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The Army Distinguished Service Medal
 U.S. Army - Siberian Intervention 1918 - 1920 

 

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


EICHELBERGER, ROBERT LAWRENCE
(First Award)
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Robert Lawrence Eichelberger (0-2624), Lieutenant Colonel (Infantry), U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during the intervention in Siberia during World War I. As Assistant Chief of Staff, G-2, with the American Expeditionary Forces in Siberia, Lieutenant Colonel Eichelberger organized and directed the Intelligence Service of the American Expeditionary Forces in Siberia in a most able manner and under most trying circumstances. By his keen foresight, discriminating judgment, and brilliant professional attainments, exercised through his efficiently established organization, he was able to keep his Commanding General well and fully informed at all times. His tireless energy and his keen insight into local conditions gave him a masterful grasp of the situation, which contributed materially to the success of the forces in Siberia. He rendered most conspicuous services of inestimable value to the Government in a position of great responsibility.
War Department, General Orders No. 56 (1922)
Born: March 9, 1886 at Urbana, Ohio
Home Town: Urbana, Ohio
Personal Awards: Distinguished Service Cross (Siberia), Distinguished Service Cross (WWII), 4@ Army Distinguished Service Medals


GALEN, ALBERT J.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Albert J. Galen, Lieutenant Colonel (Judge Advocate General's Department), U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. As Judge Advocate of the American Expeditionary Forces in Siberia, Lieutenant Colonel Galen organized this important department and administered its affairs with conspicuous efficiency. His marked legal ability, sound judgment, and untiring efforts were important factors in the splendid work of his department, and he at all times handles with great success the various military and international problems with which he was confronted. He contributed materially to the success of the forces in Siberia and rendered conspicuous services in a position of great responsibility.
War Department, General Orders No. 56 (1922)
Born: at Broadwater County, Montana
Home Town: Helena, Montana


GRAVES, WILLIAM S.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to William S. Graves, Major General, U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I, as an Executive Assistant to the Chief of Staff and as Commanding General of the American Expeditionary Forces in Siberia.
War Department, General Orders No. 18 (1919)
Born: at Mount Calm, Texas
Home Town: Gatesville, Texas


HUME, EDGAR ERSKINE
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Edgar Erskine Hume, Lieutenant Colonel (Medical Corps), U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. As Chief Medical Officer and later as Commissioner of the American Red Cross in Serbia, February 1919 to June 1920, with untiring energy, unremitting devotion to duty, and with rare administrative and professional skill Lieutenant Colonel Hume organized and operated an American sanitary service, reorganized hospitals, dispensaries, and dressing stations for soldiers and civilians alike, and successfully combating an epidemic of typhus fever which had caused the death of 80 per cent of the Serbian doctors. From June 1918 to February 1919, in direct charge of an American base hospital which was later expanded by the addition of Italian hospitals into a composite hospital center in the Italian war zone, he rendered professional services of a highly conspicuous character.
War Department, General Orders No. 14 (1923)
Born: at Frankfort, Kentucky
Home Town: Frankfort, Kentucky


KING, THOMAS W.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Thomas W. King, Lieutenant Colonel (Adjutant General's Corps), U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. As Adjutant General of the American Expeditionary Forces in Siberia, Lieutenant Colonel King performed his exacting duties with high professional skill and administrative ability. The exceptional efficiency of the Adjutant General's Department under his direction was a material factor in the success of the staff work at Headquarters. Possessed of a keen mind for organization, with sound judgment, tact, and a thorough understanding of the intricate details of his office, he successfully surmounted innumerable obstacles and rendered service of signal worth to the Government.
War Department, General Orders No. 56 (1922)
Born: at Sacramento, California
Home Town: Redwood City, California


LEITCH, JOSEPH D.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Joseph D. Leitch, Colonel (Infantry), U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. As Chief of Staff of the American Expeditionary Forces in Siberia, Colonel Leitch gave proof of his great breadth of vision, keen foresight, sound judgment, and tact. By his brilliant professional attainments, coupled with great diplomacy, he handled most ably the many delicate situations with which he was confronted. His fine soldierly qualities were at all times outstanding, and by his masterful grasp of the situation he was able to meet successfully each new and difficult problem with which he was faced. He rendered most conspicuous services of inestimable value to the Government in a place of great responsibility and at a time of gravest importance.
War Department, General Orders No. 56 (1922)
Born: at Montague, Michigan
Home Town: Clay Center, Nebraska


MORROW, CHARLES H.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Charles H. Morrow, Colonel (Infantry), U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. In Command of American forces in the Baikal sector, Siberia, Colonel Morrow with great energy, tact, and force handled a situation fraught with serious possibilities and rendered a service of great worth.
War Department, General Orders No. 3 (1922)
Born: at Somerset, Kentucky
Home Town: Somerset, Kentucky


WILSON, JAMES S.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to James S. Wilson, Colonel (Medical Corps), U.S. Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. As Chief Surgeon of the American Expeditionary Forces in Siberia, Colonel Wilson organized, supervised, and perfected the organization of the Medical Department in Siberia so as to meet successfully the complex sanitary conditions confronting the American troops. To his excellent judgment, untiring efforts, and high professional attainments is largely due the splendid efficiency which characterized the work of the Medical Department under his control. He handled in a masterful manner the organization of available sanitary forces to combat a threatened typhus epidemic in eastern Siberia. He rendered conspicuous service of signal worth to the Government in a position of great responsibility.
War Department, General Orders No. 56 (1922)
Born: at San Francisco, California
Home Town: Baltimore, Maryland

 

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