Genealogytrails Harrison County, Missouri
Citations for
Special Acts of Heroism
WWI

Captain Randall Wilson:
One Hundred Thirty ninth Infantry, commanded a small detachment in an advanced position north of Chaurdon farm and covered the evacuation of many wounded from farm, remaining on duty twenty six hours, repelling attacks made by the enemy and returned only when evacuation of the wounded was completed.  [September 29-30, 1918].  Captain Wilson lives at Bethany and commanded Company G, Fourth Missouri Infantry.  He served with the Missouri troops on the Mexican border.  Since his citation he was made Major.  He is a son of Mr. and Mrs. J.C. Wilson.
Source: History of Harrison County, Missouri, Geo. Wanamaker, 1921
First Lieutenant Carlisle R. Wilson:
First Lieutenant Carlisle R. Wilson, deceased, One Hundred Thirty ninth Infantry, was cited for extraordinary heroism in action near Mountblainville, France, September 27. 1918.  He was a son of Judge and Mrs. J.C. Wilson, of Bethany.  His citation reads: "In order to establish and maintain lisiso with the adjacent division Lieutenant Wilson, though wounded, led his men along the valley of the Cise River and across a bridge through the heaviest kind of artillery and machine gun fire.  He died soon after this exploit from the wounds received."  Before Carlisle's death he was made Captain.
Source: History of Harrison County, Missouri, Geo. Wanamaker, 1921
Sergeant Jackson Elbert Walker:
The details of the citation of Sergeant Jackson Elbert Walker were transmitted in general orders to the unit commander August 7, 1918.  Special citation was included for Lieutenant C. Thomas Hopkins, of Wichita, the first man killed in France.  Lieutenant Hopins dashed through a barrage of artillery and machine gun fire to rescue a wounded private, who had ebccome entangled in the barbed wire, and was wounded himself in the attempt.  Sergeant Walker crept through the barrage and rescued both the wounded private and Lieutenant Hopkins, who died soon afterward.  Sergeant Walker was sent back to the United States as an instructor and assigned to the Tenth Division at Camp Funston, from which camp he received his honorable discharge.  He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert L. Walker.
Source: History of Harrison County, Missouri, Geo. Wanamaker, 1921



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