McNerney, Edward J, Sgt

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1917-1919, 26th Infantry Division
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1917 - 1919


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Wound Chevron (1917-1932)

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EDWARD J. MCNERNEY, Plant Quarantine Inspector

Room 206, 7300 Wingate St ................. Woodcrest 7880

Houston, Tx

From HOUSTON PORT BOOK, Spring 1953


Other Comments:

Edward J. McNerney

  • Place of Birth: Lowell, Massachusetts
  • Home of record: Lowell, Massachusetts

  • Edward McNerney's son David H. McNerney earned the Medal of Honor during the Vietnam War.

Awards and Citations


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

Service: Army

Rank: Sergeant

Company: Company K

Regiment: 104th Infantry Regiment

Division: 26th Division, American Expeditionary Forces

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1st Battalion, 104th Infantry26th Infantry Division
  1917-1919, 1st Battalion, 104th Infantry
  1917-1919, 26th Infantry Division
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  1918-1918 World War I/Aisne Campaign/World War I/The Battle of Cantigny
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