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The Army Distinguished Service Medal
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To All Who Shall See These Presents Greeting:

This is to Certify that
The President of the United States of America
Takes Pleasure in Presenting


THE 
DISTINGUISHED SERVICE MEDAL
to

AKERS, THOMAS P.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Thomas P. Akers, Sergeant First Class, U.S. Army, for distinguished service as a member of the Signal Corps in the China relief expedition in China, on 12 August 1900.
D.S.M. issued in lieu of the Certificate of Merit under the provisions of the act of Congress July 9, 1918)
Born: at Lexington, Kentucky
Home Town: Lexington, Kentucky


BERNHEIM, ALFRED A.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Alfred A. Bernheim, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for distinguished gallantry while serving as a member of Company D, 9th Infantry Regiment, in the battle of Tientsin, China, on 13 July 1900.
D.S.M. issued in lieu of the Certificate of Merit under the provisions of the act of Congress July 9, 1918)
Born: at Little Big Horn River, Montana
Home Town: Sacketts Harbor, New York


HICKMAN, TAYLOR B.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Taylor B. Hickman, Private, U.S. Army, for distinguished service as a member of Company C, 9th Infantry Regiment, in battle at Tientsin, China, on 13 July 1900.
D.S.M. issued in lieu of the Certificate of Merit under the provisions of the act of Congress July 9, 1918)
Born: at Sevier County, Tennessee
Home Town: Knoxville, Tennessee


HUMPHREY, CHARLES L.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Charles L. Humphrey, Private, U.S. Army, for distinguished service as a member of Company H, 9th Infantry Regiment, in the battle at Tientsin, China, on 13 July 1900.
D.S.M. issued in lieu of the Certificate of Merit under the provisions of the act of Congress July 9, 1918)
Born: at Holden, Mississippi
Home Town: W. Boylston, Massachusetts


LACKEY, ANDREW J.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Andrew J. Lackey, Private, U.S. Army, for distinguished service as a member of Company G, 9th Infantry Regiment, in the battle of Tientsin, China, on 13 July 1900.
D.S.M. issued in lieu of the Certificate of Merit under the provisions of the act of Congress July 9, 1918)
Born: at Comanche County, Texas
Home Town: Galveston, Texas


PICKETT, JAMES
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to James Pickett, Private, U.S. Army, for coolness, energy, and gallantry while serving as a member of Company C, 9th Infantry Regiment, in the battle of Tientsin, China, on 13 July 1900, in carrying important messages which greatly aided in withdrawal of the command after nightfall; also in constructing under fire a small traverse which afforded protection against the flanking fire of the enemy.
D.S.M. issued in lieu of the Certificate of Merit under the provisions of the act of Congress July 9, 1918)
Born: at Albany, New York
Home Town: Albany, New York


PRICE, WILSON C.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Wilson C. Price, Private, U.S. Army, for distinguished gallantry while serving as a member of Company F, 9th Infantry Regiment, in battle of Tientsin, China, on 13 July 1900.
D.S.M. issued in lieu of the Certificate of Merit under the provisions of the act of Congress July 9, 1918)
Born: at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Home Town: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

 

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