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CMOHS.org - Corporal CALL, DONALD M., U.S. Army

Recipient Detail

 

CALL, DONALD M.

Rank: Corporal
Organization: U.S. Army
Company: 344th Battalion
Division: Tank Corps
Born: 29 November 1892, New York, N.Y.
Departed: Yes
Entered Service At: France
G.O. Number: 13
Date of Issue: 12/31/1919
Accredited To:
Place / Date: Near Varennes, France, 26 September 1918
 
 


CALL, DONALD M. Photo
 
Citation

During an operation against enemy machinegun nests west of Varennes, Cpl. Call was in a tank with an officer when half of the turret was knocked off by a direct artillery hit. Choked by gas from the high-explosive shell, he left the tank and took cover in a shellhole 30 yards away. Seeing that the officer did not follow, and thinking that he might be alive, Cpl. Call returned to the tank under intense machinegun and shell fire and carried the officer over a mile under machinegun and sniper fire to safety.