His company was advancing behind the tanks when it was halted by hostile machinegun fire. Going forward alone, he rushed a machinegun nest, killed several of the crew with his bayonet, and, standing astride his gun, held off the others until reinforcements arrived and captured them.
|Place of Birth||IL|
|Service Branch||U.S. Army|
|Division||131st Infantry, 33d Division|
|Conflict||World War I|
|Location and Details||At Hamel, France, 4 July 1918|