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CMOHS.org - First Lieutenant DOZIER, JAMES C., U.S. Army

Recipient Detail



Rank: First Lieutenant
Organization: U.S. Army
Company: Company G
Division: 118th Infantry, 30th Division
Born: 17 February 1885, Galivants Ferry, S.C.
Departed: Yes
Entered Service At: Rock Hill, S.C.
G.O. Number: 16
Date of Issue: 12/31/1919
Accredited To:
Place / Date: Near Montbrehain, France, 8 October 1918


In command of 2 platoons, 1st. Lt. Dozier was painfully wounded in the shoulder early in the attack, but he continued to lead his men displaying the highest bravery and skill. When his command was held up by heavy machinegun fire, he disposed his men in the best cover available and with a soldier continued forward to attack a machinegun nest. Creeping up to the position in the face of intense fire, he killed the entire crew with handgrenades and his pistol and a little later captured a number of Germans who had taken refuge in a dugout nearby.