Rank and organization: Private First Class, U.S. Army, Company H, 103d
Infantry, 26th Division.
Place and date: Near Belleau, France, 18 July
Entered service at: Keene, N.H.
Birth: Greece. G.O. No.: 13, W.D.,
Citation: After his platoon had gained its objective along a railroad
embankment, Pfc. Dilboy, accompanying his platoon leader to reconnoiter
the ground beyond, was suddenly fired upon by an enemy machinegun from
100 yards. From a standing position on the railroad track, fully exposed
to view, he opened fire at once, but failing to silence the gun, rushed
forward with his bayonet fixed, through a wheat field toward the gun emplacement,
falling within 25 yards of the gun with his right leg nearly severed above
the knee and with several bullet holes in his body. With undaunted courage
he continued to fire into the emplacement from a prone position, killing
2 of the enemy and dispersing the rest of the crew.
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)