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CMOHS.org - Sergeant SANDLIN, WILLIE, U.S. Army

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SANDLIN, WILLIE

Rank: Sergeant
Organization: U.S. Army
Company: Company A
Division: 132d Infantry, 33d Division
Born: Jackson, Ky.
Departed: Yes
Entered Service At: Hyden, Ky.
G.O. Number: 16
Date of Issue: 12/31/1919
Accredited To:
Place / Date: At Bois-de-Forges, France, 26 September 1918
 
 


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Citation

He showed conspicuous gallantry in action by advancing alone directly on a machinegun nest which was holding up the line with its fire. He killed the crew with a grenade and enabled the line to advance. Later in the day he attacked alone and put out of action 2 other machinegun nests, setting a splendid example of bravery and coolness to his men.