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Marion County

    Henry Deeringer, private, Company B, 117th Infantry. For extraordinary heroism in action at Estrees, France, October 8, 1918. While working as a stretcher bearer Pvt. Deerlinger was himself severely wounded, but he nevertheless succeeded in getting his patient to the dressing station, where he himself received first aid and was tagged for evacuation. Tearing the tag from his coat, he returned to the field and continued to perform his duties until afternoon, when he was hardly able to walk and was again ordered to the rear.

Residence at enlistment: Knoxville, Iowa (Marion 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