Rank and organization: Corporal, U.S. Army, Company M, 118th Infantry,
Place and date: At Vaux-Andigny, France, 15 October 1918.
Entered service at. Camden, S.C. Born: 29 March 1896, Camden, S.C. G.O.
No.: 16, W.D., 1919.
Citation: Having been sent out with 2 other soldiers
to scout through the village of Vaux-Andigny, he met with strong resistance
from enemy machinegun fire, which killed 1 of his men and wounded the other.
Continuing his advance without aid 500 yards in advance of his platoon
and in the face of machinegun and artillery fire he encountered 4 of the
enemy in a dugout, whom he attacked and killed with a handgrenade. Crawling
forward to a point 150 yards in advance of his first encounter, he rushed
a machinegun nest, killing 4 and capturing 6 of the enemy and taking 2
light machineguns. After being joined by his platoon he was severely wounded
in the arm.
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)