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Hardin County

      William P. Hyman, second lieutenant, 166th Infantry. After the capture of Seringes et Nesles, France, on July 29, 1918, by the organization of which he was a part, and while holding a portion of the town with his platoon, he found that one of his men was missing. Being told that the man was wounded and lay beyond a hedge at the edge of the village, he unselfishly attempted to locate the wounded man, was captured in direct machine gun fire and killed.

Emergency address: L.F. Hyman, father, Iowa Falls, Iowa
Residence at appointment: Iowa Falls, Iowa (Hardin 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