Distinguished Service Cross
Awarded for actions during the World War I
The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 9, 1918, takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Sergeant Edward J. McNerney (ASN: 73255), United States Army, for extraordinary heroism in action while serving with Company K, 104th Infantry Regiment, 26th Division, A.E.F., near Epieds, France, 22 July 1918. Sergeant McNerney, with one other soldier, went to the rescue of a wounded comrade, through a severe machine-gun fire at a direct range of only 350 yards, and carried the wounded man to safety.
General Orders: War Department, General Orders 74 (1919)
Action Date: 22-Jul-18
Company: Company K
Regiment: 104th Infantry Regiment
Division: 26th Division, American Expeditionary Forces