Rank and organization: Corporal, U.S. Army, Company I, 118th Infantry,
Place and date: At Vaux-Andigny, France, 12 October 1918.
Entered service at: Providence, S.C.
Birth: Providence, S.C. G.O. No.:
13, W.D., 1919.
Citation: Cpl. Heriot, with 4 other soldiers, organized
a combat group and attacked an enemy machine-gun nest which had been inflicting
heavy casualties on his company. In the advance 2 of his men were killed,
and because of the heavy fire from all sides the remaining 2 sought shelter.
Unmindful of the hazard attached to his mission, Cpl. Heriot, with fixed
bayonet, alone charged the machinegun, making his way through the fire
for a distance of 30 yards and forcing the enemy to surrender. During this
exploit he received several wounds in the arm, and later in the same day,
while charging another nest, he was killed.
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)