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Linn County

    Chester R. Howard, deceased, first lieutenant, 104th Infantry. For extraordinary heroism in action near Belleau Wood, France, July 20, 1918. Lieut. Howard was wounded early in the action, but set a splendid example of personal bravery by retaining command of his company and leading it through a violent artillery and machine gun barrage until he fell exhausted after advancing 200 meters.

Emergency address, Mrs. C.C. Howard, mother, 606 Sixth avenue, Mount Vernon, Iowa.
Residence at appointment: 606 Sixth avenue, Mount Vernon, Iowa (Linn co.)

    Lotus N. Mobley (army serial No. 240329), sergeant, Company L, 102d Infantry. For extraordinary heroism in action near Trugny, France, July 23, 1918. Sergt. Mobley displayed exceptional courage in dashing into field under heavy shell and machine gun fire and carrying to safety a wounded man.
Emergency address: Carl D. Mobley, father, 1132 South Olive Steet, os Angeles, Calif.

Residence at enlistment: Cedar Falls, Iowa (Linn co.)

   Raymond J. Schulze, private, first class, Section No. 583, Ambulance Service. For extraordinary heroism in action near Orvillers-Sorel (Oise), France, August 16, 1918. When many French and American drivers had been killed or wounded during an intense bombardment on a dressing station, he immediately went to their assistance, but received wounds himself which will make him a cripple for life.

Residence at enlistment: 320 Fifth Avenue, West Cedar Rapids, Iowa (Linn co.)

   Henry G. Schwer, private, Company B, 119th Infantry. For extraordinary heroism in action near Bellicourt, France, September 29-30, 1918. During an attack by his regiment he was wounded, but continued his work as stretcher bearer throughout the night, refusing to be evacuated while able to render assistance to his comrades.

Residence at enlistment: Fairfax, Iowa (Linn 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