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World War I - U.S. Army

Clayton Kirk Slack

Details
  • Rank: Private
  • Conflict/Era: World War I
  • Unit/Command:
    Company D, 124th Machine Gun Battalion,
    33d Division
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Army
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: October 8, 1918
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: near Consenvoye, France
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, singlehandedly, captured 10 prisoners and two heavy-type machine guns, thus saving his company and neighboring organizations from heavy casualties.
Medal of Honor Recipient Clayton K. Slack
Medal of Honor Recipient Clayton K. Slack
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: Madison, Dane County, Wisconsin
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Presentation Date & Details: February 9, 1919
    Chaumont, France - presented by General John J. Pershing
  • Born: February 23, 1896, Plover, Portage County, WI, United States
  • Died: March 1, 1976
  • Buried: Arlington National Cemetery (MH) (34-59), Arlington, VA, United States
 

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