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Bristol County World War I

Awards of Distinguished Service Cross Medal

US Army
First Awarded in 1918

US Navy
First Awarded in 1917

US Air Force 
First Awarded in 1962
Last Awarded 2006

+ Indicates Posthumous Award

Dwight T. Colley, captain, 104th Infantry. For extraordinary heroism In action near Bols d'Haumont, France, October 16, 1918. On October 16, Capt ColIey, then a second lieutenant, led his company to the enemy's trenches despite the failure of supporting tanks to advance. After the order to withdraw had been given, he remained on the field, personally superintending the removal of every wounded man. He crawled along the ground for a long distance under the close-range fire of enemy machine guns. In order to make sure that no wounded men had been left behind. Resldence at appointment: Nayatt, R. I.

Source: Congressional Medal of Honor, The Distinguished Service Cross, and The Distinguished Service Medal, by War Department, 1919, Transcribed by C. Anthony 


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