SANDLIN, WILLIE - Medal of Honor Recipient


Rank and organization: Sergeant, U.S. Army, Company A, 132d Infantry, 33d Division.

Place and date: At Bois-de-Forges, France, 26 September 1918.

Entered service at: Hyden, Ky.

Birth: Jackson, Ky. G.O. No.: 16, W.D., 1919.

Citation: He showed conspicuous gallantry in action by advancing alone directly on a machinegun nest which was holding up the line with its fire. He killed the crew with a grenade and enabled the line to advance. Later in the day he attacked alone and put out of action 2 other machinegun nests, setting a splendid example of bravery and coolness to his men.

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)