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The Army Distinguished Service Medal
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To All Who Shall See These Presents Greeting:

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


THE 
DISTINGUISHED SERVICE MEDAL
to

 

ADAMS, MR. HARRY M.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Mr. Harry M. Adams, a United States Civilian, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility as Director of Inland Traffic Service, War Department. His responsibilities have been great in supervising the utilization of railroad facilities and the immense movement of troops and supplies during World War I. His excellent judgment and marked ability have contributed materially to the successful and orderly movement of troops and supplies to the ports of embarkation and for the Army overseas.
War Department, General Orders No. 35 (1919)
Born: at Omaha, Nebraska
Home Town: Comanche, Iowa


ANDRES, MARY VAIL
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Mary Vail Andres, a United States Civilian, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. On her own initiative Mary Andres organized and efficiently developed and administered the work of the American Red Cross at Toule, France. Under her wise supervision this work grew from the ministering and supplying of small comforts to soldiers passing through in hospital trains to an undertaking of extensive proportions, which has aided and cheered thousands of men in the service. In the performance of her exacting tasks, she has displayed marked foresight and sound judgment, with untiring personal devotion to the interests and comfort of those whom she served.
War Department, General Orders No. 70 (1919)
Born: at New Jersey Home Town: New York, New York


BAKER, MR. NEWTON D.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Mr. Newton D. Baker, a United States Civilian, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility as Secretary of War during World War I. Mr. Baker was responsible for the organization, development, and completion of a military program which brought success to the American arms. Throughout the war he rendered services of inestimable value to the country.
War Department, General Orders No. 13 (1928)
Born: at Martinsburg, West Virginia
Home Town: Cleveland, Ohio


BARUCH, MR. BERNHARD M.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Mr. Bernhard M. Baruch, a United States Civilian, 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 War Industries Board and in the coordination of allied purchases in the United States. By establishing a broad and comprehensive policy for the supervision and control of the raw materials, manufacturing facilities, and distribution of the products of industry, he stimulated the production of war supplies, coordinated the needs of the military service and the civilian population, and contributed alike to the completeness and speed of the mobilization and equipment of the military forces and the continuity of their supply.
War Department, General Orders No. 15 (1921)
Born: at Camden, South Carolina
Home Town: New York, New York


BENTON, DR. GUY POTTER
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Dr. Guy Potter Benton, a United States Civilian, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. As Director in charge of the Educational Work undertaken in the Third Army of the American Expeditionary Forces, by his marked ability, untiring energy, and loyal devotion to his task, Dr. Benton contributed in a large measure to the successful results obtained in this vast undertaking. Through his great work among 10,000 illiterate soldiers over 8,000 of them were taught to read and write. By his efforts he has rendered services of particular worth to the American Expeditionary Forces.
War Department, General Orders No. 19 (1920)
Born: at Kenton, Ohio
Home Town: Burlington, Vermont


BLISS, MR. ELMER JARED
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Mr. Elmer Jared Bliss, a United States Civilian, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. the formulation and methods adopted which gave to the U.S. Army unexcelled methods of shoe procurement and distribution were brought about largely through Mr. Bliss' efforts. As a result of the operation of these methods the efficiency and comfort of the marching soldier were greatly increased.
War Department, General Orders No. 2 (1920)
Born: at Wrentham, Massachusetts
Home Town: Boston, Massachusetts


BOOTH, EVANGELINE C.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Evangeline C. Booth, a United States Civilian, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. Commander booth has been tireless in her devotion to manifold duties. The contribution of the Salvation Army toward winning the war is conspicuous and the results obtained were due in marked degree to the great executive ability of its commander.
War Department, General Orders No. 87 (1919)
Born: December 25, 1865 at London, England
Home Town: New York, New York


BROOKING, MR. ROBERT S.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Mr. Robert S. Brooking, a United States Civilian, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility as Chairman, Price Fixing Committee, in connection with the operations of the War Industries board during World War I. As a member of the board Mr. Brooking rendered, through his broad vision, distinguished capacity, and business ability, services of inestimable value in marshaling the industrial forces of the Nation and mobilizing its economic resources--marked factors in assisting to make military success attainable. Through his untiring efforts and devotion to duty as Commissioner of Finished Products and later as Chairman of the Price Fixing Committee of the Board, he contributed markedly to the success of the supply systems of the War Department.
War Department, General Orders No. 15 (1923)
Born: at Cecil County, Maryland
Home Town: St. Louis, Missouri


BURKE, MR. JOHN J.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Mr. John J. Burke, Reverend, a United States Civilian, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. as Chairman of the Committee on Special War Activities of the National Catholic War Council and as Chairman of the Committee of Six, dealing with the subject of chaplains.
War Department, General Orders No. 73 (1919)
Born: at New York, New York
Home Town: New York, New York


BYRON, MR. JOSEPH C.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Mr. Joseph C. Byron, a United States Civilian, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility in connection with the supply service of the Army during World War I. By his individual efforts Mr. Byron made possible the accomplishment of that portion of the supply program that depended for success upon the supply of hides and leather.
War Department, General Orders No. 10 (1920)
Born: at Buffalo, New York
Home Town: Hagerstown, Maryland


CLEVELAND, MAUDE
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Maude Cleveland, a United States Civilian, 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 Home Communications and Casualty Services of the Red Cross, Brest France. By her unremitting efforts in caring for the sick and wounded evacuated through the port of Brest, Maude Cleveland's valuable assistance in the interment of the dead, consummated at night under the most adverse weather conditions, her careful consideration in writing the details of the death to the nearest relative, and her supreme exertion during the distressing epidemic of influenza pneumonia from September to December 1918, she has rendered self-sacrificing service of the highest character to the American Expeditionary Forces.
War Department, General Orders No. 133 (1919)
Born: at Gresham, Oregon
Home Town: Berkeley, California


CRAVATH, MR. PAUL D.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Mr. Paul D. Cravath, Mr., a United States Civilian, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. With great ability, energy, and patience, Mr. Cravath cooperated in international matters involving the interests of the American Expeditionary Forces. Establishing and maintaining the most cordial relations with the British authorities, he greatly contributed to the establishment of their effective cooperation with the Military Board of Allied Supply and in many other matters of extreme importance.
War Department, General Orders No. 46 (1919)
Born: at Berlin Heights, Ohio
Home Town: New York, New York


CUSHMAN, MRS. JAMES S.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Mrs. James S. Cushman, a United States Civilian, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I, as Chairman of the War Work Council of the Young Women's Christian Association for the United States of America.
War Department, General Orders No. 73 (1919)
Born: at Ottawa, Illinois
Home Town: New York, New York


CUTHELL, MR. CHESTER WELDE
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Mr. Chester Welde Cuthell, a United States Civilian, 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 special representative of the Secretary of War, Mr. Cuthell built up and supervised an organization to liquidate the claims of the United States against he European allied governments growing out of the purchases of war materials by these governments in the United States, and, by reducing to accurate and clear statements vast and intricate transactions, brought about agreements with the representatives of the allied governments which not only promoted and maintained harmonious feeling, but settled difficult financial relation happily, speedily, and justly, leaving on all sides a sense of appreciation of the accuracy and fair dealing of the Government of the United States in its business relations with the allied and associated governments.
War Department, General Orders No. 126 (1919)
Born: at New York, New York
Home Town: New York, New York


CUTLER, MR. HARRY
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Mr. Harry Cutler, Colonel (Retired), a United States Civilian, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I as Chairman, Executive Committee, of the Jewish Welfare Board.
War Department, General Orders No. 73 (1919)
Born: at Russia Home Town: Providence, Rhode Island


DAVISON, MR. HENRY P.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Mr. Henry P. Davison, a United States Civilian, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. As Chairman of the War Council, American Red Cross, Mr Davison assumed general direction of the war measures of that society, and by the exercise of rare tact and consummate powers of construction and direction brought it to a perfection of organization, which made it possible to extend relief promptly and bountifully to our armies and to those of the allied nations. His dynamic qualities as a financier and his forceful personality assured to the soldier in the field and to the inhabitants of the devastated countries of Europe systematized measures of relief beyond the limits of specific statement.
War Department, General Orders No. 95 (1919)
Born: at Troy, Pennsylvania
Home Town: New York, New York


*DELANO, MISS JANE A.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal (Posthumously) to Miss Jane A. Delano, a United States Civilian, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. Miss Delano applied her great energy and used her powerful influence among the nurses of the country to secure enrollments in the American Red Cross. Through her great efforts and devotion to duty 18,732 nurses were secured and transferred to the Army Nurse Corps for service during the war. Thus she was a great factor in assisting the Medical Department in caring for the sick and wounded.
War Department, General Orders No. 61 (1919)
Born: at Watkins, New York
Home Town: Washington, D.C.


DORR, MR. GOLDTHWAITE H.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Mr. Goldthwaite H. Dorr, a United States Civilian, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. Mr. Dorr's assistance to the Director of Munitions in procuring supplies and equipment for the Army and his subsequent activities in the settlement of the complex contractual relations resulting there from were of signal value to the United States and its Army.
War Department, General Orders No. 2 (1920)
Born: at Newark, New Jersey
Home Town: New York, New York


DRAVO, MR. RALPH M.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Mr. Ralph M. Dravo, a United States Civilian, 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 Pittsburgh Ordnance District, in which capacity he maintained at all times the greatest degree of intelligent and enthusiastic cooperation between the Ordnance Department and manufacturers in his district, thereby attaining the maximum production of munitions in a minimum time, and also as Chairman of the Pittsburgh Ordnance District Claims Board, in which capacity his services have been invaluable to the nation in adjusting equitably the $210,000,000 worth of outstanding contracts in his district in force at the signing of the armistice.
War Department, General Orders No. 124 (1919)
Born: at Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Home Town: Edgeworth, Pennsylvania


*EDGAR, MR. CHARLES
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal (Posthumously) to Mr. Charles Edgar, a United States Civilian, 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 operations of the War Industries Board. In his position as Director of one of the Sections of the Board Mr. Edgar, through his broad vision, distinguished capacity, and business ability, rendered services of inestimable value in marshalling the industrial forces of the Nation and mobilizing its economic resources--marked factors in assisting to make military success attainable. As Director of Lumber, he rendered through his untiring efforts and devotion to duty exceptionally valuable service to the War Department in connection with the procurement of lumber for the Army.
War Department, General Orders No. 15 (1923)
Born: at Metuchen, New Jersey
Home Town: Essex Falls, New Jersey


EISENMAN, MR. CHARLES
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Mr. Charles Eisenman, a United States Civilian, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I, as Vice Chairman of the Committee on Supplies, Council of National Defense. Mr. Eisenman's energy, courage, business ability, and foresight did much to enlist American industry in the service of our country and thus make possible the prompt and proper equipment of our armies with clothing and equipage.
War Department, General Orders No. 47 (1919)
Born: at New York, New York
Home Town: Cleveland, Ohio


ERSKINE, MR. JOHN
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Mr. John Erskine, a United States Civilian, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. As Chairman of the Educational Commission, Mr. Erskine devoted himself with tireless energy to the problem of developing educational opportunities for the American soldiers in France while they were awaiting repatriation. To his rare educational ability, breadth of vision, and initiative is due, in large measure, the success of the educational program of the American Expeditionary Forces.
War Department, General Orders No. 89 (1919)
Born: at New York, New York
Home Town: New York, New York


FELTON, MR. SAMUEL M.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Mr. Samuel M. Felton, a United States Civilian, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I as Director General of Military Railways, in supervising the supply of railway material and the organization of railway operation and construction troops. By his energetic and loyal service Mr. Felton has contributed materially to the success of the Army in the field.
War Department, General Orders No. 18 (1919)
Born: at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Home Town: Chicago, Illinois


FLAHERTY, MR. JAMES A.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Mr. James A. Flaherty, a United States Civilian, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. Supreme Knight of the Knights of Columbus, Mr. Flaherty's high leadership and service rendered to the Army of the United States were conspicuous.
War Department, General Orders No. 116 (1919)
Born: at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Home Town: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


FOSDICK, MR. RAYMOND B.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Mr. Raymond B. Fosdick, a United States Civilian, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I as Chairman of the Commission on Training Camp Activities.
War Department, General Orders No. 73 (1919)
Born: at Buffalo, New York
Home Town: New York, New York


FRANKLIN, MR. PHILIP A. S., SR.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Mr. Philip A. S. Franklin, Sr., a United States Civilian, 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 embarkation service of the Army in the Division of Purchase, Storage, and Traffic. To Mr. Franklin's fine technical knowledge and energetic action is due, in a large measure, the efficient jurisdiction over dock facilities and floating equipment which has made possible the large movement of troops and supplies overseas.
War Department, General Orders No. 25 (1919)
Born: at Ashland, Maryland
Home Town: New York, New York


FRAYNE, MR. HUGH
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Mr. Hugh Frayne, a United States Civilian, 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 operations of the War Industries Board during the World War, as a member of the Board Mr. Frayne rendered, through his broad vision, distinguished capacity, and organizing ability, services of inestimable value in marshalling the industrial forces of the Nation and mobilizing its economic resources--marked factors in assisting to make military success attainable. As Labor Commissioner, he contributed largely to the successful mobilization and conservation of man power for war industry. His untiring efforts and devotion to duty in this connection contributed markedly to the successful operations of the supply system of the Army.
War Department, General Orders No. 15 (1923)
Born: at Scranton, Pennsylvania
Home Town: Scranton, Pennsylvania


GARFIELD, MR. HARRY A.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Mr. Harry A. Garfield, a United States Civilian, 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 progress of the war, by his conduct of the Fuel Administration, Mr. Garfield stimulated the production, conserved the use, and supervised the distribution of those supplies of fuel necessary for the support and transportation of the Armies of the Untied States, the maintenance of industry, the production of war supplies, and the health and well-being of the civil population upon which the successful prosecution of military activities depended.
War Department, General Orders No. 15 (1921)
Born: at Hiram, Ohio
Home Town: Williamstown, Massachusetts


GIRL, MR. CHRISTIAN
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Mr. Christian Girl, a United States Civilian, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I, in the organization of the Production Section, Motors Branch, Quartermaster Corps, which designed and produced the standardized motor truck.
War Department, General Orders No. 3 (1922)
Born: at Elkhart, Indiana
Home Town: Cleveland, Ohio


HARRISON, MR. CHARLES L.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Mr. Charles L. Harrison, a United States Civilian, 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 Cincinnati Ordnance District, in which capacity he maintained at all times the greatest degree of intelligent and enthusiastic cooperation between the Ordnance Department and manufacturers in his district, thereby attaining the maximum production of munitions in a minimum time; and also as Chairman of the Cincinnati Ordnance District Claims Board, in which capacity his services have been invaluable to the nation in adjusting equitably the $153,000,000 worth of outstanding contracts in h is district in force at the signing of the armistice.
War Department, General Orders No. 124 (1919)
Born: at Cincinnati, Ohio
Home Town: Cincinnati, Ohio


HAYES, DR. GEORGE B.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Dr. George B. Hayes, a United States Civilian, 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 eminent dental surgeon who placed freely the advantages of his professional attainments and the full facilities of his complete clinic at Paris at the services of the American medical personnel. By the markedly distinguished record made by him in jaw and facial surgery among the wounded of the American Expeditionary Forces, and his able directorate of the School for Instruction of Dental Personnel in Maxillo Facial and Prosthetic Surgery, he has rendered services of preeminent worth.
War Department, General Orders No. 72 (1920)
Born: at Canandaigua, New York
Home Town: Paris, France


HODGE, MR. S. H.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Mr. S. H. Hodge, a United States Civilian, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. Placed in charge of storage procurement for the Army, Mr. Hodge rendered invaluable service in obtaining for the use of the Army an enormous amount of storage space at a cost averaging less than the commercial rate, thereby effecting a very substantial saving and enabling the Storage Division to meet a most pressing need for space required to mobilize and preserve the immense quantities of supplies gathered for the use of the Army. By his technical knowledge, broad judgment, and energetic action valuable results were obtained.
War Department, General Orders No. 2 (1920)
Born: at Murfreesboro, Tennessee
Home Town: Chicago, Illinois


*HODGES, MR. GEORGE
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal (Posthumously) to Mr. George Hodges, a United States Civilian, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I, as Manager of the Troop Movement Section of the Division of Operations, U.S. Railroad Administration. Mr. Hodges arranged all the details of the movement of troops from local Draft Boards to mobilization camps, between camps, or from mobilization camps to the Ports of Embarkation for shipment overseas. Troops in large numbers were moved on short notice, and he was responsible for the successful coordination and carrying out of these movements.
War Department, General Orders No. 70 (1919)
Born: at Newark, New Jersey
Home Town: Baltimore, Maryland


HURLEY, MR. EDWARD N.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Mr. Edward N. Hurley, a United States Civilian, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I as Chairman of the U.S. Shipping Board. With tireless energy, Mr. Hurley surmounted extreme difficulties and increased trans-Atlantic tonnage to an extent to allow a steady shipment, both of troops and necessary supplies, Unselfish in devotion to duty, sound in judgment, quick to act, he rendered a service to the world.
War Department, General Orders No. 46 (1919)
Born: at Galesburg, Illinois
Home Town: Wheaton, Illinois


JACKLING, MR. DANIEL C.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Mr. Daniel C. Jackling, a United States Civilian, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I, as Director of United States explosive plants.
War Department, General Orders No. 118 (1919)
Born: at Appleton City, Missouri
Home Town: San Francisco, California


JONES, MR. JOHN C.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Mr. John C. Jones, a United States Civilian, 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 Philadelphia Ordnance District, in which capacity he maintained at all times the greatest degree of intelligent and enthusiastic cooperation between the Ordnance Department and the manufacturers in his district, thereby attaining the maximum production of munitions in a minimum time; and also as Chairman of the Philadelphia Ordnance District Claims Board, in which capacity his services have been invaluable to the Nation in adjusting equitably the $271,000,000 worth of outstanding contracts in his district in force at the signing of the armistice.
War Department, General Orders No. 124 (1919)
Born: at New York, New York
Home Town: Wynnewood, Pennsylvania


KLOEBER, MR. ROYALL O.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Mr. Royall O. Kloeber, a United States Civilian, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I, as Assistant Director of Finance. In this capacity, Mr. Kloeber rendered most valuable assistance in the solution of the great financial problems which arose due to the war.
War Department, General Orders No. 108 (1919)
Born: at Lynchburg, Virginia
Home Town: Washington, D.C.


LEE, MR. JOSEPH
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Mr. Joseph Lee, a United States Civilian, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I as President of the War Camp Community Service.
War Department, General Orders No. 73 (1919)
Born: at Brookline, Massachusetts
Home Town: Boston, Massachusetts


LEGGE, MR. ALEX
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Mr. Alex Legge, a United States Civilian, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility in connection with the operations of the War Industries Board during World War I. As a member of the Board Mr. Legge rendered, through his broad vision, distinguished capacity, and business ability, services of inestimable value in marshalling the industrial forces of the Nation and mobilizing its economic resources--marked factors in assisting to make military success attainable. As vice chairman of the Board itself and as Chairman of its Requirements Division, he rendered, through his untiring efforts and devotion to duty, exceptionally valuable service to the War Department in matters connected with the supply of raw materials and general munitions to the Army.
War Department, General Orders No. 15 (1923)
Born: at Dane County, Wisconsin
Home Town: Chicago, Illinois


MACDOWELL, MR. CHARLES H.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Mr. Charles H. MacDowell, a United States Civilian, 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 operations of the War Industries Board during the World War, in his position as Director of one of the sections of the Board, Mr. MacDowell rendered, through his broad vision, distinguished capacity, and business ability, services of inestimable value in marshaling the industrial forces of the Nation and mobilizing its economic resources--marked factors in assisting to make military success attainable. As Director of Chemicals, he rendered, through his untiring efforts and devotion to duty, exceptionally valuable service to the War Department in connection with the procurement of chemicals, particularly those elements used in the manufacture of explosives for the Army.
War Department, General Orders No. 15 (1923)
Born: at Lewistown, Illinois
Home Town: Chicago, Illinois


MANN, MR. CHARLES R.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Mr. Charles R. Mann, a United States Civilian, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. As Chairman of the Advisory Board of the Committee on Education and Special Training, Mr. Mann gave invaluable service in the development of the training of technicians and mechanics for the Army, and in the organization of the Students' Army Training Corps.
War Department, General Orders No. 124 (1919)
Born: at Orange, New Jersey
Home Town: Summitt, New Jersey


MARSHALL, MR. WALDO H.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Mr. Waldo H. Marshall, a United States Civilian, 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 Assistant to the Chief of the Production Division of the Office of the Chief of Ordnance, in which capacity he was of material assistance in securing the production of all articles of ordnance supplied to the United States Army, and later as Special Assistant to the Chief of Ordnance, in which capacity he successfully organized the industry of the country for the production of artillery, artillery ammunition, etc.
War Department, General Orders No. 77 (1919)
Born: at Boston, Massachusetts
Home Town: New York, New York


McFADDEN, MR. GEORGE
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Mr. George McFadden, a United States Civilian, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. Mr. McFadden represented in France with high ability the War Trade Board of the State Department. In close liaison with the General Purchasing Board of the American Expeditionary Forces, he had a guiding influence in determining the methods of the invaluable cooperation of the War Trade Board in the supply-procurement efforts of the Army in France and in neutral and other allied countries. With untiring energy, sound judgment, great ability, and devoted purpose, he cooperated in many matters of vital importance to the American Expeditionary Forces.
War Department, General Orders No. 46 (1919)
Born: at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Home Town: Villanova, Pennsylvania


MORROW, MR. DWIGHT W.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Mr. Dwight W. Morrow, a United States Civilian, 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 Shipping Mission. Mr. Morrow was responsible for the first intelligent epitomization of the complete allied tonnage situation, and his able presentation of the situation to the allied countries materially affected the tonnage policy, resulting in all possible economy. By his tact and good judgment in matters affecting the establishment of the Military Board of Allied Supply he helped materially in the splendid results obtained by that organization.
War Department, General Orders No. 46 (1919)
Born: at Huntington, West Virginia
Home Town: Englewood, New Jersey


MORSE, MR. ERNEST C.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Mr. Ernest C. Morse, a United States Civilian, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I as Director of Sales, Supply Division, War Department, General Staff. Charged with the very important duty of organizing and training a competent force for the entirely novel functions of supervising, coordinating, and directing the disposal, according to law, of the vast War Department surplus of supplies, materials, and properties of every description, and with the formulation and development of sales policies, Mr. Morse performed his manifold duties with marked ability, energy, and judgment, with the result that the United States disposed of great quantities of supplies at exceptionally advantageous prices.
War Department, General Orders No. 3 (1921)
Born: at Lebanon, New Hampshire
Home Town: Neeham, Massachusetts


MOTT, MR. JOHN R.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Mr. John R. Mott, a United States Civilian, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I, as General Secretary of the National War Work Council of the Young Men's Christian Association of the United States.
War Department, General Orders No. 73 (1919)
Born: at Livingston Manor, New York
Home Town: Montclair, New Jersey


PARKER, MR. EDWIN B.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Mr. Edwin B. Parker, a United States Civilian, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. As Priority Commissioner of the War Industries Board, Mr. Parker formulated and directed policies for the fullest development of war industries with marked ability and foresight. Later and subsequent to the armistice he, as Chairman of the United States Liquidation Commission, War Department, undertook the immense task of liquidating the mass of intricate transactions incurred between the War Department and the allied Governments during the war, and also the disposal of all surplus war stocks and property of the War Department in Europe. As directing head of this commission and by his patience, industry, and diplomacy he brought this immense task to a successful conclusion in less than one year, to the very great credit of the War Department and the United States and the continued and warm friendship of the nations involved.
War Department, General Orders No. 35 (1920)
Born: at Shelby County, Missouri
Home Town: Houston, Texas


PATTERSON, HANNAH J.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Hannah J. Patterson, a United States Civilian, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. Hannah Paterson devoted herself through the whole period of the war to executive work of the Women's Committee of the Council of National Defense, devoting herself with great ability and energy to the organization of the activities and interests of the women throughout the United States in the interest of the successful prosecution of the war and, by her efforts, contributed to the splendid cooperation on the part of the women of the country in the great national emergency.
War Department, General Orders No. 73 (1919)
Born: at Smithton, Pennsylvania
Home Town: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania


PEEK, MR. GORDON N.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Mr. Gordon N. Peek, a United States Civilian, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I as Commissioner of Finished Products, War Industries Board. As a member of the Board Mr. Peek rendered, through his broad vision, distinguished capacity, and business ability, services of inestimable value in marshalling the industrial forces of the nation and mobilizing its economic resources--marked factors in assisting to make military success attainable. As Commissioner of Finished Products, it was largely through his untiring efforts and devotion to duty that the Supply Bureaus of the War Department were able to maintain a constant flow of munitions as well as supplies of a general character to the Army.
War Department, General Orders No. 15 (1923)
Born: at Polo, Illinois
Home Town: Moline, Illinois


POTTER, MR. WILLIAM CHAPMAN
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Mr. William Chapman Potter, a United States Civilian, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. Mr. Potter reorganized the Equipment Division of the Signal Corps and organized and developed the Bureau of Aircraft Production.
War Department, General Orders No. 118 (1919)
Born: at Chicago, Illinois
Home Town: Old Westbury, New York


REPLOGLE, MR. J. LEONARD
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Mr. J. Leonard Replogle, a United States Civilian, 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 operations of the War Industries Board. As a member of the Board Mr. Replogle rendered through his broad vision, distinguished capacity, and business ability, services of inestimable value in marshalling the industrial forces of the Nation and mobilizing its economic resources--marked factors in assisting to make military success attainable. As Director of Steel, he rendered, through his untiring efforts and devotion to duty, exceptionally valuable service to the War Department in connection with the procurement and supply of steel and iron for the Army.
War Department, General Orders No. 15 (1923)
Born: at Bedford County, Pennsylvania
Home Town: New York, New York


ROBERTS, MR. GEORGE J.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Mr. George J. Roberts, a United States Civilian, 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 New York Ordnance District, in which capacity he maintained at all time the greatest degree of intelligent and enthusiastic cooperation between the Ordnance Department and manufacturers in his district, thereby attaining the maximum production of munitions in a minimum time, and also as Chairman of the New York Ordnance District Claims Board, in which capacity his services have been invaluable to the Nation in adjusting equitably the $525,000,000 worth of outstanding contracts in his district in force at the signing of the armistice.
War Department, General Orders No. 124 (1919)
Born: at Charlotte County, Virginia
Home Town: East Orange, New Jersey


ROBINSON, MR. FRED J.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Mr. Fred J. Robinson, a United States Civilian, 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 Detroit Ordnance District, in which capacity he maintained at all times the greatest degree of intelligent and enthusiastic cooperation between the Ordnance Department and manufacturers in his district, thereby attaining the maximum production of munitions in a minimum time; and also as Chairman of the Detroit Ordnance District Claims Board, in which capacity his services have been invaluable to the Nation in adjusting equitably the $271,000,000 worth of outstanding contracts in his district in force at the signing of the armistice.
War Department, General Orders No. 124 (1919)
Born: at Detroit, Michigan
Home Town: Miami Beach, Florida


RUSSELL, MR. EDMUND A.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Mr. Edmund A. Russell, a United States Civilian, 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 Chicago Ordnance District, in which capacity he maintained at all times the greatest degree of intelligent and enthusiastic cooperation between the Ordnance Department and the manufacturers in his district, thereby attaining the maximum production of munitions in a minimum time; and also as Chairman of the Chicago Ordnance District Claims Board, in which capacity his services have been invaluable to the Nation in adjusting equitably the $325,000,000 worth of outstanding contracts in his district in force at the signing of the armistice.
War Department, General Orders No. 124 (1919)
Born: at Athens, New York
Home Town: Lake Forest, Illinois


SCOTT, MR. FRANK A.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Mr. Frank A. Scott, a United States Civilian, 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 and as Chairman of the Munitions Standards Board and the General Munitions Board. Mr. Scott thus contributed greatly in developing the War Department's programs.
War Department, General Orders No. 69 (1919)
Born: at Cleveland, Ohio
Home Town: West Mentor, Ohio


SHAW, ANNA HOWARD
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Anna Howard Shaw, a United States Civilian, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. As Chairman of the Women's Committee of the Council of National Defense, Anna Howard Shaw coordinated the mobilization and organization of women throughout the country in every phase of war work, including the securing of women for some of the various branches of the Army.
War Department, General Orders No. 69 (1919)
Born: at England Home Town: Moylan, Pennsylvania


SHEARMAN, MR. LAWRENCE H.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Mr. Lawrence H. Shearman, a United States Civilian, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. As Civilian Member of the 1st Section of the General Staff, American Expeditionary Forces, Mr. Shearman placed his mature experience and his extensive technical and business knowledge of the shipping industry at the disposal of the American Expeditionary Forces during a period of several months when tonnage and shipping problems were of the most vital importance. His clear vision, sound advice, and unfailing energy and loyalty were of the greatest value to his country and to the Allied cause.
War Department, General Orders No. 46 (1919)
Born: at Washington, D.C.
Home Town: Roslyn, New York


SINGLETON, MR. MARVIN E.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Mr. Marvin E. Singleton, a United States Civilian, 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 St. Louis Ordnance District, in which capacity he maintained at all times the greatest degree of intelligent and enthusiastic cooperation between the Ordnance Department and manufacturers in his district, thereby attaining the maximum production of munitions in a minimum time, and also as Chairman of the St. Louis Ordnance District Claims Board, in which capacity his services have been invaluable to the Nation in adjusting equitably the $122,000,000 worth of outstanding contracts in his district in force as the signing of the armistice.
War Department, General Orders No. 124 (1919)
Born: at Waxahachie, Texas
Home Town: St. Louis, Missouri


STETTINIUS, MR. EDWARD R.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Mr. Edward R. Stettinius, a United States Civilian, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. As Director General of Purchases for the War Department, Second Assistant Secretary of War, and as Special Representative in France of the Secretary of War in connection with the procurement of munitions for the American Expeditionary Forces, Mr. Stettinius rendered conspicuous services. His broad vision and splendid judgment have been of the greatest value to the success of the military program.
War Department, General Orders No. 25 (1919)
Born: at St. Louis, Missouri
Home Town: New York, New York


SUMMERS, MR. LELAND L.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Mr. Leland L. Summers, a United States Civilian, 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 operations of the War Industries Board during the World War, as a member of the Board Mr. Summers rendered through his broad vision, distinguished capacity, and business ability, services of inestimable value in marshalling the industrial forces of the Nation and mobilizing its economic resources--marked factors in assisting to make military success attainable. As Technical Advisor of the Board and later as Representative on the Interallied Munitions Board, he rendered, through his untiring efforts and devotion to duty, exceptionally valuable service to the War Department in connection with the procurement and supply of explosives for the Army.
War Department, General Orders No. 15 (1923)
Born: at Cleves, Ohio
Home Town: Whitestone, New York


SWOPE, MR. GERALD
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Mr. Gerald Swope, a United States Civilian, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. As one of the Principal Advisors and Assistants to the Director of Purchase, Storage, and Traffic, Mr. Swope accomplished the task of working out the detailed plan for bringing under one head the direction and supervision of procurement, storage, and issue of all commodities and articles of equipment and supply needed for the Army. It was due to his foresight, ability, energy and loyal cooperation that the procurement program for the great Army of 1918 was successfully planned, and he assisted materially in carrying it into effect, thereby contributing directly to the success of the military program.
War Department, General Orders No. 10 (1920)
Born: at St. Louis, Missouri
Home Town: New Brunswick, New Jersey


THELEN, MR. MAX
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Mr. Max Thelen, a United States Civilian, 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 Purchase Branch of the Purchase, Storage, and Traffic Division, Mr. Thelen was responsible for the initiation of the purchase policy and the supervision of all contracts. His constructive ability and exceptional foresight are responsible for the results attained in the settlement of war contracts.
War Department, General Orders No. 10 (1920)
Born: at Rising City, Nebraska
Home Town: Berkeley, California


THORNE, MR. ROBERT J.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Mr. Robert J. Thorne, a United States Civilian, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I, in the reorganization of the Service of Supply, thereby enabling the heavy demands due to an increased Army to be met.
War Department, General Orders No. 18 (1919)
Born: at Chicago, Illinois
Home Town: Lake Forest, Illinois


VAUCLAIN, MR. SAMUEL MATTHEWS
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Mr. Samuel Matthews Vauclain, a United States Civilian, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. Mr. Vauclain assisted in organizing the Munitions Standards Board and was Chairman of a subcommittee of that Board which later became a subcommittee of the War Industries Board. He rendered valuable assistance in developing the War Department's program as to artillery and rifles.
War Department, General Orders No. 69 (1919)
Born: at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Home Town: Rosemont, Pennsylvania


WADSWORTH, MR. ELIOT
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Mr. Eliot Wadsworth, a United States Civilian, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. As Vice Chairman of the Central Committee, American Red Cross, Mr. Wadsworth brought the great problem of systematized relief for our armies, those of the Allies, and for the stricken people of Europe to an eminently successful solution. By earnest, unselfish concentration of high faculties of organization and control he helped most materially to conserve life and reconstitute the wastage of war in the devastated areas, and made it possible to express the generosity of the American people in terms of substantial helpfulness.
War Department, General Orders No. 95 (1919)
Born: at Boston, Massachusetts
Home Town: Boston, Massachusetts


WOODS, MR. GILBERT F.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Mr. Gilbert F. Woods, a United States Civilian, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. Mr. Woods rendered invaluable service to the War Department in the acquisition, either by purchase, condemnation, requisition, donation, or lease, of all real estate required for the use of the Army during the World War, also in disposal of such real estate as was no longer required. By his technical knowledge, broad judgment, and energetic action valuable results were obtained.
War Department, General Orders No. 16 (1920)
Born: at Clarksville, Missouri
Home Town: Chicago, Illinois


YEATMAN, MR. POPE
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Mr. Pope Yeatman, a United States Civilian, 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 operations of the War Industries Board during the World War, in his position as Director of one of the sections of the Board Mr. Yeatman rendered, through his broad vision, distinguished capacity, and business ability, services of inestimable value in marshaling the industrial forces of the nation and mobilizing its economic resources--marked factors in assisting to make military success attainable. As Director of Nonferrous Metals, he rendered valuable service to the War Department in connection with the procurement and supply of copper, lead, zinc, and other nonferrous metals for the Army.
War Department, General Orders No. 15 (1923)
Born: at St. Louis, Missouri
Home Town: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


YOUNGER, MR. JOHN
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Mr. John Younger, a United States Civilian, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I, as Advisory Engineer in the designing and production of standard motor vehicles adopted by the United States of America.
War Department, General Orders No. 2 (1920)
Born: at Scotland Home Town: Columbus, Ohio

 

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