Medical Detachment, 118th Infantry Regiment, 30th Division, A.E.F. 15, W.D., 1919 Citation: On September 8 Private Baxter went to the aid of wounded comrades, despite the deadly fire of rifles and machine guns; and after administering to them in a shell hole, he carried the men, one at a time, to safety. General Orders No. Private First Class, U.S. Army First Lieutenant (Medical Corps), U.S. Army 10, W.D., 1920 During an extreme shelling Private Burke cared for the wounded, although exposed at all times to the hazard of the rain of shells. Major (Medical Corps), U.S. Army The Distinguished Service Cross was established in 1918 to honor heroism of the highest degree that did not quite merit the Medal of Honor. Citation: Citation: Medical Detachment, 104th Infantry Regiment, 26th Division, A.E.F. Date of Action: September 25, 1918 Home Town: Toledo, OH, DONOVAN, JAMES J. Private, U.S. Army Date of Action: September 28 & October 5, 1918 Other Award: Distinguished Service Cross w/OLC (WWI), COMFORT, CHARLES W., JR. Date of Action: September 5, 1918 76th Field Artillery, 3d Division, A.E.F. Home Town: Springfield, OH, ALBRIGHT, FRED C. Citation: Private First Class, U.S. Army The Distinguished Service Cross Design The medal is a plain silver cross with rounded ends with a width of 43 millimeters (1.7 in). Medical Detachment, 310th Infantry Regiment, 78th Division, A.E.F. Sanitary Detachment, 112th Machine-Gun Battalion, 29th Division, A.E.F. Date of Action: September 25, 1918 Private Bragg was on duty with a detachment of his regiment which was cut off and surrounded by the enemy in the Argonne Forest, France, for five days. General Orders No. Private First Class, U.S. Army Case, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action east of Ronssoy, France, September 29, 1918. Date of Action: October 8, 1918 35, W.D., 1919 Date of Action: October 9, 1918 Date of Action: July 16, 1918 14, W.D., 1925 Citation: Distinguished Service Cross The Distinguished Service Cross is the second highest military honor that is given to a member of the U.S. Army. AMEDD NCO/ENLISTED HISTORY Major (Medical Corps), U.S. Army Date of Action: January 8, 1918 The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Herbert O. Date of Action: July 18 - 22, 1918 Sanitary Detachment, 326th Infantry Regiment, 82d Division, A.E.F. Captain (Medical Corps), U.S. Army The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Archie B. Major comfort displayed the highest courage and devotion to duty being continually present on the front line administering first-aid to the wounded under violent artillery and machine- gun fire. Captain (Medical Corps), U.S. Army Private, U.S. Army Private Chapin assisted in establishing a dressing station in dugout under heavy shell fire. Date of Action: October 3 - 9, 1918 General Orders No. Home Town: Milwaukee, WI, BROWN, JAMES R. General Orders 87, W.D., 1919 Captain Cappel visited the front line continually, both night and day, supervising the evacuation of the wounded, personally directing the work of the stretcher bearers, and on several occasions, when the fighting was most severe, ran forward, under intense artillery and machine-gun fire, and personally gave first-aid and carried in the wounded. AMEDD POSTERS Private, U.S. Army The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Russell L. Dubois, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Ville Savoye, France, August 20, 1918. Home Town: Chicago, IL, *DULANEY, DICK When a bombardment was laid down on the batteries of his regiment Sergeant Brown, on his own initiative, rushed his detachment to the assistance of the wounded, administering first aid and evacuating the wounded in spite of continued enemy shelling. Medical Detachment, 306th Infantry Regiment, 77th Division, A.E.F. During the operations against the Hindenburg line, Private Crandall, although he had been twice wounded, courageously treated the wounded, inspiring the combat troops by his example until wounded a third time. First Lieutenant Joseph H. Dunn was an Ambulance Corps officer. Home Town: Wheaton, MN, BAXTER, WILLIAM V. General Orders No. AMEDD DISTINGUISHED SERVICE CROSS Seeing a wounded officer lying about 300 meters from the enemy's line, he went to his rescue and carried him through terrific machine-gun and rifle fire to a shell hole, where he administered aid, in entire disregard of his own safety. This is a Real Photo PostCard (RPPC) of a WW1 soldier from Wisconsin who was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross (DSC). The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Vartan Aghababian, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action northwest of Montfaucon, France, September 28, 1918. Home Town: Lancaster, PA, *DONALDSON, GLENN S. The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Joseph H. Dunn, First Lieutenant, Ambulance Corps, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Marcheville, France, September 25 - 26, 1918. It was first awarded in World War I and was given in honor of the bravery of the men who fought both in WWI and prior to the War during action in combat during in the Philippines, on the Mexican Border and during the Boxer Rebellion.The service ribbon is During the advance of his company from Statuvin to Grand Pre, Private Duffy followed immediately behind the first wave, under heavy machine-gun and shell fire, caring for the wounded as they fell. Medical Detachment, 146th Infantry Regiment, 37th Division, A.E.F. Date of Action: September 28, 1918 Sergeant Beaton established a dressing station outpost under extremely heavy shell fire and cared for his wounded companions in the open under fire from enemy snipers and artillery. General Orders 70, W.D., 1919 Date of Action: November 10, 1918 Home Town: Needham, MA, BUDD, JOHN O. His great courage and self-sacrifice were an inspiration to the men of his battalion. Making two trips across the stream, in the face of heavy machine gun and shell fire and his companions succeeded in carrying both the wounded men to shelter. Citation: Major Charles W. Comfort Jr. was a double recipient of the Distinguished Service Cross, Captain William L. Davidson was a Dental Corps officer. The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Don Dunn, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Charpentry, France, September 29, 1918. Sergeant, U.S. Army Citation: Home Town: Los Angeles, CA, COMFORT, CHARLES W., JR. Distinguished Service Cross - World War I, Search Major Military Awards Recipients (PDF). General Orders No. During the attack on Monthois Lieutenant Bass administered first aid in the open under prolonged and intense shell fire until he was severely wounded and carried from the field. Although suffering acutely from the effects of mustard gas, Private Dubois refused to be evacuated, because of the great need of medical attention among his comrades. 59, W.D., 1919 Private, U.S. Army for his actions on September 26, 1918. Date of Action: July 18 - 21, 1918 Throughout this period Private Draughon labored unceasingly in evacuating the wounded from the front lines to the battalion aid post. He made repeated trips in plain view of enemy observers over roads under continuous shell fire. 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