Rank and organization: Private First Class, U.S. Army, Company L, 354th
Infantry, 89th Division.
Place and date: Near Bois-deBantheville, France,
31 October 1918. Entered service at. Calhan, Colo. Born: 20 August 1888,
New Hampton, Mo. G.O. No.: 20, W.D., 1919.
Citation: Learning that 2 daylight
patrols had been caught out in No Man's Land and were unable to return,
Pfc. Funk and another stretcher bearer, upon their own initiative, made
2 trips 500 yards beyond our lines, under constant machinegun fire, and
rescued 2 wounded officers.
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)