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World War I - U.S. Army

James I Mestrovitch

  • Also Known As: Mestrovic, James I.
  • Rank: Sergeant
  • Conflict/Era: World War I
  • Unit/Command:
    Company C, 111th Infantry,
    28th Division
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Army
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: August 10, 1918
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: Fismette, France
Seeing his company commander lying wounded 30 yards in front of the line after his company had withdrawn to a sheltered position behind a stone wall, Sgt. Mestrovitch voluntarily left cover and crawled through heavy machine-gun and shell fire to where the officer lay. He took the officer upon his back and crawled to a place of safety, where he administered first-aid treatment, his exceptional heroism saving the officer's life.
Medal of Honor Recipient James I. Mestrovitch
Medal of Honor Recipient James I. Mestrovitch
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania
  • Awarded Posthumously: Yes
  • Presentation Date & Details: 1922
  • Born: May 22, 1894, Crna Cora, Yugoslavia
  • Died: November 4, 1918, France
  • Buried: Cemetery near Sveti Jovan Church, Crna Gora, Yugoslavia

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