Rank and organization:   Technician Fifth Grade, U.S. Army, Medical Detachment,
328th Infantry, 26th Infantry Division.
Place and date:   Near Bezange la
Petite, France, 8 November 1944.
Entered service at:   Fairchance, Pa.
G.O. No.: 47, 18 June 1945.
Citation:   He volunteered to
assist as an aid man a company other than his own, which was suffering
casualties from constant artillery fire. He administered to the wounded
and returned to his own company when a shellburst injured a number of its
men. While treating his comrades he was seriously wounded, but refused
to be evacuated by litter bearers sent to relieve him. In spite of great
pain and loss of blood, he continued to administer first aid until he was
too weak to stand. Crawling from 1 patient to another, he continued his
work until excessive loss of blood prevented him from moving. He then verbally
directed unskilled enlisted men in continuing the first aid for the wounded.
Still refusing assistance himself, he remained to instruct others in dressing
the wounds of his comrades until he was unable to speak above a whisper
and finally lapsed into unconsciousness. The effects of his injury later
caused his death. By steadfastly remaining at the scene without regard
for his own safety, Cpl. Wilson through distinguished devotion to duty
and personal sacrifice helped to save the lives of at least 10 wounded
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)