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AMEDD Distinguished Service Cross Recipients > AMEDD Distinguished Service Cross Recipients Of World War I

Interesting Notes:
PFC Harry Liebeskind was a double recipient of the DSC. He also earned the Citation Star (Silver Star) in WW I.

Army Nurse Corps Reserve Nurses, Beatrice Mary Macdonald and Helen Grace McClelland.

CPT George E. McGinnis was an Ambulance Corps officer.

SGT Leroy Morningstar was a Native American.

1LT Robert E. Motley was a Dental Corps officer.

* Denotes Posthumous Award

LANGLEY, JOHN H.
Private, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 311th Infantry Regiment, 78th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 21, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to John H. Langley, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Chevieres, France, October 21, 1918. Private Langley remained on duty continuously for four hours, administering aid to wounded men under heavy shell fire. Finding that he could not properly work while wearing his gas mask, he removed it, though many gas shells were bursting in his vicinity. After being gassed he continued to work for an hour, until all the wounded were attended.
General Orders No. 27, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Newfield, NJ

LAPEAN, FRED W.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 7th Infantry Regiment, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 30, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Fred W. Lapean, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action during the Meuse-Argonne offensive, north of Cierges, France, September 30, 1918. Under observation of the enemy and subjected to heavy machine-gun fire, Sergeant Lapean, on his own initiative, worked his way from shell hole to shell hole in order to give first aid to three wounded men who were lying in an open field next to the Cierges- Romagne Road.
General Orders No. No. 47, W.D., 1921
Home Town: Holyoke, MA

LAWRANCE, JACKSON S.
Major (Medical Corps), U.S. Army
368th Infantry (Attached), 92d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 30, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Jackson S. Lawrance, Major (Medical Corps), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Binarville, France, September 30, 1918. Major Lawrance, with two soldiers, voluntarily left shelter and crossed an open space 50 yards wide, swept by shell and machine-gun fire, to rescue a wounded soldier, whom they carried to a place of safety.
General Orders No. 20, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Philadelphia, PA

LAWRENCE, VIVIAN S., JR.
Corporal, U.S. Army
319th Ambulance Company, 305th Sanitary Train, 80th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 29, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Vivian S. Lawrence, Jr., Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Gercourt, France, September 29, 1918. While Corporal Lawrence was passing along the roads leading to Septsarges, near Gercourt, in an ambulance, a large shell fell among a group of infantry soldiers nearby, severely wounding five of them. He stopped the ambulance and rendered efficient first aid, although under concentrated shell fire. He then loaded the patients in the ambulance and removed them from the shelled area.
General Orders No. 13, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Churchland, VA

*LEMMA, SAMUEL
Private, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 7th Infantry Regiment, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: June 18, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Samuel Lemma, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action in the Belleau Wood, France, June 18, 1918. After being severely wounded in the leg, Private Lemma exposed himself to heavy machine-gun fire in order to give medical attention to other wounded. His activities after being wounded caused a serious hemorrhage, which resulted in his death from loss of blood.
General Orders No. No. 22, W.D., 1920
Home Town: Canandaigua, NY

LIEBESKIND, HARRY (First Award)
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 102d Infantry Regiment, 26th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 20, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Harry Liebeskind, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Trugny, France, July 20, 1918. Private Liebeskind repeatedly exposed himself to heavy machine-gun and shell fire while aiding the wounded in areas from which combatant troops had temporarily retired, organized carrying parties, and rallied a platoon of infantry whose officers had been wounded, thereby enabling the platoon to hold its advance position.
General Orders No. No. 3, W.D., 1935
Home Town: Waterbury, CT
Other Award: Distinguished Service Cross w/OLC (WWI)

LIEBESKIND, HARRY (Second Award)
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 102d Infantry Regiment, 26th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 8, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Harry Liebeskind, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action in the Bois-de-Caures, north of Verdun, France, November 8, 1918. Private Liebeskind exposed himself to heavy enemy fire to accompany a medical officer to a badly wounded soldier. The patient was carried to a shell hole and later Private Liebeskind exposed himself to heavy fire in order to cut a passage through a wire entanglement. This act made it possible to evacuate the patient to the rear.
General Orders No. No. 3, W.D., 1921
Home Town: Waterbury, CT
Other Award: Distinguished Service Cross (WWI)

LIEUALLEN, FRED ADCOOK
Captain (Medical Corps), U.S. Army
47th Infantry (Attached), 4th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 28 - 31, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Fred Adcook Lieuallen, Captain (Medical Corps), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Sergy, France, July 28 - 31, 1918. Captain Lieuallen operated a dressing station for two days under unusually heavy enemy fire. Our front line was for a time bent back by the enemy, thus exposing his position to capture by the enemy; he refused to leave the dressing station, and continued to attend to the needs of 100 wounded men until the lost ground was retaken by our troops. This officer performed gallant service also at St. Thibaut, France, August 6 - 12, 1918, while maintaining a dressing station with the advanced elements under heavy enemy fire.
General Orders No. No. 53, W.D., 1920
Home Town: Portland, OR

LINDBERG, ALBERT W.
Captain (Medical Corps), U.S. Army
2d Machine-Gun Battalion, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 8, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Albert W. Lindberg, Captain (Medical Corps), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Exermont, France, October 8, 1918. Crawling out over shell-torn ground and in the face of direct machine-gun fire, Captain Lindberg rescued a soldier whose leg had been shattered by shell fire. By performing an amputation while constantly exposed to sniping and machine-gun fire, he made it possible to evacuate the soldier to safety a few hours later, when the infantry moved forward.
General Orders No. No. 34, W.D., 1924
Home Town: Hillsboro, IL

LISA, JAMES R.
First Lieutenant (Medical Corps), U.S. Army
105th Infantry Regiment, 27th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 18, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to James R. Lisa, First Lieutenant (Medical Corps), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near St. Souplet, France, October 18, 1918. After his battalion had been compelled to withdraw because of enfilading fire, Lieutenant Lisa displayed marked bravery in going forward and attending wounded men whose evacuation was impossible because of the intense fire.
General Orders No. 23, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Randalls Island, NY

LUMLEY, ZODA D.
Captain (Medical Corps), U.S. Army
357th Infantry Regiment, 90th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 14 & November 10 - 11, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Zoda D. Lumley, Captain (Medical Corps), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action in the St. Mihiel offensive, September 14, and near Baalon, France, November 10 - 11, 1918. In the St. Mihiel offensive, Captain Lumley showed marked personal courage, advancing his first-aid station with the front line. Near Baalon, he maintained a dressing station far to the front, under terrific artillery and machine-gun fire, showing absolute indifference to personal safety that he might aid the men on the firing line during heavy gas bombardments.
General Orders 87, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Kampsville, IL

LUNDEGARD, AXEL C.
Private, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 26th Infantry Regiment, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 4, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Axel C. Lundegard, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Verdun, France, October 4, 1918. Private Lundegard went forward alone and unarmed into the enemy's territory to rescue a wounded man who had been injured in the advance patrol fighting. He succeeded in his mission despite very heavy machine-gun and artillery fire.
General Orders No. 44, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Chicago, IL

MACDONALD, BEATRICE MARY
Reserve Nurse, U.S. Army Nurse Corps
Date of Action: August 17, 1917
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Beatrice Mary MacDonald, Reserve Nurse, Nurse Corps, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism while on duty with the surgical team at the British Casualty Clearing Station No. 61, British Area, August 17, 1917. During a German night air raid Nurse MacDonald continued at her post of duty, caring for the sick and wounded until seriously wounded by a German bomb, thereby losing one eye.
General Orders No. No. 17, W.D., 1926
Home Town: New York, NY

MACNAIR, HUGH W.
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Section No. 622, Ambulance Service, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 5, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Hugh W. MacNair, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action October 5, 1918, at Ostel (Aisne), France. Having just been relieved after 48 hours of strenuous duty, Private First Class MacNair volunteered to drive an ambulance to an advanced regimental post under constant and intense fire. While engaged in this dangerous mission he suffered a wound which necessitated amputation of his right leg.
General Orders No. 20, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Houghton, MI

MADDEN, JOSEPH A.
Private, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 125th Infantry Regiment, 32d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 31 - August 4, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Joseph A. Madden, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Cierges and Fismes, France, July 31 to August 4, 1918. Throughout the advance by Company D, to which he was attached, his conduct, in treating the wounded under fire, afforded an inspiring example of devotion to duty. He was in the front lines at all times, administering relief not only to men of his company but also to the wounded of other organizations in his vicinity. He voluntarily searched the woods and fields to give first aid to the wounded. In spite of heavy and continuous shell fire, he continued working untiringly day and night until exhausted.
General Orders No. No. 124, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Manistee, MI

*MAHAFEY, EMORY
Private, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 28th Infantry Regiment, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: May 28 - 29, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Emory Mahafey, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Cantigny, France May 28 - 29, 1918. Private Mahafey did more than his duty under violent fire in the open to relieve sufferings of the wounded. On his way to a machine- gun emplacement to succor men who had been injured there, he stopped to give first aid to Private Jay Ler. Antes, who lay mortally wounded and exposed to machine-gun fire, and while performing this heroic act was killed.
General Orders No. No. 116, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Atlanta, GA

*MANN, ALLEN R.
Private, U.S. Army
Sanitary Detachment, 107th Infantry Regiment, 27th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 29, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Allen R. Mann, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Ronssoy, France, September 29, 1918. With utter disregard for his own personal safety, Private Mann repeatedly went out into no man's land, in plain view of the enemy, and administered first aid to the wounded. While engaged in this work he was caught in a heavy enfilading fire from the enemy and was killed.
General Orders No. No. 49, W.D., 1922
Home Town: New York, NY

MANSFIELD, JAMES R.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 311th Machine-Gun Battalion, 79th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 20, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to James R. Mansfield, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Montfaucon, France, September 29, 1918. Administering first aid in a most exposed position, Sergeant Mansfield rendered most valuable assistance not only to casualties from his own command, but also to those from other organizations. He continued with his work, although wounded, and refused to leave for the rear until ordered to do so by his commanding officer.
General Orders No. 46, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Haydenville, MA

MANTON, WALTER W.
Captain (Medical Corps), U.S. Army
26th Infantry Regiment, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 18, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Walter W. Manton, Captain (Medical Corps), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Soissons, France, July I8, 1918. Accompanying his battalion in the attack, Captain Manton was with the second wave when he sustained a compound fracture of the right forearm from a bursting shell. He, nevertheless, refused to go to the rear, but remained on duty until the final objective was reached in the afternoon, attending the wounded and directing their evacuation.
General Orders No. 46, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Detroit, MI

MANZI, NICHOLAS
Private, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 309th Infantry Regiment, 78th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 3, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Nicholas Manzi, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Jaulny, France, October 3, 1918. During a heavy bombardment of our front lines, Private Manzi went 50 yards in advance of our positions to an automatic-rifle post to dress the wounds of three of the crew. He then assisted the wounded men, one by one, to reach a place of safety. All this time the line was under steady machine-gun fire as well as bombardment.
General Orders No. 126, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Camden, NJ

MARKS, ERWIN J.
Private, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 7th Infantry Regiment, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 22, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Erwin J. Marks, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Le Charmel, France, July 22, 1918. A patrol of five men had advanced about 500 yards in front of our lines. While crossing a small clearing the patrol was fired upon by a concealed machine gun, which killed two and wounded three. On his own initiative, exposed to heavy machine-gun fire, Private Marks went forward and brought in the wounded men one at a time.
General Orders No. No. 16, W.D., 1920
Home Town: Brooklyn, NY

MARKS, SAMUEL J.
First Lieutenant (Medical Corps), U.S. Army
314th Infantry Regiment, 79th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 27 - 29, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Samuel J. Marks, First Lieutenant (Medical Corps), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Malancourt, France, September 27 - 29, 1918. Lieutenant Marks advanced with the foremost elements of his battalion, dressing and evacuating the wounded under machine-gun fire for the period of twelve hours. On September 29th, when his aid station was shelled, several patients and attendants being killed and wounded, this officer, though himself wounded, remained at his post caring for patients who had received fresh wounds, and assisted in their evacuation.
General Orders 81, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Philipsburg, PA

MARTIN, CLAUDE A.
Captain (Medical Corps), U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 23d Infantry (Attached), 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 1, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Claude A. Martin, Captain (Medical Corps), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Vaux, France, July 1, 1918. Captain Martin operated a battalion dressing station, and, although the station was practically destroyed by shell fire, he bravely and successfully treated the wounded and directed their safe evacuation.
General Orders No. 99, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Welsh, LA

MASON, ZELNA
Private, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 26th Infantry Regiment, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 19, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Zelna Mason, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Soissons, France, July 19, 1918. Although twice wounded, Private Mason refused an offer to be carried to the rear and continued to render aid to the wounded under fire.
General Orders No. No. 132, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Memphis, TN

*MAYNE, JOHN
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 101st Infantry Regiment, 26th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 23, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to John Mayne, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action in the Trugny Woods, near Chateau-Thierry, France, July 23, 1918. Private Mayne, although in an exposed position in the Trugny Woods under fire of rifles and machine guns, courageously treated the wounded, inspiring the combat troops by his example, until shot through the head and killed.
General Orders No. No. 116, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Boston, MA

MCARDLE, ALBERT H.
Private, U.S. Army
103d Ambulance Company, 101st Sanitary Train, 26th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 18, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Albert H. McArdle, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action east of Belleau Wood, July 18, 1918. While giving first aid to a wounded soldier who had fallen in a wheat field in range of enemy fire Private McArdle received two machine-gun bullets through the thigh. In spite of his injury he continued at work until the soldier's wounds had been properly dressed and endeavored to carry him out of danger, but fell exhausted from loss of blood.
General Orders No. 125, W.D., 1919
Home Town: East Boston, MA

MCCANN, WALTER J.
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 104th Infantry Regiment, 26th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: April 10, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Walter J. McCann, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Bois Brule, France. During the action of April 10, 1918, Private First Class McCann displayed conspicuous gallantry by leaving shelter and running through a heavily shelled area to pick up a wounded soldier and carry him unaided and at great personal risk to a dressing station.
General Orders No. No. 107, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Springfield, MA

MCCLELLAND, HELEN GRACE
Reserve Nurse, U.S. Army, Nurse Corps
Date of Action: August 17, 1917
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Helen Grace McClelland, Reserve Nurse, Nurse Corps, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action while on duty with the surgical team at British Casualty Clearing Station No. 61, British area, France, August 17, 1917. Nurse McClelland occupied the same tent with Miss Beatrice MacDonald, another reserve nurse, cared for her when wounded, stopped the hemorrhage from her wounds under fire caused by bombs from German aeroplanes.
General Orders No. No. 17, W.D., 1926
Home Town: Frederickstown, OH

MCCLELLAND, LEE R.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 371st Infantry Regiment, 93d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 30, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Lee R. McClelland, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Ardeuil, France, September 30, 1918. While administering first-aid treatment to wounded soldiers on the field Sergeant McClelland received a painful wound on the leg, but without mentioning his injury he remained on duty caring for the wounded under shell fire until the regiment was relieved.
General Orders No. 46, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Asheville, NC

MCDERMOTT, FRANCIS P.
Sergeant First Class, U.S. Army
Section No. 524, Ambulance Service, A.E.F.
Date of Action: August 8, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Francis P. McDermott, Sergeant First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Fismes, France, August 8, 1918. Sergeant McDermott remained on duty for 30 hours, guiding and directing the ambulances to and from the most advanced points. He volunteered and acted as stretcher bearer in full view of the enemy and under heavy machine-gun fire. At one point he cleared the road of debris, under machine-gun fire, and guided ambulances to the wounded.
General Orders No. 26, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Houtzdale, PA

MCELWAIN, HARRY E.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 7th Infantry Regiment, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 15, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Harry E. McElwain, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Fossoy, France, July 15, 1918. During an intense artillery preparation by the enemy Sergeant McElwain voluntarily went out about 1,000 yards through this heavy shell fire to administer first aid to five wounded men.
General Orders No. 44, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Unionville, PA

MCGINNIS, GEORGE E.
Captain, Ambulance Corps, U.S. Army
110th Ambulance Company, 103d Sanitary Train, 28th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: August 9 - 10, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to George E. McGinnis, Captain, Ambulance Corps, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Fismette, France, August 9 - 10, 1918. During the night of the 9th of August, Captain McGinnis, with complete disregard of his personal safety, made a reconnaissance under fire and located a line of evacuation for ambulances from Fismette, and on the morning of the 10th of August, under shell fire, he personally repaired the bridge between Fismes and Fismette, thereby making possible the evacuation of 28 wounded men.
General Orders No. 15, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Philadelphia, PA

MCGUIRE, LEO F.
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Section No. 647, Ambulance Service, A.E.F.
Date of Action: April 19, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Leo F. McGuire, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Seicheprey, France, April 19, 1918. Private First Class McGuire was on duty as driver of an ambulance at an advanced post. During April 19 and 20 he made several trips to and from a dressing station reached by an exposed road in daylight for the purpose of bringing back wounded. On one of these trips the ambulance was blown from the road by the explosion of a shell and he was knocked unconscious by the shock. On recovering consciousness he returned on foot. Although suffering from an injury in the back and not yet recovered from the shock, he wished to return to duty the afternoon of the same day, but was not permitted to do so by the medical officers until the afternoon of the following day.
General Orders No. No. 129, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Tulsa, OK

MCGUIRK, HARRY
Corporal, U.S. Army
116th Ambulance Company, 104th Sanitary Train, 29th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 11, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Harry McGuirk, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Haumont, France, October 11, 1918. Corporal McGuirk worked for four days, fearlessly exposing himself to heavy enemy fire in administering first aid and directing the evacuation of the wounded. By his conspicuous bravery and untiring energy he was an example to his men.
General Orders 7, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Principio Furnace, MD

MCILWAIN, WILLIAM
First Lieutenant (Medical Corps), U.S. Army
308th Infantry (Attached), 77th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: August 27, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to William McIlwain, First Lieutenant (Medical Corps), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Bazoches, France, August 27, 1918. From the south side of the Vesle, Lieutenant McIlwain volunteered to accompany the attacking platoons in the attack on the town of Bazoches. He crossed the river under heavy enemy artillery and machine-gun fire and entered the town. With utter disregard for his own personal danger Lieutenant McIlwain remained at the front caring for the wounded, without shelter, under direct enemy machine-gun fire, refusing to seek shelter until after all of the wounded had been evacuated.
General Orders No. No. 16, W.D., 1929
Home Town: Lone Wolf, OK

MCINTYRE, EUGENE
Corporal, U.S. Army
Ambulance Company 130, 108th Sanitary Train, 33d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 3, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Eugene McIntyre, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Hill 281, France, October 3, 1918. After being severely wounded by the explosion of an enemy shell in the dressing station, Corporal McIntyre remained on duty, assisting in caring for the wounded until he fainted from loss of blood.
General Orders 71, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Chicago, IL

*MCKIBBIN, JAMES M.
Captain (Medical Corps), U.S. Army
306th Machine-Gun Battalion (Attached), 77th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 14, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to James M. McKibbin, Captain (Medical Corps), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Chevieres, France, October 14, 1918. During a very heavy artillery barrage, which lasted for approximately two hours, Captain McKibbin displayed great coolness and courage in dressing and administering first aid to the wounded. Informed that a sergeant had been wounded and was lying between our lines and the enemy's line, he went to administer first aid to him. While in the performance of these duties under intense fire, he was wounded by machine-gun fire and later died from the effects of the wound.
General Orders No. 21, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Buck Valley, PA

MCLELLAND, WILLIAM D.
First Lieutenant (Medical Corps), U.S. Army
314th Ambulance Company, 304th Sanitary Train, 79th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 29 - October 1, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to William D. McLelland, First Lieutenant (Medical Corps), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Nantillois and Montfaucon, France, September 29 to October 1, 1918. Lieutenant McLelland displayed untiring energy in bringing in the wounded while continually subjected to machine-gun and shrapnel fire. It was necessary to move the dressing station to some abandoned German dugouts because of the heavy fire, and during the bombardment this station was set on fire and six men killed, but Lieutenant McLelland, by his coolness and courage, enabled the speedy evacuation of the wounded.
General Orders No. 126, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Mooresville, NC

MCNULTY, CLARENCE J.
Private, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 128th Infantry Regiment, 32d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 7, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Clarence J. McNulty, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Gesnes, France, October 7, 1918. When his battalion was forced to retire under heavy artillery and machine-gun fire, Private McNulty, accompanied by Private William A. Jacobson, went out in front of the battalion, administering first aid and bringing in the wounded who had been left lying in exposed positions. While they were carrying back a wounded soldier, Private Jacobson was wounded, whereupon Private McNulty alone carried the wounded man to the dressing station and then immediately returned to assist Private Jacobson.
General Orders No. 46, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Chicago, IL

*MEEK, FIELDING V.
Private, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 11th Infantry Regiment, 5th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 5, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Fielding V. Meek, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Liny, France, October 5, 1918, Private Meek distinguished himself by his untiring efforts in administering first aid to the wounded never hesitating to expose himself to danger in searching for wounded on the field. While making his way through unusually heavy machine-gun fire to a wounded soldier, whom he had seen fall, Private Meeks was mortally wounded.
General Orders 89, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Smithfield, KY

MENDELSON, JOSEPH A.
First Lieutenant (Medical Corps), U.S. Army
305th Infantry Regiment, 77th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: August 15 - 16, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Joseph A. Mendelson, First Lieutenant (Medical Corps), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Ville Savoye, France, August 15 - 16, 1918. During a heavy enemy bombardment with gas and high explosive shells, Lieutenant Mendelson worked for more than three hours, picking up wounded and gassed men and securing their evacuation, being forced to remove his gas mask in order to accomplish this work. Though he was almost exhausted from fatigue, he then proceeded to the aid station of another battalion and assisted in treating hundreds of men. Though he was himself suffering from the effects of gas, he refused to go to the hospital upon the completion of this work, as all the other medical officers had been evacuated.
General Orders 95, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Washington, DC

MENGE, WILLIAM M.
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 23d Infantry Regiment, 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 3 - 9, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to William M. Menge, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near St. Etienne-a-Arnes, France, October 3 - 9, 1918. Throughout the engagement Private Menge tended the wounded under shell fire and machine-gun fire, continuing with his work after two of his assistants had been killed and one wounded.
General Orders No. 35, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Elizabeth, NJ

MENTER, LINUS H.
Private, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 23d Infantry Regiment, 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 6, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Linus H. Menter, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near St. Etienne-a-Arnes, France, October 6, 1918, During the day and night of October 6 Private Menter constantly exposed himself under heavy fire, giving first aid to the wounded and assisting in their evacuation.
General Orders No. 35, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Parish, NY

MILLER, FRANK D.
Private, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 28th Infantry Regiment, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 1 - 12, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Frank D. Miller, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Exermont, France, October 1 - 12, 1918. His detachment having been reduced to but three men, Private Miller displayed conspicuous courage and devotion to duty in caring for and evacuating wounded across an area swept by shell and machine-gun fire to the regimental aid station, and returning with badly needed medical supplies to the forward aid station. His conduct was an inspiration to his associates, their commanding officer being absent, and the sergeant in charge having been killed.
General Orders 70, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Great Falls, MT

MINER, DONALD
Major (Medical Corps), U.S. Army
113th Infantry Regiment, 29th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 10, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Donald Miner, Major (Medical Corps), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Ormont Farm, France, October 10, 1918. Major Miner voluntarily proceeded under heavy shell fire to an advanced aid station. For four hours he worked unceasingly aiding the wounded and evacuating them. Finding that he could work more effectively without his gas mask, he discarded it, so that it would not hinder him in attending wounded men.
General Orders No. 15, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Jersey City, NJ

MOORE, JOHN D.
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Section No. 554, Ambulance Service, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 2 - 9, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to John D. Moore, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Somme- Py, France, October 2 - 9, 1918. During this period Private Moore evacuated the wounded in an advance post under shell and sniper fire. On the nights of October 6 and 7, he drove an ambulance to points beyond the advanced posts to carry in the wounded, under intense shell and machine-gun fire. He also assisted the litter bearers in exposed positions in carrying the wounded from the lines to the dressing station.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Haddonfield, NJ

MORGAN, DAVID R.
First Lieutenant (Medical Corps), U.S. Army
18th Infantry (Attached), 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 19, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to David R. Morgan, First Lieutenant (Medical Corps), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Chaudun, France, July 19, 1918. While still suffering from a former attack of gas, Lieutenant Morgan was again overcome by gas fumes after 36 hours of work among the wounded men in the front lines and was sent to the dressing station. Refusing to remain away from the front line, he again made his way to the elements in the advanced positions and under intense enemy fire searched for wounded men, applied first aid, and directed their removal to places of shelter. This work he continued until severely wounded and carried from the field.
General Orders No. No. 15, W.D., 1923
Home Town: Philadelphia, PA

MORISON, JAMES H. S.
First Lieutenant (Medical Corps), U.S. Army
117th Infantry (Attached), 30th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 29, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to James H. S. Morison, First Lieutenant (Medical Corps), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Bellicourt, France, September 29, 1918. After being knocked unconscious into a shell hole, and although suffering acutely from the shock, Lieutenant Morison rejoined his company and continued to care for the wounded in the open and under intense shell fire. His respirator having been blown away by the exploding shell, this mission was rendered much more precarious by enemy gas shells. He remained at his first-aid station through an intense barrage which killed several of the stretcher bearers and helpers at this point, evacuating the wounded with great rapidity until he was severely wounded and forced to be evacuated.
General Orders No. 44, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Cumberland Gap, TN

MORNINGSTAR, LEROY
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 23d Infantry Regiment, 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 1, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Leroy Morningstar, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Vaux, France, July 1, 1918. Sick, gassed, and stunned by shells, Sergeant Morningstar remained at his post on duty under heavy fire and bravely assisted in the succoring of soldiers who had been injured, near Vaux, France, July 1, 1918.
General Orders No. 99, W.D., 1918
Home Town: St. Petersburg, FL

MORRISON, FREDERICK B.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 102d Infantry Regiment, 26th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 26 - 29, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Frederick B. Morrison, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action north of Verdun, France, October 26 - 29, 1918. During the attacks in the Bois d'Ormont, Sergeant Morrision, who had become gassed due to the fact that he was unable to wear his gas mask, displayed extraordinary coolness and courage when he remained on duty day and night administering to the wounded and refusing to e evacuated until they were attended to.
General Orders No. No. 1, W.D., 1934
Home Town: Hartford, CT

MOTLEY, ROBERT E.
First Lieutenant (Dental Corps), U.S. Army
125th Infantry Regiment, 32d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 31 - August 7 & October 14 - 16, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Robert E. Motley, First Lieutenant (Dental Corps), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Chateau-Thierry. France, July 31 - August 7, and near Verdun, France, October 14 - 16, 1918. Realizing the need of medical attention at the front, lieutenant Motley went beyond the scope of his duties as dentist by advancing with the infantry and establishing and maintaining dressing station with the leading elements of his command. For seven days, from July 31 to August 7, he safely evacuated many patients by his prompt and fearless action. He again volunteered and went forward in the attack of October 14 - 16, and on the latter date, carried a message back to the supply officer, requesting food for the men. Although wounded and badly gassed, he accomplished his mission, refusing evacuation until the food was started for the lines.
General Orders No. 59, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Verden, IL

MUNROE, WILLIAM A.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 125th Infantry Regiment, 32d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 28 - August 2, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to William A. Munroe, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Sergy, France, July 28 to August 2, 1918. Sergeant Munroe voluntarily left his aid station and went to the field of action to deliver first aid to men in the most advanced positions. He tended the wounded under the most intense machine- gun and shell fire, and successfully carried a large number to places of comparative safety. His courage and cheerfulness under such hazardous circumstances did much to keep up the spirits of both the wounded whom he served and the men fighting in that vicinity.
General Orders 64, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Detroit, MI

*MURDOCH, ROBERT H.
First Lieutenant (Medical Corps), U.S. Army
47th Infantry (Attached), 4th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 29 - 31 & August 6 - 12, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Robert H. Murdoch, First Lieutenant (Medical Corps), U.S. Army, for repeated acts of extraordinary heroism in action at Sergy, France, July 29 - 31, 1918; and at St. Thibaut, France, August 6 - 12, 1918. Accompanying his battalion in the attack on Sergy, Lieutenant Murdoch advanced for more than a mile under heavy shell fire, and as soon as the southern half of the town had been taken he established his dressing station, maintaining it during the three days of fighting under constant and severe bombardment. When his battalion went into action at St. Thibaut this faithful officer again displayed heroic devotion to duty by working in his dressing station under the most trying conditions for six days while the town was bombarded with gas and high- explosive shells.
General Orders No. No. 133, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Wilkes-Barre, PA

MURPHY, ALBERT R.
Private, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 111th Infantry Regiment, 28th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: August 10 - 13, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Albert R. Murphy, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Fismes and Fismette. France, August 10 - 13, 1918. Private Murphy volunteered to rescue five wounded men who had become detached from their company and were unable to rejoin it because of their injuries. By fearlessly passing back and forth through enemy fire he succeeded in this undertaking.
General Orders No. 99, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Philadelphia, PA

MYERS, CHARLES W.
First Lieutenant (Medical Corps), U.S. Army
9th Infantry (Attached), 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 1, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Charles W. Myers, First Lieutenant (Medical Corps), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Vaux, France, July 1, 1918. First Lieutenant Myers established, under heavy shell fire, an advance dressing station for the treatment and evacuation of men wounded in the first waves of the assault.
General Orders No. 99, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Marysville, PA

MYERS, WILLIAM R.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 137th Infantry Regiment, 35th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 28, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to William R. Myers, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Baulny, France, September 28, 1918. Early on the morning of September 28, Sergeant Myers was wounded in the shoulder by a machine-gun bullet. In spite of his wound he continued under heavy shell and machine-gun fire, to render first aid to the wounded until wounded a second time by a shell fragment.
General Orders No. No. 55, W.D., 1910
Home Town: lawrence, KS