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 Distinguished Service Cross Recipients

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Story County


   David N. Binkley, private, Company I, 168th Infantry. For extraordinary heroism in action at Hill 212, near Sergy, northeast of Chateau Thierry, France, July 28, 1918. He sought and obtained permission to go out in front of our lines and recover his corporal, who was lying severely wounded in the open. He crossed an open area that was swept for more than 50 yards by enemy machine guns, reached the corporal and carried him safely back into our lines. Later he was wounded, but refused to go to the aid station until his company had won its objective.

Residence at enlistment: 708 Northwestern Avenue, Ames, Iowa (Story co.)

     Charles D. Priest, first lieutenant, 358th Infantry. For extraordinary heroism in action near Lee Huit Chemins, France, September 29, 1918. He disregarded personal danger by going 600 yards beyond the front lines, and with the aid of a soldier carried back a wounded man to shelter.

Emergency address: Mrs. Wilma Priest, wife, 830 LaSalle Street, Chicago, Illinois
Residence at appointment: Collins, Iowa (Story 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