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O'Brien, Master Engineer Jr. Grade, John J. --DSC, CG Blanc Mont

CROIX DE GUERRE (With Palm)
ORDER OF THE 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-).

DISTINGUISHED SERVICE CROSS
 
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 gun and artillery fire of our own and enemy guns, he procured and returned with valuable information.
 
 
 
 
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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