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


THE 
DISTINGUISHED SERVICE MEDAL
to

 

LADD, EUGENE F.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Eugene F. Ladd, 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 Officers' Division of the Adjutant General's Office, General Ladd's comprehensive grasp of the new situations developing and his technical ability enabled him to perform the duties of his office with rare distinction, thus contributing greatly to the rapid organization of our new Army.
War Department, General Orders No. 47 (1919)
Born: at Thetford Center, Vermont
Home Town: Thetford Center, Vermont


LAMONT, ROBERT P.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Robert P. Lamont, 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 Assistant to the Chief of the Procurement Division, later as Chief of the Procurement Division and as a member of the Claims Board of the Ordnance Department, Colonel Lamont has rendered material assistance to the Nation's industry in adjusting equitably outstanding contracts with full justice to employers and employees alike.
War Department, General Orders No. 77 (1919)
Born: at Detroit, Michigan
Home Town: Evanston, Illinois


*LAMPERT, JAMES G. B.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal (Posthumously) to James G. B. Lampert, Lieutenant Colonel (Corps of Engineers), U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. Lieutenant Colonel Lampert invented, developed, and superintended the production of the standard floating footbridge equipage, which was successfully used by the 1st Army in its attack east of the Meuse, near Dun. His services in connection with the organization and development of the bridge department of the Chief Engineer's office were of inestimable value. He showed ability, great foresight, and exact scientific knowledge, and his work had an important bearing on the successes achieved by our armies.
War Department, General Orders No. 59 (1919)
Born: at Oshkosh, Wisconsin
Home Town: Oshkosh, Wisconsin


LANGDON, RUSSELL C.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Russell C. Langdon, Colonel (Infantry), U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. As Commanding Officer of the 127th Infantry Regiment, 32d Division, Colonel Langdon demonstrated personal courage, marked tactical ability, and military leadership of a high order. The brilliant success he achieved in the capture of Fismes during the Aisne-Marne offensive, and in the taking of Juvigny and the subsequent advance to Terny-Sorny during the Oise-Aisne offensive, was repeated later during the operations of the Meuse-Argonne, when he was given the important task of conducting the attack on La Cote Dame Marie.
War Department, General Orders No. 69 (1919)
Born: at Brooklyn, New York
Home Town: Brooklyn, New York
Personal Awards: Distinguished Service Cross (WWI), Army Distinguished Service Medal


LANGFITT, WILLIAM C.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to William C. Langfitt, 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 Light, Railways, and Roads, and later as Chief of Utilities, General Langfitt displayed great ability and marked breadth of vision. As Chief Engineer of the American Expeditionary Forces his brilliant professional attainments, untiring energy, and devotion to duty placed his department in a state of efficiency and enabled it to perform its important function in the most satisfactory manner.
War Department, General Orders No. 12 (1919)
Born: at Wellsburg, Virginia
Home Town: Millersburg, Ohio


LANGSTON, JOHN D.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to John D. Langston, 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 Executive Officer in charge of the Selective Draft in North Carolina from December 1917 until September 1918, by his unusual executive ability, rare tact and skill, great initiative, and resourcefulness exercised at times under most trying and novel conditions which arose in connection with the administration of the Selective Service Act, Lieutenant Colonel Langston achieved a pronounced and conspicuous success in the performance of difficult and highly responsible duties, thereby rendering services of great value to the Government.
War Department, General Orders No. 56 (1922)
Born: at Aurora, North Carolina
Home Town: Goldsboro, North Carolina


LANZA, CONRAD H.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Conrad H. Lanza, 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 Operations Section, Army Artillery, 1st Army, American Expeditionary Forces, Colonel Lanza exhibited a high order of ability and judgment. By his clear tactical conception of complex situations, by his exercise of initiative, by his untiring energy, and by his self-sacrificing devotion to duty, he contributed in a marked degree to the successful employment of all of the artillery of the 1st Army.
War Department, General Orders No. 19 (1920)
Born: at New York, New York
Home Town: Washington, D.C.


LASSITER, WILLIAM
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to William Lassiter, 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 51st Field Artillery Brigade, as Chief of Artillery of the Artillery of the 1st and 4th Army Corps in turn, and as Chief of Artillery, 2d Army, General Lassiter showed himself to be a leader of conspicuous ability. His energy and sound judgment influenced greatly the successful operations of his commands on the Vesle, at the St. Mihiel salient, and in the Toul sector. He later commanded with skill and marked success the 32d Infantry Division.
War Department, General Orders No. 12 (1919)
Born: at Petersburg, Virginia
Home Town: Petersburg, Virginia


LATHBURY, BENJAMIN B.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Benjamin B. Lathbury, 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 the adjustment and settlement of many difficult and intricate claims problems, Colonel Lathbury's services were distinguished by zeal, excellent judgment, and a high comprehension of the principles involved and his success has been most marked.
War Department, General Orders No. 11 (1921)
Born: at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Home Town: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


LAWTON, FRANK H.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Frank H. Lawton, 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 Division, G-4, Paris Group, during the critical days in the summer of 1918, by his initiative, tireless energy, and marked ability Colonel Lawton handled many difficult problems of supply and evacuation in a highly satisfactory manner, thereby contributing materially to the successes of the Division in that sector.
War Department, General Orders No. 22 (1929)
Born: at Fort Dodge, Iowa
Home Town: Seattle, Washington


LEA, LUKE
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Luke Lea, 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, 114th Field Artillery, 30th Division, Colonel Lea organized, trained, and handled the regiment in a skillful manner during the St. Mihiel and Meuse-Argonne offensives. By his marked tactical judgment, knowledge of artillery, and loyal devotion to duty he rendered at all times the maximum of support to the Infantry in all tasks assigned his regiment, thereby rendering in a position of great responsibility services of great value to the American Expeditionary Forces.
War Department, General Orders No. 56 (1922)
Born: at Nashville, Tennessee
Home Town: Nashville, Tennessee


LEACH, GEORGE E.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to George E. Leach, Colonel (Field Artillery), U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. As Commanding Officer of the 151st Field Artillery, 42d Division, Colonel Leach displayed marked qualities of leadership. Maintaining a high standard of efficiency and morale, he constantly kept his regiment in close proximity to the attacking infantry, were he was able to furnish it accurate and timely assistance, which contributed materially to the successes gained.
War Department, General Orders No. 89 (1919)
Born: at Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Home Town: Minneapolis, Minnesota
Personal Awards: Distinguished Service Cross (WWI), Army Distinguished Service Medal


LEARNARD, HENRY G.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Henry G. Learnard, 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 work of reorganization and administration within the Adjutant General's Department.
War Department, General Orders No. 18 (1919)
Born: at Wright City, Missouri
Home Town: Napoleon, Michigan


LEE, BURTON J.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Burton J. Lee, Lieutenant Colonel (Medical Corps), U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. As Surgical Consultant attached to the 2d Division, Lieutenant Colonel Lee served continuously at the front, organizing his forces for the treatment and evacuation of the casualties with skill and marked success. He displayed unusual ability in the operations before Soissons, when in an emergency he organized, personally led, and directed surgical teams which cared for hundreds of wounded soldiers at a time when adequate hospitalization could not be established.
War Department, General Orders No. 59 (1919)
Born: at New Haven, Connecticut
Home Town: New York, New York


LEE, JOHN C. H.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to John C. H. Lee, 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 the preparations for the drive on the St. Mihiel salient in September 1918, and for the Argonne-Meuse offensive in October 1918, Colonel Lee had charge of the detailed arrangements for and subsequent execution of the operations of the 89th Division. The successes attained by this Division were largely due to his splendid staff coordination, marked tactical ability, and sound judgment.
War Department, General Orders No. 59 (1919)
Born: at Junction City, Kansas
Home Town: Junction City, Kansas


LEE, RAYMOND E.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Raymond E. Lee, 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 to the Chief of Field Artillery, from 1 September 1918 to the present time, Colonel Lee acted as Chief of Field Artillery for a period of about 10 days prior to the armistice during the absence of the Chief of Field Artillery. After the armistice he successfully planned and executed the demobilization of the commissioned personnel of his arm and also organized and conducted the Field Artillery section of the Officers' Reserve Corps in a most effective manner.
War Department, General Orders No. 38 (1922)
Born: at St. Louis, Missouri
Home Town: Kansas City, Missouri


LEGGE, BARNWELL R.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Barnwell R. Legge, 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 Company, Battalion, and Regimental Commander of the 26th Infantry throughout hostilities, Lieutenant Colonel Legge successfully led his command through each of the offensives of the 1st Division. By his superior tactical judgment, manifest ability, and tireless energy, coupled with unusual leadership, he contributed in a brilliant manner to the success of the 1st Division. Later, as a Division Adjutant, he gave further proof of the highest qualities of military character, again demonstrating conspicuous service in a position of great responsibility.
War Department, General Orders No. 56 (1922)
Born: at Charleston, South Carolina
Home Town: Charleston, South Carolina
Personal Awards: Distinguished Service Cross (WWI), Army Distinguished Service Medal


LEHMAN, HERBERT H.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Herbert H. Lehman, Colonel (General Staff), U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. While with the Purchase, Storage, and Traffic Division of the General Staff as Chief of the Purchase Branch, member of the Board of Contract Adjustment, Chairman of the Advisory Board on Sales and Contract Termination, Member of the War Department Claims Board, and Assistant Director of Purchase, Storage, and Traffic, General Staff, Colonel Lehman's large business experience, breadth of vision, and sound judgment have been of inestimable value in formulating and in supervising the execution of the methods and policies followed in the cancellation of war contracts and obligations and in the settlement and adjustment of terminated obligations.
War Department, General Orders No. 103 (1919)
Born: at New York, New York
Home Town: Washington, D.C.


LEONARD, GRACE E.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Grace E. Leonard, 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 Assistant Director of the Nursing Service, American Expeditionary Forces, First Lieutenant Leonard rendered invaluable assistance at the Headquarters of Base Section No. 3. She supervised all nursing activities of the United States Army hospitals established in England, and in many ways promoted the general welfare of the nursing staff and the sick and wounded under their care.
War Department, General Orders No. 9 (1923)
Born: at Newark, New Jersey
Home Town: New York, New York


LEWIS, DEAN D.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Dean D. Lewis, Lieutenant Colonel (Medical Corps), U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. As Chief of the Surgical Service of Evacuation Hospital No. 5 during the operations on the Marne, and the St. Mihiel, Meuse-Argonne, and Ypres-Lys offensives, by his tireless energy, organizing ability, and unusual surgical skill, Lieutenant Colonel Lewis successfully demonstrated that war wounds could be operated upon in large numbers in front-line hospitals with limited personnel, thus conserving many lives among combat troops, thereby rendering in a position of great responsibility, conspicuous service to the American Expeditionary Forces.
War Department, General Orders No. 56 (1922)
Born: at Kewanee, Illinois
Home Town: Chicago, Illinois


LEWIS, EDWARD M.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Edward M. Lewis, 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 Lewis Commanded with distinction the 30th American Division during its successful operations in Belgium with the 2d British Army, and later, with the 4th British Army in the offensive which resulted in the breaking of the enemy's Hindenburg line. During all these operations he exhibited great ability, determined energy, and marked devotion to duty.
War Department, General Orders No. 12 (1919)
Born: at New Albany, Indiana
Home Town: New Albany, Indiana


LEWIS, FREDERICK W.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Frederick W. Lewis, 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 Officer in Charge of the Publication Division of the Adjutant General's Office. To Colonel Lewis' painstaking efforts, tact, energy, and zeal are due the accuracy with which publications issued to the Military Establishment through the Adjutant General of the Army were drawn and the promptness with which they were distributed.
War Department, General Orders No. 105 (1919)
Born: at Buffalo, New York
Home Town: Atlanta, Georgia


LEWIS, GILBERT N.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Gilbert N. Lewis, 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. By his unusual energy, marked ability, and high technical attainments, Lieutenant Colonel Lewis rendered extremely valuable service by securing first-hand data on the use and effects of gas and submitting reports of such value that they became fundamentals upon which the gas-warfare policies of the American Expeditionary Forces were thereafter largely based. Later, as Chief of the Defense Division, Chemical Warfare Service, he obtained a high state of efficiency in the protection of our officers and soldiers against enemy gas and furthered the successes of American arms by securing a better and more effective use of gas, especially mustard gas, against the enemy, thereby rendering services of great value to our Government.
War Department, General Orders No. 56 (1922)
Born: at Weymouth, Massachusetts
Home Town: Berkeley, California


LIGGETT, HUNTER
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Hunter Liggett, Lieutenant General, U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. As Commander of the 1st Army of the American Expeditionary Forces, General Liggett Commanded the 1st Army Corps and perfected its organization under difficult conditions of early service in France, engaged in active operations in reduction of the Marne salient and of the St. Mihiel salient, and participated in the actions in the Forest of Argonne; in command of the 1st Army when German resistance was shattered west of the Meuse.
War Department, General Orders No. 136 (1918)
Born: at Reading, Pennsylvania
Home Town: Birdsboro, Pennsylvania


LINCOLN, CHARLES S.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Charles S. Lincoln, 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 G-1 Section of the General Staff, General Headquarters, American Expeditionary Forces, and later as Deputy Chief of Staff, G-1, and later as Assistant Chief of Staff, G- 1.
War Department, General Orders No. 28 (1921)
Born: at Boonsboro, Iowa
Home Town: Ames, Iowa


LINDSEY, JULIAN R.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Julian R. Lindsey, 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. The brilliant and successful attack of the 164th Infantry Brigade, 82d Division, Commanded by General Lindsey, in the Argonne Forest, showed a spirit of aggressiveness and leadership of a high order. The tactical advantage attained in this action, whereby St. Juvin and Grand Pre were laid open to attack, was largely due to his ability and energy.
War Department, General Orders No. 59 (1919)
Born: at Irwinton, Georgia
Home Town: Irwinton, Georgia


LINDSLEY, HENRY D.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Henry D. Lindsley, 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 Lindsley conducted with extreme devotion to duty and marked zeal the many activities of the War Risk Insurance Bureau in France. Due to his executive ability he contributed very largely to the successful development, extension and administration of that important service.
War Department, General Orders No. 59 (1919)
Born: at Nashville, Tennessee
Home Town: New York, New York


LITTELL, ISAAC W.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Isaac W. Littell, 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 Cantonment Division of the Quartermaster General's Office, General Littell was charged with the task of building the camps and cantonments of the Army raised in the summer of 1917 under conditions imposing almost insuperable obstacles. His completion of this task is a conspicuous example of the exercise of qualities of mind and character making up the highest type of officer.
War Department, General Orders No. 105 (1919)
Born: at Elizabeth, New Jersey
Home Town: Elizabeth, New Jersey


LITTLE, BASCOM
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Bascom Little, 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 Production District in which were manufactured practically all the machine guns and automatic rifles supplied for the United States Army and later as Special Assistant to the Chief of Ordnance, in charge of the production of small arms, automatic rifles, machine guns, small-arms ammunition, etc., Colonel Little successfully organized the industry of the country for the production of these items to meet the needs of the United States Army.
War Department, General Orders No. 126 (1919)
Born: at Cleveland, Ohio
Home Town: Cleveland, Ohio


LIVERMORE, PHILLIP W.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Phillip W. Livermore, Captain (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 Director of Regional and Ministerial Liaison and later as Deputy for the Chief Liaison Officer, Captain Livermore displayed unusual administrative ability and rare judgment. By untiring effort and devotion to duty, he was largely instrumental in placing American liaison on a sound footing. His forceful personality and keen intelligence contributed largely to the successes achieved by his department. At all times he showed marked initiative, unflagging energy, and zeal in the performance of exacting and delicate tasks.
War Department, General Orders No. 62 (1919)
Born: at New York, New York
Home Town: New York, New York


LLEWELLYN, FRED W.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Fred W. Llewellyn, 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. Assuming the responsibilities of the First Section of the General Staff of the 28th Division five days before the Meuse-Argonne offensive, Lieutenant Colonel Llewellyn efficiently coordinated the several services. By his constant vigilance and ceaseless efforts the entire system of supply, traffic, and evacuation operated during the advance of more than 10 kilometers, in accordance with the plans he had arranged. He was tireless in his energy and devotion to important duties, displaying military attainments of high order.
War Department, General Orders No. 62 (1919)
Born: at Hillsboro, Oregon
Home Town: Seattle, Washington


LLOYD, CHARLES R.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Charles R. Lloyd, 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 Lloyd Commanded with distinction the 10th Field Artillery, displaying marked ability as an artillerist. His unflagging zeal and sound judgment was revealed by the success achieved by his regiment in furthering the gains achieved by the 3d Division in its operations in the field.
War Department, General Orders No. 89 (1919)
Born: at England Home Town: San Francisco, California


LOCHRIDGE, P. D.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to P. D. Lochridge, 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, for services to the Allied and associated governments as Chief of Staff, American Section, Supreme War Council.
War Department, General Orders No. 75 (1919)
Born: at Bexar, Alabama
Home Town: Rara Avis, Mississippi


LOCKE, MORRIS E.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Morris E. Locke, 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 Logan Commanded, with marked skill and initiative, the 102d Field Artillery, 26th Division, during the Chateau-Thierry campaign, where at all times he furnished valuable support to the advancing infantry. Later he served creditably as an instructor at the Army General Staff College at Langres, France, rendering important services to the American Expeditionary Forces.
War Department, General Orders No. 95 (1919)
Born: at Salt Lake City, Utah
Home Town: Cincinnati, Ohio


LOGAN, JAMES A., JR.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to James A. Logan, Jr., 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 Logan's marked administrative ability enabled him to assist most ably in the direction of important operations while on duty at G-1, General Headquarters, American Expeditionary Forces, as Deputy Chief of Staff, 2d Army, and G-1, 3d Army. As American Representative with the Franco-American War Affairs Commission, at Paris, he displayed unfailing tact, energy, and sound judgment in handling the intricate details of the relations between the French and American authorities, achieving signal success. His high military attainments were shown in the successes with which he performed duties of vital moment.
War Department, General Orders No. 59 (1919)
Born: at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Home Town: Bala, Pennsylvania


LONERGAN, THOMAS C.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Thomas C. Lonergan, Lieutenant Colonel (Infantry), U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. As an Instructor at the Army General Staff College, American Expeditionary Forces, Lieutenant Colonel Lonergan displayed high professional attainments and unfailing energy, performing services of inestimable worth in connection with the instruction and training of officers for General Staff duty. He prepared the "Notebook for the General Staff Officer" and the "Provisional Staff Manual," and was mainly responsible for the "Handbook of Division and Brigade Commanders," all of which proved to be most valuable books. As Adjutant of the 159th Infantry Brigade, 80th Division, during the St. Mihiel offensive, and later as a member of the Interallied Games Committee he gave further proof of his sterling ability, sound judgment, and keen foresight. In all of these positions he rendered most conspicuous service to the Government.
War Department, General Orders No. 14 (1923)
Born: at St. Louis, Missouri
Home Town: St. Louis, Missouri


LONGAN, RUFUS E.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Rufus E. Longan, 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, for services as Chief of Staff, Port of Embarkation, Hoboken, New Jersey, from 15 December 1917 to 16 December 1918.
War Department, General Orders No. 124 (1919)
Born: at Sedalia, Missouri
Home Town: Sedalia, Missouri


LONGLEY, FRANCIS F.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Francis F. Longley, 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 Longley has been in charge of the Water Supply Service, and as Commanding Officer of the 26th Engineers, a water supply regiment, since the fall of 1917. His untiring energy, unusual initiative, and good judgment have to a marked degree, been responsible for the plentiful supply of pure drinking water to the combatant troops, thereby materially assisting in maintaining the unusually low rates in sickness among our troops.
War Department, General Orders No. 59 (1919)
Born: at Chicago, Illinois
Home Town: Dobbs Ferry, New York


LORD, HERBERT M.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Herbert M. Lord, Brigadier General, U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I, as Assistant to the Quartermaster General and later as Director of Finance. As such, General Lord was responsible for and had authority over the preparation of estimates, disbursements, money accounts, property accounts, finance reports, and pay and mileage of the Army. The success of the Finance Department was, in a large measure, due to his breadth of vision, executive ability, initiative, and energy.
War Department, General Orders No. 47 (1919)
Born: at Rockland, Missouri
Home Town: Rockland, Missouri


LOREE, JAMES T.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to James T. Loree, 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 Loree served in turn as Assistant Quartermaster of the 27th Division, as Quartermaster of the 80th Division, and in the Provost Marshal General's Department, American Expeditionary Forces, in all of which capacities he displayed exceptional ability. His good judgment, combined with a knowledge of methods and high professional attainments, resulted in a superior standard of efficiency, reflecting the greatest credit upon himself and enabling him to render most valuable services.
War Department, General Orders No. 116 (1919)
Born: at Logansport, Indiana
Home Town: Albany, New York


LORENZ, WILLIAM F.
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The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to William F. Lorenz, 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 Commanding Officer of Field Hospital No. 127, and while in personal charge of the Triage (sorting station for wounded) of the 32d Division during the combat activities of that Division on the Marne, Oise-Aisne, and in the Meuse-Argonne, Major Lorenz so displayed indefatigable zeal and exceptionally good judgment in sorting, caring for, and evacuating thousands of wounded as to directly result in the saving of many lives.
War Department, General Orders No. 59 (1921)
Born: at New York, New York
Home Town: Mendota, Wisconsin


LOTZ, ABRAHAM G.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Abraham G. Lotz, 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, for services in the Adjutant General's office in connection with the procurement of commissioned personnel. Later, as Chief of Staff, 12th Division, and Executive Officer at Camp Devens, Massachusetts, by his untiring energy, loyalty and organizing ability Colonel Lotz aided materially in the rapid demobilization of troops passing through this camp.
War Department, General Orders No. 19 (1922)
Born: at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
Home Town: Abilene, Kansas


LOVE, JAMES M., JR.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to James M. Love, Jr., Colonel (Infantry), U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. As Adjutant General, 2d Army Corps, and later as Commanding Officer of the 319th Infantry, 80th Division, Colonel Love rendered services of great credit. By his marked tactical ability and unceasing energy he contributed materially to the successes achieved by the 80th Division in the Meuse-Argonne offensive.
War Department, General Orders No. 89 (1919)
Born: at Fairfax Courthouse, Virginia
Home Town: Fairfax Courthouse, Virginia


LUBEROFF, GEORGE
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to George Luberoff, 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 Chief Quartermaster of the 1st Army, by his great energy, complete experience, and loyal efforts, Lieutenant Colonel Luberoff maintained an efficient service and kept a steady flow of all necessary quartermaster supplies to the 1st Army, rendering services of great value to the American Expeditionary Forces.
War Department, General Orders No. 108 (1919)
Born: at New York, New York
Home Town: Lexington, Kentucky


LUTHER, WILLARD B.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Willard B. Luther, 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-3, and Brigade Adjutant, 51st Field Artillery Brigade, during the occupancy of the Boucq sector, the Aisne-Marne, and St. Mihiel offensives, and as Assistant to the Assistant Chief of Staff, G-3, Headquarters, 1st Army Artillery, during the Meuse-Argonne operations, Lieutenant Colonel Luther displayed outstanding executive ability, leadership, and technical skill of high order, these qualities couple with unremitting devotion to duty contributing in a material way to the successful operations of the organizations with which he served.
War Department, General Orders No. 13 (1923)
Born: at Attleboro, Massachusetts
Home Town: Milton, Massachusetts


LYLE, HENRY H. M.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Henry H. M. Lyle, Colonel (Medical Corps), U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I, as Director of the Army Evacuation Ambulance Companies and Sections of the 1st Army of the American Expeditionary Forces, a position of great responsibility. During the St. Mihiel and Meuse-Argonne offensives he so directed the functioning of the ambulances that, in spite of the great shortage of these, he was able at all times to transport the wounded expeditiously, thereby saving many lives and enhancing the morale of the combatant troops. By his eminent surgical skill he has devised a new practical method for the treatment of gunshot fractures. He has rendered service of much value.
War Department, General Orders No. 59 (1921)
Born: at Ireland Home Town: New York, New York


LYNCH, CHARLES
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Charles Lynch, 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, Newport News, Virginia, Colonel Lynch's service in governing and controlling the agencies for caring for sick and wounded soldiers, protecting them against diseases, and safeguarding them prior to and during transport overseas, was conspicuous.
War Department, General Orders No. 111 (1919)
Born: at Syracuse, New York
Home Town: Syracuse, New York


LYNCH, GEORGE A.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to George A. Lynch, 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 a member of the Training Section, General Headquarters, Lieutenant Colonel Lynch was chiefly responsible for the revision of the Infantry Drill Regulations. In this important task he displayed a broad grasp of the tactical lessons of the war and showed sound judgment in adapting their principles to American needs, capabilities, and characteristics, thereby rendering services of signal worth to the American Expeditionary Forces.
War Department, General Orders No. 55 (1920)
Born: at Blairstown, Iowa
Home Town: Blairstown, Iowa


LYNN, CLARK
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Clark Lynn, 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, 91st Division, from July 1918 to April 1919, by his high professional attainments and marked ability Lieutenant Colonel Lynn rendered valuable assistance in the staff work during the St. Mihiel, Meuse-Argonne, and Ypres-Lys offensives, his efficiency contributing materially to the success of his Division in these operations.
War Department, General Orders No. 56 (1922)
Born: at Hartford, Indiana
Home Town: Chicago, Illinois


*LYON, LEROY S.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal (Posthumously) to Leroy S. Lyon, 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 Brigadier General Commanding the 65th Field Artillery Brigade, 40th Division, General Lyon displayed splendid qualities of leadership and organizing ability and by his enthusiasm and energy he developed his brigade to a high state of efficiency. Later, as Major General, Commanding the 31st Division during its training, he exhibited marked tactical judgment, and his skill and leadership were largely responsible for the success achieved in perfecting the organization and training of his Division.
War Department, General Orders No. 68 (1920)
Born: at Petersburg, Virginia
Home Town: Richmond, Virginia


MABEE, JAMES I.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to James I. Mabee, 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 Mabee served with the 1st Division as Sanitary Inspector from 6 June 1917 to July 1918, and as Division Surgeon from 4 July 1918 to 10 February 1919, and then as Chief Surgeon, 3d Army Corps. By his high professional attainments, his ability for organization and for securing cooperation of his subordinates, and his tireless efforts, he effected the successful evacuation of many casualties suffered by the 1st Division in the Soissons, St. Mihiel, Meuse-Argonne, and Sedan attacks. At all times he rendered services of great value to the American Expeditionary Forces in positions of great responsibility.
War Department, General Orders No. 9 (1923)
Born: at Gasport, New York
Home Town: Rockwood, Michigan


MacARTHUR, DOUGLAS A.
(First Award)
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Douglas A. MacArthur (0-57), 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 MacArthur served with credit as Chief of Staff of the 42d Division in the operations at Chalons and at the Chateau-Thierry salient. In command of the 84th Infantry Brigade, he showed himself to be a brilliant commander of skill and judgment. Later he served with distinction as Commanding General of the 42d Division.
War Department, General Orders No. 59 (1919)
Born: January 26, 1880 at Little Rock, Arkansas
Home Town: Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Personal Awards: Medal of Honor (WWII), 2@ Distinguished Service Crosses (WWI), Distinguished Service Cross (WWII), 5@ Army Distinguished Service Medals, Navy Distinguished Service Medal, 7@ Silver Stars, Distinguished Flying Cross, 2@ Bronze Stars w/V, 2@ Purple Hearts


MacMILLAN, WILLIAM T.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to William T. MacMillan, 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-1, 78th Division, from July 1918 until June 1919, by his indefatigable zeal, keen foresight, exceptional executive and administrative ability, Lieutenant Colonel MacMillan successfully organized and directed the supply and administrative services of the Division so as to insure at all times an ample supply of rations and ammunition, overcoming many difficult obstacles under most trying circumstances, thereby rendering conspicuous services to the American Expeditionary Forces in a position of great responsibility.
War Department, General Orders No. 4 (1923)
Born: at Girard Manor, Pennsylvania
Home Town: Mahanoy City, Pennsylvania


MACNAB, ALEXANDER J., JR.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Alexander J. Macnab, Jr., Colonel (Infantry), U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. Colonel Macnab installed an extensive system of target ranges in France and perfected methods for the training of marksmen, personally supervising the instruction of 200,000 Infantry replacements. As a member of the Training Section he applied his methods to the instruction of the Infantry of the American Expeditionary Forces in positions of great responsibility.
War Department, General Orders No. 62 (1919)
Born: at Salmon, Idaho
Home Town: Salmon, Idaho


MACRAE, DONALD J., JR.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Donald J. Macrae, Jr., 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 Mobile Hospital No. 1, at Coulommiers and Chateau-Thierry, from June to August 1918, Colonel Macrae promptly arranged his hospital under the most difficult conditions and inadequate equipment and personnel.
War Department, General Orders No. 19 (1922)
Born: at Council Bluffs, Idaho
Home Town: Council Bluffs, Idaho


MADDOX, GEORGE W.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to George W. Maddox, 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-1, 82d Division, from June until September 1918, and of the 81st Division from then until June 1919, Lieutenant Colonel Maddox rendered highly meritorious services. Due to his unusual foresight, great energy, and marked ability, he directed the supply and administrative services of those divisions so as to insure at all times a proper supply of food and munitions, often under great difficulties and lack of transportation, thereby rendering conspicuous services in a position of great responsibility to the American Expeditionary Forces.
War Department, General Orders No. 56 (1922)
Born: at Rogers Gap, Kentucky
Home Town: Owenton, Kentucky


MADDUX, HENRY C.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Henry C. Maddux, 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 constructing the Hospital Center at Toul. Lieutenant Colonel Maddux's work in this showed a force, initiative, and character that contributed in an unusual way to the ability of the Medical Department and care for the sick and wounded of the American Expeditionary Forces.
War Department, General Orders No. 59 (1921)
Born: at Harrisonburg, Virginia
Home Town: Orangeburg, Virginia


MADDUX, RUFUS F.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Rufus F. Maddux, 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 Commanding Officer and organizer of the Officers' Reclassification Depot at Blois, France, from April to July 1918, by his tact, judgment, and untiring energy Lieutenant Colonel Maddux made it a model of efficient organization. Later as Gas Officer of the 5th Army Corps from 5 August to 13 October 1918, he displayed a great resourcefulness, marked efficiency, exceptional initiative, tireless efforts in successfully meeting the unusual demands relating to gas defense of the troops in the St. Mihiel and Meuse-Argonne offensives, thereby rendering service of great value to the American Expeditionary Forces.
War Department, General Orders No. 14 (1923)
Born: at Cincinnati, Ohio
Home Town: Newport, Kentucky


MAGRUDER, BRUCE
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Bruce Magruder, 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 Intelligence Section at General Headquarters, by his marked ability and zeal Lieutenant Colonel Magruder performed duties of a most exacting nature, in connection with the administration and development of the section, with conspicuous merit, rendering services of great value to the American Expeditionary Forces.
War Department, General Orders No. 87 (1919)
Born: at Washington, D.C.
Home Town: Washington, D.C.


MAGRUDER, LLOYD B.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Lloyd B. Magruder, Lieutenant Colonel (Coast Artillery), U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. As Inspector of the District of Paris, Lieutenant Colonel Magruder conducted many intricate and delicate investigations with noteworthy ability and solved many involved problems arising among the American Expeditionary Forces with sound judgment. The zealous and able manner with which he pursued the manifold details of his office was an important factor in raising the morale of the American Expeditionary Forces in Paris. He has performed services of special significance for the American Expeditionary Forces.
War Department, General Orders No. 60 (1920)
Born: at Washington, D.C.
Home Town: Washington, D.C.


MAJOR, DUNCAN K., JR.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Duncan K. Major, Jr., Colonel (Infantry), U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. As Chief of Staff of the 26th Division, Colonel Major proved to be a capable and energetic staff officer of marked executive ability. At all times he exhibited rare qualities of military leadership. He rendered invaluable services to the American Expeditionary Forces.
War Department, General Orders No. 89 (1919)
Born: at New York, New York
Home Town: New York, New York


MALONE, PAUL B.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Paul B. Malone, 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 Malone demonstrated marked ability in the important duty of organizing the military training and educational system of the American Army in France. Later, in active operations against the enemy, he Commanded with distinction a regiment in the trench operations of the Sommedieue sector, in the Aisne defense, the operations near Chateau-Thierry, and in the Aisne-Marne offensive, and a Brigade in the St. Mihiel and Meuse-Argonne offensive. In all of these capacities the merit he displayed was conspicuous.
War Department, General Orders No. 24 (1920)
Born: at Middletown, New York
Home Town: New York, New York
Personal Awards: Distinguished Service Cross (WWI), Army Distinguished Service Medal


MALONE, WILLIAM B.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to William B. Malone, 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 Surgical Teams in hospital formations at the front through all the combat activities of the American Expeditionary Forces from the Cantigny offensive to the close of the Meuse- Argonne offensive, with rare technical skill and high professional attainments, Major Malone rendered service of a most conspicuous nature in a position of great responsibility and at a time of graves importance.
War Department, General Orders No. 38 (1922)
Born: at Brownsville, Tennessee
Home Town: Memphis, Tennessee


MALONY, HARRY J.
(First Award)
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Harry J. Malony, 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. Lieutenant Colonel Malony successfully organized and administered the many complex and difficult operations connected with the arming and equipping of airplanes for service at the front, displaying sound judgment and acting with energy and initiative in times of emergency. He worked self-sacrificing and devotedly that there might be no delays, overcoming serious obstacles by the exercise of good judgment and through understanding of conditions in the American Expeditionary Forces.
War Department, General Orders No. 78 (1919)
Born: at Lakemont, New York
Home Town: Dundee, New York


MANCHESTER, PERCIVAL
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Percival Manchester, Major (Ordnance Corps), U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. As Base Ordnance Officer in Base Section No. 1, at St. Nazaire, France, Major Manchester ably organized and administered important work with exceptional success. As Commanding Officer of Intermediate Ordnance Depot No. 2, at Gievres, he conducted important activities with sound judgment and marked devotion to duty, working with tireless energy for the improvement of the Ordnance Service.
War Department, General Orders No. 126 (1919)
Born: at Chicago, Illinois
Home Town: Chicago, Illinois


MANLEY, CLARENCE J.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Clarence J. Manley, 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 Manley organized and commanded with signal ability the Hospital Center at Beaune, taking charge of it when it was in an unfinished state and at a time when increased facilities were urgently needed. Overcoming numerous adverse conditions, he expedited its completion, and rendered invaluable services in furnishing effective medical treatment for large numbers of sick and wounded of the American Expeditionary Forces.
War Department, General Orders No. 103 (1919)
Born: at Georgetown, Kentucky
Home Town: New York, New York


MARCH, PEYTON C.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Peyton C. March, General, U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. As Commanding General of the Army Artillery of the 1st Army from 4 October 1917 to 31 January 19189, General March initiated and prepared the plans for the organization of the Artillery of the American Army in France; as Acting Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army from 2 March 1918 to 20 May 1918, and as Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army (General, U.S. Army), after 20 May 1918, he performed with intelligence, zeal, and patriotic devotion, duties of inestimable value in the development, the direction and the carrying into effect of the military program of the United States.
War Department, General Orders No. 4 (1919)
Born: December 27, 1864 at Easton, Pennsylvania
Home Town: Easton, Pennsylvania
Personal Awards: Distinguished Service Cross (Spanish-American War), Army Distinguished Service Medal


MARKEY, DAVID JOHN
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to David John Markey, 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. While in action with the 58th Infantry Brigade, 29th Division, north of Verdun, 1918, in the absence of a regularly detailed Brigade Adjutant, Major Markey performed the exacting duties of that office in addition to his duties as Commander of the Machine-Gun Battalion under circumstances requiring exceptional courage, tactical judgment, initiative, and endurance, all of which he displayed to a marked degree. By his brilliant professional attainments, his untiring energy and keen foresight he contributed largely to the subsequent successes of his brigade and division. He handled with rare skill and in a masterful manner the multifarious duties devolving upon him in a position of great responsibility.
War Department, General Orders No. 31 (1922)
Born: at Frederick, Maryland
Home Town: Frederick, Maryland


MARSHALL, FRANCIS C.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Francis C. Marshall, 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 2d Infantry Brigade, 1st Division, during the Meuse-Argonne offensive from 20 October to 11 November 1918, when by his energy, professional skill, and his pronounced qualities of leadership, especially in the attack of the 1st Division on the line of the Meuse on 6 November 1918, and the subsequent operations against Sedan on 6 to 7 November 1918, General Marshall contributed in large measure to the success of his Division.
War Department, General Orders No. 38 (1922)
Born: at Galena, Illinois
Home Town: Darlington, Wisconsin


MARSHALL, GEORGE C., JR.
(First Award)
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to George C. Marshall, Jr. (0-1616), 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 Marshall has performed the duties of Assistant Chief of Staff, G-3, 1st Division, from 26 June 1917 to 12 July 1918. He served in the G-3 Section, General Headquarters, American Expeditionary Forces, from 13 July 1918 to 19 August 1918, in G-3 section, 1st Army, from 20 August 1918 to 16 October 1918; as Assistant Chief of Staff, G-3, of the 1st Army from 17 October to 19 November 1918; and as Chief of Staff of the 8th Army Corps from 20 November 1918 to 15 January 1918, during which period the 1st Division served in the Toul sector and at the Cantigny attack and the 1st Army operations in the St. Mihiel and Meuse-Argonne offensives. By untiring, painstaking, and energetic efforts he succeeded in all these undertakings. His efforts had a marked influence on the successes achieved by the units with which he served.
War Department, General Orders No. 116 (1919)
Born: December 31, 1880 at Uniontown, Pennsylvania
Home Town: Uniontown, Pennsylvania
Personal Awards: 2@ Army Distinguished Service Medals, Silver Star (WSI)


MARSHALL, RICHARD C., JR.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Richard C. Marshall, Jr., 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 Construction Division of the Army, General Marshall's zeal, judgment, and exceptional administrative ability have enabled serious difficulties to be overcome and the construction necessary for a great army to be provided.
War Department, General Orders No. 25 (1919)
Born: at Portsmouth, Virginia
Home Town: Portsmouth, Virginia


MARTIN, CHARLES H.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Charles H. Martin, 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 90th Division during the greater part of its service with the Army of Occupation, by his ceaseless energy he performed his duties with the utmost efficiency, giving the closest personal supervision to the training, discipline, and equipment of his Division. His brilliant professional attainments and steadfast devotion to duty were reflected in the high standards maintained throughout the organizations under his command, rendering important services to the American Expeditionary Forces.
War Department, General Orders No. 87 (1919)
Born: at Albion, Illinois
Home Town: Carmi, Illinois


MARTIN, FRANKLIN H.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Franklin H. Martin, 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 Chairman of the Committee on Medicine and Sanitation of the Council of National Defense, a position of great responsibility, by his tireless energy and marked ability, Colonel Martin so coordinated the civil medical resources of the Nation as to meet the needs of the Government medical service. He rendered valuable assistance in solving the important medical problems of the war.
War Department, General Orders No. 3 (1922)
Born: at Xenia, Wisconsin
Home Town: Kenilworth, Illinois


MASON, CHARLES H.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Charles H. Mason, Colonel (Infantry), U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. While serving as Chief of MI-2, Information Section, Military Intelligence Division, General Staff, Colonel Mason originated and put into practical application an exceedingly scientific and highly technical system of handling all positive intelligence received in the Division, including its dissemination to all branches of the War Department and other coordinating branches of the Government. From 16 September to 12 December, 1918, as Assistant Chief of Staff, G-2, 36th Division, he displayed sound judgment and exceptional ability in the administration and operation of that section of the Division Staff. Later, when on duty with the American Peace Mission at Paris, France, he rendered services of great value to the Government.
War Department, General Orders No. 9 (1923)
Born: at Fort Sanders, Wyoming
Home Town: St. Paul, Minnesota


MASTELLER, KENNETH C.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Kenneth C. Masteller, 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 Negative Branch of the Military Intelligence Division of the General Staff, in building up and developing the counterespionage service in this country, the Plant Protection Service, the detection of fraud and graft, and the development of battalion systems.
War Department, General Orders No. 89 (1919)
Born: at Pella, Iowa
Home Town: Bakersville, California


MAUBORGNE, JOSEPH O.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Joseph O. Mauborgne, 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 head of the Engineering and Research Division of the Signal Corps, Lieutenant Colonel Mauborgne rendered conspicuous in connection with coordinating the design and supply of new technical apparatus for the Signal Corps. He was largely responsible for the high type of radio equipment developed for our Army and rendered unusual service in connection with cipher telegraphy.
War Department, General Orders No. 81 (1919)
Born: at New York, New York
Home Town: New York, New York


MAXFIELD, HOWARD HOYT
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Howard Hoyt Maxfield, 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 Superintendent of Motor Power of the Transportation Corps, American Expeditionary Forces, by his sound judgment and energy displayed in the organizing and administering of the activities of the Mechanical Department, Colonel Maxfield rendered services of great value to the American Expeditionary Forces.
War Department, General Orders No. 19 (1922)
Born: at Bloomfield, New Jersey
Home Town: Elizabeth, New Jersey


MAYES, JAMES J.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to James J. Mayes, 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. Colonel Mayes served with marked ability as Deputy Judge Advocate of the American Expeditionary Forces. Fitted for his important duties by wide experience and conspicuous legal attainments, he solved ably and expeditiously the many questions of great moment with which his department was called upon to deal.
War Department, General Orders No. 89 (1919)
Born: at Amsterdam, Ohio
Home Town: Springfield, Missouri


MAYO, CHARLES H.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Charles H. Mayo, 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 addition to the manifold service to the Surgeon General by furnishing needed advice and counsel, Colonel May distinguished himself by exceptionally meritorious service to the Government in his work in the organization of surgical service and his invaluable assistance in the reorganization of the Medical Department on the scale demanded by the war.
War Department, General Orders No. 27 (1920)
Born: at Rochester, Minnesota
Home Town: Rochester, Minnesota


MAYO, WILLIAM JAMES
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to William James Mayo, 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 addition to the manifold service to the Surgeon General by furnishing needed advice and counsel, Colonel May distinguished himself by exceptionally meritorious service to the Government in his work in the organization of surgical service and his invaluable assistance in the reorganization of the Medical Department on the scale demanded by the war.
War Department, General Orders No. 69 (1919)
Born: at Le Sueur, Minnesota
Home Town: Rochester, Minnesota


MAYO-SMITH, RICHMOND
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Richmond Mayo-Smith, 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 Chief of the Supply Section, Chemical Warfare Service, by his tireless energy, foresight, and marked executive ability, Lieutenant Colonel Mayo-Smith built and administered a supply organization consisting of 12 seaport, intermediate, and front-line depots, which fully met at all times the demands for chemical warfare supplies that active operations brought upon the service, thereby rendering services of great value to the American Expeditionary Forces.
War Department, General Orders No. 56 (1922)
Born: at Easthampton, Long Island, New York
Home Town: Norwood, Massachusetts


McADAMS, JOHN P.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to John P. McAdams, 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 McAdams served with marked distinction as Chief of Staff of the Services of Supply. He administered the affairs with which he was entrusted with noteworthy and conspicuous efficiency, energy, and ability.
War Department, General Orders No. 59 (1919)
Born: at Hawesville, Kentucky
Home Town: Hawesville, Kentucky


McAFEE, LARRY B.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Larry B. McAfee, Lieutenant Colonel (Medical Corps), U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. As Chief Surgeon, District of Paris, France, by his unusual executive ability, sound judgment, and high professional attainments, Lieutenant Colonel McAfee successfully handled a position of great responsibility presenting many difficult problems, thereby bringing comfort and health to thousands of our sick and wounded and contributing materially to the success of the American Expeditionary Forces.
War Department, General Orders No. 49 (1922)
Born: at Delphi, Indiana
Home Town: Delphi, Indiana


McALEXANDER, ULYSSES G.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Ulysses G. McAlexander, 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 McAlexander commanded the 38th Infantry Regiment, 3d Division, with marked distinction in repelling the German attack at Mezy, south of the Marne, in July 1918. He exhibited particular skill and energy as a Brigade Commander in the operations at the St. Mihiel salient and in the Argonne-Meuse offensive. The successful accomplishment of the missions of his Brigade in all cases were in a large measure due to this sound judgment and leadership.
War Department, General Orders No. 59 (1919)
Born: at Dundas, Minnesota
Home Town: McPherson, Kansas
Personal Awards: Distinguished Service Cross (WWI), Army Distinguished Service Medal


McANDREW, JAMES W.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to James W. McAndrew, 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 Staff of the American Expeditionary Forces, the development of the Army schools in France is largely due to General McAndrew's marked ability as an organizer and to his brilliant professional attainments. As Chief of Staff of the American Expeditionary Forces during the period of active operations, he has met every demand of his important position; by his advice and decisions he has materially contributed to the success of these forces; and he has at all times enjoyed in full the confidence of the Commander in Chief.
War Department, General Orders No. 136 (1918)
Born: at Hawley, Pennsylvania
Home Town: Scranton, Pennsylvania


McANDREW, JOSEPH A.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Joseph A. McAndrew, Lieutenant Colonel (Infantry), U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. Lieutenant Colonel McAndrew served with distinguished ability as an Instructor in the use of Infantry weapons as the 1st Corps School and also as Director of the Infantry Specialists' School at Langres. Later, as a member of the Training Section of the General Staff, he supervised the instruction at the various corps schools and was directly responsible for the maintenance of sound tactical training, securing especially brilliant results in the training of infantry, rendering services of marked merit to the American Expeditionary Forces.
War Department, General Orders No. 87 (1919)
Born: at Osage Mills, Arkansas
Home Town: Bentonville, Arkansas


McANDREWS, JOSEPH R.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Joseph R. McAndrews, 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 Senior Officer in the small group of the Operations Division, General Staff, designated as the Section in charge of priorities of equipment and shipment, Colonel McAndrews was charged with the handling of the whole matter of preparing units for movement to the ports for overseas service, and is now engaged in the reverse process of moving returning units from the port to camps for demobilization, all of which has been marked by conspicuous ability and meritorious service to the Government.
War Department, General Orders No. 47 (1919)
Born: at Chicago, Illinois
Home Town: Chicago, Illinois


McARTHUR, JOHN C.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to John C. McArthur, 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, 326th Infantry Regiment, 82d Division, from the date of its organization and during its occupancy of the Somme, Toul, Nancy, and Argonne sectors, 10 May 1918 to 19 November 1918, Colonel McArthur displayed brilliant leadership, sound tactical judgment, unremitting attention and devotion to duty, these qualities inspiring the officers and men of his command, bringing their morale to a high pitch and inciting them to a rare devotion to duty. His services as a Regimental Commander contributed in a very marked way to the successful operations of the 82d Division of the American Expeditionary Forces in France.
War Department, General Orders No. 15 (1923)
Born: at Plainview, Minnesota
Home Town: Aberdeen, South Carolina


McCAIN, HENRY P.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Henry P. McCain, 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 administering the Adjutant General's Department during the early period of the war, through his efficient management this department was able to meet the excessive burdens placed upon it.
War Department, General Orders No. 18 (1919)
Born: at Carroll County, Mississippi
Home Town: Jackson, Mississippi


McCAIN, WILLIAM A.
(First Award)
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to William A. McCain, 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 Ordnance Officer of the 5th Army Corps, Colonel McCain displayed superior judgment, exceptional ability, and zealous devotion to duty, and executed successfully the difficult problems of the supply of munitions, thereby contributing materially to the success of the operations of the 5th Army Corps, and rendering important services to the American Expeditionary Forces, in the operations against the enemy during the St. Mihiel and Meuse-Argonne offensives.
War Department, General Orders No. 12 (1929)
Born: at Carrollton, Mississippi
Home Town: Carrollton, Mississippi


McCAW, WALTER D.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Walter D. McCaw, 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 McCaw's counsel and advice in the early stages of the operations of the American Expeditionary Forces were of particular benefit to the effective work of the Medical Department. As Chief Surgeon of the American Expeditionary Forces, in the later operations in the field, he maintained the splendid efficiency of that department at a critical time and solved each new problem presented with wisdom and marked ability.
War Department, General Orders No. 12 (1919)
Born: at Richmond, Virginia
Home Town: Richmond, Virginia


McCLEAVE, EDWARD G.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Edward G. McCleave, 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. Serving as Assistant to the Assistant Chief of Staff, G-4, Paris Group and 1st Army, from January to December 1918, Lieutenant Colonel McCleave displayed great initiative, devotion to duty, and executive ability during the operations in and around Chateau-Thierry in June and July, while the divisions of the American Army were serving with the 6th French Army and during the St. Mihiel and Meuse-Argonne operations of the 1st Army, he assisted in the organization of the sections and in a position of great responsibility contributed materially to the successful accomplishments of the supply of the troops engaged in those operations.
War Department, General Orders No. 56 (1922)
Born: at St. Louis, Missouri
Home Town: Berkeley, California


McCLEAVE, ROBERT P.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Robert P. McCleave, Colonel (Infantry), U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. As G-3 of the 1st Army from 25 July to 15 October 1918, during the Chateau-Thierry, St. Mihiel, and Meuse-Argonne operations, Colonel McCleave displayed marked ability. Later, in the midst of operations, he was appointed Chief of Staff of the 3d Division. In gaining immediate and complete control of a difficult situation and in coordinating the work of the new staff, he showed conspicuous ability, and by his inspiring example of energy and zeal, he was largely responsible for the successes achieved by the ed Division at Claire-Chenes Wood and the Bois-de-Foret.
War Department, General Orders No. 116 (1919)
Born: at Fort Union, New Mexico
Home Town: , California


McCLELLAN, BENJAMIN F.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Benjamin F. McClellan, 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. Attached to the 5th Section of the General Staff, Lieutenant Colonel McClellan displayed high professional attainments and marked executive ability in the general supervision of the entire group of army schools. As an inspector-instructor of infantry, his influence was an important factor in securing the correct tactical training of that arm, rendering creditable services to the American Expeditionary Forces.
War Department, General Orders No. 87 (1919)
Born: at Paulding Plantation, Mississippi
Home Town: Tallulah, Louisiana


McCLOSKEY, MANUS
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Manus McCloskey, Colonel (Field Artillery), U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. While in Command of the 12th Field Artillery during all its operations with the 2d Division, until 16 August 1918, Colonel McCloskey displayed marked ability and efficiency. He especially distinguished himself during the operations of the 2d Division at the Bois-de-Belleau and Bouresches, when he commanded in addition to his own regiment, the 37th Field Artillery, French Army. By this service he contributed in no small measure to the success of the Infantry Brigade in these operations. Later, as Commanding General, 152d field Artillery Brigade, he rendered able support to the attacking Infantry of the 77th Division.
War Department, General Orders No. 53 (1920)
Born: at Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Home Town: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania


McCORD, JAMES H.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to James H. McCord, 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 Executive Officer in charge of the Selective Draft in Missouri, by his unusual executive ability, rare tact and skill, great initiative, and resourcefulness at times under most trying and novel conditions which arose in connection with the administration of the Selective Service Act, Lieutenant Colonel McCord achieved a pronounced and conspicuous success in the performance of difficult and highly responsible duties, thereby rendering services of great value to the Government.
War Department, General Orders No. 56 (1922)
Born: at Savannah, Georgia
Home Town: St. Joseph, Missouri


McCORMICK, CHESTER B.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Chester B. McCormick, 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 119th Field Artillery and at times the 57th Artillery Brigade during the Meuse-Argonne offensive. During these operations Colonel McCormick displayed marked judgment and devotion to duty, and by the skillful handling of his command contributed materially to the success of the 57th Artillery Brigade in supporting the 32d and at other times five other divisions.
War Department, General Orders No. 3 (1922)
Born: at Petrolia, Pennsylvania
Home Town: Lansing, Michigan


McCORMICK, ROBERT R.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Robert R. McCormick, 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 1st Battalion, 5th Field Artillery, in the Ansauville sector and in the Cantigny sector, France, between 18 January and 28 May 1918, and as Lieutenant Colonel, 61st Field Artillery, 33d Division, 13 May to 29 July 1918, and Colonel, 61st Field Artillery, 30 July to 31 December 1918, Colonel McCormick displayed rare leadership and organizing ability, unusual executive ability, and sound technical judgment. By his ceaseless energy and his close supervision of training, discipline, and command in action against the enemy he contributed materially to the successful operations of the Artillery of the American Expeditionary Forces.
War Department, General Orders No. 15 (1923)
Born: at Chicago, Illinois
Home Town: Chicago, Illinois


McCOY, FRANK R.
(First Award)
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Frank R. McCoy, Brigadier General, U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. As Secretary of the General Staff, American Expeditionary Forces, General McCoy's services were of particular value in the original organization of the forces in France. Later, in Command of the 165th Infantry, 42d Division, in the Baccarat sector, and then in Command of the 63d Infantry Brigade in the difficult fighting east of Reims, he had a prominent part in the successes achieved.
War Department, General Orders No. 12 (1919)
Born: at Lewistown, Pennsylvania
Home Town: Lewistown, Pennsylvania
Personal Awards: 2@ Army Distinguished Service Crosses


McCOY, JOHN C.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to John C. McCoy, Lieutenant Colonel (Medical Corps), U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. Lieutenant Colonel McCoy served with conspicuous success as Commanding Officer of American Red Cross Hospital No. 111, at Jouy-sur-Morin and Chateau-Thierry from June to August 1918. Though he was hampered by insufficient personnel and equipment, he nevertheless succeeded in caring for a large number of wounded from the Marne offensive, rendering invaluable services to the American Expeditionary Forces.
War Department, General Orders No. 126 (1919)
Born: at New York, New York
Home Town: Paterson, New Jersey


McCOY, ROBERT B.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Robert B. McCoy, 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 128th Infantry throughout all the major operations in which the 32d Division participated, Colonel McCoy proved himself a leader of sound judgment and exceptional ability. During the Oise-Aisne offensive he skillfully handled the delicate maneuver of straightening and changing the front on the left bank of his brigade during the attack on Terny-Sorny and later during the Meuse-Argonne offensive. In the attack on the Kremhilde- Stellung he performed another tactical operation of high order in a flank movement which resulted in the taking of the town of Romagne.
War Department, General Orders No. 69 (1919)
Born: at Kenosha, Wisconsin
Home Town: Sparta, Wisconsin


McCREA, JAMES A.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to James A. McCrea, 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 McCrea rendered especially efficient services to the American Expeditionary Forces while acting as General Manager of the Transportation Service and later as Deputy Director General of Transportation in the Advance Section. He handled his duties in a most efficient manner, showing marked ability, great zeal, and energy.
War Department, General Orders No. 59 (1919)
Born: at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Home Town: Woodmere, New York


McCULLAGH, SAMUEL
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Samuel McCullagh, Lieutenant Colonel (Medical Corps), U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. As Chief of the Evacuation Branches, G-4, Paris Group, and G-4, 1st Army, Lieutenant Colonel McCullagh was charged with the supervision, coordination, and control of evacuation and hospitalization of the sick and wounded. By his great foresight, initiative, judgment, devotion to duty, and the helpful cooperation exercised by him, he played an important part in the successful treatment and evacuation of many thousands of sick and wounded under the most adverse conditions, performing this important and responsible duty with conspicuous ability, thereby contributing materially to the success of the American Expeditionary Forces.
War Department, General Orders No. 49 (1922)
Born: at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Home Town: New York, New York


McDONALD, JOHN B.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to John B. McDonald, 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 181st Infantry Brigade, during the advance of the 91st Division from Foret-de-Hesse, Argonne, France, in September 1918, General McDonald was instrumental in the successes achieved. He directed the attack in person, and by his example of personal courage and by his sound tactical orders he so inspired his brigade that it was enabled to capture and hold a most important position.
War Department, General Orders No. 59 (1919)
Born: at Athens, Alabama
Home Town: Athens, Alabama


McDONALD, JOHN G.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to John G. McDonald, Major (Cavalry), U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. As Provost Marshal, 1st Army, during the Meuse-Argonne offensive, Major McDonald was responsible for the maintenance of order in the extensive Army area in rear of corps areas, for the apprehension of stragglers and wrongdoers in that area, and for the Military Police of areas relinquished by each corps as a consequence of the rapid advance of the corps of the 1st Army after 1 November 1918. Due to his tact, resourcefulness, and marked efficiency he accomplished all of his missions in a highly meritorious manner, thereby contributing materially to the successes of the 1st Army.
War Department, General Orders No. 9 (1923)
Born: at Spencer, Massachusetts
Home Town: Gordon, Washington


*McDONOUGH, JOHN
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal (Posthumously) to John McDonough, Major (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 Foreman of the St. Nazaire Locomotive Erection Shops, Major McDonough managed this plant from its organization in September 1917 until June 1918, when he was appointed Superintendent, and thence performed the important duties of this later office until his death in November 1918. It is due to this energy, ability, and devotion to duty that such a great number of American locomotives erected in France were turned out with record speed. He has rendered services of much value.
War Department, General Orders No. 59 (1921)
Born: at Plattsmouth, Nebraska
Home Town: Beech Grove, Indiana


McFARLAND, EARL
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Earl McFarland, 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 in charge of the design, development, and production of all machine guns, automatic rifles, and accessories thereto for the Army of the United States, for service in organizing the industries of the country to meet the unprecedented demands for automatic arms created after the entrance of the United States into the World War, and later as Special Assistant to the Chief of Ordnance in charge of all matters pertaining to small arms, automatic arms, and equipment.
War Department, General Orders No. 38 (1921)
Born: at Topeka, Kansas
Home Town: Topeka, Kansas


McGLACHLIN, EDWARD F., JR.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Edward F. McGlachlin, Jr., Major General, U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. As Commander of the Artillery of the 1st Army in its organization and subsequent operations General McGlachlin solved the difficult problems involved with rare military judgment. In the St. Mihiel and Argonne-Meuse offensives his qualities as a leader were demonstrated by the effective employment of Artillery that was planned and conducted under his direction. He later commanded with great ability and success the 1st Infantry Division, American Expeditionary Forces.
War Department, General Orders No. 12 (1919)
Born: at Fond du Lac, Wisconsin
Home Town: Stevens Point, Wisconsin


McGUIRE, STUART
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Stuart McGuire, Lieutenant Colonel (Medical Corps), U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. As Commanding Officer of Base Hospital No. 45, Lieutenant Colonel McGuire received and cared for a very large number of wounded evacuated in that hospital during the Battle of the Argonne, in September and October 1918. By his administrative and professional skill he has reflected credit upon the Medical Department of the Army.
War Department, General Orders No. 59 (1921)
Born: at Staunton, Virginia
Home Town: Richmond, Virginia


*McINDOE, JAMES F.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal (Posthumously) to James F. McIndoe, 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 McIndoe rendered valuable services in bringing his unit to a high state of discipline and training which manifested itself later in all operations in which it participated. Later, as Director of Military Engineers, a position of great responsibility, he rendered services of much worth.
War Department, General Orders No. 56 (1921)
Born: at Lonaconing, Maryland
Home Town: Lonaconing, Maryland


McINTYRE, FRANK
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Frank McIntyre, 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 Executive Assistant to the Chief of Staff, General McIntyre's breadth of view and sound judgment have contributed materially to the formulation and carrying out of policies essential to the operation of the military establishment.
War Department, General Orders No. 25 (1919)
Born: at Montgomery, Alabama
Home Town: Montgomery, Alabama


McKERNON, JAMES F.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to James F. McKernon, 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 McKernon has, by his tireless devotion to duty and his willingness to work in any capacity, not only placed his remarkable ability freely and fully at the disposition of the wounded, but in addition he has set so high a standard of professional efficiency as to serve as an inspiration to all with whom he has come in contact.
War Department, General Orders No. 59 (1919)
Born: at Cambridge, New York
Home Town: New York, New York


McLEAN, ANGUS
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Angus McLean, 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 and later as Commanding Officer of Base Hospital No. 17 and surgical consultant in hospital formations at the front, by his tireless energy, great resourcefulness, and brilliant professional attainments Colonel McLean rendered services of inestimable value in the care of the sick and wounded of the American, British, and French Armies, thereby contributing materially to the success of the American Expeditionary Forces.
War Department, General Orders No. 56 (1922)
Born: at St. Clair, Michigan
Home Town: Detroit, Michigan


McLEER, EDWARD, JR.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Edward McLeer, Jr., Lieutenant Colonel (Infantry), U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. With untiring energy and unremitting devotion to duty Lieutenant Colonel McLeer supervised the instruction and training and commanded in action against the enemy the machine-gun organizations of the 27th Division. During the operations of the division against the Hindenburg line, 25 to 30 September 1918, and in the Le Selle River campaign 15 to 20 October 1918, in direct command of 14 machine-gun companies he displayed outstanding leadership, sound tactical judgment and indomitable determination and courage, these qualities being reflected in the morale and high efficiency of the machine-gun organizations of this division. He rendered extremely valuable and important services to the Government in a position of great responsibility.
War Department, General Orders No. 16 (1923)
Born: at Brooklyn, New York
Home Town: Brooklyn, New York


McMAHON, EDMUND J.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Edmund J. McMahon, Colonel (Infantry), U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. As Commanding Officer of the camp at St. Sulpice, France, a position of great responsibility, Colonel McMahon demonstrated rare executive ability. The efficient operation and growth of this important base section was due, in a great measure, to his energy and capacity for handling a task of considerable magnitude.
War Department, General Orders No. 56 (1921)
Born: at St. Louis, Missouri
Home Town: St. Louis, Missouri


McMANUS, GEORGE H.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to George H. McManus, Brigadier General, U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. As Executive Officer and Troop Movement Officer, Port of Embarkation, Hoboken, New Jersey, through his very able organization and administration of these important offices the transport of troops and supplies overseas was materially aided.
War Department, General Orders No. 69 (1919)
Born: at Hudson, Iowa
Home Town: Hudson, Iowa


McNAIR, LESLEY J.
(First Award)
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Lesley J. McNair, 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 the Senior Artillery Officer of the Training Section, General Staff, General McNair displayed marked ability in correctly estimating the changing conditions and requirements of military tactics. He was largely responsible for impressing upon the American Army sound principles for the use of artillery and for improving methods for the support of Infantry, so necessary to the proper cooperation of the two arms.
War Department, General Orders No. 59 (1919)
Born: at Verndale, Minnesota
Home Town: Bemidji, Minnesota


McNAIR, WILLIAM S.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to William S. McNair, 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. Serving in turn as Commander of the 1st Field Artillery Brigade, 1st Division, and the 151st Field Artillery Brigade, 76th Division, as Chief of Artillery, 1st Army Corps, during the latter part of the Meuse-Argonne offensive and as Chief of Artillery of the 1st Army from 18 November 1918 until April 1919, by his marked ability, sound judgment, and thorough knowledge of artillery General McNair rendered conspicuous services in a position of great responsibility to the American Expeditionary Forces.
War Department, General Orders No. 49 (1922)
Born: at Tecumseh, Michigan
Home Town: Tecumseh, Michigan


McNEELY, JOHN D.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to John D. McNeely, 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 Deputy Director, Rents, Requisitions, and Claims Service, a position of great responsibility, in which he discharged important administrative functions with noteworthy ability and displayed good judgment and tact while attached to the British Claims Commission.
War Department, General Orders No. 56 (1921)
Born: at St. Joseph, Missouri
Home Town: St. Joseph, Missouri


McNEIL, EDWIN C.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Edwin C. McNeil, Colonel (Judge Advocate General), U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. As Assistant Judge Advocate, American Expeditionary Forces, by his excellent administrative ability and sound judgment Colonel McNeil rendered a service which enabled his department to expeditiously handle many questions of great moment.
War Department, General Orders No. 19 (1922)
Born: at Alexandria, Minnesota
Home Town: Alexandria, Minnesota


McRAE, DONALD MARION
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Donald Marion McRae, 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, 78th Division, from November 1917 until December 1918, Lieutenant Colonel McRae displayed military attainments of a high order. By his great energy, sound judgment, and efficient administration of his section he was able to secure complete and valuable information of the enemy, thereby contributing materially to the successful operations of his division.
War Department, General Orders No. 56 (1922)
Born: at Fort Snelling, Minnesota
Home Town: Boston, Massachusetts


McRAE, JAMES H.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to James H. McRae, 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 McRae Commanded with great credit the 78th Division in the Meuse-Argonne offensive and had an important part in that operation which forced the enemy to abandon Grandpre. In this and other campaigns his personal influence on the result obtained showed a rich quality of military leadership.
War Department, General Orders No. 12 (1919)
Born: at Lumber City, Georgia
Home Town: Lumber City, Georgia


McROBERTS, SAMUEL
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Samuel McRoberts, 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 Procurement Division of the Office of the Chief of Ordnance, in which capacity he was charged with the procurement, by purchase or manufacture, of all articles of ordnance supplied to the United States Army, and the execution of the necessary contracts in connection therewith.
War Department, General Orders No. 72 (1920)
Born: at Malta Bend, Missouri
Home Town: New York, New York


MEARS, FREDERICK
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Frederick Mears, 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 Mears served with distinction as Commanding Officer of the 31st Railway Engineers, and later as Assistant General Manager and General Manager of the Railway Department, Transportation Corps. Due to his remarkable executive ability and skill as an engineer, the railways of the American Expeditionary Forces were operated with rare success, and the huge transportation problem, involving the carrying of tremendous quantities of supplies from the base ports to the front, was satisfactorily solved.
War Department, General Orders No. 89 (1919)
Born: at Fort Omaha, Nebraska
Home Town: St. Paul, Minnesota


MENOHER, CHARLES T.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Charles T. Menoher, Major General, U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. In Command of the 42d Division from Chateau-Thierry to the conclusion of the Meuse-Argonne offensive, including the Baccarat sector, Reims, Vesles, and at St. Mihiel salient, General Menoher with his division participated n all of these important engagements. The reputation as a fighting unit of the 42d Division is in no small measure due to the soldierly qualities and the military leadership of General Menoher.
War Department, General Orders No. 12 (1919)
Born: at Johnstown, Pennsylvania
Home Town: Johnstown, Pennsylvania


MERCHANT, BERKELEY T.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Berkeley T. Merchant, 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. While on duty in the Remount Service, Lieutenant Colonel Merchant performed his tasks efficiently. Later, appointed Chief Veterinarian of the American Expeditionary Forces, he administered, with marked success, the veterinary service, providing for effective means of evacuation of sick and wounded animals from the front and in placing the personnel of the Veterinary Corps on an efficiently functioning basis.
War Department, General Orders No. 108 (1919)
Born: at New York, New York
Home Town: Watervliet, New York


MERRILL, DANA T.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Dana T. Merrill, Colonel (Infantry), U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. As Chief of Staff, 37th Division, during its organization, training and entire combat period, Colonel Merrill displayed unflagging energy and marked ability. To his zeal, initiative, and military attainments was due in great measure the success of the division in both the Meuse-Argonne and Ypres-Lys offensives.
War Department, General Orders No. 43 (1922)
Born: at East Auburn, Maine
Home Town: East Auburn, Maine


METTS, JOHN VAN B.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to John Van B. Metts, 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 Metts Commanded with marked distinction the 119th Infantry Regiment, 30th Division, from the time of its organization and early training period to the completion of the active combat operations in the Ypres-Lys and Somme offensives. He especially distinguished himself while in command of his regiment on 29 September 1918, during the assault on the Hindenburg line, near Bellicourt, France, where he displayed marked ability and sound judgment. He has rendered services of signal worth to the American Expeditionary Forces.
War Department, General Orders No. 55 (1920)
Born: at Wilmington, North Carolina
Home Town: Wilmington, North Carolina


MEYERS, VINCENT
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Vincent Meyers, 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 a member of the Supply Section of the General Staff in charge of the Munitions Branch, Major Meyers ably controlled and handled the details of ammunition supply for the 1st Army during the period of the St. Mihiel and Meuse-Argonne operations. In this important task he displayed marked initiative and energy, and assured by his skill and prompt action a steady supply of ammunition under most difficult conditions. His efforts were a contributing factor to the success of the Supply Service during these important operations.
War Department, General Orders No. 39 (1920)
Born: at New York, New York
Home Town: Brooklyn, New York


MIDDLETON, TROY H.
(First Award)
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Troy H. Middleton, Colonel (Infantry), U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. As a battalion and a regimental commander of the 47th Infantry, 4th Division, Colonel Middleton gave proof of conspicuous energy and marked tactical ability. He achieved notable successes in the operations near Sergy, along the Vesle River, and during the fierce fighting in the Bois-du-Fays and the Bois-de-Foret of the Meuse-Argonne offensive, rendering invaluable services to the American Expeditionary Forces.
War Department, General Orders No. 95 (1919)
Born: at Hazelhurst, Mississippi
Home Town: Georgetown, Mississippi


MILES, PERRY L.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Perry L. Miles, Colonel (Infantry), U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. As Commander of the 371st Infantry, 93d Division, which during its active operations, was attached to the French forces, Colonel Miles conducted his regiment with conspicuous success. By his admirable tact and sound judgment he maintained at all times harmonious relationship with the allied forces to which his unit was attached, rendering valuable services to the American Expeditionary Forces.
War Department, General Orders No. 89 (1919)
Born: at Westerville, Ohio
Home Town: Columbus, Ohio
Personal Awards: Distinguished Service Cross (Philippine Insurrection), Army Distinguished Service Medal


MILLER, ORRIN DAVID
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Orrin David Miller, 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. As Executive Officer of the Army Transportation Service, a position of great responsibility, throughout the whole period of existence of the service, by his untiring devotion to duty, loyalty, and marked ability, Lieutenant Colonel Miller proved a material factor in the success of the operation of the Army Transportation Service.
War Department, General Orders No. 56 (1921)
Born: at Boonville, New York
Home Town: Oakland, California


MILLER, REUBEN B.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Reuben B. Miller, 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 reorganization and administration of the Personnel Branch of the Office of the Surgeon General of the Army during the present war, Colonel Miller thereby contributed greatly to the proper care of the sick and wounded and thus increased the efficiency of the Army.
War Department, General Orders No. 69 (1919)
Born: at Canada Home Town: Millington, Illinois


MILLER, TROUP
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Troup Miller, Lieutenant Colonel (Field Artillery, U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. Lieutenant Colonel Miller served as Adjutant, 82d Division, from December 1917 until March 1918; Assistant Chief of Staff, G-1, 82d Division from April to June and from September to December 1918; Assistant Chief of Staff, G-1, 1st Army Corps December 1918 until February 1919, and Assistant Chief of Staff, G-4, 1st Army from February to April 1919, and then as G-4, Intermediate Section, Services of Supply. By his marked ability, sound judgment, and high military attainments he rendered meritorious services in positions of great responsibility, contributing in a large measure to the success attained by all the units with which he served.
War Department, General Orders No. 56 (1922)
Born: at Perry, Georgia
Home Town: Macon, Georgia


MILLIKEN, SAYERS LOUISE
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Sayers Louise Milliken, Captain, U.S. Army Nurse Corps, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. As Chief Nurse of the Base Hospital at Camp Devier, South Carolina, during the early part of the World War, Captain Milliken was responsible for the nursing care of thousands of patients under most trying and difficult circumstances. Her tact, energy, and ability were greatly instrumental in saving many lives, particularly during the influenza epidemic. Her services were characterized by zeal and excellent judgment, and her achievements have been conspicuous. Later, while serving as Assistant Superintendent, Army Nurse Corps, in the Office of the Surgeon General, her administrative ability and professional experience were of inestimable value to the Medical Department in providing proper nursing care for the sick and wounded.
War Department, General Orders No. 9 (1923)
Born: at Brownsville, Pennsylvania
Home Town: Morgantown, West Virginia


MILLIKIN, JOHN
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to John Millikin, Lieutenant Colonel (Cavalry), U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. As Executive Officer and Assistant Director of the Army General Staff College, at Langres, Lieutenant Colonel Millikin rendered conspicuous services. Later, as Chief of the Military Police Corps Division of the Provost Marshal General's Department, American Expeditionary Forces, by his ability, untiring zeal, and wound judgment, he aided in a material way in producing an efficient organization. He has rendered services of great value to the American Expeditionary Forces.
War Department, General Orders No. 46 (1920)
Born: at Danville, Indiana
Home Town: Danville, Indiana


MINER, ASHER
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Asher Miner, 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 Miner served with notable success as Commanding Officer of the 109th Field Artillery, 28th division, giving proof of high qualities of leadership. Inspiring his men by his self-sacrificing devotion to duty he maintained a creditable standard of efficiency in his regiment and constantly furnished the most effective artillery support to the attacking Infantry.
War Department, General Orders No. 89 (1919)
Born: at Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
Home Town: Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
Personal Awards: Distinguished Service Cross (WWI), Army Distinguished Service Medal


MINOR, SIDNEY W.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Sidney W. Minor, Colonel (Infantry), U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. As Commander of the 120th Infantry, 30th Division, from the time of its organization and training to the completion of active combat operations in the Ypres-Lys and Somme offensives, Colonel Minor displayed at all times initiative and sound judgment. During the attack on the Hindenburg line, near Bellicourt, France, 29 September 1918, and during the subsequent advance, he handled his regiment with distinction, capturing several towns, numerous cannon and many prisoners. He has rendered services of material worth to the American Expeditionary Forces.
War Department, General Orders No. 55 (1920)
Born: at Granville County, North Carolina
Home Town: Durham, North Carolina


MITCHELL, JAMES B.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to James B. Mitchell, 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 and as Chief of Staff, Base Section No. 3, Services of Supply, American Expeditionary Forces, positions of great responsibility, Colonel Mitchell showed great energy and good judgment in the organization of Base Section No. 3 and in providing for the American troops at the base and for those passing through England. He rendered services of much value.
War Department, General Orders No. 53 (1921)
Born: at Syracuse, New York
Home Town: Syracuse, New York


MITCHELL, WILLIAM A.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to William A. Mitchell, 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. Having taken Command of the 2d Engineers, 2d Division, just prior to the battle of Soissons, Colonel Mitchell served with distinction as the leader of this regiment until the close of hostilities. Under his skillful direction his regiment successfully accomplished all the important technical missions assigned to it. His high military attainments were reflected by its efficiency in combat operations. Subsequent to the armistice he continued to render important services to the American Expeditionary Forces as Chief of Engineers of the 8th Army Corps.
War Department, General Orders No. 89 (1919)
Born: at Seale, Alabama
Home Town: Columbus, Georgia


MOLLOY, JANE G.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Jane G. Molloy, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army Nurse Corps, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. As Chief Nurse of the Base Hospital at Camp Devens, Massachusetts during the World War, although greatly hampered by lack of personnel and equipment, First Lieutenant Molloy displayed unusual talent for organization, By her untiring, painstaking, and energetic efforts in the distribution of her staff and her personal care of the sick she rendered great service to the Army, particularly during the influenza epidemic, when the lives of many patients were saved through her efforts.
War Department, General Orders No. 9 (1923)
Born: at Kingston, New York
Home Town: San Francisco, California


MONCRIEF, WILLIAM H.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to William H. Moncrief, Colonel (Medical Corps), U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. In organizing and Commanding the Hospital Center at Mesves, Colonel Moncrief took possession of the center in its unfinished condition and by great force and ability prepared a hospital group for the care of sick and wounded at a time when the need of hospital beds was critical.
War Department, General Orders No. 59 (1921)
Born: at Greensboro, Georgia
Home Town: Atlanta, Georgia


MONTGOMERY, HENRY G.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Henry G. Montgomery, Captain (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. On his own initiative and with great vision, patriotism, and determination Captain Montgomery developed, with funds provided by public-spirited citizens, the armored motor tank car which was adopted by the American Government, training at the same time a corps of technical experts who rendered important service in the Ordnance Department of the Army. Subsequently, as an Officer of Field Artillery in France, he was charged with the responsibility of maintaining while in action the mechanical efficiency of the newly issued French material forming the heavy artillery of the 33d and 79th Divisions during the St. Mihiel and Meuse-Argonne operations. In this work he displayed technical skill of the highest order, reducing to a minimum the fire losses of the brigade, and contributing markedly to the success of his artillery brigade in these offensives.
War Department, General Orders No. 14 (1923)
Born: at Washington, D.C.
Home Town: New York, New York


MONTGOMERY, JOHN C.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to John C. Montgomery, 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. Serving successively as Division Inspector, 2d Division, Assistant Chief of Staff, G-3, 1st Army Corps; and Assistant Chief of Staff, G-3, 3d Army, Colonel Montgomery has been charged with duties of a most important nature in the performance of which he has at all times manifested steadfast loyalty and military ability of a high order, rendering services of signal worth.
War Department, General Orders No. 70 (1919)
Born: at Elizabethtown, Kentucky
Home Town: Elizabethtown, Kentucky


MONTGOMERY, WALTER C.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Walter C. Montgomery, Lieutenant Colonel (Medical Corps), U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. Lieutenant Colonel Montgomery served with marked distinction as Division Surgeon of the 27th Division. When confronted with a shortage of personnel, he displayed marked initiative and resourcefulness in organizing additional sanitary personnel. During the action along the Hindenburg line, 25 and 30 September 1918, by his high professional attainments, sound judgment, and loyal devotion to duty he so conducted the personnel at his disposal as to provide successfully for the evacuation of 4,000 casualties in four days.
War Department, General Orders No. 22 (1920)
Born: at New York, New York
Home Town: New York, New York


MOODY, LUCIAN B.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Lucian B. Moody, 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 Assistant to the Chief Ordnance Officer, American Expeditionary Forces in France, and Chief Ordnance Officer, Army of Occupation in Germany.
War Department, General Orders No. 30 (1921)
Born: at Huron, South Dakota
Home Town: Huron, South Carolina


MOORE, HUGH B.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Hugh B. Moore, Lieutenant Colonel (Quartermaster Corps), U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. Lieutenant Colonel Moore served creditably as Superintendent, Army Transport Service, at Brest, and later, as Director of the Army Transport Service he successfully supervised the activities of this service in 40 ports. Actuated by self-sacrificing devotion to duty, he achieved marked success in expediting the movement of troops, rendering services of inestimable value to the American Expeditionary Forces.
War Department, General Orders No. 89 (1919)
Born: at Huntland, Tennessee
Home Town: Texas City, Texas


MOORHEAD, JOHN J.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to John J. Moorhead, Lieutenant Colonel (Medical Corps), U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. As Commanding Officer of American Red Cross Hospital No. 110, at Coincy, France, from June to November 1918, Lieutenant Colonel Moorhead operated his hospital under the most difficult conditions and with inadequate personnel and equipment.
War Department, General Orders No. 56 (1921)
Born: at New York, New York
Home Town: New York, New York


MOORMAN, FRANK
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Frank Moorman, 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 a position of greatest responsibility, Colonel Moorman displayed peculiar genius, combined with exact scientific knowledge, in organizing, training, and operating the Radio Intelligence Service of the Intelligence Section. Charged with the duty of intercepting and deciphering the radio messages of the enemy, he acted with initiative and foresight, achieving brilliant results.
War Department, General Orders No. 59 (1919)
Born: at Eureka, Michigan
Home Town: Edwardsville, Illinois


MORENO, ARISTIDES
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Aristides Moreno, 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 a member of the Intelligence Section, Lieutenant Colonel Moreno efficiently organized and directed the operations of the Counter-Espionage Service in the American Expeditionary Forces, displaying marked talents in a position of great responsibility. His unusual powers of discernment, his tact, and sound judgment made possible effective cooperation with corresponding services of the allied armies. Due to his zeal and untiring devotion, the Counter-Espionage Service attained exceptional proficiency.
War Department, General Orders No. 59 (1919)
Born: at New York, New York
Home Town: Birmingham, Alabama


MORGAN, JOHN M.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to John M. Morgan, Colonel (Infantry), U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. As Commanding Officer of the 309th Infantry, 78th Division, during the last two months of hostilities, Colonel Morgan displayed marked qualities of leadership and unflagging energy. By the skillful manner in which he conducted his regiment during the advance through the Bois-de-Loges in the first part of November he contributed materially to the successes of his division in its operations in the Meuse-Argonne offensive.
War Department, General Orders No. 89 (1919)
Born: at Minersville, Ohio
Home Town: Minersville, Ohio


MORRISON, JOHN F.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to John F. Morrison, 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, for services as Department Commander, Western Department, in handling with great skill, tact, and sound judgment many difficult problems arising in his department.
War Department, General Orders No. 47 (1919)
Born: at Summit, New York
Home Town: Schoharie, New York


MORROW, FRANK J.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Frank J. Morrow, Colonel (Infantry), U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. From September 1917 to March 1918, in the organization and operation of the 1st Division and 1st Corps schools, Colonel Morrow rendered valuable and unusual services under very great difficulties. From April to December 1918, as a member of the Training and Instruction Branch of the War Plans Division, General Staff, and in direct supervision of the Field Officers' Schools in the combat divisions, and the War College course for instruction of divisional staff officers, his zeal, marked ability, and high military attainments were important factors in successfully standardizing the training and instruction of a great many senior officers. Later, while in direct charge of the organization of the Reserve Officers' Training Corps, he again rendered invaluable services in building up this important branch of civilian military training along sound and enduring lines.
War Department, General Orders No. 49 (1922)
Born: at Fort Douglas, Utah
Home Town: Omaha, Nebraska


MORROW, HENRY M.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Henry M. Morrow, 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, Philippine Department, by his legal ability and sound advise in the solution of unusual and highly important military and international problems, Colonel Morrow contributed in a marked degree to the successful administration of military and civil affairs in the Philippines and China. Later, as Judge Advocate of the 2d Army in France from October 1918 until April 1919, and then as Judge Advocate of the District of Paris until August 1919, he displayed great zeal, marked legal training, and sound judgment in many difficult problems which confronted him and solved them with conspicuous success.
War Department, General Orders No. 49 (1922)
Born: at Niles, Michigan
Home Town: Omaha, Nebraska


MORROW, WILLIAM M.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to William M. Morrow, 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 Morrow served with conspicuous success as Commanding Officer of the 7th Infantry, 3d Division, succeeding in all of the difficult missions assigned to him. His sound judgment and untiring energy proved important factors in the successful operations of his division against the enemy.
War Department, General Orders No. 126 (1919)
Born: at Niles, Michigan
Home Town: Fort Sidney, Nebraska
Personal Awards: Distinguished Service Cross (WWI), Army Distinguished Service Medal


MORSE, CHARLES F.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Charles F. Morse, 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 Veterinary Corps, by displaying exceptional energy, zeal and good judgment, Colonel Morse organized and administered with marked success a Veterinary Service capable of meeting every need in home territory and in the theater of operations. He provided effective means for the treatment of sick and wounded animals, for the prevention of disease among well animals. For the inspection of meat and dairy products used by the Army, and, through the establishment of schools of instruction, placed the personnel of the Veterinary Corps of the Army on a high plane of efficiency.
War Department, General Orders No. 14 (1920)
Born: at Montpelier, Vermont
Home Town: Montpelier, Vermont


MORTON, CHARLES G.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Charles G. Morton, 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 Morton Commanded the 29th Division from the date of its organization until the end of hostilities, and led this division with skill and ability in the successful operations east and northeast of Verdun, which forced the enemy to maintain this front with strong forces, thus preventing an increase of hostile strength between the Argonne and the Meuse.
War Department, General Orders No. 12 (1919)
Born: at Cumberland, Maine
Home Town: Brookline, Massachusetts


MOSELEY, GEORGE V. H.
(First Award)
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to George V. H. Moseley, Brigadier General, U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I as Assistant Chief of Staff. General Moseley handled with great executive ability and rare understanding all problems of equipping and supplying the large number of American troops arriving and operating in France, and by his large gasp of supply problems and tireless energy he has conspicuously aided the successful administration of the Supply Department.
War Department, General Orders No. 12 (1919)
Born: at Evanston, Illinois
Home Town: Evanston, Illinois
Personal Awards: 2@ Army Distinguished Service Medals


MOSES, ANDREW
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Andrew Moses, 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. Commanding the 316th Field Artillery, 81st Division, from August 1917, and the 156th Field Artillery Brigade, 81st Division, from June 1918 until it was demobilized, General Moses exhibited qualities of excellent leadership and military attainments of a high order. Later, as Chairman of a Joint Board of Review he occupied a position of great responsibility, having full charge and control of the re-delivery of all ships allocated to the War Department during the World War. By his administrative ability, excellent judgment, energy, and tact, he rendered conspicuous services in bringing about speedy and accurate settlements with the ship owners, which resulted in a large saving to the Government.
War Department, General Orders No. 38 (1922)
Born: at Stickling, Texas
Home Town: Stickling, Texas


MOTT, T. BENTLEY
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to T. Bentley Mott, 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 Liaison Officer of the Commander in Chief, American Expeditionary Forces, at Allied General Headquarters, Colonel Mott performed the important duties with which he was charged with marked ability, and by his tact and sound judgment he materially assisted in insuring close cooperation between the French and American Armies.
War Department, General Orders No. 59 (1919)
Born: at Leesburg, Virginia
Home Town: Leesburg, Virginia


MOUNT, JAMES R.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to James R. Mount, 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. Arriving in France with the first American troops, Colonel Mount undertook the task of creating a medical supply depot and administering a medical supply service for the American Expeditionary Forces. Using his limited resources with great skill and judgment, he displayed unusual talent for organization and laid the foundation of an efficient Medical Supply Service.
War Department, General Orders No. 59 (1919)
Born: at Kansas City, Missouri
Home Town: Kansas City, Missouri


MOUNTFORD, FREDERICK A.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Frederick A. Mountford, Lieutenant Colonel (Coast Artillery), U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. As Assistant to the Chief of Coast Artillery and in charge of the materiel Section in that office, Lieutenant Colonel Mountford displayed excellent judgment and a thorough knowledge of the involved and intricate details in connection with materiel, thereby rendering highly meritorious service in the preparation and execution of plans for the efficient accomplishment of the duties assigned to the Coast Artillery Corps in the operations in France.
War Department, General Orders No. 56 (1922)
Born: at England Home Town: East Liverpool, Ohio


MUDGETT, CHARLES F.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Charles F. Mudgett, 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 Officer in Charge of the Enlisted Division, Adjutant General's Office, General Headquarters, American Expeditionary Forces, Lieutenant Colonel Mudgett demonstrated the highest order of efficiency, and by his tact and sound judgment he handled in a masterful manner the many difficult problems that arose. During the demobilization he carried to successful completion the various projects relative to the discharge and return of enlisted personnel. By his splendid attainments and professional zeal, he contributed materially to the success of the work of the Adjutant General's Office at General Headquarters, American Expeditionary Forces.
War Department, General Orders No. 38 (1922)
Born: at Ravenna, Missouri
Home Town: Valley City, Nebraska


MUIR, CHARLES H.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Charles H. Muir, Major General, U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. As Division and Corps Commander, Commanding the 28th Division during the Meuse-Argonne offensive, and especially in the difficult operations which resulted in the clearing of the Argonne Forest, General Muir proved himself to be an energetic leader of the highest professional attainments. As a Corps Commander he displayed the same fine qualities that characterized his service with a division.
War Department, General Orders No. 12 (1919)
Born: at Erie, Michigan
Home Town: Erie, Michigan
Personal Awards: Distinguished Service Cross (Spanish-American War), Army Distinguished Service Medal


MULLALLY, THORNWELL
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Thornwell Mullally, 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 Mullally projected, recruited, organized, and mobilized the 144th Field Artillery, 40th Division, as an additional regiment of the California National Guard. Later, as Colonel of that regiment, his sound judgment and marked ability as a leader were largely responsible for the successful training of his regiment both in the United States and France and in the development in that unit of over 168 officers for our Army.
War Department, General Orders No. 49 (1922)
Born: at Columbiana, South Carolina
Home Town: San Francisco, California


MUNSON, EDWARD L.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Edward L. Munson, 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 Munson developed the scheme of field training for officers and enlisted men of the Medical Department, directed the organization and administration of the medical officers' training camps, and organized and administered the Morale Branch of the General Staff.
War Department, General Orders No. 34 (1919)
Born: at New Haven, Connecticut
Home Town: New Haven, Connecticut


MURPHY, FRED T.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Fred T. Murphy, 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 Base Hospital No. 21, as Supervisor of the evacuation of the sick and wounded of the 1st Army, and later as Director of the Bureau of Medicine and Surgery of the American Red Cross, Colonel Murphy rendered most valuable assistance to the American Expeditionary Forces. Throughout his service he displayed unusual administrative ability and professional skill, combined with a genius for organization that contributed greatly to the efficiency of the Medical Service of the Army. Untiring in zeal and enthusiastic in his duty, he was an inspiration to those associated with him.
War Department, General Orders No. 59 (1919)
Born: at Detroit, Michigan
Home Town: St. Louis, Missouri


MURPHY, GRAYSON M. P.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Grayson M. P. Murphy, Lieutenant Colonel (Infantry), U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. Lieutenant Colonel Murphy organized the work of the American Red Cross in Europe, and to his foresight, wisdom, and untiring efforts are largely due the splendid work performed for the American Expeditionary Forces by that institution. Later he displayed marked ability as Assistant Chief of Staff of the 42d Division during the operations of that unit.
War Department, General Orders No. 59 (1919)
Born: at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Home Town: New York, New York


MURPHY, JOHN B.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to John B. Murphy, 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 Commanding Officer of the 44th Field Artillery Regiment, Coast Artillery Corps, by his marked ability, energy, and resourcefulness, Colonel Murphy organized, equipped and trained a regiment of 8-inch howitzers in an extraordinary brief period of time, thus enabling them to reach the front in time to be of valuable service during the critical days of April 1918. Later, as a member of the Operations Section at General Headquarters, he rendered services of great value to the American Expeditionary Forces.
War Department, General Orders No. 39 (1920)
Born: at Fort Robinson, Nebraska
Home Town: Notre Dame, Indiana


MURRAY, ARTHUR
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Arthur Murray, Major General, U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. As Department Commander, Western Department, between 29 August 1917 and 14 May 1918, General Murray handled many difficult problems arising in that department with rare judgment, tact, and great skill.
War Department, General Orders No. 4 (1923)
Born: at Bowling Green, Missouri
Home Town: Bowling Green, Missouri


MURRAY, MAXWELL
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Maxwell Murray, 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 5th Field Artillery, 1st Division, Colonel Murray handled the regiment so brilliantly under severe conditions during the assault and capture of Cantigny, 28 May 1918, and during the Aisne-Marne offensive in the assault southeast of Soissons, 18 - 25 July 1918, that the regiment demonstrated an unusually high degree of efficiency and morale. He repeatedly displayed superior tactical judgment and knowledge of artillery and by his exceptional ability, leadership, and devotion to duty, he rendered the maximum of support to the Infantry of the 1st Division in effectively executing the most difficult missions assigned to him, thus rendering important services to the American Expeditionary Forces.
War Department, General Orders No. 9 (1923)
Born: at West Point, New York
Home Town: Fort Totten, New York


MURRAY, PETER
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Peter Murray, 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, Training and Instruction Branch, War Plans Division, General Staff, during 1919, under colonel Murray's direction the foundation for the existing system of Army education and training was established and ways and means evolved to apply to peace training the lessons learned in the World War.
War Department, General Orders No. 3 (1922)
Born: at Visalia, California
Home Town: Visalia, California


MURY (KERSHAW), EDITH A.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Edith A. Mury (Kershaw), Chief Nurse, U.S. Army Nurse Corps, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. As Chief Nurse on duty at the Nurses' Mobilization Station, Ellis Island, New York, during the early period of the World War, Chief Nurse Mury (now Mrs. Edith A. Kershaw) rendered invaluable assistance to the Medical Department by instructing newly appointed chief nurses before embarkation for overseas, and through her untiring energy and unusual capabilities set a splendid example for all who came in contact with her. Later, as Assistant Superintendent, in the Office of the Surgeon General, she contributed services of high value in supervising the demobilization of the Army Nurse Corps.
War Department, General Orders No. 9 (1923)
Born: at Wadsworth, Nevada
Home Town: Oakland, California


MYER, EDGAR A.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Edgar A. Myer, 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. having taken command of the 129th Infantry, 33d Division, at a critical period during active operations, Colonel Myer displayed marked ability as a military leader by the successful manner in which he conducted his regiment. Constantly maintaining a high grade of morale among his command, he was able to accomplish with marked success all missions assigned to his unit.
War Department, General Orders No. 89 (1919)
Born: at Fort Richardson, Texas
Home Town: Troy, New York


MYERS, HU B.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Hu B. Myers, 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, and Chief of Staff, 2d Division, during its final operations, Colonel Myers performed his exacting staff duties with conspicuous ability. To his brilliant military attainments and untiring zeal were due, in a large measure, the successes achieved by his division in its attack on Masif du Mont at St. Etienne-a-Arnes, when the 2d Division served with the 4th French Army, and again during its advance from Landres-et- St. Georges to the Meuse during the final phase of the Meuse-Argonne offensive.
War Department, General Orders No. 95 (1919)
Born: at Shelbyville, Tennessee
Home Town: Shelbyville, Tennessee

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