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The Distinguished Service Cross
World War I
 To Foreign Personnel 

 


Australian Recipients

BRADY, VINCENT J.
Lieutenant, Australian Imperial Force
13th Field Artillery Brigade
Date of Action: October 18 - 20, 1918
Citation::
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Vincent J. Brady, Lieutenant, Australian Imperial Force, for extraordinary heroism in action east of Busigny, France, October 18 to 20, 1918. Lieutenant Brady, in command of a forward section of artillery, pushed his guns in advance in close support of the Infantry. In crossing the La Selle River the fire of his guns silenced numerous machine-gun positions and aided the Infantry to advance. This action took place when fighting alongside the American 27th Division.
General Orders No. 60, W.D., 1920
Citizen of the British Commonwealth

CADDY, THOMAS E.
Sergeant, Australian Imperial Force
43d Battalion, 11th Infantry
Date of Action: July 4, 1918
Citation::
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Thomas E. Caddy, Sergeant, Australian Imperial Force, for extraordinary heroism in action at Hamel, Belgium, July 4, 1918. Early in the advance his company was held up by fire from a machine-gun post. Sergeant Caddy with great bravery charged the position, bayoneted the crew, thus enabling his company to advance. This action took place when fighting alongside the American 27th Division.
General Orders No. 60, W.D., 1920
Citizen of the British Commonwealth

ERRINGTON, ARTHUR
Sergeant, Australian Imperial Force
32d Battalion, 5th Division
Date of Action: September 29, 1918
Citation::
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Arthur Errington, Sergeant, Australian Imperial Force, for extraordinary heroism in action near Bellicourt, France, September 29, 1918. When his company was halted by machine-gun fire, Sergeant Errington with two comrades rushed the enemy position and captured the machine gun. Later the same day he rushed a second machine gun, capturing the gun and killing three of the crew. This action took place in conjunction with the attack of the 30th U.S. Division.
General Orders No. 68, W.D., 1920
Citizen of the British Commonwealth

HILL, JOHN H.
Lieutenant, Australian Imperial Force
50th Battalion, 13th Infantry
Date of Action: September 29, 1918
Citation::
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to John H. Hill, Lieutenant, Australian Imperial Force, for extraordinary heroism in action northwest of Bony, France, September 29, 1918. While attached to a battalion of the 107th American Infantry, Lieutenant Hill assisted in forming the men for the attack and gallantly led them forward until he was severely wounded in the leg.
General Orders No. 60, W.D., 1920
Citizen of the British Commonwealth

MORISSET, VAUX L.
Captain, Australian Imperial Force
31st Battalion, 5th Division
Date of Action: September 29, 1918
Citation::
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Vaux L. Morisset, Captain, Australian Imperial Force, for extraordinary heroism in action at Nauroy, France, September 29, 1918. During the advance following the capture of Bellicourt, Captain Morisset, acting battalion adjutant, observed that flanking troops had failed to advance, leaving a gap in the line. On his own initiative, he gathered several detachments of troops under heavy machine-gun fire and deployed them, covering the threatened gap. His prompt and courageous conduct contributed to the success of the operations in which the 30th U.S. Division was engaged.
General Orders No. 68, W.D., 1920
Citizen of the British Commonwealth

PADGETT, JOHN R.
Lance-Corporal, Australian Imperial Force
44th Battalion, 11th Infantry
Date of Action: September 29, 1918
Citation::
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to John R. Padgett, Lance-Corporal, Australian Imperial Force, for extraordinary heroism in action in the attack on the Hindenburg Line, September 29, 1918. When an enemy grenade fell amongst his section, Lance-Corporal Padgett picked it up and threw it back toward the enemy. Later he exposed himself to heavy fire in order to carry an American soldier to a place of safety. This action took place when fighting alongside the American 27th Division.
General Orders No. 60, W.D., 1920
Citizen of the British Commonwealth

PARKES, THOMAS
Private, Australian Imperial Force
55th Battalion, 14th Infantry
Date of Action: September 30, 1918
Citation::
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Thomas Parkes, Private, Australian Imperial Force, for extraordinary heroism in action north of Bellicourt, France, September 30, 1918. Private Parkes exposed himself to heavy machine-gun fire in going out in front of our positions and assisting two wounded Americans to a place of safety. This action took place when fighting alongside the American 27th Division.
General Orders No. 60, W.D., 1920
Citizen of the British Commonwealth

RODAKIS, NICHOLAS
Sergeant, British Expeditionary Forces
105th U.S. Infantry, 27th Division (Attached), 4th Battalion, Australian Machine Gun Corps
Date of Action: September 29, 1918
Citation::
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Nicholas Rodakis, Sergeant, British Expeditionary Forces, for extraordinary heroism in action near Ronssoy, France, September 29, 1918, while attached to Machine gun Company, 105th U.S. Infantry, 27th Division, A.E.F. Organizing troops from different units, Sergeant Rodakis exhibited great bravery and dash in leading them into effective combat, inspiring all by his courage and fearlessness.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Citizen of the British Commonwealth

TREWARN, FREDERICK
Private, Australian Imperial Force
5th Machine Gun Battalion
Date of Action: September 29, 1918
Citation::
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Frederick Trewarn, Private, Australian Imperial Force, for extraordinary heroism in action near Bellicourt, France, September 29, 1918. On three different occasions Private Trewarn exposed himself to artillery and machine-gun fire in order to assist wounded to shelter. Later on, when warning was received of an impending enemy counterattack, he displayed great coolness and good judgment under heavy fire in selecting positions for his guns. This action took place when fighting alongside the American 27th Division.
General Orders No. 60, W.D., 1920
Citizen of the British Commonwealth


British Recipients


AUTY, EDWARD W.
Signalar, British Expeditionary Forces
112th Battery, 24th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery
Date of Action: August 30 & 31, 1918
Citation::
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Edward W. Auty, Signalar, British Expeditionary Forces, for extraordinary heroism in action near Vierstraat, Belgium, August 30 and 31, 1918. Signaler Auty accompanied an officer in a daring reconnaissance in advance of our lines. In an encounter with an enemy patrol near Rossignol Wood two of the enemy were captured. This action took place when fighting alongside the American 27th Division.
General Orders No. 60, W.D., 1920
Citizen of the British Commonwealth

BIRKINSHAW, ROBERT S.
Sergeant, British Expeditionary Forces
1st Battalion, Sest Yorkshire Regiment
Date of Action: September 24, 1918
Citation::
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Robert S. Birkinshaw, Sergeant, British Expeditionary Forces, for extraordinary heroism in action at Selency, France, September 24, 1918. Sergeant Birkinshaw repeatedly led attacks against a strongly defended barricade at the entrance to Selency. The ultimate capture of this position was due to the determination and personal gallantry of this noncommissioned officer. This action took place when fighting alongside the American 27th Division.
General Orders No. 60, W.D., 1920
Citizen of the British Commonwealth

CAMERON, CHARLES
Second Corporal (Acting Sergeant), British Army
468th North Midland Field Company, Royal Engineers (Territorial Force), 46th Division
Date of Action: September 29, 1918
Citation::
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Charles Cameron, Second Corporal (Acting Sergeant), British Army, for extraordinary heroism in action on the St. Quentin Canal, France, September 29, 1918. Corporal Cameron was in charge of a party of sappers which advanced with the Infantry. He advanced through heavy fire and on several occasions showed contempt for danger in entering dugouts and tunnels which were suspected of being mined by the enemy. During the advance he attacked and captured an enemy machine gun and six men. This action took place in conjunction with the attack of the 30th U.S. Division.
General Orders No. 68, W.D., 1920
Citizen of the British Commonwealth

DODWELL, THOMAS B.
Second Lieutenant, British Expeditionary Forces
Observer, Royal Air Forces
Date of Action: August 13, 1918
Citation::
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Thomas B. Dodwell, Second Lieutenant, British Expeditionary Forces, for extraordinary heroism in action near Bruges, Belgium, August 13, 1918. This officer and his pilot led two other machines on along photographic mission over the area north of Bruges. Over Thourout they were attacked by six enemy planes. While heavily engaged, Lieutenant Dodwell and his pilot saw one of their machines in difficulty and trying to make our lines with an enemy plane close at its tail. Regardless of their own danger from the remaining planes, they dived to the assistance of the crippled plane. Taking advantage of their preoccupation, several enemy planes attacked from the rear; but, in spite of this rear attack, they drove off the enemy plane and allowed the damaged plane to land within our fines. Half of the tail plane was shot away, but Lieutenant Dodwell climbed along the wing and lay down along the cowling in front of the pilot, enabling the pilot to regain partial control of his machine. When nearing the ground, he crawled back into the cockpit to allow the nose to rise, and the pilot made a safe landing. The presence of mind and cool courage of this officer saved the machine from crashing to the ground.
General Orders No. 44, W.D., 1919
Citizen of the British Commonwealth

FOSTER, PETER
Private, British Expeditionary Forces
5th Battalion, Connaught Rangers
Date of Action: October 11, 1918
Citation::
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Peter Foster, Private, British Expeditionary Forces, for extraordinary heroism in action near Serain, France, October 11, 1918. Private Foster exposed himself to heavy fire in order to locate the positions of enemy machine guns. Later he led a liaison patrol through heavy fire in order to establish communication with the American unit on his right. This action took place when fighting alongside the American 27th Division.
General Orders No. 60, W.D., 1920
Citizen of the British Commonwealth

KESSLER, ALBERT E.
Private, British Expeditionary Forces
11th Battalion, Essex Regiment
Date of Action: October 23, 1918
Citation::
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Albert E. Kessler, Private, British Expeditionary Forces, for extraordinary heroism in action south of Bazuel, France, October 23, 1918. Private Kessler delivered an important message to units of the front lines. En route he was exposed to heavy enemy fire, but he continued until he had accomplished his mission. By his fearless conduct he enabled the companies to take up new positions without delay. This action took place when fighting alongside the American 27th Division.
General Orders No. 60, W.D., 1920
Citizen of the British Commonwealth

LITTLE, WILLIAM B.
Major, British Expeditionary Forces
East Lancashire Regiment, 6th Battalion, Royal Dublin Fusiliers (Attached), 198th Division
Date of Action: October 17, 1918
Citation::
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to William B. Little, Major, British Expeditionary Forces, for extraordinary heroism in action during the Ypres-Lys offensive, October 17, 1918, when closely affiliated with American troops. On one occasion, when Major Little was forming his battalion for the attack, the enemy put down a heavy barrage, inflicting many casualties. Regardless of the heavy enemy fire, this officer reassured his men and then gallantly led them in a successful attack. This action took place when fighting alongside the American 27th Division.
General Orders No. 60, W.D., 1920
Citizen of the British Commonwealth

MCNAMEE, JOHN T.
Captain, British Army
Royal Field Artillery, 1st Battalion, 1st Gas Regiment (Attached), American Expeditionary Forces
Date of Action: July 30 & August 5, 1918
Citation::
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to John T. McNamee, Captain, British Army, for extraordinary heroism in action while attached to the 1st Battalion, 30th Gas Regiment, USA. Volunteering, Captain McNamee led a detachment of Engineers up to the front lines on July 30, 1918, for the purpose of assisting the advance of the infantry with thermite and smoke bombs. That night he led his men through a heavy barrage, exhibiting courage and leadership. For three days and nights he remained with his men in the extreme front line in the Bois Colas, greatly aiding in repulsing enemy counterattacks by laying down barrages of thermite and phosphorus, cleaning out machine-gun nests in the same manner and enabling our infantry to attack behind smoke screens. On August 5 he took another detachment into St. Thibaut and brought ammunition into the village before it was occupied by our infantry and while the enemy patrols were still there. The advance of the infantry across the two rivers, the Ourcq and the Vesle, was greatly facilitated and the lives of many of them saved by the smoke screens which Captain McNamee so successfully prepared. Throughout this entire advance across these two rivers he conducted himself with extraordinary heroism, setting an example to the men of the regiment to which he was attached, constantly exposing himself to danger in making reconnaissance and at the same time shielding his men.
General Orders No. 126, W.D., 1919
Citizen of the British Commonwealth

MUNDAY, WILLIAM T. J.
Lieutenant, British Expeditionary Forces
112th Battery, 24th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery
Date of Action: August 30 & 31, 1918
Citation::
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to William T. J. Munday, Lieutenant, British Expeditionary Forces, for extraordinary heroism in action near Vierstraat, Belgium, August 30 and 31, 1918. While in command of an accompanying gun, Lieutenant Munday advanced in close support of the attack of the 106th American Infantry. With a signaler, he made a daring reconnaissance in advance of our lines and returned with valuable information. In an encounter with an enemy patrol near Rossignol Wood two of the enemy were captured.
General Orders No. No. 50, W.D., 1920
Citizen of the British Commonwealth

RICE, WILFRED
Lieutenant, British Expeditionary Forces
2d Battalion, Durham Light Infantry
Date of Action: October 17, 1918
Citation::
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Wilfred Rice, Lieutenant, British Expeditionary Forces, for extraordinary heroism in action during Ypres-Lys offensive, October 17, 1918. Lieutenant Rice went forward during the advance under a heavy barrage of rifle and machine-gun fire and cut paths in the wire in order to further the advance of his company. Having cut the wire, with two men he rushed a machine-gun position, capturing the gun, and forcing six of the enemy to surrender. This action took place when fighting alongside the American 27th Division.
General Orders No. 60, W.D., 1920
Citizen of the British Commonwealth

UNDERWOOD, ALBERT T.
Lance-Corporal, British Army
5th Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment, Territorial Force, 46th Division
Date of Action: October 11, 1918
Citation::
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Albert T. Underwood, Lance-Corporal, British Army, for extraordinary heroism in action during the attack on Riquerval Woods, France, October 11, 1918. While acting as a platoon scout in advance of his platoon, Corporal Underwood suddenly encountered a post of nine Germans. He fearlessly engaged them until his platoon arrived. His courageous action not only saved his platoon from being ambushed but enabled it to reach its objective with slight loss. This action took place in conjunction with the attack of the 30th U.S. Division.
General Orders No. 68, W.D., 1920
Citizen of the British Commonwealth

WOODCOCK, HUGH
Private, British Expeditionary Forces
9th Service Battalion, Norfolk Regiment, 6th Division, 9th Corps
Date of Action: October 8, 1918
Citation::
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Hugh Woodcock, Private, British Expeditionary Forces, for extraordinary heroism in action near Brancourt, France, October 8, 1918. While acting as a runner to the 30th U.S. Division, Private Woodcock with a companion passed through heavy enemy machine-gun and artillery fire to deliver an important message. His companion was killed, but he continued on and completed his mission, which made possible a successful combined attack with the 30th U.S. Division on a strong enemy position.
General Orders No. 68, W.D., 1920
Citizen of the British Commonwealth

 

French Recipients

*ANDRAL, LOUIS
Lieutenant, French Army
Observer, 284th Escadrille, French Air Service, 3d Army Corps, A.E.F. (Attached)
Date of Action: October 30, 1918
Citation::
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Louis Andral, Lieutenant, French Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Dun-sur-Meuse, France, October 30, 1918. Lieutenant Andral distinguishing himself by his constant bravery and brilliance as an observer. Lieutenant Andral rendered valiant service, flying at times under most hazardous conditions. Many times he returned from low-flying patrols with his machine riddled with bullets. He attacked and drove from its mission an enemy observation plane. In the fight that ensued he proved unequal to such an adversary and was killed.
General Orders No. 50, W.D., 1919
Citizen of France

ARMENGAUD, PAUL F. M.
Major of Air Service, French Army
Assistant Chief of Staff, French Air Service, 1st Army Corps, A.E.F. (Attached)
Date of Action: September 12 - 16, 1918
Citation::
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Paul F. M. Armengaud, Major of Air Service, French Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near St. Mihiel, France, September 12 - 16, 1918. Major Armengaud, acting as Assistant Chief of Staff, Air Service, 1st Army, did display great bravery much beyond that required by his position while acting as observer in an airplane. Each day of the battle in the St. Mihiel salient he flew over the hostile lines through our own and the enemy's artillery and machine-gun fire, observing the enemy air and ground activity and the disposition of our own air forces, thereby bringing back valuable information as to the enemy's dispositions and probable intentions, which materially aided in our subsequent operations.
General Orders No. No. 120, W.D., 1918
Citizen of France

ARTONI, CHARLES
Machine Gunner, French Army
AS. 307, 3d Battalion of Light Tanks, Assault Artillery
Date of Action: October 3 - 8, 1918
Citation::
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Charles Artoni, Machine Gunner, French Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Massif Blanc Mont, France, October 3 - 8, 1918. During attacks by the Second American Division, Gunner Artoni distinguished himself by volunteering twice for hazardous duty; first to take food to the firing line, and later to replace a wounded comrade as liaison agent. His personal courage and coolness under heavy fire was marked.
General Orders No. 126, W.D., 1919
Citizen of France

ASCHLIMAN, PAUL
Sergeant, French Army
Interpreter, Battalion of 19th Train of Military Transports, 1st U.S. Infantry Brigade (Attached), 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: May 3 - 4, 1918
Citation::
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Paul Aschliman, Sergeant, French Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Villers-Tournelle, France, May 3 - 4, 1918. During a particularly intense bombardment of high explosives and gas shells, Sergeant Aschliman went through the town notifying and warning the troops of the presence of gas and directing various elements passing that point; his mission at all times exposing him to this heavy fire.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Citizen of France

BARDOU, HENRI
Brigadier, French Army
308th Company, 3d Battalion of Light Tanks, Assault Artillery
Date of Action: October 8, 1918
Citation::
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Henri Bardou, Brigadier, French Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Massif Blanc Mont, France, October 8, 1918. During an attack by the Second American Division, he displayed marked coolness and bravery in guiding his tank through heavy counter-preparation fire during an approach march. He never hesitated to leave the protection of the tank the better to direct its advance. Later he showed great personal courage in going through heavy shell fire to the rescue of several wounded American soldiers.
General Orders No. 126, W.D., 1919
Citizen of France

BARRE, MARCEL
Private, French Army
308th Company, 3d Battalion of Light Tanks, Assault Artillery
Date of Action: October 3 - 8, 1918
Citation::
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Marcel Barre, Private, French Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Massif Blanc Mont, France October 3 - 8, 1918. During attacks by the Second American Division, Gunner Barre distinguished himself by coolness and courage in leading his tank in the approach march through heavy counter-preparation fire. He brought his tank into position with great skill and later displayed extraordinary personal heroism in going under heavy shell fire to the rescue of American wounded.
General Orders 81, W.D., 1919
Citizen of France

BAURIN, ALBERT
Brigadier, French Army
350th Tank Company, French Tank Corps
Date of Action: October 4, 1918
Citation::
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Albert Baurin, Brigadier, French Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Gesnes, France, October 4, 1918. During the course of an engagement in which the French tanks assisted the American infantry to attack a difficult position, the tank in which Brigadier Baurin was advancing was put out of action and his companion wounded by heavy artillery fire. He continued to assist his comrade in firing until the ammunition was completely exhausted, and then dismounted from the tank and he carried the wounded man to the American line through the intense enemy fire.
General Orders 78, W.D., 1919
Citizen of France

BECQUART, HENRI
Marechal des Logis, French Army
AS. 309, 3d Battalion of Light Tanks, Assault Artillery
Date of Action: October 3 - 8,1918
Citation::
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Henri Becquart, Marechal des Logis, French Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Massif Blanc Mont, France, October 3 - 8, 1918. During successive attacks by the Second American Division, this noncommissioned officer displayed marked courage and coolness. Though wounded, he refused to be evacuated, remaining on duty until the end of the fight. His bravery was an inspiration to those near him.
General Orders 81, W.D., 1919
Citizen of France

BERCEROT, JACQUES
Marechal des Logis, French Army
19th Battery, E.V.N., 70th Regiment, A.L.G.P.
Date of Action: September 1, 1918
Citation::
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Jacques Bercerot, Marechal des Logis, French Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Mortzwiller, Alsace, September 1, 1918. Driving his engine through an area which was subjected to a most intense shelling, Marechal des Logis Bercerot removed to safety nine carloads of ammunition. His exploit was accomplished in spite of damaged rails and constant shell burst, the latter damaging his engine.
General Orders 70, W.D., 1919
Citizen of France

*BERTRAND
Captain, French Army
308th Company, 3d Battalion of Light Tanks, Assault Artillery
Date of Action: October 3, 1918
Citation::
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Bertrand, Captain, French Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Blanc Mont Ridge, France. October 3, 1918. While attached to the Second American Division Captain Bertrand led his company of tanks into the fight under terrific shell and machine-gun fire. He set an example of coolness and bravery to all about him, being conspicuous for his devotion to duty, in the performance of which he was killed by the enemy fire.
General Orders No. 126, W.D., 1919
Citizen of France

BOGLIONE
Marechal des Logis, French Army
3d Battery, 74th Regiment of Artillery, Railway Artillery, A.E.F. (Attached)
Date of Action: October 14, 1918
Citation::
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Boglione, Marechal des Logis, French Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Tavannes, Meuse, France, October 14, 1918. Under heavy shelling Marechal Des Logis Boglione displayed exceptional bravery in extinguishing a fire which threatened the destruction of a powder dump and ammunition car.
General Orders 64, W.D., 1919
Citizen of France

BONNARD, EMILE
Major, French Army
2d Regiment, Colonial Infantry
Date of Action: November 3 - 11, 1918
Citation::
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Emile Bonnard, Major, French Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Meuse River, France, November 3 - 11, 1918. Working in conjunction with an American brigade Major Bonnard led his battalion against determined resistance of the enemy, working his way with great valor to take an important hostile position. He kept constantly in touch with the American commander, thus insuring perfect liaison during the entire operations.
General Orders 62, W.D., 1919
Citizen of France

BOURDU, JOSEPH
Master Gunner, French Army
26th Battery, 208th Regiment, Field Artillery
Date of Action: June 15, 1918
Citation::
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Joseph Bourdu, Master Gunner, French Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Le Ruddin, Vosges, France, June 15, 1918, while a battalion of the 11th Infantry was halted on the road near Le Ruddin, Vosges, it came under heavy shell fire from a German battery. First Lieutenant Edison M. Boarke, badly wounded in the left arm and shoulder, attempted to reach a place of safety by rolling down an embankment near the road, when he was picked up by Master Gunner Bourdu, under heavy shell fire, and carried on his back to a place of safety.
General Orders No. No. 126, W.D., 1918
Citizen of France

BREDIN, ANDRE E.
Second Lieutenant, French Army
Pilot, 16th Pursuit Group, French Air Service
Date of Action: September 12 - 16, 1918
Citation::
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Andre E. Bredin, Second Lieutenant, French Army, for extraordinary heroism in action in the region of St. Mihiel, France, September 12 - 16, 1918. While working in connection with the First American Army, Lieutenant Bredin made a series of patrols into the enemy's territory, and, by his valuable information and daring attacks on the enemy, aided materially in preventing the enemy from penetrating into our lines.
General Orders 81, W.D., 1919
Citizen of France

BRELIER, FRANCOIS
Warrant Officer, French Army
153d Regiment, French Infantry
Date of Action: April 26, 1918
Citation::
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Francois Brelier, Warrant Officer, French Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Kemmel, Belgium, April 26, 1918. Attacking the strongly fortified position on Mount Kemmel, Adjutant Brelier, although wounded, continued to struggle until his position had been established, On no less than eight occasions he led patrols into enemy lines, and each time inspired those under his command by his bravery and intrepidity.
General Orders 62, W.D., 1919
Citizen of France

BRELIVET, HERVE M.
Warrant Officer, French Army
2d Regiment, Colonial Infantry
Date of Action: World War I
Citation::
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Herve M. Brelivet, Warrant Officer, French Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Sivry-Sur-Meuse, France. Bravely leading a platoon of the front line, Adjutant Brelivet afforded valuable assistance to an American regiment during the course of the advance. While progressing he was severely wounded. He took a prominent part in all advances made by his organization during the entire war and his courage and bravery was at all times an inspiration to his comrades.
General Orders 62, W.D., 1919
Citizen of France

BUCHET, XAVIER
Captain, French Army
33d Regiment, Colonial Infantry
Date of Action: November 9 - 11, 1918
Citation::
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Xavier Buchet, Captain, French Army, for extraordinary heroism in action in the Argonne-Meuse operations, France, November 9 - 11, 1918. During three days of most terrific struggle and exposed to enemy artillery and machine-gun fire and the hazard of poisonous shells, Captain Bucket unceasingly urged and led his men to their objective. His example of courage, endurance, and valor served as a high standard for those under his command.
General Orders 62, W.D., 1919
Citizen of France

BUISSON
Lieutenant, French Army
307th Company, 3d Battalion of Light Tanks, Assault Artillery, 2d Division, A.E.F. (Attached)
Date of Action: October 3 - 8, 1918
Citation::
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Buisson, Lieutenant, French Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Massif Blanc Mont, France, October 3 - 8, 1918. During attacks by the Second American Division, Lieutenant Buisson continually distinguished himself by acts of courage and by his devotion to duty. When his captain was killed, he assumed, command of the tank company, and with extraordinary heroism, in the face of heavy fire, accomplished the mission entrusted to him.
General Orders No. 126, W.D., 1919
Citizen of France

BUREL, MICHEL
Private First Class, French Army
156th Regiment, French Infantry
Date of Action: July 25 - 26 & October 5 - 8, 1918
Citation::
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Michel Burel, Private First Class, French Army, for repeated acts of extraordinary heroism in action at Chateau-Thierry, France, July 25 - 26, and at St. Mihiel, France, October 5 - 8, 1918. In the attack on Chateau-Thierry, Private Burel was at all times in the very thickest of the struggle, exhibiting singular valor and devotion to duty. During the attack on St. Mihiel he alone took a hostile machine gun, and a few days later put to rout 10 of the enemy, killing one during the encounter.
General Orders 62, W.D., 1919
Citizen of France

CARRERE, JEAN B.
Corporal, French Army
319th Regiment of Infantry, 42d Division, A.E.F. (Attached)
Date of Action: July 1, 1918
Citation::
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Jean B. Carrere, Corporal, French Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Ammertzmiller, Alsace, July 1, 1918, while serving under the command of an American divisional commander. When the advance posts were ordered to withdraw and join the combat groups in anticipation of a raid, Corporal Carrere and the four men of his squad were cut off by the enemy barrage. This little group made a stand and by the use of an automatic rifle and grenades repulsed the attack made on them by two parties of Germans, each party estimated to be between 15 and 20 men. Corporal Carrere displayed splendid courage and initiative, especially in exploring the surrounding terrain. Although completely isolated, he and his men continued the resistance against the enemy until they finally drove them back. To him and to his four men, to whom he knew how to communicate his spirit, is due the credit for the failure of the raid, although it was supported by heavy artillery and executed in force.
General Orders No. No. 100, W.D., 1918
Citizen of France

CHANOINE, CHARLES M. M.
(First Award)
Major of Cavalry, French Army
French Tank Corps
Date of Action: September 12, 1918
Citation::
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Charles M. M. Chanoine, Major of Cavalry, French Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Maizerais, France, September 12, 1918. While Major Chanoine's group was advancing to attack with the 1st Brigade of American Tanks his leading tank became stalled, and this officer left his post of command and went forward to direct its repair. While he was so engaged the enemy opened fire, and one shell struck the disabled tank, killing and wounding 15 men and knocking Major Chanoine unconscious. Upon regaining consciousness Major Chanoine refused to be carried to the rear but continued his work under fire until it was possible for the tanks to continue their advance, when he led his group forward on foot for a distance of 8 kilometers, remaining on duty throughout the engagement.
General Orders No. No. 14, W.D., 1920
Citizen of France
Other Award: Distinguished Service Cross w/OLC (WWI)

CHANOINE, CHARLES M. M.
(Second Award)
Major of Cavalry, French Army
French Tank Corps
Date of Action: September 26, 1918
Citation::
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Charles M. M. Chanoine, Major of Cavalry, French Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Cheppy, France, September 26, 1918. Upon learning that his brigade commander had been wounded, Major Chanoine advanced on foot under heavy fire from all arms and reconnoitered a passage for his tanks over difficult terrain one kilometer to the front. He then led his tanks in a successful attack on the town of Cheppy.
General Orders No. No. 14, W.D., 1920
Citizen of France
Other Award: Distinguished Service Cross (WWI)

CHARRON, JEAN M. H.
Second Lieutenant, French Army
5th Regiment, Mounted Chasseurs
Date of Action: September 14 - 15, 1918
Citation::
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Jean M. H. Charron, Second Lieutenant, French Army, for extraordinary heroism in action north of Daucourt, France, September 14 - 15, 1918. After maintaining contact with the enemy all night in an outpost position near the Bois-des-Hautes, Epines, Lieutenant Charron, by skillful maneuvering, led his platoon in a successful attack on the wood, capturing 35 prisoners, including 3 officers, advancing the line more than a kilometer.
General Orders 62, W.D., 1919
Citizen of France

CHATAIGNEAU, YVES
Lieutenant, French Army
409th Regiment, Colonial Infantry
Date of Action: October 1 - 11, 1918
Citation::
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Yves Chataigneau, Lieutenant, French Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Verdun, October 1 - 11, 1918. During the eleven days of action Lieutenant Chataigneau contributed greatly to the success of our operations, by making repeated journeys to the battle line under most hazardous conditions, making tactical dispositions of the conquered territory and aiding in the maintenance of the liaison between the regimental commander, 26th Infantry, and his assault troops.
General Orders 70, W.D., 1919
Citizen of France

CHEVALIER, OLIVER
Captain, French Army
71st Regiment of Infantry, 42d Division, A.E.F. (Attached)
Date of Action: July 15 - 16 & July 28 - August 2, 1918
Citation::
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Oliver Chevalier, Captain, French Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Champagne, France, July 15 - 16 and near the Ourcq River, France, July 28 to August 2, 1918. Captain Chevalier displayed extraordinary heroism and conspicuous gallantry in making daily reconnaissances of the front lines, under unusually heavy machine-gun and artillery fire, rendering valuable aid to the division to which he was attached.
General Orders 70, W.D., 1919
Citizen of France

COMPANA, ANTOINE
Gunner, French Army
19th Battery, E.V.N., 70th Regiment, A.L.G.P.
Date of Action: September 1, 1918
Citation::
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Antoine Compana, Gunner, French Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Mortzwiller, Alsace, September 1, 1918. During a terrific bombardment of the railway station, Gunner Compana, as a member of a train crew, assisted in the removal of 9 cars of ammunition to a place of safety. The mission was successfully accomplished, despite the fact that the fierce shelling had damaged the track, and trees blown across the track made it nearly impassable.
General Orders No. No. 35, W.D., 1920
Citizen of France

CONNELLY, JAMES A.
Sergeant, French Army
Pilot, Lafayette Escadrille, French Air Service
Date of Action: September 6, 1918
Citation::
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to James A. Connelly, Sergeant, French Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Suippes, France, September 6, 1918. An American pilot, serving with the French Army, Sergeant-pilot Connelly attacked a formation of twelve enemy planes (Fokker type), shooting down the Flight Commander and forcing the remainder to seek safety. He continued with the unequal combat until his ammunition was exhausted.
General Orders No. 50, W.D., 1919
Citizen of France

CORBABON, BENIGME V. M. J.
Major, French Army
13th Regiment of Infantry, 42d Division, A.E.F. (Attached)
Date of Action: March 9, 1918
Citation::
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Benigme V. M. J. Corbabon, Major, French Army, for extraordinary heroism in action in the assault upon the German position at the Salient-du-Feys, France, on March 9, 1918, during which three hostile lines of trenches were overrun. Major Corbabon voluntarily joined Company D, 168th Infantry, while this company was undergoing a severe fire from the enemy lasting three hours. His coolness and conspicuous courage had a marked effect on the behavior of this organization.
General Orders No. 126, W.D., 1919
Citizen of France

COSTA DE BEAUREGARD, ROBERT
Captain, French Army
23d Regiment of Infantry, 306th U.S. Infantry (Attached), 77th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 14, 1918
Citation::
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Robert Costa De Beauregard, Captain, French Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at St. Juvin, France, October 14, 1918. When communication with the forward observation post was broken and no runners were available, Captain Costa De Beauregard voluntarily carried a message to the observation post through intense shellfire, displaying great bravery and coolness, and succeeded in reestablishing communication with the regimental post of command.
General Orders No. No. 27, W.D., 1920
Citizen of France

COURTOIS, ANDRE
Marechal des Logis, French Army
19th Battalion of Train of Military Transports, French Mission, 2d Battalion, 5th Regiment (U.S. Marine Corps)(Attached), 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: June 11, 1918
Citation::
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Andre Courtois, Marechal des Logis, French Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Bois-de-Belleau, France, June 11, 1918. After runners had failed to establish liaison with one of the attacking companies, Mr. Courtois volunteered and successfully accomplished the mission, making his way over ground subjected to heavy shell and machine-gun fire and through woods infested with enemy snipers. He returned to the battalion commander with valuable information, contributing greatly to the success of the attack.
General Orders 81, W.D., 1919
Citizen of France

DANO, ROBERT
Second Lieutenant of Artillery, French Army
308th Company, 3d Battalion of Light Tanks, Assault Artillery
Date of Action: October 3 - 8, 1918
Citation::
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Robert Dano, Second Lieutenant of Artillery, French Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Somme-Py, France, October 3 - 8, 1918. Lieutenant Dano displayed conspicuous gallantry during operations of the Second American Division, and when his captain was killed and the company had suffered heavy losses, he promptly effected a reorganization. With great heroism and able leadership, he then pushed forward the assault in the face of heavy shell fire.
General Orders No. 126, W.D., 1919
Citizen of France

DAUNE, CHARLES EMILE
Second Lieutenant, French Army
8th Regiment, Mounted Chasseurs
Date of Action: September 12, 1918
Citation::
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Charles Emile Daune, Second Lieutenant, French Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near St. Mihiel, France, September 12, 1918. When the advance of his battalion was held up by a hostile strong point, well fortified and protected by barbed-wire entanglements, Lieutenant Daune, at the head of his platoon, led his men forward, forcing an opening through the wire, and overcame the enemy's resistance, capturing 158 prisoners, including two officers and 15 machine guns.
General Orders 62, W.D., 1919
Citizen of France

DE BOULANCY, D'ESCAYARAC M.
Lieutenant of Cavalry, French Army
French Cavalry
Date of Action: September 27, 1918
Citation::
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to D'escayarac M. De Boulancy, Lieutenant of Cavalry, French Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Binarville, France, September 27,1918. During a raid on an enemy ammunition depot Lieutenant De Boulancy proved of the greatest assistance and value, and the success of the exploit was wholly due to his bravery and efficiency. He tirelessly explored the front on different occasions, and the information that he furnished our officers regarding hidden machine-gun nests proved to be of the utmost importance and value.
General Orders No. 50, W.D., 1919
Citizen of France

DE FROISSARD-BROISSIS, MICHEL MARIE FERDINAND
Lieutenant, French Army
6th Regiment, Colonial Infantry
Date of Action: November 10, 1918
Citation::
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Michel Marie Ferdinand De Froissard-Broissis, Lieutenant, French Army, for extraordinary heroism in action north of Verdun, France, November 10, 1918. During the attack on the village of Damvillers in liaison with the American troops Lieutenant De Froissard-Broissis directed the assault of the had of his company until he was wounded.
General Orders 62, W.D., 1919
Citizen of France

*DE GUIROYE
Captain, French Army
307th Company, 3d Battalion of Light Tanks, Assault Artillery, 2d Division, A.E.F. (Attached)
Date of Action: October 3, 1918
Citation::
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to De Guiroye, Captain, French Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Blanc Mont Ridge, France, October 3, 1918. While leading his company of tanks, attached to the Second American Division, into the fight, under terrific shell and machine-gun fire, he set an example to all about him by his coolness and bravery. He showed conspicuous devotion to duty in the performance of which he was killed by enemy fire.
General Orders 78, W.D., 1919
Citizen of France

DE JACQUELOT DE BOISROUVAY, AALAIN
Major of Infantry, French Army
French Infantry, 26th Division, A.E.F. (Attached)
Date of Action: April 20 - 21, 1918
Citation::
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Alain De Jacquelot De Boisrouvay, Major of Infantry, French Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Seicheprey, France, April 20 - 21, 1918. Commandant de Boisrouvay exposed himself to extremely heavy enemy fire with fearless disregard for personal danger, in order to secure information for tactical dispositions and artillery support, which were of great service in checking the hostile attack.
General Orders 87, W.D., 1919
Citizen of France

DE LESSEPS, JACQUES B. M.
Captain, French Army
Pilot, 2d Bombing Group, French Air Service
Date of Action: August 15, 1918
Citation::
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Jacques B. M. De Lesseps, Captain, French Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Conflans and Audun le Roman, August 15, 1918. Captain De Lesseps made three successful bombing raids in one night, two in Connans and one on Audun le Roman, causing great damage. Despite the heavy anti-aircraft fire, he flew at an extremely low altitude and besides his successful raids, returned with valuable information of the enemy's movements.
General Orders 81, W.D., 1919
Citizen of France

*DE MANDAT, GRANCEY
Lieutenant, French Army
107th U.S. Field Artillery (Attached), 28th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 6, 1918
Citation::
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Grancey De Mandat, Lieutenant, French Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Fismette, France, September 6, 1918. Lieutenant De Mandat went to an advanced observation post and when our front line temporarily withdrew stuck bravely to his position, rendering valuable service until he was killed by the intense enemy machine-gun fire. His heroism was an inspiration to all near him.
General Orders 89, W.D., 1919
Citizen of France

DE PAVANT, FRANCOIS
Lieutenant, French Army
Observer, 284th Escadrille, French Air Service, 3d Army Corps, A.E.F. (Attached)
Date of Action: October 4, 1918
Citation::
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Francois De Pavant, Lieutenant, French Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Brieulles, France, October 4, 1918. While engaged in an infantry contact patrol Lieutenant De Pavant attacked six Fokker pursuit planes and valiantly drove them off, remaining in action until his plane was so badly damaged by fire that it was forced to land.
General Orders 62, W.D., 1919
Citizen of France

DEBRUT, F. O.
Lieutenant, French Army
8th Regiment, French Engineers
Date of Action: May 27 - 31, 1918
Citation::
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to F. O. Debrut, Lieutenant, French Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Cantigny, France, May 27 - 31, 1918. Lieutenant Debrut displayed high qualities of efficiency and courage in maintaining the organization and upkeep of telephone communications during a violent bombardment. Although wounded, he continued to perform his duty until the end of the action.
General Orders 81, W.D., 1919
Citizen of France

DIOT, LUCIEN
Aspirant, French Army
Pilot, 219th Escadrille, French Air Service
Date of Action: September 12, 1918
Citation::
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Lucien Diot, Aspirant, French Army, for extraordinary heroism in action in the region of St. Mihiel, France, September 12, 1918. Aspirant Diot, while flying at an extremely low altitude, had his wireless set destroyed by enemy fire. Rather than return to his field, and in spite of being eight kilometers beyond the lines, he descended to less than one hundred meters altitude and attacked an enemy convoy, routing it in confusion. This act was accomplished in spite of being under terrific machine-gun fire and heavy anti-aircraft artillery fire from the ground, his plane being shattered with bullets.
General Orders 81, W.D., 1919
Citizen of France

DORMOY, GEORGES
Marechal des Logis, French Army
8th Regiment, Mounted Chasseurs
Date of Action: September 12, 1918
Citation::
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Georges Dormoy, Marechal des Logis, French Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near St. Mihiel, France, September 12, 1918. Lieutenant (then Marechal des Logis) Dormoy demonstrated marked courage in leading his platoon in an attack on a strong center of resistance. Running ahead of his men, he was the first to enter the enemy trench, where he captured more than 60 prisoners.
General Orders 62, W.D., 1919
Citizen of France

DROUHIN, MAURICE
Captain, French Army
Senior Liaison Officer, 84th Infantry Brigade (Attached), 42d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 14 - 16, 1918
Citation::
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Maurice Drouhin, Captain, French Army, for extraordinary heroism in action during the capture of Hills 2898, 242, and the Cote-de-Chatillon, France, October 14 - 16, 1918. When communication service had been broken between the brigade commander and the two front-line battalions of his brigade, due to the enemy's terrific fire which made it impossible to maintain either Signal Corps installations or runner service, Captain Drouhin at the critical moment volunteered to make his way across a gap between the two battalions in order to carry orders to the commanding officers thereof. His services on this occasion cannot be over-estimated and were accomplished voluntarily and only at the most deadly risk to himself.
General Orders No. No. 2, W.D., 2932
Citizen of France

DROUHIN, ROBERT G.
Second Lieutenant of Infantry, French Army
372d U.S. Infantry (Attached), 93d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 27, 1918
Citation::
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Robert G. Drouhin, Second Lieutenant of Infantry, French Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Monthois, France, September 27, 1918. During the attack on Monthois Lieutenant Drouhin voluntarily went each day to reconnoiter the first position, observe the advance, and to secure liaison with neighboring units, fearlessly exposing himself to the severest artillery and machine-gun fire. On September 29 he entered the enemy positions east of Ardeuil, located the machine-gun nests which were holding up the advance, traversed an open field swept by the fire of these guns to reach the liaison officer of artillery, and to give him the objective. Throughout the operations he rendered invaluable assistance to the regimental commander, and his energy and courage were an inspiration to the entire regiment.
General Orders No. 13, W.D., 1919
Citizen of France

DU BOIS, ALFRED
Interpreter, French Army
19th Battalion of Train of Military Transports, 35th Company, Headquarters, 6th U.S. Field Artillery (Attached), 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 18, 1918
Citation::
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Alfred Du Bois, Interpreter, French Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Missy-aux-Bois, France, July 18, 1918. Mr. Du Bois voluntarily exposed himself to heavy shell fire while carrying wounded men to a place of safety.
General Orders No. 99, W.D., 1918
Citizen of France

DUBET, JEAN OLINDE
Lieutenant, French Army
8th Regiment, Mounted Chasseurs
Date of Action: September 14, 1918
Citation::
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Jean Olinde Dubet, Lieutenant, French Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near St. Maurice, France, September 14, 1918. Lieutenant Dubet, who had been ordered to secure contact with the enemy, led his men against a hostile strong point, held by a superior force. Through his decision and personal bravery this center of resistance was overcome, 34 prisoners were captured, and valuable information secured.
General Orders 62, W.D., 1919
Citizen of France

DURAND, LEON
Private First Class, French Army
156th Regiment, French Infantry
Date of Action: September 12, 1918
Citation::
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Leon Durand, Private First Class, French Army, for extraordinary heroism in action in France on September 12, 1918. While his platoon was being held up by enemy grenadiers, Soldat Durand opened fire from his machine gun and prevented an enemy counterattack. An exploding mine had damaged his gun, and, when the enemy rushed forward he jumped from his position, and, with the aid of hand grenades, he resisted the advance and caused many casualties.
General Orders 81, W.D., 1919
Citizen of France

EHRHARDT, GUSTAVE
Captain, French Army
140th Regiment of Infantry, 138th U.S. Infantry (Attached), 35th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 25 - 26, 1918
Citation::
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Gustave Ehrhardt, Captain, French Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Cheppy, France, September 25-26, 1918. As liaison officer it was no part of Captain Ehrhardt's duty to go into action with the forward elements of the regiment, but he insisted upon doing so. Undaunted by a wound in the left arm, caused by a bursting shell, he continued to advance in the face of very intense shell fire. He was again struck down by a shell fragment which shattered his right arm, but he rose and followed the regimental commander into the shell-swept area. He was knocked down a third time by shell fragments, from which he received wounds in the back so severe in character that he was unable to rise, later receiving additional wounds in the body.
General Orders No. No. 125, W.D., 1918
Citizen of France

ESCUDIER, ETIENNE
First Lieutenant, French Army
79th Regiment of Infantry (French), 59th U.S. Infantry (Attached), 4th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 29, 1918
Citation::
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Etienne Escudier, First Lieutenant, French Army, for extraordinary heroism in action in the Bois-De-Brieulles, France, September 29, 1918. Though he was not required to do so by the duties of his position, Lieutenant Escudier volunteered to ascertain the source of an extremely heavy artillery fire, which was being directed upon the American infantry. In accomplishing this mission he exposed himself to heavy shell and machine-gun fire for three hours and secured accurate information, displaying absolute fearlessness and indifference to his own personal safety.
General Orders 71, W.D., 1919
Citizen of France

ETIENNE, EUGENE
Lieutenant, French Army
350th Tank Company, French Tank Corps
Date of Action: October 4, 1918
Citation::
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Eugene Etienne, Lieutenant, French Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Gesnes, France, October 4 and 5, 1918. Lieutenant Etienne personally located a point at which the tanks could cross the stream and then remained at this point under the heavy enemy artillery and machine-gun fire until all the tanks had struggled across. He then led the section in the successful attack on the Bois-de-la-Morine, where the tanks destroyed the enemy machine-gun nests and allowed the American Infantry to reach the objective.
General Orders 78, W.D., 1919
Citizen of France

FILIPPI, JEAN
Corporal, French Army
2d Regiment, Colonial Infantry
Date of Action: November 3, 1918
Citation::
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Jean Filippi, Corporal, French Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Magenta Farm, France, November 3, 1918. While engaged in maintaining liaison with American troops, Corporal Filippi repeatedly passed through the enemy's lines. At one time he was attacked and almost captured by several Germans, but after a hand-to-hand struggle he succeeded in freeing himself and continuing on his mission.
General Orders 62, W.D., 1919
Citizen of France

GAILLOT, MAURICE G.
Captain, French Army
36th Regiment, Colonial Infantry
Date of Action: July 31 - August 6 & August 25 - September 1, 1918
Citation::
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Maurice G. Gaillot, Captain, French Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Chateau-Thierry, France, July 31 to August 6, 1918, and near Soissons, France, August 25 to September 1, 1918. Throughout the two campaigns Captain Gaillot accompanied every officer's patrol, fearlessly exposing himself to heavy machine-gun and artillery fire, rendering invaluable service to the regiment to which he was attached.
General Orders 70, W.D., 1919
Citizen of France

GAUFFENY, EMMANUAL P. F.
Lieutenant, French Army
146th Regiment, French Infantry
Date of Action: September 26, 1918
Citation::
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Emmanual P. F. Gauffeny, Lieutenant, French Army, for extraordinary heroism in action in the St. Mihiel sector, France, September 26, 1918. Commanding and leading a raid against the enemy, in spite of the severe shelling Lieutenant Gauffeny reached his objective and took many prisoners. His great courage during most hazardous reconnaissances won the admiration of all under his command, and the information he supplied was always of the utmost value.
General Orders 62, W.D., 1919
Citizen of France

GAUTHIER, JEAN C.
Second Lieutenant of Artillery, French Army
Liaison Officer, 371st U.S. Infantry (Attached), 93d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 29, 1918
Citation::
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Jean C. Gauthier, Second Lieutenant of Artillery, French Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Bussy Farm, France, September 29, 1918. While on duty as French Liaison officer with the 371st Infantry, Lieutenant Gauthier was knocked down by a shell which burst near by during a severe artillery barrage. He immediately resumed the advance with the utmost coolness, affording an excellent example to the men near him. During the whole battle he was many times exposed to heavy fire in maintaining liaison and performing other voluntary service; his experience, sangfroid, and judgment assisting materially in the success of the operation.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Citizen of France

GIET, AUGUSTE A.
Private First Class, French Army
153d Regiment, French Infantry
Date of Action: July 22, 1918
Citation::
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Auguste A. Giet, Private First Class, French Army, for extraordinary heroism in action in France on July 22, 1918. While his company was surrounded by the enemy after an attack, Soldat Giet volunteered and established liaison with his battalion, his mission being successfully accomplished despite the severe fire from many machine-guns in the vicinity.
General Orders 81, W.D., 1919
Citizen of France

GOYNE, ANTOINE
Brigadier, French Army
4th Squadron, 6th Regiment, Chasseurs d'Afrique
Date of Action: September 13, 1918
Citation::
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Antoine Goyne, Brigadier, French Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near St. Mihiel, France, September 13, 1918. Having been ordered to establish an advance post in the village of Peuxnouds, Brigadier Goyne entered the town ahead of the infantry and captured six prisoners.
General Orders 61, W.D., 1919
Citizen of France

GRIZEL, MARCEL
Private, French Army
19th Battery, E.V.N., 70th Regiment, A.L.G.P.
Date of Action: September 1, 1918
Citation::
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Marcel Grizel, Private, French Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Mortzwiller, Alsace, September 1, 1918. On September 1, 1918, at the railroad garage near Mortzwiller, Gunner Grizel unhesitatingly entered an area under heavy bombardment by the enemy, and, as a member of the train crew, assisted in the removal of nine cars of ammunition to a place of safety. This was accomplished in spite of the track being cut and limbs of trees being thrown across the track by bursting shells.
General Orders 81, W.D., 1919
Citizen of France

GROS, JOSEPH
Lieutenant, French Army
6th Regiment, Colonial Infantry
Date of Action: September 12, 1918
Citation::
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Joseph Gros, Lieutenant, French Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Crete-des-Esparges, France, September 12, 1918. During the action near Crete des Esparges Lieutenant Gros established and maintained liaison with American troops, and against dangerous and violent counterattacks he organized and defended his position. During all attacks by his organization he was always conspicuous by his bravery and gallantry, and his example of courage and bravery was an inspiration to his men.
General Orders 62, W.D., 1919
Citizen of France

GUINET, EUGENE
Lieutenant, French Army
Observer, 208th Aero Squadron, French Air Service, 3d Army Corps, A.E.F. (Attached)
Date of Action: October 6, 1918
Citation::
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Eugene Guinet, Lieutenant, French Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Nantillois, Meuse, October 6, 1918. Lieutenant Guinet displayed remarkable gallantry and devotion to duty when he engaged in combat against a superior force of enemy pursuit planes. In the course of the action his pilot was killed. Lieutenant Guinet took control of the machine and brought it back under fire to friendly territory and was seriously wounded in the landing.
General Orders 81, W.D., 1919
Citizen of France

GUYOT, BENJAMIN
Lieutenant, French Army
Pilot, 219th Escadrille, French Air Service
Date of Action: September 14 - 15, 1918
Citation::
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Benjamin Guyot, Lieutenant, French Army, for extraordinary heroism in action in the region of St. Mihiel, France, September 14 - 15, 1918. Lieutenant Guyot, without protection, made three separate and distinct trips well into the enemy's lines; disregarding antiaircraft and ground machine-gun fire, he accomplished artillery adjustments of the highest military value.
General Orders 81, W.D., 1919
Citizen of France

HALLIER, ANDRE
Lieutenant, French Army
15th Battalion of Light Tanks, Assault Artillery
Date of Action: October 3 - 4, 1918
Citation::
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Andre Hallier, Lieutenant, French Army, for extraordinary heroism in action in the Bois-de-Beuge, France, October 3 - 4, 1918. After leading units of his battalion to their jumping off positions, Lieutenant Hallier went out with one enlisted man and established an observation post in advance of the outpost line. He maintained this position despite intense artillery and machine-gun fire, and sent back valuable information of the enemy, which was in a large measure responsible for the accuracy of our artillery fire. He displayed marked heroism and utter disregard for personal danger.
General Orders 81, W.D., 1919
Citizen of France

HAUMANT, MARCEL A. E.
Marechal des Logis, French Army
5th Regiment, Mounted Chasseurs
Date of Action: September 15, 1918
Citation::
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Marcel A. E. Haumant, Marechal des Logis, French Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Dancourt, France, September 15, 1918. While reconnoitering near the Bois-des-Hante, Epines, Marechal Haumant led his platoon in an attack on a hostile strong point and captured ten prisoners.
General Orders 62, W.D., 1919
Citizen of France

HENDRICK, PIERRE H.
Captain of Infantry, French Army
1st U.S. Infantry Brigade (Attached), 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 20 - 21, 1918
Citation::
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Pierre H. Hendrick, Captain of Infantry, French Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Coullemelle Ferme and at Berzy-le-Sec, south of Soissons, France, July 20 - 21, 1918. Captain Hendrick gallantly crossed a zone under heavy fire to verify liaison with adjoining French troops, and during the attack on Berzy-le-Sec showed extraordinary heroism by his fearless exposure under heavy machine and artillery fire.
General Orders No. No. 100, W.D., 1918
Citizen of France

HOFFENBACH, EDOUARD
Captain of Infantry, French Army
French Mission, 9th U.S. Infantry (Attached), 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 18, 1918
Citation::
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Edouard Hoffenbach, Captain of Infantry, French Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Soissons, France, July 18, 1918. Captain Hoffenbach volunteered and led a combat liaison group between the 6th Marines and units on the flank, continuing on his mission until liaison had been established, when he was evacuated.
General Orders No. 126, W.D., 1919
Citizen of France

HOUROUX, ETIENNE
Sergeant, French Army
Pilot, 284th Escadrille, French Air Service, 2d Army Corps, A.E.F. (Attached)
Date of Action: October 30, 1918
Citation::
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Etienne Houroux, Sergeant, French Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Dun-sur-Meuse, France, October 30, 1918. While engaged in a visual reconnaissance Sergeant Houroux accepted combat with four enemy planes, who attacked him with the object of forcing him to abandon his mission. Although he was himself seriously wounded, he sustained the unequal fight until his observer was killed by the fire of the attacking aircraft. When no further defense was left to him, he made a successful retreat into the allied lines and landed safely. Suffering severely from his wound and too weak to leave the pilot's seat without assistance, he insisted that his observer be cared for before permitting anyone to aid him.
General Orders 62, W.D., 1919
Citizen of France

HUGO, JEAN
Lieutenant, French Army
38th Regiment of Infantry, 28th U.S. Infantry (Attached), 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: May 28 - 30, 1918
Citation::
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Jean Hugo, Lieutenant, French Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Cantigny, France, May 28 - 30, 1918. During the attack and defense of Cantigny, Lieutenant Hugo showed utter disregard for personal danger and in critical situations inspired great confidence in those about him, contributing largely to the successful defense of the sector against repeated counterattacks. He rendered valuable assistance in placing troops in their positions, and inspired confidence in the men by his coolness.
General Orders No. No. 125, W.D., 1918
Citizen of France

JACOBSON, ALFRED
Captain, French Army
15th Regiment of Artillery, 42d Division, A.E.F. (Attached)
Date of Action: July 26 - August 2, 1918
Citation::
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Alfred Jacobson, Captain, French Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near the Ourcq River, France, July 26 to August 2, 1918. When our advance was held up by stubborn resistance of the enemy in the Bois Brule, Captain Jacobson personally took a telephone to a point less than 300 meters from the enemy's lines and so directed the fire of our artillery as to compel the evacuation of the Bois. He was under continuous shell fire while performing this mission. On August 2, when the regiment had lost contact with the enemy, he went forward with a small party, at great risk of his own life, and developed the enemy's line.
General Orders 81, W.D., 1919
Citizen of France

JACQUIN, ALFRED
Lieutenant of Engineers, French Army
7th U. S. Engineers (Attached), 5th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 1 - 3, 1918
Citation::
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Alfred Jacquin, Lieutenant of Engineers, French Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Dun-sur-Meuse and Brieulles, France, November 1 - 3, 1918. Lieutenant Jacquin voluntarily patrolled the banks of the Meuse River day and night under machine-gun and shell fire, locating enemy machine guns and artillery, determining the damage to bridges, and obtaining data for the location and construction of pontoon bridges. During the construction of these bridges, by means of which the heights overlooking the Meuse were reach and stormed, this officer remained constantly at the bridges under heavy fire, directing the work with the highest courage and technical skill.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Citizen of France

JOURDE, GEORGES A. F.
Second Lieutenant, French Army
12th Regiment, Mounted Chasseurs
Date of Action: September 12, 1918
Citation::
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Georges A. F. Jourde, Second Lieutenant, French Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near St. Mihiel, France, September 12, 1918. Lieutenant Jourde led his platoon with conspicuous bravery in clearing a section of trenches 500 meters long, containing numerous machine guns, which had been inflicting many casualties. Through his skillful leadership this position was reduced and 144 prisoners taken, including several officers.
General Orders 62, W.D., 1919
Citizen of France

LABOUR, RENE
Captain, French Army
415th Regiment of Infantry, 307th U.S. Infantry (Attached), 77th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 2 & October 15 - 16, 1918
Citation::
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Rene Labour, Captain, French Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Fismes, France, September 2, and near Grand Pre, France, October 15 - 16, 1918. Captain Labour displayed singular bravery in going forward in the face of violent machine-gun fire to inspect the technical organization of the sector, prior to the attack on Fismes of September 2. During the night of October 15 - 16, under perilous artillery and trench-mortar fire, he visited the front line and obtained most valuable information which aided materially in the capture of the town.
General Orders No. 46, W.D., 1919
Citizen of France

LAGACHE, GUSTAVE P. A.
Captain of Air Service, French Army
Pilot, U.S. Air Service (Attached)
Date of Action: September 24, 1918
Citation::
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Gustave P. A. Lagache, Captain of Air Service, French Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near St. Mihiel, France, September 24, 1918. Captain Lagache brilliantly commanded the 101st French Squadron from September 7 - 15, 1918, while it was assigned to the American Army during the St. Mihiel offensive. In an encounter with a superior force of the enemy on September 24 he fearlessly attacked the group, and in the unequal combat which followed he persisted in the attack and succeeded in shooting down an enemy plane within our lines. This action took place while serving under American Command.
General Orders No. No. 53, W.D., 1920
Citizen of France

LANO, MAURICE
Captain of Artillery, French Army
French Mission, 2d U.S. Infantry Brigade (Attached), 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 7, 1918
Citation::
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Maurice Lano, Captain of Artillery, French Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Mouson, France, November 7, 1918. Captain Lano, with another officer, made a most hazardous reconnaissance of the enemy positions along the Meuse River and supplied valuable information of these positions. During the entire exploit they were constantly under enemy observation and heavy fire of their guns.
General Orders No. No. 19, W.D., 1922
Citizen of France

LARRA, JOSEPH
Second Lieutenant, French Army
16th Tank Corps, 504th Heavy Artillery
Date of Action: September 26, 1918
Citation::
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Joseph Larra, Second Lieutenant, French Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Cheppy, France, September 26, 1918. Lieutenant Larra was acting as liaison officer between French tanks and American infantry, when the latter met with severe artillery and machine-gun fire from strong enemy positions. Passing through a heavy artillery barrage, he led two small tanks into action in an effort to overcome the enemy's resistance, and personally charged a machine-gun nest with his pistol, killing one of the gunners and capturing the other two. The two small tanks proving to be inadequate, this officer went back through the barrage and brought up eight large tanks, leading them on foot in the open under intense shell fire and direct machine-gun fire. He maneuvered these tanks so skillfully that the subsequent capture of the stronghold of Cheppy by the infantry was made possible.
General Orders 70, W.D., 1919
Citizen of France

LE BELLEGE, JEAN B.
Marechal des Logis, French Army
22d Regiment, Artillery of Colonial Campaign
Date of Action: November 1918
Citation::
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Jean B. Le Bellege, Marechal des Logis, French Army, for extraordinary heroism in action in the Argonne Forest, France, November 1918. Marechal des Logis Le Bellege was wounded on three different occasions, but each time remained on duty with his battery, consenting to be treated after his mission had been completed. His coolness under gravest circumstances won the admiration of all with whom he was connected.
General Orders 81, W.D., 1919
Citizen of France

LE CAM, YVES MARIE
Private First Class, French Army
153d Regiment, French Infantry
Date of Action: July 1, 1918
Citation::
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Yves Marie Le Cam, Private First Class, French Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Vauxbrun, Soissons, France, July 1, 1918. While advancing with and assisting an American colonel in an attack on the enemy, Private Le Cam displayed meritorious valor in combating the enemy. With fixed bayonet, he attacked the hostile party and exacted no less than four casualties, one of whom was a non-commissioned officer.
General Orders 81, W.D., 1919
Citizen of France

LE COIN, RENE H.
Interpreter, French Army
French Mission, 28th U.S. Infantry (Attached), 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: May 28 - 30, 1918
Citation::
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Rene H. Le Coin, Interpreter, French Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Cantigny, France, May 28 - 30, 1918. During the critical operations around Cantigny, Interpreter Le Coin was constantly on duty at an observation post. Seeing a group of men retreating in disorder, he rushed to them, stopped their retreat, and returned them to their positions on the line.
General Orders 81, W.D., 1919
Citizen of France

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

LEANDRI, DOMINIQUE A.
Colonel, French Army
8th Regiment, Mounted Chasseurs
Date of Action: September 12, 1918
Citation::
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Dominique A. Leandri, Colonel, French Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near St. Mihiel, France, September 12, 1918. Leading his regiment in the attack in liaison with the 26th American Division, Colonel Leandri directed the assault with distinguished gallantry and leadership. In an advance of 6 kilometers his command captured 1,780 prisoners, including two regimental commanders and 37 other officers, 90 machine guns, 3 heavy howitzers, 22 minenwerfers, one 77-millimeter gun, and a large quantity of other material.
General Orders 62, W.D., 1919
Citizen of France

LEBRE, ANTON
Captain, French Army
344th Regiment, Colonial Infantry
Date of Action: September 29 - October 4, 1918
Citation::
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Anton Lebre, Captain, French Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Montfauxelles, France, September 29 - October 4, 1918. While on duty as senior French officer near the colonel of the 371st United States Infantry, Captain Lebre volunteered and went forward to make reconnaissance, during which he was wounded in the face by a bursting shell. After being evacuated, he insisted on returning to duty with the regiment, though he was still suffering from fever caused by his wound and exposure during the battle.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Citizen of France

LECLERC, HIPPOLYTE A. M.
Major, French Army
41st Regiment of Artillery, Colonial Service
Date of Action: September & November 1918
Citation::
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Hippolyte A. M. Leclerc, Major, French Army, for extraordinary heroism in action in the Verdun campaign, September - November, 1918. By his valuable assistance rendered to the infantry, which he was supporting, Chef d' Esc. Leclerc, by the effective use of his batteries, inflicted heavy casualties on the enemy. To better assist the American division attacking Grancourt, he occupied an advanced position, despite the fatigued condition of his troops, who were constantly subjected to machine-gun fire and high-explosive and poisonous shells.
General Orders 62, W.D., 1919
Citizen of France

LENOIR, HENRI
Brigadier, French Army
Interpreter, 19th Squadron of the Train of Military Transportation, 120th U.S. Infantry (Attached), 30th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 11, 1918
Citation::
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Henri Lenoir, Brigadier, French Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Vaux Andigny, France, October 11, 1918. Discovering two of the enemy hiding, Interpreter Lenoir captured them and turned them over to the battalion commander. The information regarding the enemy's line of defense and movement obtained from these prisoners proved to be correct and of the utmost value. On another occasion he braved the dangers of terrific hostile fire by going ahead of the battalion into a village and aiding the sick and wounded among the inhabitants, disregarding the fact that he was suffering agony from the effects of gas.
General Orders 70, W.D., 1919
Citizen of France

LEPLUS, PAUL
Lieutenant, French Army
89th Regiment of Infantry, 127th U.S. Infantry (Attached), 32d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 4, 1918
Citation::
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Paul Leplus, Lieutenant, French Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Gesnes, France, October 4, 1918. Realizing the necessity and importance of the tanks in the attack on the Bois-de-la Morine, Lieutenant Leplus volunteered and led the tanks over unfamiliar and difficult terrain. He continually exposed himself to the terrific fire of the enemy in their attempt to destroy the tanks, but carried his mission to a successful conclusion.
General Orders 78, W.D., 1919
Citizen of France

LEROUX, MAURICE
Lieutenant, French Army
5th Regiment (U.S. Marine Corps)(Attached), 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 4, 1918
Citation::
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Maurice Leroux, Lieutenant, French Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Blanc Mont, France, October 4, 1918. At great personal risk, Lieutenant Leroux volunteered and crossed an area swept by heavy machine-gun and artillery fire in order to establish liaison with French troops on the flank. He succeeded in locating these units and delivered an important message, displaying exceptional courage and utter disregard for personal danger.
General Orders 70, W.D., 1919
Citizen of France

LESCADRON, HENRI J.
Second Lieutenant, French Army
French Mission, 356th U.S. Infantry (Attached), 89th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 12 - 14, 1918
Citation::
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Henri J. Lescadron, Second Lieutenant, French Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near St. Mihiel, France, September 12 - 14, 1918. Upon learning that one of the companies of the regiment had lost all its officers except the company commander, Lieutenant Lescadron left the regimental post of command and joined this company, which was in the first wave, gallantly assisting the company commander and going through artillery and machine-gun fire to aid the platoon leaders. He continued with this company until its final objective was reached, and assisted in organizing the position.
General Orders 70, W.D., 1919
Citizen of France

LIARAS, GAITAN
Captain, French Army
337th Company, 505th Regiment, Assault Artillery
Date of Action: September 26, 1918
Citation::
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Gaitan Liaras, Captain, French Army, for extraordinary heroism in action in the Bois-de-Guisy, France, September 26, 1918. Preceding his five tanks on foot, Captain Liaras personally directed the attack on enemy machine guns and snipers that had held up the advance of an entire infantry brigade. He killed two of the enemy himself and assisted in the capture of the remainder.
General Orders 62, W.D., 1919
Citizen of France

LORANS, MAROEL
Captain of Infantry, French Army
42d Division, A.E.F. (Attached)
Date of Action: July 26 - August 2, 1918
Citation::
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Maroel Lorans, Captain of Infantry, French Army, for extraordinary heroism in action during the Battle of the Ourcq, July 26 to August 2, 1918. Captain Lorans remained constantly in the front line, attaching himself to one battalion after another as they in turn came into the fight, and by his energy and gallantry under fire setting a splendid example to the officers and soldiers of the regiment.
General Orders No. 44, W.D., 1919
Citizen of France

LORIOT, JEAN J.
Sergeant, French Army
Pilot, 151st Escadrille, French Air Service
Date of Action: September 14, 1918
Citation::
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Jean J. Loriot, Sergeant, French Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near St. Mihiel, France, September 14, 1918. Sergeant Loriot, on patrol, met and was attacked by a large number of enemy planes (Fokker type) and, in the course of the combat, his motor and plane were severely damaged. By clever maneuvering he managed to elude the enemy planes and land safely behind the American lines.
General Orders 81, W.D., 1919
Citizen of France

LUCAS, EUGENE L. E.
Sergeant, French Army
15th Regiment, French Infantry
Date of Action: September 12 & 16, 1918
Citation::
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Eugene L. E. Lucas, Sergeant, French Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Apremont, France, September 12, and near Bois-de-Handreuvilles Bas, France, September 16, 1918. On September 12, the eve of the attack on Apremont, Sergeant Lucas alone reconnoitered the enemy lines and by exposing himself to machine-gun fire was able to supply his battalion commander with accurate information as to the position of these strongholds. On September 16, aiding some French and American soldiers in attack, he successfully routed superior numbers of the enemy after a lively bayonet encounter.
General Orders 62, W.D., 1919
Citizen of France

MAGON DE LA GICLAIS, JEAN
First Lieutenant of Cavalry, French Army
42d Division, A.E.F. (Attached)
Date of Action: March 5, 1918
Citation::
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Jean Magon De La Giclais, First Lieutenant of Cavalry, French Army, for extraordinary heroism in the action of March 5, 1918, near Pexonne, France. Although he might have remained in a place of safety, Lieutenant Giclais went to the position of Battery C, 151st Field Artillery, when it was under bombardment by accurately adjusted artillery, and by his courage and coolness, assisted the officers and men of the command.
General Orders No. 126, W.D., 1919
Citizen of France

MALBE, FERNAND
Lieutenant, French Army
350th Tank Company, French Tank Corps
Date of Action: October 5, 1918
Citation::
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Fernand Malbe, Lieutenant, French Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Gesnes, France, October 5, 1918. After two of his tanks had been destroyed, Lieutenant Malbe continued to lead his tank section in a desperate attack on the machine-gun nests at the crest of Hill 255. His entire disregard of personal danger in successfully carrying out his mission under the terrific enemy fire, made it possible for our troops to reach the objective and hold the position.
General Orders 81, W.D., 1919
Citizen of France

*MALLET, ARTHUR H. G.
Lieutenant, French Army
Liaison Officer, 2d Battalion, 47th U.S. Infantry (Attached), 4th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: August 7, 1918
Citation::
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Arthur H. G. Mallet, Lieutenant, French Army, for extraordinary heroism in action on the Vesle River, near Bazoches, France, August 7, 1918, while serving as liaison officer with the 2d Battalion, 47th U.S. Infantry, which led the attack against the enemy in the face of stubborn resistance, crossed the Vesle River, seized a critical position north of that stream, and held tenaciously to it throughout the day. Lieutenant Mallet, under a heavy and continuous hostile fire, repeatedly went from one front-line combat group to another, assisting materially in the successful conduct of the action by his courageous actions, suggestions, and professional skill. He rendered highly important services at a critical moment when the left of the line was sorely pressed by enemy counterattack and at all times by his soldierly conduct, inspiring courage, and high qualities of leadership was an heroic example to his comrades in arms. He was killed in action late in the afternoon.
General Orders No. No. 4, W.D., 1923
Citizen of France

MARCHAND, LEON
(First Award)
Lieutenant, French Army
202d Regiment of Infantry, 30th U.S. Infantry (Attached), 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 15, 1918
Citation::
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Leon Marchand, Lieutenant, French Army, for extraordinary heroism in action during the Battle of the Marne, July 15, 1918. Lieutenant Marchand repeatedly displayed superb courage by voluntarily proceeding from the regimental command post dugout to an observation post on the edge of the woods, through intense shell fire, in order to observe the progress of the action and obtain information necessary for the commanding officer. The superb courage of Lieutenant Marchand was an inspiration to the men of the regiment to which he was attached.
General Orders No. 44, W.D., 1919
Citizen of France
Other Award: Distinguished Service Cross w/OLC (WWI)

MARCHAND, LEON
(Second Award)
Lieutenant, French Army
202d Regiment of Infantry, 30th U.S. Infantry (Attached), 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 14, 1918
Citation::
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Leon Marchand, Lieutenant, French Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near the Ferme de Madeleine du Cunel, France, October 14, 1918. Lieutenant Marchand twice voluntarily accompanied attacking troops through heavy enemy barrages, and on one of these occasions was caught between friendly and hostile machine-gun fire, displaying notable coolness and gallantry. Later, in the same night, he volunteered and led a patrol into the Bois-de-Pultiere to locate a dugout for the advance regimental post of command, although he knew the woods were saturated with gas, by which he was overcome.
General Orders No. 44, W.D., 1919
Citizen of France
Other Award: Distinguished Service Cross (WWI)

MARECHAL, ADRIAN
Second Lieutenant, French Army
Observer, 214th Aero Squadron, French Air Service, 5th Army Corps, A.E.F. (Attached)
Date of Action: November 3, 1918
Citation::
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Adrian Marechal, Second Lieutenant, French Army, for extraordinary heroism in action November 3, 1918, at Pouilly, Meuse, France. After two fingers of his right hand had been shot away, a hole shot through his hand, and the trigger of one machine-gun blown off, Sous Lieutenant Marechal continued to fire with his left hand on five monoplace planes which had attacked him over the hostile lines. By doing this he enabled the pilot to bring his damaged machine back to our own lines and brought valuable information of our own and enemy troops. After landing, he made his report before he received medical treatment.
General Orders 81, W.D., 1919
Citizen of France

MARIUS, JEAN
Sergeant, French Army
5th Regiment, Colonial Infantry
Date of Action: November 3, 1918
Citation::
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Jean Marius, Sergeant, French Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Vilosnes, France, November 3, 1918. Sergeant Marius voluntarily accompanied an American officer on an engineering reconnaissance of a dangerous character. When the detachment was almost surrounded by the enemy he succeeded in killing several Germans and thereby saved the officer's life.
General Orders 62, W.D., 1919
Citizen of France

MARTELLIERE, ANDRE P.
Captain, French Army
8th Company, 64th Battalion, Chasseurs Alpins
Date of Action: August 20 & September 2, 1918
Citation::
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Andre P. Martelliere, Captain, French Army, for extraordinary heroism in action in the vicinity of Juvigny, France, August 20 and September 2, 1918. Captain Martelliere, in command of the 8th Company of 64th Battalion, Chasseurs Alpins, French Army, which company operated as a liaison unit of the 32d American Division, maintained communication on an exposed flank under heavy enemy fire during the four days of the operation. On September 2, although suffering from the effects of gas, he continued on and fearlessly led his company in the assault on Mont-de-Leuilly under heavy enemy fire and assisted in the capture of the position, together with a number of prisoners and much material.
General Orders No. No. 53, W.D., 1920
Citizen of France

*MAXWELL, ROGER
First Lieutenant of Infantry, French Army
Information Officer, 369th U.S. Infantry (Attached), 93d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 26 - 30, 1918
Citation::
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Roger Maxwell, First Lieutenant of Infantry, French Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Vaulmy, France, September 26 - 30, 1918. Lieutenant Maxwell accomplished liaison missions under very difficult circumstances and gave valuable help to the general commanding the Army corps during the battle of September 26 - 30, 1918.
General Orders No. No. 19, W.D., 1922
Citizen of France

MENI, JEAN
Captain, French Army
Pilot, 16th Pursuit Group, French Air Service
Date of Action: September 12, 1918
Citation::
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Jean Meni, Captain, French Army, for extraordinary heroism in action in the St. Mihiel offensive, France, September 12, 1918. Despite the unfavorable weather conditions, Captain Meni made a reconnaissance flight over the enemy lines, returning with valuable information concerning the evacuation of the enemy and the dominant position of Montsec.
General Orders 62, W.D., 1919
Citizen of France

MEREL, ROBERT
First Lieutenant of Infantry, French Army
91st Division, A.E.F. (Attached)
Date of Action: October 31 & November 1, 1918
Citation::
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Robert Merel, First Lieutenant of Infantry, French Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Spitaals-Bosschen and Audenarde, Belgium, October 31- November 1, 1918. Armed with an automatic rifle, Lieutenant Merel went forward alone and killed the gunner of an enemy machine-gun whose fire had been holding up the advancing line.
General Orders No. 46, W.D., 1919
Citizen of France

MEURISSE, JEAN L.
Captain, French Army
27th Regiment, French Infantry
Date of Action: July 18, 1918
Citation::
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Jean L. Meurisse, Captain, French Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Chevillon, France, July 18, 1918. Acting as liaison officer with the 58th American Infantry, Captain Meurisse showed marked personal courage under intense fire, setting an example of fearlessness to the officers and men with him. His knowledge of German artillery enabled him to advise methods of approach for our troops which were instrumental in preventing many casualties.
General Orders 81, W.D., 1919
Citizen of France

MICHEL, MARCEL H.
Sergeant, French Army
Pilot, 218th Escadrille, French Air Service
Date of Action: September 12, 1918
Citation::
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Marcel H. Michel, Sergeant, French Army, for extraordinary heroism in action in the region of St. Mihiel, France, September 12, 1918. Sergeant Michel, while on a reconnaissance, had his wireless outfit destroyed by enemy fire. Realizing that he could not communicate with his lines, and also being well into the enemy's territory, he descended to an extremely low altitude. Disregarding the enemy's antiaircraft and ground machine-gun fire, he attacked an enemy convoy, causing considerable damage.
General Orders 81, W.D., 1919
Citizen of France

*MILLERET, NORBERT
First Lieutenant, French Army
Liaison Officer, 49th Regiment of Infantry, 155th U.S. Infantry (Attached), 78th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 14 - October 3 & October 15 - 19, 1918
Citation::
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Norbert Milleret, First Lieutenant, French Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Thiaucourt, France, September 14 - October 3, 1918; and near the Bois-des-Loges, France, October 15 - 19, 1918. As liaison officer with the 155th Infantry Brigade, Lieutenant Milleret was untiring in his constant efforts to further the success of the operations and repeatedly ignored his personal safety in visiting observation posts and assisting in the machine-gun and intelligence work of the brigade. Lieutenant Milleret was killed by shell fire on October 19, 1918.
General Orders 78, W.D., 1919
Citizen of France

MOREL, JULIEN
Interpreter, French Army
138th U.S. Infantry (Attached), 35th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 18, 1918
Citation::
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Julien Morel, Interpreter, French Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Cheppy, France, September 18, 1918. Attached as an interpreter to the 138th Infantry, Mr. Morel volunteered to go forward with the organization in an attack, and though himself wounded helped to carry a wounded officer from the battle field and then returning, led the tanks to Cheppy, making possible the entrance of the Infantry to that town.
General Orders No. No. 53, W.D., 1920
Citizen of France

PEPIN, EDMUND
Second Lieutenant, French Army
Pilot, 47th Escadrille Sal, French Air Service
Date of Action: September 12, 1918
Citation::
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Edmund Pepin, Second Lieutenant, French Army, for extraordinary heroism in action in the region of St. Mihiel, France, September 12, 1918. Lieutenant Pepin, in the most adverse weather conditions, flew at an extremely low altitude for two hours and a half, thoroughly reconnoitering enemy positions and returning with information of the greatest value.
General Orders 81, W.D., 1919
Citizen of France

PERRIN, EDOUARD
Brigadier, French Army
350th Tank Company, French Tank Corps
Date of Action: October 4, 1918
Citation::
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Edouard Perrin, Brigadier, French Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Gesnes, France, October 4, 1918. During the first attack on Hill 255 Brigadier Perrin's tank was destroyed and he was captured. On the following night he escaped and on the following day took part in the second attack on the hill. He was wounded soon after the engagement began, but continued to operate his gun, giving an important support to our advancing Infantry. He refused to leave the field for treatment until the mission had been successfully completed.
General Orders 78, W.D., 1919
Citizen of France

PETIT, AUGUSTE J.
Marechal des Logis, French Army
5th Company, 5th Regiment, Mounted Chasseurs
Date of Action: September 27, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Auguste J. Petit, Marechal des Logis, French Army, for extraordinary heroism in action east of Daucourt, France, September 27, 1918. Having been ordered to attack Bonvrot Farm, Marechal des Logis Petit led his platoon forward with fixed bayonets and cut off the enemy, capturing the position, which had been occupied by the enemy since dawn. His platoon, numbering but 20, took 85 prisoners and four machine-guns.
General Orders 62, W.D., 1919
Home Town: , France

PIVETEAU, E. M.
Lieutenant, French Army
3d Battalion of Light Tanks, Assault Artillery
Date of Action: October 3 - 8, 1918
Citation::
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to E. M. Piveteau, Lieutenant, French Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Massif Blanc Mont, France, October 3 - 8, 1918. During two attacks by the Second American Division, Lieutenant Piveteau repeatedly distinguished himself by his courage and utter disregard of danger in transmitting orders and gathering important information for his battalion commander. His zeal, devotion to duty and initiative were of the highest order.
General Orders No. 126, W.D., 1919
Citizen of France

PRALY, LOUIS
Aspirant, French Army
350th Tank Company, French Tank Corps
Date of Action: October 4, 1918
Citation::
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Louis Praly, Aspirant, French Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Gesnes, France, October 4, 1918. Commanding one of the tank sections, which was preceding the advance of the American infantry, Aspirant Praly displayed exceptional bravery in destroying machine-gun nests until his tank received a direct hit from the enemy's artillery. Notwithstanding that his tank was unable to continue forward and that he himself was wounded, Aspirant Praly continued to operate his guns until all his ammunition was exhausted.
General Orders 78, W.D., 1919
Citizen of France

PRUDHOMME, FREDERIC H.
Second Lieutenant, French Army
12th Regiment, Mounted Chasseurs
Date of Action: September 14, 1918
Citation::
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Frederic H. Prudhomme, Second Lieutenant, French Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Woel, France, September 14, 1918. Having been ordered to occupy the village of Woel, which he found to be held by one company of Germans, Lieutenant Prudhomme unhesitatingly attacked with one section and captured the town, taking 18 prisoners and two machine-guns and killing many of the enemy. He then held the position for 24 hours against several hostile counterattacks.
General Orders 62, W.D., 1919
Citizen of France

QUINTON, R.
Lieutenant Colonel, French Army
452d Regiment of Field Artillery, 2d Division, A.E.F. (Attached)
Date of Action: October 3 - 17, 1918
Citation::
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to R. Quinton, Lieutenant Colonel, French Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Blanc Mont, France, October 3 - 17, 1918. During the attack on Blanc Mont, Lieutenant Colonel Quinton, undeterred by heavy shell fire, personally made reconnaissances to the front each day and secured information of the enemy to determine locations for his batteries.
General Orders 62, W.D., 1919
Citizen of France

RAULT, JEAN EMILE
Captain, French Army
5th Regiment, Colonial Infantry
Date of Action: September 26, 1918
Citation::
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Jean Emile Rault, Captain, French Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Haudiomont, France, September 26, 1918. In making a local attack in the Bois-de-Manheulles, Captain Rault, by skillful maneuvering, succeeded in cutting off the retreat of an entire company of the enemy.
General Orders 62, W.D., 1919
Citizen of France

RAVISSE, HENRI
Captain, French Army
153d Regiment, French Infantry
Date of Action: September 12, 1918
Citation::
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Henri Ravisse, Captain, French Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Montsec, France, September 13, 1918. Riding ahead of his lines, under most terrific fire, Captain Ravisse established and maintained liaison with the nest American division. On many occasions he rendered most valuable assistance to the allied armies, undertaking most perilous missions to insure communications between troops.
General Orders 62, W.D., 1919
Citizen of France

REDIER, MAURICE
Captain, French Army
65th Regiment of Infantry, 72d U.S. Infantry Brigade (Attached), 36th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 13, 1918
Citation::
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Maurice Redier, Captain, French Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Pauvres, France, October 13, 1918. Captain Redier moved forward in advance of our infantry patrols of units on the flank. He displayed great coolness and dash under artillery and machine-gun fire. He also entered Vaux-Champagne in the advance of our troops. His conduct was an inspiration to all troops in the attack.
General Orders No. 126, W.D., 1919
Citizen of France

REISS, ANDRE
Interpreter, French Army
4th U.S. Machine Gun Battalion (Attached), 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September & October 5 - 9, 1918
Citation::
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Andre Reiss, Interpreter, French Army, for extraordinary heroism in action during the St. Mihiel offensive, France, 1918, and at Mont Blanc, France, October 5 - 9, 1918. While attached to the 4th Machine Gun Battalion, Interpreter Reiss voluntarily assumed the duties of the battalion adjutant who had been injured. In reconnaissance, maintaining communication, and establishing liaison he displayed absolute fearlessness and rendered valuable assistance to the battalion. At Mont Blanc, October 5 - 9, 1918, he continually went back and forth through artillery and machine-gun fire in order to maintain liaison between the 4th Machine Gun Battalion and the French unit on the right.
General Orders No. No. 49, W.D., 1922
Citizen of France

RERAT, ARMAND
Lieutenant of Infantry, French Army
42d Division, A.E.F. (Attached)
Date of Action: July 15 - 18, 1918
Citation::
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Armand Rerat, Lieutenant of Infantry, French Army, for extraordinary heroism in action in Champagne, July 15 - 18, 1918, and on the Ourcq River, July 26 to August 2, 1918. During the German attack of July 15 - 18 in Champagne, Lieutenant Rerat voluntarily joined the 2d Battalion of the 165th Infantry in the fight in the front line and was conspicuous for his bravery. He again behaved himself very gallantly during the attack on the Ourcq River, July 26 to August 2, 1918, where he was slightly wounded but refused aid until the fight was over.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Citizen of France

RITT, MAURICE J. V.
Lieutenant of Infantry, French Army
French Mission, 127th U.S. Infantry (Attached), 32d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: August 31, 1918
Citation::
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Maurice J. V. Ritt, Lieutenant of Infantry, French Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Juvigny, north of Soissons, France, August 31, 1918. Lieutenant Ritt assisted in establishing an advanced machine-gun position in the village of Juvigny, the fire of which forced the surrender of 32 enemy prisoners. This gallant officer assisted in forming a new line and went from one end to the other, picking up stragglers and getting the line organized, exposing himself to machine-gun fire throughout the operation. Three times he went through heavy fire for the purpose of maintaining liaison with a French division on the right.
General Orders 81, W.D., 1919
Citizen of France

ROUSSEL, JEAN
Private First Class, French Army
3d Company, 12th Regiment, Mounted Chasseurs
Date of Action: September 12 - 13, 1918
Citation::
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Jean Roussel, Private First Class, French Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near St. Mihiel, France, September 12 & 13, 1918. While engaged on liaison duty with his platoon in the front line, Cavalier Roussel displayed remarkable daring in an encounter with ten of the enemy. After seizing a rifle from the hands of one of them, he succeeded in disarming the others and brought them to our lines.
General Orders 62, W.D., 1919
Citizen of France

SANTINI, PHILIPPE
Lieutenant, French Army
53d Regiment, Colonial Infantry
Date of Action: July 15 - 16, October 14, & November 9, 1918
Citation::
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Philippe Santini, Lieutenant, French Army, for repeated acts of extraordinary heroism in action July 15 - 16, October 14, and November 9, 1918, Argonne-Meuse. On July 15 - 16, Lieutenant Santini defended a stronghold against overwhelming forces of the enemy for a period of 34 hours until assisted by reinforcements. On October 14 under cover of a fog he carried on a raid against an enemy picket and, without loss, he captured 14 prisoners and one machine-gun. On November 9, after being severely wounded, he took a strong enemy position after a severe struggle and also captured nine prisoners and two machine guns.
General Orders 62, W.D., 1919
Citizen of France

SARDIER, GILBERT J. M. L.
First Lieutenant of Air Service, French Army
Pilot, French Air Service
Date of Action: May 15, June 4, & September 14, 1918
Citation::
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Gilbert J. M. L. Sardier, First Lieutenant of Air Service, French Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Mesnil-St. Firmin, France, May 15, 1918, and north of Chateau-Thierry, France, June 4, 1918. On May 15 Lieutenant Sardier, while a member on a patrol, left his unit and alone attacked and destroyed two enemy planes (single seaters). On June 4, while under American command, he attacked and burned two enemy balloons. On September 14, near St. Mihiel, he attacked two enemy balloons and drove off an enemy biplane. This action took place while serving under American command.
General Orders No. No. 53, W.D., 1920
Citizen of France

SARTORIOUS, EMILE
Adjutant, French Army
Interpreter, 42d Division, A.E.F. (Attached)
Date of Action: July 15, 1918
Citation::
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Emile Sartorious, Adjutant, French Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Vadenay, north of Chalons-sur-Marne, France, July 15, 1918, During the shelling of Vadenay on the morning of July 15, 1918, Adjutant Interpreter Sartorious voluntarily left a place of safety to conduct American troops to shelter under a heavy fire of major-caliber shells and was severely wounded.
General Orders No. No. 117, W.D., 1918
Citizen of France

SIMONET, ANDRE
Marechal des Logis, French Army
Battalion of 19th Train of Military Transports, 371st U.S. Infantry (Attached), 93d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 30, 1918
Citation::
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Andre Simonet, Marechal des Logis, French Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Trieres Farm, France, September 30, 1918. While on duty with the 37th Infantry as interpreter, Marechal de Logis Simonet rendered exceptional service to our forces by assuming command until the second in command could be notified, when the adjutant and commanding officer of the battalion to which he was attached were wounded. At this time he made a voluntary trip to the regimental post of command to report conditions to the battalion.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Citizen of France

TESSIER, FERNAND
First Lieutenant, French Army
14th Regiment of Chasseurs, 369th U.S. Infantry (Attached), 93d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 26 - October 1, 1918
Citation::
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Fernand Tessier, First Lieutenant, French Army, for extraordinary heroism in action in the Champagne Sector, France, September 26 - October 1, 1918. Lieutenant Tessier was attached to the 369th Infantry as liaison officer, and, by continuous passage through zones which were under most intense fire, maintained perfect liaison with brigade headquarters. In the attack on Sechault, he was constantly in touch with the most advanced lines, and personally carried messages to the assaulting battalion. He aided materially in holding the captured positions.
General Orders 62, W.D., 1919
Citizen of France

THIABAUD, CLAUDE E.
Lieutenant, French Army
6th Regiment, Colonial Infantry
Date of Action: November 7 - 10, 1918
Citation::
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Claude E. Thiabaud, Lieutenant, French Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Le Ferme and Damvillers, France, November 7 - 10, 1918. In liaison with American troops Lieutenant Thiabaud rendered most valuable assistance and greatly aided in driving the enemy from La Ferme and Damvillers. Throughout the war he participated in all the important attacks of his organization, and his brilliant leadership, singular courage and devotion to duty played an important part in the success of the operations.
General Orders 62, W.D., 1919
Citizen of France

THIEBAULT, RENE
Marechal des Logis, French Army
308th Company, 3d Battalion of Light Tanks, Assault Artillery
Date of Action: October 3, 1918
Citation::
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Rene Thiebault, Marechal des Logis, French Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Massif Blanc Mont, France, October 3, 1918. Following an attack by the 2d American Division, Marechal Des Logia Thiebault distinguished himself by personal courage and coolness in going under heavy shell fire to the rescue of wounded American soldiers.
General Orders No. 126, W.D., 1919
Citizen of France

TRIBOT-LASPIERRE, JEAN R.
Captain, French Army
Rifle Regiment, 1st Algerian Tirailleurs
Date of Action: June 6, 1918
Citation::
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Jean R. Tribot-Laspierre, Captain, French Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Bois-de-Belleau, France, June 6, 1918. Although suffering severely from shell shock and the effects of gas, Captain Tribot-Laspierre made his way from the 6th Regiment to the 5th Regiment, U.S. Marine Corps, through very heavy and effective fire, with information of great importance.
General Orders No. No. 38, W.D., 1921
Citizen of France

TRIVES, FRANCIS M.
Captain of Artillery, French Army
Liaison Officer, 164th U.S. Artillery Brigade (Attached), 89th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 2, 1918
Citation::
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Francis M. Trives, Captain of Artillery, French Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Haumont, France, November 2, 1918. Captain Trives volunteered to accompany a raiding party of the 28th Division. On reaching the German wire, the patrol became confused and disorganized. Realizing that the party was in great danger of being caught in a heavy barrage, Captain Trives quickly reorganized the patrol, working under heavy fire and continued to lead the raiding party until he was seriously wounded.
General Orders No. 126, W.D., 1919
Citizen of France

VACARISAS, JOSEPH
Brigadier, French Army
19th Battery, E.V.N., 70th Regiment, A.L.G.P.
Date of Action: September 1, 1918
Citation::
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Joseph Vacarisas, Brigadier, French Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Mortzwiller, Alsace, September 1, 1918. During an unusually heavy enemy bombardment of the railroad station, Brigadier Vacarisas entered the area and assisted the train crew in removing to safety nine carloads of ammunition. The mission was accomplished despite the fact that the firing had damaged the track and had scattered branches of trees over the route.
General Orders 81, W.D., 1919
Citizen of France

VALLOIS, ROBERT
Captain of Air Service, French Army
Observer, 16th Pursuit Group, French Air Service
Date of Action: September 12, 1918
Citation::
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Robert Vallois, Captain of Air Service, French Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Thiaucourt, France. Captain Vallois volunteered to fly with Major Lewis H. Brereton on an important reconnaissance mission. On account of poor visibility they were forced to fly at a very low altitude and were continually harassed by antiaircraft fire. Four enemy monoplanes (type Fokker) attacked them, and during the combat which followed Captain Vallois' gun jammed. After withdrawing for the purpose of clearing the jam they again returned to the fight, and, despite the fact that he had been painfully wounded in the face, Captain Vallois succeeded in dispersing three of the adversaries and fought off the other while his pilot made a landing.
General Orders No. 46, W.D., 1919
Citizen of France

*VERRY, LOUIS
Marechal des Logis, French Army
Interpreter, 5th Regiment (U.S. Marine Corps)(Attached), 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 18, 1918
Citation::
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Louis Verry, Marechal des Logis, French Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Soissons, France, July 18, 1918. Under heavy enemy shellfire Marechal des Logis Verry volunteered to lead a liaison patrol for the purpose of establishing liaison with French units on the left. He and three American soldiers were killed by shellfire after advancing only a few yards on this perilous mission.
General Orders No. No. 35, W.D., 1920
Citizen of France

VIAUD, LOUIS
First Lieutenant, French Army
1st Company, 20th Regiment, French Infantry
Date of Action: April 18 - 19, 1918
Citation::
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Louis Viaud, First Lieutenant, French Army, for extraordinary heroism in action on the night of April 18 - 19, 1918. Lieutenant Viaud led a French-American detachment in a raid with the greatest coolness and bravery, displaying leadership and resourcefulness. When counterattacked by a strong German force he maintained his ground and repulsed the enemy.
General Orders No. No. 126, W.D., 1918
Citizen of France

VIVIEN, ROBERT
Captain of Infantry, French Army
9th U.S. Infantry (Attached), 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: June 1 & July 19, 1918
Citation::
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Robert Vivien, Captain of Infantry, French Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Bois-les-Marettes, France, June 1, 1918, and at Villers-Cotterets Woods, France, July 18, 1918. Upon the arrival of the 9th Infantry in the Chateau-Thierry sector June 1, 1918, Captain Vivien assisted in placing several companies in position and established liaison with the French. At this time the position of the enemy was unknown. Captain Vivien performed this act of great risk of being captured by the enemy. In the attack south of Soissons Captain Vivien assisted in re-forming the line and reorganizing combat groups after the attack on the German positions.
General Orders No. 126, W.D., 1919
Citizen of France

WACKERNIE, GEORGES
Lieutenant, French Army
54th Regiment of Infantry, 7th U.S. Machine Gun Battalion (Attached), 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: May 31, 1918
Citation::
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Georges Wackernie, Lieutenant, French Army, for extraordinary heroism in action during the operations against the enemy at Chateau-Thierry, France, from May 31 to June 4, 1918. Lieutenant Wackernie constantly distinguished himself by his extraordinary heroism in voluntarily going through heavy machine-gun fire in order to secure and give important information which could not otherwise be communicated.
General Orders No. No. 126, W.D., 1918
Citizen of France

WICHART, GEORGES
Second Lieutenant of Infantry, French Army
372d U.S. Infantry (Attached), 93d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 27 - October 7, 1918
Citation::
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Georges Wichart, Second Lieutenant of Infantry, French Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Monthois, France, September 27 to October 7, 1918. During the attack on Monthois Second Lieutenant Wichart voluntarily undertook the most hazardous missions, fearlessly traversing ground swept by machine-gun fire and severe bombardment to secure liaison between neighboring French units and to reconnoiter our first line positions. His reports were invaluable. On the night of October 2 he led a battalion to its position of attack and personally reconnoitered the line under intense machine-gun and artillery fire, furnishing a splendid example of coolness and utter disregard of danger to the men of the battalion.
General Orders No. 13, W.D., 1919
Citizen of France

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