30, 1918. Pvt. Gagnier exhibited exceptional
bravery in voluntarily leaving shelter, going for-
ward under heavy shell and machine-gun fire and
bringing back to our lines several wounded com-
rades. Home address, Mrs. Emma Gagnier,
mother, Williamstown Station, Mass.
GAHRING, W. ROSS . . First Lieutenant
28th Infantry. On May 28-3 1 , 1 9 1 8, at Cantigny,
France, he was severely wounded by machine-gun
fire shortly after successfully leading his platoon to
its objective. Notwithstanding this, he remained
on duty for nine hours, thereby setting a brave ex-
ample for his men. Home address, Mrs. W. H.
Sloan, mother, Mt. Vernon, Mo.
GAILLOT, MAURICE G Captain
French Army. For extraordinary heroism in ac-
tion near Chateau-Thierry, France, July 31 to Aug-
ust 6, 1918; and near Soissons, France, August 25
to September 1, 1918. Throughout the two cam-
paigns Capt. Gaillot accompanied every officer's
patrol, fearlessly exposing himself to heavy ma-
chine-gun and artillery fire, rendering invaluable
service to the regiment to which he was attached.
Home address, Mrs. M. Gaillot, 55 Avenue de la
Grand Armie, Paris, France.
GAINES, JOHN P. . . Second Lieutenant
26th Infantry. He stayed with his command and
led it to its final objective near Soissons, France,
July 20, 1918, after being wounded, directed the
consolidation of his position, and yielded his post
only at the command of a superior officer. Home
address, John W. Gaines, father, Bay City, Texas.
GALA WITCH, AUGUST .... Private
Deceased. Company L, 9th Infantry. For ex-
traordinary heroism in action near Soissons, France,
July 25, 1918. While endeavoring with his auto-
matic rifle to silence the fire of an enemy machine-
gun nest, which was holding up a portion of our
line, Pvt. Gala witch was killed by shell fire. Next of
kin, Mrs. Victoria Galawitch, mother, 102 Gardner
Avenue, Homestead, N. J.
GALBRAITH, FREDERICK W., Jr. . Colonel
147th Infantry. For extraordinary heroism in
action near Ivoiry, France, September 29, 1918.
When an enemy counterattack was imminent he
went into the front lines under a violent artillery
and machine-gun barrage, and by the coolness and
certainty of his orders and the inspiring example of
his personal courage reorganized his own command
and took command of other units whose officers had
been lost or diverted in the confusion of battle.
Knocked down by a shell, he refused to be evacu-
ated and continued to carry on the work of reorgan-
izing his position and disposing the troops to a suc-
cessful conclusion. Home address, W. L. Taylor,
Western Paper Goods Co., Cincinnati, Ohio.
GALKA, TONY Private
Company A, 30th Infantry. For extraordinary
heroism in action near Crezancy, France, July 15,
1918. After his company had withdrwan from
their position, Pvt. Galka voluntarily returned to
the former position, and throughout the night of
July 15-16 assisted in evacuating the wounded.
Home address, John Galka, father, Podia, Poland.
GALLAGHER, CORNELIUS E. . . Sergeant
Company C, 309th Machine Gun Battalion. For
extraordinary heroism in action near Grand-Pr6,
France, October 28-29, 1918. Although painfully
wounded in the shoulder, he remained at his post
for six hours, without reporting his wound. Even
then he requested permission to remain, and, hav-
ing obtained it, he encouraged his men to withstand
a threatened counterattack. He left the field only
when ordered to do so. Home address, Mrs. Helen
Walsh, 41 Andrew Street, Bayonne, N. J.
GALLAGHER, GEORGE .... Corporal
Deceased. Company L, 30th Infantry. For ex-
traordinary heroism in action near Crezancy,
France, July 15; and near Jaulgonne, France, July
23, 1918. On the night of July 15, during the in-
tense shelling which preceded the German offensive,
Corpl. Gallagher made three trips through the fire
and, collecting lost troops, conducted them to their
place in the line. On July 23 he led a patrol
through perilous fire, and established communica-
tion with troops on the right of his position. Home
address, Winifred Gallagher, mother, 7311 3d Ave.
nue, Brooklyn, N. Y.
GALLAGHER, JOHN M Corporal
Deceased. Company C, 1st Engineers. For ex-
traordinary heroism in action near Verdun, France,
October 9, 1918. While his battalion was defending
a hill captured from the enemy, Corpl. Gallagher
was placed on the extreme right of the line, nearest
to the enemy, when an enemy counterattack was
launched against thsir position. On account of the
severe casualties inflicted, orders were given to
withdraw. Remaining alone at his post after the
withdrawal, Corpl. Gallagher valiantly resisted the
attack, advancing about 30 yards, when he saw the
enemy strip the body of his dead commanding officer.
Later, when his company drove the enemy beyond
the former position, they found the body of Corpl.
Gallagher, lying across his rifle. In a circle, facing
him, were the bodies of six Germans, whose lives he
exacted during the unequal struggle. Next of kin,
Thomas B. Gallagher, father, Ginter, Pa.
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GALLO, JOSEPH Sergeant
Company A, 2d Engineers. For extraordinary
heroism in action near Vaux, France, July 1, 1918.
He showed great bravery and energy and excep-
tional presence of mind in leading his platoon
through heavy barrage fire to reinforce a weakened
section of the line. Further, after the capture of a
hill which was his objective, he pursued a German
officer, although exposed to heavy fire, captured
him, took away his arms and brought him back a
prisoner. Home address, Mrs. Rose Gallo, 218 No.
Belmont Avenue, Newark, N. J.
GALLOWAY, JUDSON PAUL . First Lieutenant
Deceased. 23d Infantry. For extraordinary
heroism in action in the Chateau-Thierry sector,
France, June 6, 1918. Lieut. Galloway exhibited
exceptional courage and leadership when, after be-
ing mortally wounded, he continued to direct the
steady advance of his platoon in the face 9f heavy
machine-gun fire until struck a second time and
and killed. Next of kin, Mrs. Jane P. Galloway,
wife, 116 Riverside Drive, New York City.
GAMMELL, WARREN S
. . . . Sergeant (First Class)
Deceased. U. S. Ambulance Service. For extra-
ordinary heroism in action northwest of Sommepy,
near St. Etienne, France, October 8, 1918, Sergt.
Gammel showed conspicuous courage and devotion
to duty in evacuating the wounded under most try-
ing conditions. He made repeated trips in plain
view of the enemy observers over roads under con-
tinuous shell fire. He was killed by a shell fragment
while riding in an ambulance to an ad vanced post.
Next of kin, Dr. H. W. Gammell, Madison, Minn.
Company E, 60th Infantry. For extraordinary
heroism in action near Cunel, France, October 14,
1918. Voluntarily advancing ahead of his com-
pany, Pvt. Gander captured an enemy machine-gun
with three prisoners. The next morning, with an-
other soldier, he again went forth and caused the
surrender of several guns and five prisoners. His
bravery in both instances greatly facilitated the ad-
vance of his company, who were meeting with resist-
ance from the nests, which Pvt. Gander wiped out.
Home address, Mike Yerrsh, friend, 418 Center
Street, Springfield, Ohio.
GANNON, JOSEPH J Corporal
Company E, 104th Infantry. He displayed
courage and self-sacrificing devotion to duty in ac-
tion against the enemy on April 12, 1918, voluntarily
going with one comrade to an advanced post in a
communication trench and with automatic rifle
holding back advance of the enemy through the
trench until his comrade was killed and he himself
severely wounded. Home address, Mrs. Elizabeth
Gannon, mother, 20 Valentine Street, Cambridge,
GANSAZ, STANLEY . . Private (First Class)
Company A, 28th Infantry. For extraordinary
heroism in action at Exermont, France, October 4,
1918. When a German 77mm gun, supported by
numerous machine-guns, broke the tank attack
and held up the infantry advance, Pvt. Gansa,
with two scouts, made an encircling movement amid
heavy fire, and put the gun out of action, captur-
ing the entire crew. They then cleaned out the en-
emy dugouts in the vicinity and returned with 40
prisoners, including an officer. Home address, Jos-
eph Gansaz, 45th Coast Artillery Corps, U. S. A.
CAREER, HARRY E. . Private (First Claw)
Battery F, 21st Field Artillery. For extraordin-
ary heroism in action near Montauville, France,
October 24, 1918. When an enemy shell set fire to
the powder dump of his battery, Pvt. Garber
crossed a shell-swept area to warn his companions of
the danger from the threatened explosion of the
dump. He then recrossed the shelled area to notify
his officers of the conflagration and returned to the
burning dump to assist in saving some of the pow-
der. Home address, Henry J. Garber, father, 2916
Fifth Avenue, Beaver Falls, Pa.
GARCIA, AMADO . . Private (First Class)
Company K, 110th Infantry. For extraordinary
heroism in action near Fismes, France, August 26,
1918. With two other soldiers Pvt. Garcia crawled
300 yards in front of our lines, through the enemy's
wire, and attacked a hostile machine-gun nest. The
enemy crew opened fire on them at a range of only
ten yards and resisted stubbornly, but they suc-
ceeded in killing three of the crew and driving off
the others with clubbed rifles. They returned to our
lines under heavy fire. Home address, Mrs. Maria
Garcia, mother, Acomita, N. M.
GARCIA, GRAVIEL Private
Company C, 325th Infantry. For extraordinary
heroism in action near St. Juvin, France, October
16, 1918. Pvt. Garcia voluntarily went out into No
Man's Land under heavy enemy fire and adminis-
tered first aid to a wounded comrade. While mak-
ing his way back to our lines with the wounded man,
he was himself severely wounded. Home address,
Mrs. Joseph Davis, mother. Somerville, Texas.
GARDELLO, FRANK J., Jr. ... Sergeant
Infantry. When two enemy aeroplanes flew para-
llel to pur infantry lines north of the River Ourcq,
near Villers-sur-Fere, France, July 28, 1918, pouring
machine-gun bullets into our positions and driving
everyone to cover, he rushed to his machine-gun and
took aim at the upper of the two machines. Al-
though he was constantly subject to a storm of
bullets from the planes and from enemy snipers on
the ground, he nevertheless coolly sighted his gun
and riddled the upper plane. It collapsed and fell in
flames, striking the lower one as it fell and causing It
to crash to the earth also. Home address, Grank
Gardello, father, 10 Roosevelt Street, New York
GARDINER, KENNETH .... Corporal
Battery A, 10th Field Artillery. For extraordin-
ary heroism in action near St. Eugene, France, July
17, 1918. Suffering from shell shock and a wound in
the shoulder, Corpl. Gardiner continued to carry
messages over shell-swept roads until he was forced
to go to the dressing station by his battery comman-
der. Home address, Everett Gardiner, father, 120
West Oak Street, Council Bluffs, Iowa.
GARDNER, ALFRED W. . First Lieutenant
Deceased. 305th Infantry. For extraordinary
heroism in action in the Argonne Forest, France,
October 3, 1918. Attacking enemy machine-gun
nest, Lieut. Gardner displayed the highest courage
when he led his company up a steep slope in the face
of murderous fire. Before he could accomplish his
objective he was killed. Next of kin, Mrs. Mary E.
Gardner, mother, 325 West 89th Street, New York
GARDNER, ELMER W Private
Company G, 9th Infantry. For extraordinary
heroism in action south of Soissons, France, July 18,
1918. While acting as a runner he was seriously
wounded, but in spite of his injury he struggled
forward and delivered his message. Home address,
Mrs. Elizabeth Gardner, North Franklin, N. Y.
GARDNER, GEORGE W. . . . Sergeant
Company F, 353d Infantry. For extraordinary
heroism in action in Bois de Barricourt, France,
November 2, 1918. Sergt. Gardner led his platoon
through shell and machine-gun fire in an attack on
strong enemy positions, capturing two machine-
guns and assisting in the destruction of several
others that were holding up our advance. Home ad-
dress, Mrs. Mary Etta Gardner, mother, General
Delivery, Traer, Kansas.
GARDNER, JOHN H Sergeant
Company L, 118th Infantry. For extraordinary
heroism in action near Brancourt, France, October
8, 1918. After his company commander had been
wounded immediately before an attack, Sergt.
Gardner took command of the company and led it
throughout the action. When his company was held
up by machine-gun fire, he went forward and killed
four German machine-gunners, thereby enabling his
company to continue the advance. On another oc-
casion he picked up the rifle of a wounded soldier
and killed three of the enemy. Later, when his com-
pany was almost surrounded by hostile machine
gunners, under his cool direction his men fought
their way out, reached their objective, and consoli-
dated the position. Home address, J. W. Gardner,
father, R. F. D. No. 2, Hartsville, S. C.
GAREY, PHILIP Sergeant
Company I, 107th Infantry. For extraordinary
heroism in action near Ronssoy, France, September
29, 1918. Organizing a platoon of survivors of a
battalion, Sergt. Garey led them in attack against
the enemy. Under terrific shell and machine-gun
fire, he advanced against the enemy machine-gun
nest, and by the effective use of hand grenades,
killed or wounded the crew and destroyed the gun.
Home address, Mrs. Willis L. Garey, mother, 154
Ralston Avenue, South Orange, N. J.
GARGES, JOSEPH A Corporal
Company K, 6th Regiment, U. S. M. C. For ex-
traordinary heroism in action in the Bois de Belleau,
France, June 6-8, 1918. Corpl. Garges, with How-
ard Childs and Benjamin Tilghman, corporals, and
Herman L. McLeod, private, all of the same com-
pany, were prominent in the attack on enemy ma-
chine-gun positions in the Bois de Belleau on June
6 and 8, 1918; were foremost in their company and
at all times acquitted themselves with such distinc-
tion that they were an example for the remainder of
GARIEPY, THEODORE T. . . . Corporal
Company C, 125th Infantry. For extraordinary
heroism in action east of Bois des Crimpettes, near
Cierges, northeast of Chateau-Thierry, France,
August 1, 1918. When two companies of another
organization deployed in a field a violent artillery
fire was directed on them, necessitating their mov-
ing into an adjoining wood, leaving their dead and
wounded on the field. Corpl. Gariepy, with a party
of five men, left the woods and directed the work of
carrying the wounded to a safe spot, where they
could be given medical attention. He directed this
work under heavy fire and with an utter disregard
for his own life. Home address, Roy C. Gariepy,
brother, 348 Allendale Avenue, Detroit, Mich
GARLINGTON, CRESWELL . . .
. . . . Lieutenant Colonel
General Staff, 77th Division. For extraordinary
heroism in action near Merval, France, September
14, 1918. In preparation for an attack by units of
his division, Lieut. Col. Garlington helped establish
an advanced observation post. Learning a wounded
officer was in front, Lieut. Col. Garlington made his
way twice through intense fire from artillery and
small arms to where the wounded officer lay and
assisted in carrying him to safety. Home address,
Brig. Gen. R. A. Garlington, father, in care of The
Adjutant General, Washington, D. C.
GARNER, CORTIS H Private
Company C, 105th Field Signal Battalion. For
extraordinary heroism in action near Bellicourt
and Nsurrcy, France, September 28 to October 1,
1918. Attached to the headquarters of the 6th
infantry brigade as a dispatch rider Pvt. Garner re-
peatedly showed exceptional bravery throughout
the operations of that brigade. During the engage-
ment near Bellicourt he particularly distinguished
himself by his prompt delivery of all messages under
vigorous shell fire and bombing raids by enemy air-
craft, riding day and night in all kinds of weather.
Home address, J. W. Garner, father, R. F. D. No. 3,
Raleigh, N. C.
GARNER, GEORGE W Private
Company D, 28th Infantry. For extraordinary
heroism in action at Exermont, France, October
4, 1918. When a German 77 mm. gun, supported
by numerous machine guns, broke the tank at-
tack and held up the infantry advance, Private
Garner, with two scouts, made an encircling move-
ment amid heavy fire and put the gun out of ac-
tion, capturing the entire crew. They then cleaned
out the enemy dugouts in the vicinity, and returned
with forty prisoners, including an officer. Home ad-
dress, J. W. Garner, father, Lonoke, Ark.
GARNER, JOHN B Sergeant
Company F, 325th Infantry. For extraordinary
heroism in action north of Clemery, in Lorraine,
France, on the night of 16-17, August, 1918. Al-
though wounded in the face and hand, he went 50
meters up a road in the face of fire from two German
machine-guns and of exploding grenades to rescue a
lieutenant who lay 100 meters within the German
wire, so severely wounded as to be unable to move
without assistance. Sergt. Garner put the officer
on his back, crawled through the enemy's wire and
from there carried him 500 meters across open
ground, under fire, to safety. Home address, Mrs.
John C. Garner, mother, Cedartown, Ga.
GARR, CHARLES W Corporal
Company D, 2d Engineers. For extraordinary
heroism in action near St. Etienne-a-Arnes, France,
October 7, 1918. Advancing ahead of our infantry
Corpl. Garr made a reconnaissance of the town of
St. Etienne-a-Arnes, and, in spite of the danger,
exposed to artillery and machine-gun fire of our
own and enemy guns, he procured and returned
with valuable information. Home address, N. E.
Garr, father, Spiro, Okla.
GARRISON, WILLIAM H. . . . Private
Signal Corps, 101st Infantry. For extraordinary
heroism in action near Chateau-Thierry, France,
July 20-23, 1018. He displayed great personal
bravery and skill in maintaining telephone lines
between the regimental commander and the leading
battalion for more than two days. He patrolled the
line continuously and repaired it when it was cut
during bombardment. Knocked down frequently
by exploding shells, and once buried beneath dirt
and d6bris, he nevertheless stuck courageously to
his task, thereby making communication possible.
Home address, Mrs. Phoebe Garrison, mother,
GARSIDE, HENRY P Private
Company F, 9th Infantry. For extraordinary
heroism in action near Beaumont, France, Novem-
ber 1-5, 1918. On duty as a company runner, Pvt.
Garside repeatedly carried messages unflinchingly
through heavy enemy machine-gun and shell fire
with utter disregard for personal safety. Home ad-
dress, Bridgett Garside, 290 Rhode Island Avenue,
Fall River, Mass.
GARST, HENRY J Corporal
Company H, 47th Infantry. For extraordinary
heroism in action near Bazoches, France, August 9,
1918. Responding to a call for volunteers to destroy
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a hostile machine-gun, Corpl. Garst, with two other
soldiers, boldly went forward through machine-gun
fire and accomplished this mission. Home address,
George Garst, father, 4210 Chippewa Street, St.
GARTHRIGHT, JOHN E Private
Deceased. Company M, 307th Infantry. For
extraordinary heroism in the Forest of Argonne,
France, September 28-29, 1918. Pvt. Garthright
distinguished himself time after time carrying in
wounded under heavy shell fire until he was finally
killed while engaged in this self-sacrificing work.
Next of kin, Warren Garthright, father, R. F. D. 6,
GARVIN, FRANK W Private
Company C, 107th Infantry. For extraordinary
heroism in action near St. Souplet, France, Octo-
ber 18, 1918. After the advance of his company
had been stopped by strong hostile machine-gun
fire, Pvt. Garvin, with three companions, advanced
far ahead of the front line to attack an enemy posi-
tion located in a large farmhouse. By skillful man-
euvering in the broad daylight they covered all en-
trances to the house and forced the surrender of the
entire force of the enemy, numbering 36 men and
two officers. During the exploit they killed two
Germans who attempted to take cover in the cellar.
Home address, George K. Garvin, father, 84 Nassau
Boulevard, Garden City, Long Island, N. Y.
GASKINS, FREDERICK O. . . . Corporal
Deceased. Company 1, 118th Infantry. For extra-
ordinary heroism in action near la Haie Menneresse,
France, October 16, 1918. When the advance of his
company was held up by two machine-gun nests
Corpl. Gaskins led his squad entirely on his own
initiative in the face of intense machine-gun fire
against an enemy post on the right flank. Followed
by his men he rushed the position, taking it and
killing two of the gun crew. He then rushed a second
post alone with his rifle, killing one of the crew. He
was himself killed before he could reach the post.
Next of kin, Thomas W. Gaskins, father, Chester-
field, S. C.
GASPARATTO, TONY Private
Company B, 119th Infantry. For extraordinary
heroism in action near Bellicourt, France, Septem-
ber 29, 1918. During the operations against Belli-
court, Pvt. Gasparatto, without assistance, charged
an enemy position, taking and returning with 26
prisoners. Home address, Joseph Gasparatto,
father, Lockhart, 111.
GASSOWAY, THOMAS .... Corporal
Company B, 6th Infantry. For extraordinary
heroism in action near Fontaines, France, Novem-
ber 7, 1918. Corpl. Gassoway, accompanied by
three other soldiers, volunteered and went out under
heavy machine-gun and artillery fire to rescue a
wounded comrade. Failing in the first attempt,
they again tried and this time succeeded in bringing
the wounded man to shelter. Home address, Will-
iam Gassoway, Vanceburg, Ky.
GASTON, GEORGE F Private
Company H, 131st Infantry. For extraordinary
heroism in action at Chipilly Ridge, France, August
9, 1918. After being severely wounded by shrapnel
he showed the greatest courage by continuing to
advance on a machine-gun emplacement, keeping
the gun occupied, and thereby enabling a detach-
ment to flank the position and capture it. Home
address, Charles Gaston, father, Windsor, 111.
GASTON, PAUL J Sergeant
Sanitary Detachment, 121st Machine Gun Bat-
alion. For extraordinary heroism in action in
front of Bellevue Farm, near Cierges, France, Aug-
ust 1, 1918. During the attack on Bellevue Farm
he worked energetically throughout the engagement
which continued from 2 to 10 p. m., to give first aid
to the wounded and to carry them to the dressing
station. He was under fire of snipers continuously
and frequently went into shell and machine-gun fire
to administer to wounded soldiers. His calmness
and courage was a source of inspiration to the com-
bat troups. Home address, Howard L. Gaston,
brother, Dysart, Iowa.
GASTON, ROBERT A Corporal
Deceased. Company F, 141st Infantry. For ex-
traordinary heroism in action near St. Etienne,
France, October 8, 1918. Corpl. Gaston led three
attempts to take an enemy machine-gun nest under
enfilade fire. In the final attempt he was wounded,
but continued to advance until he was killed by ma-
chine-gun fire. Next of kin, Mrs. Lilly Gaston,
mother, Fort Sam Houston, Texas.
GATAINO, ISAAC Corporal
Company I, 47th Infantry. For extraordinary
heroism in action near St. Thibaut, France, August
8, 1918. Corpl. Gataino showed exceptional cour-
age and judgment when patrolling the country to
the flank of his company under heavy machine-gun
and artillery fire. He obtained liaison with the
flank company and brought back valuable informa-
tion regarding the river to the front of our lines.
Home address, Joseph Gataino, father, 1208 Wash-
burn Avenue, Chicago, 111.
GATES, AUSTIN Private
Company M, 16th Infantry. For extraordinary
heroism in action near Charpentry, France, October
3, 1918. He went forward with three other sol-
diers, and, though subjected to intense enemy fire
rescued a wounded soldier who had fallen in advance
of our lines. Home address, Mrs. George Duff,
mother, Drummond, Mont.
GAUFFENY, EMMANUAL PAUL FRANCOIS
French Army. For extraordinary heroism in ac-
tion in the St. Mihiel sector, France, September 26,
1918. Commanding and leading a raid against the
enemy, in spite of the severe shelling Lieut. Gauff-
eny reached his objective and took many prisoners.
His great courage during most hazardous recon-
naissances won the admiration of all under his com-
mand, and the information he supplied was always
of the utmost value.
GAUTHIER, JEAN CHARLES . . .
. . . . Second Lieutenant
French Army. For extraordinary heroism in ac-
tion near Bussy Farm, France, September 29, 1918.