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CMOHS.org - Sergeant MESTROVITCH, JAMES I., U.S. Army

Recipient Detail

 

MESTROVITCH, JAMES I.

Rank: Sergeant
Organization: U.S. Army
Company: Company C
Division: 111th Infantry, 28th Division
Born: Montenegro
Departed: Yes
Entered Service At: Pittsburgh, Pa.
G.O. Number: 20
Date of Issue: 12/31/1919
Accredited To:
Place / Date: At Fismette, France, 10 August 1918
 
 


MESTROVITCH, JAMES I. Photo
 
Citation

Seeing his company commander Iying wounded 30 yards in front of the line after his company had withdrawn to a sheltered position behind a stone wall, Sgt. Mestrovitch voluntarily left cover and crawled through heavy machinegun and shell fire to where the officer lay. He took the officer upon his back and crawled to a place of safety, where he administered first-aid treatment, his exceptional heroism saving the officer's life.