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Union County

     Richard J. White, first lieutenant, 113th Infantry. For extraordinary heroism in action near Ravine de Milleville, north of Samogneux, France, October 15, 1918. He was a member of a small party which was suddenly fired upon by three German machine guns, one soldier being killed and an officer severely wounded. Himself unharmed, Lieut. White returned with another soldier and, in the face of machine gun fire, approached within 50 yards of the machine gun nests and carried the wounded officer to shelter.

Residence at appointment: 1115 West Jefferson St. , Creston, Iowa (Union 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