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Cedar County

     Clarence A. Davis, corporal, Company D, 168th Infantry. For extraordinary heroism in action near Cote-de-Chatillon, France, October 14, 1918. During the attack he made his way forward through intense artillery and machine gun fire to rescue a wounded comrade. when he had reached a point about 25 yards in front of the enemy trenches he found that the man was dead, and he was himself so seriously wounded that he was compelled to return.

Residence at enlistment: Clarence, Iowa (Cedar co.)

     James M. Walker, private, first class, Company K 328th Infantry. For extraordinary heroism in action near Norroy, France, September 15, 1918. When his platoon had successfully reached its objective he was dispatched with a message ot battalion headquarters, the journey being under intense fire for the whole distance. He not only delivered the message, but while returning assisted many other carriers by directing them to their proper destinations.

Residence at enlistment: Tipton, Iowa (Cedar 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