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Volume II

Citations for Awards of The


Distinguished Service Cross


World War I

Last Names A - G

Compiled and Edited

By

C. Douglas Sterner

6,309 Awards



Army

5,429

Army Air Service

319

Navy

43

Marine Corps

357

U.S. Civilians

7

Foreign Recipients

154

Volume II

Citations for Awards of The


Distinguished Service Cross

World War I


Last Names A - G



Compiled & Edited
By


C. Douglas Sterner
Copyright © 2006 by HomeOfHeroes.com
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World War I (A - G)




Aamodt, Morris H. G.

Citation:

The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Morris H. G. Aamodt, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action while serving with Company K, 148th Infantry Regiment, 37th Division, A.E.F., near Hearne, Belgium, November 3, 1918. Sergeant Aamodt advanced alone through violent artillery fire to reconnoiter the new position to be occupied by his company beyond the L'Escaut River. He made the reconnaissance and returned with valuable information for his company commander, but was wounded while advancing to the new position with his company.



Born: at St. Paul, Minnesota

Home Town: Chicago, Illinois

Aamot, Arthur

Citation:

The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Arthur Aamot, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action while serving with Company D, 126th Infantry Regiment, 32d Division, A.E.F., near Juvigny, France, August 29, 1918. Sergeant Aamot had sought cover in a shell hole, after a difficult advance in the face of heavy machine-gun fire, when he observed distress signals from a tank nearby, on which concentrated artillery and machine-gun fire was being directed by the enemy. Leaving his shelter, Sergeant Aamot proceeded through the fire to the tank, where he found a wounded man, whom he courageously carried to safety.



  • General Orders No. 44, War Department, 1919

Born: at Shelly, Minnesota

Home Town: Saco, Montana

Aaronson, Julius

(First Award)



Citation:

The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Julius Aaronson, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action while serving with Company K, 148th Infantry Regiment, 37th Division, A.E.F., near Apremont, France, October 7, 1918. When his company was suddenly fired upon by enemy machine guns during an advance and forced to seek shelter Private Aaronson remained in the open under a continuous shower of machine-gun bullets, caring for eight wounded men, dressing their wounds and securing their evacuation.



  • General Orders No. 35, War Department, 1919

Born: at Russia

Home Town: Lansford, Pennsylvania



Other Award: Distinguished Service Cross w/OLC (WWI)

Aaronson, Julius

(Second Award)

Citation:

The Distinguished Service Cross (First Oak Leaf Cluster) is presented to Julius Aaronson, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action while serving with Company G, 109th Infantry Regiment, 28th Division, A.E.F., near Apremont, France, on October 7, 1918, Private Aaronson is awarded one bar to be worn with the Distinguished Service Cross. Having become separated from his company and wounded by a bullet which pierced his helmet, Private Aaronson advanced alone on a machine-gun nest across an open field in broad daylight, killed the gunner and captured two of the crew, whom he pressed into the service of carrying wounded.



  • General Orders No. 35, War Department, 1919

Born: at Russia

Home Town: Lansford, Pennsylvania



Other Award: Distinguished Service Cross (WWI)

Abbott, George C.



Citation:

The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to George C. Abbott, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action while serving with Company A, 357th Infantry Regiment, 90th Division, A.E.F., near Fey-en-Haye, France, September 12, 1918. Sergeant Abbott saved the life of a soldier who was directly under the fire of an enemy machine gun by rushing the gun, killing the gunner, and capturing the gun. His gallant conduct inspired the men of his platoon to continue the advance.



  • General Orders No. No. 128, War Department, 1918

Born: at Cleveland County, Oklahoma

Home Town: Norman, Oklahoma

Abbott, Robert L

Citation:

The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Robert L Abbott, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action while serving with Company B, 3d Supply Train, 3d Division, A.E.F., at Chateau- Thierry, France, May 31 to June 4, 1918. Wounded in the hand by a bursting shell, he voluntarily drove a motorcycle, carrying messages and information to and from French and other headquarters. He was without sleep for 36 hours and constantly passed through hostile machine-gun and shell fire.



  • General Orders No. No. 132, War Department, 1918

Born: at Springdale, Arkansas

Home Town: Sherman, Texas

Abbott, William Y.

Citation:

The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to William Y. Abbott, Bugler, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action while serving with Company D, 111th Infantry Regiment, 28th Division, A.E.F., during the Meuse-Argonne offensive, France, October 2, 1918. While on duty as a runner carrying messages to company commanders across heavily shelled areas, Bugler Abbott discovered an office lying severely wounded out in advance of the line. After delivering his message he volunteered to rescue this officer unaided and in so doing he himself was wounded.



  • General Orders No. 6, War Department, 1931

Born: at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Home Town: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Abele, Herbert A.

Citation:

The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Herbert A. Abele, First Lieutenant (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action while serving with 324th Infantry Regiment, 81st Division, A.E.F., near Ville-en-Woevre, France, November 9, 1918. Lieutenant Abele voluntarily went through an intense machine-gun barrage at great personal risk in order to rescue a wounded soldier.



  • General Orders No. 32, War Department, 1919

Born: at Memphis, Tennessee

Home Town: Memphis, Tennessee

Abend, Louis

Citation:

The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Louis Abend, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action while serving with Company M, 28th Infantry Regiment, 1st Division, A.E.F., near Cantigny, France, May 28 - 30, 1918. When all the officers of his platoon had become casualties under a heavy artillery and machine-gun fire, Corporal Abend, displaying great bravery and initiative, voluntarily took command, effected a reorganization of the platoon which was being rapidly depleted, and held his men so well in hand that they completely repulsed two powerful counterattacks launched by the enemy.



  • General Orders No. No. 4, War Department, 1924

Born: at New York, New York

Home Town: New York, New York

Abercrombie, Hugh

Citation:

The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Hugh Abercrombie, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action while serving with Battery A, 10th Field Artillery, 3d Division, A.E.F., at Janvier Farm, France, July 15, 1918. Sergeant Abercrombie, in charge of the ammunition detail, realizing that all the ammunition at the guns had been used by a barrage to prevent the enemy from crossing the Marne River, immediately organized his detail and carried ammunition by hand from scattered piles whose locations were known to him alone, to the battery position, a distance of about a kilometer. While so engaged, he was severely wounded but refused to be evacuated. After receiving first-aid treatment he ordered that he be placed in a shallow trench, from which place he directed the supply of ammunition to the guns. His bravery and utter disregard of his wounded condition were an inspiration to his comrades.



  • General Orders No. 8, War Department, 1934

Born: at England

Home Town: Verona, Pennsylvania

Abernathy, Charles V.

Citation:

The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Charles V. Abernathy, Second Lieutenant (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action while serving with 6th Infantry Regiment, 5th Division, A.E.F., near Thiaucourt, France, September 14, 1918. Commanding the regimental pioneer platoon, Lieutenant Abernathy led it and the Stokes Mortar Platoon as Infantry, and overcame a machine-gun nest, capturing several machine guns and disposing of the crew. He continued to advance under heavy shell and machine-gun fire, until he fell wounded in the head, hip and leg.



  • General Orders 70, War Department, 1919

Born: at Shelby, North Carolina

Home Town: Palatka, Florida

Abernathy, Thomas J.

Citation:

The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Thomas J. Abernathy, Second Lieutenant (Air Service), U.S. Army Air Service, for extraordinary heroism in action while serving with 147th Aero Squadron, 1st Pursuit Group, U.S. Army Air Service, A.E.F., near Vourbin, France, July 15, 1918. Lieutenant Abernathy, while on patrol duty, attacked an enemy plane at close range, firing 100 rounds at a distance of from 50 to 200 yards. He followed the German ship down and saw it fall out of control, and as he turned he found five enemy planes diving at him. Without hesitation he took the offensive and fired 200 rounds into enemy ships at not more than 15 to 20 yards. He observed tracer bullets entering the bodies of the enemy aircraft, but owing to the violence of the combat he did not have time to observe whether any of his force were shot down. Fighting vigorously, he succeeded in dispersing the enemy ships and making a safe landing within his own lines, although his own engine and plane was almost shot to pieces.



  • General Orders No. No. 121, War Department, 1918

Born: at Perry, Maine

Home Town: West Pembroke, Maine

Abrams, Roland W.

Citation:

The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Roland W. Abrams, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action while serving with Company K, 313th Infantry Regiment, 79th Division, A.E.F., near Crepion, France, November 3, 1918. While carrying a message from battalion to regimental headquarters, Private Abrams was seriously injured in the lungs and eyes by concentrated mustard gas, but he continued on his mission and reported back to battalion headquarters before seeking medical attention.



  • General Orders No. 21, War Department, 1919

Born: at Baltimore, Maryland

Home Town: Baltimore, Maryland

*Achenbach, Max

Citation:

The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Max Achenbach, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action while serving with Company A, 2d Machine-Gun Battalion, 1st Division, A.E.F., near Fleville, France, October 5, 1918. When his gun squad had received orders to withdraw to a better position, because of the intense fire to which they were subjected, the retreat was delayed because the gunner had been wounded. Private Achenbach rushed to the gun and endeavored to remove it, but while thus engaged he received severe wounds in the arms, legs, and stomach which shortly after caused his death.



  • General Orders 64, War Department, 1919

Born: at Boston, Massachusetts

Home Town: Revere, Massachusetts

*Acheson, William Chalmers

Citation:

The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to William Chalmers Acheson, Second Lieutenant (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action while serving with 320th Machine-Gun Battalion, 82d Division, A.E.F., near St. Juvin, France, October 14, 1918. Seeing a flank position exposed by the non-arrival of an infantry regiment, Lieutenant Acheson promptly moved his four guns to the position and held off a strong attack by the enemy. During the action 30 prisoners were taken, but nearly all his platoon had been killed or wounded. Lieutenant Acheson personally operated a gun and, although wounded, poured a most effective fire into the ranks of the enemy, continuing until he died from loss of blood.



  • General Orders No. 44, War Department, 1919

Born: at La Junta, Colorado

Home Town: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Ackers, Deane E.

Citation:

The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Deane E. Ackers, Second Lieutenant (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action while serving with 16th Infantry Regiment, 1st Division, A.E.F., near Soissons, France, July 22, 1918. Lieutenant Ackers assumed command of several detachments which were nearly surrounded by superior forces of the enemy, and with singular gallantry and leadership fought his way through the enemy lines back to our positions.



  • General Orders No. 46, War Department, 1919

Born: at Abilene, Kansas

Home Town: Abilene, Kansas

Ackley, Francis

Citation:

The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Francis Ackley, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action while serving with Company D, 60th Infantry Regiment, 5th Division, A.E.F., near Cunel, France, October 14, 1918. After his company had suffered severe losses from an enemy machine gun, Corporal Ackley volunteered to silence it single-handed. Advancing from the flank, under heavy sniping fire, he surprised the crew, killed the three gunners with his pistol and then turned the machine gun on the enemy, covering the advance of his detachment to the position and inflicting several losses on the hostile troops.



  • General Orders No. 37, War Department, 1919

Born: at Westfield, Pennsylvania

Home Town: Elmira, New York

Ackley, George

Citation:

The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to George Ackley, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action while serving with Company L, 148th Infantry Regiment, 37th Division, A.E.F., near Montfaucon, France, September 27, 1918. While leading his platoon, Sergeant Ackley stormed and destroyed two machine-gun nests. Later he again displayed utter disregard for his personal safety when he extricated his platoon from a perilous position, forcing a passage through the enemy and rejoining the remainder of the company.



  • General Orders No. 59, War Department, 1919

Born: at Pomeroy, Ohio

Home Town: Pomeroy, Ohio

Ackley, James

Citation:

The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to James Ackley, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action while serving with Company A, 23d Infantry Regiment, 2d Division, A.E.F., near Chateau- Thierry, France, June 6, 1918. Even after he had been painfully wounded, Private Ackley remained on duty during the attack, performing his mission as runner, until ordered to the dressing station by his commanding officer.



  • General Orders 87, War Department, 1919

Born: at Siegel, Pennsylvania

Home Town: Siegel, Pennsylvania

Ackley, Ward M.

Citation:

The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Ward M. Ackley, First Lieutenant (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action while serving with 363d Infantry Regiment, 91st Division, A.E.F., near Very, France, September 27th, 1918. Exposing himself to heavy machine-gun and artillery fire in leading his platoon forward, First Lieutenant Ackley (then a lieutenant) himself captured a machine-gun nest, killing seven of the enemy with, his automatic pistol.



  • General Orders No. 44, War Department, 1919

Born: at Oakwood, Ohio

Home Town: Portland, Oregon

Adair, Russel K.

Citation:

The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Russel K. Adair, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action while serving with Company B, 6th Infantry Regiment, 5th Division, A.E.F., near Fontaines, France, November 7, 1918. Private Adair, accompanied by three other soldiers, volunteered and went out under heavy machine-gun and artillery fire to rescue a wounded comrade. Failing in the first attempt, they again tried, and this time succeeded in bringing the wounded man to shelter.



  • General Orders No. 37, War Department, 1919

Born: at Tolesboro, Kentucky

Home Town: Tolesboro, Kentucky

Adair, William R.

Citation:

The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to William R. Adair, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action while serving with Company C, 315th Field Signal Battalion, 90th Division, A.E.F., near Montfaucon, France, October 24, 1918. After being severely gassed, Sergeant Adair stayed at his post and ran his telephone lines. Through a terrific artillery barrage he remained on duty, though he was blinded and could hardly talk, until his organization was relieved.



  • General Orders No. 37, War Department, 1919

Born: at Tahlequah, Oklahoma

Home Town: Fort Gibson, Oklahoma

Adams, Edward

Citation:

The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Edward Adams, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action while serving with Company E, 9th Infantry Regiment, 2d Division, A.E.F., near Medeah Ferme, France, October 5, 1918. After all the other runners in his company had become casualties, Private Adams carried numerous messages through heavy barrages and maintained communication with battalion headquarters at a critical moment in the operations.



  • General Orders 70, War Department, 1919

Born: at Petersburg, Virginia

Home Town: Petersburg, Virginia

Adams, Frank Howard

Citation:

The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Frank Howard Adams, Lieutenant Colonel (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action while serving with 38th Infantry Regiment, 3d Division, A.E.F., near Dormans, France, on July 15, 1918. Lieutenant Colonel Adams was conspicuous for gallantry in action when, with courage and forcefulness and without regard to his personal safety, he voluntarily organized detachments of units other than his own and led them into effective combat.



  • General Orders No. No. 101, War Department, 1918

Born: at Petersburg, Indiana

Home Town: Vincennes, Indiana

Adams, Frederick W.

Citation:

The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Frederick W. Adams, First Lieutenant (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action while serving with 16th Infantry Regiment, 1st Division, A.E.F., near Soissons, France, July 22, 1918. During the violent fighting of July 22, 1918, Lieutenant Adams distinguished himself by his courage, judgment and efficient leadership. After the strength of the regiment had been seriously reduced by losses, he took command of a large number of the remaining troops, disposed them in effective positions, walking up and down the lines under constant fire from the enemy, and by his example of coolness and bravery inspired his men to hold the positions they had gained.



  • General Orders No. 44, War Department, 1919

Born: at Kansas City, Missouri

Home Town: Kansas City, Missouri

Adams, Harry J.

Citation:

The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Harry J. Adams, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action while serving with Company K, 353d Infantry Regiment, 89th Division, A.E.F., at Bouillonville, France, September 12-13, 1918. Sergeant Adams followed a retreating German into a house in the town of Bouillonville and, ascertaining that the enemy had entered a dugout, fired the remaining two shots in his pistol through the door and ordered the surrender of the occupants. By his bravery, coolness, and confidence he captured single-handed approximately 300 prisoners, including seven officers.



  • General Orders No. 20, War Department, 1919

Born: at Girard, Illinois

Home Town: Sweetwater, Texas

Adams, James P.

Citation:

The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to James P. Adams, First Lieutenant, U.S. Marine Corps, for extraordinary heroism while serving with the Seventy-Eighth Company, Sixth Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F., in action near Blanc Mont Ridge, France, October 3, 1918. Voluntarily leading four soldiers through a heavy barrage, Lieutenant Adams attacked and killed a machine-gun crew, which was enfilading his company first line. His willingness, fearlessness, and great courage made possible the cleaning out of many more machine guns, which were holding up the advance of his company.



  • General Order No. 35, War Department, 1919

Born: at North Augusta, South Carolina

Home Town: North Augusta, South Carolina



Other Award: Navy Cross (Same Action)

Adams, James S.



Citation:

The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to James S. Adams, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action while serving with Company M, 310th Infantry Regiment, 78th Division, A.E.F., at Mon Plaisir Farm, north of Thiaucourt, France, September 22, 1918. Disregarding his own personal safety, Private Adams went to an open field, swept by heavy machine-gun fire, to the assistance of an officer who had been wounded during the withdrawal of his company from a raid. He bandaged the officer's wound and carried him to shelter, thereby saving the officer's life.



  • General Orders No. No. 127, War Department, 1918

Born: at England

Home Town: Arlington, New Jersey

*Adams, John Carver

Citation:

The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to John Carver Adams, Captain (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action while serving with 30th Infantry Regiment, 3d Division, A.E.F., at Crezancy, France, July 15, 1918. Captain Adams was gassed to such an extent that he vomited several times in his gas mask and had to lie on top of his dugout under heavy shell fire to get sufficient air. He refused to leave his post for medical treatment and remained to direct the movements of his company during the entire day. He was killed in action July 25, 1918.




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