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

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 SACK, WILLIAM
First Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company I, 126th Infantry Regiment, 32d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 9, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to William Sack, First Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Romagne, France, October 9, 1918. Assuming command of his company after all the officers had become casualties, Sergeant Sack skillfully maneuvered it in an attack on enemy machine-gun nests, which were hindering the advance. He was severely wounded early in the engagement, but he continued to lead and encourage his men until he received a second wound, which rendered him a cripple for life.
General Orders No. 126, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Big Rapids, MI

SACKETT, DAYTON S.
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
26th Infantry Regiment, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 22, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Dayton S. Sackett, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Soissons, France, July 22, near St. Mihiel, France, September 12 - 15, near Hill 212, France, October 9, 1918. On July 22 Lieutenant Sackett continued in the fight until he had taken and consolidated the objective assigned him, despite the fact that he was wounded early in the action. On September 12 he was wounded in the first day's fighting, but continued to command his company, refusing to be evacuated until the corps objective was reached. On October 9 he fearlessly walked across an open space before allowing his troops to cross, to ascertain whether or not it was subjected to enemy fire. He was seriously wounded while on this mission.
General Orders No. 44, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Greenfield, TN

SADKOWSKI, FRANK
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company E, 325th Infantry Regiment, 82d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 4, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Frank Sadkowski, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Eply, France, September 4, 1918. Under heavy fire from machine guns, and although seriously wounded, Corporal Sadkowski continued to advance within the enemy's lines. By words of encouragement he urged his men to follow. By his brave leadership an enemy outpost defended by two machine guns and six riflemen was captured.
General Orders No. 20, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Keyport, NJ

SADLER, GEORGE W.
First Lieutenant (Chaplain), U.S. Army
30th Infantry Regiment, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 9 - 16, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to George W. Sadler, First Lieutenant (Chaplain), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Cunel, France, October 9-16, 1918. Throughout this period Chaplain Sadler, regardless of his personal safety, gave first aid and assisted in the evacuation of the wounded from the field under heavy machine-gun and shell fire and gas.
General Orders No. 32, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Laneview, VA

*SAGER, GAIL H.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company D, 108th Infantry Regiment, 27th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 29, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Gail H. Sager, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Ronssoy, France, September 29, 1918. Upon being wounded in the hand, Corporal Sager bandaged the wound himself and immediately returned to the firing line. He then picked up an automatic rifle, and, advancing alone toward machine-gun nests which were holding up his company, was killed after proceeding only a short distance.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Buffalo, NY

SAKRISON, ROY H.
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
Headquarters, 80th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 4, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Roy H. Sakrison, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Nantillois, France, October 4, 1918. Lieutenant Sakriston, with a group of observers and signalmen, was in charge of the forward observation post. When the infantry advanced he followed closely with his telephone lines and established another post on Hill 274. Though he was several times buried by bursting shells, Lieutenant Sakrison continued to make reports over the telephone until he was seriously wounded. After walking to a dressing station and securing first aid he returned to his post through heavy shell fire and continued to transmit important information for three hours until relieved.
General Orders 7, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Deer Park, WI

SALE, LARRY L.
Private, U.S. Army
Company D, 16th Infantry Regiment, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 9, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Larry L. Sale, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action in the Argonne Forest, France, October 9, 1918. After all the platoon runners had been killed or wounded, Private Sale volunteered and carried an important message through heavy machine-gun and artillery barrage.
General Orders No. 44, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Homer, LA

SALIK, ALEXANDER
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company K, 120th Infantry Regiment, 30th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: August 28, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Alexander Salik, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Juvigny, north of Soissons, France, August 28, 1918. Sergeant Salik, regardless of wounds and of mustard gas burns previously received, rejoined and advanced with his company in the attack, and assisted in reforming a platoon after it had suffered severe casualties.
General Orders No. 21, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Grand Rapids, MI

*SANBORN, EASTMAN M.
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
316th Infantry Regiment, 79th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 29, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Eastman M. Sanborn, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near the town of Montfaucon, France, September 29, 1918, while leading his company in an attack upon the enemy under heavy machine-gun and shell fire. Although badly wounded during the advance Lieutenant Sanborn proceeded with his men, his command suffering heavy losses; being again wounded he retained command until exhausted by loss of blood and fully incapacitated. While making his way to the dressing station he was again wounded, and upon arrival at the dressing station yet again. His courage, coolness, and great fortitude and devotion to duty inspired his men to heroic efforts.
General Orders No. 9, W.D., 1923
Home Town: Cleveland, OH

SANBORN, JOSEPH BROWN
Colonel, U.S. Army
131st Infantry Regiment, 33d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: August 9, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Joseph Brown Sanborn, Colonel, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Gressaire Wood, France, August 9, 1918. Immediately after a forced march of 25 miles, Colonel Sanborn's regiment was ordered into a critical engagement. Hurrying to the front he personally led his forces through a heavy and concentrated shell fire, and started the attack at the exact allotted time. After launching his attack he established his post of command in a shell hole and directed the battle to a successful termination. The courage and fearlessness of Colonel Sanborn, despite his advanced age of 62 years, were remarkable to all under his command.
General Orders No. 46, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Chicago, IL

SANDBURG, CHARLES A.
Captain, U.S. Army
Company E, 108th Infantry Regiment, 27th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 17, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Charles A. Sandburg, Captain, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near St. Souplet, France, October 17, 1918. After having been wounded, Captain Sandburg continued to advance with his command until ordered to leave the field by his regimental commander.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Jamestown, NY

SANDEFORD, ALVAN C.
Major, U.S. Army
13th Field Artillery, 4th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: August 8 - 17, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Alvan C. Sandeford, Major, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Chery- Chartreuve, France, August 8 - 17, 1918. Twice gassed, Major Sandeford declined to be evacuated and continued in active command of his battalion. Having been advised and knowing that failure to be evacuated would probably result in his death, he nevertheless continued until he fell from his saddle in a state of total collapse. His fortitude and spirit of self-sacrifice were conspicuous.
General Orders No. No. 47, W.D., 1921
Home Town: Midville, GA

SANDERFER, PAUL C.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company M, 119th Infantry Regiment, 30th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 10, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Paul C. Sanderfer, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near St. Souplet, France, October 10, 1918. Sergeant Sanderfer showed exceptional devotion to duty and bravery during the attack of October 9 - 10. Although wounded by enemy machine-gun fire, he continued to lead his platoon forward until he fell from weakness caused by loss of blood. He even then continued to advance by crawling until his strength entirely failed him.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Trenton, TN

SANDERS, JOSEPH D.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company D, 2d Engineers, 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: June 3 & 13, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Joseph D. Sanders, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Chateau-Thierry, France, June 3 and 13, 1918. In command of an important outpost, Corporal Sanders exposed himself to rifle and shell fire to better observe the movements of the enemy. He was knocked unconscious by shell burst, but returned to his post immediately upon regaining consciousness. On June 13 he carried a wounded officer through an intense barrage to a dressing station.
General Orders No. 23, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Hoisington, KS

SANDERS, NATHAN P.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company L, 9th Infantry Regiment, 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 18 - 25, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Nathan P. Sanders, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Soissons, France, July 18 - 25, 1918. Corporal Sanders gave proof of utter fearlessness and courage during the whole 7-days' offensive. On July 18 his company was stopped by an exceptionally well-located machine gun, making advance impossible until it was silenced. He on his own initiative crept upon the gun, killed the gunner, and captured four others of the crew. He then turned the gun and operated it on the retreating Germans.
General Orders No. No. 117, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Weatherford, OK

SANDERS, PLEAS
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company F, 30th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 10, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Pleas Sanders, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Cunel, France, October 10, 1918. Sergeant Sanders attacked an enemy strong point covered by machine-gun fire. Although severely wounded, he continued to direct his platoon from a shell hole until the objective was reached.
General Orders No. 32, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Brownsville, KY

SANDERSON, EARL H.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company F, 102d Infantry Regiment, 26th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: February 28, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Earl H. Sanderson, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Chavignon, Chemin-des-Dames, France, on the night of February 28, 1918. Corporal Sanderson was a member of a working party well out in front of the advance post. The party encountered a violent barrage of the enemy, which protected enemy assault troops. He helped to fight off the German troops and walked back and forth under the enemy's and our barrage to collect his men. When he heard his lieutenant was in trouble he walked again to his rescue where the barrage had at first overtaken him.
General Orders No. No. 126, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Worcester, MA

SANDFORD, WILLIAM
Private, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 369th Infantry Regiment, 93d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 26, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to William Sandford, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near the Rippont River, Champagne, France, September 26, 1918. Under direct and close-range fire of several enemy machine guns Private Sandford crawled to exposed positions to dress the wounds of officers and men.
General Orders No. No. 47, W.D., 1921
Home Town: New York, NY

*SANDH, ROBIN
Private, U.S. Army
Machine-Gun Company, 7th Infantry Regiment, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 3, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Robin Sandh, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Montfaucon, France, October 3, 1918. Private Sandh repeatedly carried messages to front-line platoons through heavy artillery and machine-gun fire. While en route to an exposed machine-gun position, under heavy fire of the enemy, he was killed by a shell fragment.
General Orders No. No. 24, W.D., 1920
Home Town: Gill, CO

*SANDMAN, LEO L.
Private, U.S. Army
Company F, 353d Infantry Regiment, 89th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 2, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Leo L. Sandman, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action in the Bois- de-Barricourt, France, November, 2, 1918. Private Sandman, with a comrade, advanced as a scout across an open space which was covered by heavy machine-gun fire from the enemy. This advance was made in order to locate the position of the enemy machine- guns and draw their attention, while the rest of the platoon advanced on the flanks. Private Sandman signaled the location of the German guns to his comrades; and, he had advanced more than 200 yards through the murderous fire, when he was killed.
General Orders 89, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Barrington, IL

*SANFORD, LUMAN K.
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Battery F, 76th Field Artillery, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 14 - 15, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Luman K. Sanford, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Chateau-Thierry, France, July 14 - 15, 1918. During a heavy shelling Private Sanford continued to repair broken telephone lines, which were constantly being severed by shell fire, until he was killed by an enemy shell.
General Orders No. 44, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Endicott, NY

SANTARSIERO, GUISEPPE
Private, U.S. Army
Company M, 311th Infantry Regiment, 78th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 26, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Guiseppe Santarsiero, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Grand Pre, France, October 26, 1918. Private Santarsiero rushed ahead of his company and single-handed flanked a machine-gun nest, which was causing losses to his company, killing the gunners.
General Orders No. 35, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Trenton, NJ

SAPLIO, SAM
Private, U.S. Army
Company G, 111th Infantry Regiment, 28th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: August 10 - 12, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Sam Saplio, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Fismette, France, August 10 - 12, 1918. Without fear or thought for his personal safety, Private Saplio sought out enemy snipers posted in trees and killed a number of them. Later, with Sergeant John W. Thompson, he attacked an enemy machine-gun nest, killed the crew, and turned the gun on the enemy, operating it with deadly effect on the infantry and machine-gun positions, killing the gun crews and capturing ten machine- guns.
General Orders No. No. 128, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Marion, WV

*SAPP, AMBERS
Private, U.S. Army
Headquarters Company, 6th Infantry Regiment, 5th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: August 17, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Ambers Sapp, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Frapelle, France, August 17, 1918. Private Sapp displayed great coolness and courage under a heavy enemy barrage when he unhesitatingly went forward to destroy enemy wire entanglements and continued this extremely hazardous work until killed.
General Orders No. 15, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Nepton, KY

*SARGENT, BRADLEY V., JR.
Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army
11th Field Artillery, 6th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 27, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Bradley V. Sargent, Jr., Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Romagne, France, October 27, 1918. Under heavy shell fire, disregarding his own safety, Lieutenant Sargent remained on duty superintending the unloading of ammunition until he was mortally wounded.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: San Francisco, CA

SARGENT, JESSE W.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company M, 16th Infantry Regiment, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 4, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Jesse W. Sargent, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Fleville, France, October 4, 1918. When enemy machine-gun fire was causing losses to our line, Corporal Sargent went forward in broad daylight under fire and silenced the machine gun by killing the gunner. His action enabled his unit to continue the advance.
General Orders No. No. 35, W.D., 1920
Home Town: Crown, WV

SARTAIN, GEORGE W.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company K, 30th Infantry Regiment, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 26, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to George W. Sartain, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Jaulgonne, France, July 26, 1918. Corporal Sartain gave aid to three wounded comrades during a heavy bombardment and after four unsuccessful attempts, finally succeeded in carrying them to a dressing station.
General Orders No. 32, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Washington, DC

SARTAIN, JAKE C.
Sergeant First Class, U.S. Army
Company A, 315th Engineers, 90th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 18, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Jake C. Sartain, Sergeant First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near St. Marie Farm, France, September 18, 1918. As Sergeant Sartain was successfully directing the erection of barbed wire entanglements under heavy shell fire, he heard cries for help from the direction of the enemy's lines. He immediately went out to investigate, and, upon finding a soldier of another organization lying wounded, carried him to our lines, twice passing through enemy machine-gun fire in accomplishing this heroic act.
General Orders 87, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Atlanta, GA

SARTI, WILLIAM
Sergeant First Class, 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 William Sarti, Sergeant First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Medeah Ferme, France, October 8 - 9, 1918. His platoon commander and only other sergeant being wounded, Sergeant Sarti assumed command of his platoon, although himself wounded. He made a reconnaissance of the position his platoon was to occupy, under heavy shell fire, and, returning, conducted it to the new position without the loss of a single man, and remained with it for 48 hours.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Garfield, NJ

SATTLER, WILLIAM N.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Headquarters Company, 132d Infantry Regiment, 33d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 6 - 13, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to William N. Sattler, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Bois-de-Foret, France, October 6 - 13, 1918. Corporal Sattler was in charge of all runners at advance post of command of the regiment. The area was heavily gassed. Although so badly gassed that his eyes were swollen shut and his voice affected, he refused to be evacuated, but continued on duty. On October 10, when all runners were killed, wounded or gassed, he repeatedly carried many important messages, in order to maintain communication.
General Orders 81, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Chicago, IL

*SAUER, JOSEPH
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company F, 308th Infantry Regiment, 77th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 2, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Joseph Sauer, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Binarville, France, October 2, 1918. Corporal Sauer volunteered, in the face of heavy enemy machine-gun fire, to deliver a message to a platoon sergeant who was leading an attack on enemy machine-gun nests. He was wounded in one leg just as he started and was wounded in the other leg before reaching the sergeant, but did, by calling aloud, deliver the message verbally and accurately.
General Orders No. 35, W.D., 1919
Home Town: New York, NY

SAUERS, ROY M.
Sergeant First Class, U.S. Army
Company B, 314th Field Signal Battalion, 89th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 4, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Roy M. Sauers, Sergeant First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Tailly, France, November 4, 1918. Sergeant Sauers was in charge of a wire laying detail between Tailly and Beauclair. Over a road swept by heavy shell fire, he carried the line forward and in constant repair, to the support of battalion of the 355th Infantry.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Stuart, NE

SAUL, TOM W.
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
327th Battalion, Tank Corps, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 12, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Tom W. Saul, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near the Bois-de- Remieres, France, September 12, 1918. First Lieutenant Saul coolly exposed himself to enemy fire by standing on the parapet of a trench and directing his men in the work of getting the tanks forward.
General Orders No. 46, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Portland, OR

SAUNDERS, EUGENE F.
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Company F, 115th Infantry Regiment, 29th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 8, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Eugene F. Saunders, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Bois-de-Consenvoye, France, October 8, 1918. Private Saunders carried a wounded comrade through a terrific machine-gun and artillery barrage to a place of safety and thereby saved his life, although risking his own in the exploit.
General Orders No. 44, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Washington, DC

SAUNDERS, THOMAS D.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company A, 2d Engineers, 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 12, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Thomas D. Saunders, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Jaulny, France, September 12, 1918. Corporal Saunders and another soldier, who were acting as wire cutters with the first line of infantry, fought their way forward in advance of their units and were the first to enter Jaulny while it was swept by machine- gun fire, infested with snipers, and still occupied by rear guard detachments of the enemy. After capturing eight Germans in a dugout they searched the caves in the town and took 55 additional prisoners.
General Orders No. No. 142, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Cheyenne, WY

SAURMAN, HAROLD P.
Private, U.S. Army
Sanitary Detachment, 102d Machine-Gun Battalion, 26th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 22 - 23, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Harold P. Saurman, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Trugny, France, July 22 - 23, 1918. Private Saurman displayed remarkable courage in going out under heavy machine-gun and artillery fire, giving aid to wounded soldiers and carrying them back to the dressing stations.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Boston, MA

*SAVAGE, ARTHUR V.
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 Arthur V. Savage, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Mezy, France, July 15, 1918. In the darkness, Lieutenant Savage charged a machine-gun which had been brought across the Marne by the Germans to cover their crossing during the night, but was completely surrounded and killed just as he reached the gun.
General Orders No. 32, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Philadelphia, PA

SAVAGE, ERNEST S.
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
316th Machine-Gun Battalion, 81st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 11, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Ernest S. Savage, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Grimaucourt, France, November 11, 1918. Although so sick from gas that he could hardly move and vomiting heavily into his gas mask, Lieutenant Savage successfully conducted the fire of his machine-gun platoon in the face of heavy shrapnel, gas, and machine-gun fire. He received no medical attention until late in the afternoon after the attack was over.
General Orders No. 32, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Council, NC

SAVITSKY, ANTHONY
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company A, 1st Engineers, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 9, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Anthony Savitsky, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Verdun, France, October 9, 1918. Upon his own initiative, Corporal Savitsky led his squad in the face of heavy machine-gun fire, in order to silence enemy machine guns which were endangering our position. Through his skill and courage several machine-gun nests were surrounded and silenced and twenty prisoners captured.
General Orders 98, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Colonie, NY

SAWEUK, WILLIAM
Private, 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 William Saweuk, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Mezy France, July 15, 1918. On two separate occasions, during the battle of the Marne, Private Saweuk went over the top alone, returning with 12 prisoners the first time and eight the second.
General Orders 98, W.D., 1919
Home Town: New York, NY

*SAXON, JOHN W.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company K, 115th Infantry Regiment, 29th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 10, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to John W. Saxon, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Verdun, France, October 10, 1918. In the advance on Recherne Hill Sergeant Saxon showed great courage and judgment in leading his platoon and wiping out several machine guns that were holding up the advance. He was killed while gallantly leading his platoon against the last of these.
General Orders No. 27, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Kensington, MD

SCANDEL, ALEXANDER
Private, U.S. Army
Company E, 60th Infantry Regiment, 5th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 15, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Alexander Scandel, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Bois- de-Pultiere, France, October 15, 1918. When his platoon was forced to take shelter from the intense fire, Private Scandel, with another soldier, having located the source of the fire, crawled forward 200 yards, capturing a nest containing two guns and five of the enemy. "When his companion, had started to the rear with the prisoners, Private Scandel continued forward, rushing from shell hole to shell hole, and outflanking a second nest, taking one gun and three prisoners.
General Orders No. 59, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Shenandoah, PA

SCANLAN, ANTHONY
First Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company F, 16th Infantry Regiment, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 21, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Anthony Scanlan, First Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Soissons, France, July 21, 1918. Although severely wounded, First Sergeant Scanlan displayed exceptional courage and leadership by reorganizing his battalion under fire when all of its officers had been killed or incapacitated by injuries.
General Orders No. 15, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Lost Creek, PA

*SCANLON, HORACE B.
Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army
106th Infantry Regiment, 27th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 27, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Horace B. Scanlon, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Ronssoy, France, September 27, 1918. Gathering about 49 men from various units in a forward trench Lieutenant Scanlon organized them into an attacking party and led them forward under heavy machine-gun fire, repulsing an enemy counterattack. While in the performance of this exploit he was mortally wounded, but attempting to push forward with his men, he called out: "Go on fighting! Never mind what happened to me."
General Orders No. 44, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Brooklyn, NY

SCANLON, JAMES E.
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
Company H, 353d Infantry Regiment, 89th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 12, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to James E. Scanlon, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Limey, France, September 12, 1918. Although wounded himself First Lieutenant Scanlon went to the rescue of another officer who had fallen in an exposed position. With marked bravery he passed through heavy enemy fire, and reaching the other officer, carried him to safety.
General Orders 98, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Boswell, IN

SCANLON, RAYMOND
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company F, 101st Infantry Regiment, 26th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 25, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Raymond Scanlon, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action in the Bois-de-Belleau, north of Verdun, France, October 25, 1918. Sergeant Scanlon, while advancing in command of a liaison group, was halted by machine-gun fire from the front. Alone, he dashed ahead of his men toward the enemy position. He wounded two of the enemy and captured the gun. Upon being rejoined by his men he continued the advance.
General Orders No. 60, W.D., 1920
Home Town: Waltham, MA

SCHABINGER, ANDREW C.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company E, 131st Infantry Regiment, 33d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 4, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Andrew C. Schabinger, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Hamel, Belgium, July 4, 1918. Although severely wounded in the arm at the beginning of the engagement, Corporal Schabinger continued forward as squad leader, exhibiting great gallantry and setting an inspiring example to his men.
General Orders No. 99, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Washington, IL

SCHAD, ALBERT
(First Award)
First Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company L, 111th Infantry Regiment, 28th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 30, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Albert Schad, First Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Montblainville, France, September 30, 1918. With a detail of 16 men Sergeant Schad attempted the mission of cleaning up a machine-gun nest which was enfilading the Montblainville Road. Leaving his men in a sheltered position where a counter fire could be directed upon the enemy gun, he advanced alone, located the nest, killed two of the crew with hand grenades, put the others to flight, and destroyed the gun.
General Orders No. 50, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Philadelphia, PA
Other Award: Distinguished Service Cross w/OLC (WWI)

SCHAD, ALBERT
(Second Award)
First Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company L, 111th Infantry Regiment, 28th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 4, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Albert Schad, First Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near La Chene Tondu, France, October 4, 1918. Sergeant Schad on his own initiative, took forward a platoon to fill a gap left in the attacking platoons on account of casualties. Leaving his platoon to cover the road, he advanced alone upon a machine-gun nest, killed the entire crew with hand grenades, and captured the gun. He then held the position until the advance was taken up the following morning.
General Orders No. 50, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Philadelphia, PA
Other Award: Distinguished Service Cross (WWI)

*SCHAIRER, JAMES V.
Private, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 147th Infantry Regiment, 37th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 26, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to James V. Schairer, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Montfaucon, France, September 26, 1918. Seeing two men fall wounded, Private Schairer immediately went to their assistance, unmindful of the extreme danger to which he was exposed; and, after dragging the men to a shell hole, administered effective first aid. A few days later he was killed in the performance of his duties.
General Orders No. 20, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Toledo, OH

SCHALLERT, EDWARD I.
Private, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 30th Infantry Regiment, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 10 - 13, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Edward I. Schallert, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Madeleine Farm, France, October 10 - 13, 1918. Although wounded in the thigh on October 10, Private Schallert continued to render first aid to the wounded under enemy fire until wounded a second time by a machine-gun bullet in the arm.
General Orders No. No. 24, W.D., 1920
Home Town: St. Louis, MO

*SCHENCK, GORDON L.
Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army
308th Infantry Regiment, 77th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 3 - 7, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Gordon L. Schenck, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action in the Argonne Forest, near Binarville, France, October 3 - 7, 1918. While his battalion was surrounded by the enemy, Lieutenant Schenck, by his heroic conduct, while repulsing frequent enemy attacks, inspired his command. Fearlessly exposing himself to fire, he seized his rifle and ran to the top of a bank in front of his company's position where he was able to throw hand grenades at the enemy until killed by an enemy shell.
General Orders No. No. 19, W.D., 1920
Home Town: Brooklyn, NY

SCHERMERHORN, CHARLES EARL
Lieutenant, U.S. Army
328th Infantry Regiment, 82d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 9 - 10, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Charles Earl Schermerhorn, Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Cornay, France, October 9 - 10, 1918. After successfully driving off the enemy his attacking force was counter-attacked and surrounded. The officers in charge decided to surrender to the greatly superior numbers, but Lieutenant Schermerhorn, refusing to do so, made his way to our lines through deadly enemy fire, although severely wounded while doing so.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Troy, NY

SCHICK, FRED
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company H, 305th Infantry Regiment, 77th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 5, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Fred Schick, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action in the Bois-de-la Naza, France, October 5, 1918. With two others soldiers, Corporal Schick volunteered to crawl out under enemy machine-gun fire, in an effort to locate three members of the platoon, who were missing, after an unsuccessful attack on enemy machine-gun nests. Finding the body of one, they located another, who lay helplessly wounded, by calling out his name. As a result, they drew increased fire from the enemy, but they courageously crawled 25 yards further toward the hostile positions and succeeded in carrying back the wounded man through the machine-gun fire to our lines.
General Orders 95, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Rosebank, NY

SCHIDE, CLARENCE C.
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 Clarence C. Schide, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Bois-d'Ormont, France, October 12, 1918. Although severely wounded, Lieutenant Schide continued to lead his platoon over open ground and subjected to heavy artillery and machine-gun fire, until he received a second wound which necessitated his removal from the field in a critical condition.
General Orders No. 26, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Mason City, IA

SCHKODA, THOMAS
Bugler, U.S. Army
Machine-Gun Company, 9th Infantry Regiment, 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 7, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Thomas Schkoda, Bugler, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Medeah Ferme, France, October 7, 1918. After having received a wound in his knee by a machine-gun bullet and a shell wound in the face, Bugler Schkoda continued his duties as runner until ordered evacuated by his company commander.
General Orders No. 21, W.D., 1919
Home Town: New York, NY

SCHLESINGER, ALBERT
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company G, 147th Infantry Regiment, 37th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 11, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Albert Schlesinger, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Bois-Dommartin, near Beney, France, October 11, 1918. On the night of October 11 Sergeant Schlesinger volunteered to recover the body of an American officer who had been killed while leading a raiding part, the body being left about 50 paces in front of the enemy positions. With a patrol of six men he proceeded on his mission, meeting heavy rifle and machine-gun fire. Ordering his men to retire, he, with one man of his patrol, covered the retirement, which was successfully accomplished. Although severely wounded, he continued his covering fire with automatic rifle and grenades, unassisted, and eventually reached his own lines.
General Orders No. 9, W.D., 1923
Home Town: Cincinnati, OH

*SCHMELZ, FREDERICK
Cook, U.S. Army
Company K, 114th Infantry Regiment, 29th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 27, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Frederick Schmelz, Cook, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action north of Verdun, France, October 27, 1918. Cook Schmelz volunteered to take hot food to the front line troops who had not received hot food for three days. After traveling four kilometers he was fatally wounded by a bursting shell.
General Orders No. No. 1, W.D., 1926
Home Town: Jersey City, NJ

SCHMIDT, FERDINAND A.
Private, U.S. Army
Company B, 312th Infantry Regiment, 78th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 22, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Ferdinand A. Schmidt, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Talma Farm, France, October 22, 1918. When his company's advance had been held up by intense machine-gun fire, Private Schmidt crawled through a barrage of hand grenades, and at the point of his bayonet held 19 of the enemy in a dugout until assistance arrived. Before performing this courageous act, he was slightly wounded.
General Orders No. 35, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Newark, NJ

SCHMIDT, RUSSELL A.
Captain, U.S. Army
108th Field Signal Battalion, 33d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 8, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Russell A. Schmidt, Captain, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Cumieres, France, October 8, 1918. With a detail of five men, Captain Schmidt was engaged in attempting to lay a telephone line across the Meuse River, when they were discovered and attacked by a superior force of the enemy. Even after being wounded three times, Captain Schmidt continued the unequal struggle, killing one and wounding three of the enemy, until all his ammunition was exhausted and all of his men severely wounded. Believing himself to be mortally wounded, he advanced into the enemy's lines and gave himself up, in order to save the lives of his men. He was recaptured by our forces later in the day.
General Orders 66, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Council Bluffs, IA

*SCHMITT, EDWARD F.
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Company L, 306th Infantry Regiment, 77th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 10, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Edward F. Schmitt, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Mont Notre Dame, France, September 10, 1918. Voluntarily accompanying an officer and noncommissioned officer of his battalion in a search of the Bois-de-Chandriere for survivors of a battalion which had been relieved from its position in the line, Private Schmitt crossed an open field under terrific enemy fire, a distance of 600 yards, under constant observation of the enemy, sought and found several survivors, and led them back to his own lines. The heroic and soldierly conduct of Private Schmitt and his devotion to his comrades greatly inspired the men of his battalion. Private Schmitt was later killed in action while gallantly fighting with his battalion in the Argonne Forest.
General Orders No. No. 16, W.D., 1923
Home Town: Buffalo, NY

SCHMITZ, CHARLES
Private, U.S. Army
Company I, 9th Infantry Regiment, 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: April 14, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Charles Schmitz, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Tilly, Marie Louise sector, France, April 14, 1918. During an attack on his company by superior forces, Private Schmitz advanced single handed against five Germans who had taken cover in a shell hole and killed or wounded all of them with an automatic rifle.
General Orders No. 126, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Saginaw, MI

*SCHOBERTH, RAYMOND A.
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
359th Infantry Regiment, 90th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 1, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Raymond A. Schoberth, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Bantheville, France, November 1, 1918. Lieutenant Schoberth continued to lead his platoon after being wounded in the arm by a machine-gun bullet. He set an excellent example for his platoon by his courage and disregard for personal danger. This gallant officer was later killed by a shell fragment.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Versailles, KY

SCHOLES, WILLIAM
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company C, 131st Infantry Regiment, 33d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: August 10, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to William Scholes, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Chipilly Ridge, France, August 10, 1918. When the advance of his platoon was suddenly halted by intense machine-gun fire at close range, wounding his platoon commander and other platoon sergeants, Sergeant Scholes showed splendid devotion to duty by personally manning a machine gun in the advance position and maintaining fire until the rest of the platoon had reached shelter.
General Orders No. No. 140, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Chicago, IL

SCHOOLEY, HARRY T.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company L, 311th Infantry Regiment, 78th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 25, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Harry T. Schooley, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Grand Pre, France, October 25, 1918. After his platoon had fallen back under heavy shell fire, Corporal Schooley made a personal reconnaissance of an enemy machine-gun nest through a heavy barrage, killed one of the enemy gunners and drove off the others with hand grenades, thereby enabling his platoon to resume its position.
General Orders No. 35, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Laurel, MD

SCHRADER, EDGAR A.
Private, U.S. Army
2d Field Battalion, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 18 - 21, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Edgar A. Schrader, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Berzy-le-Sec, France, July 18 - 21, 1918. Attached to headquarters of the 1st Division as dispatch rider during the operations at Berzy-le-Sec, France, Private Schrader courageously and unhesitatingly passed through areas under steady artillery bombardment to carry messages whose delivery was of vital necessity to the success of the attack.
General Orders No. 126, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Vacaville, CA

SCHROEDEL, JOHN C.
Private, U.S. Army
Company B, 119th Infantry Regiment, 30th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 29, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to John C. Schroedel, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action neat Bellicourt, France, September 29, 1918. During operations in the region of Bellicourt, Private Schroedel, unassisted, attacked an enemy stronghold and captured two machine-guns and five prisoners.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Sherburn, MN

SCHROTH, RAYMOND A.
First Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company E, 311th Infantry Regiment, 78th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 1, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Raymond A. Schroth, First Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Grand Pre, France, November 1, 1918. Sergeant Schroth was directed to lead an attack against an enemy machine-gun nest, which was impeding the progress of his company. Reaching a point within 50 feet of the stronghold, he ordered an attack, and sis Germans near the gun sought to surrender until they saw the strength of his force, now reduced through casualties to two or three men. The enemy was then reinforced by 20 men and launched a severe counterattack, which forced Sergeant Schroth to abandon his attack. After ordering his men to safety, he remained at his post alone, combating against the superior forces until he drove a prisoner back to our lines at the point of his empty pistol. Despite his desire to provide safety for his patrol he was the only survivor to return from the mission.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Trenton, NJ

SCHUCHART, FRANK
Private, U.S. Army
Company L, 128th Infantry Regiment, 32d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: August 30 & November 8, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Frank Schuchart, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Juvigny, France, August 30, 1918, and in the Argonne Forest, France, November 8, 1918. During the attack near Juvigny, Private Schuchart, while acting as runner, repeatedly exposed himself to severe enemy artillery and machine-gun fire. After the attack he voluntarily joined in the work of clearing the field of wounded under heavy enemy fire. On November 8, while carrying an important message he was severely wounded in the left leg. He stopped in a shell hole, dressed the wound himself, proceeded to deliver the message and did not report for treatment.
General Orders 95, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Belmont, WI

SCHUEREN, DAN E., JR.
Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army
122d Field Artillery, 33d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 1, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Dan E. Schueren, Jr., Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Barricourt, France, November 1, 1918. Lieutenant Schueren, then a sergeant, acting as liaison agent with an assaulting infantry battalion, on his own initiative, took command of a platoon of infantry when its leader was wounded. He ordered the advance resumed and under his leadership, machine-gun nests that threatened to hold up the advance of the entire battalion were flanked and silenced. He showed marked bravery constantly inspiring his men during the attack.
General Orders 71, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Chicago, IL

SCHULTHEIS, BERNARD
Private, U.S. Army
Machine-Gun Company, 125th Infantry Regiment, 32d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 1, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Bernard Schultheis, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Terny-Sorny, north of Soissons, France, September 1, 1918. When the infantry was advancing in a position exposed to cross fire, he volunteered and carried a message to the advancing troops, informing them that a machine-gun barrage laid down on the enemy emplacements was friendly fire from a unit not in their support and acting without orders to cover their advance. He delivered the message, returned across an open field swept by enemy machine-guns and thereby made it possible for the infantry unit to advance 400 meters and gain its objective.
General Orders No. No. 124, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Flint, MI

SCHULTZ, ARTHUR
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company I, 128th Infantry Regiment, 32d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: August 30, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Arthur Schultz, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Juvigny, north of Soissons, France, August 30, 1918. Sergeant Schultz displayed great courage and coolness during an attack in going forward under heavy fire and firing upon machine-gun emplacements. Later, when a retirement was ordered, he remained in advance of the line to carry back the wounded, in spite of heavy fire from artillery and machine guns.
General Orders No. 20, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Neenah, WI

*SCHULTZ, CHARLES
Private, U.S. Army
Company H, 132d Infantry Regiment, 33d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 26, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Charles Schultz, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Forges, France, September 26, 1918. While his platoon was being held up by machine-gun fire, Private Schultz braved the hazardous fire by going forward and driving out the crew after which he captured the gun. He died from wounds received in the exploit.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Chicago, IL

SCHULTZ, FRED M.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company M, 16th Infantry Regiment, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 4, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Fred M. Schultz, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Fleville, France, October 4, 1918. Leading his squad through a heavy barrage and against violent machine-gun fire, Corporal Schultz attacked an enemy field gun which had been holding up the progress of our tanks. He disabled the gun crew and took 15 prisoners, after which he personally captured a machine-gun and killed its operator. Although wounded himself, he assisted two wounded members of his squad to the first-aid station.
General Orders No. 23, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Mount Clemens, MI

SCHULTZ, GEORGE F.
Private, U.S. Army
Company E, 16th Infantry Regiment, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 7, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to George F. Schultz, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Sedan, France, November 7, 1918. While accompanying his company as Liaison Agent in the advance, Private Schultz attacked, single-handed, a machine-gun nest which was delivering a heavy fire, killing the gunner, and caused many other casualties among the enemy. His act also caused other enemy machine-gunners to withdraw, and saved his company from a very dangerous flanking fire.
General Orders No. 59, W.D., 1919
Home Town: New Buffalo, MI

SCHULZ, FRANK
Private, U.S. Army
Company C, 302d Engineers, 77th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: August 25 - 26, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Frank Schulz, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Bazoches, France, August 25 - 26, 1918. Private Schulz and another soldier had become separated and were forced to take shelter for five and a half days. He rescued a wounded comrade from exposure to machine-gun and shell fire and later attacked a machine-gun nest in his direct front. In the attack he killed two of the enemy with hand grenades and subsequently returned to our lines, assisting the wounded comrade to safety.
General Orders No. 21, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Thompkinsville, NY

SCHULZE, RAYMOND J.
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Section No. 583, Ambulance Service, A.E.F.
Date of Action: August 16, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Raymond J. Schulze, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Orvillers-Sorel (Oise), France, August 16, 1918. When many French and American drivers had been killed or wounded during an intense bombardment on a dressing station, Private Schulze immediately went to their assistance but received wounds himself which will make him a cripple for life.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Cedar Rapids, IA

SCHUMACHER, MAX
Private, U.S. Army
Company I, 60th Infantry Regiment, 5th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 5, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Max Schumacher, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Clery-le- Petit, France, November 5, 1918. When the advance of his company was held up by enemy machine-gun fire, Private Schumacher, with his platoon commander and another soldier, advanced in front of the line and attacked a machine-gun nest, killing two gunners and taking eight prisoners, thereby enabling the company to advance and establish a brigade bridgehead.
General Orders 98, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Brenham, TX

SCHUMAKER, FRANCIS X.
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
Company K, 148th Infantry Regiment, 37th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 3, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Francis X. Schumaker, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Hearne, Belgium, November 3, 1918. In the face of terrific machine-gun and artillery fire, First Lieutenant Schumaker gave valuable assistance in the constructions of a log bridge over the Scheldt River, which enabled his battalion to cross and establish itself in its objective. He remained with his company after being wounded until he was forced to be evacuated.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Dayton, OH

SCHWANKE, OTTO A.
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Company B, 47th Infantry Regiment, 4th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: August 1, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Otto A. Schwanke, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Sergy, France, August 1, 1918. Private First Class Schwanke displayed the greatest devotion to duty, loyalty, and courage by repeatedly volunteering, night and day, to carry messages under the heaviest machine-gun and shell fire from his battalion commander to the company commanders, thereby maintaining efficient liaison at all times.
General Orders No. 21, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Potter, WI

*SCHWARTZ, ADOLPH (AKA: FRANK BROWN)
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company A, 30th Infantry Regiment, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 15, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Adolph Schwartz, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action under the name Frank Brown. (See alias for citation)
Home Town: , Unknown

SCHWARTZ, BENJAMIN
Private, U.S. Army
Company I, 38th Infantry Regiment, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 8 - 9, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Benjamin Schwartz, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action during the attack on Hill 253 north of Cierges, France, October 8 - 9, 1918. Private Schwartz carried numerous messages over routes swept by heavy machine-gun and artillery fire. Due to his personal heroism when exposed to heavy fire, his company commander was able to maintain communication with the battalion at all times during the attack.
General Orders No. 60, W.D., 1920
Home Town: Brooklyn, NY

SCHWARZWAELDER, CHRISTIAN ALLEN
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
21st Machine-Gun Battalion, 7th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 1, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Christian Allen Schwarzwaelder, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Vieville. France, November 1, 1918. Lieutenant Schwarzwaelder remained in an exposed place administering first aid to a wounded officer and two soldiers throughout a heavy barrage of gas shells and high explosives after his platoon had withdrawn from the position. He had the wounded men removed to a less exposed place and remained with them until they were evacuated.
General Orders No. No. 46, W.D., 1920
Home Town: Lake Mahopac, NY

SCHWEGLER, JOHN W.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company C, 107th Infantry Regiment, 27th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 28, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to John W. Schwegler, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Ronssoy, France, September 28, 1918. Sergeant Schwegler went forward from a front line trench in daylight for a distance of 60 yards through enemy machine- gun and sniper's fire, and brought back a wounded soldier to shelter.
General Orders 81, W.D., 1919
Home Town: New York, NY

SCHWER, HENRY G.
Private, U.S. Army
Company B, 119th Infantry Regiment, 30th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 29 - 30, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Henry G. Schwer, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Bellicourt, France, September 29 - 30, 1918. During an attack by his regiment Private Schwer was wounded, but continued his work as stretcher bearer throughout the night, refusing to be evacuated while able to render assistance to his comrades.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Fairfax, IA

SCHWIEN, EDWIN E.
Captain, U.S. Army
7th Infantry Regiment, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 4, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Edwin E. Schwien, Captain, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action on Hill 241, between Cierges and Romagne, France, October 4, 1918. On the morning of October 4, 1918, captain Schwien led the first wave of his company in an attack on Hill 241, north of Cierges. Early in the attack the entire company advanced in the face of terrific shell and machine gun fire. Owing to the severity of the fire the attack was held up on the south side of the hill. Captain Schwien then personally led a small reconnaissance party over the enemy slope, during the performance of which he was severely wounded, but when carried back t our front lines and while lying prostrate on the ground, being unable to walk, he continued to command his company and so directed the disposition of his command that another counterattack was prevented. Having organized his position he was carried to the first-aid station. His brilliant leadership under fire and his dedication to duty after having been seriously wounded were an inspiration to those who served under him.
General Orders No. No. 3, W.D., 1929
Home Town: St. Joseph, MO

*SCHWING, FRED
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Company I, 112th Infantry Regiment, 28th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 28, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Fred Schwing, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Montblainville, France, September 28, 1918. Despite a concentration of enemy machine-gun and rifle fire, Private Schwing, together with Sergeant Small of his company, left the protection of the trenches, and in full view of the enemy advanced across an open space for a distance of 75 yards, rescued a wounded soldier and carried him to shelter. The bravery and devotion to duty thus displayed greatly inspired and encouraged the members of their command, inciting them to still greater endeavors.
General Orders No. No. 16, W.D., 1923
Home Town: Warren, PA

SCHWING, JAMES ALBERT
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
118th Infantry Regiment, 30th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 8, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to James Albert Schwing, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Montbrehain, France, October 8, 1918. With two soldiers First Lieutenant Schwing attacked a machine-gun nest of four guns and about 40 Germans. By the efficient use of grenades and automatic rifles the Germans were forced to surrender, thereby allowing the company to continue the advance.
General Orders No. 35, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Spartanburg, SC

SCIALABBA, IGNAZIO
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company K, 319th Infantry Regiment, 80th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 1, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Ignazio Scialabba, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Immecourt, France, November 1, 1918. Corporal Scialabba crawled 300 yards alone, outflanked a machine-gun, killed four and captured three of the crew. Although wounded by "shell fragment, he refused to go to the rear.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Mount Oliver, PA

*SCIALABBA, JOSEPH
Private, U.S. Army
Company C, 4th Infantry Regiment, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 13, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Joseph Scialabba, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action neat Cunel, France, October 13, 1918. From an exposed outpost position, during a strong enemy counterattack, Private Scialabba opened fire on the advancing enemy with a captured machine-gun. When the machine-gun jammed, he picked up a light Browning gun and used it with the same deadly effect until the magazines were exhausted, whereupon he resorted to rifle fire. This gallant soldier was killed in action two days later.
General Orders 89, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Butler, PA

SCIONTI, LOUIS
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company F, 47th Infantry Regiment, 4th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: August 9, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Louis Scionti, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Bazoches, France, August 9, 1918. Responding to a call for volunteers to destroy a hostile machine- gun, Sergeant Scionti, with two other soldiers, boldly went forward through machine-gun fire and accomplished this mission.
General Orders No. 46, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Boston, MA

SCLAFONI, ANTHONY
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 Anthony Sclafoni, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Ronssoy, France, September 29, 1918. While the advance against the Hindenburg line was at its height, Private Sclafoni, seeing a Lewis gunner exposed to the enemy, ran to his assistance. On the way he was seriously wounded, but continued on, reaching the position and using his body to shield the gunner, while the latter poured a fire into the enemy. He was wounded three times, finally losing consciousness, but after his wounds were dressed he insisted on leaving the field unaided.
General Orders No. 32, W.D., 1919
Home Town: New York, NY

SCOBY, OTIS C.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company F, 7th Engineers, 5th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 2 - 4, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Otis C. Scoby, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Brieulles, France, November 2 - 4, 1918. While making a daylight reconnaissance of the Canal Est, Sergeant Scoby was at all times in full view of the enemy's snipers and machine-guns. Unmindful of the danger, he continued on to the successful accomplishment of his mission. On the morning of November 4 he aided materially in the construction of a pontoon bridge across the Canal Est, under heavy shell fire, thus enabling the infantry to cross and capture commanding heights on the east bank of the Meuse.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: St. Francis, KS

*SCOTT, ALBERT E.
Private, U.S. Army
Company H, 101st Infantry Regiment, 26th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 20, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Albert E. Scott, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action in Trugny Woods, northwest of Chateau-Thierry, France, July 23, 1918, during the Aisne-Marne offensive. Private Scott, an automatic rifleman, voluntarily posted himself on an exposed flank to cover a means of approach of an enemy attacking party. Absolutely alone, he opened fire on the enemy, killing and wounding many and fully stopping the flank attack before he himself was killed by a sniper's bullet. By his heroic act he saved the company a great many casualties and assured the maintenance of the perilous position.
General Orders No. No. 12, W.D., 1920
Home Town: Brookline, MA

SCOTT, DAVID S.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company I, 105th Infantry Regiment, 27th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 27 & 29, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to David S. Scott, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action east of Ronssoy, France, September 27 & 29, 1918. During the advance when his platoon was halted by heavy fire, Sergeant Scott worked his way forward alone, and with rifle and grenade fire, attacked and put out of action an enemy machine-gun post. His action enabled his company to continue the advance. Later the same day he led a small detachment forward to a dangerous flanking position, engaged the enemy, and drove them back. On September 29, Sergeant Scott assisted in carrying a wounded soldier through an exposed area under heavy fire to a place of safety.
General Orders No. 8, W.D., 1935
Home Town: New York, NY

*SCOTT, EDWARD W.
First Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company L, 107th Infantry Regiment, 27th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 29, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Edward W. Scott, First Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Ronssoy, France, September 29, 1918. First Sergeant Scott assumed command of his company after all the officers has become casualties, though he himself had been shot through the arm, and led it into effective combat. After being wounded a second time he refused to go to the rear, but continued to advance until he was killed.
General Orders No. 20, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Westchester, NY

SCOTT, JOHN F.
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
119th Infantry Regiment, 30th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 11, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to John F. Scott, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at St. Souplet, France, October 11, 1918. Discovering that the right flank of his battalion was exposed and unprotected, Lieutenant Scott, with utter disregard of his own danger, made a personal reconnaissance of the exposed flank under heavy enemy fire. Returning to his company he reported the situation to his company commander and was given two small platoons to form a flank guard. Under withering machine-gun fire of the enemy, Lieutenant Scott successfully organized his position and by his fearlessness and indomitable courage so inspired his men that they held their ground, thus preventing a break-through that might have been fatal to his regiment.
General Orders No. 6, W.D., 1931
Home Town: Lucama, NC

SCOTT, JOHN S.
Private, U.S. Army
Company A, 26th Infantry Regiment, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 20, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to John S. Scott, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Soissons, France on July 20, 1918. When that portion of the line of which he was a part was violently attacked on July 20, 1918, near Soissons, Private Scott held his post and repulsed the enemy.
General Orders No. No. 132, W.D., 1918
Home Town: New Eagle, PA

SCOTT, REGNOLL C.
Private, U.S. Army
Company L, 305th Infantry Regiment, 77th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 3, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Regnoll C. Scott, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action in the Argonne Forest, France, October 3, 1918. Although himself severely wounded, Private Scott assisted in caring for wounded comrades, refusing aid until all others had received treatment. In the performance of his duties he carried a message through an area which was under heavy machine-gun fire and constant hand-grenade bombing.
General Orders No. 44, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Jone, WA

SCUDELLARI, PIETRO
Private, 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 Pietro Scudellari, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Soissons, France, July 18, 1918. Knowing that the enemy had captured a wounded member of his company, Private Scudellari with two others advanced across dangerous ground to a barn, where they routed the enemy captors and carried back their comrade to safety.
General Orders No. No. 35, W.D., 1920
Home Town: Springfield, MA

SCULLY, GEORGE F.
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 George F. Scully, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Grand Ballois Farm, France, July 14 - 15, 1918. After being badly gassed, Private Scully continued to carry messages through heavy gas and high-explosive shell bombardment to the front line.
General Orders No. 32, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Philadelphia, PA

SEAGRAVES, CHARLES
Lieutenant, 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 Charles Seagraves, Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Fossoy, France, July 14 - 15, 1918. During the intense artillery bombardment preceding the second battle of the Marne, Lieutenant Seagraves (then a sergeant) volunteered to reestablish broken liaison with his company post of command. While carrying messages, he was twice captured by groups of the enemy, but each time he escaped, killing five of his captors. On returning to his platoon's position and finding that every member of it had been killed or captured, he organized a group of 100 men from his own and other companies, and closed the breach of 500 meters in the line. Shortly afterward he went out alone, and locating an enemy machine-gun, captured the entire crew single-handed.
General Orders 98, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Nashville, TN

*SEAGRAVES, VICTOR L.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Scout Platoon, 1st Battalion, 139th Infantry Regiment, 35th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 28, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Victor L. Seagraves, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Baulny, France, September 28, 1918. Sergeant Seagraves voluntarily formed and led a patrol against an enemy machine-gun nest, which was causing many casualties in his battalion, and captured one of the guns. With utter disregard for his personal safety he advanced alone on another gun of the nest but was severely wounded by the intense fire, in the performance of this heroic act.
General Orders 81, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Oskaloosa, KS

SEALIE, MITCHELL J.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company K, 167th Infantry Regiment, 42d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 26 - 27, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Mitchell J. Sealie, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action northeast of Chateau-Thierry, France, July 26 - 27, 1918. Although seriously wounded during the advance near Croix Rouge Farm, Sergeant Sealie nevertheless continued in the attack under heavy enemy fire from artillery and machine-guns, thereby setting to the men of his command an example of exceptional bravery and devotion to duty.
General Orders No. 126, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Birmingham, AL

*SEAMON, ALEXANDER R.
First Lieutenant, 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 Alexander R. Seamon, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Charpentry, France, September 26, 1918. With a combat patrol, Lieutenant Seamon passed through our own weakened barrage and through a heavy enemy barrage, penetrating the enemy line to a depth of about two kilometers, entering the environs of Charpentry and capturing a German headquarters detachment of a dozen officers and men, together with valuable artillery maps showing the location of enemy batteries. Returning to his command, he organized his men and advanced again against a heavily manned and fortified machine-gun nest near Charpentry-Eclisfontaine Road, meeting his death in the advance.
General Orders No. No. 13, W.D., 1923
Home Town: Deming, NM

SEASTRAND, EINAR W.
Private, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, Company G, 9th Infantry Regiment, 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 5, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Einar W. Seastrand, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Medeah Ferme, France. Private Seastrand displayed exceptional courage and devotion to duty by rendering first aid to wounded soldiers under the most hazardous circumstances, many times braving machine-gun-swept fields in the performance of his duty.
General Orders No. 21, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Greeley, CO

SEAY, MILO B.
Corporal, 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 Milo B. Seay, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Crezancy, France, July 15, 1918. Although wounded, Corporal Seay continued to perform his duties as runner, and, after having his wounds dressed, immediately returned to duty.
General Orders No. No. 44, W.D., 1918
Home Town: New York, NY

SECOR, JOHN H.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company M, 310th Infantry Regiment, 78th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 16, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to John H. Secor, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near St. Juvin, France, October 16, 1918. Having been painfully wounded in the foot, Sergeant Secor remained with his platoon and went over the top with it in the advance near St. Juvin. He gallantly assisted his platoon commander in the attack until he was again wounded and rendered unable to advance farther. His example of bravery and devotion to duty furnished an inspiring example to the other members of the platoon, many of whom were under fire for the first time.
General Orders No. No. 145, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Pearl River, NY

SEDUSKY, ROBERT
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Machine-Gun Company, 16th Infantry Regiment, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 21 & October 9, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Robert Sedusky, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action south of Soissons, France, July 21, 1918. After reaching his objective, Sergeant Sedusky took command of scattered groups, reorganized them, and prepared the position for defense. Although under fire from three directions, he fearlessly exposed himself to this fire in order to direct the defense of the position. On October 9, north of Exermont, this noncommissioned officer fearlessly led his section through machine-gun fire to position on Hill 272.
General Orders No. No. 39, W.D., 1920
Home Town: Stamford, CT

SEELER, WILFRED
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 125th Infantry Regiment, 32d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: August 5, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Wilfred Seeler, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action southwest of Fismes, France, August 5, 1918. During the forward movement of the first battalion, 125th Infantry, a large number of the company to which he was attached were wounded while crossing an open field. At this point the artillery fire was accurate and intense, but Private First Class Seeler disregarded all possibilities of personal injuries and remained upon the field until he had administered first aid to all his fallen comrades.
General Orders No. No. 117, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Detroit, MI

SEELINGER, HARRY R.
First Lieutenant (Medical Corps), U.S. Army
317th Infantry Regiment, 80th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 5, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Harry R. Seelinger, First Lieutenant (Medical Corps), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Nantillois, France, October 5, 1918. During an attack made by two companies of the 3d Battalion, 320th Infantry, from the Bois-du- Fays, Lieutenant Seelinger with his medical detachment accompanied the troops and opened a first-aid station in an old cellar, with no overhead cover, remaining there under an intense barrage of enemy high-explosive shell and shrapnel fire until ordered to retire, working continuously from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. caring for the wounded with great devotion and rare bravery. His coolness and utter disregard for his own safety under terrific enemy fire encouraged the wounded and raised the morale of his men to a high pitch.
General Orders No. 9, W.D., 1923
Home Town: Norfolk, VA

SEIBEL, ALBERT
Private, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 55th Infantry Regiment, 7th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 8, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Albert Seibel, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Jaulny, France, November 8, 1918. When an officer and part of one platoon had been cut off from the company, Private Seibel made two attempts to find them, going through a heavy barrage. He was successful the second time, and administered first aid to the wounded officer while under a heavy shell and machine-gun fire.
General Orders No. 32, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Clayton, IL

SEIBEL, HERMAN F.
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 Herman F. Seibel, 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 Seibel assisted his company commander in cleaning out the enemy dugouts along a canal and capturing 242 prisoners.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Sellersburg, IN

SEIBERLING, PAUL A.
Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army
9th Machine-Gun Battalion, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 16, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Paul A. Seiberling, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Madeleine Farm, France, October 16, 1918. Lieutenant Seiberling, with a comrade, exposed himself to heavy enemy machine-gun fire in crawling forward in advance of our lines to rescue a wounded soldier. The wounded man was lying in a shell hole about 100 yards in advance of our lines. The rescuers were subject to enemy machine-gun fire from the time they left our lines until they returned.
General Orders No. No. 53, W.D., 1920
Home Town: Jonesboro, IN

SEIDEL, THOMAS
Private, U.S. Army
Company G, 26th Infantry Regiment, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 19, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Thomas Seidel, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Soissons, France, July 19, 1918. With two other soldiers Private Seidel rushed a machine-gun position, killed the crew, and captured the gun in order to make the advance of his platoon possible.
General Orders No. No. 132, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Neenah, WI

SEIDERS, CLIFFORD, M.
Private, U.S. Army
Machine-Gun Company, 314th Infantry Regiment, 79th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 26, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Clifford, M. Seiders, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Malancourt, France, September 26, 1918. Advancing ahead of his platoon in the face of heavy machine-gun fire, Private Seiders entered alone a ruined building, and discovered 13 of the enemy. He shot one who resisted capture and made prisoners of the remaining twelve, bringing in with him three light machine guns. Later in the same day, he captured ten of the enemy and five machine guns.
General Orders No. 46, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Philadelphia, PA

SEIDERS, WALTER H.
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Company B, 16th Infantry Regiment, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 20, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Walter H. Seiders, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action south of Soissons, France, July 20, 1918. After three others had been killed in the attempt, Private Seiders voluntarily carried a very important message to advance line positions. He passed over terrain exposed to heavy artillery and machine-gun fire, and delivered his message. The delivering of the message was vitally important to the success of the operation.
General Orders No. No. 35, W.D., 1920
Home Town: Philadelphia, PA

SEIGLER, WILLIAM
Private, U.S. Army
Company A, 146th Infantry Regiment, 37th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 28, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to William Seigler, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Ivoiry, France, September 28, 1918. Private Seigler repeatedly volunteered and carried messages under heavy enemy bombardment until he was severely wounded.
General Orders No. 59, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Philadelphia, PA

*SELBY, HARRY J.
Captain, U.S. Army
18th Infantry Regiment, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 4, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Harry J. Selby, Captain, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Exermont, France, October 4, 1918. Captain Selby led his battalion in the attack through heavy artillery and machine-gun fire until killed by a machine-gun bullet. On one occasion he opened fire upon an enemy machine-gun nest with his pistol, thus drawing its fire while others made a successful flank attack.
General Orders No. No. 39, W.D., 1920
Home Town: Ivory, MD

SELFE, CARTER C.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company K, 26th Infantry Regiment, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: May 27, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Carter C. Selfe, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Cantigny, France, May 27, 1918. During an enemy attack on his position Corporal Selfe, although subjected to most terrific artillery bombardment and heavy -machine gun fire, held the position and conducted the fire of his squad until all the members had become casualties. Although he was severely wounded, he took the one remaining automatic rifle and rushed to the assistance of a near-by automatic rifle post where the enemy was about to penetrate our lines. Although again wounded, he refused to be evacuated until after the enemy had been repulsed. His gallant conduct was a material factor in the successful defense of the position.
General Orders No. No. 15, W.D., 1921
Home Town: Castlewood, VA

SELL, HERMAN M.
First Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company A, 306th Infantry Regiment, 77th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 6, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Herman M. Sell, First Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action in La Cendriere Woods, near Vauxere, between the Vesle and the Aisne, France, September 6, 1918. First Sergeant Sell volunteered to deliver a message of great importance to his battalion commander after sis runners, who had been sent with the same message, failed to return. He voluntarily crossed 600 yards of open field swept by shell and machine-gun fire, reached his destination, accomplished his mission, and returned to his company with information of vital importance.
General Orders No. 99, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Brooklyn, NY

SELLERS, GUY E.
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Company E, 38th Infantry Regiment, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 15, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Guy E. Sellers, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Moulin, France, July 15, 1918. Private Sellers carried numerous messages over routes swept by enemy rifle and machine-gun fire. Due to his individual heroism when exposed to heavy fire, his platoon commander was able to learn of the plan of action at a very important time during the powerful enemy offensive across the Marne.
General Orders No. No. 24, W.D., 1920
Home Town: Sparta, MI

SELLERS, WILLIAM EDMOND
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company I, 118th Infantry Regiment, 30th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 8, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to William Edmond Sellers, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Brancourt, France, October 8, 1918. While his platoon was advancing Sergeant Sellers, on his own initiative, rushed ahead of the line and, flanking an enemy machine-gun post, shot one of the crew and bayoneted the other. His action saved his platoon from heavy causalities.
General Orders 81, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Chesterfield, SC

SELTZER, MAX
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company M, 16th Infantry Regiment, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 4, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Max Seltzer, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Fleville, France, October 4, 1918. In the attack launched along the Aire River, Corporal Seltzer, single handed, silenced an enemy machine gun that was causing casualties in his company. He was severely wounded on October 9 while leading his squad in an attack on an enemy strong point.
General Orders No. No. 35, W.D., 1920
Home Town: Brooklyn, NY

SEMBERTRANT, FRANK
Private First Class, 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 Frank Sembertrant, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Waereghem, Belgium, October 31, 1918. Having set up his gun in the open near the enemy wire, at a range of less than 200 meters from the enemy and in the face of direct machine-gun fire, Private Sembertrant offered a most stubborn resistance to the enemy despite the fact that his sergeant had been killed and is gun damaged by the heavy fire. He continued until one gunner had been killed and the fire from another gun silenced.
General Orders No. 44, W.D., 1919
Home Town: San Francisco, CA

SEMMES, HARRY HODGES
(First Award)
Captain, U.S. Army
Tank Corps, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 12, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Harry Hodges Semmes, Captain, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Xivray, France, September 12, 1918. During the operations along the Rupt de Mad, Captain Semmes's tank fell into the water and was completely submerged. Upon escaping through the turret door and finding that his driver was still in the tank, Captain Semmes returned and rescued the driver under machine-gun fire.
General Orders No. 35, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Washington, DC
Other Award: Distinguished Service Cross w/OLC (WWI)

SEMMES, HARRY HODGES
(Second Award)
Captain, U.S. Army
Tank Corps, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 26, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Harry Hodges Semmes, Captain, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Vauquois, France, September 26, 1918. Captain Semmes left his tank under severe rifle fire and personally reconnoitered a passage for his tank across the German trenches, remaining dismounted until the last tank had passed. While so engaged he was severely wounded.
General Orders No. 35, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Washington, DC
Other Award: Distinguished Service Cross (WWI)

SEMPLE, FRANK J.
Private, U.S. Army
Company I, 310th Infantry Regiment, 78th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 1, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Frank J. Semple, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Grand Pre, France, November 1, 1918. Under heavy machine-gun fire, Private Semple, a battalion runner, volunteered to carry an important message to a detachment on the extreme flank after seeing two runners killed by machine-gun fire while endeavoring to delivery the same message. He was successful in his mission.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Rochester, NY

SENAY, CHARLES T.
Captain, U.S. Army
28th Infantry Regiment, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 19, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Charles T. Senay, Captain, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Ploisy, south of Soissons, France, July 19, 1918. Captain Senay displayed inspiring courage and leadership under heavy fire during the capture of Ploisy and while reorganizing units and repelling a counterattack.
General Orders No. No. 117, W.D., 1918
Home Town: New London, CT

SERNA, MARCELINO
Private, U.S. Army
Company B, 355th Infantry Regiment, 89th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 12, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Marcelino Serna, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Flirey, France, September 12, 1918. Private Serna displayed exceptional coolness and courage in single handed charging and capturing 24 Germans.
General Orders No. 27, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Fort Morgan, CO

SESSIONS, HARRY C.
Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army
372d Infantry Regiment, 93d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 28 - 29, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Harry C. Sessions, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Bussy Farm, France, September 28 - 29, 1918. Although he was on duty in the rear, Second Lieutenant Sessions joined his battalion and was directed by his battalion commander to locate openings through the enemy's wire and attack enemy positions. He hastened to the front and cut a large opening through the wire in the face of terrific machine-gun fire. Just as his task was completed he was so severely wounded that he had to be carried from the field. His gallant act cleared the way for the rush that captured the enemy positions.
General Orders No. 13, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Oakland, CA

SESSIONS, HARRY V.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Battery D, 76th Field Artillery, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 5 - November 11, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Harry V. Sessions, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action during the Meuse-Argonne offensive, France, October 5 - November 11, 1918. When his battery, in direct support of the Infantry in front of Romagne, suffered 35 percent casualties, Sergeant Sessions continually exposed himself to violent artillery and machine-gun fire in order to maintain the morale of his section. Wounded early in November, he concealed this fact and although suffering greatly continued effectively to command his section, and refused to be relieved until after the armistice when he collapsed and was ordered evacuated.
General Orders No. 8, W.D., 1934
Home Town: Rome, NY

SETTLE, FRANK J.
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Battery E, 12th Field Artillery, 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 12, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Frank J. Settle, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Thiaucourt, France, September 12, 1918. While acting as No. 1 of the fourth piece, Private Settle continued in the service of his piece under a heavy and well-directed enfilading fire. When a shell wiped out the entire gun crew of the first section, at a word from his executive officer he sprang to assume the duties of gunner of the first piece. He assisted in carrying the dead and wounded and acted in his new capacity until the infantry attained their objective.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Blue Creek, WV

SEVALIA, WALTER S.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company F, 7th Engineers, 5th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 3, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Walter S. Sevalia, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Breuilles, France, November 3, 1918. Corporal Sevelia swam the Meuse River with a cable for a pontoon bridge, under direct machine-gun fire. Later he carried a cable for another bridge over the Est Canal, across an open field covered by enemy machine-guns. Here he was wounded by a machine-gun bullet, but returned carrying a message of great importance.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Brule, WI

*SEXTON, FRED
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company L, 26th Infantry Regiment, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 18, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Fred Sexton, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action south of Soissons, France, July 18, 1918. Sergeant Sexton exposed himself to heavy machine-gun fire while leading his platoon in an attack on a machine-gun position near Missy-aux-Bois. Although wounded in the leg by a machine-gun bullet, he continued to command the platoon until again wounded on the following day.
General Orders No. No. 24, W.D., 1920
Home Town: Oneida, TN

*SEXTON, FRED H.
Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army
113th Infantry Regiment, 29th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 17, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Fred H. Sexton, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Molleville Farm, France, October 17, 1918. During the thickest of the fight in the attack on Molleville Farm Lieutenant Sexton set out alone to locate enemy machine-gun positions. While on this mission he was killed.
General Orders No. 32, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Union, SC

*SEYMOUR, QUINCY R.
Private, U.S. Army
Company F, 353d Infantry Regiment, 89th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 2, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Quincy R. Seymour, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action in the Bois-de-Barricourt, France, November 2, 1918. With another soldier, Private Seymour advanced more than 150 yards over an open space swept by fire from 30 enemy machine- guns, for the purpose of drawing the fire of these guns, while the remainder of his company attacked them from the flanks, His self-sacrificing act cost him his life, but enabled his comrades to capture the hostile position.
General Orders 89, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Rantoul, KS

SHADRICK, BART L.
Private, U.S. Army
Company E, 357th Infantry Regiment, 90th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 12, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Bart L. Shadrick, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Fey-en-Haye, France, September 12, 1918. When a part of his company was held up by machine-gun fire Private Shadrick, with the aid of two others, flanked two machine- guns, killed the gunners, and captured the guns, thereby allowing the company to advance without delay or losses. Later on in the same advance he crept up to a German machine- gun emplacement, rolled over the parapet onto the gun crew, putting gun and gunners out of action.
General Orders No. No. 128, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Sapulpa, OK

SHAHAN, WINFIELD F.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company M, 139th Infantry Regiment, 35th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 26 - 28 & 29, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Winfield F. Shahan, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action in the Meuse-Argonne offensive, September 26 - 28, 1918, and near Exermont, France, September 29, 1918. Corporal Shahan, regimental liaison noncommissioned officer, with great courage constantly exposed himself to heavy enemy machine-gun and shell fire for three days in maintaining liaison between his regimental headquarters and the companies in the front line. On September 29, he attacked, single-handed, an enemy machine-gun nest, killing several of the enemy and taking one prisoner. While making his way back to his lines, he was fired upon by another German machine-gun, which wounded him in the right arm, and was at the same time attacked by his prisoner. In spite of his wound, he killed the German with his pistol, and reached his lines in safety.
General Orders No. 59, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Marion, KS

SHAHWOOD, SOLOMON
Private, U.S. Army
Company A, 305th Infantry Regiment, 77th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 27, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Solomon Shahwood, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Carrefour-de-Meurrussons, France, September 27, 1918. After his company had taken shelter from the enfilading machine-gun and trench-mortar fire of the enemy, Private Shahwood, with two other soldiers, crawled to the aid of wounded comrades, thus saving the lives of at least two, while exposed to terrific fire of the enemy.
General Orders No. 44, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Buffalo, NY

SHALLENBERGER, HUGH D., JR.
Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army
56th Infantry Regiment, 7th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 1, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Hugh D. Shallenberger, Jr., Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Preny Ridge, France, November 1, 1918. Although twice wounded by machine-gun fire while leading his men in an attack on Preny Ridge, under heavy machine-gun fire, Lieutenant Shallenberger continued in the advance until he was killed by the explosion of a shell.
General Orders No. 32, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Vanderbilt, PA

SHAMANSKI, WALTER A.
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Headquarters Company, 9th Infantry Regiment, 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 1, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Walter A. Shamanski, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Vaux, France, July 1, 1918. Having entered a cellar to install his telephone, Private First Class Shamanski was attacked by 11 of the enemy, of whom he killed two and took nine prisoners, single-handed.
General Orders No. 99, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Mount Carmel, PA

SHANAHAN, EDWARD T.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company I, 165th Infantry Regiment, 42d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 28, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Edward T. Shanahan, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action in the face of violent artillery and machine-gun fire near Sergy and Seringes, France, on July 28, 1918. Sergeant Shanahan selected a squad of men and rushed a machine-gun that had been harassing his company with its fire. He reached and captured the gun and killed the crew.
General Orders No. No. 108, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Manville, NJ

SHANE, WILLIAM M.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company I, 111th Infantry Regiment, 28th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 1, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to William M. Shane, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Le Chene Tondu, France. October 1, 1918. Seeing the commanding officer of an adjacent unit fall from a wound, Corporal Shane left his place of safety and made his way through the continuous rain of machine-gun bullets to the side of the wounded officer. After a severe struggle he managed to drag him to a place of safety.
General Orders No. 50, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Pittsburgh, PA

*SHANKLE, VANCE C.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company K, 118th Infantry Regiment, 30th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 17, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Vance C. Shankle, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near St. Martin Revere, France, October 17, 1918. When the advance of his company was held up, he volunteered to go forward with another soldier to reduce a machine-gun emplacement. Advancing in front of our lines, these two soldiers attacked the enemy position, destroyed it, and captured three prisoners.
General Orders 87, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Concord, NC

*SHANKLIN, ALMERON W.
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
11th Infantry Regiment, 5th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 14, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Almeron W. Shanklin, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Cunel, France, October 15, 1918. Forbidding his men to leave their place of safety, Lieutenant Shanklin went forth, in the face of heavy machine-gun fire, located and sighted his 37-mm. gun, receiving wounds which proved fatal.
General Orders No. 20, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Rome, GA

SHANNON, FRED B.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company K, 117th Infantry Regiment, 30th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 7 - 20, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Fred B. Shannon, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Geneve and Premont, France, October 7 - 20, 1918. Throughout the engagement Sergeant Shannon led his platoon with great bravery and distinction, participating constantly in the severe fighting of that period, despite a painful wound in the hand and another in the arm, received the first day of the engagement. He gave unsparingly of his strength while helping others in addition to his own work until his company had been relieved. He dropped unconscious from exhaustion and the effects of his wounds soon after turning over his platoon to the second in command.
General Orders No. 44, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Signal Mountain, TN

*SHANNON, JAMES A.
Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Army
112th Infantry Regiment, 28th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 5 - 6, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to James A. Shannon, Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Chatel-Chehery, France, October 5 - 6, 1918, Lieutenant Colonel Shannon voluntarily led an officer's patrol to a depth of three kilometers within the enemy lines. As a result of his exceptional bravery and skill in. leading this patrol in its contact with the enemy, vital information was obtained at a critical period of the battle, to which much of the success of the next few days was due. The information thus secured was followed up by an attack the next morning, which this officer personally led and wherein he was fatally wounded. His superb leadership and personal courage furnished the necessary inspiration to an exhausted command.
General Orders No. No. 130, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Duluth, MN

*SHANNON, JOHN (AKA: JOHN P. SULLIVAN)
Private, U.S. Army
Company A, 9th Machine-Gun Battalion, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 23, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to John Shannon, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Jaulgonne, France, July 23, 1918. Private Shannon heroically worked alone, exposed to heavy enemy fire, helping wounded to shelter. He carried water for wounded exposed to sniper fire. When himself severely wounded he refused attention, directing the other wounded be removed.
General Orders No. No. 24, W.D., 1920
Home Town: Newport, KY

SHANTZ, JOSEPH E.
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
131st Infantry Regiment, 33d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 13, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Joseph E. Shantz, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Consenvoye, France, October 13, 1918. Although seriously wounded in the head by shrapnel, Lieutenant Shantz went forward to rectify the position of our troops, who were occupying the ground on which our barrage was scheduled to fall. Through a perilous fire, he brought the line back to a new position.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Wilmette, IL

SHAPIRO, ELI R.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company D, 132d Infantry Regiment, 33d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 26, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Eli R. Shapiro, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Forges, France, September 26, 1918. After having been severely wounded, Corporal Shapiro continued to lead his squad during the entire attack which lasted several hours, and he remained until his objective had been reached and his squad sheltered.
General Orders No. 44, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Chicago, IL

SHARKEY, CHARLES WESLY
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Company C, 15th Machine-Gun Battalion, 5th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 12, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Charles Wesly Sharkey, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action during the St. Mihiel offensive, September 12, 1918. After being shot in the right arm, Private Sharkey continued to advance; and, by the effective use of his pistol with his left hand, alone captured 20 Germans and two machine-guns.
General Orders No. 35, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Cleveland, OH

SHARP, DON E.
Private, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 125th Infantry Regiment, 32d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 31, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Don E. Sharp, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action during the Aisne-Marne offensive, France, July 31, 1918. Though he had been twice wounded, Private Sharp continued to render first aid to the wounded men of his command until killed by enemy fire. His splendid example of high courage and coolness under intense enemy machine-gun and artillery fire and his unselfish devotion to duty inspired his comrades to great endeavors.
General Orders No. No. 14, W.D., 1923
Home Town: Saginaw, MI

SHARP, JAMES H.
Second 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 James H. Sharp, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near St. Etienne-a-Arnes, France, October 3 - 9,1918. Lieutenant Sharp volunteered and made several reconnaissances through heavy machine-gun and artillery fire. When the flank of his organization was dangerously exposed, Lieutenant Sharp volunteered to get assistance. He brought up several companies, thus saving the flank from annihilation. He carried several important messages through extremely heavy machine-gun and artillery fire.
General Orders No. 35, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Moorhead, MN

SHARP, ROBERT E.
Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army
117th Infantry Regiment, 30th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 6 - 7, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Robert E. Sharp, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Etreyes, France, October 6 - 7, 1918. Acting as battalion gas officer, Lieutenant Sharp volunteered to carry an important message to one of the companies after three runners had been killed in attempting to do so. He succeeded in making the trip through heavy shell and machine-gun fire and returning safely. Next morning upon his own request, he was permitted to join one of the attacking companies and was severely wounded while leading a platoon to its objective.
General Orders No. 46, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Chattanooga, TN

*SHARP, THOMAS V.
Private, U.S. Army
Company F, 6th Infantry Regiment, 5th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 12, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Thomas V. Sharp, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Regnieville, France, September 12, 1918. Having located an enemy machine-gun nest, Private Sharp, accompanied by another soldier, was advancing on the nest under fire when the German gunners threw up their hands and yelled, "Kamerad." They continued toward the nest and when they were within 15 yards of the position the enemy again opened fire, killing Private Sharp's companion, thereupon Private Sharp dashed straight at the enemy emplacement, shooting one gunner, bayoneting two others and capturing four, together with three machine-guns.
General Orders 95, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Wichita, KS

SHARRAR, OLIVER
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company M, 328th Infantry Regiment, 82d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 9 - 10, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Oliver Sharrar, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Cornay, France, October 9 - 10, 1918. After fighting for six hours, Corporal Sharrar volunteered to accompany 15 other soldiers and an officer on a night patrol of Cornay, which was held by many enemy machine-gun posts. The party worked from 11 o'clock at night until next morning at clearing buildings and dugouts of the enemy, capturing 65 prisoners and two machine guns. With six others, Corporal Sharrar volunteered and entered a dugout where 23 prisoners were captured. He was wounded while leaving the town, but he refused to go to the aid station until the prisoners had been delivered at brigade headquarters.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Fertigs, PA

SHARTLE, ALBERT J.
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
315th Machine-Gun Battalion, 80th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 26, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Albert J. Shartle, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Bethincourt, France, September 26, 1918. Lieutenant Shartle gave proof of courage and unhesitating devotion to duty when be rallied a platoon of infantry held up by intense fire from a machine-gun directly to the front. This officer led the platoon against the hostile strong point, captured it, and fell severely wounded.
General Orders No. 16, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Philadelphia, PA

SHASKAN, SAMUEL
Private, U.S. Army
Headquarters Company, 128th Infantry Regiment, 32d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: August 28, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Samuel Shaskan, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Juvigny, France, August 28, 1918. Going out from the front line through barbed- wire entanglements, under heavy artillery and machine-gun fire, Private Shaskan brought back to safety a wounded soldier.
General Orders 66, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Chicago, IL

SHAW, ANDREW A.
Private, U.S. Army
Company I, 104th Infantry Regiment, 26th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 20, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Andrew A. Shaw, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Givry, France, July 20, 1918. Private Shaw, on his own initiative, led a group of seven men under a severe rifle and machine-gun fire through a gap in the enemy's wire in an effort to silence a hostile machine-gun which had been taking heavy toll of his comrades. Six of the seven men in his party having been killed or wounded, he continued to advance, killing or wounding the crew and putting the gun out of action. His splendid courage and leadership were an inspiration to his comrades.
General Orders No. 9, W.D., 1923
Home Town: Cummington, MA

*SHAW, CHARLES A.
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
Company E, 353d Infantry Regiment, 89th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 12 - 13, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Charles A. Shaw, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action during the offensive against the St. Mihiel salient, France, September 11 - 13, 1918. First Lieutenant Shaw personally led his platoon under heavy machine-gun fire into the undamaged enemy wire, so inspiring his platoon that, regardless of heavy losses, the machine-gun nest was neutralized. He was killed one minute after his platoon had accomplished its mission.
General Orders No. No. 125, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Pattonsburg, MO

SHEA, WILLIAM A.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Machine-Gun Company, 39th Infantry Regiment, 4th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 26, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to William A. Shea, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Cuisy, France, September 26, 1918. Although painfully wounded by machine-gun fire, Sergeant Shea placed himself in an exposed position between two machine-guns, and by the use of his glasses directed the fire of a heavy machine-gun barrage on the enemy. He remained in this exposed position for two hours, and his were the only guns which remained in action under the sweeping fire of the enemy.
General Orders No. 46, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Niagara Falls, NY

SHECKART, GROVER C.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
316th Infantry Regiment, 79th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 29, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Grover C. Sheckart, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Montfaucon, France, September 29, 1918. After his commanding officer had been wounded and taken from the field, Sergeant Sheckart reorganized two platoons of his company and led them into a thick woods against strong machine-gun nests. He advanced alone against a machine-gun crew, killed the officer in charge, and took four prisoners. He continued to lead his men during the advance of that day, in spite of a wound in the foot, which caused his evacuation in the evening.
General Orders No. 46, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Hershey, PA

SHEDLEWSKI, JOHN F.
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 John F. Shedlewski, 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 Shedlewski rushed forward and assisted in throwing the burning cushions and cover off the truck and backing it to a place of safety. His conspicuous bravery was the means of saving a large quantity of ammunition.
General Orders No. 21, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Menasha, WI

SHEDLOCK, ANTHONY F.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company H, 58th Infantry Regiment, 4th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: August 6, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Anthony F, Shedlock, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Ville-Savoye, France, August 6, 1918. Sergeant Shedlock, when the officers of the company became casualties, took command, reorganized the scattered groups into a platoon, and personally led them across the Vesle River, in the face of heavy machine- gun fire, and drove the enemy from their position on the railroad embankment 500 yards beyond the river. He defended his position under the heavy fire and attacks of the enemy.
General Orders No. No. 27, W.D., 1920
Home Town: Utahville, PA

SHEERAN, JAMES J.
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
23d Infantry Regiment, 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: June 6, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to James J. Sheeran, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Chateau- Thierry, France, June 6, 1918. After being severely wounded, First Lieutenant Sheeran displayed remarkable fortitude and exemplary poise by continuing to direct the operation of his platoon under violent machine-gun fire.
General Orders No. 99, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Chicago, IL

*SHEFFER, ERVIN C.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company I, 38th Infantry Regiment, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 9, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Ervin C. Sheffer, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action north of Cierges, France, October 9, 1918. In the attack on Hill 253, Corporal Sheffer was in command of an automatic rifle squad which was making an attack under enemy rifle and machine-gun fire on an enemy machine-gun nest. After the gunner had been killed, he seized the automatic rifle of the dead gunner and while rushing forward toward the nest was killed by machine-gun fire.
General Orders No. No. 27, W.D., 1920
Home Town: York, PA

*SHEFRIN, WILLIAM
Cook, U.S. Army
Company C, 306th Infantry Regiment, 77th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 5, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to William Shefrin, Cook, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action in the Ravine de L'Homme Mort near Vauxcere, between the Vesle and Aisne Rivers, September 5, 1918. After both of his feet had been blown off by a bursting shell Cook Shefrin, although mortally wounded, coolly directed the work of reselling and caring for other wounded men of the kitchen detachment who had been wounded when his transport was struck.
General Orders No. 99, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Brooklyn, NY

SHELDON, RAYMOND
Colonel, U.S. Army
307th Infantry Regiment, 77th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October `15 & November 4 - 6, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Raymond Sheldon, Colonel, U.S. Army, for repeated acts of extraordinary heroism in action near Grand Pre, France, October 15, 1918, and near Oches and Raucourt, France, November 4 - 6, 1918. In the attack on Grand-Pre, October 15, Colonel Sheldon displayed gallant conduct in going forward under heavy artillery and machine- gun fire and taking personal command of the leading battalion of his regiment by his presence inspiring his men and facilitating the capture of this town. During the advance on Oches, November 4, when his leading units were held up by machine-gun fire, he went forward to the skirmish line in order to estimate the strength of the enemy's position. The location by him of certain enemy machine-guns resulted in their destruction by our artillery. During the advance on the Meuse, November 4 - 6, he was constantly with the advanced elements of his regiment.
General Orders No. No. 140, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Orange, NJ

SHELLY, HARRY
Private, U.S. Army
Company A, 132d Infantry Regiment, 33d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 4, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Harry Shelly, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Hamel, Belgium, July 4, 1918. With an Australian soldier, Private Shelly went out and silenced an enemy sniping post and brought back eight prisoners.
General Orders No. 44, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Chicago, IL

SHELOR, CHARLES A.
Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army
127th Infantry Regiment, 32d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 15, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Charles A. Shelor, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action in the Bois-de-Bantheville, France, October 15, 1918. Under heavy fire, Lieutenant Shelor made a reconnaissance of woods infested by enemy machine-guns and snipers, locating another battalion of his regiment, from which his own had become separated, and securing information which made it possible to continue the attack next day.
General Orders 98, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Richmond, VA

SHELTON, CLYDE
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company L, 120th Infantry Regiment, 30th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 19, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Clyde Shelton, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Mazinghien, France, October 19, 1918. Sergeant Shelton who was in command of a platoon, was ordered to post an automatic rifle so as to protect the right flank of his battalion, and in order to do this, it was necessary to advance his line beyond a hedge and wire fence. Halting his platoon, he went forward himself, and, under heavy fire in clear view of the enemy, he cut an opening in the barrier. His courageous act permitted a patrol to pass through, and the line was subsequently established with a minimum of casualties.
General Orders No. 44, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Mount Airy, NC

SHELTON, FRANCIS R.
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
7th Infantry Regiment, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 15, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Francis R. Shelton, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Fossoy, France, July 15, 1918. Although wounded in the side by shrapnel and suffering great pain, Lieutenant Shelton remained in command of his company for 48 hours, successfully repelling the offensive launched by the enemy.
General Orders No. 44, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Grayville, IL

SHEMIN, WILLIAM
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company G, 47th Infantry Regiment, 4th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: August 7, 8, & 9, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to William Shemin, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action on the Vesle River, near Bazoches, France, August 7, 8, and 9, 1918. Sergeant Shemin upon three different occasions left cover and crossed an open space 150 yards, exposed to heavy machine-gun and rifle fire, to rescue wounded. After officers and senior noncommissioned officers had become casualties, Sergeant Shemin took command of the platoon and displayed great initiative under fire until wounded on August 9.
General Orders No. No. 5, W.D., 1920
Home Town: Bayonne, NJ

SHENKEL, JOHN H.
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
111th Infantry Regiment, 28th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 1, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to John H. Shenkel, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Chateau- Thierry, France, July 1, 1918. Lieutenant Shenkel displayed marked bravery when, with a number of others, he volunteered to assist the French in retaking Hill 204. Finding himself with but seven men, completely surrounded by the enemy, he led his detachment in fighting their way out with rifle butts and bayonets, himself killing a German officer with his pistol.
General Orders No. 126, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Pittsburgh, PA

SHEPARD, ERWIN E.
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Company C, 2d Engineers, 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 9, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Erwin E. Shepard, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Medeah Ferme, France, October 9, 1918. Crawling forward under heavy machine-gun fire, Private Shepard assisted in bringing a wounded comrade to safety.
General Orders No. 23, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Waterbury, CT

SHEPHERD, GRANT
Captain, U.S. Army
23rd Infantry Regiment, 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: June and July, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Grant Shepherd, Captain, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Soissons and Chateau-Thierry, France, June and July, 1918. After being so seriously gassed as to be rendered temporarily so blind that he had to be led by hand through the trenches, Captain Shepherd refused to be evacuated, nevertheless visiting all portions of his trenches to encourage his troops to hold at a most critical stage in the operations. Commanding his company in the Soissons-Reims offensive, he advanced over the top in front of his company, personally engaging machine-gun nests with his men, until he was so severely wounded by the explosion of a shell as to render him a cripple for the rest of his life.
General Orders 89, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Washington, DC

SHEPHERD, MARION H.
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 Marion H. Shepherd, Captain, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Ripont, France, September 29 - 30, 1918. Captain Shepherd was wounded twice but each time he refused to be evacuated after receiving first-aid treatment, holding his shattered command in position under heavy shell fire for six days.
General Orders No. 46, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Parrett, KY

*SHERET, JAMES A.
Sergeant, 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 James A. Sheret, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Ronssoy, France, September 29, 1918. During the operations against the Hindenburg line on September 29, Sergeant Sheret displayed exceptional bravery in several single- handed attacks on enemy positions. After rushing two hostile posts and killing the occupants with his revolver, Sergeant Sheret attacked four of the enemy in a machine-gun position, killing one of them before he was himself surrounded and killed by the other three.
General Orders No. 32, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Albion, NY

SHERIDAN, CHARLES L.
Captain, U.S. Army
128th Infantry Regiment, 32d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 31 & August 1, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Charles L. Sheridan, Captain, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action on Hill No. 230, near Cierges, France, July 31 and August 1, 1918. Captain Sheridan demonstrated notable courage and leadership by taking command of the remnants of two companies and leading them up the hill and into the woods against violent fire from the enemy. His grit and leadership inspired his men to force the enemy back. He personally shot and killed three of the enemy and under his direction six machines were put out of action and the hill captured.
General Orders No. No. 124, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Bozeman, MT

*SHERIDAN, RICHARD B.
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
308th Infantry Regiment, 77th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: August 23, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Richard B. Sheridan, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Ville-Savoye, France, August 23, 1918. While leading his platoon in attack, Lieutenant Sheridan had one of his legs badly shattered by shell fire. Refusing evacuation, he remained to direct the movements of his men until he died.
General Orders No. 32, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Brooklyn, NY

SHETHAR, SAMUEL
Captain, U.S. Army
369th Infantry Regiment, 93d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 26 - October 1, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Samuel Shethar, Captain, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action in the Champagne Sector, France, September 26 - October 1, 1918. Acting as operations officer, Captain Shethar on several occasions voluntarily collected small units which had become separated from their organizations, organized them, and led them to their positions through intense machine-gun and shell fire. At another time he spent several hours searching for a wounded battalion commander until he found him and carried him through heavy fire to the rear.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: New York, NY

*SHIMANOSKI, ALFRED
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 Alfred Shimanoski, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action south of Soissons, France, July 18, 1918. With Jerome Buschmann, sergeant, John Rockwell, private; William F. Rockwell, private, and Watzlaw Viniarsky, private, all of the same company, Private Shimanoski, 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 49 men and five machine-guns.
General Orders No. 20, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Brooklyn, NY

SHIMANOWICH, ALEX
Private, U.S. Army
Company L, 23d Infantry Regiment, 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 1, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Alex Shimanowich, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Vaux, France, July 1, 1918. Private Shimanowich displayed daring bravery by creeping forward alone, attacking without assistance and putting out of operation an enemy machine-gun detachment which was holding up the advance of his platoon. The machine gun was captured and its crew lolled or made prisoners as a result of his heroic and successful attack.
General Orders No. No. 132, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Newark, NJ

SHIMEALL, RALPH M.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company M, 353d Infantry Regiment, 89th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 1 - 2, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Ralph M. Shimeall, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Bantheville, France, November 1 - 2, 1918. Sergeant Shimeall, although wounded twice, continued in action for two days without reporting for medical aid. He established and maintained liaison during these two days in a very efficient manner.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Norton, KS

SHIMEL, FIRM F.
Sergeant First Class, U.S. Army
Company B, 316th Field Signal Battalion, 91st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 1 - 2, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Firm F. Shimel, Sergeant First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Epinonville, France, October 1 - 2, 1918. Sergeant Shimel was in charge of a party of men stringing wire when an enemy sniper was firing at them. Sending his men to cover, he advanced alone, located the sniper, and killed him. Next day while he and his party were repairing breaks in the line under shell fire, a shell burst a few feet away. His coolness and courage under fire inspired his men to continue their work and prevented communication being interrupted.
General Orders 87, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Lodi, CA

SHINGLE, JOHN BENJAMIN
Mechanic, U.S. Army
Company M, 112th Infantry Regiment, 89th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: August 6, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to John Benjamin Shingle, Mechanic, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Fismes, France, August 6, 1918. Prior to the attack of his battalion, Mechanic Shingle exposed himself to heavy enemy fire while making a reconnaissance of the Vesle River, which was some 300 yards in advance of the line held by his company. He later guided his company to a suitable position from which a crossing was made without delay and without many casualties.
General Orders No. No. 11, W.D., 1921
Home Town: McVeytown, PA

SHINN, LEON P.
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
356th Infantry Regiment, 89th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 12, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Leon P. Shinn, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Flirey, France, September 12, 1918. First Lieutenant Shinn continued to lead his platoon until the third objective had been reached, after being wounded in the leg during the first 20 minutes of the advance.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Newark, OH

SHIPLEY, GEORGE A.
Captain, U.S. Army
23d Infantry Regiment, 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 1, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to George A. Shipley, Captain, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Landres-et-St. Georges, France, November 1, 1918. During the attack Lieutenant Shipley's organization was held up by machine-gun fire from the front. Captain Shipley exposed himself to heavy fire in order to make a flank attack on the enemy. Armed with a rifle, he courageously attacked a machine-gun position, which resulted in the capture of the gun and 28 prisoners. During the period from November 1 to 7 he led a battalion in its attack on the Bois Hazois and Bois L'Epasse, and led a detachment which captured the strongly defended town of L'Etanne. His valiant conduct had a marked moral effect upon his men.
General Orders No. No. 35, W.D., 1920
Home Town: Platteville, WI

SHIPMAN, HAROLD L.
Private, U.S. Army
Company B, 108th Infantry Regiment, 27th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 29, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Harold L. Shipman, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action east of Ronssoy, France, September 29, 1918. during the operations against the Hindenburg line Private Shipman, a Lewis gunner, exhibited great courage and dash when a party of about 40 German prisoners, seeing their guards killed by German snipers while going to the rear, seized rifles and opened fire on the Americans. Private Shipman rushed forward with his Lewis gun and put the entire group out of action. During the engagement he also silenced three enemy machine-gun positions.
General Orders No. 20, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Buffalo, NY

SHIPMAN, STEPHEN V.
Private, U.S. Army
Company C, 126th Infantry Regiment, 32d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: August 1, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Stephen V. Shipman, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action in the woods north of Cierges, northeast of Chateau-Thierry, France, August 1, 1918. After his company had entered the woods north of Cierges Private Shipman and another soldier maneuvered around a machine-gun which was causing many casualties in the company and reached a shell hole, after crossing an open space that was swept by hostile fire. From here they killed the crew of the machine-gun, captured the gun, and turned it on the enemy.
General Orders No. No. 117, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Bangor, MI

SHIPP, BEVERELY A.
Lieutenant, U.S. Army
328th Infantry Regiment, 82d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 9 - 10, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Beverely A. Shipp, Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Cornay, France, October 9 - 10, 1918. After successfully driving off the enemy Lieutenant Shipp’s attacking force was counterattacked and surrounded. The officers in charge decided to surrender to the greatly superior numbers, but Lieutenant Shipp, refusing to do so, made his way to our lines through deadly enemy fire, although severely wounded while doing so.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Cordele, GA

SHIRLEY, WALTER L.
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
126th Infantry Regiment, 32d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 18, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Walter L. Shirley, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Bois-de- Bantheville, France, October 18, 1918. Going forward to the outpost line on a reconnaissance mission, First Lieutenant Shirley was wounded, but, upon receiving first- aid treatment, returned to his position within 30 yards of the enemy, and, although under heavy fire, continued his observations until he had obtained the desired information.
General Orders 81, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Jackson, MI

SHIVELY, GEORGE J.
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Section No. 585, Ambulance Service, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 21, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to George J. Shively, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action during the fighting near Soissons, France, July 21, 1918. Private First Class Shively drove his ambulance through shell fire and continued on after his car was badly shattered until he had delivered his patients to a dressing station, when he fainted from serious wounds in his left arm and both legs, existence of which he had denied when the ambulance was hit.
General Orders No. No. 109, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Brookville, PA

SHIVELY, HARVEY H .
Private, U.S. Army
2d Battalion, Intelligence Section, 120th Infantry Regiment, 30th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 29 & October 9, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Harvey H . Shively, Private, U.S. Army, for repeated acts of extraordinary heroism in action near Bellicourt, France, September 29, 1918, and near Becquigny, France, October 9, 1918. Near Bellicourt Private Shively, with an Australian soldier, captured 42 of the enemy, including two officers. On October 9, near Becquigny, he accompanied another soldier in penetrating the enemy's outpost line and capturing two enemy machine-gunners, putting the gun out of action.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Spray, NC

*SHOEMAKER, LONNIE O.
Corporal, 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 Lonnie O. Shoemaker, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near St. Etienne, France, October 8, 1918. Although he was severely gassed, Corporal Shoemaker continued in the attack until his company had reached its objective and organized the new position, when he was ordered to the rear. The exposure to which he voluntarily submitted resulted in his death.
General Orders No. 50, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Childress, TX

SHOENER, WILLIAM M.
Cook, U.S. Army
Battery F, 76th Field Artillery, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 14 - 15, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to William M. Shoener, Cook, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Chateau-Thierry, France, July 14 - 15, 1918. Leaving his own work, Cook Shoener went to the assistance of the wounded remaining in the field throughout the entire night giving first aid and carrying wounded comrades to places of safety.
General Orders No. 44, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Philadelphia, PA

SHOLETTE, EDGAR M.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company D, 107th Infantry Regiment, 27th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 29, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Edgar M. Sholette, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action east of Ronssoy, France, September 29, 1918. Sergeant Sholette went out into the open field under heavy shell and machine-gun fire and succeeded in carrying back to our lines a wounded soldier.
General Orders No. 20, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Ogdensburg, NY

SHOMAN, MAURICE
Private, U.S. Army
Company D, 101st Infantry Regiment, 26th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 27, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Maurice Shoman, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Verdun, France, October 27, 1918. After killing many of the enemy, Private Shoman was left alone in a shell hole with no more ammunition. Finding himself surrounded by a sudden counterattack of the enemy, he grabbed a light machine-gun and held off the enemy until he was rescued by his comrades. The fire from his gun was decidedly instrumental in overcoming the counterattack.
General Orders No. 46, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Plymouth, MA

SHORE, LAUREL
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company I, 126th Infantry Regiment, 32d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 4, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Laurel Shore, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action in connection with military operations against an armed enemy of the United States at Ivory, France, October 4, 1918. Corporal Shore displayed utter disregard for personal danger in repeatedly carrying messages across an area 1,000 meters wide which was being subjected to heavy artillery and machine-gun fire. In carrying messages between company and battalion headquarters he repeatedly passed through German barrages.
General Orders No. 126, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Evart, MI

*SHORT, ABE
(First Award)
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company H, 38th Infantry Regiment, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 15, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Abe Short, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Mezy, France, July 15, 1918. Although seriously wounded, Sergeant Short continued in command of his group during the battle of the Marne, and succeeded in destroying three boats loaded with Germans.
General Orders 64, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Aurora, AR
Other Award: Distinguished Service Cross w/OLC (WWI)

*SHORT, ABE
(Second Award)
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company H, 38th Infantry Regiment, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 8, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Abe Short, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Romagne, France, October 8, 1918. Sergeant Short courageously led his platoon through a terrific barrage and silenced a machine-gun position which was enfilading the attacking line. This soldier was killed later in this action.
General Orders 64, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Aurora, AR
Other Award: Distinguished Service Cross (WWI)

SHORT, GILBERT D.
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 Gilbert D. Short, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Vaux- Andigny, France, October 19, 1918. When the position of his company had become untenable because of enemy machine-gun and artillery fire, Private Short, 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: Henderson, TN

SHOULTS, EDGAR
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company B, 354th Infantry Regiment, 89th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 1, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Edgar Shoults, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Remonville, France, November 1, 1918. In command of a combat group, Corporal Shoults led his men in a bayonet charge on an enemy stronghold, capturing many machine-guns and killing or capturing the entire crews of the guns.
General Orders No. 44, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Perryville, MO

SHROY, DANIEL C.
Private, U.S. Army
Headquarters Company, 10th Field Artillery, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 15, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Daniel C. Shroy, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Courbon, France, July 15, 1918. Private Shroy repeatedly volunteered and carried messages over areas heavily bombarded with gas and high-explosive shells, until he was gassed and forced to go to an aid station.
General Orders No. 44, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Middletown, PA

SHRUM, JOHN E.
Private, U.S. Army
Company D, 18th Infantry Regiment, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 19, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to John E. Shrum, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Soissons, France, July 19, 1918. Private Shrum, although wounded, delivered an important message for his platoon commander. In order to accomplish this mission, it was necessary for him to cross an area swept by enemy machine-gun fire.
General Orders No. No. 3, W.D., 1921
Home Town: Greenwald, PA

SHUEY, PERRY R.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company B, 2d Machine-Gun Battalion, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 5, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Perry R. Shuey, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Fleville, France, October 5, 1918. After his platoon commander had been killed and the organization had suffered 50 per cent casualties, Sergeant Shuey reorganized the platoon by gathering stray squads from both flanks and the front. This work completed, he led the platoon forward, under intense artillery and machine-gun fire, to positions in advance of the infantry, to withstand a counterattack. He displayed absolute fearlessness under heavy fire, inspiring the men with him by his example of heroism.
General Orders 87, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Lebanon, PA

SHUGG, WILLIAM R.
Private, U.S. Army
Company G, 102d Field Signal Battalion, 27th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 29, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to William R. Shugg, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action east of Ronssoy, France, September 29, 1918. After the commander of the infantry platoon to which he was attached as a visual signalman had been killed Private Shugg took command of the platoon and exhibited remarkable gallantry and leadership in leading it into effective combat.
General Orders No. No. 145, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Rutherford, NJ

SHULL, LAURENS C.
Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army
26th Infantry Regiment, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 19, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Laurens C. Shull, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Soissons, France, July 19, 1918. Second Lieutenant Shull led his platoon with brilliant courage in two attacks and was badly wounded in the third when, with equal vigor, he advanced against a machine-gun nest.
General Orders No. No. 100, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Sioux City, IA

SHUMAN, GEORGE A.
Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army
360th Infantry Regiment, 90th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 15, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to George A. Shuman, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Fey-en-Haye, France, September 15, 1918. Second Lieutenant Shuman saved the lives of wounded men in his command by going into "No Man's Land" under severe shell fire in plain view of the enemy, giving them first-aid treatment and assisting them back to shelter.
General Orders No. No. 128, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Minneapolis, MN

SHUMATE, CARSON L.
Private, U.S. Army
Company I, 28th Infantry Regiment, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: March 28 & 29, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Carson L. Shumate, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Seicheprey, France, March 28 and 29, 1918. Private Shumate was a member of a patrol consisting of an officer and four men who, with great daring, entered a dangerous portion of the enemy trenches where they surrounded a party of nearly double their own strength, captured a greater number then 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. No. 129, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Bluefield, WV

*SHUMATE, JOHN W.
Private First Class, U.S. Army
23rd Infantry Regiment, 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: June 6, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to John W. Shumate, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Chateau-Thierry, France, June 6, 1918. After his platoon had been withdrawn Private First Class Shumate continued forward to his objective and remained throughout the night under heavy fire in the hope of keeping the ground gained until reinforcements came up, and was later killed in action on June 14.
General Orders No. 88, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Charlestown, WV

SHUPP, ROY F.
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
4th Infantry Regiment, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 21, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Roy F. Shupp, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Gland, France, July 21, 1918. After crossing the Marne with the leading platoon of his company, Lieutenant Shupp, with two companions, made a surprise attack on an enemy machine- gun emplacement and succeeded in taking one gun and eight prisoners.
General Orders No. 35, W.D., 1919
Home Town: New Bern, NC

SIADE, JOSEPH
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Headquarters Company, 116th Infantry Regiment, 29th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 15, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Joseph Siade, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Molleville Farm, France, October 15, 1918. Private Siade remained in the face of heavy enemy machine-gun fire to administer first aid to a wounded officer, showing utter disregard for his personal safety. He later carried the officer through a heavily fire- swept zone to a place of shelter.
General Orders No. No. 28, W.D., 1921
Home Town: Norfolk, VA

SIBOLD, GEORGE G.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Machine-Gun Company, 116th Infantry Regiment, 29th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 10, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to George G. Sibold, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Bois-de-Consenvoye, France, October 19, 1918. After his platoon commander had become a casualty, and while he was suffering from gas poisoning, Sergeant Sibold led his platoon forward and reported to his company commander, after which he fell from exhaustion.
General Orders No. 44, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Roanoke, VA

SIEBERT, ERNEST T.
Corporal, U.S. Army
103d Ambulance Company, 101st Sanitary Train, 26th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 23, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Ernest T. Siebert, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Trugny, France, July 23, 1918. Corporal Siebert voluntarily rescued a wounded soldier who was lying on a shell-swept road, by carrying him 300 yards on his back. Although wounded in the shoulder by a shell fragment, he courageously stuck to his task until it was successfully accomplished. His courageous act was an inspiration to his men.
General Orders No. No. 125, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Newton, MA

SIEBERT, WALTER
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company F, 127th Infantry Regiment, 32d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 16, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Walter Siebert, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Gesnes, France, October 16, 1918. Locating an enemy machine-gun nest, Private Siebert advanced on it alone and, by accurate fire from his automatic rifle, killed or wounded the members of the crew, thereby saving his company heavy casualties.
General Orders 66, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Shepley, WI

SIELSKY, LOUIS
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company C, 326th Infantry Regiment, 82d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 17, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Louis Sielsky, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near St. Juvin, France, October 17 - 21, 1918. Leading a daylight patrol across an exposed hillside through terrific artillery and machine-gun fire to locate enemy machine-guns, Corporal Sielsky secured valuable information and carried it back to the battalion commander. While leading a similar daylight patrol four days later, he was seriously wounded in two places by machine-gun fire, after displaying inspiring bravery and devotion to duty.
General Orders 98, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Chicago, IL

SIEMERING, WILLIAM H.
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Company G, 142d Infantry Regiment, 36th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 8, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to William H. Siemering, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near St. Etienne, France, October 8, 1918. Although one of his hands was disabled, Private Siemering left a sheltered position against the advice of his companions, and went through heavy shell and machine-gun fire to the aid of a wounded comrade, bringing the latter to a place of safety.
General Orders 66, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Le Sueur, MN

SIERS, FRANK
Private, U.S. Army
Company M, 23d Infantry Regiment, 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: June 6, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Frank Siers, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Chateau-Thierry, France, June 6, 1918. After being wounded in the arm and back, Private Siers continued his duties of bearing messages and collecting information, and was severely wounded while attempting to establish liaison with a neighboring company.
General Orders No. No. 109, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Nebo, WV

SIGG, CHARLES F.
First Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company A, 2d Ammunition Train, 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 8, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Charles F. Sigg, First Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Mont Blanc, France, October 8, 1918. Sergeant Sigg was in charge of a convoy of trucks, loaded with artillery ammunition, of which our batteries were in urgent need. The site selected for the dump was under very heavy shell fire, but Sergeant Sigg, drawing his convoy up in sections directed the unloading throughout the rain of shells, which were exploding on all sides of his machines.
General Orders No. 44, W.D., 1919
Home Town: West Park, OH

SIGNOR, HENRY L.
Private First Class, 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 Henry L. Signor, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Sommerance, France, October 11, 1918. Following the advance of the Infantry, Private Signor caused his car to be lifted across a mine crater by some infantrymen, and proceeding for three kilometers down a road heavily bombarded with gas and high- explosive shells he evacuated wounded from a culvert only 400 yards from enemy outposts. On the return trip his car was struck by splinters from an exploding shell which pierced the clothing of his aide and caused fresh wounds to one of his patients. After transferring his wounded across the crater to another car, he succeeded in driving it over a road almost destroyed by shell fire to a newly established dressing station in Sommerance. He continued to operate his car for 12 hours until he was relieved, having at all times displayed unhesitating courage and devotion to duty.
General Orders No. 15, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Worcester, MA

SIKIVICA, PIT
Private, U.S. Army
Company D, 9th Infantry Regiment, 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 3, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Pit Sikivica, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Medeah Ferme, France, during an attack made by his platoon on an enemy machine-gun nest, two automatic rifles were destroyed in his hands. Private Sikivica fell back to the supporting company, borrowed an automatic rifle, and killed two of the enemy machine- gunners.
General Orders No. 21, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Johnstown, PA

SILL, FREDERICK D.
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
105th Engineers, 30th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 8, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Frederick D. Sill, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Panchaux and Geneve, France, October 8, 1918. Lieutenant Sill performed the difficult task of laying the tape for the jumping-off line and also for the support line on the night preceding the attack of October 8. Despite the fact that one battalion bad changed its line on the 7th and that he had to face a continuous fire of artillery, trench mortars, and machine-guns, he performed a mission which would have been extremely difficult even under normal conditions. While returning to headquarters, Lieutenant Sill carried his wounded orderly through a heavy barrage of machine-gun and artillery fire until assistance could be procured.
General Orders No. 35, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Albany, NY

SILLOWAY, RALPH
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Battery C, 124th Field Artillery, 33d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 1 - 3, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Ralph Silloway, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Romagne, France, November 1 - 3, 1918. During heavy enemy shell fire, when the other members of his section were all wounded or engaged in first-aid work, Private Silloway alone served his piece and kept it firing. Two days later, when the chief of his section was wounded, Private Silloway took command of the section and followed the barrage.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Peoria, IL

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

SILVER, HARRY SPRAGUE
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
28th Infantry Regiment, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 11, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Harry Sprague Silver, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Exermont, France, October 11, 1918. Lieutenant Silver led a patrol into the woods under a severe artillery and machine-gun fire to establish liaison with the units on the left flank. He continued on his mission after three-fourths of his patrol had been killed or wounded and succeeded in bringing valuable information to his battalion commander.
General Orders No. 44, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Charlotte, NC

SILVER, TOM
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company H, 11th Infantry Regiment, 5th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 6, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Tom Silver, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Fontaines, France, November 6, 1918. Corporal Silver single handed captured and destroyed a machine gun which was operating on the flank of his company, making progress possible.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Comer, GA

SILVERBERG, MORRIS
Private, U.S. Army
Company G, 108th Infantry Regiment, 27th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 29, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Morris Silverberg, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Ronssoy, France, September 29, 1918. Private Silverberg, a stretcher bearer displayed extreme courage by repeatedly leaving shelter and advancing over an area swept by machine-gun and shell fire to rescue wounded comrades. Hearing that his company commander had been wounded, he voluntarily went forward alone, and upon finding that his officer had been killed brought back his body.
General Orders No. 21, W.D., 1919
Home Town: New York, NY

SILVERMAN, HYMAN
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company E, 60th Infantry Regiment, 5th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 27, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Hyman Silverman, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Verdun, France, October 27, 1918. When enemy shell fire had ignited an ammunition dump, Corporal (then private) Silverman assisted in removing the ammunition from the blazing dump. Several of his comrades were seriously wounded by exploding shells, and he himself was hit in many places by hand-grenade explosions, but he continued until the greater part of the explosives were moved to safety. He then assisted in removing his wounded comrades, before submitting to treatment for his wounds.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Chelsea, MA

SILVESTER, LINDSAY MCD
Major, 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 Lindsay McD Silvester, Major, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action in the Bois- d'Agrimont, France, July 15, 1918. During the intense bombardment preceding the German drive of July 15, when the wounded were so numerous that is was impossible to care for them in the dressing station, Major Silvester voluntarily gave up his dugout for the use of the wounded and exposed himself to heavy fire during the ten hours' terrific bombardment. After leading his command across the Marne this officer directed the reduction of a number of machine-gun nests and advanced his lines 4 kilometers despite the determined resistance.
General Orders 64, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Norfolk, VA

SIMAS, MANUEL
Private, U.S. Army
Company C, 364th Infantry Regiment, 91st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 28, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Manuel Simas, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Eclisfontaine, France, September 28, 1918. After being wounded by a machine-gun bullet, early in the afternoon, Private Simas remained in action and without making his wound known, willingly offered and held a very dangerous outpost until late the next morning, when he was ordered to the hospital.
General Orders No. 46, W.D., 1919
Home Town: San Jose, CA

SIMMERS, LEROY E.
Private, U.S. Army
116th Ambulance Company, 104th Sanitary Train, 29th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 11, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Leroy E. Simmers, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Haumont, France, October 11, 1918. Private Simmers, a stretcher bearer, gave proof of great courage and unhesitating devotion to duty under heavy shell fire by assisting three wounded soldiers to a place of safety, he himself being wounded while so doing. After receiving first aid he returned to the shell-swept area and continued in the work of rescuing the wounded.
General Orders No. 27, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Wilmington, DE

SIMONI, ARISTEO V.
First Lieutenant (Chaplain), U.S. Army
111th Infantry Regiment, 28th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 3, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Aristeo V. Simoni, First Lieutenant (Chaplain), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near La Chene Tondu, France, October 3, 1918. Upon learning that there were six wounded men in front of our lines, Chaplain Simoni asked for two volunteers and with the aid of these men successfully brought the wounded men to our own lines through a terrific machine-gun and grenade fire.
General Orders No. 44, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Chicago, IL

*SIMPSON, ALBERT B.
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
11th Machine-Gun Battalion, 4th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 27 - 28, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Albert B. Simpson, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Nantillois, France, September 27 - 28, 1918. Lieutenant Simpson, though he was wounded, remained with his company, and by skillful arrangement of his machine-gun covered a retirement of the infantry. Next day he was again wounded, and, although urged by the surgeon to go to the rear, this gallant officer replied that there was too much work yet to be done at the front. He left t9 rejoin his command and had gone about half the distance when he was killed by a high-explosive shell.
General Orders No. 27, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Atlanta, GA

SIMPSON, ALFRED R.
Private, U.S. Army
Company B, 321st Machine-Gun Battalion, 82d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 12, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Alfred R. Simpson, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Somme-Py, France, October 12, 1918. While his company was covering with machine-gun fire a temporary withdrawal of the infantry, before a hostile counterattack, Private Simpson secured an abandoned German machine gun and operated it until his own company, as well as the infantry, had returned safely. He remained at his post until his ammunition was exhausted and was the last one to leave the position. Through his bravery and skill the advance of the enemy was checked, and our own forces were able to organize a fresh counter dash attack.
General Orders No. 27, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Bee Cave, TX

SIMPSON, CHARLES E.
Private, U.S. Army
Company A, 310th Machine-Gun Battalion, 79th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 5, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Charles E. Simpson, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Verdun, France, November 5, 1918. With two other soldiers Private Simpson voluntarily left a place of safety went forward 40 meters under machine-gun fire in plain view of the enemy, and rescued another soldier, who had been blinded by a machine-gun bullet and was helplessly staggering about.
General Orders No. 44, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Great Bend, PA

SIMPSON, ETHAN A.
Captain, U.S. Army
142d Infantry Regiment, 36th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 8, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Ethan A. Simpson, Captain, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action east of St. Etienne-a- Arnes, France, October 8, 1918. While leading his company during the attack on the morning of October 8, 1918, Captain Simpson was severely wounded, but refused to be evacuated until his senior lieutenant had been sent to him in order that he could explain the tactical situation and turn over the command of his company. Although suffering intense pain, Captain Simpson endeavored to conceal the seriousness of his wounds, thereby displaying extraordinary heroism and devotion to duty which were an inspiration to the men of his company.
General Orders No. 6, W.D., 1930
Home Town: Clarendon, TX

SIMPSON, HARRY P.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Battery B, 76th Field Artillery, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 28, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Harry P. Simpson, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Le Channel, France, July 28, 1918. After his commanding officer and 32 members of his battery had been wounded by a bomb from an enemy plane, Sergeant Simpson, himself wounded, assisted in the evacuation of the wounded, after which he remained until his piece was placed in a new position, before he retired for treatment.
General Orders No. 44, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Covington, GA

*SIMPSON, JOHN S.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company I, 9th Infantry Regiment, 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 18, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to John S. Simpson, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action in the Soissons sector, France, July 18, 1918. During the assault near Soissons, Sergeant Simpson, although severely wounded, continued in action for several hours, leading a group of men beyond and back of an enemy machine-gun emplacement in order to flank it and make the infantry advance at this point possible. He succeeded, but while engaged in this courageous duty he was killed.
General Orders No. No. 116, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Ready, KY

SIMPSON, JOSEPH M.
Captain, U.S. Army
Machine-Gun Company, 357th Infantry Regiment, 90th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 14, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Joseph M. Simpson, Captain, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Foret Vencheres, France, September 14, 1918. Captain Simpson took command of a platoon that had become separated from its command, reorganized it, and showed marked personal courage in leading it forward under heavy fire. He called for volunteers and then led them in an attack upon a machine-gun nest that had been holding up our advance. With two men, he charged the nest, captured the gun, and killed the crew.
General Orders 87, W.D., 1919
Home Town: San Antonio, TX

SIMPSON, RICHARD LYLE
Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army
Company H, 56th Infantry Regiment, 7th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 29, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Richard Lyle Simpson, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Preny, France, October 29, 1918. In charge of a patrol, Lieutenant Simpson had located the exact position of the enemy and was withdrawing, when he discovered that one man was missing. Although wounded himself, he went back, finding that the man had been killed and was entangled in the enemy's wire. Unable to recover the body and being wounded the second time, he covered the withdrawal of his patrol and returned with his report.
General Orders 87, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Louisville, KY

SIMPSON, ROBERT A.
Private, U.S. Army
Company A, 16th Infantry Regiment, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 22, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Robert A. Simpson, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Soissons, France, July 22, 1918. After being wounded Private Simpson returned to the line and continued to carry messages with absolute disregard for his own safety until he was wounded the second time.
General Orders 98, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Shelby, MT

SIMPSON, THOMAS G.
Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army
107th Infantry Regiment, 27th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 29, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Thomas G. Simpson, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Ronssoy, France, September 29, 1918. Second Lieutenant Simpson went out into the open under heavy machine-gun fire and succeeded in carrying back for a distance of about 25 yards a wounded officer and a wounded soldier.
General Orders No. 20, W.D., 1919
Home Town: New York, NY

*SIMS, GEORGE D.
Private, U.S. Army
Company M, 118th Infantry Regiment, 30th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 8, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to George D. Sims, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Montbrehain, France, October 8, 1918. While assisting his automatic rifle squad in a most advanced position, Private Sims, and those about him, were seriously wounded by shrapnel. Realizing that his wounds were fatal, and that his comrades might be saved, he insisted that the stretcher bearers attend to the others. His unusual heroism was instrumental in the saving of the lives of his fellow soldiers, even at the cost of his own.
General Orders 64, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Sumter, SC

SIMS, WILLIAM L.
Private, U.S. Army
Company A, 13th Machine-Gun Battalion, 5th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: August 16 - 18, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to William L. Sims, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Frapelle, France, August 16 - 18, 1918. While acting as a runner Private Sims showed exceptional bravery in carrying messages through a heavily shelled and gassed area. After being wounded in the hand he made 12 trips from Frapelle to his company headquarters at Chapelle St. Clair.
General Orders No. 99, W.D., 1918
Home Town: McLean, TX

SINATRA, MARION
Private, U.S. Army
Company K, 23d Infantry Regiment, 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: June 6, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Marion Sinatra, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Chateau-Thierry, France, June 6, 1918. Rushing through rifle and machine-gun fire for a distance of 75 meters, Private Sinatra rescued a wounded comrade; and, while carrying him to safety, was himself seriously wounded. He continued on with his comrade, however, until he reached cover, administering first aid to the other man before attending to his own wound.
General Orders 89, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Boston, MA

SINCLAIR, PAUL K.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company M, 118th Infantry Regiment, 30th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 11, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Paul K. Sinclair, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Vaux- Andigny, France, October 11, 1918. When the advance was checked by fire from enemy machine-guns and snipers in a sunken trench, Corporal Sinclair, crawling and jumping from one shell hole to another, under heavy machine-gun and artillery fire, opened fire with his automatic rifle and silenced both the machine-gun post and the snipers.
General Orders No. 44, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Camden, SC

*SINER, EARL R.
Private, U.S. Army
Company G, 310th Infantry Regiment, 78th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 26, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Earl R. Siner, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Thiaucourt, France, September 26, 1918. While his company was on outpost duty, Private Siner crawled out from a trench under heavy enemy fire to rescue a wounded comrade and was instantly killed by a bursting shell just as he had reached the wounded man.
General Orders 89, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Pawtucket, RI

*SINGLETON, LOWA L.
Private, U.S. Army
Machine-Gun Company, 30th Infantry Regiment, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 15 & 18, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Lowa L. Singleton, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action in the Meuse-Argonne offensive, France, October 15 & 18, 1918. On October 15, though severely wounded, Private Singleton refused to be evacuated and continued to perform his duties as platoon runner under difficult and dangerous conditions. On October 18 he exposed himself to heavy machine-gun and artillery fire in order to carry water to other members of his platoon, in the performance of which task he was mortally wounded.
General Orders No. 130, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Alvin, TX

SIRMON, WILLIAM A.
Captain, U.S. Army
325th Infantry Regiment, 82d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: August 16, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to William A. Sirmon, Captain, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Clemery, France, August 16, 1918. At an imminent risk of his own life Captain Sirmon rescued another officer by carrying him at night through enemy fire and under heavy machine-gun fire for 300 yards to a place of safety, where he dressed the wounds of the disabled officer.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Crichton, AL

SIROTA, IRVING
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 308th Infantry Regiment, 77th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 2 - 7, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Irving Sirota, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Binarville, France, October 2 - 7, 1918. Private Sirota was on duty with a detachment of his regiment which was cut off and surrounded by the enemy in the Forest of Argonne. During this period he was without food, but he continued to assist and give first aid to the wounded exposing himself to heavy shell and machine-gun fire at the risk of his life, until he was completely exhausted.
General Orders No. 21, W.D., 1919
Home Town: New York, NY

SISSON, CHARLES N.
Captain, U.S. Army
328th Infantry Regiment, 82d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 9, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Charles N. Sisson, Captain, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Cornay, France, October 9, 1918. When the advance was checked on the outskirts of Cornay because of the exhaustion of the troops and machine-gun fire from the town, Captain Sisson, who had been in action several hours, took charge without orders and started two patrols into the town. One was driven back by the machine-gun fire, but this gallant officer personally led the other and succeeded in capturing two machine-guns and their crews and 112 prisoners, completely cleaning out the town. Throughout this operation Captain Sisson displayed great bravery and coolness under the most trying circumstances.
General Orders No. 15, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Jacksonville, AL

SITTLER, EDWARD
Private, U.S. Army
Company C, 341st Machine-Gun Battalion, 89th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 24, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Edward Sittler, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action in the Bois-de-Bantheville, France, October 24, 1918. Although himself severely wounded in the leg by shell fire, Private Sittler did not report for medical attention until he had given first aid and assisted in carrying other wounded soldiers to the first-aid station, a distance of six kilometers. After all of his comrades had received attention, he had his own wounds dressed and was evacuated to the hospital.
General Orders No. 44, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Merna, NE

*SKIFF, CLAYTON B.
Private, U.S. Army
Company A, 112th Infantry Regiment, 28th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 8, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Clayton B. Skiff, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Chatel- Chehery, France, October 8, 1918. When his company was stopped by enemy machine- gun fire, Private Skiff crawled forward alone, climbed a steep hill under intense fire and put a hostile machine-gun nest out of action. In the performance of this gallant exploit Private Skiff was mortally wounded and died on the way to the hospital.
General Orders 95, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Spartansburg, PA

SKOGSBURG, VIVIAN
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company L, 131st Infantry Regiment, 33d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 26, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Vivian Skogsburg, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Forges Woods, France, September 26, 1918. Although seriously burned by a phosphorous shell, Sergeant Skogsburg continued in command of his platoon, leading it forward eight kilometers to its objective, directing the "mopping up" of the territory and the consolidation of the new position. His example was an inspiration to his men. When on orders from his company commander, he started to walk to the rear to receive medical attention, he fell unconscious.
General Orders 71, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Chicago, IL

SKRYPECK, ANDY
Private, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 125th Infantry Regiment, 32d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: August 5, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Andy Skrypeck, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action southwest of Fismes, France, August 5, 1918. During the forward movement of the 1st Battalion, 125th Infantry, a large number of the company to which he was attached were wounded while crossing an open field. At this point the artillery fire was very accurate and intense, but Private Skrypeck disregarded all possibilities of personal injury and remained upon the field until he had administered first aid to all his fallen comrades.
General Orders No. No. 117, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Detroit, MI

SLADEN, FRED W.
Brigadier General, U.S. Army
Headquarters, 5th Infantry Brigade, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 14, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Fred W. Sladen, Brigadier General, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Ferme de la Madelaine, France, October 14, 1918. Although almost exhausted from 48 hours of continuous duty, without rest of any kind, General Sladen, upon learning that the front line was held up by enemy machine-gun fire, proceeded to the advanced position through three kilometers of severe artillery fire. Upon arrival, he found that the battalion commander had been killed and the units badly disorganized and intermingled. He personally reorganized the troops under the terrific machine-gun and shell fire, reconnoitered the enemy's positions, and launched the advance anew. While engaged in this perilous mission he fainted from exhaustion, but, upon being revived, refused to be evacuated and continued in the work of reorganizing and stabilizing the line at this critical period. Due to his efforts the action was carried to a successful conclusion in the face of apparently insurmountable difficulties.
General Orders 81, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Omaha, NE

SLAGSVOL, OSCAR T.
Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army
128th Infantry Regiment, 32d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: August 3, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Oscar T. Slagsvol, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near St. Gilles, France, August 3, 1918. Commanding the battalion patrols, Lieutenant Slagsvol was engaged continuously throughout the day in making reconnaissances under heavy fire. Although wounded, he preceded the battalion into the enemy's position and continued to perform his duties until he was overcome by exhaustion.
General Orders No. 44, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Eau Claire, WI

SLATE, JOSEPH W.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company C, 2d Field Battalion, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 2 - 11, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Joseph W. Slate, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Exermont, France, October 2 - 11, 1918. Corporal Slate volunteered and maintained a telephone line which ran through thick undergrowth and barbed-wire entanglements to an advanced observation post. Despite heavy artillery and direct machine-gun fire, Corporal Slate kept the line in operation for many hours without relief.
General Orders No. 44, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Crockett, CA

SLATE, RALPH
Captain, U.S. Army
39th Infantry Regiment, 4th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 27, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Ralph Slate, Captain, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Bois-de-Septsarges, France, September 27, 1918. After being wounded in a previous action, Captain Slate led his command in the face of unusual machine-gun fire, repeatedly exposing himself to prevent his units from becoming scattered and strengthening and holding his line, until again severely wounded.
General Orders 81, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Cadillac, MI

*SLATER, NORMAN C.
Private, U.S. Army
Company H, 312th Infantry Regiment, 78th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 17, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Norman C. Slater, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Grand Pre, France, October 17, 1918. Although wounded by a shell fragment, Private Slater refused treatment, volunteering his services as a litter bearer for other wounded. Next day, he accompanied his platoon in the attack. After heavy fighting for some hours under terrific machine-gun fire, a withdrawal was ordered. Private Slater remained in advance with an automatic-rifle squad to cover the withdrawal. Being one of the last to go back, he was killed by shell fire on his way to the new position.
General Orders 70, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Bainbridge, NY

SLAY, JOHN R.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company G, 354th Infantry Regiment, 89th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 2, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to John R. Slay, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Barricourt, France, November 2, 1918. After having been severely wounded by a machine-gun bullet, Sergeant Slay continued in the attack with his platoon until ordered to the rear.
General Orders No. 44, W.D., 1919
Home Town: St. Louis, MO

SLICKLEN, ARTHUR C.
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Company C, 165th Infantry Regiment, 42d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 28 - 29, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Arthur C. Slicklen, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Villers-sur-Fere, France, July 28 - 29, 1918. Under a severe bombardment of artillery and heavy machine-gun fire, Private Slicklen voluntarily went forward three times and brought wounded comrades back to safety, after helping to disperse enemy snipers and grenadiers that had been threatening the left flank of his company. On the following day with the troops leading the attack on Meurcy Farm, under a deadly machine gun fire from front and flank, he displayed the greatest coolness and courage until wounded four times and carried from the field.
General Orders No. 9, W.D., 1923
Home Town: New York, NY

SLINGO, HERBERT J.
First Lieutenant (Signal Corps), U.S. Army
Signal Officer, 1st Infantry Brigade, 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 6, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Herbert J. Slingo, First Lieutenant (Signal Corps), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action in the Meuse-Argonne offensive, France, November 6, 1918. Lieutenant Slingo displayed the highest qualities-courage, fearlessness, and leadership-in the handling of his section in the Meuse-Argonne offensive. On November 6, 1918, with utter disregard for his own personal safety, he successfully ran communication lines from headquarters, 1st Infantry Brigade, to the headquarters of the 16th and 18th Infantry Regiments, keeping the brigade commander in constant touch with the commanding officers of these regiments. Arriving at the headquarters of the 18th Infantry and finding a shortage of equipment and men, he personally directed the running of communication lines to the front-line battalion at the imminent risk of his life through heavy shell and machine-gun fire. The lines were successfully laid under most hazardous circumstances, Lieutenant Slingo working all the while under direct observation and shellfire of the enemy. His courageous action at a most trying moment was an inspiration to all and assisted materially in the success of this operation.
General Orders No. No. 49, W.D., 1922
Home Town: New York, NY

SLOAN, OZRO L.
Private, U.S. Army
Company C, 9th Infantry Regiment, 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 12, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Ozro L. Sloan, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Thiaucourt, France, September 12, 1918. When his platoon was under shell fire and threatened by an enemy counterattack, Private Sloan collected in the vicinity a number of soldiers separated from their organizations and led them to reinforce his platoon in the first line. While so engaged he was seriously wounded, but continued on duty with his platoon until completely exhausted.
General Orders No. 46, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Cartwright, TX

*SLOAN, WILLIAM E.
Mechanic, U.S. Army
Company I, 137th Infantry Regiment, 35th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 26, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to William E. Sloan, Mechanic, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in actions near Varennes, France, September 26, 1918. Mechanic Sloan continued to advance with his platoon after having been severely wounded and personally guided a tank to an enemy machine-gun nest, whose location he had learned. In the course of this extraordinary duty he was killed.
General Orders No. 59, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Wichita, KS

*SLOVER, LUKE E., JR.,
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Company B, 311th Infantry Regiment, 78th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 24 - 25, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Luke /w, Slover, Jr., Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Vieville-en-Haye, France, September 24 - 25, 1918. On the night of September 24 - 25, Private Slover repeatedly carried messages between his company and battalion headquarters, through a heavy barrage. He also took the place of a wounded litter bearer and assisted in bringing in wounded under shell fire. He was later killed in action.
General Orders No. 27, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Keyport, NJ

SLUSHER, ERNEST W.
Major (Medical Corps), U.S. Army
Medical Detachment (Regimental Surgeon), 140th Infantry Regiment, 35th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 29 - 30, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Ernest W. Slusher, Major (Medical Corps), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Charpentry, France, September 29 - 30, 1918. Although severely gassed, Major Slusher continued on duty until he collapsed twice and was carried each time to a dressing station. Advised to go to the field hospital for treatment, he waited until he had partially recovered, and then returned to duty in the field, working continually among the wounded and exposing himself to hostile fire.
General Orders 81, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Kansas City, MO

SMALL, EARL R.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company I, 112th Infantry Regiment, 28th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 28, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Earl R. Small, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Montblainville, France, September 28, 1918. In the face of a concentration of enemy machine-gun and rifle fire, Sergeant Small, together with Private Schwing of his company, voluntarily left the shelter of the trenches constantly under observation of the enemy, advanced across open ground a distance of 75 yards, rescued a severely wounded soldier, and carried him to shelter. The bravery and devotion to duty thus displayed inspired and encouraged the members of their command, inciting them to still greater endeavors.
General Orders No. No. 16, W.D., 1923
Home Town: Sheffield, PA

SMALL, LYLE H.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company M, 358th Infantry Regiment, 90th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 12, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Lyle H. Small, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Vilcey, France, September 12, 1918. Corporal Small, with another soldier, volunteered to outflank an enemy machine-gun nest, and, under most harassing fire, captured the gun and 11 prisoners.
General Orders 81, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Mazon, IL

*SMALLEY, JOHN W.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company M, 358th Infantry Regiment, 90th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 12, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to John W. Smalley, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Vilcey, France, September 12, 1918. Sergeant Smalley displayed great heroism and disregard of personal danger in attacking an enemy machine-gun nest which was holding up the advance of his group. Assisted by another soldier, he flanked the gun, shot .one of the crew, and drove off the others, but was himself killed in the performance of this courageous act.
General Orders No. No. 129, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Drumright, OK

SMALLYON, EDWARD H.
Private, U.S. Army
Machine-Gun Company, 30th Infantry Regiment, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 15, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Edward H. Smallyon, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Mezy, France, July 15, 1918. Given a message to send by buzzer, Private Smallyon found that all his wires had been destroyed. He immediately started through the bombardment and safely delivered the message, although nearly surrounded by the enemy.
General Orders No. 32, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Hartford, CT

SMART, PAUL H.
Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army
101st Field Artillery, 26th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 26, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Paul H. Smart, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action during the attack on Marcheville-en-Woevre, France, September 26, 1918. Lieutenant Smart volunteered to run back with a message to the rear through a dense enemy concentration of high-explosive shell and gas, after all of the Infantry and Artillery runners had been either killed or wounded in attempting this same mission. Lieutenant Smark was acting as Artillery liaison officer with the attacking units of the 102d Infantry. When the Infantry still met enemy resistance at Marcheville and all communications to the rear had been cut by the heavy enemy barrage laid down in rear of the attacking force, Lieutenant Smart, at the risk of his own life, ran through the barrage to a forward telephone station, communicated the situation to the Artillery commander and then ran back through the same barrage and rejoined and remained with the Infantry commander.
General Orders No. No. 13, W.D., 1923
Home Town: Newton Highlands, MA

SMEAD, BURTON A.
Major, U.S. Army
Division Adjutant, 89th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 1 - 6, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Burton A. Smead, Major, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action during the Argonne- Meuse offensive, November 1 - 6, 1918. Upon his own request, Major Smead was assigned to the hazardous duty of conducting the division advance message center. He was constantly exposed to fire, going to the front line for information when it could not be otherwise obtained.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Denver, CO

SMECK, JAMES
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Company B, 149th Machine-Gun Battalion, 42d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 31, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to James Smeck, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Sergy, France, July 31, 1918. Private First Class Smeck displayed extraordinary heroism in the performance of his duties as runner and, when another runner had been mortally wounded, trying to reach company headquarters, he volunteered for and accomplished this mission, passing through intense artillery and machine-gun fire.
General Orders 71, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Reading, PA

SMIDT, WILLIAM F.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company H, 107th Infantry Regiment, 27th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 29, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to William F. Smidt, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Ronssoy, France, September 29, 1918. Although suffering from a most painful wound, Sergeant Smidt refused to be evacuated, but continued to lead his platoon in their assault against the enemy. The advance being halted by intense enemy machine-gun fire, he personally rushed upon an enemy machine-gun nest and with bombs put the machine gun out of action, thus enabling his platoon to resume their advance. Again stopped by enemy machine-gun fire, he again attacked an enemy nest, but was seriously wounded in the attempt and evacuated to the hospital. His indomitable bravery and utter disregard for his own safety greatly inspired the men of his company.
General Orders No. No. 16, W.D., 1923
Home Town: New York, NY

SMITH, ALBERT L.
Private, U.S. Army
Company M, 363d Infantry Regiment, 91st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 27, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Albert L. Smith, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Eclisfontaine, France, September 27, 1918. With two other soldiers Private Smith volunteered and went 300 yards beyond our outpost lines, through heavy shell fire, to bring in a wounded private of his regiment The mission was promptly and successfully accomplished.
General Orders No. 46, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Fillmore, CA

SMITH, ANSLEY
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company C, 16th Infantry Regiment, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 18, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Ansley Smith, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Soissons, France, July 18, 1918. Severely wounded early in the morning, Sergeant Smith refused to relinquish command of his platoon, but led its attack to its final objective, remaining in command until after nightfall, when he was ordered to an aid station.
General Orders No. 15, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Danville, AL

*SMITH, BENJAMIN B.
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 Benjamin B. Smith, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Bellicourt, France, September 29, 1918. After being wounded twice in making attacks with his own organization, Private Smith joined Australian troops and attacked with them, being wounded a third time before he consented to be evacuated.
General Orders No. 21, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Ash, NC

SMITH, CALLIE A.
Private, U.S. Army
Company G, 118th Infantry Regiment, 30th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 8, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Callie A. Smith, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Montbrehain, France, October 8, 1918. When his company was held up by heavy machine-gun fire, Private Smith voluntarily accompanied an officer and assisted him in flanking a machine-gun post and driving out the gunners with grenades and pistol.
General Orders No. No. 133, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Rock Hill, SC

SMITH, CHARLES M.
Sergeant, 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 Charles M. Smith, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Montfaucon, France, September 27, 1918. While leading a reconnaissance patrol, sent out to locate enemy machine-gun nests. Sergeant Smith was severely wounded. Lying helpless where he fell, he disregarded his own wounds and continued to direct his men. Through his courage and fortitude, many enemy machine-guns were located and subsequently destroyed.
General Orders No. 59, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Akron, OH

SMITH, CHARLIE E.
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Company L, 117th Infantry Regiment, 30th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 7, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Charlie E. Smith, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Ponchaux, France, October 7, 1918. Although severely wounded in the leg by machine-gun fire, Private First Class Smith continued to advance with his platoon, securing the rifle of a dead soldier when his own was struck by shrapnel and rendered unserviceable.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Copperhill, TN

SMITH, CLARENCE W.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company E, 125th Infantry Regiment, 32d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 31, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Clarence W. Smith, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Cierges, northeast of Chateau-Thierry, France, July 31, 1918. Corporal Smith was seriously wounded in the arm by machine-gun fire during the advance on the heights north of the River Ourcq. After receiving first aid he crawled slowly forward in the face of hostile fire and assisted in giving first aid to a lieutenant who had been severely wounded, and then, with his one available arm, assisted in carrying the officer to the rear.
General Orders No. No. 117, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Flint, MI

SMITH, DALLAS B.
Major, U.S. Army
167th Infantry Regiment, 42d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 28, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Dallas B. Smith, Major, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at La Croix Rouge Farm, near Beuvardes, France, July 28, 1918. After his battalion had been engaged against he enemy for about two hours and had suffered heavy casualties, in order to accomplish his mission Major Smith, with utter disregard for his own personal safety, placed himself at the head of his battalion and led it in a charge against the enemy through heavy hostile machine-gun and artillery fire. During the charge Major Smith was severely wounded, but continued to lead his battalion until his objective was reached. His undaunted courage greatly inspired the men of his command, raising their morale to a high degree.
General Orders No. No. 3, W.D., 1929
Home Town: Opelika, AL

SMITH, DALTON
Private, U.S. Army
Company B, 120th Infantry Regiment, 30th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 19, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Dalton Smith, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Mazinghein, France, October 19, 1918. Acting as a scout, Private Smith fearlessly advanced ahead of his company under heavy fire, and sent back all obtainable information to the company commander. While standing erect in the open and directing effective rifle fire at the retreating enemy, he was seriously wounded.
General Orders 98, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Macon, NC

SMITH, DANIEL R.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company H, 16th Infantry Regiment, 32d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 20, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Daniel R. Amith, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Soissons, France, July 20, 1918. Sergeant Smith led three squads against an artillery position which was holding up the advance of his company by direct fire. After suffering heavy casualties, he with two others charged the enemy position. Due to his courage and leadership four 77-millimeter guns were captured and 50 of the enemy forced to surrender.
General Orders No. No. 35, W.D., 1920
Home Town: Reading, PA

*SMITH, EBEN A.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company I, 30th Infantry Regiment, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 16, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Eben A. Smith, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Crezancy, France, July 16, 1918. Although knocked down by the explosion of a shell, Sergeant Smith immediately got up and rendered valuable assistance to his platoon leader in conducting the movement of the platoon through the most intense shell fire. He was subsequently killed in action.
General Orders 89, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Waterloo, IA

SMITH, EMERSON R.
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Company M, 4th Infantry Regiment, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 26, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Emerson R. Smith, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Le Channel, France, July 26, 1918. Engaged as runner, Private Smith carried an important message through heavy shell and machine-gun fire, completing his mission, although so badly gassed that immediate removal to a hospital was necessary.
General Orders No. No. 28, W.D., 1921
Home Town: Dayton, OH

SMITH, FLOYD T.
Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army
305th Machine-Gun Battalion, 77th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 7, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Floyd T. Smith, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Villers-de-Mouzon, France, November 7, 1918. When the Meuse River was reached it was found unfordable, thereby making it necessary to construct a bridge. Lieutenant Smith, in charge of a platoon of four machine guns, sited two guns to support the engineers building this bridge. He then crossed the river alone under heavy machine-gun fire on the partly completed bridge in order to locate the enemy. He advanced on the supposed location of enemy machine-gun nests and fired upon them with a rifle. Two of the enemy then surrendered and several others fled. Holding his prisoners at the bridgehead, he continued to fire on the retreating enemy until the bridge was completed and the patrols had crossed.
General Orders No. No. 3, W.D., 1935
Home Town: Alma, MI

SMITH, FORD D.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company D, 4th Engineers, 4th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: August 11, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Ford D. Smith, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Ville Savoye, France, August 11, 1918. Leaving a sheltered position, Corporal Smith exposed himself to an intense artillery barrage to rescue a wounded officer. He carried him across the Vesle River to where he could obtain aid in taking him to a dressing station. He displayed utter disregard of personal danger while under heavy fire.
General Orders 71, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Antioch, CA

SMITH, FRANK (AKA: RAY RUFUS)
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 Frank Smith, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near St. Baussant, northeast of St. Mihiel, France, September 12, 1918. While advancing in the assault line, Corporal smith spied a German about to open fire with a machine-gun which would have taken in enfilade his entire platoon. He killed the German with a single rifle shot. The other three of the machine-gun crew fled, but he pursued them alone, cut them off from the rear and captured, single handed, 16 of the enemy in one group. His quick decision, excellent marksmanship, and absolute fearlessness were of the greatest value in overcoming the enemy's resistance.
General Orders No. No. 125, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Newport, TN

SMITH, FRED
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company M, 11th Infantry Regiment, 5th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 12, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Fred Smith, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Vieville, France, September 12, 1918. After being gassed and shot through the shoulder early in the morning, Sergeant Smith continued to lead his platoon through the day, refusing to return to the first-aid station for treatment.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Dayton, OH

SMITH, FRED E.
Private, U.S. Army
Company K, 9th Infantry Regiment, 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 8, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Fred E. Smith, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Fauburg, France, November 8, 1918. In the absence of officers. Private Smith took command of two platoons and led them with great fortitude and bravery. When one of his men was wounded he made his way alone through heavy shell and machine-gun fire, brought the wounded man to our line, and applied first aid.
General Orders No. 46, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Syracuse, NY

*SMITH, FRED SHERRY
Private, U.S. Army
Machine-Gun Company, 354th Infantry Regiment, 89th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 1, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Fred Sherry Smith, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Remonville, France, November 1, 1918. Private Smith was a member of a machine- gun crew, firing at close range from a shell hole in an open field when their gun became disabled. Thereupon he and two other soldiers advanced with pistols upon the enemy machine-gun nest, at which they had been firing, and captured it, with three guns and nine prisoners. Putting one of the captured guns into immediate action against the enemy, they enabled the infantry to advance with a minimum of casualties. This soldier was killed next day when he went out from cover to warn some comrades that they were in the line of fire from his gun.
General Orders 89, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Denver, CO

SMITH, GEORGE L.
Private, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 125th Infantry Regiment, 32d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 11, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to George L. Smith, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action northeast of Gesnes, France, October 11, 1918. Private Smith established a collecting point for the wounded in the valley north of Hill 258, during the attack of his battalion. The unit on the right, which was being subjected to an extremely heavy machine-gun fire from the enemy was unable to advance, thus exposing the right flank of his battalion to a severe machine-gun fire. The terrain afforded no protection to anyone attempting to cross, and a runner while attempting to cross this terrain was severely wounded, falling in an exposed position. Private Smith, with splendid heroism and courage, dashed across the exposed area and carried his wounded comrade in to our lines and rendered first aid.
General Orders No. No. 16, W.D., 1929
Home Town: Hollidaysburg, PA

*SMITH, HAMILTON A.
Colonel, U.S. Army
26th Infantry Regiment, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 19 - 22, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Hamilton A. Smith, Colonel, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Soissons, France, July 19 - 22, 1918. Colonel smith spent the greater part of his time in the front lines to encourage and direct his command, without sign of fear for his personal safety, and by his courageous leadership inspired his officers and men to effective combat. He was killed while directing an attack on a machine gun emplacement.
General Orders No. No. 132, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Millen, GA

SMITH, HARFORD D.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company C, 115th Infantry Regiment, 29th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 18, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Harford D. Smith, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Sivry, France, October 18, 1918. Corporal Smith volunteered and led an automatic-rifle crew forward, silencing a machine-gun nest which was holding up the advance of his company. He worked his way forward through a barrage from four machine-gun nests, killing all the occupants of two nests and forcing the others to withdraw, thus permitting his company to advance.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Cambridge, MD

SMITH, HARRY L.
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
13th Machine-Gun Battalion, 5th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 14, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Harry L. Smith, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Cunel, France, October 14, 1918. Leaving his shelter in a shallow machine-gun emplacement, and accompanied by one soldier Lieutenant Smith ventured forth through a most intense fire to the aid of a wounded officer and assisted in carrying him a distance of 170 yards to safety.
General Orders No. 35, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Lucedale, MS

SMITH, HARRY S.
Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army
9th Infantry Regiment, 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 3, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Harry S. Smith, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Tuilerie Farm, France, Novembers, 1918. Lieutenant Smith led the advance elements of his regiment during an advance of eight kilometers through the German lines, and, with extraordinary skill and courage reduced several enemy strong points. In addition, he captured 50 prisoners and a large amount of material.
General Orders No. 46, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Waynesburg, PA

*SMITH, HEARL
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company F, 140th Infantry Regiment, 35th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 27, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Hearl Smith, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Cheppy, France, September 27, 1918. Having been mortally wounded while rushing a machine-gun nest, Sergeant Smith continued faithfully to perform his duties and calmly directed the movements of his half-platoon until he died on the field.
General Orders 89, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Willow Springs, MO

SMITH, HENRY M.
Captain, U.S. Army
314th Infantry Regiment, 79th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 26, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Henry M. Smith, Captain, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Malancourt, France, September 26, 1918. Although painfully wounded while leading a platoon of his company against strong machine-gun nests, Captain Smith continued the advance until all the machine-guns in his immediate front were silenced and the crews killed or taken prisoners. He continued on duty until ordered to the rear by his regimental commander.
General Orders No. 46, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Greensburg, PA

SMITH, HORACE L., JR.
Captain, U.S. Army
1st Engineers, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 4, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Horace L. Smith, Jr., Captain, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Charpentry, France, October 4, 1918. While repairing roads, a large ammunition dump was set on fire by an enemy shell. Captain Smith with a party of his men, extinguished the flames and rescued a large quantity of ammunition and supplies, despite the threatened explosion, which would have destroyed the entire dump and blocked traffic at an important crossroad for hours.
General Orders No. 44, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Petersburg, VA

SMITH, HOWARD G.
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
168th Infantry Regiment, 42d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 15, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Howard G. Smith, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action in the Bois-de-Romagne, France, October 15, 1918. Lieutenant Smith was wounded early in the engagement but he declined to be evacuated, although he was suffering much pain. He brilliantly led his platoon in a charge on four machine-guns, which he captured, together with many prisoners, and was instrumental in clearing the Bois De Romagne of the enemy under terrific machine-gun fire. Throughout the action his leadership, courage, and determination inspired the greatest confidence. When he was partly overcome by the loss of blood he volunteered to guide 60 prisoners back over a shell-swept area, but refused medical treatment until the prisoners were delivered at battalion headquarters.
General Orders No. 15, W.D., 1919
Home Town: East Lansing, MI

SMITH, IVAN H.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company E, 125th Infantry Regiment, 32d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 31, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Ivan H. Smith, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action during the forcing of a passage of the River Ourcq and the capture of the heights beyond, near Cierges, northeast of Chateau-Thierry, France, July 31, 1918. Sergeant Smith captured a machine-gun single-handed and after being wounded while so doing so, reorganized his platoon before being taken back for first aid.
General Orders No. No. 132, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Flint, MI

SMITH, JOE
Private, U.S. Army
Company C, 39th Infantry Regiment, 4th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 10 - 13, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Joe Smith, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Bois-du-Fays, France, October 10 - 13, 1918. Acting as battalion runner, Private Smith repeatedly carried messages over a route swept by machine-gun and artillery fire. It was necessary to send runners night and day, in order to maintain communication with the front lines. He volunteered out of his turn for this dangerous but all-important work.
General Orders 64, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Center Point, AR

SMITH, JOHN E.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company G, 26th Infantry Regiment, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 19, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to John E. Smith, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Soissons, France, July 19, 1918. On his own initiative Sergeant Smith took command of his company when all its officers and its first sergeant had been killed or wounded, and carried forward successfully its part in the day's attack.
General Orders No. No. 132, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Norman Park, GA

SMITH, JOHN W.
Private, U.S. Army
Company G, 320th Infantry Regiment, 80th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 26, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to John W. Smith, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action during the Meuse-Argonne offensive, France, September 26, 1918. When the advance of his platoon had been temporarily halted by intensive fire from an enemy machine-gun nest, Private Smith displayed exceptional bravery and leadership when, on his own initiative, he organized a number of scattered troops and courageously led them forward, capturing the machine guns and several prisoners, thus enabling his platoon to continue the advance.
General Orders No. No. 2, W.D., 1932
Home Town: New Sheffield, PA

SMITH, JOSEPH W.
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
166th Infantry Regiment, 42d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 12, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Joseph W. Smith, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near St. Baussant, northeast of St. Mihiel, France, September 12, 1918. Finding that his platoon would be under heavy fire of enemy machine-guns while crossing the Rupt de Mad, Lieutenant Smith, rather than permit the advance to be delayed, unhesitatingly plunged into the stream, crossed it under heavy fire, ascertained the exact location of the enemy, brought his platoon through the river by a protected route, and with it flanked and captured six machine-guns and 19 prisoners.
General Orders No. 99, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Austin, TX

SMITH, LEROY W.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company F, 118th Infantry Regiment, 30th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 17, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Leroy W. Smith, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near St. Martin Revere, France, October 17, 1918. Immediately after the starting of the attack Sergeant Smith collapsed from gas, but realizing the extreme need of a compass in the dense fog and having the only one of the company he struggled along by his company commander, indicating the proper direction with his hands, being unable to talk. He refused evacuation, and voluntarily led a patrol to establish liaison with his right flank, being subjected to annihilating machine-gun fire during the entire exploit.
General Orders No. 46, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Cades, SC

SMITH, LOUIS S.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company I, 314th Infantry Regiment, 79th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 27, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Louis S. Smith, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Montfaucon, France, September 27, 1918. Sergeant Smith advanced alone and silenced a machine-gun nest which was holding up the advance of his section.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Dalton, PA

SMITH, MARTIN E.
First Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company G, 132d Infantry Regiment, 33d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 9, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Martin E. Smith, First Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Consenvoye, France, October 9, 1918. When his company was held up by heavy machine-gun fire, First Sergeant Smith showed marked personal bravery in working his way to the rear of the enemy emplacement. He opened fire upon the enemy, from the rear, who then surrendered to him. He returned to his own lines with two officers and 15 men as prisoners.
General Orders 64, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Chicago, IL

SMITH, MARTIN M.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company G, 108th Infantry Regiment, 27th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 29 - 30, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Martin M. Smith, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Ronssoy, France, September 29 - 30, 1918. Sergeant Smith exhibited exceptional gallantry and ability in leadership when after being severely shell shocked, he continued to direct the steady advance of his platoon under intense machine-gun and shell fire, with utter disregard for his personal safety. He continued with his platoon until the morning of September 13, when he collapsed as the result of shell shock and was evacuated to the rear.
General Orders No. 21, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Batavia, NY

SMITH, MAXWELL E.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company D, 126th Infantry Regiment, 32d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 3, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Maxwell E. Smith, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Gesnes, northwest of Verdun, France, October 3, 1918. In an attack on German strong points, Sergeant Smith was wounded early in the action by a shell fragment, but after dressing his wound himself he immediately rejoined his organization. Upon hearing that his company commander had been killed, he reported this fact to the regimental post of command, and although he was urged to go to the rear for medical aid, he again went forward and assumed command of the company, remaining in charge until the following morning. His courage and disregard for danger were an inspiration to his men and a thorough demonstration of his loyalty and devotion to duty.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Ionia, MI

SMITH, MILLARD
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company K, 9th Infantry Regiment, 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 8, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Millard Smith, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Beaumont, France, November 8, 1918. During an advance of his company, terrific machine-gun fire was encountered, the enemy being strongly entrenched in a ravine. With a patrol of ten men, Sergeant Smith attacked the position, but lost several of his men in the first encounter. "With the remaining few he continued and silenced the fire of the enemy.
General Orders No. 21, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Vox, KY

SMITH, NAT R.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company K, 361st Infantry Regiment, 91st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 28, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Nat R. Smith, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Gesnes, France, September 28, 1918. Sergeant Smith successfully led his patrol, in the face of heavy machine-gun fire, being a point direct, in order to make better reconnaissance, and, although severely wounded, continued to lead his patrol.
General Orders No. 20, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Kelso, WA

SMITH, NICKOLAS
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company K, 126th Infantry Regiment, 32d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 14, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Nickolas Smith, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near St. Georges, France, October 14, 1918. After his platoon had been stopped and disorganized by machine-gun fire, Sergeant Smith with another soldier, reorganized the platoon and led it in a charge on an enemy machine-gun nest, capturing it, together with one officer and 20 men.
General Orders 89, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Grand Rapids, MI

SMITH, PHILIP F.
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Company B, 115th Infantry Regiment, 29th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 13, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Philip F. Smith, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Verdun, France, October 13, 1918. During a heavy artillery barrage on the night of October 13, two men having been killed next to him and one severely wounded, Private Smith, disregarding his personal safety, carried the wounded man through the barrage to the company headquarters; knocked down by a shell splinter and severely bruised, be continued with the wounded man to first-aid station.
General Orders No. 16, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Baltimore, MD

SMITH, RAYMOND R.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company C, 11th Machine-Gun Battalion, 4th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 12, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Raymond R. Smith, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action northeast of Cunel, France, October 12, 1918. During a heavy bombardment after a shell had struck his machine-gun, knocking it and his squad completely out of action, Corporal Smith assembled three men from another squad and, obtaining another gun, again took up a position on the line and remained throughout the action, as the front was at that time thinly held and in constant danger of counterattack; the prompt initiative and splendid courage on the part of this soldier not only inspired and encouraged his men but aided materially in the success of the action.
General Orders No. 21, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Burlington, IA

SMITH, RICHARD THOMPSON
Captain, U.S. Army
117th Field Signal Battalion, 42d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: March 17, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Richard Thompson Smith, Captain, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action while under heavy shell fire on March 17, 1918, in the vicinity of Fort de Manonviller, France. Captain Smith showed prompt initiative and courage in conducting to shelter a party of 65 men who were constructing and repairing communication lines. After making them secure, he went out under fire and brought in a wounded soldier who was lying exposed in the open.
General Orders No. 126, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Kansas City, MO

SMITH, ROBERT O.
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
Dental Corps, 356th Infantry (Attached), 89th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 6 - 11, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Robert O. Smith, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near the Meuse River, France, November 6 - 11, 1918. After all the medical officers of the battalion had been wounded, Lieutenant Smith for six days efficiently performed the duties, repeatedly moving his first-aid station forward, and administering to the wounded under perilous shell fire. After caring for the wounded, he personally searched the field of action for further casualties.
General Orders No. 32, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Denver, CO

SMITH, ROYAL H. G.
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
353d Infantry Regiment, 89th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 1, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Royal H. G. Smith, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Remonville, France, November 1, 1918. Lieutenant Smith was a member of a group of several officers and soldiers, who armed only with pistols, were cut off from the battalion headquarters by the fire of three enemy machine-guns. Being unable to reach the enemy with pistol fire, they were in danger of annihilation when Lieutenant Smith, with great daring, dashed from cover through the machine-gun fire and returned with & platoon of infantry, with which he successfully attacked the enemy machine-gun and thereby saved the lives of the party. la accomplishing this feat, Lieutenant Smith was wounded in the leg by a machine-gun bullet, but he continued in action, refusing to be evacuated.
General Orders 95, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Gorham, ME

SMITH, RUSSELL C.
Mechanic, U.S. Army
Company B, 115th Infantry Regiment, 29th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 15, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Russell C. Smith, Mechanic, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Verdun, France, October 15, 1918. While carrying a message to the battalion commander, in the Bois-de-Consenvoye, Mechanic Smith was caught in an artillery barrage and severely wounded. Greatly exhausted, he refused medical attention and continued with the message until he reached the battalion headquarters.
General Orders No. 15, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Hagerstown, MD

SMITH, SAMUEL T.
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
Battery A, 6th Field Artillery, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 4, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Samuel T. Smith, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Fleville, France, October 4, 1918. When his platoon had been caught in an enemy barrage and all the cannoneers except two had been killed, he made repeated trips into the shelled area to remove the wounded to a place of safety. He refused any treatment for four wounds which he had received until all his men had received medical treatment.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Conway, AR

SMITH, SIDNEY
Private, U.S. Army
Company H, 308th Infantry Regiment, 77th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 2 - 8, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Sidney Smith, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Binarville, France, October 2 - 8, 1918. When his company had been cut off from communication he, though seriously wounded, refused to seek shelter. He participated in several attacks with courage and aggressiveness, using his rifle very effectively and encouraging his comrades. When relief came he walked back to the dressing station, so that medical attention could first be given to the more seriously wounded.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Blaine, MT

SMITH, THOMAS J.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company H, 9th Infantry Regiment, 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: June 6, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Thomas J. Smith, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action on June 6, 1918, near Chateau-Thierry, France. After having been severely wounded, Corporal Smith remained with his platoon, encouraging and urging on men in the absence of their platoon sergeant, who had been killed.
General Orders No. No. 107, W.D., 1918
Home Town: New Britain, CT

SMITH, TOM H.
Private, U.S. Army
Company C, 115th Infantry Regiment, 28th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 18, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Tom H. Smith, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action in the Bois-de- Consenvoye, France, October 18, 1918. Private Smith was with 20 men in the front line and for 40 hours they had been without food, the heavy bombardment preventing rations details from reaching them. As the men were losing their strength and morale this soldier voluntarily went through heavy shell fire to procure food, making repeated trips till all the men were supplied.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Shamrock, OK

SMITH, WALLACE W.
Private, U.S. Army
Company I, 361st Infantry Regiment, 91st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 28 - October 1, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Wallace W. Smith, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Gesnes, France, September 28 to October 1, 1918. Although twice wounded, he stayed out in front under heavy machine-gun and artillery fire and helped to take back within our lines wounded comrades who otherwise would have fallen into the hands of the enemy.
General Orders No. 20, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Corvallis, OR

SMITH, WARDE B.
First Lieutenant (Medical Corps), U.S. Army
125th Infantry (Attached), 32d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 21 - August 7, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Warde B. Smith, First Lieutenant (Medical Corps), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Cierges, France, July 21 to August 7, 1918. Maintaining dressing stations close to the advanced lines, under heavy enemy machine- gun and artillery fire, Lieutenant Smith continued day and night to render first aid and to evacuate the wounded. On August 2 his aid station, due to withdrawals of the Infantry to take a more advantageous position, was left in advance of the front line. With a score of severely wounded men to evacuate, Lieutenant Smith remained at the advanced position for six hours under intense enemy fire until all patients had been given every possible care and carried to a place of safety. His coolness, courage, and devotion to duty save the lives of many men.
General Orders No. 9, W.D., 1923
Home Town: Frankfort, OH

*SMITH, WILLARD L.
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
9th Infantry Regiment, 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 12, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Willard L. Smith, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Remenauville, France, September 12, 1918. Lieutenant Smith was killed while gallantly assisting in maintaining liaison between the troops advancing on the open ground to the west of Bois du Four and those in the woods. It was due to Lieutenant Smith's fearless example while leading his men, that the line was held intact at this point.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Worcester, MA

*SMITH, WILLIAM F.
Private, U.S. Army
Company B, 111th Infantry Regiment, 28th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: August 10, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to William F. Smith, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Fismette, France, August 10, 1918. When the attack of his company was held up by fire from a hostile strong point, Private Smith, with two other men, voluntarily cut their way through enemy wire entanglements under heavy fire, reached their objective, and engaged the enemy in hand-to-hand combat. During the latter action six of the enemy were killed and the attacking line was enabled to advance to the new position. Private Smith was mortally wounded, his heroic action costing him his life.
General Orders No. No. 49, W.D., 1922
Home Town: Chester, PA

SMITH, WILLIAM K.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company D, 2d Machine-Gun Battalion, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 18, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to William K. Smith, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Croix Le Perre, France, July 18, 1918. After his platoon commander had become a causality and all the machine-guns of his section had been put out of action by shell fire, Sergeant Smith collected the few remaining men of his section, armed them with rifles and pistols and voluntarily led them against an enemy machine-gun nest, which was checking the advance of the battalion. Despite intense machine-gun and shell fire, he made a flank attack on the nest and reduced it, killing or capturing 12 of the enemy. His marked courage and quick initiative enabled the battalion to resume its advance.
General Orders 98, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Hubbard, TX

SMITH, WILLIAM OLIVER
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
318th Machine-Gun Battalion, 81st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 9 - 10, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to William Oliver Smith, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action north of Haudiomont, France, November 9 - 10, 1918. Lieutenant Smith courageously led his machine-gun platoon in an attack on the afternoon of November 9, and later assisted in organizing a position for defense. On November 10, the enemy launched a strong counterattack and the Infantry withdrew under cover of the machine-gun fire. Later, when attacked by greatly superior numbers, Lieutenant Smith defended his position an hour. Although wounded three times, he persisted in his resistance, holding his position until his ammunition was exhausted, when he was taken prisoner by the enemy.
General Orders No. 60, W.D., 1920
Home Town: Raleigh, NC

SMITH, WILLIAMSON ALFRED
Private, U.S. Army
Company E, 118th Infantry Regiment, 30th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 17, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Williamson Alfred Smith, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action east of the La Selle River, France, October 17, 1918. Having become separated from his company in a fog, Private Smith, an automatic rifle gunner, attached himself to a company in the attacking wave and continued in the advance. Working his way through heavy machine-gun and shellfire he put his automatic rifle into action, poured an enfilading fire on the enemy and aided materially in breaking the hostile resistance at a critical time.
General Orders 98, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Stanfield, NC

SMITHHISLER, PAUL A.
Sergeant First Class, U.S. Army
Headquarters Detachment, 112th Engineers, 37th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 2, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Paul A. Smithhisler, Sergeant First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Heuvel, Belgium, November 2, 1918. Under cover of darkness Sergeant First class Smithhisler swam the Scheldt River at a point where it was covered by hostile machine-guns and reconnoitered a road for a distance of 500 meters, returning with valuable information.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Cleveland, OH

SMOTHERMAN, HORACE
Private, U.S. Army
Company F, 131st Infantry Regiment, 33d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 26, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Horace Smotherman, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Gercourt, France, September 26, 1918. Advancing, on his own initiative, under heavy artillery, snipers’, and machine-gun fire, Private Smotherman threw a grenade into a snipers' post, fire from which had held up our advance. His grenade killed the snipers and allowed a renewal of the advance which proved successful.
General Orders 71, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Chicago, IL

*SMYTH, ROY M.
Major, U.S. Army
4th Infantry Regiment, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 23, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Roy M. Smyth, Major, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Les Franquettes Farm, France, July 23, 1918. After part of his battalion had already entered an open field before Les Franzuettes Farm, enemy machine-guns suddenly opened fire from several points and at the same time hidden mines in the field were exploded. Major Smyth constantly exposed himself to great personal danger while getting his men into the best available cover and reorganizing his position.
General Orders No. 32, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Reno, NV

SNEEDEN, SILAS V.
Private, U.S. Army
Company C, 115th Machine-Gun Battalion, 30th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: August 23, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Silas V. Sneeden, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Ypres, Belgium, August 23, 1918. Upon learning that his platoon commander and several comrades had been wounded by heavy shell fire, Private Sneeden voluntarily left his dugout and went to their assistance, helping to carry them 500 yards to the dressing station across an open field heavily bombarded with gas and high-explosive shells.
General Orders No. 35, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Sea Gate, NC

SNIDER, JAMES J.
Private, U.S. Army
Machine-Gun Company, 132d Infantry Regiment, 33d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 10, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to James J. Snider, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action in the Bois-de-Foret, France, October 10, 1918. After six runners had been killed or wounded in attempts to get through heavy shellfire with an important message from the regimental commander of the 39th Infantry to the regimental commander of the 59th Infantry, Private Snider, with Private Sidney Holzeman, responded to a call for volunteers and succeeded in delivering the message. While engaged on this mission Private Snider was badly gassed.
General Orders No. 44, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Chicago, IL

SNOW, WILLIAM A.
Major, U.S. Army
2d Engineers, 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: June 12 - 15, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to William A. Snow, Major, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action in the Belleau Wood, France, June 12 - 15, 1918. In order to consolidate the position of his brigade, Major Snow personally led one company of his battalion through a heavy barrage. After passing through the barrage, he discovered that part of his company had become separated because of the violent fire. He returned through the barrage and, in so dong, was wounded in the neck. After having his wound dressed at the aid station, he refused to go to the rear, but went back and conducted the remainder of the men through the barrage. Despite his wound, he remained on duty for 16 hours until ordered to the rear.
General Orders 87, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Washington, DC

SNOWDEN, SAMUEL
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company H, 125th Infantry Regiment, 32d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 31, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Samuel Snowden, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Cierges, France, July 31, 1918. Exposed to intensive artillery and machine-gun fire, Sergeant Snowden crawled to the crest of a hill and administered first aid to a wounded man, thus saving his life. While doing so, he was wounded in the right leg above the knee, but undaunted, he picked up another more seriously wounded than himself and brought him to a dressing station.
General Orders No. No. 2, W.D., 1931
Home Town: Wyandotte, MI

*SNYDER, ABOIL E.
Private, U.S. Army
Company I, 4th Infantry Regiment, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 26, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Aboil E. Snyder, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Le Channel, France, July 26, 1918. Although shot through the stomach with a machine-gun bullet, Private Snyder continued to the nest relay station and arranged for the safe delivery of his message. He died a few minutes later.
General Orders No. 32, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Alburtis, PA

SNYDER, CLAYTON EVANS
Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army
9th Machine-Gun Battalion, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 13, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Clayton Evans Snyder, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Cunel, France, October 13, 1918. Although wounded by machine- gun fire, Lieutenant Snyder refused to be evacuated, and, going out into "No Man's Land," located several enemy machine-guns, which were endangering his platoon, and directed the fire of his men with such accuracy that the guns were silenced.
General Orders No. 26, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Malta, MT

SNYDER, MILTON A.
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
157th Field Artillery, 82d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 3, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Milton A. Snyder, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Buzancy, France, November 3, 1918. In the face of terrific enemy artillery and machine-gun fire Lieutenant Snyder, accompanied by another officer, voluntarily made his way forward and beyond the advanced Infantry lines for a distance of several hundred yards. Upon reaching the advanced Infantry lines they separated, but first made plans so that the information obtained might be carried back by either officer. After a very thorough reconnaissance they located the enemy positions and strong points which were holding up our lines and communicated the information to the nearest artillery which concentrated fire upon the critical points and silenced the enemy resistance, thereby permitting the Infantry to resume the advance.
General Orders No. No. 16, W.D., 1929
Home Town: Philadelphia, PA

SNYDER, WILLIS P.
Private, U.S. Army
Company D, 150th Machine-Gun Battalion, 42d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 15, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Willis P. Snyder, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action east of Reims, France, July 15, 1918. While manning a machine gun against the enemy, and after all his comrades had either been killed or wounded, Private Snyder remained at his post and, in the hand-to-hand fight which ensued, forced the enemy to retire, and, although wounded he attempted to carry back his wounded comrades. His supreme courage and devotion to duty were an inspiration to all associated with him.
General Orders No. No. 128, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Reading, PA

*SOCHA, RUDOLPH
Private, U.S. Army
Battery D, 119th Field Artillery, 32d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 29, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Rudolph Socha, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Montfaucon, France, September 29, 1918. Having been severely wounded in the knee, Private Socha refused to be evacuated, but immediately returned from the dressing station to his battery position, where he assisted in caring for other wounded men until he was again wounded; inspiring his comrades by his undiminishing courage and cheerfulness in the face of danger.
General Orders 66, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Detroit, MI

SOLINSKI, WACTAW
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company K, 26th Infantry Regiment, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 18, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Wactaw Solinski, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Soissons, France, July 18, 1918. Sergeant (then Corporal) Solinski, although seriously wounded in the thigh by an aerial bomb, took command of his platoon after the death of his commander and gallantly led it forward until he fell unconscious.
General Orders No. No. 3, W.D., 1921
Home Town: New York, NY

SOLOMON, ISADORE
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company C, 317th Infantry Regiment, 80th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 4, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Isadore Solomon, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Sommauthe, France, November 4, 1918. When a friendly airplane had dropped a message in front of our line Sergeant Solomon, disregarding personal safety, exposed himself to heavy machine-gun fire in order to go out and recover the message. The information thus obtained was of vital importance for the successful continuance of the advance.
General Orders No. No. 11, W.D., 1921
Home Town: Chicago, IL

SOMERVELL, BREHON B.
Lieutenant Colonel (Corps of Engineers), U.S. Army
89th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 5 - 6, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Brehon B. Somervell, Lieutenant Colonel (Corps of Engineers), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Pouilly, France, November 5 - 6, 1918. Voluntarily serving on the staff of the 89th Division, Lieutenant Colonel Somervell conducted the first engineering reconnaissance of the damaged bridges at Pouilly, advancing more than 500 meters beyond the American outposts, crossing three branches of the Meuse River, and successfully reconnoitering the enemy.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Little Rock, AR

SOMES, RUSSELL V.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company I, 125th Infantry Regiment, 32d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 31, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Russell V. Somes, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Cierges, France, July 31, 1918. Sergeant Somes advanced in front of his lines on the right of Hill No. 212, under heavy machine-gun fire, and rescued three wounded soldiers. Later he went out into an advanced machine-gun position where three men had already been killed and rescued the only survivor, who had been blinded by shell fire and could not help himself.
General Orders No. No. 124, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Sault Ste. Marie, MI

SOMNITZ, CARL G.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company F, 131st Infantry Regiment, 33d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: August 9, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Carl G. Somnitz, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Chipilly Ridge, France, August 9, 1918. When all the runners of his platoon had failed to establish liaison with the platoon on the left Corporal Somnitz succeeded in getting through with a message. On his return trip he was twice wounded, but dragged himself along the ground and delivered his message before lapsing into unconsciousness.
General Orders No. No. 128, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Chicago, IL

SONSTELIE, CARL J.
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
3d Brigade, Tank Corps, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 26, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Carl J. Sonstelie, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Montfaucon, France, September 26, 1918. First Lieutenant Sonstelie displayed bravery and leadership of a high order in the advance toward Montfaucon by going out ahead of the engineers, reconnoitering a tank route under fire, and urging the tanks forward. He located the resistance in the Bois-de-Cuisy in advance later rallying disorganized soldiers and enabling them to hold the Bois-de-Cuisy.
General Orders No. 128, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Kalispell, MT

SORENSEN, SOREN C.
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
28th Infantry Regiment, 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: May 28, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Soren C. Sorensen, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Cantigny, France, May 28, 1918. When the officers of his unit were killed or wounded, and although he himself had been wounded early in the attack and suffered intensely, First Lieutenant Sorenson took command, refused to leave his post, and, by heroic courage and resolution in resisting counterattacks, contributed in great measure to the successful defense of his sector.
General Orders No. 99, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Grand Island, NE

SORENSON, JOHN H.
Private, U.S. Army
Machine-Gun Company, 364th Infantry Regiment, 91st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 4, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to John H. Sorenson, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Eclisfontaine, France, October 4, 1918. Private Sorenson volunteered and remained with a wounded comrade in a gun position when his division was relieved. He gave all the aid possible and then went some 500 meters through heavy shell and machine-gun fire for further medical assistance and returned with it to his companion.
General Orders No. 46, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Minot, ND

SORROW, LOUIS
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company B, 307th Field Signal Battalion, 82d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 13 - 21, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Louis Sorrow, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Fleville, France, October 13 - 21, 1918. After being on duty continuously for 36 hours, on October 13, 1918, Corporal Sorrow volunteered to repair telephone lines which had been cut by shell fire. Under extremely heavy bombardment he worked all night repairing breaks in lines and thereby making possible constant communication with one of the advanced regiments. On October 21, 1918, after one of his helpers had been killed and the other wounded by heavy shell fire, he continued on alone and repaired the telephone lines, displaying unusual bravery and devotion to duty.
General Orders No. No. 147, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Bronx, NY

SOUCY, FRED G .
Private, U.S. Army
Company E, 16th Infantry Regiment, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 18, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Fred G . Soucy, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action south of Soissons, France, July 18, 1918. When his platoon was held up by a machine-gun Private Soucy, with two other privates who were killed before reaching the emplacement, charged the gun, killed the crew of five Germans, and captured their gun.
General Orders No. 15, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Lewiston, ME

SOULES, JAMES A.
Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army
16th Infantry Regiment, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 6 - 7, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to James A. Soules, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Sedan, France, November 6 - 7, 1918. Accompanied by another soldier of his platoon, Lieutenant Soules entered the town of Noyers-Pout-Maugis, which was held by the enemy, against murderous machine-gun fire. He routed the gunners, killing one, thereby saving his company from a harassing flanking fire.
General Orders No. 44, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Dickinson, ND

SOUTHARD, WILLIAM E.
Major, U.S. Army
103d Infantry Regiment, 26th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 18, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to William E. Southard, Major, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Torcy, France, July 18, 1918. Immediately after an enemy barrage was laid down on his assaulting line, Major Southard pushed forward through the halting ranks and, calling on his men to follow, advanced at double time to the storming of Torcy, attaining his objective. He then organized the defense of the town, supervising the work under hazardous artillery, machine-gun, and sniper fire. During the attack, Major Southard's forces suffered heavily from casualties, yet he resolutely held his position for two days, after which he was wounded while leading in assault upon the heights beyond Belleau.
General Orders No. 44, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Bangor, ME

SPADAFORA, GUISEPPE
Private, U.S. Army
Headquarters Company, 315th Infantry Regiment, 79th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 29, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Guiseppe Spadafora, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Montfaucon, France, September 29, 1918. Private Spadafora was helping to remove a great many wounded men from a dressing station to a place of comparative safety, when a heavy enemy bombardment began. He forced four German prisoners to assist him and repeatedly entered the heavily shelled area, bringing out wounded men.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Philadelphia, PA

*SPAFFORD, JAMES H.
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
2d Engineers, 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 9, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to James H. Spafford, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at St. Etienne, France, October 9, 1918. Seeing a combat patrol suddenly fired upon by an enemy machine-gun nest and hard pressed, Lieutenant Spafford went to its relief, courageously leading an attack on the machine nest. Although wounded in the arm during the attack, he continued in the action of the attack until he received a second wound, which caused his death.
General Orders No. 20, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Baltimore, MD

SPAIN, GARLAND
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company E, 322d Infantry Regiment, 81st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 9, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Garland Spain, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Moranville, France, November 9, 1918. Leading his squad against six enemy machine- guns, during which time he was twice hit by the exacting fire there from, Corporal Spain drove the enemy from the stronghold, making possible the further advance of his company.
General Orders No. 32, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Rocky Mount, NC

SPAMPANATO, ANIELLO
Private, U.S. Army
Company L, 357th Infantry Regiment, 90th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 25/1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Aniello Spampanato, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Montfaucon, France, October 25, 1918. Private Spampanato was on a patrol with three other soldiers, when they were fired upon by a hostile machine-gun 50 yards in advance of the line. After several hand grenades had been thrown at the machine-gun nest one of the crew was seen crawling away. Private Spampanato killed this man with his rifle and then rushed the nest alone, capturing the gun and three surviving members of the crew, two others having been killed by hand grenades.
General Orders No. No. 32, W.D., 1910
Home Town: Marseilles, IL

*SPANGLER, LEWIS G.
Private, U.S. Army
Company K, 7th Infantry Regiment, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 15, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Lewis G. Spangler, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Fossoy, France, July 15, 1918. During the intense shelling by the enemy just prior to their offensive of July 15, Private Spangler volunteered and carried a message through the heavy fire and returned with an answer.
General Orders No. 44, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Lometa, TX

SPATARO, DOMINICO
Private, U.S. Army
Company K, 311th Infantry Regiment, 78th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 25 - 26, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Dominico Spataro, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Grand Pre, France, October 25 - 26, 1918. Private Spataro, with hand grenades, broke up an enemy machine-gun nest and took four prisoners without assistance. He voluntarily acted as stretcher bearer for a period of 26 hours, performing valiant services, until severely wounded.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Oswego, NY

*SPAUTZ, MATTHEW
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company A, 168th Infantry Regiment, 42d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 30, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Matthew Spautz, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near the Ourcq River, northeast of Chateau-Thierry, France. During the advance of July 30, 1918, while in command of his platoon, Sergeant Spautz showed extraordinary heroism, leading his men on in the advance, having three times been knocked down by enemy shells. After having been wounded by machine-gun fire, he still continued to advance. He was finally killed while doing his utmost to advance.
General Orders No. 102, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Dubuque, IA

SPEARS, GEORGE W.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company L, 117th Infantry Regiment, 30th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 7, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to George W. Spears, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Poncheaux, France, October 7, 1918. When part of the line had been halted by heavy fire from three machine-gun nests, Corporal Spears and Private Thomas G. Cagle, armed only with rifles and bayonets, rushed the nearest hostile position, and, of the crew of sis, killed three and put the remainder to flight. Being unable to advance on two other guns because of their heavy fire, these two soldiers then opened fire with their rifles and forced the reminder of the crew of approximately 12 to abandon the position after two of their number had been killed and two wounded.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Lenoir City, TN

SPEER, CHARLES EDWARD
Captain, U.S. Army
9th Infantry Regiment, 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 18, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Charles Edward Speer, Captain, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Vierzy, France, July 18, 1918. While commanding the 1st Battalion, 9th Infantry, which was held up in crossing a deep ravine by a heavy rifle and machine-gun fire, Captain Speer, with utter disregard for his own safety, although previously wounded while capturing an enemy battery, made a reconnaissance along the front line under heavy rifle, machine- gun, and shellfire to the left flank, where he led his men to the attack, gained the ridge across the ravine, and made possible the advance of the entire line by enfilading the enemy's position. After gaining the assigned objective, he encouraged and reorganized his command, which had heavy losses, and made a personal reconnaissance under heavy fire in preparation for a further advance. While leading his battalion in the second attack he was severely wounded. Being unable to walk as a result of his wound, he ordered his men to push forward and remained alone as his men, inspired by his example, drove the enemy from their positions and continued to advance.
General Orders No. 9, W.D., 1923
Home Town: Baltimore, MD

SPEERS, THOMAS G.
First Lieutenant (Chaplain), U.S. Army
102d Infantry Regiment, 26th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 26, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Thomas G. Speers, First Lieutenant (Chaplain), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Marcheville, France, September 26, 1918. Chaplain Speers accompanied the advance elements, which were constantly under terrific artillery and machine-gun fire during the action. He was continually aiding and cheering the wounded, and particularly distinguished himself by carrying a wounded officer to a dressing station through heavy artillery and machine-gun barrage.
General Orders No. 138, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Montclair, NJ

SPENCER, EDWARD L.
Second 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 Edward L. Spencer, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action north of Ardeuil, France, September 30, 1918. Having been wounded in the leg by machine-gun fire, Lieutenant Spencer nevertheless continued to remain with his platoon, leading it successfully through an intense barrage of machine-gun and artillery fire to its objective. He remained on duty with his command, until two days later, when his regimental commander ordered him to the rear.
General Orders No. 46, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Lenoir, NC

SPENCER, ERIC W.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Machine-Gun Company, 106th Infantry Regiment, 27th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 17, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Eric W. Spencer, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near St. Souplet, France, October 17, 1918. During the fording of the La Selle River and the heights beyond, Sergeant Spencer advanced against a nest of enemy snipers under heavy machine-gun and shell fire, and by his courage and bravery succeeded in killing four of the enemy.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: New York, NY

SPENCER, GILBERT A.
First Sergeant, 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 Gilbert A. Spencer, First Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Soissons, France, July 18, 1918. After being severely wounded and ordered to the rear by his commanding officer, Sergeant Spencer gathered together about 15 men who were retreating, took them back to the line and turned them over to the commanding officer of his company.
General Orders No. 46, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Ionia, MI

SPENCER, JOHN D.
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
Company B, 127th Infantry Regiment, 32d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: August 4, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to John D. Spencer, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Fismes, France, August 4, 1918. While leading his company in the attack against Fismes First Lieutenant Spencer was knocked down and severely wounded by machine-gun fire. Without regard to his wounds he regained his feet and continued to lead his command until again severely wounded.
General Orders No. No. 124, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Oshkosh, WI

SPENCER, LORILLARD
Major, U.S. Army
369th Infantry Regiment, 93d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 26, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Lorillard Spencer, Major, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action in the Champagne Sector, France, September 26, 1918. Commanding a battalion which was in action for the first time, Major Spencer inspired his men by his own coolness and courage under intense machine-gun fire. He continually exposed himself without regard for personal safety until he was wounded six times.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: New York, NY

SPENCER, WILLIAM M.
Second Lieutenant, 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 William M. Spencer, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Villers-sur-Fere, France, on July 28, 1918. Second Lieutenant Spencer led his platoon in an attack which stormed and took the strongly prepared enemy positions on the heights north of the River Ourcq. He maintained the position thus gained under a fire that lasted for seven hours. During this entire time he continually circulated among his men, cheering them, and giving the wounded first aid. In order to reach and administer aid to his wounded captain, he passed without cover into an area which was under extremely heavy machine-gun fire and was himself wounded.
General Orders No. 99, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Erie, PA

SPENCLEY, GEORGE H.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company A, 8th Machine-Gun Battalion, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 15, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to George H. Spencley, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Cunel, France, October 15, 1918. Although painfully wounded in the back by a piece of enemy shell and tagged for evacuation to the hospital, Corporal Spencley refused to be evacuated, but returned to his gun during two enemy counterattacks, during which he stopped by his fire an enemy attack which had reached within 40 yards of his position.
General Orders No. No. 27, W.D., 1920
Home Town: Lovering, MI

SPESSARD, RUTHERFORD H.
Major, U.S. Army
58th Infantry Regiment, 4th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: August 6 & October 2, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Rutherford H. Spessard, Major, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Ville-Savoye, France, August 6, and near Bois-de-Fays, France, October 2, 1918. During the crossing of the Vesle River Major Rutherford H. Spessard (then captain), when his battalion commander was killed, immediately assumed command of the battalion without orders and led them across the Vesle River against strongly fortified enemy positions, displaying absolute disregard for his personal danger. On October 2, in the vicinity of the Bois-de-Fays, Major Spessard exposed himself to intense enemy artillery and machine- gun fire while making observations and directing the movement of his men. He established his battalion headquarters a short distance to the rear of his lines in a position continually subjected to severe enemy artillery fire.
General Orders 98, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Newcastle, VA

*SPICKERMAN, RAYMOND H.
Corporal, 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 Raymond H. Spickerman, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Ronssoy, France, September 29, 1918. Corporal Spickerman and his machine-gunner pushed forward to a blind trench, which was partially surrounded by machine-gunners and snipers, under terrific machine-gun and trench-mortar fire and through a heavy smoke screen. He barricaded a sap at the most dangerous position, only a few yards from the enemy machine-guns, and, after killing four of the enemy with a rifle, was mortally wounded but continued to hold his position until he died.
General Orders No. 50, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Bloomville, NY

*SPINNEY, GEORGE F.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company C, 101st Infantry Regiment, 26th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 27, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to George F. Spinney, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action north of Verdun, France, October 27, 1918. While advancing with the first wave Corporal Spinney, with another soldier, attacked a machine-gun nest and killed two of the crew. While attempting to capture the remainder of the crew this gallant officer was himself killed.
General Orders No. 21, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Faneuil, MA

SPITZNAGEL, CHARLES
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company C, 15th Machine-Gun Battalion, 5th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 21, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Charles Spitznagel, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action in the Bois-de-Rappes, France, October 21, 1918. Corporal Spitznagel displayed utter disregard for his personal safety in the attack on the Rappe, when his gunner was severely wounded and his leader killed. He then fired the gun himself, until he was seriously wounded, when he refused to be evacuated, but remained with his crew, encouraging them and directing their fire until relieved two hours later.
General Orders No. 35, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Cincinnati, OH

SPIVEY, FRED F.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company B, 6th Infantry Regiment, 5th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 14 - 18, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Fred F. Spivey, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Romagne, France, October 14 - 18, 1918. Sergeant Spivey set a splendid example to his men while in command of a platoon under severe machine-gun fire, personally capturing two machine-guns.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Lexington, KY

SPRAGUE, ALMON E.
Private, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 355th Infantry Regiment, 89th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 4, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Almon E. Sprague, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Tailly, France, November 4, 1918. Under heavy artillery and machine-gun fire, Private Sprague exposed himself fearlessly on the battlefield, to give first aid to the wounded, showing marked personal valor. When his bandages were expended, he obtained a fresh supply and, under the continuous fire of a sniper, went to the assistance of 20 wounded men, bound up their wounds, and saw that the more serious cases were first carried from the field.
General Orders 87, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Platte, SD

SPRAGUE, CHANDLER
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
Company K, 115th Infantry Regiment, 29th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: August 31, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Chandler Sprague, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Balschwiller, Alsace, August 31, 1918. Upon returning from a raid which he led against enemy trenches, Lieutenant Sprague found one of his men was missing. Accompanied by one man, he promptly and voluntarily returned through artillery, machine-gun, and rifle fire, found the missing man, who had been wounded and carried him back to the American lines.
General Orders No. No. 100, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Baltimore, MD

*SPRINGER, FRANK
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 Frank Springer, 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 Springer volunteered and rescued wounded comrades from a barrage. Disregarding danger to himself, he continued the performance of these heroic deeds until killed.
General Orders No. No. 124, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Aurora, IL

SPRINGS, WILLIAM H.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company E, 16th Infantry Regiment, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 18, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to William H. Springs, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action south of Soissons, France, July 18, 1918. After his platoon commander had been wounded Sergeant Springs took command, reorganized, and led the platoon forward through heavy fire to all its objectives, in which attack he was severely wounded. He also rendered gallant service before Montdidier and St. Mihiel, during both of which operations he was wounded.
General Orders No. No. 35, W.D., 1920
Home Town: Madison County, NC

SPROUSE, ROBERT
First Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company A, 30th Infantry Regiment, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 15 - 16, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Robert Sprouse, First Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Crezancy, France, July 15 - 16, 1918. Throughout the engagement, Sergeant Sprouse encouraged his men by his gallant conduct. After the company was ordered to withdraw, Sergeant Sprouse voluntarily returned to the position his company had held and, throughout the night of July 15 - 16, assisted in evacuating the wounded.
General Orders No. 32, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Clinton, MO

SRYGLEY, ELA M.
First Lieutenant (Medical Corps), U.S. Army
4th Machine-Gun Battalion (Attached), 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 8 - 9, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Ela M. Srygley, First Lieutenant (Medical Corps), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Medeah Ferme, France, October 8 - 9, 1918. When a platoon was being heavily gassed and under intense artillery and machine-gun fire, Lieutenant Srygley voluntarily left the shelter of his dressing station, proceeded to the line, and rendered invaluable aid to the wounded. On October 9, Lieutenant Srygley again left the shelter of his dressing station and under intense fire, voluntarily went to the assistance of the wounded of the 141st Infantry.
General Orders No. 21, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Nashville, TN

ST. GEORGE, EMERY
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 Emery St. George, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Crezancy, France, July 15, 1918. On duty as assistant regimental signal officer, Lieutenant St. George continually exposed himself during the terrific enemy bombardment preceding the attack of July 15 repairing wires and endeavoring to keep the lines in operation.
General Orders No. 46, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Plymouth, MA

*ST. GEORGE, RAYMOND
Private, U.S. Army
Company G, 101st Infantry Regiment, 26th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 2, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Raymond St. George, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Bois-de-Warville, France, October 2, 1918. In the performance of his duties as scout, Private St. George displayed unusual courage in locating and charging machine- gun nests. After being mortally wounded, he insisted that those who stopped to aid him continue their advance to capture nests.
General Orders 89, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Worcester, MA

ST. JAMES, LEONARD
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Company I, 125th Infantry Regiment, 32d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 9, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Leonard St. James, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Romagne, France, October 9, 1918. Private St. James repeatedly crossed an open area 500 meters wide under intense machine-gun fire in carrying messages to battalion headquarters. On one of his trips he came upon a wounded soldier, whom he took to the aid station, after administering first aid to him.
General Orders 64, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Bay City, MI

STACKPOLE, EDWARD J., JR.
Captain, U.S. Army
110th Infantry Regiment, 28th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: August 24, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Edward J. Stackpole, Jr., Captain, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Baslieux, France, August 24, 1918. Directed to advance to a new position, Captain Stackpole led his men forward with great gallantry although painfully wounded in the back and leg by shell fragments, he remained on duty with his men, inspiring them by his courage and coolness to hold a difficult position against repeated attacks by the enemy in force for a period of 24 hours.
General Orders 71, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Harrisburg, PA

STADIE, HERMAN EDWARD
Captain, U.S. Army
306th Infantry Regiment, 77th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: August 20, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Herman Edward Stadie, Captain, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Feme-des-Dames, west of Fismes, France, August 20, 1918. While the vicinity of the regimental command post where he was stationed was under heavy bombardment, Captain Stadie, without thought of personal danger, voluntarily ran outside, through shrapnel and high-explosive shells, and rescued a wounded runner.
General Orders No. 99, W.D., 1918
Home Town: New York, NY

*STAEHELI, OTTO
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
7th Infantry Regiment, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 12, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Otto Staeheli, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action north of Cunel, France, October 12, 1918. Lieutenant Staeheli personally led a platoon in the attack of Hill 258. He rushed 25 yards ahead of his platoon and single-handed captured three of the enemy. His platoon, inspired by his deeds, succeeded in forcing 63 others to surrender.
General Orders No. No. 24, W.D., 1920
Home Town: Chicago, IL

STAFFORD, CHARLES
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company D, 166th Infantry Regiment, 42d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 12, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Charles Stafford, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action in the St. Mihiel offensive, September 12, 1918. Personally reconnoitering an enemy position, Sergeant Stafford encountered and captured single handed six of the enemy.
General Orders No. 21, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Marion, OH

STAFFORD, THOMAS J.
Private, U.S. Army
Company L, 127th Infantry Regiment, 32d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 1, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Thomas J. Stafford, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Juvigny, France, September 1, 1918. Locating an enemy machine-gun nest, Private Stafford, upon his own initiative, organized a patrol and led it in an attack on the hostile position, thereby facilitating the advance of the company.
General Orders 98, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Rhinelander, WI

STAINS, TRACY R.
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 Tracy R. Stains, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Berzy-le- Sec, France, July 18, 1918. After being severely wounded at the beginning of the engagement, Second Lieutenant Stains continued to lead his command forward until he had taken positions assigned to him. He declined medical assistance and did not retire to an aid station until he had seen to the disposition and security of his men.
General Orders No. 99, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Chicago, IL

*STAINTON, MARVIN E.
Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army
28th Infantry Regiment, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 9, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Marvin E. Stainton, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Verdun, France, October 9, 1918. While his battalion was being held up by heavy machine-gun fire Second Lieutenant Stainton voluntarily led a small detachment of his platoon forward. He advanced far into enemy territory and succeeded in capturing seven machine-gun nests and 47 prisoners, continuing with his mission until he was killed.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Laurel, MS

STALCUP, JAMES
Private, U.S. Army
Company C, 114th Machine-Gun Battalion, 30th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 17, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to James Stalcup, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near La Haie, France, October 17, 1918. During the attack of the enemy position, Private Stalcup, although wounded in the shoulder by a shell fragment, continued to go forward with his section for seven hours until severely wounded by a trench-mortar shell. Due to his second wound, he lost his left arm. The courage and fortitude displayed by Private Stalcup enabled his section to reach its objective with all its guns.
General Orders No. No. 39, W.D., 1920
Home Town: Hartsville, TN

STAMBAUGH, ISABELLE
Reserve Nurse, U.S. Army
Base Hospital No. 10, Nurse Corps
Date of Action: March 21, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Isabelle Stambaugh, Reserve Nurse, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action in front of Amiens, France, March 21, 1918, while with a surgical team at a British Casualty Clearing Station during the big German drive of March 21, 1918, in front of Amiens, France. Nurse Stambaugh was seriously wounded by shell fire from German aeroplanes.
General Orders 70, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Philadelphia, PA

STANFIELD, LAWRENCE
Color Sergeant, U.S. Army
Headquarters Company, 120th Infantry Regiment, 30th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 28, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Lawrence Stanfield, Color Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Bellicourt, France, September 28, 1918. Sergeant Stanfield, attached to the regimental intelligence service, was severely gassed but after receiving first-aid treatment he insisted on returning to duty. Gassed a second time and relieved for a short period, he personally made a search for wounded men, and, finding a large number, went to the aid station and brought stretcher bearers. He continued this work until he was blinded by the effects of the gas.
General Orders No. No. 133, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Durham, NC

STANKUNOS, BENJAMIN G.
Private, U.S. Army
Company B, 310th Machine-Gun Battalion, 79th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 5, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Benjamin G. Stankunos, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Verdun, France, November 5, 1918. With two other soldiers, Private Stankunos voluntarily left a place of safety, went forward 40 meters under machine-gun fire in plain view of the enemy, and rescued another soldier, who had been blinded by a machine-gun bullet and was helplessly staggering about.
General Orders No. 44, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Shamokin, PA

STANSBERRY, LANE E.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company M, 168th Infantry Regiment, 42d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 12, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Lane E. Stansberry, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Flirey, France, September 12, 1918. Sergeant Stansberry, single-handed, captured a machine-gun post with 20 prisoners. In the face of heavy machine-gun fire he later took a pair of pliers from a wire cutter who had been killed, cut a path through the wire, and led his platoon forward in the attack. The extraordinary heroism displayed by Sergeant Stansbery was a great inspiration to the members of his organization.
General Orders No. No. 22, W.D., 1929
Home Town: Fairfield, IA

STANTON, CHARLES, JR.
Corporal, 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 Charles Stanton, Jr., Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near St. Souplet, France, October 15, 1918. Accompanied by an officer and three other soldiers, Corporal Stanton made a reconnaissance of the River La Selle, the journey being made under constant and 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: Elmira, NY

STAPLETON, GORDON C.
Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army
6th Infantry Regiment, 5th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 6, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Gordon C. Stapleton, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Vilosnes, France, November 6, 1918. Entering Vilosnes with a patrol, Lieutenant Stapleton encountered heavy enemy machine-gun fire. He attacked and killed four Germans, took four prisoners and forced those remaining to take shelter in a trench. Although greatly outnumbered he held his position, while the French crossed the River Meuse and took many prisoners.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Ennis, TX

STAPLETON, WILLIAM A.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company I, 28th Infantry Regiment, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 19, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to William A. Stapleton, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Soissons, France, July 19, 1918. With the aid of two men Corporal Stapleton charged and captured a German machine-gun.
General Orders No. No. 117, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Rush, KY

STARK, ALEXANDER N., JR.
Major, U.S. Army
61st Infantry Regiment, 5th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 7, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Alexander N. Stark, Jr., Major, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Cote St. Germaine, France, November 7, 1918. His battalion being stopped by machine-gun fire in the attack of November 7, 1918, Major Stark personally led it in a renewed attack and thus succeeded in gaining the Cote St. Germain. Major Stark personally captured a machine-gun and 13 prisoners, his personal example of fearlessness encouraging his men to advance against odds.
General Orders No. 46, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Fortress Monroe, VA

STARKEY, JOSEPH W.
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
9th Infantry Regiment, 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 8, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Joseph W. Starkey, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Medeah Ferme, France, October 8, 1918. Wounded, but regardless of danger to himself, Lieutenant Starkey led his men through heavy machine-gun and artillery fire in an attack overwhelmingly successful, in which he received a second wound.
General Orders No. 21, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Chattanooga, TN

STARLINGS, PAUL N.
Captain, 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 Paul N. Starlings, Captain, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Berzy-le-Sec, France, July 21, 1918. In spite of the fact that returning wounded men informed that it was impossible to take Bezy-le-Sec, Captain Starlings led his company forward with courage and determination under steady fire, and thereby gave invaluable aid in the assault in which he knew his command was the last reserve.
General Orders No. No. 132, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Annapolis, MD

STARR, CHARLIE L.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company I, 38th Infantry Regiment, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 9, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Charlie L. Starr, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Romagne, France, October 9, 1918. During the attack on Hill 253 Sergeant Starr was wounded in the arm by a machine-gun bullet. Disregarding his wound, he continued to lead his platoon through heavy machine-gun and artillery fire, until he was wounded a second time.
General Orders No. No. 35, W.D., 1920
Home Town: Lamoille, IL

*STATHAM, GEORGE B.
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Machine-Gun Battalion, 9th Infantry Regiment, 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 4, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to George B. Statham, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Tuilerie Farm, France, November 4, 1918. Although he was the only remaining member of his gun crew, Private Statham courageously operated his gun until he had put one enemy machine-gun nest out of action. He continued with his heroic work until he was killed.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Cordele, GA

STAVROULAKIS, EMMANUEL
(First Award)
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company C, 16th Infantry Regiment, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 18, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Emmanuel Stavroulakis, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action south of Soissons, France, July 18, 1918. After its leader had been killed, Corporal Stavroulakis took command of a patrol and led it in an attack on a machine-gun position and captured the crew.
General Orders No. No. 35, W.D., 1920
Home Town: Estherville, IA
Other Award: Distinguished Service Cross w/OLC (WWI)

STAVROULAKIS, EMMANUEL
(Second Award)
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company C, 16th Infantry Regiment, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 19, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Emmanuel Stavroulakis, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action south of Soissons, France, July 19, 1918. After two others had been killed in the attempt, Corporal Stavroulakis carried an important message through heavy fire to battalion headquarters. Upon his return he led a patrol in attack on an enemy machine-gun position. Although wounded in both legs, he continued in the attack until the enemy machine gun was captured.
General Orders No. No. 35, W.D., 1920
Home Town: Estherville, IA
Other Award: Distinguished Service Cross (WWI)

STAVRUM, EDWIN R.
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
23d Infantry Regiment, 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: June 6, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Edwin R. Stavrum, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action west of Chateau-Thierry, France, June 6, 1918. Lieutenant Stavrum was severely wounded in the left shoulder during the first phase of the attack. In spite of his wound he conducted his platoon to its objective and exposed himself to heavy fire in order to organize his position for defense.
General Orders No. No. 27, W.D., 1920
Home Town: La Crosse, WI

STEARNS, DAVID W.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company C, 4th Engineers, 4th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: August 6, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to David W. Stearns, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near St. Thibaut, France, August 6, 1918. Corporal Stearns was a member of a platoon ordered to precede the infantry, to construct footbridges across the Vesle River. Enemy sniper, machine-gun, and artillery fire was so intense that four attempts of his platoon failed. Acting upon his own initiative, Corporal Stearns made his way along the river in the face of the deadly fire, and, for one hour, reconnoitered the enemy's positions, reporting back to his commanding officer with information of the greatest value.
General Orders No. 46, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Portland, OR

STEEDE, WALTER J.
Private, U.S. Army
Company E, 168th Infantry Regiment, 42d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 26 - August 2, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Walter J. Steede, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action in the Forest De Fere, near Nesles, northeast of Chateau-Thierry, France, July 26 to August 2, 1918. Private Steede distinguished himself during the advance of his regiment in the Forest De Fere, by his voluntary, authorized and untiring efforts in carrying in the wounded, both by day and by night, under the most severe and dangerous circumstances, and especially when the town of Sergy was under heavy bombardment, July 29 - 31, 1918.
General Orders No. No. 102, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Grand Rapids, MI

STEELE, FRANK S.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company C, 167th Infantry Regiment, 42d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 26, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Frank S. Steele, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Beuvardes, France, July 26, 1918. Corporal Steele, although severely wounded in the right shoulder, continued to lead his squad forward through heavy machine-gun fire. Later with a few others he took up a position in a sunken road and repulsed an enemy counterattack. His devotion to duty was an excellent example to the entire command.
General Orders No. No. 53, W.D., 1920
Home Town: Abernat, AL

STEELE, WALTER P.
Corporal, 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 Walter P. Steele, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Soissons, France, July 18, 1918. Corporal Steele advanced alone upon an enemy machine-gun nest, shot three of the crew, and continued his efforts to silence the guns until he was wounded.
General Orders No. 15, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Roseclare, IL

*STEGAR, BERNARD A.
Private, U.S. Army
Company F, 107th Infantry Regiment, 27th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 18, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Bernard A. Stegar, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near St. Thibaut, France, October, 18, 1918. When a comrade was severely wounded by machine- gun fire, Private Stegar went to his rescue, crossing open spaces subjected to intense fire by the enemy. He was wounded as he advanced, but he continued forward and reached the side of his wounded comrade, when he was again hit by a machine-gun bullet and instantly killed.
General Orders 71, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Marlin, TX

STEIMEL, WILLIAM J.
Private, U.S. Army
Company D, 2d Engineers, 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: June 12, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to William J. Steimel, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Bois-de-Belleau, France, June 12, 1918. Although wounded in several places by an enemy hand grenade, Private Steimel refused to go to the rear until his mission was completed. After receiving first aid, he again returned to the front line, although the entire line was at that time being subjected to a severe shelling.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Debow, AR

STEIN, FRED C.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company F, 125th Infantry Regiment, 32d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 9, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Fred C. Stein, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Romagne, France, October 9, 1918. Corporal Stein charged and captured a strong enemy machine- gun neat and immediately turned the gun on the enemy. He was twice wounded while changing the position of the gun, but continued to operate it under heavy shell and machine-gun fire until he received a third wound in the arm, which made it impossible for him to further operate the gun.
General Orders No. 44, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Atlanta, MI

STEINER, GEORGE C.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
1st Battalion, 9th Infantry Regiment, 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 3, 1919
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to George C. Steiner, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Blanc Mont Ridge, France, October 3, 1918. Sergeant Steiner, severely wounded on the battle line with his company, remained on duty until the objective was gained and the position consolidated.
General Orders No. 21, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Cleveland, OH

STEINER, JOHN JEFFERSON FLOWERS
Major, U.S. Army
1st Battalion, 2d Engineers, 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 9, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to John Jefferson Flowers Steiner, Major, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Medeah Ferme, France, October 9, 1918. In command of his battalion in the front line, Major Steiner personally conducted a reconnaissance. Exposed to enemy fire, he obtained valuable information after other patrols had failed. An attack was then organized, in which two machine-guns were captured and a dangerous salient eliminated.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Montgomery, AL

STEINHILBER, CLOYD W.
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
354th Infantry Regiment, 89th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 1 - 2, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Cloyd W. Steinhilber, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Barricourt, France, November 1 - 2, 1918. When his company commander was seriously wounded First Lieutenant Steinhilber took an automatic rifle from a dead soldier and held off the enemy for two hours, defending the wounded officer until assistance could be obtained. Next day, while in command of his company, he was himself wounded, losing an eye and puncturing the nose, but continued to urge his men forward, inspiring them by his example under heavy machine-gun fire.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Highland Park, MI

STEININGER, ROY H.
Private, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, Company C, 9th Infantry Regiment, 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 4, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Roy H. Steininger, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Medeah Ferme, France, October 4, 1918. After several men of his company had been wounded, Private Steininger repeatedly left cover, exposing himself in an open field to enemy machine-gun fire, in order to bring in wounded and administer first aid.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Chester, PA

STEINKRAUS, HERMAN W.
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
127th Infantry Regiment, 32d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 15, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Herman W. Steinkraus, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near the Bois-de-Bantheville, France, October 15, 1918. Continuing in command of his company, after he had been instructed to go to the rear for treatment for an infected leg, Lieutenant Steinkraus skillfully extricated his company with few casualties, when it became suddenly exposed to intense machine-gun fire from both flanks. Reinforcing his command with stragglers he organized a strong right flank guard by utilizing captured German machine-guns and succeeded in maintaining his position.
General Orders 66, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Cleveland, OH

STEMBRIDGE, ROGER W.
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
21st Machine-Gun Battalion, 7th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 31 - November 1, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Roger W. Stembridge, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Vieville-en-Haye, France, October 31, 1918 to November 1, 1918. Although wounded by a shell fragment and suffering from the effects of an anti-tetanic serum, Lieutenant Stembridge continued to lead his platoon through the night of October 31 and the offensive operation of November 1, under heavy enemy shell fire, encouraging his men by his gallant conduct.
General Orders No. 35, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Milledgeville, GA

STEPHENS, JOSEPH W. G.
Captain, U.S. Army
Company E, 26th Infantry Regiment, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 19, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Joseph W. G. Stephens, Captain, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Soissons, France, July 19, 1918. When necessity arose for a company to advance to an important position in the fighting near Soissons, Captain Stephens led his command through a heavy shelled area with conspicuous bravery, reached his objective and directed his men to a successful attack until so seriously wounded as to necessitate his evacuation.
General Orders No. No. 132, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Wicomico Church, VA

STEPHENSON, CARLTON
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company B, 120th Infantry Regiment, 30th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 18, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Carlton Stephenson, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Catillon, France, October 18, 1918. Severely wounded, Corporal Stephenson remained with his automatic rifle section in an exposed position, covering the withdrawal of his company. Although almost surrounded, he inflicted severe losses on the enemy and held this position throughout the day.
General Orders No. 35, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Clayton, NC

STEPHENSON, CHARLES F.
Corporal, 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 Charles F. Stephenson, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Bellicourt, France, September 29, 1918. As Corporal Stephenson and his squad were engaged in planking over a shell hole, they were fired on from the side. Locating the course of the fire by the flash, he attacked the enemy position with his rifle, killing one German, taking two prisoners, and clearing the adjacent shell holes. His quick initiative and bravery saved the lives of his men and prevented an interruption of their work.
General Orders 98, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Rocky Mount, NC

STERN, HENRY R.
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
311th Infantry Regiment, 78th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 20, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Henry R. Stern, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Vieville-en- Haye, France, September 20, 1918. During an enemy attack on the position held by his platoon, after being severely wounded in the leg by a machine-gun bullet, Lieutenant Stern remained in a position subjected to heavy machine-gun fire, and refused to accept aid until after the attack had been repulsed. His deed greatly encouraged his men.
General Orders No. No. 2, W.D., 1920
Home Town: New York, NY

*STEVENS, HARRY A.
Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army
5th Machine-Gun Battalion, 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 3, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Harry A. Stevens, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Somme-Py, France, October 3, 1918. While leading his platoon in attack, Lieutenant Stevens fell mortally wounded but refused to be taken to the dressing station until he had directed the advance of his platoon and assured himself that it would not be checked.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Brooklyn, NY

STEVENS, LEVI
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
125th Infantry Regiment, 32d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 9, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Levi Stevens, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Romagne, France, October 9, 1918. Commanding a small detachment, First Lieutenant Stevens charged and captured a strong enemy machine-gun nest, his personal activity and courage aiding greatly in the success of the exploit. Although wounded and under heavy fire, he organized a position from which his detachment could effectively turn the captured gun on the enemy.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Alpena, MI

STEVENS, MATT
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company E, 125th Infantry Regiment, 32d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 31 - August 8, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Matt Stevens, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action throughout the advance across the River Ourcq and to Fismes, France, on the south bank of the Vesle River, July 31 to August 8, 1918. Corporal Stevens, then a private was a runner for his company and was engaged day and night in carrying messages throughout machine-gun and artillery fire. He did his work without fear or hesitation, thereby keeping constant liaison with higher authority. During times not so occupied he administered aid to the wounded, crawling to stricken comrades at imminent risk of his own life, through areas swept by machine-gun fire. Through disregard of danger he was the means of saving many wounded men.
General Orders No. No. 117, W.D., 1918
Home Town: St. Johns, MI

*STEVENSON, ALFRED
Sergeant, 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 Alfred Stevenson, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Fismette, France, August 10, 1918. Sergeant Stevenson and another soldier voluntarily went through heavy machine-gun fire to carry an important message to an advanced unit. Attracted by the cries of a wounded soldier while they were returning they went to his assistance and, in doing so, Sergeant Stevenson was mortally wounded.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Chester, PA

*STEVENSON, JENS L.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company F, 319th Infantry Regiment, 80th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 6, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Jens L. Stevenson, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Bois-des- Ogons, France, October 6. 1918. Corporal Stevenson voluntarily left shelter and crawled in the open under heavy machine-gun fire to the aid of a wounded soldier. While trying to dress the latter's injuries, Corporal Stevenson was killed by a machine-gun bullet.
General Orders No. No. 2, W.D., 1926
Home Town: Pittsburgh, PA

STEVENSON, MAURICE S.
Second Lieutenant, 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 Maurice S. Stevenson, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Exermont, France, October 9, 1918. Lieutenant Stevenson displayed splendid devotion to duty by twice passing through a terrific artillery and machine-gun barrage in order to transmit important orders from his brigade commander to the assaulting battalion, and while in the performance of such duty was seriously wounded, but refused to be evacuated before he had made his report.
General Orders No. No. 128, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Kansas City, MO

*STEWART, ALPHEUS E.
Private, U.S. Army
Company G, 107th Infantry Regiment, 27th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 29, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Alpheus E. Stewart, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action east of Ronssoy, France, September 29, 1918. Private Stewart, having been wounded in the head, advanced with fearless disregard for his own personal safety against an enemy machine-gun nest and succeeded in putting it out of action by bombing the gunners. He was killed immediately thereafter by enemy machine-gun fire.
General Orders No. 16, W.D., 1919
Home Town: San Antonio, TX

STEWART, BERT L.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company M, 9th Infantry Regiment, 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 3, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Bert L. Stewart, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Medeah Ferme, France, October 3, 1918. After his officer had been wounded by shell fire, Corporal Stewart, suffering from seven wounds about the knee from the same shell, took command of his platoon, led it in the assault to the objective, and established it in line.
General Orders No. 21, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Idaville, IN

STEWART, CLARENCE L.
Private, U.S. Army
Company B, 7th Machine-Gun Battalion, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: May 31 - June 4, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Clarence L. Stewart, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Chateau-Thierry, France, May 31, to June 4, 1918. As a motorcycle rider Private Stewart worked steadily for 24 hours without rest. He was struck by shrapnel, which wounded him in the neck, back, and in both legs, but he continued on duty in spite of these injuries.
General Orders No. 15, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Verona, PA

STEWART, DAVID B., JR.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company D, 28th Infantry Regiment, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 5, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to David B. Stewart, Jr., Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action on Hill 240, near Exermont, France, October 5, 1918. Corporal Stewart exposed himself to heavy fire to advance 100 yards in advance of his company in order to locate enemy machine- gun positions. Coming suddenly upon an enemy machine-gun nest, he forced twelve of the enemy to surrender and then continued his reconnaissance.
General Orders No. 60, W.D., 1920
Home Town: Rochester, NY

*STEWART, GEORGE L.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company I, 4th Infantry Regiment, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 14 - 15, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to George L. Stewart, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Nesles, France, July 14 - 15, 1918. After he had seen several of his comrades fall in the attempt to accomplish the mission, Sergeant Stewart volunteered to carry an important message through a heavy shell and gas bombardment.
General Orders No. 32, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Bluefield, WV

*STEWART, KIRBY P.
Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army
328th Infantry Regiment, 82d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 8, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Kirby P. Stewart, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Chatel-Chehery, France, October 8, 1918. Leading his platoon in an attack through an open valley, which was swept by enemy machine-gun fire from both flanks, Second Lieutenant Stewart displayed marked heroism in continuing in command of his men after being himself severely wounded, inspiring them by his courage till he fell mortally wounded by a second machine-gun bullet.
General Orders 71, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Bradentown, FL

STEWART, MALLEY
Private, U.S. Army
Headquarters Company, 371st Infantry Regiment, 93d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 29, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Malley Stewart, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Bussy Farm, France, September 29, 1918. Although severely wounded, Private Stewart continued to carry telephone material forward through a heavy barrage for several hours, until overcome by loss of blood and weakness.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Columbia, SC

STEWART, WARREN C.
Private, U.S. Army
Sanitary Detachment, 115th Infantry Regiment, 29th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 10, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Warren C. Stewart, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Verdun, France, October 10, 1918. In the Bois-de-Montague, east of the Meuse, Private Stewart voluntarily and at the risk of his life, walked through an opening under direct machine-gun fire to administer first aid to the wounded in an advanced post. During the entire offensive his conduct was instrumental in maintaining the morale of the troops, to which he was attached.
General Orders No. 27, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Baltimore, MD

STICKLES, HARVEY
Private, U.S. Army
Headquarters Company, 166th Infantry Regiment, 42d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 29 - 30, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Harvey Stickles, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action northeast of Chateau-Thierry, France, July 29 - 30, 1918. Several times during the night of July 29, 1918, and three times during the afternoon of July 30, 1918, Private Stickles left the shelter of battalion headquarters and went out into an intense bombardment to repair telephone lines connecting battalion and regimental command posts. He had several narrow escapes and was once thrown to the ground by the burst of an exploding shell, yet he continued to perform his important work after others had failed.
General Orders No. No. 108, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Akron, OH

*STIFENELL, LUCH
Private, U.S. Army
Battery C, 107th Field Artillery, 28th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 31, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Luch Stifenell, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Peterghem, Belgium, October 31, 1918. Mortally wounded, yet realizing the need of every effective at the piece to continue its operation, Private Stifenell refused help from his comrades, and while lying on the ground, cheered the members of the gun crew and urged them to maintain their fire, until he was removed to a dressing station by a stretcher bearer.
General Orders 74, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Norristown, PA

STIFF, WILLIAM C.
Captain (Medical Corps), U.S. Army
7th Infantry (Attached), 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 14 - 15, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to William C. Stiff, Captain (Medical Corps), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Fossoy, France, July 14 - 15, 1918. The observation post of his regiment having been destroyed by enemy shellfire and a number of men wounded, Captain Stiff volunteered to go to the aid of the wounded men if a guide were furnished. The offer was declined as it was thought to be too hazardous an undertaking, the entire zone being swept by intense enemy machine-gun and artillery fire. Captain Stiff insisted upon making the attempt, and in company with Corporal Blankenship of the Headquarters Company, started on his mission despite the protests of officers and men acquainted with the terrain. Under terrific enemy fire they made their way to the outpost position, found the wounded men whose wounds they dressed, and led the disabled men to places of shelter.
General Orders No. No. 15, W.D., 1923
Home Town: Plymouth, PA

STILLWELL, FRANK
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Battery A, 6th Field Artillery, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 4, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Frank Stillwell, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Fleville, France, October 4, 1918. When his section of a platoon had been caught in an enemy barrage and all cannoneers of the platoon had been either killed or wounded, Sergeant Stillwell made repeated trips into the shelled area to remove the wounded. He assumed command of the platoon after the commanding officer had been evacuated and skillfully performed the duties involved therein.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Kansas City, KS

*STINE, RALPH W.
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
132d Infantry Regiment, 33d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 26, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Ralph W. Stine, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Forges, France, September 26, 1918. During the progress of the attack, Lieutenant Stine led a squad which wiped out six machine-gun nests and put the crews of five others to flight. At the last nest he met stubborn resistance and was instantly killed by a sniper while advancing upon it at close range.
General Orders No. 44, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Paxton, IL

STINER, WILLIAM J.
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Company F, 38th Infantry Regiment, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 15 & October 9, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to William J. Stiner, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Moulins, France, July 15, 1918, and near Romagne, France, October 9, 1918. During the enemy offensive of July 15, Private Stiner exposed himself to intense artillery and machine-gun fire while guiding the support platoons of his company to the front line. On October 9, during the Meuse-Argonne offensive, with four others, he led an attack on an enemy trench and succeeded in capturing 39 prisoners and 8 machine guns.
General Orders No. No. 19, W.D., 1920
Home Town: New York, NY

STINSON, JAMES K.
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Company C, 101st Field Signal Battalion, 26th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 26, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to James K. Stinson, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Marcheville, France, September 26, 1918. Private First Class Stinson showed exceptional coolness and courage in voluntarily laying and repairing telephone lines under a violent bombardment. Later, when all other wires had been cut, he succeeded in tapping in on lines and putting through a call for a barrage.
General Orders No. 21, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Newark, NJ

STIRLING, THOMAS
Corporal, U.S. Army
Machine-Gun Company, 354th Infantry Regiment, 89th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 1, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Thomas Stirling, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Remonville. France, November 1, 1918. Corporal Stirling was directing the fire of his machine-gun crew at close range from a shell hole in an open field, when their gun became disabled; thereupon he and two other soldiers advanced with pistols upon the enemy machine-gun nest, at which they had been firing, and captured it with three guns and nine prisoners. Putting one of the captured guns into immediate action against the enemy, they enabled the Infantry to advance with a minimum of casualties.
General Orders 95, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Denver, CO

*STOCKTON, FRANK R.
Private, U.S. Army
Company E, 167th Infantry Regiment, 42d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 14, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Frank R. Stockton, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Lamusard Farm, near Landres-et-St. Georges, France, October 14, 1918. Private Stockton, while acting as litter bearer, went through deadly artillery and machine-gun fire to the aid of some wounded soldiers, disregarding warnings as to the danger in so doing. After administering first aid to one of the wounded, he carried him toward our lines, and had almost reached a place of safety when he was killed by machine-gun fire, having given proof of the highest devotion to duty, courage, and self-sacrifice.
General Orders No. No. 130, W.D., 1918
Home Town: New Decaur, AL

STOKER, ALEXANDER
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company A, 6th Infantry Regiment, 5th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 5, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Alexander Stoker, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Bois- de-Chatillon, France. November 5, 1918. Accompanied by another soldier, Sergeant Stoker advanced against an enemy machine-gun unit which was holding up the advance of his platoon and the company on his left, He completed the capture of the position, killing three of the enemy and routing the remaining part of the unit, thereby enabling his platoon to advance to their objective.
General Orders No. 44, W.D., 1919
Home Town: LaFayette, GA

STOLL, CHARLES T.
Corporal, 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 Charles T. Stoll, Corporal, 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, Corporal Stoll, with three companions, advanced far ahead of the front line to attack an enemy position located in a large farmhouse. By skillful maneuvering in the broad daylight they covered all entrances to the house and forced the surrender of the entire force of the enemy, numbering 36 men and two officers. During the exploit they killed two Germans who attempted to take cover in the cellar.
General Orders No. 46, W.D., 1919
Home Town: New York, NY

STONE, ALEXANDER H.
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
116th Infantry Regiment, 29th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 8, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Alexander H. Stone, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Brabrant, France, October 8, 1918. Lieutenant Stone personally led his men in attack on machine-gun nests, destroying several of them and capturing many prisoners and several guns. He repeatedly refused to go to the rear with a badly sprained ankle, though ordered to do so by a surgeon.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Fredericksburg, VA

STONE, BARNARD
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Company B, 138th Infantry Regiment, 35th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 26, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Barnard Stone, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Cheppy, France, September 26, 1918. In the face of machine-gun fire Private Stone entered an enemy dugout alone, killed one German and captured six prisoners and two machine guns. Though he was twice wounded he remained on duty until the last day of the drive. After his wound was dressed, he left the hospital to join his company.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: St. Louis, MO

STONE, EDWARD R.
Colonel, U.S. Army
23d Infantry Regiment, 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 3 - 10, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Edward R. Stone, Colonel, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Medeah Ferme, France, October 3 - 10, 1918. Throughout the heavy righting near Medeah Farm Colonel Stone was at all times in the most exposed position, going over the top with his regiment four times in seven days, after all his battalion commanders had been killed, He repeatedly refused to go to a place of safety during the most severe bombardments, even after being seriously gassed.
General Orders No. 44, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Spencer, MA

STONE, ELLSWORTH A.
Second 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 Ellsworth A. Stone, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near St. Juvin, France, October 11, 1918. Leading his platoon under withering machine- gun fire, Lieutenant Stone, although wounded admirably led his men on until ordered to withdraw. He personally supervised the evacuation of the wounded, and, in taking a new position, he was again wounded. Scarcely able to stand, he remained in the action until ordered to the rear by his company commander.
General Orders 81, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Woodhaven, Long Island, NY

STONE, JAMES E.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
314th Ambulance Company, 304th Sanitary Train, 79th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 29 - October 1, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to James E. Stone, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Nantillois, France, September 29 to October 1, 1918. While on duty at the ambulance dressing station Sergeant Stone heard the report that there were several wounded men on a wooded hill exposed to enemy machine-gun fire. He volunteered and brought the wounded men in, which necessitated several trips under heavy fire. On many more occasions during the fighting around Montfaucon he exposed himself to the enemy fire in rescuing the wounded.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Owensboro, KY

STONE, OTIS L.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company K, 104th Infantry Regiment, 26th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 23, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Otis L. Stone, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Epieds, France, July 23, 1918. Assisted by two comrades, Corporal Stone rushed out in the face of direct annihilating machine-gun fire and brought in a wounded comrade who was lying 25 yards in front of his lines.
General Orders 81, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Stoneham, MA

STONECIPHER, MANIPHE
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company M, 28th Infantry Regiment, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: May 28 - 30, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Maniphe Stonecipher, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Cantigny, France, May 28 - 30, 1918. Sergeant Stonecipher showed remarkable coolness and disregard of danger under heavy bombardment. While directing the consolidation of a new position, a driving fire caused many casualties in his command, but by his example of fortitude he inspired confidence in his men and refused to withdraw to the second line, even when his ammunition was nearly exhausted.
General Orders No. 99, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Iuka, IL

STONEY, BRUCE
Private, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 371st Infantry Regiment, 93d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 29, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Bruce Stoney, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Ardeuil, France, September 29, 1918. With three other soldiers, Private Stoney crawled 200 yards ahead of our lines under violent machine-gun fire and rescued an officer who was lying mortally wounded in a shell hole.
General Orders No. 46, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Denmark, SC

*STORM, GEORGE P.
Battalion Sergeant Major, U.S. Army
Headquarters Company, 16th Infantry Regiment, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 4, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to George P. Storm, Battalion Sergeant Major, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Baulny, France, October 4, 1918. Sergeant Major Storm volunteered and carried a message through violent artillery and machine-gun fire. He then assisted in caring for the wounded and sending them to the rear with prisoners. Later, when his battalion had made an advance, Sergeant Major Storm, after finishing his duties at the old P. C. advanced through violent fire to his new station, where he was killed by shell fire while assisting in the consolidation.
General Orders No. 32, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Catassauqua, PA

STORRIE, ROBERT S.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company E, 325th Infantry Regiment, 82d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 4, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Robert S. Storrie, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Eply, France, September 4, 1918. Under heavy fire from machine-guns, and although seriously wounded, Corporal Storrie continued to advance within the enemy's lines. By words of encouragement he urged his men to follow. By his brave leadership an enemy outpost defended by two machine-guns and six riflemen was captured.
General Orders No. 20, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Brooklyn, NY

STOUT, ALBERT H.
Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army
132d Infantry Regiment, 33d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 12, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Albert H. Stout, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action in Bois-de- Foret, France, October 12, 1918. After the battalion objective had been reached at the north edge of Bois-de-Foret, Lieutenant Stout's platoon which was in the front wave, was attacked from the rear by the enemy, who had penetrated the line to the left. Lieutenant Stout . quickly changed his position and led his men in a hand-to-hand fight. The hostile force, consisting of 40 men armed with six machine-guns, was killed or captured, Lieutenant Stout himself killing three Germans and capturing one machine- gun.
General Orders No. 59, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Cairo, IL

STOUT, LOUIS A.
Captain, U.S. Army
165th Infantry Regiment, 42d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 7, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Louis A. Stout, Captain, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Noyers, France, November 7, 1918. After the ammunition supply had been exhausted Captain Stout displayed exceptional gallantry and leadership in leading this company and one platoon of another in a bayonet charge up hill 346, capturing this strong point, together with six machine-guns and 23 prisoners.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Kansas City, MO

*STOWELL, EARLE B.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company C, 104th Infantry Regiment, 26th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 12, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Earle B. Stowell, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near St. Remy, France, September 12, 1918. When his platoon was held up by machine- guns Corporal Stowell volunteered with two others and charged an enemy machinegun nest, capturing two guns, 1 trench mortar, and 12 prisoners.
General Orders No. 27, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Worcester, MA

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

STRAIN, JAMES F.
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
Company B, 363d Infantry Regiment, 91st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 27, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to James F. Strain, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Very, France, September 27, 1918. Although severely wounded himself, Lieutenant Strain crawled through heavy fire to the side of his commanding officer, and taking the latter on his back brought him to safety. He then took command of the company, and, except for a visit to the first-aid station, remained throughout the entire operation.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Pittsburg, KS

STRANGE, GEORGE F.
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Company L, 117th Infantry Regiment, 30th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 7, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to George F. Strange, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Poncheaux, France, October 7, 1918. Private Strange and 20 other soldiers, the remnants of two platoons, were isolated in a railroad cut under heavy enemy fire, when 75 of the enemy started a counterattack on their position. Possessing the only automatic rifle in the group, Private Strange fearlessly opened fire on the enemy from an exposed position until his automatic rifle jammed and his left arm was paralyzed by a wound. He succeeded in clearing the jam, however; and immediately resumed firing, despite his left arm being disabled, driving off the enemy and breaking up the counterattack through his exceptional fortitude and determination. Shortly afterward, he was again wounded by a bursting shell.
General Orders 81, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Adams, TN

STRAUB, ROBERT A.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company F, 306th Infantry Regiment, 77th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: August 14, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Robet A, Straub, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Bazoches, France, August 14, 1918. Corporal Straub voluntarily joined a daylight patrol seeking information as to the strength and positions of the enemy which was attacked about 100 yards beyond its own lines by an enemy hostile post of seven men. The enemy was immediately attacked from the rear, several of the men killed and the survivors scattered. A moment later another enemy post was attacked and in hand-to-hand fighting Corporal Straub killed one of the enemy and was himself badly wounded. Although unable to walk and under heavy fire from near-by enemy posts, Corporal Straub dragged himself to our lines and gave valuable information as to the disposition of the enemy forces.
General Orders No. No. 16, W.D., 1923
Home Town: New York, NY

STRAWBRIDGE, GEORGE
Private, U.S. Army
Company B, 2d Machine-Gun Battalion, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 5, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to George Strawbridge, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Fleville, France, October 5, 1918. Private Strawbridge administered first aid to a wounded comrade under heavy machine-gun and artillery fire, and although wounded himself, he refused evacuation, remaining on duty with the company during the entire action.
General Orders No. 23, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Flaxton, ND

STREB, THOMAS F.
Private, U.S. Army
Company H, 115th Infantry Regiment, 29th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 17, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Thomas F. Streb, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Verdun, France, October 17, 1918. In the Bois-de-Consenvoye east of the Meuse, Private Streb operated his automatic rifle on a post enfiladed by direct machine-gun fire during a desperate counterattack by the enemy until the rifle was damaged by the enemy's fire and he himself was wounded. He remained on post continuing to defend same with an ordinary rifle. He was later gassed and refused to go to the hospital until ordered by his company commander.
General Orders No. 27, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Baltimore, MD

STRICKLAND, ALBERT B.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company H, 23d Infantry Regiment, 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 18, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Albert B. Strickland, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Vierzy, France, July 18, 1918. While leading his platoon in attack, Sergeant Strickland was painfully wounded in the leg; disregarding his wound, he continued to lead his platoon forward again until very severely wounded by a shell fragment.
General Orders No. No. 24, W.D., 1920
Home Town: Loper, AL

STRICKLAND, CURTIS MIMS
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company M, 118th Infantry Regiment, 30th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 8, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Curtis Mims Strickland, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Brancourt, France, October 8, 1918. Crawling several hundred feet under deadly rifle and machine-gun fire, Corporal Strickland, with another soldier, flanked a shell hole, wherein a number of the enemy were hiding. In this heroic exploit he either killed or captured 14 of the enemy, as well as taking a machine-gun.
General Orders No. 50, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Colleton, SC

STRIPLING, WALTER B.
Corporal, 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 Walter B. Stripling, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Nonsard, France, September 12, 1918. The whole line being held up by heavy fire from an enemy strong point, Corporal Stripling, with marked initiative, led his squad, despite strong resistance, skillfully flanked and captured his objective, together with 30 prisoners, without the loss of a man.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Oliver Springs, TN

STROBEL, HENRY A.
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 Henry A. Strobel, 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 Strobel assisted his company commander in clean out of enemy dugouts along the canal and capturing 242 prisoners.
General Orders No. 32, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Tell City, IN

STROM, EDWARD B.
Captain, U.S. Army
126th Infantry Regiment, 32d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 14, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Edward B. Strom, Captain, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Cote Dame Marie, west of Romagne, France, October 14, 1918. When the troops on the left of the attacking line were held up by intense enemy machine-gun fire from Cote Dame Marie, Captain Strom volunteered to go forward with a squad of men to clean out the enemy machine- gun nests. With utter disregard for his own personal danger Captain Strom heroically advanced with about six men who were armed with rifles and hand grenades, and succeeded in either killing or capturing about twelve of the enemy and completely silencing the machine guns, which permitted the battalion to continue the advance and resulted in the saving of the lives of many of his comrades.
General Orders No. No. 22, W.D., 1929
Home Town: Grand Rapids, MI

STROMAN, HENRY H.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company K, 364th Infantry Regiment, 91st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 28, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Henry H. Stroman, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Eclisfontaine, near Bois-de-Baulny, France, September 28, 1918. Responding to a call for volunteers, Sergeant Stroman, with five others, advanced 400 yards beyond their front to bring in wounded comrades. They succeeded in rescuing seven of their men, also in bringing in the dead body of a lieutenant, while exposed to terrific machine-gun fire.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Tallahassee, FL

STROTHER, GREENE W.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company G, 11th Infantry Regiment, 5th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 12, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Greene W. Strother, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Vieville, France, September 12, 1918. Although on duty with the regimental chaplain, Corporal Strother requested and was granted permission to accompany the first wave. Aided by a fellow soldier, he successfully accomplished the capture of 14 prisoners and their machine guns.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Mitchell, LA

STROTHER, HAROLD C.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company L, 362d Infantry Regiment, 91st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 31, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Harold C. Strother, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Steenbrugge, Belgium, October 31, 1918. Advancing under heavy machine-gun fire, with the aid of two other soldiers, Corporal Strother silenced the fire of a strongly fortified machine-gun position which was causing severe losses in his ranks. His action made possible the further advance not only of his own platoon but also the company on his left.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Ripon, CA

*STRUCEL, PETER
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company L, 314th Infantry Regiment, 79th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 26, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Peter Strucel, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Montfaucon, France, September 26, 1918. During an attack and under heavy machine- gun fire Sergeant Strucel showed exceptional courage and devotion to duty by constantly walking up and down the line cheering and encouraging his men. In the performance of this task he was killed.
General Orders No. 27, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Calumet, MI

*STUART, ARTHUR J.
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 Arthur J. Stuart, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action north of Jaulgonne, near Sergy, France, July 31, 1918. Although exposed to artillery, machine- gun, and rifle fire. Corporal Stuart attempted to carry a wounded man from within 100 feet of the German line. He was killed while crawling toward his own lines with his wounded comrade on his back.
General Orders No. No. 116, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Detroit, MI

STUART, GEORGE
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company K, 113th Infantry Regiment, 29th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 10, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to George Stuart, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Ravine- de-la-Reine, north of Samogneux, France, October 10, 1918. Under difficult circumstances Corporal Stuart led his squad to its objective, although they were greatly outnumbered by the enemy. Single-handed, he afterwards killed six of the enemy and captured two machine-guns.
General Orders No. No. 130, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Jersey City, NJ

STUBBS, EDWIN J.
Private, U.S. Army
Company A, 165th Infantry Regiment, 42d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: August 1, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Edwin J. Stubbs, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Meurcy Farm, near Villers-sur-Fere, France, August 1, 1918. After volunteering to proceed in the advancing line as a sniper, by his skill and courage Private Stubbs disposed of two enemy machine gunners who were causing heavy losses to the assaulting battalion. While in this position of extreme danger, he was wounded by an enemy sniper, but held his post in spite of great pain and suffering until relieved. Later, as a result of his wound, his arm was amputated.
General Orders No. No. 4, W.D., 1923
Home Town: New York, NY

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

STUDY, MARION FRANCIS
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Company L, 117th Infantry Regiment, 30th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 17, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Marion Francis Study, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Molain, France, October 17, 1918. With another soldier Private First Class Study volunteered to go out across an open space swept by heavy machine-gun fire, about 150 yards to the front, to rescue two wounded soldiers, whom he helped to bring back to the line.
General Orders 81, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Thurman, IA

STURTEVANT, WALLIS H.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company D, 12th Machine-Gun Battalion, 4th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: August 10, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Wallis H. Sturtevant, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Chery-Chartreuve, France, August 10, 1918. Corporal Sturtevant voluntarily ran through a terrific shell fire into a burning ammunition dump, and rescued a badly wounded and burned comrade. The ammunition was exploded a few seconds after this heroic act was performed.
General Orders No. 59, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Fitchburg, MA

SULLIVAN, DAN W.
Private, U.S. Army
Machine-Gun Company, 23d Infantry Regiment, 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: June 6, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Dan W. Sullivan, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action during a period of five hours and 30 minutes on June 6, 1918, near Chateau-Thierry, France. Private Sullivan carried messages between the commanding officer and platoon leader through constant machine-gun fire, thereby maintaining communication successfully at the imminent risk of his life.
General Orders No. 99, W.D., 1918
Home Town: New Orleans, LA

SULLIVAN, EDWARD J.
Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army
104th Infantry Regiment, 26th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 12, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Edward J. Sullivan, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Les Eparges, France, September 12, 1918. While leading his platoon forward, and finding no gap in the enemy's wire, Lieutenant Sullivan although severely wounded, directed his men in cutting the wire and encouraged their advance, until he fell exhausted from his wounds.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: New York, NY

SULLIVAN, GROVER C.
Private, U.S. Army
Company L, 306th Infantry Regiment, 77th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 5, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Grover C. Sullivan, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at La Besace, France, November 5, 1918. Private Sullivan displayed rare bravery and devotion to duty by remaining on duty after being seriously wounded during a heavy artillery bombardment an giving first-aid treatment to five severely wounded comrades.
General Orders No. 21, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Norwood, NY

SULLIVAN, JAMES
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Company H, 306th Infantry Regiment, 77th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 15, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to James Sullivan, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at St. Juvin, France, October 15, 1918. Private First Class Sullivan fearlessly entered a dugout in which he knew there were Germans hiding, and single-handed captured 20 prisoners.
General Orders No. 20, W.D., 1919
Home Town: New York, NY

*SULLIVAN, JERRY
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company F, 16th Infantry Regiment, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 18, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Jerry Sullivan, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action south of Soissons, France, July 18, 1918. Sergeant Sullivan displayed exceptional courage and initiative by leading his platoon to the attack and capture of a battery of 77-mm. guns. After successful accomplishment of this unusual and heroic duty he was killed in action.
General Orders No. 15, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Barry, VT

SULLIVAN, JOHN L. B.
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Machine-Gun Company, 165th Infantry Regiment, 42d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 29, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to John L. B. Sullivan, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action north of the River Ourcq, July 29, 1918, while advancing against the enemy. No messengers being available, Private Sullivan volunteered to carry messages from the machine-gun company commander to the battalion commander, crossing an open valley swept by machine-gun and shellfire, part of the distance of 200 meters being in water waist deep. This journey accomplished twice within an hour made possible proper liaison between the company and battalion commander.
General Orders No. 9, W.D., 1923
Home Town: New York, NY

SULLIVAN, JOHN M.
Private, U.S. Army
Company H, 28th Infantry Regiment, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 5, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to John M. Sullivan, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near the Meuse River, France, October 5, 1918. On October 5, Private Sullivan twice left his place of shelter and advanced under intense machine-gun fire to the rescue of wounded comrades, bringing them back to a place of safety where they could be cared for.
General Orders No. 44, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Akron, OH

*SULLIVAN, JOHN P. (AKA: JOHN SHANNON)
Private, U.S. Army
Company A, 9th Machine-Gun Battalion, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 23, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to John P. Sullivan, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action under the name John Shannon. (See alias for citation)
Home Town: , Unknown

SULLIVAN, JOSEPH F.
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 101st Infantry Regiment, 26th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 23, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Joseph F. Sullivan, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action during the Aisne-Marne offensive, France, July 23, 1918. During the advance around Chateau-Thierry, Company B of the regiment to which Private Sullivan was attached became surrounded by the enemy. Their losses were extremely heavy and it appeared as though the entire company would be wiped out or captured. After several men had been killed in attempting to get through the enemy lines to obtain assistance, Private Sullivan volunteered to make the attempt and succeeded in getting through and bringing assistance to Company H, thus enabling the company to continue its advance.
General Orders No. 8, W.D., 1934
Home Town: South Boston, MA

SULLIVAN, JOSEPH J.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company M, 362d Infantry Regiment, 91st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 29, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Joseph J. Sullivan, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Gesnes, France, September 29, 1918. Observing that the left flank of the regimental line was unprotected, Corporal Sullivan voluntarily took out a combat patrol and while so doing encountered three machine guns, which were employing effective enfilade fire. Boldly advancing on this position he silenced the guns.
General Orders No. 15, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Jordan, MT

SULLIVAN, RALPH B.
Private, U.S. Army
Battery B, 104th Field Artillery, 27th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 14, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Ralph B. Sullivan, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Montzeville, France, September 14, 1918. When a continuous bombardment had set fire to the camouflage covering of a large ammunition dump of 75-mm. shells and exploded nine of the shells, Private Sullivan utterly disregarding his personal safety left a sheltered position and ran to the dump, and, with the aid of three other men, extinguished the fire, not only saving the ammunition but also preventing the ascertainment of the exact location of the dump by the enemy.
General Orders No. 32, W.D., 1919
Home Town: New York, NY

SULLIVAN, WILLIAM Q.
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
308th Infantry Regiment, 77th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 14, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to William Q. Sullivan, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Chevieres, France, October 14, 1918. After this company commander had been seriously wounded and he himself wounded in the head by a machine-gun bullet, Lieutenant Sullivan continued to lead and encourage his men until wounded the second time. He then continued in command of the company until ordered to be evacuated by his battalion commander.
General Orders No. 35, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Norwood, CO

SUMMERALL, CHARLES P.
Major General, U.S. Army
Commanding General, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 19, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Charles P. Summerall, Major General, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action before Berzy- le-Sec, near Soissons, France, during the Aisne-Marne offensive, July 19, 1918. General Summerall, commanding the 1st Division, visited, with great gallantry and with utter disregard for his own safety, the extreme front lines of his division and personally made a reconnaissance of the position in the face of heavy hostile machine-gun and artillery fire, exhorting his men to renew the attack on Berzy-le-Sec, promising them a powerful artillery support, and so encouraging them by his presence and example that they declared their readiness to take the town for him. Due to his great courage and utter disregard for his own safety, the men of his division were inspired to enormous and heroic efforts, capturing Berzy-le-Sec the next morning under terrific enemy fire, and later in the day the division reached all its objectives.
General Orders No. 9, W.D., 1923
Home Town: Astatula, FL

SUMMERS, ALBERT E.
Private, U.S. Army
Company H, 308th Infantry Regiment, 77th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 6, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Albert E. Summers, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action in the Argonne Forest, France, October 6, 1918. In the face of direct machine-gun fire, Private Summers left cover and went out 100 yards to rescue a wounded soldier. Dragging the wounded man back to his funk hole, he gave him first aid, and then again exposing himself to enemy fire, obtained water for him. He showed utter disregard for personal danger in aiding other wounded men, in addition to performing duties as scout.
General Orders 71, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Auburn, NY

SUMMERTON, RALPH N.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company I, 112th Infantry Regiment, 28th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 6, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Ralph N. Summerton, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Chatel-Chehery, France, October 6, 1918. Sergeant Summerton, having on his body several aggravated wounds from an enemy grenade, and being tagged for evacuation for these, as well as for grippe, when assured that his company was about to attack Chatel-Chehery and that it had lost all its officers, went back to his company and courageously and skillfully led it as the first wave, and while so doing was again wounded.
General Orders No. No. 130, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Tidioute, PA

SUMNER, CHARLES S.
Captain, U.S. Army
372d Infantry Regiment, 93d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 28 - 29, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Charles S. Sumner, Captain, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Bussy Farm and Sechault, France, September 28 - 29, 1918. During the attack on Bussy Farm and Sechault Captain Sumner courageously led his command under the most intense artillery fire and in the face of a fusillade of machine-gun bullets. Although he was suffering from the effects of gas and had been twice knocked down by the explosion of shells, he remained on duty, and, inspired by his example, his men overcame the strong enemy resistance.
General Orders No. 13, W.D., 1919
Home Town: St. Albans, VT

SUNDIN, MILTON C.
Private, U.S. Army
Company L, 353d Infantry Regiment, 89th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 12 - 13, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Milton C. Sundin, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action in the St. Mihiel salient, France, September 12 - 13, 1918. Private Sundin, while advancing through wooded territory with four other men, was surprised by the fire of six machine- guns. Though two of the party were wounded, Private Sundin, with great daring, worked around the flank of the position and succeeded in routing the enemy machine-gunners in time to permit the advance without casualties of two platoons operating near by.
General Orders No. 20, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Denver, CO

*SUPLEE, HOWARD R.
Private, U.S. Army
Company I, 316th Infantry Regiment, 79th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 6, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Howard R. Suplee, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action north of Verdun, France, at Hill 378, Grande Montagne sector, November 6, 1918. The 316th Infantry, depleted in strength and numbers, attacked from the crest of Hill 378, advancing over the exposed northern slope in the face of terrific machine-gun and artillery fire. Halfway down the slope the thin line was held up by a rain of machine-gun fire from the road leading eastwardly through the Bois-de-la-Grande Montagne to Reville. Private Suplee offered to subdue the fire, and while advancing single handed to the accomplishment of his mission received a wound from which he died a short while later.
General Orders No. No. 14, W.D., 1923
Home Town: Philadelphia, PA

SUPLER, JOHN M.
Private, U.S. Army
Company L, 364th Infantry Regiment, 91st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 30, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to John M. Supler, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Waereghem, Belgium, October 30, 1918. Private Supler received a severe shoulder wound the same shell blowing the rifle to pieces in his hand. After receiving treatment he continued with the company, working under terrific pain, until ordered by his sergeant to report to the dressing station.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Brawley, CA

SURDEZ, LOUIS
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company G, 60th Infantry Regiment, 5th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 16, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Louis Surdez, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near St. Mihiel, France, September 16, 1918. Although wounded by shell fire a few minutes before his company took up the advance Sergeant Surdez led his platoon through 17 hours of shell fire, and by his exceptional example during the advance and consolidation of the new positions encouraged his men to their full duty in action.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: St. George, Staten Island, NY

SUSTICK, EMANUEL
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company L, 305th Infantry Regiment, 77th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 4, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Emanuel Sustick, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Bois-de- la Naza, France, October 4, 1918. Sergeant Sustick volunteered to advance through thick brush subjected to a heavy machine-gun fire to a point within a few yards of enemy emplacements in order to observe the effects of our trench mortars on machine-gun nests. He made his observations successfully, though exposed alike to enemy fire and our own barrage.
General Orders No. 59, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Brooklyn, NY

SUTHERLAND, FRANCIS S.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company I, 321st Infantry Regiment, 81st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 9, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Francis S. Sutherland, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action in the St. Die sector, France, October 9, 1918. During a heavy bombardment Corporal Sutherland maintained liaison between his combat group and his company commander, crossing completely unprotected ground under terrific barrage, and supplying his group at the same time with much needed ammunition.
General Orders No. 20, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Ensley, AL

*SUTHERLAND, JAMES
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company E, 305th Infantry Regiment, 77th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 3, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to James Sutherland, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action in the Forest of Argonne, France, October 3, 1918. Displaying exceptional devotion to duty and conspicuous courage, Sergeant Sutherland led his platoon up the steep slope of a ravine, under murderous machine-gun fire in an attack on a series of strong enemy machine-gun nests; and, in so doing was seriously wounded.
General Orders 87, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Chicago, IL

SWABEY, FREDERICK H.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company L., 131st Infantry Regiment, 33d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 10, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Frederick H. Swabey, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Consenvoye, France, October 10, 1918. Voluntarily leaving his shelter, Corporal Swabey led a detachment of two other soldiers 200 yards across an open field swept by shell fire and captured a machine gun which was harassing our front line.
General Orders No. 8, W.D., 1935
Home Town: Chicago, IL

SWAGGERTY, ALLIE
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Headquarters Company, 60th Infantry Regiment, 5th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 12 & November 2, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Allie Swaggerty, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for repeated acts of extraordinary heroism in action at Madeleine Farm, France, October 12, and near Clery- le-Petit, France, October 2, 1918. Being on duty with a platoon which was not to take part in the attack, Sergeant Swaggerty asked for and received permission to go over the top with the attacking companies. When the left flank was held up by several machine-gun nests, Sergeant Swaggerty alone cleaned out one of the nests, in addition to cleaning out many German machine-gunners and snipers. Near Clery-le-Petit on November 2, Sergeant Swaggerty again voluntarily accompanied attacking troops, crawling 300 yards under heavy fire and bringing down three machine-gunners out of trees.
General Orders No. 46, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Byington, TN

SWAIN, JACK R.
Private, U.S. Army
Section No. 647, Ambulance Service, A.E.F.
Date of Action: June 19, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Jack R. Swain, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Beaumont, France, on June 19,1918. Private Swain went to the rescue of wounded men who were exposed to shell fire as a result of an accident to their ambulance. Being able to approach only to within 300 yards of the wrecked car on the road, he took a stretcher and crawled along a ditch to reach them. He then returned and recovered the body of a third man who had been killed in the accident.
General Orders No. 15, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Dallas, TX

SWAN, THOMAS E.
Captain (Chaplain), U.S. Army
125th Infantry Regiment, 32d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 31 - August 6, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Thomas E. Swan, Captain (Chaplain), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action between the Marne and Vesle Rivers, July 31 to August 6, 1918. During the heavy fighting near the Ourcq River Chaplain Swan was in the front lines at all times, under heavy machine-gun and artillery fire throughout the day and night, comforting and aiding the wounded. On one occasion he crossed a field 200 yards wide, under violent shell fire, to minister to two soldiers who had been mortally wounded. In the operations near Mont St. Martin, he continually went back and forth over the crest of a hill during heavy artillery fire to care for the wounded.
General Orders No. No. 124, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Saginaw, MI

SWAN, WYMAN R.
Major, U.S. Army
7th Engineers, 5th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 4 - 6, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Wyman R. Swan, Major, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Brieulles, France, November 4 - 5, 1918. Major Swan demonstrated commendable judgment in locating the site of a pontoon bridge, and personally supervising the construction of the bridge. Although under constant shell fire Major Swan remained in charge for 36 hours, insuring the complete success of the exploit and the crossing of the division east of the Meuse.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Rockport, IN

*SWANGER, IRA V.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company F, 130th Infantry Regiment, 33d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 10, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Ira V. Swanger, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Marcheville, France, November 10, 1918. After showing exceptional bravery and judgment in leading his squad against enemy machine-gun positions, Corporal Swanger was mortally wounded. Realizing that he had no chance of recovery, he refused to permit stretcher bearers to take him to the rear, urging them to care for others whose condition was serious.
General Orders No. 44, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Persia, IA

SWANSON, ADOLPH
Private, U.S. Army
Company I, 357th Infantry Regiment, 90th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 29, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Adolph Swanson, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Les Huit Chemins, France, September 29, 1918. Private Swanson volunteered and accompanied Chaplain Charles D. Priest in going 600 yards beyond the front line and assisted him in carrying to safety a wounded man.
General Orders No. 46, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Grant, IA

*SWANSON, CARL E.
Private, U.S. Army
Company K, 132d Infantry Regiment, 33d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 9 - 12, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Carl E. Swanson, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Breuilles, France, October 9 - 12, 1918. While attempting to rescue a wounded officer who was lying exposed to terrific machine-gun fire, Private Swanson was killed. For four days before his death, in the performance of his duties as stretcher bearer, Private Swanson rendered invaluable service in administering first aid to the wounded and carrying them to places of safety, working at all times under most perilous fire of artillery and machine-guns.
General Orders No. 32, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Grove City, MN

SWANSON, CLAYTON E.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company A, 5th Machine-Gun Battalion, 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 4, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Clayton E. Swanson, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Mont Blanc, France, October 4, 1918. On learning that a member of his squad was in front of the lines in a heavily shelled position, Corporal Swanson obtained permission to make a search, to find that the man was dead.
General Orders No. No. 37, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Jamestown, NY

SWARTS, RALPH E.
First Lieutenant (Medical Corps), U.S. Army
23d Infantry (Attached), 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 3 - 9, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Ralph E. Swarts, First Lieutenant (Medical Corps), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near St. Etienne-a-Arnes, France, October 3 - 9, 1918. During the offensive operations of October 3 - 9, Lieutenant Swarts worked unceasingly in the most advanced stations in the divisional sector dressing the wounded in the open under terrific machine-gun and shell fire. He took cover only when all wounded had been dressed and evacuated.
General Orders No. 35, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Arkansas City, KS

SWEARINGEN, WILLIAM H.
Private, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 315th Infantry Regiment, 79th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 26 - November 10, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to William H. Swearingen, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Cote-de-Morimont, France, October 26 - November 10, 1918. Private Swearingen, hearing a call for help, went from cover to a position 300 yards distant and, in the face of incessant machine-gun and sniping fire, gave first aid to a wounded comrade and remained until dusk, at which time he returned to safety, carrying the man with him.
General Orders No. 46, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Elida, NM

SWEENEY, BERNARD F., JR.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Headquarters Company, 315th Infantry Regiment, 79th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 31, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Bernard F. Sweeney, Jr., Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Brabant, France, October 30, 1918. On the night of October 31, and November 1, Sergeant Sweeney made a dozen trips to repair telephone wire broken by the continuous shelling of the area. Early the next morning he was wounded while still in the performance of his duty.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Philadelphia, PA

*SWEENEY, PATRICK
Private, U.S. Army
Company D, 322d Infantry Regiment, 81st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 9, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Patrick Sweeney, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Abaucourt, France, November 9, 1918. Private Sweeney voluntarily advanced through intense artillery and machine-gun fire into the ruins of Abaucourt to locate an enemy machine-gun nest. He was killed by shell fire after having reached a position in the enemy's trenches.
General Orders No. 32, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Chicago, IL

SWEENEY, THOMAS JOSEPH
First Sergeant, 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 Thomas Joseph Sweeney, First Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Landres-et-St. Georges, France, October 15, 1918. Sergeant Sweeney courageously supervised the carrying of the wounded, his duties exposing him at all times to the continuous fire of the enemy. By his valor and strict devotion to duty, all the wounded were safely evacuated.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: New York, NY

SWENSON, KARL J.
Major, U.S. Army
316th Sanitary Train, 91st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 28 - October 4 & October 30 - November 3, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Karl J. Swenson, Major, U.S. Army, for repeated acts of extraordinary heroism in action near Very, France, September 28 to October 4, 1918. and near Audeuarde, Belgium, October 30 to November 3, 1918. During the drive in the Forest of Argonne Major Swenson established and maintained a dressing station at Very under almost constant aerial raids and severe shell fire. During the operations between the Lys and Scheldt Rivers this officer repeatedly showed utter disregard for his own life, maintaining liaison between his own advanced dressing station and the battalion aid stations and searching for wounded on the battlefield while he was exposed to heavy fire from artillery, machine-guns and snipers.
General Orders No. 3, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Portland, OR

*SWEZEY, LOUIS H.
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Company G, 305th Infantry Regiment, 77th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 3, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Louis H. Swezey, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action in the Bois-de-la Naza, France, October 3, 1918. After his company's line had been almost wiped out by enemy machine-gun fire, Private Swezey displayed the highest courage and initiative in reforming a defensive position and reorganizing the scattered groups of men who remained. In performing this important service he moved up and down the line, under heavy fire from enemy machine-guns and trench mortars, in entire disregard for his own safety. This gallant soldier was killed while on a patrol next day.
General Orders 89, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Patchogue, NY

*SWIFT, FRANK B.
Bugler, U.S. Army
Company D, 131st Infantry Regiment, 33d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: August 11, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Frank B. Swift, Bugler, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Chipilly Ridge, France, August 11, 1918. When his company was in a perilous position, due to lack of ammunition and of water, Bugler Swift volunteered to carry a message requesting aid to battalion headquarters, through a zone swept by heavy artillery fire, after two runners had been killed in the attempt. While carrying the message he was severely wounded but continued on his mission, delivered his message, and died on the way back to the dressing station.
General Orders No. 6, W.D., 1933
Home Town: Forest Park, IL

SWIFT, HARRY
Private, U.S. Army
Company G, 126th Infantry Regiment, 32d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: August 28, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Harry Swift, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Juvigny, France, August 28, 1918. Private Swift twice volunteered and carried messages across open fields swept by machine-gun fire after other runners had been killed on similar missions. Returning from his second mission, he saw his company commander fall wounded. Passing through heavy machine-gun fire, he went to his rescue and administered first aid, being himself severely wounded.
General Orders 71, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Detroit, MI

*SWIFT, JOSEPH
Fist Lieutenant, U.S. Army
362d Infantry Regiment, 91st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 27 & 29, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Joseph Swift, Fist Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Epinonville, France, September 27, 1918, and near Gesnes, France, September 29, 1918. After a machine gun company had in vain attempted for an hour to silence a machine gun which was causing heavy losses to his regiment, Lieutenant Swift, armed only with a pistol, advanced alone upon the enemy position. He killed the crew of four men, saving the lives of many of our men and rendering a more rapid advance possible. In the attack on Gesnes, while making a daring attempt to perform a similar act, Lieutenant Swift was killed by enemy fire.
General Orders No. 59, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Safford, AZ

SWIFT, WALTER E.
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Company B, 14th Machine-Gun Battalion, 5th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 13, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Walter E. Swift, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Cunel, France, October 13, 1918. Private Swift with another runner, received messages to be delivered at two different points near Nantillois. En route his companion was killed and Private Swift was severely wounded by enemy shellfire. In spite of his wound, he delivered both messages before submitting to evacuation for his wounds.
General Orders No. No. 27, W.D., 1920
Home Town: Brentwood, CA

*SWINGLE, GRAY
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company B, 6th Engineers, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action:
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Gray Swingle, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Bois-des-Tailoux, March 28, 1918. The patrol came under hostile machine-gun fire and Sergeant Swingle was mortally wounded. He gave instructions to the patrol to return to their company commander and ordered them to leave him, as the patrol was under fire and would all probably be wiped out. He died March 28, 1918.
General Orders No. 88, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Newark, OH

SYBERT, CLARENCE L.
Private, U.S. Army
Company M, 23d Infantry Regiment, 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 2, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Clarence L. Sybert, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Landres-et-St. Georges, France, November 2, 1918. Although severely wounded, Private Sybert remained in the action during the offensive operations west of the Meuse, and after the sergeant in charge had been removed he took over his duties as commander of the battalion runners, faithfully performing the task despite his pain from his wounds.
General Orders No. 44, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Centralia, WA

SYNOTT, PATRICK
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company F, 108th Infantry Regiment, 27th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 28, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Patrick Synott, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Ronssoy, France, September 28,1918. Corporal Synott displayed exceptional bravery in leaving shelter and going forward under heavy shell and machine-gun fire and bringing back several wounded soldiers.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: New York, NY

SZCZEPANIK, JOSEPH A.
Private, U.S. Army
Company M, 353d Infantry Regiment, 89th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 12 - 13, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Joseph A. Szczepanik, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Limey, France, September 12 - 13, 1918. Private Szczepanik displayed remarkable daring in going out alone and locating the hiding places into which the enemy soldiers had been driven by our barrage. Through his efforts about 150 Germans were captured before they had a chance to come out from cover and man their machine-guns. He was wounded while attempting to enter barracks in which several of the enemy had taken refuge.
General Orders 98, W.D., 1919
Home Town: New York Mills, NY

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