The President of the United States
in the name of
takes pleasure in presenting the
Medal of Honor
HOLDERMAN, NELSON M.
Rank and Organization: Captain, U.S. Army,
307th Infantry, 77th Division. Place and Date: Northeast of Binarville, in the
forest of Argonne, France, 2-8 October 1918. Entered Service At: Santa Ana, Calif. Birth:
Trumbell, Nebr. G. O. No.: 11, W.D., 1921.
Capt. Holderman commanded a company of a battalion which was cut off and surrounded by the
enemy. He was wounded on 4, 5, and 7 October, but throughout the entire period, suffering
great pain and subjected to fire of every character, he continued personally to lead and
encourage the officers and men under his command with unflinching courage and with
distinguished success. On 6 October, in a wounded condition, he rushed through enemy
machinegun and shell fire and carried 2 wounded men to a place of safety.