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Boone County


     Lenno H. Brandt (army serial No. 43704), corporal, Company I, 16th Infantry, 1st Division. For extraordinary heroism in action near Fleveille, France, October 4, 1918. corporal Braandt, with one companion, advanced ahead of his organization, exposed to heavy fire, and silenced an enemy machine gun nest which had halted his company.

Residence at enlistment: Boone, Iowa (Boone co.)

    Fred C. Davis, first lieutenant, 108th Infantry. For extraordinary heroism in action near Ronssoy, France, September 29-30, 1918. he successfully held a trench several hundred yards in advance of the Hindenburg line, under heavy shell fire and machine gun fire, with a detachment which he had organized with men from different organizations. The following morning he led his detachment still farther, cleaning up about 500 yards of enemy trenches.
Residence at appointment: Madrid, Iowa (Boone co.)

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 (Boone 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