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b. 02/11/1890 Providence, South Carolina.  d. 12/10/1918 Vaux-Andigny, France.

 

DATE OF MOH ACTION: 12/10/1918 Vaux-Andigny, France.

 

World War I Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He was killed in action. He served as a Corporal in the United States Army in Company I, 118th Infantry, 30th Division. He was awarded the Medal of Honor for action on October 12, 1918 at Vaux-Andigny, France.

 

MOH CITATION:

 

Cpl. Heriot, with 4 other soldiers, organized a combat group and attacked an enemy machine-gun nest which had been inflicting heavy casualties on his company. In the advance 2 of his men were killed, and because of the heavy fire from all sides the remaining 2 sought shelter. Unmindful of the hazard attached to his mission, Cpl. Heriot, with fixed bayonet, alone charged the machinegun, making his way through the fire for a distance of 30 yards and forcing the enemy to surrender. During this exploit he received several wounds in the arm, and later in the same day, while charging another nest, he was killed.

 

BURIAL LOCATION: REMBERT METHODIST CHURCH CEMETERY, WOODROW, S.CAROLINA.

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James Davidson Heriot

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