the disposition and security of his men. Home
address, C. M. Stains, half-brother, 513 North
Estrella Street, El Paso, Texas.
STAINTON, MARVIN EVERETT . . .
Deceased. 128th Infantry. For extraordinary
heroism in action near Verdun, France, October
9, 1918. While his battalion was being held up by
heavy machine-gun fire he voluntarily led a small
detachment of his platoon forward. He advanced
far into enemy territory and succeeded in captur-
ing seven machine-gun nests and 47 prisoners,
continuing with his mission until he was killed.
Next of kin, Mrs. L. Stainton, mother, Laurel, Mass.
STAMBAUGH, ISABELLE ....
Reserve Nurse, Army Nurse Corps. While with
a surgical team at a British Casualty Clearing
Station during the big German drive of March 21,
1918, in front of Amiens, France, she was seriously
wounded by shell fire from German airplanes.
Home address", 4028 Baring Street, Philadelphia. Pa.
STAMPS, B. B. . . Chief Pharmacist's Mate
Attached to 6th Machine Gun Battalion, U. S.
M. C. For extraordinary heroism in action near
Jaulny, France, September 13-15, 1918. Working
continually without rest or food, Pharmacist's
Mate Stamps cared for the wounded under most
hazardous conditions. When a counterattack by
the enemy seemed imminent the medical detach-
ment was ordered to the rear, but he willingly stayed
with the wounded and assisted greatly in their
evacuation. Home address, I. J. Stamps, father,
STANFIELD, LAURENCE . Color Sergeant
Headquarters C9mpany, 120th Infantry. For
extraordinary heroism in action near Bellicourt,
France, September 28, 1918. Sergeant Stanfield,
attached to the regimental intelligence service, was
severely gassed but after receiving first-aid treat-
ment he insisted on returning to duty. Gassed a
second time and relieved for a short period, he
personally made a search for wounded men, and,
finding a large number, went to the aid station and
brought stretcher bearers. He continued this work
until he was blinded by the effects of the gas. Home
address, R. H. Stanfield, father, 705 East Main
Street, Durham, N. C.
STANKUNOS, BENJAMIN G. . . Private
Company B, 310th Machine Gun Battalion.
For extraordinary heroism in action near Verdun,
France, November 5, 1918. With two other sol-
diers, Private Stankunos voluntarily left a place of
safety, went forward 40 meters under machine-
gun fire in plain view of the enemy, and rescued an-
other soldier, who had been blinded by a machine-
gun bullet and was helplessly staggering about.
Home address, Mrs. Ameley Stankunoa, mother,
1770 West Wood Street, Shamokin, Pa.
STANTON, Jr., CHARLES . . . Corporal
Company L, 108th Infantry. For extraordinary
heroism in action near St. Souplet, France, October
15, 1918. Accompanied by an officer and three
other soldiers, he made a reconnaissance of the
River La Selle, the journey being made under con-
stant and heavy machine-gun fire. To secure the
desired information it was necessary to wade the
stream for the entire distance. Home address,
Charles Stanton, father, Troy, Pa.
STAPLETON, GORDON . Second Lieutenant
6th Infantry. For extraordinary heroism in ac-
tion near Vilosnes, France, November 6, 1918.
Entering Vilosnes with a patrol, Lieutenant Staple-
ton encountered heavy enemy machine-gun fire.
He attacked and killed four Germans, took four
prisoners and forced those remaining to take shelter
in a trench. Although greatly outnumbered he
held his position, while the French crossed the River
Meuse and took many prisoners. Home address,
Mrs. Elizabeth T. Stapleton, mother, Ennis, Tex.
STAPLETON, WILLIAM A. ... Corporal
Company I, 28th Infantry. For extraordinary
heroism in action near Soissons, France, July 19,
1918. With the aid of two men he charged and
captured a German machine-gun. Home address,
Bill Stapleton, Rush, Ky.
STARK, Jr., ALEXANDER N. . . Major
61st Infantry. For extraordinary heroism in
action near Cote St. Germain, France, November
7, 1918. His battalion being stopped by machine-
gun fire in the attack of November 7, 1918, Major
Stark personally led it in a renewed attack and thus
succeeded in gaining the Cote St. Germain. Major
Stark personally captured a machine-gun and 13
prisoners, his personal example of fearlessness en-
couraging his men to advance against odds. Home
address, Colonel A. N. Stark, M. C., Washington,
STARKEY, JOSEPH . . . First Lieutenant
9th Infantry. For extraordinary heroism in ac-
tion near Medeah Ferme, France, October 8, 1918.
Wounded, but regardless of danger to himself,
Lieutenant Starkey led his men through heavy
machine-gun and artillery fire in an attack over
whelmingly successful, in which he received a
second wound. Home address, R. M. Starkey,
501 Chamberlain Avenue, Chattanooga, Tenn.
STARLINGS, PAUL N Captain
26th Infantry. In spite of the fact that return-
ing wounded men informed that it was impossible
to take Bezy-le-Sec, France, July 21, 1918, he led
his company forward with courage and determina-
tion under steady fire, and thereby gave invalu-
able aid in the assault in which he knew his com-
mand was the last reserve. Home address, Mrs.
Ella C. Starlings, mother, 183 Green Street,
STATHAM, GEORGE B. . Private (First Class)
Deceased. Machine Gun Battalion, 9th In-
fantry. For extraordinary heroism in action near
Tuilerie Ferme, France, November 4, 1918. Al-
though he was the only remaining member of his
gun crew, Private Statham courageously operated
his gun until he had put one enemy machine-gun
nest out of action. He continued with his heroic
work until he was killed. Next of kin, T. S.
Statham, father, Route B, Cordele, Ga.
STEARNS, DAVID W Corporal
Company C, 4th Engineers. For extraordinary
heroism in action near St. Thibaut, France, August
6, 1918. Corporal Stearns was a member of a pla-
toon ordered to precede the infantry, to construct
footbridges across the Vesle River. Enemy sniper,
machine-gun, and artillery fire was so intense that
four attempts of his platoon failed. Acting upon
his own initiative, Corporal Stearns made his way
along the river in the face of the deadly fire, and,
for one hour, reconnoitered the enemy's positions,
reporting back to his commanding officer with in-
formation of the greatest value. Home address,
Mr. and Mrs. J. O .Stearns, 1641 East Stark Street,
STEEDE, WALTER J Private
Company E, 168th Infantry. For extraordinary
heroism in action in the Forest De Fere, near Nes-
les, northeast of Chateau-Thierry, France, July 26
to August 2, 1918, during the advance of his regi-
DISTINGUISHED SERVICE CROSS
ment in the Forest De Fere, by his voluntary,
authorized and untiring efforts in carrying in the
wounded, both by day and by night, under the
most severe and dangerous circumstances, and es-
pecially when the town of Sergy was under heavy
bombardment, July 29-31, 1918. Home address,
Mrs. William Steede, 1025 Tamarack Avenue,
Grand Rapids, Mich.
STEELE, RICHARD W. . Second Lieutenant
Observer, Air Service, 166th Aero Squadron.
For extraordinary heroism in action near Bois
D'Barricourt, France, October 23, 1918. While on
a bombing raid back of the German lines Lieuten-
ant Steele, accompanied by his pilot, was attacked
by six German pursuit planes. They were forced
to leave the formation in which they were traveling
owing to engine trouble; the enemy began riddling
their plane with machine-gun fire. Lieutenant
Steele fought them on all sides and is credited by
members of the llth Aero Squadron, who were
flying over him several thousand feet, with having
brought down one of his opponents. He was woun-
ded twice in the leg and twice in the arm, and con-
tinued fighting although each time he was hit he
was knocked down into the observer's cockpit. At
last, however, only his tail gun was in working con-
dition, the other two having been disabled by bul-
lets, and Lieutenant Steele sank unconscious into
the cockpit. Home address, William Steele,
father, 426 East Euclid Avenue, Oak Park, 111.
STEELE, WALTER P Corporal
Company G, 16th Infantry. For extraordinary
heroism in action near Soissons, France, July 18,
1918. He advanced alone upon an enemy machine-
gun nest, shot three of the crew, and continued hia
efforts to silence the guns until he was wounded.
Home address, J. O. Steele, father, Roseclare, 111.
STEGAR, BERNARD A .... Private
Deceased. Company F, 107th Infantry. For
extraordinary heroism in action near St. Souplet,
France, October, 18, 1918. When a comrade was
severely wounded by machine-gun fire, he went to
his rescue, crossing open spaces subjected to in-
tense fire by the enemy. He was wounded as he
advanced, but he continued forward and reached
the side of his wounded comrade, when he was again
hit by a machine-gun bullet and instantly killed.
Next of kin, Mike Stegar, father, Marlin, Texas.
STEIMEL, WILLIAM J Private
Company D, 2d Engineers. For extraordinary
heroism in action near Bois de Belleau, France,
June 12, 1918. Although wounded in several
places by an enemy hand grenade, Private Steimel
refused to go to the rear until his mission was com-
pleted. After receiving first aid, he again returned
to the front line, although the entire line was at
that time being subjected to a severe shelling.
Home address, F. C. Steimel, father, Debow, Ark.
STEIN, FRED C Corporal
Company F, 125th Infantry. For extraordinary
heroism in action near Romagne, France, October
9, 1918. Corporal Stein charged and captured a
strong enemy machine-gun nest and immediately
turned the gun on the enemy. He was twice wound-
ed while changing the position of the gun, but con-
tinued to operate it under heavy shell and machine-
gun fire until he received a third wound in the arm ,
which made it impossible for him to further operate
the gun. Home address, George Stevens, friend,
STEINER, GEORGE C . . . . Sergeant
1st Battalion, 9th Infantry. For extraordinary
heroism in action near Blanc Mont Ridge, France,
October 3, 1918. Sergeant Steiner, severely wounded
on the battle line with his company, remained on
duty until the objective was gained and the posi-
tion consolidated. Home address, Mrs. Jane
Steinerl, wife, 1014 Grand Avenue, Port Wash-
STEINER, J. J. F Major
1st Battalion, 2d Engineers. For extraordinary
heroism in action near Medeah Farm, France,
October 9, 1918. In command of his battalion in
the front line, Major Steiner personally conducted
a reconnaissance. Exposed to enemy fire, he ob-
tained valuable information after other patrols
had failed. An attack was then organized, in which
two machine-guns were captured and a dangerous
salient eliminated. Home address, Mrs. R. E .
Steiner, mother, 220 Hull Street, Montgomery,
STEINHILBER, CLOYD W. . First Lieutenant
354th Infantry. For extraordinary heroism in
action near Barricourt, France, November 1-2,
1918. When his company commander was seriously
wounded he took an automatic rifle from a dead
soldier and held off the -enemy for two hours, de-
fending the wounded officer until assistance could
be obtained. Next day, while in command of hia
company, he was himself wounded, losing an eye
and puncturing the nose, but continued to urge hia
men forward, inspiring them by his example under
heavy machine-gun fire. Home address, Mrs. L. E.
Steinhilber, mother, 640 State Street, Watertown,
STEININGER, ROY H Private
Medical Detachment, Company C, 9th Infantry.
For extraordinary heroism in action near Medeah
Ferine, France, October 4, 1918. After several
men of his company had been wounded, Private
Steininger repeatedly left cover, exposing himself
in an open field to enemy machine-gun fire, in order
to bring in wounded and administer first aid. Home
address, Mrs. James De Kalb, 925 Upland Street,
STEINKRAUS, HERMAN W. . First Lieutenant
127th Infantry. For extraordinary heroism in
action near the Bois de Bantheville, France, Oc-
tober 15, 1918. Continuing in command of hia
company, after he had been instructed to go to the
rear for treatment for an infected leg, Lieutenant
Steinkraus skillfully extricated his company with
few casualties, when it became suddenly exposed
to intense machine-gun fire from both flanks. Re-
inforcing his command with stragglers he organ-
ized a strong right flank guard by utilizing captured
German machine-guns and succeeded in main-
taining his position. Home address, Herman F.
Steinkraus, father, 4012 Mapledale Avenue,
STEMBRIDGE, ROBERT W. . First Lieutenant
21st Machine Gun Battalion. For extraordinary
heroism in action near Vieville-en-Haye, France,
October 31, 1918-November 1, 1918. Although
wounded by a shell fragment and suffering from the
effects of an antitetanic serum, Lieutenant Stem-
bridge continued to lead his platoon through the
night of October 31 and the offensive operation o f
November 1, under heavy enemy shell fire, encour-
aging his men by his gallant conduct. Home ad-
dress, J. W. Stembridge, Milledgeville, Ga.
STENSON, CARL H Private
Deceased. Company E, 2d Battalion, 5th Regi-
ment, U. S. M. C. For extraordinary heroism in
action near St. Etienne, France, October 3, 1918.
Private Stennson displayed great courage in serv-
ing as a stretcher bearer during the operations at
Blane Mont Ridge. When his helper was wounded he
went into an open road swept by machine-gun fire
to rescue him and was killed in his self-sacrificing
attempt. Next of kin, Christine E. Stenson,
mother, Pleasant Street, Framingham, Mass.
STEPHENSON, CARLTON . . . Corporal
Company B, 120th Infantry. For extraordinary
heroism in action near Catillon, France, October
18, 1918. Severely wounded, Corporal Stephenson
remained with his automatic rifle section in an ex-
posed position, covering the withdrawal of his com-
pany. Although almost surrounded, he inflicted
severe losses on the enemy and held this position
throughout the day. Home address, Mrs. Bidie
A. Stephenson, mother, Clayton, N. C.
STEPHENS, JOSEPH W. P. . . . Captain
Company E, 26th Infantry. When necessity
arose for a company to advance to an important
position in the fighting near Soissons, France,
July 19, 1918, he led his command through a heavy
shelled area with conspicuous bravery, reached his
objective and directed his men to a successful at-
tack until so seriously wounded as to necessitate
his evacuation. Home address, J. W. G. Stephens,
father, Wicomico Church, Va.
STEVENS, HARRY A. . . Second Lieutenant
Deceased. 5th Machine-Gun Battalion. For
extraordinary heroism in action near Somme-Py,
France, October 3, 1918. While leading his platoon
in attack, Lieutenant Stevens fell mortally wounded
but refused to be taken to the dressing station until
he had directed the advance of his plattoon and as-
sured himself that it would not be checked. .Next
of kin, T. H. Stevens, father, Sanitary Division,
Board of Education, New York City.
STEVENS, JOHN H. . . Second Lieutenant
Air Service, 147th Aero Squadron. For extra-
ordinary heroism in action near Chateau-Thierry,
France, July 2, 1918. Lieutenant Stevens, with
four other pilots, attacked 12 enemy aircraft (type
Pfalz) flying in two groups well within the enemy
lines. As soon as the enemy planes were sighted
Lieutenant Stevens maneuvered to get between
them and the sun, and with great difficulty gained
the advantage. While three of the other American
officers dived on the lower formation Lieutenant
Stevens and Second Lieutenant Kenneth L. Porter
engaged the upper formation in a bold and brilliant
combat, two planes of which they crashed to the
earth. Home address, Mrs. Effie Stevens, Albion,
STEVENS, LEVI . . . First Lieutenant
125th Infantry. For extraordinary heroism in
action near Romagne, France, October 9, 1918.
Commanding a small detachment, he charged and
captured a strong enemy machine-gun nest, his
personal activity and courage aiding greatly in the
success of the exploit. Although wounded and un-
der heavy fire, he organized a position from which
his detachment could effectively turn the captured
gun on the enemy. Home address, Mrs. Margaret
Stevens, mother, 433 State Street, Alpena, Mich.
STEVENSON, ALFRED .... Sergeant
Deceased. Company C, lllth Infantry. For
extraordinary heroism in action near Fismette,
France, August 10, 1918. Sergeant Stevenson and
another soldier voluntarily went through heavy
machine-gun fire to carry an important message to
an advanced unit. Attracted by the cries of a woun-
ded soldier while they were returning they went
to his assistance and, in doing so, Sergeant Steven-
eon was mortally wounded. Next of kin, Mrs.
Doris Stevenson, wife, Lin wood, Pa.
STEVENSON, CHARLES F. . . . Corporal
Company D, 105th Engineers. For extraordinary
heroism in action at Bellicourt, France, September
29, 1918. As Corporal Stephenson and his squad
were engaged in planking over a shell hole, they
were fired on from the side. Locating the course of
the fire by the flash, he attacked the enemy posi-
tion with his rifle, killing one German, taking two
prisoners, and clearing the adjacent shell holes.
His quick initiative and bravery saved the lives of
his men and prevented an interruption of their
work. Home address, Mrs. Delia Dupree Steven-
son, wife, Angier, N. C.
STEVENSON, JENS L Corporal
Deceased. Company F, 319th Infantry. For
extraordinary heroism in action October 6. 1918.
Corporal Stevenson voluntarily left shelter and
crawled in the open under heavy machine-gun fire
to the aid of a wounded soldier. While trying to
dress the latter's injuries, Corporal Stevenson was
killed by a machine-gun bullet. Next of kin, Elsie
Stevenson, mother, Raymond, Alberta, Canada.
STEWART, ALPHEUS E Private
Deceased. Company G, 107th Infantry. For ex-
traordinary heroism in action east of Ronssoy,
France, September 29, 1918. Private Stewart, hav-
Tng been wounded in the head, advanced with
fearless disregard for his own personal safety
against an enemy machine-gun nest and succeeded
in putting it out of action by bombing the gunners.
He was killed immediately thereafter by enemy
machine-gun fire. Next of kin, Mrs. L. D. Hill-
burn, sister, Jordantown, Texas.
STEWART, BERT L Corporal
Company M, 9th Infantry. For extraordinary
heroism in action near Medeah Ferme, France,
October 3, 1918. After his officer had been wounded
by shell fire, Corporal Stewart, suffering from seven
wounds about the knee from the same shell, took
command of his platoon, led it in the assault to the
objective, and established it in line Home address ,
Mrs. Jennie Teener, Idaville, Ind.
STEWART, CLARENCE L. . . . Private
Company B, 7th Machine Gun Battalion. For
extraordinary heroism in action at Chateau -
Thierry, France, May 31, to June 4, 1918. As a
motorcycle rider he worked steadily for 24 hours
without rest. He was struck by shrapnel, which
wounded him in the neck, back, and in both legs,
but he continued on duty in spite of these injuries.
Home address, Mrs. Nancy Stewart, mother,
R. F. D. 1, Verona, Pa.
STEWART, GEORGE L Sergeant
Deceased. Company I, 4th Infantry. For ex-
traordinary heroism in action near Nesles, France,
July 14-15, 1918. After he had seen several of his
comrades fall in the attempt to accomplish the
mission, Sergeant Stewart volunteered to carry an
important message through a heavy shell and gas
bombardment. Home address, John Stewart,
father, Erwin, Tenn.
STEWART, KIRBY P. . . Second Lieutenant
Deceased. 328th Infantry. For extraordinary
heroism in action near Chatel Chehery, France,
October 8, 1918. Leading his platoon in an attack
through an open valley, which was swept by en-
emy machine-gun fire from both flanks, he dis-
played marked heroism in continuing in command of
his men after being himself severely wounded, in-
spiring them by his courage till he fell mortally
wounded by a second machine-gun bullet. Next of
kin, Mrs. J. M. Stewart, 211 Court Street, Braden-
STEWART. MALLEY Private
Headquarters Company, 371st Infantry. For
extraordinary heroism in action near Bussy Farm,
France, September 29, 1918. Although severely
DISTINGUISHED SERVICE CROSS
wounded, Private Stewart continued to carry tele-
phone material forward through a heavy barrage
lor several hours, until overcome by loss of blood
and weakness Home address, Mrs. Judie Miligan,
sister, Fort Mott, S. C.
STEVENS, MATT Corporal
Company E, 125th Infantry. For extraordinary
heroism throughout the advance across the River
Ourcq and to Fismes, France, on the south bank
of the Vesle River, July 31 to August 8, 1918.
Corporal Stevens, then a private was a runner for
his company and was engaged day and night in
carrying messages throughout machine-gun and ar-
tillery fire. He did his work without fear or hesi-
tation, thereby keeping constant liaison with higher
authority. During times not so occupied he ad-
ministered aid to the wounded, crawling to stricken
comrades at imminent risk of his own life, through
areas swept by machine-gun fire. Through disre-
gard of danger he was the means of saving many
wounded men. Home address, Mrs. Charlotte
Stevens, wife, Wannaska, Mich.
STEWART, WARREN C Private
Sanitary Detachment, 115th Infantry. For ex-
traordinary heroism in action near Verdun, France,
October 10, 1918. In the Bois de Montagne, east
of the Meuse, Private Stewart voluntarily and at the
risk of his life, walked through an opening under
direct machine-gun fire to administer first aid to the
wounded in an advanced post. During the entire
offensive his conduct was instrumental in main-
taining the morale of the troops, to which he was
attached. Home address, Edgar Stewart, 220
Collins Avenue. Baltimore, Md.
STICKLES, HARVEY Private
Headquarters Company, 166th Infantry. For
extraordinary heroism in action northeast of Chat-
eau-Thierry, France, July 29-30, 1918. Several
times during the night of July 29. 1918, and three
times during the afternoon of July 30, 1918, he
left the shelter of battalion headquarters and went
out into an intense bombardment to repair tele-
phone lines connecting battalion and regimental
command posts. He had several narrow escapes
and was once thrown to the ground by the burst
of an exploding shell, yet he continued to perform
his important work after others had failed. Home
address, Jennie W. Miller, 234 Barnam Avenue,
STIFENELL. LUCH Private
Deceased. Battery C, 107th Field Artillery. For
extraordinary heroism in action near Peterghem,
Belgium, October 31, 1918. Mortally wounded,
yet realizing the need of every effective at the piece
to continue its operation, he refused help from his
comrades, and while lying on the ground, cheered
the members of the gun crew and urged them to
maintain their fire, until he was removed to a
dressing station by a stretcher bearer. Next of
kin, Mrs. Pauline Stifenell, mother, Cherry and
Jacoby Streets, Norristown, Pa.
STILLWELL, FRANK Sergeant
Battery A, 6th Field Artillery. For extraordi-
nary heroism in action near FlSville, France, Octo-
ber 4, 1918. When his section of a platoon had been
caught in an enemy barrage and all cannoneers of
the platoon had been either killed or wounded,
Sergeant Stillwell made repeated trips into the
shelled area to remove the wounded. He assumed
command of the platoon after the commanding
officer had been evacuated and skillfully performed
the duties involved therein. Home address, Ernest
Stillwell, uncle, Kansas City, Mo.
STINE, RALPH W. . . . First Lieutenant
Deceased. 132d Infantry. For extraordinary
heroism in action near Forges, France, September
26, 1918. During the progress of the attack, Lieu-
tenant Stine led a squad which wiped out six ma-
chine-gun nests and put the crews of five others to
flight. At the last nest he met stubborn resistance
and was instantly killed by a sniper while advanc-
ing upon it at close range. Next of kin, Mrs, Minnie
Stine. mother. 235 Chestnut Street, Paxton, 111.
STINSON, JAMES K. . Private (First Class)
10 1st Field Battalion, Signal Corps. For extra-
ordinary heroism in action at Marcht-ville, France,
September 26, 1918. He showed exceptional cool-
ness and courage in voluntarily laying and repairing
telephone lines under a violent bombardment.
Later, when all other wires had been cut, he suc-
ceeded in tapping in on lines and putting through
a call for a barrage. Home address, R. F. Stinson,
brother, Thorndale Postoffice, Ontario, Canada.