Recipient Detail

 

BLACKWELL, ROBERT L.

Rank: Private
Organization: U.S. Army
Company: Company K
Division: 119th Infantry, 30th Division
Born: Person County, N.C.
Departed: Yes
Entered Service At: Hurdle Mills, N.C.
G.O. Number: 13
Date of Issue: 12/31/1919
Accredited To:
Place / Date: Near St. Souplet, France, 11 October 1918
 
 


BLACKWELL, ROBERT L. Photo
 
Citation

When his platoon was almost surrounded by the enemy and his platoon commander asked for volunteers to carry a message calling for reinforcements, Pvt. Blackwell volunteered for this mission, well knowing the extreme danger connected with it. In attempting to get through the heavy shell and machinegun fire this gallant soldier was killed.

 
BLACKWELL, ROBERT L. Photo