Rank and organization: Private First Class, U.S. Army, Company A, 312th
Infantry, 78th Division.
Place and date: Near Grand-Pre, France, 23 October
Entered service at: Albany, N.Y.
Birth: Albany, N.Y. G.O. No.: 49,
Citation: When his battalion commander found it necessary to
send a message to a company in the attacking line and hesitated to order
a runner to make the trip because of the extreme danger involved, Pfc.
Dunn, a member of the intelligence section, volunteered for the mission.
After advancing but a short distance across a field swept by artillery
and machinegun fire, he was wounded, but continued on and fell wounded
a second time. Still undaunted, he persistently attempted to carry out
his mission until he was killed by a machinegun bullet before reaching
the advance line.
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)