FOURTH U.S. INFANTRY REGIMENT: HOME of HEROES

4th Infantry, 4th Infantry Regiment, Warrior Battalion 1/4, INF 2/4 INF, 3/4 INF,

Distinguished Service Cross

 

 

Spanish American War (1898)

Teter, Guy E.

The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Guy E. Teter, Private, U.S. Army, for distinguished service in action while serving with Company G, 4th Infantry, in the battle at El Caney, Cuba, July 1, 1898.

D.S.C. issued in lieu of the Certificate of Merit and the D.S.M. under the provisions of the act of Congress (March 5, 1931)

Born:   at Phillipi, West Virginia

Home Town:   Clarksburg, West Virginia

 

Philippine Insurrection (1899-1913)

Carner, George W.

The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to George W. Carner, Musician, U.S. Army, for distinguished service while serving with company H, 4th Infantry, in having assisted in saving two comrades from drowning in Borac river, near Nasugbu, Philippine Islands, September 5, 1901.

 D.S.C. issued in lieu of the Certificate of Merit and the D.S.M. under the provisions of the act of Congress (March 5, 1931)

Born:   at Danbury, Connecticut

Home Town:   Poughkeepsie, New York

 

World War I

BAKER, JOHN M.

(First Award)
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company G, 4th Infantry Regiment, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 29, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to John M. Baker, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Roncheres, France, July 29, 1918. Corporal Baker led a patrol through heavy machine-gun fire, in an attack on an enemy nest. Seeing all the members of his patrol lying about, either killed or wounded, he courageously continued the fire, killing a sniper who had been inflicting severe losses.
General Orders No. 103, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Raleigh, NC
Other Award: Distinguished Service Cross w/OLC (WWI)

BAKER, JOHN M.

(Second Award)
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company G, 4th Infantry Regiment, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 14, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to John M. Baker, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Cunel, France, October 14, 1918. Corporal Baker is awarded an Oak-leaf Cluster, to be worn with the distinguished-service cross. After his platoon commander was wounded Corporal Baker took command; and, after being wounded, refused to go for treatment, remaining to lead his platoon for two days, until relieved.
General Orders No. 103, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Raleigh, NC
Other Award: Distinguished Service Cross (WWI)

*BANKS, LEONARD S.

Private, U.S. Army
Company G, 4th Infantry Regiment, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 23, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Leonard S. Banks, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action in the Foret- de-Fere, France, July 23, 1918. Badly wounded while on patrol Private Banks returned to his company to get assistance for wounded comrades. He then volunteered and led the first-aid men through heavy gas and shell bombardment to the place where his wounded comrades were.
General Orders No. 32, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Farnum, NE

*BELL, ALBERT H., JR.

Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army
4th Infantry Regiment, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 23, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Albert H. Bell, Jr., Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Les Franquettes Farm, France, July 23, 1918. While acting as battalion gas officer, Lieutenant Bell volunteered and took charge of a squad of men, captured a machine gun and eight prisoners. He was killed while attempting to take a second machine gun.
General Orders No. 32, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Greensburg, PA

BELL, BLAKE

Private, U.S. Army
Headquarters Company, 4th Infantry Regiment, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 20, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Blake Bell, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Cunel, France, October 20, 1918. When all superiors of the platoon had become casualties, Private Bell assumed command, and efficiently conducted the operations. When his guns had been put out of action, he personally salvaged the parts and resumed fire. When relieved, he safely conducted the remnants of the platoon from the line.
General Orders No. 44, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Kinde, MI

*BENDER, JOHN F.

Private, U.S. Army
Company B, 4th Infantry Regiment, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 23, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to John F. Bender, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Les Franquette Farm, France July 23, 1918. Private Bender crawled forward and continued to fire into a machine-gun nest until he was killed.
General Orders No. 32, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Mount Carmel, PA

BERKELEY, THEODORE I.

Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army
4th Infantry Regiment, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 23, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Theodore I. Berkeley, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Mont St. Pere, France, July 23, 1918. While in an open field swept by heavy machine-gun and rifle fire, Lieutenant Berkeley was ordered by his battalion commander to seek cover in the woods; but seeing a wounded man farther to the front, he went to his aid and brought him to a place of safety.
General Orders No. 32, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Morristown, NJ

BLAUROCK, OSCAR

Private First Class, U.S. Army
Company D, 4th Infantry Regiment, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 14, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Oscar Blaurock, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Nesles, France, July 14, 1918. During a heavy shell and gas bombardment, Private Blaurock made repeated trips with messages to the various platoons, at the same time volunteering and assisting in the removal of the wounded to a place of safety.
General Orders No. 32, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Brooklyn, NY

BOLLING, ALEXANDER R.

Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army
4th Infantry Regiment, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 14 - 15, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Alexander R. Bolling, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action in Bois-de-Nesles, France, July 14 - 15, 1918. While in command of three widely separated platoons in the Bois-de-Nesles, on the night of July 14-15, Lieutenant Boiling continually exposed himself to very heavy gas and shell fire by going from one platoon to another.
General Orders No. 32, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Philadelphia, PA

CAMPBELL, MARTIN H.

Band Sergeant, U.S. Army
Headquarters Company, 4th Infantry Regiment, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 24, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Martin H. Campbell, Band Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Le Channel, France, July 24, 1918. Sergeant Campbell, frequently requested and was granted permission to render aid to the wounded. Making his way into an open field, swept by a withering machine-gun fire, he rendered first-aid to many of the wounded. While performing this highly meritorious work, he himself was wounded by grenade fire.
General Orders 64, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Flint, MI

*COMBS, STEVE

Corporal, U.S. Army
Company A, 4th Infantry Regiment, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 16, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Steve Combs, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Cunel, France, October 16, 1918. After all his superior officers and non-commissioned officers were killed or wounded, Corporal Combs took command of the platoon and pushed forward, capturing a machine gun and its crew. Although being mortally wounded a short time afterwards, he constantly called to his companions to continue the advance until he lost consciousness.
General Orders 64, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Tallega, KY

DAVIS, WALTER E.

Sergeant, U.S. Army
Headquarters Company, 4th Infantry Regiment, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 13, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Walter E. Davis, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Les Evaux, France, July 13, 1918. After several night patrols had failed in the attempt to cross the Marne, Sergeant Davis, with three companions, crossed the river in daylight, and, in full view of the enemy, remained in enemy territory throughout the day.
General Orders No. 32, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Lyndora, PA

DERRY, JOHN W.

Private First Class, U.S. Army
Company D, 4th Infantry Regiment, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 15, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to John W. Derry, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Nesles, France, July 15, 1918. Private First Class Derry requested permission to leave the trenches and to assist the wounded. Under heavy artillery bombardment of the enemy, he aided many wounded comrades to a dressing station, returning with litters for the more seriously wounded.
General Orders No. 32, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Petersburg, IL

DOHERTY, JOHN

First Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company B, 4th Infantry Regiment, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 23, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to John Doherty, First Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Les Franquettes Farm, France, July 23, 1918. After his company had withdrawn, Sergeant Doherty remained for five hours in an open field, swept by machine-gun fire, with his company commander, who was seriously wounded; carrying him to a dressing station after darkness had set in.
General Orders No. 32, W.D., 1919
Home Town: New York, NY

DONAHOE, FRANK C.

Private, U.S. Army
Company A, 4th Infantry Regiment, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 4, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Frank C. Donahoe, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Cunel, France, October 4, 1918. While his company was in support of the attacking company, communication was temporarily lost in the darkness. After all the runners had become casualties, Private Donahoe volunteered and succeeded in establishing liaison, pushing forward through the severe machine-gun and artillery fire despite the fact that he was painfully wounded soon after starting on his mission.
General Orders No. 44, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Philadelphia, PA

DOREY, HALSTEAD

Colonel, U.S. Army
4th Infantry Regiment, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 15, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Halstead Dorey, Colonel, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action north of Montfaucon, France, October 15,1918. When his men had become almost exhausted by 12 days' continuous fighting against stubborn resistance and had suffered heavy casualties, Colonel Dorey, himself suffering from a painful wound, went forward from his post of command through a heavy enemy barrage to the front line, where he reorganized his forces and directed the attacking units for two days, until he was again severely wounded. His conspicuous bravery inspired his troops to the successful assault of a strongly fortified ravine and woods which were of vital importance and resulted in the capture of numerous prisoners and much material.
General Orders No. 46, W.D., 1919
Home Town: St. Louis, MO

DURING, FRED

First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
4th Infantry Regiment, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 4, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Fred During, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Nantillois, France, October 4, 1918. Lieutenant During crossed an open field toward the enemy under the heaviest of machine-gun fire, enfilading and frontal, in order to give directions to French tanks for an attack on enemy machine-guns. He was wounded in the leg and received a second wound while returning to his company. In spite of his wounds, he directed the attack from a shell hole until carried from the field, due to loss of blood.
General Orders No. No. 19, W.D., 1920
Home Town: Lawton, OK

*FEINBERG, HIRCHE J.

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

FESSELMEYER, WILLIAM T.

Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army
4th Infantry Regiment, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 14 - 15, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to William T. Fesselmeyer, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Grand Ballois Farm, France, July 14 - 15, 1918. On the night of July 14 - 15 Lieutenant Fesselmeyer continually exposed himself to heavy gas and shell fire while caring for wounded until he was overcome by gas and exhaustion.
General Orders No. 32, W.D., 1919
Home Town: New York, NY

FILLYAW, WALTER J.

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

*FINN, HENRY

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

FLOYD, WILLIAM M.

Private, U.S. Army
Company L, 4th Infantry Regiment, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 13, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to William M. Floyd, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Les Evaux, France, July 13, 1918. After seeing several patrols fail in the attempt to cross the River Marne, during the night, Private Floyd, with three companions, successfully crossed in broad daylight and in full view of the enemy, remaining in hostile territory throughout the day.
General Orders No. 32, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Norris City, IL

HAUSMANN, WILLIAM L.

Private, U.S. Army
Company A, 4th Infantry Regiment, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 14 - 15, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to William L. Hausmann, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Grand Ballois Farm, France, July 14 - 15, 1918. Under a heavy gas and shell bombardment Private Hausmann repeatedly volunteered and delivered messages over routes other than his own when the runners assigned to those routes had been killed or wounded.
General Orders No. 32, W.D., 1919
Home Town: St. Helena, NE

*HENSLEY, THOMAS L.

Private First Class, U.S. Army
Company H, 4th Infantry Regiment, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 29, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Thomas L. Hensley, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Roncheres, France, July 29, 1918. Going from one wounded comrade to another, exposed to heavy machine-gun and deadly sniper fire, Private Hensley administered aid to all that he could reach before being killed in the performance of this heroic mission.
General Orders No. 32, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Humble, TX

JAMES, JESSE A.

Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company L, 4th Infantry Regiment, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 13, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Jesse A. James, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Les Evaux, France, July 13, 1918. After many attempts to get patrols across the Marne had failed, Sergeant James alone swam the river, taking with Mm a wire, by which a boat containing two of his comrades was drawn across, without attracting the attention of the enemy.
General Orders No. 32, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Madill, OK

JERVEY, FRANK JOHNSTONE

Captain, U.S. Army
4th Infantry Regiment, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 23, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Frank Johnstone Jervey, Captain, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Les Franquettes Farm, France, July 23, 1918. Although wounded five times when his company was suddenly fired upon by machine-guns while crossing an open field, Captain Jervey remained in command of his company until he became unconscious.
General Orders No. 32, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Charleston, SC

*KANOPSKY, FRANK

Private, U.S. Army
Company E, 4th Infantry Regiment, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 28, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Frank Kanopsky, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Roncheres, France, July 28, 1918. While acting as runner, Private Kanopsky was severely burned with mustard gas and wounded by shrapnel. He refused to be evacuated and continued to perform his duties under intense machine-gun fire.
General Orders No. 32, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Harwick, PA

KARDOK, JOSEPH

Private First Class, U.S. Army
Company A, 4th Infantry Regiment, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 15, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Joseph Kardok, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Grand Ballois Farm, France, July 15, 1918. After being badly gassed, Private Kardok continued with his duties as runner, exposed to the extreme shelling of high explosive and gas bombs.
General Orders No. 32, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Philadelphia, PA

KENNEDY, GRANT

Corporal, U.S. Army
Company G, 4th Infantry Regiment, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 13, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Grant Kennedy, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Cunel, France, October 13, 1918. When his platoon commander was wounded, Corporal Kennedy reorganized the platoon, while under severe fire, placing his men so as best to repel the enemy's counterattack. He inspired his men by his own personal bravery. Wounded and sent to a hospital, he returned to the front line after a week's treatment, being severely wounded while leading his men in an attack.
General Orders 98, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Imboden, VA

KEPNER, WILLIAM E.

Captain, U.S. Army
4th Infantry Regiment, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 5 - 6, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to William E. Kepner, Captain, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Cunel, France, October 5 - 6, 1918. While in command of a battalion. Captain Kepner personally led one company of his command in an attack on a woods occupied by a company of German machine-gunners. He was the first man to enter the woods and later when part of the attacking company was held up by flanking machine-gun fire, he, with a patrol of three men, encircled this machine-gun and after a hard hand-to-hand fight, put the gun out of action.
General Orders No. 44, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Kokomo, IN

*KLANSKA, FREDERIC

Private, U.S. Army
Company F, 4th Infantry Regiment, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 26, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Frederic Klanska, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Le Channel, France, July 26, 1918. Private Klanska at great personal risk voluntarily left his shelter and went 100 yards into an open field swept by heavy machine-gun fire and brought in a wounded man on his back.
General Orders No. 32, W.D., 1919
Home Town: St. Paul, MN

KMIOTEK, ALOYSIMS

Private, U.S. Army
Company A, 4th Infantry Regiment, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 15, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Aloysims Kmiotek, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Grand Ballois Farm, France, July 15, 1918. Although badly wounded, Private Kmiotek continued to perform his duties as runner and before he would accept relief notified adjoining relays that his post was disabled.
General Orders No. 32, W.D., 1919
Home Town: New Castle, PA

*KOZLOSKI, JOHN

Private, U.S. Army
Company A, 4th Infantry Regiment, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 14 - 15, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to John Kozloski, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Grand Ballois Farm, France, July 14 - 15, 1918. Private Kozloski repeatedly volunteered and delivered messages over routes where all previous runners had either been killed or wounded.
General Orders No. 32, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Baltimore, MD

*LEDWELL, HARVEY M.

Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company A, 4th Infantry Regiment, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 26, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Harvey M. Ledwell, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Charmel, France, July 26, 1918. Although very seriously wounded, Sergeant Ledwell refused aid of his men, who stopped to assist him, ordering them forward and directing their attack until they had passed beyond hearing distance.
General Orders No. 126, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Greensboro, NC

*LEWIS, FRANK NELSON

Captain, U.S. Army
4th Infantry Regiment, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 5 - 6, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Frank Nelson Lewis, Captain, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Cunel, France, October 5 - 6, 1918. Although severely wounded in both arms and both legs during the advance of his company on the night of October 5 - 6, Captain Lewis continued in command, and by his bravery and courage contributed materially to the complete success of the attack.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Memphis, TN

LUCIA, ARTHUR A.

Private First Class, U.S. Army
Company M, 4th Infantry Regiment, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 27, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Arthur A. Lucia, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Le Channel, France, July 27, 1918. Private Lucia volunteered to carry an important message through a heavy artillery barrage, after several other runners had reported that they could not get through. He succeeded in his mission.
General Orders 71, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Brooklyn, NY

LUKAZ, JOSEPH

Private, U.S. Army
Company D, 4th Infantry Regiment, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 13, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Joseph Lukaz, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Cunel, France, October 13, 1918. While defending an outpost, after all his comrades had been wounded, Private Lukz was attacked by a group of eight Germans, one an officer. With his automatic rifle, he disabled all but the officer and two men, who took cover in a shell hole. Running to their hiding place, he killed all the enemy with hand grenades, and returned to hold his ?ortiori of the line intact.
General Orders 64, W.D., 1919
Home Town: South Fork, PA

MADDEN, DAVID

Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company E, 4th Infantry Regiment, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 7, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to David Madden, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Cunel, France, October 7, 1918. Due to the lifting of a heavy fog, Company E was caught on an open hillside, within 100 yards of the enemy's line, and were forced to remain in the cover of shell holes for the entire day. Hearing a wounded man groaning in great pain, Sergeant Madden left his shelter and went to his rescue, carrying him through the terrific machine-gun and artillery fire to a shell hole, where he administered all the aid and comfort possible and then returned to his post through the same intense fire.
General Orders No. 44, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Boston, MA

MARGOLIN, HARRY

Private, U.S. Army
Company A, 4th Infantry Regiment, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 14 - 15, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Harry Margolin, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Grand Ballois Farm, France, July 14 - 15, 1918. Under a heavy gas and shell bombardment, Private Margolin repeatedly volunteered and delivered messages over routes other than his own, when the runners assigned to those routes had been killed or wounded.
General Orders No. 32, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Brooklyn, NY

MAY, LESTER T.

Private First Class, U.S. Army
Company F, 4th Infantry Regiment, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 14 - 15, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Lester T. May, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Grand Ballois Farm, France, July 14 - 15, 1918. During a heavy shelling, Private May volunteered and delivered messages over routes, where all other runners had been either killed or wounded.
General Orders No. 32, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Wyalusing, PA

*MCCONNELL, JAMES B.

First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
4th Infantry Regiment, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 23, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to James B. McConnell, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Les Franquettes Farm, France, July 23, 1918. First Lieutenant McConnell continued in command of his platoon after having part of his face shot away by a machine-gun bullet. He later died of his wound.
General Orders 87, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Syracuse, NY
Other Award: Medal of Honor (Philippine Insurrection)

*MCDONOUGH, JOHN F.

Corporal, U.S. Army
Company B, 4th Infantry Regiment, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 30, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to John F. McDonough, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Nantillois, France, September 30, 1918. Upon being wounded in the arm, going through a heavy artillery barrage. Corporal McDonough refused to go to the rear for first aid, but dressed his wound himself, remaining in command of his platoon section until he was killed by shell fire.
General Orders 87, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Boston, MA

MONULA, NICK

Private, U.S. Army
Company A, 4th Infantry Regiment, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 14 - 15, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Nick Monula, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Grand Ballois Farm, France, July 14 - 15, 1918. During a heavy gas and shell bombardment Private Monula repeatedly volunteered and delivered messages over routes other than his own when the runners assigned to those routes had been killed or wounded.
General Orders No. 32, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Pittsburgh, PA

MORITZ, MAX F.

Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company A, 4th Infantry Regiment, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 22, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Max F. Moritz, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Mont St. Pere, France, July 22, 1918. After his platoon had captured a German field piece in the woods near Mont St. Pere and returned to the town, Sergeant Moritz voluntarily remained behind with a wounded comrade, in a woods infested by enemy snipers, and after nightfall brought the wounded man to a place of safety.
General Orders No. 32, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Camden, NJ

MORTON, LAWRENCE A.

Private First Class, U.S. Army
Company H, 4th Infantry Regiment, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 10, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Lawrence A. Morton, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Les Evaux, France, July 10, 1918. After being badly wounded, Private Morton continued to perform his duties as runner at a relay post on the front line under heavy machine-gun fire.
General Orders No. 32, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Jeanette, PA

*NALLE, JAMES B.

Major, U.S. Army
4th Infantry Regiment, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 22 - 23, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to James B. Nalle, Major, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at La Tuilerie Farm, France, July 22 - 23, 1918. While making an inspection of the two leading battalions of the regiment on the night of July 22 - 23, Major Nalle entered La Tieulerie Farm and found it occupied. As his party was leaving the farm, persons were heard approaching, and fearing that his men might fire upon friendly troops, he stepped from behind the wall and challenged the party. He was immediately fired upon and killed.
General Orders No. 32, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Washington, DC

NAREWOUCHEK, TROFEM

Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company F, 4th Infantry Regiment, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 22, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Trofem Narewouchek, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Mont St. Pere, France, July 22, 1918. Leaving his place of safety, Sergeant Narewouchek made his way across an open field, exposed to machine-gun fire, and assisted in the rescue of three wounded comrades.
General Orders No. 32, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Philadelphia, PA

OLEJNIK, FRANK

Corporal, U.S. Army
Company B, 4th Infantry Regiment, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 21, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Frank Olejnik, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Gland, France, July 21, 1918. Assisting his platoon commander and one other comrade, Corporal Olejnik went forward, attacking and capturing an enemy machine-gun and eight prisoners.
General Orders No. 32, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Indiana Harbor, IN

OWENS, FRANK A.

First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
4th Infantry Regiment, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 13, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Frank A. Owens, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Les Evaux, France, July 13, 1918. After several unsuccessful attempts had been made to get patrols across the Marne River at night, Lieutenant Owens, with two soldiers, crossed in daylight and remained on the enemy side throughout the day.
General Orders No. 32, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Charlotte, NC

PARISSI, GUISEPPE

Private First Class, U.S. Army
Company A, 4th Infantry Regiment, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 14 - 15, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Guiseppe Parissi, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Crezancy, France, July 14 - 15, 1918. Throughout the night of July 14 - 15, during the height of the offensive German bombardment, Private Parissi carried messages through woods made almost impassable by fallen trees.
General Orders No. 126, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Olean, NY

PERONACE, ANTHONY

Private, U.S. Army
Company B, 4th Infantry Regiment, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 21, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Anthony Peronace, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Gland, France, July 21, 1918. With his platoon leader and one other soldier, Private Peronace captured an enemy machine-gun and eight prisoners.
General Orders No. 32, W.D., 1919
Home Town: New York, NY

POKORNY, ROBERT

Private First Class, U.S. Army
Headquarters Company, 4th Infantry Regiment, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 28, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Robert Pokorny, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Roncheres, France, July 28, 1918. Private Pokorny volunteered and went forward to recover the trail of a 37-mm. gun. Despite the great danger of heavy machine- gun fire, he succeeded in recovering and dragging it back to our lines.
General Orders No. 32, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Chicago, IL

POLITTE, MELVIN J.

Corporal, U.S. Army
Headquarters Company, 4th Infantry Regiment, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 15, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Melvin J. Politte, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Grand Ballois Farm, France, July 15, 1918. After seeing many of his comrades killed or wounded in attempting the same mission, Corporal Politte went forward under heavy shell and gas bombardment and repaired telephone lines.
General Orders No. 32, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Old Mines, MO

*POPLIN, DANIEL C.

Private, U.S. Army
Company H, 4th Infantry Regiment, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 29, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Daniel C. Poplin, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Roncheres, France, July 29, 1918. Private Poplin repeatedly carried messages between his own and another company across an open field swept by heavy machine-gun and sniper fire and was killed while on one of these missions.
General Orders No. 32, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Charlotte, NC

*RADEVICK, RADOVAN

Private, U.S. Army
Company A, 4th Infantry Regiment, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 14 - 15, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Radovan Radevick, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Grand Ballois Farm, France, July 14 - 15, 1918. During an intense shell and gas bombardment, Private Radevick repeatedly volunteered and carried messages and assisted in caring for the wounded at great personal risk.
General Orders No. 32, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Cleveland, OH

*SCIALABBA, JOSEPH

Private, U.S. Army
Company C, 4th Infantry Regiment, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 13, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Joseph Scialabba, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action neat Cunel, France, October 13, 1918. From an exposed outpost position, during a strong enemy counterattack, Private Scialabba opened fire on the advancing enemy with a captured machine-gun. When the machine-gun jammed, he picked up a light Browning gun and used it with the same deadly effect until the magazines were exhausted, whereupon he resorted to rifle fire. This gallant soldier was killed in action two days later.
General Orders 89, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Butler, PA

SCULLY, GEORGE F.

Private, U.S. Army
Company A, 4th Infantry Regiment, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 14 - 15, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to George F. Scully, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Grand Ballois Farm, France, July 14 - 15, 1918. After being badly gassed, Private Scully continued to carry messages through heavy gas and high-explosive shell bombardment to the front line.
General Orders No. 32, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Philadelphia, PA

SHUPP, ROY F.

First Lieutenant, U.S. Army
4th Infantry Regiment, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 21, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Roy F. Shupp, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Gland, France, July 21, 1918. After crossing the Marne with the leading platoon of his company, Lieutenant Shupp, with two companions, made a surprise attack on an enemy machine- gun emplacement and succeeded in taking one gun and eight prisoners.
General Orders No. 35, W.D., 1919
Home Town: New Bern, NC

SMITH, EMERSON R

Private First Class, U.S. Army
Company M, 4th Infantry Regiment, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 26, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Emerson R. Smith, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Le Channel, France, July 26, 1918. Engaged as runner, Private Smith carried an important message through heavy shell and machine-gun fire, completing his mission, although so badly gassed that immediate removal to a hospital was necessary.
General Orders No. No. 28, W.D., 1921
Home Town: Dayton, OH

*SMYTH, ROY M

Major, U.S. Army
4th Infantry Regiment, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 23, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Roy M. Smyth, Major, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Les Franquettes Farm, France, July 23, 1918. After part of his battalion had already entered an open field before Les Franzuettes Farm, enemy machine-guns suddenly opened fire from several points and at the same time hidden mines in the field were exploded. Major Smyth constantly exposed himself to great personal danger while getting his men into the best available cover and reorganizing his position.
General Orders No. 32, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Reno, NV

*SNYDER, ABOIL E.

Private, U.S. Army
Company I, 4th Infantry Regiment, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 26, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Aboil E. Snyder, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Le Channel, France, July 26, 1918. Although shot through the stomach with a machine-gun bullet, Private Snyder continued to the nest relay station and arranged for the safe delivery of his message. He died a few minutes later.
General Orders No. 32, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Alburtis, PA

*STEWART, GEORGE L.

Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company I, 4th Infantry Regiment, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 14 - 15, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to George L. Stewart, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Nesles, France, July 14 - 15, 1918. After he had seen several of his comrades fall in the attempt to accomplish the mission, Sergeant Stewart volunteered to carry an important message through a heavy shell and gas bombardment.
General Orders No. 32, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Bluefield, WV

*WAITE, GEORGE T.

Private First Class, U.S. Army
Headquarters Company, 4th Infantry Regiment, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 28, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to George T. Waite, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Roncheres, France, July 28, 1918. Exposing himself to heavy shell fire Private Waite kept in repair the telephone wire to the front line, succeeding in his mission despite the fact that shell fire was causing repeated breaks while he was thus engaged.
General Orders No. 32, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Bruce, SD

WALSH, FRANK

Private First Class, U.S. Army
Company C, 4th Infantry Regiment, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 22, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Frank Walsh, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Mont St. Pere, France, July 22, 1918. After being severely wounded Private Walsh continued to operate his automatic rifle throughout the night.
General Orders No. 32, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Benkelman, NE

WALTON, ELMER A.

Mechanic, U.S. Army
Company H, 4th Infantry Regiment, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 8, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Elmer A. Walton, Mechanic, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Mezy, France, July 8, 1918. Mechanic Walton volunteered and carried a message over territory generally thought impassable during daylight. He accomplished his mission in spite of having been wounded and nearly buried by a shell explosion.
General Orders No. 32, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Martins Ferry, OH

*WHALEY, WELLMON P.

Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company F, 4th Infantry Regiment, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 22, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Wellmon P. Whaley, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Mont St. Pere, France, July 22, 1918. Advancing far ahead of his patrol, Sergeant Whaley encountered an enemy patrol, which opened fire on him. Despite the fact that he had been severely wounded, he continued to combat the enemy, killing one and dispersing the others.
General Orders No. 32, W.D., 1919
Home Town: White Castle, LA

WICKLIFFE, ROBERT E.

Private, U.S. Army
Company A, 4th Infantry Regiment, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 14 - 15, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Robert E. Wickliffe, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Grand Ballois Farm, France, July 14 - 15, 1918. After being severely wounded Private Wickliffe remained at his post performing his duties as a relay runner until relieved.
General Orders No. 32, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Spencer, IA

WIEDMAIER, BENJAMIN P.

Private, U.S. Army
Company A, 4th Infantry Regiment, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 14 - 15, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Benjamin P. Wiedmaier, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Grand Ballois Farm, France, July 14 - 15, 1918. During a heavy gas and shell bombardment, Private Wiedmaier repeatedly volunteered and delivered messages over routes other than his own, when the runners assigned to those routes had been killed or wounded.
General Orders No. 32, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Clarksdale, MO

WILEY, JAMES E.

Private, U.S. Army
Company B, 4th Infantry Regiment, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 14 - 15, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to James E. Wiley, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Les Evaux, France, July 14 - 15, 1918. After being badly gassed, Private Wiley continued with his duties as runner, carrying messages through a heavy bombardment to and from the front line.
General Orders No. 32, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Colorado Springs, CO

*WILLIAMS, RAY T.

Private, U.S. Army
Headquarters Company, 4th Infantry Regiment, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 15, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Ray T. Williams, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Grand Ballois Farm, France, July 15, 1918. After several of his comrades had been killed or wounded while attempting to repair telephone lines, Private Williams went out and performed the mission under heavy gas and shell bombardment.
General Orders No. 32, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Humphreys, MO

WRIGHT, JOHN W.

Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company I, 4th Infantry Regiment, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 15, 1918
Citation:
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to John W. Wright, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Nesles, France, July 15, 1918. After he had been severely wounded, Sergeant Wright remained on duty through a heavy shell and gas bombardment, rendering valuable assistance to his platoon commander.
General Orders No. 32, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Canebrake, WV

World War II

BARNETT, FRED M.

The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Fred M. Barnett, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company A, 4th Infantry Regiment, in action against enemy forces on 25 May 1943. Private Barnett's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, U.S. Army Troops, APO 726 (Attu Landing Force), General Orders No. 31 (1943)

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