The President of the United States
in the name of The Congress
takes pleasure in presenting the
Medal of Honor
Rank and Organization: Sergeant, U.S. Army,
Company A, 132d Infantry, 33d Division. Place and Date: At Bois-de-Forges, France,
26 September 1918. Entered Service At: Hyden, Ky. Birth: Jackson, Ky. G.
O. No.: 16, W.D., 1919.
He showed conspicuous gallantry in action by advancing alone directly on a machinegun nest
which was holding up the line with its fire. He killed the crew with a grenade and enabled
the line to advance. Later in the day he attacked alone and put out of action 2 other
machinegun nests, setting a splendid example of bravery and coolness to his men.
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