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Congressional Medal of Honor recipient. Rank and Organization: Sergeant, U.S. Army, Company D, 354th Infantry, 89th Division. Place and Date: Near Remonville, France, 1 November 1918. Entered Service At: Hannibal, Missouri. Birth: St. Louis, Missouri. G.O. No.: 50, W.D., 1919. Citation: When the advance of his company was stopped by bursts of fire from a nest of 6 enemy machine guns, without being discovered, he worked his way single-handed to a point within 50 yards of the machine gun nest. Charging, single-handed, he drove out the enemy in disorder, thereby protecting the advance platoon from annihilating fire, and permitting the resumption of the advance of his company.