MESTROVITCH, JAMES - Medal of Honor Recipient


Rank and organization: Sergeant, U.S. Army, Company C, 111th Infantry, 28th Division.

Place and date: At Fismette, France, 10 August 1918. Entered service at: Pittsburgh, Pa.

Birth: Montenegro. G.O. No.: 20, W.D., 1919.

Citation: Seeing his company commander Iying wounded 30 yards in front of the line after his company had withdrawn to a sheltered position behind a stone wall, Sgt. Mestrovitch voluntarily left cover and crawled through heavy machinegun and shell fire to where the officer lay. He took the officer upon his back and crawled to a place of safety, where he administered first-aid treatment, his exceptional heroism saving the officer's life.

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)