Morelock, Sterling Lewis, Pvt

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1918-1918, HHC, 1st Infantry Division (Forward)
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1917 - 1918


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Silver Run
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Silver Run

Date of Passing
Sep 01, 1964
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1st Infantry Division

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Rank and organization: Private, U.S. Army, Company M, 28th Infantry, 1st Division. Place and date: Near Exermont, France, 4 October 1918. Entered service at: Oquawka, Ill. Birth: Silver Run, Md. G.O. No.: 43, W.D., 1922. 


 While his company was being held up by heavy enemy fire, Pvt. Morelock, with 3 other men who were acting as runners at company headquarters, voluntarily led them as a patrol in advance of his company's frontline through an intense rifle, artillery, and machinegun fire and penetrated a woods which formed the German frontline. Encountering a series of 5 hostile machinegun nests, containing from 1 to 5 machineguns each, with his patrol he cleaned them all out, gained and held complete mastery of the situation until the arrival of his company commander with reinforcements, even though his entire party had become casualties. He rendered first aid to the injured and evacuated them by using stretcher bearers 10 German prisoners whom he had captured. Soon thereafter his company commander was wounded and while dressing his wound Pvt. Morelock was very severely wounded in the hip, which forced his evacuation. His heroic action and devotion to duty were an inspiration to the entire regiment.

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 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1917, Basic Training (Camp Travis, TX), A
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1st Battalion, 28th Infantry HHC, 1st Infantry Division (Forward)
  1918-1918, HHC, 1st Battalion, 28th Infantry
  1918-1918, HHC, 1st Infantry Division (Forward)
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  1918-1918 World War I/Aisne Campaign/World War I/The Battle of Cantigny
  1918-1918 World War I/World War I/Meuse-Argonne Campaign
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