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Distinguished Service Cross - World War I (E-G)

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

Interesting Notes:

Includes 1LT Lee M. English a Dental Corps Officer

Captain Harold J. Gordon, and First Lieutenants Norris W. Gillette and Jefferson B. Fletcher were Ambulance Corps officers.

* Denotes Posthumous Award

EICHORN, VICTOR L.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Sanitary Detachment, 165th Infantry Regiment, 42d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 16, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Victor L. Eichorn, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at St. Benoit, France, September 16, 1918. While the regimental dressing station was under heavy shell fire Sergeant Eichern volunteered to lead a squad of litter bearers to rescue several wounded men of another regiment who had been caught in a heavy barrage. He succeeded in leading his squad for a distance of three kilometers through a constant severe bombardment under direct observation of the enemy artillery and snipers to an outpost outside of his own regimental sector. He brought in one wounded officer and seven severely wounded soldiers without losing any of his own men.
General Orders No. No. 131, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Brooklyn, NY

EMERY, DONALD
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Medical Department, 107th Infantry Regiment, 27th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: August 22, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Donald Emery, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Dickebusch, France, August 22, 1918. Displaying an absolute disregard of danger in caring for wounded under shell and rifle fire and a continuous cheerfulness under trying conditions, Private First Class Emery’s courageous example was inspiring to his comrades.
General Orders No. 99, W.D., 1918
Home Town: New York, NY

ENGLISH, LEE M.
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army Dental Corps
(Attached), 314th Infantry Regiment, 79th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 29, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Lee M. English, First Lieutenant, Dental Corps, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Montfaucon, France, September 29, 1918. Although he had received a very painful wound two days previous, Lieutenant English remained on duty at an aid station under heavy shell fire until it was completely destroyed and many of the inmates and attendants killed or wounded. He assisted in caring for these wounded and directing their evacuation and then dressed the wounded on the field until an aid station could be located farther to the rear.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Bedford, OH

EVANS, WILLIAM C.
Private, U.S. Army
Sanitary Detachment, 306th Infantry Regiment, 77th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: August 27 - 28, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to William C. Evans, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Bazoches, France, August 27 - 28, 1918. This soldier showed extraordinary heroism and devotion to duty by attending the wounded without rest or relief, under heavy shell fire, until he fell unconscious from exhaustion. He remained at work for two days and a half under circumstances which called for the greatest determination and courage.
General Orders No. No. 100, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Plainsville, PA

EVERSOLE, CLAY
Private, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 148th Infantry Regiment, 37th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 27, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Clay Eversole, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Cierges, France, September 27, 1918. During the advance of Company K, 148th Infantry, Private Eversole frequently exposed himself to great danger by carrying a number of wounded men through heavy machine-gun fire from an open field to a place of safety.
General Orders No. No. 27, W.D., 1922
Home Town: Dayton, OH

FAISON, JAMES K.
Private, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 118th Infantry Regiment, 30th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 13 - 17, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to James K. Faison, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Vaux-Andigny, France, October 13 - 17, 1918. During the advance in the vicinity of Vaux-Andigny, Private James K. Faison for four days and four nights worked unceasingly dressing the wounded and gave them food and water. On five different occasions, he went out over ground swept by enemy shell and machine-gun fire to rescue the wounded, at times within 100 yards and in direct view of the enemy positions.
General Orders No. No. 133, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Bennettsville, SC

FALKINBURG, EDWIN A.
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 Edwin A. Falkinburg, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Chevieres, France, October 21, 1918. Private Falkinburg 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, although 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. 15, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Bernegat, NJ

FALLS, ROY NISEL (AKA: NISEL RAFALSKY)
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Sanitary Detachment, 115th Infantry Regiment, 29th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 9 - 12, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Roy Nisel Falls, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action under the name Nisel Rafalsky. (See alias for citation)
Home Town: Unknown

FEATHERS, EARL H.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 9th Machine-Gun Battalion, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 12 - 15 & November 10, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Earl H. Feathers, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Bois-de-Cunel, France, October 12 - 15, 1918. Sergeant Feathers, with utter disregard of his personal safety, voluntarily made five trips into No Mans land under heavy artillery and machine gun fire, bringing in wounded. On another occasion he went through a barrage in order to replenish the front-line medical supply.
General Orders No. 26, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Dover Plains, NY

*FEGELEY, BYRON S.
Private, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 7th Infantry Regiment, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 1, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Byron S. Fegeley, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Cierges, France, October 1, 1918. After having been rendered unconscious for two hours by an exploding shell, Private Fegeley, upon recovering consciousness, continued to administer first aid to the wounded. Later, while carrying a severely wounded man to safety, he was fatally wounded by a shell fragment.
General Orders No. No. 16, W.D., 1920
Home Town: Hamburg, NJ

*FEINBERG, HIRCHE J.
Private, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 4th Infantry Regiment, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 6, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Hirche J. Feinberg, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Cunel, France, October 6, 1918. After all the officers and noncommissioned officers of the company to which he was attached had become casualties, with the exception of the company commander, Private Feinberg voluntarily assisted in reorganizing the company and holding the men together, continually going up and down along the line under the severe enemy fire until he was killed.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: New York, NY

*FENTON, NEAL D.
Corporal, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 26th Infantry Regiment, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 6, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Neal D. Fenton, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Verdun, France, October 6, 1918. Corporal Fenton volunteered and went forward in the face of direct concentrated machine-gun fire to the rescue of a wounded man. He was killed while attempting this rescue.
General Orders No. 44, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Hutchinson, KS

FENWICK, EDWARD G.
Private, U.S. Army
Section No. 517, Ambulance Service (French Army Attached)
Date of Action: June 7, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Edward G. Fenwick, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Abeele, France, on the morning of June 7, 1918. After having suffered severe injuries, with no thought of himself, Private Fenwick walked some distance to camp and procured assistance for the three wounded soldiers whom he had removed from his car after it had been struck by a high-explosive shell.
General Orders No. No. 109, W.D., 1918
Home Town: East Falls Church, VA

FERRELL, WILLIAM M.
Private First Class, 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 William M. Ferrell, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Verdun, France, November 5, 1918. While rendering first aid under terrific fire, Private Ferrell was severely wounded. In spite of his injury, he continued to dress the wounds of a comrade, after which he helped him back to the first-aid station. Even after returning, he displayed more interest in the wounds of another than he did in caring for his own wounds.
General Orders No. 46, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Ashland, MS

FILLYAN, WALTER J.
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 4th Infantry Regiment, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 5, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Walter J. Fillyan, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Cunel, France, October 5, 1918. Having been wounded and ordered to the rear, Private Fillyan nevertheless continued to administer first-aid treatment to other wounded men under constant shell fire, until he was wounded a second time, when he was evacuated, despite his protests.
General Orders 89, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Fayetteville, NC

*FINN, HENRY
Private, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 4th Infantry Regiment, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 23, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Henry Finn, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Les Franquettes Farm, France, July 23, 1918. Despite the severe bombardment of machine guns, Private Finn went into an open field to administer aid to wounded officers and men. He was killed while rendering aid to these men.
General Orders No. 32, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Portal, ND

FITZGERALD, ROBERT J.
Private, U.S. Army
Section No. 625, Ambulance Service (French Army Attached)
Date of Action: September 3, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Robert J. Fitzgerald, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Soissons, France, September 3, 1918. His ambulance broke down while he was on his way to an advanced post along a road then under steady machine-gun fire. In spite of the enemy fire, he attempted to repair the machine, but was unable to do so. Securing assistance, he repaired it under fire in full view of the enemy and continued to make repeated trips with wounded through machine-gun and artillery bombardment.
General Orders No. 15, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Ben Avon, PA

FLETCHER, JEFFERSON B.
First Lieutenant, Ambulance Corps, U.S. Army
Section No. 517, Ambulance Service, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 6, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Jefferson B. Fletcher, First Lieutenant, Ambulance Corps, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Autry (Ardennes), France, October 6, 1918. First Lieutenant Fletcher was on his way to establish an advance aid station during a heavy bombardment when he was wounded by a shell fragment and his right ear drum broken. Two men accompanying him were killed, and the concussion of the exploding shell knocked him into a ditch full of water, where he lay for an hour. Displaying unfaltering devotion to duty, he continued on his mission, established the aid station, and remained in command of his section.
General Orders No. No. 137, W.D., 1918
Home Town: New York, NY

*FORTH, HERMAN
Private, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 341st Machine-Gun Battalion, 89th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 2, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Herman Forth, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action in the Bois-de-Barricourt, France, November 2, 1918. Private Forth in the face of enemy machine-gun fire, went to the aid of two severely wounded soldiers, carried them into a shell hole, dressed their wounds, and, while endeavoring to get the blankets from the packs of the wounded men, was struck in the head by a machine-gun bullet and instantly killed.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Wayne City, IL

FOWLE, JOHN G.
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 John G. Fowle, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Juvigny, France, August 31, 1918. Under harassing machine-gun fire, and in plain view of the enemy, Sergeant Fowle voluntarily went forward a distance of 150 yards to dress the wounds of an officer. He returned for assistance after which he removed the officer to a place of safety.
General Orders 64, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Traverse City, MI

FOX, CHARLES M.
Captain (Medical Corps), U.S. Army
353d Infantry Regiment, 89th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 26, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Charles M. Fox, Captain (Medical Corps), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Bantheville, France, October 26, 1918. Although he was suffering from the effects of gas, Captain Fox maintained his battalion dressing station under a terrific bombardment of gas and high explosive shells, which had almost demolished his station, continuing to care for the wounded and refusing to be evacuated until blindness rendered him unable to work.
General Orders 66, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Chicago, IL

FRIES, GEORGE J., JR.
Private, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 319th Infantry Regiment, 80th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 11, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to George J. Fries, Jr., Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Cunel, France, October 11, 1918. For two days and nights Private Fries worked incessantly as the only first-aid man with two companies in the front line. On several occasions he went out in front of our lines under heavy enemy fire, to aid wounded men and to help bring them back to our line, his pack and equipment being badly torn by pieces of shrapnel.
General Orders No. 35, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Carrick, PA

GAGE, GEORGE H.
Captain (Medical Corps), U.S. Army
28th Infantry Regiment, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: March 17, May 28, & July 18 - 22, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to George H. Gage, Captain (Medical Corps), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Rembercourt, France on March 17, 1918, and at Cantigny, May 28, 1918. Conspicuous for his courage, Captain Gage gave inspiration to the officers and men of the command by his extraordinary heroism throughout the operations south of Soissons, July 18 to 22, 1918, and especially at Berzy-le-Sec, July 21, 1918, when he accompanied the first line and attended the wounded in the open under incessant machine-gun and artillery fire.
General Orders No. No. 117, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Rochester, NY

*GAMMELL, WARREN S.
Sergeant 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 Warren S. Gammell, Sergeant First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action northwest of Somme-Py, near St. Etienne, France, October 8, 1918. Sergeant Gammel showed conspicuous courage and devotion to duty in evacuating the wounded under most trying conditions. He made repeated trips in plain view of the enemy observers over roads under continuous shell fire. He was killed by a shell fragment while riding in an ambulance to an advanced post.
General Orders No. 15, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Madison, MN

GASTON, PAUL J.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Sanitary Detachment, 121st Machine-Gun Battalion, 32d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: August 1, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Paul J. Gaston, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action in front of Bellevue Farm, near Cierges, France, August 1, 1918. During the attack on Bellevue Farm Sergeant Gaston worked energetically throughout the engagement which continued from 2 to 10 p. m., to give first aid to the wounded and to carry them to the dressing station. He was under fire of snipers continuously and frequently went into shell and machine-gun fire to administer to wounded soldiers. His calmness and courage was a source of inspiration to the combat troops.
General Orders No. No. 124, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Rhinelander, WI

GEE, OTHEL J.
First Lieutenant (Medical Corps), U.S. Army
20th Field Artillery (Attached), 5th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 27, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Othel J. Gee, First Lieutenant (Medical Corps), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Vieville-en-Haye, France, September 27, 1918. Lieutenant Gee voluntarily ran to the assistance of a wounded soldier, dressed his wounds, and carried him to shelter through severe shell fire.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Timpson, TX

GEHRIS, JACK D.
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 308th Infantry Regiment, 77th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 2 & 5, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Jack D. Gehris, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Binarville, France, October 2 and 5, 1918. Under a heavy enemy barrage Private Gehris went to the rescue of two severely wounded men and carried them to a place offering scant shelter, where they were forced to remain until aid arrived the next morning. On October 5, 1918, when a shell struck his first-aid station, lulling two and wounding five others, he, although wounded, administered first aid to his comrades before receiving medical attention for himself.
General Orders No. 35, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Easton, PA

GILKESON, SHANKLIN EBENEZER
Sergeant, U.S. Army
167th Ambulance Company, 42d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 16, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Shanklin Ebenezer Gilkeson, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at St. Benoit, France, September 16, 1918. While the regimental dressing station was under heavy shell fire Sergeant Gilkeson volunteered to lead a squad of litter bearers to rescue several wounded men of another regiment who had been caught in a heavy barrage. Although he was wounded himself, he succeeded in leading the squad for a distance of 3 kilometers through a constant severe bombardment under direct observation of the enemy artillery and snipers to an outpost outside of his own regimental sector. He brought in one wounded officer and seven severely wounded soldiers without losing any of his men.
General Orders No. No. 131, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Claremore, OK

GILLEN, EDWARD N.
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 Edward N. Gillen, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Hearne, Belgium, November 4, 1918. With two other soldiers, Private Gillen 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 companions succeeded in carrying both the wounded men to shelter.
General Orders No. 59, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Toledo, OH

GILLETT, TOD FORD
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Section No. 647, Ambulance Service, A.E.F.
Date of Action: June 19, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Tod Ford Gillett, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action June 19, 1918, near Beaumont, France. Private First Class Gillett volunteered to proceed with his ambulance under heavy bombardment to bring wounded men to a place of safety. While returning on this perilous trip he was killed by a shell.
General Orders No. No. 126, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Tampa, FL

GILLETTE, NORRIS W.
First Lieutenant, Ambulance Corps, U.S. Army
148th Ambulance Company, 112th Sanitary Train, 37th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 26, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Norris W. Gillette, First Lieutenant, Ambulance Corps, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Montfaucon, France, September 26, 1918. While in command of a medical detachment working forward through the woods on the right flank of the 73d Brigade sector, Lieutenant Gillette encountered a large number of men in confusion who were without officers and under fire from enemy snipers located both at the edge of the woods and at a strong point on a knoll beyond it. By his remarkable courage and tact, and through the power of his inspiring heroic example, the scattered troops were reorganized into squad and platoon groups and took up a position from which they as part of a battalion later moved forward and drove the enemy from the woods and overcame the enemy's strong point.
General Orders No. No. 56, W.D., 1922
Home Town: Toledo, OH

GILLILAND, SAMUEL F.
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 11th Field Artillery, 6th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 9 - 10, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Samuel F. Gilliland, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Laneuville, France, November 9 - 10, 1918. Private First Class Gilliland made repeated trips over a road which was under continuous shell fire, he being the only driver who would risk driving over this road. On one trip his ambulance was struck by a shell, which wounded him, killed one of his patients, and caused fresh wounds to several others, but he continued on duty, evacuating the wounded of his own and other organizations.
General Orders No. 46, W.D., 1919
Home Town: South Boston, VA

GOLD, THOMAS B.
First Lieutenant (Medical Corps), U.S. Army
119th Infantry Regiment, 30th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 8 & October 18 - 19, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Thomas B. Gold, First Lieutenant (Medical Corps), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Busigny, France, October 9, 1918 and Mazinghien, France, October 18 - 19, 1918. During the attack of October 9 Lieutenant Gold established his aid post in a roadside shrine up with the front line, where he rendered valuable assistance to the wounded. On another occasion he established alone a post close to the front line, where he again gave treatment until the heavy fire of the enemy forced him to withdraw. During the advance of October 18 - 19 he established another frontline post under the enemy fire and thus saved the lives of many of the troops.
General Orders No. 44, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Lawndale, NC

GOODING, ROY H.
Private, 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 Roy H. Gooding, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Somme-Py, France, October 2 - 9, 1918. Private Gooding volunteered and drove an ambulance at night, relieving men who were exhausted, and evacuated wounded from the most advanced posts under shell fire. On October 5 he voluntarily went out and repaired an ambulance which had been damaged by a shell, in direct view of the enemy, who shelled the place continually as he worked. On October 7 he repaired another car under the same circumstances, assuring the prompt evacuation of the wounded.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: West Haven, CT

GORDON, HAROLD J.
Captain, Ambulance Corps, 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 Harold J. Gordon, Captain, U.S. Army, Ambulance Corps, for extraordinary heroism in action near Hearne, Belgium, November 4, 1918. Although in command of an ambulance company and not required to work so far forward, Captain Gordon voluntarily crossed the river and sought out wounded among the troops in the advance line. Finding two severely wounded men, he gave them first aid under withering machine-gun, rifle, and shellfire, arranged such shelter for them as he could, then sought assistance to carry them on to safety. Returning with three men of his company, the bearers placed one of the wounded on an improvised litter, while the other was carried on the shoulders of the officer until the latter was exhausted. The fire becoming more intense, the wounded man was placed on the ground and encouraged by the officer to crawl to safety, the latter crawling beside him and protecting him from the enemy's fire with his own body.
General Orders No. 9, W.D., 1923
Home Town: Cleveland, OH

GRABAU, JOHN C.
Captain (Medical Corps), U.S. Army
106th Field Artillery (Attached), 27th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 3, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to John C. Grabau, Captain (Medical Corps), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Brabant-sur-Meuse, France, November 3, 1918. Captain Grabau displayed great coolness and courage, while under a heavy shellfire, in going to the assistance of a wounded soldier, and although twice knocked down by exploding shells and badly wounded in the arm, he continued his efforts until he ascertained the soldier was dead. Later, at the dressing station, although bleeding profusely, he refused to attend to his own wounds until he had dressed the wounds of several other men.
General Orders No. No. 56, W.D., 1922
Home Town: Buffalo, NY

GRAHAM, JOHN D.
Corporal, 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. Graham, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Somme-Py, October 2 - 9, 1918. Corporal Graham was on duty continuously during this period, at the most advanced marine post, assuring the prompt evacuation of the wounded and gassed. On the night of October 5, hearing that several ambulances were needed to evacuate a number of wounded who were very close to the line, Corporal Graham, accompanied by the driver, passed over a road and across a field raked by machine-gun and shell fire and evacuated the wounded that were at this place. On October 6 he worked under shell fire practically the whole day at an advanced post, superintending the loading of the ambulances and the rapid evacuation of the wounded.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Philadelphia, PA

*GRIFFITH, OSCAR C.
Private First Class, U.S. Army
12th Ambulance Company, 1st Sanitary Train, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: April 26, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Oscar C. Griffith, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Villers-Tournelle, France on April 26, 1918. Private First Class Griffith displayed extraordinary heroism and devotion to duty in going to the assistance of a wounded man lying in the open and administering first aid under heavy fire. He was killed while engaged in this courageous service.
General Orders No. 88, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Gadsden, AL

GRISWOLD, CHAUNCEY J.
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 312th Infantry Regiment, 78th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 16, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Chauncey J. Griswold, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Grand Pre, France, October 16, 1918. Private Griswold volunteered to leave his battalion which was in support, and went forward to the front line where he established a dressing station. He remained with this advance station during the entire time it was in the line and gave first aid to the wounded under constant shell fire and through frequent gas attacks.
General Orders No. 35, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Dorchester, MA

GUNN, FRED L.
Private, Medical Department, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 28th Infantry, AEF
Date of Action: 28 – 31 May 1918
Citation:
The Commander in Chief, in the name of the President, has awarded the Distinguished Service Cross to the following members and deceased members of the American Expeditionary Forces and of the Allied Armies for the acts of extraordinary heroism described after their names. Private Fred L. Gunn, at the battle of Cantigny, France, 28-31 May, 1918, repeatedly, on his own initiative, left the security of the trench to administer first aid under fire and in full view of enemy snipers and machine gunners. His brave conduct was a noble example and his ministration relieved suffering and saved lives. (Note: As displayed in Special Citation Order No. 2)
General Orders: Special Citation Order No. 2, American Expeditionary Forces, 30 September 1918
Home of Record: Kent, TX