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CMOHS.org - Sergeant KARNES, JAMES E., U.S. Army

Recipient Detail

 

KARNES, JAMES E.

Rank: Sergeant
Organization: U.S. Army
Company: Company D
Division: 117th Infantry, 30th Division
Born: 1889, Arlington, Tenn.
Departed: Yes
Entered Service At: Knoxville, Tenn.
G.O. Number: 50
Date of Issue: 12/31/1919
Accredited To:
Place / Date: Near Estrees, France, 8 October 1918
 
 


KARNES, JAMES E. Photo
 
Citation

During an advance, his company was held up by a machinegun, which was enfilading the line. Accompanied by another soldier, he advanced against this position and succeeded in reducing the nest by killing 3 and capturing 7 of the enemy and their guns.