Rank and organization:
Sergeant, U.S. Army, Company C, 28th Infantry, 1st Division.
Place and date:
Near Exermont, France, 5 October 1918.
Entered service at:
East St. Louis, Ill.
28 October 1894, St. Louis, Mo.
74, W.D., 1919.
Citation: During the entire day’s engagement he operated far in advance of the first wave of his company, voluntarily undertaking most dangerous missions and single-handedly attacking and reducing machinegun nests. Flanking one emplacement, he killed 2 of the enemy with rifle fire and captured 17 others. Later he single-handedly advanced under heavy fire and captured 27 prisoners, including 2 officers and 6 machineguns, which had been holding up the advance of the company. The captured officers indicated the locations of 4 other machineguns, and he in turn captured these, together with their crews, at all times showing marked heroism and fearlessness.