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D.—CROIX DE GUERRE
ORDER OF THE REGIMENT
Sergeant LAWRENCE A. AUSPOS, No. 156588, Company "C," 2nd Engineers:

From October 8th to 10th, 1918, near MEDEAH FARM, he greatly assisted his platoon leader in leading his platoon, encouraged the men in resisting patrols and maintaining calmness along the whole front line. He refused to take shelter during heavy machine gun fire in order to pass up and down the lines and see that everyone was at his post. (Order No. 13,372 "D"—Regiment—).

Master Engineer BENJAMIN J. KINSEY, 2nd Engineers:

On October 17th, 1918, near ATTINGY, he displayed great coolness under violent enemy fire in making a reconnaissance of the enemy's positions. (Order No. 13,165 "D"—Regiment—) .

Private EMIL E. BASTA, No. 1568409, Company "E," 2nd Engineers:

On October 9th and 10th, 1918, at ST. ETIENNE-a-ARNES, while acting as a runner, he showed great bravery and devotion to duty under heavy fire of artillery and machine guns. (Order No. 13,166 "D"—Regiment—).

Lieutenant PETER J. BATTEN, 2nd Engineers:

On October 8th to 10th, 1918, while in charge of a platoon, he showed great bravery and leadership during the occupation of ST. ETIENNE-a-ARNES. His excellent work in gaining and keeping contact with a detachment of troops on his right, which was constantly changing its position, all under heavy shell fire, enabled him to gain his objective with few losses and in a short time. (Order No. 13,165 "D"—Regiment—).

Sergeant WILLIAM L. BENNETT, No. 156335, Company "B," 2nd Engineers:

On October 8th and 9th, 1918, near MEDEATH [sic] FARM, he did, on two occasions, conduct a patrol through barrage fire and sniping, reconnoitre a gap in our front line positions and establish liaison between units of the 1st Battalion. (Order No. (?)).

Second Lieutenant CYRIL COURTURE, 2nd Engineers:

On October 18th, 1918, at ATTIGNY, displayed distinguished bravery in exposing himself to shell and machine gun fire and sniping, in making a reconnaissance and taking photographs of the bridges across the Aisne, continuing this work for two hours after he was wounded, this being necessary in order to obtain the desired information. (Order No. (?)—).

Sergeant JOHN M. DILLON, No. 156541, Company "C," 2nd Engineers:

From October 8th to 10th, near MEDEAH FARM, he greatly assisted his platoon commander and encouraged the men in resisting patrols and maintaining calmness throughout the whole front line. He repeatedly refused to take shelter during heavy machine gun fire in order to pass up and dawn the lines and see that everyone was at his post. (Order No. 13,165 "D"—Regiment—).

Sergeant GEORGE HAMMER, Company "E," 2nd Engineers:

On October 13th and 14th, 1918, near ATTIGNY, exposed himself to the enemy in making a reconnaissance in advance of our lines, along the canal and river Aisne, reporting very useful and accurate information of our own and enemy positions. (Order No. 13,165 "D"—Regiment—).

Master Engineer GEORGE P. SIMPSON, 2nd Engnieers: [sic]

On October 14th, 1918, displayed great coolness and courage in making a reconnaissance in GIVRY, in advance of our front lines. (Order No. 13,165 "D"—Regiment—).

Master Engineer WILLIAM THOMPSON, 2nd Engineers:

On October 17th, 1918, near ATTIGNY, he displayed great coolness under violent enemy fire in making a reconnaissance of the enemy's positions. (Order No. (?)—).

Corporal WILLIAM T. PAGEN, No. 156515, Headquarters Detachment, 2nd Engineers:

Near ST. ETIENNE-a-ARNES, on October 9th, 1918, he courageously exposed himself to an intense shell fire in order to go to the aid of a sentinel whom he believed to be wounded. (Order No. 13,165 "D"—Regiment—).

Corporal ALVIN F. PARRISH, No. 1627221, Company "E," 2nd Engineers:

On October 9th and 10th, 1918, at ST. ETIENNE-a-ARNES, he fearlessly conducted patrols and reconnoitering parties into the enemy's territory while under heavy shell and sniper fire. He gained much valuable and accurate information of the enemy's lines. (Order No. 13,165 "D"—Regiment—).

Second Lieutenant GEORGE B. WOODLE, Company "A," 2nd Engineers:

Near ST. ETIENNE-a-ARNES, while commanding a platoon, he went to the aid of a company under heavy enemy fire. He disposed of his platoon in such manner that the position held, and the company was greatly reinforced. (Order No. 13,165 "D"—Regiment—).

Sergeant GARRETT D. WOODSIDE, No. 156570, Company "C," 2nd Engineers:

From October 8th to 10th, 1918, near MEDEAH FARM, he greately [sic greatly] assisted his platoon commander in leading his platoon, and encouraged the men in resisting patrols and maintaining calmness throughout the whole front line. He repeatedly refused to take shelter during heavy machine gun fire in order to pass up and down the lines and see that everyone was at his post. (Order No. 13,16,5 "D"—Regiment—).

Corporal THOMAS VANHOY, No. 157102, Company "E," 2nd Engineers:

On October 9th and 10th, 1918, at ST. ETIENNE-a-ARNES, he fearlessly and intelligently performed outpost duty and engaged and held off enemy snipers, while under severe artillery fire.

Lieutenant J. J. WALL JR., Company "A," 2nd Engineers:

On October 8th, 1918, at ST. ETTIENNE-a-ARNES [sic], commanding a platoon he refinforced [sic reinforced], under great difficulty, the 141st Infantry in the front line and engaged in combat with the enemy. Due to his initiative, the position held was greatly reinformed. [sic reinforced] (Order No. 13,165 "D"—Regiment—).

Captain J. A. SARGENT, Headquarters, 2nd Engineers:

On October 6th, 1918, near ST. ETIENNE-a-ARNES, he fearlessly exposed himself to heavy shell and machine gun fire and sniping, while making a reconnaissance of the front line positions. Captain Sargent returned with much accurate and valuable information.

Sergeant WILLIAM COTTINGHAM, No. 157236, Company "F," 2nd Engineers:

At ST. ETIENNE-a-ARNES, from October 8th to 10th, 1918, while making a reconnaissance of the front lines, he displayed great courage and coolness. In order to obtain information, he exposed himself to heavy shelling and machine gun fire. The information he obtained was of great value.

Private CECIL HAINSWORTH, No. 157130, Company "E," 2nd Engineers:

On October 9th and 10th, 1918, at ST. ETIENNE-a-ARNES, he fearlessly maintained outpost in the face of heavy artillery fire and keeping down enemy machine gun fire by the use of a captured machine gun.

Sergeant THOMAS J. McCORMICK, No. 156633, Company 'C," 2nd Engineers:

From October 8th to 10th, 1918, at MEDEAH FARM, he greatly assisted his platoon commander in leading his platoon, and encouraged the men in resisting patrols and maintaining clamness [sic calmness] throughout the whole front line. He repeatedly refused to take shelter during heavy machine gun fire in order to pass up and down the lines and see that everyone was at his post.

Private GARNETTE LEAF, No. 301294, Company "F," 2nd Engineers:

Near ST. ETIENNE-a-ARNES, from October 8th to 10th, 1918, while acting as a runner, he, through exceptional bravery and fidelity to his duty, succeeded in maintaining liaison with various units of his organization. This under heavy enemy fire. (Order No. 13,165 "D"—Regiment—).

Sergeant ROBERT L. LEAHY, No. 157306, Company "F," 2nd Engineers:

At ST. ETIENNE-a-ARNES, from October 8th to 10th, 1918, while in command of a platoon, he displayed great leadership and coolness under very severe shell fire and exposed to snipers. Without regard for personal danger, he led his patrol, picking up snipers, and by his example of coolness and courage, he greately [sic] aided his men in reaching their objective. (Order No. 13,165 "D"—Regiment—).

Sergeant JOHN E. LOUCKS. No. 157084, Company "E," 2nd Engineers:

On October 9th and 10th, 1918, near ST. ETIENNE-a-ARNES, while under heavy shell and sniper fire, he fearlessly conducted reconnaissance patrols into enemy territory, thus gaining much accurate and useful information of the enemy's lines. (Order No. 13,165 "D"—Regiment—).

Private LEROY LOWDER, No. 157311, Company "F," 2nd Engineers:

From October 8th to 10th, 1918, at ST. ETIENNE-a-ARNES, as a runner, he, with wonderful courage and coolness under heavy shell and machine gun fire, carried many important messages between the different units of his organization. (Order No. 13,165 "D"—Regiment—).

Lieutenant F. H. HERRMAN, Medical Corps, 1st Battalion, 2nd Engineers:

On October 9th, 1918, near MEDEAH FARM, after extricating himself from the debris of his dressing station which had received a direct hit, he fearlessly exposed himself to the continued heavy shell fire, dug out another Medical Officer, and refused to take shelter until assured that all other occupants had been saved.

Lieutenant H. L. HOCK, 2nd Engineers:

On October 9th and 10th, 1918, at ST. ETIENNE-a-ARNES, while acting as Battalion Gas Officer, he, by his coolness and courage, set a fine example during a gas attack, repeatedly testing for gas and carried very important messages and assisted in maintaining liaison with other troops regardless of personal danger. (Order No. (?) —).

Sergeant THOMAS GRAN, No. 157274, Company "F," 2nd Engineers:

At ST. ETIENNE-a-ARNES, from October 8th to 10th, 1918, he displayed exceptional courage and coolness while making a reconnaissance of the front lines under a violent fire of artillery, exposing himself at the same time to heavy machine gun fire. In spite of these difficult conditions, he obtained important information. (Order No. 13,165 "D"—Regiment—).

Private CARL NYGARD, No. 157090, Company "E," 2nd Engineers:

On October 9th and 10th, 1918, at ST. ETIENNE-a-ARNES, he fearlessly exposed himself to heavy artillery and machine gun fire while making a reconnaissance of the enemy's front line positions. (Order No. 13,165 "D"—Regiment—).

Sergeant NEIL H. McINTYRE, No. 156566, Company "C," 2nd Engineers:

From October 8th to 10th, 1918, near MEDEAH FARM, he greatly assisted his platoon commander in leading his platoon, and encouraged the men in resisting patrols and maintaining calmness throughout the whole front line. He repeatedly refused to take shelter during heavy machine gun fire in order to pass up and down the lines and see that everyone was at his post. (Order No. 13,165 "D"—Regiment—).

Corporal JOSEPH G. RALLS, No. 156641, Company "C," 2nd Engineers:

From October 8th to 10th, 1918, near MEDEAH FARM, he greatly assisted his platoon commander in leading his platoon, and encouraged the men in resisting patrols and maintaining calmness throughout the whole' front line. He repeatedly refused to take shelter during heavy machine gun fire in order to pass up and down the lines and see that everyone was at his post.

Sergeant FENN B. NEWELL, No. 156115, Company "A," 2nd Engineers:

On October 9th, 1918, at ST. ETIENNE-a-ARNES, he fearlessly exposed himself to heavy shell and machine gun fire while making a reconnaissance of the enemy's front line position. The information he received was of much use during the advance of the company.

Sergeant CHARLES E. NEWLAND, No. 157335, Company "F," 2nd Engineers:

From October 8th to 10th, 1918, near ST. ETIENNE-a-ARNES, while acting with a reconnaissance party, he displayed great courage and coolness and succeeded in obtaining very valuable information. This under very heavy shell and machine gun fire. His example to the other men was of great assistance in completing their work. (Order No. 13,165 "D"—Regiment—).

Corporal WILLIAM N. STRICKLAND, No. 156755, Company "C," 2nd Engineers:

From October 8th to 10th, 1918, near MEDEAH FARM, he greatly assisted his platoon commander in leading his platoon, and encouraged the men in resisting patrols and maintaining calmness throughout the whole front line. He repeatedly refused to take shelter during heavy machine gun fire in order to pass up and down the lines and see that everyone was at his post.

Sergeant BOYD SPANGLER, No. 157396, Company "F," 2nd Engineers:

From October 8th to 10th, 1918, at ST. ETIENNE-a-ARNES, while acting as reconnaissance man, he fearlessly exposed himself to severe shell and machine gun fire in order to obtain the desired information. The data he obtained proved of great importance in the company's advance.

Sergeant LAWRENCE E. WILKINSON, No. 156536, Company "B," 2nd Engineers:

On October 6th, 1918, near ST. ETIENNE-a-ARNES, he fearlessly exposed himself to heavy shell and machine gun fire and sniping, while making a reconnaissance of the front line positions. He returned with much accurate and valuable information.

Sergeant FRED A. HOWARD, No. 157289, Company "F," 2nd Engineers:

On October 10th, 1918, at ST. ETIENNE-a-ARNES, while acting alone, he fearlessly exposed himself to enemy fire to locate relief troops which were reported on the way in.

Sergeant JOHN D. DRURY, No. 157015, Company "E," 2nd Engineers:

On October 9th and 10th, 1918, at ST. ETIENNE-a-ARNES, he displayed great coolness and courage; maintaining the morale of his men for two days and nights, under heavy artillery and machine gun fire. (Order No. 13,165 "D"—Regiment—).

Private LLOYD ELLER. No. 654059, Company "B," 2nd Engineers:

On October 8th, 1918, near MEDEAH FARM, he fearlessly exposed himself to shell fire, of the intensity to amount to a barrage, in order to assist wounded men.

Sergeant FRANK L. COURTNEY, No. 156320, Company "B," 2nd Engineers:

On October 9th, 1918, at ST. ETIENNE-a-ARNES, he fearlessly exposed himself to heavy enemy fire while making a reconnaissance of the enemy's positions. He returned with valuable information.

Sergeant 1st Class CHARLES W. DIXON, No. 156993, Company "E," 2nd Engineers:

On October 9th and 10th 1918, near ST. ETIENNE-a-ARNES, while under heavy shell and sniper fire, he cheerfully and courageously performed his duties and gained much accurate and useful information through reconnaissances.

Lieutenant HENRY W. CLARK, 2nd Battalion, 2nd Engineers:

While acting as Battalion Adjutant, he assumed command of the Battalion after the Battalion Commander had been killed, and in a very efficient manner, handled troops and effected reliefs during a gas attack by the enemy, going to different parts of the line and maintaining liaison, and setting an example by his fearless courage and coolness. This at ST. ETIENNE-a-ARNES, October 9th and 10th, 1918.

Lieutenant EDGAR D. GREENE, Company "F," 2nd Engineers:

Near ST. ETIENNE-a-ARNES, during the night of October 8th, 1918, he made a very successful reconnaissance along the front lines while exposed to heavy artillery and machine gun fire; the results he obtained proved of great importance in the advance. (Order 13,165 "D"—Regiment—).

Sergeant KRAUTH CRESSMAN, No. 156137. Company "A," 2nd Engineers:

At ST. ETIENNE-a-ARNES, on October 8th, 1918, under heavy enemy fire, he personally distributed hot food and coffee to the men of his company and of other companies as well. (Order No. 13,165 "D"—Regiment—).

Sergeant FRANK J. DALTON, No. 156995. Company "E," 2nd Engineers:

On October 9th and 10th, 1918, near ST. ETIENNE-a-ARNES, he guided and controlled his men, and by his coolness and courage kept their morale and fighting spirit at a high standard; this under bombardment almost amounting to a barrage and under very heavy machine gun fire. (Order No. 13,165 "D"—Regiment—).

 
United States, and W. A. Mitchell. 1920.
The Official History Of The Second Regiment Of Engineers And Second Engineer Train, United States Army, In The World War.
[San Antonio]: [San Antonio printing Co.].
 
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