Rank and organization: Sergeant, U.S. Army, Company C, 111th Infantry,
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of the line after his company had withdrawn to a sheltered position behind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)