Edgar J. Rule - War Hero
Posted By: S. Ferrall (email)
Date: 8/3/2004 at 04:22:21
DISTINGUISHED SERVICE CROSS
Edgar J. Rule, sergeant, Headquarters Detachment, 10th Field Artillery. For extraordinary heroism in action near Courbon, France, July 14-15, 1918, Sergeant Rule, who was in charge of a telephone detail, fearlessly repaired lines under heavy fire of gas and high-explosive shells until the lines were cut beyond repair, when he volunteered and carried messages through the bombardment.
Residence at enlistment: 1416 Marshall Street, Boone, Iowa
-source: Official Register, State of Iowa 1921-1922, Twenty-Ninth Number, Military Decorations of Iowans in the World War, pg. 370
-transcribed by Sharyl Ferrall
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