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Service Status
Not Specified
Last Rank
Private
Service Years
1917 - 1918
MOS
566-Duty NCO
Home State
Vermont
Private



Cause
Hostile, Died of Wounds
Reason
Multiple Fragmentation Wounds
Location
France
Conflict
World War I
Sep 26, 1918
USAGDC Braconne, France
USAGDC Braconne, France
Rank
Private
MOS
566-Duty NCO
Comments
Comments Pending
Private
1918 - 1919
Service to 1918
1st Battalion, 103rd Infantry Regiment
1st Battalion, 103rd Infantry Regiment
Rank
Private
Comments
Comments Pending
Private
1918 - 1918
26th Division
26th Division
Rank
Private
Comments
Comments Pending
Private
1918 - 1918
Army Distinguished Service Cross
Criteria
The Distinguished Service Cross may awarded to a person who, while serving in any capacity with the Army, distinguishes himself by extraordinary heroism not justifying the award of a Medal of Honor. T... More
Comments
Leon J. Cushion, Private, Company D, 103rd Infantry. Posthumously awarded Army Distinguished Service Cross. For extraordinary heroism in action at Marcheville, France, September 26, 1918. Under terrif... More
1918
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
Leon J. Cushion, Private, Company D, 103rd Infantry. Posthumously awarded Army Distinguished Service Cross. For extraordinary heroism in action at Marcheville, France, September 26, 1918. Under terrif... More
1918
WWI Victory Medal
Devices : Aisne-Marne Clasp Champagne-Marne Clasp Meuse-Argonne Clasp Defensive Sector Clasp
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
Leon J. Cushion, Private, Company D, 103rd Infantry. Posthumously awarded Army Distinguished Service Cross. For extraordinary heroism in action at Marcheville, France, September 26, 1918. Under terrif... More
1918
World War I
Description
The United States of America declared war on the German Empire on April 6, 1917. The U.S. was an independent power and did not officially join the Allies. It closely cooperated with them militarily bu... More
1918 - 1918
World War I/Champagne-Marne Campaign
Description
Champagne-Marne, 15 - 18 July 1918. In the four great offensives from 21 March to 13 June 1918 the Germans gained considerable ground, but failed to achieve a decisive advantage at any point on the fr... More
1918 - 1918
World War I/Aisne-Marne Campaign
Description
Aisne-Marne, 18 July - 6 August 1918. Several days before the Germans launched their abortive Champagne-Marne drive, the French high command had made plans for a general converging offensive against t... More
1918 - 1918
World War I/Meuse-Argonne Campaign
Description
Meuse-Argonne, 26 September - 11 November 1918. At the end of August Marshal Foch had submitted plane to the national commanders for a final offensive along the entire Western Front, with the objectiv... More
1918 - 1918
World War I/St. Mihiel Campaign
Description
St. Mihiel, 12 - 16 September 1918. By September 1918, with both the Marne and the Amiens salients eliminated, there remained but one major threat to lateral rail communications behind the Allied line... More
1918 - 1918
Service from 1917

 
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