Rank and organization: Private First Class, U.S. Army, Company D, 101st
Infantry, 26th Division.
Place and date: At Belieu Bois, France, 27 October
Entered service at: Boston, Mass.
Birth: Boston, Mass. G.O. No.:
34, W.D. 1919.
Citation: He, voluntarily and alone, crawled to a German
"pill box" machinegun emplacement, from which grenades were being thrown
at his platoon. Awaiting his opportunity, when the door was again opened
and another grenade thrown, he threw a bomb inside, bursting the door open,
and then, drawing his trench knife, rushed into the emplacement. In a hand-to-hand
struggle he killed or wounded several of the occupants and captured about
25 prisoners, at the same time silencing 7 machineguns.
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)