Rank and organization: Corporal, U.S. Army, Company E, 131st Infantry,
Place and date: At Hamel, France, 4 July 1918. Entered service
at: Chicago, Ill.
Birth: Chicago, Ill. G.O. No.: 44, W.D., 1919. Citation:
His company was advancing behind the tanks when it was halted by hostile
machinegun fire. Going forward alone, he rushed a machinegun nest, killed
several of the crew with his bayonet, and, standing astride his gun, held
off the others until reinforcements arrived and captured them.
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)