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Appendix No. 2


DECORATIONS, CITATIONS, AND COMMENDATIONS OF INDIVIDUALS
A.—Medaille Militaire 1
B.—Distinguished Service Cross 30
C.—Distinguished Service Medal 1
C.—Legion of Honor 1
D.—Croix-de-Guerre
(With Palm) Order Of The Army
(With Gold Star) Order Of The Army Corps
(With Silver Star) Order Of The Division
(With Bronze Star) Order Of The Brigade
Order Of The Regiment
124
E.—Citations Of Distinguished Service Certificates 19
F.—Letters of Commendation 29
G.—Division Citations
General And Special Commendations Of Individuals Cited In Division Orders
Cited In Division Orders
325
H.—Regimental Citations 44

  Total Special Mention 565
     
A.—MEDAILLE MILITAIRE
Private JOHN F. MENDONSA, Company "F," 2nd Engineers:

On July 19, 1918, near VIERZY, during heavy shellfire [sic] he crawled over the parapet to bring in a wounded French soldier; continuing to expose himself to the discharge of his duty until wounded and evacuated.

B.—DISTINGUISHED SERVICE CROSS
Corporal THOMAS D. SAUNDERS, Company "A," 2nd Engineers,
(As No. 156126) No. 1206.

For extraordinary heroism in action at JAULNY, France, 12 September, 1918.

Corporal Saunders and another soldier, who were acting as wire-cutters with the first line of infantry, fought their way forward in advance of their unit and were the first men to enter Jaulny, while it was swept by machine gun fire, infested with snipers and still occupied by rear guard detachments of the enemy. After capturing eight Germans in a dugout, they searched the caves in the town and took fifty-five additional prisoners.

Private ALFRED WILKERSON, Company "B," 2nd Engineers (As No. 2105602) No. 1207.
For extraordinary heroism in action at JAULNY, France, 12 September, 1918.

Private Wilkerson and another soldier, who were acting as wire-cutters with the first line of infantry, fought their way forward in advance of their unit and were the first men to enter Jaulny, while it was swept by machine gun fire, infested with snipers and still occupied by rear guard detachments of the enemy. After capturing eight Germans in a dugout, they courageously searched the caves in the town and took fifty-five additional prisoners.

Private ELMER E. BARTLETT, JR., Company "C," Second Engineers (2405377).
For extraordinary heroism in action near Medeah Farm, France, 9 October, 1918.

Crawling forward under heavy machine gun fire. Private Bartlett, assisted in bringing a wounded comrade to safety.

First Lieutenant R. N. BENJAMIN, Second Engineers:
For extraordinary heroism in action near Blanc Mont, France, 6 October, 1918.

While commanding a detachment of wire-cutters, working in advance of the infantry. Lieutenant Benjamin was painfully wounded by a shell fragment, but he refused to leave his men until his mission was accomplished and the advance of the infantry assured.

Private PAUL E. BLUST, Company "C," Second Engineers:
For extraordinary heroism in action near Medeah Farm, France, 9 October, 1918.

Crawling forward under heavy machine gun fire, Private Blust assisted in bringing a wounded comrade to safety.

Private LAYTON A. BOYD, Medical Detachment, Second Engineers:

For extraordinary heroism in action near Medeah Farm, France, 9 October, 1918.

Exposed to enemy snipers and machine gun fire, Private Boyd went in front of our lines to administer aid to a wounded officer, and also to wounded enemy troops. He also crawled to within fifty feet of an enemy machine gun and assisted in bringing a wounded comrade to safety.

Private JOHN A. DOOGS, Company "C," Second Engineers:

For extraordinary heroism in action near Medeah Farm, France, 9 October, 1918.

Crawling forward under heavy machine gun fire, Private Doogs assisted in bringing a wounded comrade to safety.

Corporal CHARLES W. GARR, Company "D," Second Engineers:

For extraordinary heroism in action near St. Etienne-a-Arnes, France, 7 October, 1918.

Advancing ahead of our infantry, Corporal Garr made a reconnaissance of the town of St. Etienne-a-Arnes, and in spite of the danger, exposed to artillery and machine gun fire of our own and enemy guns, he procured and returned with valuable Information.

Private 1cl. CARL GUSTAFSON, Company "C," Second Engineers
(As No. 156704) No. 2663.

For extraordinary heroism in action near Medeah Farm, France, 8-9 October, 1918.

Engaged as a runner. Private Gustafson constantly carried messages through a sector, which was under intense shell and machine gun fire, and infested with sniper fire.

Sergeant CHARLES E. NICKELS, Company "D," Second Engineers:

For extraordinary heroism in action near St. Etienne-a-Arnes, France, October 5-7, 1918.

Advancing ahead of the infantry, Sergeant Nickels made several reconnaissances, of the town of St. Etienne-a-Arnes, and in spite of the danger, exposed to machine gun and artillery fire of our own and enemy guns, he procured and returned with valuable information.

Sergeant JOHN J. O'BRIEN, Company "D," Second Engineers:

For extraordinary heroism in action near St. Etienne-a-Arnes, France, October 5-7, 1918.

Advancing ahead of the infantry, Sergeant O'Brien made several reconnaissances of the town of St. Etienne-a-Arnes, and, in spite of the danger, exposed to machine machine gun and artillery fire of our own and enemy guns, he procured and returned with valuable information.

Captain MYRON HOLT PECK, 2nd Battalion, 2nd Engineers:

For extraordinary heroism in action at St. Etienne, France, October 9, 1918.

While in command of his battalion, holding part of the line in St. Etienne, Captain Peck personnally [sic] conducted a reconnaissance, after patrols had previously failed, in order to establish liaison with the troops on his right. He lost his life during this reconnaissance. (Posthumous award, G.O. 20, War Department, January 30, 1919).

Private ALLISON W. REID, Company "A," Second Engineers:
(As No. 156285) No. 2664.

For extraordinary heroism in action near Medeah Farm, France, 8-9 October, 1918.

Engaged as a runner. Private Reid constantly carried messages through a sector, Which was under intense shell and machine gun fire, and infested with sniper fire.

Sergeant 1st Class WILLIAM SARTI, Company "A," Second Engineers:

For extraordinary heroism in action near Medeah Farm, France, 8-9 October, 1918.

His platoon commander and only other sergeant being wounded. Sergeant Sarti assumed command of his platoon, although himself wounded. He made a reconnaissance of the position his platoon was to occupy, under heavy shell fire, and returning conducted it to the new position without the loss of a single man, and remained with it for forty-eight hours.

Private 1st Class EDWIN E. SHEPARD, Company "C," Second Engineers:

For extraordinary heroism in action near Medeah Farm, France, October 9, 1918.

Crawling forward under a heavy machine gun fire. Private Shepard assisted in bringing a wounded comrade to safety.

First Lieutenant JAMES H. SPAFFORD, 2nd Engineers:

For extraordinary heroism in action.

Seeing a combat patrol suddenly fired upon by an enemy machine gun nest and hard pressed. Lieutenant Spafford went to its relief, courageously leading an attack on the nest. Although wounded in the arm during the attack, he continued in the action of the attack until he received a second wound which caused his death. (Posthumous award, G.O. 20, War Department, January 30, 1919).

Major J. J. F. STEINER, 1st Battalion, 2nd Engineers:

For extraordinary heroism in action near Medeah Farm, France, 9 October, 1918.

In command of his battalion in the front line, Major Steiner personally conducted a reconnaissance. Exposed to enemy fire, he obtained valuable information, after other patrols had failed. An attack was then organized in which two machine guns were captured and a dangerous salient eliminated.

Sergeant 1st Class ALBERT M. BERLANDER, Company "D," Second Engineers:

For extraordinary heroism in action near Attigny, France, 15 October, 1918.

While making a reconnaissance of the Aisne River and the Ardennes Canal, in advance of the line of American outposts. Sergeant Berlander was wounded by a sniper's bullet. He called to his comrades in time to warn them and ordered them not to come to his assistance. By lying still until darkness came, he was able to continue his reconnaissance and return with valuable information.

First Sergeant MACK C. BYRD, Company "D," 2nd Engineers:

For extraordinary heroism in action near Bois de Belleau, France, June 3, 1918.

Although badly wounded, and suffering intense pain. Sergeant Byrd refused evacuation, remaining and assisting his commanding officer throughout the operations.

Corporal ONAL M. COPE, (156607) Company "C," Second Engineers:

For extraordinary heroism in action Near VAUX, France, 1-4 July, 1918.

Acting as a runner during the entire period. Corporal Cope volunteered and carried messages, making eight trips one night, exposed at all times to high explosives and gas shells and machine gun fire.

Sergeant JOSEPH GALLO, Company "A," 2nd Engineers:
For extraordinary heroism in action near Vaux, France, 1 July, 1918.

He showed great bravery and energy and exceptional presence of mind in leading his platoon through a heavy barrage fire to reinforce a weakened section of the line. Further, after the capture of a hill which was his objective, he pursued a German officer, although exposed to heavy fire, captured him, took away his arms and brought him back a prisoner.

Private LOUIS D. GOODRICH, Company "A," 2nd Engineers:
For the following act of gallantry:

On June 9, 1918, voluntarily carried an important message from Lucy-le-Bocage to Bouresches, in daylight, along an open road between the lines exposed to small arms fire.

Private JEFFERSON HOLT, Med. Det., 2nd Engineers: Private CHARLES RAFFINGTON, Med. Det., 2nd Engineers:

For the following act of gallantry:

During the day and night of 2-3 June, 1918, they exposed themselves to severe and continuous fire beyond call of duty in order to bring aid to wounded Engineers and Marines.

Corporal SIMPSON LEVAN, Company "A," 2nd Engineers:

For extraordinary heroism in action between Monnaux [sic] and Vaux, France, 1-3 July, 1918.

Although wounded in the head and left leg by a high explosive shell, which fact he concealed from his officers, Corporal Levan continued forward with his company. While thus wounded he led his platoon under heavy fire, from Moneaux [sic] to Vaux, during three days of hard and constant fighting, effectively discharging his duties until exhausted.

Second Lieutenant JOHN C. MILLER, ERG, 2nd U. S. Engineers:

For the following act of bravery:

About midnight 19-20 June, 1918, near Lucy-le-Bocage, with a few volunteers entered a woods heavily shelled and gassed and recovered two wounded members of his platoon.

First Lieutenant H. C. MOLESBERRY, 2nd Engineers:

For the following act of gallantry:

In the vicinity of Le Thiolet, on the night of 6-7 June, 1918, he courageously took command of, and efficiently directed the advance of an infantry unit, when all its officers had been killed or wounded.

Corporal JOSEPH D. SANDERS, Company "D," 2nd Engineers:

For extraordinary heroism in action near Chateau Thierry, France. 3 June and 13 June, 1918.

In command of an important outpost, Corporal Sanders, exposed himself to rifle and shell fire to better observe the movements of the enemy. He was knocked unconscious by shell burst, but returned to his post immediately upon regaining consciousness. On 13 June he carried a wounded officer, thru an intense barrage to a dressing station.

Major W. A. SNOW, 2nd Engineers:

For extraordinary heroism in action in the Belleau Woods, France, 12-15 June, 1918.

In order to consolidate the position of his brigade, Major Snow personally led one company of his battalion thru a heavy barrage. After passing thru the barrage he discovered that part of the company had become separated because of the violent fire. He returned thru the barrage and in so doing was wounded in the neck. After having his wound dressed at the aid station he refused to go to the rear, but went back and conducted the remainder of the men thru the barrage. Despite his wound he remained on duty for sixteen hours until ordered to the rear.

Private WILLIAM J. STEIMEL, Company "D," 2nd Engineers:

For extraordinary heroism in action near Bois de Belleau, France, 12 June, 1918.

Although wounded in several places by an enemy hand grenade, Private Steimel refused to go to the rear until his mission was completed. After receiving first aid, he again returned to the front line, although the entire line was at that time being subjected to a severe shelling.

C.—DISTINGUISHED SERVICE MEDAL
WILLIAM A. MITCHELL, Colonel, Engineer Corps, United States Army:

For exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services. Having taken command of the 2nd Engineers just prior to the Battle of Soissons, he served with distinction as the leader of this regiment until the close of hostilities. Under his skillful direction, his regiment successfully accomplished all the important technical missions assigned to it. His high military attainments were reflected by its efficiency in combat operations. Subsequent to the armistice, he continued to render important services to the American Expeditionary Forces as Chief of Engineers of the 8th Army Corps.

C.—LEGION OF HONOR
WILLIAM A. MITCHELL, Colonel, 2nd Regiment of Engineers, awarded decoration of
Officer of the Legion of Honor for the following services rendered:

During the attack of that division to the southwest of Soissons the 19th July, 1918, has shown remarkable skill and great valor in checking with his regiment then in support a counter-attack of the enemy prepared against our very exposed flank. Thanks to his promptness in seeing the danger, to his courage in decision, and to the vigorous measures taken by him, a possible disaster was avoided.

D.—CROIX DE GUERRE (With Palm) ORDER OF THE ARMY
Captain THEODORE WYMAN, 2nd Battalion, 2nd Engineers:

At ST. ETIENNE-a-ARNES, from October 8th to 10th, 1918, he showed great bravery and leadership in the organization of our advancing lines. He personally conducted a reconnaissance along the front line in order to establish liaison with troops on the right whose front changed several times. (Order No. 11,722 "D"—Army—).

Sergeant JOHN J. O'BRIEN, No. 156804, Company "D," 2nd Engineers:

On October 6th, 7th and 8th, 1918, at ST. ETIENNE-a-Arnes, while acting as a member of a reconnaissance detail, he courageously and fearlessly exposed himself to heavy fire and sniping while reconnoitering for bridge locations and enemy positions. (Order No. 11,722 "D"—Army—).

Colonel WILLIAM A. MITCHELL, Commanding the 2nd Engineers:

Distinguished himself by his bravery in the course of numerous reconnaissances, under heavy bombardments. His skillful arrangements largely contributed to the success of the Division in the Blanc Mont region. (Order No. 12,247 "D"—Army—).

Second Lieutenant JAMES V. SLADE, Company "E," 2nd Engineers:

On October 9th and 10th, 1918, at ST. ETIENNE-a-ARNES, he fearlessly led a reconnoitering patrol on the front lines and established liaison between separated units of Infantry. This during heavy shell fire and sniping. (Order No. 11,722 "D"—Army—).

Master Engineer JOHN H. WHITE, No. 157443, 2nd Engineers:

At ST. ETIENNE-a-ARNES, on October 8th, 1918, he displayed great bravery in making a reconnaissance, reporting very useful information to his Commanding Officer. He was wounded. (Order No. 11,722 "D"—Army—).

Private 1st Class WILLIAM C. WILSON, No. 5895, Medical Department, 2nd Engineers:

On October 9th, 1918, north of MEDEAH FARM, he fearlessly exposed himself to heavy shell fire and assisted his Medical Officer to extricate occupants of the Battalion Aid Station, which had received a direct hit. (Order No. 1J,722 "D"—Army—).

Captain TUCKER S. WYCHE, Company "A," 2nd Engineers:

On October 9th, 1918, at ST. ETIENNE-a-ARNES, he made a reconnaissance of the position of an advanced post, in broad daylight, in a woods exposed to heavy artillery fire and covered by machine gun fire. During this reconnaissance, having met an enemy patrol, he offered resistance while giving an alarm and until reinforcements had arrived. (Order No. 11,722 "D"—Army—).

Sergeant JAMES T. CONDON, No. 157232, Company "F," 2nd Engineers:

From October 8th to 10th, 1918, at ST.ETIENNE-a-ARNES, while in charge of patrol details, he fearlessly exposed himself to heavy fire and drove the enemy from the ravine in front of the company position. (Order No. 11,722 "D"—Army—).

Major W. A. SNOW, 2nd Engineers:

He displayed extraordinary courage and coolness in conducting a Company from his Battalion through a heavy artillery barrage, in order to consolidate the position of the Brigade. Discovering that part of the Company had been unable to pass through the barrage, he returned for it, being wounded while doing so. Receiving first aid at a dressing station, he refused to be evacuated to a hospital, and remained at his post for sixteen hours after being wounded. (Order No. 16,700 "D"—Army—).

Sergeant WILLIS W. MacCORKLE, No. 156102, Company "A," 2nd Engineers:

On October 8th, 1918, at ST. ETIENNE-a-ARNES, while commanding a half platoon, he was seriously wounded in the leg; in spite of his wounds he insisted on helping to carry his wounded platoon commander, thus making it unnecessary to remove an unwounded man from the line. (Order No. 11,722 "D"—Army—).

Private LOUIS D. GOODRICH, Company "A," 2nd Engineers:

On June 9, 1918, he voluntarily carried an important message from Lucy-le-Doeage [sic] to Bouresches, in daylight, along an open road between the lines exposed to small arms Are.

Private JOHN F. MENDONSA, Company "F,"' 2nd Engineers:

On July 19, 1918, near VIERZY, during heavy shell fire he crawled over the parapet to bring in a wounded French soldier; continuing to expose himself to the discharge of his duty until wounded and evacuated.

First Lieutenant JESSE GOVER, Company "B," 2nd Engineers:

On July 19, 1918, near VIERZY, he displayed great courage and coolness in leading his men in action; and after being wounded, refused treatment until after other wounded had been treated.

D.—CROIX DE GUERRE (With Gold Star) ORDER OF THE ARMY CORPS
Lieuteant [sic Lieutenant] JAMES O'NEIL, Company "E," 2nd Engineers:

Near ST. ETIENNE-a-ARNES, on October 9th and 10th, 1918, by his bravery and coolness, maintained his position. He was constantly going from man to man, cheering them and otherwise helping them, always under heavy shell fire and exposed to snipers. (Order No. 12,461 "D"—Army Corps—).

Private ERWIN E. SHEPARD, No. 2309679, Company "C," 2nd Engineers:

On October 9th, 1918, near MEDEAH FARM, he showed extraordinary bravery in crawling forward under heavy machine gun fire and assisted in bringing a wounded comrade to safety. (Order No. 17,466 "D"—Army Corps—).

Corporal THOMAS D. SAUNDERS, No. 156126, Company "A," 2nd Engineers:

At ST. ETIENNE-a-ARNES, on October 8th, 1918, he bravely conducted a patrol under "heavy enemy fire. During the night, he made a reconnaissance close to the enemy, of the position which his section was to occupy in the front, and returning, conducted it to that position. (Order No. 12,461 "D"—Army Corps—).

Sergeant LEON SMITH, No. 156545, Company "C," 2nd Engineers:

Near MEDEAH FARM, he reconnoitered the position of a machine gun nest, and on his return located two enemy machine guns, put them in order and installed them in the front line position. He also assisted his Lieutenant in directing his platoon during the battle. (Order No. 12,461 "D"—Army Corps—).

Sergeant JULE S. RYMER, No. 157373, Company "F," 2nd Engineers:

At ST. ETIENNE-a-ARNES, on October 8th, 1918, while in charge of a patrol, he. by his splendid example to his men under heavy enemy fire, succeeded in driving the enemy from in front of the company's position. (Order No. 12,461 "D"—Army Corps—).

Sergeant WILLIAM J. STEIMEL, No. 156875, Company "D," 2nd Engineers:

From October 3rd to 8th, 1918, north of SOMME PY, while in charge of an advance artillery detail, he fearlessly exposed himself to heavy artillery and machine gun fire, and efficiently constructed roads and made excellent reconnaissances for the artillery. (Order No. 12,461 "D"—Army Corps—).

Corporal HARRY WILSON, No. 156763, Company "D," 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. 12,461 "D"—Army Corps—).

Lieutenant S. C. WATKINS, Company "E," 2nd Engineers:

At ST. ETIENNE-a-ARNES, on October 9th and 10th, 1918, he continually exposed himself to heavy artillery and machine gun fire. He also repaired a German machine gun and employed it against the enemy. (Order No. 12,461 "D"—Army Corps—).

Sergeant ALBERT M. BERLANDER, Company "D," 2nd Engineers:

On October 15th, 1918, in command of a reconnoitering party, he fearlessly exposed himself to sniping in order to obtain information in regard to the location of proposed bridges across the Aisne river and canal between GIVRY and ATTIGNY. Although wounded and forced to lay hidden for hours, he obtained information of very great value. (Order No. 12,461 "D"—Army Corps—).

Private JOHN A. DOOGS, No. 653868, Company "C," 2nd Engineers:

On October 9th, 1918, near MEDEAH FARM, he showed extraordinary bravery in crawling forward under heavy machine gun fire and assisted in bringing a wounded comrade to safety. (Order No. 17,466 "D"—Army Corps—).

Private 1st Class CARL GUSTAFSON, No. 156704, Company "C," 2nd Engineers:

On October 8th and 9th, 1918, near MEDEAH FARM, he showed great bravery and devotion to duty in constantly carrying messages through a sector which was heavily shelled and subjected to machine gun fire and infested with snipers. (Order No. 12,461 "D"—Army Corps—).

Lieutenant L. M. CHASE, 2nd Battalion, 2nd Engineers:

During the period from October 3rd to 10th, 1918, while attached to an artillery brigade, he showed exceptional zeal and ability in the execution of his duty. He gathered together some machine guns and manned them with his own men in order to ward off a threatened counter-attack. Under extreme danger from heavy enemy fire, he successfully repaired a bridge which enabled the artillery to advance. This at SOMME PY, France. (Order No. 12,461 "D"—Army Corps—).

Sergeant ARTHUR H. BREWER, No. 156401, Company "A," 2nd Engineers:

At ST. ETIENNE-a-ARNES, on October 8, 1918, he showed great courage in commanding a patrol under heavy enemy fire. During the night, he made a reconnaissance of the position in the front line his section was to occupy, and then conducted his section to that position. (Order No. 12,461 "D"—Army Corps—).

Miss CORNELLA [sic Cornelia] COLT DAVIS, Y. M. C. A.. 2nd Engineers:

At SOMME PY, France, from October 5th to 10th, 1918, she showed great devotion to duty and utter disregard for personal danger in constantly caring for wounded while under heavy shell fire. (Order No. 12,464 "D"—Army Corps—).

Sergeant JACOB BREWSTER, No. 157219, Company "F," 2nd Engineers:

At ST. ETIENNE-a-ARNES, on October 8th to 10th, 1918, while in charge of three different patrols, he obtained much valable [sic] and important information, under heavy artillery and infantry fire. (Order No. 12,461 "D"—Army Corps—).

Corporal ALFRED BRADBURY, No. 156208, Company "A," 2nd Engineers:

At ST. ETIENNE-a-ARNES, on October 8, 1918, he carried messages all through the night, under very heavy fire and dangerous conditions, and showing remarkable courage and coolness. (Order No. 12,461 "D"—Army Corps—).

Corporal ONAL M. COPE, Company "C," 2nd Engineers:

Acting as a runner, he volunteered and carried messages, making eight trips one night, exposed at all times to high explosives and gas shells and machine gun fire. This near VAUX, France, July 1-4, 1918. (Order No. 17,466 "D"—Army Corps—).

First Lieutenant F. H. HERRMAN, 2nd Engineers:

On July 19, 1918, near VIERZY, he established a dressing station and labored unceasingly for ten hours, without stopping for meals or rest, and fearlessly left the dressing station to go into the open, exposed to heavy shellfire, in order to perform his work properly. (Order No. 14,337 "D"—Army Corps—).

First Lieutenant H. B. EATON, 2nd Engineers:

On July 19, 1918, near VIERZY, he established a dressing station and labored unceasingly for ten hours, without stopping for meals or rest, and fearlessly left the dressing station to go into the open, exposed to heavy shell fire, in order to perform his work properly. (Order No. 14,337 "D"—Army Corps—).

Private ELMER E. BARTLETT. JR., No. 2405377, Company "C," 2nd Engineers:

On October 9th, 1918, near MEDEAH FARM, he showed extraordinary bravery in crawling forward under heavy machine gun fire and assisted in bringing a wounded comrade to safety. (Order No. 17,466 "D"—Army Corps—).

First Lieutenant W. A. FOERTMEYER, 2nd Engineers:

On July 19, 1918, near VIERZY, he established a dressing station and labored unceasingly for ten hours, without stopping for meals or rest, and fearlessly left the dressing station to go into the open, exposed to heavy shellfire, in order to perform his work properly. (Order No. 14,337 "D"—Army Corps—).

D.—CROIX DE GUERRE (With Silver Star) ORDER OF THE DIVISION
Major J. J. F. STEINER, 2nd Engineers:

On October 8th and 9th, 1918, he greatly distinguished himself by his bravery near ST. ETIENNE, making a very dangerous reconnaissance under heavy fire of artillery and machine guns. (Order No. 13,372 "D"—Division—).

Sergeant ALEXANDER H. STEPHENS. No. 156775. Company "D," 2nd Engineers:

From October 3rd to 8th, 1918, near SOMME PY, while in charge of an engineer detail with the artillery, he showed exceptional bravery in making advance road reconnaissances under heavy artillery fire and one pounders in order to keep the way open for the artillery advance. (Order No. 13,372 "D"—Division—).

Captain LESTER C. SMITH, 2nd Engineers:

On October 6th, 1918, near ST. ETIENNE-a-ARNES. he exposed himself with great coolness and courage under a heavy artillery and machine gun fire, while making a reconnaissance of the front line positions. He returned with much accurate and valuable information. (Order No. 13,372 "D"—Division—).

Sergeant JAMES A. CASBURN. No. 156543, Company "C," 2nd Engineers:

On October 8, 1918, near MEDEAH FARM, under a heavy barrage, he established liaison with the unit occupying the right of the line of his company. This was very difficult as the location of the line was unknown. Upon completion of his mission, he reported the exact location to his Company Commander. He was severely wounded (Order No. 13,372 "D"—Division—).

Private CHARLES H. HAMM, No. 156485, Company "B," 2nd Engineers:

On October 9th and 10th, 1918, near MEDEAH FARM, while acting as runner, he constantly carried messages without delay, passing through barrage fire and sniping, and did at all times display a fearless devotion to duty deserving the highest praise. (Order No. 13,372 "D"—Division—).

Bugler VERNE V. CALDWELL, No. 156678, Company "C," 2nd Engineers:

On October 8th and 9th, 1918, while acting as runner, he carried messages continually through a heavy barrage of artillery, between the Company P. C. and Battalion P. C. and between units on the right and left of the company. (Order No. 13,372 "D"—Division—).

Private WILLIAM LEWIS, No. 301489, Company "P," 2nd Engineers:

From October 8th to 10th, 1918, at ST. ETIENNE-a-ARNES, as a runner, he showed wonderful coolness and fidelity to. duty in carrying messages to and from the front lines, under continual exposure to heavy shell and machine gun fire. His work was of immense value in advancing the lines of his company. (Order No. 13,372 "D"—Division—).

Lieutenant SYLVESTER KEARNS. Company "B," 2nd Engineers:

On October 8th and 9th, 1918, near MEDEAH FARM, under a heavy bombardment, be fearlessly established outposts, constantly visiting them, encouraging and heartening the men by his example. (Order No. 13,372 "D"—Division—).

Bugler HAROLD F. DOWNEY, No. 156228, Company "C," 2nd Engineers:

On October 8th and 9th, 1918, near MEDEAH FARM, he carried messages continually through a barrage of shell and machine gun fire as well as sniping, between Company and Battalion Headquarters and units on the right and left of the company. (Order No. 13,372 "D"—Division—).

Private ALLISON REID, No. 156285, Company "A," 2nd Engineers:

Near MEDEAH FARM, on October 8th and 9th, 1918, he showed great bravery and fidelity in constantly carrying messages through a sector which was continually under heavy bombardment. (Order No. 13,372 "D"—Division—).

Private 1st Class JAMES ROBINSON, No. 156866, Company "D," 2nd Engineers:

On October 3rd, 1918, at SOMME PY, while a member of a wire cutting detail, he showed exceptional courage and Initiative. The detachment commander had lost contact with his company, and Private Robinson, of his own initiative, left the detachment and crossed ground which was being swept by artillery and machine gun fire, and found the company. He then reported to the Battalion Commander, and offered to guide the detachment back to the company. (Order No. 13,372 "D"—Division—).

Private 1st Class WILLIAM LAMBRON, No. 157032, Company "B," 2nd Engineers:

On October 9th, 1918. near MEDEAH FARM, he voluntarily exposed himself to heavy enemy fire to assist litter bearers to find a dressing station. (Order No. 13,372 "D"—Division—) .

Sergeant CHARLES E. NICKELS, No. 156943. Company "D." 2nd Engineers:

From October 7th to 9th, 1918, at ST. ETIENNE-a-ARNES, while a member of a reconnaissance party, whose mission was to obtain information regarding the enemy's positions and condition of the bridges, he displayed extraordinary courage in fearlessly exposing himself to heavy artillery and sniper fire. (Order No. 13,372 "D"—Division—).

Sergeant JAMES E. PINKSTON, No. 156552, Company "C," 2nd Engineers:

On October 8th, 1918, near MEDEAH FARM, under a heavy barrage fire, he established liaison with units on the left of his company under extremely difficult conditions. (Order No. 13,372 "D"—Division—).

Sergeant SAM T. POTBET, No. 157035, Company "E," 2nd Engineers:

On October 9th and 10th, 1918, near ST. ETIENNE-a-ARNES, he distinguished himself in maintaining outpost under heavy artillery and machine gun fire. After being wounded, he refused to be evacuated. (Order No. 13,373 "D"—Division—).

Corporal CLARENCE W. SAYERS, No. 156418, Company "B," 2nd Engineers:

On October 6th, 1918, near ST. ETIENNE-a-ARNES, he fearlessly exposed himself to heavy shell and machine gun fire while making a reconnaissance of the front line positions. He returned with much accurate and valuable information. (Order No. 13,372 â– "D"—Division—) .

Sergeant WILLIAM P. SCHWALL, No. 156108, Company "A," 2nd Engineers:

On October 8th, 1918, at ST. ETIENNE-a-ARNES, while in charge of a patrol whose mission was to see that the enemy had not penetrated our lines during the night succeeded, in spite of a heavy artillery fire, in locating the enemy's positions. (Order No. 13,372 "D"—Division—).

Private 1st Class BASIL H. SWEARINGEN, No. 156757, Company "C," 2nd Engineers:

On October 8th and 9th, 1918, as a runner, he continually carried messages through a barrage of shell and machine gun fire, between the Company and Battalion Headquarters and between units on the right and left of the Company. (Order No. 13,372 "D"—Division—).

Private 1st Class LLOYD W. ANSON, No. 156665, Company "C," 2nd Engineers:

During October 8th and 9th, 1918, while acting as runner, he carried messages continually through a barrage of artillery fire, between the Company P. C. and Battalion P. C, and also between the units on the right and left. (Order No. 13,372 "D"—Division—).

First Lieutenant HAROLD S. BARRONS, Company "F," 2nd Engineers:

From October 8th to 10th, 1918, he showed great leadership and courage in organizing a position in the cemetery at ST. ETIENNE-a-ARNES. He set a great example to his men by fearlessly exposing himself to machine gun and shell fire in order to organize and hold his position. (Order No. 13,372 "D"—Division—).

Lieutenant R. N. BENJAMIN, 2nd Engineers:

On October 6th, 1918, near SOMME-PY, while in command of a detail of wire-cutters, he displayed remarkable coolness and courage. Although wounded, he remained in command of his detail under heavy shell fire, refusing to leave his men during the performance of their work and in a dangerous position. (Order No. 13,372 "D"—Division—).

Sergeant JOSEPH SANDERS, Company "D," 2nd Engineers:

On July 19, 1918, near VIERZY, he fearlessly and continually exposed himself to danger in leading his men in action, encouraging the men by his example. (Order No. 14,945 "D"—Division—).

First Lieutenant G. R. KNIGHT, Company "C," 2nd Engineers:

On July 19, 1918. near VIERZY, he showed unusual coolness and bravery in leading his men to the attack, exposing himself to heavy artillery and machine gun fire. (Order No. 15,171 "D"—Division—).

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

On July 19, 1918, near VIERZY, he showed remarkable courage and coolness in conducting his men through a heavy bombardment of artillery and machine guns, greatly encouraging his men by his example. (Order No. 15,039 "D"—Division—).

Lieutenant E. C. BALCH, 2nd Engineers:

On October 16th, 1918, at ATTIGNY, displayed distinguished bravery in fearlessly exposing himself to shell and machine gun fire and sniping to make a reconnaissance of the bridges across the Aisne. (Order No. 13,372 "D"—Division—).

Second Lieutenant JAMES V. SLADE, Company "E," 2nd Engineers:

During the action of July 19, 1918, near VIERZY, he took command of a section and displayed remarkable courage and coolness under a heavy artillery fire, thus encouraging his men. (Order No. 15,171 "D"—Division—).

Private WILLIAM C. WILSON, Medical Detachment, 2nd Engineers:

During the attack on VIERZY, July 19, 1918, he voluntarily established a first aid station in front of the position of the company, and faithfully and diligently cared for all wounded from nearby organizations. (Order No. 15,177 "D"—Division—).

Private 1st Class LEO V. BRAMWELL, Company "A," 2nd Engineers:

On July 19, 1918, near VIERZY, he showed remarkable coolness and courage while acting as runner during very heavy shellfire. (Order No. 14,945 "D"—Division—).

Second Lieutenant JOHN M. HOLLOWAY, 2nd Engineers:

On October 8th, 191S, at ST. ETIENNE-a-ARNES, under a violent barrage fire, he made a reconnaissance of the town, returning with valuable information. (Order No. 13,372 "D"—Division—).

Lieutenant GEORGE R. KNIGHT, Company "C," 2nd Engineers:

On October 8th and 9th, 1918, near MEDEAH FARM, being Platoon Commander, he refused, under a violent artillery barrage to take shelter. He personally reconnoitered a safer position for his platoon and conducted it there without losing a man. Afterwards, he courageously led a combat patrol against a machine gun nest. (Order No. 13,372 "D"—Division—).

Sergeant BENJAMIN H. FRAME, No. 157008, Company "E," 2nd Engineers:

On October 9th and 10th, 1918, at ST. ETIENNE-a-ARNES, he fearlessly and faithfully performed his duties as gas non-commissioned officer, inspecting Individual gas masks, while exposed to heavy artillery and machine gun fire. (Order No. 13,372 "D"—Division—).

Private PERCY W. ELDRIDGB, No. 157254, Company "F," 2nd Engineers:

From October 8th to 10th, 1918, at ST. ETIENNE-a-ARNES, he, without thought of self, under extremely heavy shell and machine gun fire, carried many highly important messages between the front lines. (Order No. 13,372 "D"—Division—).

Corporal WALTER R. BORG, No. 156601, Company "C," 2nd Engineers:

On October 8th and 9th, 1918, as a runner, he constantly carried messages through a heavy artillery barrage between the Company P.C. and Battalion P.C, and between units on the right and left. (Order No. 13,372 "D"—Division—).

Corporal ROY ANDERSON, Company "B," 2nd Engineers:

On July 19, 1918, near VIERZY, he showed especial coolness and bravery as a runner, carrying messages under heavy fire. (Order No. 14,945 "D"—Division—).

Corporal CHARLES W. GARR, No. 156821, Company "D," 2nd Engineers:

On October 7th, 1918, at ST. ETIENNE-a-ARNES, while doing reconnaissance work, he exhibited great bravery in fearlessly exposing himself to heavy fire and sniping in order to accomplish his work. (Order No. 13,372 "D"—Division—).

First Lieutenant L. M. CHASE, 2nd Engineers:

On July 19, 1918, near VIERZY, he fearlessly exposed himself to enemy artillery fire In order to encourage his men who were intrenched. (Order No. 15,171 "D"— Division—).

Second Lieutenant M. C. BYRD, Company "D," 2nd Engineers:

On July 19, 1918, near VIERZY, he fearlessly exposed himself to encourage his men who were in trenches, and he was continually under heavy artillery and machine gun fire. (Order No. 14,195 "D"—Division—).

D.—CROIX DE GUERRE (With Bronze Star) ORDER OF THE BRIGADE
Second Lieutenant H. S. BARRONS, 2nd Engineers:

On July 19, 1918, near VIERZY, with a group of enemy machine guns on our left, he left the trenches to make a reconnaissance under heavy artillery and machine gun fire. (Order No. 15,166 "D"—Brigade—).

Corporal HENRY G. BURRELL, Company "F," 2nd Engineers:

On July 19, 1918, near VIERZY, through a heavy fire, he volunteered to carry water to the men in the trenches, and, although wounded, he continued at his work until the water was delivered. He then went to the first aid station and was evacuated to the hospital, (Order No. 15,253 "D"—Brigade—).

Private WILLIAM BREE, Company "E," 2nd Engineers:

During the action of July 19, 1918, near VIERZY, he continually exposed himself to enemy shellfire, although dazed by shell explosion. (Order No. 15,253 "D"—Brigade—).

Bugler VERNE V. CALDWELL, Company "C," 2nd Engineers:

On July 19, 1918, near VIERZY, he showed great bravery and devotion to duty in carrying wounded under heavy shellfire. (Order No. 15,253 "D"—Brigade—).

Private FRANK KEEGAN, Company "C," 2nd Engineers:

On July 19, 1918, near VIERZY, he fearlessly and continually exposed himself in the open in administering aid to the wounded and carrying them to the first aid station. (Order No. 15253 "D"—Brigade—).

Bugler C. W. GARR, Company "D," 2nd Engineers:

On July 19, 1918, during the attack on VIERZY, he showed especial bravery and devotion to duty under heavy fire, encouraging the men by his example. (Order No 15,166 "D"—Brigade—).

Corporal CHARLES L. LINCOLN, Company "D," 2nd Engineers:

On July 19, 1918, near VIERZY, he showed great bravery in remaining at his post under heavy machine gun fire. (Order No. 15,253 "D"—Brigade—).

Private WILBUR F. McCARTY, No. 157153, Company "E," 2nd Engineers:

On July 19th, 1918, near VIERZY, he displayed great courage and devotion to duty in voluntarily leaving his trench, under a heavy bombardment, in order to obtain water for his platoon. (Order No. 15,253 "D"—Brigade—).

Private DAVID JONES, Company "C," 2nd Engineers:

On July 19, 1918, near VIERZY, he showed great bravery and devotion to duty in carrying wounded under heavy shellfire. (Order No. 15,253 "D"—Brigade—).

 
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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