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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 Pride in Presenting


THE 
DISTINGUISHED SERVICE MEDAL
to

 

ABBOT, FRECERIC V.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Freceric V. Abbot, Brigadier General, U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility, in the organization of engineer troops and the procurement of enlisted men for the service in World War I. His zeal was untiring and the success of his effort marked.
War Department, General Orders No. 15 (1921)
Born: at Massachusetts Home Town: Willetts Point, New York


ACHER, ALBERT H.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Albert H. Acher, Colonel (Corps of Engineers), U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. As Commanding Officer of the 4th Engineers he contributed materially to the successes of the 4th Division in the Aisne-Marne offensive and in the Meuse-Argonne operations. By his skill in the construction of roads and bridges, he ably assisted in the operations of his division. His ability as a leader was shown in the efficiency of the 4th Engineers, both as a technical and as a combat unit. Later he showed the same rare qualities when he commanded the 27th Engineers.
War Department, General Orders No. 95 (1919)
Born: at Greenville, Pennsylvania
Home Town: Grove City, Pennsylvania


ADAMS, EMORY S.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Emory S. Adams, Colonel (Infantry), U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. As Adjutant, Base Section No. 5, Brest, France, from 10 December 1918 to 20 December 1919, he displayed exceptional administrative and executive ability, sound judgment, uniform courtesy and unremitting devotion to duty, contributing markedly to the successful accomplishments of Base Section No. 5, upon which was placed among other duties the responsibility for the repatriation of more than a million American Soldiers.
War Department, General Orders No. 16 (1923)
Born: at Manhattan, Kansas
Home Town: Manhattan, Kansas


ADAMS, JOHN H.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to John H. Adams, Lieutenant Colonel (Quartermaster Corps), U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility, as Assistant Chief, and later as Chief of the Subsistence Division Officer of the Quartermaster General during World War I. His keen foresight and able grasp of the problems at hand made him an invaluable aid during those days when the all-important work of organizing the food supply was under way. By his tireless energy and marked ability he conducted his duties in the procurement and supply of subsistence stores, as to meet satisfactorily the all-important needs of the Army. In both positions he demonstrated marked business ability, good judgment, and carried to a successful conclusion each project presented to him.
War Department, General Orders No. 38 (1922)
Born: at Chicago, Illinois
Home Town: LaPorte, Indiana


ADAMSON, GEORGE E.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to George E. Adamson, Captain (Adjutant General's Corps), U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. As Confidential Secretary of the Commander in Chief, American Expeditionary Forces, and later of the General of the Armies, he has worked untiringly and given proof of marked ability and resourcefulness. In the multifarious details connected with his duties he has at all times displayed keen judgment, tact, unfailing courtesy, and loyalty. In the office of the Commander in Chief, American Expeditionary Forces, where there devolved upon Captain Adamson a great volume of work and a mass of detail, he handled each new problem which confronted him in an able and masterful manner and rendered invaluable services to the American Expeditionary Forces in a position of great responsibility and in times and circumstances of great importance.
War Department, General Orders No. 56 (1922)
Born: at Collinsville, Texas
Home Town: Sherman, Texas


ADDIS, EMMETT
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Emmett Addis, Colonel (Cavalry), U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. Colonel Addis served with marked ability as Assistant Chief of Staff, G-3, 38th Division, during the early days of its organization and training. As an instructor at the Army General Staff College, American Expeditionary Forces, he displayed high professional attainments, and unfailing energy, performing service of inestimable worth in connection with the instruction and training of officers for General Staff duty. Later in the Office of the Provost Marshall General he again demonstrated those splendid characteristics which have at all times been outstanding features of his service.
War Department, General Orders No. 56 (1922)
Born: at New Haven, Connecticut
Home Town: Youngstown, Ohio


ALBRIGHT, OWEN S.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Owen S. Albright, Lieutenant Colonel (Signal Corps), U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. In command of field signal battalions at the front, as an instructor at Corps schools, and as Divisional Signal Officer of the 2d Division, Lieutenant Colonel Albright rendered services of great value to the American Expeditionary Forces.
War Department, General Orders No. 35 (1920)
Born: at St. Louis, Missouri
Home Town: Memphis, Tennessee


ALDEN, HERBERT W.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Herbert W. Alden, Lieutenant Colonel (Ordnance Corps), U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I, first as American Engineering Representative at the conference called to design the Anglo-American Mark VIII tank, and later as being directly responsible for the design of a new, valuable, and easily obtained implement of mechanical warfare, the fast 3-ton tank, susceptible of production in America in such quantity as to constitute a most material contribution to the effective fighting power of the United States Army.
War Department, General Orders No. 77 (1919)
Born: at Vermont Home Town: Detroit, Michigan


ALESHIRE, JOSEPH P.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Joseph P. Aleshire, Major (Quartermaster Corps), U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. As Assistant Chief of Staff, G-3, 81st Division, from October 1918 until March 1919, by his marked ability, high professional attainment, and loyal devotion to duty, Major Aleshire rendered valuable assistance in the staff work in the Vosges during the Meuse Argonne offensive, thereby contributing materially to the success of his division in those operations.
War Department, General Orders No. 56 (1922)
Born: at Fort Custer, Montana
Home Town: Washington, D.C.


ALEXANDER, ROGER G.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Roger G. Alexander, Colonel (Corps of Engineers), U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility, during World War I. As Chief of the Topographical Division of the Intelligence Section, Colonel Alexander organized and administered, with exceptional ability, the topographical and sound and flash ranging services of the American Expeditionary Forces. Due to his foresight and energy our armies in the field were at all times supplied abundantly with excellent maps of the theater of operations.
War Department, General Orders No. 59 (1919)
Born: at Paris, Missouri
Home Town: Paris, Missouri


ALLEN, CHARLES C.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Charles C. Allen, Lieutenant Colonel (Infantry), U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. As G-2 of the 33d Division from August 1917 to June 1918, and from September to November 1918, Lieutenant Colonel Allen displayed sound judgment and exceptional ability in the organization of that section of the division staff. By his tireless energy, military attainments, and unceasing devotion to duty, he contributed greatly to the successes of the division during the Meuse-Argonne offensive and the operations in the Woevre Valley from September to November 1918.
War Department, General Orders No. 43 (1922)
Born: at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Home Town: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


ALLEN, HENRY A.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Henry A. Allen, Colonel (Corps of Engineers), U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. Colonel Allen served with distinction as Commanding Officer of the 108th Engineers and as Engineer Officer of the 33d Division. By his technical skill and untiring energy in supervising the construction of bridges across the Meuse River he proved himself an important factor in the successes gained by our troops in their operations along the right bank of that stream during the Meuse-Argonne offensive.
War Department, General Orders No. 89 (1919)
Born: at Madison, Wisconsin
Home Town: Chicago, Illinois


ALLEN, HENRY T.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Henry T. Allen, Major General, U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. In command of the 19th Division, General Allen had the important position of conducting the right flank at the St. Mihiel salient. The brilliant successes there gained and later repeated in the Argonne- Meuse offensive showed him to be an officer of splendid judgment, high attainment, and excellent leadership. Later he commanded the Eighth Army Corps with skill and judgment.
War Department, General Orders No. 12 (1919)
Born: at Sharpsburg, Kentucky
Home Town: Sharpsburg, Kentucky


ALLEN, ROBERT H.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Robert H. Allen, Colonel (Infantry), U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. As Commander of the 356th Infantry Regiment during the Argonne-Meuse offensive, colonel Allen proved himself a skillful tactician. Resourceful and energetic, he was at all times equal to any emergency which arose, showing qualities of rare leadership. Subsequently during the march into Germany and the occupation of the enemy territory his administrative ability was reflected in the high standard of excellence consistently maintained by his regiment, rendering services of signal worth.
War Department, General Orders No. 87 (1919)
Born: at Buchanan, Virginia
Home Town: Buchanan, Virginia


ALLIN, GEORGE R.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to George R. Allin, Brigadier General, U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. As Executive Officer and Director of Training in the Office of the Chief of Field Artillery from 21 March 1918 to 1 September 1918, by reason of his high professional attainments, ability, foresight, and judgment, General Allin rendered invaluable aid in solving the many complex problems confronting his arm of the service.
War Department, General Orders No. 31 (1922)
Born: at Iowa City, Iowa
Home Town: Iowa City, Iowa


ALLISON, JAMES B.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to James B. Allison, Colonel (Signal Corps), U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I, in the organization and training of technical troops of the Signal Corps, while Commanding Officer of the Signal Corps Training School, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, and Commanding Officer of the Franklin cantonment, Camp Meade, Maryland.
War Department, General Orders No. 3 (1921)
Born: at Yorkville, South Carolina
Home Town: Yorkville, South Carolina


ALLISON, NATHANIEL
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Nathaniel Allison, Colonel (Medical Corps), U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. As Chief of the Orthopedic Work in the zone of the Army, Colonel Allison personally directed in a most efficient, conscientious, and painstaking manner, splinting and orthopedic work, which resulted in the saving of many lives and greatly relieved suffering among our wounded.
War Department, General Orders No. 50 (1919)
Born: at St. Louis, Missouri
Home Town: St. Louis, Missouri


ALVORD, BENJAMIN
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Benjamin Alvord, Colonel (Adjutant General's Corps), U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. As Adjutant General of the American Expeditionary Forces during the beginning of its organization, Colonel Alvord's long experience, good judgment, and breadth of vision were of great value in the establishment of the innumerable activities of the Adjutant General's Department of the American Expeditionary Force.
War Department, General Orders No. 87 (1919)
Born: at Fort Vancouver, Washington
Home Town: Washington, D.C.


ANDERSON, ALEXANDER E.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Alexander E. Anderson, Major (Infantry), U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. Major Anderson served with the 165th Infantry Regiment, 42d Division, A.E.F., throughout all its operations, displaying military attainments of the highest order. By his fearless bravery and splendid leadership he at all times inspired a notable spirit among the members of his command. His unflagging energy and resourcefulness in overcoming the numerous adverse conditions which confronted his command marked him as an officer of splendid soldierly qualities. By his sound tactical judgment, keen foresight, and aggressive fighting spirit, he proved himself an important factor in the successes of his regiment and division. He rendered services of conspicuous worth to the American Expeditionary Forces.
War Department, General Orders No. 56 (1922)
Born: at New York, New York
Home Town: New York, New York
Personal Awards: Distinguished Service Cross (WWI), Army Distinguished Service Medal


ANDERSON, ALVORD V. P.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Alvord V. P. Anderson, Colonel (Infantry), U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. As Commander of the 312th Infantry Regiment, 78th Division, A.E.F., throughout its organization, training, and all its active operations, Colonel Anderson displayed marked efficiency, unflagging energy, and military attainments of the highest order. In the attack on Grand Pre, during the Meuse-Argonne Offensive, by his prompt conception and brilliant execution of a skillful and successful attack on that strong and dominating position, he contributed largely to our success in that great operation.
War Department, General Orders No. 49 (1922)
Born: at New York, New York
Home Town: Montclair, New Jersey


ANDERSON, EDWARD D.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Edward D. Anderson, Brigadier General, U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility in initiating and executing plans for the mobilization of enlisted personnel of the Army during World War I.
War Department, General Orders No. 18 (1919)
Born: at Jasper, Tennessee
Home Town: Jasper, Tennessee


ANDREW, ABRAM PIATT
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Abram Piatt Andrew, Lieutenant Colonel (Ambulance Corps), U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility. Coming to France at the beginning of World War I, Lieutenant Colonel Andrew showed remarkable ability in organizing the American Field Service, a volunteer service for the transportation of the wounded of the French Armies at the front. Upon the entry of the United States into the war he turned over the efficient organization he had built to the United States Army Ambulance Service, and by his sound judgment and expert advice rendered invaluable aid in the development of that organization. To him is due, in a large measure, the credit for the increasingly valuable work done by the light ambulances at the front.
War Department, General Orders No. 59 (1919)
Born: at La Porte, Indiana
Home Town: Gloucester, Massachusetts


ANDREWS, AVERY D.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Avery D. Andrews, Brigadier General, U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. As Assistant Chief of Staff, American Expeditionary Forces, General Andrews has rendered most efficient service in connection with the organization and administration of the Transportation Department of the American Army in France and as Deputy Chief of Utilities in the Services of Supply. Later, with marked ability, he headed the important administrative section of the General Staff of the American Expeditionary Forces.
War Department, General Orders No. 12 (1919)
Born: at Massena, New York
Home Town: Massena, New York


ANDREWS, JAMES M.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to James M. Andrews, Colonel (Infantry), U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. As Commander of the 105th Infantry throughout the active operations of the 27th Division in Belgium and France, during the Ypres-Lys and Somme offensives, Colonel Andrews energetic and zealous qualities of leadership demonstrated in battle were conspicuous.
War Department, General Orders No. 31 (1922)
Born: at Saratoga Springs, New York
Home Town: Schenectady, New York


ANDREWS, LINCOLN C.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Lincoln C. Andrews, Brigadier General, U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. General Andrews originated in military training the analysis and study of the qualities of military leadership and the psychology of military training, and by his lectures and writings did much to make possible the successful training of thousands of civilians into efficient military leaders. He served in turn as organizer of the 304th Cavalry Regiment, as Commander of the 172d Infantry Brigade, as Assistant to Assistant Chief of Staff, G-5, General Headquarters, American Expeditionary Forces, and as Deputy Provost Marshal General in all of which capacities he held positions of great responsibility and rendered exceptionally meritorious service.
War Department, General Orders No. 31 (1922)
Born: at Owatonna, Minnesota
Home Town: Seneca Falls, New York


ANDREWS, SCHOFIELD
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Schofield Andrews, Lieutenant Colonel (Infantry), U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. As Assistant Chief of Staff, G-3, 90th Division, A.E.F., from July 1918 until June 1919, Lieutenant Colonel Andrews displayed sound judgment and exceptional ability in the administration and operation of that section of the division staff. By his loyal devotion to duty, marked tactical ability, and excellent military attainments he contributed materially to the successes attained by the division in the St. Mihiel and Meuse-Argonne offensives.
War Department, General Orders No. 4 (1923)
Born: at Governors Island, New York
Home Town: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


ANSELL, SAMUEL T.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Samuel T. Ansell, Brigadier General, U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I, as Acting Judge Advocate General of the Army, whose broad and constructive interpretation of law and regulations have greatly facilitated the conduct of the war and military administrations.
War Department, General Orders No. 18 (1919)
Born: at Coinjock, North Carolina
Home Town: Coinjock, North Carolina


ARMSTRONG, FRANK S.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Frank S. Armstrong, Colonel (Cavalry), U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. With painstaking efforts Colonel Armstrong reorganized and placed the Remount Service upon an efficient basis, overcoming innumerable difficulties and finding ways and means of supplying combatant divisions with animals when the sources of supply were very limited. In this great task he showed qualities meriting the highest praise.
War Department, General Orders No. 59 (1919)
Born: at Jeffersonville, Indiana
Home Town: Jeffersonville, Indiana


ARTHUR, ROBERT
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Robert Arthur, Lieutenant Colonel (Field Artillery), U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. Lieutenant Colonel Arthur commanded the 121st Field Artillery, 32d Division, A.E.F., during the Aisne-Marne, Oise-Aisne and Meuse-Argonne offensives with distinction. In addition he served as Chief of Heavy Artillery of the 57th Field Artillery Brigade in those offensives. His high professional skill, sound judgment, leadership, and devotion to duty were material factors in the successful operations of the artillery forces with which he served.
War Department, General Orders No. 16 (1923)
Born: at Webster, South Dakota
Home Town: Webster, South Carolina


ASHFORD, BAILEY K.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Bailey K. Ashford, Colonel (Medical Corps), U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. As Director of the Army Sanitary School, by his individual energy, ability, and vision, Colonel Ashford placed at the disposal of the American Expeditionary Forces the experience and training facilities of the medical services of the French Armies and of the British Expeditionary Forces in France. He organized a system for the training of officers of the medical service of the Army of the United States in their duties at the front which contributed to a remarkable degree to the success attained in the treatment and evacuation of battle casualties.
War Department, General Orders No. 3 (1925)
Born: at Washington, D.C.
Home Town: Washington, D.C.


ATKINS, JOSEPH A.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Joseph A. Atkins, Lieutenant Colonel (Infantry), U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. Lieutenant Colonel Atkins served with the 3d Division as Assistant Chief of Staff, G-3, from December 1917 until March 1918; Acting Chief of Staff and G-3, from March 1918 to 27 May 1918, G-3 from 28 May to 11 June, and from 1 to 19 September 1918; and as G-3, 36th Division from September 1918 to March 1919. By his tireless energy, devotion to duty and high military attainment, he contributed in a large measure to the successes attained by the commands with which he served.
War Department, General Orders No. 49 (1922)
Born: at Atlanta, Georgia
Home Town: Atlanta, Georgia


ATKISSON, EARL J.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Earl J. Atkisson, Colonel (Corps of Engineers), U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. Colonel Atkisson organized and trained the 1st Gas Regiment in a type of warfare new to the American Army and directed the operations of that regiment with marked distinction during the St. Mihiel and Argonne-Meuse offensives of the First American Army.
War Department, General Orders No. 59 (1919)
Born: at Broken Bow, Nebraska
Home Town: Fowler, California


ATTERBURY, WILLIAM W.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to William W. Atterbury, Brigadier General, U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility, during World War I. As Director General of Transportation, in the face of almost insurmountable obstacles, General Atterbury organized and brought to a high state of efficiency the Transportation Service of the American Expeditionary Forces. The successful operation of this most important service upon which the movements and supply of the combat troops were dependent, was largely due to his energy, foresight, and ability.
War Department, General Orders No. 12 (1919)
Born: at New Albany, Indiana
Home Town: Radnor, Pennsylvania


*AUBERT, LILLIAN (DNB)
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal (Posthumously) to Lillian Aubert, Chief Nurse, U.S. Army Nurse Corps, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility. As Assistant Superintendent, Army Nurse Corps, in the office of the Surgeon General during World War I, Chief Nurse Aubert rendered services of the highest order. By her devotion to duty and great efficiency at a time when members of the Army Nurse Corps were being enrolled, equipped, and assigned to both overseas and home service she made an invaluable contribution to the work of the Medical Department in caring for the sick. She was taken ill while on duty on 2 October 1918 and died 6 October 1918, of pneumonia, in line of duty, as a result of overwork.
War Department, General Orders No. 9 (1923)
Born: at West Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Home Town: Shreveport, Louisiana


AULTMAN, DWIGHT F.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Dwight F. Aultman, Brigadier General, U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. As Chief of Artillery of the 5th Corps in the operations against the enemy in November 1918, by his exceptional skill as an artillerist, General Aultman was largely responsible for the rupture of the enemy's position and the breaking of his resistance.
War Department, General Orders No. 59 (1919)
Born: at Allegheny City, Pennsylvania
Home Town: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania


AUSTIN, ELMORE F.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Elmore F. Austin, Colonel (Coast Artillery), U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. Colonel Austin served as assistant to, and at intervals as the Coast Defense Commander, Coast Defenses of Eastern New York, from August to December 1917; in Command of the 57th Regiment, Coast Artillery Corps (155 G.P.F.), from December 1917 until 16 October 1918, taking part in the St. Mihiel and Meuse-Argonne offensives, and then in Command of Replacement Battalion, 1st Army Artillery, from 17 October to 17 November 1918. He displayed at all times sound judgment, great energy, and a thorough knowledge of his duties, all of which were manifested to the high degree of efficiency attained by his regiment in organization, training, and active operations.
War Department, General Orders No. 15 (1923)
Born: at Roadout, New York
Home Town: New York, New York


AXTON, JOHN T.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to John T. Axton, Major (Chaplain), U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I, in organizing and administering numerous welfare activities connected with the Port of Embarkation, Hoboken, New Jersey, and New York City, whereby provision was made for the comfort and pleasure of enlisted men.
War Department, General Orders No. 69 (1919)
Born: at Salt Lake City, Utah
Home Town: Salt Lake City, Utah


AYERS, LEONARD P.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Leonard P. Ayers, Colonel (General Staff Corps), U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. Colonel Ayers' services as Chief of the Division of Statistics, Council of National Defense, as Chief of the Statistics Branch of the General Staff, and Chief Statistical Officer of the American Commission to Negotiate Peace, have been conspicuous. He established the statistical division at General Headquarters, Service of Supply, American Expeditionary Forces.
War Department, General Orders No. 87 (1919)
Born: at Niantic, Connecticut
Home Town: Washington, D.C.


BABBITT, EDWIN B.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Edwin B. Babbitt, Brigadier General, U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. General Babbitt commanded the 4th Field Artillery Brigade from its organization to the close of hostilities, participated with marked distinction in the actions on the Vesle River and in the St. Mihiel and the Meuse-Argonne offensives. The skillful manner in which he pushed forward the artillery units in support of the Infantry was a material factor in the successes of these campaigns. In the Meuse-Argonne offensive he had under his command, in addition to the 4th Artillery Brigade, the 10th Field Artillery, the 18th Field Artillery, the 205th French R.A.C., and the 2d Battalion, 308th French R.A.C.
War Department, General Orders No. 19 (1920)
Born: at Waterviet Arsenal, New York
Home Town: , Washington


BABCOCK, CONRAD S.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Conrad S. Babcock, Colonel (Cavalry), U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. As Post Commandant at General Headquarters, Colonel Babcock served with distinction. Later he commanded the 354th Infantry Regiment, 89th Division, A.E.F., throughout the successful operations against the St. Mihiel salient and those of the Argonne-Meuse in which his regiment participated and subsequently when it formed part of the Army of Occupation. At all times he displayed military attainments of the highest order. His unflagging energy and marked tactical ability were demonstrated in the successful accomplishment by his regiment of all missions assigned to it even under the most trying conditions. His service was of great value to the American Expeditionary Forces.
War Department, General Orders No. 87 (1919)
Born: at Stonington, Connecticut
Home Town: New York, New York


BABCOCK, WALTER C.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Walter C. Babcock, Colonel (Infantry), U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during world War I. In command of the 310th Infantry Regiment, 78th Division, A.E.F., Colonel Babcock displayed marked ability alike in its organization and training and in the field. In offensive operations against the enemy he led his command with exceptional judgment and tactical ability, showing himself always possessed of a full grasp of the situation and its needs, and keeping his higher commanders at all times informed of the conditions as he learned them by personal reconnaissance. He was untiring in energy and devotion to the important tasks assigned him, acting unhesitatingly and successfully in times of emergency.
War Department, General Orders No. 87 (1919)
Born: at Boston, Massachusetts
Home Town: Boston, Massachusetts


BACH, CHRISTIAN A.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Christian A. Bach, Colonel (Cavalry), U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. As Chief of Staff of the 4th Division, since its organization, Colonel Bach has performed his duties with the utmost loyalty, excellent judgment, and tireless energy, both during the training period and in actual combat. To his energy and military ability is due in not small degree the excellent record of his division in the fighting on the Vesle River and during the Meuse-Argonne offensive.
War Department, General Orders No. 70 (1919)
Born: at St. Martin, Minnesota
Home Town: St. Paul, Minnesota


BACON, RAYMOND F.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Raymond F. Bacon, Colonel (Chemical Corps), U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. As Chief of the Technical Division, Chemical Warfare Service, Colonel Bacon displayed untiring energy, marked scientific attainments, and a comprehensive technical knowledge in the organization and operation of the laboratory units and proving-ground tests, thereby aiding materially in the success of the American Expeditionary Forces.
War Department, General Orders No. 56 (1922)
Born: at Muncie, Indiana
Home Town: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania


BACON, ROBERT
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Robert Bacon, Lieutenant Colonel (Infantry), U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. Lieutenant Colonel Bacon served with great credit and distinction as Post commandant of General Headquarters, and as aide-de-camp to the commander in Chief. By his untiring efforts as Chief of the American Mission at British General Headquarters he has performed with marked ability innumerable duties requiring great tact and address.
War Department, General Orders No. 59 (1919)
Born: at Boston, Massachusetts
Home Town: New York, New York


BACON, ROBERT LOW
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Robert Low Bacon, Major (Field Artillery), U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. As Assistant to the Chief of Field Artillery from 8 February 1918 to 2 January 1919, Major Bacon planned, instituted, and supervised the system by which an adequate number of properly qualified officers were secured for the Field Artillery.
War Department, General Orders No. 27 (1922)
Born: at Boston, Massachusetts
Home Town: Westbury, Long Island, New York


BAER, JOSEPH A.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Joseph A. Baer, Colonel, U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. During the active operations of the armies in the field in the St. Mihiel salient and in the Argonne offensive, Colonel Baer revealed marked ability in the inspection of conduct and methods and showed military tactical knowledge of a high order.
War Department, General Orders No. 59 (1919)
Born: at Kutztown, Pennsylvania
Home Town: Reading, Pennsylvania


BAGBY, PHILIP H.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Philip H. Bagby, Lieutenant Colonel (Infantry), U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. Lieutenant Colonel Bagby served as Intelligence Liaison Officer between British General Headquarters and American General Headquarters from September to December 1918; as Director of Army Intelligence School, Langres, France, December 1918 and January 1919; as Assistant, G-2, Third Army, February to July 1919; then as Assistant Chief of Staff, G-2, American Forces in Germany. Charged at all times with duties of a most important nature, in the performance of which he manifested steadfast loyalty and military ability in delicate and vital matters, were of the greatest value. His rare powers of discernment, his tact and sound judgment contributed materially to the success of the commands with which he served.
War Department, General Orders No. 49 (1922)
Born: at Richmond, Virginia
Home Town: Richmond, Virginia


BAILEY, CHARLES J.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Charles J. Bailey, Major General, U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. General Bailey commanded the 81st Division with distinction throughout its operations, beginning 1 October 1918. The excellent conduct of this division was due, in a large measure, to his great military knowledge, energy, and zeal. He has shown qualities of able leadership and has rendered services of great value to the American Expeditionary Forces.
War Department, General Orders No. 70 (1919)
Born: at Tamaqua, Pennsylvania
Home Town: Jamestown, New York


BAILEY, PEARCE
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Pearce Bailey, Colonel (Medical Corps), U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I, as Chief of the Division of Neuropsychiatry, Surgeon General's Office, in which capacity he displayed exceptional zeal, foresight, and good judgment in organizing, developing, and directing neuropsychiatric work in the Army on a high plane of efficiency.
War Department, General Orders No. 11 (1921)
Born: at New York, New York
Home Town: New York, New York


BAIRD, CLAIR W.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Clair W. Baird, Colonel (Coast Artillery), U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. As Assistant to the Chief of Coast Artillery during the entire period of the war and as Chief of the Personnel Section from 24 September 1918, Colonel Baird displayed foresight, excellent judgment, and marked ability in the preparation and execution of plans for the effective accomplishment of the duties assigned to the Coast Artillery Corps in the operations in France, thereby rendering services of great value to the Government.
War Department, General Orders No. 16 (1923)
Born: at Burton, Ohio
Home Town: Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania


BAKER, FRANK C.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Frank C. Baker, Colonel (Medical Corps), U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. As Commanding Officer of Evacuation Hospital No. 6, at Chateau-Thierry, from June to August 1918, Colonel Baker so promptly arranged his hospital under most difficult conditions and with great resourcefulness and good judgment made such use of the inadequate means at his disposal that he was able to receive and evacuate after splendid treatment and in perfect order a large number of wounded from the Marne offensive at a time when that section of France was greatly demoralized.
War Department, General Orders No. 59 (1919)
Born: at Washington, D.C.
Home Town: Washington, D.C.


BAKER, WALTER C.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Walter C. Baker, Colonel (Coast Artillery), U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I, as Assistant and Executive Assistant to the Chief of Transportation Service from 15 April 1918 to 4 October 1920. In this position Colonel Baker demonstrated unusual executive and administrative ability, sound judgment and untiring energy, and contributed in a marked degree to the successful operations of the Transportation Service.
War Department, General Orders No. 16 (1923)
Born: at Chester, Pennsylvania
Home Town: Chester, Pennsylvania


BALDWIN, KARL FERGUSON
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Karl Ferguson Baldwin, Lieutenant Colonel (Coast Artillery), U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I, while serving as Military Attaché at Tokyo, Japan.
War Department, General Orders No. 124 (1919)
Born: at Macksburg, Iowa
Home Town: East Liberty, Ohio


BALL, WILLIAM G.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to William G. Ball, Colonel (Quartermaster Corps), U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I, in organizing and directing the Bakery Service of the Quartermaster Corps, American Expeditionary Forces, including the personal supervision of mechanical bakeries at Is-Sur-Tille, Bordeaux, Brest, and St. Nazaire, France. By his experience, initiative, and unremitting efforts Colonel Ball brought this important service to a high degree of efficiency in training of personnel, equipment of units, and the prompt supply of soft white bread to the armies of the American Expeditionary Forces in France, thereby contributing materially to the success of the American Expeditionary Forces.
War Department, General Orders No. 38 (1922)
Born: at Blanchester, Ohio
Home Town: Chillicothe, Ohio


BALL, WILLIAM L.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to William L. Ball, Major (Adjutant General's Corps), U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. As Executive Officer, Statistical Division, Adjutant General's Office, General Headquarters, American Expeditionary Forces, Major Ball displayed outstanding administrative and executive ability coordinating the work of various departments of that division and maintaining liaison with the personal adjutants of the various headquarters of the American Expeditionary Forces and with the central records office in Bourges, France. With tireless energy and unremitting devotion to duty he met the grave responsibilities of his difficult position with signal distinction, contributing markedly to the successful operations of the Adjutant General's Department, American Expeditionary Forces.
War Department, General Orders No. 16 (1923)
Born: at Woburn, Massachusetts
Home Town: Woburn, Massachusetts


BALTZELL, GEORGE F.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to George F. Baltzell, Colonel (Infantry), U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I, as Inspector, 42d Division; G-5, General Headquarters, American Expeditionary Forces and G-3 Sixth Army Corps. While serving as G-5, General Headquarters, American Expeditionary Forces, Colonel Baltzell was charged with the supervision of the Army schools, training inspections of troops, and the preparation of studies on military education. In all of these positions of great responsibility colonel Baltzell displayed professional attainments of high order, untiring energy and devotion to duty, and contributed in a very great degree to the satisfactory training of officers and troops of the American Expeditionary Forces and to the development of the present system of military schools in the United States.
War Department, General Orders No. 1 (1934)
Born: at Marianna, Florida
Home Town: Marianna, Florida


BAMFORD, FRANK E.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Frank E. Bamford, Brigadier General, U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. As its Commanding Officer General Bamford organized and successfully conducted the Second Corps School. Successively in command of a battalion, regiment, brigade and division, he participated in the operations of American troops from Cantigny to those of the Meuse-Argonne. He later commanded the Army School at Langres, at all times bringing to bear upon his duties his sound judgment, high military attainment, and untiring zeal.
War Department, General Orders No. 62 (1919)
Born: at Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Home Town: Omaha, Nebraska


BANDHOLTZ, HARRY H.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Harry H. Bandholtz, Brigadier General, U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. General Bandholtz served in turn as Chief of Staff of the 27th Division, as Commander of the 58th Infantry Brigade, and as Provost Marshal General of the American Expeditionary Forces, in all of which capacities he displayed exceptional ability. His foresight, broad experience, and sound judgment resulted in the efficient reorganization and administration of the important Provost Marshal General's Department.
War Department, General Orders No. 59 (1919)
Born: at Constantine, Michigan
Home Town: Constantine, Michigan


BANKER, GRACE D.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Grace D. Banker, , U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. Grace Banker served with exceptional ability as Chief Operator in the Signal Corps exchange at General Headquarters, American Expeditionary Forces, and later in a similar capacity at 1st Army Headquarters. By untiring devotion to her exacting duties under trying conditions she did much to assure the success of the telephone service during the operations of the 1st Army against the St. Mihiel salient and to the north of Verdun.
War Department, General Orders No. 70 (1919)
Born: at Passaic, New Jersey
Home Town: Passaic, New Jersey


BARBER, CHARLES W.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Charles W. Barber, Colonel (Infantry), U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. As Assistant Chief of Staff, G-1, and later as Chief of Staff, Base Section No. 2, during the period of its reorganization, Colonel Barber displayed exceptional administrative ability and was in a large measure responsible for the efficient organization created for the repatriation of troops through the Port of Bordeaux rendering services of signal worth.
War Department, General Orders No. 70 (1919)
Born: at Woodbury, New Jersey
Home Town: Woodbury, New Jersey


BARBER, JAMES FRANK
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to James Frank Barber, Colonel (Corps of Engineers), U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. While commanding the 30th Regiment of Engineers of the 70th Division, during the Meuse-Argonne offensive, by his marked ability and tireless energy, Colonel Barber's regiment was enabled to further the combat operations of the division, frequently building roads and bridges under fire. Charged with the duty of removing enemy mines and traps in front of the right of the 1st Army, he successfully accomplished a difficult and dangerous duty immediately following the Armistice, thereby rendering services of great value to the American Expeditionary Forces.
War Department, General Orders No. 56 (1922)
Born: at Haddonfield, New Jersey
Home Town: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


BARE, WALTER E.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Walter E. Bare, Lieutenant Colonel (Infantry), U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I, while in command of the 167th Infantry Regiment, 42d Division, A.E.F., operating near Cote-de-Chatillon and Landres-st-St. Georges to the Meuse-Argonne offensive during the month of October 1918.
War Department, General Orders No. 53 (1923)
Born: at Lexington, Virginia
Home Town: Gadsden, Alabama


BARNES, HARRY C.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Harry C. Barnes, Colonel (Field Artillery), U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. As commander of the 30th Artillery Brigade, Colonel Barnes planned and directed the operations of that unit with great skill and ability during the Meuse-Argonne offensive. As Chief of Staff of the Railway Artillery Reserve he rendered valuable services in the organization and operations of the Railway Artillery units.
War Department, General Orders No. 133 (1919)
Born: at Little Rock, Arkansas
Home Town: Guthrie, Oklahoma


BARNES, JOHN B.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to John B. Barnes, Lieutenant Colonel (Infantry), U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. While serving successively as G-3 of the 5th and 80th Divisions from June until November 1918, and then as G-3, 9th Army Corps, Lieutenant Colonel Barnes rendered services of great value. By his tireless energy, foresight, sound tactical judgment, and intelligent cooperation he contributed largely to the success of the operations of those units.
War Department, General Orders No. 49 (1922)
Born: at Pennsboro, West Virginia
Home Town: Highland, West Virginia


BARNES, JOSEPH F.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Joseph F. Barnes, Colonel (Field Artillery), U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. As Corps Adjutant of the 2d Army Corps, Colonel Barnes, by his able management and complete knowledge of all details of the Adjutant General's Department, established and operated with remarkable success the numerous branches of the Adjutant General's Office. Later as Adjutant General, First Army, he organized with rare initiative and administered with marked ability the operations of his important office, rendering services of inestimable value.
War Department, General Orders No. 89 (1919)
Born: at Washington, D.C.
Home Town: Washington, D.C.


BARNEY, JAMES P.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to James P. Barney, Lieutenant Colonel (General Staff Corps), U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. As Assistant Chief of Staff, G-2, of the 92d Division, Lieutenant Colonel Barney organized the entire system of supply for the division. Due to his administrative ability, exceptional foresight, and tireless energy, he handled numerous difficult problems of supply and transportation with great efficiency and success.
War Department, General Orders No. 19 (1922)
Born: at Dayton, Ohio
Home Town: Townsend, Virginia


BARNHARDT, GEORGE C.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to George C. Barnhardt, Brigadier General, U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. As Commander of the 28th Infantry, General Barnhardt handled his regiment so brilliantly under severe conditions during the St. Mihiel offensive, 12 and 13 September 1818, and during the battle of the Meuse-Argonne from 1 to 11 October 1918, that the regiment demonstrated an unusually high degree of efficiency and morale. He repeatedly displayed superior tactical judgment, and by his exceptional ability, leadership, and devotion to duty, he effectively executed the most difficult missions assigned to his regiment. Later, in command of the 2d Infantry Brigade and then the 178th Infantry Brigade, he again displayed high efficiency and military attainments, thereby rendering with all his commands important services to the American Expeditionary Forces.
War Department, General Orders No. 9 (1923)
Born: at Gold Hill, North Carolina
Home Town: Norwood, North Carolina


BARNUM, MALVERN-HILL
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Malvern-Hill Barnum, Brigadier General, U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. General Barnum commanded with marked success the 183d Infantry Brigade from its organization to the close of active operations. The conduct of his brigade in the St. Die and Marcache sectors was indicative of his good leadership. As a member of the Inter-Allied Armistice Board, he has performed his many exacting duties with marked ability, address, and sound judgment, rendering services of the highest character to the Government.
War Department, General Orders No. 59 (1919)
Born: at Syracuse, New York
Home Town: New York, New York


BARRY, THOMAS H.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Thomas H. Barry, Major General, U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. As Department Commander, Central Department, General Barry handled many difficult problems arising in that department during the war with rare judgment.
War Department, General Orders No. 73 (1919)
Born: at New York, New York
Home Town: New York, New York


BASH, LOUIS H.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Louis H. Bash, Colonel (Infantry), U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. Colonel Bash supervised with tact and sound judgment the establishment of the important base ports of St. Nazaire and Brest, France. Later, while he was Adjutant General of the Services of Supply, his splendid knowledge of administration, his energy, and personal attention to duties were shown by the efficiency of his office, which met fully the diversified demands made upon it.
War Department, General Orders No. 59 (1919)
Born: at Chicago, Illinois
Home Town: Peoria, Illinois


BASKETTE, ALVIN K.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Alvin K. Baskette, Colonel (Quartermaster Corps), U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. Colonel Baskette organized and coordinated the several activities of the Salvage Depot at St. Pierre de Corps, which was the largest and most important of such depots in the American Expeditionary Forces. By his zeal, tact, and ability in solving the various labor problems that arose in connection with the employment of many French civilians, he produced a high degree of economic efficiency in the operations of the Salvage Department.
War Department, General Orders No. 59 (1919)
Born: at Nashville, Tennessee
Home Town: Nashville, Tennessee


BATTLE, MARION S.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Marion S. Battle, Colonel (Coast Artillery), U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. As Artillery Information Officer of the First Army, Colonel Battle efficiently operated this important service. Later, he commanded with distinction a regiment of artillery in the Army of occupation. Subsequently, as Provost Marshal of Paris, he performed duties of a most difficult nature with unfailing tact, efficiency, and sound judgment. He has demonstrated organizing ability and executive capacity to a marked degree, and he has been a contributing factor toward the raising of the morale and efficiency of the American Expeditionary Forces in Paris. He has rendered services of particular merit to the American Expeditionary Forces.
War Department, General Orders No. 60 (1920)
Born: at Edgecombe County, North Carolina
Home Town: Tarboro, North Carolina


BAYNE, HUGH A.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Hugh A. Bayne, Lieutenant Colonel (Judge Advocate General), U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. As Assistant Judge Advocate of the Services of Supply, as Counsel for the United States Prisoners of War Commission, Judge Advocate of the 80th Division and 9th Army Corps during combat operations in France, Lieutenant Colonel Bayne displayed untiring zeal, rare professional ability, and intellectual qualities of a high order. His special knowledge of the French language and the laws of France enabled him to render the Government services of immeasurable value and contributed markedly to the success of the American Expeditionary Forces.
War Department, General Orders No. 15 (1923)
Born: at New Orleans, Louisiana
Home Town: Bronxville, New York


BEACH, WILLIAM D.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to William D. Beach, Brigadier General, U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. As Commanding Officer, 176th Infantry Brigade, 88th Division, General Beach displayed organizing and training abilities of the highest order, and by the sound judgment, constant initiative, resourcefulness, and indefatigable energy, abundant tack, and thorough understanding of men which characterized his performance of duty as Brigade Commander, he contributed materially to successful operations of that Brigade and the 88th Division.
War Department, General Orders No. 9 (1923)
Born: at New York, New York
Home Town: New York, New York


BEACHAM, JOSEPH W., JR.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Joseph W. Beacham, Jr., Colonel (Infantry), U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. As Assistant Chief of Staff, G-1, 42d Division, from 10 May to 25 August 1918, by his extraordinary energy, initiative, exceptional executive and administrative ability, Colonel Beacham rendered valuable services in overcoming many difficult problems of supply under most trying conditions, contributing largely to the successes of the division. Later, as Chief of Staff, 6th Division, from 26 August 1918 until 25 May 1919, by his intimate knowledge of staff duties, his clear conception of the requirements of troops of the line and by his devotion to duty and marked ability he contributed in a large measure to the progress of the division, thereby rendering valuable services to the American Expeditionary Forces.
War Department, General Orders No. 9 (1923)
Born: at Brooklyn, New York
Home Town: Brooklyn, New York


BECK, ROBERT MCC, JR.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Robert McC Beck, Jr., Colonel (Infantry), U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. Colonel Beck showed extraordinary efficiency in directing the staff work of the 32d Division at the Second Battle of the Marne and in the operations near Soissons and north of Verdun, France, from July to October 1918. In the preparations for battle and in the reorganizations between battles, he ably handled the many difficult situations that presented themselves.
War Department, General Orders No. 59 (1919)
Born: at Westminster, Maryland
Home Town: Wickford, Rhode Island


BECKHAM, DAVID Y.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to David Y. Beckham, Colonel (Coast Artillery), U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. As Officer in Charge of War Risk Insurance in the War Department, Colonel Beckham organized, perfected, and directed in a highly efficient manner the system of handling insurance and other relief features of the War Risk Insurance Act. To his tact, vision, marked ability, and loyal devotion to duty is largely due the success attained in the handling of a tremendous amount of business and the insuring of more than 90 per cent of the United States Army.
War Department, General Orders No. 49 (1922)
Born: at Bardstown, Kentucky
Home Town: Bardstown, Kentucky


BEEBE, ROYDEN E.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Royden E. Beebe (0-18447), Lieutenant Colonel (Infantry), U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I, as Chief of Staff, 82d Division; Assistant Chief of Staff, G-3, 2d Division, and Assistant Chief of Staff, G-3, 1st Army Corps.
War Department, General Orders No. 59 (1921)
Born: at South Burlington, Vermont
Home Town: Burlington, Vermont


BEEUWKES, HENRY
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Henry Beeuwkes, Lieutenant Colonel (Medical Corps), U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. Lieutenant Colonel Beeuwkes rendered especially valuable services as Inspector of Hospitalization of Troops in the field. By tireless energy in the performance of his duties he assisted greatly in raising the efficiency of this service and in bettering the facilities for the care and evacuation of the wounded of our armies.
War Department, General Orders No. 59 (1919)
Born: at Jamesburg, New Jersey
Home Town: New York, New York


BEHN, SOSTHENES
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Sosthenes Behn, Lieutenant Colonel (Signal Corps), U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. Lieutenant Colonel Behn served in turn as Liaison Officer with the French Department of Posts and Telegraphs, as Executive to the Chief Signal Officer, as Commander of a Field Signal Battalion, and as Assistant to the Chief Signal Officer, First Army. In all of these capacities he demonstrated marked ability and performed exceptionally meritorious service.
War Department, General Orders No. 50 (1919)
Born: at St. Thomas, American West Indies
Home Town: Havana, Cuba


BELL, GEORGE, JR.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to George Bell, Jr., Major General, U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. General Bell led his command with distinction, in the offensive operations with the British which resulted in the capture of Hamel and Hamel Woods, and in the fighting on the Meuse that gained the villages of Marcheville, St. Hilaire, and a portion of Bois-de-Forges. The successful operations of the division which he trained and commanded in combat were greatly influenced by his energy and abilities as a commander.
War Department, General Orders No. 59 (1919)
Born: at Maryland Home Town: Washington, D.C.


*BELL, JAMES FRANKLIN (KIA)
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The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal (Posthumously) to James Franklin Bell, Major General, U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I as Division, Cantonment, and Department Commander.
War Department, General Orders No. 73 (1919)
Born: at Shelbyville, Kentucky
Home Town: Shelbyville, Kentucky
Personal Awards: Medal of Honor (Philippine Insurrection), Distinguished Service Cross (Spanish-American War), Army Distinguished Service Cross


BENDER, LOUIS B.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Louis B. Bender, Lieutenant Colonel (Signal Corps), U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. Lieutenant Colonel Bender served in the Office of the Chief Signal Officer, American Expeditionary Forces, as Assistant Director of Supplies from July 1918 until December 1918, and Director of Supplies from December 1918 until September 1919. By his sound judgment, unfailing energy, and unusual ability he rendered serviced of the greatest value in both capacities. He met the many military commercial problems which confronted him with a broad vision and solved them with unvarying judgment and skill, thereby contributing materially to the success of the American Expeditionary Forces in positions of great responsibility.
War Department, General Orders No. 56 (1922)
Born: at Highland, Kansas
Home Town: Charleston, Washington


BENEDICT, JAY L.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Jay L. Benedict, Colonel (Infantry), U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. In the organization and administration of the Procurement and Discharge Section of the Personnel Branch, Colonel Benedict's energy, intelligent application, and good judgment have contributed greatly to the solution of the many difficult personnel problems pertaining to the procurement and discharge of officers, and the building up of the Officers' Reserve Corps.
War Department, General Orders No. 73 (1919)
Born: at Hastings, Nebraska
Home Town: Hastings, Nebraska


BENNION, HOWARD S.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Howard S. Bennion, Lieutenant Colonel (Corps of Engineers), U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. As Chief Camouflage Officer, American Expeditionary Forces, from October 1917 until February 1919, in a position of responsibility Lieutenant Colonel Bennion rendered conspicuous service in an entirely new field of endeavor. By his tireless energy, sound judgment, and marked technical ability he organized and placed the work of the Camouflage Section on a practical and highly efficient bases and directed it functions in a most satisfactory manner, thereby contributing materially to the success of the American Expeditionary Forces.
War Department, General Orders No. 56 (1922)
Born: at Vernon, Utah
Home Town: Vernon, Utah


BERRY, HARRY S.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Harry S. Berry, Colonel (Field Artillery), U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. As Commander of the 115th Field Artillery during its organization and training, Colonel Berry displayed marked efficiency, great resourcefulness, and military attainments of a high order. He commanded a grouping of his regiment and other French and American Artillery units in the Meuse-Argonne offensive; also a grouping of his regiment and other 155-millimeter howitzers in the operation of the Second Army, and by his skilled and energetic handling of his command played an important part in the success of these operations.
War Department, General Orders No. 4 (1923)
Born: at Nashville, Tennessee
Home Town: Hendersonville, Tennessee


BETHEL, WALTER A.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Walter A. Bethel, Brigadier General, U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. As Judge Advocate of the American Expeditionary Forces, General Bethel organized this important department and administered its affairs with conspicuous efficiency from the date of the arrival in France of the first American combat troops. His marked legal ability and sound judgment were important factors in the splendid work of his department, and he at all times handled with success the various military and international problems that arose as a result of the operation of our armies.
War Department, General Orders No. 12 (1919)
Born: at Smyrna, Ohio
Home Town: Smyrna, Ohio


BEVANS, JAMES L.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to James L. Bevans, Colonel (Medical Corps), U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. Colonel Bevans served with distinction as Chief Surgeon of the Third Army Corps, where he solved important problems of sanitation and evacuation with conspicuous success. He showed marked administrative ability during the final phases of the Argonne-Meuse offensive, when, through his sound judgment and efficient supervision of the medical and sanitary services under his direction, many lives were saved, thereby rendering valuable service to the American Expeditionary Forces.
War Department, General Orders No. 87 (1919)
Born: at Platteville, Wisconsin
Home Town: Decatur, Illinois


BIDDLE, JOHN
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to John Biddle, Major General, U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. In command of American troops in England, by his tact and diplomacy in handling intricate problems, General Biddle made possible the successful transshipment of many thousands of men to France. To his executive ability and efficient handling, control, and dispatch of casual troops through England is largely due.
War Department, General Orders No. 59 (1919)
Born: at Detroit, Michigan
Home Town: Grosse Ile, Michigan


*BIDDLE, NICHOLAS
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The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal (Posthumously) to Nicholas Biddle, Lieutenant Colonel (General Staff Corps), U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I, as Intelligence Officer, in charge of the City of New York, during the entire period of American participation in the World war. Colonel Biddle's ability as an organizer, his broad experience in large affairs, contributed largely to the failure of the enemy to thwart our military efforts in the City of New York by espionage, sabotage, and propaganda.
War Department, General Orders No. 9 (1923)
Born: at Fort Whipple, Arizona
Home Town: New York, New York


BILLINGS, FRANK
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Frank Billings, Colonel (Medical Corps), U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I, in the organization and administration of the Division of Reconstruction of the Medical Department.
War Department, General Orders No. 69 (1919)
Born: at Iowa County, Wisconsin
Home Town: Chicago, Illinois


BINGHAM, ERNEST G.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Ernest G. Bingham, Colonel (Medical Corps), U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. As Chief Surgeon of the Paris District, Colonel Bingham most efficiently directed the coordination of the work of the hospitals and hospital and ambulance trains in the region of the Paris group during the Second Battle of the Marne. By his untiring zeal and his exact understanding of conditions he most ably handled the limited hospital resources of the district of Paris, permitting the clearing of the battle field of the wounded and the proper provision for their care. In all these tasks he showed professional attainments of the highest order, unflagging energy, and great devotion to duty.
War Department, General Orders No. 59 (1919)
Born: at Talladega, Alabama
Home Town: Talladega, Alabama


BIRNIE, UPTON, JR.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Upton Birnie, Jr., Colonel (Field Artillery), U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. As principal assistant in the Operations Section, General Headquarters, American Expeditionary Forces, Colonel Birnie has by his thorough military knowledge, loyalty, and devotion to duty materially assisted in attaining the success of that section of the General Staff.
War Department, General Orders No. 27 (1920)
Born: at Carlisle, Pennsylvania
Home Town: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


BISHOP, HARRY G.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Harry G. Bishop, Brigadier General, U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. While in Command of the 3d Field Artillery Brigade, during the battles of the Argonne-Meuse, and in the subsequent advance to Sedan, by his skill and able leadership, General Bishop rendered exceptionally valuable service.
War Department, General Orders No. 59 (1919)
Born: at Grand Rapids, Michigan
Home Town: Goshen, Indiana


BISHOP, PERCY POE
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Percy Poe Bishop, Brigadier General, U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I, as Secretary of the General Staff and in the organization and coordination of matters relating to the commissioned personnel of the Army.
War Department, General Orders No. 18 (1919)
Born: at Powells, Tennessee
Home Town: Powells, Tennessee


BISHOP, WILLIAM H.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to William H. Bishop, Lieutenant Colonel (Medical Corps), U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. At Orleans, France, by his great ability, initiative, and tact, Lieutenant Colonel Bishop enlisted the sympathies of the French authorities and people, obtained buildings, organized and enlarged the base hospital, and contributed materially to the care of the sick and wounded during the operations of 1918. He has rendered services of much value. This efficient hospitalization was later adopted as a model by the French medical service.
War Department, General Orders No. 38 (1922)
Born: at Jackport, New York
Home Town: New York, New York


BJORNSTAD, ALFRED W.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Alfred W. Bjornstad, Brigadier General, U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. As Director of the Army General Staff College at Langres, General Bjornstad organized and conducted the institution during the first and second courses. Although he was without adequate material or personnel, by the energy and great efforts he put forth he established a school which provided our armies with staff officers in a minimum of time.
War Department, General Orders No. 80 (1919)
Born: at St. Paul, Minnesota
Home Town: St. Paul, Minnesota


BLACK, WILLIAM M.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to William M. Black, Major General, U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility as Chief of Engineers, in planning and administering the engineer and military railway services during World War I.
War Department, General Orders No. 144 (1918)
Born: at Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Home Town: Lancaster, Pennsylvania


BLAKE, JOSEPH A.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Joseph A. Blake, Colonel (Medical Corps), U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. As Chief Consultant for the District of Paris, and Commanding Officer of the Red Cross Hospital No. 2, Colonel Blake efficiently standardized surgical procedures, especially in the recent methods of treating fractures. His remarkable talent has materially reduced the suffering and loss of life among our wounded.
War Department, General Orders No. 59 (1919)
Born: at California Home Town: New York, New York


BLANCK, CARROLL T.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Carroll T. Blanck, Lieutenant Colonel (Signal Corps), U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I, in connection with the control and operation of the telephone and telegraph service of the American Expeditionary Forces.
War Department, General Orders No. 53 (1921)
Born: at Greensburg, Pennsylvania
Home Town: Los Angeles, California


BLANDING, ALBERT H.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Albert H. Blanding, Brigadier General, U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I, while serving as Commanding General of the 53d Infantry Brigade of the 27th Division throughout the entire period of active operations.
War Department, General Orders No. 118 (1919)
Born: at Lyons, Iowa
Home Town: Bartow, Florida


BLISS, EDWARD G.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Edward G. Bliss, Lieutenant Colonel (Corps of Engineers), U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. As Executive Officer in the Office of the Director General of Transportation, American Expeditionary Forces, Lieutenant Colonel Bliss was charged with the responsibility for the organization of the personnel and the administration of the Transportation Corps. His sound judgment, high administrative and executive ability, untiring energy and devotion to duty constituted highly important assets of the Transportation Corps and contributed materially to the success of that organization during its services with the American Expeditionary Forces.
War Department, General Orders No. 15 (1923)
Born: at Rosemont, Pennsylvania
Home Town: Fort Totten, New York


BLISS, TASKER H.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Tasker H. Bliss, General, U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I, in his most exceptional services s Assistant Chief of Staff, acting Chief of Staff, and Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army, in which important positions his administrative ability and professional attainments were of great value to our armies. As Chief of the American section of the Supreme War Council, General Bliss has taken an important part in the shaping of the policies that have brought victory to our cause.
War Department, General Orders No. 136 (1918)
Born: at Lewisburg, Pennsylvania
Home Town: Chester, Pennsylvania


BLOOR, ALFRED W.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Alfred W. Bloor, Colonel (Infantry), U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. In command of the 142d Infantry, 36th Division, including the period of its reorganization and training and during its combat operations in France, Colonel Bloor displayed untiring energy, administrative and executive ability, and sound tactical judgment, these qualities, coupled with unremitting devotion to duty and hi qualities of leadership, contributing in a conspicuous way to the success of the 36th Division in its operations against the enemy.
War Department, General Orders No. 14 (1923)
Born: at Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Home Town: Austin, Texas


BOAK, SEIBERT D.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Seibert D. Boak, Colonel (Dental Corps), U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. As Director of the Dental Section of the Army Sanitary School at Langres, France, from January to December 1918, Colonel Boak displayed organizing and training ability and accomplishments of the highest order in successfully directing the classification and training of dental officers for field service, thereby rendering services of great value to the American Expeditionary Forces.
War Department, General Orders No. 15 (1923)
Born: at Virginia Home Town: , West Virginia


BOLLES, FRANK C.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Frank C. Bolles, Colonel (Infantry), U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. Colonel Bolles commanded, with keen tactical ability, the 39th Infantry throughout the various campaigns in which the Fourth Division participated until the early stages of the Meuse-Argonne offensive, when he was wounded. By his exceptional ability and energetic leadership he proved to be an important factor in the successes of his command during its active operations against the enemy.
War Department, General Orders No. 95 (1919)
Born: at Elgin, Illinois
Home Town: Rolla, Missouri
Personal Awards: Distinguished Service Cross (Philippine Insurrection), Distinguished Service Cross (WWI), Army Distinguished Service Medal


BOOTH, ALFRED J.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Alfred J. Booth, Colonel (Adjutant General's Corps), U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. As Assistant to the Adjutant General, American Expeditionary Forces, Colonel Booth was charged with the important duty of verifying, preparing, and distributing all orders and bulletins issued from General Headquarters, American Expeditionary Forces. To his painstaking efforts are due the accuracy with which these orders were drawn and the promptness with which they were distributed. He organized and efficiently supervised the administration of The Adjutant General's printing plant at General Headquarters, American Expeditionary Forces. To his untiring zeal is largely due the success with which it handled a tremendous volume of printed matter, rendering important service to the American Expeditionary Forces.
War Department, General Orders No. 59 (1919)
Born: at Albany, New York
Home Town: Albany, New York


BOOTH, EWING E.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Ewing E. Booth, Brigadier General, U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. General Booth commanded, with great ability and gallantry, the 8th Infantry Brigade in the operations which forced the reluctant enemy to evacuate Bois-du-Feys, Bois-de-Malaumont, Bois-de- Peut-de-Faus, and Bois-de-Foret in September and October 1918. His splendid leadership was an important factor in these actions.
War Department, General Orders No. 59 (1919)
Born: at Bowers Mills, Missouri
Home Town: Pueblo, Colorado


BOOTHE, EARLE
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Earle Boothe, Lieutenant Colonel (Adjutant General's Corps), U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. Colonel Boothe reorganized and administered with marked distinction the Central Records Office of the American Expeditionary Forces. He handled the complex problems constantly arising with great discretion, displaying keen perception amid the maze of details involved in the reporting of casualties and change of status of officers and soldiers. With unflagging energy and exceptional ability he performed a task of great magnitude.
War Department, General Orders No. 59 (1919)
Born: at Derby, Connecticut
Home Town: South Pasadena, California


BOUGHTON, EDWARD J.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Edward J. Boughton, Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. Lieutenant Colonel Boughton served with distinction as Head of the International Law Division in the Office of the Judge Advocate, American Expeditionary Forces. Through his extensive knowledge of international law and diplomatic ability, he was of the utmost assistance in handling many delicate questions involving relations between the American and allied armies.
War Department, General Orders No. 89 (1919)
Born: at Albany, New York
Home Town: Denver, Colorado


BOWDITCH, EDWARD, JR.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Edward Bowditch, Jr., Lieutenant Colonel (Infantry), U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. At the Army General Staff College, as Assistant to G-3, Headquarters, 1st Army Corps, Lieutenant Colonel Bowditch rendered service of distinction, always showing himself able in time of emergency, aggressive in action, and possessed of tact and sound judgment. As aid-de-camp to the Commander in Chief, American Expeditionary Forces, he displayed unflagging energy and devotion to duties of great importance. His military attainments were of marked character proving of utmost assistance in the handling of difficult situations.
War Department, General Orders No. 59 (1919)
Born: at Albany, New York
Home Town: Boston, Massachusetts


BOWEN, WILLIAM S.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to William S. Bowen, Lieutenant Colonel (Field Artillery, U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. From September 1918 to June 1919, Lieutenant Colonel Bowen, as Assistant Chief of Staff, G-3, 29th Division, Lieutenant Colonel Bowen displayed the highest qualities of a staff officer and by his untiring energy, good judgment, and devotion to duty he contributed in a marked degree to the success of his division.
War Department, General Orders No. 9 (1923)
Born: at Omaha, Nebraska
Home Town: Omaha, Nebraska


BOWLEY, ALBERT J.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Albert J. Bowley, Brigadier General, U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. General Bowley commanded the 17th Field Artillery, and later the 2d Field Artillery Brigade, in the active operations from July to November 1918. The artillery support under his direction in the engagements near Chateau-Thierry, near Soissons, those in the St. Mihiel salient, Blanc Mont Ridge, and in the Meuse-Argonne region were important factors in the great successes gained.
War Department, General Orders No. 59 (1919)
Born: at Westminster, California
Home Town: San Francisco, California


BOWMAN, GEORGE T.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to George T. Bowman, Colonel (Cavalry), U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. As Chief of a Subsection of G-1 of the General Staff at General Headquarters, Colonel Bowman prepared the priority schedules for the movement of troops from the United States to France, directed replacements during active operations, prepared the order of battle data, and conserved many important and confidential records of the personnel of the American Expeditionary Forces. By his marked executive ability and loyal cooperation in all details of his important task he has given services of noteworthy consequence to the American Expeditionary Forces.
War Department, General Orders No. 35 (1920)
Born: at Buffalo, New York
Home Town: Buffalo, New York


*BOYD, CARL
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The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal (Posthumously) to Carl Boyd, Colonel (Cavalry), U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. As military attaché to the American Embassy in Paris, Colonel Boyd performed services of a most distinguished character. Later, as senior aid-de-camp to the Commander in Chief, he displayed remarkable ability, sound judgment, and tact in the many varied negotiations with the allied commanders and other allied officials, rendering services of inestimable value to the American Expeditionary Forces.
War Department, General Orders No. 59 (1919)
Born: at Decora, Georgia
Home Town: Adairsville, Georgia


BRABSON, FAY W.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Fay W. Brabson, Lieutenant Colonel (Infantry), U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. As an Instructor of the Army General Staff College, Langres, France, May to September 15, 1918, Lieutenant Colonel Brabson performed exceptionally meritorious services to the Government in instructing and preparing student officers to function in the important and responsible positions as General Staff officers with troops.
War Department, General Orders No. 59 (1919)
Born: at Greenville, Tennessee
Home Town: Greenville, Tennessee


BRABSON, JOE REESE
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Joe Reese Brabson, Lieutenant Colonel (Field Artillery, U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. As Chief of Staff of the 28th Division during the Marne-Aisne offensive, Lieutenant Colonel Brabson rendered conspicuous service. Later as an Instructor of the Fourth Course at the Army General Staff College at Langres he ably assisted in the instruction of a large number of officers recommended for General Staff duty. Upon completion of his duty at the staff school he served with marked success as G-5 of the Second Army.
War Department, General Orders No. 78 (1919)
Born: at Greenville, Tennessee
Home Town: Greenville, Tennessee


BRADLEY, ALFRED E.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Alfred E. Bradley, Brigadier General, U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. As Chief Surgeon, American Expeditionary Forces, General Bradley gave his utmost energy and undivided devotion to the duty of planning and organizing the work of the Medical Department in France during a period fraught with untold difficulties. To his foresight was largely due the successful operations of that department when it was called upon to meet the demands that were subsequently made upon it.
War Department, General Orders No. 12 (1919)
Born: at Jamestown, New York
Home Town: Frewsburg, New York


BRADLEY, JAMES J.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to James J. Bradley, Brigadier General, U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I, as Chief of the Training and Instruction Branch, War Plans Division, General Staff, in initiating and standardizing the training and instruction of the Army during its formative period.
War Department, General Orders No. 47 (1919)
Born: at Lake View, Illinois
Home Town: Chicago, Illinois


BREES, HERBERT J.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Herbert J. Brees, Colonel (General Staff), U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. General Brees served with distinction as Chief of Staff of the 91st Division throughout its training period and during the greater part of its active operations. His marked administrative ability was reflected in the successes of this division during the first phases of the Meuse-Argonne operations. Later, as Chief of Staff of the 7th Army Corps, he rendered invaluable services in perfecting the necessary organization for the march into the German territory, overcoming grave difficulties in securing supplies and equipment.
War Department, General Orders No. 87 (1919)
Born: at Laramie, Wyoming
Home Town: Laramie, Wyoming


BRENNAN, CECELIA
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Cecelia Brennan, Chief Nurse, U.S. Army Nurse Corps, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility. As Chief Nurse of the Toul Hospital Center, France, during World War I, Nurse Brennan contributed largely to the successful care of over 10,000 sick and wounded by her skillful, tactful, and able direction of the work of the nurses at this center.
War Department, General Orders No. 9 (1923)
Born: at Branchdale, Pennsylvania
Home Town: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


BRENT, CHARLES H.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Charles H. Brent, Major (Chaplain), U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. As Senior Headquarters Chaplain, Major Brent organized the Chaplains' School and established a schematic system of religious effort, enabling all chaplains throughout France to further these excellent results which have marked their duties amongst the troops. By his loyal spirit of cooperation, his marked ability, and by his masterful attainments he has rendered services of most conspicuous merit and lasting value to the American Government.
War Department, General Orders No. 59 (1919)
Born: at Canada Home Town: Buffalo, New York


BRETT, LLOYD M.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Lloyd M. Brett, Brigadier General, U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. General Brett commanded the 160th Infantry Brigade with particular efficiency in the markedly successful operations resulting in the occupation of the Dannevoux sector in October 1918. In the actions near Imecourt and Buzancy in November his brigade broke the enemy's resistance. Due to his masterful ability and brilliant leadership, these operations proved a crowning success.
War Department, General Orders No. 59 (1919)
Born: at Maine Home Town: Malden, Massachusetts


BRETT, SERENO E.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Sereno E. Brett, Major (Armor), U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. As Chief Instructor at Tank Center, American Expeditionary Forces, Major Brett organized and trained the 327th Battalion (Light) Tanks. Later, as Commander of the 326th Battalion (Light) Tanks, he vigorously and skillfully led it in the St. Mihiel offensive over a terrain rendered most difficult through four years of enemy entrenching. Succeeding to the command of the 1st Brigade, Tank Corps, in the Meuse-Argonne offensive, he ably devotedly, and courageously commanded his brigade from 26 September to 10 November 1918; during this period of 46 days his brigade supported eight of the division of the First Army in 18 separate attacks. By his brilliant professional attainments, technical ability, and unusual leadership he contributed in a marked manner to the success of the First Army and rendered most conspicuous services to the American Expeditionary Forces in a position of great responsibility.
War Department, General Orders No. 49 (1922)
Born: at Portland, Oregon
Home Town: Corvallis, Oregon
Personal Awards: Distinguished Service Cross (WWI), Army Distinguished Service Medal


BREWSTER, ANDRE W.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Andre W. Brewster, Major General, U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. General Brewster organized and administered with marked ability the Inspector General's Department of the American Expeditionary Forces, and his soldierly characteristics and unceasing labors influenced greatly the attainment of efficiency in the American Army in France.
War Department, General Orders No. 12 (1919)
Born: at Hoboken, New Jersey
Home Town: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Personal Awards: Medal of Honor (China Relief), Army Distinguished Service Medal


BRICKER, EDWIN D.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Edwin D. Bricker, Colonel (Ordnance Corps), U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. As Chief Ordnance Purchasing Officer and later as Ordnance Representative on the General Purchasing Board, Colonel Bricker conducted negotiations with marked success for material needed to supplement the supply from the United States. He worked tirelessly and with unflagging energy to the end that there would be no shortage in supplies sent to the troops at the front. At all times exercising sound judgment and discernment in times of emergency, he achieved marked successes.
War Department, General Orders No. 78 (1919)
Born: at Chambersburg, Pennsylvania
Home Town: Chambersburg, Pennsylvania


BRIDGES, CHARLES H.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Charles H. Bridges, Colonel (Infantry), U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I during World War I. As Assistant Chief of Staff, First Section of the 2d Division, and later as Assistant Chief of Staff, First Section of the 6th Army Corps, Colonel Bridges performed creditably duties of great importance in connection with the Services of Supply, communication, and the movements of troops of his units, rendering services of value to the American Expeditionary Forces.
War Department, General Orders No. 87 (1919)
Born: at White Hall, Illinois
Home Town: Jerseyville, Illinois


BRIGGS, RAYMOND W.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Raymond W. Briggs, Brigadier General, U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I, as Chief of the Remount Service, American Expeditionary Forces; as Colonel of the 311th and 304th Field Artillery, the training of which units he developed to a high degree, commanding the latter in action with distinction, as Commanding General of the 18th and 8th Field Artillery Brigades, which units he developed to a high state of efficiency; and as Commanding General of Camp Knox, Kentucky, during and after the period of demobilization.
War Department, General Orders No. 9 (1923)
Born: at Beaver, Pennsylvania
Home Town: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


BROOKE, ROGER G.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Roger G. Brooke, Colonel (Medical Corps), U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. From September 1917 until December 1918, as Senior Instructor in charge of the educational training of medical officers and enlisted men of the Medical Department at the Medical Officers' Training Camp, Camp Greenleaf, Georgia, Colonel Brooke directed and coordinated the work of its several special schools with great efficiency. By his untiring efforts, devotion to his duties, and brilliant professional ability he was largely responsible for the successful training of 10,000 officers and 70,000 men, thereby rendering conspicuous service to the Government in a position of great responsibility.
War Department, General Orders No. 49 (1922)
Born: at Sandy Spring, Maryland
Home Town: Sandy Spring, Maryland


BROOKS, HARLOW
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Harlow Brooks, Lieutenant Colonel (Medical Corps), U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I, as Medical Consultant to the First Army and later as Chief Medical Consultant of the Second Army, by the application of principles of prevention and treatment which resulted in a marked reduction in the complications and mortality of influenza and other epidemic diseases and lessened the strain on the evacuation service already overtaxed by battle casualties, through early segregation and hospitalization within the front areas. After the armistice, Colonel Brooks, in addition to these duties, was placed in charge of all hospitals of the Second Army, where, by reorganizing the hospital service and establishing courses of instruction and clinical conferences for medical officers, he largely contributed to the betterment of the medical service of the Second Army with a consequent saving of the lives of many American and French soldiers.
War Department, General Orders No. 31 (1922)
Born: at Medo, Minnesota
Home Town: New York, New York


BROWN, FRED R.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Fred R. Brown, Colonel (Infantry), U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. As Lieutenant Colonel, 313th Infantry, from July 1917 until July 1918, throughout its organization and training period, Colonel Brown displayed marked efficiency. From August until December 1918, he commanded the 368th Infantry with indefatigable energy, exceptional initiative, and resourcefulness in all its combat operations. Later, as Commanding Officer, 58th Infantry, as military commander of Coblenz, Germany, and as Officer in Charge of Civil Affairs in the area occupied by Third Army Troops, he performed a difficult and responsible task with conspicuous success, maintaining at all times a high state of discipline and morale among the troops and civilian population, thereby contributing materially to the success of the American Expeditionary Forces, in a position of great responsibility.
War Department, General Orders No. 56 (1922)
Born: at Streator, Illinois
Home Town: Cornell, Illinois


BROWN, HOBART B.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Hobart B. Brown, Colonel (Infantry), U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. From September 1917 until April 1918, by his broad experience and sound judgment, Colonel Brown organized and commanded with exceptional ability the 104th Military Police. From April to October 1918, a Lieutenant Colonel, 116th Infantry, and Colonel, 114th Infantry, he showed himself to be resourceful and energetic and at all times equal to any emergency which arose. As Deputy Provost Marshall General, American Expeditionary Forces, from October 1918 to February 1919, he displayed marked ability in a position of great responsibility, thereby rendering services of great value to the American Expeditionary Forces.
War Department, General Orders No. 49 (1922)
Born: at East Rutherford, New Jersey
Home Town: New York, New York


BROWN, KATHARINE
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Katharine Brown, Chief Nurse, U.S. Army Nurse Corps, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during world War I. As Chief Nurse of the Nantes Hospital Center, France, Chief Nurse Brown supervised and directed the nursing care of more than 4,000 patients. Her good judgment, tact, foresight, and energy resulted in most successful accomplishments on the part of the nursing force of that center.
War Department, General Orders No. 9 (1923)
Born: at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Home Town: Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania


BROWN, LYTLE
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Lytle Brown, Brigadier General, U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility as Director of the War Plans Division, for his skill and good judgment in handling the many and varied questions of training, organization and policy that have been acted on by the War Plans Division during World War I.
War Department, General Orders No. 47 (1919)
Born: at Nashville, Tennessee
Home Town: Nashville, Tennessee


BROWN, PRESTON
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Preston Brown, Brigadier General, U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. As chief of Staff of the 2d Division, General Brown directed the details of the battles near Chateau-Thierry, Soissons, and at the St. Mihiel salient with great credit. Later, in command of the 3d Division in the Argonne-Meuse offensive, at a most critical time, by his splendid judgment and energetic action, his division was able to carry to a successful conclusion the operations at Claire-Chene and at Hill 294.
War Department, General Orders No. 12 (1919)
Born: at Lexington, Kentucky
Home Town: Lexington, Kentucky


BROWN, WILL H.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Will H. Brown, Lieutenant Colonel (Motor Transport Corps), U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. As Chief Motor Transport Officer, Base Section No. 1, St. Nazaire, France, Lieutenant Colonel Brown was charged with the important duty of the receipt of motor transportation arriving from overseas, the general supervision and operations of large reception parks where motor vehicles were set up and made ready for service, and for the instruction and direction of the personnel of convoys distributing vehicles to division, corps, and army troops. The grave responsibilities thus placed upon Colonel Brown were carried out by him in a signally successful way. He displayed unusual initiative, sound judgment, and high professional skill, contributing in a very material way to the successful operations of the American forces in France.
War Department, General Orders No. 15 (1923)
Born: at Indianapolis, Indiana
Home Town: Indianapolis, Indiana


BROWN, WILLIAM C.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to William C. Brown, Colonel (Cavalry), U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. As Inspector, Quartermaster Corps, American Expeditionary Forces, from November 1917 until December 1918, throughout the zone of operations, Colonel Brown displayed the greatest zeal, utmost devotion to duty, and indefatigable efforts. By his long experience, marked efficiency, and tireless energy, he made highly intelligent inspections and recommendations, thereby enabling the Quartermaster Corps to improve the services of supply and the saving of a large quantity of important material.
War Department, General Orders No. 43 (1922)
Born: at St. Peter, Minnesota
Home Town: St. Peter, Minnesota


BROWNE, BEVERLY F.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Beverly F. Browne, Brigadier General, U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. General Browne organized and conducted the schools for artillery information service and the counter battery service in France in October and November 1917. He participated in preparation and execution of artillery plans for First Army for the St. Mihiel offensive in September 1918, and commanded the 166th Field Artillery Brigade in October 1918, and the Corps Artillery, First Army corps, 1 to 11 November 1918, during the final assault of the First Army. His high professional attainments, sound tactical judgment, and devotion to duty contributed materially to the successful operation of the American Expeditionary Forces.
War Department, General Orders No. 9 (1923)
Born: at Accomac, Virginia
Home Town: Accomac, Virginia


BROWNING, WILLIAM S.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to William S. Browning, Colonel (Field Artillery), U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. As a member of the American Section of the Supreme War Council, by his ability and his clear and sound conception of the constantly changing military situation, Colonel Browning has rendered invaluable aid in solving the many complex problems that have come before the Supreme War Council.
War Department, General Orders No. 69 (1919)
Born: at Brooklyn, New York
Home Town: Brooklyn, New York


BRUFF, AUSTIN J.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Austin J. Bruff, Lieutenant Colonel (Ordnance Corps), U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I, in the reorganization and administration of the Property and Financial Departments at Rock Island Arsenal, Illinois, which underwent an enormous expansion in the early stages of the war. Later, Lieutenant Colonel Bruff rendered unusual and highly meritorious services in developing in England the manufacture of various special and service types of small-arms ammunition, thereby securing for the American Expeditionary Forces a certain and readily available source of supply of this indispensable material.
War Department, General Orders No. 38 (1922)
Born: at New York, New York
Home Town: Detroit, Michigan


BRYANT, MORTIMER D.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Mortimer D. Bryant, Colonel (Infantry), U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. As a machine-gun officer of his division and later as Colonel, 107th Infantry, Colonel Bryant displayed rare qualities of courageous leadership, sound tactical judgment, and technical skill of a high order. His ability as an organizer and administrator and his unremitting devotion to duty enabled him to render the Government services of inestimable value in positions of responsibility.
War Department, General Orders No. 13 (1923)
Born: at Brooklyn, New York
Home Town: Brooklyn, New York


BRYDEN, WILLIAM
(First Award)
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to William Bryden, Brigadier General, U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. As Director of the Department of Field Gunnery, School of Fire for Field Artillery, Fort Sill, Oklahoma, From September 1917 to May 1918, and as Assistant Commandant of that school from May 1918 to October 1918, General Bryden displayed organizing ability and other professional attainments of a high order in developing and conducting a sound course of instruction in the principles of field gunnery.
War Department, General Orders No. 19 (1921)
Born: at Hartford, Connecticut
Home Town: Chelsea, Massachusetts


BUCHAN, FRED E.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Fred E. Buchan, Colonel (General Staff), U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. As Assistant, G-3, 2d Army Corps, and later as G-3 of that organization, Colonel Buchan displayed military talent of a high order in the training of the organizations of the corps for battle. During operations which broke the Hindenburg line, between Cambrai and St. Quentin, he assisted in the planning and execution of operations of great moment with exceptional ability and tireless energy, and contributed to a high degree to the successes of the operation.
War Department, General Orders No. 56 (1922)
Born: at Wyandotte, Kansas
Home Town: Kansas City, Missouri


BUCKEY, MERVYN C.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Mervyn C. Buckey, Colonel (Field Artillery), U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I, while serving as Military Attaché at Rome, Italy.
War Department, General Orders No. 124 (1919)
Born: at Frederick, Maryland
Home Town: Washington, D.C.


BULLARD, ROBERT L.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Robert L. Bullard, Lieutenant General, U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. In the course of this war, General Bullard commanded in turn the first American division to take its place in the front lines in France, the 3d Corps, and the Second Army. He participated n operations in reduction of the Marne salient and in the Meuse-Argonne offensive. He was in command of the Second Army when the German resistance west of the Meuse was shattered.
War Department, General Orders No. 136 (1918)
Born: at Youngsborough, Alabama
Home Town: Lafayette, Alabama


BUNNELL, GEORGE W.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to George W. Bunnell, Colonel (Corps of Engineers), U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. As Commanding Officer of the 101st Engineer Regiment, from August 1917 until April 1919, during its organization, training, and in all its combat operations, Colonel Bunnell performed all his tasks with unusual efficiency and in a manner that reflected credit of a high degree upon him. By his careful and thorough preparation, rare judgment, skillful and energetic leadership, and sound tactical and technical knowledge he contributed in a marked degree to the successes achieved by his regiment and the 26th Division.
War Department, General Orders No. 13 (1923)
Born: at Oakland, California
Home Town: Worcester, Massachusetts


BURGHER, EMIL H.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Emil H. Burgher, Major (Medical Corps), U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. As Regimental Surgeon of the 138th Infantry, Major Burgher supervised the care of the wounded during the Argonne offensive. With untiring energy and ability of a high order, displaying personal courage under shell fire, personally rallying his men and directing them forward, he was an inspiration to all. His dressing station was placed to within a few hundred yards of the front lines whenever the terrain rendered the passage of ambulances impossible. His zeal, devotion to duty, and efficient services added greatly to the morale of all who served with him.
War Department, General Orders No. 59 (1919)
Born: at Switzerland Home Town: St. Louis, Missouri


BURKHAM, ROBERT
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Robert Burkham, Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. By his exceptional ability and energy, Lieutenant Colonel Burkham successfully organized and put into efficient practice the claims department of the rents, requisitions, and claims service. The successful handling of the many complex problems in respect to the adjustment of claims was due, in a large measure, to his high professional attainments and sound judgment. He has rendered services of signal worth to the American Expeditionary Forces.
War Department, General Orders No. 19 (1920)
Born: at Sioux City, Iowa
Home Town: St. Louis, Missouri


BURNETT, CHARLES
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Charles Burnett, Colonel (Cavalry), U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. As G-3 of the 30th Division during its operations in Belgium and northern France, subsequent to the armistice, Colonel Burnett functioned as Chief of Staff at Base Section No. 1 in a most creditable manner. He has rendered services of much value to the United States.
War Department, General Orders No. 56 (1921)
Born: at Concord, Tennessee
Home Town: Carlinville, Illinois


BURNETT, FRANK C.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Frank C. Burnett, Colonel (Infantry), U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. Colonel Burnett commanded, with distinction, a battalion of the first American regiment to occupy trenches in France, and participated in the repulses of the first raid made by the enemy upon American troops. As Deputy Adjutant General, General Headquarters, American Expeditionary Forces, he has performed his manifold duties with ability and sound judgment.
War Department, General Orders No. 59 (1919)
Born: at Casey, Iowa
Home Town: Knoxville, Iowa


BURNS, JAMES H.
(First Award)
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to James H. Burns, Colonel (Ordnance Corps), U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I, first as Chief of the Explosives Branch, Design Section, Gun Division, in which capacity he was charged with the production of sufficient explosives, propellants, and shell loading for the needs of the American Government and her allies; and later as Chief of the Explosives Section, Production Division with securing the necessary production of explosives, propellants and assembly of ammunition to meet the needs of America.
War Department, General Orders No. 56 (1922)
Born: at Pawling, New York
Home Town: Pawling, New York


BURNS, SOPHY M.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Sophy M. Burns, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army Nurse Corps, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. As Chief Nurse of Base Hospital No. 116, at Bazoilles-sur-Meuse, France, and later as Chief Nurse of Mobile Hospital No. 9, American Expeditionary Forces, in the field during the World War, First Lieutenant Burns rendered conspicuous services by her unusual executive ability, tact, good judgment, and faithfulness to detail in caring for the large number of sick and wounded under her charge.
War Department, General Orders No. 9 (1923)
Born: at St. Francis, Wisconsin
Home Town: St. Francis, Wisconsin


BURR, GEORGE W.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to George W. Burr, Major General, U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. As Director of Purchase, Storage, and Traffic, General Staff, General Burr has had under his supervision during the last several months most important and complicated operations in relation to the cancellation of contracts, the adjustment of claims, the disposal of surplus supplies and the storage of materials that have accumulated during the war or that have been delivered by manufacturers since the armistice.
War Department, General Orders No. 77 (1919)
Born: at Tolono, Illinois
Home Town: Sedalia, Missouri


BURRELL, GEORGE ARTHUR
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to George Arthur Burrell, Colonel (Chemical Corps), U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I, in research work pertaining to gas warfare. Colonel Burrell was in charge of the Research Division, and its organization was doubtless the greatest of its kind ever formed. It accomplished remarkable results of the greatest importance to our military forces.
War Department, General Orders No. 77 (1919)
Born: at Cleveland, Ohio
Home Town: Washington, D.C.


BURTT, WILSON B.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Wilson B. Burtt, Brigadier General, U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. As Chief of Staff of the 5th Corps, General Burtt displayed great tact and judgment in the organization of that command. He directed with marked ability the staff work of his corps during the St. Mihiel and Argonne-Meuse offensives and was a potent factor in insuring the successes of his organization in that campaign.
War Department, General Orders No. 59 (1919)
Born: at Hinsdale, Illinois
Home Town: LaGrange, Illinois


BURY, FREDERICK E.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Frederick E. Bury, Lieutenant Colonel (Infantry), U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I as Chief of Staff, American Forces in Russia.
War Department, General Orders No. 53 (1921)
Born: at Miami County, Indiana
Home Town: Marion, Indiana


BUTNER, HENRY W.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Henry W. Butner, Brigadier General, U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. General Butner commanded, with marked distinction, the 1st Field Artillery Brigade from 18 August to 11 November 1918, displaying at all times keen tactical ability, initiative, and loyal devotion to duty. By his high military attainments and sound judgment he proved to be a material factor in the successes achieved by the divisions whose advances he supported.
War Department, General Orders No. 19 (1920)
Born: at Stony Ridge, North Carolina
Home Town: Stony Ridge, North Carolina


BYLLESBY, HENRY M.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Henry M. Byllesby, Lieutenant Colonel (Signal Corps), U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. As General Purchasing Agent for the American Expeditionary Forces at Base Section No. 3, in Great Britain, from May to December 1918, Lieutenant Colonel Byllesby displayed great energy, a comprehensive knowledge of large business affairs, and executive ability of the highest order. By his broad experience, foresight, and splendid ability to cooperate with representatives of our allies, he solved many difficult problems of fuel supply with conspicuous success and in a manner which insured at critical times a plentiful supply of coal, both for our transport service and our troops in France, thereby rendering services of great value to the American Expeditionary Forces.
War Department, General Orders No. 38 (1922)
Born: at Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Home Town: Chicago, Illinois


CABELL, HENRY C.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Henry C. Cabell, Colonel (Adjutant General's Corps), U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I, while in charge of War Risk Insurance matters and later in charge of the Appointment Division. By his untiring efforts in dealing with other departments and the public, Colonel Cabell expedited the dispatch of official business and the solution of intricate problems arising under new laws. He rendered services of great merit.
War Department, General Orders No. 10 (1922)
Born: at Richmond, Virginia
Home Town: Richmond, Virginia


CAFFEY, BENJAMIN F., JR.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Benjamin F. Caffey, Jr., Major (Infantry), U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. major Caffey rendered valuable services as Assistant to the Assistant Chief of Staff, G-3, and later as Acting Assistant Chief of Staff, G-3, 1st Division; Assistant to the Assistant Chief of Staff, G-3, 8th Army Corps, and Assistant Chief of Staff, G-3, 36th Division, participating in all the operations of the 1st Division and 1st Army. By his remarkably keen foresight, his rare qualities of leadership, his fearless courage and sound judgment and ability, he contributed immeasurably to the success attained by the commands with which he served and rendered services of great value to the American Expeditionary Forces.
War Department, General Orders No. 3 (1929)
Born: at Castle Gate, Utah
Home Town: Salt Lake City, Utah


CALL, LEWIS W.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Lewis W. Call, Colonel (Judge Advocate General), U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I, as Chief of the Contracts and Claims Section, Judge Advocate General's Office, from 1917 to 1920. Colonel Call's knowledge of the law, sound judgment, and application enabled him to deal promptly and effectively with the many perplexing questions arising with respect to contracts, requisitions, and compulsory orders which formed the bases of claims against the Government during the war period.
War Department, General Orders No. 28 (1921)
Born: at Upper Sandusky, Ohio
Home Town: Garrett Park, Maryland


CALLAN, ROBERT E.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Robert E. Callan, Brigadier General, U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. As Chief of Staff of the Army Artillery, First Army, General Callan exhibited ability in organization of that unit. Later, as Commanding General of the 33d Coast Artillery Brigade, he displayed high technical ability. Though confronted with innumerable difficulties, he developed the heavy artillery regiments under his command into combat units of remarkable efficiency, which units proved to be of the utmost value during the St. Mihiel and Meuse- Argonne offensives.
War Department, General Orders No. 16 (1920)
Born: at Baltimore, Maryland
Home Town: Knoxville, Tennessee


CAMERON, REBA G.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Reba G. Cameron, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army Nurse Corps, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. As Chief Nurse of the General Hospital at Plattsburgh Barracks, New York, and later as Chief Nurse of the General Hospital at Hampton, Virginia, during the demobilization period, First Lieutenant Cameron's services were such as to call for special commendation. Whether by day or night, in emergency or routine work, she never failed to respond efficiently to every call. By her conscientious, unselfish devotion to duty, and cheerful cooperative manner she was an example and an inspiration to her entire staff, and was in large measure responsible for the marked success of these special hospitals.
War Department, General Orders No. 9 (1923)
Born: at Canada Home Town: Taunton, Massachusetts


CANFIELD, EDWARD, JR.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Edward Canfield, Jr., Lieutenant Colonel (Coast Artillery), U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. Lieutenant Colonel Canfield served as Assistant Chief of Staff, G-1, of the 4th Division, and organized the entire system of supply for the division. He trained and supervised the personnel and the operation of the administrative sections. He handled all problems connected with supply and transportation with such efficiency and success that the division was never short of either rations or ammunition. He proved himself to be an officer of the greatest administrative ability, exceptional foresight, and tireless energy.
War Department, General Orders No. 59 (1919)
Born: at Bath, New York
Home Town: Middletown, New York


CANNON, WALTER B.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Walter B. Cannon, Lieutenant Colonel (Medical Corps), U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. As Director of Physiological Research for the American Expeditionary Forces in France, Lieutenant Colonel Cannon's activities in connection with the development of a standard method for the resuscitation of the wounded and in organizing, instructing, and directing the work of shock teams in hospitals at the front reflected professional skill and judgment of the highest order and resulted in saving many lives.
War Department, General Orders No. 49 (1922)
Born: at Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin
Home Town: Cambridge, Massachusetts


CARLETON, GUY
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Guy Carleton, Major General, U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I as Commanding General at Camp Wadsworth, South Carolina, in organizing and training corps and Army troops during the war.
War Department, General Orders No. 47 (1919)
Born: at Austin, Texas
Home Town: San Antonio, Texas


CARSON, CLIFFORD C.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Clifford C. Carson, Colonel (Coast Artillery), U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. Colonel Carson organized and commanded the training centers for the instruction of officers for the Tractor Artillery of the American Expeditionary Forces. In this new and important field of activity he rendered conspicuously meritorious service.
War Department, General Orders No. 59 (1919)
Born: at North Greenfield, Ohio
Home Town: Muncie, Indiana


CARSON, JOHN M.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to John M. Carson, Brigadier General, U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I, as Chief Quartermaster, Line of Communications, American Expeditionary Forces, and later as Deputy Chief Quartermaster, American Expeditionary Forces, positions of great responsibility. Due to General Carson's ability and energy he perfected and directed the organization and operation of the Quartermaster Corps of the Line of Communications. Later he skillfully carried out the plans and projects to make the Quartermaster Corps an unfailing auxiliary to the combat troops of the American Expeditionary Forces. He has rendered services of much value.
War Department, General Orders No. 53 (1921)
Born: at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Home Town: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


CARTER, ARTHUR H.
(First Award)
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Arthur H. Carter (0-104789), Colonel (Field Artillery), U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. While on duty in the office of the Chief of Field Artillery, Colonel Carter displayed great ability in developing the organization of the Field Artillery Central Officers' Training School; he then proceeded to Camp Taylor, established this school, and administered it in an exceptionally meritorious manner during the remainder of the war.
War Department, General Orders No. 69 (1919)
Born: at Hillsboro, Kansas
Home Town: Leesburg, Virginia
Personal Awards: 2@ Army Distinguished Service Medals


CARTER, JESSE MCL.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Jesse McL. Carter, Major General, U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. As Chief of the Militia Bureau, General Carter conceived and directed the organization of the United States Guards and utilized these and other forces most effectively in the important work of safeguarding the utilities and industries of the Nation essential to the prosecution of the war.
War Department, General Orders No. 25 (1919)
Born: at St. Francois County, Missouri
Home Town: Farmington, Missouri


CARTER, WILLIAM HARDING
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to William Harding Carter, Major General, U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. As Department Commander, Central Department, between 26 August 1917 and 13 March 1918, General Carter handled many difficult problems arising in that department with rare judgment, tact, and great skill.
War Department, General Orders No. 124 (1919)
Born: November 19, 1851 at Nashville, Tennessee
Home Town: New York, New York
Personal Awards: Medal of Honor (Indian Campaigns), Army Distinguished Service Medal


CARTY, JOHN J.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to John J. Carty, Colonel (Signal Corps), U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. Colonel Carty was largely instrumental in securing from the telephone and telegraph companies of the United States the best talent available to meet the urgent requirements of the Signal Corps at the outbreak of the war. He has served with marked distinction as a member of the American Expeditionary Forces and his brilliant professional attainments and sound judgment have rendered his services of exceptional value to the Government.
War Department, General Orders No. 59 (1919)
Born: at Cambridge, Massachusetts
Home Town: Short Hills, New Jersey


CASAD, ADAM F.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Adam F. Casad, Colonel (Ordnance Corps), U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. As Deputy Chief Ordnance Officer at General Headquarters, American Expeditionary Forces, Colonel Casad exercised conspicuous initiative and sound judgment in the supervision of ordnance activities. With tireless energy he organized and administered the work of the Ordnance Department in the zone of the Armies. As representative of the Ordnance Department at Chaumont, he showed wide vision and full comprehension of conditions and needs of the service, working with exceptional devotion to prevent any stoppage in the supply of ordnance material.
War Department, General Orders No. 78 (1919)
Born: at Delphi, Indiana
Home Town: Wichita, Kansas


CASTNER, JOSEPH COMPTON
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Joseph Compton Castner, Brigadier General, U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. While in Command of the 9th Infantry Brigade, General Castner displayed conspicuous tenacity of purpose and a determination to overcome all obstacles. At the Bois des Rappes in the St. Mihiel salient and ensuing actions, his brigade effectively routed the enemy. The success of his command was in a large measure due to the splendid training and excellent leadership given it by the Commander.
War Department, General Orders No. 59 (1919)
Born: at New Brunswick, New York
Home Town: New Brunswick, New Jersey


CATRON, THOMAS B., II
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Thomas B. Catron, II, Major (Signal Corps), U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. As an Instructor at the Army Intelligence School, Major Catron performed important duties with marked zeal and ability, aiding materially in the efficient training of a large number of officers for the Intelligence Service of the units of our Armies in the field.
War Department, General Orders No. 103 (1919)
Born: at New Mexico Home Town: Santa Fe, New Mexico


CAVANAUGH, JAMES B.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to James B. Cavanaugh, Colonel (Corps of Engineers), U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. As Commander of an Engineer regiment, Colonel Cavanaugh rendered great assistance in the early development of the American port at Bassens. As Assistant Chief of Staff in charge of the Administrative Section of the Services of Supply, he exhibited rare qualities and marked ability in the solution of many problems of policy. His efforts in connection with the repatriation of American troops have been of conspicuous merit.
War Department, General Orders No. 50 (1919)
Born: at Carrollton, Illinois
Home Town: Olympia, Washington


CHAFFEE, ADNA R.
(First Award)
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Adna R. Chaffee, Colonel (Cavalry), U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. At Army General Staff College Colonel Chaffee displayed military attainments of a high order, contributing efficiently to the training of a large number of officers. He performed tasks of great difficulty with marked distinction as G-3 of the 81st Division and later of the 7th Corps. Later, as Chief of the Third Section, General Staff, 3d Corps, he acted with sound judgment and wide comprehension of existing conditions in the discharge of the grave responsibilities connected with his office during the closing days of the Meuse-Argonne offensive, handling perplexing problems with keen energy and wise discernment.
War Department, General Orders No. 62 (1919)
Born: at Junction City, Kansas
Home Town: Manila, Philippine Islands


CHAMBERLAIN, JOHN L.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to John L. Chamberlain, Major General, U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. As Inspector General of the Army, General Chamberlain has contributed to the efficiency of all departments and bureaus of the Military Establishment and to the successful execution of the military program.
War Department, General Orders No. 25 (1919)
Born: at South Livonia, New York
Home Town: South Livonia, New York


CHAMBERLAIN, WESTON P.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Weston P. Chamberlain, Colonel (Medical Corps), U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. As Chief Sanitary Inspector of the Army within the continental limits of the Untied States during the World War, Colonel Chamberlain displayed efficiency in organizing and administering a sanitary inspection service during the period of mobilization, active operations, and demobilization. His achievements in this capacity were of great value to the Government.
War Department, General Orders No. 10 (1922)
Born: at Bristol, Maine
Home Town: Bristol, Maine


CHAMBERLAINE, WILLIAM
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to William Chamberlaine, Brigadier General, U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. As Commanding General of the Railway Artillery Reserve, General Chamberlaine rendered valuable services to the American Expeditionary Forces in the operations of the Railway Artillery units during the Meuse-Argonne offensive.
War Department, General Orders No. 2 (1920)
Born: at Norfolk, Virginia
Home Town: Norfolk, Virginia


CHAMBERLIN, STEPHEN J.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Stephen J. Chamberlin, Major (Infantry), U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. As Acting Dispatch Officer at Port of Embarkation, Hoboken, New Jersey, from 15 November 1917 to 6 September 1918, Major Chamberlin displayed marked ability in handling the movements of troops through the port, assigning units and detachments to camps, convoys, and ships, and by foresight, thorough organization, and hard work arranged for the smooth working of troop movements, prevented congestion at the camps and piers, thus enabling the transports to sail at the appointed time with the appropriate number of troops.
War Department, General Orders No. 38 (1922)
Born: at Spring Hill, Kansas
Home Town: Spring Hill, Kansas


CHAPIN, LINDLEY H. P.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Lindley H. P. Chapin, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. As the representative of G-4, of the American Expeditionary Forces at the D.G.C.R.A., First Lieutenant Chapin displayed marked ability and devotion to duty in a position of great responsibility. He handled with tact and sound judgment the involved and delicate questions continually arising in connection with our relationship with the allied armies, and rendered service of great value to the Government.
War Department, General Orders No. 59 (1919)
Born: at New York, New York
Home Town: New York, New York


CHEATHAM, B. FRANK
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to B. Frank Cheatham, Colonel (Quartermaster Corps), U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. As Chief Quartermaster, 1st Army Corps, Colonel Cheatham displayed sound judgment, great initiative, and high professional attainments. Later, as Colonel, 104th Infantry, 26th Division, in operations against the enemy in the Meuse-Argonne offensive north of Verdun, from 14 October to 11 November 1918, he rendered exceptionally valuable services, his high courage, leadership, and tactical skill proving important factors in the successful operations of the 26th Division during the second phase of the Meuse-Argonne offensive.
War Department, General Orders No. 9 (1923)
Born: at Beech Grove, Tennessee
Home Town: Nashville, Tennessee


CHENEY, SHERWOOD A.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Sherwood A. Cheney, Brigadier General, U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. As Assistant Chief Engineer, General Headquarters, General Cheney rendered valuable services in the organization of the Engineer Corps and its coordination with the associated services. Later, as Director of the Army Transport Service, he performed eminently valuable services, achieving remarkable results in a task of great magnitude involving the expeditious return of many thousands of soldiers from the ports of France to the United States.
War Department, General Orders No. 108 (1919)
Born: at South Manchester, Connecticut
Home Town: South Manchester, Connecticut


CHURCH, EARL D.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Earl D. Church, Lieutenant Colonel (Ordnance Corps), U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. As Ordnance Officer of the 80th Division, not only were ordnance and ammunition supplied at all times to members of that division, but also to thousands of men in other divisions at various times when their own supply failed. Lieutenant Colonel Church's organization of the ordnance supply system, as Division Ordnance Officer, showed the results of exhaustive study and of determined and intelligent efforts to overcome adverse conditions. Later, as Chief Ordnance Officer of the 9th Army Corps, he displayed high qualities of zeal, loyalty, and efficiency.
War Department, General Orders No. 31 (1922)
Born: at Rockville, Connecticut
Home Town: Hartford, Connecticut


CHURCHILL, MARLBOROUGH
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Marlborough Churchill, Brigadier General, U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I as Chief of Staff of the Army Artillery of the 1st Army, American Expeditionary Forces, and for his ability, zeal, and untiring energy in building up the Military Intelligence Division of the General Staff as Director of Military Intelligence. General Churchill discharged these duties of great responsibility with ability, tact, and energy. He built up the Intelligence Service to its present high state of efficiency.
War Department, General Orders No. 73 (1919)
Born: at Andover, Massachusetts
Home Town: Andover, Massachusetts


CLARK, ALBERT P.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Albert P. Clark, Lieutenant Colonel (Medical Corps), U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. As Medical Representative on, and later as General Staff member of, the First Section, General Headquarters, American Expeditionary Forces, Lieutenant Colonel Clark displayed sound judgment and wide comprehension of existing conditions in the management of ocean tonnage allotments, and devised and efficiently operated a system of supply for the Medical Department of the American Expeditionary Forces. Largely through his personal efforts, energy, and farsightedness the difficulties in the procurement and shipment of medical supplies for the sick and wounded were successfully overcome.
War Department, General Orders No. 62 (1919)
Born: at Washington, D.C.
Home Town: Washington, D.C.


CLARK, FRANCIS W.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Francis W. Clark, Lieutenant Colonel (Field Artillery, U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. As Acting G-3 of the 3d Corps, Lieutenant Colonel Clark displayed sound judgment and military attainments of the highest order. With the utmost clearness and skill he prepared the orders under which his corps operated both from the Vestle to the Aisne Rivers and during the Meuse-Argonne offensive until 14 October 1918. By his marked tactical ability, loyal devotion to duty, and untiring zeal he contributed materially to the success of those operations.
War Department, General Orders No. 38 (1922)
Born: at Wichita, Kansas
Home Town: Chicago, Illinois


CLARK, GRENVILLE
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Grenville Clark, Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I, on the Committee on Classification of Personnel and later as a member of the Committee on Education and Special Training.
War Department, General Orders No. 15 (1921)
Born: at New York, New York
Home Town: New York, New York


CLARK, JOSHUA REUBEN, JR.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Joshua Reuben Clark, Jr., Major (Judge Advocate General), U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. As Special Assistant to the Attorney General of the United States from June 1917 until September 1918, by his zeal, great industry, and eminent legal attainments, Major Clark rendered conspicuous services in the compilation and publication of an extremely valuable and comprehensive edition of the laws and analogue legislation pertaining to the war powers of our Government since its beginning. From September to December 1918, as Executive Officer of the Provost Marshal General's Office, he again rendered services of inestimable value in connection with the preparation and execution of complete regulations governing this classification and later the demobilization of several million registrants.
War Department, General Orders No. 49 (1922)
Born: at Grantsville, Utah
Home Town: Washington, D.C.


CLARK, PAUL H.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Paul H. Clark, Lieutenant Colonel (Infantry), U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. As Chief of the American Mission at French General Headquarters, Lieutenant Colonel Clark performed with marked distinction important duties requiring tact and judgment. His ceaseless efforts and untiring energy were of material benefit in securing the necessary cooperation with the French military authorities.
War Department, General Orders No. 59 (1919)
Born: at Chicago, Illinois
Home Town: Chicago, Illinois


CLARK, STEPHEN C.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Stephen C. Clark, Lieutenant Colonel (Adjutant General's Corps), U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. As Assistant Adjutant and later as Adjutant of the 2d Army Corps from August 1918 to February 1919, Lieutenant Colonel Clark displayed administrative ability of an exceptionally high order. During active operations of the corps his tireless energy and unceasing devotion to duty assisted materially in the successes achieved by his organization.
War Department, General Orders No. 56 (1922)
Born: at Cooperstown, New York
Home Town: New York, New York


*CLARK, THOMAS C.
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The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal (Posthumously) to Thomas C. Clark, Colonel (Corps of Engineers), U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I, at Baulny, France, on 29 September 1918. Colonel Clark admirably established and constructed a line of resistance which he held for several days, during which time two counterattacks were repelled and severe losses inflicted upon the enemy. Later he commanded and held an advance line for two days, repelling two determined counterattacks.
War Department, General Orders No. 56 (1921)
Born: at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Home Town: New York, New York


CLEMENS, PAUL B.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Paul B. Clemens, Lieutenant Colonel (Infantry), U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. As Assistant Chief of Staff, G-2, 32d Division, during its operations in France, Lieutenant Colonel Clemens displayed unusual and masterful grasp of his duties, executive ability of high order, and intense zeal and devotion to duty. His initiative, foresight, and good judgment were important factors in the successes of his division and made his services of inestimable value to the Government in a position of great responsibility.
War Department, General Orders No. 9 (1923)
Born: at Superior, Wisconsin
Home Town: Superior, Wisconsin


CLIFFORD, EDWARD
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Edward Clifford, Lieutenant Colonel (Quartermaster Corps), U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I in organizing and administering the Army Allotment System, thereby enabling the War Department to make prompt payments of allotments. He rendered services of great value.
War Department, General Orders No. 10 (1922)
Born: at Virginia, Illinois
Home Town: Evanston, Illinois


CLINNIN, JOHN V.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to John V. Clinnin, Colonel (Infantry), U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. As Regimental Commander of the 130th Infantry, 33d Division, by his force and energy Colonel Clinnin brought his regiment to a high state of efficiency, instilling into it an aggressive spirit which proved a valuable factor in the operations of the regiment near Breuillers, Verdun, Bois-de-Chaume, Sivry, and Bois du Plains Chene. He rendered services of great merit.
War Department, General Orders No. 56 (1921)
Born: at Huntley, Illinois
Home Town: Chicago, Illinois


CLOMAN, SYDNEY A.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Sydney A. Cloman, Colonel (Infantry), U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. As Chief of Staff of the 29th Division, Colonel Cloman showed himself resourceful and equal to any emergency. His sound judgment and ability, especially during the operations north of Verdun, France, in October 1918, were of a high order. The success of these operations was in a measure due to his energy, zeal, and rare qualities of leadership.
War Department, General Orders No. 59 (1919)
Born: at Deavertown, Ohio
Home Town: Deavertown, Ohio


CLOPTON, WILLIAM H., JR.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to William H. Clopton, Jr., Colonel (Tank Corps), U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. By his special knowledge of personal matters, untiring zeal, good judgment and administrative ability, Colonel Clopton was largely responsible for the solution of many difficult problems in the organization and operation of the Personnel Branch Office of the Quartermaster General, especially in the organization of the technical field units of the Quartermaster Corps. Later, as Colonel, Tank Corps, he rendered conspicuous service in the establishment of tank schools and in the training of technical troops therein while commanding tank training camps at Tobyhanna, Pennsylvania, and Camp Polk, North Carolina.
War Department, General Orders No. 43 (1922)
Born: at St. Louis, Missouri
Home Town: St. Louis, Missouri


COCHEU, FRANK S.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Frank S. Cocheu, Colonel (Infantry), U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. In Command of the 319th Infantry, 80th Division, from August 1917 to October 1918, Colonel Cocheu displayed marked ability in its organization, training, and service in the field. In operations against the enemy in the Artois sector and Meuse-Argonne offensive he rendered conspicuous service by leading his command with exceptional judgment, unflagging energy, and tactical ability, at all times proving himself to be a skillful commander thus enabling his regiment to always carry its tasks through to a successful end. His services were highly meritorious and rendered in a position of great responsibility.
War Department, General Orders No. 49 (1922)
Born: at Brooklyn, New York
Home Town: Brooklyn, New York


COCHEU, GEORGE W.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to George W. Cocheu, Colonel (Coast Artillery), U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. As a member and later as Chief of the Coordination Section, General Staff, a position of great responsibility, Colonel Cocheu devised many methods for improving and making more efficient the administrative procedure within the War Department, thereby materially facilitating the transcription of the business of the War Department and between the War Department and the Army, thus rendering service of great value to the entire military establishment.
War Department, General Orders No. 10 (1922)
Born: at Brooklyn, New York
Home Town: Brooklyn, New York


COE, FRANK W.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Frank W. Coe, Major General, U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I, in the reorganization of the Coast Artillery, thereby enabling it to meet the great demand for overseas artillery.
War Department, General Orders No. 18 (1919)
Born: at Manhattan, Kansas
Home Town: Manhattan, Kansas


COLE, HAYDEN S.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Hayden S. Cole, Colonel (Quartermaster Corps), U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I, as Assistant to the General Superintendent, Army Transport Service, New York City, from 1 May to 1 November 1917; General Manager of the Hoboken Shore Rail Road from 1 July to 1 November 1917, and in charge of operations at Bush Terminal System, Brooklyn, New York, until January 1919. He displayed rare administrative and executive ability, sound judgment, and rendered services of immeasurable value to the Government.
War Department, General Orders No. 14 (1923)
Born: at Newark Valley, New York
Home Town: Kewanee, Illinois


COLE, WILLIAM E.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to William E. Cole, Brigadier General, U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. As Commanding Officer of the 351st Field Artillery, 92d Division, from November 1917 to August 1918, by his rare judgment and exceptional ability, General Cole organized and trained his regiment to a high standard of efficiency under the most adverse circumstances. As Brigade Commander from August 1918 until December 1918, he again displayed resourcefulness and unusual ability in the successful organization and training of the 111th and 20th Field Artillery Brigades. As commanding General of Camp Jackson, South Carolina, from January 1919 to April 1919, he rendered most valuable and distinguished service in the demobilization of great numbers of troops and immense quantities of material.
War Department, General Orders No. 38 (1922)
Born: at Willard, Utah
Home Town: Willard, Utah


COLEMAN, FREDERICK W.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Frederick W. Coleman, Colonel (Infantry), U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. As G-1, 91st Division, from August to October 1918, due to his unusual foresight, indefatigable zeal, exceptional executive and administrative ability, Colonel Coleman so organized the Supply and Administrative Services of the Division as to insure complete coordination and a regular flow of supplies of all kinds, notwithstanding a shortage of transportation and despite grave and tremendous difficulties because of road congestion, thereby rendering conspicuous service in a position of great responsibility to the American Expeditionary Forces.
War Department, General Orders No. 49 (1922)
Born: at Baltimore, Maryland
Home Town: Washington, D.C.


COLES, ROY H.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Roy H. Coles, Lieutenant Colonel (Signal Corps), U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. Lieutenant Colonel Coles served as Assistant to and Executive Officer for the Chief Signal Officer, American Expeditionary Forces, and at all times her performed his most exacting duties in an especially meritorious manner. By his exceptional executive ability, tireless energy, and sound judgment he successfully met every demand that was made upon him.
War Department, General Orders No. 59 (1919)
Born: at Warren, Indiana
Home Town: Warren, Indiana


COLLADAY, EDGAR B.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Edgar B. Colladay, Lieutenant Colonel (Coast Artillery), U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. As Executive Officer of the Cable Section, General Staff, during the World War, Lieutenant Colonel Colladay's sound judgment, his marked ability, his untiring energy, and his willingness to accept grave responsibilities, contributed greatly to the successful operation of the cable business during the World War. Later, as Executive Officer of the Statistics Branch, General Staff, he assisted materially in collecting and compiling valuable statistics pertaining to the World War.
War Department, General Orders No. 27 (1922)
Born: at Dunn, Wisconsin
Home Town: Dunn, Wisconsin


COLLINS, CHRISTOPHER C.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Christopher C. Collins, Colonel (Medical Corps), U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. As Corps Surgeon, 2d Army Corps, from February 1918 to February 1919, Colonel Collins displayed professional attainments of a high order in the training of the organization of the corps for subsequent operations. During the active operations the efficiency of his organization and arrangements for the care of the sick and wounded and their evacuation contributed in high degree to the success of the operations of the corps.
War Department, General Orders No. 4 (1923)
Born: at Lynchburg, Virginia
Home Town: Lynchburg, Virginia


COLLINS, EDGAR T.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Edgar T. Collins, Colonel (Infantry), U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. As Assistant to G-5, General Headquarters, and later as Chief of Staff of the 6th Army Corps, Colonel Collins demonstrated rare military attainments, performing his difficult tasks with unremitting zeal, rendering services of conspicuous worth to the American Expeditionary Forces.
War Department, General Orders No. 16 (1920)
Born: at Williamsport, Pennsylvania
Home Town: Williamsport, Pennsylvania


COLLINS, JAMES L.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to James L. Collins (0-2274), Lieutenant Colonel (Field Artillery), U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. As aide-de-camp to the Commander in Chief, as line officer on duty with troops, and as Secretary of the General Staff of the American Expeditionary Forces, Lieutenant Colonel Collins displayed a thorough knowledge of every duty with which he was entrusted. With tireless energy, keen perception, and able execution of his manifold duties he rendered especially meritorious services to the American Expeditionary Forces.
War Department, General Orders No. 59 (1919)
Born: at New Orleans, Louisiana
Home Town: New Orleans, Louisiana
Personal Awards: 2@ Army Distinguished Service Medals


COLLINS, OWEN G.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Owen G. Collins, Colonel (Quartermaster Corps), U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. Under his administration the supply of troops, care of property, and the operation of the Quartermaster Depot at Gievres showed an excellent degree of efficiency. The great improvement and development of the organization of this important depot under his direction was largely due to his administrative ability and untiring zeal.
War Department, General Orders No. 59 (1919)
Born: at Chicago, Illinois
Home Town: Chicago, Illinois


COLLINS, ROBERT L.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Robert L. Collins, Colonel (Cavalry), U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. Colonel Collins served as Assistant Chief of Staff, G-1 and G-2, 33d Division, from 13 June to 2 October 1918, as Chief of Staff, G-2, 37th Division from 25 October to 7 November 1918, Assistant Chief of Staff, G-2, 84th Division, from 2 to 25 October 1918, Assistant Chief of Staff and Chief of Staff, General Headquarters, Tank Corps, from 8 November 1918 to 30 June 1920. He displayed sound judgment and exceptional ability in the administration and operation of all the staff sections of the units with which he served and by his initiative, tireless energy, and military attainments of a high order he contributed in a marked degree to the successes achieved by those forces against the enemy.
War Department, General Orders No. 9 (1923)
Born: at Lancaster, Massachusetts
Home Town: Wellesley Hills, Massachusetts


COMMISKEY, ARCHIBALD F.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Archibald F. Commiskey, Colonel (Field Artillery), U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. As Regimental Commander of the 77th Field Artillery, 4th Division, and during the Meuse-Argonne offensive from 3 to 11 October as Commander of an Artillery grouping consisting of the 77th and 16th Field Artillery, Colonel Commiskey demonstrated marked ability and good judgment in the direction of his units in support of the 4th Division during its attack. From 1 to 11 November 1918, his regiment supported, with marked success, the advance of the 5th Division. He kept his elements close to the attacking units and gave valuable assistance to them. He has rendered services of considerable value to the American Expeditionary Forces.
War Department, General Orders No. 39 (1920)
Born: at Brooklyn, New York
Home Town: Brooklyn, New York


CONGER, ARTHUR L.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Arthur L. Conger, Colonel (Infantry), U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. As a member of the Second Section, General Staff, General Headquarters, Colonel Conger's marked professional attainments, his zeal, and his sound judgment contributed largely to the successful operations of his section. As Chief the Second Section, General Staff, of the 2d Division, during active operations, and later as Commander of a brigade of the 28th Division during the Argonne-Meuse offensive, he demonstrated his great energy and his clear conception of tactics.
War Department, General Orders No. 35 (1920)
Born: at Akron, Ohio
Home Town: Akron, Ohio


CONLEY, EDGAR T.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Edgar T. Conley, Colonel (Infantry), U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. As Chief of the Prisoners of War Division, the Provost Marshal General's Department, Colonel Conley had charge of and was responsible for all matters concerning the prisoner of war labor companies, escort companies, and inclosures. Hid sound judgment, marked ability, and devotion to duty resulted in the handling of the delicate prisoner of war questions in such a manner as to produce only commendation. His services were exceptionally valuable to the Government.
War Department, General Orders No. 56 (1921)
Born: at Fairland, Maryland
Home Town: Fairland, Maryland


CONNELL, KARL
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Karl Connell, Major (Medical Corps), U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. In the Chemical Warfare Service, practically alone and unaided and at a great personal risk to his life, Major Connell exposed himself unhesitatingly to the highest concentrations of deadly gasses while working with experimental models of masks. Major Connell invented, tested out, and perfected a new type of gas mask superior to any then in existence, thereby rendering service of inestimable value to the American Expeditionary Forces.
War Department, General Orders No. 56 (1922)
Born: at Omaha, Nebraska
Home Town: New York, New York


CONNER, FOX
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Fox Conner, Brigadier General, U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. As Assistant Chief of Staff in charge of the Operations Section, General Conner has shown a masterful conception of all the tactical situations which have confronted the American forces in Europe. By his high professional attainments and sound military judgment he has handled with marked skill the many details of the complex problems of organization and troop movements that were necessitated by the various operations of the American Expeditionary Forces.
War Department, General Orders No. 12 (1919)
Born: at Slate Spring, Mississippi
Home Town: Slate Spring, Mississippi


CONNER, LEWIS A.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Lewis A. Conner, Colonel (Medical Corps), U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. As Chief of the Internal Medicine Division of the Surgeon General's Office, a position of great responsibility, to Colonel Conner is due, in large measure, the expansion and successful administration of that division. By his powerful influence he induced many eminent internists to remain in the bas hospital after the signing of the armistice until the sick from overseas had been taken care of.
War Department, General Orders No. 10 (1922)
Born: at New Albany, Indiana
Home Town: New York, New York


CONNER, WILLIAM D.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to William D. Conner, Brigadier General, U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. As Assistant Chief of Staff and Head of the Coordination Section of the General Staff, American Expeditionary Forces, General Conner showed unusual ability and tireless energy. As Chief of Staff of the 32d Division in the trench operations in the Belfort sector and later as Commander of the 63d Infantry Brigade in the advance to the Vesle he displayed particular ability as a leader of troops. He also performed valuable services as commander of a base port and as Chief of Staff of the Services of Supply.
War Department, General Orders No. 12 (1919)
Born: at Rock, Wisconsin
Home Town: Clinton, Iowa


CONRAD, CASPER H., JR.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Casper H. Conrad, Jr., Colonel (Infantry), U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. As Commander of Advance Embarkation Section, S.O.S., by his marked executive ability and energetic efforts displayed in the transportation of troops from the area of the Army of Occupation to the base ports, and the management of troop trains which were comfortably equipped, safely operated, and sanitarily maintained, Colonel Conrad has rendered services of great worth.
War Department, General Orders No. 2 (1920)
Born: at Columbus, Ohio
Home Town: Fort Randall, South Carolina


*COOK, CHARLES F.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal (Posthumously) to Charles F. Cook, Major (Ordnance Corps), U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. While serving in the Ordnance Department Major Cook was instrumental in organizing the divisions dealing with the procurement of ordnance material. While serving on the General Staff he worked out a plan for the consolidation of all articles of standard commercial circulation in single purchasing units throughout the War Department upon which basis was build the organization of the present Division of Purchase, Storage and Traffic of the General Staff. In his various assignments he gave himself whole-heartedly and self-sacrificially to the work of the Government.
War Department, General Orders No. 89 (1919)
Born: at Knoxboro, New York
Home Town: Richmond Hill, New York


COOPER, HARRY L.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Harry L. Cooper, Colonel (Infantry), U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. Colonel Cooper commanded the 2d Army Corps School at Chatillon, France, from 15 August 1918 to 19 May 1919. He so organized and coordinated the various activities at these schools that 1,800 to 2,500 students were constantly undergoing instruction. He was primarily responsible for the excellent system of training given, which training as received at these schools exercised a strong influence toward the efficiency of the whole body of American troops in France. By his sound administrative and superior technical ability, untiring zeal, and splendid judgment in reorganizing and expanding the schools, he produced and organization of the highest efficiency. He rendered services of signal worth to the American Expeditionary Forces in a position of great responsibility.
War Department, General Orders No. 4 (1923)
Born: at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Home Town: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


COOPER, WIBB E.
(First Award)
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Wibb E. Cooper, Colonel (Medical Corps), U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. Colonel Cooper commanded with notable success, Base Hospital No. 8, at Savenay, which under his efficient administration became the nucleus of a large hospital center, which developed into the largest classification and evacuation hospital in France for the patients returning to the United States. By his marked ability in directing the numerous activities under his control he rendered services of conspicuous worth to the American Expeditionary Forces.
War Department, General Orders No. 103 (1919)
Born: at Mount Pleasant, Tennessee
Home Town: Nashville, Tennessee


COOTES, HARRY N.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Harry N. Cootes, Colonel (Cavalry), U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. As Chief of Staff, 78th Division, during its organization and training period and later during the St. Mihiel offensive, Colonel Cootes displayed tact, sound judgment, and military attainments of the highest order. Due to his ability in coordinating all of the various staff agencies into a harmonious machine, and by his loyalty and untiring energy in carrying out the policies of the Division commander, he rendered services of great value to the American Expeditionary Forces.
War Department, General Orders No. 43 (1922)
Born: at Staunton, Virginia
Home Town: Staunton, Virginia


CORDIER, CONSTANT
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Constant Cordier, Colonel (Infantry), U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. While on duty as Liaison Officer between the War Department and the foreign military missions, Colonel Cordier displayed the greatest discretion and ability and contributed materially to the successful conduct of military-diplomatic relations between the War Department and the allied military missions.
War Department, General Orders No. 25 (1919)
Born: at New Orleans, Louisiana
Home Town: Flagstaff, Arizona


CORLETT, CHARLES H.
(First Award)
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Charles H. Corlett, Lieutenant Colonel (Signal Corps), U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. As Deputy to the Chief Signal Officer of the Line of Communications, Lieutenant Colonel Corlett displayed marked ability for organization and administration in the establishment of important Signal Corps undertakings, laying the foundation of the Signal corps work in the American Expeditionary Forces. Later, as Director of Supplies in the Office of the Chief Signal Corps Officer, he performed exacting duties with unusual ability, solving with sound judgment perplexing problems, enabling a steady flow of signal supplies to be maintained to the troops in the field.
War Department, General Orders No. 62 (1919)
Born: at Burchard, Nebraska
Home Town: Monte Vista, Colorado


COUGHLIN, EDNA M.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Edna M. Coughlin, Reserve Nurse, U.S. Army Nurse Corps, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I, while attached to Emergency Medical Team No. 142, American Expeditionary Forces. As a member of an emergency medical team during an extended period of active operations, Reserve Nurse Coughlin served the non-transportable wounded of six divisions during the advances at Glorieux, Fromereville, Bethincourt, Septsarges, Bantheville, and Dun-sur-Meuse. She courageously administered to the gravely wounded in the advanced area under the fire of shells and aerial bombs, rendering a service of particular value to the American Expeditionary Forces.
War Department, General Orders No. 10 (1920)
Born: at Chicago, Illinois
Home Town: Chicago, Illinois


COWARD, JACOB M.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Jacob M. Coward, Colonel (Coast Artillery), U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. As a member of the American Section of the Supreme War Council, by his high professional qualifications and sound military judgment, Colonel Coward rendered invaluable aid in solving the many complex problems that came before the Supreme War Council.
War Department, General Orders No. 60 (1920)
Born: at Allentown, New Jersey
Home Town: Trenton, New Jersey


COX, ALBERT L.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Albert L. Cox, Colonel (Field Artillery), U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. As Commanding Officer of the 113th Field Artillery, 30th Division, during its organization, training, and active operations in the St. Mihiel and Meuse-Argonne offensives, Colonel Cox displayed tireless energy, great resourcefulness, and military attainments of a high order. By his skillful and energetic handling of his regiment he rendered the maximum support to the Infantry to which he was attached so effectively that he aided materially in the successes achieved by our troops in those important engagements.
War Department, General Orders No. 9 (1923)
Born: at Raleigh, North Carolina
Home Town: Raleigh, North Carolina


COX, CREED F.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Creed F. Cox, Colonel (Field Artillery), U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. As Commander of one or more elements of the 4th Artillery Brigade in addition to his own regiment, the 77th Field Artillery, in the Aisne Marne, St. Mihiel, and Meuse Argonne operations, Colonel Cox rendered conspicuously valuable services. In the Meuse-Argonne offensive in charge of the barrage groupings of the 4th Artillery Brigade his high technical skill contributed in a marked way to the successful operations of the American forces. His untiring energy and devotion to duty served as a stimulus to the officers and men under his command.
War Department, General Orders No. 15 (1923)
Born: at Bridle Creek, Virginia
Home Town: Saddle, Virginia


COXE, ALEXANDER B.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Alexander B. Coxe, Colonel (Cavalry), U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. Colonel Coxe assisted in the production of an efficient intelligence service, and in organizing and sending to France the required intelligence personnel. His excellent judgment and pronounced knowledge of intelligence principles added greatly to the efficiency of the Intelligence Service.
War Department, General Orders No. 2 (1920)
Born: at Santa Fe, New Mexico
Home Town: St. Paul, Minnesota


CRAIG, CHARLES F.
(First Award)
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Charles F. Craig, Colonel (Medical Corps), U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I, as organizer and administrator of Army schools for the development of laboratory personnel, thereby contributing one of the most important measures for the prevention and control of epidemic diseases throughout the Army.
War Department, General Orders No. 10 (1922)
Born: at Danbury, Connecticut
Home Town: Danbury, Connecticut


CRAIG, DANIEL F.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Daniel F. Craig, Brigadier General, U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. General Craig served with distinction as Commanding Officer of the 302d Field Artillery, 76th Division, and later, upon being promoted to the grade of Brigadier General, as Commanding General of the 157th Field Artillery Brigade, 82d Division, his service was equally conspicuous. Due to his aggressive leadership, his batteries were at all times close behind the advancing Infantry. The accurate support which they furnished was largely due to his management and technical skill as an artillerist.
War Department, General Orders No. 103 (1919)
Born: at Mahaska County, Iowa
Home Town: Garnett, Kansas


CRAIG, MALIN
(First Award)
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Malin Craig (0-86), Brigadier General, U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. General Craig served in turn as Chief of Staff of a division, a corps, and an Army, in each of which capacities he exhibited great ability. His personal influence, aggressiveness, and untiring efforts were repeatedly displayed in the operations of the 1st Corps in the vicinity of Chateau-Thierry, on the Oureq, and the Vesle during the St. Mihiel and Argonne-Meuse offensives.
War Department, General Orders No. 12 (1919)
Born: at St. Joseph, Missouri
Home Town: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Personal Awards: Army DSM (WWI), Army DSM (Interim), Army DSM (WWII)


CRAIN, JAMES K.
(First Award)
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to James K. Crain, Colonel (Coast Artillery), U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. Successively as Ordnance Officer of the 42d Division, 1st Army Corps and Army, Colonel Crain displayed exceptional ability in the organization and administration of work of great magnitude. Encountering unforeseen and perplexing problems, he solved them with initiative and sound judgment, showing a full understanding of existing needs and conditions of the service. He was tireless in energy and resourceful, proving at all times devoted to his important duties.
War Department, General Orders No. 78 (1919)
Born: at Hallettsville, Texas
Home Town: Cuero, Texas


CRAVENS, RICHARD K.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Richard K. Cravens, Colonel (Coast Artillery), U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. Both as Adjutant and as Assistant Chief of Staff, G-1, of the Headquarters Army Artillery, 1st Army, American Expeditionary Forces, Colonel Cravens exhibited military attainments and ability of a high order. By his clear conception of his function, his untiring energy, and in his proper exercise of initiative, he contributed in a large measure to the successful employment of the Army Artillery of the 1st Army during the St. Mihiel and Meuse- Argonne offensives.
War Department, General Orders No. 19 (1920)
Born: at Fort Smith, Arkansas
Home Town: Muskogee, Oklahoma


CRILE, GEORGE W.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to George W. Crile, Colonel (Medical Corps), U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. By his skill, researches, and discoveries, Colonel Crile saved the lives of many of our wounded soldiers. His tireless efforts to devise new methods of treatment to prevent infection and surgical shock revolutionized Army surgery and met with the greatest success.
War Department, General Orders No. 50 (1919)
Born: at Chili, Ohio
Home Town: Cleveland, Ohio


CRONKHITE, ADELBERT
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Adelbert Cronkhite, Major General, U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. General Cronkhite commanded the 80th Division during the Argonne-Meuse offensive, where he demonstrated great ability as a leader and proved himself a commander of initiative and courage.
War Department, General Orders No. 12 (1919)
Born: at Litchfield Center, New York
Home Town: , Arizona


CROOKSTON, WILLIAM J.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to William J. Crookston, Colonel (Medical Corps), U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. As Division Surgeon, Colonel Crookston displayed marked ability of organization and administration throughout the service of the 28th Division in France. With keen judgment he supervised the location of dressing stations and field hospitals and used remarkable discretion in directing the entire work of evacuation of a large number of casualties. By constant vigilance with unceasing effort he provided for the health and treatment of the troops with whom he served, displaying professional attainments of a high order.
War Department, General Orders No. 62 (1919)
Born: at Irwin, Pennsylvania
Home Town: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania


CROWDER, ENOCH H.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Enoch H. Crowder, Major General, U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I, as Provost Marshal General in the preparation and operation of the draft laws of the Nation during the war.
War Department, General Orders No. 144 (1918)
Born: at Edinburg, Missouri
Home Town: Trenton, Missouri


CRUIKSHANK, WILLIAM M.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to William M. Cruikshank, Brigadier General, U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. General Cruikshank commanded with ability the Artillery of the 3d Division on the Marne during the Germany attack on 15 July 1918. Subsequently, during the advance on 18 July, due to his tactical knowledge and successful placing of the guns, he greatly assisted in the repulse of the enemy. Later he rendered valuable services as Commander of Artillery of the 4th Army Corps.
War Department, General Orders No. 59 (1919)
Born: at Washington, D.C.
Home Town: Washington, D.C.


CRUSAN, CLYDE B.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Clyde B. Crusan, Colonel (Quartermaster Corps), U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. Colonel Crusan was charged with the important duty of administering the Supplies Division of the Quartermaster Department of the American Expeditionary Forces, where he exhibited organizing ability of the highest order. His efforts and foresight had a marked influence on the successful delivery of rations, clothing, and other quartermaster supplies to combat troops.
War Department, General Orders No. 59 (1919)
Born: at Kelly's Station, Pennsylvania
Home Town: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania


CUBBISON, DONALD C.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Donald C. Cubbison, Colonel (Field Artillery), U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. Serving in turn as Director, 2d Corps Artillery School, from January to April 1918, Chief of Staff of the Artillery of the 1st and 4th Army Corps from May to September 1918, Chief of Field Artillery Section, Office of Chief of Artillery, American Expeditionary Forces, from September 1918 to March 1919, Colonel Cubbison performed his duties in a conspicuously meritorious manner at all times. By his great energy, sound judgment, marked ability, and high professional attainments he contributed materially to the successes achieved against the enemy, rendering invaluable services to the American Expeditionary Forces.
War Department, General Orders No. 56 (1922)
Born: at Harrisville, Pennsylvania
Home Town: Kansas City, Kansas


CULBERSON, WILLIAM L.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to William L. Culberson, Lieutenant Colonel (Infantry), U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. Lieutenant Colonel Culberson displayed extraordinary qualities of leadership and ability for organization. While engaged upon another mission he discovered six companies of infantry, which had been ordered to relieve a front-line unit, lost and confused, due to the misdirection of the guides, who had lost their way. Coming upon these companies when the men were beginning to straggle from the ranks, he rallied them, and by his personal efforts alone succeeded in bringing them to their position just before daylight and in time to take part in the pending operation.
War Department, General Orders No. 78 (1919)
Born: at Clifton, Texas
Home Town: Hillsboro, Texas


CUMMING, JAMES G.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to James G. Cumming, Lieutenant Colonel (Medical Corps), U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. As Sanitary Inspector, Port of Embarkation, Newport News, Virginia, from 25 April 1918 to 18 August 1919, Colonel Cumming rendered exceptionally meritorious services in connection with the studies of epidemic influenza and pneumonia, and due to the high degree of efficiency displayed by him the mortality rate at this port was held to a minimum. Colonel Cumming's research work while at this port has proved of great value to the military forces.
War Department, General Orders No. 12 (1929)
Born: at Oil City, Pennsylvania
Home Town: Ann Arbor, Michigan


CURTIS, FRANK R.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Frank R. Curtis, Colonel (Signal Corps), U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I, while on duty in the Office of the Chief Signal Officer of the Army in organization and training of technical troops of the Signal Corps.
War Department, General Orders No. 3 (1921)
Born: at Mount Vernon, New York
Home Town: Mount Vernon, New York


CUSHING, HARVEY
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Harvey Cushing, Colonel (Medical Corps), U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. As Senior Consultant of Neurological Surgery, American Expeditionary Forces, and in direct charge of the treatment of gunshot wounds of the head in hospitals of the 1st Army, American Expeditionary Forces, during the Meuse-Argonne offensive, Colonel Cushing performed conspicuous and distinguished service to the Government, and through his individual efforts in that capacity saved the lives of many severely wounded soldiers.
War Department, General Orders No. 15 (1923)
Born: at Cleveland, Ohio
Home Town: Brookline, Massachusetts


CUTCHEON, FRANKLIN WARNER M.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Franklin Warner M. Cutcheon, Lieutenant Colonel (Infantry), U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. As Chairman of the Board of Contracts and Adjustments, Lieutenant Colonel Cutcheon supervised and conducted important negotiations with allied governments and their citizens with marked success. His complete knowledge of the legal and financial matters couple with his capacity for work were important factors in the successful management of the Army's fiscal affairs in Europe, rendering services of great value to the American Expeditionary Forces.
War Department, General Orders No. 89 (1919)
Born: at Dexter, Michigan
Home Town: Locust Valley, Long Island, New York


CUTCHINS, JOHN A.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to John A. Cutchins, Lieutenant Colonel (General Staff Corps), U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. As G-2, 29th Division from September 1917 until January 1918, and from July to December 1918, Lieutenant Colonel Cutchins displayed sound judgment and exceptional ability in the organization and administration of that section of the division staff. Later as G-4, Liaison Officer, American Section, Permanent International Armistice Commission, he rendered highly meritorious service in a position of great responsibility.
War Department, General Orders No. 49 (1922)
Born: at Richmond, Virginia
Home Town: Richmond, Virginia


CUTLER, ELLIOTT C.
(First Award)
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Elliott C. Cutler, Major (Medical Corps), U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I, as Director of Surgical Teams and Chief of the Surgical Service in hospital formations at the front during our activities on the Marne and the St. Mihiel and Meuse-Argonne offensives.
War Department, General Orders No. 19 (1922)
Born: at Bangor, Maine
Home Town: Brookline, Massachusetts

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