Rank and organization: Lieutenant (Medical Corps), U.S. Navy.
and date: Vicinity Vierzy, France, 19 July 1918.
Entered service at: St.
Born: 2 August 1889, St. Clair, Pa.
Citation: For extraordinary
heroism, conspicuous gallantry, and intrepidity while serving with the
6th Regiment, U.S. Marines, in actual conflict with the enemy. With absolute
disregard for personal safety, ever conscious and mindful of the suffering
fallen, Surg. Boone, leaving the shelter of a ravine, went forward onto
the open field where there was no protection and despite the extreme enemy
fire of all calibers, through a heavy mist of gas, applied dressings and
first aid to wounded marines. This occurred southeast of Vierzy, near the
cemetery, and on the road south from that town. When the dressings and
supplies had been exhausted, he went through a heavy barrage of large-caliber
shells, both high explosive and gas, to replenish these supplies, returning
quickly with a sidecar load, and administered them in saving the lives
of the wounded. A second trip, under the same conditions and for the same
purpose, was made by Surg. Boone later that day.
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)