Costin, Henry, Pvt Fallen
 
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Last Rank
Private
Last Service Branch
Infantry
Last Unit
1918-1918, 1st Battalion, 115th Infantry Regiment
Service Years
1917 - 1918



Private


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Home State
Maryland
Maryland
Year of Birth
1898
 
Casualty Info
Home Town
Not Specified
Last Address
Baltimore

Casualty Date
Oct 08, 1918
 
Cause
Hostile, Died of Wounds
Reason
Gun, Small Arms Fire
Location
France
Conflict
World War I
Location of Interment
Not Specified
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 Unit Assignments
1st Battalion, 115th Infantry Regiment
  1918-1918, 1st Battalion, 115th Infantry Regiment
 Combat and Operations History
  1914-1918 World War I
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Last Known Activity
World War I Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He served in the United States Army during World War I as a Private in Company H, 115th Infantry, 29th Division. He was awarded CMOH for his bravery near Bois-de-Consenvoye, France on October 8, 1918. His citation reads "When the advance of his platoon had been held up by machine-gun fire and a request was made for an automatic rifle team to charge the nest, Pvt Costin was the first to volunteer. Advancing with his team, under terrific fire from the enemy artillery, machine guns, and trench mortors, he continued after all his comrades had become casualties and he himself had been seriously wounded. He operated his rifle until he collapsed. His act resulted in the capture of about 100 prisoners and several machine guns. He succumbed to the effects of his wounds shortly after the accomplishment of his heroic deed". His Medal was posthumously presented to his family in 1919. 
   
Comments/Citation
Buried at the Loudon Park National Cemetery
3445 Frederick Avenue
Baltimore, Md 21223
Section B, Grave 460
   
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