Warning: Illegal string offset 'cp_id' in /home/cmohs/cmohs.org/FRAMEWORK.php on line 31
CMOHS.org - Private BARKELEY, DAVID B., U.S. Army

Recipient Detail

 

BARKELEY, DAVID B.

Rank: Private
Organization: U.S. Army
Company: Company A
Division: 356th Infantry, 89th Division
Born: Laredo, Tex.
Departed: Yes
Entered Service At: San Antonio, Tex.
G.O. Number: 20
Date of Issue: 12/31/1919
Accredited To:
Place / Date: Near Pouilly, France, 9 November 1918
 
 


BARKELEY, DAVID B. Photo
 
Citation

When information was desired as to the enemy's position on the opposite side of the Meuse River, Pvt. Barkeley, with another soldier, volunteered without hesitation and swam the river to reconnoiter the exact location. He succeeded in reaching the opposite bank, despite the evident determination of the enemy to prevent a crossing. Having obtained his information, he again entered the water for his return, but before his goal was reached, he was seized with cramps and drowned.