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CMOHS.org - First Sergeant KAUFMAN, BENJAMIN, U.S. Army

Recipient Detail

 

KAUFMAN, BENJAMIN

Rank: First Sergeant
Organization: U.S. Army
Company: Company K
Division: 308th Infantry, 77th Division
Born: 10 March 1894, Buffalo, N.Y.
Departed: Yes
Entered Service At: Brooklyn, N.Y.
G.O. Number: 50
Date of Issue: 12/31/1919
Accredited To:
Place / Date: In the forest of Argonne, France, 4 October 1918
 
 


KAUFMAN, BENJAMIN Photo
 
Citation

He took out a patrol for the purpose of attacking an enemy machinegun which had checked the advance of his company. Before reaching the gun he became separated from his patrol and a machinegun bullet shattered his right arm. Without hesitation he advanced on the gun alone, throwing grenades with his left hand and charging with an empty pistol, taking one prisoner and scattering the crew, bringing the gun and prisoner back to the first-aid station.