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Distinguished Service Cross Recipients

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Benton County

      Harry E. Hample (army serial No. 2159889), private, first class, Company C, 131st Infantry. For extraordinary heroism in action near Chipilly Ridge, France, August 10-19, 1918. He volunteered repeatedly to carry messages over ground swept by heavy machine gun and artillery fire. He displayed marked personal courage, accomplishing every mission he was given.

Residence at enlistment: Watkins, Iowa (Benton co)



~source: Official Register, State of Iowa 1921-1922, Twenty-Ninth Number, Military Decorations of Iowans in the World War, pg. 360-376

~ Transcribed and contributed by Sharyl Ferrall for Iowa in the Great War Special Project