The President of the United States
in the name of
takes pleasure in presenting the
Medal of Honor
KARNES, JAMES E.
Rank and Organization: Sergeant, U.S. Army,
Company D, 117th Infantry, 30th Division. Place and Date: Near Estrees, France, 8
October 1918. Entered Service At: Knoxville, Tenn. Born: 1889, Arlington,
Tenn. G. O. No.: 50, W.D., 1919.
During an advance, his company was held up by a machinegun, which was enfilading the line.
Accompanied by another soldier, he advanced against this position and succeeded in
reducing the nest by killing 3 and capturing 7 of the enemy and their guns.