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John C. Christopher - War Hero

CHRISTOPHER

Posted By: S. Ferrall (email)
Date: 7/19/2004 at 05:44:11

DISTINGUISHED SERVICE CROSS

John C. Christopher, first lieutenant, 168th Infantry. He led his platoon against the Prussian Guards on Hill 212, near Sergy, France on July 28, 1918. So courageous was he and so skillful in directing the attack that 13 of the enemy's best troops were captured at their guns and six machine guns were taken and turned on the foe.

Residence at appointment: 308 Eighth Street, 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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