The President of the United States
in the name of
takes pleasure in presenting the
Medal of Honor
CALL, DONALD M.
Rank and Organization: Corporal, U.S. Army,
344th Battalion, Tank Corps. Place and Date: Near Varennes, France, 26 September
1918. Entered Service At: France. Born: 29 November 1892, New York, N.Y. G.
O. No.: 13, W.D., 1919.
During an operation against enemy machinegun nests west of Varennes, Cpl. Call was in a
tank with an officer when half of the turret was knocked off by a direct artillery hit.
Choked by gas from the high-explosive shell, he left the tank and took cover in a
shellhole 30 yards away. Seeing that the officer did not follow, and thinking that he
might be alive, Cpl. Call returned to the tank under intense machinegun and shell fire and
carried the officer over a mile under machinegun and sniper fire to safety.