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Interesting Notes:

Majors Reuben Hamilton, Horatio Jackson, and Albert Kenner, were Medical Corps officers.

CPT Otto L.H. Hine was a Dental Corps officer.

Captain Ray Humphrey was a Medical Corps officer.

First Lieutenants Lee Hadley, James Hall, George Howe, Alason Hull, Thomas Edward Jones, and Willis Keenan, were Medical Corps officers.

* Denotes Posthumous Award

HADLEY, LEE A.
First Lieutenant (Medical Corps), U.S. Army
106th Infantry (Attached), 27th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 29, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Lee A. Hadley, First Lieutenant (Medical Corps), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Ronssoy, France, September 29, 1918. Under observation of the enemy and with complete disregard for his own safety Lieutenant Hadley ran and crawled 200 yards to a shell hole where eighteen of his men had been killed or wounded by shellfire. Dressing the wounds of twelve of the surviving men, he carried each of them 100 yards to a place of safety under intense enemy machine-gun and artillery fire; from this point they were evacuated by members of a sanitary detachment. Two of the wounded men were killed by enemy fire while being carried in the arms of this officer. The undaunted bravery of Lieutenant Hadley was an inspiration to every member of his organization.
General Orders No. No. 14, W.D., 1923
Home Town: Lacona, NY

HALE, CLAUD P.
Private First Class, 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 Claud P. Hale, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Remonville, France, November 1, 1918. Braving the deadly machine-gun and artillery fire, he worked unceasingly, and with no regard for his personal safety in administering to wounded men and assisting them to places of safety. He constantly went forward into the open under machine-gun fire to aid fallen comrades, and his work was the means of saving many lives.
General Orders 64, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Martinsburg, MO

HALL, JAMES G.
First Lieutenant (Medical Corps), U.S. Army
360th Infantry Regiment, 90th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 12 - 15, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to James G. Hall, First Lieutenant (Medical Corps), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Montauville, France, September 12 - 15, 1918. In spite of severe wounds, including two broken ribs, received on the first day of the action, Lieutenant Hall continued at his post for three days administering aid to the wounded throughput the combat. Numbers of lives were saved by his heroism and devotion to duty.
General Orders No. No. 27, W.D., 1920
Home Town: Atlanta, GA

HAMILTON, REUBEN G.
Major (Medical Corps), U.S. Army
Headquarters Ambulance Section, 101st Sanitary Train, 26th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 25 - 26, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Reuben G. Hamilton, Major (Medical Corps), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Marcheville, France, September 25 - 26, 1918. Major Hamilton established and maintained an ambulance dressing station in an advanced and hazardous position, where he labored unceasingly, treating and evacuating the wounded, throughout the day, in full view of the enemy and under heavy bombardment. Knowing that our troops were withdrawing and the enemy was about to enter the town, he continued his aid to the wounded, even after permission to withdraw had been given him by his commanding officer.
General Orders No. No. 138, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Carlisle, SC

HANSON, WALTER R.
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 128th Infantry Regiment, 32d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 7 - 8, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Walter R. Hanson, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Gesnes, France, October 7 - 8, 1918. When his battalion was forced to withdraw three times successively within forty-eight hours, Private Hanson each time went out in front of the line under intense machine-gun and shell fire, and rescued wounded men.
General Orders 81, W.D., 1919
Home Town: LaCrosse, WI

HARKENRIDER, LOUIS H.
Private, U.S. Army
Ambulance Service, 5th Regiment (Marines)(Attached), 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: June 6, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Louis H. Harkenrider, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action in the vicinity of Chateau-Thierry on June 6, 1918. With a corporal, Private Harkenrider went out into an open field under heavy shell and machine-gun fire and succeeded in bandaging and carrying back to our lines a wounded comrade.
General Orders No. No. 101, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Griffith, IN

HARTWELL, ALBERT S.
Private, U.S. Army
Section No. 633, Ambulance Service, A.E.F.
Date of Action: March 20 - 23, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Albert S. Hartwell, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action east of Reims, France, March 20 to 23, 1918. Private Hartwell repeatedly drove his ambulance over a road east of Reims, France, that was under bombardment of gas and explosive shells. Upon one occasion, while cranking his car, he was knocked several yards, by the explosion of a shell, yet he continued his work. Another day his car was hit by a shell and badly damaged, and he himself was severely wounded in the head and both legs. In spite of his wounds he carried a wounded man, who was in the ambulance, to a place of safety, made him comfortable, and then crawled to a dressing station for assistance.
General Orders No. 99, W.D., 1918
Home Town: France

HENDERSON, GEORGE H.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
140th Ambulance Company, 110th Sanitary Train, 35th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 30, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to George H. Henderson, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Charpentry, France, September 30, 1918. Sergeant Henderson, while leading litter bearers, came under intense shell fire. Seeing a wounded man lying in an exposed position, Sergeant Henderson, accompanied by another soldier, left shelter to go to the wounded man's assistance. While they were proceeding under terrific fire, his companion was killed and he himself severely wounded by a bursting shell. Despite his wound, Sergeant Henderson continued on his mission, administered first aid to the wounded man and carried him back to the shelter of a shell hole.
General Orders 70, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Newark, NJ

HIGGS, HERMAN C.
Private, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 1st Gas Regiment, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 26, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Herman C. Higgs, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Montfaucon, France, September 26, 1918. Private Higgs worked continuously and heroically under withering fire from machine-guns, upon several occasions voluntarily going out ahead of the first wave to administer first aid to wounded soldiers. His untiring efforts and personal bravery saved the lives of many wounded soldiers and were a source of inspiration to the combat troops.
General Orders No. No. 147, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Lafayette, IN

HIGHLEY, ELMER W.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 7th Engineers, 5th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 13, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Elmer W. Highley, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Nantillois, France, October 13, 1918. Sergeant Highley, although wounded, remained on duty after his battalion had passed on and the other troops in the vicinity had been forced into dugouts; giving first aid and directing the evacuation of his wounded comrades on a heavily shelled road.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Sturgis, SD

HINE, OTTO L. H.
Captain, U.S. Army
Dental Corps, 139th Infantry (Attached), 35th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 29 - 30, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Otto L. H. Hine, Captain, Dental Corps, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Chaudron Farm, France, September 29 - 30, 1918. Upon his own initiative, Captain Hine (then first lieutenant) went to a dressing station in advance of the line, after the infantry had withdrawn, and worked under heavy bombardment of gas and high explosive shells, dressing the patients and directing their evacuation. That night he returned to our lines through heavy artillery and machine-gun fire to arrange for ambulances and litters. Later he made another trip to the rear for the purpose of securing an artillery barrage to protect his dressing station. Through his exceptional courage and energy, all the wounded men were safely evacuated.
General Orders 81, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Muskogee, OK

HOLT, JEFFERSON
Private, Medical Department, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 2nd Engineers., AEF
Date of Action: 2 – 3 June 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 Jefferson Holt, during the day and night of 2-3 June 1918, exposed himself to severe and continuous fire beyond call of duty in order to bring aid to wounded engineers and marines.
General Orders: Special Citation Order No. 2, American Expeditionary Forces, 30 September 1918

HORTON, HARRY H.
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 148th Field Artillery, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 11, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Harry H. Horton, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Montfaucon, France, October 11, 1918. Although himself severely wounded in the legs, chest, and face, and his lower jaw shattered by the explosion of an enemy shell in the first-aid station, Private Horton, refusing first aid and, despite the fact that he was speechless and suffering intense pain, made his way under heavy fire to the nearest dugout and summoned aid for his wounded comrades. He then returned to his station and assisted in the evacuation of the wounded.
General Orders No. 8, W.D., 1935
Home Town: Laramie, WY

HOUSEHOLDER, JONATHAN A.
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Section No. 590, Ambulance Service, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 7, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Jonathan A. Householder, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Dun-sur-Meuse, France, November 7, 1918. Proceeding along a road with a detachment of seven ambulances, Private First Class Householder stopped his car when fired upon by a German sniper near the roadside; and, though unarmed himself, attacked and disarmed the German. Then, with the aid of other ambulance drivers, he attacked a patrol of Germans, capturing five.
General Orders 81, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Irwin, PA

HOVATTER, EVERETT E.
Private, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 5th Machine-Gun Battalion, 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 4, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Everett E. Hovatter, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Medeah Farm, France, October 4, 1918. When the artillery barrage of the enemy had lowered upon the infantry to which he was attached, necessitating an alteration in their position, Private Hovatter, regardless of personal safety, remained to render aid to the wounded and to provide for their evacuation.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Auburn, SD

*HOWE, GEORGE P.
First Lieutenant (Medical Corps), U.S. Army
Medical Officers' Reserve Corps, British Expeditionary Forces (Attached), 37th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 28, 1917
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to George P. Howe, First Lieutenant (Medical Corps), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action on the Tower Hamlets Spur, east of Ypres, Belgium, September 28, 1917. Although wounded in the head on the morning of September 28 during the operation on the Tower Hamlets Spur, Lieutenant Howe displayed conspicuous courage and devotion in attending to wounded under very heavy and continuous shell fire, refusing to leave and continuing at his aid post until killed by a shell.
General Orders No. 88, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Boston, MA

HUFF, CHESTER RAY
Private, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 310th Infantry Regiment, 78th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 17 - 27, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Chester Ray Huff, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Thiaucourt, France, September 17 - 27, 1918. During the night of September 17, Private Huff gave proof of great devotion to duty by leaving protection and assisting another comrade in bringing a wounded soldier to safety. Again, on the morning of September 27 he left shelter and journeyed over 500 yards to the side of a wounded comrade through shell fire, carrying the victim to the first-aid station.
General Orders No. 44, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Jersey City, NJ

HULL, ALASON J.
First Lieutenant (Medical Corps), U.S. Army
4th Battalion, South Stafford Regiment, British Expeditionary Forces (Attached)
Date of Action: May 27, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Alason J. Hull, First Lieutenant (Medical Corps), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Cormicy, France, May 27, 1918. When forced to withdraw his aid post Lieutenant Hull went back to attend a severely wounded man and succeeded in rescuing him when the enemy were only 50 yards away.
General Orders No. No. 30, W.D., 1921
Home Town: Troy, NY

HUMMER, JOSEPH H.
Private, 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 Joseph H. Hummer, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Fismes, France, September 5, 1918. While assigned to duty as first-aid man, Private Hummer rescued two wounded men despite intense hostile machine-gun and rifle fire. While so engaged he himself was badly wounded, but continued on his mission, carrying the wounded men to places of safety. The indomitable spirit of self-sacrifice and splendid devotion to duty thus displayed served as an example to the men of his organization, inspiring them to greater endeavors.
General Orders No. No. 13, W.D., 1923
Home Town: Riverside, PA

HUMPHREY, RAY H.
Captain (Medical Corps), U.S. Army
130th Infantry Regiment, 33d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 4, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Ray H. Humphrey, Captain (Medical Corps), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near the Bois-de-Septsarges, France, October 4, 1918. Having just been transferred to the 130th Infantry, Major Humphreys (then Captain) was seriously wounded in the head while on his way to take up his work at the regimental aid post. He, nevertheless, refused to be evacuated, but continued on duty caring for the wounded at this place. He later proceeded under severe artillery fire to the battalion aid post, where he continued his work under most trying conditions.
General Orders 81, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Union, NY

*HUNTON, ORAMELL E.
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Section No. 606, Ambulance Service, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 4, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Oramell E. Hunton, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action northwest of Somme-Py, St. Etienne, France, October 4, 1918. Private Hunton 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 standing beside his car at an advanced post.
General Orders No. No. 133, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Portland, ME

IRONS, BENJAMIN G.
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 Benjamin G. Irons, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Vieville-en-Haye, France, September 25 - 26, 1918. Private Irons, with another soldier, advanced to an exposed position, and while administering first aid to a wounded man the three were suddenly surrounded and captured by a party of the enemy. While being taken toward the German lines, Private Irons and his companion attacked their captors and succeeded in freeing themselves, at the same time capturing two Germans, whom they brought to battalion headquarters, together with the wounded man.
General Orders 78, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Silverton, NJ

JACKSON, HORATIO N.
Major (Medical Corps), U.S. Army
313th Infantry Regiment, 79th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 26 - 29, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Horatio N. Jackson, Major (Medical Corps), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Montfaucon, France, September 26 - 29, 1918. Constantly working in the face of heavy machine-gun and shell fire, Major Jackson was most devoted in his attention to the wounded, always present in the line of advance, directing the administering of first aid, and guiding the work of Utter bearers. He remained on duty until severely wounded by high-explosive shells, when he was obliged to evacuate.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Burlington, VT

*JACOBSON, WILLIAM A.
Private, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 128th Infantry Regiment, 32d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 7, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to William A. Jacobson, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Gesnes, France, October 7, 1918. When his battalion was forced to retire under heavy artillery and machine-gun fire, Private Jacobson went out in front of the line, administering first aid and bringing in the wounded who had been left lying in exposed positions. While so engaged he received two wounds, the second of which caused his death before he reached the aid station.
General Orders No. 44, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Viroqua, WI

JOHNSON, BRAINARD W.
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Sanitary Detachment, 116th Infantry Regiment, 29th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 24, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Brainard W. Johnson, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Verdun, France. Private Johnson repeatedly exposed himself to heavy machine-gun fire in giving first-aid to the wounded and carrying them to the rear. Through his devotion to duty and disregard of danger many lives were saved.
General Orders No. 34, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Basic, VA

JOHNSON, SILAS J.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 56th Infantry Regiment, 7th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 3, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Silas J. Johnson, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action in the Puvenelle Sector, France, November 3, 1918. When the company to which he was attached withdrew from their position and the medical personnel was ordered to find a place of safety, Sergeant Johnson refused to leave the wounded. He carried a seriously wounded officer one and a half kilometers through a heavy artillery barrage to the battalion aid station.
General Orders No. 44, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Northfield, MN

JOLLEY, THOMAS
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 101st Field Artillery, 26th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: March 6, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Thomas Jolley, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Chemin-des-Dames, France, March 6, 1918. While the area in which he was located was being heavily shelled by the enemy, Private First Class Jolley showed extraordinary valor by leaving his dugout, passing through 300 meters of heavy shell fire, and rendering aid to a wounded man at great risk of his own life.
General Orders No. No. 129, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Lawrence, MA

JONES, THOMAS EDWARD
First Lieutenant (Medical Corps), U.S. Army
368th Infantry (Attached), 92d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 27, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Thomas Edward Jones, First Lieutenant (Medical Corps), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Binarville, France, September 27, 1918. Lieutenant Jones went into an open area subjected to direct machinegun fire to care for a wounded soldier who was being carried by another officer. While dressing the wounded runner, a machinegun bullet passed between his arms and his chest and a man was killed within a few yards of him.
General Orders No. 35, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Washington, DC

JONES, WILLIE F.
Private, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 118th Infantry Regiment, 30th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 7, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Willie F. Jones, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Brancourt, France, October 7, 1918. In the face of heavy enemy fire, Private Jones, together with three other stretcher bearers, advanced before our front line and brought back to shelter a wounded Australian officer.
General Orders No. No. 133, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Abbeville, SC

KACPRZYZKI, BRONISLAW
Private, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 9th Infantry Regiment, 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 12, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Bronislaw Kacprzyzki, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Jaulny, France, September 12, 1918. Private Kacprzyzki, with three other soldiers, volunteered to carry wounded men of their companies from in front of our advanced positions and carried this work on under violent machine-gun fire while a counterattack was developing.
General Orders 74, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Detroit, MI

KANE, ALVA
Private, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 353rd Infantry Regiment, 89th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 25 - 27, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Alva Kane, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Bantheville Woods, France, October 25 - 27, 1918. After two medical officers, attached to the battalion with which he was serving, had been gassed and evacuated he took over and operated the first-aid station, remaining heroically at his post, though subjected to heavy shell fire. He remained continuously on duty until blinded by mustard gas.
General Orders 81, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Stilwell, KS

KEANE, CHRISTOPHER W.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 131st Infantry Regiment, 33d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 4, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Christopher W. Keane, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Hamel, Belgium, July 4, 1918. Throughout the engagement Sergeant Keane displayed great gallantry and devotion to duty by treating the wounded in an area swept by machine-gun and artillery fire. When two stretcher bearers who were working with him were killed he impressed German prisoners into the service of carrying wounded to the aid station.
General Orders No. 99, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Chicago, IL

KEENAN, WILLIS H.
First Lieutenant (Medical Corps), U.S. Army
369th Infantry (Attached), 93d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 26 - October 1, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Willis H. Keenan, First Lieutenant (Medical Corps), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action in the Champagne Sector, France, September 26 to October 1, 1918. Although suffering from illness, First Lieutenant Keenan remained on duty day and night throughout the engagement. When his battalion was in reserve, he voluntarily went forward to the assaulting battalions whose surgeons had been evacuated. In the attack on Sechault he exposed himself continuously to intense artillery and machine-gun fire while rendering first aid.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Coshocton, OH

KENNER, ALBERT W.
Major (Medical Corps), U.S. Army
26th Infantry (Attached), 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 22, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Albert W. Kenner, Major (Medical Corps), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Soissons, France, July 22, 1918. Learning that his regimental commander had been mortally, Major Kenner voluntarily went through machine-gun fire beyond the front lines in the hope of helping him. Finding his colonel dead, he recovered the body, in spite of the danger to which such action subjected him.
General Orders No. 15, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Washington, DC

KENT, WALTER J.
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Sanitary Detachment, 105th Infantry Regiment, 27th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 17, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Walter J. Kent, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near St. Souplet, France, October 17, 1918. With splendid courage and devotion to duty and without thought for his own safety, Private Kent cared for 40 wounded men of his command, at all times exposed to terrific machine- gun and high-explosive shell fire. He continued his aid until he himself was severely wounded while attempting to obtain stretchers with which to move the more serious cases. His remarkable courage and devotion to his comrades inspired every man of his command.
General Orders No. 9, W.D., 1923
Home Town: Whitestone, NY

KERR, MARK E.
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Section No. 647, Ambulance Service, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 11 - 13, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Mark E. Kerr, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Fleville and St, Juvin, France, October 11 - 13, 1918. After 36 hours of continuous firing over heavily shelled roads, Private Kerr upon his own initiative was the first to establish liaison with an advanced dressing station which had been isolated by the explosion of a tank trap. To do this he lifted his car across the mine crater with the aid of some infantrymen, and for eight hours thereafter drove his ambulance through a heavy bombardment of high- explosive and gas shells between the mine crater and the dressing station. During this period his car was pierced repeatedly by shell fragments two of his patients receiving additional wounds. Two days later when the infantry had made a further advance his car was again the first to establish liaison with an advanced dressing station on the outskirts of St. Juvin.
General Orders No. No. 145, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Fellows, CA

KIRKPATRICK, CLIFFORD
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Section No. 647, Ambulance Service, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 13 - 15, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Clifford Kirkpatrick, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Sommerance, France, October 13 - 15, 1918. While he was loading his ambulance at an advanced dressing station Private Kirkpatrick was struck in the back by a shell fragment and rendered unconscious. Upon recovering, he drove his car through heavy shell fire back to the field hospital and made repeated trips until he was relieved. Two days later Private Kirkpatrick, arriving at a point on the road near an advanced post, saw a shell strike in the middle of an infantry detachment moving up to the line. He stopped his car, and, despite continuous and intense shelling, loaded on three wounded soldiers, carried them to the nearest aid station, returned, and continued the work of evacuation until relieved.
General Orders No. No. 145, W.D., 1918
Home Town: North Leominster, MA

KLAPETZKY, JOSEPH W.
Corporal, U.S. Army
314th Ambulance Company, 304th Sanitary Train, 79th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 29, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Joseph W. Klapetzky, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Montfaucon, France, September 29, 1918. Corporal Klapetzky went through heavy shell fire into a station which he knew contained a large quantity of ammunition in order to rescue two wounded German prisoners. He succeeded in carrying them to safety.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Syracuse, NY

KLINE, DAVID
Private, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 341st Machine-Gun Battalion, 89th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 1 - 2, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to David Kline, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Remonville and Barricourt, France, November 1 - 2, 1918. Attached to a company immediately behind the assault battalion of infantry, Private Kline worked unceasingly, giving aid and treatment to the wounded in this vicinity in an area constantly swept by intense fire from all arms. Displaying the highest devotion to duty and disregard for his own safety he frequently worked in plain view of the enemy.
General Orders No. 13, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Omaha, NE

KOGLER, JOHN M.
Private, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 26th Infantry Regiment, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 18, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to John M. Kogler, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Soissons, France, July 18, 1918. In spite of the fact that he had been severely wounded himself, Private Kogler refused to be relieved, and continued to treat wounded under fire for two days.
General Orders No. 15, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Baltimore, MD

KRAUSE, JOSEPH
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Sanitary Detachment, 316th Infantry Regiment, 79th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 6, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Joseph Krause, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Consenvoye Woods, France, November 6, 1918. During the Meuse-Argonne, while Hill 378, north of Verdun, was being stormed by the 316th Infantry, Sergeant Krause, himself in the foremost rank, rushed forward in the face of heavy fire from a machine- gun nest and rescued successively three wounded soldiers who had fallen in the attempt to take the hill, bringing each in turn to safety. His actions were in disregard of his own safety and were an inspiration to his comrades.
General Orders No. 9, W.D., 1923
Home Town: New rochelle, NY

KRAUSE, WILLIAM
Private, 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 William Krause, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Cierges, France, August 1, 1918. The battalion to which he was attached, forced by vastly superior numbers to take up a more advantageous position, left 21 wounded men well in advance of their second position. Private Krause, together with Lieutenant Warde B. Smith, Medical Corps, and Sergeant John W. Doyle, medical detachment, under observation of the enemy and in the face of intense enemy mm-g fire carried the wounded men to a place of safety. The indomitable spirit and extreme devotion to his comrades inspired the men of his organization with renewed courage and determination.
General Orders No. 9, W.D., 1923
Home Town: Saginaw, MI

KUHLMAN, ALFRED H.
Private, U.S. Army
116th Ambulance Company, 103d Sanitary Train, 28th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 11, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Alfred H. Kuhlman, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Haumont, France, October 11, 1918. Private Kuhlman, a stretcher bearer, gave proof of great courage and high sense of duty by helping transport a wounded soldier to a dressing station under heavy fire, by which three other stretcher bearers were killed or seriously wounded. Private Kuhlman was himself wounded, but he nevertheless returned to the shell-swept area and assisted in rescuing a wounded officer and six wounded soldiers.
General Orders No. 27, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Rogers City, MI

KYLE, ERNEST C.
Private, U.S. Army
116th Ambulance Company, 104th Sanitary Train, 29th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 11, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Ernest C. Kyle, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Haumont, France, October 11, 1918. Private Kyle, a stretcher bearer, gave proof of great courage and high sense of duty by helping transport a wounded soldier to a dressing station under heavy enemy fire, by which three other stretcher bearers were killed or seriously wounded. He repeatedly returned to the shell-swept area and assisted in rescuing the wounded.
General Orders No. 27, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Portland, OR