Distinguished Service Cross Recipients

NameServiceCitation
CAMPBELL, ALEXANDER Home Town: Lockport, NY
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company I, 309th Infantry Regiment, 78th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 23, 1918
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Alexander Campbell, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at Rembercourt, France, September 23, 1918. A shell landed in an observation post occupied by Sergeant Campbell and two other soldiers, seriously wounding all three. Though he himself had been struck in seven places, this soldier placed both his companions under shelter and then walked through the barrage to company headquarters where he sent stretcher bearers to the assistance of his wounded comrades, before securing first aid for himself.
General Orders 71, W.D., 1919
DI PASQUALE, FORTUNATO (KIA) Home Town: Niagara Falls, NY
Private, U.S. Army
Company D, 308th Infantry Regiment, 77th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: August 23, 1918


also the recipient of the Silver Star Citation
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Furtunato Di Pasquale, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Ville-Savoye, France, August 23, 1918. During the attack of his company to regain ground in the outpost zone on the Vesle River, Private Di Pasquale found himself holding an important post on the left flank of the company. He advanced across a railroad track in the face of terrific machine-gun fire from the high bank beyond the railroad cut, and, undaunted by enemy fire and with great courage, climbed half way up the steep railroad embankment and aided materially to the success of his company in driving the enemy from their machine-gun emplacement. Private Di Pasquale was killed as he made this advance.
General Orders No. No. 56, W.D., 1922
DOLAN, BERNARD LEO (KIA) Home Town: Lockport, NY
Corporal, U.S. Army
Company I, 309th Infantry Regiment, 78th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 16, 1918
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Bernard Leo Dolan, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Champignuelle, France, October 16, 1918. Although he was himself wounded, Corporal Dolan left the shelter of a shell hole and went out under terrific machine-gun fire to assist a wounded comrade. In so doing he received another wound, which cause his death.
General Orders No. No. 35, W.D., 1920
GEORGE, HAROLD HUSTON Birth: 7/19/1893 - Lockport, NY
Home Town: Niagara Falls, NY
First Lieutenant (Air Service), U.S. Army
Pilot, 139th Aero Squadron, 4th Pursuit Group, Air Service, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 27, 1918
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Harold Huston George, First Lieutenant (Air Service), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Bantheville, France, October 27, 1918. Lieutenant George displayed great courage in attacking a formation of four enemy planes (Fokker type), destroying two of them in a terrific fight and driving the other two back to their own territory.
General Orders No. 46, W.D., 1919
HIGGINS, WILLIAM H. Home Town: Lockport, NY
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company I, 309th Infantry Regiment, 78th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 16, 1918
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to William H. Higgins, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Bois-de-Loges, France, October 16, 1918. Although painfully wounded early in an attack, Sergeant Higgins refused to be evacuated and continued to lead his platoon in the advance, displaying marked personal bravery.
General Orders 71, W.D., 1919
LANIGHAN, MATTHEW S. (KIA) Home Town: Lockport, NY
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company I, 309th Infantry Regiment, 78th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: October 16, 1918
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Matthew S. Lanighan, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near St. Juvin, France, October 16, 1918. Although wounded, Sergeant Lanighan refused to be evacuated and led his men with marked personal courage, capturing several enemy machine-guns and prisoners. He was killed while organizing his platoon for a further advance.
General Orders 87, W.D., 1919
MATTER, PETER Home Town: Niagara Falls, NY
Private, U.S. Army
Company E, 307th Infantry Regiment, 77th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: August 27, 1918
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Peter Matter, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Fismes, France, August 27, 1918. After having been wounded and severely burned and gassed by an explosion of mustard gas shell, Private Matter nevertheless continued at his work as stretcher bearer, evacuating wounded until he was actually unable to see and was ordered to be evacuated himself.
General Orders No. No. 128, W.D., 1918
PERCY, WILLIAM J. Home Town: Niagara Falls, NY
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Company E, 108th Infantry Regiment, 27th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 29, 1918
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to William J. Percy, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Ronssoy, France, September 29, 1918. After having been wounded in the face and legs, Sergeant Percy led a patrol, under heavy shell and machine-gun fire, against an enemy machine-gun nest and succeeded in capturing one gun and 15 prisoners.
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
SHEA, WILLIAM A. Home Town: Niagara Falls, NY
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Machine-Gun Company, 39th Infantry Regiment, 4th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: September 26, 1918
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to William A. Shea, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Cuisy, France, September 26, 1918. Although painfully wounded by machine-gun fire, Sergeant Shea placed himself in an exposed position between two machine-guns, and by the use of his glasses directed the fire of a heavy machine-gun barrage on the enemy. He remained in this exposed position for two hours, and his were the only guns which remained in action under the sweeping fire of the enemy.
General Orders No. 46, W.D., 1919
YANCHULIS, MARTIN Home Town: Niagara Falls, NY
Private, U.S. Army
Company I, 30th Infantry Regiment, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 15, 1918
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Martin Yanchulis, Private, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Crezancy, France, July 15, 1918. Although severely wounded, Private Yanchulis made his way through the terrific enemy barrage to his post in the fire trenches, and remained on duty until ordered to the rear by his commanding officer.
General Orders No. 44, W.D., 1919