Rank and organization: Sergeant, U.S. Army, Company D, 354th Infantry,
Place and date: Near Remonville, France, 1 November 1918.
Entered service at: Hannibal, Mo .
Birth: St. Louis, Mo. G.O. No.: 50,
Citation: When the advance of his company was stopped by bursts
of fire from a nest of 6 enemy machineguns, without being discovered, he
worked his way single-handed to a point within 50 yards of the machinegun
nest. Charging, single-handed, he drove out the enemy in disorder, thereby
protecting the advance platoon from annihilating fire, and permitting the
resumption of the advance of his company.
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)