Lloyd D. Ross - War Hero
Posted By: S. Ferrall (email)
Date: 8/3/2004 at 05:06:06
DISTINGUISHED SERVICE CROSS
Lloyd D. Ross, major, 168th Infantry. 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 saliant du Feys, France. By his heroic conduct he inspired both his own men and the men of our ally participating in the operation.
An oak-leaf cluster is awarded Major Ross for the following acts of distinguished service: The courage, resolution, and resource of Major Ross as battalion commander made possible the successful capture of Hills 288, 242, and Cote-de-Chatillon, France, October 14, 15 and 16, 1918, which was accomplished only after the most desperate fighting through wire and trenches against a resolute and determined defense involving frequent and bitter counter attacks. His brilliant and determined leadership was an example and inspiraton to the entire command.
Residence at appointment: 605 Hammond St., Red Oak, Iowa
-source: Official Register, State of Iowa 1921-1922, Twenty-Ninth Number, Military Decorations of Iowans in the World War, pg. 369-370
-transcribed by Sharyl Ferrall
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