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WILSON, Earle W. - War Hero


Posted By: S. Ferrall (email)
Date: 8/9/2004 at 06:48:54

Earle W. Wilson (army serial No. 102466), Sergeant, Company M, 168th Infantry. For extraordinary heroism in action near Sergy, France, July 28, 1918.

Showing great personal bravery and contempt of danger at all times during the attack on Hill 212, he maneuvered his platoon so skillfully as to capture a machine gun position with four of its occupants, after which he operated the two enemy guns thus taken against the retreating Germans.

Residence at enlistment: Red Oak, Iowa

-source: Official Register, State of Iowa 1921-1922, Twenty-Ninth Number, Military Decorations of Iowans in the World War, pg. 373

-transcribed by Sharyl Ferrall


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