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Full Text Citations For Award of

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

 


BAILEY, GEORGE W.
Pharmacist's Mate Third Class, U.S. Navy
5th Regiment (Marines)(Attached), 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 4, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to George W. Bailey, Pharmacist's Mate Third Class, U.S. Navy, for extraordinary heroism in action, near St. Etienne, France, October 4, 1918. Pharmacist's Mate Bailey voluntarily went out in front of the most advanced positions of our troops in order to render first aid to a number of wounded soldiers. He continued the work until all the wounded had been given first aid and evacuated.
General Orders No. 35, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Ogdensburg, NY

BALCH, JOHN H.
Pharmacist's Mate, U.S. Navy
6th Regiment (Marines)(Attached), 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: June 6 - 8, July 19 & October 5 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to John H. Balch, Pharmacist's Mate, U.S. Navy, for repeated acts of extraordinary heroism in action in the Bois-de-Belleau, France, June 6 - 8, 1918, near Vierzy, France, July 19, 1918; and near St. Etienne-aux-Arnes, France, October 5, 1918. During the attack in the Bois-de-Belleau, Pharmacist's Mate Balch displayed conspicuous coolness under shell fire in evacuating wounded men. During the action near Vierzy, he worked unceasingly for sixteen hours, giving assistance to the wounded on a field torn by high explosive shells and covered by direct machine-gun fire. Near St. Etienne-aux-Arnes, he again gave proof of excellent judgment and courage in establishing an advance dressing station under violent shell and machine-gun fire, thereby saving many lives which would otherwise have been lost.
General Orders 70, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Kansas City, MO
Other Award: Medal of Honor (WWI)

BALL, ERNEST B.
Pharmacist's Mate, U.S. Navy
18th Company, 5th Regiment (Marines)(Attached), 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 3, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Ernest B. Ball, Pharmacist's Mate, U.S. Navy, for extraordinary heroism in action near St. Etienne, France, October 3, 1918. Pharmacist's Mate Ball continually exposed himself to severe machine-gun and artillery fire while dressing and carrying wounded soldiers belonging to the unit to which he was attached.
General Orders No. 46, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Ukiah, CA

BATEMAN, CHARLES W.
Pharmacist's Mate Third Class, U.S. Navy
6th Regiment (Marines)(Attached), 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 12 -15, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Charles W. Bateman, Pharmacist's Mate Third Class, U.S. Navy, for extraordinary heroism in action near Thiaucourt France, September 12 -15, 1918. Rendering first aid under heavy artillery and machine-gun fire Pharmacist's Mate Bateman showed utter disregard for his own personal safety, venturing through shelled areas to the assistance of the wounded. He obtained most valuable information for the guidance of stretcher bearers.
General Orders No. 46, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Booneville, IN

BAUME, JOHN
Pharmacist's Mate First Class, U.S. Navy
1st Battalion, 5th Regiment (Marines)(Attached), 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 3 - 5, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to John Baume, Pharmacist's Mate First Class, U.S. Navy, for extraordinary heroism in action near St. Etienne, France, October 3 - 5, 1918. Pharmacist's Mate Baume gave aid to the wounded under shell and machine-gun fire, and went forward several times during the advance to locate advanced dressing stations.
General Orders 87, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Rochester, NY

BEAR, ABSALOM F.
Hospital Apprentice, U.S. Navy
5th Regiment (Marines)(Attached), 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 4, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Absalom F. Bear, Hospital Apprentice, U.S. Navy, for extraordinary heroism in action near St. Etienne, France, October 4, 1918. During a heavy bombardment, Apprentice Bear went to an advanced observation post, dressed the wounds of a comrade, and conducted him to the rear.
General Orders No. 35, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Iberia, MO

BIRD, FRANCIS M.
Pharmacist's Mate, U.S. Navy
5th Regiment (Marines)(Attached), 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 3 - 7, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Francis M. Bird, Pharmacist's Mate, U.S. Navy, for extraordinary heroism in action near Suippes, France, October 3 - 7, 1918. Pharmacists Mate Bird showed great courage in caring for and evacuating the wounded under heavy shell fire, and at one time he alone brought a wounded man from the field after two litter bearers had been killed.
General Orders No. 35, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Salt Lake City, UT

BOONE, JOEL THOMPSON
Lieutenant (Medical Corps), U.S. Navy
6th Regiment (Marines)(Attached), 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: June 9 - 10 & 25, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Joel Thompson Boone, Lieutenant (Medical Corps), U.S. Navy, for extraordinary heroism in action in the Bois-de-Belleau, France, June 9 - 10 and 25, 1918. On two successive days the regimental aid station in which he was working was struck by heavy shells and in each case demolished. Ten men were killed and a number of wounded were badly hurt by falling timbers and stone. Under these harassing conditions this officer continued without cessation his treatment of the wounded, superintending their evacuation, and setting an inspiring example of heroism to the officers and men serving under him. On June 25, 1918, Surgeon Boone followed the attack by one battalion against enemy machine-gun positions in the Bois-de-Belleau, establishing advanced dressing stations under continuous shell fire.
General Orders No. No. 137, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Philadelphia, PA
Other Award: Medal of Honor (WWI)

BOWMAN, ALVIN LESTER
Pharmacist's Mate Second Class, U.S. Navy
51st Company, 5th Regiment (Marines)(Attached), 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 3, 4, & 10, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Alvin Lester Bowman, Pharmacist's Mate Second Class, U.S. Navy, for extraordinary heroism in action near the Meuse River, France, November 3, 4, and 10, 1918. Pharmacist's Mate Bowman displayed exceptional coolness and bravery under intense artillery and machine-gun fire, dressing wounded and carrying them to safety. On the night of November 10, under violent machine-gun and shell fire, he carried three wounded men across the Meuse River to a point where they could be reached by stretcher bearers, exposing himself without thought of personal danger.
General Orders No. 126, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Falls City, OR

BRADY, JOHN J.
Chaplain, U.S. Navy
5th Regiment (Marines)(Attached), 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: June 6 - 7, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to John J. Brady, Chaplain, U.S. Navy, for extraordinary heroism in action near Chateau-Thierry, France, June 6 - 7, 1918. Chaplain Brady made two complete tours of the front line under severe fire, carried on his duties as chaplain with untiring service and ministered to the men of the regiment under unusually trying circumstances. He continually exposed himself to carry cigarettes to men of the line who had no opportunity to get them otherwise.
General Orders No. 46, W.D., 1919
Home Town: New York, NY

BROGDEN, RONALD
Pharmacist's Mate Third Class, U.S. Navy
2nd Battalion 6th Regiment (Marines)(Attached), 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 15, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Ronald Brogden, Pharmacist's Mate Third Class, U.S. Navy, for extraordinary heroism in action near Thiaucourt, France, September 15, 1918. Pharmacist's Mate Brogdon displayed exceptional courage and devotion to duty by going through the heavy artillery and machine-gun fire to the aid of a wounded officer belonging to another organization. After giving first aid treatment to the officer, he carried him back to shelter.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Goldsboro, NC

COCHRANE, ROBERT S.
Chief Pharmacist's Mate, U.S. Navy
6th Machine Gun Battalion, 6th Regiment (Marines)(Attached), 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 3 - 4, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Robert S. Cochrane, Chief Pharmacist's Mate, U.S. Navy, for extraordinary heroism in action near St. Etienne, France, October 3 - 4, 1918. Chief Pharmacist's Mate Cochrane continued to dress wounded when the area in which he was working was swept by machine-gun fire. He was an example of coolness to all during 48 hours of continuous shell fire, never hesitating to expose himself to danger when assistance was needed.
General Orders No. 15, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Richburg, SC

DESSEZ, PAUL T.
Surgeon, U.S. Navy
Headquarters Company, 5th Regiment (Marines)(Attached), 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: June 6, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Paul T. Dessez, Surgeon, U.S. Navy, for extraordinary heroism in action at Chateau-Thierry, June 6, 1918. Surgeon Dessez organized the service of caring for and evacuating the wounded in a most systematic and admirable manner, constantly exposing himself to the enemy, displaying extraordinary heroism, coolness and energy.
General Orders No. No. 110, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Washington, DC

DICKINSON, DWIGHT, JR.
Assistant Surgeon, U.S. Navy
2d Battalion, 5th Regiment (Marines)(Attached), 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 4, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Dwight Dickinson, Jr., Assistant Surgeon, U.S. Navy, for extraordinary heroism in action near St. Etienne, France, October 4, 1918. Under terrific shell and machine-gun fire, Assistant Surgeon Dickinson attended the wounded with utter disregard for his own safety. When a shell struck the dressing station which he had established in an advanced zone, he rushed to the assistance of the wounded, and, through his devotion to duty, many lives were saved.
General Orders No. 46, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Washington, DC

FARWELL, WREY GILMORE
Lieutenant Commander, U.S. Navy
Medical Corps, 6th Regiment (Marines)(Attached), 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: June 6, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Wrey Gilmore Farwell, Lieutenant Commander, U.S. Navy, for extraordinary heroism in action in the Bois-de-Belleau, France, June 6, 1918. Lieutenant Commander Farwell voluntarily exceeded the demand of duty be personally supervising the evacuation of his wounded commanding officer across a field under fire from machine guns and snipers.
General Orders 7, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Brooklyn, NY

GILL, WILLIAM TIGNOR, JR.
Lieutenant, U.S. Navy
Medical Corps, 6th Regiment (Marines)(Attached), 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 19, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to William Tignor Gill, Jr., Lieutenant, U.S. Navy, for extraordinary heroism in action near Vierzy, France, July 19, 1918. Lieutenant Gill established a forward dressing station behind the advanced lines and for 15 hours treated the wounded and directed their evacuation while subjected to intense front and flank fire and in the absence of adequate shelter. His fearlessness under these conditions saved the lives of many wounded who would otherwise have been lost to the service. He disregarded personal danger and remained in an exposed position in order to give immediate care to the unfortunate.
General Orders No. No. 137, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Washington, DC

HOOK, FREDERICK R.
Passed Assistant Surgeon, U.S. Navy
5th Regiment (Marines)(Attached), 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 4 - 6, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Frederick R. Hook, Passed Assistant Surgeon, U.S. Navy, for extraordinary heroism in action near St. Etienne, France, October 4 - 6, 1918. Assistant Surgeon Hook established an advance dressing station in an exposed position under heavy artillery and machine-gun fire. He worked fearlessly and unceasingly, giving first aid to the wounded and directing their evacuation, until ordered to move to the rear.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: New York, NY

*JAMISON, ROLAND RAY
Pharmacist's Mate First Class, U.S. Navy
1st Battalion, 5th Regiment (Marines)(Attached), 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 4 - 5, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Roland Ray Jamison, Pharmacist's Mate First Class, U.S. Navy, for extraordinary heroism in action near St. Etienne, France, October 4 - 5, 1918. Regardless of his personal danger, Pharmacist's Mate Jamison repeatedly exposed himself to machine-gun and shell fire to give first aid to the wounded in the open.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Hermitage, MO

JENNISON, CHARLES SUMNER
Pharmacist's Mate Second Class, U.S. Navy
2d Battalion, 5th Regiment (Marines)(Attached), 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 4 - 6, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Charles Sumner Jennison, Pharmacist's Mate Second Class, U.S. Navy, for extraordinary heroism in action near Blanc Mont Ridge, France, October 4 - 6, 1918. Pharmacist's Mate Jennison worked fearlessly and efficiently at caring for the wounded in an advanced dressing station, exposed to heavy shell and rifle fire. He was wounded when a shell struck and partly wrecked his aid station, but he refused to be evacuated and continued at his post for 48 hours.
General Orders No. 46, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Malone, NY

KING, OGDEN DOREMUS
Lieutenant, U.S. Navy
6th Machine Gun Battalion, 6th Regiment (Marines)(Attached), 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: June 9 - 10, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Ogden Doremus King, Lieutenant, U.S. Navy, for extraordinary heroism in action near the Bois-de-Belleau, June 9 - 10, 1918. On two successive days the regimental aid station in which he was working was struck by heavy shells and in each case demolished. Ten men were killed and a number of wounded were badly hurt by falling timbers and stone. Under these harassing conditions Lieutenant King continued without cessation his treatment of the wounded, assisting in their evacuation and setting an inspiring example of devotion and courage to the officers and men serving under him.
General Orders No. No. 137, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Albemarle, NC

KINGSBURY, CARL O.
Hospital Apprentice, U.S. Navy
Headquarters, 6th Regiment (Marines)(Attached), 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: April 13, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Carl O. Kingsbury, Hospital Apprentice, U.S. Navy, for extraordinary heroism in action on the morning of April 13, 1918. Hospital Apprentice Kingsbury displayed commendable action in the immediate care and attention incident to the evacuation of more than 100 casualties following the gas-shell bombardment on the morning of April 13, 1918, after he himself had been subjected to gas. He worked incessantly, disregarding his own symptoms, until he had to be evacuated.
General Orders No. No. 129, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Newcastle, PA

*LITCHFIELD, JOHN RUSSELL
Pharmacist's Mate Third Class, U.S. Navy
74th Company, 6th Regiment (Marines)(Attached), 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 15, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to John Russell Litchfield, Pharmacist's Mate Third Class, U.S. Navy, for extraordinary heroism in action near Thiaucourt, France, September 15, 1918. Pharmacist's Mate Litchfield displayed exceptional bravery in giving first aid to the wounded under shell fire. He was killed while taking a wounded soldier out of a trench to the rear.
General Orders No. 27, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Blackwell, OK

MANNING, JAMES EUGENE
Hospital Apprentice, U.S. Navy
1st Battalion, 6th Regiment (Marines)(Attached), 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 15, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to James Eugene Manning, Hospital Apprentice, U.S. Navy, for extraordinary heroism in action near Thiaucourt, France, September 15, 1918. While Hospital Apprentice Manning was attending a wounded man, his dressing station was struck by a shell, from which his patient received two additional wounds. He dressed the man's new wounds and while so doing was himself struck in the back and knocked down by the explosion of another shell. He remained at his post, however, until he had finished dressing his patient's injuries and then removed him from the dressing station, which very soon was completely destroyed by a third shell.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Canton, OH

MCLENDON, PRESTON ALEXANDER
Lieutenant (j.g.), U.S. Navy
Assistant Surgeon, 1st Battalion, 5th Regiment (Marines)(Attached), 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 3 - 4, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Preston Alexander McLendon, Lieutenant (j.g.), U.S. Navy, for extraordinary heroism in action near Blanc Mont, France, October 3 - 4, 1918. During heavy action Assistant Surgeon McLendon continually pushed his dressing station to more advantageous positions. Although in great danger because of a severe shelling, he dressed his patients in an exposed position, using his dugout for the seriously wounded.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: New York, NY

MERKEL, EDMO E.
Pharmacist's Mate Second, U.S. Navy
Company F, 5th Regiment (Marines)(Attached), 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 3 - 4, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Edmo E. Merkel, Pharmacist's Mate Second, U.S. Navy, for extraordinary heroism in action near Blanc Mont, France, October 3 - 4, 1918. Pharmacist's Mate Second Class Merkel accompanied a company of Marines during an advance under violent fire, going to all parts of the line, giving first aid to wounded and directing their evacuation. Although wounded, he remained on duty until forced to go to the rear.
General Orders 87, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Hattiesburg, MS

MESSANELLI, RAY A.
Pharmacist's Mate, U.S. Navy
5th Regiment (Marines)(Attached), 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 4 - 5, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Ray A. Messanelli, Pharmacist's Mate, U.S. Navy, for extraordinary heroism in action near St. Etienne, France, October 4 - 5, 1918. Regardless of his personal danger, Pharmacist's Mate Messanelli repeatedly exposed himself to machine-gun and shell fire to render first aid to the wounded.
General Orders No. 35, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Utica, NY

MICHAEL, WILLIAM HOWARD
Lieutenant Commander, U.S. Navy
Medical Corps, 6th Regiment (Marines)(Attached), 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: June 6, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to William Howard Michael, Lieutenant Commander, U.S. Navy, for extraordinary heroism in action near the Bois-de-Belleau, France, June 6, 1918. Lieutenant Commander Michael displayed unusual courage on the morning of June 6 when he established a dressing station in the open, exposed to both shell and machine-gun fire, in order to be near the wounded. Under these conditions he worked for several hours.
General Orders No. No. 147, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Perryman, MD

NOLAN, VINCENT A.
Pharmacist's Mate, U.S. Navy
Company E, 2d Battalion, 5th Regiment (Marines)(Attached), 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 5 - 9, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Vincent A. Nolan, Pharmacist's Mate, U.S. Navy, for extraordinary heroism in action near St. Etienne, France, October 5 - 9, 1918. During the operations at Blanc Mont Ridge, Pharmacist's Mate Nolan repeatedly went through intense machine-gun and shell fire to administer first aid to officers and soldiers who were wounded and lying in exposed positions.
General Orders 98, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Livingston, MT

NOLTE, WILLIAM V.
Hospital Apprentice First Class, U.S. Navy
5th Regiment (Marines)(Attached), 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 4, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to William V. Nolte, Hospital Apprentice First Class, U.S. Navy, for extraordinary heroism in action near Blanc Mont, October 4, 1918. Apprentice Nolte rendered exceptional assistance to his wounded comrades by continually giving first aid to them under machine-gun fire.
General Orders No. 35, W.D., 1919
Home Town: St. Louis, MO

PETERSON, GEORGE I.
Pharmacist's Mate Third Class, U.S. Navy
Company M, 5th Regiment (Marines)(Attached), 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 3 - 7, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to George I. Peterson, Pharmacist's Mate Third Class, U.S. Navy, for extraordinary heroism in action near St. Etienne, France, October 3 - 7, 1918. Pharmacist's Mate Peterson was directly responsible for the saving of several lives while obliged to care for the company's wounded alone. On succeeding days he traveled from one side of the company sector to the other, through artillery and machine-gun barrage, hunting and caring for the wounded.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Paxton, IL

PILKERTON, ALVIN W.
Pharmacist's Mate, U.S. Navy
1st Battalion, 6th Regiment (Marines)(Attached), 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 15, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Alvin W. Pilkerton, Pharmacist's Mate, U.S. Navy, for extraordinary heroism in action near Thiaucourt, France, September 15, 1918. While he was dressing the injuries of a wounded soldier under heavy shell fire, Pharmacist's Mate Pilkerton was himself severely wounded in two places, but he refused to treat his own wounds until he had taken care of his patient.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Greensboro, AL

PRATT, LESTER L.
Passed Assistant Surgeon, U.S. Navy
5th Regiment (Marines)(Attached), 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: June 11, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Lester L. Pratt, Passed Assistant Surgeon, U.S. Navy, for extraordinary heroism in action in the Bois-de-Belleau, France, June 11, 1918. Although he had been wounded under the left eye, almost blinded by gas fumes, and his dressing station wrecked by shell fire, Surgeon Pratt remained at his post working under the most trying conditions until all the wounded had been safely evacuated.
General Orders No. 44, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Bellefontaine, OH

REED, EUGENE B.
Pharmacist's Mate Second Class, U.S. Navy
5th Regiment (Marines)(Attached), 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 4, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Eugene B. Reed, Pharmacist's Mate Second Class, U.S. Navy, for extraordinary heroism in action near St. Etienne, France, October 4, 1918. During a bombardment, Pharmacist's Mate Reed four times crossed an area heavily shelled and subjected to machine-gun fire to render assistance to his comrades.
General Orders No. 35, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Danbury, CT

ROGERS, BENJAMIN F.
Pharmacist's Mate Second Class, U.S. Navy
5th Regiment (Marines)(Attached), 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 4, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Benjamin F. Rogers, Pharmacist's Mate Second Class, U.S. Navy, for extraordinary heroism in action near St. Etienne, France, October 4, 1918. Pharmacist's Mate Rogers left his shelter and went beyond our most advanced positions giving first aid to the wounded under machine-gun and shell fire until all had been cared for and evacuated.
General Orders No. 35, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Gresham, OR

RUSSELL, THOMAS N.
Pharmacist's Mate Second Class, U.S. Navy
2d Battalion, 5th Regiment (Marines)(Attached), 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 4,1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Thomas N. Russell, Pharmacist's Mate Second Class, U.S. Navy, for extraordinary heroism in action near Blanc Mont Ridge, France, October 4, 1918. Pharmacist's Mate Russell gave proof of remarkable courage and disregard for personal safety by remaining at his post for three days under heavy shell fire rendering first aid to the wounded, even when his dressing station was hit by a large shell.
General Orders No. 46, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Vallejo, CA

*SCHAFFNER, FRED C.
Pharmacist's Mate Third Class, U.S. Navy
6th Regiment (Marines)(Attached), 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: April 13, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Fred C. Schaffner, Pharmacist's Mate Third Class, U.S. Navy, for extraordinary heroism in action during the gas-shell bombardment of April 13, 1918. After having been gassed himself Pharmacist's Mate Third Class Schaffner courageously helped in the treatment of more than 100 cases of gas casualties, disregarding his own condition until overcome. He died, April 18, 1918.
General Orders No. 88, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Rock Island, IL

SHEA, RICHARD O'B
Assistant Surgeon, U.S. Navy
5th Regiment (Marines)(Attached), 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: June 6, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Richard O'B Shea, Assistant Surgeon, U.S. Navy, for extraordinary heroism in action at Chateau-Thierry, France, on June 6, 1918. Assistant Surgeon Shea displayed extraordinary heroism treating the wounded while under heavy bombardment. He showed utter disregard of his personal safety in order to succor others.
General Orders No. No. 109, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Westerly, RI

STAMPS, BERNICE B.
Chief Pharmacist's Mate, U.S. Navy
6th Machine Gun Battalion, 6th Regiment (Marines)(Attached), 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 13 - 15, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Bernice B. Stamps, Chief Pharmacist's Mate, U.S. Navy, for extraordinary heroism in action near Jaulny, France, September 13 - 15, 1918. Working continually without rest or food, Pharmacist's Mate Stamps cared for the wounded under most hazardous conditions. When a counterattack by the enemy seemed imminent the medical detachment was ordered to the rear, but he willingly stayed with the wounded and assisted greatly in their evacuation.
General Orders No. 46, W.D., 1919
Home Town: New Hebron, MS

*TENLEY, EUGENE H.
Hospital Apprentice First Class, U.S. Navy
Company B, 5th Regiment (Marines)(Attached), 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 4, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Eugene H. Tenley, Hospital Apprentice First Class, U.S. Navy, for extraordinary heroism in action near St. Etienne, France, October 4, 1918. Hospital Apprentice Tenley, disregarding his own safety, voluntarily accompanied a small force into action, rendering most valuable treatment to the wounded, until killed by a fragment of a shell.
General Orders No. 32, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Willcox, AZ

TOUSIC, FRANK
Chief Pharmacist's Mate, U.S. Navy
5th Regiment (Marines)(Attached), 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 3 - 7, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Frank Tousic, Chief Pharmacist's Mate, U.S. Navy, for extraordinary heroism in action near Suippes, France, October 3 - 7, 1918. With no regard for his own safety, Chief Pharmacist's Mate Tousio labored unceasingly in caring for and evacuating the wounded under constant shell fire. His great activity and courage saved the lives of many of his comrades.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: New York, NY

*WITT, GEORGE DOUGLAS
Pharmacist's Mate Third Class, U.S. Navy
6th Machine Gun Battalion, 6th Regiment (Marines)(Attached), 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 6, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to George Douglas Witt, Pharmacist's Mate Third Class, U.S. Navy, for extraordinary heroism in action near St. Etienne-a-Arnes, France, October 6, 1918. Pharmacist's Mate Witt displayed remarkable bravery and coolness in giving medical aid to wounded marines while going forward with the assault waves during the attack north of Blanc Mont Ridge and near St. Etienne-Arnes, France, on October 6, 1918. Late in the afternoon on the same date, while giving first aid to a wounded marine in an advance machine-gun post, he was shot and seriously wounded by an enemy sniper.
General Orders No. 15, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Harrington, WA

YATES, FRANK ROY
Pharmacist's Mate Third Class, U.S. Navy
6th Machine Gun Battalion, 6th Regiment (Marines)(Attached), 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 4, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Frank Roy Yates, Pharmacist's Mate Third Class, U.S. Navy, for extraordinary heroism in action near St. Etienne, France, October 4, 1918. Pharmacist's Mate Yates attended the wounded during a heavy artillery and gas bombardment, remaining at his post even after his gas mask was torn from his face by a shell fragment. Late in the day in a violent barrage of machine-gun fire he showed entire disregard for his own safety in ministering to wounded soldiers and in organizing two crews of litter bearers to carry them from the road to the dressing station.
General Orders No. 15, W.D., 1919
Home Town: San Francisco, CA

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