Company A, 5th Regiment, U. S. M. C. For ex-
traordinary heroism in action near Ville Montrey,
France, November 10, 1918. Corpl. Ferguson and
companion went out ahead of the line and silenced a
machine-gun which threatened to hold up the ad-
vance of his company. Home address, J. S. Fer-
guson, 3207 West 97th Street, Cleveland, Ohio.
FERRELL, WILLIAM M. . Private (First Class)
Medical Detachment, llth Infantry. For ex-
traordinary heroism in action near Verdun, France,
November 5, 1918. While rendering first aid under
terrific fire, Pvt. Ferrell was severely wounded. In
spite of his injury, he continued to dress the wounds
of a comrade, after which he helped him back to the
first-aid station. Even after returning, he displayed
more interest in the wounds of another than he did
in caring for his own wounds. Next of kin. Mrs.
Sallie Ferrell, mother, Ashland, Miss.
FERRENBACH, LEO C. . . First Lieutenant
Air Service. For extraordinary heroism in action
near Ansauville, France, July 22, 1918. Lieut. Fer-
renbach, a balloon observer, was conducting an im-
portant surveillance of his sector when at an alti-
tude of 800 meters successive attacks were made
upon the balloon by enemy planes. This officer re-
fused to leave his post and continued his work with
strong enemy patrols hovering above him until one
of the hostile machines dived and set fire to the bal-
loon. After he had jumped in his parachute, the
burning balloon fell and barely missed him. Lieut.
Ferrenbach immediately reascended while enemy
patrols were still in the vicinity. Home address,
Edward J. Ferrenbach, father, 5441 Bartmer Ave-
nue, St. Louis, Mo.
FERRY, BRADFORD Private
Company E, 115th Infantry. For extraordinary
heroism in action near Montagne, France, October
17, 1918. After three men of his carrying party had
been wounded and the others scattered by shell fire,
Pvt. Ferry organized a second detail which he led
through heavy shell fire to his company kitchen
cook and returned after dark with rations for the
men in the front line. Home address, Mrs. Mar-
garet Ferry, mother, Elkton, Md.
FESSELMEYER, W. T. . Second Lieutenant
4th Infantry. For extraordinary heroism in ac-
tion near Grand Ballois Farm, France, July 14-15,
1918. On the night of July 14-15 Lieut. Fesselmeyer
continually exposed himself to heavy gas and shell
fire while caring for wounded until he was overcome
by gas and exhaustion. Home address, Mrs. W. T.
Fesselmeyer, wife, 171 East 99th Street, New York
FIECHTER, WALTER . . First Lieutenant
109th Infantry. For extraordinary heroism in
action near St. Agnan, France, July 16, 1918. Al-
though painfully wounded at the start of an attack,
he refused to be evacuated, but continued to lead
his platoon forward until ordered to withdraw. His
courage was an inspiration to his command. Home
address, Frederich Fiechter, father, 426 East Mt.
Airy Avenue, Philadelphia, Pa.
FIELDS, JAMES O Corporal
Deceased. Company D, 130th Infantry. For ex-
traordinary heroism in action at Fresnes-en-Woerve,
France, November 10, 1918. With utter disregard of
his personal danger Corpl. Fields went into an intens
enemy barrage to rescue a wounded soldier. While
accomplishing this heroic feat he was seriously
wounded. Home address, Mrs. Ida Fields, mother,
R. F. D. No. 5, Loogootee, Ind.
FIGGINS, CHARLES R Corporal
Company K, 364th Infantry. For extraordinary
heroism in action near Eclisfontaine, France, Sep-
tember 28, 1918. Responding to a call for volun-
teers, Corpl. Figgins, with five others, advanced
400 yards beyond their front to bring in wounded
comrades. They succeeded in rescuing seven of
their men, also in bringing in the dead body of a
lieutenant, while exposed to terrific machine-gun
fire. Home address, Mrs. Chrissie Figgins, mother,
319 Colorado Street, Sawtelle, Cal.
FIIGEN, PETER Private
Company D, 311th Infantry. For extraordinary
heroism in action near Vieville-en-Hay, France,
September 23-24, 1918. On the night of September
23-24, Pvt. Fiigen repeatedly carried messages be-
bween his company and battalion headquarters
through a heavy barrage, until completely exhaust-
ed. On the morning of September 26, he volun-
teered and carried an important message to battal-
ion headquarters through a heavy machine-gun fire.
Home address, Mrs. William Owens, aunt, 281 Mc-
Clellen Street, Perth Amboy, N. J.
FILIPPI, JEAN Corporal
French Army. For extraordinary heroism in ac-
tion at Magenta Farm, France, November 3, 1918.
While engaged in maintaining liaison with American
troops, Corpl. Filippi repeatedly passed through the
enemy's lines. At one time he was attacked and
almost captured by several Germans, but after a
hand-to-hand struggle he succeeded in freeing him-
self and continuing on his mission.
FILLINGEM, LINNIE G Cook
Deceased. Company H, 167th Infantry. In the
action of March 5, 1918, near Pexonne, France, he
displayed courageous devotion to duty by remain-
ing at his post under heavy fire and after being
wounded. Died from wounds received, March 6,
1918. Next of kin, G. L. Fillingem, father, Route 4,
Coffee County, Ala.
FILLY AW, WALTER J. Private (First Class)
Medical Detachment, 4th Infantry. For extra-
ordinary heroism in action near Cunel, France,
October 5, 1918. Having been wounded and or-
dered to the rear, Private Fillyaw nevertheless con-
tinued to administer first-aid treatment to other
wounded men under constant shell fire, until he was
wounded a second time, when he was evacuated,
despite his protests. Home address, Mrs. Sadye I.
Fillyaw, wife, 111 S. Church Street, Union, S. C.
FINCH, ROBERT L. . . First Lieutenant
Adjutant, 3d Battalion, 372d Infantry. For ex-
traordinary heroism in action near Bussy Farm-
France, September 28, 1918. He voluntarily led a
portion of the first attacking wave over the enemy's
position in the face of intense artillery and machine-
gun fire. Later he, in company with another officer,
voluntarily advanced under heavy fire to the enemy's
wire and cut an opening for the passage of our
troops. Home address, G. R. Finch, father, Tempe,
FINK, WILLIAM W Private
Battery A, 124th Field Artillery. For extraor-
dinary heroism in action near Remonville, France,
October 31, 1918. Pvt. Fink, a driver, was seriously
wounded by shell fire while going forward to the
front line infantry trenches with his platoon, but he
remained at his post, refusing to seek medical atten-
tion until he fell from his horse, exhausted. Home
address, Joseph B. Fink, father, 1800 Whittier
Avenue, Springfield, 111.
FINKLE, BURR Private
Company K, 165th Infantry. Near Villers-sur-
Fere, France, on July 28, 1918, he saw six Germans
about to make a prisoner of his corporal, who had
been severely wounded in the ankle. He called a
comrade and advanced on the Germans, killing two
of them, and took the other four prisoners, returned
with his corporal safely to our lines. Home address,
George Finkle, Hurleyville, N. Y.
FINLEY, ARCHIE J Corporal
Company K, 125th Infantry. For extraordinary
heroism in action near Gesnes, France, October 9,
1918. In the fighting near Gesnes, Corporal Fin-
ley's platoon became isolated in a position far in
advance of the rest of his company. In order to
obtain liaison, Corporal Finley twice voluntarily
carried messages from his platoon to the remainder
of the company. In order to do this, it was neces-
sary to cross two stretches which were entirely
open to the enemy's fire. In spite of this. Corporal
Finley carried out his mission successfully and com-
pleted plans for the withdrawal of the platoon that
night. During the withdrawal of the platoon,
Corporal Finley repeatedly returned to search for
wounded men, whom he carried on his back to a
place of safety. Home address, Mrs. Maggie
Finley, mother, Winter, Mich.
FINN, HENRY Private
Deceased. Medical Detachment, 4th Infantry.
For extraordinary heroism in action near Les Fran-
quettes Farm, France, July 23, 1918. Despite the
severe bombardment of machine guns, Pvt. Finn
went into an open field to administer aid to wounded
officers and men. He was killed while rendering
aid to these men. Home address, Michael Finn,
father, Portal, N. Dak.
FINN, JOHN J Mechanic
Company G, 105th Infantry. For extraordinary
heroism in action east of Ronssoy, France, Septem-
ber 20, 1918. During the operations against the
Hindenburg line he left shelter and went forward
under heavy shell and machine-gun fire and rescued
five wounded soldiers. While in the performance
of this gallant act he and another soldier attacked
an enemy dugout, killing two of the enemy and tak-
ing one prisoner. This courageous act set a splendid
example to all. Home address, Mrs. Grace Finn, 62
Grove Avenue, New Rochelle, N. Y.
FINNEGAN, ROBERT .... Corporal
Deceased. Company A, 28th Infantry. On May
27-28, 1918, at Cantigny, France, although mortally
wounded he concealed that fact, encouraged his men
by his example of fortitude, and continued to fire his
automatic rifle until he became exhausted. Next of
kin, Hugh Finnegan, father, 1712 Davis Street,
FINNERTY, BERNARD R. . . . Sergeant
Deceased. Company H, 165th Infantry. He
bravely attacked a group of the enemy without as-
sistance in a bayou near Auberive, France, July 16,
1918, and drove them out, thereby saving his unit
from surprise attack. While engaged in this coura-
geous enterprise he was killed. Next of kin, Ber-
nard Finnerty, uncle, 593 West 178th Street, New
FIORENTINO, ANTHONY . . . Private
Deceased. Company L, 110th Infantry. For
extraordinary heroism in action near Magneux,
France, August 25, 1918. Volunteering to locate
an enemy machine-gun nest which was inflicting
heavy casualties on our forces, Private Fiorentino
advanced alone and by drawing the enemy fire
enabled his company to destroy the nest and con-
tinue the advance. In exposing himself to the
hostile fire, this gallant soldier was fatally wounded
and died on the field shortly afterward. Next of
kin, Frank Fiorentino, father, 110 Furnace Street,
FIORITO, DIONIGO Private
Company M, 9th Infantry. For extraordinary
heroism in action near Tuilerie Farm, France, No-
vember 4, 1918. After many of the stretcher bear-
ers had become casualties, Pvt. Fiorito, without
assistance, carried many of his wounded comrades to
the rear, through heavy machine-gun and shell fire.
Home address, Catherine Fiorito S. Pietro, mother,
Guarano Province, Coesenza, Italy.
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FISCHER, ROBERT McC. . . . Corporal
Deceased. 20th Company, 5th Regiment, U. S.
M. C. Killed in action at Chateau-Thierry, France,
June 6, 1918, he gave the supreme proof of that
extraordinary heroism which will serve as an ex-
ample to hitherto untried troops. Next of kin, Miss
Minna Fischer, aunt, 2113 Harriet Avenue, Minne-
FISHER, AARON R. . . Second Lieutenant
366th Infantry. For extraordinary heroism in
action near Lesseux, France, September 3, 1918.
Lieut. Fisher showed exceptional bravery in action
when his position was raided by a superior force of
the enemy by directing his men and refusing to
leave his position, although he was severely wound-
ed. He and his men continued to fight the enemy
until the latter were beaten off by counterattack.
Home address, Benjamin Fisher, father, General
Delivery, Lyles, Ind.
FISHER, FRANK J. . . Second Lieutenant
Deceased. 355th Infantry. For extraordinary
heroism in action near Beauclair, France, Novem-
ber 3-4, 1918. Largely as a result of his personal
bravery he advanced our front line a distance of
two kilometers, going out in advance and captur-
ing two German machine-guns and killing the
crews. When his line was later halted by heavy
fire, he exposed himself fearlessly in passing among
his men to steady them and direct the consolida-
tion of the position they held. While so doing he
was mortally wounded. Next of kin, William M.
Fisher, father, 2010 North Fifth Street, Kansas
FISHER, RUSSELL S Captain
61st Infantry. For extraordinary heroism in ac-
tion near Dun-Sur-Meuse, France, November 4-5,
1918. After all means of conveyance across the
canal had been destroyed by enemy shell fire, Capt.
Fisher bravely called on his company to swim, he
himself leading his men into the water. The suc-
cessful accomplishment of this task made it possi-
ble for him to attack and capture the height of the
east side of the river and drive out the enemy, who
were holding the bridgehead. Home address, Mrs.
A. O. Fisher, mother, 445 Barry Avenue, Chicago, III.
FISKE, NEWELL R Captain
Deceased. 7th Infantry. For extraordinary
heroism in action near Fossoy, France, July 15,
1918. Capt. Fiske fearlessly led his troops in a
counterattack through intense artillery fire, inspir-
ing his men by his gallant conduct. He lost his life
while in the performance of this act. Next of kin,
H. M. Fiske, father, 301 Prospect Street, Cranford,
FITZGERALD, HOWARD P. ... Private
Deceased. Company L, 104th Infantry. He
displayed coolness, courage, and the spirit of self-
sacrifice in action of April 10, 1918, digging out a
buried comrade while under heavy fire, persisting in
his work until he received a mortal wound, of
which he died April 11, 1918. Next of kin, Michael
Fitzgerald, brother, 47 Moreland Street, Spring-
FITZGERALD, ROBERT J. . . . Private
U. S. Ambulance Service, Section 625, with French
Army. For extraordinary heroism in action near
Soissons, France, September 3, 1918. His ambu-
lance broke down while he was on his way to an ad-
vanced post along a road then under steady ma-
chine-gun fire. In spite of the enemy fire, he at-
tempted to repair the machine, but was unable to
do so. Securing assistance, he repaired it under fire
in full view of the enemy and continued to make re-
peated trips with wounded through machine-gun
and artillery bombardment. Home address, Mrs.
John Fitzgerald, 6601 Watt Avenue, Ben Avon, Pa.
FITZPATRICK, MICHAEL F. . . Sergeant
Company L, 165th Infantry. For extraordinary
heroism in action near Landres et St. Georges,
France, October 14, 1918. After his platoon com-
mander had been killed, Sergt. Fitzpatrick took
command of the platoon. Although painfully
wounded in the arm early in the engagement and
constantly exposed to intense machine-gun and
artillery fire and gas, he remained at his post di-
recting and encouraging his men until his platoon
was relieved late that night, when he was evacu-
ated. Home address, Cornelius Fitzpatrick, father,
80 Visitation Place, Brooklyn, N. Y.
FITZSIMMONS, THOMAS E. . . Sergeant
Headquarters Company, 165th Infantry. For
extraordinary heroism in action near Landres-et-St.
Georges, France, October 15, 1918. Running for-
ward to a slope just above the enemy's wire, Sergt.
Fitzsimmons, although exposing himself to direct
fire of all kinds, was able to conduct such an effective
fire with his trench mortars, that a threatened en-
emy counterattack was broken up. Home address,
Michael A. Fitzsimmons, 108 Academy Street,
South Orange, N. J.
FLAGG, DANIEL S Private
Company M, 131st Infantry. For extraordinary
heroism in action near Meuse, Argonne, France,
September 26, 1918. With three other soldiers he
crawled across an open field, subjected to heavy ma-
chine-gun and artillery fire, for 200 yards, to flank
three enemy emplacements which were holding up
the advance. This volunteer patrol captured the
machine-gun positions, killing seven and capturing
23 of the enemy. Next of kin, Mrs. D. S. Flagg,
wife, 1511 East Marquette Road, Chicago, 111.
FLANNERY, HARRY E Sergeant
Company D, 341st Machine Gun Battalion. For
extraordinary heroism in action in the Bois de
Bantheville, France, November 1, 1918. During
heavy enemy shell fire he kept excellent control
over his gun section and, when severely wounded,
refused to be cared for until other men received first
aid. Home address, Mrs. Margie Siewrdson,
Brown Valley, Minn.
FLANNERY, WALTER R. . First Lieutenant
Infantry. At great peril to his life on the night of
June, 1918, he voluntarily swam the River Marne,
near Sauvigny, France, and brought back a wound-
ed French soldier, who, having escaped from his
German captors, was unable to return to his own
lines. Home address, J. Rogers Flannery, brother,
Vanadium Building, Pittsburgh, Pa.
FLEESON, HOWARD T. . First Lieutenant
Signal Corps Observer, 12th Aero Squadron. For
the following act of extraordinary heroism in action
near Buzancy, France, October 30, 1918. Lieut.
Fleeson is awarded a bronze oak leaf, to be worn on
the distinguished-service cross, awarded him Octo-
ber 3, 1918. This officer accompanied a formation
of nine planes on a photographic mission in German
territory; six planes turned back before reaching
the enemy line, and the remaining three were at-
tacked by 18 Fokker-type planes when they had
penetrated 12 kilometers into the enemy country.
After his two companions, whom he tried to assist,
were shot down, Lieut. Fleeson fought his way back
to his own lines, destroying two enemy planes in the
combat. Home address, W. H. Fleeson, brother,
FLEET, GEORGE T Captain
26th Infantry. Amid showers of machine-gun
bullets and artillery shells of all calibers, at Berzy-
le-Sec, France, July 21, 1918, he gallantly proceeded
to the front lines for vital information needed by the
division commander, and accomplished his mission
Home address, Mrs. G. T. Fleet, 703 13th Street!
FLEGLE, FRANK H Private
Company L, 315th Infantry. For extraordinary
heroism in action near Nantillois, France, Septem-
ber 29, 1918. When his platoon had been prdered
to cover because of the annihilating machine-gun
and artillery fire, Pvt. Flegle accompanied another
soldier to the rescue of a comrade who was lying
300 yards distant. The journey was made through
heavy and continuous fire, but Pvt. Flegle, with his
fellow soldier, succeeded in beinging their wounded
comrade to safety. Home address, Harry Flegle,
brother, 1818 Wharton Street, Philadelphia, Pa.
FLEISCHMAN, FRANK F. . . . Private
Deceased. Company K, 115th Infantry. For
extraordinary heroism in action near Balschwiller,
Alsace, August 30, 1918. After a raid against enemy
trenches, he volunteered to accompany his platoon
leader into No Man's Land to rescue a missing
member of the platoon who had been wounded.
While engaged in this courageous duty he was mor-
tally wounded. Next of kin, Charles Fleischman,
brother, Chesaco Park, Back River, Ind.
FLEITZ, MORRIS F.
Headquarters Company, 6th Regiment, U. S.
M. C. He showed extraordinary heroism and faith-
fulness in the face of great danger, remaining on
arduous duty without rest for two days, under
constant fire, to supply his battalion with rations
and ammunition on June 9-10, 1918, and in the at-
tack on Bois de Belleau, France. He made two
trips with ammunition in broad daylight and in
plain view of the enemy and carried ammunition
across the field under heavy shell fire. Home ad-
dress, Venzing Fleitz, father, 1848 Frankfort Ave-
nue, Louisville, Ky.
FLEMING, PATRICK E Private
Company M, 138th Infantry. He bravely at-
tempted to pick up and throw away near Oderon-
Alsace, on July 12, 1918, a live grenade that had
fallen among five soldiers, but because of irregular-
ities of the trench he could not reach it before it
burst. He thrust his foot on it, thereby saving his
companions from death or injury but causing
wounds that necessitated amputation of the foot.
Home address, Joseph F. Fleming, father, 6162
Bartmer Avenue, St. Louis, Mo.
FLEMING, SAMUEL WILSON, JR. . Major
315th Infantry. For extraordinary heroism in
action near Beaumont, France, November 9, 1918.
On the night of November 9, he received a serious
and painful wound from a high-explosive shell, but
refused to be evacuated, and continued in command
of his battalion until the signing of the armistice on
November 11. He was exposed not only to heavy
enemy fire but to severe weather conditions as well.
Home address. Mrs. Samuel W. Fleming, Jr.,
wife, Bellefonte, Pa.
FLEMING, THOMAS W. .... Corporal
Company G, 128th Infantry. For extraordinary
heroism in action near Romagne and Bantheville,
France, October 14, 1918. When the advance was
held up by fire from an enemy machine gun, Corp.
Fleming, with utter disregard of personal danger,
rushed out alone in the face of terrific machine-gun
and shell fire, attacked the machine-gun nest, kill-
ing the gunner, capturing the four remaining mem-
bers of the crew and bringing them back to our
lines. Home address, Mrs. Mary Fleming, mother.
Route 2, Merrill, Mich.
FLETCHER, ALLEN Captain
362d Infantry. For extraordinary heroism in
action at Gesnes, France, September 29, 1918.
Although he was severely wounded, he continued
to lead his company in the assault of Gesnes; then,
much weakened by his wound, he reorganized his
company and directed its employment as a cover-
ing detachment in the withdrawal. He remained
with his company until ordered to leave his post
and received medical treatment. He showed
throughout the engagement a devotion to duty
only exceeded by his utter disregard of personal
safety. Home address, L. D. Fletcher, 1500 West
Twentieth Street, Los Angeles, Calif.
FLETCHER, LEE C. . . First Lieutenant
Deceased, lllth Infantry. For extraordinary
heroism in action at Fismette, France, August
10-13, 1918. When his battalion was attacked by
a greatly superior force, Lieut. Fletcher, intelli-
gence officer, organized a detachment and success-
fully defended an important position. Later, when
our barrage was falling short, he voluntarily carried
a message to the artillery for the purpose of correct-
ing the fire. Home address, George Fletcher, father,
Wellsburg, N. Y.
FLETCHER, HARRY B Corporal
Company F, 6th Regiment, U. S. M. C. After
being severely wounded in the capture of Bouresche,
France, June 6, 1918, he refused to go to the rear for
treatment, but remained at his post and urged on
his men to renewed efforts. Home address,
Harry Fletcher, father, 167 Third Avenue, Salt
Lake City, Utah.
FLETCHER, JEFFERSON B. First Lieutenant
United States Ambulance Unit 517. For extra-
ordinary heroism in action, October 6, 1918. He
was on his way to establish an advance aid station
during a heavy bombardment when he was wounded
by a shell fragment and his right ear drum broken.
Two men accompanying him were killed, and the
concussion of the exploding shell knocked him into
a ditch full of water, where he lay for an hour. Dis-
playing unfaltering devotion to duty, he continued
on his mission, established the aid station, and re-
mained in command of his section. Home address,
112 East 22d Street, New York City.
FLING, JOHN H First Sergeant
Company I, 138th Infantry. For extraordinary
heroism in action at Cheppy, France, September 26
and 27, 1918. When his company commander was
killed and his company left without officers, Sergt.
Fling took command of the company, successfully
withdrew it from the midst of machine-gun nests,
reorganized it and continued the advance. He was
severely wounded in the head next day, but insisted
on remaining on duty with his company and ad-
vancing in the attack, notwithstanding the fact
that the advance was over a gassed area and his
wounds prevented his wearing a gas mask. Home
address, J. C. Fling, father, 3327 College Avenue,
Kansas City, Mo.
FLINT, JOHN J Sergeant
Machine Gun Company, 165th Infantry. For
extraordinary heroism in action near Ferme de
Jonch6ry, France, July 15, 1918, and near La
Marche, France, September 23, 1918. Stationed
with the company train near a French battery of
artillery, Sergt. Flint, then a mechanic, left a con-
crete shelter and volunteered to carry a severely
wounded French soldier to the dressing station. To
reach the dressing station, over a kilometer away,
he crossed an open field, subjected at the time to
intense artillery bombardment. Later when a 150-
millimeter shell burst near a shelter tent in which
he was sleeping, killing one and wounding three
noncommissioned officers and hurling Sergt. Flint
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several yards, he called assistance and supervised
the care of the wounded. Home address, Mrs.
Katherine Flint, mother, 802 Gates Avenue, Brook-
lyn, N. Y.
FLOCKEN, JOHN B Private
79th Company, 6th Regiment, U. S. M. C. In
the capture of Bouresche, France, June 6, 1918, he