Welcome to the Enhanced Research Library

  

Full Text Citations For Award of

The Army Distinguished Service Medal
 U.S. Army - World War I

A-C   D-G  H-K   L-M  N-Q  R-S  T-Z

To All Who Shall See These Presents Greeting:

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


THE 
DISTINGUISHED SERVICE MEDAL
to

 

TAYLOR, BRAINARD
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Brainard Taylor, Colonel (Motor Transport Corps), U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. Serving as Chief Motor Transport Officer of the Advance Section, S.O.S., Colonel Taylor gave proof of excellent judgment and untiring energy in the performance of his duties. By his success in overcoming numerous obstacles involved in the transportation of supplies and troops, he rendered conspicuous services to the American Expeditionary Forces.
War Department, General Orders No. 89 (1919)
Born: at Malden, Mississippi
Home Town: Newtonville, Mississippi


TAYLOR, HARRY
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Harry Taylor, 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. Arriving in France on 11 June 1917, as Chief Engineer, American Expeditionary Forces, General Taylor organized and administered the Engineer Department, which included the construction of wharves, depots, railways, barracks, and shelters throughout the theater of operations. He continued these duties with most marked and conspicuous ability, building a complete and efficiently functioning institution.
War Department, General Orders No. 50 (1919)
Born: at Tilton, New Hampshire
Home Town: Tilton, New Hampshire


TEBBETTS, HARRY H.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Harry H. Tebbetts, 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, of the Services of Supply, Colonel Tebbetts demonstrated marked energy and executive ability in the management of troop evacuation from France, and especially subsequent to the armistice in the repatriation of the American Expeditionary Forces, when several hundred thousand men were returned to the United States each month. He has rendered services of great value.
War Department, General Orders No. 53 (1921)
Born: at Great Falls, New Hampshire
Home Town: Haverhill, Mississippi


TEFFT, WILLIAM H.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to William H. Tefft, Colonel (Medical Corps), U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. As Commanding Officer of Evacuation Hospital No. 7 at Chateau Montomglaust, Colonel Tefft performed his exacting duties with unflagging energy and marked executive ability. Overcoming grave difficulties due to inadequate personnel and equipment, he succeeded in receiving, treating, and evacuating a large number of wounded from the Marne offensive with notable success, thereby rendering services of the utmost value to the American Expeditionary Forces.
War Department, General Orders No. 103 (1919)
Born: at Belmont, New York
Home Town: Belmont, New York


TENNEY, CHARLES H.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Charles H. Tenney, Colonel (Ordnance Corps), U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I, first as Chief of the Financial and Accounting Division of the Ordnance Department, in which position he was charged with effecting the disbursement of all ordnance funds and with accounting for all ordnance property; next as Special Representative of the Chief of Ordnance to coordinate the financial and accounting operations of the Ordnance Department in the United States with those in France; and finally, as Chairman and organizer of the Ordnance Salvage Board, in which capacity he was charged with the duty of perfecting the organization and outlining the procedure of that Board and with reviewing its recommendations with respect to the disposition of great quantities of surplus stores. He performed all his duties with zeal, sound judgment, and exceptional ability, thereby rendering services of great value to the Government.
War Department, General Orders No. 9 (1923)
Born: at Everett, Massachusetts
Home Town: Longmeadow, Massachusetts


TERRELL, JOHN P.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to John P. Terrell, 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 G-4, and later as G-4, 2d Army Corps, from July 1918 to January 1919, Colonel Terrell displayed exceptional ability in the administration of that division of the Corps staff. During the operations which broke the Hindenburg line between Cambrai and St. Quentin his great energy and able handling of matters of supply and transportation for the organizations of the Corps contributed in a marked degree to the success of the operations.
War Department, General Orders No. 56 (1922)
Born: at Yonkers, New York
Home Town: Yonkers, New York


THAYER, WILLIAM S.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to William S. Thayer, 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 Consultant in Medicine of the American Expeditionary Forces, with untiring zeal General Thayer devoted his time, energy, and high professional talents in promoting the organization of eminent medical officers for the prosecution of efficient treatment among the sick and wounded of the American Expeditionary Forces. Largely through his individual efforts, the treatment of the sick was so standardized, coordinated, and proficiently perfected as to result in a direct saving of many lives and a consequent conservation of man power and morale of these forces.
War Department, General Orders No. 50 (1919)
Born: at Milton, Massachusetts
Home Town: Baltimore, Maryland


THOMAS, JOHN R., JR.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to John R. Thomas, 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 the Aviation Division of the Intelligence Section, Colonel Thomas displayed unusual energy and skill in the collection and dissemination of information regarding the enemy's air forces. During part of the period covered by the Meuse-Argonne offensive operations he acted as Head of the Intelligence Section and performed the duties of that position with marked ability and sound judgment.
War Department, General Orders No. 59 (1919)
Born: at Metropolis, Illinois
Home Town: Chicago, Illinois


THOMPSON, CHARLES F.
(First Award)
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Charles F. Thompson, Lieutenant Colonel (Infantry), U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. As Assistant Chief of Staff, G-2, of the 1st Army, Lieutenant Colonel Thompson aided in its organization by his skill and sound judgment, participating in the preliminary preparations and operations at the St. Mihiel salient. The successes achieved by his section are largely due to his high military attainments, his great energy, and painstaking devotion to duty. He served with equal ability as G-2 of the 2d Army in September 1918, at all times showing great skill and accomplishing results of exceptional value.
War Department, General Orders No. 59 (1919)
Born: at Jamestown, North Dakota
Home Town: Jamestown, Nebraska


THOMPSON, DORA E.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Dora E. Thompson, Superintendent, 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 Superintendent of the Army Nurse Corps. To Superintendent Thompson's accuracy, good judgment, and untiring devotion to duty is due the splendid management of the Army Nurse Corps during the emergency.
War Department, General Orders No. 108 (1919)
Born: at New York, New York
Home Town: Cold Spring, New York


THOMPSON, JOHN T.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to John T. Thompson, 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 Small Arms Division of the Office of the Chief of Ordnance, in which capacity he was charged with the design and production of all small arms and ammunition thereby supplied to the United States Army, which results he achieved with such signal success that serviceable rifles and ample ammunition therefor were at all times available for all troops ready to receive and use them.
War Department, General Orders No. 34 (1919)
Born: at Newport, Kentucky
Home Town: Newport, Kentucky


TILLMAN, SAMUEL E.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Samuel E. Tillman, 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 Superintendent, U.S. Military Academy, during the period of the emergency.
War Department, General Orders No. 77 (1919)
Born: at Shelbyville, Tennessee
Home Town: Shelbyville, Tennessee


TINLEY, MATHEW A.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Mathew A. Tinley, 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 Tinley displayed exceptional qualities of leadership in Command of the 168th Infantry, 42d Division, which under his able leadership fulfilled every mission assigned to it. He was untiring in energy and devotion to his important duties, acting with sound judgment and initiative in times of emergency. His conduct was an inspiration to the men of his command, whom he led repeatedly in successful engagements.
War Department, General Orders No. 78 (1919)
Born: at Council Bluffs, Iowa
Home Town: Council Bluffs, Iowa


TOBIN, WILLIAM H.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to William H. Tobin, Colonel (Coast Artillery), U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. As Commander of the Army Artillery Park of the 1st Army, American Expeditionary Forces, by his broad grasp of the problems of ammunition supply Colonel Tobin contributed in a marked degree to the solution of this most difficult problem and also to the success of the artillery of the 1st Army during the St. Mihiel and Meuse-Argonne offensives.
War Department, General Orders No. 19 (1920)
Born: at Middleboro, Massachusetts
Home Town: San Francisco, California


TODD, HENRY D., JR.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Henry D. Todd, 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. As Commanding General of the 58th Field Artillery Brigade, 33d Division, General Todd demonstrated marked skill as an artillery officer in the preparations for the attack of the 5th Corps on the Kriemhilde Stellung on 1 November 1918, and in support of the 89th Division in its further advance and crossing of the Meuse River from 6 to 11 November 1918. the Brigade which he commanded effectively supported the 1st, 91st, 32d, and 89th Divisions, during the period of the operations to which it served with them. His services have been of particular value to the American Expeditionary Forces.
War Department, General Orders No. 24 (1920)
Born: at Clauverick, New York
Home Town: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


TOLMAN, EDGAR B.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Edgar B. Tolman, Major (Infantry), U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. As Executive Officer in charge of the Selective Draft in Illinois, by his unusual executive ability, rare tact and skill, great initiative and resourcefulness exercised at all times under most trying and novel conditions which arose in connection with the administration of the Selective Service Act, Major Tolman 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 India Home Town: Chicago, Illinois


TOOMBS, LOUIS A.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Louis A. Toombs, 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 Provost Marshal in Italy, a position of great responsibility, during the critical situation arising from the decision of the Peace Conference on the Fiume question, by the means of good judgment and tact, Lieutenant Colonel Toombs so managed the situation as to prevent all friction between the American Expeditionary Forces and the Italian populace. Due to his efficiency the military police of Italy were held to a high state of military training and discipline. He has rendered services of much value.
War Department, General Orders No. 59 (1921)
Born: at Pickens, Mississippi
Home Town: Meridian, Mississippi


TOWNSEND, ORVAL P.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Orval P. Townsend, Lieutenant Colonel (Infantry), U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I, in connection with the mobilization, organization, and training of Porto Rico's quota of troops in the World War.
War Department, General Orders No. 11 (1921)
Born: at Shawneetown, Illinois
Home Town: Shawneetown, Illinois


TRACY, EVARTS
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Evarts Tracy, Major (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 the pioneer Camouflage Officer in the United States Army, by his marked ability Major Tracy ably assisted in recruiting and organizing personnel for this important work and in preparing lists of equipment and necessary material for the carrying out of this enterprise. He served as Chief Instructor in Camouflaging at the Engineer School at Langres from its organization until August 1918. To him is due the success in developing a school courage and a field exhibit that disseminated important knowledge among a large number of the combat personnel of the American Expeditionary Forces.
War Department, General Orders No. 3 (1922)
Born: at New York, New York
Home Town: Plainfield, New Jersey


TRACY, JOSEPH P.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Joseph P. Tracy, Colonel (Coast Artillery), U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I, while in charge of the Enlisted Division of the Adjutant General's Office during the war, in which capacity his sound judgment and administrative ability were conspicuous.
War Department, General Orders No. 133 (1919)
Born: at Washington, D.C.
Home Town: Monroeton, Pennsylvania


TREAT, CHARLES G.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Charles G. Treat, 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 American Military Mission to Italy and Commanding Base Section No. 8, by his untiring devotion to duty, loyalty, and zeal, General Treat performed his intricate duties with marked ability and sound judgment. By his cheerfulness and sound diplomatic ability he furthered those cordial relations which existed between the American and Italian troops, and was an important factor in maintaining the morale at a high state of efficiency during the trying days prior to the armistice.
War Department, General Orders No. 55 (1920)
Born: at Dexter, Missouri
Home Town: Monroe, Wisconsin


TRIPP, GUY E.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Guy E. Tripp, 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 Tripp, as Chief of the Production Division of the Ordnance Department, and later as Assistant Chief of Ordnance, displayed fine technical ability and broad judgment in systematizing methods and practices resulting in the efficient cooperation of industries producing articles of ordnance for the Army.
War Department, General Orders No. 25 (1919)
Born: at Wells, Missouri
Home Town: Washington, D.C.


TRIPPE, HARRY M.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Harry M. Trippe, Lieutenant Colonel (Corps of Engineers), U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. As Commanding Officer of the 308th Engineers, 83d Division, a position of great responsibility, much of the engineering success in facilitating the progress and supply of the 3d Army Corps during the Meuse-Argonne operation is due to his efforts and ability. He rendered important services to the United States.
War Department, General Orders No. 59 (1921)
Born: at Whitewater, Wisconsin
Home Town: Whitewater, Wisconsin


TROTT, CLEMENT A.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Clement A. Trott, 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 5th Division, through his intimate knowledge of staff duties and the requirements of troops of the line, Colonel Trott organized a staff which insured efficient cooperation in combat. His ability was shown in sound tactical directions to his division, which insured successes in four offensive operations.
War Department, General Orders No. 59 (1919)
Born: at Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Home Town: Milwaukee, Wisconsin


TROWBRIDGE, AUGUSTUS
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Augustus Trowbridge, 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 Supervisor of the technique of flash and sound ranging, by his complete scientific knowledge and keen devotion to his important duties Lieutenant Colonel Trowbridge rendered services of great value. Due to his good judgment and painstaking energy suitable personnel were selected and properly trained in the efficient operation of the Flash and Sound Ranging Service of the American Expeditionary Forces.
War Department, General Orders No. 87 (1919)
Born: at New York, New York
Home Town: Princeton, New Jersey


TRUESDELL, KARL
(First Award)
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Karl Truesdell, 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 Signal Officer of the 1st Division and the 5th Army Corps, Lieutenant Colonel Truesdell displayed high professional attainments and unflagging zeal. By his skill in directing the construction and maintenance of extensive telephone and wireless systems he contributed materially to the success of combat operations.
War Department, General Orders No. 103 (1919)
Born: at Moorhead, Minnesota
Home Town: Washington, D.C.


TURCK, RAYMOND C.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Raymond C. Turck, 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 Division Surgeon, 35th Division, during the Meuse-Argonne offensive, Colonel Turck organized the medical service of that division and provided hospitalization and evacuation facilities for the sick and wounded under conditions which rendered the service of the Medical Department unusually hazardous and difficult.
War Department, General Orders No. 19 (1922)
Born: at Gratiot County, Michigan
Home Town: Jacksonville, Florida


TURNBULL, SAMUEL J.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Samuel J. Turnbull, 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 Evacuation Hospital No. 9, Major Turnbull performed his exacting duties with notable success. Overcoming numerous obstacles, by his keen foresight and administrative ability he was instrumental in securing the prompt evacuation and effective treatment of a large number of sick and wounded.
War Department, General Orders No. 103 (1919)
Born: at Monticello, Florida
Home Town: Monticello, Florida


TUTTLE, ARNOLD D.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Arnold D. Tuttle, 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 his capacity as Assistant to the Chief Surgeon, and later as a member of the General Staff, American Expeditionary Forces, Colonel Tuttle supervised the preparation of hospitalization plans and their execution and assisted in the evacuation of sick and wounded form the battle fields in such manner as to greatly increase the efficiency of his department.
War Department, General Orders No. 59 (1919)
Born: at Sturgis, South Dakota
Home Town: Highland Falls, New York


TWACHTMAN, JOHN ALDEN
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to John Alden Twachtman, 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 Battalion and later Regimental Commander, 103d Field Artillery, 26th Division, in the Aisne-Marne, St. Mihiel, and Meuse-Argonne offensives, Colonel Twachtman was conspicuous for his courage, marked ability, and leadership qualities. At all times he displayed superior tactical judgment and knowledge of artillery, and by his devotion to duty, great resourcefulness, and high military attainments he rendered the maximum support to the Infantry to which he was attached, thereby contributing in a large measure to their success.
War Department, General Orders No. 9 (1923)
Born: at Greenwitch, Connecticut
Home Town: Greenwich, Connecticut


TWELVETREE, HERBERT J.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Herbert J. Twelvetree, 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, 37th Division, throughout its operations in France, Lieutenant Colonel Twelvetree displayed unusual ability, leadership, resourcefulness, and high technical skill, thus contributing in a material way to the successful operations of his division.
War Department, General Orders No. 13 (1923)
Born: at Cleveland, Ohio
Home Town: Cleveland, Ohio


TYDINGS, MILLARD E.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Millard E. Tydings, Lieutenant Colonel (Infantry), U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. While Commanding the 111th Machine Gun Battalion, 29th Division, during the Meuse-Argonne operations, north of Verdun, 8 to 30 October 1918, Lieutenant Colonel Tydings distinguished himself by his energy, fearlessness, and high qualifications for the gravely responsible duties devolving upon him. The exceptionally effective use made by him of the weapons at his command rendered an advance possible against formidable hostile field works. His constant personal reconnaissance of front line positions of the Infantry made possible an effective disposal of machine guns and artillery in support of the efforts of the Infantry to advance and contributed in a large measure to the success of the brigade which his command was supporting.
War Department, General Orders No. 16 (1923)
Born: at Havre de Grace, Maryland
Home Town: Havre de Grace, Maryland


TYLER, MAX CLAYTON
(First Award)
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Max Clayton Tyler, Colonel (Corps of Engineers), U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. As Executive Officer and Military Advisor to the Director General of Military Railways, Colonel Tyler has displayed high professional attainments and given valuable assistance in procuring personnel and equipment for the railway service abroad.
War Department, General Orders No. 69 (1919)
Born: at Fargo, North Dakota
Home Town: Fargo, Nebraska


TYNDALL, ROBERT H.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Robert H. Tyndall, 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, 150th Field Artillery, 42d Division, in the Baccarat, champagne, Aisne-Marne, St. Mihiel, and Meuse-Argonne operations, part of which time he Commanded one or more additional elements of the Artillery with which he was operating. Colonel Tyndall's high technical attainments, his untiring energy and devotion to duty were important factors in the successful operations of the American Expeditionary Forces.
War Department, General Orders No. 13 (1923)
Born: at Indianapolis, Indiana
Home Town: Indianapolis, Indiana


TYNER, GEORGE P.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to George P. Tyner, Colonel (Cavalry), U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. Colonel Tyner served first as Assistant G-4 of the 1st Army and later as G-4 of the 2d Army. He rendered devoted, skillful, and efficient service in the supply of the 1st and 2d Armies during the St. Mihiel offensive in the Forest of Argonne and in the Woevre. His painstaking and tireless energy contributed materially to t he success of these operations.
War Department, General Orders No. 59 (1919)
Born: at Davenport, Iowa
Home Town: Chicago, Illinois


TYSON, LAWRENCE D.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Lawrence D. Tyson, 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 Tyson Commanded with distinction the 59th Infantry Brigade, 30th Division, throughout its training period and during its active operations against the enemy. His determination and skill as a military leader were reflected in the successes of his brigade in the attack and capture of Brancourt and Premont, where a large number of prisoners and much material fell into our hands. He rendered services of great worth to the American Expeditionary Forces.
War Department, General Orders No. 89 (1919)
Born: at Greenville, North Carolina
Home Town: Knoxville, Tennessee


ULIO, JAMES A.
(First Award)
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to James A. Ulio (0-1984), 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, of the 4th Army Corps, Lieutenant Colonel Ulio showed marked organizing and administrative ability. By his tireless efforts and ceaseless energy he contributed in a large degree to the successes achieved by the 4th Army Corps in the Toul sector and in the battles of the St. Mihiel salient. Later he handled with great success the evacuation and feeding of French civilians in the occupied territory recovered from the enemy, rendering invaluable services to the American Expeditionary Forces.
War Department, General Orders No. 89 (1919)
Born: at Fort Walla Walla, Washington
Home Town: Fort Keogh, Montana
Personal Awards: 2@ Army Distinguished Service Medals


UPHAM, JOHN S.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to John S. Upham, 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, and Acting Chief of Staff, 36th Division, during the organization and training of the division in the United States and in France. In these positions of great responsibility Lieutenant Colonel Upham displayed sound judgment, high professional skill, executive and administrative ability, and devotion to duty, his services contributing greatly to the successes of the 36th Division in its operations with the American Expeditionary Forces.
War Department, General Orders No. 14 (1923)
Born: at Fort Walla Walla, Washington
Home Town: Los Angeles, California


UPTON, LAROY S.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to LaRoy S. Upton, 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 Upton Commanded with conspicuous ability the 9th Infantry in the trench sector south of Verdun and in all its operations before Chateau-Thierry. In the campaign north of Verdun, in October 1918, as Commander of the 57th Infantry Brigade, 29th Division, he exhibited qualities of brilliant leadership, successfully participating in the battles at Molleville Farm, Grand Montagne, Etraye, and in those east of the Meuse. At all times he remained near his front lines, personally directing the attacks and serving as a constant inspiration to his men.
War Department, General Orders No. 59 (1919)
Born: at Decatur, Michigan
Home Town: Big Rapids, Michigan
Personal Awards: Distinguished Service Cross (WWI), Army Distinguished Service Medal


VAN CISE, PHILIP S.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Philip S. Van Cise, 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, 81st Division, from September 1918 until June 1919, Lieutenant Colonel Van Cise displayed exceptional ability in the administration and operation of that section of the Division Staff. By his keen foresight, sound judgment, and military attainments of a high order, he was able at all times to secure valuable information of the enemy and to keep his Commanding General well informed, thereby contributing materially to the successful operations of his division.
War Department, General Orders No. 56 (1922)
Born: at Deadwood, South Dakota
Home Town: Denver, Colorado


VAN DEMAN, RALPH H.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Ralph H. Van Deman, Colonel (Infantry), U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. As Chief of the Military Intelligence Branch, General Staff, in organizing the Intelligence Service of the Army in the United States, to Colonel Van Deman's ability, untiring zeal, and devotion to duty the building up of a very efficient Intelligence Service of the Army was largely due.
War Department, General Orders No. 73 (1919)
Born: at Delaware, Ohio
Home Town: Delaware, Ohio


VAN HORN, ROBERT O.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Robert O. Van Horn, 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. On the night of 3 November 1918, Colonel Van Horn led his regiment of the 9th Infantry, 2d Division, against the enemy positions in the edge of the Bois de Belval. The regiment passed through the woods and the enemy lines and took up a position 6 kilometers in rear of the enemy, capturing many prisoners and much war material. At daylight, 4 November, his regiment was heavily counterattacked but not dislodged. The effect of night penetration of the enemy lines caused the enemy on the right and left of the 2d Division sector to fall back to the east bank of the Meuse River.
War Department, General Orders No. 38 (1921)
Born: at Whipple Barracks, Arizona
Home Town: Fort D.A. Russell, Wyoming


VAN NATTA, THOMAS F., JR.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Thomas F. Van Natta, Jr., 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, while serving as Military Attaché at Havana, Cuba.
War Department, General Orders No. 124 (1919)
Born: at Atchison, Kansas
Home Town: St. Joseph, Missouri


VAN VOORHIS, DANIEL
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Daniel Van Voorhis, Colonel (Cavalry), U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. As Chief of Staff at the Port of Embarkation, Newport News, Virginia, Colonel Van Voorhis' services in governing and controlling the Troop Movement Branch at the Port of Embarkation materially aided in the efficient transport of troops and supplies overseas.
War Department, General Orders No. 69 (1919)
Born: at Zanesville, Ohio
Home Town: Zanesville, Ohio


VANDERBILT, CORNELIUS
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Cornelius Vanderbilt, Brigadier General, U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. As Commanding Officer, 102d Engineers, and as Engineer Officer of the 27th Division, General Vanderbilt's marked qualities of leadership and thorough training and instruction developed a high state of military efficiency in his command, as demonstrated throughout its entire service.
War Department, General Orders No. 118 (1919)
Born: at New York, New York
Home Town: New York, New York


VANDERVORT, LYNNETTE L.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Lynnette L. Vandervort, Chief Nurse, U.S. Army Nurse Corps, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. As Chief Nurse of the Mars Hospital Center, France, during the World War, Chief Nurse Vandervort was largely responsible for the nursing care of thousands of sick and wounded at that center. Her work was characterized by great efficiency, tact, and good judgment. Later, as Chief Nurse of the Nurses' Embarkation Center at Vannes, France, she had under her care at one time as many as 1,100 nurses for whom she was responsible. Her efforts in this capacity to facilitate the work of demobilization, and to improve the general welfare of the nurses, contributed largely not only to the success of their concentration and organization for transfer to the United States but also to their high morale and physical well-being.
War Department, General Orders No. 9 (1923)
Born: at La Salle, Illinois
Home Town: Denver, Colorado


VERDI, WILLIAM F.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to William F. Verdi, 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 Surgical Consultant and Specialist in Surgery of the Chest in hospital formations at the front during the operations on the Marne and the St. Mihiel and Meuse-Argonne offensives.
War Department, General Orders No. 27 (1922)
Born: at Italy Home Town: New Haven, Connecticut


VIDMER, GEORGE
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to George Vidmer, 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 306th Infantry, 77th Division, Colonel Vidmer demonstrated marked ability as a military leader. His sound judgment and tireless energy were largely responsible for the successes which his regiment gained in its operations against the enemy.
War Department, General Orders No. 16 (1920)
Born: at Mobile, Alabama
Home Town: Mobile, Alabama
Personal Awards: Distinguished Service Cross (WWI), Army Distinguished Service Medal


VINCETT, GEORGE H.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to George H. Vincett, Lieutenant Colonel (Corps of Engineers), U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. As Chief of Construction and Operation of the car-erecting plant at La Rochelle, Lieutenant Colonel Vincett performed with credit a task of great magnitude. By his skill in organizing labor and ability in imbuing the men with enthusiasm, he was enabled to increase greatly the output of his plant. The persistent high quality of the duty performed by him greatly facilitated the major operations of the American armies in the field.
War Department, General Orders No. 59 (1919)
Born: at Syracuse, New York
Home Town: Butler, Pennsylvania


VORIS, ALVIN C.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Alvin C. Voris, Colonel (Signal Corps), U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. As Chief Signal Officer, successively of the 1st Division, the 1st Army Corps, and the 3d Army, Colonel Voris rendered conspicuous services. With tireless energy and indefatigable zeal, he performed a task of great magnitude, insuring at all times the installation and maintenance of communications throughout the Marne and Meuse-Argonne offensives, contributing in a marked degree to the successes attained.
War Department, General Orders No. 74 (1919)
Born: at Neoga, Illinois
Home Town: Neoga, Illinois


WADHAMS, SANFORD H.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Sanford H. Wadhams, 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 his capacity as Assistant to the Chief Surgeon, American Expeditionary Forces, and later as a member of the General Staff, Colonel Wadhams ably supervised the hospitalization and evacuation activities of the Medical Corps in advanced areas. By his timely anticipation of requirements he assisted in a marked degree the support of our operations against the enemy.
War Department, General Orders No. 59 (1919)
Born: at Torrington, California
Home Town: Torrington, California


WAHL, LUTZ
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Lutz Wahl, 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 58th Infantry, 4th Division, from 6 August 1917 to 1 February 1918, General Wahl demonstrated leadership of a high order, untiring energy, and sound judgment. As Chief of the Operations Section, General Staff, War Department from 4 February 1918 to 12 May 1918, he displayed rare professional attainments, initiating and developing many valuable ideas in the organization of the Operations Section. As Brigadier General Commanding the 14th Infantry Brigade, 7th Division, from 19 May 1918 to 3 November 1919, he again displayed unusual gifts of organization, leadership, and tactical judgment, both during the period of organization and training of his Brigade, as well as in combat operations in France.
War Department, General Orders No. 15 (1923)
Born: at Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Home Town: Milwaukee, Wisconsin


WAINER, MAX R.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Max R. Wainer, Lieutenant Colonel (Quartermaster Corps), U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. As Assistant to the Quartermaster at Nievers, by his zeal and rare talent for organization, Lieutenant Colonel Wainer contributed in a large measure to the prompt and efficient operation of the first advance supply depot of the American Expeditionary Forces. Later he proved himself sound in judgment and of exceptional ability when he organized and operated the Classification Depot at Blois. He showed marked discernment and determination in the reclassification and assignment of commissioned personnel, performing most exacting duties with brilliant success.
War Department, General Orders No. 59 (1919)
Born: at Russia Home Town: Delaware City, Delaware


WAINWRIGHT, JONATHAN MAYHEW
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Jonathan Mayhew Wainwright, 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 Division Inspector and more especially as an Acting General Staff Officer of the 27th Division in the Dickebusch sector in Belgium, the Ypres-Lys offensive, and the battle of the La Selle River, in France, by his energy, efficient coordination of details and persistent application to his task, Lieutenant Colonel Wainwright regulated all movements of the division, involving the evacuation of wounded, the relief of units of the line, supplying of rations and ammunition, and the control of communications, with such marked success as incurred a minimum of loss in each operation.
War Department, General Orders No. 55 (1920)
Born: December 10, 1864 at New York, New York
Home Town: Rye, New York


WAINWRIGHT, JONATHAN MAYHEW (POW-WWII)
(First Award)
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Jonathan Mayhew Wainwright (0-2131), 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 Assistant Chief of Staff, 82d Division, First Assistant to the Assistant Chief of Staff, G-3, 3d Army, and later as Assistant Chief of Staff, G-3, American Expeditionary Forces in Germany, by his untiring energy, devotion to duty, and exercise of initiative Lieutenant Colonel Wainwright contributed in a large measure to the success attained by the commands with which he served.
War Department, General Orders No. 19 (1922)
Born: August 23, 1883 at Fort Walla Walla, Washington
Home Town: Chicago, Illinois
Personal Awards: Medal of Honor (WWII), Distinguished Service Cross (WWII), 2@ Army Distinguished Service Medals, Bronze Star, Prisoner of War Medal


WAITE, HENRY M.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Henry M. Waite, 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 Deputy Director General of Transportation, Headquarters, Services of Supply, later as Constructing Engineer of the Transportation Corps and Deputy Director General of Transportation, Zone of the Armies, Colonel Waite displayed marked technical ability, initiative, and judgment of a high order. Subsequently, as a member of the Bridgehead Commission of the 3d Army, as Chief Motor Transport Officer of the 3d Army, and as Advisor to the Officer in Charge of Civil Affairs at Advanced General Headquarters, he displayed those same high qualities which characterized his previous distinguished service.
War Department, General Orders No. 22 (1920)
Born: at Toledo, Ohio
Home Town: Dayton, Ohio


WAITE, SUMNER
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Sumner Waite, Major (Infantry), U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. As Assistant Chief of Staff, G-2, 37th Division, from 15 August 1918 to 13 October 1918, he organized and developed a splendid intelligence system by which he kept his Division Commander constantly well-informed of the enemy on his front. By the skillful direction of the Intelligence Service he provided a material factor in the successes gained by his Division. Aggressive and resourceful, he proved equal to every emergency. Later, as Assistant Chief of Staff, G-3, of the same Division, he demonstrated high professional attainments, sound tactical judgment, and keen farsightedness. He at all times displayed assiduous application to each important task, rendering services of signal worth and conspicuous merit in a position of great responsibility.
War Department, General Orders No. 56 (1922)
Born: at Highland Lake, Maine
Home Town: Portland, Maine


WALDRON, WILLIAM H.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to William H. Waldron, 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, 80th Division, during the Meuse-Argonne offensive Colonel Waldron's extraordinary energy, initiative, and ability contributed largely to the success of the operations of the division.
War Department, General Orders No. 19 (1922)
Born: at Huntington, West Virginia
Home Town: Welch, West Virginia
Personal Awards: Distinguished Service Cross (Boxer Rebellion), Army Distinguished Service Medal


WALES, BOYD
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Boyd Wales, 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 147th Regiment of Field Artillery of the 57th Field Artillery Brigade, 32d Division, Colonel Wales Commanded his regiment with marked ability throughout the campaign of the Aisne-Marne, Oise-Aisne, and Meuse-Argonne. By his energy and devotion to duty he contributed materially to the success of the 57th Field Artillery Brigade during its support of the 32d Division, and at other times its support of five other divisions. He has rendered service of much value.
War Department, General Orders No. 59 (1921)
Born: at Brownville, Nebraska
Home Town: Howard, South Carolina


WALKE, WILLOUGHBY
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Willoughby Walke, 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 Middle Atlantic Coast Artillery District during the war, Colonel Walke's services were conspicuous in the administration of that command in the execution of all projects coming within his control for the organization and training of Coast Artillery Corps units for overseas service.
War Department, General Orders No. 133 (1919)
Born: at Norfolk, Virginia
Home Town: Norfolk, Virginia


WALKER, GEORGE
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to George Walker, Colonel (Medical Corps), U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. As a member of Base Hospital No. 18, in the prevention of the spreading of diseases at the base ports, and later as Clinical Chief of Genito-urinary Section of the Medical Department in France, Colonel Walker rendered services of inestimable value to the Government. His untiring energy and unremitting devotion to duty, coupled with his technical knowledge as a professional urologist, were of material value and contributed markedly to the successful operations of the American forces in France.
War Department, General Orders No. 15 (1923)
Born: at York, South Carolina
Home Town: Baltimore, Maryland


WALKER, JOHN B.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to John B. Walker, 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. 116, American Expeditionary Forces, and later as Consultant in the United States during the period of demobilization. The services rendered by Colonel Walker in standardizing and supervising the treatment of the wounded and suffering from gunshot fractures were of inestimable value to the Government and a material contribution to the rehabilitation of the disabled.
War Department, General Orders No. 31 (1922)
Born: at Lodi, New Jersey
Home Town: New York, New York


WALKER, KENZIE W.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Kenzie W. Walker, Colonel, U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. As Assistant to the Chief of Finance, charged with the responsibility for the settlement of many thousands of claims of officers and men of the Nation's Army, Colonel Walker displayed extraordinary administrative and executive ability, sound business judgment, unflagging energy, and devotion to duty. The services rendered the Government were of immeasurable value in a position of great responsibility.
War Department, General Orders No. 15 (1923)
Born: at Pin Oak, Texas
Home Town: Schulenburg, Texas


WALKER, MERIWETHER L.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Meriwether L. Walker, 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 Motor Transport Service General Walker rendered services of much value. With tireless energy he assailed an important task, and by his zealous efforts met all difficulties arising from irregular shipments and lack of adequate material, successfully organizing the Motor Transport Service, and brought it to a high state of efficiency, thereby materially assisting in the solution of the important problem of transportation in the American Expeditionary Forces.
War Department, General Orders No. 78 (1919)
Born: at Lynchburg, Virginia
Home Town: Lynchburg, Virginia


WALKER, WILLIAM H.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to William H. Walker, 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. Colonel Walker's extraordinary technical ability, untiring industry, and great zeal have enabled remarkable results to be achieved in the Production Division of the Chemical Warfare Service in the face of many obstacles encountered.
War Department, General Orders No. 69 (1919)
Born: at Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Home Town: Cambridge, Massachusetts


WALLACE, FRED C.
(First Award)
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Fred C. Wallace, 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 Inspector-Instructor for the Chief of Field Artillery from 16 April 1918 to 16 October 1918, Lieutenant Colonel Wallace rendered valuable service in raising the efficiency of Field Artillery brigades and in recommending the measures needful to be taken to prepare these brigades for service overseas.
War Department, General Orders No. 38 (1922)
Born: at McMinnville, Tennessee
Home Town: McMinnville, Tennessee


WALLACE, WILLIAM B.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to William B. Wallace, 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 American Section, Supreme War Council, Lieutenant Colonel Wallace has rendered invaluable service in handling with especial ability and good judgment matters of the greatest importance to all the allied and associated Governments.
War Department, General Orders No. 69 (1919)
Born: at Canada Home Town: Marquette, Michigan


WALSH, JAMES L.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to James L. Walsh, Colonel (Ordnance Corps), U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I, first as Chief of the Personnel Division, Office of the Chief of Ordnance, which he organized and administered with conspicuous success during the first nine months of the war, a critical period during which all ordnance activities depended upon the successful handling of the personnel problem, and later as Personal and Executive Assistant to the Chief of Ordnance, in which capacity his breadth of vision, tact, sound judgment, and loyalty were invaluable to the Government in the numerous highly confidential matters entrusted to his care. In each of these position Colonel Walsh's service to the Government were exceptionally conspicuous and meritorious.
War Department, General Orders No. 38 (1922)
Born: at Boston, Massachusetts
Home Town: Brookline, Massachusetts


WALSH, ROBERT D.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Robert D. Walsh, Brigadier General, U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. In Command of the important base ports of St. Nazaire and Bordeaux, France, and as Deputy Director General of Transportation, General Walsh's services have been characterized by exceptional ability, energy, and devotion to duty.
War Department, General Orders No. 59 (1922)
Born: at Alleghany, California
Home Town: Redwood City, California


WARBURTON, BARCLAY H.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Barclay H. Warburton, 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. While serving as Military Attaché at Paris, France, by his devotion to duty, intelligent cooperation, and indefatigable efforts Major Warburton rendered invaluable assistance and conspicuous service to the military representative of the United States on the Supreme War Council.
War Department, General Orders No. 38 (1922)
Born: at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Home Town: Wyncote, Pennsylvania


WARD, FRANKLIN W.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Franklin W. Ward, Colonel (Infantry), U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I, as Division Adjutant and Acting Chief of Staff of the 27th Division and as Commanding Officer of the 106th Infantry. As Commanding Officer, 106th Infantry, Colonel Ward's personal courage, determination, and thoroughness in the handling of his regiment under heavy fire during the battle of the LeSelle River in the Somme offensive of October 1918, were conspicuous.
War Department, General Orders No. 118 (1919)
Born: at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Home Town: Albany, New York


WARD, RALPH T.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Ralph T. Ward, Colonel (Corps of Engineers), U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. As Chief of the Operations Subsection G-3, 1st Army, Colonel Ward was given the responsibility of drawing up plans, preparing orders, making personal reconnaissances, and insuring mutual relations with adjacent armies. He fulfilled these functions with exceptional ability, and his work was largely responsible for the successes achieved during the St. Mihiel and Meuse-Argonne offensives.
War Department, General Orders No. 59 (1921)
Born: at Fayette County, Missouri
Home Town: Denver, Colorado


WARFIELD, AUGUSTUS B.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Augustus B. Warfield, 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 322d Field Artillery, 83d Division, from 22 August 1917 until 15 February 1919, Colonel Warfield displayed untiring energy, unusual administrative ability, and an unfailing dependability, these qualities being reflected in the excellence of his regiment. His outstanding ability as an organizer, his leadership and his devotion to duty were material factors in the successful operations of his division.
War Department, General Orders No. 9 (1923)
Born: at Prattsburg, New York
Home Town: Buffalo, New York


WARNER, OSCAR C.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Oscar C. Warner, Major (Coast Artillery), U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. As Executive Officer, General Intermediate Storage Depot, Gievres, France, and later as Regulating Officer and G-4 Representative of the General Intermediate Supply Depot at Gievres, by his indefatigable zeal, devotion to duty and marked ability, Major Warner contributed materially to the successful accomplishment of the service of supply at that depot.
War Department, General Orders No. 8 (1935)
Born: at Marion, New York
Home Town: Marion, New York


WARREN, CHARLES B.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Charles B. Warren, Colonel (Judge Advocate General), U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I, in connection with the administration of the Selective Service Law during the war. In all of his varied and important duties Colonel Warren displayed unselfish devotion, tireless energy, and extraordinary executive ability.
War Department, General Orders No. 10 (1920)
Born: at Bay City, Michigan
Home Town: Detroit, Michigan


WARREN, CHARLES ELLIOT
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Charles Elliot Warren, 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, while in charge of the finances of the Small Arms Division, Ordnance Office, where his eminent ability as a financier and as an executive were invaluable in the early organization of the division. Later, as Chief of the Small-Arms Section, Procurement Division, Ordnance Office of the Secretary of War, Lieutenant Colonel Warren rendered conspicuous service in the conduct of its immense affairs.
War Department, General Orders No. 27 (1922)
Born: at Brooklyn, New York
Home Town: New York, New York


WASHBURN, FREDERIC A.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Frederic A. Washburn, 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. 6, American Expeditionary Forces, and as Surgeon of Base Section No. 3, positions of great responsibility, by his ability, energy, and whole-hearted devotion to duty Lieutenant Colonel Washburn has rendered services of great value.
War Department, General Orders No. 59 (1921)
Born: at New Bedford, Massachusetts
Home Town: Boston, Massachusetts


WATKINS, LEWIS H.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Lewis H. Watkins, Colonel (Corps of Engineers), U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. As Assistant Chief of Staff, G-5, 1st Army, Colonel Watkins performed exacting duties with marked energy and ability, achieving valuable results. Notwithstanding his many duties, he arranged to aid G-3, 1st Army, in the preparation of plans for important operations. By his especial ability, military attainments, and painstaking devotion to the tasks assigned to him he contributed in a marked degree to the successes achieved by our troops.
War Department, General Orders No. 62 (1919)
Born: at Nashville, Tennessee
Home Town: Franklin, Tennessee


WATSON, ERNEST E.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Ernest E. Watson, 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, in action near Romagne, France, in October 1918, in organizing the machine gun defense of the 89th Division sector.
War Department, General Orders No. 53 (1921)
Born: at Augusta, Kentucky
Home Town: St. Paul, Minnesota


WATT, DAVID A.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to David A. Watt, 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 Adjutant, Port of Embarkation, Hoboken, New Jersey, 3 September 1917 to 10 September 1918, and 6 January 1919 to 28 February 1920, Lieutenant Colonel Watt's untiring energy, resourcefulness, and devotion to duty, coupled with administrative and executive ability of an exceptionally high order, were of immeasurable value to the Government in a position of great responsibility.
War Department, General Orders No. 16 (1923)
Born: at Sandusky, Ohio
Home Town: Hasbrouck Heights, New Jersey


WEBB, GEORGE H.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to George H. Webb, 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 Webb was entrusted with the execution of some of the largest construction enterprises in France. Confronted by difficulties of labor, material, and equipment, he set about his task with ceaseless energy, and by his resourcefulness, initiative, and skill he overcame all obstacles and completed these difficult projects with great success.
War Department, General Orders No. 59 (1919)
Born: at Dubuque, Iowa
Home Town: Detroit, Michigan


WEED, FRANK W.
(First Award)
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Frank W. Weed, 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 August 1917, as Sanitary Inspector at Camp Funston, Kansas, Lieutenant Colonel Weed initiated and perfected the organization and establishment of a standardized type of detention and quarantine camp, the successful operation of which resulted in the installation of similar camps in all large cantonments throughout the United States during the war. This original and constructive work of his had a marked influence in controlling epidemic diseases, then prevalent, and greatly facilitated the rapid mobilization and training of urgently needed man power. From January until August 1918, as General Sanitary Inspector, Surgeon General's Office, he rendered services of the highest order. Later, while on duty in the Hospital Division of the Chief Surgeon's Office, American Expeditionary Forces, as Transportation Officer in Charge of hospital trains, ambulances, and the movement of sick and wounded within the American Expeditionary Forces to the Untied States during the period from January to July 1919, he directed the evacuation of over 100,000 sick and wounded to the United States.
War Department, General Orders No. 9 (1923)
Born: at Baltimore, Maryland
Home Town: Baltimore, Maryland


WEEKS, ALANSON
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Alanson Weeks, 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. During the World War, as Surgical Consultant and Director of Surgical Teams in hospital formations at the front during the operations on the Marne, the St. Mihiel, and Meuse-Argonne offensives, and later in Command of Base Hospital No. 30, by his loyal devotion to duty, sound judgment, and brilliant professional attainments, Major Weeks rendered services of great value in the care of the sick and wounded of the American troops, thereby contributing materially to the success of the American Expeditionary Forces.
War Department, General Orders No. 16 (1923)
Born: at Allegan, Michigan
Home Town: San Francisco, California


WEEMS, FONTAINE CARRINGTON
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Fontaine Carrington Weems, 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 Chief of the Foreign Relations Section of the Purchase, Storage, and Traffic Division of the General Staff, Lieutenant Colonel Weems foresaw the necessity of the preservation of accurate data affecting the international relations of the War Department in the matter of purchase of supplies by the allied Government in the United States, and by his prevision and care prevented the loss of information essential to just and speedy liquidation. Thereafter, in association with those charged with the settlement of widely ramifying, intricate, and involved business relations, by his judgment, industry, and knowledge he made possible speed and just settlements, reflecting a high degree of credit upon the American Army for its accuracy and fairness in business transactions with its allies.
War Department, General Orders No. 14 (1920)
Born: at Houston, Texas
Home Town: Washington, D.C.


WEIGEL, WILLIAM
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to William Weigel, 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 a Brigade of the 28th Division in the fighting on the Vesle of August 1918, General Weigel inspired confidence by his constant activities and his aggressive pressing of the enemy at every opportunity, which resulted in driving the hostile forces across the Vesle northward toward the Aisne.
War Department, General Orders No. 12 (1919)
Born: at New Brunswick, New Jersey
Home Town: New Brunswick, New Jersey


WELBORN, IRA CLINTON
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Ira Clinton Welborn, 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, in the organization and administration of the Tank Corps.
War Department, General Orders No. 18 (1919)
Born: February 13, 1874 at Mico, Mississippi
Home Town: Mico, Mississippi
Personal Awards: Medal of Honor (Spanish-American War), Army Distinguished Service Medal


WELCH, WILLIAM H.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to William H. Welch, Colonel (Medical Corps), U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. From his rich experience in scientific medicine, sanitation, public health, and medical education Colonel Welch helped materially in guiding the medical profession both in and out of the Army safely through the many difficulties of war.
War Department, General Orders No. 69 (1919)
Born: at Norfolk, Connecticut
Home Town: Baltimore, Maryland


WELD, DEWITT C., JR.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to DeWitt C. Weld, Jr., Colonel (Field Artillery), U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. As Regimental Commander of the 105th Field Artillery, 27th Division, Colonel Weld demonstrated professional attainments and ability of the highest order. By his sound tactical judgment and superior knowledge of artillery, he most successfully directed his units in support of the 158th Infantry Brigade in the operations north of Verdun, 4 to 11 November 1918. By keeping his elements close to the attacking Infantry he contributed in no small measure to the success of the Infantry Brigade in these operations. He rendered services of conspicuous merit and signal worth to the American Expeditionary Forces.
War Department, General Orders No. 56 (1922)
Born: at Brooklyn, New York
Home Town: Brooklyn, New York


WELLES, EDWARD M., JR.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Edward M. Welles, Jr., Lieutenant Colonel (Medical Corps), U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. In the Office of the Chief Surgeon, American Expeditionary Forces, for nearly two years and embracing the entire period of combat activities, Lieutenant Colonel Welles was charged with all details concerning the reception and distribution and the classification and assignment of all officers, nurses, and enlisted men of the Medical Department serving overseas, a force aggregating approximately 250,000 individuals. In this position of great responsibility he displayed exceptional ability and rendered conspicuous service to the Government by directing with the greatest economy the distribution of all available personnel during periods of stress and threatened shortage, thereby materially contributing to the success of our forces in the field.
War Department, General Orders No. 14 (1923)
Born: at Addison, New York
Home Town: New York, New York


WELLS, BRIANT H.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Briant H. Wells, Brigadier General, U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. As Chief of Staff of the 4th Army Corps while it was in the front line in the Woevre, General Wells displayed military attainments of a high order in the planning of operations. Both then and subsequently, during the march to the Rhine and the occupation of German territory, his service was marked by tireless zeal, excellent judgment, and whole-hearted devotion to the performance of important tasks.
War Department, General Orders No. 62 (1919)
Born: at Salt Lake City, Utah
Home Town: Salt Lake City, Utah


WELLS, FREDERICK B.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Frederick B. Wells, 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 organization and operation of the entire storage system for the Army, Colonel Wells has displayed marked ability, energy, and application, to which are due, in a large measure, the satisfactory results attained.
War Department, General Orders No. 69 (1919)
Born: at France Home Town: Minneapolis, Minnesota


*WELSH, ROBERT S.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal (Posthumously) to Robert S. Welsh, 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 Welsh Commanded the 314th Field Artillery, 80th Division, which later became part of the 3d Army Corps. He rendered exceptionally efficient service with the 80th Division, taking part in all operations of that division. He displayed a high order of leadership and exhibited those masterful qualities of a commander which insure success. Later, assigned to the 3d Army Corps, his devotion to duty and high professional attainments were again revealed.
War Department, General Orders No. 50 (1919)
Born: at Canada Home Town: Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan


WELSH, WILLIAM E.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to William E. Welsh, 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 Colonel, 346th Infantry, 87th Division, from September 1917 to June 1918, Colonel Welsh demonstrated unusual leadership, organizing and training his regiment to a high state of efficiency and morale; as Brigadier General, General Staff, and Inspector-Instructor of Infantry, Training Section, General Headquarters, American Expeditionary Forces, he displayed marked tactical ability and by his general supervision shared largely in the responsibility for the training in that arm. His duties of very great importance were carried out with conspicuous success.
War Department, General Orders No. 15 (1923)
Born: at Hanover, Pennsylvania
Home Town: Hanover, Pennsylvania


WELSHIMER, ROBERT R.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Robert R. Welshimer, Colonel (Coast Artillery), U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I, as Senior Instructor at the Coast Artillery School, and later as Commandant of that school in the organization and administration of that institution so as to result in effective accomplishment of its object.
War Department, General Orders No. 3 (1921)
Born: at Neoga, Illinois
Home Town: Neoga, Illinois


WENTZ, DANIEL B.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Daniel B. Wentz, 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. When in charge of the Fuel Branch, Office of the Chief Quartermaster, American Expeditionary Forces, a position of great responsibility, Lieutenant Colonel Wentz displayed extraordinary ability in the promptness with which he procured and forwarded a steady flow of fuel to the American Expeditionary Forces.
War Department, General Orders No. 15 (1923)
Born: at Jeddo, Pennsylvania
Home Town: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


WESSON, CHARLES M.
(First Award)
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Charles M. Wesson, 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 Commanding Officer, Watertown Arsenal, Massachusetts, from January to October 1918, by his indefatigable energy, great administrative ability, and thorough technical knowledge Colonel Wesson planned, erected, equipped, and brought to a highly efficient working basis a new factory for the manufacture of 240-mm. howitzer carriages, as well as a new forging plant for large-caliber guns--a definite contribution to the military power of the Nation. From November 1918 until August 1919, as Commanding Officer of the Ordnance Base Repair Shops at Mehun-sur-Yevre, France, he again rendered highly meritorious service in a position of great responsibility in salvaging ordnance material valued at millions of dollars and prepared it properly for shipment to the United States.
War Department, General Orders No. 49 (1922)
Born: at St. Louis, Missouri
Home Town: Centerville, Maryland


WESTERVELT, WILLIAM I.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to William I. Westervelt, Brigadier General, U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. As Assistant to the Chief of Artillery, through his initiative, organizing ability, and comprehensive knowledge of the technique and tactics of Artillery in all its branches and particularly through his complete knowledge of Artillery material, General Westervelt has rendered services of exceptional value to the Government.
War Department, General Orders No. 59 (1919)
Born: at Corpus Christi, Texas
Home Town: Corpus Christi, Texas


*WESTNEDGE, JOSEPH B. (DNB)
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal (Posthumously) to Joseph B. Westnedge, 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 signal ability Colonel Westnedge Commanded the 126th Infantry, 32d Division, from date of its organization to its final engagement during the Meuse-Argonne offensive, inspiring the members of his command by his personal courage and indefatigable zeal; he kept his regiment efficiently organized at all times as demonstrated by the successful results obtained in its operations against the enemy. During his service at the front he contracted a disease which subsequently proved fatal.
War Department, General Orders No. 70 (1919)
Born: at Kalamazoo, Michigan
Home Town: Kalamazoo, Michigan


WHALEY, ARTHUR M.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Arthur M. Whaley, 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 Whaley served with marked ability as Surgeon, 30th Division, from the time of its organization and early training period to the completion of the Ypres-Lys and Somme offensives. The care and evacuation of the wounded during the active operations of the division were conducted with the greatest smoothness and efficiency, and it was due to the great energy and conspicuous ability displayed by him that his services were of the utmost value to the division.
War Department, General Orders No. 56 (1922)
Born: at Canada Home Town: Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan


WHEELER, CHARLES B.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Charles B. Wheeler, 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 Wheeler initiated, organized, and developed the plans for the successful operation of the Supply Division in the Office of the Chief of Ordnance, which division received, transported, warehoused, issued, and maintained all items of ordnance stores and equipment manufactured and purchase for issue to the Army during the war. With fine business acumen and with the full conception of the magnitude and intricacy of the complex problems involved, he brought to full and complete fruition a well-balanced and successful working organization. By his wide vision and full comprehension of conditions and the needs of the service and by his unflagging energy to insure constant supply of ordnance materials, he rendered service of signal worth to the Government in a position of great responsibility.
War Department, General Orders No. 56 (1922)
Born: at Mattison, Illinois
Home Town: Fergus Falls, Minnesota


WHEELER, RAYMOND A.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Raymond A. Wheeler, 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 active Regimental Commander of the 4th Engineers, 4th Division, during the Aisne-Marne, the St. Mihiel, and the Meuse-Argonne offensives, Colonel Wheeler ably supported the 4th Division in these operations by the promptness and skill with which he constructed bridges across the Vesle, destroyed enemy wire, and built and maintained roads during the attacks in the Meuse-Argonne offensive. His able and expeditious support of the 3d and 5th Army Corps by constructing roads through the Argonne was a material factor in the rapid advance and ultimate success of the units of those corps during this important operation.
War Department, General Orders No. 68 (1920)
Born: at Orchard Mines, Illinois
Home Town: Peoria, Illinois


WHIPPLE, SHERBURNE
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Sherburne Whipple, 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, of the 80th Division, from June until December 1918, Lieutenant Colonel Whipple performed his duties with marked ability in connection with the Service of Supply and Communications for his division. By his tireless energy, exceptional administrative ability, initiative, and sound judgment he successfully solved many perplexing problems, maintaining at all times an adequate supply of food and ammunition for the troops, thereby rendering valuable services to the American Expeditionary Forces.
War Department, General Orders No. 49 (1922)
Born: at Cold Springs, New York
Home Town: Springfield, Massachusetts


WHITE, HERBERT A.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Herbert A. White, 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 Acting Judge Advocate General for the American Expeditionary Forces and later for the American Forces in Germany and France, Colonel White performed very difficult and exacting duties with marked skill and distinction. In connection with the vast civil business of the War Department which passed through his hands he displayed a singular force of decision and sound judgment.
War Department, General Orders No. 15 (1921)
Born: at Worth County, Iowa
Home Town: Plymouth, Iowa


WHITE, HERBERT H.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Herbert H. White, 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 Executive Officer of the 4th Section, General Staff, General Headquarters, American Expeditionary Forces, Lieutenant Colonel White was intimately associated with the organization of the Services of Supply and their direction. By his energy, ability, and good judgment in the discharge of important and arduous duties he greatly assisted in the successful operations of the Services of Supply in support of the forces in the field.
War Department, General Orders No. 59 (1919)
Born: at Boston, Massachusetts
Home Town: Boise, Idaho


WHITESIDE, WARREN W.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Warren W. Whiteside, 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 Division Quartermaster and later Commander of the 89th Division Train, Colonel Whiteside rendered services of great value to the American Expeditionary Forces. By his sound judgment and his ability as an organizer the system of supply and evacuation of his division functioned efficiently, which contributed greatly to the success of the 89th Division during the St. Mihiel and Meuse-Argonne offensives.
War Department, General Orders No. 3 (1929)
Born: at Canada Home Town: Nashville, Tennessee


WHITFIELD, ROBERT
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Robert Whitfield, Colonel (Infantry), U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. While on duty with the Operations Branch of the Operations Division, General Staff, Colonel Whitfield was charged with a multitude of exacting and very responsible duties, all of which he performed with conspicuous accuracy and thoroughness.
War Department, General Orders No. 89 (1919)
Born: at Milledgeville, Georgia
Home Town: Milledgeville, Georgia


WHITLEY, FRANKLIN L.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Franklin L. Whitley, Lieutenant Colonel (Infantry), U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. In 1917, before instruction pamphlets were issued, Lieutenant Colonel Whitley prepared combat drill formations, suitable for war strength companies armed with new weapons. As Battalion Commander during the operations near Chateau-Thierry, he rendered valuable service. Due to his initiative and personal leadership, 39 days of constant contact with the enemy failed to break the morale of his organization. After the armistice, as Chief of the Decorations Division, General Headquarters, American Expeditionary Forces, by his sound judgment, professional knowledge, and exceptional ability, Lieutenant Colonel Whitley performed his manifold and responsible duties with the utmost efficiency. He has rendered services of material worth to the American Expeditionary Forces.
War Department, General Orders No. 27 (1922)
Born: at St. Louis, Missouri
Home Town: St. Louis, Missouri


WHITMAN, WALTER M.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Walter M. Whitman, 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 Whitman Commanded with marked distinction the 325th Infantry, 82d Division, throughout its period of service in France. An able and aggressive leader, he achieved eminent success in all the missions assigned to him, contributing materially to the achievements of his division.
War Department, General Orders No. 89 (1919)
Born: at New York, New York
Home Town: New York, New York
Personal Awards: Distinguished Service Cross (WWI), Army Distinguished Service Medal


WHITSON, MILTON J.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Milton J. Whitson, 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 Officer in Charge of the Building Branch of the Construction Division of the Army, Colonel Whitson's task was of staggering magnitude and its successful accomplishment was in a great measure due to his qualities of organization, leadership, technical knowledge, and untiring energy.
War Department, General Orders No. 89 (1919)
Born: at Scott County, Iowa
Home Town: Seattle, Washington


WICKERSHAM, CORNELIUS W.
(First Award)
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Cornelius W. Wickersham, Major (Infantry), U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I, as Acting Assistant Chief of Staff, G-3, 4th Army Corps, and as Assistant to the Assistant Chief of Staff, G-3, 4th Army Corps, in the preparation and execution of the 4th Army Corps attack at St. Mihiel. Subsequently Major Wickersham was one of the principal officers to organized the 2d Army Headquarters.
War Department, General Orders No. 62 (1921)
Born: at Greenwich, Connecticut
Home Town: Cedarhurst, Long Island, New York


WICKES, FORSYTH
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Forsyth Wickes, Major (Infantry), U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. Major Wickes showed rare ability in the preliminary organization of the American Liaison Service and wide comprehension of the importance of forward interallied liaison. While attached to French divisions in liaison with the 1st American Division, he performed exacting duties of a delicate nature with energy and tact, achieving signal success. He aided materially in the maintenance of cordial relations between the French and American military authorities, his service being continuously marked by ability, sound judgment, and devotion to duty.
War Department, General Orders No. 62 (1919)
Born: at New York, New York
Home Town: Tuxedo Park, New York


WIGMORE, JOHN H.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to John H. Wigmore, Colonel (Judge Advocate General), U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. In connection with the administration of the Selective Service Law during the war, Colonel Wigmore originated and put into execution an excellent system of classification of registrants and his sound judgment and ability for analysis contributed materially to the success of the department.
War Department, General Orders No. 10 (1920)
Born: at San Francisco, California
Home Town: Chicago, Illinois


WILBY, FRANCIS B.
(First Award)
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Francis B. Wilby (0-2023), Colonel (Corps of Engineers), U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. As Assistant in charge of Military Engineering in the Office of the Chief Engineer, American Expeditionary Forces, and later as Division Engineer of the 1st Division, Colonel Wilby displayed unusual ability and professional attainments of a high order. As Editor of the Engineer Field Notes, and as the author of a large number of them, his clear conception of the functions and duties of Engineer troops was most firmly impressed upon the Combat Engineers and contributed in a signal manner to their marked efficiency. By his rare technical skill and knowledge, keen adaptability to all conditions, he contributed materially to the success of the 1st Division in a position of great responsibility and in times and circumstances of the gravest importance.
War Department, General Orders No. 14 (1923)
Born: at Detroit, Michigan
Home Town: Arlington, Massachusetts
Personal Awards: 2@ Distinguished Service Medals


WILGUS, WILLIAM J.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to William J. Wilgus, 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 Delegate of the Special Railway Commission, Director General of Military Railways, and Deputy Director General of Transportation. In all of these positions Colonel Wilgus has demonstrated exceptional ability and untiring energy. The foundation of the Army Transportation Service was largely due to his vision and remarkable judgment. He has shown a degree of devotion to duty far above any calls which would have been made upon him by military authority.
War Department, General Orders No. 50 (1919)
Born: at Buffalo, New York
Home Town: New York, New York


WILKINS, HARRY E.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Harry E. Wilkins, Brigadier General, U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I, in charge of the General Supply Depot, New York City, New York.
War Department, General Orders No. 77 (1919)
Born: at Genessee, Illinois
Home Town: Victor, Iowa


WILLCUTT, JOSEPH N.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Joseph N. Willcutt, Colonel (Quartermaster Corps), U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. As Officer in Charge of the construction of the National Guard camps, Colonel Willcutt displayed qualities of leadership, energy, administrative ability, and devotion to duty which rendered possible the housing of the National Guard troops in an incredibly short space of time. Later he served with conspicuous success as Chief of the Procurement Branch of the Construction Division of the Army.
War Department, General Orders No. 95 (1919)
Born: at Cohasset, Massachusetts
Home Town: Cohasset, Massachusetts


WILLIAMS, ALEXANDER E.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Alexander E. Williams, 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, Army of Occupation, Colonel Williams displayed untiring zeal and administrative ability of the highest order in the organization and operation of the supply system of the Army. By his sound judgment, initiative, and resourcefulness he solved many perplexing problems of supply and finance, in a most satisfactory manner, thereby effecting a great saving for the United States.
War Department, General Orders No. 43 (1922)
Born: at Cumberland, North Carolina
Home Town: Little River Academy, North Carolina


WILLIAMS, CLARENCE C.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Clarence C. Williams, 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 an officer of high professional attainments, who rendered particularly valuable services in the organization of the Ordnance Department of the American Expeditionary Forces and exhibited unusual ability in arranging for the procurement of ordnance material and ammunition for the American Army in Europe.
War Department, General Orders No. 12 (1919)
Born: at Nacoochee, Georgia
Home Town: Nacoochee, Georgia


WILLIAMS, EZEKIEL J.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Ezekiel J. Williams, 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 Williams served with distinction as Chief of Staff of the 36th Division from the date of its organization to the date of departure from France. He performed his manifold duties with unflagging energy and notable ability, rendering services of striking value to the American Expeditionary Forces.
War Department, General Orders No. 89 (1919)
Born: at Sparks, Georgia
Home Town: Barnesville, Georgia


WILLIAMS, GEORGE
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to George Williams, Colonel (Infantry), U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. As Regimental Commander, 316th Infantry, Colonel Williams rare professional ability and outstanding devotion to duty brought his regiment to a high point of training and morale; his brilliant leadership notably in the assault and capture of the Borne du Cornouiller, France, Hill 378, 3 - 6 November 1918, during which action his regiment was opposed by enemy forces vastly superior in number; colonel Williams added materially to the efficiency and effectiveness of his division in its operations against the enemy.
War Department, General Orders No. 17 (1928)
Born: at Keokuk, Iowa
Home Town: Evanston, Illinois


WILLIAMS, HARRY C.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Harry C. Williams, 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, 320th Field Artillery, 82d Division, in the organization and training of the regiment and in its very successful operations against the enemy in the Aisne-Marne, St. Mihiel, and Meuse-Argonne offensives, Colonel Williams displayed tireless energy, keen devotion to duty, and eminent technical skill as an artillerist, gave most effective support to the Infantry of the 82d and 80th Divisions, and very materially contributed to the success attained by those units.
War Department, General Orders No. 56 (1922)
Born: at New Town Landing, Mississippi
Home Town: New Town Landing, Mississippi


WILLIAMS, HERBERT O.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Herbert O. Williams, 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 an officer of the Inspector General's Department General Williams' rare efficiency, fearlessness, and good judgment in the inspection of large commands and in the investigation and solution of intricate problems presenting unusual difficulties have been of the greatest value and have materially facilitated the operations of the War Department and of the Army during the emergency.
War Department, General Orders No. 103 (1919)
Born: at Fulton, Mississippi
Home Town: Tupelo, Mississippi


WILLIAMS, RICHARD H.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Richard H. Williams, 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 G-2, 1st Army Corps, Colonel Williams displayed rare ability in the organization and administration of that section, being tireless in the energy with which he handled each problem during successive offensives. Later, as G-2, 3d Army, he achieved brilliant successes when confronted with duties of a most exacting and difficult nature, accomplishing all by his zeal and ability.
War Department, General Orders No. 62 (1919)
Born: at Jersey City, New Jersey
Home Town: Jersey City Heights, New Jersey


WILLIAMS, RICHARD H., JR.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Richard H. Williams, Jr., Lieutenant Colonel (Quartermaster Corps), U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. In the Remount Service, American Expeditionary Forces, through his farsightedness Lieutenant Colonel Williams saw the necessity for and by his untiring effort succeeded in expediting the obtaining of animals for the American Expeditionary Forces that were of vital importance for our Army.
War Department, General Orders No. 19 (1922)
Born: at New York, New York
Home Town: Mendham, New Jersey


WILLIAMSON, SYDNEY B.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Sydney B. Williamson, 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 Section Engineer, Intermediate Section West, Services of Supply, France, Colonel Williamson constructed hospitals, depots, camps, and miscellaneous structures. He displayed rare technical skill, broad vision and business experience, untiring energy and devotion to duty, contributing in a material way to the successful operations of the American forces in France.
War Department, General Orders No. 15 (1923)
Born: at Lexington, Virginia
Home Town: New York, New York


WILLIFORD, FORREST E.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Forrest E. Williford, Colonel (Coast Artillery), U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. Colonel Williford served with marked efficiency as Director of the Trench Artillery School at Langres and Commandant of the Trench Artillery Center at Vitrey. Later, as Chief of the Trench Artillery Section in the Office of the Chief of Artillery, American Expeditionary Forces, he initiated the plans of and controlled the training of this important branch of the Artillery arm with exceptional ability, rendering services of inestimable value to the American Expeditionary Forces.
War Department, General Orders No. 56 (1922)
Born: at Coffeen, Illinois
Home Town: Bayle City, Illinois


WILLS, VAN LEER
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Van Leer Wills, 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, 92d Division, from 9 September to 9 November 1918, as Deputy Chief of Staff, 1st Army, American Expeditionary Forces, from 11 November 1918 to 20 April 1919, and as Acting Chief of Staff for various periods, Colonel Wills' duties involving the direction of re-equipment and supply of the 1st Army units which marched into Germany with the 3d American Army; the direction of the policing of the 1st Army's battlefields and the withdrawal of the 1st Army to rest areas; planning and supervising the training, recreation, and vocational training of the 1st Army while in rest areas awaiting transportation home, as Assistant to Chief of Staff, G-4, Services of Supply from April 1919 to August 1919, and Assistant Chief of Staff, G-4, Services of Supply, from August 1919 to October 1919, he supervised the liquidation and disposal of the vast supplies involved in the dissolution of the Services of Supply. He displayed rare initiative, outstanding administrative and executive ability, and unremitting devotion to duty in these positions of grave responsibility, contributing signally to the successful repatriation of the American Army and the prompt and effective liquidation of the affairs of the American Expeditionary Forces.
War Department, General Orders No. 15 (1923)
Born: at Davidson County, Tennessee
Home Town: Grand Rapids, Michigan


WILSON, GEORGE K.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to George K. Wilson, 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 in charge of the Administrative Section of the General Staff, first of a division, later a corps, and finally of an army, Colonel Wilson displayed marked ability in every capacity in which he was employed. By his thorough knowledge and grasp of his duties he became a material factor in the successful operations of his several departments.
War Department, General Orders No. 50 (1919)
Born: at Denver, Colorado
Home Town: Pueblo, Colorado


WILSON, LOUIS B.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Louis B. Wilson, 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 Assistant to the Director of Laboratories and Infectious Diseases, American Expeditionary Forces, Colonel Wilson organized most efficiently a pathological service throughout the American Expeditionary Forces in France that was of inestimable value to the medical and surgical services.
War Department, General Orders No. 27 (1922)
Born: at Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Home Town: Rochester, Minnesota


WILSON, WALTER K.
(First Award)
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Walter K. Wilson (0-1700), Colonel (Coast Artillery), U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I, in the organization and administration of the Cable Service of the War Department in the United States, thereby enabling that service to meet the excessive demands made upon it during the war.
War Department, General Orders No. 18 (1919)
Born: at Nashville, Tennessee
Home Town: Nashville, Tennessee


WILSON, WILLIAM H.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to William H. Wilson, Colonel (Coast Artillery), U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. Colonel Wilson displayed extensive scientific knowledge, together with a keen practical grasp of conditions, as Artillery Inspector with the first battalion of American Railway Artillery in action against the enemy. As a member of the Training Section, he was at all times energetic and tactful in the supervision of training of railway, tractor, trench, and anti-aircraft artillery. As its Executive Officer, he organized and conducted an item of the general system of the Training Section, being tireless in devotion to his important duties.
War Department, General Orders No. 62 (1919)
Born: at Mount Vernon, New York
Home Town: Cincinnati, Ohio


WINANS, EDWIN B.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Edwin B. Winans, 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 Winans showed marked efficiency and excellent judgment while Commanding the 64th Infantry Brigade, 32d Division, in the actions at the second Battle of the Marine, in the attack and capture of Juvigny, and in the operations of Bois-de-la-Morine, Bois-de-Chene Sec, and Bantheville Woods. In these actions, by his tactical ability, he was always maser of the situation and executed his plans with a confidence that was an inspiration to his troops.
War Department, General Orders No. 59 (1919)
Born: at Hamburg, Michigan
Home Town: Hamburg, Michigan


WINGATE, GEORGE ALBERT
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to George Albert Wingate, 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 52d Field Artillery Brigade, 27th Division, General Wingate served with marked distinction in the St. Mihiel operation, displaying military attainments of a high order. In the Meuse-Argonne offensive he proved himself possessed of exceptional tactical ability, working with untiring energy that the Infantry might have all the advantages of Artillery support. With sound judgment, unusual foresight, and wide comprehension of conditions and facilities available, he conducted operations in that offensive with brilliant success, repeatedly solving the difficult problems incident thereto.
War Department, General Orders No. 126 (1919)
Born: at Brooklyn, New York
Home Town: Brooklyn, New York


WINN, CHARLES D.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Charles D. Winn, 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 306th Field Artillery, 77th Division, Colonel Winn displayed high qualities of leadership. Maintaining a high standard of efficiency and morale in his regiment, he constantly kept his command in close proximity to the attacking infantry, furnishing it accurate and timely support, furthering its rapid advance, and contributing to the successes gained.
War Department, General Orders No. 89 (1919)
Born: at Winchester, Kentucky
Home Town: Paris, Kentucky


WINN, FRANK L.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Frank L. Winn, 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 177th Infantry Brigade and later of the 89th Division, General Winn displayed military attainments of a high order and achieved signal successes. In the St. Mihiel and Meuse- Argonne offensive he accompanied the assaulting battalions and placed them on their objectives, inspiring all by his personal courage and gaining their confidence by his exceptional tactical skill and ability as a leader. At all times he was tireless in energy, showing keen judgment and initiative in handling difficult situations.
War Department, General Orders No. 62 (1919)
Born: at Winchester, Kentucky
Home Town: Winchester, Kentucky


WINSHIP, BLANTON
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Blanton Winship, 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 Winship served with distinction as Judge Advocate of the 42d Division and of the 1st Army. As Commanding Officer of the 110th Infantry, 28th Division, he displayed marked qualities of leadership. Later, as Judge Advocate of the Services of Supply, and as Chief of Rents, Requisitions, and Claims Service, he displayed professional attainments and judgment of a high order, contributing, in no small degree, to the success of the operations during the war and afterwards in the liquidation of our affairs in France.
War Department, General Orders No. 19 (1920)
Born: at Macon, Georgia
Home Town: Macon, Georgia
Personal Awards: Distinguished Service Cross (WWI), Army Distinguished Service Medal


WINSLOW, E. EVELETH
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to E. Eveleth Winslow, Colonel (Corps of Engineers), U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. While in charge of the Military Section of the Office of the Chief of Engineers during the early period of the war, Colonel Winslow's services were marked by the energy, zeal, and good judgment which were essential to the procurement of personnel and equipment and the organization and training of engineer organizations for overseas service.
War Department, General Orders No. 47 (1919)
Born: at Washington, D.C.
Home Town: Boston, Massachusetts


WINTERS, FRANCIS A.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Francis A. Winters, Brigadier General, U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. As Chief Surgeon of the lines of communication, American Expeditionary Forces, from June to December 1917, General Winters organized medical units at the base port and in camps in France. He established large supply depots, from which medical supplies were distributed to the American Expeditionary Forces and by keen foresight and administrative ability made these supplies at all times available for our armies.
War Department, General Orders No. 59 (1919)
Born: at St. Francisville, Louisiana
Home Town: St. Louis, Missouri


WITTENMYER, EDMUND
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Edmund Wittenmyer, 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 Wittenmyer served with marked distinction as Brigade Commander in the Meuse-Argonne offensive, and as Division Commander in the final operations in the Toul sector, and in both capacities, by his untiring efforts and breadth of vision, proved himself to be an able leader.
War Department, General Orders No. 12 (1919)
Born: at Buford, Ohio
Home Town: Dunbarton, Ohio


WOLF, PAUL A.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Paul A. Wolf, 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 attacks on Bois-de-Forges, St. Hilaire, Boise-de-Warville, and Bois-des-Hautes-Epines, France, in September and October 1918, the conspicuous success of the brigade was due to General Wolf's splendid leadership and skill.
War Department, General Orders No. 59 (1919)
Born: at Kewanee, Illinois
Home Town: Kewanee, Illinois


WOLFE, EDWIN P.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Edwin P. Wolfe, 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 Wolfe systematized and controlled the distribution of medical supplies with so much foresight and good judgment that his service was able to meet promptly all the emergencies of the United States as they occurred.
War Department, General Orders No. 69 (1919)
Born: at Page County, Iowa
Home Town: New York, New York


WOLFE, SAMUEL H.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Samuel H. Wolfe, Colonel (Quartermaster Corps), U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. As Officer in Charge of Insurance Maters, Cantonment Division, Quartermaster General's Office, by his unusual constructive ability, foresight, and familiarity with large financial problems, Colonel Wolfe rendered conspicuous service resulting in the saving of large sums to the Government. As a Member of the Committee on Labor of the Advisory Commission of the Council of National Defense, he again rendered invaluable services in the preparation of necessary legislation to provide for the dependents of enlisted personnel of the Army and Navy, which later became the War Risk Insurance Bureau in France and England. Later, as Assistant Director and Executive Officer in the Office of the Director of Finance, his thorough knowledge of financial problems proved of the greatest assistance to the Director of Finance and of inestimable value to the Government.
War Department, General Orders No. 43 (1922)
Born: at Baltimore, Maryland
Home Town: New York, New York


WOOD, LEONARD
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Leonard Wood, Major General, U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. As a Department, Division, and Camp Commander during the war, General Wood has displayed qualities of leadership and professional attainments of a high order in the administration and training of his various commands, and has furthered in every way during the war the system of officers' training schools.
War Department, General Orders No. 47 (1919)
Born: October 9, 1860 at Winchester, New Hampshire
Home Town: Boston, Massachusetts
Personal Awards: Medal of Honor (Indian Campaigns), Army Distinguished Service Medal


WOOD, ROBERT E.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Robert E. Wood, Brigadier General, U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I, in connection with the reorganization and operation of the Service of supply of the Army.
War Department, General Orders No. 19 (1919)
Born: at Kansas City, Missouri
Home Town: Kansas City, Missouri


WOOD, WILLIAM T.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to William T. Wood, 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 Senior Assistant to the Inspector General of the Army.
War Department, General Orders No. 77 (1919)
Born: at Irving, Illinois
Home Town: Danville, Illinois


WOOD, WINTHROP S.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Winthrop S. Wood, 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 charge of the General Supply Depot, Jeffersonville, Indiana, from April 1917 to May 1918, the successful organization, development, and administration of the system at that important depot for the supply of clothing and general equipment were largely due to Colonel Wood's great energy, foresight, and marked executive ability. Later, As Quartermaster, Base Section No. 6, American Expeditionary Forces, from August 1918 to January 1919, by his administrative ability and untiring zeal he rendered conspicuous services in the improvement and development of the organization of the supply system at this important depot.
War Department, General Orders No. 38 (1922)
Born: at Washington, D.C.
Home Town: Farmington, Maine


WOODRUFF, JAMES A.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to James A. Woodruff, 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 Woodruff organized and Commanded the 10th Forestry Engineers with marked ability. In spite of the difficult situations confronting him he developed the Forestry Service to a marked degree of excellence. By his great energy and devotion to duty he rendered service of the highest character to the Government.
War Department, General Orders No. 59 (1919)
Born: at Fort Shaw, Montana
Home Town: Burke, Vermont


WOOLDRIDGE, JESSE WALTON
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Jesse Walton Wooldridge, Captain (Infantry), U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. Near Mezy, France, on 15 July 1918, when attacked by portions of three enemy regiments, Captain Wooldridge, by exceptional skill and ability, so inspired his company of the 38th Infantry Regiment, 3d Division, that he defeated these units and drove them by successive counter attacks from the sectors of his regiment and that of an adjoining regiment. After his company had suffered a loss of 70 per cent by casualties, he organized a platoon from cooks, mess attendants, runners, and Stokes mortar men, and led it in attack upon the last enemy assault wave, which he defeated. During these successive encounters his company captured over 400 of the enemy and broke the strong enemy attempt to cross the Marne in this sector.
War Department, General Orders No. 35 (1920)
Born: at Hopkinsville, Kentucky
Home Town: San Francisco, California
Personal Awards: Distinguished Service Cross (WWI), Army Distinguished Service Medal (Same Action)


WOOTEN, WILLIAM P.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to William P. Wooten, 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 Wooten served with credit as Commanding Officer of the 14th Railway Engineers during the operations of that regiment on the British front. Subsequently, while Corps Engineer of the 3d Army Corps, by his energy, foresight, and skill in accomplishing important engineering works, he contributed materially to the successful operations of his corps. Later, when appointed engineer of the 3d Army, he performed important duties in a most creditable manner.
War Department, General Orders No. 95 (1919)
Born: at La Grange, North Carolina
Home Town: La Grange, North Carolina


WORCESTER, PHILIP H.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Philip H. Worcester, 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 Ordnance Officer, Army Artillery, 1st Army, during the St. Mihiel and Meuse-Argonne offensives, by his untiring energy and loyal devotion to duty Colonel Worcester organized and successfully administered the ammunition and ordnance supplies of the Army Artillery. He at all times displayed sound judgment and military attainments of a high order. He has rendered services of signal worth to the American Expeditionary Forces.
War Department, General Orders No. 60 (1920)
Born: at Norfolk, Virginia
Home Town: Portland, Maine


WRIGHT, JOHN W.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to John W. Wright, 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, at Headquarters, Services of Supply, Colonel Wright was charged with the important duty of directing the movement of troops arrivals, billeting, and the supply of initial equipment of units. He at all times displayed indefatigable zeal and administrative ability of a high order, rendering services of signal worth to the American Expeditionary Forces.
War Department, General Orders No. 103 (1919)
Born: at Kirkwood, Missouri
Home Town: Washington, D.C.


WRIGHT, WILLIAM M.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to William M. Wright, 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 Wright Commanded in turn the 35th Division, the 3d, 5th, and 7th Army Corps, under the 8th French Army in the Vosges Mountains, and later commanded the 89th Division in the St. Mihiel offensive and in the final operations on the Meuse River, where he proved himself to be an energetic and aggressive leader.
War Department, General Orders No. 12 (1919)
Born: at Newark, New Jersey
Home Town: Newark, New Jersey


WYLIE, ROBERT E.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Robert E. Wylie, 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 assisting in organizing the first group of General Staff Officers that ultimately developed into the Operations Branch and the Equipment Branch of the Operations Division of the General Staff. As Chief Assistant and later as Head of the Equipment Branch his services were conspicuously useful to the Government and to the Army.
War Department, General Orders No. 47 (1919)
Born: at India Home Town: Sanford, Florida


YARDLEY, HERBERT O.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Herbert O. Yardley, Major (Signal Corps), U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I, as Chief of the Communication Section of the Military Intelligence Division, War Department General Staff.
War Department, General Orders No. 56 (1922)
Born: at Worthington, India
Home Town: Washington, D.C.


YOUNG, HUGH HAMPTON
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Hugh Hampton Young, 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 Young has, by his constant application, tireless energy, and foresight, lowered the non-efficiency rate of combat organizations, due to certain contagious diseases far below pre- war anticipations, and has thereby aided in the conservation of man power to a degree never before attainable.
War Department, General Orders No. 50 (1919)
Born: at San Antonio, Texas
Home Town: Baltimore, Maryland


YOUNGBERG, GILBERT A.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Gilbert A. Youngberg, 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 Youngberg served as Representative of the Engineer Department and later as the Principal Assistant to the Chief of the 4th Section, General Staff, American Expeditionary Forces. He performed duties of the greatest importance in connection with construction projects of the Army. By his high professional attainments and tireless energy, his sound judgment and logical recommendations on questions of construction, supply, and transportation he materially assisted in the successes of our forces in the field. In all matters he displayed remarkable ability and rendered services of the highest character to the Government.
War Department, General Orders No. 59 (1919)
Born: at Bellcreek, Minnesota
Home Town: Cannon Falls, Minnesota


ZALINSKI, MOSES GRAY
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Moses Gray Zalinski, Colonel (Quartermaster Corps), U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. As Quartermaster, Base Section No. 2, Bordeaux, a position of great responsibility, due to his long quartermaster experience, marked ability, and knowledge of the methods and standards of supply, Colonel Zalinski performed the numerous duties of his important office with great success. He has rendered service of much value to the United States.
War Department, General Orders No. 56 (1921)
Born: at Seneca Falls, New York
Home Town: Rochester, New York


ZANETTI, JOAQUIN E.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Joaquin E. Zanetti, 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 Liaison Officer of the Chemical Warfare Service with the French forces, Lieutenant Colonel Zanetti's untiring energy, thorough familiarity with the French language and methods, and his superior technical ability enabled him to gather an enormous amount of detailed information concerning the manufacture, handling, and use of gases, which were of inestimable value to our Government in the manufacture and supply of chemical warfare materials in the United States.
War Department, General Orders No. 56 (1922)
Born: at San Domingo, West Indies
Home Town: New York, New York


ZIEGAUS, IRVIN W.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Irvin W. Ziegaus, Captain (Infantry), U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. As Executive Officer in charge of the Selective Draft in Washington, 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, Captain Ziegaus 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 (12922)
Born: at Sharon, Wisconsin
Home Town: Olympia, Washington


ZINSER, HANS
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Hans Zinser, Lieutenant Colonel (Medical Corps), U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. While acting as Sanitary Inspector of the 2d Army, Lieutenant Colonel Zinser organized, perfected, and administered with extraordinary and exceptional success a plan of military sanitation and epidemic disease control.
War Department, General Orders No. 10 (1922)
Born: at New York, New York
Home Town: New York, New York

A-C   D-G  H-K   L-M  N-Q  R-S  T-Z

Full-Text Citations for Awards of Army Distinguished Service Medal

Indian Campaigns

1871 - 1898

Spanish-American War

Philippine Insurrection

Boxer Rebellion (China)

1899 - 1910

Mexican Border

1910 - 1917

World War I

Army

Air Service

Navy

Marines

U.S. Civilians

Foreign Awards

Influenza Epidemic

North Russia

Siberian Intervention

1919 - 1942

The above links provide the citations for all Army DSMs as reported in Decorations United States Army 1862 - 1926 and the five supplements, representing all awards from inception through the beginning of World War II. We continue to work on the citations for World War II to present and will be adding to these pages as we obtain additional information.

 

Quick Links to Citations by Award/Branch/War

FREE Downloadable Books

America's Most Decorated

Honor Roll of America's Most Decorated Military Heroes
Links to Names and Citations


Medal of Honor


USMC Brevet Medal


DSC 


Navy Cross 


Air Force Cross 

Distinguished Service Medals

Defense - Army - Navy - Air Force - Coast Guard - Merchant Marine


Silver Star

How to obtain a Missing Citation or ADD information to this Database

Links to Other Pages at HomeOfHeroes.com

Home Page

Hall Of Heroes

MOH Community 

NEWS

Kidz Page

FEATURE STORIES
  Profiles In Courage | Wings of ValorThe Brotherhood of Soldiers At War | Go For Broke
 Pearl Harbor  | A Splendid Little War | Shinmiyangyo-Korea 1871 | Quick Links to MOH Stories

RECIPIENT WEB SITES
Barney Barnum  |  Jack Lucas  |  Mitch Paige  |  Wesley Fox  |  Sammy Davis
Roger Donlon
Peter Lemon  |  Drew Dix  |  Mike Novosel

Medal Of Honor Calendar  |  Books By MOH RecipientsSteve Ryan MOH Posters

What Does 
A Hero Look Like?

Click on Superman To Find out


FOOTNOTES
In
HISTORY

NEW
Looking for a Hero or trying to verify awards? We have posted the names of more than 120,000 recipients of the highest awards in a BRAND NEW FREE SECTION
DECORATIONS 1862 - Present
.

Military Medals & Awards 

Information and Images of ALL Military Medals
The Purple Heart 
How to Request Records/Medals Earned
  How to Obtain Military Records of a Family Member 

Honor Roll of America's Military Heroes


Brevet Medal


DSC 


Navy Cross 


Air Force Cross 

Distinguished Service Medals

Defense - Army - Navy - Air Force - Coast Guard - Merchant Marine



Silver Star

U.S. History and Information
The History Room | U.S. Flag HistoryHistory of the Flag |
How to Display the Flag
| The National Anthem | The Pledge of Allegiance The American Creed | The Seal of our Nation | Our National Symbol
Arthur MacArthur's Flag | William Carney's Flag | FDR's Flag of Liberation]

FLAG DAY           STATE FLAGS
American Presidents
U.S. Presidents | Inaugural Addresses

God & Country
ROOM

MY HERO Web Page Creator 
(Create a Tribute to the Hero in Your Own Life)

SEARCH
bn_search.jpg (3967 bytes)
OUR SITE

EDUCATIONAL

GAME ARCADE

OR
Quick Quiz

***
Electronic Post Cards
Talking Points 

Remembering 911
The Binch
Citizens Speak Out

BEYOND THE MEDAL

This 5 Disc DVD Education Program has been distributed to over 17,500 Public & Private High Schools and is now available to the public!


 

HomeOfHeroes.com now has more than 25,000 pages of US History for you to view.