Recipient Detail



Rank: Private
Organization: U.S. Army
Company: Company I
Division: 138th Infantry, 35th Division
Born: Winger, Minn.
Departed: Yes
Entered Service At: Minnewaukan, N. Dak.
G.O. Number: 16
Date of Issue: 12/31/1919
Accredited To:
Place / Date: Near Cheppy, France, 26 September 1918


He rendered most gallant service in aiding the advance of his company, which had been held up by machinegun nests, advancing, with 1 other soldier, and silencing the guns, bringing with him, upon his return, 11 prisoners. Later the same day he jumped from a trench and rescued a comrade who was about to be shot by a German officer, killing the officer during the exploit. His actions were entirely voluntary, and it was while attempting to rush a 5th machinegun nest that he was killed. The advance of his company was mainly due to his great courage and devotion to duty.