Rank and organization: Private First Class, U.S. Army, Company L, 354th
Infantry, 89th Division.
Place and date: Near Bois-deBantheville, France,
31 October 1918.
Entered service at: Stotts City, Mo.
Birth: Mount Vernon,
Mo. G.O. No.: 20, W.D., 1919.
Citation: Learning that 2 daylight patrols
had been caught out in No Man's Land and were unable to return, Pfc. Barger
and another stretcher bearer upon their own initiative made 2 trips 500
yards beyond our lines, under constant machinegun fire, and rescued 2 wounded
This data was extracted from the Committee on Veterans' Affairs, U.S. Senate, Medal of Honor Recipients: 1863-1973 (Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1973)