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Marshall County

      Earl W. Wall, second lieutenant, 132d Infantry, 33d Division. for extraordinary heroism in action in the Bois de Malaumont, France, October 8, 1918. As battalion scout officer Lieut. Wall led a patrol into the wood for the purpose of securing information of enemy units in preparation for an attack. Severe machine gun fire was encountered, and this officer was wounded, but, with two soldiers, he continued on until he was wounded the secont time, securing the desired information.

Emergency address: J.J. Wall, father, Albion, Iowa (Marshall co.)
Residence at appointment: Albion, Iowa



~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