Fred C. Davis - War Hero
Posted By: S. Ferrall (email)
Date: 7/19/2004 at 08:00:11
DISTINGUISHED SERVICE CROSS
Fred C. Davis, first lieutenant, 108th Infantry. For extraordinary heroism in acton near Ronssoy, France, September 29-30, 1918. He successfully held a trench several hundred yards in advance of the Hindenburg line, under heavy shell fire and machine gun fire, with a detachment which he had organized with men from different organizations. The following morning he led his detachment still farther, cleaning up about 500 yards of enemy trenches.
Residence at appointment: Madrid, Iowa
-source: Official Register, State of Iowa 1921-1922, Twenty-Ninth Number, Military Decorations of Iowans in the World War, pg. 363
-transcribed by Sharyl Ferrall
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