Distinguished Service Cross

 
JOSEPH D. PATCH

MAJ Insignia
United States Army
Major
18th Infantry Regiment, 1st Division, A.E.F.

 

Distinguished Service Cross - Ribbon
Date of Action: July 18, 1918
 

The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Joseph D. Patch, Major, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Chaudun, France, July 18, 1918. The leading battalion having encountered heavy resistance and his battalion having been ordered to pass through the leading battalion, Major Patch, because so many of his officers and men had been killed or wounded, with the greatest courage, coolness, and efficiency, personally led the assault of his battalion on the final objective. As a result of his fearlessness and leadership the objective was carried and he was severely wounded.

 

 
PERRY R. SHUEY

SGT Insignia
United States Army
Sergeant
Company B, 2nd Machine-Gun Battalion, 1st Division, A.E.F.

 

Distinguished Service Cross - Ribbon
Date of Action: October 5, 1918
 

The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Perry R. Shuey, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Fleville, France, October 5, 1918. After his platoon commander had been killed and the organization had suffered 50 per cent casualties, Sergeant Shuey reorganized the platoon by gathering stray squads from both flanks and the front. This work completed, he led the platoon forward, under intense artillery and machine-gun fire, to positions in advance of the infantry, to withstand a counterattack. He displayed absolute fearlessness under heavy fire, inspiring the men with him by his example of heroism.

Residence at enlistment: 120 North Seventh Street, Lebanon, Pa.

 

 
WILLIAM T.L. WERNER

SGT Insignia

 United States Army Air Force
Sergeant
Tail Gunner, 427th Squadron, 303rd Bomb Group (H)

 

Distinguished Service Cross - Ribbon
(World War II)
 

Citation not available at this time.

 

 
ELMER E. WOOMER

SGT Insignia
United States Army
Sergeant
Company M, 111th Infantry Regiment, 28th Division, A.E.F.

 

Distinguished Service Cross - Ribbon
Date of Action: October 2, 1918
 

* The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Elmer E. Woomer, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Le Chene Tondu, France, October 2, 1918. Leading a patrol to locate hidden machine-gun nests, Sergeant Woomer placed his men in advantageous positions and advanced alone to draw fire from the enemy strongholds. In the execution of his mission he was killed, but his heroic action saved the lives of many in the advance that followed.

Emergency address: Mrs. William Line, sister, Meyerstown, Pa. Residence at enlistment: Meyerstown, Pa.

* Indicates Posthumous Award