The President of the United States
in the name of The Congress
takes pleasure in presenting the
Medal of Honor
*WICKERSHAM, J. HUNTER
Rank and Organization: Second Lieutenant, U.S.
Army, 353d Infantry, 89th Division. Place and Date: Near Limey, France, 12
September 1918. Entered Service At: Denver, Colo. Birth: New York, N.Y. G.
O. No.: 16, W.D., 1919.
Advancing with his platoon during the St. Mihiel offensive, he was severely wounded in 4
places by the bursting of a high-explosive shell. Before receiving any aid for himself he
dressed the wounds of his orderly, who was wounded at the same time. He then ordered and
accompanied the further advance of his platoon, although weakened by the loss of blood.
His right hand and arm being disabled by wounds, he continued to fire his revolver with
his left hand until, exhausted by loss of blood, he fell and died from his wounds before
aid could be administered.