Home Town: San Francisco, CA

REILLY, THOMAS L.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company D, 21st Machine-Gun Battalion, 7th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 1, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Thomas L. Reilly, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Vieville, France, November 1, 1918. During a heavy barrage of high-explosive and gas shells Corporal Reilly assisted an officer to give first aid to a wounded officer and two soldiers after the platoon had withdrawn from that position. He went to the rear for medical aid and passed through the barrage the second time as he returned.
General Orders No. 46, W.D., 1919
Home Town: New York, NY

REINHARD, FRED W.
Private, U.S. Army
Company I, 30th Infantry Regiment, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 15, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Fred W. Reinhard, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action in the Bois d'Aigremont, France, July 15, 1918. Private Reinhard carried messages during a heavy German barrage until he was seriously wounded, when he showed great fortitude, his one thought being that his message must be delivered.
General Orders No. 32, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Spring City, PA

REINHOLDT, ROLAND R.
Captain, U.S. Army
138th Infantry Regiment, 35th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 26, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Roland R. Reinholdt, Captain, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Cheppy, France, September 26, 1918. Sent forward with two platoons on a reconnaissance mission, Captain Reinholdt encountered the enemy in force, but effected the capture of 13 Germans, including an officer. He then held the position he had seized for three hours, although subjected to fire, that rendered three-fourths of his men casualties, until French tanks arrived, when, with the remnants of his platoon, he attacked and captured machine-gun nests inaccessible to the tanks. The stubborn resistance to enemy attacks which he maintained was one of the deciding factors in the fight.
General Orders 66, W.D., 1919
Home Town: St. Louis, MO

REITER, CHARLES
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company H, 111th Infantry Regiment, 28th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 1 & 8, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Charles Reiter, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Apremont, France, October 1, 1918. Sergeant Reiter and a companion exposed themselves to heavy machine-gun fire and advanced in front of our lines to assist a wounded soldier to a place of safety. In the attack on Hill 244, on October 8, 1918, after the officers had become casualties he assumed command of a unit and displayed unusual ability and leadership, until severely wounded.
General Orders No. No. 53, W.D., 1920
Home Town: Pittsburgh, PA

REITERMAN, FRANK
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company E, 26th Infantry Regiment, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 18, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Frank Reiterman, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Soissons, France, July I8, 1918. As leader of a platoon, Sergeant Reiterman attacked a machine-gun nest, captured several guns, and held his position against vigorous counterattacks.
General Orders No. No. 132, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Louisville, KY

RENICK, FRED A.
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Section No. 598, Ambulance Service, A.E.F.
Date of Action: April 4, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Fred A. Renick, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Beauvois, France, on April 4, 1918. Private First Class Renick was ordered to drive his ambulance to a dressing station. The road over which it was necessary to pass was under continuous shell fire. On his way to the dressing station he received a slight wound. In spite of the wound, which was dressed at a dressing station, he resumed his post, and on the return trip a shell struck his car, seriously wounding him and killing his passenger.
General Orders No. No. 129, W.D., 1918
Home Town: St. Louis, MO

RENSHAW, LEONARD A.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company I, 115th Infantry Regiment, 29th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 10 - 29, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Leonard A. Renshaw, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at le-Bois-Plat-Chene, France, October 10 - 29, 1918. During the advance of the 3d Battalion, Corporal Renshaw was placed in charge of the battalion liaison group. He not only managed the battalion with skill, but repeatedly carried messages through shell and machine-gun fire. Although several times gassed during the succeeding operations, he continued his duties, showing utter disregard for his personal safety.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Princess Anne, MD

RENTFRO, CHARLES C.
First Lieutenant (Medical Corps), U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 109th Infantry Regiment, 26th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 15 - 18, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Charles C. Rentfro, First Lieutenant (Medical Corps), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at St. Agnan, France, July 15 - 18, 1918. First Lieutenant Rentfro went without sleep in order to care for the wounded, and performed his work fearlessly without shelter under continuous bombardment.
General Orders No. 99, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Chicago, IL

RESSEGUIE, HAROLD D.
Captain, U.S. Army
311th Infantry Regiment, 78th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 1, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Harold D. Resseguie, Captain, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Grand Pre, France, November 1, 1918. Although his wrist was shattered and he was suffering from severe machine-gun wounds, Captain Resseguie continued to direct operations for several hours, refusing to be evacuated until all the other wounded had received attention. After reaching the dressing station, although suffering intense pain, he gave full tactical information to his successor.
General Orders No. 44, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Watertown, NY

RETTMAN, LOUIE
First Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company B, 30th Infantry Regiment, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 15, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Louie Rettman, First Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Crezancy, France, July 15, 1918. After company officers had become casualties, Sergeant Rettman reorganized the remnants of the company and took and held an important position against strong enemy attacks. His company commander having been left wounded in advance of the new line, Sergeant Rettman exposed himself to heavy fire in order to carry him to shelter.
General Orders No. No. 24, W.D., 1920
Home Town: Hutchinson, MN

REX, NEWTON
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company F, 146th Infantry Regiment, 37th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 27, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Newton Rex, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Montfaucon, France, September 27, 1918. Leading a patrol of 12 men from his own and another company, Corporal Rex encountered 35 of the enemy in a ravine. Under terrific enfilading fire from seven machine-guns, he led an attack on the enemy in which five of the latter were killed and 15 captured, together with seven machine-guns.
General Orders No. 59, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Bowling Green, OH

REXROTH, HARRY J.
Private First Class, U.S. Army
364th Ambulance Company, 316th Sanitary Train, 91st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 1 - 4, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Harry J. Rexroth, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Audenarde, Belgium, November 1 - 4, 1918. Private Rexroth repeatedly showed utter disregard for his safety in establishing and maintaining liaison between advanced dressing stations and battalion aid stations and in searching the battlefields for wounded, passing over areas under heavy fire from enemy artillery, machine-guns and snipers. On November 4 he entered the town of Audenarde while it was under terrific bombardment, made a thorough search for wounded, and later accompanied ambulances back into the town to evacuate the wounded.
General Orders No. 15, W.D., 1919
Home Town: National, WA

REYNOLDS, EUGENE C.
Private, U.S. Army
Company K, 106th Infantry Regiment, 27th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 28, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Eugene C. Reynolds, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Quinnemont Farm, near Ronssoy, France, September 28, 1918. After assisting in repulsing a strong enemy counterattack, Private Reynolds, with two other soldiers, became separated from his company, due to the heavy fog. Seeing a superior force of the enemy in a trench, they unhesitatingly attacked, and after killing and wounding several of the enemy, they captured numerous prisoners and brought them back to our lines.
General Orders No. 68, W.D., 1920
Home Town: Brooklyn, NY

REYNOLDS, FRANK J.
Private, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 28th Infantry Regiment, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: May 28 - 30, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Frank J. Reynolds, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action during the fight at Cantigny, France, on May 28 - 30, 1918. While acting as stretcher bearer, Private Reynolds constantly and fearlessly exposed himself to artillery and machine-gun fire to succor the wounded, frequently on his own initiative, when he might have remained in security himself.
General Orders No. 99, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Lee, MA

*REYNOLDS, PATRICK
Private, U.S. Army
Company H, 165th Infantry Regiment, 42d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 30, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Patrick Reynolds, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Villers-sur- Fere, France, on July 30, 1918. Private Reynolds was killed when he went out alone in the face of enemy machine-gun fire in a heroic effort to capture an enemy machine-gun nest.
General Orders 88, W.D., 1919
Home Town: New York, NY

REYNOLDS, WILLIAM G.
Captain, U.S. Army
23d Infantry Regiment, 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 4, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to William G. Reynolds, Captain, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near St. Etienne, France, October 4, 1918. After Captain Reynolds had been severely wounded by a shell, he managed by a supreme effort to regain sufficient consciousness to acquaint his successor with the necessary information for the continuance of the struggle. His courage, under such great agony, set a most wonderful example for his men.
General Orders No. 46, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Berryville, VA

RHEA, JAMES C.
Colonel (Cavalry), U.S. Army
Chief of Staff, 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 9, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to James C. Rhea, Colonel (Cavalry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near St. Etienne, France, October 9, 1918. Colonel Rhea, with Lieutenant Le Pelletier de Woillemont, French Army, voluntarily undertook an important reconnaissance under hazardous circumstances during the Masif Blanc Mont operations at a time when accurate information concerning our advanced positions was greatly needed and could not be obtained from other sources. In an automobile, whose conspicuous appearance drew the concentrated fire of enemy artillery and machine-guns, they proceeded one mile across open ground to the town of St. Etienne, where our troops were in contact with the enemy. Under fire these two officers reconnoitered the front lines, locating the position of the enemy as well as that of the French units on the flank, and returned across the open with complete, reliable, and timely information of the highest military value in subsequent operations.
General Orders No. No. 120, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Strawn, TX

RHODES, NELLUS A.
Second Lieutenant, 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 Nellus A. Rhodes, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Fismette, France, August 9, 1918. When the town had been taken by his battalion in the morning and was being held at night against terrific counterattacks in which our troops were engaged most of the time in desperate hand-to-hand combat, Lieutenant Rhodes, although a member of the battalion intelligence section, when into the most dangerous places and by his splendid courage bolstered the morale of the other members of the command, who were being hard pressed by enemy troops who had gained entrance to the town. Learning that the enemy was coming through t he back of a building, he bravely entered it, killing four of the enemy, and retained possession of the building. With five or six stragglers, he crossed and re-crossed a street swept by hostile machine-gun fire and prevented the enemy from filtering through a hole which they had blown in the wall of the building. His courageous actions were an inspiration to his comrades in the desperate fighting.
General Orders No. 9, W.D., 1923
Home Town: Meadville, PA

RHODES, ROBERT ALLEN
Private, U.S. Army
Company M, 103d Infantry Regiment, 26th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 20 & 22, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Robert Allen Rhodes, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Chateau-Thierry, France, July 20 and 22, 1918. East of Belleau Wood Private Rhodes continually carried messages under heavy machine-gun fire while acting as a runner. On July 22, near Epieds, he crossed an open gap swept by machine-gun fire in order to deliver an important message, and later was a voluntary member of a patrol which rescued wounded under fire from advanced positions.
General Orders No. No. 125, W.D., 1918
Home Town: St. Joseph, MO

RICE, CARL C.
Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army
5th Machine-Gun Battalion, 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: June 6, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Carl C. Rice, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action on June 6, 1918, near Chateau-Thierry, France. In command of a machine-gun section, Second Lieutenant Rice was wounded soon after the advance began, but refused to have his wound dressed for fear it would delay the movement. He bravely continued to lead the section until he fell from exhaustion.
General Orders No. 99, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Rolla, MO

RICE, ELMER V.
Private, U.S. Army
Company L, 30th Infantry Regiment, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 15, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Elmer V. Rice, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action in the Bois d'Aigremont, France, July 15, 1918. During the intense artillery fire preceding the German attack of July 15, after another runner had been sent with a message from the battalion post of command and had been unable to get through the wood, which was being heavily bombarded, Private Rice volunteered for this seemingly impossible mission and successfully accomplished it. Throughout the night he declined to take cover, but continued to search for wounded men, exposing himself to the heaviest fire.
General Orders No. 46, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Midland, MI

RICE, JAMES T.
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Company C, 8th Field Signal Battalion, 4th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 28 & October 11 - 13, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to James T. Rice, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near the Bois-du-Fays, France, September 29, 1918, and in the Bois-de-Malaumont, France, October 11 - 13,1918. While at work with a group of men maintaining telephone communication, Private Rice went out under heavy fire and carried to shelter a comrade who had been wounded by a bursting shell, returning immediately and repairing breaks in the line. During the action in the Bois-de- Malaumont, he repeatedly exposed himself to heavy artillery and machine-gun fire in order to maintain telephone lines for the infantry, displaying remarkable courage.
General Orders 89, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Seattle, WA

RICE, MALCOLM
Captain, U.S. Army
16th Infantry Regiment, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 1 - 8, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Malcolm Rice, Captain, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Exermont, France, October 1 - 8, 1918. During the advance of October 1 - 8, Captain Rice was severely gassed, and, although suffering greatly from the effects, he remained with his company for four days, after which he was forced to evacuate on account of temporary blindness.
General Orders No. 46, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Paintsville, KY

RICE, MATTHEW GEORGE
Corporal, 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 George Rice, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Landres-et-St. Georges, France, October 15, 1918. While acting as a runner Corporal Rice delivered a message from the regimental commander to the commander of the assault battalion, crossing a level field swept by intense machine-gun and artillery fire, and though severely wounded returned with a message to the regimental commander who stated that all the runners had been killed or wounded and that he desired to send another message to the battalion commander. Private Rice promptly volunteered to carry the message and in accomplishing his mission was again wounded; notwithstanding which fact he again crossed the fire-swept zone and delivered a return message to the regimental commander. Private Rice was then carried from the field.
General Orders No. No. 15, W.D., 1923
Home Town: New York, NY

RICE, WILLIAM M.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company E, 115th Infantry Regiment, 29th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 9, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to William M. Rice, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action in Consenvoye Woods, France, October 9, 1918. Seeing a good position in advance of the lines, Corporal Rice took his automatic rifle and crawled through machine-gun fire to this place, where he established an automatic-rifle post and called on his squad to follow him. An enemy counterattack was eventually broken up at this point and the line was thereby advanced to a more advantageous position.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: North East, MD

RICHARDS, CALVIN D.
Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army
26th Infantry Regiment, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 9, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Calvin D. Richards, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Verdun, France, October 9, 1918. While defending a hill, Lieutenant Richards, with seven machine-gunners, beat off an enemy attack of greatly superior numbers, after a hand-to-hand encounter with pistols and grenades. Although his small force suffered four casualties, he still continued to defend the hill, an important tactical point for his division.
General Orders No. 21, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Morganfield, KY

RICHARDS, ELMER PRESTON
Private, U.S. Army
Company D, 354th Infantry Regiment, 89th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 18, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Elmer Preston Richards, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Xammes, France, September 18, 1918. Knowing that, on account of the intense shelling, it would be impossible to supply the men in the front line with rations, Private Richards, in a wounded condition, procured a quantity of rations, and, carrying them to the line through heavy shell fire, personally distributed to each man a portion.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Moundville, MO

*RICHARDS, JAMES N. C.
Captain, 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 N. C. Richards, Captain, U.S. Army, for valorous leadership throughout the attack near Soissons, France, on July 18, 1918. France. Captain Richards was killed while charging enemy machine-guns at the head of his command on July 19.
General Orders No. No. 132, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Riverton, VA

*RICHARDS, SAMSON
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company H, 167th Infantry Regiment, 42d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 14, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Samson Richards, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Landres-et-St. Georges, France, October 14, 1918. When his platoon had become scattered during an attack and his platoon commander had been killed, Corporal Richards, although himself seriously wounded, reorganized the platoon under heavy shell and machine-gun fire and turned the platoon over to the nest in command ready for the assault before he permitted himself to be evacuated, thereby setting to his associated an example of utter disregard for danger and remarkable coolness and courage in the face of the enemy.
General Orders No. No. 131, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Sanger, CA

RICHARDS, THADDIS R.
Bugler, U.S. Army
Company B, 117th Infantry Regiment, 30th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 29, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Thaddis R. Richards, Bugler, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Bellicourt, France, September 29, 1918. During the very thickest of the fighting Bugler Richards, assisted by another soldier, attacked two enemy machine-gun positions, killing the gunners and capturing the guns, thus allowing the further advance of his company.
General Orders No. 44, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Maryville, TN

RICHARDS, WALTER A
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 Walter A Richards, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near St. Juvin, France, October 11, 1918. Leading his platoon in attack, Lieutenant Richards was subjected to fierce and devastating fire of enemy artillery and machine-guns. Although he himself was wounded and 90 per cent of his platoon made casualties, he continued to press forward until he was felled by machine-gun fire after reaching the foremost position of the entire action.
General Orders No. 46, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Clifton Station, VA

RICHARDSON, CHARLES E.
Private, U.S. Army
Company I, 104th Infantry Regiment, 26th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 21, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Charles E. Richardson, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action east of Belleau, France, July 21, 1918. Under the leadership of an officer, Private Richardson and Private Joseph R. Huntley charged a machine-gun nest, captured two guns, and killed or captured 12 men.
General Orders No. No. 125, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Wakefield, MA

RICHARDSON, CHARLES M.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company C, 112th Infantry Regiment, 28th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: August 9, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Charles M. Richardson, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Fismette, France, August 9, 1918. Sergeant Richardson volunteered to go out in the open, with a comrade, under hostile machine-gun fire to rescue a wounded soldier. As they were carrying the later to shelter, he was again struck by a machine gun bullet and killed, and the companion also being wounded, was dragged to safety by Sergeant Richardson.
General Orders 98, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Bradford, PA

RICHARDSON, JOHN B.
Major, U.S. Army
306th Machine-Gun Battalion, 77th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: August 21, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to John B. Richardson, Major, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Ville-Savoye, France, August 21, 1918. When the advance on the Tannerio by a company of the 308th Infantry was being held up by a heavy hostile fire, Major Richardson, then commanding the 306th Machine Gun Battalion, which had a platoon of machine guns supporting the attack, seeing that the attacking troops were wavering on account of an inexperienced leader and under a heavy hostile fire, with great gallantry and the utmost disregard of personal danger, took command of the company and led it through heavy artillery and machine-gun fire to its objective, which was captured and later consolidated by a skillful disposition of machine guns under his direction.
General Orders No. No. 56, W.D., 1922
Home Town: Woodville, MS

RICHEY, WILLIAM R., JR.
Captain, U.S. Army
371st Infantry Regiment, 93d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 29 - 30, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to William R. Richey, Jr., Captain, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Ardeuil, France, September 29 - 30, 1918. Although badly gassed during the night of September 28, Captain Richey nevertheless remained in command of his company and with utter disregard of personal danger, twice led it in the attack on successive days and was not evacuated until completely exhausted on September 30, 1918.
General Orders No. No. 49, W.D., 1922
Home Town: laurens, SC

RICHFORD, ALBERT F.
Wagoner, U.S. Army
Supply Company, 165th Infantry Regiment, 42d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 30, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Albert F. Richford, Wagoner, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Nonsard, France, September 30, 1918. Wagoner Richford was severely wounded by a shell fragment while driving a wagon containing rations and other supplies for his regiment over a heavily shelled road, but, disregarding his wounds, remained in charge of his wagon until the mission had been accomplished.
General Orders No. 35, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Brooklyn, NY

*RICHMAN, HENRY C.
Private, U.S. Army
Company M, 23d Infantry Regiment, 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 1 - 2, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Henry C. Richman, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Vaux, France, July 1 - 2, 1918. Private Richman moved through heavy woods alone under heavy machine-gun fire, flanking dug-outs, from which 12 German prisoners were taken. In the action of July 16 - 19, 1918, near Soissons, France, while showing the same fearless qualities, he was killed.
General Orders No. 99, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Laporte, IN

RICHMOND, LLOYD
Private, U.S. Army
139th Ambulance Company, 110th Sanitary Train, 35th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 29, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Lloyd Richmond, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Chaudron Farm, France, September 29, 1918. After the infantry had been withdrawn, Private Richmond voluntarily remained in an advance dressing station with wounded men, whose condition made it impossible to remove them, and worked alone for several hours, caring for these men under heavy shell and machine-gun fire, until he himself was wounded by a bursting shell which killed two of his patients.
General Orders 70, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Kansas City, MO

RICKER, MAURICE STANLEY
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
6th Infantry Regiment, 5th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 4, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Maurice Stanley Ricker, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Brieulles, France, November 4, 1918. In covering the right flank of his company Lieutenant Ricker led his platoon across a pontoon bridge which was broken by artillery fire before the entire command had crossed. Without hesitation he proceeded to lead his men under direct machine-gun and minenwerfer fire, routing a large detachment of the enemy, capturing eight Germans, five machine-guns, and two minenwerfers, and successfully covering the crossing of the remainder of the company.
General Orders No. 46, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Brookline, MA

RICKET, HARRY C.
Cook, U.S. Army
166th Infantry Regiment, 42d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 28 - 29, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Harry C. Ricket, Cook, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Chateau-de-la-Foret, near Villers-sur-Fere, France, on July 28 - 29, 1918. Cook Ricket maintained his kitchen during a bombardment so intense as to drive all other kitchens out of the village. When his stove had to be taken to the rear he improvised a fire in the ground and continued his work until ordered to leave. He carried water from a spring, which was repeatedly shelled, when others would not approach it. Unaided, of his own volition, he conducted a first-aid station for wounded and exhausted men at his kitchen. Constantly in extreme personal danger from machine-gun fire from low-flying aero planes and bombardment by high-explosive shells, he devoted himself entirely to the needs of others and made possible the care of several hundred wounded, exhausted, and hungry men.
General Orders No. 99, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Columbus, OH

RIDDICK, ARCHIE
Private, U.S. Army
Company F, 120th Infantry Regiment, 30th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 19, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Archie Riddick, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Vaux Audigny, France, October 19, 1918. When the position of his company had become untenable because of enemy machine-gun and artillery fire, Private Riddick, with another soldier, the sole survivors of a Lewis machine-gun team, covered the retreat of their company. Clinging to their advanced post throughout the day, they took up the advance with the company at dusk that evening.
General Orders No. 44, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Belvaden, NC

*RIDDLE, LAWRENCE SCOTT
First Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company I, 131st Infantry Regiment, 33d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 11, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Lawrence Scott Riddle, First Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Bois-de-Chaume, France, October 11, 1918. Sergeant Riddle, with four other soldiers, flanked an enemy machine-gun position, killed three of the crew, and captured one, together with the guns. He was subsequently killed while leading a small group of men in an attack on an enemy machine-gun nest.
General Orders No. 35, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Mattoon, IL

*RIDEOUT, PERCY A.
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
Company D, 1st Gas Regiment, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 4, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Percy A. Rideout, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Cierges, France, October 4, 1918. First Lieutenant Rideout made an extended reconnaissance in advance of the outposts, fearlessly exposed himself to enemy machine-gun fire, and was several times knocked down by exploding shells. The information he secured was valuable to the infantry, giving them knowledge of the exact location of machine-gun nests. During the action this officer directed the laying of the smoke barrage from an exposed position, remaining at his station throughout the operation, in spite of severe shell and machine-gun fire, and continuing to display the highest courage until he was killed by shell fire.
General Orders No. No. 142, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Concord Junction, MA

RIDGELY, CHARLES
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
26th Infantry Regiment, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 21, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Charles Ridgely, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Berzy-le- Sec, France, July 21, 1918. During the final attack on Soissons, Lieutenant Ridgely, advancing in front of his assault waves, alone charged a machine-gun position which was delivering a punishing fire on our troops. He killed both gunners and captured the gun.
General Orders No. 44, W.D., 1919
Home Town: New York, NY

RIDLEY, JAMES A.
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
113th Machine-Gun Battalion, 30th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 29 - 30 & October 19, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to James A. Ridley, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Bellicourt, France, September 29 - 30, 1918, and near Mazinghein, France, October 19, 1918. Taking command of his company after the company and second in command had been wounded, Lieutenant Ridley lead his men through an intense artillery barrage and assisted in reducing eleven enemy machine-gun nests, capturing 150 prisoners and several machine guns, which were successfully put in operation against the enemy. Near Mazinghein, France, on October 19, he led his company forward to advanced positions under terrific artillery fire, inspiring his men by his coolness and bravery.
General Orders 98, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Murfreesboro, TN

RIECK, JAMES G.
Private, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 166th Infantry Regiment, 42d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 27, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to James G. Rieck, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Villers-sur-Fere, France, July 27, 1918. Severely wounded while doing first-aid work, Private Rieck declined to go to the rear, but dressed his own wound and continued to advance with his battalion, treating the wounded and assisting in their evacuation until he was sent to the hospital 12 hours later.
General Orders No. 44, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Delaware, OH

RIECKE, HENRY A.
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
102d Infantry Regiment, 26th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 20, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Henry A. Riecke, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Bouresches, France, July 20, 1918. When the advance of his company was temporarily held up by machine-gun fire in front of Bouresches First Lieutenant Reicke went ahead alone and, although hit three times by machine-gun bullets, he continued to urge his men forward, and by his example of fearlessness and grit inspired them to successful attack.
General Orders No. No. 125, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Meriden, CT

RIEGER, JAMES E.
Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Army
138th Infantry Regiment, 35th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 27, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to James E. Rieger, Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Charpentry, France, September 27, 1918. Lieutenant Colonel Rieger commanded the battalion which had, with conspicuous gallantry, captured Vauquois Hill and the Bois-de-Rosignel, and which was later held up for some hours in front of Charpentry by severe artillery and machine-gun fire. He placed himself in front of all his men, and thus starting them forward led them to the attack with such speed and dash that a large number of the enemy were cut off and captured.
General Orders No. 59, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Kirksville, MO

RIGGIO, STEPHANO
Private, U.S. Army
Company K, 39th Infantry Regiment, 4th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 28, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Stephano Riggio, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Septsarges, France, September 28, 1918. While his company was halted by machine- gun and sniper fire from the front and both flanks, Private Riggio moved forward to outflank the enemy sniping posts. He was wounded in the execution of his mission, but he managed to make his way back and reported the information he had obtained.
General Orders No. 46, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Rockland, ME

RIGGLE, GEORGE
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 George Riggle, 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 Higgle 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: Sellersburg, IN

RIGGSBY, ROBERT
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Company M, 165th Infantry Regiment, 42d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 14, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Robert Riggsby, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Landres-et-St. Georges, France, October 14, 1918. When the advance of his platoon was held up by machine-gun fire, Private Riggsby went forward alone, killed one and captured five of the enemy machine-gun crew, and succeeded in silencing two machine-guns, thus permitting his platoon to continue their advance.
General Orders No. 35, W.D., 1919
Home Town: New York, NY

RIGO, ALPHONSE M.
Private, U.S. Army
Company H, 326th Infantry Regiment, 82d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 11, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Alphonse M. Rigo, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near St. Juvin, France, October 11, 1918. Private Rigo exposed himself to heavy artillery and machine-gun fire in crossing the Aire River on several occasions to deliver important messages to the commander of the attacking force. He then carried wounded from exposed positions to shelter across the Aire River.
General Orders No. 68, W.D., 1920
Home Town: New York, NY

RILEY, CHARLES R.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company I, 308th Infantry Regiment, 77th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 14, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Charles R. Riley, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Grand Pre, France, October 14, 1918. When his company was halted by machine-gun fire, which threatened to wipe out the entire number, Sergeant Riley led a patrol and charged the nest and was successful, not only in cleaning out the stronghold, but in enabling his company to command a more favorable position.
General Orders No. 35, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Binghamton, NY

*RILEY, LOWELL H.
Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army
58th Infantry Regiment, 4th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: August 7, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Lowell H. Riley, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Ville Savoye, northeast of Chateau-Thierry, France, August 7, 1918. Lieutenant Riley maintained an observing station for his battalion commander for two days, although subjected during the whole of this time to intense artillery bombardment. He obtained valuable information as to the movements of the enemy, which was used in directing artillery fire. While engaged in this very important and hazardous work he was killed by shell fire.
General Orders No. No. 116, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Orange, NJ

RILEY, RAYMOND W.
Private, U.S. Army
Company F, 28th Infantry Regiment, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 19, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Raymond W. Riley, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Soissons, France, July 19, 1918. Private Riley showed absolute disregard for the safety of his own life by advancing upon a machine-gun which was holding up his platoon, and finally putting it out of action after being wounded himself.
General Orders No. No. 117, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Baltimore, MD

RILEY, ROBERT R.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company C, 111th Infantry Regiment, 28th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: August 10, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Robert R. Riley, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Fismette, France, August 10, 1918. Having heard that two wounded comrades were lying in advance of the line immediately north of Fismette, Corporal Riley and two other members of his company volunteered to go through machine-gun and rifle fire to bring them in. On their first attempt all were wounded and driven back, but in spite of their injuries they advanced a second time and reached the wounded men. Their courageous effort, however, was unfortunately in vain, as their comrades had been killed.
General Orders No. 99, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Chester, PA

RINEBOLD, WILLIAM J.
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Section No. 524, Ambulance Service, A.E.F.
Date of Action: August 8 - 9, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to William J. Rinebold, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Fismes, France, August 8 - 9, 1918, Private Rinebold volunteered and acted as guide for ambulances going to the most advanced points for the wounded. He made nine trips over a road subjected to heavy shell and machine-gun fire and was severely wounded by a shell fragment on his last trip.
General Orders No. 26, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Athens, PA

*RINEHART, EARNEST C.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company H, 118th Infantry Regiment, 30th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 11, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Earnest C. Rinehart, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near St. Martin Revere, France, October 11, 1918. Seeing a wounded comrade lying helpless in a most exposed position in front of our lines, Corporal Rinehart unhesitatingly braved the murderous fire of machine-guns and snipers by going forward to his rescue. He succeeded in bringing in the wounded man, after he had seen a stretcher bearer instantly killed in attempting the same mission.
General Orders No. 46, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Leesville, SC

*RINGER, HARVEY C.
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
18th Infantry Regiment, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 18, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Harvey C. Ringer, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action south of Soissons, France, July 18, 1918. Lieutenant Ringer personally led his company through heavy artillery and machine-gun fire in an attack upon a strongly fortified position until he fell mortally wounded. His gallantry and personal leadership were material factors in the successful attack.
General Orders No. No. 39, W.D., 1920
Home Town: Fulton, KS

*RIORDAN, EDMUND
Private, U.S. Army
Company g, 165th Infantry Regiment, 42d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: August 1, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Edmund Riordan, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Villers- sur-Fere, France, August 1, 1918. Private Riordan displayed unusual courage and bravery when, with utter disregard of his own personal danger, he left his shelter and went forward under heavy machine-gun and shell fire in an attempt to rescue a wounded comrade. In the performance of this heroic act he was instantly killed by a bursting shell.
General Orders No. 6, W.D., 1932
Home Town: New York, NY

RIPPETOE, GROVER C.
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
26th Infantry Regiment, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 18 - 22, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Grover C. Rippetoe, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Soissons, France, July 18 - 22, 1918. After all the other officers of his company had been killed First Lieutenant Rippetoe took command, attacked a machine-gun nest, and captured the gun with its crew. Gassed and suffering from shell shock, he refused to quit his post until the company was relieved.
General Orders No. 15, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Charleston, WV

RISCHMANN, EDWARD
Private, U.S. Army
Company I, 312th Infantry Regiment, 78th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 23, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Edward Rischmann, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Grand Pre, France, October 23, 1918. Private Rischmann was a member of an assaulting party which stormed and captured the Citadel at Grand-Pre. He scaled the wall and alone entered a dugout, from which he captured 45 Germans, guarding them until assistance arrived.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Newark, NJ

*RISMILLER, CHARLES C.
Private, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 4th Engineers, 4th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: August 5, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Charles C. Rismiller, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near St. Thibaut, France, August 5, 1918. Private Rismiller went forward exposed to intense rifle, machine-gun, and artillery fire and assisted a seriously wounded comrade to a place of safety, thus saving his life. In the performance of this gallant act Private Rismiller was mortally wounded.
General Orders No. No. 5, W.D., 1920
Home Town: Leesport, PA

RITCHIE, EDWARD D.
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 Edward D. Ritchie, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near St. Thibaut, France, August 10, 1918. While on an outpost near the Vesle River, Private Ritchie volunteered to accompany Corporal John S. Weimer in rescuing a wounded soldier who had been left by members of a patrol in a shell hole some distance to the front. Under fire from machine guns and snipers, Private Ritchie and Corporal Weimer proceeded to the shell hole and found the wounded man, who was unable to walk. Suggesting that the three of them in a group would make a more conspicuous target for the enemy, Private Ritchie offered to run ahead to draw the enemy fire, while his comrade assisted the wounded man. He made his way back to shelter under continuous machine-gun and sniper fire, while Corporal Weimer carried the wounded soldier to safety.
General Orders No. 46, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Stratford, TX

*RITZERT, CHARLES T.
Private, U.S. Army
Company G, 125th Infantry Regiment, 32d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 31 - August 4, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Charles T. Ritzert, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Courmont and St. Martin, France, July 31 to August 4, 1918. Throughout the battle to force passage of the Ourcq River and capture the heights beyond, Private Ritzert, a stretcher bearer, worked day and night, evacuating wounded under heavy artillery and machine-gun fire. On August 4, under violent shell fire opposite Mont St. Martin, he made repeated trips between the firing line and dressing station until he was killed by a shell.
General Orders No. 20, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Chicora, PA

RIVEL, THOMAS M.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Headquarters Detachment, 79th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 28 - 30, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Thomas M. Rivel, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Montfaucon, France, September 28 - 30, 1918. While acting as a division observer Sergeant Rivel remained constantly on duty for several days in a building on the heights of Montfaucon. While he was in this building portions of it were destroyed by direct artillery hits, and hostile shelling was such that other observers located in the same building withdrew to a safer place. Sergeant Rivel, however, remained constantly at his post of duty and obtained important information.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Philadelphia, PA

RIVERS, GEORGE L. B.
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
18th Field Artillery, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: August 11, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to George L. B. Rivers, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Fismes, France, August 11, 1918. during heavy shelling by the enemy Lieutenant Rivers, without hesitation, left the shelter of his dugout and went forward to rescue a severely wounded man. With careful deliberation he raised the wounded man, and aided by another officer and an enlisted man who had also gone forward, they carried him, under heavy fire, to a place of comparative safety, from where he was evacuated to the rear. The utter disregard for his own personal safety displayed by Lieutenant Rivers was an inspiration to the entire command.
General Orders No. No. 22, W.D., 1929
Home Town: Charleston, SC

RIVERS, TOM
Private, U.S. Army
Company G, 366th Infantry Regiment, 92d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 11, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Tom Rivers, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near the Bois-de-la-Voivrotte, France, November 11, 1918. Private Rivers, although gassed, volunteered and carried important messages through heavy barrages to the support companies. He refused first aid until his company was relieved.
General Orders No. 44, W.D., 1919
Home Town: New Castle, AL

*RIVES, JOHN S.
Private, U.S. Army
Company E, 119th Infantry Regiment, 30th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 29, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to John S. Rives, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Bellicourt, France, September 29, 1918. Showing marked personal bravery, he repeatedly crossed shell-swept area subjected to heavy machine-gun fire to delivery important messages. Wounded in the head by shrapnel he bound up the wound and continued his work of maintaining liaison until he was killed by machine-gun fire.
General Orders 87, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Lincoln, TN

ROACH, HARRY E.
Wagoner, U.S. Army
110th Ambulance Company, 103d Sanitary Train, 28th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: August 10 - 11, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Harry E. Roach, Wagoner, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Fismes, France, August 10 - 11, 1918. Because of the destruction from shell fire of ten of the 13 ambulances of his company, Wagoner Roach worked for 48 hours driving through a shell-swept and gas-infested area, thereby making possible the evacuation of the wounded.
General Orders No. 15, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Philadelphia, PA

ROACH, JAMES J.
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
Company C, 8th Machine-Gun Battalion, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 4, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to James J. Roach, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Cunel, France, October 4, 1918. As Lieutenant Roach and an infantry captain were making a reconnaissance under enemy fire both of them were wounded by machine-gun bullets. Disregarding his own wound, Lieutenant Roach secured assistance for his wounded companion and then organized his platoon and the infantrymen nearby for an expected hostile counterattack. After seeing that all his guns were in position and his men under cover from the increasing enemy fire, though he was weak from loss of blood, he assisted in carrying the wounded captain to the aid station.
General Orders 95, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Boston, MA

ROBART, RALPH W.
Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army
104th Infantry Regiment, 26th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 20, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Ralph W. Robart, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Belleau Wood, France, July 20, 1918. After being painfully wounded by machine-gun fire, the leader lost, Second Lieutenant Robart assumed command of the company, and gallantly led it to its objective. He immediately reorganized his command and while energetically engaged in this work he was sent to the rear for treatment.
General Orders 64, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Arlington, MA

ROBB, WINFRED E.
First Lieutenant (Chaplain), U.S. Army
168th Infantry Regiment, 42d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 26 - August 2, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Winfred E. Robb, First Lieutenant (Chaplain), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action throughout the advance across the River Ourcq, northeast of Chateau-Thierry, France, July 26 to August 2, 1918. During the pursuit of the enemy by the 168th Infantry across the River Ourcq, (Chaplain) Robb distinguished himself by his bravery under fire. During all of this time, and particularly during the operations near Sergy, he showed the greatest coolness under severe artillery fire in attending and carrying the wounded and dying, and in every way ministering to the needs of the men of his regiment.
General Orders No. 99, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Des Moines, IA

ROBBINS, CHARLES A.
First 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 Charles A. Robbins, First Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Bois-de-Grand Fontaine, France, September 26, 1918. Although severely wounded, Sergeant Robbins continued to advance with the company until the objective was reached, and then returned to the rear only when ordered to do so by his commanding officer. He then assisted in the removal of the wounded to a dressing station.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: South Manchester, CT

*ROBBINS, WILLIAM E.
Private, U.S. Army
Company A, 119th Infantry Regiment, 30th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 29, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to William E. Robbins, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Bellicourt, France, September 29, 1918. During an attack by his regiment, Private Robbins was wounded in the leg. Having dressed his own wound, he continued to advance with his Lewis gun and ammunition until he was killed by shellfire.
General Orders No. 21, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Wilson, NC

*ROBERGE, JOSEPH H.
Private, U.S. Army
Headquarters Company, 308th Infantry Regiment, 77th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 18, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Joseph H. Roberge, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near St. Juvin, France, October 18, 1918. Private Roberge displayed remarkable courage in laying and repairing a telephone line under such intense artillery and machine-gun fire that the line was ultimately abandoned. He was later killed in action.
General Orders No. 44, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Manchester, NH

ROBERGE, PHILIP
Private, U.S. Army
Company D, 103d Machine-Gun Battalion, 26th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 18, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Philip Roberge, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Belleau, France, July 18, 1918. Private Roberge showed absolute disregard of personal danger while acting as litter bearer, bringing in wounded from his own and other companies under heavy machine-gun and artillery fire. While carrying a stretcher, which bore a wounded soldier, he received a wound which put out one of his eyes, yet he continued until the wounded man had been taken to the dressing station.
General Orders No. No. 125, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Danielson, CT

ROBERSON, JOSEPH N.
First Sergeant, 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 Joseph N. Roberson, First Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Bellicourt, France, September 29, 1918. With eight other soldiers, comprising the company headquarters detachment, First Sergeant Roberson assisted his company commander in cleaning out enemy dugouts along a canal and capturing 242 prisoners.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Saxapahaw, NC

ROBERTS, ARTHUR S.
Private, U.S. Army
Headquarters Company, 315th Infantry Regiment, 79th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 28 - 30, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Arthur S. Roberts, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Montfaucon, France, September 28 - 30, 1918. While acting as a division observer, Private Roberts remained constantly on duty for several days in a building on the heights of Montfaucon. While he was in this building portions of it were destroyed by direct artillery hits, and hostile shelling was such that observers located in the same building withdrew to a safer place. Private Roberts, however, remained constantly at his post of duty and obtained important information.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Philadelphia, PA

ROBERTS, CHESTER A.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company L, 142d Infantry Regiment, 36th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 8, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Chester A. Roberts, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near St. Etienne, France, October 8, 1918. Sergeant Roberts led an automatic rifle team of seven men in an attack on an enemy machine-gun nest, advancing 150 yards, under heavy machine-gun fire, to within 50 yards of the enemy position, from which point he directed the fire of his team with such skill that the enemy surrendered; resulting in the capture of four officers, 112 men, and 17 machine-guns.
General Orders 66, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Cleburne, TX

ROBERTS, CLAIR C.
Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army
167th Infantry Regiment, 42d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 25, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Clair C. Roberts, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Landres-et-St. Georges, France, October 25, 1918. Second Lieutenant Robertsí platoon suffered heavy casualties and he himself was gassed in the advance on Hill 260. Being the first to reach this hill, he observed that the enemy were forming for a counterattack. Displaying coolness and quick judgment he organized all the available men in his vicinity and launched a vigorous attack upon the enemy, who were routed. The daring and leadership of Lieutenant Roberts enabled the support to reach Hill 260 without further fighting.
General Orders No. 15, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Altoona, PA

ROBERTS, CLAUDE R.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company G, 128th Infantry Regiment, 32d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 1, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Claude R. Roberts, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Terny-Sorny, France, September 1, 1918. Although wounded in the left hand and forearm, Corporal Roberts remained with his platoon throughout the attack and rendered valuable assistance in silencing enemy snipers by his effective rifle fire.
General Orders No. 44, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Wausau, WI

ROBERTS, GARY A.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company B, 167th Infantry Regiment, 42d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 26 - 27, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Gary A. Roberts, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action northeast of Chateau-Thierry, France, July 26 - 27, 1918. Three times wounded in action, Corporal Roberts nevertheless continued in the attack under heavy enemy fire from artillery and machine-guns, thereby setting the men of his command an example of exceptional bravery and devotion to duty.
General Orders No. No. 108, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Bay Minette, AL

*ROBERTS, JAMES H.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company K, 39th Infantry Regiment, 4th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 26 - 28, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to James H. Roberts, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Montfaucon, France, September 26 to 28, 1918. Sergeant Roberts displayed marked courage and self-sacrifice, when, after being wounded in the arm, he refused to leave the battle field and continued to perform his duties as platoon sergeant until he was wounded in the knee two days later and had to be carried from the field.
General Orders No. No. 46, W.D., 1920
Home Town: South Manchester, CT

ROBERTS, LEO D.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company A, 11th Machine-Gun Battalion, 4th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 12, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Leo D. Roberts, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Nantillois, France, October 12, 1918. After the infantry had fallen back 200 meters under heavy fire, Sergeant Roberts stayed at his one remaining machine gun and operated it until the infantry had re-established its position, capturing a German machine gun and three prisoners.
General Orders 87, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Bellefontaine, OH

ROBERTS, SEWELL K.
Private, U.S. Army
Company H, 119th Infantry Regiment, 30th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 29, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Sewell K. Roberts, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Bellicourt, France, September 29, 1918. Advancing alone against two enemy positions in succession, Private Roberts killed the machine gunners with hand grenades, allowing our advance to continue. Severely wounded, he refused to be evacuated until ordered to the rear by his company commander.
General Orders 81, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Rockwood, TN

ROBERTSON, ANGUS
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company E, 105th Infantry Regiment, 27th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 25, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Angus Robertson, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Ronssoy, France, September 25, 1918. Although suffering intense agony from the effects of a severe gassing, Sergeant Robertson continued in command of his platoon during a most terrific shelling. By administering first aid to a wounded comrade he was instrumental in saving his life, although risking his own by removing his gas mask to render more valuable treatment. He continued to assist the wounded until he collapsed.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Yonkers, NY

ROBERTSON, ARCHIBALD G.
Second 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 Archibald G. Robertson, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Thiaucourt, France, September 12, 1918. Although wounded by shell fire early in the attack, Lieutenant Robertson refused to go to the rear, but continued to lead his platoon to the objective, where, under heavy machine-gun fire, he prepared his position for the enemy counter-attack and held it throughout the night, remaining with his platoon until it was relieved the following day.
General Orders No. 46, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Staunton, VA

*ROBERTSON, MALCOM T.
Private, U.S. Army
Headquarters Company, 165th Infantry Regiment, 42d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 30, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Malcom T. Robertson, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Bois Coles, north of the River Ourcq, near Villers-sur- Fere, France, July 30, 1918. In the absence of his platoon commander, who had gone to an advanced position for observation, and after his section sergeant had been wounded and evacuated, Private Robertson assumed leadership of his Stokes mortar crew; when called upon by his platoon commander for Stokes mortar fire to repel an assault by the enemy, who were advancing 100 yards away, he with his crew responded so effectively as to repulse the enemy with heavy losses. He was killed by an enemy shell while consolidating a position and rallying his men to repel the assault.
General Orders No. No. 13, W.D., 1923
Home Town: Brooklyn, NY

ROBERTSON, RAYMOND D.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company F, 4th Engineers, 4th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: August 5, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Raymond D. Robertson, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action west of Fismes, France, August 5, 1918. Sergeant Robertson was a member of a small detachment of engineers which went out in advance of the front line of the infantry, through an enemy barrage from 77-mm and one-pounder guns, to construct a footbridge over the River Vesle. As soon as their operations were discovered machine-gun fire was opened upon them; but, undaunted, the party continued at work, removing the German wire entanglements and successfully completing the bridge, which was of great value in subsequent operations.
General Orders No. 15, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Berkeley, CA

*ROBEY, HARTLEY M.
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Battery A, 10th Field Artillery, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 30 - October 11, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Hartley M. Robey, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Madelaine Farm, northwest of Verdun, France, September 30 - October 11, 1918. Private Robey, at great personal risk, maintained his telephone lines in spite of heavy shell fire, keeping liaison by telephone operation from September to October 9, 1918. On the night of October 10 - 11, 1918, Private Robey repaired the line to battalion headquarters by holding the line in his hand and following it until the break was found, being forced to pass through heavy enemy fire of high explosive and gas shells, and wearing his gas mask continuously. Several times during the night he made such repairs thus maintaining vitally necessary telephone contacts. While on duty with his organization Private Robey made the supreme sacrifice on October 11, 1918.
General Orders No. 6, W.D., 1930
Home Town: Sanddstone, MN

ROBINS, EMMETT W.
Private, U.S. Army
Company F, 64th Infantry Regiment, 7th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 20, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Emmett W. Robins, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Vieville-en-Haye, France, October 20, 1918. Corporal Robins, with four other soldiers, was on duty in an observation post, when a German patrol 15 or 20 strong, attacked with a machine-gun. His four companions being immediately killed or wounded, Private Robins, with great coolness and courage, remained at his post, and returned the fire with such good effect that the enemy broke and fled, leaving two dead and the machine-gun behind.
General Orders No. 35, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Wichita, KS

ROBINS, JOSEPH
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Machine-Gun Company, 107th Infantry Regiment, 27th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 29, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Joseph Robins, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Ronssoy, France, September 29, 1918. During the thick of the fighting against the Hindenburg line, Sergeant Robins voluntarily went forward to locate friendly troops and, in doing so, he was obliged to pass between two strongly fortified enemy nests from which a deadly fire was pouring. Despite the fact that he was badly wounded, he communicated with the infantry and returned to his position.
General Orders No. 35, W.D., 1919
Home Town: New York, NY

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

ROBINSON, ARTHUR HARRISON
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
308th Infantry Regiment, 77th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: August 22, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Arthur Harrison Robinson, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Ville Savoye, France, August 22, 1918. Under a screen of dense fog, and the smoke of a heavy barrage, the Germans set up a machine-gun within 30 yards of the flank of Lieutenant Robinson's company. The Germans opened up a deadly fire as the fog lifted, but Lieutenant Robinson attacked the position with grenades and drove off the enemy. He then turned the gun on the advancing Germans, completely breaking up their counterattack.
General Orders No. 35, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Madison, WI

ROBINSON, FRANK N.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company A, 38th Infantry Regiment, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 15, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Frank N. Robinson, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Mezy, France, July 15, 1918. During the heavy enemy artillery bombardment which preceded the German offensive of July 15, 1918, Sergeant Robinson showed great bravery by voluntarily rescuing wounded men under severe fire.
General Orders No. 23, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Newton Center, MA

ROBINSON, HENRY
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 Henry Robinson, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Fey-en-Haye, France, September 12, 1918. Private Robinson, with Corporal Kach, successfully attacked a German machine-gun nest from the flank, killing seven Germans, wounding one, and capturing three machine guns.
General Orders No. No. 16, W.D., 1920
Home Town: Valley city, ND

ROBINSON, JOHN J.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Machine-Gun Company, 7th Infantry Regiment, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 12, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to John J. Robinson, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Cunel Heights, France, October 12, 1918. After three other runners had been wounded in attempting to carry a message to a platoon in advance of the front line, Corporal Robinson volunteered for this hazardous mission, and, passing 400 meters under direct machine-gun fire of the enemy, succeeded in reaching the platoon and notifying it to withdraw before our artillery barrage began to fall.
General Orders 98, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Manchester, NY

ROBINSON, JOHN M.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company G, 38th Infantry Regiment, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 15 & October 11, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to John M. Robinson, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Mezy, France, July 15, 1918, and south of Cunel, France, October 11, 1918. During the enemy offensive Sergeant Robinson held an advanced lookout post, exposed to heavy artillery fire in order to warn his platoon of the approach of the enemy. In the Argonne, on October 11, he led several members of his company in advance of our lines and rescued several wounded comrades.
General Orders No. No. 3, W.D., 1921
Home Town: Philadelphia, PA

ROBINSON, OLIVER THOMAS
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company A, 120th Infantry Regiment, 30th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 10, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Oliver Thomas Robinson, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Vaux Andigny, France, October 10, 1918. Although severely wounded, Sergeant Robinson displayed remarkable coolness in extricating his platoon from an extremely dangerous position under terrific shell and machine-gun fire, thereby saving it from almost certain annihilation. Being wounded a second time, he refused to go to the rear until ordered to do so by his company commander.
General Orders No. 35, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Waterford, MS

ROBINSON, PHILIP K.
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
306th Infantry Regiment, 77th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 10, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Philip K. Robinson, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Mont-Notre-Dame, France, September 10, 1918. The 3d Battalion, 306th Infantry, having relieved another regiment in a position in front of Mont-Notre-Dame, it was reported that wounded members of the organization relieved were in the Bois-de- Chandriere in front of the position occupied by the 3d Battalion. Lieutenant Robinson, together with a noncommissioned officer and a private of his battalion, volunteered to search the woods and proceeded on his hazardous mission, crossing an open field, a distance of 600 yards, under direct observation of the enemy and under a concentration of heavy enemy machine-gun and artillery fire. Finding several wounded men he assisted them to return to their own lines, undoubtedly saving their lives. The extraordinary heroism and soldierly devotion to duty displayed by Lieutenant Robinson greatly inspired the men of his battalion.
General Orders No. No. 14, W.D., 1923
Home Town: Green Bay, WI

ROBINSON, WILLIAM F.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company F, 16th Infantry Regiment, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 19, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to William F. Robinson, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Soissons, France, July 19, 1918. Corporal Robinson displayed the highest type of bravery in rescuing three wounded comrades from the hands of the enemy under violent artillery and machine-gun fire.
General Orders No. 15, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Staples, MN

ROBINTON, CHARLES H.
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Company A, 105th Infantry Regiment, 27th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 29, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Charles H. Robinton, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Ronssoy, France, September 29, 1918. During operations against the Hindenburg line, Private Robinton went forth, in the face of unusually heavy machine-gun fire, to aid a wounded comrade. He administered first aid, and, while shielding the man from the enemy fire, he received a severe wound in the back. Despite this wound, he struggled back to safety, bringing his comrade with him.
General Orders No. 32, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Ilion, NY

ROBISON, EDWARD M.
Captain, U.S. Army
372d Infantry Regiment, 93d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 1 - 3, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Edward M. Robison, Captain, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Monthois, France, October 1 - 3, 1918. Although he was severely wounded, Captain Robison remained with his battalion for two days, continuously under heavy shell and machine-gun fire, encouraging his men and inspiring them by his example. He led them to the attack until he collapsed from the effects of his wound.
General Orders No. 13, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Flagstaff, AZ

ROCHFORD, PATRICK
Private, U.S. Army
Company L, 308th Infantry Regiment, 77th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 16, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Patrick Rochford, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action west of St. Juvin, France, October 16, 1918. Private Rochford, with another soldier, volunteered to cross a level open space for 600 yards swept by converging machine-gun fire to deliver a message to the front line, undeterred by the knowledge that sis other soldiers had been wounded in a similar attempt. Crawling from one shell hole to another, he succeeded in reaching the front line and delivering the message.
General Orders No. 20, W.D., 1919
Home Town: New York, NY

ROCHFORT, JAMES J.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company B, 131st Infantry Regiment, 33d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 9, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to James J. Rochfort, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near St. Hilaire Woods, France, November 9, 1918. With utter disregard of personal danger, Sergeant Rochfort advanced alone and attacked a machine-gun nest which was inflicting heavy casualties on his company. Exposing himself to heavy fire he killed two of the gun crew and routed the others, allowing his company to resume the advance.
General Orders 71, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Chicago, IL

ROCHKIND, WILLIAM
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company I, 305th Infantry Regiment, 77th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 16, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to William Rochkind, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near St. Juvin, France, October 16, 1918. While leading a reconnaissance patrol of eight men, Corporal Rochkind encountered severe machine-gun fire, which forced him to take cover. While attempting to move his patrol to another place during a lull in the firing, one man was killed and another wounded. Placing his men under cover he alone ventured forth to the aid of the wounded man, who was lying exposed to the enemy fire, placing him on his back and carrying him to safety.
General Orders No. 44, W.D., 1919
Home Town: New York, NY

*ROCK, WILLIAM C.
Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army
301st Battalion, Tank Corps, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 17, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to William C. Rock, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Molain, France, October 17, 1918. Lieutenant Rock was in charge of a tank when it was struck by three shells from a German trench mortar, which set fire to the tank and knocked the track off. He assisted in extricating the wounded men from the tank and carrying them to the only available cover. In attempting to put an enemy machine-gun out of action with his pistol, he was killed.
General Orders No. 32, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Philadelphia, PA

ROCKWELL, JOHN C.
Private, U.S. Army
Company G, 9th Infantry Regiment, 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 18, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to John C. Rockwell, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action south of Soissons, France, July 18, 1918. With Jerome Buschmann, private; William F. Rockwell, private; Alfred Shimanoski, private, and Watzlaw Viniarsky, private, all of the same company, Private Rockwell distinguished himself by attacking a party of more than 60 Germans and, in an intense and desperate hand-to-hand fight, succeeded in killing 22 men and capturing 40 men and five machine-guns.
General Orders No. 20, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Rockwell Springs, NY

ROCKWELL, WILLIAM F.
Private, U.S. Army
Company G, 9th Infantry Regiment, 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 18, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to William F. Rockwell, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action south of Soissons, France; July 18, 1918. With John Rockwell, private; Jerome Buschmann, sergeant; Alfred Shimanoski, private; and Watzlaw Vinairsky, private, all of the same company, Private Rockwell distinguished himself by attacking a party of more than 60 Germans and, in an intense and desperate hand-to-hand fight, succeeded in killing 22 men and capturing 40 men and five machine-guns.
General Orders No. 20, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Rockwell Springs, NY

*ROCKWOOD, RICHARD B.
Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army
310th Infantry Regiment, 78th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 26, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Richard B. Rockwood, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Thiaucourt, France, September 26, 1918. Entrusted with an important message from the brigade commander to an infantry unit, he fearlessly crossed a shell-swept area, delivered the message, and, while returning with the reply, was mortally wounded by a shell fragment. With great effort, notwithstanding his wound, he delivered the reply to the message and fell unconscious, dying shortly after.
General Orders 74, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Wurtsboro, NY

RODEN, THOMAS
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company G, 38th Infantry Regiment, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 20, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Thomas Roden, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Romagne, France, October 20, 1918. After his company had suffered heavy casualties and all officers either killed or wounded during the attack on Hill 299, Sergeant Roden reorganized his company and took a position which he held against repeated attack by a superior enemy force. He fearlessly exposed himself to the fire of the attacking party in order to encourage his men and better direct their fire on the enemy, who were repulsed, several of the enemy being taken prisoners. On the following night he voluntarily led a patrol into the enemy lines, captured four of the enemy, and returned with valuable information.
General Orders No. No. 27, W.D., 1920
Home Town: New York, NY

*RODGERS, ALEXANDER, JR.
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
319th Infantry Regiment, 80th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 26 & 27, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Alexander Rodgers, Jr., First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Gercourt, France, September 26 and 27, 1918. On the night of September 26 and during the following day Lieutenant Rodgers repeatedly led his detachment in the face of heavy artillery and machine-gun fire in repairing telephone lines between regimental headquarters and front-line battalions. After reestablishing these lines innumerable times, and after they were broken beyond repair, with materials at hand, he, with one of his runners, voluntarily and under intense machine-gun and shell fire carried messages to the front-line elements of his regiment. Later, in action near Cunel, in the Bois-des-Ogons, October 4 - 12, 1918, severely gassed, he refused to be evacuated, working continuously without sleep for four days, keeping lines of communication open to the front, and contracted pneumonia which caused his death on October 23, 1918.
General Orders No. 9, W.D., 1923
Home Town: Washington, DC

RODGERS, JAMES F.
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 James F. Rodgers, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Waereghem, Belgium, October 31, 1918. When intense fire of enemy machine-guns had held up the advance of two of our companies, and the enemy threatened to close in on our troops, Private Rodgers accompanied a squad of men forward to a point where he could most effectively use his automatic rifle. After the squad leader and two men had been killed he remained at his post and forced the advance German posts to retire, making possible the continuance of the progress of our companies.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Bassett, NE

RODGERS, WILLES
Private, U.S. Army
Company M, 130th Infantry Regiment, 33d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 10, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Willes Rodgers, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Consenvoye, France, October 10, 1918. Although suffering painfully from an infected hand, Private Rodgers acted as stretcher bearer while his company was in action. He made five trips to the dressing stations, a total distance of about 25 miles, and was under shell fire at all stages of his journey.
General Orders No. 44, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Argenta, IL

ROGERS, ALAN
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 Alan Rogers, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near La Palletta Pavillion, France, October 4, 1918. Having taken command of his company after the company commander and second in command had been wounded, Lieutenant Rogers personally undertook a reconnaissance of the front line. Crawling forward alone under intense rifle and machine-gun fire for 200 yards, to within 30 yards of an enemy machine-gun nest, he was seriously wounded in the knee, but, applying a tourniquet to his leg, he succeeded in crawling back to his company. Here he resumed command, and, though suffering intense pain, gave instructions for repelling an expected counterattack, directing that no man be taken from the firing line to carry him to the rear. For seven hours after being wounded he remained with his command, inspiring his men by his fortitude and courage.
General Orders 81, W.D., 1919
Home Town: New York, NY

*ROGERS, FRED
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company D, 167th Infantry Regiment, 42d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 26, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Fred Rogers, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action northeast of Chateau-Thierry, at Croix Rouge Farm, France, July 26, 1918. After being wounded in the head Sergeant Rogers continued his advance on the enemy with his platoon until more severely wounded. He died as a result of his injuries.
General Orders No. No. 132, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Bessemer, AL

*ROGERS, HARRY
Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army
308th Infantry Regiment, 77th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 2 - 6, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Harry Rogers, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Binarville, France, October 2 - 6, 1918. Second Lieutenant Rogers was in command of a detachment comprising part of two battalions which were cut off and surrounded by the enemy in the Argonne Forest, France. During the days of the isolation from friendly troops, he was on the exposed flank without food. Although under a heavy concentration of fire from enemy machine-guns and snipers, by his personal example of calmness he kept his men in order and helped repel counterattacks. This intrepid officer was killed in action October 6, 1918.
General Orders No. No. 34, W.D., 1924
Home Town: Liberty, MO

ROGERS, HORATIO R.
Private, U.S. Army
Company C, 344th Battalion, Tank Corps, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 4, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Horatio R. Rogers, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Exermont, France, October 4, 1918. Acting as a runner, Private Rogers, upon learning that there was a scarcity of tank drivers, begged permission to drive a tank. Permission being granted, he drove his tank well in advance of the Infantry until the officer in command of his tank became wounded by enemy fire. Private Rogers left the shelter of his tank and crawled to other tanks of his company, carrying messages from his wounded officer. This duty was performed in the face of heavy artillery, machine-gun, and rifle fire, and was carried on until Private Rogers was severely wounded. The coolness, devotion to duty, and fearlessness displayed inspired the men of his company to still greater endeavor.
General Orders No. No. 15, W.D., 1923
Home Town: Evanston, IL

ROGERS, VERNE E.
Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army
104th Infantry Regiment, 26th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 13, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Verne E. Rogers, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Avillers, France, September 13, 1918. When a section of his platoon was being held up by machine-gun fire, Lieutenant Rogers directed an attack on the nest, while he and a corporal attacked from the opposite side, driving out and capturing three of the enemy.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: New Athens, OH

ROGERS, WILL (AKA: JOHN FOSTER)
Private, U.S. Army
Company K, 9th Infantry Regiment, 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 18, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Will Rogers, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Soissons, France, July 18, 1918. After a machine- gun had caused great losses in his company, Private Rogers, with three other soldiers, made an attack on the gun, which was lodged in a deep ravine. After his companions had been killed or wounded, he continued with the attack and succeeded in silencing the gun.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Limon, CO

ROHAN, EDGAR A.
Private, U.S. Army
Company A, 104th Infantry Regiment, 26th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 20 - 23, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Edgar A. Rohan, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Belleau and Epieds, France, July 20 - 23, 1918. After receiving several wounds Private Rohan took charge of an automatic rifle and continued in action for three days.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Worcester, MA

ROLAIN, RAY C.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company L, 127th Infantry Regiment, 32d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: August 31, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Ray C. Rolain, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Juvigny, France, August 31, 1918. Sergeant Rolain attacked a machine-gun nest single-handed after the four soldiers accompanying him had been wounded. He killed the operator of one gun and captured the remainder of two gun crews and both guns.
General Orders No. 20, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Rhinelander, WI

ROLFE, ONSLOW S.
Captain, U.S. Army
7th Infantry Regiment, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 14 - 15, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Onslow S. Rolfe, Captain, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Fossoy, France, July 14 - 15, 1918. During the heavy enemy bombardment proceeding the second battle of the Marne, Captain Rolfe, regimental intelligence officer, voluntarily carried an important message, in full view of the enemy, across an open field to the support and reserve battalions for the purpose of bringing up reinforcements.
General Orders No. 116, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Concord, NH

RONERI, VINCENZO
Private, U.S. Army
Company D, 112th Infantry Regiment, 28th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 7, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Vincenzo Roneri, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Chatel- Chehery, France, October 7, 1918. Responding to a call from a noncommissioned officer, Private Roneri exposed himself to heavy machine-gun fire to go 200 yards in advance of our lines and assist in carrying a wounded man to a place of safety. While in performance of this act, he was exposed to machine-gun fire from two directions.
General Orders No. No. 11, W.D., 1921
Home Town: Big Mine Run, PA

ROONEY, EDWARD K.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company K, 165th Infantry Regiment, 42d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: March 20, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Edward K. Rooney, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Forrest of Parroy, France, March 20, 1918. After having successfully passed through an extraordinarily heavy barrage of gas and high-explosive shells, Sergeant Rooney volunteered and carried a message to the front line detachment, which, up to that time, had been cut off from all communication with the company.
General Orders No. 35, W.D., 1919
Home Town: New York, NY

*ROOS, JAMES J.
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
108th Infantry Regiment, 27th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 17, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to James J. Roos, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near St. Souplet, France, October 17, 1918. During the fording of the La Selle River, Lieutenant Roos made personal reconnaissances of the territory, under terrific machine-gun fire, before leading his men in attack. Advancing to a farm which was strongly fortified by the enemy, he scattered his men about the buildings from which a deadly fire was pouring, and, advancing alone into the building, captured nearly 200 Germans at the point of his pistol. He was killed in attack the following morning.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Buffalo, NY

ROOSE, THOMAS W. W.
Regimental Sergeant Major, U.S. Army
Headquarters, 3d Battalion, 52d Infantry Brigade (Attached), 26th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 18 - 20, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Thomas W. W. Roose, Regimental Sergeant Major, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Torcy, France, July 18 to 20, 1918. On July 20 Sergeant Major Roose crossed an open space, under direct observation and fire of the enemy, to assist a wounded comrade to shelter. Two days previous he made a reconnaissance along the advancing front line, exposed to rifle, machine-gun, and artillery fire, to make sure that orders had been carried out.
General Orders No. No. 39, W.D., 1920
Home Town: Charlestown, MA

ROOSEVELT, THEODORE, JR.
Major, U.S. Army
26th Infantry Regiment, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: May 28 & July 19, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Theodore Roosevelt, Jr., Major, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Cantigny, France, May 28, 1918. After the completion of a raid Major Roosevelt exposed himself to intense machine-gun, rifle, and grenade fire while he went forward and assisted in rescuing a wounded member of the raiding party. At Soissons, France, July 19, 1918, he personally led the assault companies of his battalion, and although wounded in the knee he refused to be evacuated until carried off the field.
General Orders No. No. 10, W.D., 1920
Home Town: New York, NY
Other Award: Medal of Honor (WWII)

RORTY, JAMES H.
Private, U.S. Army
Section No. 647, Ambulance Service, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 11, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to James H. Rorty, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Sommerance, France, October 11, 1918. Private Rorty was relieved from duty as a mechanic in order that he might serve as aid on cars during the Argonne offensive. While engaged in evacuating wounded from a culvert not far from enemy outposts, fragments of a shell pierced his clothing, and although he was suffering from shock he repeatedly ran ahead in the dark to guide the car over a road partly destroyed by shells and still under enemy machine-gun fire. Returning with relief cars, he again served as guide and as stretcher bearer until the evacuation was completed.
General Orders No. 15, W.D., 1919
Home Town: New York, NY

ROSE, DECATUR F.
Private, U.S. Army
Company K, 119th Infantry Regiment, 30th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 11, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Decatur F. Rose, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near St. Souplet, France, October 11, 1918. During an attack by his regiment, Private Rose was carrying a message from his platoon commander to company headquarters. On the way he met an enemy patrol, and, although alone, immediately opened fire upon them, continuing to fire after being wounded in both legs, until the enemy had been completely routed.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Unaka, NC

ROSE, HAROLD W.
Private First Class, U.S. Army
364th Ambulance Company, 316th Sanitary Train, 91st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 28 - October 4, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Harold W. Rose, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for repeated acts of extraordinary heroism in action near Very, France, September 28 to October 4, 1918, and at Audenarde, Belgium, November 4, 1918. During the offensive in the Forest of Argonne Private First Class Rose displayed unusual courage and devotion to duty in driving a motorcycle for his commanding officer and also in performing liaison service. He repeatedly showed utter disregard for his own life by riding through areas and over roads that were being heavily shelled by the enemy. He was for three days and nights without rest and with very little food. When his motorcycle was disabled by shell fire, he continued on foot and delivered a message as he collapsed from exhaustion. On November 4 he drove a motorcycle with his commanding officer into the town of Audenarde to search for wounded, faithfully performing his duty where the streets had been blown up and timbers from bombarded buildings were falling around him.
General Orders No. 3, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Oakland, CA

*ROSELL, WILLIAM E.
Private, U.S. Army
Company B, 131st Infantry Regiment, 33d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 26, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to William E. Rosell, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action during the Meuse-Argonne offensive, France, September 26, 1918. With three other soldiers Private Rosell charged and captured a battery of three .77 fieldpieces which, protected by machine guns, were firing point blank on the position held by his company. This deed enabled his company to continue the advance.
General Orders No. No. 46, W.D., 1920
Home Town: Chicago, IL

ROSEN, HARRY
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company K, 16th Infantry Regiment, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 4, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Harry Rosen, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Fleville, France, October 4, 1918. After all officers of his company had been killed or wounded, Sergeant Rosen took command and reorganized the company under fire. He then led a patrol of six men through heavy fire in an attack on an enemy machine-gun nest. With the assistance of other members of his patrol he forced 18 of the enemy to surrender.
General Orders No. No. 35, W.D., 1920
Home Town: San Francisco, CA

ROSEN, THEODORE
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
315th Infantry Regiment, 79th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 4, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Theodore Rosen, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action in the Grande Montagne sector, north of Verdun, November 4, 1918. While on a reconnaissance with two other officers, Lieutenant Rosen drew fire from a machine-gun nest in order to allow the other two officers to escape. A few minutes later he and two runners were sent into the Bois d'Etraye in order to locate the left flank. Lieutenant Rosen again came under close-range fire of the enemy. The runner, who was some yards in rear, escaped, but Lieutenant Rosen, who had been terribly wounded by a hand grenade, unable to move or resist by further fighting, was taken prisoner.
General Orders No. No. 19, W.D., 1920
Home Town: Philadelphia, PA

ROSENBERGER, GEORGE V.
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 311th Infantry Regiment, 78th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 25 - 26, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to George V. Rosenberger, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Vieville-en-Haye, France, September 25 - 26, 1918. Private Rosenberger, with another soldier, had advanced to an exposed position and then was administering first aid to a wounded man, when suddenly surrounded and captured by a party of the enemy. While being taken toward the German lines Private Rosenberger and his companion attacked their captors and succeeded in freeing themselves, at the same time capturing two Germans, whom they brought to battalion headquarters, together with the wounded man.
General Orders No. 44, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Bloomsbury, NJ

*ROSENFELD, MERRILL
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
115th Infantry Regiment, 29th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 15, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Merrill Rosenfeld, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Verdun, France, October 15, 1918. During the various offensives of his regiment in the vicinity of the Meuse River, Lieutenant Rosenfeld displayed the greatest bravery and coolness. He met his death while leading a group that silenced an enemy machine-gun menacing his right flank.
General Orders No. 2, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Baltimore, MD

*ROSENWALD, JOHN P.
First Lieutenant (Medical Corps), U.S. Army
Medical Department, 151st Field Artillery, 42d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: March 5, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to John P. Rosenwald, First Lieutenant (Medical Corps), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Pexonne, France, on March 5, 1918. First Lieutenant Rosenwald twice entered the quarry of Battery C, 151st Field Artillery, under heavy shell fire, in order to care for the wounded. He died May 6, 1918, of wounds received in action.
General Orders No. 88, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Minneapolis, MN

ROSIO, WILLIAM
Corporal, 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 Rosio, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Mezy, France, July 15, 1918. Corporal Rosio commanded one of the two machine guns at the railroad bridge. He exposed himself to heavy machine-gun and artillery fire in order to effectively direct the fire of his guns against the enemy infantry crossing the Marne River. This was done with such effectiveness that many of the enemy boats were sunk and assault halted at the Marne River bank. Later, after his gun was disabled, he made a reconnaissance of the enemy lines and returned with valuable information.
General Orders No. No. 27, W.D., 1920
Home Town: East Mauch Chunk, PA

ROSKOSKI, FRANK J.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company F, 302d Engineers, 77th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: August 18, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Frank J. Roskoski, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Ville-Savoye, France, August 18, 1918. Sergeant Roskoski 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 No. 44, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Bronx, NY

*ROSKOWSKI, JOHN
Private, 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 John Roskowski, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Soissons, France, July 20, 1918. When volunteers were called for by his company commander, Private Roskowski 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: Chicago, IL

ROSS, CARL G. R.
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
105th Infantry Regiment, 27th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 29, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Carl G. R. Ross, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action east of Ronssoy, France, September 29, 1918. When his company was held up by an enemy machine-gun post First Lieutenant Ross advanced alone against it and succeeded in putting it out of action, exhibiting great bravery and gallantry, which was a splendid example to all ranks.
General Orders No. 20, W.D., 1919
Home Town: New York, NY

ROSS, DOUGLASS R.
Private, U.S. Army
Company K, 101st Infantry Regiment, 26th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 16, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Douglass R. Ross, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Vaux, France, July 16, 1918. Private Ross killed two of the enemy who were attempting to establish a machine-gun position in a railroad station and captured their machine-guns. Later, the same day, when snipers were working in a ravine near the American line, he, with two other soldiers, went forward to drive them back. One of his comrades was killed, but he, with great daring, attacked the Germans, killing one and wounding another.
General Orders No. No. 125, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Hull, MA

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

ROSS, HENRY D.
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 Henry D. Ross, 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 Ross, with four companions, advanced far ahead of the front line to attack an enemy position located in a large farmhouse. By the accurate fire of his rifle and effective use of hand grenades, he succeeded in putting an enemy machine gun out of action and causing its crew to withdraw. This made it possible for him and his companions to skillfully maneuver in the broad daylight to cover all entrances to the house and force the surrender of the entire force of the enemy, numbering 36 men and 2 officers. During the exploit they killed two Germans who attempted to take cover in the cellar.
General Orders No. No. 12, W.D., 1929
Home Town: New York, NY

ROSS, HIRUM E.
Major (Medical Corps), U.S. Army
18th Infantry (Attached), 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: May 3 - 4, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Hirum E. Ross, Major (Medical Corps), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Villers-Tournelle, France, May 3 - 4, 1918. While under heavy bombardment and working in an area saturated with gas, Major Ross showed extreme gallantry and efficiency in caring for the more dangerously wounded, removing his mask at times during the attack to better ascertain the extent of the wound. It was while thus acting that he was severely gassed.
General Orders No. 46, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Danville, IL

*ROSS, KARL E.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Machine-Gun Company, 363d Infantry Regiment, 91st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 31, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Karl E. Ross, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Waereghem, Belgium, October 31, 1918. At a distance of less than 200 meters from the enemy, Sergeant Ross set up and directed the fire of his guns, exposed during the whole operations to direct enemy fire. He killed one gunner and, while searching for the Hun on his flank, was himself killed.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Stockton, CA

ROSS, LEO 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 Leo L. Ross, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Gesnes, France, September 26, 1918. When the advance of his battalion was held up by an enemy machine-gun nest, Corporal Ross, in company with an officer, crossed the enemy wire, took the position, and captured four prisoners and two machine-guns. On the same day, accompanied by two other soldiers, he captured three machine-guns and 26 prisoners.
General Orders No. 32, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Santa Barbara, CA

ROSS, LLOYD D.
(First Award)
Major, U.S. Army
168th Infantry Regiment, 42d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: March 9, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Lloyd D. Ross, Major, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action in the Salient-du-Feys, France, March 9, 1918. Major Ross displayed notable gallantry in leading a command of untried men in company with French troops in a successful raid on enemy trenches in the Salient du Feys, France. By his heroic conduct he inspired both his own men and the men of our ally participating in the operation.
General Orders No. 27, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Red Oak, IA
Other Award: Distinguished Service Cross w/OLC (WWI)

ROSS, LLOYD D.
(Second Award)
Major, U.S. Army
168th Infantry Regiment, 42d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 14, 15, & 16, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Lloyd D. Ross, Major, U.S. Army, for distinguished service and heroism at Cote-de-Chatillon, France, October 14, 15, and 16, 1918: The courage, resolution, and resource of Major Ross as battalion commander made possible the successful capture of Hills 288, 242, and Cote-de-Chatillon, which was accomplished only after the most desperate fighting through wire and trenches against a resolute and determined defense involving frequent and bitter counterattacks. His brilliant and determined leadership was an example and inspiration to the entire command.
General Orders No. 27, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Red Oak, IA
Other Award: Distinguished Service Cross (WWI)

ROSSIRE, CHARLES C., JR.
Captain, U.S. Army
319th Infantry Regiment, 80th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 1, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Charles C. Rossire, Jr., Captain, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Imecourt, France, November 1, 1918. His company being halted by enemy machine-gun fire, Captain Rossire secured two hand grenades and rushed alone for an enemy machine- gun nest, throwing his grenades and compelling the surrender of the gun crews. Returning to his company, he directed the fire upon the remaining machine-gun crews, which were causing heavy casualties in his company, silenced the enemy guns, and resumed the advance with minimum losses. The soldierly courage displayed by Captain Rossire greatly inspired the members of his company.
General Orders No. No. 15, W.D., 1923
Home Town: Washington, DC

ROSSUM, HAAKON A.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company G, 308th Infantry Regiment, 77th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 3 - 7, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Haakon A. Rossum, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Charlevaux, France, October 3 - 7, 1918. During the five days that his battalion was cut off and surrounded by the enemy, and throughout these five days of hunger, suffering, and enemy attacks, Corporal Rossum commanded an advanced outpost, in a position exposed to each hostile onslaught. He was subjected constantly to fire from snipers, machine-guns, trench mortars, and hand grenades. By his high courage, personal example and inspiring leadership, he defeated all attempts of the enemy to force his post back, and, by so doing, aided materially in the defense of his section of the line.
General Orders No. 32, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Brooklyn, NY

ROTE, TOBIN C.
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
357th Infantry Regiment, 90th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 12, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Tobin C. Rote, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Fey-en-Haye, France, September 12, 1918. Lieutenant Rote displayed daring in rushing machine-gun emplacements in the path of his platoon. Single-handed he captured crews and emplacements of enemy machine guns.
General Orders 98, W.D., 1919
Home Town: San Antonio, TX

ROTH, PAUL KRUSA
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
306th Infantry Regiment, 77th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: August 10, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Paul Krusa Roth, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near St. Thibaut, Bazoches, France, August 10, 1918. Constantly exposed to a terrific concentration of enemy machine-gun and shell fire, without regard to his own safety, Lieutenant Roth voluntarily and unassisted rescued five badly wounded men of his regiment, carrying each man upon his back for a distance of 150 yards, at all times under observation of the enemy occupying the town of Bazoches. His heroic conduct served as an impressive example to every man of his regiment.
General Orders No. 9, W.D., 1923
Home Town: Brooklyn, NY

ROTH, WILLIAM
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company A, 7th Infantry Regiment, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 21, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to William Roth, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Mont-St. Pere, Marne, France, July 21, 1918. After his company had been halted by machine-gun fire from the front, Corporal Roth advanced ahead of his organization to a position exposed to heavy enemy fire, and opened fire with an automatic rifle on the enemy nest. He continued this fire until killed by heavy fire directed on him from the enemy machine- gun nest.
General Orders No. No. 27, W.D., 1920
Home Town: New York, NY

*ROTHWELL, ROBERT
Corporal, U.S. Army
Battery F, 10th Field Artillery, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 15, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Robert Rothwell, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Greves Farm, France, July 15, 1918. Responding to a call for volunteers, Corporal Rothwell, with eight other soldiers, manned two guns of a French battery which had been deserted by the French during the unprecedented fire after many casualties had been inflicted on their forces. For two hours he remained at his post and poured an effective fire into the ranks of the enemy.
General Orders 98, W.D., 1919
Home Town: New York, NY

ROUNDS, CHARLES D.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company M, 60th Infantry Regiment, 5th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: June 29 & October 28, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Charles D. Rounds, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Ban-de-Laveline and Clery Legrande, France, June 29, 1918, and October 28, 1918. On June 29 Corporal Rounds was driven out of his post by hand grenades and machine-gun fire. After the grenades had exploded, he reentered his post under machine- gun fire and drove the German gunners away with his automatic rifle. On October 28 he located several machine-gun nests and a battery of field artillery and returned with information which made it possible to destroy them.
General Orders No. 44, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Witherbee, NY

ROUNDS, HAROLD E.
Private, 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 Harold E. Rounds, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Vaux, France, July 20, 1918. Private Rounds, Corporal Austin J. Kelley, and Private 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

ROUSH, JOE R.
Private, U.S. Army
103d Ambulance Company, 101st Sanitary Train, 26th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 18, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Joe R. Roush, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action north of Chateau- Thierry, France, July 18, 1918. While assisting a wounded infantry soldier under heavy shell fire Private Roush was severely wounded in the face. Although, his injury was more serious than that of the man whom he was attending, he carried the latter to an aid station, after which he voluntarily returned and assisted in first-aid work, inspiring his comrades by his example.
General Orders No. No. 125, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Draper, SD

ROVER, HARRY J.
Private, U.S. Army
Company A, 105th Infantry Regiment, 27th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 29, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Harry J. Rover, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action east of Ronssoy, France, September 29, 1918. During the operations against the Hindenburg line Private Rover, with an officer and three sergeants, occupied an outpost position in advance of the line which was attacked by a superior force of the enemy. Private Rover 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 were an inspiration to all who witnessed it.
General Orders No. 6, W.D., 1930
Home Town: New York, NY

*ROWAN, CHARLES R.
First Lieutenant, 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 Charles R. Rowan, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Apremont, France, September 29, 1918. Being familiar with the ground over which an attack was to be made, he volunteered to leave his own company in the reserve and lead another company which was without officers. The enemy attacked before our own operations were begun, and he was wounded by a machine-gun bullet. Exemplifying in the highest degree the spirit of self-sacrifice and devotion to duty, he remained with his command for an hour and a half until the hostile attack was repulsed. He has since died from the wounds received in this engagement.
General Orders No. No. 139, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Altoona, PA

*ROWAN, PAUL C.
First Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company D, 61st Infantry Regiment, 5th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 14, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Paul C. Rowan, First Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Cunel, France, October 14, 1918. In the absence of a commissioned officer, and under heavy shell and machine-gun fire, Sergeant Rowan succeeded in reorganizing the units of his command, and by his fearless example greatly increased the morale of his company. He successfully led them to the attack until he was killed by shell fire.
General Orders No. 20, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Rosiclare, IL

ROWAN, RICHARD S.
Private, U.S. Army
Company F, 167th Infantry Regiment, 42d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 28, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Richard S. Rowan, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action on Hill 212, Ourcq River, near Sergy, France, July 28, 1918. Private rowan accompanied by another soldier, volunteered to rescue his platoon commander who had been seriously wounded. Although under severe enemy artillery, machine-gun, and rifle fire, these soldiers, with utter disregard for their own personal danger, advanced to the rescue of the fallen officer, and with great difficulty carried him to safety. This heroic action on the part of Private Rowan and his companion without a doubt saved the officer's life and set a splendid example of heroism, self-sacrifice, and devotion to duty.
General Orders No. 7, W.D., 1929
Home Town: Selma, AL

ROWAN, ROBART P.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company A, 116th Infantry Regiment, 29th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 9, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Robart P. Rowan, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Samogneux, France, October 9, 1918. After being painfully wounded Corporal Rowan continued to lead his squad against a machine-gun and silenced it, thereby saving his company many casualties.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Greenville, VA

ROWBOTTOM, RAYMOND G.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company E, 111th Infantry Regiment, 28th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: August 12, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Raymond G. Rowbottom, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Fismette, France, August 12, 1918. With an automatic rifle team, Corporal Rowbottom occupied a house in an advanced position west of Fismette, on the night of August 12, the loss of which would have jeopardized his company's position and hindered the military operations then taking place. The enemy shot a flare into the house, setting fire to it, but Corporal Rowbottom and a companion, under machine-gun and sniper fire in a brilliantly lighted room, extinguished the flames.
General Orders No. No. 100, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Pittsburgh, PA

ROWE, GEORGE
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company I, 107th Infantry Regiment, 27th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 29, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to George Rowe, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Ronssoy, France, September 29, 1918. Although seriously wounded, Sergeant Rowe continued to lead his platoon in operations against the Hindenburg line, refusing to be evacuated, until ordered to the rear by his commanding officer.
General Orders No. 32, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Ossining, NY

ROWE, GUY I.
Major, U.S. Army
38th Infantry Regiment, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 15, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Guy I. Rowe, Major, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action east of Chateau-Thierry, France, July 15, 1918. For fourteen and a half hours on July 15, 1918, Major Rowe held his battalion in an advanced and exposed position on the Marne, although violently and persistently attacked on his front and on both flanks by greatly superior enemy forces.
General Orders No. 99, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Danville, VT

*ROWLEY, JOSEPH C.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company M, 311th Infantry Regiment, 78th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 25, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Joseph C. Rowley, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Grand Pre, France, October 25, 1918. Assisting his company commander in organizing positions and liaison, Sergeant Rowley showed great bravery and devotion to duty. Although wounded in the first combat with the enemy, he continued with his work, declining to be evacuated. While patrolling between outposts he was killed.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Port Norris, NJ

ROY, JOHN W.
Bugler, U.S. Army
Company H, 104th Infantry Regiment, 26th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 18 & 19, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to John W. Roy, Bugler, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action in the Belleau Wood, France, July 18 and 19, 1918. Bugler Roy displayed notable bravery in delivering messages through violent shell fire, At one time, after three other runners had been killed and a fourth wounded, he passed over the same route, undaunted, to carry a message vitally necessary to the successful operation of his company.
General Orders No. No. 125, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Worcester, MA

ROYSTER, THOMAS H.
First Lieutenant (Medical Corps), 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 Thomas H. Royster, First Lieutenant (Medical Corps), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Crezancy, France, July 15, 1918. When casualties during offensive of July 15 had become so great that it was necessary to work in the open, Lieutenant Royster exposed himself to the severe fire for ten hours, dressing and caring for the wounded.
General Orders No. 32, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Tarboro, NC

ROZELLE, GEORGE F., JR.
Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Army
28th Infantry Regiment, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: May 28 - 30, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to George F. Rozelle, Jr., Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action during three days near Cantigny, France, May 28 - 30, 1918. Lieutenant Colonel Rozelle withstood German assaults under intense bombardment, heroically exposing himself to fire constantly in order to command his battalion effectively, and although his command lost half its officers and 30 per cent of its men, he held his position and prevented a break in the line at that point.
General Orders No. 15, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Rogers, AR

*RUANE, EDWARD T.
First 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 Edward T. Ruane, First Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action east of Ronssoy, France, September 29, 1918. During the operations against the Hindenburg line Sergeant Ruane, 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 Ruane 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: Cohoes, NY

RUANE, MICHAEL
Private, U.S. Army
Company C, 165th Infantry Regiment, 42d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 31, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Michael Ruane, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Villers-sur- Fere, Aisne, France, July 31, 1918. Private Ruane went to the rescue of two wounded men over ground so swept by machine-gun fire that two men had been killed and one wounded previously in the attempt; and succeeded in carrying the two wounded men safely to shelter.
General Orders No. 44, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Brooklyn, NY

RUBEL, ALBERT C.
Captain, U.S. Army
304th Engineers, 79th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 26, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Albert C. Rubel, Captain, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Montfaucon, France, September 26, 1918. While reconnoitering to locate the Avocourt-Malancourt Road Captain Rubel was held up by an enemy machine-gun on the parapet of a trench running parallel to the road. He proceeded ahead of two men of his platoon and personally disposed of two German gunners.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Indianapolis, IN

*RUDDOCK, ALEXANDER L.
Supply Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company M, 60th Infantry Regiment, 5th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 12, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Alexander L. Ruddock, Supply Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Bois-de-Juvigny, France, October 12, 1918. Having been left behind to care for the equipment of the company, and, seeing the difficult position in which the company had been placed and noticing that a large number of his comrades were being evacuated because of wounds, Sergeant Ruddock joined the company and assisted in pushing the advance to its objective. He remained until the remnants of the command had been ordered back out of range of friendly artillery. He was mortally wounded on November 10, 1918, after routing out two machine-gun nests.
General Orders 78, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Chester, PA

RUDOLPH, EDWARD W.
Private, U.S. Army
Headquarters Company, 30th Infantry Regiment, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 15, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Edward W. Rudolph, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Mezy, France, July 15, 1918. Private Rudolph successfully carried messages through terrific artillery and machine-gun fire and was twice wounded while performing the mission.
General Orders No. 32, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Joplin, MO

RUDOLPH, ERNEST E.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company C, 110th Infantry Regiment, 28th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 26, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Ernest E. Rudolph, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Varennes, France, September 26, 1918. Acting voluntarily, Corporal Rudolph and two other soldiers went out under heavy artillery and machine-gun fire and attacked an enemy machine-gun nest, killing four of the crew and capturing eleven prisoners, together with the machine gun.
General Orders No. 126, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Denver, CO

RUDOLPH, MARTIN C.
Captain, U.S. Army
11th Infantry Regiment, 5th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 12 & October 21, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Martin C. Rudolph, Captain, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Vieville-en-Haye, France, September 12, 1918, and near Cunel, France, October 21, 1918. When an enemy machine gun suddenly opened fire on his company Captain Rudolph signaled the platoon on his right to execute a flanking movement, while he advanced alone toward the gun. He killed the enemy gunner with his pistol and captured the remainder of the crew. He then ordered the captured gun carried along in the advance, and 200 yards farther used it successfully in silencing another enemy machine gun which was holding up his company. Captain Rudolph was severely wounded by a hand grenade on October 21, but refused to go to the rear, and remained with his company for 12 hours, inspiring his men to hold an important position against a superior force of the enemy.
General Orders 95, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Moultrieville, SC

RUE, LAWRENCE E.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company E, 132d Infantry Regiment, 33d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 9, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Lawrence E. Rue, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Consenvoye, France, October 9, 1918. Sergeant Rue had led his platoon to its objective, when orders were received to shift the line in preparation for a hostile counterattack. He thereupon opened fire with an automatic rifle and remained behind, under heavy artillery and machine-gun fire until the last man of his platoon had reached the newly designated line.
General Orders No. 59, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Chicago, IL

RUFUS, RAY (AKA: FRANK SMITH)
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company K, 166th Infantry Regiment, 42d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 12, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Ray Rufus, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action under the name Frank Smith. (See alias for citation)
Home Town: , Unknown

RUGE, EDWIN
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
326th Infantry Regiment, 82d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: August 4, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Edwin Ruge, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Flirey, France, August 4, 1918. In an early morning raid Lieutenant Ruge charged up an exposed hillside and single-handed captured an enemy machine-gun position. This officer further distinguished himself near Champigneulles, France, October 16, 1918. while reorganizing the 1st Battalion, 326th Infantry, under heavy fire and leading it to the attack.
General Orders No. No. 35, W.D., 1920
Home Town: Atlanta, GA

RUGGERO, PETRO
Private, U.S. Army
Company B, 16th Infantry Regiment, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 10, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Petro Ruggero, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Hill 272, near Fleville, France, October 10, 1918. Private Ruggero, single handed, charged an enemy machine gun, killing the operator and capturing the gun.
General Orders No. No. 35, W.D., 1920
Home Town: Cleveland, OH

RUHL, GEORGE E.
Private, U.S. Army
Company A, 110th Machine-Gun Battalion, 29th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 23, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to George E. Ruhl, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Bois-de-Consenvoye, France, October 23, 1918. Under a heavy artillery barrage sheltered a wounded comrade.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Baltimore, MD

RUHL, LUTHER
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company F, 16th Infantry Regiment, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 4, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Luther Ruhl, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Fleville, France, October 4, 1918. After his platoon commander had become a casualty, Sergeant Ruhl reorganized his platoon under heavy fire and led it forward in a successful attack against a machine-gun nest, killing or capturing the crew and taking the gun. Upon reaching his objective, he organized his platoon for defense and held his position against counterattacks.
General Orders No. No. 35, W.D., 1920
Home Town: Hugo, OK

RULAND, HENRY F.
Private, U.S. Army
357th Ambulance Company, 315th Sanitary Train, 90th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 12, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Henry F. Ruland, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Vilcey-sur-Trey, France, September 12,1918. With another soldier, Private Ruland left the shelter of a wood and went forward to rescue a soldier who had fallen wounded on a hill under constant machine-gun and shell fire. While they were carrying him back on a litter he was again wounded and the litter was struck twice by machine-gun bullets, but they succeeded in carrying him back to safety, thereby saving his life.
General Orders 98, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Brenham, TX

RULE, EDGAR J.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Headquarters Company, 10th Field Artillery, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 14 - 15, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Edgar J. Rule, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Courbon, France, July 14 - 15, 1918. Sergeant Rule, who was of a telephone detail, fearlessly repaired lines under heavy fire of gas and high-explosive shells until the lines were cut beyond repair, when he volunteered and carried messages through the bombardment.
General Orders No. 44, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Boone, IA

RUMBAUGH, ERNEST R.
Corporal, 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 Ernest R. Rumbaugh, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Montfaucon, France, September 27, 1918. Corporal Rumbaugh, 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 field-pieces and two light machine guns.
General Orders No. No. 16, W.D., 1920
Home Town: Holmesville, OH

RUMBERGER, HAROLD P.
Private, U.S. Army
Company B, 316th Infantry Regiment, 79th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 26, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Harold P. Rumberger, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Bois-de-Montfaucon, France, September 26, 1918. Failing to reduce a machine-gun nest with his rifle, Private Rumberger returned, procured an automatic rifle, attacked the nest the second time, and successfully reduced it.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Waynesboro, PA

*RUNDQUIST, OSCAR A.
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 Oscar A. Rundquist, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Romagne, France, October 9, 1918. Though mortally wounded early in the assault, he continued to lead his men in an attack on German machine-gun nests that were holding up the advance of the American troops. With marked coolness and bravery, he encouraged his men until the objective had been reached, shortly after which he fell dead from loss of blood.
General Orders 71, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Big Rapids, MI

RUNNELLS, ERNEST P.
Private, U.S. Army
101st Ambulance Company, 101st Sanitary Train, 26th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 25, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Ernest P. Runnells, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Wadonville, France, September 25, 1918. Private Runnells assisted in establishing a dressing station in a dugout in an advanced position. When it was destroyed by a shell he worked unceasingly in the open under fire from enemy machine-guns and snipers, caring for the wounded. He remained at his post for several hours after his station had been ordered closed, permitting neither his own exhaustion nor the enemy fire to deter him from aiding the wounded.
General Orders No. No. 137, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Concord, NH

*RUNNING, TILMER A.
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 Tilmer A. Running, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Verdun, France, October 12, 1913. While advancing on an enemy position, under direct machine-gun fire, Lieutenant Running was seriously wounded, but remained with his platoon until he died.
General Orders No. 44, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Viroqua, WI

RUNYAN, EDGAR A.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company A, 18th Infantry Regiment, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 9, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Edgar A. Runyan, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action north of Exermont, France, October 9, 1918. Sergeant Runyan assumed command of a platoon after all other sergeants of the platoon had become casualties and led it through several successive attacks. Although wounded in the head by a machine-gun bullet he refused to go to the rear for medical attention but remained in command of the platoon until his company was relieved.
General Orders No. No. 53, W.D., 1920
Home Town: Black Rock, UT

*RUPHOLDT, LOUIS C.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company G, 38th Infantry Regiment, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 15, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Louis C. Rupholdt, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Mezy, France, July 15, 1918. Sergeant Rupholdt held his post on the back of the Marne until nearly his entire platoon had been annihilated and he himself wounded. After being carried a short distance to the rear he continued to direct the defense of the position until killed.
General Orders No. No. 24, W.D., 1920
Home Town: Goshen, IN

RUPPEL, WILLIAM
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company D, 6th Infantry Regiment, 5th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 8, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to William Ruppel, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Fontaines, France, November 8, 1918. While in command of a flank platoon of the battalion, Sergeant Ruppel overcame three enemy machine-gun groups, and personally led the flanking patrols when his platoon was held up by enemy machine-gun fire.
General Orders 81, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Cincinnati, OH

RUSCH, ERNEST J. G.
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
18th Infantry Regiment, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 9, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Ernest J. G. Rusch, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action in the Meuse- Argonne offensive, France, October 9, 1918. Although previously wounded several times Lieutenant Rusch steadfastly remained in command of his platoon of machine guns and gallantly led it forward into position through heavy artillery and machine-gun fire to support his Infantry, which had been held up by enemy fire. By his timely action, his skill in location of his guns and the direction of their fire, and his absolute disregard of personal danger, he quickly caused the withdrawal of the enemy machine guns, thus enabling his Infantry to advance from its precarious position where it was suffering heavy losses from direct fire of enemy machine guns and artillery.
General Orders No. No. 38, W.D., 1922
Home Town: Neena, WI

RUST, ALBERT L.
Master Engineer, U.S. Army
Company D, 105th Engineers, 30th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 29, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Albert L. Rust, Master Engineer, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Bellicourt, France, September 29, 1918. Master Engineer Rust commanded a platoon of engineers, following the first wave of the infantry for the purpose of clearing a road for the artillery. Under heavy shell and machine-gun fire, he directed the work with exceptional ability, at one time leading his platoon in advance of the infantry. By organizing covering parties and utilizing two automatic riflemen, who had become separated from their own unit, he kept his platoon intact, capturing 35 prisoners and cleaning out three machine-gun nests in the course of his operations. While making a reconnaissance ahead of his platoon he personally took nine Germans, after wounding their officer. As a result of his skilful leadership and gallant conduct his mission was successfully carried out.
General Orders No. No. 145, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Morganton, NC

RUTHERFORD, JAMES E.
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Machine-Gun Company, 325th Infantry Regiment, 82d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 12, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to James E. Rutherford, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near St. Juvin, France, October 12, 1918. At a critical moment during a hostile counterattack, Private Rutherford single-handed mounted a machine-gun, under heavy enemy fire, and operated it at close range against the advancing enemy, repulsing the counterattack by his bravery.
General Orders 98, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Somerville, MA

RUUSULEHTO, VAINO
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company L, 30th Infantry Regiment, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 9, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Vaino Ruusulehto, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Madeleine Farm, France, October 9, 1918. Accompanied by a comrade, Corporal Ruusulehto volunteered to attack an enemy machine-gun position, the fire from which was enfilading the position held by his platoon. During the attack his comrade was killed, but Corporal Ruusulehto, by a flank movement, reached the position, killed two members of the crew, and forced two others to surrender.
General Orders No. No. 27, W.D., 1920
Home Town: New York, NY

RYAN, C. WILLIAM
First Lieutenant, 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 C. William Ryan, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Romagne, France, October 9, 1918. Being severely wounded, Lieutenant Ryan led his platoon through heavy shell and machine-gun fire, holding his command intact and capturing or destroying several machine-guns.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Wathena, KS

RYAN, FRANK W.
Private, U.S. Army
Headquarters Company, 122d Field Artillery, 33d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 1 - 9, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Frank W. Ryan, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Nouart, France, November 1 - 9, 1918. Maintaining a telephone line three kilometers long over a period of eight days, Private Ryan was under a terrific bombardment during the whole period, keeping communication under circumstances which called for the greatest courage and determination. He had no relief, and was at one time without rations for 48 hours.
General Orders No. 44, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Chicago, IL

RYAN, OSCAR H.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company K, 9th Infantry Regiment, 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 8 & 10, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Oscar H. Ryan, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Faubourg, France, November 8, 1918, and at Villemontry, France, November 10, 1918. On November 8 Corporal Ryan went on a patrol through heavy machine-gun and artillery fire and returned with valuable information of the enemy. On November 10 he remained on post in a building after half of it had been demolished by shell fire and after being relieved of this duty helped to dig men from the debris of other houses which had been destroyed by the shells.
General Orders No. 46, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Cuero, TX

RYAN, RICHARD J.
Captain, U.S. Army
165th Infantry Regiment, 42d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 28, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Richard J. Ryan, Captain, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Villers-sur-Fere, France, July 28, 1918. Three times wounded on July 28, 1918, in the attack across the River Ourcq, and up the heights beyond, in which he led his company forward in the face of extremely heavy fire from machine-guns and artillery, Captain Ryan refused to be evacuated and remained with his company until it was withdrawn. They reached their objectives and made their stand because of his fine spirit and unflinching determination.
General Orders No. 99, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Watertown, NY

*RYAN, THOMAS A.
Private, U.S. Army
Company D, 101st Infantry Regiment, 26th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 23, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Thomas A. Ryan, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Epieds, France, July 23, 1918. Private Ryan, Sergeant Simeon L. Nickerson, and Corporal M. J. O'Connell volunteered to cross an open field in front of their company in order to ascertain the location of enemy machine-guns. While engaged in this courageous enterprise they were shot and killed. The heroic self-sacrifice of these three men saved the lives of many of their comrades, who would have been killed had the company attempted to make the advance as a whole.
General Orders No. No. 116, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Boston, MA

*RYANS, ROBERT M.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company A, 102d Infantry Regiment, 26th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 26, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Robert M. Ryans, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Marcheville, France, September 26, 1918. Sergeant Ryans was in command of a platoon advancing under heavy artillery bombardment, machine-gun and rifle fire. Though severely wounded, he continued to lead his platoon, pushing on with his men until he was killed.
General Orders No. 15, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Hartford, CT

RYDER, CHARLES W.
(First Award)
Major, U.S. Army
16th Infantry Regiment, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 21, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Charles W. Ryder, Major, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Soissons, France, July 21, 1918. Major Ryder took command of the front-line units and reorganized them under heavy artillery and machine-gun fire. Although wounded in the early operations, he remained in command and directed the attack until all objectives had been taken.
General Orders No. No. 39, W.D., 1920
Home Town: Topeka, KS
Other Award: Distinguished Service Cross w/OLC (WWI)

RYDER, CHARLES W.
(Second Award)
Major, 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 Charles W. Ryder, Major, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Fleville, France, October 9, 1918. In the attack on Hill 272, after all his runners had been killed or wounded while trying to establish liaison with the front- line companies, Major Ryder advanced alone and personally directed the action of his command although under direct fire from two enemy machine guns. He later personally led the final assault on Hill 272, thereby making possible the success of the entire attack.
General Orders No. No. 39, W.D., 1920
Home Town: Topeka, KS
Other Award: Distinguished Service Cross (WWI)

*RYKUS, WILLIAM
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Machine-Gun Company, 38th Infantry Regiment, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 15, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to William Rykus, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Launay, near Chateau-Thierry, France, July 15, 1918. Private Rykus repeatedly ran through enemy machine-gun and rifle fire with important messages. Being twice wounded in those missions, he died from the effects thereof.
General Orders No. 60, W.D., 1920
Home Town: Brooklyn, NY

RYLEY, NORRIS W.
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Battery B, 103d Field Artillery, 26th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: April 20 & 21, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Norris W. Ryley, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Seicheprey, France, April 20, 1918. All wire communications having been destroyed, two of the three guns of his battery also destroyed, and fifty per cent of the men of the battery killed or wounded, and several runners having been killed or wounded in attempting to carry messages to the battalion post of command, Private Ryley voluntarily and repeatedly crossed an exposed field a distance of 700 yards under terrific machine-gun and artillery fire, and again repeated his hazardous task on April 21, 1918, and on each occasion accomplishing his mission. His heroic conduct was an inspiration to every man of his regiment.
General Orders No. 9, W.D., 1923
Home Town: Norwich, CT

*RYMAN, HERBERT D.
Captain, U.S. Army
107th Field Artillery, 28th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: August 17, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Herbert D. Ryman, Captain, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near St. Gilles, France, August 17, 1918. While administering first aid to a wounded soldier, Captain Ryman was himself mortally wounded. Refusing aid, he assisted in rendering and directing the treatment of three other soldiers. Though weakened by loss of blood, he showed utter disregard for his personal danger, refusing to accept treatment until the other wounded had been cared for.
General Orders 64, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Mount Pulaski, IL

RYMER, CHARLES B.
Bugler, U.S. Army
Company F, 138th Infantry Regiment, 35th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 26, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Charles B. Rymer, Bugler, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Very, France, September 26, 1918. Bugler Rymer was a member of a liaison group who worked their way 1,000 yards in advance of their first wave. Surrounded by machine-gun fire, they were forced to take refuge in a trench. Bugler Rymer worked his way along the trench to a clump of woods, where he captured a German officer alone. Assisted by two other soldiers, he later killed an enemy machine-gunner, and took 23 prisoners.
General Orders No. 46, W.D., 1919
Home Town: St. Louis, MO

RYPKEMA, HANNES
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company A, 320th Machine-Gun Battalion, 82d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 14, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Hannes Rypkema, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near St. Juvin, France, October 14, 1918. Sergeant Rypkema went in advance of his section and, unassisted, captured and sent to the rear 13 German prisoners. With the aid of two infantrymen he later captured 28 more prisoners under heavy artillery and machine-gun fire. When his platoon commander had been killed and more than three- fourths of his platoon had become casualties, he reorganized the remainder of the platoon and continued the attack.
General Orders 71, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Hinckley, MN

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