Eban A. Smith - War Hero
DISTINGUISHED SERVICE CROSS
Eban A. Smith, (Army serial No. 547459), sergeant, Company I, 30th Infantry, 3d Division. For extraordinary heroism in action near Crezancy, France, July 16, 1918. Although knocked down by the explosion of a shell, Sergeant Smith immediately got up and rendered valuable assistance to his platoon leader in conducting the movement of the platoon through the most intense shell fire. He was subsequently killed in action.
Emergency address: Mrs. Kate Bronson, mother, 618 Columbia St. Waterloo, Iowa.
Residence at enlistment: 618 Columbia St. Waterloo, Iowa.
Source: Official Register, State of Iowa 1921-1922, Twenty-Ninth Number, Military Decorations of Iowans in the World War, pg. 370-371.
Transcribed by Sharyl Ferrall