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Fremont County

      Liberty Pease, private, Company E, 168th Infantry. For extraordinary heroism in action in the Forest de Fere, near Nesles, northeast of Chateau Thierry, France, July 26 to August 2, 1918, during the advance of his regiment in the Forest de Fere, by his voluntary unauthorized and untiring efforts in carrying wounded, both by day and by night, under the most severe and dangerous circumstances, and especially when the town of Sergy was under bombardment, July 31, 1918.

Residence at enlistment: R.F.D. No. 2, Farragut, Iowa (Fremont co.)

     Marion F. Study (Army Serial No. 2154036), private, first class, Company L, 117th Infantry. For extraordinary heroism in action near Molain, France, October 17, 1918. With another soldier he volunteered to go out across an open space swept by heavy machine gun fire, about 150 yards to the front, to rescue two wounded soldiers, which he helped to bring back to the line.

Residence at enlistment: Route No. 1, Thurman, Iowa (Fremont 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