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The Army Distinguished Service Medal
 U.S. Army - North Russia Intervention 1919-1920  

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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


JUDSON, WILLIAM V.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to William V. Judson, Brigadier General, U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I, while serving as Chief of the American Military Mission to Russia and military attaché to the American embassy at Petrograd, Russia.
War Department, General Orders No. 11 (1921)
Born: at Indianapolis, Indiana
Home Town: Indianapolis, Indiana


RICHARDSON, WILDS P.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Wilds P. Richardson, Brigadier General, U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. As Commanding General of the American Expeditionary Forces in North Russia, by his skillful handling of the many difficult situations which arose, General Richardson rendered a signal service to the United States Government.
War Department, General Orders No. 19 (1922)
Born: at Hunt County, Texas
Home Town: Paris, Texas
a United States Civilian


STEVENS, MR. JOHN F.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Mr. John F. Stevens, , 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 head of the Railway Advisory Commission to Russia and Special Advisor of the Russian Ministry of Ways Communication. In the midst of revolutionary conditions Mr. Stevens has pursued his undertaking to rehabilitate Russia by the restoration of railway traffic. In a distant country, far from immediate support, he has maintained an unflagging devotion to duty which is now beginning to show the valuable results of his labor.
War Department, General Orders No. 95 (1919)
Born: at West Gardiner, Maine
Home Town: New York, New York

 

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