CASEY, Charles J. - War Hero
Posted By: S. Ferrall (email)
Date: 7/19/2004 at 06:22:34
DISTINGUISHED SERVICE CROSS
Charles J. Casey, captain, 168th Infantry, 42d Division. He displayed notable gallantry on March 9, 1918, in leading a command of untried men in company with French troops in a successful raid on enemy trenches in the Slient du Feys, France. By his heroic conduct he inspired both is own men and the men of our ally participating in the operation.
Residence at appointment: Red Oak, Iowa
-source: Official Register, State of Iowa 1921-1922, Twenty-Ninth Number, Military Decorations of Iowans in the World War, pg. 362
-transcribed by Sharyl Ferrall
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