Valor 107

Beginning on Wednesday, July 28th, 107 individual narratives of African American, Asian American, Hispanic American, Jewish American, and Native American servicemembers will be shared daily until Thursday, November 11th – Armistice (Veterans) Day – to commemorate the 107th anniversary of the war.  A dedicated landing page and the George S. Robb Centre social media platforms will exhibit American servicemembers in the U.S. Army, U.S. Army Air Corps, U.S. Marine Corps, U.S. Navy, and U.S. Navy Air Service.

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Remembrance of Valor

This effort is part of an awareness initiative called “Valor 107” led by the George S. Robb Centre.  “We are excited to share these individual acts of valor.  Recently our nation’s commander-in-chief commented, ‘Just because history is silent, it does not mean that it did not take place.  While darkness can hide much, it erases nothing.  Some injustices are so heinous, so horrific, so grievous, that they can’t be buried no matter how hard people try.  So it is . . . only with truth can come healing, justice, and repair.’  The 107 servicemembers, highlighted over the next months, exemplified individual valor on the battlefields of Europe, while at home their fellow countrymen faced racial and religious adversities.  History can no longer be silent and the truth of these servicemembers actions cannot and should not be hidden from our national and military narrative” said Dr. Timothy Westcott, George S. Robb Centre Director.

In conjunction with the “Valor 107” awareness initiative, a campaign to raise $107,000 to continue research and digitize the records of these 107 servicemembers is ongoing.  Donations can be completed online by clicking the DONATE link above or by mail to: George S. Robb Centre, Park University, CMB 117, 8700 NW River Park Drive, Parkville, MO. 64152.  Donations may be tax deductible as a 501(c)3, not-for-profit organization.

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Remembrance of Valor – 21 September
Private Elmore McCowin, U.S. Army

The Robb Centre’s “Valor 107” program, dedicated to the commemoration of the 107th Anniversary of the Great War, is pleased to present Private Elmore McCowin, U.S. Army: https://gsr.park.edu/service_members/elmore-mccowin/.

Read more about the servicemember’s Act of Valor: The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 9, 1918, takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Private Elmer McCowin (ASN: 104360), United States Army, for extraordinary heroism in action while serving with Company K, 369th Infantry Regiment, 93d Division, A.E.F., at Ripont Swamp, France, 26 September 1918. While passing through a swamp where most of the platoon was wounded, Private McCowin dressed the wounds of several of his comrades, and after reaching the shelter of a hill beyond returned repeatedly and assisted many of his comrades to a place of safety. He also carried messages through shell and machine-gun fire after being severely gassed.

Home State: New York

Remembrance of Valor – 20 September
Private Harry Margolin, U.S. Army

The Robb Centre’s “Valor 107” program, dedicated to the commemoration of the 107th Anniversary of the Great War, is pleased to present Private Harry Margolin, U.S. Army: https://gsr.park.edu/service_members/harry-margolin/.

Read more about the servicemember’s Act of Valor: The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Harry Margolin, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Grand Ballois Farm, France, July 14 – 15, 1918. Under a heavy gas and shell bombardment, Private Margolin repeatedly volunteered and delivered messages over routes other than his own, when the runners assigned to those routes had been killed or wounded.

Home State: New York

Remembrance of Valor – 19 September
Private Pontiac John Williams, U.S. Army

The Robb Centre’s “Valor 107” program, dedicated to the commemoration of the 107th Anniversary of the Great War, is pleased to present Private Pontiac John Williams, U.S. Army: https://gsr.park.edu/service_members/pontiac-john-williams/.

Read more about the servicemember’s Act of Valor: The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 9, 1918, takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Private Pontiac J. Williams, Jr. (ASN: 263592), United States Army, for extraordinary heroism in action while serving with Company K, 125th Infantry Regiment, 32d Division, A.E.F., at Hill No. 212, near Sergy, northeast of Chateau-Thierry, France, 31 July 1918. Private Williams volunteered to go out in front of our lines and bring in a wounded runner. Although he was shot in the face before he reached the runner, he accomplished his mission.

Home State: Michigan

Remembrance of Valor – 18 September
Private F.C. Joseph Jacob Milgram, U.S. Army

The Robb Centre’s “Valor 107” program, dedicated to the commemoration of the 107th Anniversary of the Great War, is pleased to present Private FC Joseph Jacob Milgram, U.S. Army: https://gsr.park.edu/service_members/joseph-jacob-milgram/.

Read more about the servicemember’s Act of Valor: The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Joseph J. Milgram, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Grand Monghene, France, November 8, 1918. Private Milgram, on duty as a battalion runner, displayed remarkable daring in frequently going through heavy fire in order that communication might be maintained. Upon being sent out to locate the advance units he was repeatedly fired upon by snipers and attacked with hand grenades, but succeeded in returning with valuable information, Although two other runners accompanying him became casualties.

Home State: Pennsylvania

Remembrance of Valor – 17 September
Private Malley Stewart, U.S. Army

The Robb Centre’s “Valor 107” program, dedicated to the commemoration of the 107th Anniversary of the Great War, is pleased to present Private Malley Stewart, U.S. Army: https://gsr.park.edu/service_members/malley-stewart/.

Read more about the servicemember’s Act of Valor: The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 9, 1918, takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Private Malley Stewart (ASN: 1870002), United States Army, for extraordinary heroism in action while serving with Headquarters and Headquarters Co. Company, 371st Infantry Regiment, 93d Division, A.E.F., near Bussy Farm, France, 29 September 1918. Although severely wounded, Private Stewart continued to carry telephone material forward through a heavy barrage for several hours, until overcome by loss of blood and weakness.

Home State: South Carolina

Remembrance of Valor – 16 September
1st Lt. Hermann Moyse, U.S. Army

The Robb Centre’s “Valor 107” program, dedicated to the commemoration of the 107th Anniversary of the Great War, is pleased to present 1st Lieutenant Hermann Moyse, U.S. Army: https://gsr.park.edu/service_members/hermann-moyse/.

Read more about the servicemember’s Act of Valor: The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Herman Moyse, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Cierges, northeast of Chateau-Thierry, France, July 31, 1918. After advancing through five stages of artillery barrage and machine-gun fire, First Lieutenant Moyse led a patrol of five men forward to capture two machine guns which were endangering the success of the operation. Although seriously wounded in the chest and foot by machine-gun fire, he would not consent to being taken to the rear until the guns had been captured.

Home State: Louisiana

Remembrance of Valor- 15 September

Corporal Nicholas E. Brown, U.S. Army

The Robb Centre’s “Valor 107” program, dedicated to the commemoration of the 107th Anniversary of the Great War, is pleased to present Corporal Nicholas E. Brown, U.S. Army: https://gsr.park.edu/service_members/nicholas-e-brown/. This servicemember’s citation for the French Croix de Guerre with Palm is currently unknown.

Home State: Arkansas

Remembrance of Valor – 14 September

Corporal Harry Pariser, U.S. Army

The Robb Centre’s “Valor 107” program, dedicated to the commemoration of the 107th Anniversary of the Great War, is pleased to present Corporal Harry Pariser, U.S. Army: https://gsr.park.edu/service_members/harry-pariser/.

Read more about the servicemember’s Act of Valor: The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 9, 1918, takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Corporal Harry Pariser (ASN: 1707038), United States Army, for extraordinary heroism in action while serving with Company L, 307th Infantry Regiment, 77th Division, A.E.F., southwest of Binarville, France, 3 October 1918. After being wounded in the chin by a shell fragment, Corporal Pariser refused to go to the rear for treatment, but continued leading his men in action and exhibiting a brilliant spirit of courage and devotion to duty. He was killed 4 October 1918, while again leading his squad in the attack.

Home State: New York

Remembrance of Valor – 13 September

Sergeant Emmett Thompson, U.S. Army

The Robb Centre’s “Valor 107” program, dedicated to the commemoration of the 107th Anniversary of the Great War, is pleased to present Sergeant Emmett Thompson, U.S. Army: https://gsr.park.edu/service_members/emmett-e-thompson/.

Read more about the servicemember’s Act of Valor: The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 9, 1918, takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Sergeant Emmett Thompson (ASN: 1403376), United States Army, for extraordinary heroism in action while serving with Company L, 370th Infantry Regiment, 93d Division, A.E.F., at Mont-de-Sanges, France, 20 September 1918, to 1 October 1918. After others had failed, Sergeant Thompson, then a corporal, volunteered and took charge of a detail to secure rations. He succeeded in this mission under very dangerous and trying conditions, and, notwithstanding the fact that his detachment suffered numerous casualties, he remained on this duty, and continued to supply the company with rations until completely exhausted.

Home State: Illinois

Remembrance of Valor – 12 September

Private F. C. Herman Moskowitz, U.S. Army

The Robb Centre’s “Valor 107” program, dedicated to the commemoration of the 107th Anniversary of the Great War, is pleased to present Private FC Herman Moskowitz, U.S. Army: https://gsr.park.edu/service_members/herman-moskowitz/.

Read more about the servicemember’s Act of Valor: The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Herman Moskowitz, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Talma Hill, France, October 17 – 21, 1918. As a runner, Private Moskowitz displayed exceptional courage and devotion to duty infrequently volunteering and carrying messages through dangerous zones in addition to his regular duties. Though lame as the result of an accident, he carried a number of messages through a heavy barrage until he was severely wounded by a bursting shell.

Home State: New Jersey

Remembrance of Valor – 11 September

1st Lt. Dr. Josiah Alvin Powless, U.S. Army

The Robb Centre’s “Valor 107” program, dedicated to the commemoration of the 107th Anniversary of the Great War, is pleased to present 1st Lieutenant, Dr. Josiah Alvin Powless, U.S. Army: https://gsr.park.edu/service_members/josiah-alvin-powless/.

Read more about the servicemember’s Act of Valor: The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 9, 1918, takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to First Lieutenant (Medical Corps) Josiah A. Powless, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism in action while serving with Medical Detachment, 308th Infantry Regiment (Attached), 77th Division, A.E.F., near Chevieres, France, 14 October 1918. When notified that his colleague, Captain James M. McKibben, had been wounded, Lieutenant Powless immediately went forward to his assistance. He crossed an area subjected to intense machine-gun and constant artillery fire, reached his colleague, whose wound proved to be fatal, and, after dressing his wounds, had him carried to the rear. Lieutenant Powless was seriously wounded while performing this service.

Home State: Wisconsin

Remembrance of Valor – 10 September

Private Bruce Stoney, U.S. Army

The Robb Centre’s “Valor 107” program, dedicated to the commemoration of the 107th Anniversary of the Great War, is pleased to present Private Bruce Stoney, U.S. Army: https://gsr.park.edu/service_members/bruce-stoney/.

Read more about the servicemember’s Act of Valor: The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 9, 1918, takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Private Bruce Stoney (ASN: 1870522), United States Army, for extraordinary heroism in action while serving with Medical Detachment, 371st Infantry Regiment (Attached), 93d Division, A.E.F., near Ardeuil, France, 29 September 1918. With three other soldiers, Private Stoney crawled 200 yards ahead of our lines under violent machine-gun fire and rescued an officer who was lying mortally wounded in a shell hole.

Home State: South Carolina

Remembrance of Valor – 9 September

1st Lt. Theodore Rosen, U.S. Army

The Robb Centre’s “Valor 107” program, dedicated to the commemoration of the 107th Anniversary of the Great War, is pleased to present 1st Lieutenant Theodore Rosen, U.S. Army: https://gsr.park.edu/service_members/theodore-rosen/.

Read more about the servicemember’s Act of Valor: The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Theodore Rosen, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action in the Grande Montagne sector, north of Verdun, November 4, 1918. While on a reconnaissance with two other officers, Lieutenant Rosen drew fire from a machine-gun nest in order to allow the other two officers to escape. A few minutes later he and two runners were sent into the Bois d’Etraye in order to locate the left flank. Lieutenant Rosen again came under close-range fire of the enemy. The runner, who was some yards in rear, escaped, but Lieutenant Rosen, who had been terribly wounded by a hand grenade, unable to move or resist by further fighting, was taken, prisoner.

Home State: Pennsylvania

Remembrance of Valor – 8 September

Private James Fuquay, U.S. Army

The Robb Centre’s “Valor 107” program, dedicated to the commemoration of the 107th Anniversary of the Great War, is pleased to present Private James Fuquay, U.S. Army: https://gsr.park.edu/service_members/james-fuquay/.

Read more about the servicemember’s Act of Valor: The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 9, 1918, takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Private James Fuquay (ASN: 1402857), United States Army, for extraordinary heroism in action while serving with Company H, 370th Infantry Regiment, 93d Division, A.E.F., at Guillimet Farm, France, 28 September 1918. When Private Fuquay, an automatic rifleman, was stationed at a particularly dangerous location, his rifle became jammed, whereupon he took it apart, remedied the trouble, and again put it into operation. While doing this he was wounded in the left arm, but refused first-aid, continuing to serve his piece and direct fire on the enemy positions until completely exhausted from loss of blood.

Home State: Illinois

Remembrance of Valor – 7 September

1st Lt. Edward Jeremiah Price, U.S. Army

The Robb Centre’s “Valor 107” program, dedicated to the commemoration of the 107th Anniversary of the Great War, is pleased to present 1st Lieutenant Edward Jeremiah Price, U.S. Army: https://gsr.park.edu/service_members/edward-james-price/.

Read more about the servicemember’s Act of Valor: The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Edward J. Price, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near the Bois-de-Chaume, France, October 11, 1918. Upon learning that a counterattack had been launched against the battalion on his right flank, Lieutenant Price took his platoon into action in advance of the infantry and broke up the counterattack. There being no officers present with the infantry unit to which he was attached, he assumed command, reorganized it, and led it forward, designating targets and ranges, and going up and down the line to direct the operation.

Home State: Minnesota

Remembrance of Valor – 6 September

Sergeant Benjamin Prager, U.S. Army

The Robb Centre’s “Valor 107” program, dedicated to the commemoration of the 107th Anniversary of the Great War, is pleased to present Sergeant Benjamin Prager, U.S. Army: https://gsr.park.edu/service_members/benjamin-prager/.

Read more about the servicemember’s Act of Valor: The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 9, 1918, takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Sergeant Benjamin Prager (ASN: 1244151), United States Army, for extraordinary heroism in action while serving with Company E, 111th Infantry Regiment, 28th Division, A.E.F., near Fismes, France, 11 August 1918. On his own initiative and under heavy fire, Sergeant Prager led an automatic-rifle squad to a house far in advance of our lines, and, by purposely exposing himself at a window, drew fire from an enemy machine-gun, thus disclosing its position and enabling his squad to destroy it. After being wounded he refused to be evacuated until he had visited another portion of the line and assured himself that the position was well consolidated.

Home State: Pennsylvania

Remembrance of Valor – 5 September

Sergeant Roy Admiral Brown, U.S. Army

The Robb Centre’s “Valor 107” program, dedicated to the commemoration of the 107th Anniversary of the Great War, is pleased to present Sergeant Roy Admiral Brown, U.S. Army: https://gsr.park.edu/service_members/roy-admiral-brown/.

Read more about the servicemember’s Act of Valor: The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 9, 1918, takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Sergeant Roy A. Brown (ASN: 2168841), United States Army, for extraordinary heroism in action while serving with Company E, 366th Infantry Regiment, 92d Division, A.E.F., near Lesseau, France, 4 September 1918. Sergeant Brown was a member of a combat group which was attacked by 20 of an enemy raiding party, advancing under a heavy barrage and using liquid fire. The sergeant in charge of the group was killed and several others, including Private Brown, were wounded. Nevertheless this soldier, with three others, fearlessly resisted the enemy until they were driven off.

Home State: Alabama

Remembrance of Valor – 4 September

2nd Lt. Richard Breeding, U.S. Army

The Robb Centre’s “Valor 107” program, dedicated to the commemoration of the 107th Anniversary of the Great War, is pleased to present 2nd Lieutenant Richard Bland Breeding, U.S. Army: https://gsr.park.edu/service_members/richard-bland-breeding/.

Read more about the servicemember’s Act of Valor: The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Dick B. Breeding, Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Vacqueville, France, May 12, 1918. Lieutenant Breeding had been out with a patrol into the enemy’s lines when it was discovered that one member of the patrol was missing. Lieutenant Breeding with another officer volunteered to return into the enemy lines in search of the missing man, thereby setting an example of determination, energy, and bravery. They proceeded on their mission and, while looking for the missing man discovered one of the enemy lurking in the bushes, whereupon Lieutenant Breeding shot and killed him, bringing the body into the American lines. Valuable information was obtained which aided materially in the later action of the command. Lieutenant Breeding was killed in action on July 28, 1918.

Home State: Oklahoma

Remembrance of Valor – 3 September

Private F.C. Edward Howard Handy, U.S. Army

The Robb Centre’s “Valor 107” program, dedicated to the commemoration of the 107th Anniversary of the Great War, is pleased to present Private FC Edward Howard Handy, U.S. Army: https://gsr.park.edu/service_members/edward-howard-handy/.

Read more about the servicemember’s Act of Valor: The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 9, 1918, takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Private First Class Edward H. Handy (ASN: 1799754), United States Army, for extraordinary heroism in action while serving with Company B, 368th Infantry Regiment, 92d Division, A.E.F., at Binarville, France, 30 September 1918. Private Handy, with an officer and another soldier, voluntarily left shelter and crossed an open space 50 yards wide swept by shell and machine-gun fire to rescue a wounded soldier, whom they carried to a place of safety.

Home Location: Washington, D.C.

Remembrance of Valor – 2 September

Corporal William Rochkind, U.S. Army

The Robb Centre’s “Valor 107” program, dedicated to the commemoration of the 107th Anniversary of the Great War, is pleased to present Corporal William Rochkind, U.S. Army: https://gsr.park.edu/service_members/william-rochkind/.

Read more about the servicemember’s Act of Valor: The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to William Rochkind, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near St. Juvin, France, October 16, 1918. While leading a reconnaissance patrol of eight men, Corporal Rochkind encountered severe machine-gun fire, which forced him to take cover. While attempting to move his patrol to another place during a lull in the firing, one man was killed and another wounded. Placing his men under cover he alone ventured forth to the aid of the wounded man, who was lying exposed to the enemy fire, placing him on his back and carrying him to safety.

Home State: New York

Remembrance of Valor – 1 September

Corporal Augustin Martinez, U.S. Army

The Robb Centre’s “Valor 107” program, dedicated to the commemoration of the 107th Anniversary of the Great War, is pleased to present Corporal Augustin Martinez, U.S. Army: https://gsr.park.edu/service_members/augustin-martinez/.

Read more about the servicemember’s Act of Valor: “The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 9, 1918, takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Corporal Augustin Martinez (ASN: 2846993), United States Army, for extraordinary heroism in action while serving with Company I, 356th Infantry Regiment, 89th Division, A.E.F., near Pouilly, France, November 10 – 11, 1918. Corporal Martinez accompanied Lieutenant Murphy and three other soldiers in a flank attack on three heavy machine guns. Fired on directly at 30 yards they charged the guns, met hand to hand resistance, but repulsed the enemy, capturing the guns. Corporal Martinez followed the fleeing Germans until they were lost in the fog.”

Home State: New Mexico

Remembrance of Valor – 31 August

Corporal Louis Abend, U.S. Army

The Robb Centre’s “Valor 107” program, dedicated to the commemoration of the 107th Anniversary of the Great War, is pleased to present Corporal Louis Abend, U.S. Army: https://gsr.park.edu/service_members/louis-abend/.

Read more about the servicemember’s Act of Valor: “The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 9, 1918, takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Corporal Louis Abend (ASN: 58629), United States Army, for extraordinary heroism in action while serving with Company M, 28th Infantry Regiment, 1st Division, A.E.F., near Cantigny, France, May 28 – 30, 1918. When all the officers of his platoon had become casualties under a heavy artillery and machine-gun fire, Corporal Abend, displaying great bravery and initiative, voluntarily took command, effected a reorganization of the platoon which was being rapidly depleted, and held his men so well in hand that they completely repulsed two powerful counterattacks launched by the enemy.”

Home State: New York

Remembrance of Valor – 30 August

Sergeant Abraham Belefant, U.S. Army

The Robb Centre’s “Valor 107” program, dedicated to the commemoration of the 107th Anniversary of the Great War, is pleased to present Sergeant Abraham Belefant, U.S. Army: https://gsr.park.edu/service_members/abraham-m-belefant/.

Read more about the servicemember’s Act of Valor: “The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 9, 1918, takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Sergeant Abraham Belefant (ASN: 1703911), United States Army, for extraordinary heroism in action while serving with Headquarters Company, 307th Infantry Regiment, 77th Division, A.E.F., near St. Pierremont, France, 4 November 1918. After passing through a heavily bombarded area, Sergeant Belefant learned that a soldier of his platoon had been wounded and had fallen in the shelled area. He at once volunteered and went back for him, assisted in bringing him to a place of safety, and later helped to carry him through another shelled area to the first-aid station.”

Home State: New York

Remembrance of Valor – 29 August

2nd Lt. Harvey William Wilson, U.S. Army

The Robb Centre’s “Valor 107” program, dedicated to the commemoration of the 107th Anniversary of the Great War, is pleased to present 2nd Lieutenant Harvey William Wilson, U.S. Army: https://gsr.park.edu/service_members/harvey-william-wilson/.

Read more about the servicemember’s Act of Valor: “The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 9, 1918, takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Second Lieutenant (Infantry) Harvey W. Wilson, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism in action while serving with 372d Infantry Regiment, 93d Division, A.E.F., near Bussy Farm, France, September 28 – 29, 1918. After being hit by a shell splinter Second Lieutenant Wilson continued to lead his platoon against the enemy position until he was again hit by another shell fragment and had to be carried from the field. His example of devotion to duty and his courage inspired the men of the platoon to continue the attack successfully.”

Home State: Massachusetts

Remembrance of Valor – 28 August

Private Frank Joseph Bell, U.S. Army

The Robb Centre’s “Valor 107” program, dedicated to the commemoration of the 107th Anniversary of the Great War, is pleased to present Private Frank Joseph Bell, U.S. Army: https://gsr.park.edu/service_members/frank-joseph-bell/.

Read more about the servicemember’s Act of Valor: “The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 9, 1918, takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Private Frank J. Bell (ASN: 283221), United States Army, for extraordinary heroism in action while serving with Company A, 128th Infantry Regiment, 32d Division, A.E.F., near Gesnes, France, 6 October 1918. Private Bell, while acting as a runner, repeatedly volunteered to take the place of other runners who had become exhausted, and delivered messages under severe enemy artillery and machine-gun fire. On the night of 6 October while on an important mission, he received a painful wound in the hand. He, nevertheless, continued on and delivered his message. On his return to battalion headquarters, he refused to be evacuated, dressed the wound himself, and continued in the capacity of runner.”

Home State: Minnesota

Remembrance of Valor – 27 August

Private F.C. Irving Sirota, U.S. Army

The Robb Centre’s “Valor 107” program, dedicated to the commemoration of the 107th Anniversary of the Great War, is pleased to present Private FC Irving Sirota, U.S. Army: https://gsr.park.edu/service_members/irving-sirota/.

Read more about the servicemember’s Act of Valor: “The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Irving Sirota, Private First Class, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Binarville, France, October 2 – 7, 1918. Private Sirota was on duty with a detachment of his regiment which was cut off and surrounded by the enemy in the Forest of Argonne. During this period he was without food, but he continued to assist and give first aid to the wounded exposing himself to heavy shell and machine-gun fire at the risk of his life, until he was completely exhausted.”

Home State: New York

Remembrance of Valor – 26 August

Sergeant Lee Rodrick McClelland, U.S. Army

The Robb Centre’s “Valor 107” program, dedicated to the commemoration of the 107th Anniversary of the Great War, is pleased to present Sergeant Lee Rodrick McClelland, U.S. Army: https://gsr.park.edu/service_members/lee-rod-mcclelland/.

Read more about the servicemember’s Act of Valor: “The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 9, 1918, takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Sergeant Lee R. McClelland (ASN: 1870896), United States Army, for extraordinary heroism in action while serving with Medical Detachment, 371st Infantry Regiment (Attached), 93d Division, A.E.F., near Ardeuil, France, 30 September 1918. While administering first-aid treatment to wounded soldiers on the field Sergeant McClelland received a painful wound on the leg, but without mentioning his injury he remained on duty caring for the wounded under shell fire until the regiment was relieved.”

Home State: North Carolina

Remembrance of Valor – 25 August

Private Graviel Garcia, U.S. Army

The Robb Centre’s “Valor 107” program, dedicated to the commemoration of the 107th Anniversary of the Great War, is pleased to present Private Graviel Garcia, U.S. Army: https://gsr.park.edu/service_members/graviel-garcia/.

Read more about the servicemember’s Act of Valor: “The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 9, 1918, takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Private Graviel Garcia (ASN: 2229509), United States Army, for extraordinary heroism in action while serving with Company C, 325th Infantry Regiment, 82d Division, A.E.F., near St. Juvin, France, October 16. 1918. Private Garcia voluntarily went out into No Man’s Land under heavy enemy fire and administered first aid to a wounded comrade. While making his way back to our lines with the wounded man he was himself severely wounded.”

Home State: Texas

Remembrance of Valor – 24 August

Corporal Eli Raymond Shapiro, U.S. Army

The Robb Centre’s “Valor 107” program, dedicated to the commemoration of the 107th Anniversary of the Great War, is pleased to present Corporal Eli Raymond Shapiro, U.S. Army: https://gsr.park.edu/service_members/eli-raymond-shapiro/.

Read more about the servicemember’s Act of Valor: “The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Eli R. Shapiro, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Forges, France, September 26, 1918. After having been severely wounded, Corporal Shapiro continued to lead his squad during the entire attack which lasted several hours, and he remained until his objective had been reached and his squad sheltered.”

Home State: Illinois

Remembrance of Valor – 23 August

Private William Glenn Hurdle, U.S. Army

The Robb Centre’s “Valor 107” program, dedicated to the commemoration of the 107th Anniversary of the Great War, is pleased to present Private William Glenn Hurdle, U.S. Army: https://gsr.park.edu/service_membe…/william-glenwood-hurdle/.

Read more about the servicemember’s Act of Valor: “The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 9, 1918, takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Private William G. Hurdle (ASN: 2465187), United States Army, for extraordinary heroism in action while serving with Machine-Gun Company, 370th Infantry Regiment, 93d Division, A.E.F., near Ferme la Folie, France, 30 September 1918. While under heavy enemy fire Private Hurdle volunteered and accompanied by another soldier, rescued a wounded comrade from an exposed position. He also performed valuable service as liaison agent, and under very heavy fire succeeded in cases where others had failed.”

Home State: Virginia

Remembrance of Valor – 22 August

Private Simon Moses Thompson, U.S. Army

The Robb Centre’s “Valor 107” program, dedicated to the commemoration of the 107th Anniversary of the Great War, is pleased to present Private Simon Moses Thompson, U.S. Army: https://gsr.park.edu/service_members/simon-moses-thompson/.

Read more about the servicemember’s Act of Valor: “The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 9, 1918, takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Private Simon M. Thompson (ASN: 1439030), United States Army, for extraordinary heroism in action while serving with Company F, 9th Infantry Regiment, 2d Division, A.E.F., near Medeah, Ferme, France, 8 October 1918. Under intense machine-gun fire during a counterattack following a heavy artillery barrage, Private Thompson, with another soldier, checked the attack for a considerable distance, killing ten of the enemy, including two officers, and keeping off the hostile party with his pistol while loading his rifle with his other hand.”

Home State: New Mexico

Remembrance of Valor – 21 August

Corporal Max Seltzer – U.S. Army

The Robb Centre’s “Valor 107” program, dedicated to the commemoration of the 107th Anniversary of the Great War, is pleased to present Corporal Max Seltzer, U.S. Army: https://gsr.park.edu/service_members/max-seltzer/.

Read more about the servicemember’s Act of Valor: “The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 9, 1918, takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Corporal Max Seltzer (ASN: 44355), United States Army, for extraordinary heroism in action while serving with Company M, 16th Infantry Regiment, 1st Division, A.E.F., near Fleville, France, 4 October 1918. In the attack launched along the Aire River, Corporal Seltzer, single handed, silenced an enemy machine gun that was causing casualties in his company. He was severely wounded on October 9 while leading his squad in an attack on an enemy strong point.”

Home State: New York

Remembrance of Valor – 20 August

Private Andrew McCall, U.S. Army

The Robb Centre’s “Valor 107” program, dedicated to the commemoration of the 107th Anniversary of the Great War, is pleased to present Private Andrew McCall, U.S. Army: https://gsr.park.edu/service_members/andrew-mccall/.

Read more about the servicemember’s Act of Valor: “The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 9, 1918, takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Private Andy McCall (ASN: 1403221), United States Army, for extraordinary heroism in action while serving with Machine-Gun Company, 370th Infantry Regiment, 93d Division, A.E.F., near Ferme de la Riviere, France, 30 September 1918. Although relieved on the previous night, Private McCall willingly agreed to substitute for a sick comrade, returning the following day to his dangerous post as advance machine-gunner. During a heavy shelling of his position Private McCall was killed.”

Home State: Texas

Remembrance of Valor – 19 August

2nd Lt. Edward Moses Morris, U.S. Army Air Service

The Robb Centre’s “Valor 107” program, dedicated to the commemoration of the 107th Anniversary of the Great War, is pleased to present 2nd Lieutenant Edward Moses Morris, U.S. Army Air Service: https://gsr.park.edu/service_members/edward-moses-morris/.

Read more about the servicemember’s Act of Valor: “The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 9, 1918, takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Second Lieutenant (Air Service) Edward M. Morris, United States Army Air Service, for extraordinary heroism in action while serving with 104th Aero Squadron, U.S. Army Air Service, A.E.F., near Landres-et-St. Georges, France, 30 October 1918. Unable, to complete a photographic mission, owing to motor trouble, Lieutenant Morris, with his observer, made a reconnaissance behind the German lines. They dispersed a battalion of enemy troops, and although twice attacked by enemy patrols, drove them off and each case brought down one enemy plane. They remained in the air until their motor failed completely.”

Home State: New York

Remembrance of Valor – 18 August

Private Burton Holmes, U.S. Army

The Robb Centre’s “Valor 107” program, dedicated to the commemoration of the 107th Anniversary of the Great War, is pleased to present Private Burton Holmes, U.S. Army: https://gsr.park.edu/service_members/burton-holmes/.

Read more about the servicemember’s Act of Valor: “The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 9, 1918, takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Private Burton Holmes (ASN: 1872566), United States Army, for extraordinary heroism in action while serving with Company C, 371st Infantry Regiment, 93d Division, A.E.F., near Hill 188, France, 28 September 1918. After he had been badly wounded and his automatic rifle had been put out of commission, Private Holmes returned to his company, under extremely heavy machine-gun and shell fire, and taking another automatic rifle, went back and reopened fire on the enemy. While thus engaged he was killed.”

Home State: South Carolina

Remembrance of Valor – 17 August

Sergeant Alfred George Bailey, U.S. Army

The Robb Centre’s “Valor 107” program, dedicated to the commemoration of the 107th Anniversary of the Great War, is pleased to present Sergeant Alfred George Bailey, U.S. Army: https://gsr.park.edu/service_members/alfred-george-bailey/.

Read more about the servicemember’s Act of Valor: “The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 9, 1918, takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Sergeant Alfred G. Bailey (ASN: 550543), United States Army, for extraordinary heroism in action while serving with Company E, 38th Infantry Regiment, 3d Division, A.E.F., near Moulins, France, 15 July 1918. Sergeant Bailey, unaided, killed two enemy machine gunners and captured a third, together with his machine-gun.”

Home State: Oklahoma

Remembrance of Valor – 16 August

Corporal Sandy Jones, U.S. Army

The Robb Centre’s “Valor 107” program, dedicated to the commemoration of the 107th Anniversary of the Great War, is pleased to present Corporal Sandy Evander Jones, U.S. Army: https://gsr.park.edu/service_members/sandy-evander-jones/.

Read more about the servicemember’s Act of Valor: “The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 9, 1918, takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Corporal Sandy E. Jones (ASN: 1872473), United States Army, for extraordinary heroism in action while serving with Company C, 371st Infantry Regiment, 93d Division, A.E.F., near Champagne, France, September 28 – 29, 1918. Corporal Jones was engaged as company clerk and was left behind to care for the company records. When he learned that all the company officers had become casualties, he immediately went forward, and, collecting the scattered elements of the company, reorganized them under most trying and difficult Lieutenant conditions.”

Home State: South Carolina

Remembrance of Valor – 15 August

Private Alonzo Walton, U.S. Army

The Robb Centre’s “Valor 107” program, dedicated to the commemoration of the 107th Anniversary of the Great War, is pleased to present Private Alonzo Walton, U.S. Army: https://gsr.park.edu/service_members/alonzo-r-walton/.

Read more about the servicemember’s Act of Valor: “The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 9, 1918, takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Private Alonzo Walton (ASN: 1401373), United States Army, for extraordinary heroism in action while serving with Machine-Gun Company, 370th Infantry Regiment, 93d Division, A.E.F., at Rue Lamcher and Point D’Amy, France, November 7 – 9, 1918. When his company had been separated from their food supply for two days, Private Walton twice volunteered, taking a machine-gun cart, and under heavy fire located the kitchen and brought back much-needed food.”

Home State: Illinois

Remembrance of Valor – 14 August

Corporal Walter Sevalier, U.S. Army

The Robb Centre’s “Valor 107” program, dedicated to the commemoration of the 107th Anniversary of the Great War, is pleased to present Corporal Walter Sevalier, U.S. Army: https://gsr.park.edu/service_members/walter-s-sevalier/.

Read more about the servicemember’s Act of Valor: “The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 9, 1918, takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Corporal Walter S. Sevalier (ASN: 915300), United States Army, for extraordinary heroism in action while serving with Company F, 7th Engineers, 5th Division, A.E.F., near Brieulles, France, 3 November 1918. Corporal Sevalier swam the Meuse River with a cable for a pontoon bridge, under direct machine-gun fire. Later he carried a cable for another bridge over the Est Canal, across an open field covered by enemy machine-guns. Here he was wounded by a machine-gun bullet, but returned carrying a message of great importance.”

Home State: Wisconsin

Remembrance of Valor – 13 August

Machinist’s Mate First Class Dudley Bernstein, U.S. Navy Air Service

The Robb Centre’s “Valor 107” program, dedicated to the commemoration of the 107th Anniversary of the Great War, is pleased to present Machinist’s Mate First Class Dudley Bernstein: https://gsr.park.edu/service_members/dudley-bernstein/.

Read more about the servicemember’s Act of Valor: “The Navy Cross is awarded to Machinist’s Mate First Class Dudley Bernstein, U.S. Navy, for distinguished service in the line of his profession in airplane fights over the North Sea, on July 29, 1918, when an enemy submarine was attacked and probably damaged, and on July 19, 1918 when another submarine was attacked.”

Home State: Ohio

Remembrance of Valor – 12 August

Private Sing Lau Kee, U.S. Army

The Robb Centre’s “Valor 107” program, dedicated to the commemoration of the 107th Anniversary of the Great War, is pleased to present Private Sing Lau Kee, U.S. Army: https://gsr.park.edu/service_members/sing-lau-kee/.

Read more about the servicemember’s Act of Valor: “The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 9, 1918, takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Private Sing Kee (ASN: 1702357), United States Army, for extraordinary heroism in action while serving with Company G, 306th Infantry Regiment, 77th Division, A.E.F., near Mont Notre Dame, west of Fismes, France, August 14 – 15, 1918. Although seriously gassed during shelling by high-explosive and gas shells, Private Kee refused to be evacuated and continued, practically single-handed, by his own initiative, to operate the regimental message center relay station at Mont Notre Dame. Throughout this critical period he showed extraordinary heroism, high courage, and persistent devotion to duty, and totally disregarded all personal danger. By his determination he materially aided his regimental commander in communicating with the front line.”

Home State: New York

Remembrance of Valor – 11 August

2nd Lt. Rufus Benjamin Jackson, U.S. Army

The Robb Centre’s “Valor 107” program, dedicated to the commemoration of the 107th Anniversary of the Great War, is pleased to present 2nd Lieutenant Rufus Benjamin Jackson, U.S. Army: https://gsr.park.edu/service_members/rufus-benjamin-jackson/.

Read more about the servicemember’s Act of Valor: “The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 9, 1918, takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Second Lieutenant (Infantry) Rufus B. Jackson, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism in action while serving with 370th Infantry Regiment, 93d Division, A.E.F., near Farm La Folie, France, 28 September 1918. Having been ordered to use his Stokes mortars in wiping out machine-gun nests, which had been resisting the advance of his company, Lieutenant Jackson made a personal reconnaissance by crawling to the enemy’s lines to locate the nests. Accomplishing his purpose, he returned and directed the fire, silencing the guns.”

Home State: Wyoming

Remembrance of Valor – 10 August

Sergeant Albert Schlesinger, U.S. Army

The Robb Centre’s “Valor 107” program, dedicated to the commemoration of the 107th Anniversary of the Great War, is pleased to present Sergeant Albert Schlesinger, U.S. Army: https://gsr.park.edu/service_me…/albert-leonard-schlesinger/.

Read more about the servicemember’s Act of Valor: The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Albert Schlesinger, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Bois-Dommartin, near Beney, France, October 11, 1918. On the night of October 11 Sergeant Schlesinger volunteered to recover the body of an American officer who had been killed while leading a raiding part, the body being left about 50 paces in front of the enemy positions. With a patrol of six men he proceeded on his mission, meeting heavy rifle and machine-gun fire. Ordering his men to retire, he, with one man of his patrol, covered the retirement, which was successfully accomplished. Although severely wounded, he continued his covering fire with automatic rifle and grenades, unassisted, and eventually reached his own lines.

Home State: Ohio

Remembrance of Valor – 9 August

Private Clarence Van Allen, U.S. Army

The Robb Centre’s “Valor 107” program, dedicated to the commemoration of the 107th Anniversary of the Great War, is pleased to present Private Clarence Van Allen, U.S. Army: https://gsr.park.edu/service_members/clarence-r-van-allen/.

Read more about the servicemember’s Act of Valor: “The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 9, 1918, takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Private Clarence R. Van Allen (ASN: 2337012), United States Army, for extraordinary heroism in action while serving with Company L, 372d Infantry Regiment, 93d Division, A.E.F., near Bussy Farm. France, 28 September 1918. Private Van Allen, unassisted, rushed an enemy machine-gun, putting it out of action and capturing three prisoners.”

Home State: Massachusetts

Remembrance of Valor – 8 August

Private Alex Hammond, U.S. Army

The Robb Centre’s “Valor 107” program, dedicated to the commemoration of the 107th Anniversary of the Great War, is pleased to present Private Alex Hammond, U.S. Army: https://gsr.park.edu/service_members/alex-hammond/.

Read More About the Servicemember’s Act of Valor: “The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 9, 1918, takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Private Alex Hammond (ASN: 2169003), United States Army, for extraordinary heroism in action while serving with Company E, 366th Infantry Regiment, 92d Division, A.E.F., near Lesseux, France, 4 September 1918. Although he was severely wounded, Private Hammond remained at his post and continued to fight a superior force which had attempted to enter our lines, thereby preventing the success of an enemy raid in force.”

Home State: Alabama

Remembrance of Valor – 7 August

First Lieutenant Ralph Eberlin, U.S. Army

The Robb Centre’s “Valor 107” program, dedicated to the commemoration of the 107th Anniversary of the Great War, is pleased to present 1st Lieutenant Ralph Eberlin, U.S. Army: https://gsr.park.edu/service_members/ralph-eberlin/.

Read More About the Servicemember’s Act of Valor: “The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Ralph Eberlin, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Mezy, France, July 15, 1918. Although severely wounded during the first attack of the Germans on the railroad line near Mezy, Lieutenant Eberlin remained in command of his platoon and held an exposed flank against repeated attacks of the enemy.”

Home State: New York

Remembrance of Valor – 6 August

Private Calvin Atchavit, U.S. Army

The Robb Centre’s “Valor 107” program, dedicated to the commemoration of the 107th Anniversary of the Great War, is pleased to present Private Calvin Atchavit, U.S. Army: https://gsr.park.edu/service_members/calvin-atchavit/.

Read more about the servicemember’s Act of Valor: “The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 9, 1918, takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Private Calvin Atchavit (ASN: 2806696), United States Army, for extraordinary heroism in action while serving with Company A, 357th Infantry Regiment, 90th Division, A.E.F., near Fey-en-Haye, France, 12 September 1918. During the attack of his company, though he had been severely wounded in his left arm, Private Atchavit shot and killed one of the enemy and captured another.”

Home State: Oklahoma

Remembrance of Valor – 5 August

Corporal Van Horton, U.S. Army

The Robb Centre’s “Valor 107” program, dedicated to the commemoration of the 107th Anniversary of the Great War, is pleased to present Corporal Van Horton, U.S. Army: https://gsr.park.edu/service_members/van-horton/.

Read more about the servicemember’s Act of Valor: “The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 9, 1918, takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Corporal Van Horton (ASN: 2168859), United States Army, for extraordinary heroism in action while serving with Company E, 366th Infantry Regiment, 92d Division, A.E.F., near Lesseux, France, 4 September 1918. During a hostile attack, preceded by a heavy minenwerfer barrage, involving the entire front of the battalion, the combat group to which this courageous soldier belonged was attacked by about 20 of the enemy, using liquid fire. The sergeant in charge of the group and four other men having been killed, he fearlessly rushed to receive the attack and the persistency with which he fought resulted in stopping the attack and driving back the enemy.”

Home State: Alabama

Remembrance of Valor – 4 August

Sergeant Emanuel Sustick, U.S. Army

The Robb Centre’s “Valor 107” program, dedicated to the commemoration of the 107th Anniversary of the Great War, is pleased to present Sergeant Emanuel Sustick, U.S. Army: https://gsr.park.edu/service_members/emanuel-sustick/.

Read more about the servicemember’s Act of Valor: “The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 9, 1918, takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Sergeant Emanuel Sustick (ASN: 1698549), United States Army, for extraordinary heroism in action while serving with Company L, 305th Infantry Regiment, 77th Division, A.E.F., near Bois-de-la Naza, France, 4 October 1918. Sergeant Sustick volunteered to advance through thick brush subjected to a heavy machine-gun fire to a point within a few yards of enemy emplacements in order to observe the effects of our trench mortars on machine-gun nests. He made his observations successfully, though exposed alike to enemy fire and our own barrage.”

Home State: New Jersey

Remembrance of Valor – 3 August

PFC Alfred Williamson, U.S. Army

The Robb Centre’s “Valor 107” program, dedicated to the commemoration of the 107th Anniversary of the Great War, is pleased to present PFC Alfred Williamson, U.S. Army: https://gsr.park.edu/service_members/alfred-williamson/.

Read more about the servicemember’s Act of Valor: “The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 9, 1918, takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Private First Class Alfred Williamson (ASN: 1403753), United States Army, for extraordinary heroism in action while serving with Medical Detachment, 370th Infantry Regiment (Attached), 93d Division, A.E.F., near Beaume, France, 8 November 1918. Private Williamson was assigned to duty at the first-aid station, but volunteered to accompany the attacking lines to more expeditiously attend to the wounded. During the advance he constantly exposed himself to the enemy and under heavy fire to render first aid.”

Home State: Illinois

Remembrance of Valor – 2 August

Supply Sergeant Abraham Thorf, U.S. Army

The Robb Centre’s “Valor 107” program, dedicated to the commemoration of the 107th Anniversary of the Great War, is pleased to present Supply Sergeant Abraham Thorf, U.S. Army: https://gsr.park.edu/service_members/abraham-m-thorf/.

Read more about the servicemember’s Act of Valor: “The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Abraham Thorf, Supply Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Gesnes, France, September 28, 1918. Sergeant Thorf, although badly wounded crawled 500 meters under heavy shell fire to deliver important papers to his company commander.”

Home State: Idaho

Remembrance of Valor – 1 August

Private Ernest Spencer, U.S. Marine Corps

The Robb Centre’s “Valor 107” program, dedicated to the commemoration of the 107th Anniversary of the Great War, is pleased to present Private Ernest Spencer, U.S. Marine Corps: https://gsr.park.edu/service_members/ernest-spencer/.

Read More About the Servicemember’s Act of Valor: “The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 9, 1918, takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Private Ernest Spencer (MCSN: 85496), United States Marine Corps, for extraordinary heroism while serving with the Eighty-First Company, Sixth Machine-Gun Battalion, Sixth Regiment (Marines), 2d Division, A.E.F., in action near Thiaucourt, France, September 12 – 15, 1918. Private Spencer repeatedly volunteered and carried messages through intense machine-gun and artillery fire, obtaining valuable information at critical moments.”

Home State: Washington

Remembrance of Valor – 31 July

Private Jose Lauriano Martinez, U.S. Army

The Robb Centre’s “Valor 107” program, dedicated to the commemoration of the 107th Anniversary of the Great War, is pleased to present Private Jose Lauriano Martinez, U.S. Army: https://gsr.park.edu/service_members/jose-lauriano-martinez/.

Read More About the Servicemember’s Act of Valor: “The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 9, 1918, takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Private Lauriano Martinez (ASN: 1626989), United States Army, for extraordinary heroism in action while serving with Company K, 110th Infantry Regiment, 28th Division, A.E.F., near Fismes, France, 26 August 1918. With two other soldiers, Private Martinez crawled 300 yards in front of our line through the enemy’s wire and attacked a hostile machine-gun nest. The enemy crew opened fire on them at a range of only ten yards and resisted stubbornly but they succeeded in killing three of the crew and driving off the others with clubbed rifles. They returned to our lines under heavy fire.”

Home State: New Mexico

Remembrance of Valor – 30 July

Corporal Hyman Stanley Yarnis, U.S. Army

The Robb Centre’s “Valor 107” program, dedicated to the commemoration of the 107th Anniversary of the Great War, is pleased to present Corporal Hyman Stanley Yarnis, U.S. Army: https://gsr.park.edu/service_members/hyman-stanley-yarnis/.

Read more about the servicemember’s act of valor: “The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Hyman Yarnis, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action on Hill 272, near Fleville, France, October 9, 1918. Corporal Yarnis volunteered for and attacked a machine-gun position which was enfilading the lines by its fire from the left flank. He killed the enemy crew, in which encounter he was wounded by a grenade. Notwithstanding his wound, he advanced against a second machine-gun position, during which he was wounded a second time. However, he continued on and attacked the enemy crew.”

Home State: New York

Remembrance of Valor – 29 July
Sergeant William Penn Adair, U.S. Army

The Robb Centre’s “Valor 107” program, dedicated to the commemoration of the 107th Anniversary of the Great War, is pleased to present Sergeant William Penn Adair, U.S. Army: https://gsr.park.edu/service_members/william-penn-adair/.

Read more about the servicemember’s act of Valor: The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 9, 1918, takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Sergeant William R. Adair (ASN: 2239467), United States Army, for extraordinary heroism in action while serving with Company C, 315th Field Signal Battalion, 90th Division, A.E.F., near Montfaucon, France, 24 October 1918. After being severely gassed, Sergeant Adair stayed at his post and ran his telephone lines. Through a terrific artillery barrage he remained on duty, though he was blinded and could hardly talk, until his organization was relieved.

Home State: Oklahoma

Remembrance of Valor – 28 July
Sergeant Charles Thomas Monroe, U.S. Army

The Robb Centre’s “Valor 107” program, dedicated to the commemoration of the 107th Anniversary of the Great War, is pleased to present Sergeant Charles Thomas Monroe, U.S. Army: https://gsr.park.edu/service_members/charles-thomas-monroe/.

Read more about the servicemember’s act of valor: “The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 9, 1918, takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Sergeant Charlie T. Monroe (ASN: 2463911), United States Army, for extraordinary heroism in action while serving with Headquarters and Headquarters Co. Company, 370th Infantry Regiment, 93d Division, A.E.F., at Mont-de-Sanges, France, 24 September 1918. Sergeant Monroe, then a private, in the absence of a platoon commander took charge of a platoon of Stokes mortars, directing the work of the men under heavy shell fire. Although the shelling was so intense that guns were at times buried, Sergeant Monroe and his men worked unceasingly in placing them back into action. He himself was buried by the explosion of a shell, but on being dug out, continued to direct the work of the men and encouraged them by his fearless example.”

Home State: Virginia