The President of the United States
in the name of
takes pleasure in presenting the
Medal of Honor
FUNK, JESSE N.
Rank and Organization: Private First Class,
U.S. Army, Company L, 354th Infantry, 89th Division. Place and Date: Near
Bois-deBantheville, France, 31 October 1918. Entered Service At: Calhan, Colo. Born:
20 August 1888, New Hampton, Mo. G. O. No.: 20, W.D., 1919.
Learning that 2 daylight patrols had been caught out in No Man's Land and were unable to
return, Pfc. Funk and another stretcher bearer, upon their own initiative, made 2 trips
500 yards beyond our lines, under constant machinegun fire, and rescued 2 wounded