Awards of Distinguished Service Medal - Pennsylvania

Congressional Medal of Honor & Distinguished Service Cross & Distinguished Service Medal
Issued by the War Department, 1919

Contributed by Tammy Clark

* Indicates Posthumous Award


Albert H. Acher, colonel, Corps of Engineers, United States Army. For exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services. As commanding officer of the 4th Engineers he contributed materially to the successes of the 4th Division in the Aisne-Marne offensive and in the Meuse-Argonne operations. By his skill in the construction of roads and bridges he ably assisted in the efficiency of the 4th Engineers, both as a technical and as a combat unit. Later he showed the same rare qualities when he commanded the 27th Engineers. Address: Care of The Adjutant General of the Army, Washington, D.C. Entered Military Academy from Pennsylvania.


Dwight E. Aultman, brigadier general, United States Army. For exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services. As chief of Artillery of the 5th Corps in the operations against the enemy in November, 1918, by his exceptional skill as an artillerist he was largely responsible for the rupture of the enemy's position and the breaking of his resistance. Address: Care of The Adjutant General of the Army, Washington, D.C. Entered Military Academy from Pennsylvania.


Joseph A. Baer, colonel, Inspector General's Department, United States Army. For exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services. During the active operations of the armies in the field in the St. Mihiel salient and in the Argonne offensive he revealed marked ability in the inspection of the conduct and methods and showed military tactical knowledge of a high order. Address: Care of The Adjutant General of the Army, Washington, D.C. Entered Military Academy from Pennsylvania.


Andre W. Brewster, major general, United States Army. For exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services. He organized and administered with marked ability the inspector General's Department of the American Expeditionary Forces, and his soldierly characteristics and unceasing labors influenced greatly the attainment of efficiency in the American Army in France. Address: Care of The Adjutant General of the Army, Washington, D.C. Entered military service from Pennsylvania.


Edwin D Bricker, colonel, Ordnance Department, United States Army. For exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services. As chief ordnance purchasing officer and later as ordnance representative on the General Purchasing Board, he conducted negotiations with marked success for material needed to supplement the supply from the United States. He worked tirelessly and with unflagging energy to the end that there would be no shortage in supplies sent to the troops at the front. At all times exercising sound judgment and discernment in times of emergency, he achieved marked successes. Address: Care of The Adjutant General of the Army, Washington, D.C. Entered Military Academy from Pennsylvania.


Smedley A. Butler, brigadier general, Untied States Marine Corps. For exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services. He has commanded with ability and energy Pontanezen Camp at Brest during the time in which it has developed into the larges embarkation camp in the world. Confronted with problems of extraordinary magnitude in supervising the reception, entertainment, and departure of the large numbers of officers and soldiers passing through the camp, he has solved all with conspicuous success, performing services of the highest character for the American Expeditionary Forces. Address: Care of the Major General Commandant, United States Marie Corps, Washington, D.C. Appointed from Pennsylvania.


Charles B. Drake, brigadier general, United States Army. For especially meritorious and conspicuous service in the organization of the Motor Transport Corps. Address: Care of The Adjutant General of the Army, Washington, D.C. Entered Military Academy from Pennsylvania


Stanley D. Embick, colonel, Coast Artillery Corps, United States Army. For exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services. As a member of the American section of the Supreme War Council, by his high professional qualifications, his breadth of vision, and his sound military judgment, he has rendered in valuable aid in solving the many complex problems that have come before the Supreme War Council. Address: Care of The Adjutant General of the Army, Washington, D.C. Entered Military Academy from Pennsylvania.


John S. Fair, colonel, General Staff Corps, United States Army. For exceptionally meritorious and conspicuous service. He organized and operated the Remount Service, controlled the purchasing of fuel and forage for the Army, and organized and started into operation the Conservation and Reclamation Division. By his enthusiasm and energy valuable results were obtained. Address: Care of The Adjutant General of the Army, Washington, D.C. Entered military service from Pennsylvania


Charles S. Farnsworth, major general, United States Army. For exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services. In command of the 37th Division, his efficient leadership and military ability were important factors in the successful operations in the Meuse-Argonne offensive, and later proved their worth when this division served with the French and Belgian forces in Belgium. Address: Care of The Adjutant General of the Army, Washington, D.C. Entered Military Academy from Pennsylvania


Jay W. Grissinger, colonel, Medical Corps, United States Army. For exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services. As division surgeon of the 42d Division and later as chief surgeon of the 1st Army Corps during its operations on the Marne and in the St. Mihiel and Meuse-Argonne offensives, he displayed qualities of leadership, high professional attainments and rare judgment in energetically directing the work of the sanitary units under his control in providing front-line hospitalization and evacuation facilities for out sick and wounded in the field. Address: Care of The Adjutant General of the Army, Washington, D.C. Entered military service from Pennsylvania.


Paul S. Halloran, colonel, Medical Corps, United States Army. For exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services. He served with great credit as division surgeon of the 90th Division from the date of its organization throughout its service in the field, displaying sound judgment, marked professional skill and untiring energy. By enforcing effective sanitary measures he maintained the combat strength of his division, and by his able direction of the medical services he was largely responsible for the proper care of the sick and wounded. Address: Care of The Adjutant General of the Army, Washington, D.C. Entered military service from Pennsylvania


Warren T. Hannum, colonel, Corps of Engineers, United States Army. For exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services. As a member of the training section, General Staff, he efficiently supervised the technical and tactical training of engineer, gas, and tank troops and the operation of the school for those services. In the performance of his manifold duties he displayed military attainments of high order, rendering service of importance to the American Expeditionary Forces. Address: Care of The Adjutant General of the Army, Washington, D.C. Entered Military Academy from Pennsylvania


Edgar Jadwin, brigadier general, United States Army. For exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services. As commanding officer of the 15th Engineers, he inaugurated the important project at Glevres. Later, in charge of the Division of Construction and Forestry, he brought to this important task a splendidly trained mind and exceptionally high skill. His breadth of vision and sound judgment influenced greatly the successful completion of many vast construction projects undertaken by the American Expeditionary Forces. Address: Care of The Adjutant General of the Army, Washington, D.C. Entered Military Academy from Pennsylvania


James A Logan, Jr., colonel, General Staff, United States Army. For exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services. His marked administrative ability enabled him to assist most ably in the direction of important operations while on duty at G-1, General Headquarters, American Expeditionary Forces, as deputy chief of staff, 2d Army, and G01, 3d Army. As American representative with the Franco-American War Affairs Commission, at Paris, he displayed unfailing tact, energy and sound judgment in handling the intricate details of the relations between the French and American authorities, achieving signal success. His high military attainments were shown in the success with which he performed duties of vital moment. Address: Care of The Adjutant General of the Army, Washington, D.C. Entered military service from Pennsylvania


Frank R. McCoy, brigadier general, United States Army. For exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services. As secretary of the General Staff, American Expeditionary Forces, his services were of particular value in the original organization of the forces in France. Later, in command of the 63d Infantry Brigade in the difficult fighting east of Rheims, he had prominent part in the successes achieved. Address: Care of The Adjutant General of the Army, Washington, D.C. Entered Military Academy from Pennsylvania


Peyton C. March, general, United States Army (then major general, United States Army). For exceptionally meritorious and conspicuous services. As commanding general of the Army Artillery of the 1st Army from October 4, 1917 to January 31, 1918, initiated and prepared the plans for the organization of the Artillery of the American Army in France; as Acting Chief of Staff of the United States Army from March 2, 1918, to May 20, 1918, and as Chief of Staff of the United States Army (general, United States Army) after May 20, 1918, he performed with intelligence, zeal and patriotic devotion, duties of inestimable value in the development, the direction, and the carrying into effect of the military program of the United States. Address: Care of The Adjutant General of the Army, Washington, D.C. Entered Military Academy from Pennsylvania


George C. Marshall, Jr., colonel, United States Army. For exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services. He has performed the duties of assistant chief of staff, G-3, 1st Division, from June 26, 1917, to July 12, 1918. He served in the G-3 section, General Headquarters, American Expeditionary Forces from July 13, 1918 to August 19, 1918; in G-3 section, 1st Army, form August 20, 1918, to October 16, 1918; as assistant chief of staff, G-3, of the 1st Army, from October 17 to November 19, 1918; and as chief of staff of the 8th Army Corps from November 20, 1918, to January 15, 1919, during which period the 1st Division served in the Toul sector and at the Cautigny attack and the 1st Army operations in the St. Mihiel and Meuse-Argonne offensives. By untiring, painstaking, and energetic efforts he succeeded in all these undertaking. His efforts had a marked influence of the successes achieved by the units with which he served. Address: Care of The Adjutant General of the Army, Washington, D.C. Entered military service from Pennsylvania


Howard C. Price, colonel, Infantry, United States Army. For Exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services. He organized, trained, and commanded in active operations the 360th Infantry, which under his capable leadership was eminently successful as a combat unit. At all times he inspired a notable spirit amoung the members of his command. He displayed military attainments of a high order in the capture of the Foret ud Bis le Pretre during the St. Mihiel offensive and the assault on the Freya Stellung in the Argonne-Meuse operations, rendering merited servies to the American Expeditionary Forces. Address: Care of The Adjutant General of the Army, Washington, D. C. Entered military service from Pennsylvania.


Thomas L. Rhoads, colonel, Medical Corps, United States Army. For exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services. As division surgeon of the 80th Division, he had charge of the medical department's work of the unit throughout its combat activities. Due to his skillful administration, it functioned smoothly and with precision at all times, caring properly for a large number of the sick and wounded. As chief surgeon of the 1st Corps, and later of the 1st Army, he deployed executive ability of high order, being constant and zealous in devotion to his ardous tasks. Address: Care of The Adjutant General of the Army, Washington, D.C. Entered military service from Pennsylvania.


John Jacob Snyder, commander, United States Navy. For exceptionally meritorious and conspicuous service as force medical officer. His untiring energy and close cooperation with the Army authorities contributed greatly to the successful outcome of our oversea operations. Address: Care of the Bureau of Navigation, Navy Department, Washington, D.C. Appointed from Pennsylvania.


James G. Steese, colonel, Corps of Engineers, United States Army. For exceptionally meritorious and conspicuous service. As assistant of the Chief of Engineers and in charge of the personnel, equipment, construction, and maps divisions of the Office of the Chief of Engineers he displayed exceptional ability in handling commissioned personnel of aerial navigation maps. Since September, 1918, the solution of the many difficult problems in the organization and operation of the personnel branch. General Staff, has been due largely to his special knowledge of personnel matters, his untiring zeal, good judgement, and exceptional administrative ability. Address: Care of The Adjutant General of the Army, Washington, D.C. Entered Military Academy from Pennsylvania.


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