Rank and organization: Sergeant, U.S. Army, Company C, 28th Infantry,
Place and date: Near Exermont, France, 5 October 1918. Entered
service at: East St. Louis, Ill. Born: 28 October 1894, St. Louis, Mo.
G.O. No.: 74, W.D., 1919.
Citation: During the entire day's engagement
he operated far in advance of the first wave of his company, voluntarily
undertaking most dangerous missions and single-handedly attacking and reducing
machinegun nests. Flanking one emplacement, he killed 2 of the enemy with
rifle fire and captured 17 others. Later he single-handedly advanced under
heavy fire and captured 27 prisoners, including 2 officers and 6 machineguns,
which had been holding up the advance of the company. The captured officers
indicated the locations of 4 other machineguns, and he in turn captured
these, together with their crews, at all times showing marked heroism and
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)