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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

 

DALEY, EDMUND L.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Edmund L. Daley, 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 Daley served with distinction as Division Engineer of the 3d Division and as Commanding Officer of the 6th Engineers. Due to his energy and resourcefulness, he accomplished arduous tasks with marked success. With remarkable skill he directed the laying out of the defense scheme of the positions taken in the Meuse-Argonne offensive, rendering services of inestimable value to the American Expeditionary Forces.
War Department, General Orders No. 95 (1919)
Born: at Worcester, Massachusetts
Home Town: Worcester, Massachusetts


DALLAM, SAMUEL F.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Samuel F. Dallam, Lieutenant 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 of the 5th Army Corps, Colonel Dallam demonstrated an unusually high degree of professional attainments, ability, and devotion to duty in the tasks assigned to him, including the inspection of conduct and methods of supply, instruction of troops, and investigation of vital and difficult problems of administration, thereby contributing materially to the successful operations of the 5th Army Corps, and rendering important services to the American Expeditionary Forces in the operations against the enemy during the St. Mihiel and Meuse-Argonne offensives.
War Department, General Orders No. 12 (1929)
Born: at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Home Town: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


DALTON, ALBERT C.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Albert C. Dalton, Brigadier General [then 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 as General Superintendent, Army Transport Services, and Quartermaster, Port of Embarkation, Hoboken, New Jersey, from 1 November 1917 to 5 November 1918. General Dalton displayed marked ability as an organizer and administrator, having under his supervision thousands of employees and subordinates. By his energy, capacity, and ability to get results he rendered services of great value to the Government.
War Department, General Orders No. 38 (1922)
Born: at Thorntown, Indiana
Home Town: Clarkshill, Indiana


DALY, CHARLES P.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Charles P. Daly, 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 aiding and improving the Service of Supply of the United States while on duty in the Office of the Quartermaster General during the period when the development of supply methods in the United States was in process of initiation. His experience and knowledge of administrative, legal, and executive matters were of immense value to the Government. Later he rendered exceptionally meritorious service in the organization and operation of the General Supply Depot at New Orleans, Louisiana.
War Department, General Orders No. 38 (1922)
Born: at St. Louis , Missouri
Home Town: Junction City, Kansas


DALY, JOSEPH J.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Joseph J. Daly, 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 Division Ordnance Officer, 27th Division, a position of great responsibility, involving many difficulties of supply and administration. With marked ability Lieutenant Colonel Daly adapted the American supply system to that used by the British units with which his division operated. He accomplished a great task and rendered services of eminent worth.
War Department, General Orders No. 56 (1921)
Born: at New York, New York
Home Town: New York, New York


DANFORD, ROBERT M.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Robert M. Danford, 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 on duty in the Office of the Chief of Field Artillery, General Danford displayed marked ability in planning the organization of field artillery replacement depots. He then proceeded to Camp Jackson, South Carolina, established this depot, and administered it during the remainder of the war with rare ability and judgment.
War Department, General Orders No. 47 (1919)
Born: at New Boston, Illinois
Home Town: New Boston, Illinois


DANIELL, JOHN F.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to John F. Daniell, 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 Adjutant General, Base Section No. 1, St. Nazaire, France, and as Acting Chief of Staff of that section from 4 September to 14 December 1918, Major Daniell displayed unusual executive and administrative skill, sound judgment, and devotion to duty in the multiplicity of detail involved in the operation of the section, notably in connection with troop movement problems. The grave responsibilities placed upon Major Daniell were met in a signally successful manner, and he contributed materially to the successful operations of Base Section No. 1, American Expeditionary Forces.
War Department, General Orders No. 17 (1928)
Born: at New York, New York
Home Town: New York, New York


DARNALL, CARL ROGER
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Carl Roger Darnall, 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 Darnall has rendered especially meritorious and distinguished service in organizing, developing, and administering the Supply Division of the Medical Department, and it is due to his foresight and ability that new sources of medical supplies were developed in this country so that adequate quantities of material were always available for use with the sick and wounded of the Army.
War Department, General Orders No. 69 (1919)
Born: at Collin County, Texas
Home Town: Milford, New Jersey


*DAVIDSON, FRED LINCOLN
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal (Posthumously) to Fred Lincoln Davidson, 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 Division Machine-Gun Officer, 3d Division. By his supervision and dispositions, Lieutenant Colonel Davidson contributed materially to the success of the 7th Machine-Gun Battalion at chateau-Thierry in May 1918, and that of the machine-gun units of the division in the repulse of the enemy offensive across the Marne from 15 to 18 July 1918, and during the Meuse-Argonne campaign. He displayed at all times energy and excellent judgment under difficult conditions, and his work deserves high commendation.
War Department, General Orders No. 59 (1921)
Born: at Bucksport, Maine
Home Town: Cincinnati, Ohio


DAVIDSON, PRESTON
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Preston Davidson, 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. Lieutenant Colonel Preston organized the Fuel and Storage Division of the War Department and also assisted in reorganizing the Salvage Service upon a most efficient bases to meet war conditions. By his sound judgment, marked legal and administrative ability, and unselfish devotion to duty he rendered conspicuous service in reorganizing and developing the Real Estate Service of the War Department.
War Department, General Orders No. 111 (1919)
Born: at Louisville, Kentucky
Home Town: Tuxedo Park, New York


DAVIS, ABEL
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Abel Davis, 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 Commanding Officer, 132d Infantry Regiment, 33d Division, Colonel Davis displayed in a marked degree the many and varied qualifications of a successful commanding officer of troops. In the organization and training of his regiment he brought it to a notably high state of efficiency and morale with great thoroughness and in a remarkably short time. Afterward he handled it in all its actions against the enemy with marked success, displaying courage, resourcefulness, tactical skill, and military leadership of the highest order.
War Department, General Orders No. 9 (1923)
Born: at Germany Home Town: Chicago, Illinois
Personal Awards: Distinguished Service Cross (WWI), Army Distinguished Service Medal


DAVIS, CHARLES G.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Charles G. Davis, 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 in command of the 123d Field Artillery, 33d Division, during the St. Mihiel and Meuse-Argonne offensives.
War Department, General Orders No. 53 (1921)
Born: at Geneseo, Illinois
Home Town: Geneseo, Illinois


DAVIS, EDWARD
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Edward Davis, 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 while serving as Military Attaché at The Hague, Netherlands.
War Department, General Orders No. 124 (1919)
Born: at Litchfield, Illinois
Home Town: Chicago, Illinois


DAVIS, EDWIN G.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Edwin G. Davis, 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 Disciplinary Division of the Office of the Judge Advocate General of the Army, Colonel Davis contributed a most helpful means of avoiding serious errors in the administration of military justice during the war.
War Department, General Orders No. 111 (1919)
Born: at Samaria, Idaho
Home Town: Samaria, Idaho


DAVIS, JOSEPH R.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Joseph R. Davis, 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. Colonel Davis commanded the 15th Field Artillery throughout all the major operations in which the Second Division participated, at all times proving himself an officer of unusual ability and sound judgment. Inspiring the members of his command by his aggressive spirit, he kept his regiment at all times in closest proximity to the Infantry units which it supported, thereby contributing materially to the successes achieved by his division against the enemy.
War Department, General Orders No. 95 (1919)
Born: at Springdale, Arkansas
Home Town: Lowell, Arkansas


DAVIS, MILTON F.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Milton F. Davis, 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 Chief of the Schools Section, Division of Military Aeronautics, Colonel Davis' work in perfecting a system of training was thorough and complete. His soundness of judgment, fairness in dealing with all the boards of officers and branches of the service, and unusual executive ability made his work a decisive factor in the successful production of trained air personnel. He rendered services of the highest order to the Government in a position of great responsibility.
War Department, General Orders No. 15 (1923)
Born: at Milton, Minnesota
Home Town: McCoy, Oregon


DAVIS, RICHMOND P.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Richmond P. Davis, 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 Chief of the 9th Corps Artillery, in which position his direction of Artillery employment and his intelligent comment on its employment by subordinate commanders was conspicuous.
War Department, General Orders No. 19 (1922)
Born: at Statesville, North Carolina
Home Town: Statesville, North Carolina


DAVIS, ROBERT C.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Robert C. Davis, 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 Adjutant General of the American Expeditionary Forces, General Davis had performed his exacting duties with high professional skill and administrative ability. The exceptional efficiency of the Adjutant General's Department under his direction was a material factor in the success of the Staff work at General Headquarters.
War Department, General Orders No. 12 (1919)
Born: at Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Home Town: Lancaster, Pennsylvania


DAVIS, WILLIAM C.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to William C. Davis, 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. In command of the Artillery support of the Fifth Corps in November 1918, General Davis rendered services of the highest order. Through his energy, intelligence, and skill his guns were ever ready for an emergency. The successes of the operations between the Meuse and the Argonne Forest were in a measure due to his strong support of the attacking Infantry.
War Department, General Orders No. 59 (1919)
Born: at McGrawville, New York
Home Town: McGrawville, New York


*DAVIS, WILLIAM D. (KIA)
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal (Posthumously) to William D. Davis, 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 Davis served with marked success as Commanding Officer of the 361st Infantry Regiment, displaying military attainments of a high order. Inspiring the men by his faithful devotion to duty, he proved a potent factor in the achievements of the 91st Division. While ably directing his regiment in action during the early part of November 1918, he was killed by an enemy shell.
War Department, General Orders No. 98 (1919)
Born: at Duplain, Michigan
Home Town: Neosho, Missouri
Personal Awards: Distinguished Service Cross (WWI), Army Distinguished Service Medal


DAWES, CHARLES G.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Charles G. Dawes, 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 Dawes rendered most conspicuous services in the organization of the General Purchasing Board as General Purchasing Agent of the American Expeditionary Forces and as the Representative of the U.S. Army on the Military Board of Allied Supply. His rare abilities, sound business judgment, and aggressive energy were invaluable in securing needed supplies for the Allied armies in Europe.
War Department, General Orders No. 12 (1919)
Born: at Marietta, Ohio
Home Town: Evanston, Illinois


DAY, LEE GARNET
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Lee Garnet Day, 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. In command of the regulating station at St. Dizier, France, Major Day displayed extraordinary ability in the promptness with which he organized and assured a steady flow of supplies to the 1st Army in the advance against the St. Mihiel salient and in the Argonne offensive. It was largely due to his splendid efforts in a time of great emergency that our troops were provided with necessary ammunition and supplies.
War Department, General Orders No. 59 (1919)
Born: at New York, New York
Home Town: New York, New York


DE BEVOISE, CHARLES I.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Charles I. De Bevoise, 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 De Bevoise served with credit as Commander of Trains and Military Police of the 27th Division. Later, in Command of the 107th Infantry, 27th Division, he proved himself to be an energetic and resourceful leader during the operations against the Hindenburg line and those on the Le Selle River. After being promoted to Brigadier General he continued to render valuable services to the American Expeditionary Forces as Commander of the 53d Infantry Brigade, rendering conspicuous services to the American Expeditionary Forces.
War Department, General Orders No. 89 (1919)
Born: at Brooklyn, New York
Home Town: Brooklyn, New York


DE LANEY, MATTHEW A.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Matthew A. De Laney, 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, Base Hospital No. 10, at Le Treport, France, from 6 May 1917 to March 1918, Colonel De Laney displayed tireless energy and military attainments of a high order in the efficient operation of this important hospital on the western front. By his marked devotion to duty and splendid administrative abilities, great numbers of our own and allied sick and wounded were cared for, resulting in the saving of many lives. His services were of great value to the American Expeditionary Forces.
War Department, General Orders No. 43 (1922)
Born: at Waymart, Pennsylvania
Home Town: Waymart, Pennsylvania


DE TARNOWSKY, GEORGE
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to George De Tarnowsky, 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. In organizing and commanding American Red Cross Military Hospital No. 5, American Expeditionary Forces. Notwithstanding the serous deficiency in personnel and material Colonel De Tarnowsky, by his energy and efficient administration, received and treated great numbers of wounded evacuated to the Paris district during June and July 1918.
War Department, General Orders No. 27 (1922)
Born: at France Home Town: Chicago, Illinois


DE WITT, JOHN L.
(First Award)
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to John L. De Witt, 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 De Witt organized the Supply Section of the General Staff of the 1st Army and successfully administered this important section during all the operations of that command. The results obtained by his untiring efforts and brilliant professional ability had a marked influence on the successes attained by the 1st Army.
War Department, General Orders No. 59 (1919)
Born: at Sidney, Nebraska
Home Town: Fort Monroe, Virginia


DEAN, ELMER A.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Elmer A. Dean, 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 Dean came to France with a base hospital unit, which he established. Later he organized and commanded the first large hospital center at Bazoilles. The success of this center in caring for a large number of sick and wounded was due in a large measure to his high professional attainments, zeal, and extraordinary executive ability.
War Department, General Orders No. 89 (1919)
Born: at Centerville, Tennessee
Home Town: Centerville, Tennessee


DEARMOND, EDWARD H.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Edward H. Dearmond, 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 32d Division during the period of its training in the United States and in France, General Dearmond contributed largely to the organization and efficiency of that division. As Chief of the Field Artillery Section of the Office of the Chief of Artillery, American Expeditionary Forces, he perfected the field artillery training system in France, and by his marked ability for organization and his able supervision of that training, rendered services of great value.
War Department, General Orders No. 31 (1922)
Born: at Greenfield, Missouri
Home Town: Butler, Missouri


DEEMS, CLARENCE
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Clarence Deems, 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. Colonel Deems served creditably as Commanding Officer of the 321st Field Artillery, 82d Division, giving proof of conspicuous military attainments. Through his tireless energy and technological skill as an artillerist his regiment gave most effective assistance to the Infantry which it supported, and at all times furnished whole-hearted cooperation to the Infantry in the operations against the enemy.
War Department, General Orders No. 87 (1919)
Born: at Charlottesville, Virginia
Home Town: Baltimore, Maryland


DELAFIELD, JOHN ROSS
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to John Ross Delafield, 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 Chairman of the War Department Board of Contract Adjustment.
War Department, General Orders No. 47 (1921)
Born: at New York, New York
Home Town: New York, New York


DELANEY, JOHN T.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to John T. Delaney, 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 Regimental Commander of the 104th Field Artillery, 27th Division, Lieutenant Colonel Delaney demonstrated professional attainments and ability of the highest order. By his sound tactical judgment and superior knowledge of artillery he most successfully directed his units in support of the 157th Infantry Brigade in the operations north of Verdun, 4 to 11 November 1918. By keeping his elements close to the attacking Infantry he contributed in no small measure to the success of the Infantry brigade in these operations. He rendered services of conspicuous merit and signal 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


DELANO, FREDERICK ADRIAN
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Frederick Adrian Delano, Colonel (Transportation 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 of the Director General of Transportation, American Expeditionary Forces, in connection with the evacuation of American troops to the Ports of Embarkation, France, and later in connection with the work of the Liquidation Commission.
War Department, General Orders No. 47 (1921)
Born: at China Home Town: Washington, D.C.


DENGLER, FREDERICK L.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Frederick L. Dengler, 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 Intelligence Section of the General Staff, American Expeditionary Forces, Colonel Dengler efficiently organized and directed with rare ability the operation of the subsection dealing with the enemy's man power, war material, economic conditions, prisoners and documents, including the enemy press. Later he was sent to the United States to expedite the organization and training of the intelligence personnel of the division selected for overseas service, and also to assist in the coordination of the work of the Intelligence Section of the American Expeditionary Forces with that of the War Department. In all these positions he displayed rare judgment, great initiative, and unremitting devotion to duty.
War Department, General Orders No. 15 (1923)
Born: at Hot Springs, Arkansas
Home Town: Hot Springs, Arkansas


DENSON, ELEY P.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Eley P. Denson, 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, 28th Division, from 15 September to 15 November 1918. In this position Lieutenant Colonel Denson displayed untiring energy, sound professional judgment and tactical skill, and unremitting attention to duty, thus contributing extremely valuable services to the 28th Division in its operations against the enemy.
War Department, General Orders No. 14 (1923)
Born: at Trinity, North Carolina
Home Town: High Point, North Carolina


DERBY, RICHARD
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Richard Derby, 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 for the 2d Division, and in charge of the front-line hospitalization and evacuation of the wounded during the active operations of the division in the Marne area, and later as Division Surgeon during the Meuse-Argonne offensive, Lieutenant Colonel Derby demonstrated high professional attainments, excellent judgment, and gallantry in the execution of his important duties. Due to his energy, the sanitary units under his control were amply provided with facilities for the proper care of the sick and wounded in the field. He has given services of significant worth to the American Expeditionary Forces.
War Department, General Orders No. 39 (1920)
Born: at New York, New York
Home Town: New York, New York


DEVOL, CARROLL A.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Carroll A. Devol, Major General (Retired), 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 Devol, first as Depot Quartermaster and later as Zone Supply Officer in San Francisco, handled the Service of Supply and Service of Transportation on the Pacific coast during the war, being responsible for the supply of troops serving in the Philippines, Hawaii, Siberia, and Alaska and the camps on the Pacific coast. He handled this large responsibility with ability, good judgment, and conspicuous success.
War Department, General Orders No. 73 (1919)
Born: at Waterford, Ohio
Home Town: Waterford, Ohio


DEWEY, BRADLEY
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Bradley Dewey, 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 Gas Defense Production Division in achieving under most trying circumstances remarkable results in supplying the American Expeditionary Forces with sufficient number of gas masks of high grade and of improved design.
War Department, General Orders No. 47 (1919)
Born: at Burlington, Vermont
Home Town: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania


DICKMAN, JOSEPH T.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Joseph T. Dickman, 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 Commander of the 3d Army, American Expeditionary Forces. General Dickman commanded the 3d Division and contributed in large measure to success in hurling back the final enemy general attack commencing 14 July 1918. He participated in the offensive operations northward to Vesle River; commanded the 4th Army Corps from 18 August to 11 October 1918, including the operation of the reduction of the St. Mihiel salient, and the 1st Army Corps during the Meuse-Argonne operations from 12 October until after the armistice. Later he commanded the 3d Army of Occupation at Coblenz, Germany.
War Department, General Orders No. 27 (1920)
Born: at Dayton, Ohio
Home Town: Wapakoneta, Ohio


DICKSON, ROBERT A.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Robert A. Dickson, Lieutenant Colonel (Sanitary 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 Officer in Charge of the Administrative Division in the Office of the Chief Surgeon. American Expeditionary Forces, by his foresight, executive ability and unusual knowledge of administrative details Lieutenant Colonel Dickson successfully organized and directed a record system which functioned on a highly efficient bases throughout the world war, thereby rendering in a position of great responsibility, conspicuous services to the American Expeditionary Forces.
War Department, General Orders No. 4 (1923)
Born: at Lansingburg, New York
Home Town: Waterford, New York


DILLARD, JAMES B.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to James B. Dillard, 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 of the Heavy Artillery Section of the Carriage Division of the Office of the Chief of Ordnance, in which capacity he was charged with the design and development of all railway and other heavy artillery; and later as Chief of the Engineering Division of the Office of the Chief of Ordnance, in which capacity he was charged with the design and development of all articles of ordnance supplied to the U.S. Army.
War Department, General Orders No. 69 (1919)
Born: at Norfolk, Virginia
Home Town: New Orleans, Louisiana


DILLON, THEODORE H.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Theodore H. Dillon, 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 Assistant Chief Engineer, 1st Army, a position of great responsibility. During the St. Mihiel and Meuse-Argonne operations Colonel Dillon administered the first engineer troops and the organization plans, and field work of the engineer plans, operations and information section and other engineer enterprises conducted in the 1st Army. By his energy and keen application he rendered services of much worth.
War Department, General Orders No. 59 (1921)
Born: at Center Valley, Indiana
Home Town: Bedford, Indiana


DISQUE, BRICE PURSELL
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Brice Pursell Disque, 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, in connection with the organization and administration of the spruce production activities of the Bureau of Aircraft Production while serving as Officer in Charge of the Spruce Production Division and President of the United States Spruce Production Corporation.
War Department, General Orders No. 69 (1919)
Born: at California, Ohio
Home Town: Cincinnati, Ohio


DODDS, WILLIAM H., JR.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to William H. Dodds, 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 Commander of the 6th Field Artillery, 1st Division, Colonel Dodds handled the regiment so brilliantly under severe conditions throughout the St. Mihiel operation, 12 to 13 September 1918, and the Meuse-Argonne operations from 30 September to 11 November 1918, that the regimen demonstrated an unusually high degree of efficiency and morale. He repeatedly displayed superior tactical judgment and knowledge of artillery, and by his exceptional ability, leadership, and devotion to duty rendered the maximum support to the Infantry of the 1st Division in effectively executing the most difficult missions assigned to him, thus rendering conspicuous services to the American Expeditionary Forces.
War Department, General Orders No. 38 (1922)
Born: at Detroit, Michigan
Home Town: Detroit, Michigan


D'OLIER, FRANKLIN
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Franklin D'Olier, 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. Lieutenant Colonel D'Olier displayed marked ability in the organization and efficient administration of the American Salvage Depot at St. Pierre des Corps, of which he was the Commanding Officer. To his untiring zeal and constant devotion to duty is due the success with which this plant, the largest industrial undertaking in the American Expeditionary Forces, was operated.
War Department, General Orders No. 62 (1919)
Born: at Burlington, New Jersey
Home Town: Riverton, New Jersey


DONALDSON, THOMAS Q.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Thomas Q. Donaldson, 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 Inspector General of the Services of Supply, by his energy, sound judgment, and able management General Donaldson organized and brought to a state of marked efficiency the Inspector General's Department in the Services of Supply. He proved a most potent factor in raising the standard of discipline throughout the command, rendering services of conspicuous worth.
War Department, General Orders No. 89 (1919)
Born: at Greenville, South Carolina
Home Town: Greenville, South Carolina


DONOVAN, WILLIAM JOSEPH "WILD BILL"
(First Award)
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to William Joseph "Wild Bill" Donovan (0-102383), 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 Battalion Commander of the 165th Infantry Regiment, 42d Division, during its operations in the Baccarat Sector from 28 to 31 July 1918, Colonel Donovan demonstrated high professional attainments and marked ability. He displayed conspicuous energy and most efficient leadership in the advance of his battalion across the Ourcq River and the capture of strong enemy positions. In October 1918, as Lieutenant Colonel he commanded the same regiment with marked success and distinction in the Meuse-Argonne offensive. His devotion to duty, heroism, and pronounced qualities of a commander enabled him to successfully accomplish all missions assigned to him in this important operation. From 3 January to 3 March 1919, as Inspector Instructor, Provost Marshall General's Department, he rendered services of great value to the American Expeditionary Forces.
War Department, General Orders No. 43 (1922)
Born: January 1, 1883 at Buffalo, New York
Home Town: Buffalo, New York
Personal Awards: Medal of Honor (WWI), Distinguished Service Cross (WWI), 2@ Army Distinguished Service Medals


DOREY, HALSTEAD
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Halstead Dorey, 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 Dorey commanded with distinction the 4th Infantry Regiment, 3d Division, American Expeditionary Forces, during the battle of the Marne, the advance from the Marne to the Ourcq, and in the advance to the Ourcq, capturing Charmel, Charmel-Chateau, Villardelle Ferme, and Roncheres. The success attained by his command were greatly influenced by the high qualities of leadership he continually displayed in all these operations.
War Department, General Orders No. 59 (1919)
Born: at St. Louis, Missouri
Home Town: St. Louis, Missouri
Personal Awards: Distinguished Service Cross (WWI), Army Distinguished Service Medal


DORSEY, FRANK M.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Frank M. Dorsey, 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 a civilian and as Chief of Development Division, Chemical Warfare Service, Colonel Dorsey has displayed fine technical skill and administrative ability in developing materials and processes which have contributed greatly to the achievements of the Chemical Warfare Service during the war.
War Department, General Orders No. 69 (1919)
Born: at Dresden, Ohio
Home Town: Cleveland Heights, Ohio


DOWELL, CASSIUS M.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Cassius M. Dowell, Lieutenant Colonel (Judge Advocate General's Department), 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 Provost Marshal General from 10 April to 3 September 1917, Lieutenant Colonel Dowell assisted in the administration of the Selective Service law, being charged with the responsibility of the appointments of all local and district Draft Boards. As Judge Advocate, 26th Division, from 3 September 1917 to 2 January 1918, Chief of Staff, 26th Division from 2 January to 17 April 1918, Lieutenant Colonel 102d Infantry, and for part of the period Commanding Officer of that regiment from 17 April to 13 June 1918, G-3 for the 26th Division from 15 September to 31 December 1918, Lieutenant Colonel Dowell displayed sound tactical judgment, administrative and executive qualities of a high order, and unremitting attention and devotion to his duties, thus rendering services of great value to his Government in a position of great responsibility.
War Department, General Orders No. 3 (1924)
Born: at Landes, Illinois
Home Town: Terre Haute, Indiana


DOYLE, LUKE C.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Luke C. Doyle, Major (Sanitary 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 Regulating Officer, G-4, General Headquarters, American Expeditionary Forces, Major Doyle arranged the schedules of hospital and medical supply trains with marked ability and succeeded in maintaining those schedules, despite numerous difficulties. His aggressive action in time of emergency, whereby he surmounted unforeseen obstacles, together with the excellent performance of his duties, were material factors in the alleviation of much suffering and in the saving of many lives among the wounded sent from the front.
War Department, General Orders No. 59 (1919)
Born: at Worcester, Massachusetts
Home Town: Worcester, Massachusetts


DRAIN, JAMES A.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to James A. Drain, 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. From his experience as Ordnance Officer of the 1st Division during its early months in France, Lieutenant Colonel Drain rendered valuable service in assisting the Chief of Ordnance, American Expeditionary Forces, in formulating the policies for the supply and maintenance of ordnance for subsequent divisions. Later he performed important work in charge of the machine gun and small arms division in the office of the Chief of Ordnance, American Expeditionary Forces, and finally rendered service of a high order in representing his Government as American Member of the Anglo-American Tank Commission.
War Department, General Orders No. 31 (1922)
Born: at Warren County, Illinois
Home Town: Washington, D.C.


DRAKE, CHARLES BRYANT
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Charles Bryant Drake, 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, in the organization of the Motor Transport Corps.
War Department, General Orders No. 18 (1919)
Born: September 14, 1872 at Old Forge, Pennsylvania
Home Town: Old Forge, Pennsylvania
Personal Awards: Distinguished Service Cross (Philippine Insurrection), Army Distinguished Service Medal


DRAKE, FRANCIS E.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Francis E. Drake, 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. Lieutenant Colonel Drake served as Chief of Control Bureau, Office of General Purchasing Agent, American Expeditionary Forces. Through his office, for the purpose of coordination and approval, passed all the purchases of the American Expeditionary Forces in France, and due to his highly efficient organization in connection with the supply procurement work, close and harmonious relations were sustained at all times with the French Government. His unusual tact, marked ability, and great energy in a position of great responsibility were of incalculable benefit to the Supply Service of the American Expeditionary Forces.
War Department, General Orders No. 56 (1922)
Born: at Farmington, Michigan
Home Town: New York, New York


DRISCOLL, THOMAS A.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Thomas A. Driscoll, 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, 91st Division, during the operations of the division in the Meuse-Argonne offensive, and during the advance from the Lys to and beyond the Scheldt River, by his keen foresight, discriminating judgment, and organizing ability, Lieutenant Colonel Driscoll was able at all times to give to his commanding officer accurate and complete information of the enemy dispositions and to furnish valuable assistance in the preparation of all attack orders, thereby rendering services of inestimable value to the success of the division.
War Department, General Orders No. 56 (1922)
Born: at Virginia City, Nevada
Home Town: San Mateo, California


DRUM, HUGH A.
(First Award)
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Hugh A. Drum, 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. Upon General Drum, as Chief of Staff of the 1st Army, devolved the important duty of organizing the headquarters of this command and of coordinating the detailed staff work in its operations in the St. Mihiel and Argonne-Meuse offensives. His tact, zeal, and high professional attainments had a marked influence on the success that attended the operations of the 1st Army.
War Department, General Orders No. 12 (1919)
Born: at Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan
Home Town: Boston, Massachusetts
Personal Awards: 2@ Army Distinguished Service Medals


DUFFY, FRANCIS PATRICK
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Francis Patrick Duffy, Captain (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. Chaplain Duffy performed with distinction his combined duties as Regimental and Division Chaplain, stimulating the work of all with whom he came in contact. When his division was in rest areas, he was tireless and devoted in his efforts to help all with whom he served. Whether in the front-line trenches or in an attack, he was with the troops, encouraging them to greater effort, an example of fearlessness and devotion to duty, helping to care for the sick and wounded, administering to the dying, and arranging for the burial of the dead.
War Department, General Orders No. 62 (1919)
Born: May 2, 1871 at Cobourg, Ontario, Canada
Home Town: New York, New York
Personal Awards: Distinguished Service Cross (WWI), Army Distinguished Service Medal


DUGAN, THOMAS B.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Thomas B. Dugan, 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 Dugan commanded the 70th Infantry Brigade, 35th Division, during a part of the Meuse-Argonne offensive with great distinction and marked ability. By his painstaking energy, zeal, and great initiative he proved to be a material factor in the success of the division.
War Department, General Orders No. 59 (1919)
Born: at Baltimore, Maryland
Home Town: Baltimore, Maryland


DUNCAN, GEORGE B.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to George B. Duncan, 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. Arriving in France with the first contingent of American troops, General Duncan commanded in turn a regiment, brigade, and division with conspicuous success. In the command of the 77th Division in the Baccarat sector his sound military judgment, energy, and resolution were important factors in the successes gained. Later, in command of the 82d Division in the Argonne-Meuse offensive, he proved himself a brilliant leader with great force and energy.
War Department, General Orders No. 12 (1919)
Born: at Lexington, Kentucky
Home Town: Lexington, Kentucky


DUNLAP, WILLIAM R.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to William R. Dunlap, 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. Promoted in turn to Captain, Major, Lieutenant Colonel, and Colonel, while serving with the Infantry regiments of the 28th Division, Colonel Dunlap displayed unusual administrative, executive, and organizing ability and sound judgment. His brilliant leadership of his battalion in action against the enemy and later, that of the regiment, testified to the unusual skill and soldierly qualities of this officer. Colonel Dunlap's services contributed in a marked degree to the successful operations of the 28th Division and the American forces in France.
War Department, General Orders No. 15 (1923)
Born: at Dubois, Pennsylvania
Home Town: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania


DUNN, JOHN M.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to John M. Dunn, 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 Chief of the Positive Branch, Military Intelligence Division, General Staff. To Colonel Dunn's untiring energy, zeal, and ability the efficiency of the service of gathering collating, and distributing military information is largely due.
War Department, General Orders No. 73 (1919)
Born: at Wilmington, Delaware
Home Town: Wilmington, Delaware


DUNWOODY, HALSEY
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Halsey Dunwoody, 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 Chief of Supply and Assistant Chief of Air Service, by his energy, tact, and executive ability, Colonel Dunwoody built up an efficient Supply Service, capable of meeting the program for material, airplanes, motors, and equipment. He established and maintained excellent relations with the allied military authorities. His service was marked by exceptional administrative ability, comprehensive knowledge of the needs and conditions of the service, and whole-hearted devotion to his important tasks.
War Department, General Orders No. 62 (1919)
Born: at Washington, D.C.
Home Town: Scranton, Pennsylvania


EASBY-SMITH, JAMES S.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to James S. Easby-Smith, 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, in connection with the administration of the Selective Service law during the war. To all of the tasks assigned to him Colonel Easby-Smith brought an indefatigable energy and rare unselfish devotion, without which their accomplishment would have been impossible.
War Department, General Orders No. 10 (1920)
Born: at Tuskaloosa, Alabama
Home Town: Washington, D.C.


ECKELS, CHARLES B.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Charles B. Eckels, 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, as assistant to the chief quartermaster, American Expeditionary Forces, from 23 July 1917 to 31 January 1919. During this period Lieutenant Colonel Eckels served as Chief of the Finance Division of the Chief Quartermaster's Office and successfully handled the numerous complex financial questions arising in the American Expeditionary Forces in France, England, and Italy. He also performed the duty of Chief Disbursing Officer for the American Expeditionary Forces in procuring and transferring funds for disbursement by the finance officers of the several services, until the establishment of the Financial Requisition Officer. The success with which these offices of great responsibility functioned was due largely to his exceptional ability, devotion to duty, and conspicuous services.
War Department, General Orders No. 38 (1922)
Born: at Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Home Town: Washington, D.C.


EDGAR, CLINTON G.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Clinton G. Edgar, Colonel (Signal Corps), U.S. Army Air Service, 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 the Construction Division, Signal Corps, Aviation Section. Being a trained engineer with exceptional capacity, Colonel Edgar was placed in charge of the construction Division, Signal Corps, and had complete charge and responsibility for all buildings constructed for the Air Service, which consisted of 27 aviation fields, 9 depots, 2 experimental stations, as well as many minor activities. He originated and installed the systems of securing lands for all aviation fields, securing grants and gifts of all facilities, including water and electric lights. He was responsible for the conception, design, and production of the all-steel demountable standard hangar adopted by the Army and Navy for use in the Air Service. By his untiring energy, sound judgment, and large grasp of construction problems, he has rendered services of inestimable value to the Government in a position of great responsibility.
War Department, General Orders No. 15 (1923)
Born: at Detroit, Michigan
Home Town: Detroit, Michigan


EDIE, ELLIOTT B.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Elliott B. Edie, 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 Commander of the 305th Sanitary Train, consisting of the 317th, 318th, 319th, and 320th Field Hospitals, and later as Division Surgeon, 80th Division, in a position of great responsibility, Lieutenant Colonel Edie maintained suitable dressing stations and provided for the continuous evacuation of the wounded in an exceptionally efficient manner under conditions of almost constant fire.
War Department, General Orders No. 56 (1921)
Born: at Baltimore, Maryland
Home Town: Connellsville, Pennsylvania


EDIE, GUY L.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Guy L. Edie, 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 Edie was placed in charge of the Medical Service at Brest, France, at the time when it became the chief port of debarkation for American troops and at a period when the arrival of troops in unprecedented numbers, and with many sick, overwhelmed the medical arrangements for their care. By his great resourcefulness he successfully overcame the many difficult problems that were presented.
War Department, General Orders No. 59 (1919)
Born: at Christiansburg, Virginia
Home Town: Christiansburg, Virginia


*EDWARDS, CLARENCE R.
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The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal (Posthumously) to Clarence R. Edwards, 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. After having organized the 26th Division, General Edwards commanded it with distinction during all but 18 days of its active service at the front. The high qualities of leadership and unfailing devotion to duty displayed by him were responsible for the marked espirit and morale of his command. To his marked tactical ability and energy are largely due the brilliant successes achieved by the 26th National Guard Division during its operations against the enemy from 4 February 1918 to 11 November 1918. General Edwards died 14 February 1931.
War Department, General Orders No. 1 (1937)
Born: at Cleveland, Ohio
Home Town: Cleveland, Ohio


EDWARDS, OLIVER
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Oliver Edwards, 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. Due to his rare ability and high professional attainments, General Edwards was selected to organize the Machine-Gun Training Center, the success of which was, in a large measure, due to his zealous and energetic administration.
War Department, General Orders No. 47 (1919)
Born: at Chesterfield, Massachusetts
Home Town: Chesterfield, Massachusetts


EISENHOWER, DWIGHT DAVID
(First Award)
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Dwight David Eisenhower (0-3822), Lieutenant 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. While Commanding Officer of the Tank Corps Training Center from 23 March 1918 to 18 November 1918, at Camp Colt, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, Lieutenant Colonel Eisenhower displayed unusual zeal, foresight, and marked administrative ability in the organization, training, and preparation for overseas service of technical troops of the Tank Corps.
War Department, General Orders No. 43 (1922)
Born: October 14, 1890 at Denison, Texas
Home Town: Abilene, Kansas
Personal Awards: 5@ Army Distinguished Service Medals, Navy Distinguished Service Medal, Legion of Merit


ELLIOTT, WILLIAM
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to William Elliott, 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 Quartermaster at Langres, France, and at the Regulating Station at Is-sur-Tille, Colonel Elliott's energy and thorough knowledge of methods and standards of supply have been of the greatest value to the Government, particularly while Depot Quartermaster at Is-sur-Tille, during a period when the successful operations of some 20 divisions were dependent upon receiving supplies from that depot.
War Department, General Orders No. 59 (1919)
Born: at Canada Home Town: San Rafael, California


ELMORE, VINCENT M.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Vincent M. Elmore, Lieutenant Colonel (Inspector 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. From 2 November 1918 to 28 February 1919, Lieutenant Colonel Elmore served with the 5th Army Corps, which included the active operations in the Meuse-Argonne offensive, and was charged with the arduous and responsible duties of inspection, including methods of supply, control of traffic, and investigation of vital and difficult problems of administration. At all times he demonstrated an unusually high degree of efficiency, zealous devotion to duty, professional attainments, and courage, thereby contributing materially to the successful operations of the 5th Army Corps, and rendering valuable services to the American Expeditionary Forces.
War Department, General Orders No. 12 (1929)
Born: at Montgomery, Alabama
Home Town: Montgomery, Alabama


ELTINGE, WILLIAM
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to William Eltinge, 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 a member of the Operations Section, General Staff, General Headquarters, American Expeditionary Forces, General Eltinge exhibited sound military judgment and foresight in drafting important plans. Later, as Deputy Chief of Staff of the American Expeditionary Forces throughout the period of active operations and thereafter he discharged the important and complex duties of his position with admirable efficiency and by his untiring efforts and devotion to duty rendered conspicuous service to the Government.
War Department, General Orders No. 87 (1919)
Born: at South Woodstock, New York
Home Town: Kingston, New York


ELY, HANSON EDWARD
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Hanson Edward Ely, 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 Ely commanded with skill and marked ability, a regiment in trench operations north of Toul, west of Montdiddier, and during the attack at Cantigny. Later as Brigade Commander of the 3d Infantry Brigade, American Expeditionary Forces, during the Aisne-Marne and St. Mihiel offensives and in the attack on the strong enemy position of Mont Blanc Ridge; and as Division Commander during the latter phase of the Meuse-Argonne offensive, he demonstrated rare qualities of leadership.
War Department, General Orders No. 46 (1920)
Born: November 23, 1867 at Buffalo Grove, Iowa
Home Town: Iowa City, Iowa
Personal Awards: Distinguished Service Cross (WWI), Army Distinguished Service Medal


EMBICK, STANLEY D.
(First Award)
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Stanley D. Embick, 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 a member of the American Section of the Supreme War Council, by his sound military judgment, qualifications, his breadth of vision, and his sound military judgment, Colonel Embick 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 Greencastle, Pennsylvania
Home Town: Boiling Springs, Pennsylvania


EMERSON, HAVEN
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Haven Emerson, 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 Chief Epidemicologist of the Office of the Chief Surgeon, American Expeditionary Forces, where he perfected a system of keeping daily checks on all of the many contagious diseases which afflicted the American Expeditionary Forces. Much sickness and many lives were saved by this system, the practical working of which was due to the experience and tireless energy of Lieutenant Colonel Emerson.
War Department, General Orders No. 3 (1922)
Born: at New York, New York
Home Town: New York, New York


EMERSON, THOMAS HENRY
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Thomas Henry Emerson, 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 Assistant Chief of Staff, G-3, of the Operations Section of the 5th Army Corps, Colonel Emerson performed his important duties with marked zeal. By his rare technical skill in originating and developing plans for operations against the enemy he rendered services of signal worth to the American Expeditionary Forces.
War Department, General Orders No. 87 (1919)
Born: at Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Home Town: Arcata, California


ENNIS, WILLIAM P.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to William P. Ennis, 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 Material, School of Fire, for Field Artillery at Fort Sill, Oklahoma, from 9 May 1918 to 30 August 1918, General Ennis' untiring energy, devotion to duty, and exceptional qualifications for the task he had to perform, were directly responsible for the splendid organization developed.
War Department, General Orders No. 31 (1922)
Born: at San Francisco, California
Home Town: New York, New York


ENOCHS, BERKELEY
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Berkeley Enochs, 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, 39th Division, from August 1917 until August 1918, by his marked efficiency, loyal devotion to duty, and high military attainments, Colonel Enochs played an important part in the successful organization and training of that division. Later, as Assistant Chief of Staff, G-3, 4th Army Corps, From September 1918 until April 1919, he performed many duties of great responsibility in a highly meritorious manner, rendering services of signal worth to the American Expeditionary Forces.
War Department, General Orders No. 56 (1922)
Born: at Ironton, Ohio
Home Town: Ironton, Ohio


ERICKSON, HJALMER
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Hjalmer Erickson, 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 Commanding Officer of the 26th Infantry, 1st Division, in all the operations east of the Aire River from 1 to 11 October 1918, Colonel Erickson rendered most meritorious service by displaying marked tactical ability, courage, and resourcefulness in the handling of numerous critical situations, thus enabling his regiment to advance steadily to all its objectives.
War Department, General Orders No. 59 (1919)
Born: at Norway Home Town: Brooklyn, New York


ERWIN, JAMES B.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to James B. Erwin, 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. With sound technical skill, initiative, and untiring energy, General Erwin assisted in the organization and training of the 6th Division, and commanded with distinction the 12th Infantry Brigade during its operations in the Vosges sector, and during the Meuse-Argonne offensive, 1 to 11 November 1918. His rare quality of leadership and unremitting devotion to duty were material factors in the successful operations of his division, contributing markedly to the accomplishments of the American Expeditionary Forces in Europe.
War Department, General Orders No. 15 (1923)
Born: at Savannah, Georgia
Home Town: Savannah, Georgia


EVANS, ROBERT K.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Robert K. Evans, 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 Department Commander, Philippine Department, between 5 August 1917 and 5 August 1918, General Evans handled many difficult problems arising in that department with rare judgment, tact, and great skill.
War Department, General Orders No. 4 (1923)
Born: at Jackson, Mississippi
Home Town: , Mississippi


EXTON, CHARLES W.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Charles W. Exton, 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 G-5, General Headquarters, France, Colonel Exton had complete responsibility for the control, supervision, and inspection of the detachments of the American students in French Universities, which was part of the educational system of the American Forces in Germany. He performed all his duties with exceptional efficiency and rendered services of much value.
War Department, General Orders No. 53 (1921)
Born: at Clinton, New Jersey
Home Town: Clinton, New Jersey


FAIR, JOHN S.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to John S. Fair, 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 Fair organized the Remount Service, controlled the purchasing of fuel and forage for the Army, and organized and started into operation the Conservation and Reclamation Division. By his enthusiasm and energy, valuable results were obtained.
War Department, General Orders No. 81 (1919)
Born: at Dakota, Nebraska
Home Town: Altoona, Pennsylvania


FAIRBANKS, WILLIAM H.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to William H. Fairbanks, 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 Signal Officer, 5th Army Corps, from 25 August 1918 to 20 November 1918, which included active operations in the St. Mihiel and Meuse-Argonne offensives, Major Fairbanks displayed superior professional attainments, exceptional ability and devotion to duty in maintaining the communications of the 5th Army Corps under the most difficult conditions, thereby contributing materially to the successes of the operations of the 5th Army Corps, and rendering important service to the American Expeditionary Forces in the operations against the enemy.
War Department, General Orders No. 13 (1929)
Born: at Chicago, Illinois
Home Town: Los Angeles, California


FAISON, SAMPSON L.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Sampson L. Faison, 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 Faison commanded with great credit the 60th Infantry Brigade, 30th Division, in the breaking of the enemy's Hindenburg line at Bellicourt, France, and in subsequent operations in which important captures were made, all marking him as a military commander of great energy and determination.
War Department, General Orders No. 59 (1919)
Born: at Faison, North Carolina
Home Town: Faison, North Carolina


FARNSWORTH, CHARLES S.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Charles S. Farnsworth, 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 37th Division, General Farnsworth's efficient leadership and military ability were important factors in the successful operations in the Meuse-Argonne offensive, and later proved their worth when this division served with the French and Belgian forces in Belgium.
War Department, General Orders No. 111 (1919)
Born: at Lycoming County, Pennsylvania
Home Town: Clarion, Pennsylvania


FASSETT, WILLIAM M.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to William M. Fassett, 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. In the forcing of the crossing of the Escault River, Belgium, in November 1918, and the establishment of a bridgehead thereat, General Fassett demonstrated his ability as a leader. The successful operation of his brigade in this and in ensuing actions were greatly influenced by his efforts.
War Department, General Orders No. 59 (1919)
Born: at Nashua, New Hampshire
Home Town: Nashua, New Hampshire


FENTON, CHAUNCEY L.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Chauncey L. Fenton, 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 Chief of a Section of the General Staff during the period of demobilization and reorganization of the Army, Colonel Fenton has rendered conspicuous service in the solution of intricate and important problems pertaining to the scientific utilization of the commissioned personnel of the Army.
War Department, General Orders No. 15 (1921)
Born: at Edinsburg, Pennsylvania
Home Town: Lowellville, Ohio


FERGUSON, HARLEY B.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Harley B. Ferguson, 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 Engineer of the 2d Army Corps and later of the 2d Army, General Ferguson demonstrated high professional attainments and marked initiative. Through his foresight and skill in directing important technical operations he was a notable factor in the successes of the combat troops, rendering invaluable services to the American Expeditionary Forces.
War Department, General Orders No. 87 (1919)
Born: at Waynesville, North Carolina
Home Town: Waynesville, North Carolina


FERGUSSON, FRANK K.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Frank K. Fergusson, 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 Commandant of the Coast Artillery Training Center at Fort Monroe, Virginia, General Fergusson rendered specially meritorious and conspicuous service in organizing and administering that center and in the preparation and execution of the plans for the organization, training, and equipment of the units of Coast Artillery for overseas service.
War Department, General Orders No. 47 (1919)
Born: at Riddleton, Tennessee
Home Town: Riddleton, Tennessee


FIEBERGER, GUSTAV J.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Gustav J. Fieberger, 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, as Professor of Civil and Military Engineering at the U.S. Military Academy. As head of the Department of Civil and Military Engineering Colonel Fieberger for 26 years instructed, both personally and by textbook, the officers of the Army in the principles of warfare, principles later fruitfully applied by many of these officers as commanders in the World War.
War Department, General Orders No. 19 (1922)
Born: at Akron, Ohio
Home Town: Akron, Ohio


FIFE, JAMES DOUGLAS
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to James Douglas Fife, 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 command of Base Hospital No. 21, Colonel Fife served with distinction with the British Expeditionary Forces. He was later assigned to duty in the Office of the Chief Surgeon in charge of hospital planning and construction, procurement of permanent buildings, establishment of hospitalization, liaison with the French authorities, the General Staff, and with the Engineers. In the performance of these multifarious duties he displayed conspicuous ability.
War Department, General Orders No. 59 (1919)
Born: at Charlottesville, Virginia
Home Town: Charlottesville, Virginia


FINNEY, JOHN M. T.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to John M. T. Finney, 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 Finney rendered distinguished services in the organization of surgical teams, for the purpose of affording expert surgical aid to the wounded in the immediate vicinity of the battlefield. He has done much to standardize the practice of surgery in war, and giving so freely of his professional experience and skill he has in many ways rendered services of exceptional value to the Government.
War Department, General Orders No. 50 (1919)
Born: at Natchez, Mississippi
Home Town: Baltimore, Maryland


FISHER, HENRY C.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Henry C. Fisher, 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, American Expeditionary Forces, by the tireless application of his many years of military experience to correct abuses and secure uniformity and efficiency of hospital administration in the hospitals of the American Expeditionary Forces, Colonel Fisher rendered services of great value to the Government.
War Department, General Orders No. 10 (1922)
Born: at Montgomery County, Maryland
Home Town: Washington, D.C.


FISHER, WILLIAM A.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to William A. Fisher, 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. Due to his great energy, excellent judgment, and unusual knowledge of the personnel capabilities of surgeons, Lieutenant Colonel Fisher made it possible to organize surgical teams and distribute surgical personnel in a manner which made it possible for evacuation hospitals to function under the greatest difficulties in spite of personnel shortage.
War Department, General Orders No. 59 (1921)
Born: at Baltimore, Maryland
Home Town: Baltimore, Maryland


FISKE, HAROLD B.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Harold B. Fiske, 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. In charge of the Training Section of the General Staff, this brilliant officer perfected and administered the efficient scheme of instruction through which the American Army in France was thoroughly trained for combat in the shortest possible time. By his great depth of vision, his foresight, and the clear conception of modern tactical training he has enabled our forces to enter each engagement with that preparedness and efficiency that have distinguished the American Army in each battle.
War Department, General Orders No. 12 (1919)
Born: at Salem, Oregon
Home Town: Salem, Oregon


FITCH, ROGER S.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Roger S. Fitch, 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, 86th Division, from 25 August 1917 to 21 November 1918, Colonel Fitch displayed the highest professional qualifications. By his tireless energy and devotion to duty he rendered conspicuous service to the Government. While Chief of Staff, 86th Division, he voluntarily performed the duties of Assistant Chief of Staff, G.-3, with the 89th Division during the final advance of that division from the Bois-de-Bantheville during the Meuse- Argonne offensive. In November 1918, he was assigned to duty as G-3, 7th Army Corps and in this position of great responsibility he rendered service of great value and contributed materially to the success of that corps.
War Department, General Orders No. 9 (1923)
Born: at Buffalo, New York
Home Town: Buffalo, New York


FLASH, MRS. ALICE H.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Mrs. Alice H. Flash, 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 Mesves Hospital Center, France, during the World War she rendered invaluable assistance and made possible the efficient nursing of over 20,000 patients at one time. Her good judgment in dealing with very difficult personnel problems, her tact, and splendid example resulted in an unusually high standard of nursing efficiently at this center, in spite of the most trying physical conditions. She displayed marked executive ability and professional qualities in directing hundreds of nurses in the care of the sick and wounded.
War Department, General Orders No. 9 (1923)
Born: at Jefferson County, Georgia
Home Town: Boston, Massachusetts


FLEMING, ADRIAN S.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Adrian S. Fleming, 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 Fleming commanded with distinction the 158th Field Artillery Brigade, 83d Division, displaying aggressive leadership and the highest professional attainments. He contributed materially to the successful operations of the Infantry units to which his brigade was attached during the Meuse-Argonne offensive by the timely and accurate artillery support furnished by his regiments.
War Department, General Orders No. 87 (1919)
Born: at Midway, Kentucky
Home Town: Louisville, Kentucky


FLINT, JOSEPH M.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Joseph M. Flint, 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. When placed in a position of great responsibility as Commanding Officer of Mobile Hospital No. 39 at Aulnois-sous-Vertuzey, France, Lieutenant Colonel Flint used extraordinary skill and sound judgment in the organization and operation of that unit, the first of its kind in the American Expeditionary Forces. In its formative period he was faced by great and unforeseen difficulties, but with untiring energy and genius he surmounted all obstacles, making his unit a model for all those subsequently organized.
War Department, General Orders No. 59 (1919)
Born: at Chicago, Illinois
Home Town: New Haven, Connecticut


FLOOD, BERNARD A.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Bernard A. Flood, Captain, 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 Inspector of the Division of Criminal Investigation on the Staff of the Provost Marshal General, American Expeditionary Forces, Captain Flood organized, coordinated, and directed this important office in a highly efficient manner. The successes achieved by this section are largely due to his sound judgment, untiring efforts, and exceptional ability, and were of great value to the American Expeditionary Forces.
War Department, General Orders No. 43 (1922)
Born: at New York, New York
Home Town: New York, New York


FOGG, OSCAR H.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Oscar H. Fogg, 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 Engineer in charge of the organization, establishment, and performance of the American Ordnance Repair Arsenal in France. In this great undertaking Lieutenant Colonel Fogg displayed exceptional zeal, keen foresight, and sound judgment, and by his undaunted perseverance he established these extensive and highly important repair facilities, thereby rendering services of inestimable value, contributing materially to the success of the American Expeditionary Forces in Europe.
War Department, General Orders No. 13 (1923)
Born: at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Home Town: New York, New York


FOOTE, ALFRED F.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Alfred F. Foote, 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 Battalion Commander during the operations of the 104th Infantry Regiment, 26th Division, at Apremont, France, from 10 to 13 April 1918, Lieutenant Colonel Foote demonstrated unusual initiative and marked efficiency and contributed materially to the successful stand of the regiment against the enemy's repeated attacks. As Regimental Commander during the Champagne-Marne offensive, by his devotion to duty, courage, and superior qualities as a commander he successfully accomplished all missions assigned to him. Later as Division Inspector, 26th Division, by his tact, sound judgment, and ability he assisted materially in maintaining the high morale and discipline of the division.
War Department, General Orders No. 4 (1923)
Born: at Mooers Forks, New York
Home Town: Holyoke, Massachusetts


FORBES, CHARLES R.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Charles R. Forbes, 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 Division Signal Officer of the 33d Division, Lieutenant Colonel Forges performed his duties with marked distinction, maintaining communication at all times within the division, with adjoining units, and with the higher command. His ability and untiring devotion to duty were great factors in insuring the successes achieved by the Division.
War Department, General Orders No. 59 (1919)
Born: at Scotland Home Town: Burton, Vashon Island, Washington


FORD, JOSEPH H.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Joseph H. Ford, 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 Ford organized and commanded a Hospital Center of 15,000 beds at Allery, France. Due to his great force and ability, a hospital group was prepared for the care of the sick and wounded during the St. Mihiel and Meuse-Argonne offensives, when the need of hospital beds was critical. This adequate and efficient hospitalization contributed materially to the conservation of man power and to the subsequent success of our force.
War Department, General Orders No. 38 (1922)
Born: at Washington, D.C.
Home Town: Washington, D.C.


FORD, STANLEY H.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Stanley H. Ford, 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 27th Division, Colonel Ford rendered valuable services in the operations of this division. By tireless energy, good judgment, and keen foresight he proved to be an important factor in the brilliant military operations of the 27th Division.
War Department, General Orders No. 78 (1919)
Born: at Columbus, Ohio
Home Town: Columbus, Ohio


FOREMAN, ALBERT WATSON
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Albert Watson Foreman, 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, First Section of the 5th Army Corps, by his zealous application to his important duties Colonel Foreman ably administered the Service of Supply, movement of troops, and the control of communications of the 5th Corps during the active operations of that unit against the enemy, rendering meritorious services to the American Expeditionary Forces.
War Department, General Orders No. 87 (1919)
Born: at Wilmington, Delaware
Home Town: Wilmington, Delaware


FOREMAN, MILTON J.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Milton J. Foreman, 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, 122d Field Artillery, 33d Division, Colonel Foreman gave proof of eminent technical attainments and assiduous zeal. Though handicapped by many adverse conditions due to difficult terrain and determined hostile resistance, he kept his batteries in close support of the Infantry and thereby rendered services of inestimable value during the St. Mihiel offensive and the advance to the Meuse in the last phase of the Meuse-Argonne offensive.
War Department, General Orders No. 1 (1926)
Born: at Chicago, Illinois
Home Town: Chicago, Illinois
Personal Awards: Distinguished Service Cross (WWI), Army Distinguished Service Medal


FOSTER, CHARLES L.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Charles L. Foster, 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 Surgeon at Base Section No. 1, Services of Supply, a position of great responsibility, due to his training, energy, and ability, Colonel Foster rendered services of great value at this important base port.
War Department, General Orders No. 56 (1921)
Born: at Starkville, Mississippi
Home Town: Washington, D.C.


FOSTER, CHARLES W.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Charles W. Foster, Major (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. Major Foster served with the 3d Division as Assistant G-3 during May and June 1918; Assistant Chief of Staff, G-3, from June to September 1918, as Assistant G-3, 1st and 7th Army Corps, from September to November 1918, and Assistant G-3, 3d Army, from November 1918 to July 1919. By his marked ability, devotion to duty, and high military attainments Major Foster contributed materially to the successes achieved by the commands with which he served.
War Department, General Orders No. 56 (1922)
Born: at Michigan Home Town: Burlington, Vermont


FOSTER, REGINALD L.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Reginald L. Foster, 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 the Meuse-Argonne offensive from 26 September 1918 to 11 November 1918, Colonel Foster commanded his regiment, the 52d Pioneer Infantry, with marked ability and success. By zealous application to his arduous duties, energetic efforts displayed in the construction of roads, care of enemy prisoners, police and salvage of the battle fields, and the handling of ammunition and supplies, he contributed materially to the success of the 5th Army Corps during that important operation, thereby rendering meritorious and distinguished service to the American Expeditionary Forces.
War Department, General Orders No. 38 (1922)
Born: at China Home Town: New York, New York


FRANKLIN, BENJAMIN A.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Benjamin A. Franklin, 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 Production Manager and Assistant Chief of the Bridgeport Ordnance District, in which capacity he maintained at all times the greatest degree of intelligent and enthusiastic cooperation between the Ordnance Department and manufacturers in his district, thereby attaining the maximum production of munitions in a minimum of time, and also as Chairman of the Bridgeport Ordnance District Claims Board, in which capacity his services have been invaluable to the Nation in adjusting equitably the $346,000,000 worth of outstanding contracts in his district in force at the signing of the Armistice.
War Department, General Orders No. 124 (1919)
Born: at Northumberland County, Virginia
Home Town: Springfield, Massachusetts


FRANKLIN, WALTER S.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Walter S. Franklin, 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. As Officer in Charge of Embarkation Service in the Troop and Cargo Division of the Army Transport Service, a position of great responsibility, by his energy, tact, and initiative, arrangements were effected whereby a large share of the British ocean passenger tonnage was made available for the American use, and whereby additional allied and neutral tonnage for the return of the American Expeditionary Forces was procured. Lieutenant Colonel Franklin has rendered services of much value.
War Department, General Orders No. 56 (1921)
Born: at Ashland, Maryland
Home Town: Baltimore, Maryland


FRASER, LEON
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Leon Fraser, 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 Assistant Judge Advocate of the Services of Supply. In this capacity Major Fraser bore an important part of the responsibility consequent upon deciding a wide variety of legal and administrative questions, including the reviewing of court-martial cases, the preparation of opinions, and the solution of many problems which grew out of the interpretation of United States Statutes, Army Regulations, General Orders, and French and international law involved in the business operations of the American Expeditionary Forces.
War Department, General Orders No. 31 (1922)
Born: at Boston, Massachusetts
Home Town: New York, New York


FRIES, AMOS A.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Amos A. Fries, 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 Chemical Warfare Service, General Fries was charged with the important task of training and equipping our troops for a form of warfare in which the American Army had had no experience prior to the present war. Both in securing proper defensive measures against gas and in developing new methods for its use as an offensive agency, he performed his arduous duties with marked success, thereby rendering valuable services to the American Expeditionary Forces.
War Department, General Orders No. 95 (1919)
Born: at Debello, Wisconsin
Home Town: Central Point, Oregon


FRINK, JAMES L.
(First Award)
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to James L. Frink (0-14587), 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. From 19 October 1918 to 11 November 1918, during the Meuse-Argonne offensive, Major Frink rendered highly meritorious services as Assistant Chief of Staff, G-3, 78th Division. In this position of great responsibility he displayed rare judgment in the selection of points in the line for attack and in the designation of forces to be used in the attack. As acting Chief of Staff for his Division from November 1918 until February 1919, he displayed high professional attainments, unfailing energy, and devotion to duty, contributing in a material way to the success of his Division.
War Department, General Orders No. 14 (1923)
Born: at Ida Grove, Iowa
Home Town: Springfield, Missouri
Personal Awards: 2@ Army Distinguished Service Medals


FULMER, JOHN J.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to John J. Fulmer, 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 Director of Infantry Specialists' School at Langres, France, Lieutenant Colonel Fulmer achieved a notable success in the efficient training of thousands of officers. He also rendered invaluable service while a member of the training section of the General Staff by establishing uniform and effective methods of instruction in musketry training throughout the American Expeditionary Forces.
War Department, General Orders No. 87 (1919)
Born: at Amityville, Pennsylvania
Home Town: Reading, Pennsylvania


FUQUA, STEPHEN O.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Stephen O. Fuqua, 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 charge of the troop movement subsection of G-3, 1st Army, from its organization until he became Chief of Staff, 1st Division, Colonel Fuqua was responsible for and supervised the movements incident to the concentration of troops for the St. Mihiel and Meuse-Argonne offensives of the 1st Army, which involved many thousands of men and was accomplished with the greatest success. His untiring, painstaking, and energetic efforts had a marked effect on the success of these major operations.
War Department, General Orders No. 59 (1919)
Born: at Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Home Town: Baton Route, Louisiana


FURLOW, JAMES WADSWORTH
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to James Wadsworth Furlow, 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. While on duty in the Motor Transport Corps, Colonel Furlow's brilliant conception and able administration were largely responsible for the organization and highly successful operation of the plan for upkeep and maintenance of motor vehicles during the war.
War Department, General Orders No. 69 (1919)
Born: at Americus, Georgia
Home Town: Americus, Georgia


*GALBRAITH, FREDERICK W., JR.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal (Posthumously) to Frederick W. Galbraith, 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 Regimental Commander of the 147th Infantry Regiment, 37th Division, by his energy and ability Colonel Galbraith organized, trained, and brought his regiment to a high state of efficiency and commanded it throughout its operations in the Meuse-Argonne and in the Flanders offensives of the Lys and the Escault River. He has rendered services of conspicuous worth.
War Department, General Orders No. 59 (1921)
Born: at Watertown, Massachusetts
Home Town: Cincinnati, Ohio
Personal Awards: Distinguished Service Cross (WWI), Army Distinguished Service Medal


GARBER, MAX B.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Max B. Garber, 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 Garber commanded with marked distinction the 59th Infantry during the attack on the Vesle. In this command he displayed those high qualities of ability, leadership, and personal courage that marked him as a determining factor in the successes achieved by the 4th Division.
War Department, General Orders No. 35 (1920)
Born: at Marble Rock, Iowa
Home Town: Marble Rock, Iowa


*GARDNER, AUGUSTUS PEABODY
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal (Posthumously) to Augustus Peabody Gardner, 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. Resigning as a Member of Congress to serve under his reserve commission as Colonel, Adjutant General's Department, in 1917, Major Gardner served first at Headquarters, Eastern Department, Governors Island, New York, and later as Adjutant, 31st Division, and commanded a battalion in that regiment until his death. His entire service was characterized by untiring zeal, devotion to duty, and marked success. His splendid example of patriotism will always serve as an inspiration to his countrymen.
War Department, General Orders No. 14 (1923)
Born: November 5, 1865 at Boston, Massachusetts
Home Town: Hamilton, Massachusetts


GARDNER, FULTON Q. C.
(First Award)
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Fulton Q. C. Gardner (0-1902), 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 Secretary of the General Staff.
War Department, General Orders No. 73 (1919)
Born: at Lafayette Springs, Mississippi
Home Town: Fort Smith, Arkansas
Personal Awards: 2@ Army Distinguished Service Medals


GASKILL, CHARLES S.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Charles S. Gaskill, 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. In charge of the Locomotive and Car Repair Shops at Nevers, Lieutenant Colonel Gaskill carried out the installation and operation of this plant, exhibiting rare executive ability and engineering qualifications of the highest order.
War Department, General Orders No. 59 (1919)
Born: at Mount Holly, New Jersey
Home Town: Morristown, New Jersey


GASSER, LORENZO DOW
(First Award)
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Lorenzo Dow Gasser (0-1018), 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 Chief of Motor Transportation Section, Office of the Assistant Chief of Staff, G-4, American Expeditionary Forces, Major Gasser showed unusual ability, tireless energy, and a comprehensive grasp of details in preparing plans for the organization and operation of a general headquarters reserve of motor transportation. Later, As Deputy Assistant Chief of Staff, G-4, at Advance General Headquarters at Treves, Germany, in coordinating the plans for the reception and disposition of enemy war materials, he successfully handled a problem requiring great tack and high professional attainments, thereby rendering services of great value to the American Expeditionary Forces.
War Department, General Orders No. 43 (1922)
Born: February 28, 1977 at Likens, Ohio
Home Town: Tiflin, Ohio
Personal Awards: 3@ Army Distinguished Service Medals


GAUCHE, EDWARD E.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Edward E. Gauche, 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. Charged with the responsibility for the operation of the Statistical and Personnel Divisions, Services of Supply, and for the work of all personnel adjutants functioning under the Statistical Section, Adjutant General's Office, General Headquarters, stationed at all base ports during the repatriation of the American Army, Lieutenant Colonel Gauche displayed administrative and executive ability of a high order and maintained a service that covered the entire theater of operations, exclusive of the zone of the armies during the entire period of military activity. By his fitness and aptitude for the grave responsibilities placed upon him, his tireless energy and unceasing devotion to duty, he contributed materially to the successful operations of the Services of Supply and the American forces in France.
War Department, General Orders No. 15 (1923)
Born: at Lerado, Ohio
Home Town: New York, New York


GENTLE, MARK L.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Mark L. Gentle, 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, in the purchase, inspection, and handling of clothing and equipage for the 13th Supply Zone, thereby contributing greatly to the success in meeting the excessive demands made during the war.
War Department, General Orders No. 14 (1928)
Born: at San Francisco, California
Home Town: San Francisco, California


GERLACH, FRANK C.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Frank C. Gerlach, 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, 146th Infantry Regiment, 37th Division, from May 1917 until October 1918, Colonel Gerlach organized and developed to a high state of efficiency a training school in the Baccarat Sector, France. Later, as Colonel, 145th Infantry Regiment, 37th Division, he commanded his regiment with marked success during the Ypres-Lys offensive, showing at all times great energy, resourcefulness, and splendid leadership, thereby contributing materially to the successes achieved in this important operation.
War Department, General Orders No. 43 (1922)
Born: at Wooster, Ohio
Home Town: Wooster, Ohio


GEROW, LEONARD T.
(First Award)
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Leonard T. Gerow, 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 Officer in Charge of the Sales and Disbursing Division of the Signal Corps. With unusual ability and skill, Lieutenant Colonel Gerow conducted the financial affairs of the Signal Corps and handled the negotiations with such tact and energy that Signal Corps property urgently needed was secured, inspected, and delivered to depots with the minimum of delay. Later, in the negotiations connected with the disposal of Signal Corps plants and stocks, he again performed his exacting duties in a highly meritorious manner, thereby rendering services of great value to the American Expeditionary Forces in a position of great responsibility.
War Department, General Orders No. 49 (1922)
Born: at Dinwiddie County, Virginia
Home Town: Petersburg, Virginia


GIBBS, ELBERT A.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Elbert A. Gibbs, 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 Gibbs served with distinction as Chief of the General Construction Section in the Office of the Director of Construction and Forestry. Charged with the supervision of important engineering construction projects, he gave proof of high professional attainments and keen foresight, rendering invaluable services to the American Expeditionary Forces.
War Department, General Orders No. 87 (1919)
Born: at Kasson, Minnesota
Home Town: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania


GIBBS, GEORGE S.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to George S. Gibbs, 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 to the Chief Signal Officer, American Expeditionary Forces, much of the efficiency of the Signal Service in the zone of advance was due to General Gibbs' splendid ability and to his skill in handling the tactical and technical operations of the Signal Corps organizations attached to the service at the front.
War Department, General Orders No. 59 (1919)
Born: at Harlan, Iowa
Home Town: Harlan, Iowa


GIBSON, ADELNO
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Adelno Gibson, 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 Officer in Charge of the Personnel Subsection of G-1, General Staff Corps, U.S. Army, from October 1917 until August 1918, Lieutenant Colonel Gibson displayed unusual foresight, excellent judgment and resourcefulness in the conception, organization, and operation of the entire replacement system at General Headquarters. By his constant devotion to duty, his great ability for original work, and his high professional attainments he materially contributed to the efficiency of the staff work at General Headquarters, thereby rendering services of great value to the American Expeditionary Forces.
War Department, General Orders No. 9 (1923)
Born: at Marysville, Iowa
Home Town: Oskaloosa, Iowa


GIGNILLIAT, LEIGH R.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Leigh R. Gignilliat, 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 84th Division from 6 October 1917 until 9 November 1918, and of the 37th Division from 9 November 1918 until 15 March 1919, Colonel Gignilliat displayed an unusual devotion to duty and military attainments of a high order, which enabled him to place the Intelligence Sections of both divisions on a high plane of efficiency. From 15 March 1919 to 27 June 1919, as the United States' representative on the Interallied Food Commission, by rare tact, great energy, and marked executive ability he solved with conspicuous success many perplexing problems of supply in our occupied area.
War Department, General Orders No. 43 (1922)
Born: at Savannah, Georgia
Home Town: Culver, Indiana


GILCHRIST, HARRY L.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Harry L. Gilchrist, 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 Delousing and Bathing Services of the American Expeditionary Forces, by his superior administration and splendid efficiency, Colonel Gilchrist contributed materially to the success achieved by the Army at the ports of Brest, Bordeaux, and St. Nazaire in the return to the United States of America.
War Department, General Orders No. 38 (1921)
Born: at Waterloo, Iowa
Home Town: Cleveland, Ohio


GLASSFORD, PELHAM D.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Pelham D. Glassford, 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 Glassford served creditably at the Saumur Artillery School, at the First Corps Artillery School, and as Commander of a regiment of field artillery during t he Chateau-Thierry campaign. Subsequently, upon being promoted to the grade of Brigadier General, he displayed high military attainments and unceasing energy as Commander of the 51st Field Artillery Brigade, rendering invaluable services to the American Expeditionary Forces.
War Department, General Orders No. 89 (1919)
Born: at Las Vegas, Nevada
Home Town: Carthage, Missouri


GLEAVES, SAMUEL R.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Samuel R. Gleaves, 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 42d Division, Colonel Gleaves displayed military attainments of a high order, being constant in devotion to his exacting duties. In the Operations Section, General Headquarters, American Expeditionary Forces, he handled all questions arising in that section pertaining to the arrival, location and issuance of orders for movements of units in the American Expeditionary Forces. In the solution of the perplexing problems which arose he brought to his task a high faculty for organization, coupled with sound judgment and a comprehensive grasp of service conditions.
War Department, General Orders No. 62 (1919)
Born: at Independence, Virginia
Home Town: Wytheville, Virginia


GLENNAN, JAMES D.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to James D. Glennan, 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. In charge of the Hospitalization Division in the Office of the Chief Surgeon, General Glennan directed the establishment, equipment and operation, as well as the evacuation service, of all the American hospitals in France. By his keen foresight, untiring energy, and administrative ability he solved successfully the numerous problems which confronted him, rendering services of the highest value to the American Expeditionary Forces.
War Department, General Orders No. 89 (1919)
Born: at Rochester, New York
Home Town: Washington, D.C.


GODSON, WILLIAM F. H.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to William F. H. Godson, 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 at Berne, Switzerland.
War Department, General Orders No. 124 (1919)
Born: at England Home Town: New Bedford, Massachusetts


GOETHALS, GEORGE W.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to George W. Goethals, 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 reorganizing the Quartermaster Department and in organizing and administering the Division of Purchase, Storage, and Traffic during the war.
War Department, General Orders No. 144 (1918)
Born: at Brooklyn, New York
Home Town: New York, New York


GOLDTHWAIT, JOEL E.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Joel E. Goldthwait, 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 a member of the Medical Corps, Colonel Goldthwait has, by his unusual foresight and organizing ability, made it possible to reclaim for duty thousands of men suffering from physical defects. He has thereby materially conserved for combat service a great number of men who would have been lost to the service.
War Department, General Orders No. 59 (1919)
Born: at Marblehead, Massachusetts
Home Town: Boston, Massachusetts


GOODALL, HARRY W.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Harry W. Goodall, 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, while in command of the Gas Hospital of the Justice Hospital Group from the beginning of the St. Mihiel offensive until October 1918.
War Department, General Orders No. 56 (1921)
Born: at Wells Beach, Maine
Home Town: Boston, Massachusetts


GOODRICH, ANNIE W.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Annie W. Goodrich, Contract 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 organizer and First Dean of the Army School of Nursing, by her individual energy, ability, and breadth of vision, Contract Nurse Goodrich enrolled, trained, and placed at the disposal of the Medical Department of the Army 1,800 selected student nurses. These young women were of inestimable assistance to the Army Nurse Corps at a time when there was a shortage of nurses and an enormous influx of patients in the Army hospitals because of the influenza epidemic. Through her efforts there was put into operation a system of training of student nurses which contributed in a remarkable degree to the success of the Medical Department in the saving of hundreds of lives during the World War.
War Department, General Orders No. 9 (1923)
Born: at New Brunswick, New Jersey
Home Town: New York, New York


GOODRICH, CHARLES C.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Charles C. Goodrich, 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 Chief Representative in England of the Liquidation Commission, Lieutenant Colonel Goodrich displayed unusual professional ability, tact, resourcefulness and sound judgment. As Executive Officer in the Office of the Chief Purchasing Officer, Ordnance Department, American Expeditionary Forces, he coordinated and supervised the activities of that office and maintained cordial and effective relations with the French Ministry of Armament. The grave and important duties performed by Colonel Goodrich were of immeasurable value to the Government and contributed markedly to the successful operations of the American Expeditionary Forces.
War Department, General Orders No. 15 (1923)
Born: at Akron, Ohio
Home Town: Orange, New Jersey


GOODRICH, DAVID M.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to David M. Goodrich, 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, of the 78th Division, Lieutenant Colonel Goodrich rendered excellent services; as a student at the Army General Staff College at Langres he was eminently successful, as a member of the G-2 Section at American Expeditionary Forces he performed duties of great importance, and as Director of the Liaison Section of the Interallied Games Committee he demonstrated superior executive ability by the satisfactory management of his many tasks which insured the success of the Interallied Games.
War Department, General Orders No. 116 (1919)
Born: at Akron, Ohio
Home Town: New York, New York


GOODWIN, ROBERT E.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Robert E. Goodwin, 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 101st Field Artillery, 26th Division, From 11 September 1918 to 28 April 1919, by his high standards, exceptional ability, and unusual grasp of the principles of artillery, Colonel Goodwin rendered conspicuous services during the St. Mihiel offensive, and later during the operations north of Verdun. His sound judgment and tact, his unflagging energy coupled with the very close cooperation he maintained with the Infantry, were of very great assistance to the Infantry in these operations. His high technical attainments and extraordinary activity contributed materially to the success of the operations of his Division.
War Department, General Orders No. 56 (1922)
Born: at Cambridge, Massachusetts
Home Town: Concord, Massachusetts


GORDON, WALTER H.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Walter H. Gordon, 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 Brigade Commander of the 10th Infantry Brigade, 5th Division, General Gordon showed great energy and zeal in the conduct of his brigade during the major part of its maneuvers. Later, as Division Commander of the 6th Division, by his painstaking efforts, he brought his division to a marked state of efficiency, rendering services of great value to the American Expeditionary Forces.
War Department, General Orders No. 70 (1919)
Born: at Wilkinson County, Mississippi
Home Town: St. Landry Parish, Louisiana


GORGAS, WILLIAM C.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to William C. Gorgas, 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 Surgeon General of the Army, in organizing and administering the Medical Department during the war.
War Department, General Orders No. 144 (1918)
Born: at Mobile, Alabama
Home Town: Tuscaloosa, Alabama


GOSMAN, GEORGE H. R.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to George H. R. Gosman, 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. 1, Colonel Gosman was confronted with the tremendous task of transporting a group of partly finished barracks into an efficient and systematic hospital. He displayed sound judgment and great organizing ability. As Chief Surgeon, 4th Army Corps, American Expeditionary Forces, during the St. Mihiel offensive he displayed high medical military attainments in the disposition of his units and the provision for evacuation of the wounded and for supplies.
War Department, General Orders No. 59 (1921)
Born: at Brooklyn, New York
Home Town: New York, New York


GOSS, BYRON C.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Byron C. Goss, Lieutenant 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 Chemical Advisor in the Office of the Chief of Chemical Warfare Service, later as Chief Gas Officer of the 1st Army Corps, and finally of the 2d Army, by his untiring energy, exceptional ability, and wide knowledge of gases Lieutenant Colonel Goss rendered service of great value to the American Expeditionary Forces in practically every battle in which American troops were engaged, thereby contributing materially to our success.
War Department, General Orders No. 3 (1924)
Born: at Rocheser, Indiana
Home Town: Princeton, New Jersey


GOTWALS, JOHN C.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to John C. Gotwals, 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 Searchlight Officer, American Expeditionary Forces, Lieutenant Colonel Gotwals rendered conspicuous service in a position of great responsibility and in a field which was practically new to our service. By his unlimited energy, marked inventive faculties, and high technical skill, together with his ever-present willingness to cooperate with our allies, he organized and directed with great success an exceedingly advanced technical service for the night protection of troops concentrations, communications, supply and manufacture establishments, in rear areas, thereby contributing materially to the success of the American Expeditionary Forces.
War Department, General Orders No. 56 (1922)
Born: at Yerkes, Pennsylvania
Home Town: Yorktown Heights, New York


GOWENLOCK, THOMAS R.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Thomas R. Gowenlock, 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 Assistant Chief of Staff, G-2, 1st Division, immediately before the St. Mihiel offensive Major Gowenlock displayed resourcefulness, ability, and devotion to duty in securing information under the most adverse circumstances, upon which the attack of the division was based. Throughout the operations of the 1st Division in the Meuse-Argonne advance from 30 September to 11 November 1918, Major Gowenlock demonstrated an unusually high degree of efficiency, courage, and devotion, at all times displaying superior judgment, and seized every opportunity during the critical situations to sustain the morale of the command, as well as to furnish Division Headquarters with indispensable information. By his exceptional ability and devotion to duty he executed the most difficult missions assigned to him, thus rendering important services to the American Expeditionary Forces in the operations against the enemy.
War Department, General Orders No. 14 (1923)
Born: at Clay Center, Kansas
Home Town: Chicago, Illinois


GRAHAM, ALDEN M.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Alden M. Graham, 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 Motor Transport Officer of the 3d Division and later of the 5th Army Corps during the entire Meuse-Argonne offensive, by his superior ability, skill, leadership, and capacity for organization Lieutenant Colonel Graham overcame most difficult conditions and maintained the transportation of the corps upon which the success of the operations so largely depended.
War Department, General Orders No. 38 (1922)
Born: at Monmouth, Illinois
Home Town: San Francisco, California


GRAHAM, GEORGE F.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to George F. Graham, 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. As Quartermaster, 42d Division, during the entire time of its operations from May until November 1918, by his zeal, indefatigable efforts, and unusual ability as an organizer and administrator, Lieutenant Colonel Graham solved many difficult problems under most adverse circumstances and assured the supply of the division at all times with those articles for which he was responsible, thereby rendering services of great value to the American Expeditionary Forces.
War Department, General Orders No. 49 (1922)
Born: at Safe Harbor, Pennsylvania
Home Town: Helena, Montana


GRAHAM, JAMES H.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to James H. Graham, 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. In charge of all the Engineer Depots in France for more than six months during the initial period of our entry into the war, Colonel Graham performed his exacting duties with rare professional ability and unflagging zeal. Later, as Supervisor of Railroad and Dock Construction in the Office of the Chief Engineer, he rendered services of great value in connection with development of dock facilities for the American Expeditionary Forces.
War Department, General Orders No. 87 (1919)
Born: at Louisville, Kentucky
Home Town: Sound Beach, Connecticut


GRANT, ULYSSES S., III
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Ulysses S. Grant, III, 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 Secretary of the American section, Supreme War Council, Colonel Grant was entrusted with the most important duty of coordinating the work of the Joint Secretariat of the Supreme War Council and of the Joint Secretariat of the Military Representatives of the Supreme War Council, and as a member of the War Prisoners' commission, Berne, Switzerland, he has rendered conspicuous service to the Government.
War Department, General Orders No. 69 (1919)
Born: at Chicago, Illinois
Home Town: New York, New York


GRANT, WALTER S.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Walter S. Grant, 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 Deputy Chief of Staff of the 1st Army, by his high professional attainments and ability Colonel Grant rendered valuable assistance in the staff work preparatory to and during the St. Mihiel and Argonne-Meuse offensives. As Chief of Staff of the 1st Army Corps, he displayed the same tact, zeal, and energy which marked the previous character of his services.
War Department, General Orders No. 50 (1919)
Born: at Ithaca, New York
Home Town: Ithaca, New York


GRAVES, ERNEST G.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Ernest G. Graves, 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 Graves was charged with the construction of the Grieves Storage Depot and later was appointed Engineer Officer of the Intermediate Section, Services of Supply, where he was placed in charge of all construction projects west of Bourges. As Engineer Officer of Base Section No. 2 and of the Advance Section, S.O.S., he performed the duties with which he was entrusted in a conspicuously meritorious manner. In the many responsible capacities in which he was employed the performance of his duty was characterized by sound judgment and untiring zeal.
War Department, General Orders No. 59 (1919)
Born: at Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Home Town: Chapel Hill, North Carolina


GRAY, QUINN
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Quinn Gray, 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 an instructor at the Army General Staff College, Colonel Gray displayed high military attainments and unfailing energy, performing services of the greatest value in connection with the instruction and training of officers for General Staff duty.
War Department, General Orders No. 108 (1919)
Born: at Plantersville, Texas
Home Town: Waco, Texas


GREELY, JOHN N.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to John N. Greely, 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 Operations Section of the General Staff, 1st Division, and later as Chief of that section, Colonel Greely showed sound judgment in the tactical operations before Cantigny, Soissons, and St. Mihiel. As Chief of Staff of the 1st Division, he was a material factor in the success of the operations against the enemy in the Meuse-Argonne offensive, where he demonstrated ability of a high order.
War Department, General Orders No. 59 (1919)
Born: at Washington, D.C.
Home Town: Newburyport, Massachusetts


GREELY, WILLIAM B.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to William B. Greely, 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. In charge of the Forestry Section of the Division of Construction in Forestry from 1 September 1918 to 6 July 1919, Lieutenant Colonel Greely supervised the operations of all forestry troops in France. He rendered highly important and valuable service to the Government, contributing markedly to the success of the American forces in France.
War Department, General Orders No. 3 (1924)
Born: at Oswego, New York
Home Town: Washington, D.C.


GREEN, FREDERICK W.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Frederick W. Green, 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. As Superintendent of the Port of Brest, Lieutenant Colonel Green organized the task expeditiously and with great ability. Without previous organization or sufficient personnel to aid him, and confronted by many serious obstacles, he, by sheer force of will, supported by untiring energy, undertook a new work and created the organization which was competent to unload the largest ships in a surprisingly short period of time. His service was most valuable to the American Expeditionary Forces.
War Department, General Orders No. 59 (1919)
Born: at Rock Island, Illinois
Home Town: St. Louis, Missouri


GRIER, HARRY S.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Harry S. Grier, 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 Chief of the Legal Department, Office of the Officer in Charge of Civil Affairs, Army of Occupation in Germany; Post Commandant and Officer in Charge of Civil Affairs in the city of Trier and later of all of the Bezirk of Trier lying within the American zone of occupation, and Officer in Charge of Civil Affairs, City of Coblenz, also as Chief of the Department of Schools and Charitable Institutions, in all of which duties Colonel Grier displayed excellent judgment in dealing with civil officials and the civil population, and by his tact, firmness, and fairness contributed to the success of the American occupation of German territory.
War Department, General Orders No. 16 (1929)
Born: at Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Home Town: Allegheny, Pennsylvania


GRISCOM, LLOYD C.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Lloyd C. Griscom, 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. Lieutenant Colonel Griscom served with marked ability as Adjutant of the 77th Division during the early days of its organization and training. As special representative of the Commander in Chief with the Minister of War of Great Britain, he fulfilled with great distinction and credit the duties of an office requiring ability, tact, and address.
War Department, General Orders No. 89 (1919)
Born: at Riverton, New Jersey
Home Town: New York, New York


GRISSINGER, JAY W.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Jay W. Grissinger, 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 of the 42d Division, and later as Chief Surgeon of the 1st Army Corps during its operations on the Marne and in the St. Mihiel and Meuse-Argonne offensives, Colonel Grissinger displayed qualities of leadership, high professional attainments, and rare judgment in energetically directing the work of the sanitary units under his control in providing front-line hospitalization and evacuation facilities for our sick and wounded in the field.
War Department, General Orders No. 70 (1919)
Born: at Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
Home Town: York, Pennsylvania


GROOME, JOHN C.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to John C. Groome, 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 Chief of the Officers' Leave Bureau, France. By his untiring energy and devotion to duty Colonel Groome rendered a service of great value to the morale of the American Army at a difficult time.
War Department, General Orders No. 19 (1922)
Born: at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Home Town: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


GROVE, WILLIAM REMSBURG
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to William Remsburg Grove, 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 Chief of the Supply Division, Quartermaster General's Office, a position of great responsibility, Colonel Grove was charged with the procurement of the subsistence supplies of the Army in the United States and in France, and to him is due the organization of the Subsistence Division of the Officer of the Quartermaster General. In cooperation with the Food Administration, he made arrangements for the procurement of all subsistence supplies required for the Army. He rendered services of much value.
War Department, General Orders No. 17 (1924)
Born: May 16, 1872 at Montezuma, Iowa
Home Town: Denver, Colorado
Personal Awards: MOH (Philippine Insurrection), Army Distinguished Service Medal


GRUBER, EDMUND L.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Edmund L. Gruber, 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. Colonel Gruber displayed exceptional ability in planning the organization of Field Artillery Brigade Fire Centers; in April 1918, he established such a center at Fort Sill, and during the remainder of the war displayed rare judgment and high professional attainments in the administration of this center.
War Department, General Orders No. 69 (1919)
Born: at Cincinnati, Ohio
Home Town: Cincinnati, Ohio


GRUNERT, GEORGE
(First Award)
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to George Grunert, Lieutenant 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 remarkable skill, constantly displaying zeal and high military attainments, Lieutenant Colonel Grunert performed his exacting duties as Assistant Chief of Staff, G-1, of the 1st Corps, during the successive operations at Chateau-Thierry, on the Ourcq and Vesle, and in the St. Mihiel and Argonne-Meuse offensives. By his untiring and painstaking efforts and unusual ability he performed the most difficult tasks, rendering services of great value to the Government.
War Department, General Orders No. 59 (1919)
Born: at White Haven, Pennsylvania
Home Town: White Haven, Pennsylvania


GULICK, JOHN W.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to John W. Gulick, 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 Chief of the Operations Section and later as Chief of Staff of the Army Artillery of the 1st Army, Colonel Gulick demonstrated a keen conception of all of the tactical situations which confronted the artillery of the 1st Army. By his high professional attainments and sound military judgment, he handled the many complex problems of the 1st Army Artillery with marked skill, and thereby contributed, in no small degree, to the success of this unit in the St. Mihiel and Meuse-Argonne offensives.
War Department, General Orders No. 19 (1920)
Born: at Goldsboro, North Carolina
Home Town: Goldsboro, North Carolina


GULLION, ALLEN W.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Allen W. Gullion, Lieutenant Colonel (Judge Advocate General's Department), 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 national administration of the Selective Service Law from 4 May 1917 to 26 March 1918. As Chief of Publicity and Information under the Provost Marshal General, Lieutenant Colonel Gullion successfully conducted the campaign to popularize Selective Service. Later, as Acting Executive Officer to the Provost Marshall General, he solved many intricate problems with firmness, promptness, and common sense. Finally, as the first Chief of the Mobilization Division of the Provost Marshal General's Office, he supervised all matters relating to the making and filling of calls and the accomplishment of individual instructions. To each of his varied and important duties he brought a high order of ability and remarkable powers of application. His services were of great value in raising our National Army.
War Department, General Orders No. 9 (1923)
Born: at Carrollton, Kentucky
Home Town: Carrollton, Kentucky


GUNBY, FRANK M.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Frank M. Gunby, 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 Officer in Charge of the Engineering Branch of the Construction Division of the Army. The success of the engineering features of the Army building program is in large measure due to Colonel Gunby's genius for organization, his ability to judge men and inspire in them a determination to succeed. The services he rendered are of signal worth.
War Department, General Orders No. 103 (1919)
Born: at Charleston, South Carolina
Home Town: Boston, Massachusetts


GUNBY, SAMUEL C.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Samuel C. Gunby, 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, in evacuating and personally caring for the wounded of the 3d Division under heavy shell and machine-gun fire daily during the defensive and offensive operations on the Marne and for great devotion under shell fire in personally establishing the Battalion Aid Stations at Chartreves, Jaulgonne, and Le Charmel between 14 July and 1 August 1918.
War Department, General Orders No. 53 (1921)
Born: at England Home Town: Detroit, Michigan

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