The President of the United States
in the name of The Congress
takes pleasure in presenting the
Medal of Honor
Rank and Organization: Private, U.S. Army,
Company I, 138th Infantry, 35th Division. Place and Date: Near Cheppy, France, 26
September 1918. Entered Service At: Minnewaukan, N. Dak. Birth: Winger,
Minn. G. O. No.: 16, W.D., 1919.
He rendered most gallant service in aiding the advance of his company, which had been held
up by machinegun nests, advancing, with 1 other soldier, and silencing the guns, bringing
with him, upon his return, 11 prisoners. Later the same day he jumped from a trench and
rescued a comrade who was about to be shot by a German officer, killing the officer during
the exploit. His actions were entirely voluntary, and it was while attempting to rush a
5th machinegun nest that he was killed. The advance of his company was mainly due to his
great courage and devotion to duty.