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TO THE VICTORIA & GEORGE CROSS

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b. 12/02/1894 Oslo, Norway.  d. 05/02/1979 Palm Beach, Florida.

 

DATE OF MOH ACTION: 27/09/1918 Ronssoy, France.

 

World War I Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He served as a Sergeant in the US Army in Company A, 105th Machine-Gun Battalion, 27th Division. He was awarded the Medal of Honor for action near Ronssoy, France on September 27, 1918.

 

MOH CITATION:

 

In the face of heavy artillery and machinegun fire, he crawled forward to a burning British tank, in which some of the crew were imprisoned, and succeeded in rescuing two men. Although the tank was then burning fiercely and contained ammunition which was likely to explode at any time, this soldier immediately returned to the tank and, entering it, made a search for the other occupants, remaining until he satisfied himself that there were no more living men in the tank.

 

BURIAL LOCATION: FOREST HILLS MEMORIAL PARK, PALM CITY, FLORIDA.

American Eagle, Row 5, Niche H

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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