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World War I - U.S. Army

Charles Denver Barger

  • Rank: Private First Class
  • Conflict/Era: World War I
  • Unit/Command:
    Company L, 354th Infantry,
    89th Division
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Army
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: October 31, 1918
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: near Bois-de-Bantheville, France
Learning that two daylight patrols had been caught out in No Man's Land and were unable to return, Pfc. Barger and another stretcher bearer upon their own initiative made two trips 500 yards beyond our lines, under constant machine-gun fire, and rescued two wounded officers.
Medal of Honor Recipient Charles D. Barger
Medal of Honor Recipient Charles D. Barger
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: Stotts City, Lawrence County, Missouri
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Presentation Date & Details: February 9, 1919
    Chaumont, France - presented by General John J. Pershing
  • Born: June 3, 1892, Mount Vernon, Lawrence County, MO, United States
  • Died: November 25, 1936, Kansas City, MO, United States
  • Buried: Blue Springs Cemetery (MH), Blue Springs, MO, United States

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