The President of the United States
in the name of The Congress
takes pleasure in presenting the
Medal of Honor
WARD, CALVIN JOHN
Rank and Organization: Private, U.S. Army,
Company D, 117th Infantry, 30th Division. Place and Date: Near Estrees, France, 8
October 1918. Entered Service At: Morristown, Tenn. Born: October 1898,
Green County, Tenn. G. O. No.: 16, W.D., 1919.
During an advance, Pvt. Ward's company was held up by a machinegun, which was enfilading
the line. Accompanied by a noncommissioned officer, he advanced against this post and
succeeded in reducing the nest by killing 3 and capturing 7 of the enemy and their guns.