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FRENCH ARMY OFFICERS HONORED BY PERSHING

Decorated with Distinguished Service Cross for Gallantry at Blanc Mont Ridge.
WASHINGTON, June 23.—The War Department today gave out a list of citations for the Distinguished Service Cross which contains the following names:

Captain BERTRAND (deceased), French Army. For extraordinary heroism in action near Blanc Mont Ridge on Oct. 3-8. During attacks by the 2d American Division he distinguished himself by volunteering twice for hazardous duty; first to take food to the firing line, and later to replace a wounded comrade as liaison agent. - His personal courage and coolness under heavy fire were marked.

Lieutenant PIVETEAU (E. M.), French Army. For extraordinary heroism in action near Masif Blanc Mont, Oct. 3-8. During two attacks by the 2d American Division he repeatedly distinguished himself by his courage and utter disregard of danger in transmitting orders and gathering important information for battalion commander. His zeal, devotion to duty and initiative were of the highest order.

Second Lieut. DANO, French Army. For extraordinary heroism in action near Somme Py, Oct. 3-8. He displayed conspicuous gallantry during operatians of the 2d American Division, and when his Captain was killed and the company had suffered heavy losses he promptly effected a reorganization. With great heroism and able leadership he then pushed forward the assault in the face of heavy shellfire.

Brigadier EDOUARD Perrin, French Army. For extraordinary heroism in action near Gesnes, Oct. 4. During the first attack on Hill 255 Brigadier Perrin's tank was destroyed and he was captured. On the following night he escaped and on the followin[g] day he took part in the second attack on the hill. He was wounded soon after the engagement began, but continued to operate his gun, giving an important support to our advancing infantry. He refused to leave the field for treatment until the mission had been successfully completed.

Brigadier ALBERT BAURIN, French Army. For extraordinary heroism in action near Gesnes, Oct. 4. During the course of an engagement in which the French tanks assisted the American infantry to attack a difficult position, the tank in which Brigadier Baurin was advancing was put out of action and his companion wounded by heavy artillery fire. He continued to assist his comrade to fire until the ammunition was completely exhausted and then dismounted from the tank and carried the wounded man to the American lines, through an intense enemy fire.

Brigadier HENRY BARDOU, French Army. For extraordinary heroism in action near Massif Blanc Mont, Oct. 8. During an attack by the 2d American Division he displayed marked coolness and bravery in guiding his tank through heavy counterpreparation fire, during an approach march. He never hesitated to leave the protection of the tank, the better to direct its advance. Later he showed great personal courage in going through heavy shellfire to the rescue of several wounded American soldiers.

Aspirant LOUIS PRALY, French Army. For extraordinary heroism in action near Gesnes, Oct. 4. Commanding one of the tank sections, which was preceding the advance of the American infantry, Aspirant Praly displayed exceptional bravery in destroying machine gun nests, until his tank received a direct hit from the enemy's artillery. Notwithstanding that his tank was unable to continue forward and that he himself was wounded, Aspirant Praly continued to operate his guns until all his ammunition was exhausted.

Marechal DES LOGIS RENE THIEBAULT, French Army. For extraordinary heroism in action near Massif Blanc Mont, Oct. 3. Following an attack by the 2d American Division, he distinguished himself by personal courage and coolness in going, under heavy shellfire, to the rescue of wounded American soldiers.

Other awards are:

Major W. A. Snow, 2d Englnreers. Washington. D. C.; Capt. Fred C. Albright, Med. Det., 353d Inf., Garland, Kan.; Capt. Shall P. Wilder, 354th Inf., Elyria. Ohio; First. Lieut. William H. Hammond, 89th Inf., Washington, D. C.; First Lieut. Rex P. Enochs, 60th Inf., Carlisle.. Ind.; Sergt. Elmer F. Guthrie, Co. E. 353d Inf., Hutchinson, Kan.; Corp. George Colville. Jr., Machine Gun Co. 354th Inf., Marceline, Mo.; Corp. Josiah Broadfoot (deceased), Co. B. 244th Battalion Tank Corps. Westerly, R. I.; Private Isaac Estep. Co. C. 9th Inf., Clenchport, Va.; Private Harry B. Erkenbrack, 9th Inf., Quincy, Wash. and Private Charles A. Doughty, Co. C. 9th Inf., Broadwater, Va.

The New York Times
June 24, 1919
 
 
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