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The Army Distinguished Service Medal
 To Members Allied Foreign Nations in World War I 

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ARGENTINA

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

CHUTRO, DR. PIETRO
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Dr. Pietro Chutro, , an Argentinian civilian, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I. At his clinic in Paris, Doctor Chutro devoted himself unreservedly to teaching American medical officers the principles of the lessons learned through experience by the French and British surgeons in the first years of the war, with the result that the knowledge so imparted assisted in a great measure to conserve the life and limb of thousands of American and allied wounded.
War Department, General Orders No. 2 (1920)

 

BELGIUM

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

KING ALBERT
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to King Albert, Commander in Chief, King of Belgium, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States during World War I. To this distinguished soldier, Commander in Chief of the Belgian Army, this medal is presented as an expression of the high regard of the people of the United States and of their Army for distinguished and patriotic service which he has rendered to the common cause on the battle fields of Europe.
War Department, General Orders No. 121 (1919)


ARNOULD, HENRY
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Henry Arnould, Lieutenant General, Belgian Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I. General Arnould served with marked distinction as Chief of Artillery of the Belgian Army, rendering invaluable service in the conduct of operations against the enemy. At all times he showed zeal and devotion to duty, his high military attainments having marked effect in the successes achieved by the allied armies.
War Department, General Orders No. 87 (1919)


BARBIER, PHILIPPE
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Philippe Barbier, Lieutenant, Belgian Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I, while serving as Acting Military Attaché to the Belgian Legation, Washington, D.C.
War Department, General Orders No. 29 (1919)


BERNHEIM, LOUIS
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Louis Bernheim, Lieutenant General, Belgian Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I. In Command of the 1st Belgian Army Division, General Bernheim achieved most valuable results by his brilliant leadership. He prosecuted the operations against the enemy with judgment and vigor and his service was marked by signal success.
War Department, General Orders No. 87 (1919)


BIEBUYCK, A.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to A. Biebuyck, Lieutenant General, Belgian Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I, as Commanding General of the 6th Belgian Army Corps, for services rendered to the American Expeditionary Forces and to the cause in which the United States has been engaged.
War Department, General Orders No. 45 (1919)


CABRA, ALPHONSE F. E.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Alphonse F. E. Cabra, Lieutenant General, Belgian Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I, for services with the American Forces in Germany.
War Department, General Orders No. 3 (1922)


CORNELLIE, EMILE F.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Emile F. Cornellie, Colonel, Belgian Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I. As Commander of the Belgian Naval Base in Antwerp, Belgium, Colonel Cornellie has rendered conspicuous service to the United Sates. His great energy and sound judgment has been an important factor in the success of the operations of American Base Section No. 9, at Antwerp.
War Department, General Orders No. 126 (1919)


CUMONT, EUGENE F. M. H.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Eugene F. M. H. Cumont, Major, Belgian Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I, as Belgian Representative on the Military Board of Allied Supply, for services rendered to the American Expeditionary Forces and to the cause in which the United States has been engaged.
War Department, General Orders No. 45 (1919)


DE CEUNINCK, ARMAND
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Armand De Ceuninck, Lieutenant General, Belgian Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I. In command of the 4th Belgian Army Division, General De Ceuninck conducted operations against the enemy with signal success, displaying remarkable qualities of leadership and untiring devotion to his manifold duties. His services were of inestimable value.
War Department, General Orders No. 87 (1919)


DE GOLS, ISADORE
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Isadore De Gols, Major, Belgian Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I. As a member of the Interallied Commission on the Repatriation of Prisoners of War, Major De Gols has rendered highly meritorious service to the United States and allied Governments in connection with the repatriation of Americans and allied prisoners released by the armistice. He always displayed a cheerful and active interest in all that pertained to their welfare and rendered sympathetic and practical cooperation.
War Department, General Orders No. 126 (1919)


DE PAGE, ANTOINE
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Antoine De Page, Colonel (Surgeon), Belgian Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I. A distinguished surgeon and one of the pioneers in developing the modern treatment of battle casualties, Colonel De Page placed his eminent talents and extensive experience at the disposition of the Medical Department of the American Expeditionary Forces, and at all times lent his cooperation toward improving the treatment of the wounded. At his hospital at Le Panne, Belgium, he took an active personal interest in training medical officers of the American Army in the advances being made in battle surgery. Under his able supervision and guidance the observation and experience gained by these officers eventually resulted in saving the lives of many American wounded.
War Department, General Orders No. 72 (1920)


DELOBBE, H.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to H. Delobbe, General Major, Belgian Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I. As Chief of a staff section at Belgian General Headquarters, General Major Delobbe rendered most distinguished services. He displayed the highest military attainments and great zeal in the direction of operations against the enemy.
War Department, General Orders No. 87 (1919)


DEVEZE, ALBERT J. C.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Albert J. C. Deveze, Captain, Belgian Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I, in services rendered to the allied cause and to the American forces in Germany.
War Department, General Orders No. 19 (1922)


D'OULTREMONT, GUY D.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Guy D. D'Oultremont, Commandant, Belgian Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I. The same high character rendered by Commandant D'Oultremont from 1914 to 1918 with the Belgian Artillery in the field were again revealed during the period which he was attached to the Belgian Mission at American General Headquarters. As Principal Assistant to the Chief of the Belgian Mission at American General Headquarters he rendered services of great value to the American Expeditionary Forces. By able advice and sound judgment, coupled with loyal support, he assisted us in all problems presented to him.
War Department, General Orders No. 126 (1919)


DRUBBEL, HONORE
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Honore Drubbel, Lieutenant General, Belgian Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I. In Command of the 2d Belgian Army Division, General Drubbel showed eminent qualities of leadership, at all times using his genius for military tactics to the best advantage in the operations against the enemy. His brilliant achievements had an important bearing upon the successful conduct of the war.
War Department, General Orders No. 87 (1919)


DU BOIS, AUGUSTO D. J. A. M.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Augusto D. J. A. M. Du Bois, Colonel, Belgian Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I. As Chief of Staff, Belgian Army of Occupation, Colonel Du Bois rendered services to the allied cause and to the American forces in Germany.
War Department, General Orders No. 30 (1921)


GILLAIN, C. C. V.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to C. C. V. Gillain, Lieutenant General, Belgian Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I, as Chief of the General Staff of the Belgian Army, as an expression to him of the high regard of the people of the United States and their Army for the distinguished and patriotic services which he has rendered to the common cause in which he has been associated on the battle fields of Europe.
War Department, General Orders No. 111 (1919)


GREINDL, LEON M.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Leon M. Greindl, General Major, Belgian Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I. As Chief of a staff section at Belgian General Headquarters, General Major Greindl rendered invaluable service in the direction of the most important engineering operations. Confronted by stupendous tasks he performed all with distinction, showing exact scientific knowledge and great zeal in the performance of his arduous duties.
War Department, General Orders No. 87 (1919)


HEMELEERS-SHENLEY, LEON A. H.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Leon A. H. Hemeleers-Shenley, Captain, Belgian Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I. As Principal Assistant to the Chief of the Belgian Mission at American General Headquarters, Captain Hemeleers-Shenley rendered services of great value to the American Expeditionary Forces. By able advice and sound judgment, coupled with loyal support, he assisted us in all problems presented to him. Zealous in his efforts and wholehearted in cooperation, he at all times promoted the friendly relations between the Belgians and Americans.
War Department, General Orders No. 126 (1919)


JACQUES, JULES M. A.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Jules M. A. Jacques, Lieutenant General, Belgian Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I. In Command of the 3d Belgian Army Division, General Jacques rendered to the American Expeditionary Forces and to the cause, in which the United States has been engaged.
War Department, General Orders No. 17 (1919)


JUNGBLUTH, HARRY
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Harry Jungbluth, Lieutenant General, Belgian Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I. As Adjutant General, Chief of the Military Household of the King, General Jungbluth occupied with distinction one of the most important offices in the Belgian Army. He displayed the highest military attainments and his sound advice was of inestimable value in the prosecution of the war against the enemy.
War Department, General Orders No. 87 (1919)


LEMAN, GEORGES
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Georges Leman, Lieutenant General, Belgian Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I. To this distinguished officer this medal is presented as an expression of the high regard of the people of the United States and of their Army for the distinguished and patriotic services which he has rendered to the common cause on the battle fields of Europe.
War Department, General Orders No. 39 (1920)


MAGLINSE, HENRY H.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Henry H. Maglinse, General Major, Belgian Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I. As Chief of a staff section at Belgian General Headquarters, General Major Maglinse rendered invaluable services in the direction of operations against the enemy. At all times he displayed the highest military attainments, untiring energy, and zeal in the performance of his distinguished duties.
War Department, General Orders No. 87 (1919)


MAHIEU, LOUIS
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Louis Mahieu, General Major, Belgian Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I. As Military Governor of the Province of Antwerp, General Major Mahieu has rendered conspicuous service to the United States. His hearty cooperation was of the greatest value to our forces in the establishment of American Base Section No. 9.
War Department, General Orders No. 126 (1919)


MERCHIE, SYLVIAN
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Sylvian Merchie, General Major, Belgian Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I. As Chief of Staff in the office of the Belgian Secretary of War, General Major Merchie rendered most important service in the prosecution of operations against the enemy. His high professional attainments furthered his rapid promotion in active service with troops, fitting him for the distinguished duties to which he was called later.
War Department, General Orders No. 87 (1919)


MICHEL, AUGUSTIN E.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Augustin E. Michel, Lieutenant General, Belgian Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I. In Command of the Belgian Army of Occupation, General Michel performed his important duties with the greatest distinction, at all times displaying marked qualities of leadership and sound judgment at critical periods.
War Department, General Orders No. 87 (1919)


OSTERRIETH, LEON
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Leon Osterrieth, Major, Belgian Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I, while serving as Chief of the Belgian Military Mission to the United States and Acting Military Attaché to the Belgian Legation, Washington, D. C.
War Department, General Orders No. 11 (1919)


RUQUOY, L. H.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to L. H. Ruquoy, Lieutenant General, Belgian Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I. As Commander of the 5th Belgian Army Division, General Ruquoy rendered services to the American Expeditionary Forces and to the cause in which the United States has been engaged.
War Department, General Orders No. 17 (1919)


SEGERS, MR. PAUL
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Mr. Paul Segers, , Belgian Minister of Transportation, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I, as the Belgian Minister of Transportation. Instrumental in the cession by the Belgian Government of steam motive power at a time when the lack of locomotives was a grave and serious handicap to the successful operations of the American Expeditionary Forces, Mr. Segers assisted in an important and conspicuous way in the rapid and efficient functioning of the lines of communication of the American Army.
War Department, General Orders No. 15 (1923)


TILKENS, AUGUST
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to August Tilkens, Colonel, Belgian Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I. After serving with distinction in Command of troops, Colonel Tilkens rendered most valuable services as Aide-de-Camp to the King of the Belgians. As member of the King's military household he showed high military attainments, and his advice proved uniformly sound.
War Department, General Orders No. 87 (1919)


TINANT, JULES T. A. E. L.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Jules T. A. E. L. Tinant, Major, Belgian Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I. As Chief, Belgian Mission, General Headquarters, American Expeditionary Forces, Major Tinant rendered services to the American Expeditionary Forces and to the cause in which the United States has been engaged.
War Department, General Orders No. 45 (1919)


VAN DE VYVERE, MR. A.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Mr. A. Van de Vyvere, , Belgian Minister of Finance, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I, as the Minister of Finance in Belgium. A grave situation having arisen with reference to a lack of steam motive power for the American Expeditionary Forces, Mr. Van de Vyvere succeeded in providing the American forces through the Belgian Government with a large number of locomotives, thus contributing in a conspicuous way to the successful operations of the allied cause.
War Department, General Orders No. 9 (1923)


WARNANT, URSMAR
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Ursmar Warnant, Captain, Belgian Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I, as Chief of the Belgian Mission attached to the American forces in France.
War Department, General Orders No. 59 (1921)

 

CANADA

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

MILLER, WALTER
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Walter Miller, Major, Canadian Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I, while serving as the Liaison Offer between the British Embassy, the Ministry of Militia and Defense, Dominion of Canada, and the War Department.
War Department, General Orders No. 29 (1919)

 

ITALY

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

ALBRICCI, CONTE ALBERICO
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Conte Alberico Albricci, Lieutenant General, Italian Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I. As Commander of the 2d Italian Army Corps in France, General Albricci rendered services of great distinction to the allied cause. Later, as Minister of War, he showed a keen spirit of cooperation with the American forces in Italy, assisting by all means at the disposal of his extensive office. He has given services of great value to the American Expeditionary Forces.
War Department, General Orders No. 126 (1919)


ALLEGRETTI, LORENZO
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Lorenzo Allegretti, Major, Italian Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I. While Commanding the Arditi Assault Battalion, Italian Army, while attached to the 332d Infantry, American Expeditionary Forces, Major Allegretti rendered serviced for the American Expeditionary Forces and to the cause in which the United States has been engaged.
War Department, General Orders No. 45 (1919)


ANGELOZZI, CAMILLO
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Camillo Angelozzi, Lieutenant General, Italian Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I. As Director General of Engineers, Italian Army, General Angelozzi performed his exacting duties with eminent technical skill. At all times he was actuated by a desire to aid the American authorities by all the means at his command, thereby rendering services of the greatest value to the common cause.
War Department, General Orders No. 126 (1919)


APOLLONI, ENEAL
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Eneal Apolloni, Lieutenant Colonel, Italian Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I. As Liaison Officer with the American Red Cross, by his admirable tact and helpful spirit of cooperation Lieutenant Colonel Apolloni aided materially in the effective relief work of this organization in caring for the sick and wounded of the American and Italian Armies.
War Department, General Orders No. 126 (1919)


AYMONINO, ALDO
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Aldo Aymonino, Colonel, Italian Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I. As Chief of Group of Allied Missions of the Comando Supremo in Italy, Colonel Aymonino rendered services for the American Expeditionary Forces and to the cause in which the United States has been engaged.
War Department, General Orders No. 45 (1919)


BADOGLIO, PIETRO
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Pietro Badoglio, Lieutenant General, Italian Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I. As Deputy Chief of Staff, Italian Army, General Badoglio rendered services to the American Expeditionary Forces and to the cause in which the United States has been engaged.
War Department, General Orders No. 17 (1919)


BASSI, GUIDO
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Guido Bassi, Brigadier General, Italian Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I. As a Member of the Interallied Commission on the Repatriation of Prisoners of War, General Bassi has rendered highly meritorious service to the United States and allied Governments in connection with the repatriation of American and allied prisoners released by the armistice. He always displayed a cheerful and active interest in all that pertained to their welfare, and rendered sympathetic and practical cooperation.
War Department, General Orders No. 126 (1919)


BONGIOVANNI, LUIGI
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Luigi Bongiovanni, Major General., Italian Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I. In Command of the Italian Air Forces during the time American pilots attached to Italian squadrons were on active duty at the Italian front, General Bongiovanni exercised great ability, tact, and energy in his direction of the work of our officers. At all times he showed the highest military attainments, and his enthusiasm was an example to all. He rendered a most valuable service in his prosecution of operations against the enemy.
War Department, General Orders No. 87 (1919)


BUSINELLI, UGO
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Ugo Businelli, Colonel, Italian Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I, as Chief of Staff, Italian Section, Supreme War Council, from 27 April 1918 to 11 February 1919.
War Department, General Orders No. 75 (1919)


CARPENTIERI, GIACOMO
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Giacomo Carpentieri, Colonel, Italian Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I. As Chief of the Transportation Department, Italian Army, Colonel Carpentieri displayed exceptional administrative ability and untiring energy in his important duties, thereby playing an important part in assuring the victorious termination of our struggles against the common enemy. Manifesting an earnest desire to aid the American forces in every possible way, he assisted us materially by furnishing adequate facilities for the transportation of our troops and supplies.
War Department, General Orders No. 126 (1919)


CAVALLERO, UGO
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Ugo Cavallero, General, Italian Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I, in services to the allied and associated Governments as permanent Military Representative, Italian section, Supreme War Council.
War Department, General Orders No. 75 (1919)


CAVIGLIA, ENRICO
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Enrico Caviglia, Lieutenant General, Italian Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I. In his capacity as Secretary of State for War, General Caviglia was a potent factor in the victorious termination of our struggles against the common foe. For his unfailing courtesy and constant desire to aid in every possible way the American forces serving in Italy, he will ever be held in enduring memory by the officers and soldiers of our forces serving on Italian soil.
War Department, General Orders No. 126 (1919)


CHIESA, MR. EUGENIO
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Mr. Eugenio Chiesa, , Italian Minister of Aeronautics, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I. As Minister of Aeronautics for Italy, Mr. Chiesa rendered very valuable services to the American Expeditionary Forces in connection with the training of our pilots and the supply of aviation material. At all times he displayed a helpful interest in our Air Service, going far beyond the bounds of duty to render us advice and assistance. He has proved himself possessed of a wide knowledge of all matters pertaining to aviation and was always a loyal friend.
War Department, General Orders No. 46 (1919)


DALLOLIO, ALFREDO
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Alfredo Dallolio, Lieutenant General, Italian Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I. As Inspector General of Artillery, Italian Army, General Dallolio performed duties of the greatest importance with conspicuous ability. Actuated by a warm spirit of cooperation, he aided materially in maintaining the cordial relations which existed between the Italian and American military authorities.
War Department, General Orders No. 126 (1919)


DE ANGELIS, CIRO
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Ciro De Angelis, Major General, Italian Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I. While Commanding the 31st Infantry Division, Italian Army, General De Angelis rendered valuable service to the American Expeditionary Forces and to the cause in which the United States has been engaged.
War Department, General Orders No. 45 (1919)


DE LUCA, MARCELLO
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Marcello De Luca, General, Italian Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I. As Chief of Staff of a Division at the outbreak of the war, General De Luca gave excellent service; later, as Commander of an Infantry Brigade, he showed great initiative and marked tactical ability; and finally as Chief of Staff of the Army Corps of Genoa he rendered eminent distinguished service.
War Department, General Orders No. 126 (1919)


DE MARCORENGO, FABRIZIO ODETTI
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Fabrizio Odetti De Marcorengo, Lieutenant General, Italian Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I. As Remount Inspector of the Italian Army, General De Marcorengo performed his exacting duties with conspicuous success. Through his earnest desire to give the American authorities the advantage of all facilities at his disposal, he rendered services of the highest value in promoting effective cooperation between the two armies.
War Department, General Orders No. 126 (1919)


DELLA VALLE, FRANCESCO
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Francesco Della Valle, Major General, Italian Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I. Serving as Surgeon General of the Italian Army, General Della Valle performed duties of the greatest responsibility with conspicuous merit. By his sympathetic knowledge of American needs he was of the greatest assistance in securing proper care for our sick and wounded in Italy.
War Department, General Orders No. 46 (1920)


DEVALLE, GIOVANNI
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Giovanni Devalle, Colonel, Italian Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I. Colonel Devalle served with distinction as Chief of T.A.E.A. of the Italian Army, contributing materially to the success of the common cause. At all times manifesting a cordial spirit of cooperation, he did much toward promoting the harmonious relations existing between the Italian Army and the American forces serving in Italy.
War Department, General Orders No. 126 (1919)


DI CAMPIGLIONE, ENRICO
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Enrico Di Campiglione, Captain, Italian Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I, while serving as the Liaison Officer between the Embassy, the High Commission of Italy, and the War Department.
War Department, General Orders No. 29 (1919)


DI ROBILLANT, MARIO NICHOLIS
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Mario Nicholis Di Robillant, Lieutenant General, Italian Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I, as Permanent Military Representative, Italian Section, Supreme War Council, from 27 April 1918 to 11 February 1919.
War Department, General Orders No. 75 (1919)


DI SAVOIA, EMANUELE FILIBERTO
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Emanuele Filiberto Di Savoia, Lieutenant General, Italian Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I. While Commanding the 3d Italian Army, General Di Savoia rendered valuable service to the American Expeditionary Forces and to the cause in which the United States has been engaged.
War Department, General Orders No. 126 (1919)


DIAZ, ARMANDO
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Armando Diaz, Lieutenant General, Italian Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I, as an expression to him of the high regard of the people of the United States and of their Army, for the distinguished and patriotic service which he has rendered to the common cause in which he has been associated on the battle fields of Europe.
War Department, General Orders No. 111 (1918)


GIRALDI, GUGLIELMO PECORI
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Guglielmo Pecori Giraldi, Lieutenant General, Italian Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I. As Commander of the 1st Italian Army, General Giraldi rendered eminent services t the 332d U.S. Infantry, whose good fortune it was to be attached to his command during its training period, and which owes much of its successful preparation for combat to his painstaking efforts in its behalf.
War Department, General Orders No. 126 (1919)


GRAZIOSI, EUGENIO
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Eugenio Graziosi, Brigadier General, Italian Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I. As Director of Military Transportation of the Army of Italy, General Graziosi rendered valuable service to the allied cause. His energy and zealous efforts were a deciding factor in the successful movement of the American forces in Italy.
War Department, General Orders No. 126 (1919)


GUGLIELMOTTI, EMILIO
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Emilio Guglielmotti, Major General, Italian Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I, while serving as Military Attaché to the Royal Italian Embassy, Washington, D.C.
War Department, General Orders No. 11 (1919)


GUIDONI, ALESSANDRO
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Alessandro Guidoni, Major, Italian Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I. As the Italian Technical Delegate to the Interallied Aviation Committee, Major Guidoni displayed unusual technical knowledge and perfect understanding of the various problems incident to aviation. He was most helpful in giving the American Air Service the benefit of his wide experience, and rendered most valuable assistance in solving technical problems with which we were often confronted.
War Department, General Orders No. 87 (1919)


HUNTINGTON, CARLO H.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Carlo H. Huntington, Captain, Italian Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I. As Principal Assistant to the Chief of the Italian Mission attached to American Headquarters, Captain Huntington has rendered great assistance to the various staff services and general headquarters. At all times he has manifested a zealous spirit of full cooperation with our staff personnel, furthering these cordial relations which have always prevailed between the Italian and American services.
War Department, General Orders No. 126 (1919)


LANZA, PAOLO
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Paolo Lanza, Colonel, Italian Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I. As Assistant Director of Transportation, by his whole-hearted cooperation Colonel Lanza rendered valuable services to the American Expeditionary Forces.
War Department, General Orders No. 126 (1919)


LEVI, CAESER GIULIO
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Caeser Giulio Levi, General, Italian Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I. As the Representative of the Italian Government on the Interallied Transportation Council, General Levi aided in the solution of difficult transportation problems, involving shipment of supplies from and to Italy. He proved an able executive and demonstrated the possession of broad vision and sound judgment.
War Department, General Orders No. 87 (1919)


MALLANDRA, GUISEPPE
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Guiseppe Mallandra, Major General, Italian Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I. In his capacity as General attached to the Italian War Ministry, General Mallandra showed a constant desire to aid the American forces in every possible way. By his helpful spirit of cooperation he did much toward the success of operations against the common enemy, rendering services of worth to the allied cause.
War Department, General Orders No. 126 (1919)


MARCHETTI, ODOARDO
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Odoardo Marchetti, Colonel, Italian Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I. Colonel Marchetti performed his highly important duties as Chief of the Intelligence Department of the Italian Army with conspicuous success, aiding thereby to a marked degree in the success of the operations against the common foe. Actuated by a constant desire to assist the American authorities with all the facilities of his office, he contributed materially to the harmonious relations existing between the Italian Army and the American forces in Italy.
War Department, General Orders No. 126 (1919)


MARIENI, GIOVAN BATTISTA
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Giovan Battista Marieni, Lieutenant General, Italian Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I. General Marieni served with distinction as Inspector General of Engineers, Italian Army, displaying technical attainments and devoted loyalty to the common cause. Ever ready to aid the American authorities with all the facilities at his command, he was a potent factor in furthering the spirit of cooperation which marked the relations of the Italian and American forces.
War Department, General Orders No. 126 (1919)


MERRONE, ENRICO
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Enrico Merrone, Major General, Italian Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I. As Italian Representative, Military Board of Allied Supply, General Merrone rendered invaluable services to the American Expeditionary Forces and to the cause in which the United States has been engaged.
War Department, General Orders No. 45 (1919)


MODENA, ANGELO
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Angelo Modena, Major General, Italian Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I. Major Modena served with distinction as Director General of Transportation and Administration in the Italian Army. He was ever ready to aid the American forces by his sound advice and cordial spirit of cooperation, thereby aiding us materially in the solution of the many problems of transportation which arose during the continued operations against the enemy.
War Department, General Orders No. 126 (1919)


MOLTENI, FILLIPPO
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Fillippo Molteni, Major, Italian Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I. As Chief of the Paris Section, Italian Foreign Military Aeronautical Mission, Major Molteni rendered invaluable services to the American Expeditionary Forces and to the cause in which the United States has been engaged.
War Department, General Orders No. XXXXX (1919)


MOMBELLI, ERNESTO
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Ernesto Mombelli, Major General, Italian Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I, as Corps Commander of the Italian Oriental Expeditionary Force during the war and as the Italian Representative on the Interallied Military Mission to Hungary, positions of great responsibility, in which he rendered valuable services in the furtherance of the Allied cause.
War Department, General Orders No. 10 (1922)


MONTUORI, LUCA
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Luca Montuori, Lieutenant General, Italian Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I. As Commanding General of the 5th Italian Army, General Montuori displayed eminent military attainments in the performance of his important duties. To his brilliant leadership was due, in no small degree, the success achieved by the Italian forces against the common foe.
War Department, General Orders No. 126 (1919)


PAOLINI, GIUSEPPE
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Giuseppe Paolini, Lieutenant General, Italian Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I. While Commanding the 11th Army Corps, 3d Italian Army, General Paolini rendered services of inestimable value to the American Expeditionary Forces and to the cause in which the United States has been engaged.
War Department, General Orders No. 45 (1919)


PERELLI, IPPOLITO
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Ippolito Perelli, Brigadier General, Italian Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I. Serving as Chief, Italian Mission, General Headquarters, American Expeditionary Forces, General Perelli rendered invaluable services to the American Expeditionary Forces and to the cause in which the United States has been engaged.
War Department, General Orders No. 45 (1919)


PIRAJNO, ANTONIO
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Antonio Pirajno, Brigadier General, Italian Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I. As Adjutant General of the Italian Army, General Pirajno performed his manifold duties with excellent success. At all times desirous of aiding the American forces in every possible way, he did much to further the spirit of harmony which marked the relations between the Italian and American Armies.
War Department, General Orders No. 46 (1920)


RAGIONI, RODOLFO
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Rodolfo Ragioni, Colonel, Italian Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I. As a member of the General Staff, Italian Army, and Italian military delegate for British and American troops, Colonel Ragioni rendered invaluable services to the American Expeditionary Forces and to the cause in which the United States has been engaged.
War Department, General Orders No. 46 (1919)


RICALDONI, OTTAVIO
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Ottavio Ricaldoni, Colonel (Air Service), Italian Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I. Colonel Ricaldoni furnished us with scientific and technical information needed in the development of the American Air Service in America, France, and in Italy. At all times he showed himself zealous in our behalf, going far beyond the bounds of his important duties to render us invaluable services. His judgment was sound, his advice helpful, his loyalty whole-hearted.
War Department, General Orders No. 87 (1919)


ROTA, ALFREDO
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Alfredo Rota, Colonel, Italian Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I. By his efficient performance of his exacting duties as Chief of the General Staff Department, Italian Army, Colonel Rota did much toward bringing about the victory which terminated our struggles against the common enemy. At all times he showed an ardent desire to give every consideration to the American forces serving in Italy, thereby furthering materially the effective cooperation of the Italian and American Armies.
War Department, General Orders No. 126 (1919)


RUISECCO, CLAUDIO
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Claudio Ruisecco, Captain, Italian Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I. In his capacity as Assistant to the Chief of the Italian Mission at American General Headquarters, Captain Ruisecco has constantly shown an earnest desire to furnish our staff services with all assistance at his command. With a loyal devotion to the common cause, he furthered the friendly relations between the two allied services.
War Department, General Orders No. 126 (1919)


SACHERO, GIACINTO
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Giacinto Sachero, Lieutenant General, Italian Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I. As Director General of Artillery of the Italian Army, General Sachero was charged with duties of a most important nature, which he performed with marked zeal and ability. He was ever ready to place the facilities of his office at the disposal of the American authorities and thereby rendered important service in assuring the efficient cooperation of the two armies.
War Department, General Orders No. 126 (1919)


SCIMECA, VITO
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Vito Scimeca, Colonel, Italian Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I. Colonel Scimeca's services were of distinguished merit as Chief of the Italian Mission. His conscientious attention to duty presented a united allied front to the enemy, while his diplomatic tact cemented the cordial relations among the allies.
War Department, General Orders No. 14 (1920)


SCIPIONI, SCIPIONE
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Scipione Scipioni, Major General, Italian Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I, for services rendered to the American Expeditionary Forces and to the cause in which the United States has been engaged.
War Department, General Orders No. 17 (1919)


SOGNO, VITTORIO
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Vittorio Sogno, Lieutenant Colonel, Italian Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I. Lieutenant Colonel Sogno served with conspicuous success as Chief of the 3d Section of the General Staff Department, Italian Army, performing services of the utmost importance in connection with the struggle against the common enemy. The warm spirit of cooperation which he constantly displayed in his dealings with the American authorities was a potent factor in cementing the cordial relations between the Italian Army and the American forces serving in Italy.
War Department, General Orders No. 126 (1919)


TASSONI, GIULIO
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Giulio Tassoni, Lieutenant General, Italian Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I. General Tassoni Commanded with distinction the 4th Italian Army, performing duties of great importance with conspicuous success. His high military attainments and the able leadership were an important factor in the victorious termination of the struggle against the common enemy.
War Department, General Orders No. 126 (1919)


TOMMASI, DONATO ANTONIO
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Donato Antonio Tommasi, Lieutenant General, Italian Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I. As Judge Advocate General of the Italian Army, General Tommasi performed his exacting duties with high conceptions of justice and loyal devotion to the common cause. By his unfailing desire to aid the American forces in every possible way he did much to further the harmonious relations which existed between the two armies.
War Department, General Orders No. 126 (1919)


TONI, RENZO
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Renzo Toni, Lieutenant Colonel, Italian Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I, in services to the allied and associated Governments as Chief of Staff, Italian Section, Supreme War Council.
War Department, General Orders No. 126 (1919)


TROIANI, ETTORE
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Ettore Troiani, Lieutenant Colonel, Italian Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I. As Chief of R. Section, Intelligence Department, Lieutenant Colonel Troiani performed his important duties with rare skill and untiring energy. Always ready to aid the American authorities with all the facilities at his command, he did much toward making possible the efficient cooperation of the American forces with the Italian Army.
War Department, General Orders No. 126 (1919)


VACCHELLI, NICOLA
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Nicola Vacchelli, Brigadier General, Italian Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I. As Chief of General Staff Department, Italian Army, General Vacchelli played an important part in bringing about the successful termination of the common struggle against the Central Powers by his distinguished services in a duty of great responsibility. Ever ready to aid the American forces in Italy by all the means at his disposal, he was an important factor in maintaining the harmonious relations between the American and Italian authorities.
War Department, General Orders No. 126 (1919)


ZACCONE, VITTORIO
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Vittorio Zaccone, Lieutenant General, Italian Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I. General Zaccone rendered invaluable services to the common cause as Quartermaster General, Italian Army, displaying keen foresight and notable executive ability. By his ardent desire to assist the American forces in every possible way he was a potent factor in fostering the spirit of cooperation which marked the relations of the Italian and American Armies.
War Department, General Orders No. 126 (1919)


ZANGHIERI, GIOVANNI
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Giovanni Zanghieri, Lieutenant Colonel, Italian Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I. As Chief of P. of W. Department, Lieutenant Colonel Zanghieri performed highly exacting duties with unflagging energy and marked executive ability. At all times he aided the American authorities in every way possible, thereby assisting materially in furthering the cordial relations between the Italian Army and the American forces serving in Italy.
War Department, General Orders No. 126 (1919)


ZUGARO, FULVIO
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Fulvio Zugaro, Colonel, Italian Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I. Charged with highly responsible duties as Chief of Organization and Demobilization Department, Italian Army, Colonel Zugaro displayed eminent administrative ability and rendered services of great value to the common cause. By his broad-minded spirit of cooperation and unfailing courtesy he did much toward promoting the harmony which marked the relations between the Italian Army and the American forces serving in Italy.
War Department, General Orders No. 126 (1919)


ZUPELLI, VITTORIO
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Vittorio Zupelli, Lieutenant General, Italian Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I. As Secretary of State for War, General Zupelli performed highly responsible duties with conspicuous ability and devoted loyalty, thereby meriting a large share of the credit for the success of our common cause. The unbroken harmony which marked the relations of the American and Italian military authorities was in no small degree a reflection of the war spirit of cooperation which he constantly manifested.
War Department, General Orders No. 126 (1919)

 

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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

INOUYE, KAZUTSUGU
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Kazutsugu Inouye, Major General, Imperial Japanese Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I, while serving as Military Attaché to the Imperial Japanese Embassy, Washington, D.C.
War Department, General Orders No. 29 (1919)


MIZUMACHI, T.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to T. Mizumachi, Lieutenant Colonel, Imperial Japanese Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I, while serving as Military Attaché to the Imperial Japanese Embassy, Washington, D.C.
War Department, General Orders No. 11 (1919)


OTANI, KIKUZO
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Kikuzo Otani, General, Imperial Japanese Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, for services as Senior Allied Commander in Siberia.
War Department, General Orders No. 45 (1919)


TANAKA, GIICHI
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Giichi Tanaka, General, Imperial Japanese Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, for services rendered during World War I and in his relations with the U.S. Army while serving as Vice Chief of the Japanese General Staff and later as Minister of War of the Empire of Japan.
War Department, General Orders No. 19 (1922)


UYEHARA, Y.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Y. Uyehara, General, Imperial Japanese Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, for services rendered in World War I against Germany and in his relations with the U.S. Army while serving as Chief of the General Staff, Imperial Japanese Army.
War Department, General Orders No. 11 (1919)


WATARI, HISAO
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Hisao Watari, Captain, Imperial Japanese Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I, for services as Acting Military Attaché to the Imperial Japanese Embassy, Washington, D.C.
War Department, General Orders No. 29 (1919)

 

RUMANIA

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

RUDEANU, JOHN
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to John Rudeanu, General, Rumanian Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I, in connection with the American Military Mission in Hungary.
War Department, General Orders No. 10 (1922)


TEIUSANU, LIVIUS
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Livius Teiusanu, Major, Rumanian Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I, while serving as Military Attaché to the Rumanian Legation, Washington, D.C.
War Department, General Orders No. 87 (1919)


VASILESCU, CHRISTEA
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Christea Vasilescu, Lieutenant Colonel, Rumanian Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I, in connection with the American Military Mission in Hungary.
War Department, General Orders No. 10 (1922)

 

RUSSIA

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

MESTCHERINOFF, SERGE A.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Serge A. Mestcherinoff, Lieutenant Colonel, Russian Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I. As Deputy Military Attaché of Russia in France from March 1917 to April 1918, Lieutenant Colonel Mestcherinoff demonstrated qualities of initiative, energy, and ability. Later, as Attaché to the King of Montenegro, he showed marked devotion in furthering the friendly relation of the two Governments. He has rendered valuable services to the allied cause.
War Department, General Orders No. 53 (1921)

 

SERBIA

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

*MISHICH, ZHIVOYIN
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal (Posthumously) to Zhivoyin Mishich, Field Marshall, Serbian Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I, as Commander in Chief of the Serbian Army.
War Department, General Orders No. 30 (1921)

 

 

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