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CMOHS.org - Private SLACK, CLAYTON K., U.S. Army

Recipient Detail

 

SLACK, CLAYTON K.

Rank: Private
Organization: U.S. Army
Company: Company D
Division: 124th Machine Gun Battalion, 33d Division
Born: 23 February 1896, Plover, Wis.
Departed: Yes
Entered Service At: Madison, Wis.
G.O. Number: 16
Date of Issue: 12/31/1919
Accredited To:
Place / Date: Near Consenvoye, France, 8 October 1918
 
 


SLACK, CLAYTON K. Photo
 
Citation

Observing German soldiers under cover 50 yards away on the left flank, Pvt. Slack, upon his own initiative, rushed them with his rifle and, single-handed, captured 10 prisoners and 2 heavy-type machineguns, thus saving his company and neighboring organizations from heavy casualties.