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Distinguished Service Cross - World War I (A-D)

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

Interesting Notes:
Major Charles W. Comfort Jr. was a double recipient of the Distinguished Service Cross

Captain William L. Davidson was a Dental Corps officer

Captain Bret V. Bates and Second Lieutenant Charlie M. Dodge were Sanitary Corps officers. The Sanitary Corps and Ambulance Corps were the forerunners of todays Medical Service Corps.

First Lieutenant Joseph H. Dunn was an Ambulance Corps officer. The Sanitary Corps and Ambulance Corps were the forerunners of todays Medical Service Corps.

* Denotes Posthumous Award

AGHABABIAN, VARTAN
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 146th Infantry Regiment, 37th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 28, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Vartan Aghababian, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action northwest of Montfaucon, France, September 28, 1918. Private first Class Aghababian voluntarily accompanied the first attack wave of the 146th Infantry, seeking out the wounded under terrific enemy machine-gun and artillery fire, carrying them to places of safety and applying first aid until he himself, was seriously wounded. Private First Class Aghababian's heroic conduct and devotion to his comrades greatly inspired the men of his regiment.
General Orders No. No. 15, W.D., 1923
Home Town: Springfield, OH

ALBRIGHT, FRED C.
Captain (Medical Corps), U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 353rd Infantry Regiment, 89th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 13, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Fred C. Albright, Captain (Medical Corps), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Xammes, France, September 13, 1918. When the battalion on the left of his own met with such heavy fire, as it was attempting to take up its position, that it was forced to withdraw leaving many wounded men behind, Captain Albright, with fearless disregard for his own safety, went to the adjoining area and, under continued heavy artillery fire, cared for all the wounded who had been left there.
General Orders 95, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Garland, KS

*ANDERSON, FLETCHER D.
Private, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 7th Infantry Regiment, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 5, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Fletcher D. Anderson, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action north of Cierges, France, October 5, 1918. While attending wounded under fire of artillery and machine guns, Private Anderson, although himself wounded, continued to render first aid to the wounded while subject to fire, until mortally wounded by machine- gun fire.
General Orders No. No. 10, W.D., 1920
Home Town: Jamestown, ND

*ANTES, JAY LE. R.
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 Jay Le. R. Antes, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Cantigny, France, May 28 - 29, 1918.. Private Antes fearlessly exposed himself to barrage and machine-gun fire to perform his duty as a stretcher bearer. In order that the suffering of wounded might be relieved and lives saved, with unselfish heroism he left the security of the trench to go to wounded in a machine-gun emplacement, and while performing this noble duty was killed.
General Orders No. No. 15, W.D., 1921
Home Town: Norristown, PA

ARRANTS, WILLIAM R.
First Lieutenant (Medical Corps), U.S. Army
317 Infantry (Attached), 80th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 28 & October 5, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to William R. Arrants, First Lieutenant (Medical Corps), U.S. Army, for repeated acts of extraordinary heroism in action in the Bois De La Cote Lemont, France, September 28, 1918, and near Nantillois, France, October 5, 1918. Lieutenant Arrants, with his battalion aid unit, accompanied his battalion into action in the Bois De La Cote Lemont and promptly opened his aid station within 100 yards of the front line, where he worked all night under continuous fire, giving aid to the wounded. When there was a shortage of stretcher bearers he assisted in bringing in the wounded. Under intense fire he undertook to locate the ambulance dressing station and personally directed the evacuation of wounded to it. In the attack from the Bois De Fay, October 5, he again went with the attacking troops and opened a first-aid station in an old cellar with no cover. Under an intense barrage of shrapnel and high-explosive shells he performed the most devoted service in attending the wounded, working continuously for nine hours until after his unit had been ordered to retire.
General Orders No. No. 140, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Decatur, TN

ASHTON, WILLIAM E.
Major (Medical Corps), U.S. Army
309th Field Artillery (Attached), 78th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 17, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to William E. Ashton, Major (Medical Corps), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Marcq, France, October 17, 1918. The mess trench at Headquarters, 155th Infantry Brigade, was struck by a shell as the officers were sitting down to their evening meal, several being killed and a greater number wounded by the shell exploding on the edge of the trench. Major Ashton, on hearing of the disaster insisted on going with the ambulances himself, notwithstanding that the road to and the terrain occupied by the brigade were under heavy artillery fire. With great courage he rendered aid to the wounded, during which time he was subjected to constant explosion of phosgene shells and, in order to perform his duties, he was forced to remove his gas mask.
General Orders No. No. 14, W.D., 1928
Home Town: Philadelphia, PA

BAILEY, JESSE M.
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Sanitary Detachment, 103d Machine-Gun Battalion, 26th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 18 - 24, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Jesse M. Bailey, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Chateau-Thierry, France, July 18 - 24, 1918. Private First Class Bailey gave an inspiring example of courage and coolness in treating wounded for two days without rest or food and under intense artillery and machine-gun fire. While maintaining a dressing station in a crater, an enemy shell struck in the center of the hole, wounding nearly all in the crater and severely injuring one man, who was buried in the earth and debris. Upon regaining consciousness Private Bailey treated all of the wounded men, helped them to the first-aid station, returned and dug out the man who had been buried and left for dead and succeeded in resuscitating him.
General Orders No. No. 125, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Providence, RI

BALDRIDGE, ROBERT L.
Private, U.S. Army
Ambulance Company, 112th Sanitary Train, 37th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 4, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Robert L. Baldridge, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Hearne, Belgium, November 4, 1918. With two other soldiers, Private Baldridge volunteered to rescue two wounded men who had been lying in an exposed position on the opposite bank of the Scheldt River for two days. Making two trips across the stream in the face of heavy machine-gun and shell fire, he and his companion succeeded in carrying both the wounded men to shelter.
General Orders No. 59, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Toledo, OH

BARBER, THOMAS M.
First Lieutenant (Medical Corps), U.S. Army
28th Infantry (Attached), 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: May 28 - 30, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Thomas M. Barber, First Lieutenant (Medical Corps), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Cantigny, France, May 28 - 30, 1918. First Lieutenant Barber repeatedly demonstrated heroic self-sacrifice by caring for wounded under enemy fire with apparent contempt for his own safety. When his aid station had been destroyed by shell fire he promptly moved into a shell hole nearby and continued his faithful work.
General Orders No. 99, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Charleston, WV

*BASS, URBANE F.
First Lieutenant (Medical Corps), U.S. Army
372d Infantry Regiment, 93d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 1 - 6, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Urbane F. Bass, First Lieutenant (Medical Corps), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Monthois, France, October 1 - 6, 1918. During the attack on Monthois Lieutenant Bass administered first aid in the open under prolonged and intense shell fire until he was severely wounded and carried from the field.
General Orders No. 13, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Fredericksburg, VA

BATES, BRET V.
Captain, Sanitary Corps, U.S. Army
139th Ambulance Company, 110th Sanitary Train, 35th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 1, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Bret V. Bates, Captain, Sanitary Corps, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Chaudron Farm, France, October 1, 1918. When the Sanitary detachment, with which he was working, was ordered to fall back under intense artillery and machine-gun fire, Captain Bates (then First Lieutenant), upon his own volition and contrary to the advice of others, refused to leave the wounded men, who had not been evacuated, but remained with them throughout the day, ministering to them under the most violent fire, in utter disregard for his own safety. When night came, he secured litter bearers and succeeded in taking all the wounded to safety.
General Orders 70, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Wheaton, MN

BAXTER, WILLIAM V.
Private, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 308th Infantry Regiment, 77th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 8 & 28, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to William V. Baxter, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Revillon, France, September 8, and in the Argonne offensive September 28, 1918. On September 8 Private Baxter went to the aid of wounded comrades, despite the deadly fire of rifles and machine guns; and after administering to them in a shell hole, he carried the men, one at a time, to safety. On September 28, after being painfully wounded, he refused to go to the rear until he had rendered first aid to a more seriously wounded comrade.
General Orders No. 35, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Red Hook, NY

*BEASLEY, SHADWORTH O.
Major (Medical Corps), U.S. Army
76th Field Artillery, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 14 - 16,1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Shadworth O. Beasley, Major (Medical Corps), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Les Petit, Bordeaux Woods, France, July 14 - 16, 1918. During the entire action Major Beasley braved the danger of continuous shell fire by constantly searching for wounded and administering treatment.
General Orders No. 44, W.D., 1919
Home Town: San Francisco, CA

BEATON, STANLEY
Sergeant, U.S. Army
101st Ambulance Company, 101st Sanitary Train, 26th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 25, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Stanley Beaton, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Wadonville, France, September 25, 1918. Sergeant Beaton established a dressing station outpost under extremely heavy shell fire and cared for his wounded companions in the open under fire from enemy snipers and artillery.
General Orders No. No. 142, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Brookline, MA

BEATTIE, MORSE N. B.
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Sanitary Detachment, 126th Infantry Regiment, 32d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 31, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Morse N. B. Beattie, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Cierges, France, July 31, 1918. Voluntarily leaving shelter Private First Class Beattie crossed an open field, subjected to heavy machine-gun and artillery fire, to give first aid to wounded soldiers. His heroic action saved the lives of the wounded men.
General Orders 71, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Kalamazoo, MI

BEATTY, GEORGE W.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 306th Infantry Regiment, 77th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 15, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to George W. Beatty, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at St. Juvin, France, September 15, 1918. Sergeant Beatty went forward to dress the wounds of an officer, who could not be brought in because of the exceedingly heavy machine-gun fire, his bravery being instrumental in saving the officer's life. Throughout the entire day this soldier worked tirelessly at the dressing station under heavy shell fire until he was completely exhausted, showing a persistent devotion to duty.
General Orders No. 21, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Denver, CO

BENSON, ANDREW A.
Private, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 1st Gas Regiment, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 1, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Andrew A. Benson, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Bantheville, France, November 1, 1918. Severely wounded by shell fire, Private Benson continued to give first aid to the wounded until struck the second time. After receiving the second wound he remained on duty, giving directions for the care of other wounded.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Bertrand, NE

BERGSTEIN, ALFRED M.
First Lieutenant (Medical Corps), U.S. Army
18th Infantry (Attached), 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 8, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Alfred M. Bergstein, First Lieutenant (Medical Corps), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Exermont, France, October 8, 1918. Under heavy shell fire, Lieutenant Bergstein cared for the wounded, although he had been severely wounded and was suffering great pain. He refused to be evacuated until all the wounded had been treated.
General Orders No. 46, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Pottsville, PA

BIEMUELLER, ORIGINES P.
Wagoner, U.S. Army
110th Ambulance Company, 103d Sanitary Train, 28th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: August 10 - 13, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Origines P. Biemueller, Wagoner, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Fismes, France, August 10 - 13, 1918. Because of the destruction from shell fire of 10 of the 13 ambulances of his company, Wagoner Biemueller worked for 48 hours driving through shell swept and gas-infested areas, thereby making possible the evacuation of the wounded.
General Orders No. 15, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Philadelphia, PA

BILLMAN, FRED E.
Private, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 47th Infantry Regiment, 4th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 29 - 30, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Fred E. Billman, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Sergy, France, July 29 - 30, 1918. Private Billman displayed conspicuous bravery by administering first aid to wounded soldiers in areas swept by shell and machine-gun fire.
General Orders No. 35, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Windgap, PA

BLACK, FREDERICK W.
Captain (Medical Corps), U.S. Army
28th Infantry Regiment, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 18 - 22, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Frederick W. Black, Captain (Medical Corps), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Soissons, France, July 18 - 22, 1918. Captain Black went over the top to the attack in the first wave and was wounded on the morning of the first day. Disregarding his wound, he pressed on with the attacking troops and crossed and re-crossed the sector immediately behind the most advanced wave, rendering first aid to wounded and placing them in shell holes. He worked unceasingly without sleep or rest and was again wounded on the fourth day by shell fire. Though twice wounded, he steadily refused to be evacuated until the evening of the fourth day, when he was exhausted and suffering from his wounds.
General Orders No. No. 117, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Huntington, PA

BLOMGREN, ERNEST W.
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Sanitary Detachment, 106th Infantry Regiment, 27th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 27, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Ernest W. Blomgren, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Ronssoy, France, September 27, 1918. During the operations against the Hindenburg Line, east of Ronssoy, on September 27, 1918, Private Blomgren displayed unusual courage and bravery by going forward through the terrific shell and machine-gun fire to rescue wounded comrades.
General Orders 64, W.D., 1919
Home Town: New York, NY

BLOOD, ROBERT O.
Captain (Medical Corps), U.S. Army
103d Infantry (Attached), 26th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 20 - 23, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Robert O. Blood, Captain (Medical Corps), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Bouresches, France, July 20 - 23, 1918. Captain Blood remained with his battalion during the entire advance, working untiringly under heavy enemy fire at all times, superintending the evacuation of the wounded and caring for them in the most dangerous and exposed positions. On July 22 he established his dressing station in an advanced position that was constantly under shell fire, and many times left his station to go into the front lines to treat the wounded.
General Orders No. No. 125, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Concord, NH

*BLUMENTHAL, ALABEL
Private, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 128th Infantry Regiment, 32d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: August 2, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Alabel Blumenthal, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Cierges, France, August 2, 1918. As Private Blumenthal was dressing wounded men and carrying them into shell holes for protection, a heavy barrage was put down in the field where he was working but he nevertheless refused to seek cover, ministering to the wounded and reassuring them, until he was mortally wounded by a bursting shell.
General Orders 70, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Chicago, IL

BLYNN, JOHN M.
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 M. Blynn, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Somme- Py, France, October 2 - 9, 1918. Throughout the attack north of Somme-Py, Private Blynn worked day and night, repeatedly driving over roads under constant shell fire to the advanced dressing stations, and, when necessary, driving to points still farther to the front. On October 3, in front of the advanced infantry post, his ambulance was wrecked by a bursting shell. Securing another car, he evacuated the wounded.
General Orders No. No. 145, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Philadelphia, PA

BORDKAS, GUS
Private, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 354th Infantry Regiment, 89th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 1, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Gus Bordkas, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Barricourt, France, November 1, 1918. Private Bordkas showed great bravery and extraordinary heroism by dressing and evacuating the wounded under a terrific shell fire. While advancing with the front echelon he saw a comrade fall when a withering machine- gun fire was encountered, and without hesitation ran to his rescue, carrying the wounded man to the shelter of a shell hole.
General Orders No. 44, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Kansas City, MO

BOUGIE, JAMES
Private, U.S. Army
Sanitary Detachment, 106th Infantry Regiment, 27th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 29, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to James Bougie, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Ronssoy, France, September 29, 1918. During operations against the Hindenburg line Private Bougie went forward under a heavy shell and machine-gun fire and brought in wounded comrades, continuing his work even after he himself had been wounded.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Brooklyn, NY

BOYD, LAYTON A.
Private, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 2d Engineers, 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 9, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Layton A. Boyd, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Medeah Ferme, France, October 9, 1918. Exposed to enemy sniper and machine-gun fire, Private Boyd went in front of our lines to administer aid to a wounded officer, and also to wounded enemy troops. He also crawled to within 50 feet of an enemy machine gun and assisted in bringing a wounded comrade to safety.
General Orders No. 23, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Nowata, OK

*BOZENHART, ERNEST G.
Private, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 147th Infantry Regiment, 37th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 29, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Ernest G. Bozenhart, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Ivoiry, France, September 29, 1918 Making his way through heavy artillery and machine-gun fire, Private Bozenhart rendered valuable medical treatment to the wounded and assisted in bringing the men to safety and forwarding them to a first-aid station. In the performance of his duties he was shortly afterwards killed.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Toledo, OH

BRAGG, JAMES W.
Private, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 308th Infantry Regiment, 77th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 2 - 7, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to James W. Bragg, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Binarville, France, October 2 - 7, 1918. Private Bragg was on duty with a detachment of his regiment which was cut off and surrounded by the enemy in the Argonne Forest, France, for five days. Though he was without food throughout this period, he continued to render first aid to the wounded, exposing himself to heavy shell and machine-gun fire at the risk of his life until he was completely exhausted.
General Orders No. 20, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Webster County, WV

BREGGER, THOMAS
Private, U.S. Army
Hospital Corps, 7th Infantry Regiment, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 22 - 25, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Thomas Bregger, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near La Tulerie Farm, France, July 22 and near Le Channel, France, July 25, 1918. Private Bregger displayed exceptional courage while caring for the wounded soldiers of his battalion while under intense machine-gun and artillery fire. His efforts were unceasing, for a long period he was the only hospital corps man on duty, and when the battalion was relieved he voluntarily remained on duty, staying with the wounded throughout the night under the severe artillery fire.
General Orders 64, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Ithaca, NY

BROWN, ALBERT B.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 121st Field Artillery, 32d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: August 7 & 14, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Albert B. Brown, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near St. Gilles, south of Fismes, France, August 7 and 14, 1918. When a bombardment was laid down on the batteries of his regiment Sergeant Brown, on his own initiative, rushed his detachment to the assistance of the wounded, administering first aid and evacuating the wounded in spite of continued enemy shelling. On another occasion, when he was severely gassed and blinded by the explosion of a mustard gas shell, he made his way to a telephone and summoned medical assistance for the wounded, exposing himself to the increased danger from the effect of gas in order that the other wounded might be cared for.
General Orders No. 20, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Milwaukee, WI

BROWN, JAMES R.
Private, U.S. Army
110th Ambulance Company, 103d Sanitary Train, 28th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: August 10 - 13, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to James R. Brown, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Fismes, France, August 10 - 13, 1918. Because of the destruction from shell fire of 10 of the 13 ambulances of his company, Private Brown worked for 72 hours, 48 of them without rest, driving through a shell swept and gas-infested area, and thereby making possible the evacuation of the wounded.
General Orders No. 15, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Philadelphia, PA

*BROWN, JOHN
Private, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 11th Infantry Regiment, 5th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 5, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to John Brown, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Remonville, France, November 5, 1918. While making his way to the side of a wounded comrade, Private Brown was seriously wounded, but he refused to permit the litter bearers to take him to a dressing station until those wounded about him were first evacuated.
General Orders No. 44, W.D., 1919
Home Town: New York, NY

BROWN, PAUL FRANCIS
Captain (Medical Corps), U.S. Army
361st Infantry (Attached), 91st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 26 - 27, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Paul Francis Brown, Captain (Medical Corps), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Eclisfontaine, France, September 26 - 27, 1918. Captain Brown voluntarily advanced in front of our lines for the purpose of rescuing the wounded left in advance of the new lines by the retirement of a unit of the regiment. Due to his efforts 14 wounded Americans were brought safely back to our lines.
General Orders No. No. 35, W.D., 1920
Home Town: Minneapolis, MN

BROWNVILLE, CHARLES G.
Private, U.S. Army
Medical Department, 103d Infantry Regiment, 26th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 20 & 22, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Charles G. Brownville, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action east of Belleau, France, July 20 and 22, 1918. On July 20 and again on July 22 Private Brownville was conspicuous for his unfailing assistance to wounded under heavy fire of machine guns and his absolute fearlessness.
General Orders No. No. 125, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Needham, MA

BUDD, JOHN O.
Private, 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 John O. Budd, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Fossoy, France, July 15, 1918. Working throughout the heavy enemy artillery fire of July 15, which preceded the German offensive, Private Budd aided the wounded and evacuated 12 comrades from an exposed position.
General Orders No. 44, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Minden, NE

BUNCH, HENRY E.
Captain (Medical Corps), U.S. Army
168th Infantry Regiment, 42d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 13 - 16, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Henry E. Bunch, Captain (Medical Corps), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near the Bois-de-Chatillon, France, October 13 - 16, 1918. During the advance of his regiment in the Verdun sector he established aid stations at points as far advanced as possible and supervised them throughout the combat, working continuously, and fearlessly without food or rest. On October 14 this officer went out in advance of the front line to reconnoiter a site for an aid station and an ambulance route. Seeing a wounded officer lying about 300 meters from the enemy's line, he went to his rescue and carried him through terrific machine-gun and rifle fire to a shell hole, where he administered aid, in entire disregard of his own safety.
General Orders No. 13, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Camilla, GA

BURCHFIELD, JOSEPH H.
Private, U.S. Army
Medical Department, 16th Infantry Regiment, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 18 - 22, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Joseph H. Burchfield, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action throughout the operations south of Soissons, France, July 18 - 22, 1918. During the entire operation Private Burchfield repeatedly exposed himself to heavy enemy fire in order to dress and evacuate the wounded. On July 22 he went through a heavy enemy barrage to render first aid to the wounded in the front line and to evacuate them to the rear and was himself wounded while engaged in this work.
General Orders No. 99, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Cleveland, OH

BURDEN, EDWARD F.
Private, U.S. Army
Sanitary Detachment, 326th Infantry Regiment, 82d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 11, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Edward F. Burden, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near St. Juvin, France, October 11, 1918. Under heavy machine-gun and shell fire, Private Burden crossed and re-crossed the Aire River five times, administering first aid to forty wounded soldiers, until he collapsed from exhaustion.
General Orders 78, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Long Island City, NY

*BURKE, JOHN T. (AKA: JOHN P. O'ROURKE)
Private, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 9th Infantry Regiment, 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 3 - 9, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to John T. Burke, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action under the name John P. O'Rourke. (See alias for citation)
Home Town: , Unknown

BURKE, WALTER F.
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 311th Infantry Regiment, 78th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 25 - 26, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Walter F. Burke, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Vieville-en-Haye, France, September 25 - 26, 1918. During an extreme shelling Private Burke cared for the wounded, although exposed at all times to the hazard of the rain of shells. He was stunned by the concussion of a high-explosive shell, which killed men on both sides of him, but he continued until ordered to the aid post. He volunteered and returned to the lines to relieve a comrade who had fallen from exhaustion.
General Orders No. 44, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Orange, NJ

*CALDEIRA, JOSEPH R.
Private, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 30th Infantry Regiment, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 9, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Joseph R. Caldeira, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action in Bois-de-Cunel, near Madeline Farm, France, October 9, 1918. Subjected to heavy shell, machine gun, and rifle fire, Private Caldeira displayed exceptional courage in evacuating wounded from the front line to battalion aid station, which he continued until instantly killed by a shell.
General Orders No. No. 49, W.D., 1922
Home Town: Hayward, CA

CALDWELL, GEORGE W.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 76th Field Artillery, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 15, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to George W. Caldwell, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near la Trinite Ferme, France, July 15, 1918. Although suffering from a severe gassing, received after his mask had been shot away by the fragment of a shell, Sergeant Caldwell continued through the heavy shelling to administer aid to the wounded.
General Orders No. 44, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Lake George, NY

CANAVAN, PATRICK
Private, 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 Patrick Canavan, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near St. Etienne-a-Arnes, France, October 3 - 9, 1918. Private Canavan gave aid to the wounded under severe shell and machine-gun fire, and was wounded twice before he left the field. He refused the aid of stretcher bearers and walked alone to the ambulance station.
General Orders No. 35, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Campello, MA

CAPPEL, MARVIN
Captain (Medical Corps), U.S. Army
9th Infantry (Attached), 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 3, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Marvin Cappel, Captain (Medical Corps), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Medeah Farm, France, October 3, 1918. Captain Cappel visited the front line continually, both night and day, supervising the evacuation of the wounded, personally directing the work of the stretcher bearers, and on several occasions, when the fighting was most severe, ran forward, under intense artillery and machine-gun fire, and personally gave first-aid and carried in the wounded.
General Orders No. 21, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Alexandria, LA

CARTER, HUGH C.
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Sanitary Detachment, 115th Infantry Regiment, 29th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 11 - 17, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Hugh C. Carter, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Verdun, France, October 11 - 17, 1918. On October 11 Private Carter dressed and treated wounded men on the front line under shell fire continuously for two hours. On October 16 he carried a wounded officer on his back, under shell fire, into the first-aid station. On October 17 he directed litter bearers to the front line and helped to evacuate the wounded. All during the drive he went back and forth to the dressing station for bandages and medicine for the wounded, and daily during the attacks he would search the woods for wounded men.
General Orders No. 1, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Baltimore, MD

CARTER, JOHN C.
Private, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 118th Infantry Regiment, 30th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 5 - 17, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to John C. Carter, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Vaux Andigny, France, October 5 - 17, 1918. Private Carter displayed notable bravery in administering aid to wounded men and carrying them to the aid station under heavy fire. He also assisted in maintaining liaison to the flanks and rear of his company under continuous fire, volunteering and carrying a message under especially hazardous conditions and during an enemy counterattack. During this engagement, Private Carter was wounded, but he declined to leave his post until ordered to do so by an officer.
General Orders 87, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Columbia, SC

CASE, ARCHIE B.
Private, U.S. Army
Sanitary Detachment, 108th Infantry Regiment, 27th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 29, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Archie B. Case, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action east of Ronssoy, France, September 29, 1918. During the operations against the Hindenburg line Private Case repeatedly left shelter and went forward into the open, under heavy shell and machine-gun fire, and succeeded in bandaging and carrying back to our lines many wounded soldiers.
General Orders No. 20, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Rochester, NY

CHAMPION, HERBERT O.
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Sanitary Detachment, 105th Engineers, 30th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 16, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Herbert O. Champion, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Proven, Belgium, July 16, 1918. When an enemy airplane dropped a bomb in the camp of his organization killing one soldier and wounding seven including himself, Private Champion administered first aid to the other wounded, helped carry them to the dressing station, and there gave further assistance in dressing and evacuating the wounded men, never mentioning his own serious injuries until he knew that all the others had been cared for.
General Orders No. No. 145, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Mooresboro, NC

CHAPIN, IVORY H.
Private, U.S. Army
101st Ambulance Company, 101st Sanitary Train, 26th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 25, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Ivory H. Chapin, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Wadonville, France, September 25, 1918. Private Chapin assisted in establishing a dressing station in dugout under heavy shell fire. When it was destroyed by a shell he worked unceasingly in the open under fire from enemy machine guns and snipers, caring for the wounded. He remained at his post for several hours after his station had been ordered closed, permitting neither his own exhaustion nor the enemy fire to deter him from aiding the wounded.
General Orders No. No. 139, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Hurley, NM

CLAFLIN, JAMES A.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 5th Machine-Gun Battalion, 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 13, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to James A. Claflin, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Thiaucourt, France, September 13, 1918. In a territory swept by the direct fire of two German batteries Sergeant Claflin displayed great courage and devotion to duty in giving first aid to the wounded and in superintending their removal to a place of safety.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Philadelphia, PA

CLARK, HAROLD S.
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 104th Infantry Regiment, 26th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 18 - 21, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Harold S. Clark, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Belleau and Girvy, France, July 18 - 21, 1918. While a member of the medical detachment, Private Clark exhibited rare courage and devotion to duty, repeatedly exposing himself to a concentration of hostile machine-gun fire while applying first aid and carrying wounded men from the front lines to the dressing stations. His complete disregard for his own safety and his devotion to his comrades greatly inspired the men of his battalion.
General Orders No. No. 15, W.D., 1923
Home Town: Ware, MA

CLEVERLY, IRVING N.
Private, U.S. Army
Sanitary Detachment, 107th Infantry Regiment, 33d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 28, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Irving N. Cleverly, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Ronssoy, France, September 28, 1918. Private Cleverly voluntarily accompanied Sergeants John W. Schwengler and Harry W. Green, 107th Infantry, advanced 250 yards in front of the company's position in the face of intense enemy machine-gun fire at short range, rescued a badly wounded soldier who had lain exposed to this fire for 24 hours, carried the wounded man back to comparative shelter, and dressed his wounds, undoubtedly saving the life of the wounded man. This gallant and heroic act was an object lesson of soldierly conduct and greatly inspired the men of the 107th Infantry.
General Orders No. No. 15, W.D., 1923
Home Town: Brooklyn, NY

COCHRAN, CARLISLE C.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 30th Infantry Regiment, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 15, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Carlisle C. Cochran, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Crezancy, France, July 15, 1918. Sergeant Cochran, though severely injured in one foot early in the morning, persevered in the work of rendering first aid and assistance to the wounded exposed to heavy shell fire, until it became necessary for him to be evacuated later in the afternoon.
General Orders No. No. 16, W.D., 1920
Home Town: Huntersville, NC

COHAN, ABRAHAM
Private, U.S. Army
Sanitary Detachment, 103d Infantry Regiment, 26th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 9, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Abraham Cohan, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Verdun, France, November 9, 1918. After three others had failed in the attempt and were wounded, Private Cohan went out under terrific machine-gun fire and gave first aid to a wounded soldier.
General Orders No. 21, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Needham, MA

COLLINGE, PERCY T.
Sergeant First Class, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 316th Engineers, 91st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 1 - 2, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Percy T. Collinge, Sergeant First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Very, France, October 1 - 2, 1918. Sergeant First Class Collinge courageously and skillfully directed his men in giving aid to wounded soldiers under heavy shell fire. After being wounded he continued on duty until weariness forced him to go to the hospital. Within two days he was again with his detachment.
General Orders 71, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Los Angeles, CA

COMFORT, CHARLES W., JR.
(First Award)
Major (Medical Corps), U.S. Army
Medical Corps (Attached), 102d Infantry Regiment, 26th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: April 20, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Charles W. Comfort, Jr., Major (Medical Corps), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Seicheprey, France, April 20, 1918. Major Comfort administered first-aid for 36 hours, without rest or relief, to numerous wounded in the open, almost constantly under heavy artillery fire, and assisted in their evacuation thereby setting an example of heroic performance of his duties under the most trying circumstances.
General Orders No. 15, W.D., 1919
Home Town: New Haven, CT
Other Award: Distinguished Service Cross w/OLC (WWI)

COMFORT, CHARLES W., JR.
(Second Award)

Major (Medical Corps), U.S. Army
Medical Corps (Attached), 102d Infantry Regiment, 26th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 26, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Charles W. Comfort, Jr., Major (Medical Corps), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Marcheville, France, September 26, 1918, . Major comfort displayed the highest courage and devotion to duty being continually present on the front line administering first-aid to the wounded under violent artillery and machine- gun fire.
General Orders No. 15, W.D., 1919
Home Town: New Haven, CT
Other Award: Distinguished Service Cross (WWI)

CONDIT, GEORGE W.
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Medical Department, 353d Infantry Regiment, 89th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 2 - 3, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to George W. Condit, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Barricourt, France, November 2 - 3, 1918. Undeterred by seeing another man killed in attempting to reach a wounded soldier, who was lying in the open 100 yards from a wood, Private Condit fearlessly exposed himself to fire from enemy snipers and machine guns, and succeeded in carrying the wounded soldier to shelter. Throughout the attack of November 2-3, Private Condit worked under severe machine- gun fire without cover, in dressing wounds after all other first-aid men had become casualties.
General Orders 66, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Troy, KS

*CONNELL, ANDREW F.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
101st Ambulance Company, 101st Sanitary Train, 26th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 26, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Andrew F. Connell, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Saulx, September 26, 1918, Sergeant Connell labored unceasingly throughout the engagement treating and evacuating the wounded soldiers in the advanced areas. He made repeated trips through an intense barrage and was again returning to duty at the front after a trip through exceptionally heavy fire when he was killed by an exploding shell.
General Orders No. No. 133, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Rochester, NH

*COVERT, SAMUEL J.
Private, U.S. Army
Sanitary Detachment, 146th Infantry Regiment, 37th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 28, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Samuel J. Covert, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Montfaucon, France, September 28, 1918. Voluntarily leaving cover, Private Covert went through intense machine-gun and artillery fire to the assistance of a wounded soldier and was himself killed while administering first aid to the latter.
General Orders No. 50, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Londonville, OH

CRANDALL, DEWITT H.
Private, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 108th Infantry Regiment, 27th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 29, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Dewitt H. Crandall, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action east of Ronssoy, France, September 29, 1918. During the operations against the Hindenburg line, Private Crandall, although he had been twice wounded, courageously treated the wounded, inspiring the combat troops by his example until wounded a third time.
General Orders No. 20, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Canisteo, NY

CRAVEN, WILLIAM J.
Private First Class, U.S. Army
101st Ambulance Company, 101st Sanitary Train, 26th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 25 - 26, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to William J. Craven, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Wadonville, France, September 25 - 26, 1918. Private Craven assisted in establishing a dressing station in a dugout in an advanced position. When it was destroyed by a shell he worked unceasingly in the open under fire from enemy machine-guns and snipers, caring for the wounded. He remained at his post for several hours after his station had been ordered closed, permitting neither his own exhaustion nor the enemy fire to deter him from aiding the wounded.
General Orders No. No. 139, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Boston, MA

CROMPTON, WILLIAM H.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 9th Infantry Regiment, 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 7, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to William H. Crompton, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Blanc Mont Ridge, France, October 7, 1918. Sergeant Crompton continued attending the wounded after the first-aid station, in which he was working, was struck by a shell, which wounded him and killed one of the men.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Fall River, MA

CRUM, LEO J.
First Lieutenant (Medical Corps), U.S. Army
126th Infantry (Attached), 32d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: August 1, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Leo J. Crum, First Lieutenant (Medical Corps), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Cierges, France, July 31 and August 1, 1918. During the attack against Cierges by his regiment First Lieutenant Crum worked continuously and heroically under fire to treat and evacuate the wounded. When the house in which his first-aid station was located was struck by an enemy shell, he safely evacuated all of his patients and promptly established another aid station near the front. His untiring efforts and personal bravery saved the lives of many wounded and suffering men, and were a source of inspiration to the entire command.
General Orders No. No. 124, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Kalamazoo, MI

DAVIDSON, WILLIAM L.
Captain, U.S. Army (Dental Corps)
1st Battalion, 114th Infantry Regiment, 29th Division, AEF
Date of Action: 12 October 1918
Citation:
The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 9, 1918, takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Captain (Dental Corps) William Lee Davidson, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism in action while serving with Medical Detachment, 115th Infantry Regiment (Attached), 29th Division, A.E.F., north of Verdun, France, 12 October 1918. Captain Davidson, while attending wounded under heavy fire, was himself wounded by several pieces of shell fragments. Regardless of his own wounds, he continued in his care of the wounded, refusing to be treated until his regiment was relieved from the line, when several pieces of shell were removed from his head and shoulders.
General Order: War Department General Order Number 24, 1920
Home of Record: South Carolina

DAVIS, HOWARD HUBBER
First Lieutenant (Medical Corps), U.S. Army
12th Sherwood Foresters, British Army (Attached), A.E.F.
Date of Action: January 8, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Howard Hubber Davis, First Lieutenant (Medical Corps), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action in Templeux Quarries, France, January 8, 1918. Lieutenant Davis entered a dugout which had been caved in by enemy shell fire and ministered to the wounded. Although the dugout was under heavy shellfire, he performed an operation for amputation of a leg and thereby saved a soldier's life.
General Orders No. No. 138, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Cleveland, OH

DAVIS, THOMAS H.
Private First class, U.S. Army
Sanitary Detachment, 368th Infantry Regiment, 92d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 30, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Thomas H. Davis, Private First class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Binarville, France, September 30, 1918. Private Davis, with an officer and another soldier, 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: Hampton, VA

DAWSON, HAROLD A.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Sanitary Detachment, 126th Infantry Regiment, 32d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: August 31, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Harold A. Dawson, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Juvigny, France, August 31, 1918. Sergeant Dawson volunteered to go out into a field swept by artillery and machine-gun fire to administer first aid to wounded soldiers, constantly exposing himself to fire. His work saved the lives of many soldiers. After dark, when it was possible to remove the wounded from the field, he worked tirelessly during their evacuation to the first-aid station.
General Orders 71, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Kalamazoo, MI

DIENER, LOUIS
Captain (Medical Corps), U.S. Army
Sanitary Detachment, 112th Machine-Gun Battalion, 29th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 26 - 27, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Louis Diener, Captain (Medical Corps), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action in the Ravine de la Veux Michieux, France, October 26 - 27, 1918. Upon being notified that an enemy shell had struck a dugout occupied by the brigade radio detachment, Captain Diener ran to the aid of the buried men and worked tirelessly to rescue them. Despite the fact that numerous gas and high explosive shells were falling in the vicinity, he continued his efforts until he was certain that the three men remaining in the ruined dugout were dead.
General Orders No. 15, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Culpeper, VA

DODGE, CHARLIE M.
Second Lieutenant, Sanitary Corps, U.S. Army
Sanitary Detachment, 104th Infantry Regiment, 26th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: April 10, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Charlie M. Dodge, Second Lieutenant, Sanitary Corps, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Bois Brule, near Apremont, France, April 10, 1918. Second Lieutenant Dodge displayed conspicuous gallantry during the action of April 10, 1918, in running through a heavily shelled area to rescue an officer who had fallen mortally wounded, and at great personal risk carrying him to the dressing station.
General Orders No. 99, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Springfield, MA

*DOLLARD, WILLIAM B.
Private, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 1st Engineers, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 22, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to William B. Dollard, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Soissons, France, July 22, 1918. When he learned that a colonel lay wounded in an exposed position in front of the lines, Private Dollard asked and obtained permission of his company commander to go to the officer's assistance. While attempting to perform this courageous duty he was killed by machine-gun fire.
General Orders No. No. 1, W.D., 1926
Home Town: New Bedford, MA

*DOMMET, C. HARRY
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 108th Machine-Gun Battalion, 28th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 5, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to C. Harry Dommet, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Villette, France, September 5, 1918, while serving as first-aid man attached to Company B. Wounded, and sent back to the dressing station, Private Dommet learned that the other first-aid man attacked to his company had been sent back and that the company was without medical aid, he, despite his own wounds and weakened condition, returned to his company under heavy enemy fire and continued to minister to the wounded until relieved and sent to the hospital, where he died as a result of gunshot wounds on September 5, 1918. His great courage and self-sacrifice were an inspiration to the men of his battalion.
General Orders No. No. 13, W.D., 1923
Home Town: Lancaster, PA

*DONALDSON, GLENN S.
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Section No. 606, Ambulance Service, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 8, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Glenn S. Donaldson, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action northwest of Somme-Py, near St. Etienne, France, October 8, 1918. Private Donaldson showed conspicuous courage and devotion to duty in evacuating the wounded under the most trying conditions. He made repeated trips in plain view of enemy observers over roads under continuous shell fire. He was killed by a shell fragment while he was driving his ambulance over a heavily shelled road.
General Orders No. 21, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Winona, MN

DONALDSON, STUART S.
Private, U.S. Army
148th Ambulance Company, 112th Sanitary Train, 37th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 4, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Stuart S. Donaldson, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Heurne, Belgium, November 4th, 1918. With two other soldiers, Private Donaldson volunteered to rescue two wounded men, who had been lying in an exposed position on the opposite bank of the Scheldt River for two days. Making two trips across the stream, in the face of heavy machine gun and shell fire and his companions succeeded in carrying both the wounded men to shelter.
General Orders 87, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Toledo, OH

DONOVAN, JAMES J.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 312th Infantry Regiment, 78th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 16 - 20, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to James J. Donovan, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Grand Pre, France, October 16 - 20, 1918. In the face of heavy shell and machine-gun fire, and continuous gas attacks, Corporal Donovan established and maintained for four days a dressing station in a most advanced position. When an enemy attack seemed imminent, he refused to retire to safety, but remained at his post, being relieved, after his comrades had advanced.
General Orders No. 35, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Bayonne, NJ

DOUDNA, JOHN F.
First Lieutenant (Medical Corps), U.S. Army
362d Infantry (Attached), 91st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 25, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to John F. Doudna, First Lieutenant (Medical Corps), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Gesnes, France, September 25, 1918. First Lieutenant Doudna was under constant shell fire with his battalion for 17 days, and though he had been painfully wounded by a machine-gun bullet, he remained at his post, rendering first aid to the wounded night and day, performing the duties of two other medical officers who had been incapacitated in addition to his own. Lieutenant Doudna's utter disregard for personal danger and complete devotion to duty made possible the rapid evacuation of the wounded, thus materially keeping up the morale of the combat troops and alleviating the suffering of the wounded.
General Orders No. No. 139, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Lake City, MI

DOVELL, CHAUNCEY E.
First Lieutenant (Medical Corps), U.S. Army
371st Infantry Regiment, 93d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 28 - 30, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Chauncey E. Dovell, First Lieutenant (Medical Corps), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Bussy Farm, Ardeuil, Montfauxelle, and Trieres Farm, France, September 28 - 30, 1918. Throughout three days of most intense action, Lieutenant Doveil worked unceasingly in caring for the wounded, disregarding a severe wound which he himself received in the neck by shall fragment. He remained continuously on duty, giving an example of fortitude and courage to all about him.
General Orders 78, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Somerset, VA

DOYLE, JOHN W.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 125th Infantry Regiment, 32d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: August 1, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to John W. Doyle, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Cierges, France, August 1, 1918. The Infantry, forced by vastly superior numbers to seek a more advantageous position, left 21 wounded men between the lines. Sergeant Doyle, together with Lieutenant Warde B. Smith and Private Krause, Medical Detachment, 125th Infantry, in broad daylight under concentrated machine-gun and artillery fire carried the wounded men to a place of safety, thus undoubtedly saving their lives. The indomitable courage and spirit thus displayed inspired the troops with renewed determination and courage.
General Orders No. 9, W.D., 1923
Home Town: Breckenridge, MI

DRAUGHON, EDGAR S. W.
Private, U.S. Army
Sanitary Detachment, 120th Infantry Regiment, 30th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 29 - October 20, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Edgar S. W. Draughon, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near St. Quentin, France, September 29 to October 20, 1918. Throughout this period Private Draughon labored unceasingly in evacuating the wounded from the front lines to the battalion aid post. On October 19 Private Draughon, with complete disregard for his personal safety, advanced under heavy shell and machine-gun fire beyond the front line, rendered first aid to a wounded officer, and assisted him to the rear.
General Orders No. 35, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Fayetteville, NC

DUBOIS, RUSSELL L.
Private, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 308th Infantry Regiment, 77th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: August 20, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Russell L. Dubois, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Ville Savoye, France, August 20, 1918. Although suffering acutely from the effects of mustard gas, Private Dubois refused to be evacuated, because of the great need of medical attention among his comrades. For three days he remained at his post, and only went to the rear when ordered to do so by his commanding officer.
General Orders No. 35, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Mount Kisco, NY

DUFFY, FRANCIS A.
Private, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 310th Infantry Regiment, 78th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 21 & October 16, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Francis A. Duffy, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Thiaucourt and Grand Pre, France, September 21 and October 16, 1918. On September 21, at Thiaucourt, France, Private Duffy remained in the front line trenches under heavy artillery and machine-gun fire, caring for the wounded, and displaying utter disregard for personal danger while administering first-aid treatment to 40 men. During the advance of his company from Statuvin to Grand Pre, Private Duffy followed immediately behind the first wave, under heavy machine-gun and shell fire, caring for the wounded as they fell.
General Orders No. 20, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Florence, NJ

DUFFY, MARK MATTHEW
First Lieutenant (Medical Corps), U.S. Army
124th Field Artillery (Attached), 33d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 1, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Mark Matthew Duffy, First Lieutenant (Medical Corps), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Romagne, France, November 1, 1918. First Lieutenant Duffy displayed exceptional bravery in caring for the wounded and directing their evacuation under heavy shell fire. During the action he went under concentrated fire and rescued several wounded men.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Chicago, IL

*DULANEY, DICK
Private, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 357th Infantry Regiment, 90th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 10, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Dick Dulaney, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Bantheville, France, November 10, 1918. Having been assigned to a company as first-aid man, Private Dulaney rendered most valiant service, working constantly under terrific fire. Never considering his own safety, he was always ready to administer to the wounded, his continued exposure resulting in wounds so severe that his death followed a few hours after receiving them.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: El Reno, OK

DUNN, DON
Private First Class, U.S. Army
140th Ambulance Company, 110th Sanitary Train, 35th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 29, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Don Dunn, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Charpentry, France, September 29, 1918. Working as a litter bearer in the advanced area, when our front line dropped back, Private First Class Dunn remained on the field alone during the night, dressed the wounds of a number of soldiers, and carried them to the protection of a shell hole, later carrying them back to the Dressing Station. He continually exposed himself to machine-gun and artillery fire during this work.
General Orders No. 59, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Oklahoma City, OK

DUNN, JOSEPH H.
First Lieutenant, Ambulance Corps, U.S. Army
101st Ambulance Company, 101st Sanitary Train, 26th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 25 - 26, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Joseph H. Dunn, First Lieutenant, Ambulance Corps, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Marcheville, France, September 25 - 26, 1918. Captain Dunn assisted in establishing and maintaining an ambulance dressing station in an advanced position, where he labored heroically dressing and evacuating the wounded in full view of the enemy, under constant heavy bombardment by the enemy.
General Orders No. No. 14, W.D., 1925
Home Town: Rockland, MA