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

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 TABARA, WLADYSLAW
Private, U.S. Army
Company M, 308th Infantry Regiment, 77th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 13, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Wladyslaw Tabara, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Revillon, France, September 13, 1918. With a companion Private Tabara determined the location of a machine-gun which had checked the advance of his company, and, advancing ahead of the company, made a sudden rush from the flank, killed, wounded, or captured the entire crew, and captured four machine-guns.
General Orders 64, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Sag Harbor, NY

*TABOR, RALPH E.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company L, 105th Infantry Regiment, 27th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 29, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Ralph E. Tabor, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action east of Ronssoy, France, September 29, 1918. During the operations against the Hindenburg line, Corporal Tabor left shelter, went forward under heavy shell and machine-gun fire, and succeeded in bringing back to our lines a wounded soldier. His splendid courage and gallant conduct was a fine example to his comrades.
General Orders No. 16, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Mechanicsville, NY

TACK, ABRAHAM T.
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Company A, 7th Infantry Regiment, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 16, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Abraham T. Tack, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Hill 299, France, October 16, 1918. Private Tack assumed command of a platoon after its officers had been wounded and led it to its objective. He advanced through heavy machine-gun and artillery fire for a distance of 800 meters and engaged in a hand-to-hand fight that resulted in the defeat of the enemy and the capture of 5 machine guns and 30 prisoners.
General Orders No. No. 27, W.D., 1920
Home Town: Sodus, NY

TALBOT, ARTHUR
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
107th Infantry Regiment, 27th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 18, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Arthur Talbot, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near La Roux Farm, France, October 18, 1918. Being unable to find a suitable target for the 37- millimeter gun of which he was in command, Lieutenant Talbot armed the men of his section with enemy rifles and led a daylight patrol in advance of the lines. He reconnoitered La Roux Farm, exposed to heavy machine-gun fire and put two enemy machine guns out of action, thus enabling our line to advance 1,000 yards without serious losses.
General Orders No. No. 24, W.D., 1920
Home Town: New York, NY

TAMME, NICHOLAS L.
Private, U.S. Army
Headquarters Company, 147th Infantry Regiment, 37th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 29, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Nicholas L. Tamme, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action south of Cierges, France, September 29, 1918. Volunteering to attempt the recovery of the barrel of a 37-millimeter gun abandoned the previous day when the gun crew was gassed and when his battalion had retired to a more advantageous position, Private Tamme advanced alone in broad daylight and under observation of the enemy 200 yards in advance of his own lines under intense machine-gun fire, recovered the missing part and returned in safety to his own lines. His conduct was a splendid example of devotion to duty and proved an inspiration to the men of his battalion.
General Orders No. 9, W.D., 1923
Home Town: Cincinnati, OH

*TAPPEN, JAMES J.
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Company D, 308th Infantry Regiment, 77th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 28, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to James J. Tappen, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Binarville, France, September 28, 1918. Private Tappen pushed forward alone against several enemy snipers, who were causing many casualties, among his comrades. He killed two of the snipers, but was killed while attempting to capture the third sniper.
General Orders No. 32, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Stapleton, NY

TARTER, CHARLES M.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company I, 23d Infantry Regiment, 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 1, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Charles M. Tarter, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Vaux, France, on July 1, 1918. When his captain was wounded, Sergeant Tarter went out under violent machine-gun fire to bring the officer to shelter and was severely wounded himself while performing this heroic act.
General Orders No. 59, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Chapman, KS

TAVANO, ANTONIO J.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company D, 111th Machine-Gun Battalion, 29th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 11, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Antonio J. Tavano, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Verdun, France, October 11, 1918. Sergeant Tavano voluntarily left his cover during a heavy bombardment and brought a wounded officer to a place of safety after the Utter bearers were killed. He gave all the assistance possible to these wounded men before they died.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Dundee Lake, NJ

TAVENNER, ROBERT L.
Captain, U.S. Army
148th Infantry Regiment, 37th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 29 & October 31, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Robert L. Tavenner, Captain, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Cierges, France, September 29, 1918; and near Olsene, Belgium, October 31, 1918. Without regard for his own safety, Captain Tavenner personally conducted a tank in an attack on a machine-gun nest. After several of the tanks had been put out of action and the others had withdrawn, he walked up and down the firing line under heavy machine- gun fire, cheering his men, despite severe losses, fought till all of their ammunition was exhausted. On October 31, he was severely wounded while making a personal reconnaissance of the enemy's position.
General Orders 98, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Mount Vernon, OH

TAWATER, CARL M.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Headquarters Company, 9th Infantry Regiment, 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 1, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Carl M. Tawater, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Landres-et-St. Georges, France, November 1, 1918. Just as his platoon went over the top Sergeant Tawater and several other soldiers were wounded by a shell which exploded near them. After seeing that the other wounded men were properly cared for, he organized the rest of his platoon and rejoined his unit, remaining on duty all day with his Stokes Mortar Section in spite of a painful wound in the foot.
General Orders No. 46, W.D., 1919
Born: Winchester, TN
Home Town: Rosebud, TX

*TAYLOR, DOUGLAS A.
Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army
127th Infantry Regiment, 32d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: August 28 - 30, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Douglas A. Taylor, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Juvigny, France, August 28 - 30, 1918. Second Lieutenant Taylor displayed marked heroism during the attack on Juvigny, and when mortally wounded, refused to be evacuated, but continued to advance and gave orders to continue the attack.
General Orders 74, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Rhinelander, WI

TAYLOR, EWING M.
Major, U.S. Army
18th Infantry Regiment, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 5, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Ewing M. Taylor, Major, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Exermont, France, October 5, 1918. Major Taylor displayed marked personal bravery in engagements with the enemy at Cantigny and Soissons, in each of which he was wounded, and later, near Exermont, exhibited heroism and able leadership in advancing his machine guns under heavy fire, aiding the advance of the entire battalion, until he was himself severely wounded.
General Orders No. 126, W.D., 1919
Home Town: New York, NY

TAYLOR, HERBERT S.
Mess Sergeant, 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 Herbert S. Taylor, Mess Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Cheppy, France, September 26, 1918. Sergeant Taylor, with a small detachment, volunteered to go to the assistance of several men of another company who, cut off from support, were being annihilated by enemy machine gunners and snipers. Pushing forward under fire, Sergeant Taylor alone crawled around to the rear of a building from which an intense fire was coming and returned with 18 prisoners.
General Orders No. 13, W.D., 1919
Home Town: St. Louis, MO

*TAYLOR, JOHN L.
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 John L. Taylor, Captain, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Soissons, France, July 18, 1918. Captain Taylor assumed command of his battalion upon the death of his major and continued to lead the advance under heavy artillery and machine-gun fire, refusing to leave until he had been wounded five times. His example was an inspiration to all near him, and an important factor in the successful attack made by his regiment.
General Orders No. No. 132, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Hustonville, TX

TAYLOR, LOUIS H.
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 326th Infantry Regiment, 82d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 11, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Louis H. Taylor, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near St. Juvin, France, October 11, 1918, Private Taylor repeatedly exposed himself to concentrated machine-gun and artillery fire, crossing the Aire River several times, and administered first aid to wounded men with complete disregard for his own safety.
General Orders No. 50, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Westfield, MA

TAYLOR, ORVILLE R.
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Battery E, 42d Artillery, Coast Artillery Corps
Date of Action: July 14 - 15, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Orville R. Taylor, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Suippes, France, July 14 - 15, 1918 No other duties having been assigned to him, Private Taylor volunteered for service as a stretcher bearer, and working all night under the heaviest shell fire he carried wounded American and French soldiers to safety. While taking a severely wounded soldier by automobile to a hospital a shell burst near him wounding him but he continued on his mission and delivered the wounded man to the aid station.
General Orders No. 21, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Upland, IN

TAYLOR, OSCAR O.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company D, 318th Machine-Gun Battalion, 81st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 9, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Oscar O. Taylor, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Ville-en-Woevre, France, November 9, 1918. Displaying inspiring courage, Sergeant Taylor led his section through three heavy artillery barrages and directed the mounting of his guns on positions which he had personally reconnoitered, under heavy machine-gun re. At a critical juncture, when the infantry was held up by enemy fire, he successfully led the nearest infantry combat group forward in the assault, under cover of fire from his own guns.
General Orders 81, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Jonesboro, TN

TAYLOR, THOMAS J.
Lieutenant, 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 Thomas J. Taylor, Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near the Cote-de- Chatillon, France, November 1, 1918. When all the other officers of his company had been incapacitated, Lieutenant Taylor took command and successfully led his men throughout the five-days' operations, capturing a strongly held position with more than a hundred prisoners.
General Orders No. 46, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Brooklyn, NY

TAYLOR, WILLIAM C.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company H, 117th Infantry Regiment, 30th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 9, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to William C. Taylor, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action in the Butry Woods, France, October 9, 1918. Upon learning that an advanced platoon was under heavy enemy machine-gun fire from the front and flanks, Sergeant Taylor, on his own initiative, took a squad of men and an automatic rifle and went to the assistance of the platoon. Despite the heavy fire, he succeeded in compelling the enemy to withdraw from their positions and thereby enabled the battalion to resume its advance. He was later wounded in the leg and arms in attempting to bring up reinforcements across an open space swept by machine-gun fire.
General Orders 87, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Emmett, TN

TAYNTOR, CLARK O.
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
47th Infantry Regiment, 4th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 29 - 30, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Clark O. Tayntor, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Sergy, France, July 29 - 30, 1918. Disregarding two wounds from shell fire, which he had suffered. Lieutenant Tayntor continued in the advance with his platoon, keeping his men well organized, directing the consolidation of the line throughout the night and refusing medical attention until all the wounded men in his platoon had received treatment.
General Orders 66, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Erie, PA

*TEACHEY, ROBERT MARSHALL
Private, U.S. Army
Company B, 120th Infantry Regiment, 30th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: August 2, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Robert Marshall Teachey, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Ypres, Belgium, August 2, 1918. Private Teachey volunteered to accompany an officer on a daylight patrol to destroy an enemy pillbox. With great courage under heavy shell and machine-gun fire, they rushed the pillbox, killed or wounded the occupants, and accomplished their mission.
General Orders No. No. 142, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Raleigh, NC

TECHEL, EDWARD W.
Private, U.S. Army
Company B, 116th Infantry Regiment, 29th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 8, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Edward W. Techel, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action in the Bois Brabant-sur-Meuse, France, October 8, 1918. With four other soldiers Private Techel attacked eight German machine-guns, captured them and their crews in spite of determined resistance by the enemy.
General Orders No. 27, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Milwaukee, WI

TEER, HUBERT O.
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
Company L, 371st Infantry Regiment, 93d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 29, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Hubert O. Teer, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Ardeuil, France, September 29, 1918. Severely wounded in the back about 11 a. m., Lieutenant Teer continued to command his platoon until 4 p. m., when he was forced to withdraw from action on account of complete exhaustion.
General Orders No. 21, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Durham, NC

TEEVAN, JOHN
Private, U.S. Army
Company C, 165th Infantry Regiment, 42d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 31, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to John Teevan, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Villers-sur- Fere, France, July 31. 1918. After his platoon had withdrawn from their position Private Teevan volunteered and returned to the position formerly occupied, in an attempt to rescue a wounded comrade. He crossed a field swept by unusually intensive machine- gun, fire, continuing in his attempted rescue until himself wounded.
General Orders No. 32, W.D., 1919
Home Town: New York, NY

*TEICHLER, JOHN
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company L, 125th Infantry Regiment, 32d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 31, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to John Teichler, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Hill 212, near Cierges, northeast of Chateau-Thierry, France, July 31, 1918. Although he was himself severely wounded in the attack on the Bois les Jamblets, Sergeant Teiuchler attempted to carry in another wounded man, passing through severe machine-gun fire from the front and from the flanks. While doing so he received a second wound, which caused his death.
General Orders No. No. 132, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Menominee, MI

*TEISETH, JACOB B.
Private, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 6th Engineers, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 20, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Jacob B. Teiseth, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action in the Claires-Chenes Woods, France, October 20, 1918. Private Teiseth advanced in the attack with the company to which he was attached, and worked constantly under heavy machine-gun and rifle fire, searching for wounded and superintending their evacuation. While engaged in this work in the open under machine-gun fire he was killed.
General Orders No. 20, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Stanwood, WA

TELFAIR, SAMUEL F.
Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army
2d Antiaircraft Machine-Gun Battalion, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 4, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Samuel F. Telfair, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Brieulles, France, November 4, 1918. Second Lieutenant Telfair was leading a patrol to reconnoiter a position for antiaircraft machine-guns when his group became scattered by intense shell fire. Upon returning to the shell-swept area to look for his patrol, he found one of the men severely wounded. Making two trips through the heavy shell fire he secured the assistance of Private Laurel B. Heath and carried the wounded soldier to safety.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Raleigh, NC

TEMPLE, JOHN H.
Private, U.S. Army
Company I, 312th Infantry Regiment, 78th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 23, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to John H. Temple, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Grand Pre, France, October 23, 1918. After his platoon had reached its objective and was forced to retire under perilous machine-gun fire, Private Temple and two companions were surrounded by the enemy. His companions were wounded, but he bravely held off the enemy, after which he assisted both his companions to a first-aid station.
General Orders 64, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Marshallton, DE

TEMPLETON, CHARLES K.
Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army
122d Field Artillery, 33d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 5, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Charles K. Templeton, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Nouart, France, November 5, 1918. After telephone communications had been destroyed and his runners scattered on other missions, Lieutenant Templeton started on a mission of extreme importance from the infantry to the artillery. His path lay through a heavy machine-gun and shell fire, and before he reached his destination he was seriously wounded. He succeeded, however, in relaying his message to its destination.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Chicago, IL

TENNILLE, JAMES B.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company D, 362d Infantry Regiment, 91st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 30, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to James B. Tennille, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action in the advance on Gesnes, France, September 30, 1918. Although severely wounded, Corporal Tennille continued to fulfill his duties in action and, with utter disregard of his own personal danger, went forward alone and captured a machine-gun nest of two machine guns and approximately six men, routing all of the defenders.
General Orders No. 6, W.D., 1931
Home Town: Caliente, NV

*TENNYSON, JOSEPH E.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company B, 115th Infantry Regiment, 29th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 8 - 24, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Joseph E. Tennyson, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Verdun, France, October 8 - 24, 1918. In several advances during this period Corporal Tennyson led his squad in attacks on machine-gun nests with conspicuous gallantry, always disregarding his own safety and encouraging his men both by words and actions. On October 24 while leading his squad on an attack on a machine-gun nest he was instantly killed.
General Orders No. 126, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Baltimore, MD

TERNIG, JACOB B.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company C, 132d Infantry Regiment, 33d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 26, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Jacob B. Ternig, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Bois-de-Forges, France, September 26, 1918. Sergeant Ternig had just captured and was taking to his platoon commander, a German captain, when fire was opened on his platoon from three concealed machine-guns. Showing great bravery and presence of mind, Sergeant Ternig, who speaks German, ran toward the enemy emplacements, taking his prisoner with him, and called upon the crews to cease firing. Firing stopped, and his platoon was enabled to take the enemy position and 30 prisoners without loss.
General Orders 64, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Chicago, IL

TERRELL, ALEXANDER W.
Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army
151st Field Artillery, 42d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: March 5, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Alexander W. Terrell, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Pexonne, France, on March 5, 1918. Second Lieutenant Terrell showed unusual courage in assisting to direct the operations of Battery C, 151st Field Artillery, when that organization was under particularly accurate artillery bombardment. Although wounded himself, he refused first aid and continued on duty until all of the wounded soldiers of the command had been treated.
General Orders No. No. 139, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Fort Worth, TX

*TERRELL, HUBERT P.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company I, 118th Infantry Regiment, 30th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 12, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Hubert P. Terrell, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Vaux- Andigny, France, October 12, 1918. During an advance, when his company came under an enfilading fire from an enemy machine-gun, Corporal Terrell asked permission from his platoon commander to attempt the taking of the position. Although under heavy fire from this post and from trench-mortar shells, he, with exceptional dash and bravery, attacked the position alone, putting it out of action killing two of the enemy and wounding a third. This soldier was killed the same day while reorganizing and advancing the weakened platoon of which he was then in charge.
General Orders No. No. 133, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Cheraw, SC

TERRILL, ELSWORTH O.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company H, 113th Infantry Regiment, 29th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: August 21, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Elsworth O. Terrill, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action during the action in the vicinity of Hagenbach, Alsace, east of Belfort, France, August 21, 1918. When his right hand and arm were badly mangled by the explosion of a grenade during an enemy raid into our lines, Corporal Terrill placed his injured hand in his trousers pocket to support it, went over the top with his comrades and joined in the pursuit of the defeated and retreating Germans, throwing hand grenades with his left hand as he followed them back to their own lines.
General Orders No. 99, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Rahway, NJ

TERRY, MILO E.
Captain, U.S. Army
145th Infantry Regiment, 37th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 26 - 30, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Milo E. Terry, Captain, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Montfaucon, France, September 26 - 30, 1918. Although severely wounded while leading his company in the assault, Captain Terry refused to be evacuated and courageously continued in command of his company for four days in action under heavy fire of all arms and constantly in contact with the enemy. On September 30 he was again severely wounded, but remained with his company until evacuated in a delirious condition after the company's relief had been completed. By his intrepid conduct and disregard of personal danger he inspired the men of his company and contributed greatly to the success of the operation.
General Orders No. 9, W.D., 1923
Home Town: Van Wert, OH

TESKE, AMOS
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company D, 167th Infantry Regiment, 42d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: March 4, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Amos Teske, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Ancerviller, France, March 4, 1918. Corporal Teske was a member of a patrol of five men and took a conspicuous part when it encountered an enemy patrol of 11 men, which it attacked and routed, taking two prisoners.
General Orders No. 126, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Coal Valley, AL

THACHER, ARCHIBALD G.
Major, U.S. Army
306th Infantry Regiment, 77th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 14, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Archibald G. Thacher, Major, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at St. Juvin, France, October 14, 1918. While commanding the 2d Battalion in a flank march across the Aire River, Major Thacher, acting with the greatest gallantry and with utter disregard for his own safety, personally made a reconnaissance in the face of heavy hostile machine-gun and shell fire, well in advance of his battalion, thereby saving his command from heavy losses. It was due to his thorough reconnaissance that his subsequent successful attack on this strong hostile position was consummated.
General Orders No. No. 43, W.D., 1922
Home Town: New York, NY

THACKER, EDGAR
Private, U.S. Army
Company H, 28th Infantry Regiment, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: May 28 - 30, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Edgar Thacker, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action on May 28 - 30, 1918, near Cantigny, France. Private Thacker displayed distinguished conduct as a company runner, passing frequently through Cantigny when it was being heavily shelled and also running through German barrages to deliver messages.
General Orders No. No. 109, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Vanceburg, KY

THALKE, MAX P.
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 Max P. Thalke, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Juvigny, north of Soissons, France, August 30, 1918. Sergeant Thalke displayed unusual courage and gallantry in leading his platoon forward under heavy fire from artillery and machine- guns. He also gave first aid to the wounded while under fire, and when a retirement was ordered he remained behind to carry back the wounded.
General Orders No. 20, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Menasha, WI

*THARP, LEWIS M.
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
140th Infantry Regiment, 35th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 27 & 28, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Lewis M. Tharp, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action north of Charpentry, France, September 27 and 28, 1918. Lieutenant Tharp repeatedly exposed himself to heavy enemy artillery and machine-gun fire in order to maintain communication between company and battalion headquarters.
General Orders No. No. 11, W.D., 1921
Home Town: Winfield, KS

THEBAUD, DELPHIN E.
Captain, U.S. Army
38th Infantry Regiment, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 9, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Delphin E. Thebaud, Captain, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Romagne, France, October 9, 1918. After the successful attack on Hill 253, Captain Thebaud was directed to establish liaison with the 30th Infantry. Three runners were sent out, but each returned, stating that it was impossible to reach the 30th Infantry, due to the intensity of enemy fire. Captain Thebaud turned over the command of his company and fearlessly exposed himself to heavy machine-gun fire to accomplish the mission. After having proceeded about 300 yards he fell, severely wounded by machine-gun fire. His conduct had a marked effect upon the morale of his men.
General Orders No. No. 24, W.D., 1920
Home Town: , PI

THEBERT, WILLIAM F.
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Company K, 23d Infantry Regiment, 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 3, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to William F. Thebert, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near St. Etienne-a-Arnes, France, October 3 - 9, 1918. Acting as battalion runner, Private Thebert carried messages through intense artillery and machine- gun fire. This soldier has been on duty as a runner since June 6, being entrusted with especially important messages because of his carefulness and reliability.
General Orders No. 46, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Fort Covington, NY

THEDINGER, LOUIS C.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company E, 142d Infantry Regiment, 36th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 8, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Louis C. Thedinger, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near St. Etienne, France, October 8, 1918. When his company had been stopped by heavy enemy machine-gun fire, Sergeant Thedinger left shelter for the purpose of interviewing two German prisoners. Learning from them the location and strength of the enemy's position, he obtained permission to attack it, and, with a party of ten volunteers, went forward in the face of heavy machine-gun fire, flanking the machine-gun nest and capturing four prisoners and three machine guns.
General Orders 66, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Perry, OK

THEOBALD, CARL G.
Corporal, U.S. Army
1st Battalion, Intelligence Section, 361st Infantry Regiment, 91st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 10, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Carl G. Theobald, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Gesnes, France, October 10, 1918. While on a liaison patrol Corporal Theobald and Private Ivan Y. Bailey attacked and captured a hostile machine- gun nest and its entire crew.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Hinkley, UT

THIBODEAU, JOSEPH A.
Mechanic, U.S. Army
Company L, 103d Infantry Regiment, 26th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 18 - 23, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Joseph A. Thibodeau, Mechanic, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Belleau Wood, France, July 18 - 23, 1918. During the early part of the action Mechanic Thibodeau assisted in the evacuation of wounded under severe artillery and machine-gun fire. When a wound in the arm made it impossible for him to carry stretchers he refused to be evacuated, but rejoined his company, went over the top with his comrades, and continued in action with them until wounded in the leg.
General Orders No. No. 125, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Lawrence, MA

*THOETE, CARL G.
Sergeant First Class, U.S. Army
Company D, 1st Engineers, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: May 28, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Carl G. Thoete, Sergeant First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Cantigny, France, May 28, 1918. Although twice wounded early in the attack Sergeant First Class Thoete went over the top with his section and courageously directed its operations for five hours under steady fire, refused medical treatment, and led a second advance until killed by a machine-gun bullet.
General Orders No. 99, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Santa Barbara, CA

THOMAS, CARR M.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Battery A, 12th Field Artillery, 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 21 - 23, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Carr M. Thomas, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Chateau-Thierry, France, July 21 - 23, 1918. With another soldier Sergeant Thomas voluntarily crossed an area swept by shell and machine-gun fire to establish liaison with the infantry, obtaining valuable information for the battery commander. Two days later, after working in an observatory under constant shell fire, this soldier was wounded, but he refused first aid until other men had been cared for, and went to the rear only upon being ordered to do so.
General Orders No. 44, W.D., 1919
Home Town: New rochelle, NY

THOMAS, CHARLES I.
Private, U.S. Army
Company D, 311th Machine-Gun Battalion, 79th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 29, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Charles I. Thomas, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Nantillois, France, September 29, 1918. Private Thomas was detailed as a runner between the battalion commander and his company, While delivering messages he was severely wounded, but continued in the performance of his duty, refusing aid until ordered to the rear by his battalion commander.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Pittsburgh, PA

THOMAS, DAVID
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 David Thomas, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action northwest of Verdun, France, October 9, 1918. Upon two occasions Corporal Thomas, upon his own initiative, went out in advance of his platoon, armed only with a rifle, and attacked machine-guns which were endangering his company by enfilading fire. In the face of fire from these guns he continued to fire on them until he had killed the gunners.
General Orders No. 35, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Avoca, PA

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

THOMAS, FRANK B.
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Company C, 102d Field Signal Battalion, 27th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 27, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Frank B. Thomas, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Ronssoy, France, September 27, 1918. When the telephone lines had been destroyed by the advancing tanks, and the enemy had started a counterattack from the three sides before new ones could be laid, Private Thomas volunteered to carry a message from the infantry battalion to which he was attached and succeeded in going through intense artillery, machine-gun, and sniper fire to regimental headquarters, delivering the message in time to enable reinforcements to be brought up.
General Orders No. 44, W.D., 1919
Home Town: New York, NY

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

THOMAS, JOHN
Private, U.S. Army
Company F, 316th Infantry Regiment, 79th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 28, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to John Thomas, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Nantillois, France, September 28, 1918. Under terrific enemy fire Private Thomas advanced alone to the enemy lines and silenced an enemy machine gun driving the enemy crew to flight. His bravery and devotion to duty enabled the Infantry to resume the advance against the enemy forces with a minimum of losses. His conduct greatly inspired the men with whom he served.
General Orders No. No. 15, W.D., 1923
Home Town: Philadelphia, PA

THOMAS, ROLAND CALVIN
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company M, 118th Infantry Regiment, 30th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 15, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Roland Calvin Thomas, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Vaux-Andigny, France, October 15, 1918. After being twice wounded Corporal Thomas continued to advance with his automatic-rifle squad, leading his men 100 yards under extremely heavy fire.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Kirshaw, SC

THOMAS, SPIROS
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company B, 165th Infantry Regiment, 42d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 15, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Spiros Thomas, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Landres-et-St. Georges, France, October 15, 1918. Sergeant Thomas, after all his officers and first sergeant had become casualties, took command of his company, led them forward under heavy artillery and machine-gun fire, and retained complete control of the company, although suffering heavy casualties and under trying conditions, until relieved at the close of the day.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: New York, NY

*THOMAS, WILLIAM
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company D, 302d Engineers, 77th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 13, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to William Thomas, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Chevieres, France, October 13, 1918. Sergeant Thomas accompanied an officer on a reconnaissance, searching for possible locations for crossing the Aire River. They crossed open ground subject to shell fire and under direct observation of the enemy. On reaching the river they were exposed to machine-gun and snipers' fire. Both he and the officer failed to return, and their bodies were afterwards discovered in the Aire River, where they had fallen later, being killed or wounded by enemy fire.
General Orders No. 21, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Yonkers, NY

THOMPSON, CECIL E.
Private, U.S. Army
Company K, 364th Infantry Regiment, 91st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 28, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Cecil E. Thompson, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Eclisfontaine, France, September 28, 1918. Engaged in scouting duty, Private Thompson went forward on his own initiative, and located the position of the enemy on our front. After an all-night exploit, he returned with this information. Without rest, he went out in the morning and located a troublesome machine-gun nest.
General Orders No. 21, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Fellows, CA

THOMPSON, CHARLES W.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Machine-Gun Company, 120th Infantry Regiment, 30th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 11, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Charles W. Thompson, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Vaux-Andigny, France, October 11, 1918. When his machine-gun position on the flank of the line became untenable, Sergeant Thompson crawled 20 yards in front of the position and opened fire with his rifle covering the withdrawal of the crew and thereby saving both gun and crew from capture.
General Orders No. 44, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Lynnsville, IN

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

*THOMPSON, CLIFFORD
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company C, 166th Infantry Regiment, 42d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 23, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Clifford Thompson, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Sommerance, France, October 23, 1918. Seeing an ignited hand grenade in the midst of the platoon, Sergeant Thompson without hesitation, seized the grenade and attempted to throw it from the ditch. When leaving his hand the grenade exploded, seriously wounding him, but his act saved the lives of many of his men.
General Orders No. 26, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Troy, OH

THOMPSON, EDWARD N.
First Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company I, 105th Infantry Regiment, 27th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: August 31, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Edward N. Thompson, First Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Mount Kemmel, Belgium, August 31, 1918. When the two platoons commanded by him met, with heavy machine-gun fire, Sergeant Thompson placed his men under cover, and single-handed went forward to reconnoiter his objective in the face of heavy shell and machine-gun fire.
General Orders No. 23, W.D., 1919
Home Town: New York, NY

THOMPSON, EMMETT
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company L, 370th Infantry Regiment, 93d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 20 - October 1, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Emmett Thompson, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Mont-de-Sanges, France, September 20, 1918, to October 1, 1918. After others had failed, Sergeant Thompson, then a corporal, volunteered and took charge of a detail to secure rations. He succeeded in this mission under very dangerous and trying conditions, and, notwithstanding the fact that his detachment suffered numerous casualties, he remained on this duty, and continued to supply the company with rations until completely exhausted.
General Orders No. 46, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Quincy, IL

THOMPSON, GEORGE M.
Private, U.S. Army
Headquarters, 2d Battalion, 107th Field Artillery, 28th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 26, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to George M. Thompson, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Montblainville, France, September 26, 1918. For five hours after he had been severely wounded in the arm, Private Thompson maintained liaison between the infantry and supporting artillery, repeatedly carrying messages through the terrific fire, and, being the only means of communication, greatly aided in the success of the attack. He went to the rear only when ordered to do so by his commanding officer.
General Orders 74, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Springdale, PA

THOMPSON, GEORGE RICHARD
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
105th Field Signal Battalion, 117th Infantry (Attached), 30th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 29, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to George Richard Thompson, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Bellicourt. France, September 29, 1918. With another officer and 24 soldiers, Lieutenant Thompson was proceeding to the front line to establish an advance message center, when the detachment was caught in the enemy's counter barrage. Although seriously wounded himself, Lieutenant Thompson assisted in dressing the wounds of his men and then continued the work of establishing communication until he was forced to be evacuated two hours later.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Forest Glen, MD

*THOMPSON, HENRY L.
Captain, U.S. Army
23d Infantry Regiment, 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 3, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Henry L. Thompson, Captain, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Vaux-en- Dieulet, France, November 3, 1918. Although painfully wounded, Captain Thompson led his battalion to the outskirts of Vaux-en-Dieulet, the advance being without artillery support and accomplished only by effective rifle fire. This officer himself set an example for his men by killing with a rifle two German machine-gunners at a distance of 500 yards. He was again seriously wounded after reaching the objective while making dispositions for defense against counter attacks.
General Orders No. 21, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Columbus, SC

THOMPSON, JOHN W.
First Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company G, 111th Infantry Regiment, 28th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: August 10, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to John W. Thompson, First Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Le Grande Savart, west of Fismette, France, August 10, 1918. First Sergeant Thompson showed remarkable bravery and disregard of personal danger when, with two other soldiers, he attacked a German machine gun, killed the crew, and then with deadly effect turned the gun upon other machine-guns and hostile infantry which were in position near by. The crews of all the other German machine-guns were killed, ten machine-guns were captured, and the way cleared for the further advance of the American forces.
General Orders No. 128, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Pittsburgh, PA

*THOMPSON, JOHN W., JR.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company E, 119th Infantry Regiment, 30th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 29, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to John W. Thompson, Jr., Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Bellicourt, France, September 29, 1918. With another soldier, Corporal Thompson rushed a hostile machine-gun which was firing on his company, and killed two of the enemy. He then continued to advance close behind the barrage and displayed great bravery in the attack. Shortly before the company's objective was reached he was severely wounded, and has since died of his wounds.
General Orders No. 32, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Mount Pleasant, TN

*THOMPSON, LAWRENCE E.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company F, 16th Infantry Regiment, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 19, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Lawrence E. Thompson, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Soissons, France, July 19, 1918. In order to ascertain the location of a machine-gun which was inflicting heavy losses upon his platoon, Corporal Thompson unhesitatingly went forward and was killed in the performance of this courageous duty.
General Orders No. 15, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Minden, WV

THOMPSON, ORLEN NELSON
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
305th Infantry Regiment, 77th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 26, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Orlen Nelson Thompson, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near the Argonne Forest, France, September 26, 1918. In the course of a successful advance, in which ten of the enemy had been captured, Lieutenant Thompson was severely wounded in the head by a shell fragment, but, after regaining consciousness, he refused assistance and carefully transmitted all orders and information to the second-in-command. Though he was weak from loss of blood, he went to the rear unaided, taking with him ten prisoners.
General Orders 81, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Detroit, MI

*THOMPSON, ORRIE
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company C, 126th Infantry Regiment, 32d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: August 1, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Orrie Thompson, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action in the woods north of Cierges, northeast of Chateau-Thierry, France, on August 1, 1918. After his company had entered the woods north of Cierges, Sergeant Thompson 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: Kalamazoo, MI

THOMPSON, SIMON M.
Private, U.S. Army
Company F, 9th Infantry Regiment, 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 8, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Simon M. Thompson, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Medeah, Ferme, France, October 8, 1918. Under intense machine-gun fire during a counterattack following a heavy artillery barrage, Private Thompson, with another soldier, checked the attack for a considerable distance, killing ten of the enemy, including two officers, and keeping off the hostile party with his pistol while loading his rifle with his other hand.
General Orders 98, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Libby, MN

THOMPSON, WALDO
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company C, 2d Field Battalion, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 5, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Waldo Thompson, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Exermont, France, October 5, 1918. Corporal Thompson voluntarily went forward in the face of a most destructive bombardment, and kept in repair the telephone line connecting the infantry and artillery, thereby assuring the close co-operation between these two elements.
General Orders No. 44, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Opportunity, MT

THOMPSON, WILLIAM DARIUS
Captain, U.S. Army
2d Machine-Gun Battalion, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 4, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to William Darius Thompson, Captain, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Fleville, France, October 4, 1918. By skillfully employing his machine-guns, Captain Thompson silenced the fire of hostile guns, which were holding up the progress of the infantry. He also led an attack on several nests with the aid of tanks, and, when his objective was reached and his guns placed, he returned through the heavy barrage and brought up a platoon of infantry which had been lost. He was severely wounded in this last exploit.
General Orders No. 68, W.D., 1920
Home Town: Port Huron, MI

*THOMPSON, WILLIAM J.
Private, U.S. Army
Company A, 165th Infantry Regiment, 42d Division
Date of Action: July 28, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to William J. Thompson, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Villers-sur-Fere, France, July 28, 1918. On duty as sniper of the assaulting battalion, Private Thompson assisted a runner who had been mortally wounded, relieved him of his message, and although mortally wounded himself delivered the dispatch to his company commander, dying shortly thereafter. His heroic conduct was an inspiration to his regiment.
General Orders No. 14, W.D. 1923
Home Town: New York, NY

THOMSON, HAROLD
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company I, 167th Infantry Regiment, 42d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 16, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Harold Thomson, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Landres-et-St. Georges, France, October 16, 1918. With four other soldiers, Corporal Thomson pushed out on the right flank of his company, and, by well directed fire, gained fire superiority for our forces, captured eight of the enemy, including an officer, and drove off a large number of others. His skillful leadership was of material assistance in facilitating the advance of the platoon.
General Orders 87, W.D., 1919
Home Town: St. Anthony, ID

THOMSON, JAMES C.
Private, U.S. Army
Company C, 104th Infantry Regiment, 26th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 20, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to James C. Thomson, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Bouresches, France, July 20, 1918. When wounded in the right arm Private Thomson refused to be relieved from duty and continued the operation of his automatic rifle with his left hand. Later he volunteered to act as runner, and continued this duty until he fell exhausted.
General Orders No. No. 125, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Cambridge, MA

THORF, ABRAHAM
Supply Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company B, 361st Infantry Regiment, 91st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 28, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Abraham Thorf, Supply Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Gesnes, France, September 28, 1918. Sergeant Thorf, although badly wounded crawled 500 meters under heavy shell fire to deliver important papers to his company commander.
General Orders No. 21, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Rexburg, ID

THORNBURG, ZEBULON B.
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
118th Infantry Regiment, 30th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 8 - 16, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Zebulon B. Thornburg, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Montbrehain, France, October 8 - 16, 1918. Although he was severely wounded on October 8 to such an extent that eating was impossible, First Lieutenant Thornburg remained as second in command until the night of October 16, when he was again wounded during an advance by his company.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Concord, NC

*THORNE, CHARLES E.
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Battery C, 147th Field Artillery, 32d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 29, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Charles E. Thorne, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Nantillois, France, September 29, 1918. While on duty with his battery as a lineman, Private Thorne saw a soldier fall wounded by shell fragments. Leaving his shelter, Private Thorne went through concentrated shell fire to the assistance of the wounded soldier and in endeavoring to rescue him was himself killed by the explosion of a shell.
General Orders No. 21, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Pierre, SD

THORNGATE, GEORGE
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
6th Infantry Regiment, 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 14 - 15, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to George Thorngate, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Romagne, France, October 14 - 15, 1918. Being seriously wounded, Lieutenant Thorngate displayed marked devotion to duty by refusing to go to the rear and remaining in command of his company until next day.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Milton, WI

THORNHILL, WALTER P.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company H, 103d Infantry Regiment, 26th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 12, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Walter P. Thornhill, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Bois-de-St. Remy, France, September 12, 1918, Advancing alone and under fire, Corporal Thornhill captured a machine-gun and eight prisoners.
General Orders No. 26, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Fairfield, ME

THORNLEY, JAMES R.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company C, 102d Infantry Regiment, 26th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: April 20, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to James R. Thornley, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Seicheprey, France, April 20, 1918. Wounded early on the morning of April 20, 1918, Corporal Thornley displayed great gallantry and devotion to duty in continuing to urge his men to defend their positions, aiding greatly in the defense of same by climbing in a tree and from there shouting out directions as to the enemy's location.
General Orders No. 99, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Fall River, MA

THORNTON, JOSEPH
Private, U.S. Army
Company L, 11th Infantry Regiment, 5th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 12, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Joseph Thornton, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Thiaucourt, France, September 12, 1918. By the effective use of an automatic rifle, Private Thornton advanced without aid on the entrenched position of the enemy, forcing their surrender. Despite severe wounds, he continued to advance and assisted in locating and routing other machine-gun nests.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Glencoe, OH

THORNTON, ROBERT M.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company I, 167th Infantry Regiment, 42d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 26, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Robert M. Thornton, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action northeast of Chateau-Thierry, France, July 26, 1918. After being wounded, Corporal Thornton remained in command of his squad and continued to direct the fire of their two automatic rifles for more than two hours and until he had been wounded three more times.
General Orders No. No. 109, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Central, AL

*THORSEN, EDWIN B.
Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army
127th Infantry Regiment, 32d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 3, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Edwin B. Thorsen, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Roncheres, France, July 3, 1918. Wounded in the abdomen by a machine-gun bullet, Second Lieutenant Thorsen continued to lead his men in the advance for 100 yards, till he fell from loss of blood, dying later from his wound. His example was an inspiration to his men.
General Orders 74, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Ashland, WI

THRALL, HARRY
Private, U.S. Army
Company E, 125th Infantry Regiment, 32d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: August 8, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Harry Thrall, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Fismes, France, August 8, 1918. Private Thrall was called upon to carry a message to battalion headquarters. This necessitated his passing through an intense artillery barrage. He was severely wounded in the leg by shrapnel. In spite of his wound he struggled on, refusing first aid until the message was delivered.
General Orders 98, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Dunningville, MI

THURMAN, LITTEN T.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company H, 119th Infantry Regiment, 30th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 29, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Litten T. Thurman, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Bellicourt, France, September 29, 1918. When all the officers of his company had become casualties, Sergeant Thurman reorganized the company, extricated it from, a dangerous position, and, with coolness and courage, led the command forward throughout the day. With a few other men, he faced heavy machine-gun and grenade fire to charge an enemy emplacement.
General Orders 81, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Crossville, TN

TIBBETTS, LOYD J.
Private, U.S. Army
Company F, 103d Infantry Regiment, 26th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 12, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Loyd J. Tibbetts, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Bois-de-St. Remy, France, September 12, 1918. Although twice wounded Private Tibbetts continued to direct the fire of an automatic-rifle squad, after which he led them forward, engaging in a hand-to-hand encounter with the enemy until he dropped from loss of blood.
General Orders No. 26, W.D., 1919
Home Town: East Highlands, CA

TICKNER, ARTHUR J.
Corporal, 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 Arthur J. Tickner, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Soissons, France, July 18, 1918. After his company commander had been wounded and he himself had been shot through the wrist, Corporal Tickner assisted the captain to walk forward in the attack. During the advance a shell burst nearby and took off the leg of his company commander and. again wounded the corporal who, in spite of his injuries, forced five Germans to carry his captain more than four kilometers to an aid station thereby saving his life.
General Orders No. 21, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Syracuse, NY

*TIEMAN, FREDERICK A.
Private, 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 Frederick A. Tieman, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Bony, France, September 29, 1918. During the attack against the Hindenburg line, when he became separated from his squad, with utter disregard for his personal safety Private Tieman fearlessly operated a Lewis machine gun, inflicting heavy losses upon the enemy. Later, when it was possible for him to rejoin his company, he assisted in rallying the men to further efforts and aided materially in the victory that was ultimately won. His splendid courage and gallant conduct were an inspiration to all his comrades.
General Orders No. No. 56, W.D., 1922
Home Town: Jersey City, NJ

TIERCE, WILLIAM A.
Private, U.S. Army
Company D, 9th Infantry Regiment, 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 12, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to William A. Tierce, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Thiaucourt, France, September 12, 1918. Private Tierce showed exceptional courage when he left his trench in order to obtain a better field of fire for his automatic rifle. He operated the rifle to good advantage until both hands were broken and the gun disabled by a shell fragment. He continued with his company for two days after receiving this wound.
General Orders No. 46, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Corona, AL

TIGNOR, WILLIAM P.
Private, U.S. Army
Company D, 318th Infantry Regiment, 80th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 4 - 7, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to William P. Tignor, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Sommauthe, France, November 4 - 7, 1918. Acting as a scout, Private Tignor repeatedly went forward, and by calling and making noises, drew machine-gun fire upon himself in order to locate machine-gun nests, which were subsequently put out of action.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Old Church, VA

TILGHMAN, CHARLES H.
Captain, U.S. Army
315th Infantry Regiment, 79th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 28, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Charles H. Tilghman, Captain, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Nantillois, France, September 28, 1918. After having been wounded in the head by a piece of high explosive shell, which slightly fractured his skull, and rendered one eye useless, Captain Tilghman insisted on remaining with his command. Throughout the night of constant rain and continual gas attacks, he encouraged his demoralized troops, remaining with them until evacuated on the following morning.
General Orders 81, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Easton, MD

*TILLERY, JAMES M.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Machine-Gun Company, 117th Infantry Regiment, 30th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 8, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to James M. Tillery, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Montbrehain, France, October 8, 1918. On October 8, near Montbrehain, although wounded, Sergeant Tillery took charge of a platoon whose leader had become a casualty, leading it in the advance until he received another wound, which later proved fatal.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Knoxville, TN

TIMBLIN, ARCHIE
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Company F, 131st Infantry Regiment, 33d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 11, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Archie Timblin, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Butgneville, France, November 11, 1918. Voluntarily facing heavy machine- gun fire, Private First Class Timblin advanced 100 yards ahead of our lines to bring back wounded soldiers. He showed absolute disregard for personal danger in his work of rescue.
General Orders 71, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Blackduck, MN

*TIMM, CHARLES L.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company G, 102d Infantry Regiment, 26th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 23, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Charles L. Timm, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Crepion, France, October 23, 1918. Corporal Timm, with the assistance of one other soldier, captured three enemy machine-guns and their crews which had held up the advance of his company. He was later killed in action in the Bois-de-la Reine.
General Orders No. 32, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Ansonia, CT

*TIMOTHY, JAMES S.
Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army
Army Infantry Reserve Corps, 6th Regiment (Marines)(Attached), 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: June 1 - 15, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to James S. Timothy, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action in the operations of June 1 - 15, 1918, near Chateau-Thierry, France. Although weakened by gas poisoning, inflicted while serving with the French in Verdun sector, Second Lieutenant Timothy declined medical assistance and served with heroic fortitude with the marines. He inspired the officers and men with whom he was in action by his fearlessness and fortitude until instantly killed by a high-explosive shell.
General Orders No. 99, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Highland Falls, NY

TINDALL, PHILIP
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
126th Infantry Regiment, 32d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 2, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Philip Tindall, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Gesnes, northwest of Verdun, France, October 2, 1918. First Lieutenant Tindall was severely wounded in the shoulder by a shell fragment at the beginning of the advance on Gesnes, but in spite of his wound he continued to lead his company throughout the advance. He helped to organize the ground against counterattack and remained on duty with his command until the nest morning, when he went to the rear only under vigorous protest. Throughout the entire engagement Lieutenant Tindall displayed the utmost coolness and devotion to duty under the heaviest fire.
General Orders No. 20, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Seattle, WA

TINSLEY, WILLIAM S.
Private, U.S. Army
Company I, 110th Infantry Regiment, 28th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 29, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to William S. Tinsley, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Apremont, France, September 29, 1918. During a determined enemy counterattack Private Tinsley volunteered with another soldier to locate the source of enemy fire which was causing heavy casualties in his companies. Going forward under fire and discovering seven of the enemy, they opened fire, killing two, wounding two, and capturing a machine gun. Their courageous feat materially aided his unit to continue the advance.
General Orders 98, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Britton, OK

TOBIN, RICHARD J.
Master Engineer, U.S. Army
Company C, 7th Engineers, 5th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 1, 2, & 10, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Richard J. Tobin, Master Engineer, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Clery-le-Grand, France, November 1, 2, and 10, 1918. On November 1, Master Engineer Tobin reconnoitered a destroyed bridge in advance of our outposts and on November 2 constructed a bridge at the same point while under shell fire. On November 10, he gave valuable aid to wounded men in the face of continuous fire.
General Orders 81, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Baltimore, MD

TOBLINI, ANDY
Private, U.S. Army
Company F, 9th Infantry Regiment, 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 3, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Andy Toblini, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Medeah Ferme, France, October 3, 1918. Private Toblini, together with four other men, charged a machine-gun nest containing three heavy machine-guns and captured the three guns and 20 prisoners.
General Orders No. 21, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Clover, PA

TODD, ELMER
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company B, 2d Machine-Gun Battalion, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 20, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Elmer Todd, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action south of Soissons, France, July 20, 1918. Corporal Todd led his squad by crawling from shell hole to shell hole through heavy machine-gun fire for a distance of about 300 yards in advance of the Infantry. Selecting a position, he placed his machine gun so as to bring an enfilade fire on a section of enemy trench that was holding up the advance of the Infantry. The fire of his squad was so effective as to cause the enemy to surrender, thereby facilitating the further advance of the attacking battalion.
General Orders No. No. 24, W.D., 1920
Home Town: Tulsa, OK

TODOR, SAM
Private, U.S. Army
Company K, 18th Infantry Regiment, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: May 28, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Sam Todor, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Cantigny, France, May 28, 1918. After ten others had been killed or wounded in an attempt to deliver a message, Private Todor carried an important message through heavy artillery and machine-gun fire and returned with a receipt showing the message had been delivered.
General Orders No. No. 39, W.D., 1920
Home Town: Harvey, IL

TOELKEN, JULIUS W.
Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army
104th Infantry Regiment, 26th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 20, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Julius W. Toelken, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Bouresches, France, July 20, 1918. When the advance of his platoon was checked by enemy machine-gun fire Second Lieutenant Toelken crawled forward alone to a position from which he could fire and killed three of the machine-gun crew, after which, with his platoon, he captured the gun and turned it on the foe.
General Orders No. No. 125, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Springfield, MA

TOMANEK, FRANK F.
Private, U.S. Army
Company I, 353d Infantry Regiment, 89th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 1, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Frank F. Tomanek, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action in the Bois-de-Bantheville, France, November 1, 1918. When volunteers were called for to maintain liaison with the assault battalion, during heavy counter-barrage between enemy, Private Tomanek volunteered and within two hours successfully carried out four such missions.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Quinter, KS

*TOMLIN, GILMORE
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company G, 6th Infantry Regiment, 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 12, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Gilmore Tomlin, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Regnieville, France, September 12, 1918. Facing heavy machine-gun fire, Sergeant Tomlin alone charged a machine-gun, which was causing his company many casualties, killed the gunner, and captured the gun.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Lynchburg, VA

TOMLINSON, RAYMOND W.
Mechanic, U.S. Army
Company H, 9th Infantry Regiment, 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 1 - 10, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Raymond W. Tomlinson, Mechanic, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Vaux, France, July 1 - 10, 1918. During the attack on Vaux, Mechanic Tomlinson received a rifle-ball wound in the right knee. Although suffering great pain, he made no mention of his wound. Later during the attack he assisted in the capture of two officers and five men. During the nine days that his company continued on duty in the front line Mechanic Tomlinson carried numerous messages to front-line platoons while exposed to heavy artillery and machine-gun fire.
General Orders No. No. 24, W.D., 1920
Home Town: Baltimore, MD

*TOMPKINS, FRED W.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Machine-Gun Company, 38th Infantry Regiment, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 23, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Fred W. Tompkins, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Jaulgonne, France, July 23, 1918. Sergeant Tompkins, while leading his machine-gun section in an attack, exposed himself to heavy artillery and machine-gun fire and alone advanced in front of our lines in order to select machine-gun positions. Later he was mortally wounded while exposing himself in order to direct his men to cover.
General Orders No. No. 24, W.D., 1920
Home Town: Owosso, MI

TOMPKINS, HARRISON
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company F, 305th Infantry Regiment, 77th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 5, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Harrison Tompkins, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Bois- de-la Naza, France, October 5, 1918. In the face of heavy machine-gun and grenade fire Sergeant Tompkins went forward, with three other soldiers, and brought back five seriously wounded men to a point where they could be given first-aid treatment. With utter disregard for his personal safety, he displayed courage, coolness, and good judgment in effecting the rescue.
General Orders No. 59, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Yonkers, NY

*TONKS, MARK
Private, U.S. Army
Company M, 7th Infantry Regiment, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 15, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Mark Tonks, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action in connection with military operations against an armed enemy of the United States at Fossoy, France, July 15, 1918. After having been painfully wounded by shrapnel, Private Tonks refused to go to the rear for treatment, but remained at his post until finally wounded by another shell.
General Orders No. 126, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Witt, IL

TOPIC, FRANK J.
Private, U.S. Army
Company K, 357th Infantry Regiment, 90th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 23, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Frank J. Topic, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Bantheville, France, October 23, 1918. During the night Private Topic made frequent trips with wounded back through a heavily shelled area, setting an example of fearlessness to his comrades. The next day in an advance, he carried a stretcher with the front wave, and when the objective was reached, went from shell hole to shell hole, under intense enemy fire, giving first aid to the wounded and carrying them to the rear.
General Orders 98, W.D., 1919
Home Town: St. Paul, MN

TORREY, NORMAN L.
Private, U.S. Army
Battery C, 101st Field Artillery, 26th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 23 - 27, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Norman L. Torrey, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Verdun, France, October 23 - 27, 1918. Private Torrey acted as runner for the artillery liaison officer and after this officer was returned wounded, voluntarily remained for 24 hours, acting as runner for the infantry and constantly passing through the most intense artillery and machine-gun fire.
General Orders No. 21, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Rowley, MA

TOWELL, JAMES J.
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Company C, 325th Infantry Regiment, 82d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 15, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to James J. Towell, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near St. Juvin, France, October 15, 1918. With remarkable bravery Private To well carried an important message through heavy enemy artillery and machine-gun fire. Later in the same day, he again demonstrated a spirit of self-sacrifice by going out under heavy fire and bringing in a wounded comrade. In so doing he was twice wounded by a sniper.
General Orders No. 46, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Belfast, NY

*TOWNE, EUGENE W.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company K, 105th Infantry Regiment, 27th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 18, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Eugene W. Towne, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near St. Souplet, France, October 18, 1918. With two other soldiers Sergeant Towne rushed forward into some hedges and silenced three light machine guns which were hindering the advance by flanking fire.
General Orders No. 23, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Thompson, NY

TOWNSEND, JAMES B.
Private, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 328th Infantry Regiment, 82d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 15, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to James B. Townsend, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Vandieres, France, September 15, 1918. Private Townsend left Vandieres, went out on the field, which was continually under shell fire, and collected and brought into Vandieres 16 wounded. He remained with them 32 hours, bringing them food and water, adjusting gas masks, and making the wounded comfortable until all had been evacuated.
General Orders No. 27, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Troy, AL

TOWNSEND, RICHARD L.
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Section No. 554, Ambulance Service, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 2 - 9, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Richard L. Townsend, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Somme-Py, France, October 2 - 9, 1918. Private Townsend drove an ambulance night and day to an advanced dressing station under heavy shell fire. On the night of October 5 he voluntarily drove a machine to a place near the lines, over a road raked by machine-gun and shell fire, to evacuate a number of wounded whom the litter bearers were unable to bring in immediately.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Bryn Mawr, PA

*TOY, CHARLES S.
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Company A, 102d Machine-Gun Battalion, 26th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 26, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Charles S. Toy, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Marcheville, France, September 26, 1918. Private Toy remained with the wounded under a sudden counterattack by the enemy, and with the fire of his rifle prevented their falling into the hands of the enemy.
General Orders No. 15, W.D., 1919
Home Town: West Roxbury, MA

*TRACY, JAMES F.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company B, 1st Engineers, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 9, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to James F. Tracy, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Exermont, France, October 9, 1918. Without waiting for orders, Sergeant Tracy voluntarily led a patrol against an enemy machine-gun which was threatening the advance of our troops and delivering a severe fire into our ranks. By his skillful and courageous efforts the machine- gun was captured. He continued to lead his men forward under the severe artillery and machine-gun fire until he was killed.
General Orders No. 32, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Baltimore, MD

TRAGER, JOHN W.
Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army
124th Machine-Gun Battalion, 31st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 8, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to John W. Trager, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Consenvoye, France, October 8, 1918. Upon their own initiative, Lieutenant Trager, who was on duty as transportation officer, and another officer, crossed the Meuse River to reconnoiter a supply route. They were fired on by two enemy machine-guns, but disregarding the heavy machine-gun and shell fire they advanced on the enemy positions and captured the two machine guns, together with 31 Austrian prisoners.
General Orders No. 46, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Peoria, IL

TRAHERN, ROY D.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company D, 112th Infantry Regiment, 28th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 7, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Roy D. Trahern, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Chatel- Chehery, France, October 7, 1918. After his platoon had been forced to retire from the crest of the hill beyond Chatel-Chehery, Sergeant Trahern exposed himself to heavy machine-gun fire and went back 200 yards toward the enemy to the aid of a severely wounded comrade. Being unable to move the man alone, he called for assistance and later, with the help of another, he carried the wounded man to a place of safety.
General Orders No. No. 11, W.D., 1921
Home Town: Wilson, OK

TRAVERS, HUGH P., JR.
Private, 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 Hugh P. Travers, Jr., Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Mezy, France, July 15, 1918. Early on the morning of July 15, Private Travers was wounded while the Germans were attempting to force a passage of the Marne, but remained at his post. Later in the day he was again wounded, but refused to leave and continued on duty until the engagement was over.
General Orders No. 32, W.D., 1919
Home Town: New York, NY

TRAVERS, PATRICK
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company H, 165th Infantry Regiment, 42d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 6, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Patrick Travers, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Sedan, France, November 6, 1918. Without assistance, Corporal Travers advanced on an enemy's sniper's post and successfully made prisoners of the entire crew, which included one officer, only being able to take the latter after a brief struggle. His action prevented a flanking fire on his platoon and aided greatly in their rapid advance.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Brooklyn, NY

*TREADWAY, WOLCOTT W.
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 Wolcott W. Treadway, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Soissons, France, July 19, 1918. By exceptional bravery, Second Lieutenant Treadway aroused the admiration of his command, inspired his men by his example, and carried them forward in the face of heavy fire to their objective before he fell, mortally wounded.
General Orders No. No. 100, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Ludlow, MA

TREKAUSKAS, TONY A.
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 Tony A. Trekauskas, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Soissons, France, July 20, 1918. Although severely wounded in the leg by machine-gun fire, Sergeant Trekauskas refused to go to the rear, bandaged his own wound, and advanced with his platoon until its final objective was reached.
General Orders No. 15, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Cincinnati, OH

TRERISE, BENJAMIN E.
First Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company F, 308th Infantry Regiment, 77th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 4 & 15, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Benjamin E. Trerise, First Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Binarville, France, October 4, 1918, and near St. Juvin, France, October 15, 1918. During an attack in the Argonne Forest, October 4, 1918, Sergeant Trerise was wounded in five places by shrapnel. Although in need of medical attention, he refused to be evacuated but remained steadying his men and holding his unit intact. On October 15, after two attempts at rescue of a wounded man had failed, he advanced through heavy enemy fire and brought the wounded man to shelter.
General Orders No. No. 27, W.D., 1920
Home Town: New York, NY

*TRESTRAIL, FREDERICK J.
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
113th Infantry Regiment, 29th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 11, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Frederick J. Trestrail, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action north of Verdun, France, October 11, 1918. When the advance of his company was checked by terrific enfilading fire from machine-guns, Lieutenant Trestrail halted his men and with great coolness ascended a hill to ascertain the location of the enemy machine- gun nests. He had barely reached the top of the hill when he was killed by an exploding shell.
General Orders No. 1, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Jersey City, NJ

TREW, RALPH T.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company K, 145th Infantry Regiment, 37th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 4, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Ralph T. Trew, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Hearne, Belgium, October 4, 1918. Volunteering to construct a footbridge across the Scheldt River, Sergeant Trew crossed the stream in plain view of the enemy, under violent machine-gun fire, and, after the bridge had been completed, returned and led the first detachment of his regiment across.
General Orders No. 59, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Cleveland, OH

TRIMBLE, DANA N.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company B, 1st Engineers, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 20, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Dana N. Trimble, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Soissons, France, July 20, 1918. Sergeant Trimble volunteered and obtained the consent of his company commander to recover wounded men from an exposed area in front of the line. He went through a violent bombardment in the performance of this duty three times and stopped only when he had been severely wounded.
General Orders No. 15, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Ipswich, MA

TRIMMER, LEE
Private, U.S. Army
Headquarters Company, 16th Infantry Regiment, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 7, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Lee Trimmer, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Villers-devant-Mouzon, France, November 7, 1918. After being relieved from duty as a cart driver at his own request, Private Trimmer volunteered and made individual patrols. He located two machine-guns by exposing himself and drawing their fire. His exceptional bravery resulted in the destruction of a machine-gun and the dispersion of its crew.
General Orders No. 32, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Lawrenceburg, TN

TRIPLETT, NATHANIEL C.
Mechanic, U.S. Army
Company F, 146th Infantry Regiment, 37th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 27 - 28, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Nathaniel C. Triplett, Mechanic, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Montfaucon, France, September 27 - 28, 1918. Mechanic Triplett was a member of a patrol which encountered severe hostile machine-gun fire. He assisted in getting several wounded men to cover and administered first aid until his supply of bandages was exhausted. Returning to company headquarters across a field swept by artillery fire, he secured more bandages, came back with them to his comrades, and resumed his first aid work. On the following day Mechanic Triplett again displayed exceptional courage under machine-gun and shell fire by carrying a wounded officer to safety.
General Orders No. 44, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Akron, OH

TROSKA, CHARLES P.
(First Award)
Private, U.S. Army
Company B, 16th Infantry Regiment, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 21, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Charles P. Troska, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action south of Soissons, France, July 21, 1918. Private Troska carried a message through a wood occupied by the enemy to a company which had become separated from its battalion. His deed permitted the coordinating of the attacking units.
General Orders No. No. 35, W.D., 1920
Home Town: Genou, MT
Other Award: Distinguished Service Cross w/OLC (WWI)

TROSKA, CHARLES P.
(Second Award)
Private, U.S. Army
Company B, 16th Infantry Regiment, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 11, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Charles P. Troska, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Fleville, France, October 11, 1918. In the attack on Hill 272, after other runners had been killed in the attempt to deliver a message to two attacking companies, Private Troska voluntarily carried and delivered the message, thus again effecting the proper coordination of the attack units of the battalion.
General Orders No. No. 35, W.D., 1920
Home Town: Genou, MT
Other Award: Distinguished Service Cross (WWI)

*TROTTER, AUGUSTUS M.
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
7th Infantry Regiment, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: June 21, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Augustus M. Trotter, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Belleau Wood, France, June 21, 1918. Lieutenant Trotter gallantly led his platoon through heavy machine-gun fire in an attack on a strongly fortified enemy position. His platoon suffered heavy casualties, but he pushed forward until shot down near the enemy position.
General Orders No. 60, W.D., 1920
Home Town: Camden, SC

TROWER, STALLARD
First Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company I, 16th Infantry Regiment, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 21, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Stallard Trower, First Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Soissons, France, July 21, 1918. After all of his officers had been killed or wounded First Sergeant Trower assumed command of the company, and with exceptional bravery and courage kept continually pressing on and engaging the enemy.
General Orders No. No. 125, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Harrodsburg, KY

TRUTKO, ALEXANDER
Private, U.S. Army
Company M, 18th Infantry Regiment, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 18 - 22, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Alexander Trutko, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Soissons, France, July 18 - 22, 1918. Private Trutko repeatedly carried messages across areas swept by artillery and machine-gun fire. Due in part to his individual gallantry, his company commander was able to maintain communication at all times during this operation.
General Orders No. 72, W.D., 1920
Home Town: Chicago, IL

TRYON, JEREMIAH
Private, U.S. Army
Company C, 102d Infantry Regiment, 26th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: April 20, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Jeremiah Tryon, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action during the Seicheprey engagement on the morning of April 20, 1918. Private Tryon displayed unusual daring and courage when, under heavy artillery fire, he climbed out of his trench in the front line onto the top and killed a sniper, who was pouring a destructive fire into our trenches.
General Orders No. 99, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Saybrook, CT

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

*TUCKER, LOUIS J.
Private, U.S. Army
Company K, 102d Infantry Regiment, 26th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 23 - 27, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Louis J. Tucker, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action in the Bois d'Ormont, France, October 23 - 27, 1918. Private Tucker bravely volunteered to carry an important message to the battalion commander at a critical juncture, and, in attempting to pass through a terrific enemy barrage, was instantly killed by shell fire.
General Orders 87, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Memphis, TN

TUCKER, MARION C.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company L, 328th Infantry Regiment, 82d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 12, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Marion C. Tucker, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Sommerance, France, October 12, 1918. While being carried unconscious to a dressing station, after having been wounded, Sergeant Tucker regained consciousness, arose from the stretcher and rejoined his company, Shortly after a gas shell exploded in a dugout where he and other men were taking cover. Although badly gassed, he again refused evacuation, remaining on duty with the company until it was relieved 16 days later.
General Orders No. 46, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Moultrie, GA

TUCKER, ROYAL K.
First Lieutenant (Chaplain), U.S. Army
105th Infantry Regiment, 27th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 29, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Royal K. Tucker, First Lieutenant (Chaplain), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action east of Ronssoy, France, September 29, 1918. During the operations against the Hindenburg line Chaplain Tucker displayed remarkable devotion to duty and courage in caring for the wounded under heavy shell and machine-gun fire. The splendid example set by this officer was an inspiration of the combat troops.
General Orders No. No. 142, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Mobile, AL

TUDURY, HENRY
Private, U.S. Army
Company C, 12th Machine-Gun Battalion, 4th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 18 - 20, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Henry Tudury, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Courchamps, France, July 18 - 20, 1918. Engaged as runner, Private Tudbury made repeated trips through intense shelling and machine-gun fire. On July I8 he was gassed, but bravely continued with his heroic work until he fell exhausted on the 20th.
General Orders No. 46, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Bay St. Louis, MS

TUFTIN, CARL
Private, U.S. Army
Company D, 318th Infantry Regiment, 80th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 4 - 5, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Carl Tuftin, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Sommauthe, France, November 4 - 5, 1918. Private Tuftin volunteered for dangerous outpost service within the enemy line. He worked his way behind enemy machine-guns, was wounded, but refused to leave his post, and, by the skillful use of his automatic rifle, assisted in driving the enemy from their entrenched positions. Private Tuftin refused to leave his post, until the battalion was relieved.
General Orders No. 44, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Clayton, WI

TUKEY, ALLEN A.
Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army
28th Infantry Regiment, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 18 - 19, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Allen A. Tukey, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action during the engagement near Soissons, France, July 18 and 19, 1918. The leadership of Second Lieutenant Tukeyís platoon was exceptionally distinctive by reason of his courage, initiative, and presence of mind. While advancing on the second day of the attack he was wounded, but continued with his command until he had given complete instructions to his platoon sergeant and notified his company commander of the disposition of his guns, after which he was compelled to yield command because of weakness from his injuries.
General Orders No. 99, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Omaha, NE

TUNE, HORACE R.
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
60th Infantry Regiment, 5th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 1, 6, & 10, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Horace R. Tune, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Clery-le-Grand, France, November 1, November 6 and November 10, 1918. On the morning of November 1, Lieutenant Tune personally led an attack against an enemy machine-gun nest, killing one of the enemy, wounding one, and taking four prisoners. On November 6, he went far in advance of his company, and with two other men, killed a sniper in a building in the village of Marvaux. On November 10, he led the remnants of his company in clearing the Bois-de-Juvigny of enemy detachments. In this action, Lieutenant Tune killed one of the enemy with a rifle and assisted in the capture of five prisoners.
General Orders 64, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Shelbyville, TN

*TURANO, JOHN
Private, U.S. Army
Company I, 23d Infantry Regiment, 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 1, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to John Turano, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Vaux, France, July 1, 1918. Attempting to bring to shelter his captain, who was lying wounded and exposed to fire, Private Turano was himself killed, thereby sacrificing his life in an effort to rescue his commanding officer.
General Orders No. 99, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Worcester, MA

TURBEVILLE, WILLIAM JAMES
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Company E, 118th Infantry Regiment, 30th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 30, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to William James Turbeville, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Bellicourt, France, September 30, 1918. Private Tuberville, a battalion runner, displayed exceptional courage and disregard for personal danger in making three trips with important messages through heavy enemy machine-gun and shell fire.
General Orders 87, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Lexington, SC

TURKOPP, CARL F.
Corporal, U.S. Army
308th Trench Mortar Battery, 158th Field Artillery Brigade, 83d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 23, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Carl F. Turkopp, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Brabant-sur-Meuse, France, October 23, 1918. During the offensive operations in the Boissois Bois, Corporal Turkopp, although wounded by shell fire and knocked down by concussion, returned to his gun and continued to fire. So great was his exhaustion, that it was necessary for him to be supported while doing his work.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Columbus, OH

*TURLEY, CLARENCE L.
Corporal, 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 Clarence L. Turley, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Juvigny, north of Soissons, France, August 30, 1918. In attack by his company Corporal Turley gave proof of unusual gallantry and courage by fearlessly going out under heavy machine-gun and artillery fire to give aid and carry back the wounded. He was himself seriously wounded while engaged in this work.
General Orders No. 20, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Pasco, WA

TURNER, BEN E.
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
112th Infantry Regiment, 28th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: August 27, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Ben E. Turner, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Fismette, France, August 27, 1918. When the enemy attack preceded by very heavy barrage, had broken through and forced a retirement over the Vesle, Lieutenant Turner, himself wounded and under enemy fire from front and flanks directed the retirement of his men, while he alone covered their withdrawal over the river with an automatic rifle, crossing after the last man was safely over.
General Orders 98, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Kahoka, MO

*TURNER, CHARLES W.
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
308th Infantry Regiment, 77th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 6, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Charles W. Turner, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Binarville, France, October 6, 1918. Surrounded by enemy machine-guns and snipers, and under heavy shell fire, Lieutenant Turner refused to surrender, but held his position with extraordinary heroism and total disregard for his own life until he and all his detachment were killed.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Brooklyn, NY

TURNER, DENNIS C.
Captain, U.S. Army
30th Infantry Regiment, 4th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 15, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Dennis C. Turner, Captain, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Mezy, France, July 15, 1918. Although completely surrounded and his ammunition exhausted, Captain (then lieutenant) Turner refused to surrender. Assembling his platoon of about 18 men, he made a dash for our lines, through the enemy's machine-gun and rifle fire, and by taking advantage of all available cover and grenades and ammunition, found on the way, succeeded in joining our troops.
General Orders No. 32, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Charlotte, NC

TURNER, HENRY D.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company B, 10th Machine-Gun Battalion, 4th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 23, August 9, September 29, & October 6, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Henry D. Turner, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Le Vallee, France, July 23; near St. Thibaut, France, August 9, 1918. near the Bois-de-Septsarges, France, September 29, 1918, and near the Bois-de-Fays, France, October 6, 1918. Sergeant Turner, a runner, repeatedly went out under shell and machine-gun fire to maintain liaison between units, frequently volunteering for especially hazardous missions. After other runners had been killed, he rendered valuable service by repeatedly crossing dangerous areas in order to maintain communications.
General Orders 66, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Fairfield, IL

*TURNER, JAMES A.
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
318th Infantry Regiment, 80th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 2 - 3, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to James A. Turner, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Buzancy, France, November 2 - 3, 1918. After having been severely wounded during the night of November 2, 1918, First Lieutenant Turner continued in command of his company. Despite his wound, he led his company in the attack the following day, when he was killed by an enemy shell. He set an example of fearlessness and bravery to his men.
General Orders No. 59, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Chicago, IL

TURNER, JOSEPH W.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company D, 118th Infantry Regiment, 30th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 11, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Joseph W. Turner, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Vaux Andigny, France, October 11, 1918. Sergeant Turner volunteered and carried an automatic rifle to an advantageous position far in advance of his own line, and maintained an effective fire on the enemy until his gun was put out of action and he was wounded in both hands and forced to retire. Before going to the rear he gave full and valuable information regarding the enemy's position to his officers.
General Orders No. 50, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Enoree, SC

TURNER, OTIS E.
Private, U.S. Army
Company M, 117th Infantry Regiment, 30th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 18, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Otis E. Turner, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Busigny, France, October 18, 1918. When his platoon was held up by an enemy machine-gun post, Private Turner, with another soldier, took their automatic rifle, rushed 50 yards through intense fire, skillfully placed the rifle in position, and opened fire.
General Orders No. No. 133, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Belville Island, IA

TURNER, RAY C.
Private, U.S. Army
101st Ambulance Company, 101st Sanitary Train, 26th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 26, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Ray C. Turner, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Saulx, France, September 26, 1918. Under intense bombardment Private Turner volunteered to go forward with a sergeant to rescue a number of seriously wounded soldiers. While they were engaged in this heroic work Private Turner was wounded and his companion killed by an exploding shell. After receiving first aid he immediately resumed his duties and remained at the front until the advanced station was closed.
General Orders No. 21, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Danville, IL

*TURRENTINE, HERBERT S.
Private, U.S. Army
Company C, 119th Infantry Regiment, 30th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: August 31, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Herbert S. Turrentine, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Ypres, Belgium, August 31, 1918. After his platoon sergeant and a corporal had been shot while firing an automatic rifle, Private Turrentine ran forward across an open space and picked up the gun, but was instantly killed by sniper fire while attempting to get the automatic gun back into action.
General Orders No. 44, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Winston-Salem, NC

TUTTLE, MELLEN F.
Private, U.S. Army
Company B, 103d Infantry Regiment, 26th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 20, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Mellen F. Tuttle, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action on Hill 190, near Chateau-Thierry, France, July 20, 1918. When all of the men of the automatic-rifle team of which he was a member had been wounded, Private Tuttle voluntarily advanced alone, attacked a number of enemy machine-gun nests which were holding up the advance, and forced the enemy to retreat, thereby making possible the continued forward movement of his detachment.
General Orders No. No. 125, W.D., 1918
Home Town: New Gloucester, ME

TVETEN, HANS L.
Private, U.S. Army
Company K, 362d Infantry Regiment, 91st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 29, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Hans L. Tveten, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Gesnes, France, September 29, 1918. When his company was under fire from two German machine-guns, Private Tveten crept forward alone and put the guns out of action with rifle grenades, capturing single handed four Germans and both machine guns.
General Orders No. 1, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Sand Creek, MT

TWIFORD, ELWOOD
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 Elwood Twiford, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Bellicourt, France, September 29, 1918. Having become separated from the remainder of his squad in a heavy fog, and, being surrounded by several enemy machine- gunners, Private Twiford set up his automatic rifle and within a few minutes killed or captured all of the enemy near him.
General Orders 87, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Dare County, NC

TWISS, JULIUS I.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Headquarters Company, 102d Infantry Regiment, 26th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 26, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Julius I. Twiss, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Marcheville, France, September 26, 1918. During the counter attack on Marcheville, Sergeant Twiss became separated from his command. Under terrific artillery and machine-gun fire, he voluntarily gathered together a few scattered men and organized a point of defense, showing coolness, bravery, and judgment which materially assisted in the success of the counter attack.
General Orders No. 15, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Hartford, CT

TYDINGS, MILLARD E.
Major, U.S. Army
111th Machine-Gun Battalion, 29th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 10 & 23, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Millard E. Tydings, Major, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action north of Verdun, France, in October 1918. On October 10, 1918, north of Samogeux, France, with utter disregard for his own personal safety, Major Tydings made a personal reconnaissance and located the enemy lines. He also assisted in the capture of three prisoners, one machine gun and 1 minenwerfer, all of which were returned to our liens. On October 23, 1918, in the attack on Etrayes Ridge, he again displayed exceptional gallantry in making personal reconnaissances and in maintaining liaison between the units of his battalion although he was frequently under severe enemy artillery fire. His continued personal reconnaissance of front-line positions made possible an effective disposal of machine guns and artillery in support of the efforts of the Infantry to advance which contributed in a large measure to the success of the brigade with which his command was operating. The heroic personal conduct displayed by Major Tydings was an inspiration to all the officers and men of his command.
General Orders No. 7, W.D., 1929
Home Town: Havre de Grace, MD

 

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 UCAC, JOSEPH
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Company A, 308th Infantry Regiment, 77th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 27, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Joseph Ucac, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Binarville, France, September 27, 1918. Returning to the line after being wounded by a hand grenade the previous day, Private Ucac persistently requested to be allowed to assist stretcher bearers in the removal of the wounded. While performing this heroic mission, constantly subjected to treacherous machine-gun and artillery fire, he was again wounded.
General Orders No. 35, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Brooklyn, NY

UNDERWOOD, DAVID H.
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Company B, 126th Infantry Regiment, 32d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: August 6, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to David H. Underwood, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Fismes, France, August 6, 1918. With exceptional courage Private Underwood went out under heavy fire from enemy machine-guns and snipers and rescued a wounded runner who had strayed into the enemy's lines by mistake.
General Orders 66, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Tecumeseh, MI

UPTON, LA ROY S.
Colonel, U.S. Army
9th Infantry Regiment, 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 18 - 19, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to La Roy S. Upton, Colonel, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Soissons, France, July 18 - 19, 1918. Colonel Uptonís regiment having suffered heavy casualties in its first attack on July I8, 1918, and he having received orders to attack a second time, Colonel Upton reformed his command and conducted the second attack in person, until stopped by darkness. His line being broken by a gap in its center, all of his battalion commanders being killed or wounded, and all of his reserves being in the thinly held line, he established his command post on the extreme front at the right of the gap and remained there for 24 hours under steady and intense artillery bombardment and machine-gun fire, holding his position until his regiment was relieved. his presence and his example of fearlessness inspired his weakened line thus to guard the unprotected flank of the whole advance and beat off a violent counterattack.
General Orders No. No. 132, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Big Rapids, MI

*UPTON, THOMAS A.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company B, 104th Infantry Regiment, 26th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 21, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Thomas A. Upton, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Belleau, France, July 21, 1918. Corporal Upton voluntarily crossed a zone swept by machine-gun and shell fire to aid wounded soldiers and was killed.
General Orders No. 32, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Salem, MA

URSPRUNG, RUDULPH S.
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
145th Infantry Regiment, 37th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 1, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Rudulph S. Ursprung, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Eyne, Belgium, November 1, 1918. Seeing a wounded soldier lying 150 yards in front of the line, after his company had withdrawn to a more secure position, Lieutenant Ursprung crawled through heavy fire and administered first aid to him. He then picked up the wounded man, carried him across the open, wading a canal through water waist deep, and succeeded in taking him to a place of safety.
General Orders No. 59, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Berea, OH

 

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 VAIL, ROBERT M.
Major, U.S. Army
108th Machine-Gun Battalion, 28th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 5, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Robert M. Vail, Major, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Villette, France, September 5, 1918. During the crossing of the Vesle River Major Vail expedited the construction of bridges by his advice and assistance. He personally cut a passageway through enemy barbed wire along the river and then led his troops through this opening. When the officers of a supporting infantry company had been killed and the men were falling back in confusion. Major Vail kept his forces intact 1,200 yards in front of any infantry support, holding the position until reinforced by an infantry unit.
General Orders No. 44, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Scranton, PA

VALENTINE, AARON F.
Private, U.S. Army
Company A, 344th Machine-Gun Battalion, 90th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 15, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Aaron F. Valentine, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near St. Marie Valley, France, September 15, 1918. When his company was held up by a German machine-gun nest, located in a tree, Private Valentine rushed alone into an exposed position, set up his machine gun, regardless of the intense fire from the nest, killed the gunner, and put the nest out of action, thereby making the continued advance of the company possible.
General Orders No. 50, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Madison, OK

VALLANCE, SAMUEL HYATT (AKA: SAMUEL V. H. DANZIG)
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
8th Machine-Gun Battalion, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 14 - 15, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Samuel Hyatt Vallance, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action under the name Samuel V. H. Danzig. (See alias for citation)
Home Town: , Unknown

*VALLELY, FRANCIS P.
Private, U.S. Army
Battery E, 6th Field Artillery, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: April 27, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Francis P. Vallely, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Coullemell, France, on April 27, 1918. Under a heavy bombardment, Private Vallely voluntarily went to the assistance of other soldiers who had been buried in a dugout by enemy shell fire, and was killed while engaged in this heroic action.
General Orders No. No. 100, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Pratt City, AL

VALLEY, ISAAC
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company M, 370th Infantry Regiment, 93d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 22, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Isaac Valley, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Vraincourt, France on July 22, 1918. When a hand grenade was dropped among a group of soldiers in a trench and when he might have saved himself by flight, Corporal Valley attempted to cover it with his foot and thereby protect his comrades. In the performance of this brave act he was severely wounded.
General Orders No. No. 101, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Gerard, KS

VAN ALLEN, CLARENCE R.
Private, U.S. Army
Company L, 372d Infantry Regiment, 93d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 28, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Clarence R. Van Allen, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Bussy Farm. France, September 28, 1918. Private Van Allen, unassisted, rushed an enemy machine-gun, putting it out of action and capturing three prisoners.
General Orders No. 13, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Boston, MA

VAN BUREN, GEORGE
Private, U.S. Army
Company I, 16th Infantry Regiment, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 4, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to George Van Buren, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Fleville, France, October 4, 1918. Private Van Buren continued to advance after being seriously wounded until he fainted from exhaustion. After recovering consciousness, he again joined his company and assisted in repelling a counterattack in which he received a fourth wound, remaining on duty until he was ordered evacuated.
General Orders No. 32, W.D., 1919
Home Town: San Francisco, CA

VAN DE GRAFF, COLEMAN H.
Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army
15th Field Artillery, 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 21, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Coleman H. Van De Graff, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Villemontoire, France, July 21, 1918. On duty with the infantry as liaison officer, Lieutenant Van De Graff displayed marked courage in passing through an enemy artillery barrage several times, in carrying information to his battalion commander and administering aid to wounded men under heavy shell fire.
General Orders 98, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Tuscaloosa, AL

VAN DUZER, EDWIN T.
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Company K, 308th Infantry Regiment, 77th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: August 22, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Edwin T. Van Duzer, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Ville Savoye, France, August 22, 1918. Private Van Duzer was a member of a combat-liaison group which was attacked by liquid fire. Although severely burned, he alone charged the flame thrower and put him out of action, after which he reassembled his men and continued on duty until relieved.
General Orders No. 35, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Brooklyn, NY

VAN DYNE, JOHN A.
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 John A. Van Dyne, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Ronssoy, France, September 29, 1918. Private Van Dyne, a runner, displayed notable courage in carrying messages through heavy artillery and machine gun fire.
General Orders 98, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Geneva, NY

VAN GUNDAY, BEN
Private, U.S. Army
Company F, 115th Infantry Regiment, 29th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 8 & 16, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Ben Van Gunday, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Bois-de-Consenvoye, France, October 8, and Bois-de-Grande Montagne, France, October 16, 1918. During the entire action Private Van Gunday operated his automatic rifle with great effect against extremely heavy odds, aiding the advance of his platoon, killing may of the enemy, and assisting in the capture of many more. He repeatedly exposed himself to draw the enemy fire so that he could better operate his gun.
General Orders No. 44, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Wyandotte, OK

VAN HART, JOHN A.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company G, 113th Infantry Regiment, 29th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 10 - 25, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to John A. Van Hart, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Molleville Farm, France, October 10 - 25, 1918. Attached to the Battalion Scouts, Sergeant Van Hart repeatedly went out on dangerous patrols, secured valuable information, assisted in first-aid work, carried litters, rations, and water, and voluntarily made numerous trips through artillery and machine-gun fire with important messages.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Elizabeth, NJ

VAN HOY, JAMES L.
Private, U.S. Army
Company D, 118th Infantry Regiment, 30th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 11, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to James L. Van Hoy, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Vaux Andigny, France, October 11, 1918. When his company was caught in a barrage, Private Van Hoy volunteered and carried a message to battalion headquarters, under direct observation by the enemy, through gas and terrific machine-gun and shell fire.
General Orders 87, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Laurens, SC

VAN OOSTENBRUGGE, HORACE B.
Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army
109th Infantry Regiment, 28th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 6, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Horace B. Van Oostenbrugge, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Villette, France, September 6, 1918. Being the only officer with his company, Second Lieutenant Van Oostenbrugge continued in command for 30 hours after being severely wounded, constantly encouraging his men and setting an example of coolness and heroism. It was only after being wounded a second time that he consented to be evacuated.
General Orders 71, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Schenectady, NY

*VAN VORIS, HOWARD H.
Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army
364th Infantry Regiment, 91st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 30 - 31, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Howard H. Van Voris, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Waereghem, Belgium, October 30 - 31, 1918. As battalion intelligence officer, Lieutenant Van Voris on the night before the engagement was tireless in his efforts to maintain liaison on the flanks of his battalion. The next day, against the advice of senior officers, he made repeated reconnaissance of the front lines in the face of heavy shell and machine-gun fire. Penetrating beyond the infantry lines on one of these patrols, Lieutenant Van Voris was killed by machine-gun fire.
General Orders No. 15, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Sites, ID

VAN YORX, VICTOR
Private, U.S. Army
Company K, 165th Infantry Regiment, 42d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 28, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Victor Van Yorx, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Villers- sur-Fere, France, July 28, 1918. Though severely wounded in the ankle, Private Van Yorx refused to leave the field of battle, and next day made the attack on the heights north of the River Ourcq, remaining with his company until again wounded.
General Orders No. 99, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Mount Vernon, NY

VANDER VEEN, THOMAS
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Company C, 11th Machine-Gun Battalion, 4th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 10 - 13, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Thomas Vander Veen, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Nantillois, France, October 10 - 13, 1918. As company liaison agent, Private First Class Vander Veen maintained continual contact between his company commander and the battalion Post Commander, repeatedly exposing himself to artillery, machine-gun and sniper's fire to deliver important messages. On one occasion it was necessary for him to pass through the German and our own barrages, but he accomplished this mission fearlessly, showing marked personal bravery.
General Orders 87, W.D., 1919
Home Town: San Fernando, CA

VANN, JOHN C.
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
47th Infantry Regiment, 4th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: August 7, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to John C. Vann, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Bazoches, France, August 7, 1918. Lieutenant Vann concealed the fact that he was wounded and led the advance platoon of his company to their objectives despite heavy losses. He remained with his command, displaying the highest leadership and courage, until he was wounded a second time.
General Orders No. 46, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Columbus, GA

VAN'T HOF, BERNARD
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
168th Infantry Regiment, 42d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 28, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Bernard Van't Hof, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action northeast of Chateau-Thierry, France, July 28, 1918. First Lieutenant Vanít Hof directed his platoon so skillfully in attack near Sergy and conducted himself with such bravery and fearlessness that his men captured six machine-guns from the Prussian Guards and took 25 prisoners, which guns were then used with effect in driving the enemy from their positions.
General Orders No. 59, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Grand Rapids, MI

VARNER, ANDREW H.
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Company D, 119th Infantry Regiment, 30th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 29, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Andrew H. Varner, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Bellicourt, France. September 29, 1918. Seeing that a wounded companion had been abandoned by stretcher bearers because of intense shelling, Private First Class Varner took two enemy prisoners, and, going out with them for 75 yards through heavy fire, rescued the wounded soldier.
General Orders 81, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Thomasville, NC

*VARNEY, KIT R.
Captain, U.S. Army
301st Battalion, Tank Corps, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 29, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Kit R. Varney, Captain, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Ronssoy, France, September 29, 1919. When a dense fog and a smoke barrage had made visibility so poor that it was difficult to get his tanks into action, Captain Varney personally led his machines on foot several hundred yards in advance of the first wave of infantry, in the face of deadly artillery and machine-gun fire. He thus enabled his tanks to maintain their direction and cleared a path for the infantry, but in accomplishing this heroic task he was killed.
General Orders No. 32, W.D., 1919
Home Town: San Francisco, CA

VAUGHAN, JOE H.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company E, 119th Infantry Regiment, 30th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 18, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Joe H. Vaughan, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Mazinghein, France, October 18, 1918. After several others had failed in the attempt, Sergeant Vaughan crossed ground swept by heavy enemy fire and established liaison with the British unit operating on the flank, volunteering for the mission.
General Orders 81, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Bon Aqua, TN

*VAUGHAN, RICHARD H.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company A, 111th Infantry Regiment, 28th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: August 9 - 13, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Richard H. Vaughan, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Fismette, France, August 9 - 13, 1918. Although he had been severely gassed and had received a scalp wound from shrapnel on August 9, 1918, Sergeant Vaughan refused to be evacuated, and after having his wound dressed continued to command his platoon for four days until relieved. By his bravery and encouragement to his men he exemplified the highest qualities of leadership.
General Orders No. 16, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Royersford, PA

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

*VEDILAGO, JOSEPH
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company A, 308th Infantry Regiment, 77th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 28, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Joseph Vedilago, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Binarville, France, September 28, 1918. Corporal Vedilago crawled from his shelter to get an automatic rifle, after the members of the rifle team had been killed or wounded, and, with this weapon, continued in the advance until he was killed by shell fragments.
General Orders No. 32, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Jamaica, NY

VEDRAL, ANTHONY
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company D, 28th Infantry Regiment, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 9, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Anthony Vedral, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Verdun, France, October 9, 1918. Assuming command of the platoon, Sergeant Vedral led it forward to its objective. When he arrived at the line, he found that his company had been cut off by the enemy barrage. He therefore consolidated his position with the few men he commanded and held it for 18 hours under most terrific bombardment.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Detroit, MI

VER MEHREN, HUBERT
Sergeant First Class, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 7th Engineers, 5th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 8 - 10, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Hubert Ver Mehren, Sergeant First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Brandeville, France, November 8 - 10, 1918. On November 8 and November 10, Sergeant Ver Mehren showed utter disregard for his own personal danger in giving first aid to wounded and carrying them to a place of safety, under intense machine-gun and shell fire.
General Orders No. 44, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Omaha, NE

VERBEKE, REMI
Private, U.S. Army
Company D, 118th Infantry Regiment, 30th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 26, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Remi Verbeke, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Bellicourt, France, September 26, 1918. After receiving a painful wound in the shoulder Private Verbeke delivered a message to his company headquarters. He then had his wound dressed, returned with another message, through shell fire and under direct observation of the enemy, and reported for continuous duty. He later voluntarily assisted in driving back a strong enemy patrol, and was severely wounded in the encounter.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Climax, MN

VERCOE, STANLEY
Private, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 5th Machine-Gun Battalion, 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 13, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Stanley Vercoe, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Thiaucourt, France, September 13, 1918. In a territory swept by the direct fire of two German batteries, Private Vercoe displayed fearlessness and devotion to duty in giving first aid to the wounded and carrying them to a place of safety.
General Orders No. 35, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Gastra, MI

VERCRUYSSE, JOSEPH (AKA: JOSEPH C. HEMPE)
Private, 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 Joseph Vercruysse, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at St. Juvin, France, October 15, 1918. Private Vercruysse volunteered and carried a message to supporting troops through an intense barrage, displaying courage and persistent devotion to duty. This message was of vital importance in connection with the capture of St. Juvin.
General Orders No. 20, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Oakland, CA

VERDIER, WILLIAM
Private, U.S. Army
109th Machine-Gun Battalion, 28th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: August 12, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to William Verdier, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Fismes, France, August 12, 1918. Seeing a wounded soldier in an ambulance which had broken down while crossing a small bridge, in plain view of the enemy and under heavy artillery fire, Private Verdier went to his rescue, and assisted by another soldier, carried out the wounded man under intense shell fire 14 miles to a dressing station.
General Orders No. No. 130, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Bausman, PA

*VIBBERT, EDWARD T.
Private, 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 Edward T. Vibbert, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Sergy, northeast of Chateau-Thierry, France, July 31, 1918. When his company was obliged to dig in under heavy fire from all arms within 150 yards of the main German line, he was sent with a message from the company commander to the chief of a front-line platoon. In endeavoring to accomplish his mission this soldier was mortally wounded. Lying on the ground he yelled "Message," attracted the attention of the platoon leader, and with his dying breath delivered the message he bore.
General Orders No. No. 117, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Corunna, MI

VIDA, FRANK J.
First 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 Frank J. Vida, First Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Ronssoy. France, September 29 - 30, 1918. After all his company officers had been killed or wounded First Sergeant Vida took command, despite the fact that he, too, had been wounded. He succeeded in capturing part of the Hindenburg line and holding it against several strong counterattacks, remaining with his company and refusing to go to the rear for medical treatment until it was relieved.
General Orders No. 44, W.D., 1919
Home Town: New York, NY

VIDMER, GEORGE
Colonel, U.S. Army
306th Infantry Regiment, 77th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 27 & October 14, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to George Vidmer, Colonel, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Zube, France, September 27, 1918, and St. Juvin, France, October 14, 1918. By his personal presence, example and determination Colonel Vidmer repulsed strong counterattacks and drove the enemy from important positions north of Zube. On October 14 he personally directed the attack of his unit and carried it forward to a successful conclusion under heavy machine-gun, rifle, and artillery fire.
General Orders 64, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Mobile, AL

VIEIRA, HENRY
Private, U.S. Army
Company M, 9th Infantry Regiment, 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 18, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Henry Vieira, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action south of Soissons, France, July 18, 1918, During the attack and advance on July 18, 1918, and after all the runners had been killed or wounded, Private Vieria volunteered to carry messages through heavy machine-gun and shell fire. He succeeded in this undertaking, thereby keeping up vitally important communication with regimental headquarters.
General Orders No. No. 117, W.D., 1918
Home Town: New Bedford, MA

*VIGILETTRE, MICHAEL
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 Michael Vigilettre, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Ronssoy, France, September 29, 1918. Private Vigilettre voluntarily exposed himself to bring in wounded soldiers belonging to another organization. Throughout the engagement under constant rifle and machine-gun fire, he courageously treated the wounded, inspiring the combat troops by his example, until killed by a bursting shell.
General Orders No. 21, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Rochester, NY

VINALL, EARL R.
Private, U.S. Army
Company B, 103d Machine-Gun Battalion, 26th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 18 - 24, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Earl R. Vinall, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Belleau, France, July 18 - 24, 1918. On duty as a runner, Private Vinall displayed marked courage in repeatedly passing through heavy machine-gun and artillery barrages throughout five days of action.
General Orders No. 126, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Meredith, NH

VINCENT, JAMES A.
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
Company G, 363d Infantry Regiment, 91st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 27, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to James A. Vincent, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Eclisfontaine, France, September 27, 1918. Returning to the company after being treated for a very severe wound in the neck, First Lieutenant Vincent commanded his platoon, which had been ordered to fall back because of a violent barrage. He volunteered and went forward to the aid of two enlisted men of his platoon who had been seriously wounded. While performing this duty he was again wounded in the knee, but worked his way back to the dressing station, and from there walked a distance of four kilometers to the field hospital.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Berkeley, CA

VINIARSKY, WATZLAW
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 Watzlaw Viniarsky, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action south of Soissons, France, July 18, 1918. With Jerome Buschmau, sergeant, John Rockwell, private. William F. Rockwell, private and Alfred Shimampwski, private, all of the same company, Private Viniarsky distinguished himself by attacking a party of more than 60 Germans and, in an intense and desperate hand-to-hand fight, succeeded in killing 22, men and capturing 40 men and five machine-guns.
General Orders No. 20, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Jersey City, NJ

VINTON, THOMAS W.
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
Company L, 371st Infantry Regiment, 93d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 29 - October 1, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Thomas W. Vinton, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Ardeuil, France, September 29 to October 1, 1918, Painfully wounded in the hand at 11 a.m. and slightly wounded in the hip at 4 p.m., September 29, Lieutenant Vinton continued on duty and ably commanded his platoon until evacuated on October 1, 1918.
General Orders No. 44, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Memphis, TN

VIZENOR, LAWRENCE A.
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Company I, 132d Infantry Regiment, 33d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 8, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Lawrence A. Vizenor, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action in the Bois-du-Fays, France, October 8, 1918. Private Vizenor was a member of a reconnaissance patrol which encountered such intense fire from an enemy machine-gun nest that part of the patrol was driven back. Despite the heavy fire, he and another soldier, with an officer, continued forward and secured the information for which they were sent. The officer was mortally wounded, but Private Vizenor and his comrade silenced the machine-gun nest by effective rifle fire, carried the wounded officer to the rear, and reported their valuable information concerning the enemy's position.
General Orders 98, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Richwood, MN

*VOGEL, ANDREW F.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company C, 320th Infantry Regiment, 80th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 10, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Andrew F. Vogel, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Bois De Ogon, France, October 10, 1918. Crawling on his hands and knees from a place of safety, Sergeant Vogel went to the aid of a wounded comrade, exposed to intense machine-gun fire during the entire exploit. He successfully accomplished his task, but during a later artillery attack he was instantly killed.
General Orders No. 44, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Pittsburgh, PA

VOIGT, RALPH L.
Private, U.S. Army
301st Battalion, Tank Corps, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 17, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Ralph L. Voigt, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Ribeauville, France, October 17, 1918. Although severely wounded by a shell splinter during the attack, Private Voigt continued on duty without revealing his wound. During a halt he assisted in mopping up with the infantry, and again took up the advance, refusing to go to the rear for treatment. When he returned to the rallying point with the crew, he was sent to the hospital.
General Orders No. 32, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Kingston, NY

VOLIVA, JAMES B.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company F, 128th Infantry Regiment, 32d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 7, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to James B. Voliva, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Gesnes, France, October 7, 1918. One of four survivors of a platoon of 41 who attacked Hill 269, Sergeant Voliva, with the three others continued on their mission and held the hill for some time without hope of reinforcements.
General Orders No. No. 47, W.D., 1921
Home Town: Pomona, WA

VOLK, JOSEPH W.
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 Joseph W. Volk, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Grand Pre, France, October 22, 1918. While engaged as runner, Private Volk carried messages to and from advanced positions, and, although wounded, continued through the whole afternoon before his wound was discovered. Even then he volunteered to carry an important message to the front lines, While directing his company commander and a number of wounded through an intense barrage, he successfully forded a river four times, showing, during the entire operations, an utter disregard for personal safety.
General Orders No. 35, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Kingston, NY

*VON KREBS, PAUL
First Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company M, 47th Infantry Regiment, 4th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 29 - 30, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Paul Von Krebs, First Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Sergy, France, July 29 - 30, 1918. Sergeant Von Krebs displayed exceptional bravery in voluntarily carrying wounded men to safety across shell-swept areas. Later he took charge of two platoons, whose officers had become casualties, and reorganized them. Strengthening these with stragglers from other organizations, he led them all into the attack at a critical moment.
General Orders No. No. 55, W.D., 1920
Home Town: Franklin Park, NJ

VONLAND, GEORGE O.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company H, 138th Infantry Regiment, 35th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 6, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to George O. Vonland, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Hilsenfirst, France, July 6, 1918. Just as a raid was about to be launched, Sergeant Vonland assumed command of a section almost demoralized by being deprived of its only officer, led it to its objective, and protected the left flank of the company. Having accomplished this mission he then assisted the wounded back from the enemy trenches despite heavy machine-gun and shell fire. Sergeant Vonland's instant acceptance of the responsibility and gallant conduct in this action demanded exceptional courage and leadership, and were an inspiration to his comrades.
General Orders No. 8, W.D., 1934
Home Town: St. Louis, MO

VOSBURGH, FRED
First Lieutenant (Medical Corps), U.S. Army
116th Infantry (Attached), 29th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 15, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Fred Vosburgh, First Lieutenant (Medical Corps), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Samogneux, France, October 15, 1918. In the attack on the Bois-de-la-Grande Montagne, First Lieutenant Vosburgh accompanied the attacking Infantry, exposing himself to heavy machine-gun fire in order to direct the prompt evacuation of the wounded. After being severely wounded he continued in his efforts until his evacuation was forced by loss of blood.
General Orders No. No. 24, W.D., 1920
Home Town: Standish, NY

VOSBURGH, PHILIP DE M.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company K, 107th Infantry Regiment, 27th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 28, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Philip De M. Vosburgh, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action in the vicinity of Bony, France, September 28, 1918. Sergeant Vosburgh exposed himself to direct observation and fire from the enemy in leaving a place of shelter to go to the assistance of a wounded officer. Upon reaching the officer he was hit in the knee by a machine-gun bullet, causing him to fall back into the trench, dragging the officer with him.
General Orders No. No. 19, W.D., 1920
Home Town: New Brighton, NY

VOSSELER, EDWARD A.
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
60th Infantry Regiment, 5th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 15, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Edward A. Vosseler, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action north of Cunel, France, October 15, 1918. His company being held up by machine-gun fire from the front, Lieutenant Vosseler alone rushed 100 yards ahead of his company, exposed to heavy machine-gun fire, and silenced a machine gun. Although knocked down and slightly wounded by shellfire, he went forward and silenced a second gun, thus enabling his unit to continue the advance.
General Orders No. No. 27, W.D., 1920
Home Town: Brooklyn, NY

VOTAW, LOUIS H.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company B, 360th Infantry Regiment, 90th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 12, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Louis H. Votaw, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action in the Bois-le-Pretre, France, September 12, 1918. Although he was wounded in the body early in the action and later received another wound in the head, Corporal Votaw continued at his post as squad leader until the action was over and then went to the rear only upon orders from his platoon commander.
General Orders No. No. 128, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Beaumont, TX

VROOMAN, VERNON A.
Captain, U.S. Army
311th Infantry Regiment, 78th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 26, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Vernon A. Vrooman, Captain, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Grand Pre, France, October 26, 1918. As adjutant of the 3d Battalion Captain Vrooman volunteered and personally reconnoitered under fire the temporary front-line positions of his battalion for location and ammunition supply, when he returned to the command post and collected materials and all available men to carry them forward and preparatory to the jump off early the next morning. Finding that there were not enough men to carry the needed supplies, Captain Vrooman loaded a wheelbarrow with ammunition and personally wheeled it 3 kilometers under fire to the firing line, where he supervised its distribution. At "H" hour, observing a company in need of assistance he attached himself to it and went over the top to the objective. After the position was consolidated, and knowing the importance of executing liaison between the attacking troops and those in Grand Pre, he went to that town and brought to the battalion command post definite information that our lines had been joined up.
General Orders No. No. 56, W.D., 1922
Home Town: Albany, NY

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