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Service Status
Not Specified
Last Rank
Private
Service Years
1917 - 1917
MOS
521-Basic Soldier
Home State
Iowa
Private

Combat Infantryman 1st Award

Rifle
Carbine

Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Gun, Small Arms Fire
Location
Germany
Conflict
World War I
Nov 03, 1917
Iowa Medal of Valor
Criteria
This medal, a personal decoration of the governor rather than a National Guard award, was created specifically for presentation to the unknown heroes of our nation. This occurred on May 15, 1981. The ... More
Comments
Comments Pending
1918
Iowa Medal of Merit
Criteria
This decoration is awarded for heroism, meritorious achievement, or meritorious service by any member of the Iowa National Guard subsequent to January 1, 1965. The required achievement or service must... More
Comments
Comments Pending
1918
Iowa Meritorious Service Medal
Criteria
This medal is for exceptionally meritorious service, on or after September 1, 1965, by any member of the Iowa National Guard who, by untiring and unselfish efforts, renders a distinct service in furth... More
Comments
Comments Pending
1918
Iowa Commendation Medal
Criteria
The Commendation Medal is awarded to a member of the Iowa National Guard for meritorious service or achievement.
Comments
Comments Pending
1918
Service to 1917
1st Battalion, 16th Infantry Regiment/HHC
1st Battalion, 16th Infantry Regiment/HHC
Rank
Private
Location
Artois - France
MOS
521-Basic Soldier
Comments
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Private
1917 - 1917
1st Infantry Division
1st Infantry Division
Rank
Private
Location
Artois - France
MOS
521-Basic Soldier
Comments
Comments Pending
Private
1917 - 1917
Iowa Distinguished Service Medal
Criteria
This decoration is awarded for exceptionally meritorious service in a duty of great responsibility by any person While serving the state of Iowa or the Iowa National Guard in any capacity. Evidence of... More
Comments
Comments Pending
1917
Purple Heart
Criteria
The Purple Heart may be awarded to any member of the Armed Forces of the United States who, while serving under competent authority in any capacity with one of the Armed Forces, has been wounded, kill... More
Comments
On the night of November 2-3, 1917, the Germans, suspecting that the Americans had moved into the area, conducted a trench raid on the 16th Infantry Regiment's postion to cpature prisoners for interro... More
1917
Army Wound Ribbon (WWI)
Criteria
The Wound Ribbon was to be awarded to each officer or enlisted man who was "honorably wounded in action."
Description
On the night of November 2-3, 1917, the Germans, suspecting that the Americans had moved into the area, conducted a trench raid on the 16th Infantry Regiment's postion to cpature prisoners for interro... More
1917
Prisoner of War Medal
Criteria
The Prisoner of War Medal commemorates military service as a prisoner of war. It is awarded to any member of the Armed Forces who, since April 5, 1917, has been or shall be taken prisoner or held capt... More
Comments
On the night of November 2-3, 1917, the Germans, suspecting that the Americans had moved into the area, conducted a trench raid on the 16th Infantry Regiment's postion to cpature prisoners for interro... More
1917
WWI Victory Medal
Devices : Silver Star Gallantry Device
Criteria
The World War I Victory Medal was awarded for military service during the First World War. It was awarded for active service between April 6, 1917, and November 11, 1918; for service with the American... More
Comments
Remarks: American Soldier. Private Hay was one of the first three servicemen (according to conflicting reports, possibly the actual first) to die in combat in World War I, along with Corporal James Be... More
1917
Service from 1917

 
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