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First Lieutenant (Medical Corps), U.S. Army Contributors. Date of Action: September 8 & 28, 1918 The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Charles W. Comfort, Jr., Major (Medical Corps), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Marcheville, France, September 26, 1918, . Home Town: New Haven, CT Sergeant Beatty went forward to dress the wounds of an officer, who could not be brought in because of the exceedingly heavy machine-gun fire, his bravery being instrumental in saving the officer's life. Under heavy shell fire, Lieutenant Bergstein cared for the wounded, although he had been severely wounded and was suffering great pain. Distinguished Service Cross World War I - Army F-G Listed here are the 5,429 US Army recipients who received the Distinguished Service Cross during WWI and their citations, alphabetically by last name. On October 11 Private Carter dressed and treated wounded men on the front line under shell fire continuously for two hours. Private, U.S. Army 309th Field Artillery (Attached), 78th Division, A.E.F. The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to John F. Doudna, First Lieutenant (Medical Corps), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Gesnes, France, September 25, 1918. 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. Private First Class, U.S. Army Private First Class Aghababian's heroic conduct and devotion to his comrades greatly inspired the men of his regiment. Date of Action: September 25, 1918 He remained at his post for several hours after his station had been ordered closed, permitting neither his own exhaustion nor the enemy fire to deter him from aiding the wounded. 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. Home Town: Kalamazoo, MI, DAVIDSON, WILLIAM L. 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. Date of Action: October 1, 1918 Private, U.S. Army General Orders No. Captain Blood remained with his battalion during the entire advance, working untiringly under heavy enemy fire at all times, superintending the evacuation of the wounded and caring for them in the most dangerous and exposed positions. The DSC is the second highest award for valor, behind the Medal of Honor. The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to William H. Crompton, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Blanc Mont Ridge, France, October 7, 1918. Sergeant First Class, U.S. Army He remained continuously on duty, giving an example of fortitude and courage to all about him. The Distinguished Service Cross was established by President Woodrow Wilson on January 2, 1918. Distinguished Service Order. 138, W.D., 1918 General Orders No. The D.S.C. The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Albert B. Date of Action: September 29, 1918 Medical Detachment, 316th Engineers, 91st Division, A.E.F. The Distinguished Service Cross Design The medal is a plain silver cross with rounded ends with a width of 43 millimeters (1.7 in). Home Town: Toledo, OH, BRAGG, JAMES W. 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. 110th Ambulance Company, 103d Sanitary Train, 28th Division, A.E.F. General Orders No. COMBAT MEDIC PRAYER Home Town: Columbia, SC, CASE, ARCHIE B. AMEDD POSTERS Home Town: Toledo, OH, BARBER, THOMAS M. Major Charles W. Comfort Jr. was a double recipient of the Distinguished Service Cross, Captain William L. Davidson was a Dental Corps officer. Date of Action: November 4, 1918 It is intended for interested members of the Army Medical Department, the Army, the public, and the news media. 59, W.D., 1919 Private, U.S. Army Home Town: Cleveland, OH, DAVIS, THOMAS H. The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Paul Francis Brown, Captain (Medical Corps), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Eclisfontaine, France, September 26 - 27, 1918. Distinguished Service Cross The Distinguished Service Cross is the second highest military honor that is given to a member of the U.S. Army. General Orders No. Citation: 14, W.D., 1928 Home Town: New York, NY, BLOOD, ROBERT O. Private First Class, U.S. Army Date of Action: October 26 - 27, 1918 The obverse has a circular center containing the Royal Cypher of the reigning monarch at the time of award surmounted by a crown. When night came, he secured litter bearers and succeeded in taking all the wounded to safety. When an enemy airplane dropped a bomb in the camp of his organization killing one soldier and wounding seven including himself, Private Champion administered first aid to the other wounded, helped carry them to the dressing station, and there gave further assistance in dressing and evacuating the wounded men, never mentioning his own serious injuries until he knew that all the others had been cared for. General Orders No. Citation: While making his way to the side of a wounded comrade, Private Brown was seriously wounded, but he refused to permit the litter bearers to take him to a dressing station until those wounded about him were first evacuated. 21, W.D., 1919 It was awarded for extreme gallantry at risk of life in combat with an enemy force. Citation: ARMY COMMENDATION MEDAL WITH "V" DEVICE Home Town: Huntington, PA, BLOMGREN, ERNEST W. For services in the action between H.M.S. For three days he remained at his post, and only went to the rear when ordered to do so by his commanding officer. Private, U.S. Army The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to James W. Bragg, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Binarville, France, October 2 - 7, 1918. In a territory swept by the direct fire of two German batteries Sergeant Claflin displayed great courage and devotion to duty in giving first aid to the wounded and in superintending their removal to a place of safety. 15, W.D., 1919 During the operations against the Hindenburg Line, east of Ronssoy, on September 27, 1918, Private Blomgren displayed unusual courage and bravery by going forward through the terrific shell and machine-gun fire to rescue wounded comrades. During an extreme shelling Private Burke cared for the wounded, although exposed at all times to the hazard of the rain of shells. Because of the destruction from shell fire of 10 of the 13 ambulances of his company, Private Brown worked for 72 hours, 48 of them without rest, driving through a shell swept and gas-infested area, and thereby making possible the evacuation of the wounded. Date of Action: August 2, 1918 In the face of heavy shell and machine-gun fire, and continuous gas attacks, Corporal Donovan established and maintained for four days a dressing station in a most advanced position. Captain Brown voluntarily advanced in front of our lines for the purpose of rescuing the wounded left in advance of the new lines by the retirement of a unit of the regiment. Private First Class, U.S. Army Citation: He continually exposed himself to machine-gun and artillery fire during this work. Distinguished Service Cross Instituted 15 th June 1901 as the Conspicuous Service Cross and renamed in October 1914 the Distinguished Service Cross. The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Walter F. Burke, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Vieville-en-Haye, France, September 25 - 26, 1918. General Orders No. Private First Class, U.S. Army While attempting to perform this courageous duty he was killed by machine-gun fire. He refused the aid of stretcher bearers and walked alone to the ambulance station. Private First Class, U.S. Army Medical Department, 16th Infantry Regiment, 1st Division, A.E.F. Private, U.S. Army Citation: John resides in Mount Ulla, NC. The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Henry E. Bunch, Captain (Medical Corps), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near the Bois-de-Chatillon, France, October 13 - 16, 1918. Major (Medical Corps), U.S. Army The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Patrick Canavan, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near St. Etienne-a-Arnes, France, October 3 - 9, 1918. The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 9, 1918, takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Captain (Dental Corps) William Lee Davidson, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism in action while serving with Medical Detachment, 115th Infantry Regiment (Attached), 29th Division, A.E.F., north of Verdun, France, 12 October 1918. Home Town: Springfield, MA, *DOLLARD, WILLIAM B. 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. Section No. Home Town: New Haven, CT Date of Action: September 29, 1918 AGHABABIAN, VARTAN While maintaining a dressing station in a crater, an enemy shell struck in the center of the hole, wounding nearly all in the crater and severely injuring one man, who was buried in the earth and debris. General Order: War Department General Order Number 24, 1920 Date of Action: September 29 - October 20, 1918 Home Town: Brooklyn, NY, COCHRAN, CARLISLE C. Citation: The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Chauncey E. Dovell, First Lieutenant (Medical Corps), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Bussy Farm, Ardeuil, Montfauxelle, and Trieres Farm, France, September 28 - 30, 1918. Date of Action: July 16, 1918 Under heavy machine-gun and shell fire, Private Burden crossed and re-crossed the Aire River five times, administering first aid to forty wounded soldiers, until he collapsed from exhaustion. AMEDD NCO/ENLISTED HISTORY You can access them by clicking on the media player below. The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Dewitt H. Crandall, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action east of Ronssoy, France, September 29, 1918. General Orders No. Citation: General Orders No. He made repeated trips through an intense barrage and was again returning to duty at the front after a trip through exceptionally heavy fire when he was killed by an exploding shell. 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. General Orders No. The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Fred C. Albright, Captain (Medical Corps), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Xammes, France, September 13, 1918. Voluntarily leaving shelter Private First Class Beattie crossed an open field, subjected to heavy machine-gun and artillery fire, to give first aid to wounded soldiers. General Orders 95, W.D., 1919 Date of Action: September 26, 1918 He remained at his post for several hours after his station had been ordered closed, permitting neither his own exhaustion nor the enemy fire to deter him from aiding the wounded. Home Town: Rochester, NH, *COVERT, SAMUEL J. Home Town: Kansas City, MO, BOUGIE, JAMES Citation: The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Charlie M. Dodge, Second Lieutenant, Sanitary Corps, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Bois Brule, near Apremont, France, April 10, 1918. Throughout this period Private Draughon labored unceasingly in evacuating the wounded from the front lines to the battalion aid post. Medical Detachment, 357th Infantry Regiment, 90th Division, A.E.F. Throughout the entire day this soldier worked tirelessly at the dressing station under heavy shell fire until he was completely exhausted, showing a persistent devotion to duty. 44, W.D., 1919 Home Town: Winona, MN, DONALDSON, STUART S. The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to James J. Donovan, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Grand Pre, France, October 16 - 20, 1918. Home Town: Hayward, CA, CALDWELL, GEORGE W. With two other soldiers, Private Baldridge volunteered to rescue two wounded men who had been lying in an exposed position on the opposite bank of the Scheldt River for two days. Medical Detachment, 353rd Infantry Regiment, 89th Division, A.E.F. Date of Action: September 25, 1918 Major (Medical Corps), U.S. Army Lieutenant Davis entered a dugout which had been caved in by enemy shell fire and ministered to the wounded. Home Town: Fayetteville, NC, DUBOIS, RUSSELL L. General Orders 78, W.D., 1919 Medical Corps (Attached), 102d Infantry Regiment, 26th Division, A.E.F. Date of Action: November 2 - 3, 1918 This Web site provides an introduction to the Office of Medical History. Sergeant, U.S. Army Date of Action: October 3 - 9, 1918 Medical Detachment, 308th Infantry Regiment, 77th Division, A.E.F. The recipient is entitled to use D.S.C. Private, U.S. Army General Orders No. Home Town: Orange, NJ, *CALDEIRA, JOSEPH R. Securing another car, he evacuated the wounded. General Orders No. John E. Gray received a Distinguished Service Cross for action near the Chosin Reservoir in Korea on December 1, 1950. Sanitary Detachment, 326th Infantry Regiment, 82d Division, A.E.F. Sanitary Detachment, 112th Machine-Gun Battalion, 29th Division, A.E.F. 35, W.D., 1919 General Orders 71, W.D., 1919 ARMY AWARDS FOR VALOR AND THEIR CRITERIA Home Town: Huntersville, NC, COHAN, ABRAHAM Sanitary Detachment, 107th Infantry Regiment, 33d Division, A.E.F. Home Town: Camilla, GA, BURCHFIELD, JOSEPH H. Medical Detachment, 30th Infantry Regiment, 3d Division, A.E.F. Sanitary Detachment, 126th Infantry Regiment, 32d Division, A.E.F. General Orders 78, W.D., 1919 Description: Beautiful condition WW1 Distinguished Service Cross numbered on the lower cross's arm 4720 and is in excellent condition including the original silk ribbon and wrapped brooch. Citation: Home Town: Webster County, WV, BREGGER, THOMAS The Distinguished Service Cross was originally designed by J. Andre Smith, an artist employed by the United States Army during World War I. Citation: The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to William J. Craven, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Wadonville, France, September 25 - 26, 1918. Citation: Date of Action: September 29, 1918 General Orders 66, W.D., 1919 Date of Action: August 7 & 14, 1918 He worked unceasingly without sleep or rest and was again wounded on the fourth day by shell fire. Note: We estimate that our database is 99.99% complete and accurate. Citation: After three others had failed in the attempt and were wounded, Private Cohan went out under terrific machine-gun fire and gave first aid to a wounded soldier. Sergeant Dawson volunteered to go out into a field swept by artillery and machine-gun fire to administer first aid to wounded soldiers, constantly exposing himself to fire. 35, W.D., 1919 99, W.D., 1918 Date of Action: October 1 - 6, 1918 Throughout the attack north of Somme-Py, Private Blynn worked day and night, repeatedly driving over roads under constant shell fire to the advanced dressing stations, and, when necessary, driving to points still farther to the front. When the Sanitary detachment, with which he was working, was ordered to fall back under intense artillery and machine-gun fire, Captain Bates (then First Lieutenant), upon his own volition and contrary to the advice of others, refused to leave the wounded men, who had not been evacuated, but remained with them throughout the day, ministering to them under the most violent fire, in utter disregard for his own safety. General Orders No. Citation: Medical Detachment, 1st Engineers, 1st Division, A.E.F. Below you will find links to the names of those recipients by Branch and within Branch by Last Name. Citation: Home Town: Philadelphia, PA, BORDKAS, GUS Citation: Private First Class, U.S. Army Date of Action: September 25 - 26, 1918 Though twice wounded, he steadily refused to be evacuated until the evening of the fourth day, when he was exhausted and suffering from his wounds. Private Davis, with an officer and another soldier, voluntarily left shelter and crossed an open space 50 yards wide swept by shell and machine-gun fire to rescue a wounded soldier, whom they carried to a place of safety. Throughout three days of most intense action, Lieutenant Doveil worked unceasingly in caring for the wounded, disregarding a severe wound which he himself received in the neck by shall fragment. Citation: 99, W.D., 1918 117, W.D., 1918 When his aid station had been destroyed by shell fire he promptly moved into a shell hole nearby and continued his faithful work. General Orders No. The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to George W. Caldwell, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near la Trinite Ferme, France, July 15, 1918. Sanitary Detachment, 120th Infantry Regiment, 30th Division, A.E.F. On October 3, in front of the advanced infantry post, his ambulance was wrecked by a bursting shell. On October 17 he directed litter bearers to the front line and helped to evacuate the wounded. Home Town: Ware, MA, CLEVERLY, IRVING N. Citation: To receive the Distinguished Service Cross. Medical Detachment, 308th Infantry Regiment, 77th Division, A.E.F. Date of Action: September 28 & October 5, 1918 37, W.D., 1919 The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to John W. Doyle, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Cierges, France, August 1, 1918. CERTIFICATE OF MERIT 145, W.D., 1918 Medical Detachment, 7th Infantry Regiment, 3d Division, A.E.F. Private First Class, U.S. Army Home Town: , Unknown, BURKE, WALTER F. The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to William R. Arrants, First Lieutenant (Medical Corps), U.S. Army, for repeated acts of extraordinary heroism in action in the Bois De La Cote Lemont, France, September 28, 1918, and near Nantillois, France, October 5, 1918. Date of Action: September 30, 1918 The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Morse N. B. Beattie, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Cierges, France, July 31, 1918. First Lieutenant (Medical Corps), U.S. Army 139, W.D., 1918 Citation: The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Joseph R. Caldeira, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action in Bois-de-Cunel, near Madeline Farm, France, October 9, 1918. The Distinguished Service Cross (DSC) is our Nation’s second highest decoration for heroism, second only to the Medal of Honor. Sanitary Detachment, 115th Infantry Regiment, 29th Division, A.E.F. Date of Action: April 10, 1918 Citation: 145, W.D., 1918 1st Battalion, 114th Infantry Regiment, 29th Division, AEF Date of Action: September 21 & October 16, 1918 This gallant and heroic act was an object lesson of soldierly conduct and greatly inspired the men of the 107th Infantry. 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