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CMOHS.org - Sergeant HILTON, RICHMOND H., U.S. Army

Recipient Detail

 

HILTON, RICHMOND H.

Rank: Sergeant
Organization: U.S. Army
Company: Company M
Division: 118th Infantry, 30th Division
Born: 8 October 1898, Westville, S.C.
Departed: Yes
Entered Service At: Westville, S.C.
G.O. Number: 16
Date of Issue: 12/31/1919
Accredited To:
Place / Date: At Brancourt, France, 11 October 1918
 
 


HILTON, RICHMOND H. Photo
 
Citation

While Sgt. Hilton's company was advancing through the village of Brancourt it was held up by intense enfilading fire from a machinegun. Discovering that this fire came from a machinegun nest among shell holes at the edge of the town, Sgt. Hilton, accompanied by a few other soldiers, but well in advance of them, pressed on toward this position, firing with his rifle until his ammunition was exhausted, and then with his pistol, killing 6 of the enemy and capturing 10. In the course of this daring exploit he received a wound from a bursting shell, which resulted in the loss of his arm.