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Distinguished Service Cross Recipients

About the Distinguished Service Cross

Dallas County

     Walter D. Ballard, private, Company B, 16th Infantry. Displaying exceptional initiative and bravery throughout the operations sourth of Soissons, France, July 18 to 22, 1918, he, with extraordinary heroism on July 21, 1918, with two companions, captured two machine guns that were causing heavy losses to his company.

Residence at enlistment: Redfield, Iowa (Dallas 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