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The Distinguished Service Cross
World War I
 U.S. Marine Corps 

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ADAMS, JAMES P.
First Lieutenant, U.S. Marine Corps
78th Company, 6th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 3, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to James P. Adams, First Lieutenant, U.S. Marine Corps, for extraordinary heroism while serving with the 78th Company, 6th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F. in action near Blanc Mont Ridge, France, October 3, 1918. Voluntarily leading four soldiers through a heavy barrage, Lieutenant Adams attacked and killed a machine-gun crew, which was enfilading his company first line. His willingness, fearlessness, and great courage made possible the cleaning out of many more machine guns, which were holding up the advance of his company.
General Orders No. 35, W.D., 1919
Born: at North Augusta, South Carolina
Home Town: North Augusta, South Carolina
Other Award: Navy Cross (Same Action)

*ALEXANDER, MEARL CHARLES
Corporal, U.S. Marine Corps
Headquarters Company, 5th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: June 6, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Mearl Charles Alexander, Corporal, U.S. Marine Corps, for extraordinary heroism while serving with the Headquarters Company, 5th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F. in action at Chateau-Thierry, France, June 6, 1918. Killed in action, Corporal Alexander gave the supreme proof of that extraordinary heroism which will serve as an example to hitherto untried troops.
General Orders No. 110, W.D., 1918
Born: at Cleveland, Ohio
Home Town: Birmingham, Alabama
Other Award: Navy Cross (Same Action)

ALSUP, JULIAN W.
Private, U.S. Marine Corps
78th Company, 6th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 3, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Julian W. Alsup, Private, U.S. Marine Corps, for extraordinary heroism while serving with the 78th Company, 6th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F. in action at Blanc Mont, France, October 3, 1918. When the advance of their Company was held up by enfilading fire from a hostile machine-gun nest, Private Alsup, with three other soldiers, volunteered and made a flank attack on the nest with bombs and rifles, killing three members of the crew and capturing twenty-five others, together with three machine guns.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Born: at Nashville, Tennessee
Home Town: Nashville, Tennessee
Other Award: Navy Cross (Same Action)

ANDERSON, CARTER LEONARD
Private, U.S. Marine Corps
76th Company, 6th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 3, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Carter Leonard Anderson, Private, U.S. Marine Corps, for extraordinary heroism while serving with the 76th Company, 6th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F. in action near St. Etienne, France, October 3, 1918. After his platoon had been halted by enemy machine-gun fire, Private Anderson exposed himself to heavy enemy fire to attack the enemy position. In spite of the enemy fire, he advanced and with his automatic rifle, delivered an effective fire on the enemy. He was later severely wounded while defending his position against an enemy counter-attack.
General Orders No. No. 53, W.D., 1920
Born: at Cleveland, Ohio
Home Town: Cleveland, Ohio
Other Award: Navy Cross (Same Action)

*ASELTON, ERNEST K.
Private, U.S. Marine Corps
76th Company, 6th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 8, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Ernest K. Aselton, Private, U.S. Marine Corps, for extraordinary heroism while serving with the 76th Company, 6th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F. in action near St. Etienne, France, October 8, 1918. Private Aselton volunteered and, under extremely heavy shell and machine-gun fire, established liaison for his company, bringing reinforcements to the line at a critical time, and thereby' assisting materially in repelling a hostile counterattack. He was killed later during this attack.
General Orders 70, W.D., 1919
Born: at Portland, Michigan
Home Town: St. Paul, Minnesota
Other Award: Navy Cross (Same Action)

*AUER, CHARLES
Corporal, U.S. Marine Corps
20th Company, 5th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: June 6, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Charles Auer, Corporal, U.S. Marine Corps, for extraordinary heroism while serving with the 20th Company, 5th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F. in action at Chateau-Thierry, France, June 6, 1918. Killed in action, Corporal Auer gave the supreme proof of that extraordinary heroism which will serve as an example to hitherto untried troops.
General Orders No. 110, W.D., 1918
Born: at Willamina, Oregon
Home Town: Bandon, Oregon
Other Award: Navy Cross (Same Action)

*AXTON, ANDREW KRAMER
Private, U.S. Marine Corps
Company I, 6th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: June 6, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Andrew Kramer Axton, Private, U.S. Marine Corps, for extraordinary heroism while serving with the Company I, 6th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F. in action in the Bois-de-Belleau, France, June 6, 1918. Private Axton was conspicuous for his bravery and coolness in advancing with an automatic rifle on a strongly defended machine-gun position. He was killed in the performance of his duty.
General Orders No. 126, W.D., 1918
Born: at Uniontown, Pennsylvania
Home Town: West Brownsville, Pennsylvania
Other Award: Navy Cross (Same Action)

B


BAKER, HARRY I.
Sergeant, U.S. Marine Corps
66th Company, 5th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 4, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Harry I. Baker, Sergeant, U.S. Marine Corps, for extraordinary heroism while serving with the 66th Company, 5th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F. in action near St. Etienne, France, October 4, 1918. Sergeant Baker disregarded his own safety by going out under a heavy shell and machine-gun fire to carry a wounded comrade to a place of safety.
General Orders No. 35, W.D., 1919
Born: at Mobile, Alabama
Home Town: Denver, Colorado
Other Award: Navy Cross (Same Action)

BAKER, JOSEPH M.
Private, U.S. Marine Corps
67th Company, 5th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: June 6, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Joseph M. Baker, Private, U.S. Marine Corps, for extraordinary heroism while serving with the 67th Company, 5th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F. in action at Belleau Wood, France, June 6, 1918. When his platoon was suffering casualties from the fire from a hidden machine-gun, Private Baker exposed himself to heavy fire to take up a position on the flank of the enemy gun. He attacked and killed the gunner by rifle fire and then rushed the gun, killing the crew with his bayonet.
General Orders 60, W.D., 1920
Born: at Logansport, Indiana
Home Town: Logansport, Indiana
Other Award: Navy Cross (Same Action)

BALD, EDWARD
Corporal, U.S. Marine Corps
6th Machine-Gun Battalion, 6th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 2 - 10, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Edward Bald, Corporal, U.S. Marine Corps, for extraordinary heroism while serving with the 6th Machine-Gun Battalion, 6th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F. in action near Somme-Py, France, October 2 - 10, 1918. Corporal Bald maneuvered his machine-gun squad independently of the platoon, going forward under intense enemy machine-gun and artillery fire and concentration of gas. On one occasion he led his squad regardless of personal danger, in the rear of the German positions, and laid down a flanking fire against a portion of the enemy line, facilitating its capture, together with a number of the enemy.
General Orders No. 21, W.D., 1919
Born: at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Home Town: Camden, New Jersey
Other Award: Navy Cross (Same Action)

BALLARD, EDWIN L.
Second Lieutenant, U.S. Marine Corps
Supply Company, 6th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: June 7 - 8, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Edwin L. Ballard, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Marine Corps, for extraordinary heroism while serving with the Supply Company, 6th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F. in action near Bouresches, France, June 7 - 8, 1918. Quartermaster Clerk Ballard volunteered and made repeated trips in a truck over a road swept by heavy artillery and machine-gun fire, in plain view of the enemy observation balloons, to deliver ammunition and rations into the town of Bouresches, France, thereby relieving a critical situation.
Decorations U.S. Army, Supplement II, 1939
Born: at Griffin, Georgia
Home Town: Hyannis, Massachusetts

BARCSYKOWSKI, FRANK JOHN
(First Award)
Private, U.S. Marine Corps
55th Company, 5th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: June 11, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Frank John Barcsykowski, Private, U.S. Marine Corps, for extraordinary heroism while serving with the 55th Company, 5th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F. in action in the Bois-de-Belleau, France, June 11, 1918. When all the other members of their group had been killed or wounded by fire from an enemy machine gun, Private Barcsykowski and another soldier charged this gun and killed the entire crew.
General Orders 71, W.D., 1919
Born: at Buffalo, New York
Home Town: Buffalo, New York
Other Award: Navy Cross (WWI), Distinguished Service Cross w/OLC (WWI)

BARCSYKOWSKI, FRANK JOHN
(Second Award)
Private, U.S. Marine Corps
55th Company, 5th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 19, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Frank John Barcsykowski, Private, U.S. Marine Corps, for extraordinary heroism while serving with the 55th Company, 5th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F. in action near Vierzy, France, July 19, 1918. Private Barcsykowski displayed exceptional bravery in charging three machine-guns with the aid of a small detachment of his comrades, killing the crews and capturing the guns which were immediately turned on the Germans, thereby opening the line of the advance of his company, which had been held up by the enemy's fire.
General Orders 71, W.D., 1919
Born: at Buffalo, New York
Home Town: Buffalo, New York
Other Award: Navy Cross (Same Action), Distinguished Service Cross (WWI)

BARNHART, FRANK A.
Sergeant, U.S. Marine Corps
Headquarters Company, 5th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 4, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Frank A. Barnhart, Sergeant, U.S. Marine Corps, for extraordinary heroism while serving with the Headquarters Company, 5th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F. in action near Somme-Py, France, October 4, 1918. Sergeant Barnhart several times left his trench and helped to carry wounded soldiers from the field through machine-gun and artillery fire.
General Orders No. 46, W.D., 1919
Born: at Karns City, Pennsylvania
Home Town: Barberton, Ohio
Other Award: Navy Cross (Same Action)

*BARRON, WILLIAM LAWRENCE
Private, U.S. Marine Corps
16th Company, 5th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: June 23, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to William Lawrence Barron, Private, U.S. Marine Corps, for extraordinary heroism while serving with the 16th Company, 5th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F. in action near Chateau-Thierry, France, June 23, 1918. After making several successful journeys over an area swept by artillery, machine gun, and rifle fire, in his capacity as runner, Private Barron was caught in a heavy barrage and seriously wounded. By a superhuman effort he made his way to his objective, and, after being dragged into safety, insisted on personally delivering his message. He then fell exhausted from loss of blood.
General Orders No. 44, W.D., 1919
Born: at North Tonawanda, New York
Home Town: North Tonawanda, New York
Other Award: Navy Cross (Same Action)

BARROWS, ALBERT EDWARD
(First Award)
Private, U.S. Marine Corps
55th Company, 5th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: June 11, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Albert Edward Barrows, Private, U.S. Marine Corps, for extraordinary heroism while serving with the 55th Company, 5th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F. in action in the Bois-de-Belleau, France, June 11, 1918. After the remainder of their group had become casualties from machine-gun fire, Private Barrows and a comrade displayed exceptional courage in charging and killing the crew of the hostile machine gun which had held up the advance.
General Orders No. 126, W.D., 1918
Born: at Lynn, Massachusetts
Home Town: Lynn, Massachusetts
Other Award: Navy Cross (WWI), Distinguished Service Cross w/OLC (WWI)

BARROWS, ALBERT EDWARD
(Second Award)
Private, U.S. Marine Corps
55th Company, 5th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 19, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Albert Edward Barrows, Private, U.S. Marine Corps, for extraordinary heroism while serving with the 55th Company, 5th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F. in action near Vierzy, France, July 19, 1918. Private Barrows displayed exceptional bravery in charging three machine guns with the aid of a small detachment of his comrades, killing the crews and capturing the guns, which were immediately turned on the Germans, thereby opening the line for the advance of his company, which had been held up by the enemy's fire.
General Orders No. 126, W.D., 1918
Born: at Lynn, Massachusetts
Home Town: Lynn, Massachusetts
Other Award: Navy Cross (Same Action), Distinguished Service Cross (WWI)

BASTON, ALBERT P.
First Lieutenant, U.S. Marine Corps
5th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: June 6, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Albert P. Baston, First Lieutenant, U.S. Marine Corps, for extraordinary heroism while serving with the 5th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F. in action near Chateau-Thierry, France. Although shot in both legs while leading his platoon through the woods at Hill 142, near Chateau-Thierry, France, on June 6, 1918, Lieutenant Baston refused treatment until he had personally assured himself that every man in his platoon was under cover and in good firing position.
General Orders 99, W.D., 1919
Born: at St. Louis Park, Minnesota
Home Town: St. Louis Park, Minnesota
Other Award: Navy Cross (Same Action)

BEARSS, HIRAM IDDINGS
Colonel, U.S. Marine Corps
102d Infantry (Attached), 26th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 26, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Hiram Iddings Bearss, Colonel, U.S. Marine Corps, for extraordinary heroism while attached to the 102d Infantry (Army), 26th Division, A.E.F. in action at Marcheville and Riaville, France, September 26, 1918. Colonel Bearss' indomitable courage and leadership led to the complete success of the attack by two battalions of his regiment on Marcheville and Riaville. During the attacks these two towns changed hands four times, finally remaining in our possession until the troops were ordered to withdraw. Under terrific machine-gun and artillery fire, Colonel Bearss was the first to enter Marcheville, where he directed operations. Later, upon finding his party completely surrounded, he personally assisted in fighting the enemy off with pistol and hand grenades.
General Orders No. 143, W.D., 1918
Born: 4/13/1875 at Peru, Indiana
Home Town: Peru, Indiana
Other Award: Medal of Honor (Philippine Insurrection)

BEAUCHAMP, FELIX
Captain, U.S. Marine Corps
5th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 3 - 4, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Felix Beauchamp, Captain, U.S. Marine Corps, for extraordinary heroism while serving with the 5th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F. in action near St. Etienne, France, October 3 - 4, 1918. Captain Beauchamp took command after his company commander had been evacuated, and despite severe wounds, participated in many engagements, continuing until additional wounds forced his withdrawal from the field.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Born: at Nashville, Tennessee
Home Town: Sitka, Alaska
Other Award: Navy Cross (Same Action)

BEIRD, ROY H.
Private, U.S. Marine Corps
78th Company, 6th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 3, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Roy H. Beird, Private, U.S. Marine Corps, for extraordinary heroism while serving with the 78th Company, 6th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F. in action at Blanc Mont, France, October 3, 1918. When the advance of their company was held up by enfilading fire from a hostile machine-gun nest, Private Beird, with three other soldiers, volunteered and made a flank attack on the nest with bombs and rifles, killing three members of the crew and capturing twenty-five others, together with three machine guns.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Born: at Bluffs, Illinois
Home Town: Bluffs, Illinois
Other Award: Navy Cross (Same Action)

*BELFRY, EARL
Sergeant, U.S. Marine Corps
96th Company, 6th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: June 6, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Earl Belfry, Sergeant, U.S. Marine Corps, for extraordinary heroism while serving with the 96th Company, 6th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F. in action in the capture of Bouresches, France, on June 6, 1918. Sergeant Belfry showed exceptional courage, entering the town after being wounded and taking a leading part in forcing the machine guns of the enemy to evacuate.
General Orders No. 32, W.D., 1919
Born: at Chicago, Illinois
Home Town: New York, New York
Other Award: Navy Cross (Same Action)

BELL, JOE
Sergeant, U.S. Marine Corps
16th Company, 5th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: June 23, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Joe Bell, Sergeant, U.S. Marine Corps, for extraordinary heroism while serving with the 16th Company, 5th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F. in action near Chateau-Thierry, France, June 23, 1918. After becoming separated from his own platoon, Sergeant Bell attached himself to another platoon of the company, and learning that all the runners who had attempted to carry important messages had been killed or wounded, immediately volunteered and made several trips across an open area subjected to a continuous and intense barrage of artillery and machine-gun fire. Sergeant Bell performed this important mission despite the fact that he was almost exhausted when he joined the platoon.
General Orders No. 35, W.D., 1919
Born: at Jackson, Mississippi
Home Town: Jackson, Mississippi
Other Award: Navy Cross (Same Action)

BERNIER, OLIVER D.
Second Lieutenant, U.S. Marine Corps
5th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: June 6, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Oliver D. Bernier, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Marine Corps, for extraordinary heroism while serving with the 5th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F. in action near Chateau-Thierry, France, June 6, 1918. Exposing himself to very heavy concentrated machine-gun and rifle fire, Lieutenant Bernier rushed ahead and broke down a strong wire fence, thereby preventing a delay in his progress and consequent exposure of his men to fire.
General Orders No. 23, W.D., 1919
Born: at Syracuse, New York
Home Town: Syracuse, New York
Other Award: Navy Cross (Same Action)

BERNSTEIN, DAVID
Corporal, U.S. Marine Corps
43d Company, 5th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 5, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to David Bernstein, Corporal, U.S. Marine Corps, for extraordinary heroism while serving with the 43d Company, 5th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F. in action near Blanc Mont, France, October 5, 1918. Learning that a number of wounded soldiers were lying in "No Man's Land," Corporal Bernstein immediately volunteered to help carry them in. He made several trips over an area constantly shelled and subjected to machine-gun and rifle fire.
General Orders No. 46, W.D., 1919
Born: at New York, New York
Home Town: New York, New York
Other Award: Navy Cross (Same Action)

BERRY, BENJAMIN S.
Major, U.S. Marine Corps
5th Machine-Gun Battalion, 5th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: June 6, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Benjamin S. Berry, Major, U.S. Marine Corps, for extraordinary heroism while serving with the 5th Machine-Gun Battalion, 5th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F. in action in the Bois-de-Belleau, northwest of Chateau-Thierry, France. Major Berry led his men in a gallant attack across and into the Bois-de-Belleau on the afternoon of June 6, 1918, inspiring them to deeds of valor by his example. When he reached the edge of the woods he fell, severely wounded. Nevertheless he arose and made a final dash of 30 yards across an open field through a storm of bullets, and reached again the first wave of his command, before yielding to exhaustion from his injury.
General Orders 99, W.D., 1919
Born: at Chester, Pennsylvania
Home Town: Chester, Pennsylvania
Other Award: Navy Cross (Same Action)

BLAKE, ROBERT
First Lieutenant, U.S. Marine Corps
5th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: June 6, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Robert Blake, First Lieutenant, U.S. Marine Corps, for extraordinary heroism while serving with the 5th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F. in action near Bois-de-Belleau, France, June 6, 1918. When the line was temporarily held up, Lieutenant Blake volunteered and maintained liaison with the 49th Company, continually crossing and re-crossing an open field swept by intense machine-gun fire. Later in the engagement he established liaison with the French unit on the left flank, crossing a wheat field under heavy machine-gun and sniping fire, and returned with valuable information.
General Orders No. 46, W.D., 1919
Born: at Seattle, Washington
Home Town: Berkeley, California
Other Award: Navy Cross (Same Action), Navy Cross w/Gold Star (2nd Nicaraguan Campaign)

*BLANCHFIELD, JOHN
Captain, U.S. Marine Corps
5th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: June 6, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to John Blanchfield, Captain, U.S. Marine Corps, for extraordinary heroism while serving with the 5th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F. in action at Chateau- Thierry, France, June 6, 1918. Captain Blanchfield demonstrated exceptional ability in organizing his line at Chateau-Thierry and showed heroic leadership in holding it under violent attack. His company successfully repelled two assaults by superior forces, in the second of which he was mortally wounded.
General Orders No. 5, W.D., 1920
Born: at Ireland Home Town: Brooklyn, New York
Other Award: Navy Cross (Same Action)

BLEASDALE, VICTOR F.
First Lieutenant, U.S. Marine Corps
6th Machine-Gun Battalion, 6th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 8, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Victor F. Bleasdale, First Lieutenant, U.S. Marine Corps, for repeated acts of extraordinary heroism while serving with the 6th Machine-Gun Battalion, 6th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F. in action near Blanc Mont, France, October 8, 1918. On several occasions, regardless of his personal safety, First Lieutenant Bleasdale led his machine-gun platoon through heavy machine-gun and artillery fire. When the Infantry company which he was supporting was halted by the fire of two enemy Maxims, Lieutenant Bleasdale formed his platoon as infantry, assaulted and captured both the enemy guns.
General Orders No. 21, W.D., 1919
Born: at Matamau, Norsewood, New Zealand
Home Town: Janesville, Wisconsin
Other Award: Navy Cross (Same Action), Navy Cross w/Gold Star (2nd Nicaraguan Campaign)

BOGAN, HENRY S.
(First Award)
Sergeant, U.S. Marine Corps
78th Company, 6th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 15, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Henry S. Bogan, Sergeant, U.S. Marine Corps, for extraordinary heroism while serving with the 78th Company, 6th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F. in action near Thiaucourt, France, on September 15, 1918. Sergeant Bogan led a small detachment in an attack on a machine-gun which was holding up the advance, capturing the gun and five of its crew. Sergeant Bogan then continued the advance, entered the hostile trenches and cleared them for a distance of 150 yards, remaining all day in this advanced position under continuous artillery and machine-gun fire.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Born: at Franklin, Kentucky
Home Town: Franklin, Kentucky
Other Award: Navy Cross (WWI), Distinguished Service Cross w/OLC (WWI)

BOGAN, HENRY S.
(Second Award)
Sergeant, U.S. Marine Corps
78th Company, 6th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 3, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Henry S. Bogan, Sergeant, U.S. Marine Corps, for extraordinary heroism while serving with the 78th Company, 6th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F. in action near Blanc Mont, France, October 3, 1918. During the attack on Blanc Mont, Sergeant Bogan, without aid, captured three machine-gun nests, and, after being wounded, took thirty prisoners. He himself escorted these prisoners to the rear rather than have the line weakened by taking men for this duty.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Born: at Franklin, Kentucky
Home Town: Franklin, Kentucky
Other Award: Navy Cross (Same Action), Distinguished Service Cross (WWI)

BONDAY, ROBERT
Private, U.S. Marine Corps
45th Company, 5th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 4 - 6, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Robert Bonday, Private, U.S. Marine Corps, for extraordinary heroism while serving with the 45th Company, 5th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F. in action near St. Etienne, France, October 4 - 6, 1918. Private Bonday, as a runner, displayed exceptional courage in carrying messages for three days under shell and machine gun fire.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Born: at Mount Clemmens, Michigan
Home Town: Mount Clemmens, Michigan
Other Award: Navy Cross (Same Action)

BONNEVILLE, MARION SPENCER
Private, U.S. Marine Corps
Headquarters Company, 6th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: June 6, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Marion Spencer Bonneville, Private, U.S. Marine Corps, for extraordinary heroism while serving with the Headquarters Company, 6th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F. in action near Bouresches, France, June 6, 1918. Private Bonneville volunteered and assisted in taking a truck load of ammunition and material into Bouresches, France, over a road swept by artillery and machine-gun fire, thereby relieving a critical situation.
General Orders No. 49, W.D., 1922
Born: at Snow Hill, Maryland
Home Town: Chicago, Illinois

BOONE, RAYMOND W.
Corporal, U.S. Marine Corps
79th Company, 6th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: June 6, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Raymond W. Boone, Corporal, U.S. Marine Corps, for extraordinary heroism while serving with the 79th Company, 6th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F. in action in the advance on Bouresches, France, June 6, 1918. After receiving three severe wounds Corporal Boone continued in the advance on Bouresches. Having been sent to the rear, he returned close to the advanced lines, where he assisted in bringing in the wounded.
General Orders No. 119, W.D., 1918
Born: at Parsons, Kansas
Home Town: Elsinore, California
Other Award: Navy Cross (Same Action)

BOS, LAMBERT
Private, U.S. Marine Corps
78th Company, 6th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 3, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Lambert Bos, Private, U.S. Marine Corps, for extraordinary heroism while serving with the 78th Company, 6th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F. in action near Blanc Mont Ridge, France, October 3, 1918. Private Bos, with two other volunteers, flanked a machine-gun nest and, after one of his comrades had been wounded, captured fourteen men and two machine guns. Later, he aided in the capture of forty other prisoners in a dugout.
General Orders No. 35, W.D., 1919
Born: at El Paso, Texas
Home Town: Granite, Idaho
Other Award: Navy Cross (Same Action)

BOWER, GEORGE
Second Lieutenant, U.S. Marine Corps
81st Company, 6th Machine-Gun Battalion, 6th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 15, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to George Bower, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Marine Corps, for extraordinary heroism while serving with the 81st Company, 6th Machine-Gun Battalion, 6th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F. in action near Thiaucourt, France, September 15, 1918. Aiding an infantry platoon, which had been forced to withdraw because of heavy machine-gun and artillery fire, Lieutenant Bower, while suffering from severe wounds, kept his guns in position, consolidating his location, and preventing the danger of an enemy counterattack.
General Orders No. 44, W.D., 1919
Born: at Torresdale, Pennsylvania
Home Town: Torresdale, Pennsylvania
Other Award: Navy Cross (Same Action)

BRANDON, CLYDE
Private, U.S. Marine Corps
82d Company, 6th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 3 - 9, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Clyde Brandon, Private, U.S. Marine Corps, for extraordinary heroism while serving with the 82d Company, 6th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F. in action near St. Etienne, France, October 3 - 9, 1918. For six days and nights Private Brandon, a battalion scout, worked unceasingly in supplying his battalion commander with accurate information, repeatedly volunteering for hazardous reconnaissances over fire-swept terrain, penetrating the enemy's lines without hesitation to observe hostile positions, and also establishing liaison under conditions of exceptional difficulty.
General Orders 78, W.D., 1919
Born: at Denver, Colorado
Home Town: Salt Lake City, Utah
Other Award: Navy Cross (Same Action)

BRAUTIGAM, GEORGE F.
Private, U.S. Marine Corps
49th Company, 5th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: June 23, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to George F. Brautigam, Private, U.S. Marine Corps, for extraordinary heroism while serving with the 49th Company, 5th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F. in action in the Bois-de-Belleau, France, June 23, 1918. After carrying messages all night under intense artillery fire, Private Brautigam volunteered, with another soldier, and carried a wounded officer through the shell fire to a dressing station one kilometer away.
General Orders 70, W.D., 1919
Born: at Cincinnati, Ohio
Home Town: Cincinnati, Ohio
Other Award: Navy Cross (Same Action)

BRIDGFORD, JOHN V.
Private, U.S. Marine Corps
51st Company, 5th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 11, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to John V. Bridgford, Private, U.S. Marine Corps, for extraordinary heroism while serving with the 51st Company, 5th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F. in action south of Mouzon, France, November 11, 1918. Private Bridgford delivered an important message from his company to regimental headquarters. In the performance of this mission, exposed to heavy machine-gun and artillery fire, and in full view of enemy machine gunners, he swam the Meuse river. In spite of the great danger, he delivered the message as directed.
General Orders No. 27, W.D., 1919
Born: at New York, New York
Home Town: New York, New York
Other Award: Navy Cross (Same Action)

BROBERG, CARL J.
Private, U.S. Marine Corps
75th Company, 6th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 9, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Carl J. Broberg, Private, U.S. Marine Corps, for extraordinary heroism while serving with the 75th Company, 6th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F. in action near St. Etienne, France, October 9, 1918. When many members of his company had been killed and wounded, Private Broberg went out on to the field under heavy machine-gun fire and administered first aid to several wounded officers and soldiers and carried them to shelter in shell holes.
General Orders No. 44, W.D., 1919
Born: at Aneta, North Dakota
Home Town: Aneta, North Dakota
Other Award: Navy Cross (Same Action)

BROOKS, CHARLES W.
Corporal, U.S. Marine Corps
83d Company, 6th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: June 8, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Charles W. Brooks, Corporal, U.S. Marine Corps, for extraordinary heroism while serving with the 83d Company, 6th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F. in action in the Bois-de-Belleau, France, on June 8, 1918. Corporal Brooks displayed great courage and disregard for personal safety in repeatedly going through heavy machine-gun fire with messages.
General Orders No. 110, W.D., 1918
Born: at Wyanet, Illinois
Home Town: Wheaton, Illinois
Other Award: Navy Cross (Same Action)

BROOKS, ELBERT E.
Private, U.S. Marine Corps
79th Company, 6th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: June 6, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Elbert E. Brooks, Private, U.S. Marine Corps, for extraordinary heroism while serving with the 79th Company, 6th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F. in action at Bouresches, France, June 6, 1918. Private Brooks was conspicuous for heroic action in placing his body in front of his platoon leader while under heavy machine-gun fire, in order that he might dress the officer's wounds. He was shot twice in the hip while shielding the body of his leader.
General Orders No. 119, W.D., 1918
Born: at Memphis, Tennessee
Home Town: Memphis, Tennessee
Other Award: Navy Cross (Same Action)

*BROWN, DILMUS
Private, U.S. Marine Corps
55th Company, 5th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: June 11, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Dilmus Brown, Private, U.S. Marine Corps, for extraordinary heroism while serving with the 55th Company, 5th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F. in action in the Bois-de-Belleau, France, June 11, 1918. After all the other members of his squad had become casualties, Private Brown, single-handed, charged and captured a hostile machine gun.
General Orders 71, W.D., 1919
Born: at Comer, Georgia
Home Town: Comer, Georgia
Other Award: Navy Cross (Same Action)

*BROXUP, JOHN
Private, U.S. Marine Corps
55th Company, 5th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 4, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to John Broxup, Private, U.S. Marine Corps, for extraordinary heroism while serving with the 55th Company, 5th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F. in action near St. Etienne, France, October 4, 1918. Private Broxup succeeded in bringing a wounded officer back to our lines when his company was forced to a new position by superior numbers.
General Orders No. 35, W.D., 1919
Born: at Rochester, New York
Home Town: Buffalo, New York
Other Award: Navy Cross (Same Action)

BRUMMETT, JAMES R.
Private, U.S. Marine Corps
81st Company, 6th Machine-Gun Battalion, 6th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 12 - 16, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to James R. Brummett, Private, U.S. Marine Corps, for extraordinary heroism while serving with the 81st Company, 6th Machine-Gun Battalion, 6th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F. in action near Thiaucourt, France, September 12 - 16, 1918. By effective use of an automatic rifle, Private Brummett defended the left flank of his platoon, thereby preventing the enemy from reaching the rear of his lines. On several other occasions, he volunteered and carried messages through terrific bombardment.
General Orders No. 46, W.D., 1919
Born: at Wilmer, Texas
Home Town: Dime Box, Texas
Other Award: Navy Cross (Same Action)

*BUDDE, GEORGE WILLIAM
Private, U.S. Marine Corps
17th Company, 5th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 11, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to George William Budde, Private, U.S. Marine Corps, for extraordinary heroism while serving with the 17th Company, 5th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F. in action near Villemontry, France, November 11, 1918. Upon his own initiative, Private Budde advanced in front of the line to determine whether a certain machine-gun position was hostile or friendly, and was killed by a machine-gun bullet.
General Orders No. 32, W.D., 1919
Born: at Cincinnati, Ohio
Home Town: Cincinnati, Ohio
Other Award: Navy Cross (Same Action)

*BUFORD, DAVID L.
Gunnery Sergeant, U.S. Marine Corps
55th Company, 5th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: June 13, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to David L. Buford, Gunnery Sergeant, U.S. Marine Corps, for extraordinary heroism while serving with the 55th Company, 5th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F. in action in the Bois-de-Belleau, France, June 13, 1918. After being wounded Sergeant Buford, with exceptional courage, continued to lead his section forward against a machine-gun nest, and captured it.
General Orders 70, W.D., 1919
Born: at Taylor, Arkansas
Home Town: Frankston, Texas
Other Award: Navy Cross (Same Action)

BURKE, STANLEY W.
Second Lieutenant, U.S. Marine Corps
15th Company, 6th Machine-Gun Battalion, 6th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: June 15, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Stanley W. Burke, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Marine Corps, for extraordinary heroism while serving with the 15th Company, 6th Machine-Gun Battalion, 6th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F. in action with the enemy in Bois-de-Belleau, France, on the night of June 15, 1918. When a non-commissioned officer of his company lay helplessly wounded in a position exposed to heavy and continuous enemy artillery fire, Lieutenant Burke voluntarily left the comparative safety of a dugout and went to his assistance. Crawling on his hands and knees in the darkness through the intense enemy fire, Lieutenant Burke finally reached the wounded non commissioned officer, and with the help of an enlisted man dragged him to the safety of the dugout, thereby saving his life.
Decorations U.S. Army, Supplement V, 1941
Born: at Plainfield, New Jersey
Home Town: Plainfield, New Jersey

*BURNES, JOHN F.
Captain, U.S. Marine Corps
5th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: June 12, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to John F. Burnes, Captain, U.S. Marine Corps, for extraordinary heroism while serving with the 5th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F. in action in the attack on Bois-de-Belleau, France, June 12, 1918. Captain Burnes was badly wounded, but completed the disposition of his platoon under violent fire. The injuries which he sustained in the performance of this self- sacrificing duty later caused his death.
General Orders 99, W.D., 1919
Born: at Binghamton, New York
Home Town: Binghamton, New York
Other Award: Navy Cross (Same Action)

BUTTERFIELD, OLIN J.
Corporal, U.S. Marine Corps
77th Company, 6th Machine-Gun Battalion, 6th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 3, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Olin J. Butterfield, Corporal, U.S. Marine Corps, for extraordinary heroism while serving with the 77th Company, 6th Machine-Gun Battalion, 6th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F. in action near St. Etienne, France, October 3, 1918. When our advance infantry was forced to withdraw, Corporal Butterfield's machine-gun crew refused to withdraw, but calmly set up their machine gun. The gun was upset by a bursting hand grenade, which also injured Corporal Butterfield and another member of the squad. Despite their injuries, they immediately reset the gun and opened fire on the advancing Germans when twenty feet distant, causing the Germans to break and retreat in disorder.
General Orders No. 23, W.D., 1919
Born: at Terre Haute, Indiana
Home Town: Denver, Colorado
Other Award: Navy Cross (Same Action)

C


CAMPBELL, WILLIAM E.
Sergeant, U.S. Marine Corps
43d Company, 5th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 3 - 5, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to William E. Campbell, Sergeant, U.S. Marine Corps, for extraordinary heroism while serving with the 43d Company, 5th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F. in action near Blanc Mont, France, October 3 - 5, 1918. On October 3 and 4, while detailed on statistical work, Sergeant Campbell voluntarily assisted in giving first aid to the wounded. On October 5, when the enemy advanced within 300 yards of the dressing station, he took up a position in the lines, helping in defense. Although twice wounded, he remained in action under heavy fire until the enemy had been repulsed.
General Orders No. 46, W.D., 1919
Born: at Mobile, Alabama
Home Town: Tuscaloosa, Alabama
Other Award: Navy Cross (Same Action)

CARBARY, JAMES
Gunnery Sergeant, U.S. Marine Corps
47th Company, 5th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: June 12, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to James Carbary, Gunnery Sergeant, U.S. Marine Corps, for extraordinary heroism while serving with the 47th Company, 5th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F. in action during the attack on Bois-de-Belleau, France, June 12, 1918. Gunnery Sergeant Carbary voluntarily made two trips in the open under terrific fire to within 50 yards of a machine gun and rescued, successfully, two wounded men.
General Orders 99, W.D., 1919
Born: at Muscatine, Iowa
Home Town: Kansas City, Missouri
Other Award: Navy Cross (Same Action)

CARHART, JOSEPH B.
Second Lieutenant, U.S. Marine Corps
55th Company, 5th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 19, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Joseph B. Carhart, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Marine Corps, for extraordinary heroism while serving with the 55th Company, 5th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F. in action near Vierzy, France, July 19, 1918. Second Lieutenant Carhart displayed exceptional bravery in charging three machine guns with a small detachment of his men, killing the crews and capturing the guns, which were immediately turned on the Germans, thereby opening the line for the advance of his company, which had been held up by the enemy's fire.
General Orders No. 3, W.D., 1925
Born: at Guttenberg, New Jersey
Home Town: Weehawken, New Jersey
Other Award: Navy Cross (Same Action)

CARTER, JAMES W.
Private, U.S. Marine Corps
96th Company, 6th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: June 6, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to James W. Carter, Private, U.S. Marine Corps, for extraordinary heroism while serving with the 96th Company, 6th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F. in action at Bouresches, France, June 6, 1918. After having been wounded in the capture of Bouresches, Private Carter displayed remarkable energy and courage in fearlessly attacking superior numbers of the enemy and materially aiding in their defeat.
General Orders No. 119, W.D., 1918
Born: at South Wilmington, Illinois
Home Town: South Wilmington, Illinois
Other Award: Navy Cross (Same Action)

CASEY, JOHN
Sergeant, U.S. Marine Corps
49th Company, 5th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: June 6, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to John Casey, Sergeant, U.S. Marine Corps, for extraordinary heroism while serving with the 49th Company, 5th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F. in action at Chateau-Thierry, France June 6, 1918. Although wounded during a counterattack, Sergeant Casey remained with his group, refusing to go to the rear or to accept medical attention until assured that the enemy had retired and that his men were properly dug in.
General Orders No. 101, W.D., 1918
Born: at Ireland Home Town: West Lynn, Massachusetts
Other Award: Navy Cross (Same Action)

CATES, CLIFTON BLEDSOE
(First Award)
Captain, U.S. Marine Corps
96th Company, 6th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: June 6, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Clifton Bledsoe Cates, Captain, U.S. Marine Corps, for extraordinary heroism while serving with the 96th Company, 6th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F. in action near Chateau-Thierry, France, June 6, 1918. While advancing with his company on the town of Bouresches their progress was greatly hindered by withering machine-gun and artillery fire of the enemy which caused many casualties, one of whom was his commanding officer. Taking command, Captain Cates led them on to the objective despite the fact that he was rendered temporarily unconscious by a bullet striking his helmet and that this was his first engagement. Exposing himself to the extreme hazard, he reorganized his position with but a handful of men.
General Orders 81, W.D., 1919
Born: 8/31/1893 at Tiptonville, Tennessee
Home Town: Tiptonville, Tennessee
Other Award: Navy Cross (Same Action), Distinguished Service Cross w/OLC (WWI)

CATES, CLIFTON BLEDSOE
(Second Award)
Captain, U.S. Marine Corps
96th Company, 6th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: June 13 - 14, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Clifton Bledsoe Cates, Captain, U.S. Marine Corps, for extraordinary heroism while serving with the 96th Company, 6th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F. in action near Bois-de-Belleau, France, June 13 - 14, 1918. During the night, a severe gas attack made it necessary to evacuate practically the entire personnel of two companies, including officers. Captain Gates, suffering painfully from wounds, refused evacuation remaining and rendering valuable assistance to another company.
General Orders 81, W.D., 1919
Born: 8/31/1893 at Tiptonville, Tennessee
Home Town: Tiptonville, Tennessee
Other Award: Navy Cross, Distinguished Service Cross (WWI)

*CHANDLER, HENRY E.
First Lieutenant, U.S. Marine Corps
6th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 15, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Henry E. Chandler, First Lieutenant, U.S. Marine Corps, for extraordinary heroism while serving with the 6th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F. in action near Thiaucourt, France, September 15, 1918. Lieutenant Chandler fearlessly exposed himself to severe artillery and machine-gun fire and located machine-gun nests and sniper posts harassing his company and hindering its advance. He then led his platoon forward in the face of heavy fire and destroyed the nests.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Born: at Ruston, Louisiana
Home Town: Ruston, Louisiana
Other Award: Navy Cross (Same Action)

CHASE, ROY WESLEY
Corporal, U.S. Marine Corps
80th Company, 6th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: June 6, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Roy Wesley Chase, Corporal, U.S. Marine Corps, for extraordinary heroism while serving with the 80th Company, 6th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F. in action in the Bois-de-Belleau, France, June 6, 1918. Corporal Chase assumed command of his platoon in the attack on enemy machine-gun positions in the Bois-de-Belleau, during which he and his men captured two machine guns and killed their crews. He did not retire from the action until all of his men had been killed or wounded.
General Orders No. 126, W.D., 1918
Born: at Chicago, Illinois
Home Town: Chicago, Illinois
Other Award: Navy Cross (Same Action)

CHATMAN, GROVER M.
Private, U.S. Marine Corps
75th Company, 6th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 15, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Grover M. Chatman, Private, U.S. Marine Corps, for extraordinary heroism while serving with the 75th Company, 6th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F. in action near Thiaucourt, France, September 15, 1918. While his platoon was occupying an outpost line in close proximity to the enemy, Private Chatman voluntarily crossed an open space swept by machine-gun fire and overcame three snipers who had been harassing his platoon.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Born: at Austin, Texas
Home Town: San Antonio, Texas
Other Award: Navy Cross (Same Action)

CHILDS, HOWARD JAMES
Corporal, U.S. Marine Corps
83d Company, 6th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: June 6 & 8, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Howard James Childs, Corporal, U.S. Marine Corps, for extraordinary heroism while serving with the 83d Company, 6th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F. in action in the Bois-de-Belleau, France, June 6 - 8, 1918. Corporal Childs, with Corporals Joseph A. Dargis and Benjamin Tilghman, and Private Herman L. McLeod, all of the same company, were prominent in the attack on enemy machine-gun positions in the Bois-de-Belleau on June 6 and 8, 1918; were foremost in their company and at all times acquitted themselves with such distinction that they were an example for the remainder of their command.
General Orders 70, W.D., 1919
Born: at Granville, Illinois
Home Town: Granville, Illinois
Other Award: Navy Cross (Same Action)

CHRISTENSEN, LEROY C.
Private, U.S. Marine Corps
43d Company, 5th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 4, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Leroy C. Christensen, Private, U.S. Marine Corps, for extraordinary heroism while serving with the 43d Company, 5th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F. in action near Blanc Mont Ridge, France, October 4, 1918. Upon seeing his captain wounded and lying in an exposed position, Private Christensen left shelter and rendered him first aid. He then carried the officer from the area where he had been lying, which was subjected to an intense machine gun and artillery barrage.
General Orders 81, W.D., 1919
Born: at Gibbon, Minnesota
Home Town: St. Paul, Minnesota
Other Award: Navy Cross (Same Action)

CLARK, CHALMERS
Private, U.S. Marine Corps
83d Company, 6th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 3 - 9, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Chalmers Clark, Private, U.S. Marine Corps, for extraordinary heroism while serving with the 83d Company, 6th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F. in action near St. Etienne, France, October 3 - 9, 1918. Displaying remarkable devotion to duty, Private Clark remained on duty as a battalion runner for six days and nights, almost without rest, continually risking his life in crossing fields swept by machine-gun and shell fire on liaison and reconnaissance missions for which he volunteered. Each night Private Clark organized and guided carrying parties, bringing food and water to the men in the front lines.
General Orders 78, W.D., 1919
Born: at Exeter, Missouri
Home Town: Detroit, Michigan
Other Award: Navy Cross (Same Action)

CLARK, GUY H.
Corporal, U.S. Marine Corps
43d Company, 5th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 5, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Guy H. Clark, Corporal, U.S. Marine Corps, for extraordinary heroism while serving with the 43d Company, 5th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F. in action near Blanc Mont Ridge, France, October 5, 1918. Learning that a number of wounded soldiers were lying in "No Man's Land," Corporal Clark immediately volunteered to help carry them in. He made several trips over an area which was constantly shelled and subjected to machine-gun and rifle fire.
General Orders No. 46, W.D., 1919
Born: at White Bear Lake, Minnesota
Home Town: St. Paul, Minnesota
Other Award: Navy Cross (Same Action)

CLARK, JAMES LAWRENCE
Private, U.S. Marine Corps
47th Company, 5th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: June 6, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to James Lawrence Clark, Private, U.S. Marine Corps, for extraordinary heroism while serving with the 47th Company, 5th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F. in action at Bois-de-Belleau, France, June 6, 1918. Although wounded in the attack on Bois-de-Belleau, Private Clark crossed through enemy territory to convey a message.
General Orders 99, W.D., 1919
Born: at Seaman, Ohio
Home Town: Seaman, Ohio
Other Award: Navy Cross (Same Action)

CLARKSTON, SAMUEL
Gunnery Sergeant, U.S. Marine Corps
Machine-Gun Company, 5th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 10 - 11, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Samuel Clarkston, Gunnery Sergeant, U.S. Marine Corps, for extraordinary heroism while serving with the Machine-Gun Company, 5th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F. in action near Beaumont, France, November 10 - 11, 1918. Leading the one remaining machine-gun crew across the River Meuse, Sergeant Clarkston, under trying conditions, established a stronghold from which he inflicted severe losses on the enemy.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Born: at Leslie County, Kentucky
Home Town: Kyle, Ohio
Other Award: Navy Cross (Same Action)

COGSWELL, JULIUS C.
First Lieutenant, U.S. Marine Corps
80th Company, 6th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: June 6, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Julius C. Cogswell, First Lieutenant, U.S. Marine Corps, for extraordinary heroism while serving with the 80th Company, 6th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F. in action in the bombardment of La Cense Farm, France, June 6, 1918. Having been previously wounded, First Lieutenant Cogswell refused to be evacuated, and handled his platoon with marked bravery and skill in an assault on a formidable machine-gun position until seriously wounded on June 6, 1918.
General Orders No. 126, W.D., 1918
Born: at Sullivans Island, South Carolina
Home Town: Charleston, South Carolina
Other Award: Navy Cross (Same Action)

*COLE, EDWARD B.
Major, U.S. Marine Corps
6th Machine-Gun Battalion, 6th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: June 6, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Edward B. Cole, Major, U.S. Marine Corps, for extraordinary heroism while serving with the 6th Machine-Gun Battalion, 6th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F. in action in the Bois-de-Belleau, France, on June 6, 1918. Major Cole's unusual heroism in leading his company under heavy fire enabled it to fight with exceptional effectiveness. He personally worked fearlessly until he was mortally wounded.
General Orders No. 119, W.D., 1918
Born: at Boston, Massachusetts
Home Town: Hingham, Massachusetts
Other Award: Navy Cross (Same Action)

COLE, JAMES E.
Private, U.S. Marine Corps
75th Company, 6th Machine-Gun Battalion, 6th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 10, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to James E. Cole, Private, U.S. Marine Corps, for extraordinary heroism while serving with the 75th Company, 6th Machine-Gun Battalion, 6th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F. in action near Beaumont, France, on November 10, 1918. Private Cole was painfully wounded in the foot by a bursting shell which killed or wounded all the members of his gun crew, but, as soon as he had obtained first aid treatment, he immediately returned to his comrades and worked all night under heavy shell fire at carrying the wounded to the dressing station.
General Orders No. 32, W.D., 1919
Born: at Montague, New Jersey
Home Town: Port Jervis, New Jersey
Other Award: Navy Cross (Same Action)

*COLVIN, DAVID P.
Second Lieutenant, U.S. Marine Corps
18th Company, 5th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: June 13, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to David P. Colvin, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Marine Corps, for extraordinary heroism while serving with the 18th Company, 5th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F. in action in the Bois-de-Belleau, France, June 13, 1918. With another soldier, Lieutenant Colvin advanced under the fire of an enemy machine gun, killed four of the crew and captured the gun.
General Orders 71, W.D., 1919
Born: at Greensburg, Pennsylvania
Home Town: Greensburg, Pennsylvania
Other Award: Navy Cross (Same Action)

*CONE, BEN
Corporal, U.S. Marine Corps
82d Company, 6th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: June 6, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Ben Cone, Corporal, U.S. Marine Corps, for extraordinary heroism while serving with the 82d Company, 6th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F. in action in the Bois-de-Belleau, France, on June 6, 1918. Corporal Cone showed exceptional heroism and coolness by advancing with an automatic rifle on a strongly defended enemy machine gun which he knew it was necessary to silence. He was killed while fearlessly going forward in this endeavor.
General Orders No. 126, W.D., 1918
Born: at Detroit, Michigan
Home Town: Detroit, Michigan
Other Award: Navy Cross (Same Action)

*COOK, HOWARD C.
Private, U.S. Marine Corps
95th Company, 6th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 15, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Howard C. Cook, Private, U.S. Marine Corps, for extraordinary heroism while serving with the 95th Company, 6th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F. in action near Thiaucourt, France, September 15, 1918. Private Cook repeatedly volunteered and carried messages for his battalion commander through severe machine-gun and artillery fire. He also exposed himself in an open field for several hours under fire, in order to locate enemy snipers and machine-gun nests.
General Orders 87, W.D., 1919
Born: at Chicago, Illinois
Home Town: Chicago, Illinois
Other Award: Navy Cross (Same Action)

COOK, WALTER
Gunnery Sergeant, U.S. Marine Corps
43d Company, 5th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 6, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Walter Cook, Gunnery Sergeant, U.S. Marine Corps, for extraordinary heroism while serving with the 43d Company, 5th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F. in action near Blanc Mont, France, October 6, 1918. Without regard for his own personal safety, Gunnery Sergeant Cook rescued two men who were buried with dirt by the explosion of a German ammunition dump, and refused to find cover for himself until every man of his command had found a place of safety.
General Orders No. 46, W.D., 1919
Born: at Austria Home Town: Priceburg, Pennsylvania
Other Award: Navy Cross (Same Action)

COOPER, OSCAR M.
Corporal, U.S. Marine Corps
20th Company, 5th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 4 - 6, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Oscar M. Cooper, Corporal, U.S. Marine Corps, for extraordinary heroism while serving with the 20th Company, 5th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F. in action near St. Etienne, France, October 4 - 6, 1918. Corporal Cooper, a runner, displayed exceptional courage in carrying messages for three days under shell and machine-gun fire.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Born: at Osceola, Washington
Home Town: Sedro Woolley, Washington
Other Award: Navy Cross (Same Action)

CORBETT, MURL
First Sergeant, U.S. Marine Corps
49th Company, 5th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: June 6 - 25 & October 4, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Murl Corbett, First Sergeant, U.S. Marine Corps, for extraordinary heroism while serving with the 49th Company, 5th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F. in action near Belleau Wood, France, June 6 - 25, 1918. Finding himself one of a few non-commissioned officers left alive after a desperate attack by the enemy, First Sergeant Corbett organized a defensive position under heavy fire, withstanding numerous counterattacks. On the night of June 12 he led a patrol of three men into the enemy's lines, secured valuable information, and although wounded in the eye, assisted in carrying from "No Man's Land" men more seriously wounded than himself, refusing evacuation until receiving preemptory orders from his company commander. Realizing his battalion was hard pressed for non commissioned officers, he left the hospital without permission, returned to the front lines, and brought up reinforcements under heavy shell fire at a critical time. On October 4, 1918, on Blanc Mount Ridge, Champagne, France, as Battalion Intelligence officer, he fearlessly exposed himself to enemy fire to secure important information. Severely wounded by a bursting shell, and incapacitated by gas, he refused aid from comrades in order that the attack might not be delayed.
General Orders 9, W.D., 1923
Born: at Pierce County, Missouri
Home Town: Edwardsville, Illinois
Other Award: Navy Cross (WWI)

CORNELL, PERCY DURYEA
Captain, U.S. Marine Corps
5th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 4, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Percy Duryea Cornell, Captain, U.S. Marine Corps, for extraordinary heroism while serving with the 5th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F. in action near St. Etienne, France, October 4, 1918. Captain Cornell courageously led his company through heavy artillery and machine-gun fire in the attack on a strongly defended enemy position. His company held the exposed flank and later, when the battalion withdrew, he skillfully covered the other shifting units while exposed to heavy enemy fire.
General Orders 60, W.D., 1920
Born: at New York, New York
Home Town: Galveston, Texas
Other Award: Navy Cross (Same Action), Navy Cross w/Gold Star (WWI)

*CORNELL, WALTER R.
Gunner, U.S. Marine Corps
73d Company, 6th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: June 6, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Walter R. Cornell, Gunner, U.S. Marine Corps, for extraordinary heroism while serving with the 73d Company, 6th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F. in action at Chateau-Thierry, France, June 6, 1918. Killed in action, Gunner Cornell gave the supreme proof of that extraordinary heroism which will serve as an example to hitherto untried troops.
General Orders No. 119, W.D., 1918
Born: at Cornell, Illinois
Home Town: Cornell, Illinois
Other Award: Navy Cross (Same Action)

COURTNEY, JAMES
Sergeant, U.S. Marine Corps
43d Company, 5th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 5, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to James Courtney, Sergeant, U.S. Marine Corps, for extraordinary heroism while serving with the 43d Company, 5th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F. in action near Blanc Mont, France, October 5, 1918. Upon learning that a number of soldiers were lying wounded in "No Man's Land," Sergeant Courtney immediately volunteered and made trips over an area swept by machine-gun and rifle fire until all the wounded had been carried to shelter.
General Orders No. 46, W.D., 1919
Born: at Bracken County, Kentucky
Home Town: Covington, Kentucky
Other Award: Navy Cross (Same Action)

COVERDELL, VERN A.
Lieutenant, U.S. Marine Corps
Machine-Gun Company, 5th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 4, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Vern A. Coverdell, Lieutenant, U.S. Marine Corps, for extraordinary heroism while serving with the Machine-Gun Company, 5th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F. in action near St. Etienne, France, on October 4, 1918. After being wounded, Lieutenant Coverdell dressed his own wounds and those of three men near him under heavy artillery and machine-gun fire. He reorganized his platoon, strengthened his position, and made a written report before allowing himself to be evacuated.
General Orders No. 46, W.D., 1919
Born: at Allendale, Missouri
Home Town: Atwood, Colorado
Other Award: Navy Cross (Same Action)

CRABBE, THOMAS P.
Private, U.S. Marine Corps
6th Machine-Gun Battalion, 6th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 4, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Thomas P. Crabbe, Private, U.S. Marine Corps, for extraordinary heroism while serving with the 6th Machine-Gun Battalion, 6th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F. in action near Blanc Mont Massif, France, October 4, 1918. Private Crabbe voluntarily left a sheltered position under intense enemy bombardment, dressed the wounds of four wounded men lying in a position exposed to intense enemy machine-gun fire, carried them one by one to a place of safety, and then went for a stretcher bearer to assist him in evacuating them.
General Orders No. 21, W.D., 1919
Born: at Oliveburg, Ohio
Home Town: Cleveland, Ohio
Other Award: Navy Cross (Same Action)

CREPEAU, LOUIS J.
Private, U.S. Marine Corps
55th Company, 5th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: June 13, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Louis J. Crepeau, Private, U.S. Marine Corps, for extraordinary heroism while serving with the 55th Company, 5th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F. in action near Belleau Wood, France, June 13, 1918. While carrying a message in the Bois-de-Belleau, Private Crepeau was surrounded by a detachment of Germans, who demanded his surrender. By his initiative and quick action he not only was able to return to our lines, but captured four of the Germans and brought them to our lines. He then selected a different route and delivered the message.
General Orders No. 50, W.D., 1919
Born: at Detroit, Michigan
Home Town: Boston, Massachusetts
Other Award: Navy Cross (Same Action)

CROLL, GEORGE H.
Private, U.S. Marine Corps
83d Company, 6th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 2, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to George H. Croll, Private, U.S. Marine Corps, for extraordinary heroism while serving with the 83d Company, 6th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F. in action in Chennery, France, on November 2, 1918. Private Croll courageously entered three dug-outs alone and captured thirty-four of the enemy.
General Orders No. 35, W.D., 1919
Born: at Evanston, Illinois
Home Town: Evanston, Illinois
Other Award: Navy Cross (Same Action)

*CRONIN, RAYMOND P.
Sergeant, U.S. Marine Corps
49th Company, 5th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: June 6, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Raymond P. Cronin, Sergeant, U.S. Marine Corps, for extraordinary heroism while serving with the 49th Company, 5th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F. in action near Chateau-Thierry, France, June 6, 1918. Under heavy machine-gun fire, Sergeant Cronin attempted to establish liaison with an adjoining French unit, during which he was killed.
General Orders No. 101, W.D., 1918
Born: at Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Home Town: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Other Award: Navy Cross (Same Action)

*CROSSEN, VERNON J.
Sergeant, U.S. Marine Corps
18th Company, 5th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 1 - 4, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Vernon J. Crossen, Sergeant, U.S. Marine Corps, for extraordinary heroism while serving with the 18th Company, 5th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F. in action near Landres-et-St. Georges, France, November 1 - 4, 1918. While Sergeant Crossen was forming an attack a shell hit in the midst of his platoon. Disregarding the heavy counter-barrage, he reorganized his command and led them in attack, continuing for three days, when he was killed.
General Orders No. 32, W.D., 1919
Born: at Salt Lake City, Utah
Home Town: Rochester, Nevada
Other Award: Navy Cross (Same Action)

*CROWTHER, ORLANDO C.
First Lieutenant, U.S. Marine Corps
5th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: June 6, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Orlando C. Crowther, First Lieutenant, U.S. Marine Corps, for extraordinary heroism while serving with the 5th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F. in action June 6, 1918, near Chateau-Thierry, France. First Lieutenant Crowther displayed the highest type of courage and leadership. After all of the men near him had been killed or wounded, he captured one machine-gun and crew unaided, and while attempting to take a second was himself killed.
General Orders No. 119, W.D., 1918
Born: at Arcadia, Illinois
Home Town: Canton, Illinois
Other Award: Navy Cross (Same Action)

CULNAN, JOHN H.
Sergeant, U.S. Marine Corps
49th Company, 5th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: June 6, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to John H. Culnan, Sergeant, U.S. Marine Corps, for extraordinary heroism while serving with the 49th Company, 5th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F. in action at Chateau-Thierry, France, June 6, 1918. While assisting a wounded man to the rear, Sergeant Culnan was himself wounded in the head, but carried out his mission, succeeding in bringing the other wounded man to the dressing station.
General Orders No. 110, W.D., 1918
Born: at Calumet, Michigan
Home Town: New Orleans, Louisiana
Other Award: Navy Cross (Same Action)

D

DALY, DANIEL JOSEPH
First Sergeant, U.S. Marine Corps
73d Company, 6th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: June 5, 7, & 10, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Daniel Joseph Daly, First Sergeant, U.S. Marine Corps, for repeated deeds of heroism and great service while serving with the 73d Company, 6th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F., on June 5, and 7, 1918 at Lucy-le-Bocage, and on June 10, 1918 in the attack on Bouresches, France. On June 5th, at the risk of his life, First Sergeant Daly extinguished a fire in an ammunition dump at Lucy-le-Bocage. On June 7, 1918, while his position was under violent bombardment, he visited all the gun crews of his company, then posted over a wide portion of the front, to cheer his men. On June 10, 1918, he attacked an enemy machine-gun emplacement unassisted and captured it by use of hand grenades and his automatic pistol. On the same day, during the German attack on Bouresches, he brought in wounded under fire.
General Orders No. 101, W.D., 1918
Born: 11/11/1873 at Glen Cove, Long Island, New York
Home Town: Brooklyn, New York
Other Award: Medal of Honor (Boxer Rebellion), 2nd Medal of Honor (Haiti-1915), Navy Cross (Same Action)

DARGIS, JOSEPH A.
Corporal, U.S. Marine Corps
83d Company, 6th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: June 6 - 8, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Joseph A. Dargis, Corporal, U.S. Marine Corps, for extraordinary heroism while serving with the 83d Company, 6th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F. in action in the Bois-de-Belleau, France, June 6 - 8, 1918. Corporal Dargis, with Corporals Howard J. Childs and Benjamin Tilghman, and Private Herman L. McLeod, all of the same company, were prominent in the attack on enemy machine-gun positions in the Bois-de-Belleau on June 6 and 8, 1918; were foremost in their company and at all times acquitted themselves with such distinction that they were an example for the remainder of their command.
General Orders 70, W.D., 1919
Born: at Russia Home Town: Chicago, Illinois
Other Award: Navy Cross (Same Action)

*DAVIS, FRANK E.
Quartermaster Sergeant, U.S. Marine Corps
Supply Company, 6th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: June 7, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Frank E. Davis, Quartermaster Sergeant, U.S. Marine Corps, for extraordinary heroism while serving with the Supply Company, 6th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F. in action near Bouresches, France, June 7, 1918. Sergeant Davis volunteered and assisted in taking a truck load of ammunition and material into Bouresches, France, over a road swept by artillery and machine-gun fire, thereby relieving a critical situation.
General Orders No. 4, W.D., 1936
Born: at Hagerstown, Maryland
Home Town: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

DECARRE, ALPHONSE
Captain, U.S. Marine Corps
5th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: June 11, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Alphonse DeCarre, Captain, U.S. Marine Corps, for extraordinary heroism while serving with the 5th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F. in action in the Bois-de-Belleau, France, June 11, 1918. Commanding a detachment of about sixty men in the rear of the attacking battalion, Captain DeCarre continued forward alone, after the advance battalion had swerved to the right. About one-hundred fifty yards distant, he encountered deadly enemy machine-gun fire, but he continued on, capturing two guns. He then brought up his detachment, and by exceptional handling, effected the capture of an entire machine-gun company consisting of three officers and 169 men. His effort prevented the enemy from firing on our troops from the rear.
General Orders 81, W.D., 1919
Born: at Washington, Washington, D.C.
Home Town: St. Louis, Missouri
Other Award: Navy Cross (Same Action)

DENIG, ROBERT L.
Major, U.S. Marine Corps
9th Infantry Regiment (USA) (Attached), 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 3, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Robert L. Denig, Major, U.S. Marine Corps, for extraordinary heroism while serving with the 9th Infantry (Army) (Attached), 2d Division, A.E.F. in action near Medeah Farm, France, October 3, 1918. While directing his battalion in cleaning out woods filled with enemy machine guns and snipers, himself severely wounded, Major Denig remained on duty until his mission had been accomplished.
General Orders No. 21, W.D., 1919
Born: at Clinton, New York
Home Town: Sandusky, Ohio
Other Award: Navy Cross (Same Action)

*DENNIS, CLARENCE A.
Second Lieutenant, U.S. Marine Corps
6th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: June 8, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Clarence A. Dennis, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Marine Corps, for extraordinary heroism while serving with the 6th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F. in action at Chateau-Thierry, France, June 8, 1918. Killed in action, Second Lieutenant Dennis gave the supreme proof of that extraordinary heroism which will serve as an example to hitherto untried troops.
General Orders No. 126, W.D., 1918
Born: at Hackensack, New Jersey
Home Town: Hackensack, New Jersey
Other Award: Navy Cross (Same Action)

*DEPUE, DAVID T.
Private First Class, U.S. Marine Corps
76th Company, 6th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 1, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to David T. DePue, Private First Class, U.S. Marine Corps, for extraordinary heroism while serving with the 76th Company, 6th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F. in action near St. Georges, France, November 1, 1918. When his platoon was held up by barbed-wire entanglements within 30 yards of an enemy machine-gun nest, Private First Class DePue took an automatic rifle from a dead gunner near him and, firing as he advanced, charged through the wire. He fell twice, but reached the enemy position after his ammunition was exhausted, swinging his rifle above his head as a club upon the enemy defenders. When the platoon reached the enemy nest Private DePue was found lying mortally wounded among four enemy dead.
General Orders 71, W.D., 1919
Born: at Whitehall, Michigan
Home Town: South Chicago, Illinois
Other Award: Navy Cross (Same Action)

DEVLIN, BERT WILLIAM
Private First Class, U.S. Marine Corps
43d Company, 5th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 5, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Bert William Devlin, Private First Class, U.S. Marine Corps, for extraordinary heroism while serving with the 43d Company, 5th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F. in action near Blanc Mont, France, October 5, 1918. Private First Class Devlin demonstrated the highest degree of courage by offering his services in bringing the wounded to a place of safety from a region which was under constant shell and machine-gun fire.
General Orders No. 46, W.D., 1919
Born: at Chelsea, Massachusetts
Home Town: Bennington, Vermont
Other Award: Navy Cross (Same Action)

DILLION, JOHN E.
Private, U.S. Marine Corps
75th Company, 6th Machine-Gun Battalion, 6th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 10, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to John E. Dillion, Private, U.S. Marine Corps, for extraordinary heroism while serving with the 75th Company, 6th Machine-Gun Battalion, 6th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F. in action near Beaumont, France, November 10, 1918. Private Dillion was painfully wounded in the foot by a bursting shell which killed or wounded all the members of his gun crew, but as soon as he had obtained first-aid treatment, he immediately returned to his comrades and worked all night under heavy shell fire, carrying wounded to the dressing station.
General Orders No. 32, W.D., 1919
Born: at Middletown, Missouri
Home Town: Middletown, Missouri
Other Award: Navy Cross (Same Action)

*DOCK, FRANCIS JOSEPH
Corporal, U.S. Marine Corps
55th Company, 5th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: June 6, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Francis Joseph Dock, Corporal, U.S. Marine Corps, for extraordinary heroism while serving with the 55th Company, 5th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F. in action at Chateau-Thierry, France, June 6, 1918. Killed in action, Corporal Dock gave the supreme proof of that extraordinary heroism which will serve as an example to hitherto untried troops.
General Orders No. 110, W.D., 1918
Born: at Belgium Home Town: South Boston, Massachusetts
Other Award: Navy Cross (Same Action)

DONAGHUE, ROBERT H.
Sergeant, U.S. Marine Corps
82d Company, 6th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: June 8, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Robert H. Donaghue, Sergeant, U.S. Marine Corps, for extraordinary heroism while serving with the 82d Company, 6th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F. in action in the Bois de Belleau, northwest of Chateau-Thierry, France, November 4, 1918. While his company was in support on the attacking company, communication was temporarily lost in the darkness. After all the runners had become casualties, Private Donaghue volunteered and succeeded in establishing liaison, pushing forward through the severe machine-gun and artillery fire despite the fact that he was painfully wounded soon after starting on his mission.
General Orders No. 101, W.D., 1918
Born: at Thornfield, Missouri
Home Town: Rock River, Wyoming
Other Award: Navy Cross (Same Action)

DOODY, JOHN
Corporal, U.S. Marine Corps
55th Company, 5th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 19, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to John Doody, Corporal, U.S. Marine Corps, for extraordinary heroism while serving with the 55th Company, 5th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F. in action near Vierzy, France, July 19, 1918. Corporal Doody displayed exceptional bravery in charging three machine guns with the aid of a small detachment of his comrades, killing the crews and capturing the guns, which were immediately turned on the Germans, thereby opening the line for the advance of his company, which had been held up by the enemy's fire.
General Orders No. 137, W.D., 1918
Born: at New York, New York
Home Town: New York, New York
Other Award: Navy Cross (Same Action)

DOUGHERTY, NEIL F.
First Lieutenant, U.S. Marine Corps
6th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 2, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Neil F. Dougherty, First Lieutenant, U.S. Marine Corps, for extraordinary heroism while serving with the 6th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F. in action near Bayonville, France, November 2, 1918. Displaying conspicuous leadership, Lieutenant Dougherty led his platoon against an enemy battery while it was in action. Through his skillful maneuvering forty-two prisoners, ten pieces of artillery and five machine-guns were captured.
General Orders No. 35, W.D., 1919
Born: at Chicago, Illinois
Home Town: Los Angeles, California
Other Award: Navy Cross (Same Action)

DUNBECK, CHARLEY
Captain, U.S. Marine Corps
43d Company, 5th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 4, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Charley Dunbeck, Captain, U.S. Marine Corps, for extraordinary heroism while serving with the 43d Company, 5th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F. in action near St. Etienne, France, October 4, 1918. Although wounded in the head and in a position exposed to intense machine-gun and artillery fire, Captain Dunbeck refused to be evacuated until he had personally given instructions to the second-in-command for carrying on the advance.
General Orders No. 44, W.D., 1919
Born: at Lucasville, Ohio
Home Town: Anderson, Indiana
Other Award: Navy Cross (Same Action)

*DUNCAN, DONALD F.
Captain, U.S. Marine Corps
6th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: June 6, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Donald F. Duncan, Captain, U.S. Marine Corps, for extraordinary heroism while serving with the 6th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F. in action at Chateau- Thierry, France, June 6, 1918. Killed in action, Captain Duncan gave the supreme proof of that extraordinary heroism which will serve as an, example to hitherto untried troops.
General Orders No. 119, W.D., 1918
Born: at Kansas City, Missouri
Home Town: St. Joseph, Missouri
Other Award: Navy Cross (Same Action)

*DUNLAVY, HERBERT D.
Private, U.S. Marine Corps
96th Company, 6th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: June 6, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Herbert D. Dunlavy, Private, U.S. Marine Corps, for extraordinary heroism while serving with the 96th Company, 6th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F. in action at Bouresches, France, June 6, 1918. Private Dunlavy showed conspicuous courage in capturing a machine gun unassisted during the street fighting. He was killed in the repulse of the enemy on the night of June 7 - 8, 1918.
General Orders No. 119, W.D., 1918
Born: at Richmond, Texas
Home Town: Houston, Texas
Other Award: Navy Cross (Same Action)

E - F

EDDY, WILLIAM A.
Second Lieutenant, U.S. Marine Corps
Intelligence Officer, 6th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: June 4, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to William A. Eddy, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Marine Corps, for extraordinary heroism while serving as the Intelligence Officer, 6th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F. in action near Torcy, France, June 4, 1918. While leader of a raiding party, Second Lieutenant Eddy displayed great courage and devotion to duty by fearlessly entering dangerous areas and obtaining valuable information.
General Orders No. 119, W.D., 1918
Born: at Syria Home Town: New Rochelle, New York
Other Award: Navy Cross (Same Action)

ENGEL, WILLIAM FREDERICK
Sergeant, U.S. Marine Corps
55th Company, 5th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 4, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to William Frederick Engel, Sergeant, U.S. Marine Corps, for extraordinary heroism while serving with the 55th Company, 5th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F. in action near Blanc Mont Ridge, France, October 4, 1918. After locating a machine-gun nest, Sergeant Engel destroyed one of the guns and returned to our lines with valuable information concerning the location of the machine-gun nest.
General Orders No. 46, W.D., 1919
Born: at Medina, Ohio
Home Town: Berea, Ohio
Other Award: Navy Cross (Same Action)

 

FAGA, WILLIAM H.
(First Award)
Sergeant, U.S. Marine Corps
76th Company, 6th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 19, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to William H. Faga, Sergeant, U.S. Marine Corps, for extraordinary heroism while serving with the 76th Company, 6th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F. in action near Vierzy, France, July 19, 1918. Sergeant Faga attacked and captured a machine gun that was inflicting losses on the American lines. In addition, he volunteered and successfully delivered messages of great importance to his battalion commander through a machine-gun and artillery barrage.
General Orders No. 116, W.D., 1919
Born: at Adair, Iowa
Home Town: Chicago, Illinois
Other Award: Navy Cross (WWI), Distinguished Service Cross w/OLC (WWI)

FAGA, WILLIAM H.
(Second Award)
Sergeant, U.S. Marine Corps
76th Company, 6th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 1, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to William H. Faga, Sergeant, U.S. Marine Corps, for extraordinary heroism while serving with the 76th Company, 6th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F. in action near Ardennes, France, November 1, 1918. Just as he was to be evacuated to the rear because of severe wounds, Sergeant Faga saw that his platoon was without a commander, both leaders having become casualties. Returning to the lines, he assumed command for the remainder of the attack, successfully accomplishing his mission.
General Orders No. 116, W.D., 1919
Born: at Adair, Iowa
Home Town: Chicago, Illinois
Other Award: Navy Cross (Same Action), Distinguished Service Cross (WWI)

*FARRANT, OLIVER C.
Sergeant, U.S. Marine Corps
96th Company, 6th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 19, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Oliver C. Farrant, Sergeant, U.S. Marine Corps, for extraordinary heroism while serving with the 96th Company, 6th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F. in action in the attack on Tigny, France, July 19, 1918. Sergeant Farrant led his section with remarkable coolness and courage in the advance under heavy fire of machine guns and artillery. He was severely wounded but continued to advance, thereby setting such an inspiring example to the men that they routed the enemy.
General Orders No. 132, W.D., 1918
Born: at Baltimore, Maryland
Home Town: St. Paul, Minnesota
Other Award: Navy Cross (Same Action)

FAY, JOHN H.
Captain, U.S. Marine Corps
8th Machine-Gun Battalion, 5th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: June 6, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to John H. Fay, Captain, U.S. Marine Corps, for extraordinary heroism while serving with the 8th Machine-Gun Battalion, 5th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F. in action at Chateau-Thierry, France, on June 6, 1918. Captain Fay displayed extraordinary heroism in the disposition of his machine guns under particularly difficult conditions. Opposed by superior forces, his utter indifference to personal danger furnished an example which inspired his men to success
General Orders No. 110, W.D., 1918
Born: at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Home Town: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Other Award: Navy Cross (Same Action)

FEIGLE, WILLIAM M.
Sergeant, U.S. Marine Corps
Headquarters Company, 5th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 10, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to William M. Feigle, Sergeant, U.S. Marine Corps, for extraordinary heroism while serving with the Headquarters Company, 5th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F. in action near Beaumont, France, November 10, 1918. When an ammunition train was passing through a town, one of the trucks was struck by a shell and set on fire. The blazing truck was abandoned and, knowing that it soon would explode and kill all those in the vicinity, Sergeant Feigle jumped on the truck and drove it to the outskirts of the town, thereby saving the lives of at least thirty-five people.
General Orders 81, W.D., 1919
Born: at Galveston, Texas
Home Town: Galveston, Texas
Other Award: Navy Cross (Same Action)

FELAND, LOGAN
Colonel, U.S. Marine Corps
5th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: June 6 - 14, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Logan Feland, Colonel, U.S. Marine Corps, for extraordinary heroism while serving with the 5th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F. in action during the operations at Bois-de-Belleau, June 6 - 14, 1918. Colonel Feland distinguished himself by his energy, courage, and disregard for personal safety in voluntarily leading troops into action through heavy artillery and machine-gun fire. His efforts contributed largely to our successes at this point.
General Orders 99, W.D., 1919
Born: 8/11/1869 at Hopkinsville, Kentucky
Home Town: Hopkinsville, Kentucky

FERGUSON, WILLIAM J.
Corporal, U.S. Marine Corps
17th Company, 5th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 10, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to William J. Ferguson, Corporal, U.S. Marine Corps, for extraordinary heroism while serving with the 17th Company, 5th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F. in action near Villemontry, France, on November 10, 1918. Corporal Ferguson and companion went out ahead of the line and silenced a machine-gun which threatened to hold up the advance of his company.
General Orders No. 32, W.D., 1919
Born: at Cleveland, Ohio
Home Town: Cleveland, Ohio
Other Award: Navy Cross (Same Action)

*FISCHER, ROBERT MCCAUGHIN
Corporal, U.S. Marine Corps
20th Company, 5th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: June 6, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Robert McCaughin Fischer, Corporal, U.S. Marine Corps, for extraordinary heroism while serving with the 20th Company, 5th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F. in action at Chateau-Thierry, France, June 6, 1918. Killed in action, Corporal Fischer gave the supreme proof of that extraordinary heroism which will serve as an example to hitherto untried troops.
General Orders No. 110, W.D., 1918
Born: at New Ulm, Minnesota
Home Town: New Ulm, Minnesota
Other Award: Navy Cross (Same Action)

FLEITZ, MORRIS FREDERICK
Private, U.S. Marine Corps
Headquarters Company, 6th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: June 9 - 10, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Morris Frederick Fleitz, Private, U.S. Marine Corps, for extraordinary heroism and faithfulness in the face of great danger, while serving with the Headquarters Company, 6th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F. in action in the Belleau Wood, France, by remaining on arduous duty without rest for two days, under constant fire, to supply his battalion with rations and ammunition on June 9 - 10, 1918, and in the attack on Bois-de-Belleau, France. Private Fleitz made two trips with ammunition in broad daylight and in plain view of the enemy and carried ammunition across the field under heavy shell fire.
General Orders No. 109, W.D., 1918
Born: at Louisville, Kentucky
Home Town: Louisville, Kentucky
Other Award: Navy Cross (Same Action)

FLETCHER, HARRY BENTON
Corporal, U.S. Marine Corps
79th Company, 6th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: June 6, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Harry Benton Fletcher, Corporal, U.S. Marine Corps, for extraordinary heroism while serving with the 79th Company, 6th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F. in action in the capture of Bouresches, France, June 6, 1918. After being severely wounded, Corporal Fletcher refused to go to the rear for treatment, but remained at his post and urged on his men to renewed efforts.
General Orders No. 119, W.D., 1918
Born: at Greenville, Texas
Home Town: Albion, California
Other Award: Navy Cross (Same Action)

FLOCKEN, JOHN BECK
Private, U.S. Marine Corps
79th Company, 6th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: June 6, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to John Beck Flocken, Private, U.S. Marine Corps, for extraordinary heroism while serving with the 79th Company, 6th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F. in action in the capture of Bouresches, France, June 6, 1918. Private Flocken was twice hit in the leg, but he dragged his automatic rifle two hundred yards forward and opened fire on an enemy machine gun, and silenced it.
General Orders No. 126, W.D., 1918
Born: at Peoria, Illinois
Home Town: St. Louis, Missouri
Other Award: Navy Cross (Same Action)

*FLYNN, FRANCIS J.
Gunnery Sergeant, U.S. Marine Corps
20th Company, 5th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: June 6, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Francis J. Flynn, Gunnery Sergeant, U.S. Marine Corps, for extraordinary heroism while serving with the 20th Company, 5th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F. in action at Chateau-Thierry, France, June 6, 1918. Killed in action, Gunnery Sergeant Flynn gave the supreme proof of that extraordinary heroism which will serve as an example to hitherto untried troops
General Orders No. 110, W.D., 1918
Born: at Elmira, New York
Home Town: Binghamton, New York
Other Award: Navy Cross (Same Action)

FOWLER, EDWARD C.
Second Lieutenant, U.S. Marine Corps
6th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 2 - 3, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Edward C. Fowler, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Marine Corps, for extraordinary heroism while serving with the 6th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F. in action near Blanc Mont Ridge, France, October 2 - 3, 1918. On October 2 Lieutenant Fowler led his men into an advance trench and cleared it of the enemy without a casualty. That night he went out alone and killed the crew of a machine-gun nest with bombs. During the attack on Blanc Mont the following morning, he led his men, capturing about eighty prisoners and fifteen machine guns. After consolidating his position on Blanc Mont he went out alone, and while exposed to artillery fire sniped the crew of a machine-gun nest.
General Orders No. 46, W.D., 1919
Born: at South Boston, Massachusetts
Home Town: South Boston, Massachusetts
Other Award: Navy Cross (Same Action)

FOX, DANIEL R.
Sergeant, U.S. Marine Corps
17th Company, 5th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 4, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Daniel R. Fox, Sergeant, U.S. Marine Corps, for extraordinary heroism while serving with the 17th Company, 5th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F. in action near St. Etienne, France, October 4, 1918. Sergeant Fox volunteered and carried an important message across a heavily shelled area, returning through a barrage to report the result of his mission. Later, after being wounded, he remained on duty for four hours, carrying messages across a field swept by machine-gun fire.
General Orders No. 35, W.D., 1919
Born: at Shenkel, Pennsylvania
Home Town: Pottstown, Pennsylvania
Other Award: Navy Cross (Same Action)

FOX, WADE HOBERT
Private, U.S. Marine Corps
16th Company, 5th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 4, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Wade Hobert Fox, Private, U.S. Marine Corps, for extraordinary heroism while serving with the 16th Company, 5th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F. in action near St. Etienne, France, October 4, 1918. Under constant shell and machine-gun fire for three days, Private Fox performed his duties as runner with exceptional courage and daring, establishing efficient service between company and battalion headquarters.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Born: at Berea, West Virginia
Home Town: Lost Creek, West Virginia
Other Award: Navy Cross (Same Action)

FRANK, GEORGE PERCY
Sergeant, U.S. Marine Corps
82d Company, 6th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: June 8, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to George Percy Frank, Sergeant, U.S. Marine Corps, for extraordinary heroism while serving with the 82d Company, 6th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F. in action in the Bois-de-Belleau, France, on June 8, 1918. Sergeant Frank showed exceptional bravery and coolness in leading his platoon against superior numbers of the enemy strongly fortified in a machine-gun nest, which he captured and held.
General Orders No. 110, W.D., 1918
Born: at Auburn, New York
Home Town: Rochester, New York
Other Award: Navy Cross (Same Action)

*FRAZIER, WALTER D.
Second Lieutenant, U.S. Marine Corps
5th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: June 6, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Walter D. Frazier, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Marine Corps, for extraordinary heroism while serving with the 5th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F. in action at Chateau-Thierry, France, June 6, 1918. Killed in action, Second Lieutenant Frazier gave the supreme proof of that extraordinary heroism which will serve as an example to hitherto untried troops.
General Orders No. 119, W.D., 1918
Born: at Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Home Town: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Other Award: Navy Cross (Same Action)

FRYE, JOHN G.
Private, U.S. Marine Corps
97th Company, 6th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 4, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to John G. Frye, Private, U.S. Marine Corps, for extraordinary heroism while serving with the 97th Company, 6th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F. in action near Blanc Mont Ridge, France, October 4, 1918. Private Frye, a platoon runner, fearlessly exposed himself in carrying important messages through a heavy enemy barrage.
General Orders 95, W.D., 1919
Born: at Swinton, Missouri
Home Town: Bernie, Missouri
Other Award: Navy Cross (Same Action)

*FULLER, EDWARD C.
Captain, U.S. Marine Corps
6th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: June 12, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Edward C. Fuller, Captain, U.S. Marine Corps, for extraordinary heroism while serving with the 6th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F. in action in the attack on Bois-de-Belleau, France, June 12, 1918. While fearlessly exposing himself in an artillery barrage for the purpose of getting his men into a position of security in the attack on Bois-de-Belleau, Captain Fuller was killed and thereby gave his life in an effort to protect his men.
General Orders 99, W.D., 1919
Born: at Hamilton, Virginia
Home Town: Hamilton, Virginia
Other Award: Navy Cross (Same Action)

FUNK, PETER
Private, U.S. Marine Corps
8th Company, 5th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 4, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Peter Funk, Private, U.S. Marine Corps, for extraordinary heroism while serving with the 8th Company, 5th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F. in action near St. Etienne, France, October 4, 1918. Private Funk, together with his corporal, advanced under heavy artillery and machine-gun fire to a forward position, where Private Funk operated the machine gun, doing great damage to the enemy. These two remained with their gun in a far advanced position, alone, until their ammunition was exhausted.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Born: at Cincinnati, Ohio
Home Town: Mount Healthy, Ohio
Other Award: Navy Cross (Same Action)

FURR, WALTER E.
Private, U.S. Marine Corps
82d Company, 6th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 19, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Walter E. Furr, Private, U.S. Marine Corps, for extraordinary heroism while serving with the 82d Company, 6th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F. in action near Vierzy, France, July 19, 1918. Unaided, Private Furr crept forward in advance of his line, searched an underground tunnel, captured five Germans, and brought them back through heavy machine-gun and shell fire.
General Orders No. 117, W.D., 1918
Born: at Concord, North Carolina
Home Town: Franklin, North Carolina
Other Award: Navy Cross (Same Action)

FURY, WILLIAM H.
Sergeant, U.S. Marine Corps
Headquarters Detachment, 6th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: June 10, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to William H. Fury, Sergeant, U.S. Marine Corps, for extraordinary heroism while serving with the Headquarters Detachment, 6th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F. in action near Chateau-Thierry, France, June 10, 1918. Sergeant Fury remained in a building subjected to heavy shell fire and mustard gas and made coffee for wounded men, until the building was almost entirely demolished by the enemy shell fire.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Born: at England Home Town: Mossneck, Virginia
Other Award: Navy Cross (Same Action)

G

*GEARY, WILLIAM J.
Sergeant Major, U.S. Marine Corps
Headquarters Detachment, 4th Brigade (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: June 25 - 26, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to William J. Geary, Sergeant Major, U.S. Marine Corps, for extraordinary heroism while serving with the Headquarters Detachment, 4th Brigade (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F. in action near Belleau Wood, France, June 25 - 26, 1918. Having voluntarily and of his own initiative requested authority to join an attacking company, Sergeant Major Geary was killed while gallantly leading his platoon forward against the enemy.
General Orders No. 31, W.D., 1922
Born: at Harpers Ferry, West Virginia
Home Town: Washington, Washington, D.C.

GEER, PRENTICE S.
Corporal, U.S. Marine Corps
67th Company, 5th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: June 6, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Prentice S. Geer, Corporal, U.S. Marine Corps, for extraordinary heroism while serving with the 67th Company, 5th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F. in action at Chateau-Thierry, France, on June 6, 1918. Having become isolated when the enemy counterattacked his group, Corporal Geer courageously charged with a bayonet and, with the assistance of his comrades, captured a machine-gun crew and repulsed the attack at that point.
General Orders No. 110, W.D., 1918
Born: at St. Paul, Minnesota
Home Town: St. Paul, Minnesota
Other Award: Navy Cross (Same Action)

GEIGER, FRANK F.
Sergeant, U.S. Marine Corps
95th Company, 6th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 1, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Frank F. Geiger, Sergeant, U.S. Marine Corps, for extraordinary heroism while serving with the 95th Company, 6th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F. in action in the Forest of Argonne, France, November 1, 1918. Sergeant Geiger displayed great coolness and courage in leading his section against machine-gun positions. He was later severely wounded while rushing a machine-gun nest unaided.
General Orders No. 35, W.D., 1919
Born: at Buffalo, New York
Home Town: Buffalo, New York
Other Award: Navy Cross (Same Action)

GEST, SYDNEY G.
Private, U.S. Marine Corps
43d Company, 5th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: June 11, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Sydney G. Gest, Private, U.S. Marine Corps, for extraordinary heroism while serving with the 43d Company, 5th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F. in action in the Bois-de-Belleau, France, June 11, 1918. The attacking line of the 43d Company being held up at one point by the fire of an enemy heavy Maxim machine gun, Private Gest, in the face of the machine-gun fire, crawled around the flank and, undaunted by grenade and rifle fire, rushed the gun crew's nest, killing the enemy gunner and four others as they attempted to escape.
General Orders No. 15, W.D., 1923
Born: at Overbrook, Pennsylvania
Home Town: Overbrook, Pennsylvania

*GIBBONS, JAMES J.
Sergeant, U.S. Marine Corps
45th Company, 5th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: June 6, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to James J. Gibbons, Sergeant, U.S. Marine Corps, for extraordinary heroism while serving with the 45th Company, 5th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F. in action at Chateau-Thierry, France, June 6, 1918. Killed in action, Sergeant Gibbons gave the supreme proof of that extraordinary heroism which will serve as an example to hitherto untried troops.
General Orders No. 110, W.D., 1918
Born: at Brooklyn, New York
Home Town: Buffalo, New York
Other Award: Navy Cross (Same Action)

GIBSON, CHARLES S.
Private, U.S. Marine Corps
82d Company, 6th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 1, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Charles S. Gibson, Private, U.S. Marine Corps, for extraordinary heroism while serving with the 82d Company, 6th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F. in action near Bayonville, France, November 1, 1918. Private Gibson volunteered and went forward to reconnoiter a ravine which was infested with hostile machine-gun and artillery positions, returning with several prisoners.
General Orders No. 35, W.D., 1919
Born: at Morris, Indiana
Home Town: Batesville, Indiana
Other Award: Navy Cross (Same Action)

GIBSON, RAYMOND
Corporal, U.S. Marine Corps
83d Company, 6th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: June 8, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Raymond Gibson, Corporal, U.S. Marine Corps, for extraordinary heroism while serving with the 83d Company, 6th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F. in action in the Bois-de-Belleau, on June 8, 1918. Corporal Gibson handled, alone, a Chauchat rifle with such accuracy in the face of an extremely heavy fire that his platoon was enabled to move against the enemy machine-gun platoon.
General Orders No. 110, W.D., 1918
Born: at Jonesboro, Tennessee
Home Town: Kingsport, Tennessee
Other Award: Navy Cross (Same Action)

GILBERT, LESLIE T.
Private, U.S. Marine Corps
55th Company, 5th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 4, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Leslie T. Gilbert, Private, U.S. Marine Corps, for extraordinary heroism while serving with the 55th Company, 5th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F. in action near Blanc Mont Ridge, France, October 4, 1918. Private Gilbert volunteered to rescue a comrade from a most violent barrage. Although severely wounded while performing this courageous deed, he continued until his task was accomplished.
General Orders No. 46, W.D., 1919
Born: at Eau Claire, Wisconsin
Home Town: St. Paul, Minnesota
Other Award: Navy Cross (Same Action)

GLADSTONE, LEO
Private, U.S. Marine Corps
51st Company, 5th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: June 6, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Leo Gladstone, Private, U.S. Marine Corps, for extraordinary heroism while serving with the 51st Company, 5th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F. in action near Belleau Wood, France, June 6, 1918. Although wounded in the arm by a machine-gun bullet, Private Gladstone assisted in carrying a badly wounded soldier of his company to a dressing station and returned to the front line to find that the company of which he was a member had changed its position, and that another member of the company had been wounded and left behind exposed to enemy fire, whereupon Private Gladstone voluntarily advanced alone under enemy observation and intense fire to the point where the wounded man was lying, killed an enemy soldier who had captured the wounded man, and after an hour of fighting during which time Private Gladstone and the wounded man were again hit by enemy machine-gun fire, the former carried the latter back to the front line, thus undoubtedly saving his life.
General Orders No. No. 15, W.D., 1923
Born: at Siberia Home Town: Gary, Indiana

GLUCKSMAN, SAMUEL
Private, U.S. Marine Corps
78th Company, 6th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 3, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Samuel Glucksman, Private, U.S. Marine Corps, for extraordinary heroism while serving with the 78th Company, 6th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F. in action at Blanc Mont, France, October 3, 1918. After capturing a prisoner, Private Glucksman forced his captive to lead him to a dug-out containing twenty of the enemy, whom he also captured. Later, after being wounded, he returned to the front line, after securing first-aid treatment, and continued in action until his wound forced him to be evacuated.
General Orders No. 32, W.D., 1919
Born: at Austria Home Town: Chicago, Illinois
Other Award: Navy Cross (Same Action)

GODBEY, ARNOLD DEE
Corporal, U.S. Marine Corps
67th Company, 5th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: June 6, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Arnold Dee Godbey, Corporal, U.S. Marine Corps, for extraordinary heroism while serving with the 67th Company, 5th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F. in action at Chateau-Thierry, France, on June 6, 1918. Corporal Godbey volunteered to rescue wounded men from a field swept by machine-gun fire and snipers. Upon gaining permission to perform this duty, he bravely continued the hazardous work, with the aid of other volunteers, until all had been rescued.
General Orders No. 110, W.D., 1918
Born: at St. Joseph, Missouri
Home Town: Chicago, Illinois
Other Award: Navy Cross (Same Action)

*GRANT, JOHN
First Sergeant, U.S. Marine Corps
20th Company, 5th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: June 6, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to John Grant, First Sergeant, U.S. Marine Corps, for extraordinary heroism while serving with the 20th Company, 5th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F. in action at Chateau-Thierry, France, June 6, 1918. Killed in action, First Sergeant Grant gave the supreme proof of that extraordinary heroism which will serve as an example to hitherto untried troops.
General Orders No. 110, W.D., 1918
Born: at Mars Hill, Maine
Home Town: Boston, Massachusetts
Other Award: Navy Cross (Same Action)

*GRIFFIN, WILLIAM L.
Corporal, U.S. Marine Corps
45th Company, 5th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: June 6, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to William L. Griffin, Corporal, U.S. Marine Corps, for extraordinary heroism while serving with the 45th Company, 5th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F. in action at Chateau-Thierry, France, June 6, 1918. Killed in action, Corporal Griffin gave the supreme proof of that extraordinary heroism which will serve as an example to hitherto untried troops.
General Orders No. 110, W.D., 1918
Born: at Parkersburg, West Virginia
Home Town: Hamburg, Pennsylvania
Other Award: Navy Cross (Same Action)

GROFF, JOHN
Gunnery Sergeant, U.S. Marine Corps
83d Company, 6th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: June 6, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to John Groff, Gunnery Sergeant, U.S. Marine Corps, for extraordinary heroism while serving with the 83d Company, 6th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F. in action in the Bois-de-Belleau, France, on June 6, 1918. While out with a patrol to obtain information essential to his commander, Gunnery Sergeant Groff was attacked by a German patrol of superior numbers. With six men he attacked the enemy, inflicted heavy losses upon them, and drove them back into the German lines.
General Orders No. 110, W.D., 1918
Born: at Syracuse, New York
Home Town: Kenvil, New Jersey
Other Award: Navy Cross (Same Action)

GULLION, OTTO
Sergeant, U.S. Marine Corps
82d Company, 6th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 1, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Otto Gullion, Sergeant, U.S. Marine Corps, for extraordinary heroism while serving with the 82d Company, 6th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F. in action near Bayonville, France, November 1, 1918. Exposing himself to enemy fire, Sergeant Gullion advanced ahead of his platoon into a ravine and captured, single-handed, a German officer and four men.
General Orders No. 35, W.D., 1919
Born: at Franklin County, Kentucky
Home Town: Glencoe, Kentucky
Other Award: Navy Cross (Same Action)

GUSTAFSON, JOHN A.
Second Lieutenant, U.S. Marine Corps
47th Company, 5th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: June 23, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to John A. Gustafson, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Marine Corps, for extraordinary heroism while serving with the 47th Company, 5th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F. in action near Chateau-Thierry, France, June 23, 1918. During an advance by his company Lieutenant Gustafson (then a sergeant) directed a charge on an enemy machine-gun emplacement, destroying four guns and taking twenty-eight prisoners. Later in the attack he alone charged a machine-gun nest, killing one gunner, wounding another, and causing the remaining three to surrender.
General Orders No. 44, W.D., 1919
Born: at Wetmore, Pennsylvania
Home Town: Canton, Illinois
Other Award: Navy Cross (Same Action)

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HAEFLIGER, FRED
Private, U.S. Marine Corps
77th Company, 6th Machine-Gun Battalion, 6th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 3, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Fred Haefliger, Private, U.S. Marine Corps, for extraordinary heroism while serving with the 77th Company, 6th Machine-Gun Battalion, 6th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F. in action near St. Etienne, France, October 3, 1918. When our advanced infantry was forced to withdraw, Private Haefliger's machine-gun crew refused to withdraw, but calmly set up their machine-gun. The gun was upset by a bursting hand grenade, which also injured Private Haefliger and another member of the squad. Despite their injuries, they immediately reset the gun and opened fire on the advancing Germans when twenty feet distant, causing the Germans to break and retreat in disorder.
General Orders No. 23, W.D., 1919
Born: at Mount Vernon, Wisconsin
Home Town: Boardman, Wisconsin
Other Award: Navy Cross (Same Action)

HAGAN, JOSEPH A.
First Lieutenant, U.S. Marine Corps
5th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: June 6, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Joseph A. Hagan, First Lieutenant, U.S. Marine Corps, for extraordinary heroism while serving with the 5th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F. in action at Bois-de-Belleau, France, June 6, 1918, when he rescued a platoon sergeant of his regiment from death or capture. In the face of heavy machine-gun and rifle fire Lieutenant Hagan rushed cross an open space of 200 yards under full view of the entrenched enemy forces and within 25 yards of his lines placed the wounded sergeant upon his back and returned under a withering fire to his own lines. His splendid act of devotion to duty and his utter disregard for his own safety inspired the men of his regiment with renewed courage and determination.
General Orders No. 9, W.D., 1923
Born: at Richmond, Virginia
Home Town: Richmond, Virginia

*HAMILTON, GEORGE WALLACE
(First Award)
Captain, U.S. Marine Corps
49th Company, 5th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: June 6, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to George Wallace Hamilton, Captain, U.S. Marine Corps, for extraordinary heroism while serving with the 49th Company, 5th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F. in action near Chateau-Thierry, France, June 6, 1918. Captain Hamilton displayed the highest type of courage and leadership when on the first day of the Chateau-Thierry battle his command was under decimating fire of machine guns from the front and both flanks. All of his officers but one and most of his non-commissioned officers having been killed or wounded, he passed up and down his front line and, by his personal bravery, inspired his men to valiant and successful combat under especially difficult conditions.
General Orders No. 15, W.D., 1919
Born: at Washington, Washington, D.C.
Home Town: Washington, Washington, D.C.
Other Award: Navy Cross (Same Action), Distinguished Service Cross w/OLC (WWI)

*HAMILTON, GEORGE WALLACE
(Second Award)
Captain, U.S. Marine Corps
49th Company, 5th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: June 6, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to George Wallace Hamilton, Captain, U.S. Marine Corps, for extraordinary heroism in action near Bois-de-Belleau, Chateau-Thierry, France, June 6, 1918. While in command of Company B, 49th Company, 5th Regiment, U.S. Marine Corps, during the attack upon Hill 142 at 3:45 a.m., June 6, 1918, Captain Hamilton led his company to its objective. While his company was engaged in digging in, twelve enemy machine gunners stealthily approached and proceeded to set up their guns for the purpose of firing upon Captain Hamilton's company. He discovered the enemy before the guns were in position, and, in attacking them with a bayonet, dispatched several and drove the remaining men to flight, capturing their machine guns. The undaunted bravery and soldierly conduct displayed by Captain Hamilton served to inspire the men in his regiment with increased determination and incited them to heroic endeavors.
General Orders No. 15, W.D., 1923
Born: at Washington, Washington, D.C.
Home Town: Washington, Washington, D.C.
Other Award: Navy Cross (WWI), Distinguished Service Cross (WWI), Distinguished Service Cross w/OLC (WWI)

HANEY, JOHN S.
Private, U.S. Marine Corps
55th Company, 5th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 10, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to John S. Haney, Private, U.S. Marine Corps, for extraordinary heroism while serving with the 55th Company, 5th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F. in action near Beaumont, France, November 10, 1918. Private Haney displayed exceptional courage in voluntarily advancing on and destroying machine guns which were firing directly on his company.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Born: at Cleveland, Oklahoma
Home Town: Cleveland, Oklahoma
Other Award: Navy Cross (Same Action)

*HANSEN, WILLIAM
Corporal, U.S. Marine Corps
20th Company, 5th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: June 6, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to William Hansen, Corporal, U.S. Marine Corps, for extraordinary heroism while serving with the 20th Company, 5th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F. in action at Chateau-Thierry, France, June 6, 1918. Killed in action, Corporal Hansen gave the supreme proof of that extraordinary heroism which will serve as an example to hitherto untried troops.
General Orders No. 110, W.D., 1918
Born: at Portland, Oregon
Home Town: Portland, Oregon
Other Award: Navy Cross (Same Action)

HARDIMAN, MICHAEL J.
Private, U.S. Marine Corps
18th Company, 5th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 4, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Michael J. Hardiman, Private, U.S. Marine Corps, for extraordinary heroism while serving with the 18th Company, 5th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F. in action near St. Etienne, France, October 4, 1918. During the offensive operations at Blanc Mont Ridge, Private Hardiman volunteered and went into "No Man's Land," under intense machine-gun fire, and brought in a wounded man.
General Orders No. 46, W.D., 1919
Born: at Ireland Home Town: Chicago, Illinois
Other Award: Navy Cross (Same Action)

HART, JACK S.
First Lieutenant, U.S. Marine Corps
6th Machine-Gun Battalion, 6th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 15, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Jack S. Hart, First Lieutenant, U.S. Marine Corps, for extraordinary heroism while serving with the 6th Machine-Gun Battalion, 6th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F. in action near Thiaucourt, France, September 15, 1918. Acting as company commander, Lieutenant Hart advanced with the first wave of infantry to locate favorable positions for his guns. He discovered an enemy machine-gun which he alone attacked, and although severely wounded, succeeded in capturing the gun and taking the crew prisoners.
General Orders No. 46, W.D., 1919
Born: at Weatherford, Texas
Home Town: Weatherford, Texas
Other Award: Navy Cross (Same Action)

HAWS, EDWARD H.
Private, U.S. Marine Corps
96th Company, 6th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 2 - 9, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Edward H. Haws, Private, U.S. Marine Corps, for extraordinary heroism while serving with the 96th Company, 6th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F. in action near Blanc Mont, France, October 2 - 9, 1918. Throughout eight days of fighting, Private Haws fearlessly and tirelessly carried messages between his company and battalion headquarters, through heavy machine-gun and artillery fire.
General Orders No. 26, W.D., 1919
Born: at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Home Town: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Other Award: Navy Cross (Same Action)

HECKMAN, JACOB HARRISON
First Lieutenant, U.S. Marine Corps
5th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: June 25, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Jacob Harrison Heckman, First Lieutenant, U.S. Marine Corps, for extraordinary heroism while serving with the 5th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F. in action in the Bois-de-Belleau, France, June 25, 1918. With the assistance of three sergeants, Lieutenant Heckman started out to destroy the final stand of the enemy in the Bois-de-Belleau, an impregnable position, where enemy guns were concealed by rocks and heavy shrubbery. Armed with only a pistol, Lieutenant Heckman rushed the nest which was offering the most violent resistance, and captured one officer and ninety men. Each of his men destroyed a nest and captured two of the enemy at each position. After effecting the complete reduction of the last element, Lieutenant Heckman marched his prisoners in under a severe and harassing fire of the retreating enemy.
General Orders No. 46, W.D., 1919
Born: at Haverhill, Massachusetts
Home Town: Haverhill, Massachusetts
Other Award: Navy Cross (Same Action)

HERMLE, LEO D.
First Lieutenant, U.S. Marine Corps
6th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 1, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Leo D. Hermle, First Lieutenant, U.S. Marine Corps, for extraordinary heroism while serving with the 6th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F. in action near the Meuse River, France, November 1, 1918. When the company on his left was checked by heavy machine-gun fire, Lieutenant Hermle led a platoon forward and surrounded a large number of the enemy, capturing 155 prisoners and 17 machine guns. Pushing on, he took the town of St. Georges and many machine-gun positions. Although he was painfully wounded he refused to be evacuated, and remained with his men for two days until he was ordered to the rear.
General Orders No. 35, W.D., 1919
Born: at Hastings, Nebraska
Home Town: Oakland, California
Other Award: Navy Cross (WWII)

*HEWITT, CHARLES WILMER, JR.
Corporal, U.S. Marine Corps
45th Company, 5th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: June 6, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Charles Wilmer Hewitt, Jr., Corporal, U.S. Marine Corps, for extraordinary heroism while serving with the 45th Company, 5th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F. in action at Chateau-Thierry, France, June 6, 1918, Killed in action, Corporal Hewitt gave the supreme proof of the extraordinary heroism which will serve as an example to hitherto untried troops.
General Orders No. 110, W.D., 1918
Born: at Camden, New Jersey
Home Town: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Other Award: Navy Cross (Same Action)

*HIGGINSON, WILLIAM PAUL
First Sergeant, U.S. Marine Corps
20th Company, 5th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: June 6, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to William Paul Higginson, First Sergeant, U.S. Marine Corps, for extraordinary heroism while serving with the 20th Company, 5th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F. in action at Chateau-Thierry, France, June 6, 1918. Killed in action, First Sergeant Higginson gave the supreme proof of that extraordinary heroism which will serve as an example to hitherto untried troops.
General Orders No. 110, W.D., 1918
Born: at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Home Town: Rochester, New York
Other Award: Navy Cross (Same Action)

HIGLEY, ROBERT F.
Private, U.S. Marine Corps
45th Company, 5th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: June 6, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Robert F. Higley, Private, U.S. Marine Corps, for extraordinary heroism while serving with the 45th Company, 5th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F. in action at Belleau Wood, in the Chateau-Thierry Sector, France, June 6, 1918. Under heavy machine-gun and rifle fire, Private Higley went forward to the vicinity of the position occupied by a platoon of his company with utter disregard of his own personal danger and assisted a badly wounded officer of his company to shelter. Learning that this advanced platoon was in need of ammunition and water, Private Higley again gallantly made his way to the exposed position with canteens of water and bandoliers of ammunition.
General Orders No. 6, W.D., 1931
Born: at Boston, Massachusetts
Home Town: Cambridge, Massachusetts

HILL, FRED WILLIAM
Corporal, U.S. Marine Corps
Headquarters Company, 6th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: June 8, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Fred William Hill, Corporal, U.S. Marine Corps, for extraordinary heroism while serving with the Headquarters Company, 6th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F. in action in the Bois-de-Belleau, France, on June 8, 1918. Regardless of personal danger, Corporal Hill showed conspicuous bravery in carrying ammunition from the dump into the fighting line in the face of heavy machine-gun and rifle fire in the Bois-de-Belleau. Learning of the need of hand grenades, he carried them forward without waiting for orders.
General Orders No. 119, W.D., 1918
Born: at Chicago, Illinois
Home Town: Chicago, Illinois
Other Award: Navy Cross (Same Action)

HILLER, WALTER S.
Corporal, U.S. Marine Corps
55th Company, 5th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 10, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Walter S. Hiller, Corporal, U.S. Marine Corps, for extraordinary heroism while serving with the 55th Company, 5th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F. in action near Bellefonte Farm, France, November 10, 1918. Under direct fire from seven enemy machine-guns, Corporal Hiller led a detachment across the River Meuse and destroyed a machine-gun nest which occupied a dominating position one thousand yards in advance of his company.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Born: at Salt Lake City, Utah
Home Town: Pocatello, Idaho
Other Award: Navy Cross (Same Action)

HIRST, SAMUEL CARROLL
Private, U.S. Marine Corps
55th Company, 5th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 5, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Samuel Carroll Hirst, Private, U.S. Marine Corps, for extraordinary heroism while serving with the 55th Company, 5th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F. in action near Blanc Mont Ridge, France, October 5, 1918. Together with another soldier, Private Hirst successfully completed the capture of a machine gun, destroying it, and killing two of the crew. Fighting his way back to his own lines, he furnished valuable information concerning enemy machine-gun emplacements.
General Orders No. 46, W.D., 1919
Born: at Purcellville, Virginia
Home Town: Purcellville, Virginia
Other Award: Navy Cross (Same Action)

HOFFMAN, LEONARD LAWRENCE
Private, U.S. Marine Corps
81st Company, 6th Machine-Gun Battalion, 6th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 5, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Leonard Lawrence Hoffman, Private, U.S. Marine Corps, for extraordinary heroism while serving with the 81st Company, 6th Machine-Gun Battalion, 6th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F. in action near Blanc Mont, France, October 5, 1918. Private Hoffman showed exceptional courage in volunteering and carrying an important message through a heavy machine- gun barrage, after another soldier met death in attempting to do so.
General Orders No. 15, W.D., 1919
Born: at Minneapolis, Minnesota
Home Town: Minneapolis, Minnesota
Other Award: Navy Cross (Same Action)

HOPE, EDWARD BUIST
First Lieutenant, U.S. Marine Corps
5th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: June 6, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Edward Buist Hope, First Lieutenant, U.S. Marine Corps, for extraordinary heroism while serving with the 5th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F. in action at Chateau-Thierry, France, June 6, 1918. First Lieutenant Hope displayed coolness and courage in directing his platoon in the attack, during which he was badly wounded, but refused assistance until wounded men near him had been treated.
General Orders No. 110, W.D., 1918
Born: at Japan Home Town: Waltersboro, South Carolina
Other Award: Navy Cross (Same Action)

*HOPTA, JOSEPH LEO
Corporal, U.S. Marine Corps
55th Company, 5th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 18, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Joseph Leo Hopta, Corporal, U.S. Marine Corps, for extraordinary heroism while serving with the 55th Company, 5th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F. in action near Vierzy, France, July 18, 1918. Private Hopta captured an enemy machine gun and its crew single-handed under a heavy concentrated machine-gun fire.
General Orders No. 117, W.D., 1918
Born: at New Brunswick, New Jersey
Home Town: Newark, New Jersey
Other Award: Navy Cross (Same Action)

*HOUCHINS, LYLE C.
Corporal, U.S. Marine Corps
73d Company, 6th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 15, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Lyle C. Houchins, Corporal, U.S. Marine Corps, for extraordinary heroism while serving with the 73d Company, 6th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F. in action near Thiaucourt, France, September 15, 1918. During an enemy counter attack, Corporal Houchins voluntarily left a sheltered position and, in entire disregard for his own safety, set up his gun in the open on the advancing enemy. He broke up the counter attack within one hundred yards of our line.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Born: at Coredo, West Virginia
Home Town: Cincinnati, Ohio
Other Award: Navy Cross (Same Action)

*HUFFSTATER, LEON DAVID
Private, U.S. Marine Corps
97th Company, 6th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: June 6, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Leon David Huffstater, Private, U.S. Marine Corps, for extraordinary heroism while serving with the 97th Company, 6th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F. in action in the engagement that resulted in the capture of Bouresches, France, on June 6, 1918. Private Huffstater volunteered to leave shelter to bring in wounded, and upon receiving permission to do so he carried injured comrades through artillery and machine-gun fire at great risk to his own life.
General Orders No. 110, W.D., 1918
Born: at Richland, New York
Home Town: Oswego, New York
Other Award: Navy Cross (Same Action)

HUFSTEDLER, ERIE C.
Private, U.S. Marine Corps
79th Company, 6th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: June 6, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Erie C. Hufstedler, Private, U.S. Marine Corps, for extraordinary heroism while serving with the 79th Company, 6th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F. in action during the occupation of Bouresches, France, June 6, 1918. After being severely wounded, Private Hufstedler refused to go to the rear, but remained and assisted with the wounded, displaying great self- sacrifice and devotion to duty.
General Orders No. 16, W.D., 1923
Born: at Birdell, Arkansas
Home Town: Birdell, Arkansas
Other Award: Navy Cross (Same Action)

HUGHES, GEORGE DEWEY
Corporal, U.S. Marine Corps
51st Company, 5th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 4, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to George Dewey Hughes, Corporal, U.S. Marine Corps, for extraordinary heroism while serving with the 51st Company, 5th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F. in action near St. Etienne, France, October 4, 1918. Corporal Hughes conducted a patrol to the front, located machine-gun nests and gained contact with the enemy under very severe artillery and machine-gun fire, and set an example of calmness and courage under these hazardous conditions.
General Orders No. 44, W.D., 1919
Born: at Spanish Fork, Utah
Home Town: Salt Lake City, Utah
Other Award: Navy Cross (Same Action)

*HULBERT, HENRY LEWIS
Gunner, U.S. Marine Corps
5th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: June 6, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Henry Lewis Hulbert, Gunner, U.S. Marine Corps, for extraordinary heroism while serving with the 5th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F. in action at Chateau-Thierry, France, June 6, 1918. Gunner Hulbert displayed extraordinary heroism during attack on the enemy's lines, during which time he constantly exposed himself to the enemy's fire without regard for personal danger, thereby assuring the delivery of supplies.
General Orders No. 110, W.D., 1918
Born: 1/12/1867 at Kingston upon Hull, England
Home Town: Riverdale, Maryland
Other Award: Medal of Honor (Samoa), Navy Cross (Same Action)

HUNT, LEROY P.
Captain, U.S. Marine Corps
5th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 3 - 4, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Leroy P. Hunt, Captain, U.S. Marine Corps, for repeated acts of extraordinary heroism while serving with the 5th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F. in action near St. Etienne, France, October 3 - 4, 1918. After six hours of severe fighting, Captain Hunt and his men succeeded in reducing a large sector of trenches and machine-gun nests, and captured 300 prisoners. On October 4, near St. Etienne, Captain Hunt constantly exposed himself to enemy fire while leading his men toward their objective. His gallant conduct gave his men confidence to completely rout superior enemy forces, concentrating for a counter attack.
General Orders No. 35, W.D., 1919
Born: at Newark, New Jersey
Home Town: Berkley, California
Other Award: Navy Cross (Same Action)

*HUNTER, DANIEL AMOS
First Sergeant, U.S. Marine Corps
67th Company, 5th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: June 6, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Daniel Amos Hunter, First Sergeant, U.S. Marine Corps, for extraordinary heroism while serving with the 67th Company, 5th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F. in action at Chateau-Thierry, France, on June 6, 1918. During the attack First Sergeant Hunter fearlessly exposed himself and encouraged all men near him, although he himself was wounded three times. He subsequently died of wounds.
General Orders No. 110, W.D., 1918
Born: at Baltimore, Maryland
Home Town: Baltimore, Maryland
Other Award: Navy Cross (Same Action)

HURLEY, PAUL THOMAS
Private, U.S. Marine Corps
55th Company, 5th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 19, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Paul Thomas Hurley, Private, U.S. Marine Corps, for extraordinary heroism while serving with the 55th Company, 5th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F. in action near Vierzy, France, July 19, 1918. Private Hurley displayed exceptional bravery in charging three machine-guns with the aid of a small detachment of his comrades, killing the crews and capturing the guns, which were immediately turned on the Germans, thereby opening the line for the advance of his company, which had been held up by the enemy's fire.
General Orders No. 117, W.D., 1918
Born: at Ardmore, Pennsylvania
Home Town: Ardmore, Pennsylvania
Other Award: Navy Cross (Same Action)

*HUSTED, CHESTER SETH
Private, U.S. Marine Corps
6th Machine-Gun Battalion, 6th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 5, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Chester Seth Husted, Private, U.S. Marine Corps, for extraordinary heroism while serving with the 6th Machine-Gun Battalion, 6th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F. in action near Blanc Mont, France, October 5, 1918. Displaying great courage and disregard for his own safety, Private Husted volunteered to carry an important message through a heavy machine-gun barrage, losing his life in attempting to carry out this mission.
General Orders No. 142, W.D., 1918
Born: at Rialto, California
Home Town: Corona, California
Other Award: Navy Cross (Same Action)

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INGALLS, JOHN J.
Corporal, U.S. Marine Corps
80th Company, 6th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: June 6, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to John J. Ingalls, Corporal, U.S. Marine Corps, for extraordinary heroism while serving with the 80th Company, 6th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F. in action in the Bois-de-Belleau, France, on June 6, 1918. Wounded in the assault on machine-gun positions in the Bois-de-Belleau, Corporal Ingalls refused to be evacuated, but assisted in the evacuation of the wounded, thereby displaying great qualities of self-sacrifice and devotion to duty.
General Orders No. 119, W.D., 1918
Born: at Bellevue, Iowa
Home Town: Olin, Iowa
Other Award: Navy Cross (Same Action)

INMAN, LEON W.
Sergeant, U.S. Marine Corps
43d Company, 5th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 4, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Leon W. Inman, Sergeant, U.S. Marine Corps, for extraordinary heroism while serving with the 43d Company, 5th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F. in action near Blanc Mont, France, October 4, 1918. Sergeant Inman led his platoon in attack, setting an example by keeping several yards in advance of the men. He also assisted in dressing the wounds of members of his platoon under machine-gun and artillery fire. After being wounded, he remained with his platoon until ordered to leave by the medical officer.
General Orders No. 46, W.D., 1919
Born: at Sauk Rapids, Minnesota
Home Town: Detroit, Michigan
Other Award: Navy Cross (Same Action)

ISRAEL, FREDERICK
Second Lieutenant, U.S. Marine Corps
5th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 4, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Frederick Israel, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Marine Corps, for extraordinary heroism while serving with the 5th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F. in action near St. Etienne, France, October 4, 1918. Second Lieutenant Israel twice volunteered and carried messages to the front line along a road swept by machine-gun and shell fire.
General Orders No. 35, W.D., 1919
Born: at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Home Town: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Other Award: Navy Cross (Same Action)

 

JOHNSON, GILLIS AUGUSTUS
Second Lieutenant, U.S. Marine Corps
5th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 4, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Gillis Augustus Johnson, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Marine Corps, for extraordinary heroism while serving with the 5th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F. in action near St. Etienne, France, October 4, 1918. Second Lieutenant Johnson volunteered and led an attack upon enemy machine-gun positions under intense machine-gun fire and artillery barrage, and although severely wounded in the leg, succeeded in cleaning out several machine-gun nests, capturing guns and a number of prisoners.
General Orders No. 35, W.D., 1919
Born: at Fort Worth, Texas
Home Town: Fort Worth, Texas
Other Award: Navy Cross (Same Action)

*JOHNSTON, SCOTT MARTIN
Second Lieutenant, U.S. Marine Corps
6th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 19, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Scott Martin Johnston, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Marine Corps, for extraordinary heroism while serving with the 6th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F. in action near Vierzy, France, July 19, 1918. With a small detachment, Second Lieutenant Johnston charged a machine-gun nest and captured a German gun which was inflicting severe losses on the American lines. Although seriously wounded, he stayed with his men until ordered to a dressing station by his company commander.
General Orders 95, W.D., 1919
Born: at St. Paul, Minnesota
Home Town: St. Paul, Minnesota
Other Award: Navy Cross (Same Action)

JORDAN, JACK
Corporal, U.S. Marine Corps
8th Company, 5th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 4, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Jack Jordan, Corporal, U.S. Marine Corps, for extraordinary heroism while serving with the 8th Company, 5th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F. in action near St. Etienne, France, October 4, 1918. After all the other members of their crews had become casualties, Corporal Jordan and another soldier advanced with their gun through heavy artillery and machine-gun fire to an advanced position and put up their gun in action in support of Infantry. They remained in this position after the Infantry had retired and until their ammunition was exhausted.
General Orders No. 46, W.D., 1919
Born: at Rockwall, Texas
Home Town: Tullia, Texas
Other Award: Navy Cross (Same Action)

JORDAN, RICHARD OAKES
Private, U.S. Marine Corps
78th Company, 6th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 3, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Richard Oakes Jordan, Private, U.S. Marine Corps, for extraordinary heroism while serving with the 78th Company, 6th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F. in action at Blanc Mont, France, October 3, 1918. When the advance of their company was held up by enfilading fire from a hostile machinegun nest, Private Jordan, with three other soldiers, volunteered and made a flank attack on the nest with bombs and rifles, killing three members of the crew and capturing twenty-five others, together with three machine guns.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Born: at Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Home Town: Minneapolis, Minnesota
Other Award: Navy Cross (Same Action)

JUSTESEN, WILLIAM A.
Private, U.S. Marine Corps
55th Company, 5th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 19, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to William A. Justesen, Private, U.S. Marine Corps, for extraordinary heroism while serving with the 55th Company, 5th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F. in action near Vierzy, France, July 19, 1918. Private Justesen displayed exceptional bravery in charging three machineguns with the aid of a small detachment of his comrades, killing the crews and capturing the guns, which were immediately turned on the Germans, thereby opening the line for the advance of his company, which had been held up by the enemy's fire.
General Orders No. 137, W.D., 1918
Born: at Moroni, Utah
Home Town: Moroni, Utah
Other Award: Navy Cross (Same Action)

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KANE, TONY W.
(First Award)
Sergeant, U.S. Marine Corps
55th Company, 5th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: June 11, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Tony W. Kane, Sergeant, U.S. Marine Corps, for extraordinary heroism while serving with the 55th Company, 5th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F. in action in the Bois-de-Belleau, France, June 11, 1918. Displaying notable bravery, Sergeant Kane single-handedly charged and captured an enemy machine gun, killing its crew.
General Orders 89, W.D., 1919
Born: at Russia Home Town: Chicago, Illinois
Other Award: Navy Cross (WWI), Distinguished Service Cross w/OLC (WWI)

KANE, TONY W.
(Second Award)
Sergeant, U.S. Marine Corps
55th Company, 5th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 10, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Tony W. Kane, Sergeant, U.S. Marine Corps, for extraordinary heroism while serving with the 55th Company, 5th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F. in action near Beaumont, France, November 10, 1918. Sergeant Kane reconnoitered the position of enemy machine-guns which were holding up the advance of his company across the Meuse. After he had located them, he alone silenced the fire of two guns, thus making possible the continuance of his company's advance.
General Orders 89, W.D., 1919
Born: at Russia Home Town: Chicago, Illinois
Other Award: Navy Cross (Same Action), Distinguished Service Cross (WWI)

KAULSKY, FRANK
Private, U.S. Marine Corps
55th Company, 5th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 4, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Frank Kaulsky, Private, U.S. Marine Corps, for extraordinary heroism while serving with the 55th Company, 5th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F. in action near Blanc Mont Ridge, France, October 4, 1918. Private Kaulsky volunteered to rescue a wounded comrade from a violent barrage; and, although he was wounded, he successfully accomplished his mission.
General Orders 98, W.D., 1919
Born: at Waukesha, Wisconsin
Home Town: Baltimore, Maryland
Other Award: Navy Cross (Same Action)

KELLER, THEODORE
Sergeant, U.S. Marine Corps
47th Company, 5th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 1 - 2, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Theodore Keller, Sergeant, U.S. Marine Corps, for extraordinary heroism while serving with the 47th Company, 5th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F. in action near Barricourt, France, November 1 - 2, 1918. Working through three desperate counterattacks of the enemy, Sergeant Keller established liaison with the adjacent division, maintaining contact with his flanks at all times, despite the hazards under which he worked.
General Orders No. 32, W.D., 1919
Born: at Lexington, Kentucky
Home Town: Lexington, Kentucky
Other Award: Navy Cross (Same Action)

KELLY, FRANCIS J.
First Lieutenant, U.S. Marine Corps
5th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 4, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Francis J. Kelly, First Lieutenant, U.S. Marine Corps, for extraordinary heroism while serving with the 5th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F. in action near St. Etienne, France, October 4, 1918. After all other officers of his company had become casualties, First Lieutenant Kelly took command and, while able to retire to a stronger position, yet he ordered an advance against greatly superior numbers, breaking the enemy's attack and taking many prisoners.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Born: at Brooklyn, New York
Home Town: Brooklyn, New York
Other Award: Navy Cross (Same Action)

*KIDDER, HUGH P.
Second Lieutenant, U.S. Marine Corps
78th Company, 6th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 2 - 3, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Hugh P. Kidder, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Marine Corps, for extraordinary heroism while serving with the 78th Company, 6th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F. in action near Blanc Mont, France, October 2 - 3, 1918. On the morning of October 2, Second Lieutenant Kidder led a small patrol into enemy trenches and captured two strong machine-gun positions which were menacing his company. On October 3, with his platoon, Second Lieutenant Kidder attacked and captured four machine-gun nests, and many prisoners, after which he went to the aid of two of his wounded men. While attempting to better his position in the face of heavy machine-gun and artillery fire he was killed.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Born: at Waukon, Iowa
Home Town: Minneapolis, Minnesota
Other Award: Navy Cross (Same Action)

KNESS, KARL F.
Private, U.S. Marine Corps
17th Company, 5th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 4, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Karl F. Kness, Private, U.S. Marine Corps, for extraordinary heroism while serving with the 17th Company, 5th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F. in action near St. Etienne, France, October 4, 1918. Private Kness volunteered and assisted a wounded comrade to get to the rear, going through an area swept by terrific machine-gun and artillery fire for a distance of more than a kilometer. He carried the wounded man the greater part of the distance.
General Orders No. 35, W.D., 1919
Born: at Wichita, Kansas
Home Town: Wichita, Kansas
Other Award: Navy Cross (Same Action)

KORMAN, FRANK A.
Private, U.S. Marine Corps
16th Company, 5th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 4 - 6, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Frank A. Korman, Private, U.S. Marine Corps, for extraordinary heroism while serving with the 16th Company, 5th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F. in action near St. Etienne, France, October 4 - 6, 1918. When volunteers were called for to rescue another member of his company who was severely wounded, Private Korman responded and, in plain view of the enemy, carried his wounded comrade to shelter through heavy machine-gun fire.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Born: at Roxbury, Massachusetts
Home Town: Roxbury, Massachusetts
Other Award: Navy Cross (Same Action)

KREUZMAN, WILLIAM ALPHEUS
Private, U.S. Marine Corps
82d Company, 6th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 1, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to William Alpheus Kreuzman, Private, U.S. Marine Corps, for extraordinary heroism while serving with the 82d Company, 6th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F. in action near Bayonville, France, November 1, 1918. Private Kreuzman volunteered and went forward to reconnoiter a ravine which was infested with hostile machine guns, returning with several prisoners.
General Orders No. 44, W.D., 1919
Born: at Georgetown, Kentucky
Home Town: Batesville, Indiana
Other Award: Navy Cross (Same Action)

KUKOSKI, JOHN
Private, U.S. Marine Corps
49th Company, 5th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: June 6, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to John Kukoski, Private, U.S. Marine Corps, for extraordinary heroism while serving with the 49th Company, 5th Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F. in action at Chateau-Thierry, France, on June 6, 1918. Alone, Private Kukoski charged a machine-gun and with the utmost bravery captured it and its crew, including one officer.
General Orders No. 110, W.D., 1918
Born: at Russia Home Town: Buffalo, New York
Other Award: Navy Cross (Same Action)

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