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Distinguished Service Cross - World War I (S-V)

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Interesting Notes:
1LT Robert O. Smith was a Dental Corps officer

Isabelle Stambaugh was a Reserve Nurse in the Army Nurse Corps

* Denotes Posthumous Award

SANDFORD, WILLIAM
Private, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 369th Infantry Regiment, 93d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 26, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to William Sandford, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near the Rippont River, Champagne, France, September 26, 1918. Under direct and close-range fire of several enemy machine guns Private Sandford crawled to exposed positions to dress the wounds of officers and men.
General Orders No. No. 47, W.D., 1921
Home Town: New York, NY

SAURMAN, HAROLD P.
Private, U.S. Army
Sanitary Detachment, 102d Machine-Gun Battalion, 26th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 22 - 23, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Harold P. Saurman, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Trugny, France, July 22 - 23, 1918. Private Saurman displayed remarkable courage in going out under heavy machine-gun and artillery fire, giving aid to wounded soldiers and carrying them back to the dressing stations.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Boston, MA

*SCHAIRER, JAMES V.
Private, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 147th Infantry Regiment, 37th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 26, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to James V. Schairer, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Montfaucon, France, September 26, 1918. Seeing two men fall wounded, Private Schairer immediately went to their assistance, unmindful of the extreme danger to which he was exposed; and, after dragging the men to a shell hole, administered effective first aid. A few days later he was killed in the performance of his duties.
General Orders No. 20, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Toledo, OH

SCHALLERT, EDWARD I.
Private, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 30th Infantry Regiment, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 10 - 13, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Edward I. Schallert, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Madeleine Farm, France, October 10 - 13, 1918. Although wounded in the thigh on October 10, Private Schallert continued to render first aid to the wounded under enemy fire until wounded a second time by a machine-gun bullet in the arm.
General Orders No. No. 24, W.D., 1920
Home Town: St. Louis, MO

SCHULZE, RAYMOND J.
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Section No. 583, Ambulance Service, A.E.F.
Date of Action: August 16, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Raymond J. Schulze, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Orvillers-Sorel (Oise), France, August 16, 1918. When many French and American drivers had been killed or wounded during an intense bombardment on a dressing station, Private Schulze immediately went to their assistance but received wounds himself which will make him a cripple for life.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Cedar Rapids, IA

SEASTRAND, EINAR W.
Private, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, Company G, 9th Infantry Regiment, 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 5, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Einar W. Seastrand, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Medeah Ferme, France. Private Seastrand displayed exceptional courage and devotion to duty by rendering first aid to wounded soldiers under the most hazardous circumstances, many times braving machine-gun-swept fields in the performance of his duty.
General Orders No. 21, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Greeley, CO

SEELER, WILFRED
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 125th Infantry Regiment, 32d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: August 5, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Wilfred Seeler, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action southwest of Fismes, France, August 5, 1918. During the forward movement of the first battalion, 125th Infantry, a large number of the company to which he was attached were wounded while crossing an open field. At this point the artillery fire was accurate and intense, but Private First Class Seeler disregarded all possibilities of personal injuries and remained upon the field until he had administered first aid to all his fallen comrades.
General Orders No. No. 117, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Detroit, MI

SEELINGER, HARRY R.
First Lieutenant (Medical Corps), U.S. Army
317th Infantry Regiment, 80th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 5, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Harry R. Seelinger, First Lieutenant (Medical Corps), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Nantillois, France, October 5, 1918. During an attack made by two companies of the 3d Battalion, 320th Infantry, from the Bois-du- Fays, Lieutenant Seelinger with his medical detachment accompanied the troops and opened a first-aid station in an old cellar, with no overhead cover, remaining there under an intense barrage of enemy high-explosive shell and shrapnel fire until ordered to retire, working continuously from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. caring for the wounded with great devotion and rare bravery. His coolness and utter disregard for his own safety under terrific enemy fire encouraged the wounded and raised the morale of his men to a high pitch.
General Orders No. 9, W.D., 1923
Home Town: Norfolk, VA

SEIBEL, ALBERT
Private, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 55th Infantry Regiment, 7th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 8, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Albert Seibel, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Jaulny, France, November 8, 1918. When an officer and part of one platoon had been cut off from the company, Private Seibel made two attempts to find them, going through a heavy barrage. He was successful the second time, and administered first aid to the wounded officer while under a heavy shell and machine-gun fire.
General Orders No. 32, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Clayton, IL

SHARP, DON E.
Private, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 125th Infantry Regiment, 32d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 31, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Don E. Sharp, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action during the Aisne-Marne offensive, France, July 31, 1918. Though he had been twice wounded, Private Sharp continued to render first aid to the wounded men of his command until killed by enemy fire. His splendid example of high courage and coolness under intense enemy machine-gun and artillery fire and his unselfish devotion to duty inspired his comrades to great endeavors.
General Orders No. No. 14, W.D., 1923
Home Town: Saginaw, MI

SHIVELY, GEORGE J.
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Section No. 585, Ambulance Service, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 21, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to George J. Shively, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action during the fighting near Soissons, France, July 21, 1918. Private First Class Shively drove his ambulance through shell fire and continued on after his car was badly shattered until he had delivered his patients to a dressing station, when he fainted from serious wounds in his left arm and both legs, existence of which he had denied when the ambulance was hit.
General Orders No. No. 109, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Brookville, PA

SIEBERT, ERNEST T.
Corporal, U.S. Army
103d Ambulance Company, 101st Sanitary Train, 26th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 23, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Ernest T. Siebert, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Trugny, France, July 23, 1918. Corporal Siebert voluntarily rescued a wounded soldier who was lying on a shell-swept road, by carrying him 300 yards on his back. Although wounded in the shoulder by a shell fragment, he courageously stuck to his task until it was successfully accomplished. His courageous act was an inspiration to his men.
General Orders No. No. 125, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Newton, MA

SIGNOR, HENRY L.
Private First Class, 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 Henry L. Signor, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Sommerance, France, October 11, 1918. Following the advance of the Infantry, Private Signor caused his car to be lifted across a mine crater by some infantrymen, and proceeding for three kilometers down a road heavily bombarded with gas and high- explosive shells he evacuated wounded from a culvert only 400 yards from enemy outposts. On the return trip his car was struck by splinters from an exploding shell which pierced the clothing of his aide and caused fresh wounds to one of his patients. After transferring his wounded across the crater to another car, he succeeded in driving it over a road almost destroyed by shell fire to a newly established dressing station in Sommerance. He continued to operate his car for 12 hours until he was relieved, having at all times displayed unhesitating courage and devotion to duty.
General Orders No. 15, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Worcester, MA

SIMMERS, LEROY E.
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 Leroy E. Simmers, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Haumont, France, October 11, 1918. Private Simmers, a stretcher bearer, gave proof of great courage and unhesitating devotion to duty under heavy shell fire by assisting three wounded soldiers to a place of safety, he himself being wounded while so doing. After receiving first aid he returned to the shell-swept area and continued in the work of rescuing the wounded.
General Orders No. 27, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Wilmington, DE

SIROTA, IRVING
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 308th Infantry Regiment, 77th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 2 - 7, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Irving Sirota, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Binarville, France, October 2 - 7, 1918. Private Sirota was on duty with a detachment of his regiment which was cut off and surrounded by the enemy in the Forest of Argonne. During this period he was without food, but he continued to assist and give first aid to the wounded exposing himself to heavy shell and machine-gun fire at the risk of his life, until he was completely exhausted.
General Orders No. 21, W.D., 1919
Home Town: New York, NY

SKRYPECK, ANDY
Private, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 125th Infantry Regiment, 32d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: August 5, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Andy Skrypeck, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action southwest of Fismes, France, August 5, 1918. During the forward movement of the 1st Battalion, 125th Infantry, a large number of the company to which he was attached were wounded while crossing an open field. At this point the artillery fire was very accurate and intense, but Private Skrypeck disregarded all possibilities of personal injury and remained upon the field until he had administered first aid to all his fallen comrades.
General Orders No. No. 117, W.D., 1918
Home Town: Detroit, MI

SLUSHER, ERNEST W.
Major (Medical Corps), U.S. Army
Medical Detachment (Regimental Surgeon), 140th Infantry Regiment, 35th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 29 - 30, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Ernest W. Slusher, Major (Medical Corps), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Charpentry, France, September 29 - 30, 1918. Although severely gassed, Major Slusher continued on duty until he collapsed twice and was carried each time to a dressing station. Advised to go to the field hospital for treatment, he waited until he had partially recovered, and then returned to duty in the field, working continually among the wounded and exposing himself to hostile fire.
General Orders 81, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Kansas City, MO

SMITH, GEORGE L.
Private, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 125th Infantry Regiment, 32d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 11, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to George L. Smith, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action northeast of Gesnes, France, October 11, 1918. Private Smith established a collecting point for the wounded in the valley north of Hill 258, during the attack of his battalion. The unit on the right, which was being subjected to an extremely heavy machine-gun fire from the enemy was unable to advance, thus exposing the right flank of his battalion to a severe machine-gun fire. The terrain afforded no protection to anyone attempting to cross, and a runner while attempting to cross this terrain was severely wounded, falling in an exposed position. Private Smith, with splendid heroism and courage, dashed across the exposed area and carried his wounded comrade in to our lines and rendered first aid.
General Orders No. 16, W.D. 1929
Home Town: Hollidaysburg, PA

SMITH, ROBERT O.
First Lieutenant, Dental Corps, U.S. Army
356th Infantry (Attached), 89th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 6 - 11, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Robert O. Smith, First Lieutenant, Dental Corps, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near the Meuse River, France, November 6 - 11, 1918. After all the medical officers of the battalion had been wounded, Lieutenant Smith for six days efficiently performed the duties, repeatedly moving his first-aid station forward, and administering to the wounded under perilous shell fire. After caring for the wounded, he personally searched the field of action for further casualties.
General Orders No. 32, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Denver, CO

SMITH, WARDE B.
First Lieutenant (Medical Corps), U.S. Army
125th Infantry (Attached), 32d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 21 - August 7, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Warde B. Smith, First Lieutenant (Medical Corps), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Cierges, France, July 21 to August 7, 1918. Maintaining dressing stations close to the advanced lines, under heavy enemy machine- gun and artillery fire, Lieutenant Smith continued day and night to render first aid and to evacuate the wounded. On August 2 his aid station, due to withdrawals of the Infantry to take a more advantageous position, was left in advance of the front line. With a score of severely wounded men to evacuate, Lieutenant Smith remained at the advanced position for six hours under intense enemy fire until all patients had been given every possible care and carried to a place of safety. His coolness, courage, and devotion to duty save the lives of many men.
General Orders No. 9, W.D., 1923
Home Town: Frankfort, OH

SPRAGUE, ALMON E.
Private, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 355th Infantry Regiment, 89th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 4, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Almon E. Sprague, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Tailly, France, November 4, 1918. Under heavy artillery and machine-gun fire, Private Sprague exposed himself fearlessly on the battlefield, to give first aid to the wounded, showing marked personal valor. When his bandages were expended, he obtained a fresh supply and, under the continuous fire of a sniper, went to the assistance of 20 wounded men, bound up their wounds, and saw that the more serious cases were first carried from the field.
General Orders 87, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Platte, SD

STAMBAUGH, ISABELLE
Reserve Nurse, Nurse Corps, U.S. Army
Base Hospital No. 10
Date of Action: March 21, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Isabelle Stambaugh, Reserve Nurse, Nurse Corps, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action in front of Amiens, France, March 21, 1918, while with a surgical team at a British Casualty Clearing Station during the big German drive of March 21, 1918, in front of Amiens, France. Nurse Stambaugh was seriously wounded by shell fire from German aeroplanes.
General Orders 70, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Philadelphia, PA

STIFF, WILLIAM C.
Captain (Medical Corps), U.S. Army
7th Infantry (Attached), 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 14 - 15, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to William C. Stiff, Captain (Medical Corps), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Fossoy, France, July 14 - 15, 1918. The observation post of his regiment having been destroyed by enemy shellfire and a number of men wounded, Captain Stiff volunteered to go to the aid of the wounded men if a guide were furnished. The offer was declined as it was thought to be too hazardous an undertaking, the entire zone being swept by intense enemy machine-gun and artillery fire. Captain Stiff insisted upon making the attempt, and in company with Corporal Blankenship of the Headquarters Company, started on his mission despite the protests of officers and men acquainted with the terrain. Under terrific enemy fire they made their way to the outpost position, found the wounded men whose wounds they dressed, and led the disabled men to places of shelter.
General Orders No. No. 15, W.D., 1923
Home Town: Plymouth, PA

STONEY, BRUCE
Private, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 371st Infantry Regiment, 93d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 29, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Bruce Stoney, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Ardeuil, France, September 29, 1918. With three other soldiers, Private Stoney crawled 200 yards ahead of our lines under violent machine-gun fire and rescued an officer who was lying mortally wounded in a shell hole.
General Orders No. 46, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Denmark, SC

SULLIVAN, JOSEPH F.
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 101st Infantry Regiment, 26th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 23, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Joseph F. Sullivan, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action during the Aisne-Marne offensive, France, July 23, 1918. During the advance around Chateau-Thierry, Company B of the regiment to which Private Sullivan was attached became surrounded by the enemy. Their losses were extremely heavy and it appeared as though the entire company would be wiped out or captured. After several men had been killed in attempting to get through the enemy lines to obtain assistance, Private Sullivan volunteered to make the attempt and succeeded in getting through and bringing assistance to Company H, thus enabling the company to continue its advance.
General Orders No. 8, W.D., 1934
Home Town: South Boston, MA

SWAIN, JACK R.
Private, 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 Jack R. Swain, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Beaumont, France, on June 19,1918. Private Swain went to the rescue of wounded men who were exposed to shell fire as a result of an accident to their ambulance. Being able to approach only to within 300 yards of the wrecked car on the road, he took a stretcher and crawled along a ditch to reach them. He then returned and recovered the body of a third man who had been killed in the accident.
General Orders No. 15, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Dallas, TX

SWARTS, RALPH E.
First Lieutenant (Medical Corps), U.S. Army
23d Infantry (Attached), 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 3 - 9, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Ralph E. Swarts, First Lieutenant (Medical Corps), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near St. Etienne-a-Arnes, France, October 3 - 9, 1918. During the offensive operations of October 3 - 9, Lieutenant Swarts worked unceasingly in the most advanced stations in the divisional sector dressing the wounded in the open under terrific machine-gun and shell fire. He took cover only when all wounded had been dressed and evacuated.
General Orders No. 35, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Arkansas City, KS

SWEARINGEN, WILLIAM H.
Private, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 315th Infantry Regiment, 79th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 26 - November 10, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to William H. Swearingen, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Cote-de-Morimont, France, October 26 - November 10, 1918. Private Swearingen, hearing a call for help, went from cover to a position 300 yards distant and, in the face of incessant machine-gun and sniping fire, gave first aid to a wounded comrade and remained until dusk, at which time he returned to safety, carrying the man with him.
General Orders No. 46, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Elida, NM

SWENSON, KARL J.
Major, Medical Corps, U.S. Army
316th Sanitary Train, 91st Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 28 - October 4 & October 30 - November 3, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Karl J. Swenson, Major, Medical Corps, U.S. Army, for repeated acts of extraordinary heroism in action near Very, France, September 28 to October 4, 1918. and near Audeuarde, Belgium, October 30 to November 3, 1918. During the drive in the Forest of Argonne Major Swenson established and maintained a dressing station at Very under almost constant aerial raids and severe shell fire. During the operations between the Lys and Scheldt Rivers this officer repeatedly showed utter disregard for his own life, maintaining liaison between his own advanced dressing station and the battalion aid stations and searching for wounded on the battlefield while he was exposed to heavy fire from artillery, machine-guns and snipers.
General Orders No. 3, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Portland, OR

TAYLOR, LOUIS H.
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 326th Infantry Regiment, 82d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 11, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Louis H. Taylor, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near St. Juvin, France, October 11, 1918, Private Taylor repeatedly exposed himself to concentrated machine-gun and artillery fire, crossing the Aire River several times, and administered first aid to wounded men with complete disregard for his own safety.
General Orders No. 50, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Westfield, MA

*TEISETH, JACOB B.
Private, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 6th Engineers, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 20, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Jacob B. Teiseth, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action in the Claires-Chenes Woods, France, October 20, 1918. Private Teiseth advanced in the attack with the company to which he was attached, and worked constantly under heavy machine-gun and rifle fire, searching for wounded and superintending their evacuation. While engaged in this work in the open under machine-gun fire he was killed.
General Orders No. 20, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Stanwood, WA

TOWNSEND, JAMES B.
Private, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 328th Infantry Regiment, 82d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 15, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to James B. Townsend, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Vandieres, France, September 15, 1918. Private Townsend left Vandieres, went out on the field, which was continually under shell fire, and collected and brought into Vandieres 16 wounded. He remained with them 32 hours, bringing them food and water, adjusting gas masks, and making the wounded comfortable until all had been evacuated.
General Orders No. 27, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Troy, AL

TOWNSEND, RICHARD L.
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Section No. 554, Ambulance Service, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 2 - 9, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Richard L. Townsend, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Somme-Py, France, October 2 - 9, 1918. Private Townsend drove an ambulance night and day to an advanced dressing station under heavy shell fire. On the night of October 5 he voluntarily drove a machine to a place near the lines, over a road raked by machine-gun and shell fire, to evacuate a number of wounded whom the litter bearers were unable to bring in immediately.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Bryn Mawr, PA

TURNER, RAY C.
Private, U.S. Army
101st Ambulance Company, 101st Sanitary Train, 26th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 26, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Ray C. Turner, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Saulx, France, September 26, 1918. Under intense bombardment Private Turner volunteered to go forward with a sergeant to rescue a number of seriously wounded soldiers. While they were engaged in this heroic work Private Turner was wounded and his companion killed by an exploding shell. After receiving first aid he immediately resumed his duties and remained at the front until the advanced station was closed.
General Orders No. 21, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Danville, IL

VER MEHREN, HUBERT
Sergeant First Class, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 7th Engineers, 5th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 8 - 10, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Hubert Ver Mehren, Sergeant First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Brandeville, France, November 8 - 10, 1918. On November 8 and November 10, Sergeant Ver Mehren showed utter disregard for his own personal danger in giving first aid to wounded and carrying them to a place of safety, under intense machine-gun and shell fire.
General Orders No. 44, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Omaha, NE

VERCOE, STANLEY
Private, U.S. Army
Medical Detachment, 5th Machine-Gun Battalion, 2d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 13, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Stanley Vercoe, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Thiaucourt, France, September 13, 1918. In a territory swept by the direct fire of two German batteries, Private Vercoe displayed fearlessness and devotion to duty in giving first aid to the wounded and carrying them to a place of safety.
General Orders No. 35, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Gastra, MI

VOSBURGH, FRED
First Lieutenant (Medical Corps), U.S. Army
116th Infantry (Attached), 29th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 15, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Fred Vosburgh, First Lieutenant (Medical Corps), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Samogneux, France, October 15, 1918. In the attack on the Bois-de-la-Grande Montagne, First Lieutenant Vosburgh accompanied the attacking Infantry, exposing himself to heavy machine-gun fire in order to direct the prompt evacuation of the wounded. After being severely wounded he continued in his efforts until his evacuation was forced by loss of blood.
General Orders No. No. 24, W.D., 1920
Home Town: Standish, NY