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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

 

HAAN, WILLIAM G.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to William G. Haan, 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 Haan, in Command of the 32d Division, took a prominent part in the Argonne-Meuse offensive and in the brilliant and successful attack against the Cote Dame Marie, covering several days, which deprived the enemy of the key point of the position. His clear conception of the tactical situations involved showed him to be a military leader of superior order.
War Department, General Orders No. 12 (1919)
Born: at Crown Point, Indiana
Home Town: Crown Point, Indiana


HACKETT, HORATIO B.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Horatio B. Hackett, 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 Commanding the 124th Field Artillery, 33d Division, during the St. Mihiel and Meuse-Argonne offensives until he was severely wounded.
War Department, General Orders No. 56 (1921)
Born: at Chicago, Illinois
Home Town: Abilene, Kansas


HAGERLING, SIDNEY A.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Sidney A. Hagerling, 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, 28th Division, during the operations of his Division on the Vesle in September 1918, and later during the Meuse-Argonne offensive, Colonel Hagerling by his complete knowledge of his duties, his ceaseless energy, his initiative and his devotion to duty, regardless of extreme difficulties of terrain and heavy shell fire by the enemy in open-warfare situations, maintained the telephone net of the Division intact at all times, thereby enabling the Division Commander to communicate with all elements of the Division, even the front line, and assisting very materially in the control and conduct of the Division and in bringing its operations to a very successful conclusion.
War Department, General Orders No. 38 (1922)
Born: at Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Home Town: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania


HAGOOD, JOHNSON
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Johnson Hagood, 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 Services of Supply of the American Expeditionary Forces in France, General Hagood's ability for organization, his energy, and his sound judgment were factors in the efficiency of this important branch. By his marked zeal and aggressiveness he greatly added to the successful administrations of the Services of Supply.
War Department, General Orders No. 12 (1919)
Born: at Orangeburg, South Carolina
Home Town: Columbia, South Carolina


HALE, HARRY C.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Harry C. Hale, 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. While in Command of the 84th Division during its organization and training in the United States and after the armistice in Command of the 29th Division in France, by his ceaseless energy and closest personal supervision of the training, discipline, and supply of his commands, General Hale displayed rare qualities of leadership, organization, tact, and judgment. His brilliant professional attainments, his steadfast devotion to duty, and his loyalty to superiors were reflected in the high standards maintained throughout the divisions under his command, and he thus rendered important services to the American Expeditionary Forces and contributed conspicuously to the success of the operations.
War Department, General Orders No. 38 (1922)
Born: at Knoxville, Illinois
Home Town: Galesburg, Illinois


HALE, RICHARD K.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Richard K. Hale, 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 Assistant Chief of Staff, G-1, 2d Army Corps, from March 1918 until April 1919, Colonel Hale displayed exceptional ability in the organization and administration of that Division of the Corps Staff. With rare tact he assisted in the establishment of most cordial relations with the British organizations with which the Corps was serving. He showed excellent judgment and great administrative ability in the handling of important questions in the arrangements for the service of American troops with the British.
War Department, General Orders No. 56 (1922)
Born: at Boston, Massachusetts
Home Town: Brookline, Massachusetts


HALL, HARRISON
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Harrison Hall, 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, in organizing and assisting in the conduct of training camps in the United States. Later, as Chief of Staff of the American Embarkation Center at Le Mans and as Chief of Staff of the 1st Replacement Depot at St. Aignan, he assisted in the organization of a system of evacuation which insured a very satisfactory flow of personnel to ports of embarkation. In these capacities he displayed exceptional efficiency.
War Department, General Orders No. 31 (1922)
Born: at Dayton, Ohio
Home Town: Dayton, Ohio


HALLORAN, PAUL S.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Paul S. Halloran, 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 Halloran served with great credit as Division Surgeon of the 90th Division from the date of its organization throughout its service in the field, displaying sound judgment, marked professional skill, and untiring energy. By enforcing effective sanitary measures he maintained the combat strength of his Division, and by his able direction of the Medical Services he was largely responsible for the proper care of the sick and wounded.
War Department, General Orders No. 103 (1919)
Born: at Camp Wright, California
Home Town: York, Pennsylvania


HALSEY, CHARLES W.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Charles W. Halsey, Major (Quartermaster Corps), U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I, as Deputy of the Chief Quartermaster, in the service of the 4th Section of the General Staff at General Headquarters, a position of great responsibility, in which he rendered services of marked worth in all details relative to the Quartermaster Corps.
War Department, General Orders No. 53 (1921)
Born: at Newark, New Jersey
Home Town: New York, New York


HALSTEAD, LAURENCE
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Laurence Halstead, 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 Officer in Charge of Quartermaster Schools and Assistant to Officer in Charge of Administrative Division, Office of the Quartermaster General from April to August 1917, Colonel Halstead rendered valuable service in the organization and operation of these schools. As Chief of Staff, 84th Division, from August 1917 to November 1918, by his marked efficiency, loyal devotion to duty, and high military attainments, he played an important part in the successful organization, training, and operations of that Division. Later as Assistant Chief of Staff, G-3, 1st Army, from November 1918 to April 1919, he performed many tasks of great responsibility in a highly meritorious manner.
War Department, General Orders No. 49 (1922)
Born: at Riverside, Ohio
Home Town: Riverside, Ohio


HALYBURTON, EDGAR M. (POW)
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Edgar M. Halyburton, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. Sergeant Halyburton, while a prisoner in the hands of the German Government from November 1917 to November 1918, voluntarily took command of the different camps in which he was located and under difficult conditions established administrative and personnel headquarters, organized the men into units, billeted them systematically, established sanitary regulations and made equitable distribution of supplies. He established an intelligence service to prevent our men giving information to the enemy and prevent the enemy from introducing propaganda. His patriotism and leadership under trying conditions were an inspiration to his fellow prisoners and contributed greatly to the amelioration of their hardships.
War Department, General Orders No. 72 (1920)
Born: at Stony Point, North Carolina
Home Town: Taylorsville, North Carolina


HAM, SAMUEL V.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Samuel V. Ham, 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, 109th Infantry, 28th Division, Colonel Ham displayed in combat rare qualities of leadership, unusual tactical judgment, and devotion to duty. Severely wounded in action he returned to duty as Commanding Officer of troops at Is-sur-Tille, a position of great responsibility, in which he acquitted himself with great credit, contributing materially to the proper functioning of the Services of Supply, American Expeditionary Forces.
War Department, General Orders No. 13 (1923)
Born: at Markleville, Indiana
Home Town: Warrington, Indiana
Personal Awards: Distinguished Service Cross (WWII), Army Distinguished Service Medal, Purple Heart


HAMBLETON, THOMAS EDWARD
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Thomas Edward Hambleton, Colonel (Adjutant General's Corps), U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. Colonel Hambleton displayed unusual skill and untiring zeal in organizing and administering the Statistical Division of the Adjutant General's Office. With no precedent to guide or assist him, he showed marked initiative in this most difficult task, creating a wonderful record of achievement, which is a tribute to his ability and clear-sightedness amid a maze of details. Self-sacrificing in his devotion to duty, he achieved excellent results in all his endeavors.
War Department, General Orders No. 59 (1919)
Born: at Baltimore, Maryland
Home Town: Lutherville, Maryland


HAMILTON, GEORGE L.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to George L. Hamilton, 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, in organizing and administering the Motor Dispatch Service of the American Expeditionary Forces.
War Department, General Orders No. 47 (1921)
Born: at Covington, Kentucky
Home Town: Boston, Massachusetts


HAMILTON, WESLEY W. K.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Wesley W. K. Hamilton, 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 Adjutant, Base Section No. 3, in 1917 - 1918, in the initial development, extension, and administration of those headquarters through whose agency vast supplies and over a million troops were forwarded to France, Colonel Hamilton rendered a service of great value.
War Department, General Orders No. 27 (1922)
Born: at Cincinnati, Ohio
Home Town: Dayton, Ohio


HAMMOND, THOMAS W.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Thomas W. Hammond, Colonel (Infantry), U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. While a member of the General Staff in the early days of the war, Colonel Hammond's judgment and ability were applied to the solution of intricate problems concerning the distribution of the Draft. He rendered meritorious service in France both as a line and as a Staff Officer. The services rendered by him, pertaining to the preparation and development of the Reorganization Act of June 4, 1920, have been of great value to the Army.
War Department, General Orders No. 15 (1921)
Born: at Ashland, Oregon
Home Town: Ashland, Oregon


HAND, DANIEL W.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Daniel W. Hand, 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 Assistant Director and Director of the Department of Firing in the School of Fire for Field Artillery, Fort Sill, Oklahoma, from October 1917 to October 1918.
War Department, General Orders No. 19 (1921)
Born: at St. Paul, Minnesota
Home Town: Oakmont, Pennsylvania


HANNER, JOHN W.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to John W. Hanner, 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 Hanner displayed high professional attainments and loyal devotion to duty. Subsequently, as Chief Surgeon, 4th Army Corps, by his able supervision of the medical and sanitary units under his direction he rendered invaluable services in connection with the care of many sick and wounded.
War Department, General Orders No. 89 (1919)
Born: at Franklin, Tennessee
Home Town: Franklin, Tennessee


HANNUM, WARREN T.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Warren T. Hannum, 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 a member of the Training Section, General Staff, Colonel Hannum efficiently supervised the technical and tactical training of engineer, gas, and tank troops and the operation of the schools for those services. In the performance of his manifold duties he displayed military attainments of a high order, rendering service of importance to the American Expeditionary Forces.
War Department, General Orders No. 89 (1919)
Born: at Pottsville, Pennsylvania
Home Town: Pottsville, Pennsylvania


HANSON, MARCUS H.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Marcus H. Hanson, 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, in charge of the Administrative Division, a position of great responsibility, in which he rendered services of conspicuous worth.
War Department, General Orders No. 56 (1921)
Born: at Stow, Massachusetts
Home Town: San Antonio, Texas


HARBORD, JAMES G.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to James G. Harbord, Major General, U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I, as Chief of the Staff of the American Expeditionary Forces, and later as Commanding General, Services of Supply, in both of which important positions his great constructive ability and professional attainments have played an important part in the success obtained by our armies. General Harbord commanded the Marine Brigade of the 2d Division, Belleau Wood, and later ably commanded the 2d Division during the attack on Soissons, France, on 18 July 1918.
War Department, General Orders No. 136 (1918)
Born: at Bloomington, Illinois
Home Town: Council Grove, Kansas


HARDEMAN, LETCHER
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Letcher Hardeman, 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. From 30 May 1917 until 10 October 1918, as Principal Assistant in the Supply Office of the Quartermaster General, Colonel Hardeman showed great executive ability, excellent judgment, and a rare understanding of supply problems. On 10 October 1918, during the period of urgent demand for animals so necessary to our overseas forces, he became Chief of the Remount Service, and by his knowledge, efficiency, and broad experience he was able to organize and perfect the system for the purchase, collection, and shipment of large numbers of animals to supply these demands. Immediately after the signing of the armistice, he again rendered conspicuous services by instituting the method by which 200,000 surplus animals were promptly and efficiently disposed of, resulting in the saving of an enormous sum to the Government.
War Department, General Orders No. 38 (1922)
Born: at Arrow Rock, Missouri
Home Town: Grays Summit, Missouri


HARJES, HENRY H.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Henry H. Harjes, Lieutenant Colonel (Infantry), U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. As Chief Liaison Officer of the American Expeditionary Forces, Lieutenant Colonel Harjes rendered most valuable and important service in establishing and maintaining cordial relations between the French and American authorities. His efforts materially furthered that deep feeling of understanding which marks the association of the allied Armies.
War Department, General Orders No. 59 (1919)
Born: at Paris, France
Home Town: New York, New York


HARMON, KENNETH B.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Kenneth B. Harmon, 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. With exceptionally sound judgment and marked initiative, Lieutenant Colonel Harmon displayed a wide comprehension of existing conditions, solving perplexing problems connected with the establishment and operation of the Storage System of the Ordnance Department of the American Expeditionary Forces. He opened first a base, then an intermediate depot, and later an advance depot, accomplishing these tasks in spite of numerous obstacles. At all times tireless in energy he worked to insure an adequate supply of ordnance material for the troops at the front.
War Department, General Orders No. 74 (1919)
Born: at San Francisco, California
Home Town: Altoona, Pennsylvania


HARRELL, WILLIAM F.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to William F. Harrell, 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 Harrell served through all operations of the 1st Division in this war, and at all times was conspicuous for his courage, judgment, and leadership. As Battalion and Regimental Commander in the 16th Infantry Regiment, he distinguished himself by his exceptional energetic and efficient command of his units. During the rapid advance of the 1st Division upon Sedan he carried out a most difficult mission of the Division in that he successfully covered its right flank in a night march of about 20 kilometers, across broken country, in the face of the enemy. Herein he exhibited the qualities of a most able commander.
War Department, General Orders No. 59 (1919)
Born: at Marion, South Carolina
Home Town: Marion, South Carolina
Personal Awards: Distinguished Service Cross (WWI), Army Distinguished Service Medal


HARRIES, GEORGE H.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to George H. Harries, Brigadier General, U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. As Commanding General of Base Section No. 5, General Harries successfully directed the manifold activities at the Port of Brest during the time when troop arrivals were at their maximum. He overcame seemingly insurmountable obstacles in coordinating and organizing his important task. Subsequently, upon being sent on a special mission to Berlin in connection with the repatriation of allied prisoners of war, he displayed commendable tact and energy.
War Department, General Orders No. 103 (1919)
Born: at South Wales Home Town: Washington, D.C.


HARRIS, CHARLES T., JR.
(First Award)
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Charles T. Harris, Jr., 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 American Mission of Powder and Explosives Manufacture which visited England. Later, as Chief of the Powder and Explosive Section of the Engineering Division of the Office of the Chief of Ordnance, he applied foreign methods of manufacture to United States industry so successfully that not only were the needs of the United States fully met, but a considerable surplus of these materials was rendered available for the co-belligerents against Germany.
War Department, General Orders No. 77 (1919)
Born: at Mexia, Texas
Home Town: Mexia, Texas


HARRIS, PETER C.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Peter C. Harris, 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. During his service in the Adjutant General's Department, General Harris' zeal, energy, and judgment have been made manifest by the reforms accomplished in record keeping systems in the War Department and in the Army.
War Department, General Orders No. 25 (1919)
Born: at Kingston, Georgia
Home Town: Cedartown, Georgia


HART, WILLIAM H.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to William H. Hart, 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 serving as Quartermaster, Base Section No. 1. By his thorough knowledge of methods and standards of supplying troops, his resourcefulness and comprehensive study of the innumerable details of the largest and most important supply bases in France, Colonel Hart executed the important duties with which he was entrusted in a highly satisfactory and especially efficient manner.
War Department, General Orders No. 59 (1919)
Born: at Winona, Minnesota
Home Town: Bath, South Carolina


HARTE, RICHARD H.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Richard H. Harte, Colonel (Medical Corps), U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. From May 1917 until May 1919, as Director of Professional Services and later as Commanding Officer, Base Hospital No. 10, Surgical Consultant, American Expeditionary Forces, Member of the Interallied Medical and Surgical Conference, and one of the pioneer instructors in the principles of battle surgery, by his high professional attainments, keen foresight, and untiring energy, Colonel Harte solved successfully many problems which confronted him, rendering services of the greatest value to the American Expeditionary Forces.
War Department, General Orders No. 9 (1923)
Born: at Rock Island, Illinois
Home Town: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


HARTMAN, CHARLES D.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Charles D. Hartman, Colonel (Quartermaster Corps), U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. As Chief of the Utilities Section of the Construction Division, Quartermaster Corps, Colonel Hartman was charged with the direction of the manifold activities involved in the maintenance of all fixed properties of the War Department, United States Army Cantonments, including buildings and roads, the operation of all utilities, including water, sewage plants and systems, lighting, heating, refrigeration, and power plants throughout the United States. The untiring energy, sound professional judgment, administrative and executive ability displayed by Colonel Hartman contributed in a signal way to the successful operations of the Quartermaster Corps during the World War.
War Department, General Orders No. 14 (1923)
Born: at Brookhaven, Mississippi
Home Town: Brookhaven, Mississippi


HARTMAN, EDWARD T.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Edward T. Hartman, 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 Hartman organized the 357th Infantry Regiment, 90th Division, and commanded it with extraordinary ability during its training period and throughout its active operations. To his energy, zeal, and high qualities of leadership were largely due the consistently high standards of efficiency maintained in his regiment and the successes which it achieved in the St. Mihiel and Meuse-Argonne offensives.
War Department, General Orders No. 89 (1919)
Born: at Chicago, Illinois
Home Town: Milwaukee, Wisconsin


HARTS, WILLIAM W.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to William W. Harts, 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 important District of Paris, by his painstaking efforts and able directorship, General Harts maintained a high standard of discipline and efficiency among his large command. By his tact and keen perception he handled numerous diplomatic affairs with great satisfaction, rendering services of a superior value to the American Expeditionary Forces.
War Department, General Orders No. 89 (1919)
Born: at Sprinfield, Illinois
Home Town: Springfield, Illinois


HARTSHORN, EDWIN S.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Edwin S. Hartshorn, Colonel (Infantry), U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. As Chief of the Coordination Section, Office of the Executive Assistant to the Chief of Staff, Colonel Hartshorn's energy, judgment, and foresight have been of exceptional value to the War Department and to the Army.
War Department, General Orders No. 98 (1919)
Born: at Troy, New York
Home Town: New York, New York


HASE, WILLIAM F.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to William F. Hase, 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 Senior Assistant to the Chief of Coast Artillery in the preparation and execution of plans for the effective accomplishment of the duties assigned to the Coast Artillery Corps in the operations in France.
War Department, General Orders No. 69 (1919)
Born: at Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Home Town: Milwaukee, Wisconsin


HASKELL, WILLIAM N.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to William N. Haskell, 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 Haskell exhibited devotion, skill, and untiring energy as Chief of the Operations Section, 4th Army Corps, during its organization and in the St. Mihiel offensive. As Chief of the Operations Section, 2d Army, he rendered exceptionally meritorious service during the organization of that Army and in the operations north of Toul during October and November 1918.
War Department, General Orders No. 59 (1919)
Born: at Bath-on-the-Hudson, New York
Home Town: Albany, New York


HATCH, HENRY J.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Henry J. Hatch, 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 Heavy Artillery Section, Office of the Chief of Artillery of the American Expeditionary Forces in France, a position involving individual and independent responsibility, General Hatch performed services of inestimable value in connection with the organization, equipment, and training of the Artillery troops in France.
War Department, General Orders No. 19 (1922)
Born: at Charlotte, Michigan
Home Town: Ionia, Michigan


HATHAWAY, LEVY M.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Levy M. Hathaway, 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, 83d Division, throughout its organization, training, and combat operations, by his devotion to duty, untiring energy, and high professional attainments, Colonel Hathaway rendered conspicuous service, maintaining at all times a remarkable health record in the Division. His handling of the wounded, involving personal exposure to heavy enemy fire during his daily inspections of the advanced dressing stations, was notable for its extraordinary efficiency. Later, as Chief Surgeon, 9th Army Corps, he again rendered highly meritorious service to the American Expeditionary Forces.
War Department, General Orders No. 56 (1922)
Born: at Owensboro, Kentucky
Home Town: Owensboro, Kentucky


HAY, WILLIAM H.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to William H. Hay, 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 184th Infantry Brigade, General Hay showed efficient leadership. Promoted to Major Generalship in the early part of October 1918, he took command of the 28th Division, and by his marked ability and great energy he contributed to the successes attained by the Division during the time in which he was in command. He rendered services of a high character to the American Expeditionary Forces.
War Department, General Orders No. 89 (1919)
Born: at Monticello, Florida
Home Town: Drifton, Florida


HAYES, EDWARD S.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Edward S. Hayes, 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, 78th Division, in the St. Mihiel and Meuse-Argonne offensives, Lieutenant Colonel Hayes was an important factor in the success of the Division and rendered exceptional services by the persistence and courage of his front line reconnaissances; by his originality and the soundness of his plans of relief and attack, and by the clearness and correctness of all orders written by him for the operations of the Division. His work was creative and constructive to a high degree and rendered in a highly meritorious manner in a position of great responsibility.
War Department, General Orders No. 9 (1923)
Born: at Waterbury, Connecticut
Home Town: Waterbury, Connecticut
Personal Awards: Distinguished Service Cross (WWI), Army Distinguished Service Medal


HAYES, JAMES H.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to James H. Hayes, 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 Judge Advocate of the 2d Division during its organization in October 1917, and throughout all its combat operations, he handled with unusual merit many questions confronting him. By his high order of legal ability, broad vision, excellent judgment, and a most comprehensive knowledge of discipline and morale he rendered services of exceptional value to the American Expeditionary Forces.
War Department, General Orders No. 49 (1922)
Born: at Haddon Field, North Carolina
Home Town: Atlantic City, New Jersey


HAYWARD, WILLIAM
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to William Hayward, Colonel (Infantry), U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. As Commander of a Regiment that was detached from the American Expeditionary Forces and served continuously with a French Division, Colonel Hayward was charged with particularly responsible and exacting duties, in the performance of which he at all times displayed commendable tact, personal bravery, and military leadership of a high order.
War Department, General Orders No. 50 (1919)
Born: at Nebraska City, Nebraska
Home Town: New York, New York


HEARN, CLINT C.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Clint C. Hearn, Brigadier General, U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I, while in Command of the 153d Field Artillery Brigade, 78th Division, during the Meuse-Argonne offensive.
War Department, General Orders No. 59 (1921)
Born: at Weston, Texas
Home Town: Whitesboro, Texas


HECKEL, EDWARD G.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Edward G. Heckel, 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 Heckel served with the 125th Infantry, 32d Division, as Lieutenant Colonel from the organization until September 1918, and as Colonel from then until June 1919, displaying at all times military attainments of a high order. By his initiative, force, marked ability, and untiring devotion to duty he contributed materially to the successes of his division in four major operations against the enemy, thereby rendering services of inestimable value to the American Expeditionary Forces.
War Department, General Orders No. 56 (1922)
Born: at Menasha, Wisconsin
Home Town: Detroit, Michigan


HECKMAN, JAMES C.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to James C. Heckman, 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, Storage Operations Section, Supply Division, Office of the Chief of Ordnance, and later as Chief of Supply Division, Colonel Heckman assisted in formulating the general scheme of ordnance storage depots and planned and operated with marked success those assigned to the Ordnance Department. His sound judgment, wide business experience, and administrative ability, contributed in a material way to the successful operations of the Ordnance Department.
War Department, General Orders No. 9 (1923)
Born: at Phillipsburg, New Jersey
Home Town: Buffalo, New York


HEGEMAN, HARRY A.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Harry A. Hegeman, 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. With technical skill and great energy Colonel Hegeman organized a large force of trained workmen for the repair of motor transports. He restored to service a great mass of accumulated dead transportation of all kinds and types, and kept in operation much transportation by timely repair. By his untiring efforts the motor transportation was maintained at such a standard as to become an important factor in the successes achieved by the American Expeditionary Forces.
War Department, General Orders No. 59 (1919)
Born: at Sparta, Wisconsin
Home Town: Brookings, South Carolina


HEINTZELMAN, STUART
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Stuart Heintzelman, 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 Heintzelman organized the Headquarters of the 4th Army Corps and later, as Chief of Staff of this Corps, directed with great success the Staff of this organization prior to and during the St. Mihiel offensive. As Chief of Staff of the 2d Army, he had a prominent part in organizing it as a fighting unit. His tact, energy, and military ability were important elements in the success of this command.
War Department, General Orders No. 12 (1919)
Born: at New York, New York
Home Town: Washington, D.C.


HELMICK, ELI A.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Eli A. Helmick, Major General, U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. As Commanding General, Base Section No. 5, General Helmick has displayed brilliant administrative ability in successfully directing the manifold activities under his supervision. By his energy in expediting the completion of the various engineering projects necessitated by the enlargement of the Pontanezen Camp and the development of Brest as a foremost embarkation camp, he has rendered invaluable services to the American Expeditionary Forces.
War Department, General Orders No. 95 (1919)
Born: at Quakers Point, Indiana
Home Town: Weir City, Kansas


HEMPHILL, JOHN E.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to John E. Hemphill, 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. By his marked efficiency, loyal devotion to duty, and military attainments, colonel Hemphill rendered valuable services in duties of great responsibility from 25 August 1917 to 24 February 1919. As Division Signal Officer, 82d Division, and Officer in Charge of the advance party making arrangements for the billeting, supply, and training of his division in its assigned area in France, and for its participation in the St. Mihiel offensive, as Corps Signal Officer, 7th Army Corps, Signal Officer, Advance Section, Services of Supply, and later of Base Section No. 9, Antwerp, Belgium, and finally as Chief Signal Officer, 3d Army, with the Army of Occupation in Germany, he performed all of his duties with marked ability.
War Department, General Orders No. 17 (1928)
Born: at Canada Home Town: St. Louis, Missouri


HERBST, GEORGE A.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to George A. Herbst, 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, 2d Division, from 28 December 1917 to 3 August 1918, and Assistant Chief of Staff, G-2, 2d Division, from 4 August to 19 September 1918; G-2 Section, General Headquarters from 20 September to 2 October 1918, Assistant Chief of Staff, G-2, 7th Army Corps from 3 October to 16 November 1918, Colonel Herbst displayed untiring energy, sound professional judgment, and devotion to duty. He rendered valuable services to the Government in positions of responsibility and contributed materially to the successful operations of the American Forces in France in actions against the enemy.
War Department, General Orders No. 15 (1923)
Born: at St. Paul, Minnesota
Home Town: St. Paul, Minnesota


HERR, JOHN K.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to John K. Herr, Colonel (Cavalry), U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. Colonel Herr showed marked ability as Chief of Staff of the 30th Division in the capture of Voormezeele and Lock Eight in the Ypres section in Belgium in September 1918, and in the breaking of the Hindenburg Line at Bellicourt, France, and the operations against the Selle River and the Sambre Canal from 29 September through 20 October 1918. By his energy and zeal, and persistent efforts, coupled with sound tactical judgment, Colonel Herr contributed to the success of the operations.
War Department, General Orders No. 87 (1919)
Born: at White Horse Station, New Jersey
Home Town: Flemington, New Jersey


HERRINGSHAW, WILLIAM F.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to William F. Herringshaw, 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 Chief Motor Transport Officer, 1st Army, American Expeditionary Forces, Colonel Herringshaw at all times displayed initiative and marked ability. By his high military attainments, sound judgment, and untiring efforts in his tasks he successfully solved the many complex problems involving the supply, conservation, and repair of the motor transportation of the 1st Army during its operations in the St. Mihiel and Meuse-Argonne offensives. He has rendered services of signal worth to the American Expeditionary Forces.
War Department, General Orders No. 43 (1922)
Born: at Cleveland, Ohio
Home Town: Cleveland, Ohio


HERRON, CHARLES D.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Charles D. Herron, Colonel (Field Artillery), U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I, as Chief of Staff, 78th Division, during the Meuse-Argonne offensive.
War Department, General Orders No. 59 (1921)
Born: at Crawfordsville, Indiana
Home Town: Crawfordsville, Indiana


HERSEY, MARK L.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Mark L. Hersey, 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 a Brigade Commander during the latter part of the Meuse-Argonne operation, General Hersey exhibited qualities of excellent leadership and sound judgment. His Brigade attacked and penetrated the strong enemy position of Bois-des Loges and wrested this strong point from the enemy. The success of his Brigade in this engagement was in a large measure due to his able leadership. Later he commanded with distinction the 4th Division during its operations in occupied territory.
War Department, General Orders No. 62 (1919)
Born: at Stetson, Maine
Home Town: East Corinth, Maine


*HETRICK, HAROLD S.
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The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal (Posthumously) to Harold S. Hetrick, 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-4, 2d Army Corps, from 24 February 1918 until 31 August 1918, Colonel Hetrick displayed exceptional ability in the organization and administration of that Division of the Corps staff. In the supply and equipments organizations of the Corps under British system and with British material he exhibited military attainments of a high order and contributed in a marked degree to the successful preparation for subsequent operations.
War Department, General Orders No. 56 (1922)
Born: at Kansas City, Missouri
Home Town: Canterbury, Connecticut


HICKMAN, EDWIN A.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Edwin A. Hickman, 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 a Section of the General Staff which had charge of estimates and financial matters pertaining to the conduct of the war and the support of the Army.
War Department, General Orders No. 15 (1921)
Born: at Independence, Missouri
Home Town: Lexington, Missouri


HILDERBRAND, JOEL H.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Joel H. Hilderbrand, 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 Commandant of the Chemical Warfare Service Experimental Field (Hanlon Field), American Expeditionary Forces, a position of great responsibility and also of considerable personal danger, Lieutenant Colonel Hilderbrand's profound knowledge of chemistry, coupled with his rapid grasp of military problems, enabled him to render services of the utmost value in determining the best means for using gas and gas materials in the field.
War Department, General Orders No. 56 (1922)
Born: at Camden, New Jersey
Home Town: Berkeley, California


HILGARD, MILOSH R.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Milosh R. Hilgard, 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 Hilgard organized the operations of the Quartermaster Corps at the important bases of St. Nazaire and Bordeaux, and later established and operated the first American regulating station, through which he successfully supplied a great number of American troops serving in the zone of the Armies and operating at the front. The successful operation of this great station was due directly to his painstaking efforts, his zeal, and great energy.
War Department, General Orders No. 62 (1919)
Born: at New York, New York
Home Town: Belleville, Illinois


HILL, ARTHUR D.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Arthur D. Hill, 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 Judge Advocate, Services of Supply, and Assistant Chief Finance Officer, American Expeditionary Forces, positions of great responsibility, Lieutenant Colonel Hill demonstrated marked ability in performing the various tasks assigned to him. He performed important services for the rents, requisitions, and claims service and rendered valuable assistance in dealings with the representatives of the French Government in all matters of claims in France.
War Department, General Orders No. 59 (1921)
Born: at France Home Town: Boston, Massachusetts


HILL, JOHN PHILIP
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to John Philip Hill, 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 Judge Advocate of the 29th Division from August 1917 until December 1918, and of the 8th Army Corps from December 1918 until April 1919, Lieutenant Colonel Hill's marked legal ability, sound judgment, and tireless energy were important factors in the splendid work of his department. Representing his division as Liaison Officer at Headquarters, 17th Army Corps (French), in October 1918, during the Meuse-Argonne offensive, by his tact and constant devotion to duty he rendered conspicuous services in this important operation.
War Department, General Orders No. 43 (1922)
Born: at Annapolis, Maryland
Home Town: Baltimore, Maryland


HINDS, ERNEST
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Ernest Hinds, Major General, U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. As Chief of Artillery, 1st Army Corps, commanding General, Army Artillery of the 1st American Army, and as Chief of Artillery, American Expeditionary Forces, General Hinds perfected and successfully directed the organization and training of the Artillery of the American Army in France.
War Department, General Orders No. 12 (1919)
Born: at Red Hill, Alabama
Home Town: New Hope, Alabama


HINES, FRANK T.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Frank T. Hines, 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 Embarkation in organizing and administering the Embarkation Service.
War Department, General Orders No. 144 (1918)
Born: at Salt Lake City, Utah
Home Town: Salt Lake City, Utah


HINES, JOHN LEONARD, SR.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to John Leonard Hines, Sr., 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 Regimental, Brigade, Division, and Corps Commander, General Hines displayed marked ability in each of the important duties with which he was entrusted and exhibited in the operations near Montdidier and Soissons, and in the St. Mihiel and Argonne-Meuse offensives his high attainments as a soldier and commander.
War Department, General Orders No. 12 (1919)
Born: May 21, 1868 at White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia
Home Town: White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia
Personal Awards: Distinguished Service Cross (WWI), Army Distinguished Service Medal


HINKLE, CHARLES L.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Charles L. Hinkle, Lieutenant 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, in connection with the railroad operations of the United States Transportation Corps in France.
War Department, General Orders No. 47 (1921)
Born: at Pleasantville, Indiana
Home Town: Frankfort, Indiana


HITT, PARKER
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Parker Hitt, 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. By his sound judgment and untiring efforts Colonel Hitt assisted in perfecting the satisfactory organization of the Signal Corps of the American Expeditionary Forces, and he displayed conspicuous merit in this capacity as Signal Officer of the 1st American Army.
War Department, General Orders No. 59 (1919)
Born: at Indianapolis, Indiana
Home Town: Indianapolis, Indiana


HODGE, HENRY W.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Henry W. Hodge, 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 General Manager of Roadways, American Expeditionary Forces, Colonel Hodge displayed sound professional judgment, technical skill, untiring energy, and devotion to duty, thus contributing in a marked degree to the success of the American forces in France.
War Department, General Orders No. 14 (1923)
Born: at Washington, D.C.
Home Town: New York, New York


HODGES, CAMPBELL B.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Campbell B. Hodges, 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 Acting Chief of Staff, 31st Division, Colonel Hodges demonstrated the highest professional attainments, and through his zeal and never-failing tact he was responsible in a large measure for the development of the high efficiency of that Division. Later, as a member of the War Department General Staff, he rendered most valuable service in the development of the system of classification of commissioned personnel now in use.
War Department, General Orders No. 27 (1922)
Born: at Youngs Point, Louisiana
Home Town: Ruston, Louisiana


HODGES, HARRY F.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Harry F. Hodges, Major General, U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. AS Commanding General, Camp Devens, Massachusetts, General Hodges displayed unusual administrative and executive ability, sound judgment, and high professional skill. He established a model system of schools and training, organized and trained the 76th Division, and in addition thereto trained for overseas service more than 40,000 men of other units. His untiring energy, devotion to duty, coupled with other outstanding soldierly qualities, contributed markedly to the successful operations of the American forces during the World War.
War Department, General Orders No. 15 (1923)
Born: at Boston, Massachusetts
Home Town: Lincoln, Massachusetts


*HODGES, HARRY L.
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The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal (Posthumously) to Harry L. Hodges, Lieutenant Colonel (Field Artillery, U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. As Chief of Staff of the Military Board of Allied Supply, Colonel Hodges provided important liaison between the American member of the board and the General Staff, General Headquarters. His duties, which were varied and complex, were ably performed, often under great difficulties and embarrassment, and they continued to include the responsibility of gathering the data and presenting the report on the supply systems of the allied armies and in the presentation of this completed report, which finally received the approval of his own Government.
War Department, General Orders No. 3 (1922)
Born: at Norfolk, Virginia
Home Town: Norfolk, Virginia


HODGES, JOHN N.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to John N. Hodges, 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. While in Command of the Engineers, 3d Division, attached to the British Expeditionary Forces, from 11 February to 1 April 1918, during which time the Regiment was engaged in the construction of heavy bridges on the Somme and on fortification and combat duty, because of his high professional ability, his great energy and devotion to duty Lieutenant Colonel Hodges contributed materially to the accomplishments of the forces engaged in those operations.
War Department, General Orders No. 9 (1923)
Born: at Baltimore, Maryland
Home Town: Baltimore, Maryland


*HODGSON, FREDERICK G.
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The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal (Posthumously) to Frederick G. Hodgson, 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 serving as representative of the Quartermaster Corps on the General Munitions Board of the Council of National Defense from April 1917 until his death on 5 August 1917, Colonel Hodgson displayed most distinguished ability and performed his manifold duties in a most conspicuous manner in a position of great responsibility at a time of gravest importance. By his tact, foresight, and excellent judgment his services in connection with the development of the vast program of housing and supply for our Army were of material assistance to the successful prosecution of the war and were of signal worth to the Government.
War Department, General Orders No. 38 (1922)
Born: at Athens, Georgia
Home Town: Athens, Georgia


HOF, SAMUEL
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Samuel Hof, Colonel (Ordnance Corps), U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I, first, as Commanding Officer, Frankford Arsenal, from March 1918 to March 1919, where, by his indefatigable energy, outstanding administrative ability, and thorough technical knowledge, Colonel Hof brought to a successful production basis tracer, incendiary, and armor-piercing small-arms ammunition, and supplied substantially all that was used by our troops; later as acting Chairman of the Ordnance Claims Board, where by his energy, tact, and business ability, he secured the settlement of outstanding obligation, and later, as Chief of Field Service, Ordnance Department, where he perfected the organization controlling the disposition of vast quantities of materials and plants left over from the war.
War Department, General Orders No. 15 (1923)
Born: at Boscobel, Wisconsin
Home Town: Boscobel, Wisconsin


HOFFMAN, GEORGE M.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to George M. Hoffman, 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 Engineer of the 1st Army Corps, by his great energy and marked technical ability Colonel Hoffman built up a strongly efficient organization, which made itself felt in all operations of the 1st Army Corps and in a great measure contributed to the successes achieved during the active operations of the 1st Army Corps at St. Mihiel and in the Argonne.
War Department, General Orders No. 74 (1919)
Born: at Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
Home Town: Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania


HOGAN, JOHN P.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to John P. Hogan, 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 Officer in Charge of the Topographical Sections, G-2, of the 5th Army Corps and the 2d Army, Lieutenant Colonel Hogan contributed materially toward the success of the operations. Joining the 2d Army Staff upon organization, he exercised such energy, judgment, and foresight that remarkable results were obtained in preparing maps for an offensive action and the subsequent occupation of the enemy's territory.
War Department, General Orders No. 56 (1922)
Born: at Chicago, Illinois
Home Town: New York, New York


HOLABIRD, JOHN A.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to John A. Holabird, 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 Commander of the 12th Field Artillery, 2d Division, during the period from August to November 1918, a position of great responsibility, Lieutenant Colonel Holabird commanded his unit during the offensive of St. Mihiel, Mont Blanc, and Meuse-Argonne with much credit. He has rendered important services to the United States.
War Department, General Orders No. 59 (1921)
Born: at Evanston, Illinois
Home Town: Chicago, Illinois


HOLBROOK, LUCIUS R.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Lucius R. Holbrook, Brigadier General, U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. As Commander of the 7th Field Artillery and the 1st Field Artillery Brigade, General Holbrook with great distinction directed the artillery support of the 1st Division in the attacks on Cantigny and the Soissons salient. His careful judgment and high military attainments were shown in the accuracy and timeliness of the fire from the batteries under his direction, which, despite the difficulties involved, contributed materially to the success of the operations.
War Department, General Orders No. 19 (1926)
Born: at Arkansaw, Wisconsin
Home Town: Sargent, Minnesota


HOLMAN, JESSE R.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Jesse R. Holman, 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 General Construction in the vicinity of Bordeaux, Colonel Holman displayed unusual judgment and great executive ability in the performance of the many duties assigned to him. In addition he rendered valuable service and advice to the other departments of Base Section No. 2 regarding construction.
War Department, General Orders No. 59 (1919)
Born: at Fayette County, Texas
Home Town: Comanche, Texas


HOMAN, CHARLES C.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Charles C. Homan, 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 Assistant to the Director, Motor Transport Corps, American Expeditionary Forces, Lieutenant Colonel Homan was charged with the assignment and distribution of motor transport to Division, Corps, and Army troops, the general supervision of motor transport within the zone of the Services of Supply, maintaining therein the difficult task of a balanced and efficient motor transport service. In these positions of grave responsibility he displayed unusual administrative and executive ability, high technical skill, and unremitting attention to duty, thus contributing markedly to the successful accomplishments of the American Expeditionary Forces.
War Department, General Orders No. 14 (1923)
Born: at Williamsport, Pennsylvania
Home Town: Cleveland, Ohio


HONOR, WILLIAM H.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to William H. Honor, 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 operating the Medical Section of the Labor Bureau, American Expeditionary Forces.
War Department, General Orders No. 53 (1921)
Born: at Canada Home Town: Wyandotte, Michigan


HOPKINS, JAY P.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Jay P. Hopkins, 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 Antiaircraft Artillery Service in the American Expeditionary Forces, Colonel Hopkins performed arduous tasks with distinction, at all times being ceaseless in devotion to his important duties. Displaying marked scientific attainments, he handled perplexing problems with which the service was continually confronted with sound judgment, untiring energy, and a wide comprehension of the needs to be supplied and the facilities available.
War Department, General Orders No. 62 (1919)
Born: at Mattawan, Michigan
Home Town: Cassopolis, Michigan


HOPWOOD, LUCIUS L.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Lucius L. Hopwood, 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 the Hospitalization Division of the Chief Surgeon's Office, a position of great responsibility, Lieutenant Colonel Hopwood had charge of the equipment and installation of hospitals throughout the Services of Supply in France, and it was due to his ability and energy that these units were so efficiently provided and maintained. He has rendered services of value to the United States.
War Department, General Orders No. 59 (1921)
Born: at Vinton, Iowa
Home Town: Des Moines, Iowa


HORSEY, HAMILTON R.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Hamilton R. Horsey, 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, 26th Division, during the St. Mihiel and Meuse-Argonne offensives, Colonel Horsey, by his complete grasp and knowledge of his duties, and by his unfailing devotion to duty, and by his untiring energy, kept Division Headquarters at all times accurately and promptly informed as to the location of our own front lines and enemy troops, thus assisting materially in bringing the operations of the Division to a successful conclusion.
War Department, General Orders No. 56 (1922)
Born: at Tallahassee, Florida
Home Town: Tampa, Florida


HORTON, WILLIAM E.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to William E. Horton, Colonel (Quartermaster Corps), U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. As Chief Quartermaster of the Advance Section, Services of Supply, a position of great responsibility, due to his untiring energy, the supplying of many thousands of troops in this section was successfully carried out and numerous Quartermaster Corps services and activities were organized and expeditiously administered. Colonel Horton has rendered services of great worth.
War Department, General Orders No. 53 (1921)
Born: at Washington, D.C.
Home Town: Washington, D.C.


HOTCHKISS, CLARENCE R.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Clarence R. Hotchkiss, Captain (Infantry), U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. As Commander of Winnel Down Rest Camp of the Winchester Area, England, by his marked ability and energetic efforts displayed in supervising the reception, entertainment, and departure of large numbers of officers and soldiers passing through the Rest Camp, Captain Hotchkiss rendered services of great value to the American Expeditionary Forces.
War Department, General Orders No. 8 (1935)
Born: at Warren, Pennsylvania
Home Town: Portland, Oregon


HOUGH, BENSON W.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Benson W. Hough, 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 in the military operations of the 42d Division in the Baccarat Sector, from 24 March to 21 June 1918; the Second Battle of the Marne, in which the 42d Division participated in the defense of the line east of Chalons, 28 June to 21 July 1918, and in the offensive against Reims, Chateau-Thierry, Soissons salient, 24 July to 3 August 1918.
War Department, General Orders No. 47 (1921)
Born: at Delaware County, Ohio
Home Town: Delaware, Ohio


HOWARD, CARRIE L.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Carrie L. Howard, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army Nurse Corps, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. As Chief Nurse at the Port of Embarkation, Hoboken, New Jersey, during the World War, First Lieutenant Howard held a position of great responsibility. To her fell the duty of supervising the nursing departments of all the hospitals at the Port of Embarkation and the mobilization stations for nurses destined for overseas duty. By her efficiency, energy, and knowledge of administrative detail she has added greatly to the proficiency of the Medical Department of the Army at those trying stations.
War Department, General Orders No. 9 (1923)
Born: at Colussa, California
Home Town: San Francisco, California


HOWARD, DEANE C.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Deane C. Howard, 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 administering the Division of Sanitation and the Sanitary Inspection Service of the Office of the Surgeon General of the Army, Colonel Howard contributed greatly to the efficiency of the military service.
War Department, General Orders No. 69 (1919)
Born: at Coleraine, Massachusetts
Home Town: Coleraine, Massachusetts


HOWE, THORNDYKE D.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Thorndyke D. Howe, Colonel (Field Artillery), U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. As Chief of the Postal Express Service Colonel Howe organized and administered with marked ability the Postal Service of the American Expeditionary Forces. He displayed great breadth of vision and untiring zeal in overcoming the many obstacles that were encountered in the organization of the service of handling mail for our troops in Europe.
War Department, General Orders No. 59 (1919)
Born: at Lawrence, Massachusetts
Home Town: Lawrence, Massachusetts


HOWELL, WILLEY
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Willey Howell, 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 1st Army, Colonel Howell organized and directed the operations of this section during the entire operations of the 1st Army. The results achieved by him during the St. Mihiel and Meuse-Argonne operations had a noted influence on the successes gained by the 1st Army and showed him to be an officer of sound judgment and marked ability.
War Department, General Orders No. 59 (1919)
Born: at Fayeteville, Arkansas
Home Town: Fayetteville, Arkansas


HOWZE, ROBERT LEE
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Robert Lee Howze, 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 Division on its march to the Rhine and during the occupation of the enemy territory General Howze proved himself energetic and capable, exhibiting superb qualities of leadership. He maintained an unusually high standard of efficiency in his unit, rendering eminently conspicuous service as a Division Commander.
War Department, General Orders No. 89 (1919)
Born: at Overton, Texas
Home Town: Overton, Texas
Personal Awards: Medal of Honor (Indian Campaigns), Army Distinguished Service Medal


*HOYLE, ELI D.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal (Posthumously) to Eli D. Hoyle, 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, Eastern Department, between 25 August 1917 and 15 January 1918, General Hoyle handled many difficult problems arising in that department with rare judgment, tact, and great skill.
War Department, General Orders No. 4 (1923)
Born: at Canton, Georgia
Home Town: Haynesville, Alabama


HOYLE, RENE E. DER.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Rene E. DeR. Hoyle, 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 Executive Officer and later as Assistant Commandant of the School of Fire for Field Artillery, Fort Sill, Oklahoma, during the period from November 1917 to May 1919, Colonel Hoyle displayed remarkable tact and excellent judgment, combined with executive and professional ability of a high order in positions of great responsibility, thereby contributing materially toward bringing that school to a state of maximum efficiency in a time of great emergency.
War Department, General Orders No. 38 (1922)
Born: at West Point, New York
Home Town: Governors Island, New York


HUBBARD, SAMUEL T.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Samuel T. Hubbard, 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. In the Intelligence Section, General Staff, General Headquarters, American Expeditionary Forces, Major Hubbard organized and directed the operation of the battle order subsection, the section responsible for determining the effectives and tactics of the enemy and the location of enemy divisions on the western front. As director of the Intelligence School, American Expeditionary Forces, Langres, France, he displayed rare efficiency and grasp of his work. His zeal and administrative and technical ability enabled him to render his Government services of great value in positions of responsibility.
War Department, General Orders No. 13 (1923)
Born: at Greenville, New Jersey
Home Town: New York, New York


HUEBNER, CLARENCE RALPH
(First Award)
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Clarence Ralph Huebner (0-4552), 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 Captain, Major, and Lieutenant Colonel of the 28th Infantry, 1st Division, throughout its training and active operations in France, Lieutenant Colonel Huebner successfully commanded all echelons of the Regiment, participating with distinction in every engagement from Cantigny to Sedan, reorganizing his Regiment after its heavy losses in the first phase of the Meuse-Argonne offensives, and inspiring it with the will and dash that carried it to the heights of Sedan. By his sound tactical judgment, his unusual leadership, and indefatigable energy he contributed in a marked manner to the American Expeditionary Forces most conspicuous services in a position of great responsibility.
War Department, General Orders No. 56 (1922)
Born: at Bushton, Kansas
Home Town: Bushton, Kansas
Personal Awards: 2@ Distinguished Service Crosses (WWI), 3@ Army Distinguished Service Medals


HUGHES, JOHN C.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to John C. Hughes, Captain (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 Aide-de-Camp to the Commander in Chief, American Expeditionary Forces, Captain Hughes performed duties of an exacting nature with peculiar tact, ability, and untiring energy, proving himself sound in judgment and indefatigable in all tasks assigned to him. At all times he served with distinction, rendering exceptional service.
War Department, General Orders No. 59 (1919)
Born: at Louisville, Kentucky
Home Town: New York, New York


HUGHES, JOHN H.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to John H. Hughes, 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 a member of the Inspector General's Department at the Headquarters, Services of Supply, for an extended period of time, by his unflagging energy, sound judgment, and tact, Colonel Hughes handled with conspicuous ability many difficult problems which constantly arose in the execution of his important office. He rendered services of signal worth to the American Expeditionary Forces.
War Department, General Orders No. 89 (1919)
Born: at New York, New York
Home Town: New York, New York


HUGHES, WILLIAM N., JR.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to William N. Hughes, 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. While he was serving as G-3 and as Chief of Staff of the 42d Division, Colonel Hughes' efforts had an important bearing on the successes gained by the Division in the Baccarat sector, at the Second Battle of the Marne, the operations near Chalons, Chateau-Thierry, the St. Mihiel salient, and along the Meuse. His splendid judgment and tactical ability were of the greatest value and demonstrated military knowledge of a high order.
War Department, General Orders No. 59 (1919)
Born: at Columbus, Tennessee
Home Town: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania


HUIDEKOPER, FREDERIC L.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Frederic L. Huidekoper, Lieutenant Colonel (Adjutant General's Corps), U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. As Liaison Officer of the 33d Division, with the 18th French Division during the Meuse-Argonne offensive, Colonel Huidekoper did this liaison work as a volunteer and at times performed his duties in great danger of his life. This work was of exceedingly great responsibility.
War Department, General Orders No. 59 (1921)
Born: at Meadville, Pennsylvania
Home Town: Washington, D.C.


HULEN, JOHN A.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to John A. Hulen, 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 Commanding the 72d Infantry Brigade of the 36th Division in the Meuse-Argonne offensive from 8 to 28 October 1918.
War Department, General Orders No. 56 (1921)
Born: at Centralia, Texas
Home Town: Houston, Texas


HULL, JOHN A.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to John A. Hull, 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 Judge Advocate of the Service of Supplies, Colonel Hull most creditably handled the questions brought before him. His sound legal training, his complete knowledge of military administration, and his clear conception of the new and difficult problems involved made his services of most exceptional value.
War Department, General Orders No. 59 (1919)
Born: at Bloomfield, Iowa
Home Town: Des Moines, Iowa


HUME, FRANK M.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Frank M. Hume, Colonel (Infantry), U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I, while in Command of the 103d Infantry, 26th Division, during the St. Mihiel and Meuse-Argonne operations.
War Department, General Orders No. 56 (1921)
Born: at Bridgewater, Maine
Home Town: Houlton, Maine


HUMPHREY, GILBERT EDWIN
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Gilbert Edwin Humphrey, Colonel (Corps of Engineers), U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I, while in charge of the building and organizing of the Engineer Depot at Norfolk, Virginia, and later as Director of Storage, Purchase, Storage and Traffic Division, General Staff.
War Department, General Orders No. 77 (1919)
Born: at Abilene, Kansas
Home Town: El Reno, Oklahoma


HUNT, CHARLES A.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Charles A. Hunt, 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 Hunt Commanded first a Battalion of the 18th Infantry, 1st Division, and later the Regiment. He conducted his unit in every action with marked ability and skillful leadership, showing the finest qualities of good judgment, courage, and devotion to duty.
War Department, General Orders No. 59 (1919)
Born: at Nashua, New Hampshire
Home Town: Nashua, New Hampshire


HUNT, IRVIN L.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Irvin L. Hunt, 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 Hunt served with conspicuous success as the Officer in Charge of Civil Affairs in the occupied area with the 3d Army and with the American Forces in Germany. With excellent judgment and sound adherence to well-established policies in a field of intricate problems affecting the civil population, he perfected through his wide comprehension of conditions, an effective organization, which contributed materially to the efficiency of those forces.
War Department, General Orders No. 55 (1920)
Born: at Boonville, California
Home Town: Point Arena, California


HUNT, ORA E.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Ora E. Hunt, Brigadier General, U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. As Commander of the 6th Infantry Brigade, 3d Division, during the greater part of its active operations, General Hunt achieved notable success, demonstrating high qualities of leadership. Through his exceptional tactical ability his brigade was enabled to overcome desperate hostile resistance during its participation in the Meuse-Argonne offensive. By his efforts he has contributed materially to the brilliant success of his brigade in that important operation.
War Department, General Orders No. 95 (1919)
Born: at Berryessa, California
Home Town: Point Arena, California


HURLEY, PATRICK J.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Patrick J. Hurley, 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. Assigned as Judge Advocate, Army Artillery, 1st Army, Lieutenant Colonel Hurley rendered services of marked ability, performing, in addition to his manifold duties, the duties of Adjutant General and of Inspector General. Later, as Judge Advocate of the 6th Army Corps, he ably conducted the negotiations arising between the American Expeditionary Forces and the Grand Duchy of Luxemburg, wherein he displayed sound judgment, marked zeal, and keen perception of existing conditions. He has rendered services of material worth to the American Expeditionary Forces.
War Department, General Orders No. 68 (1920)
Born: at Indian Territory Home Town: Tulsa, Oklahoma


HUTCHESON, GROTE
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Grote Hutcheson, Major General, U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I, in the administration of the Port of Embarkation, Newport News, Virginia, in connection with the shipment of troops overseas.
War Department, General Orders No. 18 (1919)
Born: at Cincinnati, Ohio
Home Town: Newtown, Ohio


HUTCHINSON, JAMES P.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to James P. Hutchinson, 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, American Red Cross Military Hospital No. 1, American Expeditionary Forces, Colonel Hutchinson displayed exceptional ability in the organization and administration of that unit. By his devotion to duty, untiring energy, coupled with professional attainments of a high order, he rendered services of inestimable value in a position of great responsibility in the alleviation of the sufferings of our sick and wounded.
War Department, General Orders No. 56 (1922)
Born: at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Home Town: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


HUTTON, PAUL C.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Paul C. Hutton, Colonel (Medical Corps), U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. As Chief Surgeon of the Paris Group from 2 June to 26 July 1918, during which period by his good judgment and untiring energy he provided a hospitalization and evacuation system that insured prompt and excellent care and treatment of the wounded, Colonel Hutton furnished the means of saving many lives and provided comfort for the wounded, thereby greatly adding to the morale of the combatant troops of both the American and the French engaged in the second Battle of the Marne.
War Department, General Orders No. 59 (1919)
Born: at Goldsboro, North Carolina
Home Town: Goldsboro, North Carolina


IRELAND, MARK L.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Mark L. Ireland, 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 Chief of the Repair Division, Office of the Director, Motor Transport Corps, American Expeditionary Forces, Colonel Ireland displayed sound judgment, executive ability of a high order, and unremitting devotion to duty, thus contributing markedly to the successful operations of the Motor Transport Corps of the American Expeditionary Forces.
War Department, General Orders No. 14 (1923)
Born: at Chesaning, Michigan
Home Town: Chesaning, Michigan


IRELAND, MERRITTE W.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Merritte W. Ireland, Major General, U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. As Chief Surgeon of the American Expeditionary Forces, General Ireland supervised and perfected the organization of the Medical Department in France, and to his excellent judgment, untiring efforts, and high professional attainments are largely due the splendid efficiency with which the sick and wounded of the American Army have been cared for.
War Department, General Orders No. 12 (1919)
Born: at Columbia City, Indiana
Home Town: Columbia City, Indiana


IRWIN, GEORGE LER.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to George LeR. Irwin, 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 Irwin Commanded with ability the 57th Field Artillery Brigade, 32d Division, during the Marne-Aisne, Oise-Aisne, and Meuse-Argonne offensives. At all times he displayed keen judgment, high military attainments, and loyal devotion to duty. The success of the Division whose advance he supported was due in a large measure to his eminent technical skill and ability as an artillerist.
War Department, General Orders No. 19 (1920)
Born: at Fort Wayne, Michigan
Home Town: Chicago, Illinois


JACKSON, THOMAS H.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Thomas H. Jackson, 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 a member of the Division of Construction and Forestry, Colonel Jackson displayed untiring energy and marked ability in the performance of his important duties. His stupendous task was fraught with numerous difficulties, which he overcame with noteworthy success, rendering services of signal worth to the American Expeditionary Forces.
War Department, General Orders No. 87 (1919)
Born: at Canada Home Town: Muskegon, Michigan


JACKSON, WILLIAM P.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to William P. Jackson, 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 Brigade Commander, 74th Infantry Brigade, 37th Division, American Expeditionary Forces, in operations against the enemy in France.
War Department, General Orders No. 28 (1921)
Born: at Palmyra, Missouri
Home Town: Palmyra, Missouri


JACOBSON, BENJAMIN L.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Benjamin L. Jacobson, 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 Executive Officer in the Office of the Quartermaster General of the Army and in addition to the duties of that office, charged with the responsibility for the operations of the Administrative, Personnel, and Regulations Division of that office, Lieutenant Colonel Jacobson rendered highly important services to the Government. His sound judgment, rare administrative and executive ability, and his unremitting attention to duty were contributing factors in the success of the Quartermaster Corps in the supply of the Army.
War Department, General Orders No. 14 (1923)
Born: at Germany Home Town: Washington, D.C.


JADWIN, EDGAR
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Edgar Jadwin, Brigadier General, U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. As Commanding Officer of the 15th Engineers, General Jadwin inaugurated the important project at Gievres. Later, in charge of the Division of Construction and Forestry, he brought to this important task a splendidly trained mind and exceptionally high skill. His breadth of vision and sound judgment influenced greatly the successful completion of many vast construction projects undertaken by the American Expeditionary Forces.
War Department, General Orders No. 59 (1919)
Born: at Honesdale, Pennsylvania
Home Town: Honesdale, Pennsylvania


JAMERSON, GEORGE H.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to George H. Jamerson, 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 Regimental Commander, 317th Infantry, and later as Brigade Commander of the 159th Infantry Brigade of the 80th Division, General Jamerson rendered conspicuous service in the organization and training of these units, and in the command thereof during the operations of his Brigade in the Meuse-Argonne offensive. Displaying sound judgment, high professional skill, untiring energy, and devotion to duty, General Jamerson contributed in a material way to the successful operation of his division and of the American forces in France.
War Department, General Orders No. 15 (1923)
Born: at Martinsville, Virginia
Home Town: Martinsville, Virginia


*JANEWAY, THEODORE C.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal (Posthumously) to Theodore C. Janeway, Major (Medical Corps), U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. As Chief of the Division of Internal Medicine in the Surgeon General's Office from 26 June to 27 December 1917, Major Janeway distinguished himself by his conspicuous service in the organization and development of that division. Standing as one at the head of his profession in America, he was responsible for the selection of many prominent internists for war service, thereby rendering a service of inestimable value to the Government in caring for the sick.
War Department, General Orders No. 14 (1923)
Born: at New York, New York
Home Town: Baltimore, Maryland


JARMAN, SANDERFORD
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Sanderford Jarman, 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. From 14 September to 26 November 1918, as G-3, and later Chief of Staff of the Commanding General, American Railway Artillery Reserve, with the 1st and 2d American Armies during the Meuse-Argonne offensive and the offensive planned to be launched by the 2d American Army on 11 November 1918, Lieutenant Colonel Jarman displayed the highest qualities as an organizer, and by his untiring energy and zeal, good judgment, and general excellence, as well as great technical ability, contributed largely to the success of the command.
War Department, General Orders No. 43 (1922)
Born: at Boatner, Louisiana
Home Town: West Monroe, Louisiana


JAY, NELSON D.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Nelson D. Jay, 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 General Purchasing Agent, American Expeditionary Forces, by excellent judgment, untiring energy, and broad and comprehensive knowledge of business affairs, Lieutenant Colonel Jay solved in a highly meritorious manner many difficult and serious problems of supply which confronted our forces throughout the war. His services were rendered with conspicuous success in a position of great responsibility and were of inestimable value to the American Expeditionary Forces.
War Department, General Orders No. 56 (1922)
Born: at Elwood, Illinois
Home Town: Pelham Manor, New York


JENKS, GLEN F.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Glen F. Jenks, 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 Division, Office of the Chief Ordnance Officer, American Expeditionary Forces, Colonel Jenks displayed keen foresight and excellent judgment, combined with professional ability of the highest order, in the development of allied artillery programs and the supply and maintenance of heavy and railway artillery to the troops in France. Later, as Chief Ordnance Inspector of Artillery, American Expeditionary Forces, he organized and perfected to a high degree of efficiency the maintenance of the artillery of the 1st Army during the Meuse-Argonne operations, thereby contributing materially to the success of our forces.
War Department, General Orders No. 13 (1923)
Born: at Deansboro, New York
Home Town: Clayville, New York


JERVEY, HENRY
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Henry Jervey, Major General, U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I, as Director of Operations, General Staff, and as Assistant to the Chief of Staff in preparing and executing the plans involving the mobilization of personnel during the war.
War Department, General Orders No. 144 (1918)
Born: at Durbin, Virginia
Home Town: Charleston, South Carolina


JERVEY, JAMES P.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to James P. Jervey, Colonel (Corps of Engineers), U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. As Commanding Officer of the 304th Engineers, 79th Division, Colonel Jervey performed his exacting duties with signal ability. His high technical skill and unflagging energy were largely responsible for keeping the roads in condition for the transportation of artillery and large quantities of supplies during the attack on Montfaucon and Nantillois in the latter part of September 1918. By his great efforts he proved a potential factor in the successes achieved during these operations.
War Department, General Orders No. 87 (1919)
Born: at Powhatan County, Virginia
Home Town: Atlanta, Georgia


JEWELL, FRANK C.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Frank C. Jewell, 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 Commander of the Railway Artillery Reserve, attached to the 1st Army, American Expeditionary Forces, during the Meuse-Argonne operations, Colonel Jewell performed his task with energy and marked ability, rendering valuable services to the American Expeditionary Forces.
War Department, General Orders No. 133 (1919)
Born: at Chicago, Illinois
Home Town: Beloit, Wisconsin


JEWETT, FRANK B.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Frank B. Jewett, Lieutenant Colonel (Signal Corps), U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I, in connection with the development of the radio telephone and the development and production of other technical apparatus for the Army.
War Department, General Orders No. 47 (1919)
Born: at Pasadena, California
Home Town: Wyoming, New Jersey


JEWETT, HENRY C.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Henry C. Jewett, 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 Command of the 182d Infantry Brigade, 91st Division, in the Argonne, Colonel Jewett displayed exceptional qualities of leadership and tactical ability in important engagements. Later, as Chief of Staff of the 91st Division, he planned operations with sound judgment and a comprehensive understanding of existing conditions, showing military attainments and initiative of a high order. At all times he was untiring in energy and self- sacrificing in devotion to his exacting duties.
War Department, General Orders No. 74 (1919)
Born: at Buffalo, New York
Home Town: Buffalo, New York


JOHNSON, ARTHUR
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Arthur Johnson, 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 Intermediate Section, Services of Supply, General Johnson had the responsibility of forwarding to the front great quantities of supplies and thousands of replacements for the combatant units, in which important duty he displayed untiring zeal and exceptional executive ability.
War Department, General Orders No. 59 (1919)
Born: at St. Peter, Minnesota
Home Town: St. Peter, Minnesota


JOHNSON, HUGH S.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Hugh S. Johnson, 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 the Provost Marshal General's Office in connection with the planning and execution of the Draft Laws.
War Department, General Orders No. 1 (1926)
Born: at Fort Scott, Kansas
Home Town: Alva, Oklahoma


JOHNSON, JACOB C.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Jacob C. Johnson, 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 Inspector General of the 1st Army Corps and later of the 1st Army, Colonel Johnson performed exacting tasks with distinction throughout the Marne-Chateau-Thierry, St. Mihiel, and Meuse-Argonne operations. Both during the months of actual fighting and the periods of training before and after the campaign, he displayed conspicuous devotion to duty, unfailing zeal, and loyalty, acting always with sound judgment.
War Department, General Orders No. 62 (1919)
Born: at Marietta, Ohio
Home Town: Benton City, Missouri


JOHNSON, JOHN MONROE
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to John Monroe Johnson, 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 Johnson served with distinction with the 117th Engineers, 42d Division, American Expeditionary Forces, in various capacities until October 1918, when he became Commanding Officer of that regiment. He also served as Chief Engineer, 42d Division, and was charged with the duty of repairing and opening up roads and routes for the advance of all troops in the division sector during the Meuse-Argonne offensive. By his sound judgment, untiring energy, great resourcefulness, and ability, he contributed materially to the success of the American Expeditionary Forces.
War Department, General Orders No. 16 (1929)
Born: at Marion, South Carolina
Home Town: Marion, South Carolina


JOHNSON, WAIT C.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Wait C. Johnson, 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 Athletic Director, G-5, of the American Expeditionary Forces, Colonel Johnson was given the important and difficult task of planning and organizing an elaborate program of athletic training and competitions for American troops, embracing all branches of sport. By his zeal and sound judgment he carried this program to an eminently successful conclusion, thereby rendering an invaluable service in maintaining the morale and physical fitness of our troops during the trying period of repatriation.
War Department, General Orders No. 87 (1919)
Born: at Rutland, Vermont
Home Town: Burlington, Vermont


JOHNSTON, EDWARD N.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Edward N. Johnston, 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. From September 1917 to May 1918, as Commanding Officer, 23d Highway Engineer Regiment, Colonel Johnston displayed rare qualities of leadership in the organization and training of the regiment, which later performed excellent services throughout the war. As Assistant to the Chief of Chemical Warfare Service in France from June until December 1918, in charge of the offensive division, he showed ability of the highest order in the general supervision of operations of all gas troops. From December 1918, until June 1919, as Acting Chief of Chemical Warfare Service abroad, his keen business ability and sound judgment wee important factors in the successful closing out of all chemical warfare activities in the American Expeditionary Forces.
War Department, General Orders No. 56 (1922)
Born: at St. Louis, Missouri
Home Town: Portland, Oregon


JOHNSTON, GORDON
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Gordon Johnston, 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 Johnston showed great ability while Chief of Staff of the 82d Division, in the operations in the Argonne area. The force of his energy and his masterful leadership manifested itself in the crowning successes of the Division during the operations of this campaign.
War Department, General Orders No. 59 (1919)
Born: May 25, 1874 at Charlotte, North Carolina
Home Town: Birmingham, Alabama
Personal Awards: Medal of Honor (Philippine Insurrection), Distinguished Service Cross (Philippine Insurrection), Army Distinguished Service Medal


JOHNSTON, JOHN A.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to John A. Johnston, 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, Northeastern Department, between 11 September 1917 and 23 May 1918, General Johnston handled many difficult problems arising in that department with rare judgment, tact, and great skill. Later, as Commanding General of the 34th Division, which he took overseas, his marked efficiency, unusual initiative, and military attainments of a high order were important factors in the excellent standard of training attained by the Division.
War Department, General Orders No. 4 (1923)
Born: at Allegheny, Pennsylvania
Home Town: Washington, D.C.


JOHNSTON, WILLIAM H.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to William H. Johnston, 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. During the Meuse-Argonne offensive, General Johnston commanded with skill and ability, the 91st Division in the difficult advance that resulted in the taking of Epinonville. Later, in participation with the French, he led his Division with marked distinction in the attack on and capture of the important city of Audenarde in the closing operations of the war in Belgium.
War Department, General Orders No. 44 (1919)
Born: at Cincinnati, Ohio
Home Town: Cincinnati, Ohio
Personal Awards: Distinguished Service Cross (WWI), Army Distinguished Service Medal


JOHNSTON, WILLIAM T.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to William T. Johnston, Colonel (Cavalry), U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. Colonel Johnston organized and administered the Officers' Training Camps from the outbreak of the war until 25 July 1918, and thereafter rendered conspicuous service as Chief of Staff, Southern Department.
War Department, General Orders No. 126 (1919)
Born: at Alexandria, Pennsylvania
Home Town: Livingston, Missouri


JOLLY, CHARLES L.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Charles L. Jolly, Major (Chemical Warfare Corps), U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. By displaying untiring energy and enthusiasm in the performance of his important duties, Major Jolly developed efficient gas discipline in the 32d Division, resulting in the prevention of gas fatalities. He was zealous and discerning in the training of troops, achieving brilliant successes. His service was marked by self-sacrificing devotion to the welfare and protection of the men who were with him.
War Department, General Orders No. 56 (1922)
Born: at New Orleans, Louisiana
Home Town: New York, New York


JONES, CLIFFORD
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Clifford Jones, 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. In the Office of the Executive Assistant to the Chief of Staff during the World War and the following demobilization period, Colonel Jones' tactfulness and initiative in meeting the varied situations presented and sound judgment in passing upon many maters of highest importance, contributed materially to the successful functioning of that office during the war. During the demobilization his conception and organization of the Emergency Discharge Section of the office not only protected the War Department from impositions but served in a marked degree to preserve the morale of the civilian population during that trying period.
War Department, General Orders No. 56 (1922)
Born: at Cumming, Georgia
Home Town: Norcross, Georgia


JONES, HARVEY L.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Harvey L. Jones, 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. In charge of the Military Police School at Autun, France, a position of great responsibility, due to his ability and energy, hundreds of officers and enlisted men were trained as Military Police for the Provost Marshal General's Department, and were afterwards distributed throughout the American Expeditionary Forces. Lieutenant Colonel Jones' work was conspicuous for its thoroughness and important results. He rendered services of much value to the United States.
War Department, General Orders No. 53 (1921)
Born: at Tuckerton, New Jersey
Home Town: Baltimore, Maryland


JONES, JAMES S.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to James S. Jones, Lieutenant Colonel (Adjutant General's Corps), U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. As Assistant to the Adjutant General at General Headquarters, American Expeditionary Forces, Lieutenant Colonel Jones displayed executive ability of the highest order in the efficient administration of the divisions successively assigned to him. Possessed of a keen mind for organization, with sound judgment, tact, and a thorough understanding of the intricate details of the office, he successfully surmounted innumerable obstacles, rendering service of signal worth to the American Expeditionary Forces and to the Government.
War Department, General Orders No. 59 (1919)
Born: at Wheeling, Virginia
Home Town: Wheeling, West Virginia


JONES, PERCY L.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Percy L. Jones, 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 Jones served with marked distinction as Commander of the United States Ambulance Service with the French Armies. By the force of his energy, zeal, and ability he brought the units of that service to a high state of perfections. The splendid record held by this service is attributable to his great devotion and untiring efforts in accomplishing his tasks.
War Department, General Orders No. 59 (1919)
Born: at Bartow County, Georgia
Home Town: Cleveland, Tennessee


JONES, SAMUEL G.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Samuel G. Jones, 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 Commanding Officer of Winchester Camp, England, Colonel Jones was directly charged with the transportation of several hundred thousand American troops through England, a task of great magnitude and one involving many difficulties. By his tireless energy and keen application to his important duties he accomplished his task with marked success, rendering services of distinction to the American Expeditionary Forces.
War Department, General Orders No. 87 (1919)
Born: at Montgomery, Alabama
Home Town: Montgomery, Alabama


JONES, WALTER C.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Walter C. Jones, 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 of the Intermediate Section, Services of Supply, American Expeditionary Forces, Colonel Jones performed his manifold duties with marked ability and outstanding successes. He was charged with the supervision of the Quartermaster Corps personnel of over 500 officers and 10,000 enlisted men, with the responsibility for the direction and control of the vast quantity of quartermaster stores required for the Intermediate Section, consisting of over 270,000 troops, and with the initial supply of four replacement (depot) divisions of over 300,000 troops. He fulfilled this tremendous responsibility with conspicuous and marked efficiency, handling with tact and keen judgment the many complex problems which constantly confronted him. His service was characterized with zealousness, resourcefulness, and farsightedness, and he proved himself equal to every emergency. He rendered services of signal worth to the American Expeditionary Forces.
War Department, General Orders No. 56 (1922)
Born: at Quincy, Massachusetts
Home Town: Quincy, Massachusetts


JORDAN, CLARENCE L.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Clarence L. Jordan, First Lieutenant (Ordnance Corps), U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. In active charge of the Army Ammunition Depot System of the 1st American Army, from its organization until the armistice, displaying great technical ability, sound judgment, exceptional zeal and energy, First Lieutenant Jordan successfully assured at all times efficient and adequate storage, protection, and issue of all classes of ammunition at the front, contributing materially to the success of the American Expeditionary Forces in France.
War Department, General Orders No. 13 (1923)
Born: at Monticello, Georgia
Home Town: Monticello, Georgia


JORDAN, RICHARD H.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Richard H. Jordan, 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 Senior Assistant and Executive Assistant to the Chief of Transportation Service from 11 January 1918 to 15 April 1919, with untiring energy, rare administrative and executive ability, and unremitting devotion to duty, Colonel Jordan rendered service of great value to the Government in perfecting the necessary organization of the movement of troops from encampments throughout the United states to Ports of Embarkation and thence overseas.
War Department, General Orders No. 14 (1923)
Born: at Haymarket, Virginia
Home Town: Haymarket, Virginia


JOY, BENJAMIN
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Benjamin Joy, 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 the Fiscal Department in the Office of the Officer in Charge of Civil Affairs in the occupied territory, Major Joy has handled problems of a delicate and complicated character with remarkable success, displaying marked administrative ability, breadth of vision, and a comprehensive knowledge of international finance questions.
War Department, General Orders No. 70 (1919)
Born: at Boston, Massachusetts
Home Town: Boston, Massachusetts


JOYCE, KENYON A.
(First Award)
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Kenyon A. Joyce, Colonel (Cavalry), U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. As Chief of Staff of the 2d Depot Division, Le Mans, France, in the training and sending forward of replacements and in breaking up combat divisions for replacement, Colonel Joyce displayed broad professional attainments, a high degree of leadership, and unfailing tact. Later, as Chief of the Classification and Data Section, Personnel Branch, General Staff, he demonstrated rare executive and planning ability in developing a system for the scientific classification of officers with a view to their suitability and availability.
War Department, General Orders No. 3 (1921)
Born: at Brooklyn, New York
Home Town: Chicago, Illinois


JUDAH, NOBLE B., JR.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Noble B. Judah, Jr., 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 Assistant Chief of Staff, G-2, of the 42d Division during all its campaigns, by the skillful direction of the Intelligence Service Lieutenant Colonel Judah proved a material factor in the successes gained by his Division. He at all times displayed assiduous application to his important task, rendering services of the utmost value.
War Department, General Orders No. 103 (1919)
Born: at Chicago, Illinois
Home Town: Chicago, Illinois


JUNKERSFELD, PETER C.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Peter C. Junkersfeld, 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 Associate Officer in Charge of the Building Branch of the Construction Division of the Army, by his unremitting industry and energy, sound judgment, and knowledge of the men, Colonel Junkersfeld was of the most material assistance in the accomplishment of the construction program of the Army. He performed notable service as executive, organizer, and administrator.
War Department, General Orders No. 89 (1919)
Born: at Sadorus, Illinois
Home Town: Chicago, Illinois


KEAN, JEFFERSON R.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Jefferson R. Kean, 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 Department of Military Relief, American Red Cross, a position of great responsibility, by his foresight, marked efficiency, and energy General Kean organized the bas hospitals, which cared for many of our wounded, and administered the United States Ambulance Service for duty with the French Army, greatly assisting our ally. He rendered services of conspicuous worth to the United States.
War Department, General Orders No. 59 (1921)
Born: at Lynchburg, Virginia
Home Town: Lynchburg, Virginia


KEECH, FRANK BROWNE
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Frank Browne Keech, 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 Inspector General of the Port of Embarkation, Newport News, Virginia, through Lieutenant Colonel Keech's very able control and judgment in the management of his office the shipment of troops and supplies overseas was materially aided.
War Department, General Orders No. 59 (1919)
Born: at Newport, Maryland
Home Town: New York, New York


KELLER, CHARLES
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Charles Keller, 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 Keller took command of a regiment at a critical moment after two unsuccessful assaults had been made by the brigade. He reorganized the regiment under fire and made possible the taking and holding of the Bois-des-Ogons, thereby displaying the highest order of leadership and exhibiting the masterful qualities of a commander.
War Department, General Orders No. 2 (1920)
Born: at Rochester, New York
Home Town: New York, New York


KELLER, CHARLES
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Charles Keller, Colonel (Infantry), U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. As Assistant to the Chief of Engineers, U.S. Army, Colonel Keller was instrumental in initiating policies which protected the channels and anchorages of our important harbors from obstruction by enemy aliens. As Power Administrator on behalf of the United States he organized the Power Section of the War Industries Board and initiated measures as a result of which the war program of the country was successfully protected against serious delay due to power shortages.
War Department, General Orders No. 59 (1919)
Born: at Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
Home Town: Fort Sam Houston, Texas


KELLER, WILLIAM L.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to William L. Keller, Colonel (Medical Corps), U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. As Director of the Professional Services, Medical Department, American Expeditionary Forces, Colonel Keller displayed marked ability in the organization and assignment of the forces at his disposal for service in hospitals at the front and in the rear areas. He was discerning in his knowledge of conditions, using his insufficient personnel to the maximum advantage in relieving the suffering of our sick and wounded, and in obtaining prompt treatment for battle casualties. His comprehensive grasp of the problems which presented themselves resulted in the saving of many lives.
War Department, General Orders No. 62 (1919)
Born: at Hartford, Connecticut
Home Town: New York, New York


KELLEY, REGINALD H.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Reginald H. Kelley, 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. First as Division Machine-Gun Officer and later as Commanding Officer, 116th Infantry Regiment, 29th Division, Colonel Kelley displayed sterling qualities of leadership. By his high military attainments, sound judgment, and self-sacrificing devotion to duty he proved to be a material factor in the successes achieved by the 29th Division in the offensive actions in which they participated.
War Department, General Orders No. 39 (1920)
Born: at Fresno, California
Home Town: Berkeley, California


KELLOND, FREDERIC G.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Frederic G. Kellond, Colonel (Infantry), U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. While in charge of the Construction Section of the Equipment Branch, General Staff, Colonel Kellond was responsible for the work of that section regarding projects of great magnitude, and his services have been of great value.
War Department, General Orders No. 103 (1919)
Born: at Canada Home Town: Louisville, Kentucky


KELLY, WILLIAM
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to William Kelly, 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. After serving with great credit in the field, Colonel Kelly took command of the important Ports of La Rochelle and La Pallice. By his executive ability and great energy he promptly relieved congested conditions and made possible the uninterrupted flow of necessary supplies toward the front.
War Department, General Orders No. 59 (1919)
Born: at New York, New York
Home Town: West Superior, Wisconsin


KELLY, WILLIAM, JR.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to William Kelly, Jr., 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 in the Adjutant General's Department during World War I. To Colonel Kelly's untiring energy and his sound and impartial judgment is due, in a large measure, the efficient action leading to the maintenance of the high standard of commissioned personnel during the war.
War Department, General Orders No. 69 (1919)
Born: at Brownsville, Texas
Home Town: Brownsville, Texas


KENNEDY, JAMES M.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to James M. Kennedy, 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 Port Surgeon, Port of Embarkation, Hoboken, New Jersey, Colonel Kennedy has organized, provided, and administered with conspicuous efficiency all of the hospitals required for the accommodation of our troops going overseas from that port, as well as for the large number of our sick and wounded soldiers returning home.
War Department, General Orders No. 111 (1919)
Born: at Abbeville, South Carolina
Home Town: Troy, South Carolina


KENNEDY, JOHN T.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to John T. Kennedy, 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 during the St. Mihiel offensive and the Meuse-Argonne offensive, Lieutenant Colonel Kennedy displayed conspicuous efficiency, marked aggressiveness, and leadership. By his exceptional technical and executive ability he solved many perplexing problems, although much handicapped by losses in men, material, and animals. He at all times rendered invaluable support to the attacking Infantry and proved to be a material factor in the result achieved.
War Department, General Orders No. 39 (1920)
Born: at Hendersonville, South Carolina
Home Town: Orangeburg, South Carolina


KENNEDY, MOORHEAD C.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Moorhead C. Kennedy, 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 Director General of Transportation, American Expeditionary Forces, in Paris, France, and later in London, England, Colonel Kennedy rendered services to the Government of an important and responsible character, his wide experience as a railroad executive sound professional and technical ability, his untiring energy and devotion to duty contributing markedly to the successful operations of the Transportation Corps of the American Expeditionary Forces.
War Department, General Orders No. 14 (1923)
Born: at Chambersburg, Pennsylvania
Home Town: Chambersburg, Pennsylvania


KERNAN, FRANCIS J.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Francis J. Kernan, 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 Kernan was entrusted with the important duty of organizing the Services of Supply of the American Expeditionary Forces in France, and the foundation then laid was later successfully carried out to completion. As a member of the War Prisoners' Commission, Berne, Switzerland, and of the American Section of the Supreme War Council, he has rendered conspicuous services to the Government.
War Department, General Orders No. 12 (1919)
Born: at Jacksonville, Florida
Home Town: Jacksonville, Florida


KERR, JAMES T.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to James T. Kerr, Brigadier General, U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. While in charge of the Enlisted Men's Division of the Adjutant General's Office and of the recruitment of the Army, and later as Executive Assistant to the Adjutant General of the Army, General Kerr's sound judgment and unremitting industry were important factors in the efficient administration of the Adjutant General's Department.
War Department, General Orders No. 77 (1919)
Born: at Martins Ferry, Ohio
Home Town: Martins Ferry, Ohio


KERTH, MONROE C.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Monroe C. Kerth, 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 Military Attaché at Petrograd, Russia, from 1 September 1917 to 1 February 1918, Colonel Kerth performed his exacting duties with marked ability under most trying circumstances. As Director of the Army General Staff College, American Expeditionary Forces, by his high professional attainments and unfailing energy, he rendered service of inestimable worth in connection with the instruction and training of officers for General Staff Duty. Later, as a member of the Training and Instruction Branch, War Plans Division, General Staff, he demonstrated sound judgment, great breadth of vision, and keen foresight in the solution of the various difficult problems with which he was confronted.
War Department, General Orders No. 56 (1922)
Born: at Cairo, Illinois
Home Town: Cairo, Illinois


KERVILLE, WILLIAM J.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to William J. Kerville, 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, in Command of the 101st Ammunition Train, 26th Division, throughout the period of organization, training, and operations in France. During the Aisne-Marne offensive Lieutenant Colonel Kerville provided a continuous and adequate supply of ammunition for the 26th Division and to elements of the 28th, 42d, and 4th Division over an extensive territory and under all conditions of open warfare. Because of his high professional attainments, initiative, untiring energy, and devotion to duty he rendered extremely valuable services.
War Department, General Orders No. 13 (1923)
Born: at Sommerville, Massachusetts
Home Town: Belmont, Massachusetts


KILBOURNE, CHARLES EVANS
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Charles Evans Kilbourne, 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 89th Division, Colonel Kilbourne displayed military ability of the highest order, contributing to the successes achieved by that Division during the St. Mihiel offensive. Later, upon his promotion to the grade of Brigadier General, he continued to render valuable services in command of the 36th Artillery Brigade during the remainder of the campaign.
War Department, General Orders No. 89 (1919)
Born: at Fort Myer, Virginia
Home Town: Portland, Oregon
Personal Awards: Medal of Honor (Philippine Insurrection), Distinguished Service Cross (WWI), Army Distinguished Service Medal


KILBRETH, JOHN W.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to John W. Kilbreth, 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 Director of the Department of Firing, School of Fire for Field Artillery, Fort Sill, Oklahoma, from September 1917 to May 1918, Lieutenant Colonel Kilbreth displayed professional attainments of the highest and most progressive order. He was primarily responsible for the excellent grounding received by thousands of officers in the principles of artillery firing, including those applicable to open warfare.
War Department, General Orders No. 19 (1921)
Born: at New York, New York
Home Town: Southampton, Long Island, New York


KILPATRICK, JOHN REED
(First Award)
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to John Reed Kilpatrick, Lieutenant Colonel (Quartermaster Corps), U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. In his capacity as a member of the 4th Section, General Staff, Lieutenant Colonel Kilpatrick exhibited exceptional tact and ability in promoting cooperation between the French and American Services of Transport and Supply. He has by his energy, good judgment, and decisive action in the establishment, organization, and conduct of various regulating stations and railheads very materially assisted in insuring a steady and adequate flow of supplies to our armies in their operations.
War Department, General Orders No. 59 (1919)
Born: at New York, New York
Home Town: New York, New York


KIMBALL, GORDON N.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Gordon N. Kimball, 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 Chief of the Rents, Requisitions, and Claims Service, Advance Section, Services of Supply, from November 1918 to July 1919, Lieutenant Colonel Kimball with exceptionally sound judgment, breadth of vision, and marked initiative organized and administered a work of great responsibility and magnitude.
War Department, General Orders No. 10 (1922)
Born: at Indianapolis, Indiana
Home Town: Ogden, Utah


KIMBALL, RICHARD H.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Richard H. Kimball, 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. Upon joining the Operations Division of the General Staff, Lieutenant Colonel Kimball assumed the responsibility of mobilization of the Draft and classification and distribution of troops. His clear judgment, initiative, and energy have done much toward the successful accomplishment of the huge task involved in receiving and placing the drafted forces.
War Department, General Orders No. 69 (1919)
Born: at Kimball, Texas
Home Town: Cleburne, Texas


*KING, ALFRED K.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal (Posthumously) to Alfred K. King, Major (Field Artillery), U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. As Munitions Officer of the 5th Army Corps, Major King performed exacting duties with untiring energy, displaying high professional attainments and a complete understanding of the needs of the troops he supplied. He personally reconnoitered roads over which transportation was to be made in order that he might keep in touch with changing conditions and he prepared to meet sudden emergencies, in order that the steady flow of munitions to the front lines might be maintained. He rendered services of signal worth.
War Department, General Orders No. 70 (1919)
Born: at Geneva, Ohio
Home Town: Erie, Pennsylvania


KING, CAMPBELL
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Campbell King, 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 King served with distinction as Chief of Staff of the 1st Division in the operations near Montdidier, the advance south of Soissons, and in the attack on the St. Mihiel salient. Later, as Chief of Staff of the 3d Army Corps during the Meuse-Argonne operation, by his splendid tactical judgment he rendered especially meritorious service.
War Department, General Orders No. 59 (1919)
Born: at Flat Rock, North Carolina
Home Town: Atlanta, Georgia


KING, DAVID M.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to David M. King, 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. Displaying exceptional technical knowledge and comprehension of existing conditions, Colonel King ably organized, installed, and operated in the Services of Supply and in the Army area an extensive chain of repair facilities for the maintenance of ordnance material. With tireless energy and unfailing devotion to his important duties he perfected a loyal and efficient organization, capable of meeting all demands made upon it.
War Department, General Orders No. 78 (1919)
Born: at Smyrna, Ohio
Home Town: Smyrna, Ohio


KING, EDWARD L.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Edward L. King, 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 King served with marked distinction as Chief of Staff of the 28th Division. Later as Brigade Commander, he planned and directed the operations resulting in the capture by the 65th Infantry Brigade of Chateau d'Aulnois and Marcheville, where he displayed great tactical skill and demonstrated his abilities as a commander.
War Department, General Orders No. 59 (1919)
Born: at Bridgewater, Massachusetts
Home Town: Bridgewater, Massachusetts
Personal Awards: Distinguished Service Cross (Philippine Insurrection), Army Distinguished Service Medal


KING, EDWARD P., JR.
(First Award)
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Edward P. King, Jr., Major (Field Artillery), U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. As Principal Assistant to the Chief of Field Artillery, from 23 March 1918 to 11 November 1918, Major King contributed largely to the successful solution of the difficult problems of expansion, organization, and training which then confronted the Field Artillery.
War Department, General Orders No. 15 (1921)
Born: at Atlanta, Georgia
Home Town: Atlanta, Georgia
Personal Awards: 2@ Army Distinguished Service Medals


KING, VAN RENSSELAER C.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Van Rensselaer C. King, 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 General Superintendent of Transportation, American Expeditionary Forces, and as Transportation Representative with the Armistice Commission, Colonel King organized and successfully installed a central car record and a system for distributing rolling stock which were of incalculable value to the American Expeditionary Forces.
War Department, General Orders No. 10 (1922)
Born: at New York, New York
Home Town: Wilmington, North Carolina


KINGMAN, JOHN J.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to John J. Kingman, Colonel (Corps of Engineers), U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. As Chief of Staff of the 90th Division, Colonel Kingman displayed exceptional ability, planning important operations with sound judgment and wide comprehension of the conditions to be encountered. He was unflagging inn energy and tireless in devotion to his exacting duties. Constantly confronted by perplexing military problems, he handled them with aggression and achieved brilliant successes.
War Department, General Orders No. 78 (1919)
Born: at Omaha, Nebraska
Home Town: Chattanooga, Tennessee


KLEIN, HARRY T.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Harry T. Klein, 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. By his initiative, intelligence, and devotion to the study of French laws on the subject of requisitions and billeting, Lieutenant Colonel Klein had contributed in a marked degree to the highly satisfactory results obtained by the Rents, Requisitions, and Claims Service in the conduct of a task of great magnitude. Later, As Chief Requisition Officer, by his high professional attainments and sound judgment, furthered by a keen analytical mind, he solved many intricate problems which daily confronted him, in the acquisition of property by lease, and in the requisition of billets for our troops.
War Department, General Orders No. 19 (1920)
Born: at Bellevue, Kentucky
Home Town: Cincinnati, Ohio


KNIGHT, GEORGE W.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to George W. Knight, 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. Near Bethincourt, France, on 25 September 1918, Lieutenant Colonel Knight was assigned the task of placing foot bridges over Forges River and cutting the wire in front of the enemy positions. In this his inspiring leadership and constant supervision were conspicuous. Later he organized the regiment for the November 1 offensive, which entailed the building of nine bridges, every one of which was completed in time for the Artillery to keep pace with the Infantry. His organization of the work at hand enabled the advance to proceed without delay and also enabled the Infantry to have the support of the Artillery and to keep in close touch with their transport.
War Department, General Orders No. 47 (1921)
Born: at Newark, New Jersey
Home Town: Newark, New Jersey


KNIGHT, JOHN T.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to John T. Knight, Colonel (Quartermaster Corps), U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I, as Chief Quartermaster and Superintendent of the Army Transport Service at the Port of Embarkation, Newport News, Virginia, a position of great responsibility, in which he prepared ships for convoy and executed the manifold duties of his office with conspicuous merit.
War Department, General Orders No. 59 (1921)
Born: at Poplar Hill, Virginia
Home Town: Farmville, Virginia


KNISKERN, ALBERT D.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Albert D. Kniskern, 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 and development of the Supply System in the General Supply Depot, Chicago, Illinois.
War Department, General Orders No. 77 (1919)
Born: at Monee, Illinois
Home Town: Manistee, Michigan


KOCH, STANLEY
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Stanley Koch, 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 Executive Officer of the Remount Service, American Expeditionary Forces, by his zeal, efficiency, and devotion to duty, Lieutenant Colonel Koch has rendered great and beneficial service in the organization of the Remount Service in the American Expeditionary Forces.
War Department, General Orders No. 27 (1922)
Born: at Bozeman, Montana
Home Town: Bozeman, Montana


KOEHLER, HERMAN J.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Herman J. Koehler, 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. At the beginning of the war Lieutenant Colonel Koehler was placed in charge of the physical training in officers' training camps. These and also four divisional camps were personally visited by him. He personally instructed 200,000 officers and enlisted men of the new Army.
War Department, General Orders No. 34 (1919)
Born: at Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Home Town: Milwaukee, Wisconsin


KRAMER, HARRY C.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Harry C. Kramer, 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 administration of the Selective Service law in various capacities in the Office of the Provost Marshal General, and as Executive Officer in that office during the period of the great drafts in the early part of 1918, Lieutenant Colonel Kramer displayed superior executive ability, sound judgment, and complete devotion to his duties. His service was of immeasurable value to his Government in positions of great responsibility.
War Department, General Orders No. 16 (1923)
Born: at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Home Town: West Collingswood, New Jersey


KRAUTHOFF, CHARLES R.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Charles R. Krauthoff, 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 Krauthoff's energy and thorough knowledge of methods and standards of supply have been of exceptional value, particularly in directing European purchases for the Quartermaster Corps and in the difficult and complex transactions attending the payments to allied and other foreign creditors of the American Government.
War Department, General Orders No. 59 (1919)
Born: at St. Louis, Missouri
Home Town: Kansas City, Missouri


KREGER, EDWARD A.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Edward A. Kreger, Brigadier General, U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. As Acting Judge Advocate General for the American Expeditionary Forces, General Kreger has organized and efficiently administered his office, performing exacting duties with marked distinction. His masterful knowledge of military law, his foresight, and practical comprehension of the complex problems involved in his work enabled him to perform it with noteworthy success. His counsel was wise; his decisions were just. His services to the American Expeditionary Forces have been of great value.
War Department, General Orders No. 47 (1919)
Born: at Keota, Iowa
Home Town: Cherokee, Iowa
Personal Awards: Distinguished Service Cross (Philippine Insurrection), Army Distinguished Service Medal


KROMER, LEON B.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Leon B. Kromer, 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 Assistant Chief of Staff of the 82d Division during the St. Mihiel offensive Colonel Kromer displayed military attainments of a high order in the planning of operations of great moment. Later as Assistant Chief of Staff, G-3, 1st Corps, and Assistant Chief of Staff, G-1, 1st Army, during the Meuse-Argonne operations, his initiative, sound judgment, and tireless energy solved difficult problems of traffic control and regulation, playing an important part in the successes achieved.
War Department, General Orders No. 62 (1919)
Born: at Grand Rapids, Michigan
Home Town: Grand Rapids, Michigan


KRUEGER, WALTER
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Walter Krueger, 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 Krueger served as Assistant in the Bureau of Militia Affairs; Assistant Chief of Staff, G-3, and Acting Chief of Staff, 84th Division, Assistant Chief of Staff, G-3, 26th Division, Chief of Staff, Tank Corps, Instructor, Line School, Langres, France, Assistant Chief of Staff, G-3, 4th Corps, and Assistant Chief of Staff, G-3, 6th Corps. By his high professional attainments, superior zeal, loyal devotion to duty, soldierly character, and his dominant leadership, he has exercised a determining influence upon the commands with which he has served, and has contributed in a marked degree to the success of the military operations of our forces.
War Department, General Orders No. 3 (1924)
Born: at Germany Home Town: Cincinnati, Ohio


KRUMM, LOUIS R.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Louis R. Krumm, 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 Supervisor of Radio Service of the Signal Corps in France, Lieutenant Colonel Krumm organized and placed in satisfactory operation this important branch. The excellent results obtained by our telephonic interception stations are due to his masterful ability and exact scientific knowledge.
War Department, General Orders No. 59 (1919)
Born: at Columbus, Ohio
Home Town: Brooklyn, New York


KUEGLE, ALBERT S.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Albert S. Kuegle, 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 Secretary of the General Staff and of the 3d Section thereof, at General Headquarters, American Expeditionary Forces, charged with executive duties of a responsible and exacting character, Lieutenant Colonel Kuegle performed these duties with merited success, displaying at all times a high degree of tact, zeal, and efficiency, rendering invaluable services to the American Expeditionary Forces.
War Department, General Orders No. 89 (1919)
Born: at Columbiana, Ohio
Home Town: Sturgis, South Carolina


KUMPE, GEORGE E.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to George E. Kumpe, 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 Signal Officer of the 3d Army Corps, by his untiring energy, devotion to duty, and excellent technical attainments, Colonel Kumpe established and maintained under great difficulties of terrain and enemy shell fire such thorough signal arrangements as to enable his corps headquarters to maintain communication at all times with the divisions of the corps and adjacent units, thereby greatly contributing to the success of his corps in the Meuse-Argonne offensive.
War Department, General Orders No. 38 (1922)
Born: at Leighton, Alabama
Home Town: White Sulphur Springs, Montana

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