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CMOHS.org - Second Lieutenant WICKERSHAM, J. HUNTER, U.S. Army

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WICKERSHAM, J. HUNTER

Rank: Second Lieutenant
Organization: U.S. Army
Company:
Division: 353d Infantry, 89th Division
Born: New York, N.Y.
Departed: Yes
Entered Service At: Denver, Colo.
G.O. Number: 16
Date of Issue: 12/31/1919
Accredited To:
Place / Date: Near Limey, France, 12 September 1918
 
 


WICKERSHAM, J. HUNTER Photo
 
Citation

Advancing with his platoon during the St. Mihiel offensive, he was severely wounded in 4 places by the bursting of a high-explosive shell. Before receiving any aid for himself he dressed the wounds of his orderly, who was wounded at the same time. He then ordered and accompanied the further advance of his platoon, although weakened by the loss of blood. His right hand and arm being disabled by wounds, he continued to fire his revolver with his left hand until, exhausted by loss of blood, he fell and died from his wounds before aid could be administered.