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First Lieutenant Harold S. Barrons

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       By direction of the President, under the provisions of the act of Congress approved July 9, 1918 (Bul. No. 43, W.D., 1918), First Lieutenant (Corps of Engineers) Harold S. Barrons, United States Army, is cited by the Commanding General, American Expeditionary Forces, for gallantry in action and a silver star may be placed upon the ribbon of the Victory Medals awarded him. First Lieutenant Barrons distinguished himself by gallantry in action while serving with the 2d Engineers, American Expeditionary Forces, in action in the Bois de Belleau, France, 6 - 7 June 1918, in assuming command of his company and brilliantly leading it forward.

Source: http://www.militarytimes.com/citations-medals-awards/recipient.php?recipientid=80116


Barrons, Harold S.; Windsor, Ontario, Canada; H, F; 1st Lt.; Prepn.; Chateau Thierry; CG, Soissons; St. Mihiel; CG, Blanc Mont; Attigny, BS, Argonne; Rhine.
 
Citations
Awards
CROIX DE GUERRE (With Silver Star) ORDER OF THE DIVISION — CROIX DE GUERRE (With Bronze Star) ORDER OF THE BRIGADE
 
Harold Smith Barrons was born in Windsor, Ontario. He enlisted 9 January 1915 and was discharged on 31 Aug 1917 with the rank of Sergeant, Co. A, 2nd Engineers to accept a commission as a Second Lieutenant, Headquarters. After engagements in Europe in the AEF, he was discharged at Ft. Travis, Texas on 30 October 1919. He died at the base hospital, Ft. Sam Houston on 4 April 1920, survived by his wife, Lena. He is buried in Windsor, Ontario.
 
Biographical information submitted by David N. Young
 
 
 
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