Rank and organization: Sergeant, U.S. Army, Company I, 165th Infantry,
Place and date: At Sommerance-Landres-et St. Georges Road,
France, 14 October 1918.
Entered service at: Haverstraw, N.Y. Born: 1884,
Haverstraw, N.Y. G.O. No.: 9, W.D., 1923.
Citation: The advance of his
regiment having been checked by intense machinegun fire of the enemy, who
were entrenched on the crest of a hill before Landres-et St. Georges, his
company retired to a sunken road to reorganize their position, leaving
several of their number wounded near the enemy lines. Of his own volition,
in broad daylight and under direct observation of the enemy and with utter
disregard for his own safety, he advanced to the crest of the hill, rescued
one of his wounded comrades, and returned under withering fire to his own
lines, repeating his splendidly heroic act until he had brought in all
the men, 6 in number.
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)