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World War I - U.S. Army

Jesse N Funk

  • 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. Funk 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 Jesse N. Funk
Medal of Honor Recipient Jesse N. Funk
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: Calhan, El Paso County, Colorado
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Presentation Date & Details: February 9, 1919
    Chaumont, France - presented by General John J. Pershing
  • Born: August 20, 1888, New Hampton, Harrison County, MO, United States
  • Died: March 21, 1933, Calhan, CO, United States
  • Buried: Calhan Cemetery (MH) (25-148), Calhan, CO, United States

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