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Distinguished Service Cross Recipients

About the Distinguished Service Cross

Jefferson County

     Byron W. Hamilton, sergeant, Company M, 168th Infantry. When leading a rushing attack on machine guns on Hill 212, near Sergy, France, July 28, 1918, he found himself ahead of his line, so wounded as to be unable to stand on his feet. Attacked by 10 Germans of the Prussian Guards, he rose to his knees and shot five of them. The others fled.

Residence at enlistment: Pleasant Plains, Iowa (Jefferson 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