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Distinguished Service Cross - World War I (N-R)

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

Notes:
Includes 1LT Josiah A. Powless, a Native American of the Oneida Tribe

* Denotes Posthumous Award

NAIMAN, HERMAN A.
Private, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 28th Infantry Regiment, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 18 - 20, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Herman A. Naiman, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Soissons, France, July 18 - 20, 1918. Private Naiman displayed unusual courage and devotion to duty by remaining with the first wave of the attack during the three days of severe fighting and continuing under constant and heavy fire to give first aid to the wounded and assisting in the rescue of injured men.
General Orders No. 15, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Gilead, NE

*NAUGHTON, FRANCIS X.
Private, U.S. Army
Sanitary Detachment, 112th Infantry Regiment, 28th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 1, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Francis X. Naughton, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action in the Argonne Sector, France, October 1, 1918. While mess was being served a shell exploded, killing nine men and wounding 20. Private Naughton, although severely wounded in the chest with shell splinters, one leg blown nearly off and bleeding badly, refused all help until others had been attended to. Skilled in first aid, he instructed others how to adjust a tourniquet and rendered other assistance to the wounded: finally permitting his own wounds, which subsequently caused his death, to be attended after all others had been cared for.
General Orders 95, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Harrisburg, PA

NIXON, WILLIAM J.
Private, U.S. Army
Sanitary Detachment, 111th Infantry Regiment, 28th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: August 10 - 13, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to William J. Nixon, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Fismette, France, August 10 - 13, 1918. Seeing five of our men lying wounded on the enemy side of the street in the town of Fismette, Private Nixon voluntarily attempted the rescue of them, despite the fact that the enemy was pouring a deluge of machine-gun fire on the location. He organized a counterattacking force and repeatedly exposed himself in attacking the nest, finally succeeding in his mission of rescuing the wounded.
General Orders No. 50, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Philadelphia, PA

NORTON, HENRY M.
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 Henry M. Norton, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Ronssoy, France, September 29, 1918. Private Norton, on his own initiative, went forward twice in advance of the front line, bringing in wounded under heavy shell and machine-gun fire.
General Orders No. 23, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Olean, NY

O'BRIEN, WILLIAM H. J.
First Lieutenant (Medical Corps), U.S. Army
76th Field Artillery, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 14 - 15, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to William H. J. O'Brien, First Lieutenant (Medical Corps), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near la Trinity Ferme, France, July 14 - 15, 1918. During the entire night of July 14 - 15, and throughout the following day, Lieutenant O’Brien was continually exposed to high explosives and gas shells in caring for the wounded, even after he had been painfully wounded by the fragment of a shell.
General Orders No. 44, W.D., 1919
Home Town: New Haven, CT

O'MALLEY, GEORGE P.
Captain (Medical Corps), U.S. Army
7th Sussex Regiment (Attached), British Expeditionary Forces
Date of Action: August 26, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to George P. O'Malley, Captain (Medical Corps), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Mametz, Belgium, August 26, 1918. Under intense enemy machine-gun and rifle fire, Captain O'Malley went to the rescue of wounded British soldiers, dressed their wounds, and assisted in carrying them to places of comparative safety. While thus engaged one of the stretcher bearers in the rescue party was killed and another wounded. These men Captain O'Malley also assisted in carrying to the British dressing station.
General Orders No. No. 15, W.D., 1923
Home Town: Cleveland, OH

O'NEILL, JAMES T.
Private, U.S. Army
110th Ambulance Company, 103d Sanitary Train, 28th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: August 10, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to James T. O'Neill, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Fismes, France, August 10, 1918. Under heavy shell and machine-gun fire, Private O'Neill voluntarily made five trips to ascertain the condition of a bridge over the Vesle River to make sure that it was safe for the passages of ambulances. Later, when the bridge became impassable for vehicles Private O’Neill crossed the bridge on foot and brought back food and medical supplies.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Alden, PA

*O'ROURKE, JOHN P. (AKA: JOHN T. BURKE)
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 P. O'Rourke, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Blanc Mont Ridge, France, October 3 - 9, 1918. With utter disregard for his personal safety, Private O'Rourke worked untiringly under heavy shell fire and gave aid to the wounded He lost his life while advancing in front of his company to give aid to some wounded.
General Orders No. 44, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Elk Point, SD

*PACKARD, WILLIAM L.
Private, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 7th Field Artillery, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 5, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to William L. Packard, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Exermont, France, October 5, 1918. In going to the aid of a wounded comrade, Private Packard was himself mortally wounded, but continued on his self-sacrificing mission till he was too weak from loss of blood to continue his work, dying shortly afterward.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Paris, TX

PAGE, KENNETH B.
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Medical Corps, 104th Infantry Regiment, 26th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: April 10, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Kenneth B. Page, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Bois Brule, near Apremont, France, April 10, 1918. Private First Class Page displayed conspicuous gallantry in running through a heavily shelled area to rescue an officer who had fallen mortally wounded, and, at great personal risk, carrying him to a dressing station.
General Orders No. 99, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Springfield, MA

*PAUL, JOHN
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Section No. 524, Ambulance Service, A.E.F.
Date of Action: August 9, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to John Paul, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Fismes, France, August 9, 1918. After driving his ambulance continuously for a period of 15 hours, Private Paul voluntarily left his post and went four kilometers in advance for wounded, traveling a road subjected to heavy machine-gun and shell fire. He was instantly killed by a shell after returning with these wounded men and carrying them to a dugout.
General Orders No. 27, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Paterson, NJ

*PAYNE, EARL C.
Private First Class, 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 Earl C. Payne, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Blanc Mont Ridge, France, October 7, 1918. Private Payne displayed exceptional valor and devotion to duty by constantly attending the wounded under machine-gun and artillery fire. He continued his task until mortally wounded, while rendering first aid to a wounded soldier under the direct observation of an enemy machine-gunner.
General Orders No. 32, W.D., 1919
Home Town: St. Joseph, MO

*PEGG, DONALD A.
Private, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 12th Machine-Gun Battalion, 4th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 30, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Donald A. Pegg, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near the Bois-des-Ogons, France, September 30, 1918. While engaged in administering first aid under terrific machine-gun fire, Private Pegg voluntarily went to an especially dangerous position to care for a wounded soldier, and in so doing was himself killed.
General Orders No. 44, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Arlington, NJ

PENNINGTON, EDGAR
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 357th Infantry Regiment, 90th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 23 - 24, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Edgar Pennington, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Bantheville, France, October 23 - 24, 1918. Private Pennington demonstrated the highest bravery and devotion to duty in giving first-aid treatment to wounded men under terrific bombardment of gas and high- explosive shells. Going over the top with his company he attended wounded men and directed their evacuation until he became exhausted and had to be sent to a hospital.
General Orders No. 46, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Mangum, OK

*PETERSEN, LEONARD
Private, 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 Leonard Petersen, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Baulny, France, September 29, 1918. Serving as a litter bearer, Private Petersen voluntarily left cover and exposed himself to intense artillery fire to rescue wounded men lying in the open. Mortally wounded, he continued to assist in the rescue of wounded comrades till he fell exhausted.
General Orders No. 59, W.D., 1919
Home Town:
Kansas City, KS

*PETERSON, THEODORE
Sergeant, Medical Department, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 151st F.A., AEF
Date of Action: 5 March 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. Sergeant Theodore Peterson, in action near Pexonne, France, on 5 March, 1918, after being mortally wounded, he gave detailed instructions to other wounded soldiers of the command had been treated. Wounded men and made a gas test in order to save the lives of men around him. He died the same night. (Note: As displayed in Special Citation Order No. 1)
General Orders: Special Citation Order No. 1, American Expeditionary Forces, 28 September 1918
Home of Record: Oshkosh, WI

PINCOFFS, MAURICE C.
Captain (Medical Corps), U.S. Army
2nd Sanitary Train, 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 9, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Maurice C. Pincoffs, Captain (Medical Corps), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Blanc Mont, France, October 9, 1918. After a withdrawal of the line had been made, Captain Pincoffs voluntarily crossed an open field under heavy fire to a small wood, where he located a number of wounded men, whose injuries he dressed, and directed their evacuation without further casualties.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Baltimore, MD

POWLESS, JOSIAH A.
First Lieutenant (Medical Corps), U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 308th Infantry (Attached), 77th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 14, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Josiah A. Powless, First Lieutenant (Medical Corps), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Chevieres, France, October 14, 1918. When notified that his colleague, Captain James M. McKibben, had been wounded, Lieutenant Powless immediately went forward to his assistance. He crossed an area subjected to intense machine-gun and constant artillery fire, reached his colleague, whose wound proved to be fatal, and, after dressing his wounds, had him carried to the rear. Lieutenant Powless was seriously wounded while performing this service.
General Orders No. No. 46, W.D., 1920
Home Town: West Depere, WI

PURSLEY, EARL
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 360th Infantry Regiment, 90th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 4, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Earl Pursley, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Lesseux, France, September 4, 1918. Private Pursley voluntarily carried a wounded soldier from an exposed position under intense enemy shell fire for a distance of 400 yards to the dressing station. He then immediately returned to the position and helped to dig out men who had been buried by the explosion of a shell.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Minneapolis, MN

RAFALSKY, NIZEL (AKA: ROY NISEL FALLS)
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 Nizel Rafalsky, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Verdun, France, October 9 - 12, 1918. During the drive in which this regiment took part in the vicinity of the Meuse, Sergeant Rafalsky displayed great courage and presence of mind in attending to the wounded, not only of the organization to which he was attached but also of those in adjoining organizations. The exceptionally valuable service performed by this soldier was done under heavy shell and machine-gun fire.
General Orders No. 2, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Baltimore, MD

RAFFINGTON, CHARLES S.
Private, U.S. Army
Medical Department, 2d Engineers, 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: June 2 - 3, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Charles S. Raffington, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Lucy, France, during the day and night of June 2 - 3, 1918. Private Raffington exposed himself to severe and continuous fire beyond the call of duty in order to bring aid to wounded engineers and marines.
General Orders No. 99, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Hutchinson, KS

RASCOE, ROBERT R.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Sanitary Detachment, 120th Infantry Regiment, 30th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 10, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Robert R. Rascoe, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Becquigny, France, October 10, 1918. Going forward to establish an aid post, Sergeant Rascoe, finding that the advance had already started, took his position in the front line and, exposed to terrific fire, cared for the wounded until the medical department was brought up. Later, while bringing up rations, he encountered shell fire and, although wounded and knocked down, he quickly regained his feet and completed his mission.
General Orders No. 26, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Reidsville, NC

RENICK, FRED A.
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Section No. 598, Ambulance Service, A.E.F.
Date of Action: April 4, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Fred A. Renick, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Beauvois, France, on April 4, 1918. Private First Class Renick was ordered to drive his ambulance to a dressing station. The road over which it was necessary to pass was under continuous shell fire. On his way to the dressing station he received a slight wound. In spite of the wound, which was dressed at a dressing station, he resumed his post, and on the return trip a shell struck his car, seriously wounding him and killing his passenger.
General Orders No. No. 129, W.D., 1918
Home Town: St. Louis, MO

*RAY, JOHN E.
Captain (Medical Corps), U.S. Army
119th Infantry Regiment, 30th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 29, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to John E. Ray, Captain (Medical Corps), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Bellicourt, France, September 29, 1918. Establishing his first-aid station in the front line, Captain Ray advanced with the infantry. He continued on with the troops, caring for the wounded, until he himself was so badly wounded that he was evacuated. He died from his wounds a few days later.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Raleigh, NC

RATENBURG, HERBERT
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Sanitary Detachment, 101st Machine-gun Battalion, 26th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 22, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Herbert Ratenburg, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action north of Chateau-Thierry, France, July 22, 1918. Although wounded in three places by machine-gun bullets, Sergeant Ratenburg followed the attack and continued his duty, thereby inspiring his comrades.
General Orders No. No. 125, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Manchester, CT

RENTFRO, CHARLES C.
First Lieutenant (Medical Corps), U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 109th Infantry Regiment, 26th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 15 - 18, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Charles C. Rentfro, First Lieutenant (Medical Corps), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at St. Agnan, France, July 15 - 18, 1918. First Lieutenant Rentfro went without sleep in order to care for the wounded, and performed his work fearlessly without shelter under continuous bombardment.
General Orders No. 99, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Chicago, IL

REXROTH, HARRY J.
Private First Class, U.S. Army
364th Ambulance Company, 316th Sanitary Train, 91st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 1 - 4, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Harry J. Rexroth, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Audenarde, Belgium, November 1 - 4, 1918. Private Rexroth repeatedly showed utter disregard for his safety in establishing and maintaining liaison between advanced dressing stations and battalion aid stations and in searching the battlefields for wounded, passing over areas under heavy fire from enemy artillery, machine-guns and snipers. On November 4 he entered the town of Audenarde while it was under terrific bombardment, made a thorough search for wounded, and later accompanied ambulances back into the town to evacuate the wounded.
General Orders No. 15, W.D., 1919
Home Town: National, WA

REYNOLDS, FRANK J.
Private, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 28th Infantry Regiment, 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: May 28 - 30, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Frank J. Reynolds, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action during the fight at Cantigny, France, on May 28 - 30, 1918. While acting as stretcher bearer, Private Reynolds constantly and fearlessly exposed himself to artillery and machine-gun fire to succor the wounded, frequently on his own initiative, when he might have remained in security himself.
General Orders No. 99, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Lee, MA

RICHMOND, LLOYD
Private, U.S. Army
139th Ambulance Company, 110th Sanitary Train, 35th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 29, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Lloyd Richmond, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Chaudron Farm, France, September 29, 1918. After the infantry had been withdrawn, Private Richmond voluntarily remained in an advance dressing station with wounded men, whose condition made it impossible to remove them, and worked alone for several hours, caring for these men under heavy shell and machine-gun fire, until he himself was wounded by a bursting shell which killed two of his patients.
General Orders 70, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Kansas City, MO

RIECK, JAMES G.
Private, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 166th Infantry Regiment, 42d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 27, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to James G. Rieck, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Villers-sur-Fere, France, July 27, 1918. Severely wounded while doing first-aid work, Private Rieck declined to go to the rear, but dressed his own wound and continued to advance with his battalion, treating the wounded and assisting in their evacuation until he was sent to the hospital 12 hours later.
General Orders No. 44, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Delaware, OH

RINEBOLD, WILLIAM J.
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Section No. 524, Ambulance Service, A.E.F.
Date of Action: August 8 - 9, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to William J. Rinebold, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Fismes, France, August 8 - 9, 1918, Private Rinebold volunteered and acted as guide for ambulances going to the most advanced points for the wounded. He made nine trips over a road subjected to heavy shell and machine-gun fire and was severely wounded by a shell fragment on his last trip.
General Orders No. 26, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Athens, PA

*RISMILLER, CHARLES C.
Private, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 4th Engineers, 4th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: August 5, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Charles C. Rismiller, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near St. Thibaut, France, August 5, 1918. Private Rismiller went forward exposed to intense rifle, machine-gun, and artillery fire and assisted a seriously wounded comrade to a place of safety, thus saving his life. In the performance of this gallant act Private Rismiller was mortally wounded.
General Orders No. No. 5, W.D., 1920
Home Town: Leesport, PA

RORTY, JAMES H.
Private, U.S. Army
Section No. 647, Ambulance Service, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 11, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to James H. Rorty, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Sommerance, France, October 11, 1918. Private Rorty was relieved from duty as a mechanic in order that he might serve as aid on cars during the Argonne offensive. While engaged in evacuating wounded from a culvert not far from enemy outposts, fragments of a shell pierced his clothing, and although he was suffering from shock he repeatedly ran ahead in the dark to guide the car over a road partly destroyed by shells and still under enemy machine-gun fire. Returning with relief cars, he again served as guide and as stretcher bearer until the evacuation was completed.
General Orders No. 15, W.D., 1919
Home Town: New York, NY

ROSE, HAROLD W.
Private First Class, U.S. Army
364th Ambulance Company, 316th Sanitary Train, 91st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 28 - October 4, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Harold W. Rose, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for repeated acts of extraordinary heroism in action near Very, France, September 28 to October 4, 1918, and at Audenarde, Belgium, November 4, 1918. During the offensive in the Forest of Argonne Private First Class Rose displayed unusual courage and devotion to duty in driving a motorcycle for his commanding officer and also in performing liaison service. He repeatedly showed utter disregard for his own life by riding through areas and over roads that were being heavily shelled by the enemy. He was for three days and nights without rest and with very little food. When his motorcycle was disabled by shell fire, he continued on foot and delivered a message as he collapsed from exhaustion. On November 4 he drove a motorcycle with his commanding officer into the town of Audenarde to search for wounded, faithfully performing his duty where the streets had been blown up and timbers from bombarded buildings were falling around him.
General Orders No. 3, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Oakland, CA

ROSENBERGER, GEORGE V.
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 George V. Rosenberger, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Vieville-en-Haye, France, September 25 - 26, 1918. Private Rosenberger, with another soldier, had advanced to an exposed position and then was administering first aid to a wounded man, when suddenly surrounded and captured by a party of the enemy. While being taken toward the German lines Private Rosenberger 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 No. 44, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Bloomsbury, NJ

*ROSENWALD, JOHN P.
First Lieutenant (Medical Corps), U.S. Army
Medical Department, 151st Field Artillery, 42d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: March 5, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to John P. Rosenwald, First Lieutenant (Medical Corps), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Pexonne, France, on March 5, 1918. First Lieutenant Rosenwald twice entered the quarry of Battery C, 151st Field Artillery, under heavy shell fire, in order to care for the wounded. He died May 6, 1918, of wounds received in action.
General Orders No. 88, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Minneapolis, MN

ROSS, HIRUM E.
Major (Medical Corps), U.S. Army
18th Infantry (Attached), 1st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: May 3 - 4, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Hirum E. Ross, Major (Medical Corps), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Villers-Tournelle, France, May 3 - 4, 1918. While under heavy bombardment and working in an area saturated with gas, Major Ross showed extreme gallantry and efficiency in caring for the more dangerously wounded, removing his mask at times during the attack to better ascertain the extent of the wound. It was while thus acting that he was severely gassed.
General Orders No. 46, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Danville, IL

ROUSH, JOE R.
Private, U.S. Army
103d Ambulance Company, 101st Sanitary Train, 26th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 18, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Joe R. Roush, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action north of Chateau- Thierry, France, July 18, 1918. While assisting a wounded infantry soldier under heavy shell fire Private Roush was severely wounded in the face. Although, his injury was more serious than that of the man whom he was attending, he carried the latter to an aid station, after which he voluntarily returned and assisted in first-aid work, inspiring his comrades by his example.
General Orders No. No. 125, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Draper, SD

ROYSTER, THOMAS H.
First Lieutenant (Medical Corps), U.S. Army
30th Infantry Regiment, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 15, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Thomas H. Royster, First Lieutenant (Medical Corps), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Crezancy, France, July 15, 1918. When casualties during offensive of July 15 had become so great that it was necessary to work in the open, Lieutenant Royster exposed himself to the severe fire for ten hours, dressing and caring for the wounded.
General Orders No. 32, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Tarboro, NC

RULAND, HENRY F.
Private, U.S. Army
357th Ambulance Company, 315th Sanitary Train, 90th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 12, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Henry F. Ruland, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Vilcey-sur-Trey, France, September 12,1918. With another soldier, Private Ruland left the shelter of a wood and went forward to rescue a soldier who had fallen wounded on a hill under constant machine-gun and shell fire. While they were carrying him back on a litter he was again wounded and the litter was struck twice by machine-gun bullets, but they succeeded in carrying him back to safety, thereby saving his life.
General Orders 98, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Brenham, TX

RUNNELLS, ERNEST P.
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 Ernest P. Runnells, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Wadonville, France, September 25, 1918. Private Runnells 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. 137, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Concord, NH

*RYMAN, HERBERT D.
Captain, U.S. Army
107th Field Artillery, 28th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: August 17, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Herbert D. Ryman, Captain, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near St. Gilles, France, August 17, 1918. While administering first aid to a wounded soldier, Captain Ryman was himself mortally wounded. Refusing aid, he assisted in rendering and directing the treatment of three other soldiers. Though weakened by loss of blood, he showed utter disregard for his personal danger, refusing to accept treatment until the other wounded had been cared for.
General Orders 64, W.D., 1919
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