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CMOHS.org - First Lieutenant HAYS, GEORGE PRICE, U.S. Army

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HAYS, GEORGE PRICE

Rank: First Lieutenant
Organization: U.S. Army
Company:
Division: 10th Field Artillery, 3d Division
Born: 27 September 1892, China
Departed: Yes
Entered Service At: Okarche, Oklahoma
G.O. Number: 34
Date of Issue: 12/31/1919
Accredited To:
Place / Date: Near Greves Farm, France, 14-15 July 1918
 
 


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Citation

At the very outset of the unprecedented artillery bombardment by the enemy, his line of communication was destroyed beyond repair. Despite the hazard attached to the mission of runner, he immediately set out to establish contact with the neighboring post of command and further establish liaison with 2 French batteries, visiting their position so frequently that he was mainly responsible for the accurate fire therefrom. While thus engaged, 7 horses were shot under him and he was severely wounded. His activity under most severe fire was an important factor in checking the advance of the enemy.