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World War I - U.S. Army

Calvin John Ward

Details
  • Rank: Private (Highest Rank: Private First Class)
  • Conflict/Era: World War I
  • Unit/Command:
    Company D, 117th Infantry,
    30th Division
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Army
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: October 8, 1918
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: near Estrees, France
Citation
During an advance, Pvt. Ward's company was held up by a machine gun, which was enfilading the line. Accompanied by a noncommissioned officer, he advanced against this post and succeeded in reducing the nest by killing three and capturing seven of the enemy and their guns.
Medal of Honor Recipient Calvin J. Ward
Medal of Honor Recipient Calvin J. Ward
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: Morristown, Hamblen County, Tennessee
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Born: October 30, 1899, Green County, TN, United States
  • Died: December 15, 1967, Norristown, TN, United States
  • Buried: Glenwood Cemetery (MH) (2-88) , Bristol, TN, United States
 

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